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Leaving Messages We have lost the instruction manual and need to know how to instruct callers to leave messages in either mailbox 1 or mailbox 2. For example, is it "1 and #" or "1 and *", etc. Please help!

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Re: Leaving Messages

Here is the link to the instruction amnual for your machine; Hope this helps :)

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I just bought a Radio Shack 43-3829 telephone answering machine. What does a caller need to do to send a message to a specific mail box? Right now all messages are going to the general mail box.

To put the message in a specific mail box, the caller needs to press *1, *2 or *3 (touch tone phone) before leaving their message. (Of course the answering system has to pick up before the key stroke.) Obviously the number corresponds to the mail box that will get the message.

So if you want to include these directions in your outgoing message, you would need to add something like "To leave a message for John press Star 1, for Sam press Star 2" when you record the ogm.

The manual for the answering system is available from Radio Shack. See . The direct link to the English version of the manual is .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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The correction to the problem is for you to delete all the old messages that you have read so that you can create space for the new ones coming in.

Feb 09, 2011 | GE 29875GE Digital Answering Machine

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The machine says A where there should be number of messages it won't take messages

Your machine is set to Announce Only. In this mode the machine announces you're not available but does not allow the caller to leave a message. To switch to Answer, see the instructions beginning on page 30 of the manual:

Jul 15, 2010 | Vtech 2460 Answering Machine

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I have a bell answering machine model AN200SA. It is not recording messages and therefore there is nothing to play back. But we can hear the person leaving a message when they call. I do need to try fix...

I have a Bell Phones answering machine model: AN-200SA. It is not recording the messages. We do hear the caller leaving the message. Need to fix urgently. Please can someone kindly assist me!

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Not recording

Record Time sets the duration for recording the incoming messages. You have three
record time options. The options "1 minute" or "4 minutes" set the duration for
recording the incoming messages. "Announce only" answers the call but prevents
the caller from leaving a message.
1) Enter the Answ. Setup menu, and then the Record
Time submenu (see "Entering the Menu" on page 16).
2) Press volume up/down to select Record Time
(1 Minute, 4 Minutes, or Announce Only)
3) Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.

Feb 02, 2009 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Lucent Technologies 1725 answering machine

Taken from the 1725's User Manual:

Deleting Messages
1 Connect with the answering
2 To delete selected message
— Press
and release 3 while the message is
To delete all messages in a
— After you have listened to
all messages and heard the two beeps,
press 3, and then the mailbox

You can download a copy of the manual at the following URL:

Jul 15, 2008 | AT&T 1725 Answering Machine

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Using mailboxes on Sony TAM-100 digital answering machine

Direct your caller to press the star (*) and the number of the mailbox (1, 2 or 3 )to leave a message on.

Dec 28, 2007 | Sony TAM-100 Digital Answering Machine

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How to record messages

It sounds like two separate problems, MaryAnne44. I have the exact same machine, but don't have that problem. Sounds to me your machine is ready for the scrap heap.

Nov 30, 2007 | GE 29875GE2 Digital Answering Machine

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SW Bell FA-980 Answering Machine

Here is a link to a similar model: Here is what it says: TONE REMOTE OPERATION Remote Security Code To access answering functions from an outside line, you will need to enter the three digit security code located on the bottom of your unit. Write this number on the Remote Access Card, which you can keep in your wallet. Remote Turn On If you forget to turn on your unit: 1. Call your unit from a touch-tone phone. 2. Wait 12-14 rings until the machine answers. 3. The FA970 will automatically answer by playing your greeting. You may hang up the phone, and subsequent calls will be answered. Remote Message Playback 1. Call your unit from a touch-tone telephone. 2. After your FA970 answers, it plays the outgoing greeting and beeps once. Dial your three digit security code within 20 seconds after the beep, pressing and holding each digit for 1-2 seconds. Allow a 2 seconds interval between each digit. 3. Your FA970 will sound one beep to indicate the code was entered correctly. (If there are no beeps, enter your code again.) 4. You can press the following buttons on your keypad: Option Press Playback Mailbox 1 Messages (1) Playback Mailbox 2 Messages (2) Record Memo Message (3) Record New Greeting (8) Turn Off Answer Mode (9) If you press ?1? or ?2? (to playback messages), you have the follow options: Option Press Erase Current Message (0) Repeat Current Message (4) Repeat Previous Message (4) repeatedly Stop Message Playback (5) Skip to Next Message (6) To SAVE messages, hang up the telephone. Note: Your FA970 will sound a series of beeps if there are no messages. Remote Record New Greeting If you press 8 (to record new greeting): 1. When you hear a beep, begin recording your new greeting (up to 30 seconds). 2. When you have finished recording your new greeting, press (5). The unit will beep, and the new greeting will playback to you. 3. Hang up the telephone. Remote Record Memo If you press 3 (to record memo message): 1. Within three seconds of pressing ?3?, press ?1? or ?2? to select Mailbox 1 or Mailbox 2. Otherwise, the memo will be recorded in Mailbox 1. 2. When you hear a beep, begin recording your memo (up to 60 seconds). 3. When you have finished recording your memo message, press (5). 4. The corresponding Mailbox message count will be increased by one. To Retrieve Messages when Recording Memory is Full 1. When the message capacity is full, the unit will sound 3 beeps after answering the phone. 2. Within 20 seconds after the 3 beeps, dial your 3 digit security code. 3. Your FA970 will sound one beep to indicate the code was entered correctly.

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