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Interrupting the answering machine to pick up a call.

When i get a call that goes to the answering machine, and i hear who it is and feel i should pick up, my handset won't allow me to do so. i can still break in ( to the person leaving the message) using the speaker phone option on the actual machine, but i can't break in at all using the handset. is this the result of a setup error on my part, or is a function of the machine? thanks.

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  • LadyLexi Oct 07, 2013

    Did anyone learn of a clear solution? I'm experiencing the identical problem. By the time I get to the phone, the caller may already be leaving me a message on the machine. I'd like to interrupt the recording and take the call live, but when I pick up the phone it doesn't allow me to get to the caller. I see that there's a recommendation to Press function 64 Set, look at the print out, look for the number of rings, o set the parameter function 74 Set. unfortunately, I don't know how to follow these directions. What does the reply mean by "function 64 set"? What printout? where to access or find it? Set the parameter, press 74 set where exactly? What am I pressing on to access these specific functions? The phone? The keypad? A specific menu on the phone? Please clarify. Thanks much.

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SOURCE: Increase the number of rings

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