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I have a GE29869GE2 Answering machine, no instructions anymore. How do I change the number of times the phones rings before receiving the greeting kicks in?

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1. Press set button
2. Use next and previous buttons to select number of rings setting and press set.
3. Select the number of rings you want.
4. press set again to save setting.

I hope this helps. Here's the manual:
29869GE2 Digital Answering Machine

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