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No messages! I have a 2462 At&t that seems to work fine, has the message qeue set up, but keeps ringing and not answering. any suggestions?

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Re: no messages!

I know that this is an old problem, but there is an On/Off switch on the base that allows you to enable/disable the answering machine for each telephone line.

Make sure that the switch's setting is correct.

Here is the link to the 2462's owner's manual. Look at page 31:

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"The answering machine is off. Please leave a message" (sic) This doesn't make sense.... how can one leave a message if the answering machine is OFF! Unless it goes to a voicemail etc? It's just not possible?

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