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I can't pick up old messages on my At&T phone. I wrote down the wrong number, and I need to call that person. What number do I put in so I can retrieve all my messages again.

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  • Paul C. May 11, 2010

    Were the old messages erased? Does the answering machine indicate that there are old messages?

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Http://telephones.att.com/docMgt/public/art/21714/1738_english_manualpart2.pdf is were you can get the owners manual for this device.

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My aswering machine won't allow people to leave a message


There are usually two reasons for this if the machine is on. 1) The memory is full. In that case, delete some messages. 2) The unit is set to Announce Only. This may be the default if you haven't set a personal greeting.

Please add a comment with the model of your machine for additional information on how to change the incoming message options.

(Make sure that your phone/phone line are receiving calls. (Check for dial tone, try calling the number).)

For some older phones and answering systems, the Announce/Number of Rings before picking up was set by a switch on the back or the side of the base. Most newer phones let you set this in the Menu. Try under General Settings > Answering System or an Answering System menu item. (Again without knowing the model, I can't be absolutely sure of the menu and sub-menu lists.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(There are a lot of AT&T cordless phones that work at 5.8 GHz with answering systems. New models come out regularly.)

Dec 16, 2011 | AT&T Answering Machines

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Phone answering machines have really evolved over the past decade. Although cell...


Phone answering machines have really evolved over the past decade. Although cell phones are fashionable these days, there are still houses and offices that are still needed to answer. You can even just use an answering machine, and can make their lives easier.

Telephone answering machines are very popular, but anyone can buy these items, are what they really need and how it can serve its purpose.

There are different types and styles available. You should consider the capabilities of the machine to store a number of calls and its length. The total recording time using the answering machine is usually only 15 minutes.

Some machines can be set to ring a number of times that no messages. At this rate, we can save to pay a toll just to check messages if they are away from home. There are many other features that can be appreciated by an answering machine. For example, one can simply pick up the phone to answer a call while at the same time, the device will automatically shut down.

on Dec 30, 2010 | Answering Machines

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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 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2257360#tabsetBasic . The direct link to the English version of the manual is http://www.radioshack.com/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/4303829_PM_EN.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 11, 2011 | Radio Shack (43-3829) Digital Answering...

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How do i set the answering system on a uniden 1580-3 phone, mine is just background noise on the answering machine when someone calls in to leave a message


Here is the manual for your phone. You can download the manual and the instructions for setting up your answering machine are on page 43:

http://www.uniden.com/pdf/DECT1580-3om.pdf

Setting Up the Answering System
You can set up your answering system's features from the handset. Only one handset at a time can access the answering system menus.

Note: If you have multiple bases, select the base with answering system you want to access (see page 15).

Recording a Personal Greeting
Your answering system comes with a pre-recorded outgoing message or greeting that plays when you receive a call: "Hello, no one is available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone." You can record your own personal outgoing greeting. Your recorded greeting must be between two seconds and thirty seconds long.

Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the messages unless it has no messages.

Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode.

Press 8 to start the recording. The system announces, "Record greeting." Begin recording after the announcement.

When you finish recording, press 8 again or press 5. You will hear a confirmation tone, and your recorded greeting plays back for you.

Selecting a Greeting

Once you have recorded a personal greeting, the phone automatically switches to your personal greeting. You can
also switch back and forth between the pre-recorded greeting and your own greeting at any time.

Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the messages unless it has no messages.

Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the command waiting mode.

Press 6. The system plays the current greeting.

Jun 15, 2011 | Uniden 5.8GHz Expandable Cordless Phone...

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I would like to change the number of rings before answering machine picks up. How do I do that? I have a panasonic cordless dect 6.0 phone


I had the same problem but couldn't figure it out either ..... UNTIL, I changed the date and time (which was very old, actually Sept/2007) to the current date, year, time, am/pm, etc.

After I changed the date, time, year, etc. my phone went back to its normal default of 3 or 4 rings & then the answering message plays.

Hope this helps!

Mar 30, 2011 | Panasonic DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless...

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I need an answering machine with 2 OGM for distictive ring svc.


My solution is that i am willing to purchase this phonemate 9870 for a nominal price if it works.

Apr 01, 2010 | Answering Machines

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Cannot set up voicemail on a Binatone 1210 DECT


Please follow the below mentioned process:

1)press menu
2)press up/down to tam
3)press ok
4)It will say play(press ok to play messages), or press up/down till delete all
5)press ok it will say confirm
6)press ok this will delete all messages. If you want to record your own message follow steps 1 to 3 then 4)up/down till ANS MODE press ok,
7)scroll up/down it will say, ANS ONLY or ANS + REC,
8)select ANS + REC, press ok,
9)it will now say PERSONALIS(your own personal message) or PREDIFINED(standard answerphone message), select PERSONALIS press ok 8)now it will say PLAY MSG scroll up/down it will also say RECORD MSG, press ok hold phone to your ear till you hear a beep, record your personal message then press ok, if you go back to step
10) you can hear your message.


In normal mode, Press and hold 0 key to turn on/off answerphone and your personal message will be on.

To delete messages press 2 key for 2 seconds as messages are played press 6 to delete, you can delete messages before or as they are playing without listening to whole message.

Please let me know if the provided information has been helpful.

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Sep 17, 2009 | Answering Machines

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How to access messages remotely


While you are away from your home or
office, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer (available through your local
RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and
do any of the following:
• set the phone to answer or not
answer calls
• listen to your messages
• record a new outgoing message
• erase messages
• monitor the room where the phone
is located
Notes:
• You cannot remotely operate the
phone using its handset or another
telephone on the same line as the
phone.
• You can also listen to the message
recorded on Line 2 by making a call
to Line 1’s number (or vice versa).
USING THE TOLL-SAVER
If RING TIME is set to TS (toll-saver),
(see “Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 15), the phone answers after three
rings if you have new messages (ones
you have not listened to). If there are no
new messages, the phone answers after
five rings. This gives you time to hang
up before the phone answers so you
can avoid unnecessary long-distance
charges.
Note: Toll-saver works only on the line
you called. If Line 1 has no new messages,
but Line 2 has one, the telephone
answers after five rings when you
call Line 1.
USING REMOTE
COMMANDS
Follow these steps to operate the phone
from a remote location.
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between keypresses, the phone sounds
a long beep and hangs up.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the phone to answer.
2. If the phone is not set to answer
calls, it answers after about 10 rings
and sounds a series of beeps.
3. When the outgoing message begins
(or the phone sounds a series of
beeps), press #, then enter your PIN
within 2 seconds.
If the PIN is correct, the phone announces
the day and time, then it announces
the number of new and old messages.
The phone plays all new messages,
then beeps about every two seconds to
let you know it is ready to accept remote
commands.
Notes:
• If the phone does not respond, try
entering your PIN again. If you enter
an incorrect PIN three times, the
phone beeps and hangs up.
Remote Operation 27
• When the phone is operating from a remote location, it stops all answering functions
and rC appears on the display on the base. The phone resumes answering
functions when it is no longer in remote operation, if you have not turned it off.
• The remote playback of incoming messages is limited to 4 minutes. If you have
more messages after 4 minutes have passed, you must press # 2 again to listen
to the rest of the messages.
• When using remote operation, you can only delete the current message during
playback. You cannot delete all the messages stored at one time.
The following table shows the remote commands you can use.
Note: Remote operation stops when someone picks up the handset and presses either
LINE 1 or LINE 2 (whichever is flashing), or any phone on the same phone line.
Remote Commands
Press #
then (within
2 seconds:
Function
1
Repeat current message during playback.
2 Play messages.
3 Skip current message during playback.
4 Delete current message during playback.
5 Stop playback, recording, and room monitoring.
6 Set the phone to answer or not answer calls.
7 Record or stop recording a new outgoing message.
8 Play the outgoing message.
9 Switch to the other line (Line 1 or Line 2).
0 Monitor the room where the phone is located for 15 seconds

Mar 19, 2009 | Answering Machines

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Phone rings many times with no answering message coming on and no messages recorded


I can't seem to get the security code entered.  It won't change.  None of the numbers will change when I try to set it up.

Jan 28, 2008 | GE 29878GE1 Digital Answering Machine

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