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Messages from out of town

How do I retrieve messages from this machine if I'm out of town by calling home??? Thank you.

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Re: Messages from out of town

First you have to set a security code. Program the secutity code at the machine by holding the Stop/Set key and the Next key down at the same time and follow the voice prompts. Once you set the security code, (it will be a 3 digit code) when you call home while away while your greeting is playing key in the 3 digit code (no star, no pound key, just the 3 numbers in the code) and it will take you to the message menu. Test it while you are at home with a mobile phone. Hope this helps.

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Re: Messages from out of town

Thanks so much, i am bad about throwing away manuals. Appreciate it.

Judy in TN

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I need to know how to retrieve my messages when not home. I have the Southwestern Bell Freedom Answering Machine Model No. FA 972. Thank you.

Call your phone, let the outgoing message play when the machine answers, and wait for the beep. After the beep, enter the 3-digit security code you'll find on a sticker on the bottom of the machine. The machine will beep twice to let you know you entered the right code and it's ready for your commands.

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While you're playing messages (you pressed either 1# or 2#) you have these commands:

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After your messages have played, you have 20 seconds to enter another command before the machine disconnects automatically.

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When you are away, you call your number and waiting for the welcome message (your message). When the machine invites you to leave a message you enter your secret code, the one you entered when you configured the machine. (Usually there is default, but since you don't have a manual there is no point guessing (although 123 may do the trick). Some older phones have a code sticker on the underside of phone.)

When the code is recognized the machine starts giving instructions press (number) to (do something).

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