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Retreiving messages from another phone

How do I retrieve my messages from another phone?

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    I tried several times to retreive messages from another phone by calling the phone number, after hearing the beep follows the greeting, entered the 3 digit code, I heard nothing until another beep in a second, then the line just been cut.

  • Roparwala Feb 15, 2008

    I have GE Answering Machine. I donot know how to retrieve messages from outside and also I donot have its Pin Code to retrieve messages.

    What do I do?? HELP PLEASE.

  • benjije Aug 09, 2008

    the phone was given to me. model #KX-TGA542S and I don't know how to access my messages from outside



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Also, it should be noted that if you're reading tajen's excellent answer and saying to yourself: "3 digit code...???"

If you've never programmed one your default code is 123.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007


The default code 123 did not work for me.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008


FYI: If you don't know what your 3 digit code is just simply press "STOP/SET" button on bottom left hand corner and listen to your machine settings. Then simply call phone and as soon as you hear the machine speaking enter the 3 digit code and whalla! Press 1 to listen and zero to erase.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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Call your telephone No. After you hear beep that follows your greeting enter your 3 digit security code. to bypass the greeting enter your 3 digit code any time while the greeting is playing Unit beeps to confirm you have accessed the remote functions and begins playing the remote functions menu Select the function you want to use and press that number on the phones keypad that you are using To end the call hang up or press the "6" button while the menu is playing.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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