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Vtech phone answering machine has garbled messages from callers

When I replay my messages, the voices are so garbled that I cannot understand the message left by the caller

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  • mommabrumm Feb 18, 2009

    My dad and I both bought our sets within a month of each other.I got the two base set and he got the three bases. About a month after purchasing them, the incoming messages are static and not understandable. The outgoing message is fine and if you stand and listen, the incoming call is all messed up! At first we thought it was just some ironic thing, after reading a few other websites, we are not alone! You can't even tell who is speaking, let alone what they are saying. If this is a problem of Vtech phones, I will never purchase again! We got ours at Wal-Mart. Not worth it! I am very disappointed!


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SOURCE: audioline 828

Is the OGM distorted on the callers phone or on the same speaker the incoming messages are heard?

If it's just the speaker, then the speaker itself or the amplifier drving the speaker is defective.

If the OGM is distorted for callers, then the signal processing before the amplifiers is defective.

More than likely it's a replace not a fix. The speaker unit itself will be very difficult to source. Maybe a very well stocked Radio Shack. Any electronics will likely be in a (custom?) integrated circuit.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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Make sure answer machine function is turned on. Bottom right button.
Make sure an outgoing message is set. Should see a <-> arrow in the display screen. If not, press the <-> button. To record outgoing message... the press the middle button; record out going message; press middle button. Wait a few seconds and you should be set. Hope this helps

Posted on May 03, 2008

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SOURCE: deleted a message on vtech digital answering machine

Unfortunately, once a message has been deleted, there is no way to get it back.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: AT&T Answering Machine Model 1717

It maybe hardware issue. Make sure the recording DTAM chip is working. You can try to record your personal annoucement, to see if the chip still record message.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: help to record a message on my vtech answering machine.

The VTech 2460 is pretty much the same telephone as the AT&T 2455. Here is a link to the AT&T 2455's User's Guide:

Information about the answering machine operation begins on page 23/36.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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I will suggest you reset your phone, Turn off the phone, remove the AC adapter, press and hold the page/call button that is on the phone and plug back your Ac adapter, this will fix the problem. If that did not fix the problem, let me know.

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