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Setting the number of rings before answering machine kicks in

Hi, I bought this phone second hand without a manual. While it works well, I have had a terrible time with the answering machine kicking in after 5 or 6 rings. Once its been automatically activated, teh phone answers every incoming call within two rings. This is really annoying. I am sure that there must be a way to control the number of rings before the answring service is allowed to start up. Can someone lead me through the steps involved to increase this number? Thanks Max

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    answering machine doesn't recognize ring settings and picks up after only two rings

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    how do i change number of rings before answering machine come on uniden dect 6.0

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    you can see someones number but cannot hear it ringing

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My phonr will only give out four rings before the anwserong machine kicks in I want it to ring for longer.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Phone rings once then stops on an incoming call

  • Olga Murgatroyd
    Olga Murgatroyd Apr 27, 2015

    go to answer machine then scrole down to settings then answer and record , select then set arrows left for less rings and right for more rings up to 10 before answer machine kicks in, hope this helps

  • Olga Murgatroyd
    Olga Murgatroyd Apr 27, 2015

    there is an answer only setting but i opted for answer and record



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Here is the link to the user manual; Check page 19 - you can set the answer rings from 2 to 7 Hope this helps :)

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I think I did find the manual here : (Rev. 1 E&S).pdf
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FOR Thomson Consumer Electronics :
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### This feature is used to set the unit to answer a call after
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