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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; http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/KXTC1501B.PDF Check page 19 - you can set the answer rings from 2 to 7 Hope this helps :)

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How can i limit the number of rings before the answering machine kicks in on my panasonic 6.0 phone


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Press and hold the STOP/SET button for two seconds. After the time and day you can change the rings to answer.

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Hi kcee
I think I did find the manual here :
http://157.254.235.130/public/347A8329-0001 (Rev. 1 E&S).pdf
and here :
http://phone.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/ge_appliances/29827.html

you can find more types here :
http://phone.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/ge_appliances/ge_appliances_answering_machine_product_list.html


You can find General Electric home page here:
http://www.geappliances.com/electronics/

I suggest you contact GE on the link to get the manual and understanding your answer machine with a reply :
http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/form_operating.htm

FOR Thomson Consumer Electronics :
you get there homepage here :
http://www.home-electronics.net/

I did try to find the manual for your specific phone, but could only find these answer machines here (previous and next model number) :
http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/IB/29871GE3_IB.pdf


http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/IB/29869GE2_IB.pdf

source :
http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/user-manuals.asp

on the second manual here on page 9 you find the settings to answer. I think they have used the same shortcuts for these models. They write ;

### This feature is used to set the unit to answer a call after
a specific number of rings.
The unit announces the rings to answer. To change,
press NEXT or PREVIOUS. To set and go on to the next
item, press SET.
1. Press and release NEXT or PREVIOUS until the unit
announces and displays the correct number of rings
for the answerer to pick up.
2. Once the rings to answer is set, press SET. The unit
announces the rings to answer, then enters the
incoming message length menu.
TOLL SAVER
The toll saver is the final setting in the Rings to Answer..........####

For the GE model you find these features on page 17

One last thing, you can contact Thomson Consumer Electronics for more specific answer or get the manual here :
http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/contact.asp
they have also a phone :
"For customer service assistance, dial 1.800.448.0329. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8am to 8pm Eastern, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm Eastern."

Hope that helps
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