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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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Re: setting the number of rings before answering machine...

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
and here :

you can find more types here :

You can find General Electric home page here:

I suggest you contact GE on the link to get the manual and understanding your answer machine with a reply :

FOR Thomson Consumer Electronics :
you get there homepage here :

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source :

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### This feature is used to set the unit to answer a call after
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"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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