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HELP Everything on the machine seems O.K. When the phone rings, it rings 4 times,( which is what I have it set for)and the message comes on, but the phone rings through the message and then nothing. The machine shows that it is recording, but it never actually answers the call and whoever calls jus hears it ringing. We had a bad elecrical storm andI don't know if that screwed up the adapter or it's just a coincidence that it started mal-functioning at that time

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How do I extend the ringtone time of incoming calls on binatone lifestyle 1910

Most of the newer phones have a feature that quiets the ringtone when you touch the phone or move it. You can deactivate this feature in the settings menu. I hopes this helps you..

Nov 25, 2014 | Binatone Lifestyle 1910 Twin Cordless...

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How to extend ring

To extend the number of rings before your phone goes into the answer message option, change the settings for Answer delay option as described below.
You can set number of rings before your phone answer message kicks in. You can set answer message to begin after 2, 4, 6 or 8 rings.
1. Press <Menu> and up down to select ANS Machine
2. Press <OK> and <up/down> to select TAM Settings
3. Press <OK> and <up/down> to select ANSWER DELAY (OPTIONS: 2, 4, 6 OR 8 RINGS)
4. Press <OK> and <up/down> to select to select desired delay.
5. Press <OK> to confirm.

Aug 18, 2014 | Binatone Lifestyle 1910 Twin Cordless...

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I cannot find my manual for AT&T 1710 answering machine. I want to change my answer response rings from 3or 4 rings to more. Can you help me?

The 1710 only has three options: two rings, four rings, and toll saver. There's a switch on the back that controls this.

The toll saver answers on the second ring if there are new messages, on the fourth when there aren't. This allows you to call in from a remote phone. If there are messages waiting, it'll answer on the second ring. If it rings at least three times, there are no new messages and you can hang up before you get charged for the call.

Unfortunately there are no settings for more than four rings. Sorry if that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but there it is.

Feb 15, 2011 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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My phone is set to ring only 4 times. It just

I changed the ring time and the machine started picking up my calls.
You owe me $12

Sep 30, 2009 | Uniden Answering Machines

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How to access messages remotely

While you are away from your home or
office, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer (available through your local
RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and
do any of the following:
• set the phone to answer or not
answer calls
• listen to your messages
• record a new outgoing message
• erase messages
• monitor the room where the phone
is located
• You cannot remotely operate the
phone using its handset or another
telephone on the same line as the
• You can also listen to the message
recorded on Line 2 by making a call
to Line 1’s number (or vice versa).
If RING TIME is set to TS (toll-saver),
(see “Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 15), the phone answers after three
rings if you have new messages (ones
you have not listened to). If there are no
new messages, the phone answers after
five rings. This gives you time to hang
up before the phone answers so you
can avoid unnecessary long-distance
Note: Toll-saver works only on the line
you called. If Line 1 has no new messages,
but Line 2 has one, the telephone
answers after five rings when you
call Line 1.
Follow these steps to operate the phone
from a remote location.
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between keypresses, the phone sounds
a long beep and hangs up.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the phone to answer.
2. If the phone is not set to answer
calls, it answers after about 10 rings
and sounds a series of beeps.
3. When the outgoing message begins
(or the phone sounds a series of
beeps), press #, then enter your PIN
within 2 seconds.
If the PIN is correct, the phone announces
the day and time, then it announces
the number of new and old messages.
The phone plays all new messages,
then beeps about every two seconds to
let you know it is ready to accept remote
• If the phone does not respond, try
entering your PIN again. If you enter
an incorrect PIN three times, the
phone beeps and hangs up.
Remote Operation 27
• When the phone is operating from a remote location, it stops all answering functions
and rC appears on the display on the base. The phone resumes answering
functions when it is no longer in remote operation, if you have not turned it off.
• The remote playback of incoming messages is limited to 4 minutes. If you have
more messages after 4 minutes have passed, you must press # 2 again to listen
to the rest of the messages.
• When using remote operation, you can only delete the current message during
playback. You cannot delete all the messages stored at one time.
The following table shows the remote commands you can use.
Note: Remote operation stops when someone picks up the handset and presses either
LINE 1 or LINE 2 (whichever is flashing), or any phone on the same phone line.
Remote Commands
Press #
then (within
2 seconds:
Repeat current message during playback.
2 Play messages.
3 Skip current message during playback.
4 Delete current message during playback.
5 Stop playback, recording, and room monitoring.
6 Set the phone to answer or not answer calls.
7 Record or stop recording a new outgoing message.
8 Play the outgoing message.
9 Switch to the other line (Line 1 or Line 2).
0 Monitor the room where the phone is located for 15 seconds

Mar 19, 2009 | Answering Machines

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Number of rings before recording answers

Choose how many times the line will
RINGS IS...” ring before the system answers a call.
• Set for 2 to 7 rings, or choose
Toll Saver 2/4 or Toll Saver 4/6.
• When set to Toll Saver 2/4, the system
answers after four rings when you have
no new messages and after two rings
when you do. Toll Saver 4/6 causes the
system to answer after six rings when
you have no new messages and after
four rings when you do.
• During setup, the Message Window will
display the number of rings (8 for Toll
Saver 2/4, or 9 for Toll Saver 4/6).

Sep 05, 2008 | AT&T 1738 Digital Answering Machine

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Increase numbers of ring

If the machine won't go past 4 rings (which it should somewhere in the answering machine settings menu) you could always change your greeting to a message that tells the caller to wait a few more moments for you to answer, while you get to the phone....

Jul 15, 2008 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Number of rings

Looks like 6 is the Max, according to the Manual.

Setting the Ring Time
Ring Time allows you to set the number of rings the caller hears before your
answering system plays the outgoing message. You can set the ring time to answer
after two, four, or six rings. If you enable the Toll Saver (TS), the answering system
picks up after two rings if you have new messages and after four rings if there are
1) Enter the Answ. Setup menu, and then the Ring Time
submenu (see "Entering the Menu Option" on
page 16).
2) Press volume up/down to select a Ring Time (Toll
Saver, 2 Times, 4 Times, or 6 Times).
3) Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.

Toll saver is a feature where you can call the phone yourself, if there are messages it wil answer in 2 rings, if not it'll answer in 4 rings. The idea is to hang up on the 3rd ring and save the LD changes.

Hope that fixed Ya...


Mar 27, 2008 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Phone rings many times with no answering message coming on and no messages recorded

I can't seem to get the security code entered.  It won't change.  None of the numbers will change when I try to set it up.

Jan 28, 2008 | GE 29878GE1 Digital Answering Machine

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