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Can't Hear Messages Even at High Volume

Even with the volume turned up, messages left for me are garbled and hard to understand. I thought I would see if there was some reboot or other suggestion that I could try before getting a new phone.

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SOURCE: I can hear messages being left but they won't play back

I had the same problem.
For some silly reason, there is an option of not leaving messages. You will see "AO" in the upper right-hand corner of the phone. This is for Announce Only.
To take it off:
Press/hold SET UP
Listen until you hear "Selected Announcement is A."
Press skip/repeat to save
(The other option is going to be the Announce Only which you don't want, so you can play around with the setting to make sure it's the right one.)

Call yourself to be sure you did it right.

You should now have numbers in the upper right-hand corner instead of AO.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: attt phone 1455 answering maching-volume

throw it away and buy a good one

Posted on May 31, 2009

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Message box says, "ringer off".

Ringer Settings

Handset ringer volume
4 levels (high/medium/low/off) are available. The default setting is HIGH.

1. Press "Menu."

2. Scroll to "Ringer setting" by pressing up or down arrows.
then press the arrow that looks like a play button arrow pointing to the right.

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Code to retrieve messages

Here are the instructions you need to follow:

If you want to be able to play your messages from a remote location, you need to enter a two-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) code (01-99).
To select a PIN, perform the following steps:
1) With the phone in standby, press [menu/clock] twice.
The system announces "Security code," and the current PIN code is announced as it is displayed on the base.
Then the system announces the instructions for setting the PIN code.
2) Press [volume/select/ ] or [volume/select/ ] until the desired number appears.
3) Press [set] to select the PIN code. You hear a confirmation tone, then the announcement "Security code" followed by the new PIN code is announced. After a few seconds, the system announces "To set ring time, press menu again."
Note: The PIN code is set to "80" at the factory.

Remote Operation
When you are away from home, you can operate your answering machine with any touch-tone telephone. Use this function to check for recorded messages, to play or delete messages, even record a new greeting message.
1) Call your telephone number.
2) During the greeting message, press [0] and enter your PIN code
3) The answering machine announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. Then you hear "To play incoming message, press zero two. For help, press one zero."
4) You may continue to listen to the voice prompts, or you may select a command from the following chart:
Command Function Command Function
[0] then [1] Repeat a Message [0] then [6] Answering Machine On
[0] then [2] Play Incoming Messages [0] then [7] Memo Record/Stop*
[0] then [3] Skip a Message [0] then [8] Greeting Message Record/Stop*
[0] then [4] Delete a Message [0] then [9] Answering Machine Off
[0] then [5] Stop Operation [1] then [0] Voice Prompts
* For Memo Record and Greeting Message Record functions, the first time you enter the corresponding command, it
starts the Recording function. If you want to stop the recording, enter the command again.
Note: Once you enter the remote access menu, you must enter a command within 15 seconds, or the
answering machine automatically hangs up and returns to standby.
5) After all of the voice prompts have been played, you hear intermittent beeps indicating that the system is in the
command waiting mode. You may enter another command at this time from the chart.
6) When you are finished, hang up to exit the system. The answering machine automatically returns to standby.

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If you have forgotten to turn on your answering machine, you can turn it on remotely from any touch-tone telephone.
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3) Press [0] and then enter your PIN code. The answering machine announces the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming message, press zero two. For help, press one zero."
4) Press [0] then [6] to turn the answering machine On. You hear the outgoing message and a confirmation tone.
5) Hang up the phone; subsequent calls will be answered by the system.

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How to turn ringer off, while keeping line open for messages

Go to handset settings.. then ringer settings, us left arrow to make the ringer less, press until the reading says volume OFF. To bring ringer On press right arrow to choose ringer volume.
This must be done on all handset you have.
Hope this helps

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