Cannot delete phone message unless I listen to the entire message
I have received a message that I believe is part of a scam. Caller says if I am not the indicated, intended receiver to hang up the phone, if I am the intended receiver to stay on the line. Of course I hang up but now every time I check for messages this is the first to come on and again I hang up and consequently I can not listen to other messages. A vicious loop. What can I do to solve this problem? I do not want to listen to the message for fear that if I do I will be hit with an enormous bill.
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Re: Cannot delete phone message unless I listen to the...
You can delete the message, with or without listening to it, and by listening to your voice mail, you cannot be scammed. Then delete the message and explore the possibility of screening the telephone number, with or without the assistance of your local telephone company and local police department, and list your number with the Federal Trade Commission on their do not call list at FTC.Gov and take a deep breath and relax.
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This sounds like a "full memory" situation: the answering
machine only has a ~12-minute capacity.
When the message memory is full, it cannot pick up and
take a new message ( ...its limited space is full...)
Ringing ~10 rings is an indicator to you, the owner,
calling in to check messages that it is full. It asks the
caller for the Remote Access Code so the caller (you)
can listen to & manage ( DELETE !) some messages.
Basically, you just need to clean up the answering
system by deleting old messages...all should return
to normal then.
I think you might be confusing the counter that keeps rack of caller ID information, and the counter that tracks messages stored in the answering machine - two different things, different purposes.
The answering machine part displays "new messages", but can store "old messages". For the caller ID part, look for a button on the handset that says "caller ID" - hit that, and then there will be a scroll up/down pair of buttons - you can look through your received caller IDs. Their may be a delete button on the phone (It's not clear what model you have), which will allow deleting that caller ID out of memory, but if not, having viewed the numbers, your "20" on the message counter should reduce.
Your cell phone keeps track of every call you make and receive through it, including a caller's phone number and the date and time a call took place. If you answered the call, it records how long you talked. If you do not want this type of information about your habits to remain on your phone, you can delete records of individual cell phone calls received, dialed or missed, or delete the entire call log at once.
Delete Call Log
1.From the home screen, click the "Menu" button on your phone to navigate to the main menu of your cell phone. This is where your call log application is located, among other features such as your address book and text messaging.
2.Click on the "Call Log" or "Recent Calls" icon. The name may vary slightly depending on your cell phone provider.
3.Select " All Calls" from the call log screen.
4.Scroll down and select "Delete All." This will delete all calls from your call log.
Thanks for using FixYa. I think you have stored more than 100 Caller ID messages and hence the caller ID is not showing on Uniden Tru8888.In the following cases the caller ID will not be shown-
If you answer a call before the Caller ID message is received (for example, before the second ring), the Caller ID message will not appear.
When the call is received via a telephone company that does not offer Caller ID service, the caller’s phone number and name does not appear. (This includes some international calls.)
When the call is via a private branch exchange (PBX), the caller's phone number and name may not appear.
You may receive any one of the following messages:
When a private name is received; Private Name
When a private number is received; Private Number
When a unknown name is received; Unknown Name
When a unknown number is received; Unknown Number
When invalid data is received; Incomplete Data
The Caller ID list stores information for incoming calls - even unanswered calls. You can store up to 100 Caller ID messages and phonebook entries (including Speed Dials) for each handset and the base. You can view the Caller ID list through the handset or base during a call or when the phone is in standby mode.
Memory locations for Caller ID messages and Phonebook entries (including Speed Dials) are common, you can store up to all 100 entries for each handset and the base. Caller ID messages are not stored when you have 100 phonebook entries. When you have stored a total of 100 phonebook entries and Caller ID messages, the oldest Caller ID message is overwritten.
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wow, no one has posted a response for this poor sap. I don't know what to do, but someone should at least post some insight!
Personally, I think it may be a power issue, as possibly the current going to the phone is not stable, so it is interfering with the machine's abilities to listen for someone else picking up on the other end.
The call listing only shows one caller by design, to help with clutter on the list. It's a little funky, but if you think about scrolling through pages of the same caller just to find that number to the pizza place again, it makes sense.
If you open Messaging, you can access the settings in the menu there to increase (or set to never delete) text message life.