Question about AT&T 1738 Digital Answering Machine

Open Question

Countdown and beeps

My answering machine countsdown from 7 to 0 and doesn't answer the phone calls. This happened after I unplugged it to do some electrical work

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

frankmann
  • 47 Answers

SOURCE: Answering machine doesn't pick-up reliably

I found in the manual that if the machine doesn't answer after the correct number of rings, then it may be the ringing system used by the phone company. But I have also heard of people with VOIP (such as Vonage) having problems with this as well.

http://telephones.att.com/docMgt/public/art/21714/1738_english_manualpart2.pdf

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: Power failure message.

Power Failure Recovery

If the system is disconnected from the AC power it will not operate. Your announcemen and messages are retained in memory during a power failure but you will need to reset the clock. See the instructions on the bottom of the unit. If the message window displays CL, you need to reset the clock. See the instruction on the bottom of the unit.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • 95 Answers

SOURCE: #1739 answering machine hooked up but keeps asking for "password"

The unit appears to be stuck in "message retrieval mode) and is asking for your password to give you access when you call in(remote answering). You need to return the unit to it's factory default settings. If you don't still have the instructions you can get them here:http://telephones.att.com/docMgt/public/art/309494/1739_manual.pt2.pdf. Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

ynotphone
  • 192 Answers

SOURCE: disabled phone line

Sounds like the answering machine is picking up the telephone line and not releasing it.

Hence the busy signal, cause the answering machine has the line off hook. It's like leaving your telephone off hook, the next caller will get a busy signal...

The answering machine might be bad... have you noticed that you were talking on the phone and hung up then the next call would be the busy signal? Maybe test this out.
Do you have the correct voltage to the answering machine, too much power or too little power can do funny things to telephone equipement.

Posted on May 12, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My att 5.8digitalbase phone only speaker phone works, How to fix?

If you want the manual, just go to http://telephones.att.com/telephones_ui/support/dsp_manuals_list.cfm then scroll down to your model 5840 Manual. It will download the manual for you.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

If I get this AT&T 1739 answering machine will it retreive messages when I am on the phone with someone else, also can I record my own message on it for my business


Without call waiting or a second line, callers will get a busy signal if you're already on a call. This happens at the switchboard; it doesn't matter what type of answering machine you have because the second call doesn't get that far.
You can record your own message on the 1739 but, as mentioned above, if you're already on a call then the second call never gets that far.

Mar 08, 2012 | AT&T ATT1739 Digital Answering Machine

1 Answer

Answering machine Model 25865. Is there any way to turn the answering machine "on" remotely. Example: while away, electrical storm causes machine to turn off. Is there any way to remotely...


The manual for this phone doesn't say you can turn the answering machine on remotely, but every one I've ever seen can do so. Most of them say call your number and let the phone ring...and ring...and ring, and eventually the answering machine will turn on. Ten rings is what I've seen most often. I guess the manufacturers figure most callers will hang up fairly soon if the machine doesn't answer, so they pick a large number. Try it on your phone; worst that can happen is it won't work.

Jul 09, 2011 | Uniden Cordless Phone

1 Answer

1. Too many rings before answering. How can I shorten? 2. Because message is short, how do I bring "beep" closer to my message?


You don't say what brand and model phone or answering machine you have, so I can't give you a step-by-step answer. But here is general information.

The number of rings until the answering machine picks up is controlled on some units by a switch. Most of the time you'll find it on the rear or one of the sides. If it's a cordless phone/answering machine combo, the switch will be on the base unit. These usually have positions for 2 or 4 rings. Some have a "TS" position as well. This is for "toll-saver", which extends the number of rings if there are no new messages. If you call to check message while you're away, if the phone rings more than the number of times you selected you know there aren't any new messages. Then you can hang up before the machine answers and you won't be charged for a call. (This is a hold-over from the days where you might need to make a long-distance call to check your messages. Most people have cell phones with national calling plans now and it doesn't really matter.)

Some newer units have a setup menu where you'll find the ring selection. On a cordless phone the menu button may be on either the base unit or the handset. It depends on the make and model.

On most of today's answering machines, the beep tone is added when you're done recording. Usually you press and hold a button to start the recording, make your announcement, then release the button. The beep is recorded when you let go of the button, so there shouldn't be much delay after the message end. If the beep comes a long time after you finish speaking, either you're not releasing the button, or you have a very old style machine with a fixed recording time. The instructions that came with these usually gave suggested messages that would take the time, and typically had you end with "...please wait for the beep and leave a message".

You can usually find manuals for downloading from the phone or answering machine manufacturer's website, or on one of the many other manual sites on the Internet. Try a search for "(insert your brand and model here) owner's manual" as a start. Of course, if all else fails another option is to get a new machine. Basic models aren't expensive, but if what you have can be made to work the way you want, why spend money?

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!

May 29, 2011 | Lands Phones

1 Answer

The answering machine and the fax come on at the same time when someone is calling in - therefore they cannot leave a message due to all the squealing


I don't see a specific question being asked, but I assume you want to know how to be able to stop the answering machine and the fax machine from answering calls @ the same time.

The easiest solution would be to order another telephone line and use it for the fax machine.

The only other option would be to purchase a device that "listens" for the polling beep that fax machines make and, if it hears it, sends the call to the fax. If it doesn't hear it, the call is sent to the answering machine.

Here is an example:

http://www.usr.com/products/telephony/telephony-product.asp?sku=USR4000

Apr 09, 2011 | AT&T ATT1739 Digital Answering Machine

1 Answer

How to operate the answering machine


hi friend,
Step 1Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer. If you have left the answering machine in the off state then you should let it continue ringing until the machine finally answers, this may be as many as ten rings or more. When the machine finally answers, you may hear a series of beeping sounds.
  • Step 2Press "0" during the playback of the greeting message or during the series of beeps. Enter your PIN code within the next 2 seconds. You must know your PIN code to operate the answering machine remotely.
  • Step 3Wait for the prompt to enter a command code for remote operation. You will hear the machine report the current time and how many messages are in memory. The machine will then play a beep and wait for your command. To turn on the answering machine you must enter the corresponding code. You must enter the remote command within 15 seconds.
  • Step 4Hang up after the machine finishes the command and beeps. Call back to your number and make sure that the machine is now in the on state and will answer incoming calls.
  • jQuery('.article ol .image').each(function(i,e){ var $this = jQuery(this); $this.find('img').error(function(){ jQuery(this).remove(); $this.remove(); }); }); Tips & Warnings
    • Each brand and manufacturer of answering machines have different commands and PIN codes for the answering machines. Refer to your user manual for the exact codes and instructions on how to pick your PIN number for your phone.
    hope this helps u
    please rate me.......................
    thank u for using fixya
    regards
    sivaranjini

    Dec 01, 2009 | Panasonic KX-TG2343 Cordless Phone

    1 Answer

    Uniden Dect 6.0, the base keeps beeping


    You have your answering machine set up to beep when you get a new message. Go through the menu for setting up the answering machine and turn that feature off.

    Apr 12, 2009 | Uniden 5.8GHz Dual Cordless Phone

    1 Answer

    Problem with answering machine on Panasonic Model # KX-FPG376


    i followed the advice posted & it worked fine after that. thanks.

    Nov 22, 2008 | Panasonic KX-FPG376 Plain Paper Thermal...

    1 Answer

    How to retrieve messages from the answering machine ..remotely


    Remotely Operating Your Answering Machine

    Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer. If the answering machine is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and series of beeping sounds.
    During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering machine is off), press [0] and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a Security Code or Personal Identification Number (PIN)" on page 54).
    The answering machine announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
    Enter a remote command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2 seconds.

    Apr 01, 2008 | Uniden TRU9488 Phone

    1 Answer

    Auto-answer issue: fax beeps on line when voicecall received


    Try changing the receive mode from automatic to FAX ONLY and set the number of fax rings higher. You should be able to receive phone calls and if you are not answering your phone it will automatically receive a fax.

    Mar 27, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

    1 Answer

    Answering system


    It first sounds as if the handset isn't charged properly. Check the battery status first. The manufacture advises to charge the system for approx. 7 hours before any use occurs. Second, make sure that the registration took, when programming the phone originally. I would de-register the handset by: 1 {MENU} i {0}{0}{2} 2 {3}{3}{5} i {OK} 3 Select the handset you want to cancel by pressing the desired handset number ({1} ? {4}). Then re-register by: 1 Handset: {MENU} i {0}{0}{1} 2 Base unit: KX-TG6021/KX-TG6022/ KX-TG6023 Press and hold {LOCATOR} until the IN USE indicator flashes. KX-TG6051/KX-TG6052/ KX-TG6053/KX-TG6054 Press and hold {LOCATOR/ INTERCOM} until the IN USE indicator flashes. LAfter the IN USE indicator starts flashing, the rest of the procedure must be completed within 1 minute. 3 Handset: Press {OK}, then wait until a beep sounds. 4 {OFF} Third, make sure that the display on the handset does not show "SP-Phone" in the display, if it does press the phone icon button. Fourth, Do you currently have voicemail from your phone service provider? If so, the answering machine will not answer. Make sure that the answering machine portion is turned on. Do this by: Press {ANSWER ON} to turn on/off the answering system. When the answering system is turned on, the ANSWER ON indicator lights. When the answering system is turned off, the ANSWER ON indicator turns off. If there are any further questions or comments, please post here. Please rate this solution through fix-it. Thank you

    Jun 22, 2007 | Panasonic KX-TG6021 Cordless Phone

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    AT&T 1738 Digital Answering Machine Logo

    Related Topics:

    19 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top AT&T Lands Phones Experts

    kakima

    Level 3 Expert

    102366 Answers

    george  peters
    george peters

    Level 3 Expert

    860 Answers

    Paul C.

    Level 1 Expert

    59 Answers

    Are you an AT&T Lands Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...