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Number of rings

I want to change the number of rings before the answer message engages. Need to set more rings before I pick up. Currently goes to voice message after 3-4 rings would like to change it to 7-8 rings

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Re: number of rings

Press *94, then press the number of rings you want 1-9. The tone will change and thats it.

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From the main menu select the Voice Mail option in Voice mail select Ring Delay in Ring Delay you can choose the delay time before Answering Machine pick up the phone from 0 to 30 secend I have a Gigaset S445 I don't know the other models have this option or not.Reza from Iran

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