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Unplugging the answering maching

If I unplug the machine are all my messages going to be erased since it is digital and does not have a tape? It is relly important because my Grandma passed away and her last message she left us before she died is on there and I wanted to see if I could take it somewhere to be recorded onto a disk. I just don't want to risk unplugging the machine and loosing the message.

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No..The at&t has a unique feature called Message Guard which saves the mesages when the power is turned off..SO u can safely unplug it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007


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