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I can not get my phone to pick up on the answering system when a caller is trying to leave a message

I bought this phone for my husband and I for Christmas and when we were testing the new system out we noticed we have not been able to leave a message on the answering machine. I have followed all the steps, and for whatever reason I can not figure this one out. It says to choose an announcement for my outgoing message in the directions. "PRESS AND RELEASE THE ANNOUNCE 1 OR ANNOUNCE 2 BUTTON TO REVIEW AND SELECT THIS ONE AS YOUR OUTGOING ANNOUNCEMENT". Did that and when my phone rings it does not go into my new outgoing message and does not leave a message from a caller.

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Re: I can not get my phone to pick up on the answering...

Did that too! Thanks. I think I need to call the phone company to deactivatge the generic meesage system that keeps picking up before the answering machine for the new phone we just bought.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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Re: I can not get my phone to pick up on the answering...

Try looking underneath the console of the answering machine. You must turn the answerer on on most machines and underneath there may be a switch to determine how many rings before it picks up as well.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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