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Message The letter A is showing up where the number of messages is displayed. When people call, they cant leave a message.

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You machine is set to "Announce" mode. Follow the instructions on pages 25-26 of this manual to switch to "Answer" mode.

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My answering machine is displaying an A and won't let anyone leave a message on it. What should I do?

Your machine is set to the announce mode, where it only plays an outgoing announcement without taking any incoming messages. You want to switch it to the record mode, where it will record incoming messages. Since you declined to specify the model of your VTech system, I can't tell you how to switch it. I can only direct you to enter the model number into the search box here to download a copy of the manual.

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