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Forgot how to change outgoing message

I no longer have the users manual, and am having trouble recording an outgoing message

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We have a 5.8 ghz vtech phone with answering machine. where the clock display is - there is an A. what does that mean?

That means your system is set to "announce" mode, where it plays an outgoing announcement but does not record any incoming messages. The alternative is "record" mode, which plays an outgoing message and then records the incoming message.
Since you didn't specify the model of your VTech system, I can only direct you to enter it into the search box here and download a copy of the manual.

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How do yuo record outgoing message

Hold down the GREETING button. Record the message at the beep. Release the button when done.

You can download the manual at

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Don't know how to record the outgoing message

The "Recording the Greeting" section is on page 8 of the manual at

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I cant find the manual and all I want to do is change the outgoing message?

Can you give the exact model of your Philips Answering machine? Usually, long press and hold the #4 button to record a new outgoing message after the beep.

Please let me know if this helps.

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Nseed to reset message on answering machine

There are two models - The TRU8885 and the TRU8885-2 -
For the TRU8885 the manual PDF form >>>Click Here<<<
The solution is on page 24 + 57 It starts on Pg 24 as...

Record Greeting allows you to record a personal outgoing message (greeting) which
the answering system automatically plays when you receive a call.

1) Enter the Answring Setup menu, and then the
Record Greeting sub-menu (see "Entering the
Menu" on page 16). To record greeting press
[STA RT] appears.

2) Press the START soft key. You will hear “Record Greeting.“ The message counter
displays 30 and then begins to count down.

3) Position yourself near the base microphone and record your greeting.

4) When you are finished recording, press the STOP soft key. Your greeting will
playback for confirmation.

Selecting Your Greeting (Base only)

Select Greeting allows you to choose between the two outgoing messages, a prerecorded
message or your own greeting.

1) Enter the Answ. Setup menu, and then the
Select Greeting submenu (see "Entering the
Menu” on page 16). P lay back greetin g
appears, and the current outgoing message is
played. LCD is an example if you recorded your greeting.

2) Once you have recorded a personal greeting, press the CHANGE soft key to
choose the greeting. The selected outgoing message is played. Each time you
press the CHANGE soft key, the phone switches the outgoing message between
the prerecorded and the personal outgoing message.

There is more on the PDF - Just ask if you need more

For the TRU8885-2 is essentially the same. The manual PDF form >>>Click Here<<<

If we need to dig further, just ask! :) We are just a mouse click away!

Mar 07, 2009 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Lost user guide for V-Tech T 2350 ans machine

go to the site below and in the dropdowns find vtech then t2350 they have your manual for download.
glad to have helped.

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Radio shack 43-3829 answering machine

Well, your machine might be broken, or you haven't set the little switch on the unit to ANS. The switch is on the side of the machine where the cables come out. But here are the instructions from the manual:

Recording Outgoing Messages:

Your answering machine has a built-in outgoing message, "Hello, please leave a message after the tone." You can use this message or record your own.

1. Hold the ANNC/DAY/<<, and speak clearly into the microphone, no more than 10 inches away.

2. Release the ANNC/DAY/<< when you finish. Your answering machine beeps and automatically plays back your recorded message.

*Your outgoing message must be between one and 60 seconds.

*If you record your won message but wish to revert to the pre-recorded message, press DELETE during playback of your outgoing message.

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How to skip answering machine's outgoing message

When calling someone, press the # key to skip the outgoing message.

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User manual for a Bellsouth answering machine model 1188

Found my manual!
To set the time, press and hold the time/code button for 2 seconds. You will hear "TO SET CODE PRESS TIME AND CODE BUTTON."
Release the time/code button.
Press the 2 way/m button once. You will hear "SET DAY AND TIME, SUNDAY"
Press the << or >> button until you hear the correct day.
Press the time/code button once. You will hear "TWELVE"
Press the << or >> button until you hear the correct hour.
Press the time/code button once. You will hear "OH".
Press the << or >> button until you hear the correct minutes.
Press the time/code button once. You will hear "PM".
Press the << or >> button if you need to change to AM.
Press the time/code button once and you will hear the complete time and day setting.

To record an outgoing message, press and hold the ogm button. Release the ogm button and start to record after you hear "PLEASE RECORD AFTER THE TONE" followed by a beep tone. When finished, press the ogm button.

Make sure you put a battery in the answering machine so you don't lose these settings if the power goes out!

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