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Model 1305 at&t answering machine

I can't find the directions for use of the at&t answering machine model 1305, all i can get is annoying beeping and a red flashing light no matter what i do. HELP it's driving me nuts ! Is there a place online i can read the user manual for this machine, ty Mrs. R

I am trying to set up my voicemail & retrieve my messages.

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    i have a red fashing light and when i push any buttons all i get is a beep

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Http://telephones.att.com/telephones_ui/support/dsp_manual.cfm?manualID=151

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1. Too many rings before answering. How can I shorten? 2. Because message is short, how do I bring "beep" closer to my message?


You don't say what brand and model phone or answering machine you have, so I can't give you a step-by-step answer. But here is general information.

The number of rings until the answering machine picks up is controlled on some units by a switch. Most of the time you'll find it on the rear or one of the sides. If it's a cordless phone/answering machine combo, the switch will be on the base unit. These usually have positions for 2 or 4 rings. Some have a "TS" position as well. This is for "toll-saver", which extends the number of rings if there are no new messages. If you call to check message while you're away, if the phone rings more than the number of times you selected you know there aren't any new messages. Then you can hang up before the machine answers and you won't be charged for a call. (This is a hold-over from the days where you might need to make a long-distance call to check your messages. Most people have cell phones with national calling plans now and it doesn't really matter.)

Some newer units have a setup menu where you'll find the ring selection. On a cordless phone the menu button may be on either the base unit or the handset. It depends on the make and model.

On most of today's answering machines, the beep tone is added when you're done recording. Usually you press and hold a button to start the recording, make your announcement, then release the button. The beep is recorded when you let go of the button, so there shouldn't be much delay after the message end. If the beep comes a long time after you finish speaking, either you're not releasing the button, or you have a very old style machine with a fixed recording time. The instructions that came with these usually gave suggested messages that would take the time, and typically had you end with "...please wait for the beep and leave a message".

You can usually find manuals for downloading from the phone or answering machine manufacturer's website, or on one of the many other manual sites on the Internet. Try a search for "(insert your brand and model here) owner's manual" as a start. Of course, if all else fails another option is to get a new machine. Basic models aren't expensive, but if what you have can be made to work the way you want, why spend money?

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!

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How to operate the answering machine


hi friend,
Step 1Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer. If you have left the answering machine in the off state then you should let it continue ringing until the machine finally answers, this may be as many as ten rings or more. When the machine finally answers, you may hear a series of beeping sounds.
  • Step 2Press "0" during the playback of the greeting message or during the series of beeps. Enter your PIN code within the next 2 seconds. You must know your PIN code to operate the answering machine remotely.
  • Step 3Wait for the prompt to enter a command code for remote operation. You will hear the machine report the current time and how many messages are in memory. The machine will then play a beep and wait for your command. To turn on the answering machine you must enter the corresponding code. You must enter the remote command within 15 seconds.
  • Step 4Hang up after the machine finishes the command and beeps. Call back to your number and make sure that the machine is now in the on state and will answer incoming calls.
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    • Each brand and manufacturer of answering machines have different commands and PIN codes for the answering machines. Refer to your user manual for the exact codes and instructions on how to pick your PIN number for your phone.
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    How to check messages over phone outside of house


    You didn’t post which model you have, but this should work. If it doesn't, post which model you have and I can give you different instructions for your specific model.

    To operate from a remote location, use any touch-tone telephone, and follow these steps:
    Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is off, it will answer after about ten rings and sounds a series of beeps.
    During the greeting or the beeps (if answering system is off), press [0] and enter your security code/PIN within two seconds (The default security PIN is 80)
    The answering system announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory..
    You hear “To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero” followed by a beep.

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    Leaving a message for people to hear when we are unable to answer


    The 27831 isn't an answering machine. Please refer to the documentation for the answering machine you have on your phone line. If you require further assistance, please add a comment to this question and specify the make and model of your answering machine.

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    How do I retrieve my voice mail when I'm away from home?


    this instruction may help you , if not a model number could help , but try these instructions . thanks

    To operate from a remote location, use any touch-tone telephone, and follow these steps:
    Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer. If the answering machine is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and series of beeping sounds.
    During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering machine is off), press [0] and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a Security Code or Personal Identification Number (PIN)" on page 57).
    The answering machine announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
    Enter a remote command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2 seconds. You may select a command from the following chart:
    Remote Commands

    Command 0 then 1
    Repeat a Message*
    Command 0 then 6
    Answering Machine On
    Command 0 then 2
    Playback Messages
    Command 0 then 7
    Memo Record/Stop**
    Command 0 then 3
    Skipping a Message
    Command 0 then 8
    Greeting Record/Stop**
    Command 0 then 4
    Deleting a Message
    Command 0 then 9
    Answer Machine Off
    Command 0 then 5
    Stop Operation
    Command 1 then 0
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    we can get a link to your manual if we had model number

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    Cl and 0 flashing


    Your time needs set on your answering machine. If you have buttons on the top of your base, press and hold the day/check button to set the day of the week. Press and hold the hour button to set the hour. Press and hold the min button to set the min. If you don't have buttons on base, press flash button on handset to enter answerer remote mode. Press the 8 key to enter time set menu. Set hour and min using number buttons and set am/pm using caller id buttons. Press # pause to confirm the setting.

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    At&t answering machine model 1305 just beeps and the light flashs


    disconnect the power to the phone and let it sit a while. Plug it back in and see if that doesn't help you out .

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    Some unanswered calls go on, the machine as a constant beeping sound. These are from #s like: out of area and some random calls. These go on for an unlimited time and it's extremely annoying. How to...


    Questions like these are tough to answer because you only asked half a question. I'll take a stab at it :-)

    I'm guessing that you're using a cheap (ie AT&T) answering machine and the call is abandoned but the extension plays a busy tone. The fix is to buy a better answering machine, use Panasonic VM, or get a product from Viking Electronics called a CPC-1.

    All 3 of these solutions are going to listen for that beep-beep-beep and disconnect.

    Hope this helps.

    Carl

    Aug 28, 2008 | Panasonic Phones

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    How to retrieve messages from the answering machine ..remotely


    Remotely Operating Your Answering Machine

    Call your telephone number and wait for the answering machine to answer. If the answering machine is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and series of beeping sounds.
    During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the answering machine is off), press [0] and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds (see "Setting a Security Code or Personal Identification Number (PIN)" on page 54).
    The answering machine announces the current time and the number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one-zero." You will hear a beep.
    Enter a remote command within 15 seconds, each command there after must be entered within 2 seconds.

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