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Answering machine My Vtech 5.8 cordless digital answering machine will not let callers leave a message.

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    same problem

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  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    mailbox is full, and can't get messages

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    Same problem here!

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem...What do I need to do.

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    the answering machine comes on but caller cannot leave message....letter a shows on the base........our phone service said call fowarding was in use....dont know how to change it

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    i want to change the announcement because the beep is not left so people cannot leaqve a message. i tried the trouble shooting in the users manual and was unalbe to fix it.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    HOw do I program my machine so that I can leave a message to callers

  • Rick Natividad
    Rick Natividad Nov 07, 2008

    anwering will not record messages, how do reprogram it.

  • olagld Jan 15, 2009

    my vtech 5.8gh cordless phone will not record incoming calls

  • lowakaju Jan 22, 2009

    How can you get the answer machine to record messages

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    when a person tries to leave message it will not let them and if you try to answeror play message you can not understand it

  • jkrenski May 11, 2010

    ceaser140, have you a solution to the answering machine problem, callers unable to leave a message? on vtech's website in FAQ it said "Answer Only" may be on but I have not figured out how to take it off yet.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    How to record new message on VTech Digital Answering system?


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Please tell me how to program my answering machine so a message can be left on our machine.

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What does a stand for on the vtech answering machine

It means your system is set to "Announce" mode instead of "Answer." In this mode it announces you're not available to take the call but does not allow the caller to leave a message. If you want the system to take a message, switch to "Answer" mode.

Enter the model of your VTech 5.8GHz system into the search box at to download a copy of the manual.

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Answering system doesn't work.

Your system is set to "Announce" mode, where it plays an announcement but does not record a message. You want "Answer" mode, where the system allows the caller to leave a message.

Since you didn't give the model of your VTech system, I can't tell you how to switch modes. Enter the model into the search box at to download a copy of the manual.

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You can't. When caller-ID shows "Private", it means that the caller does not want you to know what number they are calling from. (Tip: These are good messages to let the answering machine answer. If they want you to call back, they'll have to leave a number.)

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these machines are all digital, so the static is most likely being picked up from the callers end or your end or your machine just is not working properly. in most cases it is a telephone line quality problem.

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Your system is set to "Announce" instead of "Answer". Since you neglected to specify the model of your VTech answering system I can only suggest you enter it into the search box here to download a copy of the manual to learn how to switch the mode.

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