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How do you set the number of rings before the answering machine picks up?

Our answering machine now picks up on the first ring even after all recorded messages have been played. Operator's manual is missing.

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Here's a link to the manual on AT&T's site:

http://telephones.att.com/telephones_ui/support/dsp_manual.cfm?manualID=284

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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Set the number of rings before it records


here is a link to a user guide for your machine. the info about setting ring tones is on page 15.
I have mine set on 4 rings, because the fax machine is set on 6 rings.
http://www.uniden.com/pdf/DECT1480-2om.pdf

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How do I get the answering machine to pick up on 4 rings?


Make sure you've got the machine set to answer calls, and set the number of rings to four. If you need a copy, you may download the manual here.

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Phone is plugged in to a fax machine and the phone rings too many times before answering machine picks up so the fax machine takes over. How can I reduce the number of rings so that the answering machine...


Change the answer machine rings to answer number to less than the fax number of rings to answer or increase the number of rings to answer on the fax machine. Would need exact model number of phone system to give more detail on programming steps. Info should be in manuals of phone system and fax machine.

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To many rings for the machine to pick up


Unfortunately this machine does not have the facility to change the number of rings before it answers. The following extract from the manual describes how the number of rings is controlled:

Toll Saver Facility
Your unit has a Toll Saver Facility. This means your unit will answer call on the 4th rings if there are no new messages, or on the 2nd ring if new messages have been record. Therefore when you are calling your unit remotely you will know by the 3rd ring if there are no new messages. So you can hang up saving the cost of the call.

You can download the manual from here:

http://www.memorexelectronics.com/manuals/mph-1089.pdf

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I need to set the rings


Rings to Answer:

THIS SETTING ALLOWS YOU TO SELECT THE NUMBER OF RINGS BEFORE THE UNIT ANSWERS A CALL.

1. The unit announces, "Rings to Answer (the current rings to answer setting). To set rings to answer press NEXT. Press SET to continue.

2. To chantge the rings to answer, press and relase the NEXt OR GREETING/PREVIOUS button and the unit announces a number, such as "2,3,4," or "2, toll saver, 5."

3. After choosing a number, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the rings to answer. The unit confirms the setting and enters Message Length menu.

Taken directly from the instruction booklet that came with my GE 29888GE1 instructions.

Hope it works for you ! jp

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Fax and answring machine on same line


I assume you have distinctive ringing since both numbers are on the same line. According to the manufacturer's specs, the fax machine supports distinctive ringing. Set it up for the ring pattern assigned to the fax number and to answer on the first ring. Then it will pick up right away when someone calls the fax machine, and the answering machine will pick up the other number.

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Number of rings before recording answers


Choose how many times the line will
RINGS IS...” ring before the system answers a call.
• Set for 2 to 7 rings, or choose
Toll Saver 2/4 or Toll Saver 4/6.
• When set to Toll Saver 2/4, the system
answers after four rings when you have
no new messages and after two rings
when you do. Toll Saver 4/6 causes the
system to answer after six rings when
you have no new messages and after
four rings when you do.
• During setup, the Message Window will
display the number of rings (8 for Toll
Saver 2/4, or 9 for Toll Saver 4/6).

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Will not answer


I cannot set the number of rings for pickup, my machine picks up after 2 rings, do you know how to set it? I don't have the manual. Thanks

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