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Do you have a manual and a remote access number for a ge digital answering machine # 29868ge1

You may view/download the manual at

The number you call to get your messages from another location is your phone number. The security code is 123 if you haven't changed it.

Aug 20, 2014 | GE 29868GE1 Digital Answering Machine

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We can not locate our owners manual and would like to obtain the code number to enter when we call our home phone to obtain messages when out of town. (the model # is 82209)

Hi there, I hope this helps you.  I located the manual for the 1717.  It states that the remote access code is factory set at 123.  You can review the remote access code by pressing and releaseing setup. 

You can change the Remote Access Code

to any three digit number from 100 to 999.

1 Press and hold S. After the Ring

Select setting is announced, continue

to press and release S until the

system announces the current Remote

Access Code.

2 Press and release or

until the system announces the first

digit you want.

3 Press and release S to select the

announced digit.

4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the second

and third digits of the code.

5 Press P to exit

You can get a copy of the 1717 manual at this web site:


I hope all this helps you.  Good luck.   Barb

Feb 23, 2011 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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Lost manual. how do i check messages from a remote location?

You can download a copy of the manual at

Jan 15, 2011 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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I have a DECT 6.0 and lost the manual. How do I retrieve messages remotely.

There are several models of DECT 6.0 phones by Panasonic. The manuals for most can be found by finding your model in this list: .

For the phone I know, the remote access code must be enabled. Dial the home phone number (with a touch tone phone) and at the greeting enter the remote access code. Then press 4 to hear new messages and 5 to hear all messages. Press 1 to repeat a message or 2 to skip a message. Press *4 to erase the message currently being played. *5 deletes all messages. When done press *# or hang up.

See the manual for more information. There is a default code listed in the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 17, 2010 | Panasonic DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless...

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I need to know how to retrieve messages from a remote site

The original 3-digit remote access code was "500" -- you'd call your number and then, when the machine answered, key in the RAC.

Sep 26, 2010 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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Remote access code to retrieve messages

The remote operation instructions are on the right half of the first page of the manual at

May 19, 2010 | Radio Shack (43-3829) Digital Answering...

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What do enter to get to my remote access messages . When I call from another phone to access my messages, what and when do I enter a number to route me to my messages

usuuuualy its usually a button from 1 to9 when you hear the voice start, then its sometimes 1-5-9 or 0-0-0-0, or 1-2-3-4~ it would state it in the manual what teh remote number is and how to change/set it up along with the number you press

Jul 15, 2009 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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I have at&t digital answering machine 1717 and lost manual

The code it usually set up by you on the device, if you run through the set up procedure (Time Date, message) on your machine one of the steps is the remote access code, which the machine should read off to you at this point, you should change this to a code you can easily remember and not leave it at the factory defaut as this would leave your messages openly accessable to other parties.

Hope this is of some help.

May 19, 2009 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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Retrieve voice messages remotely

Remote operation instructions begin on page 62 of this manual.

Jan 05, 2009 | Uniden TRU8885 Digital Answering Machine

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Att 1717 answering machine manual

Most manuals are just a Google search away. "att 1717" returned the following result.

Feb 22, 2008 | AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine

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