Question about AT&T 1717 Digital Answering Machine
I have an AT&T model 1717 tapeless digital answering machine and wish to erase accumulated messages when I am out of town and away from the machine, and I am without my manual. How do I do the erasing from a remote localtion?
It takes a lot of patience; however pursue an AT&T telephone number that is manned by a live person; then follow a trail of phone numbers until one of them connects with a helpfull live person who is familiar with the problem and who then furnishes a very simple solution.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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May 25, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies
To erase a message while it is playing, press the ON/OFF ERASE button. The
answering system announces, "Message Erased" to confirm the message has been
To Erase All Messages: When the answering system isn't playing or recording messages, press and hold
the ERASE button until you hear the "Messages Erased" announcement. Release the
button after the announcement. This feature allows you to erase all old messages
but not new messages. If you do not have any messages, the answering system
announces, "Zero Messages."
User Manual: http://www.home-electronics.net/USER-GUIDES/29875_DOM_EN_AN_IB.pdf
May 06, 2011 | GE 29875GE Digital Answering Machine
Recording Your Announcement
Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
one minute long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a prerecorded
announcement: "Hello. Please leave a
message after the tone."
1 Press and hold annc/skip. The system
beeps. Speak toward the microphone
normally, from about nine inches away.
While you are recording, the Message
Window displays -.
2 To stop recording, release .annc/skip
The system automatically plays back
To review your announcement, press
and release .annc/skip
You can get a copy of your 1717 manual at this web site:
Hope this helps. Good Luck, Barb
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