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V-tech i5881 answering machine problem

You hear the outgoing message fine but after the beep and before you can utter one syllable, the machine cuts you off (beeps at you) so the caller is unable to leave a message. This occurs randomly and without warning. It does not seem to matter if the caller is calling from a home (land line) or cell phone, or if there are messages or not on the machine. The number of messages does not seem to matter and we only use mailbox 1 for messges. It will do it several times in a row and then later in the day, a caller is able to leave a message just fine. V-tech was of NO help in this matter other than to say the softtware was scrambled by a power surge. My friends are getting peeved with my machine! Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: "handset. No line"

Unplugging the phone will only fix the problem temporary!
Can anyone fix it for good? I am fed up of unplugging it every day.
No line... no line no line!
Stupid phone!

Posted on May 28, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: answering machine

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

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: vtech w/answering maching does not allow outgoing calls or record

unplugging the unit from the power source and waiting 30seconds seems to be the answer. the answering machine is working and i can call out again.
thanks you to everyone who posted that answer in different parts of FixYa.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: answering machine is scrambled

I had the same problem, even took one phone and base set back for new trade. I had the same problem with the second one until I installed a DSL internet Filter in my telephone input line. That cured the problem.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Can I use Bluetooth headset on Bluetooth enabled land-line phone?

See:http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/vtech-ls6245-cordless-phone-with-bluetooth/. Looks like you could at least with this one. I am also looking to do the same.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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