Does anyone have any idea why my answering machine won't record?? It picks up when we don't answer, and you can hear the message, but I've tried leaving "test" messages and the machine shows 0 messages. I even missed a couple of very important messages before! HELP!
I had the same problem with my Siemens Gigaset answering machine and I fixed by changing the sound quality of my Vonage line to the highest available (=90Kbps).You should be able to change this in the Features -> Bandwidth Saver webpage on Vonage's website.
I have a GE digital answering machine and had a problem similar to Laula's after installing DSL. I have apparently solved the problem by using two filters in series with the answering machine. The DSL signal, apparently interferes with the answering machine's control signals. The solution is precarious, though. When I tried using a wall-mount filter in series with an in-line filter, it didn't work. The problems are probably affected by signal strengths and line lengths.
I have the same problem, but the manual has not helped at all. I even bought a new one (different GE model) and it did the exact same thing as soon as I set it up. So, I figured it must be a setting or something if the new one does the same thing, but I cannot figure it out.
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Maybe the answering machine is set to pick up at say"5 rings" and the voice mail is set to pickup at "4 rings" . Change the voicemail setting to a higher setting than the answering machine. That may be the problem.
1) Press the 'tape' symbol to access the answering machine mode.
2) Press 9 then 1 for 'answer and record'.
3) Whe you hear a 'beep' speak your message. Whilst recording the display shows REC OGM1 or REC OGM2
4) Press 5 to stop recording. Your message is played back to you
5) Press 'tape' symbol to exit.
To check your Out Going Message (OGM)
1) Press 'tape' symbol
2) Press 6 then 2 and the message is played back.
Well, your machine might be broken, or you haven't set the little switch on the unit to ANS.The switch is on the side of the machine where the cables come out.But here are the instructions from the manual:
Recording Outgoing Messages:
Your answering machine has a built-in outgoing message, "Hello, please leave a message after the tone."You can use this message or record your own.
1. Hold the ANNC/DAY/<<, and speak clearly into the microphone, no more than 10 inches away.
2. Release the ANNC/DAY/<< when you finish.Your answering machine beeps and automatically plays back your recorded message.
*Your outgoing message must be between one and 60 seconds.
*If you record your won message but wish to revert to the pre-recorded message, press DELETE during playback of your outgoing message.
I have model no. 1188 bellsouth digital answering machine. If you have to leave a message, the message I recorded is no longer there, there is a generic message saying please record your message. How do I go back and record my voice with my message. I cannot find my original manual.
GE Digital Messaging System ~ Voice/Time/Day stamp
1a] press and hold down STOP/set button and wait for promps.....
ie. press NEXT to change Day stamp and then SET to pick.
ie. press NEXT to change Hour and SET to pick.
ie. press NEXT to change Minute and SET to pick.
1b] press NEXT to pick 1minute allowance recording for recieving messages coming in, or 2 minutes or 3 minutes or 4 minutes. This machine only has 1/2 hour of recording time, so maybe you can 'tell' -record- that and let incoming callers know they have only minutes and machine will automatically shut off and cut them off [hang-up] on them.
2] press and hold down Greeting button and follow promps to change the answering machine voice promps to your own voice. Machine will automatically PLAY BACK your voice, if you don't like what you hear, press and hold down Greeting button again and try again.
~ hope all above helps.