GE 21091GE3 - A Answering System keeps Initializing What do I do?
GE 21091GE3 - A Answering System keeps Initializing
What do I do?
Weird. Our phone never had a problem until this. Love the phone, just can't use it because people can't leave messages. Any ideas?
Re: GE 21091GE3 - A Answering System keeps Initializing ...
Is the answer off ? Theres a button above where it tells you how many messages you have that turns the machine on & off. Ive hit it by accident and then people couldnt leave messages - the machine wouldnt even pick up. HOpe this helps....
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My reliable GE 29897GE2-A speakerphone w/ digital answering machine works perfect on my AT&T landline, BUT the answering machine does NOT work when connected to my Vonage VDV21-VD line (w/ voicemail and call forwarding disabled). I called Vonage Customer Support to inquire about this from their website:
"Can I use my own answering machine instead of Vonage server based voice mail? If you wish, you CAN use your existing answering machine with Vonage. All you need to do is DISABLE Vonage’s server based voicemail system by logging into your account at www.vonage.com, and clicking on features. The voicemail menu will allow you to disable the entire Vonage voicemail system."
Vonage Customer Support was clueless. The only resolution offered was their suggestion that I might contact the manufacturer (GE-licensed Atlinks USA, Thomson)... lol, good luck with that!
So I installed a GE in-line "DSL Phone Line Filter" between the Vonage VDV21-VD and the GE 29897GE2-A, BUT the answering machine still does NOT work. It appears that Vonage is simply incompatible with the answering machine despite Vonage's bold claims to the contrary.
Your system must have been rebranded by GE since their page for telephone manuals doesn't have the number listed you gave:
GE Phone manuals
In case you made an error in the model number, you should be able to find your manual there.
is the incoming phone line plugged into the answering machine directly? the answering machine should then be plugged into the phone. the signal comes through the answering machine then to the phone. you may have the connections reversed on the answering machine. check those connections.