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Erasing messages I can not find a way to erase messages on the SWBell Freedom Phone FA970 that I inherited. Please tell me how to get rid of old messages so that I do not have to continue to replay all of the old messages to hear what is current.

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Play through your messages with out saving any of them. The machine will record new messages over your old ones. This model does not erase messages in the way most answering machines do. Pressing buttons incessantly as previously suggested will only succeed in raising your blood pressure.

If you do save a message, once you play it again with out saving it, your machine will record over it.

The toll free help line on the owner's manual is 1-800-366-0937.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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Anonymous

To erase messages, just repeatedly tap both mail 1 and mail 2 buttons....Ken

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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Anonymous

Hi. I think you have to wait until more calls come in. If you did not save original message(s), then these will then go away FOREVER.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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