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Answering machine not working

I have the answering machine set up according to the user guide, but the voicemail feature with my phone service with mci automaticlly picks up instead. Is my phone defective [ it's new ] or is the voicemail the problem?

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    my digital answering machine will pick up the telephone call and will play the message but you can't hear it over the telephone. Is there one else having this problem?

  • tgeo_gr Jan 26, 2009

    answering machine gets the message but when i press the button to hear the message the sound is really awful, and you can;t hear the messages clearly. As if the voice is going up and down. I have the 2-9827 GE Digital Ans. phone.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    answer in on but it does not take the calls. The voicemail take the call like a cell phone.

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Change how many rings your voicemail picks up in or cancel it.
set your answering machine to less rings than your voicemail.

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Additional info:If you have an answering on the same line as your fax:

To make sure the printer picks up incoming faxes, set Auto Answer to On, and then set the printer to pick up after a greater number of rings than the answering machine. For example, if the answering machine picks up calls after four rings, then set the printer to pick up after six rings. This way, the answering machine picks up calls first and your voice calls are received. If the call is a fax, then the printer detects the fax signal on the line and takes over the call.

If you have a voicemail feature associated in the same line as your fax:

Voice mail and fax can share the same telephone line if you subscribe to a distinctive ring service offered by your telephone company. This feature allows you to have multiple telephone numbers on one telephone line. Each telephone number has a designated ring pattern (single ring, double ring, triple ring, or double and triple ring). The different ring patterns let you know which telephone number was dialed, and which device you should use to answer the call.


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Here is a direct link to the User's Manual for your model of phone:

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Panasonic/KXTG6641/Manual/196702


To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.

You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.
You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.
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See page 38 of the manual for complete instructions on HOW TO OPERATE THE ANSWERING SYSTEM feature of your phone.

Ensure that your mailbox is not already completely full of messages, in which case new callers will not be permitted to leave a message and will be directed to call back later. Your phone can hold a maximum of 64 messages or 18 minutes worth. See page 38 of the manual for complete details.

Also make sure that you do not have a VOICEMAIL feature from your telephone service provider enabled at the same time. This would be completely separate from the answering machine built into your phone and would be controlled separately. If this voicemail feature is set to pick up in less rings than your phone's answering machine, then it will intercept all the calls you don't pick up instead of them going to the phone's answering machine. You would have to consult your telephone service provider for details on how to access and operate their particular VOICEMAIL service.

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I hope that was helpful to you, good luck and take care.

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