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Avoiding the greeting message

How can callers avoid my message if they don't want to listen to it? can they choose a number to skip message when they call? I am sure that I lose business when they have to listen to the message before leaving theirs. Can I provide an option number for them to press to skip the message? I run a small business and don't want to irritate my client.  if this won't work for this unit uniden power max 5,8 does anyone have a suggestion on what anwering machine to buy that provides this option?
Thank you. Nancy

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  • speech Oct 24, 2007

    They need to hear the message if they are calling for the first time. They want to skip the message when they have heard it numerous times and just want to leave a message. I need to have an option for them to listen to it in case they forgot the hours, days or time our office is open. Thanks for trying but not having a greeting on my business phone is not an option.

  • speech Oct 24, 2007

    As I said before, I need a message on my office phone- not having a greeting on my business phone is not an option. I have tried hitting the star and the pound signs and this does not work. Any other ideas?

  • speech Oct 24, 2007

    why would I want callers to hear my messages?  I want to listen to my messages, not them.  If I allowed anyone to access my messages it would be an invasion of pravacy for all my clients. This is a crazy response to my question and has nothing to do with the stated problem. While I appreciate the time you took to go through the manual I have already done this and posted this question becuase the manual did not have a solution in it.  I thought some technical people out there may have a solution or know of a device that allowed this option that I could purchase for my business. Apparently no one but you is interested in the question and I am not buying the premium service!  Thanks but unless you actually have a solution please don't answer. Thanks.



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Why not record a 1 second of silence instead of the standard greetings and have them "jump" straight to leaving a message.

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    Michael Lugassy Oct 24, 2007

    Have you tried pressing # ?

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    Michael Lugassy Oct 24, 2007

    I just gone through the manual. Your callers cannot skip the greeting, but can only hear messages remotely by pressing 0 following your 2 figures pin number (see menu->ans. setup->security code to see what it is)

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    Michael Lugassy Oct 25, 2007

    I was just presenting you with all the options this phone has. Good luck finding a solution.



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