Hi, I am going crazy. I have read the manual or fold up sheet a dozen time and I can't figure out how to get my voice mail. I am desperate, please help. I also don't have a message on it yet. I think I must be electronically challenge.
You must have a recorded message on the answerer in order for the machine to record messages left by callers. I would bet that there are no messages there yet. It couldn't tell callers to leave a message if there is no message there. I know there is one standard one already there and the handsets often say NEW VOICE MAIL. If the round screen on the base unit has a number there, then you have a message and all you need do is push the play button.
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Voice Mail is not a function or feature of any telephone set,
nor does the GE 29581 phone have an Answering Machine
System that might be confused with Voice Mail.
VoiceMail is an option offered by some (not all) Telephone
Service Providers. Check with your Telephone Service
Provider to learn how to go about using theirs if it's available.
The original GE 29581 phone User's Manual is available at:
On these types of systems, that's part of what voice mail is for...to catch your caller rather than just issue a busy signal. If you have call waiting, then your phone should give you a tone when another call comes in so you can answer it and put it on hold and return to the original call. Only if you don't respond to the call waiting tone will the phone then go to voice mail. If you don't want the voice mail to take calls when you are present, you most likely will need to turn off your voice mail when you are present. Then, if there is no voice mail to fall back to, the phone will give a busy signal.
I resolved the problem but I'm not 100% sure of how I did it. If it happens again I'll try it again. I left the answering machine OFF so the Voice Mail would take any messages. A friend phoned and left a message in the VOICE MAIL, I knew this because of the broken dial tone when I went to make a call. When I erased his message the 'New Voice Message' displayed on the handset disappeared. I figure a previous caller hung up just after the voice mail picked up. It was not long enough so it did not register in the voice mail but somehow registered on the GE phone. Since there wasn't anything registered in the VOICE MAIL to erase the message was 'stuck' on the handset display. As soon as there was a message registered in the VOICE MAIL that could be erased it also cleared the message on the handset.
As i mentioned, if it happens again I'll try it to see if it works, until then I am not going to tempt fate.
On base station: menu>base setup>ok>edit voice mail>ok>
then enter number to access voice mail for your service provider. I have Grande phone service so I entered *78. Press ok then exit.
I don't have the built in answering service so I was trying to access my Grande voice mail, but when I pressed the message button, it asked me to enter my Earth Link password. We haven't used Earth Link for a couple of years. This fixed the problem. I just had to mess with it some to figure it out. The blinking light on the handset next to my bed was driving me crazy so I had to figure it out!
i) Select Option Messages----->Select Voice Mail Server-------> Select option Empty----->Select Edit and enter number(for eg: i use the number *0* to know the voice messages in my voice mail server......or contact ur customer care for voice mail number and enter number)
ii) china mobiles donot have T9(dictionary) or believe me they dont support
iii) i'm sorry have link for it, but i have an word document or manual, i can send as an attachement if ur send me ur e-mailing address(i did not have any option...)
You have to change the rings from the voice mail server. If you don't know your way around the server, its best to get a local NEC tech although it is fairly simple to navigate. Depends on your skill. Typical default password for the server is NEC
Sounds like you are trying to change a voice mail recording. Your Comdial phone can be used on several different Comdial phone systems and with several different voice mail systems that all program and set up differently. Do you have any manuals or instructions for your voice mail system? If not, you will need to find out which voice mail you have and try to locate manuals.
To change main greetings, etc.. you would need administrative rights to the voice mail. There will probably be a password, hopefully you know it or it's still at default.
call your phone service and have them disconnect the voice mail and if they cant just remove that have them set there rings at like 9 since most phones only have up to 5 rings for the machine to answer.you will have to use there voice mail service to hear your message and then delete it but should be good after that. i have comcast and they said it would take 3 days to deactivate voice mail but told me how to get there so i can get rid of that flashing light, hope this helps you