Instructions For Setting Up The Answering Machine

Setting Up The Greeting On Your Answering Machine

There are several different way to record a greeting depending on the model. 

For models that have a "GREETING" key on the main base unit: 
1) Press & hold Greeting Key. “Record greeting” will announce with a confirmation tone. 
2) Start recording your message. You can record up to a 30 second greeting.
3) When you are finished recording your greeting, press the Greeting or Set key.
  You hear a confirmation tone followed by the greeting you just recorded.


For models that have an */envelope key on the handset:

1) Press the */envelope key or */envelope soft key
2) Press 8 or the "START" soft key.
3) Say your message
4) When finished saying your greeting, press 8 or "STOP" soft key.

   You hear a confirmation tone followed by the greeting you just recorded.


To record your greeting on Two-Line Mode, please do the following:
From the base:
1) Press Menu and select Ans. Setup.
2) Select Line 1 or Line 2, then select Record Greeting.
3) Press Start. Wait for the system to say "Record greeting",  then begin your recording.
4) When you're finished, press Stop. The system plays back your new greeting.

5) To keep this greeting, press Stop again. To delete it & try again, press Delete.


How To Change The Record Time & Ring Time

Record Time
Record Time sets the duration for recording the incoming messages. You have three record time options. The options "1 minute" or "4 minutes" set the duration for recording the incoming messages. "Announce only" answers the call but prevents the caller from leaving a message.

 

There are 3 ways to set the record time depending on the model # of your phone.


On some older models:
1) Simply move the "Record Time" switch to 1 or 4 is which found on the side of the base

On all 900mhz & analog models that have this feature, please see below:
1) Press Menu/Clock on base until you hear "Record Time"
2) Press skip & repeat or volume up & down arrows to get to desired record time.
3) Press Set or Set/Ringer to confirm.

For other models that begin with ELBT, ELT, CLX, TRU8, TRU9, DCT, DECT, or D:

1) Press Menu & Select "Answ. Setup" then select "Record Time"

2) Scroll to the desired setting (1min, 4min, or Announce Only).

3) Press the OK soft key or Select (depending on model). You will hear a confirmation tone.

This information as well instructions for other features your model may have can also be found in your owner's manual.



Ring Time
Ring Time allows you to set the number of rings the caller hears before your answering system plays the outgoing message. You can set the ring time to answer after two, four,or six rings. If you enable the Toll Saver (TS), the answering system picks up after two rings if you have new messages, and after four rings if there are none.

 

There are 3 ways to set the record time depending on the model # of your phone.

On some older models:
1) Simply move the "Ring Time" switch to the desired selection. This switch can be found on the side of the base

On all 900mhz & analog models that have this feature, please see below:
1) Press Menu/Clock on base until you hear "Ring Time"
2) Press skip & repeat or volume up & down arrows to get to desired ring time.
3) Press Set or Set/Ringer to confirm.

For other models that begin with ELBT, ELT, CLX, TRU8, TRU9, DCT, DECT, or D:

1) Press Menu & Select "Answ. Setup" then select "Ring Time"

2) Scroll to the desired setting (2, 4, 6, or Toll Saver).

3) Press the OK soft key or Select (depending on model). You will hear a confirmation tone.

This information as well instructions for other features your model may have can also be found in your owner's manual.

 

 

 

Setting The Security Code & Remotely Accessing Your Messages

Setting & Changing The Security (PIN) Code
To operate your answering system when you are away from home, you will need to enter a two-digit security code or Personal Identification Number (PIN). The default security code is 80.

On all 900mhz & analog models that have this feature, please see below:
1) Press Menu/Clock on base until you hear "Security Code"
2) Press skip & repeat or volume up & down arrows to get to desired number.
3) Press Set or Set/Ringer to confirm.

For other models that begin with ELBT, ELT, CLX, TRU8, TRU9, DCT, DECT, or D:

1) Press Menu & Select "Answ. Setup" then select "Security Code"
2) Enter the desired number.
3) Press the OK soft key or Select key (depending on model). You will hear a confirmation tone.


Remotely Accessing The Answering Machine

You can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touch-tone telephone or the handset if it allows that capability.

Remote Access away from home
You can check, play, or delete messages, even record a new greeting message when you are away from home. Additionally, you can turn On or Off your answering system from a remote location depending on model.

Remote access:

1) Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer. If the answering system is off, it will answer after about 10 rings and sounds a series of beeps.
2) During the greeting message (or the series of beeps when the answering system is off), press 0 and enter your PIN code within 2 seconds.
3) The answering system announces the number of messages stored in memory. You hear “To play incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press one zero”. You will hear a beep
4. When you hear beeping, enter a 2-digit command from the chart found in the owner's manual of your particular model. (Command charts vary on model)

Note: If you enter an incorrect security code/PIN three times, you will hear a beep and the answering system will return to standby.

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