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Answering system settings
Unless you change it, the answering system is on and ready to record
messages. If the answering system is on, the ANS ON icon displays on the
handset screen and the /ANS ON/OFF light on the telephone base is
on. You can turn the answering system off, but if you do so, the answering
system does not answer calls and record incoming messages.
Using the handset:
Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
Press CID or DIR to scroll to Answering sys, then
Press CID or DIR to scroll to Answer on/off, then
Press CID or DIR to select between On and Off, then
press MENU/SELECT to save the setting.
Using the telephone base:
Press /ANS ON/OFF to turn the answering
system on or off. If the answering system is
turned on, it announces, “Calls will be answered.”
If the answering system is turned off, it
announces, “Calls will not be answered.”
If the answering system is off and there is an incoming call, the system answers after 10 rings
and announces to the caller, “Please enter your remote access code.” For more information
about remote access, see Remote access code on page 53.
You can turn the answering system on or off from either the handset or the telephone base,
but you can only use the handset to change the other answering system settings.
You cannot turn the answering system on or off while a handset is on a call or the telephone
base is playing messages.