I was recently switched over to Digital Voice and my answer machine plays out the message then does not record any messages left!!
I have found out that the BT 1571 service was picking up messages before my answer machine - I did not know this and was never advised that 1571 would be automatically enabled.
OR - the fact that 1571 was automatically activated was not clearly pointed out OR - I just missed it.
I now have an answer machine that is effectively junked so can I disable 1571 and will this allow my answer machine to pick up messages like the good old days?
You get no "notification" on 1571 unless you pick up your phone and listen to the dial tone!!!!
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One advantage of swapping over to the new HD phones is you get a nice bright symbol in the shape of an answering tape displayed on all phones when a message is left on 1571. Difficult to miss.
Granted but there is nothing wrong with my existing answer machine, so no need to buy a new handset.
Unless of course BT will give us discount
did you not get a free handset or adapter when you went on to digital voice if not phone 150
Yes, thank you, BT will send me a free plug in adaptor to make existing machine work with digital voice!