Question about NorStar M7208 Corded Phone
Are you using norstar voicemail system?
If you are and know how to get into the admin programming of it, then you go to the line programming and select the number of rings before the vmail system answers.
set the rings to "3", then the lines should ring 3 times on your phone, then on the 4th ring the vmail system will answer
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To set the answer mode to manual or automatic via the control panel
? Press Auto Answer to turn the light on or off, as appropriate for your setup.
When the Auto Answer light is on, the device answers calls automatically. When
the light is off, the it does not answer calls.
To set the answer mode to manual or automatic via the embedded Web server
1. Open the embedded Web server, click the Settings tab, click Fax in the left pane,
and then click the Basic sub-tab.
2. Select On or Off in the Auto Answer drop-down menu in the Other Basic Fax
Set the number of rings before answering
If you turn on the Auto Answer setting, you can specify how many rings occur before
incoming calls are automatically answered.
The Rings to Answer setting is important if you have an answering machine on the
same phone line as the device, because you want the answering machine to answer
the phone before the device does. The number of rings to answer for the device
should be greater than the number of rings to answer for the answering machine.
For example, set your answering machine to a low number of rings and the device to
answer in the maximum number of rings. (The maximum number of rings varies by
country/region.) In this setup, the answering machine answers the call and the device
monitors the line. If the device detects fax tones, it receives the fax. If the call is a
voice call, the answering machine records the incoming message.
To set the number of rings before answering via the control panel
1. Press Setup.
2. Press Basic Fax Setup, and then press Rings to Answer.
3. Enter the appropriate number of rings by using the keypad, or press the left or right
arrow button to change the number of rings.
4. Press OK to accept the setting.
To set the number of rings before answering via the embedded Web server
1. Open the embedded Web server, click the Settings tab, click Fax in the left pane
and then click the Basic sub-tab.
2. Select a number in the Rings-to-answer drop-down menu in the Other Basic Fax
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Below is for when you are using machine in fax mode, is that how you use it or are you also using the answering machine function? ie TAD mode
If desired, you can change the number of rings on which the fax machine
answers incoming calls in FAX mode. Any number from 2 to 5 can be
1 Press FUNCTION once and 3 times.
To select FAX mode, press
(with no document
in the feeder) until the arrow in
the display points to FAX.
Using TEL Mode
2 Press once and once.
3 Press once.
4 Enter the desired number of rings (any
number from 2 to 5).
Example: 3 rings
5 Press to return to the date and time display.
Note: If you are using Distinctive Ring, the fax machine will answer calls after
two rings regardless of the above setting.
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