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1738 does not pick up, caller gets odd busy signal when machine is not full

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SOURCE: 1738 att answ machine-need to change message

Record Your Announcement
Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
three minutes long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a pre-recorded
announcement: “HELLO. PLEASE LEAVE A
MESSAGE AFTER THE TONE.”
1 Press and hold a. When the
system beeps, speak toward the
microphone normally, from about nine
inches away. While you are recording,
the Message Window blinks .
To stop recording, release a.
The system automatically plays back
your announcement.
To review your announcement, press
and release a.
To erase your announcement and
return to the pre-recorded announcement,
press Dwhile your announcement is
playing.
Callers can skip the announcement by
pressing #.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: callers get busy signal, all 3 phones say

Possible causes:
1. Another phone is off-hook besides these 3.
2. Bad house wiring - call the phone company.
3. Bad wiring somewhere between your house and the Central Office - call the phone company.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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Sounds like your phone or line is now short circuit and is holding the line so it appears busy to incoming callers. Try disconnecting the pnone and line right up to the incoming point of your house to find the problem.

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If I get this AT&T 1739 answering machine will it retreive messages when I am on the phone with someone else, also can I record my own message on it for my business


Without call waiting or a second line, callers will get a busy signal if you're already on a call. This happens at the switchboard; it doesn't matter what type of answering machine you have because the second call doesn't get that far.
You can record your own message on the 1739 but, as mentioned above, if you're already on a call then the second call never gets that far.

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My Radio Shack Digital Telphone Answering Device TAD-3829 worked well for a little over a year. However a few days ago I discovered that I cannot receive incoming calls anymore; on the callers side there...


These 3829's do that often. After about 1 year or so of use, something fails internally, resulting in the symptom you see. Sometimes you get "Er" on the display, or the machine simply won't pick up and answer the call.
Bottom line - this model's not very good. Ditch it.

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I have KX-TG1033 - 3 Handset - I have ID caller service - can a message be left when I am on the phone?


When you are on the phone the caller will get a busy signal, unless you have call waiting on the line, then the caller will hear ringback. If you have call waiting you can answer the second call by sending a flash signal to the service provider which puts the first call on hold while you are connected to the second call but your answer machine cannot answer the second call because you have only one line therefore only one speech path. So the answer to your question is no. If you have the voicemail feature from your service provider then the caller could leave a message not on your answer machine but in your service provider mailbox.

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I have an AT&T 1738 answering machine that has developed a large amount of static when the announcement message is played. I have tried to re-record the message without success. Any help would be...


The microphone (located inside the unit and points downward to the surface below the answering machine) might be bad (assuming that messages left by callers sound clear).

One option would be to call into the machine and try recording your greeting that way. Else, there isn't much that can be done other than to replace the unit.

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Disabled phone line


Sounds like the answering machine is picking up the telephone line and not releasing it.

Hence the busy signal, cause the answering machine has the line off hook. It's like leaving your telephone off hook, the next caller will get a busy signal...

The answering machine might be bad... have you noticed that you were talking on the phone and hung up then the next call would be the busy signal? Maybe test this out.
Do you have the correct voltage to the answering machine, too much power or too little power can do funny things to telephone equipement.

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Need to connect ans. machine to single line on a multi line business phone. Help!


Out of box, the AT&T 1738 is designed to operate on a single telephone line. I don't know of any device on the market today that could automatically switch it between multiple telephone lines.

Some options include (in no particular order):

1) Purchasing additional 1738s to cover the other telephone lines.

2) Some cordless telephones on the market are designed to handle 2 telephone lines. Their answering machines will cover both lines. AT&T and Panasonic offer such phones.

3) Check out AT&T's line of NoKSU small office telephone sets. The phones will handle up to 4 telephone lines and 1 model features a built in answering machine. In order for the telephones to function 100% all phones would have to be replaced with the models within the AT&T NoKSU family.

4) If this is strictly a business application, consider purchasing a true business telephone system for the office.

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1738 att answ machine-need to change message


Record Your Announcement
Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
three minutes long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a pre-recorded
announcement: “HELLO. PLEASE LEAVE A
MESSAGE AFTER THE TONE.”
1 Press and hold a. When the
system beeps, speak toward the
microphone normally, from about nine
inches away. While you are recording,
the Message Window blinks .
To stop recording, release a.
The system automatically plays back
your announcement.
To review your announcement, press
and release a.
To erase your announcement and
return to the pre-recorded announcement,
press Dwhile your announcement is
playing.
Callers can skip the announcement by
pressing #.

Aug 10, 2008 | AT&T 1738 Digital Answering Machine

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Callers are getting a busy signal when my phone is not in use.


sounds to me that the phone set is shorted when you pick up the reciever it shorts the line but if the phone is already shorted this is why people are getting the busy signal

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