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  1. #16
    Gordon
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    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    "Alien" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > |
    > | The reason that there are no phones with answering machine functionality
    > is
    > | because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there is

    no
    > | other solution?
    > |
    >
    > This is very very rookie answer...


    That's me! ;-)

    OK, so why would anyone want answerphone capability?





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  2. #17
    Gordon
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    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    "Alien" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > |
    > | The reason that there are no phones with answering machine functionality
    > is
    > | because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there is

    no
    > | other solution?
    > |
    >
    > This is very very rookie answer...


    That's me! ;-)

    OK, so why would anyone want answerphone capability?





  3. #18
    Chisa
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    I'm new to using a mobile phone but considering that it's digital and latest
    technology I had expected that it would not be a hassle just like my
    wireless phone wasn't (I just had to read instructions). The problem is that
    I have to deal with Bell - the phone company, it's not as simple as reaching
    for manual like I do with my wireless phone. I have a Samsung with digicam
    and it has the voice message icon indicating new message, I go to guide
    instructions and it says to hold down the OK button to retrieve it but the
    only thing it does is dial my own # and of course the answering machine will
    be triggered I'm calling myself! Now why would a feature like that be there
    in the first place- hold down the OK button to call yourself?!
    Now I don't know whether it's phone company or device problem. Another
    problem is that I cannot answer phone calls after only 3 rings coz then the
    answering machine will take the call (and keep it coz I cannot retrieve
    them) and cannot take that call while the person is leaving their message.
    And what about the # of rings before the answering machine takes the call?
    Do I have to call Bell for that? I really would like to be much more
    independent from phone company.
    Another one that bugs me: I travel abroad a lot and will not be able to
    receive calls there so I'll depend heavily on answering machine to know
    what's going on back here. With my wireless phone I can call answering
    machine, retrieve messages, delete them and even configure it while with a
    cell I suppose I have to call Bell (Montreal) if there's such service - for
    sure it's not in the instructions book.
    About answering calls when device is turned off, how about have the
    answering machine in the cradle at home? That way if you're home you can
    still answer the call even after answering machine is triggered like a
    wireless phone would and if cell is turned off for batteries purpose, the
    cradle connected at home will be working and answering that call when you're
    not home - kinda like what we have with radio signal phones.

    "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > You probably already know this, so I apologise in advance...
    >
    > Every cell phone service provides an answering service as part of most/all
    > packages. You dial in to their server and listen to your messages. This is
    > essential so that callers can leave a message if you go out of range or

    have
    > your phone turned off. Many phones (the SE T610 for one) have a recording
    > capability. If you need to record a call you can either do it while it's

    in
    > progress or while you listen to your answering service. I'm not 100% sure,
    > but the recording could then probably be copied elsewhere.
    >
    > The reason that there are no phones with answering machine functionality

    is
    > because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there is no
    > other solution?
    >
    > --
    >
    > "Denise" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I'm looking for either a pocket pc phone, smartphone, pda phone - a
    > > phone blend palm top or pocket pc with a built-in answering machine
    > > (must have). Thanks a bunch.

    >
    >






  4. #19
    Chisa
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    I'm new to using a mobile phone but considering that it's digital and latest
    technology I had expected that it would not be a hassle just like my
    wireless phone wasn't (I just had to read instructions). The problem is that
    I have to deal with Bell - the phone company, it's not as simple as reaching
    for manual like I do with my wireless phone. I have a Samsung with digicam
    and it has the voice message icon indicating new message, I go to guide
    instructions and it says to hold down the OK button to retrieve it but the
    only thing it does is dial my own # and of course the answering machine will
    be triggered I'm calling myself! Now why would a feature like that be there
    in the first place- hold down the OK button to call yourself?!
    Now I don't know whether it's phone company or device problem. Another
    problem is that I cannot answer phone calls after only 3 rings coz then the
    answering machine will take the call (and keep it coz I cannot retrieve
    them) and cannot take that call while the person is leaving their message.
    And what about the # of rings before the answering machine takes the call?
    Do I have to call Bell for that? I really would like to be much more
    independent from phone company.
    Another one that bugs me: I travel abroad a lot and will not be able to
    receive calls there so I'll depend heavily on answering machine to know
    what's going on back here. With my wireless phone I can call answering
    machine, retrieve messages, delete them and even configure it while with a
    cell I suppose I have to call Bell (Montreal) if there's such service - for
    sure it's not in the instructions book.
    About answering calls when device is turned off, how about have the
    answering machine in the cradle at home? That way if you're home you can
    still answer the call even after answering machine is triggered like a
    wireless phone would and if cell is turned off for batteries purpose, the
    cradle connected at home will be working and answering that call when you're
    not home - kinda like what we have with radio signal phones.

    "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > You probably already know this, so I apologise in advance...
    >
    > Every cell phone service provides an answering service as part of most/all
    > packages. You dial in to their server and listen to your messages. This is
    > essential so that callers can leave a message if you go out of range or

    have
    > your phone turned off. Many phones (the SE T610 for one) have a recording
    > capability. If you need to record a call you can either do it while it's

    in
    > progress or while you listen to your answering service. I'm not 100% sure,
    > but the recording could then probably be copied elsewhere.
    >
    > The reason that there are no phones with answering machine functionality

    is
    > because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there is no
    > other solution?
    >
    > --
    >
    > "Denise" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I'm looking for either a pocket pc phone, smartphone, pda phone - a
    > > phone blend palm top or pocket pc with a built-in answering machine
    > > (must have). Thanks a bunch.

    >
    >






  5. #20
    Odette
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > "Alien" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> |
    >> | The reason that there are no phones with answering machine
    >> | functionality
    >> is
    >> | because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there
    >> | is

    > no
    >> | other solution?
    >> |
    >>
    >> This is very very rookie answer...

    >
    > That's me! ;-)
    >
    > OK, so why would anyone want answerphone capability?
    >
    >
    >


    Because my providers will charge me when I call my voicemail?



  6. #21
    Odette
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "Alien" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> |
    >> | The reason that there are no phones with answering machine
    >> | functionality
    >> is
    >> | because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there
    >> | is

    > no
    >> | other solution?
    >> |
    >>
    >> This is very very rookie answer...

    >
    > That's me! ;-)
    >
    > OK, so why would anyone want answerphone capability?
    >
    >
    >


    Because my providers will charge me when I call my voicemail?



  7. #22
    Jesse McGrew
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    Gordon wrote:
    > OK, so why would anyone want answerphone capability?
    >
    >


    So you can screen calls before deciding whether you want to answer.

    Jesse



  8. #23
    Jesse McGrew
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    Gordon wrote:
    > OK, so why would anyone want answerphone capability?
    >
    >


    So you can screen calls before deciding whether you want to answer.

    Jesse



  9. #24
    Mark E. Daniel
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine


    >> The reason that there are no phones with answering machine functionality is
    >> because it's not needed. Have you a specific reason for which there is no
    >> other solution?


    One reason I can think of is that some carriers provide not enough time
    to answer the phone before the call kicks to voicemail. I have always
    wished some provider would implement this in their menuing system.
    Sadly, most carriers use canned voicemail systems sold to all of them in
    mostly the same way. They have limited administration functions in
    which features can be enabled or disabled accross the system, but that's
    it. Yawn.





  10. #25
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    Denise wrote:
    > I'm looking for either a pocket pc phone, smartphone, pda phone - a
    > phone blend palm top or pocket pc with a built-in answering machine
    > (must have). Thanks a bunch.


    My Sanyo 6000 (and most likely the 6200 and 6400), and my Sanyo 8100
    have BUILT IN digital answering machines. The greeting and messages
    ARE STORED IN THE PHONE, *not* on any server. Maximum message length
    is 18 seconds with room for only four messages.

    I can retrieve the stored messages at any time, including when out
    of range in the middle of BFE down in a creek bottom. Callers can
    hear my greeting, until I duck into a metal building and the
    signal is lost, and the call gets disconnected.





  11. #26
    G M
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    When you hit the OK key it will dial your number because that is the way the
    system retreives the voicemail. While the voicemail greeting is being
    played, hit the pound key "#". That will allow you to enter your password
    to retrieve your messages. Your voicemail callback number can be programmed
    with time pauses and password for easy one key dialing for your retreival.
    Visit the Bell World where you purchased it and someone should be able to
    program your callback number.

    As for only three rings, that is the default setting. Enter "*94", then the
    number of rings you want and press send. For example 6 rings would be
    "*946" and send.

    The voicemail system is a network feature, not a phone feature. The Samsung
    user's guide does not contain the network information. The Bell Mobility
    guide included in the box has the information for network features. If you
    have any other questions call Bell Mobility 1-800-667-0123.

    G M






  12. #27
    Chisa
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    Thanks for your help. Now I'm looking to have a pocket pc phone, wonder if a
    Treo pocket phone can be used with Bell, I mean, do I have to chose only the
    ones displayed on the Bell stores or can I buy whatever cell phone suits me
    the most...

    "G M" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > When you hit the OK key it will dial your number because that is the way

    the
    > system retreives the voicemail. While the voicemail greeting is being
    > played, hit the pound key "#". That will allow you to enter your password
    > to retrieve your messages. Your voicemail callback number can be

    programmed
    > with time pauses and password for easy one key dialing for your retreival.
    > Visit the Bell World where you purchased it and someone should be able to
    > program your callback number.
    >
    > As for only three rings, that is the default setting. Enter "*94", then

    the
    > number of rings you want and press send. For example 6 rings would be
    > "*946" and send.
    >
    > The voicemail system is a network feature, not a phone feature. The

    Samsung
    > user's guide does not contain the network information. The Bell Mobility
    > guide included in the box has the information for network features. If

    you
    > have any other questions call Bell Mobility 1-800-667-0123.
    >
    > G M
    >
    >
    >






  13. #28
    Dan Duncan
    Guest

    Re: Smartphone with built-in answering machine

    In alt.cellular.ericsson Chisa <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Thanks for your help. Now I'm looking to have a pocket pc phone, wonder if a
    > Treo pocket phone can be used with Bell, I mean, do I have to chose only the
    > ones displayed on the Bell stores or can I buy whatever cell phone suits me
    > the most...


    The Treo doesn't run pocketpc. It runs Palm.

    -DanD

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    # of the phenomena described above. However, it has composed impressive poly-
    # syllabic names for them, which is surely the next best thing. Cecil Adams



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