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How To Extend Ring Time for Messagebank / Telstra Home Messages 101

To change the length of time your home phone rings before it diverts to Telstra Home Messages, follow these steps. 


By default, unanswered calls are diverted within approximately 20 seconds (6-7 rings). To extend this


Step 1 of 3: Pick up the phone and press * 99

Step 2: Enter the number of seconds you wish the phone to ring before a call is diverted (between 5 and 60 seconds).

Step 3: Press # and hang up. 

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May 2017
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