portia2
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answering machines with NBN

I have recently connected to NBN. I bought a Telstra cordless phone because it has a separate modem allowing phone to be put more conveniently. This phone does not have an integral answering machine. I want to use a separate answering machine as I always forget to check message bank messages – the icon on the phone is so small and nothing flashes. Can this be done and if so what brands can be used?

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Ozmoz
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Re: answering machines with NBN


@portia2 wrote:

I have recently connected to NBN. I bought a Telstra cordless phone because it has a separate modem allowing phone to be put more conveniently. This phone does not have an integral answering machine. I want to use a separate answering machine as I always forget to check message bank messages – the icon on the phone is so small and nothing flashes. Can this be done and if so what brands can be used?


Hi @portia2 

 

The Telstra Call Guardian 301 ($72) comes with an answering machine on the main base, with also a second hand-set. That has a flashing light when a message is left.

 

The Telstra Smart Handset - Desktop ($120) , has X Missed calls display and a missed call icon.

 

Probably best to call into a Telstra shop have go through the features there? (As well as see other ones available that might suit).

Footnote: I dont work for Telstra, I just try to help out fellow Telstra customers.
ProfessorPhone
Level 23: Superhero

Re: answering machines with NBN

JB HiFi, Telstra's biggest dealer, sell a Panasonic cordless with up to 4 handsets and an inbuilt excellent answering machine

There is a message LED on the front which flashes Red when a message has been left.

It also can be operated if there is a power outage.

They come  in 1, 2, 3 and 4 handset versions.   I have had one for 18 months and it's excellent.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/panasonic-kx-tg6822alb-twin-cordless-phone

The 4 handset version retails for about $120.00

It is compatible with a Smart Modem

 

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