philoforte
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ghost answering machine

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I switched off my home phone answering machine about 3 years ago. The default voice is female.

 

However, when my sister tried to call when I was out, she heard a man's recorded voice claiming to be my answering machine and telling her to leave a message, which she promptly did.

 

I checked my home phone, and I discovered the answering machine is still OFF. When I pressed the "PLAY/STOP" button, a woman's voice said "no messages".

 

So where did my sister's message end up?

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Dowser
Level 20: Director
Level 20: Director
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Re: ghost answering machine

If your home phone is connected to NBN, turn Messagebank off by dialling #99#

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cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: ghost answering machine

Have you tried ringing 101? All Telstra phone service have message bank enabled by default. Messages can be retrieved by ringing 101.

Dowser
Level 20: Director
Level 20: Director

Re: ghost answering machine

You can turn the Messagebank functionality off if you desire.

philoforte
Level 2: Rookie

Re: ghost answering machine

Thank You.

How does one do that?

philoforte
Level 2: Rookie

Re: ghost answering machine

I called 101.

 

A 6 digit pin was requested, but I did not bother to key one in.

 

I have no interest in retrieving my sister's messages, I'm simply going to turn off the service, but I don't immediately know how.

Dowser
Level 20: Director
Level 20: Director
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Re: ghost answering machine

If your home phone is connected to NBN, turn Messagebank off by dialling #99#

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philoforte
Level 2: Rookie

Re: ghost answering machine

I dialled that number and I heard the robo-voice say "message bank is off".

 

Problem resolved.

 

Thank You Dowser,

 

With Regards,

philoforte

philoforte
Level 2: Rookie

Re: ghost answering machine

Thank You cf4.

 

Matter Resolved.

 

I've turned it off.

 

With Regards,

philoforte

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