Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
I have mine set to 4 rings to pickup. I have my Ooma answering set to 6 rings.
Mine works first and the calls go to my Panasonic answer machine. Why do I have the Ooma set to 6 you ask? Well, if I am on my phone and I hear a flash tone, I can glance at the display and see who it is. If it is just a chat or an information kind of phone call, I don't always use the flash feature but rather just keep talking and the waiting caller goes into my Ooma answering device after he/she hears the six rings. When I am done with my current call, I can just listen to the Ooma message. Sometimes it is simply a friend calling with information regarding a meeting or driving directions.
Premier Service (I was not expecting to do this, but I love the Premier features)
Panasonic KX-TG4024 (w/ 4 handsets)
Customer since November 2010
Internet access: FiOS 15/5
I'm really trying to get past these two comments. You do understand that if you turn a feature off, it won't work.gtdurham wrote:I have asked technical support to disable my voice mail being that I want to use my own answering machine and to disable call waiting as well. It appears that they have done this, but now when someone calls me and I'm on the phone, I don't hear the call waiting beep, but they still hear the ringing instead of getting a busy signal and it will keep ringing until they hang up. Isn't there some way to get this setup so they get a busy signal?
My setup is similar to Donna's. Although I actually keep both voicemails active for a different reason. And with the automatic call forwarding for errors, there is really a third voicemail via my cell phone. Here's my reasons:
1) Uniden phone system voicemail picks up normal calls.
2) Ooma voicemail picks up if the Uniden has failed. (or when 2nd call comes up)
3) Cell phone picks up if the Telo has failed and Ooma forwards to my cell.
Note that "failed" can mean:
switched off by tiny fingers (children like pushing buttons)
someone tripped over a cord, ripping it out
actual hardware issue
Turn on both answering devices the way Spiky and I do. The people calling you will at least get an answering machine message. Heck, just record your Ooma message to tell them you are on another call. Something like this.
"sorry I'm on another call right now, I'll call you right back".
Now, if you are on your phone your machine won't pick it up. It would go to the Ooma answering service if they call while you are on the phone and they would hear the above message which is better than just ringing.
You just need to think out of the box for this one. It's all there one way or the other.
What am I missing? The Telo box mimics the functions of an answering machine. That's why I bought it because my wife is technology adverse and disliked the process of retrieving voicemails via the phone. Now she walks in the door and sees the red light flashing and pushes a button. She thinks it's great!
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