Number Port: ordered 12/14/09; completed 01/07/10.
Hardware: one Hub, one Scout, one Telo.
Service Level: Annual Premier.
Yeah this is not only normal for at least a few years now with either landline or voip systems but this feature was one of many why I bought this Vtech system(Mine is a 6321-3 with a fourth 6301 handset added). I prefer to buy systems with no answering machine (there is mention of a 6311 system for this but it does not exist yet) since as of a few years ago, you always got voicemail indication rather than an answering machine in these preferable models. The newer systems with integrated answering machines do both so I can live with it. With the many ways to get voicemail messages with all modern voip systems, there is no compelling reason to have an answering machine at home anymore. I wrote to vtech asking them why phone manufacturers insist on dumping integrated answering machines with phones to the US market only, in other markets, integrated answering machines are far less common because not many would have a use for them.raxxal wrote:I was not expecting this, but today I came home, and I saw on one of the Vtech handset that I have a message. I disable the answering system on the Vtech because I am using OOMA system, so I was kind of confuse. I went to check my TELO and sure enough I had a message, I knew that anyway since the OOMA system sent an email to me. I played the message, and right after that, the Vtech showed no more message. This is cool!
I'm also happy that the newer phones at least remember the answering machine on or off state before a power outage, they didn't used to do that and defaulted to on after power loss.
The cellphone answering and contacts upload to the phone base work flawless for me. I just turn my cell on silent and plug into the charger cord near the base when I am home. Since most cell carriers have no caller ID for incoming, if someone in your contacts calls you, their name shows up on the handsets as well. The 6300 series are really sweet over all.