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FRITZ!Box 3490 Service

Answering machine reacts to calls although it is disabled

Incoming calls are answered by an answering machine although you did not configure an answering machine in the FRITZ!Box or all answering machines are disabled. Callers may be asked to enter a PIN.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Disabling remote playback

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Answering Machine" in the "Telephony" menu.
    • If an answering machine is configured:
      1. Click the "Settings" button.
      2. Click "Additional Settings".
      3. Enable remote playback and enter "0000" as the PIN.
      4. Click "OK" to save the settings.
      5. Repeat steps a - d for all of the answering machines that are configured.
    • If no answering machines are configured:
      1. Click on the link "Configuring the answering machine".
      2. Use the Wizard to set up an answering machine.

        Note:It does not matter which operating mode, greeting delay, recording length and numbers you define since this answering machine will be deactivated again.

      3. Click the "Settings" button.
      4. Click "Additional Settings".
      5. Enable remote playback and enter "0000" as the PIN.
      6. Click "OK" to save the settings.
      7. Use the on/off switch to disable the answering machine.