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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:25 am    Post subject: voice mail fix for old - non tech people Reply with quote Back to top

just program memory #1 on every phone

* 1 2 3 (pause) (pause) (pause) ( VMAIL password - 4 digits) pause 1

this will get them all the way thru the menu to this prompt: "to hear new messages press 1"

surely the can figure out how to hit memory 1 this getes them past thru password / pin that they will forget 2 minutes after you show them
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: voice mail fix for old - non tech people Reply with quote Back to top

a-dhold wrote:
just program memory #1 on every phone

* 1 2 3 (pause) (pause) (pause) ( VMAIL password - 4 digits) pause 1

this will get them all the way thru the menu to this prompt: "to hear new messages press 1"

surely the can figure out how to hit memory 1 this getes them past thru password / pin that they will forget 2 minutes after you show them


Personally, I add an extra pause 1 to go directly to my messages. That way they don't even have to remember to press 1 to listen to the messages.
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Personally, I add an extra pause 1 to go directly to my messages. That way they don't even have to remember to press 1 to listen to the messages.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I as well have this same setup. I have a preset button that dials VM and enters everything so that messages just begin to play.

If you really don't want to use VM though, get an extendable panasonic cordless system. You can play answering machine messages through any handset and they come out via the built-in speakerphone. They won't have to come into your room to listen to messages and you'll save money in the process.

I think you're confusing ethernet with standard phone wiring and they don't just "split" like voice communication does.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ebaydan777 wrote:
haha yes i am

im saying that the main phone with the answering machine is downstairs and the base stations are all upstairs, along with the router

i also have parents that are pretty computer stupid haha and they really just know how to walk up to the answering machine press play and delete...i dont want them to have to come into my room everytime they want to check their answering machine because my router is in my room, however i see how much they pay to have verizon phone service and it is truly ridiculous.

im not about to get into the walls and change wiring, but i just figured d-link or linksys made some type of ethernet dongle(s) where u can put one into the Vonage system and the other into the router and they would communicare, or would i have to go about a gateway of some sort?

I have almost the exact setup that you have. You have two options...

First, create a wireles network bridge. Get two wireless access points (WAP) that support bridging. Connect one to your FIOS network and configure it as an access point (the default configuration). Place the second at your phone base and configure it as a bridge to the first. Connect the Vonage adapter to the second WAP and your phone base.

Second, reuse your existing phone wiring. (There's no need to change the wiring in the walls.) Find the box on the outside of your house where the phone wiring all runs to. Open the "customer access" side and disconnect the "inside" wiring from the "outside" wiring. (It's probably as easy as unplugging a plug.) Connect your Vonage adapter to the FIOS network, but run the phone wire from the Vonage adapter to a nearby phone jack. Your Vonage adapter will then provide a dial tone to all the phone jacks in your house, incuding the one where your phone base currently is.

I personally went with the second option for a variety of reasons, including the fact that I didn't have to buy and set up any additional equipment.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

JKeyser wrote:

I have almost the exact setup that you have. You have two options...

First, create a wireles network bridge. Get two wireless access points (WAP) that support bridging. Connect one to your FIOS network and configure it as an access point (the default configuration). Place the second at your phone base and configure it as a bridge to the first. Connect the Vonage adapter to the second WAP and your phone base.

Second, reuse your existing phone wiring. (There's no need to change the wiring in the walls.) Find the box on the outside of your house where the phone wiring all runs to. Open the "customer access" side and disconnect the "inside" wiring from the "outside" wiring. (It's probably as easy as unplugging a plug.) Connect your Vonage adapter to the FIOS network, but run the phone wire from the Vonage adapter to a nearby phone jack. Your Vonage adapter will then provide a dial tone to all the phone jacks in your house, incuding the one where your phone base currently is.

I personally went with the second option for a variety of reasons, including the fact that I didn't have to buy and set up any additional equipment.

Good luck!


everything in the 2nd option makes sense, i see the customer access on the phone box outside my house, but i dont understand which wires ur talking about

and when i do this all i have to do is go upstairs, plug the ethernet from the VM to the FIOS gateway and the phone end to the nearest phone jack and all the phones will work accordingly?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ebaydan777 wrote:
everything in the 2nd option makes sense, i see the customer access on the phone box outside my house, but i dont understand which wires ur talking about

It depends on the box you have. For ours, when I opened the "customer access" side of the box, there was a pair of screws that all the inside wiring was connected to. Just to the right of that, a phone jack just like the ones you find in your house with a short wire plugged into it. This wire was what connected our inside wiring to the phone company. I just unplugged it and put electrical tape over the jack to make sure nobody "fixed" it. Your box might be different, but this should hopefully give you an idea of what to look for.

ebaydan777 wrote:
and when i do this all i have to do is go upstairs, plug the ethernet from the VM to the FIOS gateway and the phone end to the nearest phone jack and all the phones will work accordingly?

Yes, that is correct. Our Vonage adapter is in the basement plugged into a phone jack down there, our phone base is wall-mounted in the kitchen, and our satellite TV receiver is plugged into its phone jack in the family room. It all works like a charm. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ok so basically I should just unplug that wire from the phone jack outside and all the jacks inside will relay to each other? Makes sense ill check it out in a bit
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