Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, but I'll do my best to help you. Please give me a few moments to review your details here.
Can you tell me HOW you are checking for, or playing back, your messages?
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could you please test something for me: pick up the line and listen carefully - do you hear a few beeps or a fast/stutter tone prior to the dial tone?
Thank you for confirming.
What is happening is that your callers are reaching a voicemail service provided by the phone company. It is answering before your home answering machine has a chance to pick up the line, so they hear a different greeting, and why you get no messages when checking your home answering machine. That beep is an indicator from the phone company of these new messages on their system.
The solution in that case is to contact the phone company and have them cancel/remove the voicemail service from your account, OR as an alternative, you could just stop using the answering machine feature on the panasonic. and use the voicemail function instead. You can record your own greeting on the voicemail if you like, and voicemail actually has several advantages: it is always on, meaning it will work even if the power goes out, while the answering machine could stop taking or playing messages if it is ever damaged or unplugged. VM will also work even if you're on another call, with answering machine, the 2nd caller would just get a busy signal. For these reasons, I tend to recommend voicemail over using your own machine, simply because it tends to be more reliable and accessible. The choice is yours of course though.
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