accidentally turned off answering machine remotely, it's in California, I'm in florida. How do I turn it back on
don't have a clue as to what to try
Hello & Welcome,Can you tell me the Make & Model Number of the phone system you are working with in California?Thanks
it's a panasonic, no idea the model number. the base has an antenna on each side and the phone sits upright in the base
Hi again,OK - since we don't really know the model number, but we do know the brand, we can at least try the "long ring" method of turning on the system remotely.What you MAY be able to do is call your system in California and let it ring - up to about 15 or 20 times. If the system is still plugged in, it should pick up the call after that long number of rings, and will probably "BEEP" at you. That may be enough to turn it on. Of course to test this, you will want to try and leave a message, and then hang up. Wait a minute or so, and then call back and see if the system picks up after 2 to 4 rings. If your system was set to a default "number of rings" - which is usually "toll saver" - it will pick up after 2 rings - because you just left a message. But if it is just a straight 4 rings (or perhaps more - whatever you had before), then that will be the number or rings you hear before the call is picked up.Please give me a try and let me know your results. There may be other things we will need to consider and try.Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
that did it thanks
Hi again,You are quite welcome. Please let me know if you have more questions in the future.Please remember to rate my answer (3-5) so that I get credit for helping you today.Take Care, Greg A.
Working with Electronics for 25+ years.