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Announce only answering device

by gaddy1983 / January 6, 2011 5:13 AM PST

I am looking for some way to answer a phone (Standard analog line), deliver a message and disconnect within 12 seconds. I am willing to use an external device or software through a fax/voice modem. The most important part is the disconnecting within 12 seconds. I get billed if the call lasts longer than 12 seconds. I am not interested in taking any messages on this line. It is simply a way to divert one number to another. Call forwarding holds the incoming line open so I will get billed as does simultaneous ringing.
Answer - 10 second message - disconnect. Can it be done?

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ATT 1726 had that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2011 11:56 AM PST

"announcement only"

Try and about 20 bucks.

Sorry that's all I know.

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The 1726 will not dissconnect that soon
by gaddy1983 / January 6, 2011 1:56 PM PST
In reply to: ATT 1726 had that.

I have tested several answering machines. They all deliver a 10 second message in 'Announce Only' mode but will not disconnect until 20 - 30 seconds. - Too long.

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This was the only one
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2011 1:35 PM PST

That seemed to match your need. Sorry to hear the test of this cheap thing failed.

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