Telephone Answering Machines
Telephone answering machines allow individuals to record messages when they are unable to answer a phone. Answering machines are compatible with a wide range of telephones. Different models include a variety of different features, including Bluetooth compatibility, caller ID, headset compatibility, LCD Display, cordless access, expandability, and environmental friendliness.What are some of the answering machine features available?
- Remote message access allows you to call and check your messages from anywhere. You can call and change your settings from vacation, or check from work to see if a call came to your house.
- Caller ID is the readout on an answering display to tell who is calling and what their phone number is. Some ID settings will program frequent numbers with nicknames like “Mom” or “Dad” so that they are easier to recognize in the moment.
- Voice-controlled phone-machine combos will allow you to instruct the phone to send a call to the answering machine if you don't wish to answer right away.
- Digital answering machines typically have jacks for plugging in earbuds or a headset to conduct business more privately. Instead of being played for a room, messages can be replayed through the set or through earbuds to one individual. Depending on the nature of messages, this may be an appropriately private option.
- Bluetooth compatibility allows tools to exchange data over short distances. You can use this capability to send your machine message to be recorded by a Bluetooth-enabled device.
- LCD Display is a bright display full of contrast for easy to read information. Caller ID on an LCD display is clear and easy to read. In many cases, the number of the caller will display while his or her message is being played.
- Expandability means that the display can be elongated to include more information such as time, date, time of call, and other information. This has the potential to be useful especially in an office or business setting where unfamiliar people or clients call regularly and messages need to be recorded long-term.
Digital answering machines are made from various types of plastic and synthetic blends. Some are made from recycled materials, making them environmentally friendly. Eco-certification and eco-consciousness ratings help to classify digital answering machines according to the level of reusability of materials involved.