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Freephoneline.ca Voicemail/answering machine

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Freephoneline.ca Voicemail/answering machine

I need to know if I can use my phone's built in answering machine with fpl because ive heard you can't disable their voicemail?
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You can set the freephoneline to pick up after 5 rings and your own answering machine to pick up before that.

I found the freephoneline voice mail is pretty good, I can copy and forward the voice mail to my email, to me, it is a very good feature to use.
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I'm testing FPL. It seems that all voicemails are emailed instantly to my e-mail ONLY, which I retrieve on my cell phone. How would I set it so that the voicemail STAYS on my home phone and a COPY of it is sent to my e-mail?

EDIT: Disregard. I've figured it out. I had it set to "Forward" instead of "Copy" to email
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anyone voice mail not working? Mine hasn't worked - verified settings and all. Just does a weird noise
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Mine is working perfectly.

Calls don't go to voicemail? Calls go to voicemail but people can't leave messages? You can't pick up voicemail?
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RFD Freephoneline thread is over here: freephoneline-ca-free-local-soft-phone- ... #p28106573.

dte227 wrote:
Aug 17th, 2017 5:14 pm
anyone voice mail not working? Mine hasn't worked - verified settings and all. Just does a weird noise
Mine works fine.
If you have Follow Me enabled, disable it while testing to ensure you're not reaching some other voicemail system: https://www.freephoneline.ca/followMeSettings.

For testing purposes, try calling one of these Voice Mail Access numbers from a landline: https://www.freephoneline.ca/vmAccessNumbers.
You account number begins with 1.

Also, try calling your FPL number from a landline.

You can adjust some voicemail settings by logging in at https://www.freephoneline.ca/voicemailSettings.
Last edited by Webslinger on Aug 18th, 2017 12:37 am, edited 4 times in total.
Please do not PM me for assistance unless it's to reply to a PM I sent. I try to help when I can on the forums. Thank you. OBi200/202 Freephoneline setup guide can be found here (v. 1.40). Related OBi200 discussion can be found here. For OBi202, click here.
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BTW, FPL, like Fongo Mobile, works well with incoming faxes once the voicemail system picks up. Incoming faxes are automatically converted to PDF file format for easy viewing.
Please do not PM me for assistance unless it's to reply to a PM I sent. I try to help when I can on the forums. Thank you. OBi200/202 Freephoneline setup guide can be found here (v. 1.40). Related OBi200 discussion can be found here. For OBi202, click here.
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Webslinger wrote:
Aug 18th, 2017 12:45 am
BTW, FPL, like Fongo Mobile, works well with incoming faxes once the voicemail system picks up. Incoming faxes are automatically converted to PDF file format for easy viewing.
Are you saying if someone tries to send me a fax by dialing my number, after no answers and voicemail kicks in, and the fax will be sent through and converted to pdf attachments in email?
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LoveRFD wrote:
Aug 18th, 2017 5:32 pm
Are you saying if someone tries to send me a fax by dialing my number, after no answers and voicemail kicks in, and the fax will be sent through and converted to pdf attachments in email?
Yes, if you have voicemail to email enabled (forwarded) for FPL

With Fongo Mobile, you can see the PDF directly in the app without loading email. That's one of the few uses I have for Fongo Mobile.
Last edited by Webslinger on Aug 18th, 2017 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Please do not PM me for assistance unless it's to reply to a PM I sent. I try to help when I can on the forums. Thank you. OBi200/202 Freephoneline setup guide can be found here (v. 1.40). Related OBi200 discussion can be found here. For OBi202, click here.
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Webslinger wrote:
Aug 18th, 2017 8:11 pm
Yes, if you have voicemail to email enabled (forwarded) for FPL.

With Fongo Mobile, you can see the PDF directly in the app without loading email. That's one of the few uses I have for Fongo Mobile.

I have had this setup for years and never knew this. I'll give it a try, thanks.

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