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Answering Machine Function

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Answering Machine Function

This may sound old school, but we need an answering machine function that will answer calls and allow us to hear the call before we pickup. Is there any type of function or device we can add to a IP670 to do that?  In effect, it acts as a method of call screening.  Imagine your answering machine at home.  You receive a call from an unknown number, let the answering machine pick up, then listen to whom is leaving a message.  If it's a spammer, you let it go to message.  If it's your child's teacher calling with a problem, you pick up.  It appears we have lost this ability with VOIP, which is a step backward, not a step forward.

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Answering Machine Function

Hello JDeBlock,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

This would be a functionality a Call Server would provide and not the Phone.


Have a look over at the Digium / Asterisk Forums as there are all sorts of things you can do.

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

The title Poly Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. All posts and words are my own & do not represent the views of Employer.


Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
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