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M Rothamn & Co Inc 1739 Digital Answering Machine

by VTech

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VTech

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B0042EKF5U
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Answering System, 40-Minute Recording, CID Announce, White

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Product would not answer calls at all after careful setup.
Henry Hamilton
I'm giving it that second star because it does work (well, the second one worked, the first one died after a week).
The Sixth Replicant
I tried re-setting everything, and even re-did the connections.
Larry in Kern County

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By The Sixth Replicant on December 23, 2009
We've had one of these for over six months and boy do my wife and I hate this thing. I'm giving it that second star because it does work (well, the second one worked, the first one died after a week).

Pros: Announces calling number, cheap, just about the only game in town these days unless you want a phone with your answering machine.

Cons: No blinking light or other indication of new messages. This is deadly unless you always delete all of your messages. Otherwise, you have to remember how many messages there were before you left the house. The calling number announcement doesn't have the right rhythm for 10-digit #'s, making it very difficult to understand. Pretty feeble audio quality. It has only a one digit display, so it shows 14 messages, for example, but showing - then 1 then 4.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 23, 2010
The voice compression for this device is so extreme that I have never been able to understand the telephone numbers that my callers leave on the machine. The device memory is probably good for only five minutes of clear recording, but it has been stretched to 40 minutes of garbled recording by extreme data compression, in order to advertise a longer recording time. When I listen to a recorded message, I can still catch the gist of the message from the context, but I can never understand the telephone numbers because garbled numbers cannot be guessed from the context. What I find ironic is that the factory pre-recorded voice prompts are VERY clear, meaning they were not compressed at all or were only slightly compressed. This was done in order to sell the device more easily, yet in actual usage, the machine compresses incoming messages severely in order to inflate the advertised recording time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gejoe on February 4, 2011
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Was surprised and satisfied this machine works so well for a rock bottom price. Easy to set up. Simple. Easy to use. Able to access from anywhere. Paid for itself in 3 months of not using phone company voicemail.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Henry Hamilton on September 18, 2010
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Product would not answer calls at all after careful setup. Seller never responded to TWO email messages requesting a replacement. DON'T TRUST THIS RESELLER, EEK TECHNOLOGY. Amazon appears to have changed resellers now I just noticed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry in Kern County on August 1, 2011
The machine looks good, but you get what you pay for. It has a gross disparity between the volume of the outgoing announcement and the incoming calls, so you either get blasted out of the room by your announcement or you can't hear the caller speaking when monitoring. But that was the minor annoyance. Like a reviewer earlier, I had the machine for 10 days and it suddenly simply stopped picking up calls. I tried re-setting everything, and even re-did the connections. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Every indication on the machine is that everything is working just fine and dandy. It isn't.
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