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Home Phone Answering Machine

Although more and more people are simply relying on their mobile phones these days, home phone answering machines can still be very useful. They are used by many both at home and in the office and with lots of features and functionality available, different types are popular for different reasons.

This range is extensive and includes a wide range of models from different brands. These products are available in a wide selection of colours, designs and sizes and from a number of leading manufacturers. Whatever your requirements, you're certain to find exactly what you're looking for in this collection of home phone answering machines.

Choosing the right answering machine

When shopping this range it will help if you have some idea of the type of product you are searching for, as this will make it far easier to browse. As a starting point consider whether you want a standalone answering machine that will connect to your home phone or an in built model.

Standalone products are easy to use and typically cut in to record a call after a certain amount of rings. It's not necessary to use the phone handset itself to see how many messages have been taken or to manage these voicemails, as it can all be done on the separate device.

In-phone answering machines tend to be more popular as they save having a separate piece of equipment to store and you still have most, if not all, of the same functionality.

Once you've decided this, consider what features you need your home phone answering machine to have. Some have great technology in place these days that allow you to benefit from all sorts of extra features.

For example, if there are a number of people living in your home who may receive answerphone messages you might want to opt for a product that has multiple mailboxes, personal to each individual. This is handy for privacy and means it's easy for each person to access their own messages.

Other useful features include remote access, so you can easily listen to your messages outside of the home, and timestamps so you know the exact date and time that the message was left.

When it comes to practical features it's worth thinking about message storage space. If you receive a lot of answering phone messages you might consider a model that includes 45 minutes or more of memory. In this instance some sort of battery backup may also be worth considering so that your machine continues to work even if the original battery fails for any reason, such as in the event of a power cut.

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