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Picking up a call from an answering machine or a different telephone (pickup)

If a telephone connected to your FRITZ!Box rings, you can also answer the call on another telephone connected to the FRITZ!Box instead. You can also pick up calls that have already been answered by an answering machine.

1 Picking up a call from an answering machine or a telephone

Configuring a telephone to use the keypad function

Keypad sequences are strings of characters and numbers that you can use to enable or disable functions. You can use keypad sequences immediately with telephones, such as FRITZ!Fon C5, that are registered with the base station of your FRITZ!Box. If you are using a cordless telephone that is not registered with the FRITZ!Box's base station, you must configure the keypad function first:

  1. Configure the telephone so you can send keypad sequences (sequences of characters and numbers, such as *121#) and enter special characters such as * and # with it. On many telephones, you can configure this function in the menu "Operation at a PBX > Dialing options > Dial * and #".

Picking up a call

  1. Lift the receiver of the telephone you would like to pick up the call with and enter *09.

The call is picked up and you can speak with the caller.