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Answering machine symbol flashes continuously

The symbol for the answering machine flashes continuously on the display of your FRITZ!Fon although no one is leaving a message.


  • Because of DECT Eco, the FRITZ!Fon switches to standby mode while recording and misses the signal that the recording is over.

Switching the telephone off and on again

Restarting the telephone solves the problem temporarily. For technical reasons, however, it can occur again if DECT Eco is enabled. To permanently avoid this problem, you can enable the listening in function because this prevents the telephone from switching to standby mode while recording:

  1. Switch the telephone off by holding down the end call key (red handset) and then switch it on again.