BT Answer 1571 is a network-based answering service and if you have a BT Business phone line, it's free.

When a new message arrives it reminds you to check your mailbox by placing a variable dial tone on the line.

To register

Call either 0800 003800, 0800 917 1571 or 1571. Activation takes between two and ten days.

To access messages

Dial '1571'.

To browse messages

  • Press '1' to replay the message.
  • Press '2' to save the message and move on to the next.
  • Press '3' to delete the message and move on to the next.

To record a personal greeting

  1. Dial '1571'.
  2. Press '2' to choose menu option 2.
  3. Press '1' to choose menu option 1.
  4. After the prompt, record your greeting, then press '#'.
    You will then receive another system prompt.
  5. Press two when happy with your greeting.
    You will then hear a confirmation message.
  6. Hangup.

For information on other calling features, please view the following:

pdf logo   Calling Features user guide (PDF 91KB)

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