Telecom Dictionary - Definitions of terms
Answering Device - Definition and Use
Answering Device - Also known as an answering machine- A device for answering phone calls and recording callers' messages. - A device for automatically answering telephone calls and recording messages left by callers. Unlike voicemail, which is a centralized or networked system that performs a similar function, an answering machine is installed in the customer's premises alongside the telephone. While early answering machines used magnetic tape technology, most modern equipment uses solid state memories. Magnetic tape is still used in many low cost devices. Commonly referred to as an answer machine, especially in UK and British commonwealth countries Also referred to as ansafone, ansaphone, answerphone or telephone answering device (TAD), If you need an answering device, click here.
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