Using BT Answer 1571 voicemail

Using BT Answer 1571 voicemail

What is BT Answer 1571?

1571 is an answering service that answers calls when you're away from the phone or engaged on another call. A stutter dial tone tells you there's a new message waiting.

To order, dial 1571 from your home phone.


  • It'll store up to 20 messages for 60 days (or 20 days if you've listened to them)
  • To access messages when you're away from home, set a PIN by choosing option 3 on the 1571 menu. To check messages, dial your home number, press star, then enter your PIN when 1571 answers
  • Record a personal greeting, changing it as often as you like

How do I record a personal greeting

  • Dial 1571 from your home phone
  • Press '2' from the main menu
  • Press '1' to record your own greeting or 2 to choose the standard greeting
  • After pressing '1', record a greeting after the tone. Press square (#) to finish
  • You can check what you've recorded before deciding to use it, or to record another version. To cancel recording and return to the greeting menu, press star (*)

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