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Answering Machine or
Voice Mail Retrieval

Dial 711 or 800-770-8973

TTY users can request Alaska Relay Service to retrieve messages from their voice answering machines or voicemail.

Answering Machine Retrieval Instructions

  1. To request answering machine retrieval, dial 7-1-1.

  2. When the Communication Assistant responds, type "AMR GA."



  3. The Communication Assistant will type, "PLS PLACE YOUR HANDSET
    NEXT TO YOUR ANS MACHINE AND TURN ON GA."



  4. The TTY user places a handset on the speaker part of the answering
    machine until all messages have been retrieved.

  5. Then the TTY user places the handset back on the TTY and types "GA."

  6. The Communication Assistant types the messages.

Voice Mail Retrieval Instructions

  1. To request voice mail retrieval, dial 7-1-1.

  2. When the Communication Assistant responds, type the phone number
    you wish to call with your password or special instructions
    and then "GA.


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