Don't miss important calls just because you happen to be away from the phone. The AT&T 1760 records your incoming messages along with caller-ID information and the time and date. Plus, you get the convenience and reliability of all-digital tapeless technology.
Setting up the 1760 was easier than any other caller ID/tapeless answering device (TAD) we've reviewed. We just plugged in the AC adapter and the phone cord, pressed the Options buttons, and followed the on-screen menus. The clock was easy to set and the menus are so straightforward that we set up the home and local area codes for caller ID and got the TAD features working in less than five minutes.
The menus inform you, for example, that you can set the TAD to answer on one to seven rings or on two different toll-saver ringing options. We had to consult the manual only once, to verify that we had correctly reset the factory-prerecorded outgoing message.
In our tests, removing the AC power stopped the clock but did not erase our messages even after several hours; AT&T's Message Guard protects messages from power failures. The sound quality of our recorded messages was good but not perfect. All messages were clear but had "artifacts," apparently from data compression, just as we would expect for a TAD in this class. The 1760 can record up to 45 calls using data compression techniques.
If you want a simple answering device with caller ID/call waiting that offers the convenience of a tapeless design and easy setup, then we highly recommend the AT&T 1760.
- Easy menu-driven setup
- Records up to 45 calls
- 99-call history in caller ID
- Four-minute recording limit per message