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an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages

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ANSWERPHONE This original song written by Nicky and Paul Barry shows he's not going to be a stool-singing ballad man.
He was the third journalist arrested since the Metropolitan Police reopened their inquiry into claims that staff at the top-selling newspaper hacked into the answerphone messages of celebrities and politicians.
The star had a spectacular fall from grace when he left lewd messages - along with Russell Brand - on the answerphone of veteran actor Andrew Sachs.
INTRIGUED by the case of Marc Scaife - the hapless Labour Parliamentary candidate for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, currently being investigated by the party in respect of a foul-mouthed answerphone message which has made its way onto YouTube.
She said: "I left a long rambling message on his answerphone, but it turned out he'd made his mind up.
THE answerphone message on the Melwood switchboard says the following.
The couple, from Kidderminster, Worcs, were ordered to remove the trinkets in an answerphone message two days later.
SWEB selected this system as demand for our 24-hour answerphone service continued to rise," said Stephen Foster, SWEB's customer relations manager.
All New Video has also entered into a contract with another major European 3G operator to supply Video Answerphone services, based on the RADVISION-powered network, to that carrier's 3G customers.
Answerphone will be released on March 10, a week before the X Factor finalist's album In the Arms of an Angel, through RCA.
DENBY DALE AND KIRKBURTON Neighbourhood Policing Team Update: We have had a few instances where people have told us about incidents via our answerphone at Kirkburton Station, or a few days afterwards as they were not sure if they should ring 999 or 101.
BWJ, Gateshead * HURRAH for Fenwick, what a joy it is to telephone this major city store and speak directly and instantly to a real person rather than a robotic answerphone that tries to guess why you're ringing with multiple options, even in some cases giving you more options after you've chosen one
He did not make specific reference to it, but the Corporation has been criticised for the scandal that saw Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand leaving obscene messages on actor Andrew Sachs's answerphone that were then broadcast on Radio 2.
They were the first people arrested since Scotland Yard reopened its inquiry into claims that staff at the topselling Sunday newspaper hacked into the answerphone messages of celebrities, politicians and royals.
I caught up with head groundsman Craig Williamson on the track before heading into the office to check the answerphone and update going reports.