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an electronic device that answers the telephone and records messages

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By simply uttering the words "I'm going out", the system would switch off lights, turn on the ansaphone and set the alarm.
When the ansaphone whirrs into action you speak calmly: call me.
This week he announced that in a bid to make money for a new album, he'd record an ansaphone message for fans (that's pounds 20) or perhaps write them a song (that's pounds 150) or play a house gig (at pounds 500 that seems a little expensive, Dave).
Not only does he have to squeeze the name, business address and company logo on to a bit of card, but now is being asked to cram on direct lines, switchboard number, mobile phone numbers, e-mail address, web site, fax number, 24-hour Ansaphone number and pager number.
It can't be adapted to an Ansaphone and its ring is so loud it drowns out the traffic in Regent's Park.
Instead we got Donna Vego, whose boyfriend announced his departure with a message on her ansaphone.
It started with an ansaphone, then call waiting because it was free, then a mobile phone because I couldn't work out how to turn on call waiting.
The company sells new and used telecoms equipment - ordinary telephones, cordless phones, fax machines, ansaphones, even small switchboard systems.