A tape recorder or digital device that supplies a recorded answer to a telephone call and can record a message from the caller.
- The threat was recorded by a telephone answering machine and a case was opened at Park Road police station.
- Don't record a message on your answering machine or voice mail that says you are gone.
- The Data Protection Commissioner has received a number of informal complaints about a recorded message left on the answering machines of some companies last weekend.
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