The Sony Xperia phone is the first I've used that has an independent
answering machine App, by independent I mean independent of a Voicemail
The App seems quite accessible and easy enough to set up, just record
your greeting, set the time for the answering machine to activate on an
imcoming call and that's it.
There are several ways to play back messages left on the answering
machine, the easiest way is to go into the Call Log and double-tap the
answering machine message iCon next to the entry.
The other method involves going into the Answering Machine App found
under settings/Calls/Xperia Answering Machine., play the message you
wish to hear by double-tapping on it, audio can be heard either through
the earpiece - default - or through the stereo speakers, - headphones
will also work when connected -.
To delete a message double-tap and hold that message to select it, the
phone then goes into "Select Mode", a checkbox is displayed next to each
message which can be toggled for selection.
Double-Tap the "Delete" iCon near the top right of the screen and you're
I sincerely hope Sony conteinues to develop the Answering Machine App as
it has a lot of potential, as is the Answering Machine presents a
convenient and accessible alternative to traditional Voicemail services
which can be a little tricky sometimes to set up.
"Live each day as if you were goiing to die tomorrow, learn each day as
if you were going to live forever"
- Sony Xperia X-Performance, answering Machine Dane Trethowan