Will my answering machine still work?

Yes, but you may no longer need an answering machine if you choose to add Voice Mail
service to your account. Voice mail will record and store messages when you are
unavailable to answer the phone. Of course, you can continue to use your answering
machine as well, and have calls go to your voice mail when you are on another call, or
another similar circumstance. Our voice mail system picks up halfway through the fifth ring
of an inbound call, so your answering machine will need to be set to less than that, or you
may call in to have the number of rings increased.