Robin (answering machine)

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The Robin is the sales name for the BT Answering Machine number 202A or 202B. It was released by British Telecommunications plc (now called BT Group) in 1985 and manufactured by Team Concepts International Ltd (Hong Kong).

The answering machine had a rather serious problem in that, if it was in "answer mode" and was inactivated (perhaps by a mains power failure), when the power was restored, it would not return to "answer mode" until the user manually restored it to such using a switch on the front of the machine. Despite this, it was a vast improvement on the BT Osprey answering machine.