Digital answering system records outgoing announcements and incoming messages on a microchip with up to 60-minute record time. Other advantages include Message Guard memory for power failure, tapeless operation, time/day stamp, reliable performance, instant access to messages and call screening/intercept. Selectively save and delete messages. Listen and change outgoing announcement remotely with touch-tone phone. Digital answering system announces time and day of each message before playback. Other features include remote access with toll saver, variable message playback speed, message time/day stamp, auto reset answering system clock and English/Spanish voice prompts.