BEK Communications Voicemail Setup

To Set Up Your Voice Mail Message:

  1. Call BEK to have Voice Mail activated on your telephone account.
  2. If you have an answering machine, disconnect it.
  3. Dial xxx-2040 from your home.
  4. When prompted, enter your password followed by the # key (the first time you log into the system your password will be "0000". It will then ask you to enter a new password).
  5. Press 9 for the mailbox setup menu, Press 1 for greeting options, Press 4 to record your greeting, Record your greeting and then press #. Press 2 to keep your greeting (see below for prefix list of all BEK exchanges).

To Retrieve Messages:

  1. When you hear a stutter dial tone after you pick up your receiver, you have an unplayed message.
  2. If dialing from your home phone, dial *96. At the prompt put in your password followed by the “#” key. Your first new message may play immediately. If not press 1 to listen.
  3. If retrieving messages from a phone other than your home phone, you must dial xxx-2040 with xxx being the prefix of exchange that you are calling from. This call will be toll-free if calling within the BEK service area. If calling from Bismarck, access toll-free by using McKenzie (673), Wilton (734) or Sterling (387). Then, at prompt, dial:
    • Your mailbox number (home phone number) followed by the “#” key.
    • Enter your pass code followed by the “#” key.
  4. If dialing from another phone number with Voice Mail you must dial into Voice Mail, when asked for a password enter *. Enter your mailbox number (which is your phone number) followed by # key.
  5. If you have call waiting, you may answer a second incoming call after hearing the call waiting tone or if you choose not to answer; it will go to Voice Mail.


BEK Exchange Prefix List:

254 – Linton

273 – Pettibone/Lake Williams

286 – Regan

327 – Tappen/Dawson/Crystal Springs/Lake Isabel

332 – Kintyre/Braddock

336 – Strasburg/Hague/Hull/Westfield

378 - Lehr

387 – Sterling/Driscoll/Moffit

392 - Robinson

423 - Zeeland

452 - Wishek

475 - Steele

673 – McKenzie/Menoken/Baldwin

734 - Wilton

754 - Napoleon

782 – Hazelton/Temvik

867 - Tuttle

943 – Wing/Arena