An apparatus and method for recording/reproducing voice messages using an internet
gateway without separately procuring a VMS (Voice Mailing System). Upon receiving
the voice message from a subscriber, the voice message is compressed in a data
compressor of a digital signal processor (DSP) and stored in a flash memory. Then,
the voice message is stored in a buffer of the DSP at a predetermined time interval,
and subsequently read and decompressed by a data decompressor, and thereafter reproduced
to a calling subscriber.