Radio Shack 43-142 User`s guide

43-142
Expandable•Caller ID•Digital Answering System
5.8GHz Digital Cordless Phone
What’sIncluded
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Handsets (2)
Base (1)
Charger (1)
Quick Start Guide (1)
User’s Guide (1)
Wall Mount Adapter (1)
• Ni-MH Battery Packs (2)
(inside handset)
• Modular Cord (1)
• AC Adapters (2)
• Belt Clips (2)
Please read this User’s Guide before installing,
setting up and using your new phone.
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Contents
Features
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Introduction
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Important Information
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FCC Statement
Surge Protection
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Important Safety Instructions
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Important Caller ID Information
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Read This Before Installation
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Controls & Functions
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Installation
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Selecting a Location
Connecting the Phone Base
Installing the Charger
On a Wall Plate or Wall
Connecting/Charging the Battery Pack
Notes on Recharging
Installing a Belt Clip
Using an optional Headset
Using the Interface
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Reading the Handset Display
Reading the Base Display
The Standby Screen
Soft Key Function
Using the Four-Way Function Key
Using the Handset and Base Menus
Entering Text from Your Phone
Basic Setup
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Changing the Dial Mode
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Contents
Selecting a Language
Setting the Day & Time
Activating Caller ID on Call Waiting and Call Waiting Deluxe
Activating the Key Touch Tone (Handset only)
Adjusting the LCD Contrast
Setting the Animation Screen (Handset only)
Adding Optional Accessory Handsets
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Ten Multi-Handset Expandability
Registering Accessory Handsets
Resetting Handsets
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Setting up the Phonebook 33
Creating Phonebook Entries
Finding a Phonebook Entry
Editing Phonebook Entries
Storing Caller ID or Redial Numbers in the Phonebook
(Handset only)
Erasing Phonebook Entries
Copying Phonebook Entries to another Station
Customizing Your Phone
Changing the Handset Banner (Handset only)
Selecting a Ring Tone (Handset only)
Activating Distinctive Ring (Handset only)
Activating AutoTalk (Handset only)
Activating Any Key Answer (Handset only)
Using your Phone
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Making a Call
Answering a Call
Hanging Up
Making a call from the Phonebook
Chain Dialing from the Phonebook
Making a call with Speed Dial
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Switching to the Handset Speakerphone during a Call
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers
Using Caller ID, Call Waiting and Redial Lists
Using the Caller ID List Making a call from a Caller ID Record
Deleting Caller ID Numbers Using Call Waiting and Call Waiting Deluxe
Redialing a Number
Deleting a Redial Record (Handset only)
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Adjusting the Ringer, Earpiece and Speaker
Volume
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Adjusting the Ringer Volume Adjusting the Speaker Volume T-coil (Handset only) 49
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Finding a Lost Handset
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Using Hold, Conference and Transfer
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Placing a Call on Hold
Conferencing
Transferring a Call
Answering a Transferred Call 51
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Using Special Features
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Do Not Disturb (All calls)
Muting the Ringer (One call only)
Muting the Microphone
Privacy Mode
DirectLink™ Communication Feature
Intercom
Room Monitor
Tone Dialing Switch Over
Seven-Digit Dialing
Traveling Out of Range
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Contents
Setting Up the Answering Machine
Features
Using the Answering Machine Interface
Selecting the Language
Your Greeting
Setting the Number of Rings
Setting the Record Time (or Announce only)
Activating the Message Alert Activating Call Screening
Setting a Security Code or Personal Identification Number
(PIN)
Using the Answering Machine
Turning your Answering Machine On and Off
Reviewing Messages
Screening Calls
Recording a Conversation
Message Alert
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Remotely Operating Your
Answering Machine
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Troubleshooting
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Changing the Digital Security Code
Common Issues
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Care
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Service and Repair
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Appendix: Handset-Base Registration
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Glossary
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The Basics
Features
Convenient Extension Placement — Lets you add up to eight
additional accessory handsets (RadioShack 43-144) anywhere
you have an AC outlet, regardless of phone jack location.
Call Waiting/Caller ID — Lets you answer a call even when you
are on the phone; see who’s calling before you answer.
Speakerphone — Lets you conduct a hands-free conversation
using the handset speaker.
Ample Talk and Standby Time — The supplied battery (when
fully charged) provides about five hours of talk time or seven
days of standby time.
Distinctive Ring — Allows you to assign a distinctive ringer to
certain memory locations. When an incoming call is received and
the Caller ID information matches the information in one of the
memory locations, the distinctive ring that has been stored for
that particular caller sounds.
DirectLink Mode — Lets you use two handsets like walkie-talkies,
even if you are away from base unit.
Message Alert — Beeps when you have a new incoming
message.
Call Screening — Lets you listen as a caller leaves a message.
Memo Recording — Lets you leave messages for yourself
or others in your home or office, or record your phone
conversation.
Handset Remote Operation — Lets you use the handset to listen
to your incoming messages.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing your RadioShack 5.8 GHz Digital
Multi-Handset Expandable Cordless Telephone. Unlike other
conventional cordless telephones, your telephone supports up to
ten handsets on a single telephone line. You can add a handset to
any room in your home or office that has an AC outlet. You can
transfer outside calls to other handsets. If you subscribe to Call
Waiting with Caller ID, the phone shows you the incoming caller
information, even when you are already talking on the phone.
NOTE
Cordless phones require AC power to operate.
When the power is off, you cannot make or receive
calls by using your phone. We recommend you
also have a mobile phone so you can still make and
receive calls in the event of an AC power failure.
IMPORTANT
• Your phone operates on standard radio
frequencies as allocated by the FCC.
• It is possible for other radio units operating
nearby on similar frequencies to unintentionally
intercept your conversation or cause interference.
This possible lack of privacy can occur with any
cordless phone.
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Important Information
This telephone has been tested and found to comply with all
applicable UL and FCC standards.
FCC Statement
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and
the requirements adopted by the ACTA. On the base of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information,
a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If
requested, this number must be provided to the telephone
company. Your phone is not intended to be used with partyline systems. Connection to party line service is subject to state
tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service
commission, or corporation commission for information.
You must not connect your phone to…
NOTES
• coin-operated systems
• most electronic key telephone systems
The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be
connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone
line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an
incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should
not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that
may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs,
contact the local telephone company. For products approved
after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is part of the product
identifier that has the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits
represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 03
is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is separately shown
on the label.
If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add
up all of the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural
areas), your telephones might not ring. If ringer operation is
impaired, remove a device from the line.
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In the unlikely event that your phone causes problems on the
phone line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your
service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify
you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone
company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of
your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Also, the phone company can make changes to its lines,
equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the
operation of this phone. The telephone company notifies you of
these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to
prevent interruption of your telephone service.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation. Privacy of communications may not be
ensured when using this phone.
To ensure the safety of users, the FCC has established criteria
for the amount of radio frequency energy various products
may produce depending on their intended usage. This product
has been tested and found to comply with the FCC’s exposure
criteria. The FCC RF exposure guidelines were also met when
used with the RadioShack accessories supplied or designed
for this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure
compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines and should be
avoided.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or
shock hazard, do not expose this product
to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence
of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s
enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that
important operating and maintenance instructions are
included in the literature accompanying this product.
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Surge Protection
Your telephone has built-in protection circuits to reduce the risk
of damage from surges in telephone line and power line current.
These protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements.
However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can
damage your telephone.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live
in an area that has severe electrical storms, we suggest that
you unplug your phone when storms approach to reduce the
possibility of damage.
Important Safety Instructions
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock and injury to persons, including the following:
• Do not use this product near water, for example, near a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
• Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock
from lightning.
• Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of
the leak.
• Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual.
• Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check
with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Important Caller ID Information
To use Caller ID and Call Waiting, you must be in an area where
those services are available and you must subscribe to those
services through your local phone company.
Where Caller ID is offered, one or more options are generally
available:
• caller’s number only
• caller’s name only
• caller’s name and number
If you subscribe to Call Waiting and Caller ID, the system can
show you the incoming caller information, even when you are
already talking on the phone.
Read This Before Installation
We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations
when you can connect it to most phone lines. However, each
device that you connect to the telephone line draws power
from the line. We refer to this power draw as the phone’s ringer
equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of your
phone.
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Controls & Functions
Handset
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2.
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4.
Handset Antenna
Headset Jack Cover
Belt Clip Hole
Speakerphone Speaker
and Ringer
5. Handset Battery
Compartment
6. New Message indicator
7. Handset Earpiece
8. Handset Display
9. Soft keys
10. /FLASH (talk/flash) key
11.
(phonebook) key
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12. /TONE key
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/SPEAKER key
14.
(up) key
15. (end call) key
16.
(caller ID) key
17.
(down) key
18. # (pound) key
19. MUTE key
20. INT’COM/HOLD
(intercom/hold) key
21. Handset Microphone
22. Handset Charging
Contacts
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Base
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2.
3.
Base Speaker
Base Charging Contacts
DND (do not disturb) key
and LED
4. Base LCD
5. Soft Keys
6.
(phonebook) key
7.
(up) key
8.
(caller ID) key
9.
(down) key
10.
/EXIT (play/stop/exit)
key
11.
/ (repeat/skip) key
12.
(delete) key
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
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(answering machine
on/off) key
Base Microphone
#/> key
/TONE/< key
(speaker) key and
speaker LED
FLASH/FIND HANDSET
key
CHARGE/IN USE LED
INT’COM/HOLD
(intercom/hold) key
TEL LINE Jack
DC IN 9V Jack
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Installation
Before using your phone, carefully peel the protective film off the
display. The film protects the handset window during shipment
and is not necessary for use.
Selecting a Location
You can place the phone’s base on a desk or table. Select a
location that is:
• near an accessible AC outlet
• near a telephone line jack
• away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal
walls, filing cabinets, wireless intercoms, alarms, and room
monitors
• away from other cordless phones
NOTES
• If your home has specially wired alarm
equipment connected to the telephone line, be
sure that installing the system does not disable
your alarm equipment.
• If you have questions about what will disable
alarm equipment, contact your telephone
company or a qualified installer.
The location of the base affects the handset’s range. If you have
a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the
best performance.
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The handset antenna is located on the back,
above the ringer speaker. For maximum
communication range, do not hold the handset
in such a way as to cover the antenna by your
hand. Also, place the handset in the upright
position while not in use so the antenna can pick
up the signals from the base.
When there is an obstacle such as a metal or
concrete wall between the handset and the base,
the operation might be affected. Try to keep the
path free from obstructions.
Correct
Incorrect
Your telephone connects directly to a modular
telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a
modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself using jacks and
adapters (available at your local RadioShack store), or have the
telephone company update the wiring for you. You must use
compatible modular jacks that are compliant with Part 68 of FCC
Rules.
NOTE
The USOC number of the jack to be installed is
RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate jack).
Connecting the Phone Base
1. Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL
LINE jack on the back of the base.
2. Plug the other end of the modular cord into a modular phone
line jack.
Telephone line cord (supplied)
To telephone outlet
To TEL LINE
TEL Cord
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3. Insert the supplied
AC adapter’s barrel
plug into the DC IN
9V jack on the
back of the base.
AC adapter (supplied)
To DC IN 9V
To AC outlet
Route the cord.
4. Route the adapter’s
cord through the
strain relief slot
on the base of the
phone. Then plug
the adapter into a
standard AC outlet.
CAUTION: You must use a Class 2 power source
that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 350 mA
(for the base)/210 mA (for the charger). Its center
tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the
phone’s DC IN 9V jack. The supplied adapter meets
these specifications. Using an adapter that does
not meet these specifications could damage the
phone or the adapter.
Installing the Charger
You can power the charger using the supplied 9V, 210mA AC
adapter.
1. Insert the supplied AC
adapter’s barrel plug
into the DC IN 9V jack
on the bottom of the
charger.
2. Route the cord
through the strain
relief slot and plug the
adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
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On a Wall Plate or Wall
To mount the phone directly on a wall, you need two screws (not
supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the base.
1. Drill two holes 3 15/16 inches apart. Thread a screw into each
hole, letting the heads extend about 1/8 inch.
2. Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V
jack on the back of the base.
3. Route the adapter cord through the base’s groove.
4. Plug one end of the supplied modular cord (short for a wall
plate, long for direct wall mounting) into the TEL LINE jack on
the back of the base.
5. Insert the two tabs at the bottom
of the narrow end of the supplied
bracket into the base’s lower tab
slots. Then press down on the
bracket’s latches and insert them
into the upper slots.
6. Plug the adapter
into a standard AC
outlet. Plug the
modular cord’s
other end into a
modular phone line
jack.
7. For a wall plate,
align the base’s
keyhole slots with
the wall plate studs
and slide the base
downward to secure it.
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For direct wall mounting,
route the telephone cord
through the bracket’s
groove. Then align the
base’s keyhole slots with
the mounting screws
and slide the base
downward to secure it.
Connecting/Charging the Battery Pack
The phone comes with a rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack in the handset. Before using your phone, you
must connect the battery pack. Then charge it for about 15 - 20
hours.
1. Press down and slide off the
battery compartment cover.
2. Lift the battery pack out of the
compartment.
3. Plug the battery pack’s
connector into the socket
in the compartment (the
connector fits only one way).
Then place the battery pack in
the compartment.
4. Replace the cover.
5. To charge the battery pack, place the handset on the base
or charger. The CHARGE/IN USE indicator on the base or
charger lights.
• Recharge the battery pack when LOW BATTERY flashes on the
display.
• If you have any trouble replacing the battery pack, take the
phone to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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Notes on Recharging
• If the battery pack becomes weak during a call, LOW BATTERY
flashes. When this happens, you cannot make a call until you
recharge the battery pack.
IMPORTANT: Be sure the battery pack is properly
connected before charging. The CHARGE/IN USE
indicator lights when the handset is on the base or
charger.
• If the display is blank and the phone does not work, recharge
the battery pack. (The battery power might be too low to light
the display.)
• About once a month, fully discharge the battery by keeping the
handset off the base until LOW BATTERY flashes on the display.
Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.
• Using a damp cloth, clean the charging contacts on the handset
about once a month.
• If you are not going to use your phone for an extended period,
disconnect the battery pack. This increases the battery pack’s
usable life.
• The supplied battery pack should last for about a year. If the
battery pack does not hold a charge for more than 2 hours after
an overnight charge, replace it with a new 3.6-volt, 750 mAh
battery pack with a connector that fits the socket in the battery
compartment.
You can order a replacement battery pack through your local
RadioShack store. Install the new battery pack and charge it for
about 15 - 20 hours.
WARNING:
• Dispose of the old battery pack promptly and
properly.
• Do not burn or bury it. Dispose of used batteries
according to the instructions.
• Danger! Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by
an incorrect type.
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Installing a Belt Clip
To Attach the Belt Clip, insert the belt clip into
the holes on each side of the handset. Press
down until it clicks.
To Remove the Belt Clip, pull either side of the
belt clip to release the tabs from the holes.
Using an optional Headset
You can make or answer calls handsfree using an optional
headset that has a 3/32-inch (2.5-mm) plug. Your local
RadioShack store has a variety of headsets available.
1. To connect the headset, gently flip open
the rubber headset jack cover on the side
of the handset. Then insert the headset’s
plug into the jack.
2. Use
or
on the handset to adjust the
headset’s volume.
3. With a headset connected, you can make
or answer calls as usual using the keys on
the handset.
4. When you finish using the headset, disconnect it from the
handset and close the rubber cover to protect the jack.
NOTES
• Always place the handset properly on the base
or charger whenever you are recharging the
handset.
• You can use a handset holder (available from
your local RadioShack store) to hang the handset
on your belt for added convenience.
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Using the Interface
Reading the Handset Display
The handset display uses icons to tell you the status of your
phone. The table below lists the icons and what they mean.
Icon
に
Status
Description
Talk
Appears when Privacy mode is
turned on.
Talk
Appears while recording a
conversation.
Talk
Appears when you mute the
handset.
Talk
Appears when the handset
speakerphone is in use.
Talk
Appears when T-coil mode is
turned on.
Indicates that the ringer is
turned off.
Indicates the handset battery
Standby/
status: empty, low, medium,
Talk
and full.
Standby
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Reading the Base Display
The base display uses icons to tell you the status of your phone.
The table below lists the icons and what they mean.
Icon
に
Status
Description
Talk
Appears when Privacy mode is
turned on.
Talk
Appears while recording g a
conversation.
Talk
Appears when you mute the base.
Standby
Appears when a new messages is
received.
Standby/
Talk
Appears when the answering
machine is turned off.
Standby/
Talk
Appears when the memory on the
answering machine is full.
Standby/
Talk
Appears when the answering
machine is set to announce only
greeting.
Standby
Indicates that the ringer is turned
off.
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The Standby Screen
When the phone is in standby, the handset and base display
shows the following items:
Handset
Ringer off icon (when the ringer is off)/
day of the week and time / battery icon
Handset ID and Banner
Number of new Caller ID calls received
(If there are no new Caller ID messages,
the Handset ID appears here.)
SUN 12:00A
Handset #1
New CID:
5
R E DI A L
M E NU
Base
Day of the week and time
Status of your
answering machine
Number of message
SUN 12:00A
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New CID:
REDIAL
MENU
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RECORD
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Soft Key Function
“Soft” keys are keys that change functions while you operate
your phone. There are three soft keys on each station. Soft keys
allow you to:
•
•
•
•
•
Access the main menu
Set up CIDCW options
Store or edit phone numbers
Remote answering operation
Redial one of the last three numbers dialed
The icon that appears directly above each soft key determines
the function shown.
For example, when the handset is in standby mode, pressing soft
key 1 will access the redial list. When the handset is in talk mode,
pressing soft key 1 will mute the microphone.
In standby
Handset
Base
SUN 12:00A
Handset #1
New CID:
5
During a call
Handset
Base
SP-Phone
Talk
0:00
0:00
MUTE
MENU
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CWDX
MENU
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Using the Four-Way Function Key
Your handset and
base have a four-way
function key that allows
you to move the cursor
(or highlighted area) on
the display and access
View the
the most commonly
phonebook
used features at the
touch of a button. Press
Four-way
the left side of this key Function Key
to open the phonebook.
Press the right side of
this key to access Caller
ID information.
Up
View the
Caller ID
Down
The up/down side of this key are also available to adjust the
volume setting.
Using the Handset and Base Menus
1. To open the menu, press the MENU soft key.
2. Highlight the option you want by pressing
or
on the
four-way function key. This will move the cursor; the option
currently highlighted appears in reversed out text.
3. Select the highlighted option by pressing the OK soft key.
4. To exit the menu and return to standby, press
handset or
/EXIT on the base.
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NOTES
• If you do not press a key within 30 seconds, the
phone will time out and exit the menu. When
setting Day and Time, the time-out period is
extended to two minutes.
• For GLOBAL SETUP, ANSW. SETUP, and
DEREGISTER HS menu options on the handset
(GLOBAL SETUP and ANSW. SETUP menu
options on the base), make sure the line is not
in use, and if you access from a handset, the
handset is within range of the base.
• Only one handset can change GLOBAL SETUP
menu options at a time.
• If you change one of GLOBAL SETUP/GLOBAL
menu options, you change that setting for all
registered handsets.
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Entering Text from Your Phone
You can use the number keypad on your handset or base to enter
text by referring to the letters printed on each number key. When
you press the number key in a text entry field, the phone displays
the first letter printed on the number key. Press the number key
twice to display the second letter and three times to display the
third. Capital letters are displayed first, then lower case letters,
then the number on the key.
If two letters in a row use the same number key, enter the first
letter. Then use # or /TONE to move the cursor to the next
position to enter the second letter.
For example, to enter Movies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press 6 once to enter M.
Use # to move the cursor to the right.
Press 6 six times to enter o.
Press 8 six times to enter v.
Press 4 six times to enter i.
Press 3 five times to enter e.
Press 7 eight times to enter s.
Press the OK soft key to end your text entry.
If you make a mistake while entering a name, use # or /TONE
to move the cursor to the incorrect character. Press the DELETE
soft key to erase the wrong character, and then enter the correct
character. To delete all characters, press and hold the DELETE
soft key.
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Basic Setup
Changing the Dial Mode
Your phone can communicate with the telephone network in two
different ways: tone dialing or pulse dialing. These days, most
phone networks use a method called tone dialing, so your phone
comes programmed for tone dialing. If your phone company
uses pulse dialing, you will need to change your phone’s dial
mode. If you cannot connect to the telephone network, please
follow the steps below to modify your phone’s settings:
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the GLOBAL SETUP menu,
and then the DIAL MODE submenu.
2. Press on the four-way function key to select PULSE.
(The initial setting is Tone).
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE
If you ever need to change the dial mode back to
Tone, follow the same procedure, but select TONE
in step 2.
Selecting a Language
Your phone supports two languages: English and Spanish for
USA models or English and French for Canadian models. Once
you select a language, the menus on the phone will display in
that language. The default language is English.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the HANDSET SETUP or
BASE SETUP menu, and then the LANGUAGE submenu.
2. Move the cursor to choose a language.
for USA models: Choose ENGLISH or ESPAÑOL (Spanish).
for Canadian models: Choose ENGLISH or FRANÇAIS
(French).
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
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Setting the Day & Time
To change the day and time shown in the display, follow the steps
listed below.
NOTE
If you don’t press any keys for two minutes when
setting the date and time, the phone will exit the
menu.
Press the MENU soft key. Select the GLOBAL SETUP menu, and
then the DAY & TIME submenu.
1. Press or
soft key.
to select the day of the week, and then the →
2. Press
or
to select hour, and then the → soft key.
3. Press
or
to select minute, and then the → soft key.
4. Press or to To select AM or PM, then press the SAVE soft
key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Activating Caller ID on Call Waiting and
Call Waiting Deluxe
Your phone supports Caller ID on Call Waiting (CIDCW), so you
can see the name and number of someone who calls when
you’re already on the line. Your phone also supports Call Waiting
Deluxe (CWDX), which gives you a choice of how you want to
handle a waiting call. You’ll need to subscribe to these features
with your phone company before you can use them. To let your
phone support these features, follow the steps below:
See page 46 for instructions on using Call Waiting Deluxe.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the GLOBAL SETUP menu,
and then the CIDCW submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select CW ON /CWDX ON, CW ON /CWDX
OFF or CW OFF/CWDX OFF.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
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Activating the Key Touch Tone
(Handset only)
Key Touch Tone is the tone your keypad makes when keys are
pressed. You can turn this tone on or off.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu,
and then the KEY TOUCH TONE submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Adjusting the LCD Contrast
Contrast adjusts the handset and base LCD brightness. Choose
one from the 10 levels for optimum viewing.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the HANDSET SETUP or
BASE SETUP menu, and then the CONTRAST submenu.
2. Press or on the four-way function key to adjust the
contrast of the LCD.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Setting the Animation Screen
(Handset only)
The Animation screen displays animation on the handset LCD.
The animations will be displayed on the LCD screen during a call,
ringer volume setting, when you hang up, and so on.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu
and then the ANIMATION SCREEN submenu.
2. Press
or
to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
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Adding Optional Accessory
Handsets
Ten Multi-Handset Expandability
Your phone supports up to ten handsets, including any handsets
supplied with your phone. You can now place a fully-featured
cordless handset anywhere AC power is available to connect the
handset charger.
Up to two handsets can be used for outside and/or intercom
calls. For example, you can have three-way conferencing (two
handsets and one outside line) while on an intercom call using
the other two handsets.
Registering Accessory Handsets
If you purchase an 43-144 accessory handset, you need to
register the handset before use. Only one handset can be
registered at a time.
Handsets supplied with the phone are registered to the base
by the factory. When charged, pre-registered handsets display
a handset ID number. Handsets that have not been registered
display the message, MODELS VARY! PLACE HANDSET ON THE
BASE FOR REGISTRATION OR REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL.
When you register an accessory handset to the base, the handset
ID number will be assigned.
1. Before registering the accessory handset, the battery pack
MUST be charged for 15-20 hours.
2. Place the accessory handset in the base’s charging cradle to
begin registration.
3. While the handset is registering, HANDSET REGISTERING
will appear in the handset display. When REGISTRATION
COMPLETE is displayed, the handset has been registered
to the base. If REGISTRATION FAILED appears, remove the
handset from the base and try again.
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Resetting Handsets
If you want to register a handset to a different base or replace
a handset with another one, you must first reset the existing
registration data. To reset, please follow these steps:
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the DEREGISTER HS
submenu.
2. DEREGISTER HS? appears. Move the cursor to select YES.
Press the OK soft key.
Or
From the handset, press and hold and # for more
than 5 seconds. You will hear a confirmation tone, and
DEREGISTRATION COMPLETE appears.
After resetting the handset, place the handset to the base to
register. You must re-register the handset before you can use it.
NOTE
If the handset cannot contact the base, it will
display OUT OF RANGE. If this happens, see
“Appendix: Handset-Base Registration” on page
80. For instructions on registering the handset, see
page 31.
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Setting up the Phonebook
Your phone allows you to store up to 100 names in your handset
and base phonebook. Your phone shares memory between your
phonebook and CID with a total of 100 entries. Once you store
100 phonebook entries, CID information will not be stored and
will only display at time of new incoming calls. When Phonebook
entries are full, you will hear a beep and MEMORY FULL appears.
You cannot store additional names and numbers unless you
delete some of the existing ones.
You can also use the Phonebook or speed dial locations to store
a group of numbers (up to 20 digits) that you may need to enter
once your call connects. This is referred to as Chain Dialing. See
“Chain Dialing from the Phonebook” on page 43.
Creating Phonebook Entries
To store names and numbers in your Phonebook, please follow
these steps:
1. When the phone is in standby mode, press
of the four-way key).
(on the left side
2. To create a new phonebook entry, press the STORE soft key.
STORE/EDIT NAME appears.
3. Enter the name for this entry (Edit Name).
Use the keypad to enter a name for this entry; the name can
contain up to 16 characters. (See page 27 for instructions
on entering text.) If you do not want to enter a name for this
entry, your phone will store this entry as No Name. Press the
OK soft key when you are finished.
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4. Enter the number for this entry.
Once you have stored a name, STORE/EDIT NO. appears next.
Use the number keypad, #/>, /TONE/<, or the DELETE
soft key to enter the phone number ; the phone number
can contain up to 20 digits. If you need the phone to pause
between digits when it’s dialing (for example, to enter an
extension or an access code), press the PAUSE soft key to
insert a two-second pause. You will see a P in the display. You
can also use more than one pause together if two seconds is
not long enough. Each pause counts as one digit. Press the
OK soft key when you are finished.
5. Assign a distinctive ring tone for this entry (Distinctive Ring).
You can attach a personalized ring tone to each phonebook
entry; the phone will use this ring tone when this person
calls. Move the cursor to highlight one of the 20 different
ring tone options. As you highlight each ring tone, you will
hear a sample of that tone. When you hear the ring tone you
want to use, press the OK soft key. If you do not want to use
a distinctive ring tone for this phonebook entry, select the NO
SELECTN option, and the phone will use your standard ring
tone setting.
6. Assign this entry to a Speed Dial number (Speed Dial).
Your phone has 10 speed dial numbers, 0 to 9. Move the
cursor to select the speed dial number you want to assign to
this phonebook entry, and press the OK soft key. Select NO
SELECTN if you do not want to assign this entry to a speed
dial number. Press the OK soft key.
7. You will hear a tone confirming that the new phonebook entry
has been stored, and DONE! appears in the display.
NOTE
When the shared memory is full, the oldest Caller
ID message is overwritten.
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Finding a Phonebook Entry
Phonebook entries are stored in alphabetical order. To scroll
through the phonebook, press and then press
or on the four-way function key. Press and hold or on
the four-way function key to scroll through the display quickly.
You can also use the letters on the number keys to jump to a
name that starts with that letter. Press and a number key (0,
2-9) once for the first letter, twice for the second letter, and so on.
The phonebook jumps to the first entry that begins with the letter
you entered; you can then use or on the four-way function
key to scroll to other entries. For example, to search for an entry
beginning with the letter M, press 6 once.
To close the phonebook, press on the handset or
/EXIT
on the base. If you are looking up a phonebook entry during a
call and want to close the phonebook, press the BACK soft key
instead of .
Editing Phonebook Entries
1. Press
to open.
2. Use or on the four-way function key to scroll through the
phonebook entries. When you come to the entry you want to
edit, press the EDIT soft key.
3. Follow the steps for “Creating Phonebook Entries” on page
33. If you do not wish to change the information at any step,
simply press the OK soft key to go to the next step.
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Storing Caller ID or Redial Numbers in the
Phonebook (Handset only)
You can store Caller ID records or redial numbers in the
phonebook so you can use them later. Go to the Caller ID or
redial list and select the number you want to store. (If the Caller
ID information did not include the number, then you will not be
able to store it.)
1. When the phone is in standby, press
(on the right side
of the four-way key) to open the Caller ID list, or press the
REDIAL soft key to open the redial list.
2. Use or on the four-way function key to scroll through
the Caller ID records or redial numbers. When you come to
the information you want to store, press the STORE soft key.
STORE/EDIT NAME appears.
3. Follow the steps for “Creating Phonebook Entries” on page 33.
NOTE
If the Caller ID message was received as a private
or unknown number, or the message does not
have the number, you cannot store the message
in the phonebook. If it was received as private or
unknown name, the message will be stored as
<NO NAME>.
Erasing Phonebook Entries
You can erase individual phonebook entries.
1. When the phone is in standby, press .
2. Use or on the four-way function key or the number
keypad to select desired phonebook entry, then press the
DELETE soft key.
3. DELETE MEMORY? appears in the display. Select YES, and
then press the OK soft key.
4. You will hear a confirmation tone, and DELETED! appears in
the display.
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Copying Phonebook Entries to another
Station
You can transfer stored phonebook entries from one station to
another without having to re-enter names and numbers. You can
transfer one phonebook entry at a time or all phonebook entries
at once.
1. When the phone is in standby, press .
2. Press the COPY soft key.
3. Use or on the four-way function key to select the station
to which you want transfer the phonebook entry and then
press the OK soft key.
4. Use or on the four-way function key to select ONE
MEMORY or ALL MEMORIES. Press the OK soft key.
5. If you select ALL MEMORIES, ARE YOU SURE? appears on
the display screen.
6. Select YES or NO. Press the OK soft key.
7. If you select ONE MEMORY, use or on the four-way
function key or the number key (0, 2-9) to select desired
phonebook entry, then press the COPY soft key.
The phonebook entries will be transferred to the designated
station. During the copy process, the receiving station shows
RECEIVING and the Banner name of the sending handset. When
the transfer is completed, DONE! appears.
NOTES
• If your Phonebook contains 100 entries, you
cannot store any new phonebook entries. You
will hear a beep, and NOT ENOUGH MEMORY IN
RECEIVING UNIT appears on the display.
• If the selected handset is out of range or data
transfer is canceled, UNAVAILABLE appears
in the display. Phonebook listings will not be
transferred.
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Customizing Your Phone
Changing the Handset Banner
(Handset only)
Each handset will display a banner name once it is registered to
the base.
The default banner is Handset #1, Handset #2, etc. You can
change the name your phone displays by changing the banner
display. If you have more than one handset, you can use the
banner name to identify your handset during handset-to-handset
functions like intercom and DirectLink. The banner lets you
customize the name your handset displays. The name will be
displayed on the LCD screen during Standby, Intercom, Intercom
Hold, Room Monitor, and Copy Phonebook operations. The
banner name will be displayed on the receiving handset as well.
1. Press the MENU soft key.
2. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu, and then the BANNER
submenu.
3. Use the keypad or the DELETE soft key to enter or edit the
banner name. (See page 27 for detailed instructions on
entering text.)
4. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
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Selecting a Ring Tone (Handset only)
You may choose from 10 melodies or 10 tones for your phone’s
primary ring tone. Each station can use a different ring tone or
melody. The available ring tones are listed below:
Melodies
Ringers
Beethoven’s Symphony #9 [Beethoven9]
Flicker
Fur Elise [Elise]
Clatter
We Wish You A Merry Christmas [Merry- Xmas] Soft Alert
Home Sweet Home [Hm Swt Hm]
Wake Up
Lorri Song #6 [Lorri Song]
Light Bug
When the Irish Eyes Are Smiling [Irish Eyes]
Beep Boop
Aura Lee
Tone Board
Let Me Call You Sweet Heart [Sweetheart]
Chip Chop
Star Spangled Banner [Star Spngl]
Party Clap
Old MacDonald [Old MacDld]
Reminder
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu,
and then the RINGER TONES submenu.
2. Move the cursor to highlight a ring tone. As each ring tone is
highlighted, you will hear a sample of the ring tone.
3. When you hear the tone you want to use, press the OK soft
key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
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Activating Distinctive Ring (Handset only)
You can assign special ring tones to anyone in your phonebook.
When your phone gets a call, it looks up the Caller ID information
in your phonebook. If you’ve assigned a Distinctive ring to that
number, the phone uses it so you know who is calling. To turn on
Distinctive ring, follow these steps:
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu,
and then the DISTINCTIVE RING submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Activating AutoTalk (Handset only)
AutoTalk allows you to answer the phone simply by removing the
handset from the cradle. You do not have to press any keys to
answer the call.
1. Press the MENU soft key.
2. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu, and then the AUTO TALK
submenu.
3. Select ON or OFF, and press the OK soft key. You will hear a
confirmation tone.
Activating Any Key Answer
(Handset only)
Any Key Answer allows you to answer the phone by pressing any
key in the number keypad.
1. Press the MENU soft key.
2. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu, and then the ANYKEY
ANSWER submenu.
3. Select ON or OFF, and then press the OK soft key. You will
hear a confirmation tone.
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Using your Phone
Making a Call
1. Press
.
2. Listen for the dial tone.
From the base 3. Dial the number.
speakerphone OR
1. Dial the Number.
2. Press
.
1. Remove the handset from the charging
cradle.
2. Press /FLASH.
From a
cordless
handset
3. Listen for the dial tone.
4. Dial the number.
OR
1. Remove the handset from the charging
cradle.
2. Dial the number.
3. Press /FLASH.
1. Remove the handset from the charging
cradle.
2. Press
.
3. Listen for the dial tone.
From a
4. Dial the number.
handset
speakerphone OR
1. Remove the handset from the charging
cradle.
2. Dial the number.
3. Press
.
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Answering a Call
From the base
speakerphone
From a
cordless
handset
From a
handset
speakerphone
1. Press
.
1. Pick up the handset. (If AutoTalk is on, the
phone will answer when you remove the
handset from the charging cradle.)
2. Press /FLASH.
(If Any Key Answer is on, you can also
press any number keypad.)
1. Pick up the handset.
2. Press
.
From the base
speakerphone
1. Press
.
From a
cordless
handset
1. Press .
From a
handset
speakerphone
1. Press .
Hanging Up
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Making a call from the Phonebook
1. When the phone is in standby, press
phonebook.
to open the
2. Scroll through the list with the or on the four-way
function keys until you find the phonebook entry you want to
call. (See “Finding a Phonebook Entry” on page 35).
3. Press /FLASH or
the number.
on the handset or
on the base to dial
on the handset or
on the base.
Or
1. Press /FLASH or
2. Press
to open the phonebook.
3. Scroll through the list with the or on the four-way
function keys until you find the phonebook entry you want to
call. (See “Finding a Phonebook Entry” on page 35).
4. Press the DIAL soft key to dial the number.
Chain Dialing from the Phonebook
You can use the phonebook entries to store a group of numbers
(up to 20 digits) that you may need to enter once your call
connects. Once the call has connected you will then do the
following.
1. Press .
2. Use
and
to select the phonebook entry you want to dial.
3. Press the DIAL soft key.
Making a call with Speed Dial
1. When the phone is in standby, press and hold the number
key 0-9 on the handset or on the base until the assigned
phonebook entry appears in the display.
2. Press /FLASH or
the number.
on the handset or
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Switching to the Handset Speakerphone
during a Call
To switch a normal call to the speakerphone, press
on the
handset. To switch from a speakerphone call to a normal call,
press .
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers
If you store an emergency service's number (police department,
fire department, ambulance) and you choose to test the stored
number, make the test call during the late evening or early
morning hours to avoid peak demand periods. Also, remain on
the line to explain the reason for your call.
Using Caller ID, Call Waiting and Redial
Lists
If you subscribe to Caller ID from your phone company, your
phone will show you the caller’s phone number and name (if
available) whenever a call comes in. If you subscribe to both Call
Waiting and Caller ID, the phone also shows you the name and
the number of any call that comes in while you are on the line.
NOTES
• If you answer a call before the Caller ID message
is received (for example, before the second ring),
the Caller ID message may not appear.
• When the call is received via a Telephone
Company that does not offer Caller ID service,
the caller’s phone number and name will not
appear. (This includes some international calls.)
• When the Call is from a PBX (private branch
exchange), the caller’s phone number and name
may not appear.
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Using the Caller ID List
You can store up to 100 Caller ID numbers in each station.
Your phone shares up to 100 memory entries between your
Phonebook and Caller ID. When the shared memory is full
and when you store a new phonebook entry, the oldest Caller
ID message is overwritten. Once you reach your maximum
phonebook entries of 100, Caller ID information will not be stored
(but it will still display when the call comes in).
To open the Caller ID list, press
(on the right side of the fourway key). The phone will show the total number of stored Caller
ID records. Use or to scroll through the list, or enter a letter
on the keypad to jump to the first caller ID name that starts with
that letter. To scroll quickly through the list, press and hold or
on the four-way function key.
NOTE
The number of calls from the same Caller ID will
appear next to the time to indicate that this is an
unread message. Once you view the new message,
the number will disappear.
Making a call from a Caller ID Record
1. When the phone is in standby, press
(on the right side of
the four-way key) to open the Caller ID list.
2. Use
or
to find the Caller ID record you want to dial.
3. To add (or delete) a “1” at the beginning of the displayed
phone number, press /TONE/<. To add (or remove) the
stored area code, press #/>.
4. Press /FLASH or
the number.
on the handset or
on the base to dial
on the handset or
on the base.
Or
1. Press /FLASH or
2. Press
3. Use
to open the Caller ID list.
or
to find the Caller ID you want to dial.
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4. To add (or delete) a “1” at the beginning of the displayed
phone number, press /TONE/<. To add (or remove) the
stored area code, press #/>.
5. Press the DIAL soft key to dial the number.
Deleting Caller ID Numbers
To delete only one Caller ID number, go to the Caller ID list and
select the number you want to delete. Press the DELETE soft key.
When the phone asks you to confirm, select YES.
To delete all the Caller ID numbers, go to the Caller ID list and
press the DELETE soft key. Select YES when asked if you want to
DELETE ALL.
NOTE
When you delete a Caller ID number, you delete it
permanently.
Using Call Waiting and Call Waiting
Deluxe
If you have Call Waiting service and a second call comes in when
you are on the phone, a call waiting tone will sound. Press
/FLASH on the handset or FLASH/FIND HANDSET on the base to
accept the waiting call. There is a short pause, and then you will
hear the new caller. To return to the original caller, press /FLASH
on the handset or FLASH/FIND HANDSET on the base.
NOTE
You must subscribe through your telephone
provider to receive Call Waiting services.
Your phone gives you new options for Call Waiting Deluxe. At the
touch of a button, you can place the caller on hold, send them
to your voice mail service, or conference them into your current
call. You must subscribe to Call Waiting and Call Waiting Deluxe
to use these features. Not all features are available in all areas.
Check with your telephone provider for details.
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NOTES
• To activate the feature, select the GLOBAL
SETUP menu, the CIDCW submenu, and then CW
ON/CWDX ON. See page 29.
• If you don’t choose a CWDX option within 30
seconds, the phone returns to the call.
• To return to the call, press the BACK soft key.
1. When you receive a Call Waiting call, press the CWDX soft
key.
2. Move the cursor or use the number keypad 1-7 to select an
option.
Ask to Hold — A prerecorded message states that the user
will be available shortly, and the call is placed on hold.
Tell Busy — A prerecorded message tells the caller you are
busy, and the waiting call is disconnected.
Forward Call — The caller is sent to your voice mail box, if
available.
Answer/Drop 1 — Disconnects the first call, and connects to
the new caller.
Conference — Starts a conference call with your first and
second callers.
Drop First — During a conference call, allows you to choose
to drop the first caller.
Drop Last — During a conference call, allows you to choose
to drop the last caller.
3. Press the OK soft key. A confirmation screen will appear, and
the phone returns to the call.
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Redialing a Number
You can quickly redial the last 3 numbers dialed on each station.
1. With the phone in standby, press the REDIAL soft key to open
the redial list.
2. Use
or
to scroll through the redial list.
3. When you find the number you want to dial, press /FLASH or
on the handset or
on the base to dial the number.
NOTES
• If the number exceeds 32 digits, only the first 32
digits are retained in redial memory.
• If the redial memory is empty, you will hear a
beep.
Deleting a Redial Record (Handset only)
If you want to delete a phone number from the redial list, follow
the steps below:
1. With the phone in standby, press the REDIAL soft key.
2. Use
or
to scroll through the redial list.
3. When you find the redial number you want to delete, press
the DELETE soft key.
4. Select YES, and press the OK soft key. The redialed number is
deleted.
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Adjusting the Ringer, Earpiece and
Speaker Volume
Adjusting the Ringer Volume
You can choose from three ringer volume settings on the handset
and the base (off, low, high). With the phone in standby, use or
on the four-way function key to adjust the ringer volume.
Adjusting the Speaker Volume
Ear speaker: You can choose from six volume levels for the
earpiece speaker. To adjust the earpiece volume while on a call,
press (to make it louder) or (to make it softer).
Speaker: You can choose from six volume levels for the handset
speakerphone and ten volume levels for the base speakerphone.
To adjust the speaker volume while on a call, press (to make it
louder) or (to make it softer).
T-coil (Handset only)
Digital spread spectrum cordless phones generate magnetic
signals that could cause noise to be heard by users wearing
hearing aids set to “T” mode. (The “T” mode is only found on
hearing aids equipped with a telecoil (“T” coil) feature). This
phone includes a special “T-coil” mode that, when activated,
reduces the magnetic noise generated by the handset.
To activate the “T-coil” mode perform the following steps on your
handset:
While on a call:
1. Press and hold MUTE for at least 5 seconds or until a beep
tone is heard.
2. The “T-coil” mode icon
display.
will appear on the handset LCD
The handset will remain in “T-coil” mode for all future calls or
until the “T-coil” mode is turned off.
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To turn off the “T-coil” mode perform the following steps on your
handset:
While on a call:
1. Press and hold mute for at least 5 seconds or until a beep
tone is heard.
2. The “T-coil” mode icon will no longer appear on the handset
LCD display.
NOTE
Using the T-coil mode may shorten the amount of
time you can talk on your handset between battery
charges. Therefore it is recommended that the
handset be returned to the charging cradle when
not in use. If this feature is not required, the “Tcoil” mode should not be turned on.
Finding a Lost Handset
To locate a misplaced handset, press FLASH/FIND HANDSET on
the base when the phone is in standby. All registered handsets
will beep for 60 seconds, and PAGING appears on the handset
display. To cancel paging, press FLASH/FIND HANDSET on the
base.
NOTE
If the battery pack is completely drained, the
handset will not beep when paging.
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Using Hold, Conference and
Transfer
Placing a Call on Hold
1. During a call, press INT’COM/HOLD on the station to place
the caller on hold. If you leave a caller on hold for more than
ten seconds, the display screen will read, LINE ON HOLD.
2. To return to the party on hold, press /FLASH or
on a
handset or
on the base. The phone will return to the
holding party.
NOTES
• You can only place a caller on hold for 5 minutes.
Once 5 minutes has passed, that party’s line will
be disconnected and the phone will return to
standby.
• While a call is on hold, Caller ID and Call Waiting
cannot be received.
Conferencing
If you have more than one handset, up to four people can
participate in a conference call. A four-way conference call
consists of an outside line, two handsets, and the base
speakerphone. You can easily join a call already in progress.
1. Press /FLASH or
the call.
on the handset or
on the base to join
2. To hang up, return the handset to the cradle or press on
the handset or
on the base. The other party will still be
connected to the call.
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Transferring a Call
You can transfer a call from one station to another.
1. During a call, press INT’COM/HOLD.
2. Use or to select the station you want to transfer the call
to, then press the OK soft key.
The call will automatically be placed on hold, and a paging
tone sounds. To cancel the transfer, press /FLASH or
on
the initiating handset or
on the base.
3. When another station accepts the transferred call, your call
will be disconnected. If you want to rejoin the call, press
/FLASH or
on the handset or
on the base.
Answering a Transferred Call
When a station receives a call transfer, it sounds a paging tone
and shows the ID of the station that is paging. To accept the call
transfer:
1. Press /FLASH, INT’COM/HOLD, or the ANSWER soft key
from the handset (or INT’COM/HOLD,
or the ANSWER soft
key on the base).
2. To speak to the caller, press /FLASH on the receiving handset
or
on the base.
If you have multiple handsets, only the first handset to answer
the transfer page will be connected to the call.
If the transfer page is not picked up within one minute, the
operation will be canceled.
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Using Special Features
Do Not Disturb (All calls)
DND allows you to mute the ringer of all registered handsets
and the base. With the phone in standby, press and hold DND
on the base. You will hear a confirmation tone and the DND LED
illuminates. To cancel, press DND again. You can also mute the
ringer tone while the phone is ringing by pressing DND on the base.
NOTE
If the answering machine is off, it will automatically
turn on when you activate DND. If you turn the
answering machine off while DND is on, DND
automatically turns off along with the answering
machine.
Muting the Ringer (One call only)
While the phone is ringing, press the MUTE soft key on the
handset or
on the base to mute the ringer for this call. The
phone will ring again normally on the next call. (The handset
must be off the cradle to mute the ringer.)
Muting the Microphone
Mute turns off the microphone so the caller cannot hear you. The
display shows the MUTE ON icon while the microphone is muted.
From the handset
1. While you are on a call, press the MUTE soft key or mute.
2. MUTE ON will appear in the display for 2 seconds, but the に
icon will appear and remain in the display until the feature is
turned off.
3. To cancel muting, press the MUTE soft key or mute. MUTE
OFF appears.
From the base
1. While you are on a call, press the MUTE soft key.
2. To cancel muting, press the MUTE soft key again.
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Privacy Mode
If you don’t want another station to interrupt you while on a
call, you can turn on privacy mode. As long as your station is in
privacy mode, other stations won’t be able to join your call or
make any calls of their own.
1. While on a call, press the MENU soft key. Select the PRIVACY
MODE submenu.
2. PRIVACY MODE ON will appear in the display for 2 seconds,
but the icon will appear and remain in the display until the
feature is turned off. Other stations will not be able to make
a call and their display will list SYSTEM BUSY PLEASE TRY
LATER.
To turn Privacy off, repeat above steps. PRIVACY MODE OFF
appears.
DirectLink™ Communication Feature
A pair of handsets (or two pairs of handsets at one time) can
function as two-way radios. This feature is called DirectLink
and will not interfere with the base’s ability to make or receive
telephone calls while in use. To activate, you must set both
handsets to the DirectLink feature. While using this feature, these
two handsets will not be able to make or receive normal phone
calls until this operation is canceled; however, other handsets will
function normally.
NOTE
If the party is out of range, OUT OF RANGE appears
in the display and the operation will be canceled.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select DIRECTLINK MODE menu.
2. Press the OK soft key. The display shows TO ENTER
DIRECTLINK MODE PRESS [ENTER].
3. Press the ENTER soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone,
and DIRECTLINK MODE COMPLETE appears in the display.
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Making a DirectLink Call
1. To call another handset with DirectLink, press the DirectLink
soft key.
2. Select the handset you want to call by pressing the number
key (0-9). If the handset is out of range or not in DirectLink
operation, the display shows OUT OF RANGE.
To exit DirectLink, press the CANCEL soft key.
3. On the receiving handset, press the ANSWER soft key or
/FLASH.
Exiting a DirectLink Call
To exit the DirectLink feature and return to standby, press the
CANCEL soft key and then press the OK soft key.
DIRECTLINK MODE CANCEL appears in the display.
Intercom
Making an Intercom Page
You can use the intercom to talk to another station without using
the phone line.
1. With the phone in standby, press INT’COM/HOLD.
2. Use or to select the station you want to talk with,
and then press the OK soft key. If you select ALL, all other
registered handsets and base will be paged. An intercom tone
sounds. To cancel intercom, press or the CANCEL soft key
on either handset (or INT’COM/HOLD or the CANCEL soft key
on the base).
Answering an Intercom Page
When the intercom page tone sounds, the display will show the
ID of the station that is paging.
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1. Press /FLASH, INT’COM/HOLD, or the ANSWER soft key
on the handset (or INT’COM/HOLD, , or the ANSWER soft
key on the base). Or press a number key, /TONE/<, or #/>
(when Any Key Answer is enabled), or pick up the handset
from the cradle (when AutoTalk is on).
2. To hang up an intercom page, press the END soft key or on
either handset (or INT’COM/HOLD on the base).
NOTES
• If the party is busy, the handset returns to
standby.
• If the party is out of range, UNAVAILABLE
appears in the display and the operation will be
canceled.
• If you receive an outside or intercom call or page
while selecting the other handset, the operation
is canceled.
• If you do not select a handset within 30 seconds,
the operation will be canceled.
• If the party does not answer within one minute,
the operation is canceled.
Room Monitor
This feature allows you to monitor sounds in another room. Place
a station in the room you wish to monitor; it will function as a
microphone. Another station can be set to function as a remote
speaker, allowing you to monitor sounds in the room.
1. Press the MENU soft key and enter ROOM MONITOR menu.
TO ROOM MONITOR appears.
2. Select the handset or base you want to monitor by using
.
or
3. Press the OK soft key. ROOMMONITOR appears on the
handset, and you hear sounds in the room where the handset
or base is installed.
4. To turn off the Room Monitor, press the END soft key or on
either handset or return the handset to the cradle.
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NOTES
• This telephone system is not intended to replace
an AC powered room monitoring system. The
length of time that a handset can monitor a
room is limited to the talk time remaining on the
handset battery (5 hours or less).
• This feature only works when both handsets are
within range of the base.
• If the party is out of range, UNAVAILABLE
appears in the display and the operation will be
canceled.
• While a pair of handsets is in Room Monitoring
mode, only the Handsets in monitoring mode
can receive incoming calls. To resume normal
telephone operation, you should terminate the
monitoring session by pressing the END soft key
on either handset.
Tone Dialing Switch Over
If your telephone company requires pulse dialing, you can switch
to tone dialing after the call connects. This feature is useful when
you need tone dialing to use automated menu systems, such as
telephone bank tellers, telephone prescription refills, customer
support menus, etc. If your phone is set to pulse dialing, make
your call normally. Once your call connects, press /TONE/< on
the handset. Any digits you enter from then on will be sent as
tone dialing. When this call ends, the phone automatically returns
to pulse dialing.
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Seven-Digit Dialing
If you can make a local call by dialing only 7 digits (instead of 10),
you can program your local area code into your phone. If you
get a call from within your area code, you’ll only see the 7-digit
phone number. If you get a call from outside your area code,
you’ll see all 10 digits. To enter an area code, follow the steps
below:
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the GLOBAL SETUP menu,
and then the AREA CODE submenu.
2. Use the number keypad (0-9) to enter a 3-digit area code. If
an area code has already been stored, it will appear in the
display. Press the DELETE soft key to delete the stored code,
and then enter a new one.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Traveling Out of Range
During a call, if you move your handset too far away from your
base, noise may increase. If you pass the range limits of the base,
you will hear a beep and see OUT OF RANGE on the display, and
then the handset returns to standby.
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Setting Up the Answering
Machine
Your phone has a built-in answering machine that answers
and records incoming calls. You can also use your answering
machine to record a conversation or leave a voice memo.
Features
• Digital Tapeless Recording
• Up to 12 Minutes of
Recording Time
• Call Screening
• Personal or Pre-recorded
Outgoing Messages
• Day and Time
Announcement
• Remote Message Retrieval
•
•
•
•
•
Toll Saver
Conversation Recording
Voice Memo
Message Alert
Hands Free Speakerphone
at Base
• Records Up to 59 messages
Digital Tapeless Recording allows you to quickly review, save, or
delete the messages you choose.
You will never have to worry about a tape wearing out, jamming,
or resetting improperly.
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Using the Answering Machine Interface
Using Handset and Base Menus
You can set up your answering machine's primary features from
the base or handset. The menu options of the base have voice
prompt.
When the phone is in standby, press the MENU soft key and then
scroll down and select ANSW. SETUP. Press the OK soft key. Use
or to scroll through the answering machine setup menu
options. Select the option by pressing the OK soft key.
To exit the menu and return to standby, press on the handset
and
/EXIT on the base.
Handset operation
You can use your handset to operate your answering machine
from anywhere in your home. When the phone is in standby,
press the soft key on the handset to access the answering
machine. REMOTE ANSWERING MACHINE OPERATION appears
on the handset display, and the answering machine announces
the time, and number of new and old messages. Keep the
following things in mind when you use your handset to access
your answering machine:
• You can enter a command at any time during the
announcements.
• After the first announcement, you have 30 seconds to enter
your first command before the answering machine returns to
standby.
• If you receive a call, the remote operation is cancelled.
• During the remote operation REMOTE ANSWERING MACHINE
OPERATION appears on the base.
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Selecting the Language
You can select the language (English and Spanish for USA
models or English and French for Canadian models) of your
answering machine announcements. The default answering
machine language is English.
From the base or handset:
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu
option, then the LANGUAGE submenu and press the OK soft
key.
2. Move the cursor to choose a language.
3. for USA models: Choose ENGLISH or ESPAÑOL (Spanish).
4. for Canadian models: Choose ENGLISH or FRANÇAIS
(French).
5. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Your Greeting
Your answering machine comes with a pre-recorded outgoing
message or greeting that plays when you receive a call:
"Hello, no one is available to take your call. Please leave a
message after the tone."
Or you can record your own personal outgoing greeting. Your
recorded greeting must be between 2 seconds and 30 seconds
long. Once you have recorded a personal greeting, you can
switch back and forth between the pre-recorded greeting and
your own greeting.
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To record a personal greeting
From the
base
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW.
SETUP menu option, then the RECORD
GREETING submenu and press the OK soft
key.
2. Press the START soft key.
3. The answering machine announces,
"Record Greeting", begin recording after the
announcement.
4. The message counter on the base displays
"30", and then begins to count down.
5. When you finish recording, press the STOP
soft key,
/EXIT. You will hear a beep,
and the answering machine plays back your
greeting for confirmation.
From the
handset
1. With the phone in standby, press the
soft key. REMOTE ANSWERING
MACHINE OPERATION appears on the
display. The answering machine announces
the time, and the number of new and old
messages.
2. Press 8.
3. The machine announces, "Record greeting",
begin recording after the announcement.
4. When you finish recording, press the STOP
soft key or 5. You will hear a beep, and
the answering machine plays back your
greeting for confirmation.
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Selecting a Greeting (Base only)
Once you have recorded a personal greeting, the phone
automatically switches to your personal greeting. You can also
switch back and forth between the pre-recorded greeting and
your own greeting at any time.
1. With the phone in standby, press the MENU soft key. Select
ANSW. SETUP menu option, then the SELECT GREETING
submenu and press the OK soft key. The answering machine
plays the current greeting.
2. To keep this greeting, do nothing.
3. To switch to the other greeting, press the CHANGE soft key
while the answering machine is playing the current greeting.
4. Each time you press the CHANGE soft key, the answering
machine switches between the pre-recorded and the personal
greeting. The last greeting you hear is used as the current
greeting.
Deleting your Personal Greeting (Base only)
You can delete your personal greeting from the base. You cannot
delete the pre-recorded greeting.
1. When the phone is in standby, press the MENU soft key.
Select ANSW. SETUP menu option, then the SELECT
GREETING submenu and press the OK soft key. The
answering machine plays the current greeting.
2. While the personal greeting is playing, press the DELETE soft
key.
3. The answering machine announces "Greeting has been
deleted" and automatically switches back to the pre-recorded
greeting.
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Setting the Number of Rings
The ring time setting allows you to set the number of rings the
caller hears before your answering machine plays the outgoing
message. You can set the ring time to answer after two, four, or
six rings. If you enable the Toll Saver (TS setting), the answering
machine picks up after two rings if you have new messages, and
after four rings if there are none. This way, if you make a long
distance call to check your messages, you can hang up after the
second ring to avoid long distance billing charges.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu, and
then the RING TIME submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select a Ring Time (2 TIMES, 4 TIMES, 6
TIMES or TOLL SAVER).
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Setting the Record Time (or Announce
only)
You can choose how long callers have to record a message.
Set the record time to 1 MINUTE or 4 MINUTES to limit the
record time for incoming messages. If you set the record time to
ANNOUNCE ONLY, the answering machine answers the call but
prevents callers from leaving a message.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu, and
then the RECORD TIME submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select Record Time (1 MINUTE, 4
MINUTES, or ANNOUNCE ONLY).
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
While your answering machine is set to ANNOUNCE ONLY, the
base screen will display ANNOUNCE ONLY. If you are using the
prerecorded greeting, the answering machine automatically
switches to the following message: "Hello, no one is available
to take your call. Please call again." If you are using a personal
greeting, the answering machine continues to use that greeting.
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Activating the Message Alert
The Message Alert feature sounds a short alert tone every 15
seconds whenever you have a new message. To turn on the
message alert:
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu, and
then the MESSAGE ALERT submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Activating Call Screening
Your phone allows you to listen to callers leaving you a message.
This, Call Screen, feature can be turned on or off.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu and
then the CALL SCREEN submenu.
2. Move the cursor to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the OK soft. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Setting a Security Code or Personal
Identification Number (PIN)
To play your messages from a remote location, you will need
to enter a two-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) or PIN
Code.
1. Press the MENU soft key. Select the ANSW. SETUP menu, and
then the SECURITY CODE submenu.
2. Enter a two-digit security code (01-99) using the number
keypad 0-9.
3. Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
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Using the Answering Machine
The message counter on the LCD displays the number of
messages stored in memory. If the display flashes, then there are
new messages waiting for you that you have not yet listened to.
The answering machine plays your new messages first. After you
listen to all of your new messages, you can then play your old
messages.
NOTE
Time stamp will not be heard until you have set the
time.
Turning your Answering Machine On and Off
From the base
From the handset
Turning 1. With the phone in
1. With the phone in
standby, press .
standby, press the
On
soft key on the
2. The answering machine
handset. REMOTE
announces "Answering
ANSWERINGMACHINE
System is on" and plays
OPERATION appears
the current greeting.
on the handset display,
3. The message counter
and the answering
displays the number
machine announces
of messages stored in
the time, and the
memory. If the counter
number of new and old
flashes, then you have
messages.
new messages waiting.
2. Press 6 at any
time during the
announcement.
3. The answering machine
announces "Answering
System is on" and plays
the current greeting
message.
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From the base
From the handset
Turning 1. With the phone in
standby, press .
Off
2. The phone announces
"Answering System is
off."
3.
appears.
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1. With the phone in
standby, press the
soft key on the handset.
REMOTE ANSWERING
MACHINE OPERATION
appears on the handset
display, and the
answering machine
announces the time,
and the number of new
and old messages.
2. Press 9 at any
time during the
announcement. The
answering machine
announces "Answering
System is off."
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Reviewing Messages
When you have a new message, the new message LED on the
handset blinks. The LED stops blinking when you listen to all of
your new messages. The answering machine will play your new
messages first. After you play all of your new messages, you can
then play your old messages.
You can review your messages from the base or from the
handset:
From the base
From the handset
Playing
your
messages
Press
/EXIT. The
answering machine
announces the number
of new and old
messages. It announces
the message number,
plays the message,
and then announces
the time and date that
message was received.
Press the soft key.
REMOTE ANSWERING
MACHINE OPERATION
appears on the handset
display, and the
answering machine
announces the time,
and the number of new
and old messages.
Press /2 to play
your messages. After
playing the message,
the answering machine
announces the time and
date that message was
received.
Repeating
a message
Press or the
soft key once to go to
the beginning of the
current message. Press
or the
soft key
repeatedly to go back
to a previous message.
Press and hold to
rewind through the
current message.
Press /1 once to go
to the beginning of the
current message. Press
/1 repeatedly to
go back to a previous
message.
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From the base
From the handset
Skipping a
message
Press or the
soft key to go to the
beginning of the next
message. Press and
hold to fast forward
through the current
message.
Press /3 to go to the
beginning of the next
message.
Deleting a
message
While a message is
playing, press
or the DELETE
soft key to delete
it. The message is
permanently deleted.
While a message is
playing, press /4 to
delete it. The message
is permanently deleted.
Deleting all With the phone in
messages
standby, press
to delete all
messages. When the
answering machine
asks you to confirm,
press again.
All messages are
permanently deleted.
Not available
Stopping
a message
review
Press /5 or the STOP
soft key to stop a
message playback.
Press to exit the
answering machine and
return to standby.
Press
/EXIT to stop
a message playback
and return to standby.
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NOTES
• You cannot delete unheard messages. If you try
to delete messages before listening to them, the
answering machine will beep and say “Please
playback all messages.”
• If you press or the
soft key on the base
during the first two seconds (or press /1 on
the handset during the first four seconds) of a
message, the answering machine goes back to
the previous message.
Screening Calls
Your phone allows you to listen to callers leaving a message
without answering the phone. You can always hear callers from
the base speaker. To screen an incoming call from the handset
and base:
From the base
From the handset
1. After the answering
1. Press the SCREEN soft
machine answers, the base
key when the answering
speaker will let you hear the
machine is answering. If
calls at the machine records
another station is screening
the messages.
a call, you will hear a beep
and you will not be able to
2. To answer the call, press .
screen the call.
3. To mute the call screen,
2.
To answer the call, press
press the MUTE soft key, or
/FLASH.
/EXIT. To cancel muting,
press the SCREEN soft key. 3. To mute the call screen,
press the MUTE soft key.
To cancel muting press the
SCREEN soft key.
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Recording a Conversation
You can record a conversation between 2 seconds and 10
minutes long from the handset or the base. These recorded
conversations are treated just like regular messages. When
the answering machine is full,
will appear on the base LCD
and recording will be terminated. You can not record intercom
conversations with this feature.
From the base
From the handset
Starting a
recording
1. During a
1. During a
conversation, press
conversation, press
the MENU soft key
the MENU soft key,
then select CALL
and then or
RECORD. Press the
key to select CALL
OK soft key.
RECORD. Press the
OK soft key.
2. The LCD will display
RECORDING A CALL. 2. RECORDING A
A confirmation tone
CALL appears
that can be heard by
on the display. A
both parties sounds
confirmation tone
during recording.
that can be heard by
both parties sounds
during recording.
Stopping a
recording
1. Press the MENU soft
key then select CALL
RECORD. Press the
OK soft key.
2. The LCD will display
STOP RECORDING.
You will hear a
confirmation tone.
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1. Press the MENU soft
key, and then or
key to select CALL
RECORD. Press the
OK soft key.
2. STOP RECORDING
appears on the
display, and you will
hear a confirmation
tone.
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NOTES
• Every state has different regulations governing
the recording of conversations over the
telephone. Make sure to check your local, state
and federal laws before using this product to
record any telephone conversation in order to
determine that your use is in compliance with
such laws or guidelines.
• If the recording memory is full, UNAVAILABLE
appears in the display. You cannot record a
conversation until you clear some messages from
the memory.
Recording a Voice Memo
The voice memo feature allows you to record messages that
are between 2 seconds and 4 minutes long. You might want to
use this feature to leave messages for other members of your
household instead of written notes.
Starting
a memo
From the base
From the handset
1. With the phone in
standby, press the
RECORD soft key,
and then the START
soft key.
2. The answering
machine announces
"Record memo
message." Begin your
message after this
announcement and a
beep.
1. With the phone in
standby, press the
soft key.
2. REMOTE ANSWERING
MACHINE
OPERATION appears
on the display, and the
answering machine
announces the time,
and the number
of new and old
messages.
3. Press 7. The
answering machine
announces "Record
memo message."
Begin your
message after this
announcement.
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Stopping
a memo
From the base
From the handset
1. Press the STOP soft
key.
2. You hear a
confirmation tone,
and the answering
machine returns to
standby.
1. Press 7.
2. You hear a
confirmation tone,
and the answering
machine waits for
your next command.
3. Press /2 to hear
the message you just
recorded or to exit
and return to standby.
Message Alert
The Message Alert feature sounds a short alert tone whenever
you have a new message. When a new message is received and
Message Alert is on, the alert tone will sound every 15 seconds.
Set the Message Alert to on or off by using MENU. To activate the
message alert, see page 65 for details.
When all new messages are played back (see page 68), the
Message Alert tone will automatically deactivate.
The tone will not deactivate until all new messages are played
back. To quickly turn off the Message Alert tone, press any key on
the base.
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Remotely Operating Your
Answering Machine
You can access your answering machine while you are away
from home to check, play, delete messages, or even record a
new greeting message or to turn your answering machine on and
off.
NOTES
• The answering machine will only playback
messages for four minutes and then it returns to
the command-waiting mode. To continue playing
your messages, press 0 then 2 again within 15
seconds.
• If you enter an incorrect security code three
times, you will hear a beep and the answering
machine will return to standby.
To operate from a remote location, use any touch-tone telephone
and follow these steps:
1. Call your telephone number and wait for the answering
machine to answer. If the answering machine is off, it will
answer after about 10 rings and series of beeping sounds.
2. During the greeting message (or a series of beeps when the
answering machine is off), press 0 and enter your PIN code
within 2 seconds (see "Setting a Security Code or Personal
Identification Number (PIN)" on page 65).
3. The answering machine announces the current time and the
number of messages stored in memory. You hear "To play
incoming messages, press zero-two. For help, press onezero." You will hear a beep.
4. Enter a remote command within 15 seconds, each command
there after must be entered within 2 seconds. You may select
a command from the following chart:
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Remote Commands
Command
Function
0 then 1
Repeat a Message*
0 then 2
Playback Messages
0 then 3
Skipping a Message
0 then 4
Deleting a Message
0 then 5
Stop Operation
0 then 6
Answering Machine On
0 then 7
Memo Record/Stop**
0 then 8
Greeting Record/Stop**
0 then 9
Answer Machine Off
1 then 0
Help Guidance
* To Repeat a Message, press 0 then 1 within four seconds
to repeat the previous message, or press 0 then 1 after four
seconds to repeat the current message.
**For the Memo Record and Greeting Record/Stop, the first time
you enter the corresponding command, it starts the Recording.
If you want to stop the recording, press 0 then 7, 8, or 5.
1. When you finish, you will hear intermittent beeps indicating
that the answering machine is in the command waiting mode.
You can enter another command from the chart, or you can
hang up to exit the answering machine.
2. When you hang up, the answering machine automatically
returns to its normal standby setting.
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Troubleshooting
Changing the Digital Security Code
The digital security code is an identification code used to connect
the handset and the base. Your unit ships from the manufacturer
with a preset security code. Resetting this code is not normally
necessary. In the rare situation that you suspect another
cordless telephone is using the same security code or if you are
instructed to change this code by a manufacturer’s Call Center
Representative, you can change the code by:
1. Perform “Resetting the Handset” for all of your handsets by
following the steps on page 32.
2. Re-register each handset by placing in the base charging
cradle.
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Common Issues
If your phone is not performing to your expectations, please try
these simple steps first.
Symptom
Suggestion
The CHARGE/
IN USE
LED won’t
illuminate
when the
handset is
placed in the
cradle.
• Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into
the base or the charger (if you have more
than one handset) and wall outlet.
• Make sure the handset is properly seated in
the cradle.
• Make sure the charging contacts on the
handset are clean.
The audio
sounds weak.
• Move the handset and/or base away from
metal objects or appliances and try again.
• Make sure that you are not too far from the
base.
Can’t make or
receive calls.
• Make sure that you are not too far from the
base.
• Make sure the line is not in use. If an outside
call is already using a line, you cannot use
that line to make another outside call.
• Check both ends of the base telephone line
cord.
• Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into
the base and wall outlet.
• Disconnect the AC adapter and reconnect.
• Change the Digital Security Code (see page
76).
The handset
doesn’t ring
or receive a
page.
• Make sure that you are not too far from the
base.
• Charge the battery in the handset for at least
15-20 hours by placing the handset on the
base or charging cradle.
• Change the Digital Security Code (see page
76).
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Symptom
Suggestion
Severe noise
interference.
• Keep the handset away from microwave
ovens, computers, remote control toys,
wireless microphones, alarm systems,
intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent
lights, and electrical appliances.
• Move to another location or turn off the
source of interference.
The Caller
ID does not
display.
• The call was placed through a switchboard.
• Call your telephone provider to verify your
Caller ID service is current. There may be a
problem with your Caller ID service.
You cannot
register the
handset at
the base.
• Charge the battery pack in the handset for
15-20 hours.
• Change the Digital Security Code (see page
76).
• Make sure you have not stored 10 handsets
already.
The handset
doesn’t
communicate
with other
handsets.
• Change the Digital Security Code (see page
76).
• Make sure that you have registered all
handsets.
An extra
handset
can’t join the
conversation.
• Make sure there are not 2 handsets already
using the conference feature.
• Make sure that another station is not in
privacy mode.
The Room
Monitor
feature does
not work.
• Make sure to place the handset(s) within the
range of the base.
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Symptom
Suggestion
The
• Make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in.
answering
• Make sure that the answering machine is
machine does
turned on.
not work.
• Make sure that the message record time is
not set to Announce only (see page 64).
Messages are
incomplete.
• The incoming messages may be too long.
Remind callers to leave a brief message.
• The memory may be full. Delete some or all
of the saved messages.
There is no
sound on
the base
or handset
speaker
during call
monitoring
or message
playback.
• Adjust the speaker volume on the base or
handset.
• Make sure the call screen feature is set to
on.
Cannot
access
remote
features
from another
touch-tone
phone.
• Make sure you are using the correct PIN
number.
• Make sure that the touch-tone phone you
are using can transmit the tone for at least
two seconds. If it cannot, you may have to
use another phone to access your phone.
Time stamp
cannot be
heard.
• Make sure you have set the time (see
"Setting the Day and Time" on page 29).
If you still have problems, disconnect the phone. If other phones
on the same line work properly, the fault is in this phone or its
installation. If you cannot find the problem, take the phone to
your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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Care
Keep the phone dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use
and store the phone only in “room” temperature environments.
Handle the phone carefully; do not drop it. Keep the phone away
from dust and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to
keep it looking new.
Service and Repair
If your phone is not performing as it should, take it to your
local RadioShack store for assistance. To locate your nearest
RadioShack store, use the store locator feature on RadioShack’s
website (www.radioshack.com), or call 1-800-The Shack (8437422) and follow the menu options. Modifying or tampering with
the phone’s internal components can cause a malfunction and
might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to
operate it.
Appendix: Handset-Base
Registration
When you register the handset with the base, unique data is
written on both the base and the handset. The handset registered
to one base unit cannot be used with another base unit unless
the registration data is “de-registered” with the original base unit.
This means the handset must be within the range of the original
base unit to de-register. If for any reason the original base unit
is not within the range (or the registration data in the original
base unit is erased), “OUT OF RANGE” error takes place and you
cannot de-register the handset.
Should you encounter this trouble, follow these steps to deregister the handset and register to another base.
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1. On the handset, press and hold and # at the same time for
more than five seconds.
You will hear a confirmation tone. The handset will clear its
registration information from the base, and then delete its
own base information.
2. On the base you want to use, disconnect the AC adapter.
3. While holding FLASH/FIND HANDSET, connect the AC
adapter. Keep pressing FLASH/FIND HANDSET until the
CHARGE/IN USE indicator starts to blink.
4. Place the handset on the base and wait until the CHARGE/IN
USE indicator stops flashing.
This erases all the handset registration data on the base, not
limited to the handset you placed at Step 4 above. You need to
register other handset(s) also if you have more than one. First
de-register the handset as in Step 1 above, and then place it on
the base.
If you have trouble with de-registration, take your base and
handset (including accessory handset(s) if you have) to your
local RadioShack store or call 1-800-The Shack (843-7422) for
assistance.
Also, when you request repair or service, please be sure to bring
in the entire system (including accessory handset if used) so we
can keep your registration data intact.
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Glossary
Accessory Handset — This phone system is expandable: one
base supports a total of ten handsets. The accessory handset is a
handset that is compatible with this model.
Base — The main part of the phone that connects to your phone
line.
CID — Caller ID is available from your telephone provider and it
is offered to users on a subscription basis. With this service, you
can see the name and number of incoming callers.
CIDCW — Caller ID on Call Waiting is available from your
telephone provider and it is offered to users on a subscription
basis. With this service, you can see incoming caller information
while on another call.
CW Deluxe or Call Waiting Deluxe — Call Waiting Deluxe is
available from your telephone provider and it is offered to users
on a subscription basis. With this service and while on an existing
phone call, you can use additional menu options when a new
caller rings you.
DirectLinkTM — If you have accessory handsets on your system,
you can use two handsets as 2-way radios.
Global Settings — Global Settings apply to all registered
handsets. If you change something under the global menu,
you change it for all registered handsets. Only one handset can
change global settings at a time, and you have to make sure the
phone is not currently being used.
Standby — The handset is not in use. No line has been activated.
No dial tone is present.
Station — Any handset or base.
Talk — A telephone line has been activated on the handset,
enabling a dial tone.
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Index
Index
A
Accessory handsets
Animation screen
Answering a call
Answering machine
Message alert
Reviewing messages
Screening calls
Setting up
Turning on and off
When away from home
Any key answer
Area code
Auto talk
B
Banner
Battery
Belt clip
C
D
31
30
42
59
65
68
65
59
66
74
40
58
40
38
18
20
Caller ID
44
CIDCW (Caller ID on
Call Waiting) 29, 44
CWDX (Call Waiting
Deluxe)
29, 46
Deleting Caller ID
numbers
46
Making a call
from a record
45
Storing a record in
the phonebook
36
Using the list
45
Call waiting
44
Chain dialing
43
Conference call
51
Controls & Functions
12
Day and time
Dial mode
DirectLink
Displays and icons
Distinctive ring E
Earpiece volume
Entering text
F
FCC statement
Finding handsets
Four way function key
G
Greeting
Deleting
Recording
Selecting
H
Hanging up
Headset
Hold
29
28
54
21
40
49
27
8
50
25
61
63
62
63
42
20
51
I
Important safety
instructions Installation Intercom K
Key touch tone L
Language
For answering machine
For display
LCD contrast Low battery alert 83
10
14
55
30
28
61
28
30
19
Index
M
Making a call Message alert
Muting the microphone Muting the ringer O
Out of range 41
65
53
53
58
P
Personal identification
number (PIN)
65
Phonebook 33
Copying entries 37
Creating a new entry 33
Deleting entries 36
Editing an entry 35
Finding an entry 35
Making a call from the
phonebook 43
Storing a Caller ID
record 36
Storing a redial number 36
Privacy mode 54
Tone
Volume Room monitor S
Screening calls
Security code
Seven-digit dialing Soft key Speaker volume Speed dial
T
T-Coil Tone dialing switch over Transferring a call Traveling out of range W
Warranty R
Recording a call
71
Recording a voice memo 72
Redial 48
Deleting a record 48
Making a call
from a record
48
Storing a record in
the phonebook 36
Using the list
44
Registering handset 31, 80
Remote operation
74
Resetting handsets 32
Ringer
Distinctive ring 40
84
39
49
56
70
76
58
24
49
43
49
57
52
58
88
Memo
Memo
85
Memo
Memo
86
Memo
Memo
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LimitedOne-YearWarranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in
material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of
purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack
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