Radio Shack ET-910 Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 43-1085B
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
ET-910
900 MHz Digital Cordless Speakerphone
With Dual Keypads
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack ET-910 900 MHz
Digital Cordless Speakerphone With
Dual Keypads uses advanced digital
cordless telephone technology to
give you superior sound quality. It
uses the recently allocated 900 MHz
band which means less interference,
clearer sound, and greater range
than 46/49 MHz cordless telephones. Its cordless operation and
dual keypads let you make or answer
calls just about anywhere in your
home or office. Its features include:
Security Access Protection Code
— changes each time you place the
handset on the base, to minimize the
chances of other cordless phones
using your phone line.
900 MHz Operation — provides better sound and less interference than
many other cordless phones.
Out of Range Signal — the handset
beeps to let you know when you
move out of the base’s operating
range.
Digitally Encoded Signal — prevents other people from picking up
your phone’s signal and listening to
your conversations.
Dual Keypads — a full set of keys on
both the ET-910’s handset and base
let you use either keypad to make
and answer calls or program its features.
Speakerphone — lets you make or
answer calls without using the handset.
10-Number Memory Dialing — lets
you store up to 10 phone numbers in
memory for easy dialing.
10 Channels — scans 10 channels
(frequency pairs used between the
base and the handset) and automatically selects the one with the least
interference each time you make or
receive a call, and lets you change
the channel during a call.
Two-Way Intercom/Paging System
— lets you send a signal from the
base to the handset, or from the
handset to the base, so you can page
someone or easily locate the handset when it is away from the base. If
someone answers, you can use the
ET-910 like a two-way intercom.
Any-Key Answer — lets you press
any key on the handset (except OFF)
to answer an incoming call.
Digital Volume Controls — let you
adjust the volume of the sound you
hear through the handset and the
speakerphone.
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All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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Programmable Ringers — let you
select from four ringer types and turn
the ringer on or off from both the
handset and the speakerphone.
Handset/Base Disable — lets you
disable the ET-910’s handset or
base during a call to prevent anyone
from interrupting your call at the other
keypad.
Privacy — prevents the person on
the other end of the phone line from
hearing your conversation with
someone in the room.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special
phone services such as call waiting.
Important: Cordless phones such as
this one require AC power to operate.
When AC power is off, you cannot
dial out or receive incoming calls using your ET-910. For this reason, the
ET-910 should not be your only telephone. To be safe, you should also
have a phone that does not require
AC power to operate (not a cordless
phone) so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power
failure.
Warning: To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this product
to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
Redial — lets you quickly dial the last
number dialed.
Touch Tone (DTMF) or Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with
either type of dialing.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Hearing Aid Compatible — lets you
use this telephone with hearing aids
that have a T (telephone) switch.
This symbol is intended to alert
you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the
product’s enclosure that might be
of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not
open the product’s case.
This phone has been tested and
found to comply with all applicable
UL and FCC standards.
For your records, we recommend
you record the phone’s serial number
in the space below. The number is located on the bottom of the base.
!
!
This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.
Serial Number:
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READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
Your telephone conforms to federal
regulations, and you can connect it to
most telephone lines. However, each
device you connect to the phone line
draws power from the phone line. We
refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or
REN. The REN is on the label on the
base’s back.
If you are using more than one phone
or other device on the line, add up all
the RENs. If the total is more than
five, your phone might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might
impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device
from the line.
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FCC STATEMENT
This telephone complies with Part 68
of FCC Rules . You must, upon request, provide the FCC Registration
Number and the REN to your phone
company. These numbers are on the
label on the base’s back.
You must not connect your phone to
any of the following:
• Coin-operated systems
• Party-line systems
• Most electronic key phone systems
Note: Your telephone operates on
standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though the
access protection code prevents unauthorized use of your phone line, it
is possible for other radio units operating on similar frequencies within a
certain area to unintentionally intercept your conversations and/or
cause interference. This lack of privacy can occur with any cordless
phone.
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CONTENTS
Installation ...................................................................................................... 7
Selecting a Location .................................................................................... 7
Placing the Base on a Desktop ................................................................... 7
Mounting the Base on a Wall ....................................................................... 8
Mounting on a Wall Plate ....................................................................... 8
Mounting Directly on the Wall .............................................................. 10
Preparation ...................................................................................................
Installing the Battery Pack .........................................................................
Charging the Battery Pack .........................................................................
Setting the PULSE/TONE Switch ..............................................................
Adjusting the Ringers ................................................................................
Checking/Setting the Ringer Type .......................................................
Turning On/Off the Base’s Ringer ........................................................
Turning On/Off the Handset’s Ringer ...................................................
12
12
12
14
14
14
15
15
Operation ......................................................................................................
Making/Answering Calls ............................................................................
Using the Handset ...............................................................................
Using the Speakerphone .....................................................................
Switching Between the Handset and Speakerphone ...........................
Using Both the Handset and Speakerphone ........................................
Using REDIAL ...........................................................................................
Using HOLD ..............................................................................................
Using PRIVACY .........................................................................................
Using FLASH .............................................................................................
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ........................................................
Changing Channels ...................................................................................
16
16
16
17
18
18
18
19
19
20
20
20
Special Features ........................................................................................... 21
Using Memory Dialing ............................................................................... 21
Storing a Number in Memory ............................................................... 21
Storing a Pause in Memory .................................................................. 22
Dialing a Stored Number ...................................................................... 22
Chain Dialing Service Numbers ........................................................... 23
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ................................................... 23
Using the Intercom .................................................................................... 23
Paging from the Base to the Handset .................................................. 24
Paging from the Handset to the Base .................................................. 24
Using Handset/Base Disable ................................................................ 25
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Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................
Out of Range Indications ...........................................................................
Out of Range with No Call ...................................................................
Out of Range with a Call in Progress ..................................................
26
29
29
29
Care and Maintenance ................................................................................. 30
The FCC Wants You to Know .................................................................... 31
Lightning .................................................................................................... 31
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INSTALLATION
SELECTING A
LOCATION
You can set the ET-910’s base on a
flat surface (such as a desktop or
counter-top), mount it on a modular
jack wall plate, or mount it directly on
the wall. The base’s location affects
the phone’s range. If you have a
choice of several locations, try each
to see which one provides the best
performance.
• After you mount the phone, you
must install the battery pack and
charge it for 24 hours before you
use it the first time. See “Preparation” on Page 12.
PLACING THE BASE ON
A DESKTOP
3
2
Select a location that is:
• Near an AC outlet
4
• Near a telephone line jack
• Away from electrical machinery,
electrical appliances, and metal
walls or filing cabinets
TO TEL. LINE
1
• Away from wireless intercoms,
alarms, and room monitors
If the phone line jack is not a modular
jack, you must update the wiring. You
can convert the wiring yourself, using
jacks and adapters available at your
local Radio Shack store. Or, you can
let the phone company update the
wiring for you.
Notes:
• The phone company charges for
the installation of the necessary
jacks.
1. Plug one end of the supplied 7foot modular cord into the TO
TEL LINE jack on the back of the
ET-910’s base.
2. Plug the modular cord’s other
end into a modular phone line
jack.
3. Plug the ET-910’s AC cord into a
standard AC outlet.
4. For the best reception, adjust
the base’s antenna so it stands
straight up.
• The USOC number of the baseboard jack to be installed is
RJ11C.
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MOUNTING THE BASE
ON A WALL
Using the supplied mounting bracket,
you can mount the ET-910’s base on
a phone jack wall plate or directly on
the wall.
To prepare the bracket for mounting,
twist off the tabs attached to the center of the bracket and press them securely into the holes on the narrow
end of the bracket.
2. Plug one end of the supplied 7inch modular cord into the TO
TEL LINE jack, then press the
cord under the other recessed
clip on the bottom of the phone.
TO TEL. LINE
3. Insert the tabs on the supplied
mounting bracket into the slots
on the base’s bottom. Then
press the bracket down until it
snaps into place.
Mounting on a Wall Plate
1. Press the ET-910’s AC cord
under the recessed clip directly
below it on the bottom of the
phone.
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4. Press the AC cord into the top
and bottom grooves on the left
side of the bracket, press the
modular cord into the center
groove on the right side of the
bracket, then plug the modular
cord into the modular phone
jack.
CORDLESS TELEPHONE ET-910
CHARGE
HANDSET IN USE
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
TONE
0
OPER
#
7. Plug the ET-910’s AC cord into a
standard AC outlet.
TONE
PULSE
5. Line up the keyhole slots on the
bracket with the studs on the
wall plate, then slide the base
down onto the wall plate until it
is secure.
RINGER
ON OFF
8. For the best reception, adjust
the base’s antenna so it stands
straight up.
Note: If you want to remove the supplied bracket after attaching it, simply
press in the tab on each side of the
bracket and lift the bracket away from
the base.
6. Press up on the handset holder
to remove it, turn it over so its
tabbed edge faces up, then
press it back down into its slot
on the base.
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Mounting Directly on the
Wall
Using a drill (not supplied) and the
supplied screws and spacers, you
can easily mount your ET-910 directly on the wall.
1. At the desired mounting location, drill two holes 3 15/16 inches
apart, one above the other.
315/16”
2. Place a spacer over each screw,
then thread a screw into each
wall hole until the screw’s head
extends about 1/4 inch from the
wall.
4. Plug one end of the supplied 7foot modular cord into the TO
TEL LINE jack, then press the
cord under the other recessed
clip on the bottom of the phone.
TO TEL. LINE
5. Insert the tabs on the supplied
mounting bracket into the slots
on the base’s bottom, then press
the bracket down until it snaps
into place.
3. Press the ET-910’s AC cord
under the recessed clip directly
below it on the bottom of the
phone.
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6. Press the AC cord into the top
and bottom grooves on the left
side of the bracket, press the
modular cord into the top and
bottom grooves on the right side
of the bracket, then plug the
modular cord into a modular
phone jack.
CORDLESS TELEPHONE ET-910
CHARGE
HANDSET IN USE
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
TONE
0
OPER
#
9. Plug the ET-910’s AC cord into a
standard AC outlet.
10. For the best reception, adjust
the base’s antenna so it stands
straight up.
PULSE
TONE
RINGER
ON OFF
7. Line up the keyhole slots on the
bracket with the screws on the
wall, then slide the base down
onto the screws until it is secure.
Note: If you want to remove the supplied bracket after attaching it, simply
press in the tab on each side of the
bracket and lift the bracket away from
the base.
8. Press up on the handset holder
to remove it, turn it over so its
tabbed edge faces up, then
press it back down into its slot
on the base.
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PREPARATION
INSTALLING THE
BATTERY PACK
To install the supplied rechargeable
battery pack, place it on the battery
compartment tracks, then slide it up
(toward the antenna) until it locks in
place.
Note: You must charge a new battery
pack at least 24 hours before you use
it the first time.
When the handset’s battery pack no
longer recharges, replace the battery
pack. You can order a replacement
battery pack from your local Radio
Shack store.
To remove the battery pack, press
the tab on the back of the handset,
slide the battery down (away from the
antenna) until it stops, then lift it up to
remove it.
Note: The phone uses one rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery pack. At
the end of the battery’s useful life, it
must be recycled or disposed of
properly. Contact your local, county,
or state hazardous waste management authorities for information on
recycling or disposal programs in
your area. Some options that might
be available are: municipal curbside
collection, drop-off boxes at retailers,
recycling collection centers, and
mailback programs.
CHARGING THE
BATTERY PACK
You must charge the battery pack at
least 24 hours before you use the
ET-910 the first time or when you replace the battery. To charge or recharge the battery pack, simply place
the handset on the cradle. The
CHARGE indicator lights.
CHARGE
Indicator
CORDLESS • SPEAKERPHONE ET-910
CHARGE
12
HANDSET IN USE
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
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Notes:
• If the CHARGE indicator does
not light or blinks continuously
when you place the handset on
the cradle, be sure the battery
and AC adapter are correctly
and securely connected. Also,
check the charging contacts on
both the handset and base. If
the contacts are dirty or tarnished, clean them with a pencil
eraser.
• If the handset is charged, and
the AC adapter is unplugged
from the AC outlet or the AC outlet loses power, the handset
beeps intermittently until power
is restored to the base and the
security access-protection code
is reset. To turn off the handset
sooner so it stops beeping,
press TONE
, #, or any num0
9
ber key ( - ).
• If the base loses AC power and
the handset is away from the
base, place the handset on the
base for a few seconds after AC
power is restored. This resets
the security access-protection
code.
You can recharge the battery pack at
any time, but you must be sure to recharge the battery pack when the
handset’s PRIVACY/LOW BATT indicator lights.
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
1
INT.CM
ABC
2
OFF
DEF
3
If the battery pack will not hold a
charge, replace it. We recommend
you replace the battery pack about
once a year.
Notes:
• The first time you use your
phone after charging a new or
completely discharged battery,
the handset might not work or it
might sound an error tone when
you press TALK. If this happens,
replace the handset on the cradle for about 5 seconds, then try
again.
• About once a month, fully discharge the battery. Otherwise, it
will lose its ability to fully
recharge, and you might have to
recharge and replace it more
often.
To fully discharge the battery,
keep the handset off the cradle
until PRIVACY/LOW BATT turns
on. Then return the handset to
the base and fully recharge the
battery.
• Some deeply discharged batteries take longer to charge. If
overnight charging is not sufficient, try charging for up to 48
hours.
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SETTING THE
PULSE/TONE SWITCH
ADJUSTING THE
RINGERS
Set PULSE/TONE for the type of service you have. If you are not sure
which type you have, do this test.
The ET-910 lets you control its base
and handset ringers separately. You
can choose from four different ringer
types for the base and handset, or
turn off the ringer on one or both.
1. Set PULSE/TONE to TONE.
PULSE
TONE
Note: If you turn off the ringer on the
base or handset, you can still make
calls normally using that keypad and
you can still answer calls if you hear
another phone on that same line ring
(see “Operation” on Page 16).
RINGER
ON OFF
2. Press TALK on the handset or
SPKR (speakerphone) on the
base and listen for a dial tone.
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
3. Press any number other than 0.
If the dial tone stops, you have
touch tone service. Leave
PULSE/TONE set to TONE.
Checking/Setting the Ringer
Type
The ET-910’s base and handset are
both preset to use the same ringer
type (ringer type 1). Follow these
steps to change the base or the
handset’s ringer type using that keypad.
1. Press PROG on the base or
handset. The indicator above
SPKR on the base or TALK on
the handset flashes.
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
If the tone continues, you have
pulse service. Set PULSE/TONE
to PULSE.
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
4. To hang up, either place the
handset on the cradle or press
OFF on the handset or SPKR on
the base.
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TONE
0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
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2. Within 30 seconds, press #, then
press 1-4 (one key after the
other) to hear the different ringer
types. The ET-910 sounds a different ringer type for each key.
Notes:
• To hear the currently selected
ringer type, press 0 anytime
after you press # during this
step.
• If the indicator above TALK
turns off before you make
your selection, press PROG
again then repeat this step.
3. When you hear the ringer type
you want to use, press # to
select it. The indicator turns off.
Repeat these steps using the other
keypad to change the base or the
handset’s ringer type.
Turning On/Off the Base’s
Ringer
If you want the ET-910’s base to ring
when a call comes in, set RINGER to
ON.
PULSE
TONE
RINGER
ON OFF
If you do not want the base’s ringer to
sound, set RINGER to OFF.
Turning On/Off the
Handset’s Ringer
The ET-910’s handset is preset to
ring when a call comes in. To turn off
the handset’s ringer, follow these
steps.
1. Press PROG . The
above TALK flashes.
indicator
2. Within 30 seconds, press #, then
5.
Note: If the indicator above
TALK turns off before you complete this step, press PROG
again then repeat this step.
3. Press # again. The indicator
turns off and the handset ringer
is now turned off.
Notes:
• To turn the handset’s ringer on
again, simply follow the steps in
“Checking/Setting the Ringer
Type” on Page 14 and select the
desired ringer type.
• If the handset’s ringer is turned
on and you press OFF while the
handset is ringing, the handset’s
ringer turns off for that call only,
then it automatically turns on
about 5 seconds after the call
ends. See “Making/Answering
Calls” on Page 16.
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OPERATION
Important: If you move the handset
outside the base’s range, the handset will not operate properly and a
call in progress might be disconnected (see “Troubleshooting” on
Page 26).
Note: You can use the keypad on either the handset or the base to operate the ET-910. To use the phone’s
features during a call, however, you
must use the same keypad that you
used to make or answer that call.
MAKING/ANSWERING
CALLS
To answer a call if the handset is on
the base, simply lift the handset and
begin your conversation.
To answer a call if the handset is not
on the base, press any key on the
handset (except OFF) before speaking.
Notes:
• Both the HANDSET IN USE
indicator on the base and the
TALK indicator on the handset
flash when you receive a call,
and light steadily while the handset is in use.
Using the Handset
TONE
To make a call using the handset,
simply lift the handset and press
TALK . When you hear the dial tone,
dial the desired phone number or
memory number (see “Using Memory Dialing” on Page 21).
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
0
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
TONE
OPER
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
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OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
CORDLESS • SPEAKERPHONE ET-910
CHARGE
GHI
PRS
HANDSET IN USE
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
OPER
0
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
• If the handset’s ringer is turned
on and you press OFF while the
handset is ringing, the handset’s
ringer turns off for that call only,
then it automatically turns on
about 5 seconds after the call
ends.
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• To turn the handset’s volume up
or down during a call, press
or
on the side of the handset.
To answer a call using the speakerphone, simply press SPKR so the
SPKR indicator turns on, then begin
your conversation.
To end a speakerphone call, simply
press SPKR again. The SPKR indicator turns off.
Notes:
To end a call, place the handset on
the base or press OFF. The HANDSET IN USE indicator on the base
and the TALK indicator on the handset turn off.
• To turn the speaker’s volume up
or down before, during, or after
you make or answer a call using
the speakerphone, press VOLUME s or t.
•
•
•
•
•
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
SPKR
VOLUME
Using the Speakerphone
To make a call using the speakerphone, simply press SPKR so the
SPKR indicator turns on, listen for
the dial tone, then dial the desired
phone number or memory number
(see “Using Memory Dialing” on
Page 21). When the other party answers, begin your conversation.
•
•
•
•
•
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
DIGITAL
• The speakerphone’s microphone is most effective when
you speak toward it from about
20 inches away. However, if the
other party has trouble hearing
you, try moving closer to the
microphone.
• While using the speakerphone,
you cannot hear the other party
while you are speaking.
• If background noise interferes
with the speakerphone’s operation, you can turn off the ET910’s microphone while the
other party is speaking (see
“Using PRIVACY” on Page 19).
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Switching Between the
Handset and Speakerphone
To switch to the speakerphone at any
time during a call while you are using
the handset, simply press SPKR on
the base so its red indicator turns on,
then press OFF to turn off the handset.
During the call, one of you can hang
up and end the call at that keypad
and let the call continue at the other
keypad.
Or, you can both hang up at the
same time to end the call.
USING REDIAL
To switch to the handset at any time
during a call while you are using the
speakerphone, simply lift the handset off the base. The red SPKR indicator turns off and the handset’s red
TALK indicator turns on.
Note: If the handset is already off the
base, you must first press TALK to
switch from the speakerphone to the
handset, then press SPKR so its red
indicator turns off. If you do not, you
will disconnect the call.
To redial the last number dialed,
press TALK to get a dial tone on the
handset or press SPKR to get a dial
tone on the base, then press REDIAL.
The phone automatically dials the
last number dialed.
TONE
OPER
0
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
3
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
Using Both the Handset and
Speakerphone
If you make or answer a call using
the speakerphone, someone else
can press TALK on the handset and
join the conversation.
If you make or answer a call using
the handset, one or more people can
join the conversation by pressing
SPKR on the base.
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#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
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USING HOLD
USING PRIVACY
To place a call on hold, simply press
HOLD. The HOLD indicator on the
base and the TALK indicator on the
handset (if it is off the base) flash to
remind you that the call is on hold.
You and the other party cannot hear
each other.
To talk to someone else in the room
without the person on the other end
of the phone line hearing your conversation, press and release PRIVACY during the call. The PRIVACY/
LOW BATT indicator on the handset
or the PRIVACY indicator on the
base lights steadily.
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TONE
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
MEM
PROG
OPER
0
#
REDIAL
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
TALK
HOLD
FLASH
INT.CM
TONE
0
OPER
#
INT.CM
OFF
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
PRIVACY
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
SPKR
VOLUME
INT.CM
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
TONE
MEM
PROG
0
OPER
#
SPKR
VOLUME
REDIAL
DIGITAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
DIGITAL
To take a call off hold and resume
your conversation, simply press
SPKR on the base or TALK on the
handset (whichever you used to
make or answer the call). The HOLD
indicator turns off.
Press PRIVACY again to resume your
phone conversation. The indicator
turns off.
Notes:
• If you are using the handset, you
can lay it down on a flat surface
or place it on the base after you
place the call on hold.
• If the handset is on the base and
a call is on hold, you can simply
pick up the handset to take the
call off hold.
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USING FLASH
CHANGING CHANNELS
You can use FLASH to produce a
switchhook signal for special phone
services, such as call waiting. If you
have call waiting, press FLASH to
take an incoming call without disconnecting the current call. Press FLASH
again to return to the first call.
The ET-910 continuously scans 10
channels (frequency pairs used between the base and the handset) and
automatically selects the one with
the least interference each time you
make or receive a call using the
handset.
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
If you notice interference during a
call, however, you can repeatedly
press INT.CM on the handset to try
and find a clearer channel. The ET910 changes to a different channel
each time you press the key.
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
DIGITAL
Note: If you do not have any special
phone services, pressing FLASH
might disconnect the current call.
TALK
If you have pulse service, you can
temporarily switch to sending tones
for banking services or computer
transactions.
Dial the number as usual, then simply press TONE
at the appropriate
place in the call to change to tone dialing. The phone automatically returns to pulse dialing when you end
the call.
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OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
OPER
0
TONE
USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
INT.CM
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
Note: You cannot change the channel while using HOLD.
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SPECIAL FEATURES
USING MEMORY
DIALING
You can store up to 10 numbers in
the ET-910’s memory, then dial them
at the press of a few buttons.
Notes:
• Each phone number can be up
to 16 digits long.
• You can use either the base or
the handset to program and dial
stored numbers on the ET-910.
Storing a Number in
Memory
Note: You must complete Steps 1-3
within 30 seconds of each other. If
you do not, the ET-910 sounds a long
beep, all indicators stop flashing, and
you must start over again at Step 1.
1. Press PROG on the handset or
the base. The TALK indicator on
the handset or the SPKR indicator on the base flashes.
2. Press the number key (0-9) of
the memory location where you
want to store the phone number.
Notes:
• To store the last number you
dialed, you can simply press
REDIAL.
• You can store special banking
or telephone service numbers (such as access codes
or account numbers) in memory.
• For security purposes, we
recommend that you do not
store private numbers in
memory, such as personal
identification
numbers
or
passwords.
• If you have pulse service and
want to use tone dialing, enter
TONE
at the appropriate
place in the sequence of numbers.
• To store one or more pauses
in the memory number, see
“Storing a Pause in Memory”
on Page 22.
entry
• Each pause or TONE
counts as one memory digit.
4. Press MEM (memory) to store
the number in memory. The
phone sounds a “chirping” beep
and all indicators turn off.
3. Enter the phone number you
want to store (up to 16 digits).
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
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To store additional numbers, repeat
Steps 1-4 for each number you want
to store.
To add one or more 2-second pauses to a phone number you are storing
in memory, press HOLD at each point
where a pause is needed.
Notes:
TONE
• To change a number in memory,
simply store a new one in its
place.
• To erase a number from memory, repeat Steps 1-4, and skip
Step 3.
• Write the memory location number and name associated with
each stored phone number on
the memory dialing card. We
recommend you use a pencil in
case you want to change the
name later.
MEMORY DIALING
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
OPER
0
TONE
#
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
3
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
0
SPKR
#
OPER
VOLUME
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
DIGITAL
Note: Each pause entry counts as
one memory digit in the stored number.
Dialing a Stored Number
To dial a number stored in memory,
when you hear the dial tone, press
MEM then the desired memory location number (0-9).
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
Storing a Pause in Memory
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
In some telephone systems, you
must dial an access code ( 9, for example) and wait for a second dial
tone before you can dial an outside
number. You can store the access
code with the phone number. However, you should also store a pause
after the access code to allow the
outside line time to connect.
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0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
Note: If you select a memory location
number that does not have a phone
number stored in it, press MEM again
then press the correct memory location number.
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Chain Dialing Service
Numbers
You can make a call using more than
one of the ET-910’s memory locations. This is called chain dialing.
Chain dialing is useful for dialing special services such as alternate long
distance or bank-by-phone.
When calling special services, dial
the service’s main number first.
Then, at the appropriate place in the
call, press MEM and the number for
the memory location where the additional information is stored.
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you store an emergency service’s
number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you want
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 THE INTERCOM
You can use the ET-910 as a twoway pager and intercom between the
base and the handset. This is useful
if the handset is away from the base
and you want to locate it, or if you
want to have a conversation between
the handset and the base.
Notes:
• You cannot speak and hear the
other party at the same time during an intercom conversation.
• If a call comes in during an intercom conversation, either of the
intercom parties can answer the
call as they normally would, but
the intercom call will be disconnected.
• If the handset is in use when it
receives a page, it sounds only
one quiet ring.
• If a call is in progress on either
the handset or the base when it
receives a page, you can press
HOLD to put the call on hold,
then press INT.CM to answer the
page. When you finish the intercom call, simply press TALK on
the handset or SPKR on the
base to disconnect the intercom
and resume the phone call.
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Paging from the Base to the
Handset
To send a page from the base to the
handset, press and release INT.CM
on the base. The handset sounds
five distinctive rings (different than
the ringer type for a normal call), and
the base’s INT.CM indicator lights
steadily during each ring.
•
•
•
•
•
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
To answer a page at the handset,
simply press INT.CM on the handset.
The base sounds one long beep followed by a short one. Begin your
conversation after the INT.CM indicator lights steadily on your keypad.
Either party can end an intercom call.
To end an intercom call, either press
INT.CM on the base or OFF on the
handset. All indicators turn off.
Paging from the Handset to
the Base
To send a page from the handset to
the base, press and release INT.CM
on the handset. The base sounds
one long beep followed by a short
one, and automatically answers the
handset’s page (whether or not anyone is there). Begin your conversation after the INT.CM indicator lights
steadily on your keypad.
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
OPER
0
TONE
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
OPER
0
TONE
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
Note: If a page is not answered at the
handset within 5 rings, the page automatically ends. To send another
page from the base, press INT.CM
again.
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Note: Since the base only sounds
one long beep followed by a short
one before it automatically answers,
you might need to wait until that party
has a chance to get within speaking
range of the base before beginning
your conversation.
Either party can end an intercom call.
To end an intercom call, either press
INT.CM on the base or OFF on the
handset. All indicators turn off.
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USING HANDSET/BASE
DISABLE
To disable the other keypad (the one
you are not using) at any time during
a call so no one can use that keypad
to access your call or an outgoing
line, simply press PROG on the keypad you are currently using.
TONE
OPER
0
#
PRIVACY / LOW BATT
TALK
INT.CM
OFF
1
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PRS
7
TUV
8
WXY
9
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
INT.CM
TONE
0
OPER
#
HOLD
FLASH
PRIVACY
MEM
PROG
REDIAL
SPKR
VOLUME
DIGITAL
Notes:
• Pressing PROG on your keypad
does not disable other telephones or devices on the same
phone line.
• You can still send or answer a
page at either keypad while a
keypad is disabled. This automatically enables the disabled
keypad.
The ET-910 automatically enables
the other keypad when you end that
call. To enable it before then, simply
press PROG again on your keypad.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your phone, but if you do, the
following suggestions might help.
Problem
Low volume or unusual sounds.
Solution
• Someone has picked up at
another phone on the same line.
Hang up the other phone.
• Press
on the handset to turn
up the handset’s volume or
VOLUME s on the base to turn
up the speaker’s volume.
Severe noise interference.
• Return the handset to the cradle
for a few seconds to reset the
security access protection code,
then try again.
• You might be moving out of
range (see “Out of Range Indications” on Page 29). Move the
handset closer to the base or
relocate the base.
• Keep the handset away from
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 phone cannot be operated at a
useful distance from the base
because the signal becomes weak or
noisy (handset’s range has
decreased).
• Adjust the base’s antenna so it
stands straight up.
• Return the handset to the cradle, and recharge the battery.
• Be sure neither antenna is
touching a metal surface.
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Problem
Solution
The phone does not work or works
poorly.
Be sure the base’s phone line cord
and AC adapter are correctly and
securely connected.
The handset battery does not charge.
Check the charging contacts on the
handset and base. If they are dirty,
clean them with a pencil eraser.
Handset doesn’t ring or receive a
page.
• The battery pack might be
weak. Charge the battery on
the base for 15-24 hours.
• Be sure the handset’s ringer is
turned on.
• Adjust the base’s antenna so it
stands straight up.
• Move closer to the base.
• Move the base away from noise
sources.
• Return the handset to the base
to reset it.
The handset stops working or works
poorly during a call.
• Move the handset closer to the
base.
• Change channels.
• Be sure the handset’s battery is
charged. (If the battery power is
too low, it does not have
enough power to light the PRIVACY/LOW BATT indicator.)
• Adjust the base’s antenna so it
stands straight up.
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Problem
Solution
The caller’s voice gets cut off and is
hard to hear when using the speakerphone.
• Press VOLUME s to turn up the
speaker’s volume.
• Press PRIVACY to turn off the ET910’s microphone while the other
party is speaking.
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 your phone to your local Radio Shack store for assistance.
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OUT OF RANGE
INDICATIONS
Out of Range with a Call in
Progress
If you move the ET-910’s handset out
of the base’s range, the handset will
not operate properly. While it is out of
range, the handset sounds different
alert tones and flashes various indicators.
If you move the handset out of the
base’s range while a call is in
progress, the handset’s INT.CM indicator lights steadily, the handset
beeps quietly at 5-second intervals,
and you and the other party cannot
hear each other.
Note: To turn off the out of range indications while the handset is out of
range, you can press TONE
, #, or
any number key (0-9). (You can
press OFF to turn them back on
again.)
If you move the handset back within
the base’s range within 30 seconds,
the INT.CM indicator turns off, the
handset stops beeping, and you can
resume your phone conversation.
Out of Range with No Call
If you move the handset out of the
base’s range when the handset is not
in use, the handset’s INT.CM indicator flashes and the handset beeps
quietly at 30-second intervals. When
you move the handset back within
range of the base again, the INT.CM
indicator turns off and the handset
stops beeping.
If you keep the handset out of the
base’s range for 30 seconds or more,
the call is disconnected (the TALK indicator turns off), the INT.CM indicator begins to flash, and the handset
begins to beep at 30-second intervals. When you move the handset
back within range of the base again,
the indicator turns off and the handset stops beeping.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Radio Shack ET-910 900 MHz Digital Cordless Speakerphone With Dual
Keypads is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your phone so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the phone dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
contain minerals that can corrode electronic circuits.
Handle the phone gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage its
circuit boards and cases and cause it to work improperly.
Use and store the phone only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic
devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the phone away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.
CLEANER
Wipe the phone with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the phone.
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. If your phone is not performing as it should, take it to your local Radio
Shack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the phone lines, the phone
company might ask you to disconnect your phone until you have resolved the
problem.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU
TO KNOW
In the unlikely event that your phone
causes problems on the phone line,
the phone company can temporarily
discontinue your service. The phone
company normally 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 telephone.
The phone company normally notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the
necessary steps to prevent interruption of your phone service.
This equipment complies with the
limits for a Class B digital device as
specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules.
These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However,
your equipment might cause TV or
radio interference even when it is operating properly.
To eliminate interference, you can try
one or more of the following corrective measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
• Increase the distance between
the equipment and the radio or
TV
• Use outlets on different electrical
circuits for the equipment and
the radio or TV
Consult your local Radio Shack store
if the problem still exists.
LIGHTNING
Your phone has built-in protection
circuits to reduce the risk of damage
from surges in phone line current.
These protection circuits meet or exceed FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the phone lines can
damage your phone.
Lightning damage is not common.
Nevertheless, if you live in an area
which has severe electrical storms,
we suggest that you unplug your
phone during storms to reduce the
possibility of damage.
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Limited One-Year Warranty
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 franchisees and dealers. In the event of a product defect during
the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to
any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct
the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of
the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and
products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned
parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts
and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for
repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack
SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON
OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR
ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
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