Radio Shack Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System Owner`s manual

900 MHz Digital Spread
Spectrum Speakerphone
Please read before using this equipment.
Owner’s Manual
with Digital Answering Machine
ˆ Contents
Features .................................................................................................................................. 6
Telephone Features .......................................................................................................... 6
Answering System Features ............................................................................................. 7
Installation .............................................................................................................................. 8
Mounting the Phone .......................................................................................................... 8
On a Desk Top ........................................................................................................... 8
On a Wall Plate or Wall .............................................................................................. 8
Connecting, Charging, and Replacing the Battery Pack ................................................... 9
Setting the Dialing Mode ................................................................................................. 10
Turning the Base’s Ringer On and Off ............................................................................ 11
Setting the Handset Ringer’s Tone and Volume ............................................................. 11
Setting the Number of Rings ........................................................................................... 11
Setting the Day/Time ....................................................................................................... 11
A Quick Look at Your Phone ............................................................................................... 12
Operation .............................................................................................................................. 13
Making and Receiving Calls ............................................................................................ 13
Selecting the Channel ..................................................................................................... 14
Setting the Handset Volume ............................................................................................ 14
Using the Speakerphone ................................................................................................. 14
Answering Calls with the Speakerphone ................................................................. 14
Switching Between the Handset and Speakerphone ............................................... 14
Using Both the Handset and Speakerphone ............................................................ 14
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line .............................................................................. 14
Using Redial .................................................................................................................... 15
Using Flash ..................................................................................................................... 15
Paging ............................................................................................................................. 15
Memory Dialing ............................................................................................................... 15
Storing a Number in Memory ................................................................................... 15
Entering a Pause ..................................................................................................... 16
Dialing a Memory Number ....................................................................................... 16
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers ............................................................................... 16
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ....................................................................... 16
Using the Phone Company’s Special Services ............................................................... 16
Editing Service Numbers ......................................................................................... 17
Resetting to the Factory Setting ............................................................................... 17
Using a Headset .............................................................................................................. 17
Answering System Operation .............................................................................................
Selecting the Outgoing Message ....................................................................................
Recording/Deleting an Outgoing Message .....................................................................
Setting the Record Time .................................................................................................
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Answering Calls ..............................................................................................................
Screening Calls ..............................................................................................................
Recording Incoming Messages ......................................................................................
Recording a Memo .........................................................................................................
Recording a Conversation ..............................................................................................
Playing Messages ..........................................................................................................
Adjusting the Volume ......................................................................................................
Deleting Messages .........................................................................................................
Remote Operation ..........................................................................................................
Setting the Remote Operation PIN ..........................................................................
Using the Toll-Saver ................................................................................................
Using Remote Commands ......................................................................................
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Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................... 22
Care ................................................................................................................................ 23
Important:
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.
Cordless phones such as this one require
AC power to operate. When the AC power is
off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming
calls using your phone. To be safe, you
should also have a phone that does not need
AC power to operate (not a cordless phone)
so you can still make and receive calls if
there is an AC power failure.
When AC power is lost, the phone loses the
security access-protection code connection
between the base and the handset. When
power is restored, put the handset on the
base briefly to restore this connection so you
can use the handset.
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.
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are
included in the literature accompanying this product.
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. 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
telephone. The telephone company notifies
you of these changes in advance, so you can
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take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.
Your phone might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To
determine whether your phone is causing the
interference, turn off your phone. If the interference goes away, your phone is causing it.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
• moving your phone away from the
receiver
• connecting your phone to an AC outlet
that is on a different electrical circuit
from the receiver
• contacting your local RadioShack store
for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the
FCC requires that you stop using your
phone.
Some cordless telephones operate on frequencies that might cause interference to
nearby TVs and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the base of the cordless telephone should not be placed near or
on top of a TV or VCR.
We have designed your phone to conform to
federal regulations and 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.
If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the
total is more than five (three in rural areas),
your phones might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove one of the devices
from the line.
Your phone is ETL listed to UL standards
and meets all applicable FCC standards.
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FCC STATEMENT
Your telephone complies with Part 68 of FCC
Rules. Upon request, you must provide the
phone’s FCC registration number and REN
to your telephone company. These numbers
are on the bottom of the base.
Note: You must not connect your telephone
to:
• coin-operated systems
• party-line systems
• most electronic key phone systems
LIGHTNING
Your telephone has built-in lightning protection to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone line and power line current.
This lightning protection meets or exceeds
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:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the product.
3. Never install telephone wiring during a
lightning storm.
4. Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations.
5. Never touch uninsulated telephone
wires or terminals unless the telephone
line has been disconnected at the network interface.
6. Use caution when installing or modifying
telephone lines.
7. Do not fix the AC power supply cord to
building surfaces with metal fittings (if
the product has an AC power cord).
8. Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
9. Do not use this product near water, for
example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool.
10. Do not place this product on an unstable
cart, stand, or table. The product may
fall, causing serious damage to the
product.
11. Slots and openings in the cabinet and
the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To protect it from overheating,
these openings must not be blocked or
covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register. This
product should not be placed in a built-in
installation unless proper ventilation is
provided.
12. This product should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure
of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your local power company.
13. Do not allow anything to rest on the
power cord. Do not locate this product
where the cord will be stepped on.
14. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock.
15. Never push objects of any kind into this
product through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or
short out parts that could result in a risk
of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
16. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not disassemble this product. Take it to
a qualified serviceman when service or
repair work is required. Opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric
shock when the product is subsequently
used.
17. Unplug this product from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
• When the power cord plug is damaged or frayed.
• If liquid has been spilled into the
product.
• If the product has been exposed to
rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions because improper
adjustments of other controls may
result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified
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technician to restore the product to
normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or
the cabinet has been damaged.
• If the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
18. Avoid using a telephone (other than a
cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric
shock from lightning.
19. Do not use the telephone to report a gas
leak while in the vicinity of the leak.
BATTERY SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire or injury,
read and follow these instructions.
1. Use only the appropriate type and size
of battery pack specified in this owner’s
manual.
2. Do not dispose of a battery pack in a
fire. The cell may explode. Check with
local codes for possible special disposal
instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery
pack. Released electrolyte is corrosive
and may cause damage to the eyes or
skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling the battery
pack in order not to short it with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets
and keys. The battery or conductor may
overheat and cause burns.
5. Charge the battery pack provided with or
identified for use with this product only in
accordance with the instructions and
limitations specified in the instruction
manual provided for this product.
6. Observe proper polarity orientation
between the battery pack and battery
charger.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
ˆ Features
Your Sprint 900 MHz Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless Telephone uses advanced
cordless telephone technology to give you
superior audio quality and extended range.
Its headset jack lets you connect an optional
headset for hands-free convenience.
TELEPHONE FEATURES
Spread Spectrum Technology — spreads
the signal across several frequencies, providing additional security for your phone conversations.
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900 MHz — provides longer range and less
interference than many other cordless
phones.
20 Channels — automatically selects a clear
channel when you make or answer a call.
You can also manually change channels during a call.
10-Number Memory Dialing — lets you
store 10 numbers in memory for easy dialing.
Network Services — lets you use the telephone company’s special subscription services such as Return Call, Repeat Dial, 3-
Features
Way Call, and Cancel Call Waiting with the
press of a button.
ANSWERING SYSTEM
FEATURES
Backlight — lights the keypad when you
press a button or when a call comes in to facilitate operation in a dark room.
Day/Time Stamp — records the day and
time each message is recorded.
Page — lets you send a signal from the base
to the handset to page someone or to help
you locate the handset.
Two Prerecorded Messages — give you
the option of using one of two prerecorded
outgoing messages or recording your own.
Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume you hear through the handset.
Announcement Only — lets you play an announcement for callers to hear without recording their messages.
Programmable Ringer — lets you choose
from four tone/volume settings for the handset’s ringer.
Message Counter — shows the number of
messages the answering system has recorded.
Ample Talk and Standby Time — the supplied battery (when fully charged) provides
about 7 hours of talk time or 7 days of standby time.
Programmable PIN — you can set a twodigit personal identification number (PIN) for
secure remote operation.
Security Access-Protection Code — prevents other cordless phone users from using
your phone line while the handset is off the
base.
Redial — lets you quickly dial the last number dialed.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone services, such
as Call Waiting.
Tone or Pulse Dialing — lets you use your
phone with tone or pulse (rotary) dialing and
lets you switch from pulse to tone dialing for
long-distance, bank-by-phone, or other special services.
Hearing-Aid Compatibility — lets you use
your phone with hearing aids that have a T
(telephone) switch.
Call Screening — lets you listen as a caller
leaves a message so you can decide whether or not to answer the call.
Memo Recording — lets you leave messages for yourself or others in your home or office. You can also record your phone
conversation.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same
line as the answering system, and resets to
answer the next call.
Adjustable Ring Number — lets you set the
answering system to answer after three or
five rings.
Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary
charges when you call by long distance to
check your messages.
Digital Volume Control — lets you precisely
adjust the speakerphone and message playback.
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ˆ Installation
MOUNTING THE PHONE
You can place the phone’s base on a desk or
table or mount it on a standard wall plate or
directly on a wall.
Choose a location that is:
On a Desk Top
1. Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the
back of the base.
• near an AC outlet
• near a modular telephone line jack
2. Plug the modular cord’s other end into a
modular telephone line jack.
• out of the way of normal activities
• away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal walls or filing cabinets, wireless intercoms, alarms, and
room monitors
• away from other cordless phones
The base’s location affects the phone’s
range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the best
performance.
Caution: You must use a Class 2
power source that supplies 9V DC
and delivers at least 350 mA. 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.
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Notes:
• Your telephone connects directly to a
modular telephone line jack. If your
phone line jack is not a modular jack,
you can update the wiring yourself,
using jacks and adapters available at
your local RadioShack store. Or, you
can let the phone company update the
wiring for you.
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• The USOC number of the jack to be
installed is RJ11C (RJ11W for a wall
plate).
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel
plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the back of
the base.
4. Route the adapter’s cord through the
strain relief slot on the bottom of the
base.
5. Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.
6. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
On a Wall Plate or Wall
1. Insert the two tabs at the top of the narrow end of the supplied bracket into the
base’s upper tab slots, then press down
on the bracket’s latches and insert them
into the lower slots.
2. Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the
back of the base.
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel
plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the back of
the base.
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4. Route the adapter and
modular cords through
the grooves on the
bracket.
2. Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the
back of the base.
5. Plug the modular cord’s
other end into the wall
plate jack, then align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and
slide the base downward to secure it.
6. Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.
7. Press and lift out the handset holder,
turn it over and rotate it 180° so the
arrow is pointing down, then snap it
back into place to hold the handset.
3. Align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the
mounting screws and slide the base
downward to secure it.
CONNECTING, CHARGING,
AND REPLACING THE
BATTERY PACK
The phone comes with a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery pack installed in the
handset, but not connected. Before using
your phone, you must connect the battery
pack, then charge it for about 24 hours.
1. Press down and
slide off the battery pack compartment cover.
8. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
Note: To mount the phone directly on a wall,
you need two screws (not supplied) with
heads that fit into the brachet’s keyhole slots.
Follow the steps under “On a Wall Plate or
Wall,” then apply these additional instructions for placement on a wall.
2. Lift the battery
pack out of the
compartment.
Plug the battery
pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment.
The connector fits only one way.
3. Put the battery pack in the compartment.
4. Replace the cover.
1. Drill two holes 315/16
inches (100 mm) apart.
Then thread a screw
into each hole, letting
the
heads
extend
about 3/16 inch (5 mm)
from the wall.
3\16
3 15/16
To charge the battery pack, simply place the
handset on the base, facing either up or
down. The CHARGE/IN USE indicator on the
base lights.
Recharge the battery pack when the TALK/
LOW BATT indicator on the handset flashes.
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Important: Be sure the battery pack is properly connected before you try to charge it. If
the CHARGE/IN USE indicator slowly flashes when the handset is on the base, the battery pack is not connected properly.
Notes:
• When you first use the phone after
charging or recharging the battery pack,
the phone might not work and you might
hear a five-beep error signal. If this happens, return the handset to the base for
about 5 seconds. This resets the security access-protection code.
• Using a pencil eraser, clean the charging contacts on the handset and the
base about once a month.
• If the phone does not work, recharge the
battery pack.
• If the battery pack becomes weak during
a call, the handset beeps every 3 seconds and the TALK/LOW BATT indicator
flashes. When this happens, you cannot
make another call on the phone until you
recharge the battery pack.
• About once a month, fully discharge the
battery pack by keeping the handset off
the base until the TALK/LOW BATT indicator flashes. Otherwise, the battery
pack loses its ability to fully recharge.
• If the battery pack is completely discharged or the base loses power while
the handset is away from it, place the
handset on the base to reset the security access-protection code. If it was the
handset that lost power, recharge the
battery pack.
The supplied battery pack should last about
one 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,
600 mAh battery pack with a connector that
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fits the socket in the battery compartment.
You can order a replacement battery pack
through your local RadioShack store.
Note: To avoid losing memory numbers, install and begin charging the new battery
pack within 1 minute.
If you have trouble replacing the battery, take
the phone to your local RadioShack store for
assistance.
Warning: Dispose of the old battery pack
promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury it
(see “Battery Safety Instructions” on
Page 6).
Important: The EPA certified
RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal
on the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
battery indicates RadioShack
is voluntarily participating in an
industry program to collect and recycle these
batteries at the end of their useful life, when
taken out of service in the United States or
Canada. The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste
stream, which may be illegal in your area.
Please call 1-800-THE-SHACK (1-800-8437422) for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your
area. RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s commitment to
preserving our environment and conserving
our natural resources.
SETTING THE DIALING
MODE
Set TONE/PULSE on the back of the base for
the type of service you have. If you are not
sure which type you have, after you charge
the handset battery pack, do this simple test.
1. Set TONE/PULSE to TONE.
2. Lift the handset and listen for a dial tone.
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3. Press any number other than 0.
Note: If your phone system requires that
you dial an access code (9, for example)
before you dial an outside number, do
not press the access code number
either.
If the dial tone stops, you have touchtone service. Leave TONE/PULSE set to
TONE.
If the dial tone continues, you have
pulse service. Set TONE/PULSE to
PULSE.
4. Press TALK or place the handset on the
base to hang up.
TURNING THE BASE’S
RINGER ON AND OFF
To turn off the base’s ringer, set RINGER on
the back of the base to OFF. You can still
make or receive calls using this phone. Telephones on the same line (and the phone’s
handset if it is away from the base) still ring
when there is an incoming call.
To turn on the base’s ringer, set RINGER to
ON.
SETTING THE HANDSET
RINGER’S TONE AND
VOLUME
You can set two ringer tones and a high and
low volume for each. To change the tone and
volume, lift the handset and press VOL 8 or
9. The tone sounds for 2 seconds.
Note: If you plan to check messages by long
distance, set RING TIME to TS (see “Using
the Toll-Saver” on Page 20).
SETTING THE DAY/TIME
You must set the day of the week and time
so the answering system can record the correct day and time of each message.
Note: Enter each key press within about 2
minutes. Otherwise, the system exits the
time setting process and you must begin
again with Step 1.
1. Hold down CLOCK until the system
beeps. It announces the currently set
day and displays the day’s number (0 for
Sunday, 1 for Monday, and so on).
2. To change the day of the week, repeatedly press SKIP to move forward or
REPEAT to move backward to the correct day, then press CLOCK.
3. The system announces the hour. To
change the hour, repeatedly press SKIP
or REPEAT until the correct hour displays, then press CLOCK.
4. The system announces the minutes. To
change the minutes, repeatedly press
SKIP or REPEAT until the correct minutes
display, then press CLOCK.
5. The system announces “AM” or “PM,”
and A or P appears. Press SKIP or
REPEAT to change this setting, then
press CLOCK. The system beeps and
announces the day and time.
Press CLOCK to hear the system announce
the currently set day and time.
SETTING THE NUMBER OF
RINGS
Set RING TIME on the side of the base to 3, 5,
or TS (toll-saver) to select how long the answering system waits to answer a call (3
rings, 5 rings, or toll-saver).
Note: When power fails, the clock retains the
current time. When the power is restored, it
starts counting again from the time the power
failed. You must reset the clock to the current
time.
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ˆ A Quick Look at Your Phone
Use VOL 9 and VOL 8 to adjust the
handset volume (see “Setting the Handset
Volume” on Page 14) and to adjust the ringer tone and volume (see “Setting the Handset Ringer’s Tone and Volume” on
Page 11).
Use TALK to make and answer
calls (see “Making and Receiving Calls” on Page 13).
Use FLASH with Call Waiting service to answer an incoming call without disconnecting the current call
(see “Using Flash” on Page 15).
Use CHANNEL to select
the channel the phone operates on (see “Selecting
the Channel” on Page 14).
Use RDL/PAUSE to redial the last
number dialed (see “Using Redial” on
Page 15) or to enter a pause in a memory key sequence (see “Entering a
Pause” on Page 16).
Use MEM to store and dial
numbers in memory (see
“Memory Dialing” on
Page 15).
Use CANCEL CW to suspend Call
Waiting service so you can send or receive a fax or connect to the Internet
without interruption (see “Using the
Phone Company’s Special Services”
on Page 16).
Use RETURN CALL to call the
last person that called you
(see“Using the Phone Company’s
Special Services” on Page 16).
Use REPEAT DIAL to continue dialing a number
until the call goes through (see “Using the Phone
Company’s Special Services” on Page 16).
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Use 3-WAY CALL to add a third person to your conversation (see “Using the Phone Company’s Special Services” on Page 16).
A Quick Look at Your Phone
Use SPEAKER to switch to speakerphone
(see “Using the Speakerphone” on
Page 14).
Use VOLUME9 and VOLUME8 to adjust the volume for the speaker (see “Adjusting the Volume” on Page 20).
Use DELETE to erase messages you’ve
already listened to (see “Deleting Messages” on Page 20).
Use PLAY/STOP to start and stop the
playback of messages (see “Playing Messages” on Page 19).
Use SKIP to skip messages during playback (see “Playing Messages” on Page 19).
Use MEMO to record a message for
others in your home or office (see “Recording a Memo” on Page 19).
Use REPEAT to
play back the current or previous
message (see “Playing Messages” on
Page 19).
Use ANSWER to turn
on and off the answer
function (see “Answering Calls” on Page 18).
Use PAGE to locate the handset
(see “Paging” on Page 15).
Use PIN to set a personal identification
number for remote
operation of the system (see “Setting the
Remote Operation
PIN” on Page 20).
Use OGM to switch
between two outgoing messages or to
record your own (see
“Recording/Deleting
an Outgoing Message” on Page 18).
Use CLOCK to set the current
day and time (see “Setting the
Day/Time” on Page 11).
ˆ Operation
MAKING AND RECEIVING
CALLS
2. To answer a call, simply lift the handset.
If the handset is away from the base,
press any key.
1. To make a call, lift the handset and
press TALK. The TALK/LOW BATT indicator on the handset and the CHARGE/
IN USE indicator on the base light.
When you hear a dial tone, dial the number.
3. To end a call, place the handset on the
base or press TALK.
Note: If you press TALK to hang up and the
phone does not disconnect, press TALK
again while holding the handset closer to the
base, or place the handset on the base.
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SELECTING THE CHANNEL
The phone scans 20 channels and automatically selects a clear channel each time
you make or receive a call.
If you hear other conversations or excessive
noise during a call, press CHANNEL to select
a different channel. The indicator blinks, followed by a brief pause as your phone
searches for a clear channel.
Note: If the handset is too far from the base,
the channel might not be clear. Move closer
to the base and try making the call again.
SETTING THE HANDSET
VOLUME
You can choose one of four volume settings
(low, medium, high, or maximum) for the
handset. To change the volume, press VOL
8 or 9 during a call.
Note: When you press VOL 8 while the volume is maximum or VOL 9 while the volume is low, the setting does not change and
the phone sounds a three-beep error signal.
USING THE
SPEAKERPHONE
Answering Calls with the Speakerphone
1. To answer a call using the speakerphone, press SPEAKER. The SPEAKER
indicator lights.
2. To adjust the speakerphone’s volume,
repeatedly press VOLUME 8 or 9 on
the base. The volume setting from 1
(lowest) to 10 (highest) appears in the
message counter window.
3. To end a speakerphone call, press
SPEAKER.
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Switching Between the Handset
and Speakerphone
To switch to the speakerphone while you are
using the handset, press SPEAKER on the
base. When you hear the conversation on
the speakerphone, press TALK on the handset.
To switch to the handset while you are using
the speakerphone, lift the handset off the
base. If the handset is away from the base,
press TALK, then press SPEAKER.
Using Both the Handset and
Speakerphone
If someone else is using the speakerphone,
press TALK on the handset to join the conversation. If someone else is using the handset, press SPEAKER on the base to join the
conversation.
During the call, one person can hang up and
let the call continue at the other keypad. Or,
both people can hang up to end the call.
Note: If you hear a high-pitched noise from
the base’s speaker, the handset and the
base are too close together.
USING TONE SERVICES ON
A PULSE LINE
Some special services, such as bank-byphone, require tone signals. If you have
pulse service, you can still use these special
tone services by following these steps.
1. Be sure TONE/PULSE is set to PULSE.
2. Dial the service’s main number. When
the service answers, press TONE. Any
additional numbers you dial are sent as
tone signals.
When you hang up, the phone automatically
resets to pulse dialing.
Operation
USING REDIAL
MEMORY DIALING
You can quickly dial the last number dialed.
When you hear a dial tone, simply press
RDL/PAUSE.
The phone can store up to 10 numbers that
you can dial by entering a memory location
number (0–9).
Notes:
Storing a Number in Memory
• The redial memory holds up to 32 digits,
so you can redial long-distance as well
as local numbers.
• The redial memory also holds pause
entries. See “Entering a Pause” on
page 16.
Note: If you wait more than 20 seconds between pressing keys, a five-beep error signal
sounds and the phone exits the storing process.
1. Lift the handset.
2. Press MEM. The TALK/LOW BATT
indicator blinks.
USING FLASH
FLASH performs the electronic equivalent of
a switchhook operation for special services,
such as Call Waiting.
For example, if you have Call Waiting, press
3. Enter the number and any tone mode
changes or pause entries (see “Entering
a Pause”).
Notes:
FLASH to answer an incoming call without
disconnecting the current call. Press FLASH
• Each number you store can be up to 20
digits.
again to return to the first call.
• If you try to enter more than 20 digits, a
five-beep error signal sounds and the
phone exits the storing process. Start
over from Step 2.
Note: If you do not have any special phone
services, pressing FLASH might disconnect
the current call.
PAGING
To page the person with the handset (or to
locate the handset when the phone is not in
use), press PAGE on the base for less than 2
seconds. The handset beeps for about 5
seconds. To sound the beep for 1 minute,
press PAGE more than 2 seconds. Or, hold
down PAGE for over 1 minute to make the
handset beep until you release PAGE.
• Each tone or pause entry uses one digit
of memory.
4. Press MEM, then enter the memory location number (0–9). The handset sounds
a long beep to indicate that the number
is stored.
To stop the beeping sooner, press any key
on the handset except TALK.
5. For each stored number, write the contact’s name next to the appropriate location number on the supplied memory
directory sticker. Peel the backing off the
sticker and attach it to the phone.
Note: The phone rings if a call comes in during paging.
To replace a stored number, simply store a
new one in its place.
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To delete a stored number, lift the handset
and press MEM twice, then enter the memory
location number (0–9) you want to clear. The
handset sounds a long beep to signal that
the memory location is clear.
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers
Entering a Pause
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. To enter a 2-second pause, press RDL/
PAUSE. For a longer pause, press RDL/
PAUSE additional times.
Dialing a Memory Number
To dial a number stored in a standard memory location, press TALK. When you hear a
dial tone, press MEM and enter the memory
location number for the number you want to
dial.
Note: If you select an invalid or empty memory location, the phone beeps five times.
Press MEM and re-enter the memory location
number.
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers
For quick recall of numbers for special services (such as alternate long distance or
bank-by-phone), store each group of numbers in its own memory location.
Feature
Dial the service’s main number first. Then, at
the appropriate place in the call, press MEM
and enter the memory location number (0–9)
for the stored information.
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 THE PHONE
COMPANY’S SPECIAL
SERVICES
Your phone supports advanced calling services provided by many phone companies,
such as Return Call, Repeat Dial, 3-Way
Calling, or Cancel Call Waiting.
To use these features, you must be in an
area where these services are available and
you must subscribe to the services through
your phone company.
Important: Some phone companies use different key sequences for these features. If
your phone company uses different sequences, you must edit the sequences before using the services. See “Editing Service
Numbers” on Page 17.
Description
Return Call
The service retains the number of the party that called you last and
automatically dials that number. Return call is useful if you miss an
incoming call.
3-Way Calling
To connect a third party to your line, press 3-WAY CALL while you are
on the line with the second party. When you hear a dial tone, dial the
third party’s number and when the third party answers, press 3-WAY
CALL again.
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Operation
Press
69
Flash
Feature
Description
Press
Repeat Dial
When you get a busy signal or you want to redial the last number you
called, the service continuously redials the number and rings your
phone once the call goes through.
66
Cancel Call Waiting
Temporarily cancels your Call Waiting service. This is useful when you
also use your telephone line for internet service or sending and receiving faxes. Press CANCEL CW prior to dialing the internet or fax number.
Call Waiting is restored when you disconnect the call.
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Editing Service Numbers
USING A HEADSET
You can change the numbers stored in any
of the four service locations if your phone
company uses different number sequences
from those preprogrammed.
You can talk with hands-free convenience
using an optional headset that has a 3/32-inch
(2.5-mm)
plug.
Contact
your
local
RadioShack store for a suitable headset.
Follow these steps to edit a key sequence.
To connect the headset, open the rubber
cover marked on the
side of the handset,
then insert the headset’s plug into the jack.
1. Press MEM. The TALK/LOW BATT indicator blinks.
2. Enter the new key sequence, up to 20
digits.
Notes:
3. Press MEM.
• Connecting a headset disconnects the
handset’s earpiece and microphone.
4. Press the service dial button you want to
program. A tone sounds.
• VOL#8 or 9 on the handset also controls the connected headset’s volume.
Notes:
• When you press FLASH in number store
mode, a five-beep error signal sounds
and the store mode cancels.
• If you place the handset on the base
while the headset is connected, be sure
the handset seats properly.
• You can also use the service dial buttons to store numbers in memory. See
“Memory Dialing” on page 15.
With a headset connected, you can make or
answer calls as usual using the keys on the
handset.
Resetting to the Factory Setting
To restore a service dial button to its factory
default, lift the handset and press MEM twice
then press the service dial button you want to
reset. The handset sounds a long beep.
You can use a handset holder (available
from your local RadioShack store) to hang
the handset on your belt for greater convenience.
When you finish using the headset, disconnect it and close the rubber cover to protect the jack.
Operation
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ˆ Answering System Operation
SELECTING THE OUTGOING
MESSAGE
SETTING THE RECORD
TIME
The answering system has two prerecorded
outgoing messages. One asks the caller to
leave a message: “Hello, no one is available
to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone.” The system uses this message
when REC TIME is set to 1 or 4. (See “Setting
the Record Time”.)
Set REC TIME to 1, 4, or ANN to determine
how the answering system will record incoming messages.
The other is simply an announcement and
does not let the caller leave a message: “Hello, no one is available to take your call.” The
system uses this message when REC TIME is
set to ANN (announcement only).
4 — The system plays the outgoing message
You can also record your own message (see
“Recording/Deleting an Outgoing Message”).
When you record your own outgoing message, the system uses it for all REC TIME settings.
1 — The system plays the outgoing message
and lets callers leave a message up to 1
minute long.
and lets callers leave a message up to 4 minutes long.
ANN (announcement only) — The system
plays the outgoing message but does not let
callers leave a message.
ANSWERING CALLS
To switch between your outgoing message
and the system’s prerecorded message,
press OGM. When the current message begins to play, press OGM again. The system
switches to the other message and plays it.
Press ANSWER to set the answering system
to answer calls. If the system is set to record
a caller’s message (see “Setting the Record
Time”), it plays the outgoing message and
shows the number of recorded messages. If
the system is set to announcement-only, it
plays the outgoing message, and A appears.
RECORDING/DELETING AN
OUTGOING MESSAGE
To set the system to not answer calls, press
ANSWER. The system announces “Answer
off” and the message counter turns off.
To record your outgoing message (up to 30
seconds long), hold down OGM until the answering system beeps and -- appears.
When you finish your message, press PLAY/
STOP or OGM. The system plays back your
message.
Note: When the system’s message memory
is full, FL appears and the system announces “No remaining time” when you try to operate it. (See “Deleting Messages” on
Page 20.)
To delete your outgoing message and use
the system’s prerecorded messages, hold
down OGM until the system beeps. Then
press OGM again within 2 seconds. The
phone sounds a five-beep signal.
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SCREENING CALLS
You can let the system answer calls while
you listen to the caller’s message through
the base’s speaker. If you decide to answer
the call, press SPEAKER to answer using the
Answering System Operation
speakerphone, press TALK to answer if the
handset is off the base, or if the handset is
on the base, lift it. You can also pick up any
phone on the same line. The system stops
recording and resets to answer the next call.
RECORDING INCOMING
MESSAGES
After the answering system answers a call, it
plays the outgoing message, beeps, and
records the caller’s message. Each incoming
message can be up to 1 or 4 minutes long,
depending on how you set REC TIME (see
“Setting the Record Time” on Page 18). The
system’s maximum recording capacity is 18
minutes.
The system stops recording and resets to
answer the next call when:
• The caller hangs up.
• The maximum
reached.
message
length
is
• The system detects a busy signal or
more than 7 seconds of silence.
• You pick up the system’s handset or any
phone on the same phone line.
RECORDING A MEMO
A memo is a message of up to 18 minutes
you can record on the answering system for
yourself or others in your home or office. The
system stores memos as incoming messages. (See “Playing Messages.”)
To record a memo, hold down MEMO on the
base until the system beeps and -- appears, then speak your message. When you
finish the memo, press PLAY/STOP or MEMO.
Note: The system cannot record a memo
less than two seconds long.
RECORDING A
CONVERSATION
The answering system lets you record both
sides of a telephone conversation for up to
18 minutes when you are using the handset.
Important: It is illegal in some areas to
record a conversation without the consent of
all parties to the conversation, including the
phone company. Check the laws in your area
before you use the two-way recording feature.
To start recording a phone conversation,
hold down MEMO on the base until the system beeps and -- appears. To stop recording, press PLAY/STOP or MEMO. The system
stores a recorded conversation as a message (see “Playing Messages”).
Note: The system cannot record a conversation less than two seconds long, or a call using the speakerphone.
PLAYING MESSAGES
After the answering system has recorded a
message, its message counter shows the total number of messages stored. If you have
new messages, the number flashes. To play
your messages, press PLAY/STOP. The system announces the number of new and old
messages, then plays the new messages.
The message number appears as each message plays, and the system announces the
day and time of the call at the end of each
message.
To play all messages after playing the new
messages, press PLAY/STOP again.
To skip to the next message, press SKIP during playback.
To replay the current message from the beginning, press REPEAT. If you press REPEAT
within about 2 seconds (4 seconds for remote operation) after a message begins
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playing, the system replays the previous
message.
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
To adjust the speaker’s volume, repeatedly
press VOLUME 8 or 9 on the base. The
volume setting from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) appears in the message counter window.
DELETING MESSAGES
To delete the current message while it is
playing, press DELETE until the answering
system beeps.
To delete all messages at once, while messages are not playing, hold down DELETE on
the base until the system beeps.
Note: You cannot delete new (unplayed)
messages. If you try to delete all messages
at once while you still have new messages,
the system sounds five quick beeps and
does not delete any messages.
REMOTE OPERATION
While you are away from your home or office, you can use a touch-tone phone, or a
pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket tone dialer
(available through your local RadioShack) to
enter your PIN and do any of the following:
• Set the system to answer or not answer
calls.
• Listen to your messages.
• Record a new outgoing message.
• Record a memo.
Setting the Remote Operation PIN
The answering system’s two-digit remote operation PIN (personal identification number)
prevents unauthorized remote access to
your messages. The PIN is preset to 80. Follow these steps to change the PIN to any
number from 00 to 99.
Note: If you wait more than 2 minutes between each keypress, the system exits the
PIN setting process. Start again at Step 1.
1. Hold down PIN until the system beeps
and 00 appears.
2. Press SKIP to set the first digit of the PIN
higher or REPEAT to set it lower, then
press PIN.
3. Press SKIP or REPEAT to set the second
digit of the PIN, then press PIN. The system announces the new PIN.
4. To check your PIN at any time, press
PIN. The PIN appears in the message
counter window, and the system
announces it.
Note: If you press SPEAKER or PLAY/STOP
while changing the PIN, the system exits the
setting operation. Begin again with Step 1.
Using the Toll-Saver
If RING TIME is set to T/S (toll-saver), (see
“Setting the Number of Rings” on Page 11),
the answering system answers after three
rings if you have new messages (ones you
have not listened to). If there are no new
messages, the system answers after five
rings. This gives you time to hang up before
the system answers so you can avoid unnecessary long-distance charges.
• Erase messages.
Note: You cannot remotely operate the system using its handset or another telephone
on the same line as the system.
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Using Remote Commands
Follow these steps to operate the answering
system from a remote location.
Answering System Operation
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds between each keypress, the system sounds a
long beep and hangs up.
• The maximum length of a memo
recorded by remote operation is 4 minutes.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for the
system to answer.
4. To use a remote command, press # and
(within 2 seconds) the number for the
command you want.
If the system is not set to answer calls, it
will answer after about 10 rings and
sound a series of beeps.
2. When the outgoing message begins (or
the system sounds a series of beeps),
press #, then enter your PIN within 2
seconds.
3. If the PIN is correct, the system
announces the day and time, then it
announces the number of new and old
messages. The system plays all new
messages then beeps about once every
two seconds to let you know it is ready
to accept remote commands.
Note: The remote operation stops when
someone picks up the handset or any phone
on the same phone line.
Press #
then
1
Repeat current message
during playback.
2
Play messages.
3
Skip current message during playback.
4
Delete current message during playback.
5
Stop playback, recording,
and room monitoring.
6
Set the answering system to
answer calls.
7
Record a memo, or stop
recording a memo.
8
Record or stop recording a
new outgoing message.
9
Set the answering system
not to answer calls.
Notes:
• If the system does not respond, try
entering your pin again. If you enter an
incorrect PIN three times, the system
beeps and hangs up.
• When the system is in remote operation,
it stops all answering functions and rC
appears. The system resumes answering functions when it is no longer in
remote command if you have not turned
it off.
• The remote playback of incoming messages is limited to 4 minutes. If you have
more messages after 4 minutes have
passed, you must press # 2 to listen to
the rest of the messages.
To
Monitor the room where the
answering system is located
for 15 seconds.
• When using remote operation, you can
only delete the current message during
playback. You cannot delete all the messages stored at one time.
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ˆ Troubleshooting
We do not expect you to have any problems with your phone, but if you do, these suggestions
might help.
Problem
Suggestion
Low volume or unusual sounds.
Someone has picked up another phone on the same
line. Hang up the other phone.
Severe noise interference.
Press CHANNEL to change the channel.
Keep the handset away from computers, remote control
toys, wireless microphones, alarm systems, intercoms,
room monitors, fluorescent lights, and electrical appliances.
Move the handset 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).
Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
The phone does not work or
works poorly.
Be sure the base’s phone line cord and AC adapter are
correctly and securely connected, and the battery pack
is charged.
The handset battery pack does
not charge.
Check the charging contacts on the handset and base.
If they are dirty, clean them with a pencil eraser.
Be sure neither antenna is touching a metal surface.
Return the handset to the cradle, and recharge the battery pack. Replace the battery pack if necessary (see
“Connecting, Charging, and Replacing the Battery
Pack” on Page 9).
Be sure the battery pack is connected correctly.
Replace the battery pack.
The handset does not ring or
receive a page.
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Move the base away from other electrical devices and
sources of noise.
Troubleshooting
Problem
The handset stops working or
works poorly during a call.
Suggestion
Move the handset closer to the base.
Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
Be sure the battery pack is charged. (If the battery
power is too low, it does not have enough power to light
the display.)
If the base loses power while the handset is away, the
security access-protection code might change. Restore
power to the base, then place the handset back on the
base. The CHARGE/IN USE indicator lights, indicating
that the code is set again.
Check the charging contacts on the handset and base.
If they are dirty, clean them with a pencil eraser.
The answering system does not
answer calls.
Make sure the system is turned on.
Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected.
Check all phone line connections.
The answering system does not
record callers’ messages.
REC TIME is set to ANN (announcement only). Set it to 1
or 4.
Delete messages if memory is full.
The TALK/LOW BATT indicator on
the handset flashes every few
seconds.
Be sure the battery pack is correctly connected.
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 RadioShack store for assistance.
CARE
with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it
looking new.
Keep the phone dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry
immediately. Use and store the phone only in
normal temperature environments. Handle
the phone carefully; do not drop it. Keep the
phone away from dust and dirt, and wipe it
Modifying or tampering with the phone’s internal components can cause a malfunction
and invalidate its warranty. If your phone is
not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Troubleshooting
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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. 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 limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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