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Cat. No. 43-732
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-732
900 MHz Digital Answering System
with 20-Channel Cordless Telephone
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack TAD-732 900 MHz
Digital Answering System uses advanced cordless telephone technology
to give you superior audio quality. Its
cordless operation lets you move freely
around your home or office.
The TAD-732 stores all messages on a
computer chip. This gives you better
performance than tape-based answering machines. For example, you can delete an individual message while saving
the rest. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tapes to bother with and
no tape mechanisms to wear out.
You can operate the TAD-732 remotely
from a touch-tone phone, even if it is not
turned on.
TAD Features
Announce-Only — lets you play an announcement for callers to hear, without
recording their messages.
LED Message Counter — shows the
number of messages the TAD has recorded.
Remote Operation — lets you use a
touch-tone phone (or rotary phone and
pocket tone dialer) to operate the TAD
while you are away from your home or
office.
Remote Answer-On — lets you turn on
the TAD from a remote location even
when it is not set to answer calls.
Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — you can set a two-digit
security code for remote operation.
Date/Time Stamp — records the day
and time each message was recorded.
Call Screening — lets you listen as a
caller leaves a message so you can decide whether or not to answer the call.
Two User Mailboxes and a Message
Center — stores messages (each up to
60 seconds long) in one of the user mailboxes or in the general message center.
Memo Recording — lets you leave
messages for yourself or others in your
home or office.
Volume Control — lets you adjust the
volume of incoming message playback.
Adjustable Ring Number — lets you
set the TAD to answer after four or seven rings.
Pre-Recorded Message — gives you
the option of using the TAD-732’s existing outgoing message or recording your
own (up to 60 seconds long).
Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary long-distance charges when you
call by long distance to check your messages.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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ANSWER Button — lets you turn the
TAD on or off without disconnecting it.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — stops recording when you pick up any phone on
the same line as the TAD.
Telephone Features
900 MHz Operation — provides better
sound 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.
Security Access-Protection Code —
helps prevent other cordless phones
from using your phone line while the
handset is off the base.
your conversation with someone in the
room.
Tone or Pulse Dialing — lets you use
your phone with either type of dialing.
Headset Jack — lets you connect an
optional headset (available at your local
RadioShack store) for hands-free convenience.
Detachable Belt Clip — lets you hang
the handset on your belt for easy portability.
Hearing Aid Compatible — lets you
use this telephone with hearing aids that
have a T (telephone) switch.
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Warning: To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this product
to rain or moisture.
9-Number Memory Dialing — lets you
store up to 9 phone numbers in memory
for easy dialing.
Page — lets you send a paging signal
from the base to the handset to page
someone or locate the handset when it is
away from the base.
CAUTION
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.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone
services such as Call Waiting.
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.
Redial — lets you quickly dial the last
number dialed.
Mute — prevents the person on the other end of the phone line from hearing
!
!
This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
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This telephone device has been tested
and found to comply with all applicable
UL and FCC standards.
ringer operation. If ringer operation is
impaired, remove a device from the line.
We recommend you record the TAD’s
serial number here. The number is on
the bottom of the base.
FCC STATEMENT
Serial Number ________________
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
TAD-732. For this reason, the TAD-732
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.
READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
Your TAD-732 conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most
telephone lines. However, each device
you connect to the telephone line draws
power from the telephone line. We refer
to this power draw as the device’s ringer
equivalence number, or REN. The REN
is on the label on the back of the base.
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 and your answering system might not answer. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair
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Your TAD-732 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
back of the base.
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 security
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
Preparation .............................................................................................................. 7
Selecting a Location ........................................................................................... 7
Installing the Handset’s Antenna ........................................................................ 7
Installing the Phone ............................................................................................ 8
Placing the Base on a Desk Top .................................................................. 8
Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate .............................................................. 9
Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall ..................................................... 10
Connecting and Charging the Handset Battery Pack ....................................... 12
Setting the Dialing Mode .................................................................................. 14
Turning the Ringers Off or On .......................................................................... 14
Setting the Number of Rings ............................................................................ 15
Setting the Day and Time ................................................................................. 15
With the Handset ....................................................................................... 15
With the Base ............................................................................................ 16
Telephone Operation ............................................................................................
Making and Receiving a Call ............................................................................
Setting the Handset’s Volume ..........................................................................
Changing the Channel ......................................................................................
Using Redial .....................................................................................................
Using Flash ......................................................................................................
Using Mute .......................................................................................................
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ...............................................................
Using Page........................................................................................................
Memory Dialing ................................................................................................
Storing a Number in Memory .....................................................................
Entering a Pause .......................................................................................
Dialing a Stored Number ...........................................................................
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers .................................................................
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers .........................................................
Using an Optional Headset ..............................................................................
Removing the Belt Clip .....................................................................................
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TAD Operation .......................................................................................................
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ......................................................................
Using the Mailboxes .........................................................................................
Recording an Outgoing Message .....................................................................
Using the Handset .....................................................................................
Deleting an Outgoing Message .................................................................
Using the Announce-Only Feature ...................................................................
Screening Calls ................................................................................................
Adjusting the TAD’s Volume .............................................................................
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Recording Incoming Messages ........................................................................
Recording a Memo ...........................................................................................
Using the Handset .....................................................................................
Playing Messages ............................................................................................
Deleting Messages ...........................................................................................
Changing the Remote Operation Security Code ..............................................
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Remote Operation .................................................................................................
Using Toll-Saver ...............................................................................................
Using Remote Answer-On ................................................................................
Using Remote Commands ...............................................................................
Remote Commands ...................................................................................
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Troubleshooting .................................................................................................... 31
Care and Maintenance ..........................................................................................
Replacing the Battery Pack ..............................................................................
The FCC Wants You to Know ...........................................................................
Lightning ...........................................................................................................
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PREPARATION
SELECTING A LOCATION
You can place the phone on a desk top
or table, mount it on a standard wall
plate, or mount it directly on the wall. Select a location that is:
INSTALLING THE
HANDSET’S ANTENNA
Screw the antenna
into the hole at the top
of the handset.
• near an AC outlet
• near a 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
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: The supplied AC adapter was
designed specifically for your TAD-732.
Use only the supplied adapter.
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.
• The USOC number of the jack to be
installed is RJ11C (RJ11W if you
want to mount it on a wall plate).
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INSTALLING THE PHONE
Placing the Base on a
Desk Top
4. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC 9V jack on
the back of the base.
1. Remove the mounting bracket by
holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.
5. Route the adapter’s cord through
the strain relief slot on the back of
the base.
2. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the telephone jack
on the back of the base.
6. Insert the tabs on the narrow end of
the bracket into the inner pair of
slots near the bottom of the base as
shown and snap the tabs at the wide
end of the bracket into place.
3. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into a modular phone line jack.
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7. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet. The TAD-732 beeps and 00
appears.
2. Plug one end of the supplied short
modular cord into the telephone jack
on the back of the base.
8. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC 9V jack on
the back of the base.
Mounting the Base on a Wall
Plate
1. Remove the mounting bracket by
holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.
4. Route the modular cord through the
left groove on the bottom of the
base and the adapter cord through
the groove below the strain relief
slot.
Strain
Relief
Slot
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5. Route the end of the modular cord
through the hole in the bracket, and
insert the tabs on the narrow end of
the bracket into the inner pair of
slots near the top of the base as
shown.
8. Plug the AC adapter into a standard
AC outlet. The TAD-732 beeps and
00 appears.
9. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
6. Snap the tabs at the wide end of the
bracket into place.
Mounting the Base Directly on
the Wall
7. Plug the modular cord into the wall
plate jack. Align the base’s keyhole
slots with the wall plate studs and
slide the base downward to secure
it.
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To mount the base directly on the wall,
you need two screws (not supplied) with
heads that fit into the keyhole slots on
the bottom of the base.
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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"
4. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC 9V jack on
the back of the base.
315/16"
2. Remove the mounting bracket by
holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.
5. Route the modular cord through the
groove below the strain relief slot
and the adapter cord through the left
groove on the bottom of the base.
Strain
Relief
Slot
3. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the telephone jack
on the back of the base.
6. Insert the tabs on the narrow end of
the bracket into the inner pair of
slots near the top of the base as
shown and snap the tabs at the wide
end of the bracket into place.
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7. Align the keyhole slots with the
mounting screws and slide the base
downward to secure it.
CONNECTING AND
CHARGING THE
HANDSET BATTERY
PACK
The TAD-732 comes with a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery pack in the
handset but not connected. Before using
your phone, you must connect the battery pack and then charge it for about 15
hours.
8. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet. The TAD-732 beeps and 00
appears .
9. Plug the end of the modular cord
into a modular phone line jack.
1. Press down and slide off the battery
compartment cover.
2. Lift the battery pack out of the compartment, and plug its connector into
the socket inside the compartment.
The connector fits only one way.
10. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
3. Put the battery pack in the compartment and replace the cover.
4. To charge the battery pack, simply
place the handset on the base. The
CHARGE indicator on the base
lights.
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Recharge the battery pack when the
BATT LOW indicator on the handset
flashes.
Notes:
• You can place the handset on the
base face down or face up without
removing the belt clip. If you want to
use the hanging hole on the back of
the handset to place the handset on
the wall-mounted base face-up, remove the belt clip (see “Removing
the Belt Clip” on Page 21). However,
the battery pack will not fully charge
in this position.
• If the CHARGE indicator does not
light when you place the handset on
the base, be sure the battery pack
and AC adapter are correctly and
securely connected.
Also, check the charging contacts
on the handset and base. If the contacts are dirty or tarnished, clean
them with a pencil eraser.
• When you first use the phone after
charging or recharging the battery
pack, the phone might not work and
you might hear 3 short beeps when
you press TALK. If this happens, return the handset to the base for about
5 seconds. This resets the security
access-protection code.
• About once a month, fully discharge
the battery pack by keeping the handset off the base until the BATT LOW
indicator lights. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.
• If the BATT LOW indicator does not
light, but the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery
pack charge might be too low to light
the indicator.)
• If the battery pack becomes weak
during a call, you hear 2 beeps and
the BATT LOW indicator flashes. End
the call as soon as conveniently possible, and recharge the battery pack
before using the phone again.
• 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.
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• The supplied battery pack should last
for about a year. When the battery
pack loses its ability to fully recharge,
order a replacement battery pack
from your local RadioShack store
(see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on
Page 33).
SETTING THE DIALING
MODE
Set T/P (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 T/P to T.
2. Press TALK on the handset and listen for the dial tone.
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 either.
If the dial tone stops, you have
touch-tone service. Leave T/P set to
T.
If the dial tone continues, you have
pulse service. Set T/P to P.
4. Press TALK on the handset or place
the handset on the base to hang up.
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TURNING THE RINGERS
OFF OR ON
SETTING THE NUMBER
OF RINGS
To turn off the ringers on the base, set
RINGER on the back of the base to OFF.
To turn off the ringer on the handset, set
RINGER on the left side of the handset to
OFF. You can still make or receive calls
using this phone, and telephones on the
same line still ring when there is an incoming call. The IN USE indicator on the
base and the TALK indicator on the
handset will flash until you answer the
call.
Set the 4/7/TS switch on the back of the
base to 4, 7, or TS to select how long the
TAD waits before it answers a call (4
rings, 7rings, or toll-saver).
To turn on the base and handset ringers, set RINGER to ON .
Note: If the base’s ringer is off and the
handset is on the base, the handset
does not ring.
Note: If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set the number of
rings to toll-saver (see “Using TollSaver” on Page 29).
SETTING THE DAY AND
TIME
You must set the day of the week and
time so the TAD can record the correct
day and time of each message. You can
set the day and time with either the
handset or the base.
Notes:
• The day and time settings will be
lost if AC power failure exceeds 2
minutes.
• CL flashes if the day and time settings are lost. Reset the day and
time.
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With the Handset
1. Press REMOTE. The REMOTE indicator lights.
9. Press REMOTE. The REMOTE indicator turns off.
With the Base
1. Hold down CLOCK until the TAD announces the currently set day.
2. Press CHANGE ( ) then CLOCK (8).
The TAD announces the currently
set day.
2. To change the day of the week, re) to move
peatedly press SKIP(
) to move
forward or REPEAT(
backward.
3. To change the day, repeatedly press
SKIP (6) to move forward or REPEAT
(4) to move backward.
3. Press CLOCK. The TAD announces
the hour and “AM” or “PM.”
4. To change the hour, repeatedly
) or REPEAT(
).
press SKIP(
4. Press CLOCK (8). The TAD announces the hour and “AM” or “PM.”
5. Press CLOCK. The TAD announces
the minutes.
5. To change the hour, repeatedly
press SKIP (6) or REPEAT (4).
6. To change the minutes, repeatedly
) or REPEAT(
).
press SKIP(
6. Press CLOCK (8). The TAD announces the minutes.
7. When you finish, press CLOCK. The
TAD announces the day and time.
7. To change the minutes, repeatedly
press SKIP (6) or REPEAT (4).
8. When you finish, press CLOCK (8).
The TAD announces the day and
time and beeps twice.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
MAKING AND RECEIVING
A CALL
To make a call, lift the handset and press
TALK. When you hear the dial tone, dial
the desired phone number or memory
number (see “Memory Dialing” on
Page 19).
To answer a call if the handset is on the
base, simply lift the handset and begin
your conversation. If the handset is away
from the base, press TALK . The TALK indicator on the handset and the IN USE
indicator on the base light.
Note: The TAD-732 sounds a few beeps
when it reaches the lowest or the highest volume setting.
CHANGING THE
CHANNEL
The TAD-732 has 20 channels (frequency pairs used between the base and
handset). It automatically selects a clear
channel each time you make or receive
a call.
To end a call, press TALK on the handset
or place the handset on the base. The
TALK and the IN USE indicators turn off.
If you hear other conversations or excessive noise during a call, press CHANNEL on the handset to select a different
channel.
Note: If you press TALK to hang up and
the phone does not disconnect, place
the handset on the base.
SETTING THE HANDSET’S
VOLUME
You can change the handset’s volume
during a call by repeatedly pressing
VOLUME. The volume steps up and
down the three settings (low, medium,
and high) and remains set for subsequent calls.
Note: If the handset is too far from the
base, the channel might not change.
Move closer to the base and try again.
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USING REDIAL
USING FLASH
You can quickly redial the last number dialed. Simply lift the handset and press
TALK . When you hear the dial tone,
press REDIAL.
FLASH performs the electronic equivalent of a switchhook operation for special
services, such as Call Waiting.
Notes:
• The TAD’s redial memory stores
up to 32 digits, so you can redial
long-distance as well as local
numbers.
For example, if you have Call Waiting,
press FLASH to answer an incoming call
without disconnecting the current call.
Press FLASH again to return to the first
call.
• The redial memory stores pause entries (see “Entering a Pause” on
Page 20).
Note: If you do not have any special
phone services, pressing FLASH might
disconnect the current call.
• The redial memory does not store a
flash entry or any digits entered after you press FLASH (see “Using
Flash”).
USING MUTE
The MUTE button on the handset lets
you talk to someone else in the room
without the person on the other end of
the phone line hearing your conversation. Press MUTE during the call. The
TALK indicator on the handset flashes
Press MUTE again to resume your
phone conversation.
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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.
USING PAGE
To page the person with the handset or
to find the handset, press PAGE on the
base. The handset beeps three times. If
you want the handset to beep for a longer time, you can hold down PAGE for 2
seconds to have the handset beep for
about 35 seconds.
1. Be sure T/P is set to P.
2. Lift the handset and press TALK.
3. Dial the service’s main number.
4. When the service answers, press .
Any additional numbers you dial are
sent as tone signals.
To stop the handset from beeping before it automatically stops, press TALK
twice or press PAGE.
Note: Paging does not work during a
call.
5. After you complete the call, return
the handset to the base or press
TALK on the handset. The phone
automatically resets to pulse dialing.
MEMORY DIALING
You can store up to 9 phone numbers in
memory, then dial a stored number by
pressing a one-digit memory location
number.
Each stored number can be up to 16
digits long, including tone and pause entries.
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Storing a Number in Memory
1. Press MEM on the handset. The
TALK indicator flashes.
2. Enter the number and any tone or
pause entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 19
and “Entering a Pause” on
Page 20).
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 do
so, press REDIAL to enter a 3-second
pause after entering the access code.
For a longer pause, press REDIAL again.
Notes:
• Each tone or pause entry uses
one digit of memory.
• If you wait more than 20 seconds
to press a key or enter more than
16 digits, the phone sounds three
quick beeps. Start over at Step 1.
• To keep your accounts secure,
we recommend you do not store
your personal access code for
services such as bank-by-phone
in a memory location.
3. Press MEM, then enter a memory location number (1–9). A tone sounds
to indicate that the number is stored.
To replace a stored number, simply store
a new one in its place.
To clear a memory location (leaving it
empty), press MEM twice, then press the
memory location number you want to
clear (1–9).
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Dialing a Stored Number
To dial a stored number, lift the handset
and press TALK. When you hear the dial
tone, press MEM, then enter the memory
location number for the stored 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.
When calling special services, dial the
service’s main number first. Then, at the
appropriate place in the call, press MEM,
then enter the memory location number
for the additional stored numbers.
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Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you store an emergency service’s
number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to
test the stored number, make the test
call during the late evening or early
morning hours to avoid peak demand
periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.
just the microphone boom until it is
about even with your chin.
3. Hang the belt clip on your belt.
USING AN OPTIONAL
HEADSET
Your TAD-732’s handset is equipped
with a headset jack on top. This jack allows you to connect a headset (such as
RadioShack Cat. No. 43-195, not supplied) for handsfree conversation — perfect for when you are working in the yard
or garage. The belt clip on the back of
the handset lets you carry the handset
everywhere.
Follow these steps to use a headset.
1. Insert the headset’s 3/32-inch (2.5
mm) plug into the
jack on the top
of the handset.
2. Place the headset on your head with
the earpiece over either ear and ad-
4. Make or receive calls as you would
normally.
Notes:
• Connecting a headset disconnects
the handset’s earpiece and microphone.
• If you place the handset on the base
to recharge it while the headset is
connected, be sure the handset
seats properly.
REMOVING THE BELT
CLIP
The belt clip on the back of the handset
lets you hang on the belt for easy portability. But to use the hanging hole on the
back of the handset to place the handset
on the wall-mounted base face-up, you
must remove the belt clip.
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Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into either
side of the belt clip, then pull off it.
To replace the belt clip, insert either tab
of the belt clip into one slot of the handset, then snap the other tab into other
slot of the handset.
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TAD OPERATION
SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
The TAD-732 is ready to answer and
record calls with the prerecorded outgoing message as soon as you connect it
to AC power. To record your own outgoing message, see “Recording an Outgoing Message.”
To turn off the TAD so it does not answer calls, press ANSWER on the base,
or press REMOTE, CHANGE ( ) then ANSWER ( ) on the handset. The TAD announces “Answer off” and the message
counter display clears.
USING THE MAILBOXES
The TAD-732 has a general message
center and two user mailboxes. It is preset to record messages in the message
center, but a caller can record a message for mailbox 1 by pressing then 1,
or for mailbox 2 by pressing then 2 after the outgoing message plays over
within 6 seconds. If the caller presses
then 1 or 2 after the outgoing message
plays over for more than 6 seconds, the
TAD-732 records message into both
message center and the selected mailbox.
Be sure your outgoing message tells the
caller how to record a message for the
desired mailbox.
To turn on the TAD, press ANSWER on
the base, or press REMOTE, CHANGE
( ) then ANSWER ( ) on the handset.
The TAD announces “Answer on” and
the message counter shows the number
of recorded messages.
Note: When you turn on/off the TAD
with the handset, you must press REMOTE again after the handset announces “Answer on” or “Answer off” so the
message counter shows the answer on/
off status.
RECORDING AN
OUTGOING MESSAGE
The TAD-732’s prerecorded outgoing
message says, “Hello, please leave a
message after the tone.” You can also
record your own outgoing message up
to 60 seconds long for the caller to hear
when the TAD answers a call.
Hint: Do not tell callers that you are not
home. Instead, say that you cannot
come to the phone right now.
Notes:
• If you set the TAD to announce-only,
be sure to state that the caller cannot leave a message.
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• If the TAD’s memory is full ( FL flashes) you must delete some messages before you can record a new
outgoing message.
Using the Handset
1. Press REMOTE. The REMOTE indicator lights and –– appears on the
base.
5. Press REMOTE . The REMOTE indicator turns off.
To play the outgoing message at any
time, press REMOTE then ANNC (0) on
the handset, or press ANNC on the
base.
Note: You can only use the handset to
record the outgoing messages and
memos. But you can play messages by
using the base or handset.
Deleting an Outgoing Message
2. Press CHANGE ( ) then ANNC (0).
The handset beeps once.
3. Speak your message in a normal
voice, as though you were talking to
someone on the phone.
4. Press STOP (5) when you finish the
message. The TAD plays back the
outgoing message, then beeps
twice.
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To delete your outgoing message and
use the prerecorded message, press
DELETE then ANNC on the base, or REMOTE, DELETE (9), then ANNC (0) on the
handset.
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USING THE ANNOUNCEONLY FEATURE
Your TAD-732 is preset to play an outgoing message and record a caller’s
message. However, you can also set it
to play an outgoing message but not let
callers leave a message.
To turn on the announce-only feature,
hold down both M-BOX 1 and M-BOX 2
for about 2 seconds. The TAD beeps
and AO appears.
Note: If you answer a call just as the
TAD answers, the TAD might not stop
playing the outgoing message. If this
happens, press TALK (or the switchhook
of the extension phone you are using) to
stop the TAD.
You can also use the handset to screen
calls. When the TAD answers a call,
press REMOTE and listen to caller’s
message. If you decide to answer the
call, press TALK. If you decide to let the
TAD continue to record the message,
press REMOTE again.
ADJUSTING THE TAD’S
VOLUME
Note: Be sure your outgoing message
tells callers that they cannot leave a
message.
To adjust the TAD’s volume, repeatedly
press VOLUME s or t (or VOLUME on the
handset).
To turn off the announce-only feature,
hold down M-BOX 1 and M-BOX 2 for 2
seconds again. The TAD beeps and the
number of stored message appears.
The base has eight volume levels. The
handset has three.
SCREENING CALLS
You can let the TAD answer calls for you
while you listen to the caller’s message
through the base’s speaker. If you decide to answer the call, lift the handset if
it is on the base, press TALK if it is off
the base, or pick up any phone on the
same phone line. The TAD stops recording and resets to answer the next call.
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RECORDING INCOMING
MESSAGES
After the TAD answers a call, the caller
can select a mailbox by entering # then
1, or # then 2 after the outgoing message plays over within 6 seconds. If the
caller does not select a mailbox, the
TAD records the message in the message center.
Using the Handset
1. Press REMOTE. The REMOTE indicator lights.
2. Press CHANGE ( ) on the handset
then press M-BOX 1, M-BOX 2, or MCENTER.
Each incoming message can be up to
60 seconds long. (The maximum recording capacity is 12 minutes or 62 recorded messages.)
The TAD hangs up and resets to answer
the next call when:
• the caller hangs up
3. Speak your message in a normal
voice, as though you were talking to
someone on the phone.
• the maximum message length (60
seconds) is reached
4. When you finish recording
memo, press STOP (5).
• the TAD hears a busy signal or more
than 7 seconds of silence
5. Press REMOTE. The REMOTE indicator turns off.
• you pick up the TAD-732’s handset
or any phone on the same phone
line
RECORDING A MEMO
A memo is a message you can record at
the TAD for yourself or others in your
home or office. You can record a memo
of up to 60 seconds long in either mailbox or the message center.
The TAD-732 stores memos as incoming messages (see “Playing Messages”
on Page 27).
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PLAYING MESSAGES
After a new message is recorded, the
TAD’s message counter window shows
the total number of messages stored,
and the REMOTE indicator on the handset flashes. The message counter display flashes if there are new messages
in the message center. If new messages
have been recorded in a user mailbox,
the indicator for that mailbox flashes.
The message counter display and mailbox indicators light steadily if they contain only messages that have been
reviewed.
Press the desired mailbox or the message center button on the base, or press
REMOTE then the desired button on the
handset. The TAD announces the total
number of messages in the selected
mailbox or the message center. Before
playing each message, the TAD tells
you the message’s number and the day
and time the message was recorded. If
no messages are recorded, the TAD
says “You have no messages.”
To skip to the next message, press SKIP
on the base or handset.
To replay a message, press REPEAT on
the base or handset.
To replay the previous message, press
REPEAT on the base or handset while
the TAD is announcing the message
number.
To stop playback, press STOP on the
base or handset.
Notes:
• If you did not set the day and time,
the TAD only announces the number of messages recorded and each
message’s number.
• When you play back messages using the handset, the message number does not appear on the display.
If you are using the handset, press REMOTE when you finish reviewing messages. The TAD resets to answer calls.
After all messages play, the TAD says,
“End of messages.”
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DELETING MESSAGES
50. You can use the preset code, or follow these steps to change it.
To delete the current message during
playback, press DELETE on the base or
handset.
Note: In Step 2 you must begin entering
the new code within 20 seconds. Otherwise, the TAD sounds 5 short beeps and
2 long beeps and stops the process. If
this happens, simply repeat Step 2.
1. Press REMOTE on the handset. The
REMOTE indicator lights.
REMOTE Indicator
Note: You can replay a deleted message by repeatedly pressing REPEAT on
the base or handset before the TAD announces “End of messages.”
2. Press CHANGE ( ) then CODE (7).
The TAD announces “Enter new
code.” Enter a new two-digit remote
operation security code. The TAD
announces “New code is xx” and
beeps twice.
To delete all messages in a mailbox or
the message center after playback,
press DELETE then the mailbox or message center button. The TAD beeps.
Note: The TAD-732 does not delete unplayed messages.
CHANGING THE REMOTE
OPERATION SECURITY
CODE
To use your TAD from a remote telephone, you must first enter a 2-digit remote operation security code. The
security code for your TAD is preset to
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3. Press REMOTE. The REMOTE indicator turns off.
To check the remote operation security
code, press REMOTE then CODE. The
TAD announces “Code is xx” and beeps
twice.
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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 to enter your remote operation security code and do any of the following:
• set the TAD to answer calls
• listen to messages
• record a new outgoing message
• record a memo
• delete messages
Note: You cannot operate the TAD from
another phone on the same line as your
TAD-732.
USING TOLL-SAVER
If the 4/7/TS switch is set to TS (tollsaver, see “Setting the Number of
Rings” on Page 15), the TAD answers
after about two rings if you have new
messages. If there are no new messages, the TAD waits for about four rings
before it answers. This gives you time to
hang up before the TAD answers so you
can avoid unnecessary long-distance
charges.
USING REMOTE
ANSWER-ON
Follow these steps to remotely set the
TAD to answer calls.
1. Dial your phone number. After about
10 rings, the TAD automatically
turns on to answer your call and announces “Answer off.”
2. Enter your remote operation security code. The TAD beeps.
Note: If you do not enter each digit
of the security code within 20 seconds, the TAD hangs up.
3. Press then . The TAD says “Answer on” and beeps twice. It is now
set to record calls.
At this point you can hang up or enter
other remote commands.
USING REMOTE
COMMANDS
Follow these steps to operate the TAD
from a remote touch-tone phone.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the TAD to answer.
2. When the outgoing message begins, enter your 2-digit remote operation security code. The TAD beeps
twice to let you know you entered
the code correctly.
3. Enter the code for the desired remote command (see “Remote Commands” on Page 30).
4. When you finish, simply hang up.
Note: If you wait more than 20 seconds
without entering a command, the TAD
hangs up.
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Remote Commands
Press:
To:
To:
1
Record a memo to
mailbox 1.
4
Replay the current
message.
2
Record a memo to
mailbox 2.
5
3
Record a memo to
the message center.
7
Change the remote
operation security
code.
Stop playback of
messages, memos, or the outgoing
announcement;
end recording of
memo or outgoing
announcement.
6
Skip forward to the
next message.
7
Check the remote
operation security
code.
8
Check the day and
time.
9
Delete the current
message.
0
Play the outgoing
message.
8
Set the day and
time.
0
Record a new outgoing message.
Turn the TAD on or
off
30
Press:
1
Play all messages
from mailbox 1.
2
Play all messages
from mailbox 2.
3
Play all messages
from the message
center.
Check the answer
on/off status.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-732, but if you do, the following suggestions might help.
Problem
Suggestion
Noise, static, or weak signal. Move the handset closer to the base or relocate
the base (see “Selecting a Location” on Page 7).
Press CHANNEL to change the channel.
Make sure the base’s antenna is fully extended
and the handset’s antenna is properly connected.
TAD does not answer calls.
Make sure the TAD is set to answer calls.
Check all phone line connections.
Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected.
TAD does not record callers’
messages.
Memory may be full (FL appears). Delete some of
your messages.
Turn off the announce-only feature. (see “Using
the Announce-Only Feature” on Page 25).
The handset does not ring
when you receive a call.
Make sure the ringer is turned on.
Return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds to reset the security access-protection code.
Make sure the battery pack is properly connected
and charged.
You hear other calls while
using your phone.
There is no dial tone.
Press CHANNEL to change the channel
Try another phone connected to the same line. If
you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in
your wiring or local service. Contact your local
telephone company.
Check all phone line connections.
Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected.
Make sure the battery pack is properly connected
and charged. If the battery pack will not charge, replace it (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on
Page 33).
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 TAD-732 to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack TAD-732 900 MHz Digital Answering System is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your
TAD-732 so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the TAD-732 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the TAD-732 only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the TAD-732 away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the TAD-732 gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the TAD-732 to work improperly.
Wipe the TAD-732 with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the TAD-732.
Modifying or tampering with the TAD-732’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate your TAD-732’s warranty and void your FCC authorization to
operate it. If your TAD-732 is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone
company can ask you to disconnect your TAD-732 until you have resolved the problem.
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REPLACING THE
BATTERY PACK
If you follow the instructions in “Connecting and Charging the Handset Battery
Pack” on Page 12, the 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 3.6 volt, 600 mAh battery
pack with a connector that fits the socket
in the battery compartment. You can order a replacement through your local RadioShack store.
Install the new battery pack as follows,
then charge the battery for about 15
hours.
Note: To avoid losing information stored
in memory, try to install and begin charging the new battery pack within 1 minute.
1. Press down and slide off the battery
compartment cover.
4. Replace the cover.
Cautions:
• You must use a replacement battery
pack of the same size and type, with
the proper connector.
• Do not dispose of the battery pack in
a fire because it might explode.
• Do not open or mutilate the battery
pack.
• Be careful not to short the battery
pack by touching it with conducting
materials, such as rings, bracelets,
and keys. The battery pack or conductor might overheat and burn.
If you have trouble replacing the battery
pack, take the phone to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
2. Remove the battery pack then gently pull on the battery pack connector to disconnect it.
3. Plug the new battery pack’s connector into the socket and place the battery pack into the compartment.
Important: This product contains a rechargeable nickel cadmium battery pack.
At the end of the battery pack’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 curb-side collection, drop-off boxes at retailers such as your local
RadioShack store, recycling collection
centers, and mail-back programs.
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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 telephone company notifies you of these
changes in advance, so you can 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 the interference. 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
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If you cannot eliminate the interference,
the FCC requires that you stop using
your phone.
Some cordless telephones operate on
frequencies that may 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.
LIGHTNING
Your telephone has built-in lightning protection to reduce the risk of damage
from surges in phone and power line
current. This protection meets or exceeds FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the phone line or power
lines can damage your phone.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has
severe electrical storms, we suggest
that you unplug your phone during
storms to reduce the possibility of damage.
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NOTES
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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 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.
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.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
3/97
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
03A99
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