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Cat. No. 43-739
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-739
Two-Line
Digital Telephone Answering System
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FEATURES
Your TAD-739 Two-Line Digital Telephone Answering System is a sophisticated, fully digital message center that
records messages for up to two lines
telephones.
The TAD (telephone answering device)
stores all messages on a computer chip.
This gives you advanced capabilities
over 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.
The TAD-739 has these features:
Two-Line Telephone Answering System — lets you connect the TAD to up to
two telephone lines.
Memo Recording — lets you leave
messages for yourself or others in your
home or office.
Dual Outgoing Messages — you can
record two outgoing messages of up to
about 32 seconds each: one for when
you want callers to leave a message,
the other for when you want to play an
announcement without recording callers’
messages.
Adjustable Ring Number — lets you
set the TAD to answer after two, four, or
seven rings.
Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary toll charges when you call by longdistance to check your messages.
High Capacity — lets you record up to
32 minutes of messages and memos in
total.
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.
Voice Date/Time Stamp — records the
day and time each message was recorded.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — stops recording when you pick up any phone on
the same line as the TAD.
Call Breakthrough (CBT) with Programmable Code — alerts you to an
important call when the caller enters a
preset code during the outgoing message.
Call Screening — lets you listen as a
caller leaves a message so you can decide whether or not to answer the call.
Two-Way Recording — lets you record
both sides of your phone conversation.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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LED Message Counter — shows the
number of messages the TAD has recorded.
Warning: To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — lets you set your own
security code for remote operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
Remote Answer-On — lets you turn on
the TAD from a remote location even
when it is not set to answer calls.
Room Monitor — lets you listen from a
remote phone to the room where the
TAD is installed.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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.
Memory Backup — protects messages
stored in memory in case of a power failure.
Your TAD-739 is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC
standards.
!
!
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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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION
Your TAD-739 conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most
telephone lines. However, each device
that you connect to the phone line draws
power from the line. We refer to this
power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is
shown on the label on the bottom of your
TAD.
If you are using more than one device
on the line, add up all the RENs. If the
total is more than five, your phone might
not ring and your TAD might not answer.
In rural areas, a total REN of three might
impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove one of the devices from the line.
FCC STATEMENT
Your TAD complies with Part 68 of FCC
Rules. You must, upon request, provide
the FCC registration number and the
REN to your phone company. Both numbers appear on the bottom of your TAD.
Note: You must not connect your TAD
to:
• coin-operated systems
• party-line systems
• most electronic key phone systems
This device compiles with Part 15 of
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful
interference.
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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CONTENTS
Preparation .............................................................................................................. 6
Connecting to the Telephone Line(s) .................................................................. 6
Connecting the AC Adapter ................................................................................ 8
Installing a Backup Battery ................................................................................. 9
Setting the Day and Time ................................................................................... 9
Recording the Outgoing Messages .................................................................. 10
Checking the Outgoing Messages ............................................................. 11
Setting the Number of Rings ............................................................................ 11
Basic Operation ....................................................................................................
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ......................................................................
Incoming Message Recording ..........................................................................
Screening Calls ................................................................................................
Playing Messages ............................................................................................
Deleting Messages ...........................................................................................
Recording a Memo ...........................................................................................
Recording a Conversation ................................................................................
Using Call Breakthrough ..................................................................................
Changing the CBT Code ............................................................................
Changing the Remote Operation Security Code ..............................................
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Remote Operation .................................................................................................
Using the Toll-Saver .........................................................................................
Using Remote Commands ...............................................................................
Remote Commands ...................................................................................
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Troubleshooting .................................................................................................... 20
Resetting the TAD ............................................................................................ 20
Care And Maintenance ......................................................................................... 21
The FCC Wants You To Know .......................................................................... 22
Lightning ........................................................................................................... 22
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PREPARATION
Select a location for the TAD that is near modular telephone line jack(s) and an AC
outlet, and is not in the way of normal activities.
CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE(S)
Your TAD connects to your phone(s) and phone line(s) using up to four modular telephone line connectors. If your phone line(s) do not have modular jacks, you can update the wiring yourself using adapters available at your local RadioShack store. Or,
you can have the telephone company update your telephone wiring for you.
Notes:
• If you connect the TAD to only one phone line, the TAD records messages for
that line only.
• The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (for a single-line phone
jack) or RJ14C (for a two-line phone jack).
The following illustrations show the possible connections, depending on your telephone and phone line setup:
For a Two-Line Phone and a Two-Line Phone Jack
For a Two-Line Phone and Two Single-Line Phone Jacks
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For a Single-Line Phone and a Two-Line Phone Jack
For Two Single-Line Phones and a Two-Line Phone Jack
For Two Single-Line Phones and Two Single-Line Phone Jacks
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CONNECTING THE AC
ADAPTER
Caution: The supplied AC adapter was
designed specifically for your TAD-739.
Use only the supplied adapter.
AC 9V
1. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the AC 9V jack on
the back of the TAD.
2. Plug the other end of the adapter
into a standard AC outlet.
When you first connect power, the TAD
announces “Please wait,” then runs a
self-test for about 34 seconds. After the
test, the TAD beeps and Lo, L1, A1,
A2, L2, A1, A2, 0 alternately appear in
the message counter window.
Note: The TAD’s message counter window usually shows the number of messages. That number alternates with
other displays to tell you the status of
the TAD.
• L1 appears if you have not recorded the announcement (outgoing
message) 1 and/or announcement 2
in line 1.
• L2 appears if you have not recorded
the announcement 1 and/or announcement 2 in line 2.
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• A1 appears if you have not recorded announcement 1.
• A2 appears if you have not recorded announcement 2.
• Lo appears if a backup battery is
weak or missing.
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INSTALLING A BACKUP
BATTERY
Replace the battery when Lo appears.
Cautions:
If AC power fails or you unplug the TAD,
a 9V backup battery (not supplied)
saves the message groups, message
counts, and the settings for the day,
time, and security code. We recommend
you use an alkaline battery, such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-553.
• Before you replace the battery, be
sure the TAD is properly connected
to AC power. Otherwise, you might
lose any stored information.
Caution: Always use a fresh battery of
the required size and recommended
type.
• Dispose of the old battery promptly
and properly. Do not burn or bury it.
1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove
the screw on the battery compartment cover, then remove the cover.
• Always remove old or weak battery.
Battery can leak chemicals that can
destroy electronic parts.
SETTING THE DAY AND
TIME
To avoid losing the day and time settings
if AC power fails, we recommend you install a backup battery before you set the
day and time (see “Installing a Backup
Battery”).
2. Snap the battery’s contacts firmly to
the battery connector and place the
battery into the compartment.
Follow these steps to set the day and
time so the TAD can record the correct
day and time when each message and
memo is recorded.
Notes:
• If you do not complete each step
within 8 seconds, the TAD sounds
four beeps and exits setup. Start
again at Step 1.
• Be sure you set VOLUME at the right
side to an audible level so you can
hear the announcement.
3. Replace the cover and secure it with
the screw.
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1. Hold TIME SET until the TAD sounds
one long beep and one short beep,
CL (clock) appears briefly, then a
number from 1 (Sunday)–7 (Saturday) appears, and the TAD announces the currently set day.
2. To change the day of the week, repeatedly press REPEAT to move
backward or SKIP to move forward
until the TAD announces the desired
day of the week.
shortly, then the TAD announces the day
and time.
RECORDING THE
OUTGOING MESSAGES
Before the TAD-739 can answer calls
and record messages, you must record
an outgoing message (OGM). The TAD
lets you record two separate messages
of up to 32 seconds each, and it operates differently based on which message you select.
• OGM 1 – After playing your outgoing message, the TAD records the
caller’s message.
• OGM 2 (announce-only) – The TAD
plays your outgoing message, but
does not record a message.
3. Press TIME SET. The TAD announces the preset hour.
4. To change the hour (from 01 to 12),
repeatedly press REPEAT or SKIP.
5. Press TIME SET. The TAD announces the preset minute.
6. To change the minutes (from 00 to
59), repeatedly press REPEAT or
SKIP.
7. Press TIME SET to confirm the settings. The TAD sounds one long
beep and one short beep, then announces the day and time.
To check the current day/time at any
time, press TIME SET. CL (clock) and
then the preset date and time appear
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If you plan to use the TAD’s
announce-only feature, OGM 2
should clearly state that the caller
cannot leave a message.
Hint: Do not tell the callers that you are
out of town or not home. Instead, say
that you cannot come to the phone right
now.
Note: The maximum length for each outgoing message is 32 seconds. As you
record, the message counter shows the
recording time.
Follow these steps to record your outgoing message.
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1. To record the OGM 1 (or OGM 2)
message for each line, hold down
OGM 1 (or OGM 2) until the TAD
beeps and both ANSWER indicators
flash.
Notes:
• Proceed next step within 8 seconds.
Otherwise, the TAD sounds a short
beep, and you must start again from
Step 1.
• Recording OGM 2 only does not
turn on the TAD. You must start recording OGM from OGM 1.
cators flash. Then press ANSWER within
8 seconds on the selected line and the
message plays after the beep.
If there is no announcement recorded,
you hear “You have no announcement
one (or “two”) in line one (or “two”)”
when you press its button.
SETTING THE NUMBER
OF RINGS
Set each line’s ring select switch to 2, 4,
7, or TS to set how long the TAD waits
before it answers a call (2 rings, 4 rings,
7 rings or toll-saver).
2. Press ANSWER above the desired
LINE 1 or LINE 2 , and speak your
message from about 8 inches from
the front of the TAD.
3. When you finish, press STOP. The
TAD beeps and plays back the outgoing message.
If you plan to check your messages by
long distance, set the ring select switch
to TS (see “Using the Toll-Saver” on
Page 17).
Note: When you finish recording
OGM 1 only, the TAD automatically
sets to answer on. The ANSWER indicator above LINE 1 lights.
Checking the Outgoing
Messages
To check an outgoing message, press
its button (OGM 1 or OGM 2). You see
the announcement number A1 or A2,
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BASIC OPERATION
SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
INCOMING MESSAGE
RECORDING
The ANSWER indicator lights to indicate
which line the TAD is set to answer on;
or announce only. A steady light indicates the line is set to answer on. A
flashing light indicates the line is set to
announce only.
When the TAD is set to answer calls using OGM 1, it plays the outgoing message, then beeps. The caller can then
record a message up to 60 seconds
long.
To set the TAD to answer calls after you
have recorded OGM 1 and OGM 2, or
only OGM 1, press ANSWER on the selected line. The TAD announces “Line x
(line number) is on.” A1 appears, and
the TAD beeps and plays the outgoing
message. The ANSWER indicator lights
to show that the TAD is ready to answer
calls and record caller’s messages.
When a recording reaches 55 seconds,
the TAD beeps to notify the caller that
time will soon be up. At 60 seconds, the
TAD sounds a long beep and four short
beeps, says “Thank you for your call,”
and hangs up.
The TAD stops recording and resets to
answer the next call when:
• the caller hangs up
• the maximum message length is
reached
• there are more than 7 seconds of silence
• you pick up any phone on the same
line as the TAD
To set the TAD to not answer calls,
press ANSWER on the selected line
again. The TAD announces “Line x (line
number) is off.” The ANSWER indicator
turns off.
To set the TAD to play an outgoing message but not let callers leave a message, press ANSWER on the selected
line again. Ao (announce only) appears,
the TAD says “Line x (line number) is
announce only” and beeps, then A2
briefly appears, and plays OGM 2. The
ANSWER indicator flashes.
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If the TAD’s memory is full, FL and the
number of recorded messages alternately appear. It answers calls after 3
rings and plays the announce-only message (OGM 2). If no OGM 2 is recorded,
the TAD says “Memory is full, thank you
for your call.” and beeps once. Then the
TAD beeps once again after 8 seconds.
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Notes:
• The maximum recording capacity is
32 minutes or 59 messages.
• Many local phone companies use
calling party control (CPC) to signal
that the caller has hung up. Your
TAD recognizes a CPC signal and
releases the line. If the TAD records
phone company messages or dial
tones, your local phone company
probably does not use CPC.
PLAYING MESSAGES
The TAD’s message counter window
shows the total number of messages,
both old and new. If there are new messages, the line indicators flash to let you
know which line has new messages.
Note: The TAD’s message counter window might also alternately show other
information to tell you the status of the
TAD.
• L1 appears if you have not record-
SCREENING CALLS
To screen calls, let the TAD answer
them, then listen to the caller’s message
through the TAD’s speaker. To adjust the
volume, slide VOLUME on the right side
of the TAD.
ed the announcement (outgoing
message) 1 and/or announcement 2
in line 1.
• L2 appears if you have not recorded
the announcement 1 and/or announcement 2 in line 2.
• A1 appears if you have not recorded announcement 1.
• A2 appears if you have not recorded announcement 2.
• Lo appears if a backup battery is
weak or missing.
If you decide to answer the call, pick up
any phone on the same phone line as
the TAD. The TAD stops recording and
resets to answer the next call.
If you do not want to take the call, simply
let the TAD finish recording the caller’s
message.
To play all messages in line 1 or line 2,
press that line’s PLAY button. The TAD
announces the number of messages recorded in the selected mailbox, each
message number, and the day and time
the message was recorded, and then
plays the message.
Note: If you answer the phone just as
the TAD answers, the TAD might not
stop playing the outgoing message. If
this happens, press STOP on the TAD.
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To play only new messages, hold down
the desired PLAY button for 2 seconds.
The TAD tells you how many new messages you have in that line and plays
them.
move to any place within it. To resume
normal playback, release SKIP.
To stop playback at any time, press
STOP. The TAD beeps and resets to answer calls.
After all messages play, the TAD says,
“End of messages.”
To replay a message during playback,
press REPEAT. The current message
starts again from the beginning.
DELETING MESSAGES
To delete the current message during
playback, press DELETE. The TAD announces “Erase.” and beeps, then plays
the next message.
To return to a previous message, hold
down REPEAT until you see the desired
message number.
To skip to the next message, press SKIP.
To pause during playback, press the selected line’s PLAY button. PA (pause)
appears. To resume playback, press the
selected line’s PLAY button again within
60 seconds. Otherwise, the TAD stops
playback, announces “End of messages,” and displays the total number of
messages.
To quickly play a message, hold down
SKIP. The playback speed increases, al-
lowing you to quickly scan a message or
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To delete all messages in a line after
playback, hold down DELETE until the
TAD says “Erase messages” and beeps.
dL appears and the selected line indicator next to each PLAY button that has
“played” messages flashes. Press the
selected line’s PLAY button. The TAD
sounds a long beep to confirm that all
messages in the selected line are deleted.
Notes:
• The TAD does not delete unplayed
messages. If you press DELETE
when you have unplayed messages, the TAD sounds four beeps.
• To cancel the delete function soon
after you press DELETE, press
STOP/TIME SET. The TAD sounds
four beeps.
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RECORDING A MEMO
A memo is a message you can record at
the TAD for yourself or others. You can
record memos of up to 60 seconds long
in each line.
Memos are stored with incoming messages, and are replayed the same way
(see “Playing Messages” on Page 13).
Follow these steps to record a memo.
1. Press MEMO.
appears, the TAD
beeps, and both line indicators
flash.
2. Press PLAY of the desired line and
begin speaking in a normal voice after the beep. The display counts up
the recording time.
Note: Press PLAY within 8 seconds
after both line indicators start flashing. Otherwise, the TAD sounds a
short beep, and you must start
again from Step 1.
3. The TAD automatically stops recording after 60 seconds, or you can
press STOP when you finish the
memo. The TAD beeps once, and
the message number indicator increases by one.
RECORDING A
CONVERSATION
You can record both sides of a conversation on any phone connected to the
same phone line as the TAD.
Note: 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.
1. Hold down MEMO until the display
changes from
to 2R. The TAD
beeps, and both line indicators
flash.
2. Press PLAY of the desired line. The
selected line indicator lights and recording begins.
Note: Press PLAY within 5 seconds
after both line indicators start flashing. Otherwise, the TAD sounds a
short beep, and you must start
again from Step 1.
3. The TAD records until:
• you press STOP
• there is an 8-second busy signal
or 25 seconds of silence
• the TAD’s memory becomes full
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USING CALL
BREAKTHROUGH
If you screen your calls but want to know
when calls come in from certain people,
give them your call breakthrough (CBT)
code.
When a caller enters the CBT code during the outgoing message, the TAD
alerts you with a series of loud beeps for
35 seconds. To answer the call, pick up
the handset. If you do not answer, the
caller can leave a message after the
outgoing message plays.
Changing the CBT Code
The CBT code is preset to 648, but you
can change it by following these steps.
Note: Be sure to complete each step
within 8 seconds. Otherwise, the TAD
beeps four times and you must start
over from Step 1.
1. Hold down CODE until the TAD
beeps. Co (code) appears.
2. Press REPEAT. Cc (CBT code) appears, and the TAD announces and
shows the current code’s numbers
in sequence. Then the first digit of
the code reappears.
3. Repeatedly press SKIP or REPEAT
to set the first digit, then press STOP.
The second digit appears.
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4. Repeatedly press SKIP or REPEAT
to set the second and third digits,
pressing STOP after each digit. The
TAD beeps and announces the new
CBT code.
CHANGING THE REMOTE
OPERATION SECURITY
CODE
The remote operation security code is
preset to 739, but you can change it by
following these steps. Do not use the
same number you choose for the CBT
code.
Note: Be sure to complete each step
within 8 seconds. Otherwise, the TAD
beeps four times and you must start
over from Step 1.
1. Hold down CODE until the TAD
beeps. Co (code) appears.
2. Press CODE again. Sc (security
code) appears, and the TAD announces and displays the current
code’s numbers (739) in sequence.
Then the first digit of the code appears.
3. Repeatedly press SKIP or REPEAT
to set the first digit, then press STOP.
The second digit appears.
4. Repeatedly press SKIP or REPEAT
to set the second and third digits,
pressing STOP after each digit. The
TAD beeps and announces the new
remote operation security code.
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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 your messages
• record a new announcement
• record a memo
• delete messages
• monitor the room where the TAD is
located
Note: You cannot remotely operate the
TAD from another phone on the same
line as your TAD-739.
USING THE TOLL-SAVER
If the ring select switch is set to TS (tollsaver) (see “Setting the Number of
Rings” on Page 11), the TAD answers
after two rings if you have new messages. If there are no new messages, the
TAD waits for 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
COMMANDS
Follow these steps to operate the TAD
remotely.
1. Dial either one of your phone number which you connected with the
TAD.
2. When the TAD answers, enter your
remote operation security code. The
TAD beeps once to confirm that you
entered the correct code.
Notes:
• If you do not enter each digit of
the security code within 8 seconds, the TAD hangs up.
• Even if the TAD is not set to answer calls, it will answer after
about 9 rings.
3. Enter a remote command (see “Remote Commands” on Page 18).
4. When you finish, simply hang up.
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Remote Commands
Press:
To:
[0
Set the TAD to not answer
calls for both lines. The TAD
says “Line 1 is off, line 2 is off.”
[1
Set the TAD to not answer
calls only for line 1. The TAD
says “Line 1 is off.”
[2
Set the TAD to not answer
calls only for line 2. It says
“Line 2 is off.”
00
Set the TAD to answer calls
for both lines. It says “Line 1 is
on, line 2 is on.” If no OGM 1
is recorded in line 1, it says
“You have no announcement
one in line 1,” and sounds four
beeps, then says “Line 2 is
on.” If no OGM 1 is recorded
in line 2, the TAD says “Line 1
is on, you have no announcement one in line 2.” then
sounds four beeps.
01
02
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Set the TAD to answer calls
only for line 1. It says “Line 1 is
on.” If no OGM 1 is recorded
in line 1, it says “You have no
announcement one in line 1.”
and sounds four beeps. Press
81[ to record OGM 1.
Set the TAD to answer calls
only for line 2. It says “Line 2 is
on.” If no OGM 1 is recorded
in line 2, it says “You have no
announcement one in line 2.”
and sounds four beeps. Press
82[ to record OGM 1.
Press:
To:
#0
Set the TAD to announce only
for both lines. It says “Line 1 is
announce-only, line 2 is
announce-only.” If no OGM 2
is recorded in line 1, it says
“You have no announcement
two in line 1.” Then it sounds
four beeps and says “Line 2 is
announce-only.” If no OGM 2
is recorded in line 2, it says
“Line 1 is announce-only. You
have no announcement two in
line 2.” Then it sounds four
beeps.
#1
Set the TAD to announce only
for line 1. It says “Line 1 is
announce-only.” If no OGM2 is
recorded, it says “You have no
announcement two in line 1.”
Press 91[ to record OGM2.
#2
Set the TAD to announce only
for line 2. It says “Line 2 is
announce-only.” If no OGM2 is
recorded, it says “You have no
announcement two in line 2.”
Press 92[ to record OGM2
2, then
line number (0, 1,
2)
(0 for both
lines, 1 for
line 1, and
2 for line
2)
Play all messages in the
selected line. If no message is
recorded, the TAD says “You
have no messages in line x.”
(where x is the line number). If
no messages are recorded in
both lines, the TAD says “You
have no messages in line 1,
and no messages in line 2.”
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Press:
To:
3, then
line number (0, 1,
2)
Play new messages in the
selected line. If no new message is recorded, the TAD says,
“You have no new messages in
line x.” (where x is the line number). If no new messages are
recorded in both lines, the TAD
says, “You have no new messages in line 1 and no new
messages in line 2.”
4
Monitor the room where you
installed the TAD for 20 seconds. Press 4 again to repeat.
5, then
line number (0, 1,
2)
Delete all played new messages from the selected line.
After the TAD says “Erase messages,” press the line number
to delete played messages in
that line.
6
Stop playback and message
recording.
Record a memo in the selected
7, then
line num- line.
ber (1, 2)
81[
82[
81#
Change line 1’s OGM 1. After
the TAD beeps, speak your
message. When you finish,
press 6. The TAD beeps and
replays your new OGM.
Play line 2’s OGM 1. After the
TAD beeps, speak your message. When you finish, press 6.
The TAD beeps and replays
your new OGM.
Press:
To:
82#
Play line 2’s OGM 1. If no OGM
1 is recorded, the TAD
announces “You have no
announcement one in line two.”
91[
Change line 1’s OGM 2. After
the TAD beeps, speak your
message. When you finish,
press 6. The TAD beeps and
replays your new OGM.
92[
Change line 2’s OGM 2. After
the TAD beeps, speak your
message. When you finish,
press 6. The TAD beeps and
replays your new OGM.
91#
Play line 1’s OGM 2. If no OGM
2 is recorded, the TAD
announces “You have no
announcement two in line one.”
92#
Play line 2’s OGM 2. If no OGM
2 is recorded, the TAD
announces “You have no
announcement two in line two.”
While playing messages:
Press:
To:
1
Replay previous message.
3
Skip to next message.
4
Replay current message.
5
Delete current message.
6
Stop message playback.
Play line 1’s OGM 1. If no OGM
1 is recorded, the TAD
announces “You have no
announcement one in line one.”
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-739, but if you do, try
these suggestions.
Problem
The incoming message is incomplete.
Remedy
Be sure the memory is not full.
The incoming message is unclear. Be sure VOLUME is set to the desired sound
level.
Check all phone line connections.
The TAD does not answer after
two, four, or seven rings.
Be sure the TAD is set to answer calls.
Check all phone line connections.
Be sure the AC adapter is properly connected.
Lo appears on the display.
The backup battery is weak. Replace the battery (see “Installing a Backup Battery” on
Page 9).
The TAD does not respond to the
remote operation security code.
Make sure the phone you used to dial the TAD
is a touch-tone phone. If it is not, you can use a
pocket tone dialer to remotely operate the TAD.
Re-enter your remote operation security code,
pressing each button for 2 seconds.
Enter the default remote operation security
code (739). The code might have been reset to
its default value due to a power failure.
If the TAD still does not operate properly, try resetting it (see “Resetting the TAD”) or
take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
RESETTING THE TAD
If your TAD stops working properly,
use a straightened paper clip to press
RESET on the back of the TAD to reset
the answering machine.
Note: Resetting the TAD erases your
outgoing messages and all stored information.
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RESET
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack TAD-739 Two-Line Digital Telephone Answering System is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you
care for your TAD-739 so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the TAD-739 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the TAD-739 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-739 away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the TAD-739 gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the TAD-739 to work improperly.
Use only fresh battery of the required size and type. Battery can leak
chemicals that damage your TAD-739’s electronic parts.
Wipe the TAD-739 with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the TAD-739.
Modifying or tampering with the TAD-739’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate your TAD-739’s warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If your TAD-739 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-739 until you have resolved the
problem.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
In the unlikely event that your TAD causes problems on the phone line, the
phone company can temporarily disconnect 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 your TAD. The phone company notifies you of these changes in
advance, so you can take steps to prevent interruption of your phone service.
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LIGHTNING
Your TAD has built-in protection circuits
to reduce the risk of damage from surges in phone and power line current.
These protection circuits meet or exceed FCC requirements. However, lightning striking the phone line or power
lines can damage your TAD.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has
severe electrical storms, we suggest
that you unplug your TAD 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 Radio Shack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from Radio Shack companyowned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RADIO SHACK 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, RADIO SHACK 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 RADIO SHACK 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 Radio Shack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any Radio Shack store. Radio Shack 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 Radio Shack. 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 Radio Shack 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.
Radio Shack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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