User’s manual
CL83101/CL83201/
CL83301/CL83351/
CL83401/CL83451
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/
answering system with
caller ID/call waiting
Congratulations
on your purchase of this AT&T product. Before using this AT&T product,
please read the Important safety information section on pages 102-103
of this manual. Please thoroughly read this user’s manual for all the
feature operations and troubleshooting information necessary to install
and operate your new AT&T product. You can also visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111.
In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
Model number:
CL83101
CL83201
CL83301
CL83351
CL83401
CL83451
(one handset)
(two handsets)
(three handsets)
(three handsets)
(four handsets)
(four handsets)
Type:
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/answering system with
caller ID/call waiting
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Purchase date: __________________________________________________________
Place of purchase: _______________________________________________________________
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the bottom of the telephone base.
Save your sales receipt and original packaging in case it is necessary to
return your telephone for warranty service.
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Parts checklist
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and original packaging in the event warranty service is necessary.
User’s manual
CL83101/CL83201/
CL83301/CL83351/
CL83401/CL83451
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/
answering system with
caller ID/call waiting
Quick start guide
CL83101/CL83201/
CL83301/CL83351/
CL83401/CL83451
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/
answering system with
caller ID/call waiting
Quick start guide
Cordless handset
(One for CL83101)
(Two for CL83201)
(Three for CL83301)
(Three for CL83351)
(Four for CL83401)
(Four for CL83451)
Telephone base
Charger for cordless handset
with power adapter installed
(One for CL83201)
(Two for CL83301)
(Two for CL83351)
(Three for CL83401)
(Three for CL83451)
Battery for cordless handset
(One for CL83101)
(Two for CL83201)
(Three for CL83301)
(Three for CL83351)
(Four for CL83401)
(Four for CL83451)
BT183342/BT283342
2.4V 400mAh Ni-MH
User’s manual
BY 1021
Battery compartment cover
(One for CL83101)
(Two for CL83201)
(Three for CL83301)
(Three for CL83351)
(Four for CL83401)
(Four for CL83451)
Telephone line cord
Power adapter for
telephone base
User’s manual
CL83101/CL83201/
CL83301/CL83351/
CL83401/CL83451
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/
answering system with
caller ID/call waiting
Table of contents
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset......... 1
Quick reference guide telephone base....................................... 3
Installation...................................................... 5
Telephone base and charger
installation................................................ 6
Telephone base installation............. 6
Charger installation.............................. 6
Battery installation and charging........ 7
Installation options..................................... 9
Tabletop to wall mount
installation............................................. 9
Wall mount to tabletop
installation.......................................... 10
Telephone settings
Handset settings....................................... 11
Ringer volume...................................... 12
Ringer tone............................................ 12
Set date/time....................................... 13
LCD language....................................... 14
Caller ID announce............................ 14
Voicemail (visual message
waiting) indicator............................. 15
Clear voicemail indication ............ 15
Rename handset ............................. 16
Key tone.................................................. 16
Use caller ID to automatically
set date and time............................ 17
Home area code.................................. 17
Dial mode............................................... 18
Website.................................................... 18
Telephone base settings....................... 19
Ringer volume...................................... 20
Ringer tone............................................ 20
Set date/time....................................... 21
LCD language....................................... 22
Caller ID announce............................ 22
Voicemail (visual message
waiting) indicator............................. 23
Clear voicemail indication ............ 23
Rename base........................................ 24
Key tone.................................................. 24
Use caller ID to automatically
set date and time............................ 25
Home area code.................................. 25
Dial mode............................................... 26
Website.................................................... 26
Telephone operation
Telephone operation.............................. 27
Making a call......................................... 27
On hook dialing (predialing)......... 27
Answering a call................................. 27
Ending a call......................................... 28
Auto off................................................... 28
Temporary ringer silencing............ 28
Handset speakerphone.................... 29
Last number redial............................. 29
Equalizer.................................................. 31
Options while on calls........................... 32
Volume control.................................... 32
Call waiting............................................ 32
Mute.......................................................... 33
Chain dialing......................................... 34
Temporary tone dialing................... 35
Blind transfer........................................ 36
Multiple handset use
Multiple handset use.............................. 38
Handset locator................................... 38
Join a call in progress...................... 38
Intercom........................................................ 39
Answer an incoming call during
an intercom call............................... 40
Call transfer using intercom............... 41
Push-to-talk (PTT).................................... 42
Turn PTT on or off.............................. 42
PTT call to a single device............. 43
PTT call to multiple devices.......... 45
Answer a PTT call............................... 46
Change a one-to-one PTT call
to an intercom call......................... 47
Answer an incoming call during
a PTT call............................................. 47
Make an outgoing call during
PTT call................................................. 48
End or leave a PTT call.................... 48
Directory
About the directory................................. 49
Shared directory.................................. 49
Capacity................................................... 49
Create directory entries........................ 50
Create a new directory entry....... 50
Add a predialed telephone
number to the directory............... 51
Review the directory............................... 52
Review directory entries................. 52
Search by name.................................. 53
Dial, delete or edit directory
entries...................................................... 54
Display dial............................................ 54
Delete a directory entry.................. 54
Edit a directory entry........................ 55
Speed dial.................................................... 56
Assign a speed dial number......... 56
Reassign a speed dial number..... 57
Delete a speed dial number......... 58
Make a call using speed dial........ 58
Caller ID
About caller ID.......................................... 59
Information about caller ID with
call waiting......................................... 59
Caller ID history........................................ 60
How the caller ID history (caller
ID log) works...................................... 60
Missed (new) call indicator............ 60
Caller ID operation.................................. 61
Memory match..................................... 61
Review the caller ID history.......... 62
View dialing options.......................... 63
Dial a caller ID log entry................ 63
Delete caller ID log entries........... 63
Save a caller ID log entry to the
directory............................................... 64
Reasons for missing caller ID
information............................................ 65
Answering system
Answering system settings.................. 66
Announcement.................................... 66
Answer on/off...................................... 69
Call screening....................................... 70
Number of rings.................................. 71
Remote access code......................... 72
Message alert tone............................ 73
Message recording time.................. 74
About the answering system............. 75
Answering system and voicemail
indicators............................................. 75
Using the answering machine
and voicemail together................ 75
Message capacity............................... 76
Voice prompts...................................... 76
Call screening....................................... 76
Call intercept........................................ 77
Base ringer............................................ 77
Temporarily turning off the
message alert tone......................... 77
Message playback.................................... 78
Options during playback................. 80
Delete all old messages.................. 81
Recording and playing memos.......... 82
Record a memo................................... 82
Play back a memo............................. 82
Base message counter displays........ 83
Message counter displays.............. 83
Remote access........................................... 84
Appendix
Adding and registering handsets..... 86
Register a handset to the
telephone base................................. 86
Deregistering handsets......................... 87
Deregister all handsets from
the telephone base........................ 87
Alert tones and lights............................ 88
Handset screen icons....................... 88
Telephone base screen icons....... 88
Handset alert tones........................... 89
Telephone base alert tones........... 89
Lights........................................................ 90
Display screen messages..................... 91
Screen messages................................ 91
Troubleshooting........................................ 93
Maintenance.............................................101
Important safety information...........102
Safety information............................102
Especially about cordless
telephones........................................103
Precautions for users of
implanted cardiac pacemakers....103
Pacemaker patients.........................103
Especially about telephone
answering systems........................103
FCC Part 68 and ACTA........................104
FCC Part 15...............................................105
Limited warranty.....................................106
Technical specifications......................108
DECT 6.0 digital technology........108
Telephone operating range.........108
Redefining long range
coverage and clarity....................108
HD audio...............................................108
Index
Index.............................................................109
Remote access wallet card...............111
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset
CHARGE indicator
pDIR/VOLUME
On when the handset is
charging in the telephone base
or charger.
Press pDIR to show directory
entries when the handset is
not in use (page 52).
Press to scroll up while
in menus.
While entering names or numbers, press to move the cursor to the right.
Press to increase the listening volume when on a call (page 32), or to increase the message playback volume (page 80).
qCID/VOLUME
Press qCID to show caller ID
history when the handset is not
in use (page 62).
Press to scroll down while in
menus.
While entering names or
numbers, press to move the
cursor to the left.
Press to decrease the listening
volume when on a call (page 32),
or to decrease the message
playback volume (page 80).
MENU/SELECT
When the handset is not in
use, press to show the menu.
While in the menu, press to select an item or save an
entry or setting.
MUTE/DELETE
During a call, press to mute the
microphone (page 33).
When the handset is ringing,
press to mute the ringer
temporarily (page 28).
While reviewing the caller
ID history, the directory or
the redial memory, press to
delete an individual entry
(page 63, page 54 and page 30
respectively).
While predialing, press to
delete digits (page 27).
During message or
announcement playback, press
to delete the playing message
or the recorded announcement.
(page 80 and page 68
respectively).
OFF/CANCEL
During a call, press to hang
up (page 28).
While in a menu, press to cancel an operation, back up
to the previous menu, or exit the menu display, or
press and hold this button to exit to idle mode.
When the handset is ringing,
press to mute the ringer
temporarily (page 28).
Press and hold while the
telephone is not in use to
erase the missed call indicator.
# (pound key)
PHONE/FLASH
Press repeatedly to display other dialing options when reviewing a caller ID log entry
(page 63).
Press to make or answer a call
(page 27).
During a call, press to answer an
incoming call when you receive
a call waiting alert (page 32).
During message playback, press
to call back the caller if the
caller’s number is available
(page 80).
EQ
During an outside call, intercom call, message or
announcement playback, press to change the audio quality to best suit your hearing (page 31).
1
While reviewing a caller ID
log entry, press repeatedly to
add or remove 1 in front of
the telephone number before
dialing or saving it in the
directory (page 63).
TONE
Press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily during a call if you
have pulse service (page 35).
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SPEAKER
Press to make or answer a
call using the speakerphone
(page 27).
Press to switch between
the speakerphone and the
handset (page 29).
REDIAL/PAUSE
Press repeatedly to view the last 10 numbers dialed (page 29).
While entering numbers,
press and hold to insert a dialing pause (page 50).
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset
PUSH TO TALK
Press to initiate a one-to-one (page 43) or
one-to-group broadcast (page 45).
Press and hold to broadcast to a group of
system devices (page 45).
Main menu
Main menu
The > symbol highlights
a menu item.
>Play messages
Answering sys
p
q
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Play messages (page 78)
Answering sys (page 66)
Directory (page 49)
Caller ID log (page 59)
Intercom (page 39)
Ringers (page 12)
Set date/time (page 13)
Settings (page 14)
Website (page 18)
Using menus:
•
•
•
•
Press MENU/SELECT to show the menu.
Press qCID or pDIR to scroll through menu items.
Press MENU/SELECT to confirm or save changes to a highlighted menu item.
Press OFF/CANCEL to cancel an operation, back up to the previous
menu, or exit the menu display.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
CANCEL
MENU/SELECT
While in a menu, press to cancel an
operation, back up to the previous menu or
exit the menu display.
When the telephone base is not in use, press
to show the menu.
Press and hold to go back to idle mode.
When the telephone base is ringing, press to
mute the ringer temporarily (page 28).
qCID
Press to display the caller ID history when
the phone is not in use (page 62).
While in the menu, press to confirm or save an
entry or setting.
pDIR
Press to display the directory when the phone is
not in use (page 52).
Press to scroll up while in menus and lists.
While entering names and numbers, press to
Press to scroll down while in menus and lists. move the cursor to the right.
While entering names and numbers, press to FLASH
move the cursor to the left.
During a call, press to answer an incoming
call when you receive a call waiting alert
(page 32).
IN USE indicator
Large tilt display
On when the telephone is in use, or when
the answering system is answering an
incoming call.
On when a handset is being registered.
Flashes when there is an incoming
call or when all handsets are being
deregistered.
Move the top of the
display forward or
backward to adjust the
angle of the screen for
maximum visibility.
Flashes when another telephone is in
use on the same line.
/HANDSET LOCATOR
While the phone is idle, press
to page all handsets (page 38).
REDIAL/PAUSE
Press repeatedly to view the last
10 numbers dialed (page 29).
While entering numbers,
press and hold to insert a dialing
pause (page 50).
q/VOLUME/p
During message playback or call
screening, press to adjust the listening
volume (page 80).
While in idle mode, press to adjust the
base ringer volume (page 77).
When on a call, press to adjust the
listening volume (page 32).
PTT
MIC
Press to initiate a one-to-one
(page 44) or one-to-group
broadcast (page 45).
Microphone
Press and hold to broadcast to a
group of system devices (page 45).
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
X/DELETE
While reviewing the caller ID history, the directory or the redial
memory, press to delete an individual entry (page 63, page 54 and
page 30 respectively).
While predialing, press to delete digits (page 27).
During message or announcement playback, press to delete
the playing message or announcement (page 80 and page 68
respectively).
Press twice to delete all old messages when the phone is not in
use (page 81).
/ANSWER ON
Press to turn the built-in answering system on or off (page 69).
•/RECORD
Press to record a memo (page 82) or an announcement (page 67).
/REPEAT
During playback, press to repeat the playing message (page 80).
During playback, press twice to play the previous message (page 80).
/SKIP
Press to skip a message (page 80).
/PLAY/STOP
Press to start or stop message playback (page 78).
MUTE
During a call, press to mute the microphone (page 33).
When the phone is ringing, press to mute the ringer temporarily
(page 28).
/SPEAKER
Press to make or answer a call using the speakerphone.
Main menu
Main menu
The > symbol highlights
a menu item.
>Playing messages
Answering sys
p
q
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Play messages (page 78)
Answering sys (page 66)
Directory (page 49)
Caller ID log (page 59)
Intercom (page 39)
Ringers (page 20)
Set date/time (page 21)
Settings (page 22)
Website (page 26)
Using menus:
•
•
•
•
Press MENU/SELECT to show the menu.
Press qCID or pDIR to scroll through menu items.
Press MENU/SELECT to confirm or save changes to a highlighted menu item.
Press CANCEL to cancel an operation, back up to the previous menu, or
exit the menu display.
Getting started
Installation
You must install and
charge the battery before
using the telephone.
STOP!
See pages 7-8 for
easy instructions.
Install the telephone base close to a telephone jack and a power outlet
not controlled by a wall switch. The telephone base can be placed on a flat
surface or vertically mounted on the wall (see page 9). For optimum range and
better reception, place the telephone base in a central and open location.
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber line)
through your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone
line cord and the telephone wall jack (see the following page). The filter prevents
noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL interference. Please contact your DSL
service provider for more information about DSL filters.
Your product may be shipped with protective stickers covering the handset
and telephone base displays - remove them before use.
For customer service or product information, visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada,
dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
Avoid placing the telephone base too close to:
• Communication devices such as television sets, VCRs, or other
cordless telephones.
• Excessive heat sources.
• Noise sources such as a window with traffic outside, motors, microwave
ovens, refrigerators, or fluorescent lighting.
• Excessive dust sources such as a workshop or garage.
• Excessive moisture.
• Extremely low temperature.
• Mechanical vibration or shock such as on top of a washing machine
or workbench.
Getting started
Telephone base and charger installation
Install the telephone base and charger as shown below.
The telephone base is ready for tabletop use. If you want to change to wall
mounting, see Installation options on page 9 for details.
Telephone base installation
Plug the large end of
the power adapter into
a power outlet not
controlled by a wall
switch.
Plug one end of the
telephone line cord
into a telephone jack
or a DSL filter.
If you have DSL high-speed
Internet service, a DSL filter
(not included) is required.
Telephone line cord
Route the power adapter
cord through this slot.
Route the telephone line
cord through this slot.
Raise the antenna.
Plug the other end of the
telephone line cord into the
telephone jack on the back
of the telephone base.
Plug the small end of the
telephone base power
adapter into the power
adapter jack on the back
of the telephone base.
Charger installation
Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet
not controlled by a wall switch.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• Use only the power adapter(s) supplied with this product. To order a replacement
power adapter, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
• The power adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor
mount position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is
plugged into a ceiling, under-the-table or cabinet outlet.
Getting started
Battery installation and charging
Install the battery as shown below. Once you have installed the battery, the
screen indicates the battery status (see the table below). If necessary, place
the handset in the telephone base or charger to charge the battery. For best
performance, keep the handset in the telephone base or charger when not in
use. The battery is fully charged after 10 hours of continuous charging. See
the table on page 108 for battery operating times.
If the screen shows Place in charger and flashes, you need to charge the
handset without interruption for at least 30 minutes to give the handset
enough charge to use the telephone for a short time. The following table
summarizes the battery charge indicators and actions to take.
Battery indicators
Battery status
Action
The screen is blank, or
shows Place in charger
and (flashing).
Battery has no or very
little charge. The handset
cannot be used.
Charge without interruption
(at least 30 minutes).
The screen shows
Low battery and
(flashing).
Battery has enough charge
to be used for a short time.
Charge without interruption
(at least 30 minutes).
The screen shows
HANDSET X.
Battery is charged.
To keep the battery charged,
place it in the telephone base or
charger when not in use.
Step 1
Plug the battery
connector securely
into the socket inside
the handset battery
compartment, matching
the color-coded label.
Insert the supplied
battery with the label
THIS SIDE UP facing up
as indicated.
BT183342/BT283342
BY 1021
NOTE: If you are on a phone call in low battery mode, you hear four short beeps
every minute.
Step 2
Align the cover flat
against the battery
compartment, then
slide it upwards until
it clicks into place.
Getting started
Battery installation and charging
CHARGE light
Step 3
Charge the handset by placing it face forward in
the telephone base or charger. The CHARGE light
on the top of the handset is on during charging.
After you install your telephone or power returns following a
power outage, the handset will prompt you to set the date and
time. For instructions, see Set date/time on page 13. To skip
setting the date and time, press OFF/CANCEL.
SET DATE
MM/DD/YY
p
q
SET TIME
HH:MM -p
q
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• Use only the supplied rechargeable battery or replacement battery (model BT166342).
To order, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
• If you do not use the handset for a long time, disconnect and remove the battery
to prevent possible leakage.
Getting started
Installation options
Your telephone base is ready for tabletop use. If you want to mount your
telephone on a wall, follow the steps below to connect the telephone base
with a standard dual-stud telephone wall mounting plate. You may need a
professional to install the mounting plate.
Tabletop to wall mount installation
1. Unplug the power adapter from the power outlet. Unplug the telephone
line cord from the wall jack (or DSL filter).
2. Press down on the tabs on the wall mount bracket on the telephone base
to detach it from tabletop orientation.
3. Swivel the wall mount bracket down to wall mount position and push it
into the telephone base until it clicks into place.
4. Plug the telephone line cord (or DSL filter) into the wall jack. Plug the
power adapter into a power outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
Align the holes on the back of the telephone base with the wall
mounting plate.
5. Slide the telephone base down until it locks securely. Bundle the
telephone line cord and power adapter cord neatly with twist ties.
1
2
3
5
4
Getting started
Installation options
Wall mount to tabletop installation
1. If the telephone line cord and power adapter cord are bundled, untie
them first. Push the telephone base up to remove it from the wall. Unplug
the telephone line cord (or DSL filter) from the wall. Unplug the power
adapter from the power outlet.
2. Swivel the wall mount bracket up to tabletop position and push it into the
telephone base until it clicks into place.
3. Plug the telephone line cord (or DSL filter) into the wall jack. Plug the
power adapter into a power outlet not controlled by a wall switch. Bundle
the telephone line cord and power adapter cord neatly with twist ties.
1
2
3
10
Telephone settings
Handset settings
Use the menu to change the telephone settings.
>Play messages
Answering sys
1.Press MENU/SELECT on the handset when it is not in use to
p
q
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the feature to be changed.
When scrolling through the menu, the > symbol indicates the selected
menu item.
3.Press MENU/SELECT to select the highlighted item.
NOTE: Press
OFF/CANCEL to cancel an operation, back up to the previous menu or exit
the menu display. Press and hold
OFF/CANCEL to return to idle mode.
Go to Answering system settings starting on page 66 for instructions on
how to use a system handset to modify the answering system settings
shown below.
Setting
Page
Announcement (play, record and delete)
66-68
Answer on/off
69
Call screening
70
Number of rings
71
Remote access code
72
Message alert tone
73
Message recording time
74
11
Telephone settings
Handset settings
Ringer volume
You can set the ringer volume level to one of six levels or
turn the ringer off. When the ringer is off,
appears on the
screen.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ringers, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Ringer volume.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to sample each volume level.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is a
confirmation tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
Intercom
>Ringers
p
q
>Ringer
volume
Ringer tone
p
q
RINGER VOLUME
p
q
NOTES:
• The handset ringer volume also determines the ringer volume for
intercom calls.
• If the ringer volume is set to off, that handset is silenced for all incoming calls.
• If the ringer volume is set to off, caller ID will not be announced and Caller ID won’t be
announced displays briefly on the screen.
Ringer tone
You can choose one of ten ringer tones.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ringers, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ringer tone, then press
MENU/SELECT.
4. Press qCID or pDIR to sample each ringer tone.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is
a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
Ringer volume
tone
>Ringer
p
q
RINGER TONE
1
>Tone
NOTE: If you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear ringer tone samples.
12
p
q
Telephone settings
Handset settings
Set date/time
The answering system announces the day and time of each message prior
to playing it. Before using the answering system, set the date and time as
follows. If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are
set automatically with each incoming call. The year must be set so that the
day of the week can be calculated from the caller ID information. You can
turn off the date and time settings of the caller ID service and set the date
and time manually (see Use caller ID to automatically set date and time
on page 17).
After a power failure or handset registration, the system prompts you to set
the date and time.
To set the date and time manually:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
Ringers
enter the main menu.
>Set date/time
p
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Set date/time and then
q
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to select the month, then press
SET DATE
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
MM/DD/YY
p
4. Press qCID or pDIR to select the day, then press
q
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
5. Press qCID or pDIR to select the year, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys,
SET TIME
HH:MM -then press MENU/SELECT to move on to set the time.
p
q
6. Press qCID or pDIR to select the hour, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
7. Press qCID or pDIR to select the minute, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
8. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight AM or PM, or press 2 for AM or
7 for PM. Then press MENU/SELECT to confirm. There is a confirmation
tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTE: If the clock is not set when a message is recorded, the system announces, “Time and
day not set,” before it plays the message.
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Telephone settings
Handset settings
LCD language
You can select the language used for all screen displays.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press MENU/SELECT to choose >LCD language.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >English, >Français
or >Español.
5. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is
a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
>LCD
language
Caller ID annc
p
q
LCD LANGUAGE
>English
p
q
Caller ID announce
The caller ID announce feature lets you know who’s calling without having
to look at the display. When you have an incoming call, the handset and/or
base speaks “Call from...” and the name of the caller based on the directory
or caller ID information. If the caller’s name is private or unknown, the phone
number up to the last 11 digits will be announced. If the caller’s phone
number is also private or unknown, no information will be announced. The
default setting is On.
To turn on or off the caller ID announce feature:
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Caller ID annc, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4. Use qCID or pDIR to highlight >HANDSET or >BASE, then
press MENU/SELECT.
5. Use qCID or pDIR to highlight >On or >Off, then press
MENU/SELECT. There is a confirmation tone and the screen
returns to the previous menu.
LCD language
>Caller ID annc
p
q
CALLER ID ANNC
>HANDSET
p
q
HS CID ANNOUNCE
>On
p
q
NOTES:
• To use the caller ID announce feature, you must subscribe to caller ID service from your
telephone service provider.
• When there are up to five handsets registered, the telephone system supports caller ID
announce for all handsets. If six or more handsets are registered, the system supports caller ID
announce for the first four registered handsets only.
• This feature does not announce information for call waiting calls.
• It takes at least 2 rings for the phone to receive caller ID information and announce it. If the
phone is answered before the end of the second ring, the phone won’t have time to announce
the caller’s information.
• Pronunciation of names may vary with this feature. Not all names may be pronounced correctly.
• Caller ID announce is available in English only.
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Telephone settings
Handset settings
Voicemail (visual message waiting) indicator
If you subscribe to a voicemail service offered by your telephone service
provider, this feature provides a visual indication when you
have new voicemail messages.
HANDSET
New voicemail and the
icon appear on the handset screen.
1
New voicemail
2/11
10:21 AM
NOTES:
• This feature does not indicate new messages recorded on your phone’s built-in answering system.
• For more information about the difference between your answering system and voicemail,
see page 75.
Clear voicemail indication
Use this feature when the telephone indicates there is new voicemail but
there is none. For example, when you have accessed your
>Clr voicemail
voicemail while away from home. This feature only turns off
Rename handset
p
the displayed New voicemail and the
icon;
q
it does not delete your voicemail messages. As long as you
have new voicemail messages, your telephone service
provider continues to send the signal to turn on the indicators.
Turn off
indicator?
To manually turn off the new voicemail indicators:
1.Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode to enter the
main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Clr voicemail, then press MENU/SELECT.
The screen shows Turn off indicator?
4.Press MENU/SELECT again to turn the voicemail indication off. There is a
confirmation tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTES:
• Your telephone service provider voicemail may alert you to new messages with a stutter
(broken) dial tone. Contact your telephone service provider for more details.
• For information about using your voicemail service, contact your telephone service provider.
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Telephone settings
Handset settings
Rename handset
You can create a handset name for each system handset.
Clr voicemail
1. When the handset is idle, press MENU/SELECT.
>Rename handset
p
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
q
MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Rename handset, then
RENAME HANDSET
press MENU/SELECT.
HANDSET____
4.Change the handset name when prompted.
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left
or right.
• Use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to 11 characters). Each time
you press a key, a character on that key appears. Additional key presses
produce other characters on that key. See the chart on page 51.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to backspace and delete a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to delete all characters.
5. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting and return to the previous menu.
There is a confirmation tone.
Key tone
The handset is set to beep with each key press. You can adjust the key tone
volume or turn it off. If you turn off the key tone, there are no beeps when
you press keys.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Key tone, then press
MENU/SELECT.
4. Use qCID or pDIR to select the desired volume or Off.
5. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is a
confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
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Rename handset
>Key tone
p
q
KEY TONE
p
q
Telephone settings
Handset settings
Use caller ID to automatically set date and time
If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are set
automatically with each incoming call. Follow the steps below to turn the
CID time sync feature on or off. The default setting is On.
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >CID time sync, then press
MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >On or >Off, then press
MENU/SELECT to save. There is a confirmation tone and the
screen returns to the previous menu.
Key tone
>CID time sync
p
q
CID TIME SYNC
>On
p
q
Home area code
If you dial 7 digits to make a local call (no area code required), enter your
area code into the telephone as the home area code. When you receive a
call from within your home area code, the caller ID history only displays the
7 digits of the telephone number.
This feature makes it easy for you to place a call from the caller ID log. If you
dial 10 digits to make a local phone call, do not use this home area code
feature. If you do, you cannot place local calls from your caller ID log, as they
will have only 7 digits.
To set the home area code:
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Home area code, then
press MENU/SELECT. The screen briefly shows
Only for 7 digit dial from CID.
4.Use the dialing keys to enter a 3-digit home area code.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to delete a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to delete all digits.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save. There is a confirmation tone
and the screen shows Area code will not show in CID
briefly before returning to the previous menu.
CID time sync
>Home area code
p
q
HOME AREA CODE
___
NOTE: If in the future, your telephone service provider requires you to dial 10 digits to
make a local call (area code plus telephone number), you need to delete your home
area code and dial out locally from the call ID log. With the home area code displayed,
press and hold MUTE/DELETE until the digits are deleted, and then press MENU/SELECT.
The home area code is now restored to its default setting of _ _ _ (empty).
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Telephone settings
Handset settings
Dial mode
The dial mode is preset to tone dialing. If you have pulse
(rotary) service, you must change the dial mode to pulse
dialing before using the telephone.
Home area code
>Dial mode
p
q
To set the dial mode:
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
DIAL MODE
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
>Tone
p
MENU/SELECT.
q
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Dial mode, then press MENU/SELECT.
4.Use qCID or pDIR to highlight >Tone or >Pulse, then press
MENU/SELECT. There is a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
Website
Use this feature to view the AT&T website address.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Website, then press
MENU/SELECT.
Settings
>Website
p
q
www.telephones.
att.com
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Use the menu to change the telephone settings.
1. Press MENU/SELECT on the telephone base when it is
not in use to enter the main menu.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the feature to be
changed. When scrolling through the menu, the
> symbol indicates the selected menu item.
3. Press MENU/SELECT to select the highlighted item.
>Play messages
Answering sys
p
q
NOTE: Press CANCEL to cancel an operation, back up to the previous menu or exit the
menu display. Press and hold CANCEL to return to idle mode.
Go to Answering system settings starting on page 66 for instructions on
how to use the telephone base to modify the answering system settings
shown below.
Setting
Page
Announcement (play, record and delete)
66-68
Answer on/off
69
Call screening
70
Number of rings
71
Remote access code
72
Message alert tone
73
Message recording time
74
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Ringer volume
You can set the ringer volume level to one of six levels or
turn the ringer off. When the ringer is off,
appears on
the screen.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ringers, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Ringer volume.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to sample each volume level.
5. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is
a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
Intercom
>Ringers
p
q
>Ringer
volume
Ringer tone
p
q
RINGER VOLUME
p
q
NOTES:
• The telephone base ringer volume also determines the ringer volume for intercom calls.
• If the ringer volume is set to off, the telephone base is silenced for all incoming calls.
• If the ringer volume is set to off, caller ID will not be announced and
Caller ID won’t be announced displays briefly on the screen.
Ringer tone
You can choose one of ten ringer tones.
Ringer volume
>Ringer tone
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
p
q
main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ringers, then press
RINGER TONE
MENU/SELECT.
>Tone 1
p
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ringer tone, then
q
press MENU/SELECT.
4. Press qCID or pDIR to sample each ringer tone.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is a confirmation tone
and the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTE: If you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear ringer tone samples.
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Set date/time
The answering system announces the day and time of each message prior
to playing it. Before using the answering system, set the date and time as
follows. If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are set
automatically with each incoming call. The year must be set so that the day
of the week can be calculated from the caller ID information. You can turn
off the date and time settings of the caller ID service and set the date and
time manually (see Use caller ID to automatically set date and time on
page 25).
After a power failure, the system prompts you to set the date and time.
To set the date and time manually:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter the
main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Set date/time and
Ringers
then press MENU/SELECT.
>Set date/time
p
3.Press qCID or pDIR to select the month, then press
q
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the
dialing keys.
SET DATE
MM/DD/YY
4.Press qCID or pDIR to select the day, then press
p
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the
q
dialing keys.
5.Press qCID or pDIR to select the year, then press
SET TIME
HH:MM -MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing
p
keys, then press MENU/SELECT to move on to set
q
the time.
6.Press qCID or pDIR to select the hour, then press
MENU/SELECT, or enter the number using the dialing keys.
7.Press qCID or pDIR to select the minute, then press MENU/SELECT, or
enter the number using the dialing keys.
8. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight AM or PM, or press 2 for AM or
7 for PM. Then press MENU/SELECT to confirm. There is a confirmation
tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTE: If the clock is not set when a message is recorded, the system announces, “Time
and day not set,” before it plays the message.
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
LCD language
You can select the language used for all screen displays.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press MENU/SELECT to choose >LCD language.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >English, >Français
or >Español.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is
a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
>LCD
language
Caller ID annc
p
q
LCD LANGUAGE
>English
p
q
Caller ID announce
The caller ID announce feature lets you know who’s calling without having
to look at the display. When you have an incoming call, the handset and/or
base speaks “Call from...” and the name of the caller based on the directory
or caller ID information. If the caller’s name is private or unknown, the phone
number up to the last 11 digits will be announced. If the caller’s phone
number is also private or unknown, no information will be announced. The
default setting is On.
To turn on or off the caller ID announce feature:
LCD language
>Caller ID annc
p
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
q
main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
BS CID ANNOUNCE
>On
MENU/SELECT.
p
q
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Caller ID annc, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4. Use qCID or pDIR to highlight >On or >Off, then press MENU/SELECT.
There is a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTES:
• To use the caller ID announce feature, you must subscribe to caller ID service from your
telephone service provider.
• This feature does not announce information for call waiting calls.
• It takes at least 2 rings for the phone to receive caller ID information and announce it. If the
phone is answered before the end of the second ring, the phone won’t have time to announce
the caller’s information.
• Pronunciation of names may vary with this feature. Not all names may be pronounced correctly.
• Caller ID announce is available in English only.
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Voicemail (visual message waiting) indicator
If you subscribe to a voicemail service offered by your telephone service
provider, this feature provides a visual indication when you have new
voicemail messages.
BASE
New voicemail and the
base screen.
icon appear on the telephone
New voicemail
MSG #
2/11
AM
10:21
0
NOTES:
• This feature does not indicate new messages recorded on your phone’s built-in
answering system.
• For more information about the difference between your answering system and voicemail,
see page 75.
Clear voicemail indication
Use this feature when the telephone indicates there is
new voicemail but there is none. For example, when you
have accessed your voicemail while away from home. This
feature only turns off the displayed New voicemail and
the
icon; it does not delete your voicemail messages.
As long as you have new voicemail messages, your
telephone service provider continues to send the signal to
turn on the indicators.
>Clr
voicemail
Rename base
p
q
Turn off
indicator?
To manually turn off the new voicemail indicators:
1.Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Clr voicemail, then press MENU/SELECT.
The screen shows Turn off indicator?
4.Press MENU/SELECT again to turn the voicemail indication off. There is a
confirmation tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTES:
• Your telephone service provider voicemail may alert you to new messages with a stutter
(broken) dial tone. Contact your telephone service provider for more details.
• For information about using your voicemail service, contact your telephone service provider.
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Rename base
You can create a new name for the telephone base.
1. When the telephone is idle, press MENU/SELECT.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
Clr voicemail
MENU/SELECT.
>Rename base
p
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Rename base, then
q
press MENU/SELECT.
RENAME BASE
4.Change the telephone base name when prompted.
BASE_______
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left
or right.
• Use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to 11
characters). Each time you press a key, a character on that key appears.
Additional key presses produce other characters on that key. See the
chart on page 51.
• Press X/DELETE to backspace and delete a character.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to delete all characters.
5. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting and return to the previous menu.
There is a confirmation tone.
Key tone
The telephone base is set to beep with each key press. You can adjust the
key tone volume or turn it off. If you turn off the key tone, there are no
beeps when you press keys.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
Rename base
main menu.
>Key tone
p
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
q
MENU/SELECT.
KEY TONE
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Key tone, then press
MENU/SELECT.
p
q
4. Use qCID or pDIR to select the desired volume
or Off.
5. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference. There is a confirmation tone
and the screen returns to the previous menu.
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Use caller ID to automatically set date and time
If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are set
automatically with each incoming call. Follow the steps below to turn the
CID time sync feature on or off. The default setting is On.
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT
to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >CID time sync, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >On or >Off, then
press MENU/SELECT to save. There is a confirmation
tone and the screen returns to the previous menu.
Key tone
>CID time sync
p
q
CID TIME SYNC
>On
p
q
Home area code
If you dial 7 digits to make a local call (no area code required), enter your
area code into the telephone as the home area code. When you receive a
call from within your home area code, the caller ID history only displays the
7 digits of the telephone number.
This feature makes it easy for you to place a call from the caller ID log. If you
dial 10 digits to make a local phone call, do not use this home area code
feature. If you do, you cannot place local calls from your caller ID log, as they
will have only 7 digits.
To set the home area code:
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press MENU/SELECT.
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Home area code, then
CID time sync
press MENU/SELECT. The screen briefly shows
>Home area code
Only for 7 digit dial from CID.
p
q
4.Use the dialing keys to enter a 3-digit home
area code.
HOME AREA CODE
• Press X/DELETE to delete a digit.
___
• Press and hold X/DELETE to delete all digits.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save. There is a confirmation
tone and the screen shows Area code will not show in CID briefly before
returning to the previous menu.
NOTE: If in the future, your telephone service provider requires you to dial 10 digits to
make a local call (area code plus telephone number), you need to delete your home
area code and dial out locally from the caller ID log. With the home area code displayed,
press and hold X/DELETE until the digits are deleted, and then press MENU/SELECT.
The home area code is now restored to its default setting of _ _ _ (empty).
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Telephone settings
Telephone base settings
Dial mode
The dial mode is preset to tone dialing. If you have pulse (rotary) service, you
must change the dial mode to pulse dialing before using the telephone.
To set the dial mode:
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Settings, then press
Home area code
MENU/SELECT.
>Dial mode
p
3.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Dial mode, then press
q
MENU/SELECT.
4.Use qCID or pDIR to highlight >Tone or >Pulse, then
DIAL MODE
>Tone
press MENU/SELECT. There is a confirmation tone and
p
the screen returns to the previous menu.
q
Website
Use this feature to view the AT&T website address.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
main menu.
2.Use qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Website, then press
MENU/SELECT.
Settings
>Website
p
q
www.telephones.
att.com
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
Making a call
Using a cordless handset:
• Press PHONE/FLASH or
telephone number.
Elapsed time
/�������
SPEAKER, then enter the
The screen displays the elapsed time as you talk (in hours,
minutes and seconds).
Using the telephone base:
• Press /�������
SPEAKER, then enter the telephone number.
The screen displays the elapsed time as you talk (in hours,
minutes and seconds).
Phone
8/06
6:30AM
Speaker 0:00:30
8/06
6:30AM
Elapsed time
Speaker
NOTE: Pressing PHONE/FLASH or
/��������
SPEAKER to access
services from your telephone service provider does not affect the
elapsed time.
0:00:30
8/06
0:00:30
6:30AM
On hook dialing (predialing)
Using a cordless handset:
1.Enter the telephone number. Press MUTE/DELETE to make corrections
when entering the phone number.
2.Press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER to dial.
Using the telephone base:
1.Enter the telephone number. Press X/DELETE to make corrections when
entering the phone number.
2.Press /�������
SPEAKER to dial.
Answering a call
Using a cordless handset:
• Press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER.
-OR• Press any dialing key (0-9, TONE or #).
Using the telephone base:
• Press /�������
SPEAKER.
-OR• Press any dialing key (0-9, TONE
or #).
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
���������
Ending a call
Using a cordless handset:
• Press OFF/CANCEL or return the handset to the telephone base or charger.
Using the telephone base:
• Press /�������
SPEAKER.
Auto off
A call ends automatically when you put the handset in the telephone base
or charger.
Temporary ringer silencing
Using a cordless handset:
Press OFF/CANCEL or MUTE/DELETE while the telephone is
ringing to silence the ringer temporarily on that handset only.
This turns off the ringer without disconnecting the call. The
next incoming call rings normally at the preset volume.
Using the telephone base:
Press CANCEL or MUTE while the telephone is ringing
to silence the ringer temporarily on the telephone base
only. This turns off the ringer without disconnecting
the call. The next incoming call rings normally at the
preset volume.
Ringer muted
Ringer muted
NOTE: The telephone base and all handsets ring when there is an incoming call unless
the ringer volume is turned off on that device.
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
Handset speakerphone
During a call, press /�������
SPEAKER to switch between handsfree speakerphone
and normal handset use. Press OFF/CANCEL to hang up.
NOTES:
• When you use the speakerphone, the key pad of the handset and the
are lit.
/SPEAKER button
• The speakerphone uses more power than the normal handset. If the handset battery becomes
very low while you are using the speakerphone, the call remains in speakerphone mode until
you hang up or the battery becomes depleted.
• After installing a battery into the handset, the screen may show Low battery. If you use the
speakerphone at this time, the battery may become depleted. Follow the instructions in the
Battery installation and charging section on pages 7-8.
Last number redial
Each handset and the telephone base stores the last 10 telephone numbers
dialed (up to 30 digits each).
To view the 10 most recently dialed numbers:
Redial
Using a cordless handset:
• To display the most recently called number, press
REDIAL/PAUSE.
• To view up to 10 recently called numbers, press REDIAL/PAUSE,
then qCID, pDIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly.
#1/10
888-883-2445
p
q
EDIT NUMBER
888-883-2445
The handset beeps twice at the end of the list. Press
OFF/CANCEL to exit.
Using the telephone base:
• To display the most recently called number, press
REDIAL/PAUSE.
• To view up to 10 recently called numbers,
press REDIAL/PAUSE, then qCID, pDIR or
REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly.
The telephone base beeps twice at the end of the list.
Press CANCEL to exit.
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Redial
#1/10
888-883-2445
p
q
EDIT NUMBER
888-883-2445
Telephone operation
Telephone operation
To redial a number:
Using a cordless handset:
• To dial the displayed number, press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER.
-OR• Press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER, then press REDIAL/PAUSE
repeatedly to view the redial memory. Press MENU/SELECT to dial the
displayed number.
Using the telephone base:
• To dial the displayed number, press /�������
SPEAKER.
-OR• Press /�������
SPEAKER, then press REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to view the
redial memory. Press MENU/SELECT to dial the displayed number.
To delete a redial entry:
Using a cordless handset:
• While the screen displays the desired number, press
delete the number from the redial memory.
MUTE/DELETE
to
Using the telephone base:
• While the screen displays the desired number, press X/DELETE to delete
the number from the redial memory.
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
Equalizer
The handset equalizer enables you to change the quality
of the audio to best suit your hearing.
While on a call or intercom call, or listening to a message
or announcement, press EQ
to select the equalizer
setting Treble 1, Treble 2, Bass or Natural (the default
setting). The current setting is shown on the handset
screen for 2 seconds.
NOTES:
• If you switch the call between the handset and the speakerphone by
pressing /SPEAKER, the audio setting remains unchanged.
• The current equalizer setting remains unchanged until a new setting
is selected.
Treble 1
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Treble 2
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Bass
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Natural
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6:30AM
Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Volume control
Using a cordless handset:
You can set the listening volume to one of six levels. While
on a call, press qCID/VOLUME to decrease or press
pDIR/VOLUME to increase the listening volume.
Using the telephone base:
You can set the listening volume to one of eight levels.
While on a call, press q/VOLUME to decrease or
VOLUME/p to increase the listening volume.
NOTES:
• Handset and speakerphone volume settings are independent.
• When the volume reaches the minimum or maximum setting, you hear
two beeps.
Call waiting
If you subscribe to call waiting service from your telephone service provider,
you hear two beeps if someone calls while you are already on a call.
• Press PHONE/FLASH on the handset or FLASH on the telephone base to
put your current call on hold and take the new call.
• Press PHONE/FLASH on your handset or FLASH on your telephone base
at any time to switch back and forth between calls.
NOTE: Missed call waiting calls are not counted as missed calls.
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Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Mute
Use the mute function to turn off the microphone. You
can hear the caller, but the caller cannot hear you.
Using a cordless handset:
To mute a call:
• While on a call, press MUTE/DELETE. When mute is on,
the handset shows Muted for a few seconds and MUTE
icon displays until you turn off mute.
To end mute a call:
• Press MUTE/DELETE again. When mute is off,
Microphone ON appears temporarily on the handset.
Muted
p
q
MUTE
Microphone ON
Using the telephone base:
To mute a call:
• While on a call, press MUTE. When mute is on, the
telephone base shows Muted for a few seconds.
p
q
To end mute a call:
• Press MUTE again. When mute is off, Microphone ON
appears temporarily on the telephone base.
Muted
p
q
Microphone ON
p
q
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Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Chain dialing
Use this feature to initiate a dialing sequence from the numbers in the
directory, caller ID history or redial memory while you are on a call.
Chain dialing is useful when you wish to access other numbers (such as bank
account numbers or access codes) from the directory, caller ID history or
redial list.
Using a cordless handset:
To access the directory while on a call:
1.Press MENU/SELECT.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Directory and then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired number.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to dial the number shown.
To access the caller ID log while on a call:
1.Press MENU/SELECT.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Caller ID log, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired number.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to dial the number shown.
Intercom
>Directory
Charlie Johnson
888-883-2445
p
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Phone
0:01:20
Charlie Johnson
8/06
6:30AM
To access the redial list while on a call:
REDIAL
#1/10
1.Press REDIAL/PAUSE to show the most recently
800-360-4121
dialed number.
p
q
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired number,
or press REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to find the desired
number�������������
. Then press MENU/SELECT to dial the number shown.
Using the telephone base:
To access the directory while on a call:
1.Press MENU/SELECT.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Directory and then
press MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired number.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to dial the number shown.
Intercom
>Directory
Charlie Johnson
888-883-2445
p
q
Speaker
0:01:20
Charlie Johnson
8/06
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6:30AM
Telephone operation
Options while on calls
To access the caller ID log while on a call:
1.Press MENU/SELECT.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Caller ID log, then press
3.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired number.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to dial the number shown.
MENU/SELECT.
To access the redial list while on a call:
1.Press REDIAL/PAUSE to show the most recently
REDIAL
dialed number.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired number,
or press REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to find the desired
number.������������
Then press MENU/SELECT to dial the number shown.
#1/10
800-360-4121
p
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NOTES:
• You cannot edit a directory entry while on a call. For more details about the directory,
see page 49.
• You cannot copy a caller ID entry into the directory while on a call. For more details about
the caller ID history, see page 59.
• If you press REDIAL/PAUSE while on a call, you can only view the 10 most recently dialed
numbers and you cannot erase the entries. For more details about the redial memory, see
page 29.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL on the handset or CANCEL on the telephone base to exit redial,
directory or caller ID history when on a call.
Temporary tone dialing
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can switch from pulse to touch-tone
dialing temporarily during a call. This is useful if you need to send touch-tone
signals to access your telephone banking or long distance services.
1.During a call, press TONE .
2.Use the dialing keys to enter the desired number. The telephone sends
touch-tone signals.
3.The telephone automatically returns to pulse dialing after you end the call.
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Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Blind transfer
While on an outside call, you can transfer the call to a specific device or any
device without notifying them.
To transfer an outside call from a handset:
1. During the call, press MENU/SELECT.
2. Press MENU/SELECT to choose >Transfer.
Phone
0:00:12
• If you have one handset, the outside call is put on
hold and your handset shows Transferring call... The
telephone base rings and shows Transfer from HANDSET. 8/06
6:30AM
• If you have more than one handset, your screen shows
TRANSFER TO: Use the dialing keys to �
enter a specific
>Transfer
Intercom
device number (0 for the telephone base, 1-9 for
p
handsets 1-9, TONE and 0 for handset 10,
q
TONE and 1 for handset 11, TONE and 2 for handset
12, or TONE and # for all devices), or press qCID or
pDIR to scroll to the desired device and press MENU/
TRANSFER TO:
SELECT. The outside call is put on hold and your handset >Handset 2
p
screen shows Transferring call... or Transferring call to
q
all... The other device rings and shows
Transfer from HANDSET X (HANDSET represents the
handset name, X represents the handset number).
3. To answer the call on the destination handset��������
, press PHONE/FLASH or
/�������
SPEAKER. To answer the call on the telephone base��������
, press
/�������
SPEAKER. The initiating handset shows Call transferred and goes to
idle mode.
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Telephone operation
Options while on calls
To transfer an outside call from the telephone base:
1. During the call, press MENU/SELECT.
Speaker
0:00:12
2. Press MENU/SELECT to choose >Transfer.
• If your have one handset, the outside call is put on
8/06
6:30AM
hold and the telephone base shows
Transferring call... The handset rings and shows
>Transfer
Transfer from BASE 0 (BASE represents the
Intercom
base name).
p
q
• If you have more than one handset, the telephone base
shows TRANSFER TO: Use the dialing keys to �
enter a
TRANSFER TO:
specific handset number (1-9 for handsets 1-9,
>Handset 2
TONE and 0 for handset 10, TONE and 1 for
p
q
handset 11, TONE and 2 for handset 12, or
TONE and # for all handsets), or press qCID or
pDIR to scroll to the desired handset and press MENU/SELECT.
The outside call is put on hold and the telephone base shows
Transferring call... or Transferring call to all... The other handset(s) rings
and shows Transfer from BASE 0 (BASE represents the base name).
3. To answer the call on the destination handset��������
, press PHONE/FLASH or
/�������
SPEAKER. The telephone base shows Call transferred and goes to
idle mode.
NOTES:
• To cancel the transfer and return to the external call before the blind transfer call is
answered, press
OFF/CANCEL,
PHONE/FLASH or
/��������
SPEAKER on your handset, or
CANCEL or
/�������
SPEAKER on your telephone base.
• If the other device does not answer the transfer within 30 seconds, the transfer ends and the
initiating device rings while showing No response to transfer. If it does not pick up within 30
seconds, the device returns to idle mode and the outside call ends.
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Multiple handset use
Multiple handset use
Handset locator
The handset locator feature is useful if you misplace
any handsets.
To start the paging tone:
• Press /HANDSET LOCATOR on the telephone
base to start the paging tone on all handsets for
60 seconds.
NOTE: If you press
OFF/CANCEL or MUTE/DELETE on a handset,
the ringer of that handset stops, but the paging to the rest of the
handsets continues.
To stop the paging tone:
• Press PHONE/FLASH, /�������
SPEAKER, or any dialing key
(0-9, TONE or #) on the handset(s).
-OR• Press /HANDSET LOCATOR, MUTE or CANCEL on the
telephone base.
**Paging**
Join a call in progress
When a handset or the telephone base is already on a call and you would
like to join the call, press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER on your handset or
/�������
SPEAKER on your telephone base.
To end the call using a handset, press OFF/CANCEL or place the handset
in the telephone base or charger. To end the call using the telephone
base, press /�������
SPEAKER. The call does not end until all handsets and the
telephone base hang up.
NOTE: You can use up to four system handsets and the telephone base at the same time
on an outside call.
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Multiple handset use
Intercom
Use the intercom feature for conversations between two handsets, or a
handset and the telephone base. You can buy additional expansion handsets
(model AT&T CL80111) for this telephone base to expand your telephone
system (up to 12 handsets).
Calling
Using a cordless handset:
BASE
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Intercom, then press
MENU/SELECT.
HANDSET X
• If you have one handset, the handset shows
is calling
Calling BASE 0.
• If you have more than one handset, the handset shows
INTERCOM TO: Use the dialing keys to �
enter a specific
device number (0 for the telephone base, 1-9 for
Intercom
handsets 1-9, TONE and 0 for handset 10, TONE and
1 for handset 11, TONE and 2 for handset 12, or
TONE and # for all devices), or press qCID or pDIR to 12/02 11:35AM
scroll to the desired device and press MENU/SELECT.
Your handset screen shows Calling HANDSET X,
Calling BASE 0 or Calling all devices.
The destination device(s) rings and shows HANDSET X is calling or
HANDSET X is calling all� (HANDSET represents the handset name, X
represents the handset number).
2.To answer the intercom call, press PHONE/FLASH, /�������
SPEAKER or any
dialing key (0-9, TONE , or #) on the called device. Both devices now
show Intercom.
3.To end the intercom call, one party presses OFF/CANCEL, or place the
handset back in the telephone base or charger; or presses CANCEL on the
telephone base.��������������������������������������������������������
The other party hears four beeps. Both devices display
Intercom ended.
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Multiple handset use
Intercom
Using the telephone base:
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main
Calling
menu. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Intercom, then
HANDSET X
press MENU/SELECT.
• If you have one handset, the telephone base shows
Calling HANDSET X.
BASE
• If you have more than one handset, the telephone
is calling
base shows INTERCOM TO: Use the dialing keys to
enter a specific handset number (1-9 for handsets
1-9, TONE and 0 for handset 10, TONE and 1 for
handset 11, TONE and 2 for handset 12, or
Intercom
TONE and # for all handsets), or press qCID or
pDIR to scroll to the desired handset and press
MENU/SELECT. The telephone base shows Calling
HANDSET X or Calling all handsets.
The destination handset(s) rings and shows BASE 0 is calling.
2.To answer the intercom call, press PHONE/FLASH, /�������
SPEAKER or any
dialing key (0-9, TONE , or #) on the destination handset. Both the base
and the handset now show Intercom.
3.To end the intercom call, one party presses OFF/CANCEL, or place the
handset back in the telephone base or charger; or presses CANCEL on the
telephone base. The other party hears four beeps. Both devices display
Intercom ended.
NOTES:
• Before the intercom call is answered, you can cancel it by pressing
OFF/������
CANCEL on the
handset or CANCEL on the telephone base�.
• If the called device is not answered within 100 seconds, or accessing the directory or caller ID
log, or is on a call, or is out of range, the initiating device shows No answer. Try again.
• To temporarily silence the intercom ringer, press
OFF/CANCEL or MUTE/DELETE on the
handset, or press CANCEL or MUTE on the telephone base.
• You can only use one pair of devices at a time to make intercom calls.
Answer an incoming call during an intercom call
If you receive an outside call during an intercom call, there is a two-beep call
waiting tone.
• To answer the call, press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER on the
handset, or /�������
SPEAKER on the telephone base. The intercom call ends
automatically. The party on the intercom call hears four beeps. Other
system devices can also answer the incoming call by pressing
PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER on the handset or /�������
SPEAKER on the
telephone base.
• To end the intercom call without answering the incoming call, press
OFF/CANCEL on the handset or CANCEL on the telephone base.
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Multiple handset use
Call transfer using intercom
Use the intercom feature to transfer an outside call to another system
handset or the telephone base. You can also share an outside call with
another system handset or the telephone base.
To transfer or share an outside call using intercom:
Using a cordless handset:
1. During the call, press MENU/SELECT.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Intercom and press MENU/SELECT.
3. Choose the device(s) you would like to transfer the call to using the
options from Step 1 on page 39.
4. When the destination device picks up, your handset shows Intercom and
the outside call is put on hold. Then you have the following options:
• You can transfer the call. Press MENU/SELECT twice to choose
>Transfer. The handset shows Call transferred. The
other device automatically connects to the outside call. >Transfer
• You can let the other device join you on the outside call Share call
p
in a three-way conversation. Press MENU/SELECT.
q
Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >Share call, then press
MENU/SELECT.
• You can end the intercom call and continue the outside call with your
handset. Press PHONE/FLASH on your handset (the ended intercom call
party hears four beeps).
Using the telephone base:
1. During the call, press MENU/SELECT.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Intercom and press MENU/SELECT.
3. Choose the handset(s) you would like to transfer the call to using the
options from Step 1 on page 40.
4. When the destination handset(s) picks up, the telephone base shows Intercom
and the outside call is put on hold. Then you have the following options:
• You can transfer the call. Press MENU/SELECT twice to
choose >Transfer. The telephone base shows
>Transfer
Call transferred. The other handset automatically
Share call
connects to the outside call.
p
q
• You can let the other handset join you on the
outside call in a three-way conversation. Press
MENU/SELECT. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >Share call, then press
MENU/SELECT.
• You can end the intercom call and continue the outside call with the
telephone base. Press CANCEL on the telephone base (the ended
intercom call party hears four beeps).
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
PTT
You can directly broadcast messages to the speakerphone of
any device. Press and hold PUSH TO TALK on a handset or PTT
on the telephone base to begin two-way communication.
• Only one device can talk at a time. While talking to another
device, press and hold PUSH TO TALK on the handset or
PTT on the telephone base.
• You must release PUSH TO TALK on the handset or PTT on
the telephone base, so the other person can respond.
• Only one PTT session can be active at a time.
• While PTT is in use between two devices, other devices
cannot use the intercom feature but can access the
answering system.
• When you attempt to place a PTT call to another device which is accessing
the answering system or on an intercom call or outside call, your device
screen shows Not available at this time.
Turn PTT on or off
Using a cordless handset:
PUSH TO TALK
1. Press PUSH TO TALK when the handset is not in use. The
>PTT On/Off
p
PUSH TO TALK menu displays.
q
2. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >PTT On/Off, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to choose >On or >Off, then press MENU/SELECT.
Using the telephone base:
1. Press PTT when the telephone base is not in use. The
PUSH TO TALK menu displays.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >PTT On/Off, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to choose >On or >Off, then press
PUSH TO TALK
>PTT On/Off
p
q
MENU/SELECT.
NOTE: The handset or the telephone base screen displays No Incoming PTT when PTT is
turned off.
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
PTT call to a single device
Using a cordless handset:
1. There are a few ways to begin a PTT call to a single device.
When the handset is not in use:
• If you have one handset, press and hold PUSH TO TALK.
• If you have more than one handset:
w Press PUSH TO TALK on the handset. Then use the
dialing keys to enter the destination device number.
-ORw Press PUSH TO TALK on the handset. Press qCID or
pDIR to highlight the destination device number. Then
press MENU/SELECT or PUSH TO TALK.
The handset shows Connecting to HANDSET X...
(HANDSET represents the handset name, X represents the
destination handset number) or Connecting to BASE 0...
(BASE represents the base name) for a few seconds. When
the connection is made, both your and the destination
device screens display Press and hold [PTT] to talk.
2. Press and hold PUSH TO TALK. A chirp indicates your
microphone is on. Speak towards the device. Your voice is
broadcast to the destination device.
While you are speaking, your handset shows
PTT To handset: X or PTT To base.
PUSH TO TALK
>Handset
X
p
q
Connecting to
Handset X...
p
q
Press and hold
[PTT] to talk
PTT To
handset: X
3. Release PUSH TO TALK after speaking. Both devices beep once again and
the screens show Press and hold [PTT] to talk. Then you can
press and hold PUSH TO TALK to continue speaking or the destination
device can respond (see Answer a PTT call on page 46).
4. To end the PTT call, press OFF/CANCEL or place the handset in the
telephone base or charger. The handset shows Push to talk Ended for a
few seconds.
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Using the telephone base:
1. There are a few ways to begin a PTT call to a single
handset. When the telephone base is not in use:
• If you have one handset, press and hold PTT.
• If you have more than one handset:
w Press PTT. Then use the dialing keys to enter the
destination handset number.
-ORw Press qCID or pDIR to highlight the destination
handset number. Then press MENU/SELECT or PTT.
The telephone base shows Connecting to HANDSET X...
(HANDSET represents the handset name, X represents
the destination handset number) for a few seconds. When
the connection is made, both the telephone base and
destination handset display Press and hold [PTT] to talk.
PUSH TO TALK
>Handset
X
p
q
Connecting to
Handset X...
p
q
Press and hold
[PTT] to talk
PTT To
handset: X
2. Press and hold PTT. A chirp indicates your microphone
is on.
Speak towards the telephone base. Your voice is broadcast to the
destination handset.
While you are speaking, the telephone base shows PTT To handset: X.
3. Release PTT after speaking. Both devices beep once again and the screens
show Press and hold [PTT] to talk. Then you can press and hold PTT to
continue speaking or the destination device can respond (see
Answer a PTT call on page 46).
4. To end the PTT call, press CANCEL. The telephone base shows
Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
PTT call to multiple devices
When there are multiple handsets registered to the phone system, PTT
supports one-to-group calls. PTT supports a maximum of one-to-five calls
when one to five handsets are registered, and a maximum of one-to-four
calls when six or more handsets are registered. The first four registered
handsets will be able to use this feature. Other handsets can only use PTT for
one-to-one calls.
To call multiple devices:
Using a cordless handset:
1. You have three ways to call multiple devices. When the handset is not in use:
• Press and hold PUSH TO TALK until the handset shows
Connecting to group...
• Press PUSH TO TALK. Press qCID or pDIR to choose Group. Press
MENU/SELECT or press PUSH TO TALK then your handset shows
Connecting to group...
• Press PUSH TO TALK. Press TONE and # (pound key). The handset
shows Connecting to group...
When the connection is made, both the caller and the destination parties
hear a beep. The speakerphones on all other devices automatically activate.
2. You need to press and hold PUSH TO TALK when you want to speak.
Speak towards the handset. Your voice is broadcast to all devices.
3.Release PUSH TO TALK after speaking.
4.Any extension can reply (see Answer a PTT call on page 46).
Using the telephone base:
1. You have three ways to call multiple handsets. When the telehone base is
not in use:
• Press and hold PTT until the screen shows Connecting to group...
• Press PTT. Press qCID or pDIR to choose Group. Press MENU/SELECT or
press PTT then the telephone base shows Connecting to group...
• Press PTT. Press TONE and # (pound key). The screen shows
Connecting to group...
When the connection is made, both the caller and the destination parties
hear a beep. The speakerphones on all other devices automatically activate.
2. You need to press and hold PTT when you want to speak. Speak towards
the telephone base. Your voice is broadcast to all devices.
3.Release PTT after speaking.
4.Any extension can reply (see Answer a PTT call on page 46).
NOTE: After PUSH TO TALK on the handset or PTT on the telephone base is released, the PTT
call remains open for a short time. If no one presses PUSH TO TALK on the handset or PTT on
the telephone base within 10 seconds, the PTT call ends automatically.
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Answer a PTT call
You can respond to a PTT call as described below.
1. When your device receives a PTT call, it beeps and shows
Press and hold [PTT] to talk.
2. When the other party is speaking, your speakerphone light is on, and your
device shows:
• PTT From HS X To HS X (the first X represents the initiating handset
number, and the second X represents your handset number; a
maximum of four handset numbers appear).
-OR• PTT From HS X To Base & HS X (the first X represents the initiating
handset number, and the second X represents your handset number;
a maximum of four handset numbers appear).
-OR• PTT From Base To HS X (the X represents your handset number; a
maximum of five handset numbers appear).
3. When your speakerphone light is off (the screen shows
Press and hold [PTT] to talk), press and hold PUSH TO TALK on your
handset or PTT on your telephone base. You will hear a chirp. Speak
towards the device.
• While you are speaking, your device shows PTT To Handset: X
(X represents the handset numbers of one or more destination handsets;
a maximum of five handset numbers appear) or
PTT To Base & Handset: X (X represents the handset numbers of one or
more destination handsets; a maximum of four handset numbers appear) .
• Your voice is broadcast to all destination devices.
After speaking, release PUSH TO TALK on your handset or PTT on
your telephone base. Your device will beep. After the beep, if your
speakerphone light is off, you can press and hold PUSH TO TALK on
your handset or PTT on your telephone base to continue speaking, or the
destination device can respond.
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Change a one-to-one PTT call to an intercom call
You can convert a one-to-one PTT session to an intercom call.
1. When your device shows Press and hold [PTT] to talk, press
MENU/SELECT. The screen shows >Intercom.
2. Press MENU/SELECT. Your device displays Calling BASE 0 or
Calling HANDSET X. The destination device briefly shows
Push to talk Ended and then HANDSET X is calling or BASE 0 is calling.
The destination device rings.
3. Press PHONE/FLASH or any dialing keys (0-9, # or TONE ) on the
destination handset, or press /SPEAKER or any dialing keys (0-9, # or
TONE ) on the telephone base to answer the intercom call. Both devices
now show Intercom.
4. To end the intercom call, press OFF/CANCEL on your handset or place
the handset in the telephone base or charger, or press CANCEL on the
telephone base. Both screens show Intercom ended.
Answer an incoming call during a PTT call
When you receive an outside call during PTT, there is an alert tone.
• During a one-to-one PTT call, press PHONE/FLASH on your handset or
/SPEAKER on the telephone base. The PTT call ends automatically and
the outside call is answered.
• During a PTT call to multiple devices, press PHONE/FLASH on the
initiating handset or /SPEAKER on the initiating telephone base. The
PTT call ends automatically and the outside call is answered.
• During a PTT call to multiple devices, press PHONE/FLASH on any one
of the destination handsets, or press /SPEAKER on the destination
telephone base. That device answers the outside call. The PTT call
continues for the rest of the PTT participants.
• To leave the PTT call without answering the incoming call, press
OFF/CANCEL on your handset or CANCEL on your telephone base. The
telephone continues to ring.
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Multiple handset use
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Make an outgoing call during PTT call
• During a one-to-one PTT call, press PHONE/FLASH on your handset or
/SPEAKER on your telephone base to get a dial tone. The PTT call
ends automatically.
• During a PTT call to multiple devices, press PHONE/FLASH on the
initiating handset or /SPEAKER on the initiating telephone base. The
PTT call ends automatically and you get a dial tone.
• During a PTT call to multiple devices, press PHONE/FLASH on any one
of the destination handsets or press /SPEAKER on the destination
telephone base. That device gets a dial tone. The PTT call continues for
the rest of the PTT participants.
End or leave a PTT call
For one-to-one PTT calls, both initiating and destination devices can end the
PTT call. For PTT calls to multiple devices, the initiating device can end the
PTT call. If any one of the destination devices leaves the PTT call, the call
continues until all participants or the initiator hangs up.
Press OFF/CANCEL on the handset or place the handset in the telephone
base or charger, or press CANCEL on the telephone base. The screen shows
Push to talk Ended.
NOTE: After PUSH TO TALK on the handset or PTT on the telephone base is released, the
PTT call remains open for a short time. If no one presses PUSH TO TALK on the handset or
PTT on the telephone base within 10 seconds, the PTT call ends automatically.
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Directory
About the directory
Shared directory
The directory is shared by all handsets and the telephone
base. Changes made to the directory from any device apply
to all.
Charlie Johnson
888-883-2445
p
q
NOTE: Only one handset or the telephone base can review the directory
at a time. If another device tries to enter the directory, the screen shows
Not available at this time.
Capacity
The directory can store up to 50 entries, with a maximum of 15
alphanumeric characters (including spaces) for names and 30 digits for
telephone numbers. A convenient search feature can help you find and dial
numbers quickly (page 53).
If you try to save an entry when there are already 50 entries, the screen
shows Directory full. You cannot store a new number until you delete one.
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Directory
Create directory entries
Create a new directory entry
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Directory, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >Add contact.
4.Press MENU/SELECT.
5.Use the dialing keys to enter a telephone number (up to
30 digits) when prompted.
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left
or right.
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the
telephone base to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE on the handset or
X/DELETE on the telephone base to erase all digits.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to enter a three-second
dialing pause (a p appears).
-ORCopy a number from the redial list by pressing
REDIAL/PAUSE then qCID, pDIR or pressing
REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to locate the number. Press
MENU/SELECT to copy the number.
6.Press MENU/SELECT to move on to the name.
• The display shows Number already saved if the number
is already in the directory. You cannot save the same
number twice.
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Answering sys
>Directory
p
q
Review
>Add contact
p
q
ENTER NUMBER
888-883-2445_
ENTER NAME
Robert Brown_
Saved
Directory
Create directory entries
7. Use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to 15 characters) when prompted.
Each time you press a key, the character on that key appears. Additional key
presses produce other characters on that key. See the chart below.
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the telephone base
to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the
telephone base to erase all characters.
NOTE: The first letter of every word is a capital letter. The remaining letters in a word start
as lower case letters as shown in the chart below.
Characters by number of key presses
Dialing
keys
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
1
.
-
‘
(
)
*
#
&
/
,
2
A
B
C
a
b
c
2
s
7
z
9
3
D
E
F
d
e
f
3
4
G
H
I
g
h
i
4
5
J
K
L
j
k
l
5
6
M
N
O
m
n
o
6
7
P
Q
R
S
p
q
r
8
T
U
V
t
u
v
8
Y
Z
w
x
y
9
W
X
0
space
0
*
#
8.Press MENU/SELECT to store your new directory entry. There is a
confirmation tone and the screen shows Saved. To change the entry later,
see page 55.
Add a predialed telephone number to the directory
You can save a predialed telephone number to the directory.
1.Enter the telephone number when in idle mode.
2. Follow the steps in Edit a directory entry on page 55.
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Robert Brown
888-883-2445
Directory
Review the directory
Review directory entries
1.Press pDIR when in idle mode. The summary screen shows briefly and
then the first entry in the directory shows.
-OR Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode, then press qCID or pDIR to scroll
to >Directory. Press MENU/SELECT twice.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to browse through the directory. Entries appear
alphabetically by the first letter in the name.
NOTES:
• If the telephone number in the directory exceeds 15 digits, < appears in front of the
telephone number. Press TONE to move towards the end of the telephone number or press
# (pound key) to move towards the beginning of the telephone number.
• Directory empty appears if there are no directory entries.
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Directory
Search the directory
Search by name
1.Press pDIR in idle mode to show the first listing in the directory.
2. When an entry appears, press the dialing keys (0-9) to start a name search. The directory shows the first name beginning with the first letter associated
with the dialing key if there is an entry in the directory beginning with that
letter. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll through the directory.
3.To see other names starting with the letters on the same dialing key, keep
pressing the key. The names appear in alphabetical order.
For example, if you have the names Jennifer, Jessie, Kevin and Linda in
your directory:
• If you press 5 (JKL)
see Jessie.
• If you press 5 (JKL)
• If you press 5 (JKL)
• If you press 5 (JKL)
beginning with 5 or
• If you press 5 (JKL)
once, you see Jennifer. Press qCID and you
twice, you see Kevin.
three times, you see Linda.
four times, you see 5 and then the directory entry
the next closest entry after 5.
five times, you see Jennifer again.
NOTES:
• If there is no name matching the first letter of the key you press, the directory shows a name
matching the following letters of the key.
• If you press a key (0-9) and no name starts with any of the letters on that key, the directory
shows the entry matching the next letter in the directory.
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Directory
Dial, delete or edit directory entries
To dial, delete or edit a directory entry (name and number), the entry must
be displayed on the screen. Use Review the directory (page 52) or
Search by name (page 53) to show an entry.
Display dial
To dial a displayed number from the directory, press PHONE/FLASH or
/��������
SPEAKER on the handset, or /�������
SPEAKER on the telephone base.
Delete a directory entry
Using a cordless handset:
Robert Brown
To delete the displayed directory entry, press MUTE/DELETE.
Press MENU/SELECT to confirm. You cannot retrieve a
deleted entry.
Delete contact?
Using the telephone base:
To delete the displayed directory entry, press X/DELETE.
Press MENU/SELECT to confirm. You cannot retrieve a
deleted entry.
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Robert Brown
Delete contact?
Directory
Dial, delete or edit directory entries
Edit a directory entry
1.When a directory entry displays, press MENU/SELECT. The screen shows
EDIT NUMBER along with the phone number to be edited. If you only want
to edit the name, skip to Step 3.
2. To edit the number:
• Press the dialing keys to add digits.
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left
Linda Miller
or right.
888-722-7702
p
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the
q
telephone base to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE on the handset or
EDIT NUMBER
X/DELETE on the telephone base to erase all digits.
888-883-2445_
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to add a three-second dialing pause (a p appears).
3.Press MENU/SELECT to move on to the name. The screen
EDIT NAME
shows EDIT NAME along with the name to be edited.
Robert Brown_
4.To edit the name:
• Press the dialing keys to add characters (page 51).
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left
or right.
Robert Brown
888-883-2445
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the
p
q
telephone base to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE on your handset or
X/DELETE on your telephone base to erase all characters.
5.Press MENU/SELECT to save the entry. There is a confirmation tone and the
screen shows Saved.
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Directory
Speed dial
The telephone system has 10 speed dial locations (0-9)
where you can store the telephone numbers you wish to
dial more quickly. You can store up to 30 digits in each
location. Speed dial assignments can only be selected from
the existing directory entries. In the directory, speed dial
locations are indicated by their number in the bottom right
hand corner of the entry.
Robert Brown
888-883-2445
p
q
1
Speed dial location
Robert Brown
888-883-2445
p
q
1
Speed dial location
Assign a speed dial number
1. When the telephone is idle, press MENU/SELECT.
Answering sys
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Directory. Press MENU/SELECT. >Directory
p
q
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Speed dial. Press MENU/SELECT.
4. Press qCID or pDIR to choose your desired speed dial
location (0-9), then press MENU/SELECT. The screen
Add contact
briefly shows Copy from Directory... then displays the
>Speed dial
directory list.
p
q
5. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the phone number you wish
to assign to the selected speed dial location.
6.Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting and return to the
>1:Robert Brown
previous menu. There is a confirmation tone and the screen 2:<empty>
p
returns to the speed dial list.
q
-OR1. When the telephone is idle, press and hold any dialing keys
(0-9).
2. Press qCID or pDIR to choose your desired speed dial location (0-9), then
press MENU/SELECT. The screen briefly shows Copy from Directory... then
displays the directory list.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the phone number you wish to assign to
the selected speed dial location.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting and return to the previous menu.
There is a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the speed dial list.
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Directory
Speed dial
Reassign a speed dial number
1. When the telephone is idle, press MENU/SELECT.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Directory. Press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Speed dial. Press
MENU/SELECT.
4. Press qCID or pDIR to choose the location you wish
to reassign, then press MENU/SELECT to show the
directory entry.
5. Press MENU/SELECT again.
6. Scroll to >Change SD and then press MENU/SELECT. The
screen briefly shows Copy from Directory... then displays
the directory list.
7. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the phone number you wish
to reassign to the selected speed dial location.
8. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting and return to the
speed dial list. There is a confirmation tone.
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Robert Brown
888-883-2445
p
q
1
Copy from
Directory...
Linda Miller
888-722-7702
p
q
1
Directory
Speed dial
Delete a speed dial number
1. When the telephone is idle, press MENU/SELECT.
Linda Miller
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >�����������
Directory. Press
888-722-7702
p
MENU/SELECT.
q
1
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >������������
Speed dial. Press
MENU/SELECT.
Speed dial
4. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the location you wish
empty
to delete the speed dial number from, then
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on
the telephone base to delete the displayed speed dial
number. There is a confirmation tone and the screen
>1:<empty>
shows Speed dial empty before returning to the speed 2:<empty>
p
dial list.
q
-ORi. Press MENU/SELECT to show the directory entry.
ii. Press MENU/SELECT again.
iii. Scroll to >Clear SD and then press MENU/SELECT to delete the
displayed speed dial number. There is a confirmation tone and the
screen shows Speed dial empty before returning to the speed dial list.
Make a call using speed dial
When in idle mode, press and hold the dialing key (0-9) corresponding to the
assigned location you wish to call.
-OR1. Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >���������
Directory, then press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >����������
Speed dial, then press MENU/SELECT.
4. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to the desired location and then press
PHONE/FLASH or /��������
SPEAKER on the handset, or /�������
SPEAKER on the
telephone base.
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Caller ID
About caller ID
This product supports caller ID services offered by most telephone service
providers. Caller ID allows you to see the name, number, date and time of calls.
The available caller ID information will appear after the first or second ring.
Information about caller ID with call waiting
Caller ID with call waiting lets you see the name and
telephone number of the caller before answering the call,
even while on another call.
It may be necessary to change your telephone service to
use this feature. Contact your telephone service provider if:
• You have both caller ID and call waiting, but as separate
services (you may need to combine these services).
• You have only caller ID service, or only call waiting service.
• You don’t subscribe to caller ID or call waiting services.
There are fees for caller ID services. In addition, services may
not be available in all areas.
CHRISTINE SMITH
888-883-2445
NEW
10:01
10/15
This product can provide information only if both you and
the caller are in areas offering caller ID service and if both
telephone service providers use compatible equipment. The
time and date, along with the call information, are from the
telephone service provider.
Caller ID information may not be
available for every incoming call.
Callers may intentionally block their
names and/or telephone numbers.
You can only view a maximum of 15
digits of every caller ID log entry. To
view caller ID log entries with numbers
between 16 and 24 digits, you must
save the entry to the directory (see
page 64).
CHRISTINE SMITH
888-883-2445
10/15
NEW
10:01
AM
NOTE: You can use this product with regular caller ID service, or you can use this
product’s other features without subscribing to caller ID or combined caller ID with call
waiting service.
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AM
Caller ID
Caller ID history
How the caller ID history (caller ID log) works
The telephone stores caller ID information about the last 50 incoming calls
in the telephone base. Entries are stored in reverse chronological order. The
phone deletes the oldest entry when the log is full to make room for new
calls. This information is common to the telephone base and all handsets,
so changes made using any handset or the telephone base are reflected
in all other devices. If you answer a call before the information appears on
the screen, it does not show in the caller ID history.
NOTE: Each entry may have up to 24 digits for the phone number and 15 characters for
the name.
Missed (new) call indicator
When a handset or the telephone base is in idle mode and has
new or missed calls, its screen shows XX Missed calls.
HANDSET
All new and missed entries are counted as missed calls. Each
time you review a new caller ID log entry (indicated by NEW on
the screen), the number of missed calls decreases by one.
If you do not want to review the missed calls one by one,
but still want to keep them in the caller ID history, you
can press and hold OFF/CANCEL on the handset for
4 seconds when the handset is idle, or press and hold
CANCEL on the telephone base for 4 seconds when
the telephone base is idle. You will hear a confirmation
tone. All the entries in the caller ID history become old
(reviewed already), and the missed calls message
goes away.
1
6 Missed calls
10:01AM
10/15
Robert Brown
888-883-2445
p
q
10/15
NEW
10:01AM
BASE
6 Missed calls
MSG #
10/15
NEW
AM
10:01
1
Robert Brown
888-883-2445
10/15
60
NEW
p
AM
q 10:01
MSG #
1
Caller ID
Caller ID operation
Memory match
If the incoming telephone number matches the last 7 digits
of a telephone number in your directory, the name
that appears on the screen matches the corresponding name
in your directory.
Chris
888-883-2445
For example, if Christine Smith calls, her name appears as
Chris if this is how you entered it into your directory.
p
q
10/15
NOTE: The number shown in the caller ID log will be in the format
sent by the telephone service provider. The telephone service provider
usually delivers 10-digit phone numbers (area code plus telephone
number). If the telephone number of the caller does not match a
number in your directory, the name will appear as it is delivered by the
telephone service provider.
Chris
888-883-2445
10/15
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NEW
p
AM
q 10:01
NEW
10:01AM
Caller ID
Caller ID operation
Review the caller ID history
Review the caller ID history to find out who called, to return
the call, or to copy the caller’s name and number into your
directory. Caller ID log empty appears if there are no records
in the caller ID log.
HANDSET
NEW
NOTE: Only one handset or the telephone base can review the
caller ID history at a time. If another device tries to enter the
directory or caller ID history, it shows Not available at this time.
Directory
>Caller ID log
p
q
BASE
6 Missed calls
MSG #
10/15
10:01 AM
Directory
>Caller ID log
p
q
Caller’s name
Caller’s number
CHRISTINE������
SMITH
Date of call
Appears if it is a new or
missed call.
888-883-2445
p
q
NEW
Time of call
10:01
AM
10/15
Caller’s name
Date of call
CHRISTINE������
SMITH
888-883-2445
NEW
10/15
p
q
Caller’s number
Time of call
MSG #
10:01AM
1
Appears if it is a new
and missed call.
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10:01AM
10/15
1.When the handset or the telephone base is in idle mode,
press qCID to review the caller ID history in reverse
chronological order starting with the most recent call.
-OR Review the caller ID history by pressing MENU/SELECT.
Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Caller ID log, then press
MENU/SELECT twice to select >Review.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll through the list.
3.Press OFF/CANCEL on the handset or CANCEL on the
telephone base to exit the caller ID history.
You hear a double beep when the list reaches the
beginning or end of the caller ID log.
1
6 Missed calls
1
Caller ID
Caller ID operation
View dialing options
Although the incoming caller ID log entries have 10 digits (the area code plus
the 7-digit number), in some areas, you may need to dial only the 7 digits,
1 plus the seven digits, or 1 plus the area code plus the seven digits. You can
change and store the number of digits that you dial in the caller ID log.
While reviewing the caller ID log, press # (pound key)
repeatedly to show different dialing options for local
and long distance numbers before dialing or saving
the telephone number in the directory.
Press 1 repeatedly if you need to add or remove 1
in front of the telephone number before dialing or
saving it in the directory.
883-2445
1-883-2445
888-883-2445
1-888-883-2445
Press #
883-2445
1-883-2445
Press 1
888-883-2445
1-888-883-2445
When the number is in the correct format for
dialing, press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER on
the handset, or /SPEAKER on the telephone base to call the number.
To save the number to the directory, see Save a caller ID log entry to the
directory on the next page.
Dial a caller ID log entry
1. When in the caller ID log, press qCID or pDIR to browse.
2. Press PHONE/FLASH or /�������
SPEAKER on the handset, or
the telephone base to dial the displayed entry.
/SPEAKER on
Delete caller ID log entries
To delete an entry:
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the telephone base
to delete the shown entry.
To delete all entries:
1.Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode.
Review
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Caller ID log, then press
>Del all calls
MENU/SELECT.
p
q
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Del all calls, then press
MENU/SELECT.
4.When the screen shows Delete all calls?, press
Review
>Del all calls
MENU/SELECT to confirm. There is a confirmation tone
p
and the screen returns to the previous menu.
q
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Caller ID
Caller ID operation
Save a caller ID log entry to the directory
1. When in the caller ID log, press qCID or pDIR to browse.
2. Press MENU/SELECT to select an entry.
3. When the screen displays EDIT NUMBER, use the dialing keys to edit
the number.
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the telephone
base to backspace and erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the
telephone base to erase the entire entry.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a three-second dialing pause
(a p appears).
4. Press MENU/SELECT to move to the name.
5. When the screen displays EDIT NAME, use the dialing keys (page 51) to
edit the name.
• Press qCID or pDIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the telephone
base to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the
telephone base to erase all characters.
• Press # (pound key) to move the last word to the front. For example,
Johnson Charlie becomes Charlie Johnson when you press
# (pound key).
6.Press MENU/SELECT when done. The screen shows Saved.
NOTES:
• You may need to change how a caller ID number is dialed if the entry does not appear in the
correct format. Caller ID numbers may appear with an area code that may not be necessary
for local calls, or without a 1 that may be necessary for long distance calls (see View dialing
options on page 63).
• If the caller’s name you received from the telephone service provider is all in capital letters,
the first letter of every word remains a capital letter, while other letters become lowercase.
However, the next letter after the prefix “Mac”, “Mc”, “D’”, “C’” or “O’”, is kept as a capital
letter. For example, the “D” in “MacDonald” is kept as a capital letter. Another exception is
that “VAN DER” will be changed to “Van der”.
• If the entry is already saved in the directory, Number already saved displays.
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Caller ID
Reasons for missing caller ID information
There are occasions when other information or no information shows for
various reasons:
On-screen message
Reason
PRIVATE NUMBER
The caller prefers not to show the phone number.
PRIVATE NAME
The caller prefers not to show the name.
PRIVATE CALLER
The caller prefers not to show the phone number and name.
UNKNOWN NUMBER
Your telephone service provider cannot determine the
caller’s number.
UNKNOWN NAME
Your telephone service provider cannot determine the
caller’s name.
UNKNOWN CALLER
Your telephone service provider cannot determine the caller’s
name and telephone number.
Calls from other countries may also generate this message.
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Answering system
Answering system settings
Use the answering system menu of a system handset or the
Play messages
telephone base to set up the announcement message, turn on >Answering sys
or off the answering system or message alert tone, activate
p
q
call screening, or change the number of rings, remote access
code or message recording time. If you turn off the answering
system and you change any setting in the answering system setup menu, the
answering machine automatically turns on again.
1.When the device is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter the
main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then press MENU/SELECT.
Announcement
Your outgoing announcement plays when calls are answered by the
answering system.
The telephone has a default outgoing announcement, “Hello. Please leave a
message after the tone.” You can use this announcement, or record your own.
You can record an announcement up to 90 seconds. The system does not
record any announcement shorter than 2 seconds.
To play your current outgoing announcement:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then press
MENU/SELECT.
3. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Announcement.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to select >Play annc.
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Announcement.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to select >Play annc.
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>Announcement
Delete all old
p
q
>Play annc
Record annc
p
q
>Announcement
Delete all old
p
q
>Play annc
Record annc
p
q
Answering system
Answering system settings
To record a new outgoing announcement:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter the
main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then press
Play annc
MENU/SELECT.
>Record annc
p
3. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Announcement.
q
4.Scroll to >Record annc and press MENU/SELECT. The
system announces, “Record after the tone. Press 5 when
you are done.”
5.Speak towards the handset to record your announcement. Press 5 to end
recording. Your recorded announcement plays.
To listen to the recorded announcement again, scroll to >Play annc and
press MENU/SELECT.
Using the telephone base:
Play annc
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
>Record annc
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
p
q
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Announcement.
4.Scroll to >Record annc and press MENU/SELECT. The system announces,
“Record after the tone. Press 5 when you are done.”
5.Speak towards the telephone base to record your announcement. Press 5
to end recording. Your recorded announcement plays.
To listen to the recorded announcement again, scroll to >Play annc and
press MENU/SELECT.
-OR1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
•/RECORD.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Announcement and
press MENU/SELECT. The system announces, “Record
after the tone. Press 5 when you are done.”
3.Speak towards the telephone base to record your
announcement. Press 5 to end recording. Your recorded
announcement plays.
Record memo
>Announcement
p
q
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To delete your outgoing announcement:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter the main
menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Announcement.
4. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Play annc and play the
announcement.
5.While the announcement is playing, press MUTE/DELETE to delete the
announcement. The system announces “Announcement deleted”.
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter the
main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Announcement.
4. Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Play annc and play the
announcement.
5.While the announcement is playing, press X/DELETE to delete the
announcement. The system announces “Announcement deleted”.
When your announcement is deleted, the system answers calls with the
default announcement described on the previous page. You cannot delete
the default announcement.
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Answer on/off
Unless you change it, the answering system is on and ready to record
messages. You can turn the answering system off, but if you do so, the
answering system does not answer calls and record incoming messages.
To turn the answering system on or off:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answer ON/OFF, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >On or >Off, then
press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a
confirmation tone.
When the answering system is on, the handset shows
ANS ON.
Play messages
>Answering sys
p
q
Record memo
>Answer ON/OFF
p
q
ANSWER ON/OFF
>On
p
q
Using the telephone base:
• Press /ANSWER ON to turn the answering system on
or off. If the answering system is turned on, it announces,
“Calls will be answered.” If the answering system is
turned off, it announces, “Calls will not be answered.”
-OR1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answer ON/OFF, then press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >On or >Off, then press
MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: If the answering system is off and there is an incoming call, the system answers
after 10 rings and announces, “Please enter your remote access code.” For more
information about remote access, see page 84.
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Call screening
Use this feature to choose whether incoming messages can be heard over
the speaker when they are being recorded. If you turn call screening on, you
hear the incoming message. While monitoring an incoming message, you can
answer the call by pressing PHONE/FLASH or /��������
SPEAKER on the handset,
or /��������
SPEAKER on the telephone base.
To change the setting:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to select >Call screening.
5.Press qCID or pDIR to choose >On or >Off.
6. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a
confirmation tone.
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press MENU/SELECT to select >Call screening.
5.Press qCID or pDIR to choose >On or >Off.
6. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a
confirmation tone.
Answer ON/OFF
>Ans sys setup
p
q
>Call
screening
# of rings
p
q
CALL SCREENING
>On
p
q
Answer ON/OFF
>Ans sys setup
p
q
>Call
screening
# of rings
p
q
CALL SCREENING
>On
p
q
NOTE: For more information on call screening, see page 76.
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Number of rings
You can set the answering system to answer an incoming call after two, three,
four, five or six rings. You can also select toll saver. If toll saver is selected, the
answering system answers a call after two rings when you have new messages,
and after four rings when there are no new messages. This feature allows you
to check for new messages and avoid paying long distance charges when
calling from out of your local area. By default, the answering system answers
an incoming call after four rings.
To set the number of rings:
Using a cordless handset:
1. When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
Call screening
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then press ># of rings
p
MENU/SELECT.
q
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then press
MENU/SELECT.
# OF RINGS
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to ># of rings, then press
>4
MENU/SELECT.
p
q
5. Press qCID or pDIR to choose among >2, >3, >4, >5, >6 or
>Toll saver.
6.Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a confirmation tone.
Using the telephone base:
1. When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
Call screening
># of rings
press MENU/SELECT.
p
q
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
# OF RINGS
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to ># of rings, then press
>4
MENU/SELECT.
p
q
5. Press qCID or pDIR to choose >2, >3, >4, >5, >6 or
>Toll saver.
6.Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTES:
• If you subscribe to voicemail service through your telephone service provider, see Answering
system and voicemail indicators on page 75.
• If you set the number of rings for the answering system as 2 or 3 rings, the caller ID announce
feature may not have enough time to announce the caller’s full information.
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Remote access code
To access your answering system remotely from any touch-tone phone, you
need to enter a 2-digit number (00-99). By default, the remote access code
is 19.
To change the remote access code:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Remote code, then press
MENU/SELECT.
5.Use the dialing keys to enter a 2-digit number. Press
MUTE/DELETE to backspace and delete a digit.
6. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a
confirmation tone.
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Remote code, then
press MENU/SELECT.
5.Use the dialing keys to enter a 2-digit number. Press
X/DELETE to backspace and delete a digit.
6. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a
confirmation tone.
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Play messages
>Answering sys
p
q
Answer ON/OFF
>Ans sys setup
p
q
REMOTE CODE
19
Play messages
>Answering sys
p
q
Answer ON/OFF
>Ans sys setup
p
q
REMOTE CODE
19
Answering system
Answering system settings
Message alert tone
When the message alert tone is set to On, and there is at least one new
message, the telephone base beeps every 10 seconds. Unless you change it,
the message alert tone is set to off.
There is no audible alert at the handset.
To change the setting:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter
Remote code
the main menu.
>Msg alert tone
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
p
q
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
MSG ALERT TONE
press MENU/SELECT.
>On
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Msg alert tone, then
p
q
press MENU/SELECT.
5.Press qCID or pDIR to choose >On or >Off.
6. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a confirmation tone.
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
Remote code
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then >Msg alert tone
p
press MENU/SELECT.
q
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
MSG ALERT TONE
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Msg alert tone, then >On
p
q
press MENU/SELECT.
5.Press qCID or pDIR to choose >On or >Off.
6. Press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTES:
• The message alert tone beeps only if all the conditions below are met:
- Answering system is on.
- Message alert tone setting is on.
- There are new messages.
• To temporarily turn off the message alert tone, see page 77.
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Message recording time
You can set the recording time allowed for incoming messages. The message
length is 3 minutes by default.
To change the setting:
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Recording time, then press
MENU/SELECT.
5. Press qCID or pDIR to choose >3 minutes, >2 minutes or
>1 minute, then press MENU/SELECT to save the setting. You
hear a confirmation tone.
Msg alert tone
>Recording time
p
q
RECORDING TIME
>3 minutes
p
q
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to enter the
main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys, then
Msg alert tone
press MENU/SELECT.
>Recording time
3. Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Ans sys setup, then
p
q
press MENU/SELECT.
4.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Recording time, then
RECORDING TIME
press MENU/SELECT.
>3 minutes
p
5. Press qCID or pDIR to choose >3 minutes, >2 minutes
q
or >1 minute, then press MENU/SELECT to save the
setting. You hear a confirmation tone.
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About the answering system
Answering system and voicemail indicators
Your telephone has separate indicators for two different types of voice
messages: those left on its built-in digital answering system and those
left at your telephone service provider’s voicemail (fees may apply). Your
telephone’s built-in digital answering system messages and voicemail
messages are separate. Each alerts you to new messages differently.
• If
and XX New messages show on the handset and
the telephone base, there are new messages in the built-in
answering system. To listen to messages recorded on your
digital answering system, press
/PLAY/STOP on the
telephone base (page 78).
• If
and New voicemail display on the
handset and the telephone base, your
telephone service provider is indicating that
it has new voicemail for you. To listen to your
voicemail, you typically dial an access number
provided by your telephone service provider,
followed by a security code or PIN.
HANDSET
1
1 New message
ANS ON
10/15
10:01AM
Some telephone service providers bundle or
combine multiple services like voicemail and call waiting, so you may not be
aware that you have voicemail. To check what services you have and how to
access them, contact your telephone service provider.
To use your voicemail service rather than your answering system, turn off
your answering system. To use your answering system rather than your
voicemail service, contact your telephone service provider to deactivate
your voicemail service.
NOTE: After reviewing all new messages, the number of old messages appears on the
message counter.
Using the answering machine and voicemail together
You can also use your telephone answering system and voicemail together
by setting your built-in answering system to answer before voicemail
answers as described below. To learn how to program your voicemail
settings, contact your telephone service provider. Then, if you are on a call,
or if the answering system is busy recording a message and you receive
another call, the second caller can leave a voicemail message.
Set your answering system to answer calls at least two rings earlier than
your voicemail is set to answer. For example, if your voicemail answers
after six rings, set your answering system to answer after four rings.
Some voicemail providers may program the delay before answering calls
in seconds instead of rings. In this case, allow 6 seconds per ring when
determining the appropriate setting.
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Message capacity
The answering system can record up to 99 messages, depending on the
length of each message. Individual messages can be up to 3 minutes, and the
maximum recording time is approximately 14 minutes. The actual recording
time depends on individual message characteristics. Messages remain
available for replay until you delete them.
When there are new messages (including memos) on the answering system,
the number of messages stored shows in the message counter.
If the answering system has less than 3 minutes of recording time left, it
announces, “Less than three minutes to record,” before message playback
at the handset or the telephone base. Rec mem low displays on the
device screen in idle mode. When you turn on the answering system at
the telephone base, it announces, “Calls will be answered. Less than three
minutes to record.”
If the memory is full, the answering system announces, “Memory is full,”
before message playback. The device screen displays Rec mem full in idle
mode. Once the memory is full, you cannot turn the answering system back
on if it has been turned off, nor can you record new messages until old
ones have been deleted. Memory full displays if you want to turn on the
answering system on the handset but there is no memory.
Voice prompts
The system provides voice prompts to guide you through the setup procedures
at the telephone base, message playback, remote access and recording
outgoing announcements.
Call screening
To screen a call at the telephone base:
If the answering system and call screening are on (see Call screening on
page 70), the announcement and the incoming message broadcast at the
telephone base when a call is answered by the answering system.
Options while a message is being recorded:
• Press q/VOLUME/p on the telephone base to adjust the call screening
volume.
• Press
/PLAY/STOP or CANCEL to temporarily silence the call
screening.
• Press
/PLAY/STOP to temporarily turn on the call screening if call
screening is set to off.
• Press /�������
SPEAKER to answer the call.
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To screen a call at the handset:
If the answering system and call screening are on (see Call screening on
page 70), you can hear the announcement and the incoming message with the
handset when a call is answered by the answering system.
Options while a message is being recorded:
• Press qCID/VOLUME or pDIR/VOLUME on the handset to adjust the call
screening volume.
• Press OFF/CANCEL to temporarily silence the call screening.
• Press MENU/SELECT to temporarily turn on the call screening if call
screening is set to off.
• Press /�������
SPEAKER to broadcast the announcement and the incoming
message through the speakerphone. Press again to turn off the speakerphone.
Call intercept
While screening a call, you can stop recording and speak to the caller by
pressing PHONE/FLASH or /��������
SPEAKER on the handset or /�������
SPEAKER on
the telephone base.
Base ringer
Press q/VOLUME/p on the telephone base to adjust the ringer volume
when the telephone is not in use.
You hear a sample of the ringer while adjusting the volume. The telephone
base shows Ringer off
when you set the volume to 0.
Temporarily turning off the message alert tone
If the message alert tone is turned on, the telephone base beeps every
10 seconds when there are new messages. Pressing any telephone base
key (except /HANDSET LOCATOR) temporarily silences the message
alert tone.
If you press X/DELETE when in idle mode to temporarily turn off the
message alert tone, there is a voice prompt directing you to press X/DELETE
again to delete all old messages. The message alert tone is temporarily off.
Only press X/DELETE a second time if you wish to erase all old messages in
your answering system.
The message alert tone resumes when you receive another message.
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Message playback
If you have new messages, you hear only the new messages in chronological
order. If there are no new messages, the system plays back all the messages
(in chronological order).
When playback begins, the total number of messages is announced. Before
each message, you hear the day and time of the recording. If the date and
time are not set, you hear, “Time and date not set,” before playback. After the
last message, you hear, “End of messages.” If the recording time is less than
3 minutes, you hear, “Less than three minutes to record” before playback
(see Message capacity on page 76).
To listen to messages at the telephone base:
Press
/PLAY/STOP on the telephone base to
listen to the messages.
• If there are new and old messages, press qCID
or pDIR to select >Play new msgs or
>Play old msgs, then press MENU/SELECT or
/PLAY/STOP.
• If there are only new messages, they will play automatically.
-OR>Play
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2.Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Play messages.
• If there are new and old messages, press qCID or
pDIR to select >Play new msgs or >Play old msgs,
then press MENU/SELECT or
/PLAY/STOP.
• If there are only new messages, they will play
automatically.
The system announces the number of messages, then
begins playback. The message sequence is shown on
the telephone base. If there are no recorded messages,
the telephone base shows No message and you hear,
“You have no message.”
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messages
Answering sys
p
q
>Play new msgs
Play old msgs
p
q
3 New messages
10/15
NEW
10:01
NEW MSG #1/3
Charlie Johnson
10/15
NEW
10:01AM
Answering system
Message playback
To listen to messages on a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press MENU/SELECT again to select >Play messages.
• If there are new and old messages, press qCID or pDIR
to select >Play new msgs or >Play old msgs, then press
MENU/SELECT.
• If there are only new messages, they will play
automatically.
The system announces the number of messages, then
begins playback. The message sequence is shown on the
handset. If there are no recorded messages, the handset
shows No message and you hear, “You have no message.”
>Play messages
Answering sys
p
q
>Play new msgs
Play old msgs
3 New messages
ANS ON
10/15
10:01AM
Charlie Johnson
4-Repeat 6-Skip
ANS ON
MSG#
1/3
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Message playback
Options during playback
When a message is playing, you can adjust the playback volume, skip, repeat,
pause or delete the message.
When messages are playing on the telephone base:
• Press q/VOLUME/p to adjust the message playback volume.
• Press /SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT to repeat the message. Press twice to hear the
previous message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the message.
• Press
/PLAY/STOP to stop the playback.
• Press /�������
SPEAKER to stop playback. The screen shows Call back?, then
press MENU/SELECT, or /��������
SPEAKER to call back the caller if the caller’s
number is available. If the dialing format used is not correct, then use the
option below to choose the correct dialing format before calling back
the caller.
• Press MENU/SELECT to pause playback and show the caller ID information
if available. From here, you can press OFF/CANCEL to resume playback,
press # (pound key) to show different dialing options (page 63), or press
/��������
SPEAKER to call back the caller. If you do not call back within 10
seconds, message playback resumes automatically.
When messages are playing on the handset:
• Press qCID/VOLUME or pDIR/VOLUME to adjust the message
playback volume.
• Press EQ
to adjust the message playback audio quality.
• Press 6 to skip to the next message.
• Press 4 to repeat the message. Press twice to hear the previous message.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to delete the message.
• Press 5 or OFF/CANCEL to stop the playback.
• Press /�������
SPEAKER to switch between speakerphone mode and
handset mode.
• Press PHONE/FLASH to stop playback. The screen shows Call back?,
then press MENU/SELECT, PHONE/FLASH, or /��������
SPEAKER to call back
the caller if the caller’s number is available. If the dialing format used
is not correct, then use the option below to choose the correct dialing
format before calling back the caller.
• Press MENU/SELECT to pause playback and show the caller ID information
if available. From here, you can press OFF/CANCEL to resume playback,
press # (pound key) to show different dialing options (page 63), or press
PHONE/FLASH to call back the caller. If you do not call back within 10
seconds, message playback resumes automatically.
NOTE: The equalizer stays on the same settings until you change it by pressing EQ .
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Message playback
Delete all old messages
You can only delete old (reviewed) messages. You cannot delete new messages
until you review them. You cannot retrieve deleted messages.
To delete all old messages on the telephone base:
1.When the telephone is idle, press X/DELETE. The system announces, “To
delete all old messages, press DELETE again.”
2.Press X/DELETE again. The system announces, “All old messages deleted.”
-ORAnnouncement
1.Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode to enter the
>Delete all old
main menu.
p
q
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys. Press
MENU/SELECT.
Delete all
old messages?
3. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight Delete all old,
then press MENU/SELECT. The screen shows
Delete all old messages?
4.Press MENU/SELECT again to confirm. The screen
Deleting...
displays Deleting... then All old msgs deleted! There
is a confirmation tone.
To delete all old messages on the handset:
1.Press MENU/SELECT when in idle mode to enter the
main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys. Press
MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight Delete all old, then
press MENU/SELECT. The screen shows
Delete all old messages?
4.Press MENU/SELECT again to confirm. The screen
displays Deleting... then All old msgs deleted! There
is a confirmation tone.
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Announcement
>Delete all old
p
q
Delete all
old messages?
Deleting...
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Recording and playing memos
Memos are messages you record at a handset. You can record, playback and
delete them like incoming messages. You can record a memo as a reminder
to yourself, or leave a message for others who use the answering system.
Record a memo
Using a cordless handset:
1.When the handset is in idle mode, press MENU/SELECT to
enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys. Press
MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight Record memo, then press
MENU/SELECT. The system announces, “Record after the
tone. Press 5 when you are done.” You can record a memo
for up to 4 minutes.
4.Speak towards the handset to record a memo.
5.Press 5 to stop recording. The system announces,
“Recorded.” The system does not save memos shorter than
2 seconds.
Play messages
>Answering sys
p
q
Delete all old
>Record memo
p
q
Record memo...
5-Stop
Using the telephone base:
1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
MENU/SELECT to enter the main menu.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Answering sys. Press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press qCID or pDIR to highlight >Record memo, then
Delete all old
press MENU/SELECT. The system announces, “Record
>Record memo
after the tone. Press 5 when you are done.” You can
p
record a memo for up to 4 minutes.
q
4.Speak towards the telephone base to record a memo.
5.Press 5 to stop recording. The system announces, “Recorded.” The system
does not save memos shorter than 2 seconds.
-OR1.When the telephone base is in idle mode, press
•/RECORD.
2.Press qCID or pDIR to scroll to >Record memo. Press
MENU/SELECT or •/RECORD. The system announces,
“Record after the tone. Press 5 when you are done.”
3.Speak towards the telephone base to record a memo.
>Record memo
4.Press 5 to end recording. The system announces,
Announcement
“Recorded.” The system does not save memos shorter
p
q
than 2 seconds.
Play back a memo
Play memos the same way as messages. See Message playback on page 78.
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Answering system
Base message counter displays
The base message counter shows the total number of answering system
messages. See the table below for other message counter displays.
Message counter displays
0
1-99
--
No messages.
Total number of messages and memos.
The system is answering a call, or someone is trying to
reach it remotely.
The system is in program mode.
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Answering system
Remote access
You can reach your answering system remotely by dialing your home
telephone number from any touch-tone telephone.
To remotely reach your answering system:
1.Dial your telephone number from any touch-tone telephone.
2.When the system answers, enter the 2-digit remote access code (19 is the
default code. See page 72 to change it).
• The system automatically announces the number of new and/or old
messages (if any), and then begins to play them.
3.You can also enter the following remote commands:
Remote commands
Press to listen to all messages.
Press to listen to new messages only.
Press to delete the current message (during playback).
Press twice to delete all old messages.
Press to repeat the current message (during playback).
Press twice to listen to the previous message.
Press to stop any operation (including recording).
Press to listen to a list of remote commands.
Press to skip to the next message (during playback).
Press to record a new announcement.
Press to end remote access (the call will be terminated).
Press to turn the answering system on or off.
4.Hang up or press 8 to end the calls.
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Answering system
Remote access
Cut out and carry the remote access wallet card at the back of this user’s
manual for quick reference.
NOTES:
• If you do not enter a valid remote access code, the system answers the call automatically.
• If you pause for more than 4 seconds during remote access, you hear a help menu listing all
features and commands. If there is no command for another 20 seconds, the call
ends automatically.
• If the memory is full, the answering system answers after 10 rings and announces, “Memory
is full. Enter the remote access code.” Enter your remote access code to access the messages
and announcements.
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Adding and registering handsets
Your telephone can support up to 12 cordless handsets. The handset must
be registered to the telephone base before use. You must register each
handset separately.
The handsets provided within your product box are already registered as
HANDSET 1 and so forth. Additional handsets are assigned numbers in the
sequential order they are registered (up to HANDSET 12).
Register a handset to the telephone base
1. Make sure the handset is out of the telephone base or
charger and shows Put HS on BASE to register before you
begin registration.
2. Put the handset you wish to register on the telephone
base cradle.
3.Both the handset and the telephone base show
Registering... Please wait and the IN USE light on the
telephone base turns on. Then HANDSET X Registered
appears on both the handset and the telephone base
screens �(HANDSET represents the handset name,
X represents the handset number). Both the handset and
the telephone base beep and the IN USE light turns off.
The handset is now registered with the telephone base.
Put HS on BASE
to register
Registering...
Please wait
HANDSET X
Registered
If registration fails, the system will automatically try
to register again. If registration fails after the third try,
Registration failed appears on both screens. Then the
handset shows Put HS on BASE to register and the
telephone base returns to idle mode. This may take up
to 5 minutes to occur. Please start again from
Step 1 above.
NOTES:
• You cannot register a handset if any other system handset is in use.
• If you try to register more than 12 handsets to the telephone base,
the telephone base shows Registration slots are full and
sounds 2 beeps.
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For registration, put the
handset on the telephone
base, not the handset charger.
Appendix
Deregistering handsets
You may need to deregister your handsets if:
• You have 12 registered handsets and need to replace a handset.
-OR• You wish to change the designated handset number of your
registered handsets.
You must first deregister ALL handsets, and then register each handset you
wish to use again, one at a time.
Please read carefully through all the instructions on this page before
beginning the deregistration process.
Deregister all handsets from the telephone base
1.Make sure that all handsets are out of the telephone base and chargers
before you begin deregistration.
2.Press and hold /HANDSET LOCATOR on the
telephone base for about 10 seconds (until the
IN USE light starts to flash). The telephone base screen
shows Registering... Please wait for 5 seconds, then it
shows Deregister all devices?
Release /HANDSET LOCATOR.
3.Immediately press /HANDSET LOCATOR while the
IN USE light is still flashing. (If the light stops flashing, start again with
Step 1 above.)
4.It takes up to 10 seconds to complete the deregistration process. Wait for
the cordless handset screen to display Put HS on BASE to register before
registering the handset again.
5.To register the handset(s) to the telephone base again, follow the
registration instructions on the previous page.
NOTES:
• If the deregistration process fails, you may need to reset the system and try again. To reset,
unplug the power from the telephone base and plug it back in.
• You cannot deregister the handsets if any other system handset is in use.
• Even if the battery is depleted, you can still deregister the handsets by following the steps
above. After the handset is charged for at least 10 minutes, the screen shows
Put HS on BASE to register.
• If in Step 2 above you already have 12 registered handsets, the telephone base shows
Registration slots are full and sounds 2 beeps. Continue holding /HANDSET LOCATOR
until Deregister all devices? displays.
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Alert tones and lights
Handset screen icons
Battery status - battery is charging (animated display).
Battery status - low battery (flashing); place the handset
in telephone base or charger to recharge.
NEW
MUTE
ANS ON
MSG #
10:21
AM
1/2
Speakerphone - the speakerphone is in use.
Ringer off - the handset ringer is off.
New voicemail - you have new voicemail from your
telephone service provider.
ANS ON
Answering system on - the answering system is turned
on to answer calls.
Message - new message in the built-in answering system.
NEW
New caller ID log - new and missed calls.
MUTE
MUTE - the handset microphone is off.
MSG #
1/2
Message counter - number of message playing/total
number of messages.
Telephone base screen icons
Ringer off - the telephone base ringer is off.
New voicemail - you have new voicemail from your
telephone service provider.
NEW
MSG #
01
New caller ID log - new and missed calls.
Message counter - number of message playing/total
number of messages.
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MSG #
2/11
NEW
AM
10:21
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Alert tones and lights
Handset alert tones
One short beep
Tone of each key press, if key tone is turned on.
One long beep
Indication to begin recording a message, memo or announcement.
Two short beeps
You are pressing qCID or pDIR on a cordless handset when the
volume is already at its highest or lowest setting.
-ORCall waiting tone.
-ORError tone.
Confirmation tone
(three rising tones)
The system has completed the command successfully.
Four beeps
The other party has ended your intercom call.
-ORThe handset has gone out of range from the base during a call.
Four short beeps
Low battery warning.
Telephone base alert tones
One short beep
Tone of each key press, if key tone is turned on.
One long beep
Indication to begin recording a message, memo or announcement.
Indicates the start of message recording during call screening or
the end of a message playback session.
Two short beeps
You are pressing q/VOLUME/p on the telephone base when the
volume is already at its highest or lowest setting.
-ORCall waiting tone.
-ORError tone.
-ORRegistration slots are full.
Confirmation tone
(three rising tones)
The system has completed the command successfully.
Four beeps
The other party has ended your intercom call.
Four short beeps
Registration failure tone.
Beeps every
10 seconds
Message alert.
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Alert tones and lights
Lights
IN USE
On when the telephone
base is in use, or when
the answering system is
answering an incoming call.
On when a handset is being
registered.
Flashes quickly when there
is an incoming call or
when a handset is being
deregistered.
/ANSWER ON
On when the
answering system
is on.
/PLAY/STOP
On when a
message is
playing.
Flashes when another
telephone is in use on the
same line.
/�������
SPEAKER
MUTE
On when the
speakerphone is muted
CHARGE
On when the
handset is charging
in the telephone
base or charger.
Lighted display
Lighted key pad
/�������
SPEAKER
On when the
speakerphone is on.
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On when the
speakerphone
is on.
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Display screen messages
Screen messages
BASE 0
is calling
The telephone base is calling.
Call
transferred
You have transferred an outside call to another device.
Caller ID log
There are no entries in the caller ID history.
empty
Calling
BASE 0
The handset is calling the telephone base (for intercom calls).
Calling
HANDSET X
Call answered
The handset or telephone base is calling another handset (for
intercom calls).
The telephone base is transferring an outside call to a handset.
The telephone has answered an incoming call.
Contact deleted
A directory entry is deleted.
Directory empty
There are no directory entries.
Directory full
The directory is full. You cannot save any new entries unless
you delete some current entries.
You have just ended a call.
Ended
HANDSET X
is calling
Another system handset is calling.
Incoming call
There is a call coming in.
Intercom
The device is on an intercom call.
Intercom ended
The intercom call has just ended.
INTERCOM TO:
You have started the intercom process, and need to enter the
number of the device you wish to call.
Line in use
An extension phone, or one of the devices is in use.
Low battery
The battery is low. You should charge the battery.
Microphone ON
Mute is off so the other party can hear your voice.
Muted
The microphone is off. The other party cannot hear you.
New voicemail
There are new voicemail messages from your telephone
service provider.
No battery
The handset in the charger has no battery installed.
No line
There is no telephone line connection.
No answer. Try
again
The device(s) you are trying to transfer a call to is out of range,
off hook, or has no power.
No caller info
The caller information is unavailable.
Number already
saved
The telephone number you have entered is already in the
directory.
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Display screen messages
Screen messages
Not available
at this time
Someone else is already using the directory or caller ID history.
No Incoming PTT
The incoming PTT function is turned off. The handset will not
receive PTT calls.
The telephone base has lost power, or the handset is out
of range.
Out of range OR
No pwr at base
** Paging **
The cordless handset is paged by the telephone base.
Paging all
The telephone base is paging all cordless handsets.
handsets
Phone
The handset is on a call.
Place in charger
The battery is very low. The handset should be charged.
Put HS on BASE to
register
Screen display before handset registration.
Rec mem full
The system recording time is full.
Rec mem low
The system recording time is low.
Recording message
The telephone is recording a message.
Registering...
Please wait
The handset is registering to the telephone base.
Registeration
slots are full
The telephone base has the maximum of 12 handsets
registered to it.
Registration failed
The handset registration is not successful.
Ringer off
The ringer is turned off.
Ringer muted
The ringer is off temporarily while the device is ringing.
Saved
An entry has been successfully saved in the directory.
Speaker
The handset or telephone base speakerphone is in use.
TRANSFER TO:
You have started transferring a call, and need to enter the
desired device number or choose all devices.
To screen call,
press [SELECT]
Press MENU/SELECT to activate call screening.
Unable to call.
Line in use
Failed phone call (the telephone line is in use).
Unable to call.
Try again
You try to join a call when there are already four handsets on that call.
XX Missed calls
There are new calls in the caller ID history.
XX New messages
There are new messages in the answering system.
You try to make an outside call when another device is
transferring a call with the intercom feature.
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Troubleshooting
If you have difficulty with your phone please try the suggestions below. For
Customer Service, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
My telephone doesn’t work at all.
• Make sure the power cord is securely plugged in.
• Make sure you plug the battery connector securely into the cordless handset.
• Make sure you plug the telephone line cord securely and firmly into the
telephone base and the telephone wall jack.
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least 10 hours. For
optimum daily performance, return the cordless handset to the telephone
base or charger when not in use.
• If the battery is depleted, it may take approximately 30 minutes to charge
the handset before it shows Low battery. See page 7 for details.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the electrical power. Wait for
approximately 15 seconds, then plug it back in. Allow up to one minute for
the cordless handset and telephone base to reset.
• You may need to purchase a new battery. Please refer to
Battery installation and charging in this user’s manual on pages 7-8.
I cannot get a dial tone.
• Try all the suggestions above.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base. You may have
moved out of range.
• If the previous suggestions do not work, disconnect the telephone base
from the telephone jack and connect to a different phone. If there is no
dial tone on that phone either, the problem is in your wiring or telephone
service. Contact your telephone service provider.
• Your line cord may be defective. Try installing a new line cord.
I cannot dial out.
• Try all the suggestions above.
• Make sure you have a dial tone before dialing. The cordless handset may
take a second or two to find the telephone base and produce a dial tone.
This is normal. Wait an extra second before dialing.
• Eliminate any background noise. Noise from a television, radio or other
appliances may cause the phone to not dial out properly. If you cannot
eliminate the background noise, first try muting the cordless handset
before dialing, or dialing from another room with less background noise.
• If other phones in your home are having the same problem, contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
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Troubleshooting
My cordless handset isn’t performing normally.
• Make sure you plug the power cord securely into the telephone base. Plug the
power adapter into a different working electrical outlet without a wall switch.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base. You may have
moved out of range.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the electrical power. Wait for 15
seconds then plug it back in. Allow up to one minute for the cordless
handset and telephone base to reset.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can
cause interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as
far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
Out of range OR No pwr at base appears on my cordless handset.
• Ensure you plug the telephone base in properly and the power is on.
• Place the cordless handset in the telephone base for one minute to allow
the cordless handset and base to synchronize.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base. You may have
moved out of range.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the electrical power. Wait for 15
seconds then plug it back in. Allow up to one minute for the cordless
handset and telephone base to reset.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can
cause interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as
far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
The batteries do not hold a charge.
• If the cordless handset is in the telephone base or charger and the charge
light is not on, refer to The charge light is off or blinking (page 97).
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least 10 hours. For
optimum daily performance, return the cordless handset to the telephone
base or charger when not in use.
• If the battery is depleted, it may take approximately 30 minutes to charge
the handset before it shows Low battery. Refer to the table on page 7 for
details.
• You may need to purchase a new battery. Please refer to
Battery installation and charging in this user’s manual on pages 7-8.
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Troubleshooting
I get noise, static, or weak signals even when I’m near the telephone base.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber
line) through your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between
the telephone line cord and the telephone wall jack ( page 6). The filter
prevents noise and caller ID problems as a result of DSL interference.
Please contact your DSL service provider for more information about
DSL filters.
• You may be able to improve the performance of your cordless phone
by installing your new telephone base as far as possible from any other
existing cordless telephone system that may already be installed.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can
cause interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as
far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
• Do not install this phone near a microwave oven or on the same electrical
outlet. You may experience decreased performance while the microwave
oven is operating.
• If you plug your phone in with a modem or a surge protector, plug the
phone (or modem/surge protector) into a different location. If this does
not solve the problem, relocate your phone or modem farther apart from
one another, or use a different surge protector.
• Move your phone to a higher location. The phone may have better
reception in a high area.
• If other phones in your home are having the same problem, contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
I experience poor sound quality when using the handset speakerphone.
• For increased sound quality while using the handset speakerphone, place
the handset on a flat surface with the dial pad facing up.
I hear other calls while using my phone.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone jack, and plug in a
different telephone. If you still hear other calls, call your telephone
service provider.
My cordless handset does not ring when I receive a call.
• Make sure that the ringer is not off. Refer to Ringer volume on page 12 in
this user’s manual.
• Make sure you plug in the telephone line cord securely into the telephone
base and the telephone jack. Make sure you plug in the power cord securely.
• The cordless handset may be too far from the telephone base.
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Troubleshooting
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least 10 hours. For
optimum daily performance, return the cordless handset to the telephone
base or charger when not in use.
• You may have too many extension phones on your telephone line to
allow all of them to ring simultaneously. Try unplugging some of the
other phones.
• The layout of your home or office may be limiting the operating range. Try
moving the telephone base to another location, preferably to a
higher location.
• If other phones in your home are having the same problem, contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• Test a working phone at the phone jack. If another phone has the same
problem, contact your telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• Other electronic products can cause interference with your cordless
phone. Try installing your phone as far away as possible from electronic
devices such as television sets, VCRs, or other cordless telephones.
• Remove the battery. Install the battery again and place the cordless
handset into the telephone base. Wait for the cordless handset to
reestablish its connection with the telephone base. Allow up to one minute
for this to take place.
• Your line cord may be defective. Try installing a new line cord.
My calls cut in and out while I’m using my cordless handset.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can
cause interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as
far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
• Do not install this phone near a microwave oven or on the same electrical
outlet. You may experience decreased performance while the microwave
oven is operating.
• If you plug your phone in with a modem or surge protector, plug the
phone (or modem/surge protector) into a different location. If this does
not solve the problem, relocate your phone or modem farther apart from
one another, or use a different surge protector.
• Move your telephone base to a higher location. The phone may have
better reception when installed in a high area.
• If other phones in your home are having the same problem, contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
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Troubleshooting
The charge light is off or blinking.
• Make sure you plug the power and line cords in correctly and securely.
• Unplug the electrical power. Wait for 15 seconds, then plug it back in.
Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset and telephone base
to reset.
• Clean the cordless handset, charger and telephone base charging contacts
each month with a pencil eraser or cloth.
• A blinking CHARGE light is an indication that the battery is not connected
to the handset or is missing completely. Ensure that the battery is
installed properly.
My caller ID isn’t working.
• Caller ID is a subscription service. You must subscribe to this service from
your telephone service provider for this feature to work on your phone.
• The caller must be calling from an area that supports caller ID.
• Both your and your caller’s telephone service providers must use caller ID
compatible equipment.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber
line) through your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between
the telephone line cord and the telephone wall jack (page 6). The filter
prevents noise and caller ID problems resulting from DSL interference.
Please contact your DSL service provider for more information about
DSL filters.
System does not receive caller ID when on a call.
• Make sure you subscribe to caller ID with call waiting features from your
telephone service provider. Caller ID features works only if both you and
the caller are in areas offering caller ID service, and if both telephone
service providers use compatible equipment.
Incomplete messages.
• If a caller leaves a very long message, part of it may be lost when the
system disconnects the call after the maximum recording time you have set.
• If the caller pauses for longer than 7 seconds, the system stops recording
and disconnects the call.
• If the system’s memory becomes full during a message, the system stops
recording and disconnects the call.
• If the caller’s voice is very soft, the system may stop recording and
disconnect the call.
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Troubleshooting
Difficulty hearing messages.
• Press VOLUME/p to increase the telephone base speaker volume.
• Press pDIR/VOLUME to adjust the message playback volume on
a handset.
System does not answer after the correct number of rings.
• Make sure that the answering system is on. ANS ON should show on
the handset and the /ANSWER ON light on the telephone base should
be on.
• If toll saver is activated, the number of rings changes to two when you
have new messages stored (pages 71).
• If the memory is full or the system is off, the system will answer after
10 rings.
• In some cases, the answering system is affected by the ringing system
used by your telephone service provider.
• If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so
that your answering system answers before your voicemail answers
(pages 71). To determine how many rings activate your voicemail, contact
your telephone service provider.
• If there is a fax machine connected to the same telephone line, try
disconnecting the fax machine. If that solves the problem, consult your
fax machine documentation for information on compatibility with
answering systems.
System does not respond to remote commands.
• Make sure to enter your remote access code correctly (page 72).
• Make sure you are calling from a touch-tone phone. When you dial a
number, you should hear tones. If you hear clicks, the phone is not a
touch-tone telephone and cannot activate the answering system.
• The answering system may not detect the remote access code while your
announcement is playing. Try waiting until the announcement is over
before entering the code.
• There may be interference on the phone line you are using. Press dialing
keys firmly.
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Troubleshooting
System does not record messages.
• Make sure the answering system is on. ANS ON should show on the
handset and the /ANSWER ON light on the telephone base should
be on.
• Make sure the memory of the answering system is not full.
• If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so
that your answering system answers before your voicemail answers
(pages 71). To determine how many rings activate your voicemail, contact
your telephone service provider.
• If there is a fax machine connected to the same telephone line, try
disconnecting the fax machine. If that solves the problem, consult your
fax machine documentation for information on compatibility with
answering systems.
System announces, “Time and day not set.”
• You need to reset the system clock (page 13 or page 21).
Outgoing announcement is not clear.
• When you record your announcement, make sure you speak in a normal
tone of voice, about nine inches from the handset or the telephone base.
• Make sure there is no background noise (TV, music, etc.) while recording.
New voicemail and
show on the screens, and I don’t know why.
• Your telephone has both a built-in answering system and voicemail
indication. If New voicemail and
appear on the screens, then your
telephone has received a signal from your telephone service provider
that you have a voicemail message waiting for you to retrieve from them.
Contact your telephone service provider for more information on how to
access your voicemail.
I cannot retrieve voicemail messages.
• Your telephone has both a built-in answering system and voicemail
indication. They are independent features and each alerts you to new
messages differently (page 75). If you subscribe to voicemail service from
your telephone service provider, contact your telephone service provider
for more information on how to access your voicemail.
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Troubleshooting
I subscribe to a nontraditional telephone service that uses my computer
to establish connections, and my telephone doesn’t work.
• Make sure your computer is powered on.
• Make sure your Internet connection is working properly.
• Make sure that the software is installed and running for your
nontraditional telephone service.
• Make sure to plug your USB telephone adapter into a dedicated USB
port on your computer. Do not plug it into a multiple port USB hub (USB
splitter) that is not powered.
• In a few rare instances, the USB port on your computer may not have
enough power. Try using a USB hub with its own external power supply.
• If you are using a firewall, it may prevent access to your
nontraditional telephone service provider. Contact your service
provider for more information.
Common cure for electronic equipment.
If the telephone does not seem to be responding normally, try putting the
cordless handset in the telephone base or charger. If it does not fix the
problem, do the following (in the order listed):
1. Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
2. Disconnect the cordless handset battery.
3. Wait a few minutes.
4. Connect power to the telephone base.
5. Remove the battery. Replace the battery and place the cordless handset
into the telephone base or charger.
6. Wait for the cordless handset to reestablish its connection with the
telephone base. Allow up to one minute for this to take place.
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Maintenance
Taking care of your telephone
• Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so you
must treat it with care.
• Avoid rough treatment.
• Place the handset down gently.
• Save the original packing materials to protect your telephone if you ever
need to ship it.
Avoid water
• You can damage your telephone if it gets wet. Do not use the handset in
the rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install the telephone base
near a sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
• Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic
equipment. For your own safety, take caution when using electric
appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
• Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for
many years. Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water
or mild soap.
• Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you are wet or
standing in water. If the telephone base should fall into water, DO NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTIL
YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull
the unit out by the unplugged cords.
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Important safety information
This symbol is to alert you to important operating or servicing instructions that may
appear in this user’s manual. Always follow basic safety precautions when using this
product to reduce the risk of injury, fire, or electric shock.
Safety information
•
•
Read and understand all instructions in the user’s manual. Observe all markings on the product.
•
Do not use a telephone in the vicinity of a gas leak. Under certain circumstances, a spark
may be created when the adapter is plugged into the power outlet, or when the handset is
replaced in its cradle. This is a common event associated with the closing of any electrical
circuit. The user should not plug the phone into a power outlet, and should not put a charged
handset into the cradle, if the phone is located in an environment containing concentrations
of flammable or flame-supporting gases, unless there is adequate ventilation. A spark in such
an environment could create a fire or explosion. Such environments may include: medical use
of oxygen without adequate ventilation; industrial gases (cleaning solvents; gasoline vapors;
etc.); a leak of natural gas; etc.
•
Do not use this product near water, or when you are wet. For example, do not use it in a
wet basement or shower, or next to a swimming pool, bathtub, kitchen sink, or laundry tub.
Do not use liquids or aerosol sprays for cleaning. If the product comes in contact with any
liquid, unplug any line or power cord immediately. Do not plug the product back in until it
has dried thoroughly.
•
Install this product in a protected location where no one can trip over any line or power
cords. Protect cords from damage or abrasion.
•
If this product does not operate normally, see the Troubleshooting section on pages 93-100
of this user’s manual. If you cannot solve the problem, or if the product is damaged, refer to
the Limited warranty section on pages 106-107. Do not open this product except as directed
in your user’s manual. Opening the product or reassembling it incorrectly may expose you to
hazardous voltages or other risks.
•
Replace batteries only as described in your user’s manual (pages 7-8). Do not burn or
puncture batteries — they contain caustic chemicals.
•
The power adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount
position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a ceiling,
under-the-table or cabinet outlet.
Avoid using a telephone during a thunderstorm. There may be a slight chance of electric
shock from lightning.
Caution: Use only the power adapters provided with this product. To obtain a
replacement, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
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Important safety information
Especially about cordless telephones
•
Privacy: The same features that make a cordless telephone convenient create some limitations.
Telephone calls are transmitted between the telephone base and the handset by radio waves,
so there is a possibility that your cordless telephone conversations could be intercepted by
radio receiving equipment within range of the cordless handset. For this reason, you should
not think of cordless telephone conversations as being as private as those on
corded telephones.
•
Electrical power: The telephone base of this cordless telephone must be connected to a
working electrical outlet which is not controlled by a wall switch. Calls cannot be made from
the handset if the telephone base is unplugged, switched off or if the electrical power
is interrupted.
•
Potential TV interference: Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause
interference to TVs and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, do not place the
telephone base of the cordless telephone near or on top of a TV or VCR. If interference is
experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away from the TV or VCR will often reduce
or eliminate the interference.
•
Rechargeable batteries: This product contains nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries.
Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to create a short circuit with conductive
material such as rings, bracelets and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause
harm. Observe proper polarity between the battery and the battery charger.
•
Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries: Dispose of these batteries in a safe manner. Do
not burn or puncture. Like other batteries of this type, if burned or punctured, they could
release caustic material which could cause injury.
The RBRC™ Seal means that the manufacturer is voluntarily participating in an
industry program to collect and recycle nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries
when taken out of service within the United States. These batteries may be taken
to a participating local retailer of replacement batteries or recycling center. Or you
may call 1 (800) 8-BATTERY for locations accepting spent Ni-MH batteries.
Precautions for users of implanted cardiac pacemakers
Cardiac pacemakers (applies only to digital cordless telephones):
Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR), an independent research entity, led a multidisciplinary
evaluation of the interference between portable wireless telephones and implanted cardiac
pacemakers. Supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, WTR recommends to
physicians that:
Pacemaker patients
Should keep wireless telephones at least six inches from the pacemaker.
Should NOT place wireless telephones directly over the pacemaker, such as in a breast pocket,
when it is turned ON.
Should use the wireless telephone at the ear opposite the pacemaker.
WTR’s evaluation did not identify any risk to bystanders with pacemakers from other persons
using wireless telephones.
Especially about telephone answering systems
Two-way recording: This unit does not sound warning beeps to inform the other party that the call is
being recorded. To ensure that you are in compliance with any federal or state regulations regarding
recording a telephone call, you should start the recording process and then inform the other party
that you are recording the conversation.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FCC Part 68 and ACTA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and with technical requirements adopted by
the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). The label on the back or bottom of this
equipment contains, among other things, a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. This
identifier must be provided to your telephone service provider upon request.
The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to premises wiring and the telephone network
must comply with the applicable Part 68 rules and technical requirements adopted by ACTA. A
compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be
connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant. An RJ11 jack should normally be
used for connecting to a single line and an RJ14 jack for two lines. See the installation instructions
in the user’s manual.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine how many devices you may connect
to your telephone line and still have them ring when you are called. The REN for this product is
encoded as the 6th and 7th characters following the US: in the product identifier (e.g., if ## is 03,
the REN is 0.3). In most, but not all areas, the sum of all RENs should be five (5.0) or less. For more
information, please contact your telephone service provider.
This equipment may not be used with Party Lines. If you have specially wired alarm dialing
equipment connected to your telephone line, ensure the connection of this equipment does not
disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable the alarm equipment,
consult your telephone service provider or a qualified installer.
If this equipment is malfunctioning, it must be unplugged from the modular jack until the problem
has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be made by the manufacturer or
its authorized agents. For repair procedures, follow the instructions outlined under the
Limited warranty.
If this equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone service provider may
temporarily discontinue your telephone service. The telephone service provider is required to notify
you before interrupting service. If advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon
as possible. You will be given the opportunity to correct the problem and the telephone service
provider is required to inform you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC. Your telephone
service provider may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operation, or procedures that could
affect the proper functioning of this product. The telephone service provider is required to notify
you if such changes are planned.
If this product is equipped with a corded or cordless handset, it is hearing aid compatible.
If this product has memory dialing locations, you may choose to store emergency telephone
numbers (e.g., police, fire, medical) in these locations. If you do store or test emergency
numbers, please:
Remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call before hanging up.
Perform such activities in off-peak hours, such as early morning or late evening.
Industry Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
The term ‘’IC:‘’ before the certification/registration number only signifies that the Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1. The REN is an indication
of the maximum number of devices allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The
termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the
requirement that the sum of the RENs of all the devices does not exceed five.
This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
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FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class B
digital device under Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These
requirements are intended to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Privacy of
communications may not be ensured when using this telephone.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio frequency
energy that can be safely absorbed by a user or bystander according to the intended usage
of the product. This product has been tested and found to comply with the FCC criteria. The
handset may be safely held against the ear of the user. The telephone base shall be installed
and used such that parts of the user’s body other than the hands are maintained at a distance of
approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Limited warranty
The AT&T brand is used under license - any repair, replacement or warranty service, and all questions
www.telephones.att.com or
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
about this product should be directed to our website at
call
1. What does this limited warranty cover?
The manufacturer of this AT&T branded product warrants to the holder of a valid proof of
purchase (“CONSUMER” or “you”) that the product and all accessories provided in the sales
package (“PRODUCT”) are free from defects in material and workmanship, pursuant to the
following terms and conditions, when installed and used normally and in accordance with the
PRODUCT operating instructions. This limited warranty extends only to the CONSUMER for
products purchased and used in the United States of America and Canada.
2. What will be done if the PRODUCT is not free from defects in materials and workmanship
during the limited warranty period (“materially defective PRODUCT”)?
During the limited warranty period, the manufacturer’s authorized service representative
will repair or replace at the manufacturer’s option, without charge, a materially defective
PRODUCT. If the manufacturer repairs the PRODUCT, they may use new or refurbished
replacement parts. If the manufacturer chooses to replace the PRODUCT, they may replace
it with a new or refurbished PRODUCT of the same or similar design. The manufacturer will
retain defective parts, modules, or equipment. Repair or replacement of the PRODUCT, at
the manufacturer’s option, is your exclusive remedy. The manufacturer will return repaired
or replacement products to you in working condition. You should expect the repair or
replacement to take approximately 30 days.
3. How long is the limited warranty period?
The limited warranty period for the PRODUCT extends for ONE (1) YEAR from the date of
purchase. If the manufacturer repairs or replaces a materially defective PRODUCT under the
terms of this limited warranty, this limited warranty also applies to repaired or replacement
PRODUCT for a period of either (a) 90 days from the date the repaired or replacement
PRODUCT is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining on the original one-year limited
warranty; whichever is longer.
4. What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
PRODUCT that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other physical damage,
improper installation, abnormal operation or handling, neglect, inundation, fire, water, or
other liquid intrusion; or
•
PRODUCT that has been damaged due to repair, alteration, or modification by anyone
other than an authorized service representative of the manufacturer; or
•
PRODUCT to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal conditions,
network reliability or cable or antenna systems; or
•
•
PRODUCT to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non-AT&T accessories; or
•
PRODUCT purchased, used, serviced, or shipped for repair from outside the United States
of America or Canada, or used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not
limited to products used for rental purposes); or
•
•
PRODUCT returned without valid proof of purchase (see item 6 below); or
PRODUCT whose warranty/quality stickers, PRODUCT serial number plates or electronic
serial numbers have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
Charges for installation or setup, adjustment of customer controls, and installation or
repair of systems outside the unit.
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Limited warranty
5. How do you get warranty service?
To obtain warranty service, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
NOTE: Before calling for service, please review the user’s manual; a check of the PRODUCT’s
controls and features may save you a service call.
Except as provided by applicable law, you assume the risk of loss or damage during transit
and transportation and are responsible for delivery or handling charges incurred in the
transport of the PRODUCT(s) to the service location. The manufacturer will return repaired
or replaced PRODUCT under this limited warranty to you. Transportation, delivery or
handling charges are prepaid. The manufacturer assumes no risk for damage or loss of the
PRODUCT in transit. If the PRODUCT failure is not covered by this limited warranty, or proof
of purchase does not meet the terms of this limited warranty, the manufacturer will notify
you and will request that you authorize the cost of repair prior to any further repair activity.
You must pay for the cost of repair and return shipping costs for the repair of products that
are not covered by this limited warranty.
6. What must you return with the PRODUCT to get warranty service?
You must:
•
Return the entire original package and contents including the PRODUCT to the service
location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty; and
•
Include a “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the PRODUCT purchased
(PRODUCT model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
•
Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and telephone number.
7. Other limitations
This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and the manufacturer
of this AT&T branded PRODUCT. It supersedes all other written or oral communications
related to this PRODUCT. The manufacturer provides no other warranties for this PRODUCT.
The warranty exclusively describes all of the manufacturer’s responsibilities regarding the
PRODUCT. There are no other express warranties. No one is authorized to make modifications
to this limited warranty and you should not rely on any such modification.
State/Provincial Law rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of fitness for a particular purpose and
merchantability (an unwritten warranty that the PRODUCT is fit for ordinary use) are limited
to one year from date of purchase. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event
shall the manufacturer be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or similar
damages (including, but not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to use the PRODUCT
or other associated equipment, the cost of substitute equipment, and claims by third parties)
resulting from the use of this PRODUCT. Some states/provinces do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase.
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Technical specifications
RF frequency band
1921.536MHz - 1928.448MHz
Channels
5
Operating temperature
32°F - 122°F
0°C - 50°C
Telephone base voltage
96Vrms - 130Vrms
(AC voltage, 60Hz)
Telephone base voltage
6VDC @ 600mA
(AC adapter output)
Handset voltage
2.4VDC - 3.2VDC
Charger voltage
6VAC @ 300mA
(AC adapter output)
Operation
Operating time*
Talk time (cordless handset)
Up to 7 hours
Talk time (cordless handset speakerphone)
Up to 5 hours
Standby
Up to 7 days
* Operating times vary depending on your actual use and the age of the battery.
DECT 6.0 digital technology
The AT&T DECT 6.0 products offer unsurpassed range performance and sound clarity. This is
achieved through a unique antenna design and advances in noise-filtering technology. An
independent laboratory has confirmed that AT&T DECT 6.0 products perform up to 45% better in
range competitions against similarly equipped phones of the leading competition. Now calls can
be taken in the basement, backyard and garage with exceptional sound quality.
Telephone operating range
This cordless telephone operates within the maximum power allowed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Even so, this handset and telephone base can communicate
over only a certain distance — which can vary with the locations of the telephone base and
handset, the weather, and the construction of your home or office.
Redefining long range coverage and clarity
This telephone base comes with an antenna which gives much better clarity and covers a longer
range than before.
HD audio
HD audio improves sound quality by expanding and rebuilding frequencies that are lost with
traditional phone calls. There is no additional telephone service requirement to use HD audio.
It is designed to work with standard telephone service. Your system will automatically enhance
all received sound with HD audio.
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Index
Index
A
Alert tones
handset, 89
telephone base, 89
Announcement, 66
Answer an incoming call
during an intercom call, 40
during PTT, 47
Answering calls, 27
Answering system, 66–85
Assign a speed dial number, 56
Auto off, 28
B
Battery charging, 8
Battery installation, 7
Blind transfer, 36
C
Caller ID (CID)
add entries to phone directory, 64
delete entries, 63
dial entries, 63
review entries, 62
Caller ID announce
handset, 14
telephone base, 22
Call transfer, 41
Chain dialing, 34–35
Charger installation, 6
Clear voicemail indication
handset, 15
telephone base, 23
Clock
handset, 13
telephone base, 21
D
Day and time
handset, 13
telephone base, 21
Delete
a caller ID log entry, 63
a directory entry, 54
a speed dial number, 58
Dialing
from a record in the caller ID
history, 63
from the directory, 54
Directory
dial a number, 54
edit entries, 55
name search, 53
new entries, 50
Display dial, 54
DSL, 6
E
Elapsed time, 27
Ending a call, 28
H
Handset
handset locator, 38
quick reference guide, 1–2
ringer tone, 12
ringer volume, 12
screen icons, 88
speakerphone, 29
temporary ringer silencing, 28
voicemail indicator, 15
HD audio, 108
I
Important safety
information, 102–103
Installation, 5–10
Intercom, 39–41
L
Last number redial, 29
LCD language, 14, 22
Lights, 90
Limited warranty, 106–107
109
Index
Index
M
S
Maintenance, 101
Make an outgoing call during PTT, 48
Making calls, 27
Memory match, 61
Memos, 82
Message
alert tone, 73
counter display, 83
playback, 78–81
Mute, 33
Safety information, 102–103
Screen display message, 91–92
Speakerphone, 29
Speed dial
delete a number, 58
edit a number, 57
enter a number, 56
N
Names
enter into directory, 51
search, 53
Number of rings, 71
O
On-hook dialing (predialing), 27
Outgoing announcement, 66
P
Paging tone, 38
Phonebook, 49
Power adapter, 6
Predialing, 27
Push-to-talk, 42–48
Q
Quick reference guide, 1–4
R
Reassign a speed dial number, 57
Receiving calls, 27
Recharging, 8
Redial, 29–30
Remote access, 84–85
Ringer silencing, 28
Ring tone options
handset, 12
telephone base, 20
T
Technical specifications, 108
Telephone base
quick reference guide, 3–4
ringer tone, 20
ringer volume, 20
screen icons, 88
voicemail indicator, 23
Temporary ringer silencing, 28
Time
handset, 13
telephone base, 21
Troubleshooting, 93–100
V
Visual message waiting indicator
handset, 15
telephone base, 23
Voice announce caller ID
handset, 14
telephone base, 22
Voicemail, 15, 23, 75
Voice prompts, 76
Volume control
handset, 12, 32, 80
telephone base, 20, 32, 80
W
Wall mount installation, 9
Warranty, 106–107
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Remote access wallet card
Use the wallet card below to help you remember commands to control your
answering system from any touch-tone telephone.
Cut along dotted line.
Call your phone number,
then enter your 2-digit
access code (preset to 19).
Action
Remote command
1
2
3
33
4
5
Fold here.
Play all messages...................
Play new messages................
Delete the message...............
Delete all old messages......
Repeat or go back­..................
Stop................................................
Help menu.................................. TONE
Skip the message....................
6
5
7
Record announcement....... TONE
End remote access call ...... (or hang up)
Turn system off or on...........
8
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Type:
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