AT&T Wireless Home Phone Base User`s manual

Complete user’s manual
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/
TL96423/TL96473
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/
answering system with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
Congratulations
on purchasing your new AT&T product. Before using this AT&T product, please
read the Important safety information section on pages 145-146 of this manual.
Please thoroughly read the 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.
This telephone system is compatible with certain AT&T DECT 6.0 cordless headsets.
Visit www.telephones.att.com/headsets for a list of compatible
cordless headsets.
Model number: TL96273 (two handsets)
TL96323/TL96373 (three handsets)
TL96423/TL96473 (four handsets)
Type:
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/answering system with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
Serial number: _________________________________________________________________
Purchase date: ________________________________________________________________
Place of purchase: _____________________________________________________________
Both the model and serial numbers of your AT&T product can be found on 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.
Compatible with
Hearing Aid T-Coil
Telephones identified with this logo have reduced noise and interference when
used with most T-coil equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. The TIA-1083
Compliant Logo is a trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association.
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energy efficiency guidelines.
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Parts checklist
Your telephone package contains the following items. Save your sales receipt
and original packaging in the event warranty service is necessary.
Quick start guide
Abridged user’s manual
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/
TL96423/TL96473
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/
answering system with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473
This quick start guide provides you with basic instructions
only. For more complete instructions, refer to the Abridged
user’s manual provided in the package, or see the online user’s
manual at www.telephones.att.com/manuals.
Parts checklist
Your package contains:
• Handset
(2 for TL96273)
(3 for TL96323/TL96373)
(4 for TL96423/TL96473)
• Charger with power adapter
(1 for TL96273)
(2 for TL96323/TL96373)
(3 for TL96423/TL96473)
• Telephone base
• Telephone line cord
• Telephone base power adapter
• Battery compartment cover
(2 for TL96273)
(3 for TL96323/TL96373)
(4 for TL96423/TL96473)
• Battery
(2 for TL96273)
(3 for TL96323/TL96373)
(4 for TL96423/TL96473)
• Wall mount bracket
• Abridged user’s manual
• Quick start guide
Basic steps to set up & operate your phone
Quick start guide
Cordless handset
(2 for TL96273)
(3 for TL96323/TL96373)
(4 for TL96423/TL96473)
Telephone base
Telephone line cord
Power adapter for
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Battery compartment
cover
(2 for TL96273)
(3 for TL96323/TL96373)
(4 for TL96423/TL96473)
Charger for cordless handset
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(2 for TL96323/TL96373)
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Abridged user’s manual
Battery for cordless
handset
(2 for TL96273)
(3 for TL96323/TL96373)
(4 for TL96423/TL96473)
Complete user’s manual
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/
TL96423/TL96473 DECT 6.0 cordless
telephone/answering system with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
Table of contents
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone
base.................................................................... 1
Quick reference guide - handset......... 5
Installation...................................................... 8
Telephone base and charger
installation...................................................... 9
Telephone base installation............. 9
Charger installation.............................. 9
Battery installation and charging......10
Installation options...................................12
Tabletop to wall mount
installation..............................................12
Wall mount to tabletop
installation..............................................13
Introducing Bluetooth.............................14
Connect to Cell™ application..........16
Glossary of terms......................................17
Bluetooth setup.........................................18
Add a cell phone.................................18
Add a headset.......................................20
Auto connection...................................22
Bluetooth connection from
idle mode.................................................22
Device list and connection.............. 22
Review the active device list.........23
Connect/disconnect an
active device..........................................23
Remove a device..................................24
Replace an active device.................25
Download directory............................26
Interruption to directory
download.................................................28
View the directory
download information.......................28
Change PIN.............................................29
Cell ringer................................................29
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone
base settings...............................................30
Ringer volume.......................................31
Ringer tone.............................................32
LCD language........................................33
Set date and time................................34
Caller ID Announce............................35
Set speed dial voicemail
number.....................................................36
Voicemail (visual message
waiting) indicator.................................37
Clear voicemail indicator.................37
Key tone...................................................38
Use caller ID to automatically
set date and time................................39
Home area code...................................40
Cell area code.......................................41
Dial mode................................................42
Web address..........................................42
QUIET mode...........................................43
No line alert...........................................44
Cell alert ................................................44
Telephone operation
Telephone operation...............................45
Make, answer or end a home
call..............................................................45
Call waiting on the home line......47
Make, answer or end a cell call.... 47
Call waiting on the cell line...........48
Answer an incoming cell call while
on a home call......................................49
Cell phone voicemail.........................50
Answer an incoming home call
while on a cell call.............................50
Conference home and cell calls.... 51
Handset speakerphone.....................52
Last number redial..............................52
Silencing the ringer............................56
Handset locator....................................57
Join a call in progress.......................57
Options while on calls............................58
Volume control.....................................58
Mute...........................................................58
Temporary tone dialing....................59
Hold............................................................60
Equalizer...................................................60
Chain dialing..........................................61
Multiple handset
Intercom.........................................................63
Answer an incoming call
during an intercom call....................66
Call transfer using intercom................67
Push-to-talk (PTT).....................................70
Turn PTT incoming signal on
or off..........................................................70
PTT to a single handset...................71
PTT to multiple devices....................73
Answer a PTT call................................75
Change a one-to-one PTT call
to an intercom call.............................76
Answer an incoming call
during PTT...............................................76
Make an outgoing call during
PTT..............................................................77
End or leave a PTT call.....................77
Directory
About the directory..................................78
Create and review entries.....................79
Create a new entry in the
home directory.....................................79
To add a predialed telephone
number to the directory...................82
Review the directory..........................84
Search by name...................................85
Dial a directory entry.........................85
Edit a directory entry.........................86
Edit the type of a directory
entry...........................................................88
Delete a directory entry...................88
Remove a downloaded directory....88
Caller ID
About caller ID...........................................89
Information about caller ID
with call waiting...................................89
Caller ID operation...................................90
How the caller ID history
(caller ID log) works...........................90
Missed (new) call indicator.............90
Memory match......................................90
Review the caller ID log...................91
View dialing options...........................92
Dial a caller ID log entry.................92
Save a caller ID log entry to
the directory..........................................93
To delete a single entry...................95
To delete all entries...........................95
Reasons for missing caller
ID information.......................................96
Answering system
Answering system settings...................97
Announcement.....................................97
Answer on/off....................................100
Call screening.....................................101
Number of rings................................102
Remote access code.......................103
Message alert tone..........................104
Message recording time................105
About the answering system...........106
Answering system and
voicemail...............................................106
Using the answering system
and voicemail together.................106
Message capacity.............................107
Voice prompts....................................107
Call screening.....................................107
Call intercept......................................108
Temporarily turning off the
message alert tone..........................108
Message playback..................................109
Options during playback...............110
Delete all old messages................112
Recording and playing memos........113
Record a memo.................................113
Playback a memo.............................113
Remote access.........................................114
To remotely access the
answering system.............................114
Appendix
Adding and registering handsets/
headsets.....................................................116
Register a handset to your
telephone base..................................116
Deregister handsets..............................118
Deregister all handsets from
the telephone base.........................118
Handset screen icons...........................119
Telephone base screen icons...........120
Alert tones.................................................121
Handset alert tones.........................121
Telephone base alert tones.........122
Lights............................................................123
Handset indicator lights................123
Telephone base indicator lights....123
Screen messages....................................124
Display screen messages..............124
Troubleshooting......................................128
Maintenance.............................................144
Important safety information...........145
Safety information............................145
Especially about cordless
telephones...........................................145
Precautions for users of
implanted cardiac pacemakers....146
ECO mode............................................146
Especially about telephone
answering systems...........................146
FCC Part 68 and ACTA........................147
FCC Part 15...............................................148
Limited warranty.....................................149
Technical specifications......................151
DECT 6.0 digital technology........151
Telephone operating range.........151
Redefining long range
coverage and clarity.......................151
HD audio...............................................151
Simulated full duplex handset
speakerphone.....................................151
Index
Index.............................................................152
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
1
REDIAL/PAUSE
• While reviewing a caller ID history entry,
press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in
front of the telephone number before
dialing or saving it in the directory
(page 92).
• Press and hold to set (page 36) or dial
your voicemail number.
• Press repeatedly to view the last 10
numbers dialed (page 52).
• While entering numbers, press and hold
to insert a dialing pause.
/HANDSET LOCATOR
• Press the button
to page all system
handsets (page 57).
QUIET # (pound key)
• Press repeatedly to display
other dialing options when
reviewing a caller ID log entry.
• Press and hold to enter the
QUIET mode setting screen,
or to deactivate QUIET mode
(page 43).
/VOLUME/
• Press to adjust the volume during
message playback (page 110).
• Press to adjust the volume during
a call (page 58).
• When the phone is not in use, press
to adjust the telephone base ringer
volume for all lines.
• Press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily during a call if you have
pulse service.
• Switch between upper case and lower
case while entering characters.
PTT
• Press to display the PTT menu to begin a
PTT call (page 71).
• Press and hold to begin a one-to-group
broadcast (page 73).
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
CANCEL
DIR
• While in a menu, press to exit without
making changes or press and hold to
return to idle mode.
• Press and hold while the telephone
is not in use to erase the displayed
messages (XX Missed calls, page 90).
• Press to scroll up while in a menu.
• Press to show directory entries when
the telephone is not in use (page 84).
• While entering names or numbers,
press to move the cursor to the right.
CELL 1 light
CID
• On when the telephone
base is paired and
connected with a Bluetooth
cell phone on CELL 1 line.
• Flash alternately while
pairing a Bluetooth device.
• Press to scroll down while
in a menu.
• Press to review the caller
ID log when the telephone
is not in use (page 91).
• While entering names or
numbers, press to move the
cursor to the left.
CELL 2/HEADSET light
• On when the telephone
base is paired and
connected with a Bluetooth
device on CELL 2 line.
• Flash alternately while
pairing a Bluetooth device.
Softkeys (2)
Press to select the menu
item displayed above the key.
CELL 1
• Press to make, answer or end a
cell call on CELL 1 line.
• During a call, press to answer
an incoming call on CELL 1 line
when you hear a call waiting
alert (page 48).
FLASH
During a home call, press to
answer an incoming home call
when you receive a call
waiting alert (page 47).
MUTE
• During a call, press to mute the
microphone.
• While the telephone base is
ringing, press to silence the
ringer temporarily (page 56).
CELL 2
• Press to make, answer or end a
cell call on CELL 2 line.
• During a call, press to answer
an incoming call on CELL 2 line
when you hear a call waiting
alert (page 48).
HOME (Speakerphone)
• Press to make or answer a home
call using the speakerphone.
• Flashes quickly when there is an
incoming home call.
• Flashes slowly when a home
call is on hold.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
X/DELETE
• Press to delete the message currently
playing.
• When the phone is not in use, press twice to
delete all previously reviewed messages.
• While entering names or numbers, press to
delete a digit or a character.
• While reviewing the redial list, directory or
caller ID history, press to delete an
individual entry.
• While predialing, press to delete a digit.
/SKIP
• Press to skip to the next
message.
/REPEAT
• Press to repeat a message.
• Press twice to play the previous
message.
/PLAY/STOP
• Press to play messages.
• Press to stop message playback.
/ANS ON/OFF
• Press to turn the answering system
on or off.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
Main menu
Feature menu
The selected menu item is highlighted.
• Answering sys (page 97)
• Directory (page 78)
• Caller ID log (page 89)
• Intercom (page 63)
• Bluetooth (page 14)
• Ringers (page 31)
• Set date/time (page 34)
• Caller ID annc (page 35)
• Settings (page 30)
• Web address (page 42)
Menu
Using menus
1. Press MENU in idle mode (when the telephone is not in use) to enter the main menu.
2. Use
CID
or
DIR
to scroll through menu items.
3. Press SELECT to select or save the highlighted item.
-ORPress CANCEL to cancel an operation, back up to the previous menu, or exit the
menu display.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset
CHARGE light
On when the handset is charging in the telephone base
or charger.
Softkeys (2)
• Press to select the menu item displayed above the key.
• While in a menu, press to select an item or save an entry
or setting.
CELL 1/
CELL 2
• Press to make or answer a cell call.
• During a call, press to answer an incoming CELL 1/2 call
when you hear a call waiting alert (page 48).
HOME/FLASH
• Press to make, answer or end a home call.
• During a call, press to answer an incoming home call
when you hear a call waiting alert (page 47).
1
• While reviewing a caller ID history entry, press repeatedly
to add or remove 1 in front of the telephone number
before dialing or saving it in the directory (page 92).
• Press and hold to set (page 36) or dial your voicemail number.
• Press to switch to tone dialing temporarily during a call
if you have pulse service.
• Switch between upper case and lower case while
entering characters.
/SPEAKER
• Press to make a home call using the speakerphone.
• Press to answer a home or cell call using the
handset speakerphone (pages 45 and 47).
• Press to turn on the handset speakerphone. Press again to
resume normal handset use (page 52).
REDIAL/PAUSE
• Press repeatedly to view the last 10 numbers dialed (page 52).
• While entering numbers, press and hold to insert a dialing pause.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset
DIR/VOLUME
• Press to scroll up while in menus.
• During a call or message playback, press to increase the
listening volume.
• Press to show directory entries when the telephone is not
in use.
• While entering names or numbers in the directory, press to
move the cursor to the right.
CID/VOLUME
• Press to scroll down while in menus.
• During a call or message playback, press to decrease the
listening volume.
• Press to show the caller ID history when the telephone is not
in use.
• While entering names or numbers in the directory, press to
move the cursor to the left.
OFF/CANCEL
• While using menus, press to cancel an operation, back up to
the previous menu, or exit the menu display.
• Press and hold to return to idle mode.
• During a call, press to hang up.
• Press and hold while the telephone is not in use to erase the
missed call indicator.
QUIET # (pound key)
• Press repeatedly to display other dialing options when
reviewing a caller ID history entry.
• Press and hold to enter the QUIET mode setting screen, or to
deactivate QUIET mode (page 43).
• Press to toggle the name order when saving a caller ID log
entry into directory.
MUTE/DELETE
• During a call, press to mute the microphone.
• While predialing, press to delete digits.
• While reviewing the redial list, directory or caller ID history,
press to delete an individual entry.
• While entering or editing a directory entry, press to erase a
digit or character.
• During message or announcement playback, press to delete a
message or announcement.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset
PUSH TO TALK
• Press to display the PTT menu to begin a PTT
call (page 71).
• Press and hold to begin a one-to-group
broadcast when the handset is not in use
(page 73).
Feature menu
• Play messages (page 109)
• Answering sys (page 97)
• Directory (page 78)
• Caller ID log (page 89)
• Intercom (page 63)
• Ringers (page 31)
• Set date/time (page 34)
• Caller ID annc (page 35)
• Settings (page 30)
• Web address (page 42)
Main menu
The selected menu item is highlighted.
Menu
Using menus
1. Press MENU in idle mode (when the
telephone is not in use) to enter the
main menu.
2. Use CID or
menu items.
DIR
to scroll through
3. Press SELECT to select or save the
highlighted item.
-ORPress
OFF/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
handset battery before using the
cordless handset.
See pages 10-11 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 (page 9). For optimum range and better
reception, place the telephone base in a central and open location.
You may hear interference if your cellular phone is too close to the telephone
base during a CELLULAR call. Make sure that your Bluetooth enabled cellular
phone is within 15 feet of the telephone base in order to maintain a clear and
consistent connection between your Bluetooth cell phone, telephone base and
cell tower.
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (digital subscriber line DSL) through your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the
telephone line cord and the telephone wall jack (page 9). 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 a protective sticker covering the handset or
telephone base display - remove it 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 washing machine or
work bench.
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 12 for details.
Telephone base installation
Plug the large end
of the telephone
base 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.
The DSL filter must be plugged into
the telephone wall jack.
Route the power adapter
cord through this slot.
Route the telephone line
cord through this slot.
Raise the antenna.
Plug the small end of the
telephone base power adapter
into the power adapter jack on
the back of the telephone base.
Plug the other end of the
telephone line cord into the
telephone 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) 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.
• 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
Once you have installed the battery, the screen indicates the battery status (see
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 11 hours of
continuous charging. See the table on page 151 for battery operating times.
If the screen is blank, 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. When the battery is low, the handset shows Low battery and
a flashing . If you are on a call in low battery mode, the handset beeps every
minute.
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 flashes.
The 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
flashes.
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.
10
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 34. To skip setting the date and time,
press OFF/CANCEL.
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Ni-MH)
BT183342/BT283342
PAS INCINÉRER OU PERCER LES PILES.
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/ AVERTISSEMENT
: / AVERTISSEMENT NE
WARNING
/ AVERTISSEMENT
:WARNING
:
DO NOT
OR PUNCTURE
BATTERIES.
DO NOT BURN
ORBURN
PUNCTURE
BATTERIES.
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NOT BURN
OR PUNCTURE
BATTERIES.
Made
in China / Fabriqué en chine
BY1142
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OU
LES PILES.
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OU PERCER
LES
NEPERCER
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INCINÉRER
OU PERCER LES PILES.
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Battery Pack / Bloc-piles :
BT183342/BT283342 (2.4V 400mAh Ni-MH)
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT :
THIS SIDE UP / CE CÔTÉ VERS LE HAUT
Battery Pack / Bloc-pilesBattery
:
Pack / Bloc-piles :
BT183342/BT283342
(2.4V 400mAh Ni-MH)
BT183342/BT283342 (2.4V 400mAh Ni-MH)
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT :
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT
:
DO NOT BURN
OR PUNCTURE BATTERIES.
NE
PAS
INCINÉRER
OU PERCER LES PILES.
DO NOT BURN OR PUNCTURE BATTERIES.
Made in China / Fabriqué en chine
BY1142
NE PAS INCINÉRER OU PERCER LES PILES.
Made in China / Fabriqué en chine
BY1142
THIS SIDE UP / CE CÔTÉ VERS LE HAUT
THIS SIDE UP / CE CÔTÉ VERS LE HAUT
Step 1
Plug the battery connector
securely into the socket
inside the handset battery
compartment. Insert the
supplied battery with the
label THIS SIDE UP facing
up as indicated.
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.
Battery Pack / Bloc-piles :
BT183342/BT283342 (2.4V 400mAh Ni-MH)
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT :
DO NOT BURN OR PUNCTURE BATTERIES.
NE PAS INCINÉRER OU PERCER LES PILES.
Made in China / Fabriqué en chine
BY1142
THIS SIDE UP / CE CÔTÉ VERS LE HAUT
Battery Pack / Bloc-piles :
BT183342/BT283342 (2.4V 400mAh Ni-MH)
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT :
DO NOT BURN OR PUNCTURE BATTERIES.
NE PAS INCINÉRER OU PERCER LES PILES.
Made in China / Fabriqué en chine
BY1142
THIS SIDE UP / CE CÔTÉ VERS LE HAUT
Getting started
Battery installation and charging
Step 2
Align the cover flat
against the battery
compartment, then
slide it upwards until
it clicks into place.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
• Use only the supplied rechargeable battery or replacement battery (model BT183342). 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.
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Getting started
Installation options
Your telephone base is ready for tabletop use. If you want to mount your
telephone on a wall, use the provided wall mount bracket to attach to a standard
dual-stud telephone wall mounting plate. If you do not have this wall mounting
plate, you can purchase one from many hardware or consumer electronics
retailers. You may need a professional to install the wall 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 of the wall mount bracket as indicated to release it
from tabletop orientation.
3. Rotate the wall mount bracket down 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 slots on the back of the telephone base with the studs of 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
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Getting started
Installation options
Wall mount to tabletop installation
To change the telephone base from the wall mount position to tabletop
position, follow the steps below.
1. If the telephone line cord and power adapter cord are bundled, untie
them first. Push the telephone base up to remove it from 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 then 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
if necessary.
1
2
3
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Bluetooth
Introducing Bluetooth
Your new AT&T TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 telephone
system with Bluetooth wireless technology has the following features:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Pair up to 4 Bluetooth enabled devices (cell phones or headsets) with the
telephone base.
Connect a maximum of 2 cell phones to make and receive cell calls. Both
cell phones can be active on a call at a time.
Connect a Bluetooth enabled headset for making and receiving home calls.
Conference any combination of cell and home call.
Make and receive calls using your cell phone service with your telephone
base or system handsets.
Download phonebook entries from your cell phone.
Ringtone share feature allows you to set your telephone to play your
iPhone® (iOS 4.1 or later) ringtone.
iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
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Bluetooth
Introducing Bluetooth
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• After plugging in the telephone base, wait at least 20 seconds before
connecting a Bluetooth device. The screen shows Bluetooth system busy if
you try to connect too soon.
• Refer to the user's manual of your Bluetooth enabled cell phone or headset
for more information about how that device uses Bluetooth connectivity.
• Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a short range (up to 30 feet)
from the telephone base. Keep connected cell phones and headsets within
this range.
• If your cell phone has poor reception in your home, the TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 cannot improve the reception.
However, if you have a location in your house with better reception, you
can leave your cell phone in that location while you use the TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 cell line. In order for this to work,
the cell phone must be within 15 feet of the telephone base for
optimal performance.
• If you experience poor sound quality, it may be caused by the distance
between your cell phone and the telephone base. To improve the
performance, place your cell phone closer to the telephone base and make
sure that there are no physical obstacles such as the large furniture or thick
wall in between.
15 feet
Cellular
signal
DECT 6.0
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Bluetooth
Introducing Bluetooth
•
•
Charge your cell phone while it is connected to the telephone base. Your
cell phone's battery discharges faster while it is connected to the telephone
base via Bluetooth wireless technology.
Monitor your cell phone's usage, because minutes may be deducted from
your cellular plan for the duration of all cell calls, depending on the terms
of your plan.
Refer to the Bluetooth setup section (pages 18-29) to learn how to set up
your Bluetooth device. Refer to the Telephone operation section on how
to operate your Bluetooth devices with your new TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 AT&T telephone system with Bluetooth wireless
technology. Refer to the Troubleshooting section (pages 128-143) if you
experience difficulty when using the telephone system.
Connect to Cell™ application
If you are using Bluetooth-enabled cell phones with Android® OS 2.3 or above,
you can further extend the flexibility of your telephone system with use of the
free Connect to Cell application.
Connect to Cell comprises Caller ID manager and Alerts manager that help
integrate your cell phone with the AT&T telephone system.
Caller ID manager (Caller ID share) allows you:
•
•
To view your AT&T phone’s caller ID log on your Android cell phone;
To use your Android cell phone to call back or send messages to individuals
who have called your home line on the AT&T telephone;
• To store callers’ names and numbers to your Android phone’s directory for
future use.
Alerts manager (Mobile notification) allows you to extend your Android
phone’s alerts to your AT&T telephone system. Your AT&T telephone will notify
you whenever you receive certain text messages, e-mails or social media
updates on your Android phone, so you will always be kept up to date.
To use Caller ID manager and Alerts manager, you must first
download Connect to Cell to your Android cell phone using the
Google Play® Store app. Scan the QR code on the right to download
the application.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by
Advanced American Telephones and its parent, VTech Holdings Limited, is under license. VTech Holdings Limited is
a member of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
Connect to Cell™ is a trademark of Advanced American Telephones.
Android® and Google Play® are registered trademarks of Google Inc.
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Bluetooth
Glossary of terms
Below are some terms used in this user’s manual to help you become familiar
with using your Bluetooth devices and your new AT&T telephone system.
Active device slots - the Device list has two active slots for two cell phones,
or one cell phone and one headset. When a device in the list is active it will
have a D1: or D2: in front of the device name. In order to use a Bluetooth
device on a call, it must be in an active slot and be connected.
Bluetooth cell phone - refers to a mobile Bluetooth enabled cellular telephone.
CELL line - the telephone line associated with your cell phone service. On
your TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 handset or telephone
base, press CELL 1 or CELL 2 to use the cell line.
Connected - when you pair a Bluetooth device to the TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473, it is placed in an active slot and automatically
connected. When a device is connected, a 1 and/or 2 will display after
on the handset screen and the CELL 1 and/or CELL 2/HEADSET light
on the telephone base will be on. If a device loses its connection to the
telephone base, it must be reconnected before you can use the device with the
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473.
/ and/or 2/ displays after on
Disconnected - when a device is disconnected, 1
the handset screen and the CELL 1 and/or CELL 2/HEADSET light on the
telephone base is off.
Discoverable mode - before a Bluetooth enabled device can be paired, it must
be set to this mode. When pairing your cell phone, the telephone base is in
this mode. When pairing a headset, the headset must be set to this mode.
Depending on the manufacturer, this mode is sometimes referred to as Find Me
or Visibility.
HOME line - your conventional telephone land line. On your TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473, press HOME/FLASH on the handset
or HOME on the telephone base to use the home line.
Paired devices - Bluetooth enabled devices (cell phone or headset) that
have shared registration information with the telephone base. A total of four
Bluetooth enabled devices can be paired with the telephone base. However,
only two paired devices can be connected to the base at a time.
Pairing - sometimes refers to as bonding. The process of sharing registration
information between two Bluetooth enabled devices. Your Bluetooth enabled
cell phone or headset must first be paired to the telephone base in order to
use it with this cordless phone system.
PIN - by default, the PIN is 0000 for the telephone base and for most Bluetooth
devices. PIN information must be exchanged between Bluetooth devices before
they can be used. This is also known as a Passkey or Passcode.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
To use a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone or headset with your telephone, you
must first pair and connect your Bluetooth cellular phone or headset with the
telephone base. The TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 can
then be used to make or answer calls on the cell phone line.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a short range (up to 30 feet).
When you pair a Bluetooth cell phone or Bluetooth headset to the
telephone base, keep the device within 15 feet of the telephone base for
optimal performance.
Add a cell phone
Before you begin, make sure that you have cellular coverage and your
Bluetooth enabled cell phone is not connected to any other Bluetooth device.
Refer to your cell phone user's manual to learn how to search for or add new
Bluetooth devices.
To pair and connect a cell phone:
Using the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
Directory
Caller ID log
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then press
Intercom
SELECT.
Bluetooth
BACK
SELECT
3. Press SELECT to choose Add device.
4. Press SELECT to choose Add cellular. The screen
BLUETOOTH
Add device
displays Please wait... followed by 1. If cell is
Device list
connected to BT device, please disconnect it.
Download dir
• If there are already 4 paired devices on the device
BACK
SELECT
list, the 4th device on the device list will be
ADD DEVICE
automatically removed, regardless of whether the
Add cellular
new device pairing is successful or not.
Add headset
• If there are already 2 active devices on the device
BACK
SELECT
list with prefix D1: or D2:, the telephone base shows
Cell Phone B/Headset A is deactivated for adding a new device.
5. Press NEXT. The screen displays 2. Place cell phone next to base.
• All devices that are connected to the telephone base are disconnected
until the pairing process is completed.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
6. Press NEXT to turn on the telephone base discoverable
Set cell to
mode. The screen displays Set cell to search base:
search base:
AT&T DECT 6.0 PIN: 0000.
AT&T DECT 6.0
PIN:0000
7. Promptly turn on the Bluetooth feature of your cell
phone and search for or add new devices. Once your
cell phone finds your AT&T phone (AT&T DECT 6.0), press the appropriate
key on your cell phone to continue the pairing process.
• Your cell phone may require a passcode. In this case, the telephone
base displays Check cellular. ENTER PASS CODE. Enter the cell phone
passcode (typically 0000) into the handset and press SET.
• Enter the PIN of the telephone base (the default PIN
is 0000) into your cell phone to continue the pairing
Adding
process if required. The telephone base displays
Cell Phone A
Adding Cell Phone A.
When a device is successfully connected, the telephone
base displays Cell Phone A is added and connected
Cell Phone A
is added
to base and you hear a confirmation tone. The
and connected
corresponding status icon ( 1 or 2) displays on
to base.
the handset. The corresponding device light on the
telephone base (CELL 1 or CELL 2/HEADSET ) turns on.
If you have trouble pairing your cell phone, it may not be compatible with
your TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473. Check the Bluetooth
compatibility list at www.telephones.att.com/bluetooth.
NOTES:
• The pairing process may take up to one minute. If the pairing process fails, try again.
• Refer to the user’s manual of your cell phone on how to search for or add a new Bluetooth
device.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Add a headset
Before you begin, make sure that your Bluetooth enabled headset is not
connected to any other Bluetooth device. Refer to your headset user's manual
to learn how to search for or add new Bluetooth devices.
To pair and connect a headset:
Using the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then press
SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose Add device.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Add headset, then press
SELECT. The screen displays Please wait... followed by
If headset is connected to cell, please disconnect it.
• If there are already 4 paired devices on the device
list, the 4th device on the device list will be
automatically removed, regardless of whether the
new device pairing is successful or not.
• If there is another headset already active, the
screen will show Only the BT headset in slot 2 can
be ready for connection and then Headset X is
deactivated.
5. Press NEXT . The screen displays Pls set headset to
discoverable mode.
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Directory
Caller ID log
Intercom
Bluetooth
BACK
SELECT
BLUETOOTH
Add device
Device list
Download dir
BACK
SELECT
DEVICE LIST
Add cellular
Add headset
BACK
SELECT
Pls set headset
to discoverable
mode
BACK
NEXT
Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
6. Set your headset to discoverable mode (refer to the
user’s manual of your headset), then press NEXT. The
screen displays Searching for Bluetooth headsets...
• All devices that are connected to the telephone base
are temporarily disconnected.
7. When the screen displays the found devices, press
CID or DIR to highlight your headset if necessary, then
press SELECT.
• Enter the PIN of your headset if required. The PIN
for most Bluetooth devices is 0000 (refer to the
user’s manual of your headset). Press NEXT to
continue.
The screen displays Adding Headset A when the base is
connecting to your headset.
When a device is successfully connected, the telephone
base displays Headset A is added and connected to base
and the corresponding status icon ( 2) displays on the
handset. You hear a confirmation tone. The CELL 2/HEADSET
telephone base turns on.
Searching for
Bluetooth
headsets...
FOUND DEVICES
Headset A
Headset B
BACK
SELECT
Adding
Headset A
Headset A
is added
and connected
to base.
light on the
If you have trouble pairing your headset, it may not be compatible with
your TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473. Check the Bluetooth
compatibility list at www.telephones.att.com/bluetooth.
NOTES:
• The pairing process may take up to one minute. If the pairing process fails, try again.
• When a connected headset is charging, it may disconnect from the telephone base and the
corresponding light on the telephone base (CELL 2/HEADSET ) turns off. For some headset
models, you may need to turn on the headset and reconnect it to the telephone base again.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Auto connection
When an active device moves within Bluetooth range of the telephone base,
or is turned on within range, the telephone base tries to connect to the device.
When the device moves out of range, it is disconnected. Your device might
make a connect or disconnect sound.
A connected device could also be disconnected by:
•
•
•
Turning off the Bluetooth device.
Turning off the Bluetooth feature of the device.
Disconnecting through the telephone base Device list. If you disconnect
through the Device list, the telephone base will not attempt to reconnect
until your device is moved out of range and then moves back in
range again.
Bluetooth connection from idle mode
When you have active devices that are not connected, CONNECT appears on
the idle telephone base. Press CONNECT to start connecting an active device.
When there are two active devices, the handset will prompt you to choose one
before connection.
Device list and connection
Up to 4 devices can be paired to the telephone base. All paired devices are
shown on the device list. To use a paired device, it must be connected and in
an active slot (D1: or D2:) on the device list. Both active devices can be on a
call at a time.
Once you have paired a device with the telephone base, you do not need
to repeat the pairing procedure again unless you delete the device from the
device list.
NOTE: When connecting a Bluetooth device to the device list, all connected devices will be
temporarily disconnected until the procedure is complete. It may take up to 2 minutes to
reconnect.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Review the active device list
1. Press MENU on the telephone base when it is not in use.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then press SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Device list, then press SELECT.
Connect/disconnect an active device
While in the active devices menu, you may connect or disconnect your active
device.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press MENU on the telephone base when it is not in use.
Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then press SELECT.
Press CID or DIR to highlight Device list, then press SELECT.
Press CID or DIR to highlight a device, then press OPTION.
Press CID or DIR to highlight Connect/Disconnect (whichever is
applicable), then press SELECT to confirm. The telephone base displays
Device connected/Device disconnected. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: When your active device is connected, you are prompted to select Disconnect. When
your active device is disconnected, you are prompted to select Connect.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Remove a device
When you already have the maximum of 4 paired devices on the device list
and you want to add another device, you must first delete a device from the
device list.
To remove a device:
1. Press MENU on the handset in idle mode to enter the
main menu.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then
press SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Device list, then
press SELECT.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight the desired device, then
press MUTE/DELETE.
-OR• Press CID or DIR to highlight the desired device,
then press OPTION.
• Press CID or DIR to highlight Remove, then
press SELECT.
5. The handset displays Remove Cell Phone A? Press YES
to confirm. The handset displays Device removed from
device list and you hear a confirmation tone.
BLUETOOTH
Add device
Device list
Download dir
BACK
SELECT
DEVICE LIST
D1:Cell Phone A
D2:Headset A
Cell Phone B
BACK
OPTION
Cell Phone A
Disconnect
Remove
BACK
SELECT
Remove
Cell Phone A
?
NO
YES
Device removed
from
device list
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Replace an active device
If you already have two active devices on the device list and you want to
activate a different device, you must deactivate one of the two active devices.
To replace an active device:
1. Press MENU on the handset when it is not in use.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then
press SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Device list, then
press SELECT.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight the device you want to
activate without a prefix D1: or D2:, then press OPTION.
5. Press CID or DIR to highlight Connect, then press
SELECT. The handset displays Only BT devices in slot
1 or 2 can be ready for connection and then a list of
devices for deactivation.
6. Press CID or DIR to highlight the device to be
deactivated, then press NEXT. The handset displays
Cell Phone A is deactivated and you hear a
confirmation tone. The screen then displays
Connecting Cell Phone B to the base...
7. Depending on your cell phone settings, you may
need to press a key on your cell phone to confirm
the connection. When the new device is successfully
activated and connected, the handset displays
Device connected. You hear a confirmation tone.
BLUETOOTH
Add device
Device list
Download dir
BACK
SELECT
DEVICE LIST
D1:Cell Phone A
D2:Headset A
Cell Phone B
BACK
OPTION
DEACTIVATE
D1:Cell Phone A
D2:Headset A
BACK
NEXT
Connecting
Cell Phone B
to the base...
DEVICE LIST
D1:Cell Phone B
D2:Headset A
Cell Phone A
BACK
OPTION
NOTE: When connecting a Bluetooth device to the device list, all connected devices will be
temporarily disconnected until the procedure is complete. It may take up to 2 minutes to
reconnect.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Download directory
You can download up to 4 cell phone directories (phonebooks) to your
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 telephone system via
Bluetooth wireless technology. Each downloaded directory can store up to
1,500 entries.
Before downloading a directory, make sure the cell phone is paired, active, and
connected to your TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473.
Place your cell phone next to the telephone base when you download a cell
phone directory to your TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473.
To download a cell phone directory:
Using the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
Directory
Caller ID log
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then press
Intercom
SELECT.
Bluetooth
SELECT
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Download dir, then press BACK
SELECT.
BLUETOOTH
Add device
• If there is no cell phone paired to the system, the
Device list
handset displays Device list is empty. Press OK to
Download dir
return to the Bluetooth menu.
BACK
SELECT
• If there are two active devices on the device list,
DOWNLOAD DIR
press CID or DIR to highlight the desired device,
D1:Cell Phone A
then press SELECT .
D2:Cell Phone B
• If the selected device is active but disconnected, the
BACK
SELECT
handset displays Cellular phone not connected.
Press CONNECT.
DOWNLOAD FROM
Phone memory
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following
SIM card only
options:
Phone and SIM
BACK
SELECT
• Phone memory - download all contacts stored in
your phone memory.
l Phone A
• SIM card only - download all contacts stored in your Cel
Downloading
SIM card.
entry #0001...
• Phone and SIM - download all contacts stored in
STOP
both your phone memory and SIM card.
Press SELECT to continue. During the download, the handset displays the
progress. All other idle system handsets display Downloading...
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
•
Your cell phone may require you to press a key to confirm the directory
download.
• Your cell phone may require a passcode. In this case the screen displays
Check cellular. ENTER PASS CODE. Enter the cell phone passcode into
the telephone base and press SET to save.
• If the selected device’s directory has already been downloaded to
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 before, the handset
displays the date of the last download from your cell phone. The
directory stored on the TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/
TL96473 for that cell phone will be erased and replaced with the
current cell phone directory. If you have edited the downloaded entries,
those changes will be lost. Press NEXT to start the download, the
screen displays Erasing directory...
• If you already have 4 downloaded directories, the handset displays
Memory is full. Replace existing directory? Press YES if you want to
replace an existing directory. Highlight the cell phone directory to be
replaced and press SELECT. The screen displays
Replace Cell Phone A directory? Press YES to confirm.
5. When the downloading process is complete, the handset
Download ended
displays Download ended XXXX entries saved. You
XXXX
hear a confirmation tone. Press OK to return to the
entries saved
Bluetooth menu.
BACK
OK
NOTES:
• With certain cell phones, downloading from the SIM card is not supported. If this is the case, try
transferring the contacts from your SIM card to your cell phone memory first, then download
from your cell phone memory. For more information on how to transfer contacts from your SIM
card to your cell phone memory, see the user’s manual of your cell phone.
• If Phone memory is chosen but with no entries saved, the handset displays No entries found.
Download from SIM only? Press YES to confirm. If SIM card only is chosen but with no entries
saved, the handset displays No entries found. Download from Phone only? Press YES to
confirm. If Phone and SIM are chosen but with no entries saved in either or both directories,
the handset display No entries found. Download from Phone only? Press YES to confirm.
• When downloading the directory from your Bluetooth enabled cell phone, some data may not
transfer. For example, if you have home, mobile and work numbers for a particular contact, the
three categories may not transfer to your TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473.
• On certain cell phones, you may need to press a key to confirm the directory download.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
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Interruption to directory download
If you are downloading a directory from a cell phone and the phone receives
a call, the download process stops. The telephone base displays Download
failed and all the handsets display Download fail. When you try to view the
downloaded directory, the telephone base and handset displays Last Download
failed: MM/DD/YY. You need to download the directory again (see pages 2627).
When you are downloading a directory from a cell phone and you wish to
stop the download process, you may press STOP. The telephone base displays
Download directory cancelled. The telephone base displays Download failed
when it returns to idle mode.
NOTE: During the download process, do not attempt to make changes to your cell
phone directory.
View the directory download information
1. Press MENU on the telephone base in idle mode to
enter the main menu.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press
SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to choose the desired downloaded
directory, then press OPTION.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Last update, then press
SELECT.
• The telephone base displays Cell phone A Last
update: MM/DD/YY Total #XXXX.
-OR• The telephone base displays Cell phone A Last
Download failed: MM/DD/YY if there was an
interruption during that directory download.
5. Press OK to exit.
Play messages
Answering sys
Directory
Caller ID log
BACK
SELECT
CELL PHONE A
Cell area code
Last update
Remove DIR
BACK
SELECT
CELL PHONE A
Last update:
12/12/09
Total #0159
BACK
OK
NOTE: If a handset tries to access the directory while a Bluetooth directory download is in
progress, the screen shows Not available at this time.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth setup
Change PIN
You are required to enter a PIN when establishing a Bluetooth connection. The
default Pin of your telephone base is 0000.
To change the PIN:
1. Press MENU on the telephone base in idle mode.
BLUETOOTH
Device list
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then
Download dir
press SELECT.
Change PIN
BACK
SELECT
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Change PIN, then press
SELECT. The telephone base displays ENTER NEW PIN
ENTER NEW PIN
and the existing PIN.
0000
4. Use the dialing keys to enter a new 4-digit code.
BACK
SET
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right or left.
5. Press SET to save. You hear a confirmation tone.
Cell ringer
If this feature is on and you have connected an iPhone (iOS 4.1 or later) to your
telephone system, the telephone plays your iPhone ringtone when there is an
incoming call.
1. Press MENU on the telephone base in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Bluetooth, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Cell ringer, then press
SELECT .
4. If there is more than one paired device on the device list,
press CID or DIR to highlight the desired device, then
press SELECT. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
5. Press CID or DIR to choose On or Off, then press SET .
BLUETOOTH
Download dir
Change PIN
Cell ringer
BACK
SELECT
CELL RINGER
On
Off
Cell ringer
BACK
NOTE: The quality of ringtone played on your telephone is subject to individual ringtone
characteristics.
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SET
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Use the menu to change the cordless handset or telephone base settings.
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone base when it is not in use to
enter the main menu.
2. Press CID or DIR on the handset or telephone base to scroll to the
feature to be changed. When scrolling through the menu, the selected
menu item is highlighted.
3. Press SELECT to select the highlighted item.
NOTE: Press OFF/CANCEL on the handset, or press CANCEL on the telephone base to cancel an
operation, back up to the previous menu or exit the menu display. Press and hold OFF/CANCEL
on the handset, or press CANCEL on the telephone base to return to idle mode.
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Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Ringer volume
You can select the ringer volume for incoming calls on all lines.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ringers, then press
SELECT .
3. Press SELECT to choose Ringer volume.
4. Press CID or DIR to sample each ringer volume for all
lines.
5. Press SET to save. You hear a confirmation tone and the
screen returns to the previous menu.
-OR1. Press /VOLUME/ on the telephone base to set the
ringer volume while the telephone base is in idle mode
to set the ringer volume of the telephone base.
2. Press SET to save. You hear a confirmation tone and the
screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTES:
• Changing the handset ringer volume does not affect base ringer volume.
• When the ringer volume is set to off, a steady ringer off icon
appears.
• The ringer volume level also determines the ringer levels of
intercom calls.
• If the ringer is set to off, the caller ID will not be announced and the
screen displays Caller ID won’t be announced briefly.
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RINGERS
Ringer volume
Ringer tone
BACK
SELECT
RINGER VOLUME
BACK
SET
RINGERS
Ringer volume
Ringer tone
BACK
SELECT
RINGER VOLUME
Active devices
BACK
SET
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Ringer tone
You can select the ringer tones for incoming home and cell calls.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ringers, then
press SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ringer tone, then
press SELECT .
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight All lines, Home, Cell 1
or Cell 2, then press SELECT .
5. Press CID or DIR to sample each ringer tone. A sample
of each ringer tone plays as you scroll through the
choices.
6. Press SELECT to save. You hear a confirmation tone and
the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTE: When you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear ringer
tone samples.
RINGER TONE
All lines
Home
Cell 1
BACK
SELECT
RINGER TONE
2
3
4
BACK
SELECT
RINGER TONE
All lines
Home
Cell 1
BACK
SELECT
RINGER TONE
1
2
3
BACK
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SELECT
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
LCD language
You can select English, French, or Spanish to be used for all screen displays.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Settings, then
press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose LCD language.
4. Press CID or DIR to choose from English, Français or
Español, then press SELECT. The screen prompts Set
English/Français/Español as LCD language?
5. Press YES to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone and
the screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTE: If you accidentally change the LCD language to French or
Spanish, you can reset it back to English without going through the
French or Spanish menus. Press MENU in idle mode, then enter 364#.
There is a confirmation tone.
SETTINGS
LCD language
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
BACK
SELECT
LCD LANGUAGE
English
Fran c,ais
Espa n ol
BACK
SELECT
SETTINGS
LCD Language
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
BACK
SELECT
LCD LANGUAGE
English
Fran c,ais
Espa n ol
BACK
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SELECT
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Set date and time
The answering system announces the day and time of each message prior to
playing it. If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are
set automatically with each incoming call. If you do not want to set the date
and time automatically with caller ID information, turn this feature off (see Use
caller ID to automatically set date and time on page 39). However, the year
must be correct so that the day of the week can be calculated from the caller
ID information. Before using the answering system, set the date and time as
follows.
After handset registration or a power failure, the handset or telephone base
will prompt you to set the date and time.
Follow the steps below to set the month, day, year and time.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Set date/time, then
press SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to choose the month, then press
NEXT, or enter the 2-digit number using the dialing keys.
4. Press CID or DIR to choose the day, then press NEXT,
or enter the 2-digit number using the dialing keys.
5. Press CID or DIR to choose the year, or enter the 2digit number using the dialing keys, then press NEXT to
move on to set the time.
6. Press CID or DIR to choose the hour, then press SAVE,
or enter the 2-digit number using the dialing keys.
7. Press CID or DIR to choose the minute, then press
SAVE, or enter the 2-digit number using the dialing keys.
8. Press CID or DIR to highlight AM or PM, or press 2 for
AM or 7 for PM, then press SAVE to confirm. You hear a
confirmation tone and the screen returns to the previous
menu.
SET DATE
09/30/10
MM/DD/YY
BACK
NEXT
SET TIME
05:41PM
BACK
SAVE
SET DATE
Active devices
01/01/11
MM/DD/YY
BACK
NEXT
SET TIME
Active devices
06:08 PM
BACK
SAVE
NOTE: If the date and time are not set when a message is recorded, the system announces,
“Time and day not set,” before each message plays.
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Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
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 spoken. If the caller’s phone number is also private
or unknown, no information will be spoken. By default, the caller ID announce
feature is programmed On.
To turn on/off the caller ID announce on your handset or base:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Caller ID annc, then
press SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to choose On or Off, then press
SELECT. You hear a confirmation tone and the screen shows
CID Annc ON/OFF on all HS & BS briefly before returning
to the previous menu.
Intercom
Ringers
Set date/time
Caller ID annc
BACK
SELECT
CALLER ID ANNC
Off
On
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
BACK
SELECT
NOTES:
To use the caller ID announce feature, you must subscribe to caller ID
Bluetooth
service from your telephone service provider.
Ringers
Set date/time
When there are up to five handsets registered, the telephone system
Caller ID annc
supports caller ID announce for all handsets. If six or more handsets
are registered, the system supports caller ID announce for the first four
BACK
SELECT
registered handsets only.
CALLER ID ANNC
This feature does not announce information for call waiting calls.
Off
When this feature is on, the telephone plays both the caller ID
On
information and the ringer at the same time when there is an incoming
call.
BACK
SELECT
It takes at least two 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.
When this feature is on, the telephone plays both the caller ID information and the ringer at the
same time when there is an incoming call.
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Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Set speed dial voicemail number
This feature lets you save your voicemail number for quick access when you
press and hold the
1 key.
To set your voicemail number:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Settings, then press
SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Voicemail #, then press
SELECT.
4. Use the dialing keys to enter the voicemail access
number provided by your telephone service provider (up
to 30 digits) when prompted.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left
or right.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to enter a dialing
pause (a p appears).
5. Press SAVE to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone
and the screen shows Voicemail # saved briefly before
returning to the previous menu.
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SETTINGS
LCD language
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
BACK
SELECT
VOICEMAIL #
BACKSP
SAVE
SETTINGS
LCD language
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
BACK
SELECT
VOICEMAIL #
Active devices
BACKSP
SAVE
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Voicemail (visual message waiting) indicator
If you subscribe to a voicemail service offered by your telephone service
provider, New voicemail and the
icon appear on the handset and telephone
base screen when you have new voicemail messages. Contact your service
provider for more information and assistance about using your voicemail
service.
Clear voicemail indicator
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 indicator.
To manually turn off the new voicemail indicator:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Settings, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Clr voicemail, then press
SELECT . The screen shows Reset Voicemail Indicator?
4. Press YES to turn the voicemail indicator off. You hear
a confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
NOTES:
• Your telephone service provider voicemail might 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.
SETTINGS
LCD language
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
BACK
SELECT
Reset Voicemail
Indicator?
NO
SETTINGS
LCD language
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
BACK
SELECT
#
Reset Voicemail
Indicator?
NO
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YES
YES
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Key tone
The handset and telephone base are 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.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Settings, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Key tone, then press
SELECT .
4. Press CID or DIR to select the desired volume or Off.
5. Press SET to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone and
the screen returns to the previous menu.
SETTINGS
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
Key tone
BACK
SELECT
KEY TONE
BACK
SET
SETTINGS
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
Key tone
BACK
SELECT
KEY TONE
Active devices
OFF
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SET
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Use caller ID to automatically set date and time
If you subscribe to caller ID service, the date and time will be set automatically
by the caller ID information. You can turn off this feature if you want to set the
date and time manually.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Settings, then
press SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to select CID time sync, then
press SELECT.
4. Press CID or DIR to select On or Off, then press
SELECT to save. You hear a confirmation tone and the
screen returns to the previous menu.
SETTINGS
Clr voicemail
Key tone
CID time sync
BACK
SELECT
CID TIME SYNC
On
Off
BACK
SELECT
SETTINGS
Clr voicemail
Key tone
CID time sync
BACK
SELECT
CID TIME SYNC
On
Off
BACK
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SELECT
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Home area code
If you dial seven 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 seven
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 seven digits.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
HOME AREA CODE
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press
----SELECT .
BACKSP
SAVE
3. Press OPTION to choose Home.
HOME AREA CODE
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Home area code, then
Active devices
press SELECT . The screen briefly shows Only for 7 digits
--dialing from Caller ID log.
BACKSP
SAVE
5. Use the dialing keys to enter a three-digit home area
code.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
6. Press SAVE to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone and the screen shows
Area code will not show in Caller ID log 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 + telephone number), you will need to delete your home area code.
With the home area code displayed, press and hold MUTE/DELETE, and then press SAVE. The
home area code is now restored to its default setting of _ _ _ (empty).
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Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
Cell area code
Most cell phone entries are stored in a 10-digit format. If all of your cell phone
entries are stored this way, you do not need to program your cell area code.
If your cell phone stores entries in a 7-digit format, we recommend that you
program your cell area code so that your 7-digit directory entries can be dialed
correctly using your home line.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
CELL AREA CODE
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press
--SELECT .
BACK
SAVE
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight a desired downloaded
CELL AREA CODE
directory, then press OPTION .
Active devices
4. Press SELECT to choose Cell area code. The screen
--briefly shows Only for 7 digits dialing from Caller ID log.
BACKSP
SAVE
5. Use the dialing keys to enter the desired cell area code.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
6. Press SAVE to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone and the screen shows
Area code will not show in Caller ID log briefly before returning to the
previous menu.
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Telephone settings
Handset and 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.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Settings, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Dial mode, then press
SELECT .
4. Press CID or DIR to choose Touch-tone or Pulse,
then press SELECT. The screen shows DIAL MODE
is touch-tone or DIAL MODE is pulse. You hear a
confirmation tone and the screen returns to the
previous menu.
SETTINGS
Key tone
CID time sync
Dial mode
BACK
SELECT
DIAL MODE
Touch-tone
Pulse
BACK
SELECT
SETTINGS
Key tone
CID time sync
Dial mode
BACK
SELECT
DIAL MODE
Touch-tone
Pulse
BACK
SELECT
Web address
You can use this feature to view the AT&T website address.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode to enter the main menu.
2. Use CID or DIR to scroll to Web address, then
press SELECT. The screen shows the AT&T website
address.
3. Press OK to exit.
www.telephones
.att.com
OK
www.telephones
.att.com
BACK
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OK
Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
QUIET mode
When QUIET mode is turned on, the telephone silences all sounds during the
set period of time (1-12 hours). However, the handset locator paging tone and
any sound-generating operations initiated by users, such as making calls using
the speakerphone or setting ringer volume, will sound as normal. After you turn
on QUIET mode, this feature activates immediately and the answering system
turns on automatically.
When QUIET mode is on, the answering system takes calls
and records messages without broadcasting them.
To turn QUIET mode on:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press and hold QUIET # in idle mode. The screen shows
SET QUIET MODE DURATION (1 to 12 hours)_ _.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the desired number of hours
(1-12) you would like to turn on QUIET mode, then
press SELECT. The screen briefly shows Answering sys is
ON during quiet mode and then Quiet mode on in idle
screen.
To turn QUIET mode off:
SET QUIET MODE
DURATION
(1 to 12 hours)
BACK
-SELECT
Answering sys
is ON during
quiet mode
OK
Quiet mode
is off
OK
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
While QUIET mode is on, press and hold QUIET #. The
screen then shows Quiet mode is off and you hear a
confirmation tone.
NOTES:
• If you change the base ringer, handset ringer, ringer volume, key tone,
or caller ID announce features when QUIET mode is on, the sample
plays but the feature is still muted after saving the setting.
• After QUIET mode is turned off or the set period of time has expired, all
muted features will be activated again.
• The PTT function is not available when QUIET mode is on.
SET QUIET MODE
DURATION
(1 to 12 hours)
BACK
-SELECT
Answering sys
is ON during
quiet mode
Quiet mode
is off
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Telephone settings
Handset and telephone base settings
No line alert
If there is no telephone line connected to the telephone base, the screens
show No home line. If you do not want to display this message on the screens
(for example, if you use the cell phone only), you can turn the no line alert off
using the code described below.
To turn off the no line alert:
Press MENU on the handset or telephone base in idle mode, then enter *662#.
You hear a confirmation tone.
To turn the no line alert back on:
Press MENU on the handset or telephone base in idle mode, then enter *661#.
You hear a confirmation tone.
Cell alert
If you have downloaded the Connect to Cell application and use the
Alerts manager (page 16), there are message notification sent to your phone.
Your phone beeps once when your Android cell phone receives text messages,
e-mails or social media updates. You can turn the alert tone on or off using the
code described below.
To turn the alert tone off:
Press MENU on the handset or telephone base, then enter *252#. You hear a
confirmation tone.
To turn the alert tone back on:
Press MENU on the handset or telephone base, then enter *251#. You hear a
confirmation tone.
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
Make, answer or end a home call
Using a cordless handset:
To make a home call:
Press HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER, then enter the telephone number.
To predial a home call:
Enter the telephone number, then press
To answer a home call:
Press HOME/FLASH, /SPEAKER,
(0-9 or TONE ).
HOME/FLASH or
CELL 1,
/SPEAKER.
CELL 2 or any dialing key
To end a home call:
Press
OFF/CANCEL, or put the handset in the telephone base or charger.
Using the telephone base:
To make a home call:
Press HOME, then enter the telephone number.
To predial a home call:
Enter the telephone number, then press
To answer a home call:
Press HOME, CELL 1,
HOME.
CELL 2 or any dialing key (0-9 or TONE ).
To end a home call:
Press HOME.
NOTES:
• The screen shows the elapsed time as you talk (in hours, minutes and seconds).
• When predialing (preview numbers before dialing), press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or
X/DELETE on the telephone base to backspace and delete; press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to
insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
• You cannot answer a home call using your connected cell phone.
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
Using a Bluetooth headset:
You can use a Bluetooth headset for home calls. However, you need to keep
the device within 15 feet of the telephone base for optimal performance.
Please see the user’s manual of your Bluetooth headset for more information.
To answer or end a home call using a Bluetooth headset:
Press the call key on your headset.
If you make or answer a home call on a handset, you can transfer the call
to your headset. The handset remains active, but the handset earpiece and
microphone are muted. If you hang up the handset, the call ends.
To transfer a call from a handset to a Bluetooth headset:
• Press OPTION during a home line call.
• Press CID or DIR to highlight Use BT headset, then press SELECT
twice. The screen displays Transferring audio to Headset A, the message
disappears if the call is successfully transferred to the Bluetooth headset.
NOTES:
• If you answer a call from the headset, that call cannot be transferred to a handset or the
telephone base.
• You will not see Use BT headset when the Bluetooth headset is already in use, or there are no
active Bluetooth headsets in the device list.
• While using the cell line, you cannot choose Use BT headset.
To transfer a call from the Bluetooth headset back to the handset:
Press OPTION, then press CID or DIR to highlight Use handset and
press SELECT.
To end a call that started at the handset:
Press
OFF/CANCEL or put the handset in the telephone base or charger.
NOTES:
• If you answer a call using a headset, and you lose the Bluetooth connection or the battery is
depleted, the call is lost.
• If you are using a headset for a call which is transferred from a TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/
TL96423/TL96473 handset, and you lose the Bluetooth connection or the battery of the
headset is depleted, the call is transferred back to the originating handset or telephone base.
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Telephone operation
Telephone operation
Call waiting on the home line
If you subscribe to call waiting service from your telephone service provider,
you hear a tone if someone calls while you are already on a call.
•
•
Press HOME/FLASH on the handset, or press FLASH on the telephone
base to put your current call on hold and take the new call.
Press the same key at any time to switch back and forth between calls.
Make, answer or end a cell call
The TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 can be used to make
or answer calls on the cell line. You can connect a maximum of 2 Bluetooth
enabled cell phones to the telephone base. Both cell phones can be used on
cell calls at the same time.
Using a cordless handset:
To make a cell call:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2. Enter the telephone number, then press DIAL .
-OREnter the telephone number, then press CELL 1 or CELL 2.
To answer a cell call:
Press HOME/FLASH, /SPEAKER,
(0-9 or TONE ).
CELL 1,
CELL 2 or any dialing key
To end a cell call:
Press
OFF/CANCEL, or put the handset in the telephone base or charger.
Using the telephone base:
To make a cell call:
1. Press CELL 1 or CELL 2, then enter the telephone number.
2. Press DIAL .
To predial a cell call:
Enter the telephone number, then press
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CELL 1 or
CELL 2.
Telephone operation
Telephone operation
To answer a cell call:
Press HOME, CELL 1,
To end a cell call:
Press CELL 1 or
CELL 2 or any dialing key (0-9 or TONE ).
CELL 2.
NOTES:
• You can also use your cell phone to answer the call. If you answer with your cell phone, it
disconnects from the telephone base.
• If you do not want to answer the call, press REJECT.
• When you try to make a cell call but your cell phone is not connected to the base, the
telephone base displays Cellular phone not connected. Please connect to proceed. Refer to
Bluetooth connection from idle mode on page 22 and Connect/disconnect an active device
on page 23.
Call waiting on the cell line
If you subscribe to call waiting service from your cell phone service provider,
you hear a beep if someone calls while you are already on a call.
Using a cordless handset:
• Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 to put your current call on hold and take the
new call.
• Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 at any time to switch back and forth
between calls.
-OR• Press SWAP to switch. To switch back, press CELL 1 or CELL 2.
Using the telephone base:
• Press SWAP on the telephone base. The original call is put on hold and
you take the new call.
• To switch back, press OPTION on the telephone base. Press CID or
DIR to highlight Swap Cell 1 or Swap Cell 2. Press SELECT to resume
the original call. The other incoming cell call is put on hold.
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Answer an incoming cell call while on a home call
If you are on a home call and you receive an incoming cell call, you hear a
beep and
1 or
2 displays on the handset or telephone base you are
using. The telephone base and all other handsets ring.
To answer the incoming cell call:
Using the telephone or a cordless handset:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2. The home call is automatically placed on hold.
All other handsets and the telephone base display Home call on hold and
Cell 1/2 line in use, alternately.
To end the cell call:
Using a cordless handset:
Press
OFF/CANCEL. The home line is still on hold. All devices display
Home call on hold.
Using the telephone base:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2. The home line is still on hold. All devices display
Home call on hold.
To resume the home call on hold:
Using a cordless handset:
Press HOME/FLASH.
Using the telephone base:
Press HOME.
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Telephone operation
Cell phone voicemail
If you have voicemail service active on your cell phone, and you do not answer
the incoming cell call, the call is answered by your cell phone’s voicemail.
Contact your cell phone service provider for more information about voicemail
service.
Answer an incoming home call while on a cell call
If you are on a cell call and you receive an incoming home call, you hear a
beep and
displays on the handset or telephone base you are using. The
telephone base and all other handsets ring.
To answer the incoming home call:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
Press HOME/FLASH on a cordless handset or press HOME on the
telephone base to answer the incoming home call. The cell call is
automatically placed on hold and all devices display Cell 1/2 call on hold
and Home line in use, alternately.
To end the home call:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
Press
OFF/CANCEL or press HOME on the telephone base. The cell line is
still on hold. All devices display Cell 1/2 call on hold.
To resume the cell call on hold:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2.
NOTE: If you have turned on your answering system and you do not answer the incoming
home call, the call is answered by your answering system.
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Telephone operation
Conference home and cell calls
When you have calls established on the home and cell lines, you can create a
3-way conference.
To conference both home and cell calls:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press OPTION.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Conference.
3. Press SELECT .
To select an option while on a conference call:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press OPTION.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following options:
• End Home line
• End Cell 1/2 line
• Equalizer
• Caller ID log
• Directory
3. Press SELECT .
To end a conference call:
Using a cordless handset:
• Press
OFF/CANCEL or put the handset back in the telephone base
or charger. The call continues until all people hang up.
Using the telephone base:
Press HOME, CELL 1 or
hang up.
CELL 2. The call continues until all people
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Telephone operation
Using the home and cell lines together:
• You can be on two different calls at the same time using the cell line and
home line and two handsets.
• You can be on a call using the cell line and a Bluetooth headset via the
home line at the same time.
• If you are on a call using the cell line, you cannot join the call using your
paired cell phone. However, you can join the call using another TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 device. Your cell phone is being
used for the phone call so only features that are normally available during a
call can be used.
Handset speakerphone
During a call, press /SPEAKER to switch between the speakerphone and
normal handset use.
Press
OFF/CANCEL, or return the handset to the telephone base or charger
to hang up.
Last number redial
Each handset stores the last 10 dialed numbers (up to 30 digits each) in the
redial list. The redial entries of each handset are independent.
To view the 10 most recently dialed numbers:
Using a cordless handset:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to
browse until the desired number displays. The handset
beeps twice at the end of the list.
Press OFF/CANCEL to exit.
Using the telephone base:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse
until the desired number displays. The telephone base
beeps twice at the end of the list.
Press CANCEL to exit.
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REDIAL
888-883-2445
SAVE
Telephone operation
Telephone operation
To dial a redial entry:
Using a cordless handset:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desired
number displays. The handset beeps twice at the end of the list.
3. Press HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER to dial using the home line, or press
CELL 1 or CELL 2 to dial using the cell line.
-OR1. Press HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER to dial using the home line, or press
CELL 1 or CELL 2 to dial using the cell line, then press REDIAL/PAUSE
to enter the redial list.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desired
number displays. The handset beeps twice at the end of the list.
• If you are using the cell line, press INSERT to select the desired number.
3. Press DIAL to dial the number displayed.
Using the telephone base:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desired
number displays. The telephone base beeps twice at the end of the list.
3. Press HOME to dial using the home line, or press CELL 1 or CELL 2
to dial using the cell line.
-OR1. Press HOME to dial using the home line, or press CELL 1 or CELL 2
to dial using the cell line, then press REDIAL/PAUSE to enter the redial list.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desire
number displays. The handset beeps twice at the end of the list.
• If you are using the cell line, press INSERT to select the desired number.
3. Press DIAL to dial the number displayed.
You can enter the area code in idle mode first, then use the instructions above
to scroll to the desired entry, and press INSERT. The area code will be added in
front of the selected redial number.
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Telephone operation
To save a redial entry to the directory:
Using a cordless handset:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desired
number displays.
3. Press SAVE.
4. The handset displays EDIT NUMBER. Use the dialing keys to edit the
number, if necessary.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right or left.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
5. Press NEXT.
6. Press CID or DIR to select one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
7. Press NEXT. The screen displays ENTER NAME. Use the dialing keys
(page 81) to enter a name.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right or left.
8. Press SAVE and then Saved displays. You hear a confirmation tone.
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Telephone operation
Using the telephone base:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desired
number displays.
3. Press SAVE.
4. The handset displays EDIT NUMBER. Use the dialing keys to edit the
number, if necessary.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right or left.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
5. Press NEXT.
6. Press CID or DIR to select one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
7. Press NEXT. The screen displays ENTER NAME. Use the dialing keys
(page 81) to enter a name.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right or left.
8. Press SAVE and then Saved displays. You hear a confirmation tone.
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Telephone operation
To delete a redial entry:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE in idle mode.
2. Press CID, DIR or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to browse until the desired
number displays.
3. Press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or X/DELETE on the telephone base to
delete the displayed number. You hear a confirmation tone.
Silencing the ringer
When the telephone is ringing, you can temporarily silence the ringer of the
handset or telephone base without disconnecting the call. The next call rings
normally at the preset volume.
To silence the handset ringer:
Using a cordless handset:
Press MUTE/SILENCE,
OFF/CANCEL, MUTE/DELETE or QUIET #. The handset
screen shows Ringer muted.
To silence the base ringer:
Using the telephone base:
Press MUTE/SILENCE, MUTE or QUIET #. The telephone base screen shows
Ringer muted.
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Telephone operation
Handset locator
This feature helps you find a misplaced handset.
To start paging:
Press /HANDSET LOCATOR on the telephone base when it is not in use. All
idle handsets ring and display ** Paging **.
To stop the paging tone on a cordless handset:
Press MUTE or MUTE/DELETE.
To end paging:
Press /HANDSET LOCATOR, CANCEL or STOP on the telephone base.
-ORPress HOME/FLASH, OFF/CANCEL, /SPEAKER, or any dialing key
(0-9, TONE or QUIET #) on the handset.
NOTES:
• If the handset ringer volume is set to off, the handset still rings when paged.
• If there is no response after 60 seconds, the paging ends.
Join a call in progress
Another handset can join you on an outside call. The call continues until all
people hang up. You can share an outside call with up to 4 system handsets.
To join a home call:
Using a cordless handset:
Press HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER on another handset to join the call.
Using the telephone base:
Press HOME to join the call.
To join a cell call:
Using a cordless handset:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 on another handset to join the call.
Using the telephone base:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 to join the call.
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Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Volume control
While on a call or message playback, you can adjust the listening volume on
the handset or telephone base.
If it is a cell call and the volume is too loud, too quiet or drops out, try
changing the volume on your cell phone. On some cell phones, changing
the volume on the cell phone affects your cell call volume on the TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 handsets and telephone base.
To adjust the listening volume of a handset:
Press VOLUME on the handset while on a call.
To adjust the listening volume of the telephone base:
Press VOLUME on the telephone base while on a call.
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 screen
shows Muted for a few seconds and the MUTE icon appears until the mute
function is turned off.
To take a call off mute:
Press MUTE/DELETE and resume speaking. When mute is off, Microphone ON
appears temporarily on the handset.
Mute is automatically canceled when you end the call.
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Options while on calls
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 and the MUTE icon appears until the mute function is
turned off.
To take a call off mute:
Press MUTE and resume speaking. When mute is off, Microphone ON appears
temporarily on the telephone base.
Mute is automatically canceled when you end the 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.
During a call:
1. Press TONE on the handset or telephone base.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the relevant number. The telephone sends
touch-tone signals.
3. The telephone automatically returns to pulse dialing after you end the call.
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Options while on calls
Hold
You can place any call on hold. You hear an alert tone at the telephone base
if you have not taken the call off hold after 14 minutes. You hear another alert
tone at the telephone base 30 seconds later. At 15 minutes on hold, the call on
hold automatically disconnects.
To place a home call on hold:
Press HOLD on the handset or telephone base. Home call on hold appears on
the handsets and telephone base. HOME/FLASH flashes on the handsets and
HOME flashes on the telephone base.
To resume a home call on hold:
Press HOME/FLASH on the handset or
HOME on the telephone base.
To place a cell call on hold:
Press HOLD on the handset or telephone base. Cell 1/2 call on hold appears
on the handsets and telephone base. CELL 1 or CELL 2 flashes on the
handsets and telephone base.
To resume a cell call on hold:
Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 on the handset or telephone base.
Equalizer
The equalizer feature enables you to change the audio quality to best suit
your hearing.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. While on a home call or cell call, press OPTION.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Equalizer, then press SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to select Treble 1, Treble 2, Bass or Natural (the
default setting), then press SELECT . There is a confirmation tone and the
screen returns to the previous menu.
NOTES:
• If you switch the call between the handset and speakerphone by pressing /SPEAKER, the
audio setting remains unchanged.
• The current equalizer setting remains unchanged until a new setting is selected.
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Options while on calls
Chain dialing
Use this feature to initiate a dialing sequence from numbers stored in the
directory, caller ID log or redial list while you are on a call.
Chain dialing can be useful if you wish to access other numbers (such as bank
account numbers or access codes) from the directory, caller ID log or redial list.
Using a cordless handset:
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
access a number in the directory while on a call:
Press OPTION .
Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press SELECT .
Press CID or DIR to highlight the desired directory, then press REVIEW .
Press CID or DIR to highlight to the desired entry or perform an
alphabetical search (page 85).
5. Press DIAL to dial the displayed number.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
access a number in the caller ID log while on a call:
Press OPTION .
Press CID or DIR to highlight Caller ID log, then press SELECT .
Press CID or DIR to scroll to the desired entry.
Press CALL to dial the displayed number.
To
1.
2.
3.
access the redial list while on a call:
Press REDIAL/PAUSE.
Press CID, DIR, or REDIAL/PAUSE until the desired number displays.
Press DIAL to dial the displayed number.
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Options while on calls
Using the telephone base:
To
1.
2.
3.
access a number in the directory while on a call:
Press DIR .
Press CID or DIR to highlight the desired directory, then press REVIEW .
Press CID or DIR to highlight to the desired entry or perform an
alphabetical search (page 85).
4. Press DIAL to dial the displayed number.
To
1.
2.
3.
access a number in the caller ID log while on a call:
Press CID .
Press CID or DIR to scroll to the desired entry.
Press CALL to dial the displayed number.
To
1.
2.
3.
access the redial list while on a call:
Press REDIAL/PAUSE.
Press CID, DIR, or REDIAL/PAUSE until the desired number displays.
Press DIAL to dial the displayed number.
NOTES:
• You cannot edit a directory entry while on a call. For more details about the directory, see
page 79.
• You cannot copy a caller ID log entry into the directory while on a call. For more details about
caller ID log, see page 89.
• You can only view the numbers in the directory, caller ID log or redial list while on a call and
cannot edit, delete or save entries.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL on the handset or press CANCEL on the telephone base to exit redial list,
directory or caller ID log while on a call.
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Multiple handset
Intercom
Use the intercom feature for conversations between two handsets, or a handset
and the telephone base.
You can buy additional expansion handsets (AT&T model TL90073, sold
separately) for this telephone system. You can register up to 12 handsets to the
telephone base.
To initiate an intercom call
Using a cordless handset:
Answering sys
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
Directory
Caller ID log
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Intercom, then press
Intercom
SELECT .
BACK
SELECT
• If you have one handset, your handset displays Calling
base. The destination handset rings and displays
INTERCOM
HANDSET is calling.
HANDSET
2
HANDSET
3
• If you have more than one handset, your handset
All
displays INTERCOM TO: and a list of registered
BACK
SELECT
devices.
• Press CID or DIR to select a destination device and then press
SELECT. Your handset displays Calling HANDSET X, Calling BASE 0
or Calling all when you choose All.
-OR• Press 1-9 for HANDSET 1-9, TONE and 0 for HANDSET 10,
TONE and 1 for HANDSET 11 or TONE and 2 for HANDSET 12.
Your handset displays Calling HANDSET X. The other handset rings
and displays HANDSET X is calling.
-OR• Press TONE and then # (pound key) to call all handsets.
The destination device(s) rings and displays HANDSET X is calling, or
HANDSET X is calling all when you choose all handsets (HANDSET
represents the handset name, X represents the handset number).
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Multiple handset
Intercom
Using the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Intercom, then press SELECT.
• If you have one handset, your telephone base displays Calling
HANDSET X. The destination handset rings and displays Base is calling.
• If you have more than one handset, your handset displays INTERCOM
TO and a list of registered handsets.
• Press CID or DIR to select a destination handset and then press
SELECT. Your handset displays Calling HANDSET X, or Calling all
when you choose All.
-OR• Press 1-9 for HANDSET 1-9, TONE and 0 for HANDSET 10,
TONE and 1 for HANDSET 11 or TONE and 2 for HANDSET 12.
Your handset displays Calling HANDSET X. The other handset rings
and displays HANDSET X is calling.
-OR• Press TONE and then # (pound key) to call all handsets.
The destination handset(s) rings and displays BASE 0 is calling,
or BASE 0 is calling all when you choose all handsets (HANDSET
represents the handset name, X represents the handset number).
To answer an intercom call at the destination device:
Using a cordless handset:
Press HOME/FLASH, /SPEAKER, CELL 1,
(0-9 or TONE ). Both devices show Intercom.
CELL 2 or any dialing key
Using the telephone base:
Press HOME, CELL 1, CELL 2 or any dialing key (0-9 or TONE ). Both
devices show Intercom.
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Intercom
To end an intercom call:
Using a cordless handset:
Press END,
OFF/CANCEL or place the handset back in the telephone base
or charger. The other party hears four beeps. Both devices display Intercom
ended.
Using the telephone base:
Press END. The other party hears four beeps. Both devices display Intercom
ended.
NOTES:
• You can cancel the intercom call before it is answered by pressing
OFF/CANCEL on the
handset or END on your originating handset.
• If you are calling all handsets, only the first handset to pick up can answer the intercom call.
• If the destination handset does not answer the intercom call within 100 seconds, is in the
directory or caller ID log, or is out of range, the originating handset displays No answer. Try
again. and returns to idle mode.
• 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.
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Multiple handset
Intercom
Answer an incoming call during an intercom call
When you receive an incoming home call during an intercom call, the two
devices on the intercom call hear an alert tone, and their screens display
Incoming call and then the caller ID. The telephone base and all other
handsets ring.
To answer a home call during an intercom call:
Using a handset:
• Press HOME/FLASH to answer the home call and the intercom call
ends automatically.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL to end the intercom call without answering the
incoming call. The telephone continues to ring.
Using the telephone base:
• Press HOME to answer the home call and the intercom call
ends automatically.
• Press BACK and then END to end the intercom call without answering the
incoming call. The telephone continues to ring.
When you receive an incoming cell call during an intercom call, the two devices
on the intercom call hear an alert tone, and their screens display
Incoming call and then the caller ID. The telephone base rings and all other
handsets ring.
To answer a cell call during an intercom call:
Using a handset:
• Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 to answer the cell call and the intercom call
ends automatically.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL to end the intercom call without answering the
incoming call. The telephone continues to ring.
Using the telephone base:
• Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 to answer the cell call and the intercom call
ends automatically.
• Press BACK and then END to end the intercom call without answering the
incoming call. The telephone continues to ring.
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Multiple handset
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.
Intercom
To transfer or share an outside call using intercom:
Use BT Headset
Equalizer
Using a cordless handset:
Caller ID log
1. When on an outside call, press OPTION.
BACK
SELECT
2. Press SELECT to choose Intercom. The call is
automatically put on hold.
INTERCOM
HANDSET
1
• If you have one handset, the outside call is put on hold HANDSET
2
3
and your handset displays Calling base. The telephone HANDSET
BACK
SELECT
base rings and displays HANDSET is calling.
• If you have more than one handset, your handset
displays INTERCOM TO:
• Press CID or DIR to select a destination handset and then press
SELECT. Your handset displays Calling HANDSET X or Calling BASE 0.
The destination device rings and displays HANDSET X is calling.
-OR• Press 1-9 for HANDSET 1-9, TONE and 0 for HANDSET 10,
TONE and 1 for HANDSET 11 or TONE and 2 for HANDSET 12.
The destination handset rings and displays HANDSET X is calling.
3. To answer the intercom call on the other device, press HOME/FLASH,
/SPEAKER, CELL 1, CELL 2 or any dialing key (0-9 or TONE ) on
the destination handset or press HOME on the telephone base. Both
handsets show Intercom and the outside call is still on hold.
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Call transfer using intercom
4. From this intercom call, you have the following options:
• You can transfer the call. Press OPTION and then press SELECT to select
Transfer on the calling handset. Your screen shows Call transferred. The
other handset automatically connects to the outside call.
• You can let the other device join you on the outside call in a 3-way
conversation. Press OPTION, highlight Share call, and press SELECT.
• You can end the intercom call and continue the outside call with your
handset. Press HOME/FLASH, CELL 1 or CELL 2 on your handset.
• You can press
OFF/CANCEL or END to hang up the intercom call
(the outside call will automatically go off hold and reconnect with your
handset).
NOTES:
• If you want to cancel an intercom call and reconnect to the outside call before the destination
handset answers, press
OFF/CANCEL or END on the originating handset.
• If the called device does not answer the intercom call within 100 seconds, or if the other
handset is in the directory or caller ID log, or is out of range, the calling handset shows No
answer. Try again. and returns to the outside call.
Using the telephone base:
1. When on an outside call, press OPTION.
2. Press SELECT to choose Intercom. The call is automatically put on hold.
• If you have one handset, the outside call is put on hold and your
handset displays Calling HANDSET. The destination handset rings and
displays BASE is calling.
• If you have more than one handset, your handset displays
INTERCOM TO:
• Press CID or DIR to select a destination handset and then press
SELECT. Your telephone base displays Calling HANDSET X. The
destination device rings and displays BASE 0 is calling.
-OR• Press 1-9 for HANDSET 1-9, TONE and 0 for HANDSET 10,
TONE and 1 for HANDSET 11 or TONE and 2 for HANDSET 12.
The destination handset rings and displays BASE 0 is calling.
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Call transfer using intercom
3. To answer the intercom call on any destination handset, press
HOME/FLASH, /SPEAKER, CELL 1, CELL 2 or any dialing key
(0-9 or TONE ). Both the handset and telephone base show Intercom and
the outside call is still on hold.
4. From this intercom call, you have the following options:
• You can transfer the call. Press OPTION and then press SELECT to select
Transfer on the telephone base. Your screen shows Call transferred. The
other handset automatically connects to the outside call.
• You can let the handset join you on the outside call in a 3-way
conversation. Press OPTION, highlight Share call, and press SELECT.
• You can end the intercom call and continue the outside call with your
handset. Press HOME/FLASH, CELL 1 or CELL 2 on your handset.
• You can press CANCEL or END to hang up the intercom call (the
outside call will automatically go off hold and reconnect with your
handset).
NOTES:
• If you want to cancel an intercom call and reconnect to the outside call before the destination
handset answers, press CANCEL or END on the telephone base.
• If the other handset does not answer the intercom call within 100 seconds, or if the other
handset is in the directory or caller ID log, or is out of range, the initiating device shows No
answer. Try again. and returns to the outside call.
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Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (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.
NOTE: The PTT function is not available when QUIET mode is on.
Turn PTT incoming signal on or off
You can turn PTT on or off on each handset.
• When on, the handset can begin and receive PTT calls.
• When off, the handset can begin PTT calls but will not
receive PTT calls from other handset(s). The idle handset
displays No Incoming PTT.
• When you attempt to place a PTT call to another handset
that has the PTT feature turned off, your handset displays
Not available at this time.
PUSH TO TALK
HANDSET
3
Group
PTT On/Off
BACK
SELECT
INCOMING PTT
On
Off
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
BACK
1. Press PUSH TO TALK on the handset or press PTT on the
telephone base in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight PTT On/Off, then press SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight On or Off, then press SELECT.
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SELECT
Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (PTT)
PTT to a single handset
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 in idle mode.
-OR• If you have more than one handset, press PUSH TO TALK in idle mode.
Use the dialing keys to enter a handset number (1-9 for handsets 1-9,
TONE and 0 for handset 10, TONE and 1 for handset 11 or
TONE and 2 for handset 12).
-ORPress CID or DIR to scroll to the desired device then press SELECT or
PUSH TO TALK to create the push-to-talk session.
The handset displays 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 handset and the
destination device display Press and hold [PTT] to talk and beep once.
2. Press and hold PUSH TO TALK. A chirp indicates your microphone is on.
Speak towards the handset. Your voice is broadcast to the destination
device. While you are speaking, the handset displays PTT To HANDSET X
(X represents the destination handset number) or PTT To BASE 0.
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 handsets can
respond (see Answer a PTT call on page 75).
4. To end the PTT call, press
OFF/CANCEL or END. The handset shows
Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
-ORPlace the handset in the telephone base or charger to end the PTT call. The
handset shows Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
NOTE: After PUSH TO TALK is released, the PTT call remains open for a short time. If no one
presses PUSH TO TALK within 10 seconds, the PTT call ends automatically.
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Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Using the telephone base:
There are a few ways to begin a PTT call to a single handset. When the
telephone base is not in use:
2.
3.
4.
5.
• If you have one handset, press and hold PTT in idle mode.
-OR• If you have more than one handset, press PTT in idle mode. Use the
dialing keys to enter a handset number (1-9 for handsets 1-9, TONE
and 0 for handset 10, TONE and 1 for handset 11 or TONE
and 2 for handset 12), or press CID or DIR to scroll to the desired
handset then press SELECT or PTT to create the push-to-talk session.
Your handset displays 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 the destination handset display Press and hold
[PTT] to talk and beep once.
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 handset displays PTT To HANDSET
X (X represents the destination handset number).
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 handsets can respond (see Answer a
PTT call on page 75).
To end the PTT call, press CANCEL or END. The telephone base shows
Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
-ORPlace the handset in the telephone base or charger to end the PTT call.
The telephone base shows Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
NOTE: After PTT is released, the PTT call remains open for a short time. If no one presses
PTT within 10 seconds, the PTT call ends automatically.
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Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (PTT)
PTT 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-four calls when two to
five handsets are registered, and a maximum of one-to-three calls when six or
more handsets are registered. The first four registered handsets will be eligible
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 two 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...
-OR• Press PUSH TO TALK in idle mode. Press CID or DIR to highlight
Group, then press SELECT or PUSH TO TALK.
Your handset displays Connecting to group... for a few seconds. When the
connection is made, both your and the destination handsets display
Press and hold [PTT] to talk and beep once.
2. Press and hold PUSH TO TALK on your handset. A chirp indicates your
microphone is on. Speak towards the handset. Your voice is broadcast to all
devices.
3. Release PUSH TO TALK after speaking. All devices beep once again. After
the handsets beep, you can press and hold PUSH TO TALK to continue
speaking or the destination devices can respond (see Answer a PTT call on
page 75).
4. Press
OFF/CANCEL or END to end the PTT call. The handset displays
Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
-ORPlace the handset in the telephone base or charger to end the PTT call. The
handset displays Push to talk Ended for a few seconds.
NOTE: After PUSH TO TALK is released, the PTT call remains open for a short time. If no one
presses PUSH TO TALK within 10 seconds, the PTT call ends automatically.
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Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Using the telephone base:
1. You have two ways to call multiple devices. When the telephone base is not
in use:
• Press and hold PTT until the handset shows Connecting to group...
-OR• Press PTT in idle mode. Press CID or DIR to highlight Group, then
press SELECT or PTT.
Your handset displays Connecting to group... for a few seconds. When the
connection is made, both the telephone base and the destination handsets
display Press and hold [PTT] to talk and beep once.
2. Press and hold PTT on the telephone base. A chirp indicates your
microphone is on. Speak towards the handset. Your voice is broadcast to all
devices.
3. Release PTT after speaking. All devices beep once again. After the
telephone base beeps, you can press and hold PTT to continue speaking or
the destination handsets can respond (see Answer a PTT call on page 75).
4. Press CANCEL or END to end the PTT call. All devices display Push to
talk Ended for a few seconds.
NOTE: After PTT is released, the PTT call remains open for a short time. If no one presses PTT
within 10 seconds, the PTT call ends automatically.
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Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Answer a PTT call
You can respond to a PTT call as described below.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
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 HANDSET X To devices: 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 0 To devices: X (the X represents your handset number;
a maximum of four 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 four handset numbers appear) or
• PTT To devices: 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
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Change a one-to-one PTT call to an intercom call
You can convert a one-to-one PTT conversation to an intercom call.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. When your device displays Press and hold [PTT] to talk, press INTCOM.
The screen displays Switch to Intercom?
2. Press SELECT to confirm. 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 HOME/FLASH or any dialing key (0-9 or TONE ) on the destination
handset, or press HOME 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 END on the
telephone base. Both screens show Intercom ended.
Answer an incoming call during PTT
When you receive an incoming outside call during PTT, there is an alert tone.
The caller ID is displayed with PTT screen, alternately.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
• During a one-to-one PTT call, press HOME/FLASH, CELL 1 or
CELL 2 on the initiating or destination handset, or press HOME,
CELL 1 or CELL 2 on the telephone base. The PTT call ends
automatically and the outside call is answered.
• During a one-to-group PTT call, press HOME/FLASH, CELL 1 or
CELL 2 on the initiating handset, or press HOME, CELL 1 or CELL
2 on the telephone base. The PTT call ends automatically and the outside
call is answered.
• During a one-to-group PTT call, press HOME/FLASH, CELL 1 or
CELL 2 on any one of the destination handsets, or press HOME,
CELL 1 or CELL 2 on the destination telephone base. That handset or
telephone base 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 the handset, or press CANCEL on the telephone base.
The telephone continues to ring.
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Multiple handset
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Make an outgoing call during PTT
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
• During a one-to-one PTT call, press HOME/FLASH on your handset or
press HOME on the telephone base to get a dial tone. The PTT call ends
automatically.
• During a one-to-group PTT call, press HOME/FLASH on the initiating
handset, or press HOME on the telephone base. The PTT call ends
automatically and you get a dial tone.
• During a one-to-group PTT call, press HOME/FLASH on any one of the
destination handsets, or press HOME on the destination telephone base.
That handset or telephone base gets a dial tone. The PTT call continues for
the rest of the PTT participants.
End or leave a PTT call
For a one-to-one PTT call, both the originating and destination devices can
end the PTT call. For one-to-group PTT calls, the initiating devices can end the
PTT call for the group of devices on that PTT call. If any one of the destination
devices leaves the PTT call, the call continues until all participants or the
initiator hangs up.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
Press
OFF/CANCEL or END on the handset, or press CANCEL or END on
the telephone base. The screen shows Push to talk Ended.
-ORPlace the handset in the telephone base or charger, then the handset return
to idle mode.
NOTES: 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
The home directory stores up to 200 entries with up to 30 digits for each
phone number and 15 characters for each name. Each of the downloaded
directories stores up to 1,500 entries with up to 30 digits for each phone
number and 15 characters for each name.
•
•
•
•
•
Directory entries are stored at the telephone base and shared by all system
handsets. Any changes made on one handset apply to all.
Only one handset can review the directory at a time. If another handset
tries to enter the directory, its screen shows Not available at this time.
When there are no records in the directory, the screen shows
Directory empty.
When the directory is full and you try to save an entry, the screen shows
Directory full.
When you try to save a number already stored in the directory, the screen
shows Number already saved.
You cannot create new entries in your downloaded directories from the
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 handset. Entries must be
downloaded from your cell phone (see Download directory on pages 26-27).
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Directory
Create and review entries
Create a new entry in the home directory
Using a cordless handset:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press SELECT .
3. Press OPTION to select Home.
4. Press SELECT to choose Add contact.
5. Use the dialing keys to enter a telephone number (up to 30 digits) when
the screen displays ENTER NUMBER.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
-ORWhen the screen displays ENTER NUMBER, press REDIAL/PAUSE to copy
a number from the redial list. Press CID or DIR, or press REDIAL/PAUSE
repeatedly to locate the desired number. Press INSERT to copy the
displayed number.
6. Press NEXT .
7. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
8. Press NEXT to move on to the name. The screen displays ENTER NAME.
9. Use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to 15 characters) when prompted.
Press a key repeatedly until the desired character shows on the screen.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
• Press a>A to change the next letter to upper or lower case.
10. Press SAVE to store your new directory entry. There is a confirmation tone
and the screen shows Saved. To change the entry later, see page 86.
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Directory
Create and review entries
Using the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press SELECT .
3. Press OPTION to select Home.
4. Press SELECT to choose Add contact.
5. Use the dialing keys to enter a telephone number (up to 30 digits) when
the screen displays ENTER NUMBER.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
-ORWhen the screen displays ENTER NUMBER, press REDIAL/PAUSE to copy
a number from the redial list. Press CID or DIR, or press REDIAL/PAUSE
repeatedly to locate the desired number. Press INSERT to copy the
displayed number.
6. Press NEXT .
7. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
8. Press NEXT to move on to the name. The screen displays ENTER NAME.
9. Use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to 15 characters) when prompted.
Press a key repeatedly until the desired character shows on the screen.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
• Press a>A to change the next letter to upper or lower case.
10. Press SAVE to store your new directory entry. There is a confirmation tone
and the screen shows Saved. To change the entry later, see page 86.
NOTE: You cannot create new entries in your downloaded directories from your TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 handsets. Entries must be downloaded from your
cell phone (see Download directory on page 26).
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Directory
Create and review entries
Characters by number of key presses
Dialing
keys
1
2
3
1
1
.
-
2
A
B
4
,
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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c
2
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7
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9
3
D
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F
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3
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G
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4
5
J
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6
M
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6
7
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8
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0
Space
0
*
#
NOTE: When entering a name in the directory, the first letter of each word is automatically
capitalized.
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Directory
Create and review entries
To add a predialed telephone number to the directory
You can save a predialed telephone number to the directory.
Using a cordless handset:
1. Enter the telephone number in idle mode.
2. Press SAVE to move on to edit the number and then
press NEXT.
3. Press CID or DIR to select one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
4. Press NEXT. The screen displays ENTER NAME.
5. Use the dialing keys (see page 81) to enter the name.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right
or left.
6. Press SAVE and the screen shows Saved. You hear a
confirmation tone.
888-883-2445
08:51pm
BACK
3/15
SAVE
EDIT NUMBER
888-883-2445 _
BACKSP
NEXT
SELECT LABEL
Home
Cell
Work
BACK
NEXT
ENTER NAME
_
BACKSP
SAVE
Saved
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Directory
Create and review entries
Using the telephone base:
1. Enter the telephone number in idle mode.
2. Press SAVE to move on to edit the number and then press NEXT.
3. Press CID or DIR to select one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
4. Press NEXT. The screen displays ENTER NAME.
5. Use the dialing keys (see page 81) to enter the name.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the right or left.
6. Press SAVE and the screen shows Saved. You hear a confirmation tone.
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Directory
Create and review entries
Review the directory
Entries are sorted alphabetically.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press DIR in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight a directory, then press REVIEW.
3. Press CID or DIR to browse.
-OR1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU in idle mode.
Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press SELECT.
Press CID or DIR to highlight a directory, then press REVIEW.
Press CID or DIR to browse.
-OR1.
2.
3.
4.
Press OPTION while on call.
Press CID or DIR to highlight Directory, then press SELECT.
Press CID or DIR to highlight a directory, then press REVIEW.
Press CID or DIR to browse.
NOTE: When the desired entry displays, press # repeatedly to show different dialing options.
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Directory
Create and review entries
Search by name
You can use the enhanced 3-character search to find your contacts quickly and
efficiently.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Follow the steps in Review the directory on the previous page to enter the
directory.
2. When an entry appears, use the dialing keys to enter the letters associated
with the name. You can enter up to 3 letters for the search. The letters will
show at the top left hand corner of the screen. After you have entered one
to three letters, the system starts searching in the directory. If there is no
name matching the letter(s) entered, the next closest match in alphabetical
order appears. If necessary, press CID or DIR to browse.
NOTE: The cursor automatically moves to the next position 2 seconds after you enter a letter.
If you do not enter another letter in the coming 2 seconds, the system starts searching in the
directory.
Dial a directory entry
You can dial a directory entry on either a home or cell line.
To dial a directory entry:
1. Search for the desired entry in the directory (see Review the directory or
Search by name on page 84 or page 85).
2. When the desired entry appears, press # (pound key) repeatedly to show
different dialing options if necessary.
3. When the displayed number is in the correct format, press HOME/FLASH
or /SPEAKER on the handset or HOME on the telephone base to dial
with the home line. Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 on the handset or on the
telephone base to dial with the cell line.
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Directory
Directory
Edit a directory entry
You can edit any directory entry. However, be aware that if you download a
directory from a cell phone again, the directory is erased and replaced with the
current cell phone directory. If you have edited the downloaded entries on the
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473, those changes are lost. To
avoid losing changes made to the downloaded directory, we suggest that you
edit numbers in your cell phone, then download the directory.
Using a cordless handset:
1. To edit the displayed directory entry, press EDIT. The screen shows
EDIT NUMBER along with the phone number to be edited.
2. Use the dialing keys to edit the number.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
3. Press NEXT .
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
5. Press NEXT to move on to the name. The screen displays EDIT NAME.
6. Use the dialing keys to edit the name.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
7. Press SAVE to confirm. There is a confirmation tone and the screen shows
Saved.
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Directory
Directory
Using the telephone base:
1. To edit the displayed directory entry, press EDIT. The screen shows
EDIT NUMBER along with the phone number to be edited.
2. Use the dialing keys to edit the number.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
3. Press NEXT .
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
5. Press NEXT to move on to the name. The screen displays EDIT NAME.
6. Use the dialing keys to edit the name.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
7. Press SAVE to confirm. There is a confirmation tone and the screen
shows Saved.
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Directory
Directory
Edit the type of a directory entry
If you only want to edit the type of a directory entry:
1. Search for the desired entry in the directory (see Review the directory or
Search by name on page 84 or page 85).
2. When the desired entry appears, press LABEL. Enter the corresponding
shortcut keys shown in the below table.
Type:
Press:
Home
1
Cell
2
Work
3
Other
4
-ORPress CLEAR to erase the assigned label.
Delete a directory entry
To delete an entry:
1. Search for the desired entry in the directory (see Review the directory or
Search by name on page 84 or page 85).
2. When the desired entry appears, press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or
X/DELETE on the telephone base. The screen displays Delete contact? and
the name of the entry. Press YES to confirm.
3. The screen displays Contact deleted and then the next alphabetical entry
in the directory. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: Once a directory entry is deleted, it cannot be retrieved.
Remove a downloaded directory
1. Search for the desired downloaded directory in the directory menu (see
Review the directory or Search by name on page 84 or page 85).
2. When the desired downloaded directory is chosen, press OPTION, then
press CID or DIR to highlight Remove dir.
3. Press SELECT. The screen displays Directory Cell Phone A will be erased.
Press YES to confirm.
4. The screen displays Erasing directory... You hear a confirmation tone.
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Caller ID
About caller ID
This product supports caller ID services provided 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.
Caller ID from the home line allows you to see the name, number, date and
time of the incoming calls. The caller ID may appear differently if the caller is
matched to a directory entry (see Memory match on page 90).
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 telephone, 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.
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.
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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Caller ID
Caller ID operation
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 all handsets, so changes made using any
handset are reflected in all other handsets. 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 cordless handset or the telephone base is in idle mode and has new or
missed calls, its screen shows XX Missed calls.
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 four seconds when the handset is idle, or press and hold CANCEL
on the telephone base for four seconds when the telephone base is idle. You
will hear a confirmation tone. All the entries in the caller ID log become old
(reviewed already), and the missed calls message goes away.
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.
For example, if Christine Smith calls, her name appears as Chris if this is how
you entered it into your directory.
NOTE: The number you see on your caller ID is in the format sent by the telephone service
provider. It usually delivers 10-digit telephone numbers (area code plus telephone number). If
the last 7 digits of the incoming telephone number do not match a number in your directory,
the name appears as it is delivered by the telephone service provider.
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Caller ID operation
Review the caller ID log
Review the caller ID history to find out who called, to easily return a 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.
1. When a handset or the telephone base is in idle
mode, press CID to review the caller ID history in
reverse chronological order starting with the most
recent call.
-ORReview the caller ID history by pressing MENU.
Press CID or DIR to scroll to Caller ID log, then press
SELECT twice to select Review.
2. Press CID or DIR to scroll through the list.
CID
NOTE: Only one handset or the telephone base can review the
caller ID history at time. If another handset tries to enter the
directory or caller ID history, it shows Not available at this time.
CID
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Caller ID operation
View dialing options
Although the caller ID log entries may contain
10 digits (the area code plus the 7-digit number),
in some areas, you may need to dial only the 7
digits, or 1 plus the seven digits, or 1 plus the
area code plus the seven digits. You can change
the number of digits that you dial from the caller
ID log or store to the directory.
888-883-2445
1-888-883-2445
883-2445
1-883-2445
Press #
(pound key)
883-2445
1-883-2445
Press 1
888-883-2445
1-888-883-2445
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.
When the number shows the correct format for dialing:
Press HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER on the handset or HOME on the
telephone base to call the number using the home line.
-ORPress CELL 1 or CELL 2 on the handset or on the telephone base to call
the number using the cell line.
Dial a caller ID log entry
1. Search for the desired entry in the caller ID log (see Review the
caller ID log on page 91).
2. When the desired entry is displayed and is in the correct format for dialing,
press HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER on the handset or HOME on the
telephone base to dial with the home line. Press CELL 1 or CELL 2 on
the handset or on the telephone base to dial with the cell line.
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Caller ID operation
Save a caller ID log entry to the directory
Caller ID log entries can only be saved to the Home directory.
Using a cordless handset:
1. Select a desired entry in the caller ID log (see Review the caller ID log on
page 91).
2. When the desired entry appears, press # (pound key) repeatedly to show
different dialing options if necessary.
3. When the number is in the correct format, press SAVE . The screen shows
EDIT NUMBER.
4. Use the dialing keys to edit the number.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
5. Press NEXT.
6. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
7. Press NEXT to move to the name.
8. Use the dialing keys to edit the name.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold MUTE/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press # to move the last word to the front. For example, Johnson
Charlie becomes Charlie Johnson when you press #.
9. Press SAVE to confirm and the screen shows Saved. You hear a confirmation
tone.
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Caller ID operation
Using the telephone base:
1. Select a desired entry in the caller ID log (see Review the caller ID log on
page 91).
2. When the desired entry appears, press # (pound key) repeatedly to show
different dialing options if necessary.
3. When the number is in the correct format, press SAVE . The screen shows
EDIT NUMBER.
4. Use the dialing keys to edit the number.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a digit.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a p appears).
5. Press NEXT.
6. Press CID or DIR to highlight one of the following types:
• Home
• Cell
• Work
• Other
7. Press NEXT to move to the name.
8. Use the dialing keys to edit the name.
• Press X/DELETE to erase a character.
• Press and hold X/DELETE to erase all characters.
• Press CID or DIR to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press # to move the last word to the front. For example, Johnson
Charlie becomes Charlie Johnson when you press #.
9. Press SAVE to confirm and the screen shows Saved. You hear a confirmation
tone.
NOTES:
• If the name received from the telephone service provider is in all capital letters, the first letter
of every word remains a capital letter. However, the next letter after the prefix “Mac”, “Mc”, or
“O’”, is kept as a capital letter. For example, the “D” in “MacDonald” is kept as a capital letter.
• When you try to save a caller ID entry without any caller ID information, the telephone base or
handset displays Unable to save.
• If the telephone number from the caller ID information has already been saved in the directory
under a different name, the new name will overwrite the old one.
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Caller ID operation
To delete a single entry
1. Select a desired entry in the caller ID log (see Review the caller ID log
on page 91).
2. When the desired entry is displayed, press MUTE/DELETE on the handset or
X/DELETE on the telephone base. The screen shows the previous caller ID
log entry. You hear a confirmation tone.
To delete all entries
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Caller ID log, then press
SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Del all calls, then press
SELECT.
4. When the screen shows Delete all calls?, press YES
to confirm. There is a confirmation tone and the screen
returns to the previous menu.
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CALLER ID LOG
Review
Del all calls
BACK
SELECT
Caller ID
Caller ID operation
Reasons for missing caller ID information
There are occasions when other information or no information shows for
various reasons:
On-screen message
Reason
PRIVATE NAME
The caller prefers not to show the name.
PRIVATE NUMBER
The caller prefers not to show the phone number.
PRIVATE CALLER
The caller prefers not to show the phone number and name.
UNKNOWN NAME
Your telephone service provider cannot determine the caller’s
name.
UNKNOWN NUMBER
Your telephone service provider cannot determine the caller’s
number.
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 settings
Use the answering system menu of a system handset to set up the
announcement message, turn the answering system or message alert tone on
or off, activate 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 system
automatically turns on again.
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 default announcement, or record
your own.
You can record an announcement up to 90 seconds. The system does not
record any announcement shorter than two seconds.
To play your current outgoing announcement:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT.
3. Press SELECT again to select Announcement.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Play annc, then press
SELECT.
ANSWERING SYS
Announcement
Delete all old
Record memo
BACK
SELECT
ANNOUNCEMENT
Record annc
Play annc
Reset annc
BACK
SELECT
Playing
announcement...
RECORD
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Answering system
Answering system settings
To record a new outgoing announcement:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
Recording
announcement...
2. Press CID or DIR to scroll to Answering sys, then press
SELECT .
STOP
3. Press SELECT again to select Announcement.
4. Press SELECT to select Record annc. The system
announces, “Record after the tone. Press STOP when you
Playing
announcement...
are done.”
5. After the tone, speak towards the microphone of the
RECORD
STOP
cordless handset. Press STOP to end recording.
6. The newly recorded announcement automatically plays. Press STOP to stop
the playback at any time, or RECORD to record again if desired.
To listen to the recorded announcement again, wait after playback is completed,
then scroll to Play annc and press SELECT.
NOTES:
• Your announcement can be up to 90 seconds in length.
• Announcements shorter than two seconds are not recorded.
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To reset your outgoing announcement
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT .
3. Press SELECT again to select Announcement.
4. Press CID or DIR to scroll to Reset annc and press SELECT. The screen
prompts Reset to default annc? Press YES to confirm. The system
announces, “Announcement deleted.” and the screen shows Annc. reset to
default before returning to the previous menu.
-ORPress CID or DIR to scroll to Play annc and play the announcement.
While the announcement is playing, press MUTE/DELETE to reset the
announcement. The system announces “Announcement deleted” and the
screen shows Annc. Deleted before returning to the previous menu.
When your announcement is reset, the system answers calls with the default
announcement described above. You cannot delete the default announcement.
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Answering system settings
Answer on/off
If you turn the answering system on, it answers calls and records messages
only on the home line. If your paired cell phone has voicemail, callers can leave
messages with that voicemail service.
If your answering system is turned off and you change any of its settings, the
answering system automatically turns on again.
When the answering system is turned on, the /ANS ON/OFF light on the
telephone base is on. Both the handsets and telephone display ANS ON.
To turn the answering system on or off:
Using a cordless handset:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answer ON/OFF, then
press SELECT.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight On or Off, then press
SELECT to save. You hear a confirmation tone.
Using the telephone base:
Press /ANS ON/OFF to turn the answering system on or off.
When the answering system is turned on, it announces, “Calls
will be answered.” When the answering system is turned off, it
announces, “Calls will not be answered.”
ANSWERING SYS
Delete all old
Record memo
Answer ON/OFF
BACK
SELECT
ANSWER ON/OFF
On
Off
BACK
SELECT
-OR1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answer ON/OFF, then press SELECT.
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight On or Off, then press SELECT to save. You
hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: If the answering system is off and there is an incoming call, the system answers after
ten rings and announces, “Please enter your remote access code.” For more information about
remote access, see pages 114-115.
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Call screening
The call screening feature lets you listen at the telephone base to a caller
leaving a message. While monitoring an incoming message, you can answer the
call by pressing HOME/FLASH or /SPEAKER on the handset.
To turn call screening on or off:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ans sys setup, then press
SELECT twice to select Call screening.
4. Press CID or DIR to choose between On and Off, then
press SELECT to save. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: For more information on call screening, see page 107.
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ANS SYS SETUP
Call screening
# of rings
Remote code
BACK
SELECT
CALL SCREENING
On
Off
BACK
SELECT
Answering system
Answering system settings
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, which is explained below.
By default, the answering system answers an incoming call after four rings.
To set the number of rings:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
ANS SYS SETUP
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
Call screening
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press # of rings
Remote code
SELECT.
BACK
SELECT
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ans sys setup, then press
SELECT.
# OF RINGS
6
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight # of rings, then press
5
SELECT.
4
BACK
SELECT
5. Press CID or DIR to choose from 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or
Toll saver.
• Toll saver - the answering system answers a call after two rings when
you have new messages, or 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.
6. Press SELECT to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: 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 two-digit number (00-99). By default, the remote access code
is 19.
To change the remote access code:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ans sys setup, then press
SELECT .
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Remote code, then press
SELECT .
5. Use the dialing keys to enter a 2-digit number. Use
MUTE/DELETE to erase a digit.
6. Press SAVE to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone.
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ANS SYS SETUP
Call screening
# of rings
Remote code
BACK
SELECT
REMOTE CODE
19
BACK
SAVE
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. The tone stops when all
new messages have been reviewed. By default, the message alert tone setting
is Off.
To change the setting:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ans sys setup, then press
SELECT .
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Msg alert tone, then press
SELECT .
5. Press CID or DIR to choose between On and Off, then
press SELECT. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTES:
• To temporarily turn off the message alert tone, see page 104.
• 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.
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ANS SYS SETUP
# of rings
Remote code
Msg alert tone
BACK
SELECT
MSG ALERT TONE
On
Off
BACK
SELECT
Answering system
Answering system settings
Message recording time
You can set the recording time limit for each incoming message. The default
setting is 3 minutes.
To change the setting:
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Ans sys setup, then press
SELECT .
4. Press CID or DIR to highlight Recording time, then press
SELECT .
5. Press CID or DIR to choose from 3 minutes, 2 minutes,
or 1 minute, then press SELECT. You hear a confirmation
tone.
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Remote code
Msg alert tone
Recording time
BACK
SELECT
RECORDING TIME
3 minutes
2 minutes
1 minute
BACK
SELECT
Answering system
About the answering system
Answering system and voicemail
Your telephone has separate indicators for two different types of voice
messages: those recorded on its built-in answering system and those recorded
in your service provider’s voicemail (fees may apply). Your telephone’s built-in
answering system messages and voicemail messages are separate. Each alerts
you to new messages differently.
If
and XX New messages display on the telephone base and handsets,
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. To listen to messages with a handset, see To listen
to messages on a cordless handset on page 109.
• 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.
Some 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.
Using the answering system 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 six seconds per ring when determining the
appropriate setting.
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About the answering system
Message capacity
The answering system can record and store up to 99 messages. Each message
can be up to 3 minutes in length depending on the message length set.
The total storage capacity for the announcement, messages and memos is
approximately 14 minutes. The actual recording time depends on individual
message characteristics. Messages remain available for replay until you
delete them.
Voice prompts
The system provides voice prompts to guide you through the setup procedures
at the telephone base or handset, message playback, remote access and
recording outgoing announcements.
Call screening
To screen calls at the telephone base:
If the answering system and call screening are on, 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 /VOLUME/ on the telephone base to adjust the call
screening volume.
Press
/PLAY/STOP or SILENCE to temporarily silence the call screening.
•
Press
/PLAY/STOP or SCREEN to temporarily turn on the call screening
if call screening is set to off.
•
Press
HOME to answer the call.
To screen calls at the cordless handset:
If the answering system is on and your answering system is recording a
message, press SCREEN to screen the call on your handset and the handset
displays the caller ID information. If you do not subscribe to caller ID service,
the handset shows Home Incoming call.
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About the answering system
Options while a message is being recorded:
• Press CID/VOLUME or DIR/VOLUME on the handset to adjust the call
screening volume.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL or SILENCE to temporarily silence the call screening.
• Press SCREEN 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
When a caller is leaving a message on your answering system, you can
stop recording and talk to the caller by pressing HOME/FLASH or
/SPEAKER on the handset, or pressing HOME on the telephone base.
Temporarily turning off the message alert tone
If the message alert tone is turned on, the telephone base beeps every ten
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
On the telephone base, if you have new messages, the telephone plays only
the new messages in chronological order. If there are no new messages, the
telephone plays back all messages in chronological order.
On the handset, if you have both new and old messages, you can play either
new or old messages. The caller ID information displays on the handset screen
when you play messages and you can call back the caller.
When playback begins, the handset screen displays the message status, caller
ID information, and time and date of the message recorded. You hear the total
number of messages followed by the day and time of the message. After the
last message, the telephone announces, “End of messages.” and the screen
displays End of messages.
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
or Play old msgs, then press SELECT or
or DIR to select Play new msgs
/PLAY/STOP.
CID
If there are only new or only old messages, they will play automatically.
When the handset is playing a message, its screen shows [2]-Call info and the
caller’s name or number. If the caller’s information is unavailable, the handset
shows No caller info.
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 messages and you hear, “You have
no message.”
To listen to messages on a cordless handset:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press SELECT to select Play messages. If you have either new or old
messages, the messages play automatically. If you have both new and old
messages:
• To play new messages, press SELECT to select Play new msgs.
• To play old messages, press CID or DIR to highlight Play old msgs,
then press SELECT.
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 messages and you hear, “You have no message.”
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Message playback
Options during playback
When messages are playing on the telephone base:
• Press VOLUME to adjust the speaker volume.
• Press /SKIP or SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT or SELECT to repeat the message currently playing.
Press /REPEAT or SELECT twice to listen to the previous message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the current message. The system advances to
the next message.
• Press 2 to pause the playback and show the caller ID information.
• Press HOME or CALL to use the home line, or press CELL 1 or
CELL 2 to use the cell line to call back the caller. If necessary, press
# (pound key) or 1 to show different dialing options.
• Press CANCEL or BACK to restart the playback. If you do not call back
within 10 seconds, message playback restarts.
• Press HOME or CELL 1 or CELL 2 to pause the message playback.
The telephone base screen displays Call back? with the caller ID
information. Press CALL to call back the caller, or BACK to restart the
message playback. If the dialing format used is not correct, then use the
option above to choose the correct dialing format before calling back
the caller.
• Press
/PLAY/STOP or CANCEL to stop the playback.
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Message playback
When messages are playing on a cordless handset:
• Press /SPEAKER to play the messages through the handset earpiece.
Press /SPEAKER again to return to playing messages through the
speakerphone.
• Press CID/VOLUME/ DIR to adjust the message playback volume.
• Press SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press REPEAT to repeat the message currently playing. Press REPEAT twice
to listen to the previous message.
• Press MUTE/DELETE to delete the current message.
• Press 2 to pause the playback and show the caller ID information.
• Press HOME/FLASH, CALL or /SPEAKER to use the home line, or
press CELL 1 or CELL 2 to use the cell line to call back the caller.
If necessary, press # (pound key) or 1 to show different dialing options.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL or BACK to restart the playback. If you do not call
back within 10 seconds, message playback restarts.
• Press HOME/FLASH, CELL 1 or CELL 2 to pause the message playback.
The handset displays Call back? with the caller ID information. Press CALL
to call back the caller, or BACK to restart the message playback. If the
dialing format used is not correct, then use the option above to choose the
correct dialing format before calling back the caller.
• Press
OFF/CANCEL to stop the playback.
NOTES:
• When the answering system has less than three minutes of recording time left, it announces,
“Less than three minutes to record.” and the handset displays Rec mem low.
• When the telephone is not in use, if F and the number of messages are flashing alternately in
the message window, or the handset displays Rec mem full, the memory is full. Delete some
messages to make room for more.
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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.
Using the telephone base:
Press X/DELETE when the phone is not in use. The telephone announces,
“To delete all old messages, press DELETE again.” Press X/DELETE again. All
previously reviewed messages are erased and the telephone announces, “All
old messages deleted.”
-OR1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Delete all old, then press SELECT . The
screen shows Delete all old messages?
4. Press YES to confirm. The screen displays Deleting... then All old msgs
deleted! There is a confirmation tone.
Using a cordless handset:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press SELECT .
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Delete all old, then press SELECT . The
screen shows Delete all old messages?
4. Press YES to confirm. The screen displays Deleting... then All old msgs
deleted! There is a confirmation tone.
NOTE: You can only delete old messages, which are messages you have previously reviewed.
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Recording and playing memos
Memos are messages you record as reminders for yourself or others using
the same answering system. You can record your own memos using a system
handset or the telephone base. Play and delete them the same way as
incoming messages.
Record a memo
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. Press MENU in idle mode.
2. Press CID or DIR to highlight Answering sys, then press
SELECT.
3. Press CID or DIR to highlight Record memo, then press
SELECT. The system announces, “Record after the tone.
Press STOP when you are done.” You can record a memo
of up to four minutes.
4. After the tone, speak towards the handset.
5. Press STOP to stop recording. The handset announces,
“Recorded.” and then returns to the previous menu. The
system does not save memos shorter than two seconds.
ANSWERING SYS
Announcement
Delete all old
Record memo
BACK
SELECT
Recording
memo...
STOP
Playback a memo
Play memos the same way as messages. See Message playback on
pages 109-112.
NOTES:
• The system announces “Memory is full,” if you attempt to record a memo when the memory
is full.
• Each memo can be up to 4 minutes in length.
• Memos shorter than two second are not recorded.
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Remote access
You can reach your answering system remotely by dialing your home telephone
number from any touch-tone telephone.
To remotely access the answering system
1. Dial your telephone number from any touch-tone telephone.
2. When the system plays your announcement, enter the two-digit remote
access code (19 is the default code, see page 103 to change it).
• The system automatically announces the number of new or old
messages (if any), and then begins to play them.
3. You can also enter the following remote commands.
Remote commands
1
Press to listen to all messages.
2
Press to listen to new messages only.
3
Press to delete the current message (during playback).
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4
44
Press twice to delete all old messages.
Press to repeat the current message (during playback).
Press twice to listen to the previous message.
5
Press to stop.
*5
Press to listen to a list of remote commands.
6
Press to skip to the next message (during playback).
*7
Press to record a new announcement.
8
Press to hang up the call.
0
Press to turn the answering system on or off.
4. Hang up or press 8 to end the call.
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Remote access
Print out and carry the remote access wallet card at the back of this user’s
manual for quick reference.
NOTES:
• If you do not press any keys after you enter the remote access code, all new messages play. If
there are no new messages, all old messages play.
• Once the new messages have played, the telephone announces the help menu options. If you
do not press any key within 20 seconds, the remote access call automatically disconnects.
• When the answering system is turned off, the telephone answers after 10 rings, and announces,
“Please enter your remote access code.”
• When the memory is full, the answering system answers incoming calls after 10 rings and
announces, “Memory is full. Enter the remote access code.”
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Adding and registering handsets/headsets
Your telephone can support up to 12 DECT 6.0 cordless handsets (AT&T
model TL90073, sold separately) or up to 10 cordless handsets and 2 cordless
headsets (sold separately). Visit www.telephones.att.com/headsets for
a list of compatible DECT 6.0 cordless headsets. Each new handset or headset
must be registered to the telephone base before use. You must register each
handset or headset separately.
To register a cordless headset to this telephone system, please refer to the
user’s manual of the cordless headset for more details. To register a cordless
handset, see below.
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 your telephone base
1. Before you begin registration, make sure the handset is out of the telephone
base or charger and shows To register, see user manual.
2. Put the handset you wish to register on the telephone base cradle.
For registration, put the handset on the
telephone base, not the handset charger.
3. The handset shows Registering...Please wait. If the registration is
successful, both the handset and the telephone base screens display
HANDSET X Registered (HANDSET represents the handset name,
X represents the handset number). Both the handset and the telephone
base beep. The handset is now registered with the telephone base.
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Adding and registering handsets/headsets
-OR1. Press and hold /HANDSET LOCATOR on the telephone base for about
four seconds and it shows Registering... Please wait.
2. Press QUIET # on the handset. The handset shows Registering... Please
wait. If the registration is successful, both the handset and the telephone
base screens display HANDSET X Registered (HANDSET represents the
handset name, X represents the handset number). Both the handset and
the telephone base beep. The handset is now registered with the
telephone base.
If registration fails, the system will automatically try to register again. If
registration fails after the third try, Registration failed appears on both
screens. The handset shows To register, see user manual and the telephone
base returns to idle mode. This may take up to five minutes to occur. Please
start again from Step 1.
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 two beeps.
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Deregister 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. The telephone base screen shows Registering... Please wait for
five seconds, then it shows Deregister all devices? Release /HANDSET
LOCATOR.
3. Quickly press /HANDSET LOCATOR again or press YES. You must press
/HANDSET LOCATOR or YES within five seconds. If the telephone base
returns to idle screen, start again with Step 1 above.
4. The telephone base shows Deregistered all devices when the registration
completes. It takes up to ten seconds to complete the deregistration process.
Before registering the handset again, wait for the cordless handset screen to
display To register, see user manual.
5. After deregistering, register each handset again individually following the
registration instructions in Adding and registering handsets/headsets on
pages 116-117.
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 ten minutes, the screen shows To register, see
user manual.
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Handset screen icons
home line - On steadily when the home
line is in use or there is an incoming home
call.
12
ANS
ON
Home
CHRISTINE SMITH
888-722-7702
5:32am
8/06
SAVE
1
CELL line- On steadily when a cell line is in use
or there is an incoming cell call.
2
1 2
Bluetooth connected devices There are Bluetooth connected devices on the
active devices list.
1 2
Bluetooth disconnected devices There are Bluetooth disconnected devices on the
active devices list.
2
(flashing)
Wireless Bluetooth headset - On steadily when
a wireless Bluetooth headset is in use on the
home line.
Battery status - Battery is low; place handset in
telephone base or charger
to recharge.
Battery status - Battery is charging.
Speakerphone - The speakerphone is
in use.
Ringer off - The handset ringer is off.
New voicemail - New voicemail received from
your telephone service provider.
ANS
ON
Answering system on - The answering system is
turned on.
New answering system message - New message
in the answering system.
NEW
MUTE
New caller ID log - Missed and new calls.
Mute - Microphone is muted.
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Telephone base screen icons
ANS
ON
12
CHRISTINE SMITH
888-722-7702
5:32am
8/06
home line - On steadily when the home line is in use or there is an
incoming home call.
1
CELL line- On steadily when a cell line is in use or there is an incoming
cell call.
2
1 2
Bluetooth connected devices There are Bluetooth connected devices on the active devices list.
1 2
Bluetooth disconnected devices There are Bluetooth disconnected devices on the active devices list.
2
Wireless Bluetooth headset - On steadily when a wireless Bluetooth
headset is in use on the home line.
Ringer off - The handset ringer is off.
New voicemail - New voicemail received from your telephone service
provider.
ANS
ON
Answering system on - The answering system is turned on.
New answering system message - New message in the answering
system.
NEW
MUTE
New caller ID log - Missed and new calls.
Mute - Microphone is muted.
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Alert tones
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 CID or DIR when the volume is already at its
highest or lowest setting.
-ORYou have reached the end of the caller ID history.
-ORCall waiting tone.
-ORError tone.
Confirmation tone
(Three rising tones)
The telephone has completed the command successfully.
Four beeps
The other party has ended your intercom call.
-OROut of range while the handset is on a call.
Four short beeps
Low battery warning.
Four rising tones
Your Android cell phone has received mobile notification.
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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 /VOLUME/ 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
The system has completed the command successfully.
(three rising tones)
Four beeps
The other party has ended your intercom call.
Four short beeps
Registration failure tone.
Four rising tones
Your Android cell phone has received mobile notifications.
-ORLow battery alert.
Beeps every ten seconds
Message alert.
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Lights
Handset indicator lights
CHARGE light
On when the handset is charging in the
telephone base or charger.
High contrast
lighted display
Lighted keypad
• On when the handset is lifted from the
telephone base or charger.
• On when a key is pressed.
/SPEAKER light
On when the speakerphone is in use.
Telephone base indicator lights
/PLAY/STOP
CELL 1/CELL 2/
HEADSET lights
• On when the answering
system is playing
recorded messages.
• Flashes when there are
new messages.
CELL 1/
• On when the
telephone base is
paired and connected
with a Bluetooth
device.
• Flash alternately while
pairing a Bluetooth
device.
• Flash quickly when
there is an incoming
cell call.
CELL 2
• On when the cell line is
in use.
• Flashes quickly when
there is an incoming cell
call.
• Flashes slowly when the
cell call is on hold.
/ANS ON/OFF
On when the answering
system is turned on.
HOME
• On when the home line is in use.
• Flashes quickly when there is an
incoming home call.
• Flashes slowly when the home
call is on hold.
MUTE
On when the
microphone is muted.
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Screen messages
Display screen messages
Base is calling
Bluetooth system busy
Caller ID log empty
Call transferred
Calling base
Contact deleted
Calling HANDSET X
The telephone base is calling.
You are trying to make a cell call or access the Bluetooth
menu when the Bluetooth link is already being used.
There are no entries in the caller ID history.
An outside call from one handset is transferred to another
handset.
The handset is calling the telephone base (for intercom
calls).
A directory entry is deleted.
The handset or telephone base is calling another handset
(for intercom calls).
The telephone base is transferring an outside call to a
handset.
Cell
Cell 1/2 alert:
XXX
The cell line is on a call.
The Android phone that you paired with this telephone
received a mobile notification.
Cell 1/2 low batt
Message received from Alerts manager that your cell
phone’s battery is low.
Cell call on hold
A call on the cell line has been put on hold.
Cell line in use
Connecting
Device X
Another system handset is using the cell line.
The telephone base is trying to establish connection with a
Bluetooth device.
to the base...
Connection failed
Directory empty
A Bluetooth device in the paired or active devices list fails
to establish connection with your telephone system.
There are no directory entries.
Directory full
The directory is full. You cannot save any new entries unless
you delete some current entries.
Downloading...
The system is downloading a directory from a cell phone.
Ended
You have just ended a call.
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Screen messages
HANDSET X is calling
Home
Home call on hold
Home & cell
calls on hold
Home & cell
lines in use
Home line in use
Incoming call
Intercom
Another system handset is calling.
The home line is on a call.
A call on the home line has been put on hold.
Calls on the home and cell lines have been put on hold.
Calls on the home and cell lines are being used.
A system handset or another telephone on the same home
line is in use.
There is a call coming in.
The handset is on an intercom call.
Intercom ended
The intercom call has just ended.
Low battery
The battery needs to be charged.
Muted
The handset microphone is off. The other party cannot hear
you, but you can hear the other party.
Microphone ON
The handset microphone is on.
New voicemail
There are new voicemail messages from your telephone
service provider.
No answer.
Try again.
You tried to make an intercom call, but the handset you are
calling is busy or out of range.
No battery
The battery is not properly installed and the handset is in
the telephone base or charger.
No caller info
The caller information is not available.
No entries
found.
Download from
SIM only ?
There are no entries found when you download a cell
phone directory from the cell memory.
No entries
found.
Download from
Phone only ?
There are no entries found when you download a cell
phone directory from your SIM card.
There are no entries found in either the cell or SIM card
when you download a cell phone directory from both
memories.
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Screen messages
No connected cellular
phones
No home line
There is no cellular phone connected to the base.
There is no telephone line connected.
No Incoming PTT
The incoming PTT function is turned off. The handset will
not receive PTT calls.
No message
There is no message recorded on the answering system.
No signal, call ended
Not available
at this time
Number already saved
Out of range OR
Base no power
**Paging**
Place in charger
The phone lost connection with the telephone base or does
not have a strong enough signal and the phone call ended.
Someone else is already using the directory or caller ID
history on another handset.
The telephone number you have entered is already in the
directory.
The telephone base has lost power, or the handset is out of
range.
The cordless handset is paged by the telephone base.
The battery is very low. The handset should be charged.
PTT From
HANDSET X
To devices:
X
One handset has started a PTT session to another handset.
PTT to BASE
You have started the PTT process with the telephone base.
PTT To
HANDSET X
Push to talk
Ended
Quiet mode on
Quiet mode is off
You have started the PTT process with a handset.
The PTT session is ended.
QUIET mode is on.
QUIET mode is turned off.
Rec mem full
The system recording time is full.
Rec mem low
The system recording time is low.
Registering...
Please wait
The handset is registering to the telephone base.
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Screen messages
Registration failed
Ringer off
Ringer muted
Saved
The handset registration is not successful.
The ringer is turned off.
The ringer is off temporarily while the device is ringing.
An entry has been successfully saved in the directory.
To register,
see user manual
Screen display before handset registration.
Unable to call.
Try again.
You try to join a call when there are already hour handsets
on that call.
You try to make an outside call when another device is
transferring a call with the intercom feature.
XX Missed calls
There are new calls in the caller ID log.
XX New messages
There are new messages in the answering system.
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Troubleshooting
If you have difficulty with your telephone, please try the suggestions below.
For customer service, or to purchase accessories or replacement parts, visit our
website at www.telephones.att.com, or call 1 (800) 222-3111.
In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
I cannot pair my cell phone to the telephone base.
• Make sure you have cellular coverage.
• Make sure your cell phone is compatible with your TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473. Check the Bluetooth compatibility list at
www.telephones.att.com/bluetooth.
• Make sure the Bluetooth function of your cell phone is turned on. See the
user’s manual of your cell phone for more information.
• Make sure that you set your cell phone to search for devices.
• If the TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 is in your cell
phone device history list, delete it and try pairing again.
• Carefully follow the pairing instructions on pages 18-19 and make sure that
your cell phone is not connected to any other Bluetooth device.
• Turn off your cell phone, then turn it on again.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical power. Wait
for approximately 15 seconds, then plug it back in. Repeat the above
suggestions.
I cannot pair my headset to the telephone base.
• Make sure that your Bluetooth headset is in discoverable mode when pairing
with the telephone base. See the user’s manual of your headset for more
information on how to set your headset to discoverable mode.
• Make sure your headset is compatible with your TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473. Check the Bluetooth compatibility list at
www.telephones.att.com/bluetooth.
• Carefully follow the pairing instructions on pages 20-21. Make sure that your
headset is not connected to any other Bluetooth device.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical power. Wait
for approximately 15 seconds, then plug it back in. Repeat the above
suggestions.
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I cannot connect my cell phone with the telephone base.
• Make sure that the Bluetooth function of your cell phone is turned on.
See the user’s manual of your cell phone for more information.
• Make sure that your Bluetooth cell phone is not connected to any other
Bluetooth device.
• Turn off your cell phone, then turn it on again.
• Make sure that your cell phone is on the active devices list.
• For some cell phones, you must authorize the TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 device in your cell phone’s Bluetooth feature.
See the user’s manual of your cell phone for more information.
• Manually connect your cell phone to the TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/
TL96423/TL96473. Refer to the user’s manual of your cell phone for more
information.
I cannot connect my headset with the telephone base.
• Make sure that your Bluetooth headset is not connected to any other
Bluetooth device.
• Make sure that your headset is on the active devices list.
I cannot put my headset in discoverable mode.
• Refer to the user’s manual of your headset for information on how to set
your headset to discoverable mode.
• Make sure that the headset is not connected to any other Bluetooth device
in order to successfully pair and connect to the telephone base.
• Carefully follow the pairing process on pages 20-21.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical power. Wait
for approximately 15 seconds, then plug it back in. Repeat the above
suggestions.
I don’t know how to search for or add new devices on my cell phone.
• Most cell phones have the Bluetooth feature in the connection or setup
menus. Please refer to the user’s manual of your cell phone.
• In general, press the menu key on your cell phone, then look for the
Bluetooth menu in the settings or connection menu. In the Bluetooth menu,
select the option to search for or add new devices.
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My cell phone disconnects with the telephone base.
• Turn off your cell phone, then turn it on again.
• Make sure that you are not using your cell phone when on a cell call.
My cell phone is connected to the telephone base, but I cannot make a cell
call.
• Make sure that your cell phone is not in use when you are trying to make a
cell call.
• For some smartphones, make sure that the cellular function is turned on.
Bluetooth system busy appears on the display.
• Make sure that your cell phone is not in use when connected and on the
active devices list.
• Make sure that your cell phone or headset is not connected to any other
Bluetooth device.
• TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 can only use one
Bluetooth device at a time.
The PIN on the telephone base does not work.
• The default PIN is 0000.
• If you have changed the PIN, it will appear on the telephone base in the
pairing process.
I cannot hear any audio on my telephone system when on a cell call.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical power. Wait for
approximately 15 seconds, then plug it back in.
• Turn off your cell phone, then turn it on again.
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I cannot download contacts from my cell phone to my TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473.
• Make sure that your cell phone is paired and connected to the base.
• Make sure you place your cell phone next to the base while downloading.
• If your cell phone does not support the download, you can send the directory
from your cell phone. The system can receive the directory automatically. See
the user’s manual of your cell phone for more information.
I see duplicate entries in my downloaded directory.
• If you see duplicate directory entries, you can delete them manually. Another
option is to download again from either your SIM card or phone memory, but
not both.
Some of my cell phone contacts were not imported to my TL96273/
TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473.
• Make sure to try copying the contacts from your SIM card to your cell phone
memory first, then download from your phone memory. If that doesn’t work,
try copying the contacts from your cell phone memory to your SIM card,
then download from your SIM card. For more information on how to transfer
contacts between your SIM card and your phone memory, refer to the user’s
manual of your cell phone.
Can the TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 help the poor cell
phone reception in my house?
• If your cell phone has poor reception in your home, the TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 cannot improve the reception. However, if
you have a location in your house with better reception, you can leave your
cell phone in that location while you use TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/
TL96423/TL96473 cell line. In order for this to work, the cell phone must
be within 30 feet of the telephone base for optimal performance.
The listening volume of my cell call is too loud or quiet.
• During a cell call, if the listening volume is too loud or quiet, try changing
the volume on your cell phone. On some cell phones, changing the volume
on the cell phone affects your cell call volume on the TL96273/TL96323/
TL96373/TL96423/TL96473 handset.
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Troubleshooting
The phone doesn’t play my iPhone ringtone when there is an incoming call.
• Make sure the operating system of your iPhone is iOS 4.1 or later.
• Make sure you have turned on the Cell ringer feature (page 29).
The iPhone ringtone played is unclear or too loud with noise.
• The quality of ringtone played on your telephone is subject to individual
ringtone characteristics�.
• Try using another iPhone ringtone to test the quality.
My phone doesn’t work at all.
• Make sure the power cord is securely plugged in.
• Make sure that the battery connector is securely plugged into the handset.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is securely and firmly plugged into the
telephone base and the telephone wall jack.
• Charge the battery in the handset for at least 11 hours. For optimum daily
performance, return the handset to the telephone base or charger when not
in use.
• If the battery is depleted, charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before
you use it. Refer to page 10 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 handset and telephone base to reset.
• You may need to purchase a new battery. Please refer to
Battery installation and charging (pages 10-11) in this user’s manual.
I cannot get a dial tone.
• First try all the suggestions above.
• Move the handset closer to the telephone base. You might have moved out
of range.
• 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
(charges may apply).
• Your line cord may be defective. Install a new telephone line cord.
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Troubleshooting
I cannot dial out.
• Try all the suggestions in I cannot get a dial tone on page 132.
• Make sure you have a dial tone before dialing. The 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 handset before dialing,
or dialing from another room in your home with less background noise.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a
working telephone. If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or telephone service. Contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
My handset isn’t performing normally.
• Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into the telephone base. Plug
the power adapter into a different working electrical outlet not controlled by
a wall switch.
• Move the handset closer to the telephone base. You might 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 handset and telephone
base to reset.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can
cause interference to your cordless telephone. Try installing your telephone
as far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
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Troubleshooting
The handset registration is unsuccessful.
Follow the steps below to register the handset again.
1. Make sure the handset is out of the telephone base or charger and shows
To register, see user manual before you begin registration.
2. Place the handset you wish to register on the telephone base cradle. The
handset displays Registering... Please wait on the handset and the red
IN USE light on the telephone base turns on. It takes about 90 seconds
to complete the registration process. The handset displays HANDSET X
Registered (X represents the registered handset number). The IN USE light
turns off and the handset beeps when registration is completed.
Refer to the Adding and registering handsets/headsets section on pages
116-117 for details.
Out of range OR Base no power appears on my cordless handset.
• Ensure that the telephone base is powered up.
• 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 might 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 to your cordless telephone. Try installing your telephone
as far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
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Troubleshooting
The batteries do not hold a charge.
• If the handset is in the charger and the charge light does not turn on, refer
to The charge light is off (page 139) in this Troubleshooting guide.
• Charge the battery in the handset for at least 11 hours. For optimum daily
performance, return the 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 page 10 for details.
• You may need to purchase a new battery. Please refer to
Battery installation and charging (pages 10-11) in this user’s manual.
I get noise, static, or a weak signal even when I’m near the telephone base.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (digital subscriber line - DSL)
through your telephone lines, you must install a DSL filter between the
telephone line cord and the telephone wall jack (see page 9). The filter
prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by 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 to your cordless telephone. Try installing your telephone
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 your phone is plugged in with a modem or a surge protector, plug the
phone (or modem/surge protector) into a different location. If this doesn’t
solve the problem, relocate your phone or modem farther apart from one
another, or use a different surge protector.
• Relocate your phone to a higher location. The phone may have better
reception when installed in a high area.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a
working telephone. If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or telephone service. Contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
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I experience poor sound quality when using the speakerphone.
• For increased sound quality while using the speakerphone, place the handset
on a flat surface with the dial pad facing up.
• When using a speakerphone, controlling background noise in your
environment is essential. While you are listening to your party, press
MUTE/DELETE to temporarily turn your microphone off. When it is your turn
to speak, remember to press MUTE/DELETE again to turn the
microphone on.
• Excessive background noise will cause a speakerphone to fade in and out.
Try controlling the background noise by turning off any audio devices near
the speakerphone. Also, try to avoid interrupting the person at the other
end of the conversation while they are speaking. If background noise cannot
be controlled, you should terminate speakerphone operation and return to
normal handset mode.
I hear other calls while using my phone.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in
a working telephone. If the other phones in your home are having the
same problem, the problem is in your wiring or telephone service. Call your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
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My cordless handset does not ring when I receive a call.
• Make sure that the ringer is not turned off. Refer to Ringer volume on page
31 in this user’s manual.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged securely into the telephone
base and the telephone jack. Make sure the power cord is securely plugged
in.
• The cordless handset may be too far from the telephone base.
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least 11 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 might be limiting the operating range. Try
moving the telephone base to another location, preferably to a
higher location.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a
working telephone. If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or telephone service. Contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• Test a working phone at the phone jack. If another phone has the same
problem, the problem is the phone jack. Contact your telephone service
provider (charges may apply).
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can
cause interference to your cordless telephone. Try installing your telephone
as far away as possible from these types of electronic devices.
• Completely remove the battery. Replace the battery and place the cordless
handset in 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 might be defective. Try installing a new line cord.
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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 to your cordless telephone. Try installing your telephone
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 doesn’t solve the
problem, relocate your phone or modem farther apart from one another, or
use a different surge protector.
• Relocate your telephone base to a higher location. The phone may have
better reception when installed in a high area.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a
working telephone. If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or telephone service. Contact your
telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• Excessive background noise will cause a speakerphone to fade in and out.
Try controlling the background noise by turning off any audio devices near
the speakerphone. Also, try to avoid interrupting the person at the other end
of the conversation while they are speaking. If background noise cannot be
controlled, you should stop speakerphone operation and return to normal
handset mode.
• When using a speakerphone, controlling background noise in your
environment is essential. While you are listening to your party, press
MUTE/DELETE to temporarily turn your microphone off. When it is your turn
to speak, remember to press MUTE/DELETE to turn the microphone on.
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The charge light is off.
• Make sure the power and line cords are plugged in correctly and securely.
• Unplug the electrical power. Wait for 15 seconds, then plug it back in. Allow
up to one minute for the handset and telephone base to reset.
• Clean the handset and telephone base charging contacts each month using
a pencil eraser or cloth.
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 (digital subscriber line - DSL)
through your telephone lines, you must install a DSL filter between the
telephone line cord and the telephone wall jack (see page 9). The filter
prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by 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 provided by
your telephone service provider. Caller ID features work only if both you
and the caller are in areas offering caller ID service, and if both telephone
companies use compatible equipment.
An
icon and New voicemail show on the display and I don’t know why.
• Your telephone has voicemail indication that is separate from the built-in
answering system. If
appears on the display, then your telephone has
received a signal from your telephone service provider that you have a
voicemail message waiting for you to retrieve from your telephone service
provider. Contact your telephone service provider for more information on
how to access your voicemail.
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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 106). If you subscribe to voicemail service from
your telephone service provider (charges may apply), contact your telephone
service provider for more information on how to access your voicemail.
I am receiving 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
(page 105).
• If the caller pauses for longer than seven 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.
I am having difficulty hearing messages.
• Press VOLUME to increase speaker volume on the telephone base.
• Press VOLUME to increase the listening volume on a handset.
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The answering system does not answer after the correct number of rings.
• Make sure the answering system is on. When the answering system is on,
ANS ON should show on the handset and the telephone base. The ANS
ON/OFF light is lit on the telephone base.
• If toll saver is selected (page 102), the number of rings changes to two when
there are new messages waiting.
• If the memory is full or the system is off, the system answers after 10 rings.
• In some cases, the answering system is affected by the ringing system used
by the telephone service provider.
• If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so that
your answering system answers before your voicemail answers (page 106).
To determine how many rings activate your voicemail, please 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.
The answering system announces “Time and day not set.”
• You need to set the date and time (page 34).
System does not respond to remote commands.
• Make sure to enter your remote access code correctly (page 103).
• 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 touchtone 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 the dial
pad keys firmly.
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The answering system does not record messages.
• Make sure the answering system is on.
• Make sure the memory of the answering system is not full. When the
answering machine memory is full, it does not record new messages until
some old messages are deleted.
• If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so that
your answering system answers before your voicemail answers (page 106).
To determine how many rings activate your voicemail, please 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.
The outgoing announcement is not clear.
• When you record your announcement, make sure you speak in a normal tone
of voice towards the microphone of the handset.
• Make sure there is no background noise (TV, music, etc.) while recording.
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 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. In these instances, 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.
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Common cure for electronic equipment:
If the telephone is not responding normally, try resetting the telephone. Do the
following in the order listed:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
Disconnect the handset battery, and spare battery, if applicable.
Wait a few minutes.
Connect power to the telephone base.
Completely remove the battery. Replace the battery and place the handset
into the telephone base.
6. Wait for the 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 it must
be treated 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
• Your telephone can be damaged 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. Pull the telephone
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.
• Avoid using a telephone during a thunderstorm. There might be a slight chance of electric shock
from lightning.
• 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 might 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 liquids,
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, read the Troubleshooting section on pages 128-143
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 149-150. Do not open this product except as may be 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 (page 11). 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-thetable or cabinet outlet.
CAUTION: Use only the power adapter 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.
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.
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Important safety information
• 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.
ECO mode
This power conserving technology reduces power consumption for optimal battery performance. The
ECO mode activates automatically whenever the handset is synchronized with the telephone base.
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 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 1.0. 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.
• 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.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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 20cm (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 about this product should be directed to our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial
1 (866) 288-4268.
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 repairs
or replaces 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 the defective parts,
modules, or equipment. Repair or replacement of the PRODUCT, at the manufacturer’s option, is
your exclusive remedy. The manufacturer returns the 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 whose warranty/quality stickers, PRODUCT serial number plates or electronic
serial numbers have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; 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 a valid proof of purchase (see item 6 below); or
• Charges for installation or setup, adjustment of customer controls, and installation or repair
of systems outside the unit.
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5. How do you get warranty service?
To obtain warranty service in the United States of America, visit
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, please
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 might 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. 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 notifies you and requests 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:
a. Return the entire original package and contents including the PRODUCT to the service
location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty; and
b. Include “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the PRODUCT purchased
(PRODUCT model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
c. 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 might also
have other rights that 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 might 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 might not apply
to you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase.
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Appendix
Technical specifications
RF frequency band
1921.536MHz — 1928.448MHz
Channels
5
Operating temperature
32°F — 122°F
0°C — 50°C
Telephone base voltage
(AC voltage, 60Hz)
96 — 129 Vrms
Telephone base voltage
(AC adapter output)
6VDC @600mA
Handset battery
2.4 VDC, AAA x 2, Ni-MH
Charger voltage
(AC adapter output)
6VAC @300mA
Operating times*
Talk time (handset): up to 7 hours
Talk time (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 longr 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.
Simulated full duplex handset speakerphone
The simulated full duplex speakerphone on your handset allows both ends of a call to
speak and be heard at the same time. Optimal performance is subject to external factors
and individual usage.
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Index
Index
A
Add a Bluetooth headset 20-21
Add a cell phone 18-19
Add a handset 116-117
Alerts manager 16
Alert tones 121, 122
Announcement 97-99
Answer a cell call 47
Answer a cell call while on a home
call 49
Answer a home call 45
Answering system and voicemail 106
Answering system settings 97-105,
100–106
Answer on/off 100
B
Battery charging 10, 11
Battery installation 10, 11
Bluetooth 14-29
Bluetooth connection from idle mode
22
Bluetooth features 14
Bluetooth setup 18-29
C
Caller ID history 90
Caller ID log 90
Caller ID manager 16
Call screening 107
Cell area code 41
Cell call 47–48
Cell phone download directory 26-27
Cell ringer 29
Change a one-to-one PTT to intercom
call 76
Change PIN 29
Connect an active device 23
Connect to Cell 16
D
Date 34
Delete a message 110–111
Delete from the caller ID log 95
Dial a caller ID log entry 92
Directory 78–88
Disconnect an active device 23
Display screen messages 124
Download directory 26-27
DSL 9
E
Edit a directory entry 86
Edit the type of a directory entry 88
End a cell call 47
End a home call 45
End mute 58, 59
Expand your telephone system 116,
117, 134
F
Find handset 57
Flash (switch hook flash) 47
H
Handset icons 119
Handset lights 123
Handset locator 57
HD audio 151
Headset 20, 46
Home area code 40
Home directory 78
I
Icons 119, 120
Important safety information 145–
146
Indicator lights 123
Intercom 63-69
152
Index
Index
Interruption to directory download 28
L
LCD language 33
Lights 123
Limited warranty 149–150
Listening volume 58
M
Maintenance 144
Make a cell call 47
Make a home call 45
Memory match 90
Memos 113
Message alert tone 104
Message capacity 107
Message playback 109-112
Missed calls 90
Mute 58
N
Number of rings 102
O
Operating range 151
P
Paging 57
Phonebook (directory) 78
Predialing 45
PTT 70–77
Pulse dialing 42
Push-to-talk 70–77
Q
Quick reference guide 1–7
R
Record announcement 98
Redial list 52-56, 61, 62
Remote access code 103, 114
Remove a device 24
Repeat messages 110, 111
Replace a handset 118
Replace an active device 25
Review the active devices list 23
Review the directory 84
Ringtone share 14
S
Safety information 145–146
Save a caller ID log entry to the
directory 93
Set date/time 34
Share an outside call 57, 67-69
Skip messages 110, 111
Stop messages 111
T
Take a call off mute 58, 59
Technical specifications 151
Telephone base installation 9
Telephone base lights 123
Telephone operating range 151
Temporary tone dialing 59
Time 34
Transfer a call 67-69
Transfer a call from a handset to a
headset 46
Troubleshooting 128–143
Turn on or off the answering system
100
U
Use a Bluetooth headset 46
Using the home and cell lines
together 51
153
Index
Index
V
View the directory download
information 28
Voicemail 50, 106
Volume 31, 37, 58, 110–111
W
Wall mounting 12–13
Warranty 149–150
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Remote access wallet card
The wallet card below lists the commands needed to control
your answering system from any touch-tone telephone.
Cut along dotted line.
Call your telephone number, then enter
your 2-digit remote access code
(preset to 19).
Fold here.
Action
Remote command
Play all messages......................1
Play new messages...................2
Delete the message..................3 (during message
playback)
Delete all old messages.........33
Repeat or go back.....................4
Stop...................................................5
Help menu.....................................*5
Skip the message.......................6
Record announcement............*7
Turn system on or off..............0
End remote access call...........8 (or hang up)
TL96273/TL96323/TL96373/TL96423/TL96473
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