BellSouth MH9915 Owner`s manual

900 MHz CORDLESS CALLER ID
TELEPHONE WITH CALL WAITING
40 CHANNEL AUTOSCAN
Model MH9915
OWNER'S MANUAL
INSTALLATION AND
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ THIS
MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE USE.
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REFERENCE.
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ongratulations on your selection of a quality BellSouth Product. With proper
care, and by following the setup and user instructions in this manual, this unit
will provide you with years of trouble-free service.
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When examining your new BellSouth cordless telephone, you will find an array of
special features including:
Filtered Sound™ System - Receives considerably less noise than conventional cordless
telephones because of a special circuit which delivers the clearest possible
reception.
50 Channel Autoscan - Press the del/chan
to the clearest channel for any call.
button on the HANDSET to find and lock on
Desk or Wall Mount - Use this equipment as a desk phone or as a wall phone.
TONE or PULSE Dialing - Use this phone for either TONE (push-button) or PULSE
(rotary) dialing.
Automated Functions - Redial the last number called and automatic STANDBY mode.
Security - Ensures greater privacy because a built-in security code with 65,536
combinations prevents use of your telephone line by another nearby cordless
telephone.
Dependable Battery - Recharge your BATTERY PACK many times with the built-in
charger. The battery low warning tone tells you when the BATTERY PACK needs
recharging (See page 27).
Special Services - Use the flash/edit button to access special services such as Call
Waiting supplied by your telephone company or company switchboard.
STANDBY Mode - When in STANDBY mode (ON-HOOK), the telephone is capable of
receiving a call. When the HANDSET is on the BASE UNIT, it is automatically in the
STANDBY mode (ON-HOOK). When the HANDSET is taken off the BASE UNIT, it
remains in the STANDBY mode until you activate the talk button.
Battery Power Saver - Once fully charged, in STANDBY mode, the HANDSET can
receive/send calls for a maximum of five days without the need for recharging.
Length of charge depends on frequency of use.
Luminous LCD Screen - The LCD Screen emits light for 10 seconds every time you
press any of the TELEPHONE KEYPAD buttons.
HANDSET Ringer Level - Select the ringer sound level (HI, LOW, OFF).
HANDSET Volume Control Switch - Select the receiver volume level (HI, MID, LOW).
Special Features
HEADSET JACK - Your telephone can utilize a headset for hands-free communication.
BELT CLIP - Use the BELT CLIP to hang your HANDSET on your belt.
CALLER ID SYSTEM
Multi-Function Large LCD Screen - Shows the number you are dialing and, with Caller
ID service (available through subscription from your local telephone company),
displays information about the caller before you answer the call.
Name and Number DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK) - Stores up to 40 names and numbers
so that you can call them with a single key stroke.
Caller List - Available with Caller ID service. Stores up to 80 calls to keep track of
everyone who called. The name, phone number, time and date of the call are
recorded. Allows you to return their calls with a single key stroke.
Preferred Calls - You can mark the name and number of a welcome caller in the
DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK). When that number calls in, the caller’s name will
appear on the LCD Screen and a special ring sound will be heard.
Blocked Calls - You can mark the name and number of an unwelcome caller in
the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK). When that number calls in, the caller’s name will
appear on the LCD Screen and the ringer will be disabled.
Repeat Call Indicator - Shows if a new incoming call has called more than once.
Unavailable Call Indicator - Advises you that the origin of the incoming call does not
support the Caller ID system.
Call Waiting Service - Displays the name and number of the second caller, if you
have subscribed for Call Waiting service from your local telephone company
(see page 13).
Voice Mail - Indicates message waiting signal if you subscribed to Voice Mail message
service and requested Visual Message Indication from your local telephone
company (see page 13)
HANDSET Controls
1. HANDSET ANTENNA
2. LARGE LCD SCREEN
3. RE (REDIAL)/PA (PAUSE)
/SAVE BUTTON Pg. 10,
15~18, 20~25
4. DIR (DIRECTORY)
BUTTON Pg. 14~19
5. TALK BUTTON
Pg. 6, 7, 9, 10, 13,
14, 18, 29
6. TELEPHONE KEYPAD
Pg. 16~18, 20~22, 24, 25
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Pg. 19, 21, 25
8. MENU/VOICE MAIL
BUTTON
Pg. 13, 20~25
10. NEW CALL/MESSAGE
WAITING LED
INDICATOR Pg. 13, 14
11. VOLUME CONTROL
(HI, MID, LOW)
SWITCH
12. BATT LOW
INDICATOR Pg. 27
13. SCROLL UP-DOWN/SHIFT
LEFT-RIGHT BUTTON
Pg. 12, 14~24
14. HEADSET JACK
Pg. 11
15. OPTION BUTTON
Pg. 14, 18, 19
16. DEL (DELETE)/CHAN
(CHANNEL) BUTTON
Pg. 9, 15, 16, 18, 19,
26, 29, 30
17. EDIT/FLASH BUTTON
Pg. 13, 16~18, 20~25
18. CHARGE CONTACTS
HANDSET Controls
1. HANDSET ANTENNA
items.
HANDSET Controls
3.
s a v e /re (REDIAL)/pa (PAUSE) Button: (SAVE) Press and hold down to save the
changes on the listed items. (REDIAL) Press to redial the last number you dialed.
(PAUSE) Press to insert a pause while dialing. (You will need the s a v e /re/pa
button to dial numbers which use an alternative Long Distance Access Code.)
4.
dir
DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK) Button: Press to access names and numbers
stored in the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK). (See pages 14 to 19 for details.)
5.
talk
Button: Press to answer an incoming call or to place a call. Press to end a
call.
6. TELEPHONE KEYPAD 1 to oper 0 Buttons: Allows you to make a call depending
on pressed button. (For TELEPHONE KEYPAD characters, see page 17.)
7. TEMPORARY TONE * Button: Press to temporarily change the DIALING mode
from PULSE to TONE for Rotary Service Users. (Press once before entering
numbers to access the answering system or electronic banking services, etc.)
8.
voice mail/menu Button: (VOICE MAIL) Press to automatically dial the Voice Mail Post
Code in your area to access your Voice Mail message. (MENU) Press to access the
special functions operation in STANDBY mode. (For special functions see
pages 20~25.)
9. NEW CALL/MSG WAITING (MESSAGE WAITING) LED Indicator: (NEW CALL) Blinks
to indicate that you have a new Caller ID call stored in memory. (MESSAGE
WAITING) Blinks at a slow rate when receiving a Message Waiting signal, if you
have subscribed to a Voice Mail message service from your local telephone
company. (See page 13.)
10. HANDSET Volume Control (hi, mid, low) Switch: Select the receiver volume level
(HI, MID, LOW).
11. BATT LOW INDICATOR: Appears on the LCD Screen when the battery charge is low.
(See page 27 for detail.)
12. SCROLL UP-DOWN, SHIFT LEFT-RIGHT
Large LCD Screen.
Button: Press to move around the
13. HEADSET JACK: For connecting your headset plug to enjoy hands-free
communication. (See page 11 for detail.)
14.
# /option Button: (OPTION) Press to change the displayed telephone number
to 7, 10, or 11 digit DIALING mode during Caller ID callback.
15.
del/chan (DELETE/CHANNEL) Button: (DELETE) - Press and hold down to delete
items or individual characters. (CHANNEL) Press to change the operating channel
when you hear interference.
16.
Button: (EDIT) Press to edit listed items. (FLASH) Press to answer a call
if you have Call Waiting.
flash/edit
17. CHARGE CONTACTS: For charging the BATTERY PACK inside the HANDSET. We
recommend cleaning the CHARGE CONTACTS periodically with a damp cloth.
BASE UNIT Controls
1. TELEPHONE LINE
CONNECTION JACK
Pg. 5, 6, 9, 30
2. POWER-IN
CONNECTION JACK
Pg. 5, 6
3. TONE/PULSE
SELECT SWITCH
Pg. 6, 30
4. BASE UNIT
ANTENNA
Pg. 5, 10, 30, 31
5. IN USE/CHARGE
LED INDICATOR
Pg. 10, 11
6. PAGE BUTTON
7. CHARGE TERMINALS
BASE UNIT Controls
1. TELEPHONE LINE CONNECTION JACK
2. POWER-IN CONNECTION JACK
3. TONE/PULSE Select Switch
4. BASE UNIT ANTENNA: Raise or reposition for the best reception.
5. IN USE/CHARGE LED Indicator: (IN USE) Lights up to indicate that the HANDSET is in
TALK mode. (CHARGE) Lights up when the HANDSET is placed on the BASE UNIT
for charging.
6.
page
Button: Press to page the HANDSET.
7. CHARGE TERMINALS: For charging the HANDSET BATTERY PACK. For best
performance, clean the CHARGE TERMINALS periodically with a damp cloth.
IMPORTANT
Placing your BASE UNIT near appliances
such as televisions, refrigerators, radios, or
microwave ovens may cause interference.
Contents
Safety Instructions.....................................................................................................................3
Getting Started........................................................................................................................... 5
Desk Mounting............................................................................................................................8
Wall Mounting............................................................................................................................. 8
Cordless Telephone Operation...................................................................................................9
Preparing for Use................................................................................................................ 9
Receiving Calls.................................................................................................................... 9
Placing Calls.........................................................................................................................10
Redial Feature......................................................................................................................10
Using the Headset Feature.................................................................................................. 11
Caller ID System Operation........................................................................................................ 12
Caller ID System...................................................................................................................12
Viewing Caller Information During Incoming Calls......................................................... 12
Caller ID with Call Waiting.............................................................................................. 13
Message Waiting........................................................................................................... 13
One-Touch Voice Mail Dialing........................................................................................ 13
Caller List............................................................................................................................. 14
Viewing the Caller List.................................................................................................. 14
Placing a Call from the Caller List.................................................................................. 14
Storing Caller ID Records into the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)....................................... 15
Deleting a Single Record in the Caller List.................................................................... 15
Deleting all Records in the Caller List............................................................................ 15
Name and Telephone Number DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)................................................. 16
Viewing the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)..................................................................... 16
Storing Phone Numbers.................................................................................................16
Telephone Keypad Characters......................................................................................17
Placing Calls from the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)....................................................... 18
Editing a Stored Number in the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)......................................... 18
Deleting a Stored Number in the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)....................................... 19
Preferred Calls.............................................................................................................. 19
Blocked Calls................................................................................................................. 19
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Contents
Function Settings................................................................................................................20
A. Setting the Ringer Level.......................................................................................... 21
B. Changing the Language...........................................................................................21
C. Turning the First Ring ON or OFF............................................................................. 22
D. Setting the Time and Date........................................................................................ 22
E. Adjusting the Contrast............................................................................................. 23
F. Setting the PBX Number............................................................................................23
G. Changing the Flash Time......................................................................................... 23
H. Changing the Pause Time........................................................................................ 24
I. Programming One-Touch Voice Mail Dialing...............................................................24
J. Deleting Message Waiting Indication........................................................................ 25
K. Setting the Area Code............................................................................................. 25
Security................................................................................................................................ 26
Recharging the BATTERY PACK............................................................................................ 27
Changing the BATTERY PACK............................................................................................... 28
Problem Solving..................................................................................................................... 29
Technical Information..................................................................................................................... 30
FCC Requirements........................................................................................................................... 31
Warranty Information....................................................................................................................... 33
Wall Mount Template........................................................................................................................ 37
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Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and/or injury, always follow these
basic safety precautions when using your cordless telephone equipment.
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the telephone.
3. Do not use this telephone near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub,
in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere else where there is water.
4. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
5. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
6. Use only the power cord and BATTERY PACK indicated in the Owner’s Manual. Do
not dispose of the BATTERY PACK in a fire. The BATTERY PACK may explode.
Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
7. Operate this telephone using the electrical voltage as stated on the BASE UNIT or
in the Owner’s Manual. If you are not sure of the voltage in your home, consult your
dealer or local power company.
8. Unplug this telephone from the wall outlet before cleaning or replacing the
BATTERY PACK. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners on the telephone.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
9. Place this telephone on a stable surface. Serious damage and/or injury may result
if the telephone falls.
10. Do not cover the slots and openings on this telephone. This telephone should never
be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This telephone should not be
placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
11. Do not place anything on the power cord. Install the telephone where no one will
step or trip on the cord.
12. Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can increase the risk of fire
or electric shock.
13. Never push any objects through the slots in the telephone. They could touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the telephone.
14. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not take this telephone apart. If service or
repair work is required on this telephone, take it to a qualified service
representative. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the appliance is
subsequently used.
15. Unplug this telephone from the wall outlet and consult a qualified service
representative in any of the following situations.
A. When the power supply cord is frayed or damaged.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the telephone.
C. If the telephone has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the telephone does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment may require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the telephone to normal operation.
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Safety Instructions
16.
17.
18.
19.
E. If the telephone has been dropped or the case has been damaged.
F. If the telephone exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations.
Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has
been disconnected at the network interface.
Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
Battery Safety
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion if BATTERY PACK is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type. To reduce the risk of fire or personal
injury, read and follow these instructions:
1. Use only the following type and size of BATTERY PACK:
Cordless Telephone BATTERY PACK
3.6V, 600mAh
U.S. Electronics Inc.
Ni-Cd BATTERY PACK: model B650
(See page 27 for ordering information.)
2. Do not dispose of the BATTERY PACK in a fire. It may explode. Check with local
codes for possible special disposal instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the BATTERY PACK. Released electrolyte from a BATTERY
PACK is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. Electrolyte may be
toxic if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling the BATTERY PACK to prevent shorting the BATTERY
PACK with conductive materials such as rings, bracelets and keys. The BATTERY
PACK or conductor may overheat and cause burns.
5. Charge the BATTERY PACK provided with (or identified for use with) this telephone
only in accordance with the instructions and limitations specified in this manual.
6. Observe proper polarity orientation between the BATTERY PACK and BATTERY
CHARGER.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ATTENTION:
The telephone that you have purchased contains a rechargeable BATTERY PACK. The
BATTERY PACK is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under various state and local
laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this BATTERY PACK into the municipal waste stream.
Check with your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or
proper disposal.
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Getting Started
Connecting Your Phone
This section is a reference guide to the basic functions and operations of your cordless
telephone. For more detailed descriptions of the operations and features of this
telephone, refer to the Contents on page 1.
1. Carefully remove your cordless telephone from its shipping carton. If there is any
visible damage, do not attempt to operate this equipment. Return it to the place
of purchase.
2. Check to be sure you have all items that come with this cordless telephone system.
You should have a HANDSET, BASE UNIT, AC ADAPTOR, BATTERY PACK,
MOUNTING BRACKET, TELEPHONE LINE CORD, SHORT TELEPHONE LINE CORD,
BELT CLIP, and Owner’s Manual.
BATTERY PACK
WALL MOUNT
DESK MOUNT
HANDSET
TELEPHONE LINE CORD
BASE UNIT
WALL MOUNT
DESK MOUNT
MOUNTING BRACKET
SHORT TELEPHONE LINE CORD
BELT CLIP
AC ADAPTOR
3. Insert the small plug on the end of the AC ADAPTOR into the POWER-IN
CONNECTION JACK at the back of the BASE UNIT.
4. Plug the AC ADAPTOR into a 120V AC wall outlet.
USE ONLY WITH CLASS 2 POWER SOURCE 9V DC, 300mA.
5. Insert one plug of the TELEPHONE LINE CORD into the house TELEPHONE JACK
and the other end into the TELEPHONE LINE CONNECTION JACK at the back of the
BASE UNIT. (If you have an older 4-prong TELEPHONE JACK, you will need an
RJ-11C TELEPHONE JACK ADAPTOR. This adaptor is available at the same place
you purchased your telephone.)
6. Raise or reposition the ANTENNA on the BASE UNIT for the best reception.
7. We recommend not placing this unit next to appliances. Doing so may cause
interference.
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Getting Started
BASE UNIT
BASE UNIT
ANTENNA
TELEPHONE LINE
CONNECTION
JACK
!
+
120V WALL
OUTLET
TELEPHONE
JACK
TONE/PULSE
SELECT SWITCH
POWER-IN
CONNECTION
JACK
AC ADAPTOR
TELEPHONE LINE CORD
8. Install the HANDSET BATTERY PACK by plugging it into the BATTERY CONNECTOR
inside the BATTERY COMPARTMENT.
9. Place the BATTERY PACK inside the BATTERY COMPARTMENT.
10. S l i d e t h e H A N D S E T B A T T E R Y
COMPARTMENT COVER firmly into
BATTERY PACK
place in its closed position.
11. IMPORTANT: Before initial use, charge
the HANDSET for 12 hours.
12. TONE/PULSE Select Switch:
A. If your home is equipped with a tone
dialing system, set the TONE/PULSE
Select Switch to the TONE position.
B. If you have a rotary dialing system,
set the TONE/PULSE Select Switch
to the PULSE position.
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
C. If you are not sure which system you
have, set the TONE/PULSE Select
Switch to the TONE position. Press
the TALK button on the HANDSET
to get a dial tone, and press any
button on the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
except the zero. If the dial tone
BATTERY
continues, it means that you do not
COMPARTMENT
have TONE dialing service. Press
COVER
the TALK button on the HANDSET
to hang up. Set the TONE/PULSE
Select Switch to the PULSE mode
and then try again.
13. Set the date and time on the HANDSET. (See page 22 for details.)
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Getting Started
Press the talk button to confirm that you
have a dial tone. If you do not get a dial tone,
review steps 3 through 12. If you still do not
have a dial tone, refer to the Problem
Solving section on page 29.
Belt Clip Installation
With the back of the HANDSET facing up,
insert one side of the BELT CLIP HOOK into
the matching slot at the top side of the
HANDSET. Press down on the opposite side
of the BELT CLIP until the other hook locks
into the slot on the side of the HANDSET.
BELT CLIP HOOK
You are now ready to use your new
BellSouth Cordless Telephone.
IMPORTANT
In order to utilize the Caller ID feature, you
must subscribe to Caller ID service from
your local telephone company.
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Desk Mounting
Desk Mounting
One of the special features of your telephone is the unique design of the MOUNTING BRACKET
which can hold your phone at an angle of 30° when desk mounting. There are two positions to
choose from:
1. NORMAL POSITION (MOUNTING BRACKET not required):
For normal position, as shown in Figure 1, place
the BASE UNIT on any desired but suitable
location.
FIGURE 1
With the back of the BASE UNIT facing up, insert
the hooks of the MOUNTING BRACKET (following
the arrow direction for the DESK MOUNT) into the
upper four slots of the BASE UNIT. Then slide the
MOUNTING BRACKET upward until it locks into
place.
HAC
2. 30° POSITION (See Figure 2):
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
Wall Mounting
You may choose to put the BASE UNIT of your cordless telephone on a wall.
1. With the back of the BASE UNIT facing up, connect
the SHORT TELEPHONE LINE CORD to the
TELEPHONE LINE CONNECTION JACK.
TELEPHONE
LINE JACK
2. Insert the free end of the SHORT TELEPHONE LINE
CORD through the hole of the MOUNTING BRACKET.
3. Insert the hooks of the MOUNTING BRACKET into
the matching slots on the back of the BASE UNIT
(following the arrow direction for the WALL MOUNT)
then slide the MOUNTING BRACKET until it locks MOUNTING
BRACKET
into place.
4. Plug the free end of the SHORT TELEPHONE LINE
CORD into the MODULAR WALL JACK.
WALL
5. Align the upper keyhole of the MOUNTING BRACKET PLATE
with the upper stud of the wall plate, so that the STUD
opening end of the MOUNTING BRACKET matches
the lower stud, then pull the BASE UNIT down until
it is securely seated.
6. Pull out the HANDSET RETAINER TAB on the BASE WALL PLATE
UNIT, then place the HANDSET in the BASE UNIT
CHARGE CRADLE.
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SHORT
TELEPHONE
LINE CORD
Cordless Telephone Operation
Preparing for Use
Before you can use your cordless telephone, you must charge the HANDSET for 12
hours. Failure to do so will require recharging of the BATTERY PACK more often.
1. Place the HANDSET on the BASE UNIT for 12 hours.
2. After 12 hours, remove the HANDSET from the BASE UNIT.
3. Raise or reposition the BASE UNIT ANTENNA for the best reception.
Before you can use your cordless telephone, you must charge the HANDSET
for 12 hours. Failure to do so will require more frequent charging of the
BATTERY PACK. See page 27 for more information on the BATTERY PACK.
NOTE:
Depending on the frequency of use, once the HANDSET is fully charged, it remains
functional for approximately 4 hours of continuous use and approximately 5 days when
the HANDSET is off the BASE UNIT in STANDBY mode.
Receiving Calls
1. When the phone rings, the LCD Screen
will show “RING.” If you have Caller ID,
the LCD Screen will show the Caller ID
information after the first ring.
2. With the HANDSET off the base, press
the talk button. Start your conversation.
The Call Timer starts to count.
3. To end your conversation, either press the talk button or place the HANDSET on
the BASE UNIT. If you place the HANDSET on the BASE UNIT CHARGE CRADLE,
you activate the AUTOMATIC STANDBY feature.
NOTE: The Call Timer will start to count once you press the
talk
Minutes
Seconds
TALK
08
02
Call Timer Display
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button.
Cordless Telephone Operation
Placing Calls
1. Press the talk button, the Call Timer
starts to count.
2. Wait until you hear a dial tone and then
dial the phone number.
3. When you have finished your call,
press the talk button again or place the
HANDSET on the BASE UNIT.
OR
1, 3
1. Dial the phone number.
2. Press the talk button. T h e n u m b e r
displayed will be dialed.
3. When you have finished with your call,
press the talk button again or place
the HANDSET on the BASE UNIT.
Redial Feature
1. If you get a busy tone, press the talk
button or place the HANDSET on the BASE
UNIT to hang up.
2. Later, press the
talk
button again.
3. Listen for a dial tone.
4. Press the s a v e /re/pa button. This will
automatically redial the last telephone
number you called.
1, 2, 5
4
5. When you have finished with your call,
press the talk button again or place
the HANDSET on the BASE UNIT.
NOTE:
If you are too far away from the BASE UNIT, the HANDSET emits “beep” sounds to
warn you that the background noise level is too high for proper communication between
the HANDSET and the BASE UNIT. When you hear this sound, you should move closer
to the BASE UNIT to reduce the noise level. Otherwise, the call will automatically cut off.
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Cordless Telephone Operation
Using the Headset Feature
Your telephone can utilize a headset (not included) to be connected to your HANDSET
for you to enjoy hands-free communication.
Insert the small plug on the end of the headset into the HEADSET JACK at the left side
of the HANDSET. Follow the procedures discussed in “Receiving Calls” and “Placing
Calls” to receiveand place a call.
HEADSET
MICROPHONE
SPEAKER
HEADSET PLUG
(2.5mm)
HEADSET JACK
NOTE:
When you plug the headset plug into the HEADSET JACK it automatically mutes the
MICROPHONE and SPEAKER of the HANDSET. Unplug the headset to return the
HANDSET to normal use.
Headsets are available at most retail outlets that sell telephone equipment. The
HEADSET JACK is compatible with 2.5 mm headset plugs only.
IMPORTANT
Placing your BASE UNIT near appliances
such as televisions, refrigerators, radios, or
microwave ovens may cause interference.
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Caller ID System Operation
Caller ID System
This telephone automatically displays an incoming caller’s name and telephone
number together with the date and time of the call. It records up to 80 calls and stores
the data in Memory.
IMPORTANT: You must subscribe to the Caller ID service from your local telephone
company to utilize this feature.
Viewing Caller Information During Incoming Calls
1. When there is an incoming call, the name and the telephone number of the caller
will automatically appear after the first ring. Press the SHIFT RIGHT
button to
view a name of more than 11 digits.
OR
Caller’s telephone number will appear if the caller’s name
is not available.
OR
“UNAVAILABLE” will appear when Caller ID information
is not available. The origin of the call does not support
the Caller ID system (including international calls).
OR
“DATA ERROR” will appear when the Caller ID
information was received incorrectly or only part of the
data was received.
NOTE: When an error is received, none of the data from
this call is saved in memory.
OR
“PRIVATE” will appear if the caller’s name and/or
telephone number is blocked.
OR
“MSG WAITING” will appear when a Voice Mail Message
has been received and is stored by the Message Waiting
service provided by the telephone company.
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Caller ID System Operation
Caller ID with Call Waiting
When you subscribe to Call Waiting service from your local telephone company, this
telephone will display the name and number of the second caller while you are
having a conversation with the first caller.
When a new call comes in while you are
talking, you will hear a notification beep from
the HANDSET and the volume is momentarily
muted. The new caller’s name and phone
number, if available, appears on the display.
MIN
SEC
RPT
Second
Caller
First
Caller
1. When you receive a “Call Waiting” call and you want to connect the call,
press the flash/edit button and start talking with the second caller. The
active call will be placed on hold.
2. Press the
flash/edit
3. Press the
call.
talk
button to alternate between calls.
button or place the HANDSET on the BASE UNIT to end the
“MSG WAITING” (Message Waiting)
The Message Waiting LED indicator will blink when there is a message for you from
your telephone company if you have subscribed to Voice Mail message service and
if you have requested Visual Message Indication from your local telephone
company. “MSG WAITING” will appear on the LCD Screen in STANDBY mode. (To
remove the MSG WAITING indicator, see page 25 for detail.)
Note: This function requires voice mail subscription from the local telephone
company. Furthermore, the local phone company must provide a type of voice mail
signaling called “FSK” (Frequency Shift Key). Not all telephone companies have
the visual message waiting feature available. Please contact your local telephone
company to check if this is available in your area.
One-Touch Voice Mail Dialing
When the setting is programmed in the Functions menu (see “Programming
One-Touch Voice Mail Dialing” on page 24) you can dial out a programmed number
at the touch of a button. This feature is specifically designed to easily check voice
mail when you have that service through your local telephone company.
1. Press the
talk
button to access the telephone line.
2. Press the
voice mail/menu
button.
3. The phone will automatically dial the number.
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Caller ID System Operation
Caller List
This phone automatically stores the last 80 calls received. It records call information
such as caller’s name and telephone number together with the date and time of the call.
The NEW CALL LED indicator will blink to indicate that you have a new Caller ID call
stored in memory.
Viewing the Caller List
1. With the HANDSET in STANDBY mode, press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button.
2. Any unviewed (new) calls will be displayed first. The most recent call will be
displayed. The information on the call will be displayed with the name, number,
date, and time that the call was received.
RPT
3. To scroll to the next call, press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button. Pressing
the SCROLL DOWN
button will go through the calls from the last call received
to the first Caller ID record. Pressing the SCROLL UP
button will allow you to
view the calls from the first call received to the last.
4. If the name or number is more than 11 characters, press the SHIFT RIGHT
button to view the rest of the display as indicated by the arrows in the top line of
the LCD Screen. Press the SHIFT LEFT
button to return to the previous
display.
5. Press the DIR button to return to STANDBY mode.
Placing a Call from the Caller List
You can place a call from the Caller list by using the Caller ID CALLBACK feature.
1. Press the SCROLL UP
call back.
or DOWN
button to find the record you wish to
2. Press the # /option button to change the displayed number to 7, 10, or 11
digits. The first dialing option displayed
is the 11 digits for a long distance call.
First press.
RPT
Press the # /option button for the
second time, the displayed number will
change to 7 digits for a local call.
Press the # /option button for the third
time, the displayed number will change
to 10 digits for a local call with area code.
3. Press the
talk
Second press.
RPT
Third press.
RPT
button to dial the displayed number.
4. To end a call, either press the
UNIT.
talk
button or place the HANDSET on the BASE
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Caller ID System Operation
Storing Caller ID Records into the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
1. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button to find the record you wish to
store into the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK).
2. Press and hold the
save
/re/pa button.
3. The display will show “SAVED.”
4. If you wish to edit the newly stored number, edit it in the DIRECTORY
(PHONEBOOK) (page 18, “Editing a Stored Number”).
5. Press the
dir
button to return to STANDBY mode.
Deleting Caller ID Records
When viewing the Caller ID information you can delete a single call record or all
of the call records.
Deleting a Single Record
1. Press the SCROLL UP
to delete.
2. Press the
del/chan
or DOWN
button. The LCD Screen will display “ERASE ITEM?”
3. To delete the record, press the
“ERASED.”
4. Press the
dir
button to find the record you wish
del/chan
button. The LCD screen will show
button to exit the Caller ID list.
Deleting All Records
1. Press the SCROLL UP
2. Press and hold the
ALL?”
or DOWN
del/chan
button.
button. The LCD screen will prompt “ERASE
3. To delete all of the Caller ID records, press the del/chan button. The LCD
Screen will show “ALL ERASED” and then return to STANDBY mode.
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Caller ID System Operation
Name and Telephone Number DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
This DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK) lets you scroll through the list to find the person you
need for one touch dialing. You can store up to 40 names and telephone numbers in the
Memory.
Viewing the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
1. Press the
DIR
button.
2. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD ( abc 2
to wxy 9 ) button that corresponds to the
first letter of a Caller’s name (a triple
“beep” will sound if no entries are stored
under those letters). Press the SCROLL
UP
or DOWN
button to find the
record you wish to view.
3. If the name or number is more than 11
characters, press the SHIFT RIGHT
or
LEFT
button to view the rest of the
display (as indicated by the arrows in the
top line of the LCD Screen).
1, 4
2
4. Press the dir button to exit the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK), or the DIRECTORY
(PHONEBOOK)time out.
Storing Phone Numbers
1. With the HANDSET in STANDBY mode, press the
2. Press the
flash/edit
dir
button.
button to create a new DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK) entry.
3. Enter the name you wish to store using the TELEPHONE KEYPAD abc 2 to
wxy 9
buttons to enter the name, (see page 17 for detail) you can store up to
18 letters. To move the cursor to the right, create a space or to enter a new letter,
press the SHIFT RIGHT
button.
4. Press the SCROLL DOWN
button, and dial the telephone number you wish
1
to store using the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
to oper 0 buttons. You can store
up to 22 digits. Press the save /re/pa button to insert a pause into the number.
5. Press the
save
/re/pa button to store the number into memory.
NOTES:
1. If there are no memory locations left in the speed dial directory (phonebook)
the LCD screen will display “MEMORY FULL.” To continue with memory
programming, you must delete or edit existing speed dial numbers.
2. If you mis-type entering the phone number, you can move through the number
and edit it by pressing the SHIFT RIGHT
or LEFT
button. To delete a
character or number inside the cursor, press the del/chan button.
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Caller ID System Operation
Telephone Keypad Characters
The TELEPHONE KEYPAD buttons are used to enter characters when entering
names and numbers. Press the appropriate TELEPHONE KEYPAD button to
get the following characters. You can store a maximum of 18 characters on the
letter icon and a maximum of 22 digits on the number icon.
Keypad
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Buttons
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
1
Space
1
&
‘
(
)
.
Space
1
2
A
B
C
a
b
c
2
A
B
3
D
E
F
d
e
f
3
D
E
4
G
H
I
g
h
i
4
G
H
5
J
K
L
j
k
l
5
J
K
6
M
N
O
m
n
o
6
M
N
7
P
Q
R
S
p
q
r
s
7
8
T
U
V
t
u
v
8
T
U
9
W
X
Y
Z
w
x
y
z
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
EXAMPLE:
If you want to enter the name “ALEX” with telephone number “2426978,” dial this
sequence:
1. Press the
dir
button.
2. Press the
flash/edit
button to create a new DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK) entry.
3. Press the following TELEPHONE KEYPAD buttons to get the desired letters:
TELEPHONE KEYPAD BUTTON
2
555
33
99
LETTER
A
L
E
X
4. Press the SCROLL DOWN
button to move the cursor to the number icon.
5. Press the following TELEPHONE KEYPAD buttons to get the desired numbers:
TELEPHONE KEYPAD
BUTTON
2222222
4444444
2222222
6666666
999999999
777777777
88888888
TELEPHONE NUMBER
2
4
2
6
9
7
8
6. Press the
memory.
save
/re/pa button to store the data in the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
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Caller ID System Operation
Placing Calls from the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
1. Press the
dir
DIR
button.
2. Press the SCROLL UP
call.
or DOWN
button to find the record you want to
OR
Press a TELEPHONE KEYPAD ( abc 2 to wxy 9 ) which group corresponds to
the first letter of a name. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button to
find the record you wish to call.
3. Press the # /option button to change the displayed number to 7, 10, or 11
digits. The first dialing option displayed
is the 11 digits for a long distance call.
First press.
RPT
Press the # /option button for the
second time, the displayed number will
change to 7 digits for a local call.
Second press.
RPT
Press the # /option button for the third
time, the displayed number will change
to 10 digits for a local call with area code.
4. Press the
talk
Third press.
RPT
button to dial the displayed number.
5. To end the call, either press the
UNIT.
talk
button or place the HANDSET on the BASE
Editing a Stored Number in the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
1. Press the
dir
button.
2. Press the SCROLL UP
3. Press the flash/edit
first character.
or DOWN
button to find the record you wish to edit.
button. The entry will display with a flashing prompt over the
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4. Move the cursor to the letter or number you wish to edit by pressing the SCROLL
UP
or DOWN
, SHIFT RIGHT
or LEFT
button.
To erase a character or digit, press the
del/chan
button.
To add a letter or number, use the TELEPHONE KEYPAD 1 to oper 0 buttons.
Characters or numbers will be inserted in front of the cursor (See page 17 for
details.)
5. When the entry is edited as you desire, press and hold the
store the edited record.
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save
/re/pa button to
Caller ID System Operation
Deleting a Stored Number in the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK)
1. Press the
dir
button.
2. Press the SCROLL UP
delete.
3. Press the
del/chan
or DOWN
button. The LCD screen will display “ERASE ITEM?”
4. To delete the record, press the
5. Press the
dir
button to find the record you wish to
del/chan
button.
button to return to STANDBY mode.
PREFERRED CALLS
You can assign stored numbers a PREFERRED CALL status. When an incoming
call is matched to a stored number designated as preferred, the phone will generate
a special ringer sound after the Caller ID information is received.
When you are saving the name and number
into the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK), add a
“#” symbol at the beginning of the name by
# button.
pressing the
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BLOCKED CALLS
You can assign stored numbers a BLOCKED CALL status. When an incoming call
is matched to a stored number designated as blocked, the phone will not ring after
the Caller ID information is received.
When you are saving the name and number
into the DIRECTORY (PHONEBOOK), add an
“**” symbol at the beginning of the name by
pressing the
* button.
IMPORTANT
In order to utilize the Caller ID feature, you
must subscribe to Caller ID service from
your local telephone company.
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TOTAL
Caller ID System Operation
Function Settings
You can change the setting on the HANDSET in the functions menu. Access the
functions menu by pressing and holding the voice mail/menu button.
There are 11 settings in the functions menu which can be changed. You can scroll
through the function menu in the listed order by pressing the SCROLL DOWN
button.
Settings can be accessed by pressing the corresponding TELEPHONE KEYPAD
button. To edit a setting, press the flash/edit button, use the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button to toggle between the setting options, and then press and hold the
save /re/pa
button to save the changes. Press the voice mail/menu button to exit the
functions menu.
TELEPHONE
KEYPAD
Function
11
Ring Hi/Low/Off: Changes the volume of the ringer on the handset
or turn the ringer OFF.
22
Language: Changes the language that appears on the LCD Screen.
Choose between English, French, or Spanish.
33
First Ring On/Off: Turns the first ring of the phone OFF so that it does
not ring until Caller ID information has been displayed. Particularly
useful when using the preferred and blocked call features or the
private and unavailable ring settings.
44
Time Set: Changes the time and date.
55
Contrast: Adjusts the brightness of the display for optimum viewing.
66
PBX Number: Inserts if a “PBX Number” before an outgoing number
is dialed. Select the number (0-9) which is required to access an
outside line when using a switchboard system, and the phone will
automatically dial the PBX number and a pause before any speed
dial or Caller ID callback number. Factory setting is “OFF.”
77
Flash Time: Changes the flash time to accommodate the phone
service in your area.
88
Pause Time: Changes the number of seconds that a pause lasts
when using programmed pauses in your speed dial numbers or
after your PBX number.
99
Voice Mail: Programs the one-touch number that enables easy
access to the voice mail service provided by your telephone
company.
abc
def
ghi
jkl
mno
prs
tuv
wxy
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Caller ID System Operation
TELEPHONE
KEYPAD
Function
00 0
MSG Waiting Delete: Clears current message waiting indication.
**
Area Code: This unit does not require any programming of an Area
Code. However, this option could be used to add the local Area Code
to numbers that were stored as 7-digits in the phone book and 10digit dialing is required in the local calling area.
oper
NOTE: At any time during options programming you can quit and the settings
that you have changed will be saved. Press the voice mail/menu button to quit
the options menu or let the options programming time out by not pressing
any TELEPHONE KEYPAD buttons for 20 seconds.
A. Setting the Ringer Level
1. Press and hold the
voice mail/menu
2. Press the
button to change the setting. “HI” will begin flashing.
flash/edit
3. Press the SCROLL UP
OFF.
button to enter the menu.
or DOWN
button to toggle between HI, LOW, and
4. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
5. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
voice mail/menu
button to return to
B. Changing the Language
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
flashing.
abc
2
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the LANGUAGE programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. “ENGLISH” will begin
4. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
ESPANOL, and FRANCAIS.
button to toggle between ENGLISH,
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
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voice mail/menu
button to return to
Caller ID System Operation
C. Turning the FIRST RING ON or OFF
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
def
3
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the FIRST RING programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. “On” will begin flashing.
4. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button to toggle between ON and OFF.
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
voice mail/menu
button to return to
D. Setting the Time and Date
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
flashing.
ghi
4
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the TIME set programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. The month will begin
4. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
date will begin flashing.
to
1
oper
button to enter the month. The
0
5. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
hour will begin flashing.
1
to
oper
0
button to enter the date. The
6. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
minutes will begin flashing.
1
to
oper
0
button to enter the hour. The
7. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
“AM” and “PM” will begin flashing.
8. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
button to choose PM.
1
1
to
oper
0
button to enter the minutes.
button to choose AM or press the
abc
2
9. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the SAVE /RE/PA button to
savethe setting. A long beep will sound and you are returned to the options
menu.
10. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
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voice mail/menu
button to return to
Caller ID System Operation
E. Adjusting the Contrast
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
jkl
3. Press the
flash/edit
5
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the CONTRAST programming option.
button to change the setting. “4” will begin flashing.
4. Press the SCROLL UP
contrast.
or DOWN
button to toggle from 1 to 8 levels of
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
voice mail/menu
button to return to
F. Setting the PBX Number
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
mno
6
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the PBX NUMBER programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. “OFF” will begin flashing.
4. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button to customize the digit to match
your PBX system. When not connected to a PBX, the phone will only function
normally when set to “OFF.”
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
voice mail/menu
button to return to
G. Changing the Flash Time
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
prs
7
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the FLASH TIME programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. “600” will begin flashing.
4. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
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button to select the desired dialing delay.
Caller ID System Operation
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
voice mail/menu
button to return to
NOTE: The standard and default flash time setting is 600 msec. This is the setting
you should use to access standard telephone services such as call waiting. This
setting is adjustable to allow for PBX and other special uses.
H. Changing the Pause Time
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
tuv
8
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the PAUSE TIME programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. “4” will begin flashing.
4. Press the SCROLL UP
or DOWN
button to select the desired time delay.
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
voice mail/menu
button to return to
I. Programming One-Touch Voice Mail Dialing
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
wxy
9
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the VOICE MAIL programming option.
flash/edit
button to enter the voice mail speed dial number.
4. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD 1 to oper 0 buttons to enter the phone number
used to access your voice mail messages (up to 15 digits).
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
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voice mail/menu
button to return to
Caller ID System Operation
J. Deleting Message Waiting Indication
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
oper
0
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the MESSAGE WAITING programming option.
3. Press the flash/edit
begin flashing.
button to reset the Message Waiting Indication. “DEL” will
4. Press the save /re/pa button to delete the indication. A long “beep” will sound
to confirm the setting has been saved.
5. Continue with programming or press the
STANDBY mode.
VOICE MAIL
/MENU button to return to
voice mail/menu
K. Setting the Area Code
1. Press and hold the
2. Press the
3. Press the
*
voice mail/menu
button to enter the menu.
button to go to the AREA CODE programming option.
flash/edit
button to change the setting. “000” will begin flashing.
4. Press the TELEPHONE KEYPAD
code for your phone number.
1
to
oper
0
buttons to enter the three digit area
5. When the desired setting is displayed, press and hold the save /re/pa button to
save the setting. A long “beep” will sound to confirm the setting has been saved.
6. Press the
voice mail/menu
button to return to STANDBY mode.
NOTE:
# /option button and then select the
To use the call back function, press the
10-DIGIT DIALING mode. Press the talk button and the unit will automatically dial
the stored 7-digit number plus the area code.
IMPORTANT
In order to utilize the Caller ID feature, you
must subscribe to Caller ID service from
your local telephone company.
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Security
Security System
Your cordless telephone uses a digital coding security system to prevent unauthorized
use of your telephone line by another nearby cordless telephone. The system has its
own identifying signal created by microcomputers in both the BASE UNIT and the
HANDSET.
Security Code
This telephone has an internal security code with 65,536 possible combinations.
Resetting Security Code and Channel Information
Communication between the HANDSET and the BASE UNIT may not be possible in any
of the following situations:
1. After a power failure.
2. After relocating the BASE UNIT by disconnecting the AC ADAPTOR.
3. After replacing the HANDSET BATTERY PACK.
To reset, place the HANDSET on the BASE UNIT for 2 to 5 seconds.
Multi-Channel Access
Your cordless telephone lets you select a channel from the 50 frequencies available to
transmit signals between the BASE UNIT and the HANDSET. When you notice
interference from other cordless telephones, change to another channel by pressing
the del/chan button on the HANDSET.
IMPORTANT
When you hear interference, press the del/chan
button to change the operating channel.
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Recharging the BATTERY PACK
Battery Type
Use the following type and size of BATTERY PACK:
Cordless Telephone BATTERY PACK
3.6V, 600mAh
U.S. Electronics Inc.
Ni-Cd BATTERY PACK: Model B650
Ni-Cd
This BATTERY PACK is available through:
U.S. Electronics Service Center
105 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
1-800-828-5208
NOTE: During a power interruption, the BASE UNIT does not operate, and a phone
conversation cannot be made on the HANDSET.
Recharging the BATTERY PACK
The nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) BATTERY PACK in the HANDSET can be recharged many
times using the built-in charger in the BASE UNIT.
When the BATT LOW symbol appears on the LCD Screen, a “beep” sound will be heard
every 10 seconds. This indicates that the BATTERY PACK needs to be recharged.
Charge the BATTERY PACK at least once every 90 days of non-use to avoid battery
failure. When the BATTERY PACK can no longer be charged, replacement of the
BATTERY PACK will be necessary.
The BATTERY PACK used in your telephone may develop a condition known as
“MEMORY.” Once subjected to a regular short discharging routine, the BATTERY PACK
assumes the discharging pattern it was subjected to. This causes rapid discharging
thereby shortening the BATTERY PACK charge span. If you believe your BATTERY PACK
has developed a “MEMORY” condition, do not charge the HANDSET until the BATT LOW
symbol appears on the LCD Screen. When the BATT LOW symbol appears on the LCD
Screen, charge the HANDSET fully for 12 hours.
IMPORTANT
In order to get maximum life from the HANDSET
BATTERY PACK, be sure to charge the HANDSET
for 12 hours before initial use.
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Changing the BATTERY PACK
Changing the BATTERY PACK
The BATTERY PACK provides power for the HANDSET of your cordless telephone.
To Replace the BATTERY PACK:
1. Remove the HANDSET BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER by sliding it down.
2. Pull out the BATTERY PACK PLUG and remove the BATTERY PACK.
3. Plug the new BATTERY PACK into the BATTERY CONNECTOR.
4. Slide the HANDSET BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER firmly into place in its
closed position.
5. Before use, charge the new BATTERY PACK for 12 hours.
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
BATTERY PACK
PLUG
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
COVER
BATTERY PACK
ATTENTION:
The telephone that you have purchased contains a rechargeable BATTERY PACK. The
BATTERY PACK is recyclable. At the end of its useful life, under various state and local
laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this BATTERY PACK into the municipal waste
stream. Check with your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling
options or proper disposal.
IMPORTANT
In order to get maximum life from the HANDSET
BATTERY PACK, be sure to charge the HANDSET
for 12 hours before initial use.
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Problem Solving
Problem Solving Section
For your assistance, we have listed below a few common problems.
Phone does not work, check the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
BASE UNIT is plugged into a power source.
HANDSET is charged.
TONE/PULSE Select Switch is in the right position.
TELEPHONE LINE CORD is plugged into the TELEPHONE JACK.
Range of phone limited, check the following:
1. BASE UNIT is centrally located in your residence.
2. BASE UNIT is not located near appliances.
No dial tone, check the following:
1. TELEPHONE LINE CORD plugs are connected to the TELEPHONE JACK and
TELEPHONE LINE CONNECTION JACK.
2. BASE UNIT is plugged into a power source.
3. If you had a power failure or had unplugged the BASE UNIT, replace the HANDSET on
the BASE UNIT for 2 to 5 seconds to reset the system.
Received signal flutters or fades, check the following:
1. BATTERY PACK in the HANDSET is fully charged.
2. HANDSET is not too far from the BASE UNIT.
3. ANTENNA on the BASE UNIT is raised.
Interference on reception, check the following:
1. Noise may be picked up from electrical products in the home or electrical storms.
Generally, this noise is a minor annoyance and should not be interpreted as a defect
in your system. (See Technical Information on page 30).
2. Choose an alternate channel using the del/chan button on the HANDSET.
Excess static, check the following:
1. Check to see that the ANTENNA is not touching another metal object.
If after pressing the
following:
talk
button, you receive three “beeps” and no dial tone, check the
1. BASE UNIT is plugged into a power source.
2. If you had a power failure or had unplugged the BASE UNIT, replace the HANDSET on
the BASE UNIT for 2 to 5 seconds to reset the system.
NOTE:
If none of the telephones in the house are working, disconnect one set at a time to verify
that none of the phones are causing the problem. If you still have a problem after doing
this, and your telephone still does not work, please contact your local phone company.
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Technical Information
Technical Information
This cordless telephone uses radio frequencies to allow mobility. There are certain
difficulties in using radio frequencies with a cordless telephone. While these are
normal, the following could affect the operation of your system.
Noise
Electrical pulse noise is present in most homes at one time or another. This noise is
most intense during electrical storms. Certain kinds of electrical equipment such as
light dimmers, fluorescent bulbs, motors, and fans also generate noise pulses.
Because radio frequencies are susceptible to these noise pulses, you may
occasionally hear them in your HANDSET. Generally they are a minor annoyance and
should not be interpreted as a defect in your system.
Range
Because radio frequency is used, the location of the BASE UNIT can affect the operating
range. Try several locations in your home or office and pick the one that gives you the
clearest signal to the HANDSET.
Interference
Electronic circuits activate a relay to connect the cordless telephone to your telephone
line. These electronic circuits operate in the radio frequency spectrum. While several
protection circuits are used to prevent unwanted signals, there may be periods when
these unwanted signals enter the BASE UNIT. You may hear clicks or hear the relay
activate while you are not using the HANDSET. If the interference occurs frequently, it can
be minimized or eliminated by relocating the BASE UNIT. You can check for interference
before selecting the final BASE UNIT location by plugging in the telephone.
NOTICE:
This cordless telephone uses radio communication between the HANDSET and the
BASE UNIT and may not ensure privacy of communication. Other devices, including
other cordless telephones, may interfere with the operation of this cordless telephone
or cause noise during operation. Units not containing coded access may be accessed
by other radio communication systems. Cordless telephones must not cause
interference to any licensed radio service.
IMPORTANT
When you hear interference, press the del/chan
button to change the operating channel.
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FCC Requirements
Federal Communications Commission Requirements
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. A label on the BASE UNIT of
this equipment contains, among other information, the ACTA product number and the
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. You must, upon request,
provide this information to your telephone company.
The REN is also useful in determining the quantity of devices that you may connect
to your telephone line and still allow these devices to ring when your telephone number
is called. In most areas, but not all, the sum of the RENs for all devices connected to one
line should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that you may
connect to your line, you should contact your local telephone company.
If your equipment should cause harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
may temporarily disconnect your service. If possible, they will notify you in advance that
temporary discontinuance of service may be required. However, when advanced written
notice is not possible, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue service
without notice if such action is necessary under the circumstances. The telephone
company may make changes in its communication facilities, equipment, operations, or
procedures where such action is reasonably required in the operation of its business
and is not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications
Commission. Do not attempt to repair or modify this equipment.
WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for its compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause interference to nearby
TVs and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the BASE UNIT of the cordless
telephone should not be placed on or near 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.
IMPORTANT
Placing your BASE UNIT near appliances
such as televisions, refrigerators, radios, or
microwave ovens may cause interference.
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FCC Requirements
Federal Communications Commission Requirements (continued)
This equipment should not be used on coin telephone lines. Connection to party line
service is subject to state tariffs. If trouble is experienced, disconnect this equipment
from the telephone line to determine if it is causing the malfunction. If the equipment is
determined to be malfunctioning, its use should be discontinued until the problem has
been corrected.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed 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 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.
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving ANTENNA.
2. Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
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Warranty
Warranty Information
BellSouth Products
One-Year Limited Warranty
This limited warranty sets forth all BellSouth Products responsibilities regarding your
product. There are no other expressed or implied warranties from BellSouth Products.
Warranty Service Provided
If you purchased the telephone new from a retail vendor, BellSouth Products warrants
the telephone against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year
from the original date of purchase. This warranty is in lieu of all other expressed
warranties. This warranty begins when you purchase the telephone and continues for
one (1) year unless you sell or rent the telephone, in which case the warranty stops.
BellSouth Products disclaims any implied warranty, including the warranty of
merchantability and the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, as of the date of 90
days from your original purchase of the telephone. BellSouth Products assumes no
responsibility for any special, incidental, or consequential damages.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary
from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of special,
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long a warranty lasts, so
the above exclusion and limitation may not apply to you.
Warranty Service Not Provided
This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse,
improper installation or operation, lack of reasonable care, unauthorized modification,
the affixing of any attachment not provided by BellSouth Products with the telephone
and/or loss of parts. This warranty is voided in the event any unauthorized person
opens, alters or repairs the telephone. All BellSouth equipment being returned for
repair must be suitably packaged. Telephone companies use different types of
equipment and offer various types of services to customers. BellSouth Products does
not warrant that this telephone is compatible with the type of equipment of any particular
telephone company or the services provided by it.
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Warranty
What to Do for Warranty Service
During the first thirty (30) days, a defective product is eligible for over-the-counter
exchange at the retailer from whom it was purchased. After thirty (30) days, the defective
product should be returned to the authorized service center. Please allow 2-3 weeks for
the return of your telephone product. The shipping address of the authorized service
center is:
U.S. Electronics CONSUMER CENTER
C/O Southern Bonded Warehouse
7137 Southlake Parkway
Morrow, GA 30260
NOTE: A product received which was not made for BellSouth Products or which is not
defective as determined by our test procedures will not be repaired and will
be returned C.O.D., freight.
To Obtain Warranty Service
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Provide proof of the date of purchase within the package.
Prepay all shipping costs to the authorized service center.
Include a return shipping address within the package.
Please retain your sales receipt, the carton, the packing materials, and the printed
material. The original carton is the best shipping container for the telephone should
you have to return it.
For your reference:
Serial number
Date of Purchase
Name of Dealer
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Notes
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Notes
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Wall Mount Template
This page serves as a template for attachment of screws to the wall
when mounting this telephone on the wall.
1. Cut out this page.
2. Use this template to determine the distance between screws
when mounting this phone on the wall. The two cross hairs
identify where to attach the screws.
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IMPORTANT
In order to get maximum life from the HANDSET
BATTERY PACK, be sure to charge the HANDSET
for 12 hours before initial use.
IMPORTANT
Placing your BASE UNIT near appliances
such as televisions, refrigerators, radios, or
microwave ovens may cause interference.
IMPORTANT
When you hear interference, press the DEL/CHAN
button to change the operating channel.
IMPORTANT
The AC ADAPTOR must always be plugged
into an electrical outlet.
IMPORTANT
In order to utilize the Caller ID feature, you
must subscribe to Caller ID service from
your local telephone company.
IMPORTANT
If you live in an area which receives frequent
thunderstorms, we strongly recommend plugging
your AC ADAPTOR into a surge protector.
STOP
Make certain you receive the best
performance from your telephone.
Read this manual first.
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