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QUICK START GUIDE
Four-Line Small Business System
Speakerphone 945
This Quick Start Guide provides basic instructions. For additional
installation options and complete instructions which allow you
to use all features of this phone, refer to your AT&T Four-Line
Small Business System Speakerphone 945 User's Manual, Part 2.
Installation
Installation of a DSL splitter may be required to use the advanced
features of this telephone if you have DSL (digital subscriber line)
service. Please see DSL users starting on page 4 of your User’s
Manual, Part 2 for details.
If you are installing multiple phones in your phone system,
you must install and program one set at a time. Each phone
MUST be assigned a unique extension number.
Battery installation
Install a 9V alkaline battery (purchased separately) in order to use some
features of this telephone in the event of a power failure. If power fails and
a working battery is installed, all four lines of this phone will work only to
answer calls with the handset or headset, and to dial calls using the dial pad
keys and the one touch or redial features. No other features will work until
power is restored.
1. Remove the wedge from the underside of the base unit.
Press on the tabs and pull the wedge away from the phone.
2. Remove the battery compartment screw with a small
Phillips head screwdriver.
3. Pull on the tab to remove the battery compartment cover.
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Battery installation
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4. Insert a 9V battery (purchased separately) following the
polarity markings inside the battery compartment.
5. Replace the battery compartment cover and the screw.
6. Reattach the wedge to the base unit by sliding the tabs into
the holes. Snap the wedge onto the base.
Table/desk installation
For best results, follow the directions in Battery installation beginning on
page 1 of this Quick Start Guide before installing the phone.
Recommended wiring configuration for phone system
The total length of telephone wire used in your system should
NOTE:
not be more than 600 feet as it may cause interference with the advanced
features of this telephone.
NOTE: Users should use ONLY the line cords provided.
1. Connect the telephone line cords to the telephone and wall
jacks as shown in the following illustration on page 3.
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Four one-line jacks (To use this installation option, you’ll
need to purchase two two-line adapters. Adapters are available
at retail stores or by calling 1 (800) 222–3111.)
Modular telephone
jacks lines 3 and 4
Modular
telephone jacks
lines 1 and 2
Two-line adapters
Telephone
line cords
L3/L4 jack
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L1/L2 jack
Two two-line jacks
Modular telephone
jack lines 1 and 2
Modular
telephone jack
lines 3 and 4
Telephone
line cords
L3/L4 jack
L1/L2 jack
2. Connect the handset cord.
Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the jack on the left
side of the phone. Plug the other end into the handset and hang up.
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Table/desk installation
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3. Connect the power adapter to the telephone.
Use only the power adapter provided with this product.
To obtain a replacement, call 1 (800) 222–3111.
Plug one end of the power adapter into the jack labeled POWER
on the back of the phone. Plug the other end into a standard
electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
Standard
electrical
outlet
Power jack
Power adapter
4. Initialization.
If no battery is installed when you connect the power cord, the
phone runs a quick self-test and the screen displays Initializing
for about one second.
The phone will run through this same initialization any time it is
NOTE:
reconnected to AC power if a working battery is not installed (for example,
after a power failure or when the unit has been unplugged).
5. Check for dial tone.
Lift the handset and listen for a dial tone. If you cannot hear a dial
tone, turn to In case of difficulty beginning on page 67 of your
User’s Manual, Part 2 for details.
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Feature setup
Feature setup, memory programming and some individual
feature operations for the 945 use menus shown in the
screen display. For detailed instructions for using the
menus, see Menu operation beginning on page 19 of
your User’s Manual, Part 2.
Assign an extension number to
your phone
Every individual phone in your telephone system MUST
be assigned a unique extension number for the intercom
feature to work.
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1. Press E to begin feature setup.
2. Press - until the screen display includes
PHONEHSETTINGS.
3. Press E. The screen display includes
EXTENSIONHNO and the current setting.
4. Press < or > to change the extension
number (11 … 26).
5. When the desired extension number is shown,
press - to save your choice. The screen
display includes RINGERHON/OFF.
If you duplicate an extension number already
NOTE:
in use, you will hear a repeating short ring (error ring)
and the screen display will include EXThXXhis
alreadyhusedhAssignhnewhEXTh#hif the phone
is in idle mode. If the phone is in the programming mode,
you will hear the repeating short ring only. Repeat
steps 1-5 at the ringing phone to assign a different
extension number (from 11-26).
6. Press and hold E to return to the idle
screen.
You can exit feature setup and return to the
NOTE:
idle screen any time. Simply press and hold E.
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Turn line usage on or off for each
line
If you are not using all four phone lines at this extension,
you need to turn off line usage for the unused lines. If
you expand to a second, third or fourth line, turn line
usage back on. Line I must be turned on for the intercom
to work.
You may use any combination of lines. Lines
NOTE:
used do not need to be in order. For example, line
usage can be turned on for Lines 1 and 3 and turned
off for Lines 2 and 4.
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You may also restrict the use of certain lines on this
phone to intercom and paging only by turning off line
usage for each line you want restricted. When line usage
is turned off, that line cannot be used to answer incoming
calls or to make outgoing or transfer calls.
1. Press E to begin feature setup.
2. Press - until the screen display includes
SPECIALHOPTIONS.
3. Press E. The screen display includes
LINEHUSAGE.
4. Press E. The screen display includes
L1HUSAGE and the current setting for this
line.
5. Press < or > to toggle between On and Off
for the line shown.
6. Press - to save the current setting for this line
and move to the next line with its current line
usage setting.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to set line usage for
other lines at this extension.
8. When you are finished setting line usage,
press - until the screen display includes
DONE.
9. Press E. The screen display includes
LINEHUSAGE.
10. Press and hold E to return to the idle
screen.
You can exit feature setup and return to the
NOTE:
idle screen any time. Simply press and hold E.
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Telephone operation
This phone comes programmed to use line 1
NOTE:
(default prime line) for calls if you do not press a LINE
button. (To change the prime line, see Assign the
prime line on page 31 of your User’s Manual, Part 2.)
When you answer a call, the phone automatically
selects the ringing line.
Make or answer a call using the
handset
If you dial a phone number longer than 15
NOTE:
digits, the screen will display only the last 13 digits.
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To make a call, lift the handset and dial the call.
To answer a call, lift the handset. Replace the handset
to end the call.
To override automatic line selection, press the
LINE button for the line you wish to select, then lift the
handset.
Make or answer conference calls
Please refer to page 47 of your User's Manual, Part 2 for
more details in setting up conference calls.
The outside line call must be established first
NOTE:
because an intercom call cannot be placed on hold.
If you are experiencing difficulty in using the
NOTE:
conference features on this phone, please consider
using AT&T's complete line of teleconference services
to find a solution that best meets your needs. AT&T
TeleConference Services reduces travel time and
expense while increasing productivity wherever people
are located, allowing you to host truly virtual meetings
and share important information in real time. To sign
up for AT&T TeleConference Services, go to:
www.att.com/orderconference for details.
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One touch operation
This telephone has 32 one touch locations where you can store phone
numbers you wish to dial using fewer keys than usual. You can store up to
24 digits in each location. The steps used to dial numbers stored in one
touch locations vary according to how you programmed the one touch
preference. See Set one touch preference on page 22 and Dial a one
touch number on page 55 of your User’s Manual, Part 2 for detailed
instructions about this feature.
The first 16 locations can be accessed using only the EXT buttons. To access
the remaining 16 locations, press W and then the EXT button for the
desired location.
The EXT buttons are also used to place intercom calls. See
NOTE:
Intercom operation beginning on page 56 of your User’s Manual,
Part 2 for details.
You may wish to write the names or telephone numbers of one touch
entries on the directory card, using the light gray spaces for the first 16
locations and the dark gray spaces for the second 16 locations.
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16 one touch locations
(all light gray spaces)
16 lower one touch
locations
(all dark gray spaces)
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Store a number in a one touch
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For information about using the display screen menus,
see Menu operation beginning on page 19 of your
User’s Manual, Part 2.
1. Press E to enter the feature menu. The
screen displays ONE TOUCH.
2. Press E. The screen display includes
PREFERENCE and the current setting.
3. Press - until the screen display includes
PROGRAM.
4. Press E. The screen display includes
<EnterHnumber>.
5. Enter the phone number using the dial pad keys.
—OR—
Press R to copy the last number
dialed from this extension to this location.
The screen will show the number as you enter
it. You can press < to backspace.
6. When you are finished entering the number,
choose a one touch location:
Press the EXT button.
—OR—
Press W, then press the EXT button.
The screen displays the number entered and
Stored!.
Only the last number dialed from this
NOTE:
extension can be copied to a one touch location.
The other numbers in the redial stack cannot be
copied.
You can store a pause, flash or touch tone
NOTE:
signals in a one touch entry. Please refer to page 53 of
your User's Manual, Part 2 for more details.
You can exit storing a number at any time.
NOTE:
Press - until the screen shows CANCEL, then press
E.
—OR—
Press and hold E.
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Dial a one touch number
This phone comes with One touch preference
programmed to INTERCOM. These instructions apply only
if you have not changed One touch preference.
To change One touch preference, see Set
NOTE:
one touch preference on page 22 of your User’s
Manual, Part 2. To make a one touch call if One
touch preference is set to TELEPHONE, see Dial
a one touch number on page 55 of your User’s
Manual, Part 2.
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1. Lift the handset.
—OR—
Press K.
—OR—
Press h and listen for the dial tone.
2. Press the EXT button.
—OR—
Press W, then press the EXT button for
the number you want to call.
The screen displays the number as it is dialed.
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Intercom operation
This 945 telephone is fully compatible with any AT&T Four-Line Small Business
System Speakerphone 974 or 984 units you may have installed. You can use a
total of 16 945/974/984 units together as extensions in your phone system.
For details regarding this telephone’s compatibility with other AT&T phones,
please refer to Before you begin starting on page 2 of your User’s Manual,
Part 2.
Each individual phone in your telephone system MUST be assigned
a unique extension number for the intercom feature to work. See
Assign an extension number to your phone on page 5 of this Quick
Start Guide for instructions.
If you subscribe to DSL service, please read DSL users beginning
NOTE:
on page 4 of your User’s Manual, Part 2 for information about minimizing
problems with this phone caused by DSL signals.
This intercom features both a single-phone page and a system-wide page.
A single-phone page alerts only one phone. A system-wide page alerts all
system phones. Any phone with the Do not disturb (DND) feature
activated will not receive a page. For detailed intercom instructions, see
Intercom operation beginning on page 56 of your User’s Manual, Part 2.
An intercom call rings at the extension called with a repeating double-ring
pattern.
A single-phone page automatically activates the speakerphone on the
receiving phone. You can deactivate the speakerphone by lifting the handset.
NOTE: If a line is in use, pressing I will place the line on hold
and
activate the intercom.
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Make an intercom call with the
handset
This phone comes with One touch preference
programmed to INTERCOM. These instructions apply only
if you have not changed the One touch preference.
NOTE: To change One touch preference, see Set
one
touch preference on page 22 of your User’s
Manual, Part 2. To make a one touch call if One touch
preference is set to TELEPHONE, see Make an
intercom call with the handset on page 58 of
your User’s Manual, Part 2.
Press the EXT button for the party you wish to call,
n then lift the handset. The screen display includes
INTERCOMhTOhand the extension number you called.
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If the extension you called is idle or set to Do not
disturb, you will hear long beeps. If the other extension
is on a call, you will hear a busy signal.
The intercom call is automatically canceled if
NOTE:
you do not press an EXT button within 10 seconds.
When you direct an intercom call to one
NOTE:
extension, any extension in the system can answer
the call by pressing I.
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Answer an intercom call
An intercom call can be answered at any
NOTE:
extension in the phone system by pressing I.
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When you receive an intercom call, you will hear a
repeating double-ring pattern and your screen displays
INTERCOM FROM with the extension number of the
caller. Answer the intercom call by lifting the handset,
or by pressing I, K or h to take the
call hands-free.
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NOTE: If you press I to answer the call, the
phone
will automatically use the mode (speakerphone
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or headset) you programmed as the automatic mode
(See Set automatic mode on page 32 of your
User’s Manual, Part 2).
End an intercom or page call
To end the intercom or page call, press I.
—OR—
Hang up or press K or h again.
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