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Cat. No. 43-776
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-1017
900 MHz Cordless Telephone
with Digital Answering System
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack TAD-1017 900 MHz
Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System uses advanced analog cordless telephone technology to
give you superior audio quality. Its
cordless operation lets you move freely around your home or office.
The TAD (Telephone Answering Device) stores up to 20 minutes of messages on a computer chip. This gives
you advanced capabilities over tapebased answering machines. For example, you can delete individual messages and save the rest. Because
your TAD is fully digital, there are no
tapes to bother with, no tape mechanisms to wear out, and no lost messages if power fails.
Headset Jack — lets you connect an
optional headset for hands-free convenience.
Redial — lets you quickly dial the last
number dialed.
10-Number Memory Dialing — lets
you store up to 10 phone numbers in
memory for easy dialing.
Paging System — lets you send a
signal from the base to the handset so
you can page someone or easily locate the handset when it is away from
the base.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone
services such as Call Waiting.
The remote operation feature lets you
access your TAD from a touch-tone
phone, and guides you through system operation with voice prompts.
Tone or Pulse Dialing — lets you
use your phone with either type of service.
Telephone Features
TAD Features
900 MHz Operation — provides longer range and less interference than
many other cordless phones.
Date/Time Stamp — records the day
and time each message was recorded.
40 Channels — let you change to another channel if you hear interference.
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Digitally-Synthesized
Voice
guides you through operation of the
system.
Security Access-Protection Code
— minimizes the chances of other
cordless phones using your phone
line.
Digital Volume Control — lets you
adjust the volume of incoming message playback.
© 1997 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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Prerecorded Messages — give you
the option of using existing outgoing
messages or recording your own.
Announcement Only — lets you play
an announcement for callers to hear,
without recording their messages.
LED Digital Message Counter —
shows the number of messages the
TAD has recorded.
Remote Operation — lets you use a
touch-tone phone (or rotary phone
and pocket tone dialer) to operate the
TAD while you are away from your
home or office.
Programmable PIN — you can set a
two-digit personal identification number (PIN) for secure remote operation.
Remote Answer-On — lets you call
the TAD from a remote location even
when it is not set to answer calls.
Call Screening — lets you listen as a
caller leaves a message so you can
decide whether or not to answer the
call.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — stops
recording when you pick up any
phone on the same line as the TAD,
and resets to answer the next call.
We recommend you record the telephone’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom of the base.
Serial Number ________________
This TAD has been tested and found
to comply with all applicable UL and
FCC standards.
Warning: To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this product
to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert you
to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s
enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock. Do not open the
product’s case.
Memo Recording — lets you leave
messages for yourself or others in
your home or office.
Adjustable Ring Number — lets you
set the TAD to answer after three or
seven rings.
Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary long-distance charges when
you call by long distance to check your
messages.
!
!
This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.
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Important:
• Cordless phones such as this one
require AC power to operate.
When AC power is off, you cannot
dial out or receive incoming calls
using your TAD-1017. For this
reason, the TAD-1017 should not
be your only telephone. To be
safe, you should also have a
phone that does not require AC
power to operate (not a cordless
phone) so you can still make and
receive calls if there is an AC
power failure.
• Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though
the security access-protection
code prevents unauthorized use
of your phone line, it is possible
for other radio units operating on
similar frequencies within a certain area to unintentionally intercept your conversations and/or
cause interference. This lack of
privacy can occur with any cordless phone.
• When AC power is lost, the TAD1017 loses the security accessprotection
code
connection
between the base and the handset. When power is restored, put
the handset on the base briefly to
restore this connection so you can
use the handset.
READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
Your telephone conforms to federal
regulations, and you can connect it to
most telephone lines. However, each
device you connect to the phone line
draws power from the phone line. We
refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or
REN. The REN is on the label on the
back of the base.
If you are using more than one phone
or other device on the line, add up all
the RENs. If the total is more than five,
your phone might not ring and your
answering system might not answer.
In rural areas, a total REN of three
might impair ringer operation. If ringer
operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.
FCC STATEMENT
This telephone complies with Part 68
of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC Registration
Number and the REN to your phone
company. These numbers are on the
label on the back of the base.
You must not connect your phone to
any of the following:
• Coin-operated systems
• Party-line systems
• Most electronic key phone systems
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CONTENTS
Installation ............................................................................................................ 7
Selecting a Location ........................................................................................ 7
Placing the Base on a Desk Top ............................................................... 7
Mounting the Base on a Wall Plate ........................................................... 8
Mounting the Base Directly on the Wall .................................................. 10
Preparation .........................................................................................................
Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................
Setting the Dialing Mode ...............................................................................
Setting the Base’s Ringer Volume .................................................................
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Telephone Operation .........................................................................................
Making and Receiving Calls ..........................................................................
Changing the Channel ..................................................................................
Using Redial ..................................................................................................
Using Flash ...................................................................................................
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ...........................................................
Paging ...........................................................................................................
Memory Dialing .............................................................................................
Storing a Number in Memory ..................................................................
Entering a Pause ....................................................................................
Dialing a Stored Number ........................................................................
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers .............................................................
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ......................................................
Using a Headset ...........................................................................................
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TAD Operation ...................................................................................................
Using the Handset to Control the TAD ..........................................................
Setting the Number of Rings .........................................................................
Setting the Day and Time ..............................................................................
Selecting an Outgoing Message ...................................................................
Recording an Outgoing Message ...........................................................
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ...................................................................
Screening Calls .............................................................................................
Recording a Memo ........................................................................................
Playing Messages .........................................................................................
Deleting Messages .......................................................................................
Adjusting the TAD’s Volume ..........................................................................
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Remote Operation .............................................................................................
Using the Toll-Saver ......................................................................................
Setting the Remote Operation PIN ...............................................................
Accessing the TAD by Remote .....................................................................
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Troubleshooting ................................................................................................. 29
Care and Maintenance .......................................................................................
Replacing the Battery Pack ...........................................................................
The FCC Wants You to Know ........................................................................
Lightning ........................................................................................................
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INSTALLATION
SELECTING A
LOCATION
You can place the TAD-1017’s base
on a desk or table, or mount it on a
wall. Select a location that is:
• Near an AC outlet
• Near a telephone line jack
• Away from electrical machinery,
electrical appliances, and metal
walls or filing cabinets
• Away from wireless intercoms,
alarms, room monitors, and other
cordless telephones
• The USOC number of the jack to
be installed is RJ11C (RJ11W if
you want to mount the phone on a
wall plate).
Placing the Base on a
Desk Top
Follow these steps when you place the
base on a desk, shelf, or table.
1. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the TEL LINE
jack on the back of the base.
The base’s location affects the
phone’s range. If you have a choice of
several locations, try each to see
which provides the best performance.
Caution: The supplied RadioShack
adapter is designed specifically for
your TAD-1017. Use only the supplied
adapter.
Notes:
2. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into a modular phone line jack.
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack
on the back of the base.
• Your telephone connects directly
to a modular telephone line jack. If
your phone line jack is not a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself, using jacks and
adapters available at your local
RadioShack store. Or, you can let
the phone company update the
wiring for you.
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4. Route the adapter’s cord through
the strain relief slot on the base.
Mounting the Base on a
Wall Plate
Strain Relief Slot
1. Plug one end of the supplied short
modular cord into the TEL LINE
jack on the back of the base.
5. Plug the adapter into a standard
AC outlet. The POWER indicator
on the base lights.
2. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack
on the back of the base.
6. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
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3. Route the adapter’s cord through
the upper and lower grooves and
the modular cord through only the
upper groove on the bottom of the
base.
Upper
Grooves
5. Plug the adapter into a standard
AC outlet. The POWER indicator
on the base lights.
6. Press and lift out the handset
holder, rotate it 180°, then snap it
back into place so it holds the
handset.
Lower
Groove
4. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into the wall plate jack, then align
the base’s keyhole slots with the
wall plate studs and slide the base
downward to secure it.
7. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
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Mounting the Base
Directly on the Wall
To mount the base directly on the wall,
you need two wood screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base.
1. Drill two holes 315/16
inches apart. Then
thread a screw into
each hole, letting
the heads extend
about 5/16 inch from
the wall.
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/16
Upper
Grooves
3 15/16
Lower
Grooves
5
/16
2. Plug one end of the modular cord
into the TEL LINE jack on the back
of the base.
3. Plug the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack.
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4. Route the adapter and modular
cords through the upper and lower
grooves on the bottom of the
base.
5. Align the keyhole slots with the
mounting screws and slide the
base downward to secure it.
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6. Plug the adapter into a standard
AC outlet. The POWER indicator
on the base lights.
7. Plug the other end of the modular
cord into a modular phone line
jack.
8. Press and lift out the handset
holder, rotate it 180°, then snap it
back into place so it holds the
handset.
9. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
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PREPARATION
CONNECTING AND
CHARGING THE
BATTERY PACK
4. To charge the battery pack, simply
place the handset on the base.
The CHARGE indicator on the
base lights.
The TAD-1017 comes with a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery
pack installed in the handset but not
connected. Before using your phone,
you must connect the battery, then
charge it for about 18 hours.
1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
remove the screw from the battery
compartment cover on the bottom
of the handset, then press down
and slide off the handset’s cover.
Charge
Indicator
Recharge the battery pack when the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator flashes.
2. Plug the battery pack’s plastic
connector into the phone’s socket.
The connector fits only one way.
Notes:
• If the CHARGE indicator does not
light when you place the handset
on the base, be sure the battery
pack and AC adapter are correctly
and securely connected.
3. Replace the cover and tighten the
screw.
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• If the battery pack gets weak during a call, a beep sounds about
every 30 seconds, and the TALK/
BATT LOW indicator flashes. If
this happens, you cannot make
another call using the handset
until you recharge the battery
pack.
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• When you first use the phone after
charging or recharging the battery
pack, the phone might not work
and you might hear an error tone.
If this happens, return the handset
to the base for 5 seconds.
• If the battery pack loses its charge
completely or the base loses
power while the handset is away
from it, the security accessprotection code needs to be reset.
To reset the security code, place
the handset on the base. If it was
the handset that lost power, leave
the handset on the base to charge
the battery pack.
• Using a pencil eraser, clean the
charging contacts on the handset
and the base about once a month
to make sure they are not dirty or
tarnished.
handset off the base until the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator lights.
Otherwise, the battery pack loses
its ability to fully recharge.
• If the TALK/BATT LOW indicator
does not light, but the phone does
not work, recharge the battery
pack. (The battery charge might
be too low to light the indicator.)
• The supplied battery pack should
last about a year. When the battery pack loses its ability to fully
recharge, order a replacement
battery pack (see “Replacing the
Battery Pack” on Page 32).
SETTING THE DIALING
MODE
Set DIAL MODE on the back of the
base for the type of service you have.
If you are not sure which type you
have, after you charge the handset
battery pack, do this simple test.
1. Set DIAL MODE to T (tone).
2. Lift the handset or press TALK,
and listen for a dial tone.
3. Press any number other than 0.
• About once a month, fully discharge the battery by keeping the
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Note: If your phone system
requires that you dial an access
code (9, for example) before you
dial an outside number, do not
press the access code either.
If the dial tone stops, you have
touch-tone service. Leave DIAL
MODE set to T.
If the dial tone continues, you
have pulse service. Set DIAL
MODE to P (pulse).
4. To hang up, either place the handset on the base or press TALK on
the handset.
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SETTING THE BASE’S
RINGER VOLUME
You can make the base’s ringer sound
high or low. Set RING VOL on the back
of the base to either HI or LOW as desired.
To turn off the base’s ringer, set RING
VOL to OFF. When a call comes in, the
handset (if it is off the base) and any
phone connected to the same line as
the TAD-1017 still ring, but the base
does not.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
MAKING AND
RECEIVING CALLS
To make or answer a call, lift the handset. Or, if the handset is off the base,
press TALK. The TALK/BATT LOW indicator on the handset and the IN USE
indicator on the base light.
The TAD-1017 changes to a different
channel each time you press CH.
Note: If the handset is too far from the
base, the channel might not change.
Move closer to the base and try again.
USING REDIAL
REDIAL/P lets you dial the last number
dialed. When you hear a dial tone, simply press REDIAL/P.
To end a call, place the handset on the
base or press TALK on the handset.
Note: If you press TALK to hang up
and the phone does not disconnect,
press TALK again while holding the
handset closer to the base or place
the handset on the base.
CHANGING THE
CHANNEL
If you notice interference, static, or
noise during a call, press CH (channel)
on the handset to find a clearer channel.
Notes:
• The redial memory holds up to
32 digits, so you can redial longdistance as well as local numbers.
• The redial memory also holds
pause entries (see “Entering a
Pause” on Page 18).
• The redial memory does not store
a flash entry or any digits you
press after FLASH (see “Using
Flash” on Page 16).
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USING FLASH
FLASH performs the electronic equiva-
4. When the service answers, press
TONE/ . Any additional numbers
you dial are sent as tone signals.
lent of a switchhook operation for special services, such as Call Waiting.
For example, if you have Call Waiting,
press FLASH to answer an incoming
call without disconnecting the current
call. Press FLASH again to return to
the first call.
Note: If you do not have any special
phone services, pressing FLASH might
disconnect the current call.
USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
Some special services, such as bankby-phone, require tone signals. If you
have pulse service, you can still use
these special tone services by following these steps.
1. Be sure DIAL MODE is set to P
(pulse).
2. Lift the handset from the base or
press TALK.
3. Dial the service’s main number.
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5. After you complete the call, return
the handset to the base or press
TALK. The phone automatically
resets to the pulse mode.
PAGING
To send a page from the base to the
handset, when the phone is not in use,
press PAGE on the base. The handset
beeps five times. If you hold down
PAGE for more than 2 seconds, the
handset beeps for 1 minute.
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MEMORY DIALING
You can store up to 10 numbers in
memory, then dial a stored number by
pressing a one-digit memory location
number.
Storing a Number in Memory
1. Lift the handset. If you hear a
tone, press TALK to turn it off.
2. Press MEM. The TALK/BATT LOW
indicator flashes.
4. Press MEM, then enter a memory
location number (0–9). A tone
sounds to indicate that the number is stored.
Note: If five quick beeps sound,
you have made an entry error and
the number was not stored. Start
again from Step 2.
5. For each stored number, write the
person’s or company’s name next
to the appropriate location number
on the supplied sticker. (Use a
pencil in case you want to change
the number later.) Attach the
sticker to the phone.
3. Enter the number and any tone or
pause entries (see “Using Tone
Services on a Pulse Line” on
Page 16 and “Entering a Pause”
on Page 18).
Notes:
• An error tone sounds and the
phone exits the programming
mode if you wait more than 20
seconds to press a key.
• Each number you store can be
up to 16 digits long.
• Each tone or pause entry uses
one digit of memory.
To erase a stored number, simply
store a new number in its place. Or,
press MEM twice, then press the memory location number ( 0–9) you want to
clear. A tone sounds.
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Entering a Pause
In some telephone systems, you must
dial an access code ( 9, for example)
and wait for a second dial tone before
you can dial an outside number. You
can store the access code with the
phone number. However, you should
also store a pause after the access
code to allow the outside line time to
connect.
To enter a 2-second pause while storing a phone number, press REDIAL/P.
For a longer pause, press REDIAL/P
additional times.
Dialing a Stored Number
To dial a stored number, lift the handset from the base or press TALK. When
you hear a dial tone, press MEM and
enter the memory location number for
the number you want to dial.
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Chain-Dialing Service
Numbers
When calling special services (such as
alternate long distance or bank-byphone), dial the service’s main number
first. Then, at the appropriate place in
the call, press MEM and the number for
the location where the additional information is stored.
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you store an emergency service’s
number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose
to test the stored number, make the
test call during the late evening or early
morning hours to avoid peak demand
periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.
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USING A HEADSET
You can make or answer calls with
hands-free convenience using an optional headset that has a 3/32-inch plug.
We recommend RadioShack Cat. No.
43-194, which is specially designed for
use with the TAD-1017.
To connect the headset, pull open the
rubber cover marked
on the side
of the handset, then insert the headset’s 3/32-inch plug into the jack.
Notes:
• Connecting a headset disconnects the handset’s earpiece and
microphone.
• If you place the handset on the
base to recharge it while the
headset is connected, be sure the
handset seats properly.
With a headset connected, you make
or answer calls as usual using the keys
on the handset.
When you finish using the headset,
disconnect it from the handset and
close the rubber cover to protect the
jack.
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TAD OPERATION
You use both the base and the handset to control the TAD. With the handset, you can set the day and time,
change the remote operation personal
identification number (PIN), record
outgoing messages and memos, turn
the TAD on and off, play messages,
and delete messages.
At the base, you can set the number
of rings before the TAD answers an incoming call, set the kind of outgoing
message played and how long incoming messages can be, turn the TAD on
and off, play and delete messages,
and adjust the TAD’s volume.
Note: While you are using the base to
control the TAD, you can still answer
incoming calls with the handset or another phone on the same telephone
line.
USING THE HANDSET
TO CONTROL THE TAD
To control the TAD with the handset,
lift the handset and, if the TALK/BATT
LOW indicator lights red, press TALK
to turn it off. Then press FLASH/REMOTE . The TALK/BATT LOW indicator on the handset lights green, and
three bars flash on the display.
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The TAD tells you the number of messages you have (if any), announces
the help messages through the handset, then beeps when it is ready to accept a command.
Notes:
• You can skip the message count
and the help messages by immediately entering a command.
• If you need help during operation,
press HELP/0. The TAD announces the help messages
again.
When you finish operating the TAD,
wait until the green TALK/BATT LOW
turns off or press FLASH/REMOTE
again so you can use the handset to
make and receive calls.
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SETTING THE NUMBER
OF RINGS
Set RING SELECT on the side of the
base to 3, 7, or TS to select how long
the TAD waits before it answers a call
(3 rings, 7 rings, or toll-saver).
Then enter the day of the week
using the number keys.
Note: If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set the number of rings to toll-saver (see “Using
the Toll-Saver” on Page 27).
SETTING THE DAY AND
TIME
You must set the day and time so the
TAD can record the correct day and
time of each message.
1. Press FLASH/REMOTE on the
handset so the TALK/BATT LOW
indicator lights green.
2. Press TIME SET/9 on the keypad.
To Enter:
Press:
Sunday
1
Monday
2
Tuesday
3
Wednesday
4
Thursday
5
Friday
6
Saturday
7
3. Using the number keys, enter the
hour. Precede a single-digit hour
with a zero.
4. Using the number keys, enter the
minutes. Precede a single-digit
minute with a zero.
5. Press
for AM or
for PM. A
long beep sounds. The TAD announces the time you set through
the handset, and then beeps until
the TALK/BATT LOW indicator
turns off.
Notes:
• The seconds start to count from
00 after you set AM or PM.
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• If you make an error, the TAD
beeps rapidly 5 times. Repeat
Steps 2–5.
6. Press FLASH/REMOTE so the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator turns
off.
SELECTING AN
OUTGOING MESSAGE
The TAD has two prerecorded messages. One asks the caller to leave a
message (“Hello, no one is available
to take your call. Please leave your
message after the tone.”); the other is
simply an announcement and does
not let the caller leave a message
(“Hello, no one is available to take
your call.”). You can also record your
own message (see “Recording an
Outgoing Message”).
Use the REC TIME switch to select
which message you want. When you
set it to either 1 or 4 (minutes), the normal message is selected and the TAD
records each incoming message for 1
or 4 minutes. When you set it to ANN,
the announce-only message is selected.
Recording an Outgoing
Message
You can record your own message up
to 1 minute long for the caller to hear
when the TAD answers a call. Use the
handset to record the message.
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If you record an outgoing message,
the TAD plays it instead of either of
the prerecorded messages. Depending on the REC TIME switch setting, either tell callers to leave a message or
state your message as an announcement.
Hint: Do not tell callers that you are
not home. Instead, say that you cannot come to the phone right now.
Follow these steps to record your outgoing message.
1. Press FLASH/REMOTE on the
handset so the TALK/BATT LOW
indicator lights green.
2. Hold down OGM REC/8 for about 2
seconds until the handset beeps.
Then speak your outgoing message into the handset.
3. The TAD automatically stops
recording after 1 minute, or you
can press STOP/7 when you finish
the message. The handset beeps,
plays back the message, then
beeps again.
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current outgoing message, press ANSWER/6, then press FLASH/REMOTE
again.
Note: If your message is less than
2 seconds long, the TAD does not
recognize it as a new message
and plays back the previous prerecorded message. Rerecord your
message and make sure it is
longer than 2 seconds.
4. Press FLASH/REMOTE so the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator turns
off.
To delete your personal message and
use the prerecorded messages again,
hold down OGM REC/8 for about 2 seconds until the TAD beeps. Then, within
2 seconds, press STOP/7.
SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
To set the TAD to answer calls, press
ANSWER on the base. The TAD plays
the outgoing message, then displays
the number of currently recorded messages if you set the TAD to announce
and record, or A if you set it to announce only.
You can also turn the TAD on and off
from the handset. Press REMOTE so
the TALK/BATT LOW indicator lights
green. When the TAD announces the
Notes:
• If the incoming message memory
has less than 5 minutes left, the
TAD announces “Remaining time,
xx minute(s)” when you set the
TAD to answer calls (where xx is
the number of minutes).
• If the incoming message memory
is full (40 messages or less than 1
minute left), the TAD announces
“No remaining time for incoming
messages” and does not answer
calls.
To turn off the TAD, press ANSWER/6
on the handset or ANSWER on the
base. The display goes blank and the
TAD sounds a long beep.
SCREENING CALLS
You can let the TAD answer calls for
you while you listen to the caller’s
message through the base’s speaker.
If you decide to answer the call, lift the
handset, press TALK, or pick up any
phone on the same phone line as the
TAD. The TAD stops recording and
resets to answer the next call.
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You can also use the handset to
screen calls. When the TAD starts to
answer a call, press FLASH/REMOTE
on the handset and listen to the caller’s message. If you decide to answer
the call, press TALK. If you decide to
hang up and let the TAD continue recording the caller’s message, press
FLASH/REMOTE again.
RECORDING A MEMO
You can leave a message (memo) up
to 4 minutes long, for yourself or others, using the handset. The memo is
counted as one message and plays
back with other messages (see “Playing Messages”).
1. Press FLASH/REMOTE so the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator lights
green.
2. Press MEMO REC/5 .
Note: The memo must be at least
2 seconds long to be recorded. If
it is less than 2 seconds long, an
error beep sounds.
5. Press FLASH/REMOTE so the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator turns
off.
PLAYING MESSAGES
After a new message is recorded, the
TAD beeps about every 8 seconds (if
RING VOL is set to HI or LO ), and the
number of all recorded messages
flashes on the display.
Notes:
• The maximum number of messages that the display can show is
19. The number does not change
after that even if you have
received more messages.
3. When the TAD beeps, speak into
the handset.
4. When you finish recording your
memo, press STOP/7 . The TAD
beeps again and the message
number increases by one.
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• When the TAD receives 40 messages or the memory has less
than 1 minute left, F (full) flashes
on the display.
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Press PLAY/SKIP on the base, or
press FLASH/REMOTE then PLAY/2 on
the handset. The TAD announces the
number of messages and whether the
messages are old (already listened to)
or new. Then each new message
plays, followed by the day and time it
was recorded.
Notes:
• If the TAD detects a busy signal or
silence for more than 7 seconds
while recording a message, it
stops recording and releases the
call.
• When you play back messages
using the handset, the message
number does not appear on the
display.
To skip to the next message, press
PLAY/SKIP (or SKIP/3 on the handset).
When you have both old and new
messages, the TAD first plays back
only new messages. After you have
listened to the new messages, you
can listen to all messages (old then
new) by pressing PLAY again.
While playing back the messages, the
display shows the number of the current message. For example, if you
have a total of four messages (one
old, three new), pressing PLAY displays 2 (the first new message).
To play the current message again,
press REPEAT (or REPEAT/1 on the
handset).
If there are no messages when you
press PLAY, five beeps sound and the
TAD announces “You have no messages.”
Note: If you press REPEAT within 2
seconds after a message begins playing, the TAD repeats the previous
message.
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After all messages have played, the
TAD says “End of messages.” To stop
playback before the end of the messages, press STOP (or STOP/7 on the
handset).
DELETING MESSAGES
To delete the current message, press
DELETE (or DELETE/4 on the handset)
at any time during playback.
To delete all messages at once, while
messages are not playing, hold down
DELETE on the base until the TAD
beeps and 0 appears.
Note: If the TAD has any messages
that have not been played, it sounds
five beeps and does not delete any
messages.
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ADJUSTING THE TAD’S
VOLUME
You can adjust the playback volume
by repeatedly pressing VOLUME s/t on
the base during message playback or
call screening. The current volume
setting appears on the display. Volume settings are from 1 to 15, silent to
loud.
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REMOTE OPERATION
USING THE TOLL-SAVER
When you call the TAD with RING SELECT set to TS (toll-saver), it answers
after about two rings if you have new
messages (ones you have not listened
to). If there are no new messages, the
TAD waits for about five rings before it
answers. This gives you time to hang
up before the TAD answers so you
can avoid long-distance charges.
SETTING THE REMOTE
OPERATION PIN
The remote operation PIN (personal
identification number) permits remote
access to the TAD. The PIN can be
any number from 00 to 99. The default
setting is 00, but you can change it by
following these steps.
1. Press FLASH/REMOTE on the
handset so the TALK/BATT LOW
indicator lights green.
2. Press PIN/ on the keypad, then
enter your two-digit PIN.
Note: If you make an error, the
TAD beeps 5 times. Repeat Steps
2 and 3 to enter the number correctly.
4. Press FLASH/REMOTE so the
TALK/BATT LOW indicator turns
off.
ACCESSING THE TAD BY
REMOTE
While you are away from the phone’s
base, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer, to enter your PIN and do
any of the following:
• Set the TAD to answer calls
• Listen to your messages
• Record a new announcement
• Record a memo
• Erase messages
• Turn the TAD off
Note: You cannot access the TAD
from another telephone on the same
line as your TAD-1017.
1. Dial your phone number and wait
for the TAD to answer.
3. Press PIN/ on the keypad again.
A long beep sounds and your PIN
is stored.
If the TAD is not set to answer
calls, let the phone ring 10 times.
The TAD automatically turns itself
on to answer your call and sounds
a series of beeps then turns off
when you hang up (unless you set
the TAD to answer calls).
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2. When the outgoing message begins (or the TAD sounds a series
of beeps), press
then enter
your 2-digit PIN within 2 seconds.
The message stops, and the TAD
announces “You have xx new
message(s)” (where xx is the
numbers of messages) or “You
have no messages,” then plays a
series of voice prompts to guide
you through remote operation.
3. Press , then, within 2 seconds,
press the number key for the command you want.
Press:
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To:
1
Repeat current message.
2
Play messages and
memos.
3
Skip current message
during playback.
4
Delete current message during playback.
5
Record a memo.
6
Set the TAD to answer/
not answer calls.
7
Stop playback of messages, memos, or the
outgoing announcement; end recording of
memo and outgoing
announcement.
8
Record a new outgoing
message.
0
Play the voice prompts
again.
Notes:
• You can enter the command while
the TAD is announcing the number of messages or during the
voice prompts.
• If you do not enter a command
within 20 seconds after the voice
prompts end, the TAD hangs up.
• The TAD stores all messages until
you delete them.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-1017, but if you do, try
these suggestions. If you still have problems, take your TAD-1017 to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Problem
There is no dial tone.
Suggestion
Check all phone line connections.
Make sure the AC adapter and battery pack are
properly connected.
Make sure the battery pack is properly charged.
The handset loses the security access-protection
code when the battery pack loses its charge. To
correct this, place the handset on the base (see
“Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack” on
Page 12).
You hear noise in the handset, and none of the keys
work.
Make sure the AC adapter and battery pack are
properly connected.
Noise, static, or weak signal
when the phone is away
from the base.
Move the handset closer to the base or relocate
the base.
Noise, static, or weak signal
even when the phone is
near the base.
Press CH to change the channel (see “Changing
the Channel” on Page 15).
The TAD does not answer
calls.
Make sure the TAD is turned on.
Press CH to change the channel (see “Changing
the Channel” on Page 15).
Make sure the base’s antenna is in a vertical position.
Make sure the AC adapter and battery pack are
properly connected.
Check all phone line connections.
The TAD does not record
callers’ messages.
REC TIME is set to ANN (announcement only). Set
it to 1 or 4.
Delete messages if memory is full.
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Problem
The handset does not ring
when you receive a call.
Suggestion
Make sure ringer is set to HI or LO.
Check all phone line connections.
Make sure the AC adapter and battery pack are
properly connected.
Unplug some of the other phones on the telephone line.
The caller’s voice fades in
and out.
Move the handset closer to the base or relocate
the base (see “Selecting a Location” on Page 7).
You hear other calls while
using your phone.
Press CH to change the channel (see “Changing
the Channel” on Page 15).
Try another phone connected to the same line. If
you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in
your wiring or local service. Contact your local
telephone company.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack TAD-1017 900 MHz Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering
System is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your TAD-1017 so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the TAD-1017 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the TAD-1017 gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage
circuit boards and cases and can cause the TAD-1017 to work improperly.
Use and store the TAD-1017 only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the TAD-1017 away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.
Wipe the TAD-1017 with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the TAD-1017.
Modifying or tampering with the TAD-1017’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If your TAD-1017 is not performing as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the phone lines, the
phone company can ask you to disconnect the phone until you have resolved the
problem.
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REPLACING THE
BATTERY PACK
If you follow the instructions in “Connecting and Charging the Battery
Pack” on Page 12, the battery pack
should last about one year. If the battery pack does not hold a charge for
more than 2 hours after an overnight
charge, replace it with a 3.6 volt, 600
mAh battery pack with a connector that
fits the socket in the battery compartment, such as Cat. No. 23-193. You
can order a replacement through your
local RadioShack store.
Install the new battery pack as follows,
then charge the battery for about 18
hours (see “Connecting and Charging
the Battery Pack” on Page 12).
Notes:
• If you have trouble replacing the
battery pack, take the phone to
your local RadioShack store for
assistance.
• To avoid losing phone numbers
stored in memory, install and begin charging the new battery pack
within 3 minutes.
1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
remove the screw on the battery
compartment cover on the bottom
of the handset, and slide off the
cover in the direction of the arrow.
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2. Lift the battery pack from the compartment and gently pull on the
battery connector to disconnect it
from the socket.
3. Plug the new battery pack’s plastic connector into the socket and
place the battery pack into the
compartment.
4. Replace the cover and tighten the
screw.
Cautions:
• You must use a replacement battery pack of the same size and
type.
• Do not burn or bury a battery
pack.
• Be careful not to short the battery
pack by touching it with conducting materials, such as rings,
bracelets, and keys. The battery
or conductor might overheat and
burn.
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Important: This product contains a rechargeable nickel cadmium battery. At
the end of the battery’s useful life, it
must be recycled or disposed of properly. Contact your local, county, or
state hazardous waste management
authorities for information on recycling
or disposal programs in your area.
Some options that might be available
are: municipal curb-side collection,
drop-off boxes at retailers such as
your local RadioShack store, recycling
collection centers, and mail-back programs.
THE FCC WANTS YOU
TO KNOW
In the unlikely event that your phone
causes problems on the phone line,
the phone company can temporarily
discontinue your service. The phone
company normally attempts to notify
you in advance. If advance notice is
not practical, the phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
Your phone might cause TV or radio
interference even when it is operating
properly. To determine whether your
phone is causing the interference, turn
off and unplug your phone and disconnect the handset battery. If the interference goes away, your phone is
causing it.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
• Moving your phone away from the
receiver
• Connecting your phone to an AC
outlet that is on a different electrical circuit from the receiver
• Contacting
your
local
dioShack store for help
Ra-
Some cordless telephones operate on
frequencies that may cause interference to nearby TVs and VCRs. To
minimize or prevent such interference,
the base of the cordless telephone
should not be placed near or on top of
TVs or VCRs. If interference is experienced, moving the cordless telephone
farther away from the TV or VCR will
often reduce or eliminate it.
Also, the phone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect
the operation of this telephone. The
phone company normally notifies you
of these changes in advance, so you
can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your phone service.
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LIGHTNING
Your TAD-1017 has built-in lightning
protection to reduce the risk of damage from surges in phone and power
line current. This protection meets or
exceeds FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the phone line or
power lines can damage your phone.
Lightning damage is not common.
Nevertheless, if you live in an area
that has severe electrical storms, we
suggest that you unplug your phone
during storms to reduce the possibility
of damage.
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NOTES
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned
stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED
HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY
LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS
OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
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