Radio Shack TAD-794 Owner`s manual

Radio Shack TAD-794 Owner`s manual
Cat. No. 43-794
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD -794
900 MHz Caller ID/Call Waiting ID
Cordless Phone
with Digital Answering System
FEATURES
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
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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.
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This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
Important: Cordless phones such as
this one require AC power to operate.
When the AC power is off, you cannot
dial out or receive incoming calls using
your TAD-794. To be safe, you should
also have a phone that does not need
AC power to operate (not a cordless
phone) so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power failure.
Your RadioShack TAD-794 900 MHz
Caller ID/Call Waiting ID Cordless
Phone combines a 900 MHz cordless
telephone with a Caller ID unit and a digital TAD (Telephone Answering Device).
Telephone Features
The TAD-794’s telephone uses advanced analog technology to give you
superior audio quality, while its cordless
operation lets you move freely around
your home or office.
Caller ID Memory — stores up to 30
Caller ID records.
Important Caller ID Information
The TAD-794’s Caller ID unit records
each caller’s telephone number (and
name, if available in your area) and the
day and time of the call, as provided by
your local phone company to Caller ID
service subscribers. And, if you have
Call Waiting with Caller ID, the TAD-794
shows you the incoming caller information, even when you are already on the
phone.
To use the TAD-794’s Caller ID and Call
Waiting with Caller ID features, you
must be in an area where those services
are available and you must subscribe to
those services through your local phone
company.
Where Caller ID is offered, one or more
options are generally available:
• caller’s number only
• caller’s name only
• caller’s name and number
We recommend you record the TAD’s
serial number here. The number is on
the bottom of the base.
Serial Number: __________________
© 1998 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
COM-LOK and RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.
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The TAD stores up to 15 minutes of
messages on a computer chip and
records the day and time each message
was recorded. This gives you advanced
capabilities over tape-based 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 and no tape
mechanisms to wear out.
And, the remote operation feature lets
you operate your TAD from a touch-tone
phone (or a rotary phone and pocket
tone dialer).
900 MHz Operation — provides longer
range and less interference than many
other cordless phones.
Call Waiting ID — you can set the TAD794 to display Caller ID information
about an incoming call when you are on
the phone (if you subscribe to this service from your local phone company).
Headset Jack — lets you connect an
optional headset (available at your local
RadioShack store) for hands-free convenience.
Easy-to-Read Liquid Crystal Display
— lets you see who is trying to reach
you before you answer the phone.
20 Number Memory Dialing — lets you
store up to 20 numbers in memory for
easy dialing.
Handset Volume Control — lets you
adjust the volume of the sound you hear
through the handset.
Ample Talk and Standby Time — the
supplied battery (when fully charged)
provides about 7 hours of talk time or 7
days of standby time.
40 Channels — the TAD-794 finds a
clear channel every time you make or
receive a call. You can also manually
change channels during a call.
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Noise-Reduction Circuitry — provides
sound clarity comparable to that of a
corded phone.
Security Access-Protection Code —
helps prevent other cordless phone users from using your phone line while the
handset is off the base.
COM-LOK ® — ensures that other cordless phone users cannot use your phone
line when the handset is on the base.
Autotalk — lets you set the handset so
you can make or answer a call by simply
lifting the handset from the base.
Programmable Handset Ringer — lets
you select from four tone and volume
settings for the handset’s ringer.
Redial — lets you quickly redial the last
number dialed.
Page — lets you send a signal from the
base to the handset to page someone or
locate the handset if you have misplaced it.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone
services, such as Call Waiting.
Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use either type of service, and you can easily
switch from pulse to tone dialing for special services such as bank-by-phone.
Hearing-Aid Compatibility — lets you
use your phone with hearing aids that
have a T (telephone) switch.
TAD Features
Ample Recording Time — you can
record up to 15 minutes of messages.
Adjustable
Maximum
Message
Length — you can set the TAD-794 to
record messages of up to 1 or 4 minutes.
Date/Time Stamp — records the day
and time each message was 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.
Digital Volume Control — lets you precisely adjust the message playback volume.
Prerecorded Messages — give you the
option of using one of two existing outgoing messages or you can record your
own message (up to 30 seconds long).
Announce-Only — lets you play an announcement for callers to hear, without
recording their messages
Message Counter — shows the number of messages the TAD has recorded.
Programmable PIN — you can set your
own two-digit personal identification
number (PIN) for secure remote operation.
Two-Way Recording — lets you record
both sides of your phone conversation.
Remote Answer-On — lets you turn on
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.
Memo Recording — lets you record a
message at the TAD, without having to
call in by phone.
Adjustable Ring Number — lets you
set the TAD to answer after three or five
rings.
Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary charges when you call by long
distance to check your messages.
Phone Pick-Up Detection — stops recording when you pick up any phone on
the same line as the TAD.
This telephone has been tested and
found to comply with all applicable UL
and FCC standards.
READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
Your TAD-794 conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most
telephone lines. However, each device
that you connect to the telephone line
draws power from the line. We refer to
this power draw as the device’s ringer
equivalence number, or REN. The REN
is on the bottom 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
phones might not ring. 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
Your TAD-794 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 bottom 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
Note: 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.
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CONTENTS
Installation ............................................................................................................... 8
Mounting the Phone ........................................................................................... 8
On a Desk Top ............................................................................................. 8
On a Wall Plate ............................................................................................ 9
Directly on the Wall .................................................................................... 10
Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................... 12
Setting the Dialing Mode .................................................................................. 13
Turning the Base’s Ringer On and Off .............................................................. 14
Setting the Handset Ringer’s Tone and Volume ............................................... 14
Setting the Number of Rings ............................................................................ 15
Setting the Day and Time ................................................................................. 15
Storing Your Area Code .................................................................................... 16
Setting Caller ID with Call Waiting .................................................................... 16
Turning Autotalk On/Off .................................................................................... 17
Telephone Operation ............................................................................................
Making Calls .....................................................................................................
Answering Calls ................................................................................................
Setting the Handset Volume .............................................................................
Changing the Channel ......................................................................................
Using REDIAL ..................................................................................................
Using FLASH ....................................................................................................
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ...............................................................
Using PAGE and FIND .....................................................................................
Memory Dialing .................................................................................................
Storing a Number and Name in Memory ...................................................
Editing or Deleting a Number in Memory ...................................................
Entering a Pause .......................................................................................
Dialing a Memory Number .........................................................................
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers .................................................................
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers .........................................................
Using a Headset ...............................................................................................
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Caller ID Operation ...............................................................................................
Reviewing Caller ID Records ............................................................................
Caller ID Messages ....................................................................................
Dialing from a Caller ID Record ........................................................................
Storing a Caller ID Record to Memory ..............................................................
Deleting Caller ID Records ...............................................................................
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Setting the Record Time ...................................................................................
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ......................................................................
Screening Calls ................................................................................................
Recording Incoming Messages ........................................................................
Recording a Memo ...........................................................................................
Recording a Conversation ................................................................................
Playing Messages ............................................................................................
Adjusting the TAD’s Volume .............................................................................
Deleting Messages ...........................................................................................
Setting the Remote Operation PIN ...................................................................
Remote Operation ............................................................................................
Using Toll-Saver ...............................................................................................
Using Remote Commands ...............................................................................
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Troubleshooting .................................................................................................... 34
Care and Maintenance ..........................................................................................
Replacing the Battery Pack ..............................................................................
The FCC Wants You to Know ...........................................................................
Lightning ...........................................................................................................
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TAD Operation ....................................................................................................... 28
Selecting the Outgoing Message ...................................................................... 28
Recording/Deleting an Outgoing Message ....................................................... 28
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INSTALLATION
MOUNTING THE PHONE
You can place the TAD-794’s base on a
desk or table, mount it on a standard
wall plate, or mount it directly on a wall.
Choose a location that is:
• near an AC outlet
On a Desk Top
1. Insert the bracket’s tabs into the
base’s upper tab slots as shown,
then press down on the bracket’s
clips and insert them into the upper
clip slots.
4. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on
the back of the base.
On a Wall Plate
1. Insert the bracket’s tabs into the
base’s lower tab slots as shown,
then press down on the bracket’s
clips and insert them into the lower
clip slots.
Upper
Clip Slots
• near a modular telephone line jack
Lower
Tab Slots
Clips
Tabs
• out of the way of normal activities
5. Route the adapter’s cord through
the strain relief slot on the bottom of
the bracket.
• away from electrical machinery,
electrical appliances, metal walls or
filing cabinets, wireless intercoms,
alarms, and room monitors
• away from other cordless phones
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 was designed specifically for
your TAD-794. Use only the supplied
adapter.
Strain
Relief
Slot
Upper Tab Slots
2. Route the supplied long modular
cord through the strain relief slot on
the side of the bracket, then plug the
cord into the TEL LINE jack on the
back of the base.
6. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet.
Lower Clip Slots
2. Plug one end of the supplied short
modular cord into the TEL LINE jack
on the back of the base.
Strain
Relief
Slot
Notes:
• 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.
7. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical
position.
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack.
3. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into a modular telephone line jack.
• The USOC number of the jack to be
installed is RJ11C (RJ11W for a wall
plate).
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4. Route the adapter cord through the
narrow groove on the bracket.
7. Press and lift out the handset holder, flip it over as shown, then snap it
back into place so it holds the handset.
2. Insert the bracket’s tabs into the
base’s lower tab slots as shown,
then press down on the bracket’s
clips and insert them into the lower
clip slots.
5. Route the modular and adapter’s
cords through the grooves on the
bracket as shown.
Grooves
Lower
Tab Slots
Narrow
Groove
Tabs
8. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical
position.
5. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into the wall plate jack, then align
the bracket’s keyhole slots with the
wall plate studs and slide the base
downward to secure it.
Directly on the Wall
1. Drill two holes 315/16
inches (100 mm)
apart. Then thread a
screw into each hole,
letting the heads extend about 5/16 inch (8
mm) from the wall.
6. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet.
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Lower Clip Slots
For this mounting method, you need two
screws (not supplied) with heads that fit
into the keyhole slots on the bottom of
the base.
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6. Align the bracket’s keyhole slots
with the mounting screws and slide
the base downward to secure it.
3. Plug one end of the supplied long
modular cord into the TEL LINE jack
on the back of the base.
/16 "
3 15/16 "
4. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack.
7. Plug the modular cord’s other end
into a modular telephone line jack.
8. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet.
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9. Press and lift out the handset holder, flip it over as shown, then snap it
back into place so it holds the handset.
10. Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical
position.
the compartment. The connector fits
only one way.
3. Put the battery pack in the compartment and fasten the retainer strap.
• When you first use the phone after
charging or recharging the battery
pack, the phone might not work and
you might hear a five-beep error signal when you press TALK . If this
happens, return the handset to the
base for about 5 seconds. This resets the security access-protection
code.
• 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.
4. Replace the cover.
CONNECTING AND
CHARGING THE BATTERY
PACK
The TAD-794 comes with a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery pack in the
handset but not connected. Before using
your phone, you must connect the battery pack and then charge it for about 14
hours.
Notes:
5. To charge the battery pack, simply
place the handset on the base, facing either up or down. The CHARGE
indicator on the base lights.
Also, check the charging contacts
on the handset and base. If the contacts are dirty or tarnished, clean
them with a pencil eraser.
display. If this happens, you must recharge the battery pack before you
can make another call.
• If the battery pack is completely discharged or the base loses power
while the handset is away from it,
place the handset on the base to reset the security access-protection
code. If it was the handset that lost
power, recharge the battery pack.
• The supplied battery pack should
last for about a year. When it loses
its ability to fully recharge, order a
replacement battery pack from your
local RadioShack store (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on
Page 37).
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. Press down and slide off the battery
pack compartment cover.
1. Set DIAL MODE to T (tone).
2. Unfasten the plastic retainer strap
and lift the battery pack out of the
compartment. Plug the battery
pack’s connector into the socket in
Recharge the battery pack
RECHARGE NOW appears and
es on the handset display.
when
flash-
• About once a month, fully discharge
the battery by keeping the handset
off the base until RECHARGE NOW
appears and
flashes on the display. Otherwise, the battery pack
loses its ability to fully recharge.
• If the battery pack becomes weak
during a call, the handset beeps every four seconds, and RECHARGE
NOW appears and
flashes on the
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2. Press TALK on the handset and listen for a dial tone.
SETTING THE NUMBER
OF RINGS
3. Press any number other than 0.
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 number 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. Press TALK or place the handset on
the base to hang up.
To turn on the base’s ringer, set RINGER
to ON .
1. Lift the handset. If talk
press TALK to turn it off.
appears,
2. Press VOLUME. The phone displays and sounds the current ringer
tone and volume.
2. To change the day of the week, repeatedly press SKIP to move forward or REPEAT to move backward.
Note: If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set RING TIME to
toll-saver (see “Using Toll-Saver” on
Page 32).
SETTING THE DAY AND
TIME
You must set the day of the week and
time so the TAD can record the correct
day and time of each message.
TURNING THE BASE’S
RINGER ON AND OFF
To turn off the base’s ringer, set RINGER
on the back of the base to OFF. You can
still make or receive calls using this
phone, and telephones on the same line
and the TAD’s handset (when it is away
from the base) still ring when there is an
incoming call.
Set RING TIME on the side of the base to
3, 5 , or T/S to select how long the TAD
waits before it answers a call (3 rings, 5
rings, or toll-saver).
SETTING THE HANDSET
RINGER’S TONE AND
VOLUME
Follow these steps to set the handset
ringer’s tone and volume.
3. Repeatedly press VOLUME until you
hear the desired ringer tone and volume. Each time you press VOLUME,
the ringer setting changes in the following order:
number (0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, and so on).
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between each key press, the TAD exits
the time setting process. Start again at
Step 1.
1. Hold down CLOCK until the TAD
beeps. The TAD announces the currently set day and displays the day’s
3. Press CLOCK . The TAD announces
the hour. To change the hour, repeatedly press SKIP or REPEAT.
4. Press CLOCK . The TAD announces
the minutes. To change the minutes,
repeatedly press SKIP or REPEAT.
5. Press CLOCK . The TAD announces
“AM” or “PM,” and A or P appears.
Press SKIP or REPEAT to change
this setting.
6. Press CLOCK . The TAD announces
the day and time.
Notes: If the TAD loses AC power, its
clock will keep the correct time for about
one hour.
Ring Type A High
Ring Type A Low
Ring Type B High
Ring Type B Low
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STORING YOUR AREA
CODE
To quickly dial a number from a Caller
ID record (see “Dialing from a Caller ID
Record” on Page 27) or to correctly
store a number from a record into a
memory dialing location (see “Storing a
Caller ID Record to Memory” on
Page 27), you must store your local area
code in the TAD-794’s memory. Then,
when you dial from a Caller ID record,
the TAD-794 skips the area code if it
matches the one you stored.
Follow these steps to store your area
code.
1. Lift the handset. If talk
press TALK to turn it off.
appears,
2. Press FUNCTION twice. The display
shows AREA CODE and 1-.
3. Enter your 3-digit area code, then
press MEM. The phone beeps and
STORING appears.
TURNING AUTOTALK ON/
OFF
Your phone is preset so you must press
TALK when you lift the handset from the
base to make or answer a call. With auto
talk turned on, you can make or answer
a call by just lifting the handset from the
base.
To delete the area code, follow Steps 1
and 2, then press MEM in Step 3 without
entering a new area code. DELETING
appears.
SETTING CALLER ID WITH
CALL WAITING
If you have Caller ID with Call Waiting
service on your phone line, the TAD-794
can show Caller ID information for an incoming call even while you are already
on the phone.
Follow these steps to turn auto talk on or
off.
1. Lift the handset. If talk
press TALK to turn it off.
appears,
2. Press FUNCTION 4 times. The current autotalk setting and ON1 OFF-0 appear on the display.
3. Press 1 to turn on the autotalk feature, or 0 to turn it off.
4. Press MEM to store the new setting.
The handset beep, and briefly
shows the new setting.
Follow these steps to turn the Caller ID
with Call Waiting feature on or off.
1. Lift the handset. If talk
press TALK to turn it off.
Note: If an area code is already
stored, it appears on the display after the 1–. Repeatedly press DELETE to erase it.
2. Press
FUNCTION
three
appears,
times.
CIDCW (Caller ID Call Waiting), the
current setting, and ON-1 OFF-0
appear.
3. Press 1 to turn this feature on, or 0
to turn it off.
4. Press MEM . The new setting appears.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
MAKING CALLS
SETTING THE HANDSET
VOLUME
1. Lift the handset. Press TALK , if necessary, so talk appears.
The TAD-794’s handset has two volume
settings, normal and high. To change
the volume during a call, press VOLUME .
VOL NORMAL or VOL HIGH appears.
Note: If the handset is too far from the
base, the channel might not change.
Move closer to the base and try again.
• To erase the entire phone number,
press CANCEL .
The IN USE indicator on the base
lights and the currently selected
channel number appears on the
handset display.
USING REDIAL
The handset resets to normal volume after each call.
IN USE
Indicator
To end a call, place the handset on the
base or press TALK .
2. Dial the number. You see the number as you dial, then (after 5 seconds) the elapsed time for this call.
You can also dial the number when
talk is not on the display. The number
appears on the display as you dial.
When you finish dialing, press TALK .
(The phone does not dial the number
until you press TALK .)
Notes:
• If you make a mistake when dialing,
repeatedly press DELETE to erase
the error, then enter the correct
number. DELETE erases one number each time you press it.
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ANSWERING CALLS
CALLING appears on the handset
when a call comes in. If you subscribe to
Caller ID service, the Caller ID information appears by the second ring (see
“Caller ID Operation” on Page 25).
To answer the call, lift the handset and
press TALK . Or, if auto talk is on, just lift
the handset from the base. talk appears, and the display briefly shows the
channel number, then the call’s elapsed
time.
To end a call, place the handset on the
base or press TALK .
You can quickly dial the last number dialed. Lift the handset and press TALK,
then press REDIAL.
CHANGING THE
CHANNEL
The TAD-794 has 40 channels (frequency pairs used between the base and
handset). It automatically selects a clear
channel each time you make or receive
a call.
You can also change the channel yourself. If you hear other conversations or
excessive noise during a call, press
CHANNEL to select a different channel.
The new channel number briefly appears.
Notes:
• You can also press REDIAL (so you
see the stored number) first, then
press TALK.
• The redial memory holds up to 32
digits, so you can redial longdistance as well as local numbers.
• The redial memory hold pause entries (see “Entering a Pause” on
Page 23) and tone entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line”
on Page 20).
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USING FLASH
FLASH performs the electronic equiva-
3. 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.
If you have misplaced the handset and
want it to beep for more than 2 seconds
(to give you time to find it), press FIND .
The handset beeps for about 1 minute.
Press TALK twice on the handset to silence the beep sooner.
3. Press 1 to store a new number.
PHONE NO.? appears.
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.
4. After you complete the call, return
the handset to the base or press
TALK. The phone automatically resets to the pulse mode.
Note: When you dial a number without
talk displayed, you can enter TONE ( )
as part of the number (the display shows
). When you press TALK , the phone
automatically adds a 1-second pause after the tone entry, allowing time for the
service to answer (for example).
USING PAGE AND FIND
To send a page from the base to the
handset, when the handset is not in use,
press PAGE on the base. The handset
beeps for 2 seconds and the handset’s
display shows PAGING.
1. Be sure DIAL MODE is set to P
(pulse).
4. Enter the number and any tone or
pause entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 20
and “Entering a Pause” on
Page 23).
MEMORY DIALING
You can store up to 20 phone numbers
and names in memory, then dial a stored
number by entering a two-digit memory
location number.
5. Press MEM. NAME? appears.
Each number can be up to 16 digits, and
each name can be up to 12 characters.
Storing a Number and Name in
Memory
Notes:
6. To enter a name, use t or s to select
the characters and
or
to move
the cursor.
• If you wait more than 20 seconds
between each keypress, a five-beep
error signal sounds and memory
storage stops. Start again at Step 1.
• If you receive a call while storing a
memory number, you must start
again from Step 1.
2. Dial the service’s main number.
Note: Each tone or pause entry uses one digit of memory.
1. Lift the handset. If talk
press TALK to turn it off.
appears,
2. Press FUNCTION. DIAL MEMORY?
and MEM-1 EDIT-0 appear.
Repeatedly press t to see the characters in alphabetical order. (The
display shows uppercase letters
first, then lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.)
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Notes:
• Press s to see the characters in
reverse alphabetical order.
• You can hold down s or t to scroll
rapidly through the characters.
• If you make a mistake, move the
cursor over the error, then enter
the correct character, or press
DELETE to delete a character.
Editing or Deleting a Number in
Memory
Note: If you change your mind while editing a memory number, press CANCEL
to stop the process without making any
changes.
1. Lift the handset. If talk
press TALK to turn it off.
appears,
7. Press MEM . LOCATION? appears.
2. Press FUNCTION . DIAL MEMORY?
and MEM-1 EDIT-0 appear.
8. Enter the memory location number
(01–20) where you want to store the
number. The TAD beeps and
STORING briefly appears.
3. Press 0 to select edit. LOCATION?
appears.
9. For each stored number, write the
person’s or company’s name next to
the appropriate location number on
the supplied memory directory sticker. (Use a pencil in case you need to
change the number later.) Peel the
backing from the sticker and attach
it to the phone as shown.
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 PAUSE . P appears. You can add more pause entries
for a longer pause.
4. Enter the memory location number
(01-20) for the number or name you
want to edit or delete. The display
shows the location number, name,
and phone number.
To edit the number, press MEM. Repeatedly press DELETE to delete
some or all of the number, then enter the new number (in reverse order) and press MEM again.
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 enter the number for the location where the additional
information is stored.
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
Note: You can scroll through the
memory locations by pressing s or t.
5. To delete the selected number, hold
down DELETE until the handset
beeps and No memory appears.
You can also select a memory number
before you press TALK . Press MEM,
then enter the desired location number,
or use s and t to scroll through the memory locations. The display shows the location number, name, and phone
number. Then press TALK.
Dialing a Memory Number
1. Lift the handset. Press TALK, if necessary, so talk appears.
2. Press MEM and enter the memory
location number (01-20) for the
number you want to dial.
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.
Note: To edit the name without editing the number, press MEM twice.
To replace a stored number, simply store
a new one in its place.
To edit the name, use the s, t, ,
and
keys as described in Step 6
of “Storing a Number and Name in
Memory” on Page 21.
6. Press MEM . STORING briefly appears.
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CALLER ID OPERATION
USING A HEADSET
You can talk on the phone with handsfree convenience using an optional
headset that has a 3/32-inch (2.5-mm)
plug. Contact your local RadioShack
store for a suitable headset.
To connect the headset, pull open the
rubber cover marked
on the side of
the handset, then insert the headset’s
plug into the jack.
Notes:
• Connecting a headset disconnects
the handset’s earpiece and microphone.
• VOLUME on the handset also controls the connected headset’s volume.
• If you place the handset on the base
to recharge it while the headset is
connected, be sure the handset
seats properly.
You can use a handset holder (available
from your local RadioShack store) to
hang the handset on your belt for greater
convenience.
When you finish using the headset, disconnect it from the handset and close
the rubber cover to protect the jack.
If you subscribe to Caller ID service from
your phone company, the phone company sends information about the caller, as
well as the time and date, between the
first and second rings of every call you
receive.
The TAD-794 displays this information
when a call is received, and it stores up
to 30 Caller ID records for later review.
The display also shows if caller information is unavailable or if the name or number is blocked by the caller (see “Caller
ID Messages” on Page 26).
If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, you hear a tone through the handset when a call comes in, then the Caller
ID record appears. If you want to answer
the incoming call, press FLASH. To
resume the previous phone conversation, press FLASH again.
REVIEWING CALLER ID
RECORDS
To review Caller ID records, press CALL
ID. The display shows the total number
of Caller ID records and the number of
new records, if any.
Note: When call id is blinking, the
TAD-794 is busy recalling a record. Wait
for the blinking to stop before pressing a
button.
To scroll through the Caller ID records,
repeatedly press s or t.
If the TAD’s Caller ID memory becomes
full, it replaces the oldest Caller ID
record with each new call.
With a headset connected, you can
make or answer calls as usual using the
keys on the handset.
call id
The first line of the record shows the
caller’s name, and the second line
shows the caller’s phone number. If the
name or number is more than 12 characters long, the first 12 characters appear, then, after about four seconds, the
rest of the name or number scrolls onto
the display.
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To see the date and time of a call, press
(8 ) while the Caller ID record is on the
display. The date, time, and record number appear. To return to the record,
press again.
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Caller ID Messages
Display
To see how many times a caller has
called, press TC (9 ) (total calls) while the
Caller ID record is on the display. The
phone number and the total number of
calls from that number appear. To return
to the record, press TC again.
ERROR
TOTAL
xx
Appears when there
are no new Caller
ID records (ones
you have not reviewed).
NEW is the number
of new Caller ID
records. TOTAL is
the total of all Caller
ID records.
The Caller ID information was garbled,
or if there was an
error during the
transmission.
UNAVAILABLE The caller chose to
block sending Caller ID information.
Either the name, the
number, or both
were blocked.
OUT-OF-AREA The caller is not
within a Caller ID
service area, or is
making an operatorassisted or credit
card call.
END
DELETING CALLER ID
RECORDS
To dial a local number stored in a Caller
ID record, recall the record, then press
TALK . To dial a long distance number,
recall the record and press 1 (1 appears
before the displayed number), then
press TALK.
You can delete Caller ID records individually, or all at once.
Description
TOTAL CALLS
xx
NEW
xx
DIALING FROM A CALLER
ID RECORD
Appears when you
scroll before the first
or after the last Caller ID record.
To delete a single record, recall the
record, then hold down DELETE for at
least 2 seconds.
Notes:
• If a Caller ID record does not contain a phone number (if it was
blocked by the caller, for example)
you cannot dial from that record.
• If the stored number is longer than
16 digits, the phone sounds five
quick beeps when you press 1 and
does not dial it.
STORING A CALLER ID
RECORD TO MEMORY
To delete all call records, press CALLER
ID to display the total number of records,
then hold down DELETE until the handset beeps and END appears (about 5
seconds).
To store the name and number in a Caller ID record into the phone’s memory,
recall that record, then press MEM. LOCATION? appears. Enter a two-digit
memory location number (01–20). The
TAD sounds a long beep, then STORING briefly appears.
Note: You cannot store a Caller ID
record that does not contain a phone
number.
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TAD OPERATION
ANN (announcement) — The TAD
plays the outgoing message but
does not let callers leave a message.
SELECTING THE
OUTGOING MESSAGE
The TAD has two prerecorded outgoing
messages. One asks the caller to leave
a message: “Hello, no one is available to
take your call. Please leave a message
after the tone.” The TAD uses this message when REC TIME is set to 1 or 4 (see
“Setting the Record Time”).
The other is simply an announcement
and does not let the caller leave a message: “Hello, no one is available to take
your call.” The TAD uses this message
when REC TIME is set to ANN.
You can also record your own message
(see “Recording/Deleting an Outgoing
Message”). When you record your own
outgoing message, the TAD uses it for
all REC TIME settings.
To switch between your outgoing message and the TAD’s prerecorded message, press OGM. When the current
message begins to play, press OGM
again. The TAD switches to the other
message and plays it.
Hint: Do not tell callers that you are not
home. Instead, say that you cannot
come to the phone right now.
Note: The TAD-794 cannot record an
outgoing message less than two seconds long.
To delete your outgoing message and
use the TAD’s prerecorded messages,
hold down OGM until the TAD beeps.
Then press OGM again within two seconds.
SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
To set the TAD to answer calls, press
ANSWER . If the TAD is set to record a
caller’s message (see “Setting the
Record Time” on Page 28), it plays the
outgoing message and shows the number of recorded messages. If the TAD is
set to announce-only, it plays the outgoing message, and A appears.
To set the TAD to not answer calls,
press ANSWER . The TAD announces
“Answer off” and the message counter
turns off.
SETTING THE RECORD
TIME
After the TAD answers a call, it plays the
outgoing message, beeps, and records
the caller’s message.
Each incoming message can be up to 1
or 4 minutes long, depending on how
you set REC TIME (see “Setting the
Record Time” on Page 28). The TAD794’s maximum recording capacity is 15
minutes or 59 recorded messages.
The TAD stops recording up and resets
to answer the next call when:
• the caller hangs up
• the maximum message length is
reached
• the TAD hears a busy signal or more
than 5 seconds of silence
• you pick up the TAD’s handset or
any phone on the same phone line
Set REC TIME to 1, 4, or ANN to determine how the TAD-794 will record incoming messages.
Note: When the TAD’s message memory is full, FL appears on the display.
RECORDING/DELETING
AN OUTGOING MESSAGE
To record your outgoing message (up to
30 seconds long), hold down OGM until
the TAD beeps and -- appears. When
you finish your message, press STOP .
The TAD plays back your message.
RECORDING INCOMING
MESSAGES
RECORDING A MEMO
SCREENING CALLS
1 — The TAD plays the outgoing
message and lets callers leave a
message up to 1 minute long.
4 — The TAD plays the outgoing
message and lets callers leave a
message up to 4 minutes long.
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 line. The TAD stops recording and
resets to answer the next call.
A memo is a message you can record at
the TAD for yourself or others in your
home or office. The TAD-794 stores
memos as incoming messages (see
“Playing Messages” on Page 30).
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To record a memo, hold down MEM on
the base until the TAD beeps and ––
appears in the message counter window, then speak your message (up to
four minutes long). When you finish the
memo, press STOP.
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Note: The TAD-794 cannot record a
conversation less than two seconds
long.
To replay the current message from the
beginning, press REPEAT . If you press
REPEAT within 5 seconds after a message begins playing, the TAD replays
the previous message.
DELETING MESSAGES
To delete the current message while it is
playing, hold down DELETE until the
TAD beeps.
PLAYING MESSAGES
After the TAD-794 has recorded a message, its message counter shows the total number of messages stored. If you
have new messages, the number flashes.
Note: The TAD-794 cannot record a
memo less than two seconds long.
RECORDING A
CONVERSATION
To play your messages, press PLAY.
The TAD announces the number of new
and old messages, then plays the new
messages. The message number appears as each message plays, and the
TAD announces the day and time of the
call at the end of each message.
The TAD-794 lets you record both sides
of a telephone conversation.
Note: It is illegal in some areas to record
a conversation without the consent of all
parties to the conversation, including the
phone company. Check the laws in your
area before you use the two-way recording feature.
To start recording a phone conversation,
press MEM on the base. The TAD beeps
and –– appears. As it records the conversation, the TAD beeps every 15 seconds to let the caller know that the
conversation is being recorded. To stop
recording, press STOP .
The TAD-794 stores a recorded conversation as a message (see “Playing Messages” on Page 30).
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To play all messages after playing the
new messages, press PLAY again.
To skip to the next message, press SKIP
during playback.
ADJUSTING THE TAD’S
VOLUME
To adjust the speaker’s volume, repeatedly press VOLUME s or t on the base.
The volume setting from 1 (lowest) to
10 (highest) appears in the message
counter window.
To delete all messages at once, while
messages are not playing, hold down
DELETE on the base until the TAD
beeps and 0 appears in the message
counter window.
Note: You cannot delete new (unplayed) messages. If you try to delete all
messages at once while you still have
new messages, the TAD sounds five
quick beeps and does not delete any
messages.
SETTING THE REMOTE
OPERATION PIN
The TAD-794’s two-digit remote operation PIN (personal identification number)
prevents unauthorized remote access to
your messages. The default PIN is 80.
Follow these steps to change the PIN to
any number from 00 to 99.
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between each keypress, the TAD exits
the PIN setting process. Start again at
Step 1.
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1. Hold down PIN until the TAD beeps
and 00 appears in the message
counter window.
• record a new outgoing message
• record a memo
• erase messages
Note: You cannot remotely operate the
TAD-794 using its handset or another
telephone on the same line as the TAD.
2. Press SKIP to set the first digit of the
PIN higher or REPEAT to set it lower.
Then press PIN .
3. Press SKIP or REPEAT to set the
second digit of the PIN, then press
PIN . The TAD announces the new
PIN.
To check your PIN at any time, press
PIN . The PIN appears in the message
counter window, and the TAD announces it.
Note: If the TAD loses power, it will retain the PIN for about one hour before
resetting to the default.
USING TOLL-SAVER
If RING TIME is set to T/S (toll-saver, see
“Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 15), the TAD-794 answers after
about three rings if you have new messages (ones you have not listened to). If
there are no new messages, the TAD
answers after about five rings. This
gives you time to hang up before the
TAD answers so you can avoid unnecessary long-distance charges.
USING REMOTE
COMMANDS
Follow these steps to operate the TAD
from a remote location.
REMOTE OPERATION
While you are away from your home or
office, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer (available from your local RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and
do any of the following:
• set the TAD to answer or not answer
calls
2. When the outgoing message begins
(or the TAD sounds a series of
beeps), press # , then enter your PIN
within 2 seconds.
If the PIN is correct, the TAD announces the day and time, then it
announces the number of messages. The TAD beeps about once every two seconds to let you know it is
ready to accept remote commands.
3. To use a remote command, press # ,
then, within 2 seconds, press the
number for the command you want.
Press #
then:
To:
1
Repeat current message
during playback.
2
Play messages.
3
Skip current message during playback.
4
Delete current message
during playback.
5
Stop playback, recording,
and room monitoring.
6
Set the TAD to answer calls.
Nots: If you wait more than 20 seconds
between each keypress, the TAD
sounds a long beep and hangs up.
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Record a memo, or stop
recording a memo.
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1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the TAD to answer.
Record or stop recording a
new outgoing message.
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Set the TAD to not answer
calls.
Note: Even if the TAD is not set to
answer calls, it will answer after
about 10 rings and sound a series of
beeps.
Monitor the room where the
TAD is located for 15 seconds.
• listen to your messages
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-794, but if you do, these
suggestions might help.
Problem
TAD does not answer calls.
Problem
Noise, static, or weak signal.
Suggestion
Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected.
Move the handset closer to the base, or relocate
the base (see “Mounting the Phone” on Page 8).
Keep the handset away from computers, remote
control toys, wireless microphones, alarm systems, intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent
lights, and electrical appliances.
Check all phone line connections.
TAD does not record callers’
messages.
Be sure the battery pack is charged.
Someone has picked up another phone on the
same line. Hang up the other phone.
Hang up and redial the number.
The handset does not work,
and its display remains blank.
Be sure the battery pack is connected and
charged.
The handset does not work,
but its display is on.
Be sure the phone line cord and AC adapter are
correctly and securely connected.
REC TIME is set to ANN (announce-only). Set it to
1 or 4 .
Memory may be full (FL appears). Delete some
of your messages.
Press CHANNEL to change the channel.
Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
Suggestion
Make sure the TAD is set to answer calls (see
“Setting the TAD to Answer Calls” on Page 29).
You have an incoming call, but
do not receive any Caller ID
information.
Let the phone ring at least twice before answering, so it has time to record the caller information.
Call your phone company to verify that your
Caller ID service is active.
If you still have problems, disconnect the TAD-794. If other phones on the same line
work properly, the fault is in this phone or its installation. If you cannot find the problem, take your TAD-794 to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Return the handset to the base to reset the security access-protection code.
The handset battery pack
does not charge.
Check the charging contacts on the handset and
base. If they are dirty, clean them with a pencil
eraser.
Be sure the battery pack is connected correctly.
Replace the battery pack (see “Replacing the
Battery Pack” on Page 37).
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack TAD-794 900 MHz Caller ID/Call Waiting ID Cordless Phone is an
example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you
care for your TAD-794 so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the TAD-794 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the TAD-794 only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage battery packs, and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the TAD-794 away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the TAD-794 gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the TAD-794 to work improperly.
Use only a battery pack of the required size and recommended type.
Battery packs can leak chemicals that damage your TAD-794’s electronic parts.
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 will
not hold a charge for more than 2 hours
after an overnight charge, replace it with
a new 3.6 V, 600 mAh battery pack with
a connector that fits the socket in the
battery compartment. You can order a
replacement battery pack through your
local RadioShack store.
4. Replace the cover.
5. To charge the battery pack, place
the handset on the base either faceup or facedown. The CHARGE indicator on the base lights.
Install the new battery pack as described here, then charge it for about 14
hours.
Note: To avoid losing numbers stored in
memory, install and begin charging the
new battery pack within 1 minute.
1. Press down and slide off the battery
pack compartment cover as shown.
Cautions:
• You must use a replacement battery
pack of the same size and type.
Wipe the TAD-794 with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the TAD-794.
Modifying or tampering with the TAD-794’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If
your TAD-794 is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for
assistance. If the trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone company can ask
you to disconnect your TAD-794 until you have resolved the problem.
3. Insert the new battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment, place the battery pack into
the compartment, and refasten the
retainer strap.
• Do not dispose of the battery pack in
a fire because it might explode.
2. Unfasten the plastic retainer strap
and lift the battery pack out of the
compartment, then gently pull on the
battery connector to disconnect it.
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• Do not open or mutilate the battery
pack.
• Be careful not to short the battery
pack by touching it with conducting
materials, such as rings, bracelets,
and keys. The battery pack or conductor might overheat and burn.
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NOTES
Important: This product contains a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery
pack. At the end of the battery pack’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. If this happens, the
phone company 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.
Also, the phone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the
operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these
changes in advance, so you can take
the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.
Your phone might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating
properly. To determine whether your
phone is causing the interference, turn
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off your phone. If the interference goes
away, your phone is causing the interference. 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 RadioShack
store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference,
the FCC requires that you stop using
your phone.
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 a TV or VCR.
LIGHTNING
Your telephone has built-in lightning protection to reduce the risk of damage
from surges in telephone line and power
line current. This lightning protection
meets or exceeds FCC requirements.
However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your
telephone.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live 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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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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A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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