BT 1200 Cordless Telephone User Manual

Freestyle 1200
User guide
Please open this page for an ‘At a
glance’ guide to your Freestyle 1200.
At a glance
Aerial
Does not extend, do not
pull out.
Volume control buttons
Adjusts the handset ringer volume
and earpiece speech volume.
see page 11
Channel seeker button
Selects the best alternative radio
frequency if interference occurs
during a call.
see page 11
Talk button (and light)
For making and receiving calls.
see page 10
Intercom button (and light)
Enables communication between
the handset and base unit.
see page 14
3
SK
M
NO
§
IP
L
TU
6
Screen button
Allows you to listen to a caller’s
message without answering the call.
see page 27
W
XYZ
V
8
F
JK
5
TE
LE
✱
DE
DE
S
P
7
C
1
§
G
4
RS
Charging contacts
2
Q
Secrecy button
When pressed, it stops the
caller hearing you.
see page 14
1
HI
Call Return (1471) button
Lets you hear the
telephone number of the last
person who called you.
see page 32
SCREEN
PL
AB
KIP
Quickdial button
Allows you to store and dial up to
10 numbers in the memory.
see page 12
TALK
INTERCOM
§II
AY
Keypad
Allows you to operate the answering
machine from the handset.
Battery low light
Flashes when the handset
battery is low.
see page 8
BATT
LOW
9
0
QUICKDIAL
R
REDIAL
SECRECY
1471
Call
Waiting
Recall button
For use with PBXs and
BT Select Services.
see page 17
Redial button
Redials the last number dialled.
see page 11
Call Waiting button
Lets you switch between two
callers when Call Waiting has been
ordered from BT Select Services.
see page 32
Day/hour/min
buttons
Sets the answering
machine’s internal clock.
see page 21
MAILBOX 1
DAY
Code/Set button
Sets the security code
for remote access and
sets the day and time.
see page 28
CODE/SET
HOUR
MIN
MEMO
MAILBOX 2
RESET
VOLUME
OGM
INTERCOM
MESSAGES
DELETE
Back-up battery
compartment
see page 6
Freestyle 1200
MAILBOX 1
MEMO
VOLUME
Skip backwards/
forwards and Stop
buttons
Used to stop, skip
backward or skip
forward during
playback of messages.
see page 24
2
MAILBOX 2
INTERCOM
MESSAGES
Answer on/off
button
Switches the answer
machine on or off.
see page 22
OGM button
Used to record and
play your outgoing
message.
see page 20
Memo button
Allows you to leave
memos for other
members of your family.
see page 22
Intercom button
and light
Press to make or
answer an intercom
call. Light flashes
when an intercom call
is ringing and stays on
during the call.
see page 14
In use indicator
Lights up when the
handset is in use.
see page 10
Reset button
Resets the answering
machine settings.
see page 26
DELETE
CHARGING
IN USE
STOP
ANSWER
ON/OFF
Microphone
PAUSE
PLAY
Play/pause button
Plays back and pauses
your messages.
see page 23
Mailbox buttons
Gives callers two
additional options as to
where messages are
left. For example,
business messages in
mailbox 1 and personal
messages in mailbox 2.
see page 23
Volume control
button
Adjusts the volume of
playback, voice prompts
see page 26
Delete button
Deletes messages
see pages 20 and 24
Charging indicator
Lights up when the
handset batteries are
being charged.
see page 7
Base unit
telescopic aerial
In this guide
At a glance
1
Introduction
4
Setting up
5
Using your Freestyle 1200
telephone
10
Using your Freestyle 1200
answering machine
18
Remote access
29
BT Select Services
32
Freestyle 90/130/1200
Additional Handsets
34
Help
37
Technical information
41
Maintenance
44
Index
47
Wall mounting
49
Hints and tips boxes
In this user guide, we’ve included helpful tips and
useful notes. They are shown in a grey box.
3
Introduction
Your Freestyle 1200 has
been designed for ease of use and made to the very high
standards set by BT.
We thank you for making the right
choice and expect that you will have
many years of quality service.
Please read the instructions carefully
before use and keep this user guide
for future reference.
For your records
Date of purchase:
Emergency calls
The emergency services can be
contacted in the UK by dialling 999.
You may also dial 112, which is valid
in any country that is a member of the
European Community.
As the Freestyle 1200 is a mainspowered cordless telephone, in certain
situations you may not be able to make
an emergency call:
• If there is severe radio interference.
Place of purchase:
Serial number:
(on the underside of the machine)
Purchase price:
For warranty purposes, proof of
purchase is required, so please keep
your receipt.
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• If the handset batteries fail.
• If there is a power cut and there is no
back-up battery in the base unit.
If your Freestyle 1200 is connected to a
PBX (switchboard), you may have to
dial an access number before 999 to
contact the emergency services.
Some switchboards cannot dial out
during a power failure.
Setting up
Follow these steps to get your
Freestyle 1200 ready for use.
Important
As this product is rechargeable, it is
normal that a certain amount of heat
will be produced in its day-to-day
operation. While this is entirely safe,
we advise against placing this product
on antique, veneered or wooden
surfaces as damage may occur.
Plan where you will put your
Freestyle 1200.
• It should be within two metres of a
power socket and the phone socket.
Check that your Freestyle 1200 is
complete. When you unpack, you
should have:
• Freestyle 1200 handset.
• Freestyle 1200 base unit with
telephone line cord attached.
• Mains power adaptor plug.
• Wall mounting bracket with
screws.
• Remote access quick reference
card.
• Spare Quickdial directory label.
• You need enough room for the base
unit’s telescopic aerial to be fully
extended.
• For the best operating conditions, try
to place the base unit away from
large metal objects and other
electrical appliances.
Electrical storm warning
1 During periods of electrical storm,
you are advised to disconnect your
apparatus because damage may
occur.
2 If a fault occurs during the 12-month
warranty period and it is due to
accidental or wilful damage
(including lightning and electrical
damage), BT will not replace or
repair free of charge.
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Setting up
Like all cordless phones, your Freestyle
1200 handset will need charging for 24
hours before initial use.
3 Insert battery in base
unit (for back-up only)
1 Handset aerial
9V
✖
CO
Your Freestyle 1200 uses a compact
aerial which does not pull out.
2 Check your telephone
wall socket
DAY
HOUR
/S
OG
MIN
RESET
To fit the back-up battery, release
the retaining clips, lift off the
battery compartment cover and
insert one new PP3 alkaline battery
(not supplied) as shown in the
diagram above. Replace the battery
compartment cover.
A good quality, fresh battery should
last about six months. To ensure
constant battery back-up, replace it
every six months.
If your Freestyle 1200 is your only
phone, you should fit a back-up battery
in the base unit so that your phone can
always be used in emergencies.
If you do not have a modern phone
socket, call BT on Freefone 0800
800 150 and ask for an engineer to
come and fit the right socket within
two metres of a mains socket.
6
If the power fails, the back-up battery
will give you up to one hour talktime
or seven hours on standby.
Note
If the power fails during a call, you
will only be able to end the call by
pressing the green TALK button.
Setting up
4 Plug the power cable
into the back of the base
unit
12V AC
PHONE LINE
5 Connect the base unit
three-pin adaptor to a
power socket
The unit will alternatively display -and C L flashing slowly. The internal
clock will automatically be set to
Saturday 12:01pm. To change the
day and time, see page 21.
Mains power adaptor
Plug the adaptor cable into the
socket on the back of your
Freestyle 1200.
Warnings
1 Do not try to use any power supply
other than the one provided. This
may permanently damage your
Freestyle 1200.
2 Your Freestyle 1200 should not be
fitted in wet or damp conditions, for
example in a bathroom. Also, the
handset should not be left out in
the rain.
3 There is a slight chance that your
phone could be damaged by an
electrical storm. We recommend
that you unplug the base unit from
the mains during storms.
The Freestyle 1200 must only be used
with the adaptor supplied.
Using any other adaptor will result in
non-compliance with EN60950:1992,
and will invalidate the approval given
to this apparatus.
6 Charge the handset
When you first use your Freestyle
1200, the rechargeable battery in the
handset needs charging for 24 hours.
• Make sure you have connected
your Freestyle 1200 to the mains
power supply; see steps 4 and 5.
• Place the handset on the base
unit, ensuring the contacts are
touching. The red CHARGING
light comes on.
• The CHARGING light remains
on while the handset is on the
base unit.
• When sufficiently charged for use,
the CHARGING light turns green.
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Setting up
As a rule, placing the handset on
the base unit overnight will keep
the battery fully charged for all
normal use.
7 Plug the phone into the
BT socket
When fully charged and in good
condition, the handset battery will
provide up to 5 hours continuous talk
time or 72 hours standby.
If the handset battery is running low,
the BATT LOW light will flash every
10-15 seconds.
BATT
LOW
If you are making a call and the
handset battery is running low, the
phone will beep every 10-15 seconds.
Place the handset on the base unit to
recharge.
Battery care
The battery cannot be overcharged.
However, leaving the handset on the
base unit all the time can deteriorate a
rechargeable battery. To get the longest
possible life from your battery, take the
handset off the base for a few hours
each day.
8
You can now use the phone, store
numbers in the memory and
change some of the settings as
desired.
Setting up
8 Extend the base unit
telescopic aerial
9 To wall mount your
product
Extend the base unit telescopic
aerial on your Freestyle 1200 (as
shown below) to ensure the best
possible signal and reception.
(See ‘Wall mounting’, page 49.)
To plan the location of the base unit
Your Freestyle 1200 works by
sending and receiving radio signals
between the base unit and the handset.
The strength of the signal depends
on where you site the base unit
and how the aerial is deployed.
The higher the base unit is located,
the better. An upstairs room is ideal.
The following points should be
considered:
• It should be within easy reach of
12V AC
PHONE LINE
For the best reception
Try to avoid putting the telescopic
aerial near other electrical appliances,
fluorescent lights and large metallic
objects such as cookers, radiators and
garage doors as these may cause
interference and reduce the quality of
your calls.
a mains socket and a telephone
socket. A new-style telephone
socket is needed for this product.
If you do not have one, call us on
Freefone 0800 800 150.
• Try to avoid locations near
metallic obstructions or electrical
appliances, such as TV sets,
fridges, computers, fluorescent
lights, radiators, metal pipes and
metal window frames.
• The Freestyle 1200 can be wall
mounted by using the bracket
and screws supplied; see page 49.
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Using your Freestyle1200
telephone
Making and receiving
calls
The handset range is up to 250
metres from the base unit in ideal
conditions. If you start to go out of
range while using the phone, you
will hear warning beeps. If you do
not come back in range, your call
will be disconnected.
To make a call
TALK
• Lift the handset off the base.
Press the TALK button. The TALK
light comes on and the handset
buttons illuminate. The IN USE
light on the base unit comes on.
• Listen for the dialling tone.
• Dial the number you want.
If you do not hear a dialling tone after
pressing the TALK button, wait a few
seconds. On a few exchanges, there
may be a delay.
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To end a call
TALK
• Press the TALK button.
Or
• Replace the handset on the base.
To receive a call
When the phone rings:
• If your handset is on the base unit,
simply pick it up to answer the
call.
Or
TALK
• If your handset is off the base,
press the TALK button to answer
the call.
An Inductive Coupler has been
built into the handset to improve
sound quality for people using hearing
aids. Switch your hearing aid to T and
adjust the position of the handset until
you get the best reception.
Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
To use the channel seeker button
To adjust the speech volume
VOLUME
CHANNEL
SEEKER
Your Freestyle 1200 automatically
scans the available radio channels
for quality of reception, and selects
the best one to use.
If you experience interference
during your call, press the
CHANNEL SEEKER button (on the
side of the handset) to select a
different channel.
To adjust the handset ringer
volume
VOLUME
When the handset is not in use you
can adjust the ringer volume:
• Press the + button (on the side of
the handset) to increase the
handset ringer volume. The
handset rings once to indicate the
volume.
• Press the - button to decrease the
handset ringer volume.
The lowest setting will turn the
handset ringer off.
During a conversation you can
adjust the volume of the incoming
caller:
• Press the + button (on the side of
the handset) to increase the
speech volume.
• Press the - button to decrease the
speech volume.
Last number redial
Freestyle 1200 remembers the last
number called and enables easy
redialling.
To redial the last number called
REDIAL
• Press the TALK button and wait
for a dialling tone.
• Press the REDIAL button. The
number is dialled automatically.
If the length of the last number called
is more than 32 digits, then the whole
number will not be redialled.
If REDIAL is not the first button
pressed in sequence, it will then
function as a PAUSE button.
11
Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
Using the memory to
store and dial numbers
Your Freestyle 1200 handset can
store up to ten separate phone
numbers. You can then dial each
number by pressing just two buttons.
To store a number in the memory
Quickdial directory label
Use the handset’s Quickdial directory
label to keep a record of which 0-9
location code you have used for each
number.
You can take out the label by removing
the handset battery compartment cover
and sliding out the label’s clear plastic
cover.
QUICKDIAL
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press one of the 0-9 buttons to set
the location code under which the
phone number will be stored.
• Dial the number you want to
store. A maximum of 20 digits can
be stored in each location.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button. You
hear a confirmation beep. The
number is stored.
Repeat these steps for any other
numbers you want to store, using a
different 0-9 location code for each
one.
HANDSET NO.
MEMORY
1
MEMORY
2
MEMORY
3
MEMORY
4
MEMORY
5
MEMORY
6
MEMORY
7
MEMORY
8
Storing a number in the memory
automatically overwrites any previous
number stored under the same location
code.
Stored numbers can include
switchboard and network services that
use the ✱ and # buttons as well as
PAUSE and RECALL functions.
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MEMORY
9
MEMORY
0
Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
To dial a stored number
To dial a stored number of more
than 20 digits
QUICKDIAL
QUICKDIAL
• Press the TALK button.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press the 0-9 location code under
which the number you want is
stored. The number is dialled
automatically.
To store a number of more than
20 digits
QUICKDIAL
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press one of the 0-9 buttons to set
•
•
•
•
•
•
the location code under which
your phone number will be stored.
Dial the first 20 digits.
Press the QUICKDIAL button. You
hear a confirmation beep. The
number is stored.
Press the QUICKDIAL button
again.
Press another 0-9 button to select
a second location code under
which to store the remaining
digits.
Dial the remaining digits.
Press the QUICKDIAL button. You
hear a confirmation beep. The rest
of the number is stored.
• Press the TALK button.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button, then
the first 0-9 location code
number. The number begins
dialling automatically.
• When the first part of the number
has been dialled, press the
QUICKDIAL button again, then the
second 0-9 location code number.
The rest of the number is dialled.
You can mix manual and memory
dialling as required. For example,
you can dial the area code 0181 380
from the memory and then complete
the number manually.
To change a stored number
Any existing number stored in the
memory can be overwritten by
entering a new number under the
same location code. Simply follow
the steps shown in ‘To store a
number in the memory’, page 12.
To clear a stored number
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press the 0-9 location code.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button
again.
• You hear a confirmation beep.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
Using the Secrecy button
Using the Intercom
During a call, you may want to say
something to another person nearby
without your caller hearing you.
Your Freestyle 1200 lets you hold a
conversation between the handset
and base unit.
SECRECY
• Press the SECRECY button. The
TALK light flashes. You can hear
the caller, but they cannot hear
you.
• Every 7 seconds the handset beeps
to let you know there is a call on
hold.
• Press the SECRECY button again
to resume your conversation. The
TALK light stops flashing.
To call the base unit from the
handset
At the handset:
INTERCOM
• Press the INTERCOM button on
the handset. The INTERCOM light
and the backlit keypad come on
and flash. The base unit INTERCOM
light flashes and both the handset
and base unit ring.
If the base unit does not reply to an
intercom call, press the INTERCOM
button again to cancel the call.
At the base unit:
INTERCOM
• Press the INTERCOM button and
speak into the microphone. The
INTERCOM light stops flashing but
stays on.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
Ending an intercom call
• Press the INTERCOM button on
the handset or base unit. Both
INTERCOM lights on the handset
and base unit go out.
To call the handset from the
base unit
At the base unit:
Ending an intercom call:
• Press the INTERCOM button on
the handset or base unit. Both
INTERCOM lights on the handset
and base unit go out.
You cannot use the intercom while a
call is in progress. The intercom will
beep for 60 seconds and then
automatically cut off if not answered.
INTERCOM
• Press the INTERCOM button on
the base unit. The base unit
To adjust the INTERCOM
loudspeaker volume at the
base unit
INTERCOM light flashes and both
the handset and base unit ring.
If the handset does not reply to an
intercom call, press the INTERCOM
button again to clear the call. You
cannot make an intercom call if the
handset is busy.
VOLUME
• Press the left-hand side of the
VOLUME switch to lower the
volume.
• Press the right-hand side of the
VOLUME switch to raise the
volume.
At the handset:
INTERCOM
• Press the INTERCOM button and
speak. The INTERCOM light stops
If there is an incoming call when using
the intercom, the base unit and
handset will ring. To take the call,
press the TALK button on the handset.
The intercom call is cut off automatically.
flashing but stays on.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
Changing the telephone
settings
To set the base unit ringer volume
(Located on the underside of the
base unit)
RINGER
VOLUME
HI
LO
OFF
You can set the base unit ringer
volume to HI, LO or OFF. If the base
unit ringer is switched to OFF, the
handset will still ring provided the
handset ringer is not switched to OFF.
To set the tel mode switch
(Located on the underside of the
base unit)
MODE
T-TB
T-E
P-E
The TEL MODE switch selects tone
or pulse dialling and earth or time
break recall:
• T-E – This setting is for use if you
are connected to a tone dialling
PBX (Private Branch Exchange)
that uses earth recall.
• P-E – If you dial a number when
your Freestyle 1200 is set to T-TB
or T-E and you continue to hear
the dialling tone, you may be
connected to an older pulse
dialling exchange. Set the switch
to P-E (pulse dialling).
To switch from pulse to tone
dialling during a call
✱
If you are connected to a pulse
dialling exchange, you can still use
services such as phone banking
that require tone dialling.
• Call the telephone number you
require in pulse mode as usual.
• When you have been connected,
• T-TB – Your Freestyle 1200 is
preset to this position. Most
modern exchanges use tone
dialling and time break recall for
faster dialling, and for services
such as BT Select Services and
telephone banking.
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press the ✱ button on the keypad
to set your telephone to tone
dialling for the duration of the call.
• When you hang up, your
Freestyle 1200 will automatically
switch back to pulse dialling.
Using your Freestyle 1200 telephone
To insert a pause
REDIAL
With some switchboards, after
dialling the access code you may
have to wait for a moment while the
switchboard picks up an outside
line. If so, press the REDIAL button
to insert a pause before keying in
the telephone number.
To use the recall button
R
This button signals either time break
recall or earth recall depending on
the setting of the TEL MODE switch.
If you are connected to a PBX
(Private Branch Exchange), contact
your PBX supplier for further
information.
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Using your Freestyle
1200 answering machine
You can operate your Freestyle 1200 answering
machine from the handset the base unit or from
another telephone.
Your Freestyle 1200 can digitally
record up to 14 minutes of
messages, with each incoming
message lasting a maximum of 3
minutes. Your Freestyle 1200 gives
you two message mailboxes so that
you can separate your incoming
messages. This is basically the
equivalent of three answer machines
in one unit, where callers are
prompted to select the relevant
mailbox in which to leave their
message.
The pre-set message is “Hello, your
call cannot be taken at the moment
so please leave your message after the
tone.”
Using the standard setting
In your outgoing message you can
tell callers which mailbox they
should use. The caller simply
presses 1 or 2 on their phone’s
keypad after the tone. This selects
either mailbox 1 or 2.
Your Freestyle 1200 has a preset
outgoing message that callers will
hear. You can use this preset
message or record your own
message for a more personal
greeting; see page 20.
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Using the message mailboxes
Your Freestyle 1200 has two message
mailboxes. For example, mailbox 1
could be for business messages and
mailbox 2 for personal messages.
Equally you could allocate one
mailbox to a colleague or someone
else in your family.
Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
The caller will then hear the
prompt “So please leave your
message after the tone.”
For example if you want mailbox 1
for John’s messages and mailbox 2
for Jane’s messages your outgoing
message might sound like this:
“Hello, we cannot take your call at
the moment. To leave a message for
John, press 1, or for Jane, press 2,
immediately after the tone.”
If the caller does not press 1 or 2 before
leaving their message, neither of the
mailboxes will be selected and the
message will be recorded in the
‘standard’ answering machine mailbox.
Base Unit message
display
Display
Definition
(Blank)
The unit has no power.
00- 59
The current message
number.
PA
The playback of
messages has been
paused.
--
Answering machine is
switched off.
FL
Memory full. You must
delete some messages
before new messages can
be recorded.
PL
Outgoing message is
playing.
CL
Clock not set.
(flashing)
A
Recording.
5
When accessing the
answer delay setting.
(flashing)
During remote access.
8- 0
Countdown at end of
messages.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
Recording your outgoing
message
Your Freestyle 1200 has a preset
outgoing message that callers will
hear. You can use this preset
message or record your own
message for a more personal
greeting.
To listen to the outgoing message
• Remove the battery cover lid to
access the appropriate buttons.
T
OGM
For a good quality recording, speak
clearly and continuously about 20cms
from the microphone. Make sure there
is no background noise.
• The display shows .
• Stop recording by releasing the
OUTGOING MESSAGE button.
The machine announces: “Your
outgoing message is....” and plays
back your message.
• To cancel playback, press the
STOP button.
Remember
• Press the OUTGOING MESSAGE
If you wish callers to leave their
messages in a particular mailbox, tell
them in your outgoing message to press
1 or 2 on their phone before speaking.
button. The currently set
outgoing message is played.
To record your own outgoing
message
T
OGM
To check your outgoing message
T
• Press and hold the OUTGOING
MESSAGE button. The machine
announces: “Please speak after
the tone. To end recording, release
the button.”
• Start speaking your message
after the tone. Speak into the
microphone which is located next
to the ANSWER ON/OFF button.
OGM
• Press the OUTGOING MESSAGE
button. Your outgoing message is
played.
To delete your outgoing message
T
OGM
• Press the OUTGOING MESSAGE
button.
• The currently set outgoing
message is played.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
DELETE
• Press the DELETE button while
the message is being played. The
message stops playing and the
machine announces: “Your outgoing
message is...” and the pre-recorded
outgoing message is played.
Additional pre-set
messages
In addition to the preset outgoing
message, your Freestyle 1200
provides set outgoing messages for
various situations.
When the maximum recording
length of 3 minutes for each call
has been reached the caller hears,
“Thank you for calling.” before the
line is disconnected.
When the recording capacity is full,
your caller hears: “Thank you for
calling.”
Setting the day and time
Your Freestyle 1200 automatically
adds the day and time to all
messages and memos.
When you switch on your Freestyle
for the first time, the clock is set to
Saturday 12:01. You can change the
day and time as required. The
display will show CL until the clock
has been set.
To set the day and time
• Remove the battery cover lid to
access the appropriate buttons.
DAY
• Press and hold the DAY button.
When there is less than 40 seconds
recording capacity left, your caller
hears: “Please complete your call
within ‘x’ seconds.”
The currently set day is announced.
• Release the DAY button.
When the recording memory is full
or there is less than 15 seconds
recording capacity left, your caller
hears: “Hello, your call cannot be
taken at the moment and you cannot
leave a message so please call later.”
the day you want is announced.
STOP
• Press the |§§ or ©©| button until
CODE/SET
• Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine announces “(Day) set”.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
HOUR
• Press and hold the HOUR button.
The currently set hour is announced.
Your Freestyle uses a 12-hour clock.
• Release the HOUR button.
• Press the |§§ or ©©| button until
the hour you want is announced.
• Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine announces “(Hour) set”.
MIN
• Press and hold the MIN button.
•
•
•
•
The currently set minute is
announced.
Release the MIN button
Press the |§§ or ©©| button until
the minute you want is shown on
the display.
Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine announces “(Minutes) set”.
The date and time is now set.
If you do not press a button for 20
seconds, your Freestyle 1200
automatically stops the process and
reverts to the last date and time set.
Pressing the STOP button immediately
returns the machine to standby.
To check the day and time
DAY
• Press the DAY button. The
currently set day and time is
announced.
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Switching the answering
machine on and off
If you do not wish callers to leave a
message, you can switch your
answering machine off.
To switch the answering machine
on and off
ANSWER
ON/OFF
• Press the ANSWER ON/OFF
button. The machine announces
“Answer On” or “Answer Off ”
accordingly.
• When switched on, the display
indicates the number of messages
recorded.
• When switched off, the display
shows - - alternating with the
number of messages recorded.
• If the capacity is full, the display
shows the number of messages
recorded, alternating with FL.
Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
Recording a memo
You can record a memo message
onto your Freestyle 1200 to be
played back later. Memos can be
recorded on the standard answer
machine or in either of the two
mailboxes. Memo messages appear
on your Freestyle 1200’s display as
incoming messages, so the
message display will indicate that
messages have been left.
To record a memo message on
the answer machine
Memos can be any length up to the
memory capacity.
MEMO
• Press and hold the MEMO button.
The machine announces, “Please
speak after the tone. To end
recording, release the button.” The
display flashes .
• When you have finished your
message, release the MEMO
button to end recording. The
machine will beep.
To record a memo in a mailbox
MAILBOX 1
MAILBOX 2
or
• Press and hold either of the
MAILBOX buttons. The machine
announces, “Please speak after the
tone. To end recording, release the
button.” The display flashes .
• When you have finished your
message, release the MAILBOX
button to end recording. The
machine will beep.
Playing messages and
memos
Your Freestyle 1200 shows the
number of messages (or memos)
you have in the answering machine
on the message display.
MESSAGES
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IN USE
DELETE
CHARGING
If you have any messages in either
of the mailboxes, the mailbox light
will be lit up. If there are any new
messages, the light will flash.
The number of flashes indicates the
number of messages.
MAILBOX 1
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Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
You can also set your Freestyle
1200 to beep when you have new
messages. See ‘Message alert’ on
page 27.
To play messages and memos
PAUSE
PLAY
• Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
The machine announces the
number of messages recorded
and then plays them.
To play messages and memos in
the mailboxes
PAUSE
PLAY
• Press and hold the PLAY/PAUSE
button until the machine
announces the number of new
messages. Only the new
messages are then played back.
To stop playback
STOP
• Press the STOP button. Any
messages previously deleted will
be saved.
To pause playback
MAILBOX 1
PAUSE
PLAY
• Press the appropriate MAILBOX
button. The machine announces
the mailbox number and the
number of messages recorded
and then plays them.
To play new messages and
memos only
Your Freestyle 1200 can play only
the new messages and memos
recorded since your last playback.
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During playback:
• Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
Playback stops.
• The display flashes PA.
• Every 10 secs the unit beeps to
indicate there is a playback pause.
• To resume playback, press the
PLAY/PAUSE button again.
Your Freestyle 1200 cannot record an
incoming message during playback.
Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
To skip forward and backwards
through your messages
During playback, you can skip
backwards and forwards through
your messages.
During playback:
If you do not press the DELETE
button, the messages will not be
deleted and you can replay them
again later.
To delete individual messages
• Play the message you want to
delete.
DELETE
• Press and hold the ©©| button to
fast forward through your
messages. The display shows FF .
If you try to skip past the last
message, the machine announces
“End of messages.”
• Press and release the |§§ button
to skip back through your
messages.
• Press the DELETE button. The
machine announces “Message
deleted.”
• The messages selected for
deletion will be deleted after the
countdown from 8-0. If STOP is
pressed during the countdown
the deleted messages will be
restored.
To delete all messages
When the recording capacity is full
When all the messages and memos
have been played, the machine
announces “End of messages” and the
message display will begin a
countdown from 8 to 0.
Your Freestyle 1200 has a total
capacity of 14 minutes (including
the outgoing message) or a
maximum of 59 messages. When
the machine is full, the display will
flash FL . No more messages will be
recorded and the answering
machine will switch off.
DELETE
• Press the DELETE button during
the countdown. The machine
announces “All messages deleted”
followed by a confirmation beep.
Incoming callers will hear the
message “Hello, your call cannot be
taken at the moment and you cannot
leave a message, so please call later.”
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Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
Answer delay
You can adjust the number of times
your Freestyle 1200 will ring before
the answering machine takes the
call. The original setting is for 6
rings. You can change this to any
number of rings between 2 and 9 or
to TIME SAVER.
Time Saver is used to save you time
and the cost of a phone call when
ringing your machine from another
phone to pick up your messages.
Your Freestyle 1200 answers after 2
rings if you have new messages or
after 6 rings if you don’t. So you can
choose to hang up if you hear more
than 2 rings.
To set the answer delay
• Press and hold down the ©©|
button. The machine announces
the current setting and then starts
giving you the alternative settings.
• Release the ©©| button when the
setting you want is announced.
the machine then confirms the
setting. For example, if you select
Time Saver, you will hear:
“Answer delay: Time Saver”, or for
6 rings, “Calls will be answered
after 6 rings.”
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Call screening and
intercept
When the answering machine is
switched on, you can listen to a
caller leaving their message over
the loudspeaker.
SCREEN
You can also listen at the handset
by pressing the SCREEN button.
Press the TALK button on the
handset to interrupt the call and
speak to the caller.
Adjusting the speaker
volume
The volume level ranges from 0 to
H, where 0 is the lowest volume and
H the maximum. The display shows
the level when you press the
VOLUME button.
To adjust the loudspeaker volume
VOLUME
• Press the large speaker on the
VOLUME button to raise the
sound level. You hear a beep
increasing in volume as you
continue to press the volume
button.
Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
• Press the small speaker on the
VOLUME button to lower the
sound level.
Although you use the same button to
adjust the level, the intercom volume is
set separately (and only during an
intercom call) from the message/
memo playback volume.
Message alert
Resetting the answer
machine
• Remove the battery cover lid to
access the RESET button.
RESET
Pressing the RESET button resets
the microprocessor but will not
affect any of the numbers you have
stored in the memory, messages
recorded or your PIN code.
When new messages have been
received, your Freestyle 1200 will
beep every 10 seconds. The volume
of the beep is at the volume you
have set for the loudspeaker.
To switch the message alert on or off
When the answering machine is
switched off:
• Press and hold the |§§ button.
The machine announces,
“Message alert off/on” as
appropriate.
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Using your Freestyle 1200 answering machine
You can listen to your messages and
operate a number of answering
machine functions from the handset.
SCREEN
• Press the SCREEN button. This
• Press the 4 button.
To skip forward through your
messages
M
6
• Press the 6 button.
To delete the current message
JK
5
L
connects the handset to the
answering machine.
• The handset beeps, the keypad
lights up and the TALK light flashes.
• Once you hear the second
confirmation beep you may
continue with the following options.
G
4
NO
To operate the answering
machine from the handset
To skip back through your messages
HI
Operating the answering
machine from the handset
• Press the 5 button.
To delete all messages
JK
L
5
To play/pause messages
AB
C
2
• Press the 2 button. You hear the
announcement, “You have ‘x’
messages” and starts to play them.
You hear the messages through
the handset earpiece.
• Press the 2 button to pause.
• Press the 2 button to play
messages again.
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• Press the 5 button after the
announcement “End of messages.”
Remote access
Your Freestyle 1200
allows you to switch on and operate your answering machine
from another phone.
Your Freestyle 1200 has a security
PIN code which must be entered
when remotely accessing the
answering machine. This ensures
your messages are private and can
be accessed only by the users who
know the security code. Your
Freestyle 1200 answering machine
has a preset security code of 0 0 0 .
To change the security code
• Remove the battery cover lid to
access the CODE/SET button.
CODE/SET
• Press the |§§ or ©©| button to
change the number until you hear
the number you want for the
second digit of the code.
• Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine will announce “(Number)
set” and then “Third digit”
• Press the |§§ or ©©| button to
change the number until you hear
the number you want for the third
digit of the code.
• Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine announces “Your security
code is...(Number, Number,
Number)”
• Press and hold the CODE/SET
button until the machine
announces “Security code
setting...first digit”.
• Release the CODE/SET button.
Note your security code below:
STOP
• Press the |§§ or ©©| button to
change the number until you hear
the number you want for the first
digit of the code.
• Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine will announce “(Number)
set” and then “Second digit”.
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Remote access
If you make a mistake, the machine
will announce “Error” and reset itself
to the previous security code.
To check your security code
CODE/SET
• Press the CODE/SET button. The
machine will announce and
display the current security code.
Switching the answering
machine on
To remotely switch on your
answering machine
• Dial your phone number.
• After 20 rings, the machine will
automatically switch on and
answer the call.
• You can now hang up, leave a
message or enter your security
code to operate the answering
machine’s functions. The
answering machine remains on
and will take new incoming calls.
If the machine is switched off
because the recording capacity is full:
• Dial your phone number.
• After 20 rings the machine
answers and you hear,
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“Hello, your call cannot be taken at
the moment and you cannot leave a
message, so please call later.”
• Enter your security code to
access the remote functions. You
will have to delete some of your
messages after hearing them, if
you want the answering machine
to remain on.
Accessing the answering
machine
To access your answering
machine from another phone
• Dial your phone number
✱
• When you hear your outgoing
message press the ✱ button. The
machine announces ‘Please enter
your security code.’
• Enter your security code.
• If the security code is correct you
hear, “You have ‘x’ new messages”
and the messages are played
back. If there are no new
message you hear “You have no
new messages.”
• At the end of the last message,
the machine announces, “End of
messages”, then “To hear main
menu, press 1, to delete all
messages press 5.”
Remote access
• If you enter the wrong security
code the machine announces
“Incorrect security code. Please
enter your security code.” You have
another chance to enter the
security code. If it is wrong a
second time, the machine ends
the call.
Operating the answering
machine
When you have accessed your
answering machine, you can
operate using the keypad numbers
on the phone you are using.
The main menu
The main menu lets you operate a
range of answering machine
functions. Simply follow the
instructions as announced:
“To play all messages, press 2”
“To play new messages, press 3”
“To skip back during messages, press 4”
“To delete during messages, press 5”
“To skip forward during messages, press 6”
“To play outgoing message, press 8”
“To record a new outgoing message, press 9”
“To set answer on or off, press 0”
“To access voice mailboxes, press ✱”
“To hear main menu, press 1”
To remotely access your voice
mailbox
Having already accessed the main
menu:
✱
• Press the ✱ button on the keypad.
• The machine announces, “For
voice mailbox 1, press 1; for voice
mailbox 2, press 2”
• Press the Voice Mailbox number
you want. The machine
announces the Voice Mailbox
menu as follows:
“To play all voice mailbox messages, press 2”
“To play new voice mailbox messages, press 3”
“To skip back during messages, press 4”
“To delete during messages, press 5”
“To skip forward during messages, press 6”
“To hear voice mailbox menu, press 7“
“To hear main menu, press 1”
• Press 2 or 3 as instructed. The
machine announces: “Voice mailbox
1 (or 2), you have ‘x’ new messages.”
Any messages are then played
back.
The machine then announces:
“To hear voice mailbox menu, press 7”
“To delete all voice mailbox 1 (or 2),
press 5”
If no instructions are given within 8
seconds, you hear, “Thank you for
calling” and the machine hangs up.
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BT Select Services
If you are connected to a digital
exchange, you can subscribe to a
range of BT Select Services. If you
wish to subscribe to any of these
services contact us on Freefone
0800 800 152 business, 150
residential, 8am to 6pm, Monday to
Friday.
Call Return (1471)
This service lets you easily find who
called your number last.
To use the 1471 feature
1471
• Press the TALK button and wait
To withhold your own number
Dial 141 before you dial the number
you want. You will need to do this even
if you are ex-directory.
Call Waiting
If an incoming call arrives while you
are already engaged on a telephone
cal,l you will hear a soft beep every
5 seconds (this beep is not audible
to the person you are speaking to).
Instead of the engaged tone, the
second caller will hear an
announcement to hold on as you are
aware that there is a second call.
for a dialling tone.
• Press the 1471 button. You hear
the number of your last caller
announced and the time they
called. If a call is made and the
caller withholds their number, the
time of the call is still stored but
not the number.
• Press the TALK button again – or
replace the handset on the base –
to return to standby.
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To use Call Waiting
Call
Waiting
• You can answer the second call,
without disconnecting your first
caller, by pressing the CALL
WAITING button. The first caller
will be put on hold.
BT Select Services
• When you have spoken to the
second caller you can return to
the first caller by pressing the
CALL WAITING button again.
You can switch back and forth
between the two calls without
disconnecting either if you wish.
• If you wish to disconnect the first
call press the TALK button after
speaking to the first caller.
• The handset will then ring. Press
TALK button again and continue
with the second caller.
The second caller will only be
charged for their call from the
moment you answer and not
while they are waiting for your
initial contact.
Other services
• Call My Bill
• Call Barring
• Call Diversion
• Charge Advice
• Reminder Calls
• Three-way Calling
For more information about these
Select Services, call BT on
Freefone 0800 800 150 for
residential or 152 for business.
If you are not on the BT network,
please ask your telecommunications
supplier for information on their
services.
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Freestyle 90/130/1200
Additional Handsets
You can buy and use up to 3
Freestyle additional handsets with
your Freestyle 1200 to extend your
phone system, without needing to
install extension sockets for each
new phone.
Each additional handset is supplied
with its own charger and user
instructions, but the following
information will tell you how to
register and use an additional
handset with your Freestyle 1200.
Registering your handset
You must register your Freestyle
additional handset before it can be
used with your Freestyle base unit.
Make sure that each additional
handset is registered with a
different number (2, 3 or 4) so it
can be identified from other
additional handsets.
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To register an additional handset
INTERCOM
• Press and hold the INTERCOM
button on the base unit for 5
seconds. The base unit will beep
and the IN USE light will flash.
• When the IN USE light begins to
flash, release the INTERCOM
button and place the additional
handset on the base unit.
Your additional handset must be
placed on the base unit within five
seconds of the IN USE light flashing.
• Your additional handset is
registered automatically and you
will hear a confirmation beep and
the IN USE light will stop flashing.
Freestyle 90/130/1200 Additional Handsets
To erase a registration code
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press the CHANNEL SEEKER
button.
• Press the ✱ button four times.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
You will hear a confirmation
beep. The old registration code is
now erased and you can reregister your additional handset
following the procedure below.
To re-register an additional
handset
If necessary, you can re-register
your additional handset by simply
following the steps described in ‘To
register an additional handset’ on
the previous page.
Before re-registering, the old
registration code must first be erased.
To check that your additional
handset is registered correctly
• Lift the additional handset.
• Press the TALK button.
• The IN USE light on the base unit
will come on.
• Listen for the dial tone.
If you do not hear a dial tone, your
additional handset is either out of
range of your Freestyle 1200, the
Freestyle 1200 phone line cord is
not plugged in, it has not been
registered properly or you may
have purchased the wrong handset
- check that your handset has item
code: 871267. This can be found on
the side of your giftbox.
Setting the handset
number
Each additional handset must be
assigned an identity number (2, 3
or 4). Your Freestyle 1200 handset
is already numbered as HANDSET 1.
Additional handsets can then be
numbered as they are added.
Your Freestyle additional handset is
pre-set to handset number 2.
To set a handset identity number
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press the SECRECY button.
• Enter the identification number
(2-4) using the keypad.
• When you have entered the number,
press the QUICKDIAL button.
• You will hear a beep confirming
that the new number has been
stored.
Make a note of the identification
number by writing it on the handset’s
directory label.
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Freestyle 90/130/1200 Additional Handsets
Basic use of Freestyle
additional handsets
Like all cordless phones, the Freestyle
additional handset must be charged for
24 hours before initial use.
Basic operation of additional
handsets is the same as that of your
Freestyle 1200 handset.
You cannot control the answering
machine from the 90/130/1200
additional handset, and it does not
have the call screening facility.
The handset range is up to 250
metres from the base unit in ideal
conditions. If you start to go out of
range while using the phone, you
will hear warning beeps. If you do
not come back in range, your call
will be disconnected.
To make a call
• Lift the handset off the charger.
• Press the TALK button. The TALK
light comes on and the handset
buttons illuminate.
• Listen for the dialling tone.
• Dial the number you want.
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If you do not hear a dialling tone after
pressing the TALK button, wait a few
seconds. On a few exchanges, there
may be a delay.
To end a call
• Press the TALK button or replace
the handset.
Transferring calls
between handsets
Whilst on a call (ie. in talk mode):
• Press the SECRECY button.
• Enter the number of the handset
you want to transfer the call to.
The specified handset will ring.
• To answer the call, press the
TALK button.
If the call is not answered, it is
returned to the original handset after
30 seconds. The original handset will
ring to let you know if this has
happened. To avoid having to wait 30
seconds for the call to be returned, you
can press the TALK button to cancel
the transfer of the call.
Help
If you have any problems using your
Freestyle 1200, this section will give you the most common,
easy-to-follow solutions.
Telephone problems
Possible cause
Solution
• No dialling tone.
• Telephone will not dial out.
Telephone not connected to
telephone line.
• Telephone cannot receive
calls.
Mains disconnected and back-up
battery is not installed or is flat.
• Beeps six times and drops
calls.
Power cut, and back-up battery is
not installed or is flat.
Replace handset on base unit for 10
seconds and try again. If this does
not work, disconnect the handset
battery from the handset for 10
minutes. Also disconnect the mains
power and back-up battery.
Then reconnect the battery and
reconnect the base unit to the mains,
then replace the handset on the base
unit for 10 seconds and try again.
Handset battery pack is discharged.
Plug the telephone into the
telephone line.
Reconnect, and install or replace
the back-up battery.
Wait until the power is restored and
install or replace the back-up battery.
Place the handset on the base unit
and recharge it for 24 hours,
ensuring the CHARGING light is on.
• You have dialling tone but
the telephone will not dial
out.
• Handset does not ring.
You may be trying to use tone
dialling on a pulse dialling
exchange.
Set the mode switch to P-E (pulse
dialling).
You are connected to a PBX and are
not dialling the access code.
Use the PBX access code.
Handset battery pack is discharged.
Place the handset on the base unit
and recharge it for 24 hours.
The handset ringer may be set to its
minimum setting.
Increase the handset ringer volume.
• No lights on handset.
• Handset does not ring, but
lights show on the handset.
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Help
Telephone problems
Possible cause
Solution
• Base unit does not ring but
lights show on base unit.
Telephone is not connected to the
telephone line.
Plug the telephone into the
telephone socket.
The base ringer switch is set to OFF.
Set the base ringer switch to HI or LO.
Line fault or faulty socket.
Try the telephone on another socket
or another line. If the telephone
works, contact BT or your telephone
network operator for repairs to the
line or socket.
• Base unit rings too
loudly / softly.
The ringer switch on the base unit is
set to HI or LO.
Set the ringer switch on the base
unit accordingly.
• Neither base or handset ring,
but lights show on base and
handset.
The ringer volumes on both the
handset and base unit could be set
to minimum.
Increase the ringer volume on the
base unit and handset.
Check the REN (see page 42). If you
connect too many telephones or
devices to your line, they may not all
operate correctly.
If the REN exceeds 4, disconnect
one or more telephones or devices.
If your telephone is connected to an
extension socket, it may have been
connected incorrectly.
Check with your telephone engineer
that the extension socket has been
installed correctly.
• Callers are faint.
• Interference.
The base unit telescopic aerial is not
extended as high as possible.
Extend the base unit telescopic
aerial as far as possible.
• Buzzing.
You are moving out of range.
Move closer to the base unit.
• Whooshing.
Radio channel interference.
Press the CHANNEL SEEKER button on
the handset, to select a clearer channel.
• Echoing.
Radio channel interference.
Press the CHANNEL SEEKER button on
the handset, to select a clearer channel.
• Tinniness.
The base unit or the handset are too
close to electrical equipment or
metal obstructions.
Relocate the base unit or move
around with the handset until
reception improves.
• No Quickdial store.
You may be trying to store the
number with the TALK light on.
Ensure that the TALK light is off
before storing the number.
• No number stored on 1471,
and/or CALL WAITING.
Stored number may have
inadvertently been overwritten.
Press the QUICKDIAL button, press
the relevant Select Services button,
then press the QUICKDIAL button
again. This will reset the button.
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Help
Telephone problems
Possible cause
Solution
• Call appears to have been
cut off after pressing the
SECRECY button.
You may have pressed a number key
on the handset after pressing the
SECRECY button. The current
handset will try to transfer the call
to another handset.
Wait 30 seconds; the call will return
to the current handset. Or press the
TALK button and the call will return
immediately.
• BATT LOW light on the handset
is flashing.
The handset needs recharging.
Replace the handset on the base
unit, ensuring that the base unit is
plugged in and that the CHARGING
light is on.
• No CHARGING light on the
base unit.
Dirty contacts on base unit or
handset.
Clean the contacts with a dry cloth.
Heavy soiling can be removed with a
pencil eraser.
• Back-up battery fails
frequently.
Frequent power failures will drain
the back-up battery.
Unplugging the base unit from the
power supply drains the back-up
battery.
Leave the base unit plugged in, or
remove the back-up battery before
unplugging.
Switching the mains supply off will
drain the back-up battery.
Do not switch off, or remove the
back-up battery before switching off.
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Help
Answer machine problems
Possible cause
Solution
• General problems.
None of the answering machine
functions will operate while the
telephone is in use.
Ensure that the telephone is not in
use before operating the answering
machine.
• Will not record incoming
messages.
The answering machine is switched
off.
Switch the answering machine on
manually or by remote control.
• Will not answer calls.
The answering machine is full.
Delete some or all of your messages
manually or by remote control, to
make room for new messages.
• Distorted outgoing message.
The answering machine has a very
sensitive microphone. This picks up
any background noise. If you record
your outgoing message too quietly
or from too far away the sensitivity
of the microphone increases to
compensate and will pick up more
background noise.
Record your outgoing message at a
reasonable volume 20cm away from
the microphone in a quiet
environment.
• No call screening from the
base unit.
• Cannot hear messages when
played.
The volume is set too low.
Press and release the end of the
volume control with the larger
symbol until the unit is loud enough.
• Back-up batteries fail
frequently.
Frequent power failures will drain
the back-up batteries.
Leave the base unit plugged in, or
remove the back-up batteries before
unplugging.
• Faint outgoing message.
• Noisy outgoing message.
Unplugging the base unit from the
power supply drains the back-up
batteries.
Switching the mains supply off will
drain the back-up batteries.
Need more help?
Call the BT Cordless Phone Helpline on
Lo-call 0845 7697146 where fully
trained staff can help you from 9.00am
to 5.30pm Monday to Friday (calls
charged at local BT rate).
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Do not switch off.. Or remove the
back-up batteries before switching
off.
It is not permitted to interfere with the
main BT socket or wiring. If you have
a problem, contact BT on Freefone
0800 800 151 for residential or
Freefone 0800 800 154 for business
lines.
Technical information
Official approval
Your Freestyle 1200 is tested and
approved for connection to public
networks, provided it is used in
accordance with the guidelines in
this user guide.
You may connect it:
• To direct exchange lines.
• To extensions with new plug and
socket arrangements provided
with these direct exchange lines.
• To compatible switchboards.
You may NOT connect it:
• To shared service (party) lines.
• As an extension to a payphone.
This phone is designed for UK use only.
Using it abroad may violate local
radio laws.
Approval for use
The base unit is intended for use
when powered from the 12V AC
mains adaptor supplied, which
conforms to EN60950. Any other
usage will invalidate the approval
given to this apparatus if, as a
result, it ceases to comply with
EN60950.
Call security
Your Freestyle 1200 has its own
digital security code that prevents
other cordless phone owners from
using your phone line. This ensures
that you are charged only for calls
using your phone. However, all
approved cordless phones use radio
signals to communicate between
the base and cordless handset
units. It is therefore possible that
your conversations could be
overheard by other people on their
cordless phones, or on ordinary
radios that use the same radio
frequencies.
As this problem applies equally to
all similar cordless phones currently
available in the UK, call privacy
cannot be guaranteed. However, the
security coding prevents
unauthorised use of your line.
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Technical information
You may find that your Freestyle
1200 picks up conversations from
other cordless phones being used
nearby. If you experience this type
of interference, try changing
channels using the CHANNEL
SEEKER button on the handset.
Transmission frequencies
This cordless telephone has been
designed to operate on radio
frequencies which have been
assigned to the exclusive use of
cordless telephones. As the use of
cordless telephones becomes more
widespread, the quality of service
obtained from this apparatus may
lessen.
Transmission frequencies of
available channels:
Channels
Base Unit Tx
Freq./MHz
Handset Tx
Freq./MHz
1
31.0375
39.9375
2
31.0625
39.9625
3
31.0875
39.9875
4
31.1125
40.0125
5
31.1375
40.0375
6
31.1625
40.0625
7
31.1875
40.0875
8
31.2125
40.1125
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Ringer Equivalence Number (REN)
Although you may have any
number of sockets, it is important
to limit the number of telephones
and other items of apparatus
connected to the line by those
sockets, to ensure that each
telephone will ring. Every
telephone or item of apparatus has
a Ringer Equivalence Number
(REN). In most cases a standard
line should provide enough current
for two or more telephones or items
of apparatus, if the RENs add up to
no more than 4.
Freestyle 1200 has a REN of 1. Any
telephone provided by BT may be
assumed to have a REN of 1 unless
otherwise stated on the base. Even
where the number of telephones
has been limited, there is no
guarantee that different types of
telephone on the same line will ring.
Safety advice
• Don’t use your Freestyle 1200 in
the open air during
thunderstorms. Unplug it from
the telephone line and the mains
socket when there are storms in
your area.
• Don’t use your Freestyle 1200
outdoors in the rain, or handle it
with wet hands.
Technical information
• Don’t install the base unit near a
sink, bath or shower. Electrical
appliances can cause serious
injury if used when you are wet
or standing in water.
• Don’t install the base unit where
the various leads can be tripped
over or walked on. This may
cause injury, or damage to the
leads and your Freestyle 1200.
Connection information
• Your Freestyle 1200 may be
connected to public networks in
the United Kingdom.
• It may also be connected to
compatible switchboards. If in
doubt, your switch supplier or
maintainer should be able to offer
help. Advice on connection to BT
switching systems can be
obtained by dialling BT Freefone
0800 800 152.
If you do not have a compatible
switchboard, it cannot be
guaranteed that your Freestyle 1200
will operate correctly under all
possible conditions of connection.
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Maintenance
Installing a handset battery pack
and recharging
Replacing the handset on the base
unit to recharge overnight should
keep the Freestyle 1200 operative
for normal use. In time the handset
battery pack will no longer hold a
sufficient charge and should be
replaced.
To change the handset battery
pack
The handset battery compartment
is located at the back of the handset
at the lower end.
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MEMORY
9
MEMORY
Ni-Cad
Battery
Battery
Ni-Cad
0
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• Firmly hold the handset in both
hands with the back towards you
and the bottom end away from you.
• Push the depression in the
battery compartment cover,
inward and away from you with
both thumbs, to remove it.
• Undo the plastic belt securing the
battery pack.
• Remove the old battery pack by
unplugging the small white plug
that connects it to the handset.
• Insert the small white plug of the
new battery pack. (If you look at
the shape of the plug and socket,
you will see that it can only be
inserted one way).
• Place the battery pack in the
recess, secure it with the plastic
belt and refit the compartment
cover.
• Replace the handset on the base
unit and charge for a full 24 hours.
• The battery pack must be
recycled or disposed of properly.
• Do not burn or puncture as it
could release toxic material which
may cause injury.
Maintenance
Spare parts for your Freestyle 1200
are available from your BT shop or
supplier, or you can contact us on
Lo-call 0845 7697146 from 9.00am
to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
• Dispose of Ni-Cd battery packs
safely.
Do not puncture or burn them.
They contain toxic materials
which could cause injury.
General cleaning
In the event of a power failure
During a power failure, if you have
fitted a fresh alkaline back-up
battery in the base unit, your
telephone will continue to work for
up to one hour in use or seven
hours on standby.
Clean the cabinet of the handset and
the base with a soft cloth slightly
dampened with a mild solution of
water and detergent. Charging
contacts should be cleaned with a
dry cloth or for heavy soiling a
pencil eraser can be used.
When power has been restored,
you are advised to renew the backup battery in the base unit, though
this should not be necessary if the
power has only been disconnected
momentarily.
• Do not clean with a wet cloth.
• Do not clean with abrasive
Care of rechargeable battery
pack
• When you first install the
Extended periods of non-use
Freestyle 1200, or replace the
battery pack, the handset must be
fully charged for 24 hours before
use.
• To maintain optimum charge and
battery condition, the handset
should be allowed to fully
discharge about every four months.
materials or solvents as these
may damage the unit.
• Do not spray aerosol cleaners
onto the base or handset.
It is recommended that you:
• Disconnect the base unit from
both mains supply and telephone
line.
• Remove the back-up battery from
the base unit and battery pack
from the handset.
• When reconnecting, check that
the CHARGING light on the base
unit is on. Recharge the handset
battery for 24 hours.
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Maintenance
Guarantee
BT guarantees Freestyle 1200 for a
year, provided that:
• The goods have only been used
for their intended purpose, and
have not been subjected to
misuse, or been wilfully or
accidentally damaged.
• The goods have not been
tampered with or repaired by
anyone other than BT, its staff or
agents.
If you are having problems with
your Freestyle 1200, read the ‘Help’
section on pages 37 to 40 of this
user guide.
If you are still having problems, you
can contact the BT product helpline
on Lo-call 0845 7697146 where
fully trained staff can help you from
9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to
Friday.
If the unit is faulty within the
guarantee period, return it with
proof of purchase to your supplier,
for repair or replacement.
If the Freestyle 1200 needs repair
outside the guarantee period, take
the complete Freestyle 1200 to any
BT shop for forwarding to the
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repair department (there will be a
carriage charge for this service).
Alternatively you can call the repair
centres on 01325 304346 or
01672 564444 between 9.00am and
4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The terms of this guarantee do not
affect your statutory rights.
Index
At a glance
Introduction
Emergency calls
Warnings
Setting up
Aerial
Base unit
Handset
Back-up battery – fit in base unit
Battery low warning
Charging the handset
Mains power adaptor
Planning location
Telephone wall socket
1
4
4
5, 7
5
9
6
6
13
12
12
13
17
16
17
10
11
14
11
16
8
7
7
9
6
Using Your Freestyle 1200
telephone
10
Base unit ringer volume
Channel seeker
Handset ringer volume
Intercom
Making a call
Memory
Change a stored number
Clear a stored number
Dial a stored number
Dial more than 20 digits
Quickdial directory label
Store a number
Store more than 20 digits
Pause
Pulse and Tone dialling
Recall button
Receiving a call
Redialling last number
Secrecy button
Speech volume
Telephone mode switch
16
11
11
14
10
13
13
13
Using Your Freestyle 1200
answering machine
18
Answer delay
Day and time
Setting
Checking
Mailboxes
Outgoing message
Playing messages/memos
Recording a memo
Memos
Deleting
Playing
Recording
Message alert
Message display
26
21
21
22
18
23
23
25
23
23
27
19
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Index
Messages - Outgoing
Additional pre-set outgoing
messages
Checking
Deleting
Listening to
Recording
Pre-set outgoing message
Operating from the handset
Delete messages
Play messages
Screening calls
Skip backward/forward
through messages
Resetting the answer machine
Screening and interceptingcalls
Switching on and off
Volume - adjusting
Remote access
Accessing the answer machine
Operating the answer machine
Security code
Changing
Checking
Setting
Switching answer functions on
BT Select Services
Call Return (1471)
Call Waiting
Other Select Services
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21
20
20
20
20
18
28
Freestyle 90/130/1200
Additional Handsets
Basic use of additional handsets
Erasing a handset registration code
Registering your additional handset
Re-registering an additional handset
Setting the handset number
Transferring calls between handsets
34
36
35
34
35
35
36
28
28
26
28
27
26
22
26
29
30
31
29
29
30
29
30
32
Help
37
Telephone problems
37,38,39
Answering machine problems
40
Technical information
Call security
Connecting to a switchboard
Connection information
REN (Ringer Equivalence Number)
Safety advice
Transmission frequencies
Maintenance
Changing handset battery pack
Care of handset battery pack
General cleaning
Guarantee
Installing handset battery pack
Power failure
41
41
43
43
42
42
42
44
44
45
45
46
44
45
32
32
33
Wall mounting
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Wall mounting
Your Freestyle 1200 can be wallmounted by using the bracket
provided.
WALL
10cm
Use the template on page 51 to
mark where the screws should go
into the wall.
Before you wall-mount your Freestyle
1200, check that:
• the wall can support the weight of
the base unit and handset;
• the position you choose leaves
sufficient space so that the base unit
(which is larger than the bracket) is
clear of any obstruction on the wall,
such as a shelf or cupboard. Room
should be left so that the handset can
be placed on charge without
touching any obstructions.
• leave enough room for the aerial to
be fully extended when wall mounted.
Spare parts for your Freestyle 1200
are available from your BT shop or
supplier, or you can contact us on
Lo-call 0845 7697146 between 9.00am
and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
• Drill two holes for the screws and
insert the wall plugs provided (if
required).
• Drive the screws into the wall,
leaving about 5mm free on which
to mount the phone.
• Make sure that the power supply
and the telephone cables are
connected to the base unit, then
fit the cables into the channels on
the bottom of the base unit.
• Clip the bracket onto the base
unit as shown on the next page.
• Hook the bottom hole of the
bracket and the top hole on the
back of the base unit over the
screw heads.
Attach the bracket by
hooking it over the screws
protruding from the wall.
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Wall mounting
2
SQUEEZE
INWARD
1
50
Wall mounting
TOP
Actual Size
Use top hole on
back of base unit
10cm
Use lower hole
on bracket
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Offices in Europe, North America,
Japan and Asia Pacific.
The telecommunications services described in this publication
are subject to availability and may be modified from time to time.
Services and equipment are provided subject to British
Telecommunications plc’s respective standard conditions of contract.
Nothing in this publication forms any part of any contract.
TouchTone™ is a registered trade mark of
British Telecommunications plc in the UK.
© British Telecommunications plc 1998.
Registered Office: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ.
Registered in England No. 1800000.
Printed in China. Freestyle 1200 Issue 1 (05/98).
Designed by The Art & Design Partnership Limited.
CE compliant to 89/336/EEC
(EMC Directive) & 73/23/EEC
(Low Voltage Directive)
APPROVED for connection to
telecommunication systems specified
in the instructions for use subject to
the conditions set out in them
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