Converse 420 telephone
Userfriendly
Guide
At a glance
IMPORTANT
Visual ring indicator
Display
Shows 24 hour clock, battery
low indicator, phone numbers,
and names.
Flashes when you have an
incoming call.
Handset park
Used when the phone is wall
mounted. Lets you park the
handset on the base if you
need to leave the phone
during a call.
Message Waiting indicator
(for Meridian Switchboard users only)
Flashes when there is Voice Mail.
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right choice. You can
expect your Converse 420
to provide many years of
quality service. Please
read the instructions
carefully before use and
keep this user guide for
future reference.
Timer
Next
Used to time the duration of a call.
Inserts a space in a number
when storing numbers in the
memory.
Check that your
Recall
For use with switchboard services
and some BT Select Services.
Clear
Used to edit numbers when
pre-dialling or when storing
or editing numbers in the
memory.
Converse 420 is
complete. When you
unpack you must have:
Redials the last number.
Repeat dials a number when the line
is engaged.
Lets you enter a Pause in a stored
number.
Handset clip
Converse 420 phone with
telephone line cable
attached
Calculator button
Volume
Switches the calculator on and off.
Used with the Navigator
wheel to adjust the volume
of the dial tone and your
caller’s voice.
Install the batteries
The display on your
Converse 420 is powered by
3 x AAA alkaline batteries.
(Available separately.)
+
Situate your Converse 420
close enough to a phone
socket so that the cables
will reach.
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Warning
Your Converse 420 is only
designed to be operated in a
normal office or domestic
environment. It should not
be used in bathrooms or
near water.
Set the time
1 Make sure the phone is
not plugged in to the
phone socket. Open the
battery compartment.
Secrecy button (and light)
Allows you to talk to
someone in the same room
without your caller being
able to hear the conversation.
(Tick Button) Select
Dials telephone numbers displayed
on the screen.
Also confirms options displayed on
the screen in the directory and used
to store entries in the directory and
selects calculator functions.
Handsfree
Allows you to talk to callers
without lifting the handset.
Hearing aid compatible
Headset
Used when there is a
headset connected.
button until the display
shows TIME.
indicated.
2 Release the Clock button.
3 Close the lid and replace
the compartment cover.
Plug your Converse 420
into the phone socket
Display shows 00-00.
3 Enter the current time
using the 24 hour clock,
eg. 0 9 3 0 = 9.30am,
1 5 3 0 = 3.30pm.
4 Press the ✓ button.
Check your
telephone wall socket
The time is set and
displayed.
✓
Screws and wall plugs for
wall mounting
Directory
Lets you store up to 75 names and
numbers including pre-set BT Select
Services:- Call Return, Call Divert,
Reminder Call, 3-Way Calling and
Call Minder.
1 Press and hold the Clock
✓
Check the
dialling mode
If you do not have a
modern-style socket, call
Freefone 0800 800 150
and ask for a BT engineer
to come and fit the
correct socket. This is a
chargeable service.
Using
your
Converse 420
Emergency calls
The emergency services can
be contacted by dialling 999
or 112.
If your Converse 420 is
connected to a switchboard
or PBX, you might have to
dial another number before
999 or 112 in order to get
an outside line.
On some switchboards,
you may not be able to get
an outside line if the power
fails. Check with your
switchboard operator or
communications manager.
3 When your call is
answered, either lift the
handset and speak or
continue in ‘handsfree’
mode.
To receive a call:
When the phone rings, press
the Handsfree button and
speak to answer the call.
To preview a number
before dialling
1 Without lifting the handset,
dial the number you want.
The number is displayed.
Your Converse 420
is now ready for
making and
receiving calls.
To make a call
2 Press the ✓ button.
Lift the handset and dial
the number you want. The
number is displayed.
At the end of your call,
replace the handset.
To use Handsfree
You can make and receive
calls without lifting the
handset by pressing the
Handsfree button.
To make a call:
1 Press the Handsfree button.
T
TB
MODE
You hear the dialling tone.
be pre-set to T-TB which
gives you TONE dialling.
Headset button.
3 Dial the phone number.
To end the call press the
Headset button.
To use the
Secrecy button
You can prevent your
caller from hearing you
while you talk to someone
else close by.
Secrecy button.
The red Secrecy light
comes on. Your caller
cannot hear you.
2 To resume your
P
1 Your Converse 420 should
2 To make a call, press the
1 During a call, press the
If you make a mistake, use
the 䊴 Clear button to delete
the last digit you have
entered. The Next 䊳 button
inserts a space when storing
names and numbers.
2 Insert batteries as
Navigator Wheel
Quick access to the directory.
Adjusts the volume of the
caller’s voice.
Displays range of calculator
functions.
If your phone does not
work when you dial a
number, try setting the
dialling mode to P.
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Do not stand it on carpets
or other similar surfaces
that generate fibres.
Your Converse 420 can be
wall-mounted. See ‘Wallmounting’.
This ensures the phone
will work with all modern
digital exchanges.
If you are connecting to a
switchboard, check with
your switchboard operator
or communications
manager on which dialling
mode you need.
Situating your
Converse 420
Redial
Holds handset in place when
wall mounted.
Your Converse 420 handset is
hearing aid compatible.
Installing
your
Converse 420
2 Dial the number you want.
The display shows the
number dialled.
The displayed number is
dialled in ‘handsfree’ mode.
There are three ways to
make a call on your
Converse 420: by lifting
the handset, using the
Handsfree button or by
using the ✓ button.
conversation, press the
Secrecy button again.
The Secrecy light goes off.
To redial the
last number
You can redial a number
up to 32 digits long.
1 Press the Handsfree button.
Using a headset
1 Plug the headset into the
socket marked HEADSET on
the underside of the base.
The last number you called
is redialled.
To repeat dial
a number
time with the ringing
signal. Lift the handset to
answer the call.
Message Waiting
indicator
2 The display shows VOLUME
and the current volume
level. Turn the Navigator
Wheel clockwise to increase
the volume or anti-clockwise
to decrease it.
1 When you hear the
engaged tone, press the
Redial button and replace
the handset, (or press the
Handsfree button).
The display shows BUSY.
10 seconds after the
handset is replaced your
Converse 420 automatically
picks up the line, switches
on the loudspeaker and
redials the number.
If it is still engaged you
need do nothing, your
phone will wait for 45
seconds before repeating
the procedure.
This will be repeated
every 45 seconds up to a
maximum of 15 times or
until the call is answered.
When you have Voice mail
messages, the Message
Waiting indicator flashes
at regular intervals.
Note
This feature works with
Meridian switchboard only.
To adjust the
ringer volume
Set the ringer volume
switch on the underside
of your Converse 420 to
HI, LOW or OFF.
HI
LOW
OFF
RINGER
VOLUME
The incoming call light
will flash with all three
settings.
2 When your call is answered,
you can speak to your
caller by pressing
Handsfree or lift the
handset or press the
Headset button and speak.
Note
2 Press the Redial button.
Converse headsets (RJ11 jack)
are available separately
from BT shops or by calling
Freefone 0800 800 150.
If the number you call is
engaged, you can set your
Converse 420 to dial a
number repeatedly, saving
you from continually having
to press the Redial button.
To cancel repeat dial before
your call is answered, lift
the handset or press the
Handsfree button or press
the Headset button.
To change the
ringer tone
Set the ringer tone switch
on the underside of your
Converse 420 to the
setting you want: R1 for a
low pitch ring or R2 for a
high pitch ring.
To store names and
numbers in the
directory
Your Converse 420 stores
up to 75 names and phone
numbers:
You can use the Navigator
Wheel - or the keypad - to
enter names and numbers.
The Navigator Wheel also
lets you scroll quickly
through stored names and
numbers.
Stored numbers can be up
to 21 digits long and
include ✱, # and pause .
Directory entries are
automatically stored in
alphabetical order.
Numbers without attached
names are stored at the
beginning of the list.
`
The directory is
pre-programmed with some
BT Select Services numbers
(see ‘Using Select Services’).
These can be overwritten
if you wish.
1 Press and hold the
Directory button. Display
shows STORE and EDIT.
R1
To adjust your caller’s
speech volume
Release the Directory
button.
want using the keypad.
Alternatively, turn the
Navigator Wheel until the
digit you want is displayed
then press the ✓ button.
Repeat this step until the
full phone number is
entered.
4 Press and hold the ✓
button until the display
shows ENTER NAME.
5 Enter the letters you want
using the keypad.
Alternatively, turn the
Navigator Wheel to display
the letter required then
press the ✓ button.
6 Press and hold the ✓
button until the display
shows STORE and EDIT.
You can stop during any set
of steps and return to standby
by lifting the handset or
pressing the Handsfree button.
You can now enter another
name and number.
1 Press the Volume button.
To change an entry in
the directory
Display shows the number
of entries stored in the
2 Release the Directory
button.
3 Turn the Navigator Wheel
1 Press the Directory button
(your handset does not
need to be in the cradle).
so that EDIT is flashing.
4 Press the ✓ button.
5 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the entry you
want to change.
6 Press the ✓ button. The
cursor flashes under the
first digit of the number.
If you need to move the
cursor, either press the ✓
button or the Next 䊳 button
to go forward or the 䊴 Clear
button to delete a digit.
2 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the entries.
or
Press the alphabet letters
on the keypad to go
directly to an entry,
ie. press the 2 button 3
times to display entries
beginning with C.
3 Press the ✓ button when
the number you want is
displayed. The phone
switches to handsfree and
dials the number.
7 Enter the new digit above
the flashing cursor using
the keypad or by turning
the Navigator Wheel.
8 Press the ✓ button.
9 When you have finished
changing the number press
and hold the ✓ button
until the display shows the
cursor flashing under the
first letter of the name.
To delete an entry in
the directory
You can clear entries from
the directory. Press the
Directory button to view
your entries. Select the
entry you want to delete
and press the Clear button
twice.
10 Enter the new letter above
the flashing cursor using
the keypad or by turning
the Navigator Wheel.
11 Press the ✓ button.
12 When you have finished
changing the name press
and hold the ✓ button
until the display returns to
STORE and EDIT. You can
now change another entry.
To view and call from
the directory
1 Press and hold the
Directory button. Display
shows STORE and EDIT.
During a call
When you have an
incoming call, the Visual
ring indicator will flash in
3 Enter the number you
R2
2 Press the ✓ button.
This feature works in
handset, handsfree and
headset modes.
If you try to add a new
entry and the directory is
full, the display shows
MEMORY FULL.
To continue, follow steps
shown in ‘To change an
entry in the directory’ or
‘To delete an entry in the
directory’.
RINGER
STORE will be flashing.
Visual ring indicator
directory, followed by
ENTER NUMBER.
You can look at all the
names and numbers stored
in your directory
To store a pause
A pause is sometimes
required with some switchboards and network services.
A pause simply gives the
switchboard a few seconds
to pick up the outside line
before dialling. Using the
Redial button, you can insert
a pause when you store a
number in the directory.
Repeat the steps for storing
a number in the directory
but press the Redial button
where you want to add a
pause within the number.
Installing
your
Converse 420
Install the batteries
The display on your
Converse 420 is powered by
3 x AAA alkaline batteries.
(Available separately.)
+
+
+
Do not stand it on carpets
or other similar surfaces
that generate fibres.
Your Converse 420 can be
wall-mounted. See ‘Wallmounting’.
Warning
Your Converse 420 is only
designed to be operated in a
normal office or domestic
environment. It should not
be used in bathrooms or
near water.
If your phone does not
work when you dial a
number, try setting the
dialling mode to P.
If you are connecting to a
switchboard, check with
your switchboard operator
or communications
manager on which dialling
mode you need.
Situating your
Converse 420
Situate your Converse 420
close enough to a phone
socket so that the cables
will reach.
This ensures the phone
will work with all modern
digital exchanges.
Set the time
1 Make sure the phone is
not plugged in to the
phone socket. Open the
battery compartment.
1 Press and hold the Clock
button until the display
shows TIME.
2 Insert batteries as
indicated.
2 Release the Clock button.
3 Close the lid and replace
the compartment cover.
Plug your Converse 420
into the phone socket
Display shows 00-00.
3 Enter the current time
using the 24 hour clock,
eg. 0 9 3 0 = 9.30am,
1 5 3 0 = 3.30pm.
4 Press the ✓ button.
Check your
telephone wall socket
The time is set and
displayed.
Check the
dialling mode
If you do not have a
modern-style socket, call
Freefone 0800 800 150
and ask for a BT engineer
to come and fit the
correct socket. This is a
chargeable service.
P
T
TB
MODE
1 Your Converse 420 should
be pre-set to T-TB which
gives you TONE dialling.
Your Converse 420
is now ready for
making and
receiving calls.
Using
your
Converse 420
Emergency calls
The emergency services can
be contacted by dialling 999
or 112.
If your Converse 420 is
connected to a switchboard
or PBX, you might have to
dial another number before
999 or 112 in order to get
an outside line.
On some switchboards,
you may not be able to get
an outside line if the power
fails. Check with your
switchboard operator or
communications manager.
3 When your call is
answered, either lift the
handset and speak or
continue in ‘handsfree’
mode.
To receive a call:
When the phone rings, press
the Handsfree button and
speak to answer the call.
To preview a number
before dialling
1 Without lifting the handset,
dial the number you want.
The number is displayed.
2 To make a call, press the
Headset button.
3 Dial the phone number.
To end the call press the
Headset button.
To use the
Secrecy button
You can prevent your
caller from hearing you
while you talk to someone
else close by.
1 During a call, press the
If you make a mistake, use
the 䊴 Clear button to delete
the last digit you have
entered. The Next 䊳 button
inserts a space when storing
names and numbers.
Secrecy button.
The red Secrecy light
comes on. Your caller
cannot hear you.
2 To resume your
To make a call
2 Press the ✓ button.
Lift the handset and dial
the number you want. The
number is displayed.
At the end of your call,
replace the handset.
To use Handsfree
You can make and receive
calls without lifting the
handset by pressing the
Handsfree button.
The displayed number is
dialled in ‘handsfree’ mode.
There are three ways to
make a call on your
Converse 420: by lifting
the handset, using the
Handsfree button or by
using the ✓ button.
You hear the dialling tone.
2 Dial the number you want.
The display shows the
number dialled.
To redial the
last number
You can redial a number
up to 32 digits long.
1 Press the Handsfree button.
2 Press the Redial button.
Using a headset
To make a call:
1 Press the Handsfree button.
conversation, press the
Secrecy button again.
The Secrecy light goes off.
Converse headsets (RJ11 jack)
are available separately
from BT shops or by calling
Freefone 0800 800 150.
1 Plug the headset into the
socket marked HEADSET on
the underside of the base.
The last number you called
is redialled.
To repeat dial
a number
This feature works in
handset, handsfree and
headset modes.
If the number you call is
engaged, you can set your
Converse 420 to dial a
number repeatedly, saving
you from continually having
to press the Redial button.
time with the ringing
signal. Lift the handset to
answer the call.
Message Waiting
indicator
2 The display shows VOLUME
and the current volume
level. Turn the Navigator
Wheel clockwise to increase
the volume or anti-clockwise
to decrease it.
1 When you hear the
engaged tone, press the
Redial button and replace
the handset, (or press the
Handsfree button).
The display shows BUSY.
10 seconds after the
handset is replaced your
Converse 420 automatically
picks up the line, switches
on the loudspeaker and
redials the number.
If it is still engaged you
need do nothing, your
phone will wait for 45
seconds before repeating
the procedure.
This will be repeated
every 45 seconds up to a
maximum of 15 times or
until the call is answered.
When you have Voice mail
messages, the Message
Waiting indicator flashes
at regular intervals.
Note
This feature works with
Meridian switchboard only.
To adjust the
ringer volume
Set the ringer volume
switch on the underside
of your Converse 420 to
HI, LOW or OFF.
HI
LOW
OFF
RINGER
VOLUME
The incoming call light
will flash with all three
settings.
2 When your call is answered,
you can speak to your
caller by pressing
Handsfree or lift the
handset or press the
Headset button and speak.
Note
To cancel repeat dial before
your call is answered, lift
the handset or press the
Handsfree button or press
the Headset button.
To change the
ringer tone
Set the ringer tone switch
on the underside of your
Converse 420 to the
setting you want: R1 for a
low pitch ring or R2 for a
high pitch ring.
To store names and
numbers in the
directory
Your Converse 420 stores
up to 75 names and phone
numbers:
You can use the Navigator
Wheel - or the keypad - to
enter names and numbers.
The Navigator Wheel also
lets you scroll quickly
through stored names and
numbers.
Stored numbers can be up
to 21 digits long and
include ✱, # and pause .
Directory entries are
automatically stored in
alphabetical order.
Numbers without attached
names are stored at the
beginning of the list.
`
The directory is
pre-programmed with some
BT Select Services numbers
(see ‘Using Select Services’).
These can be overwritten
if you wish.
1 Press and hold the
Directory button. Display
shows STORE and EDIT.
R1
R2
RINGER
STORE will be flashing.
Visual ring indicator
To adjust your caller’s
speech volume
Release the Directory
button.
2 Press the ✓ button.
During a call
When you have an
incoming call, the Visual
ring indicator will flash in
1 Press the Volume button.
Display shows the number
of entries stored in the
directory, followed by
ENTER NUMBER.
If you try to add a new
entry and the directory is
full, the display shows
MEMORY FULL.
To continue, follow steps
shown in ‘To change an
entry in the directory’ or
‘To delete an entry in the
directory’.
3 Enter the number you
want using the keypad.
Alternatively, turn the
Navigator Wheel until the
digit you want is displayed
then press the ✓ button.
Repeat this step until the
full phone number is
entered.
4 Press and hold the ✓
button until the display
shows ENTER NAME.
5 Enter the letters you want
using the keypad.
Alternatively, turn the
Navigator Wheel to display
the letter required then
press the ✓ button.
6 Press and hold the ✓
button until the display
shows STORE and EDIT.
You can stop during any set
of steps and return to standby
by lifting the handset or
pressing the Handsfree button.
You can now enter another
name and number.
To change an entry in
the directory
2 Release the Directory
button.
3 Turn the Navigator Wheel
(your handset does not
need to be in the cradle).
so that EDIT is flashing.
4 Press the ✓ button.
5 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the entry you
want to change.
6 Press the ✓ button. The
cursor flashes under the
first digit of the number.
If you need to move the
cursor, either press the ✓
button or the Next 䊳 button
to go forward or the 䊴 Clear
button to delete a digit.
2 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the entries.
or
Press the alphabet letters
on the keypad to go
directly to an entry,
ie. press the 2 button 3
times to display entries
beginning with C.
3 Press the ✓ button when
the number you want is
displayed. The phone
switches to handsfree and
dials the number.
7 Enter the new digit above
the flashing cursor using
the keypad or by turning
the Navigator Wheel.
8 Press the ✓ button.
9 When you have finished
changing the number press
and hold the ✓ button
until the display shows the
cursor flashing under the
first letter of the name.
To delete an entry in
the directory
You can clear entries from
the directory. Press the
Directory button to view
your entries. Select the
entry you want to delete
and press the Clear button
twice.
10 Enter the new letter above
the flashing cursor using
the keypad or by turning
the Navigator Wheel.
11 Press the ✓ button.
12 When you have finished
changing the name press
and hold the ✓ button
until the display returns to
STORE and EDIT. You can
now change another entry.
To view and call from
the directory
1 Press and hold the
Directory button. Display
shows STORE and EDIT.
1 Press the Directory button
You can look at all the
names and numbers stored
in your directory
To store a pause
A pause is sometimes
required with some switchboards and network services.
A pause simply gives the
switchboard a few seconds
to pick up the outside line
before dialling. Using the
Redial button, you can insert
a pause when you store a
number in the directory.
Repeat the steps for storing
a number in the directory
but press the Redial button
where you want to add a
pause within the number.
To set the call timer
You can time each call.
1 During a call press the
Clock button. This displays
the time of the previous
call.
2 Press the Clock button
again to start the timer.
You can stop the time by
pressing the Clock button
once more.
To use the calculator
1 Press the Calculator button.
The display changes to the
calculator function.
To use the
MRC function
2 Enter the number you
want 12 3.
Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the function +.
Press the ✓ button .
3 When you replace the
handset or press the
Handsfree button to end
the call, the display shows
the final duration of the
call for a few seconds
before returning to the
normal clock setting.
Using the calculator
Your Converse 420 provides
all the basic calculator
functions - addition,
subtraction, multiplication,
division and percentages
as well as Memory Recall.
. X, =, %, AC, M-, M+
+, --, -.,
If your Converse 420 is
connected to a switchboard,
you must first switch off the
calculator before transferring
a call.
3 Enter the second number
74.
Your calculator provides a
Memory Recall (MRC)
function. This enables you
to put calculations in the
memory while you make
other calculations, and then
add them together or
subtract one from the other.
For example
1 Press the Calculator button.
Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the function =.
Press the ✓ button.
Display shows the result
197.
To clear a calculation
The display changes to the
calculator function.
2 Enter the number you
want 50.
Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display the function M+.
Press the ✓ button.
Turn the Navigator Wheel
to display AC.
Press the ✓ button.
3 Enter the second number
20.
and MRC.
If the phone rings while
you are using the
calculator function, simply
lift the receiver or press
the Handsfree button as
normal. Note that
information entered in
calculator mode will be lost.
Navigator Wheel still
displays the function M+.
To switch off the
calculator
Press the Calculator button.
Press the ✓ button.
Turn the Navigator Wheel
to MRC.
Press the ✓ button.
The calculator will also
switch off automatically
if no button is pressed for
1 minute.
Display shows the total on
memory 70.
Recall button
The Recall button is for use
with switchboard services
and some BT Select
Services.
Five minutes memory
back-up
If you unplug your
Converse 420 from the
telephone socket and it
has fully charged batteries,
it will keep all the numbers
you have stored in the
memory. However, if you
unplug your Converse 420
and your batteries are
totally discharged, numbers
stored in the memory will
be maintained for about 5
minutes only.
Pre-programmed BT Select
Services numbers will not
be affected.
When your batteries are
within about two weeks of
total exhaustion, BATT LOW
will appear in the display.
If you do not replace the
batteries and they become
totally discharged your
Converse 420 will not display
anything on the screen.
Using BT
Select Services
Note
Call Diversion
You can use your Converse
420 to request the
network to divert incoming
calls to another number.
A switchboard can provide
a similar range of functions
to BT Select Services.
If your Converse 420 is
connected to a switchboard,
you can simply use it as a
normal extension.
You can choose to divert:
Your Converse 420 gives
you easy access to the
following range of BT
Select Services.
Six of the Directory
buttons have been
pre-programmed into the
directory.
To switch
Call Diversion on
- all calls
- calls that you do not
answer within 5 rings
- calls when your line
is already engaged.
1 Press the Handsfree button
or lift the handset.
2 Press the Directory button.
Service
Code
Call Return
(No charge)
1471
3 Turn the Navigator Wheel
Set Divert
✱21✱
Cancel Divert
#21#
(Quarterly subscription)
to select *21* DIVERT ON.
4 Press the ✓ button to dial
the number.
Call Minder
1571
(Quarterly subscription)
Reminder Call on
(Pay per call)
✱55✱
5 Enter the number to which
Reminder Call off
#55#
you would like your calls
diverted.
6 Press the # button and
You can replace the pre-set
numbers with your own
numbers, if you wish.
Simply follow the steps
shown in ‘To edit names
and numbers in the
directory’.
listen for confirmation of
your instructions.
To switch
Call Diversion off
1 Press the Handsfree button
or lift the handset.
2 Press the Directory button.
3 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to select #21# DIVERT OFF.
4 Press the ✓ button to dial
the number.
5 Listen to the confirmation
announcement of your
instructions.
Reminder Call
You can turn your
Converse 420 into a 24
hour alarm clock, that
rings you back at the exact
time you specify.
Details on how to use
Call Minder are provided
when you subscribe to the
service.
To ring your
Call Minder service
Listen for confirmation.
Other services
To set a
Reminder Call
Call Minder
Call Minder gives you an
answering service that
takes messages when you
do not answer your phone
or if you are already on
the line.
Press the ✓ button to dial
the number.
1 Press the Handsfree button
or lift the handset.
2 Press the Directory button.
3 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to select *55* REMINDER
SET.
4 Press the ✓ button to dial
Three Way Calling
Lets you speak to two
other callers at the same
time.
Charge Advice
Instantly tells you the
exact cost of your last call.
Call Waiting
During a call, a soft ‘beep’
lets you know if another
person is trying to contact
you. You can put your
original caller ‘on hold’
while you switch to the
new caller.
the number.
1 Press the Handsfree button
or lift the handset.
2 Press the Directory button.
5 Enter the time you want to
be called back, using the
24 hour clock, e.g. 1 6 3 0
books a Reminder Call at
4.30 pm.
For information on these
and many other valuable
services, call BT on 152.
If you are not connected to
the BT network ask your
Telecom supplier for
information about their
services.
6 Press the # button and
3 Rotate the Navigator Wheel
listen for confirmation.
to select 1571 CALL
MINDER.
To re-set BT Select
Services buttons
4 Press the ✓ button to dial
the number.
To cancel a
Reminder Call
5 When the Call Minder
answers, follow the voice
prompts to play back, save,
delete and skip forward
through your messages.
1 Press the Handsfree button
or lift the handset.
2 Press the Directory button.
3 Turn the Navigator Wheel
to select #55# REMINDER
OFF.
If you have stored your
own numbers over
BT Select Services you
can re-set them to the
original BT numbers.
Follow the steps in ‘To
change an entry in the
directory’ and re-enter the
Select Service Codes
(provided in the table on
the previous page).
Wallmounting
Your Converse 420 can be
wall-mounted using the
screws and wall plugs
provided.
1 Unclip the stand on the
Technical
information
Environment
Your Converse 420 should be
kept free of dust, moisture and
high temperatures. Wipe the
casing clean with a damp, not
wet, cloth.
back of the Converse 420.
2 Drill two holes in the wall
83mm vertically apart
using a 5.5mm drill bit.
WALL PLUG
WALL
SCREW
83mm
83mm
3 Insert the wall plugs if
necessary, then insert the
screws leaving about 5mm
protruding from the wall
on which to hang the
phone.
4 Rotate the handset clip
180˚ so that it protrudes
upward. This holds the
handset in place when wall
mounted.
5 Slot the screw heads into
the holes on the back of
the phone and gently pull
the phone downward to
make sure it is securely in
place.
6 Hang the handset on the
handset clip.
Do not use spray or abrasive
cleaners as damage to the
internal components or
polished surfaces could result.
How many phones
can you have? (REN)
All items of telephone
equipment have a Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN),
which is used to calculate the
number of items which may
be connected to any one
telephone line. Your Converse
420 has a REN of 1. A total
REN of 4 is allowed. If the
total REN of 4 is exceeded,
the telephones may not ring.
With different telephone types
there is no guarantee of
ringing, even when the REN is
less than 4.
Connection information
Your Converse 420 may be
connected to public networks
in the United Kingdom. It may
also be connected to compatible
switchboards. If in doubt, your
switchboard supplier or
maintainer should be able to
offer help. Advice on connection
to BT switching systems can
be obtained by dialling
Freefone 0800 800 154.
It can be connected to Meridian
systems with Message Waiting.
The Message Waiting Indicator
responds to the series of line
reversals output by the
Meridian.
If you do not have a compatible
switchboard, it cannot be
guaranteed that your Converse
420 will operate correctly
under all possible conditions
of connection.
Guarantee
If you own your Converse 420
under BT’s guarantee BT
guarantees the product for one
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 a fault does occur
in this product, and you bought
the unit yourself, provided
that you return it to the place
of purchase and produce your
receipt, it will either be
repaired or replace free of
charge.
The terms and conditions of
this guarantee do not affect
your statutory rights.
If you own your Converse 420
outside guarantee:
If your Converse 420 needs
repair after the guarantee
period has ended, it must be
repaired so as to remain
compliant with the approval
requirements for connection to
the telephone network.
We recommend that you
contact BT on Freefone 0800
800 150 or visit your nearest
BT shop and you will be
informed of our recommended
repair agents.
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 1999.
Registered Office: 81 Newgate Street,
London EC1A 7AJ.
Registered in England No. 1800000.
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APPROVED for connection to
telecommunication systems specified
in the instructions for use subject to
the conditions set out in them