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User Guide
BT FREESTYLE 7150
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Welcome…
to your BT Freestyle 7150
digital cordless telephone
answering machine
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Digital call clarity with up to 300m range outdoors and up
to 50m indoors (in ideal conditions).
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Directory lets you store up to 50 names and numbers for
easy dialling.
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Answering machine can be operated from the handset, at
the base or by remote access from another phone.
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Send and receive SMS text messages.
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Expandable system. You can have up to 5 GAP compatible
handsets registered to your BT Freestyle 7150 base.
Make internal calls between two handsets while a third is
on an external call.
Caller Display lets you see who’s calling and your phone
stores details of the last 30 callers in the Calls list.
Caller Display requires subscription.
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This User Guide provides you with all
the information you need to get the
most from your phone.
You must first set up your phone before
you can use it. This doesn’t take long
and is easy to do. Just follow the simple
instructions on the next few pages.
Got everything?
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BT Freestyle 7150 handset
with belt clip
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BT Freestyle 7150 base
Mains power adaptor
Telephone line cord
2 x AAA rechargeable
batteries (already fitted)
If you have purchased
a BT Freestyle 7150
multiple pack you will also
have the following for
each additional handset:
Need help?
If you have any problems setting up or using your
BT Freestyle 7150, contact the Helpline on 0870 240 3962
or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com.
Alternatively, you may find the answer in ‘Help’ at the back
of this guide.
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BT Freestyle 7150 charger
Hearing aid user?
Please note that the BT Freestyle 7150 works by sending radio
signals between the base and handset. These signals may
interfere with some hearing aids, causing a humming noise.
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Mains power adaptor for
the charger
2 x AAA NiMH
rechargeable batteries
(already fitted)
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In this guide
Getting started
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Setting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Setting up the charger. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Getting to know your phone
Handset buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Navigating the menus and
selecting options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Menu map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using your phone
Switch the handset on/off . . . . . . . . . . 15
Make an external call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Preparatory dialling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Receiving calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Handsfree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Earpiece and handsfree volume . . . . . . 16
Secrecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Find a handset (Paging) . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Keypad lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Call Waiting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the Directory
Add a new directory entry . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dial from the directory . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
View an entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Edit an entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Delete entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Copying directory entries. . . . . . . . . . . 22
Set groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Rename and set melody for a group. . . 24
Caller Display and the Calls list
Sample Calls list screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
View/dial a number from the Calls list . 27
Save a Calls list number to the
directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Delete an entry in the Calls list . . . . . . 27
Delete the entire Calls list . . . . . . . . . . 27
SMS text messaging
To subscribe to the SMS text messaging
service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cost of the fixed line service . . . . . . . . 28
Sending an SMS text message . . . . . . . 29
SMS template messages . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Edit SMS templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Delete SMS templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Read, edit and send draft SMS
text messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Read, edit and send messages from
your outbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Reading SMS texts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Delete an SMS text message . . . . . . . . 36
Delete all SMS text messages in a box . 36
Switch SMS text alert on/off. . . . . . . . . 37
SMS Service Centre numbers . . . . . . . . 37
Adding or changing a Send
Service number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Adding or changing a Receive
Service number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Selecting a Send Service number . . . . . 39
Using your answering machine
Day, date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Setting day, date and time using
a handset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Operating the answering machine
from a handset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Switch on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Outgoing messages (OGMs) . . . . . . . . 42
Record your own outgoing message. . . 42
Play outgoing message . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Select answer mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Reinstate a pre-recorded OGM . . . . . . 44
Check and set answer delay . . . . . . . . . 45
Audible message alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Play, repeat, delete and skip . . . . . . . . 47
Delete all messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Record a memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Call screening using a handset . . . . . . . 48
Call screening at the base . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using the answering machine at
the base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Switch on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Adjust loudspeaker volume . . . . . . . . . 49
Play, repeat, delete and skip . . . . . . . . 49
Remote access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Set remote access code . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Switch answering machine on remotely. . 51
Time saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Operate your answering machine
from another phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Base display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Handset settings
Setting day, date and time using
a handset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Ringer melody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Ringer volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Handset name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Adjust contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Switch backlight on or off . . . . . . . . . . 56
Auto answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Key beeps on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Setting melody for the alarm . . . . . . . . 59
Handset default settings . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Base settings
Ringer melody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Ringer volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Handset priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Dial mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Recall mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Base PIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Base setting defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Additional handsets and bases
Registering new handsets . . . . . . . . . . 64
De-registering a handset . . . . . . . . . . 65
Internal calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Transferring calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
3-Way calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Using additional bases. . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Help
Replacing the handset batteries. . . . . . 68
Possible problems with SMS. . . . . . . . . 70
Further help and advice for SMS related
queries on BT lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
General information
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Product disposal instructions . . . . . . . . 75
Technical information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Switchboard compatibility . . . . . . . . . . 75
Switchboard external line access code . 75
Insert a ‘pause’ in a stored number . . . 76
R&TTE Directive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Location
You need to place your BT Freestyle 7150 base station
close enough to a mains power and telephone socket so
that the cables will reach. Make sure it is at least 1 metre
away from other electrical appliances to avoid interference.
Your BT Freestyle 7150 works by sending radio signals
between the handset and base. The strength of the
signal depends on where you site the base. Putting it as
high as possible ensures the best signal.
Setting up
1. Plug the mains power adaptor into the socket marked
on the back of the base. Plug the other end into the mains
wall socket and switch on. The Power/In Use and Message
indicators light up.
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WARNING
Do not place your BT Freestyle
7150 base in the bathroom or
other humid areas.
Handset range
The BT Freestyle 7150 has a range
of 300 metres outdoors when there
is a clear line of sight between the
base and handset. Any obstruction
between the base and handset will
reduce the range significantly.
With the base indoors and handset
either indoors or outdoors, the
range will normally be up to 50
metres. Thick stone walls can
severely affect the range.
Signal strength
The symbol on your handset
screen indicates when you are in
range. When you are out of range,
it flashes and the screen displays
OUT OF RANGE and there is a beep.
IMPORTANT
Do not connect the telephone line
until at least one of the handsets is
fully charged.
The base station must be plugged
into the mains power at all times.
Power adaptor cable
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Getting started
Battery low warning
When the batteries need
recharging, the handset beeps and
the display shows
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Battery level
The battery symbol shows the
current level
Battery performance
To keep your batteries in the best
condition, leave the handset off
the base for a few hours at a time
(after the initial 16 hour charge).
2. Batteries will come inserted in the battery compartment.
Pull the plastic tag as instructed to activate the batteries.
3. Charge the handset batteries for at least 16 hours by
placing the handset on the base. The screen shows the
battery icon filling up.
4. Plug the telephone line cord into the socket marked
on the back of the base and plug the other end into the
wall socket.
Running the batteries right down
at least once a week will help them
last as long as possible.
On a full charge, your BT Freestyle
7150 handset gives up to 12 hours
talk time or up to 120 hours
standby.
The charge capacity of
rechargeable batteries will reduce
with time as they wear out, giving
the handset less talk/standby time.
Eventually they will need to be
replaced.
Batteries and handset may
become warm during charging.
This is normal.
Telephone line cord
Your BT Freestyle 7150 is ready for use.
Providing you have subscribed to your network’s Caller
Display service, the day and time is automatically set
when you receive your first incoming call.
However, you can also set the day and time manually,
see page 54.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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BT Freestyle 7150 multiple pack owners only
You need to place your BT Freestyle 7150 charger close
enough to a mains power socket so that the cable will reach.
Setting up the charger
1. Plug the power adaptor cable into the underside of the
charger. Then plug the power adaptor into the mains
wall socket and switch the power on.
Under no circumstances use nonrechargeable batteries. Only use
NiMH rechargeable batteries with
a recommended capacity of
750mAh. Using inappropriate
batteries will invalidate your
guarantee and may damage the
telephone.
Helpline
If you are having any difficulties
setting up or using your BT
Freestyle 7150, please call the
BT Freestyle Helpline on
0870 240 3962 or email
bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
Power adaptor cable
2. The batteries are already inserted in the battery
compartment. Pull the plastic tag as instructed to
activate the batteries.
3. Place the handset in the charger and charge the handset
for at least 16 hours.
The additional handset(s) included in your multipack is
pre-registered to the base. If you purchase additional
handsets, these will need to be registered manually by
following the instructions on page 64.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Getting to know your phone
Handset buttons
Incoming call light
Flashes to indicate you have an
incoming call.
Option buttons
Press to select the option shown on
screen above each button, page 12.
Redial
Press to open the Redial list, page 17.
Calls list
Press to open the Calls list, page 26.
Talk / Handsfree
Press to make and receive calls, page 15.
Use to switch to Handsfree, page 16.
Also switches the handset back on.
✱
Press and hold to switch the
handset ringer on/off.
R (Recall)
Used with some BT Calling Features,
eg. Call Waiting, page 19.
Scroll / ¶ Vol Ä
Use to scroll through menu options,
the phonebook and the Redial and
Calls list.
Press to adjust the earpiece/
loudspeaker volume, page 16.
End call / Power off
Press to end a call, page 15.
Press and hold to switch the
handset off, page 15.
Keypad lock
Prevents accidentally dialling
numbers when carrying the
handset around, page 19.
Int
Lets you make internal calls
between handsets, page 65.
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Getting to know your phone
Base
§ Skip
Press once to repeat
current message,
press again to play
the previous
message, page 50.
Play
Press to play your
messages, page 49.
Find
Rings all registered
handsets, so you can
find them, page 18.
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Stop
Press to stop
playback or cancel
the current
function, page 50.
Skip ©
Press once to play
the next message,
page 50.
Use to register
additional handsets.
Vol + –
Adjust the speaker
volume, page 49.
Delete
Press to delete
messages
Ans On/Off
Press to switch the
answering machine
on/off, page 49.
Power/In Use indicator
On when the power is
connected.
Flashes when line is
in use.
Message counter
Shows the number of
messages on your
answering machine.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Getting to know your phone
Navigating the menus and selecting options
Your BT Freestyle 7150 has a menu system which is easy
to use. Each menu leads to a list of options. Have a look
at the menu map on page 14.
Select the option displayed on
screen by pressing the button
underneath it.
For example, to open the main
menu select Menu by pressing the
option button below it, as shown.
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Open the main menu by pressing the button below the
MENU option shown on screen.
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Now use the
or
buttons to scroll up and down
through the main menu. When the option or sub-menu
you want is displayed, press OK to select to it.
For example, to adjust the handset ringer melody for
external calls:
1. Press MENU to open the main menu.
2. Press
to scroll down to the HANDSET SETTINGS menu
and press OK. The display shows the first item which is
RINGER MELODY.
or
2. Press OK. Display highlights EXTERNAL. Scroll
to choose either EXTERNAL or INTERNAL and press OK.
The current melody is displayed and played.
3. Scroll
or
to the melody you want and press OK.
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Getting to know your phone
Go back one level
You can go back to the previous menu level by
pressing BACK.
Exit menu
If you want to exit a menu or the phonebook, press
BACK. If you want to go straight to the standby screen
press the
button.
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Getting to know your phone
Menu map
SMS Text
Messaging
Answer Machine
Handset Settings Base Settings
Play Messages
Ringer Melody
Ringer Volume
Inbox
Delete All
Messages
Drafts
Answer On/Off
Outbox
Answer Settings
Templates
Record Memo
Key Beeps On/Off Dial Mode
Auto Talk On/Off Recall Mode
Write Message
SMS Settings
Time & Date
Settings
Registration
Ringer Melody
Set Date & Time
Register Handset
Name Handset
Ringer Volume
Set Day
Call Groups
Handset Priority
Alarm
De-Register
Handset
Display Contrast
Backlight On/Off
Change System
PIN
Select Base
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Switch the handset on/off
1. Press and hold
to switch handset off.
2. Press and release
to switch it on.
Make an external call
1. Press
, listen for the dial tone then dial the number.
2. To end the call, press
the base.
or place the handset back on
Preparatory dialling
Enter the number first. If you make a mistake press
CLEAR to delete. Press
to dial.
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Backlit display
When you press any button or
receive a call/message, the display
lights up. If no button is pressed
for 10 seconds, the backlight is
switched off. You can disable the
backlight if you wish, see page 56.
Dialling numbers quickly
Numbers can be dialled direct
from the Directory (page 21), the
Calls list (page 27) or the redial list
(page 17).
Call timer
Your handset automatically times
the duration of every call. The time
is shown during the call and for a
few seconds after the call has
ended.
Receiving calls
When you receive an incoming call, the
icon will flash
and the display will show E ternal Call. Or if you have
subscribed to a Caller Display Service your caller’s
number (and name if stored in the Directory) will be
shown. See page 26 for more information.
Auto-answer
You can answer a call just by lifting
the handset off the base. If you
would rather press
to receive
a call when the handset is on the
base, you need to switch Auto-talk
off, page 57.
Press
to answer the call, or if the handset is on the
base or charger, simply lift it up to speak.
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Using your phone
Handsfree
Handsfree lets you talk to your caller without holding
the handset. It can also enable other people in the room
to listen to both sides of your conversation.
again to switch to handsfree.
1. Press
, then press
The display shows the icon and you can hear the dial
tone over the handset speaker. Dial the phone number.
2. During a call, use
the handset.
to switch between handsfree and
Earpiece and handsfree volume
Earpiece and handsfree volume are
independent of each other but
instructions for adjusting are the
same for both.
You can adjust the earpiece and the handsfree speaker
volume. There are 5 levels to choose from.
During a call, press the
or
button to select
volume 1–5. The current setting is displayed. When you
end the call the setting will remain at the last selected level.
Secrecy
Secrecy allows you to talk without your caller hearing you.
1. During a call, press SECRECY. Display flashes Secrecy on.
Your caller cannot hear you.
2. Press OFF to return to your caller.
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Using your phone
Redial
You can redial up to 5 of the last numbers called.
Redial a number from the redial list
1. Press
to open the Redial list. The last number dialled
is highlighted. If there are no numbers in the Redial list,
the display shows Redial List Empty.
If you have stored a name in the
Directory to go with the number,
the name will be displayed instead,
see page 20.
2. Press
or
to scroll through the list. When the
number you want is highlighted, press
to dial.
Copy a number from the redial list to the directory
You can copy numbers from the redial list into the directory.
1. Press
to open the redial list. Scroll
number you want and press OPTION.
2. Scroll
or
to the
to highlight SAVE NUMBER. Press OK.
3. Display shows ENTER NAME. Use the keypad to enter a
name (see page 20 for more help with entering text) and
press SAVE. Display shows EDIT NUMBER.
4. If necessary, use the keypad to change the number, then
press SAVE to confirm.
If the number is already in the
directory the SAVE option will not
be shown.
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Using your phone
Deleting a redial entry
1. Press
to open the redial list. Scroll to the entry you
want to delete and press OPTION. DELETE ENTRY is
highlighted. Press OK.
Delete entire redial list
1. Press
to open the redial list and press OPTION.
DELETE ENTRY is highlighted.
2. Scroll
to DELETE ALL and press OK. Press DELETE to
confirm or SAVE to cancel.
Find a handset (Paging)
You can alert handset users that they are wanted or
locate a missing handset by paging the handsets,
(paging calls cannot be answered by a handset).
1. Press
on the base. The handsets ring. Display flashes
PAGING CALL.
Pressing
will stop that
handset only.
again to stop the handsets ringing or press
2. Press
on the handset.
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Using your phone
Keypad lock
You can lock the keypad so that numbers are not dialled
accidentally whilst carrying the handset around.
. Display confirms KEYPAD LOCKED
1. Press and hold
and then reverts to the standby screen and displays
.
Emergency calls
While the keypad is locked you can
still answer incoming calls and make
999 or 112 calls to the emergency
service. But you cannot call other
numbers or use the menus.
2. Press UNLOCK, then press
whilst Press # To
Unlock Keys is shown in the display.
Call Waiting
Call Waiting lets you know if another person is trying to call
your number when you are already on a call. The handset
will beep and, if you have subscribed to Caller Display, the
screen will show the new caller’s details.
For Call Waiting to work you must
subscribe to the service from your
network provider. A quarterley fee
is payable.
To answer the second caller
1. Press . The original caller will be put on hold and you
will be connected to your new caller.
2. To switch back to the original caller, press
.
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Using the Directory
You can store up to 50 names and numbers in the
directory of each handset. Each entry contains a name
and phone number. Names can be up to 15 characters
long and numbers up to 24 digits.
Entering names
Use the keypad letters to enter
names, e.g. to store TOM:
Press
once to enter T.
Press
three times to enter O.
Press
once to enter M.
Writing tips
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR
to delete the last character or digit.
Press
once to insert a space.
Available characters are displayed
at the bottom of the screen. Keep
pressing the button to scroll
through the characters.
The cursor automatically moves
to the next space after a couple
of seconds.
Select upper or lower case or
numerals by pressing
. An A, a
or 1 will appear in the display to
indicate the current selection.
Add a new directory entry
When the phone is in standby:
1. Press DIR to open the directory. If there are no entries in
the directory the display shows NEW ENTRY. If there are
already stored entries, they are displayed in alphabetical
order.
2. Press OPTION. Display highlights NEW ENTRY. Press OK.
Display shows ENTER NAME.
3. Use the keypad to enter a name, then press SAVE.
Display shows ENTER NUMBER.
4. Enter the telpehone number and press SAVE.
Display shows ENTRY SAVED.
You can continue to add more entries, or press BACK to
go back.
Press
for punctuation and other
characters: (space) . , # and *.
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Dial from the directory
1. Press DIR. Entries are displayed in alphabetical order.
2. Scroll
or
through the directory to the entry you
want to dial, then press
. The number is displayed
and dialled.
Or you can search alphabetically by pressing the relevant
and scroll through
button, e.g. to find TOM press
to dial.
entries under T, then press
View an entry
1. Press DIR and scroll
or
to the entry you want to
view, then press OPTION. Scroll DOWN to SHOW NUMBER
and press OK.
Edit an entry
1. Press DIR and scroll
or
to the entry you want to
edit, then press OPTION. Scroll DOWN to EDIT ENTRY
and press OK.
2. Display shows the name and EDIT NAME. Use CLEAR
and the keypad to change the name, then press SAVE.
3. Display shows EDIT NUMBER. Use CLEAR and the keypad
to change the number and press SAVE to confirm.
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Delete entries
You can delete individual entries or the entire directory.
or
to the entry you want to
1. Press DIR and scroll
delete, then press OPTION.
2. Scroll DOWN to DELETE ENTRY or DELETE ALL and
press OK.
3. Display asks you to confirm. Press DELETE to confirm or
SAVE to cancel.
Copying directory entries
If you have more than one handset registered to your
BT Freestyle 7150 you can copy individual entries or the
entire directory from one handset to another, so you only
have to enter names and numbers once.
Copy an individual entry to another handset
Whilst copying entries between
two handsets, if you press
copying will be stopped.
1. Press DIR, scroll
or
and press OPTION.
If the directory on the handset you
are copying to becomes full, the
receiving handset will display
DIRECTORY FULL. The sending
handset will display COPY DIRECTORY
ENTRY FAILED for 2 seconds.
2. Scroll
to the entry you want to copy
to COPY ENTRY and press OK. Display shows
COPY TO HANDSET and the available handset numbers.
3. Press
or
to select the handset you want to copy to
and press OK. Display shows COPYING TO HANDSET X.
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The receiving handset shows RECEIVE DIRECTORY ENTRY?
If you press YES the entry is copied. If you press NO,
then the copying is aborted. When copying is finished,
the display returns to standby.
Copy entire directory from one handset to another
Note that if the entire directory is copied, it will overwrite
any existing entries on the other handset.
1. Press DIR, then OPTION. Scroll
Press OK.
to COPY DIRECTORY.
If the other handset is in use
If any handset is in use you cannot
use the copy function. Your handset’s
display will show NOT AVAILABLE
when you select a copy option,
before returning to standby.
Incoming call while copying
An incoming call cancels copying.
If you are copying the whole
directory, any entries transferred
before a call interrupts will be
stored.
2. Display shows COPY TO HANDSET and the available
handset numbers. Press
or
to select the handset
you want to copy to and press OK. Display shows
COPYING TO HANDSET X.
The receiving handset shows RECEIVE DIRECTORY? If you
press YES the directory is copied. If you press NO then
the copying is aborted. When copying is finished, the
display returns to standby.
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Using the Directory
Set groups
You can create ringing groups by selecting entries from
your directory. For example, you can create a group for
family members and assign a ringer melody to that group.
When one of that family group calls you will be able to
identify which group from the ringer melody.
You can create up to 3 groups.
or
to the entry you want to store
1. Press DIR. Scroll
in a group and press OPTION.
2. Scroll
to SET CALL GROUP and press OK.
3. Scroll
to highlight the group you want and press OK.
The display shows ADDED TO GROUP X.
Select NO GROUP to remove a name from a group.
Rename and set melody for a group
You can rename a group and change the melody.
1. Press MENU, scroll
2. Scroll
to HANDSET SETTINGS and press OK.
to CALL GROUPS and press OK.
3. Press
or
press OK.
to highlight the group you want and
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3. If required, use
or
to select SET MELODY or EDIT
GROUP NAME. Press OK.
4. Press CLEAR to delete the existing name, then enter the
new name and press SAVE.
5. Press
to return to standby.
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Caller Display and the Calls list
IMPORTANT
To use Caller Display you must first
subscribe to your network provider’s
Caller Display service. A quarterly
fee is payable.
For more information on BT’s
Calling Features, call BT free on
0800 800 150.
Ringback calls will display the
number dialled when you
requested the ringback service.
Caller information not available
With some incoming calls, the
telephone number of the caller is
not available and cannot therefore
be displayed.
In this case your BT Freestyle 7150
provides you with some
explanatory information:
UNAVAILABLE – The number is
unavailable.
If you subscribe to a Caller Display service, you can see
your caller’s number (provided it is not withheld) on your
handset display before you answer the call.
When a call is received your caller’s telephone number
will be stored in a Calls list. The Calls list holds details of
the last 30 calls. When the Calls list is full, the oldest call
will be replaced by a new call, but the latest call will
always be at the top of the list.
Each call is numbered:
01 = the oldest call in the Calls list. So in a full Calls list,
30 would be the most recent call.
If you have any missed calls in the list, the
icon is
displayed. The icon will disappear when you have viewed
the missed calls in the Calls list.
Sample Calls list screen
WITHHELD – The caller has withheld
their number.
RINGBACK – Ringback call.
OPERATOR – The call has been
made via the operator.
PAYPHONE – The caller is ringing
from a payphone.
INTERNATIONAL – International call.
Date and time
of call
03/10 02:14pm
012346789 05/08
Back
Option
Call number 5
of 8 (the higher
the number the
newer the call)
Calling number (if available),
or name if it matches a
number stored in the Directory
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View / dial a number from the Calls list
1. Press
to open the Calls list. Details of your most
recent call are displayed.
2. Scroll
or
through the list. Press
number displayed.
to dial the
Save a Calls list number to the directory
1. Press
. Scroll
or
to the entry you want to save.
2. Press OPTION. Display highlights SAVE NUMBER. Press OK.
3. Use the keypad to enter a name. Press SAVE.
If necessary, use the keypad to change the number.
Press OK. Display shows ENTRY SAVED.
Delete an entry in the Calls list
1. Press
. If necessary, scroll
want to delete.
or
to the entry you
2. Press OPTION. Display highlights DELETE CALL. Press OK.
Delete the entire Calls list
1. Press
. Press OPTION. Scroll
to DELETE ALL. Press OK.
2. Press DELETE to confirm or SAVE to cancel.
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SMS text messaging
SMS stands for Short Messaging
Service.
Welcome to the BT Text Service on your BT Freestyle 7150.
The SMS Service is provided by BT.
IMPORTANT
You must subscribe to your Network
Provider’s Caller Display Service
so that you can use SMS text
messaging. A quarterly fee may
be payable. Please contact your
network provider for more details.
Your BT Freestyle 7150 can send and receive text
messages to any mobile phone from participating mobile
networks and compatible landline telephones in the UK.
When you are using SMS text
messaging you must not withhold
your telephone number or the
service will not allow you to connect.
Messages to non-compatible phones
You may also send messages to
landline phones that are NOT SMS
compatible. Messages to noncompatible lines will be connected
to voice text and delivered in
spoken words to the telephone as
a call. Please note that the
conversion can translate common
abbreviations and smileys etc., but
to ensure maximum clarity of
message delivery, abbreviations
etc. should be used sparingly.
Some other network provider lines
may not be compatible with this
SMS service.
If your BT Freestyle 7150 is
connected to a switchboard, you
may not be able to use text message
services.
The fixed line SMS service is provided under BT’s terms
and conditions for telephone service. These can be found
by visiting the BT.com website at:
http://www.bt.com/terms/tor.htm
To subscribe to the SMS text messaging service
When you send your first SMS text message from your
BT Freestyle 7150 you will automatically be registered
for the service. On receipt of your first SMS through the
service, the system will send you a welcome SMS
message back.
You may also register by sending the word Register to 00000
upon which you will receive a confirmation message.
Cost of the fixed line service
There is no subscription charge (other than the
subscription to Caller Display). Visit the BT.com website
(www.bt.com) to find out how much it costs to send a
text message (depends upon your call package).
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Send an SMS text message
You can send and receive SMS text
messages of up to 160 characters.
1. Press MENU, then OK twice.
2. Use the keypad to write your message then press OPTION.
3. Now scroll
or
to choose between:
SEND TO – press OK and either enter the number you
want or press SEARCH to display your Directory, then
scroll to the entry you want. Now press SEND.
SAVE – you can save a text in the Draft Messages box for
sending later. Press OK to save.
Entering text
Use the keypad letters to enter
text, e.g. to write TOM:
Press
once to enter T.
Press
three times to enter O.
Press
once to enter M.
Writing tips
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR
to delete the last character or digit.
USE TEMPLATE – these are pre-stored messages.
Press
Press OK and scroll to the message you want and press OK.
The template message is added to your text at the cursor.
When ready, press OPTION. These three choices are
displayed again.
Available characters are displayed
at the bottom of the screen. Keep
pressing the button to scroll
through the characters.
4. When sending a message, the display briefly shows
TRANSFERRING SMS before returning to standby.
If there is a problem, the display shows MESSAGE FAILED
and the message is stored in the outbox. Press CLEAR to
return to the standby display or press READ to open the
message and send again.
once to insert a space.
The cursor automatically moves
to the next space after a couple
of seconds.
Select upper or lower case or
numerals by pressing
. An A, a
or 1 will appear in the display to
indicate the current selection.
Punctuation and other characters
Use
,
and
to enter a
comma, full stop etc. (see next
page).
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Punctuation and other characters
When writing texts, use the
,
and
add punctuation and other charatcers.
.
,
'
? !
" 1 – (
)
@ /
keys to
:
;
space
0 + & _ $ £ € ¥ < > = # *
space
.
,
#
Sent messages are stored in the Outbox
All handsets use the same inbox,
outbox and drafts folder.
Your BT Freestyle 7150’s outbox is like a redial list.
It holds a copy of the last 5 messages sent. If your
message did not get through, a copy is stored in the
outbox so you can send it later. The newest messages
replace the oldest messages in the outbox.
When the outbox is full the newest messages replace the
oldest messages in the outbox.
Saved messages are stored in the Drafts folder
If you want to save a message to complete and/or send
later you can store it in the drafts folder. Your BT
Freestyle 7150’s drafts folder can store up to 5 messages.
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SMS template messages
Use a template to add pre-set statements to make your
texts easier to write.
The templates are:
• Please call
• I’ll be back at
• Happy Birthday
There is one spare template shown as EMPTY for you to
write your own message. You can also change or delete
the pre-set ones.
Edit SMS templates
You can overwrite the existing templates with your own
messages.
to TEMPLATES and
1. Press MENU, then OK and scroll
press OK. The available templates are displayed. Scroll
to the template you want and press OK.
2. Display highlights EDIT TEMPLATE. Press OK and write
your own template. Use CLEAR to delete any existing
text you don’t want, then press SAVE. You can now
insert the new template into any text message.
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Delete SMS templates
When you delete a template it is
shown in the display as EMPTY.
1. Press MENU, then OK and scroll
to TEMPLATES and
press OK. The available templates are displayed. Scroll
to the template you want and press OK.
2. Press
to highlight DELETE TEMPLATE and press OK.
Press DELETE to confirm or SAVE to cancel.
Read, edit and send draft SMS text messages
If you have saved a message you have written for
sending later, you can view, edit and send it from the
Draft Messages box.
to DRAFTS and press OK.
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll
The date and time of the latest draft message is displayed.
Press READ.
2. The message is displayed. Press OPTION.
3. You can now scroll
If you are editing a message which
has already been assigned a number
you will be asked if you want to
edit the number already entered.
or
to choose between:
SEND TO – press OK and either enter the number you
want or press SEARCH to display your Directory, then
scroll to the entry you want. Now press SEND.
SAVE – you can save it again to send later.
Press OK to save.
USE TEMPLATE – these are pre-stored messages.
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Press OK, scroll to the message you want and press OK.
The template message is added to your text. When ready,
press OPTION. These three choices are displayed again.
DELETE – deletes current message.
DELETE ALL – deletes all messages in the Draft
messages box.
Read, edit and send messages from your outbox
You can check on the last 5 messages you have sent.
Your outbox will also store messages that did not get sent,
giving you a chance to send them again later. The oldest
stored message is automatically replaced with the newest.
to OUTBOX and press OK.
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll
The display indicates messages NOT SENT if the message
previously failed or SENT if the message was sent successfully.
2. Scroll
or
to the message you want and press
READ. Press OPTION.
3. You can now scroll
or
to choose between:
SEND TO – press OK and either enter the number you
want or press SEARCH to display your Directory, then
scroll to the entry you want. Now press SEND.
SAVE – you can save a text in the Draft Messages box for
sending later. Press OK to save.
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USE TEMPLATE – these are pre-stored messages.
Press OK, scroll to the message you want and press OK.
The template message is added to your text.
When ready, press OPTION. These three choices are
displayed again.
USE NUMBER – ring the sender’s number.
DELETE – deletes current message.
DELETE ALL – deletes all messages in the Outbox.
Incoming call
If you are writing a text message and receive a call, your
handset will let you answer the call. When your
conversation is finished, the display shows CONTINUE
WRITING SMS MESSAGE?. Press YES to continue where
you left off or NO to delete your message.
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Reading SMS texts
When you receive a new text message, the display
shows NEW SMS MESSAGE. To read it later, press CLEAR.
The display returns to standby and shows
instead of
the date and time.
You will not be able to receive text
messages until you have first sent
a message. The first sent message
registers you with the text service.
1. Press MENU. Display shows SMS TEXT MESSAGING.
Press OK.
2. Scroll
to INBOX, then press OK. Now scroll
to the message you want. Press READ.
3. Scroll
or
or
to read through the message.
If you have no messages in your text inbox, the handset
display shows NO MESSAGES.
You can now press OPTION and scroll to:
DELETE – deletes current message.
REPLY – write a reply to the message.
FORWARD – forward the message to another number.
USE NUMBER – press the
button to ring the sender’s
number.
SAVE NUMBER – save number to the directory (if the
number is already stored, this is not displayed).
DELETE ALL – delete all messages in the Inbox.
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4. Follow the on screen prompts to save, write, send or
delete the messages. Or press BACK to go back to the
previous menu level.
Received messages are stored in the Inbox
Your BT Freestyle 7150’s inbox can store up to 30 text
messages. The oldest message is listed as 01, 30 would
be the most recent message. The inbox is in the base not
the handset.
Delete an SMS text message
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll to either INBOX, DRAFTS or
OUTBOX and press OK.
2. If necessary, scroll to the message you want, then press
READ to display the message, then OPTION. Scroll
to DELETE and press OK. Confirm by pressing DELETE.
Delete all SMS text messages in a box
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll to either INBOX, DRAFTS or
OUTBOX and press OK.
to DELETE ALL and
2. Press READ then OPTION. Scroll
press OK. Confirm by pressing DELETE.
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Switch SMS text alert on/off
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll
press OK.
to SMS settings and
2. Scroll
to SMS ALERT ON/OFF and press OK. A ✔ indicates
the current setting. Press
or
to highlight ON or OFF,
then press OK.
SMS Service Centre numbers
To send and receive SMS text messages you need the
telephone number of your Network’s SMS Centre.
If you accidentally delete the SEND or RECEIVE SMS
Service Centre numbers you will need to re-enter them
in order for your SMS Service to work.
The SEND SMS Service number is: 1470P17094009.
The RECEIVE SMS Service number is: 0800587529.
Adding or changing a Send Service number
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll
to SMS SETTINGS and
press OK. Display shows SELECT SMS SEND SERVICE CENTRE.
2. Scroll
or
Press OK.
to display SMS SENDING SERVICE CENTRES.
When you enter a new number it
must be prefixed by 1470P
(P=Pause, press and hold the
button to enter a pause).
Example, if the new number is
0123456789, then you should
enter 1470P0123456789.
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3. Scroll
or
to highlight the option you want and
press OK. The pre-set number (1470P17094009) is
stored under Send 1.
4. You can now enter a new number or edit an existing
number. Press SAVE.
Adding or changing a Receive Service number
You can store up to 3 numbers of SMS Service Centres
that you receive messages from. You need to have these
numbers stored in your BT Freestyle 7150 so that it
can recognise that an incoming call is a text message
(otherwise it will ring and the message will not be
received). SMS Receive 1 is pre-set to the BT number
(0800587529). You can add two others and edit all
numbers.
to SMS SETTINGS and
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll
press OK. Display shows SELECT SMS SEND SERVICE CENTRE.
2. Scroll
or
Press OK.
to display SMS RECEIVING CENTRES.
3. The pre-set number is stored under SMS Receive 1.
Scroll
or
to highlight the option you want and
press OK.
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4. You can now enter a new number or edit an existing
number. Press SAVE.
In some cases the numbers for the provider’s SMS
transmission and reception centre will be the same.
Selecting a Send Service number
If you have two Service Centre numbers stored you can
choose which one you use to send a message.
Your BT Freestyle 7150 is pre-set to send using Send 1.
to SMS SETTINGS and
1. Press MENU, then OK. Scroll
press OK. Display shows SELECT SMS SEND SERVICE CENTRE.
2. Press OK. A ✔ indicates the current provider.
3. Scroll
or
to highlight the provider you want and
press OK. Any messages sent will go via the selected
provider.
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Using your answering machine
You can operate your BT Freestyle 7150 answering
machine from:
•
•
•
the base
the handset
Remotely from any external Touchtone™ telephone.
The factory setting for the answering machine is ON.
Until you change your outgoing message, your callers
will be greeted with the pre-recorded message ‘Hello,
your call cannot be taken at the moment, so please leave
your message after the tone’.
Day, date and time
If you subscribe to your network
provider’s Caller Display service, the
date and time are set automatically
when your BT Freestyle 7150
receives its first call, but you will
also need to set the day using a
handset.
An announcement of day, date and time of recording
will be added automatically to each message and memo.
The date and time is also displayed on each handset.
The day, date and time are set using a handset.
Setting day, date and time using a handset
1. Press MENU. Scroll to TIME AND DATE SETTINGS and
press OK. Display shows SET DATE & TIME. Press OK.
2. Use the keypad to enter the date, e.g.
for 3rd June. Press SAVE.
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3. Enter the time (in 24-hour format), e.g.
for 3.30pm. Press SAVE.
4. Press
, display shows Set Day. Press OK.
5. Scroll
or
press SAVE.
until the current day is highlighted, then
The new time will not appear on the other handsets until
they go on-line or a call is received.
Operating the answering machine
from a handset
You can use any registered BT Freestyle 7150 handset
to switch your answering machine on and off, hear your
messages and adjust the answering machine settings.
Switch on/off
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
2. Scroll
or
to ANSWER ON/OFF and press OK.
Press
or
to highlight the setting you want.
The current setting is ticked. Press OK.
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Using your answering machine
Outgoing messages
This is the message your caller hears when the answering
machine picks up their call. Your BT Freestyle 7150
comes with two pre-recorded outgoing messages to
choose from.
Answer & Record
This allows your caller to leave a message for you.
The pre-recorded message is “Hello, your call cannot be
taken at the moment, so please leave your message after
the tone.”
Answer Only
This does not allow your caller to leave a message.
The pre-recorded message is “Hello, your call cannot be
taken at the moment, and you cannot leave a message, so
please call later.”
Record your own outgoing message
During operation via the handset,
you will hear prompts that guide
you through each step.
During recording, rA flashes on the
base display.
Your message can be up to 2 minutes long. It replaces
the pre-recorded outgoing message, but you can
reinstate this at any time.
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
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to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK. Scroll
to
OUTGOING MESSAGE. Press OK. Display shows RECORD
OUTGOING MESSAGE. Press OK.
2. Scroll
or
to select ANSWER & RECORD or
ANSWER ONLY. Press OK. Display shows RECORDING.
3. Press
4. Record your message after the announcement. Press SAVE
to end recording. Your message is played back. Press OK
to stop the playback.
Play outgoing message
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
2. Scroll
to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK. Scroll
to OUTGOING MESSAGE. Press OK. Scroll
to PLAY
OUTGOING MESSAGE. Press OK.
3. Press
or
to select ANSWER & RECORD or ANSWER
ONLY. Press OK. Display shows PLAYING and your
message is played.
4. Press OK to hear it again or BACK to return to the
previous level.
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Select answer mode
Set your answering machine to Answer & Record or
Answer Only.
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
2. Scroll
to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK.
Display shows ANSWER MODE. Press OK.
3. Press
or
to highlight the setting you want –
ANSWER & RECORD or ANSWER ONLY. The current setting
is ticked.
4. Press SAVE to choose the highlighted setting or BACK
to return to the previous level.
Reinstate a pre-recorded outgoing message
This means deleting your own recorded outgoing
message.
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK. Scroll
OUTGOING MESSAGE. Press OK. Scroll
to PLAY
OUTGOING MESSAGE and press OK.
2. Scroll
to
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3. Press
or
to select ANSWER & RECORD or ANSWER
ONLY. Press OK. Display shows PLAYING.
4. Whilst the display shows PLAYING, press DELETE.
The pre-recorded message is reinstated and played.
Answer delay
Answer delay sets the number of times your BT Freestyle
7150 will ring before the answering machine picks up
your call. The default setting is 6 rings. You can change
this setting to 2, 4, 6, 8 rings or time saver.
Time Saver can save you the cost of a call when you want
to ring in to find out if you have new messages. If your
answering machine answers after 2 rings, you have new
messages. If you have no new messages it will answer
after 6 rings. So if you hear a third ring, you can hang up
before you are connected, saving you the cost of a call.
Check and set answer delay
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK. Scroll
ANSWER DELAY. Press OK.
2. Scroll
to
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3. Press
or
to highlight the option you want.
The current setting is ticked.
4. Press SAVE to confirm or BACK to return to the
previous level.
Audible message alert
When you have messages stored
on your answering machine, the
handset screen displays
.
When this feature is switched On, your BT Freestyle
7150 will beep every 10 seconds to indicate new
messages. The default setting is Off.
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
2. Scroll
Scroll
to ANSWER MACHINE
to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK.
to MESSAGE ALERT. Press OK.
3. Press
or
to highlight the setting you want.
The current setting is ticked.
4. Press OK to choose the highlighted setting or BACK
to return to the previous level.
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Play, repeat, delete and skip
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
2. Display shows PLAY MESSAGES. Press OK. Your messages
are played. Screen shows details of the message being
played. You can now press:
A message marked NEW has not
been played back before.
A message marked OLD has
already been played back.
or PREV once to replay the current message or
twice to hear the previous message.
or NEXT to hear the next message.
to delete the message being played.
Delete all messages
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
2. Scroll
to DELETE ALL MESSAGES. Press OK.
Press DELETE to confirm or SAVE, then BACK to cancel.
Record a memo
You can record a message for other users. It is played
back just like a normal message.
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
to ANSWER MACHINE
Memos can be any length up to
the available recording capacity
(max. 15 minutes). Memos are
stored in the same way as
incoming messages and the
message counter on the base will
increase by 1.
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2. Scroll
to RECORD MEMO. Press OK and record your
memo message. Press SAVE to end recording.
Your memo is played back to you. During playback you
can press DELETE to cancel or OK to accept.
3. Press OK to record another memo or BACK to return
to standby.
Call screening
You can listen while your answering machine takes a call
via the handset or the base speaker. This lets you identify
the caller and decide whether to take the call.
Call screening using a handset
When the answering machine takes a call, press SCREEN to
hear your caller leaving their message. If you want to talk to
your caller, press
. Recording will stop automatically.
Call screening at the base
When the answering machine takes a call, use the
and
buttons to adjust the speaker volume. If you want to
talk to your caller, press
on a handset. Recording will
stop automatically. You can also adjust the speaker volume
when the machine is idle, the current setting is shown in the
display. To switch call screening off, set the volume to 00.
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Switch on/off
Press
. The machine announces On or Off.
Adjust loudspeaker volume
Volume for message playback ranges from 01– 05 and
call screening ranges from 00 – 05. 00 = Off and 05 = Max.
1. Message Playback
During message playback on the base, press
set the desired volume.
or
to
2. Call screening
Whilst the machine is idle or a message is being
recorded, press
or
. When the highest or lowest
level is reached you hear two beeps.
Play, repeat, delete and skip
The display shows the total number of messages and
memos recorded.
Press
. The machine announces the number of
messages and whether they are new or old.
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The messages are played, starting with the first message
received. New messages are always played first.
During playback, press:
to delete the current message.
twice to delete all messages.
once to repeat the current message, twice to play
the previous message.
to play the next message.
to stop playback.
Remote access
You can operate your answering machine and listen to
your messages from any modern phone by calling your
BT Freestyle 7150 and entering a 4-digit security PIN.
Set remote access code
You can keep a note of your new
remote access code by writing it in
the space provided on page 77.
Important! The pre-set PIN is 0000. BT recommend that
you change the pre-set PIN immediately to prevent
unauthorised callers from listening to your messages.
1. On the handset, press MENU, scroll
and press OK.
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to ANSWER SETTINGS and press OK. Scroll
CHANGE REMOTE ACCESS PIN. Press OK.
2. Scroll
to
3. Enter the current PIN (pre-set: 0000). Press OK.
4. Enter the new PIN, press SAVE. Enter it again and press
SAVE to confirm. The new PIN is saved.
5. Press
to return to standby.
Switch answering machine on remotely
If you forget to switch on your answering machine, you
can do it from another phone.
Dial your phone number and let it ring. After 20 rings,
your answering machine will switch on.
Time saver
If you have set the answer delay to Time Saver, your
answering machine will answer after 2 rings if you have
new messages. If you do not have new messages it will
not answer until 6 rings. This enables you to hang up
before you are connected, saving you the cost of a call.
To set the answer delay, see page 45.
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Operate your answering machine
from another phone
1. Dial your phone number. When you hear your outgoing
message, press
. You will hear “Please enter your
security code”.
If you enter your security code
incorrectly, after the second
attempt, your BT Freestyle 7150
will announce: “Thank you for
calling” and will hang up.
2. Enter your 4-digit access PIN. If you have new messages,
your machine announces “You have (n) new messages”,
and they are played. Or you will hear “You have no new
messages. To hear main menu, press 1.”
Use the buttons on the keypad to operate your
answering machine:
hear the main menu
play all messages
play new messages
press once to repeat the message or twice to play
the previous message
delete the message being played
skip forward to the next message
set answer mode
play your outgoing message
record a new outgoing message
switch answering machine off/on.
3. If you don’t give any instructions for 8 seconds, you will
hear,“Thank you for calling”, and your BT Freestyle 7150
will hang up.
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Base display
Display
Meaning
(BLANK)
Power off.
— —
Power on, answering machine off.
00-XX
Answer machine ON, number of messages stored.
01-XX (flashing)
Answer machine ON, number of messages stored and
at least one new message.
01-XX alternating
with Ao
Answer machine ON, number of messages stored and
set to Answer Only mode.
rA (flashing)
Answering machine being accessed by a
handset or another telephone.
F (flashing)
Memory full.
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Handset settings
Day, date and time
If you subscribe to your network’s Caller Display service,
the date and time are set automatically on all handsets
when your BT Freestyle 7150 receives its first call. If new
handsets are then registered to the base, they will also
receive the current date and time. However, to enable the
answer machine to ‘date stamp’ your messages, you also
have to set the day. The day has to be set manually using
a handset. The date and time can also be set manually
using a handset. If the mains power to the base is cut,
the day, date and time are lost and will need to be reset.
Setting day, date and time using a handset
Time and date do not show on
the display when there are missed
calls/messages.
1. Press MENU. Scroll to TIME AND DATE SETTINGS and
press OK. Display shows SET DATE & TIME. Press OK.
2. Use the keypad to enter the date, e.g.
for 3rd June. Press SAVE.
3. Enter the time (in 24-hour format), e.g.
for 3.30pm. Press SAVE.
4. Press
, display shows Set Day. Press OK.
5. Scroll
or
until the current day is highlighted, then
press SAVE. The new time will not appear on the other
handsets until they go on line or a call is received.
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Ringer melody
You can set your handset to different ringer melodies
for External and Internal calls. Choose from 10 ringer
melodies.
to HANDSET SETTINGS.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
Press OK. Display shows RINGER MELODY.
or
to select INTERNAL
2. Press OK. If required scroll
or EXTERNAL. Press OK. The current melody is displayed
and played.
3. Scroll UP or
to the melody you want and press SAVE.
Ringer volume
You can choose between 5 volume levels and Off.
to HANDSET SETTINGS.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
Press OK. Scroll DOWN to RINGER VOLUME.
You can also switch the handset
ringer off and on by pressing and
button.
holding the
or
to select the volume level,
2. Press OK. Scroll
which is played. Press SAVE.
Handset name
You can give each handset a name up to a maximum of
15 characters, for example ‘Kitchen’. It will still display
its handset number.
If you use the CLEAR button to
delete a handset name then press
SAVE the handset will return to its
original name, e.g. Handset 1.
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An indication of text or number
mode will show at the bottom of
the screen between CLEAR and
SAVE.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
to HANDSET SETTINGS.
to NAME HANDSET.
Press OK. Scroll
2. Press OK. Use CLEAR and the keypad to enter the name
you want, then press SAVE.
Adjust contrast
1. Press MENU. Scroll
2. Scroll
to HANDSET SETTINGS and press OK.
to DISPLAY CONTRAST and press OK.
3. Select the contrast setting by scrolling
or
through
the 8 levels displayed. Press SAVE to select the setting
you want.
Switch backlight on or off
The handset display is backlit on all three handset
options. You can choose whether you want the backlight
on or off.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
2. Scroll
to HANDSET SETTINGS and press OK.
to BACKLIGHT ON/OFF and press OK.
3. The current setting is indicated by a ✔. Press UP or DOWN
to highlight the setting you want and press SAVE.
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Auto answer
When you receive a call, you can answer it by lifting the
handset off the base station. This is called auto answer.
When you switch auto answer off, all calls must be
answered by pressing
.
to HANDSET SETTINGS.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
to AUTO TALK ON/OFF.
Press OK. Scroll
2. Press OK. Press
OK.
or
to select ON or OFF then press
Key beeps on/off
1. Press MENU. Scroll
to HANDSET SETTINGS.
to KEY BEEPS ON/OFF.
Press OK. Scroll
2. Press OK. Press
press OK.
or
If the key beeps are set to ON, the
handset will emit a beep whenever
a button is pressed.
to select ON or OFF, then
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Handset settings
Alarm
Alarm setting will only affect the
handset it was set on.
You can set a BT Freestyle 7150 handset to give an
alarm ring.
Switch alarm on or off
1. Press MENU. Scroll
press OK.
to TIME & DATE SETTINGS and
to ALARM and press OK. Display shows ALARM
ON/OFF. Press OK.
2. Scroll
or
3. The current setting is indicated by a ✔. Press
to highlight the setting you want and press OK.
4. If you press ON, you can now enter the time at which
you want your phone to ring using the 24 hour clock e.g.
for 7.30pm and press SAVE.
When the alarm is set a bell icon is shown on the handset
display. To silence the alarm press any key. The alarm
will sound daily until you switch it off via the Time
Settings menu.
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Setting melody for the alarm
1. Press MENU. Scroll
press OK.
2. Scroll
to TIME & DATE SETTINGS and
The default melody for the alarm
is Beeps.
to ALARM and press OK. Display shows ALARM
ON/OFF.
3. Scroll
to SET MELODY and press OK. The current
melody is displayed and played.
4. Scroll
or
to the melody you want and press SAVE.
Handset default settings
Settings
Options
Ringer melodies
10 ringtones
Default setting
External
Melody 1
Internal
Melody 2
Handset ringer
volume (both)
5 levels and off
5
Earpiece volume
5 levels
3
Auto answer
On/Off
On
Display contrast
8 levels
5
Backlight
On/Off
On
Key Beeps
On/Off
On
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Base settings
Ringer melody
You can set your base to play one of 5 different ringer
melodies.
to BASE SETTINGS.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
Press OK. Display shows RINGER MELODY.
2. Press OK. Scroll
press SAVE.
or
to the melody you want and
Ringer volume
You can choose between 5 volume levels and Off.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
to BASE SETTINGS.
Press OK. Scroll DOWN to RINGER VOLUME.
or
to select the volume level
2. Press OK. Scroll
which is played. Press SAVE.
Handset priority
Your BT Freestyle 7150 is preset so that when you
receive an incoming call, all handsets will ring. You can
change this so that one handset will ring 2, 4, 6, or 8
times before the others.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
press OK.
to display BASE SETTINGS and
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2. Scroll
Use
to HANDSET PRIORITY and press OK.
or
to select between:
ALL HANDSETS – all handsets ring together.
Press OK to confirm.
SELECTED HANDSET – one handset rings before the
others. Display shows SELECT HANDSET and the handset
numbers. Use
or
to select the handset that you
want to ring before the others. Press OK. Display shows
RING DELAY. Press
or
to choose 2, 4, 6, or 8 rings
before the other handsets ring, then press OK to confirm.
Dial mode
Your BT Freestyle 7150 is pre-set to Tone dialling.
You can switch to Pulse dialling which may be necessary
if you are using your BT Freestyle 7150 with an older
style switchboard.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
press OK.
It is possible to switch from pulse
to tone by pressing .
to display BASE SETTINGS and
2. Scroll
to DIAL MODE and press OK. The current setting
is indicated with a ✔. Press
or
to highlight TONE
or PULSE and press OK to confirm.
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Base settings
Recall mode
Recall is used with some switchboard features and some
BT Calling Features.
It is pre-set to Timed Break which is correct for direct
exchange lines and most switchboards. For some
switchboards you may need to select Earth (consult your
switchboard supplier). When pulse dialling is chosen only
earth break recall is available.
To change the recall type:
1. Press MENU. Scroll
press OK.
2. Scroll
to display BASE SETTINGS and
to RECALL MODE and press OK.
or
The current setting is indicated with a ✔. Press
to highlight TIMED BREAK or EARTH and press OK to
confirm.
Base PIN
Your base uses a 4-digit PIN as a security code when
registering and de-registering new handsets. The default
setting is 0000.
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To change the PIN:
to display BASE SETTINGS and
1. Press MENU. Scroll
to CHANGE SYSTEM PIN and press OK.
press OK. Scroll
2. Enter the current PIN and press OK.
3. Display shows ENTER NEW PIN. (Original setting 0000).
Enter your new 4-digit PIN and press SAVE.
4. Enter the new PIN again to confirm and press SAVE.
Display shows SYSTEM PIN CHANGED.
Base setting defaults
Setting
Options
Default
Base ringer melody
5 melodies
1
Base ringer volume
5 levels and off
5
Dial mode
Pulse and Tone
Tone
System PIN
0000
Recall mode
Timed Break and Earth
Time Break
Handset priority
All handsets or an
individual handset
All handsets
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Additional handsets and bases
Registering new handsets
If registration fails, try again.
If you still cannot get your handset
to register, call the BT Freestyle
Helpline on 0870 240 3962.
You can register up to 5 handsets to your BT Freestyle
7150 base.
If you have purchased a Twin, Trio or Quad the
handsets in these packs are already pre-registered to
the main base.
However, if you purchase additional BT Freestyle 7100
handsets separately you will need to register them to the
base for them to work.
1. When you switch on a new BT Freestyle 7100 handset,
the display shows REGISTER HANDSET? Press OK.
Display shows SELECT BASE.
2. Press
or
to select the base number and press OK.
If the handset is new, then choose Base 1. If it has been
registered to other bases, choose the first number not
marked with a *.
3. Enter the base PIN (original setting 0000) and press OK.
button on the base for around 10
4. Press and hold the
button.
seconds. When the base beeps, release the
The handset is automatically assigned the next available
handset number. The handset will beep when registration
has taken place.
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De-registering a handset
You can de-register any handset from a base using any
handset registered to an in range base.
to REGISTRATION and press OK.
1. Press MENU. Scroll
to display
Display shows REGISTER HANDSET. Press
DE-REGISTER HANDSET and press OK.
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2. Enter the 4 digit base PIN (original setting 0000) and
or
to select the handset you want
press OK. Press
to de-register.
3. Press OK. Display asks you to confirm de-registration.
Press OK. Display confirms de-registration.
Internal calls
You can call other handsets registered to your
BT Freestyle 7150 base.
1. Press
. The other handset numbers are displayed.
Press the navigation button to highlight the handset
number you want, then press OK.
2. To end the call, press
.
If you are making an internal call,
and you receive an external call,
any handset not in use will ring.
The handsets that are being used
will beep in the earpiece. To take
to finish the
the call, press
internal call, then press
to take
the new call.
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Transferring calls and 3-Way calls
When you are on a call you can transfer it to another
BT Freestyle 7150 handset. You can also bring another
handset in on the call to have a 3-way call.
Transferring a call
When you are on a call:–
You can’t use the
button
until the caller timer is shown in
the display.
1. Press
, the display shows CALL HANDSET and the other
handset numbers.
2. Use the
or
buttons to select the handset you want
to transfer the call to, then press OK.
Alternatively, just press the number of the handset you
want, e.g. to call handset 2 press
. The external party
is put on hold and the called handset rings.
If the other handset doesn’t
answer you can stop the ringing
and retrieve the original call by
pressing Switch.
3. When the second handset answers you will be able to
speak to them without the external party hearing. To
transfer the call just hang up on the originating handset.
3-Way calls
When you are on a call:–
You can’t use the
button
until the caller timer is shown in
the display.
1. Press
, the display shows CALL HANDSET and the other
handset numbers.
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2. Use the
or
buttons to select the handset you want
to bring in on the call, then press OK. Alternatively, just
press the number of the handset you want, e.g. to call
handset 2 press
. The external party is put on hold
and the called handset rings.
3. When the second handset answers you will be able to
speak to them without the external party hearing.
4. You can now speak to either party individually, pressing
Switch to alternate between the two, or press Join to
bring all three parties together. Either handset can leave
the call at any time just by hanging up.
If the other handset doesn’t
answer you can stop the ringing
and retrieve the original call by
pressing Switch.
Using additional bases
You can use your handsets with up to 4 different bases.
When you have registered a handset to more than one
base, you can switch between bases.
to scroll to HANDSET SETTINGS.
1. Press MENU. Press
Press OK, then scroll
to SELECT BASE and press OK.
All bases your handset is registered with are displayed.
The current base is ticked.
2. Scroll
to the base you want to use and press OK.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Help
Replacing the handset batteries
After a time, you may find that the handset batteries are running out of charge more
quickly. This is a standard sign of wear and the batteries will need replacing.
For spare AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries please contact the BT Freestyle Helpline
0870 240 3962.
1. Slide off the battery compartment
cover. Install the batteries as shown.
2. Slide the battery compartment cover
back into place.
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Do not immerse the batteries in water, throw them onto a fire, or dispose of them with
ordinary domestic refuse.
Never use non-rechargeable batteries. Only fit rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
AAA. Using the wrong type of batteries will invalidate your guarantee and may damage
the phone.
BT accepts no responsibility for damage caused to your BT Freestyle 7150 by using any
other type of battery.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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No display appears
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The handset may be switched off.
Press and release the
button to switch the handset on.
The batteries may be flat, dead or incorrectly inserted. Recharge, replace or renew the
batteries.
No dial tone
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Make sure your handset is registered to the base and within range of the base.
Is the telephone cord of the base plugged into the phone socket?
Check that the base station is connected to the mains power and switched on.
You cannot link up with the base station
•
Does the display show Out of Range? If so, you are out of range of the base the handset
is registered to or power is off at the base.
•
•
Batteries could be low or flat.
If using more than one base station, check that you have the correct base selected.
Handset does not ring
•
The ringer volume may be switched off (if it is there will be a icon on the display).
Press and hold
to switch it off and on. To adjust the ringer volume on the handset,
see page 55.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Check that the base station is plugged into the phone socket and mains power and
switched on.
Buzzing noise on my radio, TV, computer
•
Sometimes your BT Freestyle 7150 can interfere with other electrical equipment if it is
placed too close.
•
It is recommended that you position your BT Freestyle 7150 at least one metre away from
such appliances to avoid any risk of interference.
Possible problems with SMS
SMS messages cannot be sent and screen displays UNABLE TO SEND
•
The base station power supply or telephone line cord might not be properly connected.
Check that the base station power supply is plugged into the mains socket and switched
on and that the telephone is plugged into the telephone wall socket.
•
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There might be a fault on the line. Check your telephone line is working properly.
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You might have deleted the Service Centre number in error. Refer to pages 37–38 for
instructions on how to enter the number.
Your SMS memory might be full. Delete unwanted text messages, see page 36.
More than one SMS product plugged into the line. Remove other products.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Cannot send text
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Check service centre number is correct including 1470 prefix, see page 37.
Check call barring (option 4) is not activated on your line if you have the call barring
service rented from BT.
Cannot receive text
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Check service centre number is correct, see page 37.
Ensure you have subscribed to a Caller Display service and that it is active. You can
check this by noting if your phone displays data regarding your caller’s number when
you receive an incoming call.
Handset is registered to the SMS service and text has been previously sent and
received but you are now only receiving incoming messages as voice text
•
This may be due to your handset being de-registered. All you need to do is type Register
and send it to 00000. You will receive a confirmation message back. This assumes that
your Caller Display service is active and working on your line.
•
Messages sent to 00000 are not charged for.
Further help and advice for SMS related queries on BT lines:
•
BT Residential customers – call 151, choose option 2, when prompted by the Fault
Management Service select option 2, input your phone number on the handset and wait
to speak to a customer adviser.
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BT Business customers – call 154, choose option 2, when prompted by the Fault
Management Service select option 2, input your phone number on the handset and wait
to speak to a customer adviser.
•
For other telephone service providers, please contact their customer services.
General sales enquiries:
•
BT Residential lines – call 150. BT Business lines – call 152.
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For other telephone service providers, please contact their customer services.
Billing enquiries:
•
Refer to the telephone number shown on your telephone bill.
Other functions and services available from the SMS service
•
By sending the following commands to the BT text self administration facility you can
control functions and capabilities in your SMS phone and the way messages are handled.
•
Press MENU, then OK twice. Type in the following commands (depending upon what
you wish to do) and send to 00000.
•
This will enable you to opt out from receiving voice text messages.
Note: Messages sent to 00000 are not charged for.
•
Turns off the opt out option.
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Turns on permanent voice text message delivery to your phone. This means
all incoming text is delivered as voice text.
Turns off permanent voice text message delivery.
If you are sending a message from a fixed line phone to another fixed line phone.
•
Forces a message sent to be delivered as voice text even though the recipient
may have an SMS enabled phone and usually receives written text.
•
This command is inserted at the start of the message and applies only to that message,
“Hello I will be home late”.
e.g.
If you are sending a message from a fixed line phone and require a status report.
•
Will allow a status report to be sent back to you when you have sent a
message to confirm delivery. Place
at the start of your text message.
Write the message and send it. You will receive a reply text back to your phone giving
the status report for that message.
Customer Helpline
If you experience any difficulties please call the BT Freestyle Helpline on 0870 240 3962
or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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General information
IMPORTANT
This equipment is not designed for making
emergency telephone calls when the power fails.
Alternative arrangements should be made for
access to emergency services.
General
• Only use the power supply included with the
product. Using an unauthorised power supply will
invalidate your guarantee and may damage the
telephone.
• Only use approved AAA NiMH rechargeable
batteries.
• Do not open the handset or base. This could
expose you to high voltages or other risks.
Contact the BT Freestyle Helpline on 0870 240
3962 for all repairs.
• Radio signals transmitted between the handset
and base may cause interference to hearing aids.
• It is recommended that advice from a qualified
medical expert be sought before using this
product in the vicinity of emergency/intensive
care medical equipment.
• It is recommended that if you have a pacemaker
fitted you check with a medical expert before
using this product.
• Your product may interfere with other electrical
equipment, eg. TV and radio sets, and computers
if placed too close. It is recommended that you
place your product at least 1 metre away from such
appliances to minimise any risk of interference.
• Never dispose of batteries in a fire. There is a
serious risk of explosion and/or the release of
highly toxic chemicals.
Cleaning
Simply clean the handset and base with a damp
(not wet) cloth, or an anti-static wipe. Never use
household polish as this will damage the product.
Never use a dry cloth as this may cause a static
shock.
Environmental
• Do not expose to direct sunlight.
• The product may heat up when the batteries are
being recharged. This is normal. However, we
recommend that you do not place the product on
antique/veneered wood to avoid damage.
• Do not stand your product on carpets or other
surfaces which generate fibres, or place it in
locations preventing the free flow of air over its
surfaces.
• Do not submerge any part of your product in
water and do not use it in damp conditions, such
as bathrooms.
• Do not expose your product to fire, explosive or
other hazardous conditions.
• There is a slight chance that your phone could be
damaged by an electrical storm. We recommend
that you unplug the power adaptor and
telephone line cord from the base for the
duration of the storm.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Product disposal instructions
The symbol shown here and on the product
means that the product is classed as Electrical or
Electronic Equipment and should not be disposed
with other household or commercial waste at the
end of its working life.
The Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC) has been put in
place to recycle products using best available
recovery and recycling techniques to minimise
the impact on the environment, treat any
hazardous substances and avoid the increasing
landfill.
Technical information
How many telephones can you have?
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 other telephone line. Your BT
Freestyle 7150 has a REN of 1. A total REN of 4
is allowed. If the total REN of 4 is exceeded, the
telephone may not ring.
With different telephone types there is no
guarantee of ringing, even when the REN is less
than 4.
Product disposal instructions for residential users
Switchboard compatibility
When you have no further use for it, please
remove any batteries and dispose of them and
the product as per your local authority’s recycling
processes. For more information please contact
your local authority or the retailer where the
product was purchased.
This product is intended for use within the UK for
connection to public telephone network and
compatible switchboards, which support tone
dialling and timed break recall. If in doubt please
consult your network service provider.
Switchboard external line access code
Product disposal instructions for business users
Business users should contact their suppliers and
check the terms and conditions of the purchase
contract and ensure that this product is not
mixed with other commercial waste for disposal.
You may need to enter an access code (e.g. 9) in
order to get an outside line. So that the
switchboard has time to pick up an outside line,
you may also need to add a ‘pause’ after the
access code.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Insert a ‘pause’ in a stored number
Guarantee
If you need to add a pause in the dialling
sequence, follow the example given below:
Your BT Freestyle 7150 is guaranteed for a period
of 12 months from the date of purchase.
When storing a number, at the point you want
until P
to insert a pause, press and hold
is displayed. You can enter as any pauses
as required.
Subject to the terms listed below, the guarantee
will provide for the repair of, or at BT’s or its
agent’s discretion the option to replace the BT
Freestyle 7150, or any component thereof, (other
than batteries), which is identified as faulty or
below standard, or as a result of inferior
workmanship of materials. Products over 28 days
old from the date of purchase may be replaced
with a refurbished product.
R&TTE Directive
The conditions of this guarantee are:
9
Switchboard code
for an outside line
P
0870 240 3962
Pause inserted in
dialling sequence
Rest of
number
This equipment complies with the essential
requirements for the Radio Equipment and
Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Directive (1999/5/EC).
• The guarantee shall only apply to defects that
In demonstration with the Essential Requirement
for efficient use of the radio spectrum, the
product complies with EN301 406.
• The equipment is returned to BT or its agent as
For a copy of the Declaration of Conformity
please contact the BT Freestyle Helpline
on 0870 240 3962 or email
bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com.
occur within the 12 month guarantee period.
• Proof of purchase is required.
instructed.
• This guarantee does not cover any faults or
defects caused by accidents, misuse, fair wear
and tear, neglect, tampering with the equipment,
or any attempt at adjustment or repair other than
through approved agents.
• This guarantee does not affect your statutory
rights.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Within the 12 month guarantee period:
For your records
If you experience difficulty using the product,
prior to returning it, please read the ‘Help’
section beginning on page 68, or contact the
BT Freestyle Helpline on 0870 240 3962,
9am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday and
9.30am–2.30pm on Saturdays, or email
bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com.
Date of purchase:
In the unlikely event of a defect occurring, please
follow the Helpline’s instructions for replacement
or repair.
Outside of the 12 month guarantee period:
If your product needs repair after the guarantee
period has ended, the repair must meet the
approval requirements for connection to the
telephone network. We recommend that you
contact BT’s approved repair agent, Helpdesk
Solutions on 08702 405 029 or a local qualified
repairer.
Place of purchase:
Serial number:
For guarantee purposes proof of purchase is
required so please keep your receipt.
Enter your base PIN here:
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(See pages 62–63 for more information)
Returning your product
If the Helpline is unable to remedy your problem
they will ask you to return the product. Where
possible, pack the product in its original
packaging. Please remember to include all parts,
including the line cords, power supply units and
the original batteries. Please note that we cannot
take responsibility for goods damaged in transit.
Please obtain and keep proof of posting from the
Post Office or other carrier.
Enter your remote access PIN here:
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(See page 50 for more information)
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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Additional/Replacement Items
For a full range of items, including additional
handsets for either the BT Freestyle 6000 range
or BT Freestyle 2000, 4000 and 7000, please call
0870 240 3962.
If you experience any problems, please call the Helpline on 0870 240 3962 or email bt.helpdesk@vtecheurope.com
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