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Operating Instructions
5.8 GHz Expandable Digital Cordless Phone
Model No.
KX-TG5961AL
This unit is compatible with Caller ID. To use this feature, you must subscribe to
the appropriate service offered by your telephone service provider.
Charge the handset battery for 7 hours before initial use.
Please read these Operating Instructions before using the unit and save for
future reference.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Multi-unit Operation
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About these operating instructions . . . . . 4
Expanding your phone system . . . . . . . . 6
Accessory information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . 10
For best performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Intercom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Transferring calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Conference calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Registering a handset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Preparation
Setting up the base unit . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting up the handset . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Symbols used in these operating
instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setting the unit before use . . . . . . . . . . 23
Making/Answering Calls
Making calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Answering calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Useful features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Phonebook
Handset phonebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Base Unit Speed Dialler
Base unit speed dialler . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Caller ID Service
Using Caller ID service. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Caller list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Programming
Programmable settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Customising handset ringer tone and
display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Voice Mail Service
Using Voice Mail service . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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Useful Information
Wall mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Additional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Instructions to customer . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Index
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Introduction
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic cordless telephone.
We recommend keeping a record of the following information for future reference.
Serial No.
(found on the bottom of the base unit)
Date of purchase
Name and address of dealer
Attach your purchase receipt here.
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About these operating instructions
Notable differences among KX-TG5961AL, KX-TGA590AL, and KXTGA591AL
These operating instructions can be used for the KX-TG5961AL. They also describe the
operations related to these optional handsets.
– KX-TG5961AL features a monochrome display handset (KX-TGA590AL).
– KX-TGA591AL features a colour display handset with USB-support.
Important:
L Features and operations indicated by “monochrome display models” are for KXTG5961AL users and KX-TGA590AL (accessory handset) users only.
L Features and operations indicated by “colour display models” are for KX-TGA591AL
(accessory handset) users only.
L For differences between the monochrome display handset (KX-TGA590AL) and the
colour display handset (KX-TGA591AL), see page 7.
L References in these operating instructions to “a charger” or “other handsets” are for
accessory handset users only. See “Expanding your phone system” on page 6.
KX-TG5961AL
Optional handset
KX-TGA590AL
Monochrome
display handset
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Monochrome
display handset
KX-TGA591AL
Colour display
handset
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Introduction
Monochrome display model:
KX-TGA590AL
(included with KX-TG5961AL)
1
Colour display model:
KX-TGA591AL
1
2
2
1 Using the soft keys
The handset features 3 soft keys. By
pressing a soft key, you can select the
feature shown directly above it on the
display.
1 Using the soft keys
The handset features 2 soft keys and
joystick (middle soft key). By pressing a
soft key, you can select the feature shown
directly above it on the display.
Middle soft key:
The joystick can be used to select the
centre soft key icon, by pressing down on
the centre of the joystick.
Middle
soft key
2 Using the navigator key
The handset navigator key can be used to
navigate through menus and to select
items shown on the display, by pressing
{^}, {V}, {<}, or {>}.
2 Using the joystick
The handset joystick can be used to
navigate through menus and to select
items shown on the display, by pushing it
up {^}, down {V}, left {<}, or right {>}.
{^}
{>}
{<}
{V}
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Expanding your phone system
You can expand the phone system by registering the following handsets and other devices
to a single base unit: max. 8
Handsets and other devices: max. 8
5.8 GHz expandable
digital cordless
handset
KX-TGA590AL
(Monochrome display
type)
5.8 GHz expandable digital
cordless camera
KX-TGA593AL
(For camera monitoring
from a colour display
handset KX-TGA591AL)
max. 7
5.8 GHz expandable
digital cordless
handset
KX-TGA591AL
(Colour display type
with USB support)
5.8 GHz USB adaptor
KX-TGA595AL
(For calls over the
Internet)*1
max. 1
*1 By registering the 5.8 GHz USB adaptor KX-TGA595AL to your base unit and installing
Skype software to your computer, you can make calls with your handset over the
Internet via the computer. For operations related to this USB adaptor, refer to the
operating instructions included with the USB adaptor.
Trademark
L Skype is a registered brand or trademark of Skype technology in the United States and/
or other countries.
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Handset feature overview for KX-TGA590AL and KX-TGA591AL
Operations and features of the 2 different accessory handsets have certain differences as
indicated in the table below.
Feature
KX-TGA590AL
KX-TGA591AL
Description
Same handset supplied
with KX-TG5961AL
Available as accessory
handset only
–
Display type
Monochrome
Colour
–
Display size
1.4 inch
1.5 inch
–
Navigator key
Joystick
5
Control type
*1*2
Page
USB-support
–
r
–
Custom ring
r
r
47
Melody Utility*2
–
r
–
Picture ID
–
r
38
*2
–
r
–
Wallpaper
–
r
50
Phonebook Utility*2
–
r
–
Memory status display
–
r
50
–
r
–
Picture Utility
*3
Camera monitoring
*1 USB-support allows you to connect the handset to your computer and send images and
melodies from your computer to the handset, as well as create and edit phonebook
entries using your computer.
*2 For information on using this feature, refer to the help section of the GIGARANGE USB
Utility software. If you have not installed the GIGARANGE USB Utility software, refer to
the included “Installation Guide for GIGARANGE USB Utility” for details.
*3 Requires the 5.8 GHz expandable cordless camera KX-TGA593AL.
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Accessory information
Included accessories
No.
Accessory item
1
AC adaptor for base unit
2
Telephone line cord
1
3
Wall-mounting adaptor
1
4
Battery
1
5
Handset cover
6
Audio cable
Quantity
1
*1
1
1
1
2
5
6
3
*1 The handset cover comes attached to the handset.
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Additional/replacement accessories
Accessory item
Order number
Rechargeable nickel metal
hydride (Ni-MH) battery
HHR-P105
Headset
KX-TCA86AL or KX-TCA92AL
Belt clip
PQKE10457Z1
Note:
L You can expand your phone system by registering additional compatible Panasonic
units (page 6).
GIGARANGE® USB utility (Colour display models only)
The CD-ROM included with KX-TGA591AL contains the GIGARANGE USB Utility.
Allows you to use your computer to:
– Add, edit, erase, and copy phonebook entries
– Send images stored in your computer to your phone
– Send melodies stored in your computer to your phone
L To install the GIGARANGE USB Utility software in your computer, refer to the
“Installation Guide for GIGARANGE USB Utility” for installation details.
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Important safety
instructions
When using the product, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or
personal injury.
1. Read all instructions carefully.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the product.
3. Unplug the product from power outlets
before cleaning. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners. Use a moist cloth for
cleaning.
4. Do not use the product near water, for
example near a bathtub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, etc.
5. Place the product securely on a stable
surface. Serious damage and/or injury
may result if the product falls.
6. Do not cover slots and openings on the
product. They are provided for
ventilation and protection against
overheating. Never place the product
near radiators, or in a place where
proper ventilation is not provided.
7. Use only the power source marked on
the product. If you are not sure of the
type of power supplied to your home,
consult your dealer or local power
company.
8. Do not place objects on the power
cord. Install the product where no one
can step or trip on the cord.
9. Do not overload power outlets and
extension cords. This can result in the
risk of fire or electric shock.
10. Never push any objects through slots
in the product. This may result in the
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risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill
any liquid on the product.
11. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not disassemble the product. Take the
product to an authorised service centre
when service is required. Opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltages or other risks.
Incorrect reassembly can cause
electric shock when the product is
subsequently used.
12. Unplug the product from power outlets
and take to an authorised service
centre when the following conditions
occur:
A. When the power cord is damaged
or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the
product.
C. If the product has been exposed to
rain or water.
D. If the product does not work
normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only controls
covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment
may require extensive work by an
authorised service centre.
E. If the product has been dropped or
physically damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
13. During thunderstorms, avoid using
telephones including cordless phones.
There is a risk of an electric shock from
lightning.
14. Do not use the product to report a gas
leak, when in the vicinity of the leak.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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CAUTION:
Installation
L Never install telephone wiring during a
lightning storm.
L Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations.
L Never touch uninsulated telephone
wires or terminals unless the telephone
line has been disconnected at the
network interface.
L Use caution when installing or modifying
telephone lines.
L Do not touch the plug with wet hands.
L The AC adaptor is used as the main
disconnect device. Ensure that the AC
outlet is installed near the product and is
easily accessible.
L To prevent electric shock, use only the
included audio cable with the
transformer when connecting the unit to
an audio device.
Battery
To reduce the risk of fire or injury to
persons, read and follow these
instructions.
L Use only the battery(ies) specified.
L Do not dispose of the battery(ies) in a
fire. They may explode. Check with local
waste management codes for special
disposal instructions.
L Do not open or mutilate the battery(ies).
Released electrolyte is corrosive and
may cause burns or injury to the eyes or
skin. The electrolyte may be toxic if
swallowed.
L Exercise care when handling the
battery(ies). Do not allow conductive
materials such as rings, bracelets or
keys to touch the battery(ies), otherwise
a short circuit may cause the battery(ies)
and/or the conductive material to
overheat and cause burns.
L Charge the battery(ies) provided, or
identified for use with the product only, in
accordance with the instructions and
limitations specified in this manual.
WARNING:
L To prevent the risk of fire or electrical
shock, do not expose the product to rain
or any type of moisture.
L Unplug the product from power outlets if
it emits smoke, an abnormal smell, or
makes an unusual noise. These
conditions can cause fire or electric
shock. Confirm that smoke has stopped
emitting and contact an authorised
service centre.
Medical
L Consult the manufacturer of any
personal medical devices, such as
pacemakers or hearing aids, to
determine if they are adequately
shielded from external RF (radio
frequency) energy. (The product
operates in the frequency range of 5.76
GHz to 5.84 GHz, and the power output
is 200 mW (max.).) Do not use the
product in health care facilities if any
regulations posted in the area instruct
you not to do so. Hospitals or health care
facilities may be using equipment that
could be sensitive to external RF energy.
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Notice
L Please ensure that a separate
telephone, not dependent on local
power, is available for emergency use.
L This equipment will be inoperable when
mains power fails.
L When a failure occurs which results in
the internal parts becoming accessible,
disconnect the power supply cord
immediately and return the product to an
authorised service centre.
L To minimise the possibility of lightning
damage, when you know that a
thunderstorm is coming, we recommend
that you:
– Unplug the telephone line cord from
the phone socket.
– Unplug the AC adaptor from the AC
power outlet.
L No “000” or other calls can be made
from this device during a mains power
failure.
L The earpiece on the handset is
magnetised and may retain small
metallic objects.
L This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with AS/NZS 3548:
1995 limits for electromagnetic
interference. Any modifications to any
part of the system or to any peripherals
may void the EMC compliance of the
system or the peripherals.
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For best performance
Base unit location/avoiding noise
The base unit and other compatible
Panasonic units use radio waves to
communicate with each other.
For maximum distance and noise-free
operation, we recommend the following:
L Placing the product away from electrical
appliances.
L Placing the base unit in a HIGH and
CENTRAL location with no obstructions
such as walls.
L Raising the antennas vertically.
L If you use the handset near a microwave
oven which is being used, noise may be
heard. Move away from the microwave
oven and closer to the base unit.
L If you use the handset near another
cordless phone’s base unit, noise may
be heard. Move away from the other
cordless phone’s base unit and closer to
your base unit.
Environment
L Keep the product away from electrical
noise generating devices, such as
fluorescent lamps and motors.
L The product should be kept free from
excessive smoke, dust, high
temperature, and vibration.
L The product should not be exposed to
direct sunlight.
L Do not place heavy objects on top of the
product.
L When you leave the product unused for
a long period of time, unplug the product
from the power outlet.
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L The product should be kept away from
heat sources such as heaters, kitchen
stoves, etc. It should not be placed in
rooms where the temperature is less
than 5 °C or greater than 40 °C. Damp
basements should also be avoided.
L The maximum calling distance may be
shortened when the product is used in
the following places: Near obstacles
such as hills, tunnels, underground, near
metal objects such as wire fences, etc.
L Operating the product near 5.8 GHz
electrical appliances may cause
interference. Move away from the
electrical appliances.
Routine care
L Wipe the outer surface of the product
with a soft moist cloth. Do not use
benzine, thinner, or any abrasive
powder.
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Preparation
Setting up the base unit
Connecting the AC adaptor and
telephone line cord
Connect the telephone line cord until it
clicks into the base unit (A) and telephone
line socket (B). Connect the AC adaptor
cord by pressing the plug firmly (C).
L Use only the included Panasonic AC
adaptor PQLV207AL.
C
line or to the same telephone jack using
a telephone double adaptor.
L The unit is not designed to be used with
rotary (pulse dialling) services.
If you subscribe to an ADSL service
Please attach a noise filter (contact your
ADSL provider) to the telephone line
between the base unit and the telephone
line socket in the event of the following:
– Noise is heard during conversations.
– Caller ID features (page 36) do not
function properly.
Hook
To socket
A
To socket
B
(230-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz)
Note:
L The AC adaptor must remain connected
at all times. (It is normal for the adaptor
to feel warm during use.)
L The AC adaptor should be connected to
a vertically oriented or floor-mounted AC
outlet. Do not connect the AC adaptor to
a ceiling-mounted AC outlet, as the
weight of the adaptor may cause it to
become disconnected.
L The unit will not work during a power
failure. We recommend connecting a
corded telephone to the same telephone
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Noise filter
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Preparation
Setting up the handset
Battery installation/replacement
1
Press the notch of the handset cover
firmly, and slide it in the direction of the
arrow.
L If necessary, remove the old battery.
2
Insert the battery (A), and press it
down until it snaps into position (B).
Then close the handset cover (C, D).
B
C
A
D
Important:
L Use only the rechargeable Panasonic
battery noted on page 9.
Battery charge
Place the handset on the base unit for 7
hours before initial use.
While charging, the charge indicator on the
handset lights in amber. When the battery
is fully charged, the indicator lights in
green.
Note:
L If you want to use the handset
immediately, charge the battery for at
least 15 minutes.
L To ensure that the battery charges
properly, clean the charge contacts of
the handset and base unit with a soft,
dry cloth once a month. Clean more
often if the unit is subject to the exposure
of grease, dust, or high humidity.
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Preparation
Battery level
Panasonic battery performance
Battery icon
Battery
level
Monochrome
display
models*1
Colour
display
models*2
1
@
Fully
charged
2
?
Medium
3
/
Low
Flashing:
needs to be
recharged.
4
-
Empty
*1 KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL
*2 KX-TGA591AL
Note:
L When the battery needs to be charged,
the handset beeps intermittently during
use.
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Operation
Operating time
While in use
(talking)
Up to 5 hours
While not in use
(standby)
Up to 7 days
While using the
clarity booster
feature (page 27)
Up to 3 hours
Note:
L Battery operating time may be
shortened over time depending on
usage conditions and surrounding
temperature.
L Battery power is consumed whenever
the handset is off the base unit, even
when the handset is not in use. Hence
the longer you leave the handset off the
base unit, the less time you may actually
talk using the handset.
L After the handset is fully charged,
displaying “Charge completed”, it
may be left on the base unit without any
ill effect on the battery.
L The battery level may not be displayed
correctly after you replace the battery. In
this case, place the handset on the base
unit and let charge for 7 hours.
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Controls
Base unit
A B
C
DIAL
D
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
EF G H
Antenna
Speaker
{DIAL LOCK}
Charge contacts
{PAUSE} {REDIAL}
{RECALL} {CALL WAIT}
{MUTE}
{SP-PHONE} (Speakerphone)
SP-PHONE indicator
LOCK
J KLM
I
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
A
N O
MIC (Microphone)
Navigator key ({^} {V} {<} {>})
{AUTO} {PROGRAM}
{CONF} (Conference)
{HOLD}
IN USE indicator
{TRANSFER} {INTERCOM}
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Preparation
Monochrome display model:
KX-TGA590AL (included with
KX-TG5961AL)
G
H
I
J
Handset
J
K
A
B
L
C
D
E
M
N
F
G
H
I
A
B
C
D
E
F
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Speaker
Soft keys
Headset jack/Audio jack
{C} (TALK)
Navigator key ({^} {V} {<} {>})
{s} (SP-PHONE)
O
K
L
M
N
O
{RECALL} {CALL WAIT}
Microphone
Charge contacts
Charge indicator
Ringer indicator
Message indicator
Receiver
Display
{OFF}
{PAUSE} {REDIAL}
{HOLD} {INTERCOM}
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Colour display model:
KX-TGA591AL (optional)
Handset
I
J
A
B
K
C
B
D
L
E
L {<} {>}: Push the joystick left or
right.
L Middle soft key: Push the centre of
joystick.
F {s} (SP-PHONE)
G {RECALL} {CALL WAIT}
H Microphone
I Charge indicator
Ringer indicator
Message indicator
J Receiver
K Display
L {OFF}
M {PAUSE} {REDIAL}
N {HOLD} {INTERCOM}
O USB port
P Charge contacts
M
F
G
N
H
O
P
A
B
C
D
E
Speaker
Soft keys
Headset jack/Audio jack
{C} (TALK)
Joystick
L {^} {V}: Push the joystick up or down.
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Displayed
item
Displays
*1
Handset display items
*2
Meaning
Dial lock is on.
Displayed
item
Meaning
--:--*2
The date and time need to
be set.
*1 Monochrome display models:
KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL
*2 Colour display models:
KX-TGA591AL
w
Within range of the base
unit
Handset menu icons
Handset has no link to
base unit (out of range of
base unit, handset is not
registered to base unit, or
no power on base unit).
W
Voice enhancer is on.
1*1
@*2
Battery level
S
Line is in use.
When flashing: a call is on
hold.
When flashing rapidly: a
call is being received.
SP*1
SP
*2
PRIV.*1
PRIV. *2
Example:
!*1
*2
~
(displayed
in the top
centre)
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Speaker is on.
When in standby mode, pressing {MENU}
(middle soft key) on the handset reveals
the main menu. From here you can access
various features and settings.
Note:
L The menu icons shown in these
operating instructions vary slightly from
the actual icons shown on the display.
Monochrome display models:
KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL
Menu icon
Menu/feature
Voice Mail
Ringer setting
Call Privacy mode is on.
Phonebook
The handset’s extension
number (example shown
here: handset 1)
Handset ringer is off.
Set date & time
Initial setting
Dial lock
L Each menu icon on the left changes to
the one on the right when selected.
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Colour display models:
KX-TGA591AL
Menu icon
Menu/feature
Voice Mail
(
Ringer setting
Display setting
Set date & time
Initial setting
Dial lock
L Each menu icon on the left changes to
the one on the right when selected.
Handset screen saver (Colour
display models only)
Important:
L Only KX-TGA591AL support this
feature.
After 1 minute of inactivity, the handset
enters screen saver mode if the handset is
not on the base unit or charger.
The display is turned off in order to
preserve the life of the battery.
To cancel screen saver mode
To use the handset when it is in screen
saver mode, first press {OFF} to turn the
display on again.
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Symbols used in these operating instructions
Symbol
Meaning
{ }: button name/soft key name
The words in the brackets indicate button names/
soft key names on the handset and base unit.
Example:
Unit keys: {C}, {OFF}
Soft keys: {CID}, {MENU}
i
Proceed to the next operation.
Example:
“Ringer ID”
The words in quotations indicate the menu on the
display.
Example:
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{2}{1}
1
Press {MENU} (middle soft key), then press {#},
{1}, {2}, {1}.
2
3
Select the desired setting.
2
3
Press {^} or {V} to select the desired setting.
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Press {SAVE}, then press {OFF}.
Handset:
{^} {V}
Monochrome display models
(KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL):
Press up or down on the handset navigator key.
Colour display models (KX-TGA591AL):
Push the joystick up or down.
Handset:
{<} {>}
Monochrome display models
(KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL):
Press left or right on the handset navigator key.
Colour display models (KX-TGA591AL):
Push the joystick left or right.
Base unit:
{^} {V} {<} {>}
Press up, down, left, or right on the base unit
navigator key.
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Preparation
Setting the unit before
use
Important:
L To programme features by scrolling
through the display menus, see page 40.
Date and time
Set the correct date and time.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{0}{1}
2
Enter the current day, month, and year
by selecting 2 digits for each.
Example: 15, August 2006
{1}{5} {0}{8} {0}{6}
3
Enter the current hour and minute (12hour clock format) by selecting 2 digits
for each.
Example: 9:30
{0}{9} {3}{0}
4
Press {AM/PM} to select “AM” or “PM”.
i {SAVE} i {OFF}
Note:
L If you make a mistake when entering the
date and time, press {<}, {>}, {^}, or
{V} to move the cursor, then make the
correction.
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Making/Answering Calls
Making calls
Making a call using the redial list
The last 10 phone numbers dialled are
stored in the redial list.
Using the handset
1
2
1
Lift the handset and dial the phone
number.
L To correct a digit, press {CLEAR}.
2
3
Press {C} or {CALL}.
When you finish talking, press {OFF} or
place the handset on the base unit or
charger.
Note:
L The IN USE indicator on the base unit
lights when someone is talking on the
handset or another phone.
3
2
Lift the handset, dial the phone number,
and press {s}.
L Speak alternately with the other party.
When you finish talking, press {OFF}.
Note:
L Use the speakerphone in a quiet
environment.
L To switch to the receiver, press {C}.
Adjusting the receiver/speaker volume
Press {^} or {V} repeatedly while talking.
{C}
Erasing a number in the redial list
1
2
3
{REDIAL}
Press {^} or {V} to select the desired
number. i {ERASE}
“Yes” i {SELECT} i {OFF}
PAUSE button (for PBX/long distance
service users)
A pause is sometimes required when
making calls using a PBX or long distance
service. When storing a calling card
access number and/or PIN in the
phonebook, a pause is also needed (page
34).
For example, if you need to dial the line
access number “9” when making outside
calls with a PBX:
1
2
24
Press {^} or {V} to select the desired
number.
Note:
L The caller’s name is not stored in the
redial list when calling back from the
caller list.
Using the speakerphone
1
{REDIAL}
{9} i {PAUSE} i Dial the phone
number.
{C}
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Making/Answering Calls
Note:
L A 3.5 second pause is inserted each
time {PAUSE} is pressed. Press
repeatedly to insert longer pauses.
Using the base unit
1
2
3
4
Answering calls
When a call is being received, the ringer
indicator on the handset and the IN USE
indicator on the base unit flash rapidly.
{SP-PHONE}
Using the handset
Dial the phone number.
1
Lift the handset and press {C} or {s}.
L You can also answer the call by
pressing any button except joystick,
navigator key, or {OFF}. (Any key
talk feature)
2
When you finish talking, press {OFF}.
When the other party answers, speak
into the MIC.
L Speak alternately with the other party.
When you finish talking, press {SPPHONE}.
Note:
L Use the speakerphone in a quiet
environment.
L While on a call, you can switch from the
base unit to the handset:
– Press {C} on the handset, then
press {SP-PHONE} on the base unit.
– If the handset is on the base unit,
simply lift it.
Adjusting the speaker volume
Press {^} or {V} repeatedly while talking.
Redialling the last number dialled
{SP-PHONE} i {REDIAL}
Note:
L You can change the ringer indicator light
colour (page 45) and the ringer tone
(page 47). You can also adjust the
handset ringer volume (page 45).
Auto talk
This feature allows you to answer a call by
simply lifting the handset off the base unit
or charger. You do not need to press {C}.
To activate this feature, see page 44.
Note:
L If you subscribe to Caller ID service and
want to view the caller's information after
lifting up the handset to answer a call,
leave this feature off.
Temporary ringer off
While the handset is ringing for a call, you
can turn the ringer off temporarily by
pressing { ~ } or {OFF}.
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Making/Answering Calls
Using the base unit
1
2
3
{SP-PHONE}
Speak into the MIC.
When you finish talking, press {SPPHONE}.
Adjusting the ringer volume
Press {^} or {V} repeatedly to select the
desired volume when in standby mode.
L To turn the ringer off, press and hold {V}
until the unit beeps.
L To stop ringing, press {0}.
Setting the ringer tone
There are 3 tones and 3 melodies.
1
2
Press {^} or {V}.
Within 10 seconds, press {<} or {>}
repeatedly to select the desired tone.
L To stop ringing, press {0}.
Note:
L If you select a melody for the base unit’s
ringer tone, the ringer continues to
sound for several seconds if:
– the caller hangs up before you answer
the call.
– another person answers the call using
another phone connected to the same
line.
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Useful features
Useful features during a call
HOLD button
This feature allows you to put an outside
call on hold.
Handset
1
Press {HOLD} during an outside call.
L To transfer the call to the base unit or
another handset, continue from step
2, “Transferring calls”, page 56.
2
Press {HOLD} again.
L To release the hold, press {C}.
L The base unit user can take the call
by pressing {SP-PHONE}.
L Another handset user can take the
call by pressing {C}.
Base unit
Press {HOLD} during an outside call.
L To release the hold, press {SPPHONE}.
L Handset users can take the call by
pressing {C}.
Note for handset and base unit:
L While an outside call is on hold, the IN
USE indicator on the base unit flashes.
L If another phone is connected to the
same line (page 14), you can also take
the call by lifting its handset.
L If a call is kept on hold for more than 9
minutes, an alarm tone starts to sound.
After 1 additional minute on hold, the call
is disconnected.
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Making/Answering Calls
Mute
While mute is turned on, you can hear the
other party, but the other party cannot hear
you.
Handset
To mute your voice, press {MUTE}.
L To return to the conversation, press
{MUTE} or {C}.
Note:
L {MUTE} is a soft key visible on the
handset display during a call.
Base unit
To mute your voice, press {MUTE}.
L To return to the conversation, press
{MUTE} or {SP-PHONE}.
2
Press {2} to select “Booster on” or
“Booster off”.
Note:
L When this feature is turned off manually
during a call, it does not turn on
automatically during the same call.
L While this feature is turned on;
– the battery operating time is
shortened (page 16).
– the maximum number of extensions
that can be used at a time may
decrease.
Handset voice enhancer
This feature can simulate a band signal
above the normal bandwidth limitations,
achieving a sound which is close to the
actual voice. You can turn this feature on
or off, depending on the circumstance.
RECALL button
Pressing {RECALL} allows you to use
special features of your host PBX such as
transferring an extension call, or accessing
optional telephone services such as Call
Waiting.
1
2
Note:
L To change the recall time, see page 45.
Note:
L Depending on the condition and quality
of your telephone line, this feature may
emphasise existing line noise. If it
becomes difficult to hear, turn this
feature off.
Handset clarity booster
This feature can improve sound clarity
when the handset is used in an area where
there may be interference. During an
outside call, this feature is turned on
automatically when necessary. You can
also turn this feature on or off manually.
1
Press {MENU} during an outside call.
Press {3} to select “Voice enhancer”
or “V.E. off”.
L When this feature is turned on, W is
displayed.
Press {MENU} during an outside call.
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Making/Answering Calls
Call share
This feature allows the handset and base
unit to join an existing outside call.
Handset
To join the conversation, press {C} when
the other extension is on an outside call.
Base unit
To join the conversation, press {SPPHONE} when the handset is on an
outside call.
Note for handset and base unit:
L A maximum of 4 parties (including 1
outside party) can join a conversation
using 3 extensions.
Important:
L When dial lock is turned on, only
phone numbers stored in the
phonebook as emergency numbers
(numbers stored with a # at the
beginning of the name) can be dialled
using the phonebook (page 32). We
recommend storing emergency
numbers in the phonebook before
using this feature.
L When dial lock is turned on, you cannot
store, edit, or erase items in the
phonebook.
To turn dial lock on
Use either the handset or base unit to turn
the dial lock on for all units at once.
Handset
Call privacy
Call privacy allows you to prevent other
users from joining your conversations with
outside callers. To allow other users to join
your conversations, leave this feature off.
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{2}{5}{1}
2
Enter a 4-digit password.
L This password is required when
turning dial lock off. We recommend
writing the password down.
Handset
1
2
Press {MENU} during an outside call.
Press {1} to select “Privacy on” or
“Privacy off”.
L When this feature is turned on,
“PRIV.” is displayed.
Note:
L This feature will turn off after you hang
up the call.
Dial lock
This feature prohibits making outside calls.
The default setting is OFF.
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3
{SAVE} i {YES} i {OFF}
Base unit
1
2
3
4
5
{DIAL LOCK}
Enter a 4-digit password.
L This password is required when
turning dial lock off. We recommend
writing the password down.
{#}
Enter the password again.
{DIAL LOCK}
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Making/Answering Calls
L If the base unit beeps 3 times, the
wrong password was entered in step
4. Start again from step 1.
To turn dial lock off
Use either the handset or base unit to turn
the dial lock off for all units at once.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{2}{5}{1}
2
Enter the same password that was
entered when dial lock was turned on.
3
{SAVE} i {YES} i {OFF}
Base unit
1
2
{DIAL LOCK}
3
{DIAL LOCK}
L If you entered the wrong password,
the base unit beeps 3 times. Start
again from step 1.
Enter the same password that was
entered when dial lock was turned on.
Note for handset and base unit:
L If you forget the password, consult your
nearest Panasonic service centre.
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Phonebook
Handset phonebook
6
You can add up to 50 items to the handset
phonebook and search for phonebook
items by name.
Important:
L Caller ID subscribers can use ringer ID
and light-up ID features (page 37).
L Colour display models only (KXTGA591AL):
– Caller ID subscribers can use picture
ID feature (page 38).
– You can also create and edit
phonebook items using your computer
and send them to the handset. Refer
to the help section of the
GIGARANGE USB Utility application
for more information.
Adding items to the handset
phonebook
Monochrome display models:
KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL
7
8
Select the desired item.
No Ringer
ID
Turns the ringer ID off.
Press {SELECT}, then
go to step 9.
Tone &
Melody
Tone and melodies
stored in the handset
at the time of
purchase.
Custom
ring
Melodies you stored in
the handset (page 47).
2 melodies are already
stored at the time of
purchase (page 47).
{SELECT}
Select the desired ringer ID (page 37).
i {OK}
9 “Set Light-up ID” i {SELECT}
10 Select the desired light-up ID (page
37). i {OK}
11 {SAVE}
LTo add other items, repeat from step
3.
1
2
3
{C} (right soft key)
12 {OFF}
{ADD}
4
Enter the phone number (max. 32
digits). i {OK}
L If you do not need to assign the ringer
ID and light-up ID, go to step 11.
5
“Set Ringer ID” i {SELECT}
Note:
L In step 2, you can also press {MENU}
i “New entry” i {SELECT}
instead of pressing {ADD}.
L To assign a melody in “Custom ring”
as ringer ID, you can record it from an
audio device (page 47).
L If you select “No Ringer ID” (default),
the handset uses the ringer tone you
selected on page 45 when a call is
received from that caller.
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Enter the name (max. 16 characters;
page 32). i {OK}
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Phonebook
L If you select “No Light-upID”
(default), the handset uses the ringer
indicator colour you selected on page 45
when a call is received from that caller.
Colour display models:
KX-TGA591AL
1
2
3
{C} (right soft key)
4
Enter the phone number (max. 32
digits). i {OK}
L If you do not need to assign the ringer
ID, light-up ID, and picture ID, go to
step 15.
5
6
7
8
9 “Set Light-up ID” i {SELECT}
10 Select the desired light-up ID (page
37). i {OK}
11 “Set Picture ID” i {SELECT}
12 Select the desired item.
{ADD}
No
Picture
ID
Turns the picture ID
off. Press {SELECT},
then go to step 15.
Enter the name (max. 16 characters;
page 32). i {OK}
Sample
pictures
Images stored in the
handset at the time of
purchase.
My
pictures
Images you stored in
the handset.
“Set Ringer ID” i {SELECT}
Select the desired item.
No Ringer
ID
Turns the ringer ID off.
Press {SELECT}, then
go to step 9.
Tone &
Melody
Tone and melodies
stored in the handset
at the time of
purchase.
Custom
ring
Melodies you stored in
the handset (page 47).
2 melodies are already
stored at the time of
purchase (page 47).
{SELECT}
Select the desired ringer ID (page 37).
i {OK}
13 {SELECT}
14 Select the desired picture ID (page
38). i {OK}
15 {SAVE}
LTo add other items, repeat from step
3.
16 {OFF}
Note:
L In step 2, you can also press {MENU}
i “New entry” i {SELECT}
instead of pressing {ADD}.
L To assign a melody in “Custom ring”
as ringer ID, you can record it from an
audio device (page 47) or copy it from
your computer (refer to the help section
of the GIGARANGE USB Utility
application).
L If you select “No Ringer ID” (default),
the handset uses the ringer tone you
selected on page 45 when a call is
received from that caller.
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Phonebook
L If you select “No Light-upID”
(default), the handset uses the ringer
indicator colour you selected on page 45
when a call is received from that caller.
L To assign an image in “My pictures”
as picture ID, you can copy it from your
computer (refer to the help section of the
GIGARANGE USB Utility application).
To store emergency numbers
Emergency numbers are numbers stored
in the phonebook that can be dialled using
the phonebook even when dial lock is
turned on (page 28).
To store a number as an emergency
number, add # at the beginning of the
name (see “Adding items to the handset
phonebook”, page 30).
Character table for entering names
# & ’
{2}
a b c A B C 2
{3}
d e f
D E F 3
{4}
g h i
G H I
{5}
j
J K L 5
{6}
m n o M N O 6
{7}
p q r
{8}
t
{9}
w x y z W X Y Z 9
{0}
Space
k l
(
)
; ,
– .
/
1
4
s P Q R S 7
u v T U V 8
0
{#} #
Note:
L To enter another character that is
located on the same dial key, first press
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Editing/correcting a mistake
Press {<} or {>} to move the cursor to the
character or number you want to erase,
then press {CLEAR}. Enter the
appropriate character or number.
Note:
L Press and hold {CLEAR} to erase all
characters or numbers.
Finding and calling a handset
phonebook item
Phonebook items can be searched for
alphabetically by scrolling through the
phonebook items or by initial.
Searching for a name alphabetically by
scrolling through all items
Key Character
{1}
{>} to move the cursor to the next
space.
1
2
{C} (right soft key) i {SEARCH}
3
Press {C} or {CALL} to dial the
phone number.
Press {^} or {V} to select the desired
item.
Searching for a name by initial
1
2
{C} (right soft key) i {SEARCH}
Press the dial key ({0} – {9}, or {#})
that corresponds to the first letter you
are searching for (see the character
table, page 32).
Example: “LISA”
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Phonebook
Press {5} repeatedly to display the first
phonebook entry starting with the initial
“L” and go to step 3.
L If there is no item corresponding to
the letter you selected, the next item
is displayed.
3
4
To change
the light-up
ID
*2 To turn the light-up
ID off, select “No
Light-upID”.
Press {V} to select the desired item.
Press {C} or {CALL} to dial the
phone number.
To change
the picture ID
(Colour
display
models only:
KXTGA591AL)
Editing items in the handset
phonebook
1
2
{C} (right soft key) i {SEARCH}
3
Select the information you want to edit.
Find the desired item (page 32). i
{EDIT}
To change
the name or
phone
number
Select the name or
phone number. i
{SELECT} i Edit
the information (page
32). i {OK}
To change
the ringer ID
Select the current
ringer ID. i
{SELECT} i
Select the desired
item.*1 i
{SELECT} i
Select the desired
ringer ID. i {OK}
Select the current
light-up ID. i
{SELECT} i
Select the desired
light-up ID.*2 i
{OK}
Select the current
picture ID. i
{SELECT} i
Select the desired
item.*3 i
{SELECT} i
Select the desired
picture ID. i {OK}
*3 To turn the picture
ID off, select “No
Picture ID”.
i {SELECT}
4
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Erasing an item in the handset
phonebook
1
2
3
4
{C} (right soft key) i {SEARCH}
Find the desired item (page 32).
{MENU} i “Erase” i {SELECT}
“Yes” i {SELECT} i {OFF}
*1 To turn the ringer
ID off, select “No
Ringer ID”. i
{SELECT}
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Phonebook
Chain dial
This feature allows you to dial phone
numbers in the handset phonebook while
you are on a call. This feature can be used,
for example, to dial a calling card access
number or bank account PIN that you have
stored in the handset phonebook, without
having to dial manually.
1
2
Find the desired item (page 32). i
{CALL}
Copying handset phonebook
items
You can copy one or all of the phonebook
items from the handset to the phonebook
of a compatible Panasonic handset (KXTGA590AL/KX-TGA591AL).
Important:
L Ringer ID and light-up ID for phonebook
items are not copied.
L Colour display models only (KXTGA591AL):
Picture ID for phonebook items is not
copied.
Copying an item
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5
“Copy” i {SELECT}
Select the handset to copy to. i
{SEND}
L To continue copying another item:
“Yes” i {SELECT} i Find the
desired handset phonebook item.
i {SEND}
Press {OFF} after the long beep.
During an outside call, press {C}.
Note:
L When storing a calling card access
number and your PIN in the phonebook
as one phonebook item, press {PAUSE}
to add pauses after the number and PIN
as necessary (page 24).
1
2
3
4
{C} (right soft key) i {SEARCH}
Find the desired item (page 32). i
{MENU}
Copying all items
1
2
3
4
{C} (right soft key)
5
Press {OFF} after the long beep.
{MENU}
“Copy all items” i {SELECT}
Select the handset to copy to. i
{SEND}
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Base Unit Speed Dialler
Base unit speed dialler
You can assign one phone number to each
of the 10 dial keys ({0} – {9}) on the base
unit.
Adding phone numbers to the
speed dialler
Important:
L Before adding phone numbers, make
sure the base unit is not being used.
1
2
3
4
{PROGRAM}
Enter the phone number (max. 32
digits).
L If a pause is required for dialling,
press {PAUSE} where needed.
L If you misdial, press {PROGRAM} 2
times and repeat from step 1.
{PROGRAM}
Press a dial key ({0} – {9}).
Note:
L If a phone number is assigned to a dial
key which already contains a phone
number, the old number will be erased.
L We recommend you make a note of
which phone numbers are stored in
which dial keys.
PAUSE button (for PBX/long distance
service users)
A pause is sometimes required when
making calls using a PBX or long distance
service.
For example, if you need to dial the line
access number “9” when making outside
calls with a PBX:
In step 2, press {9}, {PAUSE}, then enter
the phone number.
Note:
L A 3.5 second pause is inserted each
time {PAUSE} is pressed. Press
repeatedly to insert longer pauses.
To erase a stored phone number
1
2
Press {PROGRAM} 2 times.
Press the desired dial key ({0} – {9}).
Calling someone with the speed
dialler
1
2
{SP-PHONE} i {AUTO}
Press the desired dial key ({0} – {9}).
Note:
L Speed dial numbers assigned to the
base unit dial keys can only be dialled
from the base unit.
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Caller ID Service
Using Caller ID service
This unit is Caller ID compatible. To use
Caller ID features (such as displaying
caller phone numbers), you must
subscribe to Caller ID service. Consult
your service provider/telephone company
for details.
Caller ID features
When an outside call is being received, the
calling party’s telephone number is
displayed.
Telephone numbers for the last 50 callers
are logged in the caller list by the most
recent call to the oldest.
L Generally caller information is displayed
from the 2nd ring.
L If the unit cannot receive caller
information, the following is displayed:
– “Out of area”: The caller dialled
from an area which does not provide
Caller ID service.
– “Private caller”: The caller
requested not to send caller
information.
L If the unit is connected to a PBX system,
caller information may not be received
properly. Consult your PBX supplier.
L If the name display service is available in
your area, the display shows caller
names. For further information, please
contact your service provider/telephone
company.
Missed calls
If a call is not answered, the unit treats the
call as a missed call. “Missed call” is
displayed on the handset display. This lets
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you know if you should view the caller list
to see who called while you were out.
You can view the number of missed calls
by pressing {CID} (left soft key).
Note:
L If you press {CID}, then press {OFF}
without viewing all missed calls in the
caller list, “Missed call” disappears
from the display. When you receive
another new call, it is displayed again.
Phonebook name display
When caller information is received and it
matches a phone number stored in the
phonebook, the stored name is displayed
and logged in the caller list.
Call waiting and Caller ID
compatible
If you subscribe to Caller ID service, your
handset displays the 2nd caller’s
information while talking. After you hear a
call waiting tone, the caller’s phone
number will be displayed.
You can answer the 2nd call, keeping the
1st call on hold.
Follow your service provider/telephone
company instructions using {RECALL}.
L If the phone number is stored in the
phonebook with its name, the caller’s
name will also be displayed.
L Please contact your service provider/
telephone company for details and
availability in your area.
For Caller ID Type II users
When you receive a 2nd call during a
conversation, you will hear a signal tone
following the call waiting tone and the
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conversation will be interrupted or
muted for a short period of time. This is
not a fault of the product as these events
are normal.
L The tones are generated by your service
provider/telephone company.
Caller ID and Call Waiting with Caller ID
services.
L The announcement is heard at the ringer
volume (page 26, 45).
L This feature can be turned on or off
(page 45).
Talking Caller ID
Ringer ID
This feature lets you know who is calling
without looking at the display. When a call
comes in, the handset and base unit
announce the caller’s name displayed on
the handset following every ring.
To use this feature, you must subscribe to
Caller ID service of your telephone service
provider.
This feature can help you identify who is
calling by using different ringers for
different callers stored in the phonebook
(page 30). You can assign a different
ringer to each phonebook item. When a
call is received from a caller stored in the
phonebook, the assigned ringer rings after
Caller ID information is displayed.
L The ringer may be changed after the 2nd
ring.
Important:
L If Caller ID information is received and it
matches a phone number stored in the
phonebook or if the name display
service is available in your area, the
caller’s name is displayed and
announced.
L If the caller’s phone number is stored in
the phonebook of the extension number
1 handset, all handsets and the base
unit announce the name stored in that
phonebook following every ring.
L Name pronunciation may vary. This
feature may not pronounce all names
correctly.
L Caller ID supports names of up to 15
letters. If the caller’s name has more
than 15 letters, the name is not
displayed or announced correctly.
L When you receive a call while on the
phone, the 2nd caller’s name is not
announced even if you subscribe to both
Light-up ID
This feature can help you identify who is
calling by using different ringer indicator
colours for different callers stored in the
handset phonebook (page 30). You can
assign a different indicator colour to each
handset phonebook item. When a call is
received from a caller stored in the
handset phonebook, the assigned
indicator colour flashes after Caller ID
information is displayed.
L The indicator colour may be changed
after the 2nd ring.
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Caller ID Service
Picture ID (Colour display
models only)
Important:
L Only KX-TGA591AL support this
feature.
This feature can help you identify who is
calling by using different pictures for
different callers stored in the handset
phonebook (page 30). You can assign a
different picture to each phonebook item.
When a call is received from a caller stored
in the phonebook, the assigned picture is
displayed after Caller ID information is
displayed.
Note:
L You can also download original images
from your computer. Refer to the help
section of the GIGARANGE USB Utility
for details.
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Caller list
Important:
L Only 1 person can access the caller list
at a time.
Viewing the caller list and
calling back
1
2
3
{CID} (left soft key)
Press {V} to search from the most
recent call, or {^} to search from the
oldest call.
{C}
Note:
L If you do not want to dial the area codes
when making calls from the Caller ID list,
you can store the area codes which you
want the unit to delete automatically
(page 39).
L A “Q” is displayed in caller information
which has already been viewed or
answered by any handset.
L Monochrome display models only (KXTG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL):
If an arrow (>) is displayed after the
number, the whole phone number is not
shown. Press {>} to see the remaining
numbers. To return to the previous
display, press {<}.
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Caller ID Service
Storing your area code
We recommend storing your area code
before using Caller ID (page 36). Calls
from the same area will be recorded in the
caller list without the area code. You do not
have to remove it before calling back the
caller or storing in the phonebook.
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{2}{5}{5}
2
Enter your area code (max. 8 digits).
L To correct a digit, press {<} or {>} to
move the cursor, then press
{CLEAR}. Enter the correct number.
3
{SAVE} i {OFF}
To erase your area code
Press and hold {CLEAR} in step 2, press
{SAVE}, then press {OFF}.
Editing a caller’s phone number
before calling back
You can edit a phone number in the caller
list.
1
2
3
4
{CID} (left soft key)
Storing caller information into
the handset phonebook
1
2
3
{CID} (left soft key)
Select the desired item. i {MENU}
i “Save phonebook” i
{SELECT}
L To edit the information, perform step
3, “Editing items in the handset
phonebook”, page 33.
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Erasing selected caller
information
1
2
3
{CID} (left soft key)
Select the desired item.
{ERASE} i “Yes” i {SELECT}
i {OFF}
Erasing all caller information
1
2
{CID} (left soft key)
{ERASE} i “Yes” i {SELECT}
Select the desired item. i {EDIT}
Add or erase digits to the beginning of
the number as necessary.
L To add a digit, press the desired dial
key.
L To erase a digit, press {CLEAR}.
{C}
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Programming
Programmable settings
You can customise the unit by programming the following features using the handset. To
access the features, there are 2 methods:
– scrolling through the display menus (page 40)
– using the direct commands (page 44)
L Mainly the direct command method is used in these operating instructions.
L To change the base unit ringer volume and tone, see page 26.
Programming by scrolling through the display menus
1
2
{MENU} (middle soft key)
3
Press {^} or {V} to select the desired setting.
L This step may vary depending on the feature being programmed.
4
Press {^}, {V}, {<}, or {>} to select the desired menu. i {SELECT}
L If there are sub-menu(s), press {^} or {V} to select the desired item. i {SELECT}
Example: To access the handset ringer volume setting
Press {^}, {V}, {<}, or {>} to select (. i {SELECT}
Then press {^} or {V} to select “Ringer volume”. i {SELECT}
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Monochrome display models: KX-TG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL
L When you find “*1” or “*2” in the following table, refer to the note below.
*1 If you programme these settings using one of the handsets, you do not need to
programme the same item using another handset.
*2 Use either the handset or base unit to turn the dial lock on/off for all units at once (page
28).
Main menu
Voice Mail
40
Sub-menu 1
Sub-menu 2
*1
Page
Store VM access#
–
52
Message alert
–
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Programming
Main menu
Sub-menu 1
Sub-menu 2
Ringer setting
Ringer volume
(
Ringer tone
Tone & Melody
47
Custom ring
47
Custom ring
Record
47
List
48
–
–
–
30
–
23
Time adjustment
–
–
lock*2
–
28
Auto Intercom
–
55
Talking CallerID
–
37
Set area code
–
39
LCD contrast
–
–
Key tone
–
–
–
25
–
Phonebook
Date and time*1
*1
Initial setting
–
–
Ring colour
Set date & time
Page
Dial
Auto talk
Set base unit
Set tel line
Talking CallerID*1
Set dial mode
*1
Set recall time
Set line mode
Registration
Set date & time
Dial lock*2
–
–
*1
*1
–
–
HS registration
58
Deregistration
58
Date and time
*1
Time adjustment
Handset name
37
23
*1
–
–
49
–
28
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Programming
Colour display models: KX-TGA591AL
L When you find “*1” or “*2” in the following table, refer to the note below.
*1 If you programme these settings using one of the handsets, you do not need to
programme the same item using another handset.
*2 Use either the handset or base unit to turn the dial lock on/off for all units at once (page
28).
Main menu
Sub-menu 1
Sub-menu 2
*1
Page
Store VM access#
–
52
Message alert
–
53
Ringer setting
Ringer volume
–
–
(
Ringer tone
Voice Mail
Custom ring
Tone & Melody
47
Custom ring
47
Record
47
List
48
Memory status
–
Ring colour
Display setting
Wallpaper
Appearance
LCD contrast
Set date & time
*1
Date and time
*1
Time adjustment
42
50
–
Turn off
50
Set picture
50
Memory status
50
–
–
–
–
–
23
–
–
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Programming
Main menu
Initial setting
Sub-menu 1
*2
Sub-menu 2
Page
Dial lock
–
28
Auto Intercom
–
55
Talking CallerID
–
37
Set area code
–
39
Key tone
–
–
Auto talk
–
25
Set base unit
Talking CallerID
Set tel line
Set dial mode*1
Set recall time
Set line mode
Registration
Set date & time
Handset name
–
37
–
*1
*1
–
–
HS registration
58
Deregistration
58
Date and time
*1
Time adjustment
Dial lock*2
*1
23
*1
–
–
49
–
28
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Programming
Programming using the direct commands
1
2
3
4
{MENU} (middle soft key) i {#}
Enter the desired feature code.
Enter the desired setting code.
L This step may vary depending on the feature being programmed.
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Note:
L In the following table, < > indicates the default setting.
L If you make a mistake or enter the wrong code, press {OFF}, then start again from step
1.
Feature
Feature
code
Setting code
System
setting*1
Page
Auto talk*2
{2}{0}{0}
{1}: On {0}: <Off>
–
25
Auto Intercom
{2}{7}{3}
{1}: On(Ringer On)
{2}: On(Ringer Off)
{0}: <Off>
–
55
Custom ring
(Customised ringer tone
for handset)
{1}{6}{6}
–
47
–
Dial lock*3
{2}{5}{1}
r
–
Date and time
{1}{0}{1}
–
r
23
Deregistration
{1}{3}{1}
–
–
58
Handset name
{1}{0}{4}
–
–
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HS registration
(Handset registration)
{1}{3}{0}
–
–
58
Key tone*4
{1}{6}{5}
{1}: <On> {0}: Off
–
–
LCD contrast
(Display contrast)
{1}{4}{5}
{1}–{6}: Level 1–6 <3>
–
–
Message alert
{3}{4}{0}
{1}: On {0}: <Off>
–
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44
(page 28)
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Programming
Feature
Feature
code
Setting code
System
setting*1
Page
Ring colour
(Ringer indicator colour)
{2}{3}{5}
{1}: <Colour1>
{2}: Colour2
{3}: Colour3
{4}: Multicolour
–
–
Ringer tone
(Handset)
{1}{6}{1}
–
47
Ringer volume
(Handset)
{1}{6}{0}
{1}–{6}: Level 1–6 <6>
{0}: Off
–
–
Set area code
{2}{5}{5}
(page 39)
–
–
Set dial mode
{1}{2}{0}
(page 66)
r
–
Set line mode*5
{1}{2}{2}
{1}: A {2}: <B>
r
–
*6
Set recall time
{1}{2}{1}
{1}: 700 ms
{2}: 600 ms {3}: 400 ms
{4}: 300 ms {5}: 250 ms
{6}: 110 ms
{7}: <100 ms> {8}: 90 ms
r
–
Store VM access#
{3}{3}{1}
–
r
52
Talking CallerID
(Handset)
{1}{6}{2}
{1}: <On> {0}: Off
–
37
Talking CallerID
(Base unit)
{*}{1}{6}
{2}
{1}: <On> {0}: Off
r
37
Time adjustment*7
(Caller ID subscribers
only)
{2}{2}{6}
{1}: <Caller ID[auto]>
{2}: Manual
r
–
–
*1 If “System setting” column is checked, you do not need to programme the same item
using another handset.
*2 If you subscribe to Caller ID service and want to view the caller’s information after lifting
up the handset to answer a call, turn off this feature.
*3 Use either the handset or base unit to turn the dial lock on/off for all units at once (page
28).
*4 Turn this feature off if you prefer not to hear key tones while you are dialling or pressing
any keys, including confirmation tones and error tones.
*5 Generally, the line mode setting should not be adjusted. If S is not displayed or
the IN USE indicator on the base unit does not light properly when another phone
connected to the same line is in use, you need to change the line mode to “A”.
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Programming
*6 The recall time depends on your telephone exchange or host PBX. Consult your PBX
supplier if necessary.
You can access your service provider/telephone company “Call Waiting” service by
having the recall time set at 100 ms, and then follow your service provider/telephone
company “Call Waiting” instructions to operate this service.
*7 This feature allows the unit to automatically adjust the date and time setting when caller
information is received. To use this feature, set the date and time first.
Colour display models only: KX-TGA591AL
Feature
Feature
code
Setting code
Appearance
(Display colour)
{1}{8}{2}
{1}: <Colour1>
{2}: Colour2
{3}: Colour3
{4}: Colour4
{5}: Colour5
System
setting*1
Page
–
–
Memory status
{6}{7}{0}
–
–
50
Wallpaper
{1}{8}{1}
–
–
50
*1 If “System setting” column is checked, you do not need to programme the same item
using another handset.
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Programming
Customising handset
ringer tone and display
Handset ringer tone (for outside
calls)
You can change the ringer tone heard
when an outside call is received.
L You can record melodies for the handset
ringer tone from an audio device (page
47).
L Colour display models only (KXTGA591AL):
You can copy melodies (in WAV file
format using a computer) to be used for
the handset ringer tone. Refer to the
help section of the GIGARANGE USB
Utility application for more information.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{6}{1}
2
Select the desired item. i {SELECT}
Tone &
Melody
Custom
ring
3
Tones and melodies
stored in the handset
at the time of
purchase.
Melodies you stored in
the handset (page 47).
2 melodies are already
stored at the time of
purchase.
Note:
L If you select a melody for the handset
ringer tone, the ringer continues to
sound for several seconds if:
– the caller hangs up before you answer
the call.
– another person answers the call using
another phone connected to the same
line.
L The preset song “Demo1” in this product
is used with the permission of © 2005
Speed Crazy.
L The preset song “Demo2” in this product
is used with the permission of © 2005 MZoNE Co., Ltd.
Recording melodies from an
audio device for ringer tones
using the handset (“Custom
ring”)
You can record melodies (max. 30
seconds each) from an audio device by
connecting the included audio cable.
These melodies can be assigned as the
handset ringer tone (page 47, 48) and the
ringer ID (page 37) for phone numbers
stored in the handset phonebook.
Important:
L If a call is received while a melody is
being recorded or played back,
recording or playback stops
automatically. Disconnect the audio
cable from the handset to answer the
call.
Select the desired item. i {SAVE}
i {OFF}
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Programming
1
Connect the handset to the audio
device (such as a CD player or
computer) using the included audio
cable.
Audio device
Headphone
output, line
out, etc.
Example:
Assigning a customised ring to the
handset
Audio cable
L Handset shown is KX-TGA590AL.
2
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{6}{6}
3
4
5
6
“Record” i {SELECT}
7
8
Start playing the audio device.
Press {REC.} to start recording.
To stop recording, press {STOP}.
L To listen to the recording, select
“Playback”, then press {SELECT}.
L To re-record, select “Retry”, press
{SELECT}, then start from step 3.
“Save” i {SELECT}
Enter the desired name (max. 14
characters; page 32).
9 {SAVE} i {OFF}
10 Disconnect the audio cable from the
handset.
48
Note:
L Monochrome display models (KXTG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL):
The total recording time is about 90
seconds.
L Colour display models (KX-TGA591AL):
The total recording time is about 7
minutes. The recording time may
decrease depending on the size of
images and melodies already stored in
the handset.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{6}{6}
2
3
4
“List” i {SELECT}
Select the desired item. i {MENU}
“Set ringer tone” i {SELECT}
i {OFF}
Changing the name of a melody
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{6}{6}
2
3
4
5
“List” i {SELECT}
Select the desired item. i {MENU}
“Rename” i {SELECT}
Edit the name (max. 14 characters;
page 32). i {SAVE} i {OFF}
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Programming
Erasing a melody
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{6}{6}
2
3
4
5
“List” i {SELECT}
Select the desired item. i {MENU}
“Erase” i {SELECT}
“Yes” i {SELECT} i {OFF}
Note:
L If the erased melody was used for the
handset ringer tone (page 47), “Tone 1”
(default) is used instead of that melody.
L If the erased melody was assigned to
certain callers as ringer ID (page 37), the
ringer ID assignment is cancelled, and
the handset ringer tone (page 47) is
used instead of that song.
Changing handset name
Each handset can be given a customised
name (“Bob”, “Kitchen”, etc.), this is useful
when you make intercom calls between
handsets. The default setting is “Handset
1” to “Handset 8”.
You can also select whether or not the
handset name is displayed in standby
mode. The default setting is “Off”.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{0}{4}
2
Enter the desired name (max. 10
characters; page 32).
L If not required, go to step 3.
3
4
{OK}
Select the desired setting. i {SAVE}
i {OFF}
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Programming
Handset wallpaper (Colour
display models only)
You can select the “wallpaper” pattern
shown on the handset display in standby
mode. There are 3 preset patterns.
Important:
L Only KX-TGA591AL support this
feature.
L You can also download original images
from your computer. Refer to the help
section of the GIGARANGE USB Utility
for details.
with permission of © 2005 Digital
Archive Japan, Inc.
L The preset pattern “Wallpaper3” in this
product is used with permission of
© 2005 MIXA Co., Ltd.
Memory status (Colour display
models only)
Important:
L Only KX-TGA591AL support these
features.
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{8}{1}
2
“Set picture” i {SELECT}
L To turn this feature off, select “Turn
off”. i {SELECT} i {OFF}
You can confirm the amount of handset
memory used for your images and
melodies. The images and melodies are
stored in the same memory (in addition to
the preset images and melodies). A
maximum of 118 individual files can be
stored. The number of stored images and
melodies may decrease depending on the
size of each file, the number of files, etc.
3
Select the desired item. i {SELECT}
Memory usage
Handset
4
5
Sample
pictures
Images stored in the
handset at the time of
purchase.
My
pictures
Images you stored in
the handset using your
computer.
Select the desired image.
L To view the image list, press {LIST}.
To return to the image view, press
{VIEW}.
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Note:
L The preset patterns “Wallpaper1” and
“Wallpaper2” in this product are used
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File type
Quantity
Memory
used
Image
(wallpaper)
1 image
about 2 %
Image
(Picture ID)
3 images
about 1 %
Melody
30 seconds
about 8 %
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Programming
Viewing the handset memory status
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{6}{7}{0}
2
When finished, press {OFF}.
Erasing melodies and images
ringer ID assignment is cancelled, and
the handset ringer tone (page 47) is
used instead of that song.
L If the erased image was selected for the
wallpaper, the sample picture
“Wallpaper1” is used instead of that
image.
L If the erased image was assigned to
handset phonebook items, the picture ID
assignment is cancelled.
Handset
1
2
3
4
5
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{6}{7}{0}
{MENU}
Select the desired option.
To erase
only one
melody
“1 Custom ring” i
{SELECT} i Select
the desired item. i
{ERASE}
To erase
only one
image
“1 picture” i
{SELECT} i Select
the desired item. i
{ERASE}
To erase all
melodies
“All Custom ring”
i {SELECT}
To erase all
images
“All pictures” i
{SELECT}
“Yes” i {SELECT}
When finished, press {OFF}.
Note:
L If the erased melody was used for the
handset ringer tone (page 47), “Tone 1”
(default) is used instead of that melody.
L If the erased melody was assigned to
certain callers as ringer ID (page 37), the
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Voice Mail Service
telephone service provider for the
required pause time.
Example:
Using Voice Mail service
Voice Mail is an automatic answering
service offered by your telephone service
provider. After you subscribe to this
service, the telephone service provider’s
Voice Mail system will answer calls for you
when you are unavailable to answer the
phone or when your line is busy.
Messages are recorded by the telephone
service provider, not your telephone.
1-222-333-4444
VM access
number
PPPP
Pauses
8888
Password
To erase the Voice Mail access number
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{3}{3}{1}
Important:
L Please contact your telephone service
provider for details and availability of this
service in your area.
2
Press and hold {CLEAR} until all digits
are erased.
Storing the Voice Mail (VM)
access number
Listening to Voice Mail
messages
In order to listen to your Voice Mail
messages, you must dial your service
provider/telephone company’s Voice Mail
access number. Once you have stored
your Voice Mail access number, you can
dial it automatically (page 52).
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{3}{3}{1}
2
Enter your access number (max. 32
digits). i {SAVE} i {OFF}
Note:
L When storing your Voice Mail access
number and your mailbox password,
press {PAUSE} to add pauses (page
24) between the access number and the
password as necessary. Consult your
52
3
{SAVE} i {OFF}
The unit lets you know that you have new
Voice Mail messages in the following
ways:
– “New Voice Mail” is displayed on the
handset.
– The message indicator on the handset
slowly flashes blue if the message alert
feature is turned on (page 53).
Handset
1
Press {C}, then press {VM} within 15
seconds.
L If {VM} is not displayed, the Voice
Mail access number has not been
stored. Store the number (page 52).
OR
L {MENU} (middle soft key) i {VM}
2
Follow the prerecorded instructions.
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3
Press {OFF} when finished.
Note:
L If the handset still indicates there are
new messages even after you have
listened to all new messages, turn it off
by pressing and holding {OFF} on the
handset until the handset beeps.
Message alert
Message alert controls the message
indicator on the handset once it turns on,
message indicator slowly flashes blue
when there are new recorded messages in
the Voice Mail system. The default setting
is “Off”.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{3}{4}{0}
2
Select the desired setting. i {SAVE}
i {OFF}
Note:
L While message alert feature is on,
battery operating time is shortened
(page 16).
L If you have new messages and
message alert feature is on, the
message indicator does not indicate
battery charge status (page 15). The
indicator slowly flashes blue until you
listen to all new messages.
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Multi-unit Operation
Intercom
Intercom calls can be made:
– between the handset and base unit
– between handsets
Note:
L If you receive an outside call while
talking on the intercom, you hear 2
tones. To answer the call with the
handset, press {OFF}, then press {C}.
To answer the call with the base unit,
press {SP-PHONE} 2 times.
L You can locate a misplaced handset by
paging it (handset locator).
Making an intercom call
Handset
1
2
3
{INTERCOM}
Select the desired unit. i {CALL}
L The destination unit beeps for 1
minute.
L To stop paging, press {OFF}.
When you finish talking, press {OFF}.
Note:
L If a USB adaptor (KX-TGA595AL) is
registered to the base unit, its extension
number is not displayed on the handset.
L If a cordless camera (KX-TGA593AL) is
registered to the base unit, its extension
number is not displayed on the
monochrome display models (KXTG5961AL/KX-TGA590AL).
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Base unit
1
2
3
{INTERCOM}
To page a specified handset, enter its
extension number ({1} – {8}).
To page all handsets, press {0}.
L The destination unit(s) beeps for 1
minute.
L To stop paging, press {INTERCOM}.
When you finish talking, press {SPPHONE}.
Answering an intercom call
Handset
1
2
Press {C} or {s} to answer the page.
When you finish talking, press {OFF}.
Base unit
1
Press {SP-PHONE} or {INTERCOM}
to answer the page.
2
When you finish talking, press {SPPHONE}.
Note for handset and base unit:
L When the ringer volume is set to off, the
handset or the base unit rings at the low
level for intercom calls.
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Multi-unit Operation
Auto intercom/Room monitor
This feature allows you to:
– answer an intercom call without pressing
any buttons on the handset.
– listen to the sound in a room where the
handset is located.
Turning auto intercom on/off
“Off” (Default): Turns this feature off.
“On(Ringer On)”: When an intercom call
is received, the handset rings 2 times then
the speakerphone is automatically turned
on.
“On(Ringer Off)”: When an intercom
call is received, the handset does not ring
and the speakerphone is automatically
turned on. This allows you to easily
monitor a baby’s room, for example, from
different areas of the house.
Handset
L To switch to the receiver, press {C}.
2
To end the intercom, press {OFF}.
Note:
L Auto intercom cannot be used when:
– all handsets are being paged by the
base unit.
– your handset is receiving a transferred
outside call.
Monitoring audio in a room
With a handset or the base unit, you can
listen to the sound in a room where
another handset is located.
Important:
L Before using this feature, set auto
intercom of the destination handset to
“On(Ringer Off)” to allow access by
other handsets.
Handset
1
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{2}{7}{3}
1
Call the destination handset (page 54).
L You can listen to the audio.
2
3
Select the desired setting.
2
To mute your sound output, press
{MUTE} if necessary.
3
Press {OFF} to stop monitoring.
{SAVE} i {OFF}
Note:
L This feature cannot be used when the
base unit is paging all handsets, or when
receiving a transferred call.
Answering an intercom call using auto
intercom
Handset
1
Base unit
1
Call the destination handset (page 54).
L You can listen to the audio.
2
To mute your sound output, press
{MUTE} if necessary.
3
Press {INTERCOM} to stop monitoring.
When you are paged by the base unit or
another handset, speak into the
microphone.
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Multi-unit Operation
Transferring calls
Outside calls can be transferred between
the handset and base unit, and between 2
handsets.
Handset
1
During an outside call, press
{INTERCOM} to put the call on hold.
2
3
Select the desired unit. i {CALL}
4
To complete the transfer, press {OFF}.
L The outside call is being routed to the
unit.
Wait for the paged party to answer.
L If the paged party does not answer,
press {C} to return to the outside
call.
Base unit
1
During an outside call, press
{INTERCOM} to put the call on hold.
2
To page a specified handset, enter its
extension number ({1} – {8}).
To page all handsets, press {0}.
L Even if you call all handsets, only the
handset user who answers first can
take the transferred call.
3
Wait for the paged party to answer.
L If the paged party does not answer,
press {INTERCOM} to return to the
outside call.
4
To complete the transfer, press {SPPHONE}.
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L The outside call is being routed to the
handset.
Answering transferred calls
Handset
Press {C} to answer the page.
Base unit
Press {SP-PHONE} to answer the page.
Note for handset and base unit:
L After the paging party disconnects, you
can talk to the outside caller.
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Multi-unit Operation
Conference calls
The handset and base unit, or 2 handsets
can have a conference call with an outside
party.
Handset
1
During an outside call, press
{INTERCOM} to put the call on hold.
2
3
4
Select the desired unit. i {CALL}
Note for handset and base unit:
L One more extension can join a
conference call. To join the conference
call using the handset, press {C}. To
join using the base unit, press {SPPHONE}. A maximum of 4 parties can
join a conference call.
Wait for the paged party to answer.
When the paged party answers, press
{CONF} to make a conference call.
L To leave the conference, press
{OFF}. The other parties can
continue the conversation.
L To put the outside call on hold, press
{HOLD}. To resume the conference,
press {CONF}.
Base unit
1
During an outside call, press
{INTERCOM} to put the call on hold.
2
To page a specified handset, enter its
extension number ({1} – {8}).
To page all handsets, press {0}.
3
4
Wait for the paged party to answer.
When the paged party answers, press
{CONF} to make a conference call.
L To leave the conference, press {SPPHONE}. The other parties can
continue the conversation.
L To put the outside call on hold, press
{HOLD}. To resume the conference,
press {CONF}.
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Multi-unit Operation
Registering a handset
The included handset and base unit are
preregistered. If for some reason the
handset is not registered to the base unit,
register the handset.
Important:
L If you have already deregistered the
handset, perform steps 2 and 3 only.
1
Handset:
{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{3}{0}
2
Base unit:
Press and hold {INTERCOM} until the
IN USE indicator flashes.
L After the IN USE indicator starts
flashing, the rest of the procedure
must be completed within 90
seconds.
3
Handset:
Press {OK}, then wait until a beep
sounds.
Registering an additional handset
See page 6 for information on the available
models and extension numbers.
Start from step 2.
Deregistering a handset
Handset
1
2
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{MENU} (middle soft key) i
{#}{1}{3}{1}
{3}{3}{5} i {OK}
Deregistering other devices
The base unit can cancel the registration
of a registered device (KX-TGA593AL/KXTGA595AL, page 6).
Deregistering the cordless camera (KXTGA593AL)
Important:
L Before deregistering, confirm the
cordless camera’s extension number
(colour display models only: KXTGA591AL).
Press {INTERCOM} on the handset to
display its extension.
Base unit
1
Press and hold {INTERCOM} until the
IN USE indicator flashes.
2
Press and hold the cordless camera’s
extension number ({1} – {8}) until a
beep sounds.
Deregistering the USB adaptor (KXTGA595AL)
Base unit
1
Press and hold {INTERCOM} until the
IN USE indicator flashes.
2
Press and hold {*} until a beep
sounds.
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Useful Information
Wall mounting
1
Tuck the telephone line cord inside the wall-mounting adaptor (A).
Connect the AC adaptor and telephone line cord to the base unit (B).
2
Insert the hooks on the wall-mounting adaptor into the holes (1) and (2) on the base
unit.
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Useful Information
3
Adjust the adaptor to hold the base unit, then push it in the direction of the arrow until
it clicks into place.
4
Drive the screws (not included) into the wall using the wall-mount template (see below)
as a guide. Mount the unit and slide it down into position. Connect the AC adaptor and
telephone line cord to their respective outlets.
Raise the antennas.
Screws
83 mm
(230-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz)
To socket
Wall mount template for the base unit
83 mm
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Useful Information
To remove the wall-mounting adaptor
While pushing down the release levers (A), remove the adaptor (B).
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Useful Information
Additional accessories
Headset (optional)
Connecting a headset to the handset
allows hands-free phone conversations.
We recommend using the Panasonic
headset noted on page 9.
L Headset shown is KX-TCA86AL.
L Handset shown is KX-TGA590AL.
Note:
L Only telecommunications compliance
labelled headsets should be plugged
into the headset jack on the handset.
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Belt clip (optional)
By purchasing the optional belt clip (page
9), you can hang the handset on your belt
or pocket.
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Useful Information
Error messages
If the unit detects a problem, one of the following messages is shown on the display.
Display message
Cause/solution
Busy
L The called handset or base unit is in use.
L Privacy mode is on for the call you tried to join (page
28).
L Other units are in use and the system is busy. Try again
later.
Dial locked
L Dial lock is turned on. To turn it off, see page 29.
Error!!
L The handset’s registration has failed. Move the handset
and base unit away from all electrical appliances and try
again.
L 8 handsets have already been registered to the base
unit. A previously deregistered handset number may
still be retained in the base unit. To register an
additional handset, erase the unnecessary handset
number using the base unit:
Press and hold {INTERCOM} until the IN USE indicator
flashes. i Press and hold the handset’s extension
number ({1} – {8}) that you want to cancel/delete from
the base unit until a beep sounds.
L The entered password was wrong in programming dial
lock. Enter the correct password.
Failed
L The handset you tried to copy phonebook items to is in
use.
L The handset you tried to copy phonebook items to is out
of area.
Incomplete
L The destination handset’s phonebook memory is full.
Erase unnecessary items from the destination
handset’s phonebook (page 33).
Invalid.
Please register
to the base unit
L The handset is not registered to the base unit. Register
the handset (page 58).
No items stored
L Your phonebook or redial list is empty.
L Colour display models only (KX-TGA591AL):
“My pictures” is empty.
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Useful Information
Display message
Cause/solution
No link to base.
Move closer to
base, try again.
L The handset has lost communication with the base unit.
Move closer to the base unit, and try again.
L Confirm that the base unit’s AC adaptor is plugged in.
L Raise the base unit antennas.
L The handset’s registration may have been cancelled.
Re-register the handset (page 58).
Phonebook
Memory full
L There is no space to store new items in the phonebook.
Erase unnecessary items (page 33).
Please lift up
and try again.
L A handset button was pressed while the handset was
on the base unit or charger. Lift the handset and press
the button again.
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Useful Information
Troubleshooting
General use
Problem
Cause/solution
The unit does not work.
L Make sure the battery is installed correctly and fully
charged (page 15).
L Check the connections (page 14).
L Unplug the base unit’s AC adaptor to reset the unit.
Reconnect the adaptor and try again.
L The handset has not been registered to the base unit.
Register the handset (page 58).
I cannot hear a dial tone.
L Confirm the telephone line cord is properly connected
(page 14).
L Disconnect the unit from the telephone line and connect
a known working telephone. If the working telephone
operates properly, contact our service personnel to
have the unit repaired. If the working telephone does
not operate properly, contact your service provider/
telephone company.
Programmable settings
Problem
Cause/solution
While programming, the
handset starts to ring.
L A call is being received. Answer the call and start again
after hanging up.
Battery recharge
Problem
Cause/solution
I fully charged the battery,
but 3 continues to
flash, or 4 is
displayed.
L Clean the charge contacts and charge again (page 15).
L The battery may need to be replaced with a new one
(page 15).
The handset display is
blank.
L Confirm that the battery is properly installed.
L Fully charge the battery (page 15).
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Useful Information
Making/answering calls, intercom
Problem
Cause/solution
w is displayed, but I
cannot make a call.
L The handset and base unit could not communicate for
some reason, such as interference from other electrical
appliances. Perform the following:
– Move the handset and base unit away from other
electrical appliances.
– Move closer to the base unit.
– Raise the base unit antennas.
Static is heard, sound
cuts in and out.
Interference from other
electrical units.
L Move the handset and base unit away from other
electrical appliances.
L Move closer to the base unit.
L Raise the base unit antennas.
L Turn on the clarity booster feature (page 27).
L If your unit is connected to a telephone line with ADSL
service, we recommend connecting a noise filter
between the base unit and the telephone line socket.
Contact your ADSL provider for details.
The handset and base
unit do not ring.
L The ringer volume is turned off. Adjust it (page 26, 45).
I cannot make a call.
L The base unit or another handset is in use. Try again
later.
L Dial lock is turned on. To turn it off, see page 28.
L If the above remedies do not solve the problem, set the
dialling mode. Press {MENU} {#} {1} {2} {0} {Save}
{OFF}.
L The unit is not designed to be used with rotary (pulse
dialling) services.
I cannot redial by
pressing {REDIAL}.
L If the last number dialled was more than 48 digits long,
the number will not be redialled correctly. Dial the
number manually.
L Dial lock is turned on. To turn it off, see page 28.
I cannot have a
conversation using the
headset.
L Make sure that an optional headset is connected
properly (page 62).
L We recommend using the Panasonic headset noted on
page 9.
I cannot page the
handset or base unit.
L The called handset is too far from the base unit.
L The called unit is in use. Try again later.
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Useful Information
Problem
Cause/solution
I cannot turn the clarity
booster on.
L Another handset is already using this feature.
Caller ID
Problem
Cause/solution
The handset does not
display the caller’s phone
number.
L You have not subscribed to Caller ID service. Contact
your telephone service provider/telephone company to
subscribe.
L If your unit is connected to any additional telephone
equipment such as a Caller ID box or cordless
telephone jack, disconnect the unit from the equipment
and plug the unit directly into the wall jack.
L If your unit is connected to a telephone line with ADSL
service, we recommend connecting a noise filter
between the base unit and the telephone line socket.
Contact your ADSL provider for details.
L Other telephone equipment may be interfering with this
unit. Disconnect the other equipment and try again.
L The caller requested not to send caller information
(page 36).
L If a call is being transferred to you, the caller information
is not displayed.
L Generally, caller information is displayed from the 2nd
ring.
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Useful Information
Instructions to customer
Installation
Attached to this apparatus is an approval label. This label is evidence that it is a “Permitted
Attachment” which has been authorised to be connected to your telephone service.
Conditions relating to connection and operation of this Permitted Attachment are
contained in Telecommunications General By-Law 220 (5).
You are authorised to install this Permitted Attachment yourself by plugging it into the line
socket of any regular telephone. You may connect it in place of your existing telephone or
to any spare telephone socket installed in your premises.
To disconnect your existing telephone you must first remove its plug from the line socket.
You can then insert the plug of your Permitted Attachment into the socket and use your
equipment.
If the plug of your existing telephone cannot be readily removed, you will have to remove
the screw securing it. To do this proceed as follows:
1. Loosen screw “A” sufficiently to remove the socket cover. (See Fig. 1.)
2. Remove screw “B” and withdraw the plug. (See Fig. 2.)
3. Replace screw “B”. (See Fig. 3.) Ensure that it screws completely into the socket
recess. (If the screw is too long, increase the hole depth or replace the screw with one
5 mm shorter.)
4. Replace socket cover and tighten screw “A”. (See Fig. 4.)
SOCKET
PLUG
SCREW
“B”
SCREW “A”
Fig. 2
Fig. 1
TELEPHONE CORD
Connect to the PLUG
as shown in Fig. 1.
(
)
SCREW “A”
SCREW “B”
SOCKET
Fig. 3
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Useful Information
If you are satisfied with the operation of your telephone service after plugging in your
Permitted Attachment, your installation is completed.
You will be unable to connect this Permitted Attachment if your telephone service consists
only of a wall phone or an old style telephone which is not connected by means of a
modern plug and socket. In such cases a new socket will need to be installed.
Should the Permitted Attachment not operate when plugged into a socket, it is either faulty
or unsuitable for operation with your telephone service. It should be returned to the store
where purchased or an Authorised Service Centre.
Service difficulties
If at any time a fault occurs on your telephone service, carry out the following checks
before you call for service:
L Disconnect the Permitted Attachment and try using the service with the normal
telephone.
L If the telephone service then operates satisfactorily, the fault is in your Permitted
Attachment. Leave the Permitted Attachment disconnected and report the fault to its
supplier or agent to arrange for repair.
L If when using the telephone the service is still faulty, report the fault to “Service
Difficulties and Faults” for attention.
You are required to keep this Permitted Attachment in good working order while it is
connected to your telephone service. Its construction or internal circuit must not be
modified in any way without permission.
WARNING:
This cordless telephone system does not incorporate provision for secrecy of
conversations. Appropriately tuned radio equipment and other cordless telephone
systems in close proximity may be used by a third party to monitor and possibly interrupt
conversations in progress when this system is on radio operation.
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Useful Information
Specifications
General
Operating environment
5 °C – 40 °C (41 °F – 104 °F)
Frequency
5.76 GHz – 5.84 GHz
Base unit
Dimensions
Approx. height 55 mm x width 230 mm x depth 140 mm
(25/32 inches x 91/16 inches x 51/2 inches)
Mass (Weight)
Approx. 410 g (0.90 lb.)
Power consumption
Standby: Approx. 2.5 W
Maximum: Approx. 6.4 W
Power output
200 mW (max.)
Power supply
AC adaptor (230–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz)
Handset
Dimensions
Approx. height 156 mm x width 49 mm x depth 35 mm
(61/8 inches x 115/16 inches x 13/8 inches)
Mass (Weight)
Approx. 150 g (0.33 lb.)
Power output
200 mW (max.)
Power supply
Ni-MH battery (2.4 V, 830 mAh)
Note:
L Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
L The illustrations in these instructions may vary slightly from the actual product.
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Index
Index
A Answering calls: 25
Appearance (display colour): 46
Area code: 39
Audio cable: 47
Auto intercom: 55
Auto talk: 25
B Battery
Charge: 15
Installation: 15
Level: 16
Performance: 16
Replacement: 15
Belt clip: 9, 62
Booster (Clarity booster): 27
C Call share: 28
Call waiting and Caller ID compatible:
36
Caller ID service: 36
Caller list
Calling back: 38
Editing: 39
Erasing: 39
Storing: 39
Viewing: 38
Chain dial: 34
CID (Caller ID): 36
Conference calls: 57
Connections: 14
Custom ring: 47
D Date and time: 23
Deregistration: 58, 63
Dial lock: 28
Display
Contrast: 44
E Error messages: 63
F Four way conference: 28, 57
H Handset locator: 54
I
J
K
L
M
N
P
R
S
T
Handset name: 49
Headset, optional: 62
Hold: 26
Installation
Base unit: 14
Handset: 15
Intercom: 54
Joystick: 5
Key tone: 44
Light-up ID: 37
Line mode: 45
Making calls: 24
Memory status (images and melodies):
50
Message alert: 53
Missed calls: 36
Mute: 27
Navigator key: 5
Pause: 24, 35
Phonebook: 30
Phonebook copy: 34
Picture ID: 38
Power failure: 14
Recall: 27, 45
Redial list: 24
Registration: 58
Ring colour: 45
Ringer ID: 37
Ringer off
Base unit: 26
Handset: 25, 45
Ringer tone
Base unit: 26
Handset: 45
Room monitor: 55
Speed dialler: 35
SP-phone: 24
Time adjustment: 45
Transferring calls: 56
Troubleshooting: 65
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Index
U USB adaptor: 6
USB cable: 9
V VE (Voice Enhancer): 27
Voice Mail access number: 52
Volume
Base unit ringer: 26
Base unit speaker: 25
Handset receiver: 24
Handset ringer: 45
Handset speaker: 24
W Wall mounting: 59
Wallpaper: 50
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Notes
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Customer Support Centre Tel. No.: 132600 or website www.panasonic.com.au
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Sales Department:
Panasonic Australia Pty. Limited
Austlink Corporate Park, 1 Garigal Road, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia
Manufacturer:
Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd.
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Copyright:
This material is copyrighted by Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd., and may be
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