Model 28165 DECT 6.0
2-Line, Cordless Handset
Speakerphone/
Answering System
User’s Guide
Your new GE telephone system is EXPANDABLE up to a total of 6 handsets
(by purchase of optional Model 28166 handset with charge cradle)
Equipment Approval Information
Your telephone equipment is approved for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network and
is in compliance with parts 15 and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations and the Technical Requirements for
Telephone Terminal Equipment published by ACTA.
1 Notification to the Local Telephone Company
On the bottom of this equipment is a label indicating, among other information, the US number and Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment. You must, upon request, provide this information to your
telephone company.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your telephone line and still
have all of these devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most (but not all) areas, the sum of
the RENs of all devices connected to one line should not exceed 5. To be certain of the number of devices
you may connect to your line as determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone company.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must
comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A compliant
telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be connected to a
compatible modular jack that is also compliant. See installation instructions for details.
Notes
•This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company.
•Party lines are subject to state tariffs, and therefore, you may not be able to use your own telephone
equipment if you are on a party line. Check with your local telephone company.
• Notice must be given to the telephone company upon permanent disconnection of your telephone
from your line.
• If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the
installation of this product does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what
will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
US Number is located on the cabinet bottom.
REN Number is located on the cabinet bottom.
2 Rights of the Telephone Company
Should your equipment cause trouble on your line which may harm the telephone network, the telephone
company shall, where practicable, notify you that temporary discontinuance of service may be required.
Where prior notice is not practicable and the circumstances warrant such action, the telephone company
may temporarily discontinue service immediately. In case of such temporary discontinuance, the telephone
company must: (1) promptly notify you of such temporary discontinuance; (2) afford you the opportunity to
correct the situation; and (3) inform you of your right to bring a complaint to the Commission pursuant to
procedures set forth in Subpart E of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment, operations or
procedures where such action is required in the operation of its business and not inconsistent with FCC
Rules and Regulations. If these changes are expected to affect the use or performance of your telephone
equipment, the telephone company must give you adequate notice, in writing, to allow you to maintain
uninterrupted service.
Interference Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference; and (2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
Privacy of Communications may not be ensured when using this product.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for radio or television that is “receiving”
the interference).
•Reorient or relocate and increase the separation between the telecommunications equipment and
receiving antenna.
•Connect the telecommunications equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiving antenna is connected.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal Communications Commission has
prepared a helpful booklet, “How To Identify and Resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems.” This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Please specify stock number
004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies.
Notice: The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
This telephone system meets FCC standards for Hearing Aid Compatibility.
Licensing
Licensed under US Patent 6,427,009.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the
radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
For body worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when
used with the belt clip supplied with this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance
with FCC RF exposure guidelines.
Information for DECT Product
This telephone is compliant with the DECT 6.0 standard which operates in the 1.92GHz to
1.93GHz frequency range.
Table of Contents
Equipment Approval Information. .......................2
Interference Information......................................3
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC).........................3
Licensing..................................................................3
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement. ............4
Information for DECT Product..........................4
Introduction............................................................7
Before You Begin...................................................8
Parts Checklist..................................................8
Telephone Jack Requirements.........................8
Installation..............................................................9
Digital Security System....................................9
Important Installation Guidelines..................9
Handset Layout................................................... 10
Base Layout.......................................................... 11
Installing the Phone........................................... 12
Installing the Handset Battery...................12
Installing the Base Station. ......................... 13
Installing the Backup Batteries on Base
Unit.............................................................. 13
Connecting the Base Station..................13
Wall Mounting the Base. .......................14
Base Speakerphone Set Up................................14
Speakerphone Volume. ............................. 14
Using the Soft Keys................................. 14
Turning the Answerer(s) On or Off. .... 14
Base Voice/Display Prompt Language........ 15
Base Name. ......................................................15
Base Date/Time...............................................16
Set Date/Time.......................................16
Time Format........................................... 16
Date Format.......................................... 16
Tone/Pulse......................................................17
Base - Set Local Area Codes. ..................... 17
Base Ringers. ..................................................17
Base Ringer Volume.................................. 18
Base Ringer Tone...................................... 18
Base VIP Melody Tone.............................18
Base Key Tone............................................ 19
Answerer Setup................................................... 19
Answer ON/OFF.................................19
Outgoing Announcement......................... 20
Reviewing the Outgoing
Announcement...................................... 20
Recording the Outgoing
Announcement...................................... 20
Changing the Outgoing
Announcement...................................... 20
Base Rings To Answer............................. 21
Security Code. ........................................... 21
Forwarding Messages..............................21
Set Forwarding Messages. ................ 21
Forwarding Messages ON/OFF.......22
View Unit ID......................................... 22
Number of Retries............................... 22
Handset Telephone Set Up................................23
Using the Soft Keys................................. 23
Handset Display Prompt Language. ........... 23
Messages.......................................................... 23
Caller ID.......................................................... 24
Receiving Caller ID................................... 24
Delete Caller ID........................................24
Storing Caller ID...................................... 24
Handset Ringers............................................. 25
Handset Ringer Volume........................... 25
Handset Ringer Tone. .............................. 25
Handset VIP Melody................................26
Handset Key Tone.....................................26
Handset Registration....................................26
Handset Name................................................. 27
Handset Date/Time. .......................................27
Set Date/Time.......................................27
Time Format........................................... 28
Date Format.......................................... 28
Language..........................................................28
Room Monitor................................................ 28
Handset - Setting Local Area Codes........ 29
Basic Operation................................................... 29
Charge/In Use Indicator............................... 29
Answering a Call...........................................29
Making a Call................................................. 29
Flash................................................................. 30
Number Redial................................................ 30
Volume. ............................................................ 30
Table of Contents
Base Speakerphone ............................. 30
Cordless Handset................................30
Mute. ................................................................30
Hold. ................................................................ 31
Global De-registration................................. 31
Room Monitor................................................ 32
Call Transfer. ................................................ 32
Push to Talk....................................................33
Intercom Operation.............................................33
Making an Intercom Call ...................... 33
Receiving an Intercom Call..................... 34
Advanced Intercom Features. ................. 34
Receiving an Incoming Call During an
Intercom Call.......................................34
Using Intercom with External Telephone
Calls............................................................ 34
Caller ID (CID).................................................... 36
Call Waiting Caller ID.................................36
Receiving CID Records. ................................ 36
Storing CID Records (In CID Memory)...... 37
Reviewing Call Records. ..............................37
Dialing a Caller ID Number. .......................37
Storing CID Records in Internal Memory38
Deleting CID Records...................................39
Memory.................................................................. 39
Storing a Name and Number in Memory.... 39
Storing the Last Number Dialed................. 40
Inserting a Pause in the Dialing Sequence40
Reviewing a Stored Number......................... 40
Changing a Stored Number. ........................ 41
Deleting Records Stored in Memory. ........ 41
Dialing a Number from Memory.................. 41
Transferring Memory......................................... 42
Answering System Operation............................43
Handset Messages Indicator........................ 43
Screening Calls from the Base...................43
Message Playback. ......................................... 43
Base Unit...............................................43
Handset.................................................44
Memory Full...................................................44
Erasing Messages...................................... 44
Leaving a Memo..............................................45
Base Unit...............................................45
Remote Access. .................................................... 45
Belt Clip and Optional Headset.......................46
Connecting the Belt Clip..............................46
Connecting an Optional Headset to the
Handset............................................................ 46
Changing the Battery......................................... 47
Battery Safety Precautions...............................47
Display Messages.................................................48
Handset Sound Signals.....................................48
Troubleshooting Guide...................................... 49
Caller ID Solutions................................. 49
Telephone Solutions.................................49
Battery Solutions..................................... 50
Answering System Solutions.......................51
General Product Care.......................................52
Causes of Poor Reception.................................52
Warranty Assistance.......................................... 53
Limited Warranty................................................ 54
Accessory Information....................................... 56
Index...................................................................... 57
Introduction
CAUTION: When using telephone equipment, there are basic
safety instructions that should always be followed. Refer to the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS provided with this product and
save them for future reference.
IMPORTANT: Because cordless phones operate on electricity, you
should have at least one phone in your home that isn’t cordless, in
case the power in your home goes out.
Before You Begin
Parts Checklist
Make sure your package includes the items shown here.
Base
Battery
compartment
door
Handset
battery
AC power
adaptor
Handset
Belt clip
2 Telephone
line cords
Wall mount
bracket
For Model 28165xx2 there will be ONE additional handset, charge cradle, belt clip, battery
pack and cover than shown above.
For Model 28165xx3 there will be TWO additional handsets, charge cradles, belt clips,
battery packs and covers than shown above.
For Model 28165xx4 there will be THREE additional handsets, charge cradles, belt clips,
battery packs and covers than shown above.
For Model 28165xx5 there will be FOUR additional handsets, charge cradles, belt clips,
battery packs and covers than shown above.
For Model 28165xx6 there will be FIVE additional handsets, charge cradles, belt clips,
battery packs and covers than shown above.
Telephone Jack Requirements
To use this phone, you need two RJ11C type modular telephone
jacks (one for each Line 1 and Line 2), which might look like the
one pictured here, installed in your home OR a RJ14 type modular
jack. If you need a modular jack, call your local phone company
to find out how to get one installed.
Wall plate
Modular
telephone
line jack
Installation
Digital Security System
Your cordless phone uses a digital security system to protect against false ringing,
unauthorized access, and charges to your phone line.
INSTALLATION NOTE: Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies
that may cause or receive interference with nearby TVs, microwave
ovens, and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the base
of the cordless telephone should not be placed near or on top of a TV,
microwave ovens, or VCR. If such interference continues, move the
cordless telephone farther away from these appliances.
Certain other communications devices may also use the 1.9 GHz
frequency for communication, and, if not properly set, these devices
may interfere with each other and/or your new telephone. If you are
concerned with interference, please refer to the owner’s manual for
these devices on how to properly set channels to avoid interference.
Typical devices that may use the 1.9 GHz frequency for communication
include wireless audio/video senders, wireless computer networks,
multi-handset cordless telephone systems, and some long-range
cordless telephone systems.
Important Installation Guidelines
• Avoid sources of noise and heat, such as motors, fluorescent lighting, microwave
ovens, heating appliances and direct sunlight.
• Avoid areas of excessive dust, moisture and low temperature.
• Avoid other cordless telephones or personal computers.
• Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
• Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed
for wet locations.
• Never touch non-insulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the telephone line has
been disconnected at the network interface.
• Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
Handset Layout
VOLUME 5/6
(volume +/- button)
Visual message
waiting indicator
earpiece
display
CID/VOL
5/6
(caller ID/
volume
+/- button)
Soft Key Left
(SKL) button
PUSH
TO
TALK
(button)
Soft Key
Right
(SKR)
button
LINE 1
(button)
LINE 2
(button)
END/
CANCEL
(button)
*TONE
(button)
#PAUSE
(button)
handsfree
(button)
int
(intercom
button)
microphone
10
redial
(button)
Base Layout
*TONE
(tone button)
Soft Key Right
(SKR) button
Soft Key Left (SKL)
CALLER ID 5/6
button
VOICE MAIL (caller ID +/- button)
CHARGE IN USE
display
(indicator)
(indicator)
Mailbox 1/2
ON-OFF
(buttons/
indicators)
PLAY/STOP
1 and 2
(buttons/
indicators)
7 REPEAT
(repeat button)
8 SKIP
(skip button)
VOLUME 5/6
(volume +/buttons)
LINE 1
(button)
INTERCOM/
PAGE
(intercom/
page button)
REDIAL
(redial
button)
END-CANCEL
(end/cancel
button)
LINE 2
(button)
#PAUSE
(button)
DELETE
(delete
button)
MEMO
(memo
button)
PUSH
TO TALK
(button)
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Installing the Phone
Installing the Handset Battery
1.
2.
3.
4.
NOTE: You must connect the handset battery before using the cordless
handsets.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or personal injury, use only the
Thomson Inc. appoved Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery model
5-2721, which is compatible with this unit.
Locate battery and battery door which are packaged together inside a plastic bag and
are separate from the handset.
Locate the battery compartment on the back of the handset.
Plug the battery pack cord into the jack inside the compartment.
NOTE: It is important to maintain the polarity (black and red wires) to
the jack inside the compartment. To ensure proper battery installation,
the connector is keyed and can be inserted only one way.
Insert the battery pack.
5. Close the battery compartment by pushing the door up until it snaps into place.
6. Place the handsets in the charging cradles.
Allow handsets to charge for 16 hours prior to first use. If you don’t properly charge
the handsets, battery performance is compromised.
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Installing the Base Station
Installing the Backup Batteries on Base Unit
To avoid power outage, you can install (four) AAA batteries (not included in sales) into the
base as the backup.
1. Remove the battery compartment cover (located on the bottom of the base).
2. Follow the battery installation display and insert (four) AAA batteries inside the
compartment.
3. Put the battery compartment cover back into place.
Connecting the Base Station
1. Choose an area near an electrical outlet and a telephone wall jack (either two RJ11
or one RJ14 type), and place your cordless telephone on a level surface, such as a
desktop or tabletop, or you may mount
it on the wall.
2. Plug the AC power converter into the
electrical outlet and the DC connector
into the jack on the back of the base.
3. Plug one end of a telephone line cord
into the TEL LINE 1 jack on the back
of the base and the other end into the
modular wall jack for Line 1. Plug the
other telephone line cord into the TEL
LINE 2 jack on the back of the base and
the other end into modular wall jack for
Line 2.
NOTE: If you have only one wall
jack for the both lines, use the TEL
LINE 1/L1 + L2 jack on the back of base.
4. Place the handset in the base cradle. The charge/in use indicator turns on, verifying the
battery is charging. HANDSET 1 shows in the handset’s display after approximately 2
minutes.
5. Allow the phone to charge for 16 hours prior to first use. If you don’t properly charge
the phone, battery performance is compromised.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of personal injury, fire, or damage use only
the 5-2760 power adaptor listed in the user’s guide. This power
adaptor is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor
mount position.
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Wall Mounting the Base
1. Turn the base over.
2. Slide the pedestal into the slots on the bottom of the base, and then push the pedestal
down until it snaps into place.
3. Slip the mounting holes on the pedestal over the wall plate posts and firmly slide the
unit into place. (Wall plate not included.)
Base Speakerphone Set Up
NOTE: Changing menu settings on the base will only change the
settings on the base and changing menu settings on the handset will
only change settings on the handset. For example, if you change the
language on the handset, it will not change the language on the base.
Speakerphone Volume
Use the VOLUME (5 or 6) buttons to adjust the speaker volume on the base to a
comfortable level during a call OR press the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button on the base and then
adjust the volume. VOL -1 is the minimum level and VOL-9 is the maximum.
Using the Soft Keys
On the base, there are two buttons under the display box which represent several Soft Key
(programmable) functions. Use these buttons to activate the Soft Key icons that appear
in the display. You may program the following items with the Soft Keys: Caller ID, Ringer,
Base Name, Date/Time, Set Language, Tone/Pulse, Room Monitor, Local Area Code and
Answerer Setup.
NOTE: During programming, you may press the END/CANCEL button at
any time to exit.
Turning the Answerer(s) On or Off
NOTE: The Mailbox Answerer(s) must be ON to hear the voice prompts.
Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to ANSWERER SETUP.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select MAILBOX 1 or MAILBOX 2 for setting Mailbox 1 or
Mailbox 2. 6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
7. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to ANSWER ON/OFF.
8. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu. ANSWER ON/ANSWER OFF shows in
display.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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9. Press the 5 or 6buttons to select ANSWER ON or ANSWER OFF.
10.Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. The corresponding PLAY/STOP indicator/button
illuminates.
NOTE: The base displays ANS 1OFF/2OFF and the corresponding
PLAY/STOP indicator/button is not illuminated when the Mailbox
Answerer is OFF.
-ORPress the shortcut keys 1ON-OFF or 2ON-OFF to turn the corresponding
answering system ON and OFF immediately.
Base Voice/Display Prompt Language
The voice prompt language is the same as the display prompt language. If your voice
prompt language is Spanish, the display prompt language is Spanish. If your voice prompt
language is French, the display prompt language is French as well. The default prompt
language is English.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to SET LANGUAGE.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Press the 5 or 6 buttons to select ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS or ESPAÑOL.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
Base Name
Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to BASE NAME.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
Use the touch-tone pad to enter a name (up to 12 characters). More than one letter
is stored in each of the number keys. For example, to enter Bill Smith, press the 2 key
twice for the letter B. Press the 4 key 3 times for the letter I. Press the 5 key 3 times
for the letter L. Wait for 1 second, press the 5 key 3 times for the second letter L, and
press the 1 key to insert a space between the first and last name. Press the 7 key 4
times for the letter S; press the 6 key once for the letter M; press the 4 key 3 times for
the letter I. Press the 8 key for the letter T; press the 4 key twice for the letter H.
NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the DELETE (SKR) to backspace and
delete one character at a time.
6. Press the DONE (SKL) to save.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Base Date/Time
You may program the following items under the Date/Time menu; Date/Time, Set Time,
Time Format, Date Format. To access the Date/Time Menu:
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to DATE/TIME.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Set Date/Time
From the Date/Time Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to DATE/TIME. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
2. Use the touch-tone pad to enter the current time.
3. Use the AM/PM (SKR) to select AM or PM.
NOTE: The AM/PM selection is not available in 24-HOUR CLOCK format.
4. Press the NEXT (SKL) to save the selection and advance SET DATE sub-menu.
5. Use the touch-tone pad to enter current date. (for example, 31 December, 2007) key in
12/31/2007.)
6. Press the OK (SKL) to save the selection.
Time Format
From the Date/Time Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to TIME FORMAT. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter the
sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select 12-HOUR CLOCK or 24-HOUR CLOCK.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
Date Format
From the Date/Time Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to DATE FORMAT. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter the
sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
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Tone/Pulse
You may program independently for LINE 1 and LINE 2.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to TONE/PULSE.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to LINE 1 or LINE 2 for setting Line 1 or Line 2.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
7. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select TONE or PULSE.
8. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Base - Set Local Area Codes
You can progrom the way the Caller ID records are displayed, for up to five different codes
for your area. For example; if 7 digits is selected, the number will be displayed as xxx-xxxx,
and etc.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to SET AREA CODE .
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the touch-tone pad to enter your 3-digit area code.
6. Press the DONE (SKL) to confirm the selection.
Base Ringers
You may program the following items independently for LINE 1 and LINE 2 under the
Ringer Menu; Ringer Volume, Ringer Tone, VIP Melody and Key Tone. To access the Ringer
Menu:
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RINGER.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select LINE 1 or LINE 2 for setting Line 1 or Line 2.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
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Base Ringer Volume
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RINGER VOLUME. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter the
sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW or OFF.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: If you turn the ringer OFF, the ringer off icon shows in the
display.
Base Ringer Tone
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RINGER TONE.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to select.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to the desired setting. You will hear a sample of the
ringer tone you select.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: Ringer Tone 1 through 5 are for dual tone ringer tone and
Melody 1 through 15 are for melodies.
Base VIP Melody Tone
This features allow you to assign a specific melody to someone you want to get your
attention when the person calls. When a VIP melody is assigned and that person calls, the
unit rings the normal ring for the first ring and then follows with VIP melody ring. You may
choose from 15 different polyphonic melodies or 5 ringer tones.
NOTE: This feature ONLY works when the following conditions are met.
1. You have subscribed to Caller ID.
2. You have your Caller ID record previously transferred to the
memory. (Refer to Storing CID Records in Internal Memory). NO USER
MEMORY will show in the display to remind the user to do CID record
transfer first.
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to VIP MELODY.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to select.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to the desired setting. You will hear a sample of the
ringer tone you select.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: Ringer Tone 1 through 5 are for dual tone ringer tone and
Melody 1 through 15 are for melodies.
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Base Key Tone
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to KEY TONE.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to select ON, OFF.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Answerer Setup
You can program the following items independently for Mailbox 1 and Mailbox 2 under
the Answerer Setup Menu; Answer ON/OFF, Outgoing Announcement, Rings to Answer,
Security Code, and Forwarding Messages. To access the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to ANSWERER SETUP.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select Mailbox 1 or Mailbox 2.
Answer ON/OFF
NOTE: The Mailbox Answerer(s) must be ON to hear the voice prompts.
Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to ANSWERER SETUP.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select MAILBOX 1 or MAILBOX 2 for setting Mailbox 1 or
Mailbox 2. 6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
7. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to ANSWER ON/OFF.
8. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu. ANSWER ON/ANSWER OFF shows in
display.
9. Press the 5 or 6buttons to select ANSWER ON or ANSWER OFF.
10.Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. The corresponding PLAY/STOP indicator/button
illuminates.
NOTE: The base displays ANS 1OFF/2OFF and the corresponding
PLAY/STOP indicator/button is not illuminated when the Mailbox
Answerer is OFF.
-ORPress the shortcut keys 1ON-OFF or 2ON-OFF to turn the corresponding
answering system ON and OFF immediately.
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Outgoing Announcement
You may program the following items under the Outgoing Announcement Menu;
Reviewing the Outgoing Announcement, Recording the Outgoing Announcement and
Changing the Outgoing Announcement.
Reviewing the Outgoing Announcement
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to ANNOUNCEMENT.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Press the 5 or 6buttons to select PLAY.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to start playing the announcement. PLAYING MSG. shows in
display.
5. Press the BACK (SKR) when you have finished reviewing the announcement.
Recording the Outgoing Announcement
For best results when recording, you should be about nine the inches from the
microphone, and eliminate as much background noise as possible.
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to ANNOUNCEMENT.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Press the 5 or 6buttons to select RECORD.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to display RECORD.
5. Press the START (SKL) to record your announcement.
NOTE: If do not wish to record an announcement, press the BACK(SKR).
6. Press the STOP (SKR) when finished with recording, announcement will play back.
NOTE: To replay the announcement again, press the REPLAY (SKL).
Sample Outgoing Announcement
Hi, this is (use your name here), I can’t answer the phone right now, so please leave your
name, number and a brief message after the tone, and I’ll get back to you. Thanks.
Changing the Outgoing Announcement
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to ANNOUNCEMENT.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Press the 5 or 6buttons to select CHANGE.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu. DEFAULT/RECORDED shows in display.
5. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select DEFAULT or RECORDED.
6. Press the SELECT button to confirm.
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7. Press the BACK (SKR) when you have finished your selection.
Base Rings To Answer
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RING TO ANSWER.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Press the 5 or 6 buttons to select 3 RINGS, 4 RINGS, 5 RINGS, 6 RINGS or TOLL
SAVER.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: If you select Toll Saver (TS) the unit answers after the 3rd ring
if there are NEW messages, OR the unit answers after the 5th ring if
there are NO new messages. This is allows user to access their the
answerer from another location and then hang up after 4 rings to save
long distance charges.
Security Code
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to SECURITY CODE.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu. SECURITY CODE 123 shows in display.
3. Use the touch-tone pad to enter your new 3-digit security code. For example, press the
6, 2 and 8 number keys for security code 628. The default security code is 123.
4. Press the OK (SKL) to confirm.
Forwarding Messages
This function will automatically forward the answerer’s messages to another phone
number which allows you to receive your messages soon after they are left and eliminates
the need to call periodically to check for messages remotely.
You may program the following items under the Forwarding Messages Menu; Set Forward
Number, Forward ON/OFF, View Unit ID and Number of Retries.
Set Forwarding Messages
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to FORWARD MSG.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to SET FWD NUMBER.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
5. Use the touch-tone pad to enter the desired number. (Include area code if long
distance number.)
NOTE: If you make a mistake press the DELETE (SKR) to erase the wrong
digit(s).
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6. Press the DONE (SKL) to confirm.
Forwarding Messages ON/OFF
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to FORWARD MSG.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to FORWARD ON/OFF.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu. ON OFF shows in display.
5. Use the5 or 6 buttons to select ON or OFF.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
7. To activate setting, press the MEMO button on the base. FW ANS shows in the display.
NOTE: Apart from enabling the message forward through the menu,
you have to press the MEMO button on base to activate the Message
Forwarding function. Also, the Message Forwarding must be activated
for each line, for example if Line 1 is set to Off and Line 2 is set to On,
when the MEMO button is pressed only Line 2 will have the Message
Forward function activated. F ANS1ON/2ON shows in the display if both
lines are activated. If only Line 1 is activated, F ANS1ON/2OFF shows in
the display.
View Unit ID
The unit's identification code number is for reference purposes only.
Number of Retries
If the line of desired number is busy, answerer will continue to try to forward the
messages again (up to three times, depending on selection) at a later time.
From the Answerer Setup Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to FORWARD MSG.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to NUM OF RETRIES.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
5. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select 0, 1, 2 or 3.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
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Handset Telephone Set Up
NOTE: Changing menu settings on the handset will only change the
settings on the handset, and changing menu settings on the base will
only change the settings on the base. For example, if you change the
language on the handset, it will not change the language on the base.
Using the Soft Keys
On the handset, there are two buttons under the display which represent several
Soft Key (programmable) functions. Use these buttons to activate the Soft Key icons that
appear in the display. The following programmable menus are available: Messages, Caller
ID, Ringer, Registration, Handset Name, Date/Time, Language, Room Monitor and Area
Code.
NOTE: During programming, you may press the END/CANCEL button at
any time to exit.
Handset Display Prompt Language
The default display prompt language is English.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to LANGUAGE.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Press the 5 or 6 buttons to select ENGLISH, FRANCAIS or ESPANOL.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
Messages
The display on the handset shows # MSG when you have messages.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to access the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to MESSAGES.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to desired MAILBOX 1 or 2.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to access the option menu. ANSWERER REMOTE ACCESS
shows in the display and unit announces the following:
• Press 2 to play messages.
• Press 2 to stop.
• Press 0 while playing a message to erase.
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• Press 1 to review.
• Press 3 to skip.
• Press 4 to turn OFF/ON.
• Press 7 to review menu again.
Caller ID
Receiving Caller ID
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Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to CALLER ID.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Press the 5 or 6buttons to review CID.
Delete Caller ID
Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to access the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to CALLER ID.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to desired CID record.
Press the OPTION (SKL) to access the option menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select DELETE CID and delete only that record. DELETE
ALL CID? shows in the display. Press the Yes (SKL) to confirm the deletion and
DELETED shows in the display.
-OR Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select DELETE ALL CID.
8. Press the SELECT (SKL). DELETE ALL CID? shows in the display.
9. Press the Yes (SKL) to confirm the deletion. The display shows ALL CALLER ID
DELETED.
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Storing Caller ID
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Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the 5 or 6 buttons until the desired Caller ID record is displayed.
Press the OPTION (SKL) to access the option menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select STORE.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. HANDSET BASE shows in the display.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select HANDSET or BASE, and press the SELECT (SKL) to
confirm record location.
7. ENTER NAME shows in the display. Use the touch-tone pad to enter a name if you
want to enter or change the name.
8. Press the DONE button to scroll to ENTER NUMBER.
9. Press the DONE button to scroll to VIP MELODY.
10.Use the 5 or 6 buttons or CHANGE (SKR) to scroll to the desired melody. Press the
SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
11.Press the DONE (SKL) to save the record and MEMORY STORED shows in the display.
Handset Ringers
You may program the following items independently for LINE 1 and LINE 2 under the
Ringer Menu; Ringer Volume, Ringer Tone, VIP Melody and Key Tone. To access the Ringer
Menu:
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RINGER.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select LINE 1 or LINE 2 for setting Line 1 or Line 2.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Handset Ringer Volume
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RINGER VOLUME. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter
sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW or OFF.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: If you turn the ringer OFF, the ringer off icon shows in the
display.
Handset Ringer Tone
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to RINGER TONE.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to select.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to the desired setting. You will hear a sample of the
ringer tone you select.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: Ringer Tone 1 through 5 are for dual tone ringer tone and
Melody 1 through 15 are for melodies.
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Handset VIP Melody
This features allow you to assign a specific melody to someone you want to get your
attention when the person calls. When a VIP melody is assigned and that person calls, the
unit rings the normal ring for the first ring and then follows with VIP melody ring. You may
choose from 15 different polyphonic melodies or 5 ringer tones.
NOTE: This feature ONLY works when the following conditions are met.
1. You have subscribed to Caller ID.
2. You have your Caller ID record previously transferred to the
memory. (Refer to Storing CID Records in Internal Memory). NO USER
MEMORY will show in the display to remind the user to do CID record
transfer first.
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to VIP MELODY.
2. Press the SELECT (SKL) to select.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to the desired setting. You will hear a sample of the
ringer tone you select.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: Ringer Tone 1 through 5 are for dual tone ringer tone and
Melody 1 through 15 are for melodies.
Handset Key Tone
From the Ringer Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to KEY TONE. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select ON, OFF.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Handset Registration
Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to REGISTRATION.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. PRESS INTERCOM ON BASE FOR 5S THEN PRESS OK
shows in the display.
5. Press and hold the INTERCOM/PAGE button on base unit until the charge/in use
indicator flashes, then press handset OK (SKL). PLEASE WAIT, REGISTING shows in the
display. HANDSET X REGISTERED shows in the handset display, where X is the handset
number. You will hear a confirmation tone.
If handset displays PLEASE REGISTER, press the OK (SKL) on the handset and repeat step
5 above.
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Handset Name
Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to HANDSET NAME.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
Use the touch-tone pad to enter a name (up to 12 characters). More than one letter
is stored in each of the number keys. For example, to enter Bill Smith, press the 2 key
twice for the letter B. Press the 4 key 3 times for the letter I. Press the 5 key 3 times
for the letter L. Wait for 1 second, press the 5 key 3 times for the second letter L, and
press the 1 key to insert a space between the first and last name. Press the 7 key 4
times for the letter S; press the 6 key once for the letter M; press the 4 key 3 times for
the letter I. Press the 8 key for the letter T; press the 4 key twice for the letter H.
NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the DELETE (SKR) to backspace and
delete one character at a time.
6. Press the DONE (SKL) to save.
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Handset Date/Time
You may program the following items under the Date/Time Menu; Date/Time, Time
Format, Date Format. To access the Date/Time Menu:
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to DATE/TIME.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Set Date/Time
From the Date/Time Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to DATE/TIME. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter sub-menu.
2. Use the touch-tone pad to enter the current time.
3. Use the AM/PM (SKR) to select AM or PM.
NOTE: The AM/PM selection is not available in 24-HOUR CLOCK format.
4. Press the NEXT (SKL) to save the selection and advance SET DATE
sub-menu.
5. Use the touch-tone pad to enter current date. (for example, 31 December, 2007) key in
12/31/2007.)
6. Press the OK (SKL) to save the selection.
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Time Format
From the Date/Time Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to TIME FORMAT. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter
sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select 12-HOUR CLOCK or 24-HOUR CLOCK.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
Date Format
From the Date/Time Menu:
1. Use the 5 or 6buttons to scroll to DATE FORMAT. Press SELECT (SKL) to enter
sub-menu.
2. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
Language
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Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to LANGUAGE.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Press the 5 or 6buttons to select ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS or ESPAÑOL.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to save the selection.
Room Monitor
Room monitoring may be done from the base or the handset. Begin with unit you want to
monitor with (the microphone);
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Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to ROOM MONITOR.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
The list of registered units shows in the display.
Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the unit you wish to monitor.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
The first unit will then turn on the microphone and the second unit will turn on the
earpiece to monitor the sound.
Handset - Setting Local Area Codes
You can progrom the way the Caller ID records are displayed, for up to five different codes
for your area. For example; if 7 digits is selected, the number will be displayed as xxx-xxxx,
and etc.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to SET AREA CODE.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the touch-tone pad to enter your 3-digit area code.
6. Press the DONE (SKL) to confirm the selection.
Basic Operation
Charge/In Use Indicator
The phone is ON when the LED indicator on the handset and the charge/in use indicator on the
base is lit. The handset and base indicators flash when you receive a call.
Answering a Call
1. To answer a call, press LINE 1, LINE 2, or the handsfree button before you begin
speaking.
2. To hang up, press the END/CANCEL button on base or handset, or place the handset
in the base cradle.
Making a Call
1. Press LINE 1, LINE 2, or the handsfree button and dial the desired number.
-OR Enter the number first, then press LINE 1, LINE 2, or the handsfree button and the
number automatically dials.
NOTE: Press the handsfree button on the handset during conversation
to switch between handset speakerphone and handset earpiece.
2. To hang up, press the END/CANCEL button on base or handset, or place the handset
in the base cradle.
NOTE: If you want to hang up during handset handsfree mode, you
need to hang up by pressing the END/CANCEL button on the handset.
NOTE: You may enter up to 32 pre-dial digits.
NOTE: If you want to delete the pre-dial number you entered, press the
DELETE (SKR) to erase the digit(s).
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Flash
Use the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button on base or handset to activate custom calling services
such as call waiting or call transfer, which are available through your local phone
company.
Number Redial
You may redial a number up to 32 digits long. To quickly redial the last number you dialed:
1. Press LINE 1, LINE 2, or the handsfree button.
2. Press the redial button.
-ORTo choose from the last five numbers you dialed through menu:
1. Press the redial button first, then use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the desired redial
number.
• Press the 5 button to review the oldest call and scroll toward the most recent calls
(higher numbers).
• Press the 6 button to review the newest call and scroll to older calls (lower numbers).
2. Press LINE 1, LINE 2, or the handsfree button. The number dials automatically.
Volume
Base Speakerphone
Use the VOLUME (5 or 6) buttons to adjust the speaker volume on the base to a
comfortable level during a call OR press LINE 1, LINE 2, or the handsfree button on the
base and then adjust the volume. VOL -1 is the minimum level and VOL-9 is the maximum.
Cordless Handset
Use the VOLUME (5 or 6) buttons on the side of the handset to adjust the volume of
the handset’s earpiece during a call. There are four settings. Press the UP (5 ) arrow
to increase the volume and DOWN (6) arrow to decrease the volume. You will see the
volume setting on the handset display. VOL 1 is the minimum and VOL 4 is the maximum.
Mute
To have a private, off-line conversation, use the mute feature. The party on the other end
of the line cannot hear you, but you can still hear them.
1. During a conversation, press the MUTE (SKL). MUTED shows in the display.
2. Press the UNMUTE (SKL) to cancel and return to your phone conversation.
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Hold
Press the HOLD (SKR) to put a call on hold. LX ON HOLD shows in the display, where X is the
line number.
To take a call off hold, press the UNHOLD (SKR).
• To switch a call on hold from the base to the cordless handset, press LINE 1, LINE 2,
or handsfree button on the handset.
Paging the Cordless Handset
This feature helps you locate a misplaced handset.
Press and release the INTERCOM/PAGE button on the base. A list of registered handsets
show in the display, use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the unit you wish to page, and press
SELECT (SKL) to confirm. The cordless handset beeps intermittently and displays PAGING
FROM BASE for about two minutes or until you press OK (SKL) on the handset or press
INTERCOM/PAGE on the base.
NOTE: You may still page the cordless handset even if the ringer is
turned off.
Global De-registration
If one or more handsets become lost, you should de-register all handsets to ensure proper
system operation. Follow the steps below to de-register all handsets at the same time.
WARNING: It is not recommended that a handset be de-registered
unless absolutely necessary because once a handset is de-registered,
that handset’s telephone features cannot be used until the handset is
re-registered.
1. Unplug the power from the unit.
2. Press and hold the INTERCOM/PAGE button.
3. Plug in power.
4. Press and hold the INTERCOM/PAGE button until the Charge / In-Use indicator blinks.
Release.
5. Press the INTERCOM/PAGE button again and the Charge / In-Use indicator will blink
rapidly.
6. A confirmation tone is emitted if de-registration procedure if successful, and all
handsets display PLEASE REGISTER HANDSET. Press OK.
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Room Monitor
Room monitoring may be done from the base or the handset. Begin with unit you want to
monitor with (the microphone);
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to go to the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to ROOM MONITOR.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. The list of registered units shows in the display.
6. Use the 5 or 6buttons to select the unit you wish to monitor.
7. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
8. The first unit will then turn on the microphone and the second unit will turn on
earpiece to monitor sound.
NOTE: Handsets can be on cradle or off cradle for room monitoring to
work.
NOTE: While in room monitoring mode, the listening unit will emit an
alert tone approximately every 4 seconds if there is an incoming call.
You may press the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button to quit room monitor and
answer the call.
NOTE: Press the CANCEL (SKR) or the END/CANCEL button to exit room
monitor mode.
Call Transfer
During an external call, you may transfer the external call from base to handset(s)
or vice versa.
NOTE: To cancel the call transfer, you may press END/CANCEL button or
int button on base.
1. Press the int button to put the line on hold. LX ON HOLD shows in the display, where X
is the Line number.
2. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the desired handset or base. Press the SELECT (SKL)
to confirm.
NOTE: If you only have one handset registered in the system, it is
paged automatically.
3. Press the END/CANCEL button to transfer the call. TRANSFERRING FROM XXXX (where
XXXX is the name of the transferring unit) shows in the receiving unit's display.
4. Press the OK (SKL) on the receiving unit to answer the call.
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NOTE: If there is no answer within 2 minutes after transferring the call,
then both units receive a call back notification. If neither unit answers
within 30 seconds, then the external call will be automatically dropped.
Push to Talk
This feature allows you to directly talk to another registered handsets or base by pressing
the PUSH TO TALK button on either handset or base respectively.
1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the PUSH TO TALK button on base or handset.
3. A list of registered handsets and base shows on the display.
4. Use the 5 or 6 button to desired handset or base. The default setting at base is
HANDSET 1 and the default setting at handset is BASE.
5. Press the SELECT (SKL) to save your selection.
6. Press and hold the PUSH TO TALK button to connect with the desired handset or base.
Intercom Operation
A two-way intercom is possible between the base and cordless handset(s) without
tying up the telephone line and since the telephone line is not used, you can still receive
incoming calls.
Making an Intercom Call
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the int button.
3. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the desired handset or base.
NOTE: If you only have one handset registered in the system, it is
paged automatically.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL).
5. The receiving handset or base is paged, a tone is sounded and the following information shows in the display:
PAGING FROM
PAGING
HANDSET 1
HANDSET 2
EXIT
Originating Handset/Base
OK
EXIT
Receiving Handset/Base
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When the OK (SKL) or int button on the receiving handset or base is pressed, the page
is answered. If the page is not answered after two minutes, NO ANSWER shows in the
display of the originating handset or base and the page is cancelled. The unit returns to
standby mode.
NOTE: If a personalized name is assigned to the handset during
registration, then that name is displayed instead of handset number.
NOTE: To cancel the page, press the EXIT (SKR) or int key on the
originating unit.
Receiving an Intercom Call
When you receive an intercom call, the handset or base beeps. To answer the intercom
call, press the OK (SKL), LINE 1 or LINE 2 button or the int button.
Advanced Intercom Features
Receiving an Incoming Call During an Intercom Call
If you receive a telephone call during an intercom call, both handsets or base will emit
alert tone and remain in intercom mode. Either handset or base user may press the
corresponding LINE 1 or LINE 2 button or the handsfree button to answer the call.
Using Intercom with External Telephone Calls
During an external telephone call, you can use the intercom function to;
• page another handset and set up a private (2-way) intercom conversation with
another user while the telephone call is placed on hold
• create a 3-way conversation between the telephone caller, the base, and
cordless handsets
• transfer the external telephone call to another handset
Two-Way Intercom Calls
1. During an external call, press the int button on the handset or base and the external
call is placed on hold. The list of handsets or base shows in the display.
2. Use the 5 or 6 button to select desired handset or base.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to page.
NOTE: The receiving handset or base presses the int button or the
OK (SKL) to answer the intercom call. Both intercom users may speak
privately. The external caller will not hear the intercom conversation.
4. When finished, press the EXIT (SKR) or int button to end the intercom call, return to the
talk mode, and resume your original telephone conversation.
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Three-Way calling
Between two handsets or a handset and base and an external call
1. During an external call, press the int button on the handset or base and the external
call is placed on hold. The list of handsets or base show in the display.
2. Use the 5 or 6 button to select desired handset or base. A tone sounds and PAGING
shows in the originating handset or base display.
NOTE: PAGING FROM… shows in the display on the receiving handset or
base, and the receiving handset or base must press the int button or the
OK (SKL) to answer the intercom.
3. When the receiving handset or base connects, press the UNHOLD (SKR) on the
originating handset or base to conference with the receiving handset or base and the
external caller. CONFERENCE shows in the display on the originating and receiving
handsets.
NOTE: A handset or base can enter conference mode directly by
pressing the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button on the second handset or base
during a call.
Between a handset or base and external calls on the Line 1 and Line 2
1. During an external call on either LINE 1 or LINE 2, press the HOLD (SKR) to put the call
on hold.
2. If the originating line is LINE 1, press the LINE 2 button. LINE 1 icon flashes and LINE 2
icon shows in the display steadily.
3. Press the CONF button to conference with the external call.
Transferring External Call to Other Handsets or Base
During an external call, you may transfer the external call to another handset or base.
1. Press the int button on the originating handset or base to put an external call on hold,
and then page the receiving handset or base.
2. The list of handsets or base shows in the display. Use the 5 or 6 button to select
desired handset or base.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to start the page. You will hear a paging tone. PAGING shows
on the originating handset’s display or base display, and PAGING FROM…. shows on
the receiving handset’s display or base display.
4. When the receiving handset connects, press the END/CANCEL button on the
originating handset or base to transfer the call.
- OR Press the END/CANCEL button on the originating handset or base to transfer the call.
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NOTE: If there is no answer within 30 seconds after transferring the
call, then both units receive a call back notification and CALL BACK
shows on the display. If neither unit answers within 20 seconds, then
the external call will be automatically dropped.
Caller ID (CID)
IMPORTANT: In order to use this unit’s Caller ID features, you must
subscribe to either the standard Name/Number Caller ID Service or
Call Waiting Caller ID Service. To know who is calling while you are on
the phone, you must subscribe to Call Waiting Caller ID Service.
This unit receives and displays CID information transmitted by your local telephone
company. This information can include the phone number, date and time; or the name,
phone number, and date and time.
Time call received
Date call received
L1 09:37
PM
07/24
PETER
C HAN
317-123-4567
Caller ID name
Caller ID phone number
5 OF 6
Caller ID/Memory Location
OPTION
FORMAT
Call Waiting Caller ID
Provided you subscribe to Call Waiting Caller ID service from your phone company; if you
receive an incoming call and you are using the GE multi handset system, a beep indicates
the presence of a Call Waiting call on the line. The Call Waiting Caller ID information will be
displayed and stored in the history of all handsets in the system.
• When you hear the call waiting beep in the handset receiver, press the LINE 1 or LINE
2 button to put the current call on hold and answer the incoming call. Press the LINE 1
or LINE 2 button again to return to the original call.
Receiving CID Records
When you receive a call, Caller ID information is transmitted by the phone company to
your telephone between the first and second ring. The Caller ID information appears
on your phone’s display while the phone rings, giving you a chance to monitor the
information and decide whether or not to answer the call.
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Storing CID Records (In CID Memory)
If you are not at home or cannot answer, your telephone’s Caller ID memory stores the
data for the most recent 40 calls you received so that you can see who called while you
were unavailable. When the 41st call is received, the oldest Caller ID record (1st call) is
automatically deleted.
You may review the stored information at any time.
Reviewing Call Records
As calls are received and stored, the display is updated to let you know how many calls
have been received.
NOTE: The CID records can be accessed quickly by pressing the 5 or 6
button while the unit is in standby mode.
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press MENU (SKR) to access main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to CALLER ID.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to enter the menu.
5. Press the 6 button to scroll through the call records from the most recent to the
oldest. Press the 5 button to scroll through the call records from the oldest to the
newest.
Dialing a Caller ID Number
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Use the 5 or 6 button to display the desired Caller ID record.
3. Press the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button or handsfree button to dial the number.
NOTE: Depending on (a) how the incoming caller’s phone number is
formatted when it is received, and (b) whether or not you previously
pre-programmed your local area code into the set up menu, you
may need to adjust the format of the incoming caller’s stored phone
number before making the call. Press the FORMAT (SKR) while the
number is displayed to adjust the number, and try again.
The format option lets you change the format of the displayed number.
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Available formats include:
Number of digits
Eleven digits
Ten digits
Seven digits
Explanation
long distance code “1”
+ 3-digit area code
+ 7-digit telephone number.
3-digit area code +
7-digit telephone number.
7-digit telephone number.
Example
1-317-888-8888
317-888-8888
888-8888
NOTE: If the telephone number is corrupted, such as an alphabetical
character in a number field, you will hear an error tone and the
number is not dialed. Unit displays UNABLE TO DIAL.
Storing CID Records in Internal Memory
You may transfer a Caller ID record to your phone’s memory.
NOTE: It is important that you format CID records correctly before
storing in memory. It is not possible to reformat CID records stored in
memory.
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Use the 5 or 6 button until the desired Caller ID record is displayed.
3. Press the OPTION (SKL) to access the option menu.
4. Use the 5 or 6 button to select STORE.
5. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
NOTE: If using handset; HANDSET BASE shows in the display. Use the
5 or 6 button to select HANDSET or BASE, and press the SELECT (SKL) to
confirm record location.
6. ENTER NAME shows in the display.
7. Use the touch-tone pad to enter a name (up to 12 characters).
NOTE: If you make a mistake press the DELETE (SKR) to backspace and
erase the wrong character(s) or number(s).
8. Press the DONE button to scroll to ENTER NUMBER.
NOTE: The system treats PAUSES as delays or spaces in the dialing
sequence. Each pause counts as 1 digit in the dialing sequence.
9. Use the touch-tone pad to enter the telephone number (up to 24 digits, including
pauses), and press the DONE button to scroll to VIP MELODY.
10.Press the CHANGE (SKR) to scroll to the desired melody. You will hear a sample of the
ringer tone you select. Press SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
11.Press the DONE (SKL) to save the record and MEMORY STORED shows in the display.
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Deleting CID Records
Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MENU (SKR) to access main menu.
Use the 5 or 6button to scroll to CALLER ID.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to desired CID record.
Press the OPTION (SKL) to access the option menu.
Use the 5 or 6 button to select DELETE CID and delete only that record. Press the
SELECT (SKL) to confirm. DELETE ALL CID? shows in the display.
Press the Yes (SKL) to confirm the deletion and DELETED shows in the display.
-OR Use the 5 or 6 button to select DELETE ALL CID.
Press the SELECT (SKL). DELETE ALL CID? shows in the display.
Press the Yes (SKL) to confirm the deletion. The display shows ALL CALLER ID
DELETED.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Memory
The cordless handset and base each have their own separate memory storage areas.
Store fifty 11-character names and 24-digit telephone numbers in the handset and forty
11-character names and 24-digit telephone numbers in the base memories.
NOTE: Memory records are stored and searched in alphabetic order.
For example, if a memory record is stored with the name “Beth” and
then another memory record is stored with the name “Adam”, the
record with the name “Adam” will be the first record in the memory
storage. Each record added might change the order of the records.
Storing a Name and Number in Memory
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MEMORY (SKL) to enter the phonebook.
3. Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to NEW ENTRY.
NOTE: On the handset, you can select to store the new entry in
either the Base phonebook or Handset phonebook. To choose Base
phonebook, press the BASE (SKR).
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. ENTER NAME shows in the display.
5. Repeat Steps 7 through 11 in Storing CID Records in Internal Memory
6. To enter another name and number in a different memory location, return to Step 2
and repeat the process.
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Storing the Last Number Dialed
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the redial button, then use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the desired number.
3. Press the STORE (SKL) to store the number.
NOTE: If using handset; HANDSET BASE shows in the display. Use the
5 or 6 button to select HANDSET or BASE, and press the SELECT (SKL) to
confirm record location.
4. Use the touch-tone to enter the name (up to 11 characters).
5. Press the DONE (SKL) to scroll to ENTER NUMBER.
NOTE: If the redial number has more than 24 digits, the redial number
cannot be stored in memory.
6. Repeat Steps 9 through 11 in Storing CID Records in Internal Memory.
Inserting a Pause in the Dialing Sequence
Press the #PAUSE button on the touch-tone pad twice to insert a delay in the dialing
sequence of a stored telephone number when a pause is needed to wait for a dial tone (for
example, after you dial 9 for an outside line, or wait for a computer access tone.) A pause
shows on the display as a P. Each pause counts as 1 digit in the dialing sequence. If you need
a longer pause, press the #PAUSE button twice again.
Reviewing a Stored Number
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MEMORY (SKL) to enter the main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to desired record.
-OR Press the 2-9 key to search for the desired record alphabetically. For example, if the
record names starts with the letter "N", pressing the 6 key will automatically skip to the
records starting with the letter "M". The 6 button can then be pressed multiple times
until the records starting with the letter "N" are displayed. You can then use the
5 or 6 button to scroll to desired record.
4. Press the VIEW (SKR) to review the detail information of the record.
NOTE: The handset can access the base memory as well as the handset
memory. To access the base memory from the handset, press the
MEMORY (SKL) and then press the BASE (SKR).
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Changing a Stored Number
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MEMORY (SKL) to enter the phone book.
Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to desired record.
Press the OPTION (SKL) to access the option menu.
Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to EDIT.
Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
Repeat Steps 6 through 10 in Storing CID Records in Internal Memory.
Deleting Records Stored in Memory
Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
Press the MEMORY (SKL) to enter the phone book.
Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to desired record.
Press the OPTION (SKL) to access the option menu.
Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to DELETE. Press the SELECT button. DELETE ? shows
in the display.
6. Press the Yes (SKL) to confirm the deletion. MEMORY DELETED shows in the display.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dialing a Number from Memory
1. Make sure the phone is ON (in TALK mode) by pressing the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button or
handsfree button.
NOTE: While in TALK mode, the handset’s can only access the handset
memory. Make sure the memory records from the base are transferred
to the handset in order to access them.
2. Use the 5 or 6button to select the desired record.
-OR Press the 2-9 key to search for the desired record alphabetically. For example, if the
record names starts with the letter "N", pressing the 6 key will automatically skip to the
records starting with the letter "M". The 6 button can then be pressed multiple times
until the records starting with the letter "N" are displayed. You can then use the
5 or 6 button to scroll to desired record.
NOTE: For Chain Dialing feature, repeat Steps 2 and 3 until all
sequences are entered.
3. Press the DIAL (SKL) to confirm. The number dials automatically.
-OR-
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1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MEMORY (SKL) to enter the phone book.
3. Use the 5 or 6button to select the desired number.
-OR Press the 2-9 key to search for the desired record alphabetically.
4. Press the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button or the handsfree button. The number dials
automatically.
Chain Dialing from Memory
Use the “Dialing a Number from Memory” feature to make calls that require a sequence
of numbers, such as a frequently used long distance card number. This can be storing
the various segments as a phone book record and then memory dialing in the correct
sequence.
TIP: Wait for the access tones before pressing the MEMORY button or
your call might not go through.
Transferring Memory
NOTE: Transferring memory between the base and the handset can
ONLY be done with the cordless handsets. The cordless handsets can
save a memory record into the handset memory storage or the base.
The cordless handset can also transfer a memory record from the
handset to the base or from the base to the handset.
Transferring memory from the handset to the base:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the MEMORY (SKL) to enter the phone book.
Use the 5 or 6 button to select the desired memory record to be transferred.
Press the OPTION (SKL).
Use the 5 or 6 button to select COPY TO BASE.
Press the SELECT (SKL).
You will hear a confirmation tone and the display shows COPY TO BASE.
Transferring memory from the base to a handset:
Memory records transferred from the base to a handset will only transfer to the handset
initiating the transfer. Each handset must transfer the memory record into the handset
memory individually.
1. Press the MEMORY (SKL).
2. Press the BASE (SKR) to access the base memory.
3. Use the 5 or 6 button to select the desired memory record to be transferred.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
Press the OPTION (SKL).
Use the 5 or 6 button to select COPY TO HS.
Press the SELECT (SKL).
You will hear a confirmation tone and the display shows MEMORY STORED.
Answering System Operation
This section discusses the buttons and features on the answering system.
Handset Messages Indicator
The handset MESSAGES indicator shows you have new messages. It blinks if there are new
messages. The 1/2 ON OFF button must be ON in order for the MESSAGES indicator to
work.
Screening Calls from the Base
1. Wait for the caller to begin leaving a message (to determine who is calling).
2. To speak to the caller, pick up the handset, and press the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button or
handsfree button on the base or handset.
The answering system automatically stops recording when you activate the handset or
base or pick up an extension phone.
TIP: Make sure the volume on the base is set loud enough to hear your
incoming calls.
Message Playback
Base Unit
The messages indicator on the base lets you know when you have messages. To play
messages in Line 1 Mailbox or in Line 2 Mailbox, press the corresponding PLAY/STOP 1 or
2 button.
While a message is playing, you may do the following:
• Press the corresponding PLAY/STOP 1 or 2 button to stop the message playback.
• Press and release the 7 (REPEAT) button to restart the current message.
• Press and release the 7 (REPEAT) button twice to go to the previous message.
• Press and release the 8 (SKIP) button to go to the next message.
• Press the DELETE button to erase the current message.
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Handset
The display on the handset shows # MSG when you have messages.
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MENU (SKR) to access main menu.
3. Use the 5 or 6button to scroll to MESSAGES.
4. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm.
5. Use the 5 or 6 button to scroll to desired MAILBOX 1 or 2.
6. Press the SELECT (SKL) to access the option menu. ANSWERER REMOTE ACCESS
shows in display and unit announces the following;
• Press 2 to play messages.
• Press 2 to stop.
• Press 0 while playing a message to erase.
• Press 1 to review.
• Press 3 to skip.
• Press 4 to turn OFF/ON.
• Press 7 to review menu again.
Memory Full
When the answering system memory is full, the system answers after 10 rings. You should
erase some messages so the answering system may record new messages.
NOTE: The maximum recording time of an incoming message is about
3 minutes per each and the total allowable recording time is about
20 minutes for 2 mailboxes to share. The total allowable number of
recorded message is 50 for each mailbox. The answering system will
be full when either one of the above conditions is reached.
Erasing Messages
You may erase messages three ways: one message at a time from the base; all messages
from the base or one message at a time from the handset or a phone in another location.
NOTE: Erased messages cannot be restored.
To erase one message at a time from the base:
1. Press the PLAY/STOP button. The message plays.
2. Press and release the DELETE button. MSG X ERASED shows in the display.
To erase all messages from the base:
1. Press the PLAY/STOP button. The message plays.
2. Press and hold the DELETE button. ERASE ALL MESSAGES? shows in the display.
3. Press the Yes (SKL) to confirm the deletion. ALL MESSAGES ERASED shows in the
display.
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To erase a message from the handset:
1. Press the MENU (SKR) on the handset.
2. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to scroll to MESSAGES.
3. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. MAILBOX 1 (XX) MAILBOX 2 (XX) shows in display,
where XX is the number of the new messages in the mail box.
4. Use the 5 or 6 buttons to select the desired mailbox.
5. Press the SELECT (SKL) to confirm. ANSWERER REMOTE ACCESS shows in display.
6. Press the PLAY/STOP on the handset (the 2 button). The message plays.
7. Press the ERASE (the 0 button) to erase the message during message playback.
Leaving a Memo
Base Unit
1. Press and hold the MEMO button on the base. You must hold the button until you finish
recording the memo.
2. Begin speaking after you hear the beep.
3. Release the MEMO button when finished.
NOTE: Message will default record in Mailbox 1.
Remote Access
You can access your answering system from any touch-tone phone by entering your
3-digit security code during the playing of outgoing announcement or after you hear the
outgoing announcement.
1. Dial the telephone number to which the answering system is connected.
2. Enter the security code during the outgoing announcement or after you hear the tone.
3. Follow the voice menu to use the answering system’s remote functions.
The remote feature lets you perform the following functions:
• Press 2 to play messages.
• Press 2 to stop.
• Press 0 while playing a message to erase.
• Press 1 to review.
• Press 3 to skip.
• Press 4 to turn OFF/ON.
• Press 7 to review menu again.
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Belt Clip and Optional Headset
Connecting the Belt Clip
1. To attach the belt clip, insert the sides of the belt clip into the slots on each side of the
handset.
2. Snap the ends of the belt clip into place.
Connecting an Optional Headset to the Handset
Each handset can be used with an optional headset hands free operation.
1. Connect the headset to the headset jack on the side of the handset. The handset
receiver and microphone are disabled when the headset is connected.
2. Adjust the headset to rest comfortably on top of your head and over your ear. Move
the microphone to approximately two to three inches from your mouth.
3. Press the LINE 1 or LINE 2 button to answer a call or make calls using the headset.
4. To return to normal operation, unplug the headset from the jack.
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Changing the Battery
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or personal injury, use only the
Thomson Inc. appoved Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery model
5-2721, which is compatible with this unit.
Make sure the telephone is OFF (not in TALK mode) before you replace the battery.
Remove the battery compartment door.
Disconnect the battery plug from the jack inside the battery compartment and remove
the battery pack from the handset.
Insert the new battery pack and connect the cord to the jack inside the battery
compartment.
Put the battery compartment door back on.
Place handset in the base or handset charge cradle to charge. Allow the handset
battery to properly charge (for 16 hours) prior to first use or when you install a new
battery pack. If you do not properly charge the phone, battery performance will be
compromised.
Battery Safety Precautions
• Do not burn, disassemble, mutilate, or puncture. Like other batteries of this type, toxic
materials could be released which can cause injury.
• To reduce the risk of fire or personal injury, use only the Nickel Metal Hydride
(Ni-MH) battery listed in the User’s Guide.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
• Remove batteries if storing over 30 days.
NOTE: The RBRC seal on the battery used in your Thomson Inc. product
indicates that we are participating in a program to collect and recycle the
rechargeable battery (or batteries).
For more information go to the RBRC web site at www.rbrc.org
or call 1-800-8-BATTERY or contact a local recycling center.
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Display Messages
The following indicators show the status of a message or of the unit.
BLOCKED CALL/
The person is calling from a name or number that has been
blocked from transmission.
BLOCKED NAME/
BLOCKED NUMBER
BUSY
Indicates the system is busy and not able to connect to the
system.
CALL WAITING
Indicates a call is waiting on the line.
DELETE ALL?
Prompt asking if you want to erase all Caller ID records.
DELETE CALL ID?
Prompt asking if you want to erase the current Caller ID record
that is shown on the display.
DELETED
Prompt confirming the Caller ID record is erased.
ENTER NAME
Prompt telling you to enter the name in one of the 50 memory
locations.
ENTER NUMBR Prompt telling you to enter a telephone number in one of the 50
memory locations.
INCOMPLETE DATA
Caller information has been interrupted during transmission or the
phone line is excessively noisy.
LOW BATTERY
Indicates the battery pack needs charged.
NO CALLS
Indicates no calls have been received.
NO DATA
No Caller ID information was received.
PAGING The page button on the base has been pressed.
PRESS TALK KEY
Indicates the CID number is a Direct Dial Number (DDN) and
cannot be formatted.
UNKNOWN CALL
NAME/NUMBER
The incoming call is from an area not serviced by Caller ID or the
information was not sent.
Handset Sound Signals
Signal
Meaning
A long warbling tone (with ringer on)
Three short beeps
One short beep (every 7 seconds)
Signals an incoming call
Page signal
Low battery warning
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Troubleshooting Guide
Caller ID Solutions
No display
• Fully charge (for 16 hours) or replace the battery.
• If you are using AC (electrical) power, make sure that the unit is connected to a
non-switched electrical outlet. Unplug the AC power converter from the unit and plug
it back in.
Caller ID Error Message
• The unit displays this message if it detects anything other than valid Caller ID
information during the silent period after the first ring. This message indicates the
presence of noise on the line.
No Caller ID
• In order to receive Caller ID information, you must subscribe to the standard
name/number Caller ID service from your local telephone company.
Telephone Solutions
No dial tone
• Check and repeat installation steps:
Ensure the base power cord is connected to a working outlet .
Ensure the telephone line cord is connected to the base and the wall jack.
• Disconnect the base from the wall phone jack and connect another phone to the
same jack. If there is no dial tone on the second phone, the problem might be your
wiring or local service.
• The cordless handset may be out of range of the base. Move closer to the base.
• Ensure the battery is properly charged (16 hours).
• Ensure the battery pack is installed correctly.
• Did the handset beep when you pressed the LINE 1, LINE 2 or handsfree button? The
battery may need to be charged.
Dial tone is OK, but can’t dial out
• Make sure the TONE/PULSE setting on the base is set to the type of phone service
you are subscribed to.
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Handset/Base does not ring • Make sure the handset and base ringer is turned On.
• The cordless handset may be out of range. Move closer to the base.
• You may have too many extension phones on your line. Try unplugging some phones.
• Check for dial tone. If no dial tone is heard, see solutions for "No dial tone."
You experience static, noise, or fading in and out
• The cordless handset may be out of range of the base. Move closer to the base.
• Make sure base is not plugged into an outlet with another household appliance.
• Charge the battery.
Unit beeps
• Charge battery for 16 hours.
• See solutions for “No dial tone”.
• Replace the battery.
Memory Dialing doesn’t work
• Did you program the memory location keys correctly?
• Did you follow proper dialing sequence?
Phone dials in pulse with tone service
• Make sure phone is in tone dialing mode.
Phone won't dial out with pulse service
• Make sure phone is in pulse dialing mode.
Battery Solutions
If you experience any of the following problems, even after fully recharging the battery,
you may need to replace the battery pack:
• Short talk time
• Poor sound quality
• Limited range
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Answering System Solutions
Can’t hear messages, beep, etc.
• Adjust speaker volume.
Time/Day setting stuck at 12 a.m. Mon.
• Set the time clock.
Answers on 10th ring
• Make sure answering system is turned On.
• Answering system memory may be full. Erase some messages.
Incoming messages are incomplete
• An extension phone may have been lifted as a message is received.
• Answering system memory is full. Erase some messages.
• You may have accidently pressed the play/stop button during playback and stopped
the message.
Won’t respond to remote commands
• You must use a tone-dial phone. This phone does not support pulse (rotary) dialing.
• Make sure to enter the correct security code.
• Did unit hang up? If you take no action for a period of time, it automatically hangs up.
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General Product Care
To keep your unit working and looking good, follow these guidelines:
• Avoid putting the phone near heating appliances and devices that generate electrical
noise (for example, motors or fluorescent lamps).
• DO NOT expose to direct sunlight or moisture.
• Avoid dropping the handset, as well as other rough treatment to the phone.
• Clean the phone with a soft cloth.
• Never use a strong cleaning agent or abrasive powder because this will damage the
finish.
• Retain the original packaging in case you need to ship the phone at a later date.
Causes of Poor Reception
• Aluminum siding.
• Foil backing on insulation.
• Heating ducts and other metal construction that can shield radio signals.
• You’re too close to appliances such as microwaves, stoves, computers, etc.
• Atmospheric conditions, such as strong storms.
• Base is installed in the basement or lower floor of the house.
• Base is plugged into AC outlet with other electronic devices.
• Baby monitor is using the same frequency.
• Handset battery is low.
• You’re out of range of the base.
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Warranty Assistance
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for warranty information, please contact
customer service at 1-800-448-0329. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone
network, the telephone company may require that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
Any unauthorized repairs, changes or modifications not expressly approved by Thomson Inc.
could void the user’s authority to operate this product. For instructions on how to obtain a
replacement unit, refer to the warranty included in this guide or call customer service at
1-800-448-0329.
Or refer inquiries to:
Thomson Inc.
Manager, Consumer Relations
P O Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Attach your sales receipt to this booklet for future reference or jot down the date this product
was purchased or received as a gift. This information will be valuable if service should be
required during the warranty period.
Purchase Date
Name of Store
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Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year, from date of purchase.
(The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of
shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.)
What we will do:
•Provide you with a new unit. The exchange unit is under warranty for the remainder of the
original product’s warranty period.
How you get service:
•Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with the
product. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials.
•”Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that
the product is within the warranty period, must be presented to obtain warranty service.”
For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required. Also print your name and address and
a description of the defect. Send via standard UPS or its equivalent to:
Thomson Inc.
11721 B Alameda Ave.
Socorro, Texas 79927
•Insure your shipment for loss or damage. Thomson Inc. accepts no liability in case of
damage or loss.
•A new unit will be shipped to you freight prepaid.
What your warranty does not cover:
•Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual provides information regarding operating
instructions and user controls. Any additional information, should be obtained from your
dealer.)
•Installation and setup service adjustments.
•Batteries.
•Damage from misuse or neglect.
•Products which have been modified or incorporated into other products.
•Products purchased or serviced outside the USA.
•Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
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Product Registration:
•Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make
it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required
for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• The warranty stated above is the only warranty applicable to this product.
All other warranties, express or implied (including all implied warranties
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) are hereby
disclaimed. No verbal or written information given by Thomson Inc., its
agents, or employees shall create a guaranty or in any way increase the
scope of this warranty.
• Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive
remedy of the consumer. Thomson Inc. shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential damages resulting from the use of this product or arising
out of any breach of any express or implied warranty on this product. This
disclaimer of warranties and limited warranty are governed by the laws of
the state of Indiana. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on
this product is limited to the applicable warranty period set forth above.
How state law relates to this warranty:
•Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
•This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary
from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the USA:
•This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
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Accessory Information
DESCRIPTION
AC power adaptor
Belt Clip
Headset
Replacement Handset Battery
Accy. Handset Recharge Cradle
MODEL NO.
5-2760
5-2717
5-2425 (black)
5-2721
5-2753
To place order, have your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card ready and call toll-free 1-800-338-0376. A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering. We are required
by law to collect appropriate sales tax for each individual state, country, and locality to which
the merchandise is being sent. Items are subject to availability.
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Index
A
Accessory Information
56
Advanced Intercom Features
Answer ON/OFF 19
Answerer Setup 19
Answering a Call29
Answering System Operation
Answering System Solutions
C
34
43
51
B
Base - Set Local Area Codes17
Base Date/Time 16
Base Key Tone
19
Base Layout
11
Base Name
15
Base Ringer Tone 18
Base Ringer Volume
18
Base Ringers
17
Base Rings To Answer21
Base Speakerphone 30
Base Speakerphone Set Up 14
Base Unit
43, 45
Base VIP Melody Tone
18
Base Voice/Display Prompt Language15
Basic Operation29
Battery Safety Precautions 47
Battery Solutions 50
Before You Begin 8
Belt Clip and Optional Headset
46
Call Transfer
32
Call Waiting Caller ID
36
Caller ID24
Caller ID (CID)
36
Caller ID Solutions 49
Causes of Poor Reception 52
Changing a Stored Number 41
Changing the Battery
47
Changing the Outgoing
Announcement20
Charge/In Use Indicator29
Connecting an Optional Headset to the
Handset
46
Connecting the Base Station13
Connecting the Belt Clip
46
Cordless Handset 30
D
Date Format
16, 28
Delete Caller ID24
Deleting CID Records
39
Deleting Records Stored in Memory
Dialing a Caller ID Number 37
Dialing a Number from Memory
Digital Security System
9
Display Messages 48
41
41
E
Equipment Approval Information2
Erasing Messages 44
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Index
F
I
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement4
Flash
30
Forwarding Messages21
Forwarding Messages ON/OFF22
Important Installation Guidelines
9
Information for DECT Product
4
Inserting a Pause in the Dialing
Sequence 40
Installation
9
Installing the Backup Batteries on Base
Unit
13
Installing the Base Station 13
Installing the Handset Battery
12
Installing the Phone
12
Intercom Operation
33
Interference Information 3
Introduction
7
G
General Product Care
Global De-registration
52
31
H
Handset
44
Handset - Setting Local Area Codes29
Handset Date/Time27
Handset Display Prompt Language23
Handset Key Tone26
Handset Layout 10
Handset Messages Indicator43
Handset Name27
Handset Registration26
Handset Ringer Tone25
Handset Ringer Volume25
Handset Ringers25
Handset Sound Signals
48
Handset Telephone Set Up23
Handset VIP Melody26
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
3
Hold
31
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L
Language28
Leaving a Memo 45
Licensing
3
Limited Warranty 54
M
Making a Call29
Making an Intercom Call Memory 39
Memory Full
44
Message Playback43
Messages23
Mute
30
33
Index
N
Number of Retries22
Number Redial
30
Outgoing Announcement20
Storing Caller ID24
Storing CID Records (In CID Memory) 37
Storing CID Records in Internal
Memory
38
Storing the Last Number Dialed
40
P
T
O
Parts Checklist
Push to Talk
8
33
Telephone Jack Requirements
Telephone Solutions
49
Time Format
16, 28
Tone/Pulse
17
Transferring Memory
42
Troubleshooting Guide
49
Turning the Answerer(s) On or Off
R
Receiving an Incoming Call During an
Intercom Call
34
Receiving an Intercom Call 34
Receiving Caller ID24
Receiving CID Records
36
Recording the Outgoing
Announcement20
Remote Access 45
Reviewing a Stored Number40
Reviewing Call Records
37
Reviewing the Outgoing
Announcement20
Room Monitor28, 32
14
U
Using Intercom with External Telephone
Calls
34
Using the Soft Keys
14, 23
V
View Unit ID22
Volume
30
W
S
Screening Calls from the Base
Security Code21
Set Date/Time
16, 27
Set Forwarding Messages21
Speakerphone Volume
14
Storing a Name and Number in
Memory
39
8
43
Wall Mounting the Base
Warranty Assistance
14
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Model 28165
00027634 (Rev. 0 Dom E)
08-28
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