GE 00006068 Cordless Telephone User Manual

Model 27980
2.4 GHz Cordless
BedroomPhone™
User’s Guide
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
Handset Layout
display
CID/VOL
(buttons)
FORMAT
(button)
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.
CAUTION:
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: TO
PREVENT FIRE OR
ELECTRICAL SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
THE LIGHTNING
FLASH AND ARROW
HEAD WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WARNING SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
“DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE” INSIDE
THE PRODUCT.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
THE EXCLAMATION
POINT WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WARNING SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
IMPORTANT
INSTRUCTIONS
ACCOMPANYING
THE PRODUCT.
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
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.
Model 27980
00006068 (Rev. 1 DOM E)
07-21
Printed in China
Thomson Inc.
101 West 103rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290-1102
© 2007 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Marca(s) ® Registrada(s)
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
REDIAL
(button)
EXIT/TONE*
(button)
PAUSE#
(button)
CHAN/DELETE
(channel/delete
button)
FLASH/
CALL WAIT/
PROGRAM
(button)
mem
(memory button)
Base Layout
snooze
(button)
page
(button)
charge
(indicator)
Introduction
Equipment Approval Information
TALK/CALL BACK
(button)
ringer
switch
set
(button)
radio
channel
tuning
alarm 1
(button)
alarm 2
(button)
volume
control
off
(button)
headphone
jack
Parts Checklist
Make sure your package includes the following items:
new call
(indicator)
display
(button)
am/fm
(button)
sleep
(button)
audio
on/off
(button)
auxiliary
audio in
jack
radio presets
(buttons)
Installing the Phone
Installing the Handset Battery
AM Loop
antenna
Base
Battery
compartment
cover
Handset
battery
AC power
adaptor
Handset
Telephone line
cord
NOTE: You must connect the handset battery before use.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or personal
injury, use only the Thomson Inc. approved
Nickel-metal Hydride battery model 5-2705 that is
compatible with this unit.
1. Locate battery and battery door which are packaged together
inside a plastic bag and are separate from the handset.
2. Locate the battery compartment on the back of the handset.
3. 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.
battery
pack
Telephone Jack Requirements
To use this phone, you need an RJ11C type
modular telephone jack, which might look like
the one pictured here, installed in your home. If
you don’t have 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.
When you place the handset in the base, the unit verifies its security
code. After a power outage or battery replacement, you should place
the handset in the base for about 20 seconds to reset the code.
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 oven, or VCR. If such
interference continues, move the cordless telephone
farther away from these appliances. Certain other
communications devices may also use the 2.4 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 2.4 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.
PRESS DOWN
FIRMLY
red wire
black wire
NOTE: Alkaline (NEDA 1604A) batteries are
recommended. Carbon-zinc (NEDA 1604) batteries may
be used but memory holding time will be substantially
reduced. Memory holding time for a fresh alkaline
battery is approximately 3 months (if Wake System
is not activated), which should take care of short,
nuisance-type AC power failures. To preserve battery
life, the phone should remain plugged into an AC
electrical outlet. As the battery gets older, its voltage
drops and memory may be lost. Be sure to replace the
battery periodically. A backup battery is not included
with this telephone.
NOTE: If battery is not installed:
a) All alarm time setting memory will be lost if the unit is
unplugged for more than 60 seconds.
b) The clock will stop running during a power outage
period but will start running when power resumes. The
clock will blink to indicate that the time may not be
correct.
IMPORTANT: If storing this unit for more than 30 days,
remove the battery.
Base Setup
Real Time
NOTE: The telephone company sends the current time
and date with the Caller ID (CID) information. If you don’t
manually set the clock time, the unit automatically sets
the time and date when the first call is received.
NOTE: Press the set button at any time to skip to the
next set up step or press the off button to exit to the
main menu.
1. Press and release the set button until SET REAL TIME shows in the
display.
2. Press and release the tune + or - buttons to set the time in 1 minute
increments or press and hold to scroll quickly.
3. Press the set button to save. The unit moves to the month setting.
4. Press and release the tune + or - buttons to set the month in 1
month increments or press and hold to scroll quickly.
5. Press the set button to save. The unit moves to the day setting.
6. Press and release the tune + or - buttons to set the day in 1 day
increments or press and hold to scroll quickly.
7. Press the set button to save. CLK: AUTO 4MANU shows in the
display.
8. Use the tune + or - buttons to select 4AUTO.
9. Press the set button to save. KEYTONE: 4ON OFF shows in the
display.
10. Use the tune + or - buttons to select 4ON or 4OFF.
11. Press the set button to save and the unit returns to the main menu.
Clock Auto Update
If you have manually set the clock, the automatic clock update feature
is disabled. To reset the unit so that the clock will be updated at the
next incoming call;
1. Press the set button four times. CLK: AUTO 4MANU shows in the
display.
2. Use the tune + or - buttons to select 4AUTO.
3. Press the set button to save and the unit advances to the Keytone
setting menu.
Keytone Setting
If you wish to change the keytone setting;
1. Press the off button for 2 seconds.
2. Use the tune + or - buttons to select 4ON or 4OFF.
3. Press the set button to save and the unit returns to the main menu.
Display Backlight
use the display button to adjust the display brightness to desired
setting; low, medium, or high.
NOTE: The unit must be connected to an electrical outlet
to adjust display brightness.
Radio Operation
Connecting the Telephone Line
1. Press and release the audio on/off button to turn the radio on.
2.Press the am/fm button to the select the desired
broadcast band.
3. Press the tune + or - button to select a radio station / frequency.
4. Press the volume control to adjust the listening level (1 through 27).
5. To turn the radio off, press and release audio on/off.
Choose the best location to install your telephone. Your telephone
should be placed on a level surface, such as a desk or table top.
1. Plug one end of the straight telephone line cord into the PHONE
LINE jack on the base.
2. Plug the other end into a wall jack.
3. Set the RINGER switch on the handset to ON and place the handset
in the cradle on the base.
1. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
2. Press and hold a preset channel button (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) until you hear
a beep. The station’s frequency shows in the display and is stored on
that channel. The default channel is FM 100.9MHZ / AM 520.
3. If desired, repeat step 1 and 2 until all preset channels are
programmed.
4. Insert the battery pack.
5. Close the battery compartment by pushing the door up until it
snaps into place.
6. Place the handset in the charging cradle.
NOTE: The charge indicator (on the base) turns on when
the handset is on the cradle, to signal the battery is
charging.
Connecting the Electrical Power
1. Plug one end of the power adaptor cord into the back of the base.
2. Plug the other end into an electrical outlet.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of personal injury, fire, or
damage use only the 5-2608 and/or 5-2769 power
adaptor(s) listed in the user’s guide. This power
adaptor is intended to be correctly orientated in a
vertical or floor mount position.
Battery Backup
This telephone is equipped with a memory holding system powered by
a customer-installed 9-volt alkaline battery (not included).
When electrical power is interrupted, or the electrical line is
unplugged, the battery operates the clock to retain the time of day
and alarm settings in memory. When the unit is running on battery
power, the digital display does not light up; however, if wake time
occurs during the power interruption, the alarm buzzer sounds
(regardless of the type of alarm tone selected) if remaining battery
power is adequate. Normal operation resumes after electrical power
is restored.
To install the backup battery:
1. Open the battery compartment cover located on the bottom of the
base.
2. Connect a fresh 9-volt alkaline battery (not
- +
Battery clip
included). Interlock the large and small
contacts on the battery clip and the battery.
- +
Once connected, place the battery inside the
Battery
battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
Programming Preset Channels
Built-in AFC
The built-in Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) works only on FM
mode. It helps keep the radio locked onto the FM stations/frequencies.
FM stereo is a built-in function.
AM Antenna
If you want to listen to an AM frequency radio channel, you need to
connect the AM loop antenna to the jack on the back of the base.
FM Antenna
The power cord acts as your FM antenna. The power cord picks up
moderate to strong signals and eliminates the need for an external
antenna in most strong signal areas. Be sure the power cord is
stretched to its longest length. Do not coil or bunch the cord together.
Changing position of the power cord may improve reception.
Headphone Output
If the headphone jack is inserted into the headphone output jack on
the base unit, the speaker output will be automatically switched to the
headphone terminal.
Auxiliary Audio-In Jack
When the audio on/off button is turned on and an auxiliary audio-in
jack is inserted from an external audio source, the unit automatically
switches from broadcast to the external source and AUXILIARY AUDIO
shows on the display.
When the auxiliary audio-in jack is removed from the unit, the unit will automatically switch off and return to stand-by mode.
NOTE: To switch between the external audio source and
radio mode, press and hold the audio on/off key for 2
seconds.
Handset Setup
Programmable Menus
There are five programmable menus available: Language, Local
Area Code, Ringer Tone, Tone/Pulse and Factory Default. When you
program these settings, make sure the phone is OFF (not in talk mode).
Pressing the EXIT/TONE* button will remove you from the menu
selection process without changing the feature you are in.
Display Language
1. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button until 1ENG 2FRA
3ESP shows in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button or the handset number pad to
select 1 (English), 2 (French), or 3 (Spanish). The default setting is
1ENG.
3. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button to save and to
advance to the next menu feature.
Local Area Code
If you enter your local 3-digit area code in the area code menu, your
local area code does not display on the Caller ID (CID) list. Instead, you
only see the local 7-digit number. Calls received from outside your
local area code will display the full 10-digit number.
1. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button until AREA CODE - - shows in the display.
2. Use the handset number pad to enter your 3-digit area code. The
default setting is - - -.
NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the CHAN/DELETE button
to erase the incorrect area code and repeat step 2.
3. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button to save and to
advance to the next menu feature.
Ringer Tone
1. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button until RINGER TONE
shows in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button or the handset number pad (1-3)
to enter your selection from Ringer Tone 1, 2, or 3. The default
setting is RINGER TONE 1.
3. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button to save and to
advance to the next menu feature.
Tone/Pulse
1. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button until 1 TONE 2 PULSE
shows in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button or the handset number pad to
enter your selection. The default setting is 1 TONE.
3. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button to save and to
advance to the next menu feature.
Factory Default
This feature allows you to restore the handset’s original features.
1. Press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button until DEFAULT shows
in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button to switch between YES or NO. The
default setting is NO.
3. Press FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM to save. You will hear a
confirmation tone.
Alarm Setup
NOTE: Press the off button at any time to exit setup
menu and leave settings unchanged.
Set Alarm Type
This Bedroom Phone is equipped with two alarms. The alarms can be
set independently to either radio or buzzer.
1. Press and hold alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for two seconds. A tone
will sound and the current alarm status is displayed.
2. Press the button again to select the desired type of alarm (radio,
buzzer or alarm off). The corresponding icon shows in the display. A
music note indicates that the alarm is set to radio, a bell indicates
that the alarm is set to buzzer.
3. Press the set button to save and confirm setting. SET ALARM TIME
shows in display. Refer to step 3 of the Set Alarm Time section for
further instructions. - OR If no action is taken, unit will exit menu and return to stand-by mode.
Set Alarm Time
1. Press and hold the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for two seconds.
2. Press the set button.
3. Use the tune + or - button to set the wake time. Press and hold to
quickly increase or decrease the increments.
4. Press the set button to save and confirm setting. ALARM LENGTH
shows in display. Refer to step 3 of the Set Alarm Time section for
further instructions. - OR If no action is taken, unit will exit menu and return to stand-by mode.
Set Alarm Length
1. Press and hold the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for two seconds.
2. Press the set button twice.
3. Press the tune + or - button to set the length time. Alarm length can
be set from 15 minutes to 2 hours.
4. Press the set button to save and confirm setting. The display shows
ALARM 1 (or 2), or if in Radio Alarm mode the most recently tuned
channel. Refer to step 3 of the Set Radio Alarm Preset Channel
section for further instructions. - OR If no action is taken, unit will exit menu and return to stand-by mode.
Set Radio Alarm Preset Channel
1. Press and hold the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for two seconds.
2. Press the set button three times.
3. Press the tune + or - button to scroll through the preset (1-5) channels to select a channel for the alarm. The frequency
shows on the display. If no radio preset button is pressed, the
channel for the alarm will be the most recent tuned channel.
4. Press the set button to save and confirm setting. ALARM 1 (or 2) VOL
= XX shows on the display, XX is the most recent selected volume
level. Refer to step 3 of the Set Alarm Volume section for further
instructions. - OR If no action is taken, unit will exit menu and return to stand-by mode.
Set Alarm Volume
1. Press and hold the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button for two seconds.
2. Press the set button four times.
3. Press volume up or down button to select desired volume level (1
through 27).
4. Press the set button to save and confirm setting and unit will return
to idle model.
Turning Off the Alarms
After the wake mode is activated, to turn off the alarm, press the off, alarm 1, or alarm 2 buttons. The alarm setting is retained and comes
on the next day.
NOTE: If you do not want the alarm to be activated on
the next day press and hold the alarm 1, or alarm 2
button while in standby mode, until ALARM1 (or 2) OFF
shows in the display.
Setting the Snooze Timer
1. Press and release the set button.
2. Press and release the snooze button. SNOOZE TIMER shows in
the display.
3. Press and release the tune + or - button to set the snooze time in
1 minute increments up to 59 minutes or press and hold to scroll
through the snooze time settings quickly. (The default is 9 minutes.)
4. Press the set button to save the snooze setting.
Snooze Timer
After the wake mode is activated, you can silence it by pressing the
snooze button. You may use the snooze feature repeatedly.
NOTE: The alarm icon will blink while snooze mode is
active.
Using the Sleep Timer
Use the sleep timer to play the radio for a desired amount of time
(increments of 15 minutes up to two hours), and then have it shut off
automatically. The default sleep time is 59 minutes.
1. Press the sleep button repeatedly to select the desired sleep
timer setting. Each press of the button will decrease the setting by
15 minutes.
2. The radio turns on automatically and the timer starts after you’ve
selected the desired setting.
NOTE: To review the current sleep timer setting, press
and release the sleep button.
3. To cancel the sleep timer and turn the radio off, press snooze or
audio on/off.
Telephone Operation
NOTE: When the handset has picked up the telephone
line, PHONE IN USE displays on the base unit. Also, if
your house has parallel phone connected to the same
telephone and when the parallel phone is using the
telephone line, LINE IN USE displays on the base unit.
Making a Call
1. Press the TALK/CALL BACK button and dial the desired number.
-OR To perform preview dial, dial the number first then press the TALK/
CALL BACK button.
2. To hang up, press the TALK/CALL BACK button or place the handset
in the base cradle.
IMPORTANT: If the power in your home goes out, the
backup battery powers only the base, NOT the phone.
Redial
Press the REDIAL button to quickly dial the last number you called (up
to 32 digits).
If you get a busy signal, and want to keep dialing the number, press
REDIAL to dial the number again.
Receiving a Call
1. To answer a call press the TALK/CALL BACK button on the handset
before you begin speaking.
2. To hang up, press the TALK/CALL BACK button or place the handset
in the base cradle.
NOTE: The radio will automatically mute to allow ring
tone for incoming call or whenever the phone is in use.
If desired, press the audio on/off button to unmute radio
during a call.
Flash
If you subscribe to the combined Call Waiting Caller ID service from
your local telephone company you will receive Caller ID information
(if available) on Call Waiting calls. During a phone call, you will hear
a beep to indicate another call is waiting on the line and Caller ID
information for the waiting call shows on the handset display. To
connect the waiting call, press the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM
button on the handset and your original call is put on hold. You may
switch back and forth between the two calls by pressing the FLASH/
CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button.
TIP: Do not use the TALK/CALL BACK button to activate
custom calling services such as call waiting, or you’ll
hang up the phone.
Handset Volume
When the TALK/CALL BACK button is depressed to make a call, press
the CID/VOL (3 or 4) on the handset to adjust the volume of the
handset’s earpiece. There are four settings. Press the right arrow to
increase the volume and left arrow to decrease the volume. You will
see the volume setting on the handset display. VOL 4 is the maximum
and VOL 1 is the minimum.
Channel Button
While talking on the phone, you might need to manually change the
channel in order to reduce static caused by applicances, such as baby
monitors, garage door openers, microwave ovens, or other cordless
phones. Press and release the CHAN/DELETE button to move to the
next clear channel.
Temporary Tone
This feature is useful only if you have pulse (rotary) service. Temporary
Tone Dialing enables pulse (rotary) service phone users to access
touchtone services offered by banks, credit card companies, etc. For
example, when you call your bank you may need to enter your bank
account number. Temporarily switching to touchtone mode allows you
to send your number.
1. Dial the telephone number and wait for the line to connect.
2. When your call is answered, press the EXIT/TONE* button on the
handset to temporarily change from pulse dialing to tone dialing.
3. Follow the automated instructions to get the information you need.
4. Hang up the handset and the phone automatically returns to pulse
(rotary) dialing mode.
Exit
Press the EXIT/TONE* button to cancel any command you initiated.
Ringer Switch
The RINGER switch must be ON for the handset to ring during
incoming calls.
Paging the Handset
This feature helps to locate a misplaced handset.
Press the page button on the base. The handset will beep for about
two minutes or until you press TALK on the handset or press the page
button on the base.
NOTE: You can still page the handset if the ringer is
turned off. If the handset battery is dead, the Paging
feature will not work.
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.
Time
Date
Number of calls
Deleting All CID Records
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button to display any Caller ID record.
3. Press and hold the CHAN/DELETE button until unit beeps DELETE
ALL? shows in the display.
4. Press CHAN/DELETE again to erase all records. You will hear a
confirmation tone. The display shows NO CALLS.
NOTE: Press the EXIT/TONE* key to return to the standby
mode.
Memory
Store up to ten 24-digit numbers in memory for quick dialing. This
memory feature is in addition to the 40 Caller ID records that can be
stored in memory.
Storing a Name and Number in Memory
Caller ID phone number
Caller ID name
This unit receives and displays information transmitted by your local
phone company. This information can include the phone number,
date, and time; or the name, phone number, date, and time.
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 already
on the phone, a beep indicates the presence of a Call Waiting call
on the line. Only the handset that is in use at the time of the call will
display and store the Call Waiting Caller ID information.
• When you hear the call waiting beep in the handset receiver, press
the FLASH/CALL WAIT/PROGRAM button to put the current call
on hold and answer the incoming call. Press FLASH/CALL WAIT/
PROGRAM again to return to the original call.
Receiving CID Records
When you receive a call, the Caller ID information is transmitted
between the first and second ring. The Caller ID information appears
on the display while the phone rings, giving you a chance to monitor
the information and decide whether or not to answer the call.
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 40 most recent calls you received so
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. Calls received
since your last review show as NEW in the display. Calls that have not
been previously reviewed but were received from the same number
more than once show as REPT in the display.
Reviewing Caller ID Records
As calls are received and stored, the display is updated to let you know
how many calls have been received.
• Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
• Press the CID/VOL (3) button to scroll through the call records from
the most recent to the oldest.
• Press the CID/VOL (4) 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 CID/VOL (3 or 4) button to display the desired Caller ID
record.
3. Press the TALK/CALL BACK 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 button to
adjust the number, and try again.
Available formats include:
Number of digits Explanation Example
Eleven digits
long distance code “1”
1-317-888-8888
+3-digit area code
+7-digit telephone number.
Ten digits
3-digit area code +
7-digit telephone number.
317-888-8888
Seven digits
7-digit telephone number.
888-8888
Storing CID Records in Internal Memory
You may also store CID information in the phone’s internal memory.
NOTE: It is important that you format CID records
correctly BEFORE storing in internal memory as you
cannot reformat CID records stored in memory.
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in talk mode).
2. Press the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button until the desired Caller ID record
is displayed.
3. Press the MEM button.
4. Press a number (0-9) to store the number in that memory location. You will hear a confirmation tone. Example, press the number 1 key
to store the record in memory location 1.
NOTE: If the memory location is occupied, REPLACE
MEMO? is displayed, and you must confirm replacement
by pressing the MEM button.
NOTE: Press the EXIT/TONE* button once to keep the
previous setting (making no changes) and return to the
menu.
NOTE: If the selected CID record contains any information
that is non-numeric, the unit will not allow this record to
transfer to the internal user memory. The handset will
display UNABLE TO STORE.
To Replace a Stored CID Record
1. Repeat steps 1 through 4 in Storing CID Records in Internal Memory.
After you enter the memory location, REPLACE MEMO? shows in
the display.
2. Press the MEM button again, and the new Caller ID record replaces
the old memory in that location. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Deleting a CID Record
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button to display the CID record you
want to delete.
3. Press CHAN/DELETE. The display shows DELETE CALL ID?.
4. Press CHAN/DELETE again to erase the record and the next Caller
ID record shows in the display. You will hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: Press the EXIT/TONE* key to return to the standby
mode.
1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MEM button.
3. Press a number (0-9) to store the dialed number in that memory
location. If the memory location is occupied, the memory location
and stored name and number appear on the screen.
NOTE: If the memory location is occupied, the memory
location number and stored name and telephone number
shows in the display. If the memory location is empty,
EMPTY shows in the display.
4. Press the MEM button again. The display shows ENTER NAME.
NOTE: If you don’t want to enter the name, skip step 5.
5. Use the handset number keypad to enter a name (up to 15
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, and 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 CHAN/DELETE
button to backspace and erase the wrong character(s)
or number(s).
6. Press the MEM button again to save the name. The display shows
ENTER TEL NUMBR.
7. Use the touch-tone pad to enter the telephone number you want to
store (up to 24 digits).
NOTE: The system treats PAUSES as delays or spaces in
the dialing sequence.
Changing the Handset Battery
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or personal
injury, use only the Thomson Inc. approved
Nickel-metal Hydride battery model 5-2705 that is
compatible with this unit.
1. Make sure the telephone is OFF (not in TALK mode) before you
replace battery.
2. Remove the battery compartment door.
3. Disconnect the battery plug from the jack inside the battery
compartment and remove the battery pack from the handset.
4. Insert the new battery pack and connect the cord to the jack inside
the battery compartment.
5. Put the battery compartment door back on.
6. Place handset in the base 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 Nickelmetal Hydride 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.
Display and Caller ID Messages
The following indicators show the status of a message or of the unit.
BLOCKED CALL
The person is calling from a number that has been
blocked from transmission.
BLOCKED NAME
The persons name is blocked from transmission.
BLOCKED NUMBER
The person is calling from a number that has been
blocked from transmission.
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 a Caller ID record.
DELETED
Prompt confirming the Caller ID record is erased.
8. Press MEM again to store the number. You will hear a confirmation
tone.
EMPTY
END OF LIST
1. Repeat steps 1 through 6 in Storing a Name and Number in
Memory.
2. Press the REDIAL button.
3. Press the MEM button to store the number. You will hear a
confirmation tone.
To replace an old number with a new redial number:
1. Repeat steps 1 through 6 in Storing a Name and Number in
Memory.
2. Press the REDIAL button.
3. Press the MEM button, and REPLACE MEMO? shows in the display.
4. Press the MEM button again to replace the old number with the
new number. You will hear a confirmation tone.
ENTER NAME
Storing the Last Number Dialed
Inserting a Pause in the Dialing Sequence
Press and hold the PAUSE# button for two seconds to insert a delay in
the dialing sequence of a stored telephone number. A pause is needed
to wait for a dial tone (for example after you dial 9 for an outside
line, or to 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 and hold the PAUSE# button for two
seconds, release and repeat.
Changing a Stored Number
1. Repeat steps 1 through 7 in Storing a Name and Number in
Memory. REPLACE MEMO? shows in the display.
2. Press the MEM button to store the number. You will hear a
confirmation tone.
Reviewing and Deleting Stored Numbers
1. Press the MEM button.
2. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button to scroll to the desired memory
location or press the desired memory location (0-9).
3. While the entry is displayed, press the CHAN/DELETE button to
delete the entry. The display shows DELETE?.
4. Press CHAN/DELETE again to confirm. The display shows DELETED.
You will hear a confirmation tone.
Dialing a Stored Number
1. Make sure the phone is ON by pressing the TALK/CALL BACK button.
2. Press the MEM button.
3. Press the number (0-9) for the desired memory location. The
number dials automatically.
-OR1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode).
2. Press the MEM button.
3. Use the CID/VOL (3 or 4) button to scroll through the numbers
stored in memory until the desired number is shown.
4. Press TALK/CALL BACK. The number dials automatically.
Chain Dialing from Memory
Use this feature to make calls which require a sequence of numbers,
such as using a calling card for a frequently called long distance
number. You simply dial each part of the number sequence from
memory. The following example shows how you can use chain dialing
to make a call through a long distance service:
The Number For
Long distance access number
Authorization code
Frequently called long distance number
Memory Location
7
8
9
1. Make sure the phone is ON by pressing the TALK/CALL BACK button.
2. Press the MEM button and then press the 7 key.
3. When you hear the access tone, press MEM again and then press
the 8 key.
4. At the next access tone, press MEM and then the 9 key.
TIP: Wait for the access tones before pressing the MEM
button, or your call may not go through.
ENTER TEL NUMBR
INCOMPLETE DATA
LOW BATTERY NEW
NO CALLS
NO DATA
PAGING
PRESS TALK KEY
REPT
UNKNOWN NAME/
CALLER/NUMBER Indicates a memory location is vacant.
Indicates that there is no additional information in
Caller ID memory.
Prompt telling you to enter the name for one of the 10
memory locations.
Prompt telling you to enter the telephone number for
one of the 10 memory locations.
Caller information has been interrupted during
transmission or the phone line is excessively noisy.
Indicates the battery pack needs charged.
Indicates call or calls have not been reviewed.
Indicates no calls have been received.
No Caller ID information was received.
The PAGE button has been pressed on the base.
Indicates the CID number is a Direct Dial Number
(DDN) and cannot be formatted.
Repeat call message. Indicates that a new call from
the same number was received more than once.
The incoming call is from an area not
serviced by Caller ID or the information
was not sent.
Handset Sound Signals
Signal
A long warbling tone (with ringer on)
Three short beeps (several times)
Single beep every 7 seconds
Meaning
Signals an incoming call
Page signal
Low battery warning
Troubleshooting Guide
Cordless Phone Solutions
No dial tone
• Check installation:
Make sure the base power cord is connected to a working electrical outlet.
Make sure the telephone line cord is connected to the base unit and the wall
phone jack.
• Connect another phone to the same modular jack; if the second phone doesn’t
work, the problem might be with your wiring or local service.
• The handset may be out of range of the base. Move closer to the base.
• Make sure the battery is properly charged (for 16 hours).
• Ensure the battery pack is installed correctly.
• Did the handset beep when you pressed the TALK/CALL BACK button? Did the
charge/in use indicator come on? The battery may need to be charged.
• Place the handset in the base for at least 20 seconds.
Handset does not ring
• Make sure the RINGER switch on the handset is turned ON.
• Move closer to the base. The handset may be out of range.
• You may have too many extension phones on your line. Try unplugging some phones.
• Check for a dial tone.
You experience static, noise, or fading in and out • Change channels. • Move closer to base. The handset might be out of range.
• Relocate the base. Make sure base is not plugged into an electrical outlet with
another household appliance.
• Charge the battery.
Unit beeps
• Place handset in base for 20 seconds; if it still beeps, charge battery for 16 hours.
• Clean the charging contacts on handset and base with a soft cloth.
• See solutions for “No dial tone.”
• Replace the battery.
Memory Dialing doesn’t work
• Make sure you programmed 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.
Caller ID Solutions
No Display
• The battery must be fully charged. Try replacing the battery.
• Make sure that the unit is connected to a non-switched electrical outlet.
Disconnect the unit from the wall and plug it in again.
• You must be subscribed to Caller ID service from your local telephone company
in order to receive Caller ID records.
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
either the presence of noise on the line, or that an invalid message has been sent
from the telephone company.
Causes of Poor Reception
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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.
General Product Care
To keep your telephone 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 unit and other rough treatment.
• Clean with a soft cloth and 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.
Service
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or 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 request that you
disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
This product may be serviced only by the manufacturer or its authorized service
agents. 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
service, 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 the 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.
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 or, at our option, a refurbished 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
•Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered
by the warranty.
•Insure your shipment for loss or damage. Thomson Inc accepts no liability in
case of damage or loss.
•A new or refurbished 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.
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.
Accessory Information
DESCRIPTION
Replacement Handset Battery Pack
CATALOG NO.
5-2705
AC Power Adaptor
5-2769
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.