Freestyle 80 Plus user guide
Freestyle 80 Plus
Freestyle 80 Plus
User guide
Please open this page for an ‘At a glance’ guide
to your Freestyle 80 Plus.
At a glance
Does not extend, do not
pull out.
Ring mode switch
Sets the handset ringer
on or off.
see page 11
Secrecy button (and light)
When pressed, it stops the
caller hearing you.
see page 14
Recall button
For use with PBXs and
Select Services.
see page 12
Quickdial button
Allows you to store and dial up
to 10 numbers in the memory.
see page 12
1471 button
Lets you hear the
telephone number of the last
person who called you.
see page 18
Batt low light
Flashes when the handset
battery is low.
see page 9
Charging contacts
Channel seeker button
Selects the best alternative
radio frequency if interference
occurs during a call.
see page 11
Call Waiting button
To switch between two callers
when Call Waiting has been
ordered from BT Select
see page 16
Call Waiting Call My Bill
Redial button
Redials the last number dialled.
see page 14
Call My Bill button
Press for billing information.
see page 17
Talk standby button
(and light)
For making or receiving a call.
see page 10
Mains power
see page 7
12V AC
Base unit ringer volume
Switch between Hi, Lo or Off.
see page 11
Telephone line
cord socket
see page 7
Tel Mode switch
Allows you to select Tone or Pulse dialling.
see page 11
Freestyle 80 Plus
Back-up battery
Holds 8 x AAA batteries.
see page 6
Base unit telescopic aerial
Power light
Lights up red when the mains
power is on.
see page 9
In-use light
Comes on when the handset
is in use.
see page 10
Battery charging
Charging light
Comes on when the handset
batteries are being charged.
see page 9
Page button and light
Press to page the handset
see page 15
In this guide
At a glance
Setting up
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
BT Select Services
Technical information
Wall mounting
Customer Helpline
Should you have problems with your Freestyle 80
Plus, call the BT Helpline from 9.00am to 5.30pm
Monday to Friday on Lo-call 0345 697146.
Calls will be charged at local rate.
Hints and tips boxes
In this user guide, we’ve included helpful tips and
useful notes. They are shown in a grey box.
Your Freestyle 80 Plus has been designed
for ease of use and made to the very high standards set by BT.
We thank you for making the right choice and
expect that you will have many years of
quality service.
Please read the instructions carefully before
use and keep this user guide for future
For your records
Date of purchase:
Emergency calls
The emergency services can be contacted in the UK
by dialling 999. You may also dial 112, which is
valid in any country that is a member of the
European community.
As the Freestyle 80 Plus is a mains-powered
cordless telephone, there are certain situations
where you may not be able to make an emergency
• If there is severe radio interference.
Place of purchase:
• If the handset batteries fail.
Serial number:
• If there is a power cut and there are no back-up
batteries in the base unit.
(on the underside of the machine)
Purchase price:
For warranty purposes, proof of purchase is
required, so please keep your receipt.
If your Freestyle 80 Plus is connected to a PBX
(private branch exchange switchboard), you may
have to dial an access number before 999 to
contact the emergency services.
Some switchboards cannot dial out during a power
Setting up
Like all cordless phones, your Freestyle 80 Plus
handset will need charging for 24 hours before use.
1 Handset aerial
3 Insert battery (for back-up only)
Remember that
the flat ends of the
batteries should be
pressed against the
If your Freestyle 80 Plus is your only phone, you
should fit back-up batteries so that it can always
be used in emergencies.
Your Freestyle 80 Plus uses a compact aerial
which does not pull out.
2 Check your telephone wall
To fit back-up batteries, slide the cover off
towards the right and insert 8 new AAA
alkaline batteries (not supplied) as shown in
the diagram above. The power light on the
base unit light up. The battery removal
ribbon should be placed under the lower
layer of batteries. Pulling the ribbon will help
you remove of the batteries when they need
replacing. Replace the battery compartment
Back-up batteries will only engage when the
battery compartment cover is correctly replaced.
If you do not have a modern phone socket,
call BT on Freefone 0800 800 150 and ask
for an engineer to come and fit the right
socket within two metres of a mains socket.
Good quality, fresh batteries should last about
six months. To ensure constant battery backup, replace the batteries every six months.
Setting up
In the event of power failure, the batteries will
give you up to one hour talk time or seven hours
on standby.
4 Plug the power cable into the
back of the base unit
12V AC
1 Do not use any power supply except the one
provided, otherwise you could permanently
damage your Freestyle 80 Plus.
2 Your Freestyle 80 Plus should not be fitted
in wet or damp conditions, for example in a
bathroom. Also, the handset should not be
left out in the rain.
3 There is a slight chance that your phone
could be damaged by an electrical storm.
We recommend that you unplug the base
unit from the mains during storms.
5 Connect the base unit
three-pin adaptor to a power
Like all cordless phones, your Freestyle 80 Plus
handset will need charging for 24 hours before use.
6 Plug the phone into the BT
Plug the mains power cable into the socket
on the back of your Freestyle 80 Plus.
You can now use the telephone and store
numbers in the memory.
Setting up
7 Extend the base unit
telescopic aerial
8 To wall-mount your product
Extend the base unit telescopic aerial on your
Freestyle 80 Plus (as shown below) to ensure
the best possible signal and reception.
To plan the location of the base unit
12V AC
For the best reception
Try to avoid putting the telescopic aerial near
other electrical appliances, fluorescent lights and
large metallic objects such as cookers, radiators
and garage doors as these may cause interference
and reduce the quality of your calls.
(See ‘Wall mounting’, page 29.)
Your Freestyle 80 Plus works by sending and
receiving radio signals between the base unit
and the handset. The strength of the signal
depends on where you site the base unit and
how the aerial is deployed. The higher the
base unit is located, the better. An upstairs
room is ideal. The following points should be
• It should be within easy reach of a mains
socket and a telephone socket. A new-style
telephone socket is required for this product.
If you do not have one, call us on Freefone
0800 800 150.
• Try to avoid locations near metallic
obstructions or electrical appliances, such
as TV sets, fridges, computers, fluorescent
lights, radiators, metal pipes and metal
window frames.
• The Freestyle 80 Plus can be wall mounted
by using the bracket and screws supplied;
see page 31 for template.
Setting up
9 To charge the handset
When you first use your Freestyle 80 Plus, the
rechargeable batteries in the handset need
charging for 24 hours.
• Make sure you have connected your
Freestyle 80 Plus to the mains power supply,
see steps 4 and 5, page 7.
• Make sure the red POWER light is on.
• Place the handset on the base unit, ensuring
the contacts are touching. The CHARGING
light comes on.
• The charging light will remain constantly lit
while the handset is on the base unit.
As a rule, placing the handset on the base unit
overnight will keep the batteries fully charged
for all normal use.
When fully charged and in good condition, the
handset batteries will provide up to 5 hours
continuous talk time or 72 hours standby.
If the batteries are running low, the handset will
beep every few seconds and the BATT LOW light
will flash.
If you are making a call and the batteries are
running low, the handset will give a series of beeps.
Place the handset on the base unit to recharge.
Mains power adaptor
The Freestyle 80 Plus must only be used with the
adaptor supplied.
Using any other adaptor will result in noncompliance with EN60950:1992, and will
invalidate the approval given to this apparatus.
Battery care
Batteries cannot be overcharged. However, leaving
the handset on the base unit all the time can
deteriorate rechargeable batteries. To get the
longest possible life from your batteries, take the
handset off the base for a few hours each day.
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
Making and receiving calls
The handset range is up to 250 metres from
the base unit in ideal conditions. If you start to
go out of range while using the phone, you
will hear warning beeps. If you do not come
back in range, your call will be disconnected.
To make a call
• Lift the handset off the base.
• Press the TALK button. The TALK light
comes on and the handset buttons illuminate.
The IN USE light on the base unit comes on.
• Listen for the dialling tone.
• Dial the number you want.
To switch from Pulse to Tone dialling
during a call
If you are connected to a pulse dialling
exchange, you can still use services such as
phone banking that require tone dialling.
• Call the telephone number you want, in
pulse mode as usual.
• When you have been connected, press the ✱
button on the keypad to set your telephone
to tone dialling for the duration of the call.
• When you hang up, your Freestyle 80 Plus
will automatically switch back to pulse
To receive a call
If you do not hear a dialling tone after pressing
the TALK button, wait a few seconds. On a few
exchanges, there may be a delay.
To end a call
• Press the TALK button.
• Replace the handset on the base.
When the phone rings:
• If your handset is on the base unit, simply
pick it up to answer the call.
• If your handset is off the base, press the
TALK button to answer the call.
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
To set the ringer switch
An Inductive Coupler has been built into the
handset to improve sound quality for people using
hearing aids. Switch your hearing aid to T and
adjust the position of the handset until you get the
best reception.
To use the channel seeker
Your Freestyle 80 Plus automatically scans
all the available radio channels for quality of
reception, and selects the best one to use.
If you get interference during your call, press
the CHANNEL SEEKER button to select a
different channel.
(Located at the back of the base unit)
You can set the ringer to HI, LO or OFF.
If the base unit ringer is switched OFF, the
handset will still ring provided the handset
ringer is not switched to OFF.
To set the tel mode switch
(Located at the back of the base unit)
The tel mode switch selects tone or pulse
dialling and earth or time break recall:
To adjust the handset ringer
The ring mode switch on the side of the
handset can be set to either:
• ON (handset rings); or
• OFF (handset does not ring).
• T-TB – Your Freestyle 80 Plus is preset to
this position. Most modern exchanges use
tone dialling and time break recall for faster
dialling, and for services such as BT Select
Services and telephone banking.
• P-E – If you dial a number when your
Freestyle 80 Plus is set to T-TB or T-E and
you continue to hear the dialling tone, you
may be connected to an older pulse
dialling exchange. Set the switch to P-E
(pulse dialling).
• T-E – This setting is for use if you are
connected to a tone dialling PBX (private
branch exchange) that uses earth recall.
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
To insert a Pause
Using the memory to store and
dial numbers
With some switchboards, after dialling the
access code you have to wait a moment while
the switchboard picks up an outside line. If so,
to insert a pause you need to press the
REDIAL button before keying in the telephone
Your Freestyle 80 Plus handset can store up to
ten separate phone numbers. You can then
dial each number by pressing just two buttons.
To use the Recall button
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press one of the 0-9 buttons to set the
location code under which your phone
number will be stored.
• Dial the number you want to store.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button. You hear a
confirmation beep. The number is stored.
This button signals either time break recall or
earth recall depending on the setting of the
TEL MODE switch. If you are connected to a
PBX, contact your PBX supplier for further
information. The recall button, when set to
time break recall, T-TB, is also used for BT
Select Services. For further information, see
page 16.
To store a number in the memory
Repeat these steps for any other numbers you
want to store, using a different 0-9 location
code for each one.
Storing a number in the memory automatically
overwrites any previous number stored under the
same location code.
Stored numbers can include switchboard and
network services that use the ✱ and # buttons as
well as PAUSE and RECALL functions.
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
Quickdial directory label
Use the handset’s directory label to keep a record
of which 0-9 location code you have used for each
You can take out the label by removing the
handset battery compartment cover and sliding
out the label’s clear plastic cover.
To dial a stored number
• Press the TALK button.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press the 0-9 location code under
which the number you want is stored.
The number is dialled automatically.
To store a number of more than 20 digits
• Press the QUICKDIAL button.
• Press one of the 0-9 buttons to set the
location code under which your phone
number will be stored.
Dial the first 20 digits.
Press the QUICKDIAL button. You hear a
confirmation beep. The number is stored.
Press the QUICKDIAL button again.
Press another 0-9 button to select a
second location code under which to
store the remaining digits.
Dial the remaining digits.
Press the QUICKDIAL button. You hear a
confirmation beep. The rest of the
number is stored.
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
To dial a stored number of more than
20 digits
• Press the TALK button.
• Press the QUICKDIAL button, then the first
0-9 location code number. The number
begins dialling automatically.
• When the first part of the number has been
dialled, press the QUICKDIAL button again,
then the second 0-9 location code number.
The rest of the number is dialled.
You can mix manual and memory dialling as
required. For example, you can dial the
area code 0181 380 from the memory and then
complete the number manually.
Using the Secrecy button
During a call, you may want to say something
to another person nearby without your caller
hearing you.
• Press the SECRECY button. The SECRECY
light flashes. You can hear the caller, but
they cannot hear you.
• Press the SECRECY button again to resume
your conversation. The SECRECY light stops
Last number redial
Freestyle 80 Plus remembers the last number
called and enables easy redialling.
To redial the last number called
To change a number
Any existing number stored in the memory
can be overwritten by entering a new number
under the same location code. Simply follow
the steps shown in ‘To store a number in the
memory’, page 12.
• Press the TALK button and wait for a
dialling tone.
• Press the REDIAL button. The number is
dialled automatically.
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
Paging the handset
You can page the handset from the base to let
the handset user know they are wanted. You
cannot hold a conversation between the base
unit and the handset.
To page the handset
• Press the PAGE button on the base unit.
Both the handset and the base unit will beep.
The base unit PAGE light flashes.
The SECRECY light on the handset flashes.
Your Freestyle 80 Plus automatically returns
to standby after about one minute.
You cannot page the handset while it is being used
on a call.
An incoming call will override a page call and the
handset will ring as normal.
When th ringer switch is set to OFF, the handset
will not ring.
BT Select Services
If you are connected to a digital exchange,
you can subscribe to a range of BT Select
Services. If you wish to subscribe to any of
these services contact us on Freefone
0800 800 152 business, 150 residential,
8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Call Waiting
Call Waiting
When you have spoken to the second caller
you can return to the first caller by pressing
the CALL WAITING button again. You can
switch back and forth between the two calls
without disconnecting either if you wish.
The second caller will only be charged for
their call from the moment you answer and
not while they are waiting for your initial
If an incoming call arrives while you are
already engaged on a telephone call you
will hear a soft beep every 5 seconds
(This beep is not audible to the person you
are speaking to.)
Instead of the engaged tone the second caller
will hear an announcement to hold on as you
are aware there is a second call.
You can answer the second call, without
disconnecting your first caller, by pressing
the CALL WAITING button. The first caller
will be put on hold.
Three Way Calling
Three Way Calling allows you to hold a
conference with two other telephones, or to
make a second private telephone call without
disconnecting your first call.
It doesn’t matter if the first call is incoming or
outgoing, but the second call must be made
from your telephone.
BT Select Services
Call Diversion
Charge Advice
Call Diversion allows you to set up your
telephone to divert calls to another telephone
at a different location. If you are going to be
away from your home or place of work and at
a known location, your calls can be forwarded.
Three divert options are available:
• All calls.
• Any calls unanswered within 15 seconds.
• Calls that come in when your telephone is
You can set up your telephone to inform you
of the charge for an individual call or for all
calls. When you have finished a call, the
exchange rings you back and tells you the
length of the call and the charge. There is no
rental charge for this service but you are
charged for the call back.
When Call Diversion is on, you will hear an
intermittent dialling tone. You can still use
your telephone to make calls.
Call Barring
Call Barring helps prevent unauthorised calls,
with a wide range of options available.
You can also stop incoming calls if you do not
want to be disturbed.
Reminder Calls
You can set your telephone like an alarm
clock to wake you up or remind you of an
appointment. There is no rental charge.
Each reminder costs a few pence, whether
you answer it or not.
Call My Bill
This feature gives you the cost of calls
recorded on your telephone number since
your last bill.
Before phoning the Call My Bill service you require
your BT customer number. This can be found on
the top right-hand corner of your phone bill.
To use Call My Bill
Call My Bill
• Lift the handset.
• Press the TALK button and wait for a
dialling tone.
• Press the CALL MY BILL button. The call
is answered by a recorded voice message.
• Follow the instuctions given by the voice.
• When you finished your call press the
TALK button or replace the handset.
BT Select Services
This free service lets you easily find who
called your number last.
To use the 1471 feature
• Lift the handset.
• Press the TALK button and wait for a
dialling tone.
• Press the 1471 button. You hear the number
of your last caller announced and the time
they called. If a call is made and the caller
withholds their number, the time of the call
is still stored but not the number.
• Press the TALK button again – or replace
the handset on the base – to return to
To withhold your own number
Dial 141
141 before
before you
dial the
You will need
need to
to do
If you have any problems using your Freestyle 80 Plus, this
section will give you the most common, easy to follow solutions.
Telephone problems
Possible cause
• No dialling tone.
Telephone not connected to telephone line.
• Telephone will not dial out.
Mains disconnected and back-up batteries
are not installed or are flat.
Replace handset on base unit for 10 seconds
and try again. If this does not work,
disconnect the handset battery from the
handset for 10 minutes. Also disconnect the
mains power and back-up batteries. Then
reconnect the battery and reconnect the base
unit to the mains, then replace the handset on
the base unit for 10 seconds and try again.
• Telephone cannot receive calls.
• Beeps six times and drops calls.
Power cut and back-up batteries are not
installed or are flat.
Handset battery pack is fully discharged.
Plug the telephone into the telephone line.
Reconnect, and install or replace back-up
Wait until the power is restored and install or
replace back-up batteries.
Place the handset on the base unit and recharge
for 24 hours ensuring the charge light is on.
You may be trying to use Tone dialling on a
pulse dialling exchange.
Set mode switch to P-E (Pulse dialling).
You are connected to a PBX and are not
dialling the access code.
Use the PBX access code.
The handset is fully discharged.
Place the handset on the base unit and
recharge for 24 hours.
• Handset does not ring, but lights
show on the handset.
The handset ringer may be set to OFF.
Set the handset ringer switch to ON.
• Base unit does not ring but lights
show on the base unit.
The telephone is not connected to the
telephone line.
Plug the telephone into the telephone socket.
The base ringer switch is set to OFF.
Try the telephone on another socket or
another line. If the telephone works, contact
BT or your public switched telephone network
operator for repairs to the line or socket.
• You have dialling tone but the
telephone will not dial out.
• Handset does not ring.
• No lights on the handset.
Line fault or faulty socket.
• The base-unit rings too
loudly / softly.
The ringer switch on the base unit is set
to HI / LO.
Set the base ringer switch to HI or LO.
Set the ringer switch on the base unit
Telephone problems
• Neither base nor handset ring, but
lights show on base and handset.
Possible cause
Check the REN. If you connect too many
telephones or devices to your lin,e they may
not all operate correctly.
If the REN exceeds 4, disconnect 1 or more
telephones or devices.
If your telephone is connected to an
extension socket, it may have been
connected incorrectly.
• Callers are faint.
• Interference.
• Buzzing.
The base unit telescopic aerial is not fully
extended as high as possible.
• Whooshing.
Radio channel interference.
• Echoing.
Radio channel interference.
• Tinniness.
The base unit or the handset are too close to
electrical equipment or metal obstructions.
• No Quickdial store.
You may be trying to store the number with
the TALK light on.
• Batt low light on the handset is
The handset needs recharging.
• No charging light on the base unit.
Dirty contacts on base unit or handset.
• Back-up batteries fail frequently.
Frequent power failures will drain the
back-up batteries.
You are moving out of range.
Unplugging the base unit from the power
supply drains the back-up batteries.
Switching the mains supply off will drain
the back-up batteries.
Check with your telephone engineer that the
extension socket has been installed correctly.
Extend the base unit telescopic aerial as
far as possible.
Technical information
Official approval
Freestyle 80 Plus is tested and approved for
connection to BT’s network, provided it is
used in accordance with the guidelines in this
user guide.
You may connect it:
• To direct exchange lines
• To extensions with new plug and socket
arrangements provided with these direct
exchange lines.
• To compatible switchboards.
You may NOT connect it:
• To shared service (party) lines.
• As an extension to a payphone.
This phone is designed for UK use only. Using it
abroad may violate local radio laws.
• Time break recall/earth loop recall.
• Automatic storage of last number dialled.
• Loop disconnect/pulse and
multifrequency/tone dialling.
• Microphone secrecy.
• PBXs providing secondary proceed
• Memory storage of up to ten numbers.
• Mixed mode dialling.
• Operation in absence of proceed indication.
• Select Services.
The base unit is intended for use when
powered from the 12V AC mains adaptor
supplied, which conforms to EN60950.
Any other usage will invalidate the approval
given to this apparatus if, as a result, it ceases
to comply with EN60950.
Call security
Approval for use
This apparatus has been approved for use
with the following facilities:
• Simple telephone.
• Cordless telephone.
Your Freestyle 80 Plus has its own digital
security code that prevents other cordless
phone owners from using your phone line.
This ensures that you are charged only for
calls using your phone.
Technical information
However, all approved cordless phones use
radio to communicate between the base and
cordless handset units. It is therefore possible
that your conversations could be overheard
by other people, on their cordless phones, or
on ordinary radios that use the same radio
As this problem applies equally to all similar
cordless phones currently available in the UK,
call privacy cannot be guaranteed. However,
the security coding prevents unauthorised use
of your line.
You may find that your Freestyle 80 Plus
picks up conversations from other cordless
phones being used nearby. If you get this type
of interference try changing channels using
the CHANNEL SEEKER button on the handset.
Transmission frequencies
This cordless telephone has been designed to
operate on radio frequencies assigned to the
exclusive use of cordless telephones. As the
use of cordless telephones becomes more
widespread, users may experience a reduction
in the quality of service obtained from this
Transmission frequencies of available
Base Unit Tx
Handset Tx
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN)
Although you may have any number of
sockets, it it important to limit the number of
telephones and other items of apparatus
connected to the line by those sockets, to
ensure that each telephone will ring.
Every telephone or item of apparatus has a
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN). In most
cases a standard line should provide enough
current for two or more telephones or items
of apparatus, if the RENs add up to no more
than 4.
Freestyle 80 Plus has a REN of 1. Any
telephone provided by BT may be assumed to
have a REN of 1 unless otherwise stated on
Technical information
the base. Even where the number of
telephones has been limited, there is no
guarantee that different types of telephone on
the same line will ring.
If you do not have a compatible switchboard,
it cannot be guaranteed that your Freestyle 80
Plus will operate correctly under all possible
conditions of connection.
Safety advice
• Don’t use your Freestyle 80 Plus in the
open air during thunderstorms. Unplug it
from the telephone line and the mains
socket when there are storms in your area.
• Don’t use your Freestyle 80 Plus outdoors
in the rain, or handle it with wet hands.
• Don’t install the base unit near a sink, bath
or shower. Electrical appliances can cause
serious injury if used when you are wet or
standing in water.
• Don’t install the base unit where the various
leads can be tripped over or walked on. This
may cause injury, or damage to the leads
and your Freestyle 80 Plus.
Connection information
• Your Freestyle 80 Plus may be connected
to public networks in the United Kingdom.
• It may also be connected to compatible
switchboards. If in doubt, your switch
supplier or maintainer should be able to
offer help. Advice on connection to BT
switching systems can be obtained by
dialling BT Freefone 0800 800 152.
Installing handset batteries and recharging
Replacing the handset on the base unit to
recharge overnight should keep the Freestyle
80 Plus working for normal use. In time the
handset battery pack will no longer hold a
sufficient charge and should be replaced.
To change the handset batteries
The handset battery compartment is located
at the back of the handset at the lower end.
• Firmly hold the handset in both hands with
the back towards you and the bottom end
away from you.
• Push the depression in the battery
compartment cover, inward and away from
you with both thumbs, to remove it.
• Undo the plastic belt securing the battery
• Remove the old battery pack by unplugging
the small white plug that connects it to the
• Insert the small white plug of the new
battery pack. (If you look at the shape of the
plug and socket, you will see that it can
only be inserted one way.)
• Place the battery pack in the recess, secure
it with the plastic belt and refit the
compartment cover.
• Replace the handset on the base unit and
charge for a full 24 hours.
• The battery pack must be recycled or
disposed of properly.
• Do not burn or puncture it as it could
release toxic material which may cause
Spare parts for your Freestyle 80 Plus are
available from your BT shop or supplier, or you
can contact us on Lo-call 0345 697146 from
9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
In the event of a power failure
General cleaning
During a power failure, if you have fitted fresh
alkaline back-up batteries in the base unit,
your telephone will continue to work for up to
1 hour in use or 7 hours on standby.
Clean the cabinet of the handset and the base
with a soft cloth slightly dampened with a mild
solution of water and detergent. Charging
contacts should be cleaned with a dry cloth;
for heavy soiling, a pencil eraser can be used.
Once power has been restored, you are
advised to renew the back-up batteries in the
base unit (battery replacement should not be
necessary if the power has only been
disconnected momentarily).
• Do not clean with a wet cloth.
• Do not clean with abrasive materials or
solvents as these may damage the unit.
• Do not spray aerosol cleaners onto the
base or handset.
Care of rechargeable battery pack
• When you first install the Freestyle 80 Plus,
or replace the battery pack, the handset
must be fully charged for 24 hours before
• To maintain optimum charge and battery
condition, the handset should be allowed to
fully discharge about every 4 months.
• Dispose of Ni-Cad battery packs safely.
Do not puncture or burn them as they
contain toxic materials which could cause
Do not clean with abrasive materials.
Extended periods of non-use
It is recommended that you:
• Disconnect the base unit from both mains
supply and telephone line.
• Remove the back-up batteries from the base
unit and handset.
• When reconnecting, check that the
CHARGING light on the base unit is on.
Recharge the handset batteries for 24 hours.
BT guarantees Freestyle 80 Plus for a year,
provided that:
• The goods have only been used for their
intended purpose, and have not been
subjected to misuse, or been wilfully or
accidentally damaged.
• The goods have not been tampered with or
repaired by anyone other than BT, its staff
or agents.
If you are having problems with your
Freestyle 80 Plus, read the ‘Help’ section on
pages 19-20 of this user guide.
If you are still having problems, you can
contact the BT product helpline on
Lo-call 0345 697146 where fully trained
staff are there to assist you from 9.00am to
5.30pm Monday to Friday.
If the unit is faulty within the guarantee
period, return it with proof of purchase to
your supplier, for repair or replacement.
If the Freestyle 80 Plus needs repair outside
of guarantee period, take the complete
Freestyle 80 Plus to any BT shop for
forwarding to the repair department (there
will be a carriage charge for this service).
Alternatively you can call the repair centres
on 01325 304346 or 01642 564444 between
9.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The terms of this guarantee do not affect your
statutory rights.
At a glance
Emergency calls
Setting up
Base unit
Batteries – insert into base unit
Charging the handset
Planning location
Power cable
Telephone wall socket
Using your Freestyle 80 Plus
Base unit ringer switch
Channel seeker
Handset ringer volume
Last number redial
Making a call
Change a number
Dial more than 20 digits
Quickdial directory label
Store more than 20 digits
Paging the handset
Pulse and Tone dialling
Recall button
Receive a call
Secrecy button
Telephone mode switch
BT Select Services
Call Barring
Call Diversion
Call My Bill
Call Waiting
Charge Advice
Reminder Call
Three Way Calling
Technical information
Call security
Connecting to a switchboard
Connection information
REN (Ringer Equivalence Number)
Safety advice
Transmission frequencies
Changing handset batteries
Care of handset batteries
General cleaning
Installing handset batteries
Power failure
Wall mounting
Wall mounting
To wall mount your Freestyle 120 Plus
Before you start, ensure the telephone is in
easy reach of the power supply and a
telephone socket. Ensure that the wall can
support the weight of the unit.
Spare parts for your Freestyle 120 Plus are
available from your BT shop or supplier, or you
can contact us on Lo-call 0345 697146 between
9.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
• Ensure that the power supply and the
• Use the template on the following page to
mark the positions of the screws.
• Drill two holes for the screws and insert the
wallplugs provided (if required).
• Put the screws into the wall leaving about
5mm of screw exposed to mount the
• Hook the stand/bracket over the screw heads
to check if it fits correctly, then remove again.
telephone lines are connected to the base
unit, then fit the lines into the channels on
the bottom of the base unit, securing the
lines under the small tabs.
Any spare length of mains and telephone
lead can be stored in the hollow portion of
the wall bracket, but they should not be
wound around each other.
Fit the top end of the base unit over the lugs
at the top of the wall bracket.
Ensure that the lines are fitted into their slots
at the bottom of the wall bracket. Clip the
base unit to the bottom of the wall bracket.
Place the wall bracket (the thin end of the
wedge at the top) over the screw heads and
pull it down as far as possible to secure.
Attach the stand/bracket by hooking
it over the screws protruding from
the wall.
77 mm
Offices in Europe, North America,
Japan and Asia Pacific.
The telecommunications services described in this publication
are subject to availability and may be modified from time to time.
Services and equipment are provided subject to British
Telecommunications plc’s respective standard conditions of contract.
Nothing in this publication forms any part of any contract.
TouchTone™ is a registered trade mark of
British Telecommunications plc in the UK.
© British Telecommunications plc 1997.
Registered Office: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ.
Registered in England No. 1800000.
Printed in China. Freestyle 80 Plus Issue 1 (12/97).
Designed by The Art & Design Partnership Limited.
CE compliant to 89/336/EEC
(EMC Directive) & 73/23/EEC
(Low Voltage Directive)
APPROVED for connection to
telecommunication systems specified
in the instructions for use subject to
the conditions set out in them
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