GE BedroomPhone 00004548 User's Manual

Model 29297
Caller ID
with Dual-Wake Alarms
and AM/FM Radio
User’s Guide
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
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.
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
• 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.
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.
US Number is located on the cabinet bottom
REN number is located on the cabinet bottom
Model 29297
00004548 (Rev. 2 DOM E)
Printed in China
Thomson Digital Technologies Ltd.
© 2007 Thomson Digital Technologies Ltd.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Marque(s) déposée(s)
Set Up
• Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
Choose the best location to install your telephone. Your telephone
should be placed on a level surface, such as a desk or table top.
This adjustment lets you choose the language of the messages that show
in the display- English, French, or Spanish.
• Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the
telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.
• Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
• Temporarily disconnect any equipment connected to the phone
such as faxes, other phones, or modems.
Important Installation Guidelines
Parts Checklist
• Avoid heat sources, such as heating air ducts, heating appliances,
radiators, and direct sunlight.
• Avoid areas of excessive moisture or extremely low temperature.
• Avoid dusty locations.
• Avoid other cordless telephones or personal computers.
Handset cord
line cord
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
Real Time
5. Place the handset on the base cradle.
7.Set the VOL switch on the side of the handset to the
desired setting.
VOL switch
Quick Dial
DIAL (button)
alarm 1
CID 5or6
(button) seT
(Caller ID
alarm 2
ON/OFF (button)
2. Press and hold CID 5or6 button for 3 seconds to quickly increase
or decrease the setting in 15 minutes increments.
Connecting the Electrical Power
3. Press SET to save. CONTRAST shows in the display, and the current
contrast level blinks in the display.
1. Plug one end of the power supply cord into the back of the base.
line cord
adaptor jack
Display Contrast
This setting allows you to adjust the display contrast for
easier viewing.
1. Use the CID 5or6 button to select level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.
2. Press SET to save. - - - LOCAL AREA CODE shows in the display.
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.
Area Code
Install the backup battery as follows:
1. Remove the battery compartment cover
located on the bottom of the base.
2. Connect a fresh 9-volt alkaline battery
(not included). Interlock the large and
small contacts on the battery clip and the
battery. Once connected, place the battery
inside the battery compartment.
Battery clip
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
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.
IMPORTANT: If storing this unit for more than 30
days, remove the battery.
NOTE: Press dial to skip to the next set up step or
press delete to exit the main menu.
This telephone is equipped with a memory holding system
powered by a customer-installed 9-volt alkaline battery
(not included).
NOTE: If battery is not installed:
a) All 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.
ringer switch
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.
1. Use the CID 5or6 button to set the time of day.
“No Worry” Battery Backup
Wall plate
line jack
NOTE: Press dial to skip to the next set up step or
press delete to exit the main menu.
3. Plug one end of the coiled
handset cord into the jack on
the handset.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of personal injury, fire, or
damage use only the 5-2769 power adaptor listed in
the user’s guide. This power adaptor is intended to be
correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.
Handset and Base Layout
AC power
3. Press SET to save. SET REAL TIME shows in the display.
2. Use the CID 5or6 button to select ENG, FRA or ESP.
2. Plug the other end into an electrical outlet.
Make sure your package includes the following items:
2. Plug the other end into a wall
6. Set the RINGER and DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS switches on the back of
the base to the desired settings.
Before You Begin
1. Press and release the SET button until ENG FRA ESP shows in
the display.
• Avoid sources of noise, such as a window by a busy street,
and electrical noise, such motors, microwave ovens, and
fluorescent lighting.
1. Plug one end of the straight
telephone line cord into the
PHONE LINE jack on the base.
4. Plug the other end into the HANDSET jack on the back of the base.
This telephone system meets FCC standards for Hearing Aid Compatibility.
• Install telephone near both a telephone (modular) jack and an
electrical power outlet.
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
Connecting the Telephone Line
• Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is
specifically designed for wet locations.
Licensed under US Patent 6,427,009.
• 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.
Installing the Phone
• This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone
• 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.
Important Installation
NOTE: Press dial to skip to the next set up step or
press delete to exit the main menu.
1. Use the CID 5or6 button to enter the first digit.
2. Press SET. Use the CID 5or6 button to enter the second digit.
NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the delete
button to erase all of the digit(s) and start over. Or
press the dial button to exit the main menu.
3. Press SET. Use the CID 5or6 button to enter the third digit.
4. Press SET and the unit returns to the main menu.
Display Backlight
use the DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS switch on the back of the base to adjust
the display brightness. Settings are Hi, Med or Lo.
NOTE: The unit must be connected to an electrical
outlet to adjust display brightness.
Telephone Operation
Ringer Volume
The RINGER switch is located on the back of the base. Set it to HI, LO,
or OFF.
NOTE: The RINGER switch must be set to HI or LO or
the phone will not ring for incoming calls.
Handset Receiver Volume
Use the vol switch on the side of the handset to adjust the handset
receiver volume.
Press the flash button to activate customer calling services,
such as call transfer, which are services provided by your local
phone company.
Press the REDIAL button to dial the last number dialed when you hear
the dial tone in the handset.
NOTE: The redial feature holds in memory the last
phone number you dialed (as many as 32 digits). If
you pressed any numbers after dialing the phone
number, (for example, when accessing a voice-menu
system) those numbers are also redialed.
Alarm Operation
The 29297 is equipped with two alarms. The alarms can be set
independently to either radio or buzzer.
Setting the Alarm Time
1. Press alarm 1 or alarm 2.
2. Press the SET button.
3. Use the CID 5or6 button to set the wake time. Press and hold
for 3 seconds to quickly increase or decrease the time setting in 15
minute increments.
4. Press SET to confirm.
Set alarm tone
1. Press the alarm 1 or alarm 2 button to review the setting.
2. Press and release the desired alarm button to choose radio,
buzzer, or off.
3. A music note icon on the display indicates that the alarm is set to radio,
a bell icon indicates that the alarm is set to buzzer.
Turning Off the Alarms
To turn off an alarm, press the alarm off, alarm 1, or alarm 2
buttons. The alarm setting is retained and comes on the next day.
Snooze Timer
After the wake mode is activated, you can silence it by pressing the
snooze button.
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.
Caller ID (CID)
Caller ID (CID) is a service available from your local telephone
company. For Caller ID to work on this system, you must subscribe to
Caller ID service.
This unit receives and displays information transmitted by your local
phone company and can store up to 70 calls for later review.
VERY IMPORTANT: The Caller ID feature of this
product requires a subscription to Caller ID service
from your telephone company.
Summary Screen
The summary screen (display) shows the current time, current date
and number of new calls to be reviewed. It is displayed until any
button is pressed. Within 60 seconds of receiving a new call, the
summary screen is displayed and the NEW CALL indicator comes on.
NOTE: Check with your local phone company
regarding name service availability.
Receiving and Storing CID Records
1. Press and release the SET button.
When you receive a call, the information is transmitted by the phone
company to your Caller ID telephone between the first and second ring.
When memory is full, a new call automatically replaces the oldest call
in memory. NEW appears in the display for calls received that have not
been reviewed.
2. Press and release the snooze button. SNOOZE TIMER shows in
the display.
Reviewing CID Records
You may use the snooze feature repeatedly.
Setting the Snooze Timer
3. Press and release the CID 5or6 button to set the snooze time in 1
minute increments or press and hold to scroll quickly. (The default
is 9 minutes.)
4. Press SET to confirm.
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 sleep.
3. To cancel the sleep timer and turn the radio off, press snooze or
radio on/off.
Radio Operation
1. Press and release the radio on/off button to turn the radio on.
2.Press the AM/FM button to the select the desired
broadcast band.
3. Rotate the tuning knob to select a radio station / frequency.
4. Rotate the volume control wheel to adjust the listening level.
5. To turn the radio off, press and release radio on/off.
Note: You can also turn on the radio after lifting up
the handset by pressing the RADIO ON/OFF button.
Note: The Radio broadcast will automatically turn
off when you picked up the handset. Broadcast will
resume when you replace the handset on cradle.
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
A built-in antenna eliminates the need for an outside antenna for AM
reception. Moving the unit slightly may improve reception of distant
AM signals.
2. See steps 2 through 4 in the above section to complete the
dialback sequence.
NOTE: If the CID record has a 7-digit or 10-digit
number, adjusting only adds “1” digit to the dialed
number. Press the dial button repeatedly to scroll
through the 11,10,7 digit sequence, otherwise no
adjustment may be made and the number is dialed
as received.
Message Indicators
The following messages show the status of the phone, provide Caller
ID information, or help you set up and use your phone.
NO CALLS Indicates there is no record in memory.
The incoming call is from an area not
serviced by CID or CID information is not sent.
Caller information is blocked from transmission.
Caller information has been interrupted during transmission.
Caller information is interrupted during transmission or the phone
is excessively noisy.
START/END Indicates you are at the beginning or the end of the call record
Battery power is low.
The following buttons can be used as memory locations for storing
data: 0-9 keys and memory buttons a, b, or c.
Storing a Number in Memory
1. Pick up the handset.
2. Press store.
3. Enter the telephone number, up to 16 digits (the phone number will
not be dialed in this mode).
As calls are received and stored, the display is updated to let you know
how many calls have been received.
4. Press store.
• Press the CID 5or6 button to scroll through the call records.
6.Hang up the handset.
• After all of the records are viewed, START/END appears in
the display.
Deleting CID Records
• To delete the record showing in the display, press the delete
button once.
• To delete all records (while reviewing), press and hold the delete
button. DELETE ALL? appears in the display. Press delete again
to confirm.
Dialing Back
When reviewing CID records, you may dialback the number showing
in the display by pressing the dial button.
If you programmed your local area
code in the set up menu
1. Use the CID 5or6 button to display the number you want
to dial.
• If you see a number with 7 digits (i.e. 555-1234), then the call
was received from within your area code. However, this does not
guarantee the call is a local call.
• If you see a number with 11 digits (i.e. 1-234-555-1234), then the
call received was not from your area code.
2. Press the dial button and the display shows PICKUP/ADJ. You have
10 seconds to adjust the number and pick up the handset to dial,
otherwise the unit returns to the currently reviewed call.
3. To adjust the phone number, press the dial button. Press the dial
button repeatedly to scroll through the 7, 10, and 11-digit numbers.
7-digits: 7-digit telephone number (i.e. 555-5555)
10-digits: 3-digit area code + 7-digit telephone number
(i.e. 425-555-5555)
11-digits: long distance code 1 + 3-digit area code + 7-digit telephone
number (i.e. 1-425-555-5555)
4. To dial the displayed number, pick up the handset within 10
seconds. NOW DIALING shows in the display and the number
is dialed.
If you did not program your local area
code in the set up menu
1. Use the CID 5or6 button to display the number you want to dial.
5. Press the desired memory location button (0-9 or a, b, or c.)
NOTE: If you make a mistake, hang up the handset
and repeat the procedure for storing a number from
the beginning.
Changing a Stored Number
Repeat the storage sequence in the Storing a Number in Memory
section. The new number replaces the old number in the
memory location.
NOTE: When the unit is first powered up, unwanted
digits may be randomly created in memory locations.
See Erasing a Stored Number to delete unwanted
Erasing a Stored Number
1. Pick up the handset.
2. Press store.
3. Press redial.
4. Press store again.
5. Press the location (a, b, c, 0-9) to be erased.
Dialing a Number Stored in One-Touch
Memory Location A, B or C
Chain Dialing from Memory
Use this feature to make calls which require a sequence of numbers, for
instance if you use a calling card for a frequently called long distance
number. Each part of the sequence is dialed from memory. The following
example shows how you can use chain dialing to make a call through a
long distance service:
Long distance access number
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.
Authorization code
Purchase date ___________________________________________
Frequently called long distance number
The Number For Memory Location
1. Pick up the handset.
2. Press the memory button and then press 7.
3. When you hear the access tone, press memory and then press 8.
4. At the next access tone, press memory and then 9.
Troubleshooting Tips
Telephone Solutions
No Dial Tone
• Check all cabling to make sure that all connections are secure and
not damaged.
• Check the hook switch: It should fully extend from the base when
the handset is lifted from the cradle?
Phone Does Not Ring
• Make sure the ringer is turned on.
• There may be too may extension phones connected to your line. Try
disconnecting an extension phone.
• See solution for ”NO DIAL TONE. ”
Incoming and Outgoing Voice Volume Low
• Are other phones off hook at same time? If so, this is normal
condition as volume drops when additional phones are used at
Caller ID Solutions
No Information is Shown After the Phone Rings
• To receive CID data, you must subscribe to Caller ID service from
your telephone company.
• Wait until the second ring before answering. CID data is received
after the 1st ring.
Error Message is Displayed
• ERROR appears in the display if the unit 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
• Wait until the second ring before answering.
General Product Care
To keep your unit working and looking good, follow these guidelines:
• Avoid putting it 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 answerer and/or other rough treatment.
1. Pick up the handset.
• Clean with a soft cloth.
2. Press the memory location button a, b, or c. The number in that
memory location dials automatically.
• Never use a strong cleaning agent or abrasive powder because this
will damage the finish.
Dialing Stored Numbers
• Retain the original packaging in case you need to ship it at a
later date.
2. Press memory.
1. Pick up the handset.
3. Press memory location 0-9. The number dials automatically.
Inserting a Pause in the Dialing
The redial button becomes a pause function when the store
button is pressed first. It is valid only when storing numbers into
memory locations.
Use the redial button to insert a pause when a delay is needed in
an automatic dialing sequence. For example, when you must dial a
9 to get an outside line or when you enter codes to access your long
distance company.
Or refer inquiries to:
Thomson Inc.
Manager, Consumer Relations
P O Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206
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
Name of store ___________________________________________
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
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.
c/o Thomson
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.
•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 ATLINKS
USA, 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