User’s manual
TL72108/TL72208/
TL72308/TL72408
5.8 GHz cordless
telephone/answering system
with caller ID/call waiting
Congratulations
on your purchase
of this AT&T product.
Before using this AT&T product, please
read the Important safety information
on pages 65-67 of this manual.
Please thoroughly read this user’s
manual for all the feature operations
and troubleshooting information necessary
to install and operate your new
AT&T product. You can also visit our
website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111.
In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
Model #: TL72108 (single handset)/TL72208 (two handsets)/
TL72308 (three handsets)/TL72408 (four handsets)
Type:
5.8 GHz cordless telephone/answering system
Serial #: Purchase date: Place of purchase: Both the model and serial number of your AT&T product can be found on the
bottom of the telephone base.
Save your sales receipt and original packaging in case it is necessary to return
your telephone for warranty service.
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Parts checklist
Save your sales receipt and original packaging in case it is necessary to ship
your telephone for warranty service.
Your telephone package includes the following items.
User’s manual
Quick start guide
TL72108/TL72208/
TL72108/TL72208/
TL72308/TL72408
TL72308/TL72408
5.8 GHz cordless
5.8 GHz cordless
telephone/answering system
telephone/answering system
with caller ID/call waiting
with caller ID/call waiting
User's manual
Quick start guide
Charger for cordless handset
(One for TL72208)
(Two for TL72308)
(Three for TL72408)
Power adapter for
telephone base
Cordless handset
(One for TL72108)
(Two for TL72208)
(Three for TL72308)
(Four for TL72408)
Battery for cordless handset
(One for TL72108)
(Two for TL72208)
(Three for TL72308)
(Four for TL72408)
Power adapter for
handset charger
(One for TL72208)
(Two for TL72308)
(Three for TL72408)
Telephone base with
mounting bracket
installed
Battery compartment cover
(One for TL72108)
(Two for TL72208)
(Three for TL72308)
(Four for TL72408)
Belt clip for cordless handset
(One for TL72108)
(Two for TL72208)
(Three for TL72308)
(Four for TL72408)
Telephone line cord
User’s manual
TL72108/TL72208/
TL72308/TL72408
5.8 GHz cordless
telephone/answering system
with caller ID/call waiting
Table of contents
Getting started
Answering system operation
Quick reference guide
handset...............................................2
telephone base...............................3
Installation preparation....................4
Telephone base & charger
installation........................................5
Battery installation & charging.....6
Belt clip & optional headset................7
Installation options....................................8
About the answering system...... 36
Day & time announcement.......... 38
Answering system mode............... 39
Outgoing announcements............ 40
Answering system setup............... 42
Message playback............................ 46
Recording & playing memos....... 47
Message counter displays............ 48
Remote access................................... 49
Telephone operation
Appendix
Handset operation............................ 12
Options while on calls.................... 15
Chain dialing....................................... 17
Intercom................................................ 18
Call transfer using intercom........ 19
Handset settings............................... 20
Screen icons, indicator
lights & tones....................................51
Handset display screen
messages..............................................52
Adding and registering
handsets................................................54
Replacing a handset........................ 55
Troubleshooting................................. 56
Maintenance........................................ 64
Important safety information...... 65
FCC Part 68 and ACTA................... 68
FCC Part 15......................................... 70
Limited warranty............................... 71
Technical specifications................. 74
Index........................................................ 75
Directory
Directory................................................ 25
New directory entries..................... 26
Directory review................................ 28
Directory search................................ 29
To dial, delete or edit entries......... 30
Caller ID operation
Caller ID operation........................... 31
Caller ID history................................. 34
Getting started
Quick reference guide - handset
CHARGE
On when the handset is
charging in the telephone
base or charger.
Press
or
to scroll up
or down while in menus.
While entering names or
numbers, press
or
to
move the cursor to the left
or right.
CID
Press to display caller ID
information (page 34).
PHONE/FLASH
MENU/SELECT
Press to make or answer
a call.
During a call, press to
receive an incoming call
if call waiting is activated
(page 15).
Press to enter the menu.
While in the menu, press to
select an item or save an
entry or setting.
DIR
REDIAL/PAUSE
Press to display directory
entries (page 28).
Press to view redial
memory (page 13).
While entering numbers,
press and hold to insert a
dialing pause (page 26).
VOLUME
Press the volume key on
the side of the handset to
adjust listening volume.
Each press of the button
increases or decreases the
volume.
MUTE/REMOVE
During a call, press to
mute microphone
(page 16).
While reviewing the caller
ID history, press to delete
an individual entry, or
press and hold to clear the
caller ID history (page 34).
While predialing, press to
delete digits (page 12).
OFF/CLEAR
During a call, press to hang
up.
While using menus, press
to cancel an operation,
back up to the previous
menu, or exit the menu
display.
SPEAKER
INT
Press to turn on the
handset speakerphone.
Press again to resume
normal handset use
(page 12).
Feature menu
The >
symbol
shows a
highlighted
menu item.
<DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
Press to begin an intercom
conversation or to transfer
a call (pages 18-19).
Feature menu
Using menus
DIRECTORY (page 25)
CALL LOG (page 31)
RINGER VOLUME (page 20)
RINGER TONE (page 21)
KEY TONE (page 21)
LANGUAGE (page 22)
CLR VOICE MAIL (page 23)
Press
or
to scroll
through menu items.
Press MENU/SELECT to select
or modify a highlighted item.
Press OFF/CLEAR to cancel
an operation, back up to the
previous menu, or exit the
menu display.
Getting started
Quick reference guide - telephone base
IN USE
•
On when handset
is in use, when the
answering system is
answering an incoming
call or when you are
registering a handset.
•
Flashes when another
telephone is in use on
the same line or when
you are deregistering
handset(s) from the
telephone base.
•
VOICEMAIL
Flashes when you have
new voicemail. Voicemail
is a service offered by
your local telephone
company, and is different
from answering system
messages (page 23).
HANDSET LOCATOR
Press so that handsets will
beep to locate misplaced
handsets (page 14).
Flashes quickly when
there is an incoming
call.
Answering System Functions
MESSAGE COUNTER
PLAY/STOP
Number of messages (or
during playback, message
number currently playing).
Press to start or stop
message playback
(page 46).
X/DELETE
/REPEAT
Press to delete the
message currently playing.
When no messages are
playing, press twice to
delete all old messages
(page 46).
Press to repeat message.
Press twice to play
previous message
(page 46).
ANSWER ON
Press to turn answering
system on or off
(page 39).
/SKIP
Press to skip message
(page 46).
CLOCK
Press to review or set
clock (page 38).
VOLUME
Press to adjust playback
volume (page 46).
SETUP
Press to hear and change
setup options (pages
42-45).
RECORD
ANNC.
Press to review or record
outgoing announcement.
Press again to end
announcement playback
or recording (pages
40-41).
Press to record a
memo (page 47) or,
after pressing ANNC.,
to record an outgoing
announcement (pages
40-41).
Getting started
Installation preparation
You must install and charge
the battery before using the
telephone.
STOP!
See page 6
for easy instructions.
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (Digital Subscriber Line - DSL)
through your telephone lines, you must install a DSL filter between the
telephone base and the telephone wall jack (see page 5). The filter will prevent
noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL interference. Please contact your
DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.
Your product may be shipped with a protective sticker covering the handset or
telephone base display - remove it before use.
For customer service or product information, visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial
1 (866) 288-4268.
Avoid placing the telephone base too close to:
• Communication devices such as: television sets, VCRs, or other cordless
telephones.
• Excessive heat sources.
• Noise sources such as a window with traffic outside, motors, microwave ovens,
refrigerators, or fluorescent lighting.
• Excessive dust sources such as a workshop or garage.
• Excessive moisture.
• Extremely low temperature.
• Mechanical vibration or shock such as on top of the washing machine or work
bench.
Getting started
Telephone base & charger installation
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (Digital Subscriber Line - DSL)
through your telephone lines, you must install a DSL filter between the
telephone base and the telephone wall jack. The filter will prevent noise
and caller ID problems caused by DSL interference. Please contact your DSL
service provider for more information about DSL filters.
Install the telephone base as shown below.
Telephone base installation
1. Plug the small
2. Plug one end of the
end of the larger
power adapter into
the power jack at
the bottom of the
telephone base.
telephone line cord
into the telephone
jack at the bottom of
the telephone base.
DESK
DESK
WALL
WALL
3. Route cords
through slots.
Telephone
line cord
DSL filter (not included)
Required if you have DSL
high-speed Internet service.
Telephone
wall jack
5. Plug the other end
of the telephone
line cord into a
telephone jack.
Power
adapter
4. Plug the large end
of the larger power
adapter into a power
outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
Charger installation
1. Plug the small end
of the smaller power
adapter into the jack
on the underside of the
charger, then route the
cord through the slot
as shown.
2. Plug the large end
of the smaller power
adapter into a power
outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1. Use only the power adapter supplied with this product. To order a replacement power adapter,
visit our website at www.telephones.att.com, or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
2. The power adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a ceiling, under-thetable or cabinet outlet.
Getting started
Battery installation & charging
MADE IN CHINA
THIS SIDE UP
WARNING:DO NOT BURN OR
WARNING:DO
NOT BURN OR
PUNCTURE BATTERIES
PUNCTURE
MADE BATTERIES
IN CHINA
Battery Pack THIS SIDE UP
Battery Pack
BT5633/BT6823
BT5633/BT6823
3.6V 550mAh
Ni-MH
3.6V 550mAh
Ni-MH
OR
MADE IN CHINA
Battery Pack
WARNING:DO NOT BURN
BT5633/BT6823
PUNCTURE
BATTERIES
3.6V 550mAh
Ni-MH
WARNING:DO NOT BURN OR
PUNCTURE BATTERIES
MADE IN CHINA
Battery Pack
BT5633/BT6823
Ni-MH
3.6VSIDE
550mAh
THIS
UP
THIS SIDE UP
Install the battery as shown below. After installing the battery, you can make
and receive short calls, but replace the handset in the telephone base or
additional charger when not in use. For optimal performance, charge the
handset battery for at least 16 hours before use. When fully charged, the
handset battery provides approximately five hours of talk time or three days
of standby time.
If the battery is depleted, it may take approximately four minutes to charge
the handset before it can resume screen display. The screen will continue to
display LOW BATTERY until the battery has charged for approximately one
hour.
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Plug the battery
securely into the plug
inside the handset
battery compartment,
matching the colorcoded label.
Insert the supplied
battery with the label
THIS SIDE UP facing up
as indicated.
Align the cover flat
against the battery
compartment cover,
then slide it upwards
until it clicks into place.
Step 4
Charge the handset by placing the handset face up in
the telephone base or in the additional charger. The
CHARGE light will be on when charging.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use only the battery supplied with this product. To order a replacement or spare battery (AT&T
model 27910, part number 89-0099-00-00) or equivalent, visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com, or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada dial
1 (866) 288-4268.
Getting started
Belt clip & optional headset
To attach the
belt clip:
To remove the belt
clip:
Snap the belt clip
into the retaining
tabs on both sides
of the handset as
shown in the figure.
Gently lift either of the
belt clip retaining tabs,
shown in the figure,
outwards to remove
the belt clip from the
handset.
For handsfree headset conversations, use any industry standard 2.5 mm
headset (purchased separately). For best results, use an AT&T 2.5 mm
headset. To purchase a headset, visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial
1 (866) 288-4268.
Lift the rubber
flap here.
Plug a 2.5 mm
headset into the
jack on the side
of the handset.
Side of handset.
Getting started
Installation options
NOTE: The mounting bracket must be used for both tabletop and wall mounting positions.
The telephone base comes with the mounting bracket already installed for
desktop use. If wall mounting is desired, a telephone outlet wall mounting
plate with mounting studs is required. This mounting plate with studs is
available for purchase from many handware or consumer electronics retailers
and may require professional installation.
Desktop to wall mount installation
To install the telephone base in the wall mount position, make sure that you
unplug all cords connected to the telephone base before you begin.
1.Push the top of the bracket
towards the back of the
telephone base.
With the top of the bracket
pushed up against the
telephone base, the WALL
labels will match.
WALL
WALL
Push down firmly on the
bracket until it clicks into
place.
DESK
DESK
Side view
Wall mode
Desk mode
Getting started
Installation options
Desktop to wall mount installation (continued)
2.Plug the telephone line cord and power adapter into the telephone base.
Bundle the telephone line cord and power adapter cord, and secure them with
a twist tie before placing them in the bracket channels.
DESK
DESK
DESK
DESK
DSL filter (not included),
required if you have DSL
high-speed Internet service.
3.Place the bundled telephone line cord and power adapter cord into the cavity
under the telephone base as shown below.
DESK
DESK
DESK
DESK
4.Plug the power adapter and telephone line cord into the wall outlets, then
align the mounting studs on the telephone outlet plate with the mounting
holes on the bracket.
Getting started
Installation options
Wall mount to desktop installation
To change the telephone base from the wall mount position to desktop
position.
1.Make sure that you unplug the power adapter and telephone line cord
from the wall outlets before you begin.
2.Untie the bundled telephone cord and power adapter cord, and remove them
from the telephone base.
3.Push the bottom of the bracket down towards the back of the telephone
base.
With the bottom of the bracket pushed down against the telephone base,
the DESK labels will match.
Push down on the bracket until it clicks into place.
Side view
Desk mode
Wall mode
DESK
DESK
DESK
DESK
10
Getting started
Installation options
Wall mount to desktop installation (continued)
4.Plug the telephone line cord into the telephone base and telephone wall
jack, then plug the power adapter plug into the telephone base and an
electrical wall outlet not controlled by a wall switch (see page 5) and place
the cords in the bracket channels.
DESK
DESK
WALL
WALL
Telephone
line cord
DSL filter (not included)
Required if you have DSL
high-speed Internet service.
Power
adapter
Telephone
wall jack
11
Telephone operation
Handset operation
Elapsed
time
PHONE
0:00:30
Making a call
To make a call:
• Press PHONE/FLASH or
the telephone number.
SPEAKER, then enter
To end a call:
• Press OFF/CLEAR or return the handset to the
telephone base or charger.
The screen displays the elapsed time as you talk
(in hours, minutes and seconds).
NOTE: Pressing
PHONE/FLASH to
access services from your local telephone service provider will not affect the
elapsed time.
Elapsed
time
SPEAKER
0:00:30
On-hook dialing (predialing)
• Enter the telephone number. Press
MUTE/REMOVE or OFF/CLEAR to make
corrections as you enter the phone number.
• Press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER to dial.
Handset speakerphone
During a call you can press SPEAKER to
alternate between hands-free speakerphone and
normal handset use. Press OFF/CLEAR to hang
up.
NOTE: If a headset is plugged into the handset, you will
not be able to use the handset speakerphone.
Answering a call
To answer a call:
• Press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER.
–OR–
• Press any dial pad key (0-9, * or #).
To end a call:
• Press OFF/CLEAR or return the handset to the
telephone base or charger.
12
Telephone operation
Handset operation
Auto off
A call will be ended automatically when you put the
handset in the telephone base or charger.
REDIAL
555-1234
Last number redial
To view the five most recently dialed numbers:
• Press REDIAL/PAUSE to display the most
recently called number (up to 30 digits).
• Press ,
or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to
view up to five recently called numbers.
The handset will beep twice at the beginning and
end of the list.
Press OFF/CLEAR to exit.
To redial a number:
• Press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER to dial
the displayed number.
–OR–
• Press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER then
REDIAL/PAUSE to call the most recently called
number (up to 30 digits).
Press MUTE/REMOVE to delete the displayed
number from the redial memory.
13
Telephone operation
Handset operation
Handset locator
The handset locator feature is useful if you
misplace a handset.
To start the paging tone:
• Press HANDSET LOCATOR at the telephone
base. This starts the paging tone at the
handset(s) for 60 seconds to help you locate the
handset(s).
NOTE: When paging, if you press
OFF/CLEAR or
MUTE/REMOVE on a handset, the ringer of the handset
will be silent but the handset locator feature will not
be canceled.
To stop the paging tone:
**PAGING**
• Press PHONE/FLASH, SPEAKER, or any dial
pad key (0-9, *, or #) on the handset(s).
–OR–
• Press HANDSET LOCATOR on the telephone
base.
NOTE: The handset ringer volume also determines the
level of the paging tone. If the handset ringer volume
level is set to off, that handset will be silent for all calls
and paging (page 20).
14
Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Volume control
Press the VOLUME
keys on the side of the
handset to adjust listening volume. Each press of
the button increases or decreases the volume.
Volume
control
NOTES:
1. All volume settings (normal handset, speakerphone and
headset) are independent.
2. When the volume level has reached the minimum or
maximum setting, you will hear two beeps.
Call waiting
If you subscribe to call waiting service with your
local telephone service provider, you will hear a
beep if someone calls while you are already on
a call. Press PHONE/FLASH to put your current
call on hold and answer the new call. You can
press PHONE/FLASH at any time to switch back
and forth between the calls.
Multiple handset use (not for model TL72108)
If you would like to join an ongoing call, press
PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER on another system
handset.
Press OFF/CLEAR or place the handset in the
telephone base or charger to exit the call. The
call will not be terminated until all handsets
hang up.
NOTE: A maximum of two handsets can be used at once on an outside (not an intercom) call.
15
Telephone operation
Options while on calls
Mute
The mute function allows you to silence the
microphone. You can hear the caller, but the
caller will not be able to hear you.
To mute the call:
• Press MUTE/REMOVE to silence the
microphone. When mute is on, the handset
screen will show MUTED for a few seconds
and the MUTE icon will be shown until mute
is turned off.
NOTE: You cannot press
OFF/CLEAR
to exit redial,
directory or caller
ID access without
ending the call.
To un-mute the call:
• Press MUTE/REMOVE again and resume
speaking. When mute is turned off,
MICROPHONE ON will display temporarily on
the handset screen.
16
Telephone operation
Chain dialing
NOTES:
1. While reviewing the
directory on a call, editing
an entry is not allowed.
For more details about the
directory, see page 25.
2. While reviewing the caller
ID history on a call, storing
the caller ID number in the
directory is not allowed.
For more details about the
caller ID history, see
page 31.
3. While on a call, only
the most recently called
number can be reviewed,
and erasing the entry is not
allowed. For more details
about the redial memory,
see page 13.
This feature allows you to initiate a dialing
sequence from numbers stored in the directory,
caller ID history or redial list while you are on a
call.
Chain dialing can be useful if you wish to access
numbers other than phone numbers (such as
bank account information or access codes) from
the directory, caller ID history or redial list.
Directory
While on a call, you can press DIR to review the
directory. To dial the displayed number, press
MENU/SELECT.
Caller ID history (call log)
While on a call, you can press CID to review the
caller ID history. To dial the displayed number,
press MENU/SELECT.
Last number redial
If you have already pressed PHONE/FLASH or
SPEAKER, press REDIAL/PAUSE to display and
dial the most recently dialed number. If you
press REDIAL/PAUSE again within two seconds,
the number will not be dialed.
17
Telephone operation
Intercom
Use the intercom feature for conversation
between handsets. (This feature is not available
on model TL72108.)
Models TL72208/TL72308/TL72408
1. Press INT. The screen will show INTERCOM TO:
2. Enter a handset number. The screen will show
CALLING HANDSET X. The called handset will
ring, and its screen will show HANDSET Y IS
CALLING.
3. On the ringing handset, press PHONE/FLASH,
INT, SPEAKER, or any dial pad key (0-9, * or #)
to answer the intercom call.
NOTES:
1. Before the intercom call
is answered, you can
cancel the intercom call by
pressing OFF/CLEAR or
INT on the calling handset.
2. If the called handset is
not answered within 100
seconds or if it is in the
directory or call log mode,
or on a call, or out of range,
the calling handset will
show the message UNABLE
TO CALL TRY AGAIN.
3. Pressing OFF/CLEAR
or MUTE/REMOVE will
temporarily silence the
intercom ringer.
4. A maximum of two
handsets can be used at
once on the same intercom
call. For model TL72408,
four handsets can be used
for two different intercom
calls at once.
5. During an intercom call,
there will be an alert tone
signaling an incoming call.
Press PHONE/FLASH or
INT to answer the incoming
call. The intercom call will
be ended automatically.
To end the intercom call:
• Press OFF/CLEAR or INT on either handset.
-OR• Place either handset in the charger or telephone
base.
To make an intercom call while on a call:
If you are on an external call and you wish
to intercom another system handset without
disconnecting the external call:
1.During a conversation with an outside call,
press INT. The outside call is automatically
placed on hold and TRANSFER TO: is
displayed on the screen.
2.Enter a handset number. The screen will show
CALLING HANDSET X. The called handset will
ring, and its screen will show HANDSET Y IS
CALLING.
3.On the ringing handset, press PHONE/FLASH,
INT, SPEAKER, or any dial pad key (0-9, * or
#) to answer the intercom call. You can now
talk without the outside caller hearing the
conversation.
4.Press INT repeatedly on the calling handset to
alternate between the external (outside) call
and the intercom call.
18
Telephone operation
Call transfer using intercom
Use the intercom feature to transfer an outside
call from one handset to another. (This feature is
not available on model TL72108.)
Models TL72208/TL72308/TL72408
1.During a conversation with an outside call,
press INT. The outside call is automatically
placed on hold and TRANSFER TO: is
displayed on the screen.
2.Enter a handset number. The screen will show
CALLING HANDSET X. The called handset will
ring, and its screen will show HANDSET Y IS
CALLING.
3.On the ringing handset, press PHONE/FLASH,
INT, SPEAKER, or any dial pad key (0-9, * or
#) to answer the intercom call. You can now
talk without the outside caller hearing the
conversation.
4.Press OFF/CLEAR on the calling handset
or place it in the telephone base or handset
charger to complete the transfer. The
calling handset’s screen will show CALL
TRANSFERED and the other handset will
automatically be connected to the outside
call.
NOTES:
1. Before the intercom call is answered, you can cancel the
transfer and return to the outside call by pressing
OFF/CLEAR, PHONE/FLASH, or INT.
2. If the called handset does not answer the intercom call
within 100 seconds, or if the other handset is in the
directory or call log mode, or out of range, the calling
handset will show UNABLE TO CALL TRY AGAIN on its
screen and will automatically return to the outside call.
3. You can switch between the intercom call and the outside
call by pressing INT on the calling handset. The display will
change between INTERCOM and OUTSIDE CALL to indicate
which party is active.
4. You can end the intercom call and return to the outside call
by pressing PHONE/FLASH on the calling handset.
19
Telephone operation
Handset settings
Using the feature menu, you can change settings
to customize how the telephone works.
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode (when the
phone is not in use) to enter the feature
menu.
2.Use
or
to scroll to the feature to be
changed. When scrolling through the menu,
the top menu item is always highlighted with
a > symbol.
3.Press MENU/SELECT to select the highlighted
item.
NOTE: To cancel an operation, back up to the previous menu or exit the menu display, press
OFF/CLEAR.
Press and hold
OFF/CLEAR to return to idle mode.
Ringer volume
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
Using this menu, you can set a ring volume level
(1-6), or turn the ringer off. When the ringer is
turned off, the
will appear on the handset
screen.
To adjust the RINGER VOLUME:
>RINGER VOLUME
RINGER TONE
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
feature menu.
2. Use
or
to scroll to the >RINGER
VOLUME menu, then press MENU/SELECT.
RINGER VOLUME
3. Press
or
to sample each volume level.
4. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference
and return to the feature menu.
-ORWhen the handset is in idle mode, press the
VOLUME
buttons on the right side of the
handset to change ringer volume.
NOTE: The ringer volume level also determines the
ringer levels of intercom calls (pages 18-19) and the
handset locator paging tone (page 14). If the handset
ringer volume level is set to off, that handset is
silenced for all incoming calls and paging.
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Telephone operation
Handset settings
Ringer tone
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
This feature allows you to choose one of 10 ringer
tones.
To choose a ringer tone:
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
feature menu.
>RINGER TONE
KEY TONE
RINGER TONE
2. Use
or
to scroll to the >RINGER TONE
menu, then press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press
or
to sample each ringer tone.
4. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference and
return to the feature menu.
1
Key tone
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
>KEY TONE
LANGUAGE
The handset is factory programmed to beep with
each key press. If you turn off the KEY TONE,
there will be no beeps when keys are pressed.
To turn the KEY TONE on or off:
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
feature menu.
2. Use
or
to scroll to the >KEY TONE
menu, then press MENU/SELECT.
3.Press
KEY TONE
ON
or
to select ON or OFF.
4. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference
and return to the feature menu.
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Telephone operation
Handset settings
Language
In this menu, you can select the language used for
all screen displays.
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
To select a language:
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
feature menu.
>LANGUAGE
CLR VOICE MAIL
2. Use
or
to scroll to the >LANGUAGE
menu, then press MENU/SELECT.
3. Press
or
to select ENGLISH, FRANCAIS
or ESPANOL.
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
4. Press MENU/SELECT to save your preference
and return to the feature menu.
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Telephone operation
Handset settings
Visual message waiting (voicemail) indicator
If you subscribe to a voicemail service offered
by your local telephone company, the voicemail
waiting indicator feature will provide visual
indication when you have new voicemail
messages. The VOICEMAIL light on the
telephone base will flash, and NEW VOICE MAIL
and the
icon will appear on the handset
screen(s).
NOTES:
1. This feature does not indicate new answering system
messages recorded on your phone.
2. For more information about the difference between your
answering system and voicemail, see page 36.
To clear voicemail indication
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
>CLR VOICE MAIL
DIRECTORY
TURN INDICATOR
OFF?
Use this feature when the telephone indicates
that there is new voicemail but there is none (for
example, when you have accessed your voicemail
from a different telephone line while away from
home). This feature only turns off the displayed
NEW VOICE MAIL message, the
icon and the
VOICEMAIL light; it does not delete your voicemail
message(s). If there actually are new voicemail
messages, your local telephone company will
continue to send the signal to turn on the visual
message waiting indication.
To manually turn off the new voicemail
indication:
NOTES:
1. Telephone company
voicemail may alert you to
new messages with stutter
(broken) dial tone. Contact
your telephone company
for more details.
2. For information about
using your voicemail
service contact your
telephone company for
assistance.
1.Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
feature menu.
2.Use
or
to scroll to the >CLR VOICE
MAIL menu, then press MENU/SELECT.
3.Press MENU/SELECT again to turn the
voicemail indication off, or press OFF/CLEAR
to cancel the procedure.
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Telephone operation
Handset settings
Temporary ring silencing
Press OFF/CLEAR or MUTE/REMOVE while the
telephone is ringing to silence the ringer
temporarily. This will silence the ringer without
disconnecting the call. The next incoming call
will ring normally at the preset volume.
NOTE: If more than one handset is installed, each
handset will ring when there is an incoming call unless
the volume is turned off. Pressing
OFF/CLEAR or
MUTE/REMOVE on one handset will only silence the
ringer of that particular handset.
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Directory
Directory
Shared directory
Pat Williams
555-1234
The directory is stored in the telephone base,
and is shared by all handsets. Changes made to
the directory on any one handset will apply to
all.
NOTE: Only one handset can review the directory at a
time. If another handset attempts to use the directory,
the screen will display NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
Memory capacity
The directory can store up to 50 entries, with a
maximum of 15 alphanumeric characters (including
spaces) for the names and 30 digits for the
telephone numbers. A convenient search feature
can help you find and dial numbers quickly (page
29).
If all memory locations are in use, the screen will
display LIST FULL. You will not be able to store a
new number until an existing one is deleted.
Exiting the directory
Press OFF/CLEAR to cancel an operation,
back up to the previous menu, or exit the menu
display. Press and hold OFF/CLEAR to return to
the idle mode.
If you pause for too long while creating or
reviewing an entry, the procedure will time out
and you will have to begin again.
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Directory
New directory entries
To create and store a new directory entry
>DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
1. Press MENU/SELECT in idle mode to enter the
feature menu.
2. Press MENU/SELECT again to enter the
>DIRECTORY menu.
to highlight STORE.
3.Press
>REVIEW
STORE
4.Press
MENU/SELECT.
5. Enter the telephone number when prompted.
• Use the dial pad to enter up to 30 digits.
>STORE
REVIEW
ENTER NUMBER
555-1234_
– Press
or
left or right.
– Press
to move the cursor to the MUTE/REMOVE
– Press and hold
all numbers.
to erase numbers.
MUTE/REMOVE
to erase – Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to enter a three-second dialing pause.
-OR• Copy a number from redial by pressing REDIAL/PAUSE then press
or
to locate the number to copy. Press
MENU/SELECT to copy the number.
6.Press MENU/SELECT to save the number in
the display. The display will show ALREADY
SAVED if the number is already in the
directory, then you will need to enter another
number before pressing MENU/SELECT to
continue.
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Directory
New directory entries
7. Enter the name when prompted.
• Use the dial pad to enter a name (up to 15 characters). Each time a key is pressed, the character on that key will be displayed. Additional key presses will produce other characters on that key. See the chart below.
ENTER NAME
Pat Williams_
NOTE: The first letter of every word will be capitalized. The remaining letters in a word will be lowercase as shown in the chart on the right.
– Press
or
to move the cursor to the left or right.
– Press
– Press and hold
all letters.
Dial
Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
1
A
D
G
J
M
P
T
W
0
#
space
2
#
B
E
H
K
N
Q
U
X
?
Pat Williams
555-1234
MUTE/REMOVE
to erase letters.
MUTE/REMOVE
Characters by number of key presses
3
4
5
6
7
‘
,
.
&
C
2
a
b
c
3
d
e
f
F
I
4
g
h
i
L
5
j
k
l
O
6
m
n
o
R
S
7
p
q
V
8
t
u
v
Y
Z
9
w
x
!
/
(
)
to erase 8
9
r
s
y
z
@
8.Press MENU/SELECT to store your new
directory entry. The name and the telephone
number will then be shown on the screen. To
change it later, see page 30.
27
Directory
Directory review
To review directory entries
Andrew
555-6789
Barbara
555-9876
1.Press DIR in idle mode to display the first
listing in the directory. DIRECTORY EMPTY
will be displayed if there are no directory
entries.
-ORYou can also display the first listing in the
directory by first pressing MENU/SELECT twice,
then press MENU/SELECT again to choose
>REVIEW.
2.Press
or
to browse through the
directory. Entries will be displayed
alphabetically by the first letter in the name.
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Directory
Directory search
To search by name
1.Press DIR in idle mode to display the first
listing in the directory. DIRECTORY EMPTY will
be displayed if there are no directory entries.
2.When a name entry is displayed, press the dial
pad keys (2-9) to start a name search.
The directory will display the first name
beginning with the first letter associated with
the dial pad key, if there is an entry in the
directory that begins with that letter.
3.To see other names that start with the letters
on the dial pad key, keep pressing the key. The
names will be shown in alphabetical order.
For example, if you have name entries Jennifer,
Jessie, Kevin and Linda in your directory:
• If you press 5 (JKL) once, you will see
Jennifer.
• If you press 5 (JKL) twice, you will see Jessie.
• If you press 5 (JKL) three times, you will see
Kevin.
• If you press 5 (JKL) four times, you will see
Linda.
• If you press 5 (JKL) five times, you will see
Jennifer again.
NOTES:
1. If there is no name entry matching the first letter of the
key you press, you will see a name entry that matches the
second letter of the key.
2. If you press a key (2-9) and there is no name entry to
match those letters, the directory will show the entry that
matches the next letter in the directory.
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Directory
To dial, delete or edit entries
To dial, delete or edit a directory entry (name
and number), the entry must be displayed on the
handset. Use directory search or review (pages
28-29) to display an entry.
Display dial
To dial a displayed number from the directory,
press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER.
To delete an entry
When a directory entry is displayed, press
MUTE/REMOVE to delete the displayed entry from
the directory. Once deleted, an entry cannot be
retrieved.
To edit an entry
When a directory entry is displayed:
1. Press MENU/SELECT to modify the entry. You will
be prompted to EDIT NUMBER.
Andrew
555-6789
• Press the dial pad keys to add digits.
• Press
• Press
EDIT NUMBER
555-1234
EDIT NAME
Andy
Andy
555-1234
MUTE/REMOVE
or
to erase digits.
to move the cursor.
• Press and hold REDIAL/PAUSE to add a three-second pause if desired.
• Press REDIAL/PAUSE, then
or
to scroll to a previously dialed number. Press
MENU/SELECT to add the redial number to the entry.
2. Press MENU/SELECT. ��������������������������
You will be prompted to EDIT NAME.
•Press the dial pad keys to add characters (page 27).
•Press MUTE/REMOVE to erase characters.
•Press
or
to move the cursor.
3. Press MENU/SELECT to confirm.
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Caller ID operation
Caller ID operation
Information about caller ID with call waiting
CHRISTINE SMITH
908-555-0100
10:01
AM
NEW
11/23
This product has caller ID with call waiting feature
that works with your local telephone company
service.
This product can be used with regular caller ID
service, or this product’s other features can be
used without subscribing to either caller ID or
combined caller ID with call waiting service.
There are fees for caller ID services. In addition,
services may not be available in all areas.
Depending on your service, caller ID with call
waiting lets you see the name and telephone
number of the caller before answering the
telephone, even while on another call.
NOTE: Caller ID
features will work only
if both you and the
caller are in areas
offering caller ID
service, and if both
telephone companies
use compatible
equipment. The time
and date are sent by
the telephone company
along with the call
information.
It may be necessary to change your telephone
service to use this feature. Contact your telephone
company if:
• You have both caller ID and call waiting, but
as separate services (you may need combined
service).
• You have only caller ID service, or only call
waiting service.
• You do not have any caller ID or call waiting
services and would like to use this feature.
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Caller ID operation
Caller ID operation
How the caller ID history (call log) works
CHRISTINE SMITH
908-555-0100
NEW
10:01
AM
11/23
The caller ID history stores information about
the last 50 incoming calls. Review the caller ID
history to find out who called, to easily return
the call, or to copy the caller’s name and
number into your directory.
The caller ID history deletes the oldest entry
when the log is full to make room for new
incoming calls.
If you answer a call before the information
appears on the screen, it will not be saved in the
caller ID history.
The caller ID history is stored in the telephone
base, and is shared by all handsets. Changes
made at any one handset will be reflected in all.
NOTE: Only one handset can review the caller ID
history at a time. If another handset attempts to enter
the directory or caller log, it will display
NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
Caller’s name
CHRISTINE SMITH
908-555-0100
NEW
10:01
AM
11/23
Time of call
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Caller’s number
Appears when the
call is missed and
un-reviewed
Date of call
Caller ID operation
Caller ID operation
Chris
908-555-0100
NEW
10:01
AM
Memory match
If the incoming telephone number exactly
matches a telephone number in your directory,
the name that appears on the screen will match
the corresponding name in your directory.
For example, if Christine Smith calls, her name
will appear as Chris if this is how you entered it
into your directory.
11/23
NOTE: The number shown by your caller ID will be in
the format sent by the phone company. The phone
company usually delivers ten-digit phone numbers
(area code plus phone number). If the telephone
number of the person calling does not exactly match a
number in your directory, the name will appear as
delivered by the phone company. For example if the
phone company includes the area code and the
directory number does not, the name will appear as
delivered by the phone company.
Missed (new) call indicator
HANDSET 1
6 MISSED CALLS
Pat Williams
555-1234
10:31 AM
NEW
11/23
When a handset is in idle mode and has calls
that have not been reviewed, its screen will show
XX MISSED CALLS.
All entries which have not been reviewed will
be counted as missed calls when the phone is
idle. Each time an entry from the caller ID history
marked NEW is reviewed, the number of missed
calls decreases by one.
If you do not want to review all the missed calls
one by one, but you still want to keep all the
missed calls in the caller ID history, you can
press and hold OFF/CLEAR for four seconds
when the handset is idle. All the entries in the
caller ID history will be considered old (have
been reviewed), and the missed calls counter is
reset to 0.
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Caller ID operation
Caller ID history
HANDSET 1
6 MISSED CALLS
Pat Williams
555-1234
10:31
AM
NEW
11/23
Jeffrey Adams
555-9876
10:21
AM
NEW
11/23
Chris Thompson
908-555-0100
10:11
AM
NEW
11/23
The various dialing options
are:
555-5555
555-555-5555
1-555-555-5555
1-555-5555
To review caller ID history
1.Press CID to review the caller ID history. The
caller ID history displays the caller ID entries
in reverse chronological order starting with
the most recent call.
-OR You can also review the caller ID history by
pressing MENU/SELECT, then use
or
to
scroll to the >CALL LOG, then press
MENU/SELECT.
2.Press
or
to scroll through the list as
shown on the left.
To dial from caller ID history
While reviewing an entry in the caller ID history:
• Press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER to call
the number as it is displayed in the caller ID
history.
-OR• Press # repeatedly to see the various dialing
options (you can choose to dial with or
without an area code, or with or without the
1), then press PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER
to place the call.
NOTE: You may need to change how a caller ID
number will be dialed if the entry is not displayed in
the correct format. Caller ID numbers may appear with
an area code which may not be required for local
calls, or without a 1 which may be needed for long
distance calls.
Other options
• Press MUTE/REMOVE to delete the displayed
entry from the caller ID history.
• With an entry from the caller ID history
displayed, press and hold MUTE/REMOVE to
delete all entries from the caller ID history.
When asked to confirm, press MENU/SELECT
to clear the caller ID history of all entries,
or press OFF/CLEAR to exit and leave all
entries in the caller ID history intact.
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Caller ID operation
Caller ID history
NOTE: If both the name and number are not provided, UNABLE TO SAVE will be
displayed.
• Press MENU/SELECT to copy this entry into your
directory. You will be given the opportunity to
edit the name or the number (page 30) if they
are not provided.
• Press OFF/CLEAR to exit the caller ID
history.
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Answering system operation
About the answering system
Answering system and voicemail
Your telephone has both a digital answering
system and voicemail indication. Voicemail is
offered by your telephone service provider
(fees may apply). Your telephone’s answering
system and voicemail indication are independent
features. Each alerts you to new messages
differently. For more information on the
voicemail indicators, see page 23. To listen to
your voicemail, you typically dial an access
number provided by your telephone company,
followed by a security code or PIN. To listen to
messages recorded on your digital answering
system, press
PLAY/STOP button on the
telephone base.
If you subscribe to caller ID/call waiting service
through your telephone service provider, you
can use your telephone answering system and
voicemail together. Set your answering system to
answer calls at least two rings earlier than your
voicemail is set to answer. For example, set your
voicemail to answer calls after six rings and set
you answering system to answer after four rings.
Some voicemail providers may program the
delay before answering calls in seconds instead
of rings; in this case allow six seconds per
ring when determining the appropriate setting.
By doing this, if you are on a call, or if the
answering system is busy recording a message
and you receive another call, the second caller
can leave a voicemail message.
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Answering system operation
About the answering system
The answering system can record up to 99
messages, depending on the length of each
message. Individual messages can be up to four
minutes long, and the total maximum recording
time is 14 minutes. Messages will remain
available for replay until you delete them.
If F is flashing in the message window, memory
is full. You will have to delete some messages
before new ones can be recorded.
When there are new messages (including
memos) on the answering system, the number
of message stored will flash in the message
counter.
To play answering system messages, press
PLAY/STOP. Press VOLUME
��������������
to adjust the
playback volume when playing messages.
Voice prompts
The system provides voice prompts to guide you
through setup.
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Answering system operation
Day & time announcement
To check day & time
You can press CLOCK when the system is idle to
hear the current day and time.
If you subscribe to caller ID service from
your local telephone company, the time will
automatically be set with every incoming call.
You must set the year so that the day of the
week can be calculated from the caller ID
information.
If you do not hear the correct time, day, and
year, follow the steps below.
NOTE: If the clock was
not set when a message
was recorded, the
system will announce
"Time and day not set"
before the message is
played back.
To set day & time
Before playing each message, the answering system
announces the day and time the message was
received.
Follow the steps below to set the year, time and
day, so the day and time are correct. Each time you
press SKIP or REPEAT, the year, hour, minute
or day increases or decreases by one. Press and
hold SKIP or REPEAT to increase or decrease
the minutes or year by increments of ten. When
you hear the correct setting, press CLOCK to move
to the next setting.
1. Press CLOCK, the system will announce the
current clock setting, and then announce “To set
the clock, press CLOCK.”
2. Press CLOCK, The system will announce the
current year setting, and then announce “To
change the year, press SKIP or REPEAT, to
change the hour, press CLOCK.”
3. Press CLOCK, The system will announce the
current hour setting, and then announce “To
change the hour, press SKIP or REPEAT, to
change the minute, press CLOCK.”
4. Press CLOCK, The system will announce the
current minute setting, and then announce “To
change the minute, press SKIP or REPEAT, to
change the day, press CLOCK.”
5. Press CLOCK, The system will announce the
current day setting, and then announce “To
change the day, press SKIP or REPEAT, press
CLOCK when you are done.”
6. Press CLOCK. The system announces the
current clock setting.
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Answering system operation
Answering system mode
Unless you change it, the answering system will
be on, that is, ready to record messages. You can
turn the answering system off, but if you do so,
the answering system will not answer calls and
record incoming messages.
To turn the answering system on or off:
• Press ANSWER ON to turn off your
answering system. The system will announce
“Calls will not be answered” and then beep to
confirm the system is off. The ANSWER ON
light will be off.
• To turn the system back on, press ANSWER
ON. The system will announce “Calls will
be answered” and then beep to confirm the
system is on. The ANSWER ON light will be
on.
NOTE: If the answering system is off, and there is an
incoming call, the system will answer after 10 rings
and announce to the caller “Please enter your remote
access code.” For more information about remote
access, see pages 49-50.
Call screening at the telephone base
If the answering system is on and the
base volume is not off, you will hear the
announcement and the incoming message when
a call comes in.
Call intercept
While you are screening a call, you can stop
recording and speak to the caller by pressing
PHONE/FLASH or SPEAKER on the handset.
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Answering system operation
Outgoing announcements
Outgoing announcements are the messages
callers hear when calls are answered by the
answering system.
The telephone has a prerecorded outgoing
announcement: “Hello. Please leave a message
after the tone.” You can use this announcement,
or replace it with your own recording.
To play your current outgoing announcement
1. Press ANNC., you will hear "Announcement.
Press PLAY or press RECORD."
2.Press
PLAY/STOP to hear the outgoing
announcement, press again to replay the
announcement.
Press ANNC. at anytime to exit the announcement
menu.
To record a new outgoing announcement
1.Press ANNC. You will hear "Announcement.
Press PLAY or press RECORD."
2.Press RECORD and begin speaking after you
hear "Record after the tone. Press STOP when
you are done."
3. Speak facing the telephone base from
approximately nine inches away.
4. Press
PLAY/STOP when you are done.
Your recorded announcement will be played
back.
To listen to the recorded announcement again,
press
PLAY/STOP.
To record a new announcement, press RECORD
and follow the above steps. Press ANNC. at
anytime to exit the announcement menu.
Elapsed time (in seconds) will be shown in
the message window when recording. You can
record an announcement up to 90 seconds long.
An announcement shorter than two seconds
long will not be recorded.
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Answering system operation
Outgoing announcements
To delete your outgoing announcement
1.Press ANNC. You will hear “Announcement.
Press PLAY or press RECORD."
2.Press
PLAY/STOP to begin playback.
3.Press DELETE during playback to delete
your announcement, "Announcement deleted."
will be announced.
Press ANNC. to exit the announcement menu.
When your announcement is deleted, calls will
be answered with the pre-set announcement
described on page 40.
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Answering system operation
Answering system setup
You can change the number of rings, telephone
base ringer volume, remote access code and
message alert tone.
To change the answering system setup:
NOTE: To adjust the
voice prompt volume,
press VOLUME
.
1.Press SETUP repeatedly to hear the settings
for different features.
2. When you hear the feature you want to
change, press SKIP or REPEAT to change
the setting.
• Number of rings - set the number of rings
before the answering system answers an
incoming call.
• Base ringer - set the volume of the
telephone base ringer.
• Remote access code - change the code
required to access your answering system
from another telephone.
• Message alert tone - set the message
alert tone to On so that it will beep
when you have a new answering system
message.
3.Press SETUP to save your selection and move
to the next menu option.
-OR Press
PLAY/STOP to save your selection
and exit the menu.
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Answering system operation
Answering system setup
Number of rings
You can set the answering system to answer an
incoming call after two, four, or six rings. You can
also select toll saver, which is explained below.
Unless you change it, the answering system
answers an incoming call after four rings.
To set the number of rings:
1.Press SETUP. The system will announce
"Number of rings," followed by the current
setting, and then "To change the setting press
SKIP or REPEAT; to continue setup, press
SETUP."
2. Press SKIP or REPEAT to change to two,
four, or six rings, or toll saver.
• Toll saver - the answering system answers
a call after two rings when there are new
messages, and after four rings when there
are no new messages. This allows you to
check for new messages without paying
for a toll call.
3.Press SETUP to save your selection and move
to the next menu option.
-OR Press
PLAY/STOP to save your selection
and exit the menu.
NOTE: If you subscribe to caller ID/call waiting and
voicemail service through your telephone service
provider, you can use your telephone answering system
and voicemail together. Set your answering system to
answer calls at least two rings earlier than your
voicemail is set to answer. For example, set your
voicemail to answer calls after six rings and set you
answering system to answer after four rings. By doing
this, if you are on a call, or if the answering system is
busy recording a message and you receive another call,
the second caller can leave a voicemail message.
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Answering system operation
Answering system setup
Base ringer volume
You can set the volume to high or low, or turn
the base ringer off. Unless you change it, the
telephone base ringer volume is set to low.
To change the setting:
1.Press SETUP twice. The system will announce
“Base ringer,” followed by the current setting,
and then “To change the setting press SKIP
or REPEAT; to continue setup, press SETUP.”
2. Press SKIP or REPEAT to change among
off, low or high.
3.Press SETUP to save your selection and move
to the next menu option.
-OR Press
PLAY/STOP to save your selection
and exit the menu.
Remote access code
To access your answering system remotely from
any touch tone phone, you need to enter a twodigit number (10-99). Unless you change it, the
remote access code is 19.
To change the remote access code:
1.Press SETUP three times. The system will
announce "Remote access code," followed by
the current setting, and then "To change the
setting press SKIP or REPEAT; to continue
setup, press SETUP."
2.Press SKIP or REPEAT to increase or
decrease the remote access code number by
one. Press and hold SKIP or REPEAT to
increase or decrease the remote access code
number by 10.
3.Press SETUP to save your selection and move
to the next menu option.
-OR Press
PLAY/STOP to save your selection
and exit the menu.
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Answering system operation
Answering system setup
Message alert tone
When the message alert tone is set to On, and
there is at least one new message, the telephone
base will beep every 10 seconds. Unless you
change it, the message alert tone is set to off.
To change the setting:
NOTE:
The message alert tone will
beep only if all the conditions
below are met:
Answering system is on.
Message alert tone setting
is on.
There are new messages.
1.Press SETUP four times. The system will
announce "Message alert tone," followed by
the current setting, and then "To change the
setting press SKIP or REPEAT; to continue
setup, press SETUP."
2. Press SKIP or REPEAT to change between
on and off.
3.Press SETUP to save your selection and move
to the next menu option.
-OR Press
PLAY/STOP to save your selection
and exit the menu.
Temporarily turning off the message alert tone
Pressing any telephone base key (except
HANDSET LOCATOR) will temporarily silence
the message alert tone.
If you press DELETE in idle mode, there will be
a voice prompt to direct you to press DELETE
again to delete all old messages, and the
message alert tone will be temporarily silenced.
The message alert tone will be re-activated with
the next incoming message.
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Message playback
Press
PLAY/STOP to hear messages. The
system announces the number of messages,
then begins playback.
If you have new messages, you will hear only
the new messages (oldest first). If there are no
new messages, the system will play back all
messages (oldest first).
Before each message, you will hear the day and
time it was received. After the last message, you
will hear “End of messages.” If the system has
less than five minutes of recording time left, you
will hear the remaining time.
1.Press
begins.
PLAY/STOP. Message playback
2. Press
PLAY/STOP again to end message
playback.
Options during playback
When a message is playing, you can adjust the
playback volume, and skip, repeat, or delete the
message.
When playing messages:
• Press VOLUME
button to adjust the
message playback volume.
• Press SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press REPEAT to repeat the message. Press
twice to hear the previous message.
• Press DELETE to delete the message.
• Press
PLAY/STOP to stop playback.
To delete all old messages
You can only delete old (reviewed) messages.
New messages must be played before you
can delete them. Deleted messages cannot be
retrieved again.
To delete all old messages:
1.Press DELETE when the telephone is in idle
mode. The system will announce "To delete
all old messages, press DELETE again."
2.Press DELETE again. The system will
announce "All old messages deleted."
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Recording & playing memos
Memos are messages you record yourself. They
are saved, played back and deleted exactly like
incoming messages. You can record a memo as
a reminder to yourself, or leave a message for
someone else who uses the answering system.
To record a memo:
1 Press RECORD. The system will announce
“Record after the tone. Press STOP when you
are done.”
The message window will show the elapsed
time (in seconds) as you record. You can
record a memo up to four minutes long.
Memos less than one second long will not be
saved.
2.Speak facing the MIC (microphone) at the
bottom front of the telephone base from
approximately nine inches away.
Microphone
3.Press
PLAY/STOP to stop recording.
The system will announce "Recorded" and a
confirmation tone.
To play back a memo
Press
PLAY/STOP to hear messages and
memos (see page 46 for other options).
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Message counter displays
Message counter
The message counter usually displays the total
number of answering system messages. See the
table below for other message counter displays.
Message counter displays
0
No messages.
0 (flashing) The clock needs to be set (page 38).
1-99 Total number of messages and memos,
or message number currently playing.
1-99 (flashing) Total number of messages and memos.
The number flashes when there are new
(un-reviewed) messages.
After a power failure, the number in the
message counter will flash to indicate
the clock needs to be set.
10-99
Current remote access code while
setting (page 44).
1-99 (counting)
Elapsed time while recording a memo
(page 47) or announcement up to 90
seconds (pages 40-41).
99 (flashing)
A memo recording is more than 99
seconds.
F (flashing) Memory is full. Messages must be
deleted before new messages can be
recorded.
--
System is answering a call, being
accessed remotely, or the clock is being
set.
-- (flashing) System is being setup, initialized or
messages are being deleted.
02, 04, 06, tS Displayed while setting the number of
rings (page 43).
1-8
Displayed for two seconds while
telephone base speaker volume is
being adjusted.
HI, LO, OF
Displayed for two seconds while the
telephone base ringer volume is being
adjusted.
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Remote access
You can access your answering system remotely
by dialing your home telephone number from
any touch-tone telephone.
To remotely access your answering system:
1.Dial your telephone number from any touchtone telephone.
2.When the system answers, enter the two digit
remote access code (19 is the default code,
see page 44 to change it).
NOTES:
•If you have new messages, the system will automatically announce the number of new messages and then begin to play them.
1. If a valid remote access code
is not entered, the call will
be ended automatically.
3. You can also enter the following remote
commands.
2. If you pause for more than
four seconds during remote
access, you will hear a help
menu listing all features and
commands. If there is no
command for another 20
seconds, the call will end
automatically.
Remote commands
3. If you want to delete all
your old messages remotely,
you can press 3 twice in
remote standby mode to
delete them.
4. If memory is full, after 10
rings the answering system
will answer and announce
"Memory is full, enter the
remote access code." Enter
your remote access code
for access to messages and
announcements.
Command
Description
1
Press to hear all messages.
2
Press to hear only new messages.
3
Press to delete the current message (during playback).
3 3
Press twice to delete all old messages.
4
Press to repeat the current message (during playback).
4 4
Press twice to hear the previous message.
5
Press to stop any operation (including recording).
* 5
Press to hear a list of remote commands.
6
Press to skip to the next message (during playback).
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Remote access
* 7
Press to record a new announcement.
0
Press to turn the answering system on or off.
8
Press to end remote access (the call will be terminated).
4. Hang up to end the call and save all
undeleted messages.
Cut out the remote access wallet card at the back
of this user’s manual for quick reference.
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Screen icons, indicator lights & tones
Screen icons & alert tones
Screen icons
Speakerphone is in use.
New voicemail messages have been received.
Ringer off.
HANDSET 1
25 MISSED CALLS
MUTE NEW
10:21
AM
11/23
Microphone is muted.
Missed and un-reviewed calls.
Battery charging (animated display).
Low battery (flashing); place handset in telephone base or
charger to recharge.
Handset alert tones
Two short beeps
VOLUME
keys are pressed when the volume is
already at its highest or lowest setting.
Four short beeps Low battery warning.
Two beeps
Out of range while the handset is on a call.
Confirmation
tone
Command completed successfully.
Telephone base tones
One beep every
10 seconds
Message alert.
A series of beeps VOLUME
keys are pressed when the volume is
already at its highest or lowest setting.
Indicator lights
VOICEMAIL
IN USE
•
•
•
On when handset
is in use, when the
answering system
is answering an
incoming call or
you are registering
a handset.
Flashes when
another telephone
is in use on the
same line, or you
are deregistering a
handset from the
telephone base.
Flashes quickly
when there is an
incoming call.
Flashes when you have new
voicemail. Voicemail is a service
offered by your local telephone
company, and is different from
answering system messages.
CHARGE
On when the
handset is charging
in the telephone
base or charger
ANSWER ON
On when answering
system is on and ready to
receive calls.
Blue lighted
display
Blue lighted
keypad
SPEAKER
On when speakerphone
is in use.
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Handset display screen messages
Screen display messages
PHONE
The handset is in use.
ENDED
You have just ended a call.
CALL LOG EMPTY
You are accessing an empty caller ID
history.
DIRECTORY EMPTY You are accessing an empty directory.
LIST FULL
The directory is full. No new entries
can be saved.
MUTED
The microphone is muted.
SPEAKER
The handset speakerphone is in use.
LOW BATTERY
The battery needs to be recharged.
INCOMING CALL
There is a call coming in.
NEW VOICE MAIL
There are new voicemail messages.
XX MISSED CALLS There are new calls in the caller ID
history.
CONNECTING ...
The handset has lost communication
with the telephone base.
** PAGING **
The telephone base is paging handset(s).
Another handset is calling.
HANDSET X
IS CALLING
(For TL72208/TL72308/
TL72408)
LINE IN USE
An extension phone or one of the
handsets is in use.
NO LINE
No telephone line is connected.
ALREADY SAVED
The telephone number you have entered
is already stored in the directory.
SAVED
The entry in the caller ID history is
saved to the directory successfully.
PLACE IN
CHARGER
The battery is very low. The handset
should be placed in the telephone base
or charger.
CHARGING
A handset with a low battery has
been placed in the telephone base or
charger.
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Handset display screen messages
Screen display messages
UNABLE TO CALL
TRY AGAIN
Failed intercom or conference call
(there are already two handsets
being used).
NOT AVAILABLE
AT THIS TIME
Someone else is already using the
directory or call log when you try
to do so.
MICROPHONE ON
Mute has just been turned off so
your voice is again being sent out.
INTERCOM TO:
(For TL72208/TL72308/
TL72408)
You have started the intercom
process, and need to enter the
handset number you want to call.
INTERCOM ENDED
The intercom call has just been ended
by you or the receiver of the call.
The handset is intercomming
CALLING
another handset.
HANDSET X
(For TL72208/TL72308/
TL72408)
You have started the call transfer
TRANSFER TO:
(For TL72208/TL72308/ using intercom process, and need to
enter the handset number to which
TL72408)
you want to transfer the call.
CALL TRANSFERED You have transferred an outside call
to another handset.
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Adding and registering handsets
Your telephone can accommodate up to four cordless handsets. You can add
new handsets (TL70008, sold separately) to the TL72108/TL72208/TL72308
at any time, but each new handset must be registered with the telephone
base before use. Each handset must be registered separately.
The handset provided with your TL72108 is automatically registered as
handset 1. Additional handsets will be assigned numbers in the order they are
registered (handset 2, handset 3 and handset 4). You can register a maximum
of four handsets.
The TL72208 has two handsets automatically registered as handset 1 and
handset 2. You can register two additional handsets, which will be assigned as
handset 3 and handset 4.
The TL72308 has three handsets automatically registered as handset 1,
handset 2 and handset 3. You can register one additional handset, which will
be assigned as handset 4.
The TL72408 has four pre-registered handsets, so you cannot register any
additional handset to it.
NOT REGISTERED
PRESS HNDST LOC
4 SEC ON BASE
PLEASE WAIT...
HANDSET X
REGISTERED
Handsets purchased separately need to be registered to
the telephone base before use. When first purchased, all
optional accessory handsets will show NOT REGISTERED on
the screen. The new handset may need to be charged for
five minutes before registering to the main telephone base.
To register a handset to your telephone base
1.Place the unregistered handset into the telephone base.
If PRESS HNDST LOC 4 SEC ON BASE does not appear
on the handset screen after a few seconds, remove the
handset and place it in the telephone base again.
2.On the telephone base, press and hold HANDSET
LOCATOR for about four seconds (until the red IN USE
light on the telephone base turns on) and then release
the button. The handset will show PLEASE WAIT... and it
will take about 10 seconds to complete the registration.
The handset will show HS X REGISTERED and will beep if
the registration is successful.
NOTES:
1. If the registration is not successful, the display will show NOT
REGISTERED. To reset the handset, remove the handset from the
telephone base and place it back in. Try the registration process again.
2. You cannot register a handset if any other system handset is in use.
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Replacing a handset
You may need to de-register your handsets if:
You have four registered handsets and need to replace a handset.
-ORYou wish to change the designated handset number of your registered
handsets.
You must first de-register ALL the handsets, and then re-register each handset
you wish to use.
Please read carefully through all the instructions on this page before
beginning the de-registration process.
To de-register all handsets
1.Press and hold
HANDSET LOCATOR on the telephone base for about 10
seconds (until the IN USE light turns on and starts to flash), then release
the
HANDSET LOCATOR button.
2.Immediately press and release
HANDSET LOCATOR again. You must
press
HANDSET LOCATOR while the IN USE light is still flashing. (The
light flashes for about seven seconds. If the light stops flashing, pick up the
handset and place it back into the telephone base, then repeat step one
above.)
3.The handset(s) will show CONNECTING... and it will take about 10 seconds
to complete de-registration. ALL handsets will show NOT REGISTERED if
de-registration was successful.
NOT REGISTERED
4. To re-register the handset(s) to the telephone base, follow the registration
instructions on page 54.
NOTES:
1. If the de-registration process was not successful, you may need to reset the system and try again.
To reset: pick up the handset and press the PHONE/FLASH button, then press the OFF/CLEAR
button and place the handset back into the telephone base. You may also reset by unplugging the
power from the telephone base and plugging it back in.
2. You cannot de-register the handset(s) if any other system handset is in use.
3. You will need to reset the system clock after de-registering handset(s), refer to page 38 for details.
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Troubleshooting
If you have difficulty with your telephone, please try the suggestions below. For
Customer Service, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com, or call
1 (800) 222–3111. In Canada dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
My phone
doesn’t work
at all.
• Make sure the power cord is securely plugged in.
• Make sure that the battery connector is securely plugged
into the cordless handset.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is securely and firmly
plugged into the telephone base and the telephone wall
jack.
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least
16 hours. For optimum daily performance, return the
cordless handset to its base when not in use.
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If the battery is depleted, it may take approximately four
minutes to charge the handset before it can resume
screen display.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical
power. Wait for approximately 15 seconds, then plug it
back in. Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset
and telephone base to reset.
• You may need to purchase a new battery, please refer to
page 6 of this user’s manual.
I cannot get a
dial tone.
• First try all the suggestions above.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base.
You might have moved out of range.
• If the previous suggestions don’t work, disconnect the
telephone base from the telephone jack and connect to
a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone
either, the problem is in your wiring or local service.
Contact your local telephone company.
• Your line cord might be malfunctioning. Try installing a
new line cord.
I cannot dial
out.
• First try all the suggestions above.
• Make sure you have a dial tone before dialing. The
cordless handset may take a second or two to find the
telephone base and produce a dial tone. This is normal.
Wait an extra second before dialing.
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Troubleshooting
• Eliminate any background noise. Noise from a television,
radio or other appliances may cause the phone to not
dial out properly. If you cannot eliminate the background
noise, first try muting the cordless handset before
dialing, or dialing from another room in your home with
less background noise.
• If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or local service.
Contact your local telephone company (charges may
apply).
My cordless
handset isn’t
performing
normally.
• Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into the
telephone base. Plug the unit into a different, working
electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base.
You might have moved out of range.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical
power. Wait for 15 seconds then plug it back in.
Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset and
telephone base to reset.
• Other electronic products can cause interference to
your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far
away from these types of electronic devices as possible:
television sets, VCRs, or other cordless telephones.
CONNECTING... • Ensure that the telephone base is powered up.
displays on my
• Place the cordless handset in the telephone base for
cordless handset.
one minute to allow the cordless handset and base to
resynchronize channels.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base.
You might have moved out of range.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the unit’s electrical
power. Wait for 15 seconds then plug it back in.
Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset and
telephone base to reset.
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Troubleshooting
• Other electronic products can cause interference with
your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far
away from these types of electronic devices as possible:
television sets, VCRs, or other cordless telephones.
The batteries
will not hold a
charge.
• If the cordless handset is in its telephone base or
charger and the charge light does not come on, refer to
The charge light is off in this Troubleshooting guide.
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least
16 hours. For optimum daily performance, return the
cordless handset to its base when not in use.
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If the battery is depleted, it may take approximately four
minutes to charge the handset before it can resume
screen display.
• You may need to purchase a new battery, please refer
to the Battery installation and charging section of this
user’s manual.
• Your phone might be malfunctioning. Please refer to
the Limited warranty section of this user’s manual for
further instruction.
I get noise,
static, or weak
signal even
when I’m near
the telephone
base.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (Digital
Subscriber Line - DSL) through your telephone line, you
must install a DSL filter between the telephone base
and the telephone wall jack (see page 5). The filter will
prevent noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL
interference. Please contact your DSL service provider
for more information about DSL filters.
• You may be able to improve the performance of your
cordless phone by installing your new telephone base
as far as possible from any other existing cordless
telephone system that may already be installed.
• Other electronic products can cause interference to
your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far
away from the following electronic devices as possible:
television sets, VCRs, or other cordless telephones.
• Do not install this phone near a microwave oven or
on the same electrical outlet. You may experience
decreased performance while the microwave oven is
operating.
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Troubleshooting
• If your phone is plugged in with a modem or a surge
protector, plug the phone (or modem/surge protector)
into a different location. If this doesn’t solve the
problem, re-locate your phone or modem farther apart
from one another, or use a different surge protector.
• Relocate your phone to a higher location. The phone will
likely have better reception when not installed in a low
area.
• If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or local service.
Contact your local telephone company (charges may
apply).
I hear other
calls while using
my phone.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone jack,
and plug in a different telephone. If you still hear other
calls, the problem is probably in your wiring or local
service. Call your local telephone company.
My cordless
handset does
not ring when I
receive a call.
• Make sure that the ringer is not turned off. Refer to the
section(s) on ringer selection in this user’s manual.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged securely
into the telephone base and the telephone jack. Make
sure the power cord is securely plugged in.
• The cordless handset may be too far from the telephone
base.
• Charge the battery in the cordless handset for at least
16 hours. For optimum daily performance, return the
cordless handset to its base when not in use.
• You may have too many extension phones on
your telephone line to allow all of them to ring
simultaneously. Try unplugging some of the other
phones.
• The layout of your home or office might be limiting
the operating range. Try moving the telephone base to
another location, preferably on an upper floor.
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Troubleshooting
• If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or local service.
Contact your local telephone company (charges may
apply).
• Test a working phone at the phone jack. If another
phone has the same problem, the problem is the phone
jack. Contact your local telephone company (charges
may apply).
• Other electronic products can cause interference with
your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far
away as possible from electronic devices like television
sets, VCRs, or other cordless telephones.
• Re-install the battery, and place cordless handset in the
telephone base. Wait for the cordless handset to reestablish its connection with the telephone base. Allow
up to one minute for this to take place.
• Your line cord might be malfunctioning. Try installing a
new line cord.
My calls fade
out or cut in
and out while
I’m using
my cordless
handset.
• Other electronic products can cause interference with
your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far
away from the following electronic devices as possible:
television sets, VCRs, or other cordless telephones.
• Do not install this phone near a microwave oven or
on the same electrical outlet. You may experience
decreased performance while the microwave oven is
operating.
• If your phone is plugged in with a modem or surge
protector, plug the phone (or modem/surge protector)
into a different location. If this doesn’t solve the
problem, re-locate your phone or modem farther apart
from one another, or use a different surge protector.
• Relocate your telephone base to a higher location. The
phone will have better reception when not installed in a
low area.
• If the other phones in your home are having the same
problem, the problem is in your wiring or local service.
Contact your local telephone company (charges may
apply).
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Troubleshooting
The charge
light is off.
• Make sure the power and line cords are plugged in
correctly and securely.
• Unplug the unit’s electrical power. Wait for 15 seconds,
then plug it back in. Allow up to one minute for the
cordless handset and telephone base to reset.
• Clean the cordless handset and telephone base charging
contacts each month using a pencil eraser or cloth.
• Your phone might be malfunctioning. Please refer to the
Limited warranty section of this user’s manual for further
instruction.
My caller ID
isn’t working.
•Caller ID is a subscription service. You must subscribe to
this service from your local telephone company for this
feature to work on your phone.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (Digital
Subscriber Line - DSL) through your telephone line, you
must install a DSL filter between the telephone base
and the telephone wall jack (see page 5). The filter will
prevent noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL
interference. Please contact your DSL service provider for
more information about DSL filters.
• Your caller must be calling from an area that supports
caller ID.
• Both you and your caller’s telephone companies must use
caller ID compatible equipment.
System does
not receive
caller ID when
on a call.
• Make sure you subscribe to caller ID with call waiting
features services provided by your local telephone
company. Caller ID features will work only if both you and
the caller are in areas offering caller ID service, and if
both telephone companies use compatible equipment.
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Troubleshooting
Incomplete
messages.
• If a caller leaves a very long message, part of it may
be lost when the system disconnects the call after four
minutes.
• If the caller pauses for more than seven seconds, the
system stops recording and disconnects the call.
• If the system’s memory becomes full during a message,
the system stops recording and disconnects the call.
• If the caller's voice is very soft, the system may stop
recording and disconnects the call.
Difficulty hearing • Press VOLUME
messages.
System does
not answer after
correct number
of rings.
to increase speaker volume.
• Make sure that the answering system is on (see page
39).
• If toll saver is activated, the number of rings changes to
two when you have new messages stored (see page 43).
• If the memory is full or the system is off, the system will
answer after 10 rings.
System
• You need to reset the answering system clock (page 38).
announces “Time
and day not set.”
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Troubleshooting
System does not
respond to remote
commands.
• Make sure to enter your remote access code correctly
(see pages 49-50).
• Make sure you are calling from a touch-tone phone.
When you dial a number, you should hear tones. If you
hear clicks, the phone is not a touch-tone telephone and
cannot activate the answering system.
• The answering system may not detect the remote access
code while your announcement is playing. Try waiting
until the announcement is over before entering the code.
• There may be noise or interference on the phone line
you are using. Press dial pad keys firmly.
System does
not record
message.
• Make sure answering system is on (see page 39).
Outgoing
announcement
is not clear.
• When you record your announcement, make sure you
speak in a normal tone of voice, about nine inches from
the telephone base.
• Make sure the memory of the answering system is not
full.
• Make sure there is no background noise (TV, music, etc.)
while you are recording.
Common cure
for electronic
equipment.
If the unit does not seem to be responding normally, try
putting the cordless handset in its base. If it does not seem
to respond, do the following (in the order listed):
• Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
• Disconnect the cordless handset battery, and spare
battery, if applicable.
• Wait a few minutes.
• Connect power to the telephone base.
• Re-install the battery, and place the cordless handset
into the telephone base.
• Wait for the cordless handset to re-establish its
connection with the telephone base. Allow up to one
minute for this to take place.
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Maintenance
Taking care of your telephone
• Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must
be treated with care.
• Avoid rough treatment.
• Place the handset down gently.
• Save the original packing materials to protect your telephone if you ever
need to ship it.
Avoid water
• Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the handset
outdoors in the rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install the
telephone base near a sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
• Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic
equipment. For your own safety, take caution when using electric appliances
during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
• Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for
many years. Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or
a mild soap.
• Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you are wet or
standing in water. If the telephone base should fall into water, DO NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU
UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the unit
out by the unplugged cords.
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Important safety information
This symbol is to alert you to important operating or servicing
instructions that may appear in this user’s manual. Always follow basic safety
precautions when using this product to reduce the risk of injury, fire, or
electric shock.
Safety information
• Read and understand all instructions in the user’s manual. Observe all
markings on the product.
• Avoid using a telephone during a thunderstorm. There may be a slight
chance of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use a telephone in the vicinity of a gas leak. If you suspect a gas
leak, report it immediately, but use a telephone away from the area where
gas is leaking. If this product is a cordless model, make sure the telephone
base is also away from the area.
• Do not use this product near water, or when you are wet. For example,
do not use it in a wet basement or shower, or next to a swimming pool,
bathtub, kitchen sink, or laundry tub. Do not use liquids or aerosol sprays
for cleaning. If the product comes in contact with any liquids, unplug any
line or power cord immediately. Do not plug the product back in until it has
dried thoroughly.
• Install this product in a protected location where no one can trip over
any line or power cords. Protect cords from damage or abrasion.
• If this product does not operate normally, see the Troubleshooting
section on pages 56-63 of this user’s manual. If you cannot solve the
problem, or if the product is damaged, refer to the Limited warranty on
pages 71-73. Do not open this product except as may be directed in your
user’s manual. Opening the product or reassembling it incorrectly may
expose you to hazardous voltages or other risks.
• Replace batteries only as described in your user’s manual. Do not burn
or puncture batteries — they contain caustic chemicals.
• This power adapter is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical
or floor mount position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in
place if it is plugged into a ceiling or an under-the-table/cabinet outlet.
Caution: Use only the power adapter provided with this product. To obtain a
replacement, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800)
222-3111. In Canada dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
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Important safety information
Especially about cordless telephones:
•
Privacy: The same features that make a cordless telephone convenient
create some limitations. Telephone calls are transmitted between the
telephone base and the handset by radio waves, so there is a possibility
that your cordless telephone conversations could be intercepted by
radio receiving equipment within range of the cordless handset. For this
reason, you should not think of cordless telephone conversations as
being as private as those on corded telephones.
• Electrical power: The telephone base of this cordless telephone must be
connected to a working electrical outlet which is not controlled by a wall
switch. Calls cannot be made from the handset if the telephone base is
unplugged, switched off, or if the electrical power is interrupted.
• Potential TV interference: Some cordless telephones operate at
frequencies that may cause interference to TVs and VCRs. To minimize
or prevent such interference, do not place the telephone base of the
cordless telephone near or on top of a TV or VCR. If interference is
experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away from the TV or
VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference.
• Rechargeable batteries: This product contains either nickel-cadmium
or nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Exercise care in handling
batteries in order not to create a short circuit with conductive material
such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat
and cause harm. Observe proper polarity between the battery and the
battery charger.
• Nickel-metal-hydride rechargeable batteries: Dispose of these batteries
in a safe manner. Do not burn or puncture. Like other batteries of this
type, if burned or punctured, they could release caustic material which
could cause injury.
The RBRC™ Seal means that the manufacturer is voluntarily participating in an
industry program to collect and recycle nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries
when taken out of service within the United States. These batteries may be taken to
a participating local retailer of replacement batteries or recycling center. Or you
may call 1-800-8-BATTERY for locations accepting spent Ni-MH batteries.
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Important safety information
Precautions for users of implanted cardiac pacemakers
Cardiac pacemakers (applies only to digital cordless telephones):
Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR), an independent research entity, led
a multidisciplinary evaluation of the interference between portable wireless
telephones and implanted cardiac pacemakers. Supported by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration, WTR recommends to physicians that:
PACEMAKER PATIENTS
• Should keep wireless telephones at least six inches from the pacemaker.
• Should NOT place wireless telephones directly over the pacemaker, such as
in a breast pocket, when it is turned ON.
• Should use the wireless telephone at the ear opposite the pacemaker.
WTR’s evaluation did not identify any risk to bystanders with pacemakers from
other persons using wireless telephones.
Especially about telephones answering systems
Two-way recording: This unit does not sound warning beeps to let the
other party know that the call is being recorded. To ensure that you are
in compliance with any federal or state regulations regarding recording a
telephone call, you should start the recording process and then inform the
other party that you are recording the conversation.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FCC Part 68 and ACTA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and with technical
requirements adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments
(ACTA). The label on the back or bottom of this equipment contains, among other
things, a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. This identifier must be
provided to your local telephone company upon request.
The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to premises wiring and the
telephone network must comply with applicable Part 68 rules and technical
requirements adopted by 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. An RJ11 jack should normally be used for connecting to
a single line and an RJ14 jack for two lines. See Installation Instructions in the user’s
manual.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine how many devices you
may connect to your telephone line and still have them ring when you are called.
The REN for this product is encoded as the 6th and 7th characters following the US:
in the product identifier (e.g., if ## is 03, the REN is 0.3). In most, but not all areas,
the sum of all RENs should be five (5.0) or less. For more information, please contact
your local telephone company.
This equipment may not be used with Party Lines. If you have specially wired alarm
dialing equipment connected to your telephone line, ensure the connection of this
equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about
what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified
installer.
If this equipment is malfunctioning, it must be unplugged from the modular jack until
the problem has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be
made by the manufacturer or its authorized agents. For repair procedures, follow the
instructions outlined under the Limited Warranty.
If this equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
may temporarily discontinue your telephone service. The telephone company is
required to notify you before interrupting service. If advance notice is not practical,
you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be given the opportunity to correct
the problem and the telephone company is required to inform you of your right
to file a complaint with the FCC. Your telephone company may make changes
in its facilities, equipment, operation, or procedures that could affect the proper
functioning of this product. The telephone company is required to notify you if such
changes are planned.
If this product is equipped with a corded or cordless handset, it is hearing aid
compatible.
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FCC Part 68 and ACTA
If this product has memory dialing locations, you may choose to store emergency
telephone numbers (e.g., police, fire, medical) in these locations. If you do store or
test emergency numbers, please:
Remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call before hanging up.
Perform such activities in off-peak hours, such as early morning or late evening.
Industry Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The term ‘’IC:‘’ before the certification/registration number only signifies that the
Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1. The REN
is an indication of the maximum number of devices allowed to be connected to a
telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination
of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the RENs of all the
devices does not exceed five.
This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
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FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements
for a Class B digital device under Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules. These requirements are intended 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. 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.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
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. Privacy of
communications may not be ensured when using this telephone.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of
radio frequency energy that can be safely absorbed by a user or bystander
according to the intended usage of the product. This product has been tested
and found to comply with the FCC criteria. The handset may be safely held
against the ear of the user. The telephone base shall be installed and used
such that parts of the user’s body other than the hands are maintained at a
distance of approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more. If you choose to use a
clipping device, please make sure to only use the supplied AT&T belt clip.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Limited warranty
The AT&T brand is used under license - any repair, replacement or warranty
service, and all questions about this product should be directed to: In the United
States of America, visit www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 2223111. In Canada, call 1 (866) 288-4268.
1. What does this limited warranty cover?
The manufacturer of this AT&T-branded product warrants to the holder of
a valid proof of purchase (“CONSUMER” or “you”) that the product and all
accessories provided in the sales package (“PRODUCT”) are free from defects in
material and workmanship, pursuant to the following terms and conditions, when
installed and used normally and in accordance with the PRODUCT operating
instructions. This limited warranty extends only to the CONSUMER for products
purchased and used in the United States of America and Canada.
2. What will be done if the PRODUCT is not free from defects in materials and
workmanship during the limited warranty period (“materially defective PRODUCT”)?
During the limited warranty period, the manufacturer’s authorized service
representative will repair or replace at the manufacturer’s option, without charge, a
materially defective PRODUCT. If the manufacturer repairs the PRODUCT, they may
use new or refurbished replacement parts. If the manufacturer chooses to replace
the PRODUCT, they may replace it with a new or refurbished PRODUCT of the
same or similar design. The manufacturer will retain defective parts, modules, or
equipment. Repair or replacement of the PRODUCT, at the manufacturer’s option,
is your exclusive remedy. The manufacturer will return repaired or replacement
products to you in working condition. You should expect the repair or replacement
to take approximately 30 days.
3. How long is the limited warranty period?
The limited warranty period for the PRODUCT extends for ONE (1) YEAR from
the date of purchase. If the manufacturer repairs or replaces a materially defective
PRODUCT under the terms of this limited warranty, this limited warranty also
applies to repaired or replacement PRODUCT for a period of either (a) 90 days
from the date the repaired or replacement PRODUCT is shipped to you or (b) the
time remaining on the original one-year limited warranty; whichever is longer.
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4. What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
• PRODUCT that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other
physical damage, improper installation, abnormal operation or handling,
neglect, inundation, fire, water, or other liquid intrusion; or
• PRODUCT that has been damaged due to repair, alteration, or modification by
anyone other than an authorized service representative of the manufacturer; or
• PRODUCT to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal
conditions, network reliability or cable or antenna systems; or
• PRODUCT to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non-AT&T
accessories; or
• PRODUCT whose warranty/quality stickers, PRODUCT serial number plates or
electronic serial numbers have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
• PRODUCT purchased, used, serviced, or shipped for repair from outside the
United States of America or Canada, or used for commercial or institutional
purposes (including but not limited to products used for rental purposes); or
• PRODUCT returned without valid proof of purchase (see item 6 below); -or• Charges for installation or setup, adjustment of customer controls, and
installation or repair of systems outside the unit.
5. How do you get warranty service?
To obtain warranty service in the United States of America, visit
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, call
1 (866) 288-4268. NOTE: Before calling for service, please review the user’s
manual; a check of the PRODUCT controls and features may save you a service
call.
Except as provided by applicable law, you assume the risk of loss or damage
during transit and transportation and are responsible for delivery or handling
charges incurred in the transport of the PRODUCT(s) to the service location.
The manufacturer will return repaired or replaced PRODUCT under this limited
warranty to you. Transportation, delivery or handling charges are prepaid. The
manufacturer assumes no risk for damage or loss of the PRODUCT in transit. If the
PRODUCT failure is not covered by this limited warranty, or proof of purchase does
not meet the terms of this limited warranty, the manufacturer will notify you and
will request that you authorize the cost of repair prior to any further repair activity.
You must pay for the cost of repair and return shipping costs for the repair of
products that are not covered by this limited warranty.
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6. What must you return with the PRODUCT to get warranty service? You
must:
a. Return the entire original package and contents including the
PRODUCT to the service location along with a description of the
malfunction or difficulty; and
b. Include “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the
PRODUCT purchased (PRODUCT model) and the date of purchase or
receipt; and
c. Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and
telephone number.
7. Other limitations
This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and
the manufacturer of this AT&T branded PRODUCT. It supersedes all other
written or oral communications related to this PRODUCT. The manufacturer
provides no other warranties for this PRODUCT. The warranty exclusively
describes all of the manufacturer’s responsibilities regarding the PRODUCT.
There are no other express warranties. No one is authorized to make
modifications to this limited warranty and you should not rely on any such
modification.
State/Provincial Law rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province
to province.
Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of fitness for a particular
purpose and merchantability (an unwritten warranty that the PRODUCT is fit
for ordinary use) are limited to one year from date of purchase. Some states/
provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall the manufacturer
be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or similar damages
(including, but not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to use the
PRODUCT or other associated equipment, the cost of substitute equipment,
and claims by third parties) resulting from the use of this PRODUCT. Some
states/provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to
you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase.
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Technical specifications
RF frequency band
(handset to telephone
base)
RF frequency band
(telephone base to
handset)
2400 MHz — 2483.5 MHz
5725 MHz — 5850 MHz
Channels
95
Operating temperature
32°F — 122°F
0°C — 50°C
Telephone base voltage
(AC voltage, 60Hz)
96 — 130 Vrms
Telephone base voltage
(AC adapter output)
9VDC @600mA
Handset voltage
3.2 — 4.7 VDC 550mAh
Charger voltage
(AC adapter output)
9VDC @200mA
Replacement battery
3.6V 600mAH
5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum frequency hopping technology
This technology digitally transmits your voice across multiple channels in
both the 5.8GHz and 2.4GHz frequencies to provide enhanced range, ultimate
sound clarity and advanced privacy against eavesdropping on your calls,
while not interfering with wireless routers.
Telephone operating range
This cordless telephone operates within the maximum power allowed by
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Even so, this handset and
telephone base can communicate over only a certain distance — which can
vary with the locations of the telephone base and handset, the weather, and
the construction of your home or office.
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Index
A
AC adapter, 5
Alert tones, 51
Answering calls, 12
Answering system, 36-50
Auto off, 13
H
Handset speakerphone, 12
Handset locator, 14
Handset settings, 20-24
Headset, 7
I
Intercom, 18
Incoming caller ID history, 34
Incoming calls, answering, 12
Indicator lights, 51
B
Battery charging, 6
Battery installation, 6
Belt clip, 7
C
Call intercept, 39
Call screening, 39
Call transfer using intercom, 19
Call waiting, 15
Caller ID (CID), 31
add entries to phone directory, 35
delete entries, 34
dial entries, 34
review history, 34
Charger installation, 5
Clear voicemail indication, 23
L
Language, 22
Last number redial, 13
M
Making calls, 12
Memory match, 33
Missed calls indicator, 33
Mute, 16
N
Names,
enter into directory, 27
search for, 29
D
Delete caller ID history entries, 34
Delete redial entries, 13
Dialing,
from a caller ID record, 34
directory dialing, 30
Directory, 25
dial number, 30
edit entries, 30
name search, 29
new entries, 26-27
Display dial, 30
DSL, 4, 5, 58, 61
O
On-hook dialing, 12
Q
Quick reference guide, 2-3
R
Receiving calls, 12
Recharging, 6
Redial, 13
Remote access, 49-50
Review caller ID history, 50
Ring silencing, 24
Ringer tone options, 21
Ringer volume, 20
E
Elapsed time, 12
Ending calls, 12
S
Search for names, 29
Speakerphone, 12
Switchhook flash, 15
F
Flash (switchhook flash), 15
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T
Technical specifications, 74
Telephone base installation, 5
Telephone operating range, 74
Troubleshooting, 56-63
V
Voicemail, 3, 51
Voicemail waiting indicator, 22
Voice prompts, 37
Volume controls, 15, 20
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Remote access wallet card
Use the wallet card below to help you remember commands to control your
answering system from any touch tone telephone.
Cut along dotted line.
Call your phone number, then
enter your two-digit access code
(preset to 19).
Fold here.
Action
Remote command
Play all messages...................
Play new messages................
Delete the message...............
Delete all old messages......
Repeat or go back­..................
Stop................................................
Help menu..................................
1
2
3
33
4
5
*5
Skip the message....................
Record announcement.........
Turn system off or on.........
End remote access call ......
6
*7
0
8 (or hang up)
Model name: TL72108/TL72208/TL72308/TL72408
Type: 5.8 GHz cordless telephone/answering system
with caller ID/call waiting
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AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property
II, L.P. d/b/a AT&T Intellectual Property licensed to Advanced American
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