3-230-536-11(3) Cordless Telephone with Answering System Operating Instructions When programming emergency numbers and (or) making test calls to emergency numbers: 1. Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call. 2. Perform such activities in the off-peak hours, such as early morning or late evenings. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause interference, and (2)This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The model and the serial numbers are located at the bottom of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. SPP-A1050 Serial No. SPP-A1050 A fully charged battery pack lasts for about: • Approx. 7 hours when you use the handset continuously • Approx. 6 days when the handset is in standby mode. Notes • The battery pack will gradually discharge over a long period of time, even if not in use. • If you leave the battery pack in the handset without charging it, the battery pack will be completely discharged. It may require several times of charging to recover its full capacity. To obtain the best performance from battery Caution You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. Privacy of communications may not be ensured when using this phone. Note Owner’s Record Battery duration This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. 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. Do not place the handset on the base unit after each call. The battery works best if the handset is returned to the base unit after two or three calls. However, do not leave the handset off the base unit for a long period of time as this will completely discharge the battery pack. For the customers in the USA The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up. Press (SPEED DIAL). Enter the desired speed dialing number ((0) to (9)). The phone number stored in the speed dialing number will be dialed. Setting the ringer type You can select a ringer type from four types. 1 Press (PGM). 2 Press (#). 3 Press a number button, (1) to (4), to select a ringer type. Note Battery life may vary depending on usage condition and ambient temperature. 4 Press (PGM). Making and receiving calls Making calls 1 Pick up the handset from the base unit. 2 Press (TALK/FLASH). TALK/BATT LOW lamp TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up, then you’ll hear a dial tone. If you hear beeps, move closer to the base unit. (CHANNEL) 3 Dial the phone number. 4 When you’re done talking, press VOL switch (OFF) or replace the handset on the base unit. The TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes off. The cordless telephone operates at a frequency that may cause interference to nearby TVs and VCRs; the base unit should not be placed near or on the top of a TV or VCR; and, if interference is experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away from the TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference. Receiving calls Choose the best location 1 When you hear the phone ring; (REDIAL/PAUSE) (*TONE) Away from noise sources such as a window by a street with heavy traffic Away from heat sources, such as radiators, airducts, and sunlight Away from a microwave oven Away from excessive moisture, extremely low temperatures, dust, mechanical vibration, or shock 2 3 Press (TALK/FLASH). If the battery lasts only a few minutes even after 10 hours of charging, the usable life of the battery has expired and needs replacement. Contact your local Sony authorized dealer or service center, and ask for a Sony BP-T18 rechargeable battery pack. Caution Away from television sets and other electronic equipment 1 When to purchase a new battery pack Sony Corporation 2001 Printed in China Setting up the phone Making calls with speed dialing 2 • Press (TALK/FLASH) (or any key except (OFF)) . or • Pick up the handset from the base unit when the handset is placed on the base unit. The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up at the same time the LINE lamp on the base unit lights up. When you’re done talking, press (OFF) or replace the handset on the base unit. The TALK/BATT LOW and LINE lamps go off. Turning off the ringer 1 2 3 4 Press (PGM). Press (#). Press (5). Press (PGM). The ringer on the handset is turned off. To turn the ringer on again Follow the instructions described in “Setting the ringer type.” Checking the ringer type 1 2 3 Press (PGM). 4 Press (PGM). Press (#). Press (0). The currently selected ringer sounds. Note If you hear no sound (only key beep), the ringer on the handset has been turned off. Setting the base ringer 1 base Press (MENU) until you hear “Set ringer”. “- -” blinks on the display. 2 on Press (SELECT) to turn the ringer or off. 3 Press (TIME/SET). The base ringer setting is Additional tasks Near a central location and on a level surface To Do this Select a better channel Press (CHANNEL). Adjust the handset volume Set the VOL switch to H (high), M (middle) or L (low). Switch to tone dialing temporarily Press (*TONE) while using the telephone after you’re connected. The line remains in tone dialing until disconnected. Away from a personal computer Switch to another call (“call waiting” service*) Press (TALK/FLASH) to access the flash function. Press (TALK/FLASH) again to return to the first caller. Away from another cordless telephone * You need to subscribe to this service from your telephone company. Connect the base unit If you want to hang the base unit on the wall, mount the unit first (see “Mounting the base unit on the wall”). Be sure to save the receipt and attach it to your WARRANTY card when having your equipment repaired at an authorized Sony service center. 3 When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: 1. Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool. 2. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning. 3. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. 4. Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS INFORMATION FOR FCC REGURATION CLAIM 1. This equipment complies with Part 15 and Part 68 of the FCC rules for the United States. On the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC certification number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company. 2. This equipment connect to nationwide telephone network through a modular telephone jack which applicable certification jack (connector) is USOC-RJ11C. 3. The FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this equipment. This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack that is part 68 compliant. 4. The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the REN’s should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company. 5. If this equipment (SPP-A1050) causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary. 6. The telephone company may make changes to it’s facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens the telephone company will provide advance notice so you can make the necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service. 7. If trouble is experienced with this equipment (SPP-A1050), for repair or warranty information, please contact Sony Direct Response Center: Tel 1-800-222-7669. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved. 8. All repairs will be performed by an authorized Sony service station. 9. This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the Phone Company or Party Lines. 10. This equipment is hearing aid compatible. 4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the menu set up mode. Note The base ringer is preset to on. Locating the handset You can page the handset from the base unit. Note that you cannot page if the handset is in use. Press (HANDSET LOCATOR). The handset rings for about one minute. If the handset battery becomes weak during a call To stop ringing, press (OFF) on the handset. You hear a beep and the TALK/BATT LOW lamp on the handset flashes. The call will disconnect soon. Replace the handset on the base unit to charge. For the customers in the USA IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Notes • Before dialing, make sure you can hear the dial tone, otherwise you cannnot dail correctly. • When the TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up by pressing (TALK/FLASH) , the LINE lamp on the base unit lights up simultaneously. announced. For optimum performance, charge the battery for a full 10 hours. Hook the cord. Note that during the first 10 - 15 minutes of charging, the phone will be inactive, i.e., unable to make or receive a call. After this initial 10 - 15 minutes, you may be able to use the phone, but the battery duration will be very short; thus it is recommended that you fully charge the battery before the next usage. To AC outlet To DC IN 9V 2 AC power adaptor (supplied AC-T130) 1 To LINE 1 Connect the telephone line cord to the LINE jack and to a telephone outlet. 2 Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 9V jack and to an AC outlet. 3 Raise the antenna. Make sure it points towards the ceiling. Notes • Use only the supplied AC-T130 AC power adaptor. Do not use any other AC power adaptor. • Connect the AC power adaptor to a continuous power supply. • Place the base unit close to the AC outlet so that you can unplug the AC power adaptor easily. Tip If your telephone outlet is not modular, contact your telephone service company for assistance. Polarity of the plug Modular Choosing the dialing mode For the telephone to work properly, select an appropriate dialing mode (tone or pulse). The default setting is tone. 1 Press (TALK/FLASH). The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up. 2 Press (REDIAL/PAUSE) to redial the number last dialed. Note If the number last dialed exceeds 16 digits, only the first 16 digits are dialed. Storing phone numbers 1 Press (PGM). The TALK/BATT LOW lamp flashes. 2 Press one of the dialing buttons ((0) to (9)) for the phone number 3 Enter the phone number you want to store. You can enter up to 16 digits, including a tone and a pause, each of which is counted as one digit. 2 Press (*TONE). 3 Press (1) for pulse dialing or (2) for tone dialing. 4 Press (PGM). You hear a confirmation beep and the TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes off. Note Do not allow more than 20 seconds to elapse between each step of the procedure. Prepare the battery pack Charge the battery pack for more than 10 hours before you start using your phone. 1 Slide open the battery compartment lid of the handset. 2 Connect the battery connector with correct polarity (black wire goes on right side and red wire goes on left). 3 Insert the battery pack, and close the lid. 4 Place the handset on the base unit. The CHARGE lamp lights up when the handset is properly seated on the charge terminals of the base unit. Charge the battery pack for more than 10 hours so that the battery is fully charged. The CHARGE lamp remains lit even after charging is completed. Red 3 2 select Press (SELECT) repeatedly to the day of the week. 3 Press (TIME/SET). The day is set and the hour is announced. 4 select Press (SELECT) repeatedly to the hour. 5 Press (TIME/SET). The hour is set and the minute is announced. to be stored. The TALK/BATT LOW lamp flashes. BP-T18 Black Setting the time and day of the week “- -” blinks on the display. You can dial with a touch of a few buttons by storing a phone number on a dialing button. You can store up to 10 different phone numbers. TALK/BATT LOW lamp Setting up the answering machine 1 hear Press (MENU) repeatedly until you “Set day and time”. Speed dialing 1 Press (PGM). 2 Tips • You can page the handset even when “RINGER” is set to “RINGER OFF”. • To stop ringing at the base unit, press (HANDSET LOCATOR). Redialing Telephone line cord (supplied) To telephone outlet 1 Note If a call comes in paging, paging is cancelled. 4 CHARGE lamp 6 select Press (SELECT) repeatedly to the minute. 7 Press (TIME/SET). The day and time you just entered is announced and the clock restarts. 4 Press (PGM). (SPEED DIAL) (REDIAL/PAUSE) You’ll hear a confirmation beep, and the number is stored. The TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes off. Notes • In step 3, if you don’t enter the phone number, the previously stored number will be erased. • Do not allow more than 30 seconds to elapse between each step of the procedure. • Before storing phone numbers, make sure the handset is not in use. Tips • If you enter a wrong number, start from the beginning. • Use the supplied directory to write down what you stored on the speed dialing numbers. 8 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the menu setup mode. You will hear a long confirmation beep. Notes • Press and hold (SELECT) to increase the minute setting by 10. • The time and day are preset to Monday, 12:00 AM. • “CL” flashes when the day and time is cleared or delayed due to a power interruption, or when you connect the base unit to the AC outlet for the first time. Tip All the mailbox buttons ((MAILBOX 1), (MAILBOX 2) and (MAILBOX 3)) work as the (PLAY/STOP) button; press any of the three in this case. To store the previous number dialed Press (REDIAL/PAUSE) directly after step 2, then go to step 4. To hear the current time To store a number to be dialed via Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Press (TIME/SET). The current time setting is announced. Before entering a phone number in step 3, do as follows: 1 2 Enter the outside line access digit (e.g. 9). Press (REDIAL/PAUSE). To change a stored number To store a new number, follow the instructions described previously. (continued) When the memory is full Recording the greeting You can record your own greeting for the “normal” and “announcement only” modes (see “Selecting the Announcement Only Mode”). 1 out-going Press (MENU) repeatedly until “Set message” is announced. “- -” blinks on the display. (ERASE) 2 Press (REC/MEMO). “Now recording” is announced and a long beep sounds. 3 Speak into the base unit microphone (MIC). The display starts counting. You can record up to 90 seconds. 4 To stop recording, press (PLAY/STOP). MIC The total recording time of this answering machine is approximately 15 minutes (including the greeting, messages, and memo). When the remaining recording time becomes less than 30 seconds, “F” flashes on the display and the answering machine goes into the memory full status. In this status, the answering machine will not answer a call until after 10 rings even if the answering function is on. To avoid this erase unnecessary messages (see “Erasing messages”). You can also erase the messages from an outside phone (see “Picking up new messages”). (REPEAT/SLOW) (PLAY/STOP) (SKIP/QUICK) To Do this Stop playback Press a mailbox button ((MAILBOX 1), (MAILBOX 2) or (MAILBOX 3)). Repeat the current message Press (REPEAT/SLOW) during play back. Skip the current message Press (SKIP/QUICK). Go back to the previous message Press (REPEAT/SLOW) within the first two seconds of the current message playback. Play back slowly Press and hold (REPEAT/SLOW) during play back. Release (REPEAT/SLOW) to return to normal. Play back quickly Press and hold (SKIP/QUICK) during play back. Release (SKIP/QUICK) to return to normal. 1 2 Press (MENU) repeatedly until “Set out-going message” is announced. Press (ERASE). Notes • You can also erase the greeting during playback. • If you have erased your own greeting, the prerecorded greeting will be assigned automatically. Prerecorded greetings Normal mode: “Hello, I’m unable to answer your call right now. Please leave your name, number and message after the tone.” To adjust the speaker volume, press (VOLUME)(+) or (-). Press (SELECT) repeatedly to select a ring duration (2, 4, 6, or Toll Saver). To answer after 2 rings, select “2”. To answer after 4 rings, select “4”. To answer after 6 rings, select “6”. Select “Toll Saver” to answer after 2 rings when there are new messages, and 4 rings where there are no new messages. 3 Press (TIME/SET). The ring duration setting is announced. 4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the menu setup mode. You have the option of having a beep tell you if you have received any new incoming messages. 1 Press (MENU) repeatedly until you (VOLUME) hear “Set audible message alert”. “- -” blinks on the display. 4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to stop recording. The message number on the display increases by one. Operating from an outside phone To operate the answering machine from a touch-tone phone while you are away from home, you need to set the remote ID code (security code). (VOLUME) Tip There are 8 steps for the volume level (1 to 8). The volume level is preset to 5. Erasing messages 1 Press and hold (ERASE) for more than two seconds. 2 Press a button for the mailbox you want to erase ((MAILBOX 1), (MAILBOX 2) or (MAILBOX 3)). You will hear a long confirmation beep and all “old” messages in the selected mailbox are erased. message alert on or off. 3 Press (TIME/SET). The setting is announced. 4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the Note Press and hold (SELECT) to increase the remote ID code (security code) by 10. Call your telephone number from a touch-tone phone. When you hear the greeting, press (#) and enter your remote ID code (security code). You will hear a confirmation beep. The number of new messages will be announced. Press the keys in the “Table of control codes” below for the desired operation command. When you are finished, disconnect the line. Notes • Do not let two seconds elapse between each digit of the remote ID code (security code) and the control code. • If you did not turn on the answering machine, your phone answers automatically after 10 rings. • If the message recording memory runs out, the answering machine turns off automatically. “Memory full. Please enter your security code” is announced. • If you enter wrong remote ID code (security code) three times, the line will disconnect. • If no keys are pressed within 20 seconds, the line will disconnect. Message counter (ANSWER ON/OFF) Mailbox usage This phone offers you three voice mailboxes, providing a convenient way to share the mailbox feature with other members of your household or business. When a caller calls To turn off the answering function Press (ANSWER ON/OFF) on the base unit. The ANSWER ON/OFF button goes off. Note The answering function is preset to on. Tip The answering machine will automatically answer a call after 10 rings, even if the answering function is off and announces “Please enter your security code” to prompt the caller to turn on the answering function. You cannot store a speed dialing number. • Make sure you follow the procedure in storing the number correctly. • Replace the handset to the base unit for a while. You cannot make a speed dialing call. • You pressed the number button to which no phone number has been stored. Speed dialing is incorrect. • Store a correct number. The clock is incorrect. • There was a power interruption. Reset the time. The phone does not accept your remote ID code (security code). • Make sure you call from a touch-tone phone. • Make sure the remote ID code (security code) is correct. • Make sure you entered the remote ID code (security code) within two seconds after you‘ve entered (#). (*)(5) Press to access simple voice menu. Press again to access advanced voice menu. Record a memo (*)(8) Select the mailbox by entering “1”, “2” or “3”. Erase individual messages (#)(9) Press during play back Turn answering machine on/off (#)(0) Turns the system on/off. “Answer machine on” or “Answer machine off” is announced. Mounting the base unit on the wall Hang-up tab • You entered wrong remote ID codes (security The line is disconnected codes) three times. when you call your phone from a touch-tone phone. The CHARGE lamp does not light up when you place the handset to charge. • Wipe the charge terminals of the base unit and the handset with a soft cloth for better contact of the charge terminals. • Make sure the handset is placed on the base unit properly. The battery duration is short. • The battery pack was charged less than 10 hours (due to power failure, etc.). • The usage life of the battery has expired and needs replacement. Message counter The message counter on the base unit shows the following information. 1 Raise the hang-up tab. 2 Plug the telephone line cord to the LINE When the counter shows It means Flashing number Number of messages not yet played back. CL Flashes when the day and time is cleared or delayed due to a power interruption, or when you connect the base unit to the AC outlet for the first time. Reset the time correctly. 3 Attach the wall bracket to the center of A The announcement only mode is selected. F The recording area is full. Erase unnecessary messages. 4 Plug the telephone line cord to the Specification jack and the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 9V jack, and hook the cords. 4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the 2 Telephone line cord the base unit. Align the f marks of the wall bracket with those of the base unit. telephone outlet, and hook the base unit to the wall plate. AC power adaptor cord 3 5 Plug the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet. Then raise the antenna so that it points towards the ceiling. General Frequency band Operating channel Dial signal Supplied accessories 902 - 928 MHz 30 channels Tone, 10 PPS (pulse) selectable AC power adaptor AC-T130 Telephone line cord (1) Rechargeable battery pack BP-T18 Directories (1 sheet) Wall bracket (1) Handset 4,5 Power source Battery life Wall plate To answer the call Notes • Press (VOLUME)(+) or (-) to adjust the speaker volume. If the speaker volume is set at its minimum level, you will not be able to hear incoming calls. • The answering machine will stop automatically when the handset or a parallel phone is picked up. If the answering machine does not stop, press either (PLAY/STOP) on the base unit, or (*)(0) on the handset or parallel phone. The recording will remain as a new message. • The battery is weak. Charge the battery for more than 10 hours. • The caller’s message is too long. • The caller’s voice is too low. The unit disconnects the line when it detects seven seconds of silence. 1 Press (TALK) on the handset. You hear a beep every three seconds during the conversation. The caller’s message is interrupted. The setting is announced. Notes • If four minutes have passed while recording the incoming message, the line will be disconnected automatically. • If the message is shorter than two seconds, it will not be recorded. • Move the handset closer to the base unit. • Place the base unit away from noise sources. • Press (CHANNEL) for a channel that gives better reception. • Adjust the speaker volume. You can set the answering machine to play the greeting without recording incoming messages (announcement only mode). You might want to select this mode when, for example, you expect to be away for a while and you cannot pick up messages. The message will be recorded, but to hear it you will need to play back the message (see “Playing back messages”). You hear interference during conversation. Notes (*)(7) “Now recording” is announced. (#)(7) Review your greeting You can screen calls by leaving the answering machine on while you are at home. When a call is answered, you can hear the message being recorded through the base unit. You can decide either to continue recording or to answer the call. • Make sure the telephone line cord is securely connected to the telephone outlet. • Make sure the ringer is turned on. No sound from the speaker of the base unit. Key Check greeting The caller can choose one of the two ways to leave a message: • If calling from a touch-tone phone, the caller select a mailbox by pressing (*)(1) (MAILBOX 1), (*)(2) (MAILBOX 2) or (*)(3) (MAILBOX 3) while the caller hears the greeting. The greeting stops and a beep will sound, then the caller can start recording a message • Wait until the greeting finishes, then start recording a message. When the caller does not select a mailbox, the message is automatically recorded to MAILBOX 1. The base unit does not ring. • The remaining recording time is less than 30 seconds or 99 messages were recorded. The answering machine becomes “Memory full” status and does not record messages. Erase messages. • The message is less than two seconds. The answering machine does not record messages less than two seconds in length. (#)(6) Press during play back to skip forward. Screening calls • Make sure the ringer is turned on. • The battery may be weak. Charge the battery for more than 10 hours. • Make sure you have set up the base unit correctly. • Move the handset closer to the base unit. • Replace the handset to the base unit for a while to reset the random security code. Message is not recorded. Record greeting Notes • To activate announcement only mode, you have to turn on the answering machine. • The announcement only mode is preset to off. The handset does not ring. Table of control codes Skip forward menu setup mode. The display shows “A” when the answering machine is set to the announcement only mode. The phone does not connect • Make sure the dialing mode is set correctly. at all, even though the number you dial is correct. The handset does not ring • The handset may be engaged in conversation. • The battery may have little or no power. Charge when calling from the the battery for more than 10 hours. base unit. • Replace the handset to the base unit for a while. • Raise the antenna of the base unit vertically. • Place the base unit away from noise sources. Selecting the Announcement Only Mode Press (ANSWER ON/OFF) on the base unit. The ANSWER ON/OFF button lights up. • Make sure you have set up the base unit correctly. • Move the handset closer to the base unit. • Replace the handset to the base unit for a while to reset the random security code. • Make sure the telephone line cord is securely connected to the telephone outlet. • Make sure the battery is fully charged. Tips • Press (*)(0) on the touch-tone keypad or (PLAY/STOP) on the base unit to disconnect the line. • Cut off the Remote Control Card and carry it with you to see how to operate from an outside phone. (#)(5) Stops every function Turning on the answering function Solution The phone does not redial • Make sure the last dialed number is really the one you want to dial. correctly. Stop operation 3 Press (TIME/SET). Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickel-cadmium batteries. You hear no dial tone. Play back messages in MAILBOX 3 (#)(3) Plays back from the first new message. (#)(4) Press during play back to repeat a Repeat/skip backward message. To skip backward, press within two seconds after the current message starts. announcement only mode on or off. Call toll free number: 1-800-822-8837 (United States and Canada only) 4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the Note The display shows the total number of “new” (i.e. unreviewed) messages. Therefore, the display is reset to “0” when you have played back all new messages, whether they have been erased or not. Be sure to erase unnecessary messages before the memory becomes full. 1 Press (MENU) repeatedly until you hear “Set announce only”. 2 Press (SELECT) to set the Nickel-Cadmium batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your unwanted batteries to your nearest point for collection, recycling or proper disposal. Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel-cadmium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. Problem You hear four short error beeps when you press (TALK/FLASH). Press (ERASE) while playing back the message that you want to erase. Notes • When the audible message alert is turned on, you will hear a beep every 10 seconds if there are any new messages. • To stop the beep, press any button related to the answering machine function or (VOLUME)(+)/(-). • The audible message alert is preset to off. RECYCLING NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERIES 3 Press (TIME/SET) to confirm your Play back messages in MAILBOX 1 (#)(1) Plays back from the first new message. Play back messages in MAILBOX 2 (#)(2) Plays back from the first new message. menu setup mode. For the customers in the USA Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest authorized Sony dealer. menu setup mode. Get help 2 Press (SELECT) to set the audible • During a power interruption, you cannot make or receive calls, and you cannot use the answering machine. 2 Press (SELECT) to change the choice. The new remote ID code (security code) is announced. To To erase individual messages On power failure Troubleshooting remote ID code (security code) setting. 4 On battery pack • Store the battery pack at a temperature between 41°F (5°C) and 95°F (35°C) for best performance. • If you do not use the handset for a long period of time, remove the battery pack after charging for more than 10 hours. This maintains battery life. 1 Press (MENU) repeatedly until you hear “Set security code”. 3 Notes on power sources RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) advises you about spent battery collection by the following phone number. Setting the remote ID code (security code) 1 2 Notes • When the number of rings is set to “Toll Saver”, the phone answers after 2 rings if new messages are recorded. If no new message are recorded, it answers after 4 rings. When you hear 3 rings, you will know that there are no new messages. You can save the toll for the call when you pick up messages from an outside phone. • The number of rings is preset to 4 rings. Setting the audible message alert microphone (MIC) to record your message. A memo can be up to four minutes in length. MIC Picking up new messages Notes • When you have reached the minimum or maximum volume level, you will hear three short beeps. • You cannot adjust the speaker volume while the phone is ringing. If you have any questions or problems concerning your phone, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. 3 Speak into the base unit Adjusting the speaker volume You can select the number of times the phone rings before it answers to take a message. There are four modes: 2, 4, 6, and Toll Saver. 2 “Now recording” is announced and counting starts. Tips • If there are no new messages, all the previously reviewed messages are played back. • The messages are saved even after a power failure. Setting the number of rings Press (MENU) repeatedly until you hear “Set number of rings”. “- -” blinks on the display. ((MAILBOX 1), (MAILBOX 2) or (MAILBOX 3)) to which you want to leave the message. Notes • If a call comes in, the play back will stop. • A time and day stamp is announced after each message. Announcement only mode: “Hello, I’m unable to answer your call right now. Please call again. Thank you.” 1 1 Press (REC/MEMO). 2 Press a mailbox button Notes • If the memory becomes full, the answering machine will stop recording. • “Memory full” is announced if no recording space is available when you press (REC/MEMO). • If your message is shorter than two seconds, the recording will be canceled. • The display flashes “99” if you record a memo for more than 99 seconds. • If a call comes in during recording, the recording will be stopped. Additional tasks when playing back messages To erase the greeting • Clean the cabinets with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water or a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine as they may damage the finish of the cabinet. • If the charge terminals of the base unit and handset are soiled, wipe them with a soft cloth. Press a mailbox button ((MAILBOX 1), (MAILBOX 2) or (MAILBOX 3)) to play back new messages in the selected mailbox. (ERASE) Press (MENU) repeatedly until “Set out-going message” is announced. Then press (PLAY/STOP) to play back the greeting. Record a new greeting by following the instructions on the previous page. The new greeting replaces the old one. You can leave messages for other users of the unit. If there are new messages, the display flashes the number of new messages. You will hear beeps if the audible message alert setting is on (see “Setting the audible message alert”). To check the greeting To change the greeting Maintenance Playing back messages Your greeting replays automatically. Notes • If you do not record your own greeting, the prerecorded greeting will be assigned automatically. • If your greeting is less than two seconds, the greeting is not recorded. The prerecorded greeting will be assigned automatically. • If a call comes in during recording, recording stops automatically. • If 90 seconds have passed or memory becomes full in step 3, recording stops automatically. • “Memory full” is announced if no recording space is available when you press (REC/MEMO). Erase unnecessary messages (see “Erasing messages”). Tip To record a greeting for the “announcement only” mode, select the announcement only mode first (see “Selecting the Announcement Only Mode”), then follow the instructions above. Otherwise, the normal greeting will be recorded. Recording a memo message Dimensions Telephone line cord Wall bracket Mass Base unit Power source Battery charging time Dimensions AC power adaptor AC outlet Tip To remove the wall bracket, press the lower tabs. Rechargeable battery pack BP-T18 Standby: Approx. 6 days Talk: Approx. 7 hours Approx. 56 x 43 x 178 mm (w/h/d), antenna excluded (approx. 2 1⁄4 x 1 3⁄4 x 7 1⁄8 inches) Antenna: Approx. 32 mm (approx. 1 1⁄4 inches) Approx. 220 g (approx. 7.7 oz), battery included Mass DC 9V from AC power adaptor AC-T130 Approx. 10 hours Approx. 172 x 65 x 205 mm (w/h/d), antenna excluded (approx. 6 7⁄8 x 2 5⁄8 x 8 1⁄8 inches) Antenna: Approx. 153 mm (approx. 6 1⁄8 inches) Approx. 500 g (approx. 1 lb 2 oz), wall bracket excluded Answering machine Maximum recording time Greeting message Incoming and Memo message About 15 minutes, using incorporated IC Up to 90 seconds per each Up to 4 minutes per message Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.