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USER’S MANUAL
Part 2
900 MHz Cordless Telephone with
Caller ID/Call Waiting HS-8241
Please also read
Part 1 — Important
Product Information
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© 2000 Advanced American Telephones. All rights reserved.
Printed in Mexico. 850004169 Issue 1AT&T 7/00
CONTENTS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
TELEPHONE MEMORY . . . . . . . . . .13
About Caller Identification ............3
Store Memory Numbers...............13
Edit Numbers Stored
in Memory ................................14
Delete Numbers Stored
in Memory ................................14
Move Numbers Stored
in Memory ................................14
Dial Memory Numbers.................15
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Before You Install ...........................4
Table/Desk Installation...................5
Wall Installation..............................6
FEATURE SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Time/Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Ringer Selection .............................8
Auto Answer On/Off ......................8
TELEPHONE OPERATION . . . . . . . .9
Make a Call.....................................9
Answer a Call .................................9
End a Call .......................................9
Change Channel.............................9
Redial .............................................9
Handset Volume .............................9
Flash/Call Waiting...........................9
Hold ...............................................9
Page/Handset Locator ..................10
Temporary Tone Dialing...............11
Headset Jack.................................11
Operating Range ..........................12
Display Screen Messages..............12
CALLER ID OPERATION . . . . . . . .16
About Call History .......................16
Review Call History .....................16
Delete Call History.......................17
Dial a Displayed Number .............17
Store Call in Memory ...................18
Call Block .....................................19
Display Screen Messages..............20
BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Charging the Handset
Battery Pack..............................21
Replacing the Handset
Battery Pack..............................22
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY . . . . . . .23
1
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
About Caller Identification (Caller ID)
This product has a Caller ID with Call Waiting feature that works with
service from your local phone service provider.
Caller ID with Call Waiting lets you see who’s calling before you answer the
phone, even when you’re on another call.
You may need to change your phone service to use this feature. Contact
your phone service provider 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 don’t subscribe to any Caller ID or Call Waiting services.
You can use this product with regular Caller ID service, and you can use
this product’s other features without subscribing to either Caller ID or
combined Caller ID with Call Waiting service.
There are fees for Caller ID services, and they may not be available in all
areas.
This product can provide information only if both you and the caller are in
areas offering Caller ID service, and if both telephone companies use
compatible equipment.
3
INSTALLATION
Before You Install
1
2
Choose a location for the base near an electrical outlet and a
telephone jack.
This phone requires a modular telephone jack and a standard electrical
outlet (110v AC) not controlled by a wall switch.
Install the handset battery.
a)
Remove battery
compartment
cover by pressing
on the
indentation
and sliding
downward.
b) Align two holes in
plug with socket
pins, and snap the
plug into place.
c)
Place battery pack
in compartment
with the wires in
the lower left
corner, along the
bottom of the
battery pack.
d) Replace
cover by
sliding it up
into place.
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INSTALLATION
3
Attach belt clip to the cordless handset (optional).
To attach
To remove
Table/Desk Installation
Standard
electrical outlet
Modular
telephone
jack
1
Connect the
telephone
line cord.
2
Connect the
power cord.
5
INSTALLATION
3
4
5
Charge the handset battery.
Place the handset in the base. Charge the battery for at least 16 hours
the first time.
Check for dial tone.
After the batteries are charged, pick up the handset and press P;
you should hear a dial tone.
Set the dial mode.
If you have touch tone service, the phone is ready to use as soon as the
batteries are charged.
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service, you’ll need to change the dial
mode.
• Make sure the phone is off.
• Press G on the handset until the screen displays
DIAL TYPE: and the cureently selected mode.
• Press > to select TONE or PULSE.
• Press S to save the displayed mode.
Wall Installation
1
Position the wall mount adapter on the base.
Align tabs on wall
mount adapter with
holes on bottom of
base. Snap wall
mount adapter firmly
into place.
6
INSTALLATION
2
Connect the telephone line cord .
3
Connect the power cord.
4
Mount the base on the wall.
a)
Align holes on
base with
mounting studs
on wall jack.
Modular
telephone
jack
Standard
electrical outlet
b) Place power
cord as shown,
so it hangs
straight down
between base
and wall.
5
c)
Pull base down
on mounting
studs until it
locks into place.
Follow Steps 3–5 in Table/Desk Installation.
7
FEATURE SETTINGS
Time/Date
1
Press G until the screen displays
SET TIME
4/26
2
3
4
5
4:02
PM
Press S. The month flashes.
Use < or > to select the current month.
Press S.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to set the day, hour, minute and AM or PM.
Ringer Selection
1
Press G until the screen displays
RINGER?
2
3
1
Press > to select 1, 2, 3, 4, or OFF. You hear a sample of each ring
displayed.
Press S to choose the displayed ringer.
Auto Answer On/Off
You can set the handset to answer a call automatically when you lift it from
the base (you won’t have to press any keys).
1
Press G until the screen displays
AUTO ANS?
2
3
8
ON
Press > to select OFF (you must press a key to answer a call) or
ON (the call is automatically connected when you lift the handset
from the base).
Press S to choose the displayed setting.
TELEPHONE OPERATION
Answer a Call
Press any key
except O.
Hold
Press to put a
call on hold.
Press again to
release hold, or
lift the handset
of an extension.
Handset Volume
While on a call, adjust
volume of what you
hear.
End a Call
Make a Call
Press O
— OR —
Place handset
in base
Press P, then
dial the number
— OR —
Dial the number (use
< to backspace and
correct digits), then
press P to call.
Flash/
Call Waiting
Access special
telephone company
subscriber services.
Exit
programming.
Cancel a page.
Redial
Press P, then
press R to call
last number dialed
(up to 24 digits).
Change Channel
Switch to a
clearer channel while
on a call.
Enter programming
while not on a call.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
If you subscribe
to telephone
company voice
mail with a
visual message
waiting signal,
light is on
when you have
voice mail
waiting.
On steadily
when you have
unreviewed call
information.
On steadily
when handset
is in use or is
charging in
base
Page/
Handset Locator
Press to page the
handset for up to 90
seconds. Press again
to cancel, or press
any key on handset.
10
TELEPHONE OPERATION
Temporary Tone Dialing
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service, you can change from dial pulse to
touch tone dialing during a call by pressing *. This is useful if you need to
send touch tone signals for access to telephone banking or long-distance
services.
1 Dial the number.
2 Press *. Buttons pressed after this send touch tone signals.
3 After you hang up, the phone automatically returns to dial pulse
(rotary) service.
Headset Jack
You can use this telephone hands-free when you install the 2.5 mm
headset.
Plug the headset into the jack located on the right side of the handset
(under the small rubber flap). Do not force the connection, but make sure
the plug fits securely.
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TELEPHONE OPERATION
Operating Range
This cordless telephone operates within the maximum power allowed by
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Even so, this handset and
base can communicate over only a certain distance — which can vary with
the locations of the base and handset, the weather, and the construction of
your home or office. For best performance, keep the base antenna fully
upright.
If you receive a call while you are out of range, the handset might not
ring — or if it does ring, the call might not connect when you press P.
Move closer to the base, then press P to answer the call.
If you move out of range during a phone conversation, you might
hear noise or interference. To improve reception, move closer to the base.
If you move out of range without pressing O, your phone will be
left “off the hook.” To hang up properly, walk back into range, periodically
pressing O.
Display Screen Messages
Screen Displays:
When:
STANDBY
The handset is not in use.
NO LINE
The base is not connected to the telephone line,
or the line is not working.
RINGING
There is a call coming in.
CONNECTING
The handset is waiting for a dial tone.
PHONE ON
The handset is in use.
MESSAGE WAITING
You have received telephone company voice mail.
PAGING
The base is paging the handset.
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TELEPHONE MEMORY
This cordless phone can store 50 telephone numbers with names, each up
to 16 digits long.
Store Memory Numbers
1
2
3
Make sure the handset is off.
Press M. The first available location is displayed in the lower
right corner of the screen.
Using the chart below, enter up to 16 characters for the name
you’re storing with the number. Use < to backspace and make
corrections; use > to advance and add a space.
Presses
4
5
6
Dial Key
1
2
3
4
1
.
’
&
1
2
A
B
C
2
3
D
E
F
3
4
G
H
I
4
5
J
K
L
5
6
M
N
O
6
7
P
Q
R
S
8
T
U
V
8
9
W
X
Y
Z
0
0
5
7
9
Press >.
Enter the telephone number. Use < to backspace and make a
correction. Use > to switch between name and number editing.
Press R to store a pause in the dialing sequence.
Press S to store your entry in the displayed location.
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TELEPHONE MEMORY
Edit Numbers Stored in Memory
1
2
3
4
Press < to review numbers stored in memory.
Press S when the screen displays the number you want to
edit. EDIT flashes on the screen.
Edit the name/number displayed. Press > to switch between
name and number.
Press S to save the edited information.
Delete Numbers Stored in Memory
Delete a Specific Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press < until the screen displays the number you want to delete.
Press S.
Press > until the DEL flashes on the screen.
Press S.
Press > until YES flashes on the screen.
Press S. You’ll hear a series of beeps confirming the deletion.
Delete All Numbers Stored in Memory
1
Press G until the screen displays
DEL PHN BOOK?
2
3
Press > to display YES or NO.
Press S to choose the displayed option.
Move Numbers Stored in Memory
1
2
3
4
14
Press < until the screen displays the number you want to move.
Press S, then press > until MOVE flashes on the screen.
Press S. The first available location is displayed.
Press S to move the number to the displayed location
— OR —
Press <, enter a new location (01-50), then press S.
TELEPHONE MEMORY
Dial Memory Numbers
1
2
1
2
3
Press P.
Press M, then enter the memory location (01-50)
— OR —
Press < under the phonebook icon ( ) to review numbers stored
in memory.
Press < or > until the screen displays the number you want to
call, or enter the first letter of the name stored with the number.
Press P.
15
CALLER ID OPERATION
Indicates number
of times this party
has called
Caller’s name
Caller’s
telephone
number
Date of call
Time of call
Position of call
in call history
About Call History
This phone assigns each incoming call a number from 1 to 50. The most
recent call will have the highest number. When the memory is full, the
oldest call information is deleted to make room for new incoming call
information.
For each call that comes in, the screen displays the following information
between the first and second rings:
• Your caller’s name (15 letters are sent by your telephone
company);
• The caller’s area code and telephone number;
• The time and date of the call; and
• The position of the call in call history.
If you answer a call before the information appears on the screen, it will
not be in the call history.
Review Call History
The screen displays call information for about 30 seconds after it has been
received. Press > to scroll through call history.
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CALLER ID OPERATION
Delete Call History
Delete a Specific Call
1
2
Press > until the screen displays the call information you want to
delete.
Press S, then press > until DEL is flashing.
SAVE DEL AltDial
973-555-0123
5/01 5:40PM
3
4
28
CALL
Press S, then press < or > until the screen displays
DELETE? YES.
Press S. You’ll hear a series of beeps confirming the deletion.
Delete All Calls
1
Press G until the screen displays
DEL ALL CID? NO
2
3
Press > to display YES or NO.
Press S to choose the displayed option.
Dial a Displayed Number
1
2
3
Press > until the screen displays the number you want to call.
Press S.
Press < or > until AltDial is flashing.
SAVE DEL AltDial
973-555-0123
5/01 5:40PM
4
5
28
CALL
Press S until the screen displays the appropriate dialing
squence (7 digits, 10 digits, or 11 digits).
Press P when the number is correctly displayed for dialing.
17
CALLER ID OPERATION
Store Call in Memory
1
Press > until the screen displays the call information you want to
store.
SAVE DEL AltDial
973-555-0123
5/01 5:40PM
2
28
CALL
Press S twice.
TO LOCATION? 01
973-555-0123
5/01 5:40PM
3
4
5
28
CALL
Press S to store the call information in the memory location
displayed in the upper right corner
— OR —
Press <, then enter a two-digit memory location (01-50).
Press S. You’ll hear a series of beeps confirming the number
was stored.
If you try to store information in an already occupied location, the
screen displays
OVERWRITE? NO
973-555-0123
5/01 5:40PM
28
CALL
Press S to exit without replacing the number already stored
in that location
— OR —
Press > to display YES, then press S to replace the previous
number with the new one.
18
CALLER ID OPERATION
Call Block
This feature works with service available from your phone service provider
to prevent your call information from being seen by the people you call.
To activate call block service, you must enter your service provider’s call
block code each time you make a call.
You can set the phone to automatically dial your call block code for all
calls made from this phone.
1
2
3
4
Press G until the screen displays CALL BLOCK?.
Press < or > until ON is flashing on the screen.
Press S.
Press G until the screen displays
BLK PREFIX_____
5
6
7
Press S.
Enter the call block code used by your telephone service provider.
Press S.
Turn Off Call Block
1
2
3
Press G until the screen displays CALL BLOCK?.
Press < or > until OFF is flashing.
Press S.
NOTE: There may be a fee for Call Block service, and it may not be
available in all areas. Check with your phone service provider.
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CALLER ID OPERATION
Display Screen Messages
Screen Displays:
When:
PRIVATE NAME
The other party is blocking name information.
PPP
The other party is blocking number information.
PRIVATE CALLER
The other party is blocking name and number
information.
UNKNOWN NAME
Your phone company is unable to receive
information about this caller’s name.
UUU
Your phone company is unable to receive
information about this caller’s number.
UNKNOWN CALLER
Your phone company is unable to receive
information about this caller’s name and number.
EXTENSION IN USE An extension phone on this line is being used, so
call information cannot be received.
Err
20
There is a problem with Caller ID transmission
from the telephone company.
BATTERIES
Charging the Handset Battery Pack
This battery should remain charged up to six days with the ringer turned
on and up to 12 days with the ringer off. A fully charged battery provides
an average talk time of about five hours.
The battery pack needs charging when:
• A new battery is installed in the handset.
• The phone beeps twice every 16 seconds.
• The screen displays LOW BATTERY and the low battery icon.
Place the handset in the base so the CHARGING light turns on. The battery
pack is typically fully charged in eight hours.
You can keep the battery fully charged by returning the handset to the
base after each use.
If you repeatedly get a low battery indicator, even after eight hours of
charging, the battery should be replaced.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons or
damage to the telephone, read and follow these instructions
carefully:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Use only Replacement Battery 3301 (SKU# 91076).
Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The cell might explode.
Check with local codes for special disposal instructions.
Do not open or mutilate the battery. Released electrolyte is
corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be
toxic if swallowed.
Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the battery
with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The
battery or conductor may overheat and cause harm.
Charge the battery provided with or identified for use with this
product only in accordance with the instructions and limitations
specified in this manual.
Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery and
battery charger.
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BATTERIES
Nickel-Cadmium Rechargeable Batteries must be
recycled or disposed of properly. Do not dispose of in
household garbage. If burned, it could explode. If
punctured, it could release caustic material which could
injure the skin or eyes. If swallowed, it may be toxic.
The RBRC™ seal means that the manufacturer is voluntarily participating in
an industry program to collect and recycle Nickel-Cadmium 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 8BATTERY for locations accepting
spent Nickel-Cadmium batteries.
Replacing the Handset Battery Pack
1
2
3
4
5
Remove the battery compartment cover on the handset by
pressing on the indentation and sliding the cover downward.
Lift out the old battery pack and disconnect.
Align the two holes in the new battery pack’s plug with the
socket pins, and snap the plug into place. Place the battery pack in the
compartment with the wires in the lower left corner, along the bottom
of the battery pack.
Replace the cover by sliding it up into place.
The new battery pack must be charged before using the phone.
Place the handset in the base and allow it to charge for at least
16 hours the first charge. The telephone might operate before that, but
for best performance, let the battery pack charge fully.
RBRC is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY
If you have difficulty operating this phone, try the suggestions below.
For Customer Service, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com or call
1 800 222–3111. Please retain your receipt as your proof of purchase.
If the phone doesn’t work at all, check these items first:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into an outlet not controlled by a
wall switch.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the base unit
and the modular jack.
Make sure the base antenna is fully upright.
If the handset does not beep when you press P, the battery might
need charging.
Make sure the battery pack is installed correctly.
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service on your phone line, make sure
the dial mode is set to dial pulse (see INSTALLATION).
If the above suggestions don’t solve the problem, try re-initializing
the handset and base:
1
2
3
4
5
6
Disconnect the power to the base.
Remove the handset battery pack.
Wait a few minutes.
Connect the power to the base.
Insert the handset battery pack.
Put the handset in the base to re-initialize.
If you hear a two-beep signal when you try to use the handset:
•
•
You might be out of range. Move closer to the base and try again.
If moving closer to the base doesn’t help, try following the directions
above for re-initializing the handset and base.
If the phone does not ring when you receive a call:
•
•
•
•
•
Make sure the handset ringer is on.
Make sure the telephone line cord is connected firmly to the base and
the telephone jack.
Make sure the AC adapter is plugged firmly into an outlet not
controlled by a wall switch.
You might be too far from the base; move closer.
You might have too many extension phones on your telephone line to
allow all of them to ring. Try unplugging some of them.
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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY
If you hear noise or interference when using the phone:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Make sure the base antenna is fully upright.
You may be out of range. Move closer to the base.
Press and release G to change to another of the 30 channels
available. If noise is exceptionally loud, move closer to the base before
changing channels.
Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the base can
sometimes cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the base to
another outlet.
The layout of your home or office might be limiting the operating
range. Try moving the base to another location, preferably on an upper
floor.
If the buttons don’t work, try placing the handset in the base for at
least 15 seconds.
If you hear other calls while using your phone:
•
•
Press G to change to another channel.
Disconnect the base from the modular jack and plug in a corded
telephone. If you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in your
wiring or local service. Call your local telephone service company.
If you lose a call after changing channels:
You were probably almost out of range. Move closer to the base before
changing channels. Before placing another call, set the handset in the base
for at least 15 seconds.
If you are unable to operate special telephone services or other
equipment requiring touch tone signals:
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service, follow the directions under
“Temporary Tone Dialing” in the TELEPHONE OPERATION section of this
manual.
If the MESSAGE light does not go off even after you’ve listened to
voice mail messages:
1
2
3
24
Press G until the screen displays MSG WAIT OFF?.
Press > to display YES or NO.
Press S to choose the displayed setting.
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