AT&T 1256 User Manual
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USER’S MANUAL

Part 2

2.4 GHz Cordless Telephone

Answering System 2256/1256

with Caller ID/Call Waiting

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Part 1 — Important

Product Information

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Advanced American Telephones.

Printed in China. Issue 1AT&T 05/03

CONTENTS

BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . .

1

Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

About Caller Identification

(Caller ID). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

About the Call Log . . . . . . . . . . . 2

INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Charging Stand Installation . . . . . .3

Table/Desk Installation . . . . . . . . 3

Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Headset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Wall Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

TELEPHONE FEATURE SETUP . . 7

Feature Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . 7

Ring Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Ring Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Key Click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Handset Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Language Setting . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Clear Message Waiting . . . . . . . . 13

Set Dial Method . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

TELEPHONE OPERATION . . . . . 15

Idle Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 15

Make a Call . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 15

Answer a Call . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 15

Handset Volume . . . . . . . . .

. . . 15

Call Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 16

Speakerphone . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 16

Redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 17

Flash/Call Waiting . . . . . . . .

. . . 17

Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 17

Page/Handset Locator . . . . .

. . 18

Temporary Tone Dialing . . . .

. . .18

Display Screen Messages . . . .

. . 19

Display Screen Icons . . . . . .

. . . 20

Base Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 21

Tones and What They Mean

. . . 22

INTERCOM OPERATION . . . . . 23

Intercom Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Answer an Incoming Call While

on an Intercom Call . . . . . . . . 24

Transfer a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Forward a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Conference Calling . . . . . . . . . . 26

PHONE BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Store a Number and Name

in Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Dial a Number

in Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Edit a Number/Name

in Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Delete a Number/Name

in Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . 33

CALLER ID OPERATION . . . . . . 35

Review Call Log . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Remove Call Records. . . . . . . . . 37 Store a Call Record

in Phone Book. . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Display Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

ANSWERING SYSTEM OPERATION AT THE BASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Audible Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Turning Answering System

On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Set the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 About Mailboxes . . . . . . . . . . . 42 About Announcements . . . . . . . 42 Record Your Announcement . . . 43 Answering System

Feature Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Feature Summary . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Listen to Messages . . . . . . . . . . 46 Adjust Playback Volume . . . . . . 47 Delete Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Record Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Message Window Display . . . . . 49

REMOTE ACCESS . . . . . . . . . 50

Connect with the

Answering System . . . . . . . . . 50 Voice Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Remote Access Commands . . . . . 51

BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Battery Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

52

Charge the Handset

 

Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.52

Replace the Handset

 

Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53

IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY . . . . . 54 DEFAULT SETTINGS . . . . . . . . 60

TECHNICAL

SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . 61 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62