AT&T 1810 User Manual
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Answering System Telephone 1810

Installation

Telephone Operation

Memory Dialing

Answering System Operation

Remote Operation

Installation

Setting Up the System

Follow the steps below to set up your new system before you install it on a desk, table, or wall.

1.Install the batteries

Open the battery door on the bottom of the unit by pulling on the tabs. Insert the batteries, making sure that they are in correctly, then close the door.

The batteries are used to save your messages in the event of a power failure.

2.Set the DIAL MODE switch

Set the DIAL MODE switch on the bottom of the system to TT (touch-tone)unless you have dial pulse (rotary) service. If you have dial pulse service, set the DIAL MODE switch to DP.

3.Continue unit installation

To install the unit on a table or desk, go to “Table / Desk Installation. To install the unit on a wall, go to “Wall Installation.”

DIAL MODE: This telephone has a selectable push-buttondial which will work with either tone or rotary telephone service. It can be set to work directly withlong-distanceor certain other services that require tone signaling, including sometone-activatedcomputer services.

Table/Desk Installation

Follow the steps below to install your new system on a table or desk.

1.Complete Steps 1 through 3 in “Setting Up the System.”

2.Connect the handset cord.

Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the handset and the other end into the jack on the left side of the unit.

3.Connect the line cord.

Plug one end of the 7-foottelephone line cord into the TEL LINE jack at the back of the unit, and plug the other end into a modular wall jack.

4.Connect the power cord.

Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch.

The Message Window counts down from 6 to 0, then the “0” flashes to indicate that you need to record an announcement.

Wall Installation

Follow the steps below to install your new system as a wall unit.

1.Complete Steps 1 through 3 in “Setting Up the System.”

2.Reverse the handset tab

To mount the telephone on a wall, you must reverse the handset tab. This tab holds the handset when you hang up.

While holding down the switchhook, slide the tab up and out of it’s slot. Turn the tab so that the curved end is up and insert the tab back into its slot.

3.Reposition the base bracket