BT 1050 User Manual

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Freestyle 1050

Combined Cordless Telephone & Digital Answering Machine

User Guide

This equipment is not designed for making emergency telephone calls when the power fails. Alternative arrangements should be made for access to emergency services.

Please open this page for an ‘at a glance’ guide to your Freestyle 1050.

Please open this page for an ‘at a glance’ guide to your Freestyle 1050.

At a glance

Talk

Press to get a dialling tone and to end a call.

See page 8

Channel

Enables you to change the channel if there is interference on your call.

See page 9

P

Inserts a pause when dialling a number.

See page 11

Recall

For use with some BT Select Services and when connected to a switchboard.

See page 11

Quickdial memory

Allows you to store and dial up to 10 numbers in the memory.

See page 9

Battery charging contacts

Place handset face down on the base to charge the batteries.

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Aerial

Does not extend.

See page 5

In Use / Battery Low

Comes on when the handset is in use or, if the handset is on standby, to indicate the battery needs recharging.

Secrecy / Screen

For Secrecy: when pressed during a call, the caller cannot hear you.

For Screen: allows you to hear a caller leaving a message through your handset. You can then choose to take the call or not. Also operates the answer machine functions.

See page 9, 18

Keypad

Redial

Redials the last number called.

See page 8

1

1471

To set the 1471 call return feature on or off.

See page 18

Volume

Adjusts the loudspeaker volume.

See page 14

Quickdial reference

Lists the names of up to 10 stored in the quickdial

Page

Lets you page the handset. (Useful in finding a misplaced handset.)

See page 11

 

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1471

OGM

 

 

 

 

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Volume

 

 

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Batt Low

In Use

Charging

 

Skip

Skip

Skip

Switches message alert On/Off.

Answer

Play

Lets you skip forward and

on/off

Memo

backwards through your messages.

 

 

Sets Answer delay.

mic

 

See page 14, 16, 17

 

 

Answer On/Off/Stop

 

 

Switches the answering machine

 

 

on and off, and stops playback of

Microphone

 

messages when in Answer

 

For recording your OGM and

Machine mode.

 

memo messages.

 

Base unit aerial

Extend fully for best reception.

See page 7

OGM

Used when recording and playing back your own outgoing message.

See page 13

VIP

Automatically alerts you to your most important callers.

See page 19

Delete

Deletes recorded messages and memos.

See page 13, 16

– comes on when battery is being

.

comes on when the use.

– comes on when the machine back-up

replacing.

Play/Memo/Pause

Used when playing back or pausing messages and when recording memos.

Battery charging contacts

See pages 15, 20

 

In this guide

At a glance

1

Introduction

4

Setting up

5

Using your Freestyle 1050

 

telephone

8

Making and receiving calls

8

Using the memory to store

 

and dial numbers

9

Using your Freestyle 1050

 

answering machine

12

Outgoing messages

12

Message display

12

Incoming messages

14

Answer delay

17

Call screening

17

Using the 1471 feature

18

Using the VIP feature

19

Memos

20

Operating your answering machine

 

from the cordless handset

21

Remote access

23

Help

27

Technical information

30

Maintenance

32

Wall mounting

34

Index

36

 

 

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Introduction

Your Freestyle 1050 is designed for ease of use and made to the high standards set by BT

Thank you for making the right choice. You can expect your Freestyle 1050 to provide many years of quality service. Please read the instructions carefully before use and keep this user guide for future reference.

If your Freestyle 1050 is connected to a PBX (switchboard), you may have to dial an access number before 999 to contact the emergency services.

For your records

Date of purchase:

Place of purchase:

Serial number:

(on the underside of the base unit)

Purchase price:

For warranty purposes, proof of purchase is required, so please keep your receipt.

Emergency calls

The emergency services can be contacted in the UK by dialling 999 or112.

As the Freestyle 1050 is a mains-poweredcordless telephone, in certain situations you may not be able to make an emergency call:

If there is severe radio interference.

If the handset batteries fail.

If there is a power cut.

Unpacking your Freestyle 1050

Check that your Freestyle 1050 is complete. When you unpack you should have:

• Freestyle 1050 handset including

 

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rechargeable battery

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• Freestyle 1050 telephone

F1050

 

 

 

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answering machine

 

Play

 

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• Mains power lead with attached 13 amp adaptor plug

Wall-mountingbracket, two screws and wall plugs for wall mounting

Customer Helpline

If you have problems with your phone, call the Freestyle 1050 Helpline Service on 0845 758 5589

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Setting up

Follow these steps to get your Freestyle 1050 ready for use

1 Handset aerial

3

Insert a new PP3 9V alkaline

 

 

back-upbattery in the base unit

Your Freestyle 1050 uses a compact aerial which does not pull out.

2 Check your telephone socket

If you do not have a modern-styletelephone socket, callFreefone 0800 800 150 and ask for a BT engineer to come and fit the correct socket.

This is a chargeable service.

The back-upbattery is available separately and ensures your Freestyle 1050 retains messages, settings and stored phone numbers if there is a mains power failure. If no battery is installed, theBATT LOW light comes on when the mains power is switched on.

In the event of a power failure the back-upbattery will last for up to 6 hours.

UP SETTING

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SETTING UP

Plug the mains adaptor cord into 4 the back of the base unit

To prevent the cable being pulled out by accident, route it through the channel on the underside of the base.

12V AC

PHONE LINE

Electrical storm warning

During periods of electrical storm, you are advised to disconnect your apparatus because damage may occur.

If a fault occurs during the 12-monthwarranty period and it is due to accidental or wilful damage (including lightning and electrical damage),

BT will not replace or repair free of charge.

Plug the 3 pin adaptor into the

5 mains power socket and switch on

Your Freestyle 1050 begins the set up procedure.

the message counter flashes ’.

the message counter then flashes 0.

the pre-setoutgoing message is ready to use.

Mains power adaptor

The Freestyle 1050 must only be used with the adaptor supplied.

Using any other adaptor will invalidate the approval given to this apparatus.

Charge the handset battery for at 6 least 12 hours

When you first use your Freestyle 1050, the rechargeable batteries in the handset need charging for 12 hours.

Place the handset on the base unit face down, ensuring the contacts are touching.

The CHARGING light on the base unit comes ON.

After the handset has been charged for 12 hours, your phone is ready for use.

As a rule, placing the handset on the base unit overnight will keep the batteries fully charged for all normal use.

The CHARGING light remains on until the handset is removed from the base unit.

When fully charged and in good condition, the handset battery will provide up to 6 hours continuous talk time or 72 hours standby.

If the handset battery is running low, the BATTERY LOW light will flash every10-15seconds.

If you are making a call and the handset battery is running low, the phone will beep every 10-15seconds.

Place the handset on the base unit to recharge.

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