BT 90 User Manual
Please open this page for an ‘At a
glance’ guide to your Freestyle 90.
At a glance
Volume control buttons
Adjusts the handset ringer volume and earpiece speech volume. see page 11
For use with PBXs and Select Services. see page 16
Talk button (and light)
For making and receiving calls. see page 10
Call Return (1471) button
Lets you hear the telephone number of the last person who called you. see page 17
Allows you to store and dial up to 10 numbers in the memory. see page 12
Does not extend, do not pull out.
Channel seeker button
Selects the best alternative radio frequency if interference occurs during a call.
see page 11
Battery low light
Flashes when the handset battery is low.
see page 8
When pressed, it stops the caller hearing you.
see page 14
Redials the last number dialled. see page 11
see page 7
Holds 1 x PP3 alkaline battery. see page 6
Lights up red when the
mains power is on. see page 7
socket see page 7
telescopic aerial see page 9
In use light
Comes on when the handset is in use. see page 10
Press to page the handset
see page 14
Comes on when the handset batteries are being charged.
see page 7
In this guide
At a glance
Using your Freestyle 90
BT Select Services
Hints and tips boxes
In this user guide, we’ve included helpful tips and useful notes. They are shown in a grey box.
Introduction Your Freestyle 90 has been designed for ease of use and made to the very high standards
set by BT.
We thank you for making the right choice and expect that you will have many years of quality service.
Please read the instructions carefully before use and keep this user guide for future reference.
For your records
Date of purchase:
Place of purchase:
(on the underside of the machine)
For warranty purposes, proof of purchase is required, so please keep your receipt.
The emergency services can be contacted in the UK by dialling 999. You may also dial 112, which is valid in any country that is a member of the European Community.
As the Freestyle 90 is a
•If there is severe radio interference.
•If the handset battery fails.
•If there is a power cut and there is no
If your Freestyle 90 is connected to a PBX (switchboard), you may have to dial an access number before 999 to contact the emergency services.
Some switchboards cannot dial out during a power failure.
Setting up Follow these steps to get your Freestyle 90 ready for use.
As this product is rechargeable, it is normal that a certain amount of heat will be produced in its
Plan where you will put your
•It should be within two metres of a power socket and the phone socket.
•You need enough room for the base unit’s telescopic aerial to be fully extended.
•For the best operating conditions, try to place the base unit away from large metal objects and other electrical appliances.
Check that your Freestyle 90 is complete. When you unpack, you should have:
•Freestyle 90 handset.
•Freestyle 90 base unit with telephone line cord attached.
•Mains power adaptor plug.
•Wall mounting bracket with screws.
•Spare Quickdial directory label.
Electrical storm warning
1 During periods of electrical storm, you are advised to disconnect your apparatus because damage may occur.
2 If a fault occurs during the
Like all cordless phones, your Freestyle 90 handset will need charging for 24 hours before use.
1 Handset aerial
Your Freestyle 90 uses a compact aerial which does not pull out.
2 Check your telephone wall socket
If you do not have a modern phone socket, call BT on Freefone 0800 800 150 and ask for an engineer to come and fit the right socket within two metres of a mains socket. This is a chargeable service.
4 Plug the power cable into the back of the base unit
5 Connect the base unit
Plug the adaptor cable into the socket on the back of your Freestyle 90.
1 Do not try to use any power supply other than the one provided. This may permanently damage your Freestyle 90.
2 Your Freestyle 90 should not be fitted in wet or damp conditions, for example in a bathroom. Also, the handset should not be left out in the rain.
3 There is a slight chance that your phone could be damaged by an electrical storm. We recommend that you unplug the base unit from the mains during storms.
When the power is switched on at the mains, the red POWER light on the base unit will light up.
Mains power adaptor
The Freestyle 90 must only be used with the adaptor supplied.
Using any other adaptor will result in
6 Charge the handset
When you first use your Freestyle 90, the rechargeable battery in the handset needs charging for 24 hours.
•Make sure you have connected your Freestyle 90 to the mains power supply; see steps 4 and 5.
•Make sure the red POWER light is on.
•Place the handset on the base unit, ensuring the contacts are touching. The CHARGING light comes on.
•The charging light will remain constantly lit while the handset is placed on the base unit.
As a rule, placing the handset on the base unit overnight will keep the battery fully charged for all normal use.
When fully charged and in good condition, the handset battery will provide up to 5 hours continuous talk time or 72 hours standby.
If the handset battery is running low, the BATT LOW light will flash every
If you are making a call and the handset battery is running low, the phone will beep every
Place the handset on the base unit to recharge.
The battery cannot be overcharged. However, leaving the handset on the base unit all the time can deteriorate a rechargeable battery. To get the longest possible life from your battery, take the handset off the base unit for a few hours each day.
7 Plug the phone into the BT socket
You can now use the phone, store numbers in the memory and change some of the settings as desired.