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Cat. No. 43-959

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

Caller ID System 350

with Memory Dial

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This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

This symbol is intended to inform you that important operat-

!ing and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

For your records, we urge you to record the system’s serial number in the space below. The serial number is located on the bottom of the system.

Serial Number: _______________________

© 1995 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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FEATURES

Your Radio Shack Caller ID System 350 offers the latest in telephone technology. The system displays the current date and time, and call information as provided by your local phone company.

The system has these features:

Caller ID Memory — stores and displays up to 99 incoming phone numbers, or up to about 50 incoming names and phone numbers (actual capacity depends on information sent).

VIP Call List with Distinctive Ring — lets you store the phone numbers and names of up to 20 important callers and set the system to ring with a distinctive tone when those callers call.

Caller ID Memory Dial— lets you select a stored phone number from Caller ID memory, then dial it with the touch of a button.

Review Scrolling — lets you easily scroll through all call records in Caller ID memory.

Large Liquid Crystal Display— displays three full lines of information, including the time and call information.

Trilingual Operation—letsyou set the system to display messages in English, French, or Spanish.

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Notes:

Your system requires four AAA batteries (not supplied) to protect its memory.

If you subscribe to your phone company’s message waiting service, you must connect an optional AC adapter (not supplied) to the system to power the message waiting function.

Important Information

To use the System’s Caller ID and message waiting features, you must be in an area where Caller ID and message waiting service is available and you must subscribe to those services.

Where Caller ID is offered, one or more of the following options are generally available:

Caller’s number only

Caller’s name only

Caller’s name and number

For your System 350’s Caller ID memory dial feature to operate, you must receive either the caller’s number only or the caller’s name and number.

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your system to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device that you connect to phone line draws power from the phone line. We refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of your system.

This telephone has been tested and found to comply with all applicable UL and FCC standards.

FCC STATEMENT

This system complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC Registration Number and the REN to your phone company. These numbers are located on the bottom of your system.

Note: You must not connect your system to any of the following:

Coin-operatedsystems

Party-linesystems

Most electronic key telephone systems

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CONTENTS

Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Connecting an Optional AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Resetting the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Connecting to a Single Phone Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting to a Two-LinePhone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting to an Answering Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Setting the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Adjusting the Display Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Storing Your Local Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Receiving and Storing Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 New Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Messages Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Repeat Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Long Distance Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Forwarded Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Out of Area Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Private Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Nameor Number-OnlyCalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Line Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Call Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Reviewing Call Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Dialing Numbers in Call Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Deleting Call Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 VIP Call List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Storing Call Records in the VIP Call List . . . . . . . 24 Reviewing and Deleting VIP Call Records . . . . . 25

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Dialing from the VIP Call List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Turning On/Off the VIP Call Special Tone . . . . . 26

Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The FCC Wants You to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Lightning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PREPARATION

INSTALLING BATTERIES

Your system uses four AAA batteries for power. For the longest operation and best performance, we recommend you use alkaline batteries (Radio Shack Cat. No. 23-555).

The batteries protect the system’s memory during power failures. If you do not connect an AC adapter, the batteries also power all system functions except message waiting (see “Connecting an Optional AC Adapter”).

Cautions:

Use only fresh batteries of the recommended size and type.

When you replace the batteries, have fresh batteries on hand before you begin. You must install fresh batteries within 2 minutes after removing the old batteries. Otherwise, you might lose the information stored in the system.

When you replace the batteries, do not press any buttons on the system after you remove the old batteries. Doing so might erase all stored information from the system.

Never leave dead or weak batteries in the system.

Dispose of old batteries promptly; do not bury or burn them.

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1.Unplug the system from the telephone line.

2.Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the screw in the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the system, and remove the cover.

3.Insert fresh batteries into the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside the compartment.

4.Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.

Notes:

The system automatically tests the batteries when it receives each new call.

• When

appears on the display or the display dims,

replace the batteries.

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CONNECTING AN OPTIONAL

AC ADAPTER

If you subscribe to a message waiting service, you need an AC adapter (such as Cat. No. 273-1455,not supplied) to power the system.

Note: You must also keep fresh batteries in the system to protect the information stored in memory during power failures.

Cautions:

You must use an AC adapter that supplies 9 volts DC and at least 50 milliamps. Its center tip must be set to negative, and its plug must correctly fit the system’s DC 9V jack. The recommended adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the system or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the system before you plug it into the AC outlet, and unplug the adapter from the AC outlet before you unplug it from the system.

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