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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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Follow these steps to connect an AC adapter.

1.Insert the AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 9V jack on the back of the system.

2.Plug the other end of the AC adapter into a standard AC outlet.

RESETTING THE SYSTEM

Before you use the system the first time or to reset the system’s clock any time, use a pointed object, such as a straightened paper clip, to press RESET on the back of the system.12-00 andA appear.

Note: If the system does not work after you reset it, remove the batteries, disconnect the system from the phone line and the AC outlet, replace the batteries with fresh ones (if necessary), then reconnect it and try resetting it again.

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CONNECTING TO A SINGLE

PHONE LINE

The system connects to the phone line and your phone using two modular phone-lineconnectors. If your phone does not have this type of connector, you can get the necessary adapters at your local Radio Shack store. Or you can have the phone company update your phone wiring.

Note: The phone company can charge you to update phone wiring. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (for asingle-linephone) or RJ14C (for atwo-linephone).

Follow these steps to connect the system to the phone line.

1.Unplug the existing telephone’s modular cord from the modular phone jack and plug this cord into the system’s

PHONE jack.

2.Plug the supplied modular cord into the system’s TEL. LINEjack.

3.Plug the other end of the cord into the modular phone jack.

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CONNECTING TO A TWO-LINEPHONE

To record information about calls received on a two-linephone, you can connect two systems using a triplex adapter (Cat. No.279-402).Each system only records information about calls received on the line to which it is connected.

Follow these steps to connect two systems to a two-linephone.

1.Unplug the existing telephone’s modular cord from the modular jack and plug it into L1 + L2 on the triplex adapter.

2.Plug the triplex adapter into the modular jack.

3.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TEL. LINE jack on one of the systems.

4.Plug the other end of the modular cord into either L1 orL2 on the triplex adapter.

5.Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to connect another system to the remaining open jack (L1 orL2) on the triplex adapter.

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CONNECTING TO AN ANSWERING MACHINE

1.Unplug the answering machine’s modular cord from the modular jack and plug this cord into the system’s TEL. LINEjack.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the system’s PHONE jack, then plug the other end of the cord into the answering machine’s modular jack.

3.Set the answering machine to answer calls after at least two rings.

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SETTING THE LANGUAGE

You can set the system to display messages in English, French, or Spanish.

1.Repeatedly press MODE until the system displays

CALLER ID MODE.

2.Press either REVIEW button. The system displays the total number of stored calls.

3.Refer to the following table to select the language

To Select:

Press and hold for 6 seconds:

 

 

 

 

English

Both REVIEW buttons.

 

 

French

REVIEW t

 

 

 

Spanish

t

REVIEW

 

 

 

 

Note: If the system is set to a language other than English, the first time you do Step 3 the language changes to English. Simply do Step 3 again to select the language you want to use.

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4. Press REVIEW

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ADJUSTING THE DISPLAY CONTRAST

1.Repeatedly press MODE until the system displays

CALLER ID MODE.

2.Press either REVIEW button. The system displays the total number of stored calls.

3.Press and hold READ for about 6 seconds. The system displaysCONTRAST : XX.

to increase contrast (up to 15) or t

REVIEW to decrease it (down to 00).

5. Press READ to confirm the setting.

t

STORING YOUR LOCAL AREA CODE

To correctly redial local calls, you need to store your local area code in the system. Follow these steps to store the area code.

1.Repeatedly press MODE until the system displays

(AREA CODE):_ _ _.

2.Press REVIEWthe first digit.

t

to increase or

t

REVIEW to decrease

3.Press READ to confirm the selected digit, the next digit flashes.

4.Repeat Steps 2-3to set the next digits.

5.Press MODE to save the area code.

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OPERATION

RECEIVING AND STORING CALLS

The system displays the current time and date sent by the telephone company as it receives its first caller ID record. The system also automatically displays all received caller ID information for every incoming call, including the call’s time and date. As it receives calls, it stores the information in the system’s memory for later recall, numbered with the newest records first. When the system’s memory becomes full, old messages are deleted to make room for new messages.

New Calls

If the system has received a call since the last time it was reviewed (see “Reviewing Call Information”), and the call information appear on display. The message indicator also blinks.

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Messages Waiting

If you have a voice-mailmessage waiting (if you subscribe to the telephone company’s message waiting service), MESSAGE lights steadily until you retrieve the message.

Repeat Messages

If you have received calls from the same phone number more than one time, appears to show the number of repeat calls (to a maximum of 99).

Long Distance Calls

The system displays L-D-C with each long distance call.

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Forwarded Calls

The system displays Call Fd instead of the phone number if the call was forwarded to you from a number set to forward all calls (using the phone company’s call forwarding service). It displaysCall Fd BUSY if the call was forwarded by the phone company’s busy call forward service.

To see the telephone number of the original caller, press

READ.

Out of Area Calls

The system displays –OUT OF AREA– when:

The call originates from an area or long-distancecarrier that does not support Caller ID.

The call is an operator-assistedcall.

The call is from a cellular phone.

The call was made using a calling card.

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Note: This list might not include all instances that cause–OUT OF AREA– to appear, and some instances included in the list might provide a Caller ID record in some areas.

Private Calls

In some areas, callers have the option of blocking their Caller ID information. When a caller has blocked Caller ID, the system displays –PRIVATE CALL– instead of their call information when they call.

Nameor Number-OnlyCalls

If the Caller ID information provided includes only the name or only the number, the system displays dashes instead of the missing information.

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