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43-324User’s Guide

5.8 GHz • Caller ID Cordless Phone

Thank you for purchasing your 5.8 GHz Caller ID Cordless Phone from RadioShack. Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up, and using your new phone.

Contents

Contents

 

Package Contents ...................................................................................

4

Features...................................................................................................

4

Setup................................................................................................

5

Telephone Base Installation.....................................................................

5

Battery Installation and Charging............................................................

6

Wall Bracket Installation...........................................................................

7

Telephone Features..................................................................................

8

Date and Time.......................................................................................

10

Ringer.....................................................................................................

10

Ringer Volume........................................................................................

11

Dial Mode..............................................................................................

11

Home Area Code...................................................................................

12

Language...............................................................................................

12

Clear Voicemail......................................................................................

12

Telephone Operation.....................................................................

14

Make Calls .............................................................................................

14

Answer Calls...........................................................................................

14

End Calls ..............................................................................................

14

Volume...................................................................................................

14

Channel..................................................................................................

14

Call Waiting............................................................................................

14

Temporary Tone Dialing.........................................................................

15

Redial.....................................................................................................

15

Find Handset..........................................................................................

15

Directory........................................................................................

16

Store a Directory Entry...........................................................................

16

Character Chart......................................................................................

17

Review the Directory..............................................................................

17

Edit a Directory Entry.............................................................................

18

Delete a Directory Entry........................................................................

18

Copy a Directory Entry into Speed Dial.................................................

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Dial a Number from the Directory.........................................................

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Speed Dial......................................................................................

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Store a Speed Dial Entry........................................................................

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Edit a Speed Dial Entry..........................................................................

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Delete a Speed Dial Entry......................................................................

21

Dial a Speed Dial Number.....................................................................

22

Reassign Speed Dial Locations..............................................................

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Call log...........................................................................................

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About Caller ID......................................................................................

23

About the Call Log.................................................................................

23

Review the Call Log...............................................................................

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Make Call Log Entries Ready to Dial.....................................................

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Dial a Call Log Number..........................................................................

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Save a Call Log Entry to the Directory...................................................

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Delete from the Call Log.......................................................................

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Call Log Display Screen Messages........................................................

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Additional Information...................................................................

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Handset Display Screen Messages........................................................

27

Battery....................................................................................................

27

Important Safety Instructions.................................................................

28

Troubleshooting.....................................................................................

30

Operating Range...................................................................................

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Maintenance..........................................................................................

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About Cordless Telephones...................................................................

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Specifications.........................................................................................

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FCC Information.....................................................................................

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Limited Warranty....................................................................................

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Contents

Package Contents

AC adapter

Telephone base

Handset battery

and handset

 

Telephone

Base holder

line cord

 

Features

Caller ID Display

Voicemail Indicator

9-numberspeed-dial

Setup

Telephone Base Installation

Install the telephone base as shown below. Make sure that the electrical outlet is not controlled by a wall switch.

If you subscribe to Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) high-speedInternet service through your telephone lines, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone base and the telephone wall jack to prevent noise and caller

ID problems caused by DSL interference. Please contact your DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.

nNote: Use only the power adapter supplied with this product. To purchase a replacement, visit your local RadioShack store or go towww.RadioShack.com.

 

Telephone

Telephone

 

wall jack

base

 

 

adapter

DSL filter

 

 

(optional, not

Telephone

 

included)

 

line cord

 

 

 

Telephone

 

 

base

 

 

Setup

Battery Installation and Charging

Install the battery as shown below. The battery may have enough charge for short calls. For best performance, charge the battery for at least 16 hours before first use. Completely charge and drain the battery two or three times every three months afterwards. When the battery power is low, LOW BATTERY is displayed andflashes on the handset screen.

1. Insert the plug of the battery as indicated. Make sure it is plugged securely and matches the color-codedlabel inside the battery compartment.

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2.

Place the battery with the label THIS SIDE UP facing up, and the wires

 

 

 

inside the battery compartment.

 

3.

Align the battery compartment cover flat against the battery

 

 

compartment, then slide it upwards until it clicks into place.

 

4.

Charge the handset by placing it in the telephone base. The handset

 

 

charge light is on when charging.

nNote: If the handset will not be used for a long period of time, remove the battery to prevent possible leakage.

Match color

 

 

 

Black wire

code label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red wire

Wall Bracket Installation

Your telephone base comes with the wall bracket installed, ready for desktop use. You may also mount your telephone onto a standard telephone wall plate.

Wall bracket installation:

To prepare the telephone base for wall mounting, you need to remove the bracket if it is currently attached for desktop use. Press the tabs located on the legs of the bracket to loosen, then lift the bracket up and away from the telephone base.

1.Insert the lower tabs of the wall bracket into the lower grooves in the telephone base, then snap the upper tabs of the wall bracket into place.

2.Mount the telephone base on the wall by positioning it so the mounting studs fit into the holes on the telephone base and wall bracket. Slide the telephone base down on the mounting studs until it locks into place.

3.To remove the bracket, press both upper portion tabs firmly and pull the bracket downward until it releases from the grooves.

Wall bracket

Wall bracket in

 

correct mounting

 

position

2

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Setup

Setup

Telephone Features

Charge Light

Indicates the handset is charging.

/VOL- /CID

Lower the listening volume (during a call).

Review the call log (when phone is not in use).

Hold to adjust ringer volume (when phone is not in use).

Scroll down (while programming or reviewing the redial list).

/ Flash

Make or answer a call.

Receive an incoming call when you receive a call waiting alert.

TONE

Switch to tone dialing temporarily when using the pulse service (see page 15).

CHAN / REMOVE

Switch to a clearer channel (during a call).

Hold to delete all records in the call log (when phone is not in use).

Delete the desired record (when reviewing the call log or redial list).

PROG

Enter programming mode (while phone is not in use).

REDIAL/PAUSE

• Review the redial list.

• Insert a dialing pause while dialing or entering numbers into the directory.

SELECT

Store a programming option or a directory entry.

/ VOL+ /

Display the directory (when phone is not in use).

Hold to adjust the ringer volume (when phone is not in use).

Increase the listening volume (during a call).

Scroll up (while programming or reviewing the redial list).

OFF

Hang up.

Silence the ringer while the handset is ringing.

Hold for two seconds to erase the MISSED CALLS display (while phone is not in use).

• Exit without making changes (during programming).

IN USE

Flashes when there is an incoming call.

On when the handset is in use.

VOICEMAIL

Flashes when you have new voicemail from your telephone company.

FIND HANDSET

Press to page the handset.

Display other dialing options when reviewing the call log.

Use the CLR VOICEMAIL feature from the main menu.

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Date and Time

If you subscribe to caller ID service, the date and time is set automatically with the next incoming call. If you do not have caller ID service, you can set the date and time manually.

 

1.

Press PROG.

 

 

 

2.

Press or until DATE/TIME is displayed. Press SELECT.

 

3.

When the month is flashing, press

or

until the screen displays the

 

 

correct month and then press SELECT or PROG.

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4.

When the date is flashing, press

or

until the screen displays the

 

correct date and then press SELECT or PROG.

 

 

 

5.

When the hour is flashing, press

or

until the screen displays the

 

 

correct hour and then press SELECT or PROG.

6. When the minute is flashing, press oruntil the screen displays the correct minute and then press SELECT or PROG.

7. When AM or PM is flashing, press orto choose between AM or PM and then press SELECT or PROG. You will hear a confirmation tone.

nNote: When there is a power failure, the time may need to be reset.

Ringer

You can select from different ringers. 1. Press PROG.

2. Press oruntil the screen displaysRINGER: and the current setting.

3.Press SELECT. The current setting flashes, and you will hear a sample of the ringer.

4. Press orto selectRINGER:1,2,3, or4. You will hear a sample of each ring tone.

5. Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

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Ringer Volume

You can change the ringer volume to a comfortable level or turn the ringer off.

1.Press PROG. Press oruntil the screen displaysRINGER VOL: and the current setting.

2.Press SELECT. The current setting flashes, and you will hear a sample of the ringer volume.

3.Press orto select ringer volume from OFF, LOW or HI. You will hear a sample of the selected volume level.

4.Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

-OR-

1.Press and hold oruntil the screen displaysRINGER VOL: and the current setting. The current setting flashes and you will hear a sample of the ringer volume.

2.Press orto select ringer volume fromOFF,LOW orHI. You will hear a sample of the selected volume level.

3.Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

nNotes:

If the ringer volume is set to OFF,RINGER OFF andare displayed.

Even if the ringer volume is set to OFF, the handset still rings when you pressFIND HANDSET.

Dial Mode

If you have touch tone service, the telephone is ready for use as soon as the battery is charged. If you have pulse (rotary) service, you need to change the dial mode.

1.Press PROG.

2.Press oruntil the screen displaysDIAL MODE: and the current setting.

3.Press SELECT. The current setting flashes.

4.Press orto selectTONE orPULSE.

5.Press SELECT or PROG to confirm your selection and there is a confirmation tone.

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Home Area Code

If you dial your local calls using only seven digits (area code not required), you can program your home area code, following the steps below. By programming your home area code, when you receive a call within your local area, the telephone number is automatically stored without the area code in the call log.

 

1.

Press PROG.

 

2.

Press or until the screen displays HOME AREA CODE.

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3.

Press SELECT. The stored area code is displayed with the first digit

4.

Use the dial key pad to enter the desired home area code.

 

 

flashing.

 

5.

Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

nNotes:

If your phone service provider requires you to dial the area code when making a local call, or you want to cancel the home area code you have already programmed, reprogram your home area code to 000.

Press CHAN/REMOVE when in the home area code menu to delete the stored home area code. ___ is then displayed.

Language

1. Press PROG.

2. Press oruntil LANGUAGE is displayed. 3. Press SELECT. The current setting flashes.

4. Press oruntil the screen displays the desired language (English, Espanol or Francais).

5. Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

Clear Voicemail

If you subscribe to voicemail services provided by your telephone company, NEW VOICEMAIL and are displayed on the handset and the VOICEMAIL light on the telephone base flashes when you have a new voicemail message.

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To turn this indicator off:

1.Press PROG.

2.Press oruntil the screen displays CLR VOICEMAIL.

3.Press SELECT. The screen displays CLEAR? and YES flashes.

4.Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

nNote: The clear voicemail feature only turns off the displaysNEW VOICEMAIL andon the handset, and theVOICEMAIL light on the telephone base. It does not delete your voicemail messages.

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Operation

Telephone Operation

Make Calls

Press /FLASH and then use the dial pad keys to dial a number.

-OR-

1.Enter the phone number first. You can press to backspace and press CHAN/REMOVE to erase digits.

2.Press /FLASH to dial.

Answer Calls

Press any dial pad keys (except /VOL-/CID, /VOL+/and OFF) to answer an incoming call.

End Calls

Press OFF or put the handset back on the telephone base to end a call. nNotes:

The call timer is activated during a call to show call duration.

The handset beeps if it is moved out of range while on a call.

Volume

Press /VOL-/CIDor/VOL+/to adjust the listening volume during a conversation.

Channel

Press CHAN/REMOVE to switch to a clearer channel while on a call.

Call Waiting

If you subscribe to call waiting service and you are on a call when a new call comes in, you will hear a beep. The caller ID information is displayed if you subscribe to combined caller ID with call waiting service from your local telephone company.

Press /FLASH on the handset to put the current call on hold and answer the incoming call.

Press /FLASH at anytime to alternate between calls.

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Temporary Tone Dialing

If you have pulse (rotary) service, you can change from pulse to touch tone dialing during a call by pressing TONE*. This is useful if you need to send touch tone signals to access telephone banking or long distance services.

Once you have initiated your call by dialing the phone number in pulse (rotary), press TONE*. Now, all subsequent key presses are sent as touch tone signals.

After you hang up, the phone returns to pulse (rotary) dialing for the next call.

Redial

The telephone stores the five most recently dialed telephone numbers in the redial list. When the list is full, the oldest entry is deleted to make room for the new entry.

1.Press REDIAL/PAUSE, then press ,, or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to review the redial list. Press CHAN/REMOVE to delete the displayed number.

2.Press /FLASH, then press REDIAL/PAUSE to dial the last telephone number dialed.

-OR-

Press REDIAL/PAUSE, then press ,, or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly until the desired entry displays, then press/FLASH to dial the number.

Find Handset

Press FIND HANDSET on the telephone base to locate the handset and the handset is not placed in the telephone base. The handset rings and **PAGING** will be displayed on its screen.

Press FIND HANDSET again or put the handset back on the telephone base to stop the paging tone.

-OR-

Press OFF on the handset to stop the paging tone on the selected handset.

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Directory

The directory can store up to 20 entries (including nine speed dial entries). Each entry may consist of a number up to 24 digits and a name up to 14 characters.

Store a Directory Entry

 

1.

Press PROG. The screen displays DIRECTORY.

 

2.

Press SELECT. The screen displays ENTER NAME.

 

3.

Use the dial pad keys to enter the name. See “Character Chart” on page 17.

 

 

Press

to move the cursor to the left or

to the right.

 

 

Press CHAN/REMOVE to erase a character.

 

4.

When finished, press SELECT or PROG. The screen displays ENTER

 

 

NUMBER.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Use the dial pad keys to enter the telephone number.

 

 

Press

to move the cursor to the left or

to the right.

 

 

Press CHAN/REMOVE to erase a digit.

 

 

 

 

 

• Press REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (P is displayed).

 

6.

Press SELECT or PROG. The screen displays DISTINCT RING? and the

 

 

current setting.

 

 

 

 

7.

Press or

to choose Y (yes) if you wish to customize this entry or

 

 

choose N (no) for a normal ringer. If you chooseY,

 

is displayed with

 

 

the directory entry.

 

 

 

Directory

8.

Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Character Chart

Use the dial pad keys and the chart below to enter a name (up to 14 characters). An error tone sounds if you try to enter more than 14 characters. Each press of a particular key causes the characters to be displayed in the following order:

Dial key

 

Characters by number of key presses

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

2

A

B

C

2

 

 

3

D

E

F

3

 

 

4

G

H

I

4

 

 

5

J

K

L

5

 

 

6

M

N

O

6

 

 

7

P

Q

R

S

7

 

8

T

U

V

8

 

 

9

W

X

Y

Z

9

 

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

**

#

&

,

-

.

#

Review the Directory

1.Press /VOL+/. The screen displaysDIRECTORY.

2.Press orto scroll through the entries stored in the directory alphabetically.

-OR-

Press the dial pad key for the first letter of the name you want to search. If necessary, scroll orto find the desired entry.

nNotes:

When you reach the end of the list in the directory, END OF LIST is shown on the screen and there is an error tone.

If you press a dial pad key for alphabetical search while in the directory and there are no entries starting with the letters of that key, NO DATA is displayed on the screen.

Directory

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Edit a Directory Entry

1.Press /VOL+/. The screen displaysDIRECTORY.

2.Press orto scroll through the entries stored in the directory alphabetically.

-OR-

Press the dial pad key for the first letter of the entry you want to edit. If necessary, scroll orto find the desired entry.

 

3.

When the screen displays the desired entry,

 

 

 

 

SPEED EDIT DEL

 

 

press SELECT. EDIT flashes.

 

 

 

 

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4.

Press SELECT. The screen displays the name and

 

 

 

 

number. The cursor appears at the beginning of

 

 

 

 

 

 

the name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the dial pad keys to edit the name.

 

 

 

 

Press

to move the cursor to the left or

to the right.

 

 

Press CHAN/REMOVE to erase a character.

 

5.

Press SELECT to move on to the phone number.

 

 

 

• Use the dial pad keys to edit the number.

 

 

 

 

 

• Press

to move the cursor to the left or

to the right.

 

 

 

• Press CHAN/REMOVE to erase a digit.

 

 

 

 

 

• Press REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (P will be displayed).

 

6.

Press SELECT. The screen displays DISTINCT RING? and the current

 

 

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

Directory

7.

Press or

to choose Y (yes) to customize this entry, or chooseN

 

(no) for a normal ringer. If you choose Y,

 

will be displayed with the

 

 

 

 

 

directory entry.

 

 

 

8.

Press SELECT to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

Delete a Directory Entry

1. Press /VOL+/. The screen displaysDIRECTORY.

2. Press orto scroll through the entries stored in the directory alphabetically.

-OR-

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Press the dial pad key for the first letter of the entry to delete. If necessary, scroll orto find the desired entry.

3. When the screen displays the desired entry,

SPEED EDIT DEL

press SELECT. Then press or until DEL

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(delete) flashes.

 

4.Press SELECT. The screen displays ERASE NO YES and the number. The current choice flashes.

5.Press untilYES flashes.

6.Press SELECT. You will hear a confirmation beep.

Copy a Directory Entry into Speed Dial

1.Press /VOL+/. The screen displaysDIRECTORY.

2.Press orto scroll through the entries stored in the directory alphabetically.

-OR-

Press the dial pad key for the first letter of the entry to copy. If necessary, scroll orto find the desired entry.

3. When the screen displays the desired entry,

SPEED EDIT DEL

press SELECT. Then press or until SPEED

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flashes.

 

4.Press SELECT. The screen displays ENTER 1-9.

5.Press a key (1-9)to copy this entry from the directory to the speed dial memory and assign the memory location. You will hear a confirmation beep. A memory location number (01 through 09) will be displayed with this entry.

Dial a Number from the Directory

1.Press /VOL+/. The screen displaysDIRECTORY.

2.Press orto scroll through the entries stored in the directory alphabetically.

-OR-

Press the dial pad key for the first letter of the desired entry. If necessary, scroll orto find the desired entry.

3.When the screen displays the desired entry, press /FLASH.

Directory

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Speed Dial

Your telephone can store up to nine telephone numbers with names (up to 14 characters and 24 digits in each location) in the speed dial memory locations you assign in the handset.

Store a Speed Dial Entry

1.Press PROG and then press oruntil the screen displaysSPEED DIAL.

2.Press SELECT. The screen displays ENTER 1-9.

3.Press a key (1 through 9) to assign the speed dial location to store this number. The screen displays ENTER NAME.

4.Use the dial pad keys to enter the name (see “Character Chart” on page 17) and then press SELECT or PROG.

Press to move the cursor to the left orto the right.

Press CHAN/REMOVE to erase a character.

5.The screen displays ENTER NUMBER.

6.Use the dial pad keys to enter the telephone number, and then press

SELECT or PROG.

Press to move the cursor to the left orto the right.

Press CHAN/REMOVE to erase a digit.

7.Press REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (P will be displayed).

8.The screen displays DISTINCT RING? and the current setting.

8.Press orto chooseY (yes) to customize this entry, or chooseN (no) for a normal ringer. If you chooseY,will be displayed with the entry.

9.Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.

nNotes:

 

The entries stored in the speed dial memory will be numbered 01

 

through 09 and share the memory in the directory.

 

PressOFF at any time to exit speed dial mode.

Dial

If the location is not empty, the new entry will replace the old entry and

the old entry will be moved to a directory location.

Speed

 

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