Radio Shack 43-3545 User Manual

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10-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 10 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

30-RecordCID Capacity— stores up to 30 call records in Caller ID.

Ample Talk and Standby Time — the supplied battery (when fully charged) provides about 7 hours of talk time or 14 days of standby time.

Headset Jack — lets you connect an optional headset forhands-freeconvenience.

Auto Talk— lets you set the phone to answer a call by simply lifting the handset from the base.


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— Warning# — Important. — Caution


© 2002 RadioShack Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack and are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

Information Important

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.









The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a

risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that important operat-

!ing and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accom-

panying this product.

As an ENERGYSTAR Partner, RadioShack Corporation has determined that this product meets the ENER-GYSTAR guidelines for energy efficiency.


You must not connect your phone to:



most electronic key telephone systems

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


Your phone complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC registration number and the REN to your telephone company. Both numbers are on the back of your phone.

We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each phone (and each device, such as a telephone or answering machine) that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the telephone line. We refer to this power draw as the device's ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the back of your phone. ±

If you use more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all of the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), your telephones might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.


In the unlikely event that your phone causes problems on the phone line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

Also, the phone company can make changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.


Your telephone has built-inprotection circuits to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone line and power line current. These protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements, however, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your telephone.

Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has severe electrical storms, we


Important Information


FCC Statement .....


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


Important Safety


Instructions ...........


Introduction ..............


Installation ................


Selecting a


Location ................



the Battery Pack . 12

Setting the


Ringer Tone


and Volume .........


Turning Auto Talk


On/Off .................


Turning Caller ID/


Call Waiting


On/Off .................


Storing Your


Area Code ...........


Setting the


Dialing Mode .......


Selecting the


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


Operation ...............


Making and


Receiving Calls ...


Selecting the


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


Adjusting the


Handset’s Volume





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Information Important



Using Redial .......


Using Flash .........


Muting the Ringer


Using Tone Services

on a Pulse Line ...


Paging .................


Using a Headset . 24

Memory Dialing ...


Speed Dialing .....


Caller ID Operation


Important Caller ID


Information ..........


Reviewing Caller ID

Records ..............


Adding/Deleting the

Area Code ...........


Dialing Numbers


from a


Caller ID Record . 36

Storing a Caller ID




in Memory ...........


Deleting Caller ID


Records ..............


Troubleshooting .....


Care .......................


Service and Repair . 42

suggest you unplug your phone when storms approach to reduce the possibility of damage.

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When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following:

1.Read and understand all instructions.

2.Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

3.Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

4.Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

5.Never touch uninstalled telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

6.Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.


7.Do not fix the AC power supply cord to building surfaces with metal fittings (if the product has an AC power cord).

8.Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

9.Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.

10.Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.

11.Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be placed in a built-ininstallation unless proper ventilation is provided.


To reduce the risk of fire or injury, read and follow these instructions.

1.Use only the appropriate type and size battery pack specified in the instruction manual provided for this product.

2.Do not dispose of the battery pack in a fire. The cell may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

3.Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Released electrolytes are corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.

4.Exercise care in handling the battery pack in order not to short it with conducting materials



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Information Important



such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.

5.Charge the battery pack provided or identified for use with this product only in accordance with the instructions and limitations specified in the instruction manual provided for this product.

6.Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery pack and battery charger.


12.This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your local power company.

13.Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where the cord will be stepped on.

14.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

15.Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

16.To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product. Take it to a qualified service technician when service or repair work is required. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when the product is subsequently used.


17.Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power cord plug is damaged or frayed.

If liquid has been spilled, into the product.

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions because improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.

If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

18.Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an

Important Information




Cordless phones such as this one require AC power to operate. When the power is off, you cannot make or receive calls using your phone. To be safe, you should also have a phone that does not need AC power to operate (not a cordless phone), so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power failure.

When AC power is lost, the phone loses the security accessprotection code connection between the base and the handset. When power is restored, put the handset on the base briefly to restore this connection so you can use the handset.

electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

19.Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak if the phone is in the vicinity of the leak.


Thank you for purchasing the RadioShack 900 MHz Cordless Telephone. Your phone uses advanced technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range. The phone’s Caller ID unit records each caller’s telephone number (and name, if available in your area) and the date and time of the call, as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers. If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, the phone shows you the incoming caller information, even when you are already talking on the phone. #

Your phone operates on standard radio frequencies as allocated by the FCC. It is possible for other nearby radio units operating on similar frequencies to unintentionally intercept your conversation or cause interference. This possible lack of privacy can occur with any cordless phone.













You must use



a Class 2

You can place the phone’s base on a






source that supplies

desk or table, or mount it on a standard





9V DC and delivers at

wall plate or directly on a wall. Select a





least 210 mA. Its

location that is:





center tip must be set

• near an accessible AC outlet



to positive and its plug



must fit the phone's




• near a telephone line jack



DC IN 9V jack. The

• out of the way of normal activities



supplied adapter



meets these specifi-

• away from electrical machinery,





cations. Using an

electrical appliances, metal walls



adapter that does not

or filing cabinets, wireless



meet these specifica-

intercoms, alarms, and room



tions could damage




the phone or the adapter.





• away from other cordless phones


Always connect the



AC adapter to the




The base’s location affects the hand-



phone before you



connect it to AC

set’s range. If you have a choice of





power. When you

several locations, try each to see which





finish, disconnect the

provides the best performance..





adapter from AC

Your telephone connects directly to a



power before you



disconnect it from the

modular telephone line jack. If your




telephone wiring does not have a









modular jack, you can update the wiring





yourself using jacks and adapters





(available at your local RadioShack





store), or have the telephone company





update the wiring for you. You must use























The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate jack).

compatible modular jacks that are

compliant with Part 68 of FCC Rules.



1.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the bottom of the base.

2.Plug the modular cord’s other end into a modular phone line jack.

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the bottom of the base.

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the base, then plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.


1.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the bottom of the base. Then insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into theDC IN 9V jack on the bottom of the base.