Radio Shack 43-3578 User Manual

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900MHz Cordless Telephone

with Caller ID/Call Waiting

43-3578

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.

! IMPORTANT!

If an icon appears at the end of a paragraph, go to the box on that page with the corresponding icon for pertinent information.

o— Warning! — Important — CautionÓ — HintÔ — Note

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

© 2004 RadioShack Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

CONTENTS

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

3

Important Information ..............

4

FCC Statement ............................

4

Surge Protection ..........................

6

Important Safety Instructions ...

7

Important Caller ID

 

Information ..............................

8

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

9

Selecting a Location ....................

9

Connecting/Charging the Battery

 

Pack ........................................

12

Setting the Ringer Tone and

 

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

15

Turning Auto Talk On/Off ...........

16

Turning Caller ID/Call Waiting

 

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

16

Storing Your Area Code .............

17

Setting the Dialing Mode ...........

18

Selecting the Language .............

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

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Making and Receiving Calls ......

20

Selecting the Channel ...............

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Adjusting the Handset’s

 

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

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Using Redial ..............................

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Using Flash ................................

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Muting the Ringer ......................

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Using Tone Services on a Pulse

 

Line .........................................

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

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Voice Mail Waiting Indicator .......

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Installing the Beltclip ..................

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Using a Headset ........................

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Memory Dialing .....................

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Storing a Number and Name in

 

Memory ...................................

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Entering a Pause .......................

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Editing or Deleting a Number in

 

Memory ...................................

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Reviewing Memory Numbers ....

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Dialing a Memory Number .........

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Chain-Dialing Service

 

Numbers .................................

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Testing Stored Emergency

 

Numbers .................................

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Speed Dialing ............................

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Storing a Number in Speed

 

Dial .........................................

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Dialing the Speed Dial

 

Number ...................................

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Editing the Speed Dial

 

Number ...................................

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Deleting the Speed Dial

 

Number ...................................

32

Caller ID Operation ...............

33

Reviewing Caller ID Records .....

34

Adding/Deleting the Area

 

Code .......................................

36

Dialing Numbers from a Caller ID

 

Record ....................................

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Storing a Caller ID Record in

 

Memory ..................................

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Deleting Caller ID Records ........

38

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

39

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

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Service and Repair ...............

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INTRODUCTION

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. !

! IMPORTANT!

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.

Your phone operates on standard radio frequencies as allocated by FCC.

It is possible for other radio units operating nearby on similar frequencies to unintentionally intercept your conversation or cause interference. This possible lack of privacy can occur with any cordless phone.

Introduction

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Information Important

Ô NOTEÔ

You must not connect your phone to:

coin-operatedsystems

most electronic key telephone systems

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

FCC STATEMENT

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.

Your phone is not intended to be used with party-linesystems. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission, or corporation commission for information.Ô

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of

 

 

CAUTION

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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

 

fire or shock hazard, do not expose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS

 

this product to rain or moisture.

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

 

INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

 

 

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

 

 

PERSONNEL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence

 

 

 

The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that impor-

 

of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s en-

 

 

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tant operating and maintenance instructions are included in

 

closure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a

 

 

the literature accompanying this product.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Important Information

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Information Important

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Privacy of communications, may not be ensured when using this phone.

SURGEPROTECTION

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

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IMPORTANT SAFETY

INSTRUCTIONS

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.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.

2.Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

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

4.Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual.

Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Important Safety Instructions

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Information ID Caller Important

IMPORTANT

CALLER ID INFORMATION

To use Caller ID and Call Waiting, you must be in an area where those services are available and you must subscribe to those services through your local phone company. Where Caller ID is offered, one or more options are generally available:

caller’s number only

caller’s name only

caller’s name and number

If you subscribe to Call Waiting ID and Caller ID, the system can show you the incoming caller information, even when you are already talking on the phone.

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INSTALLATION

SELECTING ALOCATION

You can place the phone’s base on a desk or table, or mount it on a standard wall plate or directly on a wall. Select a location that is:

near an accessible AC outlet

near a telephone line jack

out of the way of normal activities

away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, metal walls or filing cabinets, wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

away from other cordless phones

The base’s location affects the handset’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the best performance.

CAUTION

You must use

!a Class 2 power

source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 210 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the phone’s DC IN 9V jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the phone or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the phone before you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from the phone.

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Installation

ÔNOTES Ô

If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, be sure that installing the system does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, contact your telephone company or a qualified installer.

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

Your telephone connects directly to a 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 compatible modular jacks that are compliant with Part 68 of FCC Rules.Ô

On a Desk Top

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.

On a Wall Plate or Wall

To mount the phone directly on a wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the supplied bracket. Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about1/8 inch.

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1.Insert the two tabs at the top of

the narrow end of

the supplied bracket into the base’s upper tab slots, then press

down on the

bracket’s latches and insert them into the lower slots.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord (short for a wall plate, long for direct wall mounting) into the TEL LINE jack on the base’s back.

3. Insert the

DC IN 9V TEL LINE

supplied AC

 

adapter’s

 

barrel plug into

 

the DC IN 9V

 

jack.

 

4. Route the adapter and

modular cords through the bracket’s grooves.

5.For a wall plate, plug the modular cord’s other end into the wall plate jack, then align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

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Installation

! IMPORTANT!

The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on

the nickel-cadmium(NiCd) battery indicates RadioShack is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful life, when taken out of service in the United States or Canada. The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing usedNi-Cdbatteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream, which may be illegal in your area. Please call1-800-THE-SHACK(1-800-843-7422) for information onNi-Cdbattery recycling and disposal bans/ restrictions in your area. RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources.

For direct wall mounting, align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the mounting screws

and slide the base downward to secure it. Then, plug the modular cord's other end into a telephone outlet.

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

7.Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

CONNECTING/CHARGING THEBATTERYPACK

The battery pack and the battery compartment cover are packed separately. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack, then charge it for about 15–20hours.!

1.Plug the battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment (the connector fits only one way), then place the battery pack in the compartment.

2.Apply the battery cover to the handset and slide upward. Then, using a screw driver (not supplied), tighten the screw at the bottom of the cover.

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To charge the battery pack, place the handset on the base. The CHARGE/IN USE indicator on the base lights andTotal:00 appears on the handset display.

Recharge the battery pack when Low Battery flashes on the display.

If you have trouble replacing the battery pack, take the phone to your local RadioShack for assistance. o!

Recharging the Battery Pack

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear an error tone when you press TALK/FLASH.

While holding PAGE, return the handset to the base for about 3 seconds to reset the securityaccess-protectioncode.

If the base loses power for about an hour while the handset is away from it, the security accessprotection code might be lost. To reset the code, while holding PAGE, return the handset to the base for about 3 seconds.

oWARNINGo

Dispose of the old battery pack promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury it. There is a risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

! IMPORTANT!

Be sure the battery pack is properly connected

before you try to charge it. The CHARGE/IN USE

indicator lights when the handset is on the base, even if the battery pack is not connected.

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If the battery pack becomes weak during a call, the handset beeps every 3 seconds and Low Battery flashes. When this happens, you cannot make a call until you recharge the battery pack.

If the display is blank and the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery power might be too low to light the display.)

About once a month, fully discharge the battery by keeping the handset off the base until Low Battery flashes on the display. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.

The handset loses its security access-protectioncode if the battery pack is completely discharged. While holdingPAGE, place the handset on the base to recharge the battery pack and reset the code.

Using a pencil eraser, clean the charging contacts on the handset and base about once a month.

If you are not going to use your phone for an extended period, disconnect the battery pack. This increases the battery pack’s usable life.

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The supplied battery pack should last for about a year. If the battery pack does not hold a charge for more than 2 hours after an overnight charge, replace it with a new 3.6-volt,600 mAh battery pack with a connector that fits the socket in the battery compartment. You can order a replacement battery pack through your local RadioShack store. Install the new battery pack and charge it for about15–20hours.

SETTING THERINGERTONE ANDVOLUME

You can select one of five different ringer tone/volume settings on the handset. Lift the handset and repeatedly press VOL/ orVOL/ to select the desired ringer setting. Each time you press the button, the phone rings at the selected setting and the display showsRing Type A High,

Ring Type A Low, Ring Type B High, Ring Type B Low, or Ringer Off.

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TURNINGAUTOTALK

ON/OFF

Your phone is preset so you must press TALK/FLASH when you lift the handset from the base to answer a call. With Auto Talk turned on, you can answer a call by just lifting the handset from the base. If the handset is away from the base, you can answer by pressing

TALK/FLASH, any number,/TONE/ , or#/ .

1.Lift the handset and hold down CID/MENU until the menu appears withAuto Talk selected.

2.Press SEL to change the Auto Talk setting.On orOff appears indicating the selected setting.

3.Return the handset to the base (or press END) to store the new setting.

TURNINGCALLERID/CALLWAITINGON/OFF

If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID service, you can set the phone to show Caller ID information for an incoming call even while you are using the phone.

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1.Lift the handset and hold down CID/MENU until the menu appears withAuto Talk selected.

2.Press VOL/ to move the cursor toCIDCW: (Caller ID/Call Waiting).

3.Press SEL to turn the Caller ID/Call Waiting setting on or off.On orOff appears indicating the selected setting.

4.Return the handset to the base to store the new setting.

STORINGYOURAREACODE

You can store your local area code in the phone’s memory so it will not show the area code if you receive a local call. If you need to add or store the area code for a local number, you can add it afterwards (see “Adding/Deleting the Area Code” on Page 36).Ô

1.Lift the handset and hold down CID/MENU until the menu appears withAuto Talk selected.

2.Press VOL/ twice to move the cursor toArea Code:.

Ô NOTEÔ

If an area code is already stored, it appears on the display after you hold down

CID/MENU. Press CH/ DELthree times to delete the area code. Then enter your area code.

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! IMPORTANT!

In some areas, the area code is necessary even for a local call. If you live in such an area, do not store the area code.

Ô NOTEÔ

If your phone system requires that you dial an access code (9, for example) before you dial an outside number, do not dial the access code.

3.Press SEL, then enter your threedigit area code. If you make a mistake, use theDEL/CH to erase the wrong number, then enter the correct number.

4.Press SEL to store the area code, then return the handset to the base (or pressEND) to clear the display.!

SETTING THEDIALINGMODE

Your phone is set for tone dialing. If you have pulse service, change the dialing mode. If you are not sure which type of service you have, do this test.

1.Lift the handset, press TALK/ FLASH, and listen for a dial tone.

2.Press any number other than 0.Ô

If the dial tone stops, you have touch-toneservice. If the dial tone continues, you have pulse service.

3.Press END.

Follow these steps to set the dialing mode.

1.Lift the handset then hold down CID/MENU until the menu appears withAuto Talk selected.

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2.Press VOL/ three times to move the cursor toDial:, then pressSEL to change the dialing mode setting.Tone orPulse appears, indicating the selected setting.

3.Return the handset to the base (or press END) to store the new setting.

SELECTING THELANGUAGE

You can select the language on the display from; English, French and Spanish.

1.Lift the handset and hold down CID/MENU until the menu appears withAuto Talk selected.

2.Press VOL/ four times to move the cursor toLanguage.

3.Press SEL to select fromEng (English),Fr. (French) orEsp (Spanish).

4.Return the handset to the base (or press END) to store the new setting.

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Operation

OPERATION

The handset window has plastic film on it to protect it during shipment. Carefully peel off the film before using your phone.

MAKING ANDRECEIVINGCALLS

To make a call, lift the handset and press TALK/FLASH.Talk and the current volume setting appear on the handset’s display, and theCHARGE/IN USE indicator on the base lights. Dial the number. The number appears on the handset as you dial, then the call’s elapsed time appears. To end a call, place the handset on the base or press

END.

You can also dial the number before you press TALK/FLASH. If you make a mistake, pressCH/DEL until the incorrect entry is erased, then enter the correct number. To delete the entire number, hold downCH/DEL.

When you receive a call, Incoming Call appears. To answer the call, lift the handset and pressTALK/FLASH. If Auto Talk is on, just lift the handset. If the handset is away from the base, pressTALK/FLASH, any number,/ TONE/ , or#/ .Talk appears on the handset’s display. To end a call, place the handset on the base or pressEND.

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