Radio Shack 43-3857 User Manual

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2.4GHz Cordless Phone

with Caller ID and Digital Answering Machine

43-3857

Ten Number Memory Dialing—stores ten numbers in memory for easy dialing. See “Memory Dialing” on page 13.

Long Battery Life—thesupplied battery pack (when fully charged) provides about seven hours of talk time or 14 days of standby time.

20 Channels—automaticallyselects a clear channel when you make or answer a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.See “Selecting a Different Channel” on page 13.

Headset Jack—connectsan optional headset (available at your local RadioShack store) forhands-freeconvenience.See “Headset Installation” on page 40.

Toll-Saver—letsyou avoid unnecessary charges when you call by long distance to check your messages.See “Setting the Ring Time” on page 28.

! 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 — Caution

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.

ENERGYSTAR and the ENERGYSTAR certification mark are registered US marks.

CONTENTS

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

3

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

3

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

3

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

5

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

5

Important Caller ID Information ...........

6

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

6

Mounting the Phone ..................................

6

On a Desk Top ..........................................

7

Connecting, Charging and Replacing

 

the Battery Pack .....................................

7

Setting Menu Options ................................

9

Changing the Auto Talk and CIDCW .........

9

Entering your Area Code ...........................

9

Choosing the Dial Mode ..........................

10

Setting the Language ..............................

10

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

11

Making and Receiving Calls ....................

11

Adjusting the Handset Ringer and

 

Earpiece Volume ..................................

12

Handset Ringer Tone and Volume ..........

12

Earpiece Volume .....................................

12

Temporarily Mute the Handset

 

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

12

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

12

Tone Dialing Switch-over .........................

12

Traveling Out-of-Range ............................

13

Selecting a Different Channel ..................

13

Page ........................................................

13

Flash and Call Waiting .............................

13

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

13

Storing Phone Numbers and

 

Names ..................................................

13

Steps for Entering Names and Special

 

Characters ............................................

15

If You Make a Mistake while Entering

 

a Name .................................................

16

Making Calls with Memory Dialing ..........

16

Memory Dialing from Standby Mode .......

16

Memory Dialing from Talk Mode .............

17

Chain Dialing ...........................................

17

Editing a Stored Name and/or Phone

 

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

17

Erasing a Stored Name and Phone

 

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

19

Testing Stored Emergency Numbers .......

19

One-touch Speed Dial .............................

20

Storing and Editing the Speed Dial .........

20

Making Calls with the Speed Dial ............

20

Deleting the Speed Dial ...........................

20

Caller ID ............................................

21

When the Telephone Rings .....................

21

Viewing the Caller ID Message List .........

22

Deleting Information from the Caller ID

 

List ........................................................

22

Deleting a Caller ID Message .................

23

Deleting all Caller ID

 

Names/Numbers ..................................

23

Using the Caller ID List ............................

23

Calling a Party from the Caller ID

 

List ........................................................

23

Long Distance Calls and Area Code

 

Setting/Cancellation .............................

24

Storing Caller ID Messages in Memory

 

Dialing ..................................................

24

The Integrated Answering Device ......

25

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

25

Turning the Answering System

 

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

26

Setting Up Your Answering System .........

26

Using the Menu Mode .............................

26

Setting the Time ......................................

27

Setting a Personal Security Code

 

(PIN) .....................................................

28

Setting the Ring Time ..............................

28

Selecting the Message Record Time ......

29

Setting the Message Alert Tone ..............

30

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

31

Setting Your Outgoing Message

 

(Greeting) .............................................

32

Using Your Answering System .................

34

Remote Operation ...................................

37

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

40

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

40

Headset Installation .................................

40

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

41

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

43

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

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

 

 

.CAUTION.

 

 

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

 

 

 

 

USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE. REFER

 

 

 

 

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SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NO

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exclamation symbol is intended to

 

the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage

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inform you that important operating and

 

within this product’s enclosure that might be of

 

maintenance instructions are included in

 

sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of

 

 

the literature accompanying this product.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing a RadioShack 2.4 GHz Cordless Telephone. Your telephone provides excellent clarity and range and integrates Caller ID, Caller ID on Call Waiting, and a digital answering system into one space-savingdevice. The 2.4 GHz band provides superior audio quality and extended range.

The digital answering system provides clear reliable messaging with call screening, day/time stamp, call counter, remote access and instant skip or replay messaging.

The Caller ID records each caller’s name (if available in your area), telephone number, and the date and time of the call, as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers.

IMPORTANT

INFORMATION

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

FCC STATEMENT

Your telephone compiles with Part 68 of the FCC Rules.Upon request, you must provide the phone’s FCC registration number and REN to your phone company. These numbers are on the base unit.

!IMPORTANT !

When AC power is lost, the phone loses the digital security 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 the 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.

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Ô NOTEÔ

You must not connect your telephone to:

coin-operatedsystems

most electronic key phone systems

Statement FCC

Your phone is not intended to be used with partyline systems. 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

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 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 phone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.

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.

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

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 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

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

Important Safety Instructions

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Information ID Caller Important

! IMPORTANT!

Cordless phones such as this one require AC power to operate. When the AC power is off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming 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.

Ô NOTEÔ

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.

IMPORTANT CALLER ID

INFORMATION

To use Caller ID and Caller ID on 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.

INSTALLATION

Before using your phone, carefully peel the protective film off the display. The film protects the handset window during shipment and is not necessary for use.

MOUNTING THEPHONE

You can place the phone on a desk or table. Choose a location that is: ! Ô

near an AC outlet

near a modular 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

You can try different locations to see which provides the best performance.

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IN 9V

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 online at RadioShack.com), 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. The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (RJ11W for a wall plate).

On a Desk Top

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

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

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

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the hook on the back.

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

CONNECTING, CHARGING ANDREPLACING THEBATTERYPACK

The phone comes with a rechargeable Ni-Cd(nickel-cadmium)battery pack installed in the handset, but not connected. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack. Then charge it for about 24 hours.!

1.Press down and slide off the battery pack compartment cover.

CAUTION

You must use a

!Class two power

source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 350 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the phone'sDC

jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the phone or the adapter.

! IMPORTANT!

The EPA certifiedRBRC® BatteryRecycling Sealon the nickel-cadmium(Ni-Cd)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 on NiCd battery 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.

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Installation

! 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 properly.

ÔNOTES Ô

If the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery power might be too low for the display to operate.)

If the battery pack becomes weak during a

call, the handset beeps and Low Battery flashes. When this happens, you cannot make a call on the phone until you recharge the battery pack.

If the battery pack is completely discharged or the base loses power while the handset is away from it, place the handset on the base to change the digital security code.

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.

2.Lift the battery pack out of the compartment.

3.Plug the battery pack’s

connector into the socket in the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

4. Put the battery pack in the compartment.

5. Replace the cover.

To charge the battery pack, place the handset on the base, face up. The base’s CHARGE/IN USE indicator lights.!

Recharge the battery pack when Low Battery flashes.Ô

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear error beeps. If this happens, place the handset to the base to change the digital security code.

Using a damp cloth, clean the charging contacts on the handset about once a month.

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

The supplied battery pack should last about a year. If the battery pack does not hold a charge for more than two hours after an overnight charge, replace it with a new 3.6V, 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 (or online at RadioShack.com). Install the new battery pack and charge it for about 24 hours. o

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

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SETTINGMENUOPTIONS

There are five setup options: AutoTalk, CIDCW (Caller ID on Call Waiting), Area Code, Dial Mode and Language.

AutoTalk allows you to answer the phone without pressing the TALK/FLASH button. If the phone rings when AutoTalk is on, simply remove the handset from the base and the phone automatically answers the call. If the phone rings when AutoTalk is off, you must pressTALK/FLASH to answer the call.

Changing the Auto Talk and CIDCW

1.Press and hold CID/MENU.

2.Use VOL or VOL to move the pointer to the selection that you would like to change.

Press REMOTE/SELECT to toggle betweenOn andOff.

3.Press END and return the handset to the base unit to complete the setting. The handset returns to the standby mode.

Entering your Area Code

If you enter a three-digitarea code number in theArea Code option, your local area code does not appear in Caller ID messages. Do not program this option, if your calling area requiresten-digitdialing.

When reviewing Caller ID messages, you will see only the local seven digit number. For calls received from outside your local area code, you will see a full ten-digitnumber.

1.When the phone is in the standby mode, press and hold CID/MENU.

2.Press VOL twice to selectArea Code.

3.Press REMOTE/SELECT.

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Installation

Ô NOTESÔ

Entering your Area Code

When the area code has already been stored in memory, the stored area code will be displayed. To change it, use the CH/ DELETE and number keys to enter the new area code. Then pressREMOTE/ SELECT. A confirmation tone sounds.

To complete the setting, press END or return the handset to the base unit.

Choosing the Dial Mode

Make sure your battery pack is fully charged before choosing the dialing mode.

If you are not sure of your dialing system, make a trial call. If the call connects, leave the setting as is, otherwise set for pulse dialing.

If your phone system requires pulse dialing and you need to send the standard tones for certain situations during a call, you may “switchover” to tone dialing (Refer to “Tone Dialing Switch-over” on page 12).

4.Use the number keys (0 to9) orCH/DELETE to enter thethree-digitarea code.Ô

5.Press REMOTE/SELECT. A confirmation tone sounds and the displayed area code is entered.

6.Press END or return the handset to the base unit to complete the setting. The handset returns to the standby mode.

Choosing the Dial Mode

Most phone systems use tone dialing which sends standard tones through the phone lines. However, some phone systems still use pulse dialing such as in rural areas. The default setting is tone dialing.

Depending on your dialing system, set the mode as follows: Ô

1.When the phone is in the standby mode, press and hold CID/MENU.

2.Press VOL three times to selectDial.

3.Press REMOTE/SELECT to toggle between

Tone and Pulse.

4.Press END or return the handset to the base unit to complete the setting. The handset returns to the standby mode.

Setting the Language

1.When the phone is in the standby mode, press and hold CID/MENU.

2.Press VOL four times to selectLanguage.

3.Press REMOTE/SELECT to select fromEng (English),Fr. (French) andEsp (Spanish).

4.Press END or return the handset to the base unit to complete the setting. The handset returns to the standby mode.

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