Radio Shack 43-3870 User Manual

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900MHz Cordless Phone

with Caller ID and Digital Answering System

43-3827/43-3870

10 Number Memory Dialing — stores 10 numbers in memory for easy dialing. See “Memory Dialing from Talk Mode” on Page 19.

Long Battery Life — the supplied battery pack (when fully charged) provides about 7 hours of talk time or 14 days of standby time.

20 Channels — automatically selects 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 15.

Headset Jack — connects an optional headset (available at your local RadioShack store) forhands-freeconvenience. See “Headset Installation” on Page 42.

Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary charges when you call by long distance to check your messages. See “Setting the ring time” on Page 31.

! IMPORTANT!

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SPEED

MENU

DIAL

FLASH

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

© 2003 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.

Instructions Safety Important

CONTENTS

 

Important Safety Instructions .

2

Battery Safety Instructions ...

4

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

5

Important Caller ID

 

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

5

Read This Before

 

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

6

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

7

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

7

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

7

On a Wall Plate or Wall ...

8

Connecting, Charging and

 

Replacing the Battery Pack

9

Recycling Ni-Cd

 

Batteries .......................

10

Setting Menu Options .....

11

Caller ID Options ..........

11

Choosing the Dial

 

Mode ............................

12

Setting the Language ...

13

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

13

Making and Receiving

 

Calls ................................

13

Adjusting the Handset

 

Ringer and Earpiece

 

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

14

Handset Ringer Tone and

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

14

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

14

Temporarily Mute Ringer

14

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

14

Tone Dialing Switch-over

14

Traveling Out-of-Range ...

15

Selecting a Different

 

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

15

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

15

Flash and Call Waiting ....

15

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

16

Storing Phone Numbers

 

and Names .....................

16

Steps for Entering Names

 

and Special Characters ..

17

If You Make a Mistake

 

while Entering a Name ..

18

Making Calls with Memory

 

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

19

Memory Dialing from

 

Standby Mode ..............

19

Display a Programmed

 

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

19

Memory Dialing from Talk

Mode ............................

19

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

19

Editing a Stored Name

 

and/or Phone Number ....

20

Erasing a Stored Name

 

and Phone Number ........

21

Testing Stored Emergency

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

22

(Continued)

 

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

 

 

 

!

 

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NO

 

 

 

 

 

USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE. REFER

 

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

!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.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 uninsulated 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 affix 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.

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11.Slots and openings in the telephone’s cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To protect the telephone 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.

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 serviceman when service or repair work is required. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages 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 services personnel under the following conditions:

When the power cord plug is damaged or frayed.

If liquid has been spilled into the product.

CONTENTS

 

(continued)

 

One-touchSpeed Dial ....

22

Storing and Editing the

 

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

22

Making calls with the

 

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

22

Deleting the Speed Dial ..

23

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

23

When the Telephone

 

Rings ..............................

24

Viewing the Caller ID

 

Message List ..................

25

Deleting Information from

 

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

25

Deleting a Caller ID

 

Message ......................

25

Deleting all Caller ID

 

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

26

Using the Caller ID List ... 26

Calling a Party from the

 

Caller ID List ................

26

Long Distance Calls and

 

Area Code Setting/

 

Cancellation .................

26

Dial Edit ........................

26

Storing Caller ID

 

Messages in Memory

 

dialing ...........................

27

The Integrated Answering

 

Device ................................

27

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

28

Turning the Answering

 

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

28

Setting up Your Answering

 

System ............................

29

Using the Menu Mode ..

29

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

29

Setting a Personal

 

Security Code (PIN) .....

30

Setting the ring time .....

31

Selecting the message

 

record time ...................

32

Setting the Message Alert

tone ..............................

33

Selecting the Language . 34

Setting Your Outgoing

 

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

34

Using Your Answering

 

System ............................

36

Additional Information ........

42

Installing the optional

 

Beltclip ............................

42

Headset Installation ........

42

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

43

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

45

Important Information .........

45

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

46

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

47

Important Safety Instructions

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Instructions Safety Battery

" CAUTION"

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR INJURY, READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

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

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.

18.Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions because improper adjustments of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.

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

20.If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

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

22.Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak while in the vicinity of the leak.

BATTERY SAFETY

INSTRUCTIONS

Use only the appropriate type and size battery

pack specified in the instruction manual provided for this product. "

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

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

Exercise care in handing the battery pack in order not to short it with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.

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

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

SAVE THESE

INSTRUCTIONS

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing a RadioShack 900 MHz Cordless Telephone. Your telephone provides excellent clarity and range and integrates Caller ID, Call Waiting ID, and a digital answering system into one space-savingdevice. The 900 MHz band provides less interference, clearer sound, and greater range than 46/49 MHz cordless telephones.

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 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:

! 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.

When AC power is lost, the phone loses the security access-protectioncode connection between the base and the handset. When power is restored, put the handset on the base briefly to restore this connection.

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Information ID Caller Important

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.

READTHISBEFOREINSTALLATION

We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations and you can connect it to most phone lines. However, each device that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the phone’s ringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of your phone.

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

The digital answering system stores up to 11 minutes of messages on a computer chip and records each message’s day and time. This gives you advanced capabilities over tape-basedanswering machines:

You can delete individual messages and save the rest.

There are no tapes to bother with and no tape mechanisms to wear out.

The remote operation feature lets you operate your answering system from a touch-tonephone (or from a rotary phone with a pocket tone dialer).

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INSTALLATION

MOUNTING THEPHONE

You can place the phone on a desk or table, mount it on a standard wall plate, or directly on a wall. 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. "

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.

DC IN 9V

TEL LINE

" CAUTION"

You must use a

!Class 2 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'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.

ÔNOTE 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.

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Installation

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 strain relief slot on the base’s bottom.

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

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 base. Drill two holes 315/16 inches apart. Thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about1/8 inch.

1.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.

2. Insert the

DC IN 9V

TEL LINE

supplied AC

 

 

 

adapter’s barrel

 

 

plug into the DC

 

 

IN 9V jack.

 

 

3. Route the adapter and modular cords through the base’s grooves.

4.For a wall plate,

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

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For direct wall mounting, align the base’s keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide the base downward to secure it.

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

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 up on the latch and lift the battery pack compartment cover.

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 or down. The base’s CHARGE/IN USE indicator lights. !

Recharge the battery pack when Low Battery flashes.Ô

! 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.

ÔNOTE 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 security access-protectioncode. If it was the handset that lost power, recharge the battery pack.

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Installation

oWARNINGo

Dispose of the old battery pack promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury it (see “Battery Safety Instructions” on Page 4 for additional information on proper battery handling).

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, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds to change the security access-protectioncode.

Using a pencil eraser, clean the charging contacts on the handset and the base 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 2 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.

Recycling Ni-CdBatteries.

The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on thenickel-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 used Ni-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

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