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43-5829

2.4 GHzMulti-HandsetExpandable Cordless Telephone with Digital Answerer

Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up and using your new product

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Contents

Contents

Features

7

Introduction

8

Important Information

10

FCC Statement

10

Surge Protection

13

Important Safety Instructions

14

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Important Caller ID Information

15

Read This Before Installation

15

Controls & Functions

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Installation

18

Selecting a Location

18

Connecting the phone base

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Installing the Charging Cradle

21

On a Wall Plate or Wall

21

Connecting/Charging the Battery Pack

23

Notes on Recharging

24

Installing a Belt Clip

25

Using a Headset

25

Using the Interface

27

Reading the Display

27

The Standby Screen

28

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Using the Four-wayFunction Key

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Using the Handset Menus

29

Entering Text from Your Handset

30

Basic Setup

32

Changing the Dial Mode

32

Selecting a Language

32

Setting the Day and Time

33

Activating Caller ID on Call Waiting and Call

 

Waiting Deluxe

34

Activating Personal Ring

35

Activating the Key Touch Tone

35

Adding Accessory Handsets

36

Four Multi-HandsetExpandability

36

Registering Accessory Handsets

36

Resetting Handsets

37

Setting Up the Phonebook

38

Creating Phonebook Entries

38

Finding a Phonebook Entry

41

Editing an Existing Phonebook Entry

41

Storing Caller ID or Redial Numbers in the

 

Phonebook

42

Deleting Phonebook Entries

42

Copying Phonebook Entries to Another Handset 43

Programming Base Speed Dial

 

Numbers

45

Deleting Base Speed Dial Numbers

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Customizing Your Phone

46

Changing the Handset Banner

46

Selecting a Ring Tone (Handset Only)

47

Activating AutoTalk (Handset only)

48

Activating Any Key Answer (Handset only)

48

Using Your Phone

49

Making a call

49

Answering a call

50

Hanging up

51

Making a Call from the Phonebook

51

Making a Call with Handset Speed Dial

52

Making a Call with Base Speed

52

Switching to the Handset Speakerphone

 

During a Call

52

Using Caller ID and Call Waiting

53

Using the Caller ID List

53

Making a Call from a Caller ID Record

54

Deleting Caller ID Numbers

54

Using Call Waiting

55

Using Call Waiting Deluxe

55

Redialing a Number

56

Deleting a Redial Record

57

Adjusting the Ringer, Earpiece and

 

Speaker Volume

58

Adjusting the Audio Tone

59

Using the Clarity Boost Feature

59

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Finding a Lost Handset

60

Using Hold, Conference and Transfer 61

Placing a Call on Hold

61

Transferring a Call

62

Answering a Transferred Call

63

Using Special Features

64

Do Not Disturb (All Calls)

64

Muting the Ringer (One Call Only)

64

Muting the Microphone

65

Privacy Mode

65

Seven-DigitDialing

66

Using the DirectLink™ Communication Feature

67

Using the Intercom

68

Answering an Intercom Page

69

Room/Baby Monitor

70

Tone Dialing Switch Over

71

Traveling Out of Range

72

Setting Up the Answering System

73

Features

73

Using the Answering System Interface

74

Selecting the Language

76

Setting the Number of Rings

77

Setting the Day & Time

78

Recording a Personal Greeting

80

Selecting a Greeting

81

Deleting Your Personal Greeting

82

Setting the Record Time (or Announce Only)

82

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Activating the Message Alert

84

Activating Call Screening

85

Setting a Security Code or Personal Identification

 

Number (PIN)

86

Using the Answering System

87

Turning Your Answering System On and Off

87

Reviewing Messages

89

Screening Calls

91

Recording a Conversation

92

Recording a Voice Memo

94

Turning Off the Message Alert Tone

96

Operating the Answering System

 

While You Are Away from Home

97

Troubleshooting

99

Glossary

104

Index

106

Care

118

Service and Repair

118

Appendix: Handset-Base

 

Registration

109

Limited One-YearWarranty

111

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The Basics

Features

Convenient Extension Placement — lets you place accessory handsets (up to four total) anywhere you have an AC outlet, regardless of phone jack location.

Call Waiting/Caller ID — lets you answer a call even when you’re on the phone and see who’s calling before you answer.

Speakerphone — lets you conduct ahands-freeconversation using the handset and base speaker.

Phone Pick-UpDetection— stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same line as the answering system, and resets to answer the next call.

Message Alert — beeps when you have new incoming message.

Call Screening — lets you listen as a caller leaves a message.

Memo Recording — lets you leave messages for yourself or others in your home or office, or record your phone conversations.

Handset Remote Operation — lets you listen to your incoming messages from the handset.

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing your RadioShack 2.4 GHz Multi-HandsetExpandable Cordless Telephone. Unlike other conventional cordless telephones, your telephone supports up to four handsets on a single telephone line. You can add a handset to any room in your home or office that has an AC outlet. No more running around the house to answer the phone! You can transfer outside calls to other handsets. 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.

The digital answering system stores up to 12 minutes of messages on a computer chip and records day and time information for each message. 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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Cordless phones require AC power to NOTE operate. When the power is off, you

cannot make or receive calls by using your phone. We recommend you to also have a mobile phone so you can still make and receive calls in the event of an AC power failure.

IMPORTANT

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.

As an Energy Star® Partner, RadioShack Corporation has determined that this product meets the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency. Energy Star® is a U.S. registered mark.

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Important Information

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

FCC Statement

This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the ACTA. On the base of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, a product identifier in

the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If requested, this number must be provided to the telephone

company. 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.

You must not connect your phone to

NOTES

coin-operatedsystems

• most electronic key telephone systems

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The Basics

The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company. For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is part of the product identifier that has the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on the label.

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.

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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.

To insure the safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio frequency energy various products may produce depending on their intended usage. This product has been tested and found to comply with the FCC’s exposure criteria. The FCC RF exposure guidelines were also met when used with the RadioShack accessories supplied or designed for this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines and should be avoided.

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Surge Protection

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.

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

 

CAUTION

 

 

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK.

 

 

!

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

 

 

NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

 

SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

 

 

SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

 

 

 

 

 

The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence

 

!

The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that

of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s

 

important operating and maintenance instructions are

enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute

 

included in the literature accompanying this product.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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

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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 and Caller ID, the system can show you the incoming caller

information, even when you are already talking on the phone.

Read This Before Installation

We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations when 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.

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Controls & Functions

Handset

1.

Handset Antenna

13.

*/TONE/< key

2.

Headset Jack Cover

14.

INTCM/XFER key

3.

Belt clip hole

15.

SELECT/

key

4.

Speakerphone Speaker

16.

(select/messages)

 

and Ringer

 

key (up)

 

5.

Handset Battery

17.

 

key (end call)

 

 

 

Compartment

18.

 

key (caller ID)

6.

New Message LED

19.

 

key (down)

7.

Handset Earpiece

20.

#/> key (pound)

8.

LCD Display

21.

SPEAKER key (speaker)

9.

MENU/CLEAR key

22.

Handset Microphone

10.

REDIAL/PAUSE key

23.

Handset Charging

11.

/FLASH key (talk/flash)

 

Contacts

 

12.

key (phonebook)

 

 

 

 

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1.CHARGE LED

2.Base charging contacts

3.Base speaker

4.GREET key (record greeting)

5.SET key

6.MENU/CLOCK key

7.key (delete)

8./select key (repeat/ select)

9.Message counter LED

10.on/off key (answering system on/off)

11./select key (skip/ select)

12.key (play/stop)

13.Base antenna

14./ key (volume up/down for speaker/ ringer)

15.IN USE LED

16.MEMO/CALL REC key

17.HOLD/INTCOM/XFER key (hold/intercom/ transfer)

18.MUTE/PAGE key (mute/

find handset)

19.DND key (do not disturb)

20.*/TONE key

21.# key (pound)

22.SPEAKER key

23.FLASH key

24.REDIAL/PAUSE key

25.MEMORY key

26.TEL LINE phone jack

27.DC IN 9V power jack

28.Base microphone

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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.

Selecting a Location

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

• If your home has specially wired alarm NOTES 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 location of the base affects the handset’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see whichprovides the best performance.

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The handset antenna is located on the back, above the ringer speaker. For maximum communication range, do not hold the handset in such a way as to cover the antenna by your hand. Also, place the handset in the upright position while not in use so the antenna can pick up the signals from the base.

When there is an obstacle such as a metal or concrete wall between the handset and the base, the operation might be affected. Try to keep it free from obstructions.

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.

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

plate jack).

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Connecting the phone base

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

2.Plug the other end of the modular

cord 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.

TEL LINE DC IN 9V

TEL LINE DC IN 9V

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

CAUTION: You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 350 mA (for the base)/210 mA (for the charger). 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.

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