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Cat. No. 43-1099

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

ET-929

900 MHz Cordless Telephone

with Caller ID/Call Waiting ID

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack ET-929900 MHz Cordless Telephone uses advanced technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range, while its cordless operation lets you move freely around your home or office.

The ET-929’sCaller 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. And, if you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, theET-929can show you the incoming caller information, even when you are already on the phone.

Your ET-929has these features:

900 MHz Operation — Provides longer range and less interference than many other cordless phones.

Headset Jack — lets you connect an optional headset (available from your local RadioShack store) forhands-freeconvenience.

20-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store up to 20 phone numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Page — lets you send a signal from the base to the handset to page someone or to help you locate the handset if you have misplaced it.

Volume Control — so you can adjust the volume you hear through the handset.

Programmable Ringer — choose from four tone/volume settings for the handset’s ringer.

3-LineLiquid Crystal Display— lets you see who is trying to reach you before you answer the phone.

Facedown or Faceup Handset Charging — you can place the handset on the base facedown or faceup (to show the Caller ID display, for example).

Wall Mountable — you can mount theET-929on a wall to save space on your desk top.

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

Caller ID Memory — stores up to 30 Caller ID records.

COM-LOK® — ensures that other cordless phone users cannot use your phone line when the handset is on the base.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— automatically prevents other cordless phone users from using your phone line while the handset is off the base.

©1998 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

COM-LOKand RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.

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Autotalk — you can set theET-929so you can answer a call simply by lifting the handset from the base.

Tone or Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with tone or pulse (rotary) dialing and lets you switch from pulse to tone dialing for long-distance, bank-by- phone, or other special services.

Super CCT Noise-ReductionCircuitry

— provides clear telephone conversations with sound clarity comparable to that of a corded phone.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone services, such as Call Waiting.

Hearing-AidCompatibility— lets you use the ET-929 with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

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

We recommend you record your phone’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom of the base.

Serial Number: __________________

Important Caller ID Information

To use the phone’s Caller ID and Call Waiting with Caller ID features, 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

Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

 

CAUTION

!

 

 

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

 

DO NOT OPEN.

 

 

 

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NOUSER-SERVICE-ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

This symbol is intended to inform you

!that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the

literature accompanying this product.

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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 ET-929.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.

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.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

Your ET-929conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the line. We refer to this power draw as the device’sringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the bottom of the base.

If you are using more than one phone or other device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five, your phones might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

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FCC STATEMENT

Your ET-929complies with Part 68 ofFCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC registration number and the REN to your phone company. These numbers are on the bottom of the base.

Note: You must not connect your phone to any of the following:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

The ET-929complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 ofFCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your equipment might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and the radio or TV.

Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the equipment and the radio or TV.

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem still exists.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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

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On a Wall Plate .........................................................................................

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Directly On a Wall .....................................................................................

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Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ....................................................

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

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Setting the Ringer’s Tone and Volume ..........................................................

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Turning Autotalk On/Off .................................................................................

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

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Setting Caller ID with Call Waiting .................................................................

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

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Making Calls ..................................................................................................

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Answering Calls .............................................................................................

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Setting the Handset Volume ..........................................................................

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Changing the Channel ...................................................................................

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Using REDIAL ...............................................................................................

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Using FLASH .................................................................................................

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Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ............................................................

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

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

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Storing a Number and Name in Memory ................................................

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Editing or Deleting a Memory Number ....................................................

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

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

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Chain-DialingService Numbers ..............................................................

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Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ......................................................

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

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

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Reviewing Caller ID Records ........................................................................

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Caller ID Messages ................................................................................

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Dialing from a Caller ID Record .....................................................................

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Storing a Caller ID Record to Memory ..........................................................

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

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

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Care and Maintenance .......................................................................................

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

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The FCC Wants You to Know ........................................................................

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

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INSTALLATION

MOUNTING THE PHONE

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

Select a location that is:

near an 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

On a Desk

Follow these steps when you place the base on a desk or table.

1.Insert the bracket’s tabs into the base’s upper tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s clips and insert them into the clip slots.

Clip Slots

Clips

Upper Tab Slots

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: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for yourET-929.Use only the supplied adapter.

Notes:

Your telephone connects directly to a modular phone line jack. If your phone line jack is not a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself, using jacks and adapters available from your local RadioShack store. Or, you can let the telephone company update the wiring for you.

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

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

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

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

5.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the bracket.

Strain

Relief Slot

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

On a Wall Plate

1.Insert the bracket’s tabs into the base’s lower tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s clips and insert them into the clip slots.

Lower

Tab

Slots

Tabs

Clip Slots

2.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

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

4.Route the adapter’s cord through the narrow groove on the bottom of the bracket.

Narrow

Groove

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5.Plug the modular cord 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.

6.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

7.Press and lift out the handset holder, rotate it 180× , then snap it back into place.

Directly On a Wall

For this mounting method, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base.

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5/16"

1. Drill two holes 3 /16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inches (100 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

apart. Then thread a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screw into each hole,

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15/16"

 

 

 

 

letting the heads ex-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tend about 5/16 inch (8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mm) from the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Insert the bracket’s tabs into the base’s lower tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s clips and insert them into the clip slots.

Lower

Tab

Slots

Tabs

Clip Slots

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

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

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

5.Route the modular and adapter cords through the grooves on the bottom of the bracket.

8.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

Grooves

6.Align the keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide the base downward to secure it.

9.Press and lift out the handset holder, rotate it 180× , then snap it back into place.

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

7.Plug the modular cord into a modular phone line jack.

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The ET-929comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack in the handset, but not connected. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack, then charge it for about 14 hours.

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

2.Unfasten the retainer strap and 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), then replace the battery pack and fasten the retainer strap.

4.Replace the cover.

To charge the battery pack, place the handset either faceup or facedown on the base. The CHARGE indicator on the base lights.

CHARGE

Indicator

Recharge the battery pack when RECHARGE NOW andflash on the display.

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Notes:

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 (5 short beeps) when you press TALK. If this happens, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds. This resets the security accessprotection code.

If the CHARGE indicator does not light when you place the handset on the base, be sure the battery pack and AC adapter are correctly and securely connected.

Also, check the charging contacts on the handset and base. If the contacts are dirty or tarnished, clean them with a pencil eraser.

If the battery pack becomes completely discharged or the base loses power while the handset is away, the security access-protectioncode needs to be reset. To reset the code, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds. If it was the handset that lost power, leave the handset on the base to recharge the battery pack