Radio Shack TAD-704 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-704

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-704

16-MinuteDigital Telephone Answering

System with 68-MemoryCaller ID

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-70416-MinuteDigital Telephone Answering System with68-MemoryCaller ID is a combinationhigh-qualityfully-digitalanswering system and Caller ID. TheTAD-704prevents you from missing incoming calls and messages. Fully digital means theTAD-704stores all messages on a computer chip — there are no tape mechanism to wear out and no tapes to bother with. This gives you capabilities thattape-basedanswering machine do not have. For example, you can listen quickly from message to message without listening to all of them.

The TAD-704also shows the caller's telephone number (and name, if available in your area) and the current date and time, as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers. It saves up to 68 Caller ID records that you can review and call back.

TAD FEATURES

Dual Outgoing Messages — let you record two outgoing messages of up to about 32 seconds each: one for when you want callers to leave a message, the other for when you want to play an announcement without recording callers' messages.

Voice Date/Time Stamp — records the day and time each message was recorded.

Two-WayRecording— lets you record both sides of your phone conversation.

Memo Recording — lets you leave messages for yourself or others.

Adjustable Ring Number — lets you set the TAD to answer after two, four, or seven rings.

Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessary toll charges when you call by longdistance to check your messages.

Remote Operation — lets you use a touch-tone phone (or rotary phone and pocket tone dialer) to operate the TAD and Caller ID while you are away from your home or office.

Phone Pick-UpDetection— stops recording when you pick up any phone on the same line as the TAD.

Call Breakthrough (CBT) with Programmable Code — alerts you to an important call when the caller enters a preset code during the outgoing message.

Call Screen — lets you listen as a caller leaves a message so you can decide whether or not to answer the call.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — lets you set your own security code for remote operation.

Remote Answer-On — lets you turn on the TAD from a remote location even when it is not set to answer calls.

Room Monitor — lets you listen from a remote phone to the room where the TAD is installed.

Memory Backup — protects messages stored in memory in case of a power failure.

CALLER ID FEATURES

3-Line Display — lets you view an entire Caller ID record on one screen.

Caller ID Memory — stores up to 68 Caller ID records with name and number or name only, depending on the information your phone company provides.

VIP Call List — lets you save up to 10 caller ID records in a VIP list. Then, when any of those callers call, the system sounds a distinctive tone.

Call Summary — displays the number of calls you received.

New Call Indicator — lets you see at a glance that you have new calls.

Review Scrolling — lets you easily scroll through all records in Caller ID memory.

Dialing Option — lets you select the usable dialing number from the Caller ID record to match the different telephone systems.

Callback — lets you dial the phone number in a Caller ID record with the touch of a button.

Message Waiting — lets you know that you have received a voice mail message (if you subscribe to a message waiting service from your local telephone company).

Contrast Control — lets you adjust the display contrast for the best readability.

Your TAD-704is ETL listed to UL standards and meets all applicable FCC standards.

IMPORTANT CALLER ID INFORMATION:

To use this TAD-704'sCaller ID, you must be in an area where Caller ID service is available, and you must subscribe to the service.

Where Caller ID is offered, one or more of the following options are generally available:

caller's number only

caller's name only

caller's name and number

For the TAD's Caller ID memory dial feature to operate, you must receive the caller's number.

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

CAUTION

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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

!maintenance instructions are

included in the literature accom- panying this product.you that important operating and

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your TAD-704to 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 theTAD-704'sringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of yourTAD-704.

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If you use more than one TAD-704or other device on the line, add up all the RENs. If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), yourTAD-704might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove one of the devices from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD-704complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC registration number and REN to your telephone company. These numbers are on the bottom of the TAD.

You must not connect your TAD-704to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

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CONTENTS

 

Preparation ..............................................................................................................

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Connecting the Tad ............................................................................................

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Installing a Backup Battery .................................................................................

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Setting the Display Contrast ...............................................................................

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Setting the Long Distance Code .........................................................................

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Setting the Area Code ........................................................................................

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Setting the Day, Time and Date ..........................................................................

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Setting the Number of Rings ..............................................................................

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TAD OPERATION ...................................................................................................

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Recording the Outgoing Messages ..................................................................

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Checking the Outgoing Messages ...................................................................

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Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ......................................................................

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Incoming Message Recording ..........................................................................

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Playing Messages ............................................................................................

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Recording a Memo ...........................................................................................

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Recording a Conversation ................................................................................

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Deleting Messages ...........................................................................................

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Screening Calls ................................................................................................

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Using Call Breakthrough ..................................................................................

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Changing the Remote Operation Security Code ..............................................

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

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Using Remote Commands ...............................................................................

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Using the Toll-saver ..........................................................................................

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

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

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

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Deleting Call Records .......................................................................................

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Using VIP Calls ................................................................................................

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Using Callback .................................................................................................

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

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Resetting the TAD ............................................................................................

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Care And Maintenance .........................................................................................

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

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

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PREPARATION

Select a location for the TAD-704that is near a modular telephone line jack and an AC outlet, and is not in the way of normal activities.

CONNECTING THE TAD

Notes:

Your TAD-704connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your phone line jack is not a modular jack, you can update the wiring yourself, using jacks and adapters available at your local RadioShack store. Or, you can let the phone company update the wiring for you.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C.

Follow these steps to connect your TAD to the telephone line and phone.

1.Unplug the telephone's modular cord from the modular phone line jack and plug it into the PHONE jack on the back of the TAD.

2.Plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the LINE jack on the back of the TAD.

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

4.Insert the supplied AC adapter's barrel plug into the AC 9V 400 mA jack on the back of the TAD.

Cautions:

You must use a Class 2

!power source that supplies

9V AC and delivers at least

400 mA. Its plug must fit the TAD704's AC 9V 400 mA jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage theTAD-704or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the TAD-704before you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from theTAD-704.

5.Plug the other end of the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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When you first connect power, the TAD beeps once, MEMORY TEST appears, and the message counter counts up from0 to22. Then the TAD beeps.0 CALL 0 MESSAGE appears.OGM1 and

OGM2 flash to indicate that no outgoing messages are recorded.

2.Snap the battery's contacts firmly to the battery connector and place the battery in the compartment.

INSTALLING A BACKUP BATTERY

Notes:

If the AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, a 9V backup battery (not supplied) saves the messages, time and day settings, and CBT and remote operation security codes. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend you use a RadioShack alkaline battery.

If the AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, the TAD can receive Caller ID records. However, the TAD cannot operate on backup battery power alone.

Caution: Always use a fresh battery of the required size and recommend type.

1.Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw on the battery compartment cover, then remove the cover.

3.Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.

Replace the battery when appears.

Warning: Dispose of the old battery promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury it.

Cautions:

Before you replace the battery, be sure the TAD is properly connected to AC power. Otherwise, you might lose any stored information.

Disconnect the telephone line cord before replacing the battery to reduce the risk of fire or injury. Use only a 9 Volt alkaline or super heavy duty battery.

Always remove old an or weak battery. A battery can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

SETTING THE DISPLAY CONTRAST

1.Hold down STOP until the TAD beeps once.7 andLCD CONTRAST appear.7 flashes.

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2.Repeatedly press REPEAT to select the desired display contrast settings.

Note: TheTAD-704provides ten(09)display contrast settings.

3.Press CALLBACK to lock in the setting.

4.Press STOP to return to the time display.

SETTING THE LONG DISTANCE CODE

Note: If you do not complete each step within 8 seconds, the TAD exits setup. Start again at Step 1.

1.Hold down STOP until the TAD beeps once.

2.Press CALLBACK once.1 andSET LDS CODE appear.1 flashes.

3.Repeatedly press REPEAT to set the long distance code to1,9, or0.

4.Press CALLBACK then pressSTOP to return to the time display.

SETTING THE AREA CODE

Note: If you do not complete each step within 8 seconds, the TAD exits setup. Start again at Step 1.

1.Hold down STOP until the TAD beeps once.

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2.Press CALLBACK twice.000 andSET AREA CODE appear. The first0 flashes.

3.Repeatedly press REPEAT until the first digit of your area code appears, then pressSKIP to the second digit. The second0 flashes.

Note: If you make a mistake, repeatedly pressSKIP until the desired digit flashes thenre-enterthe code.

4.Repeat Step 3 to set the second and third digits of your area code.

5.Press CALLBACK then pressSTOP to return to the time display.

SETTING THE DAY, TIME AND DATE

To avoid losing the day and time settings if AC power fails, we recommend you install a backup battery before you set the day and time (see “Installing a Backup Battery” on Page 7).

Follow these steps so the TAD can record the correct day and time each message and memo is recorded.

Note: If you do not complete each step within 8 seconds, the TAD exits setup. Start again at Step 1.

1.Hold down STOP until the TAD beeps once.

2.Repeatedly press CALLBACK untilSUNDAY appears.

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3.Repeatedly press REPEAT to selectAM orPM hour.

4.Press SKIP. The hour digit flashes.

5.Repeatedly press REPEAT to set the correct hour.

6.Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to set the minute, month, date, and the day of the week.

7.Press CALLBACK then pressSTOP to return to the time display.

SETTING THE NUMBER

OF RINGS

Set the ring select switch to 2,4,7, orTS to set how long the TAD waits before it answers a call (2 rings, 4 rings, 7 rings ortoll-saver).

If you plan to check your messages by long distance, set the ring select switch to TS.

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TAD OPERATION

RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGES

Before the TAD-704can answer calls and record messages, you must record an outgoing message (OGM). The TAD704 lets you record two separate messages, and it operates differently based on which message you select.

OGM 1 — After playing your outgoing message, the TAD records the caller's message.

OGM 2 (announce-only)— The TAD plays your outgoing message, but does not record a message.

Notes:

The maximum length for each outgoing message is 32 seconds. As you record, the message counter shows the recording time.

If you plan to use the TAD's announce-onlyfeature, OGM 2 should clearly state that the caller cannot leave a message.

Note: As soon as the TAD beeps, releaseOGM1 (orOGM2) quickly. Otherwise, the TAD records a “pop” sound at the beginning of the outgoing message.

2.Speak your message from about 8 inches in front of the TAD.

3.When you finish, press STOP. The TAD beeps and plays back the outgoing message.

CHECKING THE OUTGOING MESSAGES

To check an outgoing message, press its button (OGM1 or OGM2). OGM1 PLAYING (orOGM2 PLAYING) appears and the message plays.

If no outgoing message is recorded when you press OGM1 orOGM2, the TAD announces “You have no announcement one” (or “two”) and sounds four beeps.

OGM1 orOGM2 on the display stops flashing to indicate OGM1 or OGM2 is recorded.

Follow these steps to record an outgoing message.

1.To record the OGM 1 (or OGM 2) message, hold down OGM1 (orOGM2) until the TAD beeps and the timer starts counting.OGM1 RECORDING (orOGM2 RECORDING) appears.

SETTING THE TAD TO ANSWER CALLS

To turn on the TAD and set it to answer calls and record messages, press ANSWER once. The TAD says “Answer on”, and beeps once.ANS ON appears, then the TAD plays the outgoing message and showsOGM1 PLAYING briefly.

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