Radio Shack TAD-728 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-728

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-728

900 MHz Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless Telephone with Caller ID/Call Waiting ID

and Digital Answering System

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-728900 MHz Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless Telephone uses advanced cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality and extended range.

The TAD (Telephone Answering Device) has about a 15-minuterecord capacity and stores all messages on a microchip. This gives you advanced capabilities overtape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can delete individual messages and save the rest. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tapes to bother with, no tape mechanisms to wear out, and no lost messages if power fails.

The remote operation feature lets you access your TAD from a touch-tonephone, and guides you through system operation with voice prompts.

Telephone Features

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

Spread Spectrum Technology — spreads the signal across several frequencies, providing additional security for your phone conversations.

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

3-LineLiquid Crystal Display withBack-Light— lets you view an entire Caller ID record on one screen.

30-Name/NumberDirectory— lets you store up to 30 telephone numbers, together with each party's name, into the directory memory. You can transfer numbers saved in the Caller ID log to the directory.

Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume you hear through the handset in four steps.

Adjustable Ringer Volume — lets you choose high or low volume for the handset ringer.

Two-WayIntercom/Paging System— lets you send a signal from the base to the handset, or from the handset to the base, so you can page someone or easily locate the handset when it is away from the base. If someone answers, you can use the TAD-728 as a two-way intercom.

Facedown or Faceup Handset Charging — you can place the handset on the base facedown or faceup.

Ample Talk and Standby Time — the supplied battery (when fully charged) provides about 4 hours of talk time or 7 days of standby time.

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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20 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call, even while talking.

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

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.

Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use either type of service, and you can easily switch from pulse to tone dialing for long-distance, bank-by-phone, or other special services.

Auto Talk/Any Key Answer — lets you set the TAD-728 so you can answer an incoming call by just lifting the handset from the base or pressing any key if the handset is off the base.

Hearing-AidCompatibility— lets you use your phone with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

Out-of-RangeSignal— lets you know when you move out of the base's operating range.

Headset Jack — lets you connect an optional headset forhands-freeconvenience.

TAD Features

Date/Time Stamp — records the day and time of each message.

Digitally-SynthesizedVoice— guides you through operation of the system.

Prerecorded Messages — gives you the option of using existing outgoing messages or recording your own.

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

Answer Only — lets you play an announcement for callers to hear, without recording their messages.

Digital Message Counter — shows the number of messages and the operating status of the TAD.

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

Programmable PIN — you can set a two-digit personal identification number (PIN) for secure remote operation.

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

Toll-Saver — lets you avoid unnecessarylong-distancecharges when you call by long distance to check your messages.

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

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

Two-WayConversation Recording— lets you record the conversation when you are talking on the TAD-728.

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

Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume of incoming message playback.

This TAD has been tested and found to comply with all applicable FCC standards and is UL listed.

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

Serial Number ____________________

IMPORTANT CALLER ID INFORMATION

To use the phone's Caller ID and Caller ID with Call Waiting features, you must be in an area where those services are available and you must subscribe to those services through your local phone company.

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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 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 you that important operating and ! maintenance instructions are included in the literature accom-

panying this product.

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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 TAD-728.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, PF appears on the display to show a power failure occurred and theTAD-728loses the securityaccess-protectioncode 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.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

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.

FCC STATEMENT

Your telephone complies with Part 68 of FCC 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.

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

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

This equipment complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of FCC 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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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.Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

4.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.

5.Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.

6.Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation, to protect it 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 not be placed in a built-ininstallation unless proper ventilation is provided.

7.This product should be operated only from the type of power source

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indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.

8.Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.

9.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of fire or electric shock.

10.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.

11.To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to a qualified serviceman when some 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 appliance is subsequently used.

12.Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

If liquid has been spilled into the product.

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

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If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls, that are covered by the operating instructions because improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.

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

If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

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

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

Installation:

1.Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

2.Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

3.Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

4.Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

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

1.Use only the required size and type battery.

2.Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.

The cell may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

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

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

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

6.Observe proper polarity orientations between the battery and battery charger.

7.Use only the required size and type AC adapter.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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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 or 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 Ringers ...........................................................................................

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Turning the Ringers On or Off .....................................................................

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Setting the Handset's Ringer Volume ........................................................

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Using Auto Talk .................................................................................................

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Setting Caller ID/Call Waiting On/Off Options ..................................................

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

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Telephone Operation ............................................................................................

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

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Out-of-RangeSignal .........................................................................................

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Adjusting the Handset Volume .........................................................................

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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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Using the Intercom ...........................................................................................

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Paging from the Base to the Handset ........................................................

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Paging from the Handset to the Base ........................................................

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Using the Directory ...........................................................................................

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Storing a Name and Number .....................................................................

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Dialing a Stored Number ............................................................................

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Editing an Entry ..........................................................................................

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Deleting an Entry .......................................................................................

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

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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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Call Waiting Options .........................................................................................

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

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Callers List .................................................................................................

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Reviewing the Callers List ..........................................................................

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Dialing Numbers Using the Callers List ......................................................

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Storing a Caller ID Record in the Directory ................................................

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

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

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Using Call Waiting Options Services .........................................................

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Call Waiting Options ..................................................................................

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TAD Operation .......................................................................................................

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Using the Handset to Control the TAD .............................................................

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

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Setting the Day and Time .................................................................................

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Selecting an Outgoing Message ......................................................................

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Recording an Outgoing Message .....................................................................

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

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

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

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Recording Telephone Conversations ...............................................................

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Using the Handset .....................................................................................

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Using the Base ..........................................................................................

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

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

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Adjusting the TAD's Volume .............................................................................

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

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Using the Toll-Saver .........................................................................................

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Setting the Remote Operation Pin ....................................................................

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Accessing the TAD Remotely ....................................................................

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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 TAD-728'sbase on a desk or table, mount it on a standard wall plate, or mount it directly on a wall. Choose 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

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: You must use a Class

!2 power source that supplies 9

volts DC and delivers at least 500 mA. Its center tip must be set to negative and its plug must fit the TAD728's DC 9V AC ADAPTER jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage theTAD-728or the adapter.

The supplied RadioShack adapter was designed specifically for your TAD-728.Use only the supplied adapter.

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.

On a Desk

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

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

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

Notes:

Your telephone connects directly to a modular phone line jack. If your phone line jack is not a modular

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