Radio Shack TAD-729 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-729A

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-729

900 MHz Digital Caller ID Call Waiting

Cordless Speakerphone

with Digital Answerer

FEATURES

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.

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!maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

Your RadioShack TAD-729900 MHz Dual Keypad Cordless Speakerphone Digital Answering System combines a 900 MHz digital cordless telephone unit and a digital TAD (Telephone Answering Device).

The 900 MHz band means less interference, clearer sound, and greater range than 46/49 MHz cordless telephones. The Caller 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, the TAD-729can show you the incoming caller information, even when you are already on the phone.

The TAD stores up to 12 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.

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All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a trademark used by RadioShack Corporation.

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TELEPHONE FEATURES

30-NumberMemory Dialing— lets you store 30 numbers in memory (20 in the handset, 10 in the base) for easy dialing.

Dual Keypad — a full set of keys on both the handset and base let you use either keypad to make and answer calls or program the phone’s features.

Headset Jack — lets you connect an optional headset for handsfree convenience.

Volume Controls — let you adjust the volume you hear through the handset and speakerphone.

Ringer Volume Control — lets you select from four ringer tone/volume settings on the handset.

Caller ID Memory — stores up to 50 Caller ID records.

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

Two-WayIntercom/Paging System— lets you send a signal from the base to the handset, or from the handset to the base, to page someone or locate the handset when it is away from the base. If someone answers, you can use the TAD-729 as an intercom.

30 Channels — automatically selects a clear channel when you make or answer a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— helps prevent other cordless phone users from using your phone line.

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

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.

Redial — lets you quickly redial any of the last three numbers dialed on the handset. You can also redial the last number you dialed on the base.

Auto Talk — you can set the phone so you can answer a call simply by lifting the handset from the base.

Any Key Answer — you can set the phone so you can press any key to answer a call when the handset is away from the base.

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

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

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Wall Mountable — you can mount theTAD-729on the wall to save space on your desk top.

TAD FEATURES

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

Remote Operation — lets you operate your TAD from atouch-tonephone (or from a rotary phone with a pocket tone dialer).

Two Prerecorded Messages — gives you the option of using one of two prerecorded outgoing messages or recording your own.

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

Message Counter — shows the number of messages the TAD has recorded.

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

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

Memo Recording — lets you leave messages for yourself or others in your home or office. You can also record your phone conversation.

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.

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

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

Digital Volume Control — lets you precisely adjust the speakerphone and message playback.

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.

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

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device that you connect to the phone line draws power from the phone line. We refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer 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 (three in rural areas), your phones might not ring. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD-729complies 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.

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

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

Note: Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though the security ac-cess-protectioncode prevents unauthorized use of your phone line, it is possible for other radio units operating on similar frequencies within a certain area to unintentionally intercept your conversations and/or cause interference. This lack of privacy can occur with any cordless phone.

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CONTENTS

 

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

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

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

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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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Turning the Base’s Ringer Off and On ..............................................................

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Setting the Ringer Tone/Volume .......................................................................

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

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Setting the Day/Time ........................................................................................

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Setting Auto Talk ...............................................................................................

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Turning Call Waiting/Caller ID On/Off ...............................................................

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

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

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Making and Receiving a Call ............................................................................

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

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Using the Speakerphone ...........................................................................

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

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Selecting the Channel ......................................................................................

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Using Mute .......................................................................................................

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Switching Between the Handset and Speakerphone .......................................

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Using Both the Handset and Speakerphone ....................................................

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Using Flash .......................................................................................................

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Using Redial .....................................................................................................

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

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Using Page/Intercom ........................................................................................

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Transferring a Call Between the Handset and Base .........................................

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

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

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Storing a Number in Memory ............................................................................

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In the Handset ............................................................................................

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In the Base .................................................................................................

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Editing or Deleting a Number in the Handset’s Memory ...................................

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

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Reviewing Memory Numbers (Handset Only) ..................................................

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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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Caller ID Operation (Handset Only) .....................................................................

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

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

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Dialing Numbers 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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TAD Operation .......................................................................................................

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Selecting the Outgoing Message .....................................................................

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Recording/Deleting an Outgoing Message .......................................................

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

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

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

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Recording Incoming Messages ........................................................................

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

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

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

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Adjusting the TAD’s Volume .............................................................................

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

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Setting the Remote Operation PIN ...................................................................

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

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

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

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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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PREPARATION

MOUNTING THE PHONE

You can place the TAD-729’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 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

The base’s location affects the phone’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which provides the best performance.

Caution: The supplied RadioShack adapter was designed specifically for yourTAD-729.Use only the supplied adapter.

Notes:

Your telephone connects 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 (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 back of the base.

2.Plug the modular cord’s other end into a modular telephone line jack.

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 strain relief slot on the bottom of the base.

5.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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

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On a Wall Plate or Wall

1.Insert the two tabs at the top of the narrow end of the supplied bracket into the base’s upper tab slots as shown, then press down on the bracket’s latches and insert them into the lower slots.

2.Plug one end of the supplied short modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base as in Step 1 of “On a Desk Top” on Page 8.

3.Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack as in Step 3 of “On a Desk Top” on Page 8.

4.Route the adapter and modular cords through the grooves on the bracket.

5.Plug the modular cord’s other end 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, flip it over as shown, then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

Handset Holder

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

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Note: To mount the TAD directly on a wall, you need two screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on the bottom of the base. Follow the steps under “On a Wall Plate or Wall” on Page 9, then apply these additional instructions for placement on a wall.

1. Drill two holes 315/16 inches (100 mm) apart. Then thread a screw into each hole, letting the heads extend about5/16 inch (8 mm) from the wall.

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

3.Align the bracket’s keyhole slots with the mounting screws and slide the base downward to secure it.

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The TAD-729comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery 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 down and slide off the battery pack compartment cover.

2.Lift the battery pack out of the compartment. Plug the battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

3.Put the battery pack in the compartment.

4.Replace the cover.

To charge the battery pack, simply place the handset on the base, facing either up or down. The CHARGE/IN USE indicator on the base lights.

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