Radio Shack TAD-733 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-733

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-733

900 MHz Digital Spread Spectrum

Cordless Telephone and

Answering System

with Headset Jack

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-733900 MHz Digital Spread Spectrum Cordless Telephone and Answering System uses advanced cordless telephone technology to give you superior audio quality. Its cordless operation lets you move freely around your home or office.

The TAD-733stores12-minutesof messages on a computer chip. This gives you better performance thantape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can delete an individual message while saving the rest. Because your TAD is fully digital, there are no tapes to bother with and no tape mechanisms to wear out.

You can operate the TAD-733remotely from atouch-tonephone, even if it is not turned on.

TAD FEATURES

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

Two User Mailboxes and a Message Center — stores messages, each up to 60 seconds long (for a total of up to 12 minutes or 62 messages) in one of the user mailboxes or in the general message center.

Pre-RecordedMessage— gives you the option of using the TAD-733’s existing outgoing message or recording your own (up to 60 seconds long).

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

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.

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

Programmable Remote Operation Security Code — you can set a two-digit security code for 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.

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

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

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

© 1999 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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TELEPHONE FEATURES

900 MHz Operation — provides better sound and less interference than many other cordless phones.

Digital Spread Spectrum — provides the longest range and the utmost in security. Frequencies are constantly changing across the entire 900 MHz band, making it difficult for anyone to monitor your calls on scanners.

20 Channels — scans the frequency pairs used between the base and the handset and automatically selects a clear channel each time you make or receive a call.

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

Any-Key Answer — lets you press any key on the handset to answer an incoming call.

Security Access-ProtectionCode— helps prevent other cordless phones from using your phone line while the handset is off the base.

Page — lets you send a paging signal from the base to the handset to page someone or locate the handset when it is away from the base.

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

Hearing Aid Compatible — lets you use this telephone with hearing aids that have a T (telephone) switch.

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

WARNING: To reduce the risk of 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 accom-

panying this product.

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Important: Cordless phones such as this one require AC power to operate. When AC power is off, you cannot dial out or receive incoming calls using yourTAD-733.For this reason, theTAD-733should not be your only telephone. To be safe, you should also have a phone that does not require AC power to operate (not a cordless phone) so you can still make and receive calls if there is an AC power failure.

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD-733complies 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 label on the back of the base.

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

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

most electronic key phone systems

Your TAD-733conforms to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device you connect to the telephone line draws power from the telephone line. We refer to this power draw as the device’sringer equivalence number, or REN. The REN is on the label on the back 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 phone might not ring and your answering system might not answer. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device from the line.

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Note: Your telephone operates on standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though the securityaccess-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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Selecting a Location ...........................................................................................

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Installing the Handset’s Antenna ........................................................................

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Installing the Phone ............................................................................................

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

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

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

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Setting the Dialing Mode and Ringers ..............................................................

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Dialing Mode ..............................................................................................

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Ringers ......................................................................................................

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Number of Rings ........................................................................................

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Setting The Ringer’s Volume .....................................................................

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Checking/Setting the Ringer Tone .............................................................

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

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With the Handset .......................................................................................

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With the Base ............................................................................................

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

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

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Setting the Handset’s Volume ..........................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Using Page .......................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Using an Optional Headset ..............................................................................

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Removing the Belt Clip .....................................................................................

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

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

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Using the Mailboxes .........................................................................................

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

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Deleting an Outgoing Message ........................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Using Remote

 

Answer-On ..............................................................................................................

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

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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

SELECTING A LOCATION

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

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.

Cautions:

You must use a Class 2

!power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least

800 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the TAD-733'sDC 9V jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage theTAD-733or the adapter.

Always connect the AC adapter to the TAD-733before you connect it to AC power. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from AC power before you disconnect it from theTAD-733.

INSTALLING

THE

HANDSET’S

ANTENNA

Screw the antenna into the hole at the top of the handset.

INSTALLING THE PHONE

On a Desk Top

1.Remove the mounting bracket by holding in both tabs and gently pulling out the wide end of the bracket.

2.Plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the telephone 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 9V jack on the back of the base.

5.Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief slot on the back of the base.

7.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet. The TAD-733beeps and00 appears.

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

On a Wall Plate

1.Follow Steps 1–4under “On a Desk Top” on Page 7.

2.Route the modular cord through the left groove on the bottom of the base and the adapter cord through the groove below the strain relief slot.

Strain

Relief

Slot

6.Insert the tabs on the narrow end of the bracket into the inner pair of slots near the bottom of the base and snap the tabs at the wide end of the bracket into place.

Strain

Relief

Slot

3.Route the end of the modular cord through the hole in the bracket, and insert the tabs on the narrow end of the bracket into the inner pair of slots near the top of the base.

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4.Snap the tabs at the wide end of the bracket into place.

5.Plug the modular cord into the wall plate jack. Align the base’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base downward to secure it.

6.Plug the AC adapter into a standard AC outlet. The TAD-733beeps and00 appears.

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

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE HANDSET BATTERY PACK

The TAD-733comes with a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack in the handset but not connected. Before using your phone, you must connect the battery pack and then charge it for about 15 hours.

1.Press down and slide off the battery compartment cover.

2.Lift the battery pack out of the compartment, and plug its connector into the socket inside the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

3.Put the battery pack in the compartment and replace the cover.

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4.To charge the battery pack, place the handset on the base. The IN USE indicator flashes for 1 second and the CHARGE indicator automatically lights after 4 seconds.

IN USE

Indicator

CHARGE

Indicator

Recharge the battery pack when the LOW BATT indicator on the handset flashes.

LOW BATT

Indicator

Notes:

You can place the handset on the base facedown or faceup without removing the belt clip. If you want to use the hanging hole on the back of the handset to place the handset on the wall-mountedbase faceup, remove the belt clip (see “Removing the Belt Clip” on Page 18).

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.

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear 3 short beeps when you press TALK. If this happens, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds. This resets the securityaccess-protectioncode.

About once a month, fully discharge the battery pack by keeping the handset off the base until the LOW BATT indicator lights. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.

If the LOW BATT indicator does not light, but the phone does not work, recharge the battery pack. (The battery pack charge might be too low to light the indicator.)

If the battery pack becomes weak during a call, you hear 3 beeps and the LOW BATT indicator flashes. End the call as soon as conveniently possible, and recharge the battery pack before using the phone again.

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