Radio Shack TAD-794 User Manual

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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 yourTAD-794.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.

Important Caller ID Information

To use the TAD-794’sCaller 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

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

Serial Number: __________________

©1998 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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

Cat. No. 43-794

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD -794

900 MHz Caller ID/Call Waiting ID

Cordless Phone

with Digital Answering System

FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-794900 MHz Caller ID/Call Waiting ID Cordless Phone combines a 900 MHz cordless telephone with a Caller ID unit and a digital TAD (Telephone Answering Device).

The TAD-794’stelephone uses advanced analog technology to give you superior audio quality, while its cordless operation lets you move freely around your home or office.

The TAD-794’sCaller ID unit records each caller’s telephone number (and name, if available in your area) and the day and time of the call, as provided by your local phone company to Caller ID service subscribers. And, if you have Call Waiting with Caller ID, theTAD-794shows you the incoming caller information, even when you are already on the phone.

The TAD stores up to 15 minutes of messages on a computer chip and records the day and time each message was recorded. This gives you advanced capabilities over tape-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 and no tape mechanisms to wear out.

And, the remote operation feature lets you operate your TAD from a touch-tonephone (or a rotary phone and pocket tone dialer).

Telephone Features

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

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

Call Waiting ID — you can set the TAD794 to display Caller ID information about an incoming call when you are on the phone (if you subscribe to this service from your local phone company).

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

Easy-to-ReadLiquid Crystal Display

— lets you see who is trying to reach you before you answer the phone.

20 Number Memory Dialing — lets you store up to 20 numbers in memory for easy dialing.

Handset Volume Control — lets you adjust the volume of the sound you hear through the handset.

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

40 Channels — theTAD-794finds a clear channel every time you make or receive a call. You can also manually change channels during a call.

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Noise-ReductionCircuitry— provides sound clarity comparable to that of a corded phone.

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

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

Autotalk — lets you set the handset so you can make or answer a call by simply lifting the handset from the base.

Programmable Handset Ringer — lets you select from four tone and volume settings for the handset’s ringer.

Redial — lets you quickly redial the last number dialed.

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

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 special services such as bank-by-phone.

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

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TAD Features

Ample Recording Time — you can record up to 15 minutes of messages.

Adjustable Maximum Message Length — you can set the TAD-794 to record messages of up to 1 or 4 minutes.

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

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.

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

Prerecorded Messages — give you the option of using one of two existing outgoing messages or you can record your own message (up to 30 seconds long).

Announce-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 — you can set your owntwo-digitpersonal identification number (PIN) for secure remote operation.

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

CONTENTS

 

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

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

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

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

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Directly on the 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 On and Off ..............................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Telephone 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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Using PAGE and FIND .....................................................................................

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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 Number in Memory ...................................................

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

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

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

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

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 record a message at the TAD, without having to call in by phone.

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.

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

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

READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

Your TAD-794conforms 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.

FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD-794complies 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 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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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 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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INSTALLATION

MOUNTING THE PHONE

On a Desk Top

You can place the TAD-794’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

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 upper clip slots.

Upper

Clip Slots

Clips

Upper Tab Slots

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-794.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).

2.Route the supplied long modular cord through the strain relief slot on the side of the bracket, then plug the cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base.

Strain

Relief

Slot

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

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4. Route the adapter cord through the

7. Press and lift out the handset hold-

narrow groove on the bracket.

er, flip it over as shown, then snap it

 

back into place so it holds the hand-

 

set.

Narrow

Groove

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

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.

Directly on the 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 bottom of 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 lower clip slots.

Lower

Tab Slots

Tabs

Lower 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.

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2. Insert the bracket’s tabs into the

5. Route the modular and adapter’s

base’s lower tab slots as shown,

cords through the grooves on the

then press down on the bracket’s

bracket as shown.

clips and insert them into the lower

Grooves

clip slots.

 

Lower

 

Tab Slots

 

Tabs

 

Lower Clip Slots

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

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

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

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

8.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

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9.Press and lift out the handset holder, flip it over as shown, then snap it back into place so it holds the handset.

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

the compartment. The connector fits only one way.

3.Put the battery pack in the compartment and fasten the retainer strap.

4.Replace the cover.

CONNECTING AND CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK

The TAD-794comes 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 14 hours.

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

2.Unfasten the plastic retainer strap and lift the battery pack out of the compartment. Plug the battery pack’s connector into the socket in

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

Recharge the battery pack when RECHARGE NOW appears andflashes on the handset display.

2.Press TALK on the handset and listen for a dial tone.

3.Press any number other than 0.

Note: If your phone system requires that you dial an access code (9, for example) before you dial an outside number, do not press the access code number either.

If the dial tone stops, you have touch-toneservice. LeaveDIAL MODE set toT.

If the dial tone continues, you have pulse service. Set DIAL MODE toP (pulse).

4.Press TALK or place the handset on the base to hang up.

To turn on the base’s ringer, set RINGER toON.

SETTING THE HANDSET RINGER’S TONE AND VOLUME

Follow these steps to set the handset ringer’s tone and volume.

1.Lift the handset. If talk appears, pressTALK to turn it off.

2.Press VOLUME. The phone displays and sounds the current ringer tone and volume.

TURNING THE BASE’S RINGER ON AND OFF

To turn off the base’s ringer, set RINGER on the back of the base toOFF. You can still make or receive calls using this phone, and telephones on the same line and the TAD’s handset (when it is away from the base) still ring when there is an incoming call.

3.Repeatedly press VOLUME until you hear the desired ringer tone and volume. Each time you pressVOLUME, the ringer setting changes in the following order:

Ring Type A High Ring Type A Low Ring Type B High Ring Type B Low

Notes:

When you first use the phone after charging or recharging the battery pack, the phone might not work and you might hear a five-beeperror signal when you pressTALK. If this happens, return the handset to the base for about 5 seconds. This resets the securityaccess-protectioncode.

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.

About once a month, fully discharge the battery by keeping the handset off the base until RECHARGE NOW appears andflashes on the display. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its ability to fully recharge.

If the battery pack becomes weak during a call, the handset beeps every four seconds, and RECHARGE NOW appears andflashes on the

display. If this happens, you must recharge the battery pack before you can make another call.

If the battery pack is completely discharged or the base loses power while the handset is away from it, place the handset on the base to reset the security access-protectioncode. If it was the handset that lost power, recharge the battery pack.

The supplied battery pack should last for about a year. When it loses its ability to fully recharge, order a replacement battery pack from your local RadioShack store (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on Page 37).

SETTING THE DIALING MODE

Set DIAL MODE on the back of the base for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type you have, after you charge the handset battery pack, do this simple test.

1. Set DIAL MODE toT (tone).

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SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS

Set RING TIME on the side of the base to3,5, orT/S to select how long the TAD waits before it answers a call (3 rings, 5 rings, ortoll-saver).

Note: If you plan to check your messages by long distance, setRING TIME totoll-saver(see “UsingToll-Saver”on Page 32).

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

You must set the day of the week and time so the TAD can record the correct day and time of each message.

Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds between each key press, the TAD exits the time setting process. Start again at Step 1.

1.Hold down CLOCK until the TAD beeps. The TAD announces the currently set day and displays the day’s

number (0 for Sunday,1 for Monday, and so on).

2.To change the day of the week, repeatedly press SKIP to move forward orREPEAT to move backward.

3.Press CLOCK. The TAD announces the hour. To change the hour, repeatedly pressSKIP orREPEAT.

4.Press CLOCK. The TAD announces the minutes. To change the minutes, repeatedly pressSKIP orREPEAT.

5.Press CLOCK. The TAD announces “AM” or “PM,” andA orP appears. PressSKIP orREPEAT to change this setting.

6.Press CLOCK. The TAD announces the day and time.

Notes: If the TAD loses AC power, its clock will keep the correct time for about one hour.

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STORING YOUR AREA CODE

To quickly dial a number from a Caller ID record (see “Dialing from a Caller ID Record” on Page 27) or to correctly store a number from a record into a memory dialing location (see “Storing a Caller ID Record to Memory” on Page 27), you must store your local area code in the TAD-794’smemory. Then, when you dial from a Caller ID record, theTAD-794skips the area code if it matches the one you stored.

Follow these steps to store your area code.

1.Lift the handset. If talk appears, pressTALK to turn it off.

2.Press FUNCTION twice. The display showsAREA CODE and1-.

Note: If an area code is already stored, it appears on the display after the1–.Repeatedly pressDELETE to erase it.

3.Enter your 3-digitarea code, then pressMEM. The phone beeps andSTORING appears.

To delete the area code, follow Steps 1 and 2, then press MEM in Step 3 without entering a new area code.DELETING appears.

SETTING CALLER ID WITH CALL WAITING

If you have Caller ID with Call Waiting service on your phone line, the TAD-794can show Caller ID information for an incoming call even while you are already on the phone.

Follow these steps to turn the Caller ID with Call Waiting feature on or off.

1.Lift the handset. If talk appears, pressTALK to turn it off.

2.Press FUNCTION three times.CIDCW (Caller ID Call Waiting), the current setting, andON-1 OFF-0 appear.

3.Press 1 to turn this feature on, or0 to turn it off.

4.Press MEM. The new setting appears.

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TELEPHONE OPERATION

MAKING CALLS

1.Lift the handset. Press TALK, if necessary, sotalk appears.

The IN USE indicator on the base lights and the currently selected channel number appears on the handset display.

IN USE

Indicator

To erase the entire phone number, press CANCEL.

To end a call, place the handset on the base or press TALK.

2.Dial the number. You see the number as you dial, then (after 5 seconds) the elapsed time for this call.

You can also dial the number when talk is not on the display. The number appears on the display as you dial. When you finish dialing, press TALK. (The phone does not dial the number until you press TALK.)

Notes:

If you make a mistake when dialing, repeatedly press DELETE to erase the error, then enter the correct number.DELETE erases one number each time you press it.

ANSWERING CALLS

CALLING appears on the handset when a call comes in. If you subscribe to Caller ID service, the Caller ID information appears by the second ring (see “Caller ID Operation” on Page 25).

To answer the call, lift the handset and press TALK. Or, if auto talk is on, just lift the handset from the base.talk appears, and the display briefly shows the channel number, then the call’s elapsed time.

To end a call, place the handset on the base or press TALK.

TURNING AUTOTALK ON/

OFF

Your phone is preset so you must press TALK when you lift the handset from the base to make or answer a call. With auto talk turned on, you can make or answer a call by just lifting the handset from the base.

Follow these steps to turn auto talk on or off.

1.Lift the handset. If talk appears, pressTALK to turn it off.

2.Press FUNCTION 4 times. The cur-

rent autotalk setting and ON- 1 OFF-0 appear on the display.

3.Press 1 to turn on the autotalk feature, or0 to turn it off.

4.Press MEM to store the new setting. The handset beep, and briefly shows the new setting.

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SETTING THE HANDSET VOLUME

The TAD-794’shandset has two volume settings, normal and high. To change the volume during a call, pressVOLUME.

VOL NORMAL or VOL HIGHappears.

The handset resets to normal volume after each call.

Note: If the handset is too far from the base, the channel might not change. Move closer to the base and try again.

USING REDIAL

You can quickly dial the last number dialed. Lift the handset and press TALK, then pressREDIAL.

CHANGING THE

CHANNEL

The TAD-794has 40 channels (frequency pairs used between the base and handset). It automatically selects a clear channel each time you make or receive a call.

You can also change the channel yourself. If you hear other conversations or excessive noise during a call, press CHANNEL to select a different channel. The new channel number briefly appears.

Notes:

You can also press REDIAL (so you see the stored number) first, then pressTALK.

The redial memory holds up to 32 digits, so you can redial longdistance as well as local numbers.

The redial memory hold pause entries (see “Entering a Pause” on Page 23) and tone entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 20).

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USING FLASH

FLASH performs the electronic equivalent of a switchhook operation for special services, such as Call Waiting.

For example, if you have Call Waiting, press FLASH to answer an incoming call without disconnecting the current call. PressFLASH again to return to the first call.

Note: If you do not have any special phone services, pressingFLASH might disconnect the current call.

3.When the service answers, press TONE (). Any additional numbers you dial are sent as tone signals.

4.After you complete the call, return the handset to the base or press TALK. The phone automatically resets to the pulse mode.

Note: When you dial a number withouttalk displayed, you can enterTONE () as part of the number (the display shows). When you pressTALK, the phone automatically adds a1-secondpause after the tone entry, allowing time for the service to answer (for example).

USING TONE SERVICES ON A PULSE LINE

Some special services, such as bank- by-phone,require tone signals. If you have pulse service, you can still use these special tone services by following these steps.

1.Be sure DIAL MODE is set toP (pulse).

2.Dial the service’s main number.

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USING PAGE AND FIND

To send a page from the base to the handset, when the handset is not in use, press PAGE on the base. The handset beeps for 2 seconds and the handset’s display showsPAGING.

Notes:

Press s to see the characters in reverse alphabetical order.

You can hold down s or t to scroll rapidly through the characters.

If you make a mistake, move the cursor over the error, then enter the correct character, or press DELETE to delete a character.

7.Press MEM.LOCATION? appears.

8.Enter the memory location number (01–20)where you want to store the number. The TAD beeps andSTORING briefly appears.

9.For each stored number, write the person’s or company’s name next to the appropriate location number on the supplied memory directory sticker. (Use a pencil in case you need to change the number later.) Peel the backing from the sticker and attach it to the phone as shown.

To replace a stored number, simply store a new one in its place.

Editing or Deleting a Number in Memory

Note: If you change your mind while editing a memory number, pressCANCEL to stop the process without making any changes.

1.Lift the handset. If talk appears, pressTALK to turn it off.

2.Press FUNCTION. DIAL MEMORY?and MEM-1EDIT-0appear.

3.Press 0 to select edit.LOCATION? appears.

4.Enter the memory location number (01-20)for the number or name you want to edit or delete. The display shows the location number, name, and phone number.

Note: You can scroll through the memory locations by pressing s or t.

5.To delete the selected number, hold down DELETE until the handset beeps and No memory appears.

To edit the number, press MEM. Repeatedly press DELETE to delete some or all of the number, then enter the new number (in reverse order) and press MEM again.

Note: To edit the name without editing the number, pressMEM twice.

To edit the name, use the s, t, , and keys as described in Step 6 of “Storing a Number and Name in Memory” on Page 21.

6.Press MEM.STORING briefly appears.

If you have misplaced the handset and want it to beep for more than 2 seconds (to give you time to find it), press FIND. The handset beeps for about 1 minute. PressTALK twice on the handset to silence the beep sooner.

MEMORY DIALING

You can store up to 20 phone numbers and names in memory, then dial a stored number by entering a two-digitmemory location number.

Each number can be up to 16 digits, and each name can be up to 12 characters.

Storing a Number and Name in

Memory

Notes:

If you wait more than 20 seconds between each keypress, a five-beeperror signal sounds and memory storage stops. Start again at Step 1.

If you receive a call while storing a memory number, you must start again from Step 1.

1.Lift the handset. If talk appears, pressTALK to turn it off.

2.Press FUNCTION. DIAL MEMORY?and MEM-1EDIT-0appear.

3.Press 1 to store a new number.

PHONE NO.? appears.

4.Enter the number and any tone or pause entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 20

and “Entering a Pause” on Page 23).

Note: Each tone or pause entry uses one digit of memory.

5. Press MEM. NAME? appears.

6.To enter a name, use t or s to select the characters and orto move the cursor.

Repeatedly press t to see the characters in alphabetical order. (The display shows uppercase letters first, then lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.)

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Entering a Pause

In some telephone systems, you must dial an access code (9, for example) and wait for a second dial tone before you can dial an outside number. You can store the access code with the phone number. However, you should also store a pause after the access code to allow the outside line time to connect.

To enter a 2-secondpause while storing a phone number, pressPAUSE.P appears. You can add more pause entries for a longer pause.

Dialing a Memory Number

1.Lift the handset. Press TALK, if necessary, sotalk appears.

2.Press MEM and enter the memory location number(01-20)for the number you want to dial.

You can also select a memory number before you press TALK. PressMEM, then enter the desired location number, or use s and t to scroll through the memory locations. The display shows the location number, name, and phone number. Then pressTALK.

Chain-DialingService Numbers

When calling special services (such as alternate long distance or bank-by-phone), dial the service’s main number first. Then, at the appropriate place in the call, pressMEM and enter the number for the location where the additional information is stored.

Testing Stored Emergency

Numbers

If you store an emergency service’s number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to test the stored number, make the test call during the late evening or early morning hours to avoid peak demand periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.

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call id

USING A HEADSET

Notes:

 

 

You can talk on the phone with hands-

Connecting a

headset

disconnects

 

the handset’s

earpiece

and micro-

free convenience using an optional

 

 

phone.

 

 

headset that has a 3/32-inch(2.5-mm)

 

 

 

VOLUME on the handset also con-

plug. Contact your local RadioShack

store for a suitable headset.

 

trols the connected headset’s vol-

 

 

ume.

 

 

To connect the headset, pull open the rubber cover marked on the side of the handset, then insert the headset’s plug into the jack.

With a headset connected, you can make or answer calls as usual using the keys on the handset.

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If you place the handset on the base to recharge it while the headset is connected, be sure the handset seats properly.

You can use a handset holder (available from your local RadioShack store) to hang the handset on your belt for greater convenience.

When you finish using the headset, disconnect it from the handset and close the rubber cover to protect the jack.

To see the date and time of a call, press (8) while the Caller ID record is on the display. The date, time, and record number appear. To return to the record, pressagain.

To see how many times a caller has called, press TC (9) (total calls) while the Caller ID record is on the display. The phone number and the total number of calls from that number appear. To return to the record, pressTC again.

Caller ID Messages

Display

 

Description

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CALLS

Appears when there

xx

are no new Caller

 

 

ID records (ones

 

 

you have not re-

 

 

viewed).

 

 

 

NEW

TOTAL

NEW is the number

xx

xx

of new Caller ID

 

 

records. TOTAL is

 

 

the total of all Caller

 

 

ID records.

 

 

 

ERROR

 

The Caller ID infor-

 

 

mation was garbled,

 

 

or if there was an

 

 

error during the

 

 

transmission.

 

 

UNAVAILABLE

The caller chose to

 

 

block sending Call-

 

 

er ID information.

 

 

Either the name, the

 

 

number, or both

 

 

were blocked.

 

 

OUT-OF-AREA

The caller is not

 

 

within a Caller ID

 

 

service area, or is

 

 

making an operator-

 

 

assisted or credit

 

 

card call.

END

 

Appears when you

 

 

scroll before the first

 

 

or after the last Call-

 

 

er ID record.

 

 

 

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CALLER ID OPERATION

If you subscribe to Caller ID service from your phone company, the phone company sends information about the caller, as well as the time and date, between the first and second rings of every call you receive.

The TAD-794displays this information when a call is received, and it stores up to 30 Caller ID records for later review. The display also shows if caller information is unavailable or if the name or number is blocked by the caller (see “Caller ID Messages” on Page 26).

If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, you hear a tone through the handset when a call comes in, then the Caller ID record appears. If you want to answer the incoming call, press FLASH. To resume the previous phone conversation, pressFLASH again.

If the TAD’s Caller ID memory becomes full, it replaces the oldest Caller ID record with each new call.

REVIEWING CALLER ID RECORDS

To review Caller ID records, press CALL ID. The display shows the total number of Caller ID records and the number of new records, if any.

Note: When is blinking, the TAD-794 is busy recalling a record. Wait for the blinking to stop before pressing a button.

To scroll through the Caller ID records, repeatedly press s or t.

call id

The first line of the record shows the caller’s name, and the second line shows the caller’s phone number. If the name or number is more than 12 characters long, the first 12 characters appear, then, after about four seconds, the rest of the name or number scrolls onto the display.

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DIALING FROM A CALLER ID RECORD

To dial a local number stored in a Caller ID record, recall the record, then press TALK. To dial a long distance number, recall the record and press1 (1 appears before the displayed number), then pressTALK.

Notes:

If a Caller ID record does not contain a phone number (if it was blocked by the caller, for example) you cannot dial from that record.

If the stored number is longer than 16 digits, the phone sounds five quick beeps when you press 1 and does not dial it.

STORING A CALLER ID RECORD TO MEMORY

To store the name and number in a Caller ID record into the phone’s memory, recall that record, then press MEM.LOCATION? appears. Enter atwo-digitmemory location number(01–20).The TAD sounds a long beep, thenSTORING briefly appears.

DELETING CALLER ID RECORDS

You can delete Caller ID records individually, or all at once.

To delete a single record, recall the record, then hold down DELETE for at least 2 seconds.

To delete all call records, press CALLER ID to display the total number of records, then hold downDELETE until the handset beeps andEND appears (about 5 seconds).

Note: You cannot store a Caller ID record that does not contain a phone number.

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TAD OPERATION

SELECTING THE OUTGOING MESSAGE

The TAD has two prerecorded outgoing messages. One asks the caller to leave a message: “Hello, no one is available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone.” The TAD uses this message when REC TIME is set to1 or4 (see “Setting the Record Time”).

The other is simply an announcement and does not let the caller leave a message: “Hello, no one is available to take your call.” The TAD uses this message when REC TIME is set toANN.

You can also record your own message (see “Recording/Deleting an Outgoing Message”). When you record your own outgoing message, the TAD uses it for all REC TIMEsettings.

To switch between your outgoing message and the TAD’s prerecorded message, press OGM. When the current message begins to play, pressOGM again. The TAD switches to the other message and plays it.

RECORDING/DELETING AN OUTGOING MESSAGE

To record your outgoing message (up to 30 seconds long), hold down OGM until the TAD beeps and-- appears. When

you finish your message, press STOP. The TAD plays back your message.

Hint: Do not tell callers that you are not home. Instead, say that you cannot come to the phone right now.

Note: TheTAD-794cannot record an outgoing message less than two seconds long.

To delete your outgoing message and use the TAD’s prerecorded messages, hold down OGM until the TAD beeps. Then pressOGM again within two seconds.

SETTING THE RECORD TIME

Set REC TIME to1,4, orANN to determine how theTAD-794will record incoming messages.

1 — The TAD pla ys the outgoing message and lets callers leave a message up to 1 minute long.

4 — The TAD pla ys the outgoing message and lets callers leave a message up to 4 minutes long.

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To record a memo, hold down MEM on the base until the TAD beeps and–– appears in the message counter window, then speak your message (up to four minutes long). When you finish the memo, pressSTOP.

Note: TheTAD-794cannot record a memo less than two seconds long.

RECORDING A

CONVERSATION

The TAD-794lets you record both sides of a telephone conversation.

Note: It is illegal in some areas to record a conversation without the consent of all parties to the conversation, including the phone company. Check the laws in your area before you use thetwo-wayrecording feature.

To start recording a phone conversation, press MEM on the base. The TAD beeps and–– appears. As it records the conversation, the TAD beeps every 15 seconds to let the caller know that the conversation is being recorded. To stop recording, pressSTOP.

The TAD-794stores a recorded conversation as a message (see “Playing Messages” on Page 30).

Note: TheTAD-794cannot record a conversation less than two seconds long.

PLAYING MESSAGES

After the TAD-794has recorded a message, its message counter shows the total number of messages stored. If you have new messages, the number flashes.

To play your messages, press PLAY. The TAD announces the number of new and old messages, then plays the new messages. The message number appears as each message plays, and the TAD announces the day and time of the call at the end of each message.

To play all messages after playing the new messages, press PLAY again.

To skip to the next message, press SKIP during playback.

ANN (announcement) — The TAD plays the outgoing message but does not let callers leave a message.

SETTING THE TAD TO ANSWER CALLS

To set the TAD to answer calls, press ANSWER. If the TAD is set to record a caller’s message (see “Setting the Record Time” on Page 28), it plays the outgoing message and shows the number of recorded messages. If the TAD is set toannounce-only,it plays the outgoing message, andA appears.

To set the TAD to not answer calls, press ANSWER. The TAD announces “Answer off” and the messa ge counter turns off.

RECORDING INCOMING MESSAGES

After the TAD answers a call, it plays the outgoing message, beeps, and records the caller’s message.

Each incoming message can be up to 1 or 4 minutes long, depending on how you set REC TIME (see “Setting the Record Time” on Page 28). The TAD794’s maximum recording capacity is 15 minutes or 59 recorded messages.

The TAD stops recording up and resets to answer the next call when:

the caller hangs up

the maximum message length is reached

the TAD hears a busy signal or more than 5 seconds of silence

you pick up the TAD’s handset or any phone on the same phone line

Note: When the TAD’s message memory is full,FL appears on the display.

SCREENING CALLS

You can let the TAD answer calls for you while you listen to the caller’s message through the base’s speaker. If you decide to answer the call, lift the handset, press TALK, or pick up any phone on the same line. The TAD stops recording and resets to answer the next call.

RECORDING A MEMO

A memo is a message you can record at the TAD for yourself or others in your home or office. The TAD-794stores memos as incoming messages (see “Playing Messages” on Page 30).

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To replay the current message from the beginning, press REPEAT. If you pressREPEAT within 5 seconds after a message begins playing, the TAD replays the previous message.

ADJUSTING THE TAD’S VOLUME

To adjust the speaker’s volume, repeatedly press VOLUME s or t on the base. The volume setting from1 (lowest) to10 (highest) appears in the message counter window.

DELETING MESSAGES

To delete the current message while it is playing, hold down DELETE until the TAD beeps.

To delete all messages at once, while messages are not playing, hold down DELETE on the base until the TAD beeps and0 appears in the message counter window.

Note: You cannot delete new (unplayed) messages. If you try to delete all messages at once while you still have new messages, the TAD sounds five quick beeps and does not delete any messages.

SETTING THE REMOTE OPERATION PIN

The TAD-794’stwo-digitremote operation PIN (personal identification number) prevents unauthorized remote access to your messages. The default PIN is 80. Follow these steps to change the PIN to any number from 00 to 99.

Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds between each keypress, the TAD exits the PIN setting process. Start again at Step 1.

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1.Hold down PIN until the TAD beeps and00 appears in the message counter window.

2.Press SKIP to set the first digit of the PIN higher orREPEAT to set it lower. Then pressPIN.

3.Press SKIP orREPEAT to set the second digit of the PIN, then pressPIN. The TAD announces the new PIN.

To check your PIN at any time, press PIN. The PIN appears in the message counter window, and the TAD announces it.

Note: If the TAD loses power, it will retain the PIN for about one hour before resetting to the default.

REMOTE OPERATION

While you are away from your home or office, you can use a touch-tonephone, or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket tone dialer (available from your local RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and do any of the following:

set the TAD to answer or not answer calls

listen to your messages

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TROUBLESHOOTING

record a new outgoing message

record a memo

erase messages

Note: You cannot remotely operate theTAD-794using its handset or another telephone on the same line as the TAD.

USING TOLL-SAVER

If RING TIME is set toT/S (toll-saver,see “Setting the Number of Rings” on Page 15), theTAD-794answers after about three rings if you have new messages (ones you have not listened to). If there are no new messages, the TAD answers after about five rings. This gives you time to hang up before the TAD answers so you can avoid unnecessarylong-distancecharges.

USING REMOTE

COMMANDS

Follow these steps to operate the TAD from a remote location.

Nots: If you wait more than 20 seconds between each keypress, the TAD sounds a long beep and hangs up.

1.Dial your phone number and wait for the TAD to answer.

Note: Even if the TAD is not set to answer calls, it will answer after about 10 rings and sound a series of beeps.

We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-794,but if you do, these suggestions might help.

Problem

Suggestion

 

 

 

 

Noise, static, or weak signal.

Move the handset closer to the base, or relocate

 

the base (see “Mounting the Phone” on Page 8).

 

 

 

Keep the handset away from computers, remote

 

control toys, wireless microphones, alarm sys-

 

tems, intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent

 

lights, and electrical appliances.

 

 

 

Press CHANNEL to change the channel.

 

 

 

Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.

 

 

 

Be sure the battery pack is charged.

 

 

 

Someone has picked up another phone on the

 

same line. Hang up the other phone.

 

 

 

Hang up and redial the number.

 

 

The handset does not work,

Be sure the battery pack is connected and

and its display remains blank.

charged.

 

 

The handset does not work,

Be sure the phone line cord and AC adapter are

but its display is on.

correctly and securely connected.

 

 

 

Return the handset to the base to reset the secu-

 

rity access-protectioncode.

 

 

The handset battery pack

Check the charging contacts on the handset and

does not charge.

base. If they are dirty, clean them with a pencil

 

eraser.

 

 

 

Be sure the battery pack is connected correctly.

 

 

 

Replace the battery pack (see “Replacing the

 

Battery Pack” on Page 37).

 

 

2.When the outgoing message begins (or the TAD sounds a series of beeps), press #, then enter your PIN within 2 seconds.

If the PIN is correct, the TAD announces the day and time, then it announces the number of messages. The TAD beeps about once every two seconds to let you know it is ready to accept remote commands.

3.To use a remote command, press #, then, within 2 seconds, press the number for the command you want.

Press #

To:

then:

1Repeat current message during playback.

2Play messages.

3Skip current message during playback.

4Delete current message during playback.

5Stop playback, recording, and room monitoring.

6Set the TAD to answer calls.

7Record a memo, or stop recording a memo.

8Record or stop recording a new outgoing message.

9Set the TAD to not answer calls.

Monitor the room where the TAD is located for 15 seconds.

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Problem

Suggestion

 

 

 

 

TAD does not answer calls.

Make sure the TAD is set to answer calls (see

 

“Setting the TAD to Answer Calls” on Page 29).

 

 

 

Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected.

 

 

 

Check all phone line connections.

 

 

TAD does not record callers’

REC TIME is set toANN (announce-only).Set it to

messages.

1 or4.

 

 

 

Memory may be full (FL appears). Delete some

 

of your messages.

 

 

You have an incoming call, but

Let the phone ring at least twice before answer-

do not receive any Caller ID

ing, so it has time to record the caller informa-

information.

tion.

 

 

 

Call your phone company to verify that your

 

Caller ID service is active.

 

 

If you still have problems, disconnect the TAD-794.If other phones on the same line work properly, the fault is in this phone or its installation. If you cannot find the problem, take yourTAD-794to your local RadioShack store for assistance.

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Your RadioShack TAD-794900 MHz Caller ID/Call Waiting ID Cordless Phone is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for yourTAD-794so you can enjoy it for years.

Keep the TAD-794dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.

Use and store the TAD-794only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage battery packs, and distort or melt plastic parts.

Keep the TAD-794away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.

Handle the TAD-794gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause theTAD-794to work improperly.

Use only a battery pack of the required size and recommended type. Battery packs can leak chemicals that damage your TAD-794’selectronic parts.

Wipe the TAD-794with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean theTAD-794.

Modifying or tampering with the TAD-794’sinternal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If yourTAD-794is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone company can ask you to disconnect yourTAD-794until you have resolved the problem.

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Important: This product contains a rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbattery pack. At the end of the battery pack’s useful life, it must be recycled or disposed of properly. Contact your local, county, or state hazardous waste management authorities for information on recycling or disposal programs in your area. Some options that might be available are: municipalcurb-sidecollection,drop-offboxes at retailers such as your local RadioShack store, recycling collection centers, andmail-backprograms.

THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW

In the unlikely event that your phone causes problems on the phone line, the phone company can temporarily discontinue your service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance. If advance notice is not practical, the phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

Also, the phone company can make changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.

Your phone might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To determine whether your phone is causing the interference, turn

off your phone. If the interference goes away, your phone is causing the interference. Try to eliminate the interference by:

moving your phone away from the receiver

connecting your phone to an AC outlet that is on a different electrical circuit from the receiver

contacting your local RadioShack store for help

If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using your phone.

Some cordless telephones operate on frequencies that may cause interference to nearby TVs and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the base of the cordless telephone should not be placed near or on top of a TV or VCR.

LIGHTNING

Your telephone has built-inlightning protection to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone line and power line current. This lightning protection meets or exceeds FCC requirements. However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your telephone.

Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live an area that has severe electrical storms, we suggest that you unplug your phone during storms to reduce the possibility of damage.

REPLACING THE

BATTERY PACK

If you follow the instructions in “Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack” on Page 12, the battery pack should last about one year. If the battery pack will not hold a charge for more than 2 hours after an overnight charge, replace it with a new 3.6 V, 600 mAh battery pack with a connector that fits the socket in the battery compartment. You can order a replacement battery pack through your local RadioShack store.

Install the new battery pack as described here, then charge it for about 14 hours.

Note: To avoid losing numbers stored in memory, install and begin charging the new battery pack within 1 minute.

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

2.Unfasten the plastic retainer strap and lift the battery pack out of the compartment, then gently pull on the battery connector to disconnect it.

NOTES

3.Insert the new battery pack’s connector into the socket in the compartment, place the battery pack into the compartment, and refasten the retainer strap.

4.Replace the cover.

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

Cautions:

You must use a replacement battery pack of the same size and type.

Do not dispose of the battery pack in a fire because it might explode.

Do not open or mutilate the battery pack.

Be careful not to short the battery pack by touching it with conducting materials, such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery pack or conductor might overheat and burn.

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