Radio Shack TAD-799 User Manual

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Cat. No. 43-799

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

TAD-799

Fully Digital Telephone Answering System

with Day/Time Voice Stamp

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack TAD-799Fully Digital Telephone Answering System stores all messages on a computer chip — there are no tape mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to bother with. This gives you capabilities not available intape-basedanswering machines. For example, you can delete individual messages without listening to every one.

The TAD-799’s16-minutememory capacity lets you store more messages than many other TADs (telephone answering devices). Its unique,space-sav-ing design makes it ideal for home and office use. Your TAD’s remote control features let you retrieve messages from almost anytouch-tonephone. With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary phone.

Your TAD’s features include:

Voice Day/Time Stamp — announces the day and time when each message was recorded.

Call/Message Counter — displays the number of messages recorded.

Selectable 3-DigitRemote Operation Security Code— helps prevent unauthorized remote operation.

Digital Outgoing Message — gives you a clear outgoing message than can be up to 60 seconds long.

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

Automatic Toll Saver — answers the phone after two rings when you have new messages. Otherwise, it answers after four rings. This lets you hang up before the TAD answers to avoid charges when you call by long-distance to check your messages.

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

Call Screening — you can listen to incoming calls so you can decide whether or not to answer.

© 1998 Tandy Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Phone Pick-UpDetection— the TAD automatically stops if you answer a call after the TAD answers.

DELETE Button — lets you quickly erase messages individually or all at once.

Memo Recording — lets you leave memos for your family, roommates, orco-workersas messages on the TAD.

To take advantage of all the TAD’s features, we recommend that you read this manual completely before you use the TAD.

This TAD has been tested and certified to comply with 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

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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

DO NOT OPEN.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NOUSER-SERVICE-ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and mainte- ! nance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

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READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLATION

We have designed your TAD-799to conform to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device you connect to the phone line draws power from it. This power draw is the device’sRinger Equivalence Number, or REN. The REN is shown on the bottom of the TAD.

you use more than one telephone or other device on the line, add up all of the RENs. If the total is more than five, your telephones 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.

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FCC STATEMENT

Your TAD complies with Part 68 of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC Registration Number and the REN to your telephone company. Both numbers are marked on the bottom of the TAD.

Note: You must not connect the TAD to:

coin-operatedsystems

party-linesystems

electronic key telephone systems

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CONTENTS

 

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

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Choosing a Location .........................................................................................

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Installing the Backup Battery ............................................................................

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Connecting to the Telephone Line ....................................................................

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Connecting to Power .........................................................................................

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

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

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Recording the Outgoing Message ..................................................................

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Basic Operation ...................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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Repeating Messages ................................................................................

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Skipping Messages ..................................................................................

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Pausing Message Playback .....................................................................

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Stopping Message Playback ....................................................................

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Erasing Messages ..........................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INSTALLATION

CHOOSING A LOCATION

Select a location that is near a modular telephone jack and an AC outlet.

Notes:

Your TAD-799connects directly to a modular telephone line jack. If your telephone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update it yourself using jacks and adapters available at your local RadioShack store, or have the telephone company update it for you.

The USOC number of the jack to be installed is RJ11C (or RJ11W for a wall plate jack).

Caution: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for yourTAD-799.Use only the supplied adapter.

INSTALLING THE

BACKUP BATTERY

The TAD requires AC power to operate. However, if AC power fails, or you unplug the TAD, a 9-voltbattery (not supplied) provides backup power so the TAD can maintain the correct time and memory information. We recommend you use an alkaline battery, available at your local RadioShack store.

Cautions:

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries.

Follow these steps to install the battery.

1.Use a flat-bladescrewdriver to unlatch the battery compartment cover (as shown), then slide the cover in the direction of the arrow and lift it off.

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2.Snap the battery’s terminals to the connector inside the compartment.

3. Replace the cover.

When Lo and thetwo-digitnumber of calls in memory alternately flash on the display, replace the battery. When you replace the battery, be sure the TAD is connected to AC power so you do not lose any stored information.

Cautions:

Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

Always remove old or weak batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE

To connect the TAD to the phone line, plug one end of the supplied modular cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the TAD. Then plug the other end into a modular phone jack.

You can also connect a telephone to the TEL SET jack on the back of the TAD using a second modular cord (not supplied).

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CONNECTING TO POWER

Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel plug into the AC 9V jack on the back of the TAD. Then plug the AC adapter’s other end into a standard AC outlet.

Caution: You must use a Class II power source that supplies 9 volts AC and delivers at least 400 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the TAD’sAC 9V jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage athetoid or the adapter.

When you first connect power, _ _ flashes on the display, then the TAD runs aself-test.You cannot operate the TAD during this test. When the test is complete, the TAD beeps once, thenLo flashes.

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PREPARATION

SETTING THE DAY AND TIME

Follow these steps to set the day and time so the TAD records the correct day and time of the call with each phone message.

Notes:

To avoid having to reset the time if AC power is lost, we recommend you install a battery before you set the day and time.

If you do not complete any step within 8 seconds, the TAD sounds a three-tonebeep and stops setting the day and time. Start over at Step 1

1.Press and hold SET until the TAD beeps. The TAD announces, “Sunday,” and01 appears on the display.

Note: If necessary, adjustVOLUME on the right side of the TAD to the desired listening level.

2.To change the day of the week, repeatedly press REPEAT to move backward orSKIP to move forward until the TAD announces the desired day of the week.

3.Press STOP. The TAD beeps once and announces the time format, “AM” or “PM.”

4.To change the hour, repeatedly press REPEAT until you hear the desired hour.

5.Press STOP. The TAD beeps once to confirm the hour setting.

6.To change the minutes, repeatedly press REPEAT until you hear the desired minute setting.

7.Press STOP to confirm the settings. The TAD beeps and announces the day and time.

To check the current day and time at any time, press SET.

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RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGE

Before you can set the TAD to answer calls, you must record the outgoing message (OGM) the caller hears when the TAD answers a call.

Note: The maximum outgoing message length is 60 seconds.

1. Hold down ANNC. The TAD beeps.

Note: When memory is full, the TAD displaysFL and announces, “Memory is full,” and you cannot record the outgoing message. Delete old messages to make room in memory (see “Erasing Messages” on Page 14).

2.Speak in a normal voice about 8 inches (20 cm) away from the front of the TAD. Ask for the caller’s name, phone number, and message. The display counts down the seconds as you record.

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

3.When you finish recording, release ANNC. The TAD beeps and repeats the outgoing message so you can verify it.

To play the outgoing message at any time, press ANNC. If no outgoing message is recorded, the TAD says “No announcement.”