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Radio Shack TAD-739 Owner's Manual

Radio shack answering machine user manual.
43-739.fm Page 1 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM
Cat. No. 43-739
OWNER'S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-739
Two-Line
Digital Telephone Answering System

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    43-739.fm Page 1 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM Cat. No. 43-739 OWNER’S MANUAL Please read before using this equipment. TAD-739 Two-Line Digital Telephone Answering System...

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    43-739.fm Page 2 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM FEATURES Your TAD-739 Two-Line Digital Tele- phone Answering System is a sophisti- cated, fully digital message center that records messages for up to two lines telephones. The TAD (telephone answering device) stores all messages on a computer chip.

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    TAD is installed. Memory Backup — protects messages stored in memory in case of a power fail- ure. Your TAD-739 is ETL listed to UL stan- dards and meets all applicable FCC standards. Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this prod- uct to rain or moisture.

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    43-739.fm Page 4 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM READ THIS BEFORE IN- STALLATION Your TAD-739 conforms to federal regu- lations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However, each device that you connect to the phone line draws power from the line.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    43-739.fm Page 5 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM CONTENTS Preparation ... 6 Connecting to the Telephone Line(s) ... 6 Connecting the AC Adapter ... 8 Installing a Backup Battery ... 9 Setting the Day and Time ... 9 Recording the Outgoing Messages ... 10 Checking the Outgoing Messages ...

  • Page 6: Preparation, Connecting To The Telephone Line(s)

    43-739.fm Page 6 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM PREPARATION Select a location for the TAD that is near modular telephone line jack(s) and an AC outlet, and is not in the way of normal activities. CONNECTING TO THE TELEPHONE LINE(S) Your TAD connects to your phone(s) and phone line(s) using up to four modular tele- phone line connectors.

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    43-739.fm Page 7 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM For a Single-Line Phone and a Two-Line Phone Jack For Two Single-Line Phones and a Two-Line Phone Jack For Two Single-Line Phones and Two Single-Line Phone Jacks...

  • Page 8: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    43-739.fm Page 8 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTER Caution: The supplied AC adapter was designed specifically for your TAD-739. Use only the supplied adapter. AC 9V 1. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the AC 9V the back of the TAD.

  • Page 9: Installing A Backup Battery, Setting The Day And Time

    43-739.fm Page 9 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM INSTALLING A BACKUP BATTERY If AC power fails or you unplug the TAD, a 9V backup battery (not supplied) saves the message groups, message counts, and the settings for the day, time, and security code.

  • Page 10: Recording The Outgoing Messages

    (Sat- RECORDING THE OUTGOING MESSAGES Before the TAD-739 can answer calls and record messages, you must record an outgoing message (OGM). The TAD lets you record two separate messages of up to 32 seconds each, and it oper-...

  • Page 11: Checking The Outgoing Messages, Setting The Number Of Rings

    43-739.fm Page 11 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM 1. To record the OGM 1 (or OGM 2) message for each line, hold down ) until the TAD OGM 1 OGM 2 beeps and both ANSWER indicators flash. Notes: • Proceed next step within 8 seconds. Otherwise, the TAD sounds a short beep, and you must start again from Step 1.

  • Page 12: Basic Operation, Setting The Tad To Answer Calls, Incoming Message Recording

    43-739.fm Page 12 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM BASIC OPERATION SETTING THE TAD TO ANSWER CALLS The ANSWER indicator lights to indicate which line the TAD is set to answer on; or announce only. A steady light indi- cates the line is set to answer on. A flashing light indicates the line is set to announce only.

  • Page 13: Screening Calls, Playing Messages

    43-739.fm Page 13 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM Notes: • The maximum recording capacity is 32 minutes or 59 messages. • Many local phone companies use calling party control (CPC) to signal that the caller has hung up. Your TAD recognizes a CPC signal and releases the line.

  • Page 14: Deleting Messages

    43-739.fm Page 14 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM To play only new messages, hold down the desired button for 2 seconds. PLAY The TAD tells you how many new mes- sages you have in that line and plays them. After all messages play, the TAD says, “End of messages.”...

  • Page 15: Recording A Memo, Recording A Conversation

    43-739.fm Page 15 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM RECORDING A MEMO A memo is a message you can record at the TAD for yourself or others. You can record memos of up to 60 seconds long in each line. Memos are stored with incoming mes- sages, and are replayed the same way (see “Playing Messages”...

  • Page 16: Using Call Breakthrough, Changing The Cbt Code, Changing The Remote Operation Security Code

    43-739.fm Page 16 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM USING CALL BREAKTHROUGH If you screen your calls but want to know when calls come in from certain people, give them your call breakthrough (CBT) code. When a caller enters the CBT code dur- ing the outgoing message, the TAD alerts you with a series of loud beeps for 35 seconds.

  • Page 17: Remote Operation, Using The Toll-saver, Using Remote Commands

    • monitor the room where the TAD is located Note: You cannot remotely operate the TAD from another phone on the same line as your TAD-739. USING THE TOLL-SAVER If the ring select switch is set to saver) (see “Setting the Number of Rings”...

  • Page 18: Remote Commands

    43-739.fm Page 18 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM Remote Commands Press: Set the TAD to not answer calls for both lines. The TAD says “Line 1 is off, line 2 is off.” Set the TAD to not answer calls only for line 1. The TAD says “Line 1 is off.”...

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    43-739.fm Page 19 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM Press: 3, then Play new messages in the line num- selected line. If no new mes- ber (0, 1, sage is recorded, the TAD says, “You have no new messages in line x.”...

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting, Resetting The Tad

    43-739.fm Page 20 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM TROUBLESHOOTING We do not expect you to have any problems with your TAD-739, but if you do, try these suggestions. Problem The incoming message is incom- plete. The incoming message is unclear. Be sure The TAD does not answer after two, four, or seven rings.

  • Page 21: Care And Maintenance

    TAD-739’s warranty and void your FCC authoriza- tion to operate it. If your TAD-739 is 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 your TAD-739 until you have resolved the problem.

  • Page 22: The Fcc Wants You To Know, Lightning

    43-739.fm Page 22 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW In the unlikely event that your TAD caus- es problems on the phone line, the phone company can temporarily discon- nect your service. If this happens, the phone company attempts to notify you in advance.

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    43-739.fm Page 23 Friday, August 13, 1999 2:00 PM NOTES...

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    In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the Radio Shack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any Radio Shack store. Radio Shack will, at its option, un- less otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor;...

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