GE 29875 User Manual

GE 29875 User Manual

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Model 29875
Digital Answering System
(with English or Spanish Voice Prompts)
User's Guide



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  • Page 1 Model 29875 Digital Answering System (with English or Spanish Voice Prompts) User’s Guide...
  • Page 3: I Nformation

    Equipment Approval Information Your telephone equipment is approved for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network and is in compliance with parts 15 and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations and the Technical Requirements for Telephone Terminal Equipment published by ACTA. 1 Notification to the Local Telephone Company On the bottom of this equipment is a label indicating, among other information, the US number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment.
  • Page 4: Interference Information

    The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment, operations or procedures where such action is required in the operation of its business and not inconsistent with FCC Rules and Regulations. If these changes are expected to affect the use or performance of your telephone equipment, the telephone company must give you adequate notice, in writing, to allow you to maintain uninterrupted service.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents ....3 ..12 quipmEnt pprovAl nformAtion nforMation bout aver ......4 ..13 ntErfErEncE nformAtion etting nCoMing essage ......4 ...... 13 EAring ompAtibility etting the eCurity ........5 ......14 AblE of ontEnts EviEwing tHE Ettings ..........6 ........14 ntroduction dJusting the oluMe ........6 ........14...
  • Page 6: Before You Begin

    Introduction Your Digital Answering System is designed to give you flexibility in use and high quality performance. To get the most from your new answering system, we suggest that you take a few minutes right now to read through this instruction manual. CAUTION: When using telephone equipment, there are basic safety instructions that should always be followed.
  • Page 7: I Nformation

    Important Installation Information • Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm. • Never touch non-insulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface. • Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines. •...
  • Page 8: Ayout

    Layout MESSAGE counter PLAY/MEMO ON/OFF/ button ERASE button STOP/SET button VOLUME PLAY MEMO buttons GREETING button PREVIOUS NEXT button button...
  • Page 9: R Ecording The C Hanging The

    Important Instructions for Moving the Answering System To move the answering system to a different location in the house, follow these instructions: 1. Disconnect the phone line or any phones you may have connected to the answering system. 2. Unplug the power supply from the electrical outlet. 3.
  • Page 10: S Etting The

    Information About the Greeting 1. To review the greeting, press and release GREETING. The unit plays back your greeting automatically. 2. To return to the answerer’s default greeting after you’ve recorded one, press GREETING and release it when you hear the tone, or press and hold DELETE when the greeting is playing.
  • Page 11: D Ay

    Setting the Time/Day This setting allows you to set the current time and day for the Time/Day stamp attached to each message. Range of Settings Default Settings Time Time 12 a.m. Sunday Hour 12 a.m. - 11 p.m. Rings to Answer  Minute 0 - 59 Message time...
  • Page 12 1. The answering system announces, “(the current day setting) To set day, press next... press set to continue.” 2. To change the day, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button, and the answering system announces a day, such as “Sunday, Monday” or “Sunday, Saturday.”...
  • Page 13: Setting The Security Code

    Setting The Incoming Message Time This setting allows you to select the length of the incoming message. This menu comes when you have finished setting the Rings to Answer. 1. The answering system announces “Message Time (current message length) minutes. To set message time, press next, press set to continue.” 2.
  • Page 14: Reviewing The Settings

    6. The answering system automatically advances to the second number and announces “Security Code (current 3 number). To set security code, press NEXT then press SET to continue.” To change the second and third numbers, repeat steps 4 and 5. After the third number is stored, the answering system announces all the stored settings and exits the setup menu.
  • Page 15: Display

    More Than 10 Messages When you have both old and new messages, the message counter continuously flashes the total number of messages followed by a dash, such as 2, 8, -. Message Counter Display In addition to message information, the message counter also displays information about the digital answering system’s status.
  • Page 16: Playing Messages

    Playing Messages When the message counter flashes you have new messages. Messages play back in first received-first played order. If there are new messages, the answering system plays new messages first, followed by old messages. If using remote access, the answering system plays all messages, new and old, in first-received-first played order.
  • Page 17: Erasing All Messages

    Erasing All Messages When the answering system isn’t playing or recording messages, press and hold the ERASE button until you hear the “Messages Erased” announcement. Release the button after the announcement. This feature allows you to erase all old messages but not new messages.
  • Page 18: Remote Access

    Remote Access You can access your answering system from any touch-tone phone by entering your 3-digit security code (the default security code is 123, but you can change it.) Be aware that remote functions do not work with rotary or push-button, pulse-dialing phones. You can cut out the wallet-size remote card located at the end of this instruction book so you will have the touch-tone commands when you’re picking up messages from another location.
  • Page 19: Eneral P

    General Product Care To keep your answering system working and looking good, follow these guidelines: • Avoid putting it near heating appliances and devices that generate electrical noise (for example, motors or fluorescent lamps). • DO NOT expose to direct sunlight or moisture. •...
  • Page 20: Essages

    Troubleshooting Tips Doesn’t answer, or answers on 10th ring • Make sure answering system is turned on. • Memory is full, erase some messages. • Check AC (electrical) power and phone line connections. Incoming messages are incomplete • Was an extension phone picked up? •...
  • Page 21 Message counter flashes rapidly • Memory is full. Erase some messages. Greeting continues to play even after an extension phone is picked • This is normal operation. Auto disconnect is delayed for two seconds after the answering system answers a call. If you are near the answering system, press the STOP/SET button to stop the greeting.
  • Page 22: Warranty Assistance

    Warranty Assistance If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for warranty information, please contact customer service at 1-800-8-029. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may require that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
  • Page 23: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year, from date of purchase. (The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.) What we will do: •...
  • Page 24 • Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage. Product Registration: • Please register your product on-line at You may also complete and mail the Product Registration Card if one was received with your unit. Product Registration will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary.
  • Page 25 Index Leaving a Memo Less Than 10 Messages Adjusting the Volume Limited Warranty Answering System Set Up Message Counter Before You Begin Message Counter Display Minutes Changing the Settings Modular Jack Requirements More Than 10 Messages Parts Checklist Playing Messages Equipment Approval Information Erasing All Messages Recording the Greeting...
  • Page 26 Cut out this remote access card so that you can take it with you to help you use the remote features. FOLD Press: Play messages ..........1 Play previous ..........7 (during message playback) Skip to next message ......9 (during message playback) Erase message ........0 (during message playback) Turn on answering system ....2...
  • Page 28 Visit the GE website at: A User Guide in Spanish is available at: Una Guía del Usuario en Español está disponible en: Thomson Inc. 101 West 103rd Street Model 29875 Indianapolis, IN 46290-1102 55897990 (Rev. 7 Dom E) ©...