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2.4 ghz cordless telephone with answering machine


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MA3160 Series User Guide
2.4 GHz Cordless Telephone with
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  • Page 1 MA3160 Series User Guide 2.4 GHz Cordless Telephone with Answering Machine...
  • Page 2 1-800-353-2729 U.S.A. 1-800-461-4575 Canada 1-888-390-6456 TTY (Text Telephone) Motorola reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of Motorola to provide notification of such revision or change. Motorola provides this guide...
  • Page 3: Welcome

    Please retain your original dated sales receipt for your records. Your must show proof of purchase, and return the defective product to Motorola, a working unit is sent after the defective product is received. Registration is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 4 Handset Features Overview Volume control Access Caller ID/ Scroll down Make/Answer call/ Switch between active calls Switch between Pulse (Rotary) and Tone Switch to another channel Microphone Antenna Earphone jack (2.5 mm connector) Access Directory/ Scroll up Select options/ Transfer call End call/ Cancel command Mute button...
  • Page 5 Base Unit Overview...
  • Page 6 Stand Alone Charger Overview Charge LED...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Welcome ........i Important Safety Instructions .
  • Page 8 Setting the Answering Machine Features ..28 Accessing the Answering Machine Remotely ..29 Motorola Limited Warranty ..... 30...
  • Page 9: Important Safety Instructions

    Use a damp cloth for cleaning. 7. Do not disassemble this product. If service or repair work is required, contact the Motorola address found in the back of this user guide. 8. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords.
  • Page 10: Installation Guidelines

    Unplug this cordless phone immediately from an outlet if: • The power cord or plug is damaged or frayed. • Liquid has been spilled into the product. • The product has been exposed to rain or water. Do not retrieve the handset or base until after you have un- plugged the power and phone from the wall.
  • Page 11 8. Use only the power supply that came with this unit. Using other power supplies may damage the unit. 9. Because cordless phones operate on electricity, you should have at least one phone in your home that isn’t cordless, in case the power in your home goes out.
  • Page 12: Fcc Information

    FCC Information This equipment complies with Parts 15 and 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must comply with applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA.
  • Page 13 Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information. If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this cordless phone does not disable your alarm equipment.
  • Page 14 • Inform you of your right to bring a complaint to the Commission pursuant to procedures set forth in Subpart E of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations. The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment.
  • Page 15 The FCC requires this product to be serviced only by Motorola or its authorized service agents. CAUTION / WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola could void not only the user's authority to operate the equipment, but also the limited warranty.
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    Getting Started Before you can use your new Motorola telephone to make or receive calls, you must charge the batteries. Battery Safety Instructions Do not burn, disassemble, mutilate, or puncture the • battery. The battery contains toxic materials that could be released, resulting in injury.
  • Page 17: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Your MA3160 series telephone comes with a Base Unit with Answering Machine and a Stand Alone Charger. Use the Charger to charge one of your two Handsets. See “Installation” on page 7 for step-by- step instructions on installing the Base Unit.
  • Page 18 (Note: For the initial charge, please charge the battery for at least 15 hours.)
  • Page 19 Replace the battery door. Attach the Belt Clip. (optional)
  • Page 20 Plug the power cord into the bottom of the Charger and into an electrical outlet. Place the handset in the Charger. Charge the battery for at least 15 hours before using for the first time. The glowing LED light indicates that the handset is charging. Charge LED...
  • Page 21: Handset Display Overview

    Handset Display Overview Use the at-a-glance image below to familiarize yourself with the MA3160 series handset’s display. See “Personalizing Your Handset” on page 8 for step-by-step instructions on setting preferences. Main Display Screen Name and number display area Battery status...
  • Page 22: Installation

    Installation Note: Install the Base Unit away from electronic equipment, such as computers, televisions, or microwave ovens. Avoid excessive heat, cold, dust, or moisture. 1 Select a location convenient to both an electrical outlet and a telephone jack. 2 Insert the telephone and power cords into the bottom of the Base Unit.
  • Page 23: Setting Up

    Setting Up After your handsets are fully charged, you are ready to set your personal preferences. Personalizing Your Handset Personalize each handset by selecting distinguishing ring tones or you can extend the time between charges by turning off the ringer. Selecting Ring Tones With your handset off, select from the four different ring tones available.
  • Page 24: Selecting Language Preference

    Selecting Language Preference 1 Press PROGRAM 2 Scroll to 3 Scroll to your desired language ( FRENCH 4 Press sel/transfer. Setting Touch Tone or Pulse Dialing Your telephone is preset for touch tone dialing. If your telephone dial service is pulse (rotary) only, you must change the settings.
  • Page 25: Setting Date And Time

    Setting Date and Time If you subscribe to Caller ID service through your telephone company, the date and time will set automatically with the first incoming call. If you do not have Caller ID service, set the date and time manually for both handsets. 1 Press on the handset.
  • Page 26: Using The Handset

    Using the Handset Making a Call Press . When you hear the dial tone, dial the number. Enter the phone number, then press . You can see the phone number on the display before it is dialed. Use the cid button to make corrections.
  • Page 27: Locating A Misplaced Handset

    Locating a Misplaced Handset Press on the Base Unit. The handsets beep. PAGE (The page continues for approximately two minutes if unanswered or canceled.) Press again to stop paging the handsets. PAGE Press on any handset. Place the handset on the Base Unit or Charger to stop paging.
  • Page 28: Forwarding A Call

    Forwarding a Call Transfer a call at any time to the second handset by following the steps below. 1 Press sel/transfer. The display reads . The second handset display reads CALL CALL TRANSFERRING 2 Press sel/transfer on the second handset to complete the transfer.
  • Page 29: Common Display Messages

    Common Display Messages Incoming call. Waiting for a dial tone. Handset is changing to another of the 30 channels available. Base unit is paging the Hands. Battery needs to be recharged.
  • Page 30: Storing Numbers In Memory

    Storing Numbers in Memory You can enter numbers directly into the phonebook, or add them from the Caller ID list. Each handset has its own phonebook which holds up to 50 names and numbers. Nine of the 50 locations are dedicated for Speed Dial numbers. Assigning Speed Dial Numbers Number keys 1 through 9 are the memory locations for speed dial.
  • Page 31 The chart below shows how many times to press each button on the handset to enter letters and special characters. Use the scroll keys to backspace to make corrections. Button 6 Press Program or sel/transfer to save the name. The display reads Enter Number.
  • Page 32: Dialing Speed Dial Numbers

    Dialing Speed Dial Numbers 1 Press and hold the location number (1-9). 2 Press Editing Speed Dial Numbers 1 Press and hold the memory location number (1- 9) you wish to edit. 2 Press sel/transfer when the entry is displayed. 3 Scroll to Edit.
  • Page 33: Erasing Speed Dial Numbers

    Erasing Speed Dial Numbers 1 Press and hold the memory location number (1- 9) you wish to delete. 2 Press sel/transfer when the entry is displayed. 3 Scroll to ERASE 4 Select to erase the entry. 5 Press sel/transfer. Entering Numbers into Phonebooks 1 Press PROGRAM 2 Scroll to...
  • Page 34 Use the table below to enter letters and special characters. Use the scroll keys to backspace to make corrections. Button 5 Press PROGRAM The display reads 6 Enter the phone number (up to 24 digits), or press REDIAL a pause by pressing 7 Press PROGRAM display reads...
  • Page 35: Editing Or Erasing A Programmed Number

    Editing or Erasing a Programmed Number 1 Press dir. 2 Scroll to the desired entry using the dir keys. 3 Press sel/transfer. 4 Scroll to , or EDIT 5 Press sel/transfer to select option. 6 Select to make corrections, or scroll to EDIT and press ERASE...
  • Page 36: Storing A Caller Id Entry In The Phonebook

    Storing a Caller ID Entry in the Phonebook 1 Press cid 2 Scroll to the desired entry. 3 Press # if you wish to change the dialing format (7, 10, or 11 digits) for the entry. 4 Scroll to 5 Press sel/transfer three times. 6 Select displayed next to the entry.
  • Page 37: Deleting A Specific Caller Id Listing

    Deleting a Specific Caller ID Listing 1 Press cid 2 Scroll to the entry you want to delete. 3 Press sel/transfer. The display reads and the phone number. 4 Scroll to to erase the entry. 5 Press sel/transfer. A long beep confirms the deletion.
  • Page 38: Using The Answering Machine

    Using the Answering Machine Your new answering machine has audio prompts that guide you through setting up and accessing the different features. The answering machine has three mailboxes that can be assigned to different users, and stores up to 15 minutes of messages and/or memos.
  • Page 39: Setting Up The Answering Machine

    Setting Up the Answering Machine If you subscribe to Caller ID service with your telephone company, the date and time automatically sets with the first incoming call. (You must set the year manually.) If you do not subscribe to the service, set the time for the answering machine and handsets manually.
  • Page 40: Recording Outgoing Message (Ogm)

    messages: “Thank you for calling, please try again later.” You can record a personal announcement or use the prerecorded message. Recording Outgoing Message (OGM) 1 Press MENU ” CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT 2 Press MEMO RECORDING 3 Facing the Base Unit, record your message. You have up to 90 seconds.
  • Page 41: Common Answering Machine Display Messages

    Common Answering Machine Display Messages 1 – 99 0 – 99 Counting 1 to 99 99 Flashing 1 – 8, steady for one second 40 – 99 ON or OFF Normal Display — —, Flashing Notes: Your system stores up to 99 messages (approximately 15 minutes of recorded messages, memos, and announcements) until you delete them.
  • Page 42 • Incoming messages cannot exceed four minutes. • Mailboxes with new messages flash and glow. • Mailboxes with both old and new messages will play the new messages first. Press the mailbox number again to hear all messages. • Prior to playing a message, the system announces the day and time it was received.
  • Page 43: Setting The Answering Machine Features

    Setting the Answering Machine Features 1 Press until the desired feature MENU is announced. 2 Press CHANGE is announced. 3 Press to save selection. TIME 4 Press to move to the next feature, or a MENU mailbox button to exit. AUDIO FEATURE PROMPTS Change Remote...
  • Page 44: Accessing The Answering Machine Remotely

    Accessing the Answering Machine Remotely You can listen to your messages from anywhere using a touch tone telephone. 1 Enter your two digit remote access code during the OGM. The machine announces the number of messages. 2 Press the required key(s) to access the available commands.
  • Page 45: Motorola Limited Warranty

    Consumer Products, Accessories, and Software Purchased in the United States or Canada What Does this Warranty Cover? Subject to the exclusions contained below, Motorola, Inc. warrants its cordless telephones ("Products"), Motorola- branded or certified accessories sold for use with these Products ("Accessories"), and Motorola software contained...
  • Page 46 Products or Accessories for commercial purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) Acts of God or nature, or other acts which are not the fault of Motorola, are excluded from coverage. Use of Non-Motorola Products and Accessories.
  • Page 47 This warranty extends to the first end-user purchaser, only. What will Motorola Do? Motorola, at its option, will at no charge repair, or replace any Products, Accessories or Software that does not conform to this warranty. We may use functionally equivalent reconditioned/refurbished/pre-owned or new Products, Accessories or parts.
  • Page 48 Products associated with such Motorola software. No other use, including without limitation disassembly of such Motorola software or exercise of the exclusive rights reserved for Motorola, is permitted.
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