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Motorola MD780 Series User Manual

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MD780 Series User Guide
Digital 5.8 GHz
Expandable Cordless Telephone System with
Answering Machine


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    MD780 Series User Guide Digital 5.8 GHz Expandable Cordless Telephone System with Answering Machine...

  • Page 2: Welcome

    Welcome Congratulations on your purchase of a Motorola product! Handset Overview Adjust volume Left soft key Scroll up or down Make or answer a call; switch between lines Talk using speakerphone Microphone Ring indicator Right soft key Earphone jack (2.5 connector) Cancel a command;...

  • Page 3: Base Station Controls

    Base Station Controls Charging LED Speaker LED Speakerphone Soft Keys The left and right soft keys perform the function displayed. For example, pressing the left soft key while PHONEBK is displayed, opens your list of phone numbers and names. Left Scroll up Right soft...

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    Product registration is an important step toward enjoying your new Motorola product. Registering helps us facilitate warranty service, and permits us to contact you should your Motorola product require an update or other service. Registration is not required for warranty coverage.

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    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 without warranty of any kind, either implied or...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Welcome ........i Important Safety Instructions .

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    Answering a Call ......22 Adjusting the Volume During a Call ....23 Inserting Pauses in a Number .

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    Deregistering an Expansion Handset ... 50 Motorola Limited Warranty ..... 52...

  • 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’s guide. 8. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords.

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    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 unplugged the power and phone from the wall.

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    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.

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    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.

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    • 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.

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    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 telephone to make or answer calls, you must charge the battery. This section provides the step-by-step instructions you will need. 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 Remove any stickers if present. Remove the battery door. Insert the battery into the battery compartment. Plug the battery connector into the receptacle in the battery compartment and replace the battery door.

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    Plug the power cord into the back of the base and into an outlet. Rest the handset in the base so the charging LED lights. For the initial charge, charge the battery for at least 16 hours. Charging LED fla sh ca nc el pqrs wx yz...

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    Note: Every time a battery is plugged in, the phone must be charged in the base for at least 10 seconds for the phone to properly restart.

  • Page 20: Installing Backup Batteries

    Installing Backup Batteries Four AA alkaline batteries (not included) can be installed into the base as backup in case of a power outage. With the back of the base facing you, press the cover latch to remove the battery compartment cover.

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    The base display has a battery meter to show status of the backup batteries.

  • Page 22: Using The Phone

    Using the Phone The display, soft keys, and navigation keys are used to select the various system features and functions. This section describes how to use these components to set up your preferences. For step-by-step instructions on setting personal preferences, see “Setting Up.” Using the Phone Display The main display: When the phone is not in use, the standby screen...

  • Page 23: Using The Soft Keys

    The menu display: In a menu display, points to the currently selected item, and b indicates there are more items above and below the currently selected item. Using the Soft Keys Two soft keys are used to select the functions shown above them on the display.

  • Page 24: Using The Navigation Key

    Using the Navigation Key The navigation key is used to scroll up and down through menu items, lists of settings, caller ID and redial lists, and the phonebook.

  • Page 25: Installation

    Installation Once your MD780 series phone is fully charged and ready for use, you can install it on a desktop or mount it to a wall. This section provides the step-by-step instructions you will need to install the phone. Installing the Phone on a Desk...

  • Page 26: Installing The Phone On The Wall

    Installing the Phone on the Wall Press the release button on the back of the base. Slide and lift the wall mount from the base. Turn the wall mount over so the key slot is facing upward. Align the holes of the wall mount with the feet of the base and push gently until the wall mount fits snugly into place.

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    4 Plug the power cord into the back of the base and into an electrical outlet. 5 Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the jack on the back of the base. Line up the tabs on the wall mount bracket with the holes on the back of the wall mount.

  • Page 28: Setting Up

    Once your handset is fully charged, you can set your own preferences. Personalizing Your Phone Personalize your phone (your MD780 series phone is expandable up to eight handsets) by setting unique ring tones, adjusting the ringer volume for day and night, and naming the handset and base unit.

  • Page 29: Setting The Ring Tone

    Setting the Ring Tone If you subscribe to a Caller ID service, you can set a specific ring tone for numbers stored in your handset’s phonebook and another for all other incoming calls. 1 Press MENU. 2 Scroll to Ringer. 3 Press SELECT.

  • Page 30: Setting Key Beeps On Or Off

    Setting Key Beeps On or Off Each time you press a key there is a beep. You can turn this feature off (the default setting is on), or set it to beep only when the ringer is on. 1 Press MENU. 2 Scroll to Ringer.

  • Page 31: Setting The Charging Led

    Setting the Charging LED Whenever the handset is resting in the charging cradle, the charging LED illuminates. You can control the brightness of the charging LED. 1 Select MENU and then scroll to and select CHARGING LED. 2 Select the brightness level you prefer. You can select ON, OFF, or NIGHT TIME OFF, which turns the charging LED off from 9 PM to 6 AM.

  • Page 32: Naming Your Handset And Base Unit

    Naming Your Handset and Base Unit Handsets registered to your base unit are assigned a default name of Handset(x), where x can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. You can change the name to something more useful, for example a location (Kitchen) or someone’s name (Ian).

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    The following table shows how many times to press each button on the handset to enter letters and special characters. Button space The first letter of the entry is an uppercase letter. To change the entry from uppercase to lowercase, press .

  • Page 34: Storing Area Codes For Caller Id

    Storing Area Codes for Caller ID You can store up to 5 area codes to make it easy to dial numbers from your list of caller ID calls. For example, if you store 954 in 10-digit format, when you receive a call from that area code, the phone number is stored in your call list with all 10 digits.

  • Page 35: Setting The Date And Time

    4 Select FORMAT to scroll through the formats. Stop at the format you want to set for the area code, then scroll down to move to the next area code. 5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to store up to 4 more area codes.

  • Page 36: Setting The Language

    Setting the Language 1 Select MENU. 2 Scroll to Language and select SELECT. 3 Scroll until points to the language you want. 4 Select DONE. 5 Select EXIT to return to the standby screen, or scroll to a different menu option. Setting Touch Tone or Pulse Dialing Your handset uses touch tone dialing by default.

  • Page 37: Using The Phone

    Using the Phone Making a Call Press . When you hear the dial tone, dial the number. Enter the phone number, then press . This lets you see the phone number on the display before the number is dialed. During a call, a timer on the display shows the length of the call.

  • Page 38: Adjusting The Volume During A Call

    Adjusting the Volume During a Call Inserting Pauses in a Number When you call a number featuring a pause, the phone waits 3 seconds before transmitting the next digits in the dialing sequence. This is useful, for example, when you have to dial 9 to get a dial tone or for accessing a voicemail system.

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    For example, if you frequently access your bank account information over the phone, you can store your account number and PIN in the phonebook, and then access them during the call instead of entering them manually each time. 1 While on a call, scroll until you want to recall.

  • Page 40: Using The Speakerphone

    Using the Speakerphone To make a call using the speakerphone, from the base or handset, press HANDSFREE and dial the number. Note: For optimal handset speakerphone sound quality, make sure the belt clip is on. This raises the handset up so it is not lying flat (the speakerphone is on the back of the handset).

  • Page 41: Putting A Call On Hold

    Putting a Call on Hold Press the soft key HOLD. To return to the call, press soft key UNHOLD or When a call is on hold, you can use the intercom features (see the “Using the Intercom” section). Redialing a Number To redial the last number dialed, press and then press REDIAL.

  • Page 42: Using The Phonebook

    Using the Phonebook Storing numbers in the phonebook makes it easy to dial numbers you call frequently. You can enter numbers directly into the phonebook or add them from the caller ID or redial list. Each handset has its own phonebook, which can hold 50 names and numbers.

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    The following table shows how many times to press each button on the handset or base keypad to enter letters and special characters. Button space The first letter of the entry is an uppercase letter. To change the entry from uppercase to lowercase, press .

  • Page 44: Storing A Recently Called Number

    Storing a Recently Called Number 1 Press REDIAL. The display shows the last four numbers you dialed, with the most recent number at the top. 2 Scroll until points to the number you want to store. 3 Press STORE. 4 Enter the name (up to 12 characters). The flashing underline shows the input cursor position.

  • Page 45: Storing A Caller Id Number

    Storing a Caller ID Number 1 From the caller ID list, select OPTIONS. 2 Scroll to STORE and select SELECT. The caller’s name is displayed in the Name field. If changes need to be made, select DELETE to erase characters to the left of the input cursor. See “Storing a New Number”...

  • Page 46: Deleting A Phonebook Entry

    press . A flashing square indicates that you are in the uppercase text entry mode. A flashing cursor indicates that you are in the lowercase text entry mode. 5 Scroll down to the phone number field and modify as necessary. 6 Scroll down.

  • Page 47: Copying A Phonebook Entry

    Copying a Phonebook Entry You can copy phonebook entries from your private phonebook to the shared phonebook and vice versa. 1 Select PHONEBK and scroll to any phonebook entry. 2 Select OPTIONS. 3 When in your private phonebook, to copy an entry to the shared phonebook, select COPY TO SHARED.

  • Page 48: Using Caller Id

    Using Caller ID If you subscribe to caller ID service, the caller’s name and/or number are displayed when you receive an incoming call. If information on the caller is not available, or if you do not subscribe to Caller ID service, INCOMING CALL is displayed.

  • Page 49: Deleting Caller Id Calls

    Deleting Caller ID Calls 1 From the caller ID list, select OPTIONS. 2 Scroll to DELETE (to delete the current caller ID entry) or DELETE ALL (to delete all caller ID records) and select SELECT. If you select Delete All, select YES at the Delete All? prompt.

  • Page 50: Multihandset Functions

    (up to eight) handsets registered to the base station. You can expand your phone system by adding up to eight compatible Motorola MD780 series expansion handsets. Expansion handsets do not require connection to a phone line. You can place the handset and its charging base anywhere a standard electrical outlet is available.

  • Page 51: Using The Intercom

    Using the Intercom The handsets and base station can be used as an intercom system, allowing you to talk to people in other parts of your home. 1 Press INTERCOM. If you only have one additional handset, pressing INTERCOM automatically pages the handset. If you have multiple handsets, a list of handsets is displayed.

  • Page 52: Transferring Calls To Other Handsets

    AFTER 3 RINGS: The handset automatically answers a page after three rings. 4 Select EXIT to return to the standby screen, or scroll to a different menu option. Transferring Calls to Other Handsets 1 Select HOLD. 2 Press INTERCOM. If you only have one additional handset, pressing INTERCOM automatically pages the handset.

  • Page 53: Conference Calling

    Conference Calling Multiple handsets can participate in a call. When only one handset is on a call, LINE IN USE is displayed. Once additional handsets join the call, ON CONFERENCE is displayed. To connect to a call from an additional handset, press or HANDSFREE.

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    MONITORING (HANDSET NAME) is displayed on the handset from which you are monitoring. To stop monitoring, select CANCEL or handset. Monitoring also stops whenever an incoming call is answered. on either...

  • Page 55: Using The Answering Machine

    Using the Answering Machine The answering machine stores up to 15 minutes of messages and/or memos. You can listen to your messages from the base station, from the handset, or remotely. You can also set your phone to automatically forward answering machine messages to another phone number.

  • Page 56: Setting Up The Answering Machine

    Setting Up the Answering Machine You can set up the answering machine from a handset or the base station. Turning the Answering Machine On or Off 1 Select MENU and then scroll to and select ANS MACH SETUP. 2 Scroll to and select ANSWER ON/OFF. 3 Scroll to and select ON or OFF and then select DONE.

  • Page 57: Erasing An Outgoing Message

    Erasing an Outgoing Message You can erase a personally recorded message; the default greeting cannot be erased. 1 Select MENU and then scroll to and select ANS MACH SETUP. 2 Scroll to and select OUTGOING MSG. 3 Scroll to and select ERASE OGM. 4 Select YES.

  • Page 58: Setting The Number Of Rings Before The Answering Machine Picks Up

    Setting the Number of Rings Before the Answering Machine Picks Up You can specify how many times you want your phone to ring before the answering machine picks up the call. 1 Select MENU and then scroll to and select ANS MACH SETUP.

  • Page 59: Recording A Memo

    Recording a Memo To record a message that you can play back later, press and hold MEMO on the base station. Release the button to stop recording. Setting Voice Prompts You can set your voice mail prompts to either English, Spanish, or French. 1 Select MENU and then scroll to and select Ans Mach Setup.

  • Page 60: Using The Answering Machine Controls

    Using the Answering Machine Controls Checking Messages from the Base Station Press i Press g Press h Press Checking Messages from a Handset 1 Select MENU, then scroll to and select MESSAGES. 2 Scroll to and select the function you want. The functions are: 1: REVIEW 2: PLAY/STOP...

  • Page 61: Checking Messages Remotely

    Checking Messages Remotely If you have a touch-tone phone, you can access your messages remotely. 1 Call your home. 2 When the answering machine picks up the call, press and then enter your security ID number. A synthesized voice prompts you with instructions.

  • Page 62: Message Forwarding

    Message Forwarding Your Motorola phone can be set to automatically forward answering machine messages to another phone number. To set up the phone number: 1 Select MENU and then scroll to and select ANS MACH SETUP. 2 Scroll to and select FORWARD MSGS.

  • Page 63: Screening Calls

    Screening Calls You can screen a call by allowing the answering machine to pick up and listening to the message as it is being recorded. 1 When RECORDING INCOMING MESSAGE is displayed, select SCREEN. 2 To answer the call, press to the incoming message, press .

  • Page 65: New Expansion Handsets

    Your MD780 series phone system is expandable up to eight handsets. Use the steps below to register any new MD780 series phone expansion handsets to your base unit.

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    Quickly and fully press and release register handset” displays. Press to register another handset, or press Note: When replacing handsets, you must deregister the old handset before replacing it with a new one. If you do not, the expansion slot used by the handset you wish to replace will be permanently inaccessible.

  • Page 67: 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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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