Philips SE255 User Manual

Philips SE255 User Manual

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Use only rechargeable batteries.
Charge the handset for 24 hours before use.


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  • Page 1 Register your product and get support at Telephone Answering Machine Warning Use only rechargeable batteries. Charge the handset for 24 hours before use. CD255 SE255...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Important Power requirements Conformity Using GAP standard compliance Recycling & disposal Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields (“EMF”) Your phone What’s in the box Overview of your phone Display icons Overview of the base station Getting started Connect the base station 11 Install your phone 3.2.1 Install battery...
  • Page 4 8.1.1 Playback of messages via handset Delete all messages Turn the Answering Machine ON/OFF Play, Record, or Delete an Outgoing Message Set the answer mode Answering Machine settings 8.6.1 Ring Delay 8.6.2 Remote Access 8.6.3 Handset Screening 8.6.4 Setting the outgoing...
  • Page 5: Important

    • Never use any other battery than the one delivered with the product or recommended by Philips: risk of explosion. • Always use the cables provided with the product. • Handsfree activation could suddenly...
  • Page 6: Conformity

    158ºF). • Battery life may be shortened in low temperature conditions. Conformity We, Philips, declare that the product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. This product can only be connected to the analogue telephone networks of the countries mentioned on the packaging.
  • Page 7: Electric, Magnetic And

    Philips plays an active role in the development of international EMF and safety standards, enabling Philips to anticipate further developments in standardisation for early...
  • Page 8: Your Phone

    Your phone Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product at What’s in the box Handset 2 AAA rechargeable batteries User manual Note * You may find in the box the line adaptor delivered separately from the line cord. In this case, you have to connect the line adaptor to the line cord first before plugging the line cord to the line socket.
  • Page 9: Overview Of Your Phone

    Overview of your phone Earpiece Display See page 9 for an overview of the display icons. OK key o In idle mode: Long press to toggle between displaying the handset name and the date/time. In other modes: Select the function displayed on the screen.
  • Page 10 In other modes: Long press to return to idle mode. Short press to move to the previous menu level. Menu key m In idle mode: Go to the main menu. Redial key r Access the Redial list in idle mode. When making a call, press to redial the last number dialed.
  • Page 11: Display Icons

    Appears when the answering machine is activated. Blinks when messages have been received by the answering machine; blinks rapidly when answering machine memory is full. Indicates that the handset is registered and within range of the base station. Icon blinks when the handset is out of range or is searching for a base.
  • Page 12: Overview Of The

    Slow Blinking (1 second interval): Indicates that there are new messages. Fast Blinking (0.5 seconds interval): Indicates that the answering machine memory is full. Steady: Indicates that the answering machine is on. Off: when the answering machine is off. Your phone...
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting started Connect the base station Place the base station in a central location near the telephone line socket and electricity socket. Connect the line cord and the power cable to their corresponding connectors at the back of the base station.
  • Page 14: Install Battery

    base station before you can use the handset. 3.2.1 Install battery Warning Always use AAA rechargeable batteries supplied with your unit. If alkaline batteries are used instead of rechargeable batteries, “WARNING BATT” will show on the display and the battery icon will blink quickly. Slide out the battery cover.
  • Page 15: Using Multipacks

    Note Depending on your country, the WELCOME screen may not appear. In this case, you are not required to select your country/operator/language settings. You can still make outgoing calls or receive incoming calls without first defining your country selection. Press o to display a list of countries.
  • Page 16: Menu Structure

    Menu structure The chart below shows the menu tree of your phone. Press the menu key m to enter each option. Press c to go to the previous level in a menu. Use navigation keys n to navigate within the menus. Menus PHONEBOOK NEW ENTRY...
  • Page 19: Using Your Phone

    Using your phone Make a call 4.1.1 Predialling Dial the number (maximum 24 digits). Press t. • The call is initiated. You may insert a prefix number to the beginning of your predial number, see “Set Prefix” on page 31 for more information.
  • Page 20: Call Using Direct Access Memory

    4.1.7 Call using Direct Access Memory In idle mode, long press 1 or 2 to dial a stored direct access memory number. Note See section 5.5.6 for instructions on how to store, edit, and delete direct access memory numbers. 4.1.8 Enter a Dialing Pause Make a long press # after entering one or more digits to enter a pause in the dialling sequence.
  • Page 21: Use More Of Your Phone

    Use more of your phone Switch the handset on/off Press h for at least one second to switch the handset on. To switch it off, press and hold h in idle mode for at least 5 seconds. Keypad lock/unlock Press and hold * for 3 seconds to lock/ unlock the keypad in idle mode.
  • Page 22: Using Your Phonebook

    During a call, press l to activate the loudspeaker mode. Press l again to deactivate the loudspeaker mode. Using your Phonebook Your phone can store up to 100 phonebook memories. Each phonebook entry can have a maximum of 24 digits for the phone number and 12 characters for the name.
  • Page 23: Delete A Phonebook Entry

    • A validation tone is emitted. 5.5.4 Delete a phonebook entry Press m in idle mode, scroll n to PHONEBOOK and press o, scroll n to DELETE and press Scroll n to select an entry to delete and press o. DELETE? is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 24: Using The Redial List

    scroll n to DIRECT MEM. and press o. Scroll n to KEY 1 or KEY 2 and press o. • The stored number is displayed (if any). Press m to enter direct memory menu. Scroll n to DELETE and press CONFIRM? is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 25: Delete All Redial Numbers

    Note Press c to discard the deletion. The screen returns to the previous high menu level. 5.6.4 Delete all redial numbers Press r in idle mode and press Scroll n to DELETE ALL and press o. CONFIRM? is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 26: Delete A Call List Entry

    Note Press c to delete the last digit or character entered. 5.7.3 Delete a call list entry Press u in idle mode, scroll n to select an entry and press o, scroll n to DELETE and press o. DELETE? is displayed on the screen.
  • Page 27: Answer An External Call During Intercom

    Press h on the first handset to transfer the external call to the called handset. • The external call is transferred. Note If there is no answer from the called handset, press i to resume the external call. 5.8.3 Answer an external call during intercom During intercom, a new call tone is emitted when there is an incoming...
  • Page 28: Clock And Alarm Settings

    Scroll n to select an entry, then press t. • The first part is dialed. Enter the extension. • Each digit blinks to indicate dial out. 5.11 Clock and Alarm settings This feature allows you to set the date, time and alarm settings for your phone. The default date and time are 01/01 and 00:00 respectively.
  • Page 29: Set Alarm

    Change the Handset Name You can name the handset and display the handset name in idle mode. The default handset name of your handset is PHILIPS. Press m in idle mode, scroll n to PERSONAL SET and press o, and then press o again to enter HANDSET NAME.
  • Page 30: Set The Ring Melody

    Press m in idle mode, scroll n to PERSONAL SET and press o. Scroll n to HANDSET TONE and press o, and then press o again to enter RING VOLUME. Scroll n to your desired volume level and press o to confirm. •...
  • Page 31: Advanced Settings

    free talk mode. This allows you to charge the handset during calls. The default setting for auto hang up is Press m in idle mode, scroll n to PERSONAL SET and press o. Scroll n to AUTO HANG-UP and press o. The current setting is shown.
  • Page 32: Unregister

    base station is ready to accept registration. Note If no action is taken on the handset within 90 seconds, the registration procedure will be aborted. If this happens, repeat Step 1. On the handset, press m, scroll n to ADVANCED SET and press o, scroll n to REGISTER and press o.
  • Page 33: Reset Unit

    However, your phonebook as well as the unread messages of your answering machine will remain unchanged after reset. Note You may have to configure your phone once again.
  • Page 34: Change The Dial Mode

    Ring Volume LEVEL 3 Ring Melody MELODY 1 Earpiece/ Medium (VOLUME 3) Speaker Volume Key Beep Display COUNTRY Language DEPENDENT Auto Hang- Handset PHILIPS Name Time/Date 00:00; 01-01 Alarm Alarm Tone MELODY 2 Dial Mode COUNTRY DEPENDENT Recall Time COUNTRY DEPENDENT...
  • Page 35: Telephone Answering Machine (Tam)

    “Overview of the base station” (Section 2.4) for more details. You can also use the answering machine menu on the handset to access the answering machine functions. Those procedures are covered below. There is also a menu to set the answering machine options.
  • Page 36: Delete All Messages

    Turn the Answering Machine ON/OFF You can turn the answering machine on or off from the handset as follows. Press m in idle mode, scroll n to ANSW MACHINE and press PLAY is displayed. Scroll n to ANSW.
  • Page 37: Play, Record, Or Delete An Outgoing Message

    The language of the default outgoing message depends on the country selected in Welcome mode. You can set the answering machine to play a personalized outgoing message. See “Play, Record, or Delete an Outgoing Message” above.
  • Page 38: Answering Machine Settings

    • If there are new messages in the answering machine, it will pick up the line after 2 rings. • If there are no new messages in the answering machine, it will pick up the line after 6 rings.
  • Page 39: Handset Screening

    Note Operation is cancelled if the PIN code is not entered within 7 seconds. If the answering machine is off, the phone will enter into the remote access mode after 10 rings. A beep will then sound, prompting you to enter the PIN code.
  • Page 40: Technical Data

    • 82mm × 112.5mm × 118mm (H × D × W) Handset: • 135.5 grams • 162mm × 30.5mm × 48.5mm (H × D × W) SE255 Base: • 174 grams • 77mm × 115mm × 116.5mm (H × D × W) Handset: •...
  • Page 41: Frequently Asked Questions

    10 Frequently asked questions In this chapter, you will find the most frequently asked questions and answers about your phone. 10.1 Connection The handset does not switch on! • Charge the batteries: Put the handset on the base station to charge. After a...
  • Page 42: Product Behaviour

    • Reset the handset to revert to the default PIN code if it has been changed before (see “Reset Unit” on page 31). The answering machine does not record calls. • Make sure the answering machine is connected to the power adaptor, and Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 43 • Check if the answer machine is off, or Answer only mode is selected. • Check to see if the answering machine is memory full. If so, delete some or all messages. • Try switching off the power at the mains socket, and then turn it on again after 1 minute.
  • Page 44: Index

    Adjust earpiece or speaker volume 19 Advanced settings 29 Alarm Tone 27 Answer a call 18 Answer an external call 25 Answering Machine settings 36 Auto Hang-Up 28 Call from redial list 17 Call from the call log 17 Call from the phonebook 17...
  • Page 45 Technical data 38 Telephone answering machine 33 Text or number entry 19 Three-party conference call 25 Transfer an external call 24 Turn the Answering Machine ON/OFF 34 Unregister 30 Use more of your phone 19 Using your phone 17 Welcome mode 12...
  • Page 46 ©2008 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All rights reserved Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the written consent of the copyright owner Document number: 3111 285 41143 (GB)

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