Toshiba FT-8901 Owner's Manual
Toshiba FT-8901 Owner's Manual

Toshiba FT-8901 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 GETTING STARTED: DO THIS FIRST! FIRST, After unpacking your new cordless phone: CHARGE THE HANDSET BATTERY! • Set your new phone in an out-of-the-way place near a power outlet but where it will not be disturbed. • Plug the AC adaptor into the wall power outlet. •...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    FEATURES Toshiba America Consumer Products Inc. takes pride in presenting the cordless telephone and digital answering system. An all digital answering device provides many new conveniences not available on tape machines, such as repeat, skip and individual message delete. INTRODUCTION •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Preparation INTRODUCTION ......... .3 Features .
  • Page 5 Answering system USING THE MENU MODE ....... . .20 Recording the greeting message ......21 To change the greeting message .
  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury. 1 Read and understand all instructions. 2 Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3 Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 7 The RBRC Seal The RBRC (contained in our product) indicates that Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. (TACP) is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful lives, when taken out of service within the United States. The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing used nickel- cadmium batteries into the trash or municipal waste, which is illegal in some areas.
  • Page 8: Location Of Controls

    LOCATION OF CONTROLS HANDSET TALK/BATT LOW LED TALK button (page 15) TONE /TONE MODE button (page 14, 17) (Memory) button (page 18) MUTE button (page 17) Charging Contacts SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES: Modular Line Cord Part # RC008231 Antenna Speed Dial Index Card (back) Write down numbers stored in memory RDL/P...
  • Page 9: Base Unit

    CHARGE LED MENU button (page 20 to 24) button (page 20 to 24) For purchase of accessories, please call 1-877-644-7373. Rechargeable Battery Pack Toshiba TRB-8000 Part # RC004931 LOCATION OF CONTROLS SKIP FF TIME PLAY/STOP REW REPEAT DELETE button (page 26, 27)
  • Page 10: Installation

    INSTALLATION SETTING UP THE BASE UNIT (DESK TOP MOUNTING) For setting up the base unit follow the instructions below. Raise the antenna to a vertical position. Fasten the AC adaptor cord to prevent it from being disconnected. • Plug the AC adaptor firmly into the base unit and the AC 120V outlet. •...
  • Page 11: Setting Up The Base Unit (Wall Mounting)

    SETTING UP THE BASE UNIT (WALL MOUNTING) MOUNTING ON A STANDARD WALL PLATE: Insert the bracket’s tabs into the notches on the base. Flip the switch hook tab Raise the antenna. over so the tab holds the handset. • Route the cords through the guides. •...
  • Page 12: Charging The Battery Pack

    INSTALLATION CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK It is important to charge the battery for 12 to 16 hours continuously without any interruption before you use the handset for the first time. TALK/BATT LOW CHARGE Charging contacts NOTES: • Use only the supplied battery pack (TRB-8000 power source 600mAh, 3.6VDC) •...
  • Page 13 After the battery pack is fully charged; Operation While in use (Talk mode) While not in use (Standby mode) When the TALK/BATT LOW LED blinks, all handset buttons are disabled and the battery needs to be charged. If this occurs during a call, you hear short beeps.
  • Page 14: Setting The Dial Mode

    INSTALLATION Before using the handset, make sure to read the following instructions. TONE/ SETTING THE DIAL MODE Depending on your dialing system, set the mode as follows: Press and hold FLASH To set the dial mode for pulse dialing, press mode for tone dialing press A confirmation tone sounds to indicate the setting is complete.
  • Page 15: Basic Operation

    Before using the handset, make sure to read the following instructions. TONE/ MUTE MAKING A CALL Handset On The Base 1) Pick up the handset. TALK 2) Press 3) Listen for the dial tone. 4) Dial the number. TALK To hang up: Press , or return the handset to the base (Auto Standby).
  • Page 16: Redial

    BASIC OPERATION REDIAL Handset On The Base 1) Pick up the handset and press 2) Listen for the dial tone. 3) Press RDL/P OUT OF RANGE During a call, as you begin to move too far from the base unit, the noise increases.
  • Page 17: Base Speaker Volume Setting

    BASE SPEAKER VOLUME SETTING To adjust the base unit speaker volume, press while speaking. MUTE To mute a conversation, press To resume normal conversation, press TONE/ENTERING A PAUSE To temporarily switch to tone dial (When the base is set to pulse mode) To enter a pause within the dialing sequence INTERFERENCE OR STATIC...
  • Page 18: Memory Dialing

    MEMORY DIALING You can store up to 10 telephone numbers in the memory. NOTES: • Always press a button within 20 seconds or the phone will return to standby. • If you press a wrong button, an error tone sounds and the handset returns to standby mode.
  • Page 19: Inserting A Pause In Memory

    Enter the memory address (0 to 9) at which you wish to store the phone number stored in step 3. You will hear a long beep when the number is successfully stored. To store more telephone number, repeat steps 1 to 4. Return the handset to the base unit.
  • Page 20: Using The Menu Mode

    USING THE MENU MODE Menu mode allows you to setting following Answering System functions. MENU SELECT REW REPEAT LED display DELETE GREETING Menu No. Function Menu1 Menu2 Menu3 Menu4 Menu5 Menu6 Standby NOTES: • If you make no entries within 20 seconds, or 20 seconds pass after a voice prompt/guidance or greeting, you will hear a long beep and the answering machine return to standby.
  • Page 21: Recording The Greeting Message

    RECORDING THE GREETING MESSAGE You can record a personalized greeting message (up to 30 seconds) or use the pre-recorded message. When a call is received, the answering machine answers the call and plays the greeting message. Press once. MENU You hear the pre-recorded message or current greeting message.
  • Page 22: Setting The Clook

    USING THE MENU MODE SETTING THE CLOCK The answering machine announces the day and time that each message was recorded during a play back. Press twice. MENU The system announces the current time. Press You hear the current day and the LED display shows the numbers [ ] through [ Press...
  • Page 23: Setting The Security Code (Pin)

    SETTING THE SECURITY CODE (PIN) To access to your answering machine when you are away from home, you need to identify yourself with a security code or Personal Identification Number (PIN). You can select any two digit number between 00 and 99 as your security code (PIN). Press three times.
  • Page 24: Setting The Number Of Rings

    USING MENU MODE SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS Select one of four ring time setting ( : Toll server). Press five times. MENU The current ring time is displayed on the LED display. Press to change the ring time. Press SELECT appears.
  • Page 25: Using The Answering Machine

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE REW REPEAT LED display TURNING THE ANSWERING MACHINE ON & OFF Press to turn the answering machine on. The ANSWER LED ANSWER will light, and the number of messages appears on the LED display. The greeting message will be played and you hear a long beep. To turn off the answering machine, press off.
  • Page 26: Checking Clock Setting

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE CHECKING CLOCK SETTING You can check the time (day, hour, minute, AM, and PM) by using the Time stamp. To check the time, press PLAYING RECORDED MESSAGES The display shows the total number of recorded messages. If new messages have been recorded, the number blinks.
  • Page 27: Deleting Recorded Message

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE DELETING RECORDED MESSAGES To delete all messages: Press and hold DELETE messages. If there are messages that you have not listened to, an errer tone sounds and the messages will not be deleted. To delete individual messages: While playing back the message you want to delete, press The message is deleted and the next message will be played.
  • Page 28: Leaving A Memo Message

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE LEAVING A MEMO MESSAGE You can use the base unit to record a memo (up to 10 minutes), as a reminder to yourself or as a message for someone else in the household. A memo is stored and played back like any other incoming message, and the LED display will blink to indicate that a message has been received.
  • Page 29: Calling In From A Remote Location

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE CALLING IN FROM A REMOTE LOCATION You can retrieve messages or change answering machine settings by calling your phone from a touch-tone phone. Even if the answering machine has been left off, you can still access it by turning it on first. IF THE ANSWERING MACHINE IS OFF: Let the phone ring at least 10 times.
  • Page 30: Table Of Commands

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE TABLE OF COMMANDS OPERATION To repeat an incoming message; (during playback) To playback an incoming message (up to 4 minutes) To skip to the next message (during playback) To delete individual messages (during playback) To stop operation To turn the answering system on To record a memo message (up to 4 minutes)
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Should any problem occur with the unit, use the following simple tests to determine whether or not servicing is required. PROBLEM The handset battery • The charging contacts of the handset and base are not clean. pack does not charge. •...
  • Page 32 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM The handset does not • Ringer Volume setting is OFF position. ring when it is on the base. • The charging contacts of the handset and the base are not • The battery is several years old. CHARGE LED will not •...
  • Page 33 PROBLEM The answering • The recording capacity is full. → Delete the unnecessary message. machine does not answer the call. Aanswering machine • No message is recorded. → This is normal. does not play. The messages are not • The message was too long or too short. →...
  • Page 34: Warranty/Service

    If the unit is still in warranty, the remainder of the warranty period will also be null and void. It is the responsibility of users requiring service to report the need for service to the Toshiba dealer.
  • Page 35 TELEPHONE/TELEPHONE ANSWER MACHINE LIMITED WARRANTY Toshiba America Consumer Products.Inc(“TACP”) and Toshiba Hawaii,Inc.(“THI”) make the following limited warranties. These limited warranties extend to the original consumer purchaser or any person receiving this set as a gift from the original consumer purchaser and to no other purchaser or transferee.
  • Page 36: Remote Operation Cards

    (# and number) by pressing the keypad. To playback incoming and memo messages, press #2. To skip, press #3 OPERACIONES POR CONTROL REMOTO FT-8901 Llame a su teléfono desde un teléfono de teclado. Después que su teléfono conteste, introduzca # y el código de seguridad (PIN) presionando cada dígito durante 1 segundo como...
  • Page 37: Remote Operation Cards

  • Page 38 We suggest you record the following information and retain for your records along with your bill of sale or equipment document. Model no.__________________ Serial no.______________ Purchase date______________ Dealer_________________ Dealer address _____________________________________ © 2001 TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. UCZZ01315BZ RC009793 Printed in China...

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