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  • Page 1 A690 - A690 AS690 - AS690 The most up-to-date user guide can be found at
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Overview ................4 Safety precautions .
  • Page 3 Contents Extending the functionality of the phone ..........30 Multiple handsets .
  • Page 4: Overview

    Overview Overview 5 Message key Access to the call and message lists; flashes: new message or new call New messages in the call list / network mailbox list are shown on the display by message New messages. 6 Talk key / Handsfree key ¥...
  • Page 5 Overview Base without answer machine Registration/paging key Locate a handset (paging): Press briefly Registering handsets: Press and hold Base with answer machine A Volume keys (– = quieter; + = louder) During message playback: adjust the speech volume While the phone is ringing: adjust the ringtone volume B Registration/paging key ¤...
  • Page 6 Overview Symbols used in the user guide Symbols Warnings, the non-adherence to which can result in damage to devices or personal injury. Important information regarding function and appropriate handling or functions that could generate costs. Prerequisite for carrying out the following action. Additional helpful information.
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    If you use a medical device (e.g. a pacemaker), please contact the device manufacturer. They will be able to advise you regarding the susceptibility of the device to external sources of high frequency energy (for the specifications of your Gigaset product see "Technical data").
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting started Getting started Package contents • One base, one power adapter, one phone cable • One handset, two batteries, one battery cover, one user guide Models with multiple handsets, per handset: • One handset, one charging cradle with power adapter, two batteries and one battery cover Position the base on a level, non-slip surface at a central point in the flat or house.
  • Page 9: Handset

    Getting started Connecting the base to the router You can also operate the telephone on the analogue connection of a router. ¤ Connect the phone jack and connect it to the analogue port of a router Device without answer machine Device with answer machine Any echoes can be reduced by enabling XES Mode ( page 31).
  • Page 10: Changing The Display Language

    Getting started Setting up the handset for use The display is protected by a plastic film. Please remove the protective film. Inserting the batteries Only use rechargeable batteries, as this could otherwise result in significant health risks and personal injury. For example, the outer casing of the batteries could be damaged beyond repair or the batteries could explode.
  • Page 11 Getting started Setting date and time Set the date/time so that the correct date and time can be assigned to incoming calls and to enable the alarm to be used. ¤ Menu Settings Date/Time Enter the date (day, month and year) in 6-digit format Enter the time (hours and minutes) in 4-digit format (Display: Saved)
  • Page 12: Operating The Handset

    Operating the handset Operating the handset Switch the handset on and off ¤ Switching on: When the handset is switched off, press and hold the End call key ¤ Switching off: When the handset is in idle mode, press and hold the End call key When you place a switched-off handset into the base or the charging cradle, it switches on auto- matically after about 30 seconds.
  • Page 13: Display

    Operating the handset Display Display keys The display keys perform a range of functions depending on the operating situation. Menu Current display key functions Display keys ¤ Press the display key . . . Function shown in display above. Open the main menu / submenu Menu Confirm menu function / save entry Back one menu level...
  • Page 14: Menu Navigation

    Operating the handset Menu navigation The functions of your phone are displayed in a menu comprising several levels. Menu overview: page 45 ¤ When the phone is in idle, press the Display key Menu or the control key (right) . . . the menu opens.
  • Page 15: Making Calls

    Making calls Making calls Making a call ¤ Enter the number Press the Talk key . . . The number is dialled ¤ Press and hold the Talk key . . . The dial tone can be heard Enter the number To change the receiver volume during a call: to set the volume Ending a call / cancelling dialling:...
  • Page 16: Handsfree Mode

    Making calls Handsfree mode In handsfree mode, you switch on the loudspeaker so that you can hear the caller without holding the handset to your ear. Enabling/disabling handsfree mode during a call and when listening to the local answer machine (if available): ¤...
  • Page 17 Making calls Making an internal consultation call / Forwarding a call Call an external subscriber and transfer the call to an internal subscriber or hold a consultation call with him or her. ¤ Select as required the handset or Calling all HS OK .
  • Page 18: Calling Line Identification

    Making calls Calling Line Identification During a call, the caller's number is transferred (CLI = Calling Line Identification) and can be displayed on the recipient's display (CLIP = CLI Presentation). When the caller's number is with- held, it is not show on the called party’s display. The call is made anonymously (CLIR = CLI Restric- tion).
  • Page 19 Making calls Entering a preselection number ¤ Menu Settings Base Preselection Presel. Number Enter the number or use number from directory Create list of prefix numbers with preselection ¤ Menu Settings Base Preselection With Preselect Select the list entry (1 – 11) Enter (the initial digits of ) the prefix number for which the preselection number is to be used Select different list...
  • Page 20: Call/Message Lists

    Call/message lists Call/message lists The phone saves information about various events in lists: • Call list: Numbers of all incoming and missed calls • Answer machine list: Messages on the local answer machine (if available) • Network mailbox list: Messages on the network mailbox An advisory tone sounds as soon as a new entry appears on one of the lists.The default is the message key (on the left Display key) flashing and New messages being shown on the display.
  • Page 21: Message List

    Directory Opening the call list ¤ Press the Display key . . . The list selection is opened CallsList The entry shows: number of new entries + number of old, read entries CallsList 01+02 Open list: OK . . . The last incoming call is displayed ¤...
  • Page 22: Additional Functions

    Directory Selecting a directory entry ¤ Open the directory ¤ to scroll to the entry until the required name is selected. ¤ Enter the first character of the name scroll as required with to the entry. Assigning quick-dial keys ¤ Select entry Menu Shortcut...
  • Page 23: Local Answer Machine (If Available)

    Local answer machine (if available) Local answer machine (if available) Either the handset or the keys on the base are used to personalise settings on and operate the answer machine. The following sections describe operation from the handset. Operation from the keys on the base Overview –...
  • Page 24: Operation Using The Handset

    Local answer machine (if available) Recording time: ¤ Message Length Maximum / 1 Minute / 2 Minutes / 3 Minutes Listening in during recording: ¤ Call Screening Handset / Base OK ( = enabled) Disable listening in for the current recording: ¤...
  • Page 25: Operation When On The Move (Remote Operation)

    Local answer machine (if available) Actions during playback ¤ Stop playback: ¤ Press again Continue playback: Menu Continue ¤ Go to the next message: During playback of the info block ¤ Go to the start of the previous message: ¤ Skip the information block: During playback of the content ¤...
  • Page 26: Network Mailbox

    Network mailbox Enabling the answer machine ¤ Call the telephone connection and let it ring until the announcement Please enter your PIN (approx. 50 seconds)..Use to enter the phone's system PIN within 10 seconds . . . The answer machine is enabled, the remaining memory is announced and messages are played back The answer machine cannot be disabled remotely.
  • Page 27: Playing Messages

    Network mailbox Playing messages ¤ From the menu: Menu Answer Machine Play Messages Net Mailbox ¤ Using key 1: Press and hold key key 1 is assigned to the network mailbox) ¤ From the message list: Press the Display key .
  • Page 28: Additional Functions

    Additional functions Additional functions Alarm clock Date and time have been set. Turning the alarm clock on and off ¤ Menu Alarm Clock Activation OK ( = turned on) ¤ Enter the wake-up time in minutes and second Alarm clock turned on: Instead of the date, the display shows the wake-up time and left of it the alarm clock symbol.
  • Page 29: Protection From Undesired Calls

    Additional functions Disabling radiation in idle mode These wireless signals are also disabled with the No Radiation setting. ¤ Menu Settings Base ECO DECT No Radiation = Radiation disabled) All handsets registered must support this feature. For speedy set-up of connections for incoming calls, the handset keeps switching to “ready to receive”...
  • Page 30: Extending The Functionality Of The Phone

    (1 to 4). If internal numbers 1 to 4 are already assigned to other devices, number 4 is overwritten. De-registering a handset You can de-register any other registered handset from any registered Gigaset handset. ¤ Menu Settings...
  • Page 31: Repeater Support

    Exit: ¤ Briefly press the Register/Paging key on the base ¤ Press on a handset Repeater support A repeater increases the receiving range between the Gigaset handset and base. Enabling Repeater mode for the base: ¤ Menu Settings Base Additional...
  • Page 32 Extending the functionality of the phone Setting the flash time ¤ Menu The digit for the current flash time flashes: 0 = 80 ms; 1 = 100 ms; 2 = 120 ms; 3 = 400 ms; 4 = 250 ms; 5 = 300 ms; 6 = 600 ms; 7 = 800 ms Enter digit Changing pause after line seizure...
  • Page 33: Phone Settings

    Phone settings Phone settings Date and time Setting Set the date/time so that the correct date and time can be assigned to incoming calls and to ena- ble the alarm to be used. ¤ Menu Settings Date/Time Enter the date (day, month and year) in 6-digit format Enter the time (hours and minutes) in 4-digit format Accept...
  • Page 34: Audio

    Phone settings Audio Call volume Adjust the receiver volume or handsfree function on 5 levels. ¤ Menu Audio Settings Handset Volume Earpiece / Speaker . . . The current setting is displayed Select the volume OK ( = selected) Tone quality Change the tone quality of the receiver to how you want it.
  • Page 35: Advis.tones

    Phone settings Enabling/disabling ringtone with time control Enter a time period during which the handset should suspend ringing to indicate external calls, such as during the night. Enabling/disabling Time Control On the handset: ¤ Menu Settings Handset Time Control Activation OK ( = enabled) On the base (with answer machine):...
  • Page 36: System

    Phone settings System Changing the system PIN ¤ Menu Settings Base System PIN Enter the current 4-digit system PIN (default: 0000) Enter the new 4-digit system PIN Resetting the system PIN Resetting the base to the original PIN code 0000: ¤...
  • Page 37: Customer Service & Assistance

    Customer Service & Assistance Customer Service & Assistance Do you have any questions? As a Gigaset customer, you can find help quickly in this User Manual and in the service section of our Gigaset online portal In our constantly updated online service you can find: •...
  • Page 38: Questions And Answers

    Customer Service & Assistance Questions and answers If you have any questions about the use of your telephone, please go to where help is available at any time. The table below contains a list of common problems and possible solutions.
  • Page 39: Guarantee Certificate - United Kingdom And Ireland

    In the case of new devices and their components exhibiting defects resulting from manufacturing and/or material faults within 24 months of purchase, Gigaset Communications shall, at its own option and free of charge, either replace the device with another device reflecting the current state of the art, or repair the said device.
  • Page 40: Guarantee Certificate - Greece

    In the case of new devices and their components exhibiting defects resulting from manufacturing and/or material faults within 24 months of purchase, Gigaset Communications shall, at its own option and free of charge, either replace the device with another device reflecting the current state of the art, or repair the said device.
  • Page 41: Manufacturer's Advice

    Data protection We at Gigaset take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously. It is precisely for this reason that we are ensuring all our products feature "Privacy by Design" as standard. All information we collect is used to make our products as good as possible.
  • Page 42: Care

    Manufacturer‘s advice Disposal Batteries should not be disposed of in general household waste. Observe the local waste disposal regulations, details of which can be obtained from your local authority. All electrical and electronic equipment must be disposed of separately from general household waste using the sites designated by local authorities.
  • Page 43: Technical Data

    Capacity: 400 - 1000 mAh Handset operating times/charging times The operating time of your Gigaset depends on the capacity of the battery, its age and the way it is used. (All times are maximums). Standby time (hours) 180 / 110* Talktime (hours) Operating time for 1.5 h of calls per day (hours)
  • Page 44: Character Set Tables

    Technical data Character set tables Entering letters/characters ¥ Press the relevant key several times. ¥ Briefly press the Hash key to switch from mode “Abc” to “123”, from “123” to “abc” and from “abc” to “Abc”. Standard characters 1x 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x 7x 8x 9x 10x 11x 12x 13x 14x 15x £...
  • Page 45: Menu Tree

    Menu tree Menu tree Not all functions described in the user guide are available in all countries or from all network providers. Opening the main menu: Press the display key Menu when the handset is in the idle mode. Alarm Clock Activation page 28 Wake-upTime...
  • Page 46: Ringer Volume

    Menu tree Settings Date/Time page 33 Handset Language page 33 Big Dial Font page 33 Contrast page 33 Time Control Activation / Settings page 35 An.Call Silent page 35 Auto Answer page 15 Register HS page 30 De-register HS page 30 Reset Handset page 36 Base...
  • Page 47: Index

    Index Index Change call volume ......permanently ......
  • Page 48 Index ..... . Enabling Last number redial ..... .
  • Page 49 Index ..... . . Pause after R key Searching ..... . Phone number in the directory .
  • Page 50 Issued by Gigaset Communications GmbH Frankenstr. 2a, D-46395 Bocholt © Gigaset Communications GmbH 2019 Subject to availability. All rights reserved. Rights of modification reserved.

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