Philips SE6591B/17 User Manual

Philips SE6591B/17 User Manual

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Charge the handset for 24 hours before use.
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  • Page 1 Register your product and get support at US-EN Telephone Answering Machine Warning Use only rechargeable batteries. Charge the handset for 24 hours before use. SE659...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Important Safety Instructions Environment and safety 6 Safety information Power requirements Battery requirements Telephone connection Environmental care Precautions Equipment Approval Information 2.7.1 Notification to the Local Telephone Company 2.7.2 Rights of the Phone Company Interference Information Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) 2.10 FCC RF Radiation Exposure...
  • Page 4 Answer a call on the other line End a call Using the Redial list 8.5.1 Access Redial list 8.5.2 View redial number details 36 8.5.3 Save a redial number into the phonebook 8.5.4 Delete a redial number 8.5.5 Delete all redial numbers Use more of your phone Switch the handset off/on 38...
  • Page 5 12.4 Select the Display Wallpaper (Handset only) 12.5 Select the Color Theme (Handset only) 12.6 Set the Display Contrast 12.7 Set the Backlight Time (Handset only) 12.8 Deactivate/Activate Auto Hang-Up (Handset only) 12.9 Changing the Line Setting (Base Station only) Advanced settings 13.1 Easy Call...
  • Page 6: Important Safety

    1 Important Safety Instructions Some of the following information may not apply to your particular product; however, when using telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: Read and understand all instructions.
  • Page 7 telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface. 14 Never install or modify telephone wiring during a lightning storm. 15 Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. 16 Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines to prevent electrical shock and/or fire.
  • Page 8: Environment And Safety

    AAA 1.2V 600mAh (Hr11/45). IF THE INCORRECT TYPE OF BATTERIES ARE USED,A WARNING MESSAGE WILL BE DISPLAYED. Use only Philips Multi-Life 600mAh rechargeable NimH batteries. For servicing or replacement, you can purchase a suitable headset through service centre or retail shop.
  • Page 9: Environmental Care

    60950). Following a power cut, the call in progress is lost. Caution Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
  • Page 10: Equipment Approval

    meets certain radio communications and operational requirements. Equipment Approval Information Your telephone equipment is approved for connection to the public switched telephone network and is in compliance with parts 15 and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations and the Technical Requirements for Telephone Terminal Equipment published by ACTA.
  • Page 11: Interference Information

    temporary discontinuance of service may be required.Where prior notice is not practicable and the circumstances warrant such action, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue service immediately. In case of such temporary discontinuance, the telephone company must: (1) promptly notify you of such temporary discontinuance;...
  • Page 12: Hearing Aid Compatibility

    Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, “How To Identify and Resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems”. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000- 00345-4 when ordering copies. Notice: The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the...
  • Page 13: Power Requirements

    • Do not allow the charger to come into contact with liquids. • 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.
  • Page 14: 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 integration in its products.
  • Page 15: Service Centers

    Service Centers US service center Philips Accessories & Computer Peripherals North America1881 Route 46 WestLedgewood, NJ 07852 Phone: (800) 233-8413 E-mail support: ® The RBRC seal...
  • Page 16: 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 with belt clip Bracket for wall mounting rechargeable User manual Note * The black line cord is a 4-pin telephone line cord, and the gray line cord is a 2-pin telephone line cord.
  • Page 17: Overview Of Your Handset

    Overview of your handset Event LED The event LED on your handset blinks when there is a new message recorded on your telephone answering machine. If you have subscribed to Caller Line Identification, the event LED also blinks when there is a new call, or a new voice mail message.
  • Page 18 Hang-up/Exit key h In idle mode: Long press (5 seconds) to switch off the handset. When the handset is switched off: Long press (1 second) to switch it on. During a call: Hang up a call. In other modes: Press to return to idle mode.
  • Page 19 very high level. Make sure the handset is not too close to your ear. Headset jack Battery door Your phone...
  • Page 20: Display Icons And Messages

    Display icons and Messages Indicates that the battery is fully charged. This icon blinks during charge and when the battery is low. When the Icon is empty the battery is practically discharged. Note If Warning Batt flashes together with a blinking battery icon, batteries of the wrong type are installed in the handset.
  • Page 21 L2 HOLD Steady on when Line 2 is on hold (appears only in talk mode). L2 CALL Steady on when there is a incoming call on Line 2 (appears only in talk mode). Line 1/Select/OK Line 1 selects Line 1. Select appears when in menu mode.
  • Page 22: Overview Of The Base Station

    Overview of the base station Handset locator key a Locate handset. Long press more than 3 seconds to start the registration procedure. Display See 5.5 for an overview of the display. Speaker Play/Stop key p Play phone messages (the first message recorded will be played first).
  • Page 23: Hash Key

    Event LED The event LED on the base blinks during handset locating. It is steady on when a handset has taken the line. Volume Keys +- In idle mode: Increase or decrease the ring volume. Ring volume can be set separately for each of Line 1 and Line 2.
  • Page 24: Base Station Display

    Base station display TUE 12:00 AM FULL Inuse Softkey 1 FULL Sub-screen display area Shows answering machine status. See below. Main display area In idle mode: Displays the time and date or new events. In menu mode: Displays the options in the menu.
  • Page 25: Getting Started

    used on the handset and base station have different shapes or different lettering. The procedures in this manual use the handset key icons. This table shows the corresponding keys for the base station. Refer to it when needed. Key on Handset Base Station Left c key...
  • Page 26: Wall Mounting The Base

    Connect the power cable to the power outlet. Note Line adaptors may not be attached to the line cords. In this case, you have to connect line adaptors to the line cords first before plugging the line cords into the line sockets. Warning Avoid placing the base station too close to large metal objects such as filing...
  • Page 27: Install Your Phone

    5.20 5.20 Install your phone Before using the handset, the batteries have to be installed and fully charged. Warning When the batteries are inserted for the first time, the unit will not be able to start normally due to the low battery. You must charge the batteries on the base station before you can use the handset.
  • Page 28: Remove/Attach Belt Clip

    hours) and discharging, allowing approximately 12 hours of talk-time and 150 hours of stand-by time. The indoor and outdoor range of the phone is up to 50 metres and 300 metres respectively. When the handset moves beyond the operation range, the antenna icon will blink.
  • Page 29: Using Multipacks

    The display will show the word “Searching” and Antenna icon flashing until it locks onto its subscribed base. Then the display shows the standby display. Using multipacks If you have purchased a multipack you will have additional handsets, chargers, power adaptors and AAA rechargeable batteries.
  • Page 30: Handset Menu Structure

    Handset menu structure The SE659 has six menus as shown in the following table. Menu Name Phonebook Personal Settings Clock and Alarm Advanced Settings Network Services Answer Machine Press the menu key m to enter menu mode. Use navigation keys n to navigate within the menus and all submenus.
  • Page 31: Personal Settings

    Personal Settings Personal Set Handset Name (Handset only) Handset Tones or Base Tones Language Wallpaper (Handset only) Color Theme (Handset only) Contrast Backlight Time (Handset only) Auto Hang-up (Handset only) Line Setting (Base station only) Getting started Enter name Ring Volume Line 1 (Handset only) Line 2...
  • Page 32 Clock and Alarm Clock & Alarm Set Date/Time (Handset) Set Format Clock (Base station) Alarm (Handset only) Alarm Tone (Handset only) Enter date & time Time Format 12 Hours 24 Hours Date Format DD/MM MM/DD On Once On Daily Melody 1 Melody 2 Melody 3 Getting started...
  • Page 33 Advanced Settings (Handset only) Advanced Set Easy Call (Handset only) Conference Call Barring XHD Sound Change PIN Register Unregister Reset Area Code Auto Prefix Flash Time Dial Mode First Ring Line Setting Getting started Mode Off (by default) Number Enter number On (by default) Line1 Enter PIN...
  • Page 34: Answer Machine

    Network Services (Handset only) Netw. Services Line 1 (Handset only) Line 2 Answer Machine Answer Play Machine (Handset only) Delete All (Handset only) Answer On/Off (Handset only) Record OGM Answer Mode Settings Voicemail Call Settings Line 1 Repeat Line 2 Next Previous Delete...
  • Page 35: Using Your Phone

    Using your phone Make a call 8.1.1 Predialling Enter the number. (A maximum of 24 digits including * and # are allowed. Press c Clear to delete the last digit. Or long press to delete all.) From the handset: Press t. The line selection menu appears and the default line is highlighted.
  • Page 36: Call From The Call Log

    8.1.4 Call from the call log Note • The call log is shared between handset(s) and the base station. • You need to subscribe to Caller Line Identification service to be able to see the caller's number or name in the call log.
  • Page 37: Call Using Direct Access Memory

    or l on the base. For the line setting, see section 13.14 for the handset and section 12.9 for the base station. 8.1.7 Call using Direct Access Memory Press a number key 3 to 9 for more than 2 seconds. This invites you to select a line, then dials a stored direct access memory number on the desired line.
  • Page 38: Answer A Call On The Other

    Answer a call on the other line You can put the current call on hold and accept an incoming call on the other line. When there is a incoming call from the other line, the earpiece will emit a beep tone to inform you; press the other line key on the handset.
  • Page 39: Delete A Redial Number

    Enter Name is displayed. Enter the name of the contact (maximum 14 characters) and press o OK. Enter Number is displayed and the selected number from the redial list appears in the number field. At this time you can edit the number if you wish to.
  • Page 40: Use More Of Your

    Use more of your phone Switch the handset off/on To switch the handset off, press and hold h in idle mode for at least 5 seconds. To switch it on, press and hold h for at least one second. Handset keypad lock/unlock Press and hold * for 3 seconds to lock/ unlock the keypad in idle mode.
  • Page 41: Adjust Earpiece Or Speaker Volume

    9.5.1 Adjust earpiece or speaker volume Earpiece or Speaker volume in handset During a call, press u and d to select the volume level. • The earpiece/speaker volume will be displayed as volume bar (level 1 to 5). The selected volume is saved for the next call.
  • Page 42: Transfer An External Call To

    If there is more than 1 registered handset, scroll n to select the unit to call and press o Select. • Once the intercom call is initiated the icon is displayed on the handset. Press t to answer an intercom call on the called handset, or l to answer on the base.
  • Page 43: Locate Handset Conferencing between two internal units and an external line During the call, press i to put the external call on hold (the caller can no longer hear you). • The display shows the numbers of available units (base or handsets).
  • Page 44: Clock And Alarm Settings

    Clock and Alarm settings This feature allows you to set the date, time and alarm settings for your phone. Note The alarm feature is available only on the handset. The procedures in this section refer you to the Clock & Alarm menu. However if you access this menu from the base station, the menu name is “Clock”.
  • Page 45: Set Alarm Tone (Handset Only)

    Scroll n to Alarm and press o Select. Scroll n to Off, On Once, or On Daily and press o Select. If you select On Once or On Daily, enter the time (HH-MM) for the alarm. (If using the 12 hour format, you can switch between AM and PM by pressing * key.) Press o OK to confirm.
  • Page 46: Access Phonebook

    You cannot store a new phonebook entry when the memory is full. In this case, you have to delete existing entries to make space for new entries. 10.2 Access phonebook Press d in idle mode and scroll n to browse the phonebook. (You can also access the phonebook through the menu mode.
  • Page 47: Delete A Phonebook Entry

    • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to the Phonebook menu. Note When first ring detection is set On, a normal tone sounds first, then it changes to the personalized phonebook melody. When it is set Off, the personalized phonebook melody plays from the start.
  • Page 48: Delete Direct Access Memory

    memory number and press o Select. Press o OK to confirm. • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to the previous menu. 10.7.2 Delete Direct Access Memory Press m in idle mode. Phonebook is highlighted. Press o Select. Scroll n to Direct Memory and press o Select.
  • Page 49: To Choose The Format For Call Log Display

    11.1.1 To choose the format for call log display You must choose the correct format to dial the area code and number of the call log record chosen. The original incoming number from the call log will appear as a 7, 10 or 11-digit number.
  • Page 50: Delete All Call List Entries

    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 Select. Handset Name is highlighted.
  • Page 51: Set The Ring Tones

    Scroll n to select Line 1 or Line 2 and press o Select. Scroll n to your desired volume level. The ring tone sounds at each level. Press o OK to confirm. • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to the Handset Tones menu.
  • Page 52: Select The Display Wallpaper

    Press m in idle mode, scroll n to Personal Set, and press o Select. Scroll n to Language and press o Select. Scroll n to your desired language and press o Select to confirm. • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to the Personal Set menu.
  • Page 53: Set The Backlight Time

    12.7 Set the Backlight Time (Handset only) You can change the backlight timing for the display. There are 3 options available - 20, 40, or 60 seconds. Press m in idle mode, scroll n to Personal Set, and press o Select.
  • Page 54: Advanced Settings

    • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to the Personal Set menu. 13 Advanced settings These settings can be made from any registered SE659 handset. They cannot be made from the base station. 13.1 Easy Call When activated, this feature allows you to dial a preset number by pressing any key on the handset (except c Cancel).
  • Page 55: Auto Conference

    13.2 Auto Conference If activated, this feature allows another handset to join a conversation with an external call by simply pressing t. The default setting is On. Press m in idle mode, scroll n to Advanced Set and press o Select.
  • Page 56: Xhd Sound

    Input the call barring number (up to 4 digits) and press o OK. • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to the Call Barring menu. 13.4 XHD Sound XHD (extra high definition) Sound can increase voice quality when On. The default setting is On.
  • Page 57: Easy Registration

    handsets. In this case, please refer to the manufacturer of the handset. Additional handsets must be registered to the base station before you can use them. Up to 8 handsets can be registered to one base station.The PIN is required before you can register or unregister handsets.
  • Page 58: Reset Unit

    13.8 Reset Unit You can reset your phone to its default settings with this feature. (see 13.15 “Default Settings”) Caution Upon reset, all your personal settings, call log and redial list entries will be deleted and the phone will return to its default settings.
  • Page 59: Change Flash Time

    You can enter up to a maximum of 5 digits for the detect string and 10 digits for the auto prefix number. Press m in idle mode, scroll n to Advanced Set and press o Select. Scroll n to Auto Prefix and press o Select.
  • Page 60: Changing The Line Setting (Handset Only)

    melodies, this will prevent a normal ring tone from sounding before a melody starts playing.) If you do not subscribe to caller line identification service, it is recommended that you set first ring detection On. (See Section 10.4.) Press m in idle mode, scroll n to Advanced Set, and press o Select.
  • Page 61: Default Settings

    Language Wallpaper Wallpaper 1 Color Color 1 Theme Display Level 3 Contrast Backlight 20 Seconds Time Auto Hang- Handset Philips Name Time/Date MM/DD 12Hours Format Time/Date 00:00 01/01/2008 Set Alarm Alarm Tone Bell 2 Dial Mode Tone Flash Time Long...
  • Page 62: Access Voice Mail

    14.1.1 Access Voice Mail Press m in idle mode, scroll n to Netw. Services, and press o Select. Scroll n to select Line 1 or Line 2 and press o Select. Scroll n to Voicemail and press o Select. You are now at the Voicemail menu and Call is highlighted.
  • Page 63: Playing Messages

    switch the answering machine on and off via your handset (see section 15.6.2). 15.1 Playing Messages 15.1.1 Playback of messages via handset The answering machine message counter blinks when there are new messages and display the number of new messages. The first recorded message is played first via the loudspeaker.
  • Page 64: Turn The Answering Machine On/Off From The Handset

    15.3 Turn the Answering Machine On/Off from the Handset You can turn the answering machine on or off from the handset as follows. Press the m key in idle mode, scroll n to Answer Machine, and press o Select. Scroll n to Answer On/Off and press o Select.
  • Page 65: Answering Machine Settings

    message is played once the answering machine picks up an incoming call. You can set the answering machine to play a personalized outgoing message. See 15.4 above. 15.6 Answering Machine Settings 15.6.1 Ring Delay This is the number of rings before the answering machine answers and starts playing your greeting message.
  • Page 66: Handset Screening

    • A validation tone is emitted and the screen returns to Settings menu. Controlling the Answering Machine from an external call From your external phone, dial home. • The answering machine answers and starts playing your greeting message. Press # key and a voice prompt invites you to enter your PIN code.
  • Page 67: Setting The Outgoing Message Language

    15.6.4 Setting the Outgoing Message Language The language of the default outgoing messages and the voice prompts is originally set to English. However you can change the language of the default outgoing messages as follows. Press the m key in idle mode, scroll n to Answer Machine, and press o Select.
  • Page 68: Frequently Asked Questions

    17 Frequently asked questions In this chapter, you will find the most frequently asked questions and answers about your phone. 17.1 Connection The handset does not switch on! • Charge the batteries: Put the handset on the base station to charge. After a few moments, the phone will switch •...
  • Page 69: Product Behaviour

    Caller does not hear me clearly! • Move closer to the base station. • Move the base station at least one metre away from any electronic appliances. Frequent noise interference on my radio or television! • Move the base station as far away as possible from the electrical appliances.
  • Page 70 the power adaptor is plugged into mains supply which is switched on. • 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.
  • Page 71: Index

    18 INDEX Access phonebook 44 Access Redial list 36 Access the Call log 46 Activate/Deactivate handset loudspeaker mode 39 Activate/Deactivate Remote Access 63 Adjust earpiece or speaker volume 39 Advanced settings 52 Advanced Settings menu tree 31 Answer a call 35 Answer an external call during intercom 40 Answer Machine menu tree 32...
  • Page 72 Handset menu structure 28 Handset name 48 Handset Screening 64 Handsfree answering with handset 35 Install battery 25 Install your phone 25 Intercom 39 Key Beep 49 Keypad lock/unlock 38 Locate Handset 41 Make a call 33 Modify a phonebook entry 44 Mute/Unmute microphone 39 Network Service 59 Network Services menu tree 32...
  • Page 73 Store a contact in the phonebook 43 Switch between an internal and external call 40 Switch the handset off/on 38 Technical data 65 Telephone answering machine 60 Text or number entry 38 The call log 46 Transfer an external call 40 Turn the Answering Machine On/Off from the Handset 62 Unregister 55...
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  • Page 76 ©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 order number: 3111 285 47141 (US-EN)

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