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  • Page 1 A690 / AS690 You can find the most up-to-date user guide at
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Overview ................4 Safety precautions .
  • Page 3 Contents Phone settings ..............29 Date and time .
  • Page 4: Overview

    Overview Overview 4 Display keys and functions ( p. 12) Handset Various functions, depending on the operating situation 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.
  • Page 5 Overview Base Registration/paging key Locate a handset (paging): Press briefly Registering handsets: Press and hold...
  • Page 6 Overview Symbols used in the user guide Icons 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

    Use only rechargeable batteries that correspond to the specification (see list of permitted batteries Never use a conventional (non-rechargeable) battery or other battery types as this could result in significant health risks and personal injury. Rechargeable batteries, which are noticeably damaged, must be replaced.
  • 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 The base and charging cradle are designed for use in closed, dry rooms within a temperature range of +5°C to +45°C.
  • Page 9: Handset

    Getting started Handset (if included) Connect the charging cradle ¤ Connect the flat plug of the power adapter ¤ Plug the power adapter into the socket To remove the plug from the charging cradle again: ¤ Press the release button ¤...
  • Page 10 Getting started Changing the display language You can change the display language, if the phone has been set to an incomprehensible language. ¤ Menu Press the keys slowly in succession . . . the language set (e.g. English) is displayed ¤...
  • Page 11: Using The Phone

    Using the phone Using the phone 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 If you place a deactivated handset into the charging slot, it will automatically activate itself.
  • Page 12: Display

    Using the phone 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 13: Menu Navigation

    Using the phone Menu navigation The functions of your phone are displayed in a menu comprising several levels. Menu overview: p. 41 ¤ When the phone is in idle, press the Display key Menu or the control key (right) . . . the menu opens ¤...
  • Page 14: 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 15: Accepting A Call

    Making calls Accepting a call The handset indicates an incoming call by ringing and by a display on the screen. ¤ Press the Talk key Function Auto Answer enabled: Simply take the handset out of the charging slot Enabling function Auto Answer: ¤...
  • Page 16 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 17: 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 18: Automatic Network Provider Selection (Preselection)

    Making calls Automatic network provider selection (preselection) You can store a Call-by-Call number (preselection number), which automatically prefixes the number you dial. If you want to make calls abroad through a particular network provider for example, you can store its prefix here. In the With Preselect list, enter the (initial digits of the) prefix numbers for which you want to use the preselection number.
  • Page 19: 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 • 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 20: Call List

    Call/message lists Call list Prerequisite: CLIP Depending on the type of list set, all numbers for the last 25 incoming calls are saved, or only the missed calls are saved. Setting the list type ¤ Menu Settings Base Call list type Missed Calls / All Calls OK (...
  • Page 21: Directory

    Directory Directory The local directory is unique to a handset. Entries can be sent to other handsets however p. 22). Up to 100 phone numbers (max. 22 digits) with associated names (max. 16 characters) can be stored. Open the directory: Press down the control key Creating a directory entry First entry:...
  • Page 22 Directory Deleting a directory (entry) Deleting a directory entry ¤ Select entry Menu Delete Entry Deleting a directory ¤ Menu Delete List Confirm deletion with OK Transferring a directory (entry) to another handset The sending and receiving handsets must both be registered with the same base. The other handset and the base are able to send and receive directory entries.
  • Page 23: Network Mailbox

    Network mailbox Network mailbox The network mailbox is registered with the network provider. Entering a number ¤ Menu Answer Machine Net Mailbox Enter the number OK . . . The network mailbox is enabled To enable and disable the network mailbox, use the number and a function code from your network provider.
  • Page 24: 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 25: Protection From Undesired Calls

    Additional functions Disabling radiation in idle mode The wireless signals of the base are also disabled with the No Radiation setting. ¤ Menu Settings Base ECO DECT No Radiation OK ( = 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 26: 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 27: 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 Repeater...
  • Page 28: Operating The Base On A Router/Pabx

    Extending the functionality of the phone Operating the base on a router/PABX Operation with a router When operating on the analogue connection of a router, any echoes occurring can be reduced by enabling XES Mode (XES = eXtended Echo Suppression). ¤...
  • Page 29: 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 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 Accept...
  • Page 30: Display

    Phone settings Display Large dial keys Show large dial keys when dialling ¤ Menu Settings Handset Big Dial Font OK ( = enabled) Contrast Adjust the display contrast on 9 levels. ¤ Menu Settings Handset Contrast Select the level OK ( = selected) Audio Call volume...
  • Page 31: Advis.tones

    Phone settings Deactivating the ring tone for the current call ¤ Menu Silent Enabling/disabling advisory and warning tones The handset provides acoustic notification of different activities and statuses. Advisory tone: e.g. keypress tones, error tone, a new message Battery warning tone: The battery charge falls below a certain level during a call.
  • Page 32: 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 33: Customer Service & Product Warranty - Australia And New Zealand

    If you require assistance in operating this product please contact us AUS: +61 1300 780 878 or by e-mail at the Customer Care section of our website at NZ: 0800 780 878 or by e-mail at the Customer Care section of our website at
  • Page 34: Product Warranty

    To obtain service during the terms of this warranty and/or to claim warranty call the Information Line on AUS: +61 1300 780 878 or by e-mail at the Customer Care section of our website at NZ: 0800 780 878 If it is necessary to have the product serviced, the customer service representative will inform you of the product return process.
  • Page 35: Questions And Answers

    Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent upon local power, is available for emergency use. 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. Problem Nothing on the display.
  • Page 36: 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 37: Care

    Manufacturer‘s advice Care Wipe the device with a damp cloth or an antistatic cloth. Do not use solvents or microfibre cloths. Never use a dry cloth; this can cause static. In rare cases, contact with chemical substances can cause changes to the device’s exterior. Due to the wide variety of chemical products available on the market, it was not possible to test all substances.
  • Page 38: 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 39 Technical data Pin connections on the telephone jack 1 unused 2 unused 5 unused 6 unused Power adapter for the handset Manufacturer Salom Electric (Xiamen) Co. Ltd. Commercial registration number: 91350200612003878C 31 Building, Huli Industrial District, Xiamen, Fujian 361006, P.R. China Salcomp (Shenzen) Co.
  • Page 40: Character Set Tables

    Technical data Power adapter for the base Manufacturer Salom Electric (Xiamen) Co. Ltd. Commercial registration number: 91350200612003878C 31 Building, Huli Industrial District, Xiamen, Fujian 361006, P.R. China Salcomp (Shenzen) Co. Ltd. Commercial registration number: 91440300618932635P Salcomp Road, Furond Industrial Area, Xinqiao, Shajing, Baoan District, Shenzen 518125 China Model identifier C707...
  • Page 41: 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 p.
  • Page 42 Menu tree Settings Date/Time p. 29 Handset Language p. 29 Big Dial Font p. 30 Contrast p. 30 Time Control Activation / Settings p. 32 An.Call Silent p. 31 Auto Answer p. 15 Register HS p. 26 De-register HS p. 26 Reset Handset p.
  • Page 43: Index

    Index Index ......15 ......36 Accepting a call Data protection .
  • Page 44 Index Handsfree Menu ........4, 15 ....... . 11 opening .
  • Page 45 Index ......25 ....... . . 4, 14 Radiation-free Talk key .
  • Page 46 Issued by Gigaset Communications GmbH Frankenstr. 2a, D-46395 Bocholt © Gigaset Communications GmbH 2020 Subject to availability. All rights reserved. Rights of modification reserved.

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