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Casio PhoneMate TA-150 Owner's Manual

Digital answering machine with multiple greetings.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
38 38 38 38 38
Answering Machine Features ...................... 1
INITIAL SETUP
Important Safety Instructions ....................... 2
Important Feature Information ..................... 3
Installation ................................................... 5
On/Off .......................................................... 6
Ring Select Switch ...................................... 6
Ringer On/Off .............................................. 6
Set Voice Time/Day Stamp ......................... 7
Time Check ................................................. 7
PROGRAMMING AND RECORDING
GREETINGS
Record Greetings 1, 2 and 3 ....................... 8
Pre-Recorded Greeting ............................... 9
Timer-Select Mode .....................................10
Check Timer-Select Mode ..........................11
Caller Greeting-Select Mode ......................12
Ring-Pattern Select Mode ..........................13
Change Greetings Mode ............................13
Listen to Greeting .......................................13
Pre-Recorded Greeting ..............................14
Bypass Greeting .........................................14
Announce Only ...........................................14
Deactivate Announce Only .........................14
PLAYING MESSAGES
Call Screening On/Off ................................15
Message Indicator Light .............................15
Play New Messages ...................................16
Play All Messages ......................................16
Repeat ........................................................16
Skip Backward ............................................17
Skip Forward ..............................................17
Pause Message Playback ..........................17
Replay All Messages ..................................18
Variable Speed Playback ...........................18
Save All Messages .....................................19
Erase Individual Messages.........................19
Erase All Messages ....................................19
Automatic Save ..........................................19
MESSAGE FILE
Forward Messages to Message File ...........20
Play All Messages in Message File ............20
MESSAGE PREVIEW
New Message Preview ...............................21
All Message Preview ..................................21
SPEAKERPHONE
Answering a Call During Playback .............22
Work and Talk Speakerphone ....................22
Hold ............................................................22
Flash/Call Waiting ......................................23
Switch From Speakerphone to
Extension Phone ..................................23
Switch From Extension Phone to
Speakerphone......................................23
MEMO & CONVERSATION RECORD
Record a Memo ..........................................24
Record a Conversation ...............................24
Play, Save and Erase Memos or
Conversations ......................................24
REMOTE OPERATION
Program Your Remote Access Code .........25
Check the Remote Access Code................26
Bypass Greeting .........................................26
Remote Message Retrieval ........................26
Remote Voice Menu ...................................27
Quick Reference Chart ...............................27
Skip Backwards ..........................................27
Skip Forward ..............................................27
Replay All Messages ..................................27
Save All Messages Manually......................28
Erase All Messages ....................................28
Message Retrieval When Memory is Full ...28
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Two-Line Installation ................................... 29
Multi-Line Installation ................................... 29
Cleaning the TA-150 ................................... 29
Limited Warranty ......................................... 30
Troubleshooting ........................................... 31
FCC Requirements ...................................... 34
Accessories ................................................. 35
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    Erase All Messages ...28 Message Retrieval When Memory is Full ...28 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Two-Line Installation ... 29 Multi-Line Installation ... 29 Cleaning the TA-150 ... 29 Limited Warranty ... 30 Troubleshooting ... 31 FCC Requirements ... 34 Accessories ... 35...

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    PAGE 37 37 37 37 37 EASY TO USE OWNER'S GUIDE TA-150 DIGITAL ANSWERING MACHINE WITH MULTIPLE GREETINGS...

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    4,371,923 4,829,419 4,396,976 4,896,260 4,531,182 4,942,516 5,289,529 5,400,393 5,577,104 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. CASIO PHONEMATE, INC. 20665 Manhattan Place Torrance, CA 90501 Internet Web Site: http://www.CASIOPHONEMATE.com M1S1 2/97 Printed in Indonesia OG Part Number: 3396-920-0-01...

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    ACCESSORIES To order accessories for your TA-150 answering machine, simply cut out this order form, fill in the appropriate information and send it with payment (check, money order or credit card information) to: CASIO PHONEMATE Parts Department Description Lightning Arrestor - Helps protect telephone answering machines from damage caused by lightning strikes to the telephone line.

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    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Any changes made by the user not approved by CASIO PHONEMATE can void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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    After several attempts the TA-150 will not operate properly. To reset the TA-150, unplug the AC ADAPTER PLUG from the back of the TA-150 (do not unplug the AC ADAPTOR from the wall outlet) for 10 seconds. Recorded greetings, incoming messages and the time/day stamp will be erased.

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    The MESSAGE INDICATOR flashes rapidly. If you are installing your TA-150 for the first time, or you have experienced a power failure, make sure that your unit is connected to a telephone line. Then press ALL to restore machine operation.

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    Recorded messages are cut off. The TA-150 is designed to disconnect from the line after a caller stops talking. Calls may be cut off if a 5 second pause is detected, if the caller does not speak loud enough, or if the message is less than four seconds.

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    Canada. Subject to the following conditions, should this product prove defective by reason of improper workmanship of material: During the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase, CASIO PHONEMATE will repair or, at its option, replace the product without charge for parts or labor. If CASIO PHONEMATE elects to replace the product, such replacement may be accomplished with a factory-reconditioned unit.

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    INSTALLATION Two-line installations may require a two line T-Adapter for your machine to operate correctly. The T-Adapter allows you to connect your machine to Line 1 or Line 2. The TA-150 will only answer one line. MULTI-LINE INSTALLATION Installations with more than two lines, such as business phone systems, may require a separate RJ11 jack for answering machines.

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    Select another option or hang up. NOTE: If you do not erase messages, the TA-150 will automatically save them when you hang up. ERASE ALL MESSAGES Press on a telephone keypad after hearing, All messages will be erased.

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    (CONTINUED) REMOTE VOICE MENU After message playback, the TA-150 announces the remote menu options below. You can select a remote option or hang up to save messages automatically. Enter to REPLAY . Enter to SAVE. Enter to ERASE. When using Remote Operation, all messages, other than stored MESSAGE FILE messages, will be saved or erased.

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    TA-150 is short- burst compatible. (under the lid) to Six, four, eight. NOTE: You may hang up at any time and the TA-150 will automatically save all messages, unless you have already erased them. RETRIEVAL 3-DIGIT REMOTE Enter your...

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    You can use Remote Operation from most touchtone or cellular phones to retrieve, replay, erase and save messages. PROGRAM YOUR REMOTE ACCESS CODE The TA-150 is shipped with the code set to 1-2- 3. To change your 3-DIGIT REMOTE ACCESS CODE: CODE SET Press .

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    CHECK TIME CODE SET CHECK CONV RECORD MEMO RECORD The TA-150 allows you to record important telephone conversations while using the speakerphone or an extension phone. The conversation will be stamped with the time and day. . You will hear Record a Message.

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    Hang up the extension phone and begin speaking. NOTE: If you use the SPEAKERPHONE and a handset at the same time, you may hear a howling noise. Lower the volume on the TA-150 to eliminate the noise. to an SPEAKERPHONE SAVE/HOLD ERASE/FLASH...

  • Page 17: Helpful Hints

    You may place a call on HOLD while using the speakerphone. Move to another room and pick up an extension phone. The TA-150 will automatically take the call off HOLD. SAVE/HOLD SAVE/HOLD SPEAKERPHONE SAVE/ or pick up an extension phone...

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    MESSAGE PREVIEW™ You can quickly scan new and saved messages by listening to the first few seconds of each message. You have two ways to preview messages. NEW MESSAGE PREVIEW PREVIEW Press to scan new messages only. Depending on the number of new messages recorded, you will hear: Preview...

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    PAGE MESSAGE FILE 20 20 20 20 20 MESSAGE FILE offers a convenient way to store important messages, long messages or to separate messages for business, personal use or for other users. FORWARD MESSAGE TO MESSAGE FILE To store a message into MESSAGE FILE: PREVIEW Press playback your messages.

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    If you do not press SAVE/HOLD or ERASE/ FLASH while listening to messages or after playing them, the TA-150 will automatically save all messages. You will hear, " End of Messages. " The total message count will appear in the LCD.

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    Fast Playback mode, press MESSAGE FILE FAST SLOW PLAY/ PAUSE PREVIEW PLAYBACK once. The TA-150 will play your SLOW once. The TA-150 will play your FAST FAST once. To return to SLOW once. SAVE/HOLD CALL SCREEN...

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    ON/OFF Press PLAY/ end pause. Press PAUSE resume message playback. NOTE: TA-150 will not answer calls in the pause mode. PAGE 17 17 17 17 17 . Message playback NEW MESSAGE will flash slowly. “P” will again to resume (under the lid) twice to...

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    PAGE PLAYING MESSAGES 16 16 16 16 16 PLAY NEW MESSAGES When messages have been received and not played yet, the MESSAGE INDICATOR LIGHT will flash quickly. The total number of new and previously saved messages (not including messages stored in MESSAGE FILE) will be displayed in place of the clock.

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    GREETING 1 2 3 12:30 SCREEN OFF NOTE: The TA-150 is shipped with Call Screening ON. MESSAGE INDICATOR or pick up The MESSAGE INDICATOR LIGHT has four settings: 1. OFF = The TA-150 machine is off.

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    TA-150 answers their call. ANNOUNCE ONLY Set the TA-150 to play greetings only in any of the six greeting modes and disable the unit from recording any incoming messages. ANNOUNCE ONLY Press lid).

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    RING-PATTERN SELECT MODE The TA-150 will play up to two different greetings upon receiving distinctive ring patterns from your local telephone company. You must subscribe to a distinctive ring service to use this mode. GREETING 1 answers standard ring. GREETING 2 answers the first distinctive ring pattern.

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    GREETING MODES 12 12 12 12 12 CALLER GREETING- SELECT MODE The TA-150 allows you to operate the CALLER GREETING-SELECT MODE in two ways. A. Leave a greeting that allows the caller to choose between two additional greetings. For example, “ Please press visiting hours for the Beach Zoo.

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    GREETING RECORD CHECK GREETING 1 8:00 GREETING TIME SET Press and the TA-150 will announce the activation time for GREETING 1. The LCD clock will then display the time set MESSAGE FILE for GREETING 2. GREETING PLAY/ PAUSE...

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    TIMER-SELECT MODE In the TIMER-SELECT MODE, programmed GREETING 1 and GREETING 2 play at specific times. The TA-150 is shipped with the TIMER- SELECT MODE set as follows: GREETING 1 will play between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with “GREETING 1” and CLOCK icon appearing in the display.

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    TA-150 to play GREETING 1. The greeting is automa- tically replayed and the TA-150 is ready to answer phone calls with your recorded greeting. Repeat steps 3-6 to record GREETING 2 and GREETING 3.

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    Record a new greeting. When “RECORDING” flashes in the display, begin speaking loudly and clearly, about 6-8" from the microphone (located in lower left corner of TA-150). You can record a greeting of unlimited length for any greeting. 12:30 RECORDING Hello, you have reached...

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    If the time and day have not been set, all messages will be stamped with “ Sunday 12:00 a.m .” When experiencing a power failure, the TA-150 will maintain the clock function for up to 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, the clock reverts to the factory default setting of Sunday, 12:00 a.m., and “12:00 AM”...

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    RINGER ON/OFF You can set the TA-150 to ring like a telephone when a call comes in and answer a call using the built-in speakerphone or an extension phone.

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    Since the TA-150 can be programmed to ring and you can answer calls using the speaker- phone, you may choose to place the TA-150 in a different location from your telephone. (See page 6 for RINGER ON/OFF, or page 22 for the SPEAKERPHONE.)

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    ANNOUNCE ONLY Set the TA-150 to only play greetings and not record incoming messages. This feature works in all six greeting modes. “AO” will appear in the LCD to indicate the ANNOUNCE ONLY mode is activated. The clock display will not appear when the machine is in the ANNOUNCE ONLY mode.

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    DIGITAL GREETING AND INCOMING MESSAGES Greetings and incoming messages are recorded on a digital chip — reducing mechanical components and increasing reliability. The TA-150 allows a total of 24 minutes of combined recording time for greetings, incoming messages, recorded memos and recorded conversations.

  • Page 37: Installation Instructions

    If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

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    PAGE TA-150 FEATURES 1 1 1 1 1 Greeting Check page 11,13 Greeting Record page 8, 9 RECORD CHECK TIME Time Set page 7 Time Check page 7 CHECK Code Set page 25 Code Check page 26 CONV RECORD Conversation Record...

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