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Model 27831 Series
2 Rights of the Telephone Company
Should your equipment cause trouble on your line which may harm the telephone network,
2.4 GHz Cordless
the telephone company shall, where practicable, notify you that 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
Telephone System
of such temporary discontinuance, the telephone company must: (1) promptly notify you of such
temporary discontinuance; (2) afford you the opportunity to correct the situation; and (3) inform
you of your right to bring a complaint to the Commission pursuant to procedures set forth in
User's Guide
Subpart E of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment,
operations or procedures where such action is required in the operation of its business and not
inconsistent with FCC Rules and Regulations. If these changes are expected to affect the use or
performance of your telephone equipment, the telephone company must give you adequate
notice, in writing, to allow you to maintain uninterrupted service.
Interference Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference; and (2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for radio or television that is
"receiving" the interference).
• Reorient or relocate and increase the separation between the telecommunications
equipment and receiving antenna.
• Connect the telecommunications equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiving antenna is connected.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal Communications
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.
Equipment Approval Information
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
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
This telephone system meets FCC standards for Hearing Aid Compatibility.
Requirements for Telephone Terminal Equipment published by ACTA.
1 Notification to the Local Telephone Company
Licensed under US Patent 6,427,009.
On the bottom of this equipment is a label indicating, among other information, the US number
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment. You must, upon request, provide this
information to your telephone company.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your telephone line
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
and still have all of these devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most (but not all)
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20
areas, the sum of the RENs of all devices connected to one line should not exceed 5. To be certain
centimeters between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or
of the number of devices you may connect to your line as determined by the REN, you should
operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter."
contact your local telephone company.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network
must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A
compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be
connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant. See installation instructions for
• This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company.
• Party lines are subject to state tariffs, and therefore, you may not be able to use your own
telephone equipment if you are on a party line. Check with your local telephone company.
• Notice must be given to the telephone company upon permanent disconnection of your
telephone from your line.
• If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure
the installation of this product does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions
about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified
US Number is located on the cabinet bottom.
REN Number is located on the cabinet bottom.
10330 North Meridian Street
Model 27831
Indianapolis, IN 46290
00008249 (Rev. 0 Dom E)
© 2005 ATLINKS USA, Inc.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Printed in China
Marca(s) Registrada(s)
CAUTION: When using telephone equipment, there are basic
safety instructions that should always be followed. Refer to the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS provided with this product
and save them for future reference.
IMPORTANT: Because cordless phones operate on electricity, you
should have at least one phone in your home that isn't cordless, in
case the power in your home goes out.
Before You Begin
Parts Checklist
(for 27831xx1 model)
Make sure your package includes the items shown here.
line cord
AC power
battery pack
For Model 27831xx2 there will be ONE additional handset, charge cradle, battery pack
and cover than shown above.
IMPORTANT: You can only use one handset at a time and there is NO
conference and intercom features for these units.
Telephone Jack Requirements
To use this phone, you need an RJ11C type modular telephone
jack, which might look like the one pictured here, installed in your
home. If you don't have a modular jack, call your local phone
company to find out how to get one installed
Digital Security System
Your cordless phone uses a digital security system to protect against false ringing,
unauthorized access, and charges to your phone line.
INSTALLATION NOTE: Some cordless telephones operate at
frequencies that may cause or receive interference with nearby
TVs, microwave ovens, and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such
interference, the base of the cordless telephone should not be
placed near or on top of a TV, microwave ovens, or VCR. If such
interference continues, move the cordless telephone farther away
from these appliances.
Certain other communications devices may also use the 2.4 GHz
frequency for communication, and, if not properly set, these
devices may interfere with each other and/or your new telephone.
If you are concerned with interference, please refer to the owner's
manual for these devices on how to properly set channels to avoid
interference. Typical devices that may use the 2.4 GHz frequency
for communication include wireless audio/video senders, wireless
computer networks, multi-handset cordless telephone systems, and
some long-range cordless telephone systems.
Important Installation Guidelines
• Avoid sources of noise and heat, such as motors, fluorescent lighting, microwave
ovens, heating appliances and direct sunlight.
• Avoid areas of excessive dust, moisture and low temperature.
• Avoid other cordless telephones or personal computers.
• Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
• Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically
designed for wet locations.
• Never touch non-insulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the telephone line
has been disconnected at the network interface.
• Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
Handset Layout
4. Set the ringer switch (on the handset) to ON, and place the handset in the cradle on
the base.
5. The in use/charge indicator turns on, verifying the battery is charging. The unit will
take 20 seconds to register and verify its security code.
TALK/call back
6. Allow the phone to charge for 16 hours prior to first use. If you don't properly charge
the phone, battery performance is compromised.
CID/VOL - or +
Model 27831xx2
Extra Charge Cradle
1. Plug the extra charging cradle into the electrical outlet.
2. Place the handset on the charging cradle.
3. The charge indicator turns on, verifying the battery is charging.
4. Allow the phone to charge for 16 hours prior to first use.
Wall Mounting
Installing the Phone
If you want to mount the phone on a wall, slip the mounting holes (on the back of
the base) over the wall plate posts, and slide the unit down into place. (Wall plate not
Installing the Handset Battery
NOTE: You must connect the handset battery before use.
Handset Setup
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or personal injury, use only
the ATLINKS USA, Inc. Nickel-Cadmium battery model 5-2459,
There are five programmable menus available: Language, Local Area Code, Ringer
Wall plate
which is compatible with this unit.
Tone, Tone/Pulse and Factory Default. When you program these settings, make sure the
phone is OFF (not in talk mode). Pressing the TONE*/exit button will remove you from the
1. Locate battery and battery door which are packaged together inside a plastic bag
menu selection process without changing the feature you are in.
and are separate from the handset.
Display Language
2. Locate the battery compartment on the back of the handset.
line jack
3. Plug the battery pack cord into the jack inside the compartment.
1. Press the FLASH/program button until 1ENG 2FRA 3ESP shows in the display.
NOTE: To ensure proper battery installation, the connector is keyed
2. Use the CID/VOL (left or right arrow) button or the handset number pad to select 1
and can be inserted only one way.
(English), 2 (French), or 3 (Spanish). The default setting is "1ENG".
3. Press the FLASH/program button to confirm and to advance to the next menu
red wire
Local Area Code
If you enter your local 3-digit area code in the area code menu, your local area code
does not display on the Caller ID (CID) list. Instead, you only see the local 7-digit number.
Calls received from outside your local area code will display the full 10-digit number.
black wire
1. Press the FLASH/program button until AREA CODE - - - shows in the display. The
default setting is "- - -".
4. Insert the battery pack.
2. Use the handset number pad to enter your 3-digit area code.
5. Close the battery compartment by pushing the door up until it snaps into place.
Base Station
3. Press the FLASH/program button to confirm and to advance to the next menu
1. Choose an area near an electrical outlet and a telephone wall jack (RJ11C), and
place your cordless telephone on a level surface, such as a desktop or tabletop, or
Ringer Tone
you may mount it on the wall.
1. Press the FLASH/program button until RINGER TONE shows in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (left or right arrow) button or the handset number pad (1-3) to enter
your selection from Ringer Tone 1, 2, or 3. The default setting is "RINGER TONE 1".
3. Press the FLASH/program button to confirm and to advance to the next menu
1. Press the FLASH/program button until 1 TONE 2 PULSE shows in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (left or right arrow) button or the handset number pad to enter
2. Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the TEL LINE jack on the bottom of the
your selection. The default setting is "1 TONE".
base and the other end into a modular jack.
3. Plug the AC power converter into the electrical outlet and the DC connector into the
jack on the bottom of the base.
3. Press the FLASH/program button to confirm and to advance to the next menu
NOTE: For Model 27831xx2, this setting should be changed on both
NOTE: In case of a power failure, the handset may display
Factory Default
UNAVAILABLE when the TALK/CALL BACK button is pressed. You
must then place all handsets on the main base cradle for 20
This feature allows you to restore the unit's original features.
seconds to re-register.
1. Press the FLASH/program button until DEFAULT shows in the display.
2. Use the CID/VOL (left or right arrow) button to scroll to YES. The default setting is
CAUTION: Use only the ATLINKS USA, Inc. 5-2616 (black) or
3. Press FLASH/program to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone.
5-2617 (gray) power adapter that came with this unit. Using
other power adapters may damage the unit.
Cordless Phone Basics
(applicable only with Model 27831xx2)
Making a Call
1. Press the TALK/call back button and dial the desired number.
To perform preview dial, dial the number first then press the TALK/call back button.
2. To hang up, press the TALK/call back button or place the handset in the cradle.
Receiving a Call
After the 2nd handset has charged for 16
hours, place it on the main base station for 20 seconds, it will then
1. To answer a call press the TALK/call back button on the handset before you begin
automatically register and verify its security code.
2. To hang up, press the TALK/call back button or place the handset in the cradle.
Call Transfer
(applicable only with Model 27831xx2)
During an external call, you may transfer the call to another handset.
1. Press the FORMAT/transfer button on originating handset. TRANSFERRING shows in
the display. Both handsets will be paged.
2. Press the FORMAT/transfer or TALK/call back button on the receiving handset to
answer the call.
NOTE: To cancel the call transfer, you may press the TONE*/exit or
the FORMAT/transfer button on the originating handset.
Press the REDIAL button to quickly dial the last number you called (up to 32 digits).
If you get a busy signal, and want to keep dialing the number, press redial to dial the
number again.
In Use Indicator
When the in use/charge indicator on the base is lit, the handset is either in use or
charging. The in use/charge indicator on the base flashes when you receive a call.
If you subscribe to the combined Call Waiting Caller ID service from your local
telephone company you will receive Caller ID information (if available) on Call Waiting
calls. During a phone call, you will hear a beep to indicate another call is waiting on
the line and Caller ID information for the waiting call shows on the handset display. To
connect the waiting call, press the FLASH/program button on the handset and your
NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the CHAN/delete button to erase
original call is put on hold. You may switch back and forth between the two calls by
the incorrect area code and repeat step 2.
pressing the FLASH/program button.
TIP: Do not use the TALK/call back button to activate custom calling
services such as call waiting, or you'll hang up the phone.
When the phone is ON, press the CID/VOL (left or right arrow) on the handset to adjust
the volume of the handset's earpiece. There are four settings. Press the right arrow to
increase the volume and left arrow to decrease the volume. You will see the volume
setting on the handset display. VOL 4 is the maximum and VOL 1 is the minimum.
Channel Button
While talking on the phone, you might need to manually change the channel in order
to reduce static caused by appliances, such as baby monitors, garage door openers,
microwave ovens, or other cordless phones. Press and release the CHAN/delete button
to move to the next clear channel.
Temporary Tone
This feature is useful only if you have pulse (rotary) service. Temporary Tone Dialing
enables pulse (rotary) service phone users to access touchtone services offered by
banks, credit card companies, etc. For example, when you call your bank you may need
to enter your bank account number. Temporarily switching to touchtone mode allows
you to send your number.
1. Dial the telephone number and wait for the line to connect.
2. When your call is answered, press the TONE*/exit button on the handset to
temporarily change from pulse dialing to tone dialing.
3. Follow the automated instructions to get the information you need.
4. Hang up the handset and the phone automatically returns to pulse (rotary) dialing
Press the TONE*/exit button to cancel any command you initiated.
Ringer Switch
The RINGER switch must be ON for the handset to ring during incoming calls.
Paging the Handset
This feature helps to locate a misplaced handset.
Press the page button on the base. The handset will beep for about two minutes or until
you press TALK/call back on the handset or press the page button on the base.
NOTE: You can still page the handset if the ringer is turned off. If the
battery is dead, the Paging feature will not work.
Caller ID (CID)
IMPORTANT: In order to use this unit's Caller ID features, you must
subscribe to either the standard Name/Number Caller ID Service or
Call Waiting Caller ID Service. To know who is calling while you are
on the phone, you must subscribe to Call Waiting Caller ID Service.
This unit receives and displays information transmitted by your local phone company.
This information can include the phone number, date, and time; or the name, phone
number, date, and time.
Number of calls
Caller ID phone
Caller ID
Call Waiting Caller ID
Provided you subscribe to Call Waiting Caller ID service from your phone company; if
you receive an incoming call and you are using the GE multi handset system, a beep
indicates the presence of a Call Waiting call on the line. The Call Waiting Caller ID
information will be displayed and stored in the history of all handsets in the system.
• When you hear the call waiting beep in the handset receiver, press the FLASH/
program button to put the current call on hold and answer the incoming call. Press
FLASH/program again to return to the original call.
Receiving CID Records
When you receive a call, the Caller ID information is transmitted between the first and
second ring. The Caller ID information appears on the display while the phone rings,
giving you a chance to monitor the information and decide whether or not to answer
the call.
Storing CID Records (In CID Memory)
If you are not at home or cannot answer, your telephone's Caller ID memory stores the
data for the 40 most recent calls you received so you can see who called while you
were unavailable. When the 41st call is received, the oldest Caller ID record (1st call) is
automatically deleted.
You may review the stored information at any time. Calls received since your last
review show as NEW in the display. Calls that have not been previously reviewed but
were received from the same number more than once show as REPT in the display.


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  • Page 1 Provided you subscribe to Call Waiting Caller ID service from your phone company; if you receive an incoming call and you are using the GE multi handset system, a beep indicates the presence of a Call Waiting call on the line. The Call Waiting Caller ID information will be displayed and stored in the history of all handsets in the system.
  • Page 2 6. Press the MEMORY button to save the name. The display shows ENTER TEL NUMBR. 2. Use the CID/VOL (- or +) button to scroll to the desired CID record. 7. Use the touch-tone pad to enter the telephone number you want to store (up to 3. Press the MEMORY button.

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