Philips CD455C User Manual

Philips CD455C User Manual

Telephone answering machine
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Register your product and get support at
Telephone Answering Machine
Use only rechargeable batteries.
Charge the handset for 24 hours before use.
CD 455
SE 455
To insert with


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Summary of Contents for Philips CD455C

  • Page 1 Register your product and get support at Telephone Answering Machine Warning Use only rechargeable batteries. Charge the handset for 24 hours before use. CD 455 SE 455 To insert with...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Important Safety Instructions Important Power requirements Conformity Environmental Recycling & disposal Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields ("EMF") 7 Your phone What’s in the box Overview of your phone Overview of the base station 11 Display icons The menus Getting started Connect the base station Connect your charger...
  • Page 4 Table of contents Adding a record Editing a record Setting VIP melodies Deleting a record Deleting all records Using quick dial Call log Viewing the call records Editing the caller’s number before returning a call Returning a call Saving a call record to your phonebook Deleting a call record Deleting all call records...
  • Page 5 15.4 Restoring default settings The Answering Machine 16.1 Turning on the answering machine 16.2 Turning off the answering machine 16.3 Setting the answering machine language 16.4 Setting the answer mode 16.5 Greetings (OGM) 16.6 Incoming messages (ICM) 16.7 Call screening 16.8...
  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    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 C. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. D. If the product’s cabinet has been damaged. E. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. 18. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
  • Page 8: Important

    Limited Power Source (L.P.S.), rated of 7.5 V dc, 500 mA for Model CD455XY/ZZ and SE455XY/ZZ; rated of 7.5 V dc, 200 mA for Model CD455C and SE455C. Warning • Do not allow the handset to come into contact with liquids or moisture.
  • Page 9: Conformity

    Warning Metallic objects may be retained if placed near or on the handset receiver. Conformity We, Philips declare that the product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant Important provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. This product can only be connected to the analogue telephone networks of the countries mentioned on the packaging.
  • Page 10 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 11: 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 Base station with Bracket Power supply User Manual Note *The line adapter may not be attached to the line cord. You may find the line adapter in the box.
  • Page 12: Overview Of Your Phone

    Overview of your phone Call Log/Up key Scroll up menu Increase earpiece volume Enter call log < OK key Confirm selection Enter options menu Back/Clear key Delete text or digit(s) Cancel operation View more record information Talk/Flash key Make and receive calls Send flash signal End /On/Off key End call...
  • Page 13: Overview Of The Base Station

    Loudspeaker Battery door Headset jack Your phone Overview of the base station On/Off key Turn the answering machine on/off Volume down Decrease speaker volume Delete key Delete messages Volume up Increase speaker volume Previous key Skip backward during playback Play/Stop key...
  • Page 14: Display Icons

    Signal strength Call in progress Alarm on Speaker on Ringer off Call log Phonebook Answering machine Voicemail indicator More options upward More options downward The menus Your phone offers a variety of features and functions grouped in the menus. 3.5.1...
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Connect the base station Connect the output plug of the main adapter to the bottom of the base station. Connect the main adapter to a standard wall outlet. Connect the telephone line cord to the phone socket at the bottom of the base station and the wall phone socket.
  • Page 16 Turn the bracket around. Re-insert the bracket to the back of the base station. Align the mounting holes on the back of the base with a standard wall phone mounting jack. Slide the base down into place. 4.2.2 Wall mounting the base (SE455) The base is designed to support wall mounting.
  • Page 17: Install Your Handset

    Turn the bracket around. Re-insert the wall-mount bracket to the back of the base station. Align the mounting holes on the back of the base with a standard wall phone mounting jack. Getting started Slide the base down into place. Install your handset Warning RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS...
  • Page 18: Checking The Battery Level

    Note Charge the handset(s) for 24 hours before initial use! Warning Check the battery polarity when inserting in the battery compartment. Incorrect polarity may damage the product. Place the 2 rechargeable batteries (included) into the battery compartment. Slide the battery door firmly into place. Place the handset on the base.
  • Page 19: What Is Standby Mode

    What is standby mode? Your phone is in standby mode when it is idle. The standby screen displays the handset name, the handset number, the date and time, the signal icon, and the battery icon. Checking the signal strength The signal icon displays the link status between your handset and the base station.
  • Page 20: Menu Structure

    Menu structure The table below describes the menu tree of your phone. Press to enter each option. Use navigation keys PHONEBOOK NEW ENTRY LIST EDIT ENTRY SELECT MELODY DELETE ENTRY DELETE ALL DIRECT MEMORY PERSONAL SET HANDSET NAME HANDSET TONES to navigate within the menus.
  • Page 24: Call

    Call Note This telephone is not Emergency Call. designed for making emergency telephone calls when the power fails. Alternative arrangements should be made for access to emergency services. Making a call This section describes the different ways to make a call. Note Check the signal strength Signal Strength.
  • Page 25: Ending A Call

    Ending a call Press Place the handset on the Auto hang up. base or charging cradle to end the call automatically. See “Auto hang up” on page 36. Answering a call When you receive a call, your phone rings. Press call.
  • Page 26: Making A Second Call

    Making a second call Note Subscribe from your 2nd Call Service. service provider. During a call, Press Press . Select START 2ND CALL. Press again. • Your first call will be put on hold. Dial the number you want for the 2nd call.
  • Page 27: Intercom And Conference Calls

    Intercom and Conference Calls An intercom call is a call to another handset that shares the same base station. A conference call involves a conversation between another handset and outside caller(s). Calling another handset Note If the base station only has 2 handsets (yours and another handset) registered to it, you can press to call the other...
  • Page 28 • You are now on a 3-way conference call with the external call and the desired handset. Press to end the conference call. You can join an ongoing Auto Conference. external call with another handset by pressing . See “Activating/ Deactivating auto conference”...
  • Page 29: Text And Numbers

    Text and Numbers You can enter text and numbers for handset name, phonebook records, and other menu items. Entering text and numbers Find the key with the character you want. Press it as many times as needed for the character you want. to delete and Editing.
  • Page 30: Phonebook

    Phonebook Your phone has a phonebook that can store up to 100 records. You can access the phonebook from your handset. Each record can have a name up to 14 characters long and a number up to 24 digits long. Viewing the phonebook Note Only one handset can view the...
  • Page 31: Editing A Record

    Editing a record Press Select PHONEBOOK . Press ENTRY Select the contact you want to edit. Press Edit the name if necessary. Press Edit the number if necessary. Press to confirm. • The record is saved. Setting VIP melodies You can assign different ringer melodies for each phonebook contacts.
  • Page 32 8.8.3 Editing a quick dial key Press Select PHONEBOOK . Press MEMORY Select the quick dial key you want to change. Press Select . Press CHANGE Select a new contact. Press • The setting is saved. 8.8.4 Cancelling a quick dial key Press Select PHONEBOOK...
  • Page 33: Call Log

    Call log The call log stores the call history of all incoming (missed or received) calls. The incoming call history includes the caller name, number, call time and date. This feature is available if you have registered to the Caller ID service (CLI) with your service provider.
  • Page 34: Deleting A Call Record

    Enter and edit the name if necessary. Press • The record is saved. Deleting a call record Enter the call list. Select the record you want while browsing the log. Press Select . Press DELETE • The handset displays a confirmation request.
  • Page 35: 10 Redial List

    10 Redial List The redial list stores call history of dialed calls. The dialed call history includes the name and number called. Your phone can store up to 10 redial records. 10.1 Viewing the redial records Press to enter the dialed call log.
  • Page 36: 11 Custom Options

    11 Custom Options Make this your phone - change the look and sound of the handset to suit your needs and tastes. 11.1 Personalizing your phone’s display 11.1.1 Naming your handset Each handset can have its own name (up to 12 characters). It is displayed on the screen in standby.
  • Page 37 Select PERSONAL SET > TONES KEY BEEP Select the new setting. Press • The setting is saved. 11.2.4 Enhancing the audio quality Enhanced High Def voice mode is an exclusive feature making your phone conversations sounding just like real-life conversations. When activated, the Enhanced High Def voice mode transmits with high fidelity all the emotions of the call, as if your correspondent was talking...
  • Page 38: 12 Calling Features

    12 Calling Features Your phone supports a number of call- related features to help you handle and manage your calls. 12.1 Auto hang up Auto hang up allows you to end a call by placing the handset on the base or charging cradle without pressing any key.
  • Page 39: Area Code Management

    12.5.1 Activating/deactivating call barring Press Select ADVANCED SET . Press BARRING Enter the system PIN. Press Select . Press MODE Select the new setting. Go to step 6 if you selected selected Enter the barred number (if it is not set previously).
  • Page 40: First Ring

    Enter the Prefix number. (To enter a pause, press and hold • The setting is saved. Note If the user only Empty Detect Number. sets the prefix number and leaves the detect number empty, the prefix number will be added to all outgoing calls. Note If the dialed number Dialed Number.
  • Page 41: 13 Network Services

    13 Network Services The network services feature allows you to listen to information provided by your network provider. The availability of this feature is dependent of your country and your subscription with the network provider. This information are stored by the network rather than in your handset itself.
  • Page 42: Info Center

    Select the voicemail service you want. Press Select . Press CALL • A call is made to the service center. Press and hold Voicemail 1 Shortcut. during standby to make a call to the voicemail 1 service center directly. 13.2.2 Editing the voicemail service numbers Press Select...
  • Page 43: Withholding Id

    13.5.2 Editing the cancel call back service number Press Select NETW. SERVICES > CALL BK SETTINGS Enter or edit the number. Press • The setting is saved. 13.6 Withholding ID This feature enables you to prevent the person you are calling from seeing your name or number caller ID.
  • Page 44: 14 Extra Features

    14 Extra Features Discover and explore the additional features your phone offers! Find out how these features can benefit you and help you make the most of your phone. 14.1 Alarm clock You can use your phone as an alarm clock to wake you up.
  • Page 45: Keypad Lock

    14.2.2 Setting the easy call number Press Select ADVANCED SET > . Press CALL NUMBER Enter the easy call number. Press • The setting is saved. 14.2.3 Deactivating easy call Press during standby. BACK • The easy call menu displays. Select .
  • Page 46: 15 The System

    15 The System 15.1 Registering handset(s) The procedures described below are the procedures you will find in your handset. The procedures may vary according to the handset you want to register. In this case, refer to the manufacturer's instruction of the additional handset. Additional handsets must be registered to the base station before you can use them.
  • Page 47 • The handset displays a confirmation request. Press to confirm. • All settings have been reset. Note After reset, your handset's power switches off. It will switch back on in a few seconds after updating all the settings. All handsets return to the standby mode after reset.
  • Page 48: The Answering Machine

    Once switched on, your answering machine is ready to be used. By default, your answering machine is set to Answer and Record mode. You can also access the answering machine remotely. The LED message counter (two digits 7-...
  • Page 49: Setting The Answering Machine Language

    • The setting is saved. 16.4 Setting the answer mode By default, the answering machine is set to Answer & Rec mode (message can be left by the callers), this can be changed to Answer Only (no message can be left by the callers.
  • Page 50: Incoming Messages (Icm)

    Incoming messages (ICM) Each message can be up to 3 minutes long. When you have received new messages on your answering machine, the answering machine display will keep flashing the number of new messages received and the handset will display a notification message.
  • Page 51: Call Screening

    The call screening on/off setting cannot be changed during ICM recording. 16.8 Message alert gives you an indication that the answering machine has new message(s). You will see the number of new messages flashing on the base, and you will also see the a notification message on the handset.
  • Page 52: Remote Access

    5 rings if you do not have any messages. 16.10 Remote access You can operate your answering machine when you are away from home by calling your phone from a touch tone phone and entering your 4-digit PIN code.
  • Page 53: 17 Default (Pre-Programmed) Settings

    17 Default (pre-programmed) settings Language English Handset Name PHILIPS Date Unchanged Date Format MM/DD Time Unchanged Time Format 12-hour Alarm Phonebook List Unchanged Auto Hang Up Flash Time Long Quick Dial [Empty] Easy Call Mode Easy Call Number [Empty] Call Barring Mode Off...
  • Page 54: 18 Technical Data

    18 Technical Data Display • Blue LCD backlight General telephone features • Caller name & number identification • 9 phonebook memories with direct access • Conference call and voicemails • Intercom Phonebook list, Redial list and Call log • Phonebook list with 100 entries •...
  • Page 55: Frequently Asked Questions

    19 Frequently asked questions In this chapter, you will find the most frequently asked questions and answers about your phone. Connection Signal icon flashing • The handset may be out of range. Move closer. • If the handset displays , register the handset.
  • Page 56 • The phone may be at a location with thick walls. Move the base. Handset does not ring • Check that the handset ringer is turned on. See page 34. Caller ID does not display • Service may not be activated. Check with your service provider.
  • Page 57: 20 Appendix

    20 Appendix 20.1 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. 20.2 Notification to the local telephone company...
  • Page 58: Interference Information

    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 Subpart E of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
  • Page 59: Noise

    20.6 Noise Electrical pulse noise is present at one time or another. This is most intense during electrical storms. Certain kinds of electrical equipment, such as light dimmers, fluorescent bulbs, motors, fans, etc., also generate pulse noise. Because radio frequencies are susceptible to this, you may on occasion hear pulse noise through the receiver.
  • Page 60: 20.12 Radio Equipment

    ® RBRC program or at authorized Philips product service centers. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on Ni-MH battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. Philips’s...
  • Page 61: 21 Index

    21 Index Accessories 9 Alarm clock 42 Answering a call 23 Answering Machine 46 Area code 37 Audio quality 35 Auto conference 36 Auto hang up 36 Auto prefix 37 Call 22 Call barring 36 Call forward 39 Call log 31...
  • Page 62 Personalizing your phone’s display 34 Personalizing your phone’s sounds 34 Phonebook 28 Power requirements 6 Pre-dialing 22 Quick dial 29 Recycling & disposal 7 Redial List 33 Redialing a call 33 Redialing the last number 22 Registering handset 44 Remote access 50 Restoring default settings 44 Ringer melody 34 Ringer volume 34...
  • Page 64 © 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 Printed in China Document number: 3111 285 46303...

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