1 Important safety instructions Declaration of conformity Use GAP standard compliance Compliance with EMF Disposal of your old product and batteries 2 Your SE171 What is in the box Overview of the phone Overview of the base station Display icons 3 Get started...
12 Extra features Auto clock Alarm clock Keypad lock Locate the handset 13 Advanced settings Enhance the audio quality Register the handsets Unregister the handsets Restore default settings 14 Default settings 15 Technical data 16 Frequently asked questions...
Battery life may be shortened in low temperature conditions. Declaration of conformity Hereby Philips Consumer Lifestyle, P&A, declares that the SE171 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. You can find the Declaration of Conformity on www.p4c.
One of Philips’ leading Business Principles is to take all necessary health and safety measures for our products, to comply with all applicable legal requirements and to stay well within the EMF standards applicable at the time of producing the products.
Environmental information All unnecessary packaging has been omitted. We have tried to make the packaging easy to separate into three materials: cardboard (box), polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyethylene (bags, protective foam sheet.) Your system consists of materials which can be recycled and reused if disassembled by a specialized company.
2 Your SE171 Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product at www.philips. com/welcome. What is in the box Base station Handset** Charger** Power adapter** Line cord* Guarantee User manual Quick start guide Note •...
Overview of the phone Earpiece BACK • Delete text or digits. • Cancel operation. • Scroll up on the menu. • Increase the earpiece/ speaker volume. • Enter the call log. • Scroll down on the menu. • Decrease the earpiece/ speaker volume.
Overview of the base station Name Descriptions • Find handsets. • Enter registration mode. Display icons In standby mode, the icons shown on the main screen tell you what features are available on your handset. Icon Descriptions When the handset is off the base station/charger, the bars indicate the battery level (full, medium and low).
3 Get started Caution • Ensure you have read the safety instructions in the “Important” section before you connect and install your handset. Connect the base station Warning • Risk of product damage! Ensure that the power supply voltage corresponds to the voltage printed on the back or the underside of the phone.
Wall mount the base station Warning • You must follow the instructions below to wall mount the base station. Remove the bracket from the base station. Turn the bracket around. Re-insert the bracket into the back of the base station. Insert screws (not included) into the wall.
Install the handset Caution • Risk of explosion! Keep batteries away from heat, sunshine or fire. Never discard batteries in fire. • Use only the supplied batteries. • Risk of decreased battery life! Never mix different brands or types of batteries. Note • Charge the batteries for 8 hours before first use. Warning • Check the battery polarity when inserting in the battery compartment.
Set the date and time Press MENU. Select [CLOCK-ALARM] > [DATE/ TIME], then press OK to confirm. Press the numeric buttons to enter the date, then press OK to confirm. On the handset, the time set menu is » displayed. Press the numeric buttons to enter the time.
4 Calls Note • When the power fails, the phone cannot access emergency services. • Check the signal strength before you make a call or when you are in a call. For more information, see “Check the signal strength” in the Get started section.
End a call You can end a call in these ways: • Press ; or • Place the handset to the base station or charging cradle if [AUTO HANG- UP] is set to [ON]. Answer a call When the phone rings, press answer the call.
Answer a second call Note • This is a country dependent setting. When there is a periodical beep to notify you of an incoming call, you can answer the call in these ways: Press to answer the call. » The first call is put on hold, and you are now connected to the second call.
5 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 among you, another handset user and the outside callers. Make a call to another handset Note •...
During the conference call Press INT to put the external call on hold and go back to the internal call. » The external call is put on hold. Press INT to toggle between the external and internal call. Press and hold INT to establish the conference call again.
6 Text and numbers You can enter text and numbers for handset name, phonebook records, and other menu items. Enter text and numbers Press once or several times on the alphanumeric key to enter the selected character. Press BACK to delete the character. Press to move the cursor left and right.
7 Phonebook This phone has a phonebook that stores up to 50 records. You can access the phonebook from the handset. Each record can have a name up to 12 characters long and a number up to 24 digits long. View the phonebook Note •...
Note • The phonebook only saves new number entry. • For more information on how to edit the numbers and name, see the section on Text and numbers. Edit a record Press MENU. Select [PHONEBOOK] > [EDIT ENTRY], then press OK to confirm. Select the contact, then press OK to confirm.
8 Call log The call log stores the call history of all missed or received calls. The incoming call history includes the name and number of the caller, call time and date. This feature is available if you have registered to the caller ID service with your service provider.
9 Redial list The redial list stores the call history of dialed calls. It includes the names and/or numbers you have called. This phone can store up to 5 redial records. View the redial records Press REDIAL. Redial a call Press REDIAL.
10 Self-defined settings Customize the settings to make it your own phone. Personalize the phone display Name the handset The name of the handset can be up to 10 characters. It is displayed on the handset screen in standby mode. Press MENU.
11 Call features The phone supports a number of call-related features that help you handle and manage the calls. Auto conference To join an external call with another handset, press Activate/Deactivate auto conference Press MENU. Select [ADVANCED SET] > [CONFERENCE], then press OK to confirm.
Manage the area code Note • This feature only applies to models with area code support. You can define an area code (up to 5 digits). This area code is automatically removed from an incoming call if it matches with the code you define. Then the phone number is saved in the call log without an area code. Activate/Deactivate auto removal of area code Press MENU.
12 Extra features Your phone offers you extra features which keep you organized and informed while on the move. Auto clock Note • This service is network dependent. It synchronizes the date and time on your phone with the public switched telephone network (PSTN) automatically.
Keypad lock You can lock the keypad to prevent accidental button presses. Lock the keypad Press and hold in standby mode. The keypad is locked. » Note • When the keypad is locked, no call can be made. You can still answer the incoming calls. The keypad is unlocked during the call but is locked automatically after you finish the call.
13 Advanced settings Enhance the audio quality XHD (Extreme High Definition) sound mode is an exclusive feature which transmits high fidelity signals to the handset. It makes the phone conversations sound like real-life conversations. When you are in standby mode, Press MENU. Select [ADVANCED SET] > [XHD SOUND], then press OK to confirm. Select [ON]/[OFF], then press OK to confirm.
• The handset number displays beside the handset name in standby mode. Restore default settings You can reset your phone settings to the original factory settings. Press MENU. Select [ADVANCED SET] > [RESET], then press OK to confirm. » The handset displays a confirmation request. Press OK to confirm. All settings are reset.
14 Default settings Language* Country dependent Handset name PHILIPS Date 01/01/10 Date format* DD/MM Time 00:00am Time format* 24-hour Alarm Phonebook list Unchanged Recall time* Country dependent First ring* Country dependent Dial mode* Tone Area code* Empty Carrier code* Empty...
15 Technical data Display • Amber LCD backlight General telephone features • Caller name & number identification • Conference call and voicemails • Intercom • Maximum talk time: 12 hours Phonebook list, Redial list and Call log • Phonebook list with 50 entries • Redial list with 5 entries •...
16 Frequently asked questions No signal bar displays on the screen. • The handset is out of range. Move it closer to the base station. • If the handset displays [UNREGISTERED], register the handset. • For more information, see “Register the handsets”...