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Siemens gigaset c285-2: user guide
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Gigaset Communications GmbH
Frankenstr. 2a, D-46395 Bocholt
Manufactured by Gigaset Communications GmbH
under trademark license of Siemens AG.
As of 1 Oct. 2011 Gigaset products bearing the
trademark 'Siemens' will exclusively use the trademark 'Gigaset' .
© Gigaset Communications GmbH 2010
All rights reserved. Subject to availability.
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  • Page 1 Manufactured by Gigaset Communications GmbH under trademark license of Siemens AG. As of 1 Oct. 2011 Gigaset products bearing the trademark 'Siemens' will exclusively use the trademark 'Gigaset' . © Gigaset Communications GmbH 2010 All rights reserved. Subject to availability.
  • Page 2: The Handset At A Glance

    The handset at a glance Ä INT 1 01/31 9:45 §§§§Menu§§§§ Note: Pictures in this user manual may differ from the actual product. The handset at a glance 1 Display in idle status 2 Charge status of the batteries (page 2) 3 Display keys (page 14) 4 Control key t Access to Calls list.
  • Page 3: Overview Of Handset's Display Icons

    The handset at a glance Overview of handset’s display icons Ä Reception indicator Handset is linked with the base station. Flashes: the handset is out of range or not registered Charge status of the batteries = e U (empty to full) = flashes: batteries almost empty = U flashes: batteries charging Ê...
  • Page 4: The Base Station At A Glance

    The base station at a glance Ê Õ É × Å Ë Õ É × Å SUN 09:23 AM 01/31 1 Numeric key pad 2 Control key t Access to Calls list. s Access to directory. 3 Display keys (page 14) 4 Display in idle status Ê...
  • Page 5 The base station at a glance 9 Redial/Pause key Open redial list (in idle status) or insert a dial- ing pause (when editing a number). 10 Page key Page handsets (press briefly). Start the registration procedure (press and hold in idle mode). You will hear a beep. 11 Mute key Mute/unmute microphone.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Gigaset C285 – more than just a telephone ......8 First Steps ..... . . 8 Package contents .
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    The phone must be turned off at all times in aircraft. Make sure the phone cannot be switched on accidentally. ƒ If you give your telephone to someone else, you should also provide the operating instructions. Dispose of batteries and the phone carefully. Do not pollute the environment.
  • Page 8: Notes On The Operating

    Notes on the operating instructions This section explains the meaning of certain symbols and typographical conventions used in this user guide. Symbols used On / Off (example) Select one of the two menu functions specified. Enter digits or letters. §Back§ The display keys' current func- tions are shown in reverse and are highlighted in the lower dis-...
  • Page 9: Gigaset C285 - More Than Just A

    Do not charge the handset in the charging cradle or base station while the headset is connected. Have fun using your new phone! Gigaset C285 – more than just a telephone First Steps Package contents One base station Gigaset C285...
  • Page 10: Setting Up The Handset For Use

    Please note: If you want to connect your Gigaset C285 to a 2-line telephone jack (4P4C): – Use the telephone line cord with four connectors in each plug. – Connect the telephone line cord to the TEL LINE 1 jack of the base station.
  • Page 11 The polarity is indicated in/on the battery compartment. ¤ Close the cover, and press the top so that it clicks into place. Attaching the belt clip There are notches on the sides of the hand- set for attaching the belt clip, nearly at the same height as the handset earpiece.
  • Page 12 You must set date and time format at each device separately. Selecting the line settings For each handset and the base station, you can set how your telephone will use the two telephone lines: Auto All incoming calls will ring. For...
  • Page 13: Making Calls

    Note: If two calls are ringing simultaneously on the two lines, your telephone display will switch from one ¥ line to the other every 3 seconds. Use the C key or h key to answer the call.
  • Page 14: Handsfree Operation

    For how to adjust the volume, see page 30. Operating the telephone Operating the telephone Most of the keys are the same on the hand- set and on the base station, so that, with few exceptions, you can operate the base station the same way as the handset.
  • Page 15: Display Keys

    Operating the telephone In the main menu, lists and submenus Scroll up/down line by line. At the bottom/top of a menu or a list: A feedback tone signals that the menu/list has wrapped around automatically (the first/ last entry is selected in the display).
  • Page 16: Writing, Editing, And Correcting Entries

    Q or 1 key. . 0 , / : ; " ’ ! ? * + - % \ ^ ~ | SPACE 1 @ _ # = < > ( ) & $ [ ] { } Operating the telephone...
  • Page 17: Using The Directory And Lists

    Using the directory and lists Using the directory and lists The options are: Directory Last Number Redial list Calls list You can store a maximum of 250 entries in the directory. Each entry must consist of a name and a number. The directory is stored in the base station and is shared by all registered handsets.
  • Page 18: Last Number Redial List

    Deleting entries ¢ §Menu§ Delete Delete the displayed entry. ¢ §Menu§ Delete List ¤ Confirm question Delete? by pressing §OK§ All entries in your directory will be deleted. Adding a displayed number to the directory Numbers that appear in a list, such as the Calls list or the Last Number Redial list can be added to the directory.
  • Page 19 Using the directory and lists Viewing an entry and changing the number format ¢ q (Select entry) ¢ §Menu§ View The entry is displayed. If necessary, press the * key to change the number format for dialing (see note below). c / d Press the Talk key or the Hands- free key.
  • Page 20: Operating The Answering

    Operating the answering machine You can use the answering machine for both lines or only for one line, depending on your needs. You can operate the base station's answer- ing machine using the handset, using the keypad of the base station (page 3), or using remote operation (from another phone/cell phone).
  • Page 21: Playing Back Announcements

    Operating the answering machine Switching the answering machine on/off You can switch the answering machine on and off separately for each line. ¢ ¢ §Menu§ Answer Machine Line 1 / Line 2 Select the line for which you want to switch the answering machine on/off and press On / Off Select an entry and press...
  • Page 22: Playing Back Messages

    Selecting an announcement mode You can choose between Answer & Rec. and Answer Only. ¢ ¢ §Menu§ Answer Machine ¢ Mode Line 1 / Line 2 Answer & Rec. / Answer Only Select announcement mode §OK§ and press The selected mode is saved even after the answering machine is deactivated.
  • Page 23: Deleting Messages

    Operating the answering machine On the handset Play Ê 01/02 01/31 09:45 §§§§§Back§§§§§ §§§§Menu§§§§ On the base station Play Ê 01/02 01/31 09:45 §§§§§Prev.§§§§§ §§§§Skip§§§§ No messages: No Messages appears on the display screen. Play No Messages An announcement tells you if there are any new messages, just old messages, or no messages.
  • Page 24: Setting Up The Answering Machine

    Picking up a call from the answering machine You can pick up a call while the answering machine is recording a message or being operated remotely: Press the Talk key. Recording stops and you can speak to the caller. If two seconds of the call have already been recorded when you pick it up, the call will be displayed as a new message.
  • Page 25: Remote Operation

    Operating the answering machine Operating when on the move (remote operation) You can check or activate the answering machine from any other telephone (hotel, pay phone, etc.). Requirements: The phone you are using for remote oper- ation must have tone dialing (DTMF), so that you hear different tones when you press the keys.
  • Page 26: Using The Voice Mailbox

    You will hear a beep. Your answering machine is now deactivated. Using the voice mailbox The voice mailbox is your telephone net- work provider’s answering machine within their telephone network. You cannot use the voice mailbox unless you have requested it from your network provider.
  • Page 27: Using Several Handsets

    Using several handsets Using several handsets Registering and de-registering handsets You can register up to six handsets with your base station. A Gigaset C28H handset can be registered with up to four base stations. Note: The base station and supplied handsets are pre- registered at the factory.
  • Page 28: Accepting/Rejecting Call Waiting

    Note: If only one handset is registered to the base, the internal call will be established immediately after pressing the key. Ending a call Press the End Call key. Transferring a call to another handset You can transfer an external call to another handset (connect) or to the base station.
  • Page 29: Linking Internal Callers To An External Call

    Using several handsets Call waiting on the other line while conducting an external call C / h Press the line key of the waiting call. The actual call is put on hold. You are con- nected to the waiting call. Linking internal callers to an external call Important: The internal conference function...
  • Page 30: Handset Settings

    Toggling between two external calls In the display, you can see which line is active (icon Ê or Ë) and which line is on hold. C/h Press the line key of the line you want to talk to. The selected line is now active; the other is put on hold.
  • Page 31: Activating/Deactivating Auto Answer

    Handset settings Activating/deactivating auto answer This function is active by default, so that when you get a call, you can simply lift the handset out of the base station without hav- ing to press the Talk key c. ¢ ¢ §Menu§...
  • Page 32: Activating/Deactivating The Key-Touch Tone

    Activating/deactivating the key-touch tone Each key press is acknowledged by a beep. You can deactivate this function: ¢ ¢ §Menu§ Settings Audio Settings ¢ ¢ Key Touch Tone On / Off Base station settings Use the keys on the base station to carry out these settings.
  • Page 33: Restoring The Default Settings

    Restoring the default settings Settings for connecting the base station to the PABX The following settings are only needed when your PABX requires them. Please refer to the user guide of your PABX. Changing the dialing mode The following dialing modes can be selected: Tone dialing (DTMF) Pulse dialing (DP)
  • Page 34: Appendix

    Questions and answers If you have any questions about the use of your telephone, you can contact us at any time at The table below (page 33) contains a list of common problems and possible solutions.
  • Page 35: Specifications

    The incoming call number is not displayed through CID. Caller ID is not enabled. ¥ You must ask the telephone network provider to activate Caller ID (CID). You hear an error tone when keying an input. Action has failed/invalid input.
  • Page 36: Industry Canada Certification

    The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0).
  • Page 37: Safety Precautions

    Customer (user). This telephone system may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Con- nection to party line service is subject to state tar- iffs.
  • Page 38: Battery Safety Precautions

    There may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning. Therefore we suggest a surge arrestor. 14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. 15. Emergency/911 numbers may not be dialed if the keypad is locked.
  • Page 39: End-User Limited Warranty

    NAM-approved repair facility, or that have been improperly installed. – Cost of installation, removal or reinstallation. – Damage due to any telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Inter- net or computer malfunctions, failures, or diffi- culties of any kind, including without limita- tion, server failure or incomplete, incorrect, garbled or delayed computer transmissions.
  • Page 40 – Payments for labor or service to representa- tives or service centers not authorized to per- form product maintenance by Gigaset NAM. – Loss of data. – Testing and examination discloses that the alleged defect or malfunction in the Product does not exist.
  • Page 41: Governing Law

    FCC / ACTA Information KIND. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state/province to province. In no event shall Gigaset NAM's liability exceed the cost of repairing or replacing defective Products as provided herein, and any such liabilities will ter- minate upon expiration of the warranty period.
  • Page 42: Menu Of The Handset

    Menu of the handset Directory <directory list> Answer Machine Play Ans On/Off Answer Mode Record OGM Delete Old Msgs Settings Voice Mail Call VM Settings *The grey colored parts of the menu are also available in the base station’s menu View New Entry Edit Entry...
  • Page 43 Menu of the handset Settings Date/Time Audio Settings Registration Handset System Set Date/Time Set Format HS Ring Volume Line 1 Line 2 HS Ring Tones Line 1 Line 2 Base Ring Tones Line 1 Line 2 Key Touch Tone Register HS Unregister HS Select Base Handset Name...
  • Page 44: Menu Of The Base Station

    Menu of the base station Directory <directory list> Answer Machine Answer Mode Record OGM Settings Voice Mail Call VM Settings Settings Date/Time Audio Settings Base Menu of the base station View New Entry Edit Entry Delete Delete List Line 1 Answer &...
  • Page 45: Index

    "Withheld" dialing list type name of caller number of caller status of entry Care of the telephone Changing dialing mode ... . . flash time name of handset ring tone...
  • Page 46 Correcting entries ..........Customer Care Date format .
  • Page 47 Index Icon ....answering machine ......display .
  • Page 48 Paging ............Paging, handset .

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