Toshiba FT-8901A Owner's Manual
Toshiba FT-8901A Owner's Manual

Toshiba FT-8901A Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 Now, set the dial mode to Tone or Pulse for your type of service according to the instructions on Page 14 and your telephone is ready for normal use. Information on the use of other features follows page 15.
  • Page 3: Introduction

    FEATURES Toshiba America Consumer Products Inc. takes pride in presenting the cordless telephone and digital answering system. An all digital answering device provides many new conveniences not available on tape machines, such as repeat, skip and individual message delete. INTRODUCTION •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Preparation INTRODUCTION ......... .3 Features .
  • Page 5 Answering system USING THE MENU MODE ....... . .20 Recording the greeting message ......21 Changing the greeting message .
  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    E. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged. F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. 12 Do not use the telephone in the vicinity of a gas leak.
  • Page 7: Save These Instructions

    The RBRC Seal The RBRC (contained in our product) indicates that Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. (TACP) is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful lives, when taken out of service within the United States. The RBRC program provides a convenient alternative to placing used nickel- cadmium batteries into the trash or municipal waste, which is illegal in some areas.
  • Page 8: Location Of Controls

    LOCATION OF CONTROLS HANDSET TALK/BATT LOW LED TALK button (page 15) TONE TONE MODE button (page 14, 17) (Memory) button (page 18) MUTE button (page 17) Charging Contacts SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES: Modular Line Cord Part # RC008231 Antenna Speed-Dial Index Card (back) Write down numbers stored in memory RDL/P...
  • Page 9: Base Unit

    CHARGE LED MENU button (page 20 to 24) button (page 20 to 24) For purchase of accessories, please call 1-877-644-7373. Rechargeable Battery Pack Toshiba TRB-8000 Part # RC004931 LOCATION OF CONTROLS SKIP FF (page 20 to 26) TIME PLAY/STOP REW REPEAT...
  • Page 10: Installation

    Use only the supplied AC adaptor, or one matching its specifications exactly with this product. Incorrect voltage may damage the unit or cause it to function improperly. Telephone Line Cord Power Outlet (AC 120V, 60Hz) AC Adaptor Single-Line Telephone Jack...
  • Page 11: Setting Up The Base Unit (Wall Mounting)

    Before mounting, select a wall area of sufficient strength. If mounting on wallboard or in an area of questionable strength, locate a stud for maximum support of your telephone. • Avoid electrical cables, pipes, or other items behind the mounting location that could cause a hazard.
  • Page 12: Charging The Battery Pack

    INSTALLATION CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK It is important to charge the battery for 12 to 16 hours continuously without any interruption before you use the handset for the first time. TALK/BATT LOW CHARGE Charging contacts NOTES: • Use only the supplied battery pack (TRB-8000 power source 600mAh, 3.6VDC) •...
  • Page 13 • The redial number is held in memory for up to one minute while you replace the battery pack. • If you must replace the battery pack during a telephone call, complete the replacement of the battery pack within 30 seconds, and you can return to the original call.
  • Page 14: Setting The Dial Mode

    Then you must set your telephone dial mode for the type of service you have. If you are not sure which type of service you have, do the following steps.
  • Page 15: Basic Operation

    Before using the handset, make sure to read the following instructions. TONE/ (TONE MODE) MAKING A CALL Handset On The Base 1) Pick up the handset. TALK 2) Press 3) Listen for the dial tone. 4) Dial the number. TALK To hang up: Press , or return the handset to the base (Auto Standby).
  • Page 16: Redial

    BASIC OPERATION REDIAL Handset On The Base 1) Pick up the handset and press 2) Listen for the dial tone. 3) Press RDL/P OUT OF RANGE During a call, as you begin to move too far from the base unit, the noise increases.
  • Page 17: Base Speaker Volume Setting

    BASE SPEAKER VOLUME SETTING To adjust the base unit speaker volume, press MUTE To mute a conversation, press To resume normal conversation, press TONE/ENTERING A PAUSE To temporarily switch to tone dial (When the handset is set to pulse mode) To enter a pause within the dialing sequence INTERFERENCE OR STATIC...
  • Page 18: Memory Dialing

    (Memory) STORING NUMBERS You can store up to 16 digits including #, , and PAUSE as a telephone number. Pick up the handset and press Dial the telephone number you wish to store (up to 16 digits). Press (Redial/Pause) RDL/P...
  • Page 19: Inserting A Pause In Memory

    3. You will hear a long beep when the number is successfully stored. To store more telephone numbers, repeat steps 1 to 4. Return the handset to the base unit. Record the telephone numbers on the SPEED DIAL INDEX CARD, and place it on the back of the handset.
  • Page 20: Using The Menu Mode

    USING THE MENU MODE Menu mode allows you to set the following Answering System functions. MENU REW REPEAT SELECT LED display DELETE GREETING Menu No. Function Menu1 Menu2 Menu3 Menu4 Menu5 Menu6 Standby NOTES: • If you make no entries within 20 seconds, or 20 seconds pass after a voice prompt/guidance or greeting, you will hear a long beep and the answering machine returns to standby.
  • Page 21: Recording The Greeting Message

    RECORDING THE GREETING MESSAGE You can record a personalized greeting message (up to 30 seconds) or use the pre-recorded message. When a call is received, the answering machine answers the call and plays the greeting message. Press once. MENU You hear the pre-recorded message or current greeting message.
  • Page 22: Setting The Clock

    USING THE MENU MODE SETTING THE CLOCK During play back, the answering machine announces the day and time that each message was recorded. Press twice. MENU The system announces the current time. Press You hear the current day and the LED display shows the numbers [ ] through [ Press...
  • Page 23: Setting The Security Code (Pin)

    SETTING THE SECURITY CODE (PIN) To access your answering machine when you are away from home, you need to identify yourself with a security code or Personal Identification Number (PIN). You can select any two digit number between 00 and 99 as your security code (PIN). Press three times.
  • Page 24: Setting The Number Of Rings

    USING MENU MODE SETTING THE NUMBER OF RINGS Select one of four ring time setting ( : Toll Saver). Press five times. MENU The current ring time is displayed on the LED display. Press to change the ring time. Press SELECT appears ( : 2rings,...
  • Page 25: Using The Answering Machine

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE REW REPEAT LED display TURNING THE ANSWERING MACHINE ON & OFF Press to turn the answering machine on. The ANSWER LED ANSWER will light, and the number of messages appears on the LED display. The greeting message will be played and you hear a long beep. To turn the answering machine off, press off.
  • Page 26: Checking Clock Setting

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE CHECKING CLOCK SETTING You can check the time (day, hour, minute, AM, and PM) by using the Time stamp. To check the time, press PLAYING RECORDED MESSAGES The display shows the total number of recorded messages. If new messages have been recorded, the number blinks.
  • Page 27: Deleting Recorded Messages

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE DELETING RECORDED MESSAGES To delete all messages: Press and hold DELETE messages. If there are messages that you have not listened to, an error tone sounds and the messages will not be deleted. To delete individual messages: While playing back the message you want to delete, press The message is deleted and the next message will be played.
  • Page 28: Leaving A Memo Message

    When you finish recording, press RECORDING A PHONE CONVERSATION (2 WAY REC) You can record a telephone conversation that is already in progress with the handset (up to 10 minutes). The conversation is stored and played back like an incoming message.
  • Page 29: Calling In From A Remote Location

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE CALLING IN FROM A REMOTE LOCATION You can retrieve messages or change answering machine settings by calling your phone from a touch-tone phone. Even if the answering machine has been left off, you can still access it by turning it on first. IF THE ANSWERING MACHINE IS OFF: Let the phone ring at least 10 times.
  • Page 30: Table Of Commands

    USING THE ANSWERING MACHINE TABLE OF COMMANDS OPERATION To repeat an incoming message; (during playback) To playback an incoming message (up to 4 minutes) To skip to the next message (during playback) To delete individual messages (during playback) To stop operation To turn the answering system on To record a memo message (up to 4 minutes)
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    → Replace with a new battery. → Plug the AC adaptor into the base unit and the AC 120V outlet. → Place the handset on the base unit to recharge. → Check both ends of the telephone jack. → Press to disconnect the line. TALK →...
  • Page 32 → Press to select a clearer channel, or relocate the base unit. → Check with another telephone. → Reduce volume to a lower setting. → Lift the antenna to a vertical position. → Disconnect the AC adaptor and reconnect it within few seconds.
  • Page 33 PROBLEM The answering • The recording capacity is full. → Delete some or all of the recorded messages. machine does not answer the call. Answering machine • No message is recorded. → This is normal. does not play. The messages are not •...
  • Page 34: Warranty/Service

    If the unit is still in warranty, the remainder of the warranty period will also be null and void. It is the responsibility of users requiring service to report the need for service to the Toshiba dealer.
  • Page 35 Raise the antenna to vertical position. Adjusting Volume Single-Line Telephone Jack Fasten the AC Handset Earpiece and Ringer Volume Telephone Line Cord (RJ11C) adaptor cord. To adjust the earpiece volume, press Power Outlet And to adjust the ringer volume, press (AC 120V, 60Hz) mode.
  • Page 36 REFERENCIA AJUSTE/UTILIZACIÓN DEL TELÉFONO RÁPIDA CORDLESS TELEPHONE DIGITAL ANSWERING SYSTEM Ajuste del modo de marcación FT-8901A Según su sistema de marcación, ajuste el modo de la manera siguiente: Para los detalles, lea el manual de instrucciones (en inglés). INSTALACIÓN DE LA UNIDAD BASE Levante la antena en posición vertical.
  • Page 37 TELEPHONE/TELEPHONE ANSWER MACHINE LIMITED WARRANTY Toshiba America Consumer Products.Inc(“TACP”) and Toshiba Hawaii,Inc.(“THI”) make the following limited warranties. These limited warranties extend to the original consumer purchaser or any person receiving this set as a gift from the original consumer purchaser and to no other purchaser or transferee.
  • Page 38: Remote Operation Cards

    REMOTE OPERATION CARDS REMOTE OPERATION OF FT-8901A Call your machine from touch tone phone. After your machine answers, enter # and security code (PIN) pressing each digit for at least 1 second. If you enter # and PIN correctly, your machine sounds invitation tone after the announcement.
  • Page 40 We suggest you record the following information and retain for your records along with your bill of sale or equipment document. Model no.__________________ Serial no.______________ Purchase date______________ Dealer_________________ Dealer address _____________________________________ © 2001 TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. UCZZ01339BZ RC012156 Printed in China...

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