Contents 1 Important safety instructions 2 Your phone What is in the box Overview of the phone Overview of the base station Display icons 3 Get started Connect the base station Install the handset Configure your phone (country dependent) Change the remote access PIN code Charge the handset Check the battery level What is standby mode?
Unregister the handsets Restore default settings 11 Telephone answering machine Turn the answering machine on or off Set the answering machine language Set the answer mode Announcements Incoming messages (ICM) Set the ring delay Remote access 12 Technical data 13 Notice Declaration of conformity Use GAP standard compliance Compliance with EMF...
1 Important safety instructions Power requirements • This product requires an electrical supply of 100-240 volts AC. In case of power failure, the communication can be lost. • The voltage on the network is classified as TNV-3 (Telecommunication Network Voltages), as defined in the standard EN 60950.
2 Your phone 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 (CD191) Base station (CD196) Handset** Charger** Power adapter**...
Overview of the phone a Earpiece b Loudspeaker c Battery door • Scroll up on the menu. • Increase the earpiece/speaker volume. • Access the phonebook. e REDIAL/C • Delete text or digits. • Cancel operation. • Access the redial list. •...
• Find handsets. • Enter the registration mode. CD196 • Find handsets • Enter registration mode b Speaker Decrease/increase the speaker volume. Skip backward during playback. Skip forward during playback. Turn the answering machine on/off. • Play messages. • Stop messages playback. •...
It flashes when there is a new voice message. It remains steadily on when the voice messages are already viewed in the call log. The icon is not shown when there is no voice message. It is displayed when you scroll up/down a list/increase and decrease the volume.
3 Get started Caution • Make sure that you have read the safety instructions in the 'Important safety instruction' 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.
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.
Press MENU/OK. Select [Answ. Machine] > [Remote access] > [Change PIN], then press MENU/OK to confirm. Enter the old PIN, then press MENU/OK to confirm. Enter the new PIN code, then press MENU/OK to confirm. Enter the new PIN code again, then press MENU/OK to confirm.
Check the signal strength The number of bars indicates the link status between the handset and base station. The more bars are shown, the better the connection is. • Make sure the handset is linked to the base station before you make or receive calls and carry out the phone functions and features.
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 (see 'Check the signal strength' on page 11). Make a call You can make a call in these ways: •...
Warning • When the handset rings or when the handsfree is activated, keep the handset away from your ear to avoid ear damage. Note • The caller ID service is available if you have registered to the caller ID service with your service provider. •...
Make a conference call with the external callers Note • This service is network dependent. Check with the service provider for additional charges. When you are connected to two calls, press , then . » The two calls are combined and a conference call is established.
5 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 REDIAL/C to delete the character. Press to move the cursor left and right.
6 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 14 characters long and a number up to 24 digits long. There are 2 direct access memories (keys ).
Enter the number, then press MENU/OK to confirm » Your new record is saved. • Press and hold to insert a pause. Note • The phonebook overwrites the old number with the new number. • Press once or several times on the alphanumeric key to enter the selected character.
7 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.
Select a record, then press MENU/OK to confirm. Select [Delete], then press MENU/OK to confirm » The handset displays a confirmation requests. Press MENU/OK to confirm. » The record is deleted. Delete all call records Press . » The incoming call log is displayed. Press MENU/OK to enter the options menu.
8 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 10 redial records. View the redial records Press REDIAL/C. Redial a call Press REDIAL/C.
9 Phone settings You can customize the settings to make it your own phone. Sound settings Set the handset's ringtone volume You can select among 5 ringtone volume levels or [Off]. Press MENU/OK. Select [Phone setup] > [Sounds] > [Ring volume], then press MENU/OK to confirm.
Select [Phone setup] > [Language], then press MENU/OK to confirm. Select a language, then press MENU/OK to confirm. » The setting is saved.
10 Services The phone supports a number of features that help you handle and manage the calls. Call list type You can set whether you can view all incoming calls or missed calls from this menu. Select the call list type Press MENU/OK.
Select [Services] > [Area code], then press MENU/OK to confirm. Enter the area code, then press MENU/ OK to confirm. » The setting is saved. Deactivate auto removal of the area code Press MENU/OK. Select [Services] > [Area code], then press MENU/OK to confirm.
available options varies with different countries. For details, consult your service provider. Press MENU/OK. Select [Services] > [Recall time], then press MENU/OK to confirm. Select an option, then press MENU/OK to confirm. » The setting is saved. Dial mode Note •...
• 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/OK. Select [Services] > [Reset], then press MENU/OK to confirm. » The handset displays a confirmation request.
11 Telephone answering machine Note • Available only for CD196. Your phone includes a telephone answering machine that records unanswered calls when it is on. You can access the answering machine remotely and change the settings through the answering machine menu on the handset. button on the base station lights up when the answer machine is on.
Announcements The announcement is the message your caller hears when the answering machine picks up the call. The answering machine has 2 default announcements: the [Record also] mode and [Answer only] mode. Record an announcement The maximum length of the announcement you can record is 3 minutes.
Note • If you pick up the phone when the caller leaves a message, the recording stops and you can talk to the caller directly. Note • If the memory is full, the answering machine switches to [Answer only] automatically. Delete old messages to receive new ones.
Note • Make sure that the answering machine is switched on before this feature can be applied. • When you access the answering machine remotely, you are recommended to set the ring delay to [Toll saver] mode. This is a cost effective way to manage your messages.
Stop listening to the message. Switch the answering machine off. (not available when you listen to the messages). Behavior of the LED display on the base station The table below shows you the current status with different LED display behavior on the base station.
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Your product contains batteries covered by the European Directive 2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed with normal household waste. Please inform yourself about the local rules on separate collection of batteries because correct disposal helps to prevent negative consequences for the environmental and human health.
14 Frequently asked questions No signal bar is displayed on the screen. • The handset is out of range. Move it closer to the base station. • If the handset displays [Unregister], register your handset. • For further information, see the chapter 'Services', section 'Register the handsets'.