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2-9876
INTRODUCTION
B. Operational Summary
Your new GE Model 2-9876 Answerer has digital memory. It eliminates the
Digital
need for tapes and provides a full range of features. The answering system
can hold up to 14 minutes of messages or a maximum of 40 individual
Telephone Answerer
messages.
User's Guide
Three individual Mailboxes in the unit allow the caller to leave a message
for a specific party. If you do not wish to separate messages, you may use
the Main Mailbox only. Two outgoing announcements may be recorded.
When you are at home, you can use your new system to:
• Answer calls when you cannot answer the telephone.
• Screen incoming calls when you do not want to be disturbed.
• Take messages from callers.
• Record memos directly using the unit's built-in microphone.
• Erase or save all messages. Erase or save selected messages.
Super VOX allows the Answerer to disconnect automatically if a calling
party hangs up or stops talking. The unit also places a time and day stamp
on each incoming message or memo.
When you are away, you can use any touch tone phone to:
• Listen to messages in any mailbox.
• Bypass the announcement and leave a message quickly.
• Erase selected messages from memory.
• Skip through or repeat your messages.
• Turn your answering system on or off.
• Change your announcements.
• Leave a memo.
A three-digit, factory set security code is written on the underside of the
Answerer. Your security code must be entered to use any remote functions.
This code prevents unauthorised use of remote operation.
A voice menu is programmed into your new Answerer to guide you through
remote operations.
CONTROLS and FEATURES
A. Answerer Features
Fully Digital (Tapeless recording)
• Better reliability than tape.
• No moving parts to break, jam, or wear out.
• Instant playback of incoming messages — no need to wait
for a tape to fast forward or rewind.
Fourteen minutes of total recording time or a maximum of 40 messages.
Voice Time/Day Stamp answerer will tell you the time and day each
message was received.
We bring good things to life.
Digital Message Counter tells you the number of messages you have
received.
Auto Disconnect stops answerer when any phone extension is picked up.
INTRODUCTION
Super VOX Time Out stops answerer when a caller hangs up; when a dial
tone is heard; or when call progress signals (computer or FAX signals) are
Your new GE Model 2-9876 Answerer is designed to record messages using
heard.
a digital memory. This system eliminates the need for tapes while it provides
Two Outgoing Announcements for added convenience.
an expanded range of answering system features.
Three Mailboxes to allow the caller to leave a message for any one of three
Please read this USE AND CARE GUIDE carefully to familiarise yourself
parties.
with all the features of your new Answerer. Retain this guide for future
Skip messages , forward or backward, instantly with the tap of a button.
reference.
Message counter will tell you what message number is playing.
Selective erase message function lets you save important messages, or
FCC NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BASE.
messages for other people.
LOAD NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE BOTTOM OF BASE.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LAST PAGE OF THIS GUIDE.
Instant Replay plays back the last 8 seconds of a message you're listening
to.
Beeperless remote message retrieval with 10 functions and a voice menu
A
Parts Check List
to assist you. Messages are automatically saved unless you intentionally
Carefully remove the unit from the package. Check this list to be certain
erase them.
all components are included. Remember to save your sales receipt in case
Call Screening Speaker
you ever need warranty service.
Memo Recording — allows local message recording.
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Toll Saver — for remote operation.
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ANSWERER
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ANSWERING SYSTEM
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Message Control — allows you to set the Answerer to either accept mes-
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VOICE TIME/DAY STAMP
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sages up to two minutes or four minutes.
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Battery Backup — holds messages, time/day clock and announcements
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during temporary power outages (9 volt battery required.)
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Battery Lo Indicator digital display flashes "Lo" when battery needs to be
replaced.
ERASE
Two-Year Limited Warranty
INSTANT REPLAY
ANNOUNCE 1
ANNOUNCE 2
REVIEW
STOP
SKIP
ANSWER ON
MAILBOX 2
MAILBOX 3
MAIN
AC POWER SUPPLY
ONE TELEPHONE LINE CORD
WITH POWER CORD
Model 2-9876B
P.O. Box 1976, Indianapolis, IN 46206
20759290
© 1996 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.,
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Printed in Malaysia
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2.
Connect the Line Cord
CONTROLS and FEATURES
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the "TO WALL
B.
Answerer Controls
OUTLET" jack at the rear of the unit. Plug the other end into
the telephone outlet. An RJ11C outlet jack is required. If you don't
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have this type of outlet jack, an adapter can be purchased from
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any telephone store.
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ANSWERING SYSTEM
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VOICE TIME/DAY STAMP
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CT
POWER
TOLL
9V DC
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• SAVER
TO WALL
FROM
MESSAGES
OUTLET
TELEPHONE
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ERASE
INSTANT REPLAY
ANNOUNCE 1
ANNOUNCE 2
REVIEW
STOP
SKIP
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3.
Connect your Telephone (If you do not want to connect a telephone
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4
to the Answerer, go to step 3.) Plug your telephone cord to the
ANSWER ON
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5
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"FROM TELEPHONE" jack at the rear of the unit.
MAILBOX 2
MAILBOX 3
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MAIN
TO SET HOUR: HOLD HOUR
FOR FAST CHANGE, TAP HOUR FOR SLOW CHANGE.
TO SET MINUTE: HOLD MINUTE FOR FAST CHANGE, TAP MINUTE FOR SLOW CHANGE.
TO SET DAY: HOLD DAY/TIME CHECK , STOP AT CORRECT DAY. TO CHECK TIME/DAY: TAP DAY/TIME CHECK
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TO RECORD MEMO: PRESS MEMO , ALL MAILBOX LIGHTS WILL FLASH. PRESS AND HOLD DESIRED MAILBOX
BUTTON, SPEAK AFTER TONE..,RELEASE WHEN FINISHED.
TO ERASE INDIVIDUAL MESSAGES: PRESS AND RELEASE ERASE
AT ANYTIME A MESSAGE IS BEING PLAYED - TONE
WILL SOUND, MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED AND NEXT MESSAGE WILL START.
TO ERASE ENTIRE MAILBOX: PRESS AND HOLD ERASE UNTIL YOU HEAR TONE AND ALL MAILBOX LIGHTS FLASH..,
RELEASE. PRESS AND HOLD DESIRED MAILBOX BUTTON UNTIL YOU HEAR TONE..,RELEASE. ALL MAILBOX MESSAGES ERASED.
TO RECORD YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOOSE EITHER ANNOUNCE 1 OR ANNOUNCE 2 , PRESS AND HOLD
BUTTON - SPEAK AFTER TONE..,RELEASE WHEN FINISHED.
ANNOUNCEMENT NOTE: FOR A CALLING PARTY TO LEAVE A MESSAGE INTO A PARTICULAR MAILBOX - THE PARTY IS
REQUIRED TO PRESS "1" (MAIN MAILBOX), "2" (MAILBOX 2), OR "3" (MAILBOX 3) BEFORE LEAVING MESSAGE. (TONE DIAL ONLY)
IF NO KEY IS PRESSED , MESSAGE WILL DEFAULT INTO MAIN MAILBOX.
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE READ USE AND CARE GUIDE FOR DETAILS OF OPERATION.
4.
Connect the Power Cord
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Plug the right angle plug on the power cord into the " POWER "
jack at the rear of the unit.
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VOLUME
TIME/DAY SET
INCOMING
POWER
MESSAGES
RING SELECT
2 •
TOLL
9V DC
• SAVER
2
4
4
TO WALL
FROM
HOUR MINUTE DAY/
TIME
MINUTE
MINUTE
OUTLET
TELEPHONE
CHECK
1.
Speaker — plays back messages and announcements.
5.
Plug in the Power Supply
2.
Mic — microphone picks up voice to record announcements or
Plug the power supply into the 110 VAC power outlet. A power-
messages.
up tone will be heard and the MESSAGES display will read "00".
3.
Announce 1 — tapping selects and plays outgoing announcement
The ANNOUNCE 1 and ANNOUNCE 2 LED's will flash.
(OGA) #1. Press and hold to record new greeting.
Note: If message display flashes "00" and "Lo", then the unit does
4.
Announce 2 — tapping selects and plays OGA # 2. Press and hold
not detect fresh 9V battery in place.
to record new greeting.
5.
Answer On — turns answer function on or off. (Message indicator
displays '— —" for off.)
6.
Message Indicator Display
7.
Erase — allows you to erase selected messages or all messages.
8.
Review — during playback, replays an earlier recorded message in
sequence.
9.
Stop Button — stops functions.
10.
Skip — during playback, skips message and moves to the next in
sequence.
11.
Instant Replay — plays back the last 8 seconds of a message you're
listening to.
12.
Mailbox 2 — Tap to play messages in mailbox #2.
Main — Tap to play messages in main mailbox (Mailbox 1).
13.
14.
Mailbox 3 — Tap to play messages in mailbox #3.
ANSWERER OPERATION
15.
Slide Out Tray — contains Quick Reference Guide.
Incoming Messages — sets answerer to record messages up to 2
A.
Answer On/Off
16.
minutes or 4 minutes in length.
1.
Rotate the VOLUME control to a comfortable level (usually midway.)
17.
Ring Select — selects number of rings (2, 4, or Toll Saver)for
2.
To turn off, press ANSWER ON . Voice will announce "Answer
answer function pick-up. The machine will answer on the number
functions are off." The MESSAGES display will indicate "— —".
ring selected.
Note: The messages and setting contained within the Answerer
18.
Power Jack — AC/DC Adapter input jack. Also provides Answerer
will not erase when the unit is off. The unit simply does not answer
reset.
incoming calls.
19.
Line Jack — connects to telephone wall jack.
3.
To turn on, press ANSWERER ON . (If you are plugging in the unit
20.
Line Jack — connects answerer to telephone.
for the first time, it should turn 'on' automatically.) Voice will
21.
Volume — sets volume for unit.
announce "Answer functions are on." The MESSAGES display
will indicate the total number of messages stored in the unit.
22.
Time/Day Set — allows setting of time/day stamp which is added
after incoming messages.
Hour button — sets the hour.
Minute Button — sets the minute.
- VOLUME +
Day/Time Check Button — sets day of the week. Also provides
audible time/day setting report.
• Three-Digit Security Code — allows you to call your GE Model 2-9876 Answerer
from another location. (Security Code can be found on the bottom of the
answerer).
• 9-volt battery compartment — located on the bottom of the answerer.
B.
Setting The Time/Day Stamp
The Time/Day is added to the end of each message or memo. Before
using your new Answerer, the time/day stamp should be properly set.
INSTALLATION
1.
Rotate the VOLUME control to a comfortable level (usually midway.)
2.
The Time/Day Stamp controls are located on the side of the Answerer.
A. Setting Up The Answerer
3.
Set hour
Follow these steps to set up your new Desktop GE Model 2-9876 Answerer
a) Advance the hour by pressing and
for proper operation.
holding or tapping the HOUR button
until the Voice indicates the appro-
1.
Install the 9 Volt Battery
priate hour, 1-12.
The 9 volt battery will provide back-up power during temporary
Note: Voice will announce "AM"or "PM"
power outages. Using a pointed object, insert in opening of battery
as it reaches one o'clock while advancing
compartment on bottom of BASE and pop up. Insert battery and snap
hours.
into place. Replace battery cover.
b) Release the button when the correct
hour is voiced.
4.
Set Minute
a) Advance the minute by a combination
of pressing and holding or tapping
the MINUTE button until the Voice
indicates the correct minute, 0-59.
b) Tapping the button advances minute
by single digits 0, 1, 2, 3...59.
c) Pressing and holding the button
advances minute by increments of
five, 0, 5, 10, 15...55.
5.
Set Day
a) Advance the day by pressing and
holding the DAY/TIME CHECK
TIME/DAY SET
button until the Voice announces
each day in sequence.
b) Release the button at correct day.
HOUR MINUTE DAY
6.
Checking the Time/Day Stamp:
a) Tap the DAY/TIME CHECK button.
b) The Voice will respond with the
current time and day.
Note: A time check can be made at anytime answering system is not in use.
Important: If the Time/Day Stamp has not been set, the voice system
will announce the following during a time check and at
the end of each message play "1:00 AM Monday."
C.
Recording And Playback Of Outgoing
INCOMING
MESSAGES
RING SELECT
POWER
2 •
TOLL
9V DC
Announcements (OGAs)
• SAVER
2
4
TO WALL
FROM
MINUTE
MINUTE
4
OUTLET
TELEPHONE
Your new Answerer is equipped with the
capability of selecting one of two out-
ANNOUNCE 1
going announcements (OGA). Before using
you should record an OGA. This is the
announcement the caller will hear when
the unit answers a call.
1.
Announcement 1 recording/playback
INCOMING
a) To record an announcement, press and hold ANNOUNCE 1
MESSAGES
RING SELECT
POWER
2 •
TOLL
9V DC
SAVER
button. Wait for a beep. Speak clearly and close — about 9
MINUTE
2
MINUTE
4
4
inches — to the microphone. Recording will stop when button
is released and another beep will sound.
b) The LED above the button will stay ON .
c) Tap ANNOUNCE 1 button and the unit will play back your OGA.
2.
Announcement 2 recording/playback
a) To record an announcement press and hold ANNOUNCE 2 button.
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Wait for a beep. Speak clearly and close to the microphone.
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Recording will stop when the button is released and another beep
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b) The LED above the button will stay ON .
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c) Tap ANNOUNCE 2 button and the unit will play back your OGA.
3.
To record a new announcement, simply record over the old one.
ERASE
INSTANT REPLAY
ANNOUNCE 1
ANNOUNCE 2
REVIEW
STOP
SKIP
ANSWER ON
MAILBOX 2
MAILBOX 3
MAIN
D.
Selection Of Announcement 1 or 2
1.
The selected OGA will have the LED ON over the button.
2.
Tap the ANNOUNCE 1 or ANNOUNCE 2 button to select which an-
nouncement you wish to greet caller. (The OGA will play back when
selected.)
3.
If both announcement LED's are flashing, there are no valid recorded
announcements, in which case the unit's built-in default outgoing
announcement of "Please leave message after tone" will be used
to answer the phone.
ANNOUNCE 1
ANNOUNCE 2
ANSWER ON
E.
Typical Announcements That Refer Callers To
MESSAGES
Mailboxes
Since your new answerer has the advanced feature of being supplied
with three Mailboxes (Main Mailbox, Mailbox 2 and Mailbox 3) a calling
party using a touch tone telephone may choose to leave a message in a
particular mailbox. (A party calling from a rotary phone can only leave a
message in the main mailbox.)
For a calling party to leave a message into a particular mailbox, the party
is required to press '1' for the main mailbox, '2' for mailbox 2, or '3' for
mailbox 3, from the calling phone. If pressed during the OGA or within
five seconds after the beep at the end of the OGA, the unit will announce
"Leave Message," beep, and then start recording for that particular mail-
box. If no key is pressed the message will go into the main mailbox.
Example Greetings
- VOLUME +
Example A: "Hello, we cannot come to the phone right now. If you are
calling from a touch tone phone, press '2' to leave a message for Mary,
press '3' to leave a message for Kathy, or wait for the tone and leave a
message in our Main Mailbox. Thank you."
Example B: "Hello, this is XYZ company. We cannot take your call right
now. If you are calling from a touch tone phone, press '1' to leave a
TIME/DAY SET
message for the receptionist, press '2' to leave a message for accounting,
or press '3' to leave a message for sales, or wait for the tone and leave a
message in our Main Mailbox. Thank you."
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TIME
HOUR MINUTE DAY
CHECK
Note: The fourteen-minute all-digital memory is shared between the
announcements and all messages and memos. The briefer your announce-
ments, the more memory there will be left for messages.
TIME/DAY SET
TIME
HOUR MINUTE DAY
/
CHECK
ANSWERER OPERATION
ANSWERER OPERATION
F.
Recording A Memo
J.
Press and hold the desired MAILBOX button. Recording will start after the
You can use the volume control on the
beep. Speak into the microphone and release the Mailbox button when
side of the Answerer to adjust the volume
finished. Another beep will indicate the end of the recording and the
of the system's speaker. Rotate the knob
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TIME
CHECK
MESSAGES indicator will be advanced by one count.
until you find a comfortable volume level.
Note: A recorded MEMO is then treated like any other message stored in a
specific mailbox.
MESSAGES
K.
02
Two settings are essential to using the Answerer's Call Screening
ERASE
INSTANT REPLAY
ANNOUNCE 1
ANNOUNCE 2
REVIEW
STOP
SKIP
feature
ANSWER ON
MAILBOX 2
MAILBOX 3
MAIN
If a call comes in that you decide to take, lift the handset of any telephone
G. Message Counter Display Operation
on the line. The system will stop recording and you may speak to the caller.
The MESSAGES indicator will display the following in the two-digit
No further message space will be used by the call.
ANNOUNCE 2
display.
1. If answerer is ON , the total
number of messages in memory
L.
in all mailboxes will be displayed,
00 to 40.
Set the RING SELECT switch on the back of your Answerer to 2, 4, or Toll
2. If answerer is OFF , the LED
MESSAGES
Saver to choose the number of rings before the system answers.
0 1
display show "— —".
3. If answerer is not receiving AC
power, the display will be blank.
4. If a mailbox is selected to play,
MESSAGES
——
the total number of messages in
that mailbox will be displayed
momentarily. Then, the display
will show the message number
MESSAGES
being played.
L
0
5. If the battery needs to be replaced
or there is no battery installed,
Use the TOLL SAVER setting when you will be calling from another
the LED display will flash "Lo".
location to check for messages. If you have new messages waiting the
6. If memory is full, the display will
system will answer on the second ring. If there are no new messages, the
flash rapidly.
phone will answer on the fourth ring. You can then hang up on the third
ring to avoid paying long distance charges.
H. Automatic Answering Operation
If the message indicator reads "— —", tap
MESSAGES
ANSWER ON button to turn answerer on.
——
When the system answers a call, the caller
hears the selected outgoing announce-
ment followed by a beep.
After the caller leaves a message, the
ANSWER ON
answerer notes the time and day at the
end of the message. The message is
stored in the selected mailbox and the
MESSAGES window displays the total
MESSAGES
number of messages currently stored in
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the answerer.
1.
The Auto Disconnect Feature
Lifting the HANDSET on any telephone on the same line while the
answerer is recording a phone message will automatically interrupt
and stop the answerer portion of the unit. This allows you to screen
your calls.
2.
The Super "VOX" Feature
Super VOX is a sound recognition feature built into the electronics
of your answerer. This feature saves memory space by hanging up
when: the caller hangs up; it hears a dial tone; or, call progress
signals (computer or FAX signals) are heard.
Note: Message recording will be terminated in any one of the
following conditions:
1. The STOP button is pressed.
2. An extension phone is picked up.
3. Super VOX times out.
4. The maximum message length time is reached (2 minutes or 4
minutes).
5. Recording memory is full (14 minutes total).
6. Dial tone is detected.
I.
Setting The Answerer For Incoming Messages Time
Limit
1.
Setting the INCOMING MESSAGES
switch on the back of the Answerer
INCOMING
to 2 MINUTE position allows the
MESSAGES
caller to leave messages up to 2
minutes in length.
2.
Setting the INCOMING MESSAGES
2
4
switch on the back of the Answerer
MINUTE
MINUTE
to 4 MINUTE position allows the
caller to leave messages up to 4
minutes in length.
Volume Control
- VOLUME +
Screening Your Calls
1. Turn the Answerer ON .
2. Set the VOLUME to a level that
- VOLUME +
can be heard from wherever
ANSWER ON
you are.
Setting The Ring Select Switch
1. Position '2' — the unit will answer
on the second ring.
2. Position '4' — the unit will answer
on the fourth ring.
3. Position TOLL SAVER — the unit
RING SELECT
will answer on the second ring
2 •
TOLL
• SAVER
if you have new messages and
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answer on the fourth ring if there
are no new messages.
Digital
Telephone Answerer
MODEL 2-9876
1
Dial telephone number and wait
for system to answer.
2
Press any key for OGA
(Outgoing Announcement) bypass
3
Enter 3-digit security code
after transfer tone.
4
Enter Touch Tone Command,
or
Press
9
for Voice Menu.
5
Hang up.
Write 3-digit security code in boxes.
Digital
Telephone Answerer
MODEL 2-9876
1
Dial telephone number and wait
for system to answer.
2
Press any key for OGA
(Outgoing Announcement) bypass
3
Enter 3-digit security code
after transfer tone.
4
Enter Touch Tone Command,
or
Press
9
for Voice Menu.
5
Hang up.
Write 3-digit security code in boxes.

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