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RCA 2101-2 User Manual

RCA 2101-2 User Manual

Dect 6.0 multi-handset cordless telephone
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DECT 6.0
Cordless Telephone
User's Guide
Please read this manual before operating
product for the first time.
Visit the RCA web site at
Model 2101/2101-2/2101-3/2101-4


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  • Page 1 DECT 6.0 Multi-Handset Cordless Telephone User's Guide Please read this manual before operating product for the first time. Visit the RCA web site at Model 2101/2101-2/2101-3/2101-4...
  • Page 2: Equipment Approval Information

    Equipment Approval Information Your telephone equipment is approved for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network and is in compliance with parts 15 and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations and the Technical Requirements for Telephone Terminal Equipment published by ACTA. 1 Notification to the Local Telephone Company On the bottom of this equipment is a label indicating, among other information, the US number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for...
  • Page 3: Interference Information

    2 Rights of the Telephone Company Should your equipment cause trouble on your line which may harm the telephone network, the telephone company shall, where practicable, notify you that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. Where prior notice is not practicable and the circumstances warrant such action, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue service immediately.
  • Page 4: Hearing Aid Compatibility (Hac)

    • Reorient or relocate and increase the separation between the telecommunications equipment and receiving antenna. • Connect the telecommunications equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiving antenna is connected. If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional s u g ges ti o n s.
  • Page 5: Industry Canada (I.c.) Notice

    Industry Canada (I.C.) Notice This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications. Le présent materiel est conforme aux specifications techniques applicables d'Industrie Canada.” The Ringer Equivalence Number is an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed five.
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT: Because cordless phones operate on electricity, you should have at least one phone in your home that isn’t cordless, in case the power in your home goes out.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Equipment Approval Turn off the ringer for all incoming calls..........20 Information........2 Adjust the earpiece volume.......20 Interference Information....3 Mute the microphone.........20 Hearing Aid Compatibility Intercom Operation......21 (HAC)..........4 Make a call to another handset .....21 Industry Canada (I.C.) Notice....5 While you are on the phone......21 Important safety instructions....5 Toggle between calls........21...
  • Page 8: Before You Begin

    For Model 2101-2 there will be ONE additional handset, charge cradle, battery pack and cover than shown above. For Model 2101-3 there will be TWO additional handsets, charge cradles, battery packs and covers than shown above.
  • Page 9: Telephone Jack Requirements

    Telephone Jack Requirements To use this phone, you need an RJ11C type Wall plate modular telephone jack, which might look like the one pictured here, installed in your home. If you Modular don’t have a modular jack, call your local phone telephone company to find out how to get one installed.
  • Page 10: Overview Of The Base Station

    • Always use the cables provided with the product. • For pluggable equipment, the socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. • This equipment is not designed to make emergency calls when the power fails. An alternative has to be made available to allow emergency calls.
  • Page 11: Overview Of The Phone

    Overview of the phone 1 • Earpiece. 2 • End the call. • Exit the menu/operation. 3 • Scroll up on the menu. • Increase the earpiece volume. • Enter the call log. 4 • Exit the menu/operation. • Backspace the characters or digits.
  • Page 12: Display Icons

    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). When the handset is on the base station/charger, the bars keep scrolling until charging completes.
  • Page 13: Base Station

    3. Plug the battery pack cord into the jack inside the compartment. 4. Insert the battery pack. 5. Close the battery compartment by pushing the door up until it snaps into place. Base Station 1. Choose an area near an electrical outlet and a telephone wall jack (RJ11C), and place your cordless telephone on a level surface, such as a desktop or tabletop, or you may mount it on the wall.
  • Page 14: Set The Date And Time Format

    2. Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the base and the other end into a modular jack. 3. Plug the AC power converter into the electrical outlet and the DC connector into the jack on the back of the base.
  • Page 15: Check The Signal Strength

    Check the signal strength It displays the link status between the handset and base station. The signal icon was shown steady on when handset is linked with base. Ensure the handset is linked to the base station before you make or receive calls and carry out the phone functions and features.
  • Page 16: Set The Handset's Volume

    Set the handset’s volume You can select among 4 volume levels or [OFF]. 1. Press MENU. 2. Select [PERSONAL SET] > [HANDSET TONES] > [RING VOLUME], then press [OK] to confirm. 3. Select a volume level, then press [OK] to confirm. »»...
  • Page 17: Unregister The Handsets

    Unregister the handsets 1. If two handsets share the same base station, you can unregister a handset with another handset. 2. Press MENU. 3. Select [ADVANCED SET] > [UNREGISTER], then press [OK] to confirm. 4. Select the handset number to be unregistered. 5.
  • Page 18: Dial Mode

    Dial mode Note: This feature only applies to models that support both tone and pulse dial. Dial mode is the telephone signal used in your country. The phone supports tone (DTMF) and pulse (rotary) dial. Consult your service provider for more detailed information.
  • Page 19: Quick Call

    Quick call 1. Press 2. Dial the phone number. »» The number is dialed out. »» The duration of your current call is displayed. Dial before you call 1. Dial the phone number • To erase a digit, press [BACK]. •...
  • Page 20: End A Call

    Note: The call timer displays the talk time of your current call. Note: If you hear warning tones, the handset is almost out of battery or the handset i s out of range. Charge the battery or move the handset closer to the base station. End a call You can end a call in these ways: •...
  • Page 21: Intercom Operation

    Intercom Operation 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 •• If the base station only has 2 registered handsets, press INT to make a call to another handset.
  • Page 22: During The Conference Call

    1. Press INT to initiate an internal call. »» The handsets available for intercom are displayed. »» The external caller is put on hold. 2. Select or enter a handset number, then press [OK] to confirm. »» The selected handset rings. 3.
  • Page 23: Phonebook

    lowercase letters. 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. View the phonebook Note ••...
  • Page 24: Add A Record

    »» The number can be viewed. Add a record Note •• If your phonebook memory is full, the handset displays a notification message. Delete some records to add new ones. 1. Press MENU. 2. Select [PHONEBOOK] > [NEW ENTRY], then press [OK] to confirm. 3.
  • Page 25: Call Log

    »» All records are deleted. 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.
  • Page 26: Deleting A Cid Record

    NOTE: Depending on (a) how the incoming caller’s phone number is formatted when it is received, and (b) whether or not you previously pre-programmed your local area code into the Advanced setting menu, you may need to adjust the format of the incoming caller ’ s stored phone number before making the call, press the FORMAT/* button to adjust the number, and try again.
  • Page 27: Redial A Call

    2. Use to view the call list. Redial a call 1. Press REDIAL. 2. Select the record you want to call. Press »» The number is dialed out. Save a redial record to the phonebook 1. Press REDIAL to enter the list of dialed calls. 2.
  • Page 28: Unlock The Keypad

    The keypad is unlocked during the call but is locked automatically after you finish the call. Unlock the keypad 1. Press and hold [*/FORMAT] key. »» The keypad is unlocked. Locate the handset 1. Press on the base station. »» All handsets connected to this base station ring. 2.
  • Page 29 If I fail to register the additional handsets to the base station, what do I do? Your base memory is full. Un-register the unused handsets and try again. No dialing tone • Check your phone connections. • The handset is out of range. Move it closer to the base station. No docking tone •...
  • Page 30: Warranty Assistance

    data from the base station after a few seconds. When you press call log/phonebook information is displayed on the handset . The handset loses connection with the base or the sound is distorted during a call. ••Disconnect the power supply from both the handset and base station. Try again after 1 minute.
  • Page 31: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty What your limited warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year, from date of purchase. Please retain your sales receipt, as that will act as your proof of purchase in order to validate warranty status. What we will do: •...
  • Page 32 What your limited warranty does not cover: • Customer Instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual provides information regarding operating and installation instructions. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the retailer) • Installation and set-up service adjustments. • Batteries. • Damage from misuse, neglect, unauthorized repair. •...
  • Page 33 Product registration is not required for warranty coverage but does allow us to contact you should it be necessary. Visit the RCA web site at Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product.

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