Caller ID User's Guide
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Your GE telephone equipment is registered with the Federal Communications Commission and is in compliance
with parts 15 and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
1 Notification to the Local Telephone Company
On the bottom of this equipment is a label indicating, among other information, the FCC Registration number
and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment. You must, upon request, provide this information to
your telephone company.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your telephone line and still have
all of these devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most (but not all) areas, the sum of the RENs
of all devices connected to one line should not exceed 5. To be certain of the number of devices you may connect
to your line as determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone company.
• This equipment may not be used on coin ser vice provided by the telephone company.
• Party lines are subject to state tariffs, and therefore, you may not be able to use your own telephone
equipment if you are on a party line. Check with your local telephone company.
• Notice must be given to the telephone company upon permanent disconnection of your telephone from your
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. In case of such temporary discontinuance, the telephone
company must: (1) promptly notify you of such temporary discontinuance; (2) afford you the opportunity to
correct the situation; and (3) inform you of your right to bring a complaint to the Commission pursuant to
procedures set forth in Subpart E of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment, operations of
procedures where such action is required in the operation of its business and not inconsistent with FCC Rules
and Regulations. If these changes are expected to affect the use or performance of your telephone equipment,
the telephone company must give you adequate notice, in writing, to allow you to maintain uninterrupted service.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference; and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for radio or television that is "receiving" the
• Reorient or relocate and increase the separation between the telecommunications equipment and receiving
• Connect the telecommunications equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiving
antenna is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal Communications Commission has prepared
a helpful booklet, "How To Identify and Resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems." This booklet is available
from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000-
00345-4 when ordering copies.
FCC NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE CABINET BOTTOM
REN NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE CABINET BOTTOM
347A8203-0001 (Rev. 0 E/S)
P.O. Box 1976, Indianapolis, IN 46206
© 1996 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
Printed in China
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Your GE Caller ID unit stores and displays specific information, provided by your
local telephone company, to subscribers of Caller ID or similar caller identification
services. You must subscribe to one of these services in order to use this unit.
The GE 2-9030 unit enables you to:
Identify callers before you answer the phone.
View the time and date of each incoming call.
Record the last 30 incoming calls sequentially.
Know who called while you were away.
Make sure your package includes the following items:
Telephone line cord
3 "AAA" batteries
You need an RJ11 type modular jack, which is the most
common type of phone jack and might look like the one
pictured here. If you don't have a modular jack, call your local
phone company to find out how to get one installed.
Disconnect the line cords from the back of the unit and wait
a few seconds for the unit to go into standby.
1. Use a screwdriver or other flat tool to open the battery
2. Insert 3 "AAA" size batteries as shown on the diagram in
the battery compartment.
3. Close the battery compartment door securely.
If the low battery icon appears in the display, you need
to replace the batteries. It is important that you replace
the batteries as soon as possible in order to retain the
information in the Caller ID memory.
Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the telephone
line has been disconnected at the network interface.
Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
1. Connect the telephone line cord to either jack on the back of the unit and to the
modular jack on the wall.
2. Connect your phone's line cord to the jack on the back of the unit.
The answering machine must be set to answer calls after at least 2 rings to properly
receive Caller ID information. To use your Caller ID unit with an answering machine:
1. Plug a telephone line cord into the modular jack and the Caller ID unit.
2. Plug another telephone line cord into the other phone jack on the Caller ID unit
and into the answering machine.
REMINDER: This product
3. Plug a third telephone line cord into the answering machine and into the phone.
requires a subscription to
Caller ID service from your
You must use two Caller ID units if you want to use
Caller ID for both lines. You must also purchase a
1. Plug the triplex adapter into your two-
line modular wall jack.
2. Plug your two-line phone into the
two-line receptacle on the triplex
3. Plug each Caller ID unit into a single-
line receptacle on the triplex adapter.
Caller ID unit
This unit can display the message indicators in English, Spanish, or French. When
you set up your Caller ID unit ENGLISH appears in the display. To select the
REVIEW until you reach the desired language.
2. Press DELETE to select the language.
To change your language selection after initial setup, you must power down the
unit and follow the steps above. To power down the unit:
1. Remove batteries, wait 15 minutes and replace the batteries.
This unit receives and displays information transmitted
by your local phone company. This information can
include the phone number, date, and time; or the
name, phone number, date, and time.
The unit can store up to 30 calls for later review. When
the memory is full, a new call automatically replaces
the oldest call in memory.
To delete the record shown in the display, press
the DELETE button.
To delete all records, press and hold the
DELETE button for about 5 seconds (until NO
CALL appears in the display).
to see the next record. When
all messages have been viewed, END OF LIST
appears in the display.
REVIEW to view previous records.
Note: To scroll through records, press and hold
REVIEW or REVIEW
To adjust the contrast on the display:
Press and hold
REVIEW while you press and
Release both buttons when the contrast is set
to desired level.
Note: To scroll through the contrast settings,
press and hold both REVIEW buttons.
The following special messages indicate the status of a message or the unit:
OUT OF AREA
Low battery icon
END OF LIST
ONE ON THE
Check all cabling to make sure that all connections are secure.
Did you order Caller ID service from your local telephone company? This unit
requires that you subscribe to Caller ID service in order to work.
ERROR appears in the display if the unit detects anything other than valid Caller
ID information during the silent period after the first ring. This message
indicates either the presence of noise on the line, or that an invalid message
has been sent from the telephone company.
FCC requires this product be serviced only by the manufacturer or its authorized
service agents. In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or modifications not
expressly approved by Thomson Consumer Electronics could void the user's
authority to operate this product. For instructions on how to obtain service, refer to
the warranty included in this guide or call customer service, telephone number:
Attach your sales receipt to the booklet for future reference or jot down the date
this product was purchased or received as a gift. This information will be valuable if
service should be required during the warranty period.
NOTE: Check with your
local phone company
regarding name service
What your warranty covers:
• Any defect in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year.
(The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of
shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.)
What we will do:
Provide you with a new, or at our option, a refurbished unit.
The exchange unit is under warranty for the remainder of the original product's warranty
How to make a warranty claim:
• Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with the
product. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials.
• Include in the package evidence of purchase date such as the bill of sale. Also print your
name and address and a description of the defect. Send standard UPS or its equivalent to:
Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
Product Exchange Center
32 Spur Drive
El Paso, Texas 79906
• Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by the
• A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you prepaid freight.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual provides information regarding operating
instructions and user controls. For additional information, ask your dealer.)
• Installation and set-up service adjustments.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Products which have been modified or incorporated into other products.
• Products purchased or serviced outside the USA.
• Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make
it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required
for warranty coverage.
How state law relates to this warranty:
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary
from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the USA:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
The caller memory is empty.
The incoming call does not have Caller ID service or their
service area is not linked to yours.
Battery power level is low.
The caller of the incoming call is registered as "Private
Number" and their Caller ID information is withheld.
Caller information has been interrupted during transmission.
There are no additional calls to review.
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