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GE 16223870 User Manual

2.4 ghz cordless dual-handset answering system with call waiting caller id.
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2.4 GHz Cordless Dual-Handset
Answering System with
Call Waiting Caller ID
User's Guide
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  • Page 1 21025 2.4 GHz Cordless Dual-Handset Answering System with Call Waiting Caller ID User’s Guide We bring good things to life.
  • Page 2: Interference Information

    QUIPMENT PPROVAL 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 the equipment.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

  • Page 5: Introduction

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS provided with this product and save them for future reference. Congratulations on purchasing this GE cordless telephone/answering system with Call Waiting Caller ID. This telephone has been designed to be simple to use, however, you can reach its full potential more quickly by taking a few minutes to read this instruction book.
  • Page 6 TVs, microwave ovens, and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the base of the cordless telephone should not be placed near or on top of a TV, microwave ovens, or VCR. If such interference continues, move the cordless telephone farther away from these appliances.
  • Page 7: Handset Layout

    ANDSET AYOUT Display format/conference button talk/callback button redial button page/int button review button play/stop button mute program format talk conference flash page ringer delete review play/stop wxyz pqrs oper tone pause erase * tone button erase button mute/program button mem button exit/answerer button CID/vol buttons flash/delete button...
  • Page 8: Ase And Before

    ASE AND HARGE answer on/off button memo button announce button erase button Back Side of Base Ring select 3, 5 Power converter jack RADLE AYOUT play/stop button play stop answer on/off memo announce erase page page button Telephone line jack charge/in use indicator Display review/skip button...
  • Page 9: Parts Checklist

    EFORE EGIN ARTS HECKLIST Make sure your package includes the items shown here. play stop answer on/off memo announce erase charge/ page in use Mounting pedestal Base AC power converter Telephone line cord ELEPHONE EQUIREMENTS To use this phone, you need an RJ11C type modular telephone jack, which might look like the one pictured here, installed in your home.
  • Page 10: Installation

    NSTALLATION • Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm. • Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. • Never touch non-insulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface. •...
  • Page 11: Installing The Phone

    NSTALLING THE 1. Choose an area near an electrical outlet and telephone wall jack (RJ11C). 2. Plug the AC power converter into an electrical outlet and the DC connector into the power jack on the back of the base. CAUTION: Use only the ATLINKS USA, Inc. power supply 5-2596 that came with this unit.
  • Page 12: Wall Mounting Theb

    6. Plug the charge cradle power convertor into an electrical outlet, and place the extra handset in the charge cradle. The charge indicator turns on to indicate the battery is charging. 7. Allow the handsets to charge on a flat surface, such as a desk or table top, for 16 hours prior to first use.
  • Page 13: Language

    ANGUAGE 1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode). 2. Press the mute/program button until SET LANGUAGE 1ENG 2 FRA 3ESP shows in the display. 3. Use the touch-tone pad or the cid/vol ( to select 1ENG, 2FRA, or 3ESP . English is the default setting. NOTE: Press the exit/answerer button to keep the previous setting and return to the main menu.
  • Page 14: Area Code

    NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the flash/delete button to erase the wrong character(s). NOTE: Press exit/answerer button to keep the previous setting and return to the main menu screen. 3. Press mute/program button to save the entered name and return to the main menu.
  • Page 15: Ringer Tone

    INGER Make sure your handset is at the main menu. You may choose from six different ringer tones. 1. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode). 2. Press the mute/program button until SET RINGER TONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 shows in the display.
  • Page 16 1. Make sure the handset is at the main menu. Make sure your phone is OFF (not in TALK mode). 2. Press the mute/program button until SET TONE/PULSE 1TONE 2PULSE shows in the display. 3. Use the touch-tone pad on the handset to select 1TONE or 2PULSE , or press the cid/vol ( setting is 1TONE .
  • Page 17: Handset Registration

    1. Press the mute/program button and HOLD BASE PAGE WAIT FOR BEEP shows in the display. 2. Press and hold the page button on the base until you hear a long beep and the handset displays HANDSET # REGISTERED . 3.
  • Page 18: Handset D Eregistration

    3. Repeat steps one through three in the Handset Registration section. ANDSET REGISTRATION Deregistration cancels a handset’s registration. If you do not know a handset’s name, you should deregister the handset according to the steps below. During the de-registration process, keep the handset near the base. WARNING: It is not recommended that a handset be de-registered unless absolutely necessary because once a handset is de-registered, that handset's telephone features cannot be used until the handset is re-registered.
  • Page 19: Global Deregistration

    NOTE: Press the exit/answerer once to keep the previous setting and return to the main menu screen. 4. Press the mute/program button to confirm the deregistration. HANDSET # DEREGISTERED shows in the display. LOBAL EREGISTRATION If one or more handsets becomes lost, you should de-register all handsets to ensure proper system operation.
  • Page 20: Peration

    3. Use the touch-tone pad on your handset to enter 1YES or 2NO , or use the cid/vol ( 2NO is the default setting. NOTE: If you choose YES all settings in the programmable menu return to the factory default settings. NOTE: Press the exit/answerer button once to keep the previous setting and return to the main menu.
  • Page 21: Cordless Handset V Control

    RINGER ON 1 ON 2 OFF 3. Use the cid/vol ( 4. Press the mute/program button to save your selection. You will hear a confirmation tone, and the ringer setting displays for two seconds. NOTE: If you turn the ringer OFF, the ringer off icon NOTE: Press the exit/answerer button once to keep the previous setting and return to standby mode.
  • Page 22: Answeringa Call

    NSWERING 1. When the phone rings, press the talk/callback button on the handset. 2. When finished, press the talk/callback button again to hang up. IMER After you press talk/callback on the handset the built-in call timer shows in the display and counts the length of time of the call in minutes and seconds.
  • Page 23: Mute

    To have a private, off-line conversation use the mute feature. The party on the other end of the line cannot hear you, but you can still hear them. 1. During a phone conversation or an intercom call, press the mute/ program button on the handset.
  • Page 24: Ase Paging All Handsets

    4. The receiving handset is paged, and only the receiving handset emits a paging tone. The following information shows in the display: When the talk/callback or page/int on the receiving handset is pressed, the page is answered. If the page is not answered after two minutes, NO ANSWER shows in the display of sending handset and the page is cancelled.
  • Page 25: Transferring Calls

    RANSFERRING ALLS This feature lets you transfer calls between handsets in TALK mode. 1. Press the page/int button to put the call on hold. 2. Enter the handset number you want to transfer the call to, and the receiving handset is paged. During the page, a page tone is emitted on the receiving handset.
  • Page 26: Ntercom

    3. Press the talk/callback button on the sending handset to transfer the call. Note: 1) If talk/callback button on the sending handset is pressed before the page/int or talk/callback button is pressed on the receiving handset, the receiving handset emits the ringer tone (not the page tone), and TRANSFER FROM and the sending handset’s number or name shows in the receiving handset’s display.
  • Page 27: Receiving An Intercom

    3. Enter the handset number you want to intercom with, the receiving party is paged. NOTE: To cancel the page, press the page/int button again or press the exit/ answerer button. PAGING HANDSET 1 THE SENDING PARTY 4. When the receiving party answers the page, the intercom is activated. When the intercom is setup the following information shows in the display: INTERCOM HANDSET 1...
  • Page 28: Nitiating An Uring An

    NITIATING AN NTERCOM During an external telephone call, you may page other handsets and have off-line, private intercom conversations between an external caller and the handsets, or you may have a 3-way conference with external line and another handset. 1. During an external call, press the page/int button on the handset to place the external call on hold.
  • Page 29: Temporary Toned

    NOTE: Press the exit/answerer button on either handset to cancel the intercom call, and the sending party may continue to talk to the external party. Or the calling party may press the talk/callback button to transfer the call to the receiving party who may speak to the external caller independently. EMPORARY This feature is useful only if you use pulse dialing service.
  • Page 30: Toring A

    TORING A AME AND 1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode). 2. Press the mem button. 3. Press the desired memory location button (01 through 50) or, use the cid/vol ( ) button on handset to select the memory location. If the memory location is occupied, the memory location and stored name and number appear in the display.
  • Page 31: Toring A

    NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the flash/delete button to erase the incorrect character(s) or number. 6. Press the mem button to confirm your selection. The display shows ENTER TEL NUMBR . 7. Use the touch-tone pad on your handset to enter the area code followed by the telephone number (up to 20 digits, including pauses) and press the mem button again to save your selection.
  • Page 32: Reviewing , Changing Or

    EVIEWING HANGING OR EVIEW 1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in TALK mode). 2. Press mem button. 3. Press the cid/vol ( stored numbers. Or use the touch-tone pad on your handset to enter the memory location number. HANGE Follow the steps under Storing a Name and Number in Memory except replace the stored name or number with new information.
  • Page 33: D S N H

    5. Press the flash/delete button to delete the record. DELETED shows in the display. NOTE: If you don’t want to change or delete a number, simply press exit/ answerer button or wait for one minute to exit the review mode automatically. IALING A TORED ANDSET...
  • Page 34: Caller Id (cid)

    1. Make sure the phone is ON. The Number Long Distance Access Number Authorization Code Frequently called long distance number 2. Press mem button and then press 07. 3. When you hear the access tone, press mem button and then press 08. 4.
  • Page 35: Reviewing Cid Records

    If you are not at home or cannot answer, your telephone’s Caller ID memory automatically stores the call number, date, time, phone number, and name for the 40 most recent calls received so you can see who called while you were unavailable. Caller ID records are stored sequentially, in the order they are received.
  • Page 36: Transferring Cid R

    • NEW and REPT appears at the top right corner of the display for all calls received more than once which have not been reviewed. CID R RANSFERRING You may transfer a Caller ID record to your phone ’s memory. NOTE: It is important that you format CID records correctly before storing in memory.
  • Page 37: Dialing Acid Number

    CID N IALING A UMBER While reviewing Caller ID records, you may dial the phone number showing in the display. 1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in talk mode). 2. Press cid/vol ( displayed. Depending on (a) how the incoming phone number was formatted when it was received, and (b) whether or not you previously pre-programmed your local area code into memory, you may need to adjust the format of the incoming caller ’s stored phone number before...
  • Page 38: Deleting The Cid R

    4. Press the talk/callback button on the handset. The number dials automatically. NOTE: If the number is corrupted, such as a number in a name or an alphabetical character in a number, an error tone sounds from the handset and the number cannot be dialed. CID R ELETING THE 1.
  • Page 39: Ll Cid R

    CID R ELETING 1. Make sure the phone is OFF (not in talk mode). 2. Use the cid/vol ( Caller ID record. 3. Press and hold the flash/delete button until the display shows DELETE ALL? 4. Press the flash/delete button to erase all CID records from memory. The display shows NO CALLS .
  • Page 40: Turning The Answering

    NSWERING YSTEM This section shows you how to set up your answering system to receive incoming calls and record messages. URNING THE NSWERING 1. If the answering system is ON, press the answer on/off button on the base to turn it off. The system announces “ ANSWER OFF. ” The answering system’s default setting is ON .
  • Page 41: Olume

    PEAKER OLUME Press the volume ( speaker volume to a comfortable level. Press the ( ) to increase the volume and the ( ) to de-crease the volume. Volume level displays when you press the volume button. L8 is the maximum and L1 is the minimum. When you reach the max or minimum level you will hear an error tone.
  • Page 42: Reviewing The Announcement

    EVIEWING THE NNOUNCEMENT Press and release announce button to review your outgoing announcement. Press the play/stop button to stop. Use the Memo feature to leave a message for yourself and/or family members. 1. Press and hold the memo button. 2. Begin speaking after you hear the beep. 3.
  • Page 43: Screening Calls At The

    To erase all previously reviewed messages: When the base is in standby mode, press and hold the erase button for three seconds to erase all previously played messages. You will hear a confirmation tone, and the message indicator flashes the number or messages not yet reviewed.
  • Page 44: Etting The

    ETTING THE ECURITY The product provides you with the ability to access the answering system from a tone dialing telephone in another location. The security code is required for remote access, and it prevents unauthorized access to your answering system. The default security code is 1 2 3 , and you may only change the security code at the handset.
  • Page 45: Accessing The Answering

    CCESSING THE NSWERING ESSAGE LAYBACK 1. Make sure your handset is in standby mode. 2. Press the exit/answerer button to access the answering system. The display shows ANSWERER REMOTE ACCESS . 3. Press the play/stop button to play messages, or press exit/answerer button to return to standby mode.
  • Page 46: Memory Full

    EMORY When you access your answering system remotely, and the answering system’s memory is full, the system answers after 10 rings, beeps, and waits for you to enter the 3-digit security code. You have 10 seconds to enter the security code before the phone disconnects. You should erase some of the old messages so the system can record new messages.
  • Page 47: Eplacing The Attery

    EPLACING THE CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or personal injury, use only the battery 5-2548, which is compatible with this unit. 1. Make sure the telephone is OFF (not in TALK mode) before you the replace battery. 2. Remove the battery compartment door. 3.
  • Page 48: Eadset And

    EADSET AND ONNECTING AN PTIONAL For hands free conversation. 1. Insert the headset plug into the headset jack. 2. Adjust the headset to rest comfortably on the ear. 3. Move the microphone to approximately 2 to 3 inches from your mouth. •...
  • Page 49: Isplay Essages

    ISPLAY ESSAGES The following indicators show the status of a message or of the unit. This means the ringer is OFF, and the handset will not ring when you receive an incoming call. ENTER NAME Prompt telling you to enter the name in one of the 50 memory locations.
  • Page 50 CONFERENCE Indicates you are conferencing with another handset to an external party. ANSWERER Indicates you are now accessing the base answering REMOTE ACCESS system remotely. MUTE ON Indicates you are pressing the mute/program button to prevent the caller on the line from hearing an outside conversation.
  • Page 51: Nswering Ystem Isplay

    NSWERING YSTEM 0-59 Total number of messages. CL (blinking) The voice time/day stamp needs set. Answerer off. An (blinking) Currently answering a call. F (blinking) Memory is full. LA (Line Access) External line remote answerer. (blinking) Recording Announcement or memo. ANDSET OUND Signal...
  • Page 52 • Make sure the battery pack is installed correctly. • Did the handset beep when you pressed the talk/callback button? Did the charge indicator on the base turn on? The battery may need to be charged. • Place handset in cradle for at least 20 seconds to reset. Dial tone is OK but can’t dial out •...
  • Page 53 Charge indicator on the base flashes • Provided your phone company offers voice message service and you subscribe to it, the charge indicator on the base flashes when the phone is not in use to indicate there is a message waiting. It stops flashing after the message has been reviewed.
  • Page 54: Eneral Product Care

    ATTERY OLUTIONS If you experience any of the following problems, even after fully recharging the battery, you may need to replace the battery pack: • Short talk time • Poor sound quality • Limited range • Charge indicator fails to light when the handset is placed in the base or charge cradle.
  • Page 55: Ervice

    • Atmospheric conditions, such as strong storms. • Base is installed in the basement or lower floor of the house. • Base is plugged into AC outlet with other electronic devices. • Baby monitor is using the same frequency. • Handset battery is low. •...
  • Page 56: Ndex

    NDEX Symbols 3-Way Conferencing 29 Accessing the Answering System From Another Location 45 Accessing the Answering System with the Cordless Handset 45 Accessory Order Form 59 Answering A Call 22 Answering System Display Messages 51 Answering System Set Up 40 Answering System Volume Control 21 Area Code 14 Auto Standby 22...
  • Page 57: M Essages I Ndicator

    Language 13 Last Number Redial 22 Limited Warranty 58 Making A Call 21 Making an Intercom Call 26 Memo 42 Memory 29 Memory Full 46 Message Playback 42, 45 Messages Indicator 40 Mute 23 Operation 20 Outgoing Announcement 41 Paging 23 Parts Checklist 9 Programmable Functions 12 Receiving an Incoming Call During an...
  • Page 58: Imited Arranty

    IMITED ARRANTY What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year, from date of purchase. (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: •...
  • Page 60 ATLINKS USA, Inc. 101 West 103rd Street Model 21025 Indianapolis, IN 46290 16223870 (Rev. 1 E/S) © 2004 ATLINKS USA, Inc. 04-04 Trademark(s) ® Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s) Printed in China...

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