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PANASONIC KX-TG8280FX Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Digital Cordless Answering System
KX-TG8280FX
Model No.
This unit is Caller ID compatible. To display the caller's
phone number, you must subscribe to Caller ID service.
Charge the batteries for about 7 hours before initial use.
To use this unit in your country, first change the unit's region setting to
match your country (page 31). Change the unit's display language as
needed (page 14).
(For Czech and Slovakia)
This cordless telephone is possible to use according to General licence
No.: VO-R/8/08.2005-23 (for Czech), VPR-7/2001 (for Slovakia).
Please read these operating instructions before using the unit and save
them for future reference.

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 1 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Operating Instructions Digital Cordless Answering System KX-TG8280FX Model No. This unit is Caller ID compatible. To display the caller’s phone number, you must subscribe to Caller ID service. Charge the batteries for about 7 hours before initial use.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 2 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Table of Contents Preparation Multi-unit Operation Introduction ..... 3 Operating additional units..43 Accessory information .
  • Page 3: Introduction

    L For use on other countries, please contact your equipment supplier. Declaration of Conformity: L Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. declares that this equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 4: Accessory Information

    Rechargeable batteries AAA (R03) size (Part No. HHR-55AAAB) Handset cover Belt clip *1 The handset cover comes attached to the handset. Additional/replacement accessories Please contact your nearest Panasonic dealer for sales information. Model No. Description KX-TGA828FX Additional Digital Cordless Handset PQZMGT1500...
  • Page 5: Important Information

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 5 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation placed in rooms where the temperature is less than 5 °C or Important information greater than 40 °C. Warning: General L To prevent the risk of electrical shock, L Use only the AC adaptor supplied with do not expose this product to rain or this product, noted on page 4.
  • Page 6 TG8280FX(e).book Page 6 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Battery caution Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic L We recommend using the battery(ies) noted on page 4. Use only Equipment (private households) rechargeable battery(ies). L Do not mix old and new batteries. L Do not dispose of the battery(ies) in a fire, as they may explode.
  • Page 7: Controls

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 7 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation G {LINE 1} Information on Disposal in other Line 1 indicator Countries outside the European H {LINE 2} Union Line 2 indicator This symbol is only valid in the European I {STOP} Union.
  • Page 8: Displays

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 8 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation F {C} (Talk) G Navigator key ({^}/{V}/{<}/{>}) Displays {k} (Phonebook) {R} (Redial/Pause) Base unit display icons H {s} (Speakerphone) I {R/FLASH} (Recall/Flash) Icon Meaning J Charge indicator/Ringer indicator/ Indicates the selected Message indicator line(s) for answering K Receiver...
  • Page 9 TG8280FX(e).book Page 9 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Icon Meaning Icon Meaning Icon displayed at the top of Call privacy mode is on. the screen shows status, (page 21) indicated by colour. Ringer volume (page 24) is – green: When using own off.
  • Page 10: Connections

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 10 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Handset soft keys Connections The handset features 3 soft keys. By pressing a soft key, you can select the feature shown directly above it on the Connecting the AC adaptor display.
  • Page 11: Connecting The Telephone Line

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 11 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Location To connect to 2 single-line telephone jacks L For maximum distance and noise-free operation, place your base unit: – away from electrical appliances such as TVs, radios, personal computers, or other phones. –...
  • Page 12: Battery Installation And Replacement

    (S, T) or device the unit contacts. L When replacing batteries, we You can connect a communication recommend using the Panasonic device (computer, modem, fax, rechargeable batteries noted on page answering machine, etc.) through this 4, 6.
  • Page 13: Battery Charge

    When the batteries are fully charged, L When flashing: “Charge Completed” will be Needs to be displayed. charged. L The charge indicator lights up when Panasonic Ni-MH battery the handset is placed on the base unit. performance (supplied batteries) Operation Operating time In continuous use 12 hours max.
  • Page 14: Screen Saver Mode

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 14 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Display language Screen saver mode 17 display languages are available. The backlight will turn off completely You can select “Deutsch”, after 1 minute of inactivity if the “English”, “Türkçe”, “Magyar”, handset is not on the base unit.
  • Page 15: Date And Time

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 15 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Note: Dialling mode (tone/pulse) L To correct a digit, press {<} or {>} to Change the dialling mode depending on move the cursor to the digit, then your telephone line service. make the correction.
  • Page 16 TG8280FX(e).book Page 16 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Preparation Base unit line selection Handset " (middle soft key) Select L by pressing {^}, {V}, {<}, or {>}. i # Press {^} or {V} to select “Other Options”. i # Press {^} or {V} to select “Line Select”.
  • Page 17: C Making/answering Calls

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 17 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Making/Answering Calls Making a call using the redial list Making calls The last 10 phone numbers dialled are stored in the redial list (each 24 digits max.). Using the handset Lift the handset and dial the phone {^}/{V}: Select the desired number.
  • Page 18: Answering Calls

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 18 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Making/Answering Calls {^}/{V}: “Save” i # i {REDIAL} L If the other party’s line is {ih} engaged, the unit will Note: automatically redial multiple L When editing: times. While the base unit is –...
  • Page 19: Useful Features During A Call

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 19 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Making/Answering Calls Using the handset Useful features during Lift the handset and press {C} or a call {s} when the unit rings. L The called line is automatically selected. To change the line Hold selection mode, see page 15.
  • Page 20: Handset Key Lock

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 20 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Making/Answering Calls Base unit Handset key lock To mute your voice, press {MUTE}. The handset can be locked so that no L The speakerphone indicator flashes. calls or settings can be made. Incoming calls can be answered, but all other L To return to the conversation, press functions are disabled while key lock is...
  • Page 21: Using The Other Line During A Call

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 21 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Making/Answering Calls Base unit Handset To join the conversation, press {LINE 1} Example: If you are using line 1 or {LINE 2} to select the line that is Press {HOLD} 2 times to put the 1st being used by another extension for an call (line 1) on hold.
  • Page 22: Phonebook

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 22 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Phonebook {^}/{V}: “Category Name” i Handset phonebook Edit the name (10 characters max.; The handset phonebook allows you to page 49). i # i {ih} make calls without having to dial manually.
  • Page 23: Chain Dial

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 23 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Phonebook Searching by category Erasing all entries {k} i C {k} i " {^}/{V}: “Category Search” i {^}/{V}: “Erase All” i # {^}/{V}: “Yes” i # {^}/{V}: Select the category you {^}/{V}: “Yes”...
  • Page 24: N Handset Settings

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 24 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Handset Settings Handset settings To customise the handset: " (middle soft key) Select N by pressing {^}, {V}, {<}, or {>}. i # Press {^} or {V} to select the desired item in the handset settings menu. i # Press {^} or {V} to select the desired item in the sub-menu.
  • Page 25 TG8280FX(e).book Page 25 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Handset Settings Menu Sub-menu Sub-menu 2 (default setting) (default setting) — Display Setup Wallpaper (“Wallpaper1”) — Display Colour (“Colour1”) — Standby Display (“Off”) — Select Language (“English”) : page 14 — Contrast (“Contrast 3”) —...
  • Page 26 TG8280FX(e).book Page 26 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Handset Settings *6 This feature alerts you when new answering messages have been recorded (page 36). The message indicator on the handset flashes until you have listened to all new messages. While message alert is on, battery operating time is shortened (page 13).
  • Page 27: Special Instructions For Time Settings

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 27 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Handset Settings L If you select “Once”, the setting will change to “Off” after the alarm Special instructions sounds. for time settings Alarm Special instructions An alarm will sound for 3 minutes at the for ringer setup set time once or daily.
  • Page 28 TG8280FX(e).book Page 28 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Handset Settings L To cancel a selected category Turning night mode on/off number, press the number again. " (middle soft key) i N i The number will stop flashing. {ih} {^}/{V}: “Ringer Setup” i # {^}/{V}: “Night Mode”...
  • Page 29: L Base Unit Settings

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 29 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Base Unit Settings Base unit settings To customise the base unit using the handset: " (middle soft key) Select L by pressing {^}, {V}, {<}, or {>}. i # Press {^} or {V} to select the desired item in the base unit settings menu. i Press {^} or {V} to select the desired item in the sub-menu.
  • Page 30 In this case, select the recall/flash time again. *4 If you change the PIN, please make note of your new PIN. The unit will not reveal the PIN to you. *5 If you forget your PIN, consult your nearest Panasonic service centre.
  • Page 31: Special Instructions For Call Options

    {^}/{V}: “Country” i # Enter the base unit PIN (default: “0000”). {^}/{V}: Select the desired country. L If you forget your PIN, consult your nearest Panasonic service “Türkiye” = Turkey centre. “Slovensko” = Slovakia {^}/{V}: “Line1” or “Line2” i “Česká republika” = Czech “Other”...
  • Page 32 TG8280FX(e).book Page 32 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Base Unit Settings will be changed for the selected country’s default settings: – Display language (page 25) – Number of rings to turn on the answering system remotely L According to your country selection in step 4, the answering system announcement language changes as follows:...
  • Page 33: Caller Id Service

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 33 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Caller ID Service number of missed calls are shown on the display. This lets you know if you should Using Caller ID service view the caller list to see who called while you were out.
  • Page 34: Caller List

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 34 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Caller ID Service Changing category display colours Editing a caller’s phone If you select “Display Colour”, the number before calling back unit will use the display colour you set on " (middle soft key) i j i page 25 when calls from this category are received.
  • Page 35: Voice Mail Service

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 35 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Caller ID Service Voice mail service Voice mail is an automatic answering service offered by your service provider/telephone company. If you subscribe to this service, your service provider/telephone company’s voice mail system will answer calls for you when you are unavailable to answer the phone or when your line is busy.
  • Page 36: I Answering System Features

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 36 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features L {ANSWER ON} lights up. Answering system ■ To turn off: Press {ANSWER ON}. The answering system can answer and L {ANSWER ON} turns off. record calls for you when you are Handset unavailable to answer the phone.
  • Page 37 TG8280FX(e).book Page 37 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features Base unit Handset Press {LINE SELECT} repeatedly " (middle soft key) i I i to select the desired line(s). Press and hold {GREETING} for Press R repeatedly to select the about 1 second.
  • Page 38: Listening To Messages

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 38 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features Handset Listening to messages " (middle soft key) i I i Listening to new/all Press R repeatedly to select the desired line(s). messages {^}/{V}: “Play New Msg.” or Note: “Play All Msg.”...
  • Page 39: Direct Command Operation Using The Handset

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 39 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features {^}/{V}: “Erase Message” i Editing the number before calling back {^}/{V}: “Erase All” i # Press " during playback. L y and z is displayed. {^}/{V}: “Edit and Call” i {^}/{V}: “Yes”...
  • Page 40: Remote Operation

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 40 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features unauthorised parties from listening to Operation your messages remotely. Turn answering system " (middle soft key) i I i Erase currently playing {*}{4} {^}/{V}: “Settings” i # message {^}/{V}: “Remote Code”...
  • Page 41: Answering System Settings

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 41 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features Dial your phone number from a Operation touch-tone phone. Play greeting message Let the phone ring 9 times. Record a greeting {#}{1}{7} L Turkey: message for line 1 only If you change the unit’s region “...
  • Page 42: Number Of Rings

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 42 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Answering System Features If your service provider/telephone Setting (default setting) Page company cannot do this, set this unit’s Caller’s recording time “Number of Rings” setting so that (3 Minutes) this unit’s answering system answers Call screening calls before your service (On)
  • Page 43: Multi-unit Operation

    PIN (default: “0000”). i # Important: L If you forget your PIN, consult L The additional handset model your nearest Panasonic service recommended for use with this unit is centre. noted on page 4. If other model L When the handset has been...
  • Page 44: Intercom

    You can increase the signal range of the base unit by using a DECT repeater. {INT} Please use only the Panasonic DECT To page the base unit, press {0}. repeater noted on page 4. Consult your To page another handset, enter its Panasonic dealer for details.
  • Page 45: Transferring Calls

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 45 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Multi-unit Operation L When you page all handsets, only Base unit the handset user who answers Press {INTERCOM} to answer the first can take the transferred call. page. Wait for the paged party to answer. When you finish talking, press L If the paged party does not {SP-PHONE}.
  • Page 46: Conference Calls

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 46 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Multi-unit Operation When the 2nd call is connected, press {CONF} to make a Conference calls conference call. L To hang up only one line, press 3 people can establish a conference call. {LINE 1} or {LINE 2} for the party with which you want to continue Conference call with 2 outside...
  • Page 47: Copying Phonebook Entries

    You can copy handset phonebook first can take the transferred call. entries to the handset phonebook of When the paged party answers, another compatible Panasonic handset. press {CONF} on the base unit to Note: make a conference call. L Category settings for phonebook L To leave the conference, press entries are not copied.
  • Page 48: Useful Information

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 48 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Using the belt clip Attaching the belt clip Removing the belt clip...
  • Page 49: Character Entry

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 49 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Character entry The dial keys are used to enter characters and numbers. Each dial key has multiple characters assigned to it. The available character entry modes are Alphabet (ABC), Numeric (0-9), Greek (F), Extended 1 (G), Extended 2 (H), and Cyrillic (I).
  • Page 50 TG8280FX(e).book Page 50 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Extended 1 character table (N) L The following are used for both uppercase and lowercase: Extended 2 character table (O) L The following are used for both uppercase and lowercase: Cyrillic character table (P)
  • Page 51: Error Messages

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 51 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Error messages Error message Cause & solution L Erase unnecessary messages (page 38). Answer Sys. Full L Recording was too short. Try again. Error L Phonebook copy failed. Confirm the other handset Failed (the receiver) is in standby mode and try again.
  • Page 52 TG8280FX(e).book Page 52 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Problem Cause & solution The handset will not L Make sure that the batteries are installed correctly turn on. (page 12). L Fully charge the batteries (page 13). L Clean the charge contacts and charge again (page 13).
  • Page 53 Cancel unused handset registrations from the base unit (page 43). L You entered the wrong PIN. If you forget your PIN, consult your nearest Panasonic service centre. L Place the handset and the base unit away from other electrical appliances.
  • Page 54 TG8280FX(e).book Page 54 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Answering system Problem Cause & solution The unit does not L The answering system is not turned on for the line you record new messages. wish to record messages from. Select the desired line or both lines, then turn the answering system on (page 36).
  • Page 55 TG8280FX(e).book Page 55 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information Problem Cause & solution While recording a L A call is being received. Answer the call and try again greeting message or later. listening to messages, the unit rings and recording stops.
  • Page 56: Specifications

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 56 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Useful Information L The illustrations used in these operating instructions may differ Specifications slightly from the actual product. ■ Standard: DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications), GAP (Generic Access Profile) ■ Number of channels: 120 Duplex Channels ■...
  • Page 57: Index

    TG8280FX(e).book Page 57 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Index Hold: 19 Index Intercom: 44 Key lock: 20 Additional handsets: 43 Keytones: 25 Alarm: 27 Line selection mode: 15 Answering calls M Making calls Base unit: 19 Base unit: 18 Handset: 19 Handset: 17 Answering system: 36...
  • Page 58 TG8280FX(e).book Page 58 Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:52 PM Notes...
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  • Page 60 1-62, 4-chome, Minoshima, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-8531, Japan Copyright: This material is copyrighted by Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd., and may be reproduced for internal use only. All other reproduction, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the written consent of Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd.

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