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Siemens Gigaset AS285 User Manual

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Gigaset AS280/AS285
The handset at a glance
1 Charge status of
the batteries
2 Answer machine icon
(AS285 only)
3 Display keys
4 Message key
Flashes: new messages
5 Handsfree key
6 Control key (u)
7 Talk key
8 Directory key
(press down)
9 End call and
On/Off key
10 Ringer on/off
(press and hold
in idle status)
11 Keypad lock on/off
(press and hold)
12 Recall key
- Consultation call
- Dialling pause
(press and hold)
13 Microphone
14 "Microphone off" key
The base station at a glance
AS285 base station
AS280 base station
1 Registration/paging key:
Search for handsets (press briefly, "Paging"
Register handsets (press and hold
2 On/Off key: activate and deactivate answer machine.
Lights up: answer machine is activated.
Flashes: there is at least one new message or message is in the process
of being recorded.
Flashes very quickly for about four seconds: memory is full.
3 Volume keys: (– = quieter; + = louder)
During message playback: adjust the speaking volume.
While phone is ringing: adjust ringer volume.
4 Play/Stop key:
Play back messages from the answer machine, or cancel playback.
During message playback:
5 Delete current message.
6 Skip to the start of the current message (press once) or go to the pre-
vious message (press twice).
7 Skip to next message.
Display keys on handset:
Pressing a key launches the function that
appears above that key in the display.
Function when pressed
Call other registered handsets
page 10.
Open main/submenu (see
Menu tree
page 14).
Go back one menu level.
Scroll up/down or adjust vol-
ume with u.
Move cursor to left/right with
Backspace deletes one charac-
ter at a time from right to left.
Confirm menu function or save
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  • Page 1 Gigaset AS280/AS285 The handset at a glance 1 Charge status of Display keys on handset: the batteries Pressing a key launches the function that 2 Answer machine icon appears above that key in the display. (AS285 only) Display Function when pressed 3 Display keys icon 4 Message key...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Care Wipe the base station, charging cradle and Read this user guide and the safety precautions carefully before use. Explain their content and the potential hazards handset with a damp cloth (do not use solvent) associated with using the telephone to your children. or an antistatic cloth.
  • Page 3: First Steps

    First steps Check the pack contents ◆ one Gigaset AS280/AS285 base station, ◆ one mains adapter, ◆ one Gigaset AS28H handset, ◆ one phone cord, ◆ two batteries, ◆ one battery cover, ◆ one user guide. If you have purchased a model with multiple handsets, the package should contain two bat- teries, a battery cover and a charging cradle with mains adapter for each additional handset.
  • Page 4: Connecting The Charging Cradle (If Included)

    Connecting the charging cradle (if included) ¤ Connect the flat plug from the power supply 1. ¤ Plug the mains adapter into the plug socket 2. If you need to disconnect the plug from the charging cradle, press the release button and disconnect the plug 2.
  • Page 5 Placing the handset in the base station and registering Before you can use the phone, you must first register the handset to the base station. Put into base MENU ¤ Place the handset with the display facing up in the base station. The handset registers automatically.
  • Page 6 Please note ◆ After the first battery charge and discharge you may replace your handset in the base station or charging cradle after every call. ◆ Always repeat the charging and discharging procedure if you remove the batteries from the handset and reinsert them. ◆...
  • Page 7: Making Calls

    Making calls Handsfree talking Making external calls and ending To activate while dialling: calls Enter the number and press the handsfree key Switching between earpiece and handsfree mode: External calls are calls using the public telephone net- During a call and when listening to the answer work.
  • Page 8: Last Number Redial List

    The following functions can be selected with Calls list/voicemail (network mailbox) list New Entry Save new phone number. Show Number Display the phone number. An advisory tone sounds and the message key Use Number Edit or add to the number. flashes as soon as a new entry appears in the calls Then dial or select other list/voicemail list.
  • Page 9: Setting Up The Answer Machine

    Voicemail list (AS285 only) Please note: Recording ends automatically when the max. record- You can use the voicemail list to listen to the mes- ing time of 170 seconds is reached or if there is a sages that are on the answer machine. break in speaking of more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 10: Locating A Handset ("Paging")

    ¢ Remote operation when on the move For automatic registration of handsets to Gigaset AS280/AS285 page 5. You can check and activate your answer machine Manual registration of handsets to from any other telephone (hotel, pay phone etc.). Gigaset AS280/AS285 ¢...
  • Page 11: Setting The Alarm Clock

    Listening in to an external call Select the correct language with and press Resetting the handset You are conducting an external call. An internal par- ticipant can listen in on this call and take part in the You can reset individual settings and changes that conversation (conference).
  • Page 12: Entering Letters/Characters

    Setting recall (Valid at the time of going to press) ¢ ¢ 4 I O 1 2 The handset is supplied with recommended batter- The number for the current MENU ies. recall flash es: 0 = 80 ms; 1 = 100 ms; 2 = 120 ms; ¢...
  • Page 13: Customer Service & Product Warranty - Australia And New Zealand

    Customer service & product warranty – Australia and New Zealand IMPORTANT Please retain your sales receipt as proof of the date of purchase. Customer Service If you require assistance in operating this product please contact us AUS: 1300 780 878 or by e-mail at the Customer Care section of our website at NZ: 0800 780 878 or by e-mail at the Customer Care section of our website at If you are trying to access a Network Service and require assistance specifically related to the network service or would like to subscribe to the service, contact your service provider.
  • Page 14: Menu Tree

    Menu tree Your phone has an extensive range of features. These To return to idle status: press and hold the key. are offered in the form of menus. As an alternative to selecting functions using the To select a function while the phone is in idle status, buttons, you can also enter the digit combina- press MENU...
  • Page 15 3-5 Message Length 3-5-1 Maximum Do not limit the recording time for each call. 3-5-2 1 Minute Limit the recording time to 1 minute per call. 3-5-3 2 Minutes Limit the recording time to 2 minutes per call. 3-5-4 3 Minutes Limit the recording time to 3 minutes per call.
  • Page 16 Rights of modification reserved. D-46395 Bocholt Manufactured by Gigaset Communications GmbH under trademark license of Siemens AG. As of 1 Oct. 2011 Gigaset products bearing the trademark "Siemens" will exclusively use the This user guide is made from 100 % recycled paper.

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