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  • Page 1 Congratulations By purchasing a Gigaset, you have chosen a brand that is fully committed to sustainability. This product’s packaging is eco-friendly! To learn more, visit
  • Page 3: Gigaset E500H - Your Reliable Companion

    In Eco Mode your Gigaset is radiation-free while in idle status – and it saves energy. If you use your Gigaset E500H in conjunction with an E500A base, you can use the emergency function. See the user guide for your E500A base for further information.
  • Page 4: Overview Of Handset

    2 Display in idle status page 41. (¢ page 20) Gigaset service contact numbers for UK: For personal advice on our range of products and for repairs or guarantee/warranty claims call: Service Centre UK: 0845 367 0812 (local call cost charge) Please have your proof of purchase ready when calling.
  • Page 5: Icons And Keys

    Icons and keys Icons and keys Understanding the display icons The display depends on the phone's settings and operating status. Signal strength i (¢ page 20) ¼ or Eco Mode+ (¢ page 40) Answering machine activated (base dependent) Ringer switched off (¢ page 43) Keypad locked (¢...
  • Page 6: Main Menu Icons

    Icons and keys Other display icons Action failed Action complete ‰ À Information Alarm call (¢ page 40) Ú Ð Ø Please wait... Ò Main menu icons  Directory Directory  á Missed Calls Alarm clock Ì Back Answer Machine Ï...
  • Page 7: Using The Control Key

    Icons and keys Û New missed calls or new messages on the answering machine (base dependent)/network mailbox. Delete key: delete character by character/word by word Delete from right to left. Go back one menu level or cancel operation. Back Mute the microphone (¢ page 30). Mute Using the control key In the description below, the side of the control key...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Gigaset E500H – Your reliable companion ....1 Overview of handset ........2 Icons and keys .
  • Page 9 Contents Using the directory, direct dialling keys and lists ... . 31 Directory ........... . . 31 Direct dialling keys ;...
  • Page 10: Safety Precautions

    Otherwise you risk serious and per- manent damage to your hearing. Your Gigaset is compatible with the majority of digital hearing aids on the market. However, perfect function with all hearing aids can- not be guaranteed.
  • Page 11 Safety precautions ƒ If you give your phone to a third party, make sure you also give them the user guide. Remove faulty bases from use or have them repaired by our Service team, as these could interfere with other wireless services. Please note u Not all of the functions described in this user guide are available in all countries.
  • Page 12: First Steps

    First steps First steps First step: checking package contents One Gigaset E500H handset Two batteries One battery cover One charger One power adapter One belt clip One user guide...
  • Page 13: Second Step: Setting Up The Charger

    Warning u Never expose the telephone to the influence of heat sources, direct sunlight or other electrical devices. u Protect your Gigaset from moisture, dust, corrosive liquids and fumes. Third step: connecting the charger ¤ Connect the flat plug on the power adapter 1.
  • Page 14: Setting Up The Handset For Use

    Inserting the battery and closing the battery cover Warning Use only rechargeable batteries (¢ page 50) recommended by Gigaset Communications GmbH, as this could otherwise result in significant health risks and personal injury. For example, the outer casing of the batteries could be destroyed or the batteries could explode.
  • Page 15: Attaching The Belt Clip

    First steps Attaching the belt clip The handset has notches on each side to attach the belt clip. ¤ To attach — press the belt clip onto the back of the handset so that the protrusions on the belt clip engage with the notches. ¤...
  • Page 16: Changing The Display Language

    First steps Changing the display language Change the display language if you do not understand the language currently set. Menu ¤ Press the right-hand display key. ¤ Press keys 5and4 slowly one after the other. The display for setting languages Francais appears.
  • Page 17: Registering The Handset

    Before you can use the phone, you must first register the handset to the base. The registration procedure will depend on the type of base. Automatically registering the E500H handset to the Gigaset E500/E500A base Prerequisite: The handset must not already be registered to a base.
  • Page 18 ¤ Within 60 seconds, press and hold the registration/paging key on the base (approx. 3 seconds). A Gigaset E500H handset can be registered on up to four bases. After it has registered, the handset returns to idle status. If it does not appear, repeat the procedure.
  • Page 19: Charging Batteries

    First steps Charging batteries The correct charge status can only be displayed if the battery is first fully charged and then discharged. ¤ Place the handset in the base with its display facing forward for 6.5 hours. 6.5h Please note The handset must only be placed in the designated E500/E500A base or the corresponding charger.
  • Page 20: Setting The Date And Time

    First steps Setting the date and time Set the date and time so that the correct date and time can be assigned to incoming calls, and so that the alarm clock can be used. Menu ¤ Press the key below §Menu§...
  • Page 21 First steps ¤ The input field opens. The active Enter Date: line is marked [...]. [01.04.2010] Enter the day, month and year as an 8-digit number via the keypad Back e.g., Q1Q42Q1Q for 1 April 2010. To correct errors: press up or down on the control key to swap between fields.
  • Page 22: Battery Charge Status

    First steps Display in idle status Once the phone is registered and the time set, the idle status is shown as in this example. Screen display u Reception between the base and the Ð handset: 07:30 – Good to poor: Ð i Ñ ¦ –...
  • Page 23: What Would You Like To Do Next

    What would you like to do next? What would you like to do next? Now that you have successfully set up your Gigaset, you can imme- diately start calling – or you can adapt it to your personal require- ments. Use the following guide to quickly locate the most important functions.
  • Page 24: Using The Phone

    Using the phone Using the phone Menu guidance Your telephone's functions are accessed via a menu consisting of several levels (menu overview ¢ page 26). Main menu (first menu level) ¤ When the handset is in idle status, press the display key §Menu§...
  • Page 25: Using Keys On The Keypad

    Using the phone Reverting to idle status From any point in the menu: Ð ¤ Press and hold the end call key a or 07:30 ¤ Do not press any key: after 2 minutes, the display will automatically revert to Redial Menu idle status.
  • Page 26: Understanding The Operating Steps

    Understanding the operating steps Understanding the operating steps An example of a procedure is as follows: ¤ q Settings ¤ ¤ q System ¤ §Menu§ §OK§ §OK§ ¤ q Eco Mode+ ¤ §OK§ (³ = on) This means you should proceed as follows: Please note Scroll upwards if you wish to select one of the last entries in a menu level with numerous entries.
  • Page 27 Understanding the operating steps System: System ... the menu entry System appears on the screen. ¤ §OK§ Back §OK§ Press the key below on the display screen to open the sub- menu. ¤ q: Press up or down on the control key until ...
  • Page 28: Menu Tree

    Menu tree Menu tree §Menu§ If you press the display key in idle status, a list appears with menu entries. You can scroll through the list by pressing q. Â Directory á Missed Calls Alarm clock Ì Answer Machine Ï Settings Some of these menu entries contain submenus.
  • Page 29 Menu tree Ï Settings ¢ page 18 Date/Time ¢ page 41 Audio/Visual Signals Call Volume ¢ page 42 Ringer Volume ¢ page 42 Ringtones ¢ page 43 Advisory Tones ¢ page 44 Battery Low ¢ page 41 Display Jumbo Font ¢...
  • Page 30: Making Calls

    Making calls Making calls Accepting a call The handset indicates an incoming When the display backlight is call in three ways: by ringing, by a switched off, pressing any key will display on the screen and by the activate the backlight. The relevant flashing handsfree key d.
  • Page 31: Notes On Calling Line Display (Clip)

    CLIP serv- By default, the number of the caller ice for this number. is shown in the display of your Gigaset telephone. You do not have to make any other settings on your Gigaset telephone.
  • Page 32: Using Handsfree Mode

    Switching between earpiece and sary, contact your provider. handsfree mode Additional information on this sub- Press the handsfree key. ject can be found on the Gigaset Activate/deactivate handsfree dur- homepage at: ing a call. If you wish to place the handset in...
  • Page 33: Using The Directory, Direct Dialling Keys And Lists

    Using the directory, direct dialling keys and lists Using the directory, Storing the first number in the directory direct dialling keys and s ¤ New entry? ¤ §OK§ lists ¤ ~ (Enter number) ¤ §OK§ ¤ ~ (Enter name) ¤ §OK§...
  • Page 34 Using the directory, direct dialling keys and lists Selecting a directory entry Delete List Delete all directory entries. Open the directory. Send List You have the following options: u Use q to scroll through the Send the complete list to another handset (¢...
  • Page 35: Direct Dialling Keys To

    Changing the function of the Please note direct dialling keys When your handset is registered ¤ q Settings ¤ to a Gigaset E500A base, you can §Menu§ §OK§ ¤ q Direct Dial Keys ¤ also assign the emergency func- tion to direct dialling key ;...
  • Page 36: Making Internal Calls

    Using the directory, direct dialling keys and lists Label with Internal Call Making an internal call (see example using < key To make the internal call, press the "Making an internal call", page 34) key that is labelled with the internal Label with Call All Int.
  • Page 37: Using The Redial List

    Using the directory, direct dialling keys and lists Transferring a call to another Using the redial list handset/internal consultation The redial list contains the ten num- You are in conversation with an bers last dialled with the handset external participant. (max.
  • Page 38: Network Mailbox List

    Using the directory, direct dialling keys and lists Network mailbox list List entry Example of a list entry: You can use this list to listen to mes- sages on the network mailbox New Call (¢ page 39). 12345678 Missed calls list Back Menu Prerequisite: CLIP (¢...
  • Page 39: Calling Up Lists With New Messages

    Automatic network provider preselection ’ Deleting all entries Press the display key and select the required list. Caution! All old and new entries will ’ The display key is hidden when a be deleted. ¤ q Missed Calls ¤ list is exited. However, you can still §Menu§...
  • Page 40 Automatic network provider preselection Example: Saving or editing entries in the preselection lists Preselect Number 0999 Each of the two lists can contain With Preselect 11 entries with 4 digits. ¤ Depending on the country, num- Without Preselect bers may be preset in the "With Preselect"...
  • Page 41: Using The Network Mailbox

    Using the network mailbox Using the network Please note Enter the network mailbox phone mailbox number into your directory along with the designation "Network The network mailbox is the answer- mailbox"; the display and the call ing machine in your provider's tele- list will then show this designation.
  • Page 42: Eco Dect

    ECO DECT ECO DECT Using the handset as an alarm clock You are helping to protect the envi- ronment with your Gigaset. Activating/deactivating the alarm clock Reduced energy consumption Requirement: Your telephone has a power-saving The time is set (¢ page 18).
  • Page 43: Handset Settings

    Handset settings Handset settings Changing the display contrast You can change the settings on your handset to suit your individual You can set the display contrast to 9 requirements. levels. ¤ q Settings ¤ §Menu§ §OK§ ¤ q Display ¤ Changing the display §OK§...
  • Page 44: Changing Ringers

    Handset settings Setting the volume during a call: Setting the ringer melody ç Press up (louder) or down Set different ringer melodies for (quieter) on the side keys external calls, internal calls and the (¢ page 2). alarm clock. The setting is saved auto- For external calls you can also spec- matically after 3 seconds.
  • Page 45: Advisory/Warning Tones

    Handset settings Anon. Calls Silent ¤ §OK§ Advisory/warning tones You can set your handset so that it Your handset uses advisory tones to doesn't ring for calls where Call- tell you about different activities ing Line Identification has been and statuses. The following tones withheld (not answering can be activated and deactivated machine).
  • Page 46: Restoring The Handset Default Settings

    Handset settings Activating/deactivating battery Restoring the handset low beep default settings ¤ q Settings ¤ §§Menu§ §OK§ ¤ q Audio/Visual Signals ¤ You can reset any individual settings §OK§ ¤ q Battery Low ¤ and changes that you have made. §OK§...
  • Page 47: Service (Customer Care)

    Service Hotline: 1850 777 277 (6.6561 Ct./Call) Please note that if the Gigaset product is not sold by authorised dealers in the national territory the product may not be fully compatible with the national telephone network. It is clearly specified on the box near the CE mark as well as on the bottom of the base station for which country/countries the equip- ment has been developed.
  • Page 48: Questions And Answers

    ¤ Activate the ringer (¢ page 43). use of your phone you can contact The connection always terminates us 24/7 at after approx. 30 seconds. Repeater activated/deactivated. In addition, the following table pro- ¤ Activate/deactivate the handset vides troubleshooting assistance.
  • Page 49: Authorisation

    Union. For Products sold in defects resulting from manufac- the United Kingdom the Guaran- turing and/or material faults tee is issued by: Gigaset Commu- within 24 months of purchase, nications UK Limited, Quatro Gigaset Communications shall, at House, Lyon Way, Camberley, Sur- its own option and free of charge, rey, GU16 7ER.
  • Page 50: Guarantee Certificate - Ireland

    (e.g.: microwave, sauna etc.) to the dealer or retailer, the cus- u Devices fitted with accessories tomer shall be granted a manufac- not authorised by Gigaset Com- turer’s Guarantee under the condi- munications tions set out below: u This Guarantee shall not apply to...
  • Page 51: Environment

    Republic of Ireland the Guar- ter world. Our ideas, technologies antee is issued by Gigaset Com- and actions serve people, society munications UK Limited, Quatro and the environment. The aim of our...
  • Page 52: Appendix

    Appendix ISO 9001 (Quality): certified since Appendix 17/02/1994 by TüV SÜD Manage- ment Service GmbH. Care Ecological energy consumption Wipe the unit with a damp cloth or The use of ECO DECT (¢ page 40) an antistatic cloth. Do not use sol- saves energy and makes an active vents or microfibre cloths.
  • Page 53 Radio frequency The operating time of your Gigaset range 1880–1900 MHz depends on the capacity and age of Duplex method Time multiplex, the batteries and the way it is used.
  • Page 54: Writing And Editing Names

    Appendix Writing and editing Writing names ¤ Enter the individual letters/char- names acters by pressing the corre- The following rules apply when writ- sponding key. ing names: The characters assigned to the key u Each key between Q and O is are shown in a selection line at the assigned several letters and char- bottom left of the screen.
  • Page 55: Accessories

    Appendix Accessories Connection socket for headset See the relevant product page at for information on rec- ommended headsets. All accessories and batteries are available from your phone retailer. Use only original accessories. This will avoid possible health risks and personal injury, and also ensure that all the relevant regula- tions are complied with.
  • Page 56: Index

    Index Index Caring for your telephone ... 50 Changing Accepting a call ..... 28 display language .
  • Page 57: Idle Status

    Index Earpiece mode ..... . 30 Icon Earpiece volume ....41 keypad lock .
  • Page 58: Message Key

    Index Language On/Off key ......2 display ......14 Open .
  • Page 59 Index Searching in directory ....32 Talk key ....... 2 Sending Time control .