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    EXAI 8985 HEN 99.8.20 0:12 PM Page 1[...]

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    Thank you for choosing the Uniden EXAI 8985 cordless telephone. This phone is designed to exacting standards that provide reliability, long life and outstanding performance. Note: Some illustrations in this manual may differ fr om the actual unit for explanation purposes. • 900 MHz Extended Range • Secure Digital T ransmission • Answering Dev[...]

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    talk flash del mem call id abc def jkl ghi mno tuv pqrs oper tone wxyz 2 13 5 46 8 79 0 redial/p select/ch int'com mute/ring extended range vol RING TIME REC TIME 2/4/TS ANN/4/1 DIGIT AL 900MHz speaker page/int'com mute flash redial/p memory ans on/off voice memo greeting status speaker clock pin volune play delete DIGITAL extended range [...]

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    RING TIME REC TIME 2/4/TS ANN/4/1 38 44 45 46 47 42 43 41 48 49 39 40 50 51 52 53 1. Handset antenna 2. Headset cover 3. Handset battery compartment 4. Handset ring switch 5. Handset speaker 6. LCD display 7. T alk key 8. V olume/Cursor down/ character select key 9. Caller ID key 10. T one/Backspace key 11. Redial/Pause key 12. Select/Channel key 1[...]

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    Introduction / Features...............inside front cover Controls and Functions ..............inside front cover Getting Started Read this first ..........................................................3 Step 1: Checking the package contents ...............4 Step 2: Setting up the base unit ...........................5 Mounting the base unit on a [...]

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    3 This cordless telephone must be set up before use. Follow these steps; Step 1 (page 4) Unpack the telephone and accessories. Step 2 (page 5 to 9) Next, choose the best location to set up the base unit. Base unit Step 3 (page 10 to11) Then, insert the battery pack into the handset. Y ou have to charge the battery pack for more than 12 hours before[...]

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    4 Make sure you have received the following items in the package. If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact the Uniden Parts Department (see below). • Base unit • Handset • AC adapter (AD-420) • Rechar geable battery pack (BT-905) • Telephone line cord (2) • W all mount adapter • Beltclip • This Owner's Manual • P[...]

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    5 Do the following steps. • Choose the best location • Connect the base unit • Choose the dialing mode Choose the best location Before choosing a location for your new phone, read the INST ALLA TION CONSIDERA TIONS included in the PRECAUTIONS AND IMPORT ANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS brochure. Here are some important guidelines you should consider: [...]

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    6 Connect the base unit If you want to install the base unit on the wall, see page 8. T o AC outlet T o telephone outlet T o TEL LINE T o DC IN 9V AC adapter (supplied) T elephone line cord (supplied) 1 2 Route the cord. Place the power cord so it does not create a trip hazard, or where it could become chafed and create a fire or electrical hazard.[...]

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    7 Use only the supplied AD-420 AC adapter . Do not use any other AC adapter . Connect the AC adapter to a continuous power supply. Place the base unit close to the AC outlet so that you can unplug the AC adapter easily. If your telephone outlet isn't modular , contact your telephone company for assistance. Polarity of the plug Modular Choose t[...]

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    8 Standard wall plate mounting This phone can be mounted on any standard telephone wall plate. 1 Snap the wall mount adapter into the notches on the base. 2 Plug the telephone line cord to the TEL LINE jack and the AC adapter to the DC IN 9V jack. 3 Plug the telephone line cord into the telephone outlet. 4 W rap the AC adapter cord inside the molde[...]

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    9 Direct wall plate mounting If you don't have a standard wall plate, you can mount your phone directly to the wall. Before doing this, consider the following: • A void electrical cables, pipes, or other items behind the mounting location, that could cause a hazard when inserting screws into the wall. • T ry to mount your phone within 10 -[...]

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    10 Charge the battery pack for more than 12-15 hours before you start using your phone. 1 Remove the battery cover . 2 Connect the battery pack connector with the correct polarity (black and red wires), then insert the battery pack into the battery compartment. 3 Slide the battery cover forward until it snaps into place. 4 Place the handset on the [...]

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    11 Battery use time (per charge) From fully charged • Seven hours coutinuous use. • Seven days when the handset is in the standby mode. When the battery charge becomes low When the voltage of battery pack in the handset is very low and needs to be charged, the phone is programmed to eliminate functions in order to save power . If the battery ch[...]

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    12 There are three Caller ID options, Auto T alk, CIDCW (Caller ID with Call W aiting), and Area Code. 1 In the standby mode, hold down for 2 seconds until the Caller ID setting appears. 2 Press or to move the cursor to the item that is to be set. Example: T o select CIDCW 3 For Auto T alk and CIDCW press to toggle between on and off. For the Area [...]

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    13 1 When the phone is in the standby mode, press and hold until the Caller ID setting screen appears. 2 Press to select “ Area Code ”. 3 Press . 4 Use the dial buttons ( to ) to enter the 3-digit area code. 1 Auto Talk:Off 2 CIDCW :On 3 Area Code: 1 Auto Talk:Off 2 CIDCW :On 3 Area Code: 1 Auto Talk:Off 2 CIDCW :On 3 Area Cod[...]

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    14 From the handset Handset on the base 1 Pick up handset. 2 Press . 3 Dial the phone number . 4 T o hang up, press or return the handset to the base. Handset of f the base 1 Press . 2 Dial the phone number . 3 T o hang up, press or return the handset to the base. The phone number can be up to 32 digits. Other Operations T o Do this T o improve rec[...]

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    15 1 Phone rings. Calling appears on the display. 2 Press if not in Auto T alk mode. Press any key other than mute key if in Auto Talk mode. “ Talk ” appears flashing on the display. Then the earpiece ear volume is displayed for 2 seconds. 3 The call-time display starts when you begin to talk. 4 Press or place the handset on the base to hang up[...]

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    16 Mute Y ou can tur n off the base or the handset microphone so that the person you are talking with cannot hear you. When speaking with the base 1 Press during a telephone call. The mocrophone is turned off. 2 T o cancel mute, press , or . mute speaker mute speaker talk 1 Press during a telephone call. The microphone is turned off. 2 T o cancel m[...]

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    17 Adjusting the ringer and earpiece volume Handset ringer tone In the standby mode, press . Each time is pressed, the ringer tone setting changes and the selected ringer tone sounds for 2 seconds. Handset ringer switch This switch turns the handset ringer on or off. Handset earpiece volume Pressing or during a telephone call will change the earpie[...]

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    18 From the handset The last three phone numbers entered can be quickly redialed. If the recently dialed number exceeds 32 digits, only the first 32 digits are retained for redialing. Redialing a call [On-hook redialing] 1 Press . The phone number that was last dialed appears on the display. 2 Press again. Each press of will display one of the last[...]

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    19 From the base 1 Press . 2 T o call the last number dialed from the base, press . 3 Press to finish the call. redial/p speaker speaker Of f-hook redialing 1 Press . “ Talk ” appears flashing on the display. 2 Press . The last number dialed will be displayed. History redial cannot be accessed while off-hook. 3 Press or place the handset on the[...]

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    20 Y ou may use the phone as speaker phone to answer calls pressing the button on the base. T o hung up, press again. The base microphone is located under the phone. Position yourself approximately 12 inches away from the base and speaker clearly. speaker 12" Using the speaker phone speaker EXAI 8985 HEN 99.8.20 0:13 PM Page 23[...]

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    21 Intercom fr om the base to handset 1 Press on the base. The handset beeps. 2 Press or on the handset. Speak into the mouthpiece to answer the base. 3 T o turn off the intercom, press on the handset or on the base. page/int'com int'com talk speaker Intercom fr om the handset to base 1 Press on the handset. The base beeps. 2 At the base,[...]

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    22 T o transfer fr om the handset to the base 1 Press on the handset while speaking on the handset. The line will be held, and the inter’com tone will be sounded on the base. 2 Press or on the base. The intercom mode is activated and the line is held. 3 T o transfer to the base, press on the handset. T o cancel the transfer , press on the base. p[...]

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    23 Y our EXAI 8985 stores up to 20 name/numbers in handset plus 10 numbers in the base. On the handeset 1 Press and hold until “ Memory Store ” is displayed. 2 Press or to scroll to the memory number where you would like to store the number . Or press the keypad ( to ) to select the memory location (01 - 20) where you would like to store the nu[...]

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    24 4 Use the , , , , or keys to enter the name. The name cannot exceed 13 characters. • Use the and key to scroll through the character menu. It contains upper and lower case letters, numbers, punctuation marks and various characters. • Use and to move the cursor to the desired location. • Use key to delete characters as needed. 5 Press . “[...]

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    25 Y ou can store only numbers in the handset 1 Press . The status LED blinks. 2 Dial the number you wish to store. 3 Press . Enter the memory location number (0-9) on the keypad. The status LED goes out. A confirmation beep indicates the number is stored. On the base memory status LED memory EXAI 8985 HEN 99.8.20 0:13 PM Page 28[...]

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    26 T o exit the memory function without dialing, press . The handset returns to standby . If you press before , you can confirm the name and number stored in the selected memory location. From the handset Making calls with memory dialing [On-hook dialing] 1 Press . The handset displays your programmed memory locations. 2 Press the and keys to selec[...]

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    27 Of f-hook dialing 1 Press . “ Talk ” flashes and the volume setting appears. 2 Press . 3 Press the number keypad to select the memory location (01 - 20) of the desired phone number . The selected phone number is displayed. Then the number is dialed. talk Talk Talk <High> Talk 0:00 mem Talk 0:35 0123456789012 Display a Pr[...]

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    28 From the base 1 Press . 2 Press . 3 Press the number keypad to select the memory location you wish to dial. 4 Press to finish the call. speaker memory speaker Editing a stored name and/or phone number 1 Press and hold for 2 seconds. The display shows the memory screen and any saved name/number . 2 Press the or keys or number keypad to select the[...]

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    29 4 Press the or key to select “ Edit Memory ”, then press . The following screen appears. The cursor flashes indicating that the display is ready for the name to be edited. When a name has not been stored, the cursor appears at the beginning of the second line . 5 Press , , , , or to edit the name. (See page 24.) T o edit only the phone numbe[...]

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    30 4 Press to move the cursor down to “ Delete Memory ” command line. 5 Press . The following confirmation screen appears. 6 Press to move the cursor to “ Yes ”. 7 Press or . There is a confirmation tone and the entry is deleted. The following screen appears. For example, if memory location number 02 is selected for deletion, the following [...]

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    31 1 Press . The status LED blinks. 2 Press again. 3 Enter the memory location number (0-9) of the number you wish to delete. The status LED goes out. A confirmation beep indicates the number has been erased. memory memory status LED 8 After 2 seconds the display returns to the “ Memory Store ” screen. Y ou may select another number to delete ([...]

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    32 The Uniden EXAI 8985 permits 3-way conversations between the handset, base, and outside line. When speaking on the handset 1 Press on the base to join the 3-way conversation. This will set the 3-way conversation mode. 2 Press on the base to hang up. The handset remains connected to the outline call. speaker When speaking on the base 1 Press on t[...]

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    33 Caller ID service CALLER ID FEA TURES Y ou must subscribe to the Caller ID service from your telephone company to use this feature. When the telephone rings, the Caller ID feature allows you to view the caller's name and phone number on the display before you answer the phone. The handset displays the phone number of the incoming call, the [...]

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    34 1 When the Caller ID message is received, the status LED blinks. The display shows the caller’s phone number , along with the date and time. The incoming call information is stored in Caller ID record. If the Caller ID service includes the caller’s name, the caller's name appears on the display (up to 15 letters). Here are some typical [...]

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    35 Press to return to the summary screen. The Caller ID list stores information for up to 50 incoming calls - even unanswered calls. Viewing the Caller ID Message list If a call comes in via a telephone system that does not offer Caller ID service, no information is stored. 1 Press . When there are new messages you have not reviewed, “ New ” an[...]

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    36 The EXAI 8985 stores up to 50 messages. If more new calls are received, messages stored in the list are deleted beginning with the oldest message in the list. Caller ID data can also be deleted manually. Deleting a Caller ID message Deleting information from the Caller ID list 1 Press . Display the message to be deleted from the Caller ID list b[...]

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    37 Deleting all Caller ID name/numbers 1 Press . 2 Press . 3 Press or to select “ Yes ” or “ No ”. 4 Press or . When the pointer is at “ Yes ” : A beep tone sounds and all stored Caller ID messages are deleted. When the pointer is at “ No ” : The display returns to the summary screen.  New :01 Total:02 del Delete All ? Yes?[...]

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    38 When a long distance call has been set, “ 1 ” appears in the display . Y ou cannot make a call from the Caller ID list if your EXAI 8985 is connected to private branch exchange (PBX). Dial edit Y ou can edit the phone number of Caller ID data when you press after the step 1. Calling a party from the Caller ID list Y ou can place a call from [...]

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    39 Storing Caller ID messages in Memory dialing Messages shown in the Caller ID list can be stored in memory dialing. Using the incoming call information (i.e., Caller ID list), the phone number of the party on the Caller ID list can be stored in memory dialing. 1 Press . Select the phone number to be stored from the Caller ID list by pressing o r [...]

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    40 Using "Caller ID with call waiting" service “Caller ID” and “Call waiting” are separate services. CIDCW (Caller ID on Call W aiting) per for ms the same as regular Caller ID on a call waiting number . Y ou must subscribe to the "Caller ID with call waiting (CIDCW)" service from your telephone company before you can us[...]

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    41 The EXAI 8985 has a built-in answering system that answers and records incoming calls. Y ou can also use your answering system to record a conversation, leave a voice memo message for others who use the phone, or to announce a special message to callers when you're away from your phone. The integrated answering device • Digital Tapeless R[...]

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    42 4 Press or until you hear the correct time setting. Numbers 1 through 59 display on the base as each minute is announced. Press again to select the correct time. 5 The LED displays an A or P . Press or until you hear the correct AM/PM setting. 6 Press again to end the time/day setting. The EXAI 8985 announces the time that you have set. 1 T o tu[...]

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    43 1 Press and hold until you hear a long tone. Start recording your message immediately after you hear the long tone end. 2 When you finish recording your message, press or . A long tone sounds and your message plays back on the phone. Preset Message The following message is prerecorded: "Hello, no one is available to take your call. Please l[...]

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    44 Selecting the message recor d time Y ou can set your answering system to record messages up to one or four minutes long. One minute option: move the REC TIME switch to 1 . Four minutes option: move the REC TIME switch to 4 . Announce only feature: The announce only feature plays an outgoing message, but it will not allow the caller to leave a me[...]

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    45 Setting ring time switch The ring time /toll saver switch allows you to set the number of rings the caller hears before the answering system plays your outgoing message. Y ou can set the switch to answer after two rings or after four rings. In the TS (T oll Saver) position, the answering system picks up after two rings if you have new messages, [...]

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    46 Playing your message The base LED shows the number of total messages on the display. If the display is blinking, then there are new messages waiting for you. The EXAI 8955 is designed to play your new messages first. After you play your new messages you can then play your old messages. Using your answering system 1 Press . The system announces t[...]

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    47 Repeating a message 1 Press to review your message. The number of stored messages is announced. 2 After a message has played for a few seconds, press to repeat the message. 3 Press at any time to stop reviewing messages and return to standby. The message counter LED shows the total number of messages still on the system. play play Pressing befor[...]

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    48 Deleting a message Deleting individual message 1 Press to review your message. 2 If you decide to delete a message, press anytime during the message. The system beeps and immediately goes to the next message. 3 After you have played all of your messages, a long tone sounds on the base speaker . play delete When you press delete, you are permanen[...]

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    49 Recording a conversation Y ou can record up to 10 minutes of conversation while you are making your call from the handset. 1 During the conversation from the handset. Press and hold on the base. The unit begins recording and the LED blinks. A beep that can be heard by both parties sounds every 15 seconds. 2 T o stop the recording, press o r . pl[...]

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    50 Remote access away from home Y ou can operate your answering system from a remote location using any touch-tone telephone. Use this function to check for recorded messages, to play or delete messages, even to record a new outgoing message, and to monitor sounds in the room. 1 Call your telephone number . 2 While the answering machine is activate[...]

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    51 Remote room monitor Y ou can call your answering system from any touch-tone phone and monitor sounds in the room where your base is installed. 1 Call your telephone number . 2 While the answering machine is activated, press # and your PIN code. 3 The answering system begins announcing the time and day. 4 Press # then 5 to stop the message. 5 Pre[...]

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    52 The digital security code is an identification code used to connect the handset and the base unit. Normally, setting the code is not necessary. The first time you charge your handset, the security code is automatically set. (See page 3.) In the rare situation that you suspect another cordless telephone is using the same security code, you can ch[...]

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    53 T o attach the beltclip Insert the beltclip into the holes on each side of the handset. Press down until it clicks. T o r emove the beltclip Pull both sides of the beltclip to release the tabs from the holes. Y our phone may be used with an optional headset. T o use this feature, simply plug any standard 2.5mm headset plug into the headset jack.[...]

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    54 Battery replacement and handling When the operating time becomes short, even after a battery is recharged, please replace the battery. With normal usage, your battery should last about one year . Please contact your place of purchase for a replacement battery. RECYCLING NICKEL- CADMIUM BA TTERIES NICKEL- CADMIUM BA TTERIES MUST BE DISPOSED OF PR[...]

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    55 If your phone is not performing to your expectations, please try these simple steps first. Symptom The status light won't come on when the handset is placed in the base unit. The audio sounds weak and/or scratchy. Can't make or receive calls. The handset doesn't ring or receive a page. Suggestion • Make sure the AC adapter is pl[...]

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    56 Symptom The caller ID disappears. The caller ID does not display The answering system does not work. Messages are incomplete. After a power failure, the outgoing message is deleted. No sounds on the base unit speaker during call monitoring or message playback. Cannot access remote call-in features from another touch-tone phone. Suggestion • Th[...]

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    57 General The EXAI 8985 complies with FCC Parts 15 and 68. Frequency control: PLL Modulation: Frequency shift keying Operating temperature: 0 ° C to +50 ° C (+32 ° F to +122 ° F) Base unit RX frequency: 902.119 MHz to 905.016 MHz (30 channel) TX frequency: 924.997 MHz to 927.894 MHz (30 channel) Power requirements: 9V 350mA (from AC adapter) S[...]

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    58 0 - 9 3-way conferencing ..............32 A Answering device Features ...........................41 Setting up ........................42 Using ...............................46 B Base ringer switch ................17 Battery pack Preparing and charging..10 Replacement and handling ..........................54 C Caller ID Caller ID service .....[...]

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