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    DECT2188 base with answering system Base AC adapter (PS-0034) Telephone cord Coiled cord Corded handset Desk stand/ wall mount bracket Charger AC adapter (PS-0035) Battery cover DCX210 accessory handset & charger If you purchased model number: You should have: DECT2188 1 of each DECT2188-2 2 of each DECT2188-3 3 of each DECT2188-4 4 of each DEC[...]

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    Important Safety Instructions! When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: This unit is NOT waterproof. DO NOT expose this unit to rain or moisture. Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, [...]

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    1 Installing Your Phone Set Up the Base Attach the stand Before you attach the stand, you have to decide if you want the phone to rest on a desk or hang on a wall. For desktop use Turn the stand so the word DESK is righ t-side up (it will be on the right). Insert the tabs into the notches marked DESK at the top of the base. Press in on the latch an[...]

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    2 For wall mount use only On the front of the base, pull the clip (that holds the corded handset in place) out of its slot. Rotate the clip 180 degrees. Flip it from front to back and slide it back into the slot. Connect the power and telephone cords Connect the base AC adapter to the AC I N 7 .8 V jack and the telephone cord to the TE L LIN E jack[...]

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    3 Test the Connection Pick up the corded handset from the base. You should hear a dial tone and the display on the base should say Talk . When you get a dial tone, make a quick test call. If... Try... the display says Check Tel Line or you don't hear a dial tone checking the connection between the base and the phone jack. you keep hearing a di[...]

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    4 Connect the charger Connect a charger AC adapter to each charger's AC I N 8 V jack and set the plug into the notch as shown. (These adapters might already be connected.) Plug the other end of the adapter into a standard 120V AC power outlet. Place each handset in a charger with the display facing forward. The CH AR GE light should turn on. I[...]

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    5 Getting to Know Your Phone Parts of the Base If the key name is spelled out on the key itself, it's not labeled in the drawing below. Base keys and how they work Key name (and icon) What it does CLEAR/MUTE While this station is ringing: mute the ringer for this call only. During a call: mute the microphone. While entering text: delete one ch[...]

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    6 Key name (and icon) What it does PHONEBOOK/ LEFT ( / ) In standby or during a call: open the phonebook. In any menu or list: go up one level. (If you are already at the top level, the phone exits the menu and returns to the previous operation.) During text entry: move the cursor to the left. In the first 2 seconds of a message: go to the previous[...]

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    7 Parts of the Handset If the key name is spelled out on the key itself, it's not labeled in the drawing to the right. Handset keys and how they work Key name (and icon) What it does UP ( ) In standby: increase the ringer volume. During a call: increase the call volume. In the menu or any list: move the cursor up one line. - - - CALLER ID/ RIG[...]

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    8 Key name (and icon) What it does SPEAKER ( ) Switch a normal call to the speakerphone (& back). - REDIAL/PAUSE ( ) In standby: open the redial list. While entering a phone number: insert a 2-second pause. - - BLOCK While the phone is ringing: add the incoming Caller ID information to the call block list (block the call). - MESSAGES/ MUTE ( ) [...]

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    9 Using the Menus The menus are des igned to be as easy as poss ible. Some users don't even need the manual once they know how to perform these actions: Open the menu Press MENU/SELECT . Move the cursor The arrow cursor on the left side of the line shows which menu item is currently highlighted. Use UP to move the cursor up & DOWN to move [...]

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    10 Using the Handset Menus Handset Setup You can change these settings separately for each cordless handset. T-coil Turn on T-coil mode to reduce noise on some hearing aids (see "Do you use a T-coil hearing aid?" on p. 27). Ringer Tones Choose one of four melodies or three tones for the handset's main ring tone. As you highlight each[...]

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    11 Area Code Enter your area code so the phone hides the area code on incoming local calls (see "Using Seven-digit Dialing" on p. 14). Dial Mode Change the way your phone communicates with the telephone network (see "Changing from Tone to Pulse Dialing" on p. 4). Set Line Mode Do not change this setting unless instructed to by c[...]

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    12 Erase one letter Move the cursor to the letter you want to erase and press CLEAR ( CLEAR/INTERCOM on the handset; CLEAR/ MUTE on the base). Erase the entire entry Press & hold CLEAR . Enter punctuation or a symbol Press 0 to rotate through the available symbols. Using Your Phone To... From the base From a cordless handset make a call Dial th[...]

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    13 Changing the Volume You can set the volume of the ringer, the earpiece, and the speakerphone separately for the base and each cordless handset. For each item, press UP to make it louder or DOWN to make it softer. The available volume levels and how change them are listed below: Change the When On the base On a handset ringer volume the phone is [...]

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    14 Dialing from the Caller ID list Find the entry you want to dial. If the number is a toll or long distance call, but there's no 1 at the front of the CID record, press to add the 1 . On the handset, press TALK/FLASH to dial the number. On the base, pick up the corded handset. (You can also press TALK/FLASH or pick up the corded handset befor[...]

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    15 With the phone in standby, open the menu and select Global Setup , then select Area Code . Use the number keypad ( 0 - 9 ) to enter your three-digit area code. Press MENU/SELECT when you’re finished. The phone uses the programmed code as a filter. When calls come in, the phone compares the area code to the programmed one. If they match, the ph[...]

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    16 Edit Edit this entry. The phone will prompt you to enter the name & phone number. (Cordless handsets will also prompt you to choose a personal ring.) Copy Copy this entry to another station. (You must have at least one accessory handset to use this multi-station feature.) Delete Erase this entry. Chain Dialing If you often have to enter a se[...]

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    17 Using Multi-station Features The expandable base works together with the accessory handsets to give you some useful multi-station features. (A station can be any cordless handset or the base.) You must have at least one accessory handset to use the features in this section. Expanding Your Phone Your base supports a total of six DCX210 accessory [...]

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    18 Using Call Transfer To... From the base From a cordless handset transfer a call Press FIND HANDSET/INTERCOM to put the call on hold. 1. Press CLEAR/INTERCOM to put the call on hold. 1. Select the station you want to transfer the call to, or select All to page all the stations at the same time. When the other station accepts the call, you'll[...]

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    19 Using Special Features Using Your Phone During a Power Failure Because it includes a corded handset, your phone can perform several of its functions during a power failure. The following features will operate during a power failure (all other features are disabled): Making and receiving calls with the base corded handset. Changing the volume on [...]

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    20 call and add this number to the call block list, press BLOCK . When the phone asks you to confirm, press MENU/SELECT or BLOCK . Blocking an incoming call from an "Unknown" or "Private" number is the same as selecting Unknown Number or Private Number from the Call Blocking menu. Call Blocking menu options With the phone in sta[...]

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    21 Using the Answering System Setting Up Your Answering System You can set up your answering system from any handset. To... Follow these steps Record your personal outgoing message or greeting Your greeting can be between 2 seconds and 30 seconds long. If you don't record an outgoing message, the system uses a pre-recorded greeting: Hello, no [...]

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    22 Record Time Set the amount of time callers have to leave a message, either 1 minute or 4 minutes. Choose Announce Only if you don't wan t the system to let ca llers to leave a messa ge. Message Alert Have the system beep every 15 seconds when you have a new message; the beeping stops when you listen to all your new messages. (To mute the al[...]

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    23 How to operate your answering system To... From the base From a handset (remote operation) play new messages Press PLAY/STOP Press MESSAGES/MUTE . The system announces the number of new & old messages, then play s the first ne w message follo wed by the day & time it was received. Then the system plays the new messages in the order they [...]

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    24 If you mute the call screen, the system continues taking the message: it just stops playing through the speaker. Only one handset at a time can screen calls. If another handset is screening the call, the handset beeps and returns to standby. Using the System While You're Away from Home You can also operate your answering system from any tou[...]

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    25 Solving Problems If you have any trouble with your phone, try these simple steps first. If you still have a question, call our Customer Care Line listed on the front cover. If… Try… No stations can make or receive calls. Checking the telephone cord connection. Disconnecting the base AC adapter. Wait a few minutes, then reconnect it. - - One [...]

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    26 If… Try… The phone keeps ringing if I answer on an extension. You may have to change the line mode. Contact customer service for more information. - The answering system does not work. Making sure the answering system is turned on. Making sure the base AC adapter is not plugged into an that's controlled by a wall switch. - - The answeri[...]

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    27 Noise or Static On The Line oise or Static On The Line Interference is the most common cause of noise or static on a cordless phone. Here are some common sources of interference: electrical appliances, especially microwave ovens computer equipment, especially wireless LAN equipment and DSL modems radio-based wireless devices, such as room monito[...]

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    28 this problem. The technician who installed your DSL service might have left some filters for you; if not, call your DSL provider or look in any electronics store. Plug the DSL filter into the telephone wall jack and plug your phone’s base into the filter. Make a test call to make sure the noise is gone. Resetting and Registering Handsets If yo[...]

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    29 If... Try... you don't hear a dial tone the display says Registration Failed - - Making sure the handset is fully charged, then start over at step 1. To register a handset to a different base, see the section "Expanding Your Phone" in the user's guide for the other base. Handling Liquid Damage Moisture and liquid can damage y[...]

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    Important Information Terms Used In This Guide Accessory Handset An extra handset that can register to and be used with an expandable phone base. All accessory handsets must be registered to a base. Base The main part of the phone. It connects to your phone line and lets you make and receive calls. Most bases also have a cradle to store a handset. [...]

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    Rechargeable Nickel-Metal-Hydride Battery Warning CAUTION! Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type! Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions. Do not open or mutil ate the battery . Discon nect th e batter y befor e shippi ng this product . This equipment contains a rechargeable Nickel-Metal-Hydride battery. The [...]

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    will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modications to maintain uninterrupted service. Please follow instructions for repairing, if any (e.g. battery replacement section); otherwise do not substitute or repair any parts of the device except as specied in this manual. Connection to party line service is subject to state [...]

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    The antenna(s) used for the base-unit must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons & must not be collocated or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. If your home has wired alarm equipment connected to a phone line, be sure that installing the system does not disable your alarm eq[...]

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