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    DECT3181 base with answering system and cordless handset Battery cover Accessory handset and charger (DCX310 displayed) If you purchased model number: You should have: DECT3181 None DECT3181-2 1 Accessory HS DECT3181-3 2 Accessory HS : : DECT3181-12 11 Accessory HS You will also nd: Not pictured: Rechargeable battery (BT-1018) AC adapter (PS-003[...]

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    2 Accessory Handset Opons MULTIRANGE™ Charger and Accessory Handset If the model number ends in R, at least one of the handsets included with your phone is a DRX312 handset with a MULTIRANGE™ charger. For more information, see page 8 or the separate DRX312 user guide. AC Adapter and Baery Specicaon AC Adapter for - Part Number Input[...]

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    3 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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    4 Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions. Do not place the handset in any charging cradle without the battery installed and the[...]

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    5 adapter for the charger. See the separate DRX312 or DWX317 user guide that was packaged with your phone. Plug the other end of each adapter into a standard 120V AC power outlet. Place one handset in the base and the other(s) in the charger(s) with the display(s) facing forward. The display on the handset should light up; if it doesn’t, reseat t[...]

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    6 If you are not certain of the profiles supported by your Bluetooth phone or if you have difficulty pairing your phone to the DECT3181, see the manual that came with your phone. With the CellLink feature, you can essentially treat your cellular phone as a second line. You can use the DECT3181 handset to make and receive calls on your cellular phon[...]

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    7 Most cellular phones automatically transfer the audio to a Bluetooth device as soon as it pairs; if yours does not, look in your cellular phone’s Bluetooth setup for a “transfer audio” or “send audio to device” option. To test the connecon Pick up the handset from the cradle. Dial the number you want to call, then press cELLLink on t[...]

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    8 Seng Up MULTIRANGE TM Chargers If the model number ends in an R, at least one of the chargers included with your phone is a MULTIRANGE charger. The MULTIRANGE TM charger extends the range of your base in all directions, including up and down. Each handset will automatically connect to the charger or the base, depending on which signal is stron[...]

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    9 UNDERSTANDING YOUR PHONE Parts of the Base UP REV DOWN FWD FIND Charging contacts DELETE PLA Y/ STOP DO NOT DISTURB ON/OFF MESSAGE COUNTER Base keys and how they work Key name (and icon) What it does find In standby: page all handsets to find a lost one. - dO nOT disTuRB ( ) In standby: turn the Do Not Disturb feature on or off (see page 26). - O[...]

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    10 Key name (and icon) What it does PLaY/sTOP ( ) In standby: start playing messages. While a message is playing: stop playing messages. While the phone is ringing: mute the ringer for this call only. - - - fWd ( ) While a message is playing: skip to the next message. - dELETE ( ) While a message is playing: delete this message. In standby: delete [...]

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    11 Parts of the Handset Microphone T welve- key dial pad Visual ringer Display Charging contacts Earpiece UP PHONEBOOK/ LEFT SPEAKER DOWN CID/RIGHT REDIAL/ P AUS E MESSAGES/ MUTE CLEAR/ INTERCOM CELL LINK END T ALK/ FLASH MENU/ SELECT Handset keys and how they work Key name (and icon) What it does uP ( ) In standby: increase the ringer volume. Duri[...]

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    12 Key name (and icon) What it does dOWn ( ) In standby: decrease the ringer volume. During a call: decrease the call volume. In the menu or any list: move the cursor down one line. - - - MEnu/sELEcT In standby: open the menu. In the menu or any list: select the highlighted item. - - End ( ) During a call: hang up. In the menu or any list: exit and[...]

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    13 Key name (and icon) What it does REdiaL/PausE ( ) In standby: open the redial list. While entering a phone number: insert a 2-second pause. - - cELLLink ( ) In standby: start a telephone call using your paired Bluetooth phone. While the Bluetooth phone is ringing: answer the incoming call. During a CellLink call: switch to a waiting call. - - - [...]

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    14 Icon What it means T-coil mode is on (see page 36). The battery is 1) empty, 2) getting low, 3) half charged, or 4) fully charged. The signal from the base is 1) weak, 2) low, 3) strong, or 4) very strong. [Aa] The handset enters capital letters first (see page 17). [aA] The handset enters lower-case letters first (see page 17). At least 1 cellu[...]

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    15 If you open the menu during a call, use PhOnEBOOk/LEfT to back out of the menu without hanging up. If you don't press any keys for 30 seconds, the handset exits the menu. The Bluetooth menu You can pair up to 4 cellular devices to the DECT3181. Setting What it does Add Cellular The base goes into pairing mode. The handset displays a prompt [...]

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    16 The Day and Time menu If you subscribe to Caller ID, the phone automatically sets the day and time when it receives Caller ID information from your phone company. If you want to set the clock manually, just open the menu and select Day and Time . The phone prompts you to select the day, enter the time, and select AM/PM . (When prompted for the t[...]

  • Page 17

    17 The Ans. Setup menu This menu controls the options and settings for your answering system (see page 27). The Global Setup menu The settings on this menu affect all handsets and the base. Before changing these settings, make sure the phone is in standby and all handsets are within range of the base. (Only one handset at a time can change these se[...]

  • Page 18

    18 USING YOUR PHONE You can control the features in this section through the handset. Learning the Basics To... From the land line From the cell phone make a call: Dial the number, then Press TaLk/fLash or sPEakER. Press cELLLink .* answer a call Press TaLk/fLash or sPEakER . Press cELLLink . hang up Press End or put the handset in the cradle. mute[...]

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    19 Change the volume Speaker and earpiece volume Ringer volume You can change the volume of the speaker on the base and each cordless handset separately. You can change the volume of the earpiece on each handset; this does not affect the handset’s speaker volume. Anytime you are listening to a speaker or earpiece, press uP to increase the volume [...]

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    20 line and your cellular phones. Contact your telephone provider(s) for more information. On CellLink calls, you might see the name of your cellular phone in place of the caller’s name. Caller ID List Redial List The phone saves the information for the last 30 received calls to the CID list. Land line calls and CellLink calls are saved to the sa[...]

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    21 † If you have two or more cellular phones paired, the phone prompts you to choose one. Select the phone you want and press MEnu/sELEcT . To select a number, highlight the number and press MEnu/sELEcT . The phone gives you the following options: Option What it does... Delete Entry Erase the number from the list. Store Into Pb Add the number to [...]

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    22 Each time you download the phonebook from a paired cellular phone, the DECT3181 overwrites any previous copy of that phonebook in its directory. The phone automatically cancels the download if it receives an incoming call or someone tries to make an outgoing call. While a phonebook is downloading, do not try to use either the cellular phone or t[...]

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    23 To... Follow these steps... edit an entry (Home phonebook only) Find the entry you want to edit. Press MEnu/sELEcT and select Edit . The handset prompts you to edit the name and number and select a personal ring. delete an entry (Home phonebook only) Find the entry you want to delete. Press MEnu/sELEcT and select Delete . When the handset prompt[...]

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    24 Expanding your phone Your base supports a total of 12 cordless handsets: the one that came with the base and up to 11 DCX310, DRX312, or DWX317 accessory handsets. Your base might be compatible with other Uniden accessory handsets: please visit our website for a list of compatible handsets. Accessory handsets must be registered to the base befor[...]

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    25 Call transfer To… On the land line Using CellLink transfer a call Press cLEaR/inTERcOM , then select the handset you want to transfer the call to (select All to page all the handsets). When the other handset accepts the call, you’ll be disconnected. cancel a transfer and leave the call on hold Press End . return to the call Press TaLk/fLash [...]

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    26 To... Follow these steps... answer an outside call during an intercom call Press TaLk/fLash or cELLLink (depending on which line is ringing). The phone automatically disconnects the intercom call and connects you to the outside line. Using Special Features Do Not Disturb (DND) The Do Not Disturb feature (DND) turns off the ringers on the base an[...]

  • Page 27

    27 When you have new messages, the voice message icon ( ) appears in the display, and the light at the top of the handset blinks. The voice message icon should disappear after you listen to all your new messages. If it doesn’t, you can reset it manually: With the phone in standby, open the menu and select Global Setup . Select VMWI Reset , then s[...]

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    28 Setting What it does... Call Screen Turn on the call screen feature so you can hear callers as they leave messages on the base speaker (see page 30). Ans. On/off Turn your answering system on or off. (To turn your system on or off from the base, just press On/Off .) Accessing the Answering System You can access your system from a handset wheneve[...]

  • Page 29

    29 Personalizing Your Greeng 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 one is available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone. Record your personal outgoing message or greeng Access the system from any handset. Wa[...]

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    30 To… From the base From a handset (remote operation) replay an earlier message Within the first 2 seconds of a message, press REV. select 1:Repeat. restart the current message Wait at least 4 seconds after the message starts, then press REV . Wait at least 5 seconds after the message starts, then select 1: Repeat. skip a message Press fWd. Sele[...]

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    31 To... From the base From a handset mute the call screen without answering Press PLaY/sTOP . Press End or return the handset to the cradle. If you mute the call screen, the system continues taking the message: it just stops playing through the speaker. Using the System While You’re Away from Home You can also use your answering system from any [...]

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    32 01 Repeat message 05 Stop playback 02 Play message 06 Turn on 03 Skip message 09 Turn off 04 Delete message 10 Hear prompts If you don’t press any keys for 15 seconds, the phone will hang up and return to standby. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Solving Problems If you have any trouble with your phone, try these simple steps first. If you need help, cal[...]

  • Page 33

    33 If… Try… No handsets display Caller ID information. Letting calls ring twice before answering. Making sure your Caller ID service is active. - - Caller ID displays briefly and then clears. You may have to change the line mode. Contact customer service. - I can’t transfer calls. Resetting all handsets. Two handsets can’t talk to the calle[...]

  • Page 34

    34 If… Try… The DECT3181 won’t pair with my phone. Making sure your phone is in pairing mode. Check your phone’s manual for instructions on Bluetooth device pairing. Making sure your phone supports the Bluetooth hands-free profile. Making sure your phone is in range of the base If DECT3181 appears in your cellular phone’s paired device li[...]

  • Page 35

    35 Noise or stac 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 monitors, wireless controllers, [...]

  • Page 36

    36 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. Do you use a T-Coil hearing aid? If you have a hearing aid equipped with a telecoil (T-coil) feature, the interaction between the hearing aid and digital cordless phones can cause noise in the handset. I[...]

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    37 dialing. If your phone company uses pulse dialing, you will need to change your phone’s dial mode. From a handset, open the menu and select Global Setup . Select Dial Mode , then select Pulse . The phone sounds a confirmation tone. If you use pulse dialing and you need to send DTMF tones during a call (if you’re using an automated response s[...]

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    38 Does the handset fit in the base cradle? Yes No Place the handset in the base. The display should say Handset Registering . With the phone in standby, press and hold find on the base for about 5 seconds. On the handset you want to register, press and hold # until the display says Handset Registering (about 2 seconds). 1. 2. In about 30 seconds, [...]

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    39 With normal use, the battery should last about one year. Replace the battery when the talk time becomes short even when the battery is charged. To buy a replacement battery, call the Parts Department listed on the front cover. Rechargeable Nickel-Metal-Hydride Baery Warning This equipment contains a rechargeable Nickel-Metal-Hydride battery. [...]

  • Page 40

    designed to be connected to a compable modular jack that is also compliant. See installaon instrucons for details. The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a phone line. Excessive RENs on a phone line may result in devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of [...]

  • Page 41

    NOTICE: According to telephone company reports, AC electrical surges, typically resulng from lightning strikes, are very destrucve to telephone equipment connected to AC power sources. To minimize damage from these types of surges, a surge arrestor is recommended. FCC Part 15 informaon This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Op[...]

  • Page 42

    lines.) Third party accessories (unless approved by the manufacturer) should be avoided as these might not comply with FCC RF exposure guidelines. Industry Canada (I.C.) Noce Terminal equipment NOTICE: This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical Specicaons. This is conrmed by[...]

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    Uniden service center for a defect or malfuncon covered by this warranty, (E) used in any conjuncon with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the owner's manual for this product. STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does no[...]

  • Page 44

    Uniden ® is a registered trademark of Uniden America Corporaon. The pictures in this manual are for example only. Your phone may not look exactly like the pictures. May be covered under one or more of the following U.S. patents: 5,491,745 5,533,010 5,574,727 5,581,598 5,606,598 5,650,790 5,660,269 5,663,981 5,671,248 5,717,312 5,732,355 5,754,4[...]