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    DSS8955 DSS8955+1 DSS8955+2 DSS8955+3 DSS8955 OM.indb 1 28/7/08 5:20:39 PM[...]

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    1 T able of Contents Welcome ....................................................................... 4 Installing the Phone .................................................... 5 Choosing the Best Location ................................. 5 Installing the Battery ............................................. 6 Connecting the AC adapter ...........[...]

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    2 Activate Handset Keypad Lock ......................... 29 Using Y our Phone ...................................................... 30 Making a Call from the Phonebook .................... 31 Chain dialing from the phonebook ................... 31 Switching to the Handset Speakerphone During a Call .................................................[...]

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    3 Dialing in to your answering system ................. 48 Maintenance ............................................................... 50 Specications ...................................................... 50 Battery Information .............................................. 50 Battery life .......................................................[...]

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    4 Welcome W elcome Thank you for purchasing a Uniden Multi-Handset phone. Note: Illustrations in this manual are used for explanation purposes. Some illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual unit. DSS8955 OM.indb 4 28/7/08 5:20:40 PM[...]

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    5 Installing the Phone 6 Installing the Phone Choosing the Best Location When choosing a location for your new phone, here are some important guidelines you should consider: Note: For maximum range: Keep both the base and handset antennas free of obstruction. • When the handset is not in use, place the handset in an upright position. • Metal an[...]

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    5 6 Installing the Phone Installing the Battery Use only the Uniden BT -446 rechargeable battery pack supplied with your cordless telephone. Locate the battery pack, battery cover and the handset. Push the battery pack connector in firmly . (Y ou should hear it click into place.) Gently tug on the battery wires to make sure the connection is secure[...]

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    7 Installing the Phone 8 Connecting the AC adapter T o the base T o avoid risk of re and shock, only use the Uniden AAD-041S(M) AC adapter with the base. T o the charging cradle (for multi-handset packs only) Use only the Uniden AAD-600S(M) AC adapter with the charging cradle. Connect the AC adapter to the DC IN 9V jack on the bottom of the base[...]

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    7 8 Installing the Phone Charging the Handset Place the handset in the base cradle with the display facing forward. If you have an accessory handset, place it in the charging cradle with the display facing forward. Make sure that the charge LED illuminates when the handset is seated. What if the charge LED doesn’t light up? Reseat the handset; ma[...]

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    9 Installing the Phone 10 Connecting to the Phone Line Connect the telephone cord to the TEL LINE jack. Connect the telephone cord to a telephone wall jack. What if CHECK TEL LINE appears on the base or handset display? The telephone cord may not be connected correctly . Check the telephone cord connection. Do you have DSL or any high-speed Interne[...]

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    9 10 Installing the Phone T esting the Connection Pick up the handset from the base and press [ /ash] . Y ou should hear a dial tone, and the display should show T ALK. What if I can’t hear a dial tone? Check the telephone cord connection on the base. What if the display doesn’t show T ALK? Check the battery pack connection in the handset. ?[...]

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    11 Installing the Phone 12 NOW YOU ARE READY T O USE YOUR PHONE! Installing the Belt Clip Insert the tabs on the sides of the belt clip into the holes on either side of the handset. Press the belt clip down until it clicks into place. (Tug on the clip to make sure it’s secure.) To remove the belt clip, gently pull the tabs out of the holes, then [...]

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    11 12 Installing the Phone Expanding Y our Phone Adding accessory handsets Y our phone supports a total of ten cordless handsets, including any that were supplied with your phone. Y ou can now place a fully-featured cordless handset anywhere AC power is available to connect the charging cradle. Y our phone is compatible with the DSS8905 and DSS8905[...]

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    13 Installing the Phone 14 W all Mounting the Base This phone can be mounted on any standard telephone wall plate. Route the AC adapter and the telephone cord through the hole of the wall mount bracket. Line up the four tabs on the wall mount bracket (two at the top and two at the bottom) with the four notches on the bottom of the base. Slide the b[...]

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    13 14 Installing the Phone Place the mounting slots over the pins on the wall plate. Slide the base down to lock it into place. W all plate At the bottom of the base, lift up on the release latch between the two bottom tabs and push the bracket up. Removing the wall-mount bracket (T o AC outlet) Release latch Note: Mounting the phone directly on th[...]

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    15 Getting to Know Y our New Phone 16 Getting to Know Y our New Phone Features 5.8GHz FHSS expandable system • Expands up to 10 handsets • Integrated digital answering system • Caller ID/Call W aiting • Base keypad • Advanced phonebook features: • Store 70 phonebook entries on base & each • handset Alphabetical search • Personal[...]

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    15 16 Getting to Know Y our New Phone T erminology Used in this Manual Accessory Handsets Additional handsets that can register to the base, allowing you to add handsets without connecting another phone line. This base supports a total of ten cordless handsets; see page 12 for compatible handsets. Base The main part of the phone that connects to yo[...]

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    17 Getting to Know Y our New Phone 18 Parts of the Handset T welve-key dial pad [ ] key (down) [ ] key (caller ID/right) [menu/select] key [ /mute] key (messages/mute) [ ] key (end call) [#] key [ ] key (speaker) Microphone Charging contacts [ / ] key [ ] key (up) new message LED Earpiece Display (LCD) [clear/int’com] key (clear/intercom) [ ] key[...]

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    17 18 Getting to Know Y our New Phone [ answer on/off] key (answering system on/off) [flash] key [ ] key and LED (speaker) [ ] key (up) [ ] key (down) [ / ] key (phonebook/repeat/left) [ / ] key (caller ID/skip/right) [ ] key and LED (play/stop) [redial/pause] key [menu/select] key [clear/mute] key Display (LCD) [int'com] key (intercom) Speake[...]

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    19 Using the Interface 20 Using the Interface Reading the Display Handset In standby During a call Handset ID and banner Number of new Caller ID calls received Call duration Note: The handset does not display the day and time. Base Status of your answering system Message counter Day of the week and time Number of new Caller ID calls received Answer[...]

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    19 20 Using the Interface Using the Four-way Function Key Y our handset and base have a four-way function key that allows you to move the cursor or pointer on the display and access the most commonly used features at the touch of a button. By moving this key to the left, you open the phonebook. Move the key to the right to access Caller ID informat[...]

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    21 Using the Interface Entering T ext from Y our Phone Y ou can use the number keypad on your handset or base to enter text by referring to the letters printed on each number key . When you press the number key in a text entry eld, the phone displays the rst letter printed on the number key . Press the number key twice to display the second l[...]

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    22 Basic Setup Basic Setup Activating Personal Ring (Handset only) Y ou can assign special ringer tones to anyone in your phonebook. When your phone gets a call, it looks up the Caller ID information in your phonebook. If you’ve assigned a personal ringer to that number , the phone uses it so you know who is calling. T o turn the personal ringing[...]

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    23 Basic Setup Name T ag Name T agging works with the caller display number from Caller ID. Y ou will need to subscribe to the Caller ID feature with your phone company for Name T agging to work. When the phone rings, the received caller display number is compared to numbers stored in the phonebook. If there is a match then any name stored with the[...]

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    24 Setting Up the Phonebook Each station has its own separate phonebook that holds up to seventy names and numbers. When a station’s phonebook is full, the station beeps and shows MEMORY FULL on the display . Y ou cannot add any names and numbers in that station’s phonebook until you delete some of the existing ones. Y ou can also use the phone[...]

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    25 26 5) Assign a personal ring tone for this entry (PERSONAL RING) (Handset only). Y ou can attach a special ring tone to each phonebook entry on the handsets; the phone will use this ring tone when this person calls. Use [ ] and [ ] to select one of the seven different ring tone options (see Selecting a Ring T one on page 28 for a complete list o[...]

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    25 26 Storing Caller ID or Redial Numbers in the Phonebook Y ou can store Caller ID records or redial numbers in the phonebook so you can use them later . Go to the Caller ID or redial list and select the number you want to store. (If the Caller ID information did not include the number , then you will not be able to store it.) With the phone in st[...]

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    27 Copying Phonebook Entries to Another Station Y ou can transfer phonebook entries from one station to another without having to re-enter names and numbers. Y ou can transfer one phonebook entry at a time or all phonebook entries at once. With the phone in standby , press 1) [ ] . T o copy one entry , nd the phonebook entry you want to copy . P[...]

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    28 28 Customizing Y our Handsets All of the following options are set separately for each handset, so you can customize a handset for each room in your house. Changing the Handset Banner Each handset will display a banner name once it is registered to the base. The default banner is Handset #1, Handset #2, etc. Y ou can change the name your phone d[...]

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    29 29 Activating AutoT alk AutoT alk allows you to answer the phone simply by picking up the handset from the cradle. Y ou do not have to press a button to answer the call. Press 1) [menu/select] . Select the HANDSET SETUP menu, and then the AUTOT ALK submenu. Move the cursor to select ON or OFF . 2) Press 3) [menu/select] . Y ou will hear a con[...]

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    30 Using Y our Phone Using Y our Phone From the base speakerphone From a cordless handset From a handset speakerphone Making a call Press 1) [ ] . Listen for the dial tone. 2) Dial the number . 3) OR Dial the Number . 1) Press 2) [ ] . Pick up the handset from 1) the cradle. Press 2) [ /ash] . Listen for the dial tone. 3) Dial the number . 4) OR[...]

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    31 Using Y our Phone Making a Call from the Phonebook With the phone in standby , press 1) [ ] to open the phonebook. Find the phonebook entry you want to call (see Finding a Phonebook Entry on 2) page 25). Press 3) [ /ash] or [ ] on the handset or [ ] on the base to dial the number . Note: Y ou can also press [ /ash] or [ ] on the handset or[...]

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    32 Using Caller ID, Call Waiting, and Redial Lists Using Caller ID, Call W aiting, and Redial Lists If you subscribe to Caller ID service from your phone company , your phone will show you the caller ’s phone number and name (if available) whenever a call comes in. If you subscribe to Caller ID on Call W aiting, the phone will also show you the n[...]

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    33 34 Using Caller ID, Call Waiting, and Redial Lists 34 Deleting Caller ID Numbers T o delete only one Caller ID number , press [ ] when the phone is in standby , and then nd the number you want to delete. Press [menu/select] and select DELETE ENTRY . When the phone asks you to conrm, select YES. T o delete all the Caller ID numbers, press [[...]

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    33 34 34 Using Caller ID, Call Waiting, and Redial Lists Redialing a Number Y ou can quickly redial the last ve numbers dialed on each station. With the phone in standby , press the 1) [redial/pause] to open the redial list. Use 2) [ ] and [ ] or [redial/pause] to scroll through the redial list. When you nd the number you want to dial, press [...]

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    35 35 Adjusting the Ringer , Earpiece and Speaker V olume 36 36 Adjusting the Ringer , Earpiece and Speaker V olume Adjusting the Ringer V olume Y ou can choose from four ringer volume settings (off, low , medium, and high) separately on each handset or the base. With the phone in standby , press 1) [ ] or [ ] . The display shows the current volume[...]

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    35 35 36 36 Adjusting the Ringer , Earpiece and Speaker V olume Adjusting the Speaker V olume Handset Speaker: Y ou can choose from six volume levels for the handset speaker while on a speakerphone call or when the handset is accessing the answering system. T o adjust the handset speaker volume, press [ ] (to make it louder) or [ ] (to make it soft[...]

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    37 38 Finding a Lost Handset T o locate a misplaced handset, press [int’com] on the base when the phone is in standby . Use [ ] or [ ] to select the handset you want to page, and then press [menu/select] . Select ALL to page all registered handsets. T o cancel paging, press [int’com] on the base again. Using Hold, Conference and T ransfer Placi[...]

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    37 38 Using Hold, Conference and T ransfer T ransferring a Call Y ou can transfer a call from one station to another . During a call, press [clear/int’com] on the handset or 1) [int’com] on the base. Use 2) [ ] or [ ] to select the station you want to transfer the call to, and then press [menu/select] . Select ALL to page all other stations. Th[...]

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    39 Using Special Features 40 Using Special Features Privacy Mode Privacy mode prevents other stations from interrupting while you’re on a call. As long as your station is in privacy mode, other stations can’t join your call or make any calls of their own: their displays will show UNA V AILABLE. While on a call, press 1) [menu/select] . Select C[...]

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    39 40 Using Special Features Answering an intercom page When the intercom page tone sounds, the display will show the ID of the station that is paging. Press 1) [ /ash] or [clear/int’com] on the handset, or [ ] or [int’com] on the base. Note: If AutoT alk is on, the handset will automatically answer the page when you pick up the handset from[...]

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    41 Using Special Features Installing the Optional Headset Y our phone may be used with an optional headset. T o use this feature, insert the headset plug into the headset jack. Y our phone is ready for hands-free conversations. (Headsets may be purchased by calling the Uniden Parts Department. See the back cover page for contact information.) DSS89[...]

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    42 42 Setting Up the Answering System Setting Up the Answering System Y ou can set up your answering system’s features from the base or handset with the exception of changing the outgoing message or greeting; you can only change the greeting or record a new greeting from the base. Only one station at a time can access the answering system menus. [...]

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    43 43 Setting Up the Answering System 44 44 Deleting Y our Personal Greeting Y ou can delete your personal greeting from the base. Y ou cannot delete the pre-recorded greeting. On the base, press 1) [menu/select] . Select the ANSW . SETUP menu, and then the GREETING OPTIONS submenu. 2) The system plays the current greeting. While the personal greet[...]

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    43 43 44 44 Setting Up the Answering System Setting the Day & Time If you do not set the clock on your answering system, your messages may not have the correct time and day stamp. Press 1) [menu/select] . Move the cursor to DA Y & TIME and press 2) [menu/select] . Use 3) [ ] and [ ] to select the day of the week, and press [menu/select] . U[...]

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    45 45 Setting Up the Answering System Activating the Message Alert The message alert feature sounds a short alert tone every fteen seconds whenever you have a new message. T o turn on the message alert: Press 1) [menu/select ]. Select the ANSW . SETUP menu, and then the MESSAGE ALERT submenu. 2) Move the cursor to select ON or OFF . 3) Press 4) [...]

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    46 Using the Answering System Using the Answering System T urning Y our Answering System On and Off From the base From the handset T urning On With the phone in standby , press 1) [ answer on/off] . The system announces “Answering System 2) is on” and plays the current greeting. ANSWER ON appears on the base display . 3) Press 1) [menu/select] [...]

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    47 Using the Answering System 48 Reviewing Messages The message counter on the base LCD displays the number of messages stored in memory . When you have new messages (that you have not listened to yet), [ ] on the base and the new message LED on the handset ash. The answering system plays your new messages rst. If you have no new messages, th[...]

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    47 48 Using the Answering System Screening Calls From the base From the handset While the system is taking the message, simply • listen to the caller over the base speaker . T o answer the call and speak to the caller , • press [ ]. T o mute the call screen and allow the caller to • continue leaving the message, press [ ] . While the systems [...]

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    49 Using the Answering System T o operate from a remote location, use any touch-tone telephone, and follow these steps: Call your telephone number and wait for the system to answer . If the answering system is off, it will answer after 1) about fteen rings and sounds a series of beeps. During the greeting or the beeps (if answering system is off[...]

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    50 Maintenance Maintenance Specications Operating temperature 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C) AC adapter Base Charging cradle Part number AAD-041S(M) AAD-600S(M) Input voltage 240V AC, 50Hz 240V AC, 50Hz Output voltage 9V DC @ 350mA 9V DC @ 210mA Battery pack Part number BT -446 Capacity 800mAh, 3.6V DC Notes: Use only the supplied AC adapte[...]

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    51 PB Maintenance Low battery alert When the battery pack is very low , the phone is programmed to eliminate functions in order to save power . When LOW BA TTERY CHARGE HANDSET appears in the handset display and the phone is in standby , none of the keys will operate. If you are on a call, complete your conversation as quickly as possible, and retu[...]

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    52 T roubleshooting T roubleshooting Common Issues If your phone is not performing to your expectations, please try these simple steps rst. If these steps do not solve your problem, please visit www .uniden.com.au for Australian models and www .uniden.co.nz for New Zealand models for customer support. When you have this problem... T ry ... The c[...]

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    53 T roubleshooting 54 When you have this problem... T ry ... A single handset can’t make or receive calls (but other handsets can). Checking the battery pack connection (see page 6). • Charging the battery for 15 to 20 hours. • Moving the handset closer to the base. • Making sure the line is not in use. If an outside call is already using [...]

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    53 54 T roubleshooting When you have this problem... T ry ... I can’t join the conversation. Checking to see that there are not two handsets already using the conference • feature (see page 37). Checking to see that another handset is not in privacy mode (see page 39). • Making sure that you have registered all handsets (see page 12). • Cha[...]

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    55 T roubleshooting 56 Resetting the Handset Y ou may need to reset your handset in the following instances: Y ou lose a handset and purchase a new one. • Y ou get the message Registration Failed when you try to register the handset. • Y ou are unable to register any handsets to the base. • When you register new handsets to the base, the hand[...]

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    55 56 T roubleshooting Resetting the Handset Without the Base If your original base is not available for some reason, you can still reset the handset and use it with another base. Press and hold [ 1) ] and [#] for at least ve seconds. Move the cursor to select BASE UNA V AILABLE and then press 2) [menu/select] . BASE UNA V AILABLE appears. Move [...]

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    57 T roubleshooting Changing the Handset to Base Code Y our phone ships with a special identication code to connect any registered handsets to this particular base. Normally , you will never have to change this handset to base code, but in the rare situation that you suspect another cordless telephone is using the same code or if you are instruc[...]

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    58 Precautions! Precautions! Before you read anything else, please observe the following: W arning! Uniden Australia Pty Ltd and Uniden NZ Ltd DO NOT represent this unit to be waterproof. T o reduce the risk of re, electrical shock, or damage to the unit, DO NOT expose this unit to rain or moisture. Rechargeable Nickel-Metal-Hydride Battery W ar[...]

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    59 Memo DSS8955 OM.indb 59 28/7/08 5:21:05 PM[...]

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    60 Memo DSS8955 OM.indb 60 28/7/08 5:21:05 PM[...]

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    61 Memo DSS8955 OM.indb 61 28/7/08 5:21:05 PM[...]

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    62 Index Index A Accessory handsets .................... 12 Answering calls............................ 30 Answering system Reviewing messages............. 47 Setting up .............................. 42 T urning on/off......................... 46 When away from home.......... 48 Any key answer ........................... 29 Audio tone ............[...]

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    63 Index Using the phonebook............. 31 Message alert ........................ 45 , 48 Mute Microphone ............................ 40 Ringer .................................... 35 O Out of range ................................. 57 P Personal identication number (PIN) ......................... 48 Personal ring ......................... 22[...]

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    64 Remote Operation Card Remote access away from home T urn on the answering system remotely 1. Call your phone number from a touch-tone phone. 2. During the outgoing message, press # and enter your PIN code. The answering system announces the number of messages stored in memory and the voice prompts. 3. To quit, hang up the phone. 1. Call your pho[...]

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    65 CUT T a sk Key Repeat a Message Play Incoming Messages Skip a Message Delete a Message Stop Operation Answering System On Answering System Off Help CUT T a sk Key Repeat a Message Play Incoming Messages Skip a Message Delete a Message Stop Operation Answering System On Answering System Off Help CUT T a sk Key Repeat a Message Play Incoming Messa[...]

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    66 One Y ear Limited Warranty ONE YEAR LIMITED W ARRANTY UNIDEN DSS8955, DSS8955+1, DSS8955+2 and DSS8955+3 IMPORT ANT : Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty service. W ARRANTOR : Uniden Australia Pty Limited A.B.N. 58 001 865 498 Uniden New Zealand Limited W arranty only available in original country of purchase. ELEMENT OF W ARR[...]

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    © 2008 Uniden Australia Pty Limited/Uniden New Zealand Limited Printed in China UPZZ01906BZ(0) DSS8955 OM.indb 67 28/7/08 5:21:07 PM[...]