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    1 Welcome/Accessibility .................................................. 2 T erminology/Manual Conventions ............................... 3 Product Overview ..........................................................4 Controls and Functions ................................................ 5 Installing the Phone ...................................[...]

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    2 W elcome Congratulations on your purchase of the Uniden multi-handset cordless telephone. This cordless phone is designed for reliability , long life, and outstanding performance. Note: Illustrations in this manual are used for explanation purposes. Some illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual unit. The color of your cordless tele[...]

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    3 T erminology Base The main part of the phone that connects to your phone line and lets you make and receive calls. Charger A cradle that charges the handset battery . It connects to power but does not connect to a phone line. CID Caller ID is available from your telephone provider . With this service, you can see the name and number of incoming c[...]

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    4 Product Overview Main Phone Features • 5.8 GHz Extended Range T echnology • Multi-Handset System (Extra Handset(s) & Charger(s) Included) • Call T ransfer from Handset to Handset • Caller ID/Caller ID on Call W aiting • 3-Line Backlit LCD • T rilingual Menu Displays (English, Spanish, or French) • 30 Caller ID Memory • 10 Numb[...]

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    5 Controls and Functions Handsets 1. Handset antenna 2. Belt clip hole 3. Jack for optional headset 4. Handset ringer speaker 5. Handset battery compartment 6. Handset earpiece 7. LCD display 8. [ ] and [ ] (volume & ringer up/down) keys 9. [cid/menu] key 10. [ /tone/ ] (left cursor) key 1 1. [redial/pause] key 12. [select/channel] key 13. [tal[...]

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    6 Main Base Unit Extra Charging Cradle 42 40 41 20. Base antenna 21. Base charging contacts 22. Base speaker 23. Message counter LED 24. [ ] (answer on/off) key 25. charge/in use LED 26. [ ] (delete) key 27. [ ] (play/stop) key 28. [ ] (skip/fast forward) key 29. [ringer] key 30. [nd hs] key 31. [greeting] key 32. [volume/select/ ] (up) and [vol[...]

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    7 Installing the Phone Choosing the Best Location Before choosing a location for your new phone, here are some important guidelines you should consider: • The location should be close to both a phone jack and a continuous power outlet (one which is not connected to a switch). • The base and each handset should be kept away from sources of elect[...]

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    8 Installing the Rechargeable Battery Packs into the Handsets Each handset is powered by a rechargeable battery pack. Once installed, the battery charges automatically when the handset is placed in the base or charging cradle. T o install the rechargeable battery pack: 1) Press down on the handset battery case cover (use the nger indention for a[...]

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    9 Installing the Base Unit and Charging Cradles 1) Connect each AC adapter to the DC IN 9V jack and to each standard 120V AC wall outlet. Note: • Use only the supplied AD-314 AC adapter for the base unit and AD-310 or AD-1010 for the charging cradle(s). Do not use any other AC adapter . • Do not place the power cord where it creates a trip haza[...]

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    10 3) Make sure that the charge/in use LED and LED illuminate. If the LED does not illuminate, check to see that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the handset makes good contact with the cradle’s charging contacts. Note: • Connect the AC adapter to a continuous power supply (not controlled by a wall switch). • Place each cradle close to t[...]

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    1 1 Mounting the Base Unit on a W all Standard wall plate mounting This phone can be mounted on any standard wall plate. 1) Plug the AC adapter to the DC IN 9V jack. 2) Route the AC adapter cord through the molded wiring channel as shown. 3) Plug the AC adapter into a standard 120V AC wall outlet. 4) Plug the telephone line cord into the TEL LINE j[...]

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    12 • Make sure the wall material is capable of supporting the weight of the base and handset. • Use #10 screws (minimum length of 1-3/8 inches) with anchoring devices suitable for the wall material where the base unit will be placed. 1) Insert two mounting screws into the wall (with their appropriate anchoring device), 3-15/16 inches apart. All[...]

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    13 Register Handsets to the Main Base before Using! Each handset will need to be registered to the main base unit before use. Whichever handset you choose to charge in the base unit will automatically register to the base unit. The handset charging in the extra charging cradle MUST also be registered to the base unit before use. T o register the ex[...]

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    14 When to Re-register Handsets In some cases, it may be necessary to re-register your handsets. T o re-register your handsets, please follow registration steps outlined on page 13. Re-registration is required in the following scenarios: 1) Each time the digital security code is changed. (Refer to page 47 for details regarding the Digital Security [...]

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    15 Basic Setup There are ve basic options that you will need to set up: AutoT alk, CIDCW (Caller ID on Call Waiting), Area Code, Dial Mode and Language. CIDCW and Dial Mode options can only be set by using Handset 1. If you try to set by using other handset, you will not see these options listed on the LCD screen. (Y ou can easily identify Hands[...]

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    16 Activating Caller ID on Call W aiting (HS1 only) Caller ID allows you to see the name and number of the calling party before you answer the phone. Caller ID on Call W aiting (CIDCW) lets you see the name and number of a call that comes in when you are on the line. Y ou must subscribe to Caller ID service through your local telephone provider to [...]

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    17 2) Press [ ] to move the pointer to select AREA CODE. 3) Press [select/channel] . If an area code was already stored, the phone will display it. 4) Use the number keys ( [0] – [9] ) to enter the three-digit area code. If you make an error , use [delete/transfer] to backspace. 5) Press [select/channel] . A conrmation tone sounds. 6) Press [e[...]

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    18 2) Press [ ] to move the pointer to select DIAL. 3) Press [select/channel] to set the phone to pulse dialing. 4) Press [end] and return the handset to the base unit to complete the setting. The handset returns to standby . Note: • If your phone system requires pulse dialing and you need to send the DTMF tones during a call, you can temporarily[...]

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    19 Using the Speed Dial Memory Y our cordless phone allows you to store up to ten names and numbers in each handset. Y ou can dial these numbers with just a few key presses. The speed dial memory is not limited to phone numbers. Y ou can store any number (up to twenty digits) that you need to enter once your call connects. This is referred to as Ch[...]

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    20 4) Enter a name accord ing to the in struct ions b elow , then press [select /chann el] . If no na me is require d, go to step 5. • The name can be up to thirteen characters. • Use [ /tone/ ] and [#/ ] to move the cursor to the desired location. • Press [delete/transfer] to delete characters as needed or press and hold to delete all charac[...]

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    21 If you make a mistake while entering a name Use [ /tone/ ] or [#/ ] to move the cursor to the incorrect character . Press [delete/transfer] to erase the wrong character . Then enter the correct character . T o delete all characters, press and hold [delete/transfer] . 5) STORE NUMBER is displayed. The cursor ashes indicating that the phone is [...]

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    22 Storing Caller ID in Speed Dial Memory Caller ID names and numbers shown in the Caller ID list can be stored in speed dial memory . T o store a caller id name/number to memory: 1) With the phone in standby , press [cid/menu] . Select the phone number to be stored from the Caller ID list by pressing [ ] or [ ] . 2) Press [mem] . 3) Enter a number[...]

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    23 Using Y our Phone Making and Receiving Calls Handset on the cradle Handset off the cradle Making a call 1) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Press [talk/ash] . 3) Listen for the dial tone. 4) Dial the number . OR 1) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Dial the number . Then press [talk/ash] . 1) Press [talk/ash] . 2) Listen fo[...]

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    24 2) Enter the number ( [0] – [9] ), or press [ ] or [ ] to select the speed dial number you would like to dial. 3) Press [talk/ash] . CONNECTING changes to T ALK, and the volume setting and the number selected appear on the display . Then the displayed number is dialed. Note: Y ou can also press [talk/ash] before you access the speed dial[...]

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    25 T ransferring a Call Y our cordless phone allows you to transfer outside calls from one handset to another . Only one handset at a time can talk with an outside caller . While one handset is in use, other handsets cannot go off hook to listen to conversations or make an outgoing call. T o transfer a call 1) During a call, press [delete/transfer][...]

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    26 Redialing the Last Dialed Number 1) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Press [talk/ash] . 3) Listen for the dial tone. 4) Press [redial/pause] . OR 1) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Press [redial/pause] . 3) Press [talk/ash] . Selecting the Ring T one and V olume Y our phone has ve different ringer tone/volume combinations[...]

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    27 Using Call W aiting If you subscribe to Call W aiting through your local telephone company , you can receive calls while on the line. T o answer a call waiting call: 1) While on the phone, you will hear a call waiting tone. (If you have CIDCW service activated, you will see the name and number of the incoming caller . See page 29 for more inform[...]

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    28 Find Handset T o locate a lost handset, press [nd hs] on the base. All registered handsets will beep for 60 seconds. The beeping will stop when any handset key is pressed or when [nd hs] is pressed. The handset will also stop beeping automatically when an incoming call is received. T one Dialing Switch-over If your telephone company requir[...]

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    29 Caller ID and CIDCW (Caller ID on Call W aiting) Y ou must subscribe to Caller ID services through your local telephone provider to use these features. When the telephone rings, the Caller ID feature allows you to view the caller ’s name, phone number , date and time of call. The incoming call information is stored in the Caller ID record. If [...]

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    30 Caller ID on Call W aiting (CIDCW) If you subscribe to CIDCW offered by your telephone company , you will hear a Call Waiting tone while you are on a call, and the Caller ID data will be displayed at the handset. T o accept the waiting call, press [talk/ash] (see page 27). Note: While you are on a call, the received Caller ID data is stored o[...]

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    31 Deleting Information from the Caller ID List If the phone receives more Caller ID messages than it can store, the oldest one in the list is automatically deleted. Caller ID data can also be deleted manually . Deleting a Caller ID message 1) With the phone in standby , press [cid/menu] . Find the message to be deleted from the Caller ID list by p[...]

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    32 The Integrated Answering Machine The cordless phone has a built-in answering machine that answers and records incoming calls. Y ou can also use your answering machine to record a conversation, leave a voice memo message, or to announce a special outgoing message to callers when you're away from your phone. Features • Digital T apeless Rec[...]

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    33 Setting Up Y our Answering Machine Answering Machine Setting T o set the following six functions you must enter the menu mode. • With the phone in standby , use [menu/clock] to scroll through the menu options. The system returns to standby and sounds a tone after the last menu option. • If any of the following occurs during menu setup, the s[...]

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    34 Setting the Time The clock on the cordless phone’s answering machine starts when power is supplied to the base. Follow these steps to set the clock to the correct time. 1) With the phone in standby , press [menu/clock] . The system announces "T ime" followed by the current time and the instructions for setting the time. 2) Press [vol[...]

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    35 Y ou hear a conrmation tone followed by the announcement "Time," and the day and time are then announced for your review . After a few seconds, the system announces "T o set security code, press menu again." Note: • Normally , the system will return to standby if it remains idle for ten seconds after [volume/select/ ] or[...]

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    36 Setting the Ring Time The ring time setting allows you to set the number of rings the caller hears before your answering machine plays the outgoing message. Y ou can set the ring time to answer after two, four , or six rings. If you select T oll Saver [ ], the answering machine picks up after two rings if you have new messages, and after four ri[...]

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    37 2) Press [volume/select/ ] or [volume/select/ ] until the desired time appears. 3) Press [set] to select the new recording time. Y ou hear a conrmation tone, then the announcement "Record time" followed by the new recording time. After a few seconds, the system announces "T o set message alert, press menu again." Note: Aft[...]

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    38 Selecting the Language The answering machine voice announcements can be heard in English, French or Spanish. T o choose the language of the answering machine voice announcements: 1) With the phone in standby , press [menu/clock] six times. Y ou hear the announcement "Language, English" followed by the voice prompts for setting the lang[...]

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    39 Recording a personal outgoing message (Greeting) 1) With the phone in standby , press and hold [greeting] . Y ou will hear the announcement "Record greeting" and a conrmation tone. [ ] ashes on the message counter . 2) Start recording your message. Y ou have thirty seconds, and the message counter starts to count down [ ] to [ ] [...]

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    40 Setting the Base Ringer V olume The base has three ringer volume settings: high, low , and off. Y ou can change the ringer volume while in standby or while an incoming call is ringing. 1) Press [ringer] . Y ou hear the ringer at the current volume level ([ ] High, [ ] Low , [ ] off) (if you set the base ringer volume to off, "Ringer of f&qu[...]

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    41 Using Y our Answering Machine T urning the Answering Machine On/Off T o turn the answering machine on: 1) With the phone in standby , press [ ] (answer on/off) . 2) The phone announces "Answering system is on." and plays the current greeting. 3) The message counter displays the number of messages stored in memory . If the counter as[...]

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    42 Reviewing Messages The message counter displays the number of messages stored in memory . If the display ashes, new messages waiting for you. The ashing number represents the number of new messages, not total messages. The cordless phone plays your new messages rst; after all the new messages are played, you can play the old messages. T[...]

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    43 Recording a Conversation Y ou can record up to ten minutes of conversation while you are using your phone. Any conversation that lasts less than two seconds will not be recorded. 1) During a conversation from the handset, press and hold [memo] . The unit begins recording with a conrmation tone and [ ] ashes on the message counter . A beep [...]

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    44 V oice Memo The voice memo function allows you to record messages as short as two seconds and as long as four minutes. 1) With the phone in standby , press and hold [memo] . Y ou hear an announcement "Record memo message" and a tone. [ ] ashes on the message counter . 2) Start your recording. 3) When you have nished, press [ ] (p[...]

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    45 4) Y ou may continue to listen to the voice prompts, or you may select a command from the following chart: Command Function Command Function [0] then [1] Repeat a Message [0] then [6] Answering Machine On [0] then [2] Play Incoming Messages [0] then [7] Memo Record/Stop* [0] then [3] Skip a Message [0] then [8] Greeting Message Record/Stop* [0] [...]

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    46 T urn on the Answering Machine Remotely If you have forgotten to turn on your answering machine, you can turn it on remotely from any touch-tone telephone. 1) Call your telephone number . 2) W ait ten rings until the system answers. Y ou hear intermittent beeps. 3) Press [0] and then enter your PIN code. The answering machine announces the numbe[...]

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    47 Changing the Digital Security Code T o protect you against misbilled calls which might result from your phone being activated by other equipment, the cordless phone provides Random Code ™ digital security which automatically selects one of over 262,000 digital security codes for each handset and the base. If the handset battery pack is complet[...]

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    48 Maintenance Specications The phone complies with FCC Parts 15 and 68. Operating temperature -10°C to +50°C (+14°F to +122°F) AC Adapter For the base For the charger Part number AD-314 AD-310 or AD-1010 Input V oltage 120V AC 60Hz 120V AC 60Hz Output V oltage 9V DC 350mA 9V DC 210mA Battery Part number BT -905 Capacity 600mAh, 3.6V Frequen[...]

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    49 T alk and Standby Times With average use, your handset battery provides approximately six hours of talk time and approximately ten days of standby time. When your handset is not being used and is left off of the charging cradle the battery will gradually discharge. Y ou can achieve optimum battery life and performance by returning the handset to[...]

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    50 Battery replacement and handling Recharge your phone on a regular basis by returning the handset to either cradle after each phone call. 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 . T o order replacement batteries, please contact[...]

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    51 T roubleshooting T raveling Out-of-Range During a call, as you begin to move your handset too far from your base unit, noise increases. If you pass the range limits of the base, your call will terminate within one minute. Common Issues If your phone is not performing to your expectations, please try these simple steps rst. If these steps do n[...]

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    52 Symptom Suggestion Can’t make or receive calls. • Re-register all handsets (see page 1 3). • Check both ends of telephone line cord. • Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into the base and wall outlet. • Disconnect the AC adapter for a few minutes, then reconnect it. • Change the digital security code (see page 47). • Make sure tha[...]

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    53 Symptom Suggestion The Caller ID does not display . • The call was answered before the second ring. • The call was placed through a switchboard. • Charge the handset. • Y our Caller ID service may not be active; contact your local telephone service provider . A handset is not working. • Make sure the battery pack is connected to the ha[...]

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    54 Symptom Suggestion Messages are incomplete. • The incoming messages may be too long. Remind callers to leave a brief message. • The memory may be full. Delete some or all of the saved messages. After a power failure, the outgoing message is deleted. • Record your personal outgoing message again. The default message should remain. No sound [...]

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    55 Liquid Damage Moisture and liquid can damage your cordless phone. • If the handset or base is exposed to moisture or liquid, but only the exterior plastic housing is affected, wipe off the liquid, and use as normal. • If moisture or liquid has entered the plastic housing (i.e. liquid can be heard in the phone or liquid has entered the handse[...]

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    56 Precautions! Before you read anything else, please note the following: W arning! Uniden America Corporation DOES 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-Cadmium Battery W arning • This equipment contains a r[...]

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    57 Important Safety Instructions When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of re, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: 1. Do not use this product near water , for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a[...]

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    58 If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to le a complaint with the FC[...]

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    59 the unlikely event that you consistently hear other voices or distracting transmissions on your phone, you may be receiving radio signals from another cordless telephone or other source of interference. If you cannot eliminate this type of interference, you need to change to a different channel. Finally , it should be noted that some cordless te[...]

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    60 One Y ear Limited W arranty Important: Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty service. W ARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORA TION ("Uniden") ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY : Uniden warrants, for one year , to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitatio[...]

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    61 Index A AC adapter information.................. 48 Answering machine Deleting a message ................... 42 Playing a message .................... 42 Recording a conversation .......... 43 Repeating a message ................ 42 Skipping a message .................. 42 T urning on/off ............................. 41 B Basic setup ..........[...]

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    62 Memo[...]

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    63 Memo[...]

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    REMOTE OPERA TION CARD C U T Remote access away from home 1. Call your phone number from a touch-tone phone. 2. During the outgoing message, press [0] and enter your PIN code. The answering system announces the number of messages stored in memory and the voice prompts. The phone stands by for you to enter a command. 3. T o quit, hang up the phone. [...]

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    C U T C U T C U T C U T T ask Key Repeat a Message 0 1 Play Incoming Messages 0 2 Skip a Message 0 3 Delete a Message 0 4 Stop Operation 0 5 Answering System On 0 6 Memo Record/Stop 0 7 Greeting Message Record/Stop 0 8 Answering System Off 0 9 V oice Prompts 1 0 T ask Key Repeat a Message 0 1 Play Incoming Messages 0 2 Skip a Message 0 3 Delete a M[...]

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    66 At Uniden, we’ll take care of you! Thank you for purchasing a Uniden product. If you have any questions or problems, please do not return this product to the place of purchase. Having T rouble? Our customer care specialists are here to help you! V isit our website at www .uniden.com or call our Customer Hotline at 1-800-297-1023 during regular[...]

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    UCZZ01038 BZ(0) 2007 Uniden America Corporation, Fo rt Worth, T exas. Cont ains additional for eign article s. Printed in China.[...]