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AT&T ATT1738 Answering Machine User Manual

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1738 Digital
Answering System
USER’S MANUAL
Part 2
© 2004 Advanced American Telephones. All Rights Reserved.
AT&T and the Globe Design are trademarks of AT&T Corp., licensed to Advanced American Telephones.
Fold open this manual for information about
this product’s installation and operation.
Please also read Part 1 — Important
Product Information
1
INSTALLATION
Feature Setup
1 To enter Feature Setup mode, press and
hold S until the system announces
“V
OICE IS…”
2 Press and release S until the
system announces the feature you
want to set.
3 Press and release a or
r until the system
announces the setting you want.
Refer to the Feature Summary
for options.
4 Press and release S to set
up the next feature listed on the
Feature Summary
— OR —
Press and release P to
exit Feature Setup.
The new settings will be saved.
5 After you have selected the feature
options, you can review the settings
by pressing and releasing S.
FEATURE SETUP
When any feature is on, the Message Window displays
When any feature is off, the Message Window displays
Feature Summary
FEATURE: SYSTEM OPTIONS:
ANNOUNCES:
LANGUAGE “V
OICE IS...” • Choose ENGLISH to have the system
announce voice prompts in English.
Choose ESPANOL to have the system
announce voice prompts in Spanish.
• During setup the Message Window will
display the current language setting (E for
English or S for Spanish).
RING SELECT “NUMBER OF Choose how many times the line will
RINGS IS...” ring before the system answers a call.
• Set for 2 to 7 rings, or choose
Toll Saver 2/4 or Toll Saver 4/6.
• When set to Toll Saver 2/4, the system
answers after four rings when you have
no new messages and after two rings
when you do. Toll Saver 4/6 causes the
system to answer after six rings when
you have no new messages and after
four rings when you do.
• During setup, the Message Window will
display the number of rings (8 for Toll
Saver 2/4, or 9 for Toll Saver 4/6).
3
2
Feature Summary continued
FEATURE: SYSTEM OPTIONS:
ANNOUNCES:
REMOTE “REMOTE ACCESS
Change the Remote Access Code to
ACCESS CODE
CODE IS...” any three-digit number from 500 to 999.
• The Remote Access Code, preset to 500,
allows you to access many features of this
answering system remotely from a touch
tone phone.
• The system will prompt you to repeat
Steps 2 and 3 of Feature Setup until
you have set all three digits.
ANNOUNCEMENT “ANNOUNCEMENT Choose ON to hear the announcement
MONITOR MONITOR IS...” when your system answers a call. Choose
OFF to have it silent on your end. (Your
caller will still hear the announcement.)
NOTE: Volume must be set to a
level you can hear to use
Announcement Monitor.
NUMBER “NUMBER When this feature is on, the system will
ANNOUNCE ANNOUNCE IS...” announce the caller’s telephone number
(Please see between the second and third rings.
NOTE below. )
NOTE: When the Number Announce
feature is on and Ring Select is set for
two rings, the unit will answer after
two rings to allow enough time for
the system to announce the caller’s
telephone number.
STORE NUMBER “S
TORE NUMBER IS...” When this feature is on, the system
(Please see announces the caller’s telephone
NOTE below.) number when it plays back a message.
ACCEPT “A
CCEPT BLOCKED Choose ON to have the system accept
BLOCKED CALLS CALLS IS...” all calls. Choose OFF to have the system
(Please see respond to “blocked” calls with the
NOTE below.) pre-recorded announcement, “WERE SORRY,
BLOCKED CALLS TO THIS NUMBER CANNOT BE
ACCEPTED,” and hang up without recording
a message.
AUDIBLE “MESSAGE ALERT IS...” When this feature is on, the system beeps
MESSAGE ALERT every 15 seconds when you have new
messages.
NOTE: For this feature to work, you must subscribe to Caller Identification service from
your telephone service provider. There is a fee for this service, and it may not be available
in all areas.
FEATURE SETUP
Set the Clock
You must set the clock once so that the
system announces the correct day and time
with your messages. After this, if you
subscribe to Caller ID, the system will
automatically reset the clock each time new
call information is received.
Press P to exit at any time while
setting the clock.
1 Press and hold C until the Message
Window displays C, and the default day
is announced.
2 To change the day setting, press and
release r or a until
the correct day is announced.
3 Press and release C. The current
hour setting is announced.
4 To change the hour setting, press and
release r or a until
the correct hour is announced.
5 Press and release C. The current
minutes setting is announced.
6 To change the minutes setting, press and
release r or a until
the correct minutes setting is announced.
7 Press and release C. The current
year is announced.
8 To change the year setting, press and
release r or a until
the correct year is announced.
9 Press and release C. The new day,
time, and year are announced.
To check the clock, press and release
C.
NOTE: In the event of a power failure,
see the instructions on the bottom of
the unit to reset the clock.
Record Your Announcement
Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
three minutes long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a pre-recorded
announcement: “HELLO.PLEASE LEAVE A
MESSAGE AFTER THE TONE.”
1 Press and hold a. When the
system beeps, speak toward the
microphone normally, from about nine
inches away. While you are recording,
the Message Window blinks .
2 To stop recording, release a.
The system automatically plays back
your announcement.
To review your announcement,press
and release a.
To erase your announcement and
return to the pre-recorded announcement,
press D while your announcement is
playing.
Callers can skip the announcement by
pressing #.
Record a Memo
You can record a memo up to three minutes
long to be stored as an incoming message.
1 Press and hold r. When
the system beeps, speak toward the
microphone.
2 To stop recording, release r.
3 To play the memo, press P.
Answer Calls
When the system answers a call, the caller
hears the announcement you recorded,
followed by a beep. After the beep, the
system begins recording your caller’s
message. A caller can leave a message
up to three minutes long. If the message
is longer than three minutes, or if the caller
is silent for more than seven seconds, or if
the system runs out of memory, the system
beeps once and hangs up.
Callers can skip over your announcement
by pressing #.
Call Screening/Intercept
Set the system to answer calls, and set the
volume control so you can hear the caller’s
message. If you choose not to hear the
caller’s message, adjust the volume to
the lowest setting. The Message Window
displays 0. If the Number Announce feature
is on, the caller’s telephone number will be
announced.
NOTE: If you listen to messages or
change feature settings, the volume will
automatically adjust to an audible level.
You will need to reset the volume to
the lowest setting.
If you decide to speak with the caller, lift the
handset of any telephone on the same line.
OPERATION
4 5
The system stops recording and resets
to answer calls. If the system doesn’t
disconnect immediately, press and release
the telephone switchhook.
Caller ID Number Announce
NOTE: For these features to work, you
must subscribe to Caller Identification
service from your telephone service
provider. There is a fee for this service,
and it may not be available in all areas.
This system can announce the telephone
number of a caller, between the second and
third rings. (See Feature Setup and Feature
Summary to turn this feature on).
Store Number
When this feature is on, the system will
announce a caller’s number when playing
back a message.
Accept Blocked Calls
When this feature is set to OFF, the system
will respond to “blocked” calls (those from
callers who have chosen to block their
numbers from identification) with the
pre-recorded announcement, “W
ERE SORRY,
BLOCKED CALLS TO THIS NUMBER CANNOT BE
ACCEPTED.” The system then hangs up
without recording a message.
When this feature is set to ON, it will
answer and record messages from any caller.
Message Window
The Message Window displays the total
number of messages that have been
recorded. If there are more than nine
messages recorded, the Message Window
alternately displays the two digits of the
total number of messages recorded. If the
Message Window displays F, then the
memory is full and you’ll need to delete
messages before new ones can be recorded.
PLAY Light
The PLAY Light blinks when you have new
messages, and remains steady when you
have messages in memory that you’ve
already played. The PLAY Light is off when
there are no messages in memory.
Listen to Your Messages
As the system plays back messages, the
Message Window displays the number of
the message playing. Before playing each
message, the system announces the day and
time the message was received. If the clock
wasn’t set when the message was recorded,
either because you didn’t set the clock or
because there was a power failure after you
set it, the system will announce “P
OWER
FAILURE after the time and day. After
playing the last message, the system
announces “END OF MESSAGES.”
Play messages — Press P. If you
have new messages, they will be played first,
then old messages. If you have no new
messages but have old messages, the old
messages will be played. If you have no
messages, the system announces “N
O
MESSAGES.”
Play message at half speed — Hold
down r while the message is
playing.
Play message twice as fast — Hold
down a while the message is
playing.
Repeat entire message — Press and
release r.
Repeat previous message — Press
r twice, and continue this
process to hear other previous messages.
Skip to next message — Press and
release a.
Stop message playback — Press and
release P.
Save Messages
The system automatically saves your
messages if you do not delete them.
The system can save about 40 minutes
of messages, including your announcement,
for a total of up to 99 messages. When
memory is full, you must delete some or
all messages before new messages can be
recorded.
Memory Monitor
You can determine the system’s remaining
recording time.
1 If the system is on, press O to
turn the system off.
2 Press O again to turn the system
on. The system announces the
remaining recording time in minutes.
(If under five minutes remain, the
system announces “T
HE MACHINE IS ON.
L
ESS THAN FIVE MINUTES TO RECORD.” )
OPERATION
Parts List
• 1738 Answering System
• Power Cord
• User Manual Part 1
• User Manual Part 2
• Wallet cards
Before You Install
Choose a location for the answering system
near a modular telephone jack and a
standard electrical outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
NOTE: If you do not want to connect
a telephone, skip Step 2.
Use only the power cord supplied
with this product. If you need a
replacement, call 1-800-222-
3111. Input: 120 V, 60 Hz.
Output: 6V AC, 350 mA.
Turn System On/Off
Before proceeding to set up features, press
O to turn the system on. To turn the
system off, press O again.
When the system is off, the indicator above
the PLAY/STOP button is off and the
Message Window is blank.
NOTE: If the Message Window is blank
make sure the power cord is securely
connected to both the answering system
and an electrical outlet not controlled by
a wall switch. Press O to make sure
the system is on.
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