Sony SPP-111 Cordless Telephone User Manual

Making and receiving calls
Making calls
1 Pick up the handset from the base
2 Press (TALK), and wait until the
TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
You then hear a dial tone. If you
hear beeps, move closer to the base
3 Dial the phone number.
4 When you're done talking, press
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes
Additional tasks
Do this
Set the VOL switch to H (high), M (middle) or
L (low).
Press TONE (*) after you’re connected.
The line will remain in tone dialing until
Reset the digital security code.
Place the base unit away from noise sources such
as TV, FM radio or PC.
Make sure the base unit is connected to an AC
The battery pack may be discharged. Charge the
battery pack for more than 12 hours.
Make sure the telephone line cord is securely
connected to the telephone outlet.
Make sure the dial mode setting (pulse or tone) is
Make sure the number (including the tone and
pause digits, if used) you last dialed is less than 32
Make sure there is a phone number correctly
stored in the speed dialing.
Store the desired phone number once more.
Make sure the base unit is connected to an AC
The battery may have little or no power. Charge
the battery pack for more than 12 hours.
Extend the antenna of the base unit vertically.
Place the base unit away from noise sources.
Charge the battery pack for more than 12 hours.
The battery pack may be discharged. Charge the
battery pack for more than one minute. After this
initial one minute, you may be able to use the
handset, but more than 12 hours are necessary for
full charging.
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your
nearest authorized Sony dealer.
The handset does not
make or receive a call.
You hear no dial tone.
The handset does not
connect at all, even the
numbers you dial are
The handset does not
redial correctly.
The handset does not
make a speed dialing call.
The handset does not
The handset does not ring
when paging from the
base unit.
You hear a beep every
three seconds and the
The handset does not
Frequency control Crystal-controlled PLL
Operation mode FM, duplex
Operation channel 25 channels
Supplied accessories AC power adaptor AC-T56 (1)
Telephone line cord (1)
Rechargeable battery pack BP-T16 (1)
Directories (2 sheets)
Power source Rechargeable battery pack BP-T16
Battery life Standby: Approx. 14 days
Talk: Approx. 6 hours
Dimensions Approx. 2
8 x 7
4 x 1
8 inches (w/h/d), antenna
excluded (approx. 58 x 194 x 47 mm)
Antenna: Approx. 4
8 inches (approx. 110 mm)
Mass Approx. 7.8 oz (approx. 220 g), battery included
Base unit
Power source DC 9V from AC power adaptor
Battery charging time Approx. 12 hours
Dimensions Approx. 5
4 x 2
4 x 8
4 inches (w/h/d), antenna
excluded (approx. 132 x 56 x 220 mm)
Antenna: Approx. 12
4 inches (approx. 310 mm)
Mass Approx. 11 oz (approx. 310 g)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Switch to another call
(“call waiting” service*)
Receiving calls
1 When you hear the phone ring;
Press (TALK) (or any key except (OFF)).
Pick up the handset from the base unit when the handset is
placed on the base unit.
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
2 When you’re done talking, replace the handset on the base unit
or press (OFF).
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes off.
Additional tasks
Do this
Press (FLASH).
Press the button again to get back to the first
Adjust the handset volume
Switch to tone dialing
Battery duration
A fully charged battery pack lasts for about:
6 hours when you use the handset continuously.
14 days when the handset is in standing by.
The battery pack will gradually discharge over a long period of time, even if not in
If you leave the battery pack in the handset without charging it, the battery pack
will be completely discharged.
It may require several times of charging to recover to its full capacity.
If the battery runs out completely, the speed dial numbers and the digital security
code will be erased. If this happens, charge it on the base unit for over 12 hours.
Then reprogram the speed dial numbers, and assign a new digital security code (see
“Resetting the digital security code”). You may need to charge the battery several
times before it is recharged to its full capacity.
To obtain the best performance from battery
Do not place the handset on the base unit after each call. The battery works
best if the handset is returned to the base unit after two or three calls.
However, do not leave the handset off the base unit for a long period of
time as this will completely discharge the battery pack.
When to purchase a new battery pack
If the battery lasts only a few minutes even after 12 hours of charging, the
usable life of the battery has expired and needs replacement. Contact your
local Sony authorized dealer or service center, and ask for Sony BP-T16
rechargeable battery pack.
Battery life may vary depending on usage condition and ambient temperature.
* You need to subscribe to this service from your telephone company.
Do not cover the microphone during the conversation; otherwise, the other party
cannot hear your voice.
If you hear beeps during the conversation, move closer to the base unit; otherwise,
the call will be disconnected after 15 seconds. Note that, however, you may not hear
beeps if it’s noisy on the handset.
If interference occurs on the handset
When you press (TALK), the handset automatically searches for the channel
with the best reception. However, if you notice interference during a
conversation, move closer to the base unit.
If interference persists, press (CHANNEL) to switch to another channel to
improve the sound quality of your telephone conversation.
If you hear five short beeps when you press (CHANNEL), move closer to the base unit.
If the handset battery becomes weak during a call
The handset will beep every three seconds with the TALK/BATT LOW
lamp flashing at the same time. Finish your call and charge the battery
If this occurs, you cannot use the handset without charging it for more than one
1 Press (TALK), and wait until the TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights
2 Press (REDIAL/PAUSE) to redial the number last dialed.
If the number exceeds 32 digits, the beeps will alert you that the number cannot be
To erase the last phone number dialed
Press (REDIAL/PAUSE) twice.
The number will be erased from the memory, and you’ll hear a long
confirmation beep.
Speed dialing
You can dial with a touch of a few keys by storing a phone number on a
dialing key.
Storing phone numbers
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press (SPEED DIAL).
3 Press one of the dialing keys ((0)
to (9)) to store a phone number
You hear a confirmation beep.
4 Enter the phone number you want
to store.
You can enter up to 20 digits,
including a tone and a pause, each
of which is counted as one digit.
5 Press (PGM).
You hear a long confirmation beep,
and number is stored. The TALK/
BATT LOW lamp goes off.
Do not allow more than 20 seconds to elapse
between each step of the procedure.
If you enter a wrong number, press (PGM),
then start from the beginning.
You can attach the supplied directory on the handset.
You cannot receive calls while you’re storing numbers.
To store a number to be dialed via Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Before entering a phone number in step 4, do as follows:
1 Enter the outside line access digit (e.g., 9).
To change a stored number
Store a new number, as described previously.
Making calls with speed dialing
1 Press (TALK) and wait until the TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights
2 Press (SPEED DIAL).
3 Enter the desired speed dialing number ((0) to (9)).
The phone number stored in the speed dialing number will be
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Cordless Telephone
Operating Instructions
Manual de instrucciones (verso)
For the customers in the USA
Be sure to save the receipt and attach it to your WARRANTY card
when having your equipment repaired at an authorized Sony
service station.
Owner’s Record
The model and the serial numbers are located at the
bottom of the unit. Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No. SPP-111 Serial No.
LOW lamp
Mounting the base unit on the wall
1 Attach the telephone line cord and AC power adaptor cord to
the base unit. Bundle the loose telephone line cord or AC power
adaptor cord, if necessary.
2 Plug the telephone line cord into the telephone outlet, and hook
the base unit to the wall plate as illustrated. Then fully extend
the antenna.
LOW Lamp
LOW lamp
AC power
adaptor cord
Bundle the loose
telephone line cord or
AC power adaptor
cord, if necessary.
Wall plate
AC outlet
AC power adaptor
VOL switch
line cord
Resetting the digital security code
The first time you charge the battery pack, a random security code is
automatically assigned between the base unit and the handset. Only a
handset which has this security code can make calls through the base unit.
This system prevents the possibility of other cordless telephone handsets
making calls through your base unit. You normally do not need to reset the
security code. However, in the unlikely event that you suspect that another
cordless phone uses the same security code, you can manually change the
code. Pick up the handset from the base unit, and proceed as follows:
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press (#).
You hear a confirmation beep.
3 Press three of the dialing keys (001
to 999) to store a new code.
4 Press (PGM).
You hear a long confirmation beep
and the TALK/BATT LOW lamp
goes off.
5 Immediately replace the handset
on the base unit.
You hear a long confirmation beep
and the phone stores the new code.
If the battery pack in the handset is completely discharged, or is removed from the
handset for more than several seconds, the digital security code stored will be lost. If
this happens, charge the battery pack and a new security code will be automatically
This procedure will change the code in both the base unit and the handset. The code
can be changed as often as desired.
You can page the handset from the base unit. Note that you cannot page if
the handset is in use.
The handset rings for about
one minute.
To end the page, press
(OFF) on the handset.
Clean the cabinets with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water or a
mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine as they may damage the
finish of the cabinet.
If the charge terminals of the base unit and handset are soiled, wipe them
with a soft cloth.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your phone, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on power sources
On battery pack
Store the battery pack at a temperature between 41°F (5°C) and 95°F
(35°C) for best performance.
If you do not use the cordless handset for a long period of time, remove
the battery pack.
On power failure
During a power interruption, you cannot make or receive calls.
For the customers in the USA
Nickel-Cadmium batteries are recyclable. You can help
preserve our environment by returning your unwanted
batteries to your nearest point for collection, recycling or
proper disposal.
Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel-cadmium
batteries in household or business trash may be
RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) advises you about spent battery
collection by the following phone number.
Call toll free number: 1-800-822-8837 (United States and Canada only)
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickel-cadmium batteries.
Setting up the phone
The cordless telephone operates at a frequency that may cause
interference to nearby TVs and VCRs; the base unit should not be
placed near or on the top of a TV or VCR; and, if interference is
experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away from the
TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference.
Connect the base unit
If you want to hang the base unit on the wall, mount the unit first (see
“Mounting the base unit on the wall”).
1Connect the telephone line cord to the LINE jack and to a
telephone outlet.
2Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 9V jack and to an
AC outlet.
3Fully extend the antenna. Make sure it points toward the
Use only the supplied AC-T56 AC power adaptor. Do not
use any other AC power adaptor.
Connect the AC power adaptor to a continuous power
Place the base unit close to the AC outlet so that you can
unplug the AC power adaptor easily.
If your telephone outlet is not modular, contact your telephone
service company for assistance.
Choose the dialing mode
For the telephone to work properly, select an appropriate dialing mode
(tone or pulse).
Depending on your dialing system,
set the DIAL MODE switch as
If you aren’t sure of your dialing system
Make a trial call with the DIAL MODE switch set to T.
If the call connects, leave the switch as is; otherwise, set to P.
Prepare the battery pack
Insert the battery into the handset and charge first before you start using
your phone.
1 Slide open the battery compartment lid of the handset.
2 Connect the battery connector with correct polarity (black wire
goes on right side and red wire goes on left).
3 Insert the battery pack, and close the lid.
4 Place the handset on the base unit.
The CHARGE lamp lights up when the handset is properly
seated on the charge terminals of the base unit. Charge the
battery pack for more than 12 hours so that the battery is fully
charged. The CHARGE lamp remains lit even after charging is
Set the switch
If your dialing
system is
4. Exercise care in handling battery in order not to short the
battery with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and
keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.
5. Charge the battery pack provided with or identified for use
with this product only in accordance with the instructions and
limitations specified in the instruction manual provided for this
6. Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery pack
and battery charger.
1. This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the
bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other
information, the FCC registration number and ringer
equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested,
this information must be provided to the telephone company.
2. The applicable registration jack (connector) USOC-RJ11C is
used for this equipment.
3. This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone
network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack
which is Part 68 compliant.
The FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is
provided with this equipment.
4. The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices which
may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the
telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response
to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the
REN’s should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number
of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the
total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
5. If your equipment (SPP-111) 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 file a complaint with the FCC if you
believe it is necessary.
6. The telephone company may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the
operation of the equipment. If this happens the telephone
company will provide advance notice in order for you to make
necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
7. If trouble is experienced with this equipment (SPP-111), for
repair or warranty information, please contact Sony Direct
Response Center: Tel 1-800-222-7669. If the equipment is
causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
may request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
8. All repairs will be performed by an authorized Sony service
9. This equipment cannot be used to party lines or coin lines.
10. This equipment is hearing aid compatible.
If your telephone is equipped with
automatic dialers
When programming emergency numbers and (or) making test calls
to emergency numbers:
1. Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the
reason for the call.
2. Perform such activities in the off-peak hours, such as early
morning or late evenings.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
DIAL MODE switch
Polarity of the plug
To telephone
Telephone line cord
AC power adaptor (supplied AC-T56)
To LINE jack
Hook the cord.
For the customers in the USA
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:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do
not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for
4. 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 swimming pool.
5. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table.
The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
6. Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these
openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the product on the bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should never be placed
near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not
be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is
7. This product should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate
this product where the cord will be abused by persons walking
on it.
9. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can
result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
10. Never push objects of any kind into this product through
cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
11. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this
product, but take it to a qualified service personnel when some
service or repair work is required. Opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect
reassembly can cause electric shock when the appliance is
subsequently used.
12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the
operation instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions because improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock
from lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of
the leak.
To reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons by battery, read and
follow these instructions.
1. Use only the following type and size battery pack: Sony BP-T16.
2. Do not dispose of the battery pack in a fire. The cell may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Released electrolyte is
corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be
toxic if swallowed.