Sony SPP-A1050 Cordless Telephone User Manual

Making and receiving calls
Making calls
1 Pick up the handset from the base
2 Press (TALK/FLASH).
TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up,
then you’ll 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
(OFF) or replace the handset on
the base unit.
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes
Receiving calls
1 When you hear the phone ring;
Press (TALK/FLASH) (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 at the same time the
LINE lamp on the base unit lights up.
2 When you’re done talking, press (OFF) or replace the handset
on the base unit.
The TALK/BATT LOW and LINE lamps go off.
Additional tasks
Do this
Press (CHANNEL).
Set the VOL switch to H (high), M (middle) or L
Press (*TONE) while using the telephone after
you’re connected. The line remains in tone dialing
until disconnected.
Press (TALK/FLASH) to access the flash function.
Press (TALK/FLASH) again to return to the first
Select a better channel
Adjust the handset
Switch to tone dialing
Switch to another call
(“call waiting” service*)
Sony Corporation 2001 Printed in China
Cordless Telephone
with Answering System
Operating Instructions
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 center.
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-A1050 Serial No.
Polarity of the plug
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. 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.
2. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock
from lightning.
3. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of
the leak.
4. 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.
1. This equipment complies with Part 15 and Part 68 of the FCC
rules for the United States. On the bottom of this equipment is a
label that contains, among other information, the FCC
certification number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for
this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided
to the telephone company.
2. This equipment connect to nationwide telephone network
through a modular telephone jack which applicable certification
jack (connector) is USOC-RJ11C.
3. The FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is
provided with this equipment. This equipment is designed to
be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring
using a compatible modular jack that is part 68 compliant.
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 this equipment (SPP-A1050) 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 to it’s facilities,
equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the
operation of the equipment. If this happens the telephone
company will provide advance notice so you can make the
necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
7. If trouble is experienced with this equipment (SPP-A1050), 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 may not be used on coin service provided by
the Phone Company or Party Lines.
10. This equipment is hearing aid compatible.
Away from a microwave oven
Away from excessive
moisture, extremely
low temperatures,
dust, mechanical
vibration, or shock
Away from heat sources, such as
radiators, airducts, and sunlight
Away from noise sources such as a
window by a street with heavy traffic
Away from a personal
Away from another
cordless telephone
Near a central location and
on a level surface
Making calls with speed dialing
1 Press (TALK/FLASH).
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
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
Setting the ringer type
You can select a ringer type from four types.
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press (#).
3 Press a number button, (1) to (4),
to select a ringer type.
4 Press (PGM).
Turning off the ringer
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press (#).
3 Press (5).
4 Press (PGM).
The ringer on the handset is turned off.
To turn the ringer on again
Follow the instructions described in “Setting the ringer type.”
Checking the ringer type
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press (#).
3 Press (0).
The currently selected ringer sounds.
4 Press (PGM).
If you hear no sound (only key beep), the ringer on the handset has been turned off.
Setting the base ringer
1 Press (MENU) until you hear “Set
base ringer”.
“- -” blinks on the display.
2 Press (SELECT) to turn the ringer
on or off.
3 Press (TIME/SET).
The base ringer setting is
4 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the
menu set up mode.
The base ringer is preset to on.
Locating the handset
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 stop ringing, press
(OFF) on the handset.
If a call comes in paging, paging is cancelled.
You can page the handset even when “RINGER” is set to “RINGER OFF”.
To stop ringing at the base unit, press (HANDSET LOCATOR).
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.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device
may not cause interference, and (2)This device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
Privacy of communications may not be ensured when using 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
Battery duration
A fully charged battery pack lasts for about:
Approx. 7 hours when you use the handset continuously
Approx. 6 days when the handset is in standby mode.
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 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 10 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 a Sony BP-T18
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.
Before dialing, make sure you can hear the dial tone, otherwise you cannnot dail
When the TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up by pressing (TALK/FLASH) , the LINE
lamp on the base unit lights up simultaneously.
If the handset battery becomes weak during a call
You hear a beep and the TALK/BATT LOW lamp on the handset flashes.
The call will disconnect soon. Replace the handset on the base unit to
For optimum performance, charge the battery for a full
10 hours.
Note that during the first 10 - 15 minutes of charging, the phone will be
inactive, i.e., unable to make or receive a call.
After this initial 10 - 15 minutes, you may be able to use the phone, but the
battery duration will be very short; thus it is recommended that you fully
charge the battery before the next usage.
1 Press (TALK/FLASH).
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
2 Press (REDIAL/PAUSE) to redial the number last dialed.
If the number last dialed exceeds 16 digits, only the first 16 digits are dialed.
Speed dialing
You can dial with a touch of a few buttons by storing a phone number on a
dialing button. You can store up to 10 different phone numbers.
Storing phone numbers
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press one of the dialing buttons
((0) to (9)) for the phone number
to be stored.
3 Enter the phone number you want
to store.
You can enter up to 16 digits,
including a tone and a pause, each
of which is counted as one digit.
4 Press (PGM).
You’ll hear a confirmation beep,
and the number is stored. The
TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes off.
In step 3, if you don’t enter the phone number,
the previously stored number will be erased.
Do not allow more than 30 seconds to elapse
between each step of the procedure.
Before storing phone numbers, make sure the
handset is not in use.
If you enter a wrong number, start from the beginning.
Use the supplied directory to write down what you stored on the speed dialing
To store the previous number dialed
Press (REDIAL/PAUSE) directly after step 2, then go to step 4.
To store a number to be dialed via Private Branch
Exchange (PBX)
Before entering a phone number in step 3, do as follows:
1 Enter the outside line access digit (e.g. 9).
To change a stored number
To store a new number, follow the instructions described previously.
Setting up the answering
Setting the time and day of the week
1 Press (MENU) repeatedly until you
hear “Set day and time”.
“- -” blinks on the display.
2 Press (SELECT) repeatedly to
select the day of the week.
3 Press (TIME/SET).
The day is set and the hour is
4 Press (SELECT) repeatedly to
select the hour.
5 Press (TIME/SET).
The hour is set and the minute is
6 Press (SELECT) repeatedly to
select the minute.
7 Press (TIME/SET).
The day and time you just entered
is announced and the clock
8 Press (PLAY/STOP) to exit the
menu setup mode.
You will hear a long confirmation
Press and hold (SELECT) to increase the minute setting by 10.
The time and day are preset to Monday, 12:00 AM.
“CL” flashes when the day and time is cleared or delayed due to a power
interruption, or when you connect the base unit to the AC outlet for the first time.
All the mailbox buttons ((MAILBOX 1), (MAILBOX 2) and (MAILBOX 3)) work as the
(PLAY/STOP) button; press any of the three in this case.
To hear the current time
Press (TIME/SET).
The current time setting is announced.
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.
Choose the best location
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.
3Raise the antenna. Make sure it points towards the ceiling.
Use only the supplied AC-T130 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.
Choosing the dialing mode
For the telephone to work properly, select an appropriate dialing mode
(tone or pulse). The default setting is tone.
1Press (PGM).
2Press (*TONE).
3Press (1) for pulse dialing or (2)
for tone dialing.
4Press (PGM).
You hear a confirmation beep and
the TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes
Do not allow more than 20 seconds to elapse between each step of the procedure.
Prepare the battery pack
Charge the battery pack for more than 10 hours before you start using your
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 10 hours so that the battery is fully
charged. The CHARGE lamp remains lit even after charging is
LOW lamp
Away from television
sets and other
electronic equipment
LOW lamp
To telephone outlet
Telephone line cord (supplied)
To AC outlet
AC power adaptor
(supplied AC-T130)
Hook the cord.