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Answering System 1710 • Installation • At Home Operation • Away From Home Operation Installation 1 . Install the batteries Open the battery door on the bottom of the unit by pulling on the tabs . Insert the batteries , then close the door . The batteries are used to save your messages in the event of a power failure . 2 . Connect the line cord Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the TEL LINE jack at the rear of the unit , and the other end into a modular wall jack . 3 . Connect your telephone ( If you do not want to connect a telephone to the system , go to Step 4 . ) Plug your telephone set cord into the TEL SET jack at the rear of the unit . 4 . Connect the power cord Plug the power transformer into an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch . The Message Window counts down from 6 to 0 , then the flashes to indicate that you need to record “ 0 ” an announcement . At Home Operation Recording Your Announcement Before using your new answering system , you should record the announcement that callers will hear when the system answers a call . The system will not answer calls unless an announcement is recorded . 1 . Prepare your announcement . “ Hello . I can’t come to the phone right now . Please leave your name , telephone number , Example : and a short message after the beep . I will return your call as soon as I can . Thank you . ” NOTE : Your announcement can be up to 90 seconds long . 2 . Press and release CHANGE . The Message Window displays “ C ” . 3 . Press and release ANNC . The system beeps to indicate that it is recording . Speak toward the microphone in a normal tone of voice , from about 9 inches away . While you are recording , a “ - “ flashes in the Message Window . when you are finished . 4 . Press STOP The unit automatically plays back your announcement . If necessary , adjust the VOLUME control ( on the right hand side of the unit ) . After your announcement plays back , the number in the Message Window should be on steady . If it is flashing , follow steps 2 - 4 to re - record your announcement . Reviewing Your Announcement To review your announcement , press and release ANNC . If necessary , adjust the VOLUME control ( on the right side of the unit . )
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Changing Your Announcement To change your announcement , follow the steps under “ Recording Your Announcement . ” The old announcement is deleted when a new announcement is recorded . Turning the System On / Off After you have recorded your announcement , the Message Window should be on , indicating that the system is ready to answer calls . The Message Window shows the number of messages stored in memory ( if no 0 messages have been received ) . If the Message Window is not on , ON / OFF to turn the system on . press and release If you do not want your system to answer calls , ON / OFF so that the Message Window press and release turns off . Answering 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 . While the system is taking a call , the Message Window displays “ - “ . NOTE : To conserve memory , messages are limited to a maximum of 90 seconds each . If the caller is still speaking after 90 seconds , is silent for more than 7 seconds , or if the system’s memory runs out , the system beeps once and hangs up . Screening Your Calls To screen your calls , set the system to answer calls and adjust the VOLUME control so you can hear the announcement and a caller’s message on the system’s built - in speaker . If you decide to take a call , lift the handset of any telephone on the same line . The system will stop recording and reset to answer calls . NOTE : If the announcement does not stop right away , press and release the telephone switch hook or press STOP . Ring Select ( Toll Saver ) Use the RINGS switch on the back of the system to select the number of times the phone rings before the system answers , • Set to 2 if you want the system to answer all calls on the second ring . • Set to 4 if you want the system to answer all calls on the fourth ring . • Set to TS ( Toll Saver ) if you want the system to answer calls on the second ring if you have new messages and on the fourth ring if you do not have new messages . Use the Toll Saver setting when you will be calling from another location to check for messages . The system will answer after 2 rings only if you have received new messages since the last time you listened to messages . If no messages have been received , the phone will ring at least 3 times before the system answers . You can then hang up after the third ring to avoid paying for the call . When Memory is Full The system can record approximately 9.5 minutes of messages ( including the time for your announcement ) or a maximum of 50 messages . When memory is full or 50 messages have been recorded , an “ F ” flashes in the Message Window . To make room for more messages , listen to your messages and delete some or all of them . When memory is full , the system will answer calls after 10 rings and present 2 beeps instead of your announcement . Message Window The Message Window is used to display the number of messages that have been recorded . The Message Window can count only up to 9 . If more than 9 messages are recorded , the display alternates between a “ 9 ” and a “ - “ .
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The table below summarizes the information provided in the Message Window . Message Window What It Means Off System is off System is turned on , but no ( steady ) 0 messages have been received . Message Window shows current ( steady ) 1 - 9 message count . More than 9 messages recorded alternates with 9 - Memory is full , you must delete ( flashing ) F messages before new messages can be recorded . No announcement is stored in ( flashing ) 0 - 9 memory . - ( flashing ) When recording an announcement , memo or message . - ( steady ) Playing your announcement . Formatting digital memory , after Counts down from to 6 0 pressing RESET or after AC power failure with no battery backup . Message Volume Control You can use the message VOLUME control , on the right side of the unit , to adjust the volume of the system’s speaker . Slide the switch until you find a comfortable volume level . The VOLUME control does not affect the level of the announcement heard by callers . Listening to Your Messages To play all messages : • Press and release PLAY . that have not been played before : To play only new messages • Hold down PLAY for about 2 seconds until the system begins playing . ( If no new messages have been received , you will hear 5 beeps . ) As the system plays each message , the Message Window shows the number of the message . If there are more than 9 messages , the Message Window displays only the second digit ( e.g . , 0 for message 10 ) . After the last message has been played , the system beeps 5 times . The following options are available during playback : • To repeat an entire message , press and release REPEAT . • until the number of that message is To back up to an earlier message , press and release REPEAT displayed . • for a few seconds , then release it to To repeat part of a message ( review ) , hold down REPEAT resume playing . ( The system beeps while the button is held down . ) • To skip to the next message , press and release FORWARD . • for a few seconds , then release it to resume To skip part of a message ( cue ) , hold down FORWARD playing . ( The system beeps while the button is held down . ) • To continue playing the message , press To pause during a message , press and release STOP . PLAY . If you do not continue playing messages within 30 seconds , the system automatically advances to the end of your last message and beep 5 times .
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Saving Messages The system saves your messages automatically if you do not delete them . After you play your messages , the system beeps 5 times and the Message Window shows the total number of messages stored in memory . NOTE : The system can save about 9.5 minutes of messages ( up to a total of 50 messages ) . When memory is full , you must delete some or all of the messages before any new messages can be recorded . Deleting All Messages from Memory To delete all messages , press and release PLAY and then press and release DELETE for each message as its number appears in the display . NOTE : To maintain maximum message storage space , use this method if you want to delete all messages . Deleting Selected Messages To delete only a specific message , DELETE while the message you want to delete is press and release being played . The system erases the message corresponding to the number shown in the Message Window , beeps once , and continues with the next message . To make sure you are deleting the right message , you can press REPEAT to repeat the message after listening to it , then press DELETE while this message is playing . After the system reaches the end of the last message , any messages that were not deleted are renumbered , and the Message Window shows the total number of messages remaining in memory . Recording a Memo You can record a memo to be stored by the system as an incoming message . You can then play the memo at home or from a remote telephone , like any other message . The memo can be up to 90 seconds long . 1 . To record a memo , press and release MEMO . Speak toward the microphone . While you are recording , the Message Window shows “ - “ ( flashing ) . 2 . To stop recording , press and release STOP . The system stores the memo with your messages and updates the message count . follow the instructions under “ Listening to Your Messages . ” To listen to the memo , Away from Home Operation Remote Access Code You can use many features of the Answering System 1710 when you are away from home . To protect your privacy , most features can be used only after you enter a Remote Access code . The Remote Access code is a 2 - digit number printed on the bottom of the unit ( on the battery door ) . This code can not be changed . NOTE : To enter your Remote Access code and use other remote features , you must call from a touch tone telephone . Playing Messages from a touch - tone telephone . 1 . Dial your telephone number When the system answers , 2 . enter your Remote Access code . NOTE : To bypass the announcement , enter your Remote Access code as soon as the announcement begins . If the announcement does not stop , enter the code again . When the Remote Access code is entered correctly , the system presents a 2 - beep signal . After the 2 - beep signal , you can : • Wait 4 seconds and the system will automatically begin playing all of your messages . • Press and release 7 to begin playing all of your messages .
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• Press and release 6 to begin playing only new messages . If there are messages , the system plays them and beeps 5 times after the last message . If there are no messages , or no new messages , the system simply beeps 5 times . • while that message is playing . To repeat an entire message , press and release 2 • To resume playing the message , release 2 . To repeat part of a message , hold down 2 . • while that message is playing . To skip an entire message , press and release 5 • To resume playing the message , release 5 . To skip part of a message , hold down 5 . • To resume playing messages , To interrupt message playback , press and release # . press and release 7 . • To be sure To delete only a selected message , press and release 3 while that message is playing . you are deleting the right message , you can press 2 to repeat the message and then press 3 when you are sure that the system is playing the message you want to delete . Saving Your Messages To save messages you’ve just heard , simply hang up the telephone . Any new messages will be recorded after the saved messages . Replaying Your Messages After all messages have been played and you hear 5 beeps , press and release 7 to replay the messages . Deleting All Messages To delete all messages remotely , press and release 7 and then press and release 3 while each message is playing . NOTE : To maintain maximum message storage space , use this method if you want to delete all s . message Recording a Memo After you listen to your messages , you can record a memo to yourself or other members of the household . 1 . Press and release * . after the beep . 2 . Begin speaking when you are finished . 3 . Press and release # This message will be counted as a new message . Turning On the System If you forget to turn the system on before leaving home , you can turn it on by calling from a touch tone telephone . ( You do not have to enter your Remote Access code to use this feature . ) and wait for 10 rings . The system will answer and beep twice . ( It will 1 . Dial your telephone number not play your announcement . ) The system beeps twice to indicate that the system has been turned on . You can 2 . Press and release 0 . hang up and the system remains on , ready to answer calls and record messages . NOTE : If you press 0 and hear 5 rapid beeps instead of the normal 2 - beep signal , then either memory is full or no announcement is recorded . Memory Full / No announcement If the system answers after 10 rings and presents 2 beeps instead of your announcement , then the system may be off , or memory may be full , or your announcement may have been lost due to a power failure with insufficient battery power . To set your system to answer calls and record messages : Enter your Remote Access code after the 2 - beep signal . 1 . Listen to any messages that have been recorded and delete some or all of them . 2 . Press and release 4 1 to review your announcement . If you don’t hear your announcement , press and 3 . release 4 * to record a new announcement .
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Press and release 0 to make sure your system is on before you hang up . 4 . Changing Your Announcement To change your announcement : 1 . Dial your telephone number . 2 . When the system answers , enter your Remote Access code during or after the announcement . After you hear the 2 beeps , The system will beep and begin recording . 3 . press and release 4 * . in a normal tone of voice . 4 . Speak into the telephone When you are finished , The system automatically plays your new announcement . 5 . press and release # . after the 2 beeps . To listen to your announcement again , press and release 4 1 Bypassing the Announcement People who call frequently can press * ( on touch tone phones only ) when the announcement begins . The system skips the rest of the announcement , beeps , and begins recording . Turning Off the System Use the following procedure to turn off the system : 1 . Dial your telephone number . When the system answers , during or after the announcement . enter your Remote Access code 2 . After the 2 - beep signal press and release 8 8 . 3 . The system beeps twice . You can hang up and the system will not answer incoming calls until you turn it on again .
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