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Answering System 1720 â¢ Installation â¢ At Home Operation â¢ 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 â 0 â 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 as announcement is recorded . 1 . Prepare your announcement . â Hello . I canât 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 . â NOTE : Your announcement can be up to 2 minutes long . 2 . Press and release CHANGE . The Message Window displays â C â . 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 â - â 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 side of the unit ) . After youâre 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 ) . Changing Your Announcement To change your announcement , follow the steps under â recording Your Announcement . â The old announcement is deleted when a new announcement is recorded . Setting the Clock The clock records the day and time when each message was received . Before using your answering system , set the answering systemâs Clock . To set the day and time : Set VOLUME to the middle . 1 .
2 . Press and release CHANGE . The Message Window displays â C â . 3 . Press and release CLOCK . The current day setting is announced ( for example , â Sunday â ) . 4 . To change the day setting , hold down FORWARD or REPEAT until the correct day is announced . Then , release the button . 5 . Press and release CLOCK . The current hour is announced ( for example , â 10 AM â ) . 6 . To change the hours setting , Hold down FORWARD or REPEAT until the correct hour is announced . Them release the button . Check that the hour is correctly set for AM or PM . If it is not , hold down FORWARD to advance 12 hours . 7 . Press and release CLOCK . The current minutes setting is announced ( for example , â oh three â ) . 8 . To change the minutes setting , Hold down FORWARD or REPEAT until the correct minutes setting is announced . Then , release the button . 9 . Press and release CLOCK . The new day and time are announced . You are done setting the day and time . Audible Clock To hear the clock setting at any time , press and release CLOCK . Turning the System On / Off After you have set the clock , 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 messages 0 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 the callerâs message . While the system is taking a call , the Message Window displays â â â . NOTE : To conserve memory , messages are limited to a maximum of 2 minutes each . If the caller is still speaking after 2 minutes , or if the caller is silent for more than 7 seconds , or if the systemâs 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 callerâs message on the systemâs built - in speaker . If you decide to take a call , lift the handset of any telephone on the same line . The system stops recording and resets 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 unit to select the number of times the phone rings before the system answers . â¢ Set to 2 if you want the system to answer all calls on the second ring . â¢ Set to 4 if you want the system to answer calls on the fourth ring . â¢ Set to TS ( Toll Saver ) if you want the system to answer on the second ring when the system has new messages , but on the fourth ring when the system has new messages . no Use Toll Saver if you will be calling from another location to check for messages . Suppose that Toll Saver is selected and you call long distance or from a pay phone to check your messages . If the system has received new messages since the last time you checked your messages , the system answers after 2 rings . If you hear a third ring , you know the system has new messages . If you hang up after the no third ring , you can avoid paying for the call . Audible Message Alert If you want your system to beep once every 10 seconds to notify you when new messages have been received , set the MSG ALERT switch , located on the back of the unit , to ON . If you do not want to hear the beeps , set it to OFF . Message Window The Message Window displays 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 and a â 9 â â - â . 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 messages have been ( steady ) 0 received . Message Window shows current message count . ( steady ) 1 - 9 More than nine messages have been recorded . alternates with - 9 Memory is full . You must delete messages before ( flashing ) F new messages can be recorded . No announcement is stored in memory . ( flashing ) 0 - 9 - ( flashing ) An announcement , memo , phone conversation or message is being recorded . - ( steady ) Your announcement is being played . Digital memory is being formatted . RESET was Counts down from 6 to 0 pressed or there was an 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 systemâs 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 : â¢ Press and release PLAY . that have not been played before : To play only new messages â¢ Hold down PLAY for about 2 seconds until the system begins playing . ( If no new messages have been received , you 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 ) .
At the beginning of each message , the system announces the day and time the message was received . After the last message has been played , the system announces â End of Messages . â The following options are available during playback : â¢ To repeat an entire message , press and release REPEAT . â¢ until the number of that message is To back up to an earlier message , press and release REPEAT displayed . â¢ 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 . ) â¢ To skip to the next message , press and release FORWARD . â¢ for a few seconds , then release it to To skip part of a message ( cue ) , hold down FORWARD resume playing . ( The system beeps while the button is held down . ) â¢ 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 the last message and announces â End of messages . â Saving Messages The system saves your messages automatically if you do not delete them . NOTE : The system can save about 9 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 If you wish to delete all messages stored in memory , DELETE after listening to all of your hold down messages . The system beeps once and displays in the Message Window ; you can then the button . 0 release NOTE : When you delete all messages , any messages that were stored in memory are erased , whether you have listened to them or not . 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 . Then , you can play the memo at home or from a remote telephone , like any other message . The memo can be up to 2 minutes long . 1 . To record a memo , hold down MEMO / 2 WAY . After the beep , speak toward the microphone . While you are recording , the Message Window shows â - ( flashing ) . â 2 . To stop recording , release MEMO / 2 WAY . The system stores the memo with your messages and updates the message count . follow the instructions under â Listening to Your Messages . â To listen to the memo , Recording a Telephone Conversation You can record a phone conversation up to 2 minutes long . NOTE : This unit does not sound warning beeps to let the other party know that the call is being recorded . To ensure that you are in compliance with any state and federal regulations that concern
recording a telephone call , you should start the recording process and then inform the caller that you are recording the call . at any time during a phone 1 . To begin recording , tap ( quickly press and release ) MEMO / 2 WAY conversation . The system beeps once and then begins to record . 2 . To stop recording , press and release STOP . The system stores the phone conversation with your messages and updates in the message count . follow the instructions under â Listening to Your Messages . â To listen to the phone conversation , Priority Calling If you do not want to be disturbed , your system will answer the phone for you . However , if there is a particular call you would like to receive , inform the caller of Priority Calling . When the caller enters the Priority Calling code from a touch - tone telephone , the system beeps loudly to alert you to a priority call . The Priority Calling code is set at 30 and cannot be changed . To use Priority Calling , a caller should : Dial your telephone number . 1 . When the announcement begins to play , press and release 3 0 . 2 . The system beeps 3 times , then pauses . This pattern is repeated until the telephone is picked up . The 3 . beeps are audible to the caller as well as in the home . If the phone is not answered within 30 seconds , the caller hears 2 beeps . The caller can then press and release * , and leave a message after the beep . When Memory is Full The system can record approximately 9 minutes of messages ( including the time of your announcement ) or a maximum of 50 messages . When memory is full or 50 messages have been recorded , an â F â 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 . Away from Home Operation Your Remote Access Code You can use many features of the Answering System 1720 when you are away from home . To protect your privacy , most features can be used only after you enter a Remote Access code . NOTE : To enter your Remote Access code and use other remote features , you must call from a touch tone telephone . The Remote Access code is preset to 10 . This number is printed on the bottom of this unit ( on the battery door ) . You can use the preset code or you can choose one of your own . You can change this code by calling from a remote location . However , you cannot change this code at home . NOTE : If AC power fails and there is no battery installed , or the battery is low on power , the Remote Access code returns to the factory setting of 10 . Changing Your Remote Access Code from a touch - tone telephone . 1 . Dial your telephone number When the system answers , enter your current remote access code . The system beeps twice . 2 .
The system beeps once . 3 . Press and release 9 9 . Enter your new Remote Access code ( any number between 10 and 99 , except 30 or 50 ) . 4 . â¢ If a valid code number is entered , the system changes the Remote Access code and beeps twice . â¢ If an invalid number is entered , or no number is entered , you hear 5 rapid beeps , followed by 2 beeps . Repeat steps 3 and 4 . Playing Your 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 announces the number of messages it has received and beeps twice . After the system beeps , you can : â¢ Wait 4 seconds , and the system automatically begins playing all of your messages . â¢ Press and release 7 to begin playing all of your messages . â¢ Press and release 6 to begin playing only new messages . If there are no new messages you hear five rapid beeps . The following options are available while you play your messages : â¢ while that message is playing . To repeat an entire message , press and release 2 â¢ To resume playing the message , release 2 . To repeat part of a message , hold down 2 . â¢ while that message is playing . To skip an entire message , press and release 5 â¢ To resume playing the messages , release 5 . To skip part of a message , hold down 5 . â¢ To resume playing messages , To interrupt message playback , press and release # . press and release 7 . â¢ 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 youâve just heard , simply hang up the telephone . Any new messages are recorded after the saved messages . Replaying Your Messages After all messages have been played and you hear â End of messages â followed by 2 beeps , press and release 7 to replay the messages . Deleting All Messages If you do not want to save any of your messages , press and release 3 3 after you listen to all your messages and hear â End of messages â followed by 2 beeps . 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 memo is counted as a new message . 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 beeps and begins recording . 3 . press and release 4 * . in a normal tone of voice . 4 . Speak into the telephone When you are finished , # . The system beeps once and plays your new 5 . press and release announcement . To listen to your announcement again , press and release 4 1 after the 2 beeps . 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 â 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 . 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 answers and beeps twice . ( It does 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 now , 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 donât hear your announcement , press and 3 . release 4 * to record a new announcement . Press and release 0 to make sure your system is on before you hang up . 4 .