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ANSWERING SYSTEM TELEPHONE 1830 â¢ Installation â¢ Telephone Operation â¢ Memory Dialing â¢ Answering System Operation â¢ Remote Operation Setting up the system Follow the steps below to set up your new system before you install on a desk , table or wall . 1 . Install the batteries Open the battery door on the bottom of the unit by pulling on the tabs . Insert the batteries , making sure that they are oriented . The batteries are used to save your messages in the event of a power failure . 2 . Set the DIAL MODE switch Set the DIAL MODE switch on the bottom of the system to TT ( touch tone ) unless you have dial pulse ( rotary ) service . If you have dial pulse service , set the DIAL MODE switch to DP . 3 . Continue unit installation To install the unit on a table or desk , turn to â Table Desk Installation . â To install the unit on a wall , turn to â Wall Installation â . Dial Mode This telephone has a selectable push - button dial which will work with either tone or rotary telephone service . It can be set to work directly with long - distance or certain other services that require tone signaling , including some tone - activated computer services . Table / Desk Installation Follow the steps below to install your new system on a table or desk . 1 . Complete Steps 1 though 3 in â Setting Up the System . â 2 . Connect the handset cord . Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the handset and the other end into the jack on the left side of the unit 3 . Connect the line cord . Plug one end of the 7 - foot telephone line cord into the TEL LINE jack at the back of the unit , and plug the other end into a modular wall jack . 4 . Connect the power cord Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch . The Messages Window counts down from 6 to 0 , then â 0 â flashes to indicate that you need to record an announcement . Wall Installation Follow the steps below to install your new system as a wall unit .
1 . Complete Steps 1 though 3 in â Setting Up the System â 2 . Reverse the handset tab . To mount the telephone on a wall , you must reverse the handset tab . This tab holds the handset when you hang up . While holding down the switchhook , slide the tab up and out of its slot . Turn the tab so that the curved end is up and insert the tab back into its slot . 3 . Reposition the base bracket a . Turn the unit upside down . b . Remove the bracket by pressing the movable tabs ( with arrows ) while lifting off the bracket c . Turn the bracket around and insert the nonmovable tabs into the slots at the other end of the unit . d . Press the movable tabs while lowering them into the slots . The bracket should snap firmly into place . 1 . Connect the line cord to unit . Plug one end of the 8 - inch telephone line cord into the TEL LINE jack at the back of the unit . 2 . Place telephone on wall jack Plug the free end of the line cord into the wall jack mounting studs and pull down unit it holds securely in place . 6 Connect the handset cord Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the jack on the left side of the unit and plug the other end into the handset . 7 . Connect the power cord . Plug the power cord into an electrical wall outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch . The Message Window counts down from 6 to 0 , then â 0 â flashes to indicate that you need to record an announcement . Telephone Operation Ringer Volume Control The RINGER volume control ( on the left side of the unit ) allows you to turn the telephone ringer OFF or to set it to ring at LO or HI volume . : If the answering system is on , it will answer calls whether the ringer is on or off . Note Handset Volume Control Adjust the handset ( receiver ) volume control ( located on the left side of the unit ) for a comfortable listening level when using the handset . Speakerphone The speakerphone lets you place and answer phone calls without lifting up the handset . The VOLUME control switch for the speakerphone is located on the right side of the unit . Slide it to adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level . To place a call using the speakerphone , press SPEAKER , and begin dialing after you hear the dial tone . The red speaker light is on whenever the speakerphone is being used . When you finish the call , press SPEAKER again to hang up .
â¢ If you are using the speakerphone , you can switch to the handset at any time by lifting the handset . â¢ If you are using the handset , you can press SPEAKER at any time to activate the speakerphone . The handset is turned off automatically and you can return it to the base without disconnecting the call . Redial The telephone memory stores the last number you dialed ( up to 18 digits ) . To redial the number lift the handset or press SPEAKER , then press and release REDIAL . Note : To erase the redial memory , lift the handset or press SPEAKER , press any digit , then hang up . Mute Hold down the MUTE to turn off the microphone of the handset or speakerphone . You will be able to hear the caller , but the caller will not hear you . When you release MUTE , your caller will be able to hear you again . Flash Press and release FLASH instead of pressing the switchhook to activate services such al Call Waiting or 3 - Way Calling . You may have to press other buttons before or after FLASH , as explained in custom calling instructions provided by your local telephone company . FLASH is used only as a substitute for pressing the switchhook . Temporary Tone If you have dial pulse ( rotary ) service , you can temporarily change to tone dialing during a call by pressing * TONE . e : Exampl 1 . Dial a number with the DIAL MODE switch set to DP . 2 . Press and release * Tone . Each number you dial after this will be sent as a touch tone signal . 3 . After you hang up , the phone automatically returns to dial pulse service . Memory Dialing Memory Features A number will re main stored in memory unless you change it by entering another number . : The telephone can store 9 telephone numbers , each up to 18 digits long . Capacity : Remove the directory card . Write in your telephone number where indicated by THIS Directory Card NUMBER , and the numbers ( or names ) that you want to store in the numbered boxes . Reinstall the card and the clear plastic cover in the space provided .
: Once a number is stored in memory you can dial it by pressing MEMORY and then the Speed Dialing memory location key ( 1 - 9 ) . If your system is disconnected from AC power for approximately 15 minutes when there is no battery power , memory dialing numbers will be lost . To restore them , repeat the steps in â Storing Numbers . â : You may choose to store emergency numbers in memory locations . However speed dialing is Note provided only as a convenience . AT & T assumes no responsibility for customer reliance on this memory feature . Although testing the programming of emergency numbers is not a recommended procedure , if you do make a call to an emergency number : â¢ You must remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call before hanging up . â¢ Programming / testing of emergency numbers should be performed in the early morning or late evening ( off - peak hours ) . Storing Numbers 1 . Lift the handset or press SPEAKER . 2 . Press and release PROGRAM . 3 . Enter the telephone number to be stored . 4 . Press and release MEMORY . 5 . Press and release the memory location ( 1 - 9 ) where the number is to be stored . You cannot use 0 , # or * as memory locations . 6 . Hang up , or press SPEAKER . Repeat the above steps to store another number . Dialing Stored Numbers 1 . Lift the handset or press SPEAKER . 2 . Press and release MEMORY . 3 . Press and release the memory location ( 1 - 9 ) . Storing Numbers Just Dialed Whenever you make a telephone call , the number you dialed can be stored in a memory location without entering the number again . 1 . Lift the handset or press SPEAKER . 2 . Press and release PROGRAM . 3 . Press and release MEMORY . 4 . Press and release the memory location ( 1 - 9 ) . 5 . Hang up or press SPEAKER . Answering System 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 . Example : â Hello . I canât come to the phone right now . Please leave your name , telephone number , and a message after the beep . I will return your call as soon as I can . Thank You . â : Your announcement can be up to 2 minutes long . Note 2 . Lift the access cover and 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 , â - â flashes in the Message Window . 4 . Press STOP when you are finished . The unit automatically plays back your announcement . If necessary adjust the volume control ( on the right 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 â 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 You 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 new answering system , set the answering systemâs Clock . To set the day and time : 1 . Set the VOLUME control to the middle . 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 one AM â . ) 6 . To change the hours setting , hold down FORWARD or REPEAT until the correct hour is announced . Then , 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 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 ( â 0 â if no messages have been received ) . If the Message Window is not on , press and release ON / OFF to turn the system on . If you do not want your system to answer calls , press and release ON / OFF so that the Message Window 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 you callerâs message . While the system is playing your announcement , the Message Window displays â - â ( steady ) . While the system is recording the callerâs message , the Message Window displays â - â ( flashing ) . : To conserve memory , messages are limited to a maximum of 2 minutes each . If the caller is still Note speaking after 2 minutes , 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 . Press SPEAKER or lift the handset of any telephone on the same line . The system will stop recording and reset to answer calls . : If the announcement does not stop right away , press and release the telephone switchhook or press Note STOP . Ring Select ( Toll Saver ) Use the RINGS switch under the access cover 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 if you want the system to answer all 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 anther location to check for messages . Suppose that Toll Saver is selected and you call long distance of 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 no new messages . If you hang up after the 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 under the access cover , to ON . If you do not want to hear the beeps , set it to OFF . 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 â 9 â and â - â . The table below summarizes the information provided in the Message Window . Messages Window What it Means Off System is off 0 ( steady ) System is turned on , but no messages have been received 1 - 9 ( steady ) Message Window shows current message count . 9 alternates with - More than 9 messages have been recorded . F ( flashing ) Memory is full . You must delete messages before new messages can be recorded . 0 - 9 flashing No announcement is stored in memory . - ( flashing ) An announcement , memo , phone conversation or message is being recorded . - ( steady ) Your announcement is being played . Counts down from 6 to 0 Digital memory is being formatted . RESET was pressed or there was an AC power failure with no battery backup . Messages 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 the callers .
Listening to Your Messages â¢ To play all messages , press and release PLAY . â¢ To play only new messages that have not been played before , 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 ) . 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¢ To back up to an earlier message , press and release REPEAT until the number of that message is displayed â¢ To repeat part of a message ( review ) , hold down REPEAT for a few seconds , then release it to resume playing . ( The system beeps while the button is held down . ) â¢ To skip to the next message , press and release FORWARD . â¢ To skip part of a message ( cue ) , hold down FORWARD for a few seconds , then release it to resume playing . ( The system beeps while the button is held down . ) â¢ To pause during a message , press and release STOP . To continue playing the message , press PLAY . If you do not continue playing messages within 30 seconds , the system automatically advances to the end of your last message and announces â End of messages . â Saving Messages The system saves your messages automatically if you do not delete them . : The system can save about 9 minutes of messages ( up to a total of 50 messages ) . When memory is Note full , you must delete some or all of the messages before any new messages can be recorded . Deleting All Messages If you wish to delete all messages stored in memory , hold down DELETE after listening to all of your messages . The system beeps once and displays â 0 â in the Message Window ; you can then release the button . 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 messages , press and release DELETE while the message you want to delete is 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 2 minutes long . 1 . To record a memo , press and release MEMO . Speak toward the microphone . While you are recording , the Message Window shows â - â ( flashing ) . 2 . To stop recording , press and release STOP . The system stores the memo with your messages and updates the message count . To listen to the memo , follow the instructions under â Listening to Your Messages â 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 : 1 . Dial your telephone number . 2 . When the announcement begins to play , press and release 3 0 . 3 . The system beeps 3 times , then pauses . This pattern is repeated until the telephone is picked up . The 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 for your announcement ) or a maximum of 50 messages . When memory is full or 50 messages have been recorded , 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 . See â Memory Full No Announcement . â REMOTE OPERATION Your Remote Access Code You can use many features of your system when you are away from home . To protect your privacy , most features can be used only after you enter a Remote Access code . : To enter your Remote Access code and use other remote features , you must call from a touch tone Note telephone .
The Remote Access code is preset to 10 . This number is printed on the label under the access cover . 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 . : If Ac power fails and there is no battery installed , or the battery is low on power , the Remote Access Note code returns to the factory setting of 10 . Changing your Remote Access Code 1 . Dial your telephone number from a touch tone telephone . 2 . When the system answers , enter your current Remote Access code . The system announces the number of messages it has received , then beeps twice . 3 . Press and release 9 9 . The system beeps once . 4 . Enter your new Remote Access code ( any number between 10 and 99 , except 30 or 50 ) . â¢ If valid code number is entered , the system changes the Remote Access code and beeps twice . â¢ If an invalid number is entered , or no new number is entered , you hear 5 rapid beeps , followed by 2 beeps . Repeat steps 3 and 4 . Playing Messages 1 . Dial your telephone number from a touch tone telephone . 2 . When the system answers , enter your Remote Access code . : To bypass the announcement , enter your Remote Access code as soon as the announcment begins . If Note 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 then beeps twice . After the beeps , you can : â¢ Wait 4 seconds and the system will automatically begin 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 messages , you hear five rapid beeps . The following options are available while you play your messages : â¢ To repeat an entire message , press and release 2 while that message is playing . â¢ To repeat part of a message , hold down 2 . To resume playing the message , release2 . â¢ To skip and entire message , press and release5 while that message is playing . â¢ To skip part of a message , hold down 5 . To resume playing the message , release 5 . â¢ To interrupt message playback , press and release # . To resume playing messages , press and release 7 . â¢ To delete only a selected message , press and release 3 while that message is playing . To be sure 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 will be 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 , the messages are deleted immediately and the system beeps twice . Recording a Memo After you listen to your messages , you can record a memo to yourself or other members of the household . 1 . After you hear â End of Messages â followed by two beeps , press and release * . 2 . Begin speaking after the beep . 3 . Press and release # when you are finished . This memo will be 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 . 3 . After you hear the 2 beeps , press and release 4 * . The system will beep and begin recording . 4 . Speak into the telephone in a normal tone of voice . 5 . When you are finished press and release # . The system automatically plays your new 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 . 2 . When the system answers , enter your Remote Access code during or after the announcement . 3 . After the 2 - beep signal , press and release 8 8 . 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 the feature . ) 1 . Dial your telephone number and wait for 10 rings . The system will answer and beep twice . ( It will not play your announcement . ) 2 . Press and release 0 . The system beeps twice to indicate that the system has been turned on . You can hang up and the system remains on , ready to answer calls and record messages .
: If you press 0 and hear 5 rapid beeps instead of the normal 2 beep signal , then either memory is full Note or no announcement is recorded . See â Memory Full / No Announcement . â 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 : 1 . Enter your Remote Access code after the 2 - beep signal . 2 . Listen to any messages that have been recorded and delete some or all of them . 3 . Press and release 4 1 to review your announcement . If you donât hear your announcement , press and release 4 * to record a new announcement . ( See â Changing Your Announcement â . ) 4 . Press and release 0 to make sure your system is on before you hang up .