Monday, November 10, 2008

Aldergrove Thrift Store

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Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. Since it's a Tuesday, Sicom decided to take the Monday off and work on the holiday instead.

So we were bored and decided to take a walk. We browsed the Aldergrove thrift store "Hello Again". They had quite a few nice books for Amelia in good shape for 25 Cents each. We also got an answering machine for 5 dollars and a clothes rack for 10 dollar (new). All of that was for half price so we paid 10 bucks for all of it.

User's Manual for GE 29875GE2-C:

SET UP RECORDING THE GREETING
Before using your new answering system, you should record a greeting (the announcement callers hear when your answering system answers a call).

If you don't record a greeting, callers hear a default greeting which says, "We are unavailable to take your call. Please leave a message. Thank you for calling."

When recording the greeting you should be about 6 to 8 inches from the answering system, and eliminate as much background noise as possible.

1.  Prepare your greeting. Sample Greeting: Hi, this is (use your name here). I can’t answer the phone right now, so please leave your name, number, and a brief message after the tone, and I’ll get back to you. Thanks.

2.  Hold down the GREETING button. The answering system announces, “Record greeting after tone.” After the tone you have 30 seconds to record your greeting.

3.  Release the GREETING button when you finish. The unit beeps, and the greeting plays back automatically.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE GREETING
1. To review the default greeting or review your recorded greeting, press and quickly release the GREETING button. The unit plays the current greeting.

2. If you want to erase your greeting, press and hold the ERASE button while your recorded greeting is playing. The built-in greeting will be restored. NOTE: Your recording time should not be less than two seconds. Otherwise the unit will return to the default greeting.

CHANGING THE SETTINGS
This function allows you to change the Language, Time/Day, Rings to Answer, message time and Security Code settings.

SETTING THE LANGUAGE
This setting allows you to set the answer in either English or in Spanish voice menu mode. Once the language is set, all voice menu, including the ones used in Remote access mode, will be switched to the selected language.
1. Press and hold the STOP/SET button for two seconds, then release to access the set-up menu.
2. The answering machine announces, “For English, press NEXT, press SET to continue (in English). Para espanol, oprima PREVIO, oprima PROGRAMAR para continuar (in Spanish)”
3. Press NEXT, answerer enters English voice menu mode. If PREVIOUS is pressed, answerer enters Spanish voice menu mode. If SET is pressed, answerer remains in the current language mode. In any case, the answerer enters to the TIME/DAY menu. NOTE: Language can only be set when the user is in physical access of the unit. When you are running in Remote Access mode, the language cannot be changed and will remain in the language you’ve previously set.

SETTING THE TIME/DAY
This setting allows you to set the current time and day for the Time/Day stamp attached to each message.

HOUR
1. When you have completed setting the Language, the unit will enter the TIME/DAY menu. The answering system announces, “Time (the current time and day setting) To set hour, press next...press set to continue.”
2. To change the hour, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button and the answering system announces an hour, such as “12am, 1am, 2am,” or “12am, 11pm, 10pm.”
3. After choosing the hour, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the hour. The answering system enters the Minute menu.

MINUTES
1. The answering system announces, “(the current minutes setting). To set minutes, press next...press set to continue.”
2. To change the minutes, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button, and the answering system announces a minute such as “1, 2, 3” or “59, 58, 57.”
3. After choosing the minute, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the minute. The answering system enters the Day menu.

DAY
1. The answering system announces, “(the current day setting) To set day, press next...press set to continue.”
2. To change the day, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button, and the answering system announces a day, such as “Sunday, Monday” or “Sunday, Saturday.”
3. After choosing a day, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the day. The answering system enters the Rings to Answer menu.

SETTING THE RINGS TO ANSWER
This setting allows you to select the number of rings before the answering system answers a call. This menu comes after you have finished setting the

TIME/DAY
1. The answering system announces, “Rings to Answer ( the current rings to answer setting ) To set rings to answer, press next...press set to continue.”
2. To change the rings to answer, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button and the answering system announces a number such as “2,3,4,” or “2, toll saver, 5.”
3. After choosing a number, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the rings to answer. The answering system confirms the setting and enters Message Length menu.

INFORMATION ABOUT TOLL SAVER
Toll Saver can save you the cost of making a call when you access your messages from another phone:
• If you have new messages, the answering system answers after the 2nd ring.
• If you have no new messages, the answering system answers after the 5th ring. You can hang up after the 3rd ring and save the pay telephone or long distance charge.

SETTING THE INCOMING MESSAGE TIME
This setting allows you to select the length of the incoming message. This menu comes when you have finished setting the Rings to Answer.
1. The answering system announces “Message Time (current message length) minutes. To set message time, press next, press set to continue.”
2. To change the message length, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button and the answering system announces a number, such as “1,2,3,4.”
3. After choosing a number, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the message time. The answering system enters Security Code Menu.

SETTING THE SECURITY CODE
This setting allows to change the factory default security code used to access your answering system from a remote location. This menu comes after you have finished setting the Incoming Message Time. The default code is 123.
1. The answering system announces, “Security code (the current 3 number Security Code setting). To set security code, press next...press set to stop.”
2. If you press and release the STOP/SET button, the answering system announces all the new settings and exit the set up menu.
3. If you press and release NEXT or PREVIOUS button, answering system announces “Security Code (current 3 number). To set security code, press next, press set to continue”.
4. To change the first security code number, press and release the NEXT or PREVIOUS button again. The answering system announces all three numbers, but only the first number will change, such as “123, 223,” or “123, 023”.
5. After choosing the first number, press and release the STOP/SET button to store the first number. 6. The answering system automatically advances to the second number and announces “Security Code (current 3 number). To set security code, press NEXT then press SET to continue.” To change the second and third numbers, repeat steps 4 and 5. After the third number is stored, the answering system announces all the stored settings and exits the setup menu.

REVIEWING THE SETTINGS
This function allows you to review the current time, rings to answer, message time and security code. • Press and release the STOP/SET button to start the review. The answering system announces the current settings.

ADJUSTING THE VOLUME Use the VOLUME
+ and - buttons to increase or decrease the volume. The answering system beeps when it is not announcing a setting or playing a message.

MESSAGE COUNTER The message counter displays the number of messages you have received. If the answering system is off, the message counter displays a dash (-). If the answering system is on, the message counter displays the number of messages.

LESS THAN 10 MESSAGES When you have new messages, the message counter continuously flashes the number of new (from 1 to 9), unheard messages in the display. When you have no new messages, the message counter displays the number of old messages (from 0 to 9). When you have both new and old messages, the message counter continuously flashes the total number of messages (from 1 to 9) in the display.

MORE THAN 10 MESSAGES
When you have both old and new messages, the message counter continuously flashes the total number of messages followed by a dash, such as 2, 8, -. MESSAGE COUNTER DISPLAY In addition to message information, the message counter also displays information about the digital answering system's status.
• When memory is full, an "F " flashes in the message counter display.
• When you're recording a greeting, "o" shows in the message counter display.
• When the answering system is answering a call, "A" shows in the message counter display.
• When the answering system is playing messages, " " shows in the message counter display.
• When you're recording a memo, "L" shows in the message counter display.
• When the remote functions are accessed, "A " shows in the message counter display.
• When you're erasing all the messages, "E " shows in the message counter display.

PLAYING MESSAGES
When the message counter flashes you have new messages. Messages play back in first received-first played order. If there are new messages, the answering system plays new messages first, followed by old messages. If using remote access, the answering system plays all messages, new and old, in first-received-first played order. NOTE: When the answering system is off, it answers calls after 10 rings but doesn’t play the greeting. The answering system doesn’t take messages when it is turned off.
• To playback messages, press and release the PLAY/MEMO button.
• To stop playback, press and release the STOP/SET button.
• To restart playback of a current message, press and hold the PREVIOUS button until the message restarts from the beginning.
• To go back to the beginning of a previous message, press and release the PREVIOUS button within one second.
• To fast forward through a message, press and hold the NEXT button.
• To skip to the beginning of the next message, press and release the NEXT button.
• To erase a message while it is playing, press the ON/OFF ERASE button. The answering system announces, “Message Erased” to confirm the message has been erased.

NOTE:
• An ‘old’ message is a message that has been listened to completely (including the time and day) and not erased.
• A ‘new’ message is a message that has not been listened to completely.
• At the end of each message the answering system announces the time and day the message was received. At the end of messages playback the answering system announces “end of messages.”

ERASING ALL MESSAGES
When the answering system isn’t playing or recording messages, press and hold the ERASE button until you hear the “Messages Erased” announcement. Release the button after the announcement. This feature allows you to erase all old messages but not new messages. If you do not have any messages, the answering system announces, “Zero Messages.” NOTE: To erase new messages, play them, then press ERASE during playback.

LEAVING A MEMO Press and hold the PLAY/MEMO button. Record your message after the announcement and the beep are heard. Release the PLAY/MEMO button when you're finished talking. The answering system treats the memo as a message, and the MESSAGE counter flashes.

SCREENING CALLS (AUTO DISCONNECT FEATURE)
When a call comes in the answering system rings the number of set times, plays the greeting, and records the incoming call.

You may screen incoming calls by listening as the caller leaves a message. If you want to talk to that caller, pick up any extension phone. Auto Disconnect tells the answering system to stop playing the greeting or recording a message when an extension phone is picked up. Sometimes you may pick up the phone and the machine keeps playing the greeting. This is normal. If you want to pick up the phone while the greeting is playing, wait about two seconds after the system answers before picking up the phone. If the greeting continues to play after picking up an extension phone, press and release the STOP/SET button. REMOTE ACCESS You can access your answering system from any touch-tone phone by entering your 3-digit security code (the default security code is 123, but you can change it.) Be aware that remote functions do not work with rotary or push-button, pulse-dialing phones. You can cut out the wallet-size remote card located at the end of this instruction book so you will have the touch- tone commands when you're picking up messages from another location.

TO ACCESS YOUR ANSWERING SYSTEM
1. Call your telephone number.
2. After you hear the beep that follows the greeting, enter your 3-digit security code. To bypass the greeting, you can enter your 3-digit security code any time while the greeting is playing.
3. The answering system beeps to confirm you have accessed the remote functions and begins playing the remote functions menu.
4. Select the function you want to use and press that number on the phone’s keypad you are using. 5. To end the call, hang up or press the “6” button while the menu is playing. NOTE: The answering system answers on the 10th ring if the answering system is turned off or the memory is full. To access the answering system, enter the 3- digit security code after the beeps. If memory is full, playback your messages and erase some of them to restore memory. If the answering system is off, press 2 to turn it on. If you want to end a call while a message is playing, just press and release the “6” button twice on the phone you are using.
NOTE: After the answering system plays the remote menu, it will wait 10 seconds for a command. If a command is not entered, the unit disconnects. The unit only allows two attempts at accessing the security code. If the second attempt is incorrect, the unit will end the call.

GENERAL PRODUCT CARE
To keep your answering system working and looking good, follow these guidelines:
• Avoid putting it near heating appliances and devices that generate electrical noise (for example, motors or fluorescent lamps).
• DO NOT expose to direct sunlight or moisture.
• Avoid dropping answering system and/or other rough treatment.
• Clean with a soft cloth.
• Never use a strong cleaning agent or abrasive powder because this will damage the finish.
• Retain the original packaging in case you need to ship it at a later date.

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS DOESN’T ANSWER, OR ANSWERS ON 10TH RING • Make sure answering system is turned on.
• Memory is full, erase some messages.
• Check AC (electrical) power and phone line connections. INCOMING MESSAGES ARE INCOMPLETE
• Was an extension phone picked up?
• The caller left a message that is longer than the message length you chose during setup.
• Memory is full.
• You accidentally pressed the STOP/SET button when you were playing back your messages. WON’T RESPOND TO REMOTE COMMANDS
• You must use touch-tone phone.
• You must enter the correct security code.
• Did the unit hang up? If you take no action for a period of time, it automatically hangs up. ANSWERING SYSTEM DOESN' T WORK
• Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and from the back of the unit. Then plug the power adapter cord back into the back of the answering system and the electrical outlet. This is a complete reset.

CAN' T HEAR MESSAGES
• Adjust the volume control. CAN' T RESTART THE MESSAGE
• You must play messages for at least five seconds before pressing and holding the PREVIOUS button. MESSAGE COUNTER FLASHES RAPIDLY
• Memory is full. Erase some messages. GREETING CONTINUES TO PLAY EVEN AFTER AN EXTENSION PHONE IS PICKED UP
• This is normal operation. Auto disconnect is delayed for two seconds after the answering system answers a call. If you are near the answering system, press the STOP/SET button to stop the greeting.

SERVICE
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please contact customer service at 1-800-448-0329. 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. This product may be serviced only by the manufacturer or its authorized service agents. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by ATLINKS USA, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate this product.
For instructions on how to obtain service, refer to the warranty included in this guide or call customer service at 1-800-448-0329. Or refer inquiries to: ATLINKS USA, Inc. Manager, Consumer Relations P O Box 1976 Indianapolis, IN 46206 Attach your sales receipt to the booklet for future reference or jot down the date this product was purchased or received as a gift. This information will be valuable if service should be required during the warranty period.
Purchase date ________________________________________________
Name of store ________________________________________________


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