GE 29297 User's Manual

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29297

Caller ID BedroomPhone™ 
with Dual-Wake Alarms and 
AM/FM Radio  
User’s Guide

ATLINKS USA, Inc.

101 West 103rd Street

Indianapolis, IN 46290

© 2005 ATLINKS USA, Inc.

Trademark(s) ® Registered

Marca(s) ®  Registrada(s)

Model 29297
00004548
(Rev. 1 DOM E)
05-32
Printed in China

Equipment Approval Information
Your telephone equipment is approved for connection to the Public Switched Telephone 

Network and is in compliance with parts 15 and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations and the 

Technical Requirements for Telephone Terminal Equipment published by ACTA.
1  Notification to the Local Telephone Company
  On the bottom of this equipment is a label indicating, among other information, the 

US number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment. You must, upon 

request, provide this information to your telephone company.

  The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your 

telephone line and still have all of these devices ring when your telephone number 

is called. In most (but not all) areas, the sum of the RENs of all devices connected to 

one line should not exceed 5. To be certain of the number of devices you may connect 

to your line as determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone 

company.

  A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone 

network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted 

by the ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this 

product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also 

compliant. See installation instructions for details.
Notes  
•  This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone 

company.

•  Party lines are subject to state tariffs, and therefore, you may not be able to use 

your own telephone equipment if you are on a party line. Check with your local 

telephone company.

•  Notice must be given to the telephone company upon permanent disconnection of 

your telephone from your line.

•  If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone 

line, ensure the installation of this product does not disable your alarm equipment. 

If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your 

telephone company or a qualified installer.

2  Rights of the Telephone Company 
  Should your equipment cause trouble on your line which may harm the telephone 

network, the telephone company shall, where practicable, notify you that temporary 

SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

      DO NOT OPEN

WARNING: TO

PREVENT FIRE OR

ELECTRICAL SHOCK

HAZARD, DO NOT

EXPOSE THIS

PRODUCT  TO RAIN

OR MOISTURE.

THE LIGHTNING

FLASH AND ARROW

HEAD WITHIN THE

TRIANGLE IS A

WARNING SIGN

ALERTING YOU OF

“DANGEROUS

VOLTAGE” INSIDE

THE PRODUCT.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO

NOT REMOVE COVER (OR

BACK). NO USER

SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO

QUALIFIED SERVICE

PERSONNEL.

THE EXCLAMATION

POINT WITHIN THE

TRIANGLE IS A

WARNING SIGN

ALERTING YOU  OF

IMPORTANT

INSTRUCTIONS

ACCOMPANYING

THE PRODUCT.

CAUTION:

Modular 

telephone 

line jack

Wall plate

-

-

+

+

Battery clip

Battery

Handset

Base

AC power 

adaptor

Telephone line 

cord

Handset 

cord

display 

brightness 

switch

handset 

cord

phone 

line cord

power 

adaptor jack

discontinuance of service may be required. Where prior notice is not practicable and 

the circumstances warrant such action, the telephone company may temporarily 

discontinue service immediately. In case of such temporary discontinuance, the 

telephone company must: (1) promptly notify you of such temporary discontinuance; 

(2) afford you the opportunity to correct the situation; and (3) inform you of your right 

to bring a complaint to the Commission pursuant to procedures set forth in Subpart E 

of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.

  The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, 

equipment, operations or procedures where such action is required in the operation 

of its business and not inconsistent with FCC Rules and Regulations. If these changes 

are expected to affect the use or performance of your telephone equipment, the 

telephone company must give you adequate notice, in writing, to allow you to 

maintain uninterrupted service.

Interference Information

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 

two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference; and (2) This device 

must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired 

operation.
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 (that is, the antenna for radio or television 

that is “receiving” the interference).

•  Reorient or relocate and increase the separation between the telecommunications 

equipment and receiving antenna.

•  Connect the telecommunications equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from 

that to which the receiving antenna is connected.

If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an 

experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal 

Communications Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, “How To Identify and 

Resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems.” This booklet is available from the U.S. 

Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Please specify stock number 004-

000-00345-4 when ordering copies.

Licensing
Licensed under US Patent 6,427,009.

Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

This telephone system meets FCC standards for Hearing Aid Compatibility.

US NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE CABINET BOTTOM

REN NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE CABINET BOTTOM

Important Installation 
Information
•   Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
•   Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is 

specifically designed for wet locations.

•   Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals, unless the 

telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

•   Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
•   Temporarily disconnect any equipment connected to the phone 

such as faxes, other phones, or modems.

Important Installation Guidelines
•   Install telephone near both a telephone (modular) jack and an 

electrical power outlet.

•   Avoid sources of noise, such as a window by a busy street, 

and electrical noise, such motors, microwave ovens, and 

fluorescent lighting.

•   Avoid heat sources, such as heating air ducts, heating appliances, 

radiators, and direct sunlight.

•   Avoid areas of excessive moisture or extremely low temperature.
•   Avoid dusty locations.
•   Avoid other cordless telephones or personal computers.

Handset and Base Layout

Installing the Phone

Connecting the Telephone Line
Choose the best location to install your telephone. Your telephone 

should be placed on a level surface, such as a desk or table top.
1.  Plug one end of the straight telephone line cord into the PHONE 

LINE jack on the base.

2.  Plug the other end into a wall jack.
3.  Plug one end of the coiled handset cord into the jack on the handset.
4.  Plug the other end into the HANDSET jack on the back of the base.
5.  Place the handset on the base cradle.
6.  Set the RINGER and DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS switches on the back of 

the base to the desired settings.

7.  Set the VOL switch on the side of the handset to the 

desired setting.

Connecting the Electrical Power
1. Plug one end of the power supply cord into the back of the base.
2. Plug the other end into an electrical outlet.

CAUTION: Use only the ATLINKS USA 5-2608 power 

supply that came with this unit. Using other power 

supplies may damage the unit.

“No Worry” Battery Backup
This telephone is equipped with a memory holding system 

powered by a customer-installed 9-volt alkaline battery 

(not included).
When electrical power is interrupted, or the electrical line is 

unplugged, the battery operates the clock to retain the time of day 

and alarm settings in memory. When the unit is running on battery 

power, the digital display does not light up; however, if wake time 

occurs during the power interruption, the alarm buzzer sounds 

(regardless of the type of alarm tone selected) if remaining battery 

power is adequate. Normal operation resumes after electrical power 

is restored.
Install the backup battery as follows:
1.  Remove the battery compartment cover 

located on the bottom of the base.

2.  Connect a fresh 9-volt alkaline battery (not 

included).  Interlock the large and small 

contacts on the battery clip and the battery. Once connected, place 

the battery inside the battery  compartment.

3.  Replace the battery compartment cover.

NOTE: Alkaline (NEDA 1604A) batteries are recommended. 

Carbon-zinc (NEDA 1604) batteries may be used but memory 

holding time will be substantially reduced. Memory holding 

time for a fresh alkaline battery is approximately 3 months (if 

Wake System is not activated), which should take care of short, 

nuisance-type AC power failures. To preserve battery life, the 

phone should remain plugged into an AC electrical outlet. As 

the battery gets older, its voltage drops and memory may be lost. 

Be sure to replace the battery periodically. A backup battery is 

not included with this telephone.
NOTE: If battery is not installed: 

a) All memory will be lost if the unit is unplugged for more than 

60 seconds.

b) The clock will stop running during a power outage period 

but will start running when power resumes. The clock will blink 

to indicate that the time may not be correct.  
IMPORTANT:
 If storing this unit for more than 30 days, remove 

the battery.

Set Up
Language
This adjustment lets you choose the language of the messages that show 

in the display- English, French, or Spanish.
1.  Press and release the SET button until ENG FRA ESP shows in 

the display.

2.  Use the CID or button to select ENG, FRA or ESP.
3.  Press SET to save. SET REAL TIME shows in the display.

NOTE: Press DIAL to skip to the next set up step or press 

DELETE to exit the main menu.

Real Time

NOTE: The telephone company sends the current time 

and date with the Caller ID (CID) information. If you don’t 

manually  set the clock time, the unit automatically  sets the 

time and date when the first call is received.

1.  Use the CID or button to set the time of day.
2.  Press SET to save. CONTRAST shows in the display, and the 

current contrast level blinks in the display.
NOTE: Press DIAL to skip to the next set up step or press 

DELETE to exit the main menu.

Display Contrast
This setting allows you to adjust the display contrast for 

easier viewing.
1.  Use the CID or button to select level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.
2.  Press and hold CID or button for 3 seconds to quickly increase 

or decrease the setting in 15 minutes increments.

3.  Press SET to save. - - - LOCAL AREA CODE shows in the display.

NOTE: Press DIAL to skip to the next set up step or press 

DELETE to exit the main menu.

Area Code
1.  Use the CID or button to enter the first digit.
2.  Press SET. Use the CID or button to enter the second digit.

NOTE: If you make a mistake, press the DELETE button to 

erase all of the digit(s) and start over. Or press the DIAL button 

to exit the main menu.

3. Press SET. Use the CID or button to enter the third digit.
4. Press SET and the unit returns to the main menu.

Display Backlight
Use the DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS switch on the back of the base to adjust 

the display brightness. Settings are Hi, Med or Lo.

NOTE: The unit must be connected to an electrical outlet to 

adjust display brightness.

Telephone Operation
Ringer Volume
The RINGER switch is located on the back of the base. Set it to HI, LO, 

or OFF.

NOTE: The RINGER switch must be set to HI or LO or the 

phone will not ring for incoming calls.

Handset Receiver Volume
Use the VOL switch on the side of the handset to adjust the handset 

receiver volume.

Flash
Press the FLASH button to activate customer calling services, 

such as  call transfer, which are services provided by your local 

phone company. 

Redial
Press the REDIAL button to dial the last number dialed when you hear 

the dial tone in the handset.

NOTE: The redial feature holds in memory the last phone 

number you dialed (as many as 32 digits). If you pressed any 

numbers after dialing the phone number, (for example, when 

accessing a voice-menu system) those numbers are also redialed.

Telephone Jack 
Requirements
To use this phone, you need an RJ11C type 

modular telephone jack, which might look like the 

one pictured here, installed in your home. If you 

don’t have a modular jack, call your local phone 

company to find out how to get one installed.

DIAL (button)

DELETE 

(button) 

SLEEP 

(button)

ALARM 2 

(button)

ALARM 1 

(button)

AM/FM 

(button)

SET 

(button)

ALARM OFF 

(button)

RADIO 

ON/OFF

(button)

CID or

(Caller ID 

button)

snooze

FLASH 

(button)

REDIAL 

(button)

MEMORY 

(button)

VOL switch

Quick Dial 

buttons

STORE 

(button)

volume 

control 

knob

radio 

channel 

tuning 

knob

ringer switch

Before You Begin
Parts Checklist
Make sure your package includes the following items: