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3-048-610-11 (1)
Operating Instructions
Manual de instrucciones (verso)
For the customers in the USA
Be sure to save the receipt and attach it to your WARRANTY card when having your
equipment repaired at an authorized Sony service station.
For the customers in the USA
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to
persons, including the following:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool.
5. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
6. Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided
for ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not
be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by
placing the product on the bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register.
This product should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
7. This product should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
9. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the
risk of fire or electric shock.
10. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots
as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on
the product.
11. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but
take it to a qualified service personnel when some service or repair work
is required. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock
when the appliance is subsequently used.
12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the operation
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions because improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
To reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons by battery, read and follow
these instructions.
1. Use only the following type and size battery pack: Sony BP-T50.
2. Do not dispose of the battery pack in a fire. The cell may explode.
Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Released electrolyte is
corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if
4. Exercise care in handling battery in order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause burns.
5. Charge the battery pack provided with or identified for use with this
product only in accordance with the instructions and limitations
specified in the instruction manual provided for this product.
6. Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery pack and
battery charger.
1. This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the bottom
of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the
FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this
equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the
telephone company.
2. The applicable registration jack (connector) USOC-RJ11C is used for
this equipment.
Cordless Telephone
Sony Corporation © 2000 Printed in China
Owner's Record
The model and the serial numbers are located at the bottom
of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. SPP-N1003 Serial No.

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3. This equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or
premises wiring using a compatible modular jack that is Part 68
The FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with
this equipment.
4. The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices that may be
connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line
may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call.
Typically, the sum of the REN's should not exceed five (5.0). To be
certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as
determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
5. If this equipment (SPP-N1003) causes harm to the telephone network,
the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary
discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn't
practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as
possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with
the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
6. The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations or procedures that could affect the operation of the
equipment. If this happens the telephone company will provide advance
notice so you can make necessary modifications to maintain
uninterrupted service.
7. If trouble is experienced with this equipment (SPP-N1003), for repair or
warranty information, please contact Sony Direct Response Center: Tel
1-800-222-7669. 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.
8. All repairs will be performed by an authorized Sony service station.
9. This equipment cannot be used to party lines or coin lines.
10. This equipment is hearing aid compatible.
If your telephone is equipped with automatic dialers
When programming emergency numbers and (or) making test calls to
emergency numbers:
1. Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for
the call.
2. Perform such activities in the off-peak hours, such as early morning or
late evenings.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
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.
­ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
­ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
­ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Setting up the phone
The cordless telephone operates at a frequency that may cause interference to nearby
TVs and VCRs; the base unit should not be placed near or on the top of a TV or VCR;
and, if interference is experienced, moving the cordless telephone farther away from
the TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference.
Connect the base unit
If you want to hang the base unit on the wall, mount the unit first (see "Mounting the
base unit on the wall").
1 Connect the telephone line cord to the LINE jack and to a telephone
2 Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 9V jack and to an AC
3 Raise the antenna. Make sure it points toward the ceiling.
· Use only the supplied AC-T127 AC power adaptor. Do not use
any other AC power adaptor.
· Connect the AC power adaptor to a continuous power supply.
· Place the base unit close to the AC outlet so that you can unplug
the AC power adaptor easily.
If your telephone outlet is not modular, contact your telephone
service company for assistance.
Prepare the battery pack
Insert the battery into the handset and charge first before you start using your phone.
1 Slide open the battery compartment lid of the handset.
2 Connect the battery connector with correct polarity (black wire goes on
lower side and red wire goes on upper side), and hook the cords.
3 Insert the battery pack, and close the lid.
4 Place the handset on the base unit.
The LINE/CHARGE lamp lights up when the handset is properly seated
on the charge terminals of the base unit. Charge the battery pack for
more than 12 hours so that the battery is fully charged. The LINE/
CHARGE lamp remains lit even after charging is completed.
Battery duration
A fully charged battery pack lasts for about:
10 hours when you use the handset continuously.
30 days when the handset is in standing by.
· The battery pack will gradually discharge over a long period of time, even if not in use.
· If you leave the battery pack in the handset without charging it, the battery pack will be
completely discharged. It may require several times of charging to recover to its full capacity.
· If the battery runs out completely, the setting of dialing mode, the speed dial numbers and the
digital security code will be erased. If this happens, charge it on the base unit for over 12 hours.
Then choose the dialing mode, set the ringer type, reprogram the speed dial numbers, and
assign a new digital security code (see "Resetting the digital security code"). You may need to
charge the battery several times before it is recharged to its full capacity.
To obtain the best performance from battery
Do not place the handset on the base unit after each call. The battery works best if the
handset is returned to the base unit after two or three calls. However, do not leave the
handset off the base unit for a long period of time as this will completely discharge
the battery pack.
When to purchase a new battery pack
If the battery lasts only a few minutes even after 12 hours of charging, the usable
life of the battery has expired and needs replacement. Contact your local Sony
authorized dealer or service center, and ask for Sony BP-T50 rechargeable battery
Battery life may vary depending on usage condition and ambient temperature.
Choose the dialing mode
For the telephone to work properly, select an appropriate dialing mode (tone or
pulse). The default setting is tone.
Do not allow more than 20 seconds to elapse between each step of the procedure.
Hook the cord.
To AC outlet
AC power adaptor
(supplied AC-T127)
Telephone line cord
To telephone
1 Press (PGM).
The dialing keys light up.
2 Press (* TONE).
You hear a confirmation beep.
3 Press (1) for pulse dialing or
(2) for tone dialing.
4 Press (PGM).
You hear a long confirmation
beep and the TALK/BATT LOW
lamp goes off.
Polarity of the plug
1, 4
LOW lamp

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Making and receiving calls
Making calls
Receiving calls
1 When you hear the phone ring;
· Press
(TALK) (or any key except (OFF)).
· Pick up the handset from the base unit when the handset is placed on
the base unit.
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
2 When you're done talking, replace the handset on the base unit or press
The TALK/BATT LOW lamp goes off.
Additional tasks
· Do not cover the microphone during the conversation; otherwise, the other party cannot hear
your voice.
· If you hear beeps during the conversation, move closer to the base unit; otherwise, the call will
be disconnected after 15 seconds. Note that, however, you may not hear beeps if it's noisy on
the handset.
If interference occurs on the handset
When you press
(TALK), the handset automatically searches for the channel with the
best reception. However, if you notice interference during a conversation, move
closer to the base unit.
If interference persists, press
(CHANNEL/RINGER) to switch to another channel to
improve the sound quality of your telephone conversation.
If you hear five short beeps when you press
(CHANNEL/RINGER), move closer to the base unit.
If the handset battery becomes weak during a call
The handset will beep every three seconds with the TALK/BATT LOW lamp
flashing at the same time. Finish your call and charge the battery pack.
If this occurs, you cannot use the handset without charging it for more than one minutes.
1 Press
(TALK), and wait until the TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
2 Press
(REDIAL/PAUSE) to redial the number last dialed.
If the number exceeds 32 digits, the beeps will alert you that the number cannot be dialed.
To erase the last phone number dialed
The number will be erased from the memory, and you'll hear a long confirmation
Speed dialing
You can dial with a touch of a few keys by storing a phone number on a dialing key.
Storing phone numbers
Do not allow more than 20 seconds to elapse between each step of the procedure.
· If you enter a wrong number, press
(PGM), then start from the beginning.
· Affix the supplied directory to a desired place.
To store a number to be dialed via Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Before entering a phone number in step 4, do as follows:
1 Enter the outside line access digit (e.g., 9).
2 Press
To change a stored number
Store a new number, as described previously.
You can replace the stored number with a new number, but you cannot just erase it.
Making calls with speed dialing
1 Press
(TALK) and wait until the TALK/BATT LOW lamp lights up.
The dialing keys light up.
2 Press
3 Enter the desired speed dialing number (
(0) to (9)).
The phone number stored in the speed dialing number will be dialed.
You can page the handset from the base unit. Note that you cannot page if the handset
is in use.
Mounting the base unit on a wall
1 Attach the telephone line cord and AC power adaptor cord to the base
unit. Bundle the loose telephone line cord or AC power adaptor cord, if
2 Plug the telephone line cord into the telephone outlet, and hook the base
unit to the wall plate as illustrated. Plug the AC power adaptor to an AC
outlet. Then raise the antenna so that it points towards the ceiling.
1 Pick up the handset from the
base unit.
2 Press (TALK), and wait until
the TALK/BATT LOW lamp
lights up.
The dialing keys light up.
You then hear a dial tone. If
you hear beeps, move closer to
the base unit.
3 Dial the phone number.
4 When you're done talking,
goes off.
Do this
Adjust the handset
Set the VOL switch to H (high), M (middle) or L (low).
Switch to tone
dialing temporarily
(* TONE) after you're connected.
The line will remain in tone dialing until disconnected.
Set the ringer type
While the handset is not in use, press
press of
(CHANNEL/RINGER) switches the ringer type by one of
four type.
Switch to another
call ("call waiting
* You need to subscribe to the service from your telephone company.
Press the button again to get back to the first caller.
(* TONE)
LOW lamp
1 Press (PGM).
2 Press (SPEED DIAL).
The dialing keys light up.
3 Press one of the dialing keys ((0)
(9)) to store a phone number on.
You hear a confirmation beep.
4 Enter the phone number you want
to store.
You can enter up to 20 digits,
including a tone and a pause, each
of which is counted as one digit.
5 Press (PGM).
You hear a long confirmation beep,
and number is stored. The TALK/
BATT LOW lamp goes off.
The handset rings for about one
To end the page, press
(OFF) on
the handset.
1, 5
LOW lamp
AC power
adaptor cord
line cord
Bundle the loose
telephone line cord
or AC power
adaptor cord, if
Wall plate
AC power
AC outlet