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Buttons and Hardware

Your phone provides quick access to your phone lines, features, and call sessions.

Features

1Phone screenShows information about  your phone, including directory number,  call information (for example  caller ID, icons for an active call or call on hold) and available  softkeys.

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Session buttons

Each corresponds with an active call or a call function.  When you press the button, the action  depends  on the state of the phone:

•   Active calls—Causes the phone  to take the default  action  for an active call. For example,  if you press the session button for a ringing call, the call is answered  and if you press the button on a held call, the call resumes.  Session information, such as caller ID and call duration, appears  on the phone screen next to the session button.

•   Call functions—When a session button is not being used for an active call, it can be used to initiate  functions  on the phone,  as indicated  by the adjacent  phone  screen icons. For example,  press the session button to display missed calls, take the phone  off hook, or dial your voice-messaging  system (with a Voicemail icon).

Color  LEDs reflect the call state. LEDs can flash (blink on and off rapidly),  pulse (alternately dim and brighten),  or appear  solid (glow without interruption).

•   Flashing amber —Ringing call. Press this button to answer the call.

•   Solid green  —May be a connected  call or an outgoing  call that is not yet connected.  If the call is connected,  press this button to display the call details or the participants of a conference call. If the call is not yet connected,  press this button to end the call.

•   Pulsing green —Held call. Press this button to resume the held call.

•   Solid red  —Shared line in-use remotely.  Press this button to barge in on the call (if Barge is enabled).

•   Pulsing red —Shared line call put on hold remotely.  Press this button to resume the held call.

(The positions  of the session buttons and feature  buttons can be reversed on phones  that  use a locale with a right-to-left  reading orientation, such as Hebrew  and Arabic.)

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Softkey buttons

Allow you to access the softkey options  (for the selected call or menu item) displayed  on your phone  screen.

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Back button

Returns  to the previous  screen or menu.

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Release button

Ends a connected  call or session.

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Navigation pad and

Select button

The four-way  Navigation pad allows you to scroll through  menus, highlight  items, and move within  a text input  field.

The Select button (center of the Navigation pad) allows you to select a highlighted  item.

The Select button is lit (white) when the phone  is in Power Save or Power Save Plus mode. Press the Select button to override Power Save and Power Save Plus mode.

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Conference  button

Creates  a conference  call.

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Hold  button

Places a connected  call on hold.

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Transfer  button

Transfers  a call.

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Keypad

Allows you to dial phone  numbers,  enter letters, and choose menu items (by entering  the item number).

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Speakerphone button

Selects the speakerphone as the default  audio path  and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. During a call, the button is lit green.

The speakerphone audio  path  does not change until a new default audio  path  is selected (for example,  by picking up the handset).

If external  speakers  are connected,  the Speakerphone button selects them as the default  audio  path.

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Mute  button

Toggles the microphone on or off during  a call. When the microphone is muted,  the button is lit red.

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Headset  button

Selects the headset  as the default  audio  path  and initiates  a new call, picks up an incoming  call, or ends a call. During  a call, the button is lit green.

A headset  icon     in the phone  screen header  line indicates  the headset is the default  audio  path.  This audio  path  does not change until a new default  audio  path  is selected (for example,  by picking up the handset).

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Volume button

Controls the handset,  headset,  and speakerphone volume (off hook)

and the ringer volume (on hook).

Silences the ringer on the phone  if an incoming  call is ringing.

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Messages button

Auto-dials  your voicemail system (varies by system).

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Applications  button

Opens/closes the Applications menu. Depending on how your system administrator sets up the phone,  use it to access applications such as call history,  preferences,  and phone  information.

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Contacts button

Opens/closes  the Contacts menu. Depending  on how your system administrator sets up the phone,  use it to access personal  directory, corporate directory,  or call history.

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Phone display

Can be positioned to your preferred  viewing angle.

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Programmable feature buttons (also called feature  buttons)

Each corresponds with a phone  line, speed dial, and calling feature. Press a button for a phone  line to display the active calls for that  line.

If you have multiple  lines, you may have an All Calls button that displays a consolidated list of all calls from all lines (oldest at the top). Then it is recommended that you keep your phone in the All Calls view.

Color  LEDs indicate  the line state:

•   Amber—Ringing call on this line

•   Green—Active or held call on this line

•   Red—Shared line in-use remotely

(The positions  of the session buttons and feature  buttons can be reversed on phones  that  use a locale with a right-to-left  reading orientation, such as Hebrew  and Arabic.)

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Handset with light strip

The handset  light strip lights up to indicate a ringing call (flashing red)

or a new voice message (steady red).

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