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Expandable cordless phone system with answering machine

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by Ralph Graves
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Panasonic's KX-TG4022N expandable phone system gives you clear conversation with reduced noise and wider cordless range. This set operates in the 1.9 GHz frequency bandwidth so it won't cause problems with Wi-Fi® computer networks or other common wireless devices.

Speakerphones built into the handsets let you keep your hands free while you chat. And if you want to expand this system to accommodate a large household or small business, you can add up to four handsets — for a total of six — using just one phone jack.

DECT cordless technology
The KX-TG4022N uses DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology for clear conversations with reduced noise and excellent cordless range. It operates on the 1.9 GHz frequency bandwidth, so it won't interfere with Wi-Fi® computer networks or other common wireless devices. If you want to expand this system to accommodate a large household or small business, you can add up to four more handsets — for a total of six — still using just one phone jack.

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Highlights:

  • uses DECT 6.0 cordless phone standard
  • 1.9 GHz frequency range avoids interference with Wi-Fi® networks
  • multi-handset operation (add up to 4 optional handsets for a total of 6)
  • built-in digital answering machine
  • backlit LCD display on handset
  • handset speakerphones
  • conferencing between outside line and up to two handsets
  • NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Type of Cordless
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DECT 6.0 Plus (1.9 GHz)
Caller ID
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Yes
LCD on Base or Handset
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Handset
Directory Capacity
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50
Speed Dial Memories
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None
Hold
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Yes
Speakerphone
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Yes
Flash Key
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Yes
Ringer off
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Yes
Base Keypad
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No
Illuminated Keypad
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No
Headset-Compatible
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No
Base to Handset Paging
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Yes
Digital Answering Machine
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Yes
Wall Mounting
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • KX-TG4022N base unit
  • PNLC1010 Battery charger
  • Two KX-TGA402 handsets
  • 4 HHR-55AAABU "AAA" Ni-MH batteries (1.2V/550mAh)
  • Two PQLV219 AC Adapters each with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 6.5 V/500mA)
  • 6' Telephone cord
  • Wall mounting adapter
  • 2 Belt clips
  • Operating Instructions

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Telephone Features
Answering System Features
Dimensions

Telephone Features

DECT 6.0 Plus: DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) Plus technology improves on the original DECT 6.0. The error correction frequency is increased up to 80x, which increases the range and improves the transmission quality. Operating in the 1.9 GHz frequency range, the KX-TG4022 phone will not conflict with other wireless devices such as computer routers, wireless keyboards, microwave ovens and other common household devices.

Expandable Cordless System: In addition to the two included cordless handsets, you can add up to four more KX-TGA651 (133TGA651) handsets, for a total of six.

Intelligent Eco Mode: The phone's Intelligent Eco mode automatically reduces handset power consumption when you're using the handset close to the base unit. This feature extends the available talk time by suppressing the power it takes to transmit to the base unit. The "ECO" icon appears in the handset display when activated.

Handset Speakerphone: Each cordless handset can double as a speakerphone for hands-free conversations. The handset is squared on the bottom, allowing you to stand it up on a table top while you talk hands-free.

3-Line LCD: The cordless handsets feature a backlit 3-line LCD screen which displays Caller ID information, battery strength, Caller List, Directory, plus the Function Menu table. You can adjust the contrast of the LCD from 1-6.

Navigator Keys: The four directional navigator keys on the handsets are used to navigate through menus and to select items shown on the display by pushing it up, down, left, or right.

Caller ID: This unit is compatible with Caller ID services offered by your telephone company. If you subscribe to Caller ID, the caller's name and phone number will be displayed and recorded in the handset's Caller List.

Call Waiting Caller ID: If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, when talking on the phone as another call comes in, the second caller's name and phone number will be displayed.

Ringer/Message Indicators: Each handset has a ringer indicator LED on the top that will flash quickly whenever a call comes in. When the answering machine has received a message, the message indicator inside the "Play" button will flash.

Caller List: The unit records information for the last 50 callers and stores this information in the Caller List. The unit can show the number of calls you missed. You can call back any number in the caller list. Once a number is in the Caller List, it can be manually or automatically edited (to add or remove area codes or prefixes), saved in the Directory, or deleted.

Shared Phonebook: All handsets registered to the base unit can use the unit's phonebook. Up to 50 names and phone numbers can be stored in the phonebook. You can enter names up to 16 characters, and phone numbers up to 24 digits. A pause can be entered in the phone number if required for dialing. Each pause is stored as one digit and the pause is approximately 3.5 seconds. The directory names are sorted alphabetically.

Chain Dial: You can dial a number from the phone while on a call using Chain Dial. This can be used to dial a calling card access number, dial a PIN number, etc. without having to dial it manually.

Redial List: You can review a list of the last five numbers dialed, then call any of those numbers.

Mute: This system features a Mute key on the cordless handsets. If you wish to temporarily mute the conversation, you can mute the handset so the other party cannot hear you, but you can still hear them.

Handset Locator: This feature allows you to locate a handset by paging it from the base unit. All handsets are paged simultaneously.

Intercom: This feature lets you set-up a 2-way conversation between two handsets.

Call Transfer: Calls can be transferred from one handset to any other handset.

Conference Calls: Two handsets can have a conference call with an outside party.

Privacy Mode: You can prevent users of other handsets from joining your conversations by engaging the Privacy Mode in the Initial Setting menu. To allow other users to join your conversation (call share), you can turn the Privacy Mode off.

Call Share: Call Share allows a second cordless handset to join an existing external call by pressing one button.

Any Key Talk/Auto Talk: The Any Key Talk feature allows you to press any of the numeric keys, the * key, the # key, or the intercom button to answer a call. When the handset is on the charger base, the Auto Talk feature allows you to answer a call by simply picking up the handset. Auto Talk can be turned on/off in the menu.

Volume Controls: You have the ability to adjust volume levels for both the handset and the speakerphone. Choose from four levels when holding the handset to you ear, and six levels for the speakerphone.

Ringer Options: You can select one of six ringer volume settings or Off. You can also choose between five ring tones and five ring melodies.

Temporary Tone Dialing: If you are using a pulse dialing system, you can temporarily switch to tone dialing to enter numbers for answering services, electronic banking services, company phone directories, etc. When you hang up, the mode switches back to pulse dialing.

Flash Key: If you have the Call Waiting service, you can use the flash key to put the first call on hold, allowing you to answer a second incoming call. You can adjust the length of the flash time if necessary.

Belt Clip: The included belt clips can be attached to the back of the cordless handsets so that you can hook them onto your belt.

Security: A handset cannot operate unless it is registered with the base unit.

Battery Information: The phone comes with four "AAA" rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries (two for each handset). A Ni-MH battery doesn't develop the "memory" effect like many Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) rechargeable batteries do.

  • Initial Charge Time: 7 hours
  • Battery Talk Time: up to 13 hours continuous
  • Battery Standby Time: up to 6 days

Wall Mounting: The base unit and battery charger for the second handset can be placed on a desk or table, or can be wall mounted. The base unit requires using the included bracket. The battery charger has two keyhole slots for wall mounting.

Answering System Features

Total Recording Time: The total time for recording is approximately 18 minutes for all messages (including greeting). A maximum of 64 messages can be recorded. All messages are saved until you delete them. When the memory is full, an indicator on the base unit flashes rapidly, "Messages Full" is shown on the handset display, and, if you use the pre-recorded greeting message, the unit automatically switches to another pre-recorded greeting that asks callers to call again later.

Caller's Recording Time: You can select 1 minute or 3 minutes for recording incoming messages. Individual messages can be played back and erased from the base unit or the handsets.

Greetings: You can record a personal greeting of up to 2 minutes. The unit also comes with 2 pre-recorded messages; one used when the unit has no available recording time, and one used when a message will be recorded.

Number of Rings: You can set the number of rings before the answering system answers the call. Your choices are 2 to 7 rings, or Toll Saver. When set to Toll Saver, the unit will answer on the second ring when there is at least one new message, or on the fifth ring when there are no new messages. This allows you to save on toll charges for the call by hanging up when you hear the third ring, knowing there are no messages.

Call Screening: You can listen to an incoming message as the caller leaves it using the handset's speaker.

Voice Day/Time Stamp: With each message the unit announces the day and time the message was recorded.

Message Alert: When a new message has been received, the message indicator on the base unit will flash, and "New Message" is displayed on the handsets' display.

Remote Operation: You can operate the Answering System from any touch-tone phone. The system is protected by a three-digit remote code to prevent unauthorized access. You can either use the unit's voice prompts or direct commands by pressing keys. During remote operation, you can perform the following functions:

  • Playback all messages or playback new messages only
  • Repeat or skip a message
  • Play the greeting
  • Record a new greeting
  • Erase currently playing message or all messages
  • Turn the answering system on or off

Regarding Voice Mail Services: The KX-TG4022 does not integrate with Voice Mail service offered by your telephone company. If you wish to use the Voice Mail service, you should turn off the phone's answering system. If you choose to use the phone's answering service, you should set the unit's ring count so that the unit answers calls before the Voice Mail service does. This may involve changing the number of rings of the Voice Mail service. This phone does not have an indicator to let you know you have a new Voice Mail message.

Dimensions

Base Unit:

  • Width: 4.877"
  • Height: 2.125" (7.5" with handset in charger)
  • Depth: 5.032"
  • On Wall Mount: W=4.877", H=5", D=5.625"

Extra Charger:

  • Width: 2.817"
  • Height: 2.013" (7.4375" with handset in charger)
  • Depth: 3.375"

Handset:

  • Width: 1.886"
  • Height: 6.627"
  • Depth: 1.1875"
 
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Written By DONALD D, KETTERING OHIO on Friday, April 15, 2011
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THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT. IT'S THE BEST PANASONIC PHONE SYSTEM
ON THE MARKET. THE PHONE HAS A LOT OF FEATURES. I WILL TELL
ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
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Written By Bill, Reform Alabama on Monday, June 14, 2010
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After a week of use this phone is outstanding. The keypad is large eazy to read the operation is simple. You do not have to be a geek to operate. The range is good and so far the battery has lasted well., i am real pleased at this point. I had a another brand and this phone is twice the phone.
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