Answering System Features
Overview: The Panasonic KX-TG4222 Digital Cordless Answering
System is a single line, two-handset cordless phone system with an integrated
all-digital answering machine. It has a compact base unit, and features advanced DECT 6.0 Plus technology for enhanced quality and longer range.
DECT 6.0 Plus: DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless
Telecommunications) operates in the 1.9 GHz
frequency range, which means the KX-TG4222 phone will not conflict with other wireless devices such
as computer routers, wireless keyboards, microwave ovens and other common
household devices. DECT 6.0 Plus provides an 80 times increase in signal
correction resolution over conventional DECT 6.0 handsets.
Expandable Cordless System: In addition to the included
cordless handsets, you can add up to four more KX-TGA421 handsets, for a total of six.
All handsets can be registered to the base unit, allowing you to talk from
handset-to-handset, transfer calls, and make conference calls with an outside
Handset Speakerphone: The 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.
1.4" Backlit LCD: The cordless handset features a
backlit 1.4" Full-dot Mono LCD screen that can display up to 16 digits x 3
lines. The handset LCD displays Caller ID information, battery strength, Caller
List, Directory, plus the Function Menu table.
Navigator Key: The
navigator key on the handset is
used to navigate through menus and to select items shown on the display by
pushing it up, down, left, or right. You can easily adjust the receiver or
speaker volume by pressing the navigator key up or down as you talk.
Soft Keys: The handset has three soft keys which allow you
to select the feature shown directly above it on the display. Some of the soft
key functions include Clear, OK, and Pause.
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.
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 base unit's 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 handset 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.
You can review a list of the last five numbers dialed, then call any of those
numbers. Each redial list entry can have a maximum of 48 digits.
Charge/Ringer Indicator: A small LED indicator on the top of
the handset lets you know when the handset is charging. The indicator flashes
quickly when the phone is ringing.
Mute: This system features a Mute key on the cordless
handset. 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.
Hold: While on an outside call, you can place the caller on
Hold. The Hold feature is found in the menu.
Handset Locator: This feature allows you to locate a handset by paging it from the base
unit. All registered handsets are paged simultaneously.
Intercom: This feature lets you set-up a 2-way conversation
between two registered handsets. The base has no intercom capability.
Call Transfer: Calls can be transferred from one handset to
any other registered handset.
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.
Any Key Talk/Auto Talk: The Any Key Talk feature
allows you to press any of the numeric keys, the * key, or the # key 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
Volume Controls: You have the ability to adjust volume
levels for the handset and the handset speakerphone. Choose from four levels when
holding the handset to your ear, and six levels for the speakerphone.
Ringer Options: On the base unit, you can select one of
three ringer volume
settings or Off, while the handset gives you six level settings or Off. On the handset, there
are five ring tones and five ring melodies to choose from.
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
Security: A handset cannot operate unless
it is registered with the base unit.
Battery Information: The phone comes with
two "AAA" rechargeable
Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for each cordless handset. A Ni-MH battery doesn't develop the
"memory" effect like many Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) rechargeable batteries.
- Initial Charge Time:
- Battery Talk Time:
up to 10 hours continuous
- Battery Standby Time:
up to 6 days
Intelligent Eco Mode: The Intelligent Eco Mode feature
automatically reduces the power consumption of the handset by suppressing
handset transmission power when the handset is close to the base unit. This
extends talk time and prolongs battery life.
Wall Mounting: The base unit and battery charger for the
cordless handset can be placed on a desk or table, or can be wall mounted using
the included bracket.
Answering System Features
All-Digital Answering System: The Panasonic KX-TG4222 is
equipped with an all-digital answering system for recording, saving, and
retrieving your messages. Messages are recorded onto an advanced microchip for
quiet operation and easy retrieval.
Total Recording Time: The total time for recording is approximately
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, 2, 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.
Message Alert: When a new
message has been received, the play button 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 (in English or Spanish) 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
- Turn the answering system on or off
Voice Mail Services: The KX-TG4222 will integrate with your
telephone company's voice mail service to make it easier to retrieve your
messages. When you receive a new Voice Mail message, the telephone company sends
special tones to alert you that a new message is available. The KX-TG4222
detects these tones, causing the message indicator on the handset to flash
slowly, and by displaying "New Voice Mail" in the LCD. You can program your
Voice Mail access number (along with your password and any necessary pauses) so
you can dial it automatically to retrieve your messages.
- Width: 3.783"
2.075" (7.438" w/handset)
- Width: 1.892"
- Height: 6.619"
- Depth: 1.173"
- Width: 2.851"
- Height: 1.681" (7.125" w/handset)
- Depth: 2.858"