This guide provides an overview of the features available on
your phone. You can read it completely to understand your
phone capabilities, or see the following table for pointers to commonly used
Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series eLearning Tutorials
(SCCP phones only.)
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series eLearning tutorials use audio and animation to demonstrate basic calling features. You can access eLearning tutorials online (for several phone models) from your personal computer. Look for the eLearning tutorial (English only) for your phone model in the documentation list at this URL:
Although an eLearning tutorial may not be available for your specific Cisco Unified IP Phone, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series eLearning tutorials for an overview of the common Cisco Unified IP Phone features and functionality.
Safety and Performance Information
The following sections provide information about the impact of
power outages and external devices on your Cisco Unified IP Phone.
Your access to emergency service through the phone depends on the phone being powered. If there is a power interruption, Service and Emergency Calling Service dialing will not function until power is restored. In case of a power failure or disruption, you may need to reset or reconfigure the equipment before using the Service or Emergency Calling Service dialing.
Cisco recommends using good quality external devices such as headsets, cables, and connectors that are shielded against unwanted radio frequency (RF) and audio frequency (AF) signals.
Not all Cisco IP Telephony products support external devices, cords or cables. For more information, consult the documentation for your phone.
Depending on the quality of these devices and their proximity to other devices such as mobile phones or two-way radios, some audio noise may still occur. In these cases, Cisco recommends that you take one or more of these actions:
Move the external device away from the source of the RF or AF signals.
Route the external device cables away from the source of the RF or AF signals.
Use shielded cables for the external device, or use cables with a better shield and connector.
Shorten the length of the external device cable.
Apply ferrites or other such devices on the cables for the external device.
Cisco cannot guarantee the performance of external devices, cables, and connectors.
In European Union countries, use only external speakers, microphones, and headsets that are fully compliant with the EMC Directive [89/336/EC].
Phone Behavior During Times of Network Congestion
Anything that degrades network performance can
affect Cisco IP Phone voice
and video quality, and in some cases, can
cause a call to drop. Sources of
network degradation can include, but are not limited to, the
tasks, such as an internal port scan or security scan
occur on your network, such as a Denial of Service
To reduce or eliminate any adverse effects
to the phones, schedule administrative network tasks during a
time when the phones are not being used or exclude the phones
Cisco Product Security Overview
This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to
United States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer, and
use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply third-party
authority to import, export, distribute, or use encryption. Importers,
exporters, distributors, and users are responsible for compliance with U.S. and
local country laws. By using this product you agree to comply with applicable
laws and regulations. If you are unable to comply with U.S. and local laws,
return this product immediately.