Some phones ship with a clip to secure the hookswitch. Before
you use your phone, remove the hookswitch clip (if present) from the cradle
area. With the clip removed, the hookswitch lifts slightly when you pick up the
Adjust Handset Rest
If your phone is wall-mounted, you may need to adjust the handset rest to
ensure that the receiver does not slip out of the cradle.
Remove the handset from the cradle and pull the plastic tab from
the handset rest.
Rotate the tab 180 degrees.
Hold the tab between two fingers, with the corner notches facing
Line up the tab with the slot in the cradle and press the tab
evenly into the slot. An extension protrudes from the top of the rotated tab.
Return the handset to the handset rest.
To change the angle of the phone base, adjust the footstand
while pressing the footstand button.
TAPS might be used either for a new phone or to replace an existing phone. To register with TAPS, pick up the handset, enter the TAPS extension provided by your system administrator, and follow the voice prompts. You might need to enter your entire extension, including the area code. After your phone displays a confirmation message, hang up. The phone restarts.
You can use a wired headset with your Cisco Unified IP Phone.
If you use a Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G, 7965G, or 7975G, you can use a
wireless headset with the wireless headset remote hookswitch
Although Cisco Systems performs limited internal testing of
third-party headsets for use with the Cisco Unified IP Phones, Cisco does not
certify or support products from headset (or handset) vendors.
Cisco recommends the use of good quality headsets that are screened against unwanted radio frequency (RF) and
audio frequency (AF) signals. Depending on the quality of the headsets and
their proximity to other devices such as mobile phones and two-way radios, some
audio noise or echo may still occur. An audible hum or buzz may be heard by
either the remote party or by both the remote party and the Cisco Unified IP
Phone user. Humming or buzzing sounds can be caused by a range of outside
sources: for example, electric lights, electric motors, or large PC monitors.
In some cases, hum may be reduced or eliminated by using a local power
cube or power injector.
These environmental and hardware inconsistencies in the
locations where Cisco Unified IP Phones are deployed means that there is not a
single headset solution that is optimal for all environments.
Cisco recommends that customers test headsets in their intended
environment to determine performance before making a purchasing decision and
deploying on a large scale.
Beyond physical, mechanical, and technical performance, the audio portion of a headset must sound good to the user and to the party on the far end. Sound quality is subjective and Cisco cannot guarantee the performance of any headsets. However, a variety of headsets from leading headset manufacturers are reported to perform well with Cisco Unified IP Phones.
You can secure the Cisco Unified IP Phones to a desktop
with a laptop cable lock. The lock connects to the security slot on the back
of the phone, and the cable can be secured to a desktop.
The security slot can accommodate a lock that is up to 20 mm wide.
Compatible laptop cable locks include the Kensington laptop cable lock and
laptop cable locks from other manufacturers that can fit into the security slot
on the back of the phone.