Nortel T7316 Instructions

By Keith Testa

Productivity at work is paramount. Telephones designed for office settings, like the T7316 from Nortel, are manufactured to make that work a little easier. Unfortunately, the instruction books and manuals that come with office phones often read like a foreign language. But it doesn't have to be that difficult. Setting up and operating a T7316 is not nearly as complicated as you might think; in fact, you could be on your way to increased productivity in a matter of minutes.

Basic Setup

It's simple to get started using your T7316. A vital button to get acquainted with right away is the "Feature" button, as it allows you to perform most operations during setup. The "Feature" button is located just below and to the right of the display window near the top of the handset and features the Nortel logo.Other key features include the telephone light, a red light located in the top-left corner of the phone next to the receiver that flashes when a call is incoming, and the display buttons, a series of three keys just below the LCD display at the top of the phone that allow you to make several screen adjustments.The volume control buttons appear just below the dial pad. Turn the volume down by pushing the left button and turn it back up by pushing the right button.The "Release" button, a red button at the left side above the dial pad, allows you to end a current call or escape from a current feature.To adjust the contrast level on your screen, press the "Feature" button, followed by "*" (star) and "7." The up and down keys allow you to adjust the setting; select your setting by pressing "OK" (according to the T7316 online user card).You can also pick the primary language by pressing "Feature," followed by "*" (star), "5," "0" and "1" and then selecting a language.

Setting Your Speed Dials

Anyone in an office setting realizes how critical it is to have numbers stored in memory for easy dialing, and the T7316 makes setup a snap.According to the user card, press "Feature," "*" (star), "1" and then select the memory button you wish to set. Then dial the number and press "OK" to store the number in memory. Follow the same process to store internal numbers, such as extensions of co-workers, by replacing the external phone number with an extension before pressing "OK."If you need to clear or erase a memory button, press "Feature," "*" (star), "1" and press the memory button you wish to erase. Then simply press "OK."

Time for Talking

The display along the right side near the bottom of the telephone will illustrate all the lines available. To make a call, simply pick up the telephone and press one of the lines, which should create a dial tone and allow you to make an outgoing call.To answer the telephone, simply pick up the receiver. You may need to select the line that is ringing---indicated by a flashing light on the display---by pressing the appropriate button.To put a call on hold, locate the "Hold" button, a red button below the "Feature" button, and press it. To pick up the line on hold, press the button corresponding with the appropriate line. (The user card also indicates that calls are automatically placed on hold when switching from one line to another.)Another useful button is the "Mute" button, located below the dial pad at the bottom-left corner (it is the farthest left of three small buttons). To mute the telephone, simply press the button. The phone remains muted, including on any ensuing incoming calls, until the button is pressed again.For more information or for more detailed instructions, see References.