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Lucent 8110
Using the Features


Auto Answer

Automatically answers the call and turns on the built-in speakerphone.
When this feature is activated, the telephone rings once, and then an alerter tone sounds to notify you that the call has been answered. Your telephone will automatically drop the call and be ready for the next call when the calling party hangs up.

Note: If you are using the 8110 telephone with a System 85 or Definity Generic 1 switch, the line must be assigned as "Data Resticted" in order for this telephone to work properly. Please contact your System Administrator to have this feature assigned to your line.

To have your telephone automatically answer a call

  1. While handset is on-hook, press [Auto]
    • Button released to the "up" position
    • Colored area on bottom of button reminds you that
      Auto Answer feature is active
  2. When a call comes in, the built-in speakerphone on your telephone
    is automatically activated
    • Both you and the other party hear a full ring and then a short
      burst of tone
    • Red light next to [Spkr] goes on
  3. Speak to caller
  4. When callers ends the call, 8110 telephone hangs up automatically
    You can press [Spkr] to end the call
    • The 8110 telephone is now ready for next Auto Answer call

To turn off the Auto Answer feature

  1. Press [Auto]
    • Button reverts to "down" position

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You can press [Flash] instead of pressing the switchhook for features such as Conference Calls and Call Waiting. Check with your System Andministrator to see which features you can use.


Puts a call on hold until you can return to it. While a call is on hold, you can leave your telephone to preform another task.

To put a call on hold

  1. Press [Hold]
    • Red light next to button goes on; call is on hold
    • You may hang up handset; the call remains in hold

To return to the held call

  1. Press [Hold]
    if you have hung up the handset, pick up handset again from the cradle
    • Red light next to button goes off; you are reconnected to the other party
      press [Spkr] to communicate via speakerphone

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Message Waiting

Your Message light flashes to let you know that a caller has left a message for you. You can then follow your System Administrator's local message retrieval procedures to listen to your message.

Note: The Message light also momentarily flashes when the telephone rings

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Turns off the microphone of the built-in speakerphone or the handset. Use when you want to confer with someone in the room with you, but you don't want the other party to hear your conversation

To Mute the other party

  1. Press [Mute]
    • Red light next to [Mute] goes on
    • Other party cannot hear you

To resume talking to the other party

  1. Press [Mute]
    • Red light next to [Mute] gos off
  2. Resume conversation with other party

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Personalized Ring

The 2 tone controls on the side of the telephone allow you to choose your personalized ring pattern. Use to distinguish your incoming calls from other nearby phones.

The tone selector labeled HI--LO will help you select one of 2 tone frequencies.

the tone selector labeled FAST--SLOW will help you select one of 2 tone modulation rates.

The 3-position switch on the side of your telephone allows you to control the volume for the tone ringer

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Programmable Dialing Buttons (Speed Dialing)

The 12 programmable dialing buttons are provided for one-touch dialing for frequently dialed telephone numbers. You can store emergency numbers as well as feature access codes on these buttons.

Note: You can program up to 20 elements (digits and characters, such as Pause or Flash) on a programmable dialing button. If the number you want to store is longer than 20 digits and characters, you can do one of the following:

  • Store up to 20 elements on one button; store the remainder of the elements on a second button. To place a call using these buttons, press the first button, wait until all of the elements have been dialed, then press the second button.
  • Store up to 20 elements on one button; dial the remainder of the elements manually.

To program any of the 12 programmable dialing buttons (while on-hook)

  1. Press the PROGRAM button to enter programming mode
    • You hear a continuous tone while you are in programming mode
  2. Press programmable dialing button on which you want to store the number
    • Tone is briefly interrupted twice
  3. Dial number you want to program on the button, up to 20 elements
    • The tone reminding you that you are in programming mode is interrupted each time you press a dial pad key, the PAUSE button, or [Flash].
    • You hear a rapid error tone if you try to enter more than 20 elements
    • You can use the PAUSE button to program a .5 second pause between a dialing access number (such as 9) and the telephone number, and for certain banking and long-distance services.
      Note: Several depressions of the PAUSE button will produce a multiple of .5 second pauses. For example, pressing PAUSE 3 times produces a combined 1.5 second pause
    • Programmable dialing buttons can also be used to program certain system features. See you System Administrator for system feature codes.
  4. To program another programmable dialing button, repeat Steps 2 and 3.
  5. Press the PROGRAM button when you are ready to exit programming mode.

To dial a number with a programmable dialing button

  1. Pick up handset or press [Spkr]
  2. When you hear dial tone, press the appropriate programmable dialing button
    • Number programmed on the button is automatically dialed

To erase a number stored on a programmable dialing button

  1. Press the PROGRAM button
  2. Press button to be cleared twice
  3. Press the PROGRAM button or lift the handset

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Redial (With Auto-Pause)

The Redial feature automatically redials the last number you dialed from the keypad, either an extension or an outside number. Use to save time in redialing a busy or unanswered number. The number you redial can be up to 20 digits.

The Auto-Pause feature can automatically insert pauses after a dial access number (such as 9) in a redialed number. If you usually wait a short period to obtain a second dial tone after dialing an access code, you can set the waiting time using the Redial feature by programming the Auto-Pause feature as described.

To automatically redial the last number you dialed

  1. Pick up handset or press [Spkr]
  2. Press [Redial]
    • Number is automatically redialed
    • Note: You will hear a rapid error tone if the dialed number is longer than 20 elements.

To program an automatic pause for redialed numbers

  1. While the telephone is on-hook, press the PROGRAM button
  2. Press [Redial]
  3. Press the appropriate access code (such as 9) and number of pauses in order to have a long enough waiting time to obtain a second dial tone.
    For example, if you need 2 pauses inserted between the access code and the remainder of the telephone number you are dialing, press the PAUSE button twice.
    Note: You may store up to 3 different access code/pause combinations. Each code can have up to 3 characters and up to 4 pauses.
  4. Press the PROGRAM button again

To erase all stored access codes

  1. Press the PROGRAM button
  2. Press [Redial] twice
  3. Press the PROGRAM button again

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Allows you to place an answer calls without lifting the handset, or for group conference situations.

To place/answer a call without lifting the handset

  1. Press [Spkr]
    • Red light goes on next to button
  2. Place or answer call
    • Adjust speakerphone volume with sliding arm on right of set
  3. Press [Spkr] again to hang up
    • Red light goes off

To prevent other party from hearing you (Mute)

  1. Press [Mute]
    • Red light next to [Mute] goes on
    • Other party cannot hear you

To resume talking to other party

  1. Press [Mute]
    • Red light next to [Mute] goes off
  2. Resume conversation with other party

To change from speakerphone to handset

  1. Lift handset and talk
    • Red light goes off next to [Spkr]

To change from handset to speakerphone

  1. During a call using the handset, press [Spkr]
    • Red light goes on next to [Spkr]
  2. Hang up handset

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If Your Telephone Does Not Respond

If your 8110 telephone does not respond to any button presses, or if there is no sound, try the following procedure before seeking repair assistance.

  1. Pick up the handset
  2. Press the PROGRAM button
  3. Hang up the handset

If this procedure does not solve the problem, try the following procedures.

  1. Check the connections of the handset and line cords
  2. Replace the handset with the handset of a working 8110 telephone
  3. Move the telephone to a different wall telephone jack

If your 8110 telephone still does not respond, contact your System Administrator for additional instructions for repair or replacement of your telephone.

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