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Thank you for your decision to purchase the Skip800 digital
answering system from Philips. We are confident that you will
experience the efficiency and quality set by the Philip's standard.
All of the necessary items for your installation and use are included in this
• one base unit
• one handset
• one user manual
• one AC/AC power adaptor (9V)
• one handset cord
• one telephone line cord

Description of features

11. Play/Stop Button
12. Message Indicator
13. Memory Buttons
14. Redial/Pause Button
15. Flash Button
16. Store Button
17. Dialing Button
18. Speaker Button/Indicator
19. Speaker Volume Control

Reviewing outgoing messages

To erase your recorded outgoing messages

Recording a memo

You can leave message for your household members with this feature. You have
3 minutes to record; press Play/Stop when you have finished. If you exceed the 3
minutes, the machine will stop recording.

Recording a telephone conversation (2-way recording)

While you are having a telephone conversation, you can also record it. The machine
will stop recording when has expired.

Recording incoming Messages: Make sure the unit is in

the Answer/Record mode.

The following conditions will terminate your incoming

message recording:

The maximum time allowed, 3 minutes, is exceeded. A beep tone will
be heard.
There is a silence of more than 7 seconds. A beep tone will be heard.
You answer the call before the call is complete (refer to Screening an incoming
Memory is full.

Listening to recorded messages

There are 2 types of messages:

Stored messages:

These are messages that have been played back completely. The Status indicator
lights up but does not blink.

New messages:

New messages are messages that are unplayed or not played back completely.
The Status indicator will blink.

Reviewing new messages

Listening to old messages

Repeat the steps as in Listening to new messages.

Mutual listening of recorded messages

During phone conversation, both you and your caller can listen to the recorded

Private listening of recorded messages

You can also listen in private to the messages.

The following functions can be accessed during playback:

Press to stop the message playback.
Press and hold for about 2 seconds to fast forward.
Press and hold for about 2 seconds to fast rewind.
Press to skip to the next message.
Press to repeat the same message.
Press at the start of a message to skip back to the previous message.
Press to remove message. (refer to Erasing messages for details)

Erasing messages

When the blinks, press Info to check the status.

Selective erase

Complete erase (for stored messages only)

Operating the remote-access feature

You can give commands to your answering machine from another telephone by
entering the 4-digit remote code.
1.Dial the telephone number. (use a tone-generating telephone or a beeper)
2.The answering machine will answer after the set number of rings. If it is set in
the Answer-Off mode, it will answer after 9 rings.
3.Press or to stop the outgoing message announcement.
4.After a short beep is heard, enter your remote code.
5.Press to listen to the Help commands.
note : If remote code entry is successful, a long beep will be heard. You will
hear messages and can proceed to enter commands to your answering
: If 3 short beeps are heard, enter remote code again.
: If failed for 3 trials, the answering machine will hang up.
: If silence maintains for 7 seconds, the anwering machine will hang up.
: To Change your out going message, press 8 .

While listening to the message playback, you can do

the following:

to skip back to the previous message.
Press 7 to repeat the current message.
Press 8 to play or stop message playback.
Press 9 to skip forward to the next message.
to erase the message being played.

The Help commands (Press )

Press 1 to switch to Answer/Record mode.
to switch to Answer Only mode.
to switch to Answer Off and to release the line immediately.
Press 4 to record Answer/Record; press again to stop.
Press 5 to record Answer Only out going message; press again to stop.
Press 8 to play message or to stop.

Remote Playback Pause

When no commands are given for up to 3 minutes, the voice will announce, to
continue, please press
. If there are still no commands entered, the answering
machine will hang up. But, if you press
, the playback will continue.

Screening an incoming call

This feature allows you to either choose to answer or to ignore the
calling party.
When the caller is recording his/her message, you can terminate the
answering machine by taking the call. But if there are many telephones
connected in parallel to the answering machine, it is possible that
recording will continue even when one of the connected telephones
is already engaged. In this case, you can either press on the
answering machine, or press on the engaged telephone.
1. Memo/2-way Record Button
2. Answer/Record Button
3. Answer Only Button
4. Set Button
5. Info button
6. Display
7. Answerer On/Off Button
8. Rewind Button
9. Forward Button
10. Message Delete
message indicator envelop
answer/record mode
answer only mode
ringer off Indicator
speaker volume
information required,
press Info button
call timer


For immediate access to various settings, press the Info

button located under the door above the LCD:

Press once to set the time and day.
2 times to set the day-time stamp announcement.
3 times to set the answer delay or toll saver feature.
4 times to set the remote code.
5 times to listen to the telephone setting-guidance.

Setting the time and day

Set the hour first, followed by the minute, then the day.

Setting the time/day stamp announcement

If the time the day is not set, the time/day stamp announcement will not be
included in the messages even if it is turned on.

Setting the answer delay or feature

answer delay:

You may set the number of rings before the answering machine answers a call.

toll-save feature:

when calling your own telephone number, this feature allows you time to hang up
and save calling charges. When there are unplayed messages, your telephone will
answer at the second ring. When there are no unplayed messages, it will not
answer until the fifth ring.

Setting the remote code

When using the answering machine for the first time, the remote code is 0000.
For the sake of security, record and use your own remote code.
note : if the setting procedure is not complete, the old remote code will be
: for security purpose, this answering machine is programmed in such a
way that the remote code will not be accidentally announced. If it so
happens that you forgot your recorded remote code, record a new one.

Recording Outgoing Message

There are 2 types of outgoing messages.


the answering machine will both answer and record messages.

Answer Only:

the answering machine will only answer without recording any messages. (To
switch on or off the outgoing message mode, press .)

To record Answer/Record message

You have 60 seconds to record. If your outgoing message is less than 3 seconds,
it will not be recorded.

To record your Answer Only message

You have 3 minutes to record. If your outgoing message is less than 3 seconds, it
will not be recorded.
note : The default outgoing messages are always in the telephone, and can al-
ways be used if your recorded outgoing messages are removed, or if you
want to replace them. In case of memory full, the answering machine will
switch from Answer/Record Mode to Answer Only Mode Automatically.
Info Set
Info Set
Info Set
Info Set


For set up assistance, follow the voice prompt closely and refer to this manual
when necessary.
Telephone line cord
AC/AC power adatpor Handset cord