S2i seems to use the same proprietary
'operating system' as the old BT cordless DECT telephones I grew up with, and the beep is actually just a tangible confirmation that the unit has commenced charging.
To turn it off, you need to undertake the following with the phone on its default screen (i.e.: displaying the handset's name, date and time):
- Press the right softkey (next to the 'R' key and above the end call button) to enter the telephone's menu
- The new screen that pops up should have the text "Answer machine", with a little cassette icon
- Press down on the square directional arrow pad located in the middle of the telephone (this key also has an [MSN-like] icon of two cartooned silouettes)
- This should present you with the "Sound" portion of the phone's menu
- Press the right softkey again to enter the sound sub-menu
- Press the down arrow key on the directional arrow pad to highlight the "Tones" option
- Press the right softkey once more to enter the tones sub-menu
- You should be presented with the following: "Key beeps " (this "" portion of the above should be highlighted in white) and "Confirmation"
- Scroll down using the down key to reveal the other settings - in total, these are: "Key beeps", "Confirmation", "Battery low" and "Out of range" - each having its own "" or "" option located directly below it.
- Using the right and/or left keys on the directional keypad (these have an envelope and book sign on them, respectively, also) turn each of the "" options for all four of the above settings to "".
- This should prevent the telephone beeping once placed back on the base to charge!
Just in case, here is a quick guide to what exactly those four settings control - should you want to selectively re-enable any of them:
"Key beeps": This setting controls both the beeps made by pressing down any key on the telephone, AS WELL AS the beep produced by the phone being returned to its base to charge. One to definitely
"Confirmation": This setting controls the rather annoying beep produced every time a setting is confirmed, after changing it, or when the right softkey
is pressed to "OK" the change. Again, this is one to avoid enabling!
The "Battery low" and "Out of range" settings control the beeps made when the telephone is low on battery and out of the range of its base unit/reciever respectively. If you rarely charge your phone, or use it often in the garden/more than one hundred metres
away from the main base unit, it may be wise to leave these options enabled. Otherwise, I would suggest selecting the "" settings for these, as they can cause some particularly loud beeps at rather inopportune times, especially when telephoning someone late at night.
I hope this helps, and as a fixya
newbie I apologise
if I have provided a somwehat
too comprehensive answer to your query!
Ghost3203 - the purported resident iDECT
S2i guru... :)
P.S.: Should anyone require a Binatone iDECT
S2i manual, this is the only online
-available copy - actaully
produced for the British department store Marks and Spencers: http://www.binatonegps.com/_global/files/S2i%20user%20guide%20for%20UK%20M&S_080513%20v1.pdf. However, Adobe PDF Reader (or equivalent) is a prerequisite to reading the above document.