Out of 28 Ratings

Owner's of the AT&T Telephone 1040 gave it a score of 4.0 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.96 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.07 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.12 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.04 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.9 out of 5
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• When the telephone
automatically redials, it
always uses the prime
• While reviewing the
numbers in the redial
stack, if you want to
place a new call other
than the displayed
number, you need
to press and hold
[ENTER] or wait for
30 seconds to return
to idle.
• Within the 30-second
auto redialing period,
you must lift the
handset, or press
[HEADSET] if you
want to stay in the
call, otherwise, the
line will hang up and
redial again.
• During these 30
seconds, if you want
to end the auto-
redial attempts, press
[ SPEAKER] twice
(or [HEADSET] twice
if the headset is
being used).
Telephone operation
Basic phone operation
This phone can automatically redial a number
every 60 seconds up to ten times. When the
phone automatically redials the number, it always
uses the line you originally used to dial the call.
1. Follow the instructions under Redial stack,
(page 17), to find the number you want to call.
2. Press a [LINE] button.
Press [ SPEAKER] or [HEADSET].
Press [ENTER]. Scroll to AUTO REDIAL and
then press [ENTER] again.
3. When the other line rings or the other party
answers, to speak with the other party, lift the
Press [ SPEAKER].
Press [HEADSET] if the headset is connected to
speak with the other party.
While auto-redial is active:
The telephone will activate the speakerphone
or headset (depending on the AUTOMATIC MODE
you set, page 39 of the installation guide) and
call the desired number automatically. The
[(AUTO) REDIAL] light will flash.
If the line is busy, there is a busy tone lasting for
approximately 20-25 seconds before hanging
up. After another 30 seconds, the call will be
redialed again. The [(AUTO) REDIAL] light will
remain on.
NOTE: During these 30 seconds, if you want
to stop the auto-redial feature, press [(AUTO)
This process will be repeated up to 10 times or until
the called number is free to accept calls. If the line
is still busy after 10 attempts, no more attempts
will be made.