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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Telephone operation
Basic phone operation
Call waiting
If you subscribe to call waiting service with your
local telephone company, there will be a beep if
there is an incoming call when you are already on
a call on the same line.
1. Press [FLASH] to put your current call on hold
and take the new call.
2. Press [FLASH] anytime to switch back and forth
between calls.
During a telephone conversation, press [MUTE] to
silence the microphone. You will be able to hear the
other party, but the other party will not be able to
hear you until you press [MUTE] again and resume
speaking. Mute is automatically cancelled when you
end a call.
When mute is active, the MUTE light will be on.
NOTE: Switching from handset to speakerphone
or headset, or from speakerphone or headset to
handset, changing lines, and putting a call on hold
also cancel the mute function.
Temporary tone dialing
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service only, you can
temporarily switch dial pulse to touch-tone dialing
during a call by pressing [*TONE].
1. Dial the number.
2. Press and release [*TONE]. Buttons pressed after
this send touch-tone signals.
3. After you hang up, the phone automatically
returns to pulse dial mode.