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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Appendix A
Auto Attendant: If there is at least one 1080 telephone in your system, it
may be set up to be an auto attendant. The auto attendant is assigned to pick
up a ringing line automatically after a selected number of rings. It may also
be set up to record messages for your extension. The auto attendant plays
the selected auto attendant message and redirects the call if the caller enters
an extension number.
Central message: If a 1080 telephone is assigned as an auto attendant, when
a call is answered by the auto attendant, and a caller presses [9], a central
message, one not intended for any particular extension, is created.
Centrex service: This is a special subscriber service which may be available from
your local telephone company for a fee. This 1040 telephone can be used with
Centrex service.
DND: When activated, the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature prevents
interruptions during a call.
DSL: Digital subscriber line, (DSL) service is available from your telephone
company for a fee. It allows you to receive high-speed internet through
your telephone line(s). Some special equipment, splitters and/or filters, are
required for the telephone and data service to work properly together.
DTAD: The Digital Telephone Answering Device is a sophisticated, tapeless
answering system built into the 1080 telephone. In some installations,
messages for your phone can be recorded on a 1080 in your system.
Line group: A group of system telephones sharing some lines within a multi-
telephone system.
Mailbox: A place to store answering system messages. A 1080 phone can
store system extension messages for your extension.
Navigation keys: These are the buttons used when programming your 1040
phone and for scrolling through feature options ([ENTER], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ]).
Prime line: This is the line on the telephone you assign to be selected
automatically when you lift the handset, press [ SPEAKER] or press
[HEADSET] to answer or make a call.
System extension message: The messages recorded for individual 1070 and
1040 telephones that are associated with a 1080 phone’s auto attendant mailbox
(pages 30).
System telephone: Any 1080, 1070 or 1040 telephone in your telephone
system (also called an extension).
Telephone system (or business system): Two or more system telephones
combined to form an interacting system of shared lines. You can have up to
16 system telephones in the system.