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 F
FCC and ACTA information
If this equipment was approved for connection to the telephone network prior
to July 23, 2001, it complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules. If the equipment was approved after that date, it
complies with the Part 68 rules and with the Technical Requirements for Con-
nection of Equipment to the Telephone Network adopted by the Administra-
tive Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). We are required to provide you
with the following information.
1. Product identifier and REN information
The label on the back or bottom of this equipment contains, among other
things, an identifier indicating product approval and the Ringer Equivalence
Number (REN). This information must be provided to your local telephone com-
pany upon request. For equipment approved prior to July 23, 2001, the product
identifier is preceded by the phrase “FCC Reg No.” and the REN is listed sepa-
rately. For equipment approved after that date, the product identifier is pre-
ceded by “US” and a colon (:), and the REN is encoded in the product identifier
without a decimal point as the sixth and seventh characters following the colon.
For example, the product identifier US:AAAEQ03T123XYZ would indicate an REN
of 0.3.
The REN is used to determine how many devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still have them ring when you are called. In most, but not all
areas, the sum of all RENS should be five (5.0) or less. You may want to contact
your local telephone company for more information.
2. Connection and use with the nationwide telephone network
The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and
the telephone network must comply with the applicable part 68 rules and
technical requirements adopted by ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and
modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be connected to a
compatible modular jack that is also compliant. An RJ11 jack should normally
be used for connecting to a single line and an RJ14 jack for two lines, see
installation instructions in the user’s manual. This equipment may not be used
with coin telephone lines or with party lines. If you have specially wired alarm
dialing equipment connected to your telephone line, ensure the connection of
this equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions
about what will disable the alarm equipment, consult your telephone company
or qualified installer.
3. Repair instructions
If this equipment is malfunctioning, it must be unplugged from the modular jack
until the problem has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can
only be made by the manufacturer or its authorized agents. For repair procedures,
follow the instructions outlined under the limited warranty.