Headset Answers > How do I Set up a Marathon as a Stand Alone Phone?

(Marathon Discontinued)

The Marathon is one of our few wireless headsets that can be used as a stand-alone telephone! To do this, the Customer NEEDS A DIAL PAD! Here is the set-up for the Marathon when NO other telephone is in use!

How to Set Up a Marathon As a Stand-Alone Phone!

Step 1) Remove the cover from the back of the Marathon Base.

Step 2) Have the Customer find the POWER CABLE for Marathon and plug it into the back of the base where it says POWER (green dot jack).

Step 3) Plug one side of the TEL WALL JACK cord into the TEL WALL JACK (red dot jack) in the back of the base. Plug the other side of the TEL WALL JACK cord directly into the telephone jack in the wall. *If connecting to a phone modem for a Customer with digital phone service, a DSL Filter may be necessary, this comes from the phone service provider!

Step 4) MAKE SURE NO LIFTER MODE LIGHT IS ON. You change the lifter mode/no lifter mode by pressing the MODE button on the charging base (next to the Mic Volume buttons)!

Step 5) A DIAL PAD is REQUIRED to make calls!! To pair the dial pad with the base, follow the instructions on HDS Answers Article #1533

That’s it! You’re done! The Dial Pad and headset will now function as wireless telephone system!

The Curly Cord Jack (light blue dot jack) will be empty (the curly cord stays plugged into the telephone).

The Lifter Jack (dark blue dot jack) will be empty.

The Base Jack (orange dot jack) in the headset base will remain empty! The Customer should set the orange BASE JACK cord aside!

Please Note that the Marathon has to charge for 6 Hours before 1st use!

Charging it overnight is even better! Set up a Product Support callback for the Customer for 6+ hours in the future (or the next day) if they have not charged it yet! We will be happy to help them test it out!