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Important safety instructions.
This abridged user’s manual provides you
with basic installation and use instructions.
A limited set of features are described in
abbreviated form.
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Telephone base
(1 for DS6291)
(2 for DS6291-2)
(3 for DS6291-3)
(5 for DS6292-5)
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Charger
(1 for DS6291-2)
(2 for DS6291-3)
(4 for DS6292-5)
Telephone base
adapter
Telephone line cord
Battery
(1 for DS6291)
(2 for DS6291-2)
(3 for DS6291-3)
(5 for DS6292-5)
Quick start
guide
23 –
Connect the telephone base
/HOME
• Make a home call.
• Answer a home or cell call.
• Hang up a home call.
Charger adapter
(1 for DS6291-2)
(2 for DS6291-3)
(4 for DS6292-5)
Abridged user’s
manual
Important Safety
Instructions
3 – Right Soft key
• Press to select the menu item displayed
above the key.
• While in a menu, press to select an item; or
save an entry or setting.
Left
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Soft key
• Press to return to the previous menu.
4–
/CELL 1 and
/CELL 2
• Make a cell call.
• Answer a home or cell call.
• Answer an incoming cell call when you hear
a call waiting alert.
5 – /HOME/FLASH
• Make a home call.
• Answer a home or cell call.
• Press to put the current call on hold when
you receive an incoming call.
• Answer an incoming home call when you
hear a call waiting alert.
6–1
• Press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front
of the caller ID log entry before dialing or
saving it to the directory.
• Press and hold to set or dial your voicemail
number.
24 – MUTE
• Mute the microphone during a call.
• Silence the ringer temporarily while the
telephone base is ringing.
Charge the battery
25 – USB port
• Connect and charge your cell phones.
• Press and hold to enter quiet mode.
• Press repeatedly to show other dialling
options when reviewing a caller ID log entry.
2. Rotate the wall mount bracket down to wall mount
position and then push it into the telephone base
until it clicks into place.
• For best performance, keep the handset in the
telephone base or charger when not in use.
• The battery is fully charged after 12 hours of
continuous charging.
The following table summarizes the battery
charge indicators and actions to take.
Connect
NOTES
• Use only the adapters provided.
• Even if you do not subscribe to any conventional
telephone service, you can pair a Bluetooth
enabled cell phone to your telephone base (see
Bluetooth), and use the cell line alone without
plugging in a telephone line cord.
• The adapters are intended for a vertical or floor
mount position. The prongs are not designed to
hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a ceiling,
under-the-table, or cabinet outlet.
Install the battery
Install the battery as shown below.
NOTES
• Use only the supplied battery.
• If the handset will not be used for a long time,
disconnect and remove the battery to prevent
possible leakage.
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TIP
• If you subscribe to digital subscriber line (DSL)
high-speed Internet service through your
telephone line, make sure you install a DSL
filter (not included) between the telephone line
cord and telephone wall jack. Contact your DSL
service provider for more information.
THIS SIDE UP
After you install your telephone or power returns
following a power outage, the handset or
telephone will prompt you to set the date and time.
If you choose to set up the date and time at a
later stage, you can do it manually.
Battery
indicators
Battery status
Action
The screen
is blank, or
shows Place
in charger
and
flashes.
The battery
has no charge
or very little
charge. The
handset cannot
be used.
Charge without
interruption
(at least
30 minutes).
The screen
shows Low
battery and
flashes.
The battery has
enough charge
to be used for a
short time.
Charge without
interruption
(at least
30 minutes).
The screen
shows
HANDSET X.
The battery is
charged.
To keep the
battery charged,
place it in the
telephone base
or charger when
not in use.
Tabletop to wall mount installation
The telephone comes ready for tabletop use.
If you have already installed the telephone for
tabletop use, unplug the telephone line cord
from the telephone wall jack, and unplug the
telephone base power adapter from the wall
outlet before mounting your telephone on a
wall. Follow the steps below to mount your
telephone on a wall.
Make sure you set the date and time including
the year correctly; otherwise the answering
system does not announce the correct day of the
week for your recorded messages time stamp.
1. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month,
date, and year, and then press NEXT .
2. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour
and minute.
3. Scroll to choose AM or PM, and then
press SAVE to save.
NOTES
1 – Charging pole
Before use
•
Once you have installed the battery, the
battery indicators show the battery status (see
the table below).
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VOLUME/ /CID
• Review the caller ID log when the phone is
not in use.
• Decrease the listening volume during a call
or message playback.
• Scroll down while in a menu, or in the
directory, caller ID log, or redial list.
• Move the cursor to the left when entering
numbers or names.
13 – OFF/CANCEL
• Hang up a call.
• Silence the ringer temporarily while the
handset is ringing.
• Press and hold to erase the missed call
indicator while the phone is not in use.
• Press to return to the previous menu, or
press and hold to return to idle mode,
without making changes.
14 –
• Press to add a space when entering names.
15 –
• Press and hold to enter quiet mode.
• Press repeatedly to show other dialing options
when reviewing a caller ID log entry.
16 – MUTE/DELETE
• Mute the microphone during a call.
• Delete digits or characters while using the
dialing keys.
• Delete the playing message on the handset.
• Silence the ringer temporarily while the
handset is ringing.
Bluetooth
To use a Bluetooth enabled cell phone or
headset with your DS6291/DS6292, you must
first pair and connect your Bluetooth cell phone
or headset with the telephone base.
3. Plug the telephone line cord (or DSL filter) into
the wall jack. Align the holes on the back of the
telephone base with the standard wall plate.
Slide the bracket down until it clicks securely in
place. Connect the power adapter to the telephone
base and an electrical outlet not controlled by a
wall switch.
4. Slide the telephone base down until it clicks securely
in place. Bundle the telephone line cord and power
adapter cord neatly with twist ties if necessary.
IMPORTANT:
Check for a dial tone by pressing /HOME. If
you hear a dial tone, the installation is successful.
If you do not hear a dial tone:
• Make sure the installation procedures
described above are properly done.
• It may be a wiring problem. If you have
changed your telephone service to digital
service from a cable company or a VoIP
service provider, the telephone line may
need to be rewired to allow all existing
telephone jacks to work. Contact your cable/
VoIP service provider for more information.
Operating range
This cordless telephone operates with the
maximum power allowed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Even
so, this handset and telephone base can
communicate over only a certain distance
- which can vary with the locations of the
telephone base and handset, the weather, and
the layout of your home or office.
When the handset is out of range, the handset
displays Out of range OR no power at base
and Put HS on base to power base alternately.
If there is a call while the handset is out of
range, it may not ring, or if it does ring, the call
may not connect well when you press
/HOME, /CELL 1, or /CELL 2. Move
closer to the telephone base, and then press
/HOME, /CELL 1, or /CELL 2 to answer
the call. If the handset moves out of range
during a telephone conversation, there may be
interference. To improve reception, move closer
to the telephone base.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within
a short range (a maximum of approximately 30
feet). When you pair a Bluetooth cell phone to
the telephone base, place your Bluetooth cell
phone closer to the telephone base to maintain
sufficient signal strength.
NOTE
For optimal performance, keep your cell phone within
15 feet of the telephone base while using the cell line.
Pair and connect your Bluetooth enabled
cell phone
1. Press MENU on the telephone base when idle.
2. Press CALLER ID /� or PHONEBOOK /
to scroll to Bluetooth, and then press
SELECT .
3. Press SELECT to choose Add device.
4. Press SELECT to choose Add cellular.
5. Disconnect your cell phone from any
Bluetooth device, and then press NEXT.
6. Place your cell phone next to the telephone
base, and then press NEXT.
7. Turn on the Bluetooth feature of your cell
phone and search for or add new devices.
Once your cell phone finds VTech DS6291,
press the appropriate key on your cell
phone to continue the pairing process.
• Enter the PIN of your cell phone if
required. The PIN for most Bluetooth
devices is 0000 (refer to the user’s
manual of your cell phone), and then
press SELECT.
When the cell phone is connected to the
telephone base, the corresponding status icon
( 1 or 2) displays when idle. The
corresponding device light (CELL 1 or
CELL 2/HEADSET ) turns on.
If the pairing fails, turn off the Bluetooth
feature on your cell phone. Then repeat the
steps above to pair and connect again. In
some cases, it may take you a few attempts to
complete the pairing process.
8 – Charging pole
Telephone base overview
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9 – PTT (Push to talk)
• Press to display the PTT menu to begin a
PTT call.
• Press and hold to begin a one-to-group PTT
call.
• Press and hold while talking in a PTT call.
10 – MIC (Microphone)
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1 – Right
�����������
Soft key
• Press to select the menu item displayed
above the key.
• While in a menu, press to select an item; or
save an entry or setting.
Left Soft key
• Press to return to the previous menu.
2– 1
• Press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front
of the caller ID log entry before dialing or
saving it to the directory.
• Press and hold to set or dial your voicemail
number.
• Press to add a space when entering names.
12 – CELL 1 and CELL 2/HEADSET lights
• On when the telephone base is paired and
connected with a Bluetooth device.
• Flash when the telephone base is in
discoverable mode.
13 – LCD display
14 – REDIAL/PAUSE
• Press repeatedly to review the redial list.
• Press and hold to insert a dialing pause
while entering a number.
15 – CALLER ID /
• Review the caller ID log when the phone is
not in use.
• Scroll down while in a menu, or in the
directory, caller ID log, or redial list.
• Move the cursor to the left when entering
numbers or names.
16 – PHONEBOOK /
• Review the directory when the phone is not
in use.
• Scroll up while in a menu, or in the directory,
caller ID log, or redial list.
• Move the cursor to the right when entering
numbers or names.
3 – CANCEL
• Silence the ringer temporarily while the
telephone base is ringing.
• Press and hold to erase the missed call
indicator while the phone is not in use.
• Press to return to the previous menu, or
press and hold to return to idle mode,
without making changes.
17 –
/ANS ON/OFF
• Turn the answering system on or off.
18 –
CELL 1 and CELL 2
• Make a cell call.
• Answer a home or cell call.
• Answer an incoming cell call when you hear
a call waiting alert.
4–
19 – X/DELETE
• Delete digits or characters while using dialing
keys.
• Delete the playing message.
• Press twice to delete all previously reviewed
messages when the phone is not in use.
/FIND HANDSET
• Press to page all system handsets.
5 – FLASH
• Press to put the current call on hold when
you receive an incoming cal
• Answer an incoming home call when you
hear a call waiting alert.
6 – /VOL/
• Adjust the volume during a call or message
playback.
• Adjust the telephone base ringer volume when
the phone is not in use.
7–
• While you have set the dial mode to pulse
and on a call, press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily.
17 – Microphone
NOTE
Connect the charger
Charger overview
12 – VOLUME/ /
• Review the directory when the phone is not
in use.
• Increase the listening volume during a call or
message playback.
• Scroll up while in a menu, or in the directory,
caller ID log, or redial list.
• Move the cursor to the right when entering
numbers or names.
Set date and time
CHARGE light
remains on
when charging.
26 –
• While you have set the dial mode to pulse
and on a call, press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily.
Important Safety
Instructions
1. Press down on the tabs on the wall mount bracket
on the telephone base to release it from tabletop
orientation.
3
11 – PUSH TO TALK
• Press to display the Push to talk (PTT) menu
to begin a PTT call.
• Press and hold to begin a one-to-group PTT call.
• Press and hold while talking in a PTT call.
1 – CHARGE light
7–
Quick start guide
9 – REDIAL/PAUSE
• Press repeatedly to review the redial list.
• Press and hold to insert a dialing pause
while entering a number.
10 – Earpiece
2 – LCD display
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Handset
• Make or answer a call using the handset
speakerphone.
• During a call, press to switch between the
speakerphone and the handset.
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2
Please refer to the online Complete user’s
manual for a full set of installation and
operation instructions at
www.vtechphones.com.
Compatible with
Hearing Aid T-Coil
8–
Handset overview
Parts checklist
Pair and connect your Bluetooth enabled
headset
1. Press MENU on the telephone base when idle.
2. Press CALLER ID / or PHONEBOOK /
to scroll to Bluetooth, and then press SELECT .
3. Press SELECT to choose Add device.
4. Press CALLER ID / or PHONEBOOK / to
scroll to Add headset, and then press SELECT.
5. Disconnect your headset from any
Bluetooth device, and then press NEXT.
6.Set your headset to discoverable mode, and
then press NEXT.
• Scroll to highlight your headset if
necessary, and then press SELECT.
• Enter the PIN of your headset if required.
The PIN for most Bluetooth devices is
0000 (refer to the user’s manual of your
headset), and then press SELECT.
When the headset is successfully paired and
connected to the telephone base, the 2 icon
displays. The CELL 2/HEADSET light turns on.
TM
VTech Connect to Cell application
This application helps you integrate
your Android phones with your DS6291.
For more information and application
download, scan the QR code on the
right, or go to
http://www.vtechphones.com/app_connect_to_cell.
Download contacts from your Bluetooth
cell phone
Press MENU on the telephone base when idle.
Scroll to Bluetooth, and then press SELECT.
Scroll to Download dir, and then press SELECT.
Scroll to choose among Phone memory,
SIM card only, or Phone and SIM, and
then press SELECT.
• If you have downloaded contacts before,
press NEXT to start downloading.
5. Press OK to exit when the download is
completed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
NOTES
• For certain cell phones, you may need to press
a key on your cell phone to confirm the directory
download.
• The performance of directory download feature
depends on the compatibility of your Bluetooth
cell phone. Refer to the user’s manual of your
cell phone for more information about how that
device uses Bluetooth connectivity.
• Certain cell phones do not support SIM card
download. If this is the case, transfer the contacts
from your SIM card to your cell phone memory first.
Then download from your cell phone memory. For
more information on how to transfer contacts from
your SIM card to your cell phone memory, see the
user’s manual of your cell phone.
20 –
/REPEAT
• Press to repeat a message.
• Press twice to play the previous message.
21 –
/SKIP
• Skip to the next message.
22 –
/PLAY/STOP
• Play messages.
• Stop playing messages.
• For Android cell phones, you may
also download your cell phone
contacts to your DS6291/DS6292 via
the VTech Contact Share application.
Scan the QR code on the right, or
go to
www.vtechphones.com/apps/contact_share for
application download.
Using the menu
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Press or on the handset, or press
or on the telephone base to scroll until
the screen displays the desired feature menu.
3. Press SELECT to enter that menu.
• To return to the previous menu, press CANCEL.
• To return to idle mode, press and hold CANCEL.
Telephone settings
Default settings are indicated by asterisks(*).
Settings
menu
Description
Options
LCD
language
Set the screen display
language.
English*
Français
Español
Voicemail #
Save the speed dial
voicemail number to 1
Clear
voicemail
Turn off the voicemail
indicators (see the note
below).
Reset
Voicemail
indication?
Key tone
Turn an audible beep on
or off whenever a key is
pressed.
1; 2*; 3; Off
CID time
sync
Turn the CID time sync
feature on or off. (see the
note below).
On*
Off
Dial mode
Set the telephone to
be touch-tone or pulse
dialing.
Touch-tone*
Pulse
.
Voicemail #
_
NOTES
• Use the Clear voicemail feature when the telephone
indicates there is new voicemail but there is none.
For example, when you have accessed your
voicemail while away from home. The Clear
voicemail feature only turns off the indicators;
it does not delete your voicemail messages. As
long as you have new voicemail messages, your
telephone service provider continues to send the
signal that turns on the indicators.
• When the CID time sync feature is on, the day,
month, and time are set automatically with each
incoming call if you subscribed to caller ID service.
The following are some of the telephone
features you may wish to set.
Ringer volume (handset)
You can adjust the handset ringer volume level,
or turn the ringer off.
1. Press MENU on the handset when idle.
2. Scroll to Ringers, and then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to select Ringer volume.
4. Scroll to adjust the volume, and then press
SET to save.
NOTE
If the handset ringer volume is set to off, that handset
is silenced for all incoming calls except paging tone.
Ringer volume (telephone base)
You can adjust the base ringer volume level
when idle by pressing /VOL/ .
Ringer tone
You can choose from different ringer tones.
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Ringers, and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ringer tone, and then press
SELECT.
4. Scroll to choose All lines, Home, Cell 1, or
Cell 2, and then press SELECT.
5. Scroll to sample each ringer tone, and then
press SELECT to save.
NOTE
If you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear
ringer tone samples.
Set date and time
Make sure you set the date and time including the
year correctly; otherwise the answering system
does not announce the correct day of the week
for your recorded messages time stamp.
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Set date/time, and then press
SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month,
date, and year, and then press NEXT.
4. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour
and minute.
5. Scroll to choose AM or PM, and then press
SAVE to save.
Quiet mode
You can turn on the quiet mode for a period of
time. During this period, all tones (except paging
tone) and call screening are muted. When you
turn on the quiet mode, the answering system
turns on automatically.
Method
When you received
to retrieve new messages,
displays on both
messages
the handset and
telephone base, XX
New msgs displays
on the handset, and
XX New messages
displays on the
telephone base.
To retrieve
messages, usually
there are two ways:
• Press a button
on the telephone
base; or
• Access remotely
with an access code.
NOTE
To turn off the quiet mode, press and hold
the handset or telephone base when idle.
on
Caller ID announce
The caller ID announce feature lets you know
who’s calling without having to look at the
display. When you have an incoming call, the
handset speaks “Call from...” and the name of
the caller based on the phonebook or caller
ID information. If the caller’s name is private
or unknown, the phone number up to the last
11 digits will be announced. If the caller’s
phone number is also private or unknown, no
information will be announced.
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to
��� Annc Caller ID, and then press
SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose
������� On or Off, and then press
SELECT to save.
NOTES
• To use the caller ID announce feature, you must
subscribe to caller ID service from your telephone
service provider.
• When there are up to five handsets registered, the
telephone system supports caller ID announce for
all handsets. If six or more handsets are registered,
the system supports caller ID announce for the first
four registered handsets only.
Telephone operation
NOTE
•
1. Press and hold
on the handset or
telephone base when idle.
2. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the
duration, and then press SELECT to save.
When you
received new
messages,the
handset displays
and New
voicemail.
To retrieve
messages, you
need an access
number and/or
a passcode
provided by
your telephone
service provider.
Make a home call
• Press /HOME or , and then dial the
telephone number.
-OR• Enter the telephone number on the handset
or base, and then press /HOME or to dial.
Make a cell call
• Press /CELL 1 or /CELL 2 on the
handset or base. Enter the telephone number,
and then press DIAL to dial.
-OR• Enter the telephone number on the handset
or base, and then press /CELL 1 or
/CELL 2 to dial.
NOTE
After first pressing
/CELL 1 or
/CELL 2,
you may need to choose a cell device. Scroll to
select the desired cell device when necessary, and
Use your built-in answering system
Delete all old
N/A
Delete all old (reviewed)
messages.
Record memo Record a memo as reminders N/A
for yourself or others using
the answering system.
Answer
ON/OFF
Turn on or off the answering
system.
On*
Off
Ans sys setup Change the settings of call
screening, number of rings,
remote code, message alert
alone, or recording time
,
End a home/cell call
• Press OFF on the handset, or put the handset
to the base or charger.
-OR• Press /HOME, /CELL 1, or /CELL 2
on the base.
Conference calls
When you have calls established on the home and/
or cell lines, you can create a 3-way conference.
To conference home and/or cell calls:
1. Press OPTION on the handset or telephone
base during a call.
2. Scroll to Conference, and then press
SELECT. The conferencing devices’
screens display Conf.
To select an option during a conference:
1. Press OPTION on the handset or base.
2. Scroll to End Home line, End Cell 1 line,
End Cell 2 line, Equalizer, Caller ID log,
or Directory, and then press SELECT.
To end conference:
• Press OFF on the handset, or put the handset
to the telephone base or charger.
-OR• Press /HOME, /CELL 1, or /CELL 2
on the telephone base.
Handset speakerphone
• During a call, press on the handset to
switch between speakerphone and normal
handset use.
Volume
• During a call, press /VOLUME/ on the
handset or /VOL/ on the telephone base
to adjust the listening volume.
NOTE
The volume settings of handset earpiece, handset
speakerphone, and base speakerphone are independent.
Mute
The mute function allows you to hear the other
party but the other party cannot hear you.
1. During a call, press MUTE on the handset
or telephone base. The screen displays Muted.
2. Press MUTE again to resume the conversation.
The screen displays Microphone ON.
Call intercept
Options
Description
/CELL 2,
Set number of rings
Record annc;
Play annc;
Reset annc
Menu
• Press /HOME, /CELL 1,
or any dialing key.
• Press /HOME, /CELL 1, or /CELL
2 to call back the caller if the message
contains caller ID information. The
telephone base screen displays Call back?
with the caller ID information.
• Press CALL to call back the caller.
• Press BACK to restart the message
playback.
Announcement Play, record, or reset the
announcement for incoming
calls.
Your answering system has various features,
read below for the basic settings.
Default settings are indicated by asterisks(*).
Answer a home/cell call
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Answering sys and then press
SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to select Announcement.
4. Press SELECT to select Record annc.
5. The handset or telephone base announces
“Record after the tone. Press STOP when you
are done.” After the tone, speak towards the
handset microphone. Press STOP when done.
You can set the answering system to answer
an incoming call after 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 rings; or toll
saver. If you choose toll saver, the answering
system answers after 2 rings when you have
new messages, or after 4 rings when you have
no new messages.
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Answering sys then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ans sys setup then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to # of rings then press SELECT.
5. Scroll to choose 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or Toll saver,
and then press SELECT.
Set your built-in answering system
then press SELECT. While using the cell line, place
your cell phone closer to the base, and make sure
that there are no physical obstacles between the
base and the cell phone, such as large furniture or
thick walls.
Turn the answering system on or off
The answering system must be turned on to
answer and record messages.
• Press /ANS ON/OFF on the telephone
base to turn the built-in answering system
on or off.
Delete all old messages at the telephone base
Press X/DELETE �����������������������������������
twice when the phone is not in use.
If you want to talk to the person whose message
is being recorded, press /HOME or .
Use the built-in answering system
and voicemail service
You can use your answering system and
voicemail service together by setting your
answering system to answer before voicemail
service answers as described below. To
learn how to program your voicemail settings,
contact your telephone service provider.
If you are on a call, or if the answering system
is busy recording a message and you receive
another call, the second caller can leave a
voicemail message.
Set your answering system to answer calls at
least two rings earlier than your voicemail
service is set to answer. For example, if your
voicemail service answers after six rings, set
your answering system to answer after four rings.
Some voicemail service providers may program
the delay before answering calls in seconds
instead of rings. In this case, allow six seconds
per ring when determining the appropriate setting.
Message playback at the telephone base
•
Set whether you hear the
Call
screening callers while they are leaving
messages to you.
On*
Off
•
# of rings Set the number of times the
telephone rings before the
answering system answers.
6; 5; 4*,
3; 2;
Toll saver;
•
Remote
code
Set a two-digit security code
to access the answering
system remotely from any
touch-tone telephone.
19*
•
Msg alert
tone
Set to alert you when you
have new messages.
On
Off*
•
Recording Set the length of message
recording time that a caller
time
can leave.
3 minutes*
2 minutes
1 minute
Record your own announcement
You can use the preset announcement to
answer calls, or replace it with your own
recorded announcement. It can be up to
90 seconds in length.
When you received a message on your
answering system,
displays on both the
handset and telephone base��, XX New msgs
displays on the handset, and XX New messages
displays on the telephone base.��������������������
To retrieve, press
/PLAY when the phone is not in use.
• It can record up to 99 messages, depending
on the length of each message. Each message
can be up to three minutes in length. The total
recording time is approximately 14 minutes.
Options during playback:
• Press /VOL/ to adjust the speaker volume.
• Press /SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT to repeat the message
currently playing. Press /REPEAT twice to
listen to the previous message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the playing
message. The system advances to the next
message.
• Press
/STOP to stop.
Retrieve voicemail from
telephone service
Retrieve voicemail
When you received a voicemail, the handset
displays
and New voicemail. To retrieve,
you typically dial an access number provided by
your telephone service provider, and then enter
a security code. Contact your telephone service
provider for instructions on how to configure the
voicemail settings and listen to messages.
Expand your telephone system
You can add new handsets (DS6290), cordless
headsets or speakerphones to your telephone
system (purchased separately) to your telephone
system. Visit www.vtechphones.com for a list
of compatible devices. Your telephone base
supports a maximum of 12 devices.
Call waiting
When you subscribe to call waiting service
from your telephone service provider, you hear
an alert tone if there is an incoming call while
you are on another call.
Call waiting on the home line:
• Press FLASH to put the current call on hold
and take the new call.
• Press FLASH to switch back and forth
between calls.
Call waiting on the cell line:
• Press /CELL 1 or /CELL 2, to put the
current call on hold and take the new call.
• Press /CELL 1 or /CELL 2 to switch
back and forth between calls.
Temporary ringer silencing
When the telephone is ringing, you can
temporarily silence the ringer of the handset
without disconnecting the call. The next call rings
normally at the preset volume.
• Press MUTE,� MUTE, CANCEL, or
on
the handset or telephone base. The screen
displays .
Temporary tone dialing
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can
switch from pulse to tone dialing temporarily
during a call.
1. During a call, press
.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the relevant
number. The telephone sends touch-tone
signals. It automatically returns to pulse
dialing mode after you end the call.
Find handset
Use this feature to find all system handsets.
To start paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET on the base. All
idle handsets ring and display ** Paging **.
To mute paging:
• Press MUTE, MUTE, CANCEL, or
on
the handset.
To end paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET or STOP on the base.
-OR• Press /HOME, /CELL 1, /CELL 2, ,
or any dialing key on the handset.
To review and dial a number from the redial list:
1. Press REDIAL on the handset or
telephone base when idle.
2. Scroll or press REDIAL repeatedly until the
desired entry displays.
3. Press /HOME, /CELL 1, /CELL 2, or
to dial.
To delete a redial entry:
When the desired redial entry displays, press
DELETE.
Join a call in progress
You can use up to four system handsets
at a time on a home line call. You can buy
additional expansion handsets for this
telephone base. You can register up to 12
handsets to the telephone base.
• When a device is on a home call, press
/HOME or on another device to join the call.
• Press OFF on the handset or /HOME on
the base to exit the call. The call continues
until all devices hang up.
Push-to-talk (PTT)
You can directly broadcast messages from one
device to the speakerphone of one or multiple
devices.
To start a PTT communication:
1. Press PUSH TO TALK on the handset or
PTT on the base when idle.
2. Scroll to a desired device or Group, and
then press SELECT.
NOTES
•
•
Only one device can talk at a time.
Press and hold PUSH TO TALK while you are
talking. Release PUSH TO TALK to let the other
party respond.
Intercom
Do not press and hold /FIND HANDSET for more than
four seconds. It may lead to handset deregistration.
Use the intercom features for conversations
between two devices.
1. Press MENU on then handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Intercom, and then press
SELECT. Use the dialing keys to enter a
destination device number.
3. To answer the intercom call, press
/HOME, /CELL 1, /CELL 2, , or
any dialing key on the destination device.
4. To end the intercom call, press END.
Redial list
Transfer a call
NOTE
The base and each handset store the last 10
telephone numbers dialed. When there are
already 10 entries, the oldest entry is deleted to
make room for the new entry.
For more details, refer to the user’s
manual that comes with your DS6290 new
handset, cordless headset or speakerphone
respectively.
While on an outside call, you can use the
intercom feature to transfer the call from one
handset to another.
My telephone does
not work at all.
ECO mode
This power conserving technology reduces power
consumption for optimal battery performance. The
ECO mode activates automatically whenever the
handset is synchronized with the telephone base.
Make sure the handset has
registered to the telephone
base.
The display shows
No home line. I
cannot get a dial
tone.
General product care
Taking care of your telephone
Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated
electronic parts, so it must be treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the handset down gently. Save the original
packing materials to protect your telephone if you
ever need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not
use the handset outdoors in the rain, or handle it with
wet hands. Do not install the telephone base near a
sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges
harmful to electronic equipment. For your own safety,
take caution when using electrical appliances during
storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that
should retain its luster for many years. Clean it only
with a dry non-abrasive cloth. Do not use dampened
cloth or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Disconnect the telephone line
cord from your telephone and
connect it to another telephone.
If there is no dial tone on that
other telephone either, then
the telephone line cord may be
defective. Try installing a new
telephone line cord.
If changing telephone line cord
does not help, the wall jack
(or the wiring to this wall jack)
may be defective. Contact your
telephone service provider.
You may be using a new cable
or VoIP service, the existing
telephone jacks in your home
may no longer work. Contact
your service provider for
solutions.
The display shows
To register HS,
see manual. The
handset does not
work at all.
I cannot add and
connect my cell
phone or headset
to the telephone
base.
Storage
When you are not going to use the handset for
some time, remove the rechargeable battery from
the handset. Store the handset, the charger and the
adapter in a cool and dry place.
Frequently asked questions
The following are the questions most frequently asked
about the cordless telephone. If you cannot find the
answer to your question, visit our website at
www.vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511 for
customer service. In Canada, go to
www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
Make sure the telephone base is
installed properly, and battery is
installed and charged correctly.
For optimum daily performance,
return the handset to the
telephone base after use.
The cell phone
reception in my
house is poor and
I cannot connect
it to my DS6291/
DS6292.
The handset is deregistered
from the telephone base.
Place the handset in the
telephone base to register
it back. The handset shows
HANDSET X Registered and
you hear a beep when the
registration process completes.
This process takes about
90 seconds to complete.
Make sure you have cellular
coverage and the Bluetooth
function of your cell phone or
headset is turned on. See the
user’s manual of your cell phone
or headset for more information.
Make sure that the telephone
base is in discoverable mode.
Carefully follow the pairing
instructions in this manual. Make
sure that your Bluetooth cell
phone or headset is not connected
to any other Bluetooth device, and
is connected to the telephone base
and active on the device list.
Turn off your cell phone or
headset, and then turn it on again.
If there is a location in your
house with better reception, you
can leave your cell phone at
that location while you use the
DS6291/DS6292 cell line. In order
for this to work, the telephone
base must be within 30 feet of the
cell phone.
1. Press OPTION on the handset or
telephone base during a call.
2. Scroll to Intercom, and then press SELECT.
Use the dialing keys to enter a destination
device number. ��������������������������������
The current call is put on hold.
3. To answer the intercom call, press
/HOME, /CELL, /CELL 2, , or any
dialing key on the destination handset.
You can now have a private conservation
before transferring the call.
4. To transfer the call, press OPTION on the
initiating device, and then press SELECT
to select Transfer.
Answer an incoming call during an
intercom call
If you receive an incoming call during an
intercom call, there is an alert tone.
• To answer a home call, press /HOME. The
intercom call ends automatically.
• To end the intercom call without answering
the outside call, press BACK and then END.
The intercom call ends and the telephone
continues to ring.
• To answer a cell call, �����
press BACK and then
END to end the intercom call. The telephone
continues to ring. Then press
/CELL.
Directory
The home directory stores up to 200 entries
with up to 30 digits for each phone number
and 15 characters for each name. Each of the
downloaded directories stores up to 1,500
entries with up to 30 digits for each phone
number and 15 characters for each name.
To add a directory entry:
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Directory then press SELECT.
3. Press OPTION to select Home.
4. Press SELECT to choose Add contact.
5. Use the dialing keys to enter the number
(up to 30 digits), and then press NEXT.
6. Scroll to select Home, Cell, Work, or
Other, and then press NEXT.
7. Use the dialing keys to enter the name (up
to 15 characters). Additional key presses
show other characters of that particular key.
8. Press SAVE to save.
While entering numbers and names, you can:
• Press DELETE to erase a digit or character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase the entire
entry.
• Scroll to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold PAUSE to insert a dialing
pause (for entering phone numbers only).
• Press 0 to add a space (for entering names only).
• Press
to add or
to add # (for
entering phone numbers only).
To review and dial from the directory:
Entries are sorted alphabetically.
1. Press or PHONEBOOK when idle.
2. Scroll to the desired directory, and then
press REVIEW.
3. Scroll to browse through the directory, or use
the dialing keys to start a name search (you
can enter up to 3 characters for the search).
4. When the desired entry appears, press
/HOME, /CELL 1, /CELL 2, or to dial.
• Press
repeatedly to show different
dialing options.
• Press 1 repeatedly if you need to add or
remove 1 in front of the phone number.
3. Press /HOME, /CELL 1, or /CELL 2
to dial the displayed number.
To edit a directory entry:
1. When the desired entry displays, press EDIT.
2. Use the dialing keys to edit the number,
and then press NEXT.
3. Scroll to select Home, Cell, Work, or
Other, and then press NEXT.
4. Use the dialing keys to edit the name, and
then press SAVE to save.
To delete a caller ID log entry:
• When the desired caller ID log entry
displays, press DELETE.
To delete a directory entry:
1. When the desired entry displays, press
DELETE.
2. When the screen displays Delete
contact?, press YES to confirm delete.
Caller ID
This product supports caller ID services provided
by most telephone service providers. Depending
on your service subscription, you may see the
caller’s name, number, date and time of calls that
are sent by your telephone service provider after
the first or second ring.
Caller ID log
The caller ID log stores up to 50 entries. If
you answer a call before the caller information
appears, it will not be saved in the caller ID log.
• The screens display XX Missed calls when
there are calls that have not been reviewed
in the caller ID log.
• If you want to erase the missed call indicator,
press and hold CANCEL or press CID when
idle.
1.
Make sure you have set the date
and time. See Configure your
telephone section.
The answering
system does not
answer after correct
number of rings
or does not record
messages.
Make sure the answering system
is on. When the answering
system is on, the telephone
base and handset show ANS ON
and the /ANS ON light on the
telephone base is on.
3.
If toll saver is selected, the
number of rings changes to two
when there are new messages.
5.
While the handset is not in use,
press MENU and then enter 364
to change the handset LCD
language back to English.
6.
2.
Limited warranty
What does this limited warranty cover?
The manufacturer of this VTech Product warrants to
the holder of a valid proof of purchase (“Consumer”
or “you”) that the Product and all accessories
provided in the sales package (“Product”) are
free from defects in material and workmanship,
pursuant to the following terms and conditions,
when installed and used normally and in accordance
with the Product operating instructions. This limited
warranty extends only to the Consumer for Products
purchased and used in the United States of America
and Canada.
What will VTech do if the Product is not free from
defects in materials and workmanship during
the limited warranty period (“Materially Defective
Product”)?
During the limited warranty period, VTech’s authorized
service representative will repair or replace at
VTech’s option, without charge, a Materially Defective
Product. If we repair the Product, we may use new
or refurbished replacement parts. If we choose to
replace the Product, we may replace it with a new or
refurbished Product of the same or similar design.
We will retain defective parts, modules, or equipment.
Repair or replacement of the Product, at VTech’s
option, is your exclusive remedy. VTech will return
the repaired or replacement Products to you in
working condition. You should expect the repair or
replacement to take approximately 30 days.
How long is the limited warranty period?
The limited warranty period for the Product extends
for ONE (1) YEAR from the date of purchase. If
VTech repairs or replaces a Materially Defective
Product under the terms of this limited warranty,
this limited warranty also applies to the repaired or
replacement Product for a period of either (a) 90 days
from the date the repaired or replacement Product
is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining on the
original one-year warranty; whichever is longer.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
To delete all caller ID log entries:
1. Press MENU on the handset or telephone
base when idle.
2. Scroll to Caller ID log and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Del all calls and then press SELECT.
4. When the screen displays Delete all
calls?, press YES to confirm delete.
About answering system and voicemail
For message recording, your telephone has a
built-in answering system, and it also support
voicemail service offered by your telephone
service provider (subscription is required, and
fee may apply).
The main differences between them are as follows:
Category
Storage
4.
7.
8.
Product that has been subjected to misuse,
accident, shipping or other physical damage,
improper installation, abnormal operation or
handling, neglect, inundation, fire, water or other
liquid intrusion; or
Product that has been damaged due to repair,
alteration or modification by anyone other than
an authorized service representative of VTech; or
Product to the extent that the problem
experienced is caused by signal conditions,
network reliability, or cable or antenna systems;
or
Product to the extent that the problem is caused
by use with non-VTech accessories; or
Product whose warranty/quality stickers, product
serial number plates or electronic serial numbers
have been removed, altered or rendered illegible;
or
Product purchased, used, serviced, or shipped
for repair from outside the United States of
America or Canada, or used for commercial or
institutional purposes (including but not limited to
Products used for rental purposes); or
Product returned without a valid proof of
purchase (see item 2 on the next page); or
Charges for installation or set up, adjustment
of customer controls, and installation or repair of
systems outside the unit.
How do you get warranty service?
NOTE: Before calling for service, please review the
user’s manual - a check of the Product’s controls and
features may save you a service call.
Except as provided by applicable law, you assume
the risk of loss or damage during transit and
transportation and are responsible for delivery or
handling charges incurred in the transport of the
Product(s) to the service location. VTech will return
repaired or replaced Product under this limited
warranty. Transportation, delivery or handling charges
are prepaid. VTech assumes no risk for damage or
loss of the Product in transit. If the Product failure
is not covered by this limited warranty, or proof of
purchase does not meet the terms of this limited
warranty, VTech will notify you and will request that
you authorize the cost of repair prior to any further
repair activity. You must pay for the cost of repair and
return shipping costs for the repair of Products that
are not covered by this limited warranty.
What must you return with the Product to get
warranty service?
1. Return the entire original package and
contents including the Product to the VTech
service location along with a description of the
malfunction or difficulty; and
2. Include a “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt)
identifying the Product purchased (Product
model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
3. Provide your name, complete and correct
mailing address, and telephone number.
Other limitations
This warranty is the complete and exclusive
agreement between you and VTech. It supersedes
all other written or oral communications related to this
Product. VTech provides no other warranties for this
Product. The warranty exclusively describes all of
VTech’s responsibilities regarding the Product. There
are no other express warranties. No one is authorized
to make modifications to this limited warranty and you
should not rely on any such modification.
Built-in answering
system
Voicemail from
telephone
service
Messages are stored Messages are
in the telephone base. stored in a
server or system
provided by your
telephone service.
Your messages
will not be deleted
automatically.
You have to delete
your messages
manually.
To review and dial a number in the caller ID log:
1. Press CID or CALLER ID when idle.
2. Scroll to browse through the caller ID log.
When the desired entry appears:
The answering
system does not
announce the
correct day of the
week for recorded
messages time
stamp.
I accidentally set my
LCD language to
Spanish or French,
and I don’t know
how to change it
back to English.
To save a caller ID log entry to the directory:
1. When the desired caller ID log entry
displays, press SAVE.
2. Use the dialing keys and BACKSP to edit
the number, and then press NEXT.
3. Scroll to select Home, Cell, Work, or
Other, and then press NEXT.
4. Use the dialing keys to edit the name, and
then press SAVE to save.
Your messages
may be
automatically
deleted after a
period of time.
Contact your
telephone service
provider for more
details.
State/Provincial Law Rights: This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state or province to
province.
Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of
fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability (an
unwritten warranty that the Product is fit for ordinary
use) are limited to one year from the date of purchase.
Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall
VTech be liable for any indirect, special, incidental,
consequential, or similar damages (including, but
not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to use
the Product or other associated equipment, the cost
of substitute equipment, and claims by third parties)
resulting from the use of this Product. Some states/
provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as
proof of purchase.
Technical specifications
Frequency
control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit
frequency
DECT frequency: 1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Bluetooth frequency: 2402.000-2480.000MHz
Channels
DECT: 5
Bluetooth: 79
Nominal
effective
range
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC.
Actual operating range may vary according
to environment conditions at the time of use.
Power
requirements
Handset: 2.4V 400mAH AAAx2 Ni-MH battery
Telephone base: dual output, 6VDC @ 600mA;
5.1VDC @1000mA
Charger: 6V AC @ 300mA
Memory
Directory:
Home line: 200 memory locations, up to
30 digits and 15 characters
Each cell line: 1500 memory locations, up
to 30 digits and 15 characters
Caller ID log:
50 memory locations; up to 24 digits and
15 characters
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by VTech
Holdings Limited is under license. VTech Holdings Limited
is a member of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other trademarks and
trade names are those of their respective owners.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2014 for VTech Communications, Inc.
All rights reserved. 09/14. DS6291-X_ACIB_V4.0
Document order number: 91-007711-030-100