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on purchasing your new VTech product. Before
using this telephone, please read 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.
Please refer to the online Complete user’s manual
for a full set of installation and operation instructions
at www.vtechphones.com.
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Before use
After you install your telephone or power returns
following a power outage, the handset will prompt
you to set the date and time.
Set date and time
NOTE
Install and charge the battery
Place the handset in the telephone base or
handset charger to charge.
Install the battery
Install the battery as shown below.
NOTES
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Once you have installed the battery, the handset
LCD display indicates the battery status (see the
table on next page).
1. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month
(MM), date (DD) and year (YY). Then press
SELECT.
2. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour
(HH) and minute (MM). Then press or to
choose AM or PM.
3. Press SELECT to save.
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Press
. 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
NOTES
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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.
Check for dial tone
Use only supplied battery.
Charge the battery provided with this product
only in accordance with the instructions and
limitations specified in this manual.
If the handset will not be used for a long time,
disconnect and remove the battery to prevent
possible leakage.
For best performance, keep the handset in the
telephone base or charger when not in use.
The battery is fully charged after 11 hours of
continuous charging.
If you place the handset in the telephone base or the
charger without plugging in the battery, the screen
displays NO BATTERY.
Battery
indicators
Battery status
The screen
is blank, or
displays Put in
charger and
flashes.
The battery has
no or very little
charge. The
handset cannot
be used.
Charge without
interruption
(about 30
minutes).
The screen
displays
Low battery
and flashes.
The battery has
enough charge
to be used for a
short time.
Charge without
interruption
(about 30
minutes).
The screen
displays
HANDSET X.
The battery is
charged.
To keep the
battery charged,
place it in the
handset charger
when not in use.
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1 – LCD display
The ENERGY STAR® program
(www.energystar.gov) recognizes
and encourages the use of
products that save energy and
help protect our environment. We
are proud to mark this product
with the ENERGY STAR® label
indicating it meets the latest
energy efficiency guidelines.
Connect the charger and charge the
battery
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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 pwr at base.
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
. Move closer to
the telephone base, then press
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.
2 – IN USE light
• On when the phone is in use, or when the
answering system is answering a call.
• On when a handset is being registered.
• Flashes when there is an incoming call.
• Flashes when handsets are being deregistered.
• Flashes when another telephone on the
same line is in use.
3 – FLASH
• Answer an incoming call when you receive a
call waiting alert.
CANCEL
• Return to the previous menu or idle mode
without making changes.
• Press and hold to erase the missed call
indicator when the phone is not in use.
• While the phone is ringing, press to silence
the base ringer temporarily.
CID
• Review the caller ID log when the telephone
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.
• Decrease the listening volume during a call
or message playback.
• 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.
• Increase the listening volume during a call or
Important
safety
instructions
Using the telephone base/
handset menu
You can use the telephone base or a cordless
handset to change your telephone settings.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or 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.
Configure your telephone
Set language
The LCD language is preset to English. You can
select English, French or Spanish to be used in all
screen displays.
1. Press MENU when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Settings, then press
SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to select LCD language.
4. Press or to select English, Français or
Español, then press SELECT.
Set date and time
NOTE
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 when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Set date/time, then
press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month
(MM), date (DD) and year (YY). Then press
SELECT.
4. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour
(HH) and minute (MM). Then press or to
choose AM or PM.
5. Press SELECT.
Temporary tone dialing
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can
switch from pulse to touch-tone dialing temporarily
during a call.
1. During a call, press TONE .
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the number you
wish to dial. The telephone sends touch-tone
signals. It automatically returns to pulse dialing
mode after you end the call.
Telephone operations
Make a call
•
Press
or
on the handset and then dial the
number.
-OR• Lift the corded handset, or press /SPEAKER
on the telehpone base, then dial the number.
Answer a call
•
Press
,
or any of the dialing keys on the
handset.
-OR• Lift the corded handset, or press /SPEAKER
or any of the dialing keys on the telephone base.
End a call
Press OFF on the handset or place the handset
in the handset charger.
-OR1. When you are using the corded handset, place
it on the telephone base.
2. When you are using the base speakerphone,
press /SPEAKER.
•
Speakerphone
•
When the cordless handset is on a call,
press
to switch between the handset
speakerphone and the handset earpiece.
-OR• When the corded handset is on a call, press
/SPEAKER on the telephone base to switch
between the telephone base speakerphone
and the corded handset.
Volume
•
During a call, press /VOLUME or /VOLUME
on the handset, or press VOL or VOL on
the telephone base to adjust the listening
volume.
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. The
handset displays Muted until the mute function
is turned off.
2. Press MUTE on the handset again to resume
the conversation. The handset displays
Microphone on briefly.
-OR1. During a call, press MUTE on the telephone
base. The telephone base displays Muted and
the MUTE light turns on until the mute function
is turned off.
2. Press MUTE on the telephone base again to
resume the conversation. The telephone base
displays Microphone on briefly.
message playback.
MENU/SELECT
• Show a menu.
• While in a menu, press to select an item, or
save an entry or setting.
INT
• Press to initiate or answer an intercom call,
or to transfer a call.
FIND HANDSET
• Press to page all handsets when the
phone is not in use.
4–
/PLAY/STOP
• Press to start or stop message playback.
• Flashes when there are new messages or
memos in the answering system.
X/DELETE
• Press to delete the playing message or
playing announcement.
• While reviewing the redial list, directory or
caller ID log, press to delete an individual
entry.
• While entering names or numbers, press to
delete a character or digit.
/REPEAT
• Press once to repeat the playing message.
• Press twice to play the previous message.
/SKIP
• Press to skip to the next message.
5 – MUTE
• Mute the microphone during a call.
• Silence the base ringer temporarily while
the phone is ringing.
VOL
• Adjust the listening volume.
• Adjust the telephone base ringer volume.
/ANS ON/OFF
• Press to turn the built-in answering system
on or off.
REDIAL/PAUSE
• Review the redial list.
• Press repeatedly to view the last 10
numbers dialed.
• Press and hold to insert a dialing pause
while dialing or entering numbers.
/SPEAKER
• Press to make, answer or end a call.
• During a call, press to switch between
the corded handset and the base
speakerphone.
6–
• Press and hold to set and turn on the quiet
mode, or turn it off.
• Press repeatedly to display other dialing
options when reviewing a caller ID log entry.
Transfer a call
While on an outside call, you can transfer the call
from a cordless handset to another handset or the
telephone base.
1. During a call, press MENU.
2. Press or to scroll to Transfer, then press
SELECT.
3. Your handset shows Transfer to: Press 7 for
the telephone base or 1-5 for HANDSET 1 to
HANDSET 5.
4. To answer the call on the destination handset,
press ,
or any dialing key on the handset,
or lift the corded handset, or press /SPEAKER
or any dialing key on the telephone base.
Join a call in progress
You can use the telephone base and a cordless
handset, or two cordless handsets at a time on an
outside call.
• When a handset or the telephone base is
already on a call, press
or
on another
handset to join the call.
• Press OFF or place the handset in the handset
charger to exit the call. The call continues until
both devices hang up.
-OR• Lift the corded handset or press /SPEAKER
on the telephone base.
• Place the corded handset back to the
telephone base or press /SPEAKER on
the telephone base to exit the call. The call
continues until both devices hang up.
Call waiting
If you subscribe to call waiting service from your
telephone service provider, you hear an alert
tone when there is an incoming call while you are
already on a call.
• Press FLASH to put your current call on hold
and take the new call.
• Press FLASH to switch back and forth between
calls.
Find handset
Use this feature helps you find misplaced
handsets.
To start paging:
•
Press FIND HANDSET on the telephone base
and its screen displays ** Paging **. All idle
handsets ring and display ** Paging **.
To stop paging:
Press
,
, OFF or any of the dialing keys
on the cordless handset.
-OR• Place the cordless handset to the handset
charger.
•
7–
• Delete digits while predialing.
• Silence the handset ringer temporarily
while the phone is ringing.
• Press and hold to erase the missed call
indicator when the phone is not in use.
• Press to enter space during text editing.
8–
• Switch to tone dialing temporarily during a call.
9 – MIC
• Microphone.
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6 – INT
• Press to initiate or answer an intercom call,
or to transfer a call.
7 – MUTE/DELETE
• Mute the microphone during a call.
• Silence the handset ringer temporarily while
the phone is ringing.
• Delete the displayed entry while reviewing
the directory, caller ID log or redial list.
• Delete digits or characters when entering
numbers or names.
• Delete the playing message or playing
announcement.
2 – LCD display
3–
4–
• Show the menu.
• While in a menu, press to select an item or
save an entry or setting.
•
1 – Charging pole
Display icons overview
• Press to make or answer a call.
• During a call, press to switch between the
handset speakerphone and the handset
earpiece.
The answering system is turned on.
• Press to switch to tone dialing during a call
if you have pulse service.
ECO
The ECO mode activates automatically
to reduce power consumption when
the handset is within range from the
telephone base.
• While reviewing a caller ID log entry, press
repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front of
the telephone number before dialing or
saving it in the directory.
• Press and hold to set or dial your voicemail
number.
NEW
The entry you are reviewing is new in
the caller ID log.
NOTE
Telephone base display icons
The telephone base ringer is off.
13 – REDIAL/PAUSE
• Review the redial list.
• Press and hold to insert a dialing pause
while dialing or entering numbers.
There are new voicemail received from
your telephone service provider.
NEW
14 – CHARGE light
• On when the handset is charging in the
handset charger.
MSG#
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Do not press and hold FIND HANDSET for more than
four seconds. It may lead to handset deregistration.
Answer an incoming call during an
intercom call
To answer on a cordless handset:
•
Intercom
Use the intercom feature for conversations
between the telephone base and a cordless
handset, or two cordless handsets.
• Press 7 for the telephone base or 1-5 for
HANDSET 1 to HANDSET 5.
To initiate an intercom call with a
cordless handset:
1. Press INT on the cordless handset when the
phone is not in use.
2. To answer the intercom call on the destination
handset, press
, INT, or any dialing key.
-ORTo answer the intercom call at the telephone
base, press /SPEAKER, INT, any dialing
key, or lift the corded handset.
3. To end the intercom call on either handset, one
party presses OFF, or places the handset back
in the handset charger.
-ORTo end the intercom call at the telephone
base, press INT or /SPEAKER when using
the base speakerphone, or place the corded
handset back to the telephone base.
To initiate an intercom call at the
telephone base:
1. Press INT on the telephone base when the
phone is not in use.
2. To answer the intercom call on the destination
handset, press
, INT,
or any dialing key.
3. To end the intercom call at the telephone
base, press INT, or /SPEAKER when using
the base speakerphone, or place the corded
handset back to the telephone base.
-ORTo end the intercom call on the destination
handset, press OFF, or place the handset back
in the handset charger.
The entry you are reviewing is new in
the caller ID log.
•
•
If you receive an incoming outside call during an
intercom call, you will hear an alert tone.
•
To answer the call, press . The intercom call
ends automatically.
To end the intercom call without answering or
canceling the incoming call, press OFF. The
telephone continues to ring.
To answer at the telephone base:
•
•
Press /SPEAKER, or place the corded
handset back to the base. The intercom call
ends automatically. Then press /SPEAKER,
or lift up the corded handset to answer the call.
To end the intercom call without answering or
canceling the incoming call, press
/SPEAKER, or place the corded handset
back to the base. The telephone continues to
ring.
Call transfer using intercom
Use the intercom feature to transfer an outside
call to another cordless handset or the telephone
base.
To transfer a call with a cordless handset:
1. During a call, press INT.
2. To answer the call on the destination handset,
press
, INT, , or any dialing key. The
outside call is still on hold. You can now have a
private intercom conversation.
-ORTo answer the call at the telephone base,
press INT, /SPEAKER, any dialing key or
lift the corded handset. The outside call is still
on hold. You can now have a private intercom
conversation.
To transfer a call at the telephone base:
1. During a call, press INT.
2. To answer the call on the destination handset,
press
, INT,
, or any dialing key. The
outside call is still on hold. You can now have a
private intercom conversation.
Mount the telephone base
The number of current playing
message and the total number of
messages recorded.
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• Hang up a call.
• Return to the previous menu or idle mode
without making changes.
-OR• Press FIND HANDSET on the telephone base.
Connect the telephone base
There are new voicemail received from
your telephone service provider.
ANS ON
• Press to make or answer a call.
• During a call, press to answer an incoming
call when you receive a call waiting alert.
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.
The battery icon animates when the
battery is charging.
The handset ringer is off.
12 –
•
The battery icon flashes when the
battery is low and needs charging.
9–
10 –
Use only the adapters provided.
Make sure the electrical outlets are not controlled by
wall switches.
The adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in
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.
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Handset display icons
The battery icon becomes solid when
the battery is fully charged.
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1 – Handset earpiece
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8 – Microphone
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You can choose to connect the telephone base for
desktop usage or wall mounting.
• Press and hold to set and turn on the quiet
mode, or turn it off.
• Press repeatedly to display other dialing
options when reviewing a caller ID log entry.
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• While reviewing a caller ID log entry, press
repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front of
the telephone number before dialing or
saving it in the directory.
• Press and hold to set or dial your voicemail
number.
11 – Speakerphone
12 – Corded handset
Charger overview
The total number of messages
recorded when the telephone base is
not in use.
The number of the playing message.
Redial list
Each handset and the telephone base 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.
Review and dial a redial list entry
1. Press REDIAL on the handset or the telephone
base when the phone is not in use.
2. Press , or REDIAL repeatedly until the
desired entry displays.
3. When the desired entry displays, press
or
on the handset to dial.
-ORLift the corded handset or press /SPEAKER
on the telephone base to dial.
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•
•
Review a directory entry
Entries are sorted alphabetically.
1. Press
on the cordless handset when the
phone is not in use, or
on the telephone
base when the telephone base is not in use.
2. Press or to browse through the directory,
or use the dialing keys to start a name search.
Dial a directory entry
•
Delete a redial list entry
•
While the screen displays the desired number,
press DELETE on the handset or press
X/DELETE on the telephone base.
Directory
The directory can store up to 50 entries, which are
shared by all handsets and the telephone base.
Each entry may consist of a telephone number
with up to 30 digits and a name with up to 15
characters.
Add a directory entry
1. Enter the number when the phone is not in use.
Press MENU, then go to Step 3.
-OR• Press MENU on the handset or on the
telephone base when the phone is not in
use, then press or to scroll to
Directory, then press SELECT.
• Press or to scroll to Add contact, then
press SELECT.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the number.
-ORCopy a number from the redial list by pressing
REDIAL and then press , or REDIAL
repeatedly to find the desired number. Press
SELECT to copy the number.
3. Press SELECT to move on to enter the name.
4. Use the dialing keys to enter the name.
Additional key presses show other characters
of that particular key.
5. Press SELECT to save.
While entering names and numbers, you can:
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a digit
or character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase the entire entry.
Press or to move the cursor to the left or
right.
Press and hold PAUSE to insert a dialing
pause (for entering numbers only).
Press 0 to add a space (for entering names
only).
When the desired entry appears:
Press
or
on the handset.
-ORLift the corded handset or press
on the telephone base.
/SPEAKER
Edit a directory entry
1. When the desired entry displays, press
SELECT.
2. Use the dialing keys to edit the number, then
press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to edit the name, then
press SELECT.
Delete a directory entry
1. When the desired entry appears, press
DELETE. When the screen displays Delete
contact?, press SELECT.
Speed dial
You can copy up to nine directory entries into the
speed dial locations (0 and 2-9) so that you can
dial these numbers more quickly.
Assign a speed dial number
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Directory, then press
SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Speed dial, then
press SELECT.
4. Press , or a dialing key (0 or 2-9) to choose
the desired speed dial location.
5. Press SELECT. The screen displays Copy
from DIR...
6. Press or to scroll to desired entry, then
press SELECT.
Dial a speed dial number
•
When the phone is not in use, press and hold a
dialing key (0 or 2-9) to dial the number stored
in the corresponding speed dial location.
Delete a speed dial number
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Directory, then press
SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Speed dial, then
press SELECT.
4. Press , or a dialing key (0 or 2-9) to choose
the desired speed dial location, then press
SELECT to show the speed dial entry.
5. Press SELECT again. Then press or to
scroll to Clear SD and then press SELECT.
The screen shows Clear SD #X?
-ORPress DELETE. The screen shows Clear SD
#X?
6. Press SELECT to confirm.
Save a caller ID log entry to the directory
1. When the desired caller ID log entry displays,
press SELECT.
2. Use the dialing keys to modify the number, if
necessary. Then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to modify the name, if
necessary. Then press SELECT.
Delete caller ID log entries
•
When the desired caller ID log entry displays,
press DELETE.
To delete all caller ID log entries:
1. Press MENU on the handset or on the
telephone base when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Caller ID log and then press
SELECT.
3. Scroll to Del all calls then press SELECT
twice.
Caller ID
If you subscribe to caller ID service, information
about each caller will appear after the first or
second ring. If you answer a call before the caller’s
information appear on the screen, it will not be
saved in the caller ID log.
The caller ID log stores up to 50 entries. Each
entry has up to 24 digits for the phone number and
15 characters for the name.
If the phone number has more than 15 digits, only
the last 15 digits appear. If the name has more
than 15 characters, only the first 15 characters are
shown and saved in the caller ID log.
Review a caller ID log entry
1. Press CID on the cordless handset or the
telephone base when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to browse through the caller ID
log.
Missed call indicator
When there are calls that have not been reviewed
in the caller ID log, the screens display
XX missed calls.
Each time you review a caller ID log entry marked
NEW on the handset or NEW on the telephone
base, the number of missed calls decreases by one.
When you have reviewed all the missed calls, the
missed call indicator no longer displays.
If you do not want to review the missed calls one
by one, press and hold CANCEL when not in use
to clear the missed call indicator. All the entries
are then considered old.
Dial a caller ID log entry
When the desired entry displays, press
or
on the handset to dial.
-ORWhen the desired entry displays, press
/SPEAKER or lift the corded handset to dial.
The display
shows No line. I
cannot hear the
dial tone.
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 answering
system does
not record
messages.
Make sure the answering
system is on. When the
answering system is on,
ANS ON should display
on the handset and the
telephone base.
When the answering
machine memory is full,
it does not record new
messages until some old
messages are deleted.
If you subscribe to
voicemail service, change
the number of rings so that
your answering system
answers before your
voicemail service answers.
To determine how many
rings activate your voicemail
service, contact your
telephone service provider.
The answering
system does
not announce
the correct day
of the week
for recorded
messages time
stamp.
Make sure you have set
the date and time. See
Configure your telephone
section.
The messages
on the answering
system are
incomplete.
If a caller leaves a very long
message, part of it may be
lost when the answering
system disconnects the call
after the preset recording
time.
If the memory on the
answering system becomes
full during a message, the
answering system stops
recording and disconnects
the call.
I accidentally
set my LCD
language to
Spanish or
French, and I
don’t know how
to change it back
to English.
While the handset is not in
use, press MENU and then
enter 364# to change the
handset LCD language
back to English.
Sound settings
Key tone
You can turn the key tone on or off for each
handset and the telephone base.
1. Press MENU when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Scroll to Settings and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose Key tone, then press
SELECT.
4. Press or to choose Key tone:On or Key
tone:Off, then press SELECT to save.
Ringer tone
You can choose from different ringer tones for
each handset and the telephone base.
1. Press MENU when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Scroll to Ringers and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose Ringer tone, then press
SELECT.
4. Press or to sample each ringer tone, then
press SELECT to save.
Handset ringer volume
You can adjust the handset ringer volume level, or
turn the ringer off.
1. Press MENU when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Scroll to Ringers and then press SELECT
twice.
3. Press or to sample each volume level,
then press SELECT to save.
NOTE
When the ringer volume is set to off, the handset still
rings when you press FIND HANDSET at the telephone
base.
Temporary ringer silencing
About the built-in answering
system and voicemail service
For message recording, your telephone has a
built-in answering system, and it also supports
voicemail service offered by your telephone
service provider (subscription is required, and fee
may apply).
The main differences between them are:
Category
Storage
When the telephone is ringing, you can temporarily
silence the ringer without disconnecting the call.
The next call rings normally at the preset volume.
To silence the handset ringer:
•
Messages are
stored in the
telephone base.
You messages
will not be deleted
automatically. You
have to delete your
message manually.
Press MUTE or CANCEL on the handset and it
displays Ringer muted and .
To silence the telephone base ringer:
•
Built-in
answering
system
Press MUTE or CANCEL on the telephone
base and it displays .
Quiet mode
You can turn on quiet mode for a period of time
(1-12 hours). During this period, all tones (except
paging tone) and call screening are muted.
To set and turn the quiet mode on:
1. Press and hold QUIET# when the handset/
telephone base is not in use.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the desired
duration (1-12), then press SELECT.
To turn the quiet mode off:
•
While the quiet mode is on, press and hold
QUIET#.
NOTE
If you turn off the ringer volume on a cordless handset,
you will not hear ringer tone samples.
Telephone base ringer volume
Method
to retrieve
messages
Voicemail from
telephone service
Messages are
stored in a server
or system provided
by your telephone
service provider.
Your messages
may be
automatically
deleted after a
period of time.
Contact your
telephone service
provider for more
details.
When you
received new
messages, the
handset and the
telephone base
both display XX
new messages,
and the
/PLAY/STOP light
on the telephone
base flashes.
When you receive
new messages,
the handset and
the telephone base
display
and
New voicemail.
To retrieve
messages, usually
there are two
ways:
• Press
/
PLAY/STOP on
the telephone
base; or
• Access
remotely with
an access
code.
To retrieve
messages, you
need an access
number and/or a
password provided
by your telephone
service provider.
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:
1. 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
2. Product that has been damaged due to repair,
alteration or modification by anyone other than
an authorized service representative of VTech;
3. Product to the extent that the problem
experienced is caused by signal conditions,
network reliability, or cable or antenna systems;
4. Product to the extent that the problem is
caused by use with non-VTech accessories;
The answering system can record and store
up to 99 messages. Each message can be up
to three minutes in length. The total storage
capacity for the announcement, messages and
memos is approximately 14 minutes. The actual
recording time depends on individual message
characteristics.
Your answering system allows you to set your
announcement, to save and delete messages,
activate call screening, to set number of rings
before pick up, to access remotely, and to control
the recording time.
Turn the answering system on or off
The answering system must be turned on to
answer and record messages.
• Press /ANS ON/OFF to turn the built-in
answering system on or off.
-OR1. Press MENU when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Answer on/off, then
press SELECT.
4. Press or to scroll to Answer: On or
Answer: Off, then press SELECT.
modifications to this limited warranty and you
should not rely on any such modification.
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.
Delete your announcement
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT twice.
3. The system announces, “To play, press 2. To
record, press 7.” Press 3 or DELETE to delete
your recorded announcement.
NOTE
When your announcement is deleted, calls are answered
with the default announcement.
Set number of rings
The telephone is preset with a greeting that
answers calls with, “Hello. Please leave a
message after the tone.” You can use this preset
announcement, or replace it with your own.
Record your own announcement
Set recording time
Default announcement
The announcement can be up to 90 seconds in
length.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT twice.
3. The system announces, “To play, press 2. To
record, press 7.” Press 7 to record.
4. The system announces, “Record after the tone.
Press 5 when you are done.” After the tone,
speak towards the microphone.
5. Press 5 when done.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT twice.
3. The system announces, “To play, press 2. To
record, press 7.” Press 2 to play the current
announcement.
5. Product whose warranty/quality stickers,
product serial number plates or electronic
serial numbers have been removed, altered or
rendered illegible;
6. 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);
7. Product returned without a valid proof of
purchase (see item 2 below); or
8. 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?
To obtain warranty service in the USA, please visit
our website at www.vtechphones.com or call
1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to
www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
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
Options during playback:
• Press /VOLUME or /VOLUME on the
cordless handset, or  VOL or VOL  on the
telephone base to adjust the listening volume.
• Press 5 to stop playback.
You can set the answering system to answer
an incoming call after two, three, four, five or six
rings; or toll saver. If you choose toll saver, the
answering system answers a call after two rings
if you have new messages, or after four rings
when there are no new messages. This enables
you to check for new messages and avoid paying
unnecessary long distance charges when you are
calling from outside your local area.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Ans sys setup, then
press SELECT.
4. Scroll to # of rings, then press SELECT.
5. Press or to select 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or
Toll saver, and then press SELECT.
Play your announcement
Press VOL or VOL on the telephone base to
adjust the ringer volume when the telephone base
is not in use.
When you set the ringer volume to zero, the base
ringer is off. The telephone base announces,
“Base ringer is off,” and displays Ringer off and
.
Limited warranty
Set your built-in answering system
You can set the recording time allowed for each
incoming message.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Ans sys setup, then
press SELECT.
4. Scroll to Recording time, then press
SELECT.
5. Press or to select 3 minutes, 2 minutes
or 1 minute, and then press SELECT.
Using your built-in answering
system
New message indication
When there are new answering system messages,
the handset and the telephone base display XX
new messages, and the
/PLAY/STOP light on
the telephone base flashes.
If the message alert tone is turned on, the
telephone base beeps every 10 seconds when
there are messages that have not been reviewed.
Message playback
To play messages at the telephone base:
• Press
/PLAY when the phone is not in use.
-OR1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press SELECT to select Play messages.
Options during playback:
• Press  VOL or VOL  to adjust the message
playback volume.
• Press /SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT to repeat the message.
Press /REPEAT twice to hear the previous
message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the playing
message. The system advances to the next
message.
• Press STOP or 5 to stop the playback.
To play messages with a cordless handset:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press SELECT to select Play messages.
Options during playback:
• Press /VOLUME or /VOLUME to adjust the
message playback volume.
• Press 6 to skip to the next message.
• Press 4 to repeat the message. Press 4 twice
to hear the previous message.
• Press 3 or DELETE to delete the playing
message. The system advances to the next
message.
• Press OFF to stop the playback.
Delete all old messages
You can only delete old (reviewed) messages.
You cannot delete new messages until you review
them. You cannot retrieve deleted messages.
To delete all messages with the telephone
base:
1. Press X/DELETE twice when the phone is not
in use.
To delete all old messages with a handset:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or to scroll to Answering sys, then
press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Delete all old, and
then press SELECT twice.
Remote access
A two-digit security code is required to access the
answering system remotely from any touch-tone
telephone. The preset code is 19. You can use this
preset code, or set your own.
1. Dial your telephone number from any touchtone telephone.
2. When the system plays your announcement,
enter the two-digit security code.
3. Enter one of the following remote commands.
Command
Description
Retrieve voicemail from telephone
service
Voicemail is a feature available from most
telephone service providers. It may be included
with your telephone service, or may be optional.
Fees may apply.
Retrieve voicemail
When you received a voicemail, the handset
and the telephone base display
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.
1
Play all messages.
2
Play only new messages.
3
Delete the current message (during
playback).
33
Delete all old messages.
4
Repeat the current message
(during playback).
5
Stop.
After you have listened to all new voicemail
messages, the indicators on the handset and the
telephone base turn off automatically.
*5
Hear a list of remote commands.
Turn off the new voicemail indicator
6
Skip to the next message
(during playback).
*7
Record a new announcement.
If you have retrieved your voicemail while away
from home, and the telephone still displays the
new voicemail indicators, use this feature to turn
off the indicators.
8
End the call.
0
Turn the answering system on or off.
4. Hang up or press 8 to end the call.
Using 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 is set to
answer. For example, if your voicemail answers
after six rings, set your answering system to
answer after four rings. Some voicemail 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.
NOTE
NOTE
This feature turns off the indicators only, it does
not delete your voicemail messages.
1. Press MENU when the handset/telephone base
is not in use.
2. Scroll to Settings, then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Clr voicemail #, then press SELECT.
4. Press SELECT again to confirm.
Register a handset
When your handset is deregistered from the
telephone base, follow the steps below to register
it back to the telephone base.
To register a handset:
1. Remove the handset from the telephone base.
2. Press and hold FIND HANDSET on the
telephone base for about four seconds until the
IN USE light turns on and the screen shows
Registering...
3. Press QUIET# on the handset. The handset
shows Registering...
Both the telephone base and cordless handset
show Registered, and you hear a beep from the
handset when the registration process completes.
The registration process takes about 60 seconds.
Technical specifications
Frequency
control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit
frequency
Handset:
1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Telephone base:
1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Channels
5
Nominal
effective
range
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at
the time of use.
Power
requirement
Handset:
2.4V Ni-MH battery
Telephone base:
6V DC @ 400mA
Charger:
6V AC @ 300mA
Memory
Directory:
50 memory locations;
up to 30 digits and 15 characters
Caller ID log:
50 memory locations;
up to 24 digits and 15 characters
Designed to fit your home.
And your life.
VTech Communications, Inc.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
VTech is a registered trademark of VTech Holdings Limited.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2014 VTech Communications, Inc.
All rights reserved. 05/14. CS6649-X_ACIB_V8.0
Document order number: 91-007067-020-100
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.
Frequently asked questions
Below 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.
My telephone
does not work
at all.
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 display
shows No line. I
cannot hear the
dial tone.
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 the telephone
line cord does not help,
the wall jack (or the wiring
to this wall jack) may be
defective. Contact your
telephone service provider.