VTech VT 9122 Operating instructions

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................... 3
Parts Check List .......................................................................................................................... 4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................... 5
REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERIES .................................................................................. 6
GETTING STARTED .................................................................................................................... 8
Setting Up Your VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155 .................................................................................. 8
WALL MOUNTING ...................................................................................................................... 9
HANDSET FEATURES ............................................................................................................... 10
IN USE/LOW BATT LED ........................................................................................................... 10
PHONE KEY / FLASH function .................................................................................................. 10
CHANNEL KEY .......................................................................................................................... 10
OFF KEY ................................................................................................................................... 10
MEM KEY .................................................................................................................................. 10
PROG KEY ................................................................................................................................ 10
REDIAL KEY .............................................................................................................................. 10
TONE/*KEY .............................................................................................................................. 10
VOLUME CONTROL .................................................................................................................. 10
HEADSET JACK ........................................................................................................................ 10
BASE UNIT FEATURES ............................................................................................................. 11
POWER LED ............................................................................................................................. 11
CHARGE LED ............................................................................................................................ 11
IN USE LED ............................................................................................................................... 11
SPARE BATTERY LED .............................................................................................................. 11
PAGE KEY .................................................................................................................................. 11
BASE UNIT DISPLAY ................................................................................................................. 12
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................. 13
Making Calls .............................................................................................................................. 13
Answering Calls ....................................................................................................................... 13
Disconnecting ........................................................................................................................... 13
Changing Channels .................................................................................................................. 13
TONE / PULSE Setting ............................................................................................................... 13
Temporary Tone ........................................................................................................................ 14
Programming The Ringer Type ................................................................................................. 14
Turning Off The Ringer ............................................................................................................. 14
Checking The Ringer ................................................................................................................ 14
Memory Dialing ......................................................................................................................... 15
Programming Speed Dial Numbers ........................................................................................... 15
Speed Number Dialing .............................................................................................................. 15
To Change or Replace a Speed Dial Number ........................................................................... 15
To Clear the Stored Number ..................................................................................................... 15
Storing Special Codes .............................................................................................................. 16
Using Redial .............................................................................................................................. 16
Storing a Redial Number into Speed Dial .................................................................................. 16
The Page Feature ..................................................................................................................... 16
ITAD BASE LEDS ...................................................................................................................... 17
MAILBOX LED’s ......................................................................................................................... 17
ANSWER ON/OFF LED .............................................................................................................. 17
ITAD BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS ............................................................................
ANSWER ON/OFF KEY ...........................................................................................
MAILBOX X (1,2 or 3) KEY .......................................................................................
REC/MEMO KEY .....................................................................................................
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MENU KEY ................................................................................................................................. 19
SELECT KEY .............................................................................................................................. 19
TIME/SET KEY ............................................................................................................................ 20
DELETE KEY .............................................................................................................................. 20
REPEAT/SLOW KEY .................................................................................................................. 20
SKIP/QUICK KEY ........................................................................................................................ 21
VOLUME UP KEY ....................................................................................................................... 21
VOLUME DOWN KEY ................................................................................................................ 21
ITAD OPERATION ..................................................................................................................... 22
Default ITAD Settings ................................................................................................................. 22
ITAD Programming Overview .................................................................................................... 22
Selecting Announcement .......................................................................................................... 22
Recording / Playing / Deleting the OGM’s .................................................................................. 22
Set Security Code ..................................................................................................................... 23
Day and Time Setup .................................................................................................................. 23
Set Audible Message Alert ....................................................................................................... 23
Set Announce Only ................................................................................................................... 24
Set Base Ringer ON/OFF .......................................................................................................... 24
Set Number of Rings ................................................................................................................. 24
Leaving a Message (Incoming Message) ................................................................................. 25
Listening to Messages / Memos ................................................................................................ 25
Saving Messages ...................................................................................................................... 26
Deleting Messages .................................................................................................................... 26
Turning the ITAD ON/OFF .......................................................................................................... 26
Call Screening ............................................................................................................................ 27
Audible Current Day and Time .................................................................................................. 27
Changing Speaker Volume ........................................................................................................ 27
Changing Playback Speed ........................................................................................................ 28
Auto Disconnect for Extension Phone Pick-up ......................................................................... 28
Memory Full ................................................................................................................................ 28
Power Failure ............................................................................................................................ 28
REMOTE OPERATION OF ITAD ................................................................................................ 29
To Activate Remote Operation From a Different Telephone Line ............................................. 29
Playing Messages Remotely ..................................................................................................... 29
Repeat Messages During Playback .......................................................................................... 29
Skip Messages During Playback ............................................................................................... 29
Stop Message Playback ............................................................................................................ 29
Deleting Messages ..................................................................................................................... 30
Memo Recording ........................................................................................................................ 30
Change OGM Remotely ............................................................................................................. 30
Check OGM Remotely ............................................................................................................... 30
Turning ITAD ON or OFF ............................................................................................................. 30
Voice Menu for Remote Operation .............................................................................................. 30
Exiting Remote Operation .......................................................................................................... 30
OPTIONAL HEADSET INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .......................... 31
MAINTENANCE ......................................................................................................................... 32
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY ......................................................................................................... 33
WARRANTY STATEMENT ....................................................................................................... 34
FCC AND IC REGULATIONS .................................................................................... 35
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................ 37
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations! You have purchased
one of the best performing cordless
telephones on the market! The VTECH
VT 9151/VT 9155 is a single line 900 MHz
cordless phone.
The VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155 base unit
includes an Integrated Telephone Answering Device (ITAD). The ITAD uses digital
memory to record messages,
eliminating the need for cassette tapes.
You can access your messages from
the base unit, or from a remote location.
All programming and remote operation
functions are guided by a voice menu
system.
Other special features are:
• 10 Number Speed Dial Memory
• 30 Channels of operation
• Automatic Search for Available
Channel
• Manual Channel Change on
Handset
• PAGE from Base to Handset
• REDIAL feature
• Programmable Ringer Types
• Low Battery Detect and Warning
indicator
• Hearing Aid Compatible Receiver
• Easy answer - when the phone rings
simply press any key on the handset
to answer (except OFF)
• Removable battery pack
• Extra Battery Charger in the base unit
• Touch Tone and Pulse Dialing
• Temporary Tone Mode
• 2.5mm Jack on Handset for optional
Headset use.
ITAD Features:
• Up to 15 minutes recording time.
• Voice menu for local or remote
operation.
• 7 segment LED indicator.
• Day and time stamp for incoming
messages.
• Auto disconnect stops ITAD from
answering call when an extension is
picked up.
• Variable speed message playback.
• Selective message delete allows you
to keep important messages.
• Message length control; stops
recording after 6 seconds of silence.
• Messages and ITAD settings will be
retained even after power failure.
• Ring pick-up selection; unit can be
set to pick-up after 2 rings, 4 rings, 6
rings or Toll-saver.
• Call screening selection.
• Memo recording capability.
• Programmable security code for
remote operation.
• Volume control with 8 levels for the
ITAD speaker.
• 3 individual mailboxs for personalized
message storage and retrieval.
This manual is designed to familiarize
you with the VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155.
To get the most use out of your VTECH
VT 9151/VT 9155 , we strongly
recommend you read the manual before
using your phone.
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INTRODUCTION
Parts Check List:
1. Base unit
2. Handset
3. AC adapter
4. Telephone line cord
5. Battery pack
6. Wall mounting bracket
7. Belt Clip
BASE UNIT
AC ADAPTER
HANDSET
TELEPHONE LINE CORD
WALL MOUNTING BRACKET
BATTERY PACK
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BELT CLIP
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your telephone equipment,
basic safety precautions should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and injury to persons,
including the following:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water
(for example, near a bath tub, kitchen
sink, or swimming pool).
5. Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious
damage to the product.
6. Slots and openings in the cabinet and
the back or bottom are provided for
ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not be
blocked by placing the product on the
bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
surface. This product should never
be placed near or over a radiator or
heat register. This product should not
be placed in a built-in installation
where proper ventilation is not
provided.
7. This product should be operated only
from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you
are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your
dealer or local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the
power cord. Do not locate this
product where the cord will be abused
by persons walking on it.
9. Never push objects of any kind into
this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short out parts that could
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
10.To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not disassemble this product. If
service or repair work is required,
contact VTech Customer Service at
1-800-595-9511 in the U.S. and at
1-800-267-7377 in Canada. Opening or
removing cabinet parts other than
specified access doors may expose
you to dangerous voltages or other
risks. Incorrect reassembling can
cause electric shock when the appliance is subsequently used.
11.Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in the
risk of fire or electric shock.
12.Unplug this product from the wall
outlet :
A. When the power supply cord or
plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the
product.
C. If the product has been exposed
to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate
normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the
operating instructions because
improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work to
restore the product to normal
operation.
E. If the product has been dropped
and the cabinet has been
damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
13.Avoid using a telephone (other than
a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lighting.
14.Do not use the telephone to report a
gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
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REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERIES
CAUTION: To reduce the Risk of Fire or
Injury to Persons, Read and Follow these
Instructions:
1. Use only VTECH battery.
2. Do not open or mutilate the battery.
Released electrolyte is corrosive and
may cause damage to the eyes or
skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
3. Exercise care in handling batteries
in order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings,
bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause
burns.
1. Remove the battery case by pressing on the ridged lines and
sliding
downward.
2. Discard the old battery pack. Don’t put
the old battery pack in a trash
compactor or a fire - it could burst.
IMPORTANT: Do not dispose of this
battery in household garbage. For
information on recycling or proper
disposal, consult your local solid waste
collection or disposal organization.
3. Place the new battery pack in the
battery compartment. Make sure the
metal contacts on the underside of
the battery are aligned with charging
contacts in battery compartment.
4. The new battery pack must be
charged before using your telephone.
Place the handset in the cradle of the
base unit to allow it to charge for 24
hours. Maximum battery life between
charges is 4 hours of continuous talk
time or 7 days of standby.
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4. Do not dispose of the battery in a fire.
The cell may explode.
IF THE BATTERY PACK DOESN’T
RECHARGE
The battery pack can be recharged
many times; but if you get a low-battery
signal, or the handset seems completely
dead, even after 24 hours of charging,
the battery pack should be replaced.
To purchase replacement battery packs,
use the enclosed order form, or call
Vtech Communications at 1-800-595-9511
in the U.S. and at 1-800-267-7377 in
Canada.
SPARE BATTERY CHARGER
Your VTech VT 9151/VT 9155 is equipped
with a spare battery charger built-in to the
base unit. The spare battery charger
allows you to always have a charged
battery available, should your handset
battery discharge during normal use.
Contact your local VTech dealer, or call
VTech Customer Service to purchase a
spare battery pack.
REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERIES
To install the Spare Battery Pack:
1. Open the base unit battery
compartment.
2. Place the spare battery pack in the
battery compartment. Make sure the
metal contacts on the underside of the
battery are aligned with charging
contacts in battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery compartment
cover.
4. When the battery is installed properly,
the spare battery LED on the base
unit will be illuminated.
5. The spare battery will be fully charged
after 24 hrs. Please note that the
spare battery LED will always be
illuminated when a spare battery is
installed.
The RBRCTM Seal
The RBRC ® Seal on
the (easily removable)
nickel-cadmium battery
(contained in our product)
indicates that VTech
Communications,Inc. is
voluntarily participating
in an industry program to collect and
recycle these batteries at the end of their
useful lives,when taken out of service
within the United States and Canada.
The RBRC ® program provides a
convenient alternative to placing used
nickel-cadmium batteries into the trash
or municipal waste,which may be illegal
in your area.
VTech’s partnership with RBRC® makes
it easy for you to drop off the spent battery
at local retailers participating in the
RBRC program or at authorized VTech
product service centers. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERYTM for information on
Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal
bans/restrictions in your area.VTech’s
involvement in this program is part of its
commitment to protecting our
environment and conserving natural
resources.
RBRC® is a registered trademark of
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation.
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GETTING STARTED
AC
ELECTRICAL
OUTLET
TELEPHONE
WALL JACK
Setting Up Your VTECH VT 9151/ VT 9155
1. Choose an area near an electrical
outlet and a telephone wall jack.
2. Plug the AC power adapter into an
electrical outlet and the DC
connector to the back of the base unit.
CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter
shipped with your VTECH VT 9151/
VT 9155. This is a Class 2 AC adapter,
specifically designed for use with the
VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155.
NOTE: Connect power to the base unit
before placing the handset in the cradle.
3. The ANSWER ON/OFF indicator key
will then turn on to indicate the ITAD
is initialized. After a while, the display
will show “CL” flashing, indicating that
the day and time must be set.
4. CHARGE THE HANDSET BATTERIES
BEFORE USE. The batteries recharge
automatically whenever the handset
is in the base unit cradle. The batteries must be charged for 24 hours
before using your phone for the first
time.
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5. Connect the telephone line cord.
Insert one end of the telephone line
cord into the jack at the rear of the
base unit. Plug the other end into a
telephone wall jack. Make sure the
plugs snap securely into place.
6. CHECK FOR A DIAL TONE. After the
batteries are charged, pick up the
handset and press the PHONE key.
The PHONE indicator should light up,
and you should hear a dial tone. If
not, see IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY.
CAUTION:
1. Never install telephone wiring during
a lightning storm.
2. Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.
3. Never touch un-insulated telephone
wires or terminals unless the
telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.
4. Use caution when installing or
modifying telephone lines.
WALL MOUNTING
1. Choose a spot near an electrical
outlet and a telephone jack. Your
phone requires a modular telephone
jack and a standard electrical outlet
(120v AC). The power cord is six feet
long; make sure there is an electrical
outlet within reach of the base. The
outlet should not be controlled by a
wall switch. If the switch is ever turned
off, the phone will not operate.
4. Connect the telephone cord. The
telephone line cord has a snap-in
plug at each end. Insert one of the
plugs into the jack on the bottom of
the base. Insert the other end of the
plug into the wall jack.
5. Connect the power cord. Plug the
DC connector into the DC jack at the
rear of the base unit. Plug the AC
power adapter into an electrical
outlet.
2. Position the wall mount adapter on
the base. Line up the tabs on the wall
mount adapter with the holes on the
bottom of the base. Snap the wall
mount adapter firmly in place.
3. Mount the base on the wall.
Position the base so the mounting
studs will fit into the holes on the
bottom of the base. Position the
power cord to extend down the wall
the phone is to be mounted on. Slide
the base down on the mounting
studs until it locks into place.
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HANDSET FEATURES
IN USE/LOW BATT LED
• The IN USE LED lights when the phone line is being used by the handset.
• It flashes in cadence with an incoming ring.
• It flashes quickly during PROG mode.
• The LED will flash slowly when the handset battery is getting low and needs to be recharged.
VOLUME CONTROL
• Set Volume switch on the side of
the Handset to high (H), medium
(M) or low (L), depending on your
preference.
PHONE KEY / FLASH
FUNCTION
• Press this key to
make a call.
• If you are currently
on a call, pressing
PHONE flashes the
line. This would be
used with a feature
like call waiting to
answer your second
call.
TONE / * KEY
• In PULSE dialing mode,
this key is used to switch to
Temporary TONE dialing
mode.
PROG KEY
• Press PROG key to enter
PROGRAM mode. See
page 15 for more details.
MEM KEY
• Press this key to enter MEMORY
mode. See page 15 for more details.
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HEADSET JACK
• Connect a 2.5mm Headset set to the jack for
hands-free operation.
OFF KEY
• Press this key to exit all
modes of operation.
CHANNEL KEY
• Pressing this key
when the handset is
in use will activate
a channel change
to the next free
channel.
• This is used if you
are experiencing
noise or interference on the current
channel.
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REDIAL/PAUSE KEY
• To dial the last number that
was called on your phone.
• It can also be used to store
the last number dialed into
the speed dial memory.
See page 16 for details.
• During
Speed
Dial
programming, press this
key to insert a 2 second
PAUSE
in
dialing
sequence.
BASE UNIT FEATURES
IN USE LED
• The IN USE LED illuminates whenever the handset is being used.
• The IN USE LED also flashes with the cadence of the incoming ring.
POWER LED
• This LED illuminates when the base
power adapter is plugged in and
power is applied to the base unit.
CHARGE LED
• This LED illuminates steadily
when the handset is in the base
cradle to indicate that the
handset battery is being
charged.
SPARE BATTERY LED
• This LED illuminates
steadily when a
battery is placed in
the base unit charge
cradle.
PAGE KEY
• Press this key to page the handset. See page16 for details.
• Press it a second time to cancel a page.
• The base will ring the handset for 60 seconds (STANDBY mode) or one page tone
(PHONE mode) before ending the page automatically.
• The handset can also cancel the page by pressing the OFF key.
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BASE UNIT FEATURES
BASE UNIT DISPLAY
The display provides useful information on the status of your VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155
answering device. Below are the descriptions of the display.
Message window LED status
0
1-98
Steady
Flashing
What it means:
No new messages in any mailboxes.
Total number of new messages in all mailboxes.
0-99 & F Alternating
Memory is full, or total number of messages is
99.
1-99
Counting
During OGM/Memo recording, the message
window shows the length of the announcement
99
Flashing
1-99
Steady
During message playback, the system shows the
current message number in selected mailbox.
1-8
Steady for 1
second
The system shows the current volume level when
pressing the
or
keys.
00-99
Steady
During remote access code setting, the system
shows the current code.
recording in seconds.
Recording time exceeds 99 seconds.
System is in Announce-Only mode.
A
Steady
On or OF Steady for 1 second When any setting is changed to On or Off.
CL
Alternating with the After power failure, the clock needs to be set.
normal display
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Steady
Flashing
System is answering a call or in remote operation.
The system is in program mode when MENU is
pressed or during initialization.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Making Calls- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1. Pick up the handset and press
PHONE.
2. When you hear a dial tone, dial the
number.
3. The indicator for IN USE (on the base
unit and handset) will light. If you
make a mistake when dialing, press
OFF to hang up, then press PHONE to
get the dial tone again.
MAKING CALL
and
ANSWERING CALL
You must always press PHONE before you can dial a call on the handset.
Answering Calls
1. When an incoming call is ringing, the IN USE LED in the base and the IN USE LED
in the handset will flash. To make sure your phone rings when the handset is away
from the base, please keep the base antenna in the upright position.
2. To answer a call when the handset is in the base, just pick up the handset.
3. To answer a call when the handset is away from the base, just press any key on the
handset (EXCEPT OFF). This is very useful in a dark environment; you do not have
to fumble around looking for the PHONE key to answer the call.
TO END
THE CALL
Changing Channels- - - - - - - - - - - - If you notice interference when using
your handset, press CHAN to switch to a
clear channel. This function is only
available when you are on a call.
TONE / PULSE
Setting
Disconnecting
To end a call, either place the handset
back in the base, or press OFF on the
handset.
CHANGING
CHANNELS
TONE/ PULSE Setting
If you have touch tone service on your
line, Press PROG, *,*,MEM to switch to
TONE dialing. If you have rotary service,
press PROG,*,#,MEM to switch to
PULSE dialing.
NOTE: Your VT9151/VT9155 is preset
at the factory for TONE dialing.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Temporary Tone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you have a rotary (dial-pulse) telephone service, (TONE/PULSE setting is
set to PULSE), this feature allows you to
enter special codes and tones to operate answering machines, use electronic
banking services, calling cards, or other
special services.
Note: If you have touch-tone service,
(TONE/PULSE setting set to TONE), just
enter the codes normally.
PROGRAMMING
THE RINGER TYPE
1. Press PROG
2. Press # Key
3. Press A Number Key
TEMPORARY TONE
1. Dial Your Call
2. Press * You are
now in temporary tone
mode.
3. Press OFF to end
your call
Programming The Ringer Type
The handset ringer is capable of four
different types of ringing tones.
To program, the handset must be OFF.
1.2.3.4 to select a ringer
type
4. Press MEM to confirm
Turning Off The Ringer - - - - - - - - - -
CHECKING
THE RINGER
1. Press PROG
2. Press # Key
3. Press 0
4. Press MEM to confirm
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TURNING OFF
THE RINGER
1. Press PROG
2. Press # Key
3. Press 5
4. Press MEM to
confirm
5. To turn ringer on
again, see
Programming the
Ringer Type.
Checking The Ringer
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Memory Dialing
The VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155 can store up to 10 different phone numbers that you
can dial just by pressing MEM and one of the number keys (0-9).
Programming Speed Dial Numbers
The handset must be OFF.
SPEED DIALING
1. Press PHONE
PROGRAMMING
SPEED DIAL
NUMBERS
1. Press PROG. The IN
USE LED will blink.
2. Press the number of
the memory location you
wish to store the number
in (0-9).
3. Dial the phone number
(max 16 digits) you want
to store.
4. Press MEM to store
the phone number.
Speed Number Dialing
For example, to dial the number you
assigned to key ‘8’, you would press
PHONE, MEM, 8.
2. Press MEM
3. Press A Number
Key 0...9 as memory
location
To Change or Replace a Speed Dial Number
To change or replace a stored number in speed dial simply enter the new number
and store it in the memory location you wish to change.
For example, to change the number stored in memory position 7 to 555-1111, you
would press PROG, 7, 555-1111, MEM.
To Clear the Stored Number - - - - - CLEAR THE
STORED NUMBER
1. Press PROG
2. Enter The Memory
Location 0...9
3. Press MEM
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Storing Special Codes - - - - - - - - - - To insert a pause in a phone number,
for example, to store 9-PAUSE-5551234 in memory location 8, do the following:
Using Redial
TO REDIAL LAST
NUMBER
1. Press PHONE
2. Press REDIAL
Storing a Redial Number into Speed
Dial
TO STORE REDIAL
NO. INTO MENORY
1. Press PROG
2. Press A Number
Key 0...9
3. Press REDIAL
4. Press MEM
TO PAGE THE
HANDSET FROM
THE BASE
Press PAGE
TO END A PAGE AT
THE HANDSET
Press OFF
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The Page Feature
• This feature is useful if you have
misplaced the handset.
• Press it a secord time to cancel a page.
• The base will ring the handset for 60
seconds (STANDBY mode) or one
page tone (PHONE mode) before
ending the page automatically.
ITAD BASE LEDS
MAILBOX LED’s
The MAILBOX LED’s (1,2,3) indicate the status of messages in each mailbox.
MAILBOX LEDS
STATUS:
FLASH: New
messages are waiting
ON: Old messages
inside
OFF: No messages
ANSWER ON/OFF LED
ANSWER LED will remain off if ITAD is not in auto-answer mode.
ANSWER LED remains on steadily when ITAD is in auto-answer mode.
ANSWER LED
STATUS:
ON: ITAD is in autoanswer mode
OFF:ITAD is NOT in
auto-answer mode
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ITAD BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
REC/MEMO KEY
ITAD BASE KEYPAD
ANSWER ON KEY
MAILBOX X ( 1,2&3 ) KEY
DELETE KEY
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
VOLUME UP KEY
VOLUME DOWN KEY
SKIP/QUICK KEY
REPEAT/SLOW KEY
ANSWER ON/OFF KEY- - - - - - - - - - - This key is used to turn ON and OFF the
ITAD.
• While in the OFF mode.
1. The cordless phone will still operate
normally, but the ITAD will not answer
calls.
2. The ITAD can be reactivated remotely
by 10 successive rings on an incoming call.
• When the ITAD is ON, the ANSWER
LED is on.
MAILBOX X ( 1,2 or 3) KEY- - - - - - • The ITAD stores the messages into
different mailboxes for retrieval by the
corresponding mailbox user. For
example, Mailbox 1 is for John, Mailbox 2 is for Jane, etc.
• Press MAILBOX X key to playback the
incoming message in corresponding
mailbox. Press the MAILBOX X key
again will terminate the playback.
• When in menu mode, press any of the
mailbox keys to return to idle mode.
WHEN ITAD IS ON
THE ANSWER LED
IS ILLUMINATED
MAILBOX X KEY
To Select Desired
Mailbox:
Press MAILBOX X
(1,2 or 3)
REC / MEMO KEY
The REC/MEMO key is used to record memos at the base unit in to the current selection. The maximum record time per memo/message is 4 minutes.
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ITAD BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
1. Press the REC/MEMO and you will
hear “Please select mailbox”.
2. Select the mailbox by pressing the
REC/MEMO KEY
mailbox key and “Now recording” is
To Record:
heard.
Press REC/MEMO
3. Record your memo.
Press Desired Mailbox
4. During recording, the 7 segment will
To Stop:
count the recording time in seconds.
Press any MAILBOX
When it exceeds 99 seconds, it will
key
flash “99”.
5. Stop recording by pressing MAILBOX
X key.
• The system will also stop recording automatically if time is expired or memory is
full.
• Maximum number of old & new messages/memos is 99. If total number of old and
new messages is 99, “Memory full” will be announced when you press REC/MEMO.
MENU KEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • The MENU key is used to program the
answering machine. Each time you
press MENU, the ITAD settings will be
announced in the following order:
– Set Outgoing Message
– Set Security Code
– Set Day and Time
– Set Audible Message Alert
– Set Announce only
– Set Base Ringer
– Set Number of Rings
MENU KEY
To Program Various
Answering Maching
Features,
Press MENU
• Program the desired setting when you hear the appropriate voice option. (See
ITAD OPERATION; page 22-28)
SELECT KEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1. After you enter Program Mode, press
SELECT until you hear your desired
setting.
2. Pressing TIME/SET will confirm the
current setting.
SELECT KEY
Press SELECT key
until you hear your
desired setting.
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ITAD BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
TIME/SET KEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The TIME/SET key is used to check
the date and time. In normal operation, the day and time are announced
when TIME/SET key is pressed.
• The TIME/SET key is used to set the
current selection in program mode.
It is used with the MENU and SELECT
keys. (See ITAD OPERATION; page
22-28)
DELETE KEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • The DELETE key is used to delete old
messages (previously reviewed)
from the ITAD.
1. Press DELETE during message playback to delete the current message.
2. Press and hold DELETE key for more
than 2 seconds, the system will
announce, “please select mailbox”.
After pressing MAILBOX X key, all old
(previously reviewed) messages in that
selected mailbox will be deleted (this
feature works only when the answering machine is idle; it does not work
during
message
playback).
• To prevent accidental deletion of new
messages, you are unable to delete
a message unless it has been
previously reviewed.
REPEAT / SLOW KEY - - - - - - - - - - - • The
key is used to return to the
beginning of a message during
message playback.
• The previous message will also
begin if
is pressed twice quickly
during message playback.
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TIME/SET KEY
To Announce The
Date And Time,
Press TIME/SET
DELETE KEY
To Delete Message,
Press DELETE
REPEAT/SLOW KEY
To Repeat messages,
.Press REPEAT/SLOW
during playback
.Press the key twice quickly
during playback to play
previous message
.To slow down playback,
press and hold REPEAT/
SLOW during playback
(see page 28)
ITAD BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
SKIP/QUICK KEY- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • The
key advances to the
beginning of the next message
during playback.
VOLUME UP KEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • The
key is used to increase the
volume level of the base unit speaker.
SKIP/QUICK KEY
.To Advance To The
Beginning Of The Next
Message, press
SKIP/QUICK
.To speed up playback,
press and hold
SKIP/QUICK during
playback (see page 28)
VOLUME UP KEY
To Increase The
Volume Level Of
Base Unit Speaker,
Press
VOLUME DOWN KEY - - - - - - - - - - • The
key is used to decrease the
volume level of the base unit speaker.
VOLUME DOWN KEY
To Decrease The
Volume Level Of
Base Unit Speaker,
Press
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ITAD OPERATION
Default ITAD Settings
The ITAD is preset to have the following
default settings:
Security Code: 19
Audible Message Alert: OFF
Date & Time: Mon 12:00am
Rings to answer: 4
ITAD Programming Overview
Setup order for the ITAD is:
1.Set Outgoing Message.
2.Set Security Code
3.Set Day and Time
4.Set Audible Message Alert
2 . Announce Only mode
If this mode is set, the caller is not able
to leave his message. If no announcement is recorded, the factory default
greeting is: “Hello, I’m unable to answer
your call right now. Please call again.
Thank you.” will be used. (see Recording the OGM)
Example for OGM1 (for multi - user
application):
“Hi! We can’t come to the phone right
now. If you have a message for John
press *1 (Star, 1), for Jane press *2 (Star,
2), for Jack press *3 (Star, 3). If you have
a message for any one of us, just stay
on the line and record after the beep.
Thank you.”
5.Set Announce Only
6.Set Base Ringer
7.Set Number of Rings
During ITAD setup, the 7 segment “--”
LED will flash. If no key is pressed for
20 seconds, the ITAD will beep and exit
program mode. You can also exit
program mode at any time by pressing
any MAILBOX key.
Selecting Announcement
There are 2 choices of announcements:
Normal outgoing message & Outgoing
message for announce only. To record
the proper announcement, you should
enter to the corresponding answering
mode.
1 . Normal answering mode.
In this mode, the caller is able to leave
his message. If no announcement is
recorded, the default announcement
“Hello, I’m unable to answer your call
right now. Please leave your name, number and message after the tone.” will be
used. (see Recording the OGM).
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Example for OGM2 (announce only):
“Hi! You have reached Jack and Jill. We
will be back after 1 p.m. Please call back
then. Thank you.”
Recording/Playing/Deleting
Outgoing Messages (OGM)
the
REC/MEMO KEY
MAILBOX X
(1,2&3 ) KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
1. Press MENU key until the desired item
(Set Outgoing Message) is
announced.
2. Press REC/MEMO. “Now recording”,
is announced, followed by a beep.
Speak in the direction of the ITAD (
max. length: 90 seconds).
3. Press MAILBOX X to stop the recording.
ITAD OPERATION
4. The OGM replays the message
automatically, followed by a beep.
5. To review a recorded announcement,
press MENU key until the desired
item (Set outgoing message) is
announced. Press any MAILBOX key.
The current greeting is played.
6. To delete a recorded announcement,
press DELETE during OGM playback.
Note: If your recording time is less than 2
seconds, your OGM will not be
recorded, and the default greeting will be
used.
Set Security Code
The security code programmed into the
ITAD is used to gain access to functions
from remote locations.
The security code default setting is 19.
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
1. Press MENU until you hear “Set
security code.”
2. Press TIME/SET to hear the current
security code.
3. Press SELECT briefly to increase the
security code by 1. Or, hold SELECT
continuously to increase the code by
multiples of 10.
4. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
choice and you will hear the
announcement of the security code.
Day and Time Setup
During initial setup, or after a power
failure, the day and time default is set to
Monday 12:00am. The display will flash
“CL” to indicate day and time need to be
set.
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
1. Press MENU until you hear, “Set day
and time.”
2. Press SELECT until the desired day
is announced.
3. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
choice.
4. Press SELECT until the desired hour
is announced.
5. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
choice.
6. Press SELECT until the desired
minute is announced. Holding the
key continuously will increase the
minute in 10 minute steps.
7. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
choice. You will hear the Day and
Time.
Set Audible Message Alert
If you want your ITAD to beep once every 10 seconds to notify you when new
messages have been received, set the
Audible Message Alert to ON. Otherwise,
it is preset to OFF.
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ITAD OPERATION
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
1. Press MENU until you hear “Set audible message alert.”
2. Press SELECT until the desired setting, (ON or OFF) is announced.
3. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
choice. The voice prompt of “Audible
Message Alert On” or “Audible
Message Alert Off” will be produced.
1. Press MENU until “Set Announce
Only” is announced.
2. Press TIME/SET now will announce
the current setting.
3. Press SELECT until desired setting“on” or “off” is declared.
4. Press TIME/SET to confirm and the
setting will be announced.
Note: You can store one Outgoing Message (OGM) for ANNOUNCE ONLY
mode, and a separate OGM for NORMAL (accept messages) mode. Depending on the
Announce Only Setting, the appropriate OGM will be selected.
Note: You can press any ITAD function
key except PAGE key to stop the audible
message alert.
Set Announce Only
Caution: If you turn on the Announce Only
option, your callers cannot leave a
message. This setting is preset at the
factory to Announce Only OFF.
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
Set Base Ringer On/Off
The Base ringer can be turned on or off.
1. Press MENU until you hear “Set Base
Ringer”
2. Press SELECT to toggle between the
choices (on or off)
3. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
selection. Voice prompt of “Base
Ringer is on” or “Base Ringer is off”
will be announced to confirm your setting.
Set Number of Rings
The ITAD has 4 ring number settings:
2 rings The incoming call is
answered after 2 rings.
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ITAD OPERATION
4 rings The incoming call is
answered after 4 rings.
6 rings The incoming call is
answered after 6 rings.
Toll Saver The incoming call is answered
after 2 rings only if there
are new messages/memos
present. Otherwise, the ITAD
will answer calls after 4 rings.
Thus, if Toll Saver is active and
your ITAD rings 3 times when
you call, you can hang-up to
avoid any long distance
charges.
TIME/SET KEY
SELECT KEY
MENU KEY
MAILBOX X
(1,2&3 ) K
press “*, X(star X)” during OGM playback. X being Mailbox 1, 2 or 3.
• After desired mailbox is selected,
“Mailbox X, now recording” will be
announced, and incoming message
recording starts after a beep.
• If incoming message length is less
than 2 seconds, message will not be
recorded.
Listening to Messages / Memos
When new messages and/or new
memos are in the ITAD, the display will
flash the total number of new messages
in all mailboxes.
1. Press MENU until you hear “Set
number of rings.”
2. Press SELECT until you hear the
desired ring number, “2”, “4”, “6”, or
“Toll Saver” announced.
3. Press TIME/SET to confirm your
choice. The selected setting is then
announced.
Leaving a Message (Incoming
Message)
The ITAD will answer a call (according
to the current ring selection), play the
OGM followed by a beep to signal the
start of recording.
• Default mailbox is MAILBOX 1.
• To record the incoming message in
a specific mailbox, the caller should
MAILBOX X
(1,2&3 ) KE
SKIP/QUICK KEY
REPEAT/SLOW KEY
• Press the desired Mailbox key to
hear messages.
• The system will announce “Mailbox
X, you have X new message(s) and X
old message(s)” in the presence of
new message in corresponding
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ITAD OPERATION
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
mailbox. Then the system will play
only the new messages.
In the absence of new messages, the
system will announce “Mailbox X, You
have X old messages ” and then
playback the old messages.
The
and
keys can be used
to skip forward and backward during
message playback.
To stop message playback, and
return to normal operation mode,
press MAILBOX X and a long beep
is followed.
The day and time stamp is announced
after each message is played.
After all messages and memos have
been played, the final voice prompt
will be, “End of messages”, and the
ITAD will exit playback mode.
Note that the system will play the
message based on “First-In-First-Out”
If the system has less than 5 minutes
recording time left, it will announce the
remaining recording time to alert the
user.
During message playback, the display
will be flashing to indicate that the
currently playing message is a new
message.
DELETE KEY
• Press the “Mailbox X “key that you
want to delete all the reviewed messages in the selected mailbox.
Note: The DELETE function will only
delete old or reviewed messages. New
messages CANNOT be deleted until
they are reviewed.
Turning the ITAD ON/OFF
ANSWER ON/OFF KEY
Saving Messages
• The ITAD will automatically save your
messages if you do not delete them.
The messages will be retained even
after power failure.
• The system can record up to 15
minutes of messages.
Deleting Messages
• Press DELETE key at any time during
message playback to delete the
current message.
• All reviewed messages for a
particular mailbox, can be deleted by
pressing and holding the DELETE key
for more than 2 seconds. The system will announce “ Please select
mailbox”.
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• If you want the ITAD to answer calls,
press ANSWER ON/OFF key. The ON
LED will then be turned on and “Answering machine on” will be announced.
• If you don’t want the ITAD to answer
calls, press ANSWER ON/OFF key.
The ON LED will then be turned off
and “Answering machine off” will be
announced.
ITAD OPERATION
• The display will still show the
number of new messages.
• Even if the ITAD is set to OFF, it will still
answer calls after 10 rings. An announcement, “Please enter your security code” is given, and you can enter your security code to use remote
operation. (See Remote Operation of
ITAD)
Audible Current Day and Time
TIME/SET KEY
Call Screening
Call screening level can be changed at
any time, even while the ITAD is
answering a call.
When the ITAD answers a call, the
speaker will monitor the voice on the line.
If you want to answer the call at once,
just pick-up the handset, or an extension, and the ITAD will automatically stop
recording.
VOLUME UP KEY
VOLUME DOWN KEY
The Call Screening volume is controlled
by the
and
keys.
• Call screening is off when volume
level “1” is indicated in the display.
• Call-screening level can be changed
any time even during ITAD is
answering a call.
• Default volume level is 5.
You can check the current day and time
by pressing TIME/SET. After the
announcement the ITAD will generate a
beep.
Changing Speaker Volume
VOLUME UP KEY
VOLUME DOWN KEY
• Press the
and
keys to reach
the desired volume level. There are 8
digital volume levels.
• If volume is set at maximum or
minimum level, further pressing of
the volume keys will give 3 short beep
tones.
• Volume change automatically
continues if the volume UP/DOWN is
held.
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ITAD OPERATION
Changing Playback Speed
Please enter your security code” is
announced. You may enter remote
operation mode by entering the security code.
MEMORY FULL
SKIP/QUICK KEY
REPEAT/SLOW KEY
During playback, you can change the
playback speed by simply holding down
(SLOW) or
(QUICK) to
the desired speed during playback.
There are 3 playback speeds. The
default speed is normal. Playback speed
will return to normal once you exit the
playback mode.
Auto Disconnect for Extension
Phone Pick-up
The ITAD will auto-disconnect the
telephone line if an extension phone or the
cordless handset accesses the line.
Note: If the ITAD continues to record
after an extension phone or the cordless
handset accesses the line, either press
MAILBOX X on the base or press “*,
0”on the extension phone or cordless
handset.
Memory Full
• When the ITAD has less than 30
seconds recording time remaining or
the total message count is equal to
99, the display shows “F” with the
number of new messages to indicate
memory full.
• If the ITAD memory is full, it will automatically default to ANSWER OFF
mode. The ITAD will answer a call
after 10 rings and “Memory full;
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• If memory is full, any attempt to record
memos or OGM’s will be inhibited.
Power Failure
POWER FAILURE
• After a power failure, “CL” will flash to
notify you to set the day and time.
• All the messages, OGM’s and menu
settings (other than day and time) will
be retained.
• The ITAD will default to ANSWER ON
and Call Screening ON.
• Note that after power up, the ITAD will
have an initialization period, during
which, the display will flash with “--”.
During this period, you can still use
the cordless phone.
REMOTE OPERATION OF ITAD
Remote operation allows you to control
the functions of the ITAD when you are
away from the base, and call from an
outside telephone line. The ITAD cannot be
accessed from another telephone on the same line. You can access many of the ITAD functions from a
remote location such as listening to
messages, changing recorded announcements, and recording memos.
Remote operation can only be accessed from a touch tone telephone. If
the remote phone is set to pulse dialing, switch it tone. If tone dialing is not
available you will not be able to access
the ITAD.
Note: All function codes should be
entered within 2 seconds in order to
activate the Remote Operation.
To Activate Remote Operation From
a Different Telephone Line
1. If the ITAD is off, you can dial your
telephone number and wait for the
ITAD to answer your call after 10 rings.
An announcement, “ Please enter
your security code” is given, and you
enter your security code to use remote
operation.
2. If the ITAD is on, it will answer your
call and begin playing the currently
selected announcement (as with any
incoming call).
3. Enter # followed by your 2 digit
security code during the announcement. The default security code is
19.
4. Once the security code is received, a
double confirmation beep will be
given, and you are in Remote Operation mode. You can then control the
ITAD functions using the telephone
keypad.
5. The user can also enter the Remote
Operation mode during message
recording. The procedure is the same
as step 3. The recording will be
stopped after entering #, then the
valid security code (2 digits, selected
from 00 - 99).
The
recorded
incomplete message will be deleted.
6. If the user enters a wrong security
code, the system will release the line.
Playing Messages Remotely
1. Press “#1”, “#2” or “#3” on the touch
tone keypad to play the messages in
the corresponding mailbox.
2. The system will announce “Mailbox X.
You have XX new messages and XX
old messages” and the system will
playback the new message only. If there
are no new messages, the system will
announce “Mailbox X. You have XX old
messages” and then play back the old
messages. On the other hand, in the
absence of old messages, the
system will announce only the
number of new messages.
Repeat Messages During Playback
1. Press “#4” once during message
playback to repeat the current
message.
2. Press “#4” twice within 2 seconds to
skip to the previous message.
Skip Messages During Playback
1. Press “#6” once to skip forward to the
next message.
Stop Message Playback
1. Pressing “#5” during message
playback will stop playback.
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REMOTE OPERATION OF ITAD
Deleting Messages
1. Press “#9” once during message
playback to delete the current
message.
Note: Playback will pause if “#” or “*” is
entered. ITAD will wait for the command
in the following 2 seconds. If no further
tone is entered, playback will be resumed.
Memo Recording
1. Press “*8”.
2. After selecting the mailbox by entering
command “1”, “2”, “3”, You will hear,
“Now recording”, followed by a beep.
Voice Menu for Remote Operation
The system provides two pre-recorded
voice menus to help you during remote
operation. Press “*5” to go back to the
simple voice menu.
The simple voice menu is as follows:
• Press “#1” to play mailbox 1.
• Press “#2” to play mailbox 2.
• Press “#3” to play mailbox 3.
• Press “#5” to stop.
• Press “#4” to repeat the message.
• Press “#6” to skip the message.
• Press “#9” to erase the message.
• Press “*5” for other functions.
2. Press “#5” to stop recording. Your
new OGM will playback automatically.
The advanced voice menu is as follows:
• Press “#7” to review outgoing
message.
• Press “*7” to record outgoing message.
• Press “*8” to record memo.
• Press “#4” twice to repeat previous
message.
• Press “#0” to turn the system on or
off.
• Press “*5” to go back to the simple
voice menu.
Check OGM Remotely
Enter “#7” to review OGM. You will hear
playback of OGM followed by a beep.
Pressing any function code will stop the
voice menu, and perform the corresponding functions.
Turning ITAD ON or OFF
Pressing “#0” toggles the ITAD ON/OFF.
“Answer machine on”, or “Answer
machine off” will be announced, followed
by a beep.
Exiting Remote Operation
1. Enter “*0” to exit remote operation
mode. The ITAD confirms your action
with a long beep and then disconnects.
3. Enter “#5” to stop recording when you
have finished.
Change OGM Remotely
1. Enter “*7” to record a new OGM. You
will hear, “Now recording” , followed
by a beep to signal start of recording.
2. The ITAD also automatically disconnects if no key is pressed within 20
seconds during remote operation.
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OPTIONAL HEADSET INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Your VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155 cordless
telephone is equipped with a 2.5mm
Headset Jack for use with an optional
accessory Headset for hands-free
operation.
If you choose to use the Headset option,
you must do the following:
INSTALLATION
• Obtain an optional accessory Headset,
which is compatible with the VTECH
VT 9151/VT 9155.
Please contact VTech Communications
Customer Service, toll-free at 1-800-5959511 in US and VTech Electronics at
1-800-267-7377 in Canada for dealer
information in your local area. You can also
purchase a compatible Headset directly
from VTech Communications Customer
Service.
• Once you have a compatible 2.5mm
Headset, locate the Headset Jack on
the Handset of your VTECH VT 9151/
VT 9155. Connect the plug on the Headset to the jack on the cordless Handset. The plug should fit securely. Do not
force the connection. See illustration.
HEADSET JACK &
BELT CLIP
LOCATION
• The VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155 is also
equipped with a detachable belt clip.
Align the pins on the inside edge of the
belt clip with the notches on the side of
the VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155
handset. The belt clip should snap
securely into place. Do not force the
connection. See illustration.
microphone on the Handset will be
MUTED. This is done to limit the effect of
background noise.
• The following operational characteristics apply to VTech Headsets. The same
may also apply to other (non-VTech)
compatible headsets, but VTech
assumes no responsibility for their
performance.
• The VTech brand compatible Headset
has a monaural design which is reversible, so you can wear your Headset on
either the left or right ear, leaving one
ear free for room conversation.
ON RIGHT EAR
ON LEFT EAR
• The head band can be adjusted to fit
the contour of your head. Using both
hands, slide the head band up or down
so that it rests comfortably on your
head with the speaker cushion centered
against your ear.
• For maximum sound quality, the
flexible microphone should be positioned at the corner of your mouth, about
one inch from your mouth.
ONE
INCH
OPERATION
NOTE: Whenever a compatible Headset
is connected to the cordless Handset, the
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MAINTENANCE
TAKING CARE OF YOUR TELEPHONE.
Your VTECH VT 9151/VT 9155 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 your base unit near a sink,
bathtub or shower.
Remember that electrical appliances
can cause serious injury if used when
you are wet or standing in water. If your
base unit should fall into water, DO NOT
RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE
POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE LINE
CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the
unit out by the unplugged cords.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause
power surges harmful to electronic
equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when
using electric 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 soft cloth
slightly dampened with water or a mild
soap. Do not use excess water or
cleaning solvents of any kind.
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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY
If you have difficulty operating your phone,
the suggestions below should solve the problem. If you still have difficulty after trying these
suggestions,
In the US call:
VTECH Communications at
1-800-595-9511.
In Canada call:
VTECH Electronics at
1-800-267-7377.
THE PHONE DOESN’T WORK AT ALL.
• Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is
plugged firmly into the base unit and
the telephone wall jack.
• Make sure the batteries are properly
charged. If the Low Battery indicator
is on, the battery needs charging. If
the IN USE indicators do not light
when you press PHONE, you must
charge the batteries.
• If you recently installed a new battery
pack, make sure it is installed
correctly.
NO DIAL TONE.
• First check all the suggestions above.
• If you still don’t hear a dial tone,
disconnect the base unit from the
telephone jack and connect a
different phone. If there is no dial tone
on that phone either, the problem is
in your wiring or local service. Call
your local telephone company.
YOU GET NOISE, STATIC, OR A
WEAK SIGNAL EVEN WHEN YOU’RE
NEAR THE BASE UNIT.
• Household appliances plugged into
the same circuit as the base unit can
sometimes cause interference. Try
moving the appliance or the base unit
to another outlet.
YOU GET NOISE, STATIC, OR A
WEAK SIGNAL WHEN YOU’RE
AWAY FROM THE BASE UNIT.
• You may be out of range. Either move
close to the base, or relocate the base
unit.
• The layout of your home may be
limiting the range. Try moving the
base unit to the second or third floor,
or to some other location.
THE HANDSET DOES NOT RING
WHEN YOU RECEIVE A CALL.
• Ensure that the ringer is turned on.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is
plugged firmly into the base unit and
the telephone jack. Make sure the
power cord is plugged in.
• You may be too far from the base unit.
• You may have too many extension
phones on your telephone line to
allow all of them to ring. Try unplugging some of the other phones.
YOUR CALLER FADES IN AND OUT.
• You may be nearly out of range. Move
closer, or relocate the base.
YOU HEAR OTHER CALLS WHILE
USING YOUR PHONE.
• Replace the handset in the base
cradle, wait a few moments and try
again.
• Disconnect your base unit from the
telephone jack, and plug in a regular
telephone. If you still hear other calls,
the problem is probably in your wiring or local service. Call your local
telephone company.
YOU HEAR NOISE IN THE HANDSET,
AND NONE OF THE KEYS OR
BUTTONS WORK.
• Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
• Your base unit and handset may not
be operating on the same channel.
Place the handset in the cradle for a
few moments to reset the channel.
COMMON CURE FOR ELECTRONIC
EQUIPMENT
Electronics, like people, can sometimes
get confused. If the unit does not seem
to be responding normally, then try
putting the handset in the cradle to
re-initialize the unit. If it still does not
seem to respond, perform the following
steps (in the order listed):
1. Disconnect the power to the base.
2. Disconnect (remove) the handset
battery pack.
3. Remove the base unit battery pack,
where applicable.
4. Wait a few minutes.
5. Connect power to the base.
6. Install the handset battery pack.
7. Install the base unit battery pack,
where applicable.
8. Place the handset in the base unit
cradle. If the handset has not been
recently charged, allow 8 hours
before use.
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WARRANTY STATEMENT
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY COVER?
• Any defect in material or workmanship.
FOR HOW LONG AFTER THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE?
• One Year.
WHAT WILL VTECH DO?
• At our option, repair or replace your unit.
HOW DO I SEND MY UNIT, IN OR OUT OF WARRANTY?
• Call VTECH Communications customer service for Return Authorization at:
1-800-595-9511, in Canada call VTech Electronics at 1-800-267-7377.
• Properly pack your unit. Include any cables & accessories which were originally
provided with the product. We recommend using the original carton and packing
materials.
• Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other evidence of date of
original purchase (if the unit was purchased within the last twelve months).
• Print your name and address, along with a description of the defect, and include
this in the package.
• Include payment for any service or repair not covered by warranty, as determined by
VTECH Communications.
• In the US, ship the unit via UPS Insured, or equivalent to:
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS
11035 SW 11TH STREET
BLDG. B SUITE 270
BEAVERTON, OR 97005
In Canada ship the unit via UPS Insured, or equivalent to:
VTECH ELECTRONICS
Suite 200-7671 Alderbridge Way
Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9
VTECH Communications assumes no responsibility for units sent without prior Return Authorization.
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY NOT COVER?
• Batteries
• Damage from misuse, neglect, or acts of nature (lightning, floods, power surges, etc.)
• Products which may have been modified or incorporated into other products
• Products purchased outside the USA or CANADA
• Products serviced by the owner or a service facility not expressly authorized by VTECH
Communications
• Products purchased more than 12 months from current date
HOW DOES STATE LAW OR PROVINCIAL LAW RELATE TO THIS WARRANTY?
• This warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights which vary
from state to state or province to province.
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FCC AND IC REGULATIONS
This equipment complies with Parts 15
and 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules for the United
States. It also complies with regulations
RSS 210 & CS-03 of industry canada
(IC) for Canada.
A label is located on the underside of
the base unit containing either the FCC
registration number and Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) or the IC
registration number and Load Number.
You must, upon request, provide this
information to your local telephone
company.
This equipment is compatible with
inductively coupled hearing aids.
Should you experience trouble with this
telephone equipment, please contact:
In the United States:
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS
1-800-595-9511
In Canada Call:
VTECH Electronics at
1-800-267-7377.
for repair/warranty information. The
telephone company may ask you to
disconnect this equipment from the line
network until the problem has been
corrected.
Your VT 9151/VT 9155 is designed to
operate at the maximum power allowed
by the FCC and IC. This means your
handset and base unit can communicate
only over a certain distance - which will
depend on the location of the base unit and
handset, weather, and the construction
and layout of your home or office.
FCC Part 15
Warning: Changes or modifications to
this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance’s could
void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
The equipment has been tested and
found to comply with part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try and correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
- Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet
or on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect your
cordless telephone to the nationwide
telephone network through a modular
telephone jack (USOC RJ11C or
RJ11W).
Your telephone company may discontinue your service if your equipment
causes harm to the telephone network.
They will notify you in advance of
disconnection, if possible. During
notification, you will be informed of your
right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Occasionally, your telephone company
may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operation, or procedures that
could affect the operation of your equipment. If so, you will be given advance
notice of the change to give you an
opportunity to maintain uninterrupted
service.
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FCC AND IC REGULATIONS
The base unit contains no user serviceable parts. The handset contains a user
replaceable battery pack.
If it is determined that your telephone
equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC
requires that it not be used and that it be
unplugged from the modular jack until
the problem has been corrected.
Repairs to this telephone equipment can
only be made by the manufacturer or its
authorized agents or by others who may
be authorized by the FCC. For repair
procedures, follow the instructions
outlined under the VTECH Limited
Warranty.
This equipment may not be used on coin
service provided by the phone company
or Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the
number of devices you may connect to
your telephone line and still enable the
devices to ring when you receive a call.
The general rule is that the REN value
should not exceed 5.0A total; however,
contact your local telephone company
for the specific number in your area.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in
Canada.
Notice: The Industry Canada label
identification certified equipment. This
certification means that the equipment
meets certain telecommunications
network, protective, operational and
safety requirement. Industry Canada
does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users
should ensure that is permissible to be
connected to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed
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using an acceptable method of connections. The customer should be aware
that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of
service in
situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should
be made by an authorized Canadian
maintenance facility designated by the
supplier. Any repairs or alterations made
by the user to this equipment, of equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may
give the telecommunications company
cause to request the user to disconnect
the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own
protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility,
telephone lines and internal metallic water
pipe system, if present, are connected
together. This precaution may be
particularly important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to
make such connections themselves, but
should contact appropriate electric
inspection authority, or electrician, as
appropriate.
The Load Number (LN) assigned to this
device denotes the percentage of the
total load to be connected to a telephone
loop which is used by the device to
prevent overloading. The termination on
a loop may consist of any combination
of devices subject only to the requirement that the total of the load numbers
of all devices does not exceed 100.
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the
device.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY CONTROL
Crystal Controlled Dual PLL Synthesizer
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
Handset: 923.10 MHz to 927.75 MHz (All
30 channels within this range)
Base:
902.3 MHz to 906.65 MHz (All
30 channels within this range)
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
Handset: 902.3 MHz to 906.65 MHz (All
30 channels within this range)
Base:
923.10 MHz to 927.75 MHz (All
30 channels within this range)
SIZE
Handset: 17.5cm x 5.7cm x 4.5cm
(L x W x T) maximum
(antenna excluded)
Base:
22.0cm x 16.5cm x 6.2cm
(L x W x T) maximum
(antenna excluded)
WEIGHT
Handset: 150 grams
Base:
470 grams
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Handset: Self-contained nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery
supply, 3.6V nominal, 400mAh
capacity.
Power Adapter:
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions
at the time of use.
9V DC@300mA
SPECIFICATIONSARETYPICALAND
MAYCHANGEWITHOUTNOTICE.
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VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTECH Communications; Beaverton, OR , 97008
Distributed in Canada by VTECH Electronics Canada Ltd.; Richmond, B.C., V6X 1Z9
Copyright 2000 for VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
MADE IN CHINA
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USER’S MANUAL
VT 9151/VT 915
900MHz CORDLESS ANSWERING SYSTEM
IMPORTANT
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
BEFORE USING YOUR NEW
PHONE, WE STRONGLY
RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS
MANUAL THOROUGHLY.
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