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, 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 or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, sink or swimming pool).
5. Do not place this product on an unstable surface such as a table, shelf, or stand.
The product may fall, causing serious damage.
6. Slots and openings in the back or bottom of the Base Unit and Handset are provided for
ventilation. To protect them from overheating, these openings must not be blocked by
placing the product on a soft surface such as a bed, sofa or rug. This product should
never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be placed
in any area 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 in your home, consult your
dealer or local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product where
the cord may have anyone walking on it.
9. Never push objects of any kind into this product through slots in the Base or Handset 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, but take it to an
authorized service facility. Opening or removing parts of the Base or Handset other than
specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect
reassembling can cause electric shock when the product 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 and refer servicing to an authorized service
facility under the following conditions:
A. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled onto 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, as
improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and often requires extensive
work by an authorized technician to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped and the Base and/or Handset has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
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Important Safety Instructions
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than cordless) during an electrical storm. There is
a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
15. Only put the Handset of your telephone next to your ear when it is in normal talk mode.
WARNING: To insure your safety from possible electric shock, only use the
enclosed VTech Audio Patch Cable to record custom ring tones. Do NOT leave
the Audio Patch Cable attached to the Handset while charging in its cradle.
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Introduction
The i 5853 is an advanced cordless telephone that operates in the 5.8GHz frequency range.
Your i 5853 is capable of supporting up to a maximum of 8 Handsets. Using additional
Handsets, up to three people can be conferenced on a call (2 Handsets and the Base
Speakerphone), or two extensions can be conferenced on a call, while two other extensions
can be talking internally, using the Intercom feature.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the i 5853 cordless telephone. We strongly
recommend you read the manual before using your phone.
To order additional system Handsets (model number i 5803 or i 5807), battery cells or headsets, call VTech Communications, Inc. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call 1-800-267-7377.
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Parts Check List
1. Base Unit
2. Handset
3. Base AC Power Adapter
4. Telephone Line Cord
5. Quick Start Guide
6. Belt Clip
7. User’s Manual
8. Audio Patch Cord
9. Battery Cells
To purchase replacement battery cells, call VTech Communications, Inc. at 1-800-595-9511.
In Canada, call VTech Telecommunication Canada Ltd. at 1-800-267-7377.
NOTE: Use only VTech batteries P/N 80-5461-00-00 or equivalent AA NiMH rechargeable
batteries.
Base Unit
Handset
Base AC Power Adapter
Belt Clip
Telephone Line Cord
Battery Cells
Quick Start Guide
Audio Patch Cord
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User’s Manual
The Handset Layout
1
8
2
9
10
3
11
12
4
13
5
6
14
7
15
1.
Antenna
9.
2.
Earpiece
10. Navigation Key (NavKey)
3.
Headset Jack and Audio
Patch Cable Jack (2.5mm)
11. Volume Keys
4.
Soft/Select Key
13. Off/Cancel Key
5.
On/Flash Key
14. Sound Select Key
6.
Dialing Keys (0-9, *, #)
15. Microphone
7.
Speakerphone Key
8.
Message LED
LCD Display
12. Softkey
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The Base Unit Layout
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
10
11
12
3
13
14
17
15
16
18
1. Charging LED
10. Mute
2. Speakerphone
11. Redial
3. Volume Key
12. Flash
4. LCD Display
13. Dialing Keys (0-9, *, #)
5. Softkeys
14. Clear
6. In Use LED
15. Telephone Jack
7. Antenna
16. DC Connector Jack
8. Message LED
17. Spare Battery Drawer
9.
18. Spare Battery Release Button
Intercom
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Connecting Power to Base Unit
Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet, and the DC connector into the bottom of
the Base Unit.
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Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Setup
Installation and Charge of Battery Cells in Handset
Follow the steps below:
1. Remove the Battery cover and place
the new battery cells in the Handset
with the positive and negative poles
aligned in the battery compartment.
2.
Replace the battery cover by sliding
it upwards.
3. If the new battery cells are not already
charged, place the Handset in its
Charger or Base Unit, and allow it to
charge for a minimum of 12 hours.
After initial charge, a maintenance
charge of 8 hours should be
sufficient.
The original Handset that is shipped with your i 5853 system will be automatically
registered to the Base. This Handset is HANDSET 1.
As you register additional Handsets to the system, they will be assigned extension numbers
in the following order: HANDSET 2, HANDSET 3, etc.
Whenever a charged Handset battery pack is installed, the Handset will automatically begin
Searching for Base... (if previously registered), or it will prompt you to Enter Base ID
to register the new Handset.
Charging of the Handset Battery Cells
The Handset of your i 5853 cordless telephone is powered by two rechargeable battery cells.
They charge automatically whenever the Handset is in its charger. Maximum talk time on
fully charged batteries is 8 hours, and maximum standby time is 5 days.
You should charge the battery cells for a minimum of 12 hours. when you first receive
your phone. You’ll know the battery cells need charging when:
•
The low battery message is displayed:
•
The Handset seems completely dead, the LCD is
completely clear and does not activate when you press
the keys.
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IMPORTANT:
1. Do not dispose of battery cells in a fire, the cell may explode.
2.
Do not open or mutilate the battery cells. Toxic substances may be released,
causing harm to eyes or skin.
3.
Exercise care in handling battery cells in order to prevent an accidental
short of the charge contacts, potentially causing the battery pack to overheat.
4.
Do not dispose of battery cells into household garbage.
Connecting to Phone Line
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the jack on the
bottom of the Base Unit. Plug the other end of this cord into
the wall jack.
Checking for Dial Tone
After the battery cells are charged press ON on the Handset.
The Phone icon
will appear on the Handset display,
and you will hear dial tone. If not, see In Case of Difficulty.
Tone/Pulse Selection
Your i 5853 is preset for tone dialing. See Settings/Base Settings for details.
CAUTION: Use only the VTech power supply provided with your telephone.
IMPORTANT:
FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE OF YOUR
CORDLESS TELEPHONE SYSTEM:
1. Choose a central location for your Base Unit.
2.
Install your Base Unit and Extension Handsets
away from electronic equipment, such as personal
computers, television sets and microwave
ovens.
3.
In locations where there are multiple cordless
telephones, separate base units as much as
possible.
4.
Install your telephone equipment away from heat
sources and sunlight.
5. Avoid excessive moisture, dust or extreme cold.
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Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Power Guard/Spare Battery Charger Feature
Power Guard
The i 5853 uses the spare battery charger in the Base Unit to provide operational backup in
the event of a power failure. With fully charged battery cells in the spare battery charger, you
will still be able to place and receive calls from the Handset only, for up to 2 1/2 hours.
The spare battery cells can also be used to replace drained Handset battery cells ensuring
uninterrupted use. The spare battery cells are optional and purchased separately.
NOTE: When using the i 5853 during Power Guard mode, audio quality may be compromised
due to reduced power availability.
Installation
1.
Open the spare battery charger by pressing the release button, located on the righthand side of the Base Unit. A drawer will open to reveal the spare battery compartment.
2.
Place the battery cells in the the spare battery charger with the positive and negative
poles aligned in the battery compartment.
3. Push the drawer closed.
The spare battery charger takes 24 hours to fully charge drained battery cells.
To order battery cells, headsets and additional Handsets (model i 5803 or i 5807),
call VTech Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call
1-800-267-7377.
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Expand your i 5853 system by adding accessory Handsets. Bring telephone
access to rooms where a phone jack isn’t available!
Your VTech i 5853 system can operate up to 8 Handsets. To order additional Handsets (model
i 5803 or i 5807), call VTech Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call: 1-800267-7377.
The i 5803 accessory Handset consists of the following:
Belt Clip
Handset
Charger
Special Features
Battery Cells
Guide
User’s Manual
The i 5807 accessory Handset consists of the following:
Battery Cells
Handset
User’s Manual
Belt Clip
Special Features
Guide
Image Editor
Software
USB Cabel
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Charger
Audio Patch Cable
Getting Started
Installation and Registration of Accessory Handset
Getting Started
Installation and Registration of Accessory Handset
Setup Of The i 5803/i 5807 Accessory Handset
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1.
Plug the AC power adapter into an
electrical outlet.
2.
Place the new battery cells in the
Handset with the positive and negative
poles aligned in the battery
compartment.
3.
Replace the battery compartment
cover by sliding it upward.
4.
Place the Handset in the Charger, and
allow it to charge for a minimum of 12
hours. After the initial charge, a
maintenance charge of 8 hours should
be sufficient.
Registration
Your i 5853 Handset comes registered to the Base Unit. To register additional i5803/i5807
Handsets, follow these steps:
Register Additional i5803/i5807 Handsets
1. After charging the Handset, remove it from its Charge
Cradle; the screen will display:
Register
Enter Base ID
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!"
2.
Searching
for Base. . .
If, after charging the Handset, you see:
#$%
3. Press NEW. You will now see the ENTER BASE ID screen as described in step 1.
4.
Find the BASE ID Code by pressing Menu on the Base, then select Display Base ID.
The Base screen will display it’s 15-digit Base ID number.
5. Enter the 15-digit Base ID Code into the Handset; then press OK.
NOTE: The 15-digit BASE ID Code may contain numbers and characters,
including 0 through 9 and *. Make sure you enter all 15 digits.
6. Wait approximately 15 to 60 seconds. You will hear confirmation beeps from the Base and
Handset. The newly registered Handset will now assign itself the lowest Handset number
not previously assigned to a different system Handset (1 - 8).
7. If the Handset displays REJECTED BY BASE or continues to display SEARCHING FOR
BASE for well beyond 60 seconds, try the registration process again by repeating the
above steps.
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Getting Started
Installation and Registration of Accessory Handset
Handset and Base Indicators
Handset Icons
Basic Operation
Icon
Description
Line In Use Indicator
• On steady with one or more numbers next to it, indicating which extensions
are using the line. For example,
12 indicates that Handset 1 and
Handset 2 are on an outside call.
• Appears in idle or phone on modes to indicate a parallel set in use. It
replaces phone on icon during phone on mode and parallel set is detected.
1234
5678
Handset Number Indicator
• Indicates the Handset number. It's permanently displayed at the top left
corner after the Handset has found the Base.
Searching for Base Indicator
• Indicates that the Handset is still searching for the Base.
Intercom Indicator
• On steady with the extension numbers currently on an intercom call. For
example, 02 indicates that the Base and Handset 2 are on intercom call.
H
Hold Indicator
• On steady when the line is on hold.
M
Mute Indicator
• On steady when the Handset microphone is muted.
Ringer Off Indicator
•
is displayed when the ringer is turned off.
Battery Indicator
• When the Handset is removed from the charger, this lets you know the
level of charge in the battery cells, from FULL(
) to EMPTY (
).
• Cycles (Low, Medium, and Full) when Handset battery is charging.
• Flashes when a low battery condition is detected.
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Handset and Base Indicators
Handset LEDs
Description
Message
• Flashes to indicate that you have new voicemail messages.
Service must be subscribed to through your local telephone
company.
Speakerphone
• On when Handset speakerphone is in use.
Base Unit Icons
Icon
Description
Ringer Off Indicator
is displayed when the Base ringer is turned off.
Battery indicator
Cycles (Low, Medium and Full) when battery cells are charging in
the spare battery compartment.
Base LEDs
LED
Description
Message
•
Flashes to indicate that you have new voicemail messages.
Service must be subscribed to through your local telephone
company.
In Use
•
Lights when line is being used by a Handset of the i 5853
system.
•
Flashes when another telephone on the same line (parallel
extension) is in use.
•
Lights when Base Speakerphone is in use.
•
Flashes when HOLD function is activated.
•
On when the Handset is in its Base.
•
Flashes five times when batteries are detected in the spare
battery drawer.
•
Flashes quickly when Alkaline batteries are detected in the
spare battery drawer.
•
Flashes with in Power Guard mode
Speakerphone
Charging
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Basic Operation
LED
Handset Menu
Navigation Key (NavKey)
•
Press any NavKey buttons to display Main Menu. Press the NavKey buttons (Left,
Right, Up and Down) to maneuver through menus. Press the Middle NavKey button to
select menu item highlighted.
Basic Operation
Menu Shortcuts
•
When viewing menu options, pressing the corresponding number on the dialing keypad
will automatically go to and select that item. For example, in the Main Menu screen,
pressing the 1 key will automatically take you to the Intercom menu screen, pressing the
6 key will automatically take you to the Settings menu screen.
•
Similarly, when viewing a list menu, pressing the corresponding number will automatically
select that option and save it, if necessary. For example, pressing the 2 key when in the
Language screen will select and save the Spanish option.
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Main Menu
Press any Navkey buttons to display the 6 menu options. Then
use the Navkey buttons to navigate to the desired menu option
for selection. You can also press the dialing key assigned for
each icon (see information below for the assigned keys), to
activate the menu option.
Intercom
(dialing key 1) - Talk between Handsets(s) and Base Unit, or use to
page the Handset(s).
Phonebook
(dialing key 2) - Enter and retrieve up to 50 phone numbers with
name, along with a distinctive ring and image for each.
(dialing key 3) - Review Caller ID data to select and dial from the Caller
Calls Log
ID data or from the Redial list that accounts for the last 10 dialed phone numbers.
Pictures
(dialing key 4) - Choose from the many preset images to be used as your
idle screen (wallpaper) or assign an image to a specific phonebook directory.
Sounds & Alerts
(dialing key 5) - Record custom sound clips, turn ringer and
vibrate feature on/off, select main ringer tone, turn tones (low battery, keypad, and outof-range) on/off.
Settings
(dialing key 6) - Set the time, adjust screen contrast, reset to default
settings, register new Handsets, change screen language.
Press the NavKey buttons to maneuver to the desired menu option, then press the middle
NavKey or the assigned dialing key to select that item. The top menu is assigned to dialing
key 1 and so forth on down the menu.
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Handset Menu
Intercom
•
With the Base option highlighted, press the middle
NavKey, left softkey or the assigned dialing key, 0.
The screen will display:
•
The Base will ring, then automatically enter intercom
mode.
•
To end the intercom call, press OFF on the Handset
or INTERCOM on the Base.
Basic Operation
From Handset to Base:
• With the Intercom icon highlighted, press the middle
NavKey or assigned dialing key to reveal your intercom
options, for example:
From Handset to Handset:
• With the Intercom icon highlighted, press the middle
NavKey or the left softkey.
•
Press the up or down NavKeys to maneuver to the
desired Handset.
Press the middle NavKey, the left softkey or the
assigned dialing key (1 - 8).
•
The ringing Handset can answer by pressing ON
or any of the number keys.
•
To end an intercom call, press OFF on either Handset.
NOTE: To access this feature, you must have an additional
Handset. To order accessory Handsets, please refer
to page 11 for details.
Global Page from Handset:
•
With the Intercom icon highlighted, press the middle
NavKey or the left softkey.
•
Press the up or down NavKey to maneuver to
GLOBAL PAGE. Press the middle NavKey, the left
softkey or the * key to confirm.
•
Any registered Handset or Base can answer the global
page, thus entering Intercom mode.
•
To end the intercom call, press OFF on the Handset
or INTERCOM on the Base.
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Performing
global page
Handset Menu
Phonebook
Basic Operation
With this icon highlighted, press the middle NavKey button or press the left softkey to reveal
the contents of your phonebook. If there are no entries, the screen will display Phonebook
is Empty! The i 5853 Handset can store up to 50 numbers with names in the phonebook
directory, along with a distinctive ring and image for each. Each memory location can hold up
to 32 digits and up to 16 characters, including spaces.
When prompted to Enter Name, use the digit keys to spell the name. Each press of a
particular key causes characters to be displayed in the following order:
Number Key
Characters (in order)
1
Space
&
’
,
.
1
2
A
B
C
a
b
c
2
3
3
D
E
F
d
e
f
4
G
H
I
g
h
i
4
5
J
K
L
j
k
l
5
6
M
N
O
m
n
o
6
7
P
Q
R
S
p
q
r
8
T
U
V
t
u
v
8
9
W
X
Y
Z
w
x
y
0
0
s
7
z
9
*
#
#
Adding Phonebook Entries
•
From the Handset idle (OFF) mode, press any NavKey
buttons. The Phonebook icon should be highlighted.
Press the middle NavKey button or left softkey to select.
•
Press NEW.
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&!#$'!!"
Handset Menu
NOTE: When the phonebook is full and NEW is pressed,
Phonebook is Full will display and an error tone will
sound.
Pat Johnson
Rose
Sam
•
•
•
You will then be prompted to Enter Name. Use the digit
keys to spell the name. If you make a mistake, press the
softkey. You can add spaces by pressing the 1
key or the right NavKey twice. When finished, press
OK.
VTech
Enter the number you want to store in the Phonebook.
Press and hold the # key to insert a pause. If you make
a mistake, press the
softkey. When finished,
press OK.
18005959511
The screen will display:
NOTE: If you do not wish to have a distinctive ringer and
image for this phonebook entry, press SAVE now.
VTech
18005959511
NOTE: For the distinctive ringer feature to function, you
must subscribe to Caller ID service
•
If you wish the phone to alert you to calls from this
number by changing to a distinctive ringing pattern,
press the up or down NavKey to scroll to RINGER:
Default
.
•
Press the left or right NavKey to sample the ringer
options.
VTech
18005959511
-OR•
Press the middle NavKey then press the up or down NavKey to sample the
ringer options.
•
Press OK to confirm.
NOTE: If you do not wish to assign a distinctive image for this phonebook entry, press SAVE
now.
NOTE: There are 8 traditional ring tones and 12 musical ringers. For Recordable Ringer,
please refer to page 25.
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Basic Operation
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Handset Menu
Basic Operation
NOTE: To use the distintive image feature you must
subscribe to Caller ID service.
•
If you wish to be visually alerted to calls from this
number by changing to a distinctive image, press
the up or down NavKey to scroll to PICTURE:
(none) .
•
Press the left or right NavKey to sample the pictures
and images options.
VTech
18005959511
-OR•
Press the middle NavKey then press the up or down
NavKey to sample the pictures and images options.
•
Press SAVE.
Searching for and Dialing Phonebook Entries
• From the Handset idle (OFF) mode, press any NavKey.
The Phonebook icon should be highlighted. Press the
middle NavKey or left softkey.
•
Press the up or down NavKey to scroll through the
contents in alphabetical order.
V
-ORYou can enter the first characters of the name. The closest
match alphabetically will be displayed.
-ORPress the FIND softkey, enter the first few characters of
the name then press OK to search. If you make a mistake,
press the
softkey. The closest match alphabetically
will be displayed.
•
VTech
Pat Johnson
Rose
Once you find the entry you want simply press ON or
SPEAKERPHONE to dial the number.
Editing Phonebook Entries
•
Following the first 2 steps in Searching for and Dialing
Phonebook Entries, locate the entry you want to edit.
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VTech
Pat Johnson
Rose
Handset Menu
•
Press the middle NavKey. The screen will display:
•
Press the EDIT softkey.
•
Press the up or down NavKey to the option you want
to edit then enter the corrections as needed. Press
softkey to delete.
the
VTech
Pat Johnson
Rose
VTech
•
When finished, press the SAVE softkey. The screen
will display the edited entry.
1-800-595-9511
RINGER:
Melody 1
PICTURE:
!) VTech
18005959511
Deleting Phonebook Entries
•
Following the first 2 steps in Searching for and
Dialing Phonebook Entries, locate the entry you
want to delete.
RINGER:
Melody 1
PICTURE:
VTech
1-800-595-9511
RINGER:
PICTURE:
Melody 1
(none)
3 of 11 VTech
Pat Johnson
Rose
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Basic Operation
V
Handset Menu
•
Press the middle NavKey. The screen will display:
VTech
1-800-595-9511
RINGER:
Melody 1
PICTURE:
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•
Press the DELETE softkey. The screen will display:
•
To confirm deletion, press YES. To exit without deleting, press NO.
*$+!,-,*$.
YES
NO
Calls Log
With this icon highlighted, press the middle NavKey or left softkey to view your Caller ID
and Redial options:
Review CID Log
Clear CID Log
Review Redial
Clear Redial
Move the up or down NavKey to highlight the desired option, then press the middle
NavKey, left softkey or the dialing key assigned to each menu item. The top menu is
assigned to dialing key 1 and so forth down the menu.
NOTE: you can also view your Caller ID and Redial options from the Idle Menu
and
using the soft keys.
by selecting the
Review CID Log (dialing key 1) - Allows you to scroll through
the 50 current Caller ID and Call Waiting records received.
With a CID record displayed, press SAVE to store it in the
Phonebook, or press DELETE to delete the entry from the log.
VTech
800-595-9511
11:15 A Oct12
You can also dial a CID record while reviewing. With the
desired CID displayed, press OK. The possible options to
choose from will be either 7, 8, 10, or 11 digits. For example,
if the original number in Caller ID memory was 808-880-8808,
then the display options will be:
Press the NavKeys to make the selection, then press OK,
ON or SPEAKERPHONE to dial the number.
1 of 11 Dial Options
595-9511
1-595-9511
800-595-9511
1-800-595-9511
Clear CID Log (dialing key 2) - Choose this option if you want to delete all CID records at
once. You will be asked Are you sure? Choosing YES clears all records. Choosing NO
returns you to the previous screen.
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Handset Menu
Review Redial (dialing key 3) - Select this option to display the last 10 numbers dialed.
Use the NavKeys to highlight the desired number, press and hold the middle NavKey
to view numbers that are longer than 11 digits, then press ON or SPEAKERPHONE to
dial. You can press SAVE to save it in the phonebook, or press DELETE to erase.
Settings
With this icon highlighted, press the middle NavKey or left softkey to reveal the following
menu:
Clock On/Off (dialing key 1) - This option allows you to turn the clock on/
off.
Set Time (dialing key 2) -This option allows you to set the time to be displayed
on the bottom of the idle screen. If you subsribe to Caller ID, this feature will
set and update the clock.
NOTE: Press the number keys to change the time.
Contrast (dialing key 3) - This option allows you to adjust the Handset
screen contrast.
Phone Setup (dialing key 4) - This option allows you to return the Handset
to Enter Base ID and to change the Tone/Pulse setting.
Language (dialing key 5, preset to English) - This option allows you to
change the screen prompts to English, Spanish or French.
Reset Settings (dialing key 6) - This option allows you to return the
Handset to factory-preset settings. There are three options can be reset:
Clear My Clips
Clear Phonebook
Default Settings
Choose the desired option that you want to reset. You will be asked Are you
sure? Choose YES to reset. Choose NO to return to the previous screen.
Press any NavKey to move to the desired option and to make the change, or press the
dialing key that is assigned to the icon.
To confirm, press the middle NavKey or the SAVE softkey.
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Basic Operation
Clear Redial (dialing key 4) - Select this option to delete all phone numbers stored in
redial memory.You will be asked Are you sure? Choosing YES clears all records. Choosing NO returns you to the previous screen.
Handset Menu
Sounds & Alerts
With this icon highlighted, press the middle NavKey or left softkey to reveal the following
options:
Basic Operation
Sound Clips (dialing key 1) - This option allows you to record and access your
personal melodies. See the section Recordable Ringer on page 25 for details.
Ringer Control (dialing key 2) - This option allows you to change the Ringer
Volume, turn the Ringer On/Off and control the Vibrating Ringer.
Ringers (dialing key 3) -This option allows you to assign a new Ring Tone. You
can choose from 8 traditional or 12 musical ringers. Please refer to the
Recordable Ringer section on page 25 for details on how to record your own
personalized ringer.
Low Battery Tone (dialing key 4) - This option allows you to turn the Low
Battery Tone On/Off.
Keypad Tone (dialing key 5) - This option allows you to turn the Keypad Tone
On/Off.
Range Tone (dialing key 6) - This option allows you to turn the Range Tone On/
Off.
Press any NavKey to navigate to the desired option and to make the change, or press the
dialing key that is assigned to the icon. To confirm, press the middle NavKey or the SAVE
softkey.
Pictures
Your i 5853 handset is preset with the following number of images:
Images – 6 images
Emotions – 9 images
You may assign an image as your background for the idle screen (wall paper) and/or assign
a specific image to a phonebook directory in the available 50 directory locations.
Set a Wallpaper image
To set a wallpaper image, select the icon Pictures
in the main menu. Then choose an
image From either the Images or Emotions menu options. Once you have selected the
image, press the S E T softkey to set the image as your wallpaper. You will receive a
message on the screen confirming Wallpaper Set! and an audio confirmation.
To clear a wallpaper image, select the Pictures
in the main menu. Then
select Clear Wallpaper, the screen will display Wallpaper Cleared!
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Recordable Ringer
Record a Ringer
Cued-up music typically produces the best sounding recorded ringer. It is recommended to
begin recording your ringer at the beginning of a song, rather than a portion from the middle
to produce an audibly pleasing custom ringer.
Note: Your i 5853 Handset is preset with many musical ringer options (i.e. Jazz,
R&B, Reggae, Rock, etc) for you to use as your default ringer or a distinctive ringer.
Three of them are protected, you can’t replace them.You can replace the other 6
preset ringers with your own. You can also record your own ringers in another 3
blank locations in My Clips.
To record a ringer, follow these steps:
•
Select the Sounds & Alerts icon
•
Select the Sound Clips icon
in the Main Menu.
•
If you are using the Audio Patch Cord, insert the 3.5mm plug (the larger end) into the
headset jack of your PC or audio source. Insert the 2.5mm plug (the smaller end) into the
Headset jack on the side of the i 5853 Handset.
.
You can listen to the playing music through your Handset speaker after connecting the Audio
Patch Cord and selecting the Record Preview menu option. Adjust the recording volume at
the audio source. To begin recording, press RECORD. If you want to use the Handset
microphone to record ringers, select the Record Clip menu option. After the beep, and with
the Handset microphone facing the audio source, start recording.
NOTE: If the memory is full, the Handset will prompt Clip memory full!
•
Hit the STOP softkey stop the recording.
•
After recording, you may PLAY or SAVE the melody. If you choose SAVE, you will be
prompted to Enter Clip Name. Enter a name (up to 8 characters) for the recording. If you
make a mistake, press the
softkey to backspace. Press SAVE to confirm. Clip
has been saved will display. The melody will be stored in the My Clips section. You can
listen to all of your recorded musical ringers in My Clips. If you want, when in My Clips,
you can press DELETE then YES to erase one of them.
NOTE: When you want to use the Handset microphone to record ringers, do not
insert the Audio Patch Cord into the headset jack.
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Basic Operation
You can easily record a unique ringer to be used as either your Default Ringer or for a
Distinctive Ringer assigned to a specific phonebook directory. You can record with either the
provided Audio Patch Cord (not the USB cord), or with the Handset microphone. You may
record up to 9 unique ringers for a maximum of 10 seconds each.
Base Menu Soft Functions
Your i 5853 has an advanced design that uses a
menu structure and softkeys to access many of
the features.
Basic Operation
Example of the idle mode display:
Redial
Your i 5853 Base remembers the last 10 numbers
dialed from it. Press REDIAL. The number on the
top line represents the last number that was dialed.
595-9511
•
Use the scroll keys to highlight the desired
number.
800-595-9511
•
To dial, press SPEAKERPHONE.
Erasing Numbers in Redial Memory
• Press REDIAL, then scroll to the desired number.
595-9511
800-595-9511
• Press SELECT, then ERASE.
595-9511
800-595-9511
Saving Redial Numbers in Phonebook
Memory
•
Press REDIAL, then scroll to the desired
number.
595-9511
800-595-9511
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Base Menu Soft Functions
•
Press SELECT, then SAVE.
595-9511
•
You will be asked to ENTER NAME. Use the
keypad to enter the desired name (see To Store
a Number/Name on page 33).
•
Press SAVE. The name and number has been
stored in Phonebook memory.
Base Unit Menu
With the Base Unit in the idle (OFF) mode, press the MENU key to access the following
options:
CALLS LOG (Caller ID)
BASE SETTINGS
DISPLAY BASE-ID
Press the CLEAR key to go backward through the menu. Press and hold CLEAR to immediately
return to the idle screen.
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Basic Operation
800-595-9511
Base Menu Soft Functions
Calls Log
Caller ID - Call Waiting ID
Basic Operation
Your i 5853 is capable of displaying the name and/or number of the party calling before you
answer the phone (Caller ID). It is also capable of displaying Caller ID information in conjunction with a Call Waiting alert signal (Call Waiting Caller ID). With Call Waiting Caller ID, the
Caller ID data is displayed so you can decide whether to answer the incoming call, or continue
with your current conversation.
NOTES ABOUT CALLER ID & CALL WAITING CALLER ID
These are subscription services, provided by most regional telephone service providers.
You must subscribe to these services to get the benefits of these features. If you do not
subscribe to Caller ID services, you can still use your i 5853 and the other features it
offers.
Due to regional incompatibilities, Caller ID information may not be available for every call
you receive. In addition, the calling party may intentionally block their name and/or phone
number from being sent.
Reviewing Caller ID from the Base
As new Caller ID/Call Waiting ID records are
received, your Base display will alert you to the new
Caller ID records, for example:
The number of new calls displayed on each system Handset and Base may not be the same.
If, for example, you answer a call on a Handset, the Handset will not count the Caller ID
information for that call as new. However, the Base displays will consider it a new call, and add
it to the NEW CALLS total.
After you review all new Caller ID records, the NEW CALLS status will be turned off.
From the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU, highlight
the CALLS LOG option, then press OK. The Caller
ID information of the most recently received call will
be displayed. For example:
VTech
800-595-9511
To scroll to other records, use the up and down
NavKeys.
Dialing from Caller ID
To dial the number displayed, simply press the SPEAKERPHONE key.
You can also use the dialing option as follows:
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Base Menu Soft Functions
and
keys to make a
Use the
selection, then press DIAL or
SPEAKERPHONE to dial the number.
VTech
800-595-9511
595-9511
1-595-9511
800-595-9511
1-800-595-9511
Dialing Tip: With a Caller ID record displayed, press
# repeatedly to cycle through the four dialing
options. When the correct dialing option is
displayed, Press SPEAKERPHONE to dial.
Save CID Records to Phonebook Memory
Press the CID key, then SAVE. Only Caller ID records with telephone numbers can be saved
into Phonebook. If you need to modify the number after saving, see To Edit a Number on
page 35.
Deleting CID Records
To delete the displayed Caller ID record, press CID,
then DEL. You will then have the option of deleting the
specific CID record (press THIS) or all stored CID
records (press ALL).
VTech
800-595-9511
If you press ALL, the screen will ask ARE YOU
SURE? Press YES to confirm the deletion of all CID
records. Or, press NO to return to the CID record
previously displayed.
NOTE: You do not have to delete Caller ID records. Your i 5853 always saves the 50 most
current CID records. As new records come in, the oldest records are automatically
deleted to make room.
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Basic Operation
Dialing Option: Press the CID key, then the middle
NavKey. Up to four possible dialing options
of the number stored in Caller ID memory
will display. If a number is provided in the
Caller ID data, the possible options to
choose from will be either 7, 8, 10, or 11
digits. For example, if the original number in
Caller ID memory was 808-880-8808, then
the display options will be:
Base Menu Soft Functions
Base Settings
Basic Operation
To access Base Settings, with the Base in the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU, scroll down to
BASE SETTINGS, then press OK. You can now access the following setting options:
RINGER VOLUME
RINGER MELODY
KEYPAD TONE
TONE/PULSE
CONTRAST
LANGUAGE
Press CLEAR at any time to back out of the Base Settings mode.
Ringer Volume
To adjust the Base Unit ringer volume:
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. RINGER VOLUME
will be highlighted, press OK. You will see a
graph on the Base display indicating the
current volume setting.
•
Press the
softkey to lower the ringer
volume. At the lowest setting (graph is
completely clear), the Base will not ring when
a call comes in.
•
Press the
softkey to raise the volume. At
the loudest setting, the graph is completely
shaded in.
•
Press OK to confirm your setting.
Ringer Melody
There are eight Base ringer melody choices. To
change the melody:
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, press OK. Scroll down to RINGER
MELODY.
•
Press OK. Use either scroll key to sample the
melodies.
•
Press OK to confirm your selection.
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Base Menu Soft Functions
Keypad Tone (preset to ON)
Keypad tones are the beeps you hear each time
you press a key on the Base Unit.
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, press OK. Scroll down to
KEYPAD TONE.
•
Press OK. Choose ON or OFF.
•
Press OK to confirm your selection.
Tone/Pulse (preset to TONE)
If you want to change your dialing mode, follow
these steps:
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, press OK. Scroll down to TONE/
PULSE.
•
Press OK. Choose TONE or PULSE.
•
Press OK to confirm your selection.
Contrast
You can adjust the Base Unit LCD screen’s
contrast to suit your eyes:
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, press OK. Scroll down to
CONTRAST.
•
Press OK. Use the
and
scroll keys
to lower and raise the screen’s contrast.
•
Press OK to confirm your selection.
Language (preset to ENGLISH)
Your display can be in English, Spanish or French.
To adjust:
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. Scroll down to
LANGUAGE.
•
Press OK. Scroll to the desired language.
•
Press OK to confirm your selection.
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Basic Operation
To turn this feature ON or OFF:
Base Menu Soft Functions
Phonebook Memory
Your i 5853 Base can store up to 50 numbers with names in memory. Each memory location
can hold up to 32 digits for the number and 16 characters for the name.
Basic Operation
When prompted to ENTER NAME, use the digit keys to spell the name. Each press of a
particular key causes characters to be displayed in the following order:
Number Key
1
Characters (in order)
&
’
,
.
1
2
A
B
C
a
b
c
2
3
D
E
F
d
e
f
3
4
G
H
I
g
h
i
4
5
J
K
L
j
k
l
5
6
M
N
O
m
n
o
6
7
P
Q
R
S
p
q
r
8
T
U
V
t
u
v
8
9
W
X
Y
Z
w
x
y
0
0
*
#
Space
s
7
z
9
*
#
Note: Each system Handset and the Base Unit can independently store names and
numbers in memory. Adding, editing or deleting items stored in one unit does not
affect any other system Handset or the Base.
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Base Menu Soft Functions
•
Starting from the idle screen, enter the
number you want to store in memory.
•
Be sure to include long distance codes and
pauses (using the PAUSE softkey) if
necessary. Press the MEM softkey.
•
You will then be prompted to ENTER NAME.
Use the digit keys to spell the name. If you
make a mistake, press the CLEAR softkey.
To enter a space press
. When finished,
press SAVE.
•
If there is space available in memory, the
entry will be saved and the Base will return
to pre-dial mode.
•
If the memory is full, the Base will display
PHONEBOOK IS FULL and exit to pre-dial
mode without saving the entry.
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595-9511
Basic Operation
To Store a Number/Name:
Base Menu Soft Functions
To Search For and Dial a Number/
Name:
Starting from the idle screen, press the
MEM softkey to review memory contents.
•
Using the
softkeys scroll
through the memory contents in
alphabetical order.
Basic Operation
•
Or, you can press the FIND softkey, enter
the first few chararcters of the name and
then press FIND to search. If you make a
mistake, press the CLEAR softkey. The
closest match alphabetically will be
displayed.
•
Once you find the entry you want, simply
press SPEAKERPHONE to dial the
number.
VTech
595-9511
VTech_
VTech
595-9511
To Delete a Number/Name:
•
•
Following the first 2 steps in To Search
For and Dial a Number/ Name, locate
the entry you want to delete.
VTech
595-9511
Press the EDIT softkey. The screen will
display:
VTech
595-9511
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Base Menu Soft Functions
Press the DEL softkey. The screen will
display:
•
To delete this record, press THIS. The record
will be deleted, and the next entry in the
phonebook will be displayed.
•
To delete all records in your phonebook
memory, press ALL. The display will ask
ARE YOU SURE?
•
To confirm the deletion of all records, press
YES. To exit without deleting press NO.
VTech
595-9511
Basic Operation
•
To Edit a Number
•
Following the first 2 steps in To Search For
and Dial a Number/Name, locate the entry
you want to edit.
VTech com
800-595-9511
•
Press the EDIT softkey twice. The Handset
will display:
VTech com
800-595-9511
•
Press NAME or NUMBER, depending on
which you want to edit.
•
softkey move the cursor to
Using the
the character you want to edit then enter
the corrections as needed. Press MORE to
access the DEL, BACK and PAUSE/SPACE
functions. When finished press the SAVE
softkey. To exit without saving press
CLEAR.
•
When finished, the screen will display the
edited entry.
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VTech com
800-595-9511
VTech com
800-595-9511
Handset and Base Operation
Making Calls
From the Handset:
•
Press ON (or, SPEAKERPHONE to use the
Handset Speakerphone feature).
•
Dial the phone number.
-OR-
•
Dial the phone number first; then press ON
(or SPEAKERPHONE).
•
Press OFF to end your call or place the
Handset in charger cradle to end your call.
Advanced Operations
From the Base Unit:
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
•
Dial the phone number.
-OR-
•
Dial the phone number first; then press
SPEAKERPHONE.
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE to end your call.
Answering Calls
From the Handset:
•
•
Press ON, SPEAKERPHONE or any dialing
keys.
Press OFF to end your call.
-ORPlace the Handset in charger cradle to end
your call.
From the Base Unit:
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE or any of the dialing
keys (0-9, * , #).
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE to end your call.
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Handset and Base Operation
Handset Volume
The volume control is on the right edge of the
Handset. During a call, press the
or
keys
to adjust the listening volume to a comfortable
level. The procedure is the same for the Handset
earpiece, Headset and Speakerphone.
Base Speakerphone Volume
Sound Select (Handset Only)
During a call, you can adjust the quality of the
sound to best suit your hearing. Pressing
SOUND SELECT repeatedly will cycle you
through four different frequency responses:
3--!!-1
BASS - Low Frequency sounds
enhanced.
12:30PM MID - Mid-Range sounds enhanced (This is the recommended setting for hearing aid
users).
/0!!-1
12:30PM TREBLE - High Frequency
sounds enhanced.
*$'2$!!-1
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Advanced Operations
During an active call simply press the
Volume
or
keys to adjust the
speakerphone volume.
Handset and Base Operation
NATURAL - No frequency
enhancement (Your Handset is
preset to this selection).
31,*32,0/!
The Handset will graphically display the four modes.
NOTE: The Sound Select feature cannot be used when
in Speakerphone or Headset mode.
12:30PM Mute Function
During an active call pressing either the MUTE softkey on
the Handset or the MUTE button on the Base (when in
Speakerphone mode), will disable the microphone. Press
MUTE again to return to normal two-way conversation.
Hold Function
From the Handset:
Advanced Operations
•
Press the HOLD softkey to place a call on hold. To return
to the call, press the ON (or SPEAKERPHONE) key.
12:30PM NOTE: The Handset will display CALL ON HOLD when a
call is placed on hold. If you have new calls in call log, CALL
ON HOLD will display alternately. An H will be displayed to
remind you a call is on hold. If a call remains on Hold for 5
minutes, your i 5853 Handset will ring to remind you the call is
being held. The phone will display Call On Hold Ring Back!
You have 30 seconds to return to the call before it is dropped.
From the Base:
•
•
During an active call, press the HOLD softkey to place a
call on hold. The SPEAKERPHONE LED will flash to
indicate a call is on hold.
To return to the call, press SPEAKERPHONE.
Note: Base will display CALL ON HOLD when a call is placed
on hold. If a call remains on hold for 5 minutes, your i 5853
Base will ring to remind you the call is being held. The phone
will display CALL ON HOLD RING BACK! You have 30
seconds to return to the call before it is dropped.
Flash Function
You can use your i 5853 with services such as Call Waiting.
Simply press the ON/FLASH key on the Handset or the
FLASH key on the Base (when in speakerphone mode) to
flash the line.
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555-1234
XFER
HOLD
MUTE
Handset and Base Operation
Intercom
From Base to ALL Handsets:
• To page all Handsets from the Base press the
INTERCOM key, scroll to GLOBAL PAGE, then press
OK.
• Each Handset will display Global Call from Base.
• Any Handset can then answer the page, and enter intercom mode with the Base by
pressing ON or any dialing keys.
• To end an intercom call, press OFF on the Handset or INTERCOM on the Base.
From Base to a Specific Handset:
•
•
Press the Base INTERCOM key, then scroll to the Handset you want to call (e.g.
HANDSET 2). Press OK.
Handset 2 can then answer the intercom call pressing ON or any dialing keys.
•
To end an intercom call press OFF on the Handset or INTERCOM on the Base.
Handset Speakerphone Operation
Your i 5853 Handset has a built-in handsfree speakerphone. This feature allows you to
stand the Handset upright on a table or desktop and have handsfree conversations. For
more information, refer to Making Calls in Handset and Base Operation.
Base Speakerphone Operation
The Base of your i 5853 is equipped with a full duplex speakerphone. This is a very useful
feature for handsfree conversations or conference calls at the Base Unit. For more
information, refer to Making Calls in Handset and Base Operation.
Line in Use Indication
On the Handset:
When the telephone line is currently being used
by a i 5853 Handset or Base, a status message
similar to this will display on idle Handset(s):
When the telephone line is currently being used
another phone (other than the i 5853), the phone
icon will remain on steadily, and EXTENSION IN
USE will be displayed.
On the Base:
When a i 5853 Handset is in use, LINE IN USE
will appear on the screen. When another phone
(other than the i 5853) is in use, EXTENSION IN
USE will appear on the screen.
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Advanced Operations
For Handset intercom operation, please refer to Handset Menu - Intercom on page 17.
Handset and Base Operation
Conference Calling
The i 5853 is capable of supporting conference calls with up to two registered Handsets and
the Base Unit. To enter a conference call, simply access the line with two or three extensions
by pressing ON (or SPEAKERPHONE) on the Handset or SPEAKERPHONE on the Base. The
phone icon
and two or three extension numbers will be displayed in the upper left corner
of the Handset display.
Transferring Calls
You can transfer calls on the i 5853 system from the Base to Handset, Handset to Handset,
or Handset to Base.
Blind Transfer
You can directly transfer any active call to another i 5853 extension without notification by
following these steps:
From the Handset:
•
Press the middle NavKey then press the up or down NavKey to the desired destination.
•
Press the middle NavKey again to confirm.
•
The ringing Handset or Base can pick up the transferred call just like any incoming call.
Advanced Operations
From the Base:
•
Press INTERCOM or XFER softkey. Scroll to the desired destination, then press the
middle NavKey.
•
The ringing Handset can pick up the transferred call just like an incoming call.
Announced Transfer
Perform an announced transfer (call and advise another extension) of an active call by
following these steps:
From the Handset:
•
Press HOLD to place your call on hold.
•
Press any NavKey then press the left NavKey to Intercom, press the the middle NavKey
again to confirm.
-ORPress any NavKey then press dialing key 1.
•
Press the up or down NavKey to the desired destination.
•
For confirmation, press the middle NavKey again.
•
When the ringing Handset or Base answers, announce that there’s an active call on hold.
•
Press OFF (on the Handset) or INTERCOM (on the Base).
•
Press ON (on the destination Handset) or SPEAKERPHONE (on the destination Base)
to pick up the call on hold.
From the Base:
•
Press HOLD to place your call on hold.
•
Press INTERCOM.
•
Scroll to the desired destination, then press OK.
•
When the ringing Handset answers, announce that there’s an active call on hold.
•
Press OFF (on the Handset) or INTERCOM (on the Base).
•
Press ON (on the destination Handset ) to pick up the call on hold.
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Headset Operation
Your i 5853 Handset is equipped with a 2.5mm Headset Jack for use with an optional
accessory Headset for handsfree operation. If you choose to use the Headset option,
you must obtain an optional accessory Headset that is compatible with the i 5853. For
best results, use a VTech 2.5mm headset.
To purchase a Headset, call VTech Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511.
Once you have a compatible 2.5mm Headset, locate the Headset Jack on the i 5853
Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack (under a small rubber flap)
on the cordless Handset. The plug should fit securely. Do not force the connection.
NOTE:
Whenever a compatible Headset is connected to
the cordless Handset, the microphone on the
Handset will be muted. This is done to limit the effect
of background noise.
The i 5853 is also equipped with a detachable belt
clip. Align the pins on the inside edge of the clip
with the notches on the sides of the Handset. The
belt clip should snap securely into place. Do not
force the connection.
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Additional Information
Belt Clip
Maintenance
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 your Base Unit near a sink, bathtub, or
shower.
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.
Additional Information
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.
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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, call VTech Communications at 1-800595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd. at 1-800-267-7377.
If the Check Battery or WARNING! Use Rechargeable Batteries Only warning is
displayed on the screen of your Handset or Base Unit:
•
•
Non-rechargeable batteries have been installed. Remove them immediately and replace
with rechargeable NiMH batteries (see page 8 or 10).
Rechargeable batteries have been installed but may be old or need to be replaced.
Remove them and re-install new rechargeable batteries. Let the new batteries fully
charge the Base Unit before you use your phone again. (See page 8 or 10 for battery
installation).
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 you get a ‘LOW BATTERY’ message or
indication, the battery cells need charging.
No dial tone
•
First try 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. Contact 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 may be out of range. Either move closer to the Base, or relocate the Base Unit.
•
The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the Base Unit to another
position.
The Handset does not ring when you receive a call
•
Make sure you have the ringer activated. Refer to the section(s) on Sounds & Alerts Ringer Control in this User’s Manual.
•
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.
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Additional Information
You get noise, static, or a weak signal when you're away from the Base Unit
In Case Of Difficulty
Your Handset vibrates or shakes when a call comes in
•
It is likely that your Vibrating Handset Ringer option has been set to ON. If you’d like
to turn it off, see the section on Sounds & Alerts - Ringer Control in this User’s manual.
You hear other calls while using your phone
•
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.
Common cure for electronic equipment
If the unit does not seem to be responding normally, then try putting the Handset in the cradle.
If it does not seem to respond, do the following (in the order listed):
1. Disconnect the power to the Base.
2. Disconnect the Handset battery cells, and spare battery cells, if applicable.
3. Wait a few minutes.
4. Connect power to the Base.
5. Re-install the battery cells.
Additional Information
6. Wait for the Handset to re-establish its link with the Base. To be safe, allow up to
one minute for this to take place.
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Warranty Statement
What does this limited warranty cover?
•
The manufacturer of this VTech product, VTech Communications, warrants to the holder
of a valid proof of purchase (“Consumer” or “you”) that the product and all accessories
provided by VTech in the sales package (“Product”) are free from material defects in
material and workmanship, pursuant to the following terms and conditions, when installed
and used normally and in accordance with operation instructions. This limited warranty
extends only to the Consumer for Products purchased and used in the United States of
America.
What will VTech Communications do if the Product is not free from material
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
this product, we may use new or refurbished replacement parts. If we choose to replace
this product, we may replace it with a new or refurbished product of the same or similar
design. VTech will return repaired or replacement products to you in working condition.
VTech will retain defective parts, modules, or equipment.
Repair or replacement of Product, at VTech’s option, is your exclusive remedy. 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 we repair or replace a Materially Defective Product under the terms
of this limited warranty. This limited warranty also applies to repaired or replacement
Products 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.
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; or
3. Product to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal conditions, network
reliability or cable or antenna systems; or
4. Product to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non-VTech electrical
accessories; or
5. Product whose warranty/quality stickers, Product serial numbers plates or electronic
serial numbers have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
6. Product purchased, used, serviced or shipped for repair from outside the United States,
or used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not limited to Products
used for rental purposes); or
7. Product returned without valid proof of purchase (see 2 below); or
8. Charges for installation or set up, adjustment of customer controls and installation
or repair of systems outside the unit.
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Additional Information
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
Warranty Statement
How do you get warranty service?
•
•
•
To obtain warranty service in the United States of America, call 1-800-595-9511 for
instructions regarding where to return the Product. Before calling for service, please
check the user’s manual. A check of the Product 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 Product(s) to the service location. VTech will return repaired or replaced
product under this limited warranty to you, transportation, delivery or handling charges
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;
2. Include “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the Product purchased (Product
model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
3. Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and telephone number.
Other Limitations
•
This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and VTech.
It supersedes all other written or oral communications related to this Product. VTech
provides no other warranties for this product. The warranty exclusively describes all of
VTech’s responsibilities regarding the product.
There are no other express warranties. No one is authorized to make modifications to this
limited warranty and you should not rely on any such modification.
Additional Information
State Law Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
•
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 date of purchase. Some states 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 do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
rules for the United States. It also complies with regulations RSS210 and CS-03 of Industry
and Science 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.
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:
VTech Communications Inc. CUSTOMER SERVICE at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call
VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd. 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.
FCC Part 15
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance 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.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio frequency
energy that can be safely absorbed by a user or bystander according to the intended usage
of the product. This product has been tested and found to comply with the FCC criteria. The
handset has such a low power that it does not require testing. It may be safely held against the
ear of the user. The base unit shall be installed & used such that parts of the user’s body other
than the hands should be maintained at a comfortable distance of approximately 20 cm or
more.
FCC and ACTA Information
If this equipment was approved for connection to the telephone network prior to July
23, 2001, it complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
rules. If the equipment was approved after that date, it complies with the Part 68 rules
and with Technical Requirements for Connection of Equipment to the Telephone Network
adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). We are required
to provide you with the following information.
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Additional Information
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•
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
1. Product identifier and REN information
The label on the back or bottom of this equipment contains, among other things, an identifier
indicating product approval and the Ringer Equivalence Number (REN). This information
must be provided to your local telephone company upon request. For equipment approved
prior to July 23, 2001, the product identifier is preceded by the phrase “FCC Reg No.”
and the REN is listed separately. For equipment approved after that date, the product
identifier is preceded by “US” and a colon (:), and the REN is encoded in the product
identifier without a decimal point as the sixth and seventh characters following the colon.
For example, the product identifier US:AAAEQ03T123XYZ would indicate an REN of 0.3.
The REN is used to determine how many devices you may connect to your telephone
line and still have them ring when you are called. In most, but not all areas, the sum of
all RENs should be five (5.0) or less. For more information, please contact your local
telephone company.
2. Connection and use with the nationwide telephone network
The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and the telephone
network must comply with the applicable Part 68 rules and technical requirements adopted
by ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It
is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant. An RJ11
jack should normally be used for connecting to a single line and an RJ14 jack for two
lines. See Installation Instructions in this user’s manual. This equipment may not be used
with Coin Telephone Lines or with Party Lines. If you have specially wired alarm dialing
equipment connected to your telephone line, ensure the connection of this equipment does
not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm
equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.
3. Repair instructions
If this equipment is malfunctioning, it must be unplugged from the modular jack until the
problem has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be made by
the manufacturer or its authorized agents. For repair procedures, follow the instructions
outlined under the Limited Warranty.
Additional Information
4. Rights of the telephone company
If this equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may
temporarily discontinue your telephone service. The telephone company is required to notify
you before interrupting service. If advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as
soon as possible. You will be given the opportunity to correct the problem and the telephone
company is required to inform you of your right to file a complaint with the FCC. Your
telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operation, or procedures
that could affect the proper functioning of this product. The telephone company is required
to notify you if such changes are planned.
5. Hearing aid compatibility
If this product is equipped with a corded or cordless handset, it is hearing aid compatible.
6. Programming/testing of emergency numbers
If this product has memory dialing locations, you may choose to store police, fire department
and emergency medical service telephone numbers in these locations. If
you do, please keep three things in mind:
a. We recommend that you also write the telephone number on the directory card, so that
you can still dial the emergency number manually if the memory dialing feature doesn’t
work.
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
b. This feature is provided only as a convenience, and the manufacturer assumes no
responsibility for customer reliance upon the memory feature.
c. Testing the emergency telephone numbers you have stored is not recommended.
However, if you do make a call to an emergency number:
• You must remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call before hanging
up.
• Programming/testing of emergency numbers should be performed during off-peak
hours, such as in the early morning or late evening, when the emergency services
tend to be less busy.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
The term “IC:” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
Notice: This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical
Specifications. This is confirmed by the registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before
the registration number signifies that registration was performed based on a Declaration
of Conformity indicating that Industry Canada technical specifications were met. It does
not imply that Industry Canada approved the equipment.
Notice:
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
the appropriate electrical inspection authority or electrician as appropriate.
Your Cordless Phone 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.
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Additional Information
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1. The REN
assigned to each terminal equipment provides an indication of the maximum number of
terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface
may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum
of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed five.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected
to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be
installed using an acceptable method of connection. The customer should be aware that
compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of services in some
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, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company
cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Technical Specifications
FREQUENCY CONTROL
SIZE
Crystal controlled
Handset:
PLL synthesizer
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
Base:
5725-5850 MHz
Base:
197mm x 53mm x 40mm
(including antenna)
230mm x 130mm x 65mm
WEIGHT
Handset:
Handset: 2400-2483.5 MHz
Base:
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Base:
2400-2483.5 MHz
Handset:
Handset:
5725-5850 MHz
Base:
CHANNELS
95 Channels
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC.
Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at
the time of use.
2 cell AA 1.2V 1400mAh
NiMH Battery
7 VDC @ 900mA
MEMORY
Phonebook:
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Additional Information
164 grams
(excluding Battery Cells)
575 grams
CID:
50 Memory locations; up to
32 digits, 16 characters per
location
50 Memory locations
SPECIFICATIONS ARE TYPICAL AND MAY
CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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Table Of Contents
Important Safety Instructions .............................................................................. 1
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 3
Parts Check List .................................................................................................... 4
The Handset Layout .............................................................................................. 5
The Base Unit Layout ........................................................................................... 6
Getting Started ..................................................................... 7
Setup ...................................................................................................................... 7
Connecting Power to Base Unit ............................................................................. 7
Installation and Charge of Battery Cells in Handset .............................................. 8
Charging of the Handset Battery Cells .................................................................... 8
Connecting to Phone Line ..................................................................................... 9
Checking for Dial Tone ........................................................................................... 9
Tone/Pulse Selection .............................................................................................. 9
Power Guard/Spare Battery Charger Feature ................................................. 10
Installation and Registration of Accessory Handset ...................................... 11
Basic Operations ............................................................... 14
Handset and Base Indicators ............................................................................ 14
Handset Icons ...................................................................................................... 14
Handset LEDs ..................................................................................................... 15
Base Unit Icons .................................................................................................... 15
Base LEDs ........................................................................................................... 15
Handset Menu .................................................................................................... 16
Navigation Key (NavKey) .................................................................................... 16
Menu Shortcuts .................................................................................................... 16
Main Menu ........................................................................................................... 16
Intercom ............................................................................................................... 17
Phonebook .......................................................................................................... 18
Adding Phonebook Entries ................................................................................. 18
Searching for and Dialing Phonebook Entries........................................................... 20
Editing Phonebook Entries.............................................................................................20
Deleting Phonebook Entries ............................................................................... 21
Calls Log ............................................................................................................. 22
Settings ................................................................................................................ 23
Sounds & Alerts ................................................................................................... 24
Pictures ................................................................................................................ 24
Set a Wallpaper image ........................................................................................ 24
Recordabel Ringer ............................................................................................. 25
Record a Ringer .................................................................................................. 25
Base Menu Soft Functions ................................................................................ 26
Redial .................................................................................................................. 26
Erasing Numbers in Redial Memory............................................................................ 26
Saving Redial Numbers in Phonebook Memory ................................................ 26
Base Unit Menu ................................................................................................... 27
Calls log ............................................................................................................... 28
Caller ID - Call Waiting ID ................................................................................... 28
Reviewing Caller ID from the Base ..................................................................... 28
Dialing from Caller ID .......................................................................................... 28
Save CID Records to Phonebook Memory ......................................................... 29
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Table Of Contents
Deleting CID Records .........................................................................................
Base Settings .......................................................................................................
Ringer Volume .....................................................................................................
Ringer Melody .....................................................................................................
Keypad Tone ........................................................................................................
Tone/Pulse ...........................................................................................................
Contrast ...............................................................................................................
Language ............................................................................................................
Phonebook Memory ............................................................................................
To Store a Number/Name ....................................................................................
To Search For and Dial a Number/Name .......................................................
To Delete a Number/Name ..................................................................................
To Edit a Number .................................................................................................
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30
31
31
31
31
32
33
34
34
35
Advanced Operations ....................................................... 36
Handset and Base Operation ............................................................................
Making Calls ........................................................................................................
Answering Calls ..................................................................................................
Handset Volume ..................................................................................................
Base Speakerphone Volume ..................................................................................
Sound Select .......................................................................................................
Mute Function ......................................................................................................
Hold Function ......................................................................................................
Flash Function .....................................................................................................
Intercom ...............................................................................................................
Handset Speakerphone Operation .....................................................................
Base Speakerphone Operation ..........................................................................
Line in Use Indication ..........................................................................................
Conference Calling .............................................................................................
Transferring Calls ................................................................................................
36
36
36
37
37
37
38
38
38
39
39
39
39
40
40
Additional Information ...................................................... 41
Headset Operation .............................................................................................
Belt Clip ...............................................................................................................
Maintenance .......................................................................................................
In Case of Difficulty ............................................................................................
Warranty Statement ...........................................................................................
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations .........................................................................
Technical Specifications ....................................................................................
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43
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Index
Phonebook ........................................... 18, 32
Power Guard/Spare Battery
Charger Feature ............................... 10
Recordable Ringer ...................................... 25
Redial .......................................................... 26
Registration (of Handset) ............................ 13
Ringer Volume ............................................. 30
Settings ....................................................... 23
Setup ............................................................. 7
Sound Select .............................................. 37
Sounds & Alerts ........................................... 24
Spare Battery (Power Guard)
Charger Feature ............................ 10
Transferring Calls ........................................ 40
Technical Specifications ............................ 51
The Base Unit Layout ................................... 6
The Handset Layout ..................................... 5
To Delete a Number/Name ........................ 34
To Edit a Number ....................................... 35
To Store a Number/Name .......................... 33
To Search For and Dial a
Number/Name ............................... 34
Tone/Pulse ............................................. 9, 31
Warranty Statement .................................... 45
Additional Information ............................... 41
Advanced Operations ................................. 36
Answering Calls ........................................... 36
Base Settings .............................................. 30
Base Menu Soft Functions ................ 26
LEDs ................................................... 15
Speakerphone Volume ...................... 37
Unit Icons ............................................ 15
Basic Operations ......................................... 14
Battery, Charging/Handset ........................... 8
Belt Clip ...................................................... 41
Caller ID - Call Waiting ID .......................... 28
Calls Log .............................................. 22, 28
Checking for Dial Tone ................................. 9
Conference Calling ..................................... 40
Connecting Power to
Base Unit ........................................... 7
Connecting to Phone Line ........................... 9
Contrast ....................................................... 31
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations .................. 47
Flash Function ............................................ 38
Getting Started ............................................. 7
Handset Menu ............................................. 16
and Base Operation ................... 36
Global Page ................................ 17
Volume ........................................ 37
and Base Indicators .................. 14
Icons .......................................... 14
LEDs .......................................... 15
Handsfree Speakerphone Operation ......... 39
Headset Operation ...................................... 41
Hold Function .............................................. 38
Important Safety Instructions ........................ 1
In Case of Difficulty ..................................... 43
Installation and Registration of
Accessory Handset ......................... 11
Battery Cells in Handset ................ 8
Intercom ............................................... 17, 39
Introduction ................................................... 3
Keypad Tone ............................................... 31
Language .................................................... 31
Line in Use Indication ................................. 39
Main Menu ................................................... 16
Maintenance ............................................... 42
Making Calls ................................................ 36
Menu Short Cuts ......................................... 16
Mute Function ............................................. 38
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VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTech Communications, Inc. Beaverton,
Oregon, 97008
Distributed in Canada by VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd. 200-7671
Alderbridge Way, Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 2004 for VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
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