Electrical
outlet not
controlled by
a wall switch
Telephone wall
jack
DSL filter (not
included), required
if you have DSL
high-speed
Internet service.
Quick start guide
for model CD1291
Follow the steps below to install the telephone.
1. Plug one end of the coiled handset cord
into the handset jack on the left side of the
telephone base. Plug the other end into the
handset and hang up.
3. Plug the small end of the power adapter
into the POWER jack on the back of the
telephone base. Plug the large end into
an electrical outlet not controlled by a wall
switch.
To turn on the answering system
To make a call:
To turn the answering
machine on and answer
calls:
• Lift the handset, wait for the dial tone, and
then dial a number.
To answer a call:
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• Lift the handset.
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Using speakerphone
To make a call:
Telephone line cord
4. Lift the handset or press
check for a dial tone.
•
•
SPEAKER to
Use only the power adapter provided with
this product. To obtain a replacement, visit
our website at www.vtechcanada.com or
call 1 (800) 267-7377.
The power adapter is intended to be
correctly oriented in a vertical or floor
mount position. The prongs are not
designed to hold the plug in place if it is
plugged into a ceiling, under-the-table or
cabinet outlet.
You can use this telephone without AC
power. Without power, the telephone’s
functionality is limited to making or
answering calls using the handset, and
adjusting the handset listening volume.
For optimal performance, power your
telephone with the supplied power
adapter.
• Press
SPEAKER.
On-hook dialing (pre-dialing)
1. Use the dial pad keys
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to enter a telephone
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number.
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• Press REDIAL/PAUSE
to insert a four-second dialing pause.
• Press REMOVE to backspace and erase
a digit.
• Press FLASH to return to idle mode.
-ORWait 15 seconds and the telephone
returns to idle mode automatically.
2. Lift the handset to call.
-ORPress DISPLAY DIAL to call using the
speakerphone.
Switching between handset and
speakerphone
To switch from handset to speakerphone during
a call:
• Press
SPEAKER then place the handset
in the telephone base.
To switch from speakerphone to handset during
a call:
• Lift the handset.
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15
12 NEW
To turn off the answering
system
• Press ON/OFF until the system announces,
“Answering machine is
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off.” The ON/OFF light
is off and the message
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window is blank.
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SPEAKER.
To end a call while using the speakerphone:
• Press
• Press ON/OFF until
the system announces
“Answering machine is
on.” The ON/OFF light
is on.
To turn the answering machine off and not
answer calls:
• Press
SPEAKER then
dial a number.
To answer a call:
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2. Plug one end of the telephone line cord
into the TEL LINE jack on the back of the
telephone base. Plug the other end of the
telephone line cord into a telephone wall
jack.
Using handset
• Place the handset in the telephone base.
Handset
Coiled handset cord
Answering mode
To end a call while using the handset:
Telephone installation
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet
service (digital subscriber line - DSL) through
your telephone line, you must install a DSL
filter between the telephone line cord and
the telephone wall jack. The filter prevents
noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL
interference. Please contact your DSL service
provider for more information about DSL filters.
Making and answering a call
• When the answering system is turned on, if
recording time is less than five minutes, the
system announces “Less than five minutes
record time left.”
• When the answering system is turned on, if
the memory is full, the system announces
“Memory is full.”
If the answering system is off, after 10 rings,
the system announces “Enter remote access
code.” The telephone hangs up automatically if
the remote access code is not entered within 15
seconds.
Recording your outgoing announcement
Message playback
IMPORTANT!
The outgoing announcement is the message
callers hear when calls are answered by the
answering system.
To play messages
If your product is not working properly:
If you have new messages, the system plays
only the new messages (oldest first). If there
are no new messages, the
system plays all messages
(oldest first).
• Refer to the Troubleshooting section of the
user’s manual.
If the answering system
is on, the telephone
automatically answers calls
with “Hello, please leave a
message after the tone.” You
can use this announcement,
or use the following steps to
replace it with a recording of
your own.
1. Press SKIP/ANNC.
The screen shows
RECORD and the
message window
displays A.
2. Press SELECT. The
screen shows USE
STOP TO END with a
long beep.
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or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
1. Press
PLAY/STOP to
begin message playback.
2. Press
PLAY/STOP to
end message playback.
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A
RECORD
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A
USE STOP TO END
If there are no messages, when you press
PLAY/STOP to begin message playback,
the telephone announces, “You have no
messages.“
Options during message playback
• To adjust the playback volume to a
comfortable level (L1 through L9), press
VOLUME.
• To skip to the next message, press
SKIP/ANNC.
3. Speak towards the
microphone (MIC) on
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AP
the telephone and
USE STOP TO END
maintain a distance of
about nine inches. You
can record an announcement for up to two
minutes. Announcements shorter than one
second are not recorded.
• To go back to the previous message, press
REPEAT/MEMO while the telephone
is playing the day and time the current
message was received.
4. Press
PLAY/STOP to end the recording.
The recorded announcement automatically
plays back and then the telephone
automatically returns to idle mode with a
beep.
• To delete the message currently playing,
press DELETE.
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• To repeat the message currently playing,
press REPEAT/MEMO after the telephone
plays the day and time the current message
was received.
• To stop playback and exit, press
PLAY/STOP.
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