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 cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use
a damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, kitchen sink, or swimming pool).
5. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage
to the product.
6. Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To protect it from
overheating, these openings must not be blocked by placing the product on the bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product
should not be placed in a built-in-installation where proper ventilation is not provided.
7. This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where the cord will be abused by
persons walking on it.
9. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product. If service or repair work is required,
contact VTech Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511. Opening or removing cabinet parts other than specified
access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause
electric shock when the appliance is subsequently used.
11. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet:
a) When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b) If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions because improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work to restore the product to normal operation.
e) If the product has been dropped and the cabinet has been damaged.
f) If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk
of electric shock from lighting.
14.Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
If you have questions about this product, or if you're
having difficulty with setup or operation, do not return
your phone to the store. Call our Customer Support
Center at:
1-800-595-9511
In Canada, call
1-800-267-7377
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Introduction
Parts Check List:
1.
Handset
2.
Base Unit
3.
Telephone Line Cord
4.
Battery Pack
5.
AC Adapter
6.
Belt Clip
7.
Owner's Manual
To purchase replacement battery packs,
call VTech Communications at 1-800595-9511. In Canada, call VTech
Telecommunications at 1-800-267-7377.
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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.
CANADA xxxxxxxxxxxxx REN/IES: 0.1
IC: xxxxxxxxxx
HAC
CORDLESS TELEPHONE
MANUFACTURED IN CHINA
MODEL: 2458
DC 9V 500mA
CLASS 2 POWER SOURCE ONLY
FCC ID: xxxxxxxx
COMPLIES WITH 47 CFR Part 68
FCC REGISTRATION NO.: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
RINGER EQUIVALENCE: 0.1B
USOC JACK: RJ11C,RJ11W
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
1)THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE; AND
2)THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED
OPERATION.
PRIVACY OF COMMUNICATIONS MAY NOT BE ENSURED
WHEN USING THIS PHONE.
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
Follow the steps below:
1.
Remove the battery cover by pressing
on the indent and sliding downward.
2.
With the red and black wires at the bottom
right corner of the pack, angle the top of
the battery into the compartment, under
the two ‘claws’. Next, press the lower
end of the battery pack down, so it snaps
in place, under the lower claw. Now, plug
the connector into the socket, located
below the battery. Slip the wires under
the wire guide, located below and to the
left of the socket.
3.
Replace the battery cover by sliding it
upwards.
4.
If the new battery pack is not already
charged, place the Handset in the Base
Unit, and allow it to charge for 12 hours.
After the initial charge, a maintenance
charge of 8 hours should be sufficient.
Maximum talk time is 5 hours on a full
charge. Maximum standby time is 5 days.
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2
3
Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Setup
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or injury, read and follow these instructions:
1. Use only the VTech battery supplied or equivalent.
2. Do not open or mutilate the battery. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may
cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
3. Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the battery with conducting
materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat
and cause burns.
4. Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The cell may explode.
Connect 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 pack is charged, pick up the Handset and press the PHONE key.
The IN USE indicator should light up, and you should hear a dial tone; if not, see
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY.
Tone/Pulse Selection
See OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS for details.
CAUTION: Use only the VTech power supply provided with your telephone.
IMPORTANT:
For best performance the VT2558 should be
installed as follows:
In an elevated location, in the center of the room,
with no obstructions nearby.
In a location that is away from other electrical
appliances such as microwave ovens, personal
computers, or televisions.
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General Information
The TeleZapper feature in your VT 2558 is a patented device that helps you eliminate
those annoying telemarketers who call you.
• The TeleZapper feature in your VT 2558 covers all the telephones and answering
machines on one phone line in your home or office.
• Whenever you or your answering machine answers a call on the line to which
your VT 2558 is connected, a special tone is played into the telephone line.
This will occur from any extension phone or answering device that is connected
to that line.
• The tone tells the telemarketer’s predictive dialing computer to take your number
off the list because the computer thinks your number is “disconnected.”
• When the telemarketer’s computer dialer hears the tone, it immediately hangs
up and removes your phone number from their list of numbers to call again!
Your number will also not be sold to other telemarketers either!
• Other than hearing the tone when you pick up your telephone, the TeleZapper
feature has no other effect on the operation of your telephones, answering
machines, or other services like Caller ID or Call Waiting.
• When you activate the TeleZapper feature in your VT 2558, you’ll notice that
you get quite a few “hang-ups” where no one is there when you answer your
telephone. Most of the time, this means you’ve “zapped” a telemarketer!
• Over a period of a few weeks, you’ll notice that you are receiving fewer and
fewer telemarkerting calls.
• For even more effective screening, let your answering machine pick up.
NOTE: If you are dialing in Pulse (rotary) mode from another phone on
the same line, your TeleZapper feature must be set to either BASIC
or OFF.
Programming Instructions
The TeleZapper feature in your VT 2558 has two levels of privacy to help “zap” computer
dialed telemarketing calls. Your VT 2558 is shipped with the BASIC level of privacy
activated, which will help with the majority of telemarketing calls. At this level, the
TeleZapper feature will emit a single tone which is the first of three (3) tones for the
disconnected signal. The ADVANCED level of privacy will switch the TeleZapper feature
to all three tones of the disconnected signal and will “zap” even more telemarketing
calls.
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Getting Started
Using the TeleZapper
Getting Started
Using the TeleZapper
Here are the instructions to switch
from BASIC to ADVANCED
privacy, or to disable the feature:
1. Look on the underside of the
Base Unit, and locate the 3position TeleZapper selector
switch.
2. Your switch has 3 settings:
BAS (Basic), ADV (Advanced)
and OFF (Off). Choose your
desired setting.
TeleZapper Q&A:
Q. How does the TeleZapper feature work?
A. When the phone is picked up, the TeleZapper feature plays a tone, which tells the
telemarketer’s predictive dialer computer that the number has been disconnected. The
telemarketer’s computer then takes your number off of the list forever and your number
will not be sold to other telemarketing companies! The TeleZapper feature only “zaps”
computerized calling systems that are set to detect disconnected numbers. This
includes virtually all random telemarketers. It will not “zap” other companies who dial
your phone number directly and not through a telemarketing computer. People using
the TeleZapper products typically see an 80% or higher reduction in calls.
Q. How do I know when I’ve “zapped” a telemarketer?
A. If you answer your telephone and there’s no one there, the odds are that you just
“zapped” one. Quite often you will see the caller ID from such a call is “unavailable.”
After a month, you will notice that you receive fewer and fewer of these calls.
Q. Do I need one for each telephone or telephone jack in my home or office?
A. No. Your VT 2558 with the TeleZapper feature covers ALL telephones connected
to the same line (telephone number). If you have two lines, you need an additional
unit for your other line.
Q. Will it interfere with my computer or fax machine?
A. No. It plays the tone briefly when the line is answered, then goes to “sleep” waiting
for the next call.
Q. Will it interfere with my answering machine?
A. No. This is the best way to use your TeleZapper feature. Let you answering machine
pick up the line, the TeleZapper feature “zaps” the telemarketer, and you were not
bothered at all! You will need to delay your message for about 2 seconds to allow
the tone to play.
Q. I have voicemail from the telephone company. Will it work with this?
A. No. Voicemail works by forwarding your calls to a central location. In order for the
TeleZapper feature to work, the phone in your home must be picked up. If the call
goes to voice mail, the TeleZapper feature will not activate.
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Getting Started
Handset Features
1
2
5
6
7
8
3
4
4. VOLUME UP /VOLUME DOWN
* These keys will raise and lower the
earpiece volume while either IN
PHONE or ANSWERING SYSTEM
mode.
1. IN USE/LOW BATTERY LED
* Glows when the Handset is in use.
* Flashes duing programming mode.
* Flashes in cadence with incoming
ringing.
* Flashes slowly when the battery pack
needs recharging.
5. REDIAL/PAUSE
* With the Handset ON, pressing this
key will dail the last number you
called. In Programming mode,
REDIAL/PAUSE will add a 4 second
pause to a dialing sequence.
2. PHONE/FLASH
* Press this key to answer a call or get
a dial tone. While on a call, when
you receive a Call Waiting alert, press
PHONE/FLASH to switch between
calls.
6. OFF
* Press this key to end a call.The OFF
key is also used to exit all modes of
operation.
3. ANSWERING MACHINE
* Press this key to enter Answering
System mode. It will flash while the
Handset is controlling the Answering
System. It will also flash to alert you
to new messages.
See the section Handset Layout
ForAnsweringSystemOperation
for more details.
7. PROG/MEM
* This key is used to enter Programming
mode, as well as Memory Dial mode.
8. CHANNEL
* If you experience noise or interference
while on a call, press CHAN to switch
to a clear channel.
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Getting Started
Base Unit Features
1
9
8
7
6
2
3
4
5
1. MESSAGE LED
* Flashes slowly to indicate new
messages; Glows steadily to indicate
old (previously heard) messages;
Flashes rapidly to indicate that the
Answering System Message is FULL.
6. ANSWER ON/OFF LED
* Glows steadily when the Answering
System is ON and the day and time
has been set; Flashes to indicate that
the day and time need to be set.
2. REPEAT
* During message playback, press
REPEAT to return to the beginning of
the messages being played. Hold
down the REPEAT key to slow down
message playback.
7. PAGE
* Press PAGE to engage the Handset
in a ring sequence, which will last for
60 seconds. You can end the page
by pressing PAGE again on the
Base Unit, or pressing OFF on the
Handset.
3. PLAY/STOP
* Press to play messages; press again
to stop.
8. VOLUME
* Raise or lower the Base Unit speaker
volume. These are 8 volume levels.
At the lowest level(Level 1), incoming
messages cannot be screened at
the Base Unit as they come in.
4. DELETE
* During message playback, press
DELETE to erase the message being
played. During idle mode, press
DELETE to erase all previously
played messages.
9. IN USE/CHARGING LED
* Flashes slowly when the Handset is
in TALK mode; Flashes in cadence
with the inbound ringing; Glows when
the Handset is charging in the Base
Unit cradle; Flashes when Handset
is in ANSWERING SYSTEM mode.
5. SKIP
* During message playback, press
SKIP to the next message. Hold
down the SKIP key to speed up
message playback.
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Operating Instructions
Answering Calls
• When an incoming call is ringing, the IN USE/CHARGING LED on the Base and
IN USE/LOW BATT LED on the Handset will flash.
• To answer a call when the Handset is in the Base, just pick up the Handset.
— OR —
• To answer a call when the Handset is away from the Base, press any key on
the Handset (except OFF). This is very useful in a dark environment; you do not
have to fumble around looking for the PHONE key to answer the call.
Disconnecting
• To end a call, either place the Handset back in the Base.
— OR —
• Press OFF on the Handset.
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Basic Operation
Making Calls
• Pick up the Handset and press PHONE.
• When you hear a dial tone, dial the number.
• The IN USE LED will illuminate while the Handset is on a call. If you make a mistake
when dialing, press OFF to hang up, then press PHONE to get the dial tone again.
• You must always press PHONE before you can dial a call on the Handset.
Operating Instructions
.
Basic Operation
Changing Channels
• If you notice interference when using your
Handset, press CHAN to switch to a clear channel.
This function is only available when you are on
a call.
TONE/PULSE Setting
NOTE: Your VT 2558 is preset at the factory for
TONE dialing.
. If you have rotary service, press PROG/MEM,
*, #, PROG/MEM to switch to PULSE.
. To return to touch tone service, press PROG/
MEM, *, *, PROG/MEM.
Temporary Tone
If you have rotary (dial-pulse) telephone service,
(TONE/PULSE setting is set to PULSE), this feature
allows you to enter special codes and tones to
operate answering machines, use electronic banking
services, calling cards, or other special services.
• Dial the call normally.
• Activate the Temporary Tone feature by pressing
TONE (the * key).
• You can then press the numbers or symbols you
need, and your phone will send the proper signals.
• To end the call, press OFF or place the Handset
back in the Base. The phone will automatically go
back to rotary (dial-pulse) service.
Programming the Ringer Type
The Handset ringer is capable of four different types
of ringing tones. To select a different ringer type do
the following:
• Press PROG/MEM.
• Press the # key.
• Press a key 1 - 4 to select a ringer type.
• Press the PROG/MEM key to confirm.
NOTE: To program, the Handset must be OFF.
Turning Off the Ringer
To turn off the ringer on the Handset, do the following:
• Press PROG/MEM.
• Press the # key.
• Press 5 to turn off the ringer. Press the PROG/
MEM key to confirm.
• To turn the ringer on again, see Programming
the Ringer Type.
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Operating Instructions
Checking the Ringer
To check the ringer which is currently
programmed, do the following:
• Press PROG/MEM.
• Press the # key.
• Press 0.
• Press the PROG/MEM key to confirm.
Basic Operation
Memory Dialing
• The VT2558 can store up to 10 different
phone numbers that you can dial just
by pressing PHONE, PROG/MEM and
one of the number keys (0-9)
Programming Speed Dial Numbers
The Handset must be OFF.
• Press PROG/MEM. The IN USE LED
will blink to indicate that you are in the
programming mode.
• Press the number of the memory
location you wish to store the number
in (0-9).
• Using the dial pad, dial the number
you want to store. The number can
be up to 16 digits long. The number
can be entered manually or by using
REDIAL/PAUSE.
• Press PROG/MEM to store the phone
number to the key you selected.The
phone exits program mode and emits
a tone.
Speed Number Dialing
• Press PHONE/FLASH to get a dial
tone.
• Press PROG/MEM and the memory
location number key (0-9).
• For example, to dial the number you
assigned to key ‘8’, you would press
PHONE, PROG/MEM, 8.
To Change or Replace a Speed Dial
Number
• To change or replace a stored
number in speed dial memory, simply
enter the new number and store it in
the memory location you wish to
change.
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Basic Operation
Operating Instructions
Storing Pauses in Memory
• To insert a pause in a phone number,
press PAUSE. The pause is
approximately 4 seconds in length. For
longer pauses, press PAUSE two or
more times. Each additional press adds
an additional 4 second pause.
• If your phone is connected to a PBX you
can store the PBX access number and
a pause before the phone number. For
example, to store 9-PAUSE-555-1234 in
memory location 8 do the following:
• Press PROG/MEM.
• Press 8.
• Press 9.
• Press REDIAL/PAUSE.
• Dial 555-1234.
• Press PROG/MEM.
Using Redial
• To redial the last number you called,
press PHONE/FLASH then press
REDIAL/PAUSE.
The phone will
automatically dial the number.
Storing a Redial Number into Speed Dial
• To store the last number you dialed as
a Speed Dial number, press PROG/
MEM, a location number (0-9), REDIAL/
PAUSE, PROG/MEM.
The Page Feature
• From the Base Unit, press PAGE to
signal the person at the idle Handset.
• To end the page at the Base, press
PAGE again.
• To end the page at the Handset, press
OFF, or place the Handset back in the
Base.
• This feature is useful in locating a
misplaced Handset.
• The page alert will continue for
approximately 60 seconds.
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Answering System Operation
Introduction
Your VT 2558 has a digital Answering Device in the Base Unit, capable of storing
approximately 12 minutes of messages. Your outgoing message (announcement) can
be up to 90 seconds in length. Incoming messages can be up to 4 minutes.
USE THE VT 2558 HANDSET TO PROGRAM YOUR ANSWERING
SYSTEM!!!
•
You can listen to your messages from the Handset or the Base Unit.
•
You can also screen messages while your callers leave them from either the
Handset or the Base Unit.
Simply keep the Base Unit volume level above the minimum setting. You will hear
messages at the Base Unit as your callers leave them.
Call Screening from Handset
Press ANS. MACHINE on the Handset as a message comes in. You will be able
to hear your caller, but your caller cannot hear you. If you want to talk to your caller
now, press PHONE/FLASH. The answering system will return to idle mode.
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Advanced Operation
Call Screening from Base Unit
Handset Layout For Answering System Operation
With the Handset in the idle mode (on hook), first press ANS. MACHINE to enter
Answering System mode, then one of the following keys:
KEY
FUNCTION
Repeat current message
2
Play/Stop (playback or recording)
3
Skip to the next message
4
MENU (for programming your Answering System)
5
SET (for programming your Answering System)
6
SELECT (for programming your Answering System)
7
Record (Outgoing Messages and Memos)
9
Increment by 10 (for programming time and security code)
0
Answering System ON/OFF
#
Erase
Advanced Operation
1
Press ANS. MACHINE or OFF to exit Answering System mode.
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Answering System Setup
Before using your VT 2558 Answering System, follow these programming steps:
1 Set Outgoing Message
Record your greeting to be heard by callers. If you do not record a greeting, your
VT 2558 will play a default greeting.
Press ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
Press 4 (MENU). The voice prompt says “Set Outgoing Message”.
Press 7 (Record). The voice prompt says “Now Recording”, followed by a
beep. Speak into the Handset to record your announcement.
Press 2 (Stop) when done.Your recorded announcement will be played for
you.
2 Set Security Code
Your 2 digit security code gives you access to your VT 2558 Answering System
from a telephone at a different location. Factory preset to 19, your security code
can set to a number from 10 to 99.
•
•
•
•
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
press
ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
4 (MENU) twice, until you hear: “Set Security Code”.
6 (SELECT) to increment the security code by one per each press.
9 to increment by 10.
5 (TIME/SET) to confirm your security code selection. You can either
4 (MENU) to continue programming, or OFF to exit programming.
3 Set Audible Message Alert
This feature provides a beep tone at the Base Unit every 10 seconds, alerting you
to new messages.
•
•
•
•
•
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
4 (MENU) three times. You will hear: “Set Audible Message Alert”.
6 (SELECT) to toggle between ON and OFF.
5 (TIME/SET) to confirm your selection.
4 (MENU) to continue programming, or OFF to exit.
4 Set Announce Only
Your VT 2558 Answering System can also play your greeting, without taking messages
from callers. In this case, ANNOUNCE ONLY is set to ON.
•
•
•
•
•
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
4 (MENU) four times. You will hear: “Set Announce Only”.
6 (SELECT) to toggle between ON and OFF.
5 (TIME/SET) to confirm your selection.
4 (MENU) to continue programming, or OFF to exit.
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Advanced Operation
•
•
•
Answering System Setup
Now, follow the steps in 1 SET OUTGOING MESSAGE to record your “Announce Only”
greeting. The VT 2558 Answering System will retain both outgoing greetings; one for
Normal (record messages) mode, and one for Announce Only mode.
NOTE!!!!! THE ANSWERING SYSTEM IS PRESET AT THE FACTORY FOR
ANNOUNCE ONLY OFF. THIS IS THE NORMAL MODE, REQUIRED FOR YOUR
VT 2558 TO RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM CALLERS.
5
Set Base Ringer
You can turn your Base Unit On or Off. This is independent of the Handset ringer.
•
•
•
•
•
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
4 (MENU) five times. You will hear: “Set Base Ringer”.
6 (SELECT) to toggle between ON and OFF.
5 (TIME/SET) to confirm your selection.
4 (MENU) to continue programming, or OFF to exit.
Advanced Operation
6
Set Number of Rings
Choose between 2, 4, 6, or Toll Saver. Toll Saver will cause the Answering System
to activate after 4 rings if there are no new, unplayed messages, and after 2 rings
if there are new, unplayed messages.
•
•
•
•
•
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
4 (MENU) six times. You will hear: “Set Number of Rings”.
6 (SELECT) to choose between 2, 4, 6 and Toll Saver.
5 (TIME/SET) to confirm your selection.
4 (MENU) to continue programming, or OFF to exit.
NOTE: DURING PROGRAMMING, PRESS
AT ANY TIME TO EXIT.
ANS. MACHINE OR
OFF
Checking and Setting Day and Time
•
Press ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
•
Press 5 (TIME/SET). The current Day and Time setting can be heard from
the Handset and Base.
•
After the current day and time announcement, the system will announce, "To
set day and time, press TIME /SET" . To change the current setting, press 5
(TIME/SET) again.
Press 6 (SELECT) until hear the correct day; then press 5 (TIME/SET).
•
•
Press 6 (SELECT) until hear the correct hour; then press 5 (TIME/SET).
•
Press 6 (SELECT) until hear the correct minute (or press 9 to increment the
minutes by 10); then press 5 (TIME/SET). Your setting will be played for you.
You can press ANS.MACHINE or OFF to exit.
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Answering System Setup
Recording a Memo
• Press ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
• Press 7 (RECORD). After the prompt: “Now Recording”, speak into the Handset.
• Press OFF or ANS. MACHINE to end recording and exit Answering System
mode, or press 2 (STOP) to end recording and stay in Answering System mode.
Advanced Operation
Turning Your Answering System ON/OFF
Your VT 2558 Answering System is turned ON when you first apply power to it. From
the Handset you can turn the system ON and OFF.
• Press ANS. MACHINE on the Handset.
• Press 0. Through the earpiece, you will hear “Answering Machine OFF (or ON).
Continued presses of the 0 key will toggle between ON and OFF.
• Press OFF to exit programming mode.
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Answering System Setup
PLAYBACK OF GREETINGS, MESSAGES AND MEMOS
Advanced Operation
From the Base Unit
Use the PLAY/STOP to start and stop playback of messages and memos.
•
Press the
SKIP key to jump ahead to the next message.
•
Hold the
•
Press the
REPEAT key to return to the beginning of the current message.
2 consecutive presses of the
REPEAT key will take you back to the previous
message.
•
Hold the
•
Press DELETE while a message is playing to erase that message.
•
Press and Hold DELETE while the Answering System is idle to erase all
previously heard messages.
•
Adjust the Base Unit speaker volume using the VOL UP
SKIP key to speed up message playback.
REPEAT key to slow down message playback.
and DOWN
keys.
The MESSAGE LED blinks when there are new messages. It glows steadily when
it contains only old, previously heard messages.
From the Handset
• Press ANS.MACHINE on the Handset.
• Press 2 (PLAY) to hear messages from the Handset.
• Press 1 to repeat the message; press 3 to skip to the next message.
• Press # (DELETE) to erase the current message.
• Press OFF or ANS. MACHINE to end message playback and exit Answering
System mode; or press 2 (STOP) to end message playback and stay in
Answering System mode.
NOTE: Your VT 2558 prevents accidental erasure of unplayed messages
To Hear Your Outgoing Greeting
•
Press ANS.MACHINE on the Handset.
•
Press 4 (MENU).
•
Press 2 (PLAY/STOP).
•
Press 4 (MENU) to continue programming, or OFF to exit.
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Remote Operation of Your VT 2558 Answering System
You can access messages and change your greeting remotely, using a touch tone
phone from a different line or location.
Dial the phone number associated with the line to your VT 2558. While the greeting
is playing, press your 2 digit security code.
You are now in remote access mode.
A voice menu will first tell you how many new and old messages you have, and
then, after a pause, you will hear a review of the following remote commands:
#1
#2
#4
#4, #4
#5
#6
#7
#9
#0
*7
*8
*0
HELP MENU
PLAY ALL MESSAGE
REPEAT CURRENT MESSAGE
PLAY PREVIOUS MESSAGE
STOP (Playback or Recording)
SKIP TO NEXT MESSAGE
REVIEW GREETING (Outgoing Message)
ERASE CURRENT MESSAGE
ANSWERING SYSTEM ON/OFF
RECORD GREETING (Outgoing Message)
RECORD MEMO
HANG UP
NOTE: You do not have to wait unit the voice menu announces the command to
execute a particular remote function.
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Advanced Operation
REMOTE COMMANDS
Headset Operation
Your VT2558 Handset is equipped with a 2.5mm Headset Jack for use with an optional
accessory Headset for hands-free operation. If you choose to use the Headset option,
you must obtain an optional accessory Headset, which is compatible with the VT2558.
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 VT2558
Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack 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.
Many compatible Headsets have a
reversible, monaural design. You can
wear your Headset on either ear, leaving
one ear free for room conversation.
Additional
Information
Belt Clip
The VT2558 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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Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your VT2558 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 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunications at
1-800-267-7377.
The Phone Doesn't Work At All
• Make sure the Power Cord is plugged in.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and the
telephone wall jack.
• Make sure the batteries are properly charged. If the 'LOW BATTERY' LED is
slowly flashing, the battery pack needs charging.
No Dial Tone
• First check all the suggestions above.
• If you still don't hear a dial tone, disconnect the Base Unit from the telephone
jack and connect a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone either,
the problem is in your wiring or local service. 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 Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal When You're Away From The Base Unit
• 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.
Additional
Information
The Handset Does Not Ring When You Receive A Call
• Make sure you have the Handset ringer activated. To set the ringer, see
Programming the Ringer Type.
• 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.
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.
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In Case Of Difficulty
You Hear Noise In The Handset, And None Of The Keys Or Buttons Work
• Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
The ANSWER ON/OFF Button is Blinking
* If the button flichers on and off, you need to reset the day and time. See
Answering System Setup-Checking and Setting Day and Time for details.
* If the button slowly flashes, it indicates the answering system is in Announce Only
mode. See Answering System Setup-Set Announce Only for details.
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.
3. Wait a few minutes.
4. Connect power to the Base.
5. Re-install the battery pack, and return the Handset to the charge cradle.
Additional
Information
6. After a few seconds, try using your Handset again.
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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.
Additional
Information
What is not covered by this limited warranty ?
This limited warranty does not cover
1. Product that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other physical
damage, improper installation, abnormal operation or handling, neglect,
inundation, fire, water or other liquid intrusion; or
2. Product that has been damaged due to repair, alteration or modification by anyone
other than an authorized service representative of VTECH; 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
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Warranty Statement
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.
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?
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.
State Law Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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Additional
Information
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.
Warranty Statement
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.
Additional
Information
• 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
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.
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.
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Additional
Information
FCC Part 15
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
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.
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. You may want to contact your local
telephone company for more information.
Additional
Information
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 the
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.
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
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
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.
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.
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:
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.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance
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Additional
Information
The term “IC:” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
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.
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.
The RBRC ® Seal
The RBRC® Seal on the nickel-cadmium battery indicates that VTech Communications,
Inc. is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these
batteries at the end of their useful lives, when taken out of service
within the United States and Canada.
Additional
Information
The RBRC ® program provides a convenient alternative to placing
used nickel-cadmium batteries into the trash or municipal waste, which
may be illegal in your area.
VTech’ s participation in RBRC ® makes it easy for you to drop off the spent battery at
local retailers participating in the RBRC® program or at authorized VTech product
service centers. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY™ for information on Ni-Cd battery
recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area. VTech’s involvement in this program
is part of its commitment to protecting our environment and conserving natural resources.
RBRC ® is a registered trademark of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
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Technical Specifications
WEIGHT
Handset: 178.7 grams
Base:
303.8 grams
(excluding battery pack)
FREQUENCY CONTROL
Crystal controlled
PLL synthesizer
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Base:
2411.15 - 2418.4 MHz
Handset: 912.75 - 917.10 MHz
Handset: 3.6V 400mAh Ni-Cd
Battery Pack
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
Base:
Base:
912.75 - 917.10 MHz
Handset: 2411.15 - 2418.4 MHz
9V DC @ 500mA
MEMORY
CHANNELS
Speed Dial:
30 Channels
10 Memory locations
16 digits per location
SPECIFICATIONS ARE TYPICAL AND
MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions
at the time of use.
SIZE
Handset: 203.3mmx56.0mmx39.8mm
(including antenna)
168.1mmx130mmx114mm
(including antenna)
Additional
Information
Base:
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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.
Distributed in Canada by VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd., Suite 200, 7671
Alderbridge Way, Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 2002 for VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Printed in China
91-5344-10-00
ISSUE 0
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions ......................................................................................... 1
Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 2
Parts Check List ................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started .................................................................................................................... 3
Setup ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Using the TeleZapper .......................................................................................................... 5
Using the TeleZapper .......................................................................................................... 6
Handset Features ................................................................................................................. 7
Base Unit Features .............................................................................................................. 8
Basic Operation .................................................................................................................. 9
Operating Instructions .......................................................................................................... 9
Making Calls ...................................................................................................................... 9
Answering Calls ................................................................................................................ 9
Disconnecting .................................................................................................................... 9
Changing Channels ....................................................................................................... 10
TONE/PULSE Setting .................................................................................................... 10
Temporary Tone ............................................................................................................. 10
Programming the Ringer Type ...................................................................................... 10
Turning Off the Ringer .................................................................................................. 10
Checking the Ringer ...................................................................................................... 11
Memory Dialing ............................................................................................................... 11
Programming Speed Dial Numbers .............................................................................. 11
Speed Number Dialing .................................................................................................. 11
To Change or Replace a Speed Dial Number .......................................................... 11
Storing Pauses in Memory ............................................................................................ 12
Using Redial .................................................................................................................... 12
Storing a Redial Number into Speed Dial .................................................................. 12
The Page Feature ......................................................................................................... 12
Advanced Operation ......................................................................................................... 13
Answering System Operation ............................................................................................ 13
Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 13
Call screening from Base Unit .......................................................................................... 13
Call Screening from Handset ............................................................................................ 13
Handset Layout For Answering System Operation ........................................................ 14
Answering System Setup .................................................................................................. 15
Set Outing Message ...................................................................................................... 15
Set Security Code .......................................................................................................... 15
Set Audible Message Alert ........................................................................................... 15
Set Announce Only ....................................................................................................... 15
Set Base Ringer ............................................................................................................ 16
Set Number of Rings ..................................................................................................... 16
Checking and Setting Day and Time .......................................................................... 16
Recording a Memo ........................................................................................................ 17
Turning Your Answering System ON/OFF ................................................................... 17
Playback of Greetings, Messages and Memos .......................................................... 18
Remote Operation of Your VT2558 Answering System ............................................... 19
Additional Information ...................................................................................................... 20
Headset Operation ............................................................................................................. 20
Belt Clip ........................................................................................................................... 20
Maintenance ........................................................................................................................ 21
In Case Of Difficulty ........................................................................................................ 22
Warranty Statement ........................................................................................................... 24
Table of Contents
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations ...................................................................................... 27
The RBRC® Seal ................................................................................................................ 30
Technical Specifications ..................................................................................................... 31
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