VTech VT 1901 - Cordless Phone 900Mhz Digital Instruction manual

INTRODUCTION
Congratulations! You have purchased
one of the most sophisticated cordless
telephones on the market! The VTech
VT 1901 has been designed to offer
a new standard in cordless telephone
technology.
The VTech VT 1901 uses special
memory in both the base and handset
which is not susceptible to power
failures. This provides permanent
storage of all memory dial numbers, as
well as the base and handset security
codes.
Unlike most other cordless phones, the
VTech VT 1901 digitizes your voice
using advanced ADPCM digital voice
coding to provide noise and distortion
free performance. In most conditions
you will not be able to tell you are using
a cordless phone. Gone are the
annoyances of static, interference and
having to listen to other people’s
conversations on your cordless phone.
When an optional spare battery pack
is installed in the base unit, the VTech
VT 1901 uses this battery to provide
operational backup in case of power
failure. In this way you have access
to all normal phone functions during a
total power outage. Calls can still be
placed and received without
interruption. More than 5 hours backup
will be possible with a fully charged
battery in the base unit.
The VTech VT 1901 scrambles your
voice before it transmits it. This
ensures that no one can tune in and
eavesdrop on your conversations.
The VTech VT 1901 informs you that
another extension is currently in use
on the same phone line. The phone
will also alert you when you are Out
of Range even when you're not using
the phone!
With the VTech VT 1901 the user can
easily answer a call on the handset by
simply pressing any key other than the
OFF, MUTE or Volume Keys. This is
very useful in a dark environment, so
that the user does not have to fumble
around looking for the PHONE key to
answer the call.
The VTech VT 1901 also provides a
one-way Page/find. Pressing the base
PAGE key will cause the handset to
ring in a manner which distinguishes
it from normal incoming ringing. This
can be used to alert the handset user
or to simply locate the handset in the
event that it is misplaced.
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INTRODUCTION
SPECIAL FEATURES
• 900 MHz Operation
• Fully Digital Link between Handset
and Base with ADPCM voice coding
• D i g i t a l l y - S c r a m b l e d Vo i c e
Communication
• 20 location Programmable Memory
for 20 Digit Phone Number
• Quick MEM - automatically dials a
designated number at the touch of
a single key
• 10 Channel Operation with auto
channel selection
• Out-of-Range indication while the
handset is in use or in standby
mode
• Removable handset battery pack
• Spare battery charger in the base
unit
• Complete battery back-up in case
of power failure (with optional spare
battery pack installed in Base Unit)
• Easy answer - When the phone
rings simply press any key other
than OFF, MUTE, or the Volume
Keys on the handset to answer
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Auto hang up when returning the
handset to the base cradle
Extension In Use indicator
24 Bit Digital Security Code
DTMF and Pulse Dialing
Low Battery Detect and Warning
indicator
Up to 7.0 hours continuous talk
time, Or 7 days standby time.
Volume Adjust on Handset
REDIAL, HOLD, PAGE and MUTE
Hearing-Aid Compatible Receiver
Detachable power supply. Nonvolatile storage of security code
and memory dial memories
Programmable Ringer Types
This manual is designed to make you
familiar with the VTech VT1901. We
strongly recommend you read the
manual before using your phone.
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INTRODUCTION
To purchase replacement battery
packs, call VTECH Communications at
1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call
VTECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
Parts Check List
1. Base unit, Handset and AC adaptor
2. One-Line Telephone Cord
3. Battery Pack
4. Wall mount accessory
POWER
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
MEMORY DIALING
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FLASH
PAUSE
PHONE
HOLD
2 abc
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OFF
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
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0 oper
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FLASH
REDIAL
tone
MEM
CHARGING
SPARE BATT
PAGE
900MHz
DIGITAL
CORDLESS
PROG
QUI.MEM
VT 1901
HS IN-USE
WALL MOUNTING
BRACKET
MUTE
BASE UNIT
HANDSET
BATTERY PACK
AC POWER ADAPTOR
BELT-CLIP
TELEPHONE LINE CORD
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THE HANDSET LAYOUT
ANTENNA
VOLUME UP & DOWN
MUTE/
LO BATT
PHONE
FLASH
PHONE
PAUSE
HOLD
OFF
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2 abc
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
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0 oper
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MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
tone
LOW BATTERY/MUTE
INDICATOR
PHONE INDICATOR
HOLD KEY
OFF KEY
PHONE KEY
BATTERY COMPARTMENT
DIALING KEYS (0-9)
TONE (Temporary Tone)
REDIAL
FLASH
MEMORY
MUTE
QUICK MEMORY
PROGRAM
CHARGING CONTACTS
HANDSET FEATURES
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THE BASE UNIT LAYOUT
TEL LINE
PULSE
DC 9V
TEONE
TONE/PULSE
SELECTOR
AC POWER JACK
PHONE CORD JACK
ANTENNA
MEMORY DIALING
MEMORY DIALING
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POWER INDICATOR
VT 1901
POWER
IN USE INDICATOR
HANDSET CHARGE
INDICATOR
SPARE BATTERY INDICATOR
HS IN-USE
CHARGING
SPARE BATT
BATTERY COMPARTMENT
PAGE
PAGE KEY
900MHz
DIGITAL
CORDLESS
CHARGING CONTACTS
BASE UNIT FEATURES
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FCC and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15
and 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules for the United
States. It also complies with regulations
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.
FCC Part 15
Warning: Changes or modifications to
this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliances 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:
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
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511.
In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at
1-800-267-7377.
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For repair/warranty information. The
telephone company may ask you to
disconnect this equipment from the line
network until the problem has been
corrected.
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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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FCC and IC Regulations
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect
your cordless telephone to the
nationwide telephone network through
a modular telephone jack (USOC
RJ11C, RJ11W or RJ14).
This equipment may not be used on
coin service provided by the phone
company or Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the
number of devices you may connect
to your telephone line and still enable
the devices to ring when you receive
a call. The general rule is that the REN
value should not exceed 5.0A total;
however, contact your local telephone
company for the specific number in
your area.
Your telephone company may
discontinue your service if your
equipment causes harm to the
telephone network. They will notify you
in advance of disconnection, if possible.
During notification, you will be informed
of your right to file a complaint with the
FCC.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in
Canada.
Occasionally, your telephone company
may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operation, or procedures
that could affect the operation of your
equipment. If so, you will be given
advance notice of the change to give
you an opportunity to maintain
uninterrupted service.
Notice:The REN assigned to this
device denotes the number of
devices you may connect to
the telephone loop which is
used by the device to prevent
overloading The termination
on a loop may consist of any
combination of devices
subjected only to the
requirement that the sum of the
REN does not exceed five (5.0)
The base unit contains no user
serviceable parts. The handset
contains a user replaceable battery
pack.
If it is determined that your telephone
equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC
requires that it not be used and that
it be unplugged from the modular jack
until the problem has been corrected.
Repairs to this telephone equipment
can only be made by the manufacturer
or its authorized agents or by others
who may be authorized by the FCC.
For repair procedures, follow the
instructions outlined under the VTECH
Limited Warranty.
Notice:The Industry Canada label
identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that
the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network
protective, operational and
safety requirements. The
Department does not
guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user's
satisfaction.
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FCC and IC Regulations
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.
Your VTech VT1901 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.
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.
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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
When using your telephone
equipment, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock and
injury to persons, including the
following:
1.
Read and understand all
instructions.
2.
Follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the product.
3.
Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
4.
Do not use this product near water,
for example, near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub,
in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool.
5.
Do not place this product on
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
telephone may fall, causing serious
damage to the telephone.
6.
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. Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result
in the risk of fire or electric shock.
10.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.
11.To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not disassemble this product,
but take it to a qualified service
personnel when some service or
repair work is required. Opening or
removing covers may expose you
to dangerous voltages or other
risks. Incorrect reassembly can
cause electric shock when the
appliance is subsequently used.
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 or covered. The
openings should never 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
unless proper ventilation is
provided.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
12. Unplug this product from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under
the following condition:
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR INJURY TO PERSONS
BY BATTERY, READ AND FOLLOW
THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
A. When the power supply cord plug
is damaged or frayed.
1. Use only the appropriate type and
size battery pack specified in the
instruction manual provided for this
product.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the
product.
2. Do not dispose of the battery pack
in a fire. The cell may explode.
Check with State and local codes
for possible special disposal
instructions.
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
by a qualified technician to restore
the product to normal operation.
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery
pack. Released electrolyte is
corrosive and may cause damage
to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic
if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling battery 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.
E. If the product has been dropped
or the cabinet has been damaged.
F.
If the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
5. Charge the battery pack provided
with or identified for use with this
product only in accordance with
the instructions and limitations
specified in the instructions manual
provided for this product.
13. Do not use the telephone to report
a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
6. Observe proper polarity orientation
between the battery pack and
battery charger.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERY PACK
Charging the handset batteries
The handset of your VTech VT 1901
cordless telephone is powered by a
rechargeable battery pack. It charges
automatically whenever the handset
is in the base. You should charge
the battery pack for 16 hours when
you first receive your phone. You’ll
know the battery pack needs charging
when:
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The phone emits a warning tone
when you press the PHONE key.
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The MUTE/LO BATT LED is
slowly flashing
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The handset seems completely
dead; no lights are evident, and
pressing keys do not generate a
beep.
exchange the drained handset battery
pack with the fully charged replacement battery pack from the base
charger. Place the drained handset
battery pack into the base charger to
recharge.
The base spare battery charger does
NOT charge a battery pack as quickly
as the handset battery charger. A full
charge requires 24 hours, when using
the spare battery charger.
IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERCHARGE THE BATTERY PACK
The battery pack can be recharged
many times, but if you get a low-battery
signal even after 8 hours of maintenance
charging in the base cradle (or 24
hours in the base spare battery charger),
the battery pack(s) should be replaced.
To Charge The Battery Pack
To charge the battery pack, place the
handset in the base unit. The
CHARGE indicator will light to show
the handset is seated properly and
the battery pack is charging. It is
recommended that the battery pack
be charged for at least 16 hours
initially and 8 hours for maintenance
charging. You can use your telephone
before that with diminished capacity,
but it is best to charge the battery
pack fully. It will take several recharge
cycles to maximize the charge
capacity of your battery pack. The
maximum battery life between
charges is 7 hours of continuous talk
time or 7 days of stand by.
To purchase replacement battery
packs, call VTECH Communications at
1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call
VTECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
Alternatively, if you have purchased
a spare battery pack and it has been
charging in the base unit, simply
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REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERY PACK
5. If the new battery pack is not
already charged, place the handset
in the cradle of the base unit to
allow it to charge for 16 hours.
Follow the steps below:
1. Remove the battery case cover by
pressing on the ridged lines and
sliding downward.
CAUTION:
To Reduce the Risk of Fire or Injury
to Persons, Read and Follow the
Instructions
PRESS and SLIDE
DOWNWARD
1. Use only VTECH rechargeable
battery pack.
2. Do not dispose of the battery in a
fire. The cell may explode.
2. Discard the old battery pack. Don’t
put the old battery pack in a trash
compactor or a fire - it could burst.
IMPORTANT:
Do not dispose of this battery into
household garbage. For information on recycling or proper disposal,
consult your local solid waste collection or disposal organization.
3. Place the new battery pack in the
battery compartment with the metal
contacts facing down.
3. 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.
PLACE THE NEW
BATTERY PACK
INTO THE
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
PLEASE NOTE THE
CORRECT POSITION
OF THE BATTERY
PACK WHEN
CHANGING BATTERY
4. 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. Replace the battery case cover by
sliding the cover upwards.
To purchase replacement battery
packs, call VTECH Communications at
1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call
VTECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
SLIDE IN THE
BATTERY
COVER
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REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERY PACK
A WORD ABOUT RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES
Your Nicad battery pack recharges
whenever the Handset is retumed
to the Base Unit cradle. You may
retum the Handset to its cradle
whenever you're not using the
phone.
VT 1901
POWER
HS IN-USE
CHARGING
SPARE BATT
PAGE
However, to maximize the life of
your battery pack, do not retum
your VT 1901 Handset to the Base
Unit cradle for recharging until the
MUTE/LO BATT begins to flash.
900MHz
DIGITAL
CORDLESS
Place a battery pack in the Spare
Battery charger. Make sure the metal
charging contacts on the underside of
the battery pack are aligned with the
charging contact in the Spare Battery
charger.
SPARE BATTERY CHARGER
The VT 1901 has a built-in Spare
Battery Charger, which is located in the
cradle of the Base Unit.
NOTE: In order to benefit from this
feature, you must obtain an optional
Spare Battery pack from an anthorized
VTech dealer, or by contacting VTech
Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511
Installation
Remove the Spare Battery charger
cover by pressing the release tab and
lifting up.
POWER
VT 1901
HS IN-USE
CHARGING
SPARE BATT
PAGE
DIGITAL
CORDLESS
900MHz
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REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERY PACK
Power Backup
When a Spare Battery pack is installed
in the Base Unit, the VTech VT 1901
uses this battery to provide operational
backup in case of a power failure. if
you have a fully charged battery pack
in the Spare Battery charger and there
is a power outage, you will still be able
to place and receive calls for up to five
hours.
Replacing a Drained Handset battery The spare battery pack can also
be used to replace a drained Handset
battery pack to ensure uninterrupted
use. Be sure to put the drained battery
in the Spare Battery charger for
recharging.
Please note that the Spare battery
pack recharges at a slower rate than
a battery pack charging in he Handset.
It takes 24 hours to fully charge a
battery pack in the Spare Battery
charger.
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GETTING STARTED
SETTING UP YOUR VTECH VT 1901
Choose an area near an electrical
outlet and a telephone wall jack.
TONE
PULSE
AC POWER ADAPTOR
Plug the AC power adaptor into an
electrical outlet and the DC connector
to the back of the base unit.
TONE PULSE
SELECTION
TELEPHONE
WALL JACK
CHARGE THE HANDSET BATTERY
PACK BEFORE USE
The battery pack recharges
automatically whenever the handset is
in the base unit. The battery pack must
be charged for 16 hours before using
your phone for the first time.
AC
OUTLET
DC 9V
TEL LINE
POWER
IN-USE
CHARGING
HANDSET RINGER
The handset ringer is programmed ON
as the factory default setting. Refer to
PROGRAMMING THE RINGER on
page # for more information.
SPARE BATT
CHARGE THE
HANDSET
BATTERY PACK
FOR 16 HOURS
BEFORE USING
SETTING THE TONE/PULSE SWITCH
The TONE/PULSE switch is located on
the bottom of the base unit and is
factory set to TONE. If you have touch
tone service, do not change the switch
setting. If you have rotary (Pulse)
service, set the switch to PULSE.
DIGIT
CORDLE
CONNECT TELEPHONE LINE CORD
Plug one end of the telephone cord into
a wall jack, and the other end into the
back of the Base Unit.
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GETTING STARTED
CHECK FOR A DIAL TONE.
After charging the battery pack, rotate
the Base Unit antenna to an upright
position. Pick up the Handset, making
sure the Handset antenna is fully
extended. Now press PHONE , you
should hear dial tone. If not, see ‘IN
CASE OF DIFFICULTY’ on page #?
Fill in the telephone number card on
the base unit.
FILL IN THE
TELEPHONE
NUMBER
CARD
MEMORY
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5
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9
10
CAUTION:
1. Never install telephone wiring
during a lightning storm.
2. Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is
specifically designed for wet
locations.
3. Never touch uninsulated telephone
wires or terminals unless the
telephone line has been
disconnected at the network
interface.
4. Use caution when installing or
modifying telephone lines.
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WALL MOUNTING
TONE
PULSE
U S I N G T H E WA L L M O U N T
ADAPTOR
1. Choose a spot near an electrical
outlet and a telephone jack.
You phone requires a modular
telephone jack and a standard
electrical outlet (120v AC). The
power cord is six feet long; make
sure there is an electrical outlet
within reach of the Base Unit. The
outlet should not be controlled by
a wall switch. If the switch is ever
turned off, the phone will not
operate.
Figure 1
2. Position the wall mount bracket
on the base.
Line up the tabs on the wall mount
adaptor with the holes on the
bottom of the base (Figure 1).
Snap the wall mount bracket firmly
in place.
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CHARGING
SPARE BATT
PAGE
900MHz
DIGITAL
CORDLESS
3. Mount the base on the wall.
Position the base so the mounting
studs will fit into the holes on the
bottom of the base. Position the
power cord to extend down the wall
the phone is to be mounted on.
Slide the base down on the
mounting studs until it locks into
place.
Figure 2
4. Connect the telephone line cord.
The telephone line cord has a
snap-in plug at each end. Insert
one of the plugs into the jack on the
bottom of the base. Insert the other
end of the plug into the wall jack.
5. Plug the AC adaptor into an
electrical outlet and the DC
connedor on the back of the
Base Unit.
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
SET-UP
• Plug AC adaptor into a standard
electrical outlet and connect to
Base Unit.
HANGING UP
Press OFF , or place the handset in
the base cradle to hang up a call.
•
Set Dial Mode switch to PULSE or
TONE . The unit is factory set
to TONE .
TO PLACE A CALL ON HOLD
• Press HOLD to place an active call
on hold.
•
Let handset battery pack charge
for 16 hours before first use.
•
The PHONE LED will flash to
indicate call is on hold.
• Connect telephone line cord to Base
Unit and telephone jack.
•
Press HOLD again to return to the
call.
MAKING CALLS
• Press the PHONE key. When you
hear a dial tone, dial the number.
TO MUTE A CALL
• Press MUTE to disable the handset
microphone.
• The MUTE/LO BATT LED will stay
on continuously.
• Press MUTE again to return to two
way conversation
ANSWERING CALLS
• To answer a call press any key
other than OFF , MUTE , or the
Volume Keys. The handset will
auto-answer when lifted off the
base cradle.
TO PAGE THE HANDSET
• To page from the Base Unit, press
PAGE .
• To cancel the page, either press
PAGE again on the Base Unit or
press OFF on the handset.
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
STORING MEMORY DIAL NUMBERS
• The phone should be OFF .
• Press PROG .
• Enter the two digit memory location
(00 .. 20).
• Enter the number you wish to
store, up to a maximum of 20
digits.
• Press MEM to store number and
exit program mode.
QUICK MEMORY DIALING
• Press the PHONE key.
• Press QUI. MEM .
• The phone number stored in
memory location 00 will be
automatically dialed after a 2
second delay.
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
MEMORY STORING
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
1
2 abc
3 def
THE PHONE SHOULD BE
OFF
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
PRESS
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
HOLD
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
QUICK MEM
PRESS
PHONE
PRESS
QUI.MEM
PROG
ENTER PHONE NUMBER
MEM
NOTE:
You can press PHONE before
QUI.MEM, but it is not required.
MEMORY DIALING
• Press the PHONE key.
• Press MEM .
• Enter the memory location of the
number you wish to dial (00..20).
• The number stored in memory will
be automatically dialed.
USING REDIAL
• Press the PHONE key, then
REDIAL to automatically redial
the last number you dialed.
MUTE/
LO BATT
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
MEMORY DIALING
1
2 abc
3 def
PRESS
PHONE
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
PRESS
MEM
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
tone
2 abc
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
PRESS
PHONE
1
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
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BASIC OPERATION
FLASH
You can use your VTech VT1901
cordless phone with services such as
Call Waiting. Simply press the FLASH
key.
ANSWERING CALLS
When the Handset is in the Base Unit
cradle, simply pick up the Handset to
answer an incoming call.
When the Handset is away from the
Base Unit press any key other than
OFF , MUTE or the Volume keys to
answer an incoming call.
REDIAL
To REDIAL the last number you
dialed, press the PHONE key, then
press REDIAL . The phone will
automatically dial the number.
MAKING CALLS
1. Press the PHONE key and wait
for a dial tone.
HOLD
Press HOLD to place an active call
on hold.
The PHONE LED will flash to indicate
call is on hold.
Press HOLD again to return to
the call.
2. Then dial the number you want.
If you make a mistake when dialing,
press OFF to hang up, then press the
PHONE key to get the dial tone again.
DISCONNECTING
To end a call, either place the handset
back in the Base Unit, or press OFF
.
MUTE
Press MUTE to disable the handset
microphone.
The MUTE/LO BATT LED will stay on
continuously.
Press MUTE again to return to two
way conversation.
EXTENSION IN USE INDICATOR
When another phone is in use on the
same line, and the VTech VT1901 is
in standby mode, the PHONE LED will
flash slowly.
RINGER MUTE
Press MUTE during incoming ringing
to disable the ringer for the duration of
the call.
Extension In Use indication will not
function when the Handset is out of
range.
PAGE
To page from the base, press
PAGE .
To cancel the page, either press
PAGE again on the base or press
OFF on the handset.
VOLUME CONTROLS
The volume controls for the handset
are located on the side of the unit.
Press the
or
keys to increase
or decrease the volume. Holding either
key down will continuously change the
volume setting. The earpiece volume
level will change accordingly. There
are four volume levels.
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
TEMPORARY TONE
If you have rotary (dial-pulse) telephone
service (TONE/PULSE switch is set to
PULSE), this feature allows you to
temporarily switch to TONE dialing for
such purposes as remote access to
answering machines, bank-by-phone
services, use of calling cards and other
special services.
PROGRAMMING THE RINGER
The handset ringer is capable of four
different types of ringer tones. The
following section details how to select
different ringer types and how to turn
off the handset ringer.
First, dial the call normally. Then
activate the Temporary Tone feature
by pressing
(TONE key). You
can then press the numbers or symbols
you need, and your phone will send the
proper tones.
To select a different ringer type do the
following:
• Press PROG
• Press the # key.
• Press:
1 for ringer type 1
2 for ringer type 2
3 for ringer type 3
4 for ringer type 4
CHANGING RINGER TYPES
To program, the handset must be OFF.
*
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.
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
•
Press PROG or OFF to exit
program mode.
TEMPORARY TONE
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
1
2 abc
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
tone
0 oper
DIAL CALL
NORMALLY
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
3 def
PRESS
*
FLASH
PAUSE
tone
HOLD
PRESS THE NUMBERS
OR SYMBOLS
1
#
PRESS
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
OFF
CHANGING RINGER
TYPES
OFF
PHONE
TO END CALL
2 abc
3 def
PRESS
PROG
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
PRESS #
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
PRESS 1
*
0 oper
#
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
PRESS
PROG
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OFF
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
TURNING OFF THE RINGER
To turn off the ringer do the following:
• Press PROG
• Press the # key.
• Press 0
• Press PROG or OFF to exit
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
FLASH
PAUSE
TURNING OFF THE
RINGER
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
1
2 abc
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
PRESS
PROG
PRESS #
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
PRESS 0oper
PRESS
OR
PROG
OFF
CHECKING THE RINGER TYPE
To hear the present ringer type, do the
following:
• Press PROG
• Press the # key
• Press # to test the ringer
• Press PROG or OFF to exit
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
CHECKING THE RINGER
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
1
2 abc
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
PRESS
PRESS
PROG
#
PRESS
#
PRESS
PROG
OR
OFF
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MEMORY (SPEED) DIALING
STORING SPEED DIAL NUMBERS
To program a speed dial location, do
the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
QUICK MEMORY DIALING
The QUI. MEM key gives you one
button access to the MEMORY DIAL
number stored in memory location 00.
This may be a frequently dialed friend,
business, or emergency number, such
as 911.
The phone should be OFF .
Press PROG . The PHONE LED
will flash quickly to indicate that the
unit is in program mode.
Enter the memory location (00..20)
you wish to store the number in.
Enter the phone number to be
stored, up to a maximum of 20
digits.
Press MEM to store the number
and exit program mode. The unit
will emit a happy tone (a short
series of beeps) to confirm
successful programming and exit
program mode.
If programming is unsuccessful,
the unit will generate an error tone.
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
There are two ways to dial using
the QUI.MEM KEY
• Press PHONE .
• Press QUI. MEM .
• The phone number stored in
memory location 00 will be
automatically dialed.
OR
•
•
STORING MEMORY DIAL
NUMBERS
With the Handset OFF , press
QUI. MEM .
The phone number stored in
memory location 00 will be
automatically dialed after a 2
second delay.
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
1
2 abc
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
tone
0 oper
#
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
THE PHONE SHOULD BE
OFF
PRESS
PROG
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
ENTER PHONE NUMBER
PRESS
MEM
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MEMORY (SPEED) DIALING
STORING NUMBERS USING REDIAL
To store the last number dialed into a
permanent memory location, do the
following:
•
•
•
•
•
The phone should be OFF.
Press PROG . The PHONE LED
will flash quickly to indicate the unit
is in program mode.
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
•
STORING NUMBERS
USING REDIAL
DIALING FROM MEMORY
• Press PHONE to get dial tone.
• Press MEM .
• Enter a 2 digit location number
(00..20)
• The number stored in that location
will be automatically dialed.
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
1
2 abc
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
THE PHONE SHOULD BE
OFF
PRESS PROG
THE PHONE LED WILL FLASH
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00..20)
PRESS
REDIAL
PRESS
MEM
Enter the memory location (00..20)
you wish to store the number in.
Press REDIAL .
Press MEM to store the number
and exit program mode. The unit
will emit a happy tone (a series of
short beeps) to confirm successful
programming.
If programming is unsuccessful the
unit will generate an error tone.
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
DIALING FROM MEMORY
1
2 abc
3 def
PRESS
PHONE
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
PRESS
MEM
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
tone
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00..20)
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MEMORY (SPEED) DIALING
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-5551234 in memory location 08, do the
following:
• Press PROG
• Press 08 (memory location)
• Press 9
• Press HOLD (pause)
• Dial 5551234
• Press MEM
CHANGING STORED NUMBERS
To change or replace a stored number,
simply store a new number in the
desired memory location following the
instructions listed in STORING
MEMORY DIAL NUMBERS. See page
21.
DELETING STORED NUMBERS
To delete a stored number from
memory do the following:
• Press PROG to enter program
mode.
• Enter the memory location (00..20).
• Press MEM to exit program mode.
PHONE
MUTE/
LO BATT
FLASH
PAUSE
OFF
PHONE
HOLD
1
2 abc
3 def
4 ghi
5 jkl
6 mno
7pqrs
8 tuv
9 wxyz
*
0 oper
#
tone
DELETING STORED
NUMBERS
PRESS
PRESS
MEM
FLASH
REDIAL
PROG
QUI.MEM
MUTE
PHONE
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
MEM
NOTE:
Stored numbers are retained in memory
even if the base loses its power or the
handset battery is removed.
STORING SPECIAL CODES
To insert a pause in a phone number,
press HOLD at the appropriate point
when entering the number. This inserts
a 2 second pause. For longer pauses,
press HOLD two or more times. Each
press makes the pause 2 seconds
longer, and is treated as a stored digit.
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MAINTENANCE
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.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR
TELEPHONE.
Your VTech VT1901 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.
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.
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.
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ADDITIONAL OPERATING TIPS
NOISE OR INTERFERENCE
Your VTech VT1901 cordless telephone
has auto-channel scan circuitry which
will detect excess noise and change
the channel of the phone to reduce it.
This is done automatically.
If the handset is moved to a point where
the base and handset can no longer
communicate, the handset will make a
quick series of beeps to signal Out of
Range.
OUT OF RANGE WHEN PHONE IS
ON
If you are presently engaged in a phone
conversation move closer to the base.
If the base unit does not communicate
with the handset within 25 seconds of
losing contact, it will automatically
hang up.
Since the VTech VT1901 is a fully
digital phone, it does not suffer from
noise associated with regular cordless
phones. At times you may experience
occasional “drop outs”, especially at
the extreme edges of the phone’s
range. Simply move closer to the base
unit and this will disappear.
OUT OF RANGE WHEN PHONE IS
OFF
If the phone is OFF, the handset and
base still monitor each other to make
sure that they can communicate. If the
handset is moved out of range, the
handset will make a series of beeps,
and then the PHONE and MUTE/
LO.BATT LEDS will flash continually.
The handset will re-link with the base
automatically once it is brought back
within range. The unit will then be able
to receive and place calls.
AUTOMATIC SECURITY CODING
Your VTech VT1901 phone is
programmed with a digital security
code, which is factory set from 16.8
million possible codes. This unique
security code allows your handset and
base to recognize each other, and
minimizes the possibility of another
cordless phone using your telephone
line.
When the base unit is unplugged from
the power supply, the handset will give
the Out of Range warning beep. Plug
the base in again and this will stop.
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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
Electronics at 604-273-5131.
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.
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 MUTE/LO BATT
LED is flashing, the battery pack
needs charging.
YOU GET NOISE, STATIC, OR A
WEAK SIGNAL WHEN YOU’RE
AWAY FROM THE BASE UNIT.
• You may be out of range. Either
move close to the base, or relocate
the base unit.
• The layout of your home may be
limiting the range. Try moving the
base unit to another position.
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 on
page 19.
• 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.
NO DIAL TONE.
First check all the suggestions above.
If you still don’t hear a dial tone,
disconnect the base unit from the
telephone jack and connect a different
phone. If there is no dial tone on that
phone either, the problem is in your
wiring or local service. Call your local
telephone company.
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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY
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
Electronics, like people, can sometimes
get confused. If the unit does not seem
to be responding normally, then try
putting the handset in the cradle. If it
does not seem to respond after trying
this a few times, 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. Connect the handset battery.
6. Put the handset in the base.
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Warranty
WARRANTY STATEMENT
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY COVER?
• Any defect in material or workmanship.
FOR HOW LONG AFTER THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE?
• To the original purchaser only - ONE YEAR.
WHAT WILL VTECH DO?
• At our option, repair or replace your unit.
HOW DO I SEND MY UNIT, IN OR OUT OF WARRANTY?
• Call VTECH Communications customer service for Return Authorization at:
1-800-595-9511 in Canada 1-800-267-7377
• Properly pack your unit. lnclude any cables & accessories which were originally
provided with the product. We recommend using the original carton and
packing materials.
• Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other evidence of date
of original purchase (if the unit was purchased within the lase twelve months).
• Print your name and address, along with a description of the defect, and
include this in the package.
• Includ payment for any service or repair not covered by warranty, as determined
by VTECH Communications.
• Ship the unit via UPS Insured, or equivalent to:
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS
8770 SW NIMBUS AVENUE BEAVERTON, OREGON 97008
IN CANADA VTECH ELECTRONICS
200-7671 Alderbridge Way Richmond,B.C. V6X 1Z9
VTECH Communications assumes no responsibility for units sent without prior Return Authorizatlon.
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY NOT COVER?
•
Batteries
• Damage from misuse, neglect, or acts of nature (lightning, floods, power surges,
etc.)
• Products which may have been modified or incorporated into other products
• Products purchased and/or operated outside the USA, its territories, or Canada.
• Products serviced by the owner or a service facility not expressly authorized
by VTECH Communications
• Products purchased more than 12 months form current date
• Units purchased in "AS IS" condition, or units purchased as "Distressed
Merchandise".
HOW DOES STATE LAW OR PROVINCIAL LAW RELATE TO THIS
WARRANTY?
• This warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state or province to province.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY CONTROL
Crystal Controlled Dual PLL
Synthesizer
SIZE
Handset : 188 x 62 x 35mm
Base
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
Handset:
925.05 MHz to 927.75
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
WEIGHT
Handset : 282g
Base
Base:
902.3 MHz to 905.0
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
: 428g
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Handset : Self-contained nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery
supply, 3.6V nominal,
600mAh capacity.
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
Handset:
902.3 MHz to 905.0
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
Base:
: 210 x 145 x 148
Base
925.05 MHz to 927.75
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
: 9VDC @ 300mA
MEMORY
Memory Dial: 20 Memory locations,
20 digits per location.
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions
at the time of use.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE TYPICAL AND
MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 1
SPECIAL FEATURES ...................................................................................................... 2
PARTS CHECK LIST ....................................................................................................... 3
THE HANDSET LAYOUT .................................................................................................
THE BASE UNIT LAYOUT .............................................................................................
4
5
FCC AND IC REGULATIONS ......................................................................................... 6
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................ 9
REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERY PACK................................................................. 10
GETTING STARTED ........................................................................................................ 14
WALL MOUNTING ........................................................................................................ 16
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE .......................................................................................... 18
BASIC OPERATION .........................................................................................................
Answering Calls..................................................................................................................
Making Calls ......................................................................................................................
Disconnecting ....................................................................................................................
Extension In Use Indicator ................................................................................................
Volume Controls ................................................................................................................
Flash ..................................................................................................................................
Redial .................................................................................................................................
Hold .....................................................................................................................................
Mute ...................................................................................................................................
Ringer Mute .......................................................................................................................
Page ...................................................................................................................................
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS ............................................................................................... 21
Temporary Tone ................................................................................................................. 21
Programming The Ringer ................................................................................................... 21
Changing Ringer Types ..................................................................................................... 21
Turning Off The Ringer ...................................................................................................... 22
Checking The Ringer Type .................................................................................................. 22
MEMORY (SPEED) DIALING ........................................................................................... 23
Storing Speed Dial Numbers ............................................................................................ 23
Memory Dialing .................................................................................................................. 23
Quick Memory Dialing ...................................................................................................... 23
Storing Numbers Using Redial ......................................................................................... 24
Dialing From Memory ........................................................................................................ 24
Changing Stored Numbers ............................................................................................... 25
Deleting Stored Numbers ................................................................................................. 25
Storing Special Codes ...................................................................................................... 25
MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................ 26
ADDITIONAL OPERATING TIPS .................................................................................... 27
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY ................................................................................................. 28
WARRANTY ...................................................................................................................... 30
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................ 31
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VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Is a trademark of VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.., a member
of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTECH Communications, 8770 SW Nimbus Avenue /
Beaverton, Oregon, 97008.
Distributed in Canada by VTECH Electronics Canada Ltd., Suite 200 - 7671 Alderbridge
Way Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 1997 for VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD..
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