VTech gz2437 Operating instructions

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, but take it to a
VTech authorized service facility. 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 and refer servicing to a VTech authorized
service facility under the following conditions:
A.When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B.If liquid has been spilled 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 by a VTech authorized technician 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 lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
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Important Safety Instructions
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
STOP
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 CUSTOMER SERVICE at:
1-800-595-9511
In Canada, call
1-800-267-7377
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Before You Begin
Enhanced 2.4GHz Technology - Dual Band transmission combines the best of
2.4GHz and 900MHz technologies, providing enhanced performance over standard
cordless telephones.
About Caller Identification (Caller ID)
This product has a Caller ID with Call Waiting feature that works with service from your
local phone service provider.
Caller ID with Call Waiting lets you see who’s calling before you answer the phone, even
when you’re on another call.
You may need to change your phone service to use this feature. Contact your phone
service provider if:
• You have both Caller ID and Call Waiting, but as separate services (you may need
combined service)
• You have only Caller ID service, or only Call Waiting service
• You don’t subscribe to any Caller ID or Call Waiting services.
You can use this product with regular Caller ID service, and you can use this product’s
other features without subscribing to either Caller ID or combined Caller ID with Call Waiting
service.
There are fees for Caller ID services, and they may not be available in all areas.
This product can provide information only if both you and the caller are in areas offering
Caller ID service, and if both telephone companies use compatible equipment.
Parts Check List:
1. Base Unit
2. Handset
3. AC Power Adapter
4. Telephone Line Cord
5. Battery Pack
6. Belt Clip
7. User’s Manual
8. Color Face and Base Plates
To purchase replacement battery packs, call VTech Communications, Inc at 1-800-5959511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunications Ltd at 1-800-267-7377.
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Setup
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
Follow the steps below:
1. Remove battery compartment
cover by pressing on the
indentation and sliding
downward.
2. Align the two holes in the plug
with the socket pins, then
snap the plug into place.
3. Place the battery pack in the
compartment, with the wires
in the lower left corner, along
the bottom of the pack. Angle
the top half of the pack in first,
under the 2 claws. Then snap
the lower portion of the pack
into place. Place the wires
uder the guide, located below
the battery pack.
4. Replace cover by sliding it up
into place.
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Connecting Power to Base Unit
Choose a location for the Base
near an electrical outlet and a
telephone jack.
This phone requires a modular
telephone jack and a standard
electrical outlet (110v AC) not
controlled by a wall switch. Plug
the AC power adaptor into the
electrical outlet and the DC
connector to the jack on the
bottom of the Base Unit.
Charge the Battery Pack
The Handset should be charged initially for 12 hours. Afterwards, a maintenance charge
of at least 10 hours is sufficient. Maximum talk time on a full charge is approximately 5
hours. Maximum standby time is 5 days. Look for the charging bull animation on the
Handset as it charges.
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Setup
Check for Dial Tone
After the batteries are charged, connect the modular telephone cord between a live
phone jack and the jack located on the bottom of the Base Unit. Pick up the Handset and
press PHONE. You should hear a dial tone.
Tone/Pulse Selection
Your gz 2434 is preset for tone dialing. See “Telephone Operation” for details.
CAUTION: Use only the VTech power supply provided with your telephone.
IMPORTANT:
FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE OF YOUR
CORDLESS TELEPHONE SYSTEM:
1. Choose a central location for your Base Unit.
2. Install your Base Unit and Extension Handsets away
from electronic equipment, such as personal
computers, television sets and microwave ovens.
3. In locations where there are multiple cordless
telephones, separate base units as much as possible.
4. Install your telephone equipment away from heat
sources and sunlight.
5. Avoid excessive moisture, dust or extreme cold.
Removable Face Plate and Base Plate
Your gz 2434 comes with additional Handset and Base Plates of various colors. You can
interchange these plates to suit your personal tastes and room decor.
Handset Face Plate
Carefully remove the Handset face plate by prying up from the notch at the bottom of the
plate. Re-attach by snapping the upper portion of the plate into position first, then snapping
the lower portion into position.
Remove
Re-attach
Base Plate
Carefully remove the Base plate by prying up from the notches located at the bottom
front and back edge of the plate. Align the new Base plate, making sure the antenna
passes through the appropriate slot. Secure the plate by snapping it into position.
Re-attach
Remove
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Handset Features
Volume Keys
· While on a call, press
to raise or
to lower
the volume. A double
beep will sound then you
reach maximum or
minimum level.
SELECT
· Press to select a displayed
function; press to confirm
a programming operation.
PHONE/FLASH
· Press PHONE/FLASH
then dial the number to
make a call.
· Dial the number (use
to backspace and correct
digits), then press
PHONE/FLASH to make
a call.
· While on a call, when
you receive a Call Waiting
alert, press PHONE/FLASH
to switch between calls.
· Press PHONE/FLASH
or any key except OFF
to answer a call.
OFF
· Press this key to end a
call. The OFF key is also
used to exit all modes
of operation.
PROGRAM
· This key is used to enter
Programming mode.
HOLD
· Press this key to put a
call on hold, press again
to release hold.
REDIAL/PAUSE
· Press PHONE, then
press REDIAL/PAUSE
to call last number
dialed (up 32 digits)
-ORPress REDIAL/PAUSE,
then press PHONE to
call last number dialed.
In the idle mode, press
REDIAL/PAUSE twice
to delete the last number
dialed.
CHANNEL
· If you experience noise
or interference while on
a call, press CHAN to
switch to clear channel.
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Base Features
MESSAGE LED
· Illuminates when a caller
leaves a message in
your voice mailbox, see
Message Waiting on page 8
for details.
IN U S E / C H A R G I N G
Indicator
· Flashes when the
Handset is in use.
Flashes in cadence with
the inbound ringing.
Flashes rapidly when a
call is on hold.
On steady when the
Handset is charging in
the Base.
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PAGE
· Press to page the
Handset for up to 60
seconds. Press again
to cancel, or press OFF
on the Handset.
Telephone Operation
Handset Ringer Style/Battery Save
You can select from four traditional Handset ringer styles, six popular pre-programmed
melodies, seven user programmable melodies, or turn the ringer off and extend the battery life.
1 Make sure the Handset is off.
2 Press PROG to enter programming mode.
3 Press
until the screen displays RINGER: and the current setting.
4 Press SELECT. The current setting blinks, and you will hear a sample of the ring.
5 Press or to select the desired option . You will hear a sample of each ring.
6 Press SELECT to choose the displayed ringer setting. Then the Handset will
display, for example:
7. Press or to adjust the volume level.
8. Press SELECT to confirm the volume setting. You’ll hear a long confirmation beep.
See RINGER OPTIONS, on page 15, to learn about all of the exciting custom rings you
can program on your gz 2434.
Set Date and Time
You can edit the date and the time by choosing the “DATE/TIME” mode.
1. Make sure the Handset is off.
2. Press PROG to enter programming mode.
until the screen displays DATE/TIME .
3. Press
4. Press SELECT. The current month blinks.
5. Use
or
to adjust the month, then press SELECT.
6. Repeat step 5 to adjust the day, hour, minute and AM or PM.
7. You’ll hear a long beep to confirm your settings.
NOTE: You can choose to set the time manually, or you can allow it to be set automatically
with incoming Caller ID information.
Set the Dial Mode (Preset to TONE)
If you have touch tone service, the phone is ready to use as soon as the battery is charged.
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service, you’ll need to change the dial mode.
1. Make sure the Handset is off.
2. Press PROG to enter programming mode.
3. Press
until the screen displays DIAL MODE : , and the currently selected
mode.
4. Press SELECT. The current setting blinks.
5. Press
or
. The screen displays TONE or PULSE.
6. Press SELECT to save the displayed mode.
Message Waiting
Your gz 2434 is designed to work with most local and regional telephone service provider
is Voice Messaging systems, providing alerts on both the Handset and Base Unit when
new messages come in.
Voice Messaging is subscription service, available through most local and regional service
providers, for a monthly fee. Contact your local telephone company for more information.
When a caller leaves a message in your voice mailbox, the MESSAGE light on the Base
Unit will illuminate. In addition, the Handset will display:
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NEW 01 OLD 01
alternately
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AM
Telephone Operation
After calling your voicemail service and listening to all new messages, the indicators will be
turned off within a few seconds after you complete your call.
You can retrieve your voicemail messages from any telephone. If the indicators remain on
after all new messages have been reviewed, you can turn them off manually:
1. Make sure the Handset is off.
2. Press PROG to enter programming mode.
or
until the screen displays MESSAGES WAITING.
3. Press
4. Press SELECT. The screen displays:
LIGHT OFF?
5.
YES
Use or to choose YES or NO. Press SELECT or PROG to confirm. If you
choose YES, the MESSAGES WAITING animation on the Handset and the
MESSAGE LED on the Base will turn off.
Temporary Tone Dialing
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service, you can change from dial pulse to touch tone
dialing during a call by pressing */Tone . This is useful if you need to send touch tone
signals for access to telephone banking or long-distance services.
1 Dial the number.
2 Press */Tone. Buttons pressed after this send touch tone signals.
3 After you hang up, the phone automatically returns to dial pulse (rotary) service.
Operating Range
This cordless telephone operates within the maximum power allowed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Even so, this Handset and Base can communicate
over only a certain distance — which can vary with the locations of the Base and Handset,
the weather, and the construction of your home or office. For best performance, keep the
Base antenna fully upright.
If you receive a call while you are out of range, the Handset might not ring — or if it
does ring, the call might not connect when you press PHONE . Move closer to the Base,
then press PHONE to answer the call.
If you move out of range during a phone conversation, you might hear noise or
interference. To improve reception, move closer to the Base.
If you move out of range without pressing OFF, your phone will be left “off the hook.”
To hang up properly, walk back into range, periodically pressing OFF .
Display Screen Messages
Screen Displays:
When
** RINGING **
There is a call coming in.
CONNECTING...
The Handset is waiting for dial tone.
PHONE ON
The Handset is in use.
MESSAGES WAITING
You have recieved telephone company voice mail.
** PAGING **
The Base is paging the Handset.
HOLD
There is a call on hold.
BATTERY LOW
The battery needs to be recharged.
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Telephone Directory
This cordless phone can store 50 telephone numbers with names, each up to 24 digits
long. Entries are stored alphabetically. For consistency with Caller ID entries, you may
wish to enter last names first.
Note: Press OFF at any time to exit directory.
Store a Number/Name in the Directory
1 Press PROG. The screen displays DIRECTORY .
2 Press SELECT . The screen displays ENTER NAME .
3 Using the chart below, enter up to 15 characters for the
name you’re storing with the number. Use
to backspace
to advance and add a space.
and make corrections; use
4 When you finish entering the name, press SELECT or PROG. The screen displays
ENTER NUMBER .
5 Enter the telephone number. Use
to backspace and make a correction. Press
REDIAL/PAUSE to store a pause in the dialing sequence.
-ORPress REDIAL/PAUSE to display the last number (up to 24 digits) dialed from this phone.
6 Press SELECT or PROG. The screen displays DISTINCT RING? and the current
setting.
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Telephone Directory
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8
Press or
to change the setting. Choose Y (for Yes) if you wish the phone
to alert you to calls from this number by changing to a distinctive ringing pattern
after the first ring. Choose N (for NO) for a normal ringing pattern.
Press SELECT or PROG to confirm your selection. If you chose Y, the screen
displays:
MELODY:
Blink182
9735550123
Note: If chose N, you can skip to Step 10.
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The Melody name will blink. Press or to choose the desired Melody. Then
press SELECT or PROG to confirm your selection. The screen displays:
ANIMATION?
9735550123
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N
Press or to change the setting. Choose Y (for Yes) if you wish the phone
to show an animation when the incoming call matches this number. Choose N
(for NO) for no animation. Your choices of animations are:
9735550123
alternately
9735550123
alternately
9735550123
or
9735550123
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Press SELECT or PROG to confirm your selection. If you chose Y, the screen
will display one of the 2 animations. Press or to change the setting, then
press SELECT or PROG to confirm your desired option. You’ll hear a long beep
confirming your entry. When you select Y in step 7 , a will be displayed with the
directory entry.
Note: When memory is full the screen displays MEMORY FULL , an error tone sounds,
and you will not be able to store a new number until you delete a stored number.
Edit a Number/Name Stored in the Directory
1 Press
(
). The screen displays DIRECTORY .
2 Press or to scroll alphabetically through entries stored in memory
-ORPress the dial pad key for the first letter of the entry you want to edit.
3 When the screen displays the number you want to edit, press SELECT . Then press
or
until EDIT flashes.
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Telephone Directory
4 Press SELECT. The screen displays the name and number. The flashing cursor
appears at the end of the name. Use , and the dial pad keys to edit the name.
Press SELECT to move on to edit the number. Press SELECT to move to edit the
Distinctive Ring setting and Animation setting. Follow steps 7-11 in “Store a Number/
Name in the Directory”.
Delete a Number/Name Stored in the Directory
1 Press
(
). The screen displays DIRECTORY.
2 Press or to scroll alphabetically through entries stored in memory.
-ORPress the dial pad key for the first letter of the entry you want to delete.
3 When the screen displays the number you want to delete, press SELECT. Press
or
until ERASE is flashing.
4 Press SELECT. The screen displays ERASE NO YES and the number.
5 Press
until YES flashes.
6 Press SELECT. You’ll hear a long beep confirming the deletion.
Dial a Number from the Directory
(
). The screen displays DIRECTORY.
1 Press
2 Press or to scroll alphabetically through entries stored in memory.
-ORPress the dial pad key for the first letter of the entry you want to dial.
3 When the screen displays the number you want to dial, press SELECT. DIAL is
flashing.
4 Press SELECT. The phone automatically dials the number.
-ORWhen the screen diplays the number you want to dial, press PHONE.
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Caller ID Operation
Party has called
more than once.
About Call History
This phone assigns each incoming call a number from 1 to 90. The most recent call will
have the highest number. When the memory is full, the oldest call information is deleted to
make room for new incoming call information.
For each call that comes in, the screen displays the following information between the first
and second rings:
• Your caller’s name (15 letters are sent by your telephone company).
• The caller’s area code and telephone number.
• The time and date of the call.
• The repeat Tag ( * ) in the upper right corner, indicating the party has called more
than once.
Note: When repeat Caller ID (CID) data arrives, the time and date information will
overwrite the old information, and is displayed during CID review.
Note: Press OFF at any time to exit call history.
Review Call History
The screen displays call information for about 15 seconds after it has been received.
1 Press
(CID) to view call history.
2 Use
or
to scroll through records in call history.
Delete Records from Call History
Delete a Specific Call
1 Locate the record you want to delete from call history.
2 Press SELECT. ERASE is flashing.
3 Press SELECT. The screen displays ERASE NO YES ALL and the phone
number. YES is flashing.
4 Press SELECT . You’ll hear a long beep confirming the deletion.
Delete All Calls
1 While viewing call history, press SELECT. ERASE is flashing.
2 Press SELECT. The screen displays ERASE NO YES ALL and the phone number.
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Caller ID Operation
3 Press
until ALL flashes, then press SELECT. The screen displays ERASE ALL
NO YES.
4 Press
until YES flashes.
5 Press SELECT. You will hear a long beep confirming the deletion.
Dial a Displayed Number
1. Locate the record in call history you want to dial in memory.
2. If the phone number is not in the correct format, press the # key until it is in the
desired dialing format.
Continued pressing # will change the phone number as follows:
973-555-0123
10 digits
1-973-555-0123
11 digits
555-0123
7 digits
1-555-0123
8 digits
3. With the correct dialing format displayed, press PHONE to make the call.
-ORor
until DIAL is flashing.
Press SELECT, then use
Press SELECT to make the call.
Store a Call History Record in the Directory
1. Locate the record in call history you want to store in memory.
2. Press SELECT, then
or
until PGM flashes.
3. Press SELECT. Using the chart in page 10, enter up to 15 characters for the name
you’re storing with the number. Use to backspace and make corrections; use
to advance and add a space.
4. Press SELECT to move to the next row. Use to backspace and make corrections
on the number.
5. Press SELECT to confirm, then follow the steps 7 – 11 in “Store a Number /Name
in the Directory”, on pages 10 and 11.
Display Screen Messages
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Ringer Options
In addition to 4 traditional ringer options and ringer OFF, your gz 2434 Handset has 6
popular pre-programmed melodies, plus the option for you to compose up to 7 melodies,
using the COMPOSER feature.
Traditional Ring Options
Ringer
Ringer
Ringer
Ringer
Ringer
1
2
3
4
OFF
Pre-programmed Melodies:
“All the Small Things” (Blink182)
Words and Music by Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus
© EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.
“What a Girl Wants” (GirlWant)
Written by Shelly Peiken and Guy Roche
© EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC.
“Lady Marmelade” (LadyMarm)
by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
© JOBETE MUSIC CO., INC. and STONE DIAMOND MUSIC CORP.
“We Will Rock You” (WWRY)
By Brian May
© BEECHWOOD MUSIC CORPORATION
“James Bond Theme” (007)
By Monty Norman
© EMI UNART CATALOG INC.
“Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” (Rocky)
by Carol Connors, Bill Conti and Ayn Robbins
© EMI UNART CATALOG, INC. and EMI U CATALOG, INC.
Pre-composed Melodies:
TakeOff
Carefree
StepAcid
Emotion
Vtechtun
To select traditional and pre-programmed rings, see Handset Ringer Style/Battery Save,
on page 8.
COMPOSER
1.
Press PROG, then use
or
. The screen displays COMPOSER.
2.
Press SELECT. The screen displays <Take Off>, or the name of the
first composed melody, if you’ve already composed a tune in this location.
3.
Use
and
to scroll to other melody locations. The first 5 Composer
slots have examples of self-programmed melodies. The remaining 2 slots
are empty. You can replace the first five slots with your own, self-composed
melodies.
4.
Once you’ve chosen a location, press SELECT.
5.
Use the keypad to compose your own creation. The maximum number of
notes (including rests) is 99.
Dial Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
15
Note
C
D
E
F
G
A
B
Ringer Options
You can adjust the characteristics of the ‘note’ you’ve just selected by entering the following
digits:
8
Shortens the duration of the note (or rest).
9
Lengthens the note.
0
Inserts a rest (pause) of the same duration of the previous note.
Sets the octave for new notes.
*
#
Makes the note a sharp.
Deletes the last note or rest you entered.
For example, ‘Happy Birthday’ would be composed by pressing the sequence:
11214300
11215400
111 *6* *43200
6#66#4540000
6.
Press SELECT after you have finished composing your tune. Your choices
are now OPT (Option), PLAY, SAV (save), and DEL (Delete).
7.
Using
and , choose one of the 4 selections.
Choosing OPT (Option) allows you adjust the Tempo and the Instrument used to play your
tune. Tempo ranges from slowest (80) to fastest (225), with the default setting at 140.
Using
or
, select a tempo, then press SELECT.
Choosing INSTRUMENT, you have a choice of the following:
Grand Piano (the default setting)
Church Organ
Steel Guitar
Violin
Music Box
Soprano Sax
Pizzicato String
Flute
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02
03
04
05
06
07
08
Using
or
until you select an instrument, press SELECT.
Choose the PLAY option to hear approximately 1 minute of your composition. Press OFF
to stop playback.
Choose SAV (Save) to save your composition. Choose DEL(Delete) to delete your
composition. Using the keypad, give your composition a name. You can use a maximum
of 8 characters.
Delete a Composed Tune
1
With the Handset Off, press PROG.
2
Using
or , scroll until the screen displays COMPOSER.
3
Press SELECT, then use
or
to select the desired MELODY: .
4
Press SELECT. The screen will display LOADING...followed by the final
‘note’ sequences of your composition. The number at the bottom of the
screen represents the difference between the total number of notes and
rests, and 99 (the maximum for any composed tune).
5
Press SELECT. Using
or , scroll until DEL is flashing.
6
Press SELECT. You’ll hear a confirmation beep. The composed tune has
been deleted, with the name being replaced by {EMPTY _ }. You can
now compose a new tune in the empty location.
You can also convert a favorite tune from any MIDI file into code
for entering on the gz 2434, using the www.vtechphones.com
website. See the enclosed insert for details.
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Headset Operation
Your gz 2434 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 gz 2434.
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 gz 2434
Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack (under a small rubber
flag) 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.
Belt Clip
The gz 2434 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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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY
For Customer Service, call 1-800-595-9511. Please retain your receipt as your proof of
purchase
If the phone doesn’t work at all, check these items first:
• Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into an outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the base unit and the modular
jack.
• Make sure the Base antenna is fully upright.
• If the Handset does not beep when you press PHONE, the battery might need
charging.
• Make sure the battery pack is installed correctly.
• If you have dial pulse (rotary) service on your phone line, make sure the dial mode is
set to dial pulse (see Telephone Operation).
• Microwave appliances may cause interference with this phone. If you experience
interference, move away from the microwave
If the above suggestions don’t solve the problem, try re-initializing the Handset
and Base:
1 Disconnect the power to the Base.
2 Remove the Handset battery pack.
3 Wait a few minutes.
4 Connect the power to the Base.
5 Insert the Handset battery pack.
6 Put the Handset in the Base to re-initialize.
If you hear a two-beep signal when you try to use the handset:
• You might be out of range. Move closer to the Base and try again.
• If moving closer to the Base doesn’t help, try following the directions above for
re-initializing the Handset and Base.
If the phone does not ring when you receive a call:
• Make sure the Handset ringer is on.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is connected firmly to the Base and the telephone jack.
• Make sure the AC adapter is plugged firmly into an outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
• You might be too far from the Base; move closer.
• You might have too many extension phones on your telephone line to allow all
of them to ring. Try unplugging some of them.
If you hear noise or interference when using the phone:
• Make sure the Base antenna is fully upright.
• You may be out of range. Move closer to the Base.
• Press and release CHAN to change to another of the 30 channels available. If noise
is exceptionally loud, move closer to the Base before changing channels.
• Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the Base can sometimes
cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the Base to another outlet.
• Using the Handset near household appliances (microwaves, computers, television,
stereos, etc.) can sometimes cause interference. Move away from appliances while
using the Handset.
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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY
• The layout of your home or office might be limiting the operating range. Try moving the
Base to another location, preferably on an upper floor.
• If the buttons don’t work, try placing the handset in the Base for at least 15 seconds.
If you hear other calls while using your phone:
• Press CHAN to change to another channel.
• Disconnect the Base from the modular jack and plug in a corded telephone. If you still
hear other calls, the problem is probably in your wiring or local service. Call your local
telephone service company.
If you lose a call after changing channels:
You were probably almost out of range. Move closer to the Base before changing channels.
Before placing another call, set the Handset in the Base for at least 15 seconds.
If you are unable to operate special telephone services or other equipment requiring
touch tone signals:
If you have dial pulse (rotary) service, follow the directions under “Temporary Tone
Dialing” in the TELEPHONE OPERATION section of this manual.
If the MESSAGE light on the base does not go off even after you’ve listened to voice
mail messages:
1 Press PROG.
2 Press
until the screen displays MESSAGES WAITING .
3 Press SELECT. The screen displays LIGHT OFF?YES .
4 Press SELECT again to turn off the MESSAGE light on Base.
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Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must be
treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the Handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your telephone
if you ever need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the Handset outdoors in the rain,
or handle it with wet hands. Do not install your Base Unit near a sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when using electric appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many years.
Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or a mild soap. Do not use
excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
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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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
ot 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.
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
7. Product returned without vallid proof of purchase (see 2 below); or
8. Charges for installation or set up, adjustment of customer controls, and installation or
repair of systems outside the unit.
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Warranty Statement
How do you get warranty service?
• To obtain warranty service in the United States of America, call 1 800-595- 9511
for instructions regarding where to return the Product. Before calling for service,
please check the user’s manual. A check of the Product controls and features may
save you a service call.
• Except as provided by applicable law, you assume the risk of loss or damage during
transit and transportation and are responsible for delivery or handling charges incurred
in the transport of Product(s) to the service location. VTech will return repaired or
replaced product under this limited warranty to you, transportation, delivery or handling
charges prepaid. VTech assumes no risk for damage or loss of the Product in transit.
• If the Product failure is not covered by this limited warranty, or proof of purchase does
not meet the terms of this limited warranty, VTech will notify you and will request that you
authorize the cost of repair and return shipping costs for the repair of Products that are
not covered by this limited warranty.
What must you return with the Product to get warranty service?
1. Return the entire original package and contents including the Product to the VTech
service location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty;
2. Include “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the Product purchased
(Product model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
3. Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and telephone number.
Other Limitations
• This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and VTech. It
supersedes all other written or oral communications related to this Product. VTech
provides no other warranties for this product. The warranty exclusively describes all of
VTech’s responsibilities regarding the product.
There are no other express warranties. No one is authorized to make modifications to this
limited warranty and you should not rely on any such modification.
State Law Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of fitness for a particular purpose and
merchantability (an unwritten warranty that the product is fit for ordinary use) are limited to
one year from date of purchase. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
• In no event shall VTech be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or
similar damages(including, but not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to use the
product, or other associated equipment, the cost of substitute equipment, and claims by
third parties) resulting from the use of this product, some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
rules for the United States. It also complies with regulations RSS210 and CS-03 of Industry
and Science Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
A label is located on the underside of the Base Unit containing either the FCC registration
number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) or the IC registration number and Load
Number. You must, upon request, provide this information to your local telephone
company.
This equipment is compatible with inductively coupled hearing aids.
Should you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact:
VTech Communications, Inc.
CUSTOMER SERVICE at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunications
at 1-800-267-7377.
For repair/warranty information. The telephone company may ask you to disconnect this
equipment from the line network until the problem has been corrected.
FCC Part 15
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
The equipment has been tested and found to comply with part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet or on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
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:AAAEQ01B123XYZ 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.
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 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:
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
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 offpeak hours, such as in the early morning or late evening, when the emergency
services tend to be less busy.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
The term “IC:” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
Notice:
This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal Equipment Technical
Specifications. This is confirmed by the registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before
the registration number signifies that registration was performed based on a Declaration of
Conformity indicating that Industry Canada technical specifications were met. It does not
imply that Industry Canada approved the equipment.
Notice:
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
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.
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Technical
Specifications
The RBRC Seal
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The RBRC
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Seal
The RBRC R Seal on the
nickel-cadmium battery
contained in our product
indicates that VTech
Communications,Inc.is
voluntarily participating in an
industry program to collect and recycle
these batteries at the end of their useful
lives, when taken out of service within the
United States and Canada.
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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.
FREQUENCY CONTROL
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
Base:
2410.2 - 2418.9 MHz
Handset: 912.75 - 917.10 MHz
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
Base:
912.75 - 917.10 MHz
Handset: 2410.2 - 2418.9 MHz
CHANNELS
30 Channels
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at
the time of use.
VTech’s participation in RBRC R makes it
easy for you to drop off the spent battery at
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local retailers participating in the RBRC
program or at authorized VTech product
service
centers.
Please
call 1-800-8-
BATTERYTM for information on Ni-Cd
battery recycling and disposal bans/
restrictions in your area. VTech’s
involvement in this program is part of its
commitment to protecting our environment
and conserving natural resources.
SIZE
Handset : 58mm x 38mm x 181mm
Base : 135mm x 135mm x 82mm
WEIGHT
Handset : 179 grams
Base :
158 grams
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Handset : 400mAh Ni-Cd Battery Pack
Base :
9V DC @ 400mA
MEMORY
Directory:
Remove the nickel-cadmium battery pack
by pressing on the Handset battery cover
CID :
50 Memory locations;
24 digits per location.
Alphanumeric Display;
90 Memory locations.
and sliding downward.
RBRC R is a registered trademark of
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation.
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SPECIFICATIONS ARE TYPICAL
AND MAY CHANGE WITHOUT
NOTICE.
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 2003 for VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Printed in China
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ISSUE 0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions ................................................................................... 1
Before You Begin ...................................................................................................... 3
About Caller Identification (Caller ID) ............................................................................ 3
Parts Check List .......................................................................................................... 3
Setup .......................................................................................................................... 4
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset ......................................................................... 4
Connecting Power to Base Unit .................................................................................... 4
Charge the Battery Pack .............................................................................................. 4
Check for Dial Tone ..................................................................................................... 5
Tone/Pulse Selection .................................................................................................... 5
Removable Face Plate and Base Plate ......................................................................... 5
Handset Features ...................................................................................................... 6
Base Features ............................................................................................................ 7
Telephone Operation ................................................................................................. 8
Handset Ringer Style/Battery Save .............................................................................. 8
Set Date and Time ....................................................................................................... 8
Set the Dial Mode ......................................................................................................... 8
Message Waiting .......................................................................................................... 8
Temporary Tone Dialing ............................................................................................... 9
Operating Range .......................................................................................................... 9
Display Screen Messages ........................................................................................... 9
Telephone Directory ................................................................................................. 10
Store a Number/Name in the Directory ........................................................................ 10
Edit a Number/Name Stored in the Directory ............................................................... 11
Delete a Number/Name Stored in the Directory ........................................................... 12
Dial a Number from the Directory ................................................................................ 12
Caller ID Operation ................................................................................................... 13
About Call History ....................................................................................................... 13
Review Call History ..................................................................................................... 13
Delete Records from Call History ................................................................................ 13
Delete a Specific Call ................................................................................................... 13
Delete All Calls ............................................................................................................ 13
Dial a Displayed Number ............................................................................................. 14
Store a Call History Record in the Directory ................................................................ 14
Ringer Options ......................................................................................................... 15
Headset Operation ................................................................................................... 17
Belt Clip ....................................................................................................................... 17
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY .......................................................................................... 18
Maintenance .............................................................................................................. 20
Warranty Statement .................................................................................................. 21
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations ............................................................................... 23
The RBRC Seal ........................................................................................................ 26
Technical Specifications .......................................................................................... 26
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