Handset overview
Using the menu
CHARGE light
On when the handset is charging.
To enter the handset menu:
1. Press MENU when the telephone is not in use.
2. Press
or
until the screen displays the desired feature menu.
3. Press SELECT to enter that menu.
• To return to the previous menu, press OFF/CANCEL.
• To return to idle mode, press and hold OFF/CANCEL.
Softkeys (2)
Select a menu item displayed above the key.
Select an item or save an entry or setting while in a menu.
/CELL
Make or answer a cell call.
Answer an incoming call when you hear a call waiting alert.
Flashes quickly when there is an incoming cell call.
Flashes slowly when a cell call is on hold.
Quick start guide
DS6421-2/DS6421-3/DS6421-4
Introduction
This quick start guide provides you with the basic installation
and use instructions. A limited set of features are described in
abbreviated form.
Please refer to the user’s manual for complete installation and
operation instructions.
Telephone base and charger installation
1
Press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front of the caller ID
log entry before dialing or saving it in the directory.
Install the telephone base and charger as shown below.
Telephone base
power adapter
Electrical
outlet not
controlled by a
wall switch
Telephone
wall jack
Power
adapter
A DSL filter
(not included)
is required
if you have
DSL high
speed Internet
service
Electrical
outlet not
controlled
by a wall
switch
/HOME/FLASH
Make or answer a home call.
Answer an incoming call when you hear a call waiting alert.
Flashes quickly when there is an incoming home call.
Flashes slowly when a home call is on hold.
Switch to tone dialing temporarily during a call.
Toggle the name order when saving the caller ID entry
into the directory.
Make or answer a home call using the handset speakerphone.
Switch between the speakerphone and the handset during a
call, or message or announcement playback.
REDIAL/PAUSE
Press to review the redial list.
Press and hold to insert a dialing pause while entering
numbers into the directory.
Telephone
line cord
Change the quality of the audio to best suit your hearing during an
outside call, intercom call, message or announcement playback.
Charger
PUSH TO TALK (PTT)
Begin a one-to-one or one-to-group broadcast.
VOL/ /
Scroll up while in a menu.
Increase the listening volume during a call or message
playback.
Enter the directory when the handset is not in use.
Move the cursor to the left when entering numbers or names.
MUTE/DELETE
Mute the microphone during a call.
Delete the displayed entry while in the caller ID log, directory
or redial list.
Delete a digit or character while using dialing keys.
Silence the ringer temporarily while the handset is ringing.
Delete a message or announcement while it is playing.
VOL/ /CID
Scroll down while in a menu.
Decrease the listening volume during a call or message
playback.
Review the caller ID log when the handset is not in use.
Move the cursor to the right when entering numbers or names.
OFF/CANCEL
Hang up a call.
Silence the ringer temporarily while the handset is ringing.
Press and hold to erase the displayed messages (XX Missed
calls and Download fail) while the phone is not in use.
Press to return to the previous menu or press and hold to
return to idle mode without making changes.
Dialing keys
Enter digits or characters.
# (pound key)
Press repeatedly to show other dialing options while
reviewing a caller ID log entry or a directory entry.
Telephone base
Install the battery as shown below. Once you have installed the battery,
you may be able to make and receive short calls. For best performance,
charge the handset battery continuously for at least 16 hours.
1. Plug the battery connector
securely into the socket
inside the handset battery
compartment, matching the
color-coded label.
2. Place the battery with the
label THIS SIDE UP facing
up and the wires inside the
battery compartment.
IN USE light
On when the handset or headset is
in use.
Flashes when another telephone
sharing the same line is in use or
on hold.
Flashes quickly when there is an
incoming home call.
/FIND HANDSET
Press to page all system handsets.
2
REPEAT/
Repeat a message or press twice to
play the previous message.
3. Slide the battery compartment
cover towards the center of the
handset until it clicks into place.
4. Place the handset in the
telephone base or charger
to charge.
Charge light
remains on
when charging
Message window
Shows the number of messages and
other answering system information.
/ANS ON/OFF
Press to turn the answering system on or off.
PLAY/STOP/
Press to play messages.
Press to stop message playback.
Default settings are indicated by asterisks (*).
Screen display
Function
Options
LCD language
Set the screen display language.
English*
Franşais
Espaňol
Display alerts
Edit the settings for display alerts
on the idle screen.
Missed calls
Voicemail
No line
Download fail
CID time sync
Enable the date and time to be set
by incoming caller ID information.
On*
Off
Rename handset
Change the name for each
handset.
HANDSET_ _ _ _
Key tone
Adjust the key tone volume or turn
it off.
Off
Dial mode
Set the telephone to be tone or
pulse dialing.
Tone*
Pulse
Annc Caller ID
Enable the telephone base and/or
the handsets to announce the
incoming caller ID information
On*
Off
*
Set date and time
To set the date and time manually:
1. Press MENU on the handset when it is not in use.
2. Scroll to highlight Set date/time, then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month, date and year.
Press SET to proceed.
4. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour and minute. Press
SET to proceed.
5. Scroll to choose AM or PM, then press SET to save.
Ringer volume (telephone base)
Telephone base overview
Battery installation and charging
Telephone settings
D1/D2 lights
On when the telephone base is paired and
connected with a Bluetooth device.
Flashes when there is an incoming cell call.
Alternate when the telephone base is in
discoverable mode.
DELETE/X
Press to delete the message currently
playing.
When the phone is not in use, press twice to
delete all previously reviewed messages.
/VOL/
Press to adjust the volume during
message playback.
When the phone is not in use, press to
adjust the telephone base ringer volume.
• Press /VOL or /VOL on the side of the telephone base to adjust
the ringer volume when the telephone is not in use.
Ringer volume (handset)
You can adjust the ringer volume or turn it off.
1. Press MENU on the handset when it is not in use.
2. Scroll to highlight Ringers, then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to highlight Ringer volume, then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to highlight the desired line, then press SELECT.
5. Scroll to adjust the ringer volume or press OFF to turn off the
ringer. Press SET to save.
Telephone operation
Make a call
• Press /HOME/FLASH or , and then dial the telephone number.
• Press /CELL, enter the telephone number and then
press DIAL.
-OR• Predial by first dialing the telephone number and then press
/HOME/FLASH , , or /CELL.
Answer a call
To answer a home call:
• Press /HOME/FLASH or
SKIP/
Press to skip to the next message.
.
To answer a cell call:
• Press /CELL.
End a call
• Press OFF/CANCEL or put the handset to the telephone base
or charger.
Redial list
Each handset stores the last 10 telephone numbers dialed.
To review and dial numbers from the redial list:
1. Press REDIAL/PAUSE when the handset is not in use.
2. Press ,
or
��� REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly until the desired
entry displays.
3. Press /HOME/FLASH, , or /CELL to dial.
To delete a redial entry:
When the desired redial entry displays, press MUTE /DELETE.
Intercom
Use the intercom feature for conversations between two
system handsets.
• Only one intercom call can be established with two handsets at
a time.
• If there is an incoming call while the originating handset is making
an intercom request, the intercom request will be ended.
To initiate an intercom call:
When the handset is not in use, press MENU. Scroll to Intercom,
then press SELECT.
• If you have more than two handsets, scroll or use the dialing keys
to select the destination handset.
To answer an intercom call:
Press /HOME/FLASH or on the destination handset.
To end an intercom call:
Press OFF/CANCEL , END or place the handset back in the telephone
base or charger.
Push-to-talk (PTT)
You can directly broadcast messages from one handset to the
speakerphone of one or multiple handsets. Press and hold
PUSH TO TALK to begin two-way communication.
When the connection is made, both the caller and the destination
handsets display Press and hold [PTT] to talk and beep once.
Only one handset can talk at a time. To do so, press and hold
PUSH TO TALK.
Directory
Your phone has a home directory and up to four directories
downloaded from cell phones. The home directory stores up to 200
entries and each downloaded directory stores up to 1,500 entries.
To add a directory entry:
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
3. Press OPTION to select Home.
4. Scroll to Add contact, then press SELECT.
5. Use the dialing keys to enter the number (up to 30 digits).
-ORCopy a number from the redial list by pressing REDIAL/PAUSE
and then press ,
or REDIAL/PAUSE repeatedly to select a
number. Press INSERT to copy the number.
6. Press NEXT.
7. Scroll to the desired label, then press NEXT.
8. Use the dialing keys to enter the name (up to 15 characters).
Additional key presses show other characters of that particular key.
9. Press SAVE to store the entry.
While entering names and numbers, you can:
• Press MUTE/DELETE to backspace and erase a digit or character.
• Press and hold MUTE /DELETE to erase the entire entry.
• Press and hold REDIAL /PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (for
entering phone numbers only).
• Press
or
to move the cursor to the right or left.
• Press 0 to add a space (for entering names only).
To review and dial from the directory:
Entries are sorted alphabetically.
1. Press VOL/ / when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to highlight the desired directory, then press REVIEW.
3. Scroll to browse through the directory, or use the dialing keys to
start a name search.
4. When the desired entry appears, press /HOME/FLASH,
or /CELL to dial.
To edit a directory entry:
1. When the desired entry displays, press EDIT.
2. Use the dialing keys to edit the number, then press NEXT.
3. Scroll to the desired label, then press NEXT.
4. Use the dialing keys to edit the name.
5. Press SAVE.
To delete a directory entry:
1. When the desired entry displays, press MUTE/DELETE.
2. When the screen displays Delete contact? and the name of the
entry, press YES.
To remove a downloaded directory:
1. When the desired downloaded directory is chosen, press OPTION.
2. Scroll to Remove dir, then press SELECT.
3. Press YES.
Speed dial
You can copy up to 10 directory entries into the speed dial locations
so that you can dial these numbers using fewer keys than usual.
To store a speed dial entry:
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Speed dial, then press REVIEW.
4. Scroll to a desired speed dial location, then press ASSIGN.
5. Scroll to a desired directory, then press REVIEW.
6. Select the desired entry, then press ASSIGN.
To save a caller ID log entry to the directory:
1. When the desired caller ID log entry displays, press SAVE.
2. Use the dialing keys to modify the number if necessary.
3. Press NEXT to move on.
4. Scroll to the desired label, then press NEXT.
5. Use the dialing keys to modify the name if necessary.
6. Press SAVE to store the entry.
To delete the caller ID log entries:
• Delete one entry: When the desired caller ID log entry displays,
press MUTE /DELETE.
• Delete all entries: Press VOL/ /CID when the handset is not in
use. Scroll to the desired line (home or cell), then press ERASE.
Press YES.
About answering system and voicemail
Your telephone has separate indicators for two different types of
voice messages: those left on the built-in answering system and
those left at your telephone service provider’s voicemail. Each alerts
you to new messages separately.
• If XX New messages and
display on the handset and the
message window on the telephone base flashes, there are
messages recorded on the built-in answering system.
The total recording time is approximately 14 minutes. It can
record and store up to 99 messages and the recording time of
each message depends on the message length you set.
• If New Voicemail and
display on the handset, your telephone
service provider is indicating that it has new voicemail for you.
Contact your telephone service provider for more information on
how to access your voicemail.
Default settings are indicated by asterisks (*).
Screen display
Function
Options
Call screening
Set whether you hear the callers
while they are leaving messages
to you.
On*
Off
To dial a speed dial entry:
• Press and hold a desired speed dial key (0-9) when the handset
is not in use, then press /HOME/FLASH , or /CELL to dial.
# of rings
Set the number of times the
telephone rings before the
answering system answers.
6; 5; 4*; 3; 2;
Toll saver
To delete a speed dial entry:
1. When the desired entry displays, press MUTE/DELETE.
2. Press YES.
Remote code
Set a two-digit security code to
access the answering system
remotely from any touch-tone
telephone.
19*
Caller ID
This product supports caller ID services provided by most telephone
service providers. Depending on your service subscription, you may
see the caller’s name, number, date and time of calls that are sent by
your telephone service provider after the first or second ring.
Caller ID log
The caller ID log stores up to 50 entries. If you answer a call before
the caller information appears, it will not be saved in the caller ID log.
• The handset displays XX Missed calls when there are calls that
have not been reviewed in the caller ID log.
• If you want to erase the missed call indicators, press and hold
OFF/ CANCEL on the idle handset.
To review and dial a number in the caller ID log:
1. Press VOL/ /CID when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to the desired line (home or cell), then press REVIEW.
3. Scroll to browse through the caller ID log. When the desired
entry appears:
• Press # (pound key) repeatedly to show different dialing options.
• Press 1 repeatedly if you need to add or remove 1 in front of
the telephone number.
4. Press
/HOME/FLASH,
or
/CELL to dial the displayed number.
Recording time
Set to alert you when you have
new messages.
Set the recording time for each
incoming message.
To play messages at the telephone base:
Press PLAY/STOP/
when the telephone is not in use.
Options during playback:
• Press /VOL or /VOL to adjust the speaker volume.
• Press SKIP/ to skip to the next message.
• Press REPEAT/ to repeat the message currently playing. Press
REPEAT/ twice to listen to the previous message.
• Press DELETE/X to delete the current message. The system
advances to the next message.
• Press PLAY/STOP/
to stop.
Delete all old messages
To delete all old messages at the telephone base:
Press DELETE/X twice when the telephone is not in use.
Call screening
To screen at the telephone base:
If the answering system and call screening are on, the announcement
and the incoming message broadcast at the telephone base when a
call is answered by the answering system.
Options while a message is being recorded:
• Press /VOL or /VOL on the telephone base to adjust the call
screening volume.
• Press PLAY/STOP/
to temporarily turn on or off call screening.
Call intercept
If you want to talk to the person whose message is being recorded,
press /HOME/FLASH , on the handset.
Answering system settings
Msg alert tone
Message playback
On
Off*
3 minutes*
2 minutes
1 minute
Answering system operation
Turn the answering system on or off
The answering system must be turned on
to answer and record messages. When it
is turned on, the /ANS ON/OFF light on
the telephone base turns on and ANS ON
displays on the handsets.
• Press /ANS ON/OFF on the telephone
base to turn the built-in answering system on or off.
Access the answering system remotely
1. Dial your telephone number from any touch-tone telephone.
2. When the system plays your announcement, enter the two-digit
remote code. The preset code is 19.
3. You can enter one of the following remote commands.
Command
Function
1
Play all messages.
2
Play new messages.
3
Delete the playing message (during playback).
33
Delete all old messages.
4
Repeat the current message (during playback).
44
Play the previous message.
5
Stop.
*5
Hear a list of remote commands.
6
Skip to the next message (during playback).
*7
Record an announcement.
8
End the call.
0
Turn the answering system on or off.
4. Hang up or press 8 to end the call.
IMPORTANT!
If you have difficulty with your telephone, please refer to the user’s
manual for a full set of installation and operation instructions. For
customer service, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or call
1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or call
1 (800) 267-7377.
Record your own announcement
You can use the preset announcement to answer calls, or replace it
with your own recorded announcement. It can be up to 90 seconds
in length.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys. Press SELECT twice.
3. Press RECORD. The system announces, “Record after the tone.
Press STOP when you are done.”
4. After the tone, speak towards the handset microphone. Press
STOP when finished.
5. The answering system automatically plays back the newly
recorded announcement, then returns to the previous menu.
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