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. 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 contact VTech 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 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 this or any cordless telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of
the leak.
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Important Safety Instructions
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
CUSTOMER SERVICE : 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunications
Canada Ltd. at 1-800-267-7377.
BEFORE USING YOUR i 5881 SYSTEM, CAREFULLY PEEL OFF
THE PROTECTIVE FILM, COVERING THE DISPLAYS.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction
The i 5881 is an advanced cordless telephone that operates in the 5.8GHz
frequency range. Your i 5881 is capable of supporting up to a maximum of 6
Handsets. Using additional Handsets, up to three people can be conferenced on a
call (2 Handsets and the Base Speakerphone), or two extensions can be conferenced
on a call, while two other extensions can be talking internally, using the Intercom
feature.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the i 5881 cordless telephone. We
strongly recommend you read the manual before using your phone.
To order additional system Handsets (model# VT 5820), battery packs, or headsets,
call VTech Communications, Inc. at 1-800-595- 9511. In Canada, call 1-800-2677377.
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 our Customer Support Center at
1-800-595-9511
In Canada, call
1-800-267-7377
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Parts Check List
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. Belt Clip
7. Base Wall Mounting Bracket
8. Charger Wall Mounting Bracket
9. User’s Manual
10. Battery Pack
Base Unit
Handset
Handset Charger
Base AC Power Adapter
Telephone Line Cord
To purchase replacement battery packs, call VTech Communications, Inc.
at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunication Canada Ltd. at
1-800-267-7377.
Base Wall Mounting
Bracket
Base Unit
Handset
Charger Wall
Mounting Bracket
Battery Pack
Handset Charger
Base AC Power Adapter
Belt Clip
Telephone Line Cord
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User’s Manual
The Handset Layout
1
7
2
8
9
3
4
10
11
5
12
6
13
7. Incoming Call/Handset On LED
8. LCD Display
9. Soft Keys
10. Volume
11. Off (Clear)
12. Sound Select
13. Microphone
1. Antenna
2. Earpiece
3. Headset Jack (2.5mm)
4. On (Flash)
5. Dialing Keys (0-9, *, #)
6. Speakerphone
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The Base Unit Layout
1
2
11
3
12
4
5
13
6
7
8
9
10
14
15
18
16
19
17
1. Antenna
2. LCD Display
3. Answering System On/Off
4. Time/Set, Record, Menu, Change
5. Clear
6. Delete
7. Flash
8.Mailbox Keys
9. Repeat/Slow
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10. Skip/Quick
11. Intercom
12. Speaker Phone
13. Soft Keys
14. Volume Keys
15. Dialing Keys (0-9, *, #)
16. Telephone Jack
17. DC Connector
18. Spare Battery Drawer
19. Spare Battery Release
Connecting power to Base Unit/Handset Charger
1.
Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet, and the DC connector into
the bottom of the Base Unit.
2.
Choose the location for your Handset Charger, and plug its power supply into
an electrical outlet.
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Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Setup
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
1
Follow the steps below:
1.
Remove the battery cover by
pressing on the indent and sliding
downward.
2.
Place the new battery pack in the
Handset with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts
in the battery compartment.
3.
Replace the battery cover by sliding
it upwards.
4.
If the new battery pack is not
already charged, place the Handset
in its Charger, and allow it to
charge for 12 hours. After initial
charge, a maintenance charge of
8 hours should be sufficient.
3
2
The original Handset that is shipped with your i 5881 system will be
automatically registered to the Base.This Handset is HANDSET 1.
As you register additional Handsets to the system, they will be assigned extension
numbers in the following order: HANDSET 2, HANDSET 3, etc.
Whenever a charged Handset battery pack is installed, the Handset will automatically begin SEARCHING FOR BASE (if previously registered), or it will prompt
you to ENTER BASE ID to register the new Handset.
Charging of the Handset Battery Pack
The Handset of your i 5881 cordless telephone is powered by a rechargeable battery
pack. It charges automatically whenever the Handset is in its charger.
Maximum talk time on a full charge is 8 hours, and maximum standby time is 5 days.
You should charge the battery pack for 12 hours when you first receive your
phone. You’ll know the battery pack needs charging when:
•
The low battery message is displayed :
•
The Handset seems completely dead,
the LCD is completely clear and does
not activate when you press the keys.
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IMPORTANT:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Do not dispose of a battery pack in a fire, the cell may explode.
Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Toxic substances may be released,
causing harm to eyes or skin.
Exercise care in handling battery packs in order to prevent an accidental
short of the charge contacts, potentially causing the battery pack to overheat.
Do not dispose of this battery pack into household garbage. Please refer to
the information concerning proper battery recycling.
Connecting to phone line
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the jack
on the bottom of the Base Unit. Plug the other end of
this cord into the wall jack.
Checking for dial tone
After the battery is charged press ON on the Handset.
The Phone icon
will appear on the Handset
display, and you will hear dial tone. If not, see In
Case of Difficulty.
Tone/Pulse selection
Your i 5881 is preset for tone dialing. See BASE SETTINGS 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 Hand
sets 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.
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Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Spare Battery Charger/Power Backup Feature
The i 5881 uses the spare battery charger in the Base Unit to provide operational
backup in the event of a power failure. With a fully charged battery pack in the spare
battery charger, you will still be able to place and receive calls from the Handset
only, for up to 2 1/2 hours.
The spare battery pack can also be used to replace a drained Handset battery, ensuring
uninterrupted use. The spare battery pack is optional and purchased separately.
NOTE :
When using the i 5881 during Power Backup mode, audio quality may be
compromised due to reduced power availability.
1.
2.
3.
Open the spare battery charger by
pressing the release button, located
on the left-hand side of the Base
Unit. A drawer will open to reveal
the spare battery compartment.
Place a battery pack in the drawer
with the charge contacts facing up
and to the right.
Push the drawer closed.
1
The spare battery charger takes 24
hours to fully charge a drained battery.
2
3
To order battery packs, headsets and additional Handsets (model VT 5820),
call VTech Customer Service at:
1-800-595-9511.
In Canada, call
1-800-267-7377.
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The Wall Mount brackets are designed for use on standard wall mount plates only.
Wall mounting is optional.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Plug the AC adapters into an electrical outlet, and the DC connector to the
bottom of the Base Unit.
Connect the telephone line cord to the jack on the bottom of the Base Unit,
and the other end to the wall jack.
Line up the tabs on the wall mount adapters with the holes on the bottom of
the Base Unit/back of the Handset Charger. Snap the wall mount bracket
firmly in place.
Mount the Base Unit/Handset Charger on the wall. Position the Base
Unit/Handset Charger so the mounting studs will fit into the holes on the wall
mount bracket. Slide Base Unit/Handset Charger down on the mounting
studs until it locks into place.
3
2
1
3
1
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Getting Started
Wall Mounting
Getting Started
Registration and Operation
Expand your i 5881 system by adding accessory Handsets. Bring
telephone service to rooms where a phone jack isnít available!
Registration and Operation Of The VTech VT 5820 Accessory
Handset
Your VTech i 5881 system can operate up to 6 Handsets.
The VT 5820 accessory Handset consists of the following:
Charger Wall
Mounting Bracket
Handset
Handset Charger
Belt Clip
Setup Of The VT 5820 Accessory
Handset
1.
2.
1
3.
3
4.
5.
5
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Plug the AC power adapter into
an electrical outlet.
Remove the Handset battery
cover by pressing on the indent
and sliding downward.
Place the new battery pack in the
Handset, with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts
in the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover by
sliding it upward.
Place the Handset in the Charger,
and allow it to charge for 12
hours. After the initial charge,
a maintenance charge of 8
hours should be sufficient.
Your i 5881 Handset comes registered to the
Base Unit. To register additional VT 5820
Handsets, follow these steps:
Enter Base ID Code
1.
After charging the Handset, remove it
from its Charge Cradle; the screen will
display:
alternating with this screen:
2.
If, after charging the Handset, you see:
3.
Press NEW. You will now see the
ENTER BASE ID screen as described
in step 1.
Find the BASE ID Code by doing the following: (the Base must be in idle
(OFF) mode)
A.
At the Base, press MENU
B.
Scroll down to DISPLAY BASE-ID
C.
Press OK. The Base screen will display the 15-digit ID Code.
Afterwards, it will return to the idle screen.
4.
5.
Enter the 15-digit Base ID Code into the Handset; then press OK.
NOTE: The 15-digit BASE ID Code may contain numbers and characters,
including 0 through 9, * and #. Make sure you enter all 15 digits.
6.
Wait approximately 15 to 60 seconds. You will hear confirmation beeps
from the Base and Handset. The newly registered Handset will now assign
itself the lowest Handset number not previously assigned to a different
system Handset (1 through 6).
7.
If the Handset displays REJECTED BY
BASE or continues to display
SEARCHING FOR BASE for well
beyond 60 seconds, try the registration
process again by repeating the above
steps.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy the benefits of your VTech Multi-Handset
system.
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Getting Started
Registration and Operation
Handset and Base Indicators
Handset Icons
Icon
Description
Basic Operations
Line In Use indicator
On steady with no number next to it when a parallel set is in
use.
On steady with one or more numbers next to it, indicating which
extensions are using the line. For example,
12 indicates
that Handset 1 and Handset 2 are on an outside call.
Intercom indicator
On steady with the extension numbers currently on an
intercom call. For example, 02 indicates that the Base and
Handset 2 are on an intercom call.
Battery indicator
When the Handset is removed from the charger, this lets you
know the level of charge in the battery pack, from FULL(
)
to EMPTY (
).
Cycles (Low, Medium, and Full) when Handset battery is charging.
Flashes when a low battery condition is detected.
Ringer Off indicator
is displayed when the ringer is turned off.
T
Answering Machine Indicator
Indicates that the Telephone Answering Device (TAD) is
answering an incoming call.
E
Enhanced Mode indicator
On steady when active Handset is in Enhanced mode.
The Handset will enter Enhanced mode automatically when
in an area with interference.
M
Mute indicator
On steady when the Handset microphone is muted.
H
Hold indicator
On steady when the line is on hold.
Handset Registration indicator
is displayed when a Handset is either not registered, or is
searching for the Base Unit.
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Handset and Base Indicators
Handset LEDs
Incoming Call /
Handset ON LED
Description
• Flashes with the incoming ringing. It also illuminates
for 5 seconds after answering or making a call.
Basic Operations
LED
Base Unit Icons
Icon
Description
Ringer Off indicator
is displayed when the Base ringer is turned off.
Battery indicator
Cycles (Low, Medium and Full) when a battery pack is
charging in the spare battery compartment.
Base LEDs
LED
Mailbox 1, 2, 3
Speaker Phone
On/Off
Description
• Flashes to indicate that you have new messages in that
mailbox.
• Glows steadily if there are only old messages in that mailbox.
• Lights when Base Speakerphone is in use.
• Flashes when HOLD function is activated.
• Flashes during the incoming ringing.
• Lights when the Answering Machine is ON.
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Soft Menu Functions
The i 5881 has an advanced design that uses
a menu structure and soft keys to access
many of the features.
Basic Operations
Example of the idle mode display:
REDIAL
From the Handset:
Press REDIAL to display the last 10 telephone
numbers dialed from the Handset. The number
on the top line represents the last number
dialed.
•
Use the
scroll keys to highlight the
desired number.
•
To dial, press ON/FLASH
SPEAKERPHONE.
or
From the Base Unit:
Your i 5881 Base remembers the last 10
numbers dialed from it. Press REDIAL. The
number on the top line represents the last
number to be dialed.
•
Use the
scroll keys to highlight the
desired number.
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Soft Menu Functions
To dial, press SPEAKER PHONE.
Erasing Numbers in Redial Memory
(Handset or Base)
•
Press REDIAL, then scroll to the desired
number.
•
Press SELECT, then ERASE.
Saving Redial Numbers in Phone Book
Memory (Handset or Base)
•
Press REDIAL, then scroll to the desired
number.
•
Press SELECT, then SAVE.
•
You will be asked to ENTER NAME. Use
the keypad to enter the desired name
(see To Store a Number/Name for more
information).
•
Press SAVE. The name and number has
been stored in Phone Book memory.
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Basic Operations
•
Soft Menu Functions
Basic Operations
HANDSET MENU
With the Handset in the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU to access the following
options:
• CALLS LOG (Caller ID)
• INTERCOM
• HANDSET SETTINGS
• SET TIME
• CLOCK MODE
• REGISTER
Use the
scroll keys to select the desired option, then press OK.
Press the OFF/CLEAR key to step back through the menu structure. Press and hold
the OFF/CLEAR key to immediately return to the idle screen.
BASE UNIT MENU
With the Base Unit in the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU key to access the following
options:
• CALLS LOG (Caller ID)
• BASE SETTINGS
• DISPLAY BASE-ID
Press the CLEAR key to step back through the menu. Press and hold CLEAR to
immediately return to the idle screen.
Set Time
To set the time on your i 5881:
•
At the Handset, press MENU, scroll
down to SET TIME, then press OK.
•
Using the keypad, enter the current
time. A single-digit hour must have a
zero before it (03:56, for example)
•
If you make a mistake, use
backspace.
•
Use the AM/PM key to select the correct
designation.
•
Press SAVE to confirm the setting.
to
NOTE: You can also wait for incoming Caller ID to set the clock, rather than setting
it manually. To set up the answering system clock, please refer to
ANSWERING SYSTEM OPERTATION on page 36 in this manual.
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Clock Mode (preset to ON)
•
At the Handset, press MENU, scroll
down to CLOCK MODE, then press
OK.
•
Press OFF (or ON), then press OK.
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9
3
6
Basic Operations
When your i 5881 is idle (OFF), the LCD
displays the time of day, with both a digital and
analog (clock face) readout.
If you do not want the time displayed, follow
these steps:
You can activate and deactivate Clock Mode
as often as you wish.
Calls Log (Caller ID)
Caller ID - Call Waiting ID
Your i 5881 is capable of displaying the name and/or number of the party calling
before you answer the phone (Caller ID). It is also capable of displaying Caller ID
information in conjunction with a Call Waiting alert signal (Call Waiting Caller ID).
With Call Waiting Caller ID, the Caller ID data is displayed so you can decide
whether to answer the incoming call, or continue with your current conversation.
NOTES ABOUT CALLER ID & CALL WAITING CALLER ID
These are subscription services, provided by most regional telephone service
providers. You must subscribe to these services to get the benefits of these
features. If you do not subscribe to Caller ID services, you can still use your
i 5881 and the other features it offers.
Due to regional incompatibilities, Caller ID information may not be available for
every call you receive. In addition, the calling party may intentionally block their
name and phone number from being sent.
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Calls Log (Caller ID)
Reviewing Caller ID from the Handset or
Base
Basic Operations
As new Caller ID/Call Waiting ID records are
received, your Handset and Base displays will
alert you to the new Caller ID records, for example:
The number of new calls displayed on each
system Handset and Base may not be the
same. If, for example, you answer a call on
Handset 2, that Handset will not count the
Caller ID information for that call as new.
However, the other registered Handset and
Base displays will consider it a new call, and
add it to the NEW CALLS total.
After you review all new Caller ID records, the
NEW CALLS status will be turned off.
From the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU, CALLS
LOG is highlighted, then press OK. The Caller
ID information of the most recently received call
will be displayed. For example:
To scroll to other records, use the
keys.
scroll
Dialing from Caller ID
To dial the number displayed, you can simply
press the ON or SPEAKERPHONE key.
You can also press the CID key to access the
following options ( DEL, OPT#, SAVE):
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OPT# : Select this option to display up to four
possible dialing strings of the number
stored in Caller ID memory. If a number
is provided in the Caller ID data, the
possible options to choose from will
be either 7, 8, 10, or 11 digits. For
example, if the original number in
Caller ID memory was 808-880-8808,
then the display options will be:
Use the
and
keys to make
selection, and then press DIAL, ON or
SPEAKERPHONE to dial the number.
Dialing Tip: With a Caller ID record displayed,
press # repeatedly to cycle through the
four dialing strings. When the correct
dialing option is displayed, press ON
(or SPEAKERPHONE) to dial.
SAVE: Select this option to save the displayed Caller ID record into Speed Dial
Memory. Only Caller ID records with telephone numbers can be saved into
Speed Dial Memory. If you need to modify the number after saving, see TO
EDIT A NUMBER.
Deleting CID Records
To delete the displayed Caller ID record, press
CID, then DEL. You will then have the option of
deleting the single CID record (press THIS) or
all stored CID records (press ALL).
If you press ALL, the screen will ask ARE YOU
SURE? Press YES to confirm the deletion of all
CID records. Or, press NO to return to the CID
record previously displayed.
NOTE: You do not have to delete Caller ID records. Your i 5881 always saves
the 50 most current CID records. As new records come in, the oldest records
are automatically deleted to make room.
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Basic Operations
Calls Log (Caller ID)
Handset Settings
From the HANDSET SETTINGS menu you
can select the following options to modify:
Basic Operations
• RINGER VOLUME
Select this option to adjust the ringer volume.
scroll keys to adjust the
Use the
volume up or down. You will see a graph
on the Handset display indicating the relative
volume setting. At the lowest setting (graph
is completely clear), the Handset will not
ring when a call comes in.
Press OK to confirm your setting.
• RINGER MELODY
Select this option to adjust the ringer melody
or tone. Use the
scroll keys to select
from the eight available tones. Press OK to
confirm your selection and return to the
HANDSET SETTINGS menu.
• VIBRATE CONTROL (preset to OFF)
Select this option to allow the Handset to
vibrate, alerting you to an incoming call.
Press the ON or OFF soft key to make your
selection, then press OK to confirm.
Vibrate and Ringer are independent
features. Adjusting one does not affect the
other.
• LOW BATTERY TONE (preset to ON)
Select this option to turn the Low Battery
warning tone on or off. Press the OFF or
ON soft key to make your selection. Press
OK to confirm your selection and return to
the HANDSET SETTINGS menu. When set
to ON, the Handset will emit a warning tone
when a Low Battery condition is detected.
• RANGE TONE (preset to ON)
Select this option to turn the Out of Range
warning tone on or off. Press the OFF or ON
soft key to make your selection. Press OK
to confirm your selection and return to the
HANDSET SETTINGS menu. When set to
ON, the Handset will emit a warning tone
whenever the Handset is taken out of range
of the Base.
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Handset Settings
Select this option to turn the Keypad tones
on or off. Press the OFF or ON soft key to
make your selection. Press OK to confirm
your selection and return to the HANDSET
SETTINGS menu. When set to ON, the
Handset will emit a beep whenever a key is
pressed.
• CONTRAST
Select this option to adjust the contrast level
of the Handset display. Use the
scroll
keys to make your selection. The Handset
display will automatically adjust as you
make your selection. Press OK to confirm
your selection and return to the HANDSET
SETTINGS menu.
• LANGUAGE (preset to English)
Select this option to change the display from
English to Spanish or French. Use the
scroll keys to select language, then press
OK to confirm your choice.
Register
REMINDER: The Handset that comes with your i 5881 Base is already
registered to it. Use this procedure to add additional Handsets (model VT 5820)
to your system.
Use this option to register a Handset to the i 5881 Base. You can register a total of
six Handsets to the Base. This process is activated automatically whenever a new
Handset is powered up in range of the i 5881 Base.
You will be prompted to enter the 15-digit Base ID code. After entering this code,
press OK. The Handset will display SEARCHING FOR BASE, and then FOUND
BASE when the process is complete. See Registration and Operation, page 12, for
details.
NOTE: Base ID codes are 15 digits long and can include the following characters:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
* , #.
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Basic Operations
• KEYPAD TONE (preset to ON)
Base Settings
Basic Operations
To access Base Settings, with the Base in the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU, scroll
down to BASE SETTINGS, then press OK. You can now access the following
setting options:
•
RINGER VOLUME
•
RINGER MELODY
•
KEYPAD TONE
•
TONE/PULSE
•
CONTRAST
•
LANGUAGE
Press CLEAR at any time to back out of Base Settings mode.
RINGER VOLUME
To adjust the Base Unit ringer volume:
•
•
•
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. RINGER
VOLUME will be highlighted. Press OK
again. You will see a graph on the Base
display indicating the relative volume setting.
Press
to lower the ringer volume.
At the lowest setting (graph is completely clear), the Base will not ring
when a call comes in.
Press
to raise the volume. At the
loudest setting, the graph is completely
shaded in.
Press OK to confirm your setting.
RINGER MELODY
There are 8 Base ringer melody choices. To
change the melody:
•
•
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. Scroll down
to RINGER MELODY.
Press OK. Use the either scroll key to
sample the melodies.
Press OK to confirm your selection.
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Base Settings
KEYPAD TONE (preset to ON)
•
•
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. Scroll
down to KEYPAD TONE.
Press OK. Choose ON or OFF.
Press OK to confirm your selection.
TONE/PULSE (preset to TONE)
If you want to change your dialing mode,
follow these steps:
•
•
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. Scroll
down to TONE/PULSE.
Press OK. Choose TONE or PULSE.
Press OK to confirm your selection.
CONTRAST
You can adjust the Base Unit LCD screen’s
contrast to suit your eyes:
•
•
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. Scroll
down to CONTRAST.
Press OK. Use the
and
scroll keys to raise and lower the
screen’s contrast.
Press OK to confirm your selection.
LANGUAGE (preset to ENGLISH)
Your display can be in English, Spanish or
French. To adjust:
•
•
•
Press MENU. Scroll down to BASE
SETTINGS, then press OK. Scroll
down to LANGUAGE.
Press OK. Scroll to the desired
language.
Press OK to confirm your selection.
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Basic Operations
Keypad tones are the ‘beeps’ you hear each
time you press a key on the Base Unit.
To turn this feature ON or OFF:
MEM (Memory)
The i 5881 can store up to 50 names/numbers in memory. Each memory location
can hold up to 32 digits and up to 16 characters for the name.
Basic Operations
When prompted to ENTER NAME, use the digit keys to ‘spell’ the name. Each press
of a particular key causes characters to be displayed in the following order:
Number Key
Characters (in order)
1
&‘,.1
2
ABCabc2
3
DEFdef3
4
GHIghi4
5
JKLjkl5
6
MNOmno6
7
PQRSpqrs7
8
TUVtuv8
9
WXYZwxyz9
0
0
*
*
#
#
Each system Handset and the Base Unit can independently store names and
numbers in memory. Adding, editing or deleting items stored in one unit does
not affect any other system Handset or the Base.
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Mem (Memory)
•
Starting from the idle screen, enter the
number you want to store in memory.
•
Be sure to include long distance codes
and pauses (using the PAUSE
softkey) if necessary. Press the MEM
softkey.
•
You will then be prompted to ENTER
NAME. Use the digit keys to ‘spell’
the name. If you make a mistake,
press the CLEAR softkey. To enter a
space press
. When finished,
press SAVE.
•
If there is space available in memory,
the number/name will be saved and
the Handset or Base will return to predial
mode.
•
If the memory is full, the Handset will
display PHONEBOOK IS FULL and
exit to pre-dial mode without saving
the entry.
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Basic Operations
To Store a Number/Name:
Mem (Memory)
Basic Operations
To Search For and Dial a Number/
Name:
•
Starting from the idle screen, press
the MEM softkey to review memory
contents.
•
Using the
softkeys
scroll through the memory contents
in alphabetical order.
•
Or, you can press the FIND softkey,
enter the first few chararcters of the
name and then press FIND to
search. If you make a mistake, press
CLEAR softkey. The closest match,
in alphabetical order, will be
displayed.
•
Once you find the entry you
want, simply press ON or
SPEAKERPHONE to dial the
number.
To Delete a Number/Name:
•
Following the first 3 steps in To
Search For and Dial a Number/
Name, locate the entry you want to
delete.
•
Press the EDIT softkey. The screen
will display:
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•
Press the DEL softkey. The screen
will display:
•
To delete this record, press THIS. The
record will be deleted, and the next
entry in the phonebook will be
displayed.
•
To delete all records in your
phonebook memory, press ALL. The
display will ask ARE YOU SURE?
•
To confirm the deletion of ALL
records, press YES. To exit without
deleting press NO.
To Edit a Number
•
Following the first 3 steps in To
Search For and Dial a Number/
Name, locate the entry you want
to edit.
•
Press the EDIT softkey twice. The
Handset will display:
•
Press NAME or NUMBER, depending
on which you want to edit.
•
Using the
softkey move the
cursor to the character you want to
edit and then enter the corrections
as needed. Press MORE to access
DEL, BACK and PAUSE/SPACE
function. When finished press the
SAVE softkey. To exit without saving
press OFF.
•
When finished, the screen will display
the edited entry.
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Basic Operations
Mem (Memory)
Handset and Base Operation
Making Calls
From the Handset
•
•
•
Press ON (or, SPEAKERPHONE
to use the Handset Speakerphone feature).
Dial the phone number.
-ORDial the phone number first; then press ON
(or SPEAKERPHONE).
Press OFF to end your call.
Answering Calls
Advanced Operations
From the Handset
• Press any key except OFF and the softkeys.
• Press OFF to end your call.
-OR• Place the Handset in charger cradle
to end your call.
Making Calls
From the Base Unit
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE. Dial the phone
number.
• Press SPEAKERPHONE to end your call.
-OR• Dial the phone number first; then press
SPEAKERPHONE.
Answering Calls
From the Base Unit
•
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE or any of the
dialing keys (0-9, * , #).
Press SPEAKERPHONE to end your call.
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Handset and Base Operation
How to Adjust the Handset Volume
The volume control is on the right edge of
or
the Handset. During a call, press the
key to adjust the listening volume to a
comfortable level. The procedure is the
same for the Handset earpiece, Headset
and Speakerphone.
Base Speakerphone Volume
NOTE: To adjust the playback volume of
the Answering System, see Adjust Playback
Volume on page 39.
Sound Select
During a call, you can adjust the quality of
the sound to best suit your hearing. Pressing
SOUND SELECT repeatedly will cycle you
through four different frequency responses:
BASS - Low Frequency
sounds enhanced
MID - Mid-Range sounds
enhanced (This is the
recommended setting for
hearing aid users)
TREBLE - High Frequency
sounds enhanced
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Advanced Operations
During an active call simply press the
or
keys to adjust the
Volume
speakerphone volume.
Handset and Base Operation
NATURAL - No frequency
enhancement (Your Handset
is preset with this selection)
The Handset will graphically display the four modes.
Mute Function
During an active call pressing either the MUTE
soft key on the Handset or the MUTE softkey on
the Base (when in Speakerphone mode), will
disable the microphone. Press MUTE again to
return to normal 2-way conversation.
Hold Function
From the Handset :
Advanced Operations
•
Press the HOLD soft key to place a call on
hold. To return to the call, press the ON (or
SPEAKERPHONE) key.
From the Base :
•
During an active call, press the HOLD softkey
to place a call on hold. The SPEAKERPHONE
LED will flash to indicate a call is on hold.
•
To return to the call, press SPEAKERPHONE.
Note: Both the Handset and Base will display CALL
ON HOLD when a call is placed on hold. However,
with Clock Mode enabled, the CALL ON HOLD alert
will be displayed on the Handset for only 5 seconds.
If a call remains on Hold for 5 minutes, your i 5881
will ring to remind you the call is being held. The
phone will display CALL ON HOLD RING BACK!
You have 30 seconds to return to the call before it is
dropped.
Flash Function
You can use your i 5881 with services such as
Call Waiting. Simply press the ON key on the
Handset or the FLASH key on the Base (when
in speakerphone mode) to flash the line.
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Handset and Base Operation
Intercom
From Base to ALL Handsets :
•
•
•
•
To page all Handsets from the Base
press the INTERCOM key. Scroll to
GLOBAL PAGE, then press OK.
Each Handset will display GLOBAL
CALL FROM BASE.
Any Handset can then answer the page,
and enter intercom mode with the
Base by pressing ON or any number
key.
To end an intercom call, press OFF on
the Handset or INTERCOM on the
Base.
•
•
•
Press the Base INTERCOM key, then
scroll to the Handset you want to call
(e.g. HANDSET 2). Press OK.
Handset 2 can then answer the intercom
call by pressing any key except OFF and
the softkeys.
To end an intercom call press OFF
on the Handset or INTERCOM on the
Base.
From Handset to Base :
•
•
•
•
Press MENU, then scroll down to
INTERCOM
Press OK. Scroll to BASE, then press
OK.
The Base will ring, then automatically
enter intercom mode.
To end the intercom call, press OFF on
the Handset or INTERCOM on the
Base.
From Handset to Handset :
•
Press MENU, then scroll down to
•
•
•
INTERCOM.
Press OK. Scroll to the desired Handset, then press OK.
The ringing Handset can respond by pressing ON or any of the number keys.
To end the intercom call, press OFF on either Handset.
Global Page from Handset
•
•
•
Press MENU, then scroll down to INTERCOM.
Press OK. Scroll to the GLOBAL PAGE, then press OK.
Any registered Handset or Base can answer the global page, thus entering
Intercom mode.
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Advanced Operations
From Base to a Specific Handset :
Handset and Base Operation
Handsfree Speakerphone Operation
Your i 5881 Handset has a built-in handsfree speakerphone. This feature allows you to
stand the Handset upright on a table or desktop and have handsfree conversations. For
more information, refer to MAKING CALLS in HANDSET AND BASE OPERATION.
Base Speakerphone Operation
The Base of your i 5881 is equipped with a full duplex speakerphone. This is a very useful
feature for handsfree conversations or conference calls at the Base Unit. For more
information, refer to MAKING CALLS in HANDSET AND BASE OPERATION.
Line in Use Indication
Advanced Operations
On the Handset :
When the telephone line is currently being
used by a i 5881 Handset or the Base, a
status message similar to this will display on
idle Handset(s):
When the telephone line is currently being
used by a parallel set (a telephone device
other than the i 5881 on the same line);
the phone icon will remain on steadily,
and EXTENSION IN USE will be displayed.
NOTE: With Clock Mode ENABLED, the
telephone icon moves to the top center
section of the screen:
On the Base :
When a i 5881 Handset is in use, LINE IN
USE will appear on the screen. When a
parallel set is in use, EXTENSION IN USE will
appear on the screen.
Low Battery Indication
When a low battery is detected, the Battery
icon will flash and a warning beep is played.
The status message LOW BATTERY will also
be displayed when the Handset is in idle mode.
To prevent an unexpected call drop, a drained
Handset battery should be replaced by a fully
charged spare battery.
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9
3
6
Handset and Base Operation
Conference Calling
The i 5881 is capable of supporting conference calls with up to two registered
Handsets, and the Base Unit.
To enter a conference call, simply access the line with two or more extensions by pressing
ON (or SPEAKERPHONE) on the Handset or SPEAKERPHONE on the Base.
and two or more extension numbers will be displayed in the
The phone icon
upper left corner of the Handset.
Transferring Calls
You can transfer calls on the i 5881 system from the Base to Handset, Handset to
Handset, or Handset to Base.
Blind Transfer
You can directly transfer any active call to another i 5881 extension
without notification by doing the following steps:
From the Handset
•
•
Press XFER. Scroll to the desired destination, then press OK.
The ringing Handset or Base can pick up the transferred call just like any
incoming call.
•
Press INTERCOM or XFER soft-key. Scroll to the desired destination, then
press OK.
•
The ringing Handset can pick up the transferred call just like any incoming call.
Announced Transfer:
You can perform an announced transfer (call and advise another extension)
of an active call by doing the following steps:
From the Handset
•
Press HOLD to place your call on hold.
•
Press MENU. Scroll to INTERCOM, then press OK.
•
Scroll to the desired destination, then press OK.
•
When the ringing Handset or Base answers, announce that there’s an active
call on hold.
•
Press OFF (on the Handset) or INTERCOM (on the Base)
•
Press ON (on the ‘destination’ Handset or SPEAKER PHONE (on the Base) to
pick up the call on hold.
From the Base
•
Press HOLD to place your call on hold.
•
Press INTERCOM.
•
Scroll to the desired destination, then press OK.
•
When the ringing Handset answers, announce that there’s an active call on hold.
•
Press OFF (on the Handset) or INTERCOM (on the Base).
•
Press ON (on the ‘destination’ Handset ) to pick up the call on hold.
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Advanced Operations
From the Base
Answering System Operation
Audible Indicators
This system gives you voice prompts for feature operations and voice confirmations
when you press a button or complete an operation.
Turn Answering System On/Off
When you supply power to the Base Unit, the
answering system is automatically turned ON.
Press ON/OFF to manually turn the system off
or on. A voice prompt will confirm your
selection. When the answering system is ON,
the light inside the button will glow steadily.
The system will operate using the default settings
and pre-recorded announcements set at the
factory, until you program the unit.
4-Way Multi-Function Selector
Use this selector for Answering System feature setup.
Press the selector Up to RECORD (announcements and memos).
Press the selector Down to CHANGE the current setting.
Press the selector to the Right to access the
feature MENU.
Press the selector to the Left for TIME/SET
(adjust the Day/Time and Confirm settings).
Set the Clock
Answering System
Operation
1
2
Make sure the answering system is on.
Press TIME/SET . The system announces
the clock setting, then announces “To
set Date and Time, press TIME/SET .”
3 Press TIME/SET .
4 Press CHANGE until the system announces
the correct day, then press TIME/SET.
5 Press CHANGE until the system announces
the correct hour, then press TIME/SET.
6 Press CHANGE until the system announces
the correct minutes, then press TIME/SET.
The system announces the current
clock setting.
• NOTE: You can press and hold CHANGE to advance the minutes in increments of ten.
About Mailboxes
This answering system has three voice mailboxes. Callers using a touch tone
phone can select the mailbox in which their messages will be recorded by pressing
1 , 2 , or 3 . All other messages will be recorded in Mailbox 1.
About Announcements
•
•
•
•
You can record up to two different announcements — one for normal answering
and one for when you’ve set the system to play the announcement only.
Use normal answering mode (Annouce Only OFF) when you want the system
to record callers’ messages. Use Announce Only mode (set to ON) when you
want to give information to callers without accepting messages.
If you choose not to record an announcement, the system answers with a prerecorded announcement.
The normal answering pre-recorded announcement says: “Hello. I’m unable
to answer your call right now. Please leave your name, number and a message
after the tone.” The Announce Only pre-recorded announcement
says: “Hello, I’m unable to answer your call right now. Please call again. Thank you.”
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Answering System Operation
•
By setting Announce Only to on or off, you decide which announcement your
callers will hear when the system answers a call (the system comes set for
normal answering, with Announce Only turned OFF). See “Set Announce
Only” on page 38 to change your announcement selection.
Record Your Announcement
ï NOTE: If you have assigned different mailboxes
to different people, be sure to tell callers in
your announcement to press 1 , 2 , or 3 to
leave a message in the appropriate mailbox.
1 Press MENU until you hear “Set Outgoing
Message”.
2 Press RECORD . After you hear “Now
recording” followed by a beep, speak
toward the Base to record an
announcement up to 90 seconds long.
3 Press any MAILBOX button to stop
recording. The system plays back your
recorded message.
To delete your announcement:
Press DELETE during announcement
playback.
The system will use the pre-recorded
announcement until you record a new one.
Example of an outgoing announcement using
the Mailbox feature:
“We can’t come to the phone right now. To leave
a message for Bob, press 1 now. To leave a
message for Sue, press 2 now. For Elmo, press
3 now. Otherwise, just wait for the beep.”
If the caller does not select a Mailbox, their
message will be saved in Mailbox 1.
Answering System Feature Setup
You can set up one feature at a time, or you
can set up a feature and then move on to
set up another feature.
1 Make sure the answering system is on.
2 Press and release MENU until you hear
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Answering System
Operation
To review your announcement at any time:
1 Press MENU until you hear “Set Outgoing
Message”.
2 Press any MAILBOX button.
Answering System Operation
the system announce the feature you want to set. Refer to the Feature
Summary chart below for a description of the features and your choices.
3 Press CHANGE to hear the current setting. Continue to press CHANGE
to adjust the current setting.
4 Press TIME/SET to confirm your setting.
5 Press MENU to move on to the next feature, or press a MAILBOX key to
exit Feature Setup.
Use the 4-Way Multi-Function Selector to program the following features. For
more information about this selector, see page 36.
FEATURE SUMMARY
Default settings indicated by * .
SYSTEM ANNOUNCES:
DESCRIPTION/DIRECTIONS:
ì Set Security codeî
Set the remote access code you will use
to access features and functions of the
answering system from a touch tone
phone. The code can be changed to any
two-digit number from 40–99.
Answering System
Operation
50*
ìSet Audible Message Alertî
Off*
On
When Message Alert is turned ON, the base
beeps once every 10 seconds when new
messages have been received.
ìSet Announce Onlyî
Off*
On
When you turn Announce Only ON, callers
hear your announcement, but cannot leave
a message.
ìSet Call Screeningî
Off
On*
When you turn Call Screening OFF, you will
not hear incoming messages as the caller
leaves them.
ìSet Number of Ringsî
2
4*
6
Toll Saver
Choose how many times the phone will ring
before the system answers a call. With Toll
Saver active, the system answers after two
rings when you have new messages and
after four rings when you have no new
messages.
• NOTE: Exit Feature Setup at any time by pressing a MAILBOX button.
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Answering System Operation
Listen to, Save & Delete Messages
The system automatically saves your messages until you delete them, and can
store approximately 25 minutes of messages, memos, and announcements (up
to a maximum of 99 messages). A message or memo can be up to 4 minutes
in length.
Before playing a message, the system announces the day and time it was received.
While the message plays, the message window displays the number of the
message. After playing the last message in a mailbox, the system announces “End
of messages.” If the system has less than five minutes of recording time left, it
announces the remaining time.
Play Messages
Press the desired M A I L B O X key to play
messages. Press again to stop playback. A
Mailbox key will flash if that mailbox contains
any unplayed messages. It will glow steadily if it
contains only previously heard messages. Press
/SKIP to skip to the next message; press and
hold /SKIP to speed up playback. Press
/
REPEAT to repeat a message; press and hold
/REPEAT to slow down playback.
Delete Messages
• Press DELETE to delete the message that’s
playing.
• To delete all messages in a mailbox, press
DELETE , then the appropriate MAILBOX
button.
• You cannot delete a message until it’s
been reviewed; deleted messages cannot
be recovered.
Adjust Playback Volume
Press VOLUME or VOLUME to adjust the
Base speaker volume while playing back
messages.
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Answering System
Operation
NOTE: If a Mailbox contains a combination of
new and old messages, you will only hear
unplayed messages; then, the system will return
to idle mode. Press the MAILBOX key again to
hear all old messages.
Answering System Operation
Call Screening/Intercept
1
2
3
Make sure the answering system is ON,
and the Call Screening feature is set to
ON. At the Base, set the message
playback volume to level loud enough to
hear the caller’s message.
If you decide to take the call, press ON (or
SPEAKERPHONE) on the Handset or
SPEAKERPHONE on the Base. The
answering system will return to the idle
mode.
If you pick up an extension phone during
the announcement and the announcement
does not stop right away, press and
release the telephone switchhook at the
extension.
Answering System
Operation
Record a Memo
You can record a memo up to four minutes
long to store as an incoming message.
1 Press and release RECORD .
2 Press a MAILBOX button to select a
mailbox for the memo. After the beep,
speak toward the microphone. The message
window displays the length of your memo.
3 To stop recording, press the MAILBOX
button again.
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Answering System Operation
MESSAGE WINDOW DISPLAY
WINDOW DISPLAYS:
WHEN:
0
No messages in any mailbox
1-98
In idle mode, the total number of messages/
memos in all mailboxes.
During message playback, the order number
of the message being played.
F
Memory is full, or total number of messages
is 99.
Counting 1 to 9 9
Duration(in seconds) of announcement or memo
recording
9 9 , flashing
Length of recording is more than 99 seconds.
1 - 8 , steadily for
Indicates volume level selected when
one second
VOLUME
40-99
Current Remote Access Code (40–99)while
setting
A
Announce Only mode
O n or O F , steadily for
Displayed when any setting is changed
one second
from on or off
CL
_
<->
<->
normal display
_
or VOLUME
is pressed
Day and Time need to be set
System is answering a call or is in remote
operation
_
_, flashing
System is in programming mode or initializing
Connect with the Answering System from a Remote Location
You can access many features of this system remotely from a touch tone phone.
1 Dial your telephone number.
2 When the system answers, enter your Remote Access Code (preset to 50).
The system beeps once and then announces the number of new messages.
3 Enter a remote command (see “Remote Access Commands” on page 42).
4 Press *0 to exit remote operation.
Voice Menu
The system has voice prompts to help you with remote operation.
Press *5 to hear the menu while remotely connected to the answering system.
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Answering System
Operation
0-99
Answering System Operation
Answering System
Operation
REMOTE ACCESS COMMANDS
FUNCTION:
COMMAND:
Play messages
in a mailbox
Press # , then enter the appropriate mailbox
number(1 , 2 , or 3 ). The system plays
new messages. If there are no new messages,
the system plays old messages.
Repeat a message
Press #4 while message is playing; each
press backs up another message.
Skip a message
Press #6 while message is playing; each
press advances another message.
Stop
Press #5 .
Save messages
Hang up.
Delete message
Press #9 while message is playing.
Review announcement
Press #7 ; system plays announcement,
then beeps.
Record announcement
Press *7 ; after beep, record announcement,
press #5 to stop.System plays back
announcement.
Record memo
Press *8 ; then mailbox number where
you want memo recorded; speak after
beep; press #5 to exit.
End remote access call
Press *0 .
Turn system off
Press #0 ; the system announces,
“Answering machine off.” Press #0 again
to turn the system back on.
Turn system on
When system is off, it answers after 10
rings and announces,“Please enter your
security code.” Enter your remote access
code.
• NOTE: If no key is pressed within 10 seconds of entering remote access code,
the voice menu will be announced. After the voice menu announcement, if no key
is pressed within 20 seconds, the remote access call will automatically end.
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Headset Operation
Your i 5881 cordless telephone 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 i 5881.
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
i 5881 Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack on the cordless
Handset. The plug should fit securely. Do not force the connection.
NOTE :
Whenever a compatible Headset is
connected to the cordless Handset,
the microphone on the Handset will
be muted. This is done to limit the effect
of background noise.
The i 5881 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 i 5881
Handset. The belt clip should snap
securely into place. Do not force the
connection.
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Additional Information
Belt Clip
Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your i 5881 cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must
be treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the Handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your
telephone if you ever need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the Handset outdoors in
the rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install your Base Unit near a sink,
bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when using electric appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many
years. Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or a mild soap. Do
not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Additional Information
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when
you are wet or standing in water. If your Base Unit should fall into water, DO
NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTILYOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE
LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the unit out by the unplugged cords.
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In Case Of Difficulty
If you have difficulty operating your phone, the suggestions below should solve the
problem. If you still have difficulty after trying these suggestions, call VTech
Communications at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Telecommunications
Canada Ltd. at 1-800-267-7377.
The Phone Doesnít 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 ‘L O W B A T T E R Y’ message
is shown, the battery pack needs charging.
No Dial Tone
•
•
First check all the suggestions above.
If you still don’t hear a dial tone, disconnect the Base Unit from the telephone
jack and connect a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone either,
the problem is in your wiring or local service. Contact your local telephone
company.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal Even When Youíre Near The
Base Unit
•
Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the Base Unit can
sometimes cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the Base Unit to
another outlet.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal When Youíre Away From The
Base Unit
•
•
You may be out of range. Either move closer to the Base, or relocate the Base
Unit.
The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the Base Unit
to another position.
•
•
•
•
Make sure you have the ringers activated. To set the ringer, see HANDSET
SETTINGS and BASE SETTINGS.
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.
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Additional Information
The Handset Does Not Ring When You Receive A Call
In Case Of Difficulty
Your Handset vibrates or shakes when a call comes in
•
It is likely that your Vibrating Handset Ringer option has been set to ON. If you’d
like to turn it off, see Handset Settings-VIBRATE CONTROL, on page 22.
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
If the unit does not seem to be
responding normally, then try putting
the Handset in the cradle. If it does not
seem to respond, do the following (in
the order listed) :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Disconnect the power to the Base.
Disconnect the Handset battery,
and spare battery pack, if
applicable.
Wait a few minutes.
Connect power to the Base.
Re-install the battery pack (s)
Watch for Handset to display :
then
Your answering system is not recording messages
ï Make sure system is turned ON (the ON/OFF key is illuminated).
Additional Information
ï
Make sure Announce Only feature is set to OFF.
You cannot hear recorded messages
ï
Using the Base volume control, raise the volume to a comfortable listening
level. As you adjust the volume the Base will display the level (1 – 8).
CL is flashing in the Base Message Window Display:
ï
You need to set the day and time. See Set the Clock, on page 36, for details.
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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 (ìMaterially Defective Productî)?
•
During the limited warranty period, VTech’s authorized service representative
will repair or replace at VTech’s option, without charge, a Materially Defective
Product. If we repair this product, we may use new or refurbished replacement
parts. If we choose to replace this product, we may replace it with a new or
refurbished product of the same or similar design. VTech will return repaired or
replacement products to you in working condition. VTech will retain defective
parts, modules, or equipment. Repair or replacement of Product, at
VTech’s option, is your exclusive remedy. You should expect the repair or
replacement to take approximately 30 days.
How long is the limited warranty period?
•
The limited warranty period for the product extends for ONE(1) YEAR from the
date of purchase if we repair or replace a Materially Defective Product under
the terms of this limited warranty. This limited warranty also applies to repaired
or replacement Products for a period of either (a) 90 days from the date the
repaired or replacement Product is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining
on the original one-year warranty; whichever is longer.
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 valid proof of purchase (see 2 below); or
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Additional Information
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
Warranty Statement
8.
Charges for installation or set up, adjustment of customer controls, and
installation or repair of systems outside the unit.
How do you get warranty service?
•
•
•
To obtain warranty service in the United States of America, call 1 800-595- 9511
for instructions regarding where to return the Product. Before calling for service,
please check the user’s manual. A check of the Product controls and features
may save you a service call.
Except as provided by applicable law, you assume the risk of loss or damage
during transit and transportation and are responsible for delivery or handling
charges incurred in the transport of Product(s) to the service location. VTech
will return repaired or replaced product under this limited warranty to you,
transportation, delivery or handling charges prepaid. VTech assumes no
risk for damage or loss of the Product in transit.
If the Product failure is not covered by this limited warranty, or proof of purchase
does not meet the terms of this limited warranty, VTech will notify you and will
request that you authorize the cost of repair 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.
2.
3.
Return the entire original package and contents including the Product to the
VTech service location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty;
Include “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the Product purchased
(Product model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
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.
Additional Information
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
Canada Ltd, 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.
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Additional Information
•
•
•
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
FCC Part 68 and ACTA
If this equipment was approved for connection to the telephone network prior to
July 23, 2001, it complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules. If the equipment was approved after that date, it complies with the Part
68 rules and with Technical Requirements for Connection of Equipment to the
Telephone Network adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments
(ACTA). We are required to provide you with the following information.
1. Product identifier and REN information
The label on the back or bottom of this equipment contains, among other
things, an identifier indicating product approval and the Ringer Equivalence
Number (REN). This information must be provided to your local telephone
company upon request. For equipment approved prior to July 23, 2001, the
product identifier is preceded by the phrase “FCC Reg No.” and the REN is
listed separately. For equipment approved after that date, the product identifier
is preceded by “US” and a colon (:), and the REN is encoded in the product
identifier without a decimal point as the sixth and seventh characters
following the colon. For example, the product identifier US:AAAEQ03T123XYZ
would indicate an REN of 0.3.
The REN is used to determine how many devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still have them ring when you are called. In most, but not
all areas, the sum of all RENs should be five (5.0) or less. You may want to
contact your local telephone company for more information.
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.
Additional Information
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
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FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations
may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operation, or procedures that
could affect the proper functioning of this product. The telephone company is
required to notify you if such changes are planned.
5.
Hearing aid compatibility
If this product is equipped with a corded or cordless handset, it is hearing aid
compatible.
6.
Programming/testing of emergency numbers
If this product has memory dialing locations, you may choose to store police,
fire department and emergency medical service telephone numbers
in these locations. If you do, please keep three things in mind:
a
We recommend that you also write the telephone number on the directory
card, so that you can still dial the emergency number manually if the
memory dialing feature doesn’t work.
b
This feature is provided only as a convenience, and the manufacturer assumes
no responsibility for customer reliance upon the memory feature.
c
Testing the emergency telephone numbers you have stored is not
recommended. However, if you do make a call to an emergency number:
• You must remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call
before hanging up.
• Programming/testing of emergency numbers should be performed
during off-peak hours, such as in the early morning or late evening,
when the emergency services tend to be less busy.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
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.
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.
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Additional Information
Notice:
FCC, ACTA 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.
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 i 5881 is designed to operate at the maximum power allowed by the FCC
and IC. This means your Handset and Base Unit can communicate only over
a certain distance - which will depend on the location of the Base Unit and
Handset, weather, and the construction and layout of your home or office.
The RBRC
R
Seal
R
The RBRC Seal on the nickel-metal-hydride battery indicates that VTech
Communications, Inc. is voluntarily participating in an industry program to collect
and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful lives, when taken out of service
within the United States and Canada.
Additional Information
The RBRC R program provides a convenient alternative to placing used
nickel-metal-hydride batteries into the trash or municipal waste,which may
be illegal in your area.
R
VTech’s participation in RBRC makes it easy for you to drop off the
spent battery at local retailers participating in the RBRC R program
or at authorized VTech product service centers. Please call 1800-8-BATTERYTM for information on Ni-MH 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.
R
RBRC is a registered trademark of Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation.
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Technical Specifications
FREQUENCY CONTROL
WEIGHT
Crystal controlled
PLL synthesizer
Handset :
138 grams
(excluding Battery Pack)
432 grams
216 grams
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
Base :
Charger :
Base :
5744.736 - 5825.952 MHz
Handset: 2401.056 - 2482.272 MHz
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Handset :
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
2.4V 1400mAh NiMH
Battery Pack
7 VDC @ 900mA
6 VDC @ 300mA
Base:
2401.056 - 2482.272 MHz
Handset : 5744.736 - 5825.952 MHz
Base :
Charger :
CHANNELS
MEMORY
95 Channels
Speed Dial: 50 Memory locations; up
to 32 digits per location
CID :
Alphanumeric Display
50 Memory locations
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at the time of use.
SIZE
SPECIFICATIONS ARE TYPICAL
AND MAY CHANGE WITHOUT
NOTICE.
Handset : 193mm x 52mm x 40mm
(including antenna)
Base :
192mm x 143mm x 91mm
Charger: 77mm x 69mm x 54mm
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Wallet Card
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Remote Access Commands
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Wallet Card
FUNCTION
PRESS
Hear Commands Menu
*5
Play Messages
In a Mailbox
#, then
1, 2, or 3
Repeat a Message
#4
Skip a Message
#6
Stop Play or Record
#5
Delete Message
#9
Review Announcement
#7
Record Announcement
*7
Record Memo
*8
Turn System Off/On
#0
End Remote Access
*0
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VTech i 5881
Digital Answering System
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○
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○
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____________________________________
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Your Remote Access Code ______
○
○
1. From a touch tone phone, dial
your telephone number.
2. When the system answers,
enter your Security (Remote
Access) Code.
3. After the system announces the
number of new messages, enter
a command.
4. To exit remote operation, press
* 0.
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Remote Operation
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Table Of Contents
Important Safety Instructions .............................................................................. 1
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 3
Parts Check List ...................................................................................................... 4
The Handset Layout ............................................................................................... 5
The Base Unit Layout ............................................................................................. 6
Getting Started ..................................................................... 7
Setup ...................................................................................................................... 7
Connecting power to Base Unit/Handset Charger ................................................ 7
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset ........................................................... 8
Charging of the Handset Battery Pack .................................................................... 8
Connecting to phone line ....................................................................................... 9
Checking for dial tone ............................................................................................ 9
Tone/Pulse selection .............................................................................................. 9
Spare Battery Charger/ Power Backup Feature ............................................. 10
Wall Mounting ..................................................................................................... 11
Registration and Operation ............................................................................... 12
Basic Operations ............................................................... 14
Handset and Base Indicators ............................................................................
Handset Icons ......................................................................................................
Handset LEDs .....................................................................................................
Base Unit Icons ....................................................................................................
Base LEDs ...........................................................................................................
Soft Menu Functions ..........................................................................................
Redial ..................................................................................................................
Handset Menu .....................................................................................................
Base Unit Menu ...................................................................................................
Set Time ...............................................................................................................
Clock Mode(preset to ON) .................................................................................
Calls Log (Caller ID) ...........................................................................................
Handset Settings ................................................................................................
Ringer Volume ....................................................................................................
Ringer Melody .....................................................................................................
Vibrate Control ....................................................................................................
Low Battery Tone ................................................................................................
Range Tone .........................................................................................................
Keypad Tone .......................................................................................................
Contrast ...............................................................................................................
Language ............................................................................................................
Register ...............................................................................................................
Base Settings .....................................................................................................
Ringer Volume ....................................................................................................
Ringer Melody .....................................................................................................
Keypad Tone .......................................................................................................
Tone/Pulse ..........................................................................................................
Contrast ...............................................................................................................
Language ............................................................................................................
MEM (Memory) ...................................................................................................
To Store a Number/Name ...................................................................................
To Search For and Dial a Number/Name .......................................................
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25
25
25
25
26
27
28
Table Of Contents
To Delete a Number/Name ................................................................................. 28
To Edit a Number ................................................................................................. 29
Advanced Operations ....................................................... 30
Handset and Base Operation ............................................................................
Making Calls ........................................................................................................
Answering Calls ..................................................................................................
How to Adjust The Handset Volume ...................................................................
Base Speakerphone Volume .................................................................................
Sound Select .......................................................................................................
Mute Function ......................................................................................................
Hold Function ......................................................................................................
Flash Function .....................................................................................................
Intercom ...............................................................................................................
Handsfree Speakerphone Operation ..................................................................
Base Speakerphone Operation ..........................................................................
Line in Use Indication ..........................................................................................
Low Battery Indication .........................................................................................
Conference Calling .............................................................................................
Transferring Calls ................................................................................................
30
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31
31
31
32
32
32
33
34
34
34
34
35
35
Answering System Operation .......................................... 36
Audible Indicators ................................................................................................
Turn Answering System On/Off ...........................................................................
4-Way Multi-Function Selector ............................................................................
Set the Clock .......................................................................................................
About Maiboxes ...................................................................................................
About Announcements ........................................................................................
Record Your Announcement ...............................................................................
Answering System Feature Setup ......................................................................
Feature Summary ................................................................................................
Listen to, Save & Delete Messages ....................................................................
Play Messages ....................................................................................................
Delete Messages .................................................................................................
Adjust Playback Volume .....................................................................................
Call Screening/Intercept ......................................................................................
Record a Memo ...................................................................................................
Message Window Display ....................................................................................
Connect with the Answering System from a Remote Location ...........................
Voice Menu ..........................................................................................................
Remote Access Commands ................................................................................
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37
37
38
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39
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40
40
41
41
41
42
Additional Information ...................................................... 43
Headset Operation .............................................................................................
Belt Clip ...............................................................................................................
Maintenance .......................................................................................................
In Case of Difficulty ............................................................................................
Warranty Statement ...........................................................................................
FCC, ACTA and IC Regulations .........................................................................
The RBRC Seal .................................................................................................
Technical Specifications ....................................................................................
R
43
43
44
45
47
49
52
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Index
Answering Calls .......................................30
Answering System Feature Setup..........37
Answering System Operation.................36
BaseUnit
Layout ......................................6
Indicators ...............................15
Settings .................................24
Menu ......................................18
Battery Pack
Installation ...............................8
Charging..................................8
Recycling (RBRC ) ...............52
Calls Log (Caller ID) .............................19
Deleting CID .... ..........................21
Dialing from CID .....................20
Save to Memory .....................21
Clock Mode ..........................................19
Setting the Time .....................18
Conference Calling ...............................35
Contrast ............................................23, 25
Deleting Names/Numbers
from Memory ..........................28
Dialing from Memory .............................28
Edit a Number .......................................29
Erasing Numbers in Redial ...................17
FCC/IC/ACTA Regulations ...................49
Flash ......................................................32
Handset
Layout ......................................5
Indicators and Icons ...............14
Menu ......................................18
Settings .................................22
Headset Operation ...............................43
Hold .......................................................32
In Case of Difficulty ..............................45
Intercom/Page ......................................33
Keypad Tone ......................................23, 25
Language .........................................23, 25
Line in Use Indication ...........................34
Listen to, Save and Delete Messages....39
Low Battery Tone ...................................22
Maintenance ..........................................44
Making Calls ..........................................30
Memory .................................................26
Message Window Display .........................41
Mute ......................................................32
Parts Check List .......................................4
Power Backup ...................................10
Range Tone ............................................22
Record a Memo..............................40
Record Your Announcement................37
Redial ....................................................16
Registration ......................................12, 23
R
Remote Access Commands....................42
Ringer
Volume ..............................22, 24
Melody ..............................22, 24
Saving Redial Numbers in Memory .......17
Set the (Answering System) Clock.........36
Setup
Base and Handset ...................7
VT5820 Accessory Handset ...12
Soft Menu Functions ............................16
Sound Select .........................................31
Speakerphone
Handset (Handsfree) .............34
Base ......................................34
Store a Name/Number in Memory .......27
Transferring Calls .................................35
Technical Specifications .........................53
Tone/Pulse Selection ............................25
Vibrate Control .....................................22
Wall Mounting .........................................11
Warranty Statement ..............................47
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTech Communications, Inc. Beaverton,
Oregon, 97008
Distributed in Canada by VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd. 7671
Alderbridge Way, Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
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