Quick start guide
EL51109
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone
with caller ID/call waiting
Installation
Install the telephone base close to a telephone jack and a power outlet not
controlled by a wall switch. For optimum range and better reception, place
the telephone base in a central and open location.
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (digital subscriber line - DSL)
through your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the
telephone line cord and the telephone wall jack (see the following page). The
filter prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL interference.
Please contact your DSL service provider for more information about DSL
filters.
Your product may be shipped with a protective sticker covering the handset or
telephone base display - remove it before use.
For customer service or product information, visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial
1 (866) 288-4268.
Avoid placing the telephone base too close to:
• Communication devices such as: television sets, VCRs, or other cordless
telephones.
• Excessive heat sources.
• Noise sources such as a window with traffic outside, motors, microwave
ovens, refrigerators, or fluorescent lighting.
• Excessive dust sources such as a workshop or garage.
• Excessive moisture.
• Extremely low temperature.
• Mechanical vibration or shock such as on top of the washing machine or
workbench.
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Battery installation & charging
Install the battery as shown on the next page. Once you have installed the
battery, the screen indicates the battery status (see table below). If necessary,
place the handset in the telephone base to charge the battery. For best
performance, keep the handset in the charger when not in use. The battery is
fully charged after 16 hours of continuous charging. See the table on the
Technical specifications page of the user's manual for battery
operating times.
If the screen is blank, you need to charge the handset without interruption for
at least 10 minutes to give the handset enough charge to use the telephone
for a short time. The screen shows LOW BATTERY and the backlight is off until
you have charged the battery without interruption for at least one hour. The
following table summarizes the battery charge indicators and actions to take.
Battery indicators
Battery status
Action
The screen is blank.
Battery has no charge
and the handset
cannot be used.
Charge without
interruption until the
screen shows LOW
BATTERY (at least 10
minutes).
The screen shows
PLACE IN CHARGER
and flashes
Battery has very little
charge and the handset
cannot be used.
Charge without
interruption until the
screen shows LOW
BATTERY (at least four
minutes).
The screen shows LOW
BATTERY and flashes.
Battery has enough
charge to be used for a
short time.
Charge without
interruption until the
screen shows HANDSET
(at least one hour).
The screen shows
HANDSET.
Battery is charged.
To keep the battery
charged, place it in the
telephone base or
charger when not in use.
NOTE: If you are on a phone call in low battery mode, you hear four short beeps
every minute.
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Battery installation & charging
CHARGE light
Step 1
Plug battery connector
securely into the socket
inside the handset battery
compartment, matching
the color-coded label.
Insert the supplied battery
with the label THIS SIDE
UP facing up as indicated.
Step 2
Align the cover flat
against the battery
compartment, then
slide it upwards
until it clicks into
place.
Step 3
Charge the handset by
placing it face up in the
telephone base. The
CHARGE light is on when
charging.
To replace the battery, press the tab and slide the
battery compartment cover downwards. Lift out the
old battery and disconnect it from the handset.
Follow the instructions above to install and charge
the new battery.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use only the supplied rechargeable battery or replacement battery (model BT8001).
To order, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com, or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
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Telephone base installation
Install the telephone as shown below. The telephone base is ready for table
use.
5. Plug the other end
of the telephone
line cord into a
telephone jack or a
DSL filter.
If you have DSL high speed
Internet service, a DSL filter
(not included) is required.
4. Plug the large end
of the AC power
adapter into a
power outlet not
controlled by a wall
switch.
Telephone line cord
1. Plug one end of
the telephone
line cord into
the telephone
jack on the
bottom of the
telephone base.
2. Plug the small
end of the AC
power adapter
into the power
jack on the
bottom of the
telephone base.
3. Route the power
adapter cord
through the slot.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1. Use only the power adapter supplied with this product. To order a replacement
power adapter, visit our website at www.telephones.att.com, or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
2. The power adapter is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount
position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into
a ceiling, under-the-table or cabinet outlet.
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Quick reference guide - handset
TCID/VOLUME
Press TCID to show caller ID
information when the phone is
not in use.
CHARGE light
The charge light is on when the
handset is charging.
Press to scroll down while in
menus. Press TVOLUME to
decrease the volume level
during a call.
SDIR/VOLUME
Press DIRS to show directory
entries when the phone is not in
use.
MENU/SELECT
Press to scroll up while in
menus. Press SVOLUME to
increase the volume level during
a call.
Press to display the menu. Once
in the menu, press to select an
item or save an entry or setting.
REDIAL/PAUSE
OFF/CLEAR
Press repeatedly to view the last
five numbers dialed.
Press and hold while the
telephone is not in use to erase
the missed calls indicator.
While entering numbers, press
and hold to insert a dialing
pause.
During a call, press to hang up.
While using menus, press to
cancel an operation, back up to
the previous menu, or exit the
menu display.
PHONE/FLASH
Press to make or answer a call.
During a call, press to answer an
incoming call when you receive
a call waiting alert.
MUTE
During a call, press to mute
microphone.
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While reviewing a call log entry,
press repeatedly to add or
remove 1 in front of the
telephone number before dialing
or saving it in the directory.
#
Press repeatedly to display
other dialing options when
reviewing a call log entry.
SPEAKER
DELETE
Press to turn on the handset
speakerphone, press again to
resume normal handset use.
While reviewing the caller ID
history, or the directory, or the
redial memory, press to delete
an individual entry.
While predialing, press to delete
digits.
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Quick reference guide - handset & telephone base
Main menu
> Highlight a menu item
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Menu
Main menu
Using menus
DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
RINGER VOLUME
RINGER TONE
KEY TONE
LCD LANGUAGE
SET DATE/TIME
CLR VOICEMAIL
HOME AREA CODE
Press SDIR or TCID to scroll
through menu items.
Press MENU/SELECT to select or
modify a highlighted item.
OFF/CLEAR to cancel
Press
an operation, back up to the
previous menu, or exit the menu
display.
VOICEMAIL indicator
IN USE indicator
Flashes when you have
new voicemail.
Voicemail service is
offered by your local
telephone company.
On when the handset is
in use.
Flashes when another
telephone is in use on
the same line.
Flashes quickly when
there is an incoming call.
HANDSET LOCATOR
Press to make handset
beep so you can locate
it.
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