Abridged user’s manual
CS6199-4/CS6199-42
DECT 6.0 cordless telephone
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Introduction
To help protect the environment, this Abridged user’s manual provides you with
basic installation and use instructions. A limited set of features are described in
abbreviated form.
Please refer to the online Complete user’s manual for a full set of installation and
operation instructions at www.vtechphones.com.
Before using this VTech product, please read Important safety instructions on
page 11 of this user’s manual.
Parts checklist
Your telephone package contains the following items. Save your sales receipt and
original packaging in the event warranty service is necessary.
Handsets (4)
Chargers and
charger adapters (3)
Telephone base
Abridged user’s manual
Telephone base
power adapter
Battery
compartment
covers (4)
Batteries (4)
Abridged user’s
manual
Telephone
line cord
Quick start guide
Quick start
guide
BC
Telephone base and charger installation
Install the telephone base and charger as shown below.
Electrical outlet
(not controlled
by a wall switch)
Telephone wall jack
A DSL filter (not
included) is required
if you have DSL highspeed Internet service.
The DSL filter must
be plugged into the
telephone wall jack.
Charger
adapter
Telephone base
power adapter
Telephone
line cord
Charger
Telephone base
Use only the power adapters and batteries supplied with this product.
To order replacements, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or call
1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or call
1 (800) 267-7377.
CAUTION:
If you subscribe to telephone service from a cable company or a VoIP service provider, contact
your cable/VoIP service provider for more information.
Battery installation
Install the battery as shown below.
. Insert the battery connector
securely into the socket.
. Place the battery with the label
THIS SIDE UP facing up and
the wires inside the battery
compartment.
3. Slide the battery compartment cover
towards the center of the handset until
it clicks into place.
4. Place the handset in the telephone
base or charger to charge.
The LCD
backlight
turns on for
10 seconds
to denote the
battery starts
to charge.
IMPORTANT:
Check for a dial tone by pressing
. If you hear a dial tone, the installation is successful.
If you do not hear a dial tone:
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Make sure the installation procedures described above are properly done.
It may be a wiring problem. If you have changed your telephone service to digital service
from a cable company or a VoIP service provider, the telephone line may need to be
rewired to allow all existing telephone jacks to work. Contact your cable/VoIP service
provider for more information.
Battery charging
Once you have installed the battery, the screen indicates the battery status. For
best performance, keep the handset in the telephone base or charger when not in
use. The battery is fully charged after 11 hours of continuous charging.
Battery indicators
Battery status
Action
The screen is blank, or
displays Put in charger
and flashes.
The battery has no or very little
charge. The handset cannot
be used.
Charge without interruption
(at least 30 minutes).
The screen displays
Low battery and flashes.
The battery has enough charge
to be used for a short time.
Charge without interruption
(about 30 minutes).
The screen displays
HANDSET X.
The battery is charged.
To keep the battery
charged, place it in the
telephone base or charger
when not in use.
Handset overview
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MENU/SELECT
• Show the menu.
• While in a menu, press to
select an item, or save an
entry or setting.
/ /VOLUME
Review the directory when
the phone is not in use.
Increase the listening volume
during a call or message
playback.
Scroll up while in a menu, or
in the directory, caller ID log
or redial list.
Move the cursor to the right
when entering numbers or
names.
OFF/CANCEL
• Hang up a call.
• Silence the ringer temporarily
while the handset is ringing.
• Press and hold to erase the
missed call indicator while the
phone is not in use.
• Press to return to the previous
menu, or press and hold to
return to idle mode, without
making changes.
REDIAL/PAUSE
• Press repeatedly to review
the redial list.
• Press and hold to insert a
dialing pause while dialing
or entering a number.
CID/ /VOLUME
• Review the caller ID log when
the phone is not in use.
• Decrease the listening volume
during a call or message
playback.
• Scroll down while in a menu,
or in the directory, caller ID log
or redial list.
• Move the cursor to the left
when entering numbers or
names.
/FLASH
• Make or answer a call.
• Answer another incoming
call during a call.
1
• Press repeatedly to add
or remove 1 in front of
the caller ID log entry
before dialing or saving
it to the directory.
• Press and hold to set or
dial your voicemail number.
QUIET#
• Press and hold to set and turn
on the quiet mode, or turn it off.
• Press repeatedly to show other
dialing options when reviewing
a caller ID log entry.
TONE
• Switch to tone dialing
temporarily during a call.
INT
• Start an intercom conversation
or transfer a call.
• Make or answer a call using
the handset speakerphone.
• During a call, press to switch
between the speakerphone and
the handset.
MUTE/DELETE
• Mute the microphone during
a call.
• Delete digits or characters
while using the dialing keys.
• Silence the ringer temporarily
while the handset is ringing.
• Delete the displayed entry
while in the directory, caller ID
log or redial list.
Dialing keys
• Enter numbers or characters.
• Answer an incoming call.
Telephone base overview
Message window
• Shows the number of
messages, and other
information of the
answering system or
telephone base.
• Press to page all system
handsets.
/REPEAT
• Press to repeat a
message.
• Press twice to play the
previous message.
VOL+ and VOL• Adjust the volume during
message playback.
• Adjust the telephone base
ringer volume when the
phone is not in use.
/SKIP
• Skip to the next
message.
ANS ON/OFF
• Turn the answering
system on or off.
X/DELETE
• Delete the playing message.
• Press twice to delete
all previously reviewed
messages when the phone
is not in use.
/ PLAY/STOP
• Play or stop playing
messages.
Using the menu
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Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Press or until the screen displays the desired feature menu.
Press SELECT.
To return to the previous menu, press CANCEL.
To return to idle mode, press and hold CANCEL.
Telephone settings
Default settings are indicated by asterisks (*).
Settings menu
Description
Options
LCD language
Set the screen display language.
English*
Français
Español
Voicemail #
Set the speed dial voicemail number.
Voicemail #
Clr voicemail
Turn off the voicemail indicators (see the note
below).
Reset VM Icon?
Key tone
Set whether the handset beeps whenever a
key is pressed.
Key tone:On*
Key tone:Off
Home area code
Set the home area code so that the caller ID
log stores only seven digits for local
telephone numbers.
Home area code
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Dial mode
Set the telephone to be touch-tone or pulse
dialing.
Touch-tone*
Pulse
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Use the Clr voicemail feature when the telephone indicates there is new voicemail
but there is none. For example, when you have accessed your voicemail while away
from home. The Clr voicemail feature only turns off the indicators; it does not delete
your voicemail messages. As long as you have new voicemail messages, your
telephone service provider continues to send the signal that turns on the indicators.
The following are some of the telephone features you may wish to set. Refer to
Telephone settings in the online Complete user’s manual for complete instructions
on setting all telephone features.
Set date and time
If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are set automatically
with each incoming call. You can also set the date and time manually.
. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
. Scroll to Set date/time and then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month (MM), date (DD) and year (YY).
Then press SELECT.
4. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour (HH) and minute (MM).
Then press or to choose AM or PM.
. Press SELECT.
Ringer volume (handset)
You can adjust the ringer volume level, or turn the ringer off.
. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
. Scroll to Ringers and then press SELECT twice.
3. Press or to sample each volume level, then press SELECT.
When the ringer volume is set to Off, the handset still rings when you press
telephone base.
on the
Telephone operation
Make a call
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Press
or
Answer a call
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Press
,
and then dial the telephone number.
or any dialing key.
End a call
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Press OFF or put the handset to the telephone base or charger.
Speakerphone
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During a call, press
to switch between speakerphone
and normal handset use.
Volume
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During a call, press VOLUME/ or VOLUME/ to adjust
the listening volume.
Mute
The mute function allows you to hear the other party but the other party cannot hear you.
. During a call, press MUTE. The screen displays Muted.
. Press MUTE again to resume the conversation. The screen displays
Microphone on briefly.
Call waiting
When you subscribe to call waiting service from your telephone service provider,
you hear an alert tone if there is an incoming call while you are already on a call.
• Press FLASH to put the current call on hold and take the new call.
• Press FLASH at any time to switch back and forth between calls.
Temporary ringer silencing
When the telephone is ringing, you can temporarily silence the ringer of that handset
without disconnecting the call. The next call rings normally at the preset volume.
• Press OFF or MUTE, then
displays and Ringer muted displays briefly.
Temporary tone dialing
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can switch from pulse to touch-tone
dialing temporarily during a call.
. During a call, press TONE .
. Use the dialing keys to enter the relevant number. The telephone sends
touch-tone signals. It automatically returns to pulse dialing mode after you end
the call.
Find handset
Use this feature to find all system handsets.
To start paging:
• Press on the telephone base. All idle handsets ring and
display ** Paging **.
To end paging:
• Press on the telephone base.
• Press
, , OFF or any dialing key on a handset.
• Place the handset in the telephone base or charger.
Do not press and hold for more than four seconds. It
may lead to handset deregistration. If To register HS...
and ...see manual displays alternately on the handset,
refer to Troubleshooting to register the handset to the
telephone base.
Redial list
Each handset stores the last 10 telephone numbers dialed. When there are already
10 entries, the oldest entry is deleted to make room for the new entry.
To review and dial a number from the redial list:
. Press REDIAL when the phone is not in use.
. Press , or REDIAL repeatedly until the desired entry displays.
3. Press
or
to dial.
To delete a redial entry:
When the desired redial entry displays, press DELETE.
Join a call in progress
You can use up to two system handsets at a time on an outside call.
• When a handset is on a call, press or
on another handset to join the call.
• Press OFF or place the handset in the telephone base or charger to exit the
call. The call continues until both handsets hang up.
Intercom
Use the intercom features for conversations between two handsets.
. Press INT on your handset when not in use. Use the dialing keys to enter a
destination handset number.
. To answer the intercom call, press
,
, INT or any dialing key on the
destination handset.
3. To end the intercom call, press OFF or place the handset back in the telephone
base or charger.
Answer an incoming call during an intercom call
If you receive an outside call during an intercom call, there is an alert tone.
• To answer the outside call, press
. The intercom call ends automatically.
• To end the intercom call without answering the outside call, press OFF. The
intercom call ends and the telephone continues to ring.
Call transfer using intercom
Use the intercom feature to transfer an outside call to another system handset.
. During a call, press INT. Use the dialing keys to enter a destination handset number.
. To answer the intercom call, press
, , INT or any dialing key on the
destination handset. The outside call is now on hold and both handsets display
Intercom. You can have a private conversation with the destination handset.
3. From this intercom call, you have the following options:
• You can let the destination handset join you on the outside call in a
three-way conversation. Press and hold INT on the originating handset.
• You can transfer the call. Press OFF, or place your handset back in the
telephone base or charger. Your handset displays Transferred. The
destination handset then automatically connects to the outside call.
• You can press INT to switch between the outside call (Outside call displays)
and the intercom call (Intercom displays).
• The destination handset can end the intercom call by pressing OFF, or by
placing the handset back in the telephone base or charger. The outside call continues with the originating handset.
Directory
The directory can store up to 50 entries which are shared by all system handsets.
To add a directory entry:
. Enter the number (up to 30 digits) when the phone is not in use then press
SELECT. Then go to Step 3.
-ORWhen the phone is not in use, press MENU then scroll to Directory, and then press MENU twice.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the number (up to 30 digits).
-ORCopy a number from the redial list by pressing REDIAL and then press , or
REDIAL repeatedly to select a number. Press SELECT to copy the number.
3. Press SELECT to move on to enter the name.
4. Use the dialing keys to enter the name (up to 15 characters). Additional key
presses show other characters of that particular key.
. Press SELECT to store the entry.
While entering names and numbers, you can:
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a digit or character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase the entire entry.
• Press or to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press and hold PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (for entering numbers only).
• Press 0 to add a space (for entering names only).
To review and dial a number from the directory:
Entries are sorted alphabetically.
. Press
when the phone is not in use.
. Scroll to browse through the directory, or use the dialing keys to start a
name search.
3. When the desired entry appears, press
or
to dial.
To edit a directory entry:
. When the desired entry displays, press SELECT.
. Use the dialing keys to edit the number, then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to edit the name, then press SELECT.
To delete a directory entry:
. When the desired entry displays, press DELETE.
. When the handset displays Delete contact?, press SELECT.
Speed dial
You can copy up to nine directory entries into the speed dial locations (0 and 2-9)
so that you can dial these numbers more quickly.
To assign a speed dial entry:
. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
. Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Speed dial, then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to a desired speed dial location, then press SELECT.
. Scroll to a desired directory entry, then press SELECT.
To dial a speed dial entry:
• Press and hold a dialing key (0 or 2-9) to dial the number stored in the
corresponding location.
To delete a speed dial entry:
. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
. Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Speed dial, then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to a desired speed dial location, then press DELETE. The handset
displays Clear SD #X? Then press SELECT.
Caller ID
This product supports caller ID services provided by most telephone service
providers. Depending on your service subscription, you may see the caller’s name,
number, date and time of calls that are sent by your telephone service provider after
the first or second ring.
Caller ID log
The caller ID log stores up to 50 entries. If you answer a call before the caller ID
information displays, it will not be saved in the caller ID log.
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The handset displays XX missed calls when you have incoming calls that have
not been answered.
If you want to erase the missed call indicator, press and hold CANCEL on the
idle handset.
To review and dial a number in the caller ID log:
. Press CID when the phone is not in use.
. Scroll to browse through the caller ID log. When the desired entry appears:
• Press # repeatedly to show different dialing options.
• Press 1 repeatedly if you need to add or remove 1 in front of the
telephone number.
3. Press
or
to dial.
To save a caller ID log entry to the directory:
. When the desired caller ID log entry displays, press SELECT.
. Use the dialing keys to modify the number, if necessary. Then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to modify the name, if necessary. Then press SELECT.
To delete caller ID log entries:
• Delete an entry: When the desired caller ID log entry displays, press DELETE.
• Delete all entries: Press MENU when the phone is not in use. Scroll to
Caller ID log and then press SELECT. Scroll to Del all calls then press
SELECT twice.
About answering system and voicemail
Your telephone has separate indicators for two different types of voice messages:
those left on the built-in answering system and those left at your telephone service
provider’s voicemail. Each alerts you to new messages differently.
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If XX new messages displays on the handsets and the message
window on the telephone base flashes, there are messages recorded on
the built-in answering system. It can record and store up to 99 messages,
depending on the length of each message. Each message can be up to
3 minutes in length. The total storage capacity for the announcement,
messages and memos is approximately 14 minutes.
If
and New voicemail display on the handsets, your telephone service
provider is indicating that it has new voicemail for you. Contact your telephone
service provider for more information on how to access your voicemail.
Answering system settings
Default settings are indicated by asterisks (*).
Settings menu
Description
Options
Call screening
Set whether you hear the callers while they
are leaving messages to you.
Screening: On*
Screening: Off
# of rings
Set the number of times the telephone rings
before the answering system answers.
3*; 2; Toll saver;
6; 5; 4;
Remote code
Set a two-digit security code to access the
answering system remotely from any touchtone telephone.
19*
Msg alert tone
Set whether the telephone beeps every
10 seconds to alert you of new messages.
Tone: Off*
Tone: On
Recording time
Set the recording time for each incoming
message.
3 minutes*
2 minutes
1 minute
Set number of rings
You can set the answering system to answer an incoming call after two, three,
four, five or six rings; or toll saver. If you choose toll saver, the answering system
answers a call after two rings when you have new messages, or after four rings
when you have no new messages.
. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
. Scroll to Answering sys and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ans sys setup and then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to # of rings and then press SELECT.
. Press or to choose 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or Toll saver and then press SELECT.
Record your own announcement
You can use the preset announcement to answer calls, or replace it with your own
recorded announcement. The announcement can be up to 90 seconds in length.
. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
. Scroll to Answering Sys then press SELECT twice.
3. The handset announces, “To play, press 2. To record, press 7.”
Then press 7 to record.
4. The handset announces, “Record after the tone. Press 5 when you are done.”
After the tone, speak towards the handset microphone.
. Press 5 when done.
Answering system operation
Turn the answering system on or off
The answering system must be turned on to answer and record messages.
• Press ANS ON/OFF on the telephone base to turn the built-in answering
system on or off.
Message playback at the telephone base
Press
/PLAY when the phone is not in use.
Options during playback:
• Press VOL+ or VOL- to adjust the speaker volume.
• Press /SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT to repeat the message currently playing. Press /REPEAT
twice to listen to the previous message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the current message. The system advances to the
next message.
• Press
/STOP to stop.
Delete all messages at the telephone base
Press X/DELETE twice when the phone is not in use.
Call intercept
If you want to talk to the person whose message is being recorded, press
on the handset.
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Troubleshooting
If you have difficulty with your telephone, please try the suggestions below.
For customer service, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or
call 1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or
call 1 (800) 267-7377.
My telephone does not work at all.
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Make sure the battery is installed and charged correctly. For optimum daily performance,
return the handset to the telephone base or charger after use.
Make sure the power adapter is securely plugged into an outlet not controlled by a
wall switch.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the telephone base and the
wall jack.
Unplug the electrical power to the telephone base. Wait for approximately 15 seconds, then
plug it back in. Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset and telephone base
to synchronize.
Charge the battery in the handset for up to 11 hours.
If the battery is completely depleted, charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before use.
Remove the battery and then install it again. If that still does not work, it may be necessary
to purchase a new battery.
Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a working
telephone. If the other telephone does not work, the problem is probably in the wiring or the
telephone service. Contact your telephone service provider.
I cannot dial out.
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Try all the above suggestions.
Make sure there is a dial tone before dialing. It is normal if the handset takes a second or
two to synchronize with the telephone base before producing a dial tone. Wait an extra
second before dialing.
If other telephones in your home are having the same problem, the problem is in the wiring
or telephone service. Contact your telephone service provider (charges may apply).
Eliminate any background noise. Mute the cordless handset before dialing, or dial from
another room in your home with less background noise.
The answering system does not answer after the correct number of rings.
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Make sure the answering system is on. When the answering system is on, the
ANS ON/OFF light on the telephone base should be lit and ANS ON should display on
the handsets.
If toll saver is selected, the number of rings changes to two when there are new
messages waiting.
If the memory is full or if the answering system is off, the answering system answers after
10 rings.
In some cases, the answering system is affected by the ringing system used by your
telephone service provider.
If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so that your answering
system answers before your voicemail answers. To determine how many rings activate
your voicemail, please contact your telephone service provider.
If there is a fax machine connected to the same telephone line, try disconnecting the
fax machine. If that solves the problem, consult your fax machine documentation for
information on compatibility with answering systems.
The answering system does not record messages.
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Make sure the answering system is on.
When the answering machine memory is full, it does not record new messages until some
old messages are deleted.
If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so that your answering
system answers before your voicemail answers. To determine how many rings activate
your voicemail, please contact your telephone service provider.
If there is a fax machine connected to the same telephone line, try disconnecting the
fax machine. If that solves the problem, consult your fax machine documentation for
information on compatibility with answering systems.
The messages on the answering system are incomplete.
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If a caller leaves a very long message, part of it may be lost when the answering system
disconnects the call after the preset recording time.
If the memory on the answering system becomes full during a message, the answering system
stops recording and disconnects the call.
If the caller’s voice is very soft, the answering system may stop recording and disconnect the call.
I have accidentally set my LCD language to Spanish or French, and I don’t
know how to change it back to English.
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While the phone is not in use, press MENU once then enter 364#.
While on a call, press MENU once then enter 364#. Then press OFF to exit the menu.
To register HS... and ...see manual appear alternately on the handset and it
does not work at all.
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The handset may be deregistered from the telephone base. Follow the steps below to register the
handset to the telephone base.
1. Place the non-registered handset in the telephone base.
2. Wait for about 10 seconds. The handset shows Registering... and then Registered
briefly. You hear a confirmation tone when the registration process completes.
Common cure for electronic equipment.
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If the telephone is not responding normally, put the cordless handset in the telephone base.
If it does not respond, try the following (in the order listed):
1. Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
2. Disconnect the battery on the cordless handset.
3. Wait a few minutes before connecting power to the telephone base.
4. Install the battery again and place the cordless handset in the telephone base.
5. Wait for the cordless handset to synchronize with the telephone base.
Allow up to one minute for this to take place.
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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:
. Read and understand all instructions.
. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water such as near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub or a
swimming pool, or in a wet basement or shower.
. Do not place this product on an unstable table, shelf, stand or other unstable surfaces.
. Slots and openings in the back or bottom of the telephone base and handset are provided for ventilation.
To protect them from overheating, these openings must not be blocked by placing the product on a soft
surface such as a bed, sofa or rug. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register. This product should not be placed in any area where proper ventilation is not provided.
. 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 in your home or office, consult your dealer or local
power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product where the cord may be
walked on.
9. Never push objects of any kind into this product through the slots in the telephone base or handset
because they may touch dangerous voltage points or create a short circuit. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
0. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to an authorized service
facility. Opening or removing parts of the telephone base or handset other than specified access doors
may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause electric shock
when the product is subsequently used.
. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords.
. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to an authorized service facility under the
following conditions:
• When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
• If liquid has been spilled onto the product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operation instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and often requires extensive work by an authorized technician to restore the
product to normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped and the telephone base and/or handset has been damaged.
• If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
3. Avoid using a telephone (other than cordless) during an electrical storm. There is a remote risk of electric
shock from lightning.
4. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. Under certain circumstances, a
spark may be created when the adapter is plugged into the power outlet, or when the handset is replaced
in its cradle. This is a common event associated with the closing of any electrical circuit. The user should
not plug the phone into a power outlet, and should not put a charged handset into the cradle, if the
phone is located in an environment containing concentrations of flammable or flame-supporting gases,
unless there is adequate ventilation. A spark in such an environment could create a fire or explosion.
Such environments might include: medical use of oxygen without adequate ventilation; industrial gases
(cleaning solvents; gasoline vapors; etc.); a leak of natural gas; etc.
. Only put the handset of your telephone next to your ear when it is in normal talk mode.
. The power adapters are 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Precautions for users of implanted cardiac pacemakers
Cardiac pacemakers (applies only to digital cordless telephones):
Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR), an independent research entity, led a multidisciplinary evaluation
of the interference between portable wireless telephones and implanted cardiac pacemakers. Supported by
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, WTR recommends to physicians that:
Pacemaker patients
• Should keep wireless telephones at least six inches from the pacemaker.
• Should NOT place wireless telephones directly over the pacemaker, such as in a breast pocket, when it
is turned ON.
• Should use the wireless telephone at the ear opposite the pacemaker.
WTR’s evaluation did not identify any risk to bystanders with pacemakers from other persons using
wireless telephones.
Operating range
This cordless telephone operates with the maximum power allowed by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). Even so, this handset and telephone base can communicate over only a certain distance
- which can vary with the locations of the telephone base and handset, the weather, and the layout of your
home or office.
When the handset is out of range, the handset displays Out of range or no pwr at base.
If there is a call while the handset is out of range, it may not ring, or if it does ring, the call may not connect well
when you press
. Move closer to the telephone base, then press
to answer the call.
If the handset moves out of range during a telephone conversation, there may be interference. To improve
reception, move closer to the telephone base.
ECO mode
This power conserving technology reduces power consumption for optimal battery performance. The ECO
mode activates automatically whenever the handset is synchronized with the telephone base.
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Energy-saving charging mode
When this mode is activated, all telephone functions, except handset battery charging, will be disabled.
To activate the energy-saving charging mode:
1. Unplug the telephone base power adapter from the power outlet. Make sure all handsets are plugged with
charged batteries before proceeding.
2. While you press and hold , plug the telephone base power adapter back to the power outlet.
3. The Message window flashes. After about 30 seconds, release and then press it again within
2 seconds.
When the phone successfully enters the energy-saving charging mode, the Message window turns
off after about 3 seconds and all handsets display To register HS... and ...see manual alternately.
When the phone fails to enter this mode, repeat Step 1 through Step 3 above.
Note: The telephone base will be powered up as normal if you fail to press within 2 seconds in Step 3.
To deactivate the energy-saving charging mode:
1. Unplug the telephone base power adapter from the power outlet, then plug it back in. Then the telephone
base is powered up as normal.
2. Register your handsets back to the telephone base. See the online Complete user’s manual at
www.vtechphones.com for handset registration instructions.
Maintenance
Taking care of your telephone
Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must be treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your telephone if you ever need
to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the handset outdoors in the rain, or handle it with
wet hands. Do not install the telephone base near a sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment. For your own safety,
take caution when using electrical 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 mild soap. Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you are wet or standing in
water. If the telephone base should fall into water, DO NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE
POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE LINE CORD FROM THE WALL. Then remove the telephone by the
unplugged cords.
About cordless telephones
• Privacy: The same features that make a cordless telephone convenient create some limitations.
Telephone calls are transmitted between the telephone base and the cordless handset by radio
waves, so there is a possibility that the cordless telephone conversations could be intercepted by radio
receiving equipment within range of the cordless handset. For this reason, you should not think of
cordless telephone conversations as being as private as those on corded telephones.
• Electrical power: The telephone base of this cordless telephone must be connected to a working
electrical outlet. The electrical outlet should not be controlled by a wall switch. Calls cannot be made
from the cordless handset if the telephone base is unplugged, switched off or if the electrical power
is interrupted.
• Potential TV interference: Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause
interference to televisions and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, do not place the
telephone base of the cordless telephone near or on top of a TV or VCR. If interference is experienced,
moving the cordless telephone farther away from the TV or VCR often reduces or eliminates
the interference.
• Rechargeable batteries: Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to create a short circuit with
conducting material such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and
cause harm. Observe proper polarity between the battery and the battery charger.
• Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries: Dispose of these batteries in a safe manner. Do not
burn or puncture the battery. Like other batteries of this type, if burned or punctured, they could release
caustic material which could cause injury.
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The RBRC seal
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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.
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The RBRC 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.
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VTech’s participation
in RBRC makes it easy for you to drop off the spent battery at local retailers participating
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in the RBRC program or at authorized VTech product service centers. Please call 1 (800) 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.
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RBRC is a registered trademark of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
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Limited warranty
What does this limited warranty cover?
The manufacturer of this VTech Product warrants to the holder of a valid proof of purchase (“Consumer” or
“you”) that the Product and all accessories provided in the sales package (“Product”) are free from defects
in material and workmanship, pursuant to the following terms and conditions, when installed and used
normally and in accordance with the Product operating instructions. This limited warranty extends only to the
Consumer for Products purchased and used in the United States of America and Canada.
What will VTech do if the Product is not free from defects in materials and workmanship during the
limited warranty period (“Materially Defective Product”)?
During the limited warranty period, VTech’s authorized service representative will repair or replace at
VTech’s option, without charge, a Materially Defective Product. If we repair the Product, we may use new
or refurbished replacement parts. If we choose to replace the Product, we may replace it with a new or
refurbished Product of the same or similar design. We will retain defective parts, modules, or equipment.
Repair or replacement of the Product, at VTech’s option, is your exclusive remedy. VTech will return the
repaired or replacement Products to you in working condition. 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 VTech
repairs or replaces a Materially Defective Product under the terms of this limited warranty, this limited
warranty also applies to the repaired or replacement Product for a period of either (a) 90 days from the date
the repaired or replacement Product is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining on the original one-year
warranty; whichever is longer.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Product that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other physical damage, improper
installation, abnormal operation or handling, neglect, inundation, fire, water or other liquid intrusion; or
2. Product that has been damaged due to repair, alteration or modification by anyone other than an
authorized service representative of VTech; or
3. Product to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal conditions, network reliability, or
cable or antenna systems; or
4. Product to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non-VTech accessories; or
5. Product whose warranty/quality stickers, product serial number 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 of America or
Canada, or used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not limited to Products used for
rental purposes); or
7. Product returned without a valid proof of purchase (see item 2 below); or
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 USA, please visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or call
1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
NOTE: Before calling for service, please review the user’s manual - a check of the Product’s 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 the Product(s) to the service location.
VTech will return repaired or replaced Product under this limited warranty. Transportation, delivery or handling
charges are 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 prior to any further repair activity.
You must pay for the cost of repair and return shipping costs for the repair of Products that are not covered by
this limited warranty.
What must you return with the Product to get warranty service?
1. Return the entire original package and contents including the Product to the VTech service location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty; and
2. Include a “valid proof of purchase” (sales receipt) identifying the Product purchased (Product model) and
the date of purchase or receipt; and
3. Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and telephone number.
Other limitations
This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and VTech. It supersedes all other
written or oral communications related to this Product. VTech provides no other warranties for this Product.
The warranty exclusively describes all of VTech’s responsibilities regarding the Product. There are no other
express warranties. No one is authorized to make modifications to this limited warranty and you should not
rely on any such modification.
State/Provincial Law Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights,
which vary from state to state or province to province.
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 the date of purchase.
Some states/provinces 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/provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase.
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FCC, ACTA and IC regulations
FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class B digital device under
Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These requirements are intended 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 to 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 on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation. Privacy of communications may not be ensured
when using this telephone.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio frequency energy that can
be safely absorbed by a user or bystander according to the intended usage of the product. This product has
been tested and found to comply with the FCC criteria. The handset may be safely held against the ear of the
user. The telephone base shall be installed and used such that parts of the user’s body other than the hands
are maintained at a distance of approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Part 68 and ACTA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and with technical requirements adopted by the
Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). The label on the back or bottom of this equipment
contains, among other things, a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. This identifier must be
provided to your telephone service provider upon request.
The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to premises wiring and the telephone network must comply
with 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 the installation instructions in the user’s manual.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine how many devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still have them ring when you are called. The REN for this product is encoded as the 6th
and 7th characters following the US: in the product identifier (e.g., if ## is 03, the REN is 0.3). In most, but
not all areas, the sum of all RENs should be five (5.0) or less. For more information, please contact your
telephone service provider.
This equipment may not be used 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 service
provider or a qualified installer.
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.
If this equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone service provider may temporarily
discontinue your telephone service. The telephone service provider 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 service provider is required to inform you of
your right to file a complaint with the FCC. Your telephone service provider may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operation, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of this product. The telephone
service provider is required to notify you if such changes are planned.
If this product is equipped with a corded or cordless handset, it is hearing aid compatible.
If this product has memory dialing locations, you may choose to store emergency telephone numbers
(e.g., police, fire, medical) in these locations. If you do store or test emergency numbers, please:
Remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call before hanging up.
Perform such activities in off-peak hours, such as early morning or late evening.
Industry Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The term ‘’IC:‘’ before the certification/registration number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 1.0. The REN is an indication of
the maximum number of devices 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 RENs
of all the devices does not exceed five.
This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
Technical specifications
Frequency control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit frequency
Handset: 1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Telephone base: 1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Channels
5
Nominal effective range
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at the time of use.
Power requirements
Handset: 2.4V Ni-MH battery
Telephone base: 6V DC @ 400mA
Charger: 6V AC @ 300mA
Memory
Handset directory:
50 memory locations; up to 30 digits and 15 characters
Handset caller ID log:
50 memory locations; up to 24 digits and 15 characters
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