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CORDLESS PHONE
MODEL VT 1900
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VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Is a trademark of VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.., a member
of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTECH Communications, 8770 SW Nimbus Avenue /
Beaverton, Oregon, 97008.
Distributed in Canada by VTECH Electronics Canada Ltd., Suite 200 - 7671 Alderbridge
Way Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 1996 for VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD..
91-4032-10-00
ISSUE 0
VT 1900
Page
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INTRODUCTION
SPECIAL FEATURES
PARTS CHECK LIST
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2
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5
FCC AND IC REGULATIONS .........................................................................................
6
THE HANDSET LAYOUT
THE BASESET LAYOUT
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION ............................................................................9
REPLACING THE HANDSET PACK.................................................................................
11
GETTING STARTED ........................................................................................................
12
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE ..........................................................................................
16
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17
SPEED DIAL MEMORY
Memory Storing ................................................................................................................
17
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Memory Dialing .................................................................................................................
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Quick Memory Dialing .......................................................................................................
Using Redial....................................................................................................
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BASIC OPERATION
18
Making Calls ......................................................................................................................
18
Disconnecting ....................................................................................................................
18
Extension in use Indicator ................................................................................................ 18
Volume Controls ................................................................................................................
18
Flash ..................................................................................................................................
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Redial .................................................................................................................................
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Hold ..................................................................................................................................... 18
Mute ................................................................................................................................... 18
Ringer Mute .......................................................................................................................
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Page ................................................................................................................................... 18
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ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
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Temporay Tone ................................................................................................................. 19
Programming The Ringer ................................................................................................... 19
Changing Ringer Types ..................................................................................................... 19
Turning Off The Ringer ...................................................................................................... 20
Checking The Ringer Type ..................................................................................................
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MEMORY DIALING
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Storing Speed Dial Numbers ............................................................................................ 21
Memory Dialing .................................................................................................................. 21
Quick Memory Dialing ...................................................................................................... 21
Storing Numbers Using Redial ......................................................................................... 22
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Dialing From Memory ........................................................................................................
23
Changing Stored Numbers ...............................................................................................
23
Deleting Stored Numbers .................................................................................................
Storing Special Codes ......................................................................................................
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OUT OF RANGE INDICATION ..........................................................................................
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IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY .................................................................................................
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WARRANTY ......................................................................................................................
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TECHICAL SPECIFICATIONS ..........................................................................................
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MAINTENANCE
Congratulations! You have purchased
one of the most sophisticatedcordless
telephones on the market! The VTech
VT1900 has been designed to offer a
new standard in cordless telephone
technology.
Unlike most other cordless phones, the
VTech VT1900 digitizes your voice
using advanced ADPCM digital voice
coding to provide noise and distortion
free performance. In most conditions
you will not be able to tell you are using
a cordless phone. Gone are the
annoyances of static, interference and
having to listen to other people's
conversationson your cordless phone.
The VTech VT1900 scrambles your
voice before it transmits it. This allows
you the security of knowingthat no one
can tune in and eavesdrop on your
conversations.
With the VTech VT1900 the user can
easily answer a call on the handset by
simply pressing any key other than the
OFF, MUTE or Volume Keys. This is
very useful in a dark environment, so
that the user does not have to fumble
around looking for the PHONE key to
answer the call.
The VTech VT1900 also provides a
one-way Pagelfind. Pressingthe base
PAGE key will cause the handset to
ring in a manner which distinguishes
it from normal incoming ringing. This
can be used to alert the handset user
or to simply locate the handset in the
event that it is misplaced.
The VTech VT1900 uses special
memory in both the base and handset
which is not susceptible to power
failures. This provides permanent
storage of all speed dial numbers, as
well as the base and handset security
codes.
When a spare battery is installed in the
base unit, the VTech VT1900 uses this
battery to provide operational backup
in case of power failure. In this way
you have access to all normal phone
functions during a total power outage.
Calls can still be placed and received
without interruption. More than 5 hours
backup will be possible with a fully
charged battery in the base unit.
The VTech VT1900 also informs you
that another extension is currently offhook on the same phone line. The
phone will also alert you when you are
Out of Range even when you're not
using the phone!
SPECIAL FEATURES
900 MHz Operation
Fully Digital Link between Handset
and Base with ADPCM voice coding
Digitally-Scrambled
Voice
Communication
20 location Programmable Memory
for 20 Digit Phone Number
Quick MEM - automatically dials a
designated number at the touch of
a single key
10 Channel Operation with auto
channel selection
Out-of-Range indication while the
handset is in use or in standby
mode
Removable handset battery pack
Spare battery charger in the base
unit
Complete battery back-up in case
of power failure (with spare battery
installed in base)
Easy answer - When the phone
rings simply press any key other
than OFF, MUTE, or the Volume
Keys on the handset to answer
Auto hang up when returning the
handset to the base cradle
Extension in .use indicator
24 Bit Digital Security Code for
16.8 million combinations
DTMF and Pulse Dialing
Low Battery Detect and Warning
indicator
Handset Power Saving for 7 days
Standby time
7.0 Hours continuous talk time
Volume Adjust on Handset
REDIAL, HOLD, PAGE and MUTE
Hearing-Aid Compatible Receiver
Detachable power supply Nonvolatile storage of security code
and speed dial memories
Programmable Ringer Types
This manual is designed to make you
familiar with the VTech VT1900. We
strongly recommend you read the
manual before using your phone.
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Parts Check List
1. Base unit, Handset and AC adapter
2. One-Line Telephone Cord
3. Battery Pack
4. Mounting screws for wall mounting
5. Wall mount accessory
To purchase replacement battery
packs, call VTECH Communications at
1-800-624-5688. In Canada, call
VTECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
HANDSET UNlT CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
ANTENNA
VOLUME UP & DOWN
\
LOW BAlTERYiMUTE
INDICATOR
PHONE INDICATOR
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HOLD KEY
OFF KEY
u
WALL MOUNTING
BRACKET
PHONE KEY
DIALING KEYS (0-9)
BATERY COMPARTMENT
HANDSET
\
BASE UNlT
TONE (Temporary Tone)
REDIAL
\
FLASH
MUTE
AC POWER ADAPTOR
SPEED DIAL INDEX
BATTERY PACK
QUICK MEMORY
PROGRAM
MEMORY
WALL MOUNTING
SCREWS and CAPS
CHARGING CONTACTS
TELEPHONE LINE CORD
MAIN FEATURES ON HANDSET
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BASE UNIT CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
This equipment complies with Parts 15
and 68ofthe ~ederal
Communications
Commission (FCC) rules for the United
States. lt alsocomplies 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 interferencethat
may cause undesired operation of the
device.
A label is located on the underside of
the base unit containing eitherthe 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.
- TONEIPULSE
AC POWER JACK
PHONE CORD JACK
This equipment is compatible with
inductively coupled hearing aids.
ANTENNA
BAlTERY CHARGE
INDICATOR
Should you experience trouble with
this telephone equipment, please
contact:
IN USE INDICATOR
HANDSET CHARGE
INDICATOR
POWER INDICATOR
MEMORY DIALING CARD
PAGE KEY
BATTERY COMPARTMENT
MODEL Wl9W
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CHARGING CONTACTS
MAIN FEATURES ON BASE UNlT
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VTECH COMMUNICATIONS
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-624-5688.
In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at
1-800-267-7377.
For repairlwarranty information. The
telephone company may ask you to
disconnectthis equipmentfrom 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 responsiblefor compliances 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 radiorrV technician
for help.
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect
your cordless telephone to the
nationwide telephone network through
a modular telephone jack (USOC
RJIIC, R J I l W or RJ14).
Your telephone company may
discontinue your service if your
equipment causes harm to the
telephone network. They will notify you
in advanceof disconnection, if possible.
During notification,you will be informed
of your right to file a complaint with the
FCC.
Occasionally,yourtelephonecompany
may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operation, or procedures
that could affect the operation of your
equipment. If so, you will be given
advance notice of the change to give
you an opportunity to maintain
uninterrupted service.
The base unit contains no user
serviceable parts.
The handset
contains a user replaceable battery
pack.
If it is determined that your telephone
equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC
requires that it not be used and that
it 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 or by others
who may be authorized by the FCC.
For repair procedures, follow the
instructions outlined under the VTECH
Limited Warranty.
This equipment may not be used on
coin service provided by the phone
company or Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the
number of devices you may connect
to your telephone line and still enable
the devices to ring when you receive
a call. The general rule is that the REN
value should not exceed 5.OA total;
however, contact your local telephone
company for the specific number in
your area.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in
Canada.
Notice:The LOAD NUMBER (LN)
assigned to each terminal
device denotesthe percentage
of thetotal loadto beconnected
to a telephone loop which is
used by the device, to prevent
overloading. The termination
of a loop may consist of any
combinationof devices subject
only to the requirementthat the
sum of the load numbers of all
devices not exceed 100.
Notice:Tbe Industry Canada label
identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that
the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network
protective, operational and
safety requirements. The
Department
does
not
guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user's
satisfaction.
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
maintenancefacility 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 requestthe userto 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 VTech VT1900 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.
If you move the handset out of range
during a phone conversation, you will
hear an 'Out of Range' tone to tell you
to move closer to the base. If you do
not move within range within 25
seconds the call is automatically
disconnected.
If you move out of range when the
handset is in standby mode, it will give
an 'Out of Range' tone to tell you that
the handset will not be able to receive
or place calls.
When using your telephone
equipment, basic safety precautions
shouldalways be followedto reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock and
injury to persons, including the
following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Read and
instructions.
understand
7. This product should be operated
12. Unplug this product from the wall
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.
outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under
the following condition:
all
Followall warnings and instructions
marked on the product.
Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
Do not use this product near water,
for example, near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub,
in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool.
Do not place this product on
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
telephone may fall, causingserious
damage to the telephone.
Slots and openings in the cabinet
and the backor bottom are provided
for ventilation, to protect it from
overheating, these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never 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 placedin a built-ininstallation
unless proper ventilation is
provided.
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. Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result
in the risk of fire or electric shock.
10.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.
11.To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not disassemble this product,
but take it to a qualified service
personnel when some service or
repair work is required. Opening or
removing covers may expose you
to dangerous voltages or other
risks. Incorrect reassembly can
cause electric shock when the
appliance is subsequently used.
A. When the power supply cord 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.
If the product does not operate
normally by followingthe operating
instructions. Adjust only those
controls, that are covered by the
operating instructions because
improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore
the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped
or the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
13. Do not use the telephone to report
a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR INJURY TO PERSONS
BY BATTERY, READ AND FOLLOW
THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
1. Use only the appropriate type and
size battery pack specified in the
instruction manual provided for this
product.
2. Do not dispose of the battery pack
in a fire. The cell may explode.
Check with State and local codes
for possible special disposal
instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery
.pack. Released electrolyte is
corrosive and may cause damage
to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic
if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling battery in
order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings,
bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause
burns.
5. Charge the battery pack provided
with or identified for use with this
product only in accordance with
the instructions and limitations
specified in the instructions manual
provided for this product.
6. Observe proper polarity orientation
between the battery pack and
battery charger.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Follow the steps below:
1. Remove the battery case cover by
pressing on the ridged lines and
slidina downward.
5. If the new battery pack is not
already charged, place the handset
in the cradle of the base unit to
allow it to charge for 8 hours.
SElTlNG UP YOUR VTECH VT1900
1. Choose an area near an electrical
outlet and a telephone wall jack.
2. Connect your telephone Line Cord.
PRESS and
SLIDE
DOWNWARD
To Reduce the Risk of Fire or Injury
t o Persons, Read and Follow the
Instructions
1. Use only VTECH rechargeable
battery pack.
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2. Do not dispose of the battery in a
fire. The cell may explode.
2. Discard the old battery pack. Don't
put the old battery pack in a trash
compactor or a fire - it could burst.
3. Place the new battery pack in its
housing with the metal contacts
facing down.
PLACETHE NEW
BATTERY PACK
INTOTHE
EATERY
COMPARTMENT
PLEASE NOTETHE
CORRECT POSITION
OF THE EATERY
PACK WHEN
CHANGING BAlTERY
4. Replace the battery case cover by
sliding the cover upwards.
SLIDE IN THE
BAlTERY
COVER
IMPORTANT:
Do not dispose of this battery into
household garbage. For information on recycling or proper disposal,
consult your local solid waste collection or disposal organization.
3. Do not open or mutilate the battery.
Released electrolyte is corrosive
and may cause damage to the
eyes or skin. It may be toxic if
swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling batteries
in order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings,
bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause
burns.
To purchase replacement battery
packs, call VTECH Communications at
1-800-624-5688, In Canada, call
WECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
AC POWER ADAPTER
Plug the AC power adapter into an
electrical outlet and the DC connector
to the back of the base unit.
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CHARGE THE HANDSET BAlTERY
PACK BEFORE USE
The battery pack recharges
automatically whenever the handset is
in the base unit. The batteries must
be charged for 24 hours before using
your phone for the first time.
HANDSET RINGER
The handset ringer is programmed ON
as the factory default setting. Refer to
PROGRAMMING THE RINGER on
page 19 for more information.
SElTlNG THETONUPULSESWITCH
TheTONUPULSEswitch is located on
the bottom of the base unit and is
factory set to TONE. If you have touch
tone service, do not change the switch
setting. If you have rotary (Pulse)
service, set the switch to PULSE.
TONE
SELECTION
PULSE
FOR THE FIRST
TIME.
Fill in the telephone number card on
the base unit.
CARD
CHEAK FOR A DIAL TONE.
After the batteries are charged, pick up
the handset. Now press PHONE on
the handset, you should hear dial tone.
If not, see 'IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY'
on page 26.
CAUTION:
1. Never install telephone wiring
during a lightning storm.
2. Never install telephone jacks in wet
locations unless the jack is
specifically designed for wet
locations.
3. Never touch uninsulated telephone
wires or terminals unless the
telephone line has been
disconnected at the network
interface.
4. Use caution when installing or
modifying telephone lines.
WALL INSTALLATION USING
MOUNTING SCREWS PROVIDED
Tools You Will Need: A hammer, a
nail, a pencil or ballpoint pen, a Phillips
head (+) screwdriver, and the Wall
Mounting Template included in the
back of this booklet.
1. Choose a spot near an electrical
outlet and a telephone jack.
Your phone requires a modular
telephone jack and a standard
electrical outlet (120v AC). The
power cord is six feet long; make
sure there is an electrical outlet
within reach of the base. The
outlet should not be controlled by
a wall switch. If the switch is ever
turned off, the phone will not
operate.
2. Choose and mark the mounting
position.
The mounting screws should screw
into a wooden stud within the wallthey will not hold securely in
wallboard alone. Locate a wall
stud in the area where you want to
install your telephone. Use the
Wall- Mounting Template and a
pencil to mark the screw positions on the wall over the stud
(Figure 1). Put the template aside.
3. Install the mounting sleeves and
screws.
Start the screw holes by lightly
tapping a nail into the marks you
made on the wall. Remove the nail
from the wall. Now slip the mounting sleeves onto the screws as
Figure 1
Figure 2
shown, with the smaller end of the
sleeve toward the screw head.
Insert the screws into the holes you
started. Tighten the screws until
the larger end of the mounting
sleeve is flat against the wall
(Figure 2).
USING THE WALL MOUNT
ADAPTOR
1. Position the wall mount bracket
on the base.
Line up the tabs on the wall mount
adaptor with the holes on the
bottom of the base (Figure 1).
Snap the wall mount bracket firmly
in place.
2. Mount the base on the wall.
Position the base so the mounting
studs will fit into the holes on the
bottom of the base. Position the
power cord to extend down the wall
the phone is to be mounted on.
Slide the base down on the
mounting studs until it locks into
place.
Here's a brief guide to the features and
functions of your VTech VT1900
cordless telephone:
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SET-UP
Connect telephone line cord to
base unit and telephone jack.
Plug AC adapter into a standard
electrical outlet
Set Dial Mode switch t o ( m ~ ) o r
unit is factory set
TO PLACE A CALL ON HOLD
Press (HOLD) on the handset to
place an active call on hold.
1-(
The
LED will flash to
indicate call is on hold.
press=
call.
gure 1
Let handset batteries charge for 24
hours before first use.
MAKING CALLS
Press the)P
-(
key on the
handset. When you hear a dial
tone, dial the number.
3. Connect the telephone line cord.
The telephone line cord has a
snap-in plug at each end. Insert
one of the plugs into the jack on the
bottom of the base. Insert the other
end of the plug into the wall jack.
ANSWERING CALLS
To answer a call on the handset,
ress any key other than (OFF),
or the Volume Keys on the
handset. The handset will autoanswer when lifted off the base
cradle.
b.
4. Plug the ac adaptor on the
power cord into an electrical
outlet (Figure 2).
5. Set the TONUPULSE SWITCH
on the base unit.
If you have touch tone service on
your phone line, set the switch to
TONE. If you have rotary service,
set the switch to PULSE (Figure 3).
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TONE PULSE
SELECTION
Figure 3
HANG1
Press OFF on the handset or place the
handset in the base cradle to hang up
a call.
again to return to the
TO MUTE A CALL
Press (MUTE) on the handset to
disable the handset microphone.
The MUTE/LO.BATT LED will stay
on continuously.
Press (MUTE) again to return to
normal operation.
TO PAGE THE HANDSET
from the base, press
To cancel the page, either press
MEMORY STORING
The phone should be
press (
P.TG)
Enter the two digit memory location
(00 .. 20).
Enter the number you wish to
store, up to a maximum of 20
digits.
Press (MEM) to store number and
exit program mode.
m.
QUICK MEMORY DIALING
MAKING CALLS
You can make calls directly from the
handset whether you are at the base
or away from it.
The phone number stored in
memory location 00 will be
automatically dialed after a 2
second delav.
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1. Press the
(PHONE)
key and wait
1
(m)
for a dial tone.
2. Then dial the number you want.
If you make a mistake when dialing,
1-
FLASH
You can use your VTech VT1900
cordless phone with services such as
Call Waiting. Instead of pressing the
switch-hook (as you would on a regular
phone) press the
key.
REDIAL
To REDIAL the last number you
dialed, ress the ( I E ] key, then
. The phone will
press < m L )
automatically dial the number.
MEMORY STORING
DISCONNECTING
To end a call, either place the handset
back in the base, or press
on
the handset.
MEMORY DIALING
Enter the memory location of the
number you wish to dial (00..20).
The number stored in memory will
be automatically dialed.
MEMORY DIALING
NOTE:
Youcan press PHONEbeforeQUlCK
MEM, but it is not required.
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USING REDIAL
Press the (
NE
key, then
)
(REDIALto
) automatically redial out
the last number you dialed.
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EXTENSION IN USE INDICATOR
When another extension is in use on
the same line, and the VTech VT1900
is in standby mode, the @=@LED
will flash.
Extension in use indication will not
function when the handset is out of
range.
VOLUME CONTROLS
The handset has a digital volume
control.
The volume controls for the handset
are located on the side of the unit.
Press the A or r keys to increase
or decrease the volume. Holding either
key down will continuously change the
volume setting. The ear piece volume
level will change accordingly.
HOLD
Press =on
the handset to place
an active call on hold.
The=
E
)(
LED will flash to indicate
call is on hold.
Press
again to return to
the call.
- .MUTE
Press
on the handset to
disable the handset microphone.
The MUTEILO BAlT LED will stay on
c o n t i n m
Press MUTE again to returnto normal
operation.
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RINGER MUTE
Press
on the handset
during incoming ringing will disable
the ringer for the duration of the
call.
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PAGE
from the
base,
press
To cancel the page, either press
TEMPORARY TONE
If you have a rotary (dial-pulse)
telephone service, (TONEIPULSE
switch is set to PULSE), this feature
allows you to enter special codes and
tones to operate answering machines,
use electronic banking services, calling
cards, or other special services.
First, dial the call normally. Then
activate the Temporary Tone feature
by pressing
(TONE key). You
can then presst e numbers orsymbols
you need, and your phone will send the
proper signals.
*
4
To end the call, press
or place
the handset back in the base. The
phone will automatically go back to
rotary (dial-pulse) service.
PROGRAMMING THE RINGER
The handset ringer is capable of four
different types of ringer tones for each
line. The following section details how
to select different ringer types and how
to turn off the handset ringer.
CHANGING RINGER TYPES
To program, the handset must be OFF.
To select a different ringer type do the
PRESS
g
Press:
1 for ringer type 1
2 for ringer type 2
3 for ringer type 3
4 for ringer type 4
0 for rin er off (ringer disabled)
Press (Fiim] or
exit
program mode.
@
PRESSTHE NUMBERS
OR SYMBOLS
@zJ]
PRESS
,
0
Press the # key.
b
Press PROG or
@ to exit
TURNING OFFTHE
RINGER
PRESS (PRW)
PRESS
@
@
PRESS
mOR
PRESS
DIALYOUR CALL
NUMBER
a
0
TURNING OFF THE RINGER
To turn off the ringer do the following:
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
@)
a
OR
(3a) OR
PRESS
OR
CHECKING THE RINGER TYPE
To test the present ringer type, do the
following:
Press lPROG'I
Press h
;e
) key
The VTech VT1900 is capable of
memory dialing. You can dial by
pressing the memory location in which
the number was stored.
STORING SPEED DlAL NUMBERS
To program a speed dial location, do
the following:
With the hone @@
mode.
Press &
(G)
.The PHONE LED
will flash quickly to indicate that the
unit is in program mode.
Enter the memory location (00..20)
you wish to store the number in.
Enter the phone number to be
stored, up to a maximum of 20
digits.
~ r e s s m t store
o
the number
and exit program mode. The unit
will emit'a happy tone (a short
series of beeps) to confirm
successful programming and exit
program mode.
If programming is unsuccessfulthe
unit will generate an error tone.
STORING SPEED DIAL
NUMBERS
IN OFF MOOE
PRESS
@El
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
ENTER PHONE NUMBER
QUICK MEMORY DIALING
The QUI. MEM key gives you one
button access to the speed dial number
stored in memory location 00. This may
be a frequently dialed friend, business,
or emergency number, such as 91 1.
There are two ways to dial using
QUICK MEM. KEY
B
Press QuI. MEM .
The phone number stored in
memory location 00 will be
automatically dialed.
STORING NUMBERS USING REDIAL
To store the last number dialed into a
permanent memory location, do the
following:
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With the hone in the OFF mode.
Press (&)
.The PHONE LED
will flash to indicate the unit is in
program mode.
STORING NUMBERS
USING REDIAL
THE PHONE SHOULD BE
OFF
PRESS
@
THE LED WILL FLASH
With the Handset @@, press
( a m ] .
The phone number stored in
memory location 00 will be
automatically dialed after a 2
second delay.
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
PRESS
Enter the memory location you
wish to store the number in.
Press =L.)
Press MEM to store the number
and exit program mode. The unit
will emit a happy tone (a series of
short beeps) to confirm successful
programming.
If programming is unsuccessful the
unit will generate an error tone
DIALING FROM MEMORY
Enter a 2 digit location number
(00-20)
The number stored in that location
will be automatically dialed.
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ma-
DULING FROM MEMORY
CHANGING STORED NUMBERS
To change or replace a stored number,
simply store a new number in the
desired memory location following the
instructionslisted in, STORING SPEED
DIAL NUMBERS. See page 21.
DELETING STORED NUMBERS
To delete a stored number from
memory do the following:
Press
to enter program
mode.
Enter the memory location (00..20).
Press -to
exit program mode.
DELETING STORE
NUMBERS
PRESS
@
ENTER MEMORY
LOCATION (00-20)
PRESS
rml
If your phone is connected to a PBX
you can store the PBX access number
and a pause before the phone number.
For example, to store 9-PAUSE-5551234 in memory location 08, do the
following:
Press [
EG)
Press 08 (memory location)
Press 9
Press (iiKE]
Dial 5551234
Press
TAKING
CARE
OF
YOUR
TELEPHONE.
Your VTech VT1900 cordlesstelephone
contains sophisticatedelectronicparts,
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
Electricalstorms can sometimes cause
power surges harmful to electronic
equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when
using electricappliancesduring storms.
Stored numbersareretainedin memory
even if the base loses its power or the
handset batterv is removed.
STORING SPECIAL CODES
To insert a ause in a phone number,
press
at the appropriate point
when entering the number. This inserts
a 2 second ause. For longer pauses,
twoor more times. Each
press
press makes the pause 2 seconds
longer and is treated as a stored digit.
(HOLD)
@&
Your telephone has a durable plastic
casing that should retain its luster for
many years. Clean it only with a soft
cloth slightly dampened with water or
a mild soap. Do not use excess water
or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances
can cause serious injury if used when
you are wet or standing in water. If your
base unit should fall into water, DO
NOT RETRIEVE IT,, UNTIL ;YOU
UNPLUGTHE POWER CORDAND
TELEPHONE LINE, CORDS FROM
THE WALL. Then pull the unit out by
'r
the unplugged cords.
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If the handset is movedto a point where
the base and handset can no longer
communicate, the handset will make a
quick series of beeps to signal Out of
Range.
OUT OF RANGE WHEN PHONE IS
ON
If you are presently engaged in a phone
conversation move closer to the base.
If the base unit does not communicate
with the handset within 25 seconds of
losing contact, it will automatically
hang up.
'
OUT OF RANGE WHEN PHONE IS
OFF
If the phone is OFF, the handset and
base still monitor each other to make
sure that they can communicate. If the
handset is moved out of range, the
handset will make a series of beeps,
and then the PHONE and MUTE/
LO.BATT LEDS will flash continually.
The handset will re-link with the base
automatically once it is brought back
within range. The unit will then be able
to receive and place calls.
When the base unit is unplugged from
the power supply, the handset will give
the Out of Range warning beep. Plug
the base in again and this will stop.
NOISE OR INTERFERENCE
YourVTech VT1900cordless telephone
has auto-channel scan circuitry which
will detect excess noise and change
the channel of the phone to reduce it.
This is done automatically.
C
Since the VTech VT1900 is a fully
digital phone, it does not suffer from
noise associated with regular cordless
phones. At times you may experience
occasional "drop outs" especially at the
extreme edges of the phone's range.
Simply move closer to the base unit
and this will disappear.
AUTOMATIC SECURITY CODING
Your VTech VT1900 phone is
programmed with a digital security
code, which is factory set from 16.8
million possible codes. This unique
security code allows your handset and
base to recognize each other, and
minimizes the possibility of another
cordless phone using your telephone
line.
If you have difficulty operating your
phone, the suggestions below should
solve the problem. If you still have
difficulty aftertryingthese suggestions,
call VTECH Communications at 1-800624-5688. In Canada, call VTECH
Electronics at 604-273-5131.
THE PHONE DOESN'T 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 MUTEILO BATT
LED is flashing, 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. Call your local
telephone company.
YOU GET NOISE, STATIC,"OR -A
WEAKSIGNAL EVENWHENYOU'RE
NEAR THE BASE UNIT. "
Householdappliancesplugged 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 YOU'RE
AWAY FROM THE BASE UNIT.
You may be out of range. Either
move close 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.
THE HANDSET DOES NOT RING
WHEN YOU RECEIVE8A CALL. .
Make sure you have the handset ringer
activated. To set the ringer see page
PROGRAMMING THE RINGER on
page 19.
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.
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 INTHE HANDSET,
AND NONE OF THE KEYS OR
BUlTONS WORK.
Make sure the power cord is plugged
in.
COMMON CURE FOR ELECTRONIC
EQUIPMENT
Electronics, like people, can sometimes
get confused. 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 after trying
this a few times, do the following (in
the order listed):
1. Disconnect the power to the base.
2. Disconnect the handset battery.
3. Wait a few minutes.
4. Connect power to the base.
5. Connect the handset battery.
6. Put the handset in the base.
LIMITED W
VTECH Communications warrants, to the original purchaser only, the material and
workmanship of this product for ONE YEAR from the date of purchase. VTECH
will repair or replace, at our option, this product without charge should it fail due
to a defect in material or workmanship within that time period.
This warranty does not apply to loss or damage which is the result of accident,
misuse or negligence. All other warranties, expressed, implied, or statutory,
including warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the time period
listed and are otherwise excluded from this warranty. VTECH may, at its option,
void the warranty if unauthorized repairs are attempted. Additionally, VTECH shall
not be liable for any incidental or consequential damage or commercial loss, nor
for any other loss or damages.
VTECH assumes no responsibility for products sent without prior Return
Authorization.
To arrange for service, in or out of warranty, please call our Customer Service
department at 1-800-624-5688; In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at 1-800267-7377 for Return Authorization. For warranty service, proof of purchase
is required.
FREQUENCY CONTROL
Crystal Controlled Dual
Synthesizer
PLL
SIZE
Handset : 188 x 62 x 35mm
Base
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
Handset:
925.05 MHz to 927.75
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
WEIGHT
Handset : 2829
Base
Base:
902.3 MHz to 905.0
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
RECE~VEFREQUENCY
Handset:
902.3 MHz to 905.0
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
Base:
925.05 MHz to 927.75
MHz (All ten channels
within this range)
: 210x145~148
: 4289
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Handset : Self-contained nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery
supply, 3.6V nominal,
6OOmAh capacity.
Base
: 9VDC Q 300mA
MEMORY
Speed Dial: 20 Memory locations,
20 digits per location.
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions
at the time of use.
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VT1900
Cordless
Telephone
SPECIFICATIONS ARE TYPICAL AND
MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
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Wall Mounting
Template
Use this template when wall
mounting your base unit. To mark
the positions of the mounting
screws, hold this template against
the wall, and press a pencil or pen
point through the center of each
crossmark.
NOTE:
Select a spot where you can
screw into a wooden stud within
the wall. The mounting screws will
not hold securely in plaster or
wallboard alone.
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