Quick start guide
TL86109
DECT 6.0 2-line
corded/cordless telephone/
answering system with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
Installation
You must install and charge
the handset battery before
using the cordless handset.
See page 5 for easy
instructions.
Install the telephone base close to a telephone jack and a power outlet not
controlled by a wall switch. The telephone base should be placed on a flat
surface. For optimum range and better reception, place the telephone base in
a central and open location.
You may hear interference if your cellular phone is too close to the
telephone base during a CELLULAR call. Make sure that your Bluetooth
enabled cellular phone is within 15 feet of the telephone base in order to
maintain a clear and consistent connection between your Bluetooth cell
phone, telephone base and cell tower.
If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber line)
through your telephone line(s), you must install a DSL filter between each
telephone line cord and telephone wall jack (pages 2-3). The filter prevents
noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL interference. Please contact your
DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.
Your product may be shipped with a protective sticker covering the handset
or telephone base display - remove it before use.
For customer service or product information, visit our website at
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial
1 (866) 288-4268.
Avoid placing the telephone base too close to:
• Communication devices such as television sets, VCRs, or other cordless
telephones.
• Excessive heat sources.
• Noise sources such as a window with traffic outside, motors, microwave
ovens, refrigerators, or fluorescent lighting.
• Excessive dust sources such as a workshop or garage.
• Excessive moisture.
• Extremely low temperature.
• Mechanical vibration or shock such as on top of the washing machine or
work bench.
Telephone base installation
Install the telephone base as shown below.
Option 1: For using a 2-line wall jack
Line 1 + line 2
telephone wall jack
Use a telephone line cord
with 4-conductor (not
included) to connect the
DSL filter and the 2-line
telephone wall jack.
DSL filter (not included)
is required if you have
DSL high-speed Internet
service.
Plug the large end
of the AC power
adapter into a power
outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
Plug the other end of the
black telephone line cord
into the DSL filter
(if required).
Black telephone line cord
Raise the antenna.
Plug the small end of
the AC power adapter
into the power jack
at the bottom of the
telephone base.
Route the cords
into the slots.
Plug one end of the
black telephone line
cord into the
LINE 1/L1+L2
telephone jack at
the bottom of the
telephone base.
Plug the other end
of the coiled handset
cord into the jack at
the bottom of the
telephone base.
Telephone base installation
Option 2: For using two separate wall jacks
Line 2 telephone
wall jack
Line 1 telephone
wall jack
Plug the large end
of the AC power
adapter into a power
outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
Use a telephone line cord
(not included) to connect
the DSL filter and line 1/
line 2 telephone wall jack.
DSL filter (not included) is
required if you have DSL
high-speed Internet service.
Raise the antenna.
Plug the other end of the
telephone line cord into the
DSL filter (if required).
Route the cords into
the slots.
Clear telephone line cord
Black telephone line cord
Plug one end of the
black telephone line
cord into the
LINE 1/L1+L2
telephone jack at
the bottom of the
telephone base.
Plug one end of the
clear telephone line
cord into the
LINE 2 telephone jack
at the bottom of the
telephone base.
Plug the small end of the AC power
adapter into the power jack at the
bottom of the telephone base and
route the cord through the slots.
Plug the other end
of the coiled handset
cord into the jack at
the bottom of the
telephone base.
NOTES:
• This telephone provides minimal functionality during a power outage. When the
AC power is not available, many telephone features do not function. The telephone uses
power from the telephone line to enable you to make and answer calls using only the
corded handset and dial pad keys. However, only line 1 is available in the event of a
power failure.
• Use only the power adapters provided with this product. To obtain a replacement, visit
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111.
In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
our website at
• 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.
Charger installation
Install the charger as shown below.
Plug the power adapter into an electrical
outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
Battery installation and charging
Install the battery as shown below. For best performance, keep the handset
in the charger when not in use. The battery is fully charged after 16 hours of
continuous charging.
CHARGE light
Step 1
Plug the battery
connector securely
into the socket inside
the handset battery
compartment, matching
the color-coded label.
Insert the supplied
battery with the label
THIS SIDE UP facing up
as indicated.
Step 2
Align the cover flat
against the battery
compartment, then
slide it upwards until
it clicks into place.
Step 3
Charge the handset by
placing it face up in the
charger. The CHARGE
light is on when
charging.
To replace the battery, press the tab and slide the
battery compartment cover downwards. Lift out the old
battery and disconnect it from the handset. Follow the
instructions above to install and charge the new battery.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
. Use only the supplied rechargeable battery or replacement battery (model BT184342/
www.telephones.att.com or call
1 (800) 222-3111. In Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
BT284342). To order, visit our website at
2. If you do not use the handset for a long time, disconnect and remove the battery to prevent
possible leakage.
Quick reference guide - handset
OFF/CLEAR
Softkeys (2)
While using menus, press to
cancel an operation, back up to
the previous menu, or exit the
menu display. Press and hold to
return to idle mode.
Press to select a menu item
displayed above the key.
CHARGE light (blue ring around
DIR/ /VOL/ /CID)
While entering names or
numbers, press to delete a digit
or a character.
On when the handset is
charging in the charger.
During a call, press to hang up.
DIR/ /VOL
Press to scroll up while
in menus.
VOL/ /CID
Press to increase the volume
level during a call.
Press to scroll down while in
menus.
Press to show directory entries
when the telephone is not
in use.
Press to decrease the volume
level during a call.
Press to show the
caller ID history when the
telephone is not in use.
While entering names or
numbers, press to move the
cursor to the right.
While entering names or
numbers, press to move the
cursor to the left.
CELL
Press to make or answer a
cell call.
1 LINE/FLASH/2 LINE/FLASH
Flashes quickly when there is an
incoming cell call.
Press 1 LINE/FLASH to make
or answer a call on line 1.
During a call, press to answer
an incoming call on line 1 when
you receive a call waiting alert.
Flashes slowly when a cell call
is on hold.
1
Press 2 LINE/FLASH to make
or answer a call on line 2.
During a call, press to answer
an incoming call on line 2 when
you receive a call waiting alert.
While reviewing a caller ID
history entry, press repeatedly to
add or remove 1 in front of the
telephone number before dialing
or saving it in the directory.
TONE
#
Press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily during a call if you
have pulse service.
Press repeatedly to display other
dialing options when reviewing a
caller ID history entry.
/SPEAKER
Press to turn on the handset
speakerphone. Press again to
resume normal handset use.
HOLD
Press to put a call
on hold.
REDIAL/PAUSE
Press to view the redial list.
While entering numbers,
press and hold to insert a
dialing pause.
Quick reference guide - handset
EQ
During an outside call, intercom call,
message or announcement playback, press
to change the quality of the audio to best
suit your hearing.
Press the MENU softkey to enter
the main menu which includes the
following:
PLAY MESSAGES
ANSWERING SYS
DIRECTORY
CALL LOG
INTERCOM
RINGER
SETTINGS
WEBSITE
L1)
L2)
CL)
HANDSET
MENU
PLAY MESSAGES
BACK
SELECT
Quick reference guide - telephone base
DIR
Press to scroll up while in
a menu.
CID
Press to scroll down
while in a menu.
Press to show directory
entries when the
telephone is not in use.
Press to review the call
log when the telephone
is not in use.
While entering names or
numbers, press to move
the cursor to the right.
While entering names or
numbers, press to move
the cursor to the left.
Antenna light
On when the cell line is
in use.
CANCEL
While in a menu, press
to exit without making
changes or press and
hold to return to
idle mode.
Flashes quickly when there
is an incoming cell call.
DEVICE A/DEVICE B lights
While entering names or
numbers, press to delete
a digit or a character.
On when the telephone base
is paired and connected with
a Bluetooth device.
Flash alternately while
pairing a Bluetooth device.
Softkeys (2)
Press to select a menu item
displayed above the key.
REDIAL
Press to review the redial list.
Quick reference guide - telephone base
/DELETE
/REPEAT
Press to delete the message
currently playing.
During message
playback, press to
repeat a message, or
press twice to play the
previous message.
While entering names or
numbers, press to move
the cursor to the left.
When the phone is not in use, press
to enter a menu to delete all old
messages.
Press to scroll up while in a menu.
/ON/OFF LINE 1/
/ON/OFF LINE 2
Press to turn the
answering system on
or off.
TONE
Press to switch to tone
dialing temporarily
during a call if you have
pulse service.
/SKIP
During message
playback, press to skip
to the next message.
HOLD
Press to put a call
on hold.
While entering names
or numbers, press to
move the cursor to
the right.
VOLUME
Press to adjust the
volume during playback.
/REC
Press to adjust the
volume during a call.
Press to record
a memo or
announcement.
When the phone is not
in use, press to adjust
the telephone base
ringer volume for
all lines.
Press to scroll down
while in a menu.
LINE 1/
LINE 2/
FLASH
Press to start or stop
message playback.
During a call, press to
answer an incoming call
when you receive a call
waiting alert.
1 LINE/2 LINE
Press to make or answer a call.
SPEAKER
Press to switch between
the speakerphone and
corded handset.
Press to switch
a call from the
Bluetooth headset to
speakerphone.
Press to switch the base
speakerphone on or off.
/MAILBOX/
/MAILBOX
HEADSET
Press to transfer a call
from the telephone base
to a connected Bluetooth
headset.
Press to use a connected
Bluetooth headset.
Press to end a call
while you are using the
Bluetooth headset.
CELLULAR
Press to make or answer a
cell call.
Introducing Bluetooth
Your new AT&T TL86109 telephone system with Bluetooth wireless
technology has the following features:
• Pair up to four Bluetooth enabled devices (cell phones or headsets) with
the telephone base.
• Connect a maximum of two cell phones to make and receive cell calls.
Only one cell phone can be active on a call at a time.
• Connect a Bluetooth enabled headset for making and receiving line 1 or
line 2 calls.
• Conference any combination of cell and line 1 or line 2 calls.
• Make and receive calls using your cell phone plan with your cordless
system handsets.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• After plugging in the telephone base, wait at least 20 seconds before
connecting a Bluetooth device. The screen shows Bluetooth system busy
if you try to connect too soon.
• Refer to the user's manual of your Bluetooth enabled cell phone or
headset for more information about how that device uses Bluetooth
connectivity.
• Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a short range (up to 30
feet) from the telephone base. Keep connected cell phones and headset
within this range.
• If your cell phone has poor reception in your home, the TL86109 cannot
improve the reception. However, if there is a location in your house with
better reception, you can leave your cell phone at that location while you
use the TL86109 cell line. For optimal performance, the cell phone must
be within 15 feet of the telephone base.
• Charge your cell phone while it is connected to the telephone base.
Your cell phone's battery discharges faster while it is connected to the
telephone base via Bluetooth wireless technology.
• Monitor your cell phone's usage because minutes may be deducted from
your cellular plan for the duration of all cell calls, depending on the terms
of your plan.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by
Advanced American Telephones and its parent, VTech Holdings Limited, is under license. VTech Holdings
Limited is a member of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their
respective owners.
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Bluetooth setup
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a short range (up to 30 feet).
When you pair a Bluetooth cell phone or Bluetooth headset to the telephone
base, keep the device within 15 feet of the telephone base for optimal
performance.
Pair your first cell phone
To pair and connect a cell phone:
Answering sys
Directory
Call log
Bluetooth
SELECT
BLUETOOTH
Download dir
Add cellular
Add headset
SELECT
Please set your
cell to search
for devices
then press - NEXT
~
Press the MENU softkey on the telephone base in idle
mode to enter the main menu.
2. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to highlight
Bluetooth, then press the SELECT softkey.
3. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to highlight
Add cellular, then press the SELECT softkey. The
screen displays Please set your cell to search for
devices then press −¬v . Press the NEXT softkey.
4. Turn on the Bluetooth feature of your cell phone and
search for or add new devices.
5. Once your cell phone finds AT&T 2-Line BT, press the
appropriate key on your cell phone to continue the
pairing process.
6. Enter the PIN of the telephone base (the default PIN is
0000) into your cell phone.
. When a device is successfully paired, the telephone
base displays Pairing complete.
8. The telephone base then displays Connect cell to
base? Press the YES softkey to connect your cell
phone to the telephone base. For certain cell phones,
you may also need to press a key on your cell phone
to confirm the connection. The telephone base displays
Device connected to the base. The corresponding
status icon ( A or B) displays. The corresponding
device light on the telephone base (DEVICE A or
DEVICE B) turns on.
If you have trouble pairing your cell phone, it may not
be compatible with your TL86109. Check the Bluetooth
compatibility list at www.telephones.att.com.
.
AT&T 2-Line BT
discoverable
PIN:0000
Pairing
complete
Connect cell
to base?
YES
NO
Device
connected
to the base
NOTES:
• The pairing process may take up to one minute. If the pairing process fails, try again.
• The steps for the pairing process may vary for different cell phones. If this happens,
follow the prompts on your cell phone and your TL86109 to complete the
pairing process.
• Refer to the user’s manual of your cell phone on how to search for or add a new
Bluetooth device.
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Bluetooth setup
If you have trouble pairing your headset, it may not be
compatible with your TL86109. Check the Bluetooth
compatibility list at www.telephones.att.com.
NOTE: The pairing process may take up to one minute. If the pairing
process fails, try again.
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Answering sys
Directory
Call log
Bluetooth
SELECT
BLUETOOTH
Download dir
Add cellular
Add headset
SELECT
Pls set headset
to discoverable
mode
then press NEXT
~
Pair your first headset
To pair and connect a headset:
. Press the MENU softkey on the telephone base in idle
mode to enter the main menu.
2. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to highlight
Bluetooth, then press the SELECT softkey.
3. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to highlight
Add headset, then press the SELECT softkey. The
screen displays Pls set headset to discoverable mode
then press −¬v .
4. Set your headset to discoverable mode.
5. Press the NEXT softkey to set your telephone base to
discoverable mode and search for your headset.
6. Once the telephone base finds your headset, press the
SELECT softkey.
. Enter the PIN of your headset (the PIN for most
Bluetooth devices is 0000), then press the NEXT softkey.
8. If the PIN is correctly entered, the telephone base
displays Headset setup complete.
. The telephone base displays Connect headset to
base? Press the YES softkey to confirm. The telephone
base displays Device connected to the base. The
corresponding status icon ( A or B) displays
when the headset is successfully connected. The
corresponding light on the telephone base (DEVICE A or
DEVICE B) turns on.
FOUND DEVICES
Headset A
Headset B
Bluetooth
SELECT
ADD HEADSET
ENTER PIN
---NEXT
Headset setup
complete
Connect headset
to base?
YES
NO
Device
connected
to the base
Bluetooth setup
Download directory
Before downloading the directory, make sure the cell phone is paired to
your TL86109 and is on the active devices list.
Place your cell phone next to the telephone base when you download a
cell phone directory to your TL86109.
To download a cell phone directory:
. Press the MENU softkey on the telephone base in
idle mode.
2. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to highlight
Bluetooth, then press the SELECT softkey.
3. Press the SELECT softkey to choose Download dir.
4. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to select a
desired device when necessary, then press the
SELECT softkey.
5. Press DIR, CID, /DELETE or /REC to highlight
one of the following options:
• Phone memory - download all contacts stored in
your phone memory.
• SIM card only - download all contacts stored in
your SIM card.
• Phone and SIM - download all contacts stored in
both your phone memory and SIM card.
Press the SELECT softkey. During the download, the
telephone base displays the progress. All cordless
handsets display LINK IN USE.
6. When the downloading process is complete, the
telephone base displays Download complete XXXX
entries saved. Press the OK softkey to return to the
Bluetooth menu.
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Answering sys
Directory
Call log
Bluetooth
SELECT
BLUETOOTH
Download dir
Add cellular
Add headset
SELECT
SELECT DEVICE
Cell phone A
Cell phone B
SELECT
DOWNLOAD FROM
Phone memory
SIM card only
Phone and SIM
SELECT
Cell phone A
...
Downloading
entry #0001
STOP
Download complete
XXXX
entries saved.
OK
Make, answer and end a call
Make, answer or end a call on line 1 or line 2
Using a cordless handset:
To make a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Press 1 LINE/FLASH, 2 LINE/FLASH or /SPEAKER, then enter the
telephone number.
To predial a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Enter the telephone number, then press 1 LINE/FLASH, 2 LINE/FLASH or
/SPEAKER.
To answer a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Press 1 LINE/FLASH, 2 LINE/FLASH or
/SPEAKER.
To end a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Press
OFF/CLEAR or return the handset to the charger to hang up.
Using the telephone base:
To make a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Lift the corded handset or press 1 LINE, 2 LINE, HEADSET or
SPEAKER
on the telephone base, then enter the telephone number.
To predial a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Enter the telephone number, then press 1 LINE, 2 LINE, HEADSET
SPEAKER
or lift the corded handset.
or
To answer a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Lift the corded handset; press the line button of the ringing line; or press
HEADSET or SPEAKER .
To end a call on line 1 or line 2 call:
• If you are using the speakerphone, press SPEAKER , or the
corresponding line button to end the call.
• If you are using the corded handset, return it to the telephone base or
press the corresponding line button.
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Make, answer and end a call
Using a Bluetooth headset:
Keep the headset within 15 feet of the telephone base for optimal
performance. See the user’s manual of your Bluetooth headset for more
information.
To answer a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Press HEADSET on the telephone base or the call key on your headset.
To end a call on line 1 or line 2:
• Press HEADSET , the corresponding line button, or the call key on
your headset.
If you make or answer a call on line 1 or line 2 on the telephone base, you
can transfer the call to your headset. The telephone base remains active.
To transfer a call from the telephone base to a Bluetooth headset:
• Press HEADSET . The telephone base displays Sending audio to headset.
To transfer a call from the Bluetooth headset back to the telephone base,
lift up the corded handset or press SPEAKER
on the telephone base to
continue the call.
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Make, answer and end a call
Make, answer or end a cell call
Using a cordless handset:
To make a cell call:
. Press CELL, then enter the telephone number.
2. Press the DIAL softkey.
To predial a cell call:
• Enter the telephone number, then press
CELL.
To answer a cell call:
• Press CELL.
To end a cell call:
• Press
OFF/CLEAR or put the handset in the charger.
Using the telephone base:
To make a cell call:
. Press CELLULAR , then enter the telephone number.
2. Press the DIAL softkey.
To predial a cell call:
• Enter the telephone number, then press CELLULAR
.
To answer a cell call:
• Press CELLULAR .
To end a cell call:
• Press CELLULAR
telephone base.
, SPEAKER
, or return the corded handset in the
NOTE: If you have only one cell phone connected to the telephone base, it is automatically
selected to make cell calls. If you have two cell phones connected to the telephone base,
the telephone system prompts you to select a cell phone before you make a cell call.
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Use your answering system
Answer ON/OFF
To turn the answering system on or off:
Using the telephone base:
. Press /ON/OFF LINE 1 or /ON/OFF LINE 2
to turn on the corresponding answering system.
The telephone base announces, “Calls will be
answered.” The corresponding light turns on.
2. Press /ON/OFF LINE 1 or /ON/OFF LINE 2
to turn off the corresponding answering system.
The telephone base announces, “Calls will not be
answered.” The corresponding light turns off.
Using a cordless handset:
. Press the MENU softkey on the handset in idle mode to
enter the main menu.
2. Press or to scroll to ANSWERING SYS, then press the
SELECT softkey.
3. Press or to choose Mailbox 1 or Mailbox 2, then
press the SELECT softkey.
4. Press or to highlight Answer ON/OFF, then press the
SELECT softkey.
5. Press or to choose On or Off, then press the SET
softkey to confirm. You hear a confirmation tone.
NOTE: For complete feature instructions, please refer to the user’s
manual.
ANSWERING SYS
Mailbox 1
Mailbox 2
BACK
ANSWERING SYS
Record memo
Answer ON/OFF
Ans sys setup
BACK SELECT
ANSWER ON/OFF
On
Off
BACK
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SELECT
SET
Use your answering system
Message playback
To listen to messages at the telephone base:
Press LINE 1/ /MAILBOX or LINE 2/ /MAILBOX to listen to messages on
the corresponding line.
Options during playback:
• Press VOLUME to adjust the speaker volume.
• Press /SKIP or the SKIP softkey to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT or the REPEAT softkey to repeat the message currently
playing. Press /REPEAT or the REPEAT softkey twice to listen to the
previous message.
• Press /DELETE or 3 to delete the current message. The system advances
to the next message.
• Press LINE 1
/MAILBOX, LINE 2
/MAILBOX or CANCEL to stop
listening to messages.
To listen to messages with a cordless handset:
. Press the MENU softkey in idle mode.
2. Press the SELECT softkey to select PLAY MESSAGES.
3. Press or to select Mailbox 1 or Mailbox 2, then press the
SELECT softkey.
4. If there are new and old messages, press or to select Play new msgs
or Play old msgs and then press the SELECT softkey.
Options during playback:
• Press EQ button to adjust the message playback audio quality.
• Press /VOL or VOL/ to adjust the speakerphone volume.
• Press the SKIP softkey to skip to the next message.
• Press the REPEAT softkey to repeat the message currently playing.
Press the REPEAT softkey twice to listen to the previous message.
• Press 3 to delete the current message. The system advances to the
next message.
• Press
OFF/CLEAR to stop.
NOTE: For complete feature instructions, please refer to the user’s manual.
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member of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
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