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DECT 6.0 cordless telephone with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology
on purchasing your new VTech product. Before
using this telephone, please read Important
safety instructions.
This abridged user’s manual provides you with
basic installation and use instructions. A limited set
of features are described in abbreviated form.
Parts checklist
Your telephone package contains the following
items. Save your sales receipt and original
packaging in the event warranty service is
necessary.
Please refer to the online user’s manual for a full
set of installation and operation instructions at
www.vtechphones.com.
Compatible with
Hearing Aid T-Coil
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TIA-1083
Connect the telephone base
Install the battery
1
Install the battery as shown below.
• Use only the supplied battery.
• If the handset will not be used for a long
time, disconnect and remove the battery to
prevent possible leakage.
• To purchase a replacement battery, 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.
2
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.
Before use
Telephones identified with this
logo have reduced noise and
interference when used with most
T-coil equipped hearing aids and
cochlear implants. The TIA-1083
Compliant Logo is a trademark of
the Telecommunications Industry
Association. Used under license.
3
BC
If you do not hear a dial tone:
• 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.
Charge the battery
Operating range
THIS SIDE UP
1
Connect and charge the battery
• Silence the handset ringer temporarily while the
phone is ringing.
• Erase the missed call indicator while the handset is
not in use.
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The battery icon flashes when the
battery is low and needs charging.
7 – 0/oper
• Enter space character during text editing.
Pair and connect your Bluetooth enabled
cell phone
The battery icon animates when the
battery is charging.
8–
The battery icon becomes solid when
the battery is fully charged.
1. Choose a slot to pair the cell phone.Press and
hold /CELL1 (or /CELL2 ) on the telephone
base for about four seconds until you hear two
beeps. The /CELL1 light (or /CELL2 light)
flashes.
2. Turn on the Bluetooth feature of your cell phone.
Once your cell phone finds your VTech phone
(VTech LS6181), press the appropriate key on
your cell phone to continue the pairing process.
• Your cell phone may prompt you to enter the
PIN of the telephone base. The default PIN of
the telephone base is 0000.
• All cell phones that are connected to the
telephone base are disconnected temporarily
until the pairing process is completed.
• Show other dialing options when reviewing a caller
ID log entry.
• Set and turn on the quiet mode, or turn it off.
ECO
9 – MUTE/DELETE
• Mute the microphone during a call.
• Silence the handset ringer temporarily while the
phone is ringing.
• Delete the displayed entry while reviewing the
directory, caller ID log or redial list.
• Delete digits while predialing.
• On when the home line is in use or
there is an incoming home call.
• Flashes when there is an incoming
home waiting call.
11 – Microphone
1
12 – REDIAL/PAUSE
• Review the redial list.
• Insert a dialing pause.
2
• Make a home call using the handset
speakerphone.
• Answer a call using the handset speakerphone.
• Switch between the speakerphone and the
handset earpiece.
The ECO mode activates automatically
to reduce power consumption when
the handset is within range from the
telephone base.
There are new voicemail received from
your telephone service provider.
10 – Battery compartment cover
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There are Bluetooth devices connected
on the cell devices list.
• On when the cell line is in use or
there is an incoming cell call.
• Flashes when there is an incoming
cell waiting call.
NEW
ANS ON
There are new caller ID log entries.
The answering system is turned on.
The handset ringer is off.
14 –
• Switch to tone dialing temporarily during a call.
2 – LCD display
3–
/p/VOLUME
• Review the directory when the phone is not in use.
• 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.
• Increase the listening volume during a call or
message playback.
4 – MENU/SELECT
• Show the menu.
• While in a menu, press to select an item or save an
entry or setting.
5 – OFF/CANCEL
• Hang up a call.
• Return to the previous menu or idle mode without
making changes.
• Delete digits while predialing.
For optimal performance, keep your cell phone
within 15 feet of the telephone base while using
the cell line.
6 – Charging pole
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1 – Handset earpiece
Important
safety
instructions
15 – 1
• Press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front of the
caller ID log entry before dialing or saving it to the
directory.
• Set or dial your voicemail number.
16 – CID/q/VOLUME
• Review the caller ID log when the phone is not in
use.
• 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.
• Decrease the listening volume during a call or
message playback.
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The message number currently playing
and total number of new/old messages
recorded.
Bluetooth
To use a Bluetooth enabled cell phone with your
LS6181, pair and connect your Bluetooth cell
phone(s) with the telephone base. All LS6181
handsets can make or answer calls on the cell line.
17 –
• Make or answer a home call.
• Answer an incoming home call when you hear a
call waiting alert.
18 –
• Make or answer a cell call.
• Answer an incoming cell call when you hear a call
waiting alert.
19 – Handset speakerphone
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within
a short range (a maximum of approximately
30 feet). When you pair a Bluetooth cell phone to
the telephone base, make sure your Bluetooth cell
phone is close to the telephone base to maintain
sufficient signal strength.
When the cell phone is connected to the telephone
base, you hear two beeps. The /CELL1 light
(or /CELL2 light) on the telephone base turns
on, and the status icon 1 (or 2) displays on the
handset.
The pairing process may take up to one minute.
If the pairing process fails, repeat steps 1 and 2.
Download contacts from your Bluetooth
cell phone
1. Press MENU on the handset when the phone is
not in use.
2. Scroll to Bluetooth then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Download dir then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to select the desired cell phone, then
press SELECT.
• For certain cell phones, you may need to
press a key on your cell phone to confirm
the directory download.
• Certain cell phones do not support SIM
card download. If this is the case, transfer
the contacts from your SIM card to your
cell phone memory first. Then download
from your cell phone memory. For more
information on how to transfer contacts from
your SIM card to your cell phone memory,
see the user’s manual of your cell phone.
• For Android and Blackberry
cell phones, you may also
download your cell phone
directory to your LS6181 via
the VTech Contact Share
application. Go to
www.vtechphones.com/apps/contact_share
for application download.
• Use only the adaptor provided.
• Charge the supplied battery only in
accordance with the instructions and
limitations specified in this manual.
• Even if you do not subscribe to any
conventional telephone service, you can
pair a Bluetooth enabled cell phone to your
telephone base (see Bluetooth), and use
the cell line alone without plugging in a
telephone line cord.
• If you subscribe to digital subscriber line
(DSL) high-speed Internet service through
your telephone line, make sure you install
a DSL filter (not included) between the
telephone line cord and telephone wall jack.
Contact your DSL service provider for more
information.
Using the handset menu
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press or until the screen displays the
desired feature menu.
3. 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
Once you have installed the battery, the handset
LCD display indicates the battery status (see the
table below).
• 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
The screen
is blank, or
displays Put in
charger and
flashes.
Battery status
The battery has
no or very little
charge. The
handset cannot
be used.
1. Press and hold
when the handset is not
in use.
2. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the duration
(hour), then press SELECT to save.
Handset ringer volume
• To turn off the quiet mode, press and hold
on the handset when the phone is not
in use.
You can adjust the handset ringer volume level, or
turn the ringer off.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Ringers and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose Home volume or Cell volume,
then press SELECT.
4. Press q or p to sample each volume level,
then press SELECT to save.
Telephone base ringer volume
English*
Français
Español
Voicemail #
Set the voicemail
number for
speed dialing.
Voicemail #
Turn off the
voicemail
indicators (see
the note below).
Reset VM Icon?
Ringer tone
Set whether the
handset beeps
whenever a key
is pressed.
Key tone:On*
Key tone:Off
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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You can choose from different ringer tones for
each handset.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Ringers and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose Home ringtone or Cell
ringtone, then press SELECT.
4. Press q or p to sample each ringer tone, then
press SELECT to save.
Set the
telephone to be
touch-tone or
pulse dialing.
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Pulse
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Press p/VOL+ or q/VOL- on the telephone base
to adjust the ringer volume when the telephone
base is not in use.
When you set the ringer volume to zero, the base
ringer is off. The telephone base announces, “Base
ringer is off.”
If you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear
ringer tone samples.
Auto answer
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 messages 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.
When the auto answer feature turns on, the
handset answers a call automatically whenever
you pick it from the telephone base or a charger
when there is an incoming call.
1. Press MENU on the handset.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter 5463 .
3. Press SELECT to select Auto Answer.
4. Press q or p to choose Answer:Off or
Answer:On.
5. Press SELECT to save your selection. The
handset returns to idle mode.
Quiet mode
You can turn on the quiet mode for a period of
time. During this period, all tones (except paging
tone) are muted. When you turn on the quiet mode,
the answering system turns on automatically.
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1 – Charging pole
2 – Telephone base speakerphone
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/ANS ON/OFF
• Turn on or off the answering system.
4 – X/DELETE
• Delete the playing message.
• Press twice to delete all old messages.
5 – Message window
6 – p/VOL+
• Increase the listening volume.
• Increase the telephone base ringer volume.
7 – CHARGE light
8 – q/VOL• Decrease the listening volume.
• Decrease the telephone base ringer volume.
9–
/SKIP
• Skip to the next message.
10 –
/PLAY/STOP
• Play messages.
• Stop playing messages.
11 –
/REPEAT
• Repeat a message.
• Press twice to play the previous message.
13 –
/CELL2
• Pair or replace cell phone to slot 2.
14 –
/CELL1
• Pair or replace cell phone to slot 1.
15 – /FIND HANDSET
• Page all system handsets.
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 the handset
display language.
Key tone
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12 – IN USE light
Charge without
interruption
(at least 30
minutes).
When the ringer volume is set to Off, the
handset still rings when you press /FIND
HANDSET at the telephone base.
Options
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
or
. Move
closer to the telephone base, then press
or
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.
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Check for a dial tone by pressing
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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.
1. Press MENU on the handset when not in use.
2. 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 q or p to choose
AM or PM.
5. Press SELECT.
Telephone operation
Make a home call
• Press
or
, and
then dial the telephone
number.
1. Press
. Scroll to
select the desired cell
phone when necessary,
then press SELECT.
2. Enter the telephone
number and then press
to dial.
• During a call, press p/VOLUME or
q/VOLUME.
Mute
The mute function allows you to hear the other party
but the other party cannot hear you.
1. During a call, press MUTE. The handset
displays Muted.
2. Press MUTE again to resume the conversation.
The handset 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.
Call waiting on the home line:
• 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.
When the telephone is ringing, you can temporarily
silence the telephone base/handset ringer without
disconnecting the call. The next call rings normally
at the preset volume.
To silence the handset ringer:
• Press OFF or MUTE on the handset.
displays and Ringer muted displays briefly.
To silence the telephone base ringer:
• Press q/VOL- on the telephone base.
Temporary tone dialing
Answer a home/cell call
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Volume
Temporary ringer silencing
While using the cell line,
place your cell phone
closer to the telephone
base, and make sure
that there are no physical obstacles between
the telephone base and the cell phone, such as
large furniture or thick walls.
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• During a call, press
to switch between the
handset speakerphone and the handset
earpiece.
Call waiting on the cell line:
• Press
to put the current call on hold and
take the new call.
• Press
at any time to switch back and forth
between calls.
Make a cell call
• Press
Handset speakerphone
or any dialing key.
-OR• Pick up the handset from the telephone base
when the auto answer feature is turned on.
End a home/cell call:
• Press OFF or put the handset back in the
telephone base.
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can
switch from pulse to touch-tone dialing temporarily
during a call.
1. During a call, press
on the handset.
2. 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 the system handset.
To start paging:
• Press /FIND
HANDSET at the
telephone base. All
idle handsets
ring and display
Paging
.
To end paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET at the telephone base.
-OR• Press
,
, OFF,
or any dialing key
on the handset.
-OR• Place the cordless handset in the telephone
base.
Do not press and hold /FIND HANDSET for
more than four seconds. It may lead to handset
deregistration.
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:
1. Press REDIAL when the handset is not in use.
2. Press q, p or REDIAL repeatedly until the
desired entry displays.
or
3. Press
,
to dial.
To delete a redial entry:
When the desired redial entry displays, press
DELETE.
Join a call in progress
You can use two cordless handsets at a time on a
home line call. You can buy additional expansion
handsets (LS6002/LS6002-13/LS6002-15/
LS6002-16/LS6002-17) for this telephone base.
You can register up to five handsets to the
telephone base.
• When a handset is on a home line call, press
or
on another cordless handset to
join the call.
• To exit the call, press OFF on the cordless
handset or place it on the telephone base. The
call continues until all handsets hang up.
Transfer a call
While on an outside call, you can transfer the call
from one handset to another.
Expand your telephone system
Add and register a handset
You can add new handsets (LS6002/LS6002-13/
LS6002-15/LS6002-16/LS6002-17, purchased
seperately) to your telephone system. Your LS6181
telephone system supports a maximum of five
handsets.
Register each handset with the telephone base
before use. After charged, each expansion handset
alternately displays To register HS... and ...see
manual.
1. During a call, press MENU.
2. Press q or p to scroll to Transfer, then
press SELECT. When you have more than
two handsets, use the dialing keys to enter a
destination device number (1 to 5 for HANDSET
1 to HANDSET 5).
3. To answer the call on the destination handset,
press
,
,
or any dialing key.
Intercom
Use the intercom feature for conversations
between two cordless handsets.
1. Press MENU on the handset when not in use.
2. Press q or p to scroll to Intercom, then
press SELECT. When you have more than
two handsets, use the dialing keys to enter a
destination device number (1 to 5 for HANDSET
1 to HANDSET 5).
3. To answer the intercom call with the destination
handset, press
,
,
or any
dialing key.
4. To end the intercom call, press OFF or return
the cordless handset to the telephone base.
Answer an incoming call during an intercom
call
If you receive an outside call during an intercom
call, there is an alert tone.
Using the cordless handset:
• To answer a home call, press
. The
intercom call ends automatically.
• To answer a cell call, press OFF to end the
intercom call. The telephone continues to ring.
Then press
.
• To end the intercom call without answering the
outside call, press OFF. The intercom call ends
and the telephone continues to ring.
Directory
The phonebook directory can store up to 200
entries, which are shared by all handsets.
To add a directory entry:
1. 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
SELECT 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 q, p or REDIAL
repeatedly to select a number. Press SELECT
to copy the number.
Frequently asked questions
Below are the questions most frequently asked
about the cordless telephone with bluetooth
wireless technology. If you cannot find the answer
to your question, contact customer service by
visiting our website at www.vtechphones.com or
calling 1 (800) 595-9511.
I cannot add and
connect my cell phone
to the telephone base.
Charge the new handset without interruption for
at least 30 minutes before registering it to the
telephone base.
To register a handset:
1. Press and hold /FIND HANDSET at the
telephone base for about four seconds until the
IN USE light turns on.
2. Press
on the cordless handset. Then it
shows Registering...
The cordless handset show Registered and
you hear a beep when the registration process
completes. The registration process takes about
60 seconds to complete.
Deregister handsets
To replace a handset or reassign the designated
handset number of a registered handset, you must
deregister all handsets, and then register each
handset individually.
To deregister all handsets:
1. Press and hold /FIND HANDSET at the
telephone base for about 10 seconds until the
IN USE light flashes.
2. Immediately press /FIND HANDSET again.
You hear a confirmation tone.
All handsets alternately show To register HS...
and ...see manual when the deregistration
process completes. The deregistration process
takes about 10 seconds to complete.
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.
5. Press SELECT to save.
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 q or p 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.
1. Press
when the phone is not in use.
2. 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:
1. When the desired entry displays, press
SELECT.
2. 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:
1. When the desired entry displays, press
DELETE.
2. When the handset displays Delete contact?,
press SELECT.
To delete all directory entries:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Directory and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Del all conts then press SELECT
twice.
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 via the home line more quickly.
To assign a speed dial entry:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. 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.
5. Scroll to a desired directory entry, then press
SELECT.
The display shows No
line. I cannot hear the
dial tone.
Make sure you have
cellular coverage.
Make sure the
Bluetooth function
of your cell phone is
turned on, and is not
connected to any other
Bluetooth device.
To connect your cell
phone, make sure
that your cell phone is
connected and active
on the device list.
For some cell phones,
you must authorize
VTech LS6181 device
in your cell phone’s
Bluetooth feature. See
the user’s manual of
your cell phone for
more information.
Can the LS6181 help
If your cell phone has
the poor cell phone
poor reception in your
reception in my house? home, the LS6181
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 LS6181
cell line. In order
for this to work, the
telephone base must
be within 30 feet of the
cell phone.
My telephone does not
work at all.
Make sure the
telephone base is
installed properly, and
battery is installed
and charged correctly.
For optimum daily
performance, return
the handset to the
telephone base after
use.
Disconnect the
telephone line cord
from your telephone
and connect it to
another telephone.
If there is no dial
tone on that other
telephone either, then
the telephone line
cord may be defective.
Try installing a new
telephone line cord.
If changing the
telephone line cord
does not help, the wall
jack (or the wiring to
this wall jack) may
be defective. Contact
your telephone service
provider.
You may be using a
new cable or VoIP
service, the existing
telephone jacks in your
home may no longer
work. Contact your
service provider for
solutions.
The answering system
does not record
messages.
Make sure the
answering system
is on. When the
answering system is
on, ANS ON should
display on the handset
and the telephone
base.
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 service
answers. To determine
how many rings
activate your voicemail
service, contact your
telephone service
provider.
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:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. 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 screen displays Clear SD
#X? Press SELECT.
Caller ID
About the built-in answering system
and voicemail service
For message recording, your telephone has a
built-in answering system, and it also supports
voicemail service offered by your telephone
service provider (subscription is required, and fee
may apply).
The main differences between them are as follows:
Category
Storage
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.
To review and dial a number in the caller ID log:
1. Press CID when the phone is not in use.
2. 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
with the handset:
1. When the desired caller ID log entry displays,
press SELECT.
2. 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.
Messages are
stored in the
telephone base.
Your messages
will not be deleted
automatically.
You have to delete
your messages
manually.
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.
• 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.
Built-in
answering system
Method
to retrieve
messages
Voicemail from
telephone
service
Messages are
stored in a
server or system
provided by your
telephone service
provider.
Your messages
may be
automatically
deleted after a
period of time.
Contact your
telephone service
provider for more
details.
When you
received new
messages,
the handset
displays XX new
messages, and
the message
window on the
telephone base
flashes.
When you
received new
messages, the
handset displays
and New
voicemail.
To retrieve
messages, usually
there are two
ways:
• Press
on
the telephone
base; or
• Access
remotely with
an access
code.
To retrieve
messages, you
need an access
number and/
or a passcode
provided by your
telephone service
provider.
Set your built-in answering system
Default settings are indicated by asterisks (*).
Settings
menu
Description
Options
Call
screening
Set whether you
hear the callers
on the base 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.
6; 5; 4; 3*; 2;
Toll saver
Remote
code
Set a two-digit
security code
to access the
answering system
remotely from
any touch-tone
telephone.
19*
Set whether the
telephone beeps
every 10 seconds
to alert you of new
messages.
Tone: Off*
Tone: On
Set the recording
time for each
incoming
message.
3 minutes*
2 minutes
1 minute
Msg alert
tone
Recording
time
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.
1. Press MENU on the handset when the phone is
not in use.
2. 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.
5. Press q or p to choose 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or Toll
saver and then press SELECT.
To delete all caller ID log entries with the
handset:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Caller ID log and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Del all calls then press SELECT
twice.
The messages on the
answering system are
incomplete.
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.
I accidentally set my
LCD language to
Spanish or French,
and I don’t know how
to change it back to
English.
While the handset
is not in use, press
MENU and then enter
364 to change the
handset LCD language
back to English.
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.
General product care
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 dry non-abrasive cloth. Do not use
dampened cloth or cleaning solvents of any kind.
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.
1. Press MENU on the handset when the phone is
not in use.
2. 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.
5. Press 5 when done.
Use your built-in answering system
Set number of rings
To delete a caller ID log entry with the handset:
• When the desired caller ID log entry displays,
press DELETE.
Record your own announcement
Turn the answering system on or off
The answering system must be turned on to
answer and record messages.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys and then press
SELECT.
3. Scroll to Answer on/off and then press
SELECT.
4. Press q or p to choose Answer: On or
Answer: Off and then press SELECT.
Message playback at the telephone base
When you received a message on your answering
system, the message window on the telephone
base flashes. Your handset displays XX new
messages. To retrieve, press
when the phone
is not in use.
Use the built-in answering system
and voicemail service
You can use your answering system and voicemail
service together by setting your answering system
to answer before voicemail service answers as
described below. To learn how to program your
voicemail settings, contact your telephone service
provider.
If you are on a call, or if the answering system
is busy recording a message and you receive
another call, the second caller can leave a
voicemail message.
Set your answering system to answer calls at least
two rings earlier than your voicemail service is set
to answer. For example, if your voicemail service
answers after six rings, set your answering system
to answer after four rings. Some voicemail service
providers may program the delay before answering
calls in seconds instead of rings. In this case,
allow six seconds per ring when determining the
appropriate setting.
Retrieve voicemail from telephone
service
Retrieve voicemail
When you received a voicemail, the handset
displays
and New voicemail. To retrieve,
you typically dial an access number provided by
your telephone service provider, and then enter
a security code. Contact your telephone service
provider for instructions on how to configure the
voicemail settings and listen to messages.
It can record up to 59 messages, depending
on the length of each message. Each message
can be up to three minutes in length. The total
recording time is approximately 14 minutes.
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 playing
message. Press /REPEAT twice to listen to
the previous message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the playing
message. The system advances to the next
message.
• Press
/STOP to stop.
Call intercept
If you want to talk to the person whose message
is being recorded, press
,
or
.
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;
2.Product that has been damaged due to repair,
alteration or modification by anyone other than an
authorized service representative of VTech;
3.Product to the extent that the problem
experienced is caused by signal conditions,
network reliability, or cable or antenna systems;
4.Product to the extent that the problem is caused
by use with non-VTech accessories;
5.Product whose warranty/quality stickers, product
serial number plates or electronic serial numbers
have been removed, altered or rendered illegible;
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);
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.
®
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by 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.
Designed to fit your home.
And your life.
VTech Communications, Inc.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
VTech is a registered trademark of VTech Holdings Limited.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2015 VTech Communications, Inc.
All rights reserved. 03/15. LS6181-X_ACIB_V5.0
Document order number: 91-007331-030-100
Technical specifications
Frequency
control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit
frequency
DECT frequency:
1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Bluetooth frequency:
2402.000-2480.000 MHz
Channels
DECT channel: 5
Bluetooth channel: 79
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 400mAh, Ni-MH battery pack
Telephone base: 6V DC @ 450mA
Memory
Directory:
200 memory locations;
up to 30 digits and 15 characters
Caller ID log:
50 memory locations;
up to 24 digits and 15 characters