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DECT 6.0 cordless telephone
BC
on purchasing your new VTech product. Before
using this product, 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.
What’s in the box
Your product package contains the following
items. Save your sales receipt and original
packaging in the event warranty service is
necessary.
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16
T
TIA-1083
10 –
15
14
3
13
4
12 – 1
• Press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front
of the caller ID log entry before dialing or
saving it to the directory.
• Press and hold to set or dial your voicemail
number.
11
5
10
9
6
8
7
1 – Handset earpiece
2 – LCD display
1 set for
TR2-2013/
TR26-2013/
TR27-2013
Abridged user’s
manual
Important safety
instructions
11 –
• Press to add a space when entering names.
12
1 set for
TR1-2013/
TR16-2013
2 sets for
TR2-2013/
TR26-2013/
TR27-2013
• While you have set the dial mode to pulse
and on a call, press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily.
3 – MENU/SELECT
• Show the menu.
• While in a menu, press to select an item, or
save an entry or setting.
4 – OFF/CANCEL
• Hang up a call.
• Silence the ringer temporarily while the
handset is ringing.
• Press and hold to erase the missed call
indicator while the phone is not in use.
• Press to return to the previous menu; or
press and hold to return to idle mode, without
making changes.
5–
• Press repeatedly to show other dialing
options when reviewing a caller ID log entry.
6 – INT
13 –
/FLASH
• Make or answer a home call.
• Answer an incoming home call when you hear
a call waiting alert.
14 – REDIAL/PAUSE
• Press repeatedly to review the redial list.
• Press and hold to insert a dialing pause while
entering a number.
15 – VOLUME/ /
• Review the directory when the phone is not in
use.
• Increase the listening volume during a call.
• 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.
VOLUME/ /CID
• Review the caller ID log when the phone is not in
use.
• Decrease the listening volume during a call.
• 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.
16 – CHARGE light
• On when the handset is charging.
• Press to start an intercom conversation or
transfer a call (for multi-handset models only).
4. Connect the power adapter to the telephone
base and an electrical outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
Before use
After you install your telephone or power returns
following a power outage, the handset or
telephone will prompt you to set the date and time.
Set date and time
1. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the
month (MM), date (DD) and year (YY). Then
press SELECT.
2. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour
(HH) and minute (MM). Then press or
to choose AM or PM.
3. Press SELECT to save.
3. Align the grooves on the telephone base with
the tabs on the wall mount bracket, and then
slide it down until it clicks securely in place.
Charge the battery
Place the handset in the telephone base or the
charger to charge.
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.
Once you have installed the battery, the
handset LCD display indicates the battery
status (see the table below).
NOTES
Install and charge the battery
Install the battery
Install the battery as shown below.
NOTES
• Use only the adapters provided.
• If the handset will not be used for a long time,
disconnect and remove the battery to prevent
possible leakage.
Check for dial tone:
Press
. If you hear a dial tone, the installation
is successful.
• For best performance, keep the handset in the
telephone base or charger when not in use.
• The battery is fully charged after 12 hours of
continuous charging.
Battery
indicators
Battery status
Action
The screen
is blank, or
shows Put in
charger and
flashes.
The battery
has no charge
or very little
charge. The
handset cannot
be used.
Charge without
interruption
(at least 30
minutes).
The screen
shows Low
battery and
flashes.
The battery has
enough charge
to be used for a
short time.
Charge without
interruption
(at least 30
minutes).
The screen
shows
HANDSET X.
The battery is
charged.
To keep the
battery charged,
place it in the
telephone base
or charger when
not in use.
Operating range
This cordless telephone operates with the
maximum power allowed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Even
so, this handset and telephone base can
communicate over only a certain distance
- which can vary with the locations of the
telephone base and handset, the weather, and
the layout of your home or office.
When the handset is out of range, the handset
displays Out of range or no pwr at base.
If there is a call while the handset is out of
range, it may not ring, or if it does ring, the call
may not connect well when you press
. Move
closer to the telephone base, and then press
to answer the call. If the handset moves out
of range during a telephone conversation, there
may be interference. To improve reception,
move closer to the telephone base.
Using the handset menu
Telephone operation
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 enter that menu.
• To return to the previous menu, press CANCEL.
• To return to idle mode, press and hold CANCEL.
Configure your telephone
Set language
The LCD language is preset to English. You can
select English, French or Spanish to be used in
all screen displays.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in
use.
2. Scroll to
��� Settings, and then press SELECT
twice.
3. Scroll to choose English, Français or
Español, and then press SELECT.
4. Press SELECT again to save.
Set date and time
1. Press MENU when the handset is 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 or
to choose AM or PM.
5. Press SELECT to save.
Temporary tone dialing
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can
switch from pulse to tone dialing temporarily
during a call.
1. During a call, press
.
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.
Handset control key panel:
Make a call
• Press
or
number.
, and then dial the telephone
Answer a call
• Press
,
, or any dialing key.
End a call
11
10
3
8
4
7
5
6
1 – IN USE light
• Flashes when there is an incoming call, or
another telephone sharing the same line is in use.
• Flashes when handsets are being deregistered.
• On when the handset is in use or being registered.
• On when the answering system is answering a
call.
NOTE
Mute
The mute function allows you to hear the other
party but the other party cannot hear you.
1. During a call, press MUTE on the handset or
telephone base. The screen displays Muted.
2. Press MUTE again to resume the
conversation. The screen displays
Microphone ON.
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 on another call.
• Press FLASH to put the current call on hold
and take the new call.
• Press FLASH to switch back and forth
between calls.
Find handset
Use this feature to find all system handsets.
To start paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET on the telephone
base. All idle handsets ring and display
** Paging **.
To end paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET again on the
telephone base.
• Use only the adapters provided.
• Make sure the electrical outlets are not controlled
by wall switches.
• The 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.
3–
/REPEAT
• Press to repeat the playing message.
• Press twice to play the previous message.
The battery icon becomes
solid when the battery is fully
charged.
5–
The handset ringer is off.
6–
7–
8–
ANS ON/OFF
• Press to turn the answering system on or off.
/PLAY/STOP
• Press to play messages.
• Press to stop message
VOL• Press to decrease the volume during message
playback.
• When the phone is not in use, press to
decrease the telephone base ringer volume.
The message number currently
playing and total number of
new/old messages recorded.
VOL+
• Press to increase the volume during message
playback.
• When the phone is not in use, press to increase
the telephone base ringer volume.
11 – X/DELETE
• Press to delete the playing message.
• When the phone is not in use, press twice to
delete all previously reviewed messages.
-OR• Press
, , OFF, or any dialing key on the
handset.
-OR• Place the handset in the telephone base or
charger.
NOTE
You can use up to two system handsets at a
time on a home line call. You can buy additional
expansion handsets (TR0Y-2013) for this
telephone base. You can register up to five
handsets to the telephone base.
• When a handset is on a home call, press
or
on another handset to join the call.
• Press OFF to exit the call. 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.
1. Press MENU on your handset during a call.
2. Scroll to Transfer, and then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to enter a destination
handset number.
4. To answer the intercom call, press
, , or
any dialing key on the destination handset.
Intercom
Use the intercom features for conversations
between two devices.
1. Press INT on your handset when not in use.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter a destination
handset number.
3. To answer the intercom call, press
, , or
any dialing key on the destination handset.
4. To end the intercom call, press OFF or
place the handset back in the telephone
base or charger.
Transfer a call using intercom
While on an outside call, you can use the
intercom feature to transfer the call from one
handset to another.
1. Press INT on your handset during a call.
2. The current call is put on hold. Use the
dialing keys to enter a destination handset
number.
Mount the telephone base
The telephone comes ready for tabletop use.
If you have already installed the telephone for
tabletop use, unplug the telephone line cord from
the telephone wall jack, and unplug the telephone
base power adapter from the wall outlet before
mounting your telephone on a wall. Follow the
steps below to mount your telephone on a wall.
NOTE
1. Route the telephone line cord through the
rectangular hole on the wall mount bracket.
Then plug the two ends of the telephone line
cord into the telephone base and the wall
outlet as shown.
TIP
• 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.
The answering system is turned
on.
ANS ON
ECO
The ECO mode activates
automatically to reduce power
consumption when the handset
is within range from the
telephone base.
/SKIP
• Press to skip to the next message.
9 – Message window
• Shows the number of messages, and other
information of the answering system or
telephone base.
10 –
There are new voicemail
received from your telephone
service provider.
1/13
Connect
You can choose to connect the telephone base
for desktop usage or wall mounting.
The battery icon animates when
the battery is charging.
4 – Charging pole
On when the answering system is
turned on.
The battery icon flashes when
the battery is low and needs
charging.
/FIND HANDSET
• Press to page all system handsets.
Join a call in progress
The handset earpiece volume setting and speakerphone
volume setting are independent.
Display icons overview
Connect the charger
On when the telephone line is in use.
On when the answering system is
answering a call.
On when you are registering a handset.
Flashes quickly when there is an
incoming call.
Flashes when another telephone
sharing the same line is in use.
Flashes when you are deregistering all
handsets.
/ANS
ON/OFF
1 – Charging pole
2–
Speakerphone
• During a call, press /VOLUME/ on the
handset to adjust the listening volume.
1
9
• Press OFF on the handset, or put the handset
to the base or charger.
Volume
Telephone base lights overview
IN USE
Do not press and hold /FIND HANDSET for
more than four seconds. It may lead to handset
deregistration.
• During a call, press
on the handset to
switch between speakerphone and normal
handset use.
Charger overview
1
2
• Make or answer a call using the handset
speakerphone.
• During a call, press to switch between the
speakerphone and the handset.
2
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.
Abridged user’s manual
8 – MUTE/DELETE
• Mute the microphone during a call.
• Delete digits or characters while using the
dialing keys.
• Silence the ringer temporarily while the
handset is ringing.
9–
Please refer to the online Complete user’s
manual for a full set of installation and operation
instructions at www.vtechphones.com.
Compatible with
Hearing Aid T-Coil
Telephone base overview
7 – Microphone
Handset overview
NEW
Connect the telephone base
2 Align the holes on the bracket with the
standard wall plate and slide the bracket
down until it clicks securely in place.
There are new caller ID log
entries.
Handset lights overview
On when the handset speakerphone
is in use.
CHARGE
On when the handset is charging in the
telephone base or charger.
3. To answer the intercom call, press
, , or
any dialing key on the destination handset.
You can now have a private conservation
before transferring the call.
4. From this intercom call, you have the
following options:
• You can let the destination handset join
you on the outside call in a
three-way conversation. Press and hold
INT on the originating handset.
• You can transfer the call. Press OFF, or
place your handset back in the telephone
base or charger. Your handset displays
Transferred. The destination handset is
then connected to the outside call.
• You can press INT to switch between the
outside call (Outside call displays) and
the intercom call (Intercom displays).
• The destination handset can end the
intercom call by pressing OFF, or
by placing the handset back in the
telephone base or charger. The outside
call continues with the original system
handset.
Answer an incoming call during an
intercom call
If you receive an incoming call during an
intercom call, there is an alert tone.
• To answer a call, press
. The intercom call
ends automatically.
• To end the intercom call without answering
the outside call, press OFF. The intercom call
ends and the telephone continues to ring.
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.
Review the redial list
1. Press REDIAL when the handset is not in
use.
2. Press� , , or REDIAL repeatedly until the
desired entry displays.
Dial a redial list entry
or
Directory
The phonebook can store up to 50 entries, which
are shared by all handsets. Each entry may
consist of a telephone number up to
30 digits, and a name up to 15 characters.
Add a directory entry
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Directory then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT again to choose
Add contact.
4. Enter the number.
• Use the dialing keys to enter the number
(up to 30 digits).
5. Press SELECT to move to the name.
6. Use the dialing keys to enter the name (up to
15 characters). Additional key presses show
other characters of that particular key.
7. Press SELECT to save.
While entering numbers and names, you can:
• Press DELETE to erase a digit or character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase the entire
entry.
• Press or �������������������������������
to move the cursor to the left
or right.
• Press and hold PAUSE to insert a dialing
pause (for entering phone numbers only).
• Press 0 to add a space (for entering names
only).
• Press
to add ( appears) or
to
add # ( appears) (for entering phone
numbers only).
Review the directory
Redial list
• Press
A
to dial.
Delete a redial list entry
When the desired redial entry displays, press
DELETE.
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 (you can enter up to
3 characters for the search).
3. When the desired entry appears, press
or�
to dial.
Dial a directory entry
• When the desired entry appears, press
or
to dial.
Edit a directory entry
1. When the desired entry displays, press
SELECT.
2. Use the dialing keys to edit the number, and
then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to edit the name, and
then press SELECT to save.
Delete a directory entry:
1. When the desired entry displays, press
DELETE.
2. When the screen displays Delete contact?,
press SELECT.
Speed dial
You can copy up to 9 directory entries into the
speed dial locations (0 and 2-9) so that you can
dial these numbers using fewer keys than usual.
The speed dial memory locations are stored
in the telephone base and are shared by all
handsets. Changes made to the speed dial
entries on one handset apply to all.
Assign a speed dial entry
Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
Scroll to Speed dial, then press SELECT.
Press or or the dialing keys (0 or 2-9) to
choose the desired speed dial location.
5. Press SELECT. The screen displays Copy
from DIR... and then the first entry in the
directory.
6. Scroll to browse to the desired entry.
-ORUse the alphabetical search to find the
desired entry.
7. Press SELECT to save. You hear a
confirmation. The name (up to 12 characters)
appears in the selected speed dial location.
1.
2.
3.
4.
NOTES
• If the directory is empty, when you press SELECT in
Step 5, the screen displays Directory empty.
• If the speed dial location you selected is occupied,
the new directory entry you selected replaces the
old one. Take caution not to replace entries you do
not wish to delete from the speed dial locations.
Reassign a speed dial entry
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
Scroll to Speed dial, then press SELECT.
Press or , or use the dialing keys to
choose the speed dial location you want to
reassign.
5. Press SELECT twice. The screen displays
Reassign SD.
6. Press SELECT. The screen displays Copy
from DIR... and then the first entry of the
directory.
7. Scroll to browse to the desired entry.
-ORUse the alphabetical search to find the
desired entry.
8. Press SELECT to save. You hear a
confirmation. The name (up to 12 characters)
appears in the selected speed dial location.
Dial a speed dial number
• Press and hold a dialing key (0 or 2-9) to
dial the number stored in the corresponding
speed dial location.
When the speed dial location is empty, the screen
displays the speed dial list. See Assign a speed
dial entry to add a new entry.
Delete a speed dial entry
Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
Scroll to Speed dial, then press SELECT.
Press or , or use the dialing keys to
choose the desired speed dial location, then
press DELETE. The screen displays Clear
SD #X?
5. Press SELECT to confirm. You hear a
confirmation tone.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Review a caller ID log entry
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 phone number.
3. Press
or
to dial the displayed number.
Dial a caller ID log entry
• When the desired entry appears, press
or
to dial.
Save a caller ID log entry to the directory
1. When the desired caller ID log entry
displays, press SELECT.
2. Scroll to To Directory then press SELECT.
3. Use the dialing keys to modify the number,
and then press SELECT.
4. Use the dialing keys to modify the name,
and then press SELECT to save.
Delete a caller ID log entry
• When the desired caller ID log entry displays,
press DELETE.
Delete all caller ID log entries
• Press MENU when the phone is not in
use. Scroll to Caller ID log and then press
SELECT. Scroll to Del all calls and then
press SELECT twice.
Sound settings
NOTE
Deleting the speed dial entries does not affect the
entries in the directory.
Caller ID
If you subscribe to caller ID service, information
about each caller appears after the first or
second ring. If you answer a call before the caller
information appears on the screen, it will not be
saved in the caller ID log.
The caller ID log stores up to 50 entries. Each
entry has up to 24 digits for the phone number
and 15 characters for the name.
If the telephone number has more that 15 digits,
only the last 15 digits appear. If the name has more
than 15 characters, only the first 15 characters are
shown and saved in the caller ID log.
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.
Key tone
You can choose from different ringer tones.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Settings, and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose Key tone, and then press
SELECT.
4. Scroll to choose� On or Off, and then press
SELECT to save.
Ringer tone
You can choose from different ringer tones.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Ringers, and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to choose Ringer tone, and then
press SELECT.
4. Scroll to sample
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each ringer tone, and then
press SELECT to save.
The answering
system does
not record
messages.
When the answering machine
memory is full, it does not record
new messages until some old
messages are deleted.
Frequently asked questions
Below are the questions most frequently asked about
the cordless telephone. If you cannot find the answer to
your question, visit our website at
www.vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511
for customer service. In Canada, go to
www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
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.
The display
shows No line.
I cannot hear the
dial tone.
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.
The display
shows To
register HS...
and ...see
manual
alternately. The
handset does not
work at all.
If changing 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 handset is deregistered from
the telephone base. Place the
handset in the telephone base
to register it back. The handset
shows Registered and
you hear a beep when the
registration process completes.
This process takes about 90
seconds to complete.
Make sure the answering system
is on. When the answering system
is on, ANS ON should display on
the handset and the telephone
base.
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.
The answering
system does
not announce
the correct day
of the week
for recorded
messages time
stamp.
Make sure you have set the date
and time. See Configure your
telephone section.
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.
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.
NOTE
If you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear ringer
tone samples.
Ringer volume
You can adjust the 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. Press SELECT to choose Ringer volume.
4. Scroll to adjust
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the volume, and then press
SELECT to save.
NOTE
If the handset ringer volume is set to off, that handset
is silenced for all incoming calls except paging tone.
Ringer volume (telephone base)
You can adjust the telephone base volume level
by pressing VOL- or VOL+ on the top of the
telephone base when idle.
Temporary ringer silencing
When the telephone is ringing, you can
temporarily silence the ringer of the handset
without disconnecting the call. The next call rings
normally at the preset volume.
• Press OFF or MUTE on the handset. The
handset displays
and Ringer muted briefly.
Quiet mode
You can turn on the quiet mode for a period of
time. During this period, all tones (except paging
tone) and call screening are muted. When you
turn on the quiet mode, the answering system
turns on automatically.
1. Press and hold
on the handset or
telephone base when idle.
2. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the
duration, and then press SELECT to save.
Category
Built-in answering
system
Voicemail from
telephone service
Messages are
stored in the
telephone base.
Messages are
Storage
stored in a server
or system provided
by your telephone
service.
Your messages
Your messages
will not be deleted
may be
automatically.
automatically
deleted after a
You have to delete
period of time.
your messages
manually.
Contact your
telephone service
provider for more
details.
When you received
When you received
Method
new messages,
to retrieve new messages,
the handset
messages handset displays
XX new messages displays
and
and the message
New voicemail.
window on the
telephone base
flashes.
To retrieve
messages, usually
there are two ways:
• Press a button
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.
Telephone base control key panel:
How do you get warranty service?
To obtain warranty service in the United States of
America, please visit our website at
www.vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511. In
Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or dial
1 (800) 267-7377.
The answering system must be turned on to
answer and record messages.
To turn on or off with the telephone base:
• Press /ANS ON on the telephone base to turn
the built-in answering system on or off.
To turn on or off with the handset:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to highlight Answering sys, and then
press SELECT.
3. Scroll to highlight Answer on/off, and then
press SELECT.
4. Scroll to highlight Answer: On or
Answer: Off, and then press SELECT to
save. You hear a confirmation tone.
Record your own announcement
The announcement can be up to 90 seconds in
length.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys and then press
SELECT twice.
3. The handset displays Play [2] Del [3]
Rec [7], and it announces, “To play, press 2.
To record, press 7.”
4. Press 7 to record. The handset announces,
“Record after the tone. Press STOP when you
are done.” After the tone, speak towards the
handset microphone. Then, press 5 when done.
For message recording, your telephone has a
built-in answering system, and it also support
voicemail service offered by your telephone
service provider (subscription is required, and
fee may apply).
The main differences between them are as
follows:
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Product that has been subjected to misuse,
accident, shipping or other physical damage,
improper installation, abnormal operation or
handling, neglect, inundation, fire, water or other
liquid intrusion; or
2. Product that has been damaged due to repair,
alteration or modification by anyone other than an
authorized service representative of VTech; or
3. Product to the extent that the problem experienced
is caused by signal conditions, network reliability,
or cable or antenna systems; or
4. Product to the extent that the problem is caused
by use with non-VTech accessories; or
5. Product whose warranty/quality stickers, product
serial number plates or electronic serial numbers
have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
6. Product purchased, used, serviced, or shipped for
repair from outside the United States of America
or Canada, or used for commercial or institutional
purposes (including but not limited to Products
used for rental purposes); or
7. Product returned without a valid proof of purchase
(see item 2 on the next page); or
8. Charges for installation or set up, adjustment
of customer controls, and installation or repair of
systems outside the unit.
Turn the answering system on or off
The telephone is preset with a greeting that
answers calls with “Hello, please leave a
message after the tone.” You can use this preset
announcement, or replace it with your own.
About answering system and
voicemail service
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.
Your answering system has various features,
read below for the basic settings.
The answering system can record and store
up to 99 messages. Each message can be up
to three minutes in length. The total storage
capacity for the announcement, messages and
memos is approximately 14 minutes. The actual
recording time depends on individual message
characteristics.
Your answering system allows you to set your
announcement, to save and delete messages,
activate call screening, to set number of rings
before pick up, to access remotely, and to
control the recording time.
Default announcement
• To turn off the quiet mode, press and hold
on the handset or telephone base when idle.
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.
Set your built-in answering system
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.
Play the announcement
Recording time
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys and then press
SELECT twice.
3. The handset displays Play [2] Del [3]
Rec [7], and it announces, “To play, press 2.
To record, press 7.”
4. Press 2 to record. The handset announces,
“Record after the tone. Press STOP when
you are done.” Then, press 2 to play the
announcement.
You can set the recording time limit for each
incoming message.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ans sys setup then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to Recording time then press
SELECT.
5. Scroll to choose 3 minutes, 2 minutes or
1 minute.
6. Press SELECT to save and you hear a
confirmation tone.
Delete the announcement
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys and then press
SELECT twice.
3. The handset displays Play [2] Del [3]
Rec [7], and it announces, “To play, press 2.
To record, press 7.”
4. Press 3 to delete your own recorded
announcement.
New message indication
Set number of rings
Message playback
You can set the answering system to answer an
incoming call after 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 rings; or toll saver. If
you choose toll saver, the answering system answers
a call after 2 rings when you have new messages, or
after 4 rings when you have no new messages.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ans sys setup then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to # of rings then press SELECT.
5. Scroll to choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or Toll saver.
6. Press SELECT to save and you hear a
confirmation tone.
To playback messages at the telephone base:
• Press
/PLAY when the phone is not in use.
Message alert tone
To playback messages at the handset:
• Press MENU to choose Play messages.
Press SELECT.
When the message alert tone is set to on,
and there is at least one new message, the
telephone base beeps every 10 seconds. The
message alert tone is preset to off.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ans sys setup then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to Msg alert tone then press SELECT.
5. Scroll to choose Tone: On or Tone: Off.
6. Press SELECT to save and you hear a
confirmation tone.
Use your built-in answering system
When there are new answering system
messages, The handset displays XX new
messages and the message window on the
telephone base flashes.
Options during playback:
• Press VOL- or VOL+ to adjust the speaker
volume.
• Press /SKIP to skip to the next message.
• Press /REPEAT to repeat the message
currently playing. Press /REPEAT twice to
listen to the previous message.
• Press X/DELETE to delete the playing
message. The system advances to the next
message.
• Press
/STOP to stop.
Options during playback:
• Press /VOLUME/ to adjust the message
playback volume.
• Press 6 to skip to the next message.
• Press 4 to repeat the message. Press 4
during the time and day announcement to
hear the previous message.
• Press 3 to delete the playing message.
• Press OFF to stop the playback.
• Press
to switch between speakerphone
mode and handset mode.
Delete all old messages at the telephone
base
To delete all old messages at the telephone
base:
Press X/DELETE twice when the phone is not
in use.
To delete all old messages on a handset:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys, and then press
SELECT.
3. Scroll to Delete all old, and then press
SELECT twice. You hear a confirmation tone.
Remote access
A two-digit security code is required to access
the answering system remotely from any
touch-tone telephone. The preset code is 19.
You can use this preset code, or set your own.
1. Dial your telephone number from any
touch-tone telephone.
2. When the system plays your announcement,
enter the two-digit security code.
3. You can enter one of the following remote
commands.
Command
Description
1
Play all messages.
2
Play new messages.
3
Delete the current message
(during playback).
33
Delete all old messages.
4
Repeat the current message
(during playback).
5
Stop.
*5
Hear a list of remote
commands.
6
Skip to the next message
(during playback).
*7
Record a new announcement.
8
End the call.
0
Turn the answering system
on or off.
4. Hang up or press 8 to end the call.
Remote access code
Turn off the new voicemail indicators
A two-digit security code is required to access
the answering system remotely from any touchtone telephone. The preset code is 19. You can
set the code from 00 to 99.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Scroll to Answering sys then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Ans sys setup then press SELECT.
4. Scroll to Remote code, and then press
SELECT.
5. Use the dialing keys to enter a two-digit number.
-ORScroll to a desired two-digit number.
6. Press SELECT to save and you hear a
confirmation tone.
If you have retrieved your voicemail while away
from home, and the handset still displays the new
voicemail indicators, use this feature to turn off
the indicators.
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
Voicemail is a feature available from most
telephone service providers. It may be included
with your telephone service, or may be optional.
Fees may apply.
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.
Technical specifications
Frequency
control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit
freuency
Handset: 1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Telephone base: 1921.536-1928.448
MHz
Channels
5
Nominal
effective
range
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environment conditions
at the time of use.
Power
requirements
Handset: 2.4V Ni-MH battery
Telephone base: 6V AC @ 400mA
Charger: 6V AC @ 300mA
Memory
Handset directory:
50 memory locations; up to 30 digits
and 15 characters
Handset caller ID log:
50 memory locations; up to 24 digits
and 15 characters
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.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2014 for VTech Communications, Inc.
All rights reserved. 09/14. TRXY-2013_ACIB_V3.0
Document order number: 91-007210-030-100
NOTE
This feature turns off the indicators only, it does not
delete your voicemail messages.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Scroll to Settings, and then press SELECT.
3. Scroll to Clr voicemail, and then press
SELECT.
4. Press SELECT to save and you hear a
confirmation tone.
Expand your telephone system
You can add new handsets (TR02-2013/TR052013/TR06-2013/TR07-2013/TR08-2013,
purchased separately) to your telephone base.
Your telephone base supports a maximum of 5
handsets.
For more details, refer to the user’s manual that
comes with your TR02-2013/TR05-2013/TR062013/TR07-2013/TR08-2013 new handset.
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.