Complete user’s manual
www.vtechphones.com
Models:
FS6220-2/FS6220-3/
FS6224/FS6224-2/
FS6224-21/FS6224-3
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Important safety instructions on page 56 of this manual.
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Table of contents
Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Parts checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Telephone base and charger
installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Battery installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Battery charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Wall mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Handset layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Telephone base layout . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Telephone settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Handset ringer volume . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Telephone base ringer volume . . . . 10
Ringer tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Set date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
LCD language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Clear voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Key tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Home area code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Dial mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Telephone operation . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Make a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Predial a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Answer a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
End a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Call waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temporary ringer silencing . . . . . . . 17
Temporary tone dialing . . . . . . . . . . 18
Redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Chain dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Web address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Find handset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Join a call in progress . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
About the directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Add a directory entry . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Review and dial from the
directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alphabetical search . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Edit a directory entry . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Delete a directory entry . . . . . . . . . . 25
Caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
About caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Information about caller ID with call
waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Caller ID log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Missed call indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Memory match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Review and dial from the
caller ID log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
View dialing options . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Save a caller ID log entry to the
directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Delete the caller ID log entries . . . . 31
Caller ID log screen messages . . . . 31
Answering system settings . . . . . 32
Answering system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Announcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Record your own announcement . . . 32
Play the announcement . . . . . . . . . . 33
Delete your announcement . . . . . . . 33
Answer on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Call screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Number of rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Remote access code . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Message alert tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Table of contents
Answering system operation . . . . 37
Answering system and voicemail . . 37
Using the answering system and
voicemail together . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Message capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
New message indication . . . . . . . . . 38
Call screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Call intercept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Message playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Delete all messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Record, play or delete memos . . . . . 42
Message window displays . . . . . . . . 43
Remote access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Handset and telephone base
indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Important safety instructions . . . . . . 56
Precautions for users of implanted
cardiac pacemakers . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
ECO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
About cordless telephones . . . . . . . 59
The RBRC® seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Limited warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
FCC, ACTA and IC regulations . . . . 62
Technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . 63
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
ii
Getting started
Parts checklist
Your telephone contains the following items. Save your sales receipt and original
packaging in the event warranty service is necessary.
Telephone line cord
Telephone base power adapter
Battery compartment cover
Battery
(1 for FS6224)
(2 for FS6220-2/FS6224-2/
FS6224-21) (3 for FS6220-3/FS6224-3)
(1 for FS6224)
(2 for FS6220-2/FS6224-2/
FS6224-21) (3 for FS6220-3/FS6224-3)
Handset
Charger and
charger adapter
(1 for FS6224)
(2 for FS6220-2/FS6224-2/
FS6224-21) (3 for FS6220-3/FS6224-3)
(1 for FS6220-2/FS6224-2/
FS6224-21)
(2 for FS6220-3/FS6224-3)
Abridged user’s manual
Quick start guide
Telephone base
Abridged user’s manual
Quick start guide
To purchase a replacement battery or power adapter, 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.
Getting started
Telephone base and charger installation
Install the telephone base and charger as shown below.
If you subscribe to digital subscriber line (DSL) high-speed Internet service through
your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone line cord and
telephone wall jack. Contact your DSL service provider for more information about
DSL filters.
Telephone wall jack
Electrical outlet
(not controlled
by a wall switch)
A DSL filter (not
included) is required
if you have DSL
high-speed Internet
service.
The DSL filter must
be plugged into the
telephone wall jack.
Telephone base
power adapter
Charger
adapter
Telephone
line cord
Charger
Telephone base
• Use only the power adapters supplied with this product. To order a replacement,
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.
• 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.
Getting started
Battery installation
Install the battery as shown below.
1. Plug the battery connector securely
into the socket, matching the
orientation of the engraved label.
2. Place the battery with the label
THIS SIDE UP facing up and
the wires inside the battery
compartment.
3. Slide the battery compartment cover
towards the center of the handset
until it clicks into place.
4. Place the handset in the telephone
base or charger to charge. The LCD
backlight turns on for 10 seconds
to denote that the battery is being
charged.
• If the handset will not be used for a long period of time, disconnect and remove the
battery to prevent any possible leakage.
• To purchase replacement batteries, 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.
Getting started
Battery charging
Once you have installed the battery, the screen indicates the battery status
(see the table below). If necessary, place the handset in the telephone base or charger
to charge the battery. 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. See the table on page 48 for battery operating times.
If the screen is blank or displays Put in charger, you need to charge the handset
without interruption for at least 30 minutes to give the handset enough charge to use
for a short time. When the battery is low, the handset displays Low battery along
with a flashing icon. If you are on a call in low battery mode, the handset plays short
beeps to alert you.
The following table summarizes the battery charge indicators and actions to take.
Battery indicators
Battery status
Action
The screen is blank, or
displays Put in charger
and flashes.
The battery has no or very
little charge. The handset
cannot be used.
Charge without interruption
(at least 30 minutes).
The screen displays
Low battery and
flashes.
The battery has enough
charge to be used for a
short time.
Charge without interruption
(about 30 minutes).
The screen displays
HANDSET X.
The battery is charged.
To keep the battery charged,
place it in the telephone base
or charger when not in use.
After you install your telephone or power returns following a power
outage, the handset will prompt you to set the date and time.
For instructions, see Set date and time on page 11. To skip
setting, press CANCEL.
Date: MM/DD/YY
Getting started
Wall mounting (optional)
Your telephone comes ready for tabletop use.
To mount your telephone on the wall:
1. Position the top hole at the back of the telephone base against the top mounting
stud on the wall plate.
2. Align the holes on the telephone base against the mounting studs on the wall plate.
Then slide the telephone base down until it locks into place.
Mounting studs
Telephone base
Getting started
Handset layout
VOL /CID
• Press to review the caller ID log when the telephone
is not in use (page 28).
• During a call or message playback, press to
decrease the listening volume (page 16 or page 40).
• Press to scroll down while in a menu, or reviewing
the directory, caller ID log or redial list.
• While entering numbers or names in the directory,
press to move the cursor to the left.
MUTE/DELETE
• While on a call, press to mute the microphone
(page 17).
• While using the dialing keys, press to delete digits or
characters (page 16 or page 22).
• While the handset is ringing, press to silence the
ringer temporarily (page 17).
• While reviewing the directory, caller ID log or redial
list, press to delete the displayed entry (page 25,
page 31 or page 18).
/FLASH
• Press to make or answer a call (page 16).
• During a call, press to answer an incoming call when
you receive a call waiting alert (page 17).
1
• While reviewing a caller ID log entry, press
repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front of the
caller ID log entry before dialing or saving it to the
directory (page 29).
Dialing keys
• Press to enter numbers or characters.
• Press to answer an incoming call (page 16).
TONE
• While on a call, press to switch to tone dialing
temporarily when using pulse service (page 18).
Getting started
Handset layout
MENU/SELECT
• Press to show the menu (page 9).
• While in a menu, press to choose an item, or save
an entry or setting.
VOL /
• Press to review the directory when the telephone is
not in use (page 24).
• During a call or message playback, press to
increase the listening volume (page 16 or page 40).
• Press to scroll up while in a menu, or reviewing the
directory, caller ID log or redial list.
• While entering numbers or names in the directory,
press to move the cursor to the right.
REDIAL/PAUSE
• Press repeatedly to review the last five numbers
dialed (page 18).
• While dialing or entering numbers, press and hold
to insert a dialing pause (page 16, page 22 or
page 23).
OFF/CANCEL
• During a call, press to hang up (page 16).
• While the handset is ringing, press to silence the
ringer temporarily (page 17).
• Press and hold to erase the missed call indicator
when the phone is not in use (page 27).
• While in a menu, press to return to the previous
menu.
• While in a menu, press and hold to return to idle
mode.
• While predialing, press to delete digits (page 16).
#
• Press repeatedly to show other dialing options when
reviewing a caller ID log entry (page 29).
Getting started
Telephone base layout
X/DELETE
Message window
• Press to delete the message
currently playing (page 40).
• Shows the number of
messages, and other
information of the
answering system or
telephone base (page 43).
• When the phone is not in
use, press twice to delete
all previously reviewed
messages (page 41).
/SKIP
• Press to skip to the next
message (page 40).
/REPEAT
• Press to repeat the playing
message (page 40).
• Press twice to play the
previous message
(page 40).
/PLAY/STOP
• Press to play messages
(page 40).
• Press to stop message
playback (page 40).
/VOL+ and
/FIND HANDSET
/VOL-
• Press to adjust the volume
during message playback
(page 40).
• Press to page all system
handsets (page 20).
• When the phone is not in
use, press to adjust the
telephone base ringer
volume (page 10).
/ANS ON/OFF
• Press to turn the answering
system on or off (page 34).
Telephone settings
Using the menu
You can use a cordless handset to change the telephone settings.
In the ringers menu, you can select the ringer tones and adjust the ringer volume for
incoming calls.
In the settings menu, you can change the settings for LCD language, voicemail
indicators, key tone, home area code and dial mode.
Go to Answering system settings (from page 32 to page 36) for instructions to
change the answering system settings.
To enter the handset menu:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Press to
scroll down
Press to
scroll up
2. Press or until the handset 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.
Handset ringer volume
You can adjust the ringer volume or turn the ringer off on each
handset. When the ringer is turned off, the handset displays
Ringer off.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Press or until the handset displays Ringers,
then p�����
ress SELECT.
3. The handset displays Ringer volume, then press SELECT.
Ringers
Ringer volume
Volume:High
4. The handset displays� Volume: with the current setting flashing.
Press or to sample each ringer volume level.
5. Press SELECT to save your selection. You hear a
confirmation tone.
If the ringer volume is set to off, that handset is silenced for all incoming calls except
paging tone.
Telephone settings
Telephone base ringer volume
Press VOL+ or VOL- on the telephone base to adjust the
ringer volume when the phone is not in use.
When you set the ringer volume to zero, the base ringer is off
and the telephone base announces, “Base ringer is off.”
Ringer tone
You can choose from different ringer tones on each handset.
Ringers
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Press or until the handset displays Ringers,
then press SELECT.
Ringer tone
3. Press or until the handset displays Ringer tone,
then press SELECT.
4. The handset displays Tone: with the current setting flashing.
Press or to sample each ringer tone.
5. Press SELECT to save your selection. You hear a
confirmation tone.
If you turn off the ringer volume, you will not hear ringer tone samples.
10
Tone: 1
Telephone settings
Set date and time
he answering system announces the date and time of each message prior to
T
playing it. Before using the answering system, set the date and time as follows. If you
subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are set automatically with each
incoming call. However, the year must be correct so that the day of the week can be
calculated from the caller ID information.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
Set date/time
2. Press or until the handset displays Set date/time,
then press SELECT.
3. Press or to select the month then press SELECT,
or use the dialing keys to enter a two-digit number (01-12).
4. Press or to select the date then press SELECT,
or use the dialing keys to enter a two-digit number (01-31).
Date: MM/DD/YY
Time: HH:MM - -
5. Press or to select the year then press SELECT,
or use the dialing keys to enter a two-digit number (00-99)
then press SELECT.
6. Press or to select the hour then press SELECT,
or use the dialing keys to enter a two-digit number (01-12).
7. Press or to select the minute then press SELECT,
or use the dialing keys to enter a two-digit number (00-59).
8. Press
or
to select AM or PM.
9. Press SELECT to save the settings. You hear a confirmation tone.
• If the date and time are not set when a message is recorded, the system announces,
“Time and date not set,” before each message plays.
• When there is a power failure, the date and time need to be reset.
• The phone plays two beeps if you enter an invalid number.
11
Telephone settings
LCD language
You can select English, French or Spanish to be used in all screen displays.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
Settings
2. Press or until the handset displays Settings,
then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose LCD language.
LCD language
4. Press or to choose English, Français or Español,
then press SELECT.
• The handset displays Set English? when you
choose English.
English
• The handset displays Set Francais? when you
choose Français.
• The handset displays Set Espanol? when you
choose Español.
5. Press SELECT to save your selection. You hear a confirmation tone.
If you accidentally change the LCD language to French or Spanish, you can reset it back
to English easily by pressing MENU then entering 364#. Then press OFF.
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Telephone settings
Clear voicemail
If you subscribe to voicemail service offered by your telephone service provider,
the handsets display New voicemail and
when you have new voicemail
messages. Contact your telephone service provider for more information about
using your voicemail service.
After you have listened to all new voicemail messages, the indicators on the handsets
turn off automatically.
Use the clear voicemail feature when the telephone indicates that there is new
voicemail but there are none (for example, when you have accessed your voicemail
while away from home). The clear 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 to turn on
the indicators.
To manually turn off these indicators:
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
Settings
2. Press or until the handset displays Settings,
then press SELECT.
3. Press or until the handset displays Clr voicemail,
then press SELECT. The handset displays Reset VM Icon?
4. Press SELECT to save your selection. You hear a
confirmation tone.
Your telephone service provider may alert you of new messages
with a stutter (broken) dial tone. Contact your telephone service
provider for details.
13
Clr voicemail
Reset VM Icon?
Telephone settings
Key tone
You can turn the key tone on or off for each handset.
Settings
If you turn the key tone on, the handset beeps with each key press.
If you turn the key tone off, there are no beeps when you press the
handset keys.
Key tone
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Press or until the handset displays Settings,
then press SELECT.
On
3. Press or until the handset displays Key tone,
then press SELECT.
4. Press
or
to choose On or Off.
5. Press SELECT to save your selection. You hear a confirmation tone.
Home area code
If you dial local calls using only seven digits (area code not required), you can program
your home area code so that when you receive a call within your local area, the
telephone number is automatically stored in the caller ID log without the area code.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Settings
2. Press or until the handset displays Settings,
then press SELECT.
3. Press or until the handset displays Home area code,
then press SELECT.
Home area code
4. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the desired home area code.
Home area code
• Press DELETE to delete a digit.
___
• Press and hold DELETE to delete all digits.
5. Press SELECT to save. You hear a confirmation tone.
If, in the future, your telephone service provider requires you to dial the area code when
making a local call, or, if you move to a location that requires it, follow the steps above
to delete the home area code you have already programmed. After you have deleted
the home area code, _ _ _ appears.
14
Telephone settings
Dial mode
The dial mode is preset to touch-tone dialing. If you have pulse
(rotary) service, you must change the dial mode to pulse dialing
before using the telephone to make a call.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Settings
Dial mode
2. Press or until the handset displays Settings,
then press SELECT.
3. Press or until the handset displays Dial mode,
then press SELECT.
4. Press
or
to choose Touch-tone or Pulse.
5. Press SELECT to save your selection. You hear a
confirmation tone.
15
Touch-tone
Telephone operation
Make a call
1. Press
on the handset.
2. When you hear a dial tone, dial the number with the dialing
keys (0-9).
• The handset displays the elapsed time as you talk (in hours,
minutes and seconds).
• While entering numbers, press and hold PAUSE to insert a
dialing pause (a P appears).
Predial a call
1. Enter the number with the dialing keys (0-9).
2. Press
to dial.
• The handset displays the elapsed time as you talk (in hours, minutes and seconds).
• While predialing, press DELETE or CANCEL to backspace and delete; press and hold
PAUSE to insert a dialing pause (a P appears).
Answer a call
• Press
or any dialing key (0-9, TONE or #).
End a call
• Press OFF or put the handset to the telephone base or charger.
Volume
During a call, press VOL
listening volume.
or VOL
to adjust the
When the volume reaches the minimum or maximum setting,
you hear two beeps.
16
Telephone operation
Mute
The mute function allows you to hear the other party but the other
party cannot hear you.
• During a call, press MUTE. The handset displays Muted until the
mute function is turned off.
Muted
10:15 PM 12/25
• 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 another call.
• Press FLASH to put the current call on hold and take the new call.
• Press FLASH at any time to switch back and forth between calls.
Temporary ringer silencing
When the telephone is ringing, you can temporarily silence the
ringer of that handset or telephone base without disconnecting
the call. The next call rings normally at the preset volume.
Ringer muted
To silence the handset ringer:
• Press OFF or MUTE, and then Ringer muted displays briefly.
To silence the telephone base ringer:
• Press VOL-.
Each handset and the base ring when there is an incoming call unless the ringer volume
of that device is turned off.
17
Telephone operation
Temporary tone dialing
If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can switch from pulse to touch-tone dialing
temporarily during a call. This is useful if you need to send touch-tone signals to
access your telephone banking or long distance services.
1. During a call, press TONE.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the number. The telephone sends touch-tone signals.
It automatically returns to pulse dialing mode after you end the call.
Redial
Each handset stores the five most recently dialed numbers.
• When there are already five entries, the oldest entry is deleted to make room for the
new entry.
• Entries are in reverse chronological order.
• The handset plays two beeps when you reach the end or beginning of the redial list,
or when you access the redial list with no records.
To review and dial a redial entry:
1. Press REDIAL when the phone is not in use.
2. Press , or REDIAL repeatedly until the desired
entry displays.
3. Press
to dial.
-OR1. Press
when the phone is not in use.
2. Press REDIAL and then press ,
until the desired entry displays.
or REDIAL repeatedly
Redial
800-595-9511
3. Press SELECT to dial.
To delete a redial entry:
1. Press REDIAL when the handset is not in use.
2. Press
,
or REDIAL repeatedly to browse to the desired entry.
3. Press DELETE to delete the displayed number. You hear a confirmation tone.
18
Telephone operation
Chain dialing
Use this feature to initiate a dialing sequence from numbers stored in the directory,
caller ID log or redial list while you are on a call. Chain dialing can be useful if you wish
to access other numbers (such as bank account numbers or access codes) from the
directory, caller ID log or redial list.
To access a number in the directory:
1. Press MENU while on a call.
2. Press SELECT to choose Directory.
3. Press
or
to scroll to the desired entry.
4. Press SELECT to dial the displayed number.
To access a number in the caller ID log:
1. Press MENU while on a call.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Caller ID log, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to the desired entry.
4. Press SELECT to dial the displayed number.
To access a number on the redial list:
1. Press REDIAL while on a call.
2. Press
,
or REDIAL repeatedly to browse to the desired entry.
3. Press SELECT to dial the displayed number.
Press CANCEL to exit the directory, caller ID log or redial list when you are on a call.
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Telephone operation
Web address
Web address
Use this feature to view the VTech website address.
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Press or until the handset displays Web address, then press
SELECT. The handset displays the VTech website address.
www.vtechphones
.com
Find handset
Use this feature to find all system handsets.
To start paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET on the telephone base when not in
use. All idle handsets ring and display ** Paging **.
To end paging:
• Press /FIND HANDSET on the telephone base.
-OR• Press
, OFF or any dialing key (0-9, TONE or #) on a handset.
• Do not press and hold /FIND HANDSET for more than four seconds. It may lead to
handset deregistration. If To register HS and See manual displays alternately on the
handset, refer to Troubleshooting to register the handset to the telephone base (see
page 55).
• Press MUTE to turn off the ringer of a handset temporarily. Paging tone continues on all
other handsets.
Join a call in progress
You can use up to two handsets at the same time on an outside call.
To share an outside call:
• When a handset is already on a call and you would like to join the call, press
another handset.
on
• To exit the call, press OFF or place the handset in the telephone base or charger.
The call continues until both handsets hang up.
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Directory
About the directory
Each handset can store up to 30 directory entries. Each entry
may consist of a phone number up to 30 digits and a name up to
15 characters.
• Each handset directory is independent. Any modifications made
on one handset are not reflected on all other handsets.
Directory empty
Directory full
• When you access the directory without records, the handset
displays Directory empty.
• When the directory is full and you try to save an entry, the
handset displays Directory full.
• When you try to save an entry already stored in the directory,
the screen displays Number repeated.
• When the telephone number in the directory exceeds 15 digits,
a dash appears after the 14th digit, and then the remaining digits
are shown beginning with a dash.
Number repeated
Mike Smith
12345678901234-
Mike Smith
-567
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Directory
Add a directory entry
1. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
2. Press
Directory
to scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
or
3. Press SELECT to choose Add contact.
4. When Enter number displays, use the dialing keys to enter a
number (up to 30 digits).
• Press
or
Add contact
to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a digit.
Enter number
-
• Press and hold DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press and hold PAUSE to enter a dialing pause
(a P appears).
Enter name
-ORCopy a number from the redial list by pressing REDIAL.
Then press , or REDIAL repeatedly to find the desired
number. Press SELECT to copy the number.
Mike_
5. Press SELECT to move on to the name.
6. When Enter name displays, use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to
15 characters). Each time you press a key, the character on that key appears. Additional key presses produce other characters on that key. Press the key repeatedly until the desired character appears. The first character of each word
is capitalized.
• Press
or
to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase all characters.
7. Press SELECT to confirm. The handset displays Saved and then you hear a confirmation tone.
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Directory
Add a directory entry
-OR1. Use the dialing keys to enter a number (up to 30 digits)
when the handset is not in use. Press SELECT. The handset
displays Enter number.
• Press
or
to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a digit.
Enter number
800-569-9511-
Enter name
• Press and hold DELETE to erase all digits.
• Press and hold PAUSE to enter a dialing pause
(a P appears).
Mike_
-ORCopy a number from the redial list by pressing REDIAL.
Then press , or REDIAL repeatedly to find the desired
number. Press SELECT to copy the number.
2. Press SELECT to move on to the name.
3. When Enter name displays, use the dialing keys to enter a name (up to
15 characters). Each time you press a key, the character on that key appears.
Additional key presses produce other characters on that key. Press the key
repeatedly until the desired character appears. The first character of each word
is capitalized.
• Press
or
to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase all characters.
4. Press SELECT to confirm. The handset displays Saved and then you hear a confirmation tone.
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Directory
Review and dial from the directory
Entries are sorted alphabetically.
1. Press when the phone is not in use. The handset displays
the first entry in the directory.
2. Press
press
or to browse. When the desired entry displays,
to dial.
-OR-
Review
Mike Smith
800-595-9511
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Directory then press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Review and then press SELECT.
The handset displays the first entry in the directory.
4. Press
or
to browse. When the desired entry displays, press
to dial.
Alphabetical search
To start an alphabetical search:
1. Press when the handset is not in use. The handset displays the first entry in
the directory.
-ORi. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.
ii. Press
or
to scroll to Directory, then press SELECT.
iii. Press or to scroll to Review, then press SELECT. The handset displays
the first entry in the directory.
2. Use the dialing keys to enter the letter associated with the name. For example,
if you have entries for Jenny, Jessie, Kristen and Laura in your directory, press
5 (JKL) once to see Jenny (when Jenny displays, press to see Jessie), twice to
see Kristen, or three times to see Laura. If there is no name entry matching your
search, the next closest match in alphabetical order appears. If necessary, press
or to browse.
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Directory
Edit a directory entry
1. Search for the desired entry in the directory (see Review and dial from the
directory or Alphabetical search on page 24).
2. When the desired entry appears, press SELECT. The handset
displays Edit number and the stored number.
• If the number has more than 11 digits, the handset only
displays the stored number.
Edit number
800-595-9511_
3. Use the dialing keys to edit the number.
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a digit.
• 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 (a P appears).
4. Press SELECT to move on to edit the name. The handset
displays Edit name and then the stored name.
5. Use the dialing keys to edit the name (up to 15 characters).
Additional key presses show other characters of that
particular key.
Edit name
Mike Smith_
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase the entire entry.
• Press
or
to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
6. Press SELECT to confirm. The handset displays Saved and then you hear a
confirmation tone.
Delete a directory entry
1. Search for the desired entry in the directory (see
Review and dial from the directory or Alphabetical search
on page 24).
2. When the desired entry appears, press DELETE. The handset
displays Delete contact? and the number.
3. Press SELECT to confirm. The handset displays Deleting ... and
then Contact deleted. You hear a confirmation tone.
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Delete contact?
800-595-9511
Deleting...
Contact deleted
Caller ID
About caller ID
This product supports caller ID services provided by most telephone service providers.
Depending on your service subscription, you may see the caller’s number, or the
caller’s name and number that are sent by your telephone service provider after the
first or second ring. Caller ID allows you to see the name, number, date and time
of calls.
Information about caller ID with call waiting
Caller ID with call waiting lets you see the name and telephone number of the caller
before answering the telephone, even while on another call.
It may be necessary to change your telephone service to use this feature. Contact
your telephone service provider if:
• You have both caller ID and call waiting, but as separate services (you may need to
combine these services).
• You have only caller ID service, or only call waiting service.
• You do not subscribe to caller ID or call waiting services.
There are fees for caller ID services. In addition, services may not be available in
all areas.
This product can provide information only if both you and the caller are in areas
offering caller ID service and if both telephone service providers use compatible
equipment. The time and date, along with the call information, are from the telephone
service provider.
You can use this product with regular caller ID service, or you can use this product’s
other features without subscribing to caller ID or combined caller ID with call
waiting service.
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Caller ID
Caller ID log
If you subscribe to caller ID service, information about each caller will display after the
first or second ring. If you answer a call before the caller information displays on the
handset, it will not be saved in the caller ID log.
• The caller ID log stores up to 30 entries. Each entry has up to 24 digits for the phone
number and 15 characters for the name. If the telephone number has more than
15 digits, only the last 15 digits display. If the name has more than 15 characters,
only the first 15 characters are displayed and saved in the caller ID log.
• You can review, redial and copy an entry into the directory.
• Entries display in reverse chronological order.
• When the caller ID log is full, the oldest entry is deleted to make room for new
incoming call information.
• XX missed calls displays when you have incoming calls that have not
been answered.
• Call log empty displays when you access the caller ID log without records.
• Caller ID log entries are shared by all system handsets. Any deletions made on one
handset are reflected on all other handsets.
• Only one handset can review the caller ID log at a time. If a handset tries to enter the
caller ID log while another handset is already in it, Not available displays.
• For caller ID log entries with numbers between 16 and 24 digits, in order to view the
entire number, you must save the entry to the directory (see page 30).
• If the phone number has more than 24 digits, it will not be saved or shown in the
caller ID log.
Missed call indicator
When you have incoming calls that have not been answered,
the handset displays XX missed calls.
Each time you review a caller ID log entry marked NEW,
the number of missed calls decreases by one.
When you have reviewed all the missed calls, the missed call
indicator no longer displays.
If you do not want to review the missed calls one by one,
press and hold CANCEL on the idle handset to erase the
missed call indicator. All the entries are then considered old
and kept in the caller ID log.
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XX missed calls
10:15 PM 12/25
Mike Smith
595-9511
10:15 PM 12/25
NEW
Caller ID
Memory match
When the incoming telephone number matches the last seven digits of a telephone
number in your directory, the name that appears on the screen matches the
corresponding name in your directory.
For example, if Linda Jones calls, her name appears as Linda if this is how you
entered it into your directory.
The number displays in the caller ID log is in the format sent by the telephone service
provider. The telephone service provider usually delivers 10-digit phone numbers (area
code plus telephone number). If the phone number of the caller does not match a number
in your directory, the name will appear as it is delivered by the telephone service provider.
Review and dial from the caller ID log
1. Press CID when the phone is not in use. The handset displays
the first entry in the caller ID log.
2. Press
or
Caller ID log
to browse.
3. When the desired entry displays, press
to dial.
Review
-OR1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Caller ID log then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose Review.
4. Press
or
Mike Smith
800-595-9511
10:15 PM 12/25
to browse.
5. When the desired entry displays, press
to dial.
You hear a double beep when you reach the beginning or end of the caller ID log.
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Caller ID
View dialing options
Although the caller ID log entries received have
10 digits (the area code plus the seven-digit number),
in some areas, you may dial only the seven digits,
or a 1 plus the seven digits, or a 1 plus the area code
plus the seven digits. You can change the number of
digits that you dial from or store to the directory.
While reviewing the caller ID log, press # (pound key)
repeatedly to show different dialing options for local
and long distance numbers before dialing or saving
the telephone number in the directory.
Press 1 repeatedly if you need to add or remove 1
in front of the telephone number before dialing or
saving it in the directory.
When the number is shown in the correct format for
dialing, press
to dial.
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Mike Smith
800-595-9511
10:15 PM 12/25
Press #
Press #
Press #
Press #
-ORPress 1
Press 1
1-800-595-9511
595-9511
1-595-9511
800-595-9511
1-800-595-9511
800-595-9511
Caller ID
Save a caller ID log entry to the directory
1. Press CID when the phone is not in use.
-ORPress MENU when the phone is not in use. Press
Then press SELECT twice.
or
to scroll to Caller ID log.
2. When the desired entry appears, press SELECT. The handset displays Edit number and the stored number.
Edit number
800-595-9511_
3. Use the dialing keys to edit the number (up to 24 digits).
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a digit.
• 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 (a P appears).
4. Press SELECT to move on to edit the name. The handset
displays Edit name.
Edit name
5. Use the dialing keys to enter the name (up to 15 characters).
Additional key presses show other characters of that
particular key.
• Press DELETE to backspace and erase a character.
• Press and hold DELETE to erase the entire entry.
• Press
or
to move the cursor to the left or right.
• Press 0 to add a space.
6. Press SELECT to confirm. The handset displays Saved and then you hear a
confirmation tone.
If you try to save an entry without caller ID information, the handset displays
Unable to save and you hear a double beep.
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Caller ID
Delete the caller ID log entries
To delete an entry:
1. When in the caller ID log, press
or
to browse.
2. Press DELETE to delete the selected entry. The handset displays Deleting...
and then you hear a confirmation tone.
To delete all entries:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
Delete all?
2. Press
or
to scroll to Caller ID log, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Del all calls, then press SELECT.
4. Press SELECT to confirm. The handset displays Deleting...
and then you hear a confirmation tone.
Caller ID log screen messages
Displays
When
PRIVATE NAME
The caller is blocking the name information.
PRIVATE NUMBER
The caller is blocking the telephone number information.
PRIVATE CALLER
The caller is blocking the name and number information.
UNKNOWN NAME
This caller’s name is unavailable.
UNKNOWN NUMBER
This caller’s number is unavailable.
UNKNOWN CALLER
No call information is available about this caller.
LONG DISTANCE
It is a long distance call.
-ORL (before
the caller’s number)
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Answering system settings
Answering system
Use the answering system menu of a cordless handset to turn on or off the answering
system, message alert tone or call screening, set up the announcement message, or
change the number of rings, remote access code or message recording time.
You may also turn on or off the answering system at the telephone base.
Announcement
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.
Record your own announcement
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
Announcement
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose Announcement. The handset
displays Play [2] Del [3] Rec [7] and the handset announces,
“To play, press 2. To record, press 7.”
4. Press 7. The handset displays Record in 5 sec (countdown)
and the handset announces, “Record after the tone. Press 5
when you are done.”
Play Del Rec
[2] [3] [7]
Record in 5 sec
5. After the tone, speak towards the handset microphone to record
your own announcement. The handset displays Recording...
Stop [5].
Recording... Stop
[5]
6. Press 5 when done. The handset displays Play [2] Del [3] Rec [7].
Press 2 to play the recorded announcement; or 7 to record again
if desired. Press 5 or OFF to stop the playback at any time.
Play Del Rec
[2] [3] [7]
• Your announcement can be up to 90 seconds in length.
• Announcements shorter than two seconds will not be recorded.
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Answering system settings
Play the announcement
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose Announcement. The handset
displays Play [2] Del [3] Rec [7] and the handset announces,
“To play, press 2. To record, press 7.”
Play Del Rec
[2] [3] [7]
Playing... Stop
[5]
4. Press 2 to play the current announcement. The handset displays
Playing... Stop [5].
• Press VOL
to decrease or VOL
to increase the listening volume.
• Press 5 or OFF to stop the playback at any time.
Delete your announcement
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
Annc deleted
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press SELECT to choose Announcement. The handset
displays Play [2] Del [3] Rec [7] and the handset announces,
“To play, press 2. To record, press 7.”
4. Press 3 to delete your own recorded announcement. The handset displays
Annc deleted and the handset announces, “Announcement deleted.” You hear a
confirmation tone.
When your announcement is deleted, calls are answered with the default announcement.
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Answering system settings
Answer on/off
The answering system must be turned on to answer and
record messages.
When the answering system is turned on, the /ANS ON/OFF
light on the telephone base turns on and ANS ON displays on
all handsets.
To turn on or off with the telephone base:
• Press /ANS ON/OFF to turn the built-in answering system
on or off when the phone is not in use.
When the answering system is turned on, it announces, “Calls
will be answered.” When the answering system is turned off,
it announces, “Calls will not be answered.”
To turn on or off with a handset:
HANDSET 1
10:15 P M 2/25
ANS ON
Answering sys
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Answer on/off, then press SELECT.
4. Press or to choose On or Off, then press SELECT to
confirm your selection. You hear a confirmation tone.
Answer on/off
On
Call screening
Use this feature to choose whether incoming messages can be
heard while they are being recorded.
To turn this feature on or off:
Ans sys setup
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Ans sys setup, then press SELECT.
Call screening
4. Press SELECT to choose Call screening.
5. Press or to choose On or Off, then press SELECT to
confirm your selection. You hear a confirmation tone.
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On
Answering system settings
Number of rings
You can set the answering system to answer an incoming call
after two, three, four, five or six rings; or toll saver. If you choose
toll saver, the answering system answers a call after two rings
when you have new messages, or after four rings when you have
no new messages. This enables you to check for new messages
and avoid paying unnecessary long distance charges if you are
calling from outside your local area.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Ans sys setup, then press SELECT.
4. Press
or
to scroll to # of rings, then press SELECT.
Ans sys setup
# of rings
3
5. Press or to choose 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or Toll saver, then press SELECT to
confirm your selection. You hear a confirmation tone.
Remote access code
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 set the code from 00 to 99.
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Ans sys setup, then press SELECT.
4. Press
or
to scroll to Remote code, then press SELECT.
5. Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter a two-digit number,
or press or to scroll to a desired two-digit number.
Then press SELECT to confirm your selection. You hear a
confirmation tone.
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Ans sys setup
Remote code
Remote code
19
Answering system settings
Message alert tone
When the message alert tone is set to on, and there is at least one
new message, the telephone base beeps every 10 seconds.
Ans sys setup
To turn this feature on or off:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Ans sys setup, then press SELECT.
4. Press
or
to scroll to Msg alert tone, then press SELECT.
Msg alert tone
Off
5. Press or to choose On or Off, then press SELECT to
confirm your selection. You hear a confirmation tone.
• The answering system must be turned on for the message alert tone to be functional.
• Press any key on the telephone base (except /FIND HANDSET) to temporarily silence
the message alert tone.
Recording time
You can set the recording time limit for each incoming message.
Ans sys setup
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press
or
to scroll to Ans sys setup, then press SELECT.
4. Press
or
to scroll to Recording time, then press SELECT.
5. Press or to choose 3 minutes, 2 minutes or 1 minute,
then press SELECT to confirm your selection. You hear a
confirmation tone.
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Recording time
3 minutes
Answering system operation
Answering system and voicemail
Your telephone has separate indicators for two different types of voice messages:
those left on its built-in answering system and those left at your service provider’s
voicemail. Your telephone’s built-in answering system messages and voicemail
messages are separate. Each alerts you to new messages differently.
display on the handsets and the
• If XX new messages and
message window on the telephone base flashes, there are new
messages recorded on the built-in answering system. To listen
to the messages recorded, press MENU twice on a handset
(page 40) or press /PLAY on the telephone base (page 40).
• If New voicemail and
display on the handsets, your telephone
service provider is indicating that it has new voicemail for you.
To listen to your voicemail, you typically dial an access number
provided by your telephone service provider, followed by a security
code or PIN.
XX new messages
10:15 P M 2/25
New voicemail
10:15 P M 2/25
Some service providers bundle or combine multiple services like voicemail and call
waiting, so you may not be aware that you have voicemail. To check what services
you have and how to access them, contact your telephone service provider.
To use your voicemail service rather than your answering system, turn off your
answering system. To use your answering system rather than your voicemail service,
contact your telephone service provider to deactivate your voicemail service.
Using the answering system and voicemail together
You can also use your telephone answering system and voicemail together by setting
your built-in answering system to answer before voicemail answers as described
below. To learn how to program your voicemail settings, contact your telephone
service provider. Then, 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 is set to answer. For example, if your voicemail answers after six rings, set
your answering system to answer after four rings. Some voicemail 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.
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Answering system operation
Message capacity
The answering system can record and store up to 99 messages. Each message can
be up to three minutes in length (see page 36 to change). The total storage capacity
for the announcement, messages and memos is approximately 14 minutes. The actual
recording time depends on individual message characteristics. Messages remain
available for replay until you delete them.
When F and number of messages are flashing alternately on the message window
and the handsets display Rec mem full, then the memory is full. You cannot turn on
the answering system and record new messages until some old messages have
been deleted.
New message indication
When there are new answering system messages, the handset
diaplays XX new messages and , and the message window
on the telephone base flashes. When you are reviewing a new
message, NEW and
display on the handset.
XX new messages
10:15 P M 2/25
If the message alert tone is turned on, the telephone base beeps
every 10 seconds when there are messages that have not been reviewed.
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Answering system operation
Call screening
To screen a call at the telephone base:
If the answering system and call screening are on (see Call screening on page 34),
the announcement and the incoming message broadcast at the telephone base while
the call is answered by the answering system.
Options while a message is being recorded:
• Press VOL+ or VOL- to adjust the call screening volume.
• Press
/STOP to temporarily turn off the call screening.
• Press
/PLAY or VOL+ to temporarily turn on the call screening if it is set to off.
To screen a call at a handset:
If the answering system is on and your answering system is recording a message, the
handset displays To screen call and press [SELECT] alternately. Press SELECT to
screen the call on your handset. The handset displays the caller ID information. If you
do not subscribe to caller ID service, the handset displays Screening...
Options while a message is being recorded:
• Press VOL or VOL to adjust the call screening volume.
Call intercept
If you want to talk to the person whose message is being recorded, press
the handset.
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Answering system operation
Message playback
If you have new messages, the telephone plays only the new messages (oldest first).
If there are no new messages, the telephone plays back all messages (oldest first).
When playback begins, you hear the total number of messages followed by the day
and time of the message. After the last message, the telephone announces,
“End of messages.”
To play messages at the telephone base:
Press /PLAY when the telephone is not in use. When you have no message in the
answering system, the telephone base announces, “You have no message.”
Options during playback:
• Press VOL+ or VOL- to adjust the listening 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 announces,
“Message deleted,” and then advances to the next message.
• Press
/STOP to stop the playback.
To play messages with a handset:
1. Press MENU when the telephone is not in use. The handset
displays Play messages.
Repeat Del Skip
[4]
[3] [6]
6:00 pm 1/13
2. Press SELECT. When you have messages, the handset displays
Playing... and then Repeat [4] Del [3] Skip [6] and the handset
announces the total number of messages. When you have no message in the
answering system, the handset displays No messages and the handset announces,
“You have no message.”
Options during playback:
• Press VOL or VOL to adjust the listening volume.
• Press 6 to skip to the next message.
• Press 4 to repeat the playing message. Press 4 twice to listen to the previous message.
• Press 3 to delete the playing message. The handset announces, “Message deleted.”
The system advances to the next message.
• Press OFF to stop the playback.
• Only one handset or the telephone base can access the answering system at a time.
• During message playback, if there is an incoming call or another handset makes a call,
message playback will be stopped.
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Delete all messages
You can only delete old (reviewed) messages. You cannot delete new messages until
you review them. You cannot retrieve deleted messages.
To delete all messages with the telephone base:
1. Press X/DELETE when the phone is not in use. The system announces, “To delete
all old messages, press DELETE again.”
2. Press X/DELETE immediately. The system announces, “All old messages
deleted.” If you do not have old messages, the system announces, “You have no
old message.”
To delete all messages with a handset:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Delete all old, then press SELECT. The handset displays
Delete all msg? If you do not have old messages, the handset displays
No old messages.
4. Press SELECT to confirm your selection. The handset displays Deleting ... and
then No old messages. You hear a confirmation tone.
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Record, play or delete memos
Memos are your own recorded messages used as reminders for yourself or others
using the same answering system. You can record your own memos using a system
handset. Playback and delete them in the same way as incoming messages.
To record a memo:
1. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.
2. Press
or
to scroll to Answering sys, then press SELECT.
3. Press or to scroll to Record memo, then press SELECT. The handset
displays Record in 5 sec (countdown) and then Recording... Stop [5]
and announces, “Record after the tone. Press 5 when you are done.”
4. Speak towards the handset microphone after the tone.
5. Press 5 or OFF when you finish recording. The handset announces,“Recorded.”
• If you record a memo when the answering system memory is full, the system
announces, “Memory is full.”
• Each memo can be up to three minutes in length and memos shorter than two second
are not recorded.
• When the answering system has less than three minutes of recording time left, the
handset announces, “Less than three minutes to record,” and displays Rec mem low.
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Message window displays
Window display
Description
0
No messages.
1-99
Total number of old messages and memos recorded.
The message number currently playing.
0-99 (flashing)
Total number of new messages recorded, or the current
message number during new message playback.
The clock needs to be set.
1-99 & F (alternating)
The answering system memory is full with total number of
messages recorded.
1-8
The telephone base speaker volume level while adjusting.
0-6
The telephone base ringer level while adjusting.
--
The answering system is answering a call, or recording a memo
or announcement.
The handset is on a call, or in the caller ID log.
The answering system is being accessed remotely.
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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. See Remote access code on
page 35 to change it.
1. Dial your telephone number from any touch-tone telephone.
2. When the system plays your announcement, enter the two-digit security code.
3. Then you can enter one of the following remote commands
Command
Description
1
Play all messages.
2
Play only 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.
• If you do not press any key after you enter the remote access code, all new messages
play. If there are no new messages, all old messages play.
• Once the new messages have played, the telephone announces the help menu
options. If you do not press any key within 20 seconds, the remote access call
automatically disconnects.
• When the answering system is turned off, the telephone answers after 10 rings, and
announces, “Please enter your remote access code.”
• When the memory is full, the answering system answers incoming calls after 10 rings
and announces, “Memory is full. Enter your remote access code.”
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Screen messages
Your recorded announcement is deleted.
Call log empty
There are no caller ID log entries.
Contact deleted
A directory entry is deleted.
Directory empty
There are no directory entries.
Directory full
The directory is full.
Ended
You have just ended a call.
Incoming call
There is an incoming call.
Line in use
A system handset or another telephone on the same line is in
use.
Low battery
The battery needs to be recharged.
Message deleted
The message in the answering system is deleted.
Microphone on
MUTE is turned off and the person on the other end can hear
you.
Muted
You have turned off the handset microphone. The other party
cannot hear you but you can hear the other party.
New voicemail
There are new voicemail message(s) from your telephone
service provider.
No line
There is no telephone line connected.
No messages
There are no messages in the answering system.
Not available
Another handset is already in the caller ID log, or accessing the
answering system.
Number repeated
The telephone number you have entered is already stored in
the directory.
Out of range or
no pwr at base
The telephone base has lost power, or the handset is out of
range.
Phone
The handset is on a call.
Put in charger
The battery is very low. Put the handset in the telephone base
or charger for recharging.
Rec mem full
The answering system has no recording time left.
Rec mem low
The answering system has less than three minutes of recording
time left.
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Screen messages
Record in X sec
You can record your own announcement or memo after the
tone is played.
Ringer muted
The handset ringer is muted temporarily during an incoming
call.
Ringer off
The handset ringer is turned off.
Saved
Your selection has been saved.
To screen call
The system is recording a message. Press SELECT to screen
a call on a handset.
press [SELECT]
Unable to call:
The handset is out of range while on a call.
Try again
Failed phone call (the telephone line is in use).
XX missed calls
There are new calls in the caller ID log.
XX new messages
There are new messages in the answering system.
** Paging **
All system handsets are being paged.
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Handset and telephone base indicators
Telephone base light
/ANS ON/OFF
On when the answering system is turned on.
Handset icons
The battery icon flashes when the battery is low and needs charging.
The battery icon animates when the battery is charging.
The battery icon becomes solid when the battery is fully charged.
There are new messages on the built-in answering system.
There are new voicemail received from the telephone service provider.
1/13
ANS ON
NEW
The message number currently playing and total number of new/old
messages recorded.
The answering system is turned on.
The entry you are reviewing is new in the caller ID log.
The message you are reviewing is new in the answering system.
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Battery
It takes up to 12 hours for the battery to be fully charged. When it is fully charged, you can expect
the following performance:
Operation
Operating time
While in handset use (talking*)
7 hours
While not in use (standby**)
5 days
* Operating times vary depending on your actual use and the age of the battery.
** Handset is not charging or in use.
The battery needs charging when:
•
A new battery is installed in the handset.
•
The handset beeps every 50 seconds while on a call.
•
The handset beeps and Low battery displays on the handset.
•
Put in charger displays on the handset.
•
A battery is properly installed and the screen is blank.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of fire or injury, read and follow these instructions:
•
Use only the batteries provided or equivalent. To order a replacement, 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.
•
Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire. Check with local waste management codes for special disposal
instructions.
•
Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause burns or injury to
the eyes or skin. The electrolyte may be toxic if swallowed.
•
Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to create a short circuit with conductive materials.
•
Charge the batteries provided with or identified for use with this product only in accordance with the
instructions and limitations specified in this manual.
•
Observe proper polarity orientation between the battery and metallic contacts.
•
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to water or any type of moisture.
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Troubleshooting
If you have difficulty with your telephone, please try the suggestions below. For customer
service, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to
www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.
My telephone does not work at all.
• Make sure the battery is installed and charged correctly (pages 3). For optimum daily
performance, return the handset to the telephone base or charger after use.
• Make sure the power adapter is securely plugged into an outlet not controlled by a
wall switch.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the telephone base and the wall jack.
• Unplug the electrical power to the telephone base. Wait for approximately 15 seconds,
then plug it back in. Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset and telephone base
to synchronize.
• Charge the battery in the handset for up to 12 hours.
• If the battery is completely depleted, charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before use
(page 4).
• Remove the battery and then install it again. If that still does not work, it may be necessary to
purchase a new battery.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a working telephone.
If the other telephone does not work, the problem is probably in the wiring or telephone
service. Contact your telephone service provider.
There is no dial tone.
• Try all the above suggestions.
• Move the handset closer to the telephone base. It may be out of range.
• The telephone line cord may be defective. Install a new telephone line cord.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and connect a different
telephone. If there is no dial tone on this telephone either, the problem is in your wiring or
telephone service. Contact your telephone service provider.
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I cannot dial out.
• Try all the above suggestions.
• Make sure there is a dial tone before dialing. It is normal if the handset takes a second or two
to synchronize with the telephone base before producing a dial tone. Wait an extra second
before dialing.
• If other telephones in your home are having the same problem, the problem is in the wiring or
telephone service. Contact your telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• Eliminate any background noise. Mute the cordless handset before dialing, or dial from
another room in your home with less background noise.
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My cordless handset isn’t performing normally.
• Make sure you plug the power cord securely into the telephone base. Plug the power adapter
into a different, working electrical outlet without a wall switch.
• Move the cordless handset closer to the telephone base. You may have moved out of range.
• Reset the telephone base. Unplug the electrical power. Wait for 15 seconds then plug it back
in. Allow up to one minute for the cordless handset and telephone base to reset.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can cause
interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far away as possible
from these types of electronic devices.
Low battery shows on the handset screen.
• Place the handset in the telephone base or charger for recharging.
• Remove the battery and then install it again. Use it until fully depleted, and then charge the
handset in the telephone base or charger for up to 12 hours.
• If the above measures do not correct the problem, replace the battery.
The battery does not charge in the handset or the handset battery does not
accept charge.
• Make sure the handset is placed in the telephone base or charger correctly.
• Remove the battery and then install it again, then charge for up to 12 hours.
• If the battery is completely depleted, charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before use (page 4).
• Purchase a new battery. Refer to the Battery section (page 48).
The telephone does not ring when there is an incoming call.
• Make sure the ringer volume of the handset and telephone base are not set to off (page 9 and page 10).
• Make sure the telephone line cord and power adapter are plugged in properly (page 2).
• The handset may be too far from the telephone base. Move it closer to the telephone base.
• There may be too many extension phones on the telephone line to allow all of them to ring
simultaneously. Unplug some of them.
• If other telephones in your home are having the same problem, the problem is in the wiring or
telephone service. Contact your telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can cause
interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far away as possible
from these types of electronic devices.
• Test a working telephone at the telephone wall jack. If another telephone has the same
problem, the problem is in the telephone wall jack. Contact your telephone service provider
(charges may apply).
• The telephone line cord may be defective. Install a new telephone line cord.
• Remove the battery and then install it again. Then place the handset in the telephone base
or charger.
• Wait for the handset to synchronize with the telephone base. Allow up to one minute for this
to take place.
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There is interference during a telephone conversation.
My calls fade out when I am using the cordless handset.
• The handset may be out of range. Move it closer to the telephone base.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber line) through
your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone line cord and
the telephone wall jack. The filter prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL
interference. Contact your DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.
• Appliances or other cordless telephones plugged into the same circuit as the telephone base
can cause interference. Try moving the appliance or telephone base to another outlet.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can cause
interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far away as possible
from these types of electronic devices.
• If your telephone is plugged in with a modem or a surge protector, plug the telephone (or
modem/surge protector) into a different location. If this doesn’t solve the problem, relocate
your telephone or modem farther apart from each other, or use a different surge protector.
• The location of your telephone base can impact the performance of your cordless phone.
For better reception, install the telephone base in a centralized location within your home or
office, away from walls or other obstructions. In many environments, elevating the telephone
base improves overall performance.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack and plug in a corded telephone.
If calls are still not clear, the problem is probably in the wiring or telephone service. Contact
your telephone service provider (charges may apply).
• If other telephones in your home are having the same problem, the problem is in the wiring or
telephone service. Contact your telephone service provider (charges may apply).
I get noise, static, or weak signals even when I’m near the telephone base.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber line) through
your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone line cord and
the telephone wall jack. The filter prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by
DSL interference. Contact your DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.
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• You may be able to improve the performance of your cordless phone by installing your new
telephone base as far as possible from any other existing cordless telephone system that
may already be installed.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can cause
interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far away as possible
from these types of electronic devices.
• Do not install this phone near a microwave oven or on the same electrical outlet. You may
experience decreased performance while the microwave oven is operating.
• If you plug your phone in with a modem or a surge protector, plug the phone (or modem/
surge protector) into a different location. If this does not solve the problem, relocate your
phone or modem farther apart from one another, or use a different surge protector.
• Relocate your phone to a higher location. The phone may have better reception in a high area.
• If other phones in your home are having the same problem, contact your telephone service
provider (charges may apply).
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Troubleshooting
I hear other calls when using the telephone.
• Disconnect the telephone base from the telephone wall jack. Plug in a different telephone. If
you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in the wiring or telephone service. Contact
your telephone service provider.
I hear noise on the cordless handset and the keys do not work.
• Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged in securely.
My caller ID features are not working properly.
• Caller ID is a subscription service. You must subscribe to this service from your telephone
service provider for this feature to work on your telephone.
• The caller may not be calling from an area which supports caller ID.
• Both your and the caller’s telephone service providers must use equipment compatible with
the caller ID service.
• The caller ID information shows after the first or second ring.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber line) through
your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone line cord and
the telephone wall jack. The filter prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL
interference. Contact your DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.
The telephone does not receive caller ID while on a call.
• Make sure you subscribe to caller ID with call waiting features provided by your telephone
service provider.
• The caller may not be calling from an area which supports caller ID.
• Both your and the caller’s telephone service providers must use equipment compatible with
caller ID service.
• If you subscribe to high-speed Internet service (DSL - digital subscriber line) through
your telephone line, you must install a DSL filter between the telephone line cord and
the telephone wall jack. The filter prevents noise and caller ID problems caused by DSL
interference. Contact your DSL service provider for more information about DSL filters.
Out of range or no pwr at base shows on the handset screen.
• The handset may be out of range. Move it closer to the telephone base.
• Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into the telephone base. Use a working
electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
• Reset your telephone by unplugging the power adapter from the telephone base. Disconnect
the battery from the cordless handset. Wait for 15 seconds, then plug in the power adapter
and install the battery again. Place the handset in the telephone base and allow up to one
minute for the handset and telephone base to synchronize.
• Other electronic products such as HAM radios and other DECT phones can cause
interference with your cordless phone. Try installing your phone as far away as possible
from these types of electronic devices.
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Troubleshooting
and New voicemail show on the handset display and I don’t know why.
• Your telephone has voicemail indication that is separate from the built-in answering system.
If
and New voicemail appear on the handset, your telephone has received a signal from
your telephone service provider that you have a voicemail message waiting for you to retrieve
from them. Contact your telephone service provider for more information on how to access
your voicemail.
I cannot retrieve voicemail messages.
• Your telephone has both a built-in answering system and voicemail indication. They are
independent features and each alerts you to new messages differently (page 37). If you
subscribe to voicemail service from your telephone service provider (charges may apply),
contact your telephone service provider for more information on how to access
your voicemail.
The answering system does not answer after the correct number of rings.
• Make sure the answering system is on. When the answering system is on, the
/ANS ON/OFF light on the telephone base should be lit and ANS ON should show
on the handsets.
• If toll saver is selected, the number of rings changes to two when there are new messages
waiting (page 35).
• If the memory is full or if the answering system is off, the answering system answers after
10 rings.
• In some cases, the answering system is affected by the ringing system used by your
telephone service provider.
• If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so that your answering
system answers before your voicemail answers (page 35). To determine how many rings
activate your voicemail, contact your telephone service provider.
• If there is a fax machine connected to the same telephone line, try disconnecting the fax
machine. If that solves the problem, consult your fax machine documentation for information
on compatibility with answering systems.
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The outgoing announcement is not clear.
• When recording the announcement, make sure you speak in a normal tone of voice towards
the microphone of the handset.
• Make sure there is no background noise when recording.
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Troubleshooting
The answering system does not record messages.
• Make sure the answering system is on.
• When the answering machine memory is full, it does not record new messages until some
old messages are deleted.
• If you subscribe to voicemail service, change the number of rings so that your answering
system answers before your voicemail answers (page 35). To determine how many rings
activate your voicemail, please contact your telephone service provider.
• If there is a fax machine connected to the same telephone line, try disconnecting the fax
machine. If that solves the problem, consult your fax machine documentation for information
on compatibility with answering systems.
The messages on the answering system are very difficult to hear.
• Press VOL on the handset or VOL+ on the telephone base to increase the
listening volume.
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.
• If the caller’s voice is very soft, the answering system may stop recording and disconnect
the call.
The answering system does not respond to remote commands.
• Make sure your remote access code is correct (page 35).
• Make sure you are calling from a touch-tone telephone. When dialing a number, there should
be tones. If there are clicks, then it is not a touch-tone telephone and cannot activate the
answering system.
• The answering system may not detect the remote access code when your announcement is
playing. Wait until the announcement is over before entering the code.
• There may be interference on the telephone line you are using. Press the dialing keys firmly
when dialing.
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Troubleshooting
I subscribe to a nontraditional telephone service that uses my computer to
establish connections, and my telephone doesn’t work.
• Make sure your computer is powered on.
• Make sure your Internet connection is working properly.
• Make sure that the software is installed and running for your nontraditional telephone service.
• Make sure to plug your USB telephone adapter into a dedicated USB port on your computer.
Do not plug into a multiple port USB hub (USB splitter) that is not powered.
• In a few rare instances, the USB port on your computer may not have enough power. In
these instances, try using a USB hub with its own external power supply.
• If you are using a firewall, it may prevent access to your nontraditional telephone service
provider. Contact your service provider for more information.
I have accidentally set my LCD language to Spanish or French, and I don’t know
how to change it back to English.
• While the phone is in idle mode or on a call, press MENU once then enter the code 364#
and then press OFF.
To register HS and See manual appears alternately on the handset and it does
not work at all.
• The handset may be deregistered from the telephone base. Follow the steps below to
register the handset to the telephone base.
1. Remove the handset from the telephone base.
2. Press and hold /FIND HANDSET on the telephone base for about four seconds.
3. Then press # (pound key) on the handset. It displays Registering... and then Registered
briefly. You hear a confirmation tone when the registration process completes.
Common cure for electronic equipment.
• If the telephone is not responding normally, put the cordless handset in the telephone base.
If it does not respond, try the following (in the order listed):
2. Disconnect the battery on the cordless handset.
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1. Disconnect the power to the telephone base.
3. Wait a few minutes before connecting power to the telephone base.
4. Install the battery again and place the cordless handset in the telephone base.
5. Wait for the cordless handset to synchronize with the telephone base. Allow up to one
minute for this to take place.
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Important safety instructions
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock and injury, including the following:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water such as near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub or swimming pool, or in a wet basement or shower.
5. Do not place this product on an unstable table, shelf, stand or other unstable surfaces.
6. Slots and openings in the back or bottom of the telephone base and handset are provided for ventilation. To protect them from overheating, these openings must not be blocked by placing the product on a soft
surface such as a bed, sofa or rug. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register. This product should not be placed in any area where proper ventilation is not provided.
7. This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply in your home or office, consult your dealer or local
power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product where the cord may be
walked on.
9. Never push objects of any kind into this product through the slots in the telephone base or handset
because they may touch dangerous voltage points or create a short circuit. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the product.
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to an authorized service
facility. Opening or removing parts of the telephone base or handset other than specified access doors
may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause electric shock
when the product is subsequently used.
11. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords.
12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to an authorized service facility under the
following conditions:
• When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
• If liquid has been spilled onto the product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operation instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and often requires extensive work by an authorized technician to restore the product to normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped and the telephone base and/or handset has been damaged.
• If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than cordless) during an electrical storm. There is a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. Under certain circumstances,
a spark may be created when the adapter is plugged into the power outlet, or when the handset is
replaced in its cradle. This is a common event associated with the closing of any electrical circuit.
The user should not plug the phone into a power outlet, and should not put a charged handset into
the cradle, if the phone is located in an environment containing concentrations of flammable or
flame-supporting gases, unless there is adequate ventilation. A spark in such an environment could
create a fire or explosion. Such environments might include: medical use of oxygen without adequate
ventilation; industrial gases (cleaning solvents; gasoline vapors; etc.); a leak of natural gas; etc.
15. Only put the handset of your telephone next to your ear when it is in normal talk mode.
16. The power adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position. The
prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a ceiling, under-the-table or
cabinet outlet.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Precautions for users of implanted cardiac pacemakers
Cardiac pacemakers (applies only to digital cordless telephones):
Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR), an independent research entity, led a multidisciplinary
evaluation of the interference between portable wireless telephones and implanted cardiac pacemakers.
Supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, WTR recommends to physicians that:
Pacemaker patients
• Should keep wireless telephones at least six inches from the pacemaker.
•
Should NOT place wireless telephones directly over the pacemaker, such as in a breast pocket, when it
is turned ON.
•
Should use the wireless telephone at the ear opposite the pacemaker.
WTR’s evaluation did not identify any risk to bystanders with pacemakers from other persons using
wireless telephones.
Operating range
This cordless telephone operates with the maximum power allowed by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). Even so, this handset and telephone base can communicate over only a certain
distance - which can vary with the locations of the telephone base and handset, the weather, and the
layout of your home or office.
When the handset is out of range, the handset displays Out of range or no pwr at base.
If there is a call while the handset is out of range, it may not ring, or if it does ring, the call may not connect
well when you press
. Move closer to the telephone base, then press
to answer the call.
If the handset moves out of range during a telephone conversation, there may be interference. To improve
reception, move closer to the telephone base.
ECO mode
This power conserving technology reduces power consumption for optimal battery performance. The ECO
mode activates automatically whenever the handset is synchronized with the telephone base.
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Maintenance
Taking care of your telephone
Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must be treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your telephone if you ever
need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the handset outdoors in the rain, or handle it with
wet hands. Do not install the telephone base near a sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment. For your own safety,
take caution when using electrical appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many years. Clean it only with a
soft cloth slightly dampened with water or mild soap. Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of
any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you are wet or standing in
water. If the telephone base should fall into water, DO NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE
POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE LINE CORD FROM THE WALL. Then remove the telephone by the
unplugged cords.
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About cordless telephones
•
Privacy: The same features that make a cordless telephone convenient create some limitations.
Telephone calls are transmitted between the telephone base and the cordless handset by radio waves,
so there is a possibility that the cordless telephone conversations could be intercepted by radio receiving
equipment within range of the cordless handset. For this reason, you should not think of cordless
telephone conversations as being as private as those on corded telephones.
•
Electrical power: The telephone base of this cordless telephone must be connected to a working
electrical outlet. The electrical outlet should not be controlled by a wall switch. Calls cannot be made
from the cordless handset if the telephone base is unplugged, switched off or if the electrical power
is interrupted.
•
Potential TV interference: Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause
interference to televisions and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such interference, do not place the
telephone base of the cordless telephone near or on top of a TV or VCR. If interference is experienced,
moving the cordless telephone farther away from the TV or VCR often reduces or eliminates
the interference.
•
Rechargeable batteries: Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to create a short circuit with
conducting material such as rings, bracelets and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause
harm. Observe proper polarity between the battery and the battery charger.
•
Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries: Dispose of these batteries in a safe manner. Do not
burn or puncture the battery. Like other batteries of this type, if burned or punctured, they could release
caustic material which could cause injury.
The RBRC® seal
The RBRC® seal on the nickel-metal hydride battery indicates that VTech Communications, Inc. is voluntarily
participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful lives,
when taken out of service within the United States and Canada.
The RBRC® program provides a convenient alternative to placing used nickel-metal hydride batteries into
the trash or municipal waste, which may be illegal in your area.
VTech’s participation in RBRC® makes it easy for you to drop off the spent battery at local retailers
participating in the RBRC® program or at authorized VTech product service centers. Please call
1 (800) 8 BATTERYTM for information on Ni-MH battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area.
VTech’s involvement in this program is part of its commitment to protecting our environment and conserving
natural resources.
®
RBRC is a registered trademark of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
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Limited warranty
What does this limited warranty cover?
The manufacturer of this VTech Product warrants to the holder of a valid proof of purchase (“Consumer” or
“you”) that the Product and all accessories provided in the sales package (“Product”) are free from defects
in material and workmanship, pursuant to the following terms and conditions, when installed and used
normally and in accordance with the Product operating instructions. This limited warranty extends only to
the Consumer for Products purchased and used in the United States of America and Canada.
What will VTech do if the Product is not free from defects in materials and workmanship during the
limited warranty period (“Materially Defective Product”)?
During the limited warranty period, VTech’s authorized service representative will repair or replace at
VTech’s option, without charge, a Materially Defective Product. If we repair the Product, we may use new
or refurbished replacement parts. If we choose to replace the Product, we may replace it with a new or
refurbished Product of the same or similar design. We will retain defective parts, modules, or equipment.
Repair or replacement of the Product, at VTech’s option, is your exclusive remedy. VTech will return the
repaired or replacement Products to you in working condition. You should expect the repair or replacement
to take approximately 30 days.
How long is the limited warranty period?
The limited warranty period for the Product extends for ONE (1) YEAR from the date of purchase. If VTech
repairs or replaces a Materially Defective Product under the terms of this limited warranty, this limited
warranty also applies to the repaired or replacement Product for a period of either (a) 90 days from the date
the repaired or replacement Product is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining on the original one-year
warranty; whichever is longer.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Product that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other physical damage, improper
installation, abnormal operation or handling, neglect, inundation, fire, water or other liquid intrusion; or
2. Product that has been damaged due to repair, alteration or modification by anyone other than an
authorized service representative of VTech; or
3. Product to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal conditions, network reliability, or
cable or antenna systems; or
4. Product to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non-VTech accessories; or
5. Product whose warranty/quality stickers, product serial number plates or electronic serial numbers have
been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
6. Product purchased, used, serviced, or shipped for repair from outside the United States of America or
Canada, or used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not limited to Products used for
rental purposes); or
7. Product returned without a valid proof of purchase (see item 2 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.
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Limited warranty
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.
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Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability
(an unwritten warranty that the Product is fit for ordinary use) are limited to one year from the date of
purchase. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall VTech be liable for any indirect, special, incidental,
consequential, or similar damages (including, but not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to use
the Product or other associated equipment, the cost of substitute equipment, and claims by third parties)
resulting from the use of this Product. Some states/provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Please retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase.
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FCC, ACTA and IC regulations
FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class B digital device
under Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These requirements are intended
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Privacy of communications may not
be ensured when using this telephone.
To ensure safety of users, the FCC has established criteria for the amount of radio frequency energy that
can be safely absorbed by a user or bystander according to the intended usage of the product. This product
has been tested and found to comply with the FCC criteria. The handset may be safely held against the ear
of the user. The telephone base shall be installed and used such that parts of the user’s body other than the
hands are maintained at a distance of approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Part 68 and ACTA
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and with technical requirements adopted by the
Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). The label on the back or bottom of this equipment
contains, among other things, a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. This identifier must be
provided to your telephone service provider upon request.
The plug and jack used to connect this equipment to premises wiring and the telephone network must
comply with applicable Part 68 rules and technical requirements adopted by ACTA. A compliant telephone
cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular
jack that is also compliant. An RJ11 jack should normally be used for connecting to a single line and an
RJ14 jack for two lines. See the installation instructions in the user’s manual.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine how many devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still have them ring when you are called. The REN for this product is encoded as the 6th
and 7th characters following the US: in the product identifier (e.g., if ## is 03, the REN is 0.3). In most, but
not all areas, the sum of all RENs should be five (5.0) or less. For more information, please contact your
telephone service provider.
This equipment may not be used with Party Lines. If you have specially wired alarm dialing equipment
connected to your telephone line, ensure the connection of this equipment does not disable your alarm
equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone service
provider or a qualified installer.
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FCC, ACTA and IC regulations
If this equipment is malfunctioning, it must be unplugged from the modular jack until the problem has been
corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be made by the manufacturer or its authorized
agents. For repair procedures, follow the instructions outlined under the Limited warranty. If this equipment
is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone service provider may temporarily discontinue your
telephone service. The telephone service provider is required to notify you before interrupting service.
If advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be given the opportunity
to correct the problem and the telephone service provider is required to inform you of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC. Your telephone service provider may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operation, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of this product. The telephone service
provider is required to notify you if such changes are planned.
If this product is equipped with a corded or cordless handset, it is hearing aid compatible.
If this product has memory dialing locations, you may choose to store emergency telephone numbers
(e.g., police, fire, medical) in these locations. If you do store or test emergency numbers, please:
Remain on the line and briefly explain the reason for the call before hanging up.
Perform such activities in off-peak hours, such as early morning or late evening.
Industry Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The term ‘’IC:‘’ before the certification/registration number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is 0.1. The REN is an indication of
the maximum number of devices allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an
interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the
RENs of all the devices does not exceed five.
This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.
Technical specifications
Frequency control
Crystal controlled PLL synthesizer
Transmit frequency
Handset: 1921.536-1928.448 MHz
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Telephone base: 1921.536-1928.448 MHz
Channels
5
Nominal effective
range
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at the time of use.
Power requirements
Handset: 2.4V Ni-MH battery
Telephone base: 6V DC @ 400mA
Charger: 6V AC @ 300mA
Memory
Handset directory:
30 memory locations; up to 30 digits and 15 characters
Handset caller ID log:
30 memory locations; up to 24 digits and 15 characters
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Index
A
H
About cordless telephones 59
Add a directory entry 22-23
Alphabetical search 24
Announcement 32-33
Answer a call 16
Answering system 32-44
Answering system and voicemail 37
Handset indicators 47
Handset layout 6-7
Handset locator 20
Handset ringer 9, 10
Handset icons 47
I
Battery 3, 4, 48
Battery charging 4
Battery installation 3
Icons 47
Implanted cardiac pacemakers 57
Important safety instructions 56
Indicators 47
Installation 2, 3
C
J
Caller ID 26-31
Call intercept 39
Caller ID log screen messages 31
Call screening 34, 39
Call waiting 17
Chain dialing 19
Charger installation 2
Charging 4
Clear voicemail 13
Clock 11
Join a call 20
B
K
Key tone 14
L
Language 12
Layout 6, 7, 8
Lights 47
Limited warranty 60-61
Listening volume 16, 33, 39, 40
D
Date 11
Delete a directory entry 25
Delete a memo 42
Delete a redial entry 18
Delete your own announcement 33
Dial a caller ID log entry 28
Dial a directory entry 24
Dial mode 15
Dialing pause 16, 22, 23, 25, 30
Directory 21-25
DSL filter 2
M
E
New message indication 38
Edit a directory entry 25
End a call 16
O
Make a call 16
Menu 9
Message alert tone 36
Message capacity 38
Message playback 40
Message window displays 43
Missed call indicator 27
Mute 17
N
Operating range 57
Operation 16-20, 37-44
F
Find handset 20
Flash 17
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P
W
Paging handset 20
Parts checklist 1
Play a memo 42
Play the announcement 33
Precautions for users of implanted
cardiac pacemakers 57
Predial a call 16
Pulse dialing 18
Wall mounting 5
Warranty 60-61
Website 20
R
Record a memo 42
Record an announcement 32
Recording time 36
Redial 18
Remote access 35, 44
Review a caller ID log entry 28
Review the directory 24
Ringer 9, 10
S
Safety instructions 56
Screen messages 31, 45-46
Set date and time 11
Settings 9-15, 32-36
Share an outside call 20
Store a directory entry 22-23
T
Technical specifications 63
Telephone base installation 2
Telephone base layout 8
Telephone base light 47
Telephone base ringer 10
Temporary tone dialing 18
Time and date setting 11
Tone dialing 15, 18
Troubleshooting 49-55
U
Using the menu 9
V
Voicemail 13, 37
Volume 9, 10, 16, 33, 39, 40
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