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 to persons,
including the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Read and understand all instructions.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, kitchen
sink, or swimming pool).
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided
for ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not
be blocked by placing the product on the bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or
heat register. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation
where proper ventilation is not provided.
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 to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product
where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result
in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but
take it to a VTech authorized service facility. Opening or removing cabinet
parts other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous
voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassemb-ling can cause electric shock
when the appliance is subsequently used.
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the
risk of fire or electric shock.
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12.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to a VTECH
authorized service facility under the following conditions:
A. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions, because improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a VTech
authorized technician to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped and the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13.
14.
Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lighting.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS INC
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd
at 1-800-267-7377.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction
The GIGAPHONE is an advanced cordless telephone that operates in the 2.4GHz
frequency range. Your GIGAPHONE is capable of supporting up to a maximum
of 4 Handsets. Using additional Handsets, up to three people can be conferenced
on a call (2 Handsets and the Base Speakerphone), or two extensions can be
conferenced on a call, while two other extensions can be talking internally, using
the Intercom feature.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the GIGAPHONE cordless
telephone. We strongly recommend you read the manual before using your
phone.
To order additional system Handsets (model# VT 2420), battery
packs, or headsets, call VTech Communications Inc at 1-800-5959511.
IMPORTANT
Please record the Base ID#(BS ID) printed on the underside of the 2431 Base
in the space below. Please be certain to in clude all 15 digits/characters. Base
ID #
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Parts Check List
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Base Unit
Handset
AC Power Adapter
Telephone Cord
Battery Pack
Wall Mounting Bracket
Belt clip
Owner's Manual
To purchase replacement battery packs, call VTech Communications Inc
at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1-800-267-7377.
Belt Clip
Battery Pack
Handset
Base Unit
AC Power Adapter
Wall Mounting Bracket
OWNER'S MANUAL
Owner's Manual
Telephone Line Cord
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The Handset Layout
1
2
3
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4
10
5
6
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7
12
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Antenna
Message Waiting Indicator
Earpiece
Headset Jack (2.5mm)
Scroll Keys
On (Flash)
Dialing Key (0-9)
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
5
Handsfree Speakerphone
LCD Display
Select
Off (Clear)
Battery Compartment
Intercom
Microphone
The Base Unit Layout
1
2
8
9
3
10
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
14
15
17
18
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10. Dialing Keys (0-9)
11. Hold
12. Redial
13. Quick Memory Keys
14. Mute
15. Spare Battery drawer
16. Spare Battery Release
17. Telephone Jack
18. DC Connector
Message Waiting Indicator
Page/Intercom
Flash
Charging Contacts
Power Indicator
Line In Use Indicator
Charge Indicator
Volume Keys
Speakerphone Key
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1.
Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet, and the DC connector
into the back of the base unit.
To AC outlet
To telephone
socket outlet
AC adapter
To telephone
jack
Connecting to phone line
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the jack on the back of the base
unit. Plug the other end of this cord into the wall jack.
Checking for dial tone
After the battery is charged press ON on the Handset. The Phone icon
will
appear on the handset display, and you will hear dial tone. If not, see In Case
of Difficulty.
Tone/Pulse selection
See BASE SETTINGS for details.
CAUTION: Use only the Vtech power supply provided with your VTECH.
IMPORTANT:
For best performance the
GIGAPHONE Should be installed as
follows:
In an elevated location, in the center
of the room, with no obstructions
nearby.
In a location that is away from other
electrical appliances such as
microwave ovens, personal
computers, or televisions.
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Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
Follow the steps below:
1
1.
2.
3
3.
4.
Remove the battery cover by
pressing on the indent and
sliding downward.
Place the new battery pack in the
handset with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts
in the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover by
sliding it upwards.
If the new battery pack is not
already charged, place the
handset in the base unit, or a
remote charging stand, and allow
it to charge for 12 hours. After
initial charge, a maintenance
charge of 8 hours should be
sufficient.
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The original Handset that is shipped with your GIGAPHONE system will be
automatically registered to the Base. This Handset is HANDSET 1.
As you register additional Handsets to the system, they will be assigned extension
numbers in the following order: HANDSET 2, HANDSET 3, and finally
HANDSET 4.
Whenever a Handset battery pack is installed, the Handset will automatically
begin SEARCHING FOR BASE (if previously registered), or it will prompt
you to ENTER BASE ID to register the new Handset.
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The GIGAPHONE uses the spare battery charger in the Base Unit. To provide
operational backup in the event of a power failure with the a fully charged battery
pack in the spare battery charger, you will still be able to place a receive calls
from the handset for up to 5 hours.
The spare battery pack can also be used to replace a drained handset battery,
ensuring uninterrupted use.
NOTE :
When using the GIGAPHONE during Power Backup mode, audio quality may
be compromised due to reduced Power availability.
1.
Open the spare battery charger
by pressing the release button,
located on the right-hand side of
the Base Unit. A drawer will
open to reveal the spare battery
compartment.
Place a battery pack in the drawer
with the charge contacts facing
up and to the left.
Push the drawer closed.
2.
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3.
The spare battery takes 24 hours to
fully charge a drained battery.
BATTERY
INSTALL
THIS
SIDE UP
CAUTION: TO
REDUCE RISK OF FIRE,
USE ONLY VTECH
80-5017-00-00
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Getting Started
Spare Battery Charger/Power Backup Function
Getting Started
Charging Of Handset Battery Pack
The Handset of your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone is powered by a
rechargeable battery pack. It charges automatically whenever the Handset is in
the Base Unit.
You should charge the battery pack for 12 hours when you first receive your
phone. You'll know the battery pack needs charging when:
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The low battery message is
displayed :
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The handset seems completely
dead, the LCD is completely
clear and does not activate when
you press the keys.
IMPORTANT:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Do not dispose of a battery pack in a fire, the cell may explode.
Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Toxic substances may be released,
causing harm to eyes or skin.
Exercise care in handling battery packs in order to prevent an accidental
short of the charge contacts, potentially causing the battery pack to
overheat.
Do not dispose of this battery pack into household garbage. Please refer
to the following information concerning proper battery recycling:
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The Wall Mount bracket is designed
for use on standard Wall Mount plates
only.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Line up the tabs on the wall
mount adapter with the holes on
the bottom of the base unit. Snap
the wall mount bracket firmly in
place.
Plug the AC adapter into an
electrical outlet, and the DC
connector to the back of the base
unit. If the handset battery pack
has not been charged previously,
place the handset in the base unit
cradle, and allow it to charge for
12 hours.
Connect the telephone line cord
to the jack on the back of the base
unit, and the other end to the
wall jack.
Mount the base unit on the wall.
Position the base unit so the
mounting studs will fit into the
holes on the wall mount bracket.
Slide base unit down on the
mounting studs until it locks
into place.
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Getting Started
Wall Mounting
Getting Started
Registration and Operation
Registration And Operation Of The VTech VT2420 Accessory
Handset
Your VTech GIGAPHONE system can operate up to 4 Handsets.
The VTECH accessory Handset consists of the following:
Belt Clip
Handset
Battery Pack
1
Charger Unit
Setup Of The VT2420 Accessory
Handset
1.
2.
3.
3
4.
5.
5
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Plug the AC power adapter into
an electrical outlet.
Remove the Handset battery
cover by pressing on the indent
and sliding downward.
Place the new battery pack in the
Handset, with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts
in the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover by
sliding it upward.
Place the Handset in the Charge
Cradle, and allow it to charge for
12 hours. After the initial charge,
a maintenance charge of 8 hours
should be sufficient.
Enter Base ID Code
1.
After charging the Handset,
remove it from its Charge Cradle,
the screen will display:
2.
Press NEW, then enter the 15
digit Base Unit ID code, located
on the underside of the Base
Unit.
3.
Press OK. The Handset will
display: PLEASE WAIT!!
4.
Wait approximately 15 seconds.
The Handset will display:
FOUND BASE
If the Handset displays: BASE
BUSY
TRY LATER, this
indicates that the system is in
use. Wait until the Base Unit is
in the idle (on hook) mode, and
repeat step 2 to 4.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy
the benefits of your VTECH multiHandset system.
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Getting Started
Registration and Operation
Handset and Base Indicators
Handset Icons
Description
Icon
Basic Operation
Line In Use indicator
On steady with no number next to it when a parallel set is
in use.
On steady with one or more numbers next to it, indicating
which extensions are using the line. For example,
12
indicates that Handset 1 and Handset 2 are on an outside call.
Intercom indicator
On steady with the extension numbers currently on an
intercom call. For example, 02 indicates that the Base and
Handset 2 are on an intercom call.
Battery indicator
Cycles (Low, Medium, and High) when Handset battery is
charging.
Flashes when a low battery condition is detected.
M
Mute indicator
On steady when the Handset microphone is muted.
H
Hold indicator
On steady when the line is on hold.
R
Handset Registration indicator
FF is displayed when a Handset is either not registered, or
is searching for a Base unit.
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Handset and Base Indicators
Handset LEDs
LED
Description
Message
Waiting
• Lights to indicate that you have new messages in your
voicemail. Service must be subscribed to through your local
telephone company.
LED
Description
Message
Waiting
• Flashes to indicate that you have new messages in your
voicemail. Service must be subscribed to through your local
telephone company
Power
• Lights when base unit is receiving power from wall outlet
• Flashes when unit is in Power Backup mode.
Line In Use
• Lights when line is being used by a handset of the
GIGAPHONE system.
• Flashes when another telephone on the same line (parallel
extension) is in use.
Charging
• Lights whenever the handset is placed in the base unit
charging cradle.
Mute
• Lights when base microphone is muted.
Speakerphone • Flashes when HOLD function is activated.
• Lights when base speakerphone is in use.
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Basic Operation
Base LEDS
Soft Menu Functions
The GIGIAPHONE has an advanced
design that uses a menu structure and
soft keys to access all of the built-in
features.
Example of the idle mode display:
Basic Operation
RDL (Redial)
Press RDL to display the last 5 telephone numbers dialed. The number on the
top line is the most recent number dialed.
•
Use the
scroll keys to select the desired the number.
•
To dial the number, you can simply press the ON or HANDSFREE key.
MENU
With the Handset in the idle (OFF) mode, press the MENU key to access the
following options:
•
•
•
CALLS LOG (CALLER ID)
HANDSET SETTINGS
REGISTER
Use the
scroll keys to select the desired option, then press OK.
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Calls Log (Caller ID)
From the idle (OFF) mode, press
MENU, use the
scroll keys
to select CALLS LOG, then press OK.
The Caller ID information of the most
recently received call will be displayed.
For example:
To dial the number displayed, you can
simply press the ON or HANDSFREE
key.
You can also press the CID key to
access the following options ( DEL,
OPT# , SAVE):
DEL
: Select this option to delete THIS or ALL records in Caller ID memory.
OPT# : Select this option to display up to four possible dialing strings of the
number stored in Caller ID memory. If a number is provided in the
Caller ID data, the possible options to choose from will be either 7,
8, 10, or 11 digits. For example, if the original number in Caller ID
menory was 808-880-8808, then the display options will be:
SAVE
Use the UP and DOWN
keys to make selection, and
then press DIAL, ON or
HANDSFREE to dial the
number.
Select this option to save the displayed Caller ID record into Speed
Dial Memory. Only Caller ID records with telephone numbers can
be saved into Speed Dial Memory. If you need to modify the number
after saving, see TO EDIT A NUMBER.
Caller ID - Call Waiting ID
Your GIGAPHONE is capable of displaying the name and/or number of the
party calling before you answer the phone (Caller ID). It is also capable of
displaying Caller ID information in conjunction with a Call Waiting alert signal
(Call Waiting Caller ID). With Call Waiting Caller ID, the Caller ID data is
displayed so you can decide whether to answer the incoming call, or continue
with your current conversation.
NOTES ABOUT CALLER ID & CALL WAITING CALLER ID
These are subscription services, provided by most regional telephone service
providers. You must subscribe to these services to get the benefits of these
features. If you do not subscribe to Caller ID services, you can still use your
GIGAPHONE and the other features it offers.
Due to regional incompatibilities, Caller ID information may not be available
for every call you receive. In addition, the calling party may intentionally
block their name and phone number from being sent.
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Basic Operation
To scroll to other records, use the
aaaaaa scroll keys.
Handset Settings
From the Handset Settings menu you can select the following options to modify:
•
RINGER VOLUME
Select this option to adjust the ringer volume. Use the
scroll keys
to adjust the volume up or down. A Handset will display a graphic indicator
of the selected volume setting. Press OK to confirm your selection and
return to the Handset Settings menu.
Basic Operation
•
RINGER MELODY
Select this option to adjust the ringer melody or tone. Use the
scroll
keys to select from the six available tones. Press OK to confirm your
selection and return to the Handset Settings menu.
•
LOW BATT TONE
Select this option to turn the Low Battery warning tone ON or OFF. Press
the OFF or ON soft keys, to make your selection. Press OK to confirm your
selection and return to the Handset Settings menu. When set to ON, the
Handset will emit a warning tone when a Low Battery condition is detected.
•
RANGE TONE
Select this option to turn the Out of Range warning tone ON or OFF. Press
the OFF or ON soft keys, to make your selection. Press OK to confirm your
selection and return to the Handset Settings menu. When set to ON, the
Handset will emit a warning tone whenever the Handset is taken out of
range of the Base.
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KEYPAD TONE
Select this option to turn the Keypad tones ON or OFF. Press the OFF
or ON soft keys, to make your selection. Press OK to confirm your selection
and return to the Handset Settings menu. When set to ON, the Handset
will emit a beep whenever a key is pressed.
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CONTRAST
Select this option to adjust the contrast level of the Handset display. Use
the
scroll keys to make your selection. The handset display will
automatically adjust as you make your selection. Press OK to confirm your
selection and return to the Handset Settings menu.
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FACTORY PRESET
Select this option to restore the factory default settings for the Handset.
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Register
Use this option to register a Handset to the GIGAPHONE Base. You can register
a total of four Handsets to the GIGAPHONE Base. This process is activated
automatically whenever a new handset is powered up in range of the
GIGAPHONE Base.
Note: Base ID codes are 15 digits long and can include the following characters
: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
, or # .
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Basic Operation
You will be prompted to enter the 15-digit Base ID code printed on the underside
of the base unit. After entering this code, press OK. The Handset will display
SEARCHING FOR BASE, and then FOUND BASE when the process is
complete.
MEM (Memory)
The GIGAPHONE can store up to 50 names/numbers in memory. Each memory
location can hold up to 32 digits and up to 16 characters for the name.
Basic Operation
When prompted to ENTER NAME?, use the digit keys to 'spell' the name. Each
press of a particular key causes characters to be displayed in the following order:
Number Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Characters (in order)
&',.1
ABC2
DEF3
GHI4
JKL5
MNO6
PQRS7
TUV8
WXYZ9
0
*#
*#
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Soft Mem Functions
•
Starting from the idle screen,
enter the number you want to
store in memory.
•
Be sure to include long distance
codes and pauses (using the
PAUSE softkey) if necessary.
Press the MEM softkey.
•
You will then be prompted to
ENTER NAME? Use the digit
keys to 'spell' the name. If you
make a mistake, press the CLR
softkey. To enter a space press
aa
. When finished, press
SAVE.
•
If there is space available in
memory, the number/name will
be saved and the Handset will
return to idle mode.
•
If the memory is full the Handset
will display PHONEBOOK IS
FULL and exit to the idle screen
without saving the entry.
Basic Operation
To Store a Number/Name:
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Soft Mem Functions
Basic Operation
To Search For and Dial a
Number/Name:
•
Starting from the idle screen,
press the MEM softkey to review
memory contents.
•
Using the
softkeys
scroll through the memory
contents in alphabetical order.
•
Or, you can press the FIND
softkey, enter the first few
chararcters of the name and then
press FIND to search. If you
make a mistake, press CLR
softkey. The closest match, in
alphabetical order, will be
displayed.
•
Once you find the entry you
want, simply press ON or
HANDSFREE to dial the number.
To Delete a Number/Name:
•
Using the steps in To Search For
and Dial a Name/Number,
locate the entry you want to
delete.
•
Press the EDIT softkey. The
Handset will display:
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•
Press the DEL softkey. The
Handset will display:
•
To delete this record, press THIS.
•
To confirm the deletion of ALL
records, press YES. To exit
without deleting press NO.
Basic Operation
Soft Mem Functions
To Edit a Number
•
Using the steps in To Search For
and Dial a Name/Number,
locate the entry you want to edit.
•
Press the EDIT softkey twice.
The Handset will display:
•
Using the
softkey move
the cursor to the character you
want to edit and then enter the
corrections as needed. Press
MORE to access DEL, BACK and
PAUSE function. When finished
press the SAVE softkey. To exit
without saving press OFF.
•
When finished the Handset will
display the idle screen.
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Base Settings
The GIGAPHONE Base unit has several settings that can be adjusted according
to your preference and system requirements.
Select Base Ringer Melody:
•
•
Basic Operation
•
•
•
The phone must be off.
Press the star key three times (
). The Base will emit a happy tone
and the Power and Line In Use LEDs will flash rapidly.
Press the 1,2,3,4,5, or 6 keys to select the Ringer Melody. After each key
press, the Base will emit a 1-second preview of the selected ringer.
To save the selected ringer (and exit) press # .
To exit without saving press
.
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Select Tone / Pulse:
•
•
•
•
•
The phone must be off.
Press the star key three times (
). The Base will emit a happy tone
and the Power and Line In Use LEDs will flash rapidly.
Press the 7 key to toggle between TONE and PULSE dialing mode. The
Line In Use LED will toggle ON when TONE is selected and OFF when
PULSE is selected.
To save the TONE/PULSE selection (and exit) press # .
To exit without saving press
.
***
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Select Base Ringer Volume and OFF:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The phone must be off.
Press the star key three times (
). The Base will emit a happy tone
and the Power and Line In Use LEDs will flash rapidly.
Press the volume up and down keys (
/
) to adjust the Base Ringer
volume. After each press of the volume keys, the Base will emit the selected
Ringer and volume setting for one second.
To turn the Base ringer OFF, press the volume down key (
) until
no ringer preview is played.
To save the Ringer Volume selection (and exit) press # .
To exit without saving press
.
***
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Handset and Base Operation
Making Calls
From the Handset
•
Press ON (or, HANDSFREE to
use the Handset Speakerphone
feature).Dial the phone number.
-OR-
•
Dial the phone number first; then
press ON (or HANDSFREE).
•
Press OFF to end your call.
Answering Calls
From the Handset
•
•
Press any key except OFF or the
softkey.
Press OFF to end your call.
Making Calls
From the Base Unit
•
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE. Dial
the phone number.
Press SPEAKERPHONE to end
your call.
•
•
Press SPEAKERPHONE.
Press SPEAKERPHONE to end
your call.
Pressing REDIAL will immediately dial the last number in the base unit
redial memory.
Hold down the REDIAL key for more than 2 seconds to erase the contents
in redial memory. This is to prevent the accidental dialing of the number
stored in redial memory.
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Answering Calls
Handset and Base Operation
Mute Function
During an active call pressing either the MUTE soft key on the Handset or the
MUTE key on the Base (when in speakerphone mode), will disable the
microphone. Press MUTE key again to return to normal 2-way conversation.
Hold Function
Advanced Operations
From the Handset :
•
Press the HOLD soft key to place
a call on hold. To return to the
call press the ON or
HANDSFREE key.
From the Base :
•
During an active call, press the
HOLD key to place a call on
hold. The SPEAKERPHONE
LED will flash to indicate a call
is on hold.
•
To return to the call press either
HOLD or SPEAKERPHONE.
Flash Function
You can use your GIGAPHONE with services such as Call Waiting. Simply press
the ON key on the Handset or the FLASH key on the Base (when in speakerphone
mode) to FLASH the line.
Volume Control
From the Handset :
During an active call press the
VOLUME soft key, then use the
AAAAUp and DOWN
soft
keys to adjust the earpiece volume.
From the Base :
During an active call simply press the
Volume UP or DOWN keys to adjust
the speakerphone volume.
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Handset and Base Operation
Page/Intercom
From Base to a particular Handset :
•
Press the Base PAGE/INTERCOM key, then press by the number of the
Handset you want to call (e.g. INTERCOM 2).
•
Handset 2 can then answer the intercom call by pressing the INTERCOM
on the Base.
•
To end an intercom call press OFF on the Handset or PAGE/INTERCOM
Base.
From Handset to Base :
•
Press the INTERCOM key followed by 0.
•
The Base will ring once and then automatically enter INTERCOM mode.
•
To end an intercom call press OFF on the Handset or PAGE/INTERCOM
Base.
From Handset to Handset :
•
Press the INTERCOM key
followed by the number of the
other Handset you wish to call
(e.g. INTERCOM 3).
•
Handset 3 can then answer the
intercom call by pressing the
INTERCOM key.
•
To end the intercom call press
OFF on either Handset.
All Call from Handset
•
Press the INTERCOM key followed by the
. All registered Handsets
and the Base will ring.
•
Any Handset or the Base can answer by pressing INTERCOM.
•
To end the intercom call press OFF on Handset, or press PAGE/INTERCOM
on Base.
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Advanced Operations
From Base to ALL Handsets :
•
To page all Handsets from the
Base press the PAGE/
INTERCOM key. This will
cause all Handsets linked with
this Base to ring.
•
Each Handset will display
GLOBAL CALL FROM BASE.
•
Any Handset can then answer
the PAGE, and enter INTERCOM
mode with the Base by pressing
the INTERCOM key.
•
To end an intercom call, press
OFF on the Handset or PAGE/
INTERCOM on the Base.
Handset and Base Operation
Handsfree Speakerphone Operation
Your GIGAPHONE handset has a built-in handsfree speakerphone. This feature
allows you to stand the Handset upright on a table or desktop and have handsfree
conversations. For more information, refer to MAKING CALLS in HANDSET
AND BASE OPERATION.
Base Speakerphone Operation
The Base of your GIGAPHONE is equipped with a full duplex speakerphone.
This is a very useful feature for handsfree conversations or conference calls at
the base unit. For more information, refer to MAKING CALLS in HANDSET
AND BASE OPERATION.
Line in Use Indication
Advanced Operations
On the Handset :
When the telephone line is currently
being used by a GIGAPHONE Handset
or the GIGAPHONE Base, a status
message similar to this will display on
idle Handset(S):
When the telephone line is currently
being used by a parallel set (a telephone
device other than the GIGAPHONE
on the same line); the phone icon will
remain on steadily, and EXTENSION
IN USE will be displayed.
On the Base :
When either a GIGAPHONE Handset
or a parallel set is currently being used,
the LINE IN USE LED on the Base will
illuminate steadily; when a parallel set
is currently being used, the LINE IN
USE LED on the base will flash.
Low Battery Indication
When a low battery is detected, the Battery icon will flash and a warning
beep is played. The status message LOW BATTERY will also be displayed
when the Handset is in idle mode. To prevent an unexpected call drop,
a drained Handset battery should be replaced by a fully charged spare
battery.
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Handset and Base Operation
Message Waiting Indication
The GIGAPHONE is compatible with optional voicemail service provided by
some local telephone companies. If you subscribe to this service, and you have
new, unplayed messages in your voicemail, a Visual Message Waiting Indicator
(VMWI) signal is transmitted by your local telephone company.
The GIGAPHONE will detect a VMWI signal and activate a the Message Waiting
light on the Base and the Message Waiting light on the Handset.
After you check your messages, the Message Waiting indicators will automatically
turn off.
Please note that whenver new, unplayed messages are stored in your voicemail,
the local Telephone Company will continue to send a VMWI signal.
Conference Calling
The GIGAPHONE is capable of supporting conference calls with up to two
registered Handsets, and the Base unit.
The phone icon
and two or more extension numbers will be displayed
in the upper left corner of the Handset.
Transferring Calls
You can transfer calls on the GIGAPHONE system from the Base to Handset,
Handset to Handset, or Handset to Base.
Blind Transfer
You can directly transfer any active call to another GIGAPHONE extension
without notification by doing the following steps:
•
Handset or Base must be on an active call.
•
Press the INTERCOM key followed by the number of the Handset (1,2,
3,4) or Base (0) that you wish to transfer the call to.
•
When the other extension answers, the call will automatically be connected
to the other extension.
•
An unanswered call will ring back to the originating Handset/Base if not
answered within 30 seconds
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Advanced Operations
To enter a conference call, simply access the line with two or more extensions
by pressing ON (or HANDSFREE) on the Handset or SPEAKERPHONE on the
Base.
Handset and Base Operation
Announced Transfer:
You can perform an announced transfer (call and advise another extension) of
an active call by doing the following steps:
•
Handset or Base must be on an active call.
•
Place the active call on HOLD.
•
Press the INTERCOM key followed by the number of the Handset (1,2,
3,4) or Base (0) that you wish to transfer the call to.
•
When the other extension answers the intercom call, explain they have an
active call waiting.
•
Both extensions press OFF to end the intercom call.
•
The other extension presses ON, HANDSFREE, or SPEAKERPHONE to
pick up the call on hold.
Quick Memory Keys on Base
Advanced Operations
The GIGAPHONE Base unit has three Quick Memory keys that can be
programmed with three frequently dialed numbers.
To program Quick Memory:
•
The phone must be OFF.
•
Press and hold the Quick Memory key which you want to program (M1,
M2 or M3) until you hear a beep.
•
Enter the number you want to store. Be sure to include long distance codes
if necessary.
•
Press the same Quick Memory key again to store the number. You will
hear a confirmation beep.
To delete a number from Quick Memory:
•
The phone must be OFF.
•
Press and hold the Quick Memory key which you want to delete (M1, M2
or M3) until you hear a beep.
•
Press the same Quick Memory key again to delete the number. You will
hear a confirmation beep.
To dial using Quick Memory:
•
Simply press the appropriate Quick Memory key. The GIGAPHONE will
automatically enter Speakerphone mode, access dialtone and then dial the
programmed number.
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Headset Operation
Your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone is equipped with a 2.5mm Headset Jack
for use with an optional accessory Headset for hands-free operation. If you choose
to use the Headset option, you must obtain an optional accessory Headset, which
is compatible with the GIGAPHONE.
To purchase a Headset, call VTECH Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511.
Once you have a compatible 2.5mm Headset, locate the Headset Jack on the
GIGAPHONE Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack on
the cordless Handset. The plug should fit securely. Do not force the connection.
Operation
NOTE :
Whenever a compatible Headset is
connected to the cordless Handset, the
microphone on the Handset will be
muted. This is done to limit the effect
of background noise. The following
operational characteristics apply to
VTECH Headsets. The same may also
apply to other, non-VTECH supplied
headsets, but VTECH assumes no
responsibility for their performance.
The VTECH brand compatible Headset has a reversible, monaural design.
You can wear your Headset on either
ear, leaving one ear free for room
conversation.
Belt Clip
The GIGAPHONE is also equipped
with a detachable belt clip. Align the
pins on the inside edge of the clip with
the notches on the sides of the
GIGAPHONE Handset. The belt clip
should snap securely into place. Do
not force the connection.
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Additional Information
The headband can be adjusted to fit the
contour of your head. Using both
hands, slide the headband up or down
so that it rests comfortably on your
head, with the speaker cushion
centered against your ear. For
maximum sound quality, the flexible
microphone should be positioned at
the corner of your mouth, about one
inch from your face.
Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your GIGAPHONE 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 your Base Unit near a
sink, bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic
equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when using electric 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 a mild
soap. Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Additional Information
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when
you are wet or standing in water. If your Base Unit should fall into water,
DO NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND
TELEPHONE LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the unit out by
the unplugged cords.
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In Case Of Difficulty
If you have difficulty operating your phone, the suggestions below should solve
the problem. If you still have difficulty after trying these suggestions, call
VTECH Communications at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTECH Electronics
at 1-800-267-7377.
The Phone Doesn't Work At All
•
•
•
Make sure the Power Cord is plugged in.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit
and the telephone wall jack.
Make sure the batteries are properly charged. If the 'LOW BATTERY'
message is shown, the battery pack needs charging.
No Dial Tone
•
•
First check all the suggestions above.
If you still don't hear a dial tone, disconnect the Base Unit from the telephone
jack and connect a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone
either, the problem is in your wiring or local service. Contact your local
telephone company.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal Even When You're Near
The Base Unit
•
Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the Base Unit can
sometimes cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the Base Unit
to another outlet.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal When You're Away From
The Base Unit
•
•
You may be out of range. Either move closer to the Base, or relocate the
Base Unit.
The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the Base
Unit to another position.
•
•
•
•
Make sure you have the Handset ringer activated. To set the ringer, see
HANDSET SETTINGS and BASE SETTINGS.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit
and the telephone jack. Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
You may be too far from the Base Unit.
You may have too many extension phones on your telephone line to allow
all of them to ring. Try unplugging some of the other phones.
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Additional Information
The Handset Does Not Ring When You Receive A Call
In Case Of Difficulty
You Hear Other Calls While Using Your Phone
•
Disconnect your Base Unit from the telephone jack, and plug in a regular
telephone. If you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in your
wiring or local service. Call your local telephone company.
You Hear Noise In The Handset, And None Of The Keys Or Buttons
Work
•
Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Common Cure For Electronic
Equipment
Additional Information
If the unit does not seem to be
responding normally, then try putting
the Handset in the cradle. If it does not
seem to respond, do the following (in
the order listed) :
1.
Disconnect the power to the
Base.
2.
Disconnect the Handset battery,
and spare battery pack, if
applicable.
3.
Wait a few minutes.
4.
Connect power to the Base.
5.
Re-install the battery pack (s)
6.
Watch for Handset to display :
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then
Warranty Statement
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY COVER?
• Any defect in material or workmanship.
FOR HOW LONG AFTER THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE?
• To the original purchaser only - ONE YEAR.
WHAT WILL VTECH DO?
• At our option, repair or replace your unit.
HOW DO I SEND MY UNIT, IN OR OUT OF WARRANTY?
•
In the U.S. Call VTech Communications Inc customer service for Return
Authorization at: 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at
1-800-267-7377
•
Properly pack your unit. lnclude any cables & accessories which were
originally provided with the product. We recommend using the original
carton and packing materials.
•
Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other evidence of date
of original purchase (if the unit was purchased within the last twelve
months).
•
Print your name and address, along with a description of the defect, and
include this in the package.
•
Include payment for any service or repair not covered by warranty, as
determined by VTech Communications Ltd.
•
Ship the unit via UPS Insured, or equivalent to:
In the U.S.
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS INC.
11035 SW 11th STREET
BDLG. B, SUITE 270
BEAVERTON, OREGON 97005
If you purchased your phone in Canada, Ship the unit via UPS insured,
or equivalent to:
VTECH ELECTRONICS LTD.
SUITE 200-7671 ALDERBRIDGE WAY
RICHMOND,B.C.V6X 1Z9
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Additional Information
VTech Communications Inc assumes no responsibility for units sent without prior Return Authorizatlon.
Warranty Statement
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY NOT COVER?
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Batteries
Damage from misuse, neglect, or acts of nature (lightning, floods, power
surges,etc.)
Products which may have been modified or incorporated into other
products
Products purchased and/or operated outside the USA, its territories, or
Canada.
Products serviced by the owner or a service facility not expressly authorized
by VTECH Communications
Products purchased more than 12 months from current date
Units purchased in "AS IS" condition, or units purchased as "Distressed
Merchandise".
HOW DOES STATE LAW OR PROVINCIAL LAW RELATE TO
THIS WARRANTY?
Additional Information
•
This warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights
which vary from state to state or province to province.
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FCC and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules for the United States. It also complies with regulations
RSS210 and CS-03 of Industry and Science Canada. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
A label is located on the underside of the Base Unit containing either the FCC
registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) or the IC registration
number and Load Number. You must, upon request, provide this information
to your local telephone company.
This equipment is compatible with inductively coupled hearing aids.
Should you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact:
VTech Communication Inc
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at 1-800267-7377.
For repair/warranty information. The telephone company may ask you to
disconnect this equipment from the line network until the problem has been
corrected.
FCC Part 15
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
-
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet or on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Additional Information
The equipment has been tested and found to comply with part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
FCC and IC Regulations
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect your cordless telephone to the nationwide
telephone network through a modular telephone jack (USOC RJ11C, RJ11W or
RJ14).
Your telephone company may discontinue your service if your equipment causes
harm to the telephone network. They will notify you in advance of disconnection,
if possible. During notification, you will be informed of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
Occasionally, your telephone company may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operation, or procedures that could affect the operation of your
equipment. If so, you will be given advance notice of the change to give you
an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted service.
The Base Unit contains no user serviceable parts. The Handset contains a user
replaceable battery pack.
If it is determined that your telephone equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC
requires that it not be used and that it be unplugged from the modular jack until
the problem has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only
be made by the manufacturer or its authorized agents or by others who may
be authorized by the FCC. For repair procedures, follow the instructions outlined
under the VTECH Limited Warranty.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the phone company
or Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to
your telephone line and still enable the devices to ring when you receive a call.
The general rule is that the REN value should not exceed 5.0A total; however,
contact your local telephone company for the specific number in your area.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
Additional Information
Notice :
The REN assigned to this device denotes the number of devices you may connect
to the telephone loop which is used by the device to prevent overloading The
termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subjected only
to the requirement that the sum of the REN does not exceed five (5.0)
Notice :
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification
means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective,
operational and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the
equipment will operate to the user's satisfaction.
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FCC and IC Regulations
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to
be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The
equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. The
customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not
prevent degradation of services in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian
maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made
by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the
telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the
equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground
connections of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe
system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly
important in rural areas.
Caution :
Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should
contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority, or electrician, as
appropriate.
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Additional Information
Your VT 2431 is designed to operate at the maximum power allowed by the
FCC and IC. This means your Handset and Base Unit can communicate only
over a certain distance - which will depend on the location of the Base Unit and
Handset, weather, and the construction and layout of your home or office.
Technical Specifications
FREQUENCY CONTROL
WEIGHT
Crystal controlled
PLL synthesizer
Handset :
Base :
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
POWER REQUIREMENTS
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
Handset :
2.4 VDC NiMH Battery
Pack
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
Base :
7 VDC @ 900mA
CHANNELS
MEMORY
94 Channels
Speed Dial: 50 Memory locations, into
32 digits per location.
185 grams
375 grams
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC and
IC. Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions
at the time of use.
SIZE
Handset : 48mm x 33mm x 175mm
Additional Information
Base :
170mm x 115mm x 60mm
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CID :
Alpha Numeric Display
50 Memory locations
SPECIFICATIONS
ARE
TYPICAL AND MAY CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE.
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Table Of Contents
1. Important Safety Instructions
3. Introduction
4.
5.
6.
Parts Check List
The Handset Layout
The Base Unit Layout
7. Getting Started
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Setup
Installation of Battery Pack in
Handset
Spare Battery Charger/Power
Backup Function
Charging Of Handset Battery
Pack
Wall Mounting
Registration and Operation
25. Advanced Operations
25.
25.
25.
25.
26.
26.
26.
26.
27.
28.
28.
28.
28.
29.
29.
29.
30.
14. Basic Operation
14.
16.
16.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
21.
22.
22.
23.
24.
Handset and Base Indicators
Soft Menu Functions
RDL (Redial)
MENU
Calls Log (Caller ID)
Handset Settings
Register
MEM (Memory)
Soft Mem Functions
To Store a Number/Name
To Search For and Dial
a Number/Name
To delete a Number/Name
To Edit a Number/Name
Base Settings
Handset and Base Operation
Making Calls
Answering Calls
Redial from Base Unit
Mute Function
Hold Function
Flash Function
Volume Control
Page/Intercom
Handsfree Speakerphone
Operation
Base Speakerphone
Operation
Line in Use Indication
Low Battery Indication
Message Waiting Indication
Conference Calling
Transferring Calls
Quick Memory Keys on
Base
31. Additional Information
31.
32.
33.
35.
37.
40.
Headset Operation
Maintenance
In Case Of Difficulty
Warranty Statement
FCC and IC Regulations
Technical Specifications
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTech Communications Inc, 11035 SW 11th Street, Bdlg. B,
Suite 207, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005
Distributed in the Canada by VTech Electronics Canada Ltd., Suite 200-7671 Alderbridge
Way Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 2000 for VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD..
Printed in China
91-4075-12-00
ISSUE 0
Introduction
IMPORTANT:
The VT2420 is an Accessory Handset for use with the VT2431 GIGAPHONE
system. You must have the VT2431 in order to use the VT2420 Accessory Handset.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the VT2420 Accessory Handset
setup, registration and basic functions. For detailed operational instructions,
please refer to the VT2431 manual.
To order additional system Handsets (model# VT 2420), battery packs, or
headsets, call VTech Communications Inc at 1-800-595-9511.
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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 to persons, including the
following:
1.
2.
3.
Read and understand all instructions.
4.
Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, kitchen sink,
or swimming pool).
5.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
6.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for
ventilation. To protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked
by placing the product on the bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product
should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product
should not be placed in a built-in installation 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 to your
home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product
where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
9.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a
risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take
it to a VTech authorized service facility. Opening or removing cabinet parts
other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or
other risks. Incorrect reassemb-ling can cause electric shock when the appliance
is subsequently used.
11. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk
of fire or electric shock.
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12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to a VTECH
authorized service facility under the following conditions:
A. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, because improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a VTech authorized
technician to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped and the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lighting.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS INC
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1-800267-7377.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Getting Started
Setup
Registration And Operation Of The VTECH VT2420
Accessory Handset
Your VTECH GIGAPHONE system can operate up to 4 Handsets.
The VTECH accessory Handset consists of the following:
Belt Clip
Handset
Battery Pack
Charger Unit
Setup Of The VT2420
Accessory Handset
1
1.
Plug the AC power adapter into an
electrical outlet.
2.
Remove the Handset battery cover
by pressing on the indent and
sliding downward.
3.
Place the new battery pack in the
Handset, with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts in
the battery compartment.
4.
Replace the battery cover by sliding
it upward.
5.
Place the Handset in the Charge
Cradle, and allow it to charge for
12 hours. After the initial charge,
a maintenance charge of 8 hours
should be sufficient.
3
5
4
Follow the steps below:
1
3
1.
Remove the battery cover by
pressing on the indent and sliding
downward.
2.
Place the new battery pack in the
handset with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts in
the battery compartment.
3.
Replace the battery cover by
sliding it upwards.
4.
If the new battery pack is not
already charged, place the handset
in the base unit, or a remote
charging stand, and allow it to
charge for 12 hours. After initial
charge, a maintenance charge of
8 hours should be sufficient.
2
The original Handset that is shipped with your GIGAPHONE system will be
automatically registered to the Base. This Handset is HANDSET 1.
As you register additional Handsets to the system, they will be assigned extension
numbers in the following order: HANDSET 2, HANDSET 3, and finally HANDSET
4.
Whenever a Handset battery pack is installed, the Handset will automatically begin
SEARCHING FOR BASE (if previously registered), or it will prompt you to ENTER
BASE ID to register the new Handset.
5
Getting Started
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
Getting Started
Registration
Enter Base ID Code
1.
After charging the Handset, remove
it from its Charge Cradle, the
screen will display:
2.
Press NEW, then enter the 15 digit
Base Unit ID code, located on the
underside of the Base Unit.
3.
Press OK. The Handset will display:
PLEASE WAIT!!
4.
Wait approximately 15 seconds.
The Handset will display:
FOUND BASE
If the Handset displays: BASE
BUSY TRY LATER, this indicates
that the system is in use. Wait until
the Base Unit is in the idle (on
hook) mode, and repeat step 2 to
4.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy the
benefits of your VTECH multi-Handset
system.
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1
2
3
9
4
10
5
6
11
7
12
8
13
14
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. Handsfree Speakerphone
9. LCD Display
10. Select
11. Off (Clear)
12. Battery Compartment
13. Intercom
14. Microphone
Antenna
Message Waiting Indicator
Earpiece
Headset Jack (2.5mm)
Scroll Keys
On (Flash)
Dialing Key (0-9)
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Getting Started
The Handset Layout
Handset Indicators
Handset Icons
Description
Icon
Line In Use indicator
On steady with no number next to it when a parallel set is in use.
On steady with one or more numbers next to it, indicating which
extensions are using the line. For example,
12 indicates
that Handset 1 and Handset 2 are on an outside call.
Handset Operation
Intercom indicator
On steady with the extension numbers currently on an intercom
call. For example,
02 indicates that the Base and Handset
2 are on an intercom call.
Battery indicator
Cycles (Low, Medium, and High) when Handset battery is
charging.
Flashes when a low battery condition is detected.
M
Mute indicator
On steady when the Handset microphone is muted.
H
Hold indicator
On steady when the line is on hold.
R
Handset Registration indicator
FFF when a Handset is either not registered, or is searching for
a Base unit.
On steady when a Handset is registered with a base unit.
Handset LEDs
LED
Description
Message
Waiting
• Light to indicate that you have new messages in your voicemail.
Service must be subscribed to through your local telephone
company.
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Headset Operation
Your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone is equipped with a 2.5mm Headset Jack for
use with an optional accessory Headset for hands-free operation. If you choose to
use the Headset option, you must obtain an optional accessory Headset, which is
compatible with the GIGAPHONE.
To purchase a Headset, call VTECH Customer Service at 1-800-595-9511.
Once you have a compatible 2.5mm Headset, locate the Headset Jack on the
GIGAPHONE Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack on the
cordless Handset. The plug should fit securely. Do not force the connection.
Operation
The VTECH brand compatible Head-set
has a reversible, monaural design. You
can wear your Headset on either ear,
leaving one ear free for room
conversation.
The headband can be adjusted to fit the
contour of your head. Using both hands,
slide the headband up or down so that
it rests comfortably on your head, with
the speaker cushion centered against
your ear. For maximum sound quality,
the flexible microphone should be
positioned at the corner of your mouth,
about one inch from your face.
Belt Clip
The GIGAPHONE is also equipped with
a detachable belt clip. Align the pins on
the inside edge of the clip with the
notches on the sides of the GIGAPHONE
Handset. The belt clip should snap
securely into place. Do not force the
connection.
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Additional Information
NOTE :
Whenever a compatible Headset is
connected to the cordless Handset, the
microphone on the Hand-set will be
muted. This is done to limit the effect of
background noise. The following
operational characteristics apply to
VTECH Headsets. The same may also
apply to other, non-VTECH supplied
headsets, but VTECH assumes no
responsibility for their performance.
Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your GIGAPHONE 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 your Base Unit near a sink,
bathtub or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when using electric appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Additional Information
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many
years. Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or a mild soap.
Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you
are wet or standing in water. If your Base Unit should fall into water, DO NOT
RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE
LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the unit out by the unplugged cords.
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In Case Of Difficulty
If you have difficulty operating your phone, the suggestions below should solve the
problem. If you still have difficulty after trying these suggestions, call VTECH
Communications at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at 1-800267-7377.
The Phone Doesn't Work At All
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Make sure the Power Cord is plugged
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and
the telephone wall jack.
Make sure the batteries are properly charged. If the 'LOW BATTERY' message
is shown, the battery pack needs charging.
No Dial Tone
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•
First check all the suggestions above.
If you still don't hear a dial tone, disconnect the Base Unit from the telephone
jack and connect a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone either,
the problem is in your wiring or local service. Call your local telephone company.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal Even When
You're Near The Base Unit
•
Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the Base Unit can
sometimes cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the Base Unit to
another outlet.
•
•
You may be out of range. Either move closer to the Base, or relocate the Base
Unit.
The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the Base Unit
to another position.
The Handset Does Not Ring When You Receive A Call
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•
Make sure you have the Handset ringer activated. To set the ringer, see
HANDSET SETTINGS and BASE SETTINGS.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and
the telephone jack. Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
You may be too far from the Base Unit.
You may have too many extension phones on your telephone line to allow all
of them to ring. Try unplugging some of the other phones.
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Additional Information
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal When You're
Away From The Base Unit
In Case Of Difficulty
You Hear Other Calls While Using Your Phone
•
Disconnect your Base Unit from the telephone jack, and plug in a regular
telephone. If you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in your wiring
or local service. Call your local telephone company.
You Hear Noise In The Handset, And None Of The Keys
Or Buttons Work
•
Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Common Cure For Electronic
Equipment
Additional Information
If the unit does not seem to be responding
normally, then try putting the Handset in
the cradle. If it does not seem to respond,
do the following (in the order listed) :
1.
Disconnect the power to the Base.
2.
Disconnect the Handset battery,
and spare battery pack, if
applicable.
3.
Wait a few minutes.
4.
Connect power to the Base.
5.
Re-install the battery pack (s)
6.
Watch for Handset to display :
then
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Warranty Statement
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY COVER?
• Any defect in material or workmanship.
FOR HOW LONG AFTER THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE?
• To the original purchaser only - ONE YEAR.
WHAT WILL VTECH DO?
• At our option, repair or replace your unit.
VTECH COMMUNICATIONS INC.
11035 SW 11th STREET
BDLG. B, SUITE 270
BEAVERTON, OREGON 97005
If you purchased your phone in Canada, Ship the unit via UPS insured, or
equivalent to:
VTECH ELECTRONICS LTD.
SUITE 200-7671 ALDERBRIDGE WAY
RICHMOND,B.C.V6X 1Z9
VTech Communications Incassumes no responsibility for units sent without prior Return Authorizatlon.
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Additional Information
HOW DO I SEND MY UNIT, IN OR OUT OF WARRANTY?
•
In the U.S. Call VTech Communications Inc customer service for Return
Authorization at: 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1800-267-7377
•
Properly pack your unit. lnclude any cables & accessories which were originally
provided with the product. We recommend using the original carton and packing
materials.
•
Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other evidence of date
of original purchase (if the unit was purchased within the last twelve months).
•
Print your name and address, along with a description of the defect, and include
this in the package.
•
Include payment for any service or repair not covered by warranty, as determined
by VTech Communications Inc.
•
Ship the unit via UPS Insured, or equivalent to:
In the U.S.
Warranty Statement
WHAT DOES OUR WARRANTY NOT COVER?
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•
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•
•
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•
Batteries
Damage from misuse, neglect, or acts of nature (lightning, floods, power surges,
etc.)
Products which may have been modified or incorporated into other products
Products purchased and/or operated outside the USA, its territories, or Canada.
Products serviced by the owner or a service facility not expressly authorized
by VTECH Communications
Products purchased more than 12 months from current date
Units purchased in "AS IS" condition, or units purchased as "Distressed
Merchandise".
HOW DOES STATE LAW OR PROVINCIAL LAW RELATE
TO THIS WARRANTY?
This warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state or province to province.
Additional Information
•
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FCC and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules for the United States. It also complies with regulations RSS210 and CS03 of Industry and Science Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
A label is located on the underside of the Base Unit containing either the FCC
registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) or the IC registration
number and Load Number. You must, upon request, provide this information to your
local telephone company.
This equipment is compatible with inductively coupled hearing aids.
Should you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact:
VTech Communications Inc
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1800-267-7377.
For repair/warranty information. The telephone company may ask you to disconnect
this equipment from the line network until the problem has been corrected.
FCC Part 15
The equipment has been tested and found to comply with part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet or on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
-
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Additional Information
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC and IC Regulations
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect your cordless telephone to the nationwide
telephone network through a modular telephone jack (USOC RJ11C, RJ11W or RJ14).
Your telephone company may discontinue your service if your equipment causes
harm to the telephone network. They will notify you in advance of disconnection,
if possible. During notification, you will be informed of your right to file a complaint
with the FCC.
Occasionally, your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operation, or procedures that could affect the operation of your equipment. If so,
you will be given advance notice of the change to give you an opportunity to maintain
uninterrupted service.
The Base Unit contains no user serviceable parts. The Handset contains a user
replaceable battery pack.
If it is determined that your telephone equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC requires
that it not be used and that it be unplugged from the modular jack until the problem
has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be made by the
manufacturer or its authorized agents or by others who may be authorized by the
FCC. For repair procedures, follow the instructions outlined under the VTECH Limited
Warranty.
Additional Information
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the phone company
or Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still enable the devices to ring when you receive a call. The general
rule is that the REN value should not exceed 5.0A total; however, contact your local
telephone company for the specific number in your area.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
Notice :
The REN assigned to this device denotes the number of devices you may connect
to the telephone loop which is used by the device to prevent overloading The
termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subjected only to
the requirement that the sum of the REN does not exceed five (5.0)
Notice :
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means
that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational
and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user's satisfaction.
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FCC and IC Regulations
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be
connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment
must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. The customer should
be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation
of services in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian
maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by
the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications
company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections
of the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present,
are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Caution :
Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact
the appropriate electrical inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
Additional Information
Your GIGAPHONE is designed to operate at the maximum power allowed by the
FCC and IC. This means your Handset and Base Unit can communicate only over
a certain distance - which will depend on the location of the Base Unit and Handset,
weather, and the construction and layout of your home or office.
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Technical Specifications
FREQUENCY CONTROL
WEIGHT
Crystal controlled
PLL synthesizer
Handset :
Charger :
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
POWER REQUIREMENTS
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
185 grams
200 grams
Handset :
2.4 VDC NiMH Battery
Pack
Charger :
6 VDC @ 300mA
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
CHANNELS
MEMORY
94 Channels
NOMINAL
RANGE
Speed Dial: 50 Memory locations, into
32 digits per location.
EFFECTIVE
CID :
Maximum power allowed by FCC and IC.
Actual operating range may vary
according to environmental conditions at
the time of use.
Additional Information
SIZE
Handset : 48mm x 33mm x 175mm
Charger:
Alpha Numeric Display
50 Memory locations
SPECIFICATIONS ARE
TYPICAL AND MAY CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE.
60mm x 73mm x 52mm
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Table Of Contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Important Safety Instructions
4.
Getting Started
4.
Setup
5.
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
6.
Registration
7.
The Handset layout
8.
8.
9.
Handset Operation
Handset Indicators
Additional Information
9.
Headset Operation
10.
Maintenance
11.
In Case Of Difficulty
13.
Warranty Statement
15.
FCC and IC Regulations
18.
Technical Specifications
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
A member of THE VTECH GROUP OF COMPANIES.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTech Communications Inc, 11035 SW 11th Street, Bdlg. B,
Suite 207, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005
Distributed in the Canada by VTech Electronics Canada Ltd., Suite 200-7671 Alderbridge
Way Richmond, B.C. V6X 1Z9.
Copyright 2000 for VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD.
Printed in China
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ACCESSORY HANDSET FOR USE WITH VT2431 SYSTEM
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