Quick reference guide - handset
Quick start guide
TL96151/TL96271/TL96371/TL96451/TL96471
This quick start guide provides you with basic instructions only.
For more complete instructions, refer to your user’s manual
provided in the package, or see the online user’s manual at
www.telephones.att.com/manuals.
Telephone base and charger installation
Plug one end of the
telephone line cord
into a telephone
jack or a DSL filter.
Plug the power
adapter into a power
outlet not controlled
by a wall switch.
Softkeys (2)
DIR /VOLUME
• Show the menu.
• Scroll up in menus.
• Select an item or save an entry
or setting.
• Increase listening volume when
on a call or message playback.
• Show directory entries.
CHARGE light
MUTE/DELETE
CELLULAR
• Mute the microphone during
a call.
• Make or answer a cell call.
• Answer a call waiting call
during a cell call.
• Delete digits while predialing.
• Delete an individual entry
while reviewing the redial list,
directory or caller ID history.
HOME/FLASH
A DSL filter (not
included) is required
if you have DSL
high-speed Internet
service.
Raise the
antenna.
The DSL filter must
be plugged into the
telephone wall jack.
Plug the power cord and
the telephone line cord
Route the telephone line
into the jacks.
cord through this slot.
Caution: Use only the power adapter provided with this product. To obtain a replacement, visit
www.telephones.att.com or call 1 (800) 222-3111. In
Canada, dial 1 (866) 288-4268.
our website at
• Answer a call waiting call
during a home call.
• Erase a digit or character while
entering or editing a directory
entry.
1
• Silence the ringer temporarily.
• Press repeatedly to add or
remove 1 in front of the call
log entry before dialing or
saving it to the directory.
• Delete a message or
announcement during message
or announcement playback.
TONE
• Cancel an operation, back up
to the previous menu, or exit
the menu display while using
menus.
OFF/CANCEL
• Switch to tone dialing
temporarily during a call if you
have pulse service.
• Press and hold to return to idle
mode.
• Toggle the name order when
saving a caller ID log entry into
directory.
• Hang up a call.
• Press and hold to erase all the
Missed calls or Download fail
messages.
/SPEAKER
• Make or answer a home or cell
call using the speakerphone.
Battery installation
Install the battery as shown below. Charge your handset(s) before initial use.
The battery is fully charged after 16 hours of continuous charging.
Step 1
Plug the battery connector
securely into the socket
inside the handset battery
compartment. Insert the
supplied battery with the
label THIS SIDE UP facing
up as indicated.
Step 2
Align the cover flat
against the battery
compartment, then
slide it upwards until it
clicks into place.
• Silence the ringer temporarily.
• Switch between the
speakerphone and the handset.
CID /VOLUME
• Scroll down in menus.
REDIAL/PAUSE
• Decrease listening volume
when on a call or message
playback.
• Press repeatedly to view the
last 10 numbers dialed.
• Press and hold to insert a
dialing pause while entering
numbers.
• Show caller ID history.
• Move the cursor to the right
while entering names or
numbers in the directory.
EQ
• During an outside call,
intercom call, message or
announcement playback, press
to change the quality of the
audio to best suit your hearing.
# (pound key)
• Press repeatedly to display
other dialing options when
reviewing a caller ID history
entry.
• Press repeatedly to view the last 10
numbers dialed.
• While reviewing a caller ID history entry,
press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in
front of the telephone number before
dialing or saving it in a directory.
• While entering numbers, press and
hold to insert a dialing pause.
PTT
/HANDSET LOCATOR
• Press and hold to
begin a one-togroup broadcast
when the handset is
not in use.
• Press and hold to begin
handset deregistration.
TONE
• Switch to tone
dialing temporarily
during a call if you
have pulse service.
VOLUME
• Adjust the volume during message
playback.
• Adjust the volume during a call.
• Adjust the telephone base ringer
volume for all lines when in idle
mode.
/REPEAT
• Press to repeat a
message or press twice
to play the previous
message.
/PLAY/STOP
• Press to start or stop
message playback.
MUTE
• Mute the microphone
during a call.
• Silence the ringer
temporarily.
HEADSET
DELETE/X
• Press to delete the message currently
playing.
• Press twice to delete all previously
reviewed messages.
• While entering names or numbers, press
to delete a digit or a character.
• While reviewing the redial list, directory
or caller ID history, press to delete an
individual entry.
/SKIP
• Press to skip to the next message.
/ANS ON
• Press to turn the answering system on or
off.
HOME (Speakerphone)
• Transfer a call from
the telephone base to
a connected Bluetooth
headset.
• Press to make or answer a home call.
• Press to use a connected
Bluetooth headset.
• Answer a call waiting call during a call.
• Press to end a call
while you are using the
Bluetooth headset.
CELLULAR
• Make or answer a cell call.
DIR
• Press to scroll up while in a menu.
• Press to show directory entries when the
telephone is not in use.
• While entering names or numbers, press
to move the cursor to the right.
CID
PUSH TO TALK
• Press to display the PTT menu to begin a
PTT call.
• Press to scroll down
while in a menu.
• Press to review the
caller ID log.
DEVICE 1/DEVICE 2
lights
• While entering names or
numbers, press to move
the cursor to the left.
• On when the telephone
base is paired and
connected with a
Bluetooth device.
Softkeys (2)
• Press to select the menu item displayed
above the key.
The following are a few examples of common features to set before using the
telephone. Refer to the Handset and telephone base settings and Answering
system settings in the user’s manual for detailed instructions on setting all
telephone features.
Set date/time
Set the date/time before using the answering system.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Set date/time -> SELECT.
2. Enter the month, day and year using the dialing keys -> SET.
3. Enter the hour and minute using the dialing keys.
4. q or p to choose AM or PM -> SET.
Record your own announcement
Your outgoing announcement plays when calls are answered by the answering
system. You can use the preset announcement to answer calls, or replace it
with your own recorded announcement.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Answering sys -> SELECT.
2. SELECT to select Announcement -> RECORD.
3. Facing the handset or telephone base, record your announcement and press
STOP to end recording.
Number of rings
You can set the answering system to answer an incoming call after 2, 3, 4, 5
or 6 rings, or toll saver. If you choose toll saver, the answering system answers
a call after two rings if you have new messages, or after four rings when there
are no new messages.
If you want the built-in answering system instead of the voicemail to answer a
call, you should set the answering system to answer a call at least two rings
before the voicemail is set to answer. Contact your telephone service provider
for information on your voicemail settings.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Answering sys -> SELECT.
2. q or p -> Ans sys setup -> SELECT.
3. q or p -> # of rings -> SELECT.
4. q or p -> choose among 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or Toll saver -> SET.
Ringer volume
FLASH
• Answer a call waiting call during a cell
call.
• Press and hold to erase the
displayed messages.
• Press and hold to begin a one-to-group
broadcast when the handset is not in use.
Use only the supplied rechargeable battery or replacement battery (model BT166342).
• Display the PTT
menu to begin
a PTT call.
• Press the button
to page all system
handsets.
• While in a menu, press to exit
without making changes or press and
hold to return to idle mode.
Step 3
Charge the handset by placing it face forward in
the telephone base or charger. The CHARGE light
on the top of the handset is on during charging.
We recommend you program your telephone system before use.
1
CANCEL
CHARGE light
Initial settings
REDIAL/PAUSE
• Move the cursor to the left
while entering names or
numbers.
• On when the handset is
charging.
• Make or answer a home call.
Route the power adapter
cord through this slot.
Quick reference guide - telephone base
You can set the ringer volume level to one of the six levels or turn the
ringer off.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Ringers -> SELECT.
2. SELECT to select Ringer volume.
3. q or p -> All lines, Home, Cell-D1 or Cell-D2 -> SELECT.
4. q or p to choose the desired level -> SET.
Telephone operation (continued)
Bluetooth setup
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The following are a few common Bluetooth features to set. Refer to the Bluetooth
setup section in the user’s manual provided in the package for more details.
On-hook dialing
(predialing)
When you pair a Bluetooth cell phone or Bluetooth headset to the telephone base,
keep the device within 15 feet of the telephone base for optimal performance.
Add a cell phone
To pair and connect a cell phone using the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Bluetooth -> SELECT.
2. SELECT to select Add device.
3. q or p -> Add cellular -> SELECT.
4. Disconnect the cell phone from any Bluetooth device -> NEXT.
5. Place the cell phone next to the telephone base.
6. NEXT to turn on the telephone base discoverable mode.
7. Turn on the Bluetooth feature of your cell phone and search for or add new
advices.
8. Enter the cell phone passcode (typically 0000) if required -> SET.
9. Enter the PIN (default PIN: 0000) of the telephone base into your cell phone.
Answering a call
Ending a call
Operation
Making a call
To make a home call
Using a cordless handset:
Press HOME or /SPEAKER -> Enter the telephone
number.
Using the telephone base:
Press HOME -> Enter the telephone number.
To make a cell call
Using a handset or the telephone base:
Press CELLULAR -> Enter the telephone number -> DIAL .
CELLULAR on the
During a call, press /SPEAKER to switch between
handsfree speakerphone and normal handset use.
Redial
To dial a redial entry using the home line
Using a cordless handset:
Press REDIAL repeatedly to select the desired entry
-> HOME or /SPEAKER to call.
Using the telephone base:
Press REDIAL repeatedly to select the desired entry
-> HOME to call.
To dial a redial entry using the cell line
Press REDIAL repeatedly to select the desired entry
-> CELLULAR on the handset or telephone base to call.
Steps
Volume control
Press VOLUMEq to decrease or press VOLUMEp to
increase the listening volume during a call.
Call waiting
On home line
Press FLASH on the handset or on the telephone base to
put current call on hold and to take the new call; press
again to switch back and forth between calls.
(Requires subscription
from telephone
service provider)
When a handset or the telephone base is in idle mode and has new or missed
calls, its screen shows XX Missed calls.
You can erase the missed call indicator either by reviewing the call log one by
one, or by pressing and holding CANCEL on the handset or the telephone base
in idle mode.
Review and dial a number in the call log
Caller ID announce
Handset
speakerphone
Telephone operation
Missed call indicator
CELLULAR on the handset or the telephone base to dial with the cell
line.
To end a home call
Using a cordless handset:
Press
OFF or return the handset to the telephone base
or charger.
Using the telephone base:
Press HOME.
To end a cell call
Press
OFF on a cordless handset or
telephone base.
Before downloading a directory, make sure the cell phone is paired, active, and
connected to your TL96151/TL96271/TL96371/TL96451/TL96471.
Answering system (continued)
This product supports caller ID services offered by most telephone service providers.
The telephone stores caller ID information of the last 50 incoming calls in the
telephone base. This information is common to all devices.
1. CID in idle mode -> q or p to select the desired line -> REVIEW.
2. q or p to scroll through the list.
3. HOME or /SPEAKER on the handset or HOME on the telephone base
to dial with the home line.
-OR-
To answer a home call
Using a cordless handset:
Press HOME or /SPEAKER.
Using the telephone base:
Press HEADSET or HOME.
To answer a cell call
Using a handset or the telephone base:
Press CELLULAR.
Download directory
To download a cell phone directory using the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Bluetooth -> SELECT.
2. q or p -> Download dir -> SELECT.
3. q or p to select the desired device if necessary -> SELECT.
4. q or p -> Phone memory, SIM card only or Phone and SIM -> SELECT.
5. Enter the cell phone passcode if necessary, then press SET.
6. Press OK to return to the Bluetooth menu when the download is complete.
To predial a home call
Using a cordless handset:
Enter the telephone number -> Press HOME or
/SPEAKER to call.
Using the telephone base:
Enter the telephone number -> Press HEADSET or
HOME to call.
To predial a cell call
Using a handset or the telephone base:
Enter the telephone number -> Press CELLULAR to call.
Add a headset
To pair and connect a headset using the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Bluetooth -> SELECT.
2. SELECT to select Add device.
3. q or p -> Add headset -> SELECT.
4. Disconnect your headset from any Bluetooth device -> NEXT.
5. Set your headset to discoverable mode -> NEXT.
6. q or p to choose your headset -> SELECT.
7. Enter the PIN (typically 0000) of your headset and press NEXT.
Caller ID
On cell line
Using a handset
Press CELLULAR to put current call on hold and to take
the new call; press again to switch back and forth between
calls.
Using the telephone base
Press SWAP to switch. To switch back, press OPTION
-> q or p to highlight Swap -> SELECT.
When this feature is on and you have an incoming call, the handset and/or
base speaks “Call from...” and the name of the caller based on the directory
or caller ID information. You can turn this feature off for the base or each
individual handset.
1. MENU -> q or p -> Settings -> SELECT.
2. q or p -> Caller ID Annc -> SELECT.
If you are using a handset, q or p to choose Handset or Base -> SELECT.
3. q or p -> choose On or Off -> SET.
Directory
The home directory can store up to 200 entries, which are shared by all system
devices.
Operation
Adding an entry
in the home
directory
Steps
1. MENU -> q or p -> Directory -> SELECT.
3. OPTION to select Home.
4. SELECT to select Add contact.
5. Enter a telephone number up to 30 digits -> NEXT.
6. q or p to select Home, Cell, Work or Other -> NEXT.
7. Enter a name up to 15 characters -> SAVE.
Searching/dialing 1. DIR in idle mode -> q or p to select the desired line ->
an entry
REVIEW.
2. Press q or p to browse through the directory, or press
the dialing keys (0-9) to start a name search.
3. Press HOME or /SPEAKER on a handset to call using
the home line.
-ORPress HOME on the telephone base to call using the
home line.
-ORPress CELLULAR on the handset or on the telephone
base to call using the cell line.
Answering system
About answering system and voicemail
Your telephone has separate indicators for two different types of voice messages:
those left on the built-in answering system and those left at your telephone
service provider’s voicemail. To listen to messages recorded on the built-in
answering system, refer to the Message playback section on the following
page; to listen to voicemail, contact your telephone service provider for more
information.
Turn answering system on/off
The answering system must be turned on to answer and record messages.
Using the telephone base:
• Press /ANS ON to turn the answering system on or off. If the answering
system is turned on, it announces, “Calls will be answered.” If the answering
system is turned off, it announces, “Calls will not be answered.”
Message alert tone
When this feature is on, and there is at least one new message, the telephone
base beeps every 10 seconds.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Answering sys -> SELECT.
2. q or p -> Ans sys setup -> SELECT.
3. q or p -> Msg alert tone -> SELECT.
4. q or p -> choose On or Off -> SET.
Call screening
Use this feature to choose whether incoming messages can be heard over at
telephone base when they are being recorded. If you turn call screening on, you
hear the incoming message at the telephone base. While monitoring an incoming
message, you can answer the call by pressing HOME or /SPEAKER on the
handset, or HOME on the telephone base.
Using a cordless handset or the telephone base:
1. MENU -> q or p -> Answering sys -> SELECT.
2. q or p -> Ans sys setup -> SELECT.
3. SELECT to select Call screening.
4. q or p -> choose On or Off -> SET.
Message playback
Using the telephone base:
Press
/PLAY when the telephone base is in idle mode.
Using a handset:
1. MENU.
2. SELECT to select Play messages.
Options during playback
Feature
On the telephone base
On a handset
Press qVOLUME or
pVOLUME
Adjust playback volume
Press q/VOLUME/p
Stop playback
Press
Skip to the next message
Press
/SKIP
Press SKIP
Repeat the message
Press
/REPEAT
Press REPEAT
Play the previous message
Press
/REPEAT twice
Press REPEAT twice
Delete the message
Press DELETE/X
/STOP
Press
OFF
Press DELETE
For more detailed instructions, please refer to the TL96151/TL96271/TL96371/
TL96451/TL96471� DECT 6.0 cordless telephone/answering system with
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology user’s manual provided in your package, or
see the online user’s manual at www.telephones.att.com/manuals.
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1 (866) 288-4268.
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