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I DlGlTAL900MHz

CORDLESS PHONE

With Integrated Telephone

Answering Device

MODEL VTECH 9001'

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VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

Distributed in the U.S.A. by VTECH Communications, 8770 SW Nimbus Avenue /

Beaverton, Oregon, 97008

Distributed in Canada by VTECH Electronics Canada Ltd., 200-7671Alderbridge Way,

Richmond. B.C.

Copyright 1996 for VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

VTECH COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

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INTRODUCTION..............................

2

Parts Check List:.............................

3

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...4

HANDSET BATTERIES...................

6

Charging the Handset Batteries......

6

Replacing The Handset Batteries...

7

GETTING STARTED........................

8

Setting Up Your VTech 900i...........

8

WALL MOUNTING...........................

10

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE..........

11

INITIAL POWER-UP......................

11

VTech 900i Cordless Telephone...

11

VTech 900i Integrated Telephone

 

Answering Device (ITAD)..............

12

CORDLESS PHONE OPERATION...13

Making Calls...................................

13

Disconnecting..................................

13

To Put A Call On Hold..................

13

The Mute Feature...........................

13

Changing Channels........................

14

Temporary Tone.............................

14

Programming the Ringer Type......

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Turning Off The Ringer..................

15

Checking the Ringer.......................

15

Memory Dialing..............................

15

To Store a Number into Memory..l5

To Dial a Number From Memory..l6

To Changeor ReplaceaStoredNumber.16

Storing Pauses in Memory............

16

Using Redial...................................

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Storinga RedialNumberin Memory Dial.I 7

The Page Feature..........................

17

Tone Definitions.............................

17

INTEGRATED TELEPHONE ANSWERING

DEVICE

(ITAD) OPERATION................

18

LCD DISPLAY................................

18

LCD Display Icons..........................

18

LCD Display Digits.........................

19

BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS......

19

Main Function Keys........................

19

Message Playback Keys...............

22

INITIAL

SET-UP............................

23

Ring Type

Programmi...................

23

Security Code Programming..........

23

Time and

Day Setup...................

24

Mailbox

Programming..................

24

Selecting the

Announcement........

25

Recording the

Announcement......

25

Leaving

a

Message.....................

26

Recording

a

Memo......................

26

Listening to Messages...................

27

REMOTE OPERATION OF ITAD......

29

ACTIVATING REMOTEOPERATION..29

To activate remote operation from your

cordless

handset...........................

29

To activate remote operation from a

different

telephone line.................

29

VOICE

PROMPTS........................

30

Listening to Messages.................

31

Changing

the

Announcement......

31

Recording

a

Memo....................

31

REMOTE COMMANDS................

32

MAINTENANCE...............................

35

OUT OF RANGE INDICATION.......

36

IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY..............

37

WARRANTY STATEMENT..............

39

FCC AND IC REGULATIONS........

40

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.....

43

Congratulations! You have purchased one of the most sophisticated cordless telephones on the market! The VTech 900i has been designed to offer a new standard in cordless telephone technology.

Unlike most other cordless phones, the VTech 900idigitizes your voice to give the minimum amount of noise. In most conditions you will not be able to tell you are using a cordless phone. Gone are the annoyances of static, interferenceand havingto listento other people'sconversationsonyour cordless phone.

The VTech 900i scrambles your voice before it transmits it. This allows you the security of knowing that no one can tune in and eavesdrop on your conversations. The phone will also alert you when you are "Out of Range" even when you're not using the phone! In this way you will not miss an incomingcall just because you were not close enough to the base unit.

Cordless Telephone Features: 10 Number Speed Dial Memory10 Channels of Operation

Automatic Channel Selection

65,000 security code combinations Page

HOLD, REDIAL, MUTE and FLASH features

Programmable Ringer Types

Digital Volume AdjustTemporary Tone Dialing

The VTech 900i base unit includes an Integrated Telephone Answering Device (ITAD). It uses digital memory to record messages, eliminating the need for cassette tapes.

You can access your messages from the base unit, the handset or from a remote location.

ITAD Features:

30 or 15 minutes standard record time option

Base LCD display for ease and clarity of operation.

Time and day stamp for incoming messages.

Digital message counter indicates numberof messages received.

Auto disconnect stops ITAD from answering call when an extension is picked up.

Skip messages, scan forwards or backwards through your messages instantly.

Selective message delete allows you to keep important messages.

Message length control; stops recordingafter 5 seconds of silence in recorded message.

Memory backup to protect against power failure.

Ringpick-upselection;unit can be set topick-upand record messages after2 rings, 4 rings or play announcement only with no message recorded.

Toll saver for remote operation.

Memo record capability.

Programmable security code for remote operation.

Volume control with 4 levels for the ITAD speaker.

04 i n d i v i d u a l m a i l b o x e s fo r personalized message storage and retrieval.

This manual is designed to familiarize you with the VTech 900i. To get the most use out of yourVTech 900i,we strongly recommend you read the manual before using your phone.

Parts Check List:

1.Handset

2.Base unit and AC adapter

3.Telephone line cord

4.Molded Battery pack

5.Wall mounting screws and caps

6.Wall mounting bracket

BASE UNIT

HANDSET

and

AC ADAPTER

TELEPHONE

LINE CORD

MOULDED

WALL MOUNTING

WALL MOUNTING

BAlTERY PACK

SCREWS and CAPS

BRACKET

When usingyourtelephoneequipment, basicsafetyprecautionsshouldalways be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, includingthe following:

1.Read and understand all instructions.

2.Followallwarnings and instructions marked on the product.

3.Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquidcleaners or aerosolcleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

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 andthe backor bottomare 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 ina built-ininstallationwhereproper 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 powersupply to your home,consult your dealeror localpowercompany.

8.Do not allow anythingto 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.

10.To reducethe risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to a qualifiedserviceman when someserviceor repairwork is required. Opening or removing cabinet parts other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause electric shock when the appliance is subsequently used. In addition, attempting to service the unit yourself may void your warranty.

11.Do not overload wall outlets and extensioncordsas this can result in the risk of fire or electric shock.

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12.Unplug this product from the wall outletand referservicingtoqualified service personnel under the following conditions:

A.When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

6.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 requireextensivework by a qualifiedtechnician to restorethe product to normal operation.

E.If the product has been dropped andthecabinet hasbeendamaged.

F.If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

13.Avoid usinga telephone(otherthan a cordlesstype) duringan 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.

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Charging the Handset Batteries

The handset of your VTech 900i cordless telephone is powered by rechargeable batteries. They charge automaticallywhenever the handset is in the base. You should charge the batteriesfor 24 hours when you first receive your phone. You'llknow the batteries need charging when:

The phonebeepswhen you pressthe

PHONE key.

-TheLOW BAT IMUTE LED is flashing.

The handsetseems completelydead and does not beep when you press the keys.

To ChargeThe Batteries

Placethe handsetinthe base unit. The CHARGE indicator will light to show the handset is seated properly and the batteries are charging. TheCHARGE indicatorwill flash if the handsetbattery is not charged enough for the handset to operate. Once the battery reaches the minimum level needed to operate, theCHARGE indicator will illuminate steadily and the batterywill continueto charge up to its full potential.

It is recommended that the battery be charged for 24 hours. You can use your telephone before that with diminished capacity, but it is best to let them charge fully. To maximize the charge capacity of the NiCad battery pack, recharge the battery for several cycles. Once you have properly conditioned the rechargeable battery, the maximum battery life should be6 hoursof continuoustalk time or5days of standby.

IIT IS IMPOSSIBLE TOOVER-I

CHARGE THE BATTERIES

If the Batteries Don'tRecharge

The battery pack can be recharged manytimes, but if you get a low-batterysignal even after24 hoursof charging, the battery pack should be replaced.

Optional Accessory Battery and Charger

Your 900i uses a molded battery pack which may needto be replacedat some point in the future. VTech offers an accessory battery, as well as a battery and charger (model# TBC-900)which is compatible with your 900i. Please contact your local VTech dealer, or call VTech directly.

To purchasereplacementbatterypacks and other accessories:

In the US call:

VTECH Communications at

1-800-624-5688

In Canada call:

VTECH Electronics at

Replacing The Handset Batteries

1.Remove the old molded batterv pack by pressing on the battery releasebuttonand slide the battery downward.

DOWNWARD

2.Discardthe old battery pack. Don't

put the old battery pack in a trash compactor or a fire - it could burst.

3.Slide the new molded battery pack on its track, until it is firmly in place.

4.The new molded batterypack must be charged before using your telephone. Place the handset in the cradle of the base unit to allow it to charge for 24 hours.

PUT BATTERY PACK

SLIDE FORWARD

CAUTION:

To Reduce the Risk of Fire or Injury to Persons, Read and Follow the Instructions

1.UseonlyVtech battery,partnumber: 80-4016-00-00.

2.Do not open or mutilatethe battery. Released electrolyte is corrosive and maycausedamage to the eyes or skin. Itmaybetoxic if swallowed.

3.Exercisecare in handling batteries in order not to short the batterywith conductingmaterialssuchas rings, bracelets,and keys. The batteryor conductormay overheat and cause burns.

4.Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The cell may explode.

IMPORTANT: Do not dispose of this battery into household garbage. For information on recyclingor proper disposal, consultyour local solid waste

Setting Up Your VTech 900i

1.Choose an area near an electrical outlet and a telephone wall jack.

AC

TELEPHONE

ELECTRICAL

WALL

OUTLET

JACK

2.Install optional 9V back-upbattery in compartment located on underside of900i base unit. This batteryretainsmemory inthe event of a power outage. VTech recommendsthe use of an alkaline battery.

3.Connect the telephone line cord. Insertone end of the telephone line cord into the jack at the rear of the base unit. Plugthe other end into a telephone wall jack. Make sure the plugs snap securely into place.

4.Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet. The ONlOFF LED will flash during initialization for about20seconds. After initialization of the ITAD, the LCD clock display will flash until it is set.

NOTE: Connect power to the base unit beforeplacingthehandsetinthe cradle.

4.Set the TONUPULSE switch on the base unit. If you have touch tone serviceon your phone line,set the switch toTONE. If you have rotary service, set the switch to

PULSE.

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5.Fill in the telephone number card on the base unit.

6.CHARGE THE HANDSET BATTERIES BEFORE USE.

The batteries recharge automaticallywheneverthehandset is in the base unit cradle. The batteries must be charged for 24 hours before using your phone for the first time. TheCHARGE LED will flash until the handset is laced inthe base cradle andthe batteries are charged.

7.CHECK FOR A DIAL TONE.

Afterthe batteriesarecharged, pick up the handset and press the PHONEkey. ThePHONEindicator should light up, and you should hear a dial tone. If not, seeIN

CASE OF DIFFICULTY.

CAUTION:

1.Neverinstalltelephonewiringduring a lightning storm.

2.Neverinstalltelephonejacks inwet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

3.Nevertouch uninsulatedtelephone wires or terminals unless the

telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

4.Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

CHECK

FOR A

DlAL TONE

Wall InstallationUsingMountingScrews

Provided

Tools You Will Need:

A hammer, a nail, a pencilor ball-pointpen, a Phillips head(+) screwdriver, and the Wall Mounting Template included in the back of this booklet.

1.Choose a spot near an electrical outlet and a telephone jack.

Your phone requires a modular telephone jack and a standard electrical outlet (120v AC). The power cord is six feet long; make sure there is an electrical outlet within reachof the base. The outlet should not be controlled by a wall switch. If the switch is ever turned off, the phone will not operate.

2.Choose and mark the mounting position.

The mountingscrewsshould screw into a wooden stud within the wall - they will not hold securely in wallboard alone. Locateawall stud inthe areawhere you wantto install your telephone. Use the Wall MountingTemplate and a pencilto mark the screw positions on the wall over the stud. Put the template aside.

3.Install the mounting sleeves and screws.

Start the screw holes by lightly tapping a nail into the marks you made on the wall. Removethe nail fromthewall. Nowslipthe mounting

sleeves onto the screws as shown, with the smaller end of the sleeve toward the screw head. lnsert the screws into the holes you started. Tighten the screws until the large end of the mounting sleeve is flat against the wall.

4.Position the wall mount adapter on the base.

Line up the tabs on the wall mount adapterwiththe holesonthe bottom of the base. Snap the wall mount adapter firmly in place.

5.Mount the base on the wall.

Position the base so the mounting studs will fit into the holes on the bottom of the base. Position the powercordto extend downthe wall the phone is to be mounted on. Slide the base down on the mounting studs until it locks into place.

6.Connect the telephone cord.

The telephone line cord has a snap-inplug at each end. lnsert one of the plugs into the jack on the bottomof the base. lnsertthe other end of the plug into the wall jack.

7.Plugthe AC adapter onthe power cord into an electrical outlet.

8.Set the dial mode switch on the base unit.

If you have touch tone service on your phone line, set the switch to TONE. If you have rotary service, set the switch to PULSE.

Here'sa brief guide to the features and functions of your VTech 900icordless telephone and Integrated Telephone Answering Device (ITAD):

INITIAL POWER-UP

Connect telephone line cord to base unit and telephone jack.

Plug AC adapter into a standard electrical outlet. TheONIOFF LED will flash during initializationand the LCD clock display will flash on completion (approx. 20 seconds).

Set Dial Mode switch toPULSE or

TONE.

*The CHARGE LED will flash until handset is placed in base and the batteries are charged (charge batteries24 hours before first use).

VTech 900i Cordless Telephone

MAKING CALLS

PressPHONE key on the handset. When thePHONEindicator lightsand you hear a dial tone, dial the number.

ANSWERING CALLS

If the handset is in the base unit cradle, just pick up the handset.

If the handset is away from the base unit,press any key otherthanOFF on the handset.

HANGING UP

PresstheOFF key on the handset, or placethe handset in the base cradle.

MEMORY DIALING

Numbers can be stored in memory using the handset unit.

To store a number in memory: PressPRG.

Enter the memory location (0..9).

Enter the phone number you wish to store (up to 16 digits).

PressMEM. The phone number is now stored.

To dial a number from memory using the handset unit:

PressPHONE.

PressMEM and the number key you assigned(0..9).

USING REDIAL

*Press PHONE, thenREDIAL to automatically redial the last number you dialed.

HOLD

When usingthe handsetpressHOLD to put a call on hold.

To return to the call, press PHONE.

CHANGING CHANNELS

Ifyouexperiencenoiseor interference during a conversation, pressCHAN to switch to a clear channel.

FLASH

You canuseyour VTech900icordless telephone with services such as Call Waiting and Call Forwarding. Instead of pressing theswitch-hook,pressFLASH on the handset.

PAGE

From the base unit, pressPAGE to signal the person at the handset.

MUTE

When usingthe handset, pressMUTE to temporarilyturn off the microphone. To returntotwo-wayoperation, pressMUTE again.

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VOLUME CONTROLS

The handset has digital volume controls.

The volume controls for the handset are located on the side of the unit. Pressthe&l(up) orv (down) keys to increase or decrease the volume.

VTech 900i Integrated Telephone

Answering Device (ITAD)

SETTING THE RING TYPE

Press and holdSETUP until you hear a beep.

UseREPEATandSKlPkeystoselect ring type (2, 4 or toll saver).

PressSTOP to exit.

SETTING THE SECURITY CODE

Press and holdSETUP untilyou hear a beep.

PressSETUP again briefly.

UseREPEATandSKlP keysto select security code(0-99).

PressSTOP.

SElTlNG THE CLOCK

Pressand holdSETUP until you hear a beep.

PressSETUP briefly 2 times.

UseREPEATandSKlPkeystoselect the correct day.

Each press ofSETUP allows you to skipto the nextstep, inthe order: day, hour, minute.

PressSTOP once clock is set.

SETTING THE MAILBOXES

Pressand holdSETUP untilyou hear a beep.

*Press SETUP 5 times until the MAILBOX icon is illuminated.

UseREPEAT andSKIP keys until you'vereached the desired mailbox selection.

PressSTOP.

RECORDINGTHEANNOUNCEMENT

PressANNC until you've reached the desired Announcement(1 or 2).

Press and holdANNC until you hear a beep.

Record your Announcement.PressANNC orSTOP.

LISTENING TO MESSAGES

PressMAILBOX key untilthe desired mailbox appears on the display.

PressPLAY.

REPEAT andSKIP keys can be used to scanforwardsor backwardsthrough messages.

PressSTOP to exit.

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Making Calls

Pick upthe handsetandpress PHONE. When you hear a dial tone, dial the number. The indicator forIN USE (on the base unit) andPHONE (on the handset) will light.

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If you make a mistake when dialing, press OFF to hang up, then press

PHONE to get the dial tone again.

You must always press PHONEbefore you can dial a call on the handset.

Disconnecting

To end a call, either place the handset back in the base, or press OFF on the handset.

To Put A Call On Hold

While using the handset,you can put a call on hold by pressing HOLD. ThePHONE indicator on the handset will blink to show that a call is on hold.

TO PUT A CALL

ON HOLD,

PRESS

HOLD

To return to the call, press PHONE.

If a call is on HOLD using theVTech 9OOiandyou pick up another phone on the same line,theVTech900iwill take itselfoffHOLDandturnOFF. Therefore, you do not have to go back to turn the phoneOFF if you go to another extension. It is done automatically.

The Mute Feature

When you press MUTEwhile using the handset,youcanhearthecaller'svoice, butthey can'thearyou. Usethisfeature to speaktosomeoneinthe roomwithout your caller hearing. While the call is muted, theMUTULO BATT Indicator will be lit. To go back to thetwo-wayconversation, pressMUTE again.

PRESS MUTE

IF YOU WANT

TO MUTE THE

HANDSET

Changing Channels

In the unlikely event you notice interference when using your handset, press CHAN to switch to a clear channel. Using this key to change channels is only available when you are on acall. When the call is onHOLD or if you are inSTANDBY mode, theCHAN key is inactive.

PRESS CHAN

IF YOU HEARD

NOISE IN A

CONVERSATION

Temporary,Tone

Ifyou haverotary(dial-pulse)telephoneservice,(TONUPULSE switch is set toPULSE),thisfeatureallowsyoutoenter special codes and tones to operate answering machines, use electronic bankingservices,callingcards, or other special services.

First, dial the call normally. Then activate the Temporary Tone feature by pressingTONE (thekey). You can then pressthe numbersorsymbolsyou need, and your phone will send the proper signals.

TEMPORARY TONE

OPERATION

1.DlAL YOUR CALL

eg. @ @ ......

2.PRESS @

3.PRESS THE NUMBERS or SYMBOLS YOU NEED

To endthe call, press OFF or place the handset back in the base. The phone will automaticallygo backto rotary(dialpulse) service.

If you havetouch-toneservice,(TONE1 PULSE switch set toTONE),just enter the codes normally. Thisfeature isonly for rotary service telephone lines.

Programming the Ringer Type

The handset ringer is capable of four different types of ringing tones. The following sections detail howto change the different tones and to turn off the ringer on the handset.

To program,the handset must be OFF.

To select a different ringer type do the following:

PressPR G

Press the# key.

*Press a key 1..4 to select a ringer type.

PressOFF to exit.

PROGRAMMING THE

RINGER TYPE

1.PRESS

2.PRESS

3.SELECT RINGER TYPE

@@

4. PRESS TO EXIT

Turning Off The Ringer

To turn off the ringer on the handset, do the following:

PressPRG

Press the # key

Press5 to turn off the ringer

PressOFF to exit

To turn ringer on again, see

Programmingthe Ringer Type.

TURNING OFF

THE RINGER

4. PRESS

TO EXlT

Checking the Ringer

To check the ringer which is currently programmed, do the following:

PressPRG

Press the # key

Press0

PressOFF to exit

The phone will ring once to show the ringer selected.

CHECKING THE

RINGER TYPE

1.PRESS

2. PRESS

3.PRESS @

4. PRESS

TO EXlT

Memory Dialing

The VTech 900i can store up to10 different phone numbers that you can dial just by pressingMEM and one of the number keys.

To Store a Number into Memory

The handset must be OFF.

1.Press PRG

2.Press the number of the memory location you wish to store the number in (0..9).

3.Usingthe dial pad, dial the number you want to store. The numbercan be up to 16 digits long.

4.PressMEM. Thatassignsthephone number to the key you selected.

STORE NUMBER

INTO MEMORY

THE HANDSET MUST BE OFF

2.PRESS @..... @

3.DlAL YOUR NUMBER

.........

If you hear a long buzzing tone, press OFF, thenPRG,and store the number again. Followthestepsfor eachnumber you want to store. Assign each phone number to a different key(0..9).

To Dial a Number From Memory

1.Press PHONE to get the dial tone.

2.Press MEM and the number key

DIALING FROM

MEMORY

3. PRESS A MEMORY LOCATION

For example, to dial the number you assigned to key '8',you would press

PHONE, MEM, 8.

To Change or, Replace a Stored

Number . .

To change or replace a stored number simply enterthe new numberand store it in the memory location you wish to change.

Storing Pauses in Memory

To insert a pause in a phone number, press HOLD at the appropriate point when storing the number. This inserts a1.5second pause. Forlongerpauses, pressHOLD two or more times. Each press makes the pause1.5 seconds longer and is treated as a stored digit.

If your phone is connected to a PBX you can store the PBX access number and a pause before the phone number. For example, to store

9-PAUSE-555-1234in memory location 8, do the following:

1.Press PRG

2.Press 8

3.Press 9

4.Press HOLD

5.Dial 555-1234

6.Press MEM

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STORING PAUSES

i!T!E%fgLSE-555-1236,FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE

1.PRESS a

2.PRESS @

3.PRESS @

4.PRESS a

5. DIAL a...... @

Using Redial

To REDIALthe last numberyou dialed out, pressPHONE then pressREDIAL. The phone will automatically dial out the number.

TO REDIAL

LAST NUMBER

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Storing a Redial Number in Memory Dial

To store the last number you dialed as a regular Speed Dial number, press

PRG, a number key(0..9), REDIAL,

MEM.

STORE A REDIAL

NUMBER INTO

MEMORY

The Page Feature

From the base unit, press PAGE to signal the person at the handset. To end the page at the base, pressPAGE again. To endthe page at the handset, pressOFF.

This feature is also useful if you have misplacedthe handset. To locate the handsetpress PAGE at the base. This starts a paging tone at the handset. When it is located, cancel the paging tone by pressingOFF on the handset.

Tone Definitions

A long warbling tone signals an incoming call. This tone is

programmable. See Programming

The Ringer Type.

A long series of beeps signals a page.

A short buzz when you press PHONE signals the batteries need charging.

A short beepsignalsthat you are either out of range, or that a call is on HOLD.

A long buzzingtone signifies an invalid key operation.

LCD DISPLAY

LCD Display Icons

MAILBOX

The MAILBOX icon and the Mailbox Number icons remain on steadily if the ITAD isset-upfor1 or more mailboxes. Otherwisethey remainoff for zero mailboxes. SeeMailbox programming.

The Mailbox Number icons flash (in conjunction with MESG'S icon) to indicate new messages designated for specificmailboxes. Newmessages for the Generic mailbox do not cause the MAILBOXicons to flash.

MESG'S

MESGIS(the Messagesicon) flashes to indicate new messages and/or memos.

MESG'S willalways flash if a new message/memo is present, independent of the current mailbox selection.

MESG'Sremains on steadily if there are messages in memory, but no new messages.

REC

REC (the Record icon) flashes when either of the two outgoing announcements(Announcement1or 2), or a memo is being recorded.

MEMO

The MEMO icon remains on steadily during memo playback.MEMOalsoremainsonsteadilyduring recording of a memo.

ANNC

The Announcement icon, ANNC, illuminatessteadily inconjunctionwith one of the Announcement Number icons (1,2 orOGM) to indicate which outgoing announcement has been selected.

ANNC and the corresponding Announcement Number icon also illuminate steadily when the announcement is being recorded.

DAY

The Day icons(SUN-SAT)indicates thecurrent day bysteadily illuminating the correspondingday icon when the ITADis not in use. If the clock has not been set the SUNday icon will flash.

The Dayicon also indicatesthe day a message/memo was recorded by steadilyilluminatingthecorresponding day icon for the duration of the message/memo playback.

Allof the Dayiconsflashwhen memory is full.

BATTERY

The Battery icon will flash when theback-upbattery is in need of replacement.

This will only function when power is applied to the unit; it will not function when theback-upbattery is in use.

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LCD Display Digits

CLOCWTIME STAMP DISPLAY

Thefourdigits onthe leftofthe display, including the colon and the amlpm icons,displaycurrenttimeof daywhen the ITAD is not in use.

If the clock has not been set it will remain flashing until it is properly set (SeeTime and Day Setup).

Duringmessage/memoplayback,the clock will steadily display the time stamp for that message/memo.

Duringthe recordingof either memos oroutgoingannouncements,the clock will display the elapsed time in minutes:seconds.

MESSAGE COUNTER

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The two digits on the right hand side of the display form the message counter. They displaythetotalnumber of messages (old and new) in the current mailbox selection (thedefault selection is All Mailboxes).

In the Volume Setting mode, the messagecounterwill display an 'L'in the first digit, followed by a1,2,3,or4 in the second digit corresponding to the current volume level setting.

BASE KEYPAD FUNCTIONS

lTAD

FUNCTIONS ON 1 OFF

Main Function Keys

ONIOFF

This key is used to turnON andOFF the ITAD. While intheOFF state, the cordless phone will still operate normally.

When the ITAD isON,the power LED besidetheONIOFFkey isilluminated.

Regardlessof whether the ITADis on or off, the message counter, and current timelday are still displayed.

*When OFF, the ITAD can be reactivatedremotelyby 10successive rings on an incoming call.

The ITAD is activated whenever the cordless handset is used to access the 900i by pressingPHONE, *, #

(seeActivatingRemoteOperation).

MAILBOX

MAILBOX

OPERATION

PRESS BRIEFLY

TO SELECT

DESIRED

MAILBOX

different mailboxesforretrieval bythe corresponding mailbox user. For example, mailbox 1 is for John, mailbox 2 is for Jane, etc.

Use theMAILBOX key to select the current mailbox, either for message1 memo playback or for memo recording.

MAlLBOXandMailboxNumbericons on the LCD indicate the current mailbox selection. Each press of theMAILBOX key selects the next mailbox option in the following order:

AII>Generic>l>2>3>4>All> ...

If no keys are pressedfor 5 seconds, the ITAD will return to standard operation mode, and the default selection is All Mailboxes.

MEMO

MEMO

RECORDING

TO RECORD :

PRESS and HOLD

TO STOP :PRESS

*The MEMO key is used to record memosatthe base unitintothecurrent mailbox selection.

Press and holdthe key for2 seconds to begin recording.

Stop recording by either: pressing theMEMO key again, pressing theSTOP key or automatically after5 seconds of silence.

ANNC

ANNOUNCEMENT

0 TO SELECT ANNC. OPTION, PRESS

0 TO RECORD ANNC:

The Announcement key,ANNC, is usedtoselect andrecordthe outgoing announcementor outgoingmessage.

PressANNC brieflyto select the next announcementoptioninthe following order:Announcementl,

Announcement 2,

OutGoing Message

(see Selecting the

Announcement).

Press and holdANNC for2 seconds to begin announcement recording (seeRecording the Announcement).

MEMORY

MEMORY CHECK

To see the differentset-upoptions, keep pressingSETUP key briefly (1 press per option).

To terminateSet-upmode, either pressSTOP or it isdone automatically by not pressing any keys for a 5 second period.

VOLUME

TO CHECK

MEMORY

AVAILABLE, VOLUME

PRESS

SElTING

The MEMORY key is used to check

 

 

the amount of memory still available

 

 

for new messages/memos.

 

 

After pressing the MEMORY key, a

 

The VOLUME key is used to select

voice message will inform you of the

 

the volume level of the base unit

number of available minutes

 

speaker.

remaining in memory.

 

4 volume levels are available.

To make more available Memory,

 

The volume level setting is displayed

delete old messages and/or record

 

on the LCD Message Counter for

shorter outgoing message(s).

 

2 seconds after this key is pressed

SETUP

 

(LI, L2, L3, or L4 - L1 is the lowest

 

volume level; L4 is the highest).

 

 

 

 

Each press of the VOLUME key

SETUP

 

selects the next volume level.

 

Note that the first press of this key

MANU

 

 

doesn't change the volumelevel but

 

 

 

 

TO ENTER :

 

just displays the current volume.

 

 

 

 

The volume level always decreases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

towards the lowest level before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

increasing.

 

 

 

 

You canadjust the volume key during

 

 

 

 

messageplaybackandcallscreening.

 

 

 

 

Call screening is when you wait for

 

 

 

 

the caller to start leaving a message

mbefore you decide if you will take the

The SETUP key is usedto accessthe

 

call.

set-upmenu by pressingand holding

 

The volume key is not active while in

it for more than 2 seconds (until a

,..

set-upmode.

beep is heard).

 

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Message Playback Keys

ERASE

PRESS ONCE TO

ERASE CURRENT

PLAYING MESSAGE

PRESS and HOLD

TO ERASE ALL

REVIEWED

MESSAGES

REPEAT

The REPEAT key is usedto returnto the beginning of a message during message playback.

If this key is pressed prior to a message,the previous message will begin.

The previousmessagewill also begin if this key is pressed twice quickly during message playback.

PLAY

*The PLAY key is used to begin playback of all messages/memos (new and old) in the current mailbox selection (the default mailbox selection is All).

This key is also used to play the current announcement message by

pressing and holding it for more than

-

2 seconds.

 

 

STOP

SKlP

 

 

TO STOP MESSAGE

TO PLAY NEXT

 

 

PLAYBACK

MESSAGE :

ERASE

 

TO STOP MEMO

 

 

RECORDING

 

The ERASE key is used to delete old

 

TO STOP ANNC.

PRESS

messages(previouslyreviewed)from

 

RECORDING

 

 

TO EXIT SET-UP

 

the ITAD.

 

 

 

MODE

 

Pressing ERASE during message

 

PRESS

 

playback deletes that message.

 

 

 

Ifthis key is pressedandheldformore

 

 

 

than 2 seconds, all old (previously

 

 

SKlP

reviewed) messages in the current

STOP

 

mailboxselectionwill bedeleted(This

 

*The SKlP key advances to the

*The STOP key is used to exit the

feature works only when the

beginningof the nextmessageduring

current mode of operation and return

answeringmachineis idle; it does not

message playback.

to the ITADStandardoperationmode.

work during message playback).

 

UseSTOPto stop messageplayback,

 

To preventaccidentaldeletionof new

 

stop memo

or announcement

INITIAL SET-UP

messages, you are not able to delete

recording, or exit the set-upmode.

amessageunlessit hasbeenlistened

Press the SETUP key for more than 2

 

 

to first!

 

 

seconds to enter the set-upmode or

 

 

 

until it beeps once. Here you can set

Ithe ring type, security code, timelday and mailbox programmingas follows.

ERASE

PLAY

 

TO REPLAY

TO PLAYBACK ALL

CURRENT PLAYING

MESS

 

MESSAGE :

PRESS

ONCE

PRESS rn

 

 

TO REPEAT

TO PLAYBACK

PREVIOUS

ANNC. MESSAGES

MESSAGE

 

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PRESS

PRESS

 

Ring Type Programming

The ITAD has 3 ring type settings:

2 rings

The

incoming call

is

 

answered after 2 rings.

 

4 rings

The

incoming call

is

 

answered after 4 rings.

 

Toll Saver The

incoming call

is

 

answeredafter2 ringsonly

iftherearenew messages/ memos present in memory; otherwise, answers call after 4 rings. Thus, if Toll Saver isactive and your ITAD rings 3 times when you call, you canhang-upto avoid any long distance charges.

To change ring type setting:

1.Press and hold the SETUP key for 2 seconds. The ITADwill beep and the LCD will display "rt"(ring type) and the current ring type setting.

2.Usethe REPEATandSKlP keysto scroll to the desired ring type. Forwardselectionis inthefollowing order 2 rings,4 rings, Toll saver.

3.Press the SETUP key to exit ring type programming mode, and advance to security code programming, or press the STOP key to exit the set-upmode, and

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Security Code Programming

The security code programmed into the ITAD is used to gain access to the functions from remote locations.

The security code defaultsetting is 99.

To change security code:

1.Press and hold SETUP until it beeps.

2.Press SETUPbriefly. The LCDwill display "SC" (Security Code) and the current security code setting.

3.Use REPEATand SKlP to scroll to desired code, between 00 and99.

4.Press SETUP to exit security code programming mode, and advance

to timelday- programming,. - - or.press STOP to exit.

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INote:, When accessing the ITADI remotely,thesecuritycode ispreceded by the* key.

Time and Day Setup

The Time and Daydefault is set to SUN 12:OO pm. This will flash to indicate clock has not been set.

To change the time display on the LCD:

1.Press and hold SETUP for 2 seconds or until it beeps.

2.Press SETUP 2 times until clock is displayed and theDAY icon is flashing.

3.Use REPEAT and SKlP keys to select correct day.

4.Press SETUP to advance to hour programming. Use REPEAT and SKlP keys to select correct hour and amlpm.

To change the number of mailboxes:

1.Press and hold SETUP for 2 seconds or until it beeps.

2.Press SETUP 5 times untilMAILBOX icon is illuminated.

3.Use REPEAT and SKlP keys to scroll through selections (the

Mailbox Number icons indicate which mailboxes are enabled).

4.Press SETUP to exit mailbox programming mode, and return to

ring type programming, or press STOP to exit.-

MAILBOX

PROGRAMMING

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4

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1

or

1

5. PressSETUPto advanceto minute

 

Selecting the Announcement

programming. Use REPEAT and

 

 

The ANNC key is used to select the

SKlP keys again.

 

 

 

 

currentoutgoingannouncement.There

 

 

 

 

6. Press SETUP to exit timelday

 

are 3 choices of Announcements as

 

follows: 1, 2 & OGM.

programming mode, and advance

 

 

 

to mailbox programming, or press

1

Announcement 1

STOP to exit.

 

 

 

 

YOUcan record your own personal

Mailbox programming

 

 

announcementand the caller isable to

 

 

leave a message.

The ITAD has

the ability to

be

 

 

If you do not record your own

programmed for

up to 4 individual

 

 

announcement, the factory default

 

 

 

 

mailboxes. In addition, there is also a

announcement:

Generic mailboxfor general messages

Please record message after the

storage. On initial power-up,only the

tone.

Generic mailbox is enabled.

will be used (see Recording the

 

 

Announcement).

Announcement 2

You can record your own announcement butthecaller is notable to leave a message.

If you do not record your own announcement, the factory default announcement:

No one can answer the phone at the moment, please call again.

will be used (see Recording the Announcement ).

After you record your own announcement, you can return to the default announcement by record an OGM less than 1 second.

OGM (OutGoing Message)

You are not able to record an announcement, it is programmed into ITAD memory. The caller is not able to leave a message.

Programmed OGM Announcement:

No one can answer the phone at the moment, please call again.

Note: The ITAD will default to OGM Announcement if the current selection is Announcement 1 and the memory is full.

Recording the Announcement 1 . Press ANNC key until the desired announcement icon is displayed on the screen (1 or

2 ) .

2. Press and hold ANNC key for2 seconds until a beep is heard. The clock will display0:00 and will start incrementing for the length of the announcement.

3. Speak into the microphone on the base. Announcement can be no more than2 minutes in length. More than 5 seconds of silence will automatically stop recording.

4. Press ANNC key or STOP to stop the recording.

5 . T o review a recorded announcement,press and hold the PLAY key for 2 or more seconds.

ANNOUNCEMENT

any one of us press 0 or just stay on the line and record after the beep. Thank you.

Example for Announcement 2:

Hi. You've reached Jack and Jill. We will be back after 1 pm. Please call us back then. Thank you.

Leaving a Message

The ITADwill answerthecall(according to the current ring selection), play the current announcement followed by a beep tone to signify the start of recording.

Messages can be a maximum of 5 minutesin length; anythinglongerwillbecut-off.TheITADwillautomatically stop recordingif there is more than 5 seconds of silence.

*To select a specific destination mailbox for the message, press the number correspondingto the desired mailbox. For the Generic mailbox press 0 or just wait for the beep.

Example Announcements: ExampleforAnnouncement1withzero mailboxes(actsas standardanswering machine):

Hello. You've reached 555-1234,1 can't come to the phone right now. Please leavea message afterthebeep. Thank you

Example for Announcement 1 (with all mailboxes on):

Hi! We can't come to the phone right now. If you have a message for John press 1,if you havea messagefor Jane press 2, ifyou have a message forJack press 3, if you have a message for Jill press 4. If you have a message for

before they can be used (see Mailbox

Recording a Memo

To record a memo at the base unit:

1.Press MAILBOX key to select the mailbox where you want to record the memo. Ifcurrent mailboxsetting is All, the memowill be stored inthe

Generic Mailbox.

2.Pressand holdthe MEMO key for 2 seconds until a beep is heard. The MEMO, MAILBOXand corresponding Mailbox Numbericons will illuminate, the REC icon

will flash, and the clock display will start incrementing from

0:oo.

3. Speak into the base microphone to record the memo.

4.Pressthe MEMOkeyagain or press the STOP keyto stopthe recording.

LEAVING MEMO

INTO MAILBOX

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Listening t o Messages

When new messages and/or memos are in the ITAD, MESG'S (messages icon) will flash. If the messages or memos have been sent to a specific mailbox, the correspondingMailbox number icon will also flash.

To playback messages:

PressMAILBOXto reachthe mailbox from which messages will be played. The messagecounterwillindicatethe total number of messages (new and old) present in the current mailbox selection. A voice prompt will indicate the-numberof new messages present in the current mailbox selection.

PressPLAY (for lessthan2 seconds) to begin playback of messages and/ or memosincurrentmailboxselection. The clockwilldisplaythetime andday that the current message was recorded.

REPEATandSKIP keyscan be used to scan forward and backwards through messages during playback.

*Press STOP at any time during message playback to exit.

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To delete messages:

Press ERASEbutton at any time duringmessageorcorrespondingtime and day stamp to delete current message.

When all messageshavebeenheard, all messages within that mailbox can be deleted by pressing the ERASE key for more than2 seconds. New messagesthatstillexistinthat mailbox will be saved, only the old messages will be deleted.

ERASE

MESSAGES

TO ERASE CURRENT PLAYING MESSAGE

@&E;s;

TO ERASE ALL

PLAYED MESSAGES

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Messagelmemo playback begins with a voice prompt indicating the total number of messages present in the current mailbox selection. It then proceeds to play the messages; the most recently recorded messages are heard first. New messages are preceededwith the voice prompt "New messageUandmemos are preceeded with the voice prompt "Memo" (new memos are preceeded by "New memo").

The time and day stamp is announced after each message is played.

After all messages and memos have been played,the final voice promptwill be "End of messages".

playing messages at the ITAD base, you can stop message playback by

Remote operation allows you control the functions of the VTech 900i when you are away from the base unit. Therefore remote operation can be accessed from the handset of your 900i cordless phone or at a phone connectedto a differenttelephoneline. The ITAD cannot be accessed from another telephone on the same line as your VTech 900i.

You can access many of the ITAD functions from a remote location such as listening to messages, changing recordedannouncement,andrecording a memo.

To access the ITAD from a remote location you must use a phone with TouchToneService. Remoteoperation can only be accessed from a touch tone phone. If the remote phone is set to pulsedialing,switch itto tone. If tone dialing is not available you will not be able to access the ITAD.

ACTIVATING REMOTE OPERATION To activate remote operation from your cordless handset

1.Pick up handset and press PHONE to get a line, you will hear a dial tone.

2.If your phone is set on pulse dial, press the key to enter touch tone dialing mode. Otherwise omit this step.

3.Press the key followed by the# keywithin 1Oseconds. This enables you to releasethe connectionto the phone line and allows you to communicatedirectlywiththe ITAD. If a mistake is made press the PHONE key again andre-enterthe

*followed by $.

4.You did it! You are now in remote operationmode. Nowyou will hear a series of voice prompts. You will use the number keysto control any of the available ITAD functions.

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Note: Whenever you accessthe ITAD from the 900i handset by pressing PHONE,*, #, the ITAD will be automatically turned ON.

To activate remote operation from a different telephone line

1.Dial the telephone number of your VTech900iandwaitfor the ITADto

answer. If the ITAD is OFF when you call, simply let the ITAD ring 10 times, and it will automatically turn itself on and answer your call.

2.Oncethe ITADanswers, itwill begin playing the currently selected announcement (as with any incoming call).

3.Enter the * key followed by the2 digit security code during the announcement.

4.Once the security code is received, you are in remote operation mode. You will hear a series of voice prompts and you can control the ITAD functions with the numbered keypad.

ENTER REMOTE

OPERATION

FROM OTHER

TELEPHONE SYSTEM

NOTE: If you want to hang up the phone while you are in the middle of playingmessages,you must press4 to STOPmessageplayback. Ifyoudo not presJsrthiskeythe ITADwill continue to play message(s)andtie up your phone line after vou have huna UDI

If no command is entered for approximately 20 seconds (the ITAD will repeat the voice prompts at the current leveltwice during this time) the ITAD will automatically terminate remote access mode from a different telephone line.

VOICE PROMPTS

Uponenteringthe remoteaccess mode you will be greeted with a series of voice prompts. The first voice prompt will be either "X new messages",or

"No new messages", indicating the totalnumberof new messagespresent in All mailboxes.

Inaddition, the voice prompt "Memory Full" will be added if the ITAD has no morespacefor new messages,andthe voice prompt"Low Battery" will be added if theback-upbattery in the ITAD is low on charge.

There are 3 different levels of voice prompts.

The 1st or top level voice prompts are:

"Press 1to play messages"

"Press 6 to select mailbox" "Press * for other functions"

If the * key is pressed, the 2nd level of voice prompts are:

"Press 7 to play announcement"

"Press 8 to select announcement" "Press 9 to record announcement" "Press 0 to record memo"

"Press# to turn answering machine off"

"Press * for other functions"

If the * key is pressed at level2, the 3rd level of voice prompts are:

"During message playback" "Press2 to repeat message" "Press3 to skip message"

"Press 4 to stop playback" "Press5 to delete message" "Press* for other functions"

If the * key is pressedat this level, voice prompting returns to level1 (top level).

Note that this 3 level menu structure does not restrict you to operating the ITADfunctions in the above order. For example, pressing7will playthe current announcement atany time.

The more you use the ITAD in remote operation, the more familiar you will become with the various functions on the numbered keypad. Soon you may be able to access allfunctions with little or no help from the voice prompts!

Listeningto Messages

1.Press 6 to enter mailbox selection.

2.Press 1-4for the corresponding mailbox or 0 for Generic mailbox. You could also press5 forAll mailboxesorskip steps1& 2 (asAll mailboxes is the default).

3.Press 1 to play messages from the chosen mailbox.

4.Usethe keys2 (repeat)& 3 (skip) to scan forwards and backwards through messages.

5.Press 5 at any time during or immediately following a message to delete.

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MESSAGES

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Changingthe Announcement

1.Press 7 to check the current announcement.

2.Press 8 until the desired Announcement is reached (1,2 or OGM).

3.If Announcement 1 or 2 is chosen, press 9 to record. IfOGM is chosen skip steps3-5.

4.Record Announcement after the beep.

5.Press 4 to stop recording.

Recording a Memo

1.Press 6 for mailbox selection.

2.Choose mailbox 1-4,0 for Generic mailbox,or 5for All mailboxes. You

can also skip steps 1 & 2 if you choose All mailboxes- the memo will bestoredinthe Genericmailbox (this is the default).

3.Press 0 to record a memo to the currently selected mailbox.

4.Record memo after the tone.

5.Press 4 to stop recording.

LEAVING

MEMOS

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REMOTE COMMANDS

You can access almost all of the ITAD functionsin remote mode. By pressing keys on the numbered keypadyou can access these functions. Below is a diagram of the numbered keypad with the related commands labeled. A description of each key follows.

ITAD REMOTE CONTROL

KEY SUMMERY

1 MESSAGE PLAYBACK

Press1to playbackall the messages and memos in the currently selected mailbox.

If you want to listento messagesfrom a particularmailbox,press6for Select Mailbox. Otherwise you will hear messages from All Mailboxes (this is the default in remote operation).

Before message playback, you will hear either:

"Message playback mailbox X", where X is 1-4,

"Message playback generic mailbox", or

"Message playbackall mailboxes", depending on the current mailbox selection. If the ITADisset upfor zero mailboxes,thevoicepromptwillsimply say:

"Message playback".

If the current mailbox selection is All Mailboxes, there will be NO further voice prompts indicating which mailbox a message came from.

A voice prompt indicating the total number of messages (new and old) that are presentinthe currentmailbox selection is heard next.

Message playback begins with new messages with the most recent messagesheardfirst. Eachmessage is preceded by"New message" or

"New memo".

Message playback continues in the same fashion with old messages. Memos are preceededwith"Memo".

Thetime anddaystampisannounced after each message. You can bypass the timetday information and skip to the next message by pressing3, the Skip key.

Atone is playedafterthetime andday stamp to separate the messages. After all messages and memos have been played, you will hear the final voice prompt "End of messages".

2 REPEAT

Press2 while listeningto messageto repeat the current message.

*To repeat the previous message, press 2 while listening to message introduction or press2 twice quickly during message playback.

This key has nofunction if ITADis not in Playback mode.

3 SKIP

While listeningto messages(Playback mode), press3 to terminate the present message and skip to the next message.

SKIP can also be used to bypass voice prompts (e.g. before recording a memo).

4 STOP

While in Playback mode, press4 to stop playback of the message.

If no other keysare pressedwithin20 seconds, remoteoperation mode will be terminated, and the base unit willhang-upthe line (This only occurs if you are in remote access mode on a different telephone line).

During memo or announcement recording, press4 to stop the recording.

5 DELETE

*Press 5 at any time during, or immediately following message (duringtimetdaystamp);thiswilldelete the message.

*The voice prompt, "Press5 to confirm deletion",gives you one more chance to decide.

Press5 again to delete.

You will hear "Message deleted".

6 SELECT MAILBOX

Press 6 to select the current mailbox. All Mailboxes is the default setting.

You will hearthevoice prompt"Enter mailbox number". If you have set the ITADfor zero mailboxes,this key willhavenofunction. Thevoiceprompt in this case will be"Nomailboxes".

Valid mailbox numbers are1-4 formailboxes1-4(onlymailboxnumberswhich were defined in theset-upwill be accepted),0 for Generic mailbox, and 5 for All mailboxes.

*After a valid mailbox number is entered, you will heareither "Mailbox

X", where Xis 1-4,"Genericmailbox",or "All mailboxes", depending on the selection made.

After the voice message indicatesthe current mailbox selection, an additional voice prompt of either "X new messages",or "No new messages"will occur, indicating the total numberof newmessagespresent in the new mailbox selection.

7 PLAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Press7 to play back the current announcement,this will be preceded by a voice prompt of either

"Announcement 1", "Announcement 2",or "Outgoing message",

depending on the current announcement selection.

8 SELECT ANNOUNCEMENT

Press8 to toggle between available announcements.

*After each press, you hear

"Announcement1", "Announcement2':or "Outgoingmessage".

The first time the key is pressed, the voice prompt will indicate the current selection.

9 RECORD ANNOUNCEMENT

*Press 9 to record a new announcement.

*You will hear "Record announcement Xafter tone, press 4 to end recording", whereX is either1or2, dependingonthe current announcement selection.

If your current selection isOutgoing Message, you will hear"Cannot record outgoing message".

Press4 to complete announcement recording.

0 RECORD MEMO

Press0 to record a new memo to the currently selected mailbox. If the current mailbox selection isAll Mailboxes, then the message is recorded into theGeneric mailbox.

You will hear either"Recordmemo for mailbox X after tone, press 4 to end recording", whereX is1-4, or

"Recordmemo forgeneric mailbox after tone, press 4 to end recording".

If you have set the ITAD for zero mailboxes, you will hear"Record memo after tone, press 4 to end recording".

Press4 to STOP recording

You can press3 (skip) to bypass the voice prompt,andyouill hearthe beep to start recording.

# OFF

Press# to switch the ITAD off.

You will hear"Answeringmachine off ".

Nowthe ITADwill only be reactivated to answeran incomingcall if the caller lets it ring10 times.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR TELEPHONE.

Your VTech 900i cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts so it must be treated with care.

Avoid rough treatment

Place the handset down gently. Save the original packingmaterialsto protect your telephone if you ever needto 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. Donot installyour baseunit near a sink, bathtub or shower.

Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when youarewet or standinginwater. Ifyour 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.

Electrical storms

Electricalstormscansometimescause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.

For your own safety, use caution when usingelectricappliancesduringstorms.

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 dampenedwith water or a mild soap. Do not use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.

NOISE OR INTERFERENCE

Your VTech 900i cordless telephone has auto-channelscan circuitry which will detect excess noise and change the channel of the phone to reduce it. This is done automatically.

Since the VTech 900i is a fully digital phone it does not suffer from noise associated with regular cordless phones. At times you may experience occasional"dropouts" especiallyat the extreme edges of the phone'srange. Simply move closer to the base unit and this will disappear.

AUTOMATIC SECURITY CODING

Everytimeyou placethe handsetinthe base,your VTechgOOiphone randomly picks one of 65,000 possible security codes. This allows your handset and base to recognize each other, and minimizes the possibility of another cordless phone usings your telephone line.

OUT OF RANGE INDICATION

If the handsetis movedto a pointwhere the base and handset can no longer communicate, the handset will make a quick series of beeps to signal "Out of Range." It will continue to make the beeps at 10-30secondintervals.

OUT OF RANGE WHEN PHONE IS

ON,

Ifyou are presentlyengagedina phone conversation move closer to the base. If the base unit does not communicate with the handset within 30 seconds of losingcontact it will automatically hang UP.

OUT OF RANGE WHEN PHONE IS OFF

If the phone is OFF, the handset and base still monitor each other to make sure that they can communicate. If the handset is moved out of range, the handsetwill make a series of beeps at10-30secondintervals. This tells you that the handset may not ring for incoming calls.

If you wish to stop the "Out of Range" tones, simply press and hold any number key on the handset until the handset beeps an acknowledgment. The handset will not work until the handset is brought closer to the base. The base unit will continue to function during this time.

When the base unit is unplugged from the power supply, the handset will begin to give the "Out of Range" warning beeps. This will continue until the base is powered again and the handset is placed into the base cradle for re-initialization.If you wish to turn off the "Out of Range" beeping, simply press any key on the handset and hold until the handset beeps an acknowledgment.

If you have difficulty operating your phone, the suggestions below should solve the problem. If you still have difficulty aftertrying these suggestions, In the US call:

VTECH Communications at 1-800-624-5688.

In Canada call:

VTECH Electronics at 1-800-267-7377

THE PHONE DOESN'TWORK 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 theMUTEILOW BAT indicator is on, the battery needs charging. If theIN USE andPHONE indicators donot light when you pressPHONE, you must charge the batteries.

If you recently installeda new battery pack,makesureitisinstalledcorrectly.

Follow the procedure:

1.Remove battery from handset.

2.Disconnectpowersupplyfrom base unit.

3.Wait a few minutes.

4.Re-connectpower supply to base unit.

5.Replace battery in handset.

6.Place the handset in the charge cradle. Wait 60 seconds.

Pick up the handset and press

PHONE.

NO DIAL TONE.

Firstcheckall the suggestionsabove.If you still don't heara dial tone, disconnect the base unit from the telephonejackand connectadifferent phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone either, the problem is in your wiring or localservice. Callyour local telephone company.

YOU GET NOISE, STATIC, OR A WEAK SIGNAL EVEN WHEN YOU'RE NEARTHE BASE UNIT.

-Place the handset in the base momentarily to re-setthe security code. Then pressPHONE to get a line.

Householdappliancespluggedintothe 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 FROMTHE BASE UNIT.

You may beout of range. Eithermove closeto the base, or relocatethe base unit.

-The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the base unit to the second or third floor.