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Models:

gz2335/2338

Table of contents

Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Parts checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Installing handset battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Low battery warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Choose a location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. 6

If you subscribe to DSL service . . . . . . . .

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. 7

Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Removable handset and base plates . . . . .

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. 8

Handset features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Base features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Basic operation

11

Set handset ringer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

Set date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

Telephone operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Dial mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12

Temporary tone dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12

Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

Operating range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Displaying screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

Speed dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15

Store a speed dial entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Delete a speed dial entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17

Dial a speed dial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18

Re-assignspeed dial locations . . . . . . . . . . .

18

Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19

Store a directory entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Edit a directory entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Delete a directory entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

21

Dial a directory number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22

Move a directory entry to speed dial . . . . . . . . .

23

Caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24

Call log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Review call log . . . . . . . . . . .

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Remove records from call history .

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Dial a displayed number . . . . . .

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Store a call log entry in the directory

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Display screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Ringer options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Headset operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

28

Additional information

29

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

29

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

37

FCC, ACTA and IC regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . .

38

The RBRC® Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

41

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NEED HELP?

This manual has all the feature operations and troubleshooting you need to install and operate your new VTech telephone.. Please take the time to review thoroughly to ensure proper installation of this VTech innovative and feature rich product.. You can also visit our website at www..vtechphones..com for support, shopping, and everything new at VTech..

In Canada, please visit www..vtechcanada..com..

VTech toll free 1-800-595-9511In Canada dial1-800-267-7377

Important! Before using this telephone, you must read

Important safety instructions on pages 37-38..

Before you begin

Parts checklist:

1.Base unit

2.Handset

3..Color handset brackets and base plates

4.AC power adaptor

5.Belt clip

6.Telephone line cord

7..Battery

8.User’s manual

9..Battery compartment cover

10..Headset (with model gz2338, see page 28)..

To purchase replacement batteries, visit us on the web at www.. vtechphones..com or call VTech Communications, Inc.. at 1-800-595-9511..In Canada, contact VTech Telecommunications Canada Ltd.. at www..vtechcanada.. com or1-800-267-7377..

1.. Base unit

2.. Handset 3.. Color handset brackets

 

and base plates

4.. AC Power adaptor

5.. Belt clip

6..Telephone line cord

 

7.. Battery

 

 

 

 

8.. User’s manual

9. Battery

compartment cover

10. Headset (model gz2338)

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Installation

Installing handset battery

1..Plug the battery connector securely into the jack inside the battery compartment according to the color-codedlabel..

2. Insert battery in the center of the battery compartment..

3 Press down on the wired side until the battery securely snaps into place.. 4.. Neatly tuck the wires inside the battery compartment..

5.Position the battery compartment cover and slide it towards the unit until it clicks into place..

6.Put the handset in the base unit to start charging the new battery for at least 16 hours..

7.After the battery is fully charged, press ON on the handset and you should hear a dial tone..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use only the VTech battery and AC power adaptor supplied with this telephone..

Recharging of a fully depleted

battery may take up to 16 hours.. A fully charged battery could provide up to

5 hours of talk time, or up to 5 days of standby time..

Place the handset in the base unit when not in use to ensure optimum performance..

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If the phone will not be used for a long period of time, remove the

battery to prevent possible leakage..

If you have any trouble installing your phone, please refer to the troubleshooting section near the end of this manual..

Use only the VTech battery and AC power adaptor supplied with this telephone..

Installation

Low battery warning

A low battery warning idicates one of the following:

1.There is no battery in your handset.. The supplied battery must be installed in the handset..

2.The battery needs to be replaced, or

3.The battery is installed incorrectly.. Re-installaccording to the instructions on page 5..

When in low battery mode, the LOW BATTERY icon will be on and an alarm will sound until the handset is returned to the base unit for recharging.. When the phone is on, the wordsLOW BATTERY will replace the wordsPHONE ON.. When the battery has been charged, these features will return to normal..

Choose a location

For optimum performance of your cordless telephone system:

1. Choose a central location for your base unit..

2.. Install your base unit and any accessory handsets as far away as possible from other electronic equipment such

as personal computers, television sets and microwave ovens..

3.. In locations where there are multiple cordless telephones, separate base units as far as possible from each other..

4..Install your telephone equipment away from heat sources and direct sunlight..

5. Avoid excessive moisture, dust or extreme cold..

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Installation

Connection

1.Choose a location for the base near an electrical outlet and telephone jack..

2.Plug the connector of the base power adaptor to the connector jack at the bottom of the base unit.. Then plug the adaptor into a standard electrical outlet (110V AC) not controlled by a wall switch..

3..Connect the telephone line cord to the jack at the bottom of the base unit, and the other end to the wall jack..

If you subscribe to DSL service

If there is interference during telephone conversations and/or your caller ID features are not functioning properly, install a noise filter to the telephone line between the base unit and the telephone wall jack. Contact your DSL provider for a noise filter.

To power outlet (120V AV, 60Hz)

AC power adaptor

To single-linetelephone jack(RJ11C)

Telephone line cord Noise filter (optional)

(For DSL users)

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Installation

Removable handset and base plates

Your phone comes with additional handset brackets and base plates of various colors.. these brackets and plates are interchangeable to suit your mood or room decor..

Handset brackets

1..Carefully remove the handset’s top bracket and/or bottom bracket by pressing inward towards the center of the phone, then pull the bracket off slowly..

2..Attach the new top bracket and/or bottom bracket by aligning the two sides of the plate with the slots on the phone.. Gently push the brackets towards the center of the phone until it locks securely into place..

Base plate

1..Carefully remove the base plate by inserting your thumb in the slot just below the FIND HANDSET button and lift the color plate from the base..

2..Align the tabs on the back of the new base plate with the appropriate openings in the base unit and then align the two front tabs before snapping the plate into position..

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Handset features

(CID/VOL-)

When the phone is not in use, press to display caller ID information..

Press and hold for two seconds while in idle mode to adjust ringer volume.. A double beep will sound at the lowest setting..

During a call, press to lower listening volume.. A double beep will sound at the lowest setting..

TALK

• Press this button before dialing the number to make a call..

-OR-

Dial the number (useto backspace and correct digits), then press this button to make a call..

• Press any key except OFF,CID/VOL-,DIR/VOL+ to answer a call..

While on a call, when there is a call waiting

alert, press this button to take the new call, then press this button again to return to the

original call..

• When the phone is in use, this button will

glow steadily.. When a call is on hold, it will flash.

CHAN/REMOVE

• Switch to a clear channel while on a call..

• While handset is not in use, press and hold to delete all records in the call log.. When viewing the call log, press to delete

the current record..

PROG

Press to enter programming mode while the handset is idle (off)..

SELECT

Press to store a programming option, or to store a directory entry..

(/DIR VOL+)

When the phone is not in use, press to display directory entries..

Press & hold for 2 seconds during idle mode to adjust ringer volume.. A double beep will sound when rhe lowest setting is reached..

• During a call, press to increase

listening volume.. A double beep will

sound when the highest setting is reached..

OFF

• During a call, press to hang up..

• While the handset is ringing, press

to silence the ringer..

• Press and hold for two seconds while in idle mode to erase the

MISSED CALLS display..

• During programming, press to exit

without making changes..

REDIAL/PAUSE

• Press TALK, then press this button

to call the last number dialed..

-OR-

Press this button, then press TALK to call the last number dialed..

• While handset is not in use, press this button twice to delete the last number dialed from this telephone..

While dialing or entering numbers into the directory, press to insert a four-seconddialing pause..

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Base features

FIND HANDSET

Press to page the handset for up to 60 seconds.. Press again, press OFF, or place the handset in its base to cancel the page..

CHARGE/IN USE Indicator

Flashes when the handset is in use..

Flashes in unison with incoming ringing..

On steadily when the handset is charging in the base..

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Telephone operation

Set handset ringer

You can select from four traditional ringers, thirteen musical ringers, or turn the ringer OFF..

1..Make sure the handset is idle (off)..

2..Press PROG..

3..Press until the screen displaysRINGER: and the current setting..

4..Press SEL. The current setting blinks, and you will hear a sample of the ring tone..

5..Press orto hear a sample of each ring tone..

6..Press SEL to choose the desired ring tone.. If you chose a musical ringer or one of your personal ring tones, the handset will display, for example:

7. Press orto adjust the volume level..

8..Press SEL to confirm the volume setting. A confirmation tone will sound. To set ringer volume, press and holdCDI/VOL- orDIR/VOL+ keys..

Set date and time

If you subscribe to caller ID service, the date and time will be set automatically with the first incoming call.. If you do not have caller ID service, the date and time can be set manually:

1.Make sure the handset is idle (off)..

2.Press PROG..

3.Press until the screen displaysDATE/TIME..

4.Press SEL.. The current month blinks..

5.Use orto adjust the month, then pressSEL..

6..Repeat step 5 to adjust theday, hour, minute andor(to indicate am or pm).. You’ll hear a confirmation beep.

If you set the ringer volume to OFF, the phone will not ring during an incoming call..

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operation Basic

Telephone operation

Dial mode (preset to tone)

If you have touch tone service, the phone is ready to use as soon as the battery is charged.. If you have pulse (rotary) service, the dial mode must be changed..

1.Make sure the handset is idle (off)..

2.Press PROG..

3.Press until the screen displaysDIAL MODE: and the current setting..

4.Press SEL.. The current setting blinks..

5.Press or.. The screen displaysTONE orPULSE..

6.Press SEL to save. You’ll hear a confirmation beep.

Temporary tone dialing

If you have pulse (rotary) service, you can change from pulse to touch tone dialing during a call by pressing *TONE.. This is useful if you need to send touch tone signals for access to telephone banking or long distance services..

1..Dial the number..

2..Press *TONE.. Buttons pressed after this send touch tone signals..

3..After you hang up, the phone automatically returns to pulse dial service..

Language

You can select English, Spanish or French..

1..Make sure the handset is idle (off)..

2..Press PROG..

3..Press oruntil the screen displaysLANGUAGE..

4..Press SEL.. The current setting blinks..

5..Press orto select amongENGLISH,SPANISH orFRENCH.. When the desired language is displayed, pressSEL orPROG. A confirmation tone will sound.

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Telephone operation

Operating range

This cordless telephone operates within the maximum power allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).. Even so, this handset and base can communicate over only a certain distance

— which can vary with the locations of the base and the handset, the weather, and the construction of your home or office.

If the handset receives a call while out of range, the handset might not ring — or if it does ring, the call might not connect well when you press TALK.. Move closer to the base, then press TALKto answer the call..

If the handset is moved out of range during a phone conversation, there might be interference.. To improve reception, move closer to the base..

If the handset moves out of range without your pressing OFF, the phone will be left off the hook.. To hang up properly, walk back within range, periodically pressing OFF..

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Telephone operation

Displaying screen messages

Screen displays:

When:

** RINGING **

There is a call coming in..

 

 

CONNECTING...

The handset is waiting for a dial tone..

 

 

PHONE

The handset is in use..

 

 

** PAGING **

The base is paging the handset..

 

 

LOW BATTERY

The battery needs to be recharged..

 

 

SCANNING...

The handset is changing to one of the 30 channels available for better

reception..

 

 

Together with an error tone when the base power is off and TALK is

CAN’T CONNECT

pressed..

 

Displays when handset is out of range and an attempt to dial failed..

NEW VOICE MAIL

There are telephone company voicemail..

 

 

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Speed dial

You can store as many as nine frequently dialed telephone numbers with names (up to 15 characters and 24 digits in each location) into the speed dial memory locations you assign in the handset..

Store a speed dial entry

1..Press PROG..

2..Press oruntil the screen displaysSPEED DIAL..

3.Press SEL.. The screen displaysENTER 1-9..

4.Press the key (1 through 9) for the memory location for the new entry.. The screen displays ENTER NAME..

5.Using the chart below, enter up to 15 characters for the name to be stored with the number.. Useto backspace and make corrections; useto advance or add a space..

6.When finished entering the name, press SEL orPROG.. The screen displaysENTER

NUMBER..

 

 

 

Presses

 

 

Dial Key

Once

Twice

3 Times

4 Times

5 Times 6 Times

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1

 

 

 

 

2

A

B

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D

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M

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P

Q

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Y

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The entries stored in speed dial memory will be marked 1 through 9 in the telephone directory..

Press OFF anytime to exit the speed dial mode..

When the memory is full, the screen displays MEMORY FULL, an error tone sounds and no new entry can be stored until an entry is deleted from the speed dial memory or the telephone directory..

Take caution when assigning speed dial location numbers

in memory.. If the location already has an entry stored, the new entry

will overwrite the existing one.. Be careful not to save over entries you do not wish to delete from memory..

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When an incoming phone number matches an existing number in the directory

or speed dial, the stored name will be displayed on the screen..

Speed dial

7.Enter the telephone number.. Use to backspace and make a correction.. PressREDIAL/PAUSE to store a pause in the dialing sequence..

-OR-

Press REDIAL/PAUSE to display the last number dialed..

8.Press SEL orPROG.. The screen displaysDISTINCT RING? and the current setting..

9.Press orto change the setting.. ChooseY (for yes) if you wish the phone to alert you to calls from this number by changing to a distinctive ring tone after the first or second ring. ChooseN for a normal ring tone..

10..Press SEL orPROG to confirm your selection.

If you chose Y, the screen displays:

If N is chosen, skip to Step 12..

11.The ringer name will blink.. Press orfor the desired ring tone..

12.. Press SEL orPROG to confirm your selection.

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Speed dial

Edit a speed dial entry

1..Press and hold the memory location key (1 through 9) of the entry to be edited..

2.When the screen displays the desired number, press SEL.. Then pressoruntilEDIT flashes, PressSEL..

3..The screen displays the name and number.. The cursor appears

at the end of the name.. Use orand the dial pad keys to edit the name.. PressSEL to move to edit the number.. PressSEL to continue and edit the distinct ring tone.. Follow steps 9 through 12 inStoring an Entry in Speed Dial Memory..

Delete a speed dial number

1..Press and hold the memory location key (1 through 9) of the entry to be deleted..

2..When the screen displays the number to be deleted, press SEL.. Then pressoruntilERASE flashes.

3..Press SEL.. The screen displaysERASE NO YES and the number..

The current choice flashes.

4..Press oruntilYES flashes.

5. Press SEL. A confirmation tone will sound.

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Speed dial

Dial a speed dial number

1..Press and hold the memory location key (1 through 9) of the entry you wish to dial..

2..Press TALK to dial the displayed memory number..

Re-assignspeed dial locations

1..Press and hold the memory location key (1 through 9) of the entry you wish to reassign..

2..When the screen displays the number you want to reassign, press SEL.. Then pressoruntilSPEED flashes.

3..Press SEL.. The screen displaysENTER 1-9 and the number..

4..Press the keys (1 through 9) to re-assignthis entry into another memory location. A confirmation tone will sound.

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Directory

Your phone can store 20 telephone numbers with names (including nine speed dial entries), each up to 15 characters for the name and 24 digits for the number..

Store a directory entry

1. Press PROG.. The screen displaysDIRECTORY..

2.Press SEL.. The screen displaysENTER NAME..

3.Using the chart below, enter up to 15 characters for the name to be stored with the number.. Use

to backspace and make corrections, andto advance or add a space..

 

 

 

Press

 

 

Dial key

Once

Twice

3 times

4 times

5 times 6 times

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

A

B

C

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3

D

E

F

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G

H

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J

K

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M

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O

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4.When finished entering the name, press SEL orPROG.. The screen displaysENTER NUMBER..

5.Enter the telephone number.. Use to backspace and make corrections.. PressREDIAL/PAUSE to store a pause in the dialing sequence..

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Press OFF anytime to exit directory..

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If you choose N, skip to Step 10..

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Directory

-OR-

Press REDIAL/PAUSE to display the last number dialed from this phone..

6.Press SEL orPROG.. The screen displaysDISTINCT RING? and the current setting..

7.Press orto change the setting.. ChooseY (for yes) if you wish the phone to alert you to calls from this number by changing to a distinct ring tone after the first or second ring. ChooseN for a normal ring tone..

10.. Press SEL orPROG to confirm your selection.

 

If you choose Y, the screen displays:

 

If N is chosen, skip to Step 12..

 

11. The ring tone name will blink.. Press or for the

 

desired ring tone..

 

12.. Press SEL orPROG to confirm your selection.

 

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