VTech mi6885 User Manual

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Models:

mi6885/mi6889/mi6890

Table of contents

Getting started

 

 

 

 

5

Redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

19

Parts checklist for mi6885

 

 

 

 

5

Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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20

Parts checklist for mi6889/mi6890 .

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. 6

Intercom

 

20

Installation . . . . . . . . . .

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7

Call forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

21

Choose a location

 

 

 

 

7

Call transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

21

Install handset battery

 

 

 

 

7

Conference call . . . . . . . . . . . .

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22

Connect power to telephone base/handset chargers

8

Find handset

 

22

Connect to phone line

 

 

 

 

8

Voice mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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22

Check battery indicator . . . . .

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

 

23

Check for dial tone . . . . . .

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9

Store a new entry . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

23

If you subscribe to DSL service

 

 

 

 

10

Characters by number

 

24

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

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. 10

Review and dial entries . . . . . . . . . .

 

24

Wall mounting . . . . . . . .

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Edit a directory entry . . . . . . . . . .

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25

Registration . . . . . . . . . .

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12

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

 

25

Register a handset . . . . . .

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

 

26

De-registerall handsets

 

 

 

 

13

Caller ID - call waiting ID . . . . . . . . .

 

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Handset layout

 

 

 

 

14

Review caller ID

 

27

Telephone base layout

 

 

 

 

15

Store caller ID in your directory

 

27

Telephone settings

 

 

 

 

16

Dial from caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

29

Handset icons

 

 

 

 

16

Delete a caller ID record . . . . . . . . .

 

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Handset lights

 

 

 

 

16

Answering system operation

 

30

Telephone base display

 

 

 

 

16

Turn your answering system on and off

 

30

Handset main menu

 

 

 

 

17

Day and time announcements

 

30

Handset operation . . . . . . . .

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19

To check day and time . . . . . . . . . .

 

31

Making calls

 

 

 

 

19

Outgoing announcement

 

32

Answering calls . . . . . . . .

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19

Record outgoing announcement . . . . . .

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32

Flash function . . . . . . . .

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Menu features . . . . . . . . . . . .

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32

Handset volume

 

 

 

 

19

Listen to outgoing announcement

 

33

 

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Delete outgoing announcement

 

33

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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52

Message playback . . . . . . . . . .

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Important safety instructions . . . . . . . .

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53

Announcements

 

34

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

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56

Options during playback . . . . . . . .

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The RBRC® seal . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Delete all messages

 

34

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

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57

Record and play memos . . . . . . . .

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

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Record a memo . . . . . . . . . . . .

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35

 

 

 

Play back a memo

 

35

 

 

 

Call screening

 

35

 

 

 

Remote access

 

35

 

 

 

Set the remote access code . . . . . . .

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36

 

 

 

Remote answering system operation . . . . . . . . 36

 

 

 

Message alert . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Announcement only mode . . . . . . . .

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39

 

 

 

Turn the announcement only mode on or off . .

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39

 

 

 

Customize the announcement only message

 

39

 

 

 

Base ringer . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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40

 

 

 

Number of rings . . . . . . . . . . . .

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40

 

 

 

Message window display . . . . . . . .

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Headset operation . . . . . . . . . . . .

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42

 

 

 

Headset jack

 

42

 

 

 

Operating range

 

42

 

 

 

Batteries

 

43

 

 

 

Battery care and performance . . . . . .

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. 43

 

 

 

Replace the handset battery . . . . . . .

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43

 

 

 

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

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Additional information . . . . . . . . . .

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. 45

 

 

 

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Congratulations

on purchasing your new VTech product. Before using this telephone, please read the

Important safety instructions on page 54 of this manual.

This manual has all the feature operations and troubleshooting necessary to install and operate your new VTech telephone. Please review this manual thoroughly to ensure proper installation and operation of this innovative and

feature rich VTech product. For support, shopping, and everything new at VTech, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com.

In Canada, please visit www.vtechcanada.com.

Getting started

Parts checklist for mi6885

1.

Telephone base

 

2.

Handsets (3)

 

3.

Charger power adapters (2)

3. Charger power

4.

Chargers (2)

adapters (2)

5.

Telephone line cord

 

6.

Belt clips (3)

 

7.

Batteries (3)

 

8.

Quick start guide

 

9.

Base power adapter

 

10. Wall mount bracket

1. Telephone base

2. Handsets (3)

4. Chargers (2)

 

 

 

11. User’s manual

 

 

 

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 TelecommunicationsCanada Ltd. at www.vtechcanada. com or1-800-267-7377.

5. Telephone line cord

6. Belt clips (3) 7. Batteries (3)

8. Quick start

 

 

guide

9. Base power adapter

10. Wall mount

11. User’s manual

 

bracket

 

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Important! Before using this telephone, Please read

Important safety instructions on pages 53-54.

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Important! Before using this telephone, Please read

Important safety instructions on pages 53-54.

Getting started

Parts checklist for mi6889/mi6890

1.

Telephone base

 

2.

Handsets (4)

 

3.

Charger power adapters (3)

3. Charger power

4.

Chargers (3)

adapters (3)

5.

Telephone line cord

 

6.

Belt clips (4)

 

7.

Batteries (4)

 

8.

Quick start guide

 

9.

Base power adapter

 

10. Wall mount bracket

1. Telephone base

2. Handsets (4)

 

4. Chargers (3)

 

 

 

 

11. User’s manual

 

 

 

 

To purchase replacement

 

 

 

 

batteries, visit us on the web

 

 

 

 

at www.vtechphones.com or

 

 

 

 

call VTech Communications,

5. Telephone line cord

6. Belt clips (4) 7. Batteries (4)

8. Quick start

Inc. at 1-800-595-9511.In

Canada, contact VTech

 

 

 

guide

 

 

 

 

TelecommunicationsCanada

 

 

 

 

Ltd. at www.vtechcanada.

 

 

 

 

com or 1-800-267-7377.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Base power adapter

10. Wall mount

11. User’s manual

 

 

bracket

 

 

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Installation

Choose a location

For optimum performance of your cordless telephone system:

1.Choose a central location for your telephone base.

2.Install your phone(s) as far away as possible from any other cordless (wireless) devices such as cordless telephones, 802.11 wireless routers (for example, WiFi), etc.

3.Install your phone(s) as far away as possible from other electronic equipment such as microwave ovens, televisions, computers, etc.

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

5.Avoid excessive moisture, dust or extreme cold.

1.

2.

Install handset battery

1.Align the two holes in the plug with the socket pins, then snap the plug into place.

2.Place the battery in the compartment with the wires in the upper left corner.

3.Replace cover by sliding it upwards until it clicks into place.

4.Be sure to charge the battery in the handset for a minimum of 16 hours before using your phone.

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Use only the provided VTech battery, or equivalent.

To obtain a replacement battery, visit our website at www. vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 5959511.

Place the handset in its telephone base when

not in use to ensure optimum performance.

If you need to install your phone within the same room as other cordless phones or wireless products, you may need to select a different channel for your router and or change the channel on your phone’s handsets.

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If the battery has not been charged, place the handset in the telephone base, and allow

it to charge for at least 16 hours.

Use only the VTech power supply provided with your telephone.

To obtain a replacement, visit our website at www. vtechphones.com or call 1 (800) 595-9511.

This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a

ceiling, under-the-table or cabinet outlet.

Installation

Connect power to telephone base/handset chargers

1.Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch, and the connector into the power jack on bottom of the telephone base.

2.Choose the location for your charger, and plug its power supply into an electrical outlet.

Telephone outlet

AC power outlet

AC power outlet

Connect to phone line

Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the telephone line jack at the bottom of the telephone base. Then plug the other end of the cord into the wall telephone outlet.

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Installation

Check battery indicator

If you see WARNING CHECK BATTERY! on the handset display, it indicates one of the following:

1.There is no battery in your handset. You need to install the supplied battery into your handset (see

Install handset battery)

2.The battery needs to be replaced.

3.The battery has been installed incorrectly. Please reinstall (see Install handset battery) and/or see the diagram in the battery compartment of the handset.

When in LOW BATTERY mode, the keypad sounds, backlighting and speakerphone features do not work. When the battery has been charged, these features will return to their normal function.

Check for dial tone

After the battery is charged, press on the handset. You should hear a dial tone. If not, see

Troubleshooting.

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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.

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Installation

If you subscribe to DSL service (optional)

If you receive high speed internet through your telephone line (commonly referred to as DSL), and you are experiencing interference during conversations, and/or your caller ID features are not functioning properly, and you subscribe to DSL service from your telephone company, install a DSL filter to the telephone line between the telephone base and the telephone line jack. Contact your DSL provider to obtain a DSL filter.

 

 

 

Telephone

DSL filter (For

 

 

 

line cord

DSL users)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To single telephone jack (RJ11C)

Belt clip (optional)

To attach

To remove

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Wall mounting (optional)

The wall mount brackets are designed for use on standard wall mount plates only.

1.Follow the instructions on page 8 to connect the power to telephone base and phone line.

2.Line up the tabs on the wall mount adapter with the holes at the bottom of the telephone base.

Snap the wall mount bracket firmly in place.

3.Mount the telephone base on the wall. Position the telephone base so that the mounting studs fit into the holes on the wall mount bracket. Slide telephone base down on the mounting studs until it locks into place.

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When first purchased you need to charge your handsets for at least five minutes before registering to telephone base.

The handset number is used as the extension number.

If the registration is not successful lift all handsets out of the telephone base or charger and place them back in the telephone base or charger. Try the registration process again.

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Registration

The mi6889 comes with four registered handset (namedHandset 1, 2, 3, 4).

Additional handsets (mi6807) are available from your local authorized dealers or from our website atwww.vtechphones.com in the US, orwww.vtechcanada.com in Canada.

Up to four extension handsets can be registered with the same telephone base, and two can be in operation at the same time. Each additional handset purchased will have to be registered separately following the instruction which comes with the optional handset.

Register a handset

When first purchased, all accessory handsets show NOT REGISTERED on the screen. To register a handset:

1.Place the handset in a telephone base or charger that is connected to a power outlet. If PRESS FIND HNDST 4 SEC ON BASE does not appear on the screen after a few seconds, lift up handset and place in base or charger again.

2.On the telephone base:

Press and hold FIND HANDSET for four seconds.

Release FIND HANDSET once theIN USE light comes on.

Four seconds later:

NOT REGISTERED

PRESS FIND HNDST 4 SEC ON BASE

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Registration

After a while the handset will emit series of tones, the newly registered handset will be assigned the lowest extension number not previously assigned to another system handset (1-4)when successfully registered. Repeat steps 1 and 2 if handset does not successfully register to the telephone base within two minutes.

If you are replacing a handset on a system that has the maximum number of registered handsets or wish to change the assigned handset number of your registered handsets, you must first de-registerthe handsets, thenre-registerall handsets.

De-registerall handsets

1.Press and hold FIND HANDSET on the main telephone base for 10 seconds.

2.When the IN USE light starts to flash, release theFIND HANDSET button.

3.Press and release FIND HANDSET again. TheIN USE light will turn off and in a few seconds, all handsets will bede-registered.

4. All handsets will show NOT REGISTERED.

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If the de-registerprocess does not work you may need to reset the system and try again. To reset: pick up the handset and

press . Press theOFF button and place the handset back into the telephone base.

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Handset layout

1.Earpiece

2.Caller ID/scroll down

3.Headset jack (2.5mm)

4.Talk/flash

5.Dial keys (0-9,*, #)

6.Redial/pause

7.Mute/remove

8.Display

9.Select/menu

10.Phonebook/scroll up

11.Volume control

12.Off/clear

13.Speaker

14.Intercom

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Telephone base layout

1.

In use indicator

 

 

2.

Charge indicator

 

 

3.

Setup

 

 

4.

Volume control

 

 

5.

Answer on/off

 

 

6.

Change

 

 

7.

Delete/skip/play/

 

 

 

stop/repeat

 

4

8.

Time/set

1

5

9.

Find handset

2

 

10. Record/memo

 

3

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Telephone settings

Handset icons

Icon

Description

 

 

 

• The microphone is muted.

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• Displayed when viewing a missed call that has not been reviewed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• The handset ringer is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Low battery indicator or charging indicator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Flashes to indicate that there are new voicemail messages. (Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

must be subscribed from your telephone company.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Displayed when using a headset with your handset.

 

 

 

 

Handset lights

Light

Description

 

• On when handset speakerphone is in use.

Telephone base display

Light

Description

IN USE

• On when the phone is being used.

 

• Flashes when an extension phone is being used.

 

 

 

CHARGE

On when the handset is charging in the base.

 

 

 

ANS ON/OFF

On when the answering system is on.

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Telephone settings

Handset main menu

Enter the main menu options on the handset by pressing MENU. Pressorto select from the six menu items described below.

Directory ()

Enter and retrieve up to 50 names and telephone numbers.

Call log ()

Review caller ID data, select and dial from the caller ID data.

Settings ()

Change the language of the menu prompts, set dial type and time, clear voicemail.

Sounds ()

Select ringer tone, turn key tone on or off.

Display ()

Choose from the five preset images used as wallpaper or adjust the screen contrast.

Ringer volume ()

Adjust ringer volume or turn ringer off.

Press orto reach the desired menu option, then pressMENU/SEL to select.

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When the telephone is ringing,

press OFF to temporarily mute the ringer.

Telephone settings

SETTINGS()

With this icon highlighted, press MENU, then pressor to select from the following menu options:

LANGUAGE – This option allows you to change the screen prompts to English, Espanol or Francais.

DIAL TYPE - This option allows you to select tone or pulse dial.

CLOCK SETTING - This option allows you to adjust the time displayed on the idle screen.CLR VOICE MAIL - This option allows you to turn the voicemail indicator off.

SOUNDS ()

RINGER MELODY - This option allows you to select one of the 10(0-9)different ringer tones for incoming calls.

KEY TONE - This option allows you to turn the key tone on or off.

DISPLAY ()

WALLPAPER - This option allows you to set a wallpaper image. SelectWALLPAPER in the main menu, then pressorto view the five available images. Once you have selected the image, pressSEL and you will hear a confirmation tone.

CONTRAST - This option allows you to adjust the handset screen contrast.

RINGER VOLUME ()

This option allows you to adjust the ringer volume or turn the ringer off.

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Handset operation

Making calls

• Press (orSPEAKER to use the handset speakerphone feature), then dial the phone number.

-OR-

Dial the phone number first, then press(orSPEAKER).

• To end your call, press OFF or place the handset in the base or charger.

Answering calls

• Press ,SPEAKER or any dialing keys.

• To end your call, press OFF or place the handset in its telephone base or charger.

Flash function

You can use your phone with services such as call waiting.

When you subscribe to call waiting service from your telephone company, press/FLASH to switch to the new call when you receive a call waiting signal. Press/FLASH again to switch back to the original call.

Handset volume

The volume control is on the right side of the handset. During a call, press the VOL orkeys to adjust the listening volume to a comfortable level. When you reach the maximum or minimum setting, a double beep will sound. (Follow these instructions to change the volume for the handset, speakerphone or headset.)

Redial

When the handset is idle, press REDIAL/PAUSE todisplaythelastfive telephone numbers dialed from the handset (up to 32 digits for each

number). Use orto scroll through the last five numbers dialed.

When the beginning or the end of the redial list is reached, a double beep will sound.

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• The procedure to change

the volume is the same for the handset earpiece, speakerphone and headset.

REDIAL

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If the redial memory is empty, and REDIAL is pressed, a double beep will sound.

If the forward call is not answered in about 30 seconds, the external call will be returned to the originating handset.

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Handset operation

PressorSPEAKER to dial the displayed number.

Press REMOVE to erase the displayed number. You’ll hear a confirmation beep.

Press OFF to exit.

Mute

During a call, press MUTE to disable the microphone. You will not be heard but you will be able to hear the other person. The screen will briefly displayMUTED:

Press MUTE again to return to normaltwo-wayconversation.

MICROPHONE ON will display briefly.

Intercom

When not on a call, press INT. The first handset (HS1) will display:

Press the number of the handset to be called using the dial keys (1-4).

The second handset (HS2) will ring and the screen will display:

Press ,SPEAKER,INT or any dialing key on HS2 to answer the intercom call. The screen will display:

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PHONE 00:00:15

INTERCOM TO:

HANDSET 1

IS CALLING

INTERCOM