VTech 5878, 5882 User Manual

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Quick start guide

for models ia5870/5878/5882

STEP 1 Connect power to telephone base and chargers then connect telephone line to telephone base

Plug the connector into the power jack at the bottom of the telephone base and chargers then plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch.

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 modular wall telephone outlet.

NOTE: Use only the power adapter supplied with your VTech telephone or equivalent.

STEP 2 Install the battery

Align the two holes in the plug with the socket pins matching the color-codedlabel in the battery compartment of the handset, then snap the plug securely into place.

Place the battery in the compartment with the wires in the upper right corner.

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

For optimal performance, we recommend that you charge the handset for 16 hours. Note that the new battery may have enough charge for some calls.

STEP 4 Set the answering system clock

• Press CLOCK to hear the current clock setting.

• Press CLOCK again to change the settings.

• Press /SKIP or/REPEAT to change the year, hour, minute or date.

When the correct setting is announced, press CLOCK to advance to the next setting.

STEP 3 Make, receive, and end calls Make a call

• Press TALK/FLASH to ensure there is a dial tone, then dial the telephone number.



STEP 5 Turn the answering system on and off



The answering system must be turned on to function.





If the answering system is turned off, the telephone



base light will be off.



To turn the answering system on/off:



• Press ANS ON/OFF to select on or off.

For predialing:

• Dial the number (press to backspace, or pressand hold REDIAL/PAUSE to insert a pause).

Receive a call

• Press TALK/FLASH or any dialing keys(0-9, #, *)


STEP 6 Record outgoing announcement


The telephone is pre-setwith the announcement “Hello, please leave a message after the tone.” To replace the announcement with your own:

End a call

Press OFF, or put the handset in the telephone base or charger.


Press ANNC and the system announces

“Announcement, press PLAY or pressRECORD.”

Press RECORD to record, and the system announces“Record after the tone. Press STOP when you are done.”

After the tone, speak towards the microphone at the front right of the telephone base from about nine inches away.

Press /PLAY/STOP when finished and the answering system will automatically playback the newly recorded announcement.


For complete feature instructions, please refer to your user’s manual.

STEP 7 Charge the battery

The battery may have enough charge for a short call. For best performance, charge the battery for at least 16 hours.

To charge the handset, place it in the telephone base or charger.

The CHARGE light on the telephone base or charger will be on when the handset is properly positioned. SeeTroubleshooting in the user’s manual if theCHARGE light is not on.

For installation and use of the belt clip and the wall mount bracket, please consult the user’s manual.


If your product is not working properly:

Refer to the Troubleshooting section of your user’s manual.

Visit our website at www.vtechphones.com, or in Canada, www.vtechcanada.com.

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