VTech CS6199-4 User Manual

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Abridged user’s manual


DECT 6.0 cordless telephone

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To help protect the environment, this Abridged user’s manual provides you with basic installation and use instructions. A limited set of features are described in abbreviated form.

Please refer to the online Complete user’s manual for a full set of installation and operation instructions at www.vtechphones.com.

Before using this VTech product, please read Important safety instructions on page 11 of this user’s manual.

Parts checklist

Your telephone package contains the following items. Save your sales receipt and original packaging in the event warranty service is necessary.







































Handsets (4)

Chargers and

Telephone base





charger adapters (3)
















line cord













































Abridged user’s manual



Quick start guide




































































Telephone base


Batteries (4) Abridged user’s

Quick start

power adapter





covers (4)







VTech CS6199-4 User Manual

Telephone base and charger installation

Install the telephone base and charger as shown below.

Telephone wall jack

A DSL filter (not included) is required if you have DSL high-

speed Internet service.

The DSL filter must be plugged into the telephone wall jack.

Electrical outlet (not controlled by a wall switch)

Telephone base power adapter

Telephone line cord


Telephone base

Charger adapter

Use only the power adapters and batteries supplied with this product.

To order replacements, visit our website at www.vtechphones.com or call

1 (800) 595-9511. In Canada, go to www.vtechcanada.com or call 1 (800) 267-7377.


If you subscribe to telephone service from a cable company or a VoIP service provider, contact your cable/VoIP service provider for more information.

Battery installation

Install the battery as shown below.

. Insert the battery connector

. Place the battery with the label

securely into the socket.

THIS SIDE UP facing up and


the wires inside the battery



3.Slide the battery compartment cover towards the center of the handset until it clicks into place.

4.Place the handset in the telephone base or charger to charge.

The LCD backlight turns on for 10 seconds to denote the battery starts to charge.


Check for a dial tone by pressing . If you hear a dial tone, the installation is successful.

If you do not hear a dial tone:

Make sure the installation procedures described above are properly done.

It may be a wiring problem. If you have changed your telephone service to digital service from a cable company or a VoIP service provider, the telephone line may need to be rewired to allow all existing telephone jacks to work. Contact your cable/VoIP service provider for more information.

Battery charging

Once you have installed the battery, the screen indicates the battery status. For best performance, keep the handset in the telephone base or charger when not in use. The battery is fully charged after 11 hours of continuous charging.

Battery indicators

Battery status













The screen is blank, or

The battery has no or very little

Charge without interruption

displays Put in charger

charge. The handset cannot

(at least 30 minutes).






be used.
















The screen displays

The battery has enough charge

Charge without interruption

Low battery and





to be used for a short time.

(about 30 minutes).














The screen displays

The battery is charged.

To keep the battery



charged, place it in the











telephone base or charger











when not in use.












Handset overview




• Show the menu.

• Review the directory when

• While in a menu, press to

the phone is not in use.


select an item, or save an

• Increase the listening volume


entry or setting.



during a call or message



• Hang up a call.

• Scroll up while in a menu, or

Silence the ringer temporarily

in the directory, caller ID log


while the handset is ringing.

or redial list.


Press and hold to erase the

• Move the cursor to the right


missed call indicator while the

when entering numbers or



phone is not in use.



• Press to return to the previous




menu, or press and hold to

• Press repeatedly to review


return to idle mode, without


making changes.

the redial list.




Press and hold to insert a


dialing pause while dialing

• Review the caller ID log when

or entering a number.


the phone is not in use.




• Decrease the listening volume


during a call or message

• Make or answer a call.




• Answer another incoming


• Scroll down while in a menu,

call during a call.


or in the directory, caller ID log





or redial list.

• Move the cursor to the left

• Press repeatedly to add


when entering numbers or

or remove 1 in front of




the caller ID log entry



before dialing or saving


it to the directory.

Press and hold to set and turn

Press and hold to set or


on the quiet mode, or turn it off.

dial your voicemail number.

• Press repeatedly to show other




dialing options when reviewing


a caller ID log entry.

• Switch to tone dialing



temporarily during a call.


• Start an intercom conversation



or transfer a call.

• Make or answer a call using


the handset speakerphone.

• Mute the microphone during

• During a call, press to switch


a call.

between the speakerphone and


Delete digits or characters

the handset.



while using the dialing keys.

Dialing keys

Silence the ringer temporarily

• Enter numbers or characters.


while the handset is ringing.

• Delete the displayed entry

• Answer an incoming call.


while in the directory, caller ID





log or redial list.

Telephone base overview

Message window

• Shows the number of messages, and other information of the answering system or telephone base.

VOL+ andVOL-

• Adjust the volume during message playback.

• Adjust the telephone base ringer volume when the phone is not in use.


Delete the playing message.

Press twice to delete all previously reviewed

messages when the phone is not in use.

Press to page all system handsets.


Press to repeat a message.

Press twice to play the previous message.


Skip to the next message.


Turn the answering system on or off.


Play or stop playing messages.

Using the menu

. Press MENU when the phone is not in use.

. Press or until the screen displays the desired feature menu. 3. Press SELECT.

To return to the previous menu, press CANCEL.

To return to idle mode, press and hold CANCEL.

Telephone settings

Default settings are indicated by asterisks (*).

Settings menu






LCD language

Set the screen display language.











Voicemail #

Set the speed dial voicemail number.

Voicemail #







Clr voicemail

Turn off the voicemail indicators (see the note

Reset VM Icon?







Key tone

Set whether the handset beeps whenever a

Key tone:On*


key is pressed.

Key tone:Off






Home area code

Set the home area code so that the caller ID

Home area code


log stores only seven digits for local

_ _ _


telephone numbers.





Dial mode

Set the telephone to be touch-tone or pulse










Use the Clr voicemail feature when the telephone indicates there is new voicemail but there is none. For example, when you have accessed your voicemail while away from home. The Clr voicemail feature only turns off the indicators; it does not delete your voicemail messages. As long as you have new voicemail messages, your telephone service provider continues to send the signal that turns on the indicators.

The following are some of the telephone features you may wish to set. Refer to Telephone settings in the online Complete user’s manual for complete instructions on setting all telephone features.

Set date and time

If you subscribe to caller ID service, the day, month and time are set automatically with each incoming call. You can also set the date and time manually.

. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.

. Scroll to Set date/time and then press SELECT.

3.Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month (MM), date (DD) and year (YY). Then press SELECT.

4.Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour (HH) and minute (MM). Then pressorto choose AM or PM.

. Press SELECT.

Ringer volume (handset)

You can adjust the ringer volume level, or turn the ringer off.. Press MENU when the handset is not in use.

. Scroll to Ringers and then press SELECT twice.

3. Press or to sample each volume level, then press SELECT.

When the ringer volume is set to Off, the handset still rings when you press on the telephone base.

Telephone operation

Make a call

• Press or and then dial the telephone number.

Answer a call

• Press , or any dialing key.

End a call

Press OFF or put the handset to the telephone base or charger.


• During a call, press to switch between speakerphone and normal handset use.


During a call, press VOLUME/ or VOLUME/ to adjust the listening volume.


The mute function allows you to hear the other party but the other party cannot hear you.. During a call, press MUTE. The screen displays Muted.

. Press MUTE again to resume the conversation. The screen displays

Microphone on briefly.

Call waiting

When you subscribe to call waiting service from your telephone service provider, you hear an alert tone if there is an incoming call while you are already on a call.

Press FLASH to put the current call on hold and take the new call.

Press FLASH at any time to switch back and forth between calls.

Temporary ringer silencing

When the telephone is ringing, you can temporarily silence the ringer of that handset without disconnecting the call. The next call rings normally at the preset volume.

Press OFF or MUTE, then displays and Ringer muted displays briefly.

Temporary tone dialing

If you have pulse (rotary) service only, you can switch from pulse to touch-tone dialing temporarily during a call.

. During a call, press TONE.

. Use the dialing keys to enter the relevant number. The telephone sends touch-tone signals. It automatically returns to pulse dialing mode after you end the call.

Find handset

Use this feature to find all system handsets.

To start paging:

• Press on the telephone base. All idle handsets ring and display ** Paging **.

To end paging:

• Press on the telephone base.

• Press , , OFF or any dialing key on a handset.

• Place the handset in the telephone base or charger.

Do not press and hold for more than four seconds. It may lead to handset deregistration. If To register HS...

and ...see manual displays alternately on the handset, refer to Troubleshooting to register the handset to the telephone base.

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