VTech DS6290 User Manual

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VTech DS6290 User Manual

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DECT 6.0 accessory handset for use with VTech model DS6291



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

Important safety instructions.

This manual has instructions on how to set up and register your new handset. For instructions on using the handset, see the Abridged user’s manual that came with your telephone base.

You may also view or download the online Complete user’s manual for a full set of installation and operation instructions at www.vtechphones.com. In Canada, visit www.vtechcanada.com.

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

Compatible with

Telephones identified with this

Hearing Aid T-Coil

logo have reduced noise and


interference when used with


most T-coil equipped hearing


aids and cochlear implants.


The TIA-1083 Compliant


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Telecommunications Industry

Association. Used under license.

Parts checklist

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

User’s manual

User’s manual


Install the battery

the battery as shown below.


Use only supplied battery.

If the handset will not be used for a long time, disconnect and remove the battery to prevent possible leakage.

To purchase a replacement battery, 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.





Connect the charger


Use only the power adapters supplied with this product.

Even if you do not subscribe to any conventional telephone service, you can pair a Bluetooth enabled cell phone to your telephone base (see Bluetooth), and use the cell line alone without plugging in a telephone line cord.

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

Charge the battery

CHARGE light remains on when charging.

Once you have installed the battery, the indicators show the battery status (see

table below).


For best performance, keep the handset in the charger when not in use.

The battery is fully charged after 12 hours of




Battery status













The screen

The battery

Charge without

is blank, or

has no charge


shows Place

or very little

(at least 30

in charger

charge. The





handset cannot








be used.









The screen

The battery has

Charge without

shows Low

enough charge


battery and

to be used for a

(at least 30




short time.













The screen

The battery is

To keep the



battery charged,



place it in the







telephone base







or charger when







not in use.








Before use

Add and register a handset

You can add new DS6290 cordless handset to your DS6291 telephone system, Your telephone system supports a maximum of 12 devices.

Register each handset with the telephone base before use. After charged, each expansion handset alternately displays To register

HS... and ...see manual alternately. Charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before registering it to the telephone base.

To register a handset:

Place the new/non-registered handset in the telephone base. The handset and

telephone base show Registering... Please wait.

The handset and telephone base show

HANDSET X registered and you hear a beep when the registration process completes. The registration process takes about 90 seconds to complete.

Deregister all devices

To replace a handset or reassign the designated handset number of a registered handset, you must deregister all devices and then individually register each handset.

To deregister all devices:

1.Press and hold /FIND HANDSET on the telephone base for about 10

seconds, when the telephone base shows

Deregister all devices?,

2.Immediately press /FIND HANDSET again within 2 seconds.

All handsets show To register HS... and ...see manual alternately when the deregistration process completes. The deregistration process takes about 10 seconds to complete.

After you registered your handset to the telephone base or power returns following a power outage, the handset will prompt you to set the date and time.

If you choose to set up the date and time, you can do it manually.

Set date and time

1.Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the month, date, and year, and then press


2.Use the dialing keys (0-9) to enter the hour and minute.

3.Scroll to choose AM or PM, and then press SAVE to save.


Check for a dial tone by pressing /HOME. 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.

Operating range

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

telephone base and handset, the weather, and the layout of your home or office.

When the handset is out of range, the handset displays Out of range OR no power at base.

If there is a call while the handset is out of

range, it may not ring, or if it does ring,


not connect well when you press


or /CELL. Move closer to the telephone base, and then press /HOME or /CELL to answer the call. If the handset moves out of range during a telephone conversation, there may be interference. To improve reception, move closer to the telephone base.

Handset overview




























1 – CHARGE light

2 – LCD display

3 – Right Soft key

Press to select the menu item displayed above the key.

While in a menu, press to select an item; or save an entry or setting.

Left Soft key


Press to

to the previous menu.

4 – /CELL 1 and /CELL 2

Make a cell call.

Answer a home or cell call.

Answer an incoming cell call when you hear a call waiting alert.


Make a home call.

Answer a home or cell call.

Press to put the current call on hold when you receive an incoming call.

Answer an incoming home call when you hear a call waiting alert.

6 – 1

Press repeatedly to add or remove 1 in front of the caller ID log entry before dialing or saving it to the directory.

Press and hold to set or dial your voicemail number.

7 –

While you have set the dial mode to pulse and on a call, press to switch to tone dialing temporarily.

8 –

Make or answer a call using the handset speakerphone.

During a call, press to switch between the speakerphone and the handset.


Press repeatedly to review the redial list.

Press and hold to insert a dialing pause while entering a number.

10 – Earpiece


Press to display the Push to talk (PTT) menu to begin a PTT call.

Press and hold to begin a one-to-group PTT call.

Press and hold while talking in a PTT call.

12 – VOLUME//

Review the directory when the phone is not in use.

Increase the listening volume during a call or message playback.

Scroll up while in a menu, or in the directory, caller ID log, or redial list.

Move the cursor to the right when entering numbers or names.


Review the caller ID log when the phone is not in use.

Decrease the listening volume during a call or message playback.

Scroll down while in a menu, or in the directory, caller ID log, or redial list.

Move the cursor to the left when entering numbers or names.


Hang up a call.

Silence the ringer temporarily while the handset is ringing.

Press and hold to erase the missed call indicator while the phone is not in use.

Press to return to the previous menu, or

press and hold to return to idle mode, without making changes.


Pressto add a space when entering


Press and hold to enter quiet mode.

Press repeatedly to show other dialing options when reviewing a caller ID log entry.


Mute the microphone during a call.

Delete digits or characters while using the dialing keys.

Delete the playing message on the handset.

Silence the ringer temporarily while the handset is ringing.

17 – Microphone

Charger overview


1 – Charging pole

ECO mode

This power conserving technology reduces power consumption for optimal battery performance. The ECO mode activates automatically whenever the handset is synchronized with the telephone base.

General product care

Taking care of your telephone

Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must be treated with care.

Avoid rough treatment

Place the handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your telephone if you ever need to 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. Do not install the telephone base near a sink, bathtub or shower.

Electrical storms

Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment. For your own safety, take caution when using electrical appliances during storms.

Cleaning your telephone

Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many years. Clean it only with a dry non-abrasive cloth. Do not use dampened cloth or cleaning solvents of any kind.


When you are not going to use the handset for some time, remove the rechargeable battery from the handset. Store the handset, the charger and the adapter in a cool and dry place.

Important safety instructions

When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury, including the following:

1.Read and understand all instructions.

2.Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

3.Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a dry non-abrasive cloth for cleaning.

4.Do not use this product near water such as near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub or a swimming pool, or in a wet basement or shower.

5.Do not place this product on an unstable table, shelf, stand or other unstable surfaces.

6.Slots and openings in the back or bottom of the telephone base and handset are provided for ventilation. To protect them from overheating, these openings must not be blocked by placing the product on a soft surface such as a bed, sofa or rug. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be placed in any area where proper 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 power supply in your home or office, consult your dealer or local power company.

8.Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product where the cord may be walked on.

9.Never push objects of any kind into this product through the slots in the telephone base or handset because they may touch dangerous voltage points or create a short circuit. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

10.To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to an authorized service facility. Opening or removing parts of the telephone base or handset other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause electric shock when the product is subsequently used.

11.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords.

12.Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to an authorized service facility under the following conditions:

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

If liquid has been spilled onto the product.

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operation instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and often requires extensive work by an authorized technician to restore the product to normal operation.

If the product has been dropped and the telephone base and/or handset has been damaged.

If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

13.Avoid using a telephone (other than cordless) during an electrical storm. There is a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

14.Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. Under certain circumstances, a spark may be created when the adapter is plugged into the wall outlet, or when the handset is replaced in its cradle. This is a common event associated with the closing of any

electrical circuit. The user should not plug the phone into a wall outlet, and should not put a charged handset into the cradle, if the phone is located in an environment containing concentrations of flammable or flame-supporting gases, unless there is adequate ventilation. A spark in such an environment could create a fire or explosion. Such environments might include: medical use of oxygen without adequate ventilation; industrial gases (cleaning solvents; gasoline vapors; etc.); a leak of natural gas; etc.

15.Only put the handset of your telephone next to your ear when it is in normal talk mode.

16.The power adapter is intended to be correctly oriented 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.


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