VTech IA5823 User Manual

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Model: ia5823
User’s Manual
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Tabel of Contents

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Parts Check List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Choose Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Install Handset Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connect Power and Telephone Line Cords . . . . . . 6
Wall Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Charge the Handset Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Set Language Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Check for Dial Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Set the Dial Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Set Handset Date and Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Handset Ringer Style/Battery Save . . . . . . . . . . 9
If you subscribe to DSL service . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Attach belt clip (optional). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Telephone Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Handset Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Base Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Temporary Tone Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Headset Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Operating Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Message Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Clear Message Waiting Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Display Screen Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Speed Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Store a Number/Name in Speed Dial . . . . . . . . 17
Edit a Speed Dial Number/Name . . . . . . . . . . 18
Delete a Speed Dial Number/Name. . . . . . . . . 19
Dial a Speed Dial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Reassign Locations in Speed Dial . . . . . . . . . 19
Telephone Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Store a Number/Name in the Directory . . . . . . . 20
Edit a Number/Name in the Directory . . . . . . . . 20
Delete a Number/Name in the Directory . . . . . . 21
Move a Number/Name to Speed Dial . . . . . . . 22
Dial a Number from the Directory . . . . . . . . . . 22
Caller ID Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
About Call History (Caller ID) . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Review Call History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Delete Records from Call History . . . . . . . . . . 25
Dial a Displayed Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Store a Call History Record in the Directory . . . . 25
Display Screen Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Battery Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Replacing the Handset Battery . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Warranty Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Important Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The RBRC® Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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NEED HELP?
This book has all the feature operation and troubleshooting you need to install
and operate your new VTech phone. Please take the time to review thoroughly
to ensure proper installation and the benefit 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 1-800-595-9511 In Canada dial 1-800-267-7377
• Important! B e fo r e u s in g th i s t e le p ho n e, you m ust r e ad
Important Safety Instructions on
page 37.

Before You Begin

Enhanced 5.8GHz technology - dual band transmission combines the best of 5.8GHz
and 900MHz technologies, providing enhanced performance over standard cordless telephones.

Parts Check List:

1. Handset
2. Base Unit
3. Battery
4. Belt Clip
5. Telephone Line Cord
6. Base Power Adaptor
7. Desk/Wall Mount Bracket
8. User’s Manual
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Handset
Base Unit
Desk/Wall Mount Bracket
Base Power Adaptor
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Battery
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Belt Clip
Telephone Line Cord
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Installation

Choose Location

For maximum performance of your cordless telephone system:
1. Choose a central location for your Base Unit.
2. Install your Base Unit and Extension Handsets away from electronic equipment, such as personal computers, television sets and microwave ovens.
3. In locations where there are multiple cordless telephones, separate base units as much as possible.
4. Install your telephone equipment away from heat sources and sunlight.
5. Avoid excessive moisture, dust or extreme cold.
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Install Handset Battery

a) Remove
battery compartment cover by pressing on the indentation and sliding downwards.
b) Align the two holes in the plug with
the socket pins, then snap the plug into place.
c)
Place the battery in the compartment with
the wires in the lower right corner.
d) Replace cover by sliding it up into place.
e) Place the handset in its base when
not in use to ensure maximum daily performance.
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• U s e on l y t h e pr ov ided VTech b a t t e r y , o r equivalent.
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Connect Power and Telephone Line Cords

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Modular telephone jack
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Standard electrical outlet
Connect the power cord. After charging the battery for at least 16 hours, connect the telephone line cord.
Installation

Wall Mounting

Your phone base unit is designed to mount on a standard telephone wall plate. Wall mounting is optional. See position one below for instructions.

Desk/Table Installation

To place your base unit on a desk or table, insert the desk/wall bracket as instructed below and shown in position one or two, depending on your preference of how you’d like the base unit to be angled.
Position One
To mount your phone on a wall, or to place it on a table or desk, refer to the diagrams illustrating position one.
• First insert the lower portion of the bracket into the grooves in the base, then snap the upper portion into place.
• Mount the base on the wall by positioning the base unit so the mounting studs will fit into the holes on the base and wall mount bracket. Slide the base unit down on the mounting studs until it locks into place.
Position Two
This position is an alternate way to install your phone on a table or desk. Position two allows a different viewing angle to your handset and base unit. Refer to the position two diagrams above.
• Insert the upper portion of the bracket into the grooves in the base.
• Snap the lower portion into place.
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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 an y trouble installing y o u r p h o n e , please refer to the
Troubleshooting
s ec t i o n n e a r th e en d o f this manual.
Installation

Charge the Handset Battery

Place the handset in the base or charger. NEEDS CHARGING will appear on the handset. Charge
the battery for at least 16 hours the first time.

Set Language Mode

• Press PROG, then press
• The current setting blinks. Press Spanish or French).
• Press SELECT to save your selection.

Check for Dial Tone

After the batteries are charged, pick up the handset and press PHONE; you should hear a dial tone.
If you do not, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section in the back of this user’s manual.

Set the Dial Mode

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, you’ll need to change the dial mode.
• Press PROG
• Press ▲ or
• Press SELECT. The current setting blinks.
• Press ▲ or
• Press SELECT to save.
.
until the screen displays DIAL MODE: and the current setting.
to select TONE or PULSE.

Set Handset 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, you can set the date and time manually:
• Press PROG, then press
until LANGUAGE is displayed. Press SELECT.
▲ or ▼
or
until the screen displays the correct language (English,
▲ or ▼
until DATE/TIME is displayed. Press SELECT.
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• The mont h is fla shing. Pre ss Press SELECT
• The day is flashing. Press
• The hour is flashing. Press
• The minute is flashing. Press Press SELECT
AM or PM
.
.
is flashing. Press
or
until the screen displays the correct day. Press SELECT.
or
until the screen displays the correct hour. Press SELECT.
▲ or ▼
▲ or ▼
to choose between AM or PM. Press SELECT.
▲ or ▼

Handset Ringer Style/Battery Save

You can select from four different handset ringer styles, or turn the ringer off and extend the battery life.
1. With the handset in idle (off)
2. Press▲ or
3. Press SELECT
4. Press
5. Press SELECT ringer setting
until the screen displays RINGER: and the current setting.
. The current setting blinks, and you will hear a sample of the ring.
to select RINGER: 1, 2, 3, 4 or OFF. You will hear a sample of each ring tone.
▲ or▼
to choose the displayed
.
mode, press PROG.

If you subscribe to DSL service:

If you hear noise during conversations and/or your caller ID features aren’t functioning properly, install a noise filter to the telephone line between the base unit and the telephone line jack. Contact your DSL provider to obtain a noise filter.
until the scr een displa ys the co rrect mont h.
until the screen di splay s the corr ect minute.
Noiser filter (For xDSL users)
Telephone line cord
To single telephone jack (RJ11C)
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• In the event of a power outage, or if yo ur pho ne’ s p ower c or d i s un p lug ged , th e time setting will be lost.
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Setup

Installation
Attach belt clip (optional).
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To remove

Telephone Operation

Handset Operation

1. Make a Call
Press PHONE, then dial the
number.
-OR- Dial the number (use v
to backspace and make corrections), then press PHONE to call.

Flash /Call Waiting

2. During a call, press to receive an incoming call, if call waiting is activated.

3. Channel

Press CHAN to switch to a

clear channel while on a call. Delete

4. When viewing the call log, press to delete the current record displayed. While handset is in idle mode, press and hold to delete all records in the call log.

Answer a Call

5. Press any key to answer a call (except OFF).
/CID and /DIR
6.
/ CID
• While on a call, press to
decrease the volume. A double beep will sound when you reach the lowest setting.
• While phone is not un use,
press to display caller ID information.
• While entering names or numbers into memory, press to delete last character entered.
/DIR
• While on a call, press to increase the volume. A double beep will sound when you reach the highest setting.
• While phone is not in use, press to display directory entries.
• While entering names or numbers, press to add a space.

Select

7. Press to display menu, or to select highlighted item from menu.
8. Off During a call, press to hang up. While using menus, press to cancel an operation, back up, or exit the menu display
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Redial/Pause Press to view redial memory. While entering numbers, press and hold to insert a dialing pause.

10. Program

• With the handset in idle
(on-hook), press to enter programming mode
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Telephone Operation

Base Operation

11. Message Waiting Indicator
If you subscribe to telephone company
voice mail with a visual message waiting
signal, this light flashes, and MESSAGE
WAITING displays on the handset screen
when you have voice mail waiting.
12. Locate Handset
Press to page the handset. Press again,
press OFF on handset, or place handset in
the base to cancel the page.
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. In use/Charge Indicator
• Flashes slowly when the handset is in use.
• Glows steadily when the handset is
charging in its base.
• Flashes in unison with an incoming call’s
ringing.
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Telephone Operation

Temporary Tone Dialing

If you have pulse (rotary) service, you can change from dial 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. When you end the call by pressing OFF, the phone automatically returns to pulse service.

Headset Jack

You can use this telephone handsfree when you install any VTech 2.5 mm headset, purchased separately.
Plug the headset into the jack located on the right side of the handset (under the small rubber flap). Do not force the connection, but make sure the plug fits securely.
• Tem po rary tone dial mode is use ful if you need to send touc h tone signals for access to telephone bank ing or long distance services.
• T o p u r chas e a headset, vi sit us on the web at www. vtechphones.com or call VTech Cus tom er Service at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, contact VTech Telecommu nications Canada Ltd. at www.vtech canada.com or 1­800-267-7377.
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