VTech IS8151, IS8151-2, IS8151-3, IS8151-4, IS8151-5, IS8152-5 Quick Start Guide

VTech IS8151, IS8151-2, IS8151-3, IS8151-4, IS8151-5, IS8152-5 Quick Start Guide

Also See for IS8151:
VTech IS8151, IS8151-2, IS8151-3, IS8151-4, IS8151-5, IS8152-5 Quick Start Guide

What's in the box


1 set for IS8151
2 sets for IS8151-2
3 sets for IS8151-3
4 sets for IS8151-4
5 sets for IS8151-5/ IS8152-5


1 set for IS8151-2
2 sets for IS8151-3
3 sets for IS8151-4
4 sets for IS8151-5/ IS8152-5

Connect and install

  1. Connect the telephone base
    If you subscribe to digital subscriber line (DSL) high-speed Internet service through your telephone line, make sure you connect a DSL filter (not included) to the telephone wall jack.
  2. Install the battery
    Connect and install - Step 1 - Install the battery
  3. Connect the charger
    Connect and install - Step 2 - Connect the charger
  4. Charge the battery
    Connect and install - Step 3 - Charge the battery

Display

Display - Handset
Handset

Display - Telephone base
Telephone base

Option displayed above a softkey.
Press or to select.
The handset battery low and needs charging.
The handset battery is charging.
Handset indicates the handset number.
Handset or telephone base ringer is off.
New voicemail received from your telephone service provider.
The HOME line is in use.
Bluetooth device is active.
Bluetooth device is in use.
Wireless Bluetooth headset is in use.
Answering system is on.
There are new caller ID log entries and/or new messages.

Setup

After you install your telephone or power returns following a power outage and battery depletion, the handset and telephone base will prompt you to set the date and time, and to configure the Smart call blocker and answering system through voice guide.

Date and time

Follow the steps below to set the date and time. For example, if the date is 25 July, 2019, and the time is 12:05 AM:

When the handset and telephone base prompts you to set the date and time

  1. Enter the date.
    Setup - Setting the date
  2. Press .
  3. Enter the time.
  4. Press .

Voice guide for the Unit

After setting the date and time, the handset and telephone base will prompt if you want to set Smart call blocker and the answering system. For more details, see Use voice guide to set Smart call blocker in the Introducing Smart call blocker leaflet and Use voice guide to set Answsering system in the online help topics.

When the handset and telephone base prompt you to set up the Smart call blocker via voice guide


Press


"Hello! This voice guide will assist you with the basic setup of Smart call blocker"

Setup your Smart call blocker by inputting the designated numbers as instructed in the voice guide.

When the handset and telephone base prompt you to set up the answering system via voice guide


Press


"Hello! This voice guide will assist you with the basic setup of your answering system"

Setup your answering system by inputting the designated numbers as instructed in the voice guide.

Operate

Make a home call


  1. -OR-

Make a cell call


  1. -OR-
  2. Enter the phone number.

Answer a home call


-OR-

-OR-
Press any dialing keys to answer

Answer a cell call


-OR-

-OR-
Press any dialing keys to answer

End a home call


-OR-
Return the handset to the telephone base or charger

End a cell call


-OR-
Return the handset to the telephone base or charger

Volume

LCD language setting

If you accidentally set the LCD language to Spanish or French, press MENU and then enter 364# to change the handset LCD language back to English while the handset is not in use.

Bluetooth

To use a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone with your telephone, you must first pair and connect your Bluetooth cellular phone with the telephone base.
Before you begin, make sure that you have cellular coverage and your Bluetooth enabled cell phone is not connected to any other Bluetooth device.

Add a Bluetooth cell phone

  1. Press on the telephone base.
  2. Press / to scroll to Bluetooth, then press .
  3. Press to select Add device.
  4. Press to select Add cellular.
  5. Press .
  6. Press .
  7. Once your cellphone finds your telephone (VTech DECT 6.0), press appropriate key on your cell phone to continue the pairing process.

Add a Bluetooth headset

  1. Press on the telephone base.
  2. Press / to scroll to Bluetooth, then press .
  3. Press to select Add device.
  4. Press / to scroll to Add headset, then press .
  5. Press .
  6. Press .
  7. Place your headset next to the base to continue the pairing process.

Download a cell phone directory using the telephone base

Before downloading a directory, make sure the cell phone is paired, active, and connected to your IS8151.

  1. Press on the telephone base.
    Download a cell phone directory - Step 1
  2. Press / to scroll to Bluetooth, then press .
    Download a cell phone directory - Step 2
  3. Press / to scroll to Download PB, then press .
    Download a cell phone directory - Step 3
  4. Press .
    Download a cell phone directory - Step 4
    Download a cell phone directory - Step 5

information Note

Activate remote voice control

Make sure your cell phone is paired and connected to your telephone system via Bluetooth.

  1. Press VOICE on the handset.

    Activate remote voice control - Step 1
    -OR-
    Press VOICE on the telephone base.

    Activate remote voice control - Step 2
  2. Speak toward the telephone base or handset, and then wait for feedback.
    Activate remote voice control - Step 3
  3. Press to end.
    Activate remote voice control - Step 4

Phonebook

The phonebook can store up to 4200 entries, including downloaded cellphone phonebooks, which are shared by all handsets and the telephone base. Each entry may consist of a telephone number up to 30 digits, and a name up to 15 characters.

Add a phonebook entry

  1. Enter the phone number.
  2. Press .
  3. Press .
  4. Press / to scroll to the desired label, then press .
  5. Enter the name, then press .

Review phonebook entries

  1. Press
  2. Press / to 2 choose the desired phonebook, then press .
  3. Press / to browse the entries.

Dial a phonebook entry

When your desired phonebook entry displays:

Dialing a phonebook entry

Delete a phonebook entry

When your desired phonebook entry displays:

  1. Handset:

    -OR-
    Telephone base:
    Press to delete.
  2. Press .

Caller ID

If you subscribe to caller ID service, information about each caller appears after the first or second ring.
The caller ID log stores up to 50 entries. Each entry has up to 24 digits for the phone number and 15 characters for the name.

Review caller ID log entries

Handset:

  1. Press .
  2. Press / to browse the entries.

Telephone base:

  1. Press .
  2. Press / to browse the entries.

Delete a caller ID log entry

When your desired caller ID entry displays on the handset or telephone base screen:

Handset:

-OR-
Telephone base:


Press to delete.

Save a caller ID log entry to the phonebook

When your desired caller ID entry displays on the handset.

  1. Press .
  2. Press to select phonebook.
  3. Edit the phone number if needed, then press .
  4. Press / to scroll to the desired label, then press .
  5. Edit the name if needed, then press .

Dial a caller ID log entry

When your desired caller ID entry displays on the handset or telephone base screen:
Dialing a caller ID log entry

Answering system

About the built-in answering system and voicemail service

For message recording, your telephone has a built-in answering system, and it also supports voicemail service offered by your telephone service provider (subscription is required, and fee may apply).
Built-in answering system VS Voicemail service


Built-in answering system

Voicemail service
Supported by Telephone system Telephone service provider
Subscription No Yes
Fees No May apply
Answer incoming calls
  • After 3 rings by default.
  • It can be changed via handset or the telephone base menu.
  • Usually after 2 rings.
  • It can be changed by contacting your telephone service provider.
Storage Telephone base Server or System
Display new messages
  • Handset - XX new messages
  • Telephone base - XX new messages
  • Handset - and New voicemail
  • Telephone base -
Retrieve messages
  • Press on the telephone base; OR
  • Press , and then select Play messages on the handset; OR
  • Access remotely with an access code.
  • Press on the dialpad, and enter an access number from your telephone service provider.

Turn the built-in answering system on or off On the telephone base


Press to turn on; press again to turn off.

Message playback

Handset:
Press , then press to select Play messages.

- OR -

Telephone base:

Set number of rings

You can set your answering system to answer calls at least two rings earlier than your voicemail service. For example, if your voicemail service answers after six rings, set your answering system to answer after four rings. Thus, if you are on a call, or if the answering system is busy recording a message and you receive another call, the second caller can leave a voicemail message. HS01

  1. Press .
  2. Press / to scroll to Answering sys, then press .
  3. Press / to scroll to Ans sys setup, then press .
  4. Press / to scroll to # of rings, then press .
  5. Press / to scroll to the desired number of rings, then press .

Skip a message

Telephone base:

- OR -
Handset:

Press to skip.

Repeat the playing message

Telephone base:

- OR -
Handset:

Press to skip.

Play the previous message

Telephone base:
Answering system - Playing the previous message
- OR -
Handset:

Press twice.

Delete all messages

Handset:

  1. Press .
  2. Press / to scroll to Answering sys, then press .
  3. Press / to scroll to Delete all old, then press .
  4. Press .

Telephone base:
Answering system - Deleting all messages

Need help

For operations and guides to help you using your telephone, and for latest information and supports, go and check the online help topics and online FAQs.
Use your smartphone or mobile device to access our online help.

You can also call our Customer Support at 1 (800) 595-9511 [in US] or 1 (800) 267-7377 [in Canada] for help.

Documents / Resources

References

Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

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