Monday, December 14, 2009

VTech(R) Introduces its First Two-Line DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone System

The New DS6151 Offers Most Affordable and Advanced Communication Solution of its Kind

BEAVERTON, Ore., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. (HKSE: 303; ADR: VTKHY) and the largest U.S. cordless phone manufacturer, today announced its first two-line phone with DECT 6.0 technology. Available now for just $79.95, the DS6151 is the most affordable system of its kind, making it ideal for busy households and small businesses.

Based on DECT 6.0 technology, the feature-rich and expandable VTech DS6151 offers superior sound quality, range and interference-free calls. As a two-line system priced at nearly half the cost of similarly-featured phones, the DS6151 is perfect for small businesses as well as for homes using dial-up Internet service or to provide separate lines for different family members.

Additionally, the system includes a digital answering machine with a dedicated mailbox for each line. As a result, users have peace-of-mind that their calls with family, friends or business associates are secure, and can enjoy smoother, more organized communication.

"This solution is great for people working at home, families that need separate lines or consumers who still use dial-up Internet service," said Matt Ramage, senior vice president, product management, VTech Communications, Inc. "With its smart design elements and budget-friendly price, the DS6151 is a new breed of two-line home communication."

Designed for Functionality

The DS6151 has optional expandability up to 12 handsets with only one phone jack (using the DS6301 accessory handset, sold separately for $29.95), making it easy to answer landline calls from any room. Along with two-line functionality, VTech designed the DS6151 to simplify any household or business communication with features including handset and base speakerphone and the ability to transfer and conference between handsets. Users also can conference an outside call between the two lines.

Other key features include an extra large LCD with blue backlighting, larger display font and a tilted base station display for easy viewing, plus dual caller ID.

Product Availability

The VTech DS6151 is available now at and will be sold at Best Buy and OfficeMax retail stores nationwide in Spring 2010.

Additional product highlights include the following:

Model Key Features Price
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DS6151 -- DECT 6.0 digital technology, which $79.95
provides the best sound quality, security
and range in cordless phones

-- Expandable up to 12 handsets using only
one phone jack - uses DS6101 accessory

-- Extra large base LCD with blue

-- Digital answering system with two
separate mailboxes for each line

-- Handset and base speakerphone for
"hands-free" conversations

-- High-gloss finishing and large font
for easy viewing

-- Intercom, transfer and conference
between handsets

-- Voicemail waiting indicator

-- Handset volume control

-- Audible time and date stamp on recorded

-- Available now at:
and Best Buy and OfficeMax stores
nationwide (May 2010)
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DS6101 -- DECT 6.0 digital technology provides the $29.95
best sound quality, security and range in
cordless phones

-- Accessory handset only - requires the
DS6151 to operate

-- Intercom, transfer and conference
between handsets

-- Handset speakerphone for "hands-free"

-- Voicemail waiting indicator

-- Handset volume control

-- Available now at: