Audiovox PM-8912 User`s guide

Audiovox 8912
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i
Section 1: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
1A. Setting Up Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Setting Up Your Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Section 2: Understanding Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
2A. Your Phone:The Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Front View of Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Key Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Viewing the Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Features of Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Turning Your Phone On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using Your Phone’s Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Displaying Your Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Making and Answering Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Making Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Answering Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Missed Call Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Changing the Ringer Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Speaker Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Voice Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Key Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Muting a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Silent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Send My Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Calling Emergency Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Dialing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
In-Call Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
End-of-Call Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Saving a Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Finding a Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Dialing and Saving Phone Numbers With Pauses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Dialing From the Internal Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Using One-Touch/Two-Touch Speed Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Entering Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Selecting a Character Input Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Entering Characters Using T9 Text Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Adding a Word to the T9 Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Entering Characters by Tapping the Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Entering Numbers, Symbols and Emoticon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
2B. ControllingYour Phone’s Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Ringers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Roam Ringer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Tone Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Menu Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Sub LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Greeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Games/Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Message Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Location Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Callback Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Pre-Set Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Airplane Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Others Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Call Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Auto Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Auto Redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
TTY Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Voice Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Key Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Phone Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
2C. Setting Your Phone’s Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Setting Your Phone’s Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Lock Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Change Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Special Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Limit Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Erasing Your Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Erasing Your Downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Resetting Your Picture Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Resetting Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Enabling Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Web Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Updating Your Web Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
2D. ControllingYour Roaming Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Understanding Roaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Setting Your Phone’s Roam Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Controlling Roaming Charges Using Call Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
2E. NavigatingThrough Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Menu Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Menu Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Viewing the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
2F. Managing Call History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Viewing History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Missed Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Outgoing Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Incoming Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
All Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Erase History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
2G. Using the Internal Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Internal Phone Book Entry Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Adding a New Internal Phone Book Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Finding Internal Phone Book Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Speed Dial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
My Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Using Group Internal Phone Book Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Dialing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Directory Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
2H. Personal Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Memo Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
World Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Stopwatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
2I. Using Your Phone’s Voice Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Voice Recognition Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Voice Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Voice Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Train Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Shutter Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
2J. Using Your Phone’s Built-in Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Taking Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
My Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Online Albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Managing Picture Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Account Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Section 3: Using Service Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
3A. Service Features:The Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Using Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Setting Up Your Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Voicemail Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Retrieving Your Voicemail Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Voicemail Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Clear Envelope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Voicemail Menu Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Using SMS Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Composing SMS Text Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Accessing SMS Text Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Using Canned (Pre-set) Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Using Caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Responding to Call Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Making a Three-Way Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Using Call Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
3B. Data Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Getting Started With Data Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Your User Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Launching a Data Service Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Web Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Browsing the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Accessing Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Message Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Accessing Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Accessing Email Providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Accessing Instant Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Accessing Wireless Chatrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Sending Picture Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Downloading Premium Services Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Accessing the Download Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Downloading an Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Using My Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Checking Data Folder Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Erasing a Downloaded File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Accessing Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Accessing Ringers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Accessing Screen Savers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Accessing Applications and Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Exploring the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Data Service FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Section 4: Safety Guidelines and Warranty Information 151
4A. Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Getting the Most Out of Your Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Caring for the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Acknowledging Special Precautions and the FCC Notice . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Consumer Information on Wireless Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Owner’s Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
User’s Guide Proprietary Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
4B. Manufacturer’s Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Manufacturer’s Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Introduction
This User's Guide introduces you to all the features of your new phone.
It's divided into four sections:
Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: Understanding Your Phone
Section 3: Using Service Features
Section 4: Safety Guidelines and Warranty Information
Throughout the guide, you'll find tips that highlight special shortcuts
and timely reminders to help you make the most of your new phone and
service. The Table of Contents and Index will help you locate specific
information quickly.
You'll get the most out of your phone if you read each section. However,
if you'd like to get right to a specific feature, simply turn to that page.
Follow the instructions in that section and you'll be ready to use your
phone in no time.
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Section 1
Getting Started
Section 1A
Setting Up Service
In This Section
Getting Started
Setting Up Your Voicemail
Getting Help
Setting up service on your new phone is quick and easy.
This section walks you through the necessary steps to set up your
phone, unlock your phone, set up your voicemail, establish passwords,
and contact your service provider for assistance.
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Getting Started
Unlocking Your Phone
Follow these steps to unlock your phone:
1. To turn the phone on, press and hold
.
2. When lock icon appears on the display, press
(Unlock) then
enter your 4-digit password to unlock your phone.
Tip:
If you can’t recall your lock code, try using the last four digits of either your
Social Security number or Phone Number or try 0000. If none of these work,
call your service provider.
Activating Your Phone
To activate your phone, please contact your service provider.
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Setting Up Your Voicemail
All unanswered calls to your phone are automatically transferred to
your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. Therefore,
set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is
activated.
To set up voicemail:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Messaging (
3. Select Voicemail (
4. Select Call (
- or Press
(Menu).
).
).
).
or press and hold
.
5. Follow the system prompts to create your pass code, record
your greeting, record your name announcement, then choose
whether to activate One-Touch Message Access (a feature that
lets you access messages simply by pressing and holding
,
bypassing the need for you to enter your pass code).
Note:
The voicemail setup process may vary in certain Affiliate areas.
Tip:
To activate One-Touch Message Access, press and hold
.
For more information about using your voicemail,
see “Using Voicemail”on page 116.
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Getting Help
Reaching Customer Service
You can reach your service provider’s customer service by:
Dialing
on your Phone.
Directory Assistance
Directory Assistance provides a variety of services, including
residential, business, and government listings; assistance with local
or long-distance calls; movie listings; hotel, restaurant, shopping, and
major local event information. There may be a per-call charge and
you will be billed for airtime.
Operator Services
Operator Services can provide assistance in placing collect calls or
calls billed to a local telephone calling card or third party.
Note:
Press
.
Operator Services may not be available in all Affiliate markets.
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Section 2
Understanding Your
Phone
Section 2A
Your Phone:The Basics
In This Section
Front View of Your Phone
Viewing the Display Screen
Features of Your Phone
Turning Your Phone On and Off
Using Your Phone’s Battery
Displaying Your Phone Number
Making and Answering Calls
Entering Text
Your phone is packed with features that simplify your life and expand your
ability to stay connected to the people and information that are important to
you. This section will guide you through the basic functions and calling
features of your phone.
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Front View of Your Phone
12. Headset Jack
16. Status LED
15. External Display
11. Side Camera
Key
14. Camera Flash
10. Volume Keys
13. Camera Lens
9. Earpiece
1. Softkey Buttons
8. Main Display
2. Navigation
Key
3. Talk
7. OK Button and
Camera Menu
6. End (Power)
4. Back
5. Keyguard
Mode
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Key Functions
1. Softkey Buttons:
Press the left or right softkey button to access the corresponding
menu or function displayed on the bottom line.
Press the right softkey button to access a text message, voice
message, or picture message in standby mode.
2. Navigation Key:
In standby mode: Press up to access Web browsing service, down
to access the Downloads, right to access the Schedule, and
left to access the Phone Book.
- Phone Book
- Downloads
- Schedule
- Web Browsing Service
Inside the Menu: Use to scroll through menu options, or to select
a function displayed on the bottom line of the screen.
3. Talk: Press to make or receive a call.
4. Back: Press to return to the previous page or to clear a digit from
the display. When making a call, press and hold to erase the entire
number.
5. Keyguard Mode: Press and hold
to enter Keyguard mode.
6. End (Power): Press to turn the phone on or off, to terminate a call,
or to return to standby mode.
7. OK Button and Camera Menu: Lets you select highlighted menu
items and confirm actions.
Short Press: Pictures Menu.
Long Press: Camera Mode Launch.
8. Main Display: Displays the phone’s main menu, features,
modes, etc.
9. Earpiece: Lets you hear the caller ’s voice.
10. Volume Key: Press to adjust the volume during a call, or turn off the
ringer while ringing. Press to adjust the ringer volume in standby
mode.
11. Side Camera Key: Press to access Camera Preview.
12. Headset Jack: Insert the plug of the headset (must be purchased
separately) for hands-free listening.
13. Camera Lens: This built-in camera lens lets you take pictures.
14. Camera Flash: Provides flash functionality when the device is set to
flash option in Camera mode.
15. External Display: Lets you monitor the phone’s status and see who’s
calling without opening the phone.
16. Status LED: Displays your phone’s connection status at a glance.
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Viewing the Display Screen
This list identifies the symbols you’ll see on your display screen:
Shows your current signal strength.
The more lines you have, the stronger your signal.
Means your phone cannot find a signal.
Tells you a call is in progress.
Indicates you are “Roaming”off the available network. (If you
are roaming on an analog system, your phone displays the
icon and an “Analog Roam”text alert. If you are roaming on a
digital system, your phone displays the
icon and a “Digital
Roam”text alert.)
Indicates you have new text messages.
Indicates you have voicemail messages.
Press
or press and hold
to call your
voicemail.
Indicates you have new text + voice messages.
Indicates you have urgent messages.
Battery charging level – the more blocks, the stronger the
charge.
Indicates that the phone is in Auto Answer mode.
Indicates that the phone's microphone is muted (the caller
cannot hear you or any sound from your side, though you can
still hear his or her voice).
Indicates the Location Service of your phone is enabled.
Indicates the Location Service of your phone is disabled.
Indicates data service access is active.
Indicates your phone is receiving data.
Indicates your phone is transmitting data.
Indicates data service access is dormant.
Indicates data service access is unavailable.
Appears when either an event or an alarm is set.
Appears when “High&Vibrate”is selected as the ring mode.
Appears when a “Ringer”is selected as the ring mode.
Appears when “Vibrate On”is selected as the ring mode.
Appears when “Ringer Off”is selected as the ring mode.
Appears when “Silence All”is selected as the ring mode.
Indicates your phone is in TTY mode.
Indicates TTY mode is off.
Indicates an emergency call is in progress.
Indicates that a headset is connected.
Indicates your phone is locked.
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Indicates that your phone’s ringing tones or warning tones
have been silenced.
Indicates speakerphone mode is active.
Indicates secure level 1 mode.
Indicates secure level 2 mode.
Tip:
Display indicators let you know when you’re off the network available to
you and whether you’re operating in digital or analog mode.
Features of Your Phone
Congratulations on the purchase of your phone. Audiovox 8912 is
lightweight, easy-to-use, and reliable. It also offers many significant
features and service options:
Dual-band capability provides access to other Digital and Analog
Networks where roaming agreements have been implemented
(page 64).
Built-in camera allows you to take a picture. You can also send
pictures to your friends and family, use a photo sharing site for
storage, upload pictures to a personal Website, or send images to
a site for printing (pages 101).
Data service provides access to the wireless Internet in digital
mode (page 125).
The built-in organizer lets you schedule alerts to remind you of
important events (page 86).
The internal phone book allows you to store up to 300 phone
numbers (page 81).
You can dial Speed Dial entries using one key press for locations
2-9 or two key presses for locations 10-20 (page 82).
Your phone is equipped with a Location feature which will allow
the network to detect your position, making some
Applications easier to use (page 42).
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Turning Your Phone On and Off
Turning Your Phone On
To turn your phone on, press and hold
two seconds.
for approximately
Once your phone is on, you may see “System Searching,” which
indicates that your phone is searching for a signal. When your phone
finds a signal, it automatically enters standby mode – the phone’s idle
state. At this point, you are ready to begin making and receiving calls.
If your phone is unable to find a signal after 15 minutes of searching, a
Power Save feature is automatically activated. When a signal is found,
your phone automatically returns to standby mode.
In Power Save mode, your phone searches for a signal periodically
without your intervention. You can also initiate a search for
network service by pressing any key (when your phone is
turned on).
Tip:
The Power Save feature helps to conserve your battery power when you
are in an area where there is no signal.
Turning Your Phone Off
To turn your phone off, press and hold
for two seconds until
you see the powering down animation on the display screen.
Your screen remains blank while your phone is off (unless the battery
is charging).
Using Your Phone’s Battery
Battery Capacity
Your phone is equipped with a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery. It allows
you to recharge your battery before it is fully drained. The battery
provides up to 215 minutes of continuous digital talk time (up to 100
minutes in analog) or up to 180 hours of continuous digital standby
time (up to 20 hours in analog).
When the battery uses 95% of its capacity, the battery icon
blinks. When there are approximately two minutes of talk time left,
the phone sounds an audible alert and then powers down.
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Note:
Long backlight settings, searching for service, vibrate mode, and browser
use affect the battery’s talk and standby times.
Tip:
Be sure to watch your phone’s battery level indicator and charge the
battery before it runs out of power.
Installing the Battery
To install your phone's Li-Ion battery:
Insert the battery according to the illustration below: (1) Place
the battery on the back of the handset and slide into place, then
(2) push the battery down until it locks into place.
Removing the Battery
To remove your battery, follow these easy steps:
1. Make sure the power is off so that you don’t lose any stored
numbers or messages.
2. Remove the battery according to the illustration below:
(1) Push up the release latch, lift up the battery and (2) remove
the battery from the handset.
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Charging the Battery
Your phone comes with a rechargeable battery. You should charge
the battery as soon as possible so you can begin using your phone.
Keeping track of your battery’s charge is important. If your battery
level becomes too low, your phone automatically turns off and you
will lose all the information you were just working on. For a quick
check of your phone’s battery level, glance at the battery charge
indicator located in the upper-right corner of your phone’s display
screen. If the battery charge is getting too low, the battery icon
blinks and the phone sounds a warning tone.
Always use an approved desktop charger, travel charger, or vehicle
power adapter to charge your battery.
Warning!
Using the wrong battery charger could cause damage to your phone
and void the warranty.
Using the AC Charger
To use the AC Charger provided with your phone:
Plug the round end of the AC adapter into the charger jack on
the bottom of the phone and the other end into an electrical
outlet.
A red indicator light on the status LED lets you know the
battery is charging.
A green indicator light lets you know that the battery is at
least 90 percent charged.
It takes approximately 140 minutes to fully recharge a completely
drained battery. With the approved Li-Ion battery, you can recharge
the battery before it completely drains.
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Displaying Your Phone Number
Just in case you forget your phone number, your phone can remind
you.
To display your phone number:
Note:
Press
(Menu), select Phone Book (
#(
).
), then press My Phone
To access the phone’s main menu, press
(Menu) from standby
mode. Menu items may be selected by highlighting them with the
Navigation Key then pressing
, or you can press the number
corresponding to the menu item on your keypad.
Making and Answering Calls
Making Calls
Your phone offers many different ways to make calls, including
Speed Dialing (page 82) and using Call History (page 73).
To make a call using your keypad:
1. Make sure your phone is on.
2. Enter a phone number. (If you make a mistake while dialing,
press
to erase one digit at a time. Press and hold
to erase
the entire number.)
3. Press
.
4. When you’re finished, press
.
Tip:
To redial through your call history, press
twice. (You may also navigate
to outgoing call, incoming call, missed call history by pressing the
Navigation Key right or left.)
Tip:
When making calls off the available network, always dial using 11 digits
(1 + area code + phone number).
Note:
To place a roaming call with Call Guard activated, please see "Call Guard"
on page 65.
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Answering Calls
1. Make sure your phone is on. (If your phone is off, incoming calls
automatically go to voicemail.)
2. When a call comes in, answer the call by pressing
or by
opening the phone. (To set additional call answer options,
please see “Call Answer”on page 45.)
Depending on your settings, your phone notifies you of incoming
calls in the following ways:
The phone rings or vibrates.
The LED flashes.
The backlight illuminates.
The screen displays an incoming call message.
If available, the phone number of the caller is displayed.
If the phone number is in your internal Phone Book, the Phone
Book entry’s name is displayed.
Note:
To answer a roaming call with Call Guard activated, please see "Call Guard"
on page 65.
Note:
If your phone is off, incoming calls automatically go to voicemail.
Ending a Call
To disconnect a call when you are finished:
Press
twice or close the phone.
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Missed Call Notification
When an incoming call is not answered, the Missed Call log is
displayed on your screen.
To display the Missed Call entry:
Press Menu (
)
or press
in standby mode to see a
list of the 20 most recently missed calls. (To view missed call
details, press the Navigation Key right or left until the Missed
call log appears. Select an entry with the Navigation Key then
press
to display call details. To dial the phone number,
press
.)
Changing the Ringer Volume
To change the ringer volume, adjust the volume keys on the side of
your phone.
Note:
To adjust earpiece volume during a call, press the Navigation Key up or
down.
Speaker Mode
Activates the speakerphone when you are on a call. The phone
returns to normal (speakerphone off) after ending or call or when the
phone is turned off and back on.
To activate speakerphone during a call, press Menu (
or press
(Spkr).
)
,
Voice Dial
Voice Dial allows you to call a person by simply saying their name.
To access Voice Dial:
Press
to Voice Recognition mode.
Key Guard
Key Guard allows you to lock the keypad to prevent accidental
dialing. When your phone is locked, you can only receive incoming
calls or make calls to 911, Customer Service, or special numbers.
1. To lock the keypad, press and hold
or press
then select On. (“Key Guard mode is now on” displays.)
2. To unlock the keypad, press
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Muting a Call
Mutes the microphone while you are on a call so the other party
cannot hear you if you speak.
To select Mute during a call, press Menu (
)
phone is muted, appears on the display.)
To unmute a call, press Menu (
)
. (When the
.
Silent
Prevents key tones from being heard by the other party if a key is
pressed during a call.
To select Silent during a call, press Menu (
To deactivate Silent Quit during a call, press Menu (
)
.
)
.
Send My Phone Number
Automatically transmits your phone number to a pager during a call
without manually entering the number.
To select Send My Phone # during a call, press
.
Calling Emergency Numbers
You can place calls to 911 (dial
then press
your phone is locked or your account is restricted.
) even if
Dialing Options
Dialing options are displayed when you enter numbers in the
phone’s standby mode.
To initiate an action, press Options (
the following options:
) then choose from one of
Save to store the phone number in your phone book.
Dial to dial the number.
Call (Speaker) to place a call in speakerphone mode.
Send Picture to send a picture message to the phone number.
Send Text to send a text message to the phone number.
Hard Pause to insert a hard pause. (See “Dialing and Saving Phone
Numbers With Pauses”on page 23.)
Timed Pause to insert a timed pause. (See “Dialing and Saving
Phone Numbers With Pauses”on page 23.)
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In-Call Options
During a call, an options menu is displayed when you press
Menu (
) (labeled Call Menu during a call).
The following options are available through the menu during a call.
To select an option, press the corresponding keypad number or
highlight the option then press
.
Menu (
Mute (Unmute) to mute or unmute the microphone. When muted,
the caller cannot hear you or any sound from your side, though
you can still hear his or her voice.
) to access the phone’s main menu.
Speaker phone On (Off) to activate (or deactivate) the speakerphone
during a call (you can also press
).
Silent (Silent Quit) to prevent the other party from hearing tones if
any key is pressed during a call.
3-Way Call to talk to two different people at the same time.
Send My Phone # to enable your phone number to be
automatically transmitted to a pager.
Phone Info. to display your handset information.
Phone Book to display the first level of the phonebook menu.
Call History to display the outgoing calls, incoming calls, and
missed calls list.
Messaging to display the first level of the messaging menu.
Schedule to access the Schedule menu.
End-of-Call Options
After receiving a call from or making a call to a phone number that is
not in your internal Phone Book, the phone number and the duration
of the call are displayed. Pressing
displays the Save option. Select
this option if you wish to add the new number to your internal Phone
Book. (See “Saving a Phone Number”on page 22.)
After receiving a call from or making a call to a phone number that is
already in your internal Phone Book, the Phone Book entry name,
phone number and the duration of the call are displayed.
Note:
The End-of-Call options are not displayed for calls identified as No ID or
Restricted.
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Saving a Phone Number
Your phone can store up to 300 phone numbers. Phone book entries
can contain up to five phone numbers, and each entry's name can
contain up to 32 characters. Your phone automatically alphabetizes
Phone Book entries. (For more information, please see Section 2G:
Using the Phone Book.)
To save a number from standby mode:
1. Enter a phone number.
2. Press
(Options) then select Save or press
.
3. Choose Add New Entry or Existing Entry then press
(OK). (The
phone number will appear above a list of icons, with the name
of the icon displayed below the list.)
4. Use the Navigation Key to choose the type of number you’re
adding, as indicated by the icon, then press
(OK),
Navigation Key or Numeric Key.
5. Enter a name then press
. (To change the input mode,
press
[Abc]. See “Selecting a Character Input Mode” on
page 25.)
6. Use the Navigation Key to scroll through more options for the
entry (Mobile #, Home #, Office #, Pager #, Fax #, Email, Group,
Ringer, Graphic, Memo, Set Secret).
7. To store the entry, press
will be displayed.)
(Save). (“Phone Book entry saved!”
Finding a Phone Number
You can search internal Phone Book entries by name.
To find a phone number:
1. Press
(Menu),
(Phone Book),
(Find). Or, press
.
2. Enter a name or a character string to display the names in
alphabetical order. (Highlight your desired entry.)
3. To view entry details, press
press
.
, or to dial the number,
4. To display an alternate phone number for the entry, press the
Navigation Key right or left, highlight it then press
.
(To dial the number, highlight it then press
.)
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Note:
When calling a contact that has more than one number, use the
Navigation Key to display the number you wish to call then press
.
The number you choose becomes the default number for that contact
entry.
Dialing and Saving Phone Numbers With Pauses
You can dial or save phone numbers with pauses for use with
automated systems, such as voicemail or credit card billing numbers.
If you select a hard pause, the next set of numbers are sent when you
press
or
. If you select a Timed Pause, your phone
automatically sends the next set of numbers after two seconds.
Note:
You can have multiple pauses in a phone number and combine timed and
hard pauses.
To dial or save phone numbers with pauses:
1. Enter the phone number then press
(Options).
2. Select either Hard Pause or Timed Pause then press
.
(Hard Pauses are displayed as a “P”and Timed pauses as a “T”.)
3. Enter additional numbers.
4. To dial the number, press
. To save the number in the Phone
Book, press
(Options) then select Save.
When you make a call to a phone number that includes a hard pause.
Press
. To send the number after the pause, press
,
or
(Options) then select Send Tone.
Dialing From the Internal Phone Book
To dial directly from an internal Phone Book entry:
1. Press
(Menu),
(Phone Book),
(Find). Or, press
2. Highlight the entry you want to call then press
.
.
3. To dial another number from the entry, press the Navigation
Key right or left, highlight it then press
.
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Using One-Touch/Two-Touch Speed Dialing
With this feature, you can dial Speed Dial entries using one key press
for locations 2-9 or two key presses for locations 10-20.
To use One-Touch Dialing for Speed Dial locations 2-9:
Press and hold the appropriate key for approximately two
seconds. (The display confirms that the number has been dialed
when it shows “Connecting...”.)
To use Two-Touch Dialing for Speed Dial locations 10-20:
1. Press the first digit.
2. Press and hold the second digit for approximately two seconds.
(The display confirms that the number has been dialed when it
shows “Connecting...”.)
Note:
Tip:
Speed dialing is not available when you are roaming with Call Guard
enabled.
is used for One-Touch voicemail dial feature.
To learn how to set a speed dial location, please see “Speed Dial
Numbers”on page 82.
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EnteringText
Selecting a Character Input Mode
Your phone provides convenient ways to enter words, letters,
punctuation, and numbers whenever you are prompted to enter text
(for example, when adding an internal Phone Book entry).
To change the character input mode (for a phone book entry):
1. When you display a screen where you can enter text,
press
(abc).
2. Select a character input mode:
Abc to enter characters by tapping the keypad
(see page 26).
T9Word to enter characters using T9 Text Input
(see page 26).
NUM to enter numbers (see page 27).
Symbols to enter symbols (see page 27).
To change the character input mode (when writing a message):
1. When you display a screen where you can enter text,
press
(Options).
2. Select a character input mode:
Abc to enter characters by tapping the keypad
(see page 26).
T9Word to enter characters using T9 Text Input
(see page 26).
NUM to enter numbers (see page 27).
Symbols to enter symbols (see page 27).
Emoticon to enter emoticons (see page 27).
Pre-Set MSG to enter saved a part of the message.
Recent MSG to enter recent message.
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Entering Characters Using T9 Text Input
T9 Text Input lets you enter text in your phone by pressing keys just
once per letter. (To select the T9Word mode when entering text, see
“Selecting a Character Input Mode”on page 25.)
T9 Text Input analyzes the letters you enter using an intuitive word
database and creates a suitable word. (The word may change as you
type.) If the word you want does not display after you have entered all
the letters, press
to scroll through additional word selections. To
accept a word and insert a space, press
.
If you make a mistake, press
to erase a single character. Press and
hold
to delete an entire entry.
Adding a Word to theT9 Database
If a word you want to enter does not display as an option when you
are using T9 Text Input, you can add it to the database.
To add a word to the T9 Text Input database:
1. Select the Abc character input mode. (See “Selecting a
Character Input Mode”on page 25.)
2. Enter the word using multi-tap text entry. (See “Entering
Characters by Tapping the Keypad”on page 26.) The word will
appear as an option the next time you scroll through options
during T9 Text Input.
For more information about T9 Text Input, visit the Tegic Website at
www.T9.com.
Entering Characters by Tapping the Keypad
To enter characters by tapping the keypad, select the Abc mode
(see “Selecting a Character Input Mode”on page 25.) Press the
corresponding key until the desired character appears. By default,
the first letter of a word is capitalized and following letters are
lowercase.
Characters scroll in the following order:
.,@1?!*#/
ABC2
DEF3
GHI4
JKL5
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MNO6
PQRS7
TUV8
WXYZ9
0
Space
Shift
After a character is entered, the cursor automatically advances to the
next space after two seconds or when you enter a character on a
different key.
Press
to switch between text entry options: [ABC], [Abc], [abc],
[T9WORD], [T9Word], [T9word].
Entering Numbers, Symbols and Emoticon
To enter numbers, select the NUM mode then press the
appropriate key. (See “Selecting a Character Input Mode”on
page 23.)
To enter symbols, select the Symbols mode. (See “Selecting a
Character Input Mode”on page 25.) To enter a symbol, press
the appropriate key indicated on the display.
To enter emoticons, select the Emoticon mode. (See “Selecting a
Character Input Mode”on page 25.) To enter a emoticon, press
the appropriate key indicated on the display.
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Section 2B
Controlling Your Phone’s Settings
In This Section
Sound Settings
Display Settings
Games/Tools
Location Settings
Messaging
Airplane Mode
Other Settings
Phone Information
Using the menu options available on your phone, you can customize your
phone to sound, look, and operate just the way you want it to. This
section describes how you can change your phone’s settings to
best suit your needs. Take a few moments to review these options
and to adjust or add settings that are right for you.
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Sound Settings
Volume
Controls the Ringer, Voice Call, Key Beep, Messaging, Speaker,
Power On, and Power Off volume.
Reminder: To access the phone’s main menu, press
(Menu) from standby
mode. Menu items may be selected by highlighting them with the
Navigation Key then pressing
, or you can press the number
corresponding to the menu item on your keypad.
Ringer
To adjust the ringer volume:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Ringer (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the ringer volume with the Navigation Key or use the
volume keys on the left side of the phone.
Silence All (Press
[MIN]), Ringer Off, Vibrate On,
Level1 - Level 5, High & Vibrate (Press
[MAX]).
7. To save, press
.
Voice Call
To adjust the earpiece volume:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Voice Call (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the earpiece volume with the Navigation Key.
Level 1 (Press
7. To save, press
[MIN]) - Level 5 (Press
[MAX]).
.
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Key Beep
To adjust the keypad tone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Key Beep (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the keypad tone with the Navigation Key.
Off (Press
[MIN]), Level 1 - Level 5 (Press
7. To save, press
[MAX]).
.
Messaging
To adjust the message alert volume:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Messaging (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the message alert volume with the Navigation Key.
Ringer Off (Press
[MIN]), Vibrate On, 1-Beep,
Level 1 - Level 5 (Press
[MAX]).
7. To save, press
.
Speaker
To adjust the speaker volume:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Speaker (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the speaker volume with the Navigation Key.
Level 1 (Press
7. To save, press
[MIN]) - Level 5 (Press
[MAX]).
.
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Power On
To adjust the power on volume:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Power On (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the speaker volume with the Navigation Key.
Off (Press
7. To save, press
[MIN]), Level 1 - Level 5 (Press
[MAX]).
.
Power Off
To adjust the power off volume:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Volume (
).
5. Select Power Off (
(Menu).
).
6. Adjust the speaker volume with the Navigation Key.
Off (Press
7. To save, press
Tip:
[MIN]), Level 1 - Level 5 (Press
[MAX]).
.
Silence All: To mute all tones on your phone.
Ringer Off: To set the tones to off.
Vibrate On: To switch the ringer to the vibrating alert.
Level 1 - Level 5: To set the volume level (1 to 5).
High & Vibrate: To set the maximum ringer volume with the vibrating alert.
1-Beep: To set a reminder that beeps.
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Ringers
Ringer types help you identify incoming calls and messages. You can
assign ringer types to individual phone book entries, types of calls,
and types of messages.
Preprogrammed Ringers include a variety of standard ringer types
and familiar music.
Downloaded Ringers can be downloaded right to your phone. (See
“Downloading Premium Services Content”on page 135 and
“Accessing Ringers”on page 140.)
Selecting Ringer Types for Voice Call
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Ringers (
).
5. Select Voice Call (
(Menu).
).
6. Select With Caller ID or No Caller ID then press
7. Select your desired ringer type then press
Ring Tones: Select traditional ring tones.
Music Bells: Select melodies.
Downloads: Select downloaded ring tones.
(OK) .
to save it.
Selecting Ringer Types for Messaging
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Ringers (
).
5. Select Messaging (
(Menu).
).
6. Select your desired ringer type then press
to save it.
Tones: Select an alert to notify you of new messages.
Music Bells: Select melodies.
Downloads: Select downloaded ring tones.
Selecting Ringer Types for Voicemail
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
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3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Ringers (
).
5. Select Voicemail (
).
6. Select your desired ringer type then press
to save it.
Tones: Select an alert to notify you of new voicemail.
Music Bells: Select melodies.
Downloads: Select downloaded ring tones.
Alerts
Allows you to set an alert that sounds when any handset changes
occur.
Service
Sounds an alert when leaving a your network service area then
entering a roaming service area.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Alerts (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Service (
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save, press
(OK).
Minute
Sounds an alert every minute of a phone call.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Alerts (
5. Select Minute (
(Menu).
).
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save, press
(OK).
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Connect
Notifies you that a call has been successfully placed.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Alerts (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Connect (
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save, press
(OK).
Fade
Sounds an alert when you are entering an area where calls cannot be
made due to weak signal strength. The alert sounds in standby mode.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Alerts (
5. Select Fade (
(Menu).
).
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save, press
(OK).
Low Signal
Sounds an alert when you encounter low signal strength during
a call.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Alerts (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Low Signal (
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save, press
(OK).
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Roam Ringer
Sounds a different ringer when you are in a roaming service area.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Roam Ringer (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Normal or Distinctive with the Navigation Key.
Normal: Sounds the same ringer type as used in Home area.
Distinctive: Sounds a different ringer type.
6. To save, press
(OK).
Tone Length
To adjust the tone length:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Sounds (
).
4. Select Tone Length (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Normal or Long with the Navigation Key.
6. To save, press
(OK).
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Display Settings
Menu Style
To select a display menu style:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Menu Style (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Fold, Grid or List with the Navigation Key.
6. To save, press
(OK).
Graphics
Your new Phone offers options for what you see on the display screen
while powering on or off and when in standby mode.
Screen Saver
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Graphics (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Screen Saver (
).
6. Select a display from the Graphic list with the Navigation Key.
Defaults: Standard LCD display image.
Downloads: Downloaded LCD display image.
In Camera: Pictures stored in the In Camera folder.
Saved to Phone: Pictures stored in the Saved to Phone folder.
Standby: Pictures stored in the Standby folder.
7. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
Power On
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Graphics (
(Menu).
).
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5. Select Power On (
).
6. Select a display from the Graphic list with the Navigation Key.
Power On: Standard LCD display image.
Downloads: Downloaded LCD display image.
Saved to Phone: Pictures stored in the Saved to Phone folder.
7. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
Power Off
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Graphics (
).
5. Select Power Off (
).
(Menu).
6. Select a display from the Graphic list with the Navigation Key.
Power Off: Standard LCD display image.
Downloads: Downloaded LCD display image.
Saved to Phone: Pictures stored in the Saved to Phone folder.
7. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
Incoming Call
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Graphics (
5. Select Incoming Call (
(Menu).
).
).
6. Select a display from the Graphic list with the Navigation Key.
Incoming Call: Standard LCD display image.
Downloads: Downloaded LCD display image.
Saved to Phone: Pictures stored in the Saved to Phone folder.
7. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
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Sub LCD
This feature enables you to select a time mode for the Sub LCD
(external display) to display in standby mode.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Sub LCD (
).
(Menu).
5. Select Digital Clock or Analog Clock with the Navigation Key.
6. To save, press
(OK).
Greeting
Your customized text greeting can be up to 16 characters long and
appears on your phone's display screen during standby mode, or
you may choose to display the greeting clock instead.
To display or change your custom greeting:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Greeting (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Setting, Font, Bg (Background) or Message with the
Navigation Key.
Setting: Off or On
Font: White, Blue, Dark blue, Magenta, Gray, Black.
Bg (Background): Transparent, White, Blue, Yellow, Gray,
Black.
Message: Enter message. (Default-AUDIOVOX)
6. Enter your custom greeting using the Abc mode.
(See “Entering Text”on page 25.)
7. To save your greeting, press
(Save).
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Backlight
The backlight setting lets you select how long the display screen and
keypad are backlit after any key press is made.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Backlight (
(Menu).
).
5. Select LCD or Keypad with the Navigation Key.
LCD: 8 Secs, 15 Secs, 30 Secs, Flip Open.
Keypad: 8 Secs, 15 Secs, 30 Secs, Flip Open, Always Off.
6. To save your backlight setting, press
(OK).
Contrast
To adjust the display’s contrast:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Display (
).
4. Select Contrast (
(Menu).
).
5. Select Main LCD or Sub LCD with the Navigation Key.
Main LCD: Level 1 - Level 5.
Sub LCD: Level 1 - Level 5.
6. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
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Games/Tools
Backlight
You can select how long the display screen and keypad remain
backlit after any key press is made while playing a game.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Games/Tools (
).
4. Select Backlight (
).
5. Select one of the following options:
8 Secs, 15 Secs, 30 Secs, Flip Open.
6. To save, press
(OK).
Volume
Controls the volume during a game.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Games/Tools (
4. Select Volume (
).
).
5. Select one of the following options:
Off (Press
6. To save, press
[MIN]), Level 1 - Level 5 (Press
[MAX]).
.
Message Alert
Sounds an alert for an incoming message while you are playing
a game.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Games/Tools (
4. Select Msg Alert (
(Menu).
).
).
).
5. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
6. To save, press
(OK).
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Location Settings
Your phone is equipped with a Location feature for use in connection
with location-based services that may be available
in the future.
The Location feature allows the network to detect your position.
Turning Location off will hide your location from everyone
except 911.
Note:
Even if the Location feature is enabled, no service may use your location
without your expressed permission.
To enable your phone’s Location feature:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Location (
).
4. Read the message then press
(Menu).
.
5. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
Off: Your location will be hidden from the network and all
applications except 911.
On: Your location is now available to the network.
6. To save your setting, press
(OK).
When the Location feature is on, you phone’s standby screen will
display the
icon. When the Location feature is off, the
icon
will be displayed.
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Messaging
Notification
You can see a pop-up message notification when you receive a text
message or voicemail.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Messaging (
).
4. Select Notification (
).
5. Select Message and Icon or Icon Only with the Navigation Key.
6. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
Callback Number
Allows you to select a default call back number when sending a voice
or text message so that the recipient can call back or reply.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Messaging (
).
4. Select Callback Number (
).
5. Select None, My Phone Number or Other with the Navigation Key.
6. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
Pre-Set Messages
Your phone can store pre-set (canned) messages for use with text
messaging and picture messaging. You can edit your phone’s default
canned messages through the Settings menu.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Messaging (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Pre-Set Messages (
).
5. Select a message from the list then press
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6. To add a new Quick Text message, select ADD NEW and use your
keypad to enter a new message.
-orTo edit the selected Quick Text message, select EDIT and use
your keypad to edit the message.
-orTo send the selected Quick Text message, select SEND TO and
use your keypad to enter the phone number.
7. To save your new setting, press
.
8. To erase the saved Quick Text message, press
(Erase).
Signature
Create a signature that can be automatically inserted at the end of a
message.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Messaging (
4. Select Signature (
(Menu).
).
).
5. To input your Signature, put the cursor on Edit Signature then
enter the Signature Edit window by using the right or left
Navigation Keys.
6. To activate the Signature function, put the cursor on Insert
Signature then select On by using the right or left Navigation
Keys. To deactivate the Signature function, select Off.
7. To save your new setting, press
(Save).
Reminder
Send yourself a message to remember important notes or events.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Messaging (
4. Select Reminder (
(Menu).
).
).
).
5. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
6. To save, press
(OK).
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Airplane Mode
When your phone is in Airplane Mode, it cannot send or receive any
calls or access online information. You may still use the phone’s other
features, such as Games, etc., while you are in Airplane Mode.
To set your phone to Airplane Mode:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Airplane Mode (
).
4. Read the message then press
.
5. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
6. To save your Airplane Mode setting, press
(OK).
Note:
While in Airplane Mode, your phone’s standby screen will display “Phone
Off” and the Airplane mode screen appears.
Note:
If you try to place a call while in Airplane Mode, the following message will
appear: "Dialing a call will turn the Phone On (Airplane Mode Off). Do you
wish to continue?". Press
(Call) to turn Airplane Mode off and place
the call; press
(No) to cancel.
Other Settings
Call Answer
To set the actions required to answer an incoming call:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Call Answer (
).
5. Select Flip Open or Talk Key with the Navigation Key.
Flip Open: To set your phone to answer calls by opening
the flip.
Talk Key: To require you to press
to answer a call.
6. To save your new settings, press
(OK).
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Auto Answer
To program your phone to answer calls automatically when your
phone is connected to an optional hands-free car kit:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Auto Answer (
).
5. Select Hands Free Kit or Headset with the Navigation Key.
6. Select one of the following options:
Off, 5 Secs, 10 Secs, 18 Secs
7. To save your setting, press
(OK).
Auto Redial
Automatically redial a number up to 5 times after a set time interval.
This feature is available where the signal is weak or where other
factors prevent a call from being completed.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
4. Select Auto Redial (
(Menu).
).
).
).
5. Select a Redial Time option (Off, 3 Secs, 5 Secs, 7 Secs, 10 Secs).
(The Repeat Category will appear when a time frame is chosen.)
6. Under Repeat, select a time interval option (1 Time, 3 Times,
5 Times).
7. To save your setting, press
(OK).
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Language
To assign a language for the phone’s display:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Language (
).
5. Select English or Español with the Navigation Key.
6. To save your setting, press
(OK).
TTY Mode
A TTY (also known as a TDD or Text Telephone), is a
telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf or
hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to
communicate using a telephone.
Your phone is compatible with select TTY devices. Please check with
the manufacturer of your TTY device to ensure that it supports digital
wireless transmission. Your phone and TTY device will connect via a
special cable that plugs into your phone's headset jack. If this cable
was not provided with your TTY device, contact your TTY device
manufacturer to purchase the connector cable.
When establishing your network service, please call Customer Care
via the state Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by first
dialing
, then provide the state TRS with this
number: 866-727-4889.
To turn TTY Mode on or off:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
4. Select TTY Mode (
(Menu).
).
).
).
5. Read the message then press
.
6. Select one of the following options:
Enable TTY or Disable TTY
7. To save your TTY setting, press
(OK).
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Note:
In TTY Mode, your phone will display
, when you connect the TTY
device to the Headset Jack of your Phone.
Note:
If TTY mode is enabled, the audio quality of non-TTY devices connected to
the headset jack may be impaired.
Important 911 Emergency Calling Recommends that TTY users make
Reminder:
Notice:
emergency calls by other means including Telecommunications Relay
Services (TRS), analog cellular, and landline communications.
Wireless TTY calls to 911 may be corrupted when received by public
safety answering points (PSAPs) rendering some communications
unintelligible. The problem encountered appears related to TTY
equipment or software used by PSAPs. This matter has been brought
to the attention of the FCC, and the wireless industry and PSAP
community are currently working to resolve this.
Voice Setting
You can program your phone to automatically enter Voice
Recognition (VR) mode any time you open the flip, press
,
or say “wake up”when you have a hands-free car kit attached to the
phone.
To program your phone's voice setting feature:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Voice Setting (
).
5. Select Set Active or HFK Mode (Hands-Free Kit) with the
Navigation Key.
Set Active: Talk Key, Active Flip, Off
HFK Mode: On, Off
6. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
Dialing
Abbreviated Dialing
Abbreviated Dialing is another form of speed dialing. It allows you to
dial a number in your internal Phone Book using just the last four
digits of the number. If the last four digits you enter do not match any
stored phone book entry, the digits are automatically prepended
with the six digits specified using the following steps.
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To activate abbreviated dialing:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Others (
).
4. Select Dialing (
).
5. Select Abbrev. Dial (
).
6. Select Enter Digits or On / Off with the Navigation Key.
Enter Digits: Enter the six-digit number (area code and
prefix) you want to use for abbreviated dialing.
On / Off: Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save your new setting, press
(OK).
PBook Match
PBook Match allows you to enter 3 or 6 digits of a phone number
then press
to display a list of matching entries from your Phone
Book. You can then highlight an entry from the list then press
to
call the number.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Others (
).
4. Select Dialing (
).
5. Select PBook Match (
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save your setting, press
(OK).
Speed Dial
To activate or deactivate One-Touch or Two-Touch Speed Dialing:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Others (
).
4. Select Dialing (
).
5. Select Speed Dial (
(Menu).
).
6. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
7. To save your speed dial setting, press
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Key Guard
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Others (
4. Select Key Guard (
(Menu).
).
).
).
5. Select On or Off with the Navigation Key.
6. Press
(OK) to save your setting. (“Key Guard Mode is now
on”displays.)
7. To unlock your keypad, press
Shortcut:
.
To lock your phone and prevent unauthorized use, press and hold
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Phone Information
Displays the following information about your phone:
Phone Number, Software Version, PRL, Hardware Version, User ID,
Decimal ESN, Hex ESN, MSID, Browser Version, Browser Name, MCL
Version, and the Icon list.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Phone Info (
(Menu).
).
) to display the following:
Phone Number, User ID, Software Version, PRL, Hardware
Version, Decimal ESN, Hex ESN, MSID, Browser Version,
Browser Name, MCL Version and the Icon List
4. To return to the previous page, press
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.
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Section 2C
Setting Your Phone’s Security
In This Section
Setting Your Phone’s Security
By using the security settings on your phone, you receive peace of mind
without sacrificing flexibility. This section will familiarize you with
your phone’s security settings. With several options available, you
can customize your phone to meet your personal needs.
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Setting Your Phone’s Security
Lock Phone
When your phone is locked, you can only receive incoming calls or
make calls to 911, Customer Service, or special numbers.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Lock Phone (
).
5. Select Lock Now, Lock on Power Up or Unlock with the
Navigation Key.
Lock Now: Lock the phone now.
Lock on Power Up: Lock the phone whenever it is
Unlock: Do not lock the phone.
turned on.
6. To save your settings, press
(OK).
Change Lock
To change your lock code:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Change Lock (
).
5. Enter a new Lock Code then press
.
6. Enter the new Lock Code again then press
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Special Numbers
Stores 3 phone numbers that can be called even in lock mode.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Special #’s (
).
5. Select a location with the Navigation Key then press
(Set).
6. Enter a phone number.
7. To save, press
.
Limit Use
You can set your phone to restrict outgoing calls. When you attempt
to make a restricted call, “Password?” appears on the screen.
Outgoing Calls
Blocks all outgoing calls, except emergency calls, but allows
incoming calls to be received.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Limit Use (
).
5. Select Outgoing Calls (
).
6. Select Allow or Restrict with the Navigation Key.
Allow: Allows outgoing calls.
Restrict: Restricts outgoing calls.
7. To save, press
(OK).
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Call History
To enable or disable the Call History display:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Limit Use (
).
5. Select Call History (
).
6. Select Allow or Restrict with the Navigation Key.
Allow: Allow access to call history.
Restrict: Restrict access to call history.
7. To save, press
(OK).
Pictures
Restricts pictures from being taken.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Limit Use (
).
5. Select Pictures (
).
6. Select Allow or Restrict with the Navigation Key.
Allow: Allow pictures to be taken.
Restrict: Restrict pictures from being taken.
7. To save, press
(OK).
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900 Numbers
Restricts calling 900 dial service numbers.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Limit Use (
5. Select 900 #s (
).
).
6. Select Allow or Restrict with the Navigation Key.
Allow: Allow calls to 900-dial services.
Restrict: Restrict calls to 900-dial services.
7. To save, press
(OK).
Long Distance
Restricts calling long distance numbers – the phone is limited to
calling numbers within your area code.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Limit Use (
).
5. Select Long Distance (
).
6. Select Allow or Restrict with the Navigation Key.
Allow: Allow long distance calls.
Restrict: Restrict long distance calls.
7. To save, press
(OK).
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Erasing Your Phone Book
To erase all the names and phone numbers in your internal
Phone Book:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Erase PBook (
).
5. Read the message (Erase phone book?) then select Yes (
No (
).
) or
Erasing Your Downloads
To erase all the downloaded items:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Erase Downloads (
).
5. Read the message (Erase Downloads?) then select Yes (
No (
).
Note:
) or
If you have assigned any downloaded content such as ringers or screen
savers to any phone tasks, erasing the downloads will return the tasks to
their default settings.
Resetting Your Picture Account
To erase all photo album entries:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Reset Picture Account (
).
5. Read the message (Clear Token?) then select Yes (
No (
).
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Resetting Your Phone
Resetting the phone restores all the factory defaults, including the
ringer types and display settings. The internal Phone Book, Call
History, Scheduler, and Messaging are not affected.
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Security (
) then enter your lock code.
Note:
The default lock code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
4. Select Reset Phone (
).
5. Read the message (It’ll be erase all data on your phone. Reset
Phone?) then select Yes (
) or No (
).
Tip:
When you select “Yes” you will see “Phone Reset! Your phone will reboot
now.” on the display, and all of your phone's settings will return to the
factory defaults.
Enabling Web
To enable Web services:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Web Setting (
).
4. Select Enable Web (
).
To disable Web services:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Web Setting (
).
4. Select Disable Web (
).
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Web Guard
When you first connect to the Internet, the Web Guard will appear
to confirm that you want to connect. To avoid Web Guard in the
future and connect directly to the Internet, you may turn Web
Guard off through the Settings menu.
To enable or disable Web Guard:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Web Setting (
).
4. Select Web Guard (
).
5. Select Off or On with the Navigation Key.
6. To save, press
(OK).
Updating Your Web Profile
To update the profile the Web network uses with your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Web Setting (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Update Web Profile (
).
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Section 2D
Controlling Your Roaming Experience
In This Section
Understanding Roaming
Setting Your Phone’s Roam Mode
Controlling Roaming Charges Using Call Guard
Roaming is the ability to make or receive calls when you’re off the
network available to you. Your new dual band/ tri-mode phone
works anywhere on the available network and allows you to roam
on other analog and 1900 and 800 MHz digital networks where
roaming agreements with other carriers have been implemented.
This section explains how roaming works as well as special
features that let you manage your roaming experience.
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Understanding Roaming
Recognizing Icons on the Display Screen
Your phone’s display screen always lets you know when you’re off
the home network and whether your phone is operating in analog or
digital mode. The following chart indicates what you’ll see
depending on where you’re using your phone.
Roaming
Indicator
Analog
Indicator
Home Network
Other Digital / Analog Networks
Tip:
Remember, when you are using your phone off the network, always dial
numbers using 11 digits (1 + area code + number).
Roaming on Digital Networks
When you’re roaming on digital networks, your call quality and
security will be similar to the quality you receive when making calls
on your home network. However, you may not be able to access
certain features, such as Web Browsing Service.
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Roaming on Analog Networks
When you roam on analog networks, you will experience a similar
quality provided by other analog carriers today. Although some
features, such as data services, will be unavailable, you can still make
and receive calls and access voicemail. You will experience a few
differences:
You are more likely to experience static, cross-talk, fade-out, and
dropped calls.
Some features which are standard on your home network, such as
call waiting, Web Service, and direct international dialing, are
unavailable.
Though callers can leave voicemail messages while you are
roaming, you will not receive notification until you return to the
home network. While roaming, you can periodically check your
voicemail for new messages by dialing 1+area code+your Phone
Number. Press
when you hear your greeting then enter your
pass code at the prompt.
There are security and privacy risks (eavesdropping and cloning)
that exist with conventional analog services today.
Your battery needs recharging sooner when you use your phone
for analog roaming.
Note:
If you’re on a call when you leave the home network then enter an area
where roaming is available (whether digital or analog), your call is
dropped. If your call is dropped in an area where you think network service
is available, turn your phone off and on again to reconnect to the home
network.
Note:
When using your phone in analog mode, the handset may feel warm.
This behavior is normal for analog operation.
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Setting Your Phone’s Roam Mode
Your phone allows you to control your ability to roam. By using the
Roaming menu option, you can determine which signals your phone
accepts.
Set Mode
Choose from three different settings on your phone to control your
roaming experience:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Roaming (
).
4. Select Set Mode (
).
(Menu).
5. To select an option, highlight it then press
(OK) to save.
Home Only: This setting allows you to only access the home
network and prevents roaming on other networks.
Automatic: This setting seeks home network service.
When network service is unavailable, the phone
searches for an alternate system.
Analog: This setting forces the phone to seek an analog
roaming system. The previous setting (Home Only or
Automatic) is restored the next time the phone is turned on.
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Controlling Roaming Charges Using Call Guard
In addition to the roaming icon, Call Guard alerts you when roaming
charges apply. This feature makes it easy to manage your roaming
charges by reminding you when you make or receive roaming calls.
It also requires you to take an additional step before placing or
answering a roaming call. This additional step is not required when
you make or receive calls while on the home network.
To turn Call Guard on or off:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
).
3. Select Roaming (
).
4. Select Call Guard (
(Menu).
).
5. Read the message.
6. Select On or Off then press
Note:
(OK) to save.
An extra step required to make or answer roam calls.
To place roaming calls with Call Guard on:
1. From standby mode, dial 1 + area code + the seven-digit number
then press
. (You can also initiate a call from the internal
Phone Book, Call History, or Messaging.)
2. To place the roam call, read the message then press
.
To answer incoming roaming calls with Call Guard on:
1. Press
. (A message will appear notifying you that roaming
charges will apply.)
2. To answer the roam call, read the message then press
Note:
.
Remember, if the Call Guard feature is set to On, you need to take extra
steps to make and receive roaming calls even if you have selected the
Analog setting (see page 64).
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Section 2E
Navigating Through Menus
In This Section
Menu Navigation
Menu Structure
Viewing the Menus
Every function and feature of your phone can be accessed through an
onscreen menu. This section is a road map to using your Audiovox
8912. Please take a few moments to learn your way around and
you’ll find your phone easier to use.
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Menu Navigation
The Navigation Key on your phone allows you to scroll through
menus quickly and easily. The scroll bar at the right of the display
screen keeps track of your position in the menu at all times.
To navigate through a menu, simply press the Navigation Key up or
down. If you are in a first-level menu, such as Settings, you may also
navigate to the next or previous first-level menu by pressing the
Navigation Key right or left.
Menu Structure
Selecting Menu Items
As you navigate through the menu, menu options are highlighted.
Select any numbered option by simply pressing the corresponding
number on the phone’s keypad or by highlighting it then pressing
.
For example, if you want to view your last incoming call:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Call History by pressing
or by highlighting it then
pressing
. (It may already be highlighted.)
3. Select Incoming Calls by pressing
or by highlighting it then
pressing
. (If you have received any calls, they are displayed
on the screen.)
Backing Up Within a Menu
To go to the previous menu:
Press
.
To return to standby mode:
Press
.
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Viewing the Menus
Menu Diagram
The following list outlines your phone’s menu structure.
1. Call History
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Missed Calls
Outgoing Calls
Incoming Calls
All Calls
Erase History
1. Missed Calls
2. Outgoing Calls
3. Incoming Calls
4. All Calls
2. Phone Book
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Find
Add New Entry
Speed Dial #’s
My Phone #
Group
Services
1. Customer Service
2. Dir Assist
3. Messaging
1. Send Message
1. Text Message
2. Picture Messaging
3. Email
2. Picture Messaging
1. Inbox
2. Send Message
3. Text Messages
1. Inbox
2. Outbox
3. Send Message
4. Instant Msg.
5. Email
6. Voicemail
1. Call
2. Details
3. Clear Envelope
4. Pictures
1. Camera
2. My Pictures
1. In Camera
2. Saved to Phone
3. Online Albums
1. View Albums
2. Upload Pictures
4. Account Info
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5. Web
1. Connect Web
6. Downloads
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Games
Ringers
Screen Savers
Applications
Others
7. Voice SVC
1. Voice Memo
1. Record
2. Play
3. Play Speaker
4. Erase All
2. Voice Dial
1. Record
2. Review
3. Review Speaker
4. Erase All
3. Train Words
1. Yes
2. No
3. Wake-Up
4. Undo Train All
4. Shutter Sound
1. Record
2. Play
3. Erase
8. Tools
1. Schedule
1. Add New Plan
2. View Plan
2. Memo Pad
1. Add Memo
2. View Memo
3. Settings
3. Alarm
1. Alarm 1
2. Alarm 2
3. Alarm 3
4. Calculator
5. World Clock
6. Stopwatch
9. Settings
1. Sounds
1. Volume
2. Ringers
3. Alerts
4. Roam Ringer
5. Tone Length
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2. Display
1. Menu Style
2. Graphics
3. Sub LCD
4. Greeting
5. Backlight
6. Contrast
3. Web Setting
1. Enable Web
2. Web Guard
3. Update Web Profile
4. Roaming
1. Set Mode
2. Call Guard
5. Games/Tools
1. Backlight
2. Volume
3. Msg Alert
6. Location
7. Messaging
1. Notification
2. Callback Number
3. Pre-Set Messages
4. Signature
5. Reminder
8. Security
1. Lock Phone
2. Change Lock
3. Special #’s
4. Limit Use
5. Erase PBook
6. Erase Downloads
7. Reset Picture Account
8. Reset Phone
9. Airplane Mode
10. Others
1. Call Answer
2. Auto Answer
1. Hands Free Kit
2. Headset
3. Auto Redial
4. Language
5. TTY Mode
6. Voice Setting
7. Dialing
1. Abbrev.Dial
2. PBook Match
3. Speed Dial
8. Key Guard
11. Phone Info
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Section 2F
Managing Call History
In This Section
Viewing History
T he Call History keeps track of incoming calls, calls made from your
phone, and missed calls. This section guides you through accessing and
making the most of your Call History.
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Viewing History
You’ll find the Call History feature very helpful. It is a list of the last 20
phone numbers (or internal Phone Book entries) for calls you placed,
accepted, or missed. Call History makes redialing a number fast and
easy. It is continually updated as new numbers are added to the
beginning of the list.
Each entry contains the phone number (if it is available) and the
internal Phone Book entry name (if the phone number is in your
internal Phone Book).
To view a Call History entry:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
(Menu).
).
3. Select one of the following options:
Missed Calls
Outgoing Calls
Incoming Calls
All Calls
Erase History
4. Press
Note:
(OK).
You can prevent your call history from being viewed by restricting access
through the security menu. See "Call History" on page 73.
Missed Calls
Displays information about the 20 most recently missed calls. Place a
call to a missed call number by simply highlighting it then
pressing
.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Missed Calls (
). (If the number is already stored in your
phone book, only the name appears. If the number is not stored,
only the phone number appears.)
4. To view missed call details, press
Note:
.
Press
(Options) to choose from the following options:
Call, Save, Send Picture, Send Text, Prepend, Erase All.
Call details include the date, time, and phone number (if available).
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5. Press
press
Note:
(Options) then select Save to save the number or
(Erase) to erase it.
If you have already stored the number in your Phone Book, "Phone number
already in <name>" will appear.
After the 20 missed calls, the oldest call will automatically be erased from
the history.
Outgoing Calls
Displays information about the 20 most recent outgoing calls. You can
place a call to an entry by simply highlighting it then pressing
.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Outgoing Calls (
). (If the number is already stored in
your phone book, only the name appears. If the number is not
stored, only the phone number appears.)
4. To view outgoing call details, press
Note:
Call details include the date, time, and phone number (if available).
5. Press
press
Note:
.
Press
(Options) to choose from the following options:
Call, Save, Send Picture, Send Text, Prepend, Erase All.
(Options) then select Save to save the number or
(Erase) to erase it.
If you have already stored the number in your Phone Book, “Phone number
already in “<name>” will appear.
After the 20 outgoing calls the oldest call will automatically be erased from
the history.
Incoming Calls
Displays information about the 20 most recent incoming calls.
Place a call to an entry by simply highlighting it then pressing
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
.
(Menu).
).
3. Select Incoming Calls (
). (If the number is already stored in
your phone book, only the name appears. If the number is not
stored, only the phone number appears.)
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4. To view incoming call details, press
.
Press
(Options) to choose from the following options:
Call, Save, Send Picture, Send Text, Prepend, Erase All.
Note:
Call details include the date, time, and phone number.
Note:
After the 20 Incoming Calls, the oldest call will automatically be erased
from the history.
All Calls
Displays information about the 60 most recent calls. You can save a
highlighted number from your Call History list or place a call to that
number by simply pressing
.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
3. Select All Calls (
(Menu).
).
).
4. A list of the 60 most recent calls is displayed. (If the number is
already stored in your phone book, only the name appears;
otherwise, only the phone number appears.)
5. To view all call details, press
Note:
Press
(Options) to choose from the following options:
Call, Save, Send Picture, Send Text, Prepend, Erase All.
Call details include the date, time, and phone number (if available).
6. Press
press
Note:
.
(Options) then select Save to save the number or
(Erase) to erase it.
If you have already stored the number in your Phone Book, a note will
appear: "Phone number already in <entry name>."
After the 60 All Calls the oldest call will automatically be erased from the
history.
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Erase History
Missed Calls
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Erase History (
).
4. Select Missed Calls (
). (“Erase missed calls?”will appear.)
5. Press Yes (
) or No (
).
Outgoing Calls
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
).
3. Select Erase History (
).
4. Select Outgoing Calls (
appear.)
5. Press Yes (
(Menu).
). (“Erase outgoing calls?”will
) or No (
).
Incoming Calls
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
).
3. Select Erase History (
).
4. Select Incoming Calls (
appear.)
5. Press Yes (
(Menu).
). (“Erase incoming calls?”will
) or No (
).
All Calls
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Call History (
).
3. Select Erase History (
4. Select All Calls (
5. Press Yes (
(Menu).
).
). (“Erase all calls?”will appear.)
) or No (
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Section 2G
Using the Internal Phone Book
In This Section
Internal Phone Book Entry Options
Adding a New Internal Phone Book Entry
Finding Internal Phone Book Entries
Speed Dial Numbers
My Phone Number
Using Group Internal Phone Book Entries
Dialing Services
Now that you know the basics that make it easier to stay in touch with
people and information, you’re ready to explore your phone’s more
advanced features. This section explains how to use your phone’s
internal Phone Book and helps you make the most of your contacts
and time when you are trying to connect with the important
people in your life.
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Internal Phone Book Entry Options
To access an internal Phone Book entry’s options, display the entry
then press
. To select an option, highlight it then press
.
Name to add an name to the entry.
Mobile to add a mobile number to the entry.
Home to add a home number to the entry.
Office to add an office number to the entry.
Pager to add a pager number to the entry.
Fax to add a fax number to the entry.
Email to add an email address to the entry.
Group to assign the entry to a group.
Ringer to assign a ringer to the entry.
Graphic to input a graphic image.
Memo to input a simple memo.
Set Secret to require a password to view the phone book entry.
Note:
When two or more numbers are listed for one phone book entry, the default
number is Mobile. The sort order is: Mobile, Home, Office, Pager, Fax, and
Email. When viewing an entry, press the Navigation Key right or left to
display additional numbers. When you make a call from a phone book entry,
the last number you called from that entry becomes the default.
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Adding a New Internal Phone Book Entry
Your phone can store up to 300 phone numbers in its internal Phone
Book. Phone book entries can store up to a total of 5 phone numbers
and the entry’s name can contain up to 32 characters.
To add a new entry:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Add New Entry (
).
4. To enter a name or number, use the Navigation Key to select the
desired phone book field: Mobile #, Home #, Office #, Pager #,
Fax #, Email, Group, Ringer, Graphic, Memo, Set Secret.
5. Enter the appropriate phone number, then press
.
When you enter a mobile number, pressing
(Options)
displays the following options: Call, Send Picture, Send Text,
Prepend, Hard Pause, Timed Pause.
6. To save the entry, press
(Save).
7. To return to the previous page, press
or
.
(“Save Changes?”will display, press Yes [
] or No [
].)
After you have saved the number, the new internal Phone Book entry
is displayed. (See “Internal Phone Book Entry Options”on page 80.)
Finding Internal Phone Book Entries
There are several ways to display your internal Phone Book entries.
Follow the steps outlined in the sections below to display entries
from the internal Phone Book menu.
You can review all the entries stored in your internal Phone Book or
find an entry quickly by following these simple steps:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
3. Select Find (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Enter a name or a character string to display the names in
alphabetical order. (All matching entries will be displayed.)
5. Select an entry and either delete it by pressing
then selecting Erase or view it by pressing
.
Note:
(Options)
If the entry is set to secret, you will be asked for your lock code.
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6. To call the selected number, press
Note:
.
When two or more numbers are listed for one phone book entry, the
default number is Mobile. The sort order is: Mobile, Home, Office,
Pager, Fax, and Email. When viewing an entry, press the Navigation
Key right or left to display additional numbers. When you make a call
from a phone book entry, the last number you called from that entry
becomes the default.
Speed Dial Numbers
In standby mode, calls can be placed to numbers stored in speed dial
locations by pressing the location number on the keypad.
To assign a Speed Dial number to a number in your Phone Book:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Speed Dial #’s (
).
4. To assign a phone number to a location, select the location then
press
(Set) .
If a phone number is already assigned to the location, press
(Erase) and the Navigation Key to delete.
5. Select the entry you wish to assign to the location then
press
to save it.
Tip:
is used for One-Touch voicemail dial feature.
My Phone Number
To display your phone number:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Phone Book (
).
3. Select My Phone # (
number.)
). (The phone displays your phone
4. Press
(OK) or
to return to the previous page,
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Using Group Internal Phone Book Entries
Your phone has a time-saving feature that allows you to access many
contacts at once by creating group entries.
Adding a New Group
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
3. Select Group (
4. Press
(Menu).
).
). (A maximum of seven groups is allowed.)
(Options) then select Add Group.
5. Enter a new group name.
6. To save the new group, press
.
Renaming a Group
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
3. Select Group (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select an existing group name with the Navigation Key.
5. Press
(Options) then select Rename.
6. Enter a new name.
7. To save the new group name, press
Note:
.
The default group names (All, Etc.) cannot be changed.
Deleting a Group
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
3. Select Group (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Use the Navigation Key to select a group.
5. Press
(Erase) to delete it. (“If deleted, entries will move to
[ETC] Group. Erase this group?”will display.)
6. Press Yes (
Note:
) or No (
).
The default group names (All, Etc.) cannot be deleted.
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Dialing Services
Note:
You must be in digital mode to access Services.
Customer Service
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
3. Select Services (
).
).
4. Select Customer Service (
5. Press
Shortcut:
(Menu).
).
.
.
To connect dial *611
Directory Assistance
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Phone Book (
).
3. Select Services (
).
4. Select Dir Assist (
).
5. Press
Shortcut:
(Menu).
.
To connect dial 411
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Section 2H
Personal Organizer
In This Section
Schedule
Memo Pad
Alarm
Calculator
World Clock
Stopwatch
Your phone is equipped with several personal information management
features that help you manage your busy lifestyle. This section shows you
how to use these features to turn your phone into a time management
planner that helps you keep up with your contacts, schedules, and
commitments. It takes productivity to a whole new level.
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Schedule
Your phone's Schedule helps you organize your time and reminds
you of important events.
To add an new event to your schedule:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Schedule (
).
4. Select Add New Plan (
) to display the calendar.
5. Move the Navigation Key left, right, up, or down to choose a
date in the calendar then press
.
6. Press
to select alarm options:
Date: Use the keypad to change or enter the date, then
press
(OK).
Time: Use the keypad to set a time, press
PM, then press
(OK).
Plan: Use the keypad to enter a plan message, then
press
.
Setting: Use the Navigation Key to select an alert time
interval option: On Time, 10 Min Before, 30 Min Before, 1 Hour
Before, No Alarm.
Ringer: Press
(Options), select Default (to select a default
ringer type) or Change (to select a custom ringer type), use
the Navigation Key to highlight a ringer, then press
to
save.
to select AM or
7. Press
(Save) to save the event. (The event date will be
highlighted on your calendar.)
-orPress
to return to the calendar without saving.
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To view an event in your schedule:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Schedule (
).
4. Select View Plan (
).
5. Move the Navigation Key to choose an event then press
(Erase).
or
Press
(Options), then select Add Plan or Erase All using
the Navigation Key.
Memo Pad
Your phone includes an internal memo pad that can be used to
compose and store reminders and notes.
Add Memo
To compose a memo (there is an 80-character limit):
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Memo Pad (
).
4. Select Add Memo (
).
5. Input a new text memo then press
to save.
View Memo
To view a saved memo:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Memo Pad (
4. Select View Memo (
is displayed.)
).
). (The list of all memos, in saved order,
5. Select a memo then press
To erase a memo, press
To add a new memo, press
select New Memo.
To erase all memos, press
select Erase All.
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(Erase).
, press
, press
(Options) then
(Options) then
87
6. To edit the memo, press
(Options) then select Edit.
Settings
To select the memo pad background image:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
).
3. Select Memo Pad (
4. Select Settings (
(Menu).
).
).
5. Select one of the following options by moving Navigation Key
left or right:
Paper, Pattern, Sea, Sky, Flower
6. To save, press
(OK).
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Alarm
The built-in alarm clock allows you to set up to three alarms.
To set your phone's alarm clock:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
).
3. Select Alarm (
).
(Menu).
4. Select one of the following entries with the Navigation Key:
To set a new alarm, choose Alarm 1, 2, or 3.
To edit an existing alarm, select that alarm then press
To delete an existing alarm, press
5. Press
.
(Erase).
to select alarm options.
Setting: Use the Navigation Key to select a setting for the
alarm (Off, Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly).
Date: Use the keypad to change or enter the date for the alarm
then press
(OK).
Off
Once: Enter a date for the alarm.
Daily: Select a time.
Weekly: Select a day of the week to repeat the alarm
weekly.
Monthly: Enter a day of the month (1-31) to repeat the
alarm monthly.
Time: Use the keypad to set a time for the event, press
select AM or PM, then press
.
Snoozing: Use the Navigation Key to select a Snooze setting
(Off, 1 Time after 5 Min, 1 Time after 10 Min, 3 Times by 5 Min).
Ringer: Press
(Options), select Default (to select a default
ringer type) or Change (to select a custom ringer type), use
the Navigation Key to highlight a ringer, then press
to
save.
Plan: Using the keypad, input an alarm message then
press
.
6. To save the alarm setting, press
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Calculator
Your phone comes with a built-in calculator.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Calculator (
).
4. Enter numbers using your keypad. (Press
point.)
to insert a decimal
5. Press the appropriate Navigation Key for an arithmetic option.
Tip:
:X
: ---
:/
:+
6. Enter numbers then press
7. To reset, press
:.
: =.
for the result.
(Reset).
To clear the numbers, press
To end calculation,press
.
.
How to do a math problem with the calculator:
Follow the instructions below to calculate 8*6/4-2.5=9.5
Input 8. Press
.
Input 6. Press
.
Input 4. Press
.
Input 2 then press
Press 5.
Then press
.
and you will see the answer.
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World Clock
Your phone can display the time in more than 39 cities around the
world.
To display the time and date in pre-programmed cities:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
).
3. Select World Clock (
(Menu).
).
The world map displays the city, its date, and the current
time in the selected city.
4. Use the Left or Right Navigation Key to select another city.
Note:
The World Clock does not adjust for Daylight Savings Time.
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Stopwatch
Your phone's built-in stopwatch can simultaneously time up to six
different events.
To operate the stopwatch:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Tools (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Stopwatch (
).
4. Choose from one of the following functions:
To start the stopwatch, press
To pause timing, press
To resume timing, press
To reset the stopwatch, press
To return to the previous page, press
(Start).
(Stop).
.
(Reset).
.
To time up to six events at once:
1. To start, press
(Start).
2. To stop a time period and continue measuring another one,
press
(Continue).
3. To stop the second and continue measuring a third one,
press
(Continue).
4. To measure up to six time periods, repeat the above steps,
then press
(Stop).
5. To review the results, press
(View).
6. To return to the stopwatch, press
7. To reset it, press
(OK).
(Reset).
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Section 2I
Using Your Phone’s Voice Services
In This Section
Voice Recognition Mode
Voice Memo
Voice Dial
Train Words
Shutter Sound
Your phone’s Voice Services let you place calls using your voice, store voice
reminders, and record memos right on your phone. This section includes
easy-to-follow instructions on using voice-activated dialing and
managing voice memos.
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Voice Recognition Mode
Voice Recognition (VR) enables you to place calls using your voice
and to record voice memos. See "Voice Dial" on page 96 for
information on recording voice dial tags for use in Voice Recognition.
To activate Voice Recognition mode:
Press and hold
until Voice Recognition mode launches.
(“Please say the name after the prompt tone” will be displayed
on the screen, and you will hear “Name Please.”)
To use Voice Recognition to place a phone call:
1. Press and hold
mode.
until your phone turns to Voice Recognition
2. Say a name or a voice dial tag. (The number and name will
appear on the display and you will hear “Calling [name].”)
Voice Memo
Voice Memo allows you to record a reminder message that can be up
to 60 seconds.
To record a memo:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
3. Select Voice Memo (
(Menu).
).
).
4. To record a voice memo, press
. (Instructions will be
displayed and you will hear “Please begin recording after the
tone.”)
To stop recording a memo, press
(Pause/Resume).
Press
(Options) after recording a voice memo to
Re-record, Review or Save.
Select Save, input a Voice Memo Title (up to 32 characters),
then press
.
Press
(Stop) or
(Options) then Edit Caption or Play.
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To play a voice memo:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Voice Memo (
).
4. To display a list of voice memos, press
.
5. Highlight the memo you would like to play then press
press
(Options) then select Play.
or
To erase a voice memo, select the message you want to erase
then press
(Erase).
To play a voice memo in speaker mode:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Voice Memo (
).
4. To play the message in speaker mode, press
.
5. Highlight the memo you would like to play then press
press
(Options) then select Play.
or
To erase a voice memo, select the message you want to erase
then press
(Erase).
To erase all voice memos:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
3. Select Voice Memo (
).
).
4. To erase all voice memos, press
(Menu).
.
“Erase all voice memos?”will be displayed. Press
to erase all voice memos.
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Voice Dial
Voice Dial allows you to call a person by simply saying their name.
To access Voice Dial:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
).
3. Select Voice Dial (
).
4. To record a voice dial, press
displayed alphabetically.)
(Menu).
. (The phone book list will be
5. Select a name then press
. (Instuctions will be displayed and
you will hear “Name Please.”)
6. Say the name for the voice tag and repeat the name when
prompted. (You will hear “Added.”)
To review a voice dial:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
).
3. Select Voice Dial (
).
4. To review voice dial, press
(Menu).
.
Select the message you want to play then press
press
(Erase).
(Play) or
To review a voice dial in speaker mode:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
).
3. Select Voice Dial (
).
(Menu).
4. To review the voice dial tag in speaker mode, press
.
Select the voice dial tag you want to play then press
(Play) or press
(Erase).
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To erase all voice dials:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
).
3. Select Voice Dial (
).
(Menu).
4. Press
to erase all voice dials. (“Erase all voice dial entries?”
will be displayed.)
5. Press
(Yes) to erase all voice dials.
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TrainWords
This feature allows you to create Control words to make a call without
using the keypad.
Yes
Use to train or untrain the Voice Recognition with the control word,
“Yes.”
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Train Words (
).
4. Select Yes (
). (“Please hold phone to ear and follow
instructions” will be displayed and you will hear “Now training
control words. Please say the word ‘Yes’.”)
5. Say “Yes.” (You will hear “Again.”)
6. Say “Yes” again. (You will hear “Training word successful.”)
No
Use to train or untrain the Voice Recognition with the control word,
“No.”
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
3. Select Train Words (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select No (
). (“Please hold phone to ear and follow
instructions” will be displayed and you will hear “Now training
control words. Please say the word ‘No’.”)
5. Say “No.” (You will hear “Again.”)
6. Say “No” again. (You will hear “Training word successful.”)
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Wake-Up
Use to train or untrain the Voice Recognition with the control word,
“Wake-Up.”
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Train Words (
).
4. Select Wake-Up (
). (“Please hold phone to ear and follow
instructions”will be displayed and you will hear “Now training
control words. Please say the word ‘Wake -Up’.”)
5. Say “Wake -Up.” (You will hear “Again.”)
6. Say “Wake -Up” again. (You will hear “Training word
successful.”)
UndoTrain All
Undo Train All erases all “trained” words.
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
3. Select Train Words (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Undo Train All (
). (“Undo voice recognition for all
procedures?” will be displayed. )
5. To undo all trained words, press
(Yes).
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Shutter Sound
Your Audiovox 8912 allows you to record a shutter sound to be played
when you take a picture with the phone's built-in camera.
To record a shutter sound:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Shutter Sound (
).
4. To record a shutter sound, press
. (Instructions will be
displayed and you will hear “Please record at the tone.”)
5. To stop recording a shutter sound, press
(Stop).
6. Press
(Options) after recording a shutter sound to Re-record,
Review or Save.
To play a shutter sound:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Shutter Sound (
).
4. To play shutter sound, press
.
To erase a shutter sound:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Voice SVC (
3. Select Shutter Sound (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Press
to erase shutter sounds. (“Erase this Shutter Sound?”
will be displayed.)
5. To erase shutter sounds, press
(Yes) or
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Section 2J
Using Your Phone’s Built-in Camera
In This Section
Taking Pictures
My Pictures
Online Albums
Managing Picture Messaging
Account Information
Your phone's built-in camera gives you the ability to take full-color digital
pictures, view your pictures using the phone’s display, and instantly share
them with your family and friends. It’s fun and as easy to use as a
traditional point-and-click camera: just take a picture, view it on your
phone’s display, and send it from your phone to up to ten people.
The Audiovox 8912 delivers high quality images with crisp details and
brilliant colors. There’s no easier way to make sure you’re always ready
to capture all the fun and excitement in beautiful digital images.
This section explains the features and options of your phone’s built-in
camera.
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Taking Pictures
Taking pictures with your phone’s built-in camera is as simple as
choosing a subject, pointing the lens, then pressing a button. You can
activate the camera mode and take pictures when the phone is open.
To take a picture from the menu:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Pictures (
).
3. Select Camera (
). (Your phone will enter Camera Mode.)
4. Point the camera lens at your subject. (You can check the
picture framing through the main display screen.)
5. To take the picture, press
or the Side Camera button.
6. Press
(Next) to select an option. (See “Picture Options”
on page 103.)
- or To return to standby mode, press
(End).
Note:
If you receive an incoming call while taking a picture, the camera mode will
turn off. You may not receive a warning before the incoming call.
To take a picture in standby mode:
1. Press the Side Camera button to activate camera mode or press
, then select Camera (
) or press and hold
.
2. Point the camera lens at your subject. (You can check the
picture framing through the main display screen.)
3. To take the picture, press
or the Side Camera button.
4. Press
(Next) to select an option. (See “Picture Options”
on page 103.)
- or To return to standby mode, press
(End).
To take a picture with the phone closed:
1. Press and hold the Side Camera key to activate Camera mode.
2. Point the camera lens at your subject. (You can check the
picture framing through the Sub LCD.)
3. Press the Side Camera key to take the picture. (Your picture will
be saved automatically in your phone.)
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Creating Your Picture Messaging Password
The first time you use any of the picture management options
involving the picture messaging Website you will need to establish a
picture messaging password through your phone. This password will
also allow you to log in to the picture messaging Website at
www.plspictures.com to access and manage your uploaded pictures.
To create your picture messaging password:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Pictures (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Online Albums (
4. Select Upload Pictures (
).
).
5. Use the Navigation Key to select a picture to upload and
press
or
(Upload).
6. Select Upload This or Upload All. You will be prompted to create
a picture messaging password.
7. Enter a 4-digit,alpha-numeric password then press
(OK).
8. Please wait while the system creates your account.
Once you have received confirmation that your account has been
successfully registered you may upload and share pictures and access
the picture messaging Website.
Picture Options
After taking a picture, press
(Next) to access picture options:
Send Picture to send the picture.
Upload to Albums to upload the picture you just took to the picture
messaging Website. Depending on your settings,you may be
prompted to accept a data service connection.
Assign Picture ID to assign picture ID.
Assign ScreenSaver to assign screensaver.
Assign Incoming Call to assign incoming call.
Take New Picture to return to camera mode to take another
picture.
Thumbnail to go to your phone’s picture storage folder.
Erase to erase selected pictures.
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Camera Mode Options
While in camera mode (see “Taking Pictures”on page 102),
press
(Options) to access the camera mode options:
Self Portrait to switch the viewfinder to the Sub LCD. (Take a
picture of yourself by checking the view on the Sub LCD.)
Flash to activate the flash function.
Self Timer to activate the camera’s timer function.
Fun Tools to select an option from the following to set picture
frame and color tone.
Fun Frame to select your favorite fun picture frame to
decorate your picture.
Color Tone to select a color tone for the picture. (Normal,
Gray, Warm, Cool, Antique, Sepia).
Image Controls to select an option from the following.
Brightness to select brightness control:
Press the Navigation Key right (increase) or left (decrease)
to select a setting then press
(OK)to apply the desired
setting.
White Balance to adjust white balance based on changing
conditions. Select from Auto, Manual.
Settings to enjoy various ways of taking pictures:
Resolution to select a file size (640x480, 320x240 or 160x120)
for a picture.
Quality to select picture quality (Fine, Normal, Economy).
Shutter Sound to select a shutter sound (Off, Shutter 1,
Shutter 2, Say “Cheese”, Ready 123, Record own).
Auto Delete to automatically erase picture files from your
phone after they have been uploaded to your online picture
messaging account.
Go to My Pictures to go to your phone’s picture storage folder.
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My Pictures
The My Pictures menu allows you to display pictures you have
stored in your phone.
To display your phone's stored pictures:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Pictures (
3. Select My Pictures (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select an option from the following then press
(OK):
In Camera to select the folder that stores pictures you have
taken.
Saved to Phone to select the folder that stores pictures you
have downloaded or assigned.
In Camera Options
With the In Camera folder displayed, press
in camera options:
(Options) to access the
Upload to Albums to upload pictures saved in your phone to the
picture messaging Website. (Depending on your settings, you
may be prompted to accept a Web Service connection.)
Assign to assign the selected picture to display for specific tasks:
Picture ID to display the picture for incoming calls from a
specific Phone Book entry.
Screen Saver to display the picture as an LCD screen saver.
Incoming Call to display the selected picture for all incoming
calls.
Save to Phone to save the selected picture to the "Saved to Phone"
folder.
Take New Picture to return to camera mode to take another
picture.
Erase to erase a selected picture.
Edit Caption to enter or edit a caption for the picture.
Picture Info to display the picture information, such as caption,
date/time, resolution, size, quality, etc.
Expand to switch the display from thumbnail view to full-screen.
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Saved to Phone Options
With the Saved to Phone folder displayed, press
access the Saved to Phone options:
(Options) to
Picture ID to display the picture for incoming calls from a specific
phone book list entry.
Screen Saver to display the picture as an LCD screen saver.
Incoming Call to display the selected picture for all incoming calls.
Erase to erase selected pictures. Select an option from the
following, then press
(OK).
Erase This to erase the selected picture.
Erase All to erase all pictures in the Saved to Phone folder.
Expand to switch the display from thumbnail view to full-screen.
(If currently in full-screen view, the option appears as Thumbnail.)
Online Albums
Viewing Online Albums
You can upload, store, and access pictures in your account on the
picture messaging website www.plspictures.com.
To view your online albums:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Pictures (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Online Albums (
).
4. Select View Albums (
). Depending on your settings you may
be prompted to accept a data service connection. (Your picture
messaging inbox and your albums appear.)
5. Highlight Online Albums List.
6. Use the Navigation Key to select a picture.
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Online Album Options
You have many options available. Press
online Album options:
(Options) to access the
Save to Phone to download the selected picture to your phone.
Edit/Erase
Copy/Move to copy or move pictures files to a selected
album.
Edit Caption to edit the caption of a picture file.
Erase to erase pictures saved in the current album.
Rotate Picture to rotate the selected picture.
Picture Info to display information on the selected picture, such as
title, time, date, size, etc.
Album List to display the album list.
Expand to switch the display from thumbnail view to full-screen.
Thumbnail to display the thumbnail image.
Uploading Pictures
You can quickly and easily upload the pictures stored in your camera
to your online picture account.
To upload your pictures:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Pictures (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Online Albums (
4. Select Upload Pictures (
).
).
5. Use the Navigation Key to select a picture to upload then press
or
(Upload).
6. Select Upload This to upload the selected picture.
- or Select Upload All to upload all of the pictures in your In Camera
folder.
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Managing Picture Messaging
Using the Picture MessagingWebsite
Once you have uploaded pictures from your phone to your online
picture messaging account, you can use your personal computer to
manage your pictures. From the picture messaging website you can
share pictures, edit album titles and picture captions, organize and
move images, and do much more. Please visit www.plspictures.com
for the availability of these services.
You will also have access to picture management tools to improve
and customize your pictures. You’ll be able to lighten, darken, crop,
antique, add comic bubbles and cartoon effects, and use other
features to transform your pictures.
To access the picture messaging website:
1. From your computer’s Internet connection, go to
www.plspictures.com .
2. Enter your Phone Number and picture messaging password to
register. (See “Creating Your Picture Messaging Password”on
page 103.)
Managing Online Picture Messaging FromYour Phone
You can use your phone to manage, edit, or share pictures you have
uploaded to the picture messaging website.
To view your online picture messages from your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Pictures (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Online Albums (
).
4. Select View Albums (
). Depending on your settings you may
be prompted to accept a data service connection. (The Online
Albums menu appears.)
5. Highlight Uploads or an album title then press
pictures, up to nine per screen, are displayed.)
. (Thumbnail
6. Use the Navigation Key to select a picture then select
View (
) to expand it.
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Sharing Online Picture Messages
To share online picture messages:
1. From the Uploads screen or an album screen, select a picture
you wish to share then select
(Options).
2. To enter recipients to the Recipient List, highlight an option
from the “Select address from”menu then press
.
Phone Book to select recipients from your internal Phone
Book entries.
Enter Mobile # to enter a recipient’s phone number.
Enter Email to enter a recipient’s email address.
Group List to select recipients from your Group List.
Phone Book to select recipients from your Group List.
Online Address Bk to select recipients from your Online
Address Book (your sharing history from the Web).
Highlight a recipient then press
. (This will check the
box next to the recipient.) To clear the box, highlight it then
press
. When you are finished, select Done (
).
(You will return to the Recipient List with the selected
recipients.)
3. To add more recipients to the Recipient List, select Options
(
), highlight Add New Recipient, then press
. You can
repeat step 2 above. To erase a recipient from the Recipient List,
highlight the recipient, select Options (
), highlight Erase,
then press
.
4. Select Next (
) when you are finished selecting/entering
recipients. (You may include up to ten recipients.)
5. If you wish to record and include a Voice Memo with the picture
you are sending, select Start (
), then start recording after
the beep. (Maximum recording time is 10 seconds). If you do
not wish to attach a Voice Memo to the picture, select Skip
(
).
6. Use your keypad to enter a text message (or press
to select
from Preset Messages or Recent Messages) then select Next
(
) or press
. (See “Entering Text”on page 25.) You may
also choose to leave the message area blank; just select Skip
(
) or press
to continue.
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7. In the Preview screen, confirm the recipients, voice memo, and
message.
To confirm, change, or add a recipient, highlight the
recipient then select Change (
). The Recipient List
appears. Follow the instructions in steps 2 and 3 on the
previous page to select or edit the recipient.
To confirm or change the voice memo, highlight Voice
Memo:Recorded, then select Change (
). The Play Voice
Memo screen appears. Select Start (
) to play the voice
memo; select Options (
) to display further options (Play,
Re-record, and Erase).
If you have skipped step 5 on the previous page and wish to
add a voice memo now, highlight Add Voice Memo then
select Add (
). The Add Voice Memo screen appears.
Follow the instructions in step 5.
To confirm, change, or add a text message, highlight the
message or Add Text Message then select Change or Add
(
). The Message screen appears. Follow the instructions
in step 6 to edit the text message.
8. To send the picture, from the Preview screen, select Send (
).
To share an album from online mode:
1. From the Online Albums menu, select an album you wish to
share then select Options (
).
2. Highlight Send Album then press
.
3. Follow steps 2-8 in “Sharing Online Picture Messages" on page
109 to complete and send your album. (The Voice Memo option
is not available for sending an album.)
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Accessing Online Picture Messaging Options From Your
Phone
To access online picture messaging options from your phone:
1. Select a picture from the Uploads screen or an album screen.
2. To display options, select Options (
).
3. To select an option, highlight it then press
.
Send Picture to share a picture through the picture
messaging website.
Copy/Move to copy or move pictures to a selected album:
Copy this to copy the selected picture to the album.
Copy all to copy all pictures and videos in the
current album (or Uploads) to the target album.
Move this to move the selected picture or video to
the album.
Move all to move all pictures and videos in the
current album (or Uploads) to the target album.
Download to copy the selected picture to your phone’s
Saved to Phone folder.
Media View to switch the display mode for the current
album (or Uploads). Select Pictures Only to display pictures
only; select All Media to display both pictures and videos.
(The Media View option appears when the album includes
both pictures and videos.)
Erase to select Erase this to erase a single picture or Erase all
to erase all pictures saved in the current album (or Uploads).
Edit Caption to edit the picture’s caption.
Rotate Picture to rotate the selected picture. (This option is
only available for pictures.)
Create Album to create a new album. Enter the album name
then press
.
Online Albums to switch from pictures to the album list.
Picture Info to display information on the selected picture,
such as title, time/date, size, etc.
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To access your online Albums options from your phone:
1. Display the album list in the Online Albums menu.
2. Use the Navigation Key to select an album (or Uploads).
3. Select Options (
) to display options.
4. To select an option, highlight it then press
.
Send Album to share the album through the picture
messaging website.
Create Album to create a new album. Enter a new album
name then press
.
Erase Album to delete the selected album.
Rename Album to rename the selected album. Enter a new
name then press
.
Album Info to display information on the selected album,
such as title, time/date, and number of files.
Account Information
It's easy to learn more about your online picture account:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Pictures (
3. Select Account Info (
(Menu).
).
).
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Section 3
Using Service Features
Section 3A
Service Features:The Basics
In This Section
Using Voicemail
Using SMS Text Messaging
Using Caller ID
Responding to Call Waiting
Making a Three-Way Call
Using Call Forwarding
Now that you’ve mastered your phone’s fundamentals, it’s time to explore
the calling features that enhance your Service. This section outlines
your basic Service features.
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Using Voicemail
Setting UpYour Voicemail
All unanswered calls to your phone are automatically transferred to
voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. Therefore, set
up your Voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is
activated.
To set up your voicemail:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Messaging (
3. Select Voicemail (
4. Select Call (
- or Press
(Menu).
).
).
).
or press and hold
.
5. Follow the system prompts to create your pass code, record
your greeting, record your name announcement, then choose
whether to activate One-Touch Message Access (a feature that
lets you press one key to access messages and bypasses the
need for you to enter your pass code).
Note:
The voicemail setup process may vary in certain Affiliate areas.
Voicemail Notification
There are several ways your phone alerts you to new messages:
By displaying a message on the screen.
By sounding the assigned ringer type.
By the LED blinking green.
Note:
Your phone accepts messages even when it is turned off. However, you are
only notified of new messages when your phone is turned on and you are in
a home network service area.
Retrieving Your Voicemail Messages
You can review your messages directly from your phone or from any
other touch-tone phone. To dial from your phone, you can either
speed dial your voicemail or use the menu keys.
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Using One-Touch Message Access
Press
. (Follow the system prompts.)
Using the Menu Keys on Your Phone to Access Your Messages
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Messaging (
Details (
).
Note:
(Menu).
) and Voicemail (
), then select
You will be charged for airtime minutes whenever you access your
voicemail from your phone.
Voicemail Options
Your phone offers several options for organizing and accessing your
voicemail.
Using Expert Mode
Using the Expert Mode setting for your personal voicemail box helps
you navigate through the voicemail system more quickly by
shortening the voice prompts you hear at each level.
To turn Expert Mode on or off:
1. Press and hold
to access your voicemail. (If your voicemail
box contains any new or saved messages, press
to access
the main voicemail menu.)
2. Following the system prompts, press
Personal Options.
3. Press
for Expert Mode.
4. Press
to turn Expert Mode on or off.
to change your
Setting Up Group Distribution Lists
Create up to 20 separate group lists, each with up to 50 contacts.
1. Press and hold
to access your voicemail. (If your voicemail
box contains any new or saved messages, press
to access
the main voicemail menu.)
2. Following the system prompts, press
Personal Options.
3. Press
for Administrative Options.
4. Press
for Group Distribution Lists.
to change your
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5. Follow the voice prompts to create, edit, rename, or delete
group lists.
Callback
Return a call after listening to a message without disconnecting
from voicemail.
After listening to a message, press
. (Once the call is
complete, you will return to the voicemail main menu.)
Voicemail-to-Voicemail Message
Record and send a voice message to other Voicemail users.
1. From the main voicemail menu, press
to send a message.
2. Follow the voice prompts to enter the phone number.
3. Follow the voice prompts to record and send your voice
message.
Voicemail-to-Voicemail Message Reply
Reply to a voice message received from any other Voicemail user.
1. After listening to a voice message, press
.
2. Follow the voice prompts to record and send your reply.
Voicemail-to-Voicemail Message Forwarding
Forward a voice message, except those marked “Private,”to other
Voicemail users.
1. After listening to a message, press
.
2. Follow the voice prompts to enter the phone number.
3. Follow the voice prompts to record your introduction and
forward the voice message.
Voicemail-to-Voicemail Receipt Request
Receive confirmation that your voice message has been
listened to when you send, forward, or reply to other users.
1. After you have recorded a message, press
to indicate that
you are satisfied with the message you recorded.
2. Press
to mark receipt requested.
3. Press
to send your voicemail message.
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Continue Recording
Before pressing
to indicate that you are satisfied with the
message you recorded, press
to continue recording.
Extended Absence Greeting
An extended absence greeting can be played instead of your normal
personal greeting when your phone is turned off or you are off the
home network for an extended period. This greeting can be played
instead of your normal personal greeting.
1. From the main voicemail menu, press
for Personal Options.
2. Press
for Greetings.
3. Press
to record an Extended Absence Greeting.
Clear Envelope
Your phone may temporarily continue to display the message icon
after you have checked your voice and text messages.
To clear the icon from the display screen:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Messaging (
3. Select Voicemail (
4. Select Clear Envelope (
5. Press
(Menu).
).
).
).
(OK).
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Voicemail Menu Key
The following list illustrates your phone's voicemail structure.
Listen
Envelope Information
Send a Reply Message
Advance 8 Seconds
Rewind to Start
Forward Message
Erase Message
Callback/Place Call
Save Message
Send a Message
Personal Options
Notification Options
Phone Notification
Numeric Paging to a PCS Phone
Return to Personal Options Menu
Administrative Options
Skip Passcode
Autoplay
Message Date & Time On/Off
Change Passcode
Group Distribution List
Return to Personal Options Menu
Greetings
Personal Greetings
Recorded Name
Extended Absence Greeting
Return to Personal Options Menu
Place a Call
Exit Voicemail Menu
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Using SMS Text Messaging
With SMS Text Messaging, you can use a person’s wireless phone
number to send instant text messages from your phone to their
messaging-ready phone – and they can send messages to you. When
you receive a new message, it will automatically display on your
phone’s screen.
In addition, SMS Text Messaging includes a variety of pre-set
messages, such as “I’m running late, I’m on my way”, that make
composing messages fast and easy. You can also customize your own
pre-set messages (up to 100 characters) from your Phone.
Composing SMS Text Messages
To compose an SMS Text message:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Messaging (
3. Select Send Message (
4. Select Text Message (
(Menu).
).
).
).
5. Under Add Recipient, input the phone number or Email address
(Next).
then press
then press
While entering an Email address, press
choose the text input mode.
(Options) to
6. Under Enter Message, input a new text message then press
(Next).
Note:
Press
(Options) to choose from the following options:
Abc, T9Word, NUM, Symbols, Emoticon, Pre-set Msg, Recent
Msg.
The default call back number automatically appears in the Callback
Number field. You can scroll to the number and edit it or simply press
(OK).
7. Press the Navigation Key down for more fields. (Under Priority,
select Normal or Urgent.)
8. Press the Navigation Key down for more fields. (Under Insert
Signature, select On or Off.)
9. Press
(Send) to send, or press
(Options), select Save to
Outbox, then press
to save the message.
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Accessing SMS Text Messages
To read an SMS Text message:
When you receive a text message, it will automatically appear
on your phone’s main display screen. Use the Navigation Key to
scroll down and view the entire message.
To reply to an SMS Text message:
1. While the message is open, select Reply (
).
2. Compose your reply or use the pre-set messages or icons.
To type a message, use your keypad to enter your message.
Use the left softkey to select a character input mode. (See
“Entering Text”on page 25.)
To use a pre-set message or an emoticon, press the left softkey,
select Emoticon or Pre-set, highlight your desired message or
emoticon, then press
.
3. Review your reply then press Send (
).(You may also select
additional messaging options by pressing Options [
] to set
the callback number and/or the message priority [Normal or
Urgent].)
Using Canned (Pre-set) Messages
Pre-set messages make sending text messages to your friends, family,
and co-workers easier than ever.
To add and/or edit Pre-Set Messages:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Messaging (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select Pre-set Messages (
).
5. From the Pre-set messages menu, select Options (
) then Add
New.
- or Highlight a message you wish to edit then select Options (
)
then Edit or Erase (
).
6. Enter your new message or changes then press
(See “Entering Text”on page 25.)
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Using Caller ID
Caller ID allows people to identify a caller before answering the
phone by displaying the number of the incoming call. If you do not
want your number displayed when you make a call, just follow these
easy steps.
To block your phone number from being displayed for a specific
outgoing call:
1. Press
.
2. Enter the number you want to call, then press
Note:
.
To permanently block your number, call your service provider.
Responding to Call Waiting
Call Waiting notifies you of another incoming call when you are on
the phone by making a beep sound and displaying the caller’s phone
number on the screen.
Tip:
To answer another call while on the phone, press
.
(This places the first call on hold. To switch back to the first
caller, press
again.)
For those calls where you don’t want to be interrupted, you can temporarily
disable Call Waiting by pressing
before placing your call.
Call Waiting is automatically reactivated once you end the call.
Making a Three-Way Call
With Three-Way Calling, you can talk to two people at the same time.
When using this feature, the normal airtime rates will be applied for
each of the two calls.
1. Enter a number you wish to call then press
.
2. Once you have established the connection, enter the second
number you wish to call then press
(or press
[Menu],
highlight 3-Way Call then press
[OK]) to put the first caller
on hold and dial the second number.
3. When you’re connected to the second party, press
begin your three-way call.
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If one of the people you called hangs up during your call, you and the
remaining caller stay connected. If you initiated the call and are the
first to hang up, all three callers are disconnected.
Tip:
You can also initiate a Three-Way Call by retrieving a phone number stored
in your internal Phone Book, Call History, or Messaging. To call the third
party, press
.
Note:
Call Waiting and Three-Way Calling are not available while roaming off the
network available to you.
Using Call Forwarding
Call Forwarding lets you forward all your incoming calls to another
phone number – even when your phone is turned off. You can
continue to make calls from your phone when Call Forwarding is
activated.
To activate Call Forwarding:
1. Press
.
2. Enter the area code and phone number to which your future
calls should be forwarded.
3. Press
. (You will see a message and hear a tone to confirm
the activation of Call Forwarding.)
To deactivate Call Forwarding:
1. Press
.
2. Press
. (You will see a message and hear a tone to confirm
the deactivation.)
Note:
You may be charged a higher rate for forwarded calls.
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Section 3B
Data Service
In This Section
Getting Started With Data Service
Accessing Messaging
Downloading Premium Services Content
Accessing Games
Accessing Ringers
Accessing Screen Savers
Accessing Applications and Others
Exploring the Web
Data Service FAQs
Data service brings you clarity you can see and hear with advanced
multimedia services. These features, including picture messaging,
messaging, games, downloadable ringers and screen savers, and
Web access, are easy to learn and use. The rich, colorful graphic
experience is visually comparable to your home or office
computer.
This section introduces these advanced services and walks you
through the necessary steps to start taking advantage of data
services.
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Getting Started With Data Service
With your phone, you are ready to start enjoying the advantages of
data services. This section will help you learn the basics of using your
Web services, including managing your User name, launching a Web
connection, and navigating the Web with your phone.
Your User Name
When you buy a phone and sign up for service, you're
automatically assigned a User name. Then, when you use data
services, your User name is submitted to identify you to the
network available to you. The User name is also useful as an
address for email and instant messaging, as a way to personalize
Internet services, and as an online virtual identity.
Your User name will be automatically programmed into your
phone. You don't have to enter it.
FindingYour User Name
You can easily find your User name on your phone:
On your Phone: From the main menu, go to Settings then select
Phone Info. Your User name will display, along with other
information about your phone.
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Launching a Data Service Connection
To launch a Data Service connection:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Web (
), Connect Web (
), or press
. (The
browser will launch and display the web browsing home page.)
While connecting, the following will appear on the screen:
Connecting ...
If you had a previous data connection, the last page you visited will
display when you launch your browser, for example, Mail or ESPN
Top News. When this occurs, you may not see the “Connecting ...”
message when you launch the session. Though the browser is open,
you are not currently in an active data session - that is, no data is being
sent or received. As soon as you navigate to another page, the active
session will launch and you will see the “Connecting ...”message.
Web Guard
When you first connect to the Internet, the Web Guard will appear to
confirm that you want to connect. This feature helps you avoid
accidental connections. You can disable the Web Guard in the future
by selecting Always Auto-Connect when the Web Guard is displayed.
To change your Web Guard settings:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Settings (
3. Select Web Setting (
4. Select Web Guard (
options:
Note:
(Menu).
).
).
) then choose from the following
On to activate the Web Guard.
Off to deactivate the Web Guard.
When enabled, the Web Guard appears only once per session. The Web
Guard does not appear if the phone is merely re-connecting due to a
timeout.
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Browsing the Web
Browsing the Web is easy once you've learned a few basics.
Here are some tips for browsing the Web with data service:
Softkeys
When browsing the Web, the bottom line of your phone's display
contains one or more softkeys. These keys are shortcut controls for
navigating around the Web, and they correspond to the softkey
buttons directly below the phone’s display screen (
/
).
Depending on which Websites you visit, the labels on the softkeys
may change to indicate their function.
To use softkeys, simply press the desired softkey button (
/
).
If an additional pop-up menu appears when you press the softkey
button, select the menu items using your keypad (if they’re
numbered) or by highlighting the option then pressing
.
Scrolling
As with other parts of your phone’s menu, you'll have to scroll up and
down to see everything on some Websites.
Press the Navigation Key up or down to scroll line by line or
press the volume buttons on the side of the phone to scroll one
page at a time.
Selecting
Once you've learned how to use softkeys, you can start navigating
Websites.
Select on-screen items by using the Navigation Key to highlight
the desired item, then press the desired softkey button.
You'll find that the
button is used primarily for selecting items.
This softkey is often labeled “OK.”
Tip:
If the items on a page are numbered, you can use your keypad
to select an item.
Links, which appear as underlined text, allow you to jump to
different Web pages, select special functions, or even place
phone calls.
To follow a link, highlight it then select the appropriate softkey.
The tenth item in a numbered list may be selected by pressing the
key
on your phone’s keypad, even though the number 0 doesn’t appear on the
screen.
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Going Back
To go back one page, press
(Back) on your phone.
Going to a SpecificWebsite
To go to a particular Website by entering a URL (Website address):
1. Access the Web Service menu by pressing
(Menu) or
.
2. Select Go to URL.
3. Use your keypad to enter the URL of the Website you wish to
go to.
4. Select Go to go to the Website.
Note:
Not all Websites are viewable on your phone.
Creating a Bookmark
Bookmarks allow you to store the address of your favorite Websites
for easy access at a later time.
To create a bookmark:
1. Access the Web Service menu by pressing
(Menu) or
.
2. Go to the Web page you want to mark.
3. Select Bookmarks.
4. Select Mark Site.
5. Press
(Menu) and then select Edit if you want to modify the
bookmark title or URL.
6. Use your keypad to edit the bookmark title and URL (if
necessary) then select Save to save the bookmark.
Note:
Bookmarking a page does not store the page contents, just its address.
Note:
Some pages cannot be bookmarked. Whether a particular Web page may
be marked is controlled by its creator.
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Accessing a Bookmark
To access a bookmark:
1. Access the Web Service menu by pressing
(Menu).
2. Select Bookmarks.
3. Highlight the bookmark you’d like to access then press
go to the Website.
to
Deleting a Bookmark
1. From the bookmark list, select the bookmark you want to delete
then press the right softkey
.
2. Select Delete then press
3. Press
Note:
.
(OK) .
If you want to delete all bookmarks, select Delete All at step 2 above.
Reloading aWeb Page
1. Access the data service menu by pressing
(Menu) or
.
2. Select Refresh.
Restarting theWeb Browser
If the Web browser appears to be malfunctioning or stops
responding, you can usually fix the problem by simply restarting
the browser.
1. Access the data service menu by pressing
(Menu) or
.
2. Select Preferences.
3. Select Restart Browser.
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Messaging
Accessing Messaging
Now you can send and receive emails and text messages and
participate in Web-based chatrooms right from your phone.
Messaging allows you to stay connected to friends, family, and
co-workers 24 hours a day anywhere on the network available to
you.
Message Types
There are many types of text messaging available on your phone.
These include SMS Text Messaging (page 121), Instant Messaging,
Email, and Chat. (Voicemail provides voicemail-to-mailbox
messaging. For information on using your phone’s voicemail feature,
see “Using Voicemail”on page 116.)
Accessing Mail
Mail allows you to perform many of the typical email functions from
your phone that you can from your personal computer. You can
manage your Mail account from your phone.
To access Mail from your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Messaging (
3. Select Email (
page.)
(Menu).
).
) (The browser will launch and go to the Email
Accessing Email Providers
With data service, you can use popular email services to keep in
touch, even while you’re on the go.
To access email providers from your phone:
1. From the data service home page, select Messaging.
2. Select Email (
).
3. Select an email provider.
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4. Use your keypad to enter the required sign in information for
the selected provider, such as user name, email address, and/or
password, then select Sign In. (Your mailbox for the selected
provider will display.)
Note:
The information required for sign in will vary depending on the email
provider you are accessing.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to read, reply to, compose,
send, and manage your email account.
Accessing Instant Messaging
Web Service also provides you with access to popular instant
messaging (IM) clients.
To access instant messaging clients from your phone:
1. From the Web Service home page, select Messaging (
2. Select Instant Messaging (
).
).
3. Select an email provider.
4. Use your keypad to enter the required sign in information for
the selected provider, such as user name and/or password, then
select Sign In. (Your IM screen for the selected provider will
display.)
Note:
The information required for sign in will vary depending on the instant
messaging provider you are accessing.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to read, reply to, compose,
send, and manage your IM account.
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Accessing Wireless Chatrooms
Web Service gives you the ability to join wireless chatrooms from
your phone, to send text messages and icons to chatroom
participants, or to launch a one-on-one (private) chatroom.
To access a chatroom from the browser:
1. Press
to launch the browser.
2. Select Messaging (
3. Select Chat (
).
).
4. Select Enter. (You will see a disclaimer for Wireless Chat.)
5. Select I Agree (
) to accept the disclaimer.
6. Use your keypad to enter a nickname then select Enter.
(The chat menu will display.)
7. Select a chatroom from the menu (for example, “Friends”or
“Singles”) then press Go (
) to enter.
8. Once in the chatroom, you may scroll through the postings to
read messages from other chatroom participants and use your
keypad to enter your own messages.
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Sending Picture Messages
To send a new message:
1. To access the main menu, press
(Menu).
2. Select Messaging (
).
- or Press
(Messaging) to access the messaging menu.
3. Select Send Message (
).
4. Select Picture Messaging (
).
5. Select From My Pictures or Take New Picture then press
(OK). (Phone automatically goes into camera mode.)
6. Take new picture then press
- or From my pictures then press
and
(Next).
and
(Next).
7. Under Add Recipient, input the phone number or Email address
and
(Next).
then press
Press
(Options) to choose from one of the following
options: From Recent list.
8. To record a voice memo, press
Voice Memo.
9. To add a text message, press
Press
(Record) under
(Add) under Text Message.
(Options) to choose the text input mode.
10. To send the picture, press
Note:
(Add) and
(Send).
For further details, see Section 2J: Using Your Phone's Built-in Camera on
page 101.
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Downloading Premium Services Content
With data service and your new phone, you have access to a wide
variety of downloadable games, ringers, screen savers, and other
applications. The instructions below offer an overview of the basic
steps required to download items to your phone.
Accessing the Download Menus
To access the data service download menus from standby mode:
1. To access the main menu, press
Navigation Key down.
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Games (
Applications (
(Menu) or press the
).
), Ringers (
) or Others (
), Screen Savers (
).
),
4. Select Get New with the Navigation Key then press
or
.
(The browser will launch and display the appropriate download
menu.)
5. To end the application, press
standby mode.)
. (The phone will return to
Downloading an Item
Once you’ve decided on an item to download, highlight it then
press
. You will see a summary page for the item including its
title, the vendor, the download detail, the file size, and the cost. Links
allow you to view the License Details page, which outlines the price,
license type, and length of license for the download, and the Terms of
Use page, which details the Premium Services Terms of Use and your
responsibility for payment.
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To download a selected item:
1. From the information page, select Buy. (The item will download
automatically. When the New Download screen appears, the
item has been successfully downloaded to your phone.)
Note:
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will be prompted to
create your purchasing profile.
2. Select an option to continue:
Press
(Use) to view, to listen to, or to play the
downloaded item.
Press
Press and hold
standby mode.
(Shop) to look for other items to download.
to quit the browser and return to
Using My Content Manager
All of your purchases are stored in My Content Manager and may be
downloaded to your phone from there.
My Content Manager is a storage area on the available network that is
assigned specifically to your account. It allows you to store all of your
Premium Service downloadable files. The files remain in My Content
Manager until their license terms have expired - even after you have
downloaded the content to your phone. This provides you with a
convenient place to access information about your downloaded files
without having to store the information in your phone’s memory.
To access My Content Manager:
1. From the Web Service home page, select
Downloads (
).
2. Select My Content Manager (
items will display.)
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To download purchased content from My Content Manager:
1. From the My Content Manager display (previous page), highlight
the item you wish to download then press
.
(The information page for the selected item will display.)
2. Scroll to highlight Download then press
. (The item will
download automatically. When the New Download screen
appears, the item has been successfully downloaded to your
phone.)
3. Select an option to continue:
Select Use
to assign the downloaded item
(or to launch, in the case of a game or application).
Your Web Service session will end and you will be
redirected to the appropriate phone menu screen.
Select Shop
Press
to browse for other items to download.
to quit the browser and return to standby mode.
Checking Data Folder Memory
Downloaded files are saved to the data folder in your phone.
To view your data folder's memory status:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
(Menu).
).
3. Select a download type.
4. Select Options and Memory Status, then press
(The memory status will be displayed.)
5. Press
.
to exit.
Erasing a Downloaded File
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
(Menu).
).
3. Highlight a download type then press
.
4. Highlight the file you wish to erase then press
5. Select Erase
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Games
Accessing Games
You can play a variety of entertaining and graphically-rich games
on your phone. New games are easy to download and play.
Tip:
For complete instructions on downloading, see "Downloading Premium
Services Content" on page 135.
Downloading Games
To download a game to your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Games (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Highlight Get New then press
. (The browser will launch
and take you to the Games download menu.)
5. Use the Navigation Key to highlight then select a game you wish
to download. (For more information on navigating the Web, see
“Browsing the Web”on page 128.)
6. Select Buy from the item information page. (The game will
download automatically. When the New Download screen
appears, the game has been successfully downloaded to your
phone.)
Note:
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will be prompted to
create your purchasing profile.
7. Select an option to continue:
Select Use to quit your session and launch the game.
Select Shop to browse for other items to purchase.
Press
to quit the browser and return to standby mode.
Playing Games
To play a downloaded game on your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
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3. Select Games (
).
4. Select the game you wish to play, then press
5. Select Run then press
(Options).
.
6. Select Yes then press
if a prompt displays with the days
remaining on the game license and asks if you want to continue.
7. Follow the on screen instructions to play the game. (When you
are finished, select Exit (or Quit) or press and hold
.)
Note:
If your game license has expired, a prompt will display "The content has
expired." Select Yes (
) to exit or No (
) to cancel.
Viewing Game Properties
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Games (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the game you wish to access, then press
5. Select Properties then press
Properties)
(Options).
. (A screen will display the
Playing Network Access Games
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Games (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the game you wish to access, then press
5. Select Network Access then press
(Options).
.
Erasing Downloaded Games
To erase a downloaded game from your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Games (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the game you wish to erase, then press
5. Select Erase then press
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Ringers
Accessing Ringers
Tip:
For complete instructions on downloading, see "Downloading Premium
Services Content" on page 135.
Downloading Ringers
To download an available ringer to your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Ringers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Highlight Get New then press
. (The browser will launch
and take you to the Ringer download menu.)
5. Use the Navigation Key to highlight then select a ringer you
wish to download. (For more information on navigating the
Web, see “Browsing the Web”on page 128.)
6. Select Buy from the item information page. (The ringer will
download automatically. When the New Download screen
appears, the ringer has been successfully downloaded to your
phone.)
Note:
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will be prompted to
create your purchasing profile.
7. Select an option to continue:
Note:
Select Use to quit your session and assign the ringer.
Select Shop to browse for other items to purchase.
Press
to quit the browser and return to standby mode.
You may store up to 26 downloaded ringers on your phone. Additional
downloads will be stored in your personal vault.
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Listening to Ringers
To listen to a downloaded ringer on your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Ringers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the ringer you wish to listen to then press
5. Select Listen then press
(Options).
.
Viewing Ringer Properties
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Ringers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the ringer you wish to access, then press
5. Select Properties then press
(Options).
.
Assigning Downloaded Ringers
Downloaded ringers may be assigned directly from the Downloads
menu or through the Settings menu.
To assign a downloaded ringer through the Settings menu, see
“Selecting Ringer Types for Voice Call” on page 33 or “Selecting
Ringer Types for Messaging” on page 33.
To assign a downloaded ringer from the Downloads menu:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Ringers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the ringer you wish to assign, then press
(Options).
5. Press Set As, then select the call type for which you would like
to assign the ringer: Voice Calls (With Caller ID/No Caller ID),
Messages, Voicemail, or Phonebook.
Note:
You may assign a ringer to more than one type of call.
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Erasing Downloaded Ringers
To erase a downloaded ringer from your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Ringers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the ringer you wish to erase, then press
5. Select Erase then press
(Options).
.
Purchasing Ringers
You can purchase ringers directly from your phone by following the
instructions on page 140 or contacting your carrier.
Note:
My Content Manager saves items for up to 90 days. Once an item has been
downloaded to your phone, you may keep the file for as long as you like.
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Screen Savers
Accessing Screen Savers
Tip:
For complete instructions on downloading, see "Downloading Premium
Services Content" on page 135.
Downloading Screen Savers
To download available Screen Savers to your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Screen Savers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Highlight Get New then press
. (The browser will launch
and take you to the Screen Savers download menu.)
5. Use the Navigation Key to highlight then select a screen saver
you wish to download. (For more information on navigating the
Web, see “Browsing the Web”on page 128.)
6. Select Buy from the item information page. (The screen saver
will download automatically. When the New Download screen
appears, the screen saver has been successfully downloaded to
your phone.)
Note:
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will be prompted to
create your purchasing profile.
7. Select an option to continue:
Note:
Select Use to quit your session and assign the screen saver.
Select Shop to browse for other items to purchase.
Press
to quit the browser and return to standby mode.
You may store a limited number of downloaded Screen Savers on your
phone, depending on the file sizes. Additional downloads will be stored in
My Content Manager.
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Viewing Screen Savers
To view a downloaded Screen Savers on your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Screen Savers (
).
4. Select the Screen Savers you wish to view, then press
(Options).
5. Select View then press
.
Viewing Screen Saver Properties
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Screen Savers (
).
4. Select the Screen Savers you wish to view, then press
(Options).
5. Select Properties then press
.
Assigning Downloaded Screen Savers
Downloaded Screen Savers may be assigned directly from the
Downloads menu and are also available through the Settings menu.
To assign a downloaded Screen Saver through the Settings menu,
see “Display Settings”on page 37.
To assign a downloaded Screen Saver from the Downloads menu:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Screen Savers (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Select the Screen Saver you wish to assign, then press
(Options).
5. Press Set As then select the assignment for the Screen Saver:
Standby.
Note:
You may assign a Screen Saver to more than one task.
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Erasing Downloaded Screen Savers
To erase a downloaded Screen Savers from your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Screen Savers (
).
4. Select the Screen Saver you wish to erase, then press
(Options).
5. Select Erase then press
.
Purchasing Screen Savers
You can purchase Screen Savers directly from your phone by
following the instructions on page 143, or by contacting your carrier.
Note:
My Content Manager saves items for up to 90 days. Once an item has been
downloaded to your phone, you may keep the file for as long as you like.
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Accessing Applications and Others
Tip:
For complete instructions on downloading, see "Downloading Premium
Services Content" on page 135.
Downloading Applications
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
(Menu).
).
3. Select Applications (
).
4. Highlight Get New then press
. (The browser will launch
and take you to the download menu.)
5. Use the Navigation Key to highlight then select a file you wish to
download. (For more information on navigating the Web, see
“Browsing the Web”on page 128.)
6. Select Buy from the item information page. (The application
will download automatically. When the New Download screen
appears, the application has been successfully downloaded to
your phone.)
Note:
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will be prompted to
create your purchasing profile.
7. Select an option to continue:
Select Use to quit your session and launch the application.
Select Shop to browse for other items to purchase.
Press
to quit the browser and return to standby mode.
Downloading Other Files
To download an available file to your phone:
1. To access the main menu, press
2. Select Downloads (
3. Select Others (
(Menu).
).
).
4. Highlight Get New then press
. (The browser will launch
and take you to the download menu.)
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5. Use the Navigation Key to highlight then select a file you wish to
download. (For more information on navigating the Web, see
“Browsing the Web”on page 128.)
6. Select Buy from the item information page. (The item will
download automatically. When the New Download screen
appears, the item has been successfully downloaded to your
phone.)
Note:
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will be prompted to
create your purchasing profile.
7. Select an option to continue:
Note:
Select Use to quit your session and assign or launch the item.
Select Shop to browse for other items to purchase.
Press
to quit the browser and return to standby mode.
You may store a limited number of downloaded items on your phone,
depending on the file sizes. Additional downloads will be stored in My
Content Manager.
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Web
Exploring the Web
With the Web on your phone, you can browse full-color graphic
versions – not just text versions – of your favorite Websites, making it
easier than ever to stay informed while on the go. Check sports
scores, trade stocks, and shop on your phone anywhere within your
home network.
In addition to the features already covered in this section, the
data service Home page offers always-on access to these colorful,
graphically rich Web categories. Many sites are available under more
than one menu – choose the one that's most convenient for you.
News: Get up-to-the-minute news regarding finance, business,
sports, and entertainment.
Weather: Get current weather conditions and forecasts.
Entertainment: Get the latest buzz on your favorite stars, as well as
movie and music reviews.
Sports: Enjoy current news, statistics, and sports scores, as well as
updates of events in progress.
Finance: Use Websites to get stock quotes, make trades, and check
your bank account online.
Travel: Access flight information and make dining arrangements
from travel Websites.
Shopping: Browse or purchase from popular shopping Websites.
Tools: Use tools to access yellow pages, white pages – even reverse
phone number look-up or search for other Websites or images.
Google Search: Launch a search in one of three classes:
Web, Images, or Internet.
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Data Service FAQs
How will I know when my phone is ready for Web Service?
Your User name will appear under the Settings > Phone Info. menu.
(See "Phone Information"on page 51.)
How do I enable data service for the first time?
You are automatically enabled to access data services when you turn
on your phone.
How do I know when my phone is connected to data services?
Your phone automatically connects when data service is used or an
incoming message arrives. Your phone will also display the
icon.
(Connecting takes about 10-12 seconds.)
Can I make calls and use data services at the same time?
You cannot use voice and data services simultaneously.
If you receive a call while data service is active, the call will be
forwarded to voicemail. You can place an outgoing call anytime, but
it will interrupt any in-progress data service session.
When is my data connection active?
Your connection is active when data is being transferred. Outgoing
calls are allowed, but incoming calls go directly to voicemail. When
active, the
indicator flashes on your phone’s display screen.
When is my data connection dormant?
If no data is received for 10 seconds, the connection goes dormant.
When the connection is dormant, voice calls are allowed. (The
connection may quickly become active again.) If no data is received
for an extended period of time, the connection will terminate.
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Can I disable data services?
You can disable data service without turning off your phone:
however, you will not be able to browse the Web or use other data
services. While Web is disabled, you can still place or receive phone
calls, check voicemail, and use other voice services. You may enable
data service again at any time. To disable data service, go to Settings
(
) > Web (
) > Disable Web (
) in your phone’s menu.
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Section 4
Safety Guidelines
and
Warranty Information
Section 4A
Safety
In This Section
Getting the Most Out of Your Reception
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone
Caring for the Battery
Acknowledging Special Precautions and the FCC Notice
Consumer Information on Wireless Phones
Owner’s Record
User Guide Proprietary Notice
Part of getting the most out of your phone is learning how the phone
works and how to care for it. This section outlines performance and
safety guidelines that help you understand the basic features of
your phone’s operation.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Reception
Keeping Tabs on Signal Strength
The quality of each call you make or receive depends on the signal strength in your
area. Your phone informs you of the current signal strength by displaying a number
of bars next to the signal strength icon. The more bars displayed, the stronger the
signal. If you’re inside a building, being near a window may give you better
reception.
Understanding the Power Save Feature
If your phone is unable to find a signal after 15 minutes of searching, a Power Save
feature is automatically activated. If your phone is active, it periodically rechecks
service availability; you can also check it yourself by pressing any key. Anytime the
Power Save feature is activated, a message is displayed on the screen. When a signal
is found, your phone returns to standby mode.
Understanding How Your Phone Operates
Your phone is basically a radio transmitter and receiver. When it’s turned on, it
receives and transmits radiofrequency (RF) signals. When you use your phone, the
system handling your call controls the power level. This power can range from
0.006 watts to 0.2 watts in digital mode.
Knowing Radio Frequency Safety
The design of your Web Phone complies with updated NCRP standards described
below.
In 1991-92, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) joined in updating ANSI’s 1982
standard for safety levels with respect to human exposure to RF signals. More than
120 scientists, engineers and physicians from universities, government health
agencies and industries developed this updated standard after reviewing the
available body of research. In 1993, the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) adopted this updated standard in a regulation. In August 1996, the FCC
adopted hybrid standard consisting of the existing ANSI/IEEE standard and the
guidelines published by the National Council of Radiation Protection and
Measurements (NCRP).
Maintaining Your Phone’s Peak Performance
There are several simple guidelines to operating your phone properly and
maintaining safe, satisfactory service.
Note:
Hold the phone with the antenna raised, fully-extended, and over your
shoulder.
Try not to hold, bend, or twist the phone’s antenna.
Don’t use the phone if the antenna is damaged.
Speak directly into the mouthpiece.
Avoid exposing your phone and accessories to rain or liquid spills. If your
phone does get wet, immediately turn the power off and remove the battery.
For the best care of your phone, only authorized personnel should service your phone
and accessories. Faulty service may void the warranty.
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Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to
Your Phone
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY AND POSSIBLE PROPERTY DAMAGE
Using Your Phone While Driving
Talking on your phone while driving (or operating the phone without a hands-free
device) is prohibited in some jurisdictions. Laws vary as to specific restrictions.
Remember that safety always comes first.
When using your phone in the car:
Get to know your phone and its features, such as speed dial and redial.
When available, use a hands-free device.
Position your phone within easy reach.
Let the person you are speaking to know you are driving; if necessary, suspend
the call in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions.
Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving.
Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible, place calls when stationary or
before pulling into traffic.
Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may divert your
attention from the road.
Dial
phone.
Use your phone to help others in emergencies.
Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless number when
necessary.
to report serious emergencies. It’s free from your wireless
Following Safety Guidelines
To operate your phone safely and efficiently, always follow any special regulations
in a given area. Turn your phone off in areas where use is forbidden or when it may
cause interference or danger.
Using Your Phone Near Other Electronic Devices
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radiofrequency (RF) signals.
However, RF signals from wireless phones may affect inadequately shielded
electronic equipment.
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic
operating systems and/or entertainment systems in motor vehicles. Check with the
manufacturer or their representative to determine if these systems are adequately
shielded from external RF signals. Also check with the manufacturer regarding any
equipment that has been added to your vehicle.
Consult the manufacturer of any personal medical devices, such as pacemakers and
hearing aids, to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF signals.
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Note:
Always turn off the phone in health care facilities and request permission before
using the phone near medical equipment.
Turning Off Your Phone Before Flying
Turn off your phone before boarding any aircraft. To prevent possible interference
with aircraft systems, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
require you to have permission from a crew member to use your phone while the
plane is on the ground. To prevent any risk of interference, FCC regulations
prohibit using your phone while the plane is in the air.
Turning Off Your Phone in Dangerous Areas
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your phone off when in a
blasting area or in other areas with signs indicating two-way radios should be
turned off. Construction crews often use remote-control RF devices to set off
explosives.
Turn your phone off when you're in any area that has a potentially explosive
atmosphere. Although it's rare, your phone and accessories could generate sparks.
Sparks can cause an explosion or fire, resulting in bodily injury or even death.
These areas are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include:
Fueling areas such as gas stations.
Below deck on boats.
Fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities.
Areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust, or metal
powders.
Any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle’s
engine.
Note:
Never transport or store flammable gas, liquid or explosives in the compartment of
your vehicle that contains your phone or accessories.
Restricting Children’s Access to Your Phone
Your phone is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they could hurt
themselves and others, damage the phone or make calls that increase your
Invoice.
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Caring for the Battery
Protecting Your Battery
The guidelines listed below help you get the most out of your battery’s
performance.
Use only authorized batteries and desktop chargers. These chargers are
designed to maximize battery life. Using other batteries or chargers voids your
warranty and may cause damage.
In order to avoid damage, charge the battery only in temperatures that range
from 32º F to 113º F (0º C to 45º C).
Don’t use the battery charger in direct sunlight or in high humidity areas, such
as the bathroom.
Never dispose of the battery by incineration.
Keep the metal contacts on top of the battery clean.
Don’t attempt to disassemble or short-circuit the battery.
The battery may need recharging if it has not been used for a long period of
time.
It’s best to replace the battery when it no longer provides acceptable
performance. It can be recharged hundreds of times before it needs replacing.
Don’t store the battery in high temperature areas for long periods of time. It’s
best to follow these storage rules:
Less than one month:
4º F to 140º F (-20º C to 60º C)
More than one month:
4º F to 113º F (-20º C to 45º C)
Disposal of Lithium Ion (LiIon) Batteries
For safe disposal options of your LiIon batteries, contact your nearest authorized
service center.
Special Note: Be sure to dispose of your battery properly. In some areas, the
disposal of batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited.
Note:
For safety, do not handle a damaged or leaking LiIon battery.
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Acknowledging Special Precautions and the
FCC Notice
FCC Notice
This phone may cause TV or radio interference if used in close proximity to
receiving equipment. The FCC can require you to stop using the phone if such
interference cannot be eliminated.
Vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (propane or butane) must comply with the
National Fire Protection Standard (NFPA-58). For a copy of this standard, contact
the National Fire Protections Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA
02269, Attn.: Publication Sales Division.
Cautions
Any changes or modifications to your phone not expressly approved in this
document could void your warranty for this equipment and void your authority to
operate this equipment. Only use approved batteries, antennas and chargers. The
use of any unauthorized accessories may be dangerous and void the phone
warranty if said accessories cause damage or a defect to the phone.
Although your phone is quite sturdy, it is a complex piece of equipment and can be
broken. Avoid dropping, hitting, bending or sitting on it.
Body-Worn Operation
To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines, if you wear a handset on
your body, use the Your Carrier supplied or approved carrying case, holster or
other body-worn accessory. If you do not use a body-worn accessory, ensure the
antenna is at least 7/16 inch (1.5 centimeters) from your body when transmitting.
Use of non-Your Carrier approved accessories may violate FCC RF exposure
guidelines.
For more information about RF exposure, visit the FCC Website at www.fcc.gov.
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Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) forWireless Phones
The SAR is a value that corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed in
the head of a user of a wireless handset.
The SAR value of a phone is the result of an extensive testing, measuring and
calculation process. It does not represent how much RF the phone emits. All
phone models are tested at their highest value in strict laboratory settings. But
when in operation, the SAR of a phone can be substantially less than the level
reported to the FCC. This is because of a variety of factors including its proximity to
a base station antenna, phone design and other factors. What is important to
remember is that each phone meets strict federal guidelines. Variations in SARs do
not represent a variation in safety.
All phones must meet the federal standard, which incorporates a substantial
margin of safety. As stated above, variations in SAR values between different model
phones do not mean variations in safety. SAR values at or below the federal standard
of 1.6 W/kg are considered safe for use by the public.
The highest reported SAR values of the Audiovox 8912 are:
AMPS mode (Part 22):
Head: 1.050 W/kg; Body-worn: 0.422 W/kg
PCS mode (Part 24):
Head: 1.190 W/kg; Body-worn: 0.319 W/kg
FCC Radiofrequency Emission
This phone meets the FCC Radiofrequency Emission Guidelines.
FCC ID number: PP4TX-115C. More information on the phone's SAR can be found
from the following FCC Website: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid.
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Consumer Information on Wireless Phones
(The following information comes from a consumer information Website jointly
sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), entitled “Cell Phone Facts: Consumer
Information on Wireless Phones.”The information reproduced herein is dated
July 29, 2003. For further updates, please visit the Website:
http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/qa.html.)
What is radiofrequency energy (RF)?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy is another name for radio waves. It is one form of
electromagnetic energy that makes up the electromagnetic spectrum. Some of
the other forms of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum are gamma rays, xrays and light. Electromagnetic energy (or electromagnetic radiation) consists of
waves of electric and magnetic energy moving together (radiating) through
space. The area where these waves are found is called an electromagnetic field.
Radio waves are created due to the movement of electrical charges in antennas.
As they are created, these waves radiate away from the antenna. All
electromagnetic waves travel at the speed of light. The major differences
between the different types of waves are the distances covered by one cycle of
the wave and the number of waves that pass a certain point during a set time
period. The wavelength is the distance covered by one cycle of a wave. The
frequency is the number of waves passing a given point in one second. For any
electromagnetic wave, the wavelength multiplied by the frequency equals the
speed of light. The frequency of an RF signal is usually expressed in units called
hertz (Hz). One Hz equals one wave per second. One kilohertz (kHz) equals one
thousand waves per second, one megahertz (MHz) equals one million waves per
second, and one gigahertz (GHz) equals one billion waves per second.
RF energy includes waves with frequencies ranging from about 3000 waves per
second (3 kHz) to 300 billion waves per second (300 GHz). Microwaves are a
subset of radio waves that have frequencies ranging from around 300 million
waves per second (300 MHz) to three billion waves per second (3 GHz).
How is radiofrequency energy used?
Probably the most important use of RF energy is for telecommunications. Radio
and TV broadcasting, wireless phones, pagers, cordless phones, police and fire
department radios, point-to-point links and satellite communications all rely on
RF energy.
Other uses of RF energy include microwave ovens, radar, industrial heaters and
sealers, and medical treatments. RF energy, especially at microwave
frequencies, can heat water. Since most food has a high water content,
microwaves can cook food quickly. Radar relies on RF energy to track cars and
airplanes as well as for military applications. Industrial heaters and sealers use
RF energy to mold plastic materials, glue wood products, seal leather items such
as shoes and pocketbooks, and process food. Medical uses of RF energy include
pacemaker monitoring and programming.
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How is radiofrequency radiation measured?
RF waves and RF fields have both electrical and magnetic components. It is
often convenient to express the strength of the RF field in terms of each
component. For example, the unit "volts per meter" (V/m) is used to measure
the electric field strength, and the unit "amperes per meter" (A/m) is used to
express the magnetic field strength. Another common way to characterize an RF
field is by means of the power density. Power density is defined as power per
unit area. For example, power density can be expressed in terms of milliwatts
(one thousandth of a watt) per square centimeter (mW/cm2 or microwatts (one
millionth of a watt) per square centimeter (µW/cm2).
The quantity used to measure how much RF energy is actually absorbed by the
body is called the Specific Absorption Rate or SAR. The SAR is a measure of the
rate of absorption of RF energy. It is usually expressed in units of watts per
kilogram (W/kg) or milliwatts per gram (mW/g).
What biological effects can be caused by RF energy?
The biological effects of radiofrequency energy should not be confused with the
effects from other types of electromagnetic energy.
Very high levels of electromagnetic energy, such as is found in X-rays and gamma
rays can ionize biological tissues. Ionization is a process where electrons are
stripped away from their normal locations in atoms and molecules. It can
permanently damage biological tissues including DNA, the genetic material.
Ionization only occurs with very high levels of electromagnetic energy such as
X-rays and gamma rays. Often the term radiation is used when discussing
ionizing radiation (such as that associated with nuclear power plants).
The energy levels associated with radiofrequency energy, including both radio
waves and microwaves, are not great enough to cause the ionization of atoms
and molecules. Therefore, RF energy is a type of non-ionizing radiation. Other
types of non-ionizing radiation include visible light, infrared radiation (heat) and
other forms of electromagnetic radiation with relatively low frequencies.
Large amounts of RF energy can heat tissue. This can damage tissues and
increase body temperatures. Two areas of the body, the eyes and the testes, are
particularly vulnerable to RF heating because there is relatively little blood flow
in them to carry away excess heat.
The amount of RF radiation routinely encountered by the general public is too
low to produce significant heating or increased body temperature. Still, some
people have questions about the possible health effects of low levels of RF
energy. It is generally agreed that further research is needed to determine what
effects actually occur and whether they are dangerous to people. In the
meantime, standards-setting organizations and government agencies are
continuing to monitor the latest scientific findings to determine whether
changes in safety limits are needed to protect human health.
FDA, EPA and other US government agencies responsible for public health and
safety have worked together and in connection with WHO to monitor
developments and identify research needs related to RF biological effects.
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What levels of RF energy are considered safe?
Various organizations and countries have developed standards for exposure to
radiofrequency energy. These standards recommend safe levels of exposure for
both the general public and for workers. In the United States, the FCC has used
safety guidelines for RF environmental exposure since 1985.
The FCC guidelines for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields are
derived from the recommendations of two expert organizations, the National
Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In both cases, the recommendations
were developed by scientific and engineering experts drawn from industry,
government, and academia after extensive reviews of the scientific literature
related to the biological effects of RF energy.
Many countries in Europe and elsewhere use exposure guidelines developed by
the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
The ICNIRP safety limits are generally similar to those of the NCRP and IEEE,
with a few exceptions. For example, ICNIRP recommends different exposure
levels in the lower and upper frequency ranges and for localized exposure from
certain products such as hand-held wireless telephones. Currently, the World
Health Organization is working to provide a framework for international
harmonization of RF safety standards.
The NCRP, IEEE, and ICNIRP all have identified a whole-body Specific
Absorption Rate (SAR) value of 4 watts per kilogram (4 W/kg) as a threshold
level of exposure at which harmful biological effects may occur. Exposure
guidelines in terms of field strength, power density and localized SAR were then
derived from this threshold value. In addition, the NCRP, IEEE, and ICNIRP
guidelines vary depending on the frequency of the RF exposure. This is due to
the finding that whole-body human absorption of RF energy varies with the
frequency of the RF signal. The most restrictive limits on whole-body exposure
are in the frequency range of 30-300 MHz where the human body absorbs RF
energy most efficiently. For products that only expose part of the body, such as
wireless phones, exposure limits in terms of SAR only are specified.
The exposure limits used by the FCC are expressed in terms of SAR, electric and
magnetic field strength, and power density for transmitters operating at
frequencies from 300 kHz to 100 GHz. The specific values can be found in two
FCC bulletins, OET Bulletins 56 and 65:
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/documents/bulletins/#56;
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/documents/bulletins/#65.
Why has the FCC adopted guidelines for RF exposure?
The FCC authorizes and licenses products, transmitters, and facilities that
generate RF and microwave radiation. It has jurisdiction over all transmitting
services in the U.S. except those specifically operated by the Federal
Government. While the FCC does not have the expertise to determine radiation
exposure guidelines on its own, it does have the expertise and authority to
recognize and adopt technically sound standards promulgated by other expert
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agencies and organizations, and has done so . (Our joint efforts with the FDA in
developing this website is illustrative of the kind of inter-agency efforts and
consultation we engage in regarding this health and safety issue.)
Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the FCC has
certain responsibilities to consider whether its actions will significantly affect
the quality of the human environment. Therefore, FCC approval and licensing of
transmitters and facilities must be evaluated for significant impact on the
environment. Human exposure to RF radiation emitted by FCC-regulated
transmitters is one of several factors that must be considered in such
environmental evaluations. In 1996, the FCC revised its guidelines for RF
exposure as a result of a multi-year proceeding and as required by the
Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Radio and television broadcast stations, satellite-earth stations, experimental
radio stations and certain wireless communication facilities are required to
undergo routine evaluation for RF compliance when they submit an application
to the FCC for construction or modification of a transmitting facility or renewal
of a license. Failure to comply with the FCC's RF exposure guidelines could lead
to the preparation of a formal Environmental Assessment, possible
Environmental Impact Statement and eventual rejection of an application.
Technical guidelines for evaluating compliance with the FCC RF safety
requirements can be found in the FCC's OET Bulletin 65.
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/documents/bulletins/#65
Low-powered, intermittent, or inaccessible RF transmitters and facilities are
normally excluded from the requirement for routine evaluation for RF exposure.
These exclusions are based on standard calculations and measurement data
indicating that a transmitting station or equipment operating under the
conditions prescribed is unlikely to cause exposures in excess of the guidelines
under normal conditions of use. Such exclusions are not exclusions from
compliance, but, rather, exclusions from routine evaluation. The FCC's policies
on RF exposure and categorical exclusion can be found in Section 1.1307(b) of
the FCC's Rules and Regulations [(47 CFR 1.1307(b)].
How can I obtain the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value for my
wireless phone?
The FCC requires that wireless phones sold in the United States demonstrate
compliance with human exposure limits adopted by the FCC in 1996. The
relative amount of RF energy absorbed in the head of a wireless telephone-user
is given by the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), as explained above. The FCC
requires wireless phones to comply with a safety limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram
(1.6 W/kg) in terms of SAR.
Information on SAR for a specific phone model can be obtained for many
recently manufactured phones using the FCC identification (ID) number for that
model. The FCC ID number is usually printed somewhere on the case of the
phone. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the battery pack to find the
number. Once you have the ID number, go to the following Web address:
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www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid. On this page, you will see instructions for entering the
FCC ID number. Type the FCC ID number exactly as requested (the Grantee
Code is the first three characters, the Equipment Product Code is the rest of the
FCC ID number). Then click on "Start Search." The "Grant of Equipment
Authorization" for your telephone should appear. Read through the grant for the
section on "SAR Compliance," "Certification of Compliance with FCC Rules for
RF Exposure" or similar language. This section should contain the value(s) for
typical or maximum SAR for your phone.
Phones and other products authorized since June 2, 2000, should have the
maximum SAR levels noted directly on the "Grant of Equipment Authorization."
For phones and products authorized between about mid-1998 and June 2000,
detailed information on SAR levels is typically found in the exhibits associated
with the grant. Once a grant is accessed, the exhibits can be viewed by clicking
on "View Exhibit." Grants authorized prior to 1998 are not part of the electronic
database but, rather, have been documented in the form of paper records.
The FCC database does not list phones by model number. However, consumers
may find SAR information from other sources as well. Some wireless phone
manufacturers make SAR information available on their own Websites. In
addition, some non-government Websites provide SARs for specific models of
wireless phones. However, the FCC has not reviewed these sites and makes no
guarantees of their accuracy. Finally, phones certified by the Cellular
Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) are required to provide
SAR information to consumers in the instructional materials that come with
the phones.
Do hands-free kits for wireless phones reduce risks from exposure to RF
emissions?
Since there are no known risks from exposure to RF emissions from wireless
phones, there is no reason to believe that hands-free kits reduce risks. Handsfree kits can be used with wireless phones for convenience and comfort. These
systems reduce the absorption of RF energy in the head because the phone,
which is the source of the RF emissions, will not be placed against the head. On
the other hand, if the phone is mounted against the waist or other part of the
body during use, then that part of the body will absorb more RF energy. Wireless
phones marketed in the U.S. are required to meet safety requirements regardless
of whether they are used against the head or against the body. Either
configuration should result in compliance with the safety limit.
Do wireless phone accessories that claim to shield the head from RF
radiation work?
Since there are no known risks from exposure to RF emissions from wireless
phones, there is no reason to believe that accessories that claim to shield the
head from those emissions reduce risks. Some products that claim to shield the
user from RF absorption use special phone cases, while others involve nothing
more than a metallic accessory attached to the phone. Studies have shown that
these products generally do not work as advertised. Unlike "hand-free" kits,
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these so-called "shields" may interfere with proper operation of the phone. The
phone may be forced to boost its power to compensate, leading to an increase in
RF absorption. In February 2002, the Federal trade Commission (FTC) charged
two companies that sold devices that claimed to protect wireless phone users
from radiation with making false and unsubstantiated claims. According to FTC,
these defendants lacked a reasonable basis to substantiate their claim.
What are wireless telephone base stations?
Fixed antennas used for wireless telecommunications are referred to as cellular
base stations, cell stations, PCS ("Personal Communications Service") stations or
telephone transmission towers. These base stations consist of antennas and
electronic equipment. Because the antennas need to be high in the air, they are
often located on towers, poles, water tanks, or rooftops. Typical heights for
freestanding base station towers are 50-200 feet.
Some base stations use antennas that look like poles, 10 to 15 feet in length, that
are referred to as "omni-directional" antennas. These types of antennas are
usually found in rural areas. In urban and suburban areas, wireless providers
now more commonly use panel or sector antennas for their base stations. These
antennas consist of rectangular panels, about 1 by 4 feet in dimension. The
antennas are usually arranged in three groups of three antennas each. One
antenna in each group is used to transmit signals to wireless phones, and the
other two antennas in each group are used to receive signals from wireless
phones.
At any base station site, the amount of RF energy produced depends on the
number of radio channels (transmitters) per antenna and the power of each
transmitter. Typically, 21 channels per antenna sector are available. For a typical
cell site using sector antennas, each of the three transmitting antennas could be
connected to up to 21 transmitters for a total of 63 transmitters. However, it is
unlikely that all of the transmitters would be transmitting at the same time.
When omni-directional antennas are used, a cellular base station could
theoretically use up to 96 transmitters, but this would be very unusual, and,
once again, it is unlikely that all transmitters would be in operation
simultaneously. Base stations used for PCS communications generally require
fewer transmitters than those used for cellular radio transmissions, since PCS
carriers usually have a higher density of base station antenna sites.
Are wireless telephone base stations safe?
The electromagnetic RF signals transmitted from base station antennas stations
travel toward the horizon in relatively narrow paths. For example, the radiation
pattern for an antenna array mounted on a tower can be likened to a thin
pancake centered around the antenna system. The individual pattern for a single
array of sector antennas is wedge-shaped, like a piece of pie. As with all forms of
electromagnetic energy, the power decreases rapidly as one moves away from
the antenna. Therefore, RF exposure on the ground is much less than exposure
very close to the antenna and in the path of the transmitted radio signal. In fact,
ground-level exposure from such antennas is typically thousands of times less
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than the exposure levels recommended as safe by expert organizations. So
exposure to nearby residents would be well within safety margins.
Cellular and PCS base stations in the United States are required to comply with
limits for exposure recommended by expert organizations and endorsed by
government agencies responsible for health and safety. Measurements made
near cellular and PCS base station antennas mounted on towers have confirmed
that ground-level exposures are typically thousands of times less than the
exposure limits adopted by the FCC. In fact, in order to be exposed to levels at or
near the FCC limits for cellular or PCS frequencies an individual would
essentially have to remain in the main transmitted radio signal (at the height of
the antenna) and within a few feet from the antenna. This is, of course, very
unlikely to occur.
When cellular and PCS antennas are mounted on rooftops, RF levels on that roof
or on others near by would probably be greater than those typically
encountered on the ground. However, exposure levels approaching or
exceeding safety guidelines should be encountered only very close to or directly
in front of the antennas. In addition, for sector-type antennas, typically used for
such rooftop base stations, RF levels to the side and in back of these antennas are
insignificant. General guidelines on antenna installations and circumstances
that might give rise to a concern about an facility's conformance with FCC
regulations can be found in A Local Government Official's Guide to
Transmitting Antenna RF Emission Safety:Rules, Procedures, and Practical
Guidance. This Guide can be accessed at: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety.
Who regulates exposure to radiation from microwave ovens, television sets
and computer monitors?
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public from
harmful radiation emissions from these consumer products.
Does the FCC routinely monitor radiofrequency radiation from antennas?
The FCC does not have the resources or the personnel to routinely monitor the
emissions for all the thousands of transmitters that are subject to FCC
jurisdiction. However, the FCC does have measurement instrumentation for
evaluating RF levels in areas that may be accessible to the public or to workers. If
there is evidence for potential non-compliance with FCC exposure guidelines
for a FCC-regulated facility, staff from the FCC's Office of Engineering and
Technology or the FCC Enforcement Bureau can conduct and investigation, and,
if appropriate, perform actual measurements. Circumstances that could give
rise to a concern about an facility's conformance with FCC regulations can be
found in in A Local Government Official's Guide to Transmitting Antenna RF
Emission Safety:Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance. This Guide can be
accessed at: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety. Potential exposure problems should
be brought to the FCC's attention by contacting the FCC RF Safety Program at:
202-418-2464 or by email: rfsafety@fcc.gov.
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Does the FCC maintain a database that includes information on the location
and technical parameters of all the transmitting towers it regulates?
Each of the FCC Bureaus maintains its own licensing database system for the
service(s) it regulates (e.g., television, cellular service, satellite earth stations.)
The FCC issues two types of licenses: site specific and market based. In the case
of site specific licensed facilities, technical operating information is collected
from the licensee as part of the licensing process. However, in the case of
market based licensing (e.g., PCS, cellular), the licensee is granted the authority
to operate a radio communications system in a geographic area using as many
facilities as are required, and the licensee is not required to provide the FCC with
specific location and operating parameters of these facilities.
Information on site specific licensed facilities can be found the "General Menu
Reports" (GenMen) at http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/genmen/index.hts.
The various FCC Bureaus also publish on at least a weekly basis, bulk extracts of
their licensing databases. Each licensing database has its own unique file
structure. These extracts consist of multiple, very large files. The FCC's Office of
Engineering and Technology (OET) maintains an index to these databases at
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/info/database/fadb.html. Entry points into the various
databases include frequency, state/county, latitude/longitude, call-sign and
licensee name. For further information on the Commission's existing databases,
you can contact Donald Campbell at dcampbel@fcc.gov or 202-418-2405.
Can local and state governmental bodies establish limits for
RF exposure?
Although some local and state governments have enacted rules and regulations
about human exposure to RF energy in the past, the Telecommunications Act of
1996 requires the Federal Government to control human exposure to RF
emissions. In particular, Section 704 of the Act states that, "No State or local
government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement,
construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the
basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent
that such facilities comply with the Commission's regulations concerning such
emissions." Further information on federal authority and FCC policy is available
in a fact sheet from the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at
www.fcc.gov/wtb.
Do wireless phones pose a health hazard?
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are
associated with using wireless phones. There is no proof, however, that wireless
phones are absolutely safe. Wireless phones emit low levels of radiofrequency
energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used. They also emit very low
levels of RF when in the stand-by mode. Whereas high levels of RF can produce
health effects (by heating tissue), exposure to low level RF that does not
produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies
of low level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies
have suggested that some biological effects may occur, but such findings have
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not been confirmed by additional research. In some cases, other researchers
have had difficulty in reproducing those studies, or in determining the reasons
for inconsistent results.
What is FDA's role concerning the safety of wireless phones?
Under the law, FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emitting consumer
products such as wireless phones before they can be sold, as it does with new
drugs or medical devices. However, the agency has authority to take action if
wireless phones are shown to emit radiofrequency energy (RF) at a level that is
hazardous to the user. In such a case, FDA could require the manufacturers of
wireless phones to notify users of the health hazard and to repair, replace or
recall the phones so that the hazard no longer exists.
Although the existing scientific data do not justify FDA regulatory actions, FDA
has urged the wireless phone industry to take a number of steps, including the
following:
Support needed research into possible biological effects of RF of the
type emitted by wireless phones;
Design wireless phones in a way that minimizes any RF exposure to the
user that is not necessary for device function; and
Cooperate in providing users of wireless phones with the best possible
information on possible effects of wireless phone use on human health
FDA belongs to an interagency working group of the federal agencies that have
responsibility for different aspects of RF safety to ensure coordinated efforts at
the federal level. The following agencies belong to this working group:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Communications Commission
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Institutes of Health participates in some interagency working
group activities, as well.
FDA shares regulatory responsibilities for wireless phones with the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). All phones that are sold in the United
States must comply with FCC safety guidelines that limit RF exposure. FCC relies
on FDA and other health agencies for safety questions about wireless phones.
FCC also regulates the base stations that the wireless phone networks rely upon.
While these base stations operate at higher power than do the wireless phones
themselves, the RF exposures that people get from these base stations are
typically thousands of times lower than those they can get from wireless
phones. Base stations are thus not the primary subject of the safety questions
discussed in this document.
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What kinds of phones are the subject of this update?
The term "wireless phone" refers here to hand-held wireless phones with builtin antennas, often called "cell," "mobile," or "PCS" phones. These types of
wireless phones can expose the user to measurable radiofrequency energy (RF)
because of the short distance between the phone and the user's head. These RF
exposures are limited by Federal Communications Commission safety
guidelines that were developed with the advice of FDA and other federal health
and safety agencies. When the phone is located at greater distances from the
user, the exposure to RF is drastically lower because a person's RF exposure
decreases rapidly with increasing distance from the source. The so-called
"cordless phones," which have a base unit connected to the telephone wiring in
a house, typically operate at far lower power levels, and thus produce RF
exposures well within the FCC's compliance limits.
What are the results of the research done already?
The research done thus far has produced conflicting results, and many studies
have suffered from flaws in their research methods. Animal experiments
investigating the effects of radiofrequency energy (RF) exposures characteristic
of wireless phones have yielded conflicting results that often cannot be
repeated in other laboratories. A few animal studies, however, have suggested
that low levels of RF could accelerate the development of cancer in laboratory
animals. However, many of the studies that showed increased tumor
development used animals that had been genetically engineered or treated with
cancer-causing chemicals so as to be pre-disposed to develop cancer in the
absence of RF exposure. Other studies exposed the animals to RF for up to 22
hours per day. These conditions are not similar to the conditions under which
people use wireless phones, so we don't know with certainty what the results of
such studies mean for human health.
Three large epidemiology studies have been published since December 2000.
Between them, the studies investigated any possible association between the
use of wireless phones and primary brain cancer, glioma, meningioma, or
acoustic neuroma, tumors of the brain or salivary gland, leukemia, or other
cancers. None of the studies demonstrated the existence of any harmful health
effects from wireless phone RF exposures. However, none of the studies can
answer questions about long-term exposures, since the average period of phone
use in these studies was around three years.
What research is needed to decide whether RF exposure from wireless
phones poses a health risk?
A combination of laboratory studies and epidemiological studies of people
actually using wireless phones would provide some of the data that are needed.
Lifetime animal exposure studies could be completed in a few years. However,
very large numbers of animals would be needed to provide reliable proof of a
cancer promoting effect if one exists. Epidemiological studies can provide data
that is directly applicable to human populations, but 10 or more years' follow-up
may be needed to provide answers about some health effects, such as cancer.
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This is because the interval between the time of exposure to a cancer-causing
agent and the time tumors develop - if they do - may be many, many years. The
interpretation of epidemiological studies is hampered by difficulties in
measuring actual RF exposure during day-to-day use of wireless phones. Many
factors affect this measurement, such as the angle at which the phone is held, or
which model of phone is used.
What is FDA doing to find out more about the possible health effects of
wireless phone RF?
FDA is working with the U.S. National Toxicology Program and with groups of
investigators around the world to ensure that high priority animal studies are
conducted to address important questions about the effects of exposure to
radiofrequency energy (RF).
FDA has been a leading participant in the World Health Organization
International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project since its inception in 1996.
An influential result of this work has been the development of a detailed agenda
of research needs that has driven the establishment of new research programs
around the world. The Project has also helped develop a series of public
information documents on EMF issues.
FDA and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) have a
formal Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to do
research on wireless phone safety. FDA provides the scientific oversight,
obtaining input from experts in government, industry, and academic
organizations. CTIA-funded research is conducted through contracts to
independent investigators. The initial research will include both laboratory
studies and studies of wireless phone users. The CRADA will also include a
broad assessment of additional research needs in the context of the latest
research developments around the world.
What steps can I take to reduce my exposure to radiofrequency energy from
my wireless phone?
If there is a risk from these products--and at this point we do not know that there
is--it is probably very small. But if you are concerned about avoiding even
potential risks, you can take a few simple steps to minimize your exposure to
radiofrequency energy (RF). Since time is a key factor in how much exposure a
person receives, reducing the amount of time spent using a wireless phone will
reduce RF exposure.
If you must conduct extended conversations by wireless phone every day,
you could place more distance between your body and the source of the
RF, since the exposure level drops off dramatically with distance. For
example, you could use a headset and carry the wireless phone away from
your body or use a wireless phone connected to a remote antenna.
Again, the scientific data do not demonstrate that wireless phones are harmful.
But if you are concerned about the RF exposure from these products, you can
use measures like those described above to reduce your RF exposure from
wireless phone use.
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What about children using wireless phones?
The scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless phones,
including children and teenagers. If you want to take steps to lower exposure to
radiofrequency energy (RF), the measures described above would apply to
children and teenagers using wireless phones. Reducing the time of wireless
phone use and increasing the distance between the user and the RF source will
reduce RF exposure.
Some groups sponsored by other national governments have advised that
children be discouraged from using wireless phones at all. For example, the
government in the United Kingdom distributed leaflets containing such a
recommendation in December 2000. They noted that no evidence exists that
using a wireless phone causes brain tumors or other ill effects. Their
recommendation to limit wireless phone use by children was strictly
precautionary; it was not based on scientific evidence that any health hazard
exists.
What about wireless phone interference with medical equipment?
Radiofrequency energy (RF) from wireless phones can interact with some
electronic devices. For this reason, FDA helped develop a detailed test method
to measure electromagnetic interference (EMI) of implanted cardiac
pacemakers and defibrillators from wireless telephones. This test method is
now part of a standard sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of
Medical instrumentation (AAMI). The final draft, a joint effort by FDA, medical
device manufacturers, and many other groups, was completed in late 2000. This
standard will allow manufacturers to ensure that cardiac pacemakers and
defibrillators are safe from wireless phone EMI.
FDA has tested hearing aids for interference from handheld wireless phones and
helped develop a voluntary standard sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This standard specifies test methods and
performance requirements for hearing aids and wireless phones so that that no
interference occurs when a person uses a "compatible" phone and a
"compatible" hearing aid at the same time. This standard was approved by the
IEEE in 2000.
FDA continues to monitor the use of wireless phones for possible interactions
with other medical devices. Should harmful interference be found to occur, FDA
will conduct testing to assess the interference and work to resolve the problem.
Which other federal agencies have responsibilities related to potential RF
health effects?
Certain agencies in the Federal Government have been involved in monitoring,
researching or regulating issues related to human exposure to RF radiation.
These agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and
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Health (NIOSH), the National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Defense (DOD).
By authority of the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968, the
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the FDA develops
performance standards for the emission of radiation from electronic products
including X-ray equipment, other medical devices, television sets, microwave
ovens, laser products and sunlamps. The CDRH established a product
performance standard for microwave ovens in 1971 limiting the amount of RF
leakage from ovens. However, the CDRH has not adopted performance
standards for other RF-emitting products. The FDA is, however, the lead federal
health agency in monitoring the latest research developments and advising
other agencies with respect to the safety of RF-emitting products used by the
public, such as cellular and PCS phones.
The FDA's microwave oven standard is an emission standard (as opposed to an
exposure standard) that allows specific levels of microwave leakage (measured
at five centimeters from the oven surface). The standard also requires ovens to
have two independent interlock systems that prevent the oven from generating
microwaves the moment that the latch is released or the door of the oven is
opened. The FDA has stated that ovens that meet its standards and are used
according to the manufacturer's recommendations are safe for consumer and
industrial use. More information is available from: www.fda.gov/cdrh.
The EPA has, in the past, considered developing federal guidelines for public
exposure to RF radiation. However, EPA activities related to RF safety and health
are presently limited to advisory functions. For example, the EPA now chairs an
Inter-agency Radiofrequency Working Group, which coordinates RF healthrelated activities among the various federal agencies with health or regulatory
responsibilities in this area.
OSHA is responsible for protecting workers from exposure to hazardous
chemical and physical agents. In 1971, OSHA issued a protection guide for
exposure of workers to RF radiation [29 CFR 1910.97]. However, this guide was
later ruled to be only advisory and not mandatory. Moreover, it was based on an
earlier RF exposure standard that has now been revised. At the present time,
OSHA uses the IEEE and/or FCC exposure guidelines for enforcement purposes
under OSHA's "general duty clause" (for more information see: http://www.oshaslc.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/index.html.
NIOSH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It conducts
research and investigations into issues related to occupational exposure to
chemical and physical agents. NIOSH has, in the past, undertaken to develop RF
exposure guidelines for workers, but final guidelines were never adopted by the
agency. NIOSH conducts safety-related RF studies through its Physical Agents
Effects Branch in Cincinnati,Ohio.
The NTIA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is responsible
for authorizing Federal Government use of the RF electromagnetic spectrum.
Like the FCC, the NTIA also has NEPA responsibilities and has considered
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adopting guidelines for evaluating RF exposure from U.S. Government
transmitters such as radar and military facilities.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has conducted research on the biological
effects of RF energy for a number of years. This research is now conducted
primarily at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory located at Brooks Air Force
Base, Texas. The DOD Website for RF biological effects information is listed with
other sites in conjunction with a question on other sources of information,
below.
Who funds and carries out research on the biological effects of
RF energy?
Research into possible biological effects of RF energy is carried out in
laboratories in the United States and around the world. In the U.S., most
research has been funded by the Department of Defense, due to the extensive
military use of RF equipment such as radar and high-powered radio transmitters.
In addition, some federal agencies responsible for health and safety, such as the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), have sponsored and conducted research in this area. At
the present time, most of the non-military research on biological effects of RF
energy in the U.S. is being funded by industry organizations. More research is
being carried out overseas, particularly in Europe.
In 1996, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the International
EMF Project to review the scientific literature and work towards resolution of
health concerns over the use of RF technology. WHO maintains a Website that
provides extensive information on this project and about RF biological effects
and research (www.who.ch/peh-emf).
FDA, EPA and other US government agencies responsible for public health and
safety have worked together and in connection with WHO to monitor
developments and identify research needs related to RF biological effects.
How does FCC Audit Cell Phone RF?
After FCC grants permission for a particular cellular telephone to be marketed,
FCC will occasionally conduct "post-grant" testing to determine whether
production versions of the phone are being produced to conform with FCC
regulatory requirements. The manufacturer of a cell phone that does not meet
FCC's regulatory requirements may be required to remove the cell phone from
use and to refund the purchase price or provide a replacement phone, and may
be subject to civil or criminal penalties. In addition, if the cell phone presents a
risk of injury to the user, FDA may also take regulatory action. The most
important post-grant test, from a consumer's perspective, is testing of the RF
emissions of the phone. FCC measures the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of the
phone, following a very rigorous testing protocol. As is true for nearly any
scientific measurement, there is a possibility that the test measurement may be
less than or greater than the actual RF emitted by the phone. This difference
between the RF test measurement and actual RF emission is because test
measurements are limited by instrument accuracy, because test measurement
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and actual use environments are different, and other variable factors. This
inherent variability is known as "measurement uncertainty." When FCC
conducts post-grant testing of a cell phone, FCC takes into account any
measurement uncertainty to when determining whether regulatory action is
appropriate. This approach ensures that when FCC takes regulatory action, it
will have a sound, defensible scientific basis.
FDA scientific staff reviewed the methodology used by FCC to measure cell
phone RF, and agreed it is an acceptable approach, given our current
understanding of the risks presented by cellular phone RF emissions. RF
emissions from cellular phones have not been shown to present a risk of injury
to the user when the measured SAR is less than the safety limits set by FCC (an
SAR of 1.6 w/kg). Even in a case where the maximum measurement uncertainty
permitted by current measurement standards was added to the maximum
permissible SAR, the resulting SAR value would be well below any level known
to produce an acute effect. Consequently, FCC's approach with measurement
uncertainty will not result in consumers being exposed to any known risk from
the RF emitted by cellular telephones.
FDA will continue to monitor studies and literature reports concerning acute
effects of cell phone RF, and concerning chronic effects of long-term exposure
to cellular telephone RF (that is, the risks from using a cell phone for many
years). If new information leads FDA to believe that a change to FCC's
measurement policy may be appropriate, FDA will contact FCC and both
agencies will work together to develop a mutually-acceptable approach.
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Owner’s Record
The model number, regulatory number and serial number are located on a
nameplate inside the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space
provided below. This will be helpful if you need to contact us about your phone in
the future.
Model: Audiovox 8912.
Serial No.:
User’s Guide Proprietary Notice
CDMA Technology is licensed by QUALCOMM Incorporated under one or more of
the following patents:
4,901,307 5,109,390 5,267,262 5,416,797
5,506,865 5,544,196 5,657,420 5,101,501
5,267,261 5,414,796 5,504,773 5,535,239
5,600,754 5,778,338 5,228,054 5,337,338
5,710,784 5,056,109 5,568,483 5,659,569
5,490,165 5,511,073
T9 Text Input is licensed by Tegic Communications and is covered by U.S. Pat.
5,818,437, U.S. Pat. 5,953,541, U.S. Pat. 6,011,554 and other patents pending.
User’s Guide template version 3D (09-01-03)
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Section 4B
Manufacturer’s Warranty
In This Section
Manufacturer’s Warranty
Your phone has been designed to provide you with reliable, worry-free
service. If for any reason you have a problem with your equipment,
please refer to the manufacturer’s warranty.
This section contains the manufacturer’s warranty for your phone.
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Manufacturer’s Warranty
Utstarcom/Audiovox Communications Corp. (the Company) warrants to the
original retail purchaser of this Utstarcom/Audiovox handheld portable cellular
telephone, that should this product or any part thereof during normal consumer
usage and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship that results
in product failure within the first twelve (12) months period from the date of
purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (with new or rebuilt parts) at
the Company’s option, without charge for parts or labor directly related to the
defect(s).
The antenna, keypad, display, rechargeable battery and battery charger, if included,
are similarly warranted for twelve (12) months from date of purchase.
This Warranty extends only to consumers who purchase the product in the United
States or Canada and it is not transferable or assignable.
This Warranty does not apply to:
(a) Product subjected to abnormal use or conditions, accident, mishandling,
neglect, unauthorized alteration, misuse, improper installation or repair or
improper storage;
(b) Product whose mechanical serial number or electronic serial number has been
removed, altered or defaced.
(c) Damage from exposure to moisture, humidity, excessive temperatures or
extreme environmental conditions;
(d) Damage resulting from connection to, or use of any accessory or other product
not approved or authorized by the Company;
(e) Defects in appearance, cosmetic, decorative or structural items such as framing
and non-operative parts;
(f) Product damaged from external causes such as fire, flooding, dirt, sand, weather
conditions, battery leakage, blown fuse, theft or improper usage of any electrical
source.
The Company disclaims liability for removal or reinstallation of the product, for
geographic coverage, for inadequate signal reception by the antenna or for
communications range or operation of the cellular system as a whole.
To obtain repairs or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product
should be delivered with proof of Warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), the
consumer’s return address, daytime phone number and/or fax number and
complete description of the problem, transportation prepaid, to the Company at
the addressshown below or to the place of purchase for repair or replacement
processing.
In addition, for reference to an authorized Warranty station in your area, you may
telephone in the United States (800) 229-1235, and in Canada (800) 465-9672 (in
Ontario call 905-712-9299).
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THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS
LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO
EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LAIBILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID
BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR
BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 18
MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE
COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR AN SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE DELAY
IN RENDERING SERVICE UNDER THIS WARRANTY OR LOSS OF USE DURING
THE TIME THE PRODUCT IS BEING REPAIRED OR REPLACED.
No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability
other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the
above limitation or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state or province to province.
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Index
Index 180
A
K
Adding a New Internal Phone
Book Entry 81
Airplane Mode 45
Alarm 89
Answering Calls 18
Auto Answer 46
Key Functions 11
Key Guard 19
B
Browsing the Web 128
C
Calculator 90
Call Answer 45
Calling Emergency Numbers 20
Camera 101
Changing the Ringer Volume 19
Composing SMS Text Messages
121
Controlling Roaming Charges
Using Call Guard 65
D
Dialing and Saving Phone
Numbers With Pauses 23
Dialing From the Internal Phone
Book 23
Display Settings 37
Downloading Premium Services
Content 135
E
Entering Text 25
Exploring the Web 148
F
Finding a Phone Number 22
Finding Internal Phone Book
Entries 81
G
Games 138
Index
I
L
Language 47
Location Settings 42
Lock Phone 54
M
Making a Three-Way Call 123
Memo Pad 87
Messaging 131
Missed Call Notification 19
Muting a Call 20
My Pictures 105
My Phone Number 82
P
Phone Information 51
R
Responding to Call Waiting 123
Ringers 33
Roaming 61
S
Safety 153
Saving a Phone Number 22
Schedule 86
Screen Savers 143
Sending Picture Message 134
Send My Phone Number 20
Setting Your Phone’s Roam
Mode 64
Silent 20
Sounds Settings 30
Speaker Mode 19
Speed Dial Numbers 82
Instant Message 132
Stopwatch 92
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T
Taking Pictures 102
Train Words 98
U
Using Caller ID 123
Using Call Forwarding 124
Using One-Touch/Two-Touch
Speed Dialing 24
Using Voicemail 116
V
Viewing History 74
Viewing the Menus 69
Voice Dial 96
Voice Memo 94
W
Warranty 177
Web Guard 60.127
Wireless Chatrooms 133
World Clock 91
Index
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