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User Guide
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Consejo
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equipos.
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Table of Contents
Tip
Displaying Your Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making and Answering Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entering Text in Portrait Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entering Text in Landscape Mode . . . . . . . . . . .
Looking for something? If you don’t see it in the
headings listed here, try the Index on page 203.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Your Phone’s Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Section 1: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1A. Setting Up Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Setting Up Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Activating Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Your Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sprint Account Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3
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5
Section 2: Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2A. Phone Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Viewing the Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning Your Phone On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Battery and Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Navigating Through the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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2B. Navigating the Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Getting to Know Sprint One Click . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Personalizing the Carousel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Personalizing the Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
2C. Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Personalizing Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Location Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Messaging Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airplane Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TTY Use With Sprint Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Phone Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2D. History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Viewing History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
History Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Making a Call From History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Saving a Number From History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Erasing History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
2E. Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Adding a New Contacts Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving a Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacts Entry Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing a Contacts Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a Number to a Contacts Entry . . . . . . .
Editing a Contacts Entry’s Numbers . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning Speed Dial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a New Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Ringer Type for an Entry . . . . . . . . .
Assigning a Picture to an Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding Contacts Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secret Contacts Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dialing Sprint Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2F. Calendar and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
File Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Alarm Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memo Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tip Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
World Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the PRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2G. Voice Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) . . . . . . . 90
Managing Voice Memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
2H. microSD Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Your Phone’s microSD Card and Adapter . . . . 99
microSD Card Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
microSD Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Connecting Your Phone to Your Computer . . 102
2I. Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Taking Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing Pictures and Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending Sprint Picture Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Sprint Picture Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Pictures Using PictBridge . . . . . . . . . .
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Order Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Settings and Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
2J. Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Turning Bluetooth On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Bluetooth Settings Menu . . . . . . . . .
Pairing Bluetooth Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FTP Contents Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending Items Via Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 3: Sprint Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
3A. Sprint Service: The Basics . . . . . . . . . . 132
Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Text Messaging (SMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SMS Voice Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Call Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making a Three-Way Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Call Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3B. Web and Data Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Getting Started With Data Services . . . . . . . . . 144
Accessing Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Downloading Games, Ringers and More . . . . 152
Exploring the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Data Services FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
3C. Entertainment: TV and Music . . . . . . . 161
TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music - Sprint Music Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Streaming Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NASCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NFL Mobile Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ScanLife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3D. GPS Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
GPS Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sprint Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sprint Family Locator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Driving Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Your Navigation Preferences . . . .
Launching the Product Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 4: Safety and Warranty
Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
4A. Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . 186
General Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to
Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
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Using Your Phone With a Hearing
Aid Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caring for the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Frequency (RF) Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Owner’s Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Guide Proprietary Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4B. Manufacturer’s Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Manufacturer’s Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
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Introduction
Your Phone’s Menu
This User Guide introduces you to Sprint® service and all
the features of your new phone. It’s divided into four
sections:
The following table outlines your phone’s main menu
structure. For more information about using your
phone’s menus and the carousel main screen, see
“Navigating Through the Menus” on page 19.
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Section 1: Getting Started
⽧
Section 2: Your Phone
CONTACTS (Right Softkey)
⽧
Section 3: Sprint Service
OPTIONS (Left Softkey)
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Section 4: Safety and Warranty Information
User
Guide
Note
WARNING
Because of updates in phone software, this
printed guide may not be the most current
version for your phone. Visit www.sprint.com
and log on to My Sprint Wireless to access
the most recent version of the user guide.
Please refer to the Important Safety
Information section on page 186 to learn
about information that will help you safely use
your phone. Failure to read and follow the
Important Safety Information in this phone
guide may result in serious bodily injury,
death, or property damage.
1: Main Menu
2: Personalize Carousel
3: Personalize Home Screen
4: Tutorial
5: Software Updates
6: Reset One Click
7: About Sprint One Click
Web
Maps
1: Sprint Navigation
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2: Sprint Family Locator
Entertainment
1: Get New Screen Savers
2: My Stuff Manager Screen Savers
1: Music
5: Applications
2: TV
3: Games
1: Get New Games
2: My Stuff Manager Games
3: Brain Excercise Demo by Namco
4: CLUE DEMO
5: LEGO Indiana Jones DEMO
6: Call Tones
1: Camera
Missed Alerts
Press the right softkey to view the following options:
My Stuff
1: Selftimer
1: Application Manager
2: Games
1: Get New Games
2: My Stuff Manager Games
3: Brain Excercise Demo by Namco
4: CLUE DEMO
5: LEGO Indiana Jones DEMO
3: Ringers
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1: Get New Applications
2: My Stuff Manager Applications
3: NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
4: NFL Mobile Live
5: ScanLife
6: Social Zone
Photos
History
1: Get New Ringers
4: Screen Savers
1: Off
3: 10 sec
2: Multi Shot
1: Series Shot (Off/3/5/10)
2: Divided Shot (Off/4/9/16)
3: Fun Tools..
1: Fun Frames
2: My Stuff Manager Ringers
2: 5 sec
2: Color Tones
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4: Controls..
1: Brightness
3: Night Shot
5: Launch
2: White Balance
4: Metering
5: Settings..
1: Resolution
3: Shutter Sound
5: Storage
2: Quality
4: Status Bar
2: Camcorder
2: Camcorder (Video Mail/Long Video)
Press the right softkey to view the following options:
2: 5 sec
2: Sent Mail
4: Pending
4: My Albums
2: Memory Card
5: PictBridge
6: Order Prints
1: Auto Save to
1: Phone
2: Fun Tools..
2: Memory Card
2: Status Bar (On/Off)
1: Color Tones
3: Account Info
3: Controls..
Messages
1: White Balance
1: Voicemail
4: Settings..
1: Quality
3: Video Length
2: Camera
7: Settings and Info
1: Selftimer
1: Off
3: 10 sec
1: Inbox
3: Saved Mail
1: In Phone
3: Online Albums
6: Launch
1: Review Pictures
1: Review Pictures
3: Picture Mail
2: Storage
1: Call Voicemail
2: Clear Envelope
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2: Send Message
1: Text Message
3: Email
5: VoiceSMS
4: Signature
2: Picture Mail
4: IM
1: Speakerphone
3: Text Message
2: Sent Mail
4: Pending
5: Email
2: From Name
Settings
1: Display
1: Main Screen
6: IM
1: Screen Saver
1: AOL Instant Messenger
2: Windows Live Messenger
3: Yahoo! Messenger
7: Chat & Dating
1: On
1: Notification
1: Message & Icon
3: Preset Messages
3: Backlight
2: 30 seconds
4: 8 seconds
4: PowerSave Mode
9: Settings
2: Call Back #
2: Brightness
1: Slide open
3: 15 seconds
8: VoiceSMS
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2: Off
Contacts
4: Picture Mail
1: Inbox
3: Saved Mail
1: On
5: Voice SMS Option
2: Icon only
2: Off
5: Keypad Light
1: Slide open
3: 15 seconds
5: Off
2: 30 seconds
4: 8 seconds
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6: Language
1: English
3: My Device Name
2: Español
2: Sounds
5: Exchange Folders
1: Volume
1: Ringer
3: Headset
5: Advanced...
1: In Phone
2: Earpiece
4: Speakerphone
2: Ringer Type
1: Incoming Calls
3: Schedule
1: Hands-Free
3: Device Initiated
2: Phone
1: Notification
1: Message & Icon
2: Icon only
2: Callback Number
2: Tone Volume
3: Bluetooth
1: None
3: Other
2: XXXXXXXXXX
3: Pre-set Message
1: On/Off
4: Signature
2: Visibility
1: Always visible
3: Hidden
1: Hands-Free
2: Phone
3: Device Answered
4: Messages
2: Service
4: Signal Fade/Call Drop
6: Power Off
4: Key Tone
1: Tone Type
3: Tone Length
2: Memory card
6: Voice Routing Incoming
7: Voice Routing Outgoing
2: Messages
4: Roam Ringer
3: Alerts
1: Minute Beep
3: Connect
5: Power On
4: My Device Info
1: On
2: Off
2: Visible for 3min
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5: Voice SMS Option
1: Speakerphone
2: From Name
5: Text Entry
1: Phone Number
1: Auto-Capital
1: On
2: Icon Glossary
2: Off
2: Auto-Space
1: On
5: Used Word Dictionary
2: No
6: Display Candidate
1: Display On
2: Display Off
7: Prediction Start
1: 2nd letters
3: 4th letters
2: 3rd letters
4: 5th letters
8: Auto Word Insertion
1: On
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7: More...
1: Auto Keyguard
2: Spanish
4: Personal Dictionary
1: Yes
3: Version
4: Advanced
2: Off
3: Dual Language
1: None
9: Help
6: Phone Info
2: Off
1: On
2: Off
2: Accessibility
1: TTY Options
3: TTS Setting
2: Voice Service
3: Airplane Mode
1: On
3: On PowerUp
2: Off
4: Browser
1: Clear Bookmarks 2: Clear Cache
3: Clear Cookies
4: Edit Homepage
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5: Call Setup
1: Auto Answer
3: Call Answer
12: Security
2: Abbreviated Dial
4: Contacts Match
6: Contacts
1: Speed Numbers
3: My Name Card
5: Services
13: Wireless Backup
2: Hide Secret
4: Wireless Backup
1: On/Off
2: Net Guard
3: Update Data Profile
8: Headset Mode
2: Ringer Sound
9: Location
1: On
2: Off
10: Restrict and Lock
1: Voice
3: Camera/Pictures
2: Data
4: Lock my Phone
1: Alarm #1
3: Alarm #3
2: Call Guard
2: Alarm #2
2: Bluetooth
1: Pair with Hands Free
2: Send a Contact
4: Add a New...
6: More...
3: Print a Photo...
5: Trusted Devices
3: Calculator
4: Tip Calculator
5: Calendar
1: Personal Calendar
11: Roaming
1: Set Mode
3: Data Roaming
Tools
1: Alarm
7: Data
1: Turbo Button
1: Change Lock Code
2: Special #
3: Erase/Reset
2: Work Calendar
6: Mass Storage
1: Connect to PC
2: File Manager
3: Format Memory Card
4: Memory Info.
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7: Memo Pad
Shopping
8: World Time
In Use Menu
1: Set DST
Press OPTIONS (right softkey) to display the following
options:
9: Update Phone
1: Update Firmware
2: Update PRL
0: Voice Memo
1: Record
2: Review
*: Voice Service
1: Call <Name or#>
2: Send Text <Name or #>
3: Send Picture <Name or #>
4: Send Voice SMS <Name or #>
5: Lookup <Name>
6: More Options
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1: Save
3: Contacts
5: Phone Info
7: Messaging
9: Tools
2: 3-Way Call
4: Voice Memo
6: Key Mute/Unmute
8: Recent History
0: Whisper On/Off
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Section 1
Getting Started
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䡲
1A. Setting Up Service
Replace the cover by lining up the tabs and then
firmly sliding the cover away from the lens until it
snaps into place.
2. Press
to turn the phone on.
If your phone is activated, it will turn on, search for
Sprint service, and enter standby mode.
䡲 If your phone is not yet activated, see “Activating
Your Phone” on page 3 for more information.
䡲
⽧
Setting Up Your Phone (page 2)
⽧
Activating Your Phone (page 3)
⽧
Setting Up Your Voicemail (page 3)
⽧
Sprint Account Passwords (page 4)
⽧
Getting Help (page 5)
3. Make your first call.
䡲
䡲
Setting Up Your Phone
1. Install the battery. (See “Installing the Battery” on
page 17.)
In a single motion, press down on the cover and
slide it towards the lens and then carefully lift the
battery cover away from the phone.
䡲 Insert the battery into the opening, making sure
the connectors align. Gently press down to
secure the battery.
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1A. Setting Up Service
Use your keypad to enter a phone number.
Press
.
Note
Your phone’s battery should have enough charge for
your phone to turn on and find a signal, set up your
voicemail, and make a call. You should fully charge
your battery as soon as possible. See “Charging the
Battery” on page 18 for details.
Activating Your Phone
䢇
If you received your phone in the mail and it is for a new Sprint
account or a new line of service, it is designed to activate
automatically. To confirm your activation, make a
phone call.
䢇
If you are having difficulty with activation, contact
Sprint Customer Service by dialing 1-888-211-4727
from any other phone.
If you purchased your phone at a Sprint Store, it is probably
activated and ready to use.
䢇
Note
If you received your phone in the mail and you are activating a
new phone for an existing number on your account, you will
need to go online to activate your new phone.
䡲 From your computer’s Web browser, go to
www.sprint.com/activate and complete the onscreen
instructions to activate your phone.
When you have finished, make a phone call to confirm
your activation. If your phone is still not activated, or you
do not have access to the Internet, contact Sprint
Customer Service at 1-888-211-4727 for assistance.
Tip
Do not press
while the phone is being activated.
Pressing
cancels the activation process.
Setting Up Your Voicemail
Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered
calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or
turned off. You should set up your Sprint Voicemail and
personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated.
1. From standby mode, press and hold
.
2. Follow the system prompts to:
Create your passcode.
Record your name announcement.
䡲 Record your greeting.
䡲
䡲
Note
Voicemail Passcode
Sprint strongly recommends that you create a
passcode when setting up your voicemail to protect
against unauthorized access. Without a passcode,
anyone who has access to your handset is able to
access your voicemail messages.
1A. Setting Up Service
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Setting Up Service
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For more information about using your voicemail, see
“Voicemail” on page 132.
Sprint Account Passwords
As a Sprint customer, you enjoy unlimited access to
your personal account information, your voicemail
account, and your data services account. To ensure
that no one else has access to your information, you
will need to create passwords to protect your privacy.
Account Username and Password
If you are the account owner, you will create an account
username and password when you sign on to
www.sprint.com. (Click Need to register for access? to get
started.) If you are not the account owner (if someone
else receives the bill for your Sprint service), you can
get a sub-account password at www.sprint.com.
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Voicemail Password
You’ll create your voicemail password (or passcode)
when you set up your voicemail. See “Setting Up Your
Voicemail” on page 3 for more information on your
voicemail password.
Data Services Password
With your Sprint phone, you may elect to set up an
optional data services password to control access and
authorize Premium Service purchases.
For more information, or to change your passwords,
sign on to www.sprint.com or call Sprint Customer
Service at 1-888-211-4727.
Getting Help
From Your Sprint Phone
䢇
Managing Your Account
䢇
Online: www.sprint.com
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
Access your account information.
Check your minutes used (depending on your Sprint
service plan).
View and pay your bill.
Enroll in Sprint online billing and automatic payment.
Purchase accessories.
Shop for the latest Sprint phones.
View available Sprint service plans and options.
Learn more about data services and other products
like Sprint Picture Mail, games, ringers, screen
savers, and more.
䢇
Press
to check minute usage and
account balance.
Press
to make a payment.
Press
to access a summary of your
Sprint service plan or get answers to other questions.
From Any Other Phone
䢇
䢇
Sprint Customer Service: 1-888-211-4727.
Business Customer Service: 1-800-927-2199.
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Sprint 411
Sprint 411 gives you access to a variety of services and
information, including residential, business, and
government listings; movie listings or showtimes;
driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major
local event information. You can get up to three pieces
of information per call, and the operator can
automatically connect your call at no additional charge.
There is a per-call charge to use Sprint 411, and you
will be billed for airtime.
䊳
Press
.
Sprint Operator Services
Sprint Operator Services provides assistance when you
place collect calls or when you place calls billed to a
local telephone calling card or third party.
䊳
Press
.
For more information or to see the latest in products
and services, visit us online at www.sprint.com.
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Section 2
Your Phone
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Your Phone
2A. Phone Basics
1. Indicator LED
13. Earpiece
2. Status Bar
Icons
3. Display Screen
⽧
12. MENU/OK
Your Phone (page 8)
4. Navigation Key
⽧
Viewing the Display Screen (page 11)
⽧
Turning Your Phone On and Off (page 15)
⽧
Battery and Charger (page 16)
⽧
Navigating Through the Menus (page 19)
⽧
Displaying Your Phone Number (page 20)
⽧
Making and Answering Calls (page 20)
⽧
Entering Text in Portrait Mode (page 30)
5. Softkey (left)
Portrait Mode
5. Softkey (right)
Portrait Mode
6. Speaker Key
11. BACK/Clear Key
7. TALK Key
10. END/POWER Key
8. Keypad
9. Microphone
15. Headset Jack
Tip
Phone Software Upgrades – Updates to your
phone’s software may become available from time
to time. Sprint will automatically upload critical
updates to your phone. You can also use the menu
to check for and download updates. Highlight
> Tools > Update Phone to search
and press
for and download available updates.
16. Camera Lens
14. Volume
Button
17. microSD Card
slot
18. Charger/Accessories
Jack
19. Camera Button
Portrait Mode
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1. Indicator LED shows your phone’s connection status
at a glance.
2. Status Bar Icons provide information about your
phone’s status and options, such as signal
strength, roaming, ringer setting, messaging, and
battery charge.
3. Display Screen displays all the information needed
to operate your phone, such as the call status, the
Contacts list, the date and time, and the signal and
battery strength.
4. Navigation Key scrolls through the phone’s menu
options and acts as a shortcut key from standby
mode.
5. Softkeys Portrait Mode let you select left and right
softkey actions or menu items corresponding to
the bottom left and bottom right lines on the
Display Screen when the phone is in portrait mode.
6. Speaker Key lets you place or receive calls in
speakerphone mode.
7. TALK Key (
) allows you to place or receive calls,
answer Call Waiting, use Three-Way Calling, or
activate Voice Dial.
8. Keypad lets you enter numbers, letters, and
characters, and navigate within menus. Press and
hold keys for speed dialing.
9. Microphone allows other callers to hear you clearly
when you are speaking to them.
10. END/POWER Key (
) lets you turn the phone on
or off, end a call, or return to standby mode. While
in the main menu, it returns the phone to standby
mode and cancels your input. When you receive
an incoming call, press to enter ignore/reject the
call.
11. BACK/Clear Key deletes characters from the display
in text entry mode. When in a menu, pressing
returns you to the previous menu. This key
also allows you to return to the previous screen in
a data session.
12. MENU/OK lets you access the phone’s menus and
selects the highlighted choice when navigating
through a menu.
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13. Earpiece lets you hear the caller and automated
prompts.
14. Volume Button allows you to adjust the ringer
volume in standby mode or adjust the voice
volume during a call. The volume button can also
be used to scroll up or down to navigate through
the different menu options.
15. Headset Jack allows you to plug in either a stereo
headset (sold seperately) or an optional headset
for convenient, hands-free conversations.
CAUTION! Inserting an accessory into the incorrect
jack may damage the phone.
16. Camera Lens, as part of the built-in camera, lets you
take pictures and videos.
17. microSD Card slot lets you use the included microSD
card to expand the memory of your phone. (See
“Installing the Battery” on page 17.)
18. Charger/Accessory Jack allows you to connect the
phone charger or an optional USB cable
(included). CAUTION! Inserting an accessory into
the incorrect jack may damage the phone.
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19. Camera Button lets you activate the camera and
camcorder and take pictures and videos.
Landscape Phone Features
27. End/Back Key
20. QWERTY
Keyboard
21. Softkey
(right )
21. Softkey
(left)
22. Fn Key
23. Shift Key
24. Symbol Key
25. Space Key
26. Enter/OK Key
Landscape Mode
20. QWERTY keyboard provides an alphanumeric
character keyboard layout.
21. Softkeys Landscape Mode lets you select softkey
actions or menu items corresponding to the
bottom right line on the display screen while the
phone is in landscape mode.
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numbers/symbols atop each key on the QWERTY
keyboard.
23. Shift Key lets you toggle alphabet characters
between mixed case, uppercase and lowercase.
Character case remains as selected until the Shift
key is pressed again.
24. Symbol Key lets you access symbol characters.
Viewing the Display Screen
Your phone’s display screen provides information
about your phone’s status and options. This list
identifies the symbols you’ll see on your phone’s
display screen:
Tip
To view a list of your phone’s icons and descriptions,
from the main menu select Settings > Phone Info >
Icon Glossary.
Note
For information about using your phone’s main
screen carousel, see “2B. Navigating the Main
Screen” on page 40.
25. Space Key lets you add spaces between words and
characters.
26. Enter/OK Key lets you perform the function
highlighted in the current menu. Press to enter
additional lines of text.
27. End/Back Key deletes characters from the display in
text entry mode. When in a menu, pressing
returns you to the previous menu. This key also
allows you to return to the previous screen in a
data session.
Phone Basics
22. Fn Key (Function) key, toggle to access the
Status Bar – Service Icons
Signal Strength – Shows your current signal
strength. (More bars = stronger signal.)
No Service – Your phone cannot find a usable
signal.
Roaming – Your phone is “roaming” off the
Nationwide Sprint Network.
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Status Bar – Service Icons
Location On – Your phone’s location feature is on
and available for location-based services such
as GPS Navigation.
Data Service Dormant – Sprint mobile broadband
data service (EVDO) is dormant.
Location Off – Your phone’s location feature is off.
Your location is available only for 911 (see page
page 174).
Data Service Active – Sprint mobile broadband
data service (EVDO) is active.
Data Service Status – Current status of the Sprint
mobile broadband data service.
3G Status – Sprint 1xRTT data service is
available. When active, the icon is animated.
3G Sending – Sprint 1xRTT data service is
transmitting data.
3G Receiving – Sprint 1xRTT data service is
receiving data.
3G Dormant – Data service is currently dormant.
Battery Strength – Shows your current battery
charge level. (Icon shown is fully charged.)
Low battery – Shows your current battery charge
level is low.
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Status Bar – Status Icons
Data Service Available – Sprint mobile broadband
data service (EVDO) is available. When active
and communicating, the icon is animated.
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Microphone Muted – Your phone’s microphone is
muted.
Key tones Muted – Your phone’s key tones are
muted.
Speakerphone Enabled – Your phone’s
speakerphone feature is enabled.
Vibrate Only – The ringer is set to vibrate only.
Ring and Vibrate – Your phone has the ringer
volume set and the vibrate option checked
(enabled).
Ring Only – Your phone has the ringer volume
set at a level between 1 - 8 or that 1-Beep is
selected.
Ringer Off – Ringer is turned off and vibrate
mode is disabled.
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Ringer Off and Vibrate – Your phone has the ringer
deactivated and the vibrate option checked
(enabled).
TTY Mode – Your phone is operating in TTY
mode.
Alarm – An alarm has been set on your phone.
SSL – Your phone is using SSL (Secure Sockets
Layer) protocol for client/server communication.
Status Bar – Messaging Icons
Status Bar – Messaging Icons
New Email Message – You have new email
messages.
Urgent Message – You have new message
marked as Urgent.
Missed Picture Mail – You have a new Picture mail
message.
Missed Text/Email Messages – You have new
unread text or email messages.
Phone Basics
Status Bar – Status Icons
Missed Voicemail Messages – You have new
unheard vociemail messages.
Missed VoiceSMS Message – You have a new
(unread) VoiceSMS message.
New Text Message – You have new text
messages.
Read VoiceSMS Message – Indicates a recently
read VoiceSMS message.
New Picture Mail Message – You have new picture
mail messages.
Locked – Your message is locked.
New VoiceSMS Message – You have new
VoiceSMS messages.
New Voicemail – You have a new voicemail
message. Press and hold
to call your
voicemail box.
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Other Icons
Missed Call – You have missed an incoming call.
Missed Call Alert – You have missed a call alert.
Multiple Alerts – You have multiple alert
messages.
Missed Alarm Event – You have missed an alarm
event.
Calendar Event – You have a pending event
scheduled.
Missed Event – You missed a scheduled event.
Camera Mode – The camera is enabled and you
are in Camera Mode.
Camcorder Mode – The camcorder is enabled
and you are in Camcorder Mode.
Self-Timer – The self-timer function is enabled.
White Balance (Sunny) – The white balance has
been set to Sunny. This is used for taking
pictures or movies outdoors on bright sunny
days.
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Other Icons
White Balance (Cloudy) – The white balance has
been set to Cloudy. This is used for taking
pictures or movies outdoors under cloudy
conditions.
White Balance (Tungsten) – The white balance has
been set to Tungsten. This is used for taking
pictures or movies indoors under normal
lighting conditions.
White Balance (Fluorescent) – The white balance
has been set to Fluorescent. This is used for
taking pictures or movies indoors under
fluorescent lighting conditions.
White Balance (Manual) – The white balance has
been set to Manual. This is used for taking
pictures indoors or outdoors using your own
custom settings.
Recording – A video or voice memo is currently
being recorded.
Pause – A voice memo or video has been
paused.
Play – A a voice memo or video is playing.
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Media Upload – Files have been uploaded to an
online album or folder.
Voice Captioning – Voice captioning is enabled
and audio is currently being recorded.
Bluetooth (Enabled/Active) – The Bluetooth
technology is active and enabled.
Bluetooth (Connected) – The Bluetooth device is
connected.
Bluetooth (Headset Connected) – The Bluetooth
Headset is connected and visible.
Bluetooth (Stereo Connected) – The Bluetooth
stereo device is connected and visible.
Bluetooth (Hidden) – The device is hidden to
other Bluetooth devices and not transmitting its
information.
Background Application +1 – Indicates that more
than one application is currently running and
one has been minimized and placed in the
background.
Turning Your Phone On and Off
Turning Your Phone On
䊳
Press and hold
for two seconds.
Once your phone is on, it may display “Searching for
Service.” When your phone finds a signal, it 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 Sprint service by pressing any key
(when your phone is turned on).
Tip
The Power Save feature conserves your battery
power when you are in an area where there is no
signal.
Wireless Backup – A current wireless backup
session is in progress.
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Turning Your Phone Off
䊳
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).
Battery and Charger
WARNING
Use only Sprint-approved or Samsungapproved batteries and chargers with your
phone. The failure to use a Sprint-approved or
Samsung-approved battery and charger may
increase the risk that your phone will overheat,
catch fire, or explode, resulting in serious
bodily injury, death, or property damage.
Sprint-approved or Samsung-approved batteries and
accessories can be found at Sprint Stores or through
Samsung; or call 1-866-866-7509 to order. They’re
also available at www.sprint.com.
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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 4.75 hours of
continuous digital talk time.
When the battery reaches 5% 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 turns off.
Note
Long backlight settings, searching for service, vibrate
mode, browser use, and other variables may reduce
the battery’s talk and standby times.
Tip
Watch your phone’s battery level indicator and
charge the battery before it runs out of power.
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Installing the Battery
slide it towards the lens (1) and then carefully lift
the battery cover away from the phone (2).
Phone Basics
1. In a single motion, press down on the cover and
3. Replace the cover by lining up the tabs and then
firmly sliding the cover away from the lens until it
snaps into place.
Removing the Battery
2. Insert the battery into the opening, making sure to
line up the gold contacts (3). Gently press down to
secure the battery (4).
1. Make sure the power is off so that you don’t lose
any stored numbers or messages.
2. In a single motion, press down on the cover and
slide it towards the lens, then remove the battery
from the phone (1 and 2).
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Tip
䊳
It is recommended that you completely charge your
battery first before using your phone. This guarantees
you begin using your phone with a fully charged
battery.
Plug the flat end of the charger into the phone’s
charger/accessrories jack and the other end into
an electrical outlet.
Charge Indicator
WARNING
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Li-Ion
battery as you can be burned.
Charging the Battery
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 any
information you were just working on.
Always use a Sprint-approved or Samsung-approved
desktop charger, travel charger, or vehicle power
adapter to charge your battery.
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䡲
With the Sprint-approved Li-Ion battery, you can
recharge the battery before it becomes completely run
down.
Navigating Through the Menus
The navigation key on your phone lets you scroll
through onscreen items. Many menus feature a scroll
bar on the right to help you keep track of your position
in the menu.
Note
Your phone’s Sprint One Click main screen gives
you instant access to your favorite features. See
“2B. Navigating the Main Screen” on page 40 for
complete information.
To navigate through a menu, 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 left or
right.
For a diagram of your phone’s menu, please see “Your
Phone’s Menu” on page i.
Selecting Menu Items
As you navigate through the menu using the navigation
key (
), menu options are highlighted. Select any
option by highlighting it and pressing
. If the
option is numbered, you can select it by pressing the
corresponding number on the phone’s keypad.
For example, to view your text messages:
1. From the main screen, scroll left or right to
highlight
and then press
main menu.
to access the
2. Select Messages by highlighting it and
pressing
.
3. Select Text Message by highlighting it and
pressing
.
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A red indicator light means the battery is charging.
A green indicator light means the battery is at least
90 percent charged.
䡲 A battery icon (
) indicates the current charge
level of the internal battery.
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4. Highlight a message and press
to view the
message text.
For the purposes of this guide, the above steps
condense into:
䊳
Highlight
and press
Messages.
Backing Up Within a Menu
> Messages > Text
Displaying Your Phone Number
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Settings > Phone
Info > Phone Number. (Your phone number and other
information about your phone and account will be
displayed.)
Making and Answering Calls
To go to the previous menu:
䊳
Press
.
To return to standby mode:
䊳
Press
.
Making Calls
1. Open the slider in Portrait Mode (see “Your Phone”
on page 8) to access the keypad.
2. Enter a phone number from standby mode. (If you
make a mistake while dialing, press
the numbers.)
to erase
3. Press
. (To make a call when you are roaming
and Call Guard is enabled, press
and then
press
. See “Call Guard” on page 142.)
4. Press
finished.
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or close the phone when you are
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To redial your last outgoing call, press
To redial other recent numbers, press
a number, and press
again.
twice.
, highlight
䢇
䢇
When making calls off the Nationwide Sprint
Network, always dial using 11 digits (1 + area code +
phone number).
You can also place calls from your phone by speed
dialing numbers from your Contacts (page 29), using
Voice Dial (page 90), using your History listings
(page 65), and Voice Services (page 90).
Tip
Dialing Options
When you enter numbers in standby mode, you will
see a variety of dialing options displayed as softkeys on
the phone’s screen.
To send a message to the number, press SEND MSG
(left softkey).
– or –
To initiate an option, press OPTIONS (right softkey), then
press the corresponding softkey.
Contact Details: Displays the details for a Contact if the
entered number matches a previously created entry.
Save: Enter a seven-digit or ten-digit number (phone
number and area code) and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Save to save the phone number in your
Contacts. (See “Saving a Phone Number” on
page 26.)
䢇
To speed dial a phone number from standby mode,
press and hold the speed dial number. If the speed
dial number is two digits, enter the first digit, and then
press and hold the second digit. (For information on
setting up speed dial numbers, see “Assigning
Speed Dial Numbers” on page 71.) (This feature will
not work when you are roaming off the Nationwide
Sprint Network; when roaming you must dial using
eleven digits [1 + the area code + the seven-digit
phone number].)
Phone Basics
Tip
Hard Pause: Enter digits and then use this feature to
enter a hard pause within a number string (the
phone waits for your input). To continue dialing, you
must press the
key. (See “Dialing and Saving
Phone Numbers With Pauses” on page 27.)
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2sec Pause: Enter digits and then use this feature to
䢇
enter a 2 second delay within a number string (the
phone continues dialing after 2 seconds without any
additional keys being pressed). (See “Dialing and
Saving Phone Numbers With Pauses” on page 27.)
Answering Calls
1. Make sure your phone is on. (If your phone is off,
incoming calls go to voicemail.)
2. Press
to answer an incoming call.
(Depending on your settings, you may also answer
incoming calls by opening the phone or by
pressing any number key. See “Call Answer Mode”
on page 59 for more information.)
Your phone notifies you of incoming calls in the
following ways:
䢇 The phone rings or vibrates.
䢇 The indicator light flashes.
䢇 The backlight illuminates.
䢇 The screen displays an incoming call message.
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If the incoming call is from a number stored in your
Contacts, the entry’s name is displayed. You may also
see the caller’s phone number, if available.
If you set Call Answer to Talk Key (see “Call Answer
Mode” on page 59), you also see the following options.
To select an option, press the corresponding softkey.
䢇 SILENCE (left softkey) to mute the onboard speaker
and temporarily silence the ringer.
䢇 IGNORE (right softkey) to send the call to your
voicemail box.
Note
To quiet the ringer, press
button.
or press the volume
Answering a Roam Call With Call Guard Enabled
Call Guard is an option that helps you manage your
roaming charges when making or receiving calls while
outside the Nationwide Sprint Network. Please see
“Roaming” on page 141 for more information about
roaming.
䊳
Press ANSWER (left softkey) to answer the call. (See
“Call Guard” on page 142 for additional
information.)
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When your phone is off, calls go directly to voicemail.
You can place calls to 911 (dial
even if your phone is locked or your account is
restricted.
Ending a Call
䊳
Press
.
Note
Missed Call Notification
When you do not answer an incoming call, your screen
displays the Missed Call log.
To display the Missed Call entry from the notification screen:
䊳
Highlight the entry and press
phone number, press
.)
. (To dial the
To display a Missed Call entry from standby mode:
1. Highlight
Calling Emergency Numbers
and press
2. Highlight an entry and press
> Missed Alerts.
.
),
When you place an emergency call, your phone
automatically enters Emergency mode.
During an emergency call, press OPTIONS (right
softkey) to display your options. Highlight an option and
press
.
Tip
Press My Phone # (left softkey) to display your phone
number during an emergency call.
To exit Emergency mode:
䊳
Press
Note
to end a 911 call.
When you are in Emergency mode, you can exit by
then pressing
(or
then
).
pressing
To deactivate the Emergency call in standby mode:
䊳
Press
until Emergency mode is exited.
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Note
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Enhanced 911 (E911) Information
This phone features an embedded Global Positioning
System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing E911
emergency location services where available.
When you place an emergency 911 call, the GPS
feature of your phone seeks information to calculate
your approximate location. Depending on several
variables, including availability and access to satellite
signals, it may take up to 30 seconds or more to
determine and report your approximate location.
Important
Always report your location to the 911
operator when placing an emergency call.
Some designated emergency call takers,
known as Public Safety Answering Points
(PSAPs) may not be equipped to receive GPS
location information from your phone.
In-Call Options
Pressing OPTIONS (right softkey) during a call displays a
list of available in-call features. To select an option,
press the corresponding keypad number or highlight
the option and press
. The following options may
be available through the Options menu:
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䢇
Save to add the new number to your Contacts list.
䢇
3-Way Call to initiate a three-way call. (For more
information, see “Making a Three-Way Call” on page
140.)
Contacts to display your Contacts list.
Voice Memo allows you to record incoming audio from
your conversation. (For more information, see
“Managing Voice Memos” on page 96.)
Phone Info displays the following menu options:
䡲 Phone Number - your phone number
䡲 Icon Glossary - a list of currently available icons
䡲 Version - phone software version
䡲 Advanced - additional technical information
Key Mute/Unmute allows you to mute the key tones
from being heard by the caller.
Messaging accesses the Messaging menu options.
Recent History checks your call log for Recent calls.
You can also erase the logs from this menu.
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
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Tools accesses the Tools menu options.
䡲
Calendar - your calendar entries
䡲
Bluetooth - a list of current Bluetooth devices
䡲
Memo Pad - onscreen memo pad
䡲
Alarm - your Alarm events and menu
䡲
Calculator - onscreen calculator
Whisper On/Off increases the microphone to its
maximum level. During a call turn on Whisper On
when speaking softly or when the caller cannot hear
your voice clearly. This mode is useful in meetings or
public places. Return the phone back to normal
operation by selecting Whisper Off.
Press MUTE (left softkey) during a call to mute the
microphone. Press UNMUTE (left softkey) to unmute the
microphone.
䡲 While muted, the word Mute blinks on the
upper-right portion of the main display screen.
Using the Speakerphone
To use your phone handsfree or to share a call with
other people:
1. Place your phone in Speaker Mode by pressing
and holding the Speaker key (
) until “Entering
speaker mode” appears in the display.
WARNING
Because of higher volume levels, do not
place the phone near your ear during
speakerphone use.
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䢇
2. To disable Speaker Mode, press and hold
until “Exit speaker mode” appears in the display.
End-of-Call Options
After you receive a call from or make a call to a phone
number that is not in your Contacts, the phone displays
the phone number and the duration of the call. Press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Save to add the new number
to your Contacts. (See “Saving a Phone Number” on
page 26.)
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After you receive a call from or make a call to a phone
number that is already in your Contacts, the phone
displays the entry name, phone number, and the
duration of the call. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) >
Contact Details to view the Contacts listing for the
number.
Note
The End-of-Call options are not displayed for calls
identified as No ID or Restricted.
To save a number from standby mode:
3. Select a label (Mobile, Home, Work, Pager, Fax, or
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Search for an existing contact name and press
to save the new number.
Note
Information can also be entered while the phone is in
landscape mode (page 34).
Finding a Phone Number
You can search Contacts for entries by name.
1. Press CONTACTS (right softkey) and enter the first
letter or letters of an entry. (The more letters you
enter, the more specific the search.)
.
2. Select New Entry or Existing Entry and press
.
– or –
then notified if the number was successfully
added.
You can store up to 600 contact entries in total, with
each contact entry containing a maximum of seven
phone numbers for a total phone book capacity of
4200 numbers. Each entry’s name can contain 64
characters. Your phone automatically sorts the
Contacts entries alphabetically. (For more information,
see “2E. Contacts” on page 68.)
Others) and press
and press
. (See “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30. or See “Entering Text in
Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
5. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the entry. You are
Saving a Phone Number
1. Enter a phone number and press
4. Use the keypad to enter the new contact name
.
2. To display an entry, highlight it and press
dial a number, highlight it and press
. To
.
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Tip
1. Enter four or more of the last digits in standby
mode. (The more numbers you enter, the more
specific the search becomes.)
䡲 Matching Contacts entries are displayed within an
onscreen list.
2. To display the Contacts entry that contains the
phone number you entered, select the entry and
press
.
– or –
To dial the number, highlight the entry from the list
and press
.
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.
Creating a saved series of numbers with pauses is
very useful when entering data into an automated
system. For example, if accessing your bank
information requires dialing a toll-free number,
followed by an account number and then your PIN,
you could place a two-second pause after each
group of numbers to ensure that they would be read
correctly.
There are two types of pauses available on your phone:
䢇 Hard Pause sends the next set of numbers when you
press
. (This is indicated with a P within the
number sequence.)
䢇 2-Second Pause automatically sends the next set of
numbers after two seconds. (This is indicated with a
H within the number sequence.)
Note
You can have multiple pauses in a phone number
and combine two-second and hard pauses.
To dial or save phone numbers with pauses:
1. Enter the phone number.
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Hard Pause or
2sec Pause.
3. Enter additional numbers.
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You can also search Contacts by using a specific string
of numbers.
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4. Press
to dial the number.
– or –
Abbreviated Dialing
When placing international calls, you can use Plus
Code Dialing to automatically enter the international
access code for your location (for example, 011 for
international calls placed from the United States).
Abbreviated Dialing is similar to speed dialing. You can
use either of the following abbreviated dialing features.
䢇 Contacts Match – Retrieve any number saved in your
Contacts by entering the last four to six digits of the
number. Press
to dial the retrieved number. (See
page 60.)
䢇 Prepend/Abbreviated Dialing – Prepend the first five or
six digits (for example, the area code and prefix) to
any four or five digits you enter. Press
to dial the
resulting number. (See page 60 to register a prepend
number and activate the Prepend feature.)
To make a call using Plus Code Dialing:
To place a call using Contacts Match Abbreviated Dialing:
Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Save to save the
number in your Contacts.
Note
When dialing a number with a hard pause, press
to send the next set of numbers.
Plus (+) Code Dialing
1. Press and hold
until a “+” appears on your
phone display.
2. Dial the country code and phone number you’re
calling and press
. (The access code for
international dialing will automatically be dialed,
followed by the country code and phone number.)
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1. Enter the last four to six digits of a Contacts entry’s
phone number.
2. Press
to call the displayed number. (If there is
more than one matched number in your Contacts,
your phone displays the available matches.
Highlight a name and then press
to place a
call.)
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1. Enter the last four digits of the number.
2. Press
.
Dialing From the Contacts List
1. Highlight
Shortcut
and press
> Contacts.
From standby mode, press CONTACTS (right
softkey) to list entries.
2. Highlight the entry you want to call and press
to dial the entry’s default phone number.
– or –
To dial another number from the entry, highlight
the name and press
, and then highlight a
number and press
.
To use One-Touch Dialing for speed dial locations 2–9:
䊳
Press and hold the appropriate key for
approximately two seconds. The display confirms
that you have dialed the number when it shows
“Connecting...”.
To use Two-Touch Dialing for speed dial locations 10–99:
1. Press the first digit.
2. Press and hold the second digit for approximately
two seconds. The display confirms that you have
dialed the number when it shows “Connecting...”.
Note
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To place a call using Prepend Abbreviated Dialing:
Speed dialing is not available when you are roaming;
when you are roaming off the Nationwide Sprint
Network, you must always dial using eleven digits
(1 + area code + number).
Speed Dialing
You can store up to 98 numbers in your phone’s speed
dial memory. Dial speed dial entries using one
keypress for locations 2–9 or two keypresses for
locations 10–99.
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Entering Text in Portrait Mode
Your phone provides convenient ways to enter letters,
numbers, and symbols whenever you are prompted to
enter text (for example, when adding a Contacts entry
or when using Sprint Mail and Text Messaging).
In this section we’ll cover the steps necessary to enter
text while the phone is in portrait mode where the
keypad is the primary method of both text and
character entry.
Selecting a Text Input Mode
䊳
From a screen where you can enter text, press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Text Mode to change the
text input mode.
䡲 T9(English) to enter text using a predictive text
system that reduces the number of keypresses
required while entering a word. (See page 30.)
䡲 Alpha to enter alpha characters associated with
the letters on the keypad. (See page 31.)
䡲 Symbols to enter symbols. (See page 32.)
䡲
Number to enter numbers by pressing the
䡲
Emoticons to enter “emoticons.” (See page 32.)
䡲
Text Options to configure these options:
Auto-Capital, Used words, Display Cand, Prediction Start,
Dual Language, Auto-Space, and Auto Word Insertion
numbers on the keypad. (See page 32.)
(see page 33).
Tip
When entering text, press the * (Shift) key to change
letter capitalization (abc > Abc > ABC).
T9 Text Input
T9 Text Input lets you enter text by pressing keys just
once per letter. (To select the T9 (English) mode when
entering text, see “Selecting a Text Input Mode” on
page 30.)
T9 Text Input uses an intuitive word database to
analyze the letters you enter and create a suitable
word. (The word may change as you type.)
1. From a screen where you can enter text, press
Options (right softkey) > Text Mode to change the text
input mode.
2. Select the T9(English) text input mode.
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enter a word. (For example, to enter the word “Bill,”
press
) (If you make a mistake,
press
to erase a single character. Press and
hold
to erase all previously entered text.)
䡲 To get the uppercase B in the above example,
press
until the capitalization indicator
displays T9WORD. This keeps all consecutive
letters uppercase until you change this setting.
䡲 Use T9Word to make only the first character intial
uppercase (all consective characters are
lowercased).
If the word you want is not displayed after you have
entered all the letters, press
to scroll through
additional word selections. To accept a word and insert
a space, press
.
Adding a Word to the T9 Database
If a word you want to enter is not displayed as an
option when you are using T9 Text Input, add it to the
database by selecting the Alpha mode.
1. Select the Alpha text input mode. (See “Selecting a
Text Input Mode” on page 30.)
2. Enter the word using Alpha mode. (See “ABC
Mode” on page 31.) 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
Nuance Web site at www.nuance.com/T9/textinput/.
ABC Mode
In Alpha mode, also known as multi-tap entry, you press
keys one, two, three, or four times to enter the letters
you see on the keypad. For example, press
once
for “a,” twice for “b”, or three times for “c”; or press
once for “p,” twice for “q,” three times for “r,” or four times
for “s.”
1. Select the Alpha mode. (See “Selecting a Text Input
Mode” on page 30.)
2. Press the corresponding keys repeatedly until the
correct letter appears. (For example, to enter the
word “Bill,” press
twice,
three times,
three times, and
three times again.)
(If you make a mistake, press
to erase a
single character. Press and hold
to erase all
previously entered text.)
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3. Press the corresponding keys once per letter to
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By default, the first letter of an entry is capitalized and
the following letters are lowercased. 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.
Characters scroll in the following order:
Note
When selecting Dual Language, Spanish characters
are also added to those listed.
Entering Numbers, Symbols, Emoticons,
and Preset Messages
To enter numbers:
English Sequence
Key
Lower Case
Upper Case
.,@1?! #/
abc2
ABC2
def3
DEF3
ghi4
GHI4
jkl5
JKL5
mno6
MNO6
pqrs7
PQRS7
tuv8
TUV8
wxyz9
WXYZ 9
0
䊳
*
One-character- shifted
Space
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Select the Number mode and press the appropriate
key. (See “Selecting a Text Input Mode” on
page 30.)
To enter symbols:
䊳
Select the Symbols mode. (See “Selecting a Text
Input Mode” on page 30.) To enter a symbol, press
the appropriate key indicated on the display.
To enter “emoticons” (smileys):
䊳
Select the Emoticons mode and press the
appropriate key. (See “Selecting a Text Input
Mode” on page 30.)
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To specify text options:
1. From a screen where you can enter text, press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Add Preset Message. (See
“Selecting a Text Input Mode” on page 30.)
2. Select a message and press
Note
.
Preset messages make composing text messages
easier by allowing you to enter quick messages,
such as “Meet me at,” “Let’s get lunch,” or a
customized message of your own. (For more
information on preset messages, please see
“Managing Preset Messages” on page 55.)
Setting Text Options
The Text Options menu allows you to specify more
automated features during the text entry process.
These options can help streamline the text entry
process by correcting for capitalization, spelling,
spacing, and completing the most commonly entered
words for you.
1. When you display a screen where you can enter
text, press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Text Mode > Text
Options and then use your navigation key to scroll
down the list and activate the desired text entry
options:
䡲 Auto-Capital allows you to turn on or off the
capitalization of the next character after a full stop
punctuation is followed by a space.
䡲 Used words allows you to use the entire static
database (included) plus learn and promote new
or frequently used words.
䡲 Display Cand allows the phone to display predicted
words, either one at a time or as a list.
䡲 Prediction Start allows you to configure the phone
to display possible word candidates after a preset
number of characters have been entered. You
can choose the feature to begin after the 2nd, 3rd,
4th, or 5th letters.
䡲 Dual Language allows you to select word
candidates to display in English only (None) or in
Spanish (Spanish).
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To enter preset messages:
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Auto-Space allows you to turn on or off the ability
2. Select Spanish and press
to insert a space automatically after a word is
selected from the candidate list.
䡲 Auto Word Insertion allows you to turn on or off the
ability to insert predictive words into the text.
Options” on page 33.)
䡲
2. When you have completed making your changes
to these options, press
or press CLOSE (right
softkey) to go back to the previous screen.
Note
You can also access Text Entry options from the
Settings menu. Press Menu > Settings > Text Entry.
Entering Characters In Dual Language
By enabling the Dual Language text option, you can
use the keys for both English and Spanish text entry. If
the Display Cand and Prediction Start text options are
enabled, the available word choices presented are from
both language sets (English/Spanish).
To enter characters in dual language mode:
1. When you display a screen where you can enter
text, press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Text Mode > Text
Options > Dual Language.
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. (See “Setting Text
To disable dual language mode:
1. When you display a screen where you can enter
text, press the OPTIONS (right softkey) > Text Mode >
Text Options > Dual Language.
2. Select None.
Entering Text in Landscape Mode
Accessing the QWERTY Keyboard
The Samsung Exclaim™ has a built-in, keyboard-style
keypad, referred to as a full QWERTY keyboard. The
keyboard is located beneath the display screen and is
accessed by sliding it open. This orients the phone's
display to landscape (widescreen) mode.
Using the QWERTY keyboard, you can type letters,
numbers, punctuation, and other special characters
into text entry fields or other applications simpler and
faster than using the telephone keypad.
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To open the phone and access the keyboard:
1. Rotate the phone 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
2. Slide the top section of the phone up to open, as
shown in the illustration. When you slide the phone
open, the display rotates from a vertical viewing
mode (portrait) to a horizontal viewing mode
(landscape).
Navigation and Options in Landscape
Mode
Just as the screen orientation is changed, so is the
functionality of both the softkeys and the navigation key.
The Up/Down/Left/Right options of the navigation key
are also adjusted when the phone changes from
portrait to landscape modes.
Up
Left
Softkey (left)
Up
Right
Down
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Softkey (right)
Left
Right
Down
QWERTY
Keyboard
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Entering Text Using the QWERTY
Keyboard
Space: Inserts an empty space.
OK/Enter: Moves the insertion point to the
next line in a message.
In this section we’ll cover the steps necessary to enter
text using the QWERTY keyboard. Using your phone's
QWERTY keyboard is just like using any standard
computer keyboard.
Tip
Selecting text input modes and options in landscape
mode is the same as in portrait mode (page 30).
From any text entry screen, press Options
(right softkey) and select from the available options.
The following keys perform special functions when
entering text:
FN: Allows you to use characters
displayed at the top of the QWERTY keys.
Examples: $, @, #, !
Shift: Changes the text input mode among
Upper/Lower/Mixed case mode.
Sym: Launches the Symbols page.
Choose from an extensive list of symbols
and other character sets.
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Back: Deletes the previous character,
similar to the backspace key on a
computer keyboard.
䊳
From a text entry screen, use the keyboard to enter
different character types. Select one of the
following character types:
䡲 Letters to enter the alphabetic characters
associated with each key. (See page 37.)
䡲 Numbers to enter numbers by pressing the
numbers on the keyboard. (See page 37.)
䡲 Symbols to enter symbols and “emoticons.” (See
page 38.)
䡲 My Text to enter preprogrammed messages.
(See page 38.)
The keyboard provides dual-use keys labeled with
alphabetic characters on the lower half and numbers
and symbols on the upper half. Press the key
corresponding to the character you want to enter.
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Entering Characters
䡲
To enter all uppercase characters, press
before each letter.
Entering Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
1. Press
to make the next character uppercase.
Characters revert back to lowercase after the next
character is typed.
䡲 Pressing
cycles through the input modes
(Upper/Lower/Mixed).
For example, to enter the word “Bill,” type the
keypad sequence below. If you make a mistake,
press
to erase a single character.
䡲 Press and hold
to erase all previously
entered text.
䡲
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BILL
2. Press the corresponding text keys.
Entering Numbers
The keyboard can be used to enter numbers, letters,
and symbols. Although these keys default to text
(letters), numbers can be input by using
in
conjunction with the correct number key.
1. Press
to input the character on the top row of
the next key pressed.
B i
l
l
2. Press the corresponding keys. (For example, to
enter “9:30,” you would use the keyboard
sequence shown below. If you make a mistake,
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press
hold
to erase a single character. Press and
to erase an entire word.)
2. Press
and press the number key
corresponding to the desired symbol to highlight a
symbol and then insert it.
9:30
Entering Symbols and Preset Messages
Symbols can be entered from the keyboard by using
the
key to access the Symbols page and then
pressing the number key corresponding to an
associated symbol.
To enter symbols:
1. Position the cursor where you want the symbol to
appear within your message.
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Ted’s/files
To enter preset messages:
From a screen where you can enter text, press OPTIONS
(right softkey) > Add Preset Message. (See “Setting Text
Options” on page 33.)
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Returning to Portrait Mode
Phone Basics
When you close the QWERTY keyboard, the display
screen will remain in landscape mode until you open
the other slider keypad.
䢇 The above action converts display screen contents
back to portrait mode.
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The Sprint One Click Main Screen
2B. Navigating the
Main Screen
⽧
Getting to Know Sprint One Click (page 40)
⽧
Personalizing the Carousel (page 42)
⽧
Personalizing the Home Screen (page 45)
Getting to Know Sprint One Click
Sprint One Click brings all your favorite features to your
fingertips. Instead of navigating through the levels of a
traditional phone menu, this design puts the things you
need the most – features like text messaging, Internet
access, and GPS navigation – right up front. Not only
can you access what you need right away, you get to
choose what and where it all goes.
Using the Sprint One Click main screen is easy once
you’ve learned a few basics.
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2B. Navigating the Main Screen
Bubbles
Tiles
Navigation
Key
Left
Softkey
Carousel
Menu/OK
Key
Right
Softkey
The illustration above shows the basic layout of your
phone’s main screen, also known as the standby
screen. The callouts highlight what you’ll need to know
to get started with Sprint One Click.
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䢇
䢇
䢇
Carousel – The carousel is the bottom row of tiles, or
icons, on your main screen. Pressing the navigation
key left or right moves the carousel. The tile in the
center is the selected tile, and it’s menu is displayed.
In the illustration, the Home tile (
) is in the center,
so the Home screen is displayed.
Tiles – The tiles are the individual icons on the
carousel. Each tile displays a specific menu, such as
Messaging, Internet, and Call Log. The carousel can
hold up to 15 tiles, which you can add, remove, and
rearrange to suit your needs. The Home tile (
)
provides access to the phone’s full menu, and it is
the only one that cannot be moved or removed.
Bubbles – Bubbles are at-a-glance information items
that you may see when the Home screen is
displayed, such as in the illustration. Your Home
screen can display up to eight bubbles.
Function Keys – The keys you’ll use to navigate
through the main screen are:
䡲 Navigation key: Press left or right to move the
carousel and select tiles. Selected tiles occupy
the center position. Press the navigation key up or
down to highlight bubbles (Home screen only) or
menu items.
): Press to select highlighted
menu items. From the Home (
) screen,
press
to display the phone’s full menu.
(When in landscape mode, the Enter/OK key
performs these functions.)
䡲 Softkeys: Press the left or right softkey to perform
the action or access the menu indicated by the
text directly above it on the display. In the
illustration, pressing the left softkey displays
Options, and pressing the right softkey displays
Contacts.
䡲 End/Power key (
- not pictured): Press from any
menu or tile to return to the Home (
) screen.
䡲
Menu/OK key (
Take the Tutorial
Your phone has a built-in menu of tutorials to teach
you all you need to know about Sprint One Click.
1. Highlight
Main Screen Navigation
䢇
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Tutorial.
– or –
Select
(Personalize My Phone) > Tutorial.
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2. Highlight a topic and press
to display the
tutorial.
䡲 Topics include: Getting Started, Changing the
Carousel, Adding a Tile, Removing a Tile, Changing
the Home Screen, Adding a Bubble, and Removing a
Bubble.
Tip
To see a full menu of tutorials when viewing another
tutorial, press Index (left softkey).
Personalizing the Carousel
3. To add the tile, press ADD (left softkey) or
press
. (To view a preview, press PREVIEW
[right softkey].)
Note
Tile categories and available tiles are continually
being updated, and there are dozens of tiles to
choose from. The following table shows a sampling
of the default tiles that may be preloaded on your
phone.
Sprint One Click Tiles
Home – View Home screen and bubbles.
to access the phone’s full menu.
Press
Now that you know what the carousel is, it’s time to make
it work for you by adding, removing, or rearranging tiles to
match how you want to use your phone. You have 44 tiles
to choose from.
Messaging – Access Voicemail, Send Message,
Text Message, Picture Mail, and Email. See “3A.
Sprint Service: The Basics” on page 132.
Adding a Tile to the Carousel
My Account – Access links to Account Details
Web page, Hear Minutes, and Hear Balance.
See “Exploring the Web” on page 155.
1. Highlight
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Carousel.
2. Press ADD TILE (left softkey), select a tile category
(All, News & Sports, Communicate & Tools, Web &
Communities, Entertainment & Games, or Money &
Weather), and then highlight a tile.
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Personalize My Phone – Access Change Screen
Saver, Change Ringer, Personalize Home
Screen, Personalize Carousel, and Tutorials. See
“Personalizing Your Phone” on page 47.
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Internet – Access data services, including the
Sprint home page, Favorites, Recent Pages, the
Enter Web Address menu, and Google search.
See “Getting Started With Data Services” on
page 144.
Shortcuts – Add and access up to five shortcuts
from My Stuff, My Album, Bookmark, and Menu
Item. See “Phone Setup Options” on page 59.
Call Log – Access Recent History. See “2D.
History” on page 65.
Text Message – Instantly access the Text
Message menu, including Send Text, Inbox, and
a list of recent messages. See “Composing Text
Messages” on page 135.
Email – Access all your email accounts in one
place. See “Accessing Messaging” on
page 149.
Sprint Navigation – Access Sprint Navigation,
including Drive To, Directory, Maps & Traffic, and
Tools/Extras. See “3D. GPS Navigation” on
page 174.
Sprint One Click Tiles
Music – Access the Music menu, including
My Music, Sprint Music Store, and Search. See
“3C. Entertainment: TV and Music” on page 161.
Favorite Contacts – Select your five most favorite
Contacts. See “2E. Contacts” on page 68.
Sprint TV – Easily access all of your favorite
SprintTV content. See “3C. Entertainment: TV
and Music” on page 161.
Google – Get easy access to all your favorite
Google services such as Google search, online
Maps, Gmail™, and YouTube™. See “Launching
Google via the Carousel” on page 155.
MySpace – Access to your MySpace page. See
“Launching MySpace via the Carousel” on
page 155.
Main Screen Navigation
Sprint One Click Tiles
Facebook – Access your Facebook page and all
your friends. See “Launching Facebook via the
Carousel” on page 156.
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Removing a Tile From the Carousel
Shortcut
1. Highlight
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Carousel.
2. Press the navigation key left or right to select a tile,
and then highlight Remove Tile and press
3. Highlight Yes and press
Shortcut
.
to remove the tile.
From the main screen, highlight a tile and
press OPTIONS (left softkey) > Remove Tile.
Remember that you cannot remove, move, or
replace the Home tile.
From the main screen, highlight a tile, press
OPTIONS (left softkey) > Move Tile, and then
complete step 3.
Replacing Tiles on the Carousel
If your carousel is full or if you just want to swap out
one tile for another, you can replace an existing tile with
another.
1. Highlight
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Carousel.
2. Press the navigation key left or right to select a tile,
Rearranging Tiles on the Carousel
1. Highlight
and then highlight Replace Tile and press
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Carousel.
4. To replace the previous tile, press REPLACE (left
2. Press the navigation key left or right to select a tile,
and then highlight Move Tile and press
.
3. Press the navigation key left or right to select a
location, and then press INSERT (left softkey) or
to place the tile.
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2B. Navigating the Main Screen
.
3. Select a tile category and then highlight a tile.
softkey) or press
Shortcut
to place the tile.
From the main screen, highlight a tile, press
OPTIONS (left softkey) > Replace Tile, and
then complete steps 3 and 4.
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Personalizing the Home Screen
Certain tiles, such as Shortcuts, contain editable
content. You can use the Personalize Carousel menu to
edit these tiles.
1. Highlight
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Carousel.
2. Press the navigation key right or left to select a tile,
scroll down the options list, highlight Edit Tile and
press
.
3. Use your navigation key and function keys to edit
the tile.
Shortcut
From the main screen, highlight a tile, press
Options (left softkey) > Edit Tile, and then
complete step 3.
To see more information from a bubble, press the
navigation key up or down to highlight the bubble and
then press
.
Adding a Bubble to the Home Screen
1. Highlight
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Home Screen.
2. Press ADD (left softkey) and then highlight a bubble
(see table on page 42).
Resetting the Carousel
To reset the carousel to the original default settings:
1. Highlight
Use your Home screen (the screen that is displayed
when the Home
icon is highlighted) to provide ata-glance information and updates through
customizable bubbles. You can add up to eight
bubbles to your Home screen.
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
3. To add the bubble, press ADD (left softkey) or
press
. (To view a preview, press PREVIEW
[right softkey].)
Reset One Click.
2. Highlight Yes and press
.
2B. Navigating the Main Screen
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Main Screen Navigation
Editing Tiles
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4. If prompted, follow the instructions to personalize
your bubble (for example, by selecting an
astrological sign for the Horoscope bubble).
5. When you are finished, press
.
Removing a Bubble From the Home
Screen
1. Highlight
and press OPTIONS (left softkey) >
Personalize Home Screen.
Sprint One Click – Home Screen Bubbles
Date and Time – Provides the current date and
time.
Weather – Check out the current forecast in
your city.
News – Instantly access breaking news and top
stories.
Horoscope – View your daily horoscope.
Finance – Track your favorite stocks.
Sports News – Get breaking sports news.
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2B. Navigating the Main Screen
2. Press the navigation key up or down to highlight a
bubble.
3. Press the navigation key left or right to highlight the
Remove Bubble option and then press
.
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2C. Settings
Settings
Personalizing Your Phone
Your phone can be personalized via the onscreen
carousel.
To change the Screen Saver:
⽧
Personalizing Your Phone (page 47)
⽧
Sound Settings (page 48)
⽧
Display Settings (page 52)
⽧
Location Settings (page 54)
2. Select Preset Images, My Stuff, or My Albums.
⽧
Messaging Settings (page 55)
3. Review images by using your navigation keys to
⽧
Airplane Mode (page 57)
⽧
TTY Use With Sprint Service (page 58)
⽧
Phone Setup Options (page 59)
⽧
Security Settings (page 61)
1. Highlight
press
> Change Screen Saver and
.
scroll through and view available images.
4. Press ASSIGN (left softkey) or press
to assign
a selected image.
To change the Ringer:
1. Highlight
> Change Ringer and press
.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions. See “Sound
Settings” on page 48.
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3. Select a category (for example, Ring Tones,
Sound Settings
Melodies, My Stuff, or My Videos), and then use
your navigation key to scroll through the available
ringers. A sample ringer will sound as you
highlight each option.
Ringer Types
Ringer types help you identify incoming calls and
messages. You can assign ringer types to individual
Contacts entries, types of calls, and types of messages.
䢇 Downloaded Ringers can be downloaded right to your
phone.
䢇 Preprogrammed Ringers include a variety of standard
ringer types and familiar music.
䢇 Vibrating Ringer alerts you to calls or messages
without disturbing others.
Selecting Ringer Types for Voice Calls
Your phone provides a variety of ringer options that allow
you to customize your ring and volume settings. These
options allow you to identify incoming calls by the ring.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Sounds >
Ringer Type > Incoming Calls.
2. Select Contacts Entries or Unknown Numbers. (A list of
ringer type categories will be displayed.)
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4. Press
to assign a ringer.
Getting New Ringers
A wide variety of new ringers is available from the
Sprint Digital Lounge, and you can access them right
from your phone. (Additional charges may apply, but
some are free.)
1. Highlight
and press
> My Stuff > Ringers >
Get New Ringers. (The browser starts and displays
the Ringers menu.)
2. Use your navigation key and keypad to search
through available ringers. When you find one you
want, highlight it and press
.
3. To make a purchase, highlight Buy and press
. (Your phone automatically downloads the
ringer.)
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continue:
䡲 Listen to listen to the ringer.
䡲 Set As to assign the ringer to a call or message
type or to a specific contact.
䡲 Shop to browse for other items to download.
Selecting Ringer Types for Messages
1. Highlight
and press
Ringer Type > Messages.
> Settings > Sounds >
2. Select Voicemail, Text Message, or Picture Mail. (You
will see a list of ringer type categories.)
3. Select a category, and then use your navigation
key to scroll through the available ringers. You will
hear a sample ringer as you highlight each option.
4. Press
Note
Selecting Ringer Types for Scheduled Events
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Sounds >
Ringer Type > Schedule.
2. Select a category, and then use your navigation
key (
) to scroll through the available ringers. A
sample ringer will sound as you highlight each
option.
3. Press
to assign a ringer.
Selecting Ringer Types for Roaming
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Sounds >
Ringer Type > Roam Ringer.
2. Highlight Normal or Distinctive and press
.
to assign a ringer.
You can also assign ringers from the Contacts menu.
See “Selecting a Ringer Type for an Entry” on
page 73.
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Settings
4. When the download is finished, select an option to
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Adjusting the Phone’s Volume Settings
Note
Adjust your phone’s volume settings to suit your needs
and your environment.
3. Use the navigation key to select Use Ringer Volume
1. Highlight
and press
(to use the ringer volume setting).
> Settings > Sounds >
– or –
Volume.
Use the navigation key to select Separate Volume
(to use a volume setting that is different from the
ringer volume setting).
2. Select Ringer, Earpiece, Headset, Speakerphone, or
Advanced....
3. Using the navigation key, choose a volume level
and press
Tip
Repeat these same processes to adjust the
Applications > Volume and Game Vibration settings.
.
You can adjust the ringer volume in standby mode
(or the earpiece volume during a call) by using the
volume button on the left side of your phone.
4. If you select Separate Volume, press VIBRATE
(left softkey) if you wish the phone to vibrate in
addition to ringing at the selected volume setting.
5. Press
to store your new settings.
Adjusting the Advanced Volume Settings
Vibrate
Adjust your phone’s other advanced volume settings to
suit your needs and your environment.
To set your phone to vibrate instead of making any sounds:
1. Highlight
and press
Volume > Advanced....
> Settings > Sounds >
2. Highlight Alarm, Applications, Text Message, Picture
Mail, or Voicemail and press
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.
䊳
Press the volume button down in standby mode
until you see “Vibrate All” on the screen.
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1. Press the volume button up or down in standby
mode until a volume setting appears on the
screen.
2. Press Always Vibrate (left softkey). (If you have
already checked the option, pressing Always Vibrate
(left softkey) again deselects the option.)
Silence All
Alert Notification
Set your phone to alert you with an audible tone when
you change service areas, once a minute during a
voice call, or when a call has been connected.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Sounds >
Alerts.
2. Highlight Minute Beep, Service, Connect, Signal Fade/
Call Drop, Power On, or Power Off and press
3. Highlight On or Off and press
.
.
The Silence All option allows you to mute all sounds
without turning your phone off.
Selecting a Key Tone
To activate Silence All:
Your phone offers a number of options for selecting the
audible tones accompanying a keypress.
䊳
Press and hold the volume button down in standby
mode. (You will see “Silence All.”)
To deactivate Silence All:
䊳
Press the volume button up repeatedly to select a
volume level.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Sounds >
Key Tone.
2. Highlight an option and press
.
䡲
Tone Type to select the sound of a keypress.
䡲
Tone Volume to select a keypress volume level.
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Settings
To set your phone always to vibrate in addition to any ringer
settings:
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䡲
Tone Length to select a key tone length. (Longer
tone lengths may be better for tone recognition
when dialing voicemail or other automated
systems.)
3. Highlight an available option from one of the above
menus and press
䡲
Select how long the display screen and keypad remain
backlit after you press any key.
> Settings > Display >
Backlight.
2. Select a time setting and press
䡲
.
Select Slide open, 30 seconds, 15 seconds, or
8 seconds.
Note
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Long backlight settings reduce the battery’s talk and
standby times.
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1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Display >
2. Select a time setting and press
Changing the Backlight Time Length
and press
Select how long the keypad remains backlit after any
keypress is made.
Keypad Light.
.
Display Settings
1. Highlight
Changing the Keypad Time Length
.
Select Slide open, 30 seconds, 15 seconds, 8 seconds
or Off.
Note
Long keypad settings reduce the battery’s talk and
standby times.
Changing the Display Screen
Choose what you see on the display screen while
powering on or off and when in standby mode.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Display >
Main Screen > Screen Saver.
2. Highlight Get New Screen Savers, Preset Images,
My Stuff, or My Albums and press
.
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to assign it.
(You can use your navigation key to scroll through
and view other available images.)
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Display >
PowerSave Mode.
– or –
To make an online purchase, highlight Buy and
press
. (Your phone automatically downloads
the ringer.) For more information on downloading
images, see “Downloading Games, Ringers and
More” on page 152.)
4. Press ASSIGN (left softkey) to assign an image.
Changing the Brightness
Adjust your screen’s brightness (contrast) to suit your
surroundings.
1. Highlight
Activating the PowerSave Mode
and press
2. Highlight On or Off, and press
.
Changing the Phone’s Menu Style
Choose the layout of your phone’s menu.
1. Highlight
and press
.
2. Press the left softkey to cycle thru the available
menu styles.
List View to display the menu as a list.
䡲 Grid View to view the menu as a grid.
䡲
> Settings > Display >
Brightness.
2. Press your navigation key left or right to adjust the
screen brightness and press
.
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Settings
3. Highlight an image and press
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Changing the Phone’s Menu Orientation
Location Settings
Although the menu is displayed as a series of
onscreen icons, the arrangement of these icons is
dependent on the current viewing mode: portrait or
landscape.
Your phone is equipped with a Location feature for use
in connection with location-based services.
1. If the keypad is the currently active input source,
the menu is displayed in portrait mode.
– or –
Note
To display the menu in landscape mode, rotate the
phone 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
2. Slide the top section of the phone up to open.
When you slide the phone open, the display
rotates from a vertical viewing mode to a horizontal
viewing mode.
Display Language
and press
> Settings > Display >
Language.
2. Highlight English or Español and press
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Turning Location on will allow the network to detect
your position using GPS technology, making some
Sprint applications and services easier to use.
Turning Location off will disable the GPS location
function for all purposes except 911, but will not hide
your general location based on the cell site serving
your call. No application or service may use your
location without your request or permission.
GPS-enhanced 911 is not available in all areas.
To enable your phone’s Location feature:
You can choose to display your phone’s onscreen
menus in English or in Spanish.
1. Highlight
The Location feature allows the network to detect your
position. Turning Location off will hide your location
from everyone except 911.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Location. (The Location disclaimer will be
displayed.)
2. Read the disclaimer and press
.
3. Highlight On or Off and press
.
.
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Messaging Settings
Messaging settings allow you to decide how you would
like to be notified of new messages, create a signature
with each sent message, and create your own preset
messages.
Setting Message Notification
When you receive a message, your phone notifies you
by displaying an icon on your display screen. You can
also choose to be notified with a message notification
on your display screen.
and press
To access the Messaging Settings menu, you can
> Messages >
also highlight
and press
Settings.
Adding a Customized Signature
Your phone’s advanced messaging capabilities let you
send and receive many different kinds of text
messages without placing a voice call. (For more
information, see “Accessing Messaging” on page 149.)
1. Highlight
Tip
Settings
When you turn the Location feature on, the phone
displays the
icon. When you turn Location off, the
phone displays the
icon.
> Settings > Messages
> Notification.
Add a customized signature to each message you
send.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Messages
> Signature.
2. Read the onscreen message, highlight On and
press
. (If you do not wish to attach a
signature, select Off.)
3. Enter a signature and press
. (See “Entering
Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text
in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
Managing Preset Messages
Your phone is loaded with 20 preset messages to help
make sending text messages easier. Customize or
delete these messages, such as “Where are you?,”
“Let’s get lunch,” and “Meet me at” to suit your needs,
or add your own messages to the list.
2. Select Message & Icon or Icon Only.
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To edit or delete a preset message:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Messages
> Pre-set Message. (You will see the list of preset
messages.)
2. Highlight the message and press EDIT (left softkey)
to edit the message (see “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape
Mode” on page 34), and press
.
– or –
Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Delete to delete the
message. (Select Delete All to delete all current
preset messages.)
To add a new preset message:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Messages
> Pre-set Message. (You will see the list of preset
messages. You can store up to 20 messages.)
2. To add a new message, press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Add New.
3. Enter your message (see “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape
Mode” on page 34), and press
. (Your new
message will be added to the beginning of the list.)
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2C. Settings
Other Text Message Settings
These settings allow you to configure the options
associated with a text message sent from your phone.
These options include:
䢇 Callback Number - allows you to set the callback
number for the recipient to view when receiving a
text message.
To activate a callback number:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings >
Messages > Callback Number.
2. Select None, <current number>, or Other.
Voice SMS Options
These settings allow you to configure the settings that
are used when sending SMS Voice messages to
others. These options include:
䢇 Speakerphone - allows you to turn the speakerphone
on or off for recording SMS Voice messages.
䢇 From Name - allows you to enter the name that will be
displayed to the recipient of an SMS Voice message.
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Airplane Mode
To turn speakerphone on or off:
and press
> Settings >
Messages > Voice SMS Option > Speakerphone.
2. Select On or Off.
Tip
To access the VoiceSMS Options menu, you can
also press Menu > Messages > Settings >
VoiceSMS Option.
1. Highlight
To enter the from name:
and press
> Settings > More... >
Airplane Mode.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings >
Messages > Voice SMS Option > From Name.
2. Enter the desired name using either the keypad or
keyboard and press
softkey).
Airplane Mode allows you to use many of your phone’s
features, such as Games, Notepad, and Voice Memos,
when you are in an airplane or in any other area where
making or receiving calls or data is prohibited. When
you set your phone to Airplane Mode, it cannot send or
receive any calls or access online information.
or select DONE (left
2. Read the disclaimer and press
.
3. Highlight On, Off, or On PowerUp and press
.
While in Airplane Mode, your phone’s standby screen
will display “Phone off.”
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Settings
1. Highlight
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TTY Use With Sprint Service
To turn TTY Mode on or off:
1. Highlight
A TTY (teletypewriter, also known as a TDD or Text
Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows
people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have
speech or language disabilities, to communicate by
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 Sprint service, please call
Sprint Customer Service via the state
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by first
dialing
.
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2C. Settings
and press
> Settings > More... >
Accessibility > TTY Options. (An informational
message will be displayed.)
2. Read the informational message and press
Select TTY Full, TTY + Hear, TTY+ Talk, or TTY Off and
press
.
WARNING
911 Emergency Calling
Sprint recommends that TTY users make
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 the
PSAP community are currently working to
resolve this.
.
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In TTY Mode, your phone will display the TTY access
icon.
When enabled, TTY mode may impair the audio
quality of non-TTY devices connected to the headset
jack.
To create a new shortcut:
1. Select
> Add Shortcut and press
.
Settings
Note
2. Select from one of the following categories:
My Stuff, My Album, Bookmark, or Menu Item.
3. Press ASSIGN (left softkey) to make the new
shortcut assignment.
Phone Setup Options
Call Answer Mode
Main Screen
Select how to answer incoming calls on your phone:
whether you want to press
or to press any number
key.
Your phone’s Sprint One Click main screen lets you
customize your phone and provides quick access to the
features and functions you use the most. See
“Personalizing the Carousel” on page 42 and
“Personalizing the Home Screen” on page 45 for details.
1. Select
to access the Shortcuts menu.
1. Highlight
3. Press
.
to return to standby mode.
> Settings > More... >
2. Highlight an option and press
䡲
2. Using the navigation key, select a current shortcut
and press
and press
Call Setup > Call Answer.
䡲
.
Any Key to allow you to answer an incoming call
by pressing any key except
or IGNORE
(right softkey).
Talk Key to require you to press
incoming calls.
to answer all
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䡲
Slide Up to allow you to answer an incoming call
by either sliding the phone open or by pressing
.
Note
You can continue an active conversation with your
party even if the phone is closed (cover slides down).
Press
to end the call.
Auto Answer Mode
and press
> Settings > More... >
Call Setup > Auto Answer.
2. Highlight an option and press
䡲
No to disable Auto-Answer.
䡲
Yes to answer calls automatically when the phone
2C. Settings
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Call Setup > Contacts Match.
2. Select On or Off.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Call Setup > Abbreviated Dial.
2. Select On.
3. Enter the first five- or six-digit prefix in the Abbrev.
.
is connected to a hands-free car kit or a headset
(sold separately). Remember, your phone will
answer calls in Auto-Answer mode even if you
are not present.
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To activate the Contacts Match feature:
To activate the Prepend feature:
Set your phone to automatically pick up incoming calls
when connected to an optional hands-free car kit.
1. Highlight
Setting Abbreviated Dialing
Dial field and then press
䡲
.
To deactivate this feature, select Off during step 2
above.
Tip
To make an Abbreviated Dial call, see “Abbreviated
Dialing” on page 28.
Note
This setting does not apply to 911 or Sprint 411.
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Security Settings
1. Highlight
Accessing the Security Menu
2. Enter your new lock code and press
and press
> Settings > More... >
Restrict and Lock > Lock my Phone.
Settings
.
3. Highlight a lock option (On Power-Up or Lock Now)
All of your phone’s security settings are available
through the Security menu. You must enter your lock
code to view the Security menu.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More...>
Security.
2. Enter your lock code to display the Security menu.
Tip
If you can’t recall your lock code, try using the last
four digits of your wireless phone number. If this
doesn’t work, call Sprint Customer Service at
1-888-211-4727.
Your Phone’s Lock Feature
Locking Your Phone
When your phone is locked, you can only receive
incoming calls or make calls to 911, Sprint Customer
Service, or special numbers. (See “Special Numbers”
on page 62.)
and press
. (To set your phone to lock the
next time it is turned on, select On Power-Up.)
Unlocking Your Phone
1. From standby mode, press UNLOCK (left softkey) to
display the User Lock screen.
2. Enter your lock code.
Changing the Lock Code
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More...>
Security and enter your lock code.
2. Select Change Lock, enter your new lock code and
press NEXT (left softkey).
3. Re-enter your new lock code and press DONE
(left softkey).
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Calling in Lock Mode
3. Highlight a location (1 - 3) for your entry and
You can place calls to 911 and to your special
numbers when in lock mode. (For information on
special numbers, see “Special Numbers” on page 62.)
4. Enter the number and press
䊳
To call an emergency number, special number, or
Sprint Customer Service, enter the phone number
and press
.
Special Numbers
press
Note
.
Erasing Phone Content
Use the Security menu to quickly erase all the content
you have created or stored in your phone.
Special numbers are important numbers that you have
designated as being “always available.” You can call
and receive calls from special numbers even if your
phone is locked.
1. Highlight
You can save up to 10 special numbers in addition to
your Contacts entries (the same number may be in
both directories).
3. Select an option:
To add or replace a special number:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More...>
Security and enter your lock code.
2. Select Special #.
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.
There are no speed dial options associated with
special numbers.
and press
> Settings > More... >
Security and enter your lock code.
2. Select Erase/Reset.
䡲
Erase Web Cookies to erase all web tracking
cookies.
䡲
Erase Web History to erase the history of your
䡲
Erase Web Cache to erase any temporarily
䡲
downloaded web files.
Erase Contacts to erase the contents of your
Contacts list.
recently visited web sites.
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Erase My Stuff to erase all the content you have
downloaded to your phone.
䡲 Erase Pic/Video to erase all pictures and videos
stored on your phone.
䡲 Erase Messages to erase all stored messages.
䡲 Reset Picture Account to reset any previously
configured picture account settings.
䡲 Reset Shortcuts to reset the list of previously
created shortcuts from the carousel.
䡲 Default Settings to reset the phone to its default
settings, but keep any current data on the phone.
䡲 Reset Phone to reset the phone to its factory
settings and erase all data.
4. Select Yes to confirm the deletion.
2. Select Erase/Reset > Reset Picture Account.
3. Read the disclaimer and select Yes.
Settings
䡲
Resetting Your Phone Settings
Resetting the default settings restores all the default
settings to your phone without deleting any data you
have entered, such as entries to your Contacts list. The
Contacts, history, Scheduler, and Messaging are not
affected.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Security and enter your lock code.
2. Select Erase/Reset > Default Settings.
3. Read the disclaimer, highlight Yes, and press
.
4. Select Yes again to confirm.
Resetting Your Picture Account
Resetting your picture account settings clears the
account settings and you will need to register your
picture account again before you can use it.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Security and enter your lock code.
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Resetting Your Phone
Resetting the phone restores all the factory defaults,
including the ringer types and display settings.
WARNING
Resetting your phone deletes all files that you
have previously downloaded.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Security and enter your lock code.
2. Select Erase/Reset > Reset Phone. (You will see a
disclaimer.)
3. Read the disclaimer, press OK (left softkey), and
then select Yes.
4. If you are then sure you want all data erased and
the phone reset to its factory default state, then
select Yes.
Security Features for Data Services
Enabling and Disabling Data Services
You can disable data services without turning off your
phone; however, you will not have access to all data
services, including Web and messaging. Disabling
data services will avoid any charges associated with
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these services. While signed out, you can still place or
receive phone calls, check voicemail, and use other
voice services. You may enable data services again at
any time.
To disable data services:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Data > On/Off. (A message is displayed.)
2. Select NEXT(left softkey) > Disable Vision to confirm
that you want to sign out and deactivate data.
To enable data services:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Data > On/Off. (A message is displayed.)
2. Select Yes to enable data service and connect to
the network.
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1. Highlight
and press
⽧
Viewing History (page 65)
2. Highlight an entry and press
⽧
History Options (page 66)
Shortcut
⽧
Making a Call From History (page 66)
⽧
Saving a Number From History (page 66)
⽧
Erasing History (page 67)
Viewing History
History is a list of the last 240 phone numbers (or
Contacts entries) for calls you placed, accepted, or
missed. History makes redialing a number fast and
easy. It is continually updated as your phone
automatically adds new numbers to the beginning of
the list and removes the oldest entries from the bottom
of the list.
Note
> History.
.
You can also press
from standby mode
to display your recent calls.
You may also be able to access History from your
phone’s main screen carousel. See 2B. Navigating
the Main Screen (page 40) for details.
History
2D. History
Each entry contains the phone number (if it is
available) and Contacts entry name (if the number is in
your Contacts). Duplicate calls (same number and type
of call) may only appear once on the list.
History records only calls that occur while the phone
is turned on. If a call is received while your phone is
turned off, it will not be included in history.
If you return a call from the voicemail menu, it will be
included in your phone’s history.
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History Options
Highlight a History entry from the Recent History screen
and press
to display the date and time of the call,
the phone number (if available), and the caller’s name
(if the number is already in your Contacts).
Making a Call From History
1. Highlight
Tip
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You can also view the next History entry by pressing
the navigation key right or view the previous entry by
pressing the navigation key left.
2D. History
.
Press
from the main screen to also bring up the
Recent History screen where you can then select an
entry.
Note
You cannot make calls from History to entries
identified as Blocked ID, Unknown or Restricted.
and press
> History, highlight
an entry from the Recent History screen.
following options:
䡲 New Group to save the current history entry to a
new group.
䡲 Save to save the number if it is not already in your
Contacts. (See “Saving a Number From History”
on page 66.)
䡲 Contact Details to display the Contact entries’
details.
䡲 Delete to delete the entry.
䡲 Delete All to delete all History entries.
> History.
Tip
1. Highlight
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) to display the
and press
2. Highlight an entry and press
Saving a Number From History
Your phone can store up to 600 contact entries in total,
with each contact entry containing a maximum of
seven phone numbers for a total phone book capacity
of 4200 numbers, and each entry’s name can contain
64 characters.
1. Highlight a new History entry and press OPTIONS
(right softkey) > Save.
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the number or Existing Entry to save the number to
an existing entry.
3. Highlight a label (such as Mobile, Home, Work, Pager,
Fax, or Others) and press
.
4. Use either the keypad or keyboard to type in the
new entry name.
– or –
Highlight an existing Contacts entry and
press
.
5. Make any other selection or entries for this new
Contact.
6. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the new entry to
your Contacts list and exit.
Erasing History
To erase individual History entries, see “History
Options” on page 66.
1. Highlight
and press
> History.
2. Highlight an entry and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Delete.
To delete all History entries, select Delete All.
䡲
3. If you are certain you want to erase the History
History
2. Select New Entry to create a new Contacts entry for
entry, select DELETE (left softkey).
– or –
Press CANCEL (right softkey) to return to the
previous menu.
After you have saved the number, your phone displays
the new Contacts entry. (See “Contacts Entry Options”
on page 69.)
Note
You cannot save phone numbers already in your
Contacts or from calls identified as Blocked ID or
Restricted.
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Adding a New Contacts Entry
2E. Contacts
Your phone can store up to 600 contact entries in total,
with each contact entry containing a maximum of
seven phone numbers for a total phone book capacity
of 4200 numbers, and each entry’s name can contain
64 characters.
⽧
Adding a New Contacts Entry (page 68)
⽧
Saving a Phone Number (page 69)
⽧
Contacts Entry Options (page 69)
1. Highlight
⽧
Editing a Contacts Entry (page 70)
Shortcut
⽧
Adding a Number to a Contacts Entry (page 70)
⽧
Editing a Contacts Entry’s Numbers (page 71)
⽧
Deleting a Contact (page 71)
⽧
Assigning Speed Dial Numbers (page 71)
⽧
Adding a New Group (page 73)
⽧
Selecting a Ringer Type for an Entry (page 73)
⽧
Assigning a Picture to an Entry (page 74)
⽧
Finding Contacts Entries (page 74)
⽧
Secret Contacts Entries (page 75)
⽧
Dialing Sprint Services (page 76)
⽧
Wireless Backup (page 76)
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and press
> Contacts > Add New.
Enter the phone number in standby mode
and press Options (right softkey) > Save.
Proceed with “Saving a Phone Number” on
page 69.
2. Select New Contact to create a new Contacts entry.
3. Enter a name for the new entry and press the
navigation key down. (See “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape
Mode” on page 34.)
4. Enter the phone number for the entry and
press
.
5. Highlight a label for the entry (Mobile, Home, Work,
Pager, Fax, or Others) and press
.
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6. Press DONE (left softkey).
4. Use the keypad to enter the new contact name.
– or –
After saving the number, your phone displays the new
entry. (See “Contacts Entry Options” on page 69.)
Tip
Search for an existing contact name and press
to save the new number.
ICE – In Case of Emergency
To make it easier for emergency personnel to identify
important contacts, you can list your local
emergency contacts under “ICE” in your phone’s
Contacts list. For example, if your mother is your
primary emergency contact, list her as “ICE–Mom” in
your Contacts. To list more than one emergency
contact, use “ICE1–___,” “ICE2–___,” etc.
5. Press DONE (left softkey).
Contacts Entry Options
To display a Contacts entry:
1. Highlight
Saving a Phone Number
and press
2. Highlight an entry and press
Tip
To save a number from standby mode:
1. Enter a phone number and press OPTIONS (right
> Contacts.
.
You can view the next entry by pressing the
navigation key right or view the previous entry by
pressing the navigation key left.
softkey) > Save.
3. Highlight a label and press
.
Contacts
2. Highlight New Entry or Existing Entry and press
.
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To access a Contacts entry’s options:
Highlight an entry and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Edit Contact. Highlight an option and
press
.
<Contact Image> to edit the image associated with the
contact entry.
<Contact Name> to edit the contact entry name.
<Current number> to edit the entry phone number.
(See “Editing a Contacts Entry’s Numbers” on
page 71.)
<Add Number> to add a phone number to the entry.
(See “Adding a Number to a Contacts Entry” on
page 70.)
<E-mail> to add an email address to the entry.
<IM> to add an Instant Messenger address to the
entry.
<URL> to add a Web site’s URL to the entry.
<Memo> to add a note, street address, or other
information.
<Ring> to assign a preprogrammed or downloaded
ringer.
Editing a Contacts Entry
䊳
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
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1. Highlight a Contacts entry (see “Contacts Entry
Options” on page 69) and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Edit Contact.
2. Highlight the information you wish to edit (Name,
Group, Ringer, etc.) and press
.
3. Add or edit the information and press
䡲
Press
and hold
.
to clear one digit at a time, or press
to erase the entire number.
4. Press DONE (left softkey) to save your changes.
Adding a Number to a Contacts
Entry
1. Highlight a Contacts entry. (See “Contacts Entry
Options” on page 69.)
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Edit Contact > [Add
Number].
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3. Enter the new phone number and press
Deleting a Contact
.
4. Highlight a label for the number (Mobile, Home,
Work, Pager, Fax or Others) and press
.
1. Highlight a Contacts entry. (See page 74.)
5. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the new number.
Editing a Contacts Entry’s Numbers
1. Display a Contacts entry (see page 69) and press
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Delete Contact.
3. Press DELETE (left softkey) to confirm the deletion.
Assigning Speed Dial Numbers
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Edit Contact.
Your phone can store up to 98 phone numbers in
speed dial locations. (For details on how to make calls
using speed dial numbers, see “Speed Dialing” on
page 29.)
3. Press
and hold
to clear one digit at a time, or press
to erase the entire number.
4. Re-enter or edit the number and press
5. Highlight a label for the number and press
6. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the number.
.
.
You can assign speed dial numbers when you add a
new Contacts entry, when you add a new phone
number to an existing entry, or when you edit an
existing number.
Contacts
2. Highlight a number and edit the number.
To assign a speed dial number to a new phone number:
1. Add a phone number to a new or to an existing
Contacts entry. (See “Adding a New Contacts
Entry” on page 68 or “Adding a Number to a
Contacts Entry” on page 70.)
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2. Highlight the recently added number and press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Set Speed Dial.
3. Select an available (unassigned) speed dial
location and press ASSIGN (left softkey) or
press
.
To assign a speed dial number to an existing phone
number:
1. Select a Contacts entry (see page 69).
2. Highlight the desired number (from the Contact
Details page) and press OPTIONS (right softkey) >
Finding Speed Dial Numbers
1. Highlight
and press
> Contacts > OPTIONS
(right softkey) > Settings > Speed Numbers.
2. Scroll through speed dial entries. Speed dial
numbers are displayed in numeric order.
– or –
Enter the number of a speed dial location using
your keypad.
Note
Speed Dial location 1 is reserved for voicemail
access.
Set Speed Dial.
3. Select an available speed dial location (or enter a
location using your keypad) and press ASSIGN
(left softkey) or press
.
Note
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If you attempt to assign an already in-use speed dial
location to a new phone number, you will see a
message asking if you wish to replace the existing
speed dial assignment. Press Yes to assign the
location to the new phone number and delete the
previous speed dial assignment.
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3. To display an entry, highlight it and press
.
4. To dial the entry’s default phone number,
press
.
– or –
To display additional Contacts entries, press the
navigation key left or right.
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6. Press SAVE (left softkey) to assign the selected
Adding a New Group
entries to the new group.
1. Highlight
and press
> Contacts.
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > New Group to create
a new Group category.
3. Read the onscreen information and press START
(left softkey).
4. Add multiple entries (two or more) to your new
group by highlighting a name from the list and
pressing
. This action places a check mark
alongside the name.
Note
If several numbers are saved within a single Contacts
entry, you can select from these additional numbers
by using the left or right navigation keys.
5. Press CONTINUE (left softkey) and enter a name for
the new group. (See “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape
Mode” on page 34.)
Selecting a Ringer Type for an Entry
Assign a ringer type to a Contacts entry so you can
identify the caller by the ringer type. (See “Ringer
Types” on page 48.)
1. Display a Contacts entry and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Edit Contact.
2. Highlight the current ring type and press
to
display the Select Ringer menu.
3. Select a ringer type, such as Get New Ringers,
Default Ringer, Download Ringers, Other Ringers, My
Videos, or No Ringer.
4. Scroll through available ringers. (To hear a sample
ringer, highlight a ringer type.)
5. Highlight a ringer and press
.
6. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the new ringer type.
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Contacts
Groups allow you to communicate simultaneously by
sending out a broadcast text message to every
member of a current group.
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Assigning a Picture to an Entry
Assign a picture to display each time a certain contact
calls you.
1. Display a Contacts entry information and press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Edit Contact.
2. Highlight the current image or picture type and
press ADD (right softkey) to display the Photo ID
menu.
3. Select an option, such as Get New Screen Savers,
None, New Picture, My Albums, or Screen Savers.
4. Highlight a picture and press
twice to assign
it.
䡲 If you selected New Picture, the camera will launch
and you will use it to take a new picture. (See “2I.
Camera” on page 104 for details.)
䡲 If you selected My Albums, you may need to select
In Phone, Memory Card, or Online Albums to find the
picture.
5. Press ASSIGN (left softkey) to save the assigned
picture.
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6. Press DONE (left softkey) to complete the process.
Finding Contacts Entries
Finding Contacts by Name
1. Highlight
and press
> Contacts.
– or –
Press CONTACTS (right softkey).
2. Scroll through all the entries.
– or –
Enter the first letter or letters of a name (such as
“dav” for “Dave”). (The more letters you enter, the
more your search narrows.)
3. To display an entry, highlight it and press
.
4. To dial the entry’s default phone number,
press
.
– or –
To display additional Contacts entries, press the
navigation key (
) up or down and press
.
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From standby mode, press CONTACTS (right
softkey) to display the Search feature.
Finding Group Entries
1. Highlight
and press
> Contacts and
scroll through the group
titles. These group entries
are located at the top an
are associated to a
different onscreen icon
than individual Contacts.
2. To display which
Contacts entries belong
to a select group,
highlight the group entry
and press
.
3. To dial an entry’s phone number, select the entry
and press
.
Secret Contacts Entries
Making an entry secret hides its phone number(s). The
name is still displayed, but the phone numbers and
other information are replaced with “(SECRET).”
Adjusting your secret settings:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Contacts > Hide Secret.
2. Enter your user lock code. The entry now reads
Show if all Hidden entries are hid once Set as
Secret.
To make an entry secret:
1. Highlight a Contacts entry and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Set as Secret.
2. Press
to mark the entry as secret.
To make an entry public:
1. Highlight a Contacts entry and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Set as NOT Secret.
2. Press
to now set the entry as public (not
secret).
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Dialing Sprint Services
Wireless Backup
Your Contacts list is preprogrammed with contact
numbers for various Sprint services.
This feature allows you to back up all of your contacts
to the Sprint website and restore them if your phone is
lost, stolen, damaged, or replaced.
To dial a service from your Contacts:
1. Highlight
and press
highlight an entry.
> Contacts and
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Settings > Services
and select an available service, such as Sprint
Wireless Account Information, Sprint Customer Service,
Sprint DIrectory Assistance (Sprint 411), Sprint Operator,
Pay Bill, Voicemail, Community Information, NonEmergency Services, Traffic Information, Carrier Repair
Service, TRS Relay for TTY, or Call Before You Dig.
To dial a service from standby mode using your keypad:
䊳
Dial the appropriate service number:
Account Info. –
䡲 Customer Service –
䡲 Sprint 411 –
䡲 Sprint Operator –
䡲
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Tip
To use the wireless backup service, you are required
to activate the service from your phone.
To subscribe to the wireless backup service, you must
purchase a license to use the service through your
phone’s browser. The license expires after a set period
of time and you must renew it regularly. As part of the
initial subscription process, the service generates a
random wireless backup password. The service sends
the password to your phone as a text message.
Activating and Deactivating Wireless Backup
To activate the wireless backup service:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Wireless Backup > SUBSCRIBE (left softkey). (You are
prompted to confirm your license status.)
2. Press YES (left softkey) and follow the onscreen
instructions to purchase the license.
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3. Please wait while registering the license. (You will
see a confirmation screen once registration is
complete.)
Note
Tip
Once you have completed the registration, you will
receive a text message with your password. This
password is required for the Wireless Backup website
(www.wirelessbackup.sprint.com) in order to edit
your contacts from your computer.
Each time you edit Contacts on your phone, they are
backed up at www.wirelessbackup.sprint.com.
To deactivate the wireless backup service:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Wireless Backup > Unsubscribe. (A message is
displayed.)
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to unsubscribe
Viewing Your Wireless Backup Status
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Wireless Backup > View Status.
Setting the Wireless Backup Alert
This feature turns the pop-up alert on or off when a
wireless backup update has been completed.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Wireless Backup > Alerts.
2. Select Alert me or No alerts.
Tip
To display the wireless backup information, highlight
> Settings > More... > Wireless
and press
Backup > Learn More. When the service is available,
you can also select Troubleshoot to display the
troubleshooting guide.
from the wireless backup service.
You can unsubscribe from the wireless backup
service only through the Sprint website.
Contacts
Note
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Calendar
2F. Calendar and Tools
⽧
Calendar (page 78)
⽧
File Manager (page 85)
⽧
Alarm Clock (page 86)
⽧
Memo Pad (page 87)
⽧
Calculator (page 88)
⽧
Tip Calculator (page 88)
⽧
World Time (page 88)
⽧
Updating Your Phone (page 89)
⽧
Updating the PRL (page 89)
Your Calendar helps you organize your time and
reminds you of important events. With your Samsung
Exclaim™, you can separate calendar entries into either
Personal Calendar or Work Calendar. The Work Calendar
entry and maintenance requires that you first setup
Work email to synchronize with your OWA (Outlook®
Web Access). See “Accessing Messaging” on
page 149.
䡲 During the configuration and set up of Work
email, your Calendar events and Business
Contacts are synchronized with your device.
䡲 Personal Calendar entries are setup and
managed manually.
Adding an Event to the Personal Calendar
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Personal Calendar > Scheduler.
2. Highlight the day to which you would like to add an
event and press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Add New.
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3. Enter the event title and press NEXT (left softkey).
(See “Entering Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or
“Entering Text in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
4. Select a category for the event by highlighting the
category field:
䡲 Select Appointment, Personal, Business, Birthday, or
Vacation.
5. Select an alarm time for the event by highlighting
the alarm field:
䡲 Select No Alarm, On Time, 10min before, 30min before,
or 1 Hr before.
6. Highlight a recurrence cycle for the event:
䡲
Select Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly.
7. Highlight the ringer field and press
䡲
.
Highlight a ringer category and then a ringer and
press
.
8. Select a Start and End time for the event by
highlighting the time field and pressing
Using your keypad or navigation key, set the start
and end times for the event and press
.
䡲 Change the AM/PM entry by pressing AM/PM
(right softkey).
䡲
Press the navigation key up or down to scroll by
week through the Scheduler.
9. Select a single optional contact for the event by
highlighting go to Contacts and pressing
Highlight a contact from the list and press
check the box. Press DONE (left softkey).
䡲
.
to
10. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the event.
Event Alert Menu
When your phone is turned on and you have an event
alarm scheduled, your phone alerts you and displays
the event summary. There are several ways your phone
alerts you to scheduled events:
䢇 By playing the assigned ringer type.
䢇 By illuminating the backlight.
䢇 By flashing the LED (adjacent to the Speaker).
To silence the alarm and reset/edit the schedule,
press
.
.
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Calendar/Tools
Tip
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To view additional options, press the appropriate
softkey:
䢇 DISMISS (right softkey) displays the name of the event.
䢇 SNOOZE (left softkey) silences the alarm and
schedules it to replay again in 10 minutes.
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
2. Highlight the day for which you would like to view
Tip
. (Your phone lists events in
In the calendar view, days with events scheduled are
outlined.
3. To display an event’s details, highlight it and
press
.
Going to the Current Day’s Calendar Menu
䊳
Highlight
and press
Personal Calendar > Today.
> Tools > Calendar >
2. Highlight the day containing the previously created
3. Highlight the event from the Schedule tab listing
> Tools > Calendar >
2F. Calendar and Tools
.
4. Press EDIT (left softkey). Follow the onscreen
procedures to alter any of the previously
configured fields. See “Adding an Event to the
Personal Calendar” on page 78.
5. Press DONE (left softkey) to store any updates.
Erasing a Day’s Events
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Personal Calendar > Scheduler.
2. Highlight the day for which you would like to erase
events and press
Tip
80
and press
Personal Calendar > Scheduler.
and press
Personal Calendar > Scheduler.
events and press
chronological order.)
1. Highlight
event and press
. (Days containing an event
are indicated within a red box.)
Viewing Events
1. Highlight
Editing an Event
.
In the scheduler view, days with events scheduled
are outlined.
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3. Press OPTIONS > Delete All.
Note
1. Highlight
If the day for which you are erasing events contains a
repeating event, you will receive the following
prompt: “This is a recurring event <event name>.”
Select Erase this to erase a single occurrence, Erase
all to erase all occurrences of the event, or Cancel to
cancel the deletion of the repeating event.
and press
2. Select Yes to erase all events or No to return to the
calendar view and press
.
Managing the Task List
This option allows you to manage daily tasks that
include dates, times, and priority levels.
Erasing a Single Event
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Personal Calendar > Scheduler > Options > Delete All.
> Tools > Calendar >
Personal Calendar > Scheduler.
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Personal Calendar > Task List.
2. Select the day for which you would like to erase
the single event and press
Tip
.
In the scheduler view, days with events scheduled
are outlined in red.
Note
If there are no tasks saved, the New Task screen is
automatically displayed.
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Add New.
– or –
3. Highlight the event from the Schedule tab list and
press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Delete.
Press ADD NEW (left softkey).
4. Select Yes or No.
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Calendar/Tools
Erasing All Events
4. Select Yes or No.
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3. Enter the task name using either the keypad or
keyboard and press NEXT (left softkey).
4. Select a priority level by highlighting the Priority
field.
䡲 Press the navigation key left or right to select Low
or High.
5. Select a due time by highlighting the Due Time field.
Using your keypad and/or navigation key, set the
alarm time.
䡲 Change the AM/PM entry by pressing AM/PM
(right softkey).
Creating a Countdown
This option allows you to enter a timer that counts
down to an event based on a date and time specified.
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Personal Calendar > Countdown.
Note
If there are no countdowns saved, the New
Countdown screen is automatically displayed.
䡲
6. Select a due date by highlighting the Due Date field.
䡲
Using your keypad and/or navigation key, set the
date.
7. Press DONE (left softkey) to save and exit.
2. Press ADD NEW (left softkey).
3. Enter the countdown name using either the
keypad or keyboard and press NEXT (left softkey).
4. Select a time by highlighting the Time field.
Using your keypad and/or navigation key, enter
the time of the countdown.
䡲 Change the AM/PM entry by pressing AM/PM
(right softkey).
䡲
5. Select a date by highlighting the Date field.
䡲
Using the keypad, enter the date of the
countdown.
6. Press DONE (left softkey) to save and exit.
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1. Highlight
The Work Calendar entries
are maintained automatically
by synchronizing with your
currently configured Outlook®
work email account
information. As you change
and update your events via
your Outlook application,
those changes are then
automatically updated within
your device’s Work Calendar
page.
Highlight
and press
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Work Calendar.
2. Press the left or right navigation keys (adjacent to
the date description) to select the day you wish to
view.
– or –
Press Menu (right softkey), highlighting an option
and pressing
:
䡲 Select Next Day, Previous Day, or Monthly View and
press
.
Use of this feature requires that you first setup Work
email to synchronize with your OWA (Outlook® Web
Access). See “Accessing Messaging” on page 149.
䡲 During the configuration and setup of Work email,
your Calendar events and Business Contacts are
synchronized with your device.
䊳
Selecting a Date from the Work Calendar
Adding an Event to the Work Calendar
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Work Calendar.
2. Press the left or right navigation keys to select the
day to which you would like to add an event and
press New Event (left softkey).
> Tools > Calendar >
Work Calendar.
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3. Select an optional contact for the event by
highlighting the To field, pressing
.
䡲 Scroll through the available Outlook contacts to
find those you wish to add.
䡲 Once you have found the Contact, press
.
䡲 Repeat this process for all Contacts you wish to
enter.
䡲 Press Done (right softkey) to end your selection
process and return to the previous screen.
4. Enter the event Title, and Location then press Next
(left softkey). (See “Entering Text in Portrait Mode”
on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape Mode”
on page 34.)
5. Select a Start and End time for the event by
highlighting the time field and pressing
.
䡲 Using your keypad or navigation key, set the start
and end times for the event and press
.
䡲 Change the time and am/pm entries by pressing
and using the Navigation keys up or down.
6. Select a alarm time for the event by highlighting
the Reminder field and pressing
.:
Select On Time, 30min before, 1 hour before, 1 day
before, or No Alarm and press
.
䡲 Press Next (left softkey).
䡲
7. Highlight a recurrence cycle for the event:
䡲
Select Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly.
8. Press Save (left softkey) to save the new event and
notify your recipients.
Editing a Work Calendar Event
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Calendar >
Work Calendar.
2. Select the day containing the previously created
event.
3. Highlight the event from the listing and press
4. Press Menu (right softkey) > Edit Appointment.
5. If displayed, read the onscreen warning about
modification to this single event, highlight OK and
press
.
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“Adding an Event to the Work Calendar” on
page 83.
7. Press Save (left softkey) to store any updates.
File Manager
File Manager allows you to manage files such as
pictures, videos, music, and applications stored in your
phone or on the microSD card. (See “Connecting Your
Phone to Your Computer” on page 102.)
Accessing File Manager
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Mass
Storage > File Manager.
2. Highlight an option and press
.
䡲
Phone to access files stored in your phone’s
䡲
Memory Card to access files stored on the microSD
memory.
card.
Opening Files in File Manager
Calendar/Tools
6. Alter any of the previously configured fields. See
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Mass
Storage > File Manager > Phone or Memory Card.
2. Highlight a folder and press
.
3. Highlight an item and press
.
File Manager Options
When viewing files or folders in File Manager, highlight
a file and press OPTIONS (right softkey) to display
available options. Highlight an option and press
to select it.
䢇 Send to send the currently selected file via either
Email or Bluetooth.
䢇 Delete to delete a file or folder from File Manager.
䢇 Rename to change the name of a selected file.
䢇 Create Folder to create a new subfolder within the
current location. (See “Creating Folders in the
microSD Card” on page 101.)
䢇 Sort to sort folder contents by Name, Date, or Type.
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Copy to copy a file from the current folder to another
folder location such as Phone (or Memory Card),
Card Album, File Storage, or Media.
Move to move a file from the current folder to another
folder location such as Phone (or Memory Card),
Card Album, File Storage, or Media.
Find to search for a file within the current folder
location.
䢇
䢇
䢇
Your phone comes with a built-in alarm clock that has
multiple alarm capabilities.
and press
> Tools > Alarm.
2. Select Alarm #1, Alarm #2, or Alarm #3.
3. Turn the alarm on or off by highlighting the Alarm
activation field and pressing the navigation key left
or right.
4. Select a time for the alarm by highlighting the Time
field.
Using your keypad and/or navigation key, set the
alarm time.
䡲
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Change the AM/PM entry by pressing AM/PM
(right softkey).
5. Select a ringer type for the alarm by highlighting
the ringer field and pressing
.
Highlight and available ringer category and press
. Choose from either: Get New Ringers, Ring
Tones, Melodies, or My Stuff.
䡲
6. Select a repeating status for the alarm by
highlighting the repeat field and pressing your
navigation key left or right.
䡲 Choose either: Daily, Once, Mon to Fri, or Sat & Sun.
Alarm Clock
1. Highlight
䡲
7. Select a snooze interval for the alarm by
highlighting the snooze interval field and pressing
your navigation key left or right.
䡲 Choose either: Off, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes,
or 20 minutes.
8. Press DONE (left softkey) to save and exit.
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Memo Pad
1. Highlight
and press
Your phone comes with a notepad that you can use to
compose and store reminders and notes to help keep
you organized.
2. Highlight a note and press
To compose a note:
4. Press
1. Highlight
Note
and press
> Tools > Memo Pad.
If there are no memos saved, (None) appears on the
screen.
2. Press ADD NEW (left softkey).
3. Type your note using either the keypad or
keyboard and press
or DONE (left softkey).
(See “Entering Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or
“Entering Text in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
To read a saved note:
1. Highlight
and press
2. Highlight a note and press
> Tools > Memo Pad.
.
3. Press EDIT (left softkey).
hold
to erase a single character. Press and
to erase an entire word.
5. Type your note using either the keypad or
keyboard and press
or DONE (left softkey).
(See “Entering Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or
“Entering Text in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
To delete all saved notes:
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Memo Pad.
2. Highlight a note and press OPTIONS (right softkey)
> Delete All. (An alert will be displayed notifying you
that you are about to erase all memos.)
> Tools > Memo Pad.
3. Select Yes or No.
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To edit a note:
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Tip Calculator
To delete an individual saved note:
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Memo Pad.
2. Select a note and press OPTIONS (right softkey) >
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Tip
Calculator.
Delete.
2. Use your keypad/keyboard and navigation key to
3. Select Yes or No.
enter the bill amount and tip percentage. (The
application instantly calculates the correct tip.)
Calculator
3. If you’re splitting the check, highlight # paying and
Your phone comes with a built-in calculator.
1. Highlight
and press
enter the number of people in your party. (The
application calculates and displays an equal split.)
> Tools > Calculator.
2. Enter numbers using your keypad.
Press
to enter decimal points.
䡲 Press
to change the sign from positive to
negative.
䡲 Press CLEAR (right softkey) to clear all numbers.
World Time
䡲
3. Press
for the total.
To view the time in over 50 different locations:
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > World Time.
2. Press the navigation key left or right to scroll
through different cities and time zones.
3. Press SET DST (left softkey) to turn daylight saving
time on or off.
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Updating Your Phone
Updating the PRL
The update phone option allows you to download and
update the software in your phone automatically. Only
the internal software is updated; no Contacts entries or
other information saved to your phone will be deleted.
This option allows you to download and update the
PRL (preferred roaming list) automatically.
To download software updates to your phone:
1. Highlight
and press
Phone > Update Firmware.
1. Highlight
and press
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> Tools > Update
Phone > Update PRL.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions.
> Tools > Update
2. Follow the onscreen instructions. (Your phone
automatically downloads and installs any available
updates. You may be required to power your
phone off and back on to complete the software
upgrade.)
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2G. Voice Services
want to use. To complete your task, simply follow the
voice prompts.
Available ASR commands include:
Call <Name or #> to call an entry in your Contacts
list or a spoken phone number. (See “Making a
Voice Call With ASR” on page 91.)
䢇 Send Text <Name or #> to launch text messaging on
your phone and specify a recipient for a new
message. (See “Send a Text Message” on page 94.)
䢇 Send Picture <Name or #> to launch picture
messaging on your phone and specify a recipient for
a new picture mail message. (See “Send a Picture
Mail Message” on page 94.)
䢇 Send Voice SMS <Name or #> to launch SMS
messaging on your phone and specify a recipient for
a new SMS message. (See “Recording Voice
Memos” on page 96.)
䢇 Lookup <Name> to lookup a Contacts entry name
from your current list of available contacts. (See
“Look Up a Contacts Entry” on page 96.)
䢇 Go To <menu> to jump directly to menu items or
applications. (See “Opening Menus With ASR” on
page 91.)
䢇
⽧
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) (page 90)
⽧
Managing Voice Memos (page 96)
Automatic Speech Recognition
(ASR)
You can use your phone’s built-in automatic speech
recognition (ASR) software to dial a phone number in
your Contacts or to launch phone functions. All you
have to do is to talk into the phone, and ASR will
recognize your voice and complete tasks by itself.
Activating ASR
䊳
Press and hold
or
.
The screen displays “Say a command” and the phone
prompts you to say the name of the command you
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Check <item> to check your phone’s status. (See
“Checking Phone Status Using ASR” on page 92.)
Tip
Use ASR in a quiet environment so it can accurately
recognize your commands.
4. If you hear “Say the name or number,” say a name
When you display a Command menu, say “More
options” to display additional commands.
5. If you hear “Which location?,” say a number type
During ASR operation, press Help (left softkey) to get
instructions using the software.
Tip
You can skip steps 3 and 4 by saying a name and
location after “Call” without pausing (for example,
“Call John Jones mobile”).
Note
If ASR does not recognize the name or number, it will
find the most likely matches and display a list of up
to three names or numbers. You will hear “Did you
say…” followed by the name or number. You can
confirm by saying “Yes.” Say “No” to change the
selection.
Tips for Using Voice Dial
䢇
䢇
Again?” and then return you to the previous
screen.
Voice Dial works best in quieter environments.
When saying a name, speak at a normal speed and
say the name clearly. There is no need to pause
between the first name and last name.
Making a Voice Call With ASR
1. Press and hold
or
.
2. If you hear “Say a command,” say “Call.”
3. If the location is not recognized or the name does
not have a number stored in Contacts, your phone
will play the message “No match found, Try
or a phone number.
(for example, “Mobile”).
Voice Services
䢇
Opening Menus With ASR
You can jump directly to many menu items or
applications by saying “Go to” followed by a menu
option.
1. Press and hold
or
.
2. If you hear “Say a command,” say “Go To.”
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3. If you hear “Which shortcut?,” say an application
name (for example, “Messages”).
4. The phone opens the selected menu.
Tip
Say “More options” to display additional commands.
Checking Phone Status Using ASR
You can use ASR to obtain information about your
phone:
䢇 Status (all of the previous except My Phone Number)
Time
Signal Strength
Network
Battery
My Phone Number
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
䢇
1. Press and hold
Adapting Digit Dialing
Digit Dialing is speaker independent, which means that
no training or adaptation is required. Some users with
heavy accents or unusual voice characteristics may
find difficulty in achieving high accuracy with speakerindependent Digit Dialing, so the Adapt Digits feature
allows users to dramatically improve the digit accuracy
through adaptation. Users who get acceptable digit
recognition accuracy will find no additional benefit to
performing the Adapt Digit adaptation.
After you adapt Digit Dial, your phone will be
customized to your voice. Other people will not be able
to use Digit Dial on your phone unless they reset the
phone to factory defaults.
Note
or
.
ONLY adapt Digit Dial if the system is frequently
misrecognizing your speech. You can always restore
the system to its original factory setting.
2. If you hear “Say a command,” say “Check.”
3. If you hear “Which status item?,” say a command.
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Adaptation involves recording several digit sequences
to teach the system your voice. The adaptation process
takes about three minutes.
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Tips for Adapting Digit Dial
䢇
䢇
䢇
Adapt digits in a quiet place.
Make sure you wait for the beep before starting to
speak.
Speak clearly, but say each digit sequence naturally.
If you make a mistake while recording a sequence of
digits, or if there is an unexpected noise that spoils
the recording, you can say or select “No” when the
prompt asks, “Did the recording sound OK?” You will
then be prompted to rerecord the sequence.
.
Adapt Voice.
3. Press START (left softkey), wait for the beep, and
then repeat the words, commands, and digits
using a normal tone of voice.
䡲 If the recording is not acceptable, the device will
ask you to repeat the last phrase.
reach a screen that reads, “Adapting.”
5. Press
To change ASR confirmation:
or
.
2. Press SETTINGS (right softkey) > Confirmation and
select an option.
Automatic to ask for confirmation only when the
system is not sure what you said.
䡲 Always Confirm to always ask for confirmation.
䡲 Never Confirm to never ask for confirmation.
䡲
3. Press
or
2. Press SETTINGS (right softkey) > Adaptation >
4. When you are finished with a full session, you will
ASR Options
1. Press and hold
1. Press and hold
Voice Services
䢇
To adapt the system to your voice:
Note
to complete the process.
It is recommended that you perform the complete
adaptation of Digit Dial at least once to achieve the
maximum benefit of this feature. If a partial
adaptation is performed, you should repeat the
process from the beginning.
to complete the process.
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2. Say “Send Text” followed immediately by the name
To reset the adaptation:
1. Press and hold
or
.
2. Press SETTINGS (right softkey) > Adaptation >
Mobile1.”
Reset Voice > Yes (left softkey).
Note
Reset Voice is available only after the phone has
undergone an adaptation session.
To change the ASR mode:
1. Press and hold
or
.
2. Press SETTINGS (right softkey) > Audio Modes and
select an option.
Expert Mode to sound a beep only.
䡲 Prompt Mode to prompt for required information.
䡲
Use automatic speech recognition to launch text
messaging on your phone and specify a recipient for
the message.
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If you do not specify the number type and there are
multiple numbers for the name, your phone chooses
the mobile number by default.
If you say “Send Text” without specifying a recipient, your
phone prompts you with “Say the name or number.”
Say the name of a person in your Contacts list and,
optionally, the type of number.
3. Use either the keypad or keyboard to enter text and
press CONTINUE (left softkey).
4. Press SEND (left softkey) to complete the process.
Send a Text Message
1. Press and hold
of a person in your Contacts list and, optionally, the
type of number (Mobile1, Home1, etc.) you want to
send it to. For example, say “Send Text John Smith
.
Send a Picture Mail Message
Use a single voice command to launch a new Picture
Mail message where the phone begins the address
process and then locates a picture for attachment.
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1. Press and hold
or
.
2. Say “Send Picture” followed immediately by the
name of a person in your Contacts list and,
optionally, the type of number (Mobile1, Home1, etc.)
you want to send it to. For example, say “Send
Picture John Smith Mobile1.”
3. Use the navigation key to select a Picture Mail
image location:
䡲 Choose from either: In Phone, Memory Card, Online
Albums, Take New Picture, Take New Video, or Text Only
and press
.
4. Highlight a picture you wish to send and press
. (The check box on the upper left corner will
be marked. You can select multiple pictures.)
7. To include a text message, scroll to the Text field
and press
. Enter your message using either
your keypad or keyboard (or press Options [right
softkey] to select from Preset Msg or Recent Msg)
and press
. (See “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape
Mode” on page 34.)
8. To include an audio message with the picture,
highlight the box next to Audio and press
.
Press RECORD (left softkey) or press
to start
recording. (Maximum recording time is 10
seconds.)
䡲 Press DONE (left softkey) to end the recording and
return to the Picture Mail message.
䡲
9. Press SEND (left softkey). For more information, see
“Sending Sprint Picture Mail” on page 114.
5. Press NEXT (left softkey).
6. To include a subject, scroll to Subject and press
. Enter your subject using either the keypad or
keyboard and press NEXT (left softkey) to save and
exit.
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To send a Picture Mail message using ASR:
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Managing Voice Memos
Look Up a Contacts Entry
Look up and display contact information for any person
stored in your Contacts list by saying “Contacts”
followed by the name.
1. Press and hold
or
.
2. Say “Lookup John Smith.” The entry information for
the specified contact is then displayed.
Use your phone’s Voice Services to record brief
memos to remind you of important events, phone
numbers, or grocery list items.
Recording Voice Memos
To record a voice memo from the main menu:
If you say only “Lookup” your phone prompts you with
“Say the name.”
1. Highlight
Launch an Application
2. Begin recording after the prompt.
Open an application or access a menu by saying “Go
To” followed by the name of the application or menu.
To see a list of possible choices:
1. Press and hold
or
displayed and you are prompted with “which
shortcut?” You can say the name of a destination,
or say “More Options” to view the next screen.
2G. Voice Services
> Tools > Voice Memo
To end the recording of your memo:
䊳
Press
or FINISH (right softkey).
To record a conversation during a phone call:
.
2. Say “Go To” by itself. A list of valid choices is
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and press
> Record.
䊳
During a call, press OPTIONS (right softkey) >
Voice Memo. (A one-minute counter [
] is
displayed on the screen indicating the amount of
time a single voice memo can be recorded.)
Note
Only incoming audio is recorded when Voice Memo
is selected during a call.
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To end the recording of your conversation:
䊳
Note
To pause the recording, press PAUSE (let softkey).
To resume the recording, press RESUME (left
softkey).
Deleting Voice Memos
– or –
To finish recording, press FINISH (right softkey).
Note
Voice Memos recorded from a direct phone
conversation are shown in the list with the phone
number used during the recording process and an
adjacent phone icon.
A total of 10 one-minute memos can be recorded
and saved.
To delete an individual memo:
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Voice Memo
Playing Voice Memos
1. Highlight
and press
Voice Services
> Review.
2. Highlight the desired memo to erase and press
> Tools > Voice
Memo.
3. Select Yes.
2. Highlight Review and press
. (The phone
displays a list of saved memos, with the first one
selected.)
3. Highlight the desired memo and press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Delete.
.
– or –
Press the number corresponding to the memo you
want to review.
To delete all voice memos:
1. Select
and press
> Tools > Voice Memo >
Review > Options > Delete All.
2. Select Yes.
Note
The Delete All option only appears when there are
two or more voice memos stored on the phone.
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Editing a Voice Memo Caption
By default, the caption assigned to a voice memo is a
sequential file name which consists of the date
(Month_Day) followed by the memo number. For
example, two memos recorded on February 2, 2009,
would be listed as: Feb_02x1 and Feb_02x2. These file
names (captions) can be changed.
Note:
In the case of a Voice Memo recorded from a direct
phone conversation, the filename consists of the
phone number used during the recording process.
To edit a voice memo caption:
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Voice
Memo.
2. Highlight Review and press
. (The phone
displays a list of saved memos, with the first one
selected.)
3. Highlight the desired memo to erase and press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Edit Caption.
4. Press
to delete the previous text and then
use either the keypad or keyboard to enter a new
caption for the selected memo.
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5. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the memo with the
new caption text.
Viewing the Information for a Voice Memo
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Voice
Memo.
2. Highlight Review and press
.
3. Highlight the desired memo and press OPTIONS
(right softkey) > Info.
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Removing the microSD Card
2H. microSD Card
1. Locate the microSD card slot on the right side of
the phone.
2. Flip open the microSD card slot cover.
⽧
Your Phone’s microSD Card and Adapter (page 99)
⽧
microSD Card Settings (page 100)
⽧
microSD Folders (page 101)
⽧
Connecting Your Phone to Your Computer (page 102)
3. With the gold contact pins facing downward,
carefully insert the microSD card into the opening
and firmly push it in until you hear a click
indicating the card is securely installed.
Your Phone’s microSD Card and
Adapter
The microSD Card
Note
microSD Card
Your phone is equipped with a 512 MB microSDTM
(Secure Digital) memory card to expand the phone’s
available memory space. It allows you to store images,
videos, music, and voice data in your phone.
Memory cards with over 32GB of storage capacity
have not been tested on this device.
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Note
Be sure to use only recommended microSD cards
(up to 32GB). Using non-recommended microSD
cards could cause data loss and damage your
phone.
Note
DO NOT remove a microSD card while files are being
accessed or transferred. Doing so will result in loss or
damage of data.
Make sure your battery is fully charged before using
the microSD card. Your data may become damaged
or unusable if the battery runs out while using the
microSD card.
Replacing the microSD Card
1. Repeat steps 1 - 2 from “Removing the microSD
Card” on page 99.
2. Firmly press the card into the slot and release it.
microSD Card Settings
The card should pop partially out of the slot.
3. Remove the card from the slot.
4. Replace the microSD card cover and cover the
open slot.
Note
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You can easily damage the microSD card and its
adapter by improper operation. Please be careful
when inserting, removing, or handling them.
2H. microSD Card
Viewing Memory in the microSD Card
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Tools > Mass
Storage > Memory Info. > Card. (The used and
available memory space will be displayed.)
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microSD Folders
Formatting a microSD card permanently removes all
files stored on the card.
1. With the microSD card inserted, highlight
press
Card.
and
> Tools > Mass Storage > Format Memory
2. Enter your lock code and press
. (A warning
will be displayed.)
3. Press FORMAT (left softkey) to remove all the files
from your microSD card.
Note
The formatting procedure erases all the data on the
microSD card, after which the files CANNOT be
retrieved. To prevent the loss of important data,
please check the contents before you format the
card.
Displaying Your microSD Folders
All the files stored in your microSD are accessible
through your microSD card folders.
1. With the microSD card inserted, highlight
and
press
> Tools > Mass Storage > File Manager >
Memory Card.
2. Highlight a folder and press
.
3. To view or play a file, select it or the appropriate
softkey.
Note
For information on file and folder options available
through File Manager, see “File Manager” on
page 85.
Creating Folders in the microSD Card
The following steps allow your phone to create folders
for storing files in your microSD card using only the File
Manager.
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microSD Card
Formatting the microSD Card
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1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Mass
Storage > File Manager > Memory Card.
2. Select Options > Create Folder.
3. Enter a name for the new folder. (See “Entering
Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text
in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
4. Press DONE (left softkey) to save the new folder
onto the card.
Connecting Your Phone to Your
Computer
Before using your phone’s mass storage capabilities,
you need to prepare your phone’s data services to
synchronize with your desktop or laptop computer.
Once the phone is connected to the computer, you can
transfer your data to or from the microSD card.
Note
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No driver is needed for Windows 98 or XP. Other
operating systems may require a USB driver that can
be downloaded from www.samsungwireless.com/
usbdownload.
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1. With the phone turned on, plug one end of a
compatible USB cable into the phone's
Charger/Accessories Jack.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to your
computer and turn the phone on.
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3. With the microSD card inserted, highlight
and
press
> Tools > Mass Storage > Connect to PC.
(Wait for the connection to be completed. When
connected, the host computer will automatically
detect your phone.)
Note
䢇
During this connection via the USB port, you will be
unable to use your phone to make or receive calls.
To remove the connection:
䊳
䢇
When you have finished transferring data, click the
USB device icon on your computer’s taskbar, and
follow the onscreen instructions to safely unplug
the USB cable.
䢇
䢇
– or –
Press DISCONNECT (right softkey) > DISCONNECT
(left softkey).
䢇
To avoid loss of data, DO NOT remove the USB
cable, the microSD card, or the battery while files are
being accessed or transferred.
DO NOT use your computer to change or edit folder
or file names on the microSD card, and do not
attempt to transfer large amounts of data from the
computer to the microSD card. Doing so may cause
the microSD card to fail.
DO NOT turn off or restart your computer, or put it
into standby mode, while using a mass storage
device. Doing so will result in loss or damage of data.
While you are connected to the computer, your
phone’s screen will display “Phone Off.” You cannot
make or receive calls.
If you connect a mass storage device to a peripheral
device, your device may not work properly.
䢇
microSD Card
Important Connection Information
No driver installation is required for Windows 2000/
ME/XP/Vista users. If you use Windows 98/98SE, you
have to download and install the USB Mass Storage
Driver from the Sprint website at www.sprint.com.
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Taking Pictures
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⽧
Taking Pictures (page 104)
⽧
Recording Videos (page 110)
⽧
Storing Pictures and Videos (page 112)
⽧
Sending Sprint Picture Mail (page 114)
⽧
Managing Sprint Picture Mail (page 116)
⽧
Printing Pictures Using PictBridge (page 121)
⽧
Order Prints (page 122)
⽧
Settings and Info (page 123)
Taking pictures with your phone’s built-in camera is as
simple as choosing a subject, pointing the lens, and
pressing a button.
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > Camera to
activate camera mode. (Additional camera options
are available through the camera mode Options
menu. See “Camera Mode Options” on page 107
for more information.)
Shortcut
To activate camera mode, you can also press
and hold the side camera button. (See
illustration on page 8.)
2. Using the phone’s main display screen as a
viewfinder, aim the camera lens at your subject.
3. Press Capture (left softkey) or
until the shutter
sounds. (The picture will automatically be saved in
your selected storage area.)
䡲 To return to camera mode to take another picture,
press
.
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0
Function
Image Saved
01
Display
Image
Capture
Capture
Options
Camera
Options
4. Once you’ve taken your picture, press Options (right
softkey) for more options:
䡲 Send Pic/Video to send the picture to up to 10
contacts at one time. (See page 114 for details.)
䡲 Camera Mode to return to the camera to take
additional pictures.
Upload to upload the picture you just took to the
Sprint Picture Mail Web site (www.sprint.com/
picturemail). Depending on your settings, you may
be prompted to accept a data connection.
䡲 Assign to assign the picture as a Picture ID or
Screen Saver.
䡲 Erase to delete the picture you just took.
䡲 Order Prints to upload your image to a third party
service that will then provide hard copy prints.
䡲 Post to Service to upload your image to a third party
online service.
䡲 Review Album to go to the My Albums folder where
you can review your saved pictures.
䡲
Camera
Zoom
Assigning Pictures
After taking a picture, assign it as a screen saver or as
a picture ID for a contact.
1. Take a picture. (See steps 1–3 on page 104.)
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2. With the picture displayed, press Options (right
softkey) > Assign, and select an option.
䡲 Picture ID to assign the picture to a Contacts entry.
Highlight an entry and press ASSIGN (left softkey)
to assign the picture.
䡲 Screen Saver to assign the picture as a screen
saver. Press
to assign the picture.
Tip
You can also assign pictures from the My Albums
menu. See “In Phone Folder and microSD Card
Options” on page 113.
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > My Albums
> Online Albums. (You will be prompted to register
your Sprint Picture Mail account.)
Note
If your Sprint service plan does not include Sprint
Picture Mail, you will first be prompted to subscribe to
the service for an additional monthly charge.
2. If you are asked to connect, follow the onscreen
procedures to Connect, turn data On and press
. (Follow any registration prompts and
complete your connection.)
Registering Your Sprint Picture Mail
Account
3. Enter a password for your Picture Mail account and
The first time you use any of the picture management
options involving the Sprint Picture Mail Web site, you
will be prompted to register your Sprint Picture Mail
account and establish a password through your phone.
This password will also allow you to sign in to the
Sprint Picture Mail Web site at www.sprint.com/picturemail
to access and manage your uploaded pictures and
albums.
4. Please wait while the system creates your account.
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press
. (You will be prompted to confirm your
password.)
Tip
Write down your Sprint Picture Mail password and
keep it in a secure place.
Once you have received confirmation that your account
has been successfully registered, you may upload and
share pictures and access the Sprint Picture Mail Web
site.
Camera Mode Options
When the phone is in camera mode, press OPTIONS
(right softkey) to display additional camera options:
䢇 Selftimer to activate the camera’s timer. (See “Setting
the Selftimer” on page 107 for details.)
䢇 Multi Shot to select an option from the following:
䡲 Series Shot to take multiple shots. (See “Taking
Multiple Shots” on page 108.)
䡲 Divided Shot to take up to 16 images (4, 9, or 16)
that are then combined into a single picture.
䢇 Fun Tools.. to select an option from the following:
䡲 Fun Frames to select your favorite fun picture frame
to decorate your picture.
(The default setting is None.)
䡲 Color Tones to select a wide variety of color tones
for the picture. (The default setting is None.)
䢇 Controls.. to select an option from Brightness, White
Balance, Night Shot, or Metering.
䡲 Brightness to adjust the image brightness level.
Press the navigation key up (increase) or down
(decrease) to select a setting.
(The default setting is 0.)
䡲
White Balance to adjust white balance based on
changing conditions (Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, or Manual). (The default setting is Auto.)
Night Shot to activate low light image capture.
Enabling this feature allows you to take better
quality photos in low light conditions.
䡲 Metering to allow the phone to sample the area
being photographed and then determine the best
light levels. Choose from either Spot (a specific
area of the image) or Average (the entire image is
sampled and then an average reading is used).
Settings.. to select Resolution, Quality, Shutter Sound,
Status Bar or Storage. (See page 109 for details.)
Launch to review pictures or launch the camcorder.
䡲
䢇
䢇
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Setting the Selftimer
1. From camera mode, press OPTIONS (right softkey)
> Selftimer.
2. Highlight the length of delay you want the timer to
use (5 Sec or 10 Sec) and press
(The default setting is Off.)
.
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3. Press
when you are ready to start the timer.
(The timer is displayed at the right of the display
screen during the self-timer countdown.)
4. Get ready for the picture. (The phone will begin to
beep for each second of the countdown. When the
timer is down to three seconds, the outer LED will
go from blinking green to blinking red just before
the picture is taken.)
To cancel the selftimer after it has started:
䊳
Press
Note
.
While the selftimer is active, all keys are disabled
except Back.
Taking Multiple Shots
This feature allows you to take a series of shots in a
continuous sequence.
To shoot a series of individual pictures:
1. From camera mode, press OPTIONS (right softkey)
> Multi Shot > Series Shot.
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Once selected, resolution is changed to 320.
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2. Select one of the following options and
press
:
Off to deactivate the multiple shots option.
䡲 3 to take a series of three pictures.
䡲 5 to take a series of five pictures.
䡲 10 to take a series of ten pictures.)
䡲
3. Press CAPTURE (left softkey),
, or the camera
button to take the pictures.
To shoot a series of combined pictures:
1. From camera mode, press OPTIONS (right softkey)
> Multi Shot > Divided Shot.
Note
Once selected, resolution is changed to 320.
2. Select one of the following options and
press
:
Off to deactivate the multiple shots option.
䡲 4 to take a series of four pictures that are then
combined into one image.
䡲 9 to take a series of nine pictures that are then
combined into one image.
䡲
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16 to take a series of 16 pictures that are then
combined into one image.
3. Press CAPTURE (left softkey),
, or the camera
button to take the pictures. (The My Albums folder
will display up to nine thumbnail pictures per
screen.)
Using the Zoom
This feature allows you to zoom in on an object when
you take a picture. Depending on your resolution
settings, you can adjust the zoom from 1x to 10x.
1. From camera mode, repeatedly press the
navigation key left to zoom out and right to zoom
in. It may take several presses to get the desired
zoom.
Note
Zooming will not function if the resolution is set to
2M.
Zooming works in the following manner at each
resolution setting: 1.3M up to x3 zoom, 800 up tp x5
zoom, 640 or 320 up to x10 zoom.
2. Press CAPTURE (left softkey),
, or the camera
button to take the picture. (The picture will
automatically be saved in your selected storage
area.)
Camera
䡲
Selecting Camera Settings
1. From camera mode, press OPTIONS (right softkey)
> Settings..
2. Select an option and press
:
䡲
Resolution to select a picture’s file size (2 M, 1.3 M,
800, 640, or 320).
䡲
Quality to select the picture quality setting (Fine,
Normal, or Economy).
䡲
Shutter Sound to select a shutter sound (Shutter 1-4
or Off).
䡲
Status Bar to turn the status bar On (Show) or Off
䡲
(Hide) when in camera mode.
Storage to select the destination for the image files
(Phone or Card).
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6. Press Next (right softkey) and select an option:
Recording Videos
Send Pic/Video to send the video. (See “Sending
Sprint Picture Mail” on page 114.)
䡲 Play to play the video.
䡲 Upload to upload the video to online albums.
䡲 Assign to assign the video as a video ringer or to
voice calls.
䡲 Erase to delete the video.
䡲 Order Prints to upload your video to a third party
online service.
䡲 Camcorder to return to camcorder mode.
䡲 Review Album to review all pictures and videos
saved in the In Phone folder.
䡲
In addition to taking pictures, you can record, view, and
send videos with your phone’s built-in video camera.
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos >
Camcorder.
2. Select Video Mail or Long Video.
Note
Video Mail can be at most 30 seconds in length, but
the length of a Long Video is dependent on both the
quality settings and storage type used (phone or
memory card).
3. Using the phone’s display screen as a viewfinder,
aim the lens at your subject.
4. Press RECORD (left softkey),
camera button (
, or the side
) to begin recording.
5. Press Done (left softkey),
, or the side camera
button to stop recording. (The video will
automatically be saved to the default folder.)
䡲 To return to camcorder mode to take another
video, press
.
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Video Mode Options
When the phone is in camcorder mode, press Options
(right softkey) to display additional camcorder options:
䢇 Selftimer to activate the timer. (See “Setting the
Selftimer” on page 107.)
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Fun Tools.. to select from the following options:
䡲
䢇
䢇
Viewing Your Camcorder’s Status Area
Display
Brightness Zoom Image Saved
Controls.. to select from the following options:
White Balance to adjust white balance based on
lighting conditions. Select from Auto, Sunny, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, or Manual.
Settings.. to select from the following options:
䡲 Quality to select between Fine, Normal, or Economy.
䡲 Storage to select the destination for the video files
(Phone or Card).
䡲 Video Length to select the maximum allowed
size for the recording. Choose from Video Mail or
Long Video.
Launch to select from the following options:
䡲 Review Pictures to display the videos saved in the
In Phone folder. (See “In Phone Folder” on
page 112 for details.)
䡲 Camera to switch to camera mode. (See “Taking
Pictures” on page 104 for details.)
䡲
䢇
Color Tones to select a variety of color tones for the
picture (None, Monochrome, Negative, Sepia, Green
or Aqua).
Camera
䢇
0
Function
01
Settings
Display
Image
00/30s
Record
Record
Options
Storage
Location
Camcorder
Options
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Storing Pictures and Videos
Your phone’s picture and video storage area is
called My Albums. There are three types of folders
in My Albums:
䢇
In Phone
䢇
Memory Card
䢇
Online Albums
and press
> Photos >
2. Select Phone or Memory Card.
In Phone Folder
Your phone’s internal storage area is called the In
Phone folder. From the In Phone folder, you can view all
the pictures you have stored there, send items to the
Sprint Picture Mail site (www.sprint.com/picturemail),
delete files, and access additional options.
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and press
> Photos > My
Albums > In Phone.
2. Use your navigation key to view and scroll through
microSD Picture and Video Folders
Settings and Info > Auto Save to.
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1. Highlight
the pictures and videos.
Storage Options
1. Highlight
To review your stored pictures and videos in the In Phone
folder:
You can save pictures and videos directly to the
microSD card using your phone’s pictures and videos
settings.
To review your stored pictures and videos on the
microSD card:
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > My
Albums > Memory Card.
2. Use your navigation key to view and scroll through
the pictures and videos.
In Phone Folder and microSD Card
Options
䢇
When you are viewing the In Phone folder or the
microSD card folders, press Options (right softkey) to
display the following options:
䢇 Play to play a selected video.
䢇 Send to send an image or video to another user
using Picture Mail or to a Bluetooth-enabled printer.
䢇 Upload to upload pictures to the Sprint Picture Mail
Web site (www.sprint.com/picturemail). (Depending on
your settings, you may be prompted to accept a data
connection.)
䡲 See “Uploading Pictures” on page 117.
䢇
Note
If this is the first time you have accessed Sprint
Picture Mail, you will be prompted to register your
Sprint Picture Mail account. See “Registering Your
Sprint Picture Mail Account” on page 106.
䢇
Post to Service to upload your file to a third-party online
䢇
Print.. to display to print an image by either Home
service.
Assign to assign the current image as a Picture ID or
Screen Saver or the selected video clip as a Video
Ringer or Voice Calls.
Erase to erase the image or selected images.
Note
Deleting pictures will free up memory space in your
phone to enable you to take more pictures. Once
deleted, pictures cannot be uploaded to your online
Sprint Picture Mail account.
䢇
Copy/Move to copy or move an image or video to an
䢇
Detail/Edit to attach a text caption or view the media
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installed memory card.
䢇
䢇
䢇
information associated with the image.
䡲 Text Caption to edit the selected picture’s caption.
䡲 Media Info to display the file’s information such as
caption and date taken.
Album list to display the list of albums saved in your
phone.
Media Filter to display either All media types, Pictures
Only, or Videos Only.
Camera/Camcorder Mode to switch to either the
camera or camcorder mode.
Delivery, Retail Pickup, PictBridge Print or Bluetooth
connection.
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Online Albums
Sending Sprint Picture Mail
Once a picture is taken, it is automatically saved to the
preselected folder (In Phone or Memory Card).
Alternatively, you can save pictures to your Online
Albums folder. From the Online Albums folder, you can
view all the pictures you have taken, move selected
images to your In Phone folder, delete images, and
access additional picture options.
Once you have taken a picture or a video, you can use
the messaging capabilities of your phone to instantly
share it with family and friends. You can send a picture
to up to 25 people at a time using their email
addresses or their phone numbers.
Note
Before you can use the Online Albums folder, you
must first go online and create a Picture Mail account
and password.
To review pictures in the Online Albums folder:
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > My
Sending Pictures and Videos From the
In Phone Folder
1. Highlight
䡲
Albums > Online Albums.
2. Use your navigation key to scroll through and view
the pictures.
and press
> Photos > My
Albums > In Phone.
You can also select the Memory Card location as
your file source.
2. Highlight a picture or video to send and press
. (The check box in the upper left corner will
be marked. You can select multiple pictures and
videos.)
3. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Send > via Picture Mail
to then choose from a current Contacts entry.
You can also choose to upload the currently
selected image to a Bluetooth device (page 128).
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The first time you send Sprint Picture Mail, you will be
prompted to register your Sprint Picture Mail account.
(See “Registering Your Sprint Picture Mail Account”
on page 106.)
4. Select a Contacts entry by highlighting it and
pressing
.
Press NEW ADDR (right softkey) to manually enter
either a wireless phone number or email address
and press CONTINUE (left softkey).
䡲
5. Press CONTINUE (left softkey) when you are finished
adding recipients.
6. If you wish to include a subject, scroll to Subj: and
press ADD (right softkey). Enter your subject and
press NEXT (left softkey) to save and exit.
7. If you wish to include a text message, scroll to Text:
and press ADD (right softkey). Enter your message
(or press OPTIONS [right softkey] to select Preset
Message or Recent Msg) and press NEXT (left softkey)
to save and exit. (See “Entering Text in Portrait
Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape
Mode” on page 34.)
8. To include a voice memo (audio message) with
the picture, select the box next to Audio.
Press RECORD (left softkey) or press
to start
recording. (Maximum recording time is 10
seconds.)
䡲 Press DONE (left softkey) to end the recording and
return to the Picture Mail message.
䡲
Camera
Note
9. Confirm the recipients, message, voice memo, and
pictures or videos.
To change a recipient, select the recipient, press
the appropriate softkey, and follow the instructions
in step 4 to select or edit the recipient.
䡲 To change the text message, scroll to Text and
press the appropriate softkey.
䡲 To change the voice memo, highlight Audio and
press the appropriate softkey.
䡲 To change the attached pictures or videos, select
the thumbnail(s) and press CHANGE (right
softkey). Highlight the picture or video you wish to
send and press
.
䡲
10. Press Send (left softkey) to send the message.
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4. Highlight a picture or video you wish to send and
Sending Pictures From Messaging
press
. (The check box on the upper left
corner will be marked. You can select multiple
pictures.)
You can also send Sprint Picture Mail from your
phone’s Messages menu.
1. Highlight
, highlight Send Message >
Picture Mail to access the Messaging menu.
>
– or –
Select
and press
> Messages > Send
5. Press NEXT (left softkey).
6. To complete and send the message, follow steps
5–9 in “Sending Pictures and Videos From the In
Phone Folder” on page 114.
Message > Picture Mail.
2. Select a contact.
Managing Sprint Picture Mail
– or –
Press NEW ADDR (right softkey) and enter a mobile
number or an email address and press CONTINUE
(left softkey).
– or –
Enter additional recipients by pressing MULTIPLE
(left softkey), place a check mark alongside a
desired entry, and press CONTINUE (left softkey).
3. Select the location of the image In Phone, Memory
Card, Online Albums, Take New Picture, Take New Video,
or Text Only.
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Using the Sprint Picture Mail Website
Once you have uploaded pictures or videos to your
online Picture Mail account at www.sprint.com/picturemail
(see “In Phone Folder and microSD Card Options” on
page 113), you can use your computer to manage
your pictures. From the Sprint Picture Mail website, you
can share pictures, edit album titles, add captions, and
organize images. You can even send your pictures to
be printed at participating retail locations.
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To access the Sprint Picture Mail Web site:
1. From your computer’s Internet connection, go to
www.sprint.com/picturemail.
2. Enter your phone number and Sprint Picture Mail
password to register. (See “Registering Your Sprint
Picture Mail Account” on page 106.)
Managing Online Pictures From Your
Phone
Use your phone to manage, edit, or share pictures you
have uploaded to the Sprint Picture Mail Web site at
www.sprint.com/picturemail. (See “In Phone Folder and
microSD Card Options” on page 113 for information
about uploading.)
To view your online pictures from your phone:
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > My
Albums > Online Albums. (Depending on your
Camera
You will also have access to picture management tools
to improve and customize your pictures. You’ll be able
to lighten, darken, crop, add antique effects, add comic
bubbles and cartoon effects, and use other features to
transform your pictures.
settings you may be prompted to accept a data
connection.) (The My Uploads folder and your
albums are displayed.)
Tip
To expand a selected picture from thumbnail to
full-screen, press Expand (left softkey).
2. Highlight a picture and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) to display your online picture options.
Uploading Pictures
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > My
Albums > In Phone or Memory Card. (Thumbnail
pictures will be displayed.)
2. Select a picture or pictures you wish to upload by
highlighting the image and pressing
.
3. Select the picture(s) to upload and press OPTIONS
(right softkey) > Upload > My Uploads or My Albums.
This actions then queues your file for uploading.
4. Press CONTINUE (left softkey) to return to the
previous page.
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Downloading Your Online Pictures
Sending Online Sprint Picture Mail
From your online Sprint Picture Mail albums display at
www.sprint.com/picturemail, you can select pictures to
download to either your In Phone or Memory Card
locations.
To send pictures using the online Address Book:
1. From the online pictures display, place a check
mark on the picture you wish to download and
press OPTIONS (right softkey). (See “Managing
Online Pictures From Your Phone” on page 117.)
2. Highlight Assign and press
.
3. Select one of the following options and
press
.
䡲 Picture ID to download and assign the selected
picture as a Picture ID.
䡲 Screen Saver to download and assign the selected
picture as a screen saver/wallpaper.
1. From the online Sprint Picture Mail display at
www.sprint.com/picturemail, select a picture and click
the Send Picture Mail button. (See “Managing Online
Pictures From Your Phone” on page 117.)
2. Click Continue and select Address Book.
3. Select a recipient or recipients from your Online
Address Book.
4. When you have finished selecting recipients select
Send Picture Mail.
To create an album online:
1. Click on the Media tab to display all of your
currently uploaded images and videos.
2. Navigate to the Album section of the page.
3. Click the Create New Album link, enter a name for
the new album, and click OK.
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1. Navigate the Other Options section of the Media tab
(located at the lower right of the page).
2. Click the Move/Copy Media link.
3. Select the source of the files.
4. Place a check mark on each image you wish to
add to your Album.
5. Select whether you would like to Copy or Move the
selected images.
6. Select either an existing Album or Create New Album
and click OK.
To send an album from the online pictures menu:
1. Navigate the Other Options section of the Media tab
(located at the lower right of the page). (See
“Managing Online Pictures From Your Phone” on
page 117.)
2. Click Share Album.
3. Select a recipient or recipients from your Online
Address Book.
4. Enter an invitation message.
5. Click Share album to send your Sprint Picture Mail
album to the designated recipients.
Accessing Online Picture Options From
Your Phone
1. Highlight
and press
Camera
To place files into an existing album:
to access the main
menu.
2. Select a picture from your Photos > My Albums >
Online Albums. (See “Managing Online Pictures
From Your Phone” on page 117.)
3. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) to display the image
options.
– or –
Press EXPAND (left softkey) to expand the selected
picture.
4. Highlight an option and press
䡲
.
Send to send an image or video to another user
using Picture Mail or to a Bluetooth-enabled
printer.
䡲 Print.. to display to print an image by either Home
Delivery, Retail Pickup, PictBridge Print or
Bluetooth connection.
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Post to Service to upload your file to a third-party
online service.
䡲 Assign to assign the pictures to be used as a:
● Picture ID to be displayed when a particular
Caller ID (Contacts entry) assignment is met
for an incoming call.
● Screen Saver to be used by the screen saver
application.
● Incoming/Outgoing Calls to be displayed during
the notification of an incoming call.
䡲 Save to phone to copy the selected picture to the
Saved to Phone folder. (See “In Phone Folder” on
page 112.)
䡲 Erase to select Erase Selection or Erase All to erase a
single picture or all pictures saved in the current
album (or Inbox).
䡲 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 in the current
album (or Inbox) to the target album.
䡲
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●
Move This to move the selected picture to the
album.
Move All to move all pictures in the current
album (or Inbox) to the target album.
䡲 Detail/Edit to attach a text caption or view the
media information associated with the image.
● Text Caption to edit the selected picture’s
caption.
● Media Info to display the file’s information such
as caption and date taken.
䡲 Album list to display the list of albums saved in
your phone.
䡲 Media Filter to display either All media types,
Pictures Only, or Videos Only.
䡲 Camera/Camcorder Mode to switch to either the
camera or camcorder mode.
●
To access your online Albums options from your phone:
1. Display the album list in the Online Sprint Picture
Mail menu. (See “Managing Online Pictures From
Your Phone” on page 117.)
2. Select an album.
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3. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) to display options.
Printing Pictures Using PictBridge
.
䡲 Send to send the album through the Sprint Picture
Mail Web site.
䡲 New Album to create a new album. Enter a new
album name and select Next (left softkey). If
additional albums are present, you are provided
with additional options:
● Rename Album to rename a selected album.
● Erase Album to delete an existing album.
䡲 Album Info to display information about the album.
You can view the name of the album, the creation
date, and the number of pictures and videos in
the album.
Your phone is PictBridge compatible, allowing you to
print directly from your phone without connecting to a
computer. Simply connect your phone to a PictBridgeenabled printer and print your photos.
Note
Camera
4. Select an option and press
Make sure your battery is fully charged before using
PictBridge.
To print pictures directly from your phone:
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > PictBridge.
2. Connect your phone to the PictBridge-enabled
printer by using a USB cable. (Wait until the
connection is completed.)
3. Read the Connect Printer message and press
NEXT(left softkey). The Select Folder pop-up appears
in the display. Select the folder location of the
image.
4. Highlight the desired image and press NEXT (left
softkey). (To select multiple images, press
to
place a check mark next to each image selected.)
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5. Set the printer settings using your navigation key.
䡲
Copies: to set the number of copies to print.
䡲
Type: to select a print type option:
Note
䡲
●
Standard prints the standard image.
●
Index prints the index information.
PictBridge
Error
Messages
These options may vary and are dependent on the
printer’s capabilities.
printer you have.)
These sizes may vary and are dependent on the
printer’s capabilities.
Date Print: You can imprint the date on your
pictures. Select On or Off. (Date stamping may not
be available depending on the type of printer you
have.)
䡲 Border: You can assign a border along the edges
of the image. You can turn this option on or off.
6. Press Preview (right softkey) to preview the image,
or press Print (left softkey) to print the image.
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instructions on the display to unplug the USB
cable from the phone.
Paper Size: You can set the print size from Default or
4x6. (Print sizes may vary according to the type of
Note
䡲
7. Select Yes to confirm printing. Follow the
2I. Camera
From time to time you may encounter printing
problems. Your phone will display any printer
error messages informing you of the specific
problems encountered. Please refer to the
user’s guide that came with your printer for
descriptions, explanations, and possible
resolutions for any error messages.
Order Prints
This menu allows you to order prints from third party
vendors by uploading images saved on your phone.
Images saved at the highest quality and resolution
settings produce the best prints.
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > Order
Prints.
2. Select an onscreen option.
䡲
Options include: Home Delivery or Retail Pickup.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Camera
Settings and Info
This menu allows you to configure where pictures are
saved, view your account information, or set the view
between portrait or landscape mode.
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > Settings
and Info.
2. Select one of the following options:
䡲
Auto Save to to choose between Phone and Memory
Card as the default location to save pictures or
videos.
䡲
Status Bar to select whether the Status Bar is
displayed onscreen when the camera/camcorder
is active.
䡲 Account Info to display your current Picture Mail
account settings via an online connection.
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Turning Bluetooth On and Off
2J. Bluetooth
⽧
Turning Bluetooth On and Off (page 124)
⽧
Using the Bluetooth Settings Menu (page 125)
⽧
Pairing Bluetooth Devices (page 126)
⽧
Voice Routing (page 127)
⽧
FTP Contents Folder (page 128)
⽧
Sending Items Via Bluetooth (page 128)
By default, your device’s Bluetooth feature is turned off.
Turning Bluetooth on makes your phone “discoverable”
by other in-range Bluetooth devices.
To turn Bluetooth on:
1. Highlight
Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology
that allows you to connect wirelessly to a number of
Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free
car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds, computers,
printers, and wireless phones. The Bluetooth
communication range is usually up to approximately
30 feet.
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> Settings > Bluetooth
2. Highlight On and press
to enable Bluetooth.
To turn Bluetooth off:
1. Highlight
About Bluetooth
and press
> On/Off.
and press
> Settings > Bluetooth
> On/Off.
2. Highlight Off and press
to disable Bluetooth.
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The following icons show your Bluetooth connection
status at a glance:
Bluetooth is hidden.
Bluetooth is visible (active and enabled).
Bluetooth is visible and connected to a device
or transferring data.
Bluetooth is active and connected to a
stereo Bluetooth Headset.
Using the Bluetooth Settings Menu
The Bluetooth Settings menu allows you to set up many
of the characteristics of your phone’s Bluetooth service,
including:
䢇 Entering or changing the name your phone uses for
Bluetooth communication
䢇 Setting your phone’s visibility (or “discoverability”) for
other Bluetooth devices
䢇 Displaying your phone’s Bluetooth address
To access the Bluetooth Settings menu:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Bluetooth.
2. Set your Bluetooth options.
Select Visibility > Always visible, Visible for 3 min, or
Hidden to set your Bluetooth visibility.
䡲 Select My Device Name to rename your phone for
Bluetooth.
䡲 Select My Device Info to display your phone’s
Bluetooth profiles and address.
䡲 Select Exchange Folders to display your phone’s
Bluetooth destination folder for files
communicated between your phone and a
Bluetooth-enabled device using the FTP transfer
protocol.
䡲 Select Voice Routing Incoming to display your
phone’s Bluetooth communication priority when
an incoming call is detected (page 127).
䡲 Select Voice Routing Outgoing to display your
phone’s Bluetooth communication priority when
an outgoing call is made (page 128).
䡲
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth Status Indicators
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To access the Trusted Devices list:
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Tools > Bluetooth >
Trusted Devices or Pair with Hands Free.
䡲
This displays your phone’s current list of external
trusted Bluetooth devices.
Pairing Bluetooth Devices
To pair your phone with another Bluetooth device:
1. Highlight
and press
2. Highlight a device category and press
. (Your
phone will display a list of discovered in-range
Bluetooth devices.)
䡲 Select from: Headset/Car Kits, All, Phone, PC, or
Printer.
Paired Devices
3. Highlight a device and press
The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to establish
trusted connections between your phone and another
Bluetooth device. When you pair devices, they share a
passkey, allowing for fast, secure connections while
bypassing the discovery and authentication process.
4. Enter the passkey and press
Note
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Refer to the manufacturer’s documentation to obtain
the passkey for any other devices. In most instances,
this passkey is ‘0000” or the last four digits of the
telephone number.
2J. Bluetooth
> Tools > Bluetooth >
Add a New....
. Select Info
(right softkey) to obtain more information about the
device prior to pairing.
.
5. Enter a unique Device Name and press DONE
(left softkey).
Note
Due to different specifications and features of other
Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and
operations may be different, and functions such as
transfer or exchange may not be possible with all
Bluetooth-compatible devices.
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Pairing With a Computer
Configuring Incoming Voice Routing
If you are going to be pairing with a computer’s
Bluetooth interface, you will need to allow the computer
to initiate pairing with your phone.
Similarly, you may choose to have the incoming call
(and associated audio) routed according to which
device answers the call, rather than having the audio
automatically routed to the headset when it is
connected (paired).
1. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Bluetooth >
Add a New... > PC.
2. Follow the onscreen prompts to enter your passkey
and press
.
1. Highlight
By separating both the incoming and outgoing call
routing features, you can now choose the call transfer
behavior most appropriate for your current use.
> Settings > Bluetooth
2. Highlight an incoming routing option and
press
.
䡲
Voice Routing
and press
> Voice Routing Incoming.
Hands-Free allows you to answer the incoming call
only from the paired Bluetooth device if it is paired
and active.
䡲 Phone allows you to answer the incoming call only
from the phone, even if there is an actively paired
hands-free Bluetooth device.
䡲 Device Answered allows you to answer the
incoming call via either the phone or paired
Bluetooth device. Whichever device is used to
receive the incoming call will have all associated
audio routing made to it.
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Bluetooth
To allow your phone to be paired with another Bluetooth
device:
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Configuring Outgoing Voice Routing
FTP Contents Folder
In the case of an accessory or car kit, capable of
initiating a call without direct access to the phone, you
do not need to manually transfer the audio after
initiating an outgoing call if you choose the Device
Initiated option.
You can send and receive files between your phone
and a Bluetooth-enabled computer using the FTP
transfer protocol. The destination folder on your phone
must first be set up to exchange data via FTP.
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Bluetooth
> Voice Routing Outgoing.
2. Highlight an outgoing routing option and
press
䡲
.
Hands-Free allows you to initiate the outgoing call
only from the paired Bluetooth device.
䡲 Phone allows you to initiate the outgoing call only
from the phone.
䡲 Device Initiated allows you to initiate the outgoing
call via either the phone or paired Bluetooth
device. Whichever device initiates the outgoing
call will have all associated audio directed to it.
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To assign a folder for FTP transfers:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > Bluetooth
> Exchange Folders.
2. Highlight the folder location (In Phone or Memory
card) and press
.
Sending Items Via Bluetooth
Depending on your paired devices’ settings and
capabilities, you may be able to send pictures,
Contacts information, or other items using a Bluetooth
connection.
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1. Highlight
and press
> Contacts.
2. Highlight an entry and press OPTIONS (right softkey)
> Send Contact.
3. Place a checkmark next to the Contact entry you
want to send by first selecting an entry and
pressing
.
4. Press SEND CONTACT (left softkey). (The phone
begins searching for available Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth-capable phones will appear in the list
with an adjacent phone icon.)
䡲 If the device isn’t in the list, select OPTIONS
(right softkey) > Search again.
5. From the list of Found Devices, highlight the target
Bluetooth device and press SELECT (left softkey).
6. Select SEND (left softkey) to confirm you want to
send the contact. (The recipient’s phone displays
an onscreen message asking whether the person
would like to receive and save your Contact entry
to his or her list.)
To send pictures via Bluetooth:
1. Highlight
and press
> Photos > My
Albums.
2. Select an album (In Phone, Memory Card, or
Online Albums) and press
.
3. Select a picture by highlighting it and then
pressing
.
4. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Send > via Bluetooth >
Yes. (The phone begins searching for available
Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth-capable phones will
appear in the list with an adjacent phone icon.)
5. From the list of Found Devices, select the Bluetooth
device and press
Bluetooth
To send contacts information via Bluetooth:
.
6. Select Yes. (The recipient’s phone displays an
onscreen message asking whether the person
would like to receive and save your Contact entry
to his or her list.)
7. The recipient must either accept and save the
image, or reject the incoming data.
7. The recipient must either accept and save the
contact, or reject the incoming data.
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Section 3
Sprint Service
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3A. Sprint Service:
The Basics
turned off. You should set up your Sprint Voicemail and
personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated.
1. Press and hold
.
2. Follow the system prompts to:
Create your passcode.
Record your name announcement.
䡲 Record your greeting.
䡲
⽧
⽧
⽧
⽧
⽧
⽧
⽧
⽧
Voicemail (page 132)
Text Messaging (SMS) (page 135)
SMS Voice Messaging (page 137)
Caller ID (page 139)
Call Waiting (page 139)
Making a Three-Way Call (page 140)
Call Forwarding (page 140)
Roaming (page 141)
Voicemail
Setting Up Your Voicemail
Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered
calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or
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䡲
Note
Voicemail Passcode
Sprint strongly recommends that you create a
passcode when setting up your voicemail to protect
against unauthorized access. Without a passcode,
anyone who has access to your handset is able to
access your voicemail messages.
Voicemail Notification
There are several ways your phone alerts you to a new
message:
䢇 By displaying a message on the screen.
䢇 By sounding the assigned ringer type.
䢇 By the LED blinking red.
䢇 By displaying
at the top of your screen.
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New Voicemail Message Alerts
Retrieving Your Voicemail Messages
When you receive a new voice message, your phone
alerts you and prompts you to call your voicemail.
You can review your messages directly from your
wireless phone or from any other touch-tone phone. To
dial from your wireless phone, either speed dial your
voicemail or use the menu keys.
To call your voicemail:
Press and hold
.
Using One-Touch Message Access
䊳
Highlight
Note
and press
> Missed Alerts.
When you are roaming off the Nationwide Sprint
Network, you may not receive notification of new
voicemail messages. Sprint recommends that you
periodically check your voicemail by dialing 1 + area
code + your wireless phone number. When your
voicemail answers, press
and enter your
passcode. Roaming rates apply when you access
voicemail while roaming off the Nationwide Sprint
Network.
Your phone accepts messages even when it is
turned off. However, your phone notifies you of new
messages only when it is turned on and you are in a
Sprint service area.
䊳
Press and hold
voicemail box.)
. (Your phone will dial your
Using the Menu Keys on Your Phone to Access
Your Messages
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Messages >
Voicemail > Call Voicemail.
– or –
Select
Note
> Voicemail.
You are charged for airtime minutes when you are
accessing your voicemail from your wireless phone.
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Sprint Service
䊳
To display your Missed Log:
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Using Another Phone to Access Messages
1. Dial your wireless phone number.
2. When your voicemail answers, press
.
Voicemail Key Guide
Here’s a quick guide to your keypad functions while
listening to voicemail messages.
3. Enter your passcode.
Tip
When you call into voicemail, you first hear the
header information (date, time, and sender
information) for the message. To skip directly to the
message, press 4 during the header.
Date/Time
Send Reply
Advance
Replay
Rewind
Forward
Erase
Return Call
Save
Cancel
Help
Skip
Clearing the Message Icon
Your phone may temporarily continue to display the
message icon after you have checked your voice and
text messages.
1. Highlight
and press
Voicemail > Clear Envelope.
> Messages >
2. Highlight Yes or No and press
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Composing Text Messages
1. Select
With Text Messaging (SMS), you can send and receive
instant text messages between your wireless phone
and another messaging-ready phone. When you
receive a new message, it will automatically display on
your phone’s screen.
In addition, Text Messaging includes a variety of preset
messages, such as “Where are you,” that make
composing messages fast and easy. Use your phone
to customize your own preset messages (up to 128
characters).
Tip
You can instantly access all your phone’s messaging
options, including Text Messaging, using the main
screen carousel. See “2B. Navigating the Main
Screen” on page 40 for details.
Note
See your service plan for applicable charges for Text
Messaging and SMS Voice Messaging.
Note
Creating messages can also be accessed from the
Main Menu > Messages or by pressing text on
the QWERTY keyboard.
> Send Message > Text Message.
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Messages > Send
Message > Text Message.
2. Select an existing Contact (Go to Contacts).
䡲
Contacts to select a recipient from your Contacts
(qualifying Contacts entries must contain a
wireless phone number or an email address).
– or –
Press NEW ADDR (right softkey) to manually enter
either a phone number or email address.
● Phone Number to use the keypad to enter a
wireless phone number directly.
● Email Address to enter the recipient’s email
address.
– or –
Press MULTIPLE (left softkey) to select more than
one recipient and press
.
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Text Messaging (SMS)
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3. Press CONTINUE (left softkey) when you have
finished entering recipients. (You may include up
to 10 recipients per message.)
4. Enter a message, use the preset messages or
emoticons (smileys).
䡲 To type a message, use either your keypad or
keyboard to enter your message. (See “Entering
Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or “Entering
Text in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
䡲 Use the OPTIONS (right softkey) to select a Text
Mode (such as T9[English] or Emoticons).
䡲 To use a preset message, press OPTIONS (right
softkey), select Add Preset Message, and then select
a message and press
.
䡲 You may select additional messaging options by
pressing OPTIONS [right softkey] to Set Callback # or
Mark as Urgent.
5. Press SEND (left softkey) to deliver your message.
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Accessing Text Messages
To read an SMS Text message:
䊳
When you receive a text message, you will
automatically see it on your phone’s screen. Use
your navigation key to scroll down and view the
entire message.
To reply to a text message:
1. While the message is open, press REPLY (left
softkey).
2. Compose your reply or use the preset messages
or icons.
To type a message, use your keypad to enter your
message. Use the right softkey to select an input
mode. (See “Entering Text in Portrait Mode” on
page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape Mode”
on page 34.)
䡲 To use a preset message, press the right softkey,
select Add Preset Message, highlight a message or
emoticon, and press
.
䡲
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To use a smiley or emoticon, press the right
softkey, select Text Mode > Emoticons, press the
number that corresponds to your selected icon.
䡲 You may select additional messaging options by
pressing OPTIONS [right softkey] to Set Callback # or
Mark as Urgent.
䡲
3. Enter your new message or changes and
press
. (See “Entering Text in Portrait Mode”
on page 30 or “Entering Text in Landscape Mode”
on page 34.)
SMS Voice Messaging
3. Press SEND (left softkey) to deliver your message.
Preset messages make it easy to compose text
messages.
To add or edit preset messages:
1. Highlight
and press
Settings > Preset Messages.
> Messages >
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Add New.
– or –
Highlight a message and press OPTIONS > Delete.
– or –
Edit an existing message by pressing EDIT
(left softkey).
SMS Voice Messaging lets you send a voice message
to other SMS-enabled phones or to working email
addresses without making a phone call. Just record a
message and send it directly to the recipient’s phone
messaging inbox.
Activating SMS Voice Messaging
To use SMS Voice Messaging capabilities, you will first
need to register your phone. Once you have registered,
incoming SMS Voice messages will be automatically
downloaded to your phone.
1. When you turn on your phone, you will be
prompted to register your phone to receive SMS
Voice messages.
2. Select Yes. (When activation is complete, an
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Preset Messages
activation confirmation screen is displayed.)
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2. Select an existing Contact and press
Note
If you select No during step 2 above, you will see an
alert message. If you select No after reading the
message, incoming SMS Voice messages will not be
downloaded to your phone.
Playing an SMS Voice Message
1. Highlight
and press
> Messages >
VoiceSMS.
indicates an unplayed SMS Voice
message.
indicates an SMS Voice message you have
already listened to.
䡲
䡲
2. Highlight the message you want to play and
press
. (To display the message options,
press Options [right softkey].)
Composing SMS Voice Messages
1. Select
> Send Message > VoiceSMS.
– or –
Press MULTIPLE (left softkey) to select more than
one recipient and press
.
3. Press CONTINUE (left softkey) when you have
finished selecting and entering recipients.
4. Start recording after the beep. (You can record up
to two minutes.)
6. Press SEND (left softkey) to send the voice
message.
and press
> Messages > Send
Message > VoiceSMS.
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Press NEW ADDR (right softkey) to manually enter
either a phone number or email address and
press
.
● Phone Number to use the keypad to enter a
wireless phone number directly.
● Email Address to enter the recipient’s email
address.
5. To finish recording, press DONE (left softkey).
– or –
Highlight
.
– or –
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7. Enter a name to identify yourself and press DONE
(left softkey) to send the voice message.
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Accessing SMS Voice Messages
䊳
When you receive a voice message, your phone
will display a pop-up notification. Use your softkeys
to access and play the voice message.
To reply to an SMS Voice message:
1. From the VoiceSMS inbox, highlight a VoiceSMS
message and press REPLY (left softkey).
2. Record your reply and finish recording by pressing
DONE (left softkey).
To block your phone number from being displayed when
you make a call:
1. Press
.
2. Enter the number you want to call.
3. Press
.
To permanently block your number, call Sprint
Customer Service.
Call Waiting
3. Press SEND (left softkey) to send the voice
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, follow these steps.
When you’re on a call, Call Waiting alerts you to
incoming calls by sounding two beeps. Your phone’s
screen informs you that another call is coming in and
displays the caller’s phone number (if it is available and
you are in digital mode).
To respond to an incoming call while you’re on a call:
䊳
Press
. (This puts the first caller on hold and
answers the second call.)
To switch back to the first caller:
䊳
Press
Sprint Service
message reply.
again.
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Tip
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.
䡲
Enter Phone # to use the keypad to enter a wireless
phone number directly.
4. Press
. (This puts the first caller on hold and
dials the second number.)
5. When you’re connected to the second party, press
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 charged for each of the two calls.
1. Enter a number and press
.
JOIN (right softkey) to begin your three-way call.
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 callers
are disconnected.
Call Forwarding
2. Once you have established the connection, press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > 3-Way Call and
press
.
3. Choose the second number by selecting one of
the following:
Contacts to select a recipient from your Contacts
(qualifying Contacts entries must contain a
wireless phone number or an email address).
䡲 Recent History to select a number from your Recent
History entries.
䡲
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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 you have activated Call Forwarding.
To activate Call Forwarding:
1. Press
.
2. Enter the area code and phone number to which
your future calls should be forwarded.
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. (You will hear a tone to confirm the
activation of Call Forwarding.)
To deactivate Call Forwarding:
1. Press
.
2. Press
. (You will hear a tone to confirm the
deactivation.)
Note
You are charged a higher rate for calls you have
forwarded.
Roaming
Roaming Icon
Your display screen always lets you know when you’re
off the Nationwide Sprint Network. Anytime you are
roaming, the phone displays the roaming icon ( ). If
you are roaming on a digital system, you will see the
roaming icon along with the text – Digital Roam – .
Tip
Remember, when you are using your phone off the
Nationwide Sprint Network, always dial numbers
using 11 digits (1 + area code + number).
Roaming on Other 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 the Nationwide Sprint
Network. However, you may not be able to access
certain features, such as data services, depending on
the available network.
Note
If you’re on a call when you leave the Nationwide
Sprint Network, your call is dropped. If your call is
dropped in an area where you think Sprint service is
available, turn your phone off and on again to
reconnect to the network.
Checking for Voicemail Messages While
Roaming
When you are roaming off the Nationwide Sprint
Network, you may not receive on-phone notification of
new voicemail messages. Callers can still leave
messages, but you will need to periodically check your
voicemail for new messages if you are in a roaming
service area for an extended period of time.
1. Dial 1 + area code + your phone number.
2. Press
Sprint Service
3. Press
.
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3. Enter your passcode at the prompt and follow the
voice prompts.
When you return to the Nationwide Sprint Network,
voicemail notification will resume as normal.
Setting Roam Mode
Your phone allows you to control your roaming
capabilities. By using the Roaming menu option, you
can determine which signals your phone accepts.
Choose from two different settings on your dual-band
phone to control your roaming experience.
1. Highlight
and press
Roaming > Set Mode.
> Settings > More... >
2. Highlight an option and press
.
䡲 Automatic to seek service on the Nationwide Sprint
Network. When Sprint service is unavailable, the
phone searches for an alternate system.
䡲 Sprint Only to access only the Sprint network and
prevent roaming on other networks.
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Call Guard
Your phone has two ways of alerting you when you are
roaming off the Nationwide Sprint Network; the
onscreen roaming icon and Call Guard. Call Guard
makes it easy to manage your roaming by requiring an
extra step before you can place or answer a roaming
call. (This additional step is not required when you
make or receive calls while on the Nationwide Sprint
Network.)
To turn Call Guard on or off:
1. Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Roaming > Call Guard.
2. Highlight On or Off and press
Note
.
Call Guard is turned off by default on your phone.
Voice dialing and speed dialing are not available
when you are roaming with Call Guard enabled.
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Note
1. From standby mode, dial 1 + area code + the
seven-digit number and press
.
2. Press
to confirm the Roaming rate notification
and complete the call.
To answer incoming roaming calls with Call Guard on:
To set your Data Roam Guard notification:
1. Highlight
2. Highlight an option and press
. (A message will be displayed notifying
you that roaming charges will apply.)
䡲
to confirm the Roaming rate notification
and complete the call.
If the Call Guard feature is set to On, you need to take
extra steps to make and receive roaming calls.
Depending on service availability and roaming
agreements, your phone may be able to access data
services while roaming on certain digital systems. You
can set your phone to alert you when you are roaming
off the Nationwide Sprint Network and try to use data
services such as messaging.
> Settings > More... >
.
Always Ask sets your phone’s Data Roam Guard
feature on. You will see a prompt and will be
required to respond anytime you access data
services while roaming.
䡲 Never Ask turns your phone’s Data Roam Guard
feature off. You will not be notified of your roaming
status when accessing data services.
2. Press
Data Roam Guard
and press
Roaming > Data Roaming.
1. Press
Note
Data Roam Guard is set to Always Ask by default on
your phone.
To use data services when Data Roam Guard is active:
䊳
When a pop-up notification appears informing you
that data roam charges may apply, press ROAM
(left softkey) to connect.
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Sprint Service
To place roaming calls with Call Guard on:
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Your User Name
3B. Web and Data Services
⽧
Getting Started With Data Services (page 144)
⽧
Accessing Messaging (page 149)
⽧
Downloading Games, Ringers and More (page 152)
⽧
Exploring the Web (page 155)
⽧
Data Services FAQs (page 159)
Getting Started With Data Services
With your Sprint service, you are ready to start enjoying
the advantages of data services. This section will help
you learn the basics of using your data services,
including managing your user name, launching a data
connection, and navigating the Web with your phone.
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When you buy your phone and sign up for service,
you’re automatically assigned a user name, which is
typically based on your name and a number, followed
by “@sprintpcs.com.” (For example, the third John
Smith to sign up for Sprint data services might have
jsmith003@sprintpcs.com as his user name.)
When you use Sprint data services, your user name is
submitted to identify you to the Nationwide Sprint Network.
Your user name will be automatically programmed into
your phone. You don’t have to enter it.
Finding Your User Name
If you aren’t sure what your user name is, you can
easily find it on your phone.
䊳
Highlight
and press
Info > Phone Number.
> Settings > Phone
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The Data Services Home Page
Web and Data
Updating Your User Name
If you choose to change your user name and select a
new one online, you must then update the user name
on your phone.
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Data > Update Data Profile. (To cancel, press Cancel
[right softkey] before completing the update.)
Launching a Web Connection
䊳
Select
> Home.
– or –
> Web. (Your data
Highlight
and press
connection starts and the home page is
displayed.)
Note
If Net Guard is enabled and displayed (see
page 146), press OK (right softkey) to continue and
launch the Web.
Tip
For instant access to the Internet, including the Sprint
home page, Favorites, Recent Pages, and Google
search, use the main screen carousel. See “2B.
Navigating the Main Screen” on page 40 for details.
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While connecting, an animation and a “Connecting”
message may be displayed.
Tip
To change the default launch page to the last page
you viewed, press Menu (right softkey) > Mark this
page and select the Set this as my homepage, select
Save and press OK.
Net Guard
When you first connect to the Web, the Net Guard will
be displayed to confirm that you want to connect. This
feature helps you avoid accidental connections. You
can disable the Net Guard in the future by selecting
Always Auto-Connect when the Net Guard is displayed.
To change your Net Guard settings:
䊳
Highlight
and press
> Settings > More... >
Data > Net Guard.
䡲
䡲
Select On to activate the Net Guard.
Select Off to deactivate the Net Guard.
Note
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When enabled, the Net Guard appears only once as
long as you have not turned the phone off and on.
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Data Connection Status and Indicators
Your phone displays the current status of your data
connection through indicators at the top of the screen.
The following symbols are used:
Your data connection is active (data is being
transferred); the transmit/receive symbol will
blink to indicate data transmission. During data
usage, you can receive incoming voice calls or
SMS messages; outgoing voice calls can be
made, but the data services connection will
terminate.
Your data connection is dormant (no data is
being sent or received). Though not currently
active, when dormant the phone can restart an
active connection quickly; voice calls can be
made and received.
If no indicator is displayed, your phone does not have a
current data connection. To launch a connection, see
“Launching a Web Connection” on page 145.
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Navigating the Web
Softkeys
Portrait Mode
Left
Softkey
Web and Data
Navigating through menus and Web sites during a
data session is easy once you’ve learned a few basics.
Here are some tips for getting around:
Right
Softkey
During a data session, 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 softkeys directly below the
phone’s display screen.
Tip
Depending on which websites you visit, the labels on
the softkeys may change to indicate their function.
Landscape Mode
To use softkeys:
䊳
Press a softkey. (If you see an additional pop-up
menu when you press the softkey, select the menu
items using your keypad [if they’re numbered], or
by highlighting the option and pressing
.)
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Scrolling
As with other parts of your phone’s menu, you’ll have to
scroll up and down to see everything on some Web sites.
To scroll line by line through Web sites:
䊳
Press the navigation key up and down.
To scroll page by page through Web sites:
䊳
Press the volume buttons on the side of the phone.
Selecting
Once you’ve learned how to use softkeys and scroll,
you can start navigating the Web.
To select onscreen items:
䊳
Use the navigation key to highlight an item, and
then press the left softkey (or press
).
Tip
You’ll find that the left softkey is used primarily for
selecting items. This softkey is often labeled “OK.”
If the items on a page are numbered, you can use
your keypad (number keys) to select an item.
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Links, which are displayed as underlined text, allow you
to jump to Web pages, select special functions, or even
place phone calls.
To select links:
䊳
Highlight the link and press the appropriate softkey.
Going Back
To go back one page:
䊳
Press the
Note
key on your phone.
You can also use the
key for deleting text (like a
BACKSPACE key) when you are entering text.
Going Home
To return to the home page from any other page:
䊳
Press TOOLBAR > My Homepage.
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Mail®, Hotmail®, Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail®, or Work) and
press
.
You can send and receive email messages, instant
messages, and text messages and participate in
Web-based chat rooms right from your phone.
Messaging allows you to stay connected 24 hours a
day anywhere on the Nationwide Sprint Network.
Email
Getting Started With Email
and press
Select More to choose from additional options.
There are many available email options listed, or
you may add your own POP or IMAP email
accounts.
Note
> Add Email.
– or –
Highlight
Select Work to set up a corporate email account
using either Outlook Web Access from a Microsoft
Exchange Server or the Sprint Mobile Email
connector for direct access.
– or –
Your phone’s Email application lets you access and
manage multiple email accounts simultaneously in one
convenient location.
1. Select
– or –
Web and Data
3. Select an email provider (such as AOL® Mail, AIM
Accessing Messaging
> Messages > Email.
2. Press the right softkey to continue.
Work Email Setup: Consult your company’s IT
department for required information and permissions
for any Work email accounts. Read the onscreen
setup instructions for additional information about
setting up and using Work email options on your
phone.
4. Follow the setup wizard instructions to enter the
required sign-up information. Press Accept (right
softkey) if you are prompted to accept any license
agreements or disclaimers.
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Note
The information required to sign in will vary
depending on the email provider you are accessing.
5. If applicable, read the notice regarding Mail Push. If
you would like to enable Mail Push, press Yes (right
softkey). If another notice appears, review it and
press Yes (right softkey) again to enable Mail Push.
Note
Mail Push allows your phone to automatically retrieve
new email messages without having to select the
Check Mail option. When you enable Mail Push, you
will receive an onscreen notice of new email
messages. These notices may be charged as Text
Messages. Please consult your service plan for
details.
Creating an Additional Email Account
1. Select
> Send Message > Email.
– or –
> Messages > Email.
Highlight
and press
(The default email account Inbox is displayed.)
2. Press the left navigation key to highlight the Home
tab and press
.
3. Select Add Account.
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4. Follow the procedures outlined in “Getting Started
With Email” on page 149.
Note
Mail Push allows your phone to automatically retrieve
new email messages without having to select the
Send/Receive option. When Mail Push is enabled,
you will receive an onscreen notice of new email
messages. These notices may be charged as Text
Messages. Please consult your service plan for
details.
Accessing Email
Using Email on your phone is even easier than using
multiple email accounts on your computer. Launch the
application for instant access to all your accounts.
1. Select
> Send Message > Email.
– or –
> Messages > Email.
Highlight
and press
(The default email account Inbox is displayed).
2. Press the left navigation key to highlight the Home
tab and press
.
3. Highlight your desired email account and
press
.
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manage, and create your own emails.
䡲 Press Menu (right softkey) to select messaging
options, such as Delete, Reply to Sender, Reply All,
Forward, Attachments, Call Sender, Read More, Save, or
Mark as Unread.
䡲 Press the left navigation key to select the Home
tab and press
.
䡲 To add a new account, return to the home page
and repeat the steps to setup a new email
account. Follow the instructions in “Creating an
Additional Email Account” on page 150 to set up
a new account.
Tip
You can also customize your main screen carousel
to provide direct access to your email. See
“Personalizing the Carousel” on page 42 for details.
Note
You can also access certain email accounts,
including your Sprint Mail account, through the
> Web
home page. Highlight
and press
and then select Messaging > Email > [PCS Mail,
AOL & AIM Mail, MSN Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail].
Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your
account information and access your email
messages.
Accessing Sprint Instant Messaging
Data services also provides you with access to popular
instant messaging (IM) clients, including AOL® Instant
MessengerTM, MSN® Messenger, and Yahoo!®
Messenger.
1. Select
> Send Message > IM.
Web and Data
4. Use your keypad and navigation keys to read,
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Messages > IM.
2. Select an IM provider, such as AOL Instant
Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, or Yahoo!
Messenger and press
.
3. Use your keypad to enter the required sign in
information for the selected provider, such as user
name or password, select Sign In (left softkey) and
press Go (left softkey). (Your IM screen for the
selected provider will be displayed.)
Note
In case of the MSN Messenger, the left softkey reads
'Accept'.
Note
The information required to sign in will vary
depending on the instant messaging provider you
are accessing.
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4. Follow the onscreen instructions to read, reply to,
compose, and send messages and manage your
IM account.
Accessing Wireless Chatrooms
Data services gives you the ability to join wireless
chatrooms from your phone.
1. Highlight
and press
> Messages > Chat &
Dating.
2. Select a chat provider and follow the onscreen
instructions to sign up and begin chatting.
Note
Chat & Dating options change frequently, so check
back often to see what’s new.
Downloading Games, Ringers and
More
You have access to a dynamic variety of downloadable
content, such as Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, and
other applications. (Additional charges may apply.)
Follow the basic steps below to access and download
these items.
Accessing the Download Menus
1. Highlight
and press
> My Stuff.
2. Select the type of file you wish to download
(Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, Applications, or Call
Tones), and then select Get New. (The browser will
start and take you to the corresponding download
menu.)
To access the download menus from the Web browser:
1. From the home page, select Downloads.
2. Select Call Tones, Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, or
Applications to go to the corresponding download
menu. (For more information on navigating the
Web, see “Navigating the Web” on page 147.)
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You can search for available items to download in a
number of ways:
䢇 Featured displays a selection of featured items.
䢇 Categories allows you to narrow your search to a
general category, such as Country or Pop/Rock for
Ringers or For the Ladies for Screen Savers. (There
may be several pages of available content in a list.
Select Next 9 to view additional items.)
䢇 Search allows you to use your keypad to enter search
criteria to locate an item. You may enter an entire
word or title or perform a partial-word search.
To download a selected item:
1. From the item’s information page, select Buy and
press
. (The item will download automatically.
When you see the New Download screen you have
successfully downloaded the item to your phone.)
Note
2. Select an option to continue:
䡲
Downloading an Item
Once you’ve selected an item you wish to download,
highlight it and press
. You will see a summary
page for the item including its title, the vendor, the
download details, the file size, and the cost. Links allow
you to view the License Info 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.
If you have not previously purchased an item, you will
be prompted to create your purchasing profile.
Web and Data
Selecting an Item to Download
Select Use/Run/View to assign the downloaded
item (or to start, in the case of a game or an
application). Your data session will end, and you
will be redirected to the appropriate phone menu
screen.
Note
With Ringtones, the Listen option is available.
Select Set as to assign a ringer or screen saver to
a phone function.
䡲 Select Settings to configure downloaded games or
applications.
䡲 Select Shop to browse for other items to
download.
䡲
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䡲
Press
to quit the browser and return to
standby mode.
Using My Content Manager
Whether you purchase your content from your phone
or from your online account management page at
www.sprint.com, My Content Manager stores all of your
purchases and you may download them to your phone
from there.
My Content Manager is a storage area on the Nationwide
Sprint Network that allows you to store all your
purchased 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:
䊳
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From the home page, select Downloads >
My Content Manager. (You will see a list of your
purchased items.)
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To download purchased content from My Content Manager:
1. From the My Content Manager display, highlight the
item you wish to download, and press
. (The
information page for the selected item will be
displayed.)
2. Highlight Downloads and press
. (The item will
download automatically. When the New Download
screen is displayed, the item has been successfully
downloaded to your phone.)
3. Select an option to continue:
Select Use/Run/View (left softkey) to assign the
downloaded item (or to start, in the case of a
game or an application). Your data session will
end, and you will be redirected to the appropriate
phone menu screen.
䡲 Select Set as to assign a ringer or screen saver to
a phone function.
䡲 Select Shop (right softkey) to browse for other
items to download.
䡲 Press
to quit the browser and return to
standby mode.
䡲
Tip
You can also access My Content Manager through
the phone’s main menu. Highlight
and press
> My Stuff > [Games, Ringers, Screen Savers,
or Applications] > My Stuff Manager. The browser
will open and take you to the corresponding content.
For complete information and instructions on
downloading Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, and
Applications, visit the Digital Lounge at www.sprint.com.
Exploring the Web
With Web access on your phone, you can browse fullcolor graphic versions of your favorite Web sites,
making it easier than ever to stay informed while on the
go. Follow sports scores, breaking news, and weather,
and shop on your phone anywhere on the Nationwide
Sprint Network.
In addition to the features already covered in this
section, the home page offers access to these colorful,
graphically rich Web categories, including News,
Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Money, Travel, Shopping, and
Tools, as well as useful management options including
My Account and Search.
Many sites are available under more than one menu –
choose the one that’s most convenient for you.
Launching Google via the Carousel
This page provides access to Web features such as
Google™ search, online Maps, Gmail™, and
YouTube™.
䊳
Select
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.
Using Google Search
1. Select
.
2. Use either the keypad or keyboard to enter a string
into the search field and press
. (See
“Entering Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or
“Entering Text in Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
Launching MySpace via the Carousel
This page provides quick access to your MySpace
page.
1. Highlight
.
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2. Use the navigation key to select both the email
address and password fields, then enter the
appropriate infomration by using either the keypad
or keyboard and press
. (See “Entering Text in
Portrait Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in
Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
3. Select Submit and press
.
Launching Facebook via the Carousel
This page provides quick access to your MySpace
page.
1. Highlight
> Home and press
.
2. Use the navigation key to select both the email
address and password fields, then enter the
appropriate information by using either the keypad
or keyboard and press
. (See “Entering Text in
Portrait Mode” on page 30 or “Entering Text in
Landscape Mode” on page 34.)
3. Select Log In and press
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Using the Browser Menu
Navigating the Web from your phone using the home
page is easy once you get the hang of it. For details on
how to navigate the Web, select menu items, and more,
see “Navigating the Web” on page 147.
Although the home page offers a broad and
convenient array of sites and services for you to
browse, not all sites are represented, and certain
functions, such as going directly to specific websites,
are not available. For these and other functions, you will
need to use the browser menu. The browser menu
offers additional options to expand your use of the Web
on your phone.
Opening the Browser Menu
The browser menu may be opened anytime you have
an active data session, from any page you are viewing.
To open the browser menu:
䊳
Press TOOLBAR (right softkey). (The browser menu
will be displayed.)
To open the browser menu:
Creating a Bookmark
Highlight an available option under the browser menu:
䢇 My Homepage. Returns the browser to the home page.
䢇 My Pages. Allows you to access and manage your
bookmark and recently viewed pages. To navigate to
a site, highlight it and press
, and then select
Connect.
䢇 Sprint Search. Launches a Web search.
䢇 Options. Displays additional options:
䡲 Font size. Adjusts the onscreen Web page font size.
Press Save (left softkey) to store the new settings.
䡲 Send this page to. Allows you to send a URL via
SMS.
䡲 Clear Private data. Deletes browser data from one of
the following: browsing history, cache, cookies,
stored password, and previous web addresses.
䡲 Advanced. Lets you configure and manage your
browser settings: Startup page, Page info, Images
on/off, Reset browser, Turn on error logging, Send
Bookmarks allow you to store the address of your
favorite Web sites for easy access at a later time.
1. Go to the Web page you want to mark.
2. Press TOOLBAR (right softkey) to open the browser
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menu.
3. Highlight My Pages > Add this page to favorites and
press
to save the bookmark.
4. Make any modifications, press ADD (left softkey) >
OK (left softkey) to save the bookmark.
Note
Bookmarking a page does not store the page
contents, just its address.
Some pages cannot be bookmarked. Whether a
particular Web page may be marked is controlled by
its creator.
referrer, Redirect prompt, Reset browser settings, About
browser, and Java scripting.
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Accessing a Bookmark
Deleting a Bookmark
1. Press TOOLBAR (right softkey) to open the browser
menu.
1. Press TOOLBAR (right softkey) to open the browser
menu.
2. Highlight My Pages and press
2. Highlight My Pages and press
.
3. Highlight the desired bookmark and press
.
Setting a New Homepage
1. Navigate to a desired page via either a direct http
address, selecting from a previous bookmark, or
by searching for it via Google.
2. Press TOOLBAR (right softkey) to open the browser
.
3. Select a bookmark and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Remove this Favorite. (A confirmation will
be displayed.)
4. Press
> REMOVE (left softkey) > OK (left
softkey) to remove the bookmark.
Note
The default homepage (Sprint Vision Home) can not
be deleted.
menu.
3. Highlight My Pages > Add this page to favorites and
press
.
4. Highlight the Make this my homepage field, and
press
.
5. Press OK (left softkey), press ADD (left softkey), and
press OK (left softkey).
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Going to a Specific Web Site
To go to a particular website by entering a URL (website
address):
1. Select
> Enter Web Address.
– or –
Highlight the Google field.
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URL of the Web site you wish to go to and
press
.
3. Press DONE (left softkey) to go to the Web site.
Note
Not all Web sites are viewable on your phone.
Reloading a Web Page
1. Select
> Recent Pages.
2. Highlight a recent page from the list and press
. (The browser will reload the current Web
page.)
Resetting the Web Browser
If the Web browser seems to be malfunctioning or
stops responding, you can usually fix the problem by
simply resetting the browser.
1. Press TOOLBAR (right softkey) to open the browser
menu.
Data Services FAQs
How will I know when my phone is ready for data service?
Your user name (for example, bsmith01@sprintpcs.com)
will be displayed when you access Main Menu > Settings
> Phone Info > Phone Number.
Web and Data
2. Use either your keypad or keyboard to enter the
How do I sign in for the first time?
You are automatically signed in 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
or
indicator.
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, your phone forwards the call to voicemail. You
can place an outgoing call anytime, but it will interrupt
any in-progress data session.
2. Select Options > Advanced > Reset browser settings.
3. Complete the process by pressing OK (left softkey).
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When is my data connection active?
Your connection is active when data is being
transferred. Outgoing calls are allowed; incoming calls
go directly to voicemail. When active, the
or
indicator animates on your phone’s display screen.
When is my data connection dormant?
If your phone receives no data for 10 seconds, the
connection goes dormant. When the connection is
dormant, you can make and receive voice calls. (The
connection may become active again quickly.) If your
phone receives no data for an extended period of time,
the connection will terminate.
Can I sign out of data services?
You can sign out without turning off your phone;
however, you will not be able to browse the Web or use
other data services. While signed out, you can still
place or receive phone calls, check voicemail, and use
other voice services. You may sign in again at any time.
To sign out, go to Main Menu > Settings > More... > Data >
On/Off in your phone’s menu.
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TV (page 161)
⽧
Music - Sprint Music Store (page 164)
⽧
Streaming Music (page 169)
⽧
NASCAR (page 170)
⽧
NFL Mobile Live (page 171)
⽧
ScanLife (page 172)
Sprint TV gives you the ability to listen to audio clips and
to view video clips right from your phone’s display.
Watch live TV and catch up on episodes of your
favorite shows – anywhere on the Nationwide Sprint
Network.
Sprint Music lets you preview, purchase, download, and
listen to over a million songs right on your phone. You
can even add songs from your own library to round out
your on-the-go playlist.
TV
Your Sprint TV Channel Options
The Sprint TV application offers a wide variety of
accessible channels. Subscription options include
comprehensive basic packages as well as a full menu
of “a la carte” channels. Visit www.sprint.com for more
information on channels and pricing.
Someone of the available categories may include:
Sprint Radio
䢇 Sprint Power View
䢇 Primetime TV
䢇 Music Videos
䢇 Sprint TV Live
䢇 Music & Radio
䢇 Sports
䢇 Entertainment
䢇 Cartoons
䢇 News & Weather
䢇 Movies & Shorts
䢇 Mobile Previews
䢇
Note
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Music
Available categories and content are subject to
change.
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Playing a Video Clip
1. Highlight
and press
> Entertainment > TV.
Depending on your settings, you may be asked to
accept a data connection.
2. Select Sprint TV, Sprint Radio, Sprint Movies, or Premium
Channels to display channel options.
3. Use your navigation key and press
to select
a channel from the Sprint TV listings or to select an
available category.
Note
The first time you access a channel, you will be
prompted to purchase access (unless the channel
doesn't have a monthly fee). Select Subscribe to
purchase access, or select Preview to view a preview
of the selected channel.
4. If applicable, highlight a clip and press
to
view the program. The clip will automatically load
and begin playing.
Tip
While you are playing a clip, you can press the
navigation key up or down to surf to a different
channel. You will see a small pop-up screen that tells
you which channel you are watching as well as other
channels that you have access to. Use the navigation
key to scroll through the channels. Once you find a
channel that you want to watch or listen to, scroll to it
and press
(or simply wait approximately three
seconds), and the channel will begin loading.
TV FAQs
1. Will I know if I’m receiving an incoming call while I’m
viewing or listening to a media clip?
Yes. All incoming calls will temporarily pause your
current clip and provide you with the option to
either SILENCE (left softkey) or IGNORE (right
softkey).
2. How long are the clips? Will I know the estimated time it will
take to play the clip prior to accessing it?
Once you have selected a channel, you will see a
listing of the available clips, with each clip’s length
displayed after the clip’s title. In general, a clip’s
duration will depend on the story or content being
provided, and can be fairly short or as long as a
few minutes.
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6. If I don’t subscribe to a Sprint Power Vision Plan, will I still be
phone?
able to view the multimedia clips?
As long as you are on the Nationwide Sprint
Network, you will have access to the audio and
video clips.
Yes. For service access charges, please consult
your Sprint service plan or visit www.sprint.com.
Note
Sprint TV service does not work while roaming off of
the Nationwide Sprint Network or where service is
unavailable.
4. Are the videos that I’m viewing “live” videos?
It depends on the content provider. Some of the
channels available through Sprint TV stream live
content. Others provide media on demand with
video and audio clips that are refreshed throughout
the day, but that are not “live.”
5. After purchasing access to an Available Channel for a
7. What does it mean when the video pauses and I see the
word “loading” at the bottom of the screen?
This happens when the phone is loading the data
necessary to play the clip. It typically occurs when
there is heavy traffic on the network.
8. How can I cancel service if I decide I don’t want it?
To cancel your Sprint TV service, visit
www.sprint.com and sign on to My Sprint with your
account number and password. From this page,
you have the ability to cancel the service or any
channels to which you subscribe.
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3. Can I access a clip wherever I am, as long as I have my
monthly fee, do I receive any confirmation? That is, how do
I know it has been purchased?
The next time you access the channel, you bypass
the Preview/Purchase page and go directly to the
available content.
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9. If I put on my stereo headset and insert it into the phone’s
headset jack, can I close the phone while I am playing an
audio (or video) clip without interrupting the clip?
Yes. When you insert your stereo headset into the
phone’s headset jack, the phone automatically
goes into “headset mode,” allowing you to close
the phone and continue playing the clip. (Likewise,
if your phone is in “headset mode,” a phone call
will not disconnect when you close the phone.)
10. Can I surf to a different channel while I am playing a clip?
Yes. While you are playing a clip, you can use the
up and down navigation keys to surf to a different
channel. You will see a small pop-up screen that
tells you which channel you are watching as well
as other channels that you have access to. Use the
navigation keys to scroll through the different
channels. Once you find a channel that you want
to watch, scroll to it and press (or simply wait
approximately three seconds), and the channel will
begin loading.e seconds), and the channel will
begin loading.
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Music - Sprint Music Store
The Sprint Music Store enables you to purchase and
download digital music files to play on your phone or
computer.
Accessing the Sprint Music Store
You can access the Sprint Music Store right from your
phone’s main menu, anywhere on the Nationwide
Sprint Network. When you enter the store for the first
time, the system will prompt you to set up your user
identification and password.
1. Highlight
and press
> Entertainment >
Music.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to establish your
User ID and password.
Tip
Your User ID for the Sprint Music Store is your
10-digit wireless phone number. The password may
be any 4-digit number.
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Create New Account and press
.
4. Use your keypad and navigation key to explore the
store.
Purchasing and Downloading Music
Now that you’re in the store, you can shop for songs to
purchase and download to your phone’s microSD card.
1. From the Sprint Music Store opening page, use
your navigation key to select the Store tab then
choose an option:
䡲 Featured Music offers a revolving selection of
highlighted songs and artists.
䡲 Categories allows you to choose from categories
such as Top 10s, New This Week, What’s Hot,
Songs You Know, and specific musical genres.
䡲 Search gives you the option of searching for
specific songs or artists. Just use your keypad to
enter your search criteria in the available field.
2. Highlight a song and press
. (The song
information screen will be displayed.)
3. Highlight an option from the song’s information
page and press
:
Preview to play an audio clip of the selected song.
䡲 Buy Song to purchase the song and download it to
your phone’s microSD card.
● When you select Buy Song, the file will
download to your phone’s microSD card. (If
there is no microSD card installed or if there is
not enough free memory space on the card,
you will see an alert.)
● Once the song has been downloaded to your
microSD card, you will see options allowing
you to listen to the song, add it to a playlist, or
continue shopping.
䡲
Note
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3. After you have entered your password, highlight
You can only upload unprotected MP3 audio files to
your phone’s Music folder.
Playing Music From the Sprint Music Store
The Sprint Music Store not only gives you access to
great music, it also gives you a place to listen to and
organize your music library.
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Accessing the Music Player
1. From the Sprint Music Store opening page, use
your right navigation key to select the Player tab
(default).
2. From the Player display, select an option:
Playlists to select a customized playlist you’ve
created to organize your music.
● Create Playlist... to set up a custom playlist of
songs you like to hear together. Follow the
onscreen instructions to create a name for the
playlist, select songs by artist, genre, and title,
and create an order for the playlist.
䡲 Artists to filter the list of available music by their
Artist information.
䡲 All Songs to browse through all of your
downloaded music, including music purchased
from the Sprint Music Store and any additional
songs you have loaded onto your microSD card
from your computer.
䡲 Albums to filter the list of available music by their
Album information.
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䡲
Genres to filter the list of available music by their
Genre information.
3. Once you’ve displayed a list of songs, you can
browse through your available titles by Song, Artist,
or Genre to select a specific song.
䡲 To play a song, highlight it and press
.
䡲 To listen to a playlist, select it and press
to
open the playlist, and then press
again to
begin playing from the selected song. (You can
also highlight the playlist and use the softkey
menu to begin listening.)
Backing Up Your Downloaded Music Files
When you purchase and download a music file
from the Sprint Music Store, you get two versions of
the song: one to download and play on your phone
(file type: AAC+), and another to download from
http://musicstore.sprint.com and play on your computer
(file type: WMA). The AAC+ files downloaded to your
phone can only be played on your phone, and once
you have downloaded them, you cannot download
them again unless you purchase them again.
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1. Connect your phone using a USB cable or the
built-in connection on Bluetooth-enabled phones.
2. Highlight
and press
> Tools > Mass
Storage > Connect to PC.
3. Use your computer to navigate to the microSD
card’s Music folder.
4. Select and copy the music files to a folder on your
computer’s hard drive.
Note
Although you can store AAC+ files on your
computer, they will only be playable on your phone
and on your account.
Multitasking
Multitasking is a way of maintaining one application
active while using another. While your current music
selection is playing, you can activate the Application
Manager screen and choose from a list of available
applications which can be run in tandem with your
music.
Note
Multitasking is enabled only while using the Sprint
Music Store (Main Menu > Entertainment > Music).
To multitask on your phone:
1. Launch the Sprint Music Store application.
(Highlight
and press
> Entertainment >
Music).
2. From the Player tab highlight All Songs, select a
song, and press
If you copy the files to a new microSD card, you will
need to create a folder on the card called “MUSIC” to
be able to play the music files.
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Sprint recommends you back up your AAC+ music
files to your computer, so you can access the files in
case your microSD card is lost or damaged, or if you
install a new microSD card.
to play the selected song.
3. Press
to exit the Music Store application
without closing it and launch the popup menu,
where you can choose from the following options:
Resume, Exit, App.Manager, and Send to Background.
䡲 If
is pressed while the song is still playing,
the display screen will reactivate the song’s
playback screen.
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4. Highlight App. Manager and press
to launch
an Application Manager screen which provides
you access to several applications:
䡲 Application Manager manages all currently active
applications. With your music still playing, the
Sprint Music Store entry appears in the list.
5. Press OPTIONS (right softkey) to access the
following management options:
䡲 Bring to Foreground reactivates the current
application screen. For example, if your music is
currently playing in the background, selecting this
option activates the Player tab with the song
displayed.
䡲 Exit Application terminates the currently selected
application and returns you to the standby screen.
䡲 Exit All Background terminates all currently active
applications and returns you to the standby
screen.
䡲 Launch New App allows you to launch an
application from the My Contents listing.
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Receiving an Incoming Call While Playing Music
An incoming call causes the currently played music file
to be paused while the phone call is active. Once the
current call is ended, you can select to resume any
paused applications. (Music will resume playing
automatically.)
1. Answer an incoming call by pressing
.
2. When you are done with your call, press
to
end the call. The previously paused application
then resumes.
Note
When placing an outgoing call, the Application
Manager pauses your current music playback and
allows you to proceed with your outgoing call. When
the call is ended, the Application Manager restarts
the music playback.
If the phone is running more than one simultaneous
application (such as Music Store, Application [from
My Stuff], and Games), the user interface can begin to
slow down and result in music or sound interruptions.
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To solve this type of issue, it is best to close down all
other applications (Main Menu > My Stuff > Application
Manager > Options > Exit Application) before initiating a
new application.
Also, in some situations, the camera or camcorder may
have limited functionality or become unavailable. For
example, if you were currently playing music (via the
Music Store), or playing a game in the background,
and then wanted take a photo, the phone may prompt
you with a “CPU Low, Kill the Application” dialog.
This indicates that the current phone resources are
stretched and one of the current applications should be
terminated before continuing. Refer to the procedure
above to exit either a specific application or all current
applications, and then launch the camera or
camcorder again.
Streaming Music
In addition to the Sprint Music Store, Sprint offers a
variety of musical options through the Music category
in the Sprint TV menu, including SIRIUS Music, Music
Choice, VH1, and many others. Choose from rock, pop,
hip-hop, and R&B, and access exclusive video clips,
music industry news, performances, and interviews
with your favorite artists.
1. Highlight
and press
> Entertainment > TV.
2. Select Sprint Radio > [selection].
3. Select
to see and hear a preview of your
selected channel (if available).
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䢇
– or –
Select Subscribe to purchase a monthly
subscription to your selected channel.
Once you have purchased access to a music or radio
channel, you can select from a variety of stations to
listen to your favorite music or get caught up on what’s
new in music.
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NASCAR
Now you have the ability to get every bit of NASCAR
coverage, news, and stats right on your phone.
1. Highlight
and press
> My Stuff >
Applications > NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile.
2. Read the permission check disclaimer, make a
selection and press OK (left softkey).
3. Select Continue and press
, then follow the
remaining onscreen instructions.
4. Access any of the following features by pressing
MENU (right softkey):
Home to return to the main NASCAR homepage
where you can view stats on a current race,
choose to follow a specific driver, view special
NASCAR promotions and other NASCAR-specific
multimedia content.
䡲 My Driver to customize your NASCAR experience
by following specific drivers. Customizable
options also include: My Driver News, My Driver Stats,
and My Driver Profile. Choosing available drivers
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from this screen places them on your NASCAR
home page for quick access and review.
䡲 News provides you with quick access to NASCARspecific news, photos, and driver stats. To get
news specific to your desired driver, you must
touch the My Driver News button at the bottom of
the page.
䡲 Stats & Schedules lets you track race information
such as: Leaderboard standing, Pit Pass, Point
Standings, Season Settings, Driver Profiles, Season
Schedules, and Help.
䡲 NASCAR on SPEED displays a list of selectable
multimedia video clips from the SPEED channel
that are specific to NASCAR.
䡲 Audio/Video displays a list of selectable multimedia
content. Other features include streaming
multimedia content from NASCAR radio stations
or other racing radio shows.
䡲 Sprint FanZone displays a list of selectable content
available to Sprint subscribers such as
Sweepstakes, Video clips (footage and music)
and Screensavers.
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NFL Mobile Live
Get the NFL live on your phone. It lets you be right in
the middle of your favorite game by being a part of
previews, blogs, discussions groups, fantasy football,
etc.
1. Highlight
and press
> My Stuff >
Applications > NFL Mobile Live.
2. Read the permission, check disclaimer, make a
selection and press OK (left softkey).
3. Select Continue and press
, then follow the
remaining onscreen instructions.
4. Select Submit and press
, then follow the
remaining onscreen instructions to customize your
NFL experience such as choosing your favorite
team.
5. Access any of the following features by pressing
MENU (right softkey):
NFL Central launches the NFL homepage where
you not only have access to your favorite teams
but to all of the current news, network, fantasy
leagues, scores & schedules, but also stats, alerts
and other NFL multimedia content.
䡲 NFL Network launches an onscreen program from
the NFL. This is the official NFL network providing
daily news, interviews, and analysis from all
around the league. Touch Watch NOW to begin
viewing the content.
䡲 My Team launches a team-specific page with
content such as standings, news and Photos,
Audio and Video, roster and Stats, and Team
Alerts.
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Fantasy lets you take part in online fantasy racing,
access Games, take part in Polls, and access other
Special Promotions.
䡲 Alerts & Personalization allows you to customize
alerts for new information such as: NASCAR
News, Sprint Cup News, Nationwide NASCAR.
䡲 Help displays help information for usage of the
NASCAR application and features.
䡲 Help allows you to exit the Nascar application.
Press Yes (left softkey) to exit.
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䡲
Fantasy allows fantasy players to monitor the
performance of every player in real-time directly
from your phone.
䡲 Teams & Standings displays standings for both the
NFC and AFC teams via two onscreen tabs.
䡲 Scores & Schedules displays both pieces of
information based on weekly schedules for your
selected teams. Schedule By Team lets you view
team-specific schedules. Schedule By Week lets
you view details about NFL games based on the
selected week.
䡲 News & Photos provides league news and other
NFL related information and photos.
䡲 Audio & Video displays a list of selectable
multimedia content. Other features include
streaming multimedia content from NFL stations
or other football programming.
䡲 Statistics lets you track Offense and Defense stats
across the NFL and its teams.
䡲 Alerts & Personalization allows you to customize
alerts for new information such as: News, Game
Alerts, Player Alerts, Fantasy Alerts, Team Alerts,
Promo Alerts, and other Team Information.
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䡲
Help displays help information for usage of the
NFL Mobile Live application and features.
ScanLife
With ScanLife, you scan a 2D barcode (EZcode) with
your camera phone and you’re instantly connected to
any information related to the scanned product, article,
or image.
1. Highlight
and press
> My Stuff >
Applications > ScanLife.
2. Read the terms of use disclaimer, make a selection
and press AGREE (right softkey).
3. With the camera feature now activated, position the
camera so the EZcode is both centered in the
viewfinder and takes up at least half the screen
area.
䡲 A sample of an EZcode
.
Note
Do not confuse EZcodes with the UPC barcodes
currently used on most products, they are not the
same.
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4. Take the photo. If the scan was successful, you will
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hear a short chime and your browser will then
launch to reveal more information associated with
the selected EZcode. This can be either a specific
Web page or downloadable content.
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Activating Location Mode
3D. GPS Navigation
Before using any of the location-based services, you
must turn on your phone’s location mode.
1. Highlight
⽧
GPS Services (page 174)
⽧
Sprint Navigation (page 174)
⽧
Sprint Family Locator (page 176)
⽧
Getting Driving Directions (page 177)
⽧
Configuring Your Navigation Preferences (page 183)
⽧
Launching the Product Tour (page 184)
GPS Services
and press
> Settings > More... >
Location. (You will see the Location disclaimer.)
2. Read the disclaimer and press
3. Highlight On and press
Sprint Navigation
Sprint Navigation gives you turn-by-turn directions
onscreen and over speakerphone.
Note
Your phone’s built-in GPS capability gives you access
to a number of location-based services, including Sprint
Navigation, Sprint Family Locator, and Live Search.
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.
.
Depending on your service plan, Sprint Navigation
may require a monthly subscription. Contact Sprint
for information and pricing.
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Before you can use Sprint Navigation, your phone and
service must be registered.
1. Select
> Drive To.
to access the Sprint Navigation menu.
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation.
2. Select each of the onscreen registration fields and
use either the keypad or keyboard to enter the
required information.
䡲 First Name, Last Name, and Email.
䡲 The email must be entered properly to guarantee
successful registration. For ease of use it’s
recommended you use the full QWERTY
keybaord available within Landscape mode. See
“Entering Text in Portrait Mode” on page 30 or
“Entering Text in Landscape Mode” on page 34.
3. Press Submit (right softkey) to store your
information.
1. Select
and press
Navigation and press
– or –
Highlight
Using Sprint Navigation
> Maps > Sprint
.
2. Select an option and follow the onscreen
instructions to get directions or view maps.
Drive To lets you enter an address (vocally or using
the keypad) or select from categories such as:
● My Favorites: user-defined favorite locations.
● Recent Places: recently entered locations.
● Address: manually entered street addresses.
● Intersection: used to locate a specific address
by using two separate street addresses to
identify an intersection.
● City: used when you do not know a physical
address but would like driving directions to a
city.
● Businesses: locations based on business
categories.
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GPS Navigation
Registering Sprint Navigation
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●
Airports: local airports based on current GPS
location.
䡲 Search lets you search for locations based on
Name, Category, or Location.
● Categories include options such as
Food/Coffee, Gas Stations, Gas by Price,
Banks/ATMs, WiFi Spots, Parking Lots, Hotels
& Motels, Movie Theaters, Car Rentals, Taxis,
Grocery Stores, Department Stores, Shopping
Mall, Bar/Clubs, Hospitals, and Post Offices.
䡲 Maps & Traffic provides access to 2D and 3D maps
for your current location and for several
categories of locations such as Airports and
Contacts.
䡲 Share & More offers additional options, such as
sharing your location with contacts, creating and
storing My Favorites locations, accessing the
product tour, and setting detailed application
preferences.
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You can access the Sprint Navigation menu from the
main screen. Highlight the Sprint Navigation tile and
select an option from the menu.
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Note
For more information about Sprint Navigation, visit
www.sprint.com/navigation.
Sprint Family Locator
Sprint Family Locator uses GPS technology to locate
your child’s phone and display the location on an
interactive map.
Note
Sprint Family Locator service requires an additional
monthly fee. Visit www.sprint.com/familylocator for
complete details.
Signing Up for Sprint Family Locator
1. Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint Family
Locator.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter and
submit the required information.
Note
You can also sign up for Sprint Family Locator online
at www.sprint.com/familylocator.
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Using Sprint Family Locator
and press
> Maps > Sprint Family
Locator.
2. Enter the parent phone number and password and
select DONE (left softkey) to sign in to your account.
3. Select a phone to locate the available child phone
list.
Using a Physical Address
1. Select
4. When you are finished, select Sign Out.
Note
The built-in GPS hardware (when enabled) allows you
to get driving directions to selected locations or
establishments based on your current location.
You may also use Sprint Family Locator with any
computer with an Internet connection. Visit
www.sprint.com/familylocator for complete details.
> Drive To.
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Drive To.
2. Highlight Address and press
.
3. Highlight Type It or Speak It and press
䡲
䡲
.
Type It requires that you enter the physical address
using either the keypad or keyboard.
Speak It to place a call to the TeleNav™ operator
where you will speak the desired address. This is
similar to calling 411 for directory assistance. (A
fee may be incurred.)
3D. GPS Navigation
GPS Navigation
1. Highlight
Getting Driving Directions
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4. If typing in the address, enter the following:
䡲
Address: used to enter a specific address by using
䡲
City: used when you do not know a physical
Magnification
a number, street name, and city/state or zip code.
address but would like driving directions to a city.
● As you enter in the text, a list of possible city
matches appears onscreen. Use your
navigation key to choose one and press
.
䡲 State, ZIP or Country used when the specific
address information is not available but you
would like to provide some general driving
parameters.
Your Current Location
Estimated Time of
Arrival
5. Press GO (right softkey) to enter the new address
and receive driving directions from the GPS
network.
6. Press
Note
to begin the navigation session.
When similar address matches are found, select the
appropriate match and press
.
7. Follow both the onscreen and audio directions.
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Navigation Screen
Other Driving Options
Once you have entered your desired location and your
phone has begun providing you with driving directions,
you can alter the information being displayed by using
one of three other driving options, press View (right
softkey): Route Summary, Traffic Summary, Map Summary,
and Search Along.
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To review real-time traffic information along your route:
a Physical Address” on page 177.
> Drive To.
4. Press View > 2D MAP and press
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Drive To.
2. Highlight Address and press
.
3. Enter the physical address information. See “Using
a Physical Address” on page 177.
4. Press View > Traffic Summary and press
. This
action displays onscreen current traffic conditions
along your current route.
5. Press Back (left softkey) to return to your previous
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Drive To.
2. Highlight Address and press
> Drive To.
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Drive To.
2. Highlight Address and press
.
a Physical Address” on page 177.
> Drive To.
and press
1. Select
4. Press View > Search Along and press
– or –
Highlight
To search nearby locations based on type:
3. Enter the physical address information. See “Using
driving screen.
To receive turn by turn directions (2D):
1. Select
. This action
provides both an outlined map view and a detailed
turn by turn description for navigating to your
desired location.
.
. This
allows you to then search for a location based on a
name, location, or category such as Food/Coffee,
etc.
䡲 See “Using a Local Business Category” on
page 180.
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GPS Navigation
1. Select
3. Enter the physical address information. See “Using
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Using a Local Business Category
The Exclaim™ can also cross-reference your current
location with local business and points of interest, such
as Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, Wi-Fi Spots, Malls,
Hospitals, etc.
1. Select
> Drive To.
To organize and arrange your search results:
– or –
Highlight
and press
1. Select a category entry from the Search page. By
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Drive To.
2. Highlight Businesses and press
䡲
.
Pressing either
or the right navigation key
opens the Businesses search page.
3. Select a desired field and then use either your
keypad or keyboard to enter the information.
What lets you use a keyword search for your
business.
䡲 Category lets you refine your search by using a
business category type such as: Food/Coffee,
Gas Stations, Gas by Price, Banks/ATMs, WiFi Spots,
Hospitals, Complete List, etc...
䡲
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Where returns you to the Search Near page where
you can choose from a set of seven location
categories.
䡲 Entries with more than one available category (a
subcategory) appear with an adjacent gray arrow.
These entries can be expanded and then closed.
䡲
default the Search Results page lists the Best
Matches based on closest location first (top).
2. Press GO (right softkey) and then press Options
(right softkey) to apply the available filter options to
best display the matching results:
䡲 Map Results: overlaps your current list over a map
of your current location. The numeric onscreen
entries correspond to your current sorted list.
䡲 Sort by Distance: sorts a list of matching results by
placing the closest location (to your present
position) at the top and farthest location at the
bottom.
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䡲
Sort by Rating: sorts the results by their overall
consumer satisfaction rating (indicated by a set of
star icons to the left of the entry). The best rated
location (5 stars) is placed at the top of the list.
The rating is from No stars to 5 stars.
To search for the least expensive gas in your area:
1. Select
> Search > Category > Gas By Price.
– or –
Highlight
Once you have begun using Sprint Navigation to find
your destination, you can then either recall those
locations and add them to your list of favorite
destinations or create a new entry from one of the
available location categories (Address, Business,
Airport, or Contacts).
To create a My Favorites entry from your Current Location:
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Search > Category > Gas By Price.
2. Select a grade of gasoline: Any, Regular, Plus 89,
Premium, or Diesel.
䡲
Creating a My Favorites Location
By default the Search Results page lists the Best
Price at the top of the list.
3. Press GO (right softkey), highlight a gas station
1. Select
> Share & More > Record Location.
– or –
Highlight
> Maps > Sprint
and press
Navigation > Share & More > Record Location.
2. Enter a label for the newly stored location.
3. Highlight the Save field and press
.
GPS Navigation
from the list, and press
to be provided with a
new route to the selected gas station.
䡲 See “Using a Physical Address” on page 177.
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To create a My Favorites location from a Recent Place:
1. Select
such as your Current Location, My Favorites
location, Recent Places, etc..
> Drive To > Recent Places.
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Drive To > Recent Places.
2. Select an entry from the list and press Options (right
softkey) > Save to Favorites.
3. Enter a label for the newly stored location.
4. Select the Save field.
Sharing a Recent Location with Others
Recently queried locations can be saved to your My
Favorites list and also shared with other cellular
devices.
1. Select
> Share & More > Share Address.
– or –
Highlight
and press
> Maps > Sprint
Navigation > Share & More > Share Address.
2. Highlight the Address field and press
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3. Select a category from the Share Address page,
.
4. Highlight an address and press
. You are then
returned to the previous Share Address page.
5. Select a recipient by selecting the Sent To field,
pressing
, and then choosing from one of the
following options:
䡲 Use either the keypad or keyboard to manually
enter the recipients phone number.
– or –
Choose an existing Contacts entry and
press
.
● Select from Contacts to use the Find search field
to select a recipient from your Contacts
(qualifying Contacts entries must contain a
wireless phone number).
䡲
Note
Only Contact entry numbers that are associated to a
Mobile profile are allowed to receive this address
information. The target phone number must be
assigned to a Mobile profile. See “Adding a New
Contacts Entry” on page 68.
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6. Select Done (right softkey) to store the recipients
and return to Share Address page.
7. Select Send Now to complete the delivery process.
Configuring Your Navigation
Preferences
1. Select
> Share & More > Preferences.
– or –
> Maps > Sprint
Highlight
and press
Navigation > Share & More > Preferences.
2. Scroll down the list and select an entry to change
its current setting:
Name: allows you to alter the current first and last
name registered with the service.
䡲 Email: allows you to alter the email address
registered with the service.
䡲 Route Style: allows you to choose the method
which is used to provide you directions from
Point A to Point B. The default is Fastest route.
Choose from one of the following options:
Fastest route, Traffic optimized, Shortest, Prefer
streets, Prefer highway, Pedestrian, or Ask me each
trip.
䡲 Traffic Alerts: allows you to either enable (On) or
disable (Off) real-time traffic alerts along your
current route.
䡲 Distance Units: allows you to alter the descriptions
used for distances: Mi/Ft (Miles/Feet) or Km/Meters.
䡲 Moving Maps: allows you to select the default map
type displayed for your navigation: 3D Moving Maps,
2D Moving Maps, or None (Turn Icons Only).
䡲 Backlight: allows you to configure the Backlight
setting between Always On, On At Turns, or
Device Settings.
●
GPS Navigation
䡲
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䡲
Audio Options: allows you to choose whether the
street names are announced during your
navigation.
● Options include: Full Audio, Instructions Only, or
No Audio.
䡲 Audio Language: allows you to change the
language currently used for announcements
between either English (US) or Spanish.
䡲 Call In: to alter the number used when accessing
Spoken directions from the TeleNav™ operator.
䡲 Help Card: allows you to configure the settings for
the onscreen help message (card).
● Options include: Show Three Times, Always On,
or Always Off.
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Launching the Product Tour
䊳
Select
> Share & More > Product Tour.
– or –
Highlight
> Maps > Sprint
and press
Navigation > Share & More > Product Tour.
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Section 4
Safety and Warranty
Information
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4A. Important Safety
Information
⽧
General Precautions (page 186)
⽧
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone
(page 187)
⽧
Using Your Phone With a Hearing Aid Device (page 188)
⽧
Caring for the Battery (page 190)
⽧
Radio Frequency (RF) Energy (page 191)
⽧
Owner’s Record (page 193)
⽧
User Guide Proprietary Notice (page 193)
This phone guide contains important operational and safety
information that will help you safely use your phone. Failure to
read and follow the information provided in this phone
guide may result in serious bodily injury, death, or
property damage.
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General Precautions
There are several simple guidelines to operating your phone
properly and maintaining safe, satisfactory service.
䢇 To maximize performance, do not touch the bottom portion
of your phone where the internal antenna is located while
using the phone.
䢇 Speak directly into the mouthpiece.
䢇 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.
䢇 Do not expose your phone to direct sunlight for extended
periods of time (such as on the dashboard of a car).
䢇 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.
䢇 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.
Note
For the best care of your phone, only Sprint-authorized
personnel should service your phone and accessories.
Failure to do so may be dangerous and void your warranty.
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access
to Your Phone
Do Not Rely on Your Phone for Emergency Calls
Mobile phones operate using radio signals, which cannot
guarantee connection in all conditions. Therefore you should
never rely solely upon any mobile phone for essential
communication (e.g., medical emergencies). Emergency calls
may not be possible on all cellular networks or when certain
network services or mobile phone features are in use. Check
with your local service provider for details.
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.
Tip
Purchase an optional hands-free accessory at your local
Sprint Store, or call Sprint at 1-866-866-7509. You can also
dial # 2 2 2 on your phone.
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 radio
frequency (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 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.
Important Safety Information
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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.
Note
Always turn off the phone in healthcare 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.
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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:
䡲 Fueling areas such as gas stations.
䡲 Below deck on boats.
䡲 Fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities.
䡲 Areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such
as grain, dust, or metal powders.
䡲 Any other area where you would normally be advised to
turn off your vehicle’s engine.
Note
Never transport or store flammable gas, flammable liquids,
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 Sprint invoice.
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Using Your Phone With a Hearing
Aid Device
A number of Sprint phones have been tested for hearing aid
device compatibility. When some wireless phones are used
with certain hearing devices (including hearing aids and
cochlear implants), users may detect a noise which can
interfere with the effectiveness of the hearing device.
Some hearing devices are more immune than others to this
interference noise, and phones also vary in the amount of
interference noise they may generate. ANSI standard C63.19
was developed to provide a standardized means of measuring
both wireless phone and hearing devices to determine usability
rating categories for both.
Ratings have been developed for mobile phones to assist
hearing device users find phones that may be compatible with
their hearing device. Not all phones have been rated for
compatibility with hearing devices. Phones that have been
rated have a label located on the box. Your Samsung Exclaim™
(SPH-M550) has an M3 and T3 rating.
These ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending
on the user’s hearing device and individual type and degree of
hearing loss. If a hearing device is particularly vulnerable to
interference noise; even a phone with a higher rating may still
cause unacceptable noise levels in the hearing device. Trying
out the phone with your hearing device is the best way to
evaluate it for your personal needs.
M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements for
hearing aid compatibility and are likely to generate less
interference to hearing devices than unrated phones. (M4 is the
better/higher of the two ratings.)
T-Ratings: Phones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and
are likely to be more usable with a hearing device’s telecoil (“T
Switch”or “Telephone Switch”) than unrated phones. (T4 is the
better/higher of the two ratings. Note that not all hearing
devices have telecoils in them.)
Hearing aid devices may also be measured for immunity to
interference noise from wireless phones and should have
ratings similar to phones. Ask your hearing healthcare
professional for the rating of your hearing aid. Add the rating of
your hearing aid and your phone to determine probable
usability:
䢇 Any combined rating equal to or greater than six offers
excellent use.
䢇 Any combined rating equal to five is considered normal use.
䢇 Any combined rating equal to four is considered usable.
Thus, if you pair an M3 hearing aid with an M3 phone, you will
have a combined rating of six for “excellent use.” This is
synonymous for T ratings.
Should you experience interference or find the quality of
service unsatisfactory after purchasing your phone, promptly
return it to the store within 30 days of purchase. With the Sprint
30-day Risk-Free Guarantee, you may return the phone within
30 days of purchase for a full refund. More information about
hearing aid compatibility may be found at: www.fcc.gov,
www.fda.gov, and www.accesswireless.org.
Getting the Best Hearing Device
Experience With Your Phone
Important Safety Information
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To further minimize interference:
䢇 Set the phone’s display and keypad backlight settings to
ensure the minimum time interval:
1. Highlight
Backlight.
and press
> Settings > Display >
2. Highlight the minimum time interval setting and press
.
䢇 Position the phone so the internal antenna is farthest from
your hearing aid.
䢇 Move the phone around to find the point with least
interference.
Sprint further suggests you experiment with multiple phones
(even those not labeled M3/T3 or M4/T4) while in the store to
find the one that works best with your hearing aid device.
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Caring for the Battery
䢇
Protecting Your Battery
䢇
The guidelines listed below help you get the most out of your
battery’s performance.
䢇 Recently there have been some public reports of wireless
phone batteries overheating, catching fire, or exploding. It
appears that many, if not all, of these reports involve
counterfeit or inexpensive, aftermarket-brand batteries with
unknown or questionable manufacturing standards. Sprint is
not aware of similar problems with Sprint phones resulting
from the proper use of batteries and accessories approved
by Sprint or the manufacturer of your phone. Use only Sprintapproved or manufacturer-approved batteries and
accessories found at Sprint Stores or through your phone’s
manufacturer, or call 1-866-866-7509 to order. They’re also
available at www.sprint.com — click Accessories. Buying the
right batteries and accessories is the best way to ensure
they’re genuine and safe.
䢇 In order to avoid damage, charge the battery only in
temperatures that range from 32° F to 113° F (0° C to 45° C).
䢇 Don’t use the battery charger in direct sunlight or in high
humidity areas, such as the bathroom.
䢇 Never dispose of the battery by incineration.
䢇 Keep the metal contacts on top of the battery clean.
䢇 Don’t attempt to disassemble or short-circuit the battery.
䢇 The battery may need recharging if it has not been used for
a long period of time.
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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:
-4° F to 140° F (-20° C to 60° C)
More than one month:
-4° F to 113° F (-20° C to 45° C)
Disposal of Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Batteries
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Li-Ion battery as you can
be burned.
For safe disposal options of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your
nearest Sprint 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.
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Understanding How Your Phone Operates
Your phone is basically a radio transmitter and receiver. When
it’s turned on, it receives and transmits radio frequency (RF)
signals. When you use your phone, the system handling your
call controls the power level. This power can range from 0.006
watt to 0.2 watt in digital mode.
Knowing Radio Frequency Safety
The design of your 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).
Body-Worn Operation
Important Safety Information
Radio Frequency (RF) Energy
To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines, if
you wear a handset on your body, use a Sprint-supplied or
Sprint-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-Sprint-approved
accessories may violate FCC RF exposure guidelines.
For more information about RF exposure, visit the FCC Web
site at www.fcc.gov.
Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) for Wireless
Phones
The SAR value corresponds to the relative amount of RF
energy absorbed into 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.
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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 Exclaim™ are:
Cellular CDMA mode (Part 22):
Head: #### W/kg; Body-worn: ####W/kg
PCS mode (Part 24):
Head: #### W/kg; Body-worn: #### W/kg
FCC Radio Frequency Emission
This phone meets the FCC Radio Frequency Emission
Guidelines.
FCC ID number: A3LSPHM550.
More information on the phone’s SAR can be found from the
following FCC website: http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/.
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Note
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation.
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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.
User Guide Proprietary Notice
Important Safety Information
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
䢇 Reorient the direction of the internal antenna.
䢇 Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
䢇 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
䢇 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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 Nuance Communications, Inc. 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 Guide template version 8a_XUI_FM (November 2008)
Model: SPH-M550 (Samsung Exclaim™)
Serial No.:
4A. Important Safety Information
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Note
4B. Manufacturer’s Warranty
⽧
Manufacturer’s Warranty (page 195)
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 in this section.
For information regarding the terms and conditions of
service for your phone, please visit www.sprint.com or
call Sprint Customer Service at 1-888-211-4727.
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4B. Manufacturer’s Warranty
In addition to the warranty provided by your phone’s
manufacturer, which is detailed on the following
pages, Sprint offers a number of optional plans to
cover your equipment for non-warranty claims. Sprint
Total Equipment Protection provides the combined
coverage of the Sprint Equipment Replacement
Program and the Sprint Equipment Service and Repair
Program, both of which are available separately. Each
of these programs may be signed up for within 30
days of activating your phone. For more details,
please visit your nearest Sprint Store or call Sprint at
1-800-584-3666.
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STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY
What is Covered and For How Long?
SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC
("SAMSUNG") warrants to the original purchaser ("Purchaser")
that SAMSUNG's Phones and accessories ("Products") are free
from defects in material and workmanship under normal use
and service for the period commencing upon the date of
purchase and continuing for the following specified period of
time after that date:
Phone
1 Year
Batteries
1 Year
Leather Case/Pouch/Holster
90 Days
Game Pad
90 Days
Other Phone Accessories
1 Year
What is Not Covered?
This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of
Product by Purchaser. This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a)
defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse,
neglect, unusual physical, electrical or electromechanical
stress, or modification of any part of Product, including antenna,
or cosmetic damage; (b) equipment that has the serial number
removed or made illegible; (c) any plastic surfaces or other
externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to
normal use; (d) malfunctions resulting from the use of Product
in conjunction with accessories, products, or ancillary/
peripheral equipment not furnished or approved by
SAMSUNG; (e) defects or damage from improper testing,
operation, maintenance, installation, or adjustment; (f)
installation, maintenance, and service of Product, or (g) Product
used or purchased outside the United States or Canada.
This Limited Warranty covers batteries only if battery capacity
falls below 80% of rated capacity or the battery leaks, and this
Limited Warranty does not cover any battery if (i) the battery
has been charged by a battery charger not specified or
approved by SAMSUNG for charging the battery, (ii) any of the
seals on the battery are broken or show evidence of tampering,
or (iii) the battery has been used in equipment other than the
SAMSUNG phone for which it is specified.
Warranty
Manufacturer’s Warranty
What are SAMSUNG’s Obligations?
During the applicable warranty period, SAMSUNG will repair or
replace, at SAMSUNG's sole option, without charge to
Purchaser, any defective component part of Product. To obtain
service under this Limited Warranty, Purchaser must return
Product to an authorized phone service facility in an adequate
container for shipping, accompanied by Purchaser's sales
receipt or comparable substitute proof of sale showing the date
of purchase, the serial number of Product and the sellers'
name and address. To obtain assistance on where to deliver
the Product, call Samsung Customer Care at 1-888-987-4357.
Upon receipt, SAMSUNG will promptly repair or replace the
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defective Product. SAMSUNG may, at SAMSUNG's sole option,
use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when
repairing any Product or replace Product with a rebuilt,
reconditioned or new Product. Repaired/replaced leather
cases, pouches and holsters will be warranted for a period of
ninety (90) days. All other repaired/replaced Product will be
warranted for a period equal to the remainder of the original
Limited Warranty on the original Product or for 90 days,
whichever is longer. All replaced parts, components, boards
and equipment shall become the property of SAMSUNG.
If SAMSUNG determines that any Product is not covered by this
Limited Warranty, Purchaser must pay all parts, shipping, and
labor charges for the repair or return of such Product.
What Are the Limits on SAMSUNG’s Liability?
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY
CONTAINED HEREIN, PURCHASER TAKES THE PRODUCT
"AS IS," AND SAMSUNG MAKES NO WARRANTY OR
REPRESENTATION AND THERE ARE NO CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, OF ANY
KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
THE MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRODUCT OR ITS FITNESS
FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE;
WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT;
DESIGN, CONDITION, QUALITY, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE
PRODUCT;
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THE WORKMANSHIP OF THE PRODUCT OR THE
COMPONENTS CONTAINED THEREIN; OR
COMPLIANCE OF THE PRODUCT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS
OF ANY LAW, RULE, SPECIFICATION OR CONTRACT
PERTAINING THERETO.
NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL SHALL
BE CONSTRUED TO CREATE AN EXPRESS WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS THAT MAY
ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING IF APPLICABLE
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY
LIMITED TO THE SAME DURATION OF TIME AS THE EXPRESS
WRITTEN WARRANTY STATED HEREIN. SOME STATES/
PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG
AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ADDITION, SAMSUNG SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR
INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT OR ARISING DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY FROM THE USE OR LOSS OF USE OF THE
PRODUCT OR FROM THE BREACH OF THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY, INCLUDING INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF
ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR BENEFITS, OR FOR DAMAGES
ARISING FROM ANY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
GROSS NEGLIGENCE) OR FAULT COMMITTED BY
SAMSUNG, ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, OR FOR ANY
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THE ABILITY TO INTEGRATE ANY SUCH SOFTWARE OR
EQUIPMENT WITH THE PRODUCT. THE QUALITY,
CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS, PERFORMANCE AND
SUITABILITY OF ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR
EQUIPMENT LIE SOLELY WITH THE PURCHASER AND THE
DIRECT VENDOR, OWNER OR SUPPLIER OF SUCH THIRDPARTY SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT, AS THE CASE MAY BE.
This Limited Warranty allocates risk of Product failure between
Purchaser and SAMSUNG, and SAMSUNG's Product pricing
reflects this allocation of risk and the limitations of liability
contained in this Limited Warranty. The agents, employees,
distributors, and dealers of SAMSUNG are not authorized to
make modifications to this Limited Warranty, or make additional
warranties binding on SAMSUNG. Accordingly, additional
statements such as dealer advertising or presentation, whether
oral or written, do not constitute warranties by SAMSUNG and
should not be relied upon.
End User License Agreement for Software
Warranty
BREACH OF CONTRACT OR FOR ANY CLAIM BROUGHT
AGAINST PURCHASER BY ANY OTHER PARTY. SOME
STATES/PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION 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/PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE
OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS
PRODUCT AND STATES PURCHASER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
IF ANY PORTION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS HELD
ILLEGAL OR UNENFORCEABLE BY REASON OF ANY LAW,
SUCH PARTIAL ILLEGALITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY SHALL
NOT AFFECT THE ENFORCEABILITY FOR THE REMAINDER
OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY WHICH PURCHASER
ACKNOWLEDGES IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE CONSTRUED TO
BE LIMITED BY ITS TERMS OR AS LIMITED AS THE LAW
PERMITS. THE PARTIES UNDERSTAND THAT THE
PURCHASER MAY USE THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR
EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRODUCT.
SAMSUNG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS
AND THERE ARE NO CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AS TO THE QUALITY,
CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS, PERFORMANCE OR
SUITABILITY OF ANY THIRDPARTY SOFTWARE OR
EQUIPMENT, WHETHER SUCH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR
EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED WITH THE PRODUCT
DISTRIBUTED BY SAMSUNG OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING
IMPORTANT. READ CAREFULLY: This End User License
Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either
an individual or a single entity) and Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd. for software owned by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and
its affiliated companies and its third party suppliers and
licensors that accompanies this EULA, which includes
computer software and may include associated media, printed
materials, "online" or electronic documentation ("Software").
BY CLICKING THE "I ACCEPT" BUTTON (OR IF YOU BYPASS
OR OTHERWISE DISABLE THE "I ACCEPT", AND STILL
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INSTALL, COPY, DOWNLOAD, ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE
THE SOFTWARE), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS OF THIS EULA. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS
IN THIS EULA, YOU MUST CLICK THE "DECLINE" BUTTON,
DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SOFTWARE.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Samsung grants you the following
rights provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of
this EULA: You may install, use, access, display and run one
copy of the Software on the local hard disk(s) or other
permanent storage media of one computer and use the
Software on a single computer or a mobile device at a time,
and you may not make the Software available over a network
where it could be used by multiple computers at the same
time. You may make one copy of the Software in machinereadable form for backup purposes only; provided that the
backup copy must include all copyright or other proprietary
notices contained on the original.
2. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS AND OWNERSHIP. Samsung
reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA.
The Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual
property laws and treaties. Samsung or its suppliers own the
title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the
Software. The Software is licensed, not sold.
3. LIMITATIONS ON END USER RIGHTS. You may not reverse
engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to
discover the source code or algorithms of, the Software (except
and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted
by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation), or modify, or
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disable any features of, the Software, or create derivative works
based on the Software. You may not rent, lease, lend,
sublicense or provide commercial hosting services with the
Software.
4. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. You agree that Samsung and
its affiliates may collect and use technical information gathered
as part of the product support services related to the Software
provided to you, if any, related to the Software. Samsung may
use this information solely to improve its products or to provide
customized services or technologies to you and will not
disclose this information in a form that personally identifies you.
5. UPGRADES. This EULA applies to updates, supplements
and add-on components (if any) of the Software that Samsung
may provide to you or make available to you after the date you
obtain your initial copy of the Software, unless we provide other
terms along with such upgrade. To use Software identified as
an upgrade, you must first be licensed for the Software
identified by Samsung as eligible for the upgrade. After
upgrading, you may no longer use the Software that formed the
basis for your upgrade eligibility.
6. SOFTWARE TRANSFER. You may not transfer this EULA or
the rights to the Software granted herein to any third party
unless it is in connection with the sale of the mobile device
which the Software accompanied. In such event, the transfer
must include all of the Software (including all component parts,
the media and printed materials, any upgrades, this EULA) and
you may not retain any copies of the Software. The transfer may
not be an indirect transfer, such as a consignment. Prior to the
transfer, the end user receiving the Software must agree to all
the EULA terms.
7. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that the
Software is subject to export restrictions of various countries.
You agree to comply with all applicable international and
national laws that apply to the Software, including the U.S.
Export Administration Regulations, as well as end user, end
use, and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and other
governments.
8. TERMINATION. This EULA is effective until terminated. Your
rights under this License will terminate automatically without
notice from Samsung if you fail to comply with any of the terms
and conditions of this EULA. Upon termination of this EULA,
you shall cease all use of the Software and destroy all copies,
full or partial, of the Software.
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. You expressly acknowledge
and agree that use of the Software is at your sole risk and that
the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy
and effort is with you. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED
BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS"
AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND, AND SAMSUNG AND ITS LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY
REFERRED TO AS "SAMSUNG" FOR THE PURPOSES OF
SECTIONS 9, 10 and 11) HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE
SOFTWARE, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY,
OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, OF
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF RELIABILITY OR
AVAILABILITY, OF ACCURACY, OF LACK OF VIRUSES, OF
QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD
PARTY RIGHTS. SAMSUNG DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST
INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE
SOFTWARE, THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE
SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE
OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED
OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE
WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION
OR ADVICE GIVEN BY SAMSUNG OR A SAMSUNG
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A
WARRANTY. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE,
YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE
STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THESE
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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10. EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND
CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT NOT
PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SAMSUNG BE
LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR ANY INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER, OR FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA,
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR FOR ANY PECUNIARY
DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO
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YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, THE
PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT OR
OTHER SERVICES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND
RELATED CONTENT THROUGH THE SOFTWARE OR
OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE,
OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY
PROVISION OF THIS EULA, HOWEVER CAUSED,
REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF
LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Notwithstanding any damages
that you might incur for any reason whatsoever (including,
without limitation, all damages referenced herein and all direct
or general damages in contract or anything else), the entire
liability of Samsung under any provision of this EULA and your
exclusive remedy hereunder shall be limited to the greater of
the actual damages you incur in reasonable reliance on the
Software up to the amount actually paid by you for the Software
or US$5.00. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and
disclaimers (including Sections 9, 10 and 11) shall apply to the
maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any
remedy fails its essential purpose.
12. U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS. The Software is licensed
only with "restricted rights" and as "commercial items"
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consisting of "commercial software" and "commercial software
documentation" with only those rights as are granted to all
other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.
13. APPLICABLE LAW. This EULA is governed by the laws of
TEXAS, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. This EULA
shall not be governed by the UN Convention on Contracts for
the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is
expressly excluded. If a dispute, controversy or difference is not
amicably settled, it shall be finally resolved by arbitration in
Seoul, Korea in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the
Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. The award of arbitration
shall be final and binding upon the parties.
14. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SEVERABILITY. This EULA is the
entire agreement between you and Samsung relating to the
Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or
written communications, proposals and representations with
respect to the Software or any other subject matter covered by
this EULA. If any provision of this EULA is held to be void,
invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall
continue in full force and effect.
Precautions for Transfer and Disposal
If data stored on this device is deleted or reformatted using the
standard methods, the data only appears to be removed on a
superficial level, and it may be possible for someone to retrieve
and reuse the data by means of special software.
To avoid unintended information leaks and other problems of
this sort, it is recommended that the device be returned to
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Samsung’s Customer Care Center for an Extended File System
(EFS) Clear which will eliminate all user memory and return all
settings to default settings. Please contact the Samsung
Customer Care Center for details.
Important
No reproduction in whole or in part allowed without prior
written approval. Specifications and availability subject to
change without notice.
Please provide warranty information (proof of
purchase) to Samsung’s Customer Care
Center in order to provide this service at no
charge. If the warranty has expired on the
device, charges may apply.
Customer Care Center:
Warranty
1000 Klein Rd.
Plano, TX 75074
Toll Free Tel: 1.888.987.HELP (4357)
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC:
1301 East Lookout Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082
Phone: 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)
Important
If you are using a handset other than a
standard numeric keypad, dial the numbers
listed in brackets.
Phone: 1-888-987-HELP (4357)
©2009 Samsung Telecommunications America. All rights
reserved.
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Index
Disposal 190
Installing 17
Bluetooth 124–129
FTP File Exchange 128
Pairing 126
PC Pairing 127
Sending Data 128
Sending Items 128
Settings 125
Trusted Devices 126
Bubble
Adding 45
Removing 46
Buying Ringers and Games
152
A
Abbreviated Dialing 28, 60
Activation 3
Airplane Mode 57
Alarm Clock 86
Alert Notification 51
Alpha 30
Answering Calls 22
Applications
Downloading 152
Automatic Speech
Recognition 90–96
Automatic Speech
Recognition (ASR) 90
B
Backlight 52
Battery 16–19
Capacity 16
Charging 18
C
Calculator 88
Calendar 78–82
Adding Events 78
Adding Events to Personal
Calendar 78
Adding Events to Work
Calendar 83
Countdown 82
Editing Events 80
Erasing Events 80
Event Alert Menu 79
Task List 81
Viewing Events 80
Call Forwarding 140
Call Guard 142
Call Waiting 139
Callback Number 56
Caller ID 139
Camcorder 110–111
Camera - See also Pictures
104
Options 107
Selftimer 107
Settings 109
Zoom 109
Car-Kit/Headset 60
Carousel
Adding a Tile 42
Editing 45
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Removing a Tile 44
Replacing Tiles 44
Resetting 45
Shortcuts 59
Contacts 68–77
Adding a New Group 73
Adding a Number 70
Adding an Entry 68
Assigning a Picture 74, 105
Assigning Ringers 73
Deleting 71
Dialing From 29
Editing 70
Editing a Number 71
Entry Options 69
Finding Entries 74
Saving a Phone Number 69
Secret Entries 75
Sending Via Bluetooth 128
Contacts Match 28
Countdown
Creating 82
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Language 54
Screen Saver 52
Downloading
Applications 154
Games 154
Ringers 154
Screen Savers 154
Downloading Ringers and
Games 152
Driving Directions 177
D
Data
Disable 64
Enable 64
Data Roam Guard 143
Data Services 144–160
Chat 152
Enabling and Disabling 64
FAQs 159
Home Page 145
Launching the Web 145
Password 4
Security Features 64
User Name 144
Default Settings. 63
Dialing Options 21
Digit Dial
Adapting 93
Disable Vision 64
Display Screen 11, 52
Brightness 53
Contrast 53
E
Email 149
Emergency Numbers 23
Emoticons 30
End-of-Call Options 25
Enhanced 911 (E911) 24
Entering Characters
Letters 37
Numbers 37
Preset Messages 38
Symbols 38
Entering Text 30–39
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Erasing a Day’s Events 80
Erasing Single Event 81
Going To 80
Viewing 80
Event Alert Menu 79
Exchange Folders 128
H
Headset 60
Hide Secret 75
History 65–67
Erasing 67
Making a Call 66
Saving a Number 66
Home Screen
Bubbles 45
Personalizing 45
F
Facebook 156
Family Locator 176
FCC Notice 192
File Manager 85
From Name 57
FTP Contents Folder 128
I
In-Call Options 24
Instant Messaging 151
Internet - See Web 155
G
Games
Buying and Downloading
152
Google 155
GPS Navigation
Registration 175
GPS Services 174
K
Key Functions 9
Key Tone 51
Tone Length 52
Tone Type 51
Tone Volume 51
Keypad Time Length 52
Index
Index
ABC Mode 31
Dual Language 34
Emoticons 32
Multi-tap Entry 31
Numbers 32
Preset Messages 32, 33
Selecting Mode 30
Smileys 32
Symbols 32
T9 Text Input 30
Erasing
Contacts 62
Messages 63
My Stuff 63
Pictures and Video 63
Web Cache 62
Web Cookies 62
Web History 62
Erasing Phone Content 62
Event
Adding 78, 83
Alert Menu 79
Editing 80, 84
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L
Language 54
Location Settings 54
Lock Code
Changing 61
Locking Your Phone 61
M
Main Screen Navigation 40–46
Bubbles 45
Carousel 42
Tiles 42
Tutorial 41
Making Calls 20
Menu i
Navigation 19
Menu Orientation 54
Menu Style 53
Messaging
Adding a New Preset
Message 56
Callback Number 56
Email 149
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Notification 55
Other Settings 56
Preset Messages 55
Signature 55
SMS Voice Messaging 137
microSD Card 99–103
Creating Folders 101
File Manager 85
Formatting 101
Missed Calls 23
Multitasking 167
Music 164
My Content Manager 154
My Driver 170
My Favorites
Creating from a Recent Place
182
Creating from Current
Location 181
My Text 38
MySpace 155
N
NASCAR
Alerts & Personalization 171
Audio/Video 170
Exit 171
Fantasy 171
Help 171
My Driver 170
NASCAR on SPEED 170
News 170
Sprint FanZone 170
Stats & Schedules 170
Nascar 170
Navigating the Main Screen
40–46
Navigating the Menus 19
Navigation 175
2D Map 179
3D Map 178
Address 177
Businesses 180
Finding the Cheapest Gas
181
Intersection 175
Map Results 180
Summary 179
Traffic Conditions 179
Navigation Preferences 183
Net Guard 146
NFL
Alerts 172
Audio&Video 172
Fantasy 172
Help 172
My Team 171
News & Photos 172
NFL Central 171
NFL Network 171
Scores & Standings 172
Stats & Schedules 172
Teams & Standings 172
NFL Mobile Live 171
Number 30
O
Owner’s Record 193
P
Pauses 27
Personal Calendar 78–82
Personalizing 47
Ringer 47
Screen Saver 47
Phone (illus.) 8
Phone Book
see Contacts
Phone Number
Abbreviated Dialing 28
Contacts Match 28
Displaying 20
Finding 26
Plus Code Dialing 28
Prepending 28
Saving 26, 69
With Pauses 27
Phone Settings 47–64
Airplane Mode 57
Auto-Answer Mode 60
Call Answer Mode 59
Default 63
Display Settings 52–54
Language 54
Location Settings 54
Messaging Settings 55–57
Sound Settings 48–52
TTY Use 58
Phone Updates 89
PictBridge 121
PictBridge Printing 121
Picture Account
Resetting 63
Pictures
Assigning as Screen Saver
105
Assigning to Contacts 105
microSD Folders 112
PictBridge 121
Printing 121
Sending Via Bluetooth 128
Storing 112
Pictures - See also Camera
104
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Scheduled Events 49
Ringers
Assigning to Contacts 73
Buying and Downloading 48,
152
Setting for Messages 49
Silence All 51
Vibrate 50
Roaming 141–143
Call Guard 142
Data Roam Guard 143
Roam Mode 142
Sending 114
Taking 104
Plus Code Dialing 28
PowerSave Mode 53
Preferred Roaming List 89
Prepend 28
Pre-set Message 56
Preset Messages 55, 137
PRL 89
Product Tour 184
R
Recent Location
Sharing 182
Recent Place
Adding to My Favorites 182
Reset One Click 45
Resetting Your Phone 64
Resetting Your Picture
Account 63
Ringer Types 48, 49
Incoming Calls 48
Roaming 49
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S
Safety Information 186–193
Saving a Phone Number 26, 69
ScanLife 172
Scheduler 78
Screen Savers
Assigning Pictures 105
Downloading 152
Security 61–64
Data Services 64
Menu 61
Settings 47–64
Shooting Video 110–111
Shortcuts
Resetting 63
Silence All 51
SMS Text Messaging 135
SMS Voice 138
SMS Voice Messaging 137
Softkeys 9
Software Updates
Downloading 89
Sounds
Alert Notification 51
Key Tone 51
Vibrate All 50
Volume 50
Special Numbers 62
Speed Dial 29
Assigning Numbers 71
Sprint Family Locator 176
Sprint Music Store 164
Sprint Navigation
Using 175
Sprint One Click 40–46
see also Main Screen
Navigation
Sprint Picture Mail
Downloading Online Pictures
118
Managing 116
Registering 106
Sending Pictures 114
Uploading Pictures 117
Sprint Service
Account Passwords 4
Activation 3
Dialing Sprint Services 76
Operator Services 6
Sprint 411 6
Sprint TV 161
Streaming Music 169
Symbol 30
T
T9 Text Input 30
T9(English) 30
Task List 81
Creating 81
Managing 81
Text Entry
see Entering Text
Text Messaging 135
Preset Messages 137
Text Options 30, 33
Three-Way Calling 140
Tip Calculator 88
TTY Use 58
Turning Your Phone On and
Off 15
TV 161
U
Unlocking Your Phone 61
Updating Your Phone 89
V
Vibrate 50
Videos
Options 110
Recording 110
Storing 112
Voice Dialing 91
Voice Memos 96
Deleting 97
Editing the Caption 98
Information 98
Playing 97
Voice Messaging 137
Voice Messaging (SMS) 137
Voice Service
Picture Mail Message 95
Voice SMS
Options 56
Voicemail
Clear Icon 134
Notification 132
Retrieving 133
Setting Up 3, 132
VoiceSMS 137
Index
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Net Guard 146
User Name 144
Web Browser
Resetting 159
Whisper
Off 25
On 25
Wireless Backup 76
Work Calendar 83
Accessing Events 83
Editing Events 84
Selecting a Date 83
Viewing 83
World Time 88
Volume 50
Volume Settings
Adjusting 50
Advanced 50
Alarm 50
Applications 50
Earpiece 50
Headset 50
Picture Mail 50
Ringer 50
Speakerphone 50
Text Message 50
Voicemail 50
W
Warranty 195
Web 144–159
Downloading Content 152
Email 149
FAQs 159
Home Page 145
Launching 145
My Content Manager 154
Navigating the Web 158
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Z
Zoom 109