Installing the SIM card and battery
SGH-C170
User’s Guide
1. Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
Charging the battery
1. Plug the supplied travel adapter.
Navigation keys
In Menu mode, scroll
through menu options.
In Idle mode, access the
following menus:
Up: FM Radio
Down: your favourite
menu
Battery
cover
2. Install the battery and reattach the cover.
Phone layout and key functions
Soft keys
Perform functions
indicated by the text
above the key.
To AC wall outlet
2. When charging is finished, unplug the adapter.
Dial key
Make and answer a
call. In Idle mode,
retrieve the most
recent calls.
• Depending on the software installed or your service provider or country,
some of the descriptions in this guide may not match your phone exactly.
• Depending on your country, your phone and accessories may appear different
from the illustrations in this guide.
Press and hold
in Idle mode to disable all sounds on the phone.
To exit, press and hold this key again.
Voicemail
server
Press and hold 1 in Idle mode to access your voicemail server.
Keypad lock Lock the keypad, when pressed and held
mode
SOS
mode
in Idle mode, to ignore
accidental key pressing. To unlock, press the Unlock soft key and
then this key.
Press C four times when the keypad is locked to send an SOS
message to preset numbers. Once the SOS message is sent, the
phone will change to SOS mode and will receive calls only from the
registered recipients. Upon receiving a call from the SOS message
to
recipients, the phone will automatically answer the call. Press
exit SOS mode.
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the top of the
screen:
Icon
Description
Received signal strength
Keypad lock mode
Call in progress
Out of your service area; you cannot make or receive calls
except for emergency calls
GPRS network
Roaming network
Display
Silent mode
Your phone is in Idle mode when you are not on a call or using a menu.
You must be in Idle mode to dial a phone number.
Icons
Text and graphics
Call ringer set to vibrate
Call diverting feature active
Phonebook
for more than two seconds.
.
Adjusting the volume
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key.
3. Press the Navigation keys to adjust the volume level.
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key.
4. Press the OK soft key.
2. Select Phone settings → Language.
Changing a ringtone for calls
3. Select a language.
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key.
Making a call
2. Select Sound settings → Ring tone.
1. In Idle mode, enter an area code and phone number, and press
2. When you want to end the call, press
Soft key function
indicators
2. When you want to end the call, press
.
2. Select Sound settings → Ring volume.
Changing the display language
.
3. Select a ringtone.
.
Redialling recent numbers
Alarm set
Answering a call
1. In Idle mode, press
1. When the phone rings, press the Accept soft key or
call.
to answer a
.
2. Press the Navigation keys to scroll to the number you want.
3. Press
to dial the number.
Menu map
In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key to enter the main menu.
Labels at the bottom corners of the display
show the current soft key functions. Press
the left soft key (
) or right soft key
(
) to perform the function indicated.
To select or modify a menu or feature:
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key.
2. Press the Navigation keys to reach a desired menu and then press
the Select soft key.
3. If the menu contains any submenus, locate the one you want by
pressing the Navigation keys. Press the Select soft key to enter the
submenu.
If the selected menu contains additional submenus, repeat this step.
To exit the menu
without changing
the menu settings,
press this key.
Use Down as a shortcut to access your favourite
menu. Up is fixed as a shortcut to FM Radio.
1.
2.
3.
4.
2. If the time & date message appears, press the Yes soft key and set the
time and date by the following onscreen instructions.
New voicemail message
Using the menus
To return to the
previous menu
level, press the
soft key or C.
for more than one second to switch on the phone.
3. To switch off the phone, press and hold
Alphanumeric keys
To reject the call, press the Reject soft key or
New text message
Battery power level
Menu
Switching on or off the phone
1. Press and hold
Silent mode key
X Silent mode
Keypad lock key
X Keypad lock mode
Note: Do not remove the battery from the phone without unplugging the
adapter first. Otherwise, the phone may be damaged.
Printed in Korea
Code No.: GH68-13845A
English (EU). 04/2007. Rev.1.0
Silent
mode
Cancel/Clear key
Delete characters
from the display.
Return the display to
the previous menu
level.
Voicemail server key
X Voicemail server
Battery
World Wide Web
http://www.samsungmobile.com
Power/End key
Turn the phone on or
off when pressed and
held. Also, end a call.
In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key.
Select Phone settings → Short cut.
Select Key down.
Select a menu to be assigned to the key.
4. Press the Navigation keys to find the setting of your choice.
5. Press the Select soft key to confirm your chosen setting.
1. SIM AT*
2. Call records
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Missed calls
Received calls
Dialled calls
Delete all
Call time
Call cost*
4. Sound settings
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
Ring tone
Ring volume
Alert type
Keypad tone
Keypad volume
Message tone
Alert on call
Extra tones
5. Messages
3. Network services
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Call diverting
Call barring
Call waiting
Network selection
Caller ID
Closed user group
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.0
Inbox
Outbox
Write new
Templates
Settings
SOS messages
Delete all
Memory status
Voice mail
Broadcast
6. Funbox
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
WAP browser
Sounds
Images
Delete all
Memory status
7. Organiser
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
Alarm
Calendar
Time & Date
Calculator
To do list
Voice memo
Currency exchange
8. FM Radio
9. Phone settings
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
Display settings
Greeting message
Own number
Language
Security
Extra settings
Short cut
Reset settings
Press the Phonebook soft
key in Idle mode.
1 Search
2 New entry
3 Group search
4 Edit group
5 Speed dial
6 Delete all
7 Memory status
8 SDN*
* Shows only if supported by your SIM
card.
Entering text
4. Press
to insert a space and enter the next word.
• To insert a space between characters, press
Changing the text input mode
ABC mode
In a text input field, press the right soft key until the input mode indicator
you want appears:
Press the keys labelled with the character you want:
•
: T9 mode
- twice for the second character
•
: ABC mode
- and so on.
•
: Number mode
For example, press 2 three times to enter “C” and 5 two times to enter
“K.”
• None: Symbol mode
1. Press 2 to 9 to start entering a word. Press each key once for one
letter.
Example: To enter “Hello” in T9 mode, press 4, 3, 5, 5, and 6.
T9 predicts the word that you are typing, and it may change with each
key that you press.
2. Enter the whole word before editing or deleting characters.
3. When the word displays correctly, go to step 4. Otherwise, press 0 to
display alternative word choices for the keys that you have pressed.
For example, Of and Me use 6 and 3.
Description
Select
Find a
contact
Search for contacts in Phonebook.
Phonebook
> Search
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key.
Add a new
contact
Add a new contact to Phonebook.
Phonebook
> New entry
2. Select Messages → Write new.
Search
group
Search for Phonebook contacts in
caller groups.
Phonebook
> Group search
3. Enter the message text.
Change
properties
of a caller
group
Select a ringtone for incoming
calls and messages from
members of a group. Also change
the group name.
Phonebook
> Edit group
Speed dial
Assign speed dial numbers (2 to
9) for eight of your most
frequently dialled numbers.
Phonebook
> Speed dial
Delete
Phonebook
contacts
Delete all Phonebook contacts
stored in the phone’s memory, on
the SIM card, or both.
Phonebook
> Delete all
Phonebook
memory
status
View the total number of
Phonebook contacts in the
phone’s memory or on the SIM
card.
Phonebook
> Memory status
4. Press the Options soft key and add items using the following options:
Press the keys corresponding to the digits you want.
This section provides brief explanations of features on your phone.
Feature
Sending an SMS message
Number mode
T9 mode
.
• To enter punctuation marks in T9 mode or ABC mode, press 1.
- once for the first character
Quick feature reference
.
• To change case in T9 mode or ABC mode, press
• Add objects: add sounds, images, or animated images.
Symbol mode
• Add templates: add text templates.
Press the number keys corresponding to the symbol you want and press
the OK soft key. You can press the Navigation keys to display more
symbols.
• Add phonebook: add Phonebook contacts.
• Add bookmark: add bookmark items.
Tips for entering text
5. Press the Options soft key and select Send only, Save and send, or
Save only.
• To move the cursor, press the Navigation keys.
6. If you select Save and send or Save only, select a memory location.
• To delete characters one by one, press C. To clear the display, press and
hold C.
7. Enter a destination number and press the OK soft key.
Feature
Description
Select
Feature
Description
Select
Feature
Description
Select
Feature
Description
Select
SDN
(Service
Dialling
Number)
Access the list of service numbers
assigned by your service
provider, if supported by your SIM
card.
Phonebook
> SDN
Alert type
Select an alert type for the call
ringer.
Menu > Sound
settings > Alert type
Messaging
options
Set options for using messaging
services.
Menu > Messages
> Settings
Check the amount of memory in
use for sounds and images.
Menu > Funbox
> Memory status
Use the SIM
service
Use a variety of additional
services offered by your service
provider.
Menu > SIM AT
Select key
tone
Select a tone which the phone
sounds when you press a key.
Menu
> Sound settings
> Keypad tone
SOS
messages
Activate the SOS message feature. Menu > Messages
> SOS messages
Enter recipients and select the
repeat mode.
Funbox
memory
status
Alarm
Set an alarm to sound at a
specific time.
Menu > Organiser
> Alarm
Adjust the key volume.
View the most recent calls you
have dialled, received, or missed.
Menu > Call records
> Missed calls,
Received calls,
Dialled calls
Menu
> Sound settings
> Keypad volume
Delete
messages
Delete messages in each message
box, or all messages at once.
Menu > Messages
> Delete all
Calendar
View recent
calls
Select key
volume
Keep track of daily or monthly
schedules.
Menu > Organiser
> Calendar
Menu > Messages
> Memory status
Time and
date
Set the current time and date
manually.
Menu > Organiser
> Time & Date
Calculator
Menu > Call records
> Delete all
Menu
> Sound settings
> Message tone
Check memory information for
messages.
Delete the call logs in each call
type, or all logs at once.
Select the alert ringtone for
incoming SMS and broadcast
messages.
Message
memory
status
Delete
recent calls
Select
message
tone
Alert on call
Perform basic arithmetic
functions.
Menu > Organiser
> Calculator
Task list
Menu > Call records
> Call time
Access your voicemail server and
listen to messages on the
network.
Menu > Messages
> Voice mail
View the duration of recent calls
you have dialled and received.
Also reset the time counter.
Menu
> Sound settings
> Alert on call
Voicemail
Call time
display
Set the phone to alert you when
you receive a new message or
when the time for an alarm
comes during a call.
Create a list of tasks and assign a
deadline to each task.
Menu > Organiser
> To do list
Menu > Messages
> Broadcast
Record voice memos and listen to
them.
Menu > Organiser
> Voice memo
View the cost of your calls.
Menu > Call records
> Call cost
Menu > Sound
settings > Extra tones
Change settings for the service
and access broadcast messages.
Call cost
display
Set additional tones for the
phone.
Broadcast
message
Voice memo
Extra tones
Currency
converter
Menu > Organiser
> Currency exchange
Access network services offered
by your service provider.
Menu
> Network services
Menu > Messages
> Inbox, Outbox
Menu > Funbox
> WAP browser
Network
services
Read received or sent messages.
Launch and configure the web
browser.
Do currency conversions.
Read SMS
messages
Web
browser
Menu > Funbox
> Sounds, Images
Listen to music or news via the
FM radio on your phone.
Select
ringtone
and volume
Select a ringtone for incoming
calls, or a volume level.
Menu
> Sound settings
> Ring tone, Ring
volume
Menu > Messages
> Write new
Access sounds or images in your
phone’s memory.
Menu > FM Radio
Create and send messages to
other mobile phones.
Access
media files
FM Radio
Send SMS
messages
Message
templates
Preset templates of frequently
used messages.
Menu > Messages
> Templates
Delete all
media files
Delete sounds or images in each
media box, or all media files at
once.
Menu > Funbox
> Delete all
Display
settings
Change settings for the display
and backlight.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Display settings
Feature
Description
Select
Greeting
message
Enter the greeting message to be
displayed when the phone is
switched on.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Greeting message
Check your
own phone
numbers
Check your phone numbers or
assign a name to them.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Own number
Display
language
Select a language to be used for
the display text.
Menu > Phone
settings > Language
Security
Protect the phone against
unauthorised use.
Menu > Phone
settings > Security
Track your phone when it is stolen
or lost. When someone tries to
use your phone with other SIM
card, the phone will automatically
send the preset tracking message
to your family or friends. This
feature may be unavailable due to
certain features supported by
your service provider.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Security
> MobileTracker
Extra
settings
Set the automatic redialling
feature or the answering method.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Extra settings
Menu
shortcuts
Set the Navigation keys as
shortcuts to access your favourite
menus directly.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Short cut
Reset the
phone
Reset the phone to the factory
default settings.
Menu
> Phone settings
> Reset settings
Mobile
tracker
Important safety precautions
Small children and your phone
Keep the phone and all its parts including accessories out of reach of small children.
Read these guidelines before using your wireless phone. Failure to comply with them
may be dangerous or illegal.
Drive safely at all times
Do not use a hand-held phone while driving; park the vehicle first.
Switching off when refuelling
Do not use the phone at a refuelling point (service station) or near fuels or chemicals.
Switching off in an aircraft
Wireless phones can cause interference. Using them in an aircraft is both illegal and
dangerous.
Switching off near all medical equipment
Hospitals and health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to
external RF energy. Follow any regulations or rules in force.
Interference
All wireless phones may be subject to interference, which could affect their
performance.
Special regulations
Follow any special regulations in force in any area and always switch off your phone
whenever it is forbidden to use it.
Water resistance
Your phone is not water-resistant. Keep it dry.
Sensible use
Use only in the normal position (held to the ear). Avoid unnecessary contact with the
antenna when the phone is switched on.
Emergency calls
Key in the emergency number for your present location, then press
the call until given permission to do so.
. Do not end
Accessories and batteries
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and accessories, such as headsets and PC data
cables. Use of any unauthorised accessories could damage your phone and may be
dangerous.
CAUTION
Risk of explosion if a battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
Dispose used batteries according to the instructions.
At very high volume, prolonged listening to a headset can damage
your hearing.
Qualified service
Only qualified service personnel may repair your phone.
SAR information
Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and
manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF)
energy set by the European Union (EU) Council. These limits are part of
comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted levels of RF energy for the general
population. The guidelines are based on the safety standards that were developed by
independent scientific organisations through periodic and through evaluation of
scientific studies.
The standards include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all
persons, regardless of age and health.
The exposure standard for wireless phones employs a unit of measurement known as
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). The SAR limit set by the EU Council is 2.0W/kg. The
highest SAR value for this model phone was 0.965 W/kg.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
Samsung Electronics
We,
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : SGH-C170
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or other
normative documents.
SAFETY
EN 60950- 1 : 2001 +A11:2004
EMC
EN 301 489- 01 V1.5.1 (11-2004)
EN 301 489- 07 V1.2.1 (08-2002)
SAR
EN 50360 : 2001
EN 50361 : 2001
RADIO
EN 301 511 V9.0.2 (03-2003)
We hereby declare that [all essential radio test suites have been carried out and that] the above
named product is in conformity to all the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC.
The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10 and detailed in Annex[IV] of Directive
1999/5/EC has been followed with the involvement of the following Notified Body(ies):
BABT, Balfour House, Churchfield Road,
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT122TD, UK*
Identification mark: 0168
The technical documentation kept at:
Samsung Electronics QA Lab.
which will be made available upon request.
(Representative in the EU)
Samsung Electronics Euro QA Lab.
Blackbushe Business Park, Saxony Way,
Yateley, Hampshire, GU466GG, UK*
2007. 03. 29
(place and date of issue)
Yong-Sang Park / S. Manager
(name and signature of authorised person)
* It is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone number of Samsung Service Centre,
see the warranty card or contact the retailer where you purchased your phone.