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GT-E2121B
user manual
Using this manual
This user manual has been specially designed to
guide you through the functions and features of
your mobile phone. To get started quickly, refer to
"Introducing your mobile phone," "Assembling and
preparing your mobile phone," and "Using basic
functions."
Instructional icons
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional
information
→
Followed by: the order of options or menus you
must select to perform a step; for example: In
Menu mode, select Messages → Create new
message (represents Messages, followed by
Create new message)
[
]
Square brackets: phone keys; for example:
[
] (represents the Power/End key)
<
>
Angled brackets: softkeys that control different
functions at each screen; for example: <OK>
(represents the OK softkey)
►
Refer to: pages with related information;
for example: ► p. 12 (represents "see page
12")
Copyright information
Rights to all technologies and products that
comprise this phone are the property of their
respective owners:
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. worldwide.
Bluetooth QD ID: B015695
• Java™ is a trademark of Sun Microsystems,
Inc.
Contents
Using this manual......................................................2
Introducing your mobile phone................................6
Phone layout................................................................6
Icons.............................................................................8
Assembling and preparing your mobile phone......9
Install the SIM card and battery...................................9
Charge the battery.....................................................10
Insert a memory card (optional).................................10
Using basic functions.............................................12
Turn your phone on or off...........................................12
Access menus............................................................12
Customise your phone...............................................13
Use basic call functions.............................................14
Send and view messages..........................................15
Send an email............................................................16
Enter text....................................................................16
Add and find contacts................................................18
Use basic camera functions.......................................19
Listen to music...........................................................20
Browse the web.........................................................23
Using advanced functions......................................24
Use advanced call functions......................................24
Use advanced phonebook functions.........................27
Use advanced messaging functions..........................28
Use advanced camera functions...............................28
Use advanced music functions..................................31
Using tools and applications..................................34
Use the Bluetooth wireless feature............................34
Activate and send an SOS message.........................36
Record and play voice memos..................................37
Use Java-powered games and applications..............38
Create a world clock..................................................38
Set and use alarms....................................................39
Use the calculator......................................................40
Convert currencies or measurements.......................40
Set a countdown timer...............................................40
Use the stopwatch.....................................................41
Create a text memo...................................................41
Manage your calendar...............................................42
Activate the torch light................................................43
Troubleshooting.......................................................44
Safety and usage information................................50
Introducing your
mobile phone
In this section, learn about your mobile phone’s
layout, keys, and icons.
Phone layout
1
5
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
1
4-way navigation key
In ldle mode, access userdefined menus, activate the
torch light (up), and make
a fake call (down); In Menu
mode, scroll through menu
options
Depending on your service
provider, pre-defined menus
may differ
► "Activate the torch light"
► "Make fake calls"
2
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle
mode, retrieve recently dialled,
missed, or received numbers;
Send an SOS message
► "Activate and send an SOS
message"
3
Voice mail service key
In ldle mode, access voice
mails (press and hold)
4
Keypad lock key
In Idle mode, lock or unlock
the keypad (press and hold)
5
Softkeys
Perform actions indicated at
the bottom of the display
6
Confirm key
In Idle mode, access Music
library; Launch the web
browser (press and hold);
In Menu mode, select the
highlighted menu option or
confirm an input
Depending on your service
provider or region, the key may
perform differently
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Power/End key
Turn the phone on or off
(press and hold); End a call; In
Menu mode, cancel input and
return to Idle mode
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Alphanumeric keys
9
Silent profile key
In ldle mode, activate or
deactivate the silent profile
(press and hold)
Icons
Your phone displays the following status indicators
on the top of the screen:
Icon
Definition
Signal strength
Call in progress
Call diverting activate
SOS message feature activated
Roaming (outside of normal area)
Connecting to secured web page
FM radio on
Bluetooth activated
Alarm activated
Memory card inserted
New text message (SMS)
New multimedia message (MMS)
New email message
New voice mail message
Normal profile activated
Silent profile activated
Battery power level
Assembling and
preparing your mobile
phone
Get started by assembling and setting up your
mobile phone for its first use.
Install the SIM card and battery
1.Remove the back cover and insert the SIM
card.
Back cover
SIM card
2.Insert the battery and replace the back cover.
Battery
Charge the battery
1.Plug the small end of the supplied travel
adapter into the multifunction jack.
2.Plug the large end of the travel adapter into a
power outlet.
3.When charging is finished, unplug the travel
adapter.
Do not remove the battery from the phone before
unplugging the travel adapter first. Otherwise, the
phone may be damaged.
Insert a memory card (optional)
Your phone accepts microSD™ or microSDHC™
memory cards up to 2 GB (depending on memory
card manufacturer and type).
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• Formatting the memory card on a PC may cause
incompatibility with your phone. Format the
memory card only on the phone.
• Frequent writing and erasing will shorten the life
span of memory cards.
1.Remove the back cover and battery.
2.Unlock the memory card cover.
3.Lift the memory card cover and insert a
memory card with the label side facing up.
Memory card
Memory card cover
4.Close and lock the memory card cover.
5.Replace the battery and back cover.
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Using basic functions
Learn how to perform basic operations and use the
main features of your mobile phone.
Turn your phone on or off
To turn your phone on,
1.Press and hold [
].
2.Enter your PIN and press <OK> (if necessary).
To turn your phone off, repeat step 1 above.
Access menus
To access your phone's menus,
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> to access Menu
mode.
You may need to press the Confirm key to access
Menu mode depending on your region or service
provider.
2.Use the Navigation key to scroll to a menu or
option.
3.Press <Select>, <OK>, or the Confirm key to
confirm the highlighted option.
4.Press <Back> to move up one level; Press
[
] to return to Idle mode.
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• When you access a menu requiring the PIN2,
you must enter the PIN2 supplied with the SIM
card. For details, contact your service provider.
• Samsung is not responsible for any loss of
passwords or private information or other
damages caused by illegal software.
Customise your phone
To set the sound profile To switch to sound profile,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Profiles.
2.Select a profile you want.
To edit a sound profile,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Profiles.
2.Scroll to a user profile and press <Options> →
Edit.
3.Customise the sound settings as desired.
To set menu shortcuts 1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Phone →
Shortcuts.
2.Select a key to use as a shortcut.
3.Select a menu to assign to the shortcut key.
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Use basic call functions
To make a call 1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
number.
2.Press [
] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [
].
To answer a call 1.When a call comes in, press [
2.To end the call, press [
].
].
To adjust the volume of voice during a call While a call is in progress, press the Navigation
key up or down to adjust the volume.
To use the speakerphone feature 1.During a call, press the Confirm key to activate
the speaker.
2.To switch back to the earpiece, press the
Confirm key again.
In noisy environments, you may have difficulty
hearing the calls while using the speakerphone
feature. For better audio performance, use the
normal phone mode.
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To use the headset By plugging the supplied headset into the
multifunction jack, you can make and answer calls:
• To redial the last call, press and hold the
headset button.
• To answer a call, press the headset button.
• To end a call, press and hold the headset button.
Send and view messages
To send a text or multimedia message 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Create
new message → Message.
2.Enter a recipient number and scroll down.
3.Enter your message text. ► p. 16
For sending as a text message, skip to step 5.
For attaching multimedia, continue with step 4.
4.Press <Options> → Add multimedia and add
an item.
5.Press the Confirm key to send the message.
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Send an email
1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Create
new message → Email.
2.Enter an email address and scroll down.
3.Enter a subject and scroll down.
4.Enter your message text.
5.Press <Options> → Attach items and add an
item (if necessary).
6.Press the Confirm key to send the message.
Enter text
To change the text input mode • Press and hold [ ] to switch between T9 and
ABC modes.
• Press [ ] to change case or switch to Number
mode.
• Press [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
• Press and hold [ ] to select an input mode or
change the input language.
T9 mode 1.Press appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter
an entire word.
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2.When the word displays correctly, press [0]
to insert a space. If the correct word does not
display, press the Navigation key up or down to
select an alternate word.
ABC mode Press an appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
Number mode Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
number.
Symbol mode Press an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter
a symbol.
• To move the cursor, press the Navigation key.
• To delete characters one by one, press <Clear>.
To quickly delete characters, press and hold
<Clear>.
• To insert a space between characters, press [0].
• To enter punctuation marks, press [1].
To view text or multimedia messages 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Inbox.
2.Select a text or multimedia message.
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To view an email 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Email
inbox.
2.Select Check new email.
3.Select an email or a header.
4.If you selected a header, press <Options> →
Retrieve to view the body of the email.
Add and find contacts
The memory location to save new contacts may
be preset depending on your service provider.
To change the memory location, in Menu mode,
select Contacts → Management → Save new
contact to → a memory location.
To add a new contact 1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press
<Options>.
2.Select Create contact → a memory location (if
necessary).
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
4.Enter contact information.
5.Press the Confirm key to add the contact to
memory.
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To find a contact 1.In Menu mode, select Contacts → Contact
list.
2.Enter the first few letters of the name you want
to find.
3.Select the contact’s name from the contact list.
Use basic camera functions
To capture photos 1.In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the
camera.
2.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
adjustments.
3.Press the Confirm key to take a photo. The
photo is saved automatically.
4.Press <Back> to take another photo (step 2).
After capturing photos, select <Album> to view
photos.
To view photos In Menu mode, select My files → Images → a
photo file.
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To capture videos 1.In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the
camera.
2.Press <Options> → Camcorder to switch to
Recording mode.
3.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
adjustments.
4.Press the Confirm key to start recording.
5.Press the Confirm key or <Stop> to stop
recording. The video is saved automatically.
After capturing videos, select <Album> to view
videos.
To view videos In Menu mode, select My files → Videos → a
video file.
Listen to music
To listen to the FM radio 1.In Menu mode, select Applications → FM
radio.
2.Press the Confirm key to start the FM radio.
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3.Press <Yes> to start automatic tuning.
The radio scans and saves available stations
automatically.
The first time you turn on the FM radio, you will be
prompted to start automatic tuning.
4.Control the FM radio using the following keys:
Key
Function
Confirm
Turn the FM radio on or off
Navigation
• Left/Right: Tune a radio station; Select
a saved radio station (press and hold)
• Up/Down: Adjust the volume
• The back cover serves as the antenna for the
FM radio. Handle the back cover with care and
keep the contact points clean.
• Listening to the FM radio without a headset may
reduce battery charge more quickly.
• When the current radio signal is weak, plug the
supplied headset.
• The volume through mono headsets is very low
or virtually inaudible. Use stereo headsets only.
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To listen to music files Start by transferring files to your phone or memory
card:
• Download from the wireless web. ► p. 23
• Download from a PC with the optional Samsung
PC Studio. ► p. 31
• Receive via Bluetooth. ► p. 34
• Copy to your memory card. ► p. 31
After transferring music files to your phone or
memory card,
1.In Menu mode, select Music.
2.Select a music category → a music file.
3.Control playback using the following keys:
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Key
Function
Confirm
Pause or resume playback
Navigation
• Left: Skip backward (press within 3
seconds); Scan backward in a file
(press and hold)
• Right: Skip forward; Scan forward in a
file (press and hold)
• Up/Down: Adjust the volume
Browse the web
To browse web pages 1.In Menu mode, select Internet → Home to
launch your service provider’s homepage.
2.Navigate web pages using the following keys:
Key
Function
Navigation
Scroll up or down on a web page
Confirm
Select an item
<Back>
Return to the previous page
<Options>
Access a list of browser options
To bookmark your favourite web pages 1.In Menu mode, select Internet → Bookmarks.
2.Press <Create>.
3.Enter a page title and a web address (URL)
and press the Confirm key.
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Using advanced
functions
Learn how to perform advanced operations and
use additional features of your mobile phone.
Use advanced call functions
To view and dial missed calls Your phone will display calls you have missed on
the display. To dial the number of a missed call,
1.Press <View>.
2.Scroll to the missed call you want to dial.
3.Press [
] to dial.
To call a recently dialled number 1.In Idle mode, press [
recent numbers.
] to display a list of
2.Scroll to the number you want and press [
to dial.
To hold a call or retrieve a held call Press <Hold> to place a call on hold or press
<Retrieve> to retrieve a held call.
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]
To dial a second call If your network supports this function, you can dial
another number during a call:
1.Press <Hold> to place the first call on hold.
2.Enter the second number to dial and press
[
].
3.Press <Swap> to switch between the two calls.
To answer a second call If your network supports this function, you can
answer a second incoming call:
1.Press [
] to answer the second call.
The first call is automatically placed on hold.
2.Press <Swap> to switch between the calls.
To make a multiparty call (conference call) 1.Call the first party you want to add to the
multiparty call.
2.While connected to the first party, call the
second party.
The first party is automatically placed on hold.
3.When connected to the second party, press
<Options> → Conference call.
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To call an international number 1.In Idle mode, press and hold [0] to insert the +
character.
2.Enter the complete number you want to dial
(country code, area code, and phone number),
and then press [
] to dial.
To call a contact from the phonebook 1.In Menu mode, select Contacts → Contact
list.
2.Scroll to the number you want to dial and press
[
] to dial.
To reject a call To reject an incoming call, press [
will hear a busy tone.
]. The caller
To reject calls from certain numbers automatically,
use the auto rejection. To activate the auto
rejection and set up the reject list,
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Application
→ Call → All calls → Auto reject.
2.Scroll left or right to On (if necessary).
3.Select Reject list.
4.Press <Options> → Create.
5.Enter a number to reject.
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6.Select Match criteria → an option (if
necessary).
7.Press <Options> → Save.
8.To add more numbers, repeat steps 4-6 above.
9.Select numbers to reject.
10.Press <Options> → Save.
Use advanced phonebook
functions
To create your namecard 1.In Menu mode, select Contacts → My
namecard.
2.Enter your personal details and press
<Options> → Save or press the Confirm key.
To create a group of contacts 1.In Menu mode, select Contacts → Groups.
2.Press <Options> → Create group.
3.Enter a group name and press the Confirm key.
4.To set a group ringtone, press <Options> →
Group ringtone → the Confirm key.
5.Select a ringtone category → a ringtone.
6.Press <Options> → Save.
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Use advanced messaging
functions
To create a text template 1.In Menu mode, select Messages →
Templates.
2.Press <Create> to open a new template
window.
3.Enter your text and press the Confirm key to
save the template.
To insert text templates in new messages 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Create
new message → a message type.
2.In the text input field, press <Options> → Add
text → Template → a template.
Use advanced camera functions
To capture photos with decorative frames 1.In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the
camera.
2.Press <Options> → Shooting mode →
Frame.
3.Select a frame and press <Select>.
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4.Make any necessary adjustments.
5.Press the Confirm key to take a photo with the
frame.
To use camera options Before capturing a photo, press <Options> to
access the following options:
Option
Function
Shooting mode
Change the shooting mode
Night mode
on/Night mode
off
Set whether to use Night shot mode
Timer
Select the time delay
Resolution
Change the resolution option
Effects
Apply a special effect
Before capturing a video, press <Options> to
access the following options:
Option
Function
Recording
mode
Change the recording mode
Resolution
Change the resolution option
Effects
Apply a special effect
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To customise camera settings Before capturing a photo, press <Options> →
Settings to access the following settings:
Option
Function
Quality
Adjust the quality level for your photos
Review
Set the camera to display the captured
image
Shutter sound
Set the camera shutter to make a
sound when capturing a photo
Default storage
Select a memory location for storing
captured photos
Default name
Edit a default name for captured photos
Before capturing a video, press <Options> →
Settings to access the following settings:
Option
Function
Quality
Adjust the quality level for your videos
Audio
recording
Turn the audio on or off
Recording
sound
Set the camera shutter to make a
sound when capturing a video
Default storage
Select a memory location for storing
captured videos
Default name
Edit a default name for captured videos
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Use advanced music functions
To copy music files via Samsung PC Studio 1.In Menu mode, select Settings → PC
connections → Samsung PC studio or Mass
storage.
2.Using a PC data cable, connect the
multifunction jack on your phone to a PC.
3.Run Samsung PC Studio and copy files from
the PC to the phone.
Refer to the Samsung PC Studio help for more
information.
To transfer data from a PC to your phone, you
need Windows XP Service Pack 2.
To copy music files to a memory card 1.Insert a memory card.
2.In Menu mode, select Settings → PC
connections → Mass storage.
3.Using an PC data cable, connect the
multifunction jack on your phone to a PC.
When connected, a pop-up window will appear
on the PC.
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4. Open a folder to view files.
5.Copy files from the PC to the memory card.
To create a playlist 1.In Menu mode, select Music.
2.Press <Options> → Create playlist.
3.Enter a title for your new playlist and press the
Confirm key.
4.Select the new playlist.
5.Press <Add> → Tracks.
6.Select the files you want to include and press
<Add>.
To customise your music player settings 1.In Menu mode, select Music.
2.Press <Options> → Settings.
3. Adjust the settings to customise your music
player.
4.Press <Save>.
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To record songs from the FM radio 1.In Menu mode, select Applications → FM
radio.
2.Press the Confirm key to start the FM radio.
3.Select a radio station you want.
4.Press <Options> → Record to start recording.
5.When you are finished recording, press
<Stop>.
To set up your favourite station list 1.In Menu mode, select Applications → FM
radio.
2.Select a radio station to add to the favourite
station list.
3.Press <Options> → Add to Favourites.
4.Select an empty location you want to set.
You can access your favourite stations by pressing
the location number on the FM radio screen.
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Using tools and
applications
Learn how to work with your mobile phone’s tools
and additional applications
Use the Bluetooth wireless feature
To turn on the Bluetooth wireless feature 1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Bluetooth.
2.Press <Options> → Settings.
3.Scroll left or right to On.
4.To allow other devices to locate your phone,
scroll down to My phone’s visibility and scroll
left or right to Visible.
5.Press <Save>.
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To find and pair with other Bluetooth-enabled
devices 1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Bluetooth.
2.Press the Confirm key.
3.Select a device.
4.Enter a PIN for the Bluetooth wireless feature
or the other device’s Bluetooth PIN, if it has
one, and press <OK>.
When the owner of the other device enters the
same code or accepts the connection, pairing
is complete.
You may not need to enter a PIN depending on
the device.
To send data using the Bluetooth wireless
feature 1.Select the file or item from one of your phone’s
applications that you want to send.
2.Press <Options> → Send via or Send
namecard via → Bluetooth (when sending
contact data, specify which data to send).
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To receive data using the Bluetooth wireless
feature 1.Enter the PIN for the Bluetooth wireless feature
and press <OK> (if necessary).
2.Press <Yes> to confirm that you are willing to
receive data from the device (if necessary).
Activate and send an SOS
message
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to
your family or friends for help.
To activate the SOS message 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Settings
→ SOS messages → Sending options.
2.Scroll left or right to On.
3.Scroll down and press the Confirm key to open
the recipient list.
4.Press the Confirm key to open your contact list.
5.Select a contact.
6.Select a number (if necessary).
7.Press <Options> → Save to save the
recipients.
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8.Scroll down and set the number of times to
repeat the SOS message.
9.Press <Save> → <Yes>.
To send an SOS message 1.With the keys locked, press [
] four times to
send an SOS message to preset numbers.
2.To exit SOS mode, press [
].
Make fake calls
You can simulate an incoming call when you want
to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations.
• Press and hold the Navigation key down in Idle
mode.
• Press the Navigation key down four times when
the keys are locked.
Record and play voice memos
To record a voice memo 1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Voice
recorder.
2.Press the Confirm key to start recording.
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3.Speak your memo into the microphone.
4.When you are finished speaking, press
<Stop>.
To play a voice memo 1.From the voice recorder screen, press
<Options> → Go to My voice clips.
2. Select a file.
Use Java-powered games and
applications
1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Games
and more.
2.Select a game or application from the list and
follow the on-screen instructions.
Available games may vary, depending on your
service provider or region. Game controls and
options may vary.
Create a world clock
1.In Menu mode, select Applications → World
clock.
2.Press <Options> → Add.
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3.Scroll left or right to a time zone and press
<Add>.
4.To add more world clocks, repeat steps 2-3
above.
Set and use alarms
Learn to set and control alarms for important
events.
To set a new alarm 1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Alarms.
2.Select an empty alarm location.
3.Set the details of the alarm.
4.Press <Save>, or press <Options> → Save.
To stop an alarm When the alarm sounds,
• Press <OK> or the Confirm key to stop the
alarm.
• Press <Snooze> to silence the alarm for the
snooze period.
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To deactivate an alarm 1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Alarms.
2.Select the alarm you want to deactivate.
3.Scroll left or right to Off and press <Save>.
Use the calculator
1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Calculator.
2.Use the keys that corresponds to the calculator
display to perform basic mathematical
operations.
Convert currencies or
measurements
1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Convertor → a conversion type.
2.Enter the currencies measurements and units
in the appropriate fields.
Set a countdown timer
1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Timer.
2.Press <Set>.
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3.Enter the time to count down and press <OK>.
4.Press the Confirm key to begin the count down.
5.When the timer expires, press <OK> to stop
the alert.
Use the stopwatch
1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Stopwatch.
2.Press <Start> to begin the stopwatch.
3.Press <Record> to record lap times.
4.When you are finished, press <Stop>.
5.Press <Reset> to clear recorded times.
Create a text memo
1.In Menu mode, select Applications → Memo.
2.Press <Create>.
3.Enter your memo text and press the Confirm
key.
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Manage your calendar
To change the calendar view 1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Calendar.
2.Press <Options> → View by week or View by
month.
To create an event 1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Calendar.
2.Press <Options> → Create → an event type.
3.Enter the details of the event as required.
4.Press <Save>, or press the Confirm key.
To view events 1.In Menu mode, select Applications →
Calendar.
2.Select a date on the calendar.
3.Select an event to view its details.
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Activate the torch light
The torch light feature helps you see in dark places
by making the display and backlight as bright as
possible.
To activate the torch light, press and hold the
Navigation key up in Idle mode or with the keypad
locked.
To deactivate the torch light, press <Back> or
[
].
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Troubleshooting
When you turn on your phone or while you are using
the phone, it prompts you to enter one of the following
codes:
Code
Try this to solve the problem:
Password
When the phone lock feature is enabled,
you must enter the password you set for
the phone.
PIN
When using the phone for the first time or
when the PIN requirement is enabled, you
must enter the PIN supplied with the SIM
card. You can disable this feature by using
the PIN lock menu.
PUK
Your SIM card is blocked, usually as a
result of entering your PIN incorrectly
several times. You must enter the PUK
supplied by your service provider.
PIN2
When you access a menu requiring the
PIN2, you must enter the PIN2 supplied
with the SIM card. For details, contact your
service provider.
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Your phone displays "Service unavailable" or
"Network error"
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor
reception, you may lose reception. Move to another
area and try again.
• You cannot access some options without a
subscription. Contact your service provider for more
details.
Calls are being dropped
When you are in areas with weak signals or poor
reception, you may lose your connection to the
network. Move to another area and try again.
Outgoing calls are not connected
• Ensure that you have pressed the Dial key.
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular
network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the
phone number you are dialling.
Incoming calls are not connected
• Ensure that your phone is turned on.
• Ensure that you have accessed the right cellular
network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the
incoming phone number.
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Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in
microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a headset, ensure that it is properly
connected.
Audio quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the phone's internal
antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor
reception, you may lose reception. Move to another
area and try again.
When dialling from contacts, the call is not
connected
• Ensure that the correct number is stored in the
contact list.
• Re-enter and save the number, if necessary.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the
contact's phone number.
The phone beeps and the battery icon flashes
Your battery is low. Recharge or replace the battery to
continue using the phone.
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The battery does not charge properly or the
phone turns off
• The battery terminals may be dirty. Wipe both gold-
coloured contacts with a clean, soft cloth and try
charging the battery again.
• If the battery will no longer charge completely,
dispose of the old battery properly and replace it
with a new battery (refer to your local ordinances for
proper disposal instructions).
Your phone is hot to the touch
When you use applications that require more power or
use applications on your phone for an extended period
of time, your phone may feel hot to the touch. This is
normal and should not affect your phone's lifespan or
performance.
Error messages appear when launching the
camera
Your Samsung mobile phone must have sufficient
available memory and battery power to operate the
camera application. If you receive error messages
when launching the camera, try the following:
• Charge the battery or replace it with a battery that is
fully charged.
• Free some memory by transferring files to a PC or
deleting files from your phone.
• Restart the phone. If you are still having trouble with
the camera application after trying these tips, contact
a Samsung Service Centre.
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Error messages appear when launching the
FM radio
The FM radio application on your Samsung mobile
phone uses the headset cable as an antenna. Without
a headset connected, the FM radio will be unable to
receive radio stations. To use the FM radio, first ensure
that the headset is properly connected. Next, scan for
and save the available radio stations.
If you still cannot use the FM radio after performing
these steps, try accessing your desired station with
another radio receiver. If you can hear the station with
another receiver, your phone may require service.
Contact a Samsung Service Centre.
Error messages appear when opening music
files
Some music files may not play on your Samsung
mobile phone for a variety of reasons. If you receive
error messages when opening music files on your
phone, try the following:
• Free some memory by transferring files to a PC or
deleting files from your phone.
• Ensure that the music file is not Digital Rights
Management (DRM)-protected. If the file is DRMprotected, ensure that you have the appropriate
license or key to play the file.
• Ensure that your phone supports the file type.
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Another Bluetooth device is not located
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is
activated on your phone.
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is
activated on the device you wish to connect to, if
necessary.
• Ensure that your phone and the other Bluetooth
device are within the maximum Bluetooth range (10
metres/30 feet).
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a
Samsung Service Centre.
A connection is not established when you
connect the phone to a PC
• Ensure that the PC data cable you are using is
compatible with your phone.
• Ensure that you have the proper drivers installed and
updated on your PC.
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Safety and usage
information
Comply with the following precautions to avoid
dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak
performance of your mobile phone
Safety warnings
Keep your phone away from small children
and pets
Keep your phone and all accessories out of the reach
of small children or animals. Small parts may cause
choking or serious injury if swallowed.
Excessive exposure to sound at high
volumes can cause hearing damage.
Always turn the volume down before
plugging the earphones into an audio
source and use only the minimum
volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
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Install mobile phones and equipment with
caution
Ensure that any mobile phones or related equipment
installed in your vehicle are securely mounted. Avoid
placing your phone and accessories near or in an air
bag deployment area. Improperly installed wireless
equipment can cause serious injury when air bags
inflate rapidly.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers
with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers
specifically designed for your phone. Incompatible
batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or
damage to your phone.
• Never dispose of batteries or phones in a fire. Follow
all local regulations when disposing of used batteries
or phones.
• Never place batteries or phones on or in heating
devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or
radiators. Batteries may explode when overheated.
• Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing
the battery to high external pressure, which can lead
to an internal short circuit and overheating.
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Avoid interference with pacemakers
Maintain a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches) between
mobile phones and pacemakers to avoid potential
interference, as recommended by manufacturers and
the independent research group, Wireless Technology
Research. If you have any reason to suspect that your
phone is interfering with a pacemaker or other medical
device, turn off the phone immediately and contact the
manufacturer of the pacemaker or medical device for
guidance.
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive
environments
Do not use your phone at refuelling points (service
stations) or near fuels or chemicals. Turn off your
phone whenever directed by warning signs or
instructions. Your phone could cause explosions
or fire in and around fuel or chemical storage and
transfer areas or blasting areas. Do not store or carry
flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in
the same compartment as the phone, its parts, or
accessories.
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
While using your phone, hold the phone with a relaxed
grip, press the keys lightly, use special features that
reduce the number of keys you have to press (such
as templates and predictive text), and take frequent
breaks.
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Do not use the device if the screen is cracked
or broken
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hand
and face. Bring the phone to a Samsung service centre
to replace the screen. Damage caused by careless
handling will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Safety precautions
Drive safely at all times
Avoid using your phone while driving and obey all
regulations that restrict the use of mobile phones while
driving. Use hands-free accessories to increase your
safety when possible.
Follow all safety warnings and regulations
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a
mobile phone in a certain area.
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your
phone or cause injury.
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Turn off the phone near medical equipment
Your phone can interfere with medical equipment in
hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all regulations,
posted warnings, and directions from medical
personnel.
Turn off the phone or disable the wireless
functions when in an aircraft
Your phone can cause interference with aircraft
equipment. Follow all airline regulations and turn off
your phone or switch to a mode that disables the
wireless functions when directed by airline personnel.
Protect the phone and batteries from damage
• Avoid exposing your phone and batteries to very
cold or very hot temperatures (below 0° C/32° F or
above 45° C/ 113° F).
• Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of
the phone and reduce the charging capacity and life
of your phone and batteries.
• Prevent batteries from contacting metal objects,
as this can create a connection between the + and
– terminals of your batteries and lead to temporary
or permanent battery damage.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
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Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
• Do not disassemble your phone due to a risk of
electric shock.
• Do not allow your phone to get wet—liquids can
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cause serious damage and will change the colour
of the label that indicates water damage inside
the phone. Do not handle your phone with wet
hands. Water damage to your phone can void your
manufacturer's warranty.
Avoid using or storing your phone in dusty, dirty
areas to prevent damage to moving parts.
Your phone is a complex electronic device—protect
it from impacts and rough handling to avoid serious
damage.
Do not paint your phone, as paint can clog moving
parts and prevent proper operation.
If your phone has a camera flash or light, avoid using
it close to the eyes of children or animals.
Your phone may be damaged by exposure to
magnetic fields. Do not use carrying cases or
accessories with magnetic closures or allow your
phone to come in contact with magnetic fields for
extended periods of time.
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Avoid interference with other electronic
devices
Your phone emits radio frequency (RF) signals that
may interfere with unshielded or improperly shielded
electronic equipment, such as pacemakers, hearing
aids, medical devices, and other electronic devices in
homes or vehicles. Consult the manufacturers of your
electronic devices to solve any interference problems
you experience.
Important usage information
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Internal antenna
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Allow only qualified personnel to service your
phone
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your phone
may result in damage to your phone and will void your
manufacturer’s warranty.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as
overcharging may shorten battery life.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must
be recharged before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not
in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Handle SIM cards or memory cards with care
• Do not remove a card while the phone is transferring
or accessing information, as this could result in loss
of data and/or damage to the card or phone.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity,
and electrical noise from other devices.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals
with your fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the
card with a soft cloth.
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Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your phone may not be possible
in some areas or circumstances. Before travelling
in remote or undeveloped areas, plan an alternate
method of contacting emergency services personnel.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
information
Your phone conforms to European Union (EU)
standards that limit human exposure to radio frequency
(RF) energy emitted by radio and telecommunications
equipment. These standards prevent the sale of
mobile phones that exceed a maximum exposure level
(known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR) of
2.0 W/kg.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.556 W/kg. In normal use, the actual
SAR is likely to be much lower, as the phone has
been designed to emit only the RF energy necessary
to transmit a signal to the nearest base station. By
automatically emitting lower levels when possible, your
phone reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.
The Declaration of Conformity of this manual
demonstrates your phones compliance with the
European Radio & Terminal Telecommunications
Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For more information
about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the
Samsung mobile phone website.
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Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories
or literature indicates that the product and
its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB
cable) should not be disposed of with other household
waste at the end of their working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate these items from other types of waste and
recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable
reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer
where they purchased this product, or their local
government office, for details of where and how
they can take these items for environmentally safe
recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check
the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This
product and its electronic accessories should not be
mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
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Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and
other European countries with separate
battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or
packaging indicates that the batteries in this product
should not be disposed of with other household waste
at the end of their working life. Where marked, the
chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the
battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the
reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries
are not properly disposed of, these substances can
cause harm to human health or the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material
reuse, please separate batteries from other types of
waste and recycle them through your local, free battery
return system.
Disclaimer
Some content and services accessible through this
device belong to third parties and are protected by
copyright, patent, trademark and/or other intellectual
property laws. Such content and services are provided
solely for your personal noncommercial use. You
may not use any content or services in a manner
that has not been authorised by the content owner
or service provider. Without limiting the foregoing,
unless expressly authorised by the applicable content
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owner or service provider, you may not modify, copy,
republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create
derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner
or medium any content or services displayed through
this device.
"THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES
ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." SAMSUNG DOES
NOT WARRANT CONTENT OR SERVICES SO
PROVIDED, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY,
FOR ANY PURPOSE. SAMSUNG EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SAMSUNG DOES
NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY,
TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, OR COMPLETENESS
OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE MADE
AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS DEVICE AND
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SAMSUNG BE LIABLE,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEY
FEES, EXPENSES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES
ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN, OR AS A RESULT
OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE BY
YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES."
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Third party services may be terminated or interrupted
at any time, and Samsung makes no representation
or warranty that any content or service will remain
available for any period of time. Content and services
are transmitted by third parties by means of networks
and transmission facilities over which Samsung
has no control. Without limiting the generality of
this disclaimer, Samsung expressly disclaims
any responsibility or liability for any interruption or
suspension of any content or service made available
through this device.
Samsung is neither responsible nor liable for customer
service related to the content and services. Any
question or request for service relating to the content
or services should be made directly to the respective
content and service providers.
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Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
Samsung Electronics
We,
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : GT-E2121B
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 V1.6.1 (09-2005)
EN 301 489- 01 V1.8.1 (04-2008)
EN 301 489- 07 V1.3.1 (11-2005)
EN 301 489- 17 V1.3.2 (04-2008)
SAR EN 50360 : 2001
EN 62209-1 : 2006
RADIO EN 301 511 V9.0.2 (03-2003)
EN 300 328 V1.7.1 (10-2006)
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, Forsyth House,
Churchfield Road,
Walton-on-Thames,
Surrey, KT12 2TD, 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, GU46 6GG, UK*
2010.03.04
(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.
Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your phone
depending on the software of the phone or your service provider.
http://www.samsungmobile.com
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-28129A
English (EU). 03/2010. Rev. 1.0
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