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safety and usage information
Safety warnings
Keep your phone away from small children and
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user manual
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.
Protect your hearing
Listening to a headset at high volumes can
damage your hearing. Use only the minimum
volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
Install mobile phones and equipment with
Some of the contents in this manual may differ
from your phone depending on the software of
the phone or your service provider.
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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
Comply with the following precautions to avoid dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak
performance of your mobile phone.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers
with care
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive
• 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 phone in a fire. Follow
all local regulations when disposing used batteries or
• 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.
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.
Avoid interference with pacemakers
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
When sending text messages or playing games on
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.
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.
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-21479A
English(EU). 04/2009. Rev. 1.4
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.
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 batteries and chargers from damage
• Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very hot
temperatures (below 0° C/32° F or above 45° C/
113° F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the
charging capacity and life of your 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.
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
Handle SIM cards and 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.
• Frequent writing and erasing will shorten the life span
of memory cards.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with
your fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card
with a soft cloth.
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
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 watts
per kilogram of body tissue.
Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
• Do not allow your phone to get wet—liquids can cause
serious damage. 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
• Do not paint your phone, as paint can clog moving
parts and prevent proper operation.
• Avoid using the phone’s camera flash or light close to
the eyes of children or animals.
• Your phone and memory cards 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.
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.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.951 watts per kilogram. 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 at the back of this
manual demonstrates your phone's 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.
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
This marking shown on the product or its
literature, indicates that it should not be
disposed with other household wastes at the end of its
working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate
this from other types of wastes and recycle it 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 this
item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check
the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This
product should not be mixed with other commercial
wastes for disposal.
Important usage information
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Internal antenna
Allow only qualified personnel to service your
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your phone
may result in damage to your phone and will void your
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.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : SGH-E250i
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or
other normative documents.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
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.
Samsung Electronics
SAFETY EN 60950- 1 : 2001 +A11:2004
EMC EN 301 489- 01 V1.6.1 (09-2005)
EN 301 489- 07 V1.3.1 (11-2005)
EN 301 489- 17 V1.2.1 (08-2002)
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, Balfour 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*
(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.
Phone layout
Install the SIM card and battery
4-way navigation key
In ldle mode, access user-defined
menus (depending on your service
provider, pre-defined menus
may differ); In Menu mode, scroll
through menu options
Voice mail service key
In ldle mode, access voice mails
(press and hold)
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the top of
the screen:
Signal strength
Bluetooth activated
GPRS network connected
New text message (SMS)
Perform actions indicated at the
bottom of the display
EDGE network connected
New multimedia message
Call in progress
New email message
Call diverting active
New voice mail message
Power/Menu exit key
Turn the phone on and off
(press and hold); End a call;
In Menu mode, cancel input and
return to Idle mode
Roaming (outside of normal
service area)
Music playback in progress
SOS message feature
FM radio on
Alphanumeric keys
Memory card inserted
Normal profile activated
Alarm activated
Silent profile activated
In Home Zone service area
Battery power level
Web access/Confirm key
In ldle mode, launch the web
browser or access Menu mode; In
Menu mode, select the highlighted
menu option or confirm an input
Volume key
In ldle mode, adjust the key tone
volume; Send an SOS message
 Activate and send an SOS
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle
mode, retrieve recently dialled,
missed, or received numbers
Silent profile key
In ldle mode, activate or deactivate
the Silent profile (press and hold)
1.Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
In City Zone service area
Battery cover
SIM card
2.Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel adapter.
To AC power outlet
2.When charging is finished, unplug the travel adapter.
o not remove the battery from the phone before
unplugging the travel adapter first. Otherwise, the
phone may be damaged.
Instructional icons
3.Press <Select>, <OK>, or [
] to confirm the
highlighted option.
4.Press <Back> to move up one level; Press [ ] to
return to Idle mode.
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Followed by: the order of options or menus you
must select to perform a step; for example: Press
<Menu>  Messages (represents Menu, followed
by Messages)
Square brackets: phone keys; for example: [
(represents the Power/Menu exit key)
Angled brackets: softkeys that control different
functions at each screen; for example: <OK>
(represents the OK softkey)
Turn your phone on or off
To turn your phone on,
1.Slide open the phone.
2.Press and hold [ ].
3.Enter your PIN and press <Confirm> (if necessary).
4. When the setup wizard opens, customise your
phone as desired by following the screen.
To turn your phone off, repeat steps 1 and 2 above.
Access menus
Make a call
1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
2.Press [ ] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [ ].
Answer a call
1.When a call comes in, press [
2.To end the call, press [ ].
Adjust the volume
To adjust the volume of the ringtone
1.In Menu mode, select Settings  Phone profiles.
2.Scroll to the phone profile you are using.
3.Press <Options>  Edit.
4.Select Call alert volume.
5.Scroll left or right to adjust the volume level.
6.Press <Save> twice.
To adjust the volume of voice during a call
Change your ringtone
1.In Menu mode, select Settings  Phone profiles.
2.Scroll to the phone profile you are using.
3.Press <Option>  Edit.
4.Select Voice call ringtone.
5.Select a ringtone category  a ringtone.
6.Press <Save>.
Call a recently dialled number
1.In Idle mode, press [ ].
2.Scroll left or right to select a call type.
3.Scroll up or down to select a number or name.
4.Press [
] to view details of the call or [ ] to dial
the number.
Enter text
To change the text input mode
• Press and hold [ ] to switch to an input mode.
Depending on your region, you may be able to
access an input mode for your specific language.
• Press [ ] to change case or switch to Number mode.
• Press and hold [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
T9 mode
To access your phone’s menus,
1. In Idle mode, press <Menu> to access Menu mode.
2. Use the navigation key to scroll to a menu or option.
While a call is in progress, press [ / ] to adjust the
earpiece volume.
Send and view messages
Activate and send an SOS message
Activate the mobile tracker
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to your
family or friends for help.
To activate the SOS message
This feature helps track your phone when it is stolen
or when someone tries to use your phone using other
SIM card, the phone will automatically send the preset
tracking message to family or friends. This feature may
be unavailable due to certain features supported by your
service provider.
To send a text message
1.In Menu mode, select Messages  Create new
message  Text message.
2.Enter the message text.
3.Press <Options>  Send only or Save and send.
4.Enter a destination number.
5.Press [
] or press <Options>  Send to send the
To send a multimedia message
1.In Menu mode, select Messages  Create new
message  Multimedia message.
2.Select Subject.
3.Enter a subject and press [
4.Select Image or video → Add image or Add video
and add an image or a video.
5.Select Music or sound → Add music or Add
sound and add a music or a sound. If you have
attached a video, you cannot add a music or a sound.
6.Select Text.
7.Enter the message text and press [
8.Press <Options>  Send to send the message.
To view text or multimedia messages
1.In Menu mode, select Messages  My messages
 Inbox.
2.Select a text message.
1.In Menu mode, select Messages  SOS messages
 Sending options.
2.Scroll left or right to On.
3.Scroll down and press [
] to open the recipient
4.Press [
] to open your contact list.
5.Scroll to a contact and press [
6.Select a number (if necessary).
7.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
<Options>  Add to return to the recipient list.
8.Press <Options>  Save to save the recipients.
9.Scroll down and set the number of times to repeat the
SOS message.
10.Press <Save>  <Yes>.
To send an SOS message
1.With the phone closed and the keys locked, press
[ / ] four times to send an SOS message to preset
The phone switches to SOS mode and sends the
preset SOS message.
2.To exit SOS mode, press [ ].
1.Press the appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
2. When the word displays correctly, press [ ] to insert
a space. If the correct word does not display, press
[0] to select an alternate word.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings  Security 
Mobile tracker.
2.Enter your password and press <OK>.
3.Scroll left or right to On.
4.Scroll down and press [
] to open the recipient
5.Press [
] to open your contact list.
6.Scroll to a contact and press [
7.Select a number (if necessary).
8.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
<Options>  Add to return to the recipient list.
9.Press <Options>  Save to save the recipients.
10.Scroll down and enter the sender's name.
11.Press [
]  <Accept>.
Use the camera
Capture photos
1.In Menu mode, select Camera.
2.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
ABC mode
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
Number mode
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
Symbol mode
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key to select a
To move the cursor, press the navigation key.
To delete characters one by one, press [C]. To delete
all of the characters, press and hold [C].
• To insert a space between characters, press [ ].
• To enter punctuation marks, press [1].
Add a new contact
1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press
2.Select Save  a memory location (phone or SIM) 
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
4.Enter contact information.
5.Press [
] or press <Options>  Save to add the
contact to memory.
3.Press [
] to take a photo.
4.Press <Back> to take another photo (step 2).
View photos
In Menu mode, select My files  Images 
My photos  a photo file.
Listen to music
1.In Menu mode, select Music.
2.Press <Options>  Add music from  a memory
3.Select the files you want to include and press
4.Press [
] to begin playback.
5.Control playback using the following keys:
Pause or resume playback
Adjust the volume up or down
• Left: Restart playback;
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: Open the playlist
• Down: Stop playback
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