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Safety warnings
Keep your phone away from small children and
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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.
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
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
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious
injuries or damage to your phone.
• Neverdisposeofbatteriesorphoneinafire.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.
fuel or chemical storage and transfer areas or blasting
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 buttons lightly, use special features that reduce the
number of buttons 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.:GH68-19833A
English (ECN). 07/2009. Rev. 1.2
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 near medical equipment
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.
• Store the battery pack in a dry place.
• 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.
Your phone can interfere with medical equipment in
hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all regulations,
posted warnings, and directions from medical personnel.
SAR information
• 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
a soft cloth.
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
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
(SAR). The SAR limit set by the EU Council is 2.0 W/kg.*
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.
• 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.
• Your phone may be damaged by exposure to magnetic
magnetic closures or allow your phone to come in
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.
Handle SIM cards with care
Ensure access to emergency services
Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
The highest SAR value for this model phone was
margin of safety to give additional protection for the public and to account for
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Internal antenna
Allow only qualified personnel to service your
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.
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
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
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.
*. The SAR limit for mobile phones used by the public is 2.0 watts/ kilogram (W/
kg) averaged over ten grams of body tissue. The limit incorporates a substantial
Important usage information
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
Samsung Electronics
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : SGH-M140
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or
other normative documents.
EN 60950- 1 : 2001
EN 301 489- 01 V1.5.1 (11-2004)
EN 301 489- 07 V1.2.1 (08-2002)
EN 50360 : 2001
EN 62209-1 : 2006
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
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
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2TD, UK*
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*
any variations in measurements. The SAR values may vary, depending on
national reporting requirements and the network band.
(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
1 4-way navigation key
In ldle mode, access default menus (left/right) or adjust the key
tone volume; In Menu mode, scroll through menu options
2 Web access/Confirm key
In ldle mode, access the web browser; In Menu mode, select the
highlighted menu option or confirm an input
3 Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle mode, retrieve recently dialled,
missed, or received numbers
In Idle mode, access voice mails (press and hold)
5 Keypad lock key
In Idle mode, lock the keys (press and hold)
Perform actions indicated at the bottom of the display
Turn the phone on and off (press and hold); End a call;
In Menu mode, cancel input and return to Idle mode
9 Delete/Cancel key
Delete characters; In Menu mode, return to the previous level;
Send an SOS message
► Activate and send an SOS message
SOS message feature activated
Answer a call
1.When a call comes in, press [
2.To end the call, press [ ].
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
1.To turn your phone on, press and hold [
2.To turn your phone off, press and hold [
Ringer mode: vibration
Silent mode activated (muted)
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel adapter.
New multimedia message
New voice mail message
Battery power level
Adjust the volume
To adjust the volume of the ringtone
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Sound settings 
Incoming calls  Ring volume.
2.Using the navigation key, adjust the volume level.
3.Press <Save>.
While a call is in progress, press the navigation key up or
down to adjust the earpiece volume.
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.
Call a recently dialled number
To adjust the volume of voice during a call
2.Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
Alarm activated
10 Silent mode key
In Idle mode, activate or deactivate Silent mode (press and hold)
Instructional icons
SIM card
New text message
8 Power/Menu exit key
Battery cover
Call in progress
Silent mode activated (set to vibrate)
7 Softkeys
Signal strength
Ringer mode: vibration then melody
6 Alphanumeric keys
1.Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
GPRS network connected
4 Voice mail service key
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the
top of the screen:
1.In Idle mode, press [ ].
2.Scroll up or down to select a number or name.
3.Press [OK] to view details of the call or [ ] to dial
the number.
Enter text
To change the text input mode
• Press the right softkey to switch to an input mode.
• Press [ ] to change case.
• Press and hold [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
T9 mode
Make a call
Change your ringtone
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 Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone
2.Press [ ] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [ ].
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Sound settings 
Incoming calls  Default ringtones or My sounds.
2.Select a ringtone.
3.Press <Yes>.
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
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 Phone to save the number to the phone's
3.Select a number type.
4.Enter a contact's name and press <Save>.
5. Scroll left or right and save additional contact details.
ABC mode
Number mode
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
Send and view messages
To send a text message
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Messages  Text
messages  Create.
2.Enter the message text.
3.Press <Options>  Send.
4.Selecct an empty location.
5. Enter a destination number and press <OK>.
5.Press <Send> to send the message.
To view text messages
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Messages  Text
messages  Inbox.
2.Select a text message.
Activate the mobile tracker
Activate and send an 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.
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to your
family or friends for help.
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Phone settings 
Security  Mobile tracker.
2.Enter your password and press <OK>.
3.Press <Confirm>.
4.Select Mobile tracker  On.
5. Select Recipients  an empty location.
6.Press <Phonebook> to open your contact list.
7.Scroll to a contact and press [OK].
8.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
9.Select Sender and enter the sender's name.
10.Press <Save>.
To activate the SOS message
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Messages  SOS
messages  Sending options.
2.Select Recipients  an empty location.
3.Press <Phonebook> to open your contact list.
4.Scroll to a contact and press [OK].
5.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
6.Select Repeat and set the number of times to repeat
the SOS message.
7.Select Sending SOS  On.
To send an SOS message
1.With the keys locked, press [C] four times to send an
SOS message to preset numbers.
The phone switches to SOS mode and sends the
preset SOS message.
2.To exit SOS mode, press [ ].
Set and use alarms
To set a new alarm
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Planner  Alarm.
2.Scroll to an empty alarm location and press [OK].
3.Press <Options>  Alarm day.
4.Select the days on which you want the alarm to
sound and press <Save>.
5.Enter the alarm time and press <OK>.
To stop an alarm
When the alarm sounds, press <Confirm>.
To deactivate an alarm
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Planner  Alarm.
2.Scroll to the alarm you want to deactivate and press
3.Press <Options>  Remove alarm  <Yes>.
If you have removed the battery after setting an alarm,
the alarm will be deactivated.
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