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ZTE R238 User manual
Mobile Phone
 To protect your mobile phone from illegal use, take the
security measures as follows:
 Set PIN codes of the SIM card.
 Set handset lock code.
 Set call restrictions.
Version No.: R1.0
Edition Time: 2012.11.26
Safety Precautions
This section includes some important information on safe
and efficient operation. Please read this information before
using the phone.
Operational Precautions
 Please use your phone properly. When making or
receiving a call, please hold your phone as holding a
wireline telephone. Make sure that the phone is about
one inch from your body when transmitting.
 Do not touch the antenna when the phone is in use.
Touching the antenna area affects call quality and may
cause the phone to operate at a higher power level than
 Some people may be susceptible to epileptic seizures or
blackouts when exposed to flashing lights, such as when
watching television or playing video games. If you have
experienced seizures or blackouts, or if you have a family
history of such occurrences, please consult your doctor
before playing video games on your phone or enabling a
flashing-light feature on your phone. (The flashing-light
feature is not available on all products.)
 Keep the phone out of the reach of small children. The
phone may cause injury if used as a toy.
 Keep the antenna free from obstructions and position the
antenna straight up. This will ensure best call quality.
Precautions While Driving
Precautions for Potentially Explosive
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 Please pay attention to the traff ic safety. Check the laws
and regulations on the use of your phone in the area
where you drive. Always obey them.
 Use hands-free function of the phone, if available.
 Pull off the road and park before making or answering a
call if conditions require.
Precautions for Medical Devices and Facilities
User Manual
 Please use original accessories or accessories approved
by the phone manufacturer. Do not connect the phone
with any incompatible enhancement.
 Turn off your phone before you clean it. Use a damp or
anti-static cloth to clean the phone. Do not use a dry
cloth or electrostatically charged cloth. Do not use
chemical or abrasive cleaners as these could damage the
 Do not expose your mobile phone to direct sunlight or
store it in hot areas. High temperatures can shorten the
life of electronic devices.
 Keep your phone dry. Any liquid may damage your phone.
 Do not drop, throw or try to bend your phone or its
 Do not attempt to disassemble the mobile phone or
 Do not charge the mobile phone without battery.
 Some electronic devices are susceptible to
electromagnetic interference sent by phone if
inadequately shielded. Please use phone at least 20 cm
or as far away as you can from TV set, radio and other
automated off ice equipment so as to avoid
electromagnetic interference.
 Keep phone out of the reach of small children. Phone
may cause injury if used as a toy.
 Do not put other things on the terminal to avoid
overlaying radiator.
 Do not connect the phone with any incompatible
 When using your phone near pacemakers, please always
keep the phone more than eight inches (about twenty
centimeters) from the pacemaker when the phone is
switched on. Do not carry the phone in the breast pocket.
Use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the
potential for interference. Switch off the phone
immediately if necessary.
 Some phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In
the event of such interference, you may consult your
hearing aids manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
 If you use any other personal medical device, please
consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it
is adequately shielded from RF energy.
 In those facilities with special demand, such as hospital
or health care facilities, please pay attention to the
restriction on the use of mobile phone. Switch off your
phone if required.
 Switch off your phone prior to entering any area with
potentially explosive atmosphere, such as fueling areas,
fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities.
 Do not remove, install, or charge batteries in such areas.
Spark in a potentially explosive atmosphere can cause an
explosion or f ire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
 Power off your mobile phone or wireless device when in a
blasting area or in areas posted power off “two-way
radios” or “electronic devices” to avoid interfering with
blasting operations.
Precautions for Electronic Devices
 Some electronic devices are susceptible to
electromagnetic interference sent by mobile phone if
inadequately shielded, such as electronic system of
vehicles. Please consult the manufacturer of the device
before using the phone if necessary.
Safety and General Use in Vehicles
 Safety airbag, brake, speed control system and oil eject
system shouldn’ t be affected by wireless transmission. If
you do meet problems above, please contact your
automobile provider. Do not place your phone in the area
over an airbag or in the airbag deployment area. Airbags
inflate with great force. If a phone is placed in the airbag
deployment area and the airbag inflates, the phone may
be propelled with great force and cause serious injury to
occupants of the vehicle.
 Please turn off your mobile phone at a refueling point,
and the same to the place where the use of two-way
radio is prohibited.
Aircraft Safety
 Switch off your wireless device whenever you are
instructed to do so by airport or airline staff.
 Consult the airline staff about the use of wireless devices
on board the aircraft. If your device offers a ‘flight mode’,
this must be enabled prior to boarding an aircraft.
ZTE shall not be liable for any loss of profits or indirect,
special, incidental or consequential damages resulting from
or arising out of or in connection with using this product,
whether or not ZTE had been advised, knew or should have
known the possibility of such damages. The user should
refer to the enclosed warranty card for full warranty and
service information.
Note: The pictures and icons shown in the manual are just
schematic drawings for demonstration of functions. If they
are inconsistent with your handset, please take your handset
as the standard. If the inconsistency exits in the manual
because the handset function has been updated, please refer
to the follow-up public information from ZTE CORPORATION.
Left soft key
Performs the function indicated at the
left bottom of the screen.
Right soft key
Performs the function indicated at the
right bottom of the screen.
Center key
Press to confirm actions and make
These keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT and
RIGHT) allow for navigation through
menu options and quick access to some
function menus.
Send key
Press to dial a phone number or answer
a call, or view the call history.
Press to exit to the idle mode.
Hold to switch on/off the phone.
Press to enter characters 0-9, the
alphabets from a-z and symbols.
Note: In this User Manual, “press a key” means to press the
key and release it, while “hold a key” means to press the key
for at least two seconds and then release it.
Battery Use
 Do not short-circuit the battery, as this can cause the unit
to overheat or ignite.
 Do not store battery in hot areas or throw it into f ire.
Otherwise, it will cause explosion.
 Do not disassemble or ref it the battery. Otherwise, it will
cause liquid leakage, overheating, explosion and ignition
of the battery.
 Please store the battery in a cool dry place if you don’t
use it for a long period.
 The battery can be recharged for hundreds of times, but
it will eventually wear out. When the operating time (talk
time and idle time) is noticeably shorter than normal, it is
time to replace it with a new one.
 Please stop using the charger and battery when they are
damaged or show evidence of aging.
 Return the worn-out battery to the provider or dispose of
it in accordance with environment regulations. Do not
dispose of it in household rubbish.
 Please use original batteries or batteries approved by the
phone manufacturer. Using any unauthorized battery may
affect your handset performance or may cause danger of
explosion, etc.
Warning: If the battery is damaged, do not discharge it. If
the leakage does come into contact with the eyes or skin,
wash thoroughly in clean water and consult a doctor.
Limitation of Liability
Locking and Unlocking the Keypad
In idle screen, hold
key to lock the keypad.
To unlock the keypad, press Left soft key and then press
Locking the keypad can prevent unintentional operations on
it. You can answer an incoming call with the regular
operation when the keypad is locked.
Status Bar Icons
Indicator What it means Indicator
What it means
Signal strength
Missed call
New message
Battery status
Alarm clock set
Keypad locked
The lithium ion battery of the mobile phone can be
immediately used after unpacking.
Installing the battery
1. Pull the battery cover from the notch on the bottom and
remove the cover.
2. Insert the battery by aligning the gold-colored contacts
with the contacts in the battery slot.
3. Push down the upper section of the battery until it clicks
into place.
4. Replace the battery cover and close it gently until you
hear a click.
Inserting the SIM card
Insert the SIM card as follows:
1. Make sure that the phone is switched off and the charger
is disconnected from the phone.
2. Turn the phone over and remove the battery cover.
3. Remove the battery if it is already installed.
4. Hold your SIM card with the cut corner oriented as shown
and then slide it into the card holder with the metal
contacts facing downward.
5. Replace the battery first.
6. Replace the battery cover.
Powering your phone on/off
Make sure that the SIM card is in your device and the
battery is charged.
Hold the End/Power key to power on/off the phone.
Writing text
Remove the battery cover
Pull up the battery
Replace the battery cover
Push down the battery
Removing the battery
1. Make sure that your mobile phone is switched off.
2. Remove the battery cover.
3. Pull the battery up and remove it from the mobile phone.
Charging the battery
Your phone is powered by a rechargeable battery. For
maximum battery performance, it is recommended that you
first use up the battery power and then charge it completely.
A new battery’s full performance is achieved only after three
complete charge and discharge cycles.
1. Connect your travel adapter to the left side of your
mobile phone as shown in the diagram.
2. Connect the other end of the travel adapter to the mains
3. When the battery is being charged, the display will show
the animation of a battery being filled up.
4. When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the charger.
Insert the SIM card
SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) is a micro-chip that
holds your personal information such as names and phone
numbers. Your phone won’t work without it. If you already
have contacts on your SIM card, they can be transferred in
most cases.
You can use memory card to expand the storage of the
phone. You can store or copy files such as photos, music,
and so on. Insert the memory card as follows:
Open the battery cover and remove the battery. Insert the
card with the metal contacts facing down until it clicks to the
to switch between uppercase and lowercase.
 Press
to enter a space.
to delete letters left of the cursor. Hold
 Press
to delete all characters and clear the display.
Entering numbers
In numeric mode, use the numeric keys to enter numbers.
Entering Symbols
Press Options → Input method → Insert symbol,
then select desired symbol.
There are some numbers that you may want to call again
and again, so it makes sense to add these numbers to your
Phonebook. You can then access these numbers quickly and
Go to Menu → Phonebook → Add new contact.
Select to save the number to SIM or phone.
Edit the information and save it.
You can also save a number right after you’ve made or
received a phone call or a text message from someone
who is not yet in your Phonebook list.
To delete someone from your Phonebook list, first select
the name, and then select Options → Delete.
The most basic way to make a call is to input the number in
the standby mode and press the Send key. You can also
make a call from the Phonebook list.
 To call someone: Go to Menu → Phonebook. Use the
Up/Down keys to find the name of the person you want
to call. You can also type in the first letter of the name of
the person you want to call to find the right name, and
press the Send key.
 To receive a call, press the Send key.
 To end a call, press the End/Power key.
 To reject a call, press the End/Power key.
Make sure that you are in an area with sufficient signal
coverage to make calls. The strength of the network signal is
indicated on the Status Bar of the screen.
You can use your mobile phone to send and receive
 Send a message
1. Go to Menu → Messaging → Write message →
Text/Multimedia message.
2. Write your message. For more information on input
method, see section ‘Text Input’. When you write an
SMS, press Options → Send to, and edit the
recipient. When you write an MMS, you can edit To,
Cc, Bcc, Subject and content. In content field, you can
select Options and then choose add picture, sound,
video, attachment and so on.
3. When you finish writing an SMS/MMS, select Options
to send or save the message.
 Receive a message
Upon receiving a message, the mobile phone will alert
you with a ringtone, prompt, or a new message icon.
1. Press View to enter the Inbox directly and then press the
Center key to open the message.
2. Use the Up/Down keys to view the message.
3. While the message is open, use Options to reply,
delete, or forward the message. You can also call back
the sender.
Note: You may be required to input the phone password in
some of the security settings interfaces. The default
password is 1122. Go to Security settings → Phone security →
Change password to change the phone password.
Go to Menu → Organizer.
 Calendar
Go to Organizer → Calendar. The calendar of the
current month will be displayed on the screen and the
current date will be marked by a background box in a
special color.
 Alarm
Go to Organizer →Alarm You can view and edit the
alarm clocks settings. You can also enable or disable the
Go to Menu → Fun&Games → Games.
Your mobile phone has classic games. Select a game and
start it, you can view Help to see the rules of the game.
Note: please take your handset as the standard.
FM radio
With the radio, you can search for radio channels and
listen to them. In the FM radio interface, you can press
the Up/Down keys to adjust volume, press the
Left/Right keys to tune the frequency, and press the
Center key to pause. Select Options to enter the
Note: The quality of the radio broadcast depends on the
coverage of the radio station in that particular
area.Please take your handset as the standard.
How to take a photo
Go to Menu→Camera.
 To take a photo: aim the camera at the object and then
press the Center key to take the shot.
 Configure camera: press the Left soft key to configure
your camera.
File manager
Go to Menu → File manager. You can check all the folders
in the memory card, create new ones or rename, delete the
folders, etc.
Note: When you select Format, the data will be lost, so
please be careful with this function.
User profiles
Go to Menu → User profiles. You can select Options →
Activate to activate a profile. Or you can select Options →
Customize to edit a profile.
Making and receiving calls
Insert the memory card
Charge the battery
 Press
Adding contact to the Phonebook
Inserting the Memory Card
Text Mode
Your mobile phone provides the following input
methods: abc ,fr mode and Numeric (123) mode.
Entering letters
Press A ~ Z to enter desired characters. It does not work
in numeric mode.
Sending and receiving messages
Call center
Go to Menu → Call center.
 Call history
Dialed calls, Received calls and Missed calls are saved in
Call history. If the records are full, the earliest saved
records will be deleted.
Also, you can delete call logs in Call history.
 Call settings
You can set call waiting, call divert and call barring and so
Setting your phone
You can adjust various settings of your phone. Go to Menu
→ Settings.
 Phone settings: Set time and date and schedule power
on/off, select language, set pref. input methods and misc.
settings, etc.
 Network settings: Set to automatically or manually
select network and set the preferred networks.
 Security settings: Set security features to protect your
phone and SIM card from unauthorized use.
 Connectivity: You can add and view your Data account.
 Restore factory settings: Enter the phone lock code to
restore to the factory settings. Some personal
information might be lost if you use this function, so be
Go to Menu → Extra.
 Calculator
You can perform simple calculations. You can add,
subtract, multiply or divide, and select M+, M-, MR, and
MC to perform relevant operations.
Note: This calculator has limited accuracy and rounding
errors may occur especially in long division.
Go to Menu → Multimedia..
 Image viewer
You can select an image and view it.
 Video recorder
Aim the camera lens at the object and then press Center
key to start, press it again to pause, and press Right
soft key to finish recording.
 Video player
You can select a video and play it.
 Audio player
You can play the audio in the memory card.
Note: Before using this function, you must insert the
memory card first.
Go to Menu → Services. Services allow you to view
internet content. In Services you also can use the STK.
 Internet service
You can perform the following operations:
 Homepage: Go to your homepage interface.
 Bookmarks: Access your phone’s preset websites.
Select a bookmark to load the website.
 Search or input URL: Input a URL to visit the site.
 Recent pages: Display the pages you’ve visited
recently. Select an item to visit the page again.
 Settings: You can set Homepage, Data account,
Browser options and Preferences.
 Licence manager
 Licence list: Display the list of licences.
 Status: Check the version and time.
 Advance: Select Sweep to remove useless licences and
reboot your phone.
SIM card Toolkit (STK) services are value-added services
provided by your network provider.
Your mobile phone supports STK service, but if your SIM
card and network provider do not support the service,
these functions can’t be used.
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