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ZTE S508 User manual
ZTE-G S508
Mobile Phone
User Manual
Copyright © 2012 ZTE CORPORATION.
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modifications on print errors or update specifications without prior notice.
Version No.: R1.0
Edition Time: 2012.09.29
Table of Contents
SECURITY ....................................... 4
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................ 4
KEY FUNCTIONS ...........................11
KEYPAD .........................................13
INTERFACE ICONS........................13
BATTERY .......................................13
WRITING TEXT ..............................17
CALLS ............................................18
PROFILES...................................... 20
CALL LOGS ................................... 20
SETTINGS...................................... 20
ORGANIZER .................................. 21
FM RADIO ...................................... 22
HOW TO USE SERVICES .............. 22
 To protect your mobile phone from illegal use, take the security measures as
 Set PIN codes of the SIM card.
 Set handset lock code.
 Set call restrictions.
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
at least one inch (about two point five centimeters) from your body when
 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 needed.
 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.
Precautions While Driving
 Please pay attention to the traffic 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
 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
 If you use any other personal medical device, please consult the manufacturer
of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from RF(radio
frequency) 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.
Mobile Phone
 Please use original accessories or accessories approved by the phone
manufacturer. Using any unauthorized accessories may affect your mobile
phone’s performance, damage your phone or even cause danger to your body
and violate related local regulations about telecom terminals.
 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 phone.
 As your mobile phone can produce electromagnetic field, do not place it near
magnetic items such as computer disks.
 Using the phone near electrical appliances such as TV, telephone, radio and
personal computer can cause interference.
 Do not expose your mobile phone to direct sunlight or store it in hot areas. High
temperatures can shorten the life of electronic devices.
 The phone's normal operating temperature is -10℃ ~ 50℃ .In order to
ensure the normal phone functions, do not use this phone outside the
temperature range.
Keep your phone dry. Any liquid may damage your phone.
Do not drop, knock or harshly treat the phone. Rough handling can break
internal circuit boards.
Do not connect the phone with any incompatible enhancement.
Do not attempt to disassemble the mobile phone or battery.
Do not store the phone with flammable or explosive articles.
Do not charge the mobile phone without battery.
The phone cannot be used at an altitude higher than 2000 meters.
Precautions for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
 Switch off your phone prior to entering any area with potentially explosive
atmospheres, 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 fire resulting in bodily injury
or even death.
 To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, switch off your phone
when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in areas
posted “Turn off electronic devices”. Obey all signs and instructions.
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
 Please turn off your mobile phone before the airplane takes off. In order t o
protect airplane’s communication system from interference, it is forbidden to
use mobile phone in flight. Safety regulations require you to have permission
from a crew member to use your phone while the plane is on the ground.
 If the mobile phone has the function of automatic timing power-on, please
check your alarm setting to make sure that your phone will not be automatically
turned on during flight.
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 fire. Otherwise, it will cause
 Do not disassemble or refit 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 standby 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
Limitation of Liability
ZTE shall not be liable for any loss of profits or indirect, special, incidental or
consequential damages resulting from or arising out of or i n 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 function demonstration. If they are inconsistent with your handset, please take
your handset as the standard. If the inconsistency exits in the manual because of
the handset function updating, please refer to the follow-up public information
Key Functions
Alpha numeric keys
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 selections.
Navigation keys
These keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT) allow for navigation
through menu options and quick accessing to some function
Send key
Press to dial a phone number or answer a call.Press to view
the call history in the standby mode.
End/Power key
Press to exit to the standby mode.
Hold to switch on/off the phone.
Alpha numeric keys
Press to enter characters 0-9 and the alphabets from a-z.
In the standby mode, hold the 0 key to turn on or off the torch.
Note: In this User Manual, “press a key” means to press the key and release it
immediately, while “hold a key” means to press the key for at least two seconds and
then release it.
Locking and Unlocking the Keypad
In the standby mode, press the Left soft key and then press the * key within two
seconds to lock the keypad. The unlock method is the same.
Locking the keypad can prevent unintentional operations on it. You can answer
an incoming call with the regular operation when the keypad is locked.
Interface Icons
Signal strength
Missed call
Alarm clock set
Keypad locked
Battery status
The lithium ion battery of the mobile phone can be immediately used after unpacking.
Installing and Removing the Battery
1. Pull the battery cover from the notch on the top edge and remove the cover.
2. Insert the battery by aligning the gold-coloured contacts with the contacts in
the battery slot.
3. Push down the upper section of the battery until it clicks into place.
4. To remove the battery, pull the battery up and remove it from the mobile
phone as below.
5. Replace the battery cover and close it gently until you hear a click.
Remove the battery cover
Pull up the battery from here
Push down the battery
Replace the battery cover
Inserting the SIM Card
Insert the SIM card as follows:
 Make sure that the phone is switched off and the charger is disconnected from
the phone.
Turn the phone over and remove the battery cover.
Remove the battery if it is already installed.
Hold your SIM card with the cut corner oriented as shown and then slide it into
the card holder with the gold-coloured contacts facing downward.
Replace the battery first.
Replace the battery cover.
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
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.
 Connect your travel adapter to the bottom of your mobile phone as shown in
the diagram.
 Connect the other end of the travel adapter to the mains socket.
 When you charge the battery, the battery charging indicator appears.
 When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the charger.
Powering your Phone on/off
Make sure that your SIM card is in your mobile phone and that the battery is
Hold the End/Power key to power on/off the phone. The phone will
automatically search for the network.
Turning the torch on/off
In the standby screen, hold the 0 key to turn on or off the torch.
Writing text
Change input mode: Press the # key to change the input mode (abc,ABC,
Input letters: press A~Z to enter desired characters. It does not work in numeric
(123) mode.
Input digits: In numeric (123) mode, press digit key once to input a digit.
Input symbol: Press the * key to enter the symbol mode, select the required
symbol (common symbols) by pressing the Navigation keys and then press
the Left soft key or Center key to confirm it.
Input space: Press the 0 key to input space. It does not work in numeric (123)
Delete character: Press the Right soft key to clear a character. Hold the
Right soft key to delete all characters and clear the display.
Move cursor to left or right: Among the text, press the Left/Right navigation
keys to move the cursor to left or right.
How to Add Contact to the Phonebook
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 easily.
 Go to Menu→Phonebook→Add new contact.
 Edit the information and save it.
 You can also save a number right after you’ve made or received a phone call
or a message from someone who is not yet in your Phonebook list.
 To delete someone from your Phonebook list, first select the name, then
select Options→Delete.
How to make and receive calls
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→Contacts. Use the
Up/Down Navigation 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 Left soft key or the Send key.
 To end a call, press the End/Power key.
 To reject a call, press the End/Power key or the Right soft 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
How to Send Messages
You can use your mobile phone to send and receive messages.
1. Go to Menu→Messages→Write message.
2. Write your message. For more information on input method, see section
‘Writing text’. When you finish writing a message, press
Options→Send→Enter recipient to edit the recipient. After you add the
recipient, press Options→Done to send the message.
How to 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 Navigation keys to view the message.
3. While the message is open, press Options to reply, delete, or forward the
message. You can also use number to call back the sender or save the
sender’s number.
Go to Menu→Settings→Profiles. You can select Options→Activate to
activate a profile. Or you can select Options→Customize to edit a profile.
Call logs
Go to Menu→Call logs.
Dialled calls, Received calls and Missed calls are saved in Call logs. If the
records are full, the earliest saved records will be deleted automatically.
How to Configure Call Settings
Go to Menu→Settings→Call settings.
You can set call waiting, call divert and call barring, and so on.
How to Set your Phone
You can adjust various settings of your phone. Go to Menu→Settings.
Phone settings: Set input method, greeting text, and so on.
Security settings: Set security features to protect your phone and SIM card
from unauthorized use.
Restore factory settings: Enter the phone password to restore the factory
settings. Some personal information might be lost if you use this function, so
be careful.
Note: You may be required to input the phone password in some of the security
setting interfaces. The default password is 1122. Go to Security settings→Phone
security→Change password to change the phone password.
Go to Menu→Organizer.
 Calendar
Enter 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 colour.
 Alarm
You can view, and edit the alarm clock settings. You can also enable or disable
the alarm.
 Calculator
You can perform simple calculations. Press digit key to enter the number. Press
Left/Right Navigation keys to select the operational character. Press OK to get
the result.
Note: This calculator has limited accuracy and rounding errors may occur
especially in long division.
FM radio
Go to Menu→FM radio.
With the radio, you can search for radio channels, listen to them, and save
them on your device. Note that the quality of the radio broadcast depends on the
coverage of the radio station in that particular area. In the FM radio interface,
you can press the Up/Down Navigation keys to adjust volume, press the
Left/Right Navigation keys to tune the frequency, and press the Center key
to pause. Select Options to enter the submenu, you can set the FM radio power
on/off in Options.
How to Use Services
Go to Menu→Services. In Services you can use STK.
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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