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SCH-a990 Series
P O R T A B L E
A l l
D i g i t a l
M o b i l e
P h o n e
User Guide
Please read this manual before operating your
phone, and keep it for future reference.
ZA21_PMa990_22206_D2

Summary of Contents

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    SCH-a990 Series P O R T A B L E A l l D i g i t a l M o b i l e P h o n e User Guide Please read this manual before operating your phone, and keep it for future reference.

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    All Intellectual Property, as defined below, owned by or which is otherwise the property of Samsung or its respective suppliers relating to the SAMSUNG Phone, including but not limited to, accessories, parts, or software relating there to (the “Phone System”), is proprietary to Samsung and protected under federal laws, state laws, and international treaty provisions.

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    CONSTRUED TO CREATE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT. IN ADDITION, SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT OR...

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    a990.book Page 4 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR BENEFITS.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    a990.book Page 5 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Table of Contents Section 1: Getting Started ... 9 Turning Your Phone On and Off ... 10 Setting Up Voicemail ... 10 Understanding this User Manual ... 11 Section 2: Understanding Your Phone ... 13 Features of Your Phone ...

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    a990.book Page 6 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Opening Contacts Menu ...66 Adding a Contact ...67 Adding Pauses ...69 Contact Groups ...70 Finding a Contacts Entry ...73 Editing an Existing Contact Entry ...74 Deleting a Contact Entry ...74 Storing Numbers After a Call ...74 Speed Dialing ...75 My Name Card ...78 Finding My Phone Number ...78...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    a990.book Page 7 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Memory ... 122 Phone Info ... 123 Section 9: Multimedia ... 125 Get It Now ... 126 Get Tunes & Tones ... 127 Get PIX & FLIX ... 137 Get Fun & Games ... 147 Get News &...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    a990.book Page 8 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Potentially Explosive Environments ...187 Emergency Calls ...188 FCC Notice and Cautions ...189 Other Important Safety Information ...190 Product Performance ...191 Availability of Various Features/Ring Tones ...192 Battery Standby and Talk Time ...193 Battery Precautions ...193 Care and Maintenance ...195 Section 13: Warranty Information ...

  • Page 9: Section 1: Getting Started

    a990.book Page 9 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 1: Getting Started Topics Covered • Turning Your Phone On and Off • Setting Up Voicemail • Understanding this User Manual This section allows you to start using your phone by activating your service, setting up your voicemail, contacting customer support, or getting an understanding of how this manual is put together.

  • Page 10: Turning Your Phone On And Off, Setting Up Voicemail

    a990.book Page 10 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Turning Your Phone On and Off Turning Your Phone On 1. Open the flip, then press Note: As with any other radio-transmitting device, do not touch the internal antenna as it affects call quality and may cause the phone to operate at a higher power level than is necessary.

  • Page 11: Understanding This User Manual

    a990.book Page 11 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Follow the prompts in the new user tutorial to setup your mailbox. Listen to Voicemail 1. In standby mode, press and hold the 2. You are then prompted to enter your password followed key.

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    a990.book Page 12 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Important : Points out important information about the current feature that could affect performance, or even damage your phone.

  • Page 13: Section 2: Understanding Your Phone

    a990.book Page 13 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 2: Understanding Your Phone Topics Covered • Features of Your Phone • Front View of Your Phone • Command Keys • Understanding the Display Screen • Battery • Removable Memory Card Storage •...

  • Page 14: Features Of Your Phone

    a990.book Page 14 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Features of Your Phone • Domestic and international voice and text messaging service (available on participating networks). • High speed data (CDMA 2000 1x Technology) • PictBridge Digital Print TV-Out Option •...

  • Page 15: Front View Of Your Phone

    Page 15 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Front View of Your Phone ** The SCH-a990 supports the wireless headset profile and handsfree kit profile for Bluetooth® wireless technology. The SCH-a990 does not support Bluetooth OBEX profiles. Go to www.verizonwireless.com/bluetoothchart to check vehicle/accessory compatibility.

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    a990.book Page 16 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Features 1. Earpiece: The earpiece allows you to hear the other caller. 2. Display Screen Icons: Indicates the status of your phone, including status icons, message indicators, signal strength, etc. 3. Navigation Keys: This key allows you to scroll through the phone menu options.

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    a990.book Page 17 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 10. Power/Accessory Connector: The power/accessory interface connector is used to plug in the charging accessories and also connect any available accessory cables to your phone. 11. Microphone: The Microphone allows the other caller to hear you clearly when you are speaking to them.

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    a990.book Page 18 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Closed View Features 1. Camera Lens: The lens of your built-in camera/ camcorder. 2. Flash: The built-in flash has manual and automatic capabilities. 3. External LCD Display: External LCD shows signal and battery strength, alarm, time, day, and date.

  • Page 19: Command Keys

    a990.book Page 19 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 8. MicroSD™ Card Slot: This expansion slot allows you to insert a microSD™ memory card to add additional memory and storage capacity. 9. Camera/Camcorder Key: Launches the Camera/ Camcorder feature of your phone. 10.

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    a990.book Page 20 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Right Soft Key Some functions of the right soft key are as follows. • In standby mode, press the Contacts (right) soft key open your Contacts list. • When the right soft key function is Options, press the Options (right) soft key Clear Key The CLR key...

  • Page 21: Understanding The Display Screen

    a990.book Page 21 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Send Key The Send key is used to answer calls, dial calls, and to recall the last number(s) dialed, received, or missed. 1. Press once to answer calls. 2. Enter a number and briefly press 3.

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    a990.book Page 22 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM and more. The following table lists some display icons and their descriptions. Display icons Signal Strength: on and indicates the current signal strength. More bars indicate a stronger signal. tandalone Mode: Appears when Standalone Mode is on.

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    a990.book Page 23 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM No service indicator: because you’re outside a service area. You cannot make or receive calls. Wait for a signal or move to an open area to find a signal. This indicator always appears when you first turn on your phone and disappears once service is located.

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    a990.book Page 24 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Speakerphone: instead of earpiece. Missed Calls are missed. New Message web alert message. You’re also notified of a new message by animations and sound. You have one or more unread voicemail messages in your voicemail box. (Only applicable on Verizon Wireless Network.) Calendar Appointment when you have a calendar appointment scheduled.

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    a990.book Page 25 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Example: “Sending...” “Connecting...” • Completed • Example: “Message sent successfully!” • Information • Example: “New Message” • Error • Example: “System Error!” • Warning • Example: “Battery Low,” “Memory Full!” Section 2: Understanding Your Phone Understanding the Display Screen...

  • Page 26: Battery

    a990.book Page 26 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Battery Note: This phone comes packaged with a partially charged rechargeable standard Li-Ion battery and travel charger. Important: Although the phone can be used while the battery is charging, the battery must be fully charged before first use, otherwise you could damage the battery.

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    Charge the Battery Your phone is powered by a rechargeable standard Li-ion battery. Only use Samsung-approved charging devices and batteries. Samsung accessories are designed to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your warranty and may cause damage. Travel Charger...

  • Page 28: Removable Memory Card Storage

    a990.book Page 28 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: You can use your phone while charging, however, the battery charges faster if the phone is turned off. Battery Indicator The battery indicator display indicates battery power level. Four bars indicate a full charge, while an empty icon empty battery.

  • Page 29: Phone Memory Storage

    a990.book Page 29 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Phone Memory Storage The following file types can be saved to the phone memory storage area: • PIX: Pictures you have saved from a PIX message, downloaded via the “Get It Now” application, or taken using your phone. •...

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    a990.book Page 30 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM...

  • Page 31: Section 3: Call Functions

    a990.book Page 31 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 3: Call Functions Topics Covered • Making a Call • Answering a Call • Recent Calls • Roaming • TTY • VoiceSignal This section allows you to make or answer a call. It also includes the features and functionality associated with making or answering a call.

  • Page 32: Making A Call

    a990.book Page 32 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Making a Call 1. At the standby screen, enter the number you want to call using the keypad. 2. Press Making Calls Using Contacts Contacts are entries that you create to store names, numbers, and other information for people or groups of interest.

  • Page 33: Answering A Call, Recent Calls

    a990.book Page 33 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Answering a Call When you receive an incoming call, the Incoming screen appears in the display, press the or Ignore ( soft key to send the call to voicemail, or Quiet ( soft key to silence the ringer.

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    a990.book Page 34 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Viewing Call Information Recent Calls retains information such as the duration, date and time, and whether the call was received, dialed, or missed. 1. At the standby screen, press the 2. Press the down navigation key to highlight the desired number.

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    a990.book Page 35 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 6. Press the down navigation key to highlight an option. Press to enter the highlighted option’s sub-menu. Call History Icons When you view Recent Calls, an icon to the left of the number indicates the type of call.

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    a990.book Page 36 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Mobile 1 • Mobile 2 • Home • Work • Fax 5. Press to add a new contact, and then enter information. 6. Use the navigation keys to enter additional information for the entry and then press Delete Call History Entries 1.

  • Page 37: Roaming

    a990.book Page 37 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Roaming What is Roaming? Your phone can roam on other digital networks. Roaming occurs when you travel outside a pre-designated coverage area. The roaming icon displays when roaming is active and extra charges may apply when making or receiving calls.

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    a990.book Page 38 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 4. Use the up or down navigation keys to choose the setting you want, and press Your phone is fully TTY compatible. Connect the TTY equipment to the headset jack, which is located on the right side of the phone.

  • Page 39: Voicesignal

    a990.book Page 39 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM VoiceSignal VoiceSignal is advanced speech recognition software that can be used to activate a wide-variety of functions on your phone. VoiceSignal software automatically voice activates all contacts for voice dialing and searching, no pre-recording or training needed.

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    a990.book Page 40 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Press Tools, then Train Word. 3. Use the navigation keys to select the setting you want to change. The following options are available: • Choice Lists: If Voice Signal is not absolutely confident that it has correctly identified a name or number, it can display a choice list of up to three possibilities, and prompt you to confirm the correct one.

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    a990.book Page 41 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Adapt Digits: • Lets you adapt digits, which can improve voice recognition of phone numbers. Adaptation takes about 180 seconds. Reset Digits: • Erases any digit adaptation you have done and resets digit recognition to the factory default.

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    a990.book Page 42 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM You should adapt Digit Dial only if the system is frequently unable to recognize your speech. After you adapt Digit Dial, your phone is customized to your voice, and your voice only. Others will not be able to use it unless they reset the phone to factory defaults.

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    a990.book Page 43 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 6. Read the description until you are comfortable to proceed, then press 7. Your phone displays the first digit sequence and “Please say” plays through the speaker followed by the four digits appearing in the display.

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    a990.book Page 44 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: If you have not performed the Adapt Digits function, the Reset Digits option will not be accessible. 5. Press to proceed. Digit Adaptation Reset is completed. VoiceSignal Commands The following is a list of functions that you can perform using VoiceSignal speech recognition on your phone.

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    a990.book Page 45 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Say “Call” at a distance of 3-12 inches from the phone in a natural voice. 4. “Say the Name or Number” plays through the earpiece or speakerphone--if it is enabled. 5.

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    a990.book Page 46 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 4. “Say the Name or Number” plays through the earpiece. 5. To use Digit Dialing, say the area code and number that you want to dial into the microphone, clearly and naturally.

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    a990.book Page 47 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Opening Apps The example that follows instructs you how to open Internet Explorer. However, you can open any application on your phone using VoiceSignal. 1. In standby mode, press the 2. A list of commands appears in the display and the audio prompt “Say a command”...

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    a990.book Page 48 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM...

  • Page 49: Section 4: Menu Navigation

    a990.book Page 49 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 4: Menu Navigation Topics Covered • Menu Navigation • Menu Outline This section explains the menu navigation for your phone. It also includes an outline of all the available menus associated with your phone. Section 4: Menu Navigation...

  • Page 50: Menu Navigation

    a990.book Page 50 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Menu Navigation Access menus using the navigation keys, two soft keys , or use a shortcut. 1. In standby mode press menus appear in the display. 2. Use the navigation keys to browse phone menus. 3.

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    a990.book Page 51 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Navigation Key Shortcuts In standby mode, press a navigation key (as illustrated below) to launch its corresponding application. The Shortcut menu is set to Calendar by default, but it can be customized to select other functions instead. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press...

  • Page 52: Menu Outline

    a990.book Page 52 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Recent Calls • outgoing calls. Send DTMF • Voice Privacy • your number on their display. Select from standard or enhanced options. Voice Memo • 2. Use the navigation key to highlight a menu. Press open the highlighted menu or to activate the feature.

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    a990.book Page 53 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 1: Get New App. 3: My PIX 4: My FLIX 5: PIX Place 6: Take PIX 7: Record FLIX 8: Scan Biz Card 3: Get Fun & Games 1: Get New App. 4: Get News &...

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    a990.book Page 54 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2: Business 3: Colleague 4: Family 5: Friends 4: Speed Dials 5: My Name Card RECENT CALLS 1: Missed 2: Received 3: Dialed 4: All 5: View Timers SETTINGS & TOOLS 1: My Account 2: Tools 1: Voice Commands...

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    a990.book Page 55 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2: Call Vibrate 3: Alert Sounds 1: TXT Message 1: Tone 1: My Ringtones 1: Get New Ringtones 2: My Sounds 1: Record New 2: Vibrate 3: Reminder 2: PIX-FLIX Msg 1: Tone 1: My Ringtones 1: Get New Ringtones...

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    a990.book Page 56 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 1: Power On 2: Power Off 4: Display Settings 1: Banner 1: Personal 2: ERI Banner 2: Backlight 1: Display 1: Duration 2: Brightness 2: Keypad 3: Wallpaper 1: Main LCD 1: My PIX 2: My FLIX 3: Pre-loaded PIX...

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    a990.book Page 57 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 7: NAM Selection 8: PC Connection 9: Quick Search 6: Call Settings 1: Answer Options 2: Auto Retry 3: TTY Mode 4: One Touch Dial 5: Voice Privacy 6: Call Restrictions 1: Outgoing 2: Incoming 3: Contacts...

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    a990.book Page 58 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2: My PIX 3: My FLIX 4: My Music 5: My Sounds 9: Phone Info 1: My Number 2: SW Version 3: Icon Glossary *A microSD™ card must be insert in the microSD™ card slot on the left side of the a990 for the Card Memory menu to display.

  • Page 59: Section 5: Entering Text

    a990.book Page 59 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 5: Entering Text Topics Covered • Changing the Text Entry Mode • Using Word Mode • Entering Upper and Lower Case • Entering Symbols • Entering Numbers This section outlines how to select the desired text input mode when entering characters into your phone.

  • Page 60: Changing The Text Entry Mode

    a990.book Page 60 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Changing the Text Entry Mode 1. While composing a message in the Text area, press the right soft key options: • Add: Allows you to add more information or multimedia items to your message. Graphics •...

  • Page 61: Using Word Mode

    a990.book Page 61 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. While composing a message, press left soft key to display a pop-up menu with the following Text Entry Mode options: • Word • Abc • ABC • 123 • Symbols Using Word Mode Word recognizes the most commonly used word for any sequence of key presses and inserts that word into your...

  • Page 62: Entering Upper And Lower Case

    Word recognizes that the most frequently used word for the sequence that you just entered is “Samsung.” If more than one word shares the same sequence, Word provides the most common of the two. Press words in the dictionary, if available.

  • Page 63: Entering Symbols

    a990.book Page 63 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Entering Symbols Symbol mode enables you to enter symbols such as @ or% into a text message. 1. In standby mode, press the left soft key then press New Msg, new text message. 2.

  • Page 64: Entering Numbers

    a990.book Page 64 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Entering Numbers Enter numbers into a text message while in number mode (123). See "Changing the Text Entry Mode" on page 60 for instructions on changing text entry modes. 1. In standby mode, press the left soft key then press new text message.

  • Page 65: Section 6: Understanding Your Contacts

    a990.book Page 65 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 6: Understanding Your Contacts Topics Covered • Opening Contacts Menu • Adding a Contact • Adding Pauses • Contact Groups • Finding a Contact Entry • Editing an Existing Contact Entry •...

  • Page 66: Opening Contacts Menu

    a990.book Page 66 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Opening Contacts Menu The Contacts menu provides access to powerful features such as adding Groups, creating and sending V-cards, and viewing the phone number assigned to your phone by Verizon Wireless. 1.

  • Page 67: Adding A Contact

    a990.book Page 67 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Group icon. Select an available group to associate with the entry in this field. Ringtone icon. Select a ringtone to associate with the entry in this field. icon. Enter a secondary mobile number for the Mobile 2 entry in this field.

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    a990.book Page 68 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Method 2 You can add new numbers to the Contacts by simply entering the number while the phone is in standby mode, then following the necessary prompts to complete the process. 1.

  • Page 69: Adding Pauses

    a990.book Page 69 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 8. If you selected Update Existing, the Contact List opens in Search mode. Use the navigation key to browse through entries, or enter the name of the entry using the keypad. Once you’ve highlighted the entry you wish to append the number, press 9.

  • Page 70: Contact Groups

    a990.book Page 70 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: Entering multiple two-second pauses extends the length of a pause. For example, two consecutive two-second pauses cause a total pause time of four seconds. Keep in mind pauses count as digits towards the 48-digit maximum.

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    a990.book Page 71 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Press the left soft key navigation key to scroll to the Group option. 3. Press the left soft key following groups: No Group • Business • • Colleague Family • Friends •...

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    a990.book Page 72 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: Text messaging availability varies when roaming off the Verizon Wireless Network. 1. In standby mode, press Groups. Your existing groups appear in the display. 2. Highlight the desired group name and press the right soft Options.

  • Page 73: Finding A Contacts Entry

    a990.book Page 73 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Highlight the desired group name and press the right soft Options. Highlight Send PIX Msg and press 3. Use the down navigation key to highlight the contacts in the group to which you want to send a message. Press to place a checkmark next to each selection to send messages to.

  • Page 74: Editing An Existing Contact Entry, Deleting A Contact Entry, Storing Numbers After A Call

    a990.book Page 74 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. In the Search field, enter the first and second letters of the name you wish to search until it is highlighted. Editing an Existing Contact Entry 1. In standby mode, press Contact List.

  • Page 75: Speed Dialing

    a990.book Page 75 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Once you’ve finished a call, you can store the number of the caller to your Contact List. Note: If the call was incoming and Caller ID information was unavailable, then the store option is also unavailable. 1.

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    a990.book Page 76 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 1-touch dialing Call phone numbers assigned to memory locations 002 - 009 by pressing and holding the any of the 2 - 9 keys. For example, to speed dial the number assigned to location 2, press and hold the display and the number is dialed.

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    a990.book Page 77 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. At the pop-up screen, use the navigation key to highlight Yes or No and press 6. Continue to assign speed dial entries or press the key to return to standby mode. Section 6: Understanding Your Contacts Speed Dialing...

  • Page 78: My Name Card, Finding My Phone Number

    a990.book Page 78 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM My Name Card My Name Card allows you to create a virtual business card. Once completed, you can send the card to recipients as a V-card attachment. 1. In standby mode, press Name Card.

  • Page 79: Section 7: Messaging

    a990.book Page 79 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 7: Messaging Topics Covered • Types of Messages • Retrieving New Messages • Creating and Sending TXT Messages • Creating and Sending PIX/FLIX Messages • Receiving PIX/FLIX Messages • New Sketch Messages •...

  • Page 80: Types Of Messages, Retrieving New Messages

    a990.book Page 80 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Types of Messages Your phone is capable of sending email, text, PIX & FLIX, and voicemail messages. Send email, text, PIX & FLIX messages by simply entering the email address or the phone number of the recipient in the To: <...>...

  • Page 81: Creating And Sending Txt Messages

    a990.book Page 81 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: When viewing a TXT message, you can view the previous TXT message by pressing the left navigation key and view the next TXT message by pressing the right navigation key. Creating and Sending TXT Messages You can send text messages to another mobile phone or to an email address.

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    a990.book Page 82 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Add To Contacts • Contacts as a new entry or add to an existing entry. 5. Press the left soft key options: Contacts • Groups • : Choose a group or a number from your group. Recent Calls •...

  • Page 83: Creating And Sending Pix/flix Messages

    a990.book Page 83 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Callback # : Provides the ability to send a callback # with the message. • Validity Period : Save the message for the assigned period of time. • Deferred Delivery : Save the message to be delivered at the assigned delivery date and time.

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    a990.book Page 84 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 4. Press the right soft key menu that provides the following options: Entry Mode • and Shortcuts modes of text entry. Preview • : Shows the message before it is sent. Save as Draft •...

  • Page 85: Receiving Pix/flix Messages

    a990.book Page 85 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 9. Press the up/down navigation key to highlight the Sound field. Press the left soft key Press the up/down navigation key to highlight the sound. desired sound and press 10. Press the down navigation key to highlight the Subject field.

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    a990.book Page 86 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Use the navigation keys to scroll through the message or view the entire picture if necessary. Note: When viewing a PIX/FLIX message, you can view the previous PIX/ FLIX message by pressing the left navigation key and view the next PIX/ FLIX message by pressing the right navigation key.

  • Page 87: New Sketch Messages, Message Folders

    a990.book Page 87 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Use the navigation key to highlight the unopened message, then press screen appears first if the Auto Receive option is Off. If so, press DOWNLOAD to view PIX/FLIX message. New Sketch Messages You can convert a picture to a black and white sketch drawing that can be sent with a message.

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    a990.book Page 88 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Press OPEN to view contents of the highlighted message. 4. While viewing a message press the right soft key Options to display the options listed. Play Again • Forward • : Forward the message to another recipient.

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    a990.book Page 89 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: When Auto Erase is turned on, the oldest read TXT message is replaced by an incoming TXT message when 50 TXT messages are stored in the Inbox, and the oldest read PIX/FLIX message is replaced by an incoming PIX/FLIX message when 10 PIX/FLIX messages are stored in the Inbox.

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    a990.book Page 90 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Message Info • Number, Priority, Msg Type, Size and if a Graphic, Sound or Name Card were included in the message. 4. Use the navigation key to highlight the desired option. 5.

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    a990.book Page 91 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. Scroll down with the navigation key until Save As Draft is highlighted, then press appears in the display and your message is saved to the Drafts folder. View and Edit Draft Messages 1.

  • Page 92

    a990.book Page 92 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Priority Level: priority. • Callback # : Provides the ability to send a callback # when sending a message. • Validity Period of time. • Deferred Delivery assigned delivery date and time. •...

  • Page 93: Changing Message Settings

    a990.book Page 93 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Erase All • : Erases unlocked messages in all message folders (Inbox, Drafts and Sent). Changing Message Settings This menu allows you to define settings for messages sent or received on your phone. To access your message settings, use the following steps: 1.

  • Page 94: Voicemail

    a990.book Page 94 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Entry Mode • Choose from Word, Abc, ABC, or 123. Callback # • message. Choose from On or Off. Signature • Choose from None or Custom. • Text Msg: Allows you to customize Text Msg. settings. Auto View •...

  • Page 95: E-mail

    a990.book Page 95 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 1. Press the up/down navigation keys to select Listen Now or Listen Later. 2. Press View Voicemail Messages in the Inbox Folder 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Voicemail.

  • Page 96: Mobile Im, Chat

    a990.book Page 96 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Mobile IM The Instant Messaging function allows you to send and receive instant messages using one of the following communities: ® • Instant Messenger ® • Messenger Service ® • Yahoo! Messenger Note: You must first create the Instant Message account before accessing it on your phone.

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    a990.book Page 97 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM navigation key to highlight Chat. Or press the left soft key press Chat. 2. Mobile Web is launched. Using the up and down navigation keys, select one of the following chat rooms and press •...

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    a990.book Page 98 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM...

  • Page 99: Section 8: Changing Your Settings

    a990.book Page 99 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 8: Changing Your Settings Topics Covered • My Account • Tools • Sounds Settings • Display Settings • Phone Settings • Call Settings • Bluetooth • Memory • Phone Info This section explains the sound and phone settings for your phone.

  • Page 100: My Account, Tools

    a990.book Page 100 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM My Account The My Account menu connects to the VZW Mobile Web. You can setup Favorites or choose from the available applications. 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press My Account.

  • Page 101: Sounds Settings

    a990.book Page 101 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Sounds Settings The Sounds menu provides the ability to access the following menus: Master Volume 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press Sounds Settings. The Sounds Settings menus are listed in the display. 2.

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    a990.book Page 102 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Alert Sounds 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press Sounds Settings. The Sounds Settings menus are listed in the display. 2. Press Alert Sounds. For the following options, you can set the tone for the message alerts.

  • Page 103: Display Settings

    a990.book Page 103 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Use the Up and Down navigation keys to adjust the keypad volume. 4. Press SET to save. Service Alerts 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press Sounds Settings. The Sounds Settings menus are listed in the display.

  • Page 104

    a990.book Page 104 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Banner • : Create your own personalized greeting that appears in the display when your phone is in standby mode or choose the ERI Banner which displays the network in which you have subscribed.

  • Page 105

    a990.book Page 105 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Press Personal to create a customized banner for your handset. Note: Press and hold to erase an existing banner, if necessary. 3. Enter a word or short phrase (18 characters or less) to appear in your phone’s display when the phone is in standby mode.

  • Page 106

    a990.book Page 106 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Duration • : Can be set to 7 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, Always On, or Always Off. Brightness • brightness. • Keypad : The following options are for the keypad. 7 Seconds •...

  • Page 107

    a990.book Page 107 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM navigation key to highlight Press Display Settings. The Display Settings menus are listed in the display. Press Theme. 2. Use the navigation keys to select the Display Theme you wish, then press Clock Format This menu allows you to have time displayed in digital or analog format.

  • Page 108: Phone Settings

    a990.book Page 108 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. The following options appear in the display: • Size: allows you to select the font size. • Style: numbers appear in selected font style when dialing a number. • Hyphenation: add hyphens to dialed numbers. 3.

  • Page 109

    a990.book Page 109 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Press Standalone Mode. Use the Up or Down navigation key to select On or Off and press Shortcut Key Shortcut Key allows you to select from up to 19 applications that appear in the display when you press the down navigation key in standby mode.

  • Page 110

    a990.book Page 110 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM The Location (GPS) setting identifies your location to the network. You can fully enable this setting or set GPS to work only in the case that you dial 911 from your phone. 1.

  • Page 111

    a990.book Page 111 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Edit Code: Allows you to change the Lock Code for the Device or Location. • Reset Phone: All settings (except Contacts) are reset to factory default settings. Lock Phone Lock Phone restricts the use of your phone with the exception of outgoing calls to 911.

  • Page 112

    a990.book Page 112 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Edit Lock Code The default lock code is the last four digits of your phone number. Edit Code allows you to change this code to a lock code of your preference. 1.

  • Page 113

    a990.book Page 113 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM navigation key to highlight Press Phone Settings. The Phone Settings menus are listed in the display. 2. Press Security, and enter the lock code. Press Reset Phone. A prompt appears in the display asking if you wish to restore default settings (except for the Contacts).

  • Page 114

    a990.book Page 114 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM System Select The System Select menu allows you to set your roaming options. For information on roaming options, see "Roaming Options" on page 37. NAM Selection Your phone provides the option of selecting between two NAMs (Number Assignment Modules) or phone numbers.

  • Page 115

    a990.book Page 115 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Searching for a Menu Item 1. In standby mode, press the first few numeric keys that correspond to the letters of the Menu item name. For example, to search for “Inbox” you would enter 2.

  • Page 116: Call Settings

    a990.book Page 116 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Call Settings The Call Settings menu allows you to select the method for answering incoming calls, setting redial options, setting data rates for data calls, voice privacy, and more. Answer Options The Answer Options menu allows you to select the method for answering incoming calls.

  • Page 117

    a990.book Page 117 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Press Call Settings. The Call Settings menus are listed in the display. 2. Press Auto Retry. The following options appear in the display: • Off • Every 10 Seconds • Every 30 Seconds •...

  • Page 118

    a990.book Page 118 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Voice Privacy Note: This feature is only available on the Verizon Wireless network. Voice Privacy (at the Enhanced setting) allows you to prevent those you call from seeing your number in their display when receiving your call.

  • Page 119

    a990.book Page 119 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 4. Use the navigation key to highlight On or Off, then press . Your settings are saved. Data Settings 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press Call Settings. The Call Settings menus are listed in the display.

  • Page 120: Bluetooth Settings

    a990.book Page 120 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Bluetooth Settings About Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology capable of exchanging information over a distance of about 30 feet without requiring a physical connection. Unlike infrared, you don't need to line up the devices to beam information with Bluetooth.

  • Page 121

    a990.book Page 121 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM * For vehicle/accessory compatibility, go to www.verizonwireless.com/bluetoothchart Phone does not support Bluetooth OBEX profiles. The following Bluetooth options are available: On/Off When the Bluetooth radio is turned on, you can use the Bluetooth features available.

  • Page 122: Memory

    a990.book Page 122 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. A list of found Bluetooth devices will be displayed. Use the Up and Down navigation keys to highlight a Bluetooth device. Press 4. Enter the passkey (0000 for most devices) and press to pair with the device you selected.

  • Page 123: Phone Info

    a990.book Page 123 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Press Memory. The Memory menus are listed in the display. The following options are available: Save Options • : You can set your PIX, FLIX, Sounds, or All to be saved to either phone memory or card memory.

  • Page 124

    a990.book Page 124 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM...

  • Page 125: Section 9: Multimedia

    a990.book Page 125 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 9: Multimedia Topics Covered • Get It Now • Get Tunes & Tones • Get PIX & FLIX • Get Fun & Games • Get News & Info • Get Going •...

  • Page 126

    a990.book Page 126 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Get It Now The Get It Now menu provides sub-menus to GetTunes & Tones, Get PIX & FLIX, Get Fun & Games, Get News & Info, Get Going and Get Extras. You can also view memory info to see how much space you’ve used (and have left) for stored media.

  • Page 127: Get Tunes & Tones

    a990.book Page 127 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. Press Help to display a list of frequently asked questions. Use the navigation key to highlight an item and press to display help text. Press the to return. Get Tunes & Tones This menu allows you to get new tunes and tones, record new sounds, and set tunes and tones as your ringtone.

  • Page 128

    a990.book Page 128 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. Right click and select the Format option. 6. Under the File System option, select FAT32 and click the Start button. 7. Your microSD™ memory card will be reformatted. 8. Remove the microSD™ card from the SD card reader and insert it back into your phone.

  • Page 129

    a990.book Page 129 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 7. Highlight Phone Memory or Memory Card for storage location (Memory Card is recommended). Press begin downloading. Wait for the phone to acquire the content license. Press 8. Press Play to play the downloaded song immediately.

  • Page 130

    a990.book Page 130 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Select Get New Ringtones to access the web to download new ringtones. Or if you have already downloaded ringtones, highlight your selection and press 4. To return to standby mode, press the My Music The Music Player can be used to play music files that you have downloaded from the V CAST Music catalog or that...

  • Page 131

    a990.book Page 131 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. To scroll through the list, turn the jog dial until the playlist that you want is highlighted. Or, highlight Play All if you want to play all of your songs. Each quarter turn will scroll up or down one item.

  • Page 132

    a990.book Page 132 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Move • : Moves the song from the microSD™ memory card to the phone, or vice-versa, depending upon where it is currently stored. Lock • : Allows you to lock the song so that it will not be deleted. This option may not be available for all songs.

  • Page 133

    a990.book Page 133 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Record New is highlighted. Press Voice Memo screen. 4. Press REC to begin recording. Press stop. Press the left soft key resume the recording appropriately. 5. Press to save sound. Sync Music This option allows you to transfer music files from your PC.

  • Page 134

    a990.book Page 134 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Only songs with English or Spanish filenames can be successfully transferred to the phone for play back. Note: Before transferring files, be sure to format your microSD™ memory card with PC format FAT32. See “Formatting Your microSD™ Card” on page 127 for more information.

  • Page 135

    a990.book Page 135 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Manage Music This option allows you to view your music sorted by genre, artist, album title, or song title. You can also create playlists. 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Tunes &...

  • Page 136

    a990.book Page 136 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Shuffle • : This option will re-sort a playlist order. 4. You can press the left soft key Get V CAST Music catalog. Creating a Playlist 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Tunes &...

  • Page 137: Get Pix & Flix

    a990.book Page 137 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Highlight Manage Music and press 3. Highlight Playlists and press 4. Highlight the playlist you would like to edit and press the right soft key Options. Highlight and press 5. To remove a song from the playlist, highlight the song and press the right soft key 6.

  • Page 138

    a990.book Page 138 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Note: To access and download videos, you must have the displayed. Browsing, Selecting and Playing Video Clips 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Get PIX & FLIX and press 2.

  • Page 139

    a990.book Page 139 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. To download and save the highlighted video, press SAVE. The video clip will be saved to V CAST Video in My FLIX. 3. Highlight Yes to accept charges, if applicable, and then press .

  • Page 140

    a990.book Page 140 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Deleting Video Clips 1. Launch V CAST Video. For information about launching your video player, review "Get New PIX" on page 141. 2. Press the right soft key highlighted. 3. Press .

  • Page 141

    a990.book Page 141 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 6. Highlight Yes to confirm that you want to erase the saved clip, then press Configure Alerts for New Video Clips 1. Launch V CAST Video. 2. Use the right and left navigation keys to select the V CAST Video categories you want to configure an alert.

  • Page 142

    a990.book Page 142 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Take PIX This menu launches the camera. 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Get PIX & FLIX. 2. Press Take PIX. The camera is now active. 3. Press the right soft key specific camera settings.

  • Page 143

    a990.book Page 143 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Settings • : Memory (store PIX to phone or microSD™ card), Auto Focus, Auto Save, Icon Display, Shutter Sound, Call Interruption, Reset Settings Camcorder • : Switches from Camera to Camcorder 4.

  • Page 144

    a990.book Page 144 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Zoom: Allows you to zoom in on the highlighted picture. • Print: • Rename : Allows you to rename the picture. • Move : Moves the images from the card to the phone. •...

  • Page 145

    a990.book Page 145 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Flash • : Off, Always On, Auto. Self Timer • : Off, 2 Sec., 5 Sec., 10 Sec. Quality • : Economy, Normal, or Fine. Recording Mode must be set to Normal for Quality options Normal and Fine to appear. Resolution •...

  • Page 146

    a990.book Page 146 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM will be displayed and you will exit from the camcorder application. If your battery is too low then the phone will power down without saving the video. Note: If you receive a text message, a multi-media message or a voice mail while you are recording, the video recording is stopped.

  • Page 147: Get Fun & Games

    a990.book Page 147 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Capture Frame • Set As Wallpaper • Rename • Move • Lock • Erase • Erase All • FLIX Info PIX Place Send a PIX to your online album. Note: You must first setup your account on the Verizon Wireless website: www.verizonwireless.com before establishing a connection.

  • Page 148

    a990.book Page 148 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 2. Press Get New App. 3. Use the navigation keys to make a selection and press 4. Choose the charge Either Subscription or Unlimited, then press . Follow in screen prompts to apply.

  • Page 149: Get News & Info, Get Going

    a990.book Page 149 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Get News & Info 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to highlight Get News & Info. 2. The browser is launched and a pop up screen with available applications is displayed. 3.

  • Page 150: Get Extras

    a990.book Page 150 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 3. Highlight the application you wish to download and press 4. Follow on screen subscription prompts and press The download process begins. 5. At the “App installed successfully. Would you like to run it?”...

  • Page 151: Section 10: Tools

    a990.book Page 151 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 10: Tools Topics Covered • Voice Commands • Calculator • Calendar • Alarm Clock • World Clock • Stop Watch • Notepad The topics covered in this section allow you to schedule appointments, view the calendar, set an alarm, view time zones, take notes, and perform simple math calculations.

  • Page 152: Voice Commands, Calculator

    a990.book Page 152 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Voice Commands For more information see, "VoiceSignal" on page 39. Calculator You can perform calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using your phone. 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to Tools, Calculator, opens.

  • Page 153

    a990.book Page 153 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 7. Use the keypad to enter the second number into your equation. 8. Press to perform the calculation and view the result. Calculates the tip and determine how much each person should pay for the meal.

  • Page 154: Calendar

    a990.book Page 154 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Currency To convert any of the above categories, do the following: 1. Scroll to the conversion feature you wish to use and press the 2. Use the Left or Right navigation keys to select the From units of money or measure for the quantity you want converted.

  • Page 155

    a990.book Page 155 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Weekly : View the current week. • Go To Date : Go to any date that you specify. • Go to Today : View today’s events. Erase Old • : Select a past event to delete. Erase All •...

  • Page 156

    a990.book Page 156 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. Fill in and select event details using the navigation keys and the alpha-numeric keypad. 6. Press . The event is saved. View an event 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to Tools Calendar.

  • Page 157: Alarm Clock

    a990.book Page 157 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 9. To erase the current event, press menu appears with Yes highlighted. press or highlight No to cancel. 10. To see the selected date in a month view, press Monthly. 11. To see the selected date in a week view, press Weekly.

  • Page 158

    a990.book Page 158 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. Press the down navigation key to highlight the Time field, then enter the time that you wish for the alarm to sound. 6. Press the down navigation key once to highlight the am/ pm field.

  • Page 159: World Clock

    a990.book Page 159 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM navigation key to Tools Alarm Clock. The Alarm Clock menu displays with the Alarm 1 highlighted. 2. Use the navigation keys to highlight the alarm you wish to disable, then press the right soft key pop-up menu appears in the display.

  • Page 160: Stop Watch

    a990.book Page 160 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM navigation key to Tools World Clock. 2. Use the left soft key supported cities. Press 3. Press the right soft key following options: Set as Local Time • chosen in the Cities field. DST On •...

  • Page 161: Notepad

    a990.book Page 161 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Notepad Create and store notes in Notepad. Return to Notepad anytime to review and edit your notes. 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to Tools Notepad. The Note Pad menu opens. 2.

  • Page 162

    a990.book Page 162 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Review, Add, Edit, and Erase Memos 1. In standby mode, press navigation key to Tools Notepad. The Note Pad menu opens. If you have any stored notes, they appear as a list in the display.

  • Page 163: Section 11: Mobile Web

    a990.book Page 163 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 11: Mobile Web Topics Covered • Mobile Web • Launching Mobile Web • Exit Mobile Web • Navigate the Web • Mobile Web Soft keys • Links • Place a Call While Using Mobile Web This section outlines the available gaming options and accessories for your phone.

  • Page 164: Mobile Web, Launching Mobile Web, Exit Mobile Web

    a990.book Page 164 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Mobile Web Mobile Web allows you to surf the web from your wireless phone. If you receive a call while using Mobile Web, the web session is suspended during the call. Once the call ends, your Mobile Web session resumes where you left off.

  • Page 165: Navigate The Web, Mobile Web Soft Keys

    a990.book Page 165 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Navigate the Web Note: This feature is currently unavailable outside of the United States. Only available within the Verizon Wireless Enhanced Services Area. When you use Mobile Web, some of the keys operate differently than during a normal phone call.

  • Page 166

    a990.book Page 166 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Navigation Key: Use the navigation key to browse lists and highlight options. CLR Key: A browser back-up key. Press once to back up one page. Press and hold to go back to Mobile Web home page.

  • Page 167: Links, Place A Call While Using Mobile Web

    a990.book Page 167 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Links Links Note: This feature is currently unavailable outside of the United States. Only available within the Verizon Wireless Enhanced Services Area. Links can serve several purposes, such as jumping to a different page, to a different site, or initiating a phone call.

  • Page 168

    a990.book Page 168 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM...

  • Page 169: Section 12: Health And Safety Information

    a990.book Page 169 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 12: Health and Safety Information Topics Covered • Health and Safety Information This section outlines the safety precautions associated with using your phone. These safety precautions should be followed to safely use your phone Section 12: Health and Safety Information...

  • Page 170: Health And Safety Information

    a990.book Page 170 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Health and Safety Information Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals Certification Information (SAR) Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the exposure limits for radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S.

  • Page 171

    a990.book Page 171 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below the maximum value. This is because the phone is designed to operate at multiple power levels so as to use only the power required to reach the network.

  • Page 172: Consumer Information On Wireless Phones

    a990.book Page 172 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM it may be necessary to remove the battery pack to find the number. Once you have the FCC ID number for a particular phone, follow the instructions on the website and it should provide values for typical or maximum SAR for a particular phone.

  • Page 173

    a990.book Page 173 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Consumer Information on Wireless Phones produce RF exposures well within the FCC's compliance limits. Do wireless phones pose a health hazard? The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using wireless phones.

  • Page 174

    a990.book Page 174 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM to repair, replace or recall the phones so that the hazard no longer exists. Although the existing scientific data do not justify FDA regulatory actions, FDA has urged the wireless phone industry to take a number of steps, including the following: •...

  • Page 175

    a990.book Page 175 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM comply with FCC safety guidelines that limit RF exposure. FCC relies on FDA and other health agencies for safety questions about wireless phones. FCC also regulates the base stations that the wireless phone networks rely upon.

  • Page 176

    a990.book Page 176 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Three large epidemiology studies have been published since December 2000. Between them, the studies investigated any possible association between the use of wireless phones and primary brain cancer, glioma, meningioma, or acoustic neuroma, tumors of the brain or salivary gland, leukemia, or other cancers.

  • Page 177

    a990.book Page 177 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Consumer Information on Wireless Phones What is FDA doing to find out more about the possible health effects of wireless phone RF? FDA is working with the U.S. National Toxicology Program and with groups of investigators around the world to ensure that high priority animal studies are conducted to address important questions about the effects of exposure to radio frequency energy (RF).

  • Page 178

    a990.book Page 178 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM What steps can I take to reduce my exposure to radio frequency energy from my wireless phone? If there is a risk from these products - and at this point we do not know that there is - it is probably very small.

  • Page 179

    a990.book Page 179 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Consumer Information on Wireless Phones Some groups sponsored by other national governments have advised that children be discouraged from using wireless phones at all. For example, the government in the United Kingdom distributed leaflets containing such a recommendation in December 2000.

  • Page 180

    a990.book Page 180 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM believe that accessories that claim to shield the head from those emissions reduce risks. Some products that claim to shield the user from RF absorption use special phone cases, while others involve nothing more than a metallic accessory attached to the phone.

  • Page 181

    a990.book Page 181 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM voluntary standard sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This standard specifies test methods and performance requirements for hearing aids and wireless phones so that no interference occurs when a person uses a compatible phone and a compatible hearing aid at the same time.

  • Page 182: Road Safety

    a990.book Page 182 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Updated 7/16/2003: US Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/cellphones Road Safety Your wireless phone gives you the powerful ability to communicate by voice, almost anywhere, anytime. But an important responsibility accompanies the benefits of wireless phones, one that every user must uphold.

  • Page 183

    a990.book Page 183 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 5. Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving. Jotting down a "to do" list or flipping through your address book takes attention away from your primary responsibility, driving safely. 6.

  • Page 184: Operating Environment

    a990.book Page 184 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM 10. Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless assistance number when necessary. If you see a broken-down vehicle posing no serious hazard, a broken traffic signal, a minor traffic accident where no one appears injured, or a vehicle you know to be stolen, call roadside assistance or other special non-emergency number.

  • Page 185: Using Your Phone Near Other Electronic Devices

    a990.book Page 185 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Using Your Phone Near Other Electronic Devices Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radio frequency (RF) signals. However, certain electronic equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals from your wireless phone. Consult the manufacturer to discuss alternatives.

  • Page 186

    a990.book Page 186 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM interference noise, and phones also vary in the amount of interference they generate. The wireless telephone industry has developed ratings for some of their mobile phones, to assist hearing device users in finding phones that may be compatible with their hearing devices.

  • Page 187: Potentially Explosive Environments

    a990.book Page 187 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Potentially Explosive Environments Other Medical Devices If you use any other personal medical devices, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.

  • Page 188: Emergency Calls

    a990.book Page 188 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM (fuel storage and distribution areas), chemical plants or where blasting operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often but not always clearly marked. They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), areas where the air contains chemicals or...

  • Page 189: Fcc Notice And Cautions

    a990.book Page 189 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM FCC Notice and Cautions If certain features are in use (call barring, for example), you may first need to deactivate those features before you can make an emergency call. Consult this document and your local cellular service provider.

  • Page 190: Other Important Safety Information

    a990.book Page 190 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Cautions Any changes or modifications to your phone not expressly approved in this document could void your warranty for this equipment, and void your authority to operate this equipment. Only use approved batteries, antennas and chargers.

  • Page 191: Product Performance

    a990.book Page 191 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Failure to observe these instructions may lead to the suspension or denial of telephone services to the offender, or legal action, or both. Product Performance Getting the Most Out of Your Signal Reception The quality of each call you make or receive depends on the signal strength in your area.

  • Page 192: Availability Of Various Features/ring Tones

    a990.book Page 192 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Maintaining Your Phone's Peak Performance For the best care of your phone, only authorized personnel should service your phone and accessories. Faulty service may void the warranty. There are several simple guidelines to operating your phone properly and maintaining safe, satisfactory service.

  • Page 193: Battery Standby And Talk Time, Battery Precautions

    • Use only Samsung-approved batteries and recharge your battery only with Samsung-approved chargers. When a charger is not in use, disconnect it from the power source. Do not leave Section 12: Health and Safety Information Battery Standby and Talk Time...

  • Page 194

    • Do not use incompatible cell phone batteries and chargers. Some Web sites and second-hand dealers, not associated with reputable manufacturers and carriers, might be selling incompatible or even counterfeit batteries and chargers.

  • Page 195: Care And Maintenance

    Dispose of used batteries in accordance with local regulations. In some areas, the disposal of batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For safe disposal options for Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Always recycle. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.

  • Page 196

    a990.book Page 196 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM • Do not paint the phone. Paint can clog the device's moving parts and prevent proper operation. • Do not put the phone in or on heating devices, such as a microwave oven, a stove or a radiator.

  • Page 197: Section 13: Warranty Information

    a990.book Page 197 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Section 13: Warranty Information Topics Covered • Standard Limited Warranty This section explains the warranty information for your new phone. Section 13: Warranty Information...

  • Page 198: Standard Limited Warranty

    Page 198 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Standard Limited Warranty What is Covered and For How Long? SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, L.P. ("SAMSUNG") warrants to the original purchaser ("Purchaser") that SAMSUNG's Phones and accessories ("Products") are free from defects in material and...

  • Page 199

    (i) the battery has been charged by a battery charger not specified or approved by SAMSUNG for charging the battery, (ii) any of the seals on the battery are broken or show evidence of tampering, or (iii) the battery has been used in equipment other than the SAMSUNG phone for which it is specified.

  • Page 200

    Product or for 90 days, whichever is longer. All replaced parts, components, boards and equipment shall become the property of SAMSUNG. If SAMSUNG determines that any Product is not covered by this Limited Warranty, Purchaser must pay all parts, shipping, and labor charges for the repair or return of such Product.

  • Page 201

    STATES/PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ADDITION, SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE, USE, OR...

  • Page 202

    ITS TERMS OR AS LIMITED AS THE LAW PERMITS. THE PARTIES UNDERSTAND THAT THE PURCHASER MAY USE THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRODUCT. SAMSUNG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AND THERE ARE NO CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AS TO THE QUALITY,...

  • Page 203

    Product pricing reflects this allocation of risk and the limitations of liability contained in this Limited Warranty. The agents, employees, distributors, and dealers of SAMSUNG are not authorized to make modifications to this Limited Warranty, or make additional warranties binding on SAMSUNG.

  • Page 204

    a990.book Page 204 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM...

  • Page 205: Index

    a990.book Page 205 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Index Numerics 1-touch dialing 2-touch dialing 3-touch dialing 911, notes about Adding a New Contact En- Alarm clock snooze 159 turn off the alarm 158 Answer options Auto answer Auto answer icon Auto retry Backup to last menu Battery...

  • Page 206

    a990.book Page 206 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM adding a new contact en- try 67 deleting a contact entry editing an existing con- tact entry 74 finding my phone number speed dialing 75 wait pause & 2-second pause 69 Creating and Sending PIX/ FLIX Messages Creating and Sending TXT...

  • Page 207

    a990.book Page 207 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM send PIX msg to 72 viewing 70 Hard pause Health and Safety Infor- mation Icons alarm on 24 alarm only 23 battery strength 23 display 22 dormant 23 signal strength 22 silent mode 23 TTY 23 Inbox folder...

  • Page 208

    a990.book Page 208 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Multimedia Music downloading 128 managing your music playing with flip closed playing with flip open transferring from PC 133 My Music My Name Card My phone # Navigation key Navigation key shortcuts New message icon No service indicator Note pad...

  • Page 209

    a990.book Page 209 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM Sent, reviewing messages Set an alarm Settings backlight 105 banner 104 display settings 103 edit lock code 112 language 109 lock phone 111 resetting your phone 112 ringer settings 101 security settings 110 Shortcut to menus Signal strength icon Silent mode icon...

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    a990.book Page 210 Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:37 PM browsing/playing clips configuring alerts 141 deleting clips 140 description 137 downloading clips 138 Vibrate mode icon Video clips View an event, calendar View PIX Msg Later Voice mail listening to 11 Voice mail icon Voice privacy Voicemail...

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