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  • Page 1 USER GUIDE LG-B471 MFL69393501 (1.0)
  • Page 2: Limited Warranty Statement

    [See 15 USC §2311.] 1. WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS: LG offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed subscriber unit and its enclosed accessories will be free from defects in material and workmanship, according to the following terms and conditions:...
  • Page 3 LG, including damage caused by shipping, blown fuses, spills of food or liquid. (3) Breakage or damage to antennas unless caused directly by defects in material or workmanship.
  • Page 4 LG may choose at its option to use functionally equivalent re-conditioned, refurbished or new units or parts or any units. In addition, LG will not re-install or back-up any data, applications or software that you have added to your phone.
  • Page 5 LG Electronics Service- Mobile Handsets, P.O. Box 240007, Huntsville, AL 35824 DO NOT RETURN YOUR PRODUCT TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. Please call or write for the location of the LG authorized service center nearest you and for the procedures for obtaining warranty claims. PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES:...
  • Page 6 AAA unless you seek more than $25,000 in damages, in which case the payment of these fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. Except as otherwise provided for herein, LG will pay all AAA filing, administration and arbitrator fees for any arbitration initiated in accordance with the AAA Rules and this arbitration provision.
  • Page 7 LG for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Except as otherwise provided for, LG waives any rights it may have to seek attorneys’ fees and expenses from you if LG prevails in the arbitration.
  • Page 8 the Limited Warranty in any way, and you will continue to enjoy the full benefits of the Limited Warranty. If you keep this product and do not opt out, then you accept all terms and conditions of the arbitration provision described above.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Basics .......... 10 Drafts .................32 Outbox ................32 Accessories ..........11 Message Settings ............33 Phone layout ..........12 Email ............35 Phone Components...........12 Sending an email ............35 Rear view .................14 Retrieving your email ..........35 Message folders ............36 Installing the SIM card and battery ..15 Changing your email settings ......36 Charging your phone ........17 Alarm Clock ..........37...
  • Page 10 Tip Calculator ..............49 Accessibility ..........58 Unit Converter ..............49 Menu Readout ..............58 Voice Recorder ..............49 Keypad Tone ..............58 Large Text ................58 Settings ........50 Invert Color ..............58 Mono Sound..............58 Audio & Ringtones ........51 Senior Mode ..............58 Ringtone ................51 TTY ..................58 Message Tone ...............51 Hearing Aid ..............59 Alert Tone ................51 Voice Command ............59...
  • Page 11: Basics

    Basics Basics...
  • Page 12: Accessories

    USB Cable Battery NOTE Always use genuine LG accessories. The supplied items are designed only for this device and may not be compatible with other devices. The items supplied with the device and any available accessories may vary depending on the region or service provider.
  • Page 13: Phone Layout

    Phone layout Phone Components Earpiece Main LCD Left Soft Key/ Right Soft Key Clear/Back Key Alarm Key TTS Mode Key Message Key OK Key Navigation Keys Send Key End/Power Key Press and hold to activate/ deactivate Vibrating Mode. Basics...
  • Page 14 Volume Keys Charger/USB Port Earpiece Lets you hear the caller during a call. Displays phone status icons, menu items, web items, Main LCD web information, pictures and more, in full color. Left Soft Key/ Each of these keys perform the functions indicated Right Soft Key by the text on the display immediately above them.
  • Page 15: Rear View

    Press this key in standby mode to quickly access the Send Key most recent missed, dialed, and received calls. Also dials a call when you enter a number. Allows you to return to the previous screen. Press Clear/Back Key and hold to activate the Voice Command function. TTS Mode Key Lets you turn the Text-To-Speech mode on/off.
  • Page 16: Installing The Sim Card And Battery

    Installing the SIM card and battery Remove the back cover Place your thumb at the top part of the back cover and slide it downwards to remove it. Remove the battery Hold the top edge of the phone and use the fingernail cutout near the bottom of the battery to lift the battery from the phone.
  • Page 17 Install the battery Insert the top of the battery first into the top edge of the battery compartment. Ensure that the battery contacts align with the terminals on the phone. Press the bottom of the battery down until it snaps into place.
  • Page 18: Charging Your Phone

    Charging your phone Locate the Charger/USB Port on the left side of your phone. Insert the charger connector to the phone (the ‘B’ side of the connector has to be facing up when connecting to the phone) and then plug the other end into the wall socket.
  • Page 19 Ring profile in use Silent All profile in use EDGE network available Bluetooth is active The browser is active 3G network available Vibrating Mode On Speakerphone Call in Progress Voicemail Battery Full Battery Charging Flight Mode On Basics...
  • Page 20: General Functions

    General Functions General Functions...
  • Page 21: Before You Begin

    Before you begin Remember that you can select the menu icons from the Menu screen using the Navigation Keys if you set the option to Icon. If you set the Menu Styles option to List, you can use the number keys to select the menu icons.
  • Page 22: Answering A Call

    Making a Call from the Contacts You can store frequently called names and phone numbers in the SIM card as well as in your Contacts List. You can dial a number by simply highlighting a name in the Contacts List and pressing the Send Key Press the Down Navigation Key to access the Contact List.
  • Page 23: Entering Text

    Signal Strength If you are inside a building, being near a window may give you better reception. You can see the strength of your signal by the signal indicator on your phone’s display screen. Entering Text You can enter alphanumeric characters by using the phone’s keypad. For example, storing names in the Contacts, writing a message, or scheduling events in the calendar all require text to be entered.
  • Page 24: Using The Abc Mode

    Using the ABC Mode Use the alphanumeric keypad to enter your text. Press the key labeled with the required letter. To insert a space, press the key once. To delete letters, press the Clear/Back Key . Press and hold down the Clear/Back Key erase all of the entered text.
  • Page 25: In-Call Menu

    In-Call Menu During a Call Your phone provides a number of control functions that you can use during a call. To access these functions during a call, press the Left Soft Options. Making a Second Call You can select a number you wish to dial from the Contacts to make a second call.
  • Page 26: Recent Calls

    Muting the Microphone You can mute the microphone during a call by pressing the Right Soft Mute. The phone can be unmuted by pressing the Right Soft Unmute. When the phone is muted, the caller cannot hear you, but you can still hear the caller. Using the Speakerphone You can use the integrated Speakerphone during a call by pressing the OK Spk.
  • Page 27: Contacts

    Contacts Contact List This menu allows you to save and manage contact address information. The Contact List allows you to add a new address or search saved contact addresses by name. To access Contact List, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Contacts Contact List.
  • Page 28: New Contact

    New Contact This menu allows you to add a new contact to the Contact List. You can enter contact address information including name, phone numbers, email addresses, group information items, memos, ring tones, and a contact Picture ID. To access New Contact, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Contacts New Contact.
  • Page 29: Own Number

    Own Number This displays your personal phone number. To access Own Number, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Contacts Own Number. My Business Card This displays your business card stored in the phone. You can also edit it. To access My Business Card, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Menu, Contacts My Business Card.
  • Page 30 Adding recipients The following options are available when adding the recipient(s). For more options, press the Left Soft Key Options in the Recipients screen. In this menu, you can choose from the following options: Enter Number: Allows you to enter the phone number using the keypad.
  • Page 31: Using Options

    - Multimedia: Preset multimedia templates can be created ( Menu > Messages > Message Settings > Multimedia Message > Multimedia Templates > New). More: Allows you to insert vCard, vCalendar, vNote, vTask or Contact. NOTE vCard, vCalendar, vNote and vTask are created by the Contacts, Calendar, Notepad, and Tasks functions, respectively.
  • Page 32: Inbox

    Inbox You will be alerted when you receive a message. New messages are stored in the Inbox. In the Inbox, you can identify each message by icons. If you are notified that you have received a multimedia message, you can download the whole multimedia message by selecting it in the Inbox menu.
  • Page 33: Drafts

    Drafts Allows you to view and edit the messages saved as drafts. To access drafts, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Messages , and Drafts. When you press the Right Soft Key Delete, it allows you to delete the message. While viewing the Drafts, press the Left Soft Key Options for the following options:...
  • Page 34: Message Settings

    Message Settings To access and configure your Message Settings, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Messages , and Message Settings. Message Alert Allows you to set the Sounds, Volume, Alert Type, and Alert Interval. Save To Allows you to choose whether to save attached files to the SIM Card or the Phone.
  • Page 35 to Entering Text (page 22). - Text Entry Settings - Text Entry Language: Allows you to set the text entry language to English or Spanish. - T9 Word Candidate List: Displays the word candidates as you type. - T9 Next Word Prediction: Allows the phone to predict the next word when typing in T9 mode.
  • Page 36: Email

    Email Sending an email To send/receive an email, you should first set up an email account. From the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, select Email and choose the account you want to use (if necessary). Press the Left Soft Key Options and choose Write Email to write an email.
  • Page 37: Message Folders

    Message folders Open Email, press the Left Soft Key Options, and select Mailbox. The list of folders will be displayed. Write Email: Create your new message. Inbox: All the e-mails you receive are placed into your Inbox. From here you can reply, forward and more. Drafts: If you don’t have time to finish writing a e-mail, you can save what you have written so far in here.
  • Page 38: Alarm Clock

    Alarm Clock The alarm function allows you to set up multiple separate alarms. You can also set the time, repetition interval, and alarm tone. If there is no alarm setting, press the Left Soft Key New to add a new alarm. To access Alarm Clock, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu and select Alarm Clock Edit Alarm...
  • Page 39: Browser

    Browser The Browser is one of the services provided by your network operator and it gives you access to all the cool things you can do with your wireless phone. NOTE Check the availability of services, pricing, and tariffs with your network operator and/or the service provider whose service you wish to use.
  • Page 40: Menus For The Browser

    Recent Pages: Allows you to view your history of recently viewed web sites. Settings: Allows you to set options for web pages and appearance. Menus for the Browser You can surf the Internet using either the phone keys or the Browser menu.
  • Page 41: Myat&T

    myAT&T myAT&T allows you to manage all of your AT&T accounts, including wireless, internet and home phone, and AT&T U-verse. View and pay your bill Access to billing and account support Check your order status View wireless voice and data usage Upgrade your account Add a line and more...
  • Page 42: Calendar

    Calendar When you enter this menu, a calendar will be displayed. The red square cursor is used to locate a particular day. The bottom bar on the calendar indicates saved schedules (if any) for that day. This function helps you keep track of your schedule.
  • Page 43: My Folder

    My Folder Audio To access Audio, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, My Folder , and Audio. Record Voice: Allows you to record voice notes. Saved audio files are displayed in the list. Music Player You can access Music by pressing the Left Soft Key Menu, My Folder , and...
  • Page 44: Pictures

    Press the Left Soft Key Menu and My Folder Select Music and then choose from Now Playing, All Songs, Playlists, Artists, Albums and Genres or Shuffle Songs to shuffle your collection. Press the OK Key Play/Pause to play and pause a selected song. While playing, press the up or down Navigation Keys to change the volume and the left or right Navigation Keys to go to the previous or next song.
  • Page 45: Other Files

    Other Files When you receive files of an undefined format (such as .vcs, .vcf, etc.) via email, the files are saved in this folder. To access Other Files, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, My Folder , and Other Files.
  • Page 46: Tools

    Tools Voice Command Voice Command is the function whereby your phone’s voice recognition engine identifies the voice of the user and carries out the requested commands. When the user operates the Voice Command function, there are five possible commands, Call <Name or Number>, Listen Voicemail, Missed Calls, Messages, and Time &...
  • Page 47 Voice Command Options When the Voice Command option is activated, you can press the Left Soft Key Options for the following options: Mode - Speed: Voice Command is abbreviated. - Normal: Voice Command is played normally with prompts. Best Match - 1 Match: The most likely match will be displayed when finding a number from the address book.
  • Page 48: Alarm Clock

    Alarm Clock The alarm function allows you to set up multiple separate alarms. You can also set the time, repetition interval, and alarm tone. If there is no alarm setting, press the Left Soft Key New to add a new alarm. To access Alarm Clock, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Alarm Clock or press the Left Soft Key...
  • Page 49: Stopwatch

    Mark ‘Complete’: Allows you to change the status of the selected task as Completed. Edit: Allows you to edit a saved task. Delete: Deletes the selected task. Selective Delete: Allows you to delete All Completed/All Past Tasks selectively. Send Task Via: Enables the selected task to be sent via Text Message, Multimedia Message, Email, or Bluetooth.
  • Page 50: Tip Calculator

    Tip Calculator This feature allows you to quickly and easily calculate the tip amount based on the total bill as well as the split of the total bill based on the number of people. To access Tip Calculator, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Tools , and Tip Calculator.
  • Page 51: Settings

    Settings Settings...
  • Page 52: Audio & Ringtones

    Audio & Ringtones This menu allows you to configure the audio and ringtone settings for your phone. To access Audio & Ringtones, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Settings , and Audio & Ringtones. Ringtone Sounds: Allows you to set a sound as the ringtone for your phone. Volume: Allows you to control your Ringtone volume.
  • Page 53: Keypad Tone

    Keypad Tone Sounds: Allows you to select a tone that the phone sounds when a key is pressed on the dialpad. You can select an option from Beep and Voice. Volume: Allows you to control your Keypad Tone volume. Multimedia This menu allows you to control your Multimedia volume.
  • Page 54: Languages

    Languages Allows you to change the language for the display text on your phone. This change will also affect the Language Input mode. Set Hotkeys Allows you to change the preferences on the Hotkeys that are currently assigned for your Navigation Keys (when in standby mode). Flight Mode This allows you to only use the phone’s features that do not require the use of the wireless network, excluding emergency calls, when you are...
  • Page 55: Reset Settings

    NOTE Before setting the PIN Request feature off, you must enter your PIN. Fixed Dial Number: This feature allows you to restrict your outgoing calls to selected phone numbers, if supported by your SIM Card. The PIN2 code is required. - FDN On/Off - On: You can only call phone numbers stored in the FDN List.
  • Page 56: Display

    Display This menu allows you to configure your Display settings. To access Display, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Settings , and Display. Wallpapers This menu allows you to set a picture or color as your background. Fonts You can configure the font size and color of the font that your phone uses.
  • Page 57: Call

    Call This menu allows you to configure your Call settings. To access Call, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Settings , and Call. Call Forwarding This menu allows you to select when to forward calls to another number. Send My Number This network service allows you to set your phone number to be displayed or hidden from the person you are calling.
  • Page 58: Senior Mode

    Senior Mode Senior mode is a function that amplifies a sound for seniors to hear the voice well by emphasizing a low voice. It is used for enhancing the speech quality while you are on the phone. You can set the Senior Mode to On or Off. Minute Minder This option allows you to specify whether the phone will beep every minute during a call to keep you informed of the length of the call.
  • Page 59: Accessibility

    Accessibility This menu allows you to easily control various accessibility options. To access Accessibility, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Settings , and Accessibility. Menu Readout This option allows the phone to read out menus that are accessed. Keypad Tone Sounds: Allows you to select a tone that the phone sounds when a key is pressed on the dialpad.
  • Page 60: Hearing Aid

    Hearing Aid Allows you to enable or disable the Hearing Aid function. Voice Command Allows you to set the Voice Command options. Refer to page 45. Connection This menu allows you to configure your Connection settings. To access Connection, from the standby screen, press Left Soft Key Menu, Settings , and Connection.
  • Page 61: My Bluetooth Info

    used between the compatible device and the phone. This allows you to call and listen to an audio clip using a Bluetooth connection. When using each device, see the manual that comes with the device. NOTE We recommend that your phone and the Bluetooth device you are communicating with should be no more than 10 meters apart.
  • Page 62: Usb Connection

    USB Connection This menu shows the USB Connection. Allows you to select the USB connection from Data Service or Disable. Internet Profiles This menu shows the Internet Profiles. You can add, delete, and edit Internet Profiles by pressing the Left Soft Key Options.
  • Page 63: Applications

    Applications This menu allows you to configure application settings To access Applications, from the standby screen, press the Left Soft Key Menu, Settings , and Applications. Messages This option allows you to configure the Messaging option. For more details, refer to Message Settings on page 33. Browser This menu allows you to configure the Browser settings.
  • Page 64 NOTE You cannot edit and delete pre-installed accounts. In order to create a new account, please fill in the network information. 1 Account Name: Name associated with new account. 2 Homepage: Homepage URL. 3 Internet Profile: You can choose one from the Internet profiles. Creating or editing an account requires caution.
  • Page 65: Screen Settings

    Screen Settings You can chage the settings of the browser screen (Rendering mode). Security A list of the available certificates is shown. Certificates: You can see the list of certificates and view them in detail. Clear Session: Removes the secure session. Navigation Mode You can change the methods of browser navigation.
  • Page 66: Software Update

    Software Update The user can check for the software update using the menu “Check for Update” . If the new software does not exist the user can not use this feature in 24 hours. Before updating new software after downloading it from the network server, users can decide whether they would like to postpone the operation.
  • Page 67: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix...
  • Page 68: Q&A

    Q&A Please check to see if any problems you have encountered with the phone are described in this section before taking the phone in for a service or calling a service engineer. Q How do I view the list of outgoing Q Why won’t the LCD turn on? calls, incoming calls, and missed A Remove the battery, then replace it.
  • Page 69: More Information

    In addition to the source code, all referred license terms, warranty disclaimers and copyright notices are available for download. LG Electronics will also provide open source code to you on CD-ROM for a charge covering the cost of performing such distribution (such as the cost of media, shipping, and handling) upon email request to
  • Page 70: For Your Safety

    For Your Safety For Your Safety...
  • Page 71: Important Information

    Important Information This user guide contains important information on the use and operation of this phone. Please read all the information carefully for optimal performance and to prevent any damage to or misuse of the phone. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this user guide could void your warranty for this equipment.
  • Page 72 Unplug the power cord and charger during lightning storms to avoid electric shock or fire. Only use chargers provided by LG. The warranty will not be applied to products provided by other suppliers. Only authorized personnel should service the phone and its accessories.
  • Page 73: Fcc Rf Exposure Information

    Your phone is an electronic device that generates heat during normal operation. Extremely prolonged, direct skin contact in the absence of adequate ventilation may result in discomfort or minor burns. Therefore, use care when handling your phone during or immediately after operation. Use and store your phone in temperatures between 0°C/32°F and 45°C/113°F, if possible.
  • Page 74 between the user’s body and the back of the phone. Any beltclips, holsters, and similar accessories containing metallic components may not be used. Body-worn accessories that cannot maintain 0.59 inches (1.5 cm) separation distance between the user’s body and the back of the phone and have not been tested for typical body-worn operations may not comply with FCC/IC RF exposure limits and should be avoided.
  • Page 75 FDA/FCC website at (under “c”in the subject index, select Cell Phones > Research). You can also contact the FDA toll-free at (888) 463-6332 or (888) INFO-FDA. In June 2000, the FDA entered into a cooperative research and development agreement through which additional scientific research is being conducted.
  • Page 76 to minimize your RF exposure. You can, of course, reduce your talk time. You can place more distance between your body and the source of the RF, as the exposure level drops off dramatically with distance. The FDA/FCC website states that “hands-free kits can be used with wireless phones for convenience and comfort.
  • Page 77 Where can I get further information about RF emissions? For further information, see the following additional resources (websites current as of April 2005): U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA Consumer magazine November-December 2000 Telephone: (888) INFO-FDA (Under “c” in the subject index, select Cell Phones > Research.) U.S.
  • Page 78: Consumer Information On Sar

    Telephone: 011 49 1888 333 2156 American National Standards Institute 1819 L Street, N. W ., 6th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 Telephone: (202) 293-8020 National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 800 Bethesda, MD 20814-3095 Telephone: (301) 657-2652 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Committee on Man...
  • Page 79 transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below the maximum value. Because the phone is designed to operate at multiple power levels to use only the power required to reach the network, in general, the closer you are to a wireless base station antenna, the lower the power output.
  • Page 80: For Wireless Devices

    FCC Hearing-Aid Compatibility (HAC) Regulations for Wireless Devices On July 10, 2003, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Report and Order in WT Docket 01-309 modified the exception of wireless phones under the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 (HAC Act) to require digital wireless phones be compatible with hearing- aids.
  • Page 81 A sum of 5 is considered acceptable for normal use. A sum of 6 is considered for best use. In the above example, if a hearing aid meets the M2 level rating and the wireless phone meets the M3 level rating, the sum of the two values equal M5.
  • Page 82: Avoid Potential Hearing Loss

    Caution: Avoid potential hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to loud sounds (including music) is the most common cause of preventable hearing loss. Some scientific research suggests that using portable audio devices, such as portable music players and cellular telephones, at high volume settings for long durations may lead to permanent noise-induced hearing loss.
  • Page 83: Tia Safety Information

    Do not listen at any volume that causes you discomfort. If you experience ringing in your ears, hear muffled speech or experience any temporary hearing difficulty after listening to your portable audio device, discontinue use and consult your doctor. TIA Safety Information The following is the complete TIA Safety Information for wireless handheld phones.
  • Page 84: Antenna Care

    Antenna Care Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the phone and may violate FCC regulations. Tips on Efficient Operation For your phone to operate most efficiently: Don’t touch the antenna unnecessarily when the phone is in use.
  • Page 85: Hearing Aids

    Hearing Aids Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult your service provider (or call the customer service line to discuss alternatives). Other Medical Devices If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external RF energy.
  • Page 86: Potentially Explosive Atmosphere

    Potentially Explosive Atmosphere Turn your phone OFF when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always marked clearly.
  • Page 87: Safety Information

    interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
  • Page 88: Charger And Adapter Safety

    The charger and adapter are intended for indoor use only. Insert the battery charger vertically into the wall power socket. Only use the LG-approved battery charger. Otherwise, you may cause serious damage to your phone. Use the correct adapter for your phone when using the battery charger abroad.
  • Page 89 Battery life will vary due to usage pattern and environmental conditions. Please use only an approved charging accessory to charge your LG phone. Improper handling of the charging port, as well as the use of an incompatible charger, may cause damage to your phone and void the warranty.
  • Page 90: General Notice

    LG Authorized Service Center to replace the damaged antenna. Do not immerse your phone in water, liquid, or expose to high humidity. Immediately, take it to an LG Authorized Service Center. Do not paint your phone. The data saved in your phone might be deleted due to careless use, repair of the phone, or upgrade of the software.
  • Page 91: Fda Consumer Update

    and videos could also be deleted.) The manufacturer is not liable for damage due to the loss of data. When you use the phone in public places, set the ringtone to vibration so you don't disturb others. Do not turn your phone on or off when putting it to your ear. Use accessories, such as earphones and headsets, with caution.
  • Page 92 a case, the FDA could require the manufacturers of wireless phones to notify users of the health hazard and 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, the FDA has urged the wireless phone industry to take a number of steps, including the following: Support needed research into possible biological effects of RF of the...
  • Page 93 3. What kinds of phones are the subject of this update? The term “wireless phone” refers here to handheld wireless phones with built-in antennas, often called “cell” , “mobile” , or “PCS” phones. These types of wireless phones can expose the user to measurable Radio Frequency (RF) energy because of the short distance between the phone and the user’s head.
  • Page 94 from wireless phone RF exposures. However, none of the studies can answer questions about long-term exposures, since the average period of phone use in these studies was around three years. 5. What research is needed to decide whether RF exposure from wireless phones poses a health risk? A combination of laboratory studies and epidemiological studies of people actually using wireless phones would provide some of the data that are...
  • Page 95 scientific oversight, obtaining input from experts in government, industry, and academic organizations. CTIA-funded research is conducted through contracts with independent investigators. The initial research will include both laboratory studies and studies of wireless phone users. The CRADA will also include a broad assessment of additional research needs in the context of the latest research developments around the world.
  • Page 96 is deposited in the heads of wireless phone users. The test method uses a tissue-simulating model of the human head. Standardized SAR test methodology is expected to greatly improve the consistency of measurements made at different laboratories on the same phone. SAR is the measurement of the amount of energy absorbed in tissue, either by the whole body or a small part of the body.
  • Page 97 the government in the United Kingdom distributed leaflets containing such a recommendation in December 2000. They noted that no evidence exists that using a wireless phone causes brain tumors or other ill effects. Their recommendation to limit wireless phone use by children was strictly precautionary;...
  • Page 98: Driver Safety Tips

    International Commission on Non-lonizing Radiation Protection ( World Health Organization (WHO) International EMF Project ( National Radiological Protection Board (UK) ( Driving Check the laws and regulations on the use of wireless phones in the areas where you drive and always obey them. Also, if using your phone while driving, please observe the following: Give full attention to driving -- driving safely is your first responsibility;...
  • Page 99 3. Make sure you place your wireless phone within easy reach and where you can reach it without removing your eyes from the road. If you get an incoming call at an inconvenient time, if possible, let your voicemail answer it for you. 4.
  • Page 100 9. Use your wireless phone to help others in emergencies. Your wireless phone provides you a perfect opportunity to be a “Good Samaritan” in your community. If you see an auto accident, crime in progress or other serious emergency where lives are in danger, call 911 or other local emergency number, as you would want others to do for you.