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Samsung SCH-A212 User Manual

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PORTABLE CELLULAR
TELEPHONE
SCH-A212
User's Manual
ELECTRONICS
Printed in Korea
Code No. : GH68-02479A
World Wide Web
English. 2001/12. Rev.1.0
http://www.samsungmobile.com

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  • Page 1 * Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your phone depending on the software of the phone or your service provider. PORTABLE CELLULAR TELEPHONE SCH-A212 User’s Manual ELECTRONICS Printed in Korea Code No. : GH68-02479A World Wide Web English.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Unpacking ........7 Your Phone Phone Layout .
  • Page 3 Contents (continued...) Using the Menus Accessing a Menu Function by Scrolling ....42 Accessing a Menu Function by Using its Shortcut ... . 45 List of Menu Functions .
  • Page 4 Contents (continued...) Health and Safety Information Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals ....106 Precautions When Using Batteries ..... 109 Operating Environment .
  • Page 5: Unpacking

    Travel Charger Hand Strap Ear-microphone User’s Manual In addition, you can obtain the following accessories for your phone from your local SAMSUNG dealer: • Standard or extended batteries • Cigarette lighter adapter • Hands-free car kit • Data communication cable *: It may not be contained in your package, depending on your country.
  • Page 6: Your Phone

    Your Phone Phone Layout The following illustrations shows the main elements of your phone. With the phone open Earpiece MENU key Volume/Scroll keys SEND key Ear-microphone jack Special Microphone function keys With the phone close Keys Display Navigation/ Hot key OK/Messages END key Clear key...
  • Page 7: Display

    Y Y o o u u r r P P h h o o n n e e Keys Functions Makes or answers a call. In Standby mode, recalls the last number dialled. Deletes characters from the display. In the menu facility, returns to the previous menu level.
  • Page 8: Backlight

    Y Y o o u u r r P P h h o o n n e e New message: Appears when there is a received message waiting to be checked. Text Input Mode: Indicates the current text input mode when entering text. For details on the text input modes, see page 34.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Your phone is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. A travel charger and a desktop charger are provided with your phone. Use only SAMSUNG-approved batteries and chargers. Ask your local SAMSUNG dealer for further details. Notes: • You must fully charge the battery before using your phone for the first time.
  • Page 10 G G e e t t t t i i n n g g S S t t a a r r t t e e d d Using the Travel Charger 1. With the battery in position on the phone, connect the lead from the travel charger to the jack at the bottom of the phone.
  • Page 11: Switching The Phone On/Off

    G G e e t t t t i i n n g g S S t t a a r r t t e e d d 3. The color indication of the LEDs on the charger is as follows: •...
  • Page 12: Your Phone's Modes

    G G e e t t t t i i n n g g S S t t a a r r t t e e d d WARNING! Do not switch on the phone when the mobile phone use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 13: Call Functions

    Call Functions Making a Call In Standby mode, enter the area code and phone number, and press . The phone places the call to the entered phone number. When entering the phone number, pressing allows you to access the following options: Phonebook: allows you to save the number in your Phonebook.
  • Page 14: Speed Dialling From Phonebook

    C C a a l l l l F F u u n n c c t t i i o o n n s s Speed Dialling from Phonebook Once you have stored phone numbers in the phone book memory (000 through 199), you can dial them easily whenever you want.
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Volume

    C C a a l l l l F F u u n n c c t t i i o o n n s s Adjusting the Volume During a call, if you want to adjust the earpiece volume, use the volume keys on the left side of the phone.
  • Page 16: In-Use Menu Options

    C C a a l l l l F F u u n n c c t t i i o o n n s s In-Use Menu Options Your phone provides a number of functions that you can use during a call. You cannot utilise all of these functions at all times.
  • Page 17: Call Waiting

    C C a a l l l l F F u u n n c c t t i i o o n n s s Failed Calls A failed call can occur if your phone is out of calling range or the network is temporarily busy.
  • Page 18: Call Forwarding

    C C a a l l l l F F u u n n c c t t i i o o n n s s Call Forwarding This feature provides the option of forwarding incoming calls to another phone number, even while your phone is off.
  • Page 19: Entering Text

    Entering Text While using your phone, you will need to enter text at many times. For example, when storing a name in the Phonebook, creating your personal greeting or scheduling events in your calendar. You can enter alphanumeric characters into your phone by using your phone’s keypad.
  • Page 20: T9 English Mode

    E E n n t t e e r r i i n n g g T T e e x x t t 4. You will find the selected text input mode indicator in the top line of the display. <...
  • Page 21: Alpha(Abc) Mode

    E E n n t t e e r r i i n n g g T T e e x x t t Including a Number You can include a number between letters without exiting the T9 English input mode. Press and hold the desired number key.
  • Page 22: Symbol Mode

    E E n n t t e e r r i i n n g g T T e e x x t t The cursor moves to the right when you press a different key. When entering the same character twice (or a different character on the same key), just wait for a few seconds for the cursor to move right automatically, and then select the next character.
  • Page 23: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus The phone offers a range of functions that allows you to tailor the phone to your needs. These functions are arranged in menus and submenus. The menus and submenus can be accessed by scrolling or using the shortcuts. Accessing a Menu Function by Scrolling The following keys are used to set the menu option by scrolling then selecting an option.
  • Page 24: Accessing A Menu Function By Using Its Shortcut

    U U s s i i n n g g t t h h e e M M e e n n u u s s 4. Select SVC LED by pressing B B a a c c k k / / S S V V C C L L i i g g h h t t 1 1 : : B B a a c c k k l l i i g g h h t t 2 2 : : L L C C D D C C o o n n t t r r o o l l 3 3 : : S S V V C C L L E E D D...
  • Page 25: List Of Menu Functions

    U U s s i i n n g g t t h h e e M M e e n n u u s s List of Menu Functions The list shows the menu structure available and indicates the: •...
  • Page 26 U U s s i i n n g g t t h h e e M M e e n n u u s s 5. Messages 5-1: Inbox 5-1-1: Voice Mail 5-1-2: Text 5-1-3: Erase All 5-1-4: Set Alert Type 5-1-5: Browser Alerts 5-1-6: Display 5-2: Outbox...
  • Page 27: Wap Browser

    WAP Browser You can use the WAP Browser menu to: • Launch the WAP browser to access the Internet. • download the animated images. You can quickly enter the menu by pressing from Standby mode. WAP Browser Your phone comes equipped with a WAP browser makes it possible for you to access the wireless WAP.
  • Page 28 W W A A P P B B r r o o w w s s e e r r Using the WAP Browser Soft Keys At the bottom of the browser display is a solid bar which contains browser commands. “Soft” keys ) below the solid bar are used to execute the commands.
  • Page 29 W W A A P P B B r r o o w w s s e e r r CLR Key: This key performs two important functions: • Backs you up in the browser. Pressing it once backs you up one page. Pressing and holding this key backs you up to the Home page.
  • Page 30: Downloads (Menu 1-2)

    W W A A P P B B r r o o w w s s e e r r 5. A message will appear confirming that the bookmark was added to the list. Select OK to return to the screen that you marked to resume navigation within the WAP Browser.
  • Page 31: Modem Setting (Menu 1-3)

    To use digital data or fax services with your phone, you will need to obtain digital data/fax kit from your local SAMSUNG dealer. This kit will contain the necessary cables, software, and documentation required for you to connect and use your phone with your computing device.
  • Page 32: Calls

    W W A A P P B B r r o o w w s s e e r r Auto Connect You can set the phone to functions as a modem to send or receive data and fax calls. Release: The mode for the data and fax is released.
  • Page 33: Incoming (Menu 2-2)

    C C a a l l l l s s Incoming This option lets you view the last 20 calls placed to your phone if you are subscribed to the caller identification service. When you access this menu, the list of incoming calls is displayed. Note that the numbers without a check mark are the missed calls.
  • Page 34: Answer Mode (Menu 2-5)

    C C a a l l l l s s Answer Mode This menu option allows you to select how to answer when a call comes in. Your phone is preset to answer a call by pressing any key. The following options are available: SEND: To answer the incoming call, you must press Anykey: To answer the incoming call, you can press any key except...
  • Page 35 P P h h o o n n e e b b o o o o k k 3. If necessary, press desired name. Note: If you have stored the several numbers into different categories under one entry, press to find the number you want. 4.
  • Page 36: Add Entry (Menu 3-2)

    P P h h o o n n e e b b o o o o k k Add Entry This menu allows you to store a number with a name in your Phonebook. You can save a person’s different kinds of numbers, such as workplace number, mobile number and pager number, into one entry.
  • Page 37: Edit Group (Menu 3-3)

    P P h h o o n n e e b b o o o o k k Storing Phone Numbers at Call End To store a phone number at your call end, do as follows: 1. Press to end the call. The call time and the phone number display.
  • Page 38: Pim

    The PIM (Personal Information Management) feature provides various convenient functions for your life, such as scheduler, to do list, alarm, world time, and so on. You can also enjoy several games with your phone. Scheduler This option allows you to view the past or future month as well as the current month in calendar format.
  • Page 39: To Do List (Menu 4-2)

    P P I I M M Adding, Editing, or Deleting a Schedule When you access a day with the schedule, you can see the schedule contents. If you have scheduled more than one events on the day, press to scroll to the desired one. When a stored schedule is displayed, press display the following options: Edit: allows you to edit the today’s schedule.
  • Page 40: Set Time (Menu 4-4)

    P P I I M M 4. To perform calculation and see the result, press 5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 as many times as required. Each time you change the operator without pressing , the previous calculation is performed and the result is displayed as the top number in the display.
  • Page 41: World Time (Menu 4-6)

    P P I I M M Setting an Alarm 1. Press to select Alarm and then press 2. Press to select the Alarm Repeat option and then press If you select Daily, the alarm rings every day at the same time. If you select Once, the alarm rings only once and then deactivates.
  • Page 42: Games (Menu 4-7)

    P P I I M M Games This menu enables you to enjoy the games, such as Push Push, F1 Racing, Flying tight, and Run to Money. When the game start screen is displayed, press in Push Push) to get help in playing the game. To start the selected game, press To end the game, press at any time.
  • Page 43 M M e e s s s s a a g g e e s s Voice Mail Accessing this menu immediately connects your voicemail box and plays back the latest voice mail message. You can quickly access your voice mail box by pressing and holding down in Standby mode.
  • Page 44 M M e e s s s s a a g g e e s s Set Alert Type When you receive a new message in Standby mode, the phone alerts you. You can set how frequently this happens and which alert type sounds. If you are on a call and receive a message, the phone automatically mutes the ringer and provides the call waiting tone (this is to avoid ringing in your ear while...
  • Page 45: Outbox (Menu 5-2)

    M M e e s s s s a a g g e e s s Outbox Your phone can transmit text messages and numeric pages to multiple locations. Messaging Using this menu, you can create a text message, store the text for future use, and set the priority level for messages.
  • Page 46 M M e e s s s s a a g g e e s s 9. Press to transmit the message. If your phone fails to transmit the message successfully, the message asking if you want to retransmit the message will appear. Select Yes to try transmission again or No not to do, and press 10.
  • Page 47 M M e e s s s s a a g g e e s s Sent Message After transmission, the transmitted messages are stored in this menu depending on your selection. Your phone can store up to 10 messages . Reviewing Sent Messages 1.
  • Page 48: Display

    M M e e s s s s a a g g e e s s Delivery Ack This option allows you to activate or deactivate the delivery acknowledgement functions. When this function is inactive, the network informs you whether your message has been read or not by the recipient.
  • Page 49: Date (Menu 6-2)

    D D i i s s p p l l a a y y If you select Digital Clock, you are provided with the following options: Normal: displays the normal digital clock showing the current date and time. Note: While pressing and holding Standby mode, you can see normal digital clock regardless of the Wall Paper setting.
  • Page 50: Sounds

    D D i i s s p p l l a a y y Set Backlight: allows you to set the backlight type between Normal and Saving. Select Saving uses the backlight only from 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Doing this saves the power of the battery.
  • Page 51: Ring Tone (Menu 7-2)

    S S o o u u n n d d s s Ring Tone This option allows you to select the required ring tone. Each time you select a tone, it sounds for a few seconds. The following options are available: Bell: you can choose from 5 different bell tones.
  • Page 52: Security

    All Out. Call: restricts all outgoing calls from your Menu 8-1 Set NAM Your SAMSUNG phone can store two NAMs (NAM stands for Numerical Assignment Module - essentially your telephone number). This means you can have two phone numbers on your phone, and you can quickly and easily switch your service back and forth among the numbers.
  • Page 53: Priority Number (Menu 8-3)

    S S e e c c u u r r i i t t y y Priority Number This feature allows you to store priority numbers. These numbers can be dialled for emergency calls at any time, even when the phone is locked or when the outgoing call is restricted.
  • Page 54: Auto Lock (Menu 8- )

    S S e e c c u u r r i i t t y y Auto Lock This menu allows you to lock the phone. Locking the phone limits all use of your phone. Selecting Set immediately locks your phone and stays locked until you cancel Auto Lock mode.
  • Page 55: Health And Safety Information

    For body worn operation, to maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines, use only Samsung- approved accessories. When carrying the phone while it is on, use the specific Samsung belt-clip that has been tested for compliance. Use of non-SAMSUNG-approved accessories may violate FCC RF exposure guidelines and should be avoided.
  • Page 56: Precautions When Using Batteries

    • If left unused, a fully charged battery will discharge itself over time. • 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 the battery connected to a charger for more than a week, since overcharging may shorten its life.
  • Page 57: Operating Environment

    H H e e a a l l t t h h a a n n d d S S a a f f e e t t y y I I n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n •...
  • Page 58: Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

    H H e e a a l l t t h h a a n n d d S S a a f f e e t t y y I I n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n Persons with pacemakers: •...
  • Page 59: Vehicles

    H H e e a a l l t t h h a a n n d d S S a a f f e e t t y y I I n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n Vehicles Only qualified personnel should service the phone, or install the phone in a vehicle.
  • Page 60: Care And Maintenance

    H H e e a a l l t t h h a a n n d d S S a a f f e e t t y y I I n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n Care and Maintenance Your phone is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be treated with care.
  • Page 61: Glossary

    Glossary Airtime - Actual time spent talking on the wireless phone. Most carriers bill customers based on how many minutes of airtime they use each month. Antenna - A device for transmitting or receiving signals. The size and shape of antennas is determined, in part, by the frequency of the signal they receive.
  • Page 62 G G l l o o s s s s a a r r y y Roaming - The ability to use a wireless phone to make and receive calls in places outside of the home service area. Service Charge - The amount paid each month to receive wireless service.
  • Page 63: Menu Tree

    MENU TREE Main Menu (To access, press MENU) 1: WAP Browser 1 : WAP Browser 2 : Downloads 3 : Modem Setting 2: Calls 1 : Outgoing 2 : Incoming 3 : Erase Logs 4 : Air Time 5 : Answer Mode 3: Phone Book 1 : Find Number 2 : Add Entry...