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Siemens A52 User Manual

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  • Page 1 Be inspired Issued by Information and Communication mobile Haidenauplatz 1 D-81667 Munich © Siemens AG 2003 All rights reserved. Subject to availability. Rights of modification reserved. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Safety precautions ... 3 Overview of the phone ... 4 Display symbols (selection) ... 6 Getting Started ... 7 Insert SIM card/battery ... 8 Charge battery ... 9 Switch on, off / PIN entry ... 10 General Instructions ... 11 User Guide ...
  • Page 3 Profiles ... 53 Change setting ... 53 Headset ... 54 Aircraft mode ... 54 Alarm clock ... 55 Fast access key ... 56 Left soft key ... 56 Speed dialling keys ... 57 Notes A-Z ... 58 Questions&Answers ... 63 Customer Care ...
  • Page 4: Nts Safety Precautions

    Do not hold the phone to your ear when it rings. Otherwise you risk serious permanent damage to your hearing. Only use original Siemens batteries (100 % mercury-free) and – charging devices. Otherwise you risk serious damage to health and property.
  • Page 5: Overview Of The Phone

    Integrated antenna Do not interfere with the phone above the battery cover unnecessarily. This reduces the signal strength. Loudspeaker Display indicators Signal strength/battery level. Soft keys Press the soft key to call up the function that is displayed as §Text§ or icon on the grey fields above the key (see also p.
  • Page 6: Scroll Key

    Scroll key In lists and menus: Scroll up and down. During a call: Up: volume adjustment. Down: open Phonebook. In standby mode: Up: read new message. Down: open Phonebook. Edit Text: Short press at top or bottom: move cursor character by char- acter.
  • Page 7: Display Symbols (Selection)

    Display indicators Signal strength. Charging. Battery level. All calls are diverted. Ringer off. Short ringer (beep) only. Ringer only, if the caller is stored in the Phonebook. Alarm clock active. µ Key lock active. Phone numbers/names: ¢ On the SIM card ¡...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    The front and back covers of the casing (CLIPit™ Covers, my-CLIPit™: p. 15 and p. 73) as well as the keypad can be changed in a matter of seconds - no tools required. Please switch the phone off first. To attach To remove Note Your phone's display and the display on the top shell are delivered with a protective film.
  • Page 9: Insert Sim Card/Battery

    Insert SIM card/battery The service provider supplies you with a SIM card on which all the im- portant data for your subscription is stored. If the SIM card has been de- livered in credit-card size, snap the smaller segment out and remove any rough edges.
  • Page 10: Charge Battery

    Charge battery The battery is not fully charged when delivered. Plug in the charger cable at the bottom of the phone, plug in the power supply unit to the mains power socket and charge for at least two hours. Display when charging is in progress Charging time An empty battery is fully charged...
  • Page 11: Switch On, Off / Pin Entry

    Switch on/off Hold down On/Off/End key to switch on or off. Enter PIN The SIM card can be protected with a 4-8 digit PIN. Enter the PIN code using the number keys (the dis- play shows a series of asterisks, if you make a mistake press §Clear§).
  • Page 12: General Instructions

    User Guide The following symbols are used to explain operation: Enter numbers or letters. On/Off/End key. Call key. Press scroll key at the top/ at the bottom to scroll up and down. Press the left or right soft key to call a function. §Menu Displays a function.
  • Page 13: Calls Missed

    Call records Press. §Select§ Press right soft key to open the Call records Calls missed Press. §Select§ Press right soft key to open the list of Missed Select submenu. Select §View§ calls. Office View Options The last call is displayed. Scroll to the required entry.
  • Page 14: In-Security

    The phone and SIM card are protect- ed against misuse by several security codes. Keep these confidential numbers in a safe place where you can access them again if required. Protects your SIM card (per- sonal identification number). PIN2 This is needed to set the charge detail display and to access additional functions on special SIM cards.
  • Page 15: Clear Sim Card Barring

    It is then valid for all protected functions. If it is entered incorrectly three times the phone is locked. Contact the Siemens Service (p. 66). Clear SIM card barring If the PIN is entered incorrectly three times, the SIM card is barred. Enter...
  • Page 16: E End My Phone

    Photo Logo Com- poser to create personal pictures for your Phonebook (p. 25) can be found on: The Siemens City Portal also offers a list of countries in which these services are available. CLIPit™ Covers Select different colours for the top and bottom covers from the Siemens City Portal.
  • Page 17: Making A Phone Call

    Dialling with number keys The phone must be switched on (standby mode). Enter the number (always with prefix, if necessary with the international dialling code). A short press clears §Clear§ the last digit, a long press clears the entire number. Press the Call key.
  • Page 18: When A Number Is Busy

    When a number is busy If the called number is busy or can- not be reached because of network problems several options are avail- able (depending on the service pro- vider). An incoming call or any other use of the phone interrupts these functions.
  • Page 19: Reject Call

    Reject call §Reject§ Press. Press briefly. Note Missed calls... p. 28 Held call You can call another number during a call. Open call menu. y menu§ The current call is put on Hold hold. Call held Now dial the new phone number (also from Phonebook: When the new connection is estab- lished:...
  • Page 20: Conference

    Reject waiting call Reject the waiting call. §Reject§ The caller hears the busy tone. If this is set, the waiting §Divert§ call will be diverted to the mailbox for example (setting, p. 48). End current call End the current call. Accept the new call.
  • Page 21: Call Menu

    Call menu The following functions are only available during a call: Open menu. y menu§ Hold (p. 18) Micro- Switch microphone on/off. If phone on switched off, the person on the other end of the line can- not hear you (muting). Alternatively: down.
  • Page 22: Switch Off

    Service provider 17.09.2003 Hold down the right soft key to dial (e.g. Carol's phone number). Switch off Hold down. Enter phone code. Confirm input. §OK§ Press. §Change§ Confirm Off. §OK§ Note Change phone code... p. 14 09:15 Carol...
  • Page 23: Phonebook

    Enter frequently used phone num- bers in the Phonebook with a special name. To dial them, simply highlight the name. If a phone number is stored with a name, it appears on the display when you are called. Entries that belong together can be combined to form a group.
  • Page 24: Call/Search For An Entry

    Text entry Press number key repeatedly until the required letter is displayed. The cursor advances after a short delay. Press once for a, twice for b etc. The first letter of a name is automatically written in UPPER CASE. Hold down: Writes the digit. Ä, ä...
  • Page 25: Location

    Phonebook menu §Options§ Open menu. View Display entry. Edit Open entry for editing. Create a new Phonebook entry entry. Delete Delete entry from the Phone- book. Delete all Select storage location. Delete all entries after confirmation. Send as entry: Send Phonebook SMS...
  • Page 26: Assign Picture

    §Select§ §Delete§ §Select§ Note A picture can be assigned to several phone numbers. Add pictures ...p. 40 › Siemens City Portal...p. 15 symbol in › Select entry with picture in the Phonebook. Press. Select Picture. The assignment is cleared after confirmation.
  • Page 27: Groups

    Groups If there are many Phonebook entries it is best to assign them to a group, e.g.: Family, Friends, VIP, A special ringtone can sound (p. 44) and a symbol will be displayed if the phone number of a call is registered in a group.
  • Page 28 Group entry menu §Options§ Open menu. View Display entry. Edit Open entry for editing. New entry Enter new member. Remove Remove entry only from the group. It is still available in the Phonebook. Remove all Remove all entries from the group.
  • Page 29: Call Records

    Your phone stores the phone num- bers of calls for convenient redial- ling. §Menu§ Call records Press. §Select§ Choose call list. §Select§ Press. Select phone number. Dial phone number. Display information on §View§ the phone number. The following call lists are available: Missed calls The phone numbers of the last ten calls that you have received but not...
  • Page 30: Duration/ Charges

    You can display the charge details and the duration of calls as you speak as well as setting a unit limit for outgoing calls. §Menu§ Call records Duration/ charges After you have made the charge de- tail settings, you can display the call duration/charges for the various call types or you can display the credit balance.
  • Page 31: Voice Message/Mailbox

    Most service providers offer you an external answering service. In this mailbox, a caller may leave a voice message for you • if your phone is switched off or not ready to receive, • if you do not want to answer calls, •...
  • Page 32: Messages

    You may transmit and receive very long messages (up to 760 charac- ters) on your phone, which are auto- matically composed from several "normal" SMS messages (note the accruing charges). Depending on the service provider, e-mails and faxes can also be sent or e-mails can be received via SMS (change setting if necessary, p.
  • Page 33: Inbox/Outbox

    Inbox/outbox Messages §Menu§ Inbox / Outbox / The list of saved messages is shown. ƒ Barbara … Carol … 023598765432 View See below. §Options§ Symbol Inbox / ƒ Read … Unread Inbox/outbox menu Different functions are available de- pending on the context: §Options§...
  • Page 34: Compose A Message

    Compose a message Messages New SMS §Menu§ Text entry with T9, p. 34 allows you to create long text messages quickly using just a few key entries. Press briefly to de- §Clear§ lete letter by letter, hold down to delete the entire word.
  • Page 35: Predefined Texts

    Text input T9 preferred: activate T9 input (p. 34). Input language: Select the language in which the mes- sage is to be composed (p. 34). Send Change SMS profile before with... sending (p. 37). Predefined texts You can create five text fragments yourself.
  • Page 36 Create a word using T9 Since the display changes as you proceed it is best if you finish a word without looking at the display. You simply press the keys where the relevant letter is located once only. For "hotel", for example: Press briefly for 46835 Press.
  • Page 37: Sms To Group

    Correct a word Words created using T9: Move word by word to the left/right until the required word is high- lighted. » Scroll through the T9 word suggestions again. Deletes the character to §Clear§ the left of the cursor and displays a new possible word! Words not created using T9:...
  • Page 38: Sms Profiles

    §Show§ To select from pictures/Own you must open the preview first. Note Playback only occurs on phones that sup- port this function. In input mode a wildcard is shown instead of the sound. Own pictures/Own animations ... p. 40. SMS profiles Messages SMS profiles §Menu§...
  • Page 39: Cell Broadcast Services

    Validity Select the period in which the period service centre tries to deliver the message: Manual, hour, hours, hours, week, Maximum* * Maximum period that the service provider permits. Status You are given confirmation of report the successful or unsuccess- ful delivery of a sent message.
  • Page 40: Extras

    Silent alert You can switch the silent alert for the games on and off. Note You will find the games "Stack Attack" and "Wacko" on your mobile phone. The English language instruction for "Stack Attack" can be found at
  • Page 41: Own Pictures/Own Animations

    Own pictures/Own animations Set logos and screensavers as required in your phone. You can store 2 animations and 2 pictures in the phone. Extras Own animations §Menu§ Own pictures Different lists are offered depending on the entry selected. Select animation/picture. The animation/picture is §Show§...
  • Page 42: Own Sounds

    Own sounds You can play and manage stored ringtones/melodies. §Menu§ Extras Own sounds A list of the stored ringtones/melo- dies is displayed: Ringtones/melodies that have been received via SMS. Ringtones/melodies that you have stored from the content of a SMS. You also can send these via SMS/ EMS.
  • Page 43: Calculator

    Calculator §Menu§ Extras Calculator Enter number (up to 8 digits). Function "+" or "-". Press soft key repeatedly §.§=§+§-§*§/§ on the right. Repeat procedure with other numbers. Result is displayed. Calculator functions §.§=§+§-§*§/§ Press soft key repeatedly on the right: Set decimal point.
  • Page 44: Ring Tones

    You can set the tones that sound in specific situations to suit your partic- ular tastes. §Menu§ Ring tones Select a function. Ringer setting Activate/deactivate all On/Off ringtones. Reduce ringer to a short Beep beep. Note Display: Beep. Display: Ringer off. Silent alert To avoid being disturbed by the ringer, you can activate the silent...
  • Page 45: More Tones

    Group call tones You can assign different ringtones to groups. Choose: Ç Family à Friends Å VIP Æ Others Press. §Select§ Choose ringtone. Confirm. §Select§ Other call tone, Alarm tone, Message tone Press. §Select§ Choose ringtone. Confirm. §Select§ Note Own sounds ... p. 41 Groups ...
  • Page 46: Setup

    Language Setup Language §Menu§ Set the language of the display text. When "automatic" is set, the lan- guage of your home service provider is used. If a language that you do not understand happens to be set, the phone can be reset to the language of your home service provider with the following input: # 0 0 0 0 #...
  • Page 47: Screensaver

    Screensaver The screensaver shows a picture on the display as soon as a period that can be set by you has elapsed. The function is ended by an incoming call or by pressing any key. You can also receive and store screensavers via SMS (S.
  • Page 48 §Menu§ Setup Call setup Select a function Car Kit Setup for the original Siemens Car Kit Portable (p. 73): User-definable settings Auto answer (factory default: off) Calls are accepted automatically after a few seconds. ± Indication on the display. Switch between the phone and Car Kit Port- able during a call.
  • Page 49: Divert

    Divert You can set the conditions for which calls are diverted to your mailbox or other numbers. §Menu§ Setup Divert Select a function Set divert The most common condition for divert is: Unanswered calls Select Unanswered. (covers the reply, Busy Press.
  • Page 50: Clock

    Clear all All set diversions are cleared. Note Note that the divert is stored in the network and not in the phone (when the SIM card is changed for example). Check condition or delete it First select the condition. §Select§ Press.
  • Page 51: Security

    §Menu§ Setup Clock Select a function. Buddhist year Switch to the Buddhist calendar (not available in all models). Show clock The time display in standby mode can be switched on and off. Security Setup Security §Menu§ Select a function. The phone and SIM card are protect- ed against misuse by several security codes.
  • Page 52: Network

    §Menu§ Setup Security Select a function. Outgo internat. x home barred International calls are not permitted. However you can make calls to your home country when abroad. All incoming calls The phone is barred for all incoming calls (the forwarding of all calls to the mailbox offers a similar effect).
  • Page 53: Preferred Network

    §Menu§ Setup Network Select a function. Network info The list of GSM networks currently available is displayed. ² Indicates forbidden serv- ice providers (depending on SIM card). Auto network Activate/deactivate, see also network" above. If "Automatic net- work" is activated, the next network is dialled in the order of your "pre- ferred networks".
  • Page 54: Profiles

    If a profile is used, several settings are made with one function. • Four profiles are standard with de- fault settings, they can be changed however: Normal environment Quiet environment Noisy environment Headset • You can set two personal profiles (<Name>).
  • Page 55: Headset

    Copy from Copy settings from another profile. Headset If an original Siemens headset is used (p. 73), the profile is activated automatically as soon as the headset is plugged in (p. 47). Aircraft mode All alarms are deactivated. It is not possible to modify this profile.
  • Page 56: Alarm Clock

    At the set time you will hear a beep, even if the phone is switched off. §Menu§ Alarm clock Press several times. The cursor changes from the hour input field to min- utes and then to am/pm if the 12 hour time format has been set.
  • Page 57: Fast Access Key

    You can program an important phone number or a function on the left soft key. You can program an im- portant phone number on the number keys 2 to 9 (speed dialling numbers). The phone number can then be dialled or the function can be started at the touch of a button.
  • Page 58: Speed Dialling Keys

    Speed dialling keys Number keys 2 to 9 can be used as speed dialling numbers for fast access. The number key 1 is reserved for the mailbox number (p. 30). In standby mode: Press number key (2 - 9). Select Phone number.
  • Page 59: Notes A-Z

    Control codes (DTMF) Send control code You can enter control codes (digits) during a call so that an answering machine can be controlled remotely. These digits are directly transmitted as DTMF tones (control codes). The sounds can also be heard when the microphone is switched off.
  • Page 60: International Dialling Codes

    Enter special characters Press briefly. The character map is displayed: ¿ ¡ " ’ € & # \ < = > l ^ § Γ ∆ Θ Λ Ξ Π Σ Φ Ψ Ω 1) Line skip Navigate up/down. Navigate left. §Select§...
  • Page 61: Key Lock

    Key lock The key lock prevents the phone from being used accidentally. How- ever you can still be called and you can still make an emergency call. The keypad can be locked and un- locked in standby mode as follows. Hold down.
  • Page 62: Quick Menu Selection

    Quick menu selection All menu functions are numbered in- ternally. By entering these numbers one after the other the function may be started at once. For example, to compose a new SMS: Press. §Menu§ Messages New SMS If your service provider offers addi- tional functions (SIM services) in the menu system, the numerical order may change.
  • Page 63: Software Version

    SMS status report If the phone was unable to send the message to the service centre a retry option is available. If this attempt also fails, contact your service provider. text only indicates message sent! that the message has been transmit- ted to the service centre which now tries to deliver the message within a certain period.
  • Page 64: Questions&Answers

    If you have any questions about using your phone, visit us at anytime. In addition we have listed some frequent- ly asked questions and answers below. Question Possible causes Phone cannot On/Off key not pressed long be switched on.
  • Page 65 Question Possible causes No connection to Signal weak. network. Outside GSM range. SIM card not valid. New network not authorised. Try manual selection or select a different network Network barring is set. Network overloaded. Phone loses Signal too weak. network. Calls not possible.
  • Page 66 Enter the PUK (MASTER PIN) provided with the SIM card according to the instruc- tions. If the PUK (MASTER PIN) has been lost, contact your service provider. Contact Siemens Service (p. 66). Contact your service provider. Check with your service provider. Contact your service provider.
  • Page 67: Customer Care

    (IMEI, to display press * # 0 6 #), the software version (to display, press * # 0 6 #, then info) and if available, your Siemens Service customer number. If repair work is necessary, please contact one of our service centres: Abu Dhabi ...0 26 42 38 00...
  • Page 68 Customer Care Malta...+ 35 32 14 94 06 32 Mauritius ...2 11 62 13 Mexico ...01 80 07 11 00 03 Morocco...22 66 92 09 Netherlands ...0 90 03 33 31 00 New Zealand...08 00 27 43 63 Nigeria ...0 14 50 05 00 Norway...22 70 84 00 Oman...79 10 12 Pakistan...02 15 66 22 00...
  • Page 69: Care And Maintenance

    Your phone has been designed and manufactured to the highest of standards and should be treated with great care and attention. The suggestions below will help you to enjoy your phone for many years. • Protect your phone from moisture and humidity! Precipitation, hu- midity and liquids contain miner- als that will corrode electronic...
  • Page 70: Specifications

    Declaration of conformity Siemens Information and Communi- cation mobile hereby declares that the phone described in this user guide is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of European Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE). The declaration of conformity (DoC) concerned has been signed.
  • Page 71: Sar - European Union (Rtte)

    0.56 W/kg****. The SAR information can also be found on the Siemens web site at While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phones and at various positions, all Siemens products meet the legal requirements.
  • Page 72 SAR - European Union (RTTE) Further information:,, ** The CE mark confirms that the product is in compliance with the le- gal requirements of the European Union as a prerequisite for the pla- cing on the market and the free mo- vement of goods within the Euro- pean internal market.
  • Page 73: Sar - International (Icnirp)

    The highest SAR value for this model phone when tested for use at the ear 0.56 W/kg***. SAR information can also be found at While there may be differences bet- ween the SAR levels of various pho- nes and at various positions, they all meet the international guidelines for safe RF exposure.
  • Page 74: Accessories

    Allows handsfree talking and simultaneously charges the mobile phone in the car. Fea- tures a Car Charger, a Headset PTT and a Y- Adapter. Products can be obtained in specialist shops. Visit our online shop under: Original Siemens Accessories mobilestore...
  • Page 75: Quality Declaration For Battery

    Following this six-month period, we recommend replacing your battery if you experience a sig- nificant drop in performance. Only purchase original Siemens batteries.
  • Page 76: Guarantee Certificate (Uk)

    • In the case of new devices and their com- ponents exhibiting defects resulting from manufacturing and/or material faults within 24 months of purchase, Siemens shall, at its own option and free of charge, either re- place the device with another device re- flecting the current state of the art, or repair the said device.
  • Page 77: Guarantee Certificate (Irl)

    • In the case of new devices and their com- ponents exhibiting defects resulting from manufacturing and/or material faults within 24 months of purchase, Siemens shall, at its own option and free of charge, either re- place the device with another device re- flecting the current state of the art, or repair the said device.
  • Page 78: Index

    Accepted calls, call list Accessories ... 73 Account limit ... 29 Aircraft mode, profile Alarm clock ... 55 Alarm tones ... 44 All calls, divert ... 48 All calls, duration/charges Answering service (external) Auto display call duration/charges clock ... 50 Auto redial previous numbers Battery charge...
  • Page 79 Emergency number ... 14 ...36 Factory settings ... 51 Fast access ... 56 Fast search ... 52 Filter for calls ... 44 Games ... 39 Getting Started ... 7 Group SMS to group ...26 Guarantee certificate ... 75 Headset ...47 Headset volume ...
  • Page 80 Car Kit clock display divert games headset language network ring tones security ... 14 Short message (SMS) Siemens City Portal Signal strength Silent alert SIM card clear barring insert problems SIM services ... 61 delete ... 23 Inbox/Outbox ... 16...
  • Page 81 Software version ... 62 ... 14 Sound ... 41 in SMS ...31 Special characters ... 59 Specification ... 69 Speed dialling keys ... 57 Stack Attack (Game) ... 39 Standby mode ... 10 Standby time ... 60 Status report, SMS ...