Safety precautions ... 3 Overview of the phone... 4 Getting Started ... 5 Insert SIM card/battery ... 6 Charge battery ... 7 General instructions ... 9 User Guide... 9 Menu control ... 9 Switch on, off/PIN entry... 10 Security ... 11 Making a phone call ...
During a call ... 61 Headset ... 61 Car Kit ... 62 Display symbols (selection) ... 63 Questions & Answers ... 64 Siemens Service... 67 Specifications/maintenance ... 68 Accessories ... 69 Basics ... 69 Car Solutions ... 69 Personalisation... 70 SAR (European Union)...
Mobile phones can interfere with the operation of nearby TVs, radios, PCs. We recommend you use only original Siemens accessories to avoid possible damage and to comply with the existing regula- tions. Improper use invalidates the warranty!
Loudspeaker Display indicators Signal strength/ battery level. Call key Select displayed phone number or name, accept calls. Display last calls in standby mode. Phonebook key Press once for Phonebook Press twice for Groups Hold down. In standby mode Switch signal tones on and off.
The front and back covers of the casing (CLIPit™ Covers p. 69) can be changed in a matter of seconds - no tools required. Please switch the phone off first: Your phone's display and the display cover of the upper shell are delivered with a protective film.
Insert SIM card/battery The service provider supplies you with a SIM card on which all the im- portant data for your line is stored. If the SIM card has been delivered in credit card size, snap the smaller segment out and remove any rough edges.
Charge battery The battery is not fully charged when delivered, so: • Plug in charger cable at the bot- tom of the phone, plug in the plug- in power supply unit to the mains power socket and charge for at least two hours.
Following this six- month period we recommend replacing your battery if you experience a significant drop in performance. Please purchase only Siemens original batteries.
User Guide The following symbols are used: Enter numbers or letters. On/Off/End key. Call key. Press on the inside to scroll. Press on the outside to call a function (soft key). §Menu§ Displays a soft key function. Function depends on the service provider, special reg- istration may be necessary.
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 your PIN code us- ing the digit keys (shown a series of asterisks; if you make a mistake, press §Clear§).
It is then valid for all functions. If you have forgotten it, please call Siemens Service (p. 67). Remove SIM card barring If the PIN is entered incorrectly three times the SIM card is barred. Enter the PUK...
Dialling with number keys The phone must be switched on (standby mode). Enter the number (always with prefix, if necessary with the inter- national dialling code). §Clear§ A short press clears the last digit, a long press clears the entire number. Store phone number in the Phonebook (p.
When a number is busy If the called number is busy or can- not be reached because of network problems the following options are available (depending on service provider): Either Auto redial previous numbers §Auto dial§ Press. The number is au- tomatically dialled for up to 15 minutes at increas- ing intervals.
During a call Call waiting You may need to register for this service with your service provider and set your phone accordingly (p. 61). During a call, you may be advised that there is another call waiting. You will hear a special tone during the call.
Swap/Conference Some functions may not be supported by your service provider. You can call another number during a call. You can swap back and forth between both calls or link all callers together in a conference. During a call, inform the other party of your intention, then: <...
Call menu The following functions are only available during a call: ; menu§ Open menu. Microphone Switch the microphone on or off. If switched off, the person on the other end of the line cannot hear you (muting). Alternatively: Hold down. However, numbers being en- tered are audible when DTMF tones...
Babysitter Only one phone number can be di- alled. Hold down the right soft key on the outside right. Switch on Setup Security §Menu§ Babysitter §Select§ Press. Enter phone code (see instructions on the right). §OK§ Confirm input. §Change§ Press. Select phone number from the Phonebook (p.
Enter frequently used phone num- bers in the Phonebook with a special name. To dial then, simply highlight the name. If a phone number is stored with a name, it appears on the display when you are called. You can assign important phone numbers to a group.
Text entry Press digit key repeatedly until the required letter is displayed. The cursor advances af- ter a short delay. Press once for a, twice for b etc. The first letter in each name is automatically written in UPPERCASE. Ä,ä/1-9 Umlauts and numbers are dis- played after the relevant letter.
Call/search for an entry Open Phonebook. Select a name by enter- ing the first letter (search function) and/or <Group> Carol Diana View Dial number. Phonebook-Menu §Options View Edit scroll. New entry Delete Delete all Options Send SMS... as entry Picture Capacity Open menu.
Group If there are many Phonebook entries it is best to assign them to a group, e.g.: Office, Family, Leisure, VIP A special melody can sound (p. 55) and/or a symbol can be displayed (p. 26) if the phone number of a call is registered in a group.
Group entry menu §Options Open menu. View Display the entry. Edit Display the entry for changes. New entry Open Phonebook and add an entry to the current group. Remove Delete entry only from the group. Send SMS... as entry Send a Phonebook entry. as text Send entry as text of an SMS message.
Call to group You can call up to five members of a group or link them together in a conference. Two short presses or one long press on Phonebook (in standby mode). Select a group. §Select§ Press. The group mem- bers are listed.
Call to group-Menu §Options Open menu. Dial Dial current entry. Skip Skip next number. Conference Link all calls on hold in a con- ference (p. 15). Swap Accept the waiting call and place the current call on hold. Microphone Switch the microphone on or off.
Record no.: (Storage location number) A record number is automatically assigned to every new entry in the Phonebook. Making a call Enter phone number. Press. Press. Edit Open Phonebook. Select entry. §Options§ Open the menu and select Edit. Go to the input field Record no.:.
Picture Assign a picture/symbol to phone numbers. This picture/symbol will appear in the display when there is a call from this number. Open Phonebook . Select entry. §Options Open menu and select Picture. Calling symbol You can assign one of many standard symbols to a phone number.
You may transmit and receive very long text messages (up to 760 char- acters) on your phone, which are au- tomatically 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 received via SMS (change setting if necessary, p.
Compose a message §Menu§ Messages Text input using "T9" allows you to quickly cre- ate long SMS messages using just a few key en- §Clear§ tries. to delete letter by letter, hold down to delete the entire word. Press. Dial number or pick out from the Phonebook.
Predefined text Standard text fragments which can be added to messages are stored in the phone. You can also create five additional text fragments yourself. Write text fragments Messages §Menu§ Predefined text <New entry>Select. Write text fragment. §Save§ Press. Use text fragment Compose message (p.
Text entry with "T9" "T9" deduces the correct word from the individual key entries by making comparisons with an extensive dictionary. Activate, deactivate T9 §Options§ First select preferred. select Activate T9 and confirm with §Select§. Select Input language Select the language in which you want to compose the message.
Display in the uppermost line: T9 Abc SMS 1 We start at 8 a.m. T9 active. abc/Abc/123 Lowercase/uppercase let- ters or digits. SMS 1 Number of the required SMS messages. Number of characters still available. ® Text Input is licensed under one or more of the following: U.S.
T9 support. Press automatically to the dictionary. Load other input languages: www.my-siemens.com/t9 Correct a word Words created using T9: Within a " T9 word " individual letters may not be edited without cancelling T9 first.
Setup An SMS profile (maximum 5) defines the transmission characteristics of an SMS. The presetting depends on the SIM card inserted. §Menu§ Messages You can select a profile from the list of available profiles. To activate it: §Activate§ Press. Setup menu §Options§...
Internet (WAP) Get the latest WAP information from the Internet that is specifically adapt- ed to the display options of your phone. Internet access may require registration with the service provider. Internet access §Menu§ Surf & fun You can set the Internet access pro- Start with...
Call up recently visited pages that are still in memory. Go to URL Enter URL for directly ac- cessing an Internet address (e.g. wap.my-siemens.com). Show URL Show the Internet address of the current page. Reload The page is reloaded. Disconnect Close the browser and clear down the connection.
Setup Preparation of the phone for Internet access depends on the service pro- vider currently used: • If the settings have already been made by your service provider you may begin immediately. • If access profiles have already been assigned by your service provider select a profile and acti- vate it (p.
Activate profile † Profiles 1 standard 2 * e-Commerce Edit Activate a profile to establish the Internet connection: Surf & fun §Menu§ Profiles Select the required profile. §Select§ Press to activate. The connection is estab- lished. Your Internet browser is licensed by: Special characters (as with the SMS text editor) Press 3 times for...
Download The WAP Browser allows you to download content such as ringtones and bitmaps to your A50. For down- load simply select the desired con- tent and confirm your entry with Depending on the content selected, the corresponding management pro- gram is started automatically in your phone after confirmation (e.g.
You can switch the silent alert for the games on and off. You will find the games "Stack Attack" and "Balloon Shooter" on your mobile phone. English language instructions for "Stack Attack" and "Balloon Shooter" can be found at www.my-siemens.com/a50 Surf & fun Games Setup...
The current graphic is discarded. Delete Delete a graphic from Screensaver * Your A50 provides you with the op- tion of sending a graphic or a screen- saver via SMS. You can find operator graphics at: www.my-siemens.com/logos See also City portal (p. 70).
SMS/WAP . When a melody has been received an icon appears above the left soft key. Press soft key: §Options§ to 4. Ring tones are available at: www.my-siemens.com/ringtones to 4). Individual 1 Open menu. Scroll to Save. §Select§ Press.
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, •...
Some service providers offer infor- mation services (info channels) such as area codes, stock markets etc. The information available depends on the service provider. If reception is activated, you receive messages on the active topics in your "Topic list". §Menu§ Messages Cell broadcast Receive CB...
Topic index The list of the topics currently provid- ed by your service provider is dis- played for you to choose from. If none are displayed you must enter the channel numbers (ID) manually (see "Topic list", p. 44). Please con- tact your service provider for details.
Your phone stores the phone num- bers of calls for convenient redialling. Records §Menu§ Select the required call list and select the number there. Dial number §View§ view information on the phone number: date, time. The following call lists are available: Missed calls The phone numbers of calls that you have not answered are recorded for...
You can display the charge details and the duration of calls as you speak, as well as setting a unit limit for outgoing calls. Display §Menu§ Records Duration/charges After you have made the charge de- tail settings, you can display the call duration/charge details for the follow- ing call types or you can display the credit balance.
You can set the conditions for which calls are diverted to your mailbox or other numbers. Divert §Menu§ Set divert: The most common condition for for- warding is: Unanswered §Menu§ Divert Select Unanswered. §Select§ Press. Select. Enter the phone number to which a call will be di- verted (if not done already)
Status check You can check the current divert sta- tus for all conditions. After a short pause, the current infor- mation is transmitted by the network and displayed. Condition set. Not set. Display if status is un- known (on a new SIM card for example).
§Menu§ Clock select a function: Alarm clock Use this function to set a single time for the alarm call. The alarm sounds even when the phone is switched off. §On/off§ Switch the alarm on and off. Setting §Change§ Display the set time and date for the alarm call.
If a profile is used, several settings are made with one function. • Three profiles are standard with default settings, they can be changed however: Normal envi., Quiet environ., Noisy environ. • You may set two personal profiles Title>). individually (<No •...
§Menu§ Profiles Aircraft mode The alarm clock is deactivated. The phone will be switched off when you select this profile. It is not possible to modify this profile. Activate §Menu§ Profiles Aircraft Scroll to §Activate§ Activate the profile. A security prompt must be confirmed.
The left soft key and the keys 2 to 9 (speed dialling numbers) can each be assigned an important phone number or a function. The phone number can then be dialled or the function can be started at the touch of a button.
Speed dialling keys Digit keys 2 to 9 can be used as speed dialling numbers for fast access. For available key assign- ments, see p. 53. The following key is reserved: = mailbox number (p. 43) Change In standby mode: Press digit key (2-9).
You can set the tones that sound in specific situations to suit your partic- ular tastes. Audio §Menu§ select a function: Ringer setting Activate/deactivate the ringer or re- duce it to a short beep. Beep is active. & Ringer is deactivated. In standby mode: activate, deactivate also with: Hold down.
Silent alert To avoid being disturbed by the ring- er, you can activate the trembler in- stead. It can also be activated in addi- tion to the ringer (e.g. in noisy environments). The trembler is deac- tivated when the battery is being charged.
Receive and save screensaver as for receive and save logo, see right. You will find screensavers at: www.my-siemens.com/screensaver You have the following options: • Activate/deactivate the function. • Set style: Graphic, analogue clock Bitmap •...
§Menu§ Setup Select a function. Status §Menu§ Setup Status Select a function. Fact. settings The phone is reset to the default val- ues i.e. the factory settings (does not apply to SIM card and network set- tings): # 9 9 9 9 # Phone identity The phone identity number (IMEI) is displayed.
Network §Menu§ Setup Network select a function: Line This function is only displayed if it is supported by your service provider. Two independent phone numbers must be registered on the phone. Select Select the currently used phone number. Display the active phone number.
§Menu§ Setup Network select a function: Pref. network The service providers you prefer af- ter your home service provider are displayed in this list (e.g. if there are several service providers that differ in price). If the signal strength of your preferred net- work is not strong enough when you switch the phone on, the phone may log on to an- other network.
You may need to register sepa- rately with your service provider for these functions. Headset §Menu§ Setup If an original Siemens Headset (p. 69) is used the profile is activated automatically as soon as the headset is plugged in. User-definable settings Auto answer...
Car Kit §Menu§ Setup Car Kit If an original Siemens Car Kit is used the profile is activated automatically as soon as the phone is inserted into the cradle. The Car Kit must be plugged into the ciga- rette lighter and not connected directly to the battery.
Display indicators < Strength of incoming signal. Charging completed. Battery indicator. All calls are diverted. & Ringer off. Short ringer (beep) only. Ringer only if caller is stored in the Phonebook. Alarm is set. ½ Alarm clock active. Key lock active. Transmission unencrypted.
Check battery contacts and device interface, clean them if necessary, then insert battery again. Plug in to a different socket or check voltage. Only use original Siemens accessories. Replace battery. Make sure that the SIM card is correctly inserted (p. 6).
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.
Enter the PUK (MASTER PIN) provided with the SIM card according to the instructions. If the PUK (MASTER PIN) has been lost, contact your service provider. Contact Siemens Service (p. 67). Contact your Service Provider. Check with your Service Provider. # 9 9 9 9 #...
Simple, straightforward support for technical and operational queries is available from our online support service on the Internet: www.my-siemens.com/customercare or in the "Questions & Answers" section (p. 64) of this User Guide. If repair work is necessary, please contact one of our service centres: Abu Dhabi ...
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.
L36880-N4501-A133 • Leather Case L36880-N4501-A131 • Shoulder Bag L36880-N4001-A149 You will find the my-CLIPit™ service, for personalising the front and back of your A50 with your own photos for example, at: www.my-siemens.com/my-clipit Car Solutions Car Kit Portable L36880-N3015-A117 Hands-free kit with integrated loudspeaker and microphone and auto talk feature.
The A50 offers you numerous op- tions for personalisation, i.e. individ- ual configuration to suit your own specific tastes. For example you can have operator graphics as bitmaps * or screensavers sent via SMS to your mobile phone. SMS can also be used to send sounds as ring tones to your A50.
THIS PHONE MEETS THE EU REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES. Your mobile phone A50 is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is de- signed and manufactured not to ex- ceed the limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy recommend- ed by The Council of the European Union.
THIS PHONE MEETS REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES. Your mobile phone A50 is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is de- signed and manufactured not to ex- ceed the limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) recommended by international guidelines (ICNIRP).