Siemens A50 User Manual

Siemens A50 User Manual

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Information and Communication mobile
Haidenauplatz 1
D-81667 Munich
© Siemens AG 2002
All rights reserved. Subject to availability.
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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


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  • Page 1 Be inspired Issued by Information and Communication mobile Haidenauplatz 1 D-81667 Munich © Siemens AG 2002 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 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 ...
  • Page 3 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)...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    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!
  • Page 5: Overview Of The Phone

    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.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    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.
  • Page 7: 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 line is stored. If the SIM card has been delivered in credit card size, snap the smaller segment out and remove any rough edges.
  • Page 8: Charge Battery

    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.
  • Page 9 Following this six- month period we recommend replacing your battery if you experience a significant drop in performance. Please purchase only Siemens original batteries.
  • Page 10: General Instructions

    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.
  • 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 your PIN code us- ing the digit keys (shown a series of asterisks; if you make a mistake, press §Clear§).
  • Page 12: Security

    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...
  • Page 13: 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 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.
  • Page 14: 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 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.
  • Page 15: During A Call

    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.
  • Page 16: Swap/Conference

    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: <...
  • Page 17: Send Dtmf Tones

    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...
  • Page 18: Babysitter

    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.
  • Page 19: Phonebook

    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.
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21: Call/Search For An Entry

    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.
  • Page 22: Group

    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.
  • Page 23: Sms To 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.
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 25 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.
  • Page 26: Record No

    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.:.
  • Page 27: Picture

    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.
  • Page 28: Message (Sms)

    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.
  • Page 29: Inbox/Outbox

    Inbox/Outbox §Menu§ Messages Inbox //Outbox / The list of saved messages is displayed. Barbara ª © Carol © 023598765432 View §Options§ See right. Symbol Inbox / ª Read © Unread Inbox/Outbox-Menu Different functions are available de- pending on the context: §Options§...
  • Page 30: Compose A Message

    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.
  • Page 31: Predefined Text

    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.
  • Page 32: Text Entry With "T9

    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.
  • Page 33 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.
  • Page 34 T9 support. Press automatically to the dictionary. Load other input languages: Correct a word Words created using T9: Within a " T9 word " individual letters may not be edited without cancelling T9 first.
  • Page 35: Setup

    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§...
  • Page 36: Surf & Fun

    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...
  • Page 37: Browser Menu

    Call up recently visited pages that are still in memory. Go to URL Enter URL for directly ac- cessing an Internet address (e.g. Show URL Show the Internet address of the current page. Reload The page is reloaded. Disconnect Close the browser and clear down the connection.
  • Page 38 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.
  • Page 39: Operating Instructions

    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...
  • Page 40 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.
  • Page 41: Games

    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 Surf & fun Games Setup...
  • Page 42: Bitmap Viewer

    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: See also City portal (p. 70).
  • Page 43: Melodies

    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: to 4). Individual 1 Open menu. Scroll to Save. §Select§ Press.
  • Page 44: 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, •...
  • Page 45: Cell Broadcast

    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...
  • Page 46: Sim Services (Optional)

    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.
  • Page 47: Records

    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...
  • Page 48: 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. 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.
  • Page 49: Divert

    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)
  • Page 50: Status Check

    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).
  • Page 51: Clock

    §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.
  • Page 52: Profiles

    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 •...
  • Page 53: Aircraft Mode

    §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.
  • Page 54: Fast Access Key

    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.
  • Page 55: Speed Dialling Keys

    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).
  • Page 56: Audio

    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.
  • Page 57: Silent Alert

    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.
  • Page 58: Setup

    Receive and save screensaver as for receive and save logo, see right. You will find screensavers at: You have the following options: • Activate/deactivate the function. • Set style: Graphic, analogue clock Bitmap •...
  • Page 59: Status

    §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.
  • Page 60: Network

    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.
  • Page 61 §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.
  • Page 62: During A Call

    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...
  • Page 63: Car Kit

    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.
  • Page 64: Display Symbols (Selection)

    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.
  • Page 65: Questions & Answers

    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).
  • Page 66 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 67 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 #...
  • Page 68: Siemens Service

    Simple, straightforward support for technical and operational queries is available from our online support service on the Internet: 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 ...
  • Page 69: Specifications/Maintenance

    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 70: Accessories

    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: Car Solutions Car Kit Portable L36880-N3015-A117 Hands-free kit with integrated loudspeaker and microphone and auto talk feature.
  • Page 71: Personalisation

    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.
  • Page 72: Sar (European Union)

    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.
  • Page 73: Sar (International)

    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).
  • Page 74: Index

    Accessories ... 69 Aircraft mode ... 52 Alarm clock ... 50 All calls (divert) ... 48 All incoming calls ... 47 All outgoing calls ... 47 Allow only ... 58 Answering service (external) ... 43 Audio ... 55 Auto answer (in the car) ... 61 Auto display (CB) ...
  • Page 75 Configuration (network) ... 59 Connection (2nd phone number) 59 Connection, select ... 59 Contrast (display) ... 57 Control codes (DTMF) ... 16, 25 Date format ... 50 Display big letters ... 57 contrast ... 57 settings ... 57 Display symbols ... 63 Divert ...
  • Page 76 Screensaver ... 57 Second phone number ... 59 Security ... 11, 59 Service centre ... 34 Setup network ... 59 Setup (games) ... 40 Setup (profile) ... 51 Siemens Service ... 67 Silent alert ... 56 SIM services ... 10, 45...
  • Page 77: Index

    capacity ... 28 delivery confirmation ... 28 insert picture ... 29, 30 setup ... 34 status report ... 34 T9 input ... 29 to group ... 22 Soft keys function ... 9 set ... 53 SOS ... 10 Special characters ... 19, 31 Specific divert Busy ...

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