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    Motorola A388 Quick Reference Card Make and End a Call to open dial pad, enter phone number, press Send. Press To hang up, press End or close the flip. If using the headset, press and hold headset button (phone beeps).

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    Store a Number on the SIM Card 1. Press f G New. 2. Select SIM Card from Catg: pulldown list and press OK. Speed dial number is automatically assigned in Location: field. 3. Press space to the right of Name: to enter name using on-screen keyboard or handwriting recognition.

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    Welcome to the world of Motorola digital wireless communication. We are pleased that you have chosen the Motorola A388 wireless phone. Your Motorola A388 phone delivers all the wireless functionality you need in one smart package. • Easy to use touchscreen.

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    Adjust volume Home Button Return to main menu Power Button Turn phone on and off Headset Jack Status Light Ringer speaker Infrared Port Confirm Button Answer a call Touchscreen Stylus storage compartment...

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    See page 36. MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, and all other trademarks indicated as such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. ® Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Information ......8 European Union Directives Conformance Statement ....... . . 14 Getting Started .

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    Calling Features ......39 Making a Call ....... 39 Ending a Call .

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    Deleting Addressbook Entries ....74 Sending Addressbook Information ....75 Receiving Addressbook Information .

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    Calculator ....... . . 111 Synchronizing with TrueSync Software ..111 Printing Information Using Infrared .

  • Page 12: Safety Information

    0.0 watts to 1.0 watts for the 1800 MHz band, and 0.0 watts to 0.89 watts for the 1900 MHz band. Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy Your Motorola phone is designed to comply with the following national and international standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human beings to radio frequency electromagnetic energy: •...

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    • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95.1-1999 Edition • National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) of the United States, Report 86, 1986 • International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1998 • Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6. Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz, 1999...

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    Use of non-Motorola-approved accessories may exceed FCC/Health Canada RF exposure guidelines. If you do not use one of the Motorola- supplied or approved body-worn accessories, and are not using the phone held in the normal use position, ensure the phone and its antenna are at least one inch (2.5...

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    accordance with applicable regulations per airline crew instructions. • MEDICAL DEVICES Pacemakers The Advanced Medical Technology Association recommends that a minimum separation of 6 inches (15 centimeters) be maintained between a handheld wireless phone and a pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by, and recommendations of, the United States Food and Drug Administration.

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    the area where you drive. Always obey them. When using your phone while driving, please: • Give full attention to driving and to the road. • Use hands-free operation, if available. • Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driving conditions so require.

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    • BLASTING CAPS AND AREAS To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off your phone when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio”. Obey all signs and instructions. OPERATIONAL CAUTIONS •...

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    European Union Directives Conformance Statement European Union Directives Conformance Statement Hereby, Motorola declares that this product is in compliance with • The essential requirements and other • All other relevant EU Directives IMEI: 350034/40/394721/9 0168 Type: MC2-41H14 The above gives an example of a typical Product Approval Number.

  • Page 19: Getting Started, What's In The Box, About This Guide

    To purchase Motorola Original Motorola Customer Call Center at 1-800-221-6456 in the United States or 1-800-461-4575 in Canada. About this Guide This user guide introduces you to your Motorola phone. Optional Features This label identifies an optional network, SIM card, or subscription-dependent feature that may not be offered by all service providers in all geographical areas.

  • Page 20: Installing The Sim Card

    Installing the SIM Card Your SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card contains your phone number, service details, and memory for storing phone numbers and messages. Caution: Do not bend or scratch the SIM card, and avoid exposing it to static electricity, water, or dirt. Turn your phone off before removing or installing the SIM card.

  • Page 21: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery New batteries are shipped partially charged, so you must charge the battery before you can use your phone. Some batteries perform best after several full charge/ discharge cycles. Do This 1 Plug the charger into the charger port.

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    To maximize your battery’s performance: • Always use Motorola Original chargers. The phone warranty does not cover damage caused from using non-Motorola batteries and/or battery chargers. • Maintain the battery at or near room temperature when charging. • Do not expose batteries to temperatures below -10°C (14°F) or above 45°C (113°F).

  • Page 23: Turning Your Phone On, Entering Your Pin

    Extending Battery Life • Turn on battery saving mode (see page 37). • Set the network search speed to slow or medium (see page 84). Activities that require intensive keystroke use (such as playing games and composing messages) and using the browser may also reduce your phone’s talk and standby times.

  • Page 24: Entering Your Unlock Code, Registering With A Network

    If the SIM card is locked, damaged, missing, or not registered, you are prompted to choose one of the following options: • Antenna Off to use the phone in PDA mode. • Antenna On to use the phone’s PDA functions and make emergency calls.

  • Page 25: Calibrating The Screen, Changing Between Pda And Phone Mode

    Calibrating the Screen After you turn your phone on for the first time, calibrate the screen. Press 2 Display Setup 3 Calibrate Screen Press the center of the target until it disappears. If you want to calibrate the screen each time you turn the phone on, check Redo on Power Up .

  • Page 26: Learning To Use Your Phone, Touchscreen Controls And Status Indicators

    Learning to Use Your Phone Touchscreen Controls and Status Indicators ➋ New Notification Indicator ➊ Antenna Status ➑ Ringer Status ➍ Clock ➌ Call Status 12:28 R Service Provider ➎ Battery Level ➏ Owner Information ➐ Service Provider...

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    ➊ Antenna Status Shows the strength of your phone’s connection with the network. GPRS is displayed above if you have the GPRS service and it is active. ➋ New Notification Indicator Flashes when you miss a call or have a new message waiting ➌...

  • Page 28: Using The Main Menus

    Using the Main Menus The features of your phone are organized into three main menus. Press one of the tabs on the right side of the touchscreen to view each main menu, then press a feature icon to access that feature. Tip: You can also use the page up (y) and page down (c) buttons to cycle through the main menu tabs.

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    Icon Function Send and receive email Connect to the Internet Download and run J2ME applications Schedule and organize daily activities such as appointments and meetings Create and prioritize to-do lists Compose short notes Record phone calls or personal messages Create custom ring tones and alerts Create pictures, animations, and sounds Set reminder alarms...

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    Icon Function Transmit and receive information using the phone as a wireless modem Synchronize data between your phone ® and your PC using Starfish Truesync software Send and receive information by infrared transmission Set up and customize your phone...

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    Using the Context Sensitive Menus If the menu indicator b appears at the bottom of the touchscreen, press it to list functions you can perform from that screen. To close the menu without selecting anything, press anywhere on the touchscreen outside of the menu list.

  • Page 32: Using Your Phone's Buttons

    Using Your Phone’s Buttons You can easily and quickly access your phone’s features by pressing the touchscreen with the stylus. You can also use the buttons on your phone to perform some functions. Many buttons perform more than one function, depending on what is currently displayed on the screen.

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    ➊ Page Up • When scroll bars are present, use to scroll back • When dial pad is displayed, list last 20 answered calls • When calling, open the dial pad • From the main menu, scroll through the 3 main menu icons on the right side of the screen ➋...

  • Page 34: Entering Text

    Handwriting or Keyboard . Depending on your selection, either the handwriting recognition or keyboard tool will be displayed. Handwriting Recognition Your phone uses the Motorola Quickprint Handwriting Recognition technology to recognize handwritten characters, numbers, and punctuation. Similar Characters Panel...

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    When you have finished writing, or if you pause, your phone recognizes the most similar character and places it at the current cursor position. If the character is not the one you want, you can change it by selecting one of the characters in the Similar Characters Panel, or by using 1 to backspace and erase.

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    Press slow fast Watermark:on Watermark:off Handwriting Keyboard right left checkbox next to a language Text Input Fields You can enter information into your phone using the handwriting and keyboard tools or by selecting from a list. To select text from a list, press directly on the text input field name or label.

  • Page 37: Composing A Message

    Composing a Message Press here to select address from your addressbook Message: Press here to select a quick text message Cancel Creating Speed Dial List Press here to select phone number from addressbook Cancel Creating a Datebook Event Press here to select from list of existing Title:...

  • Page 38: Setting Up Your Phone, Storing Your Name And Number, Setting The Date And Time

    Setting Up Your Phone Storing Your Name and Number Press Initial Setup Owner Info Name: Cellular: After entering your name and number, press bottom right corner of the screen to view your owner information.You can also enter your name and number by creating a new addressbook entry under the Owner category (see page 70).

  • Page 39: Setting A Ring Style

    Use the pulldown menus in the Date and Time screen to turn daylight savings time on or off and to set the time and date format and your current location. Setting a Ring Style You can choose the sound your phone makes when you receive a call, message, or alert and when you press the touchscreen.

  • Page 40: Setting Answer Options, Setting Automatic Redial

    Setting Answer Options Flip Answer To set your phone up so you can answer a call by opening the flip: Press Phone Setup Flip Answer:on Autoanswer If you are using a headset, you can set your phone to automatically answer a call after 2 rings. Press Phone Setup Auto Answer:on...

  • Page 41: Changing Your Startup Greeting, Conserving Battery Power

    Press Phone Setup Auto Redial:on Changing Your Startup Greeting The startup greeting is the message you see when you turn your phone on. Press 2 Initial Setup 3 Startup Greeting Erase the current message and enter a new message. See page 30 for information on how to enter text on your phone.

  • Page 42: Setting The Display Contrast

    Setting the Display Contrast Press Display Setup or - adjust the display contrast...

  • Page 43: Calling Features, Making A Call, Ending A Call

    Calling Features Making a Call Press phone number Send Dial pad 12:00 Clear Send While on a call, the in-call screen is displayed. To return to the dial pad, press extension number, leave a numeric message, or enter a PIN or voicemail password). Press b to see other things you can do while on a call.

  • Page 44: Answering A Call, Muting The Microphone During A Call

    Answering a Call When you receive a call, your phone rings and/or vibrates and displays an incoming call message. Press Answer to answer the call, Drop to reject it, or Busy to reject it with a busy signal. You can also answer calls by: •...

  • Page 45: Redialing A Number, Returning An Unanswered Call, Viewing Recent Calls

    Redialing a Number Press Redial from the dial pad. Redial appears only if there is no number in the dial pad. If there is a number in the dial pad, press Clear , then Redial . If you have the automatic redial option turned on and you dial a number that does not connect, your phone automatically redials the number.

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    the list. You can store a number in your addressbook or redial a number from the recent calls list. Press Last 20 Missed Last 20 Answered Last 20 Called a call in the list Call (or Redial ) When the dial pad is displayed on the screen, you can list recent calls using the following buttons: (Volume down button)

  • Page 47: Inserting Pauses Into A Phone Number, Calling An Emergency Number

    Inserting Pauses Into a Phone Number Pauses are useful for calling extension numbers or going into a voice mail system. Your phone will wait until the call is connected before sending the numbers after the first pause. To insert a pause into a phone number, press b at the position where you want to insert the pause and select Insert Pause .

  • Page 48: Calling International Numbers, Calling With Speed Dial

    Calling International Numbers If you subscribe to international calling service, you can make a call from any country without knowing the local international access code. Simply add the international dialing prefix + to your number by pressing “0” for 3 to 4 seconds. After + is displayed, enter the country code and phone number you want to call, then press Send .

  • Page 49: Using Caller Id

    Press speed dial location number blank field to the right of the location number To replace a phone number in the Turbo Dialing list with another number, use 1 to erase the old number and enter the new number. To clear the entire Turbo Dialing list, press b and select Clear All.

  • Page 50: Voicemail

    Incoming Calls The phone displays the caller’s name if it is stored in your addressbook, or Incoming Call when caller ID information is not available. When your phone is closed, you can see the caller ID information through the external display. Outgoing Calls To show or hide your caller ID when making a call, press b in the dial pad and select Show ID or Hide ID .

  • Page 51: Using Call Waiting

    and password. When you call your voicemail, your phone will wait for the call to connect to the voicemail system, then send your password. Press 1 2 3 Listening to a Voicemail Message When you miss a call or have a new message, the new notification indicator Press to list your missed calls and new messages.

  • Page 52: Putting A Call On Hold

    Putting a Call on Hold Press Hold in the in-call screen. The call status changes to in the status bar at the top of the touchscreen. Make a New Call with a Call on Hold From the in-call screen: Press phone number Send If the new call is successful, you will have one active call...

  • Page 53: Transferring A Call, Changing The Active Line, Displaying Your Phone Number

    Transferring a Call From the in-call screen: Press b Transfer number to transfer to Send Changing the Active Line Change the active phone line to make and receive calls from your other phone number. Note: This feature is available only if your SIM card has 2 phone lines.

  • Page 54: Messages And Email, Text Messaging

    Messages and Email Text Messaging The Message Center is where your text and voicemail messages are organized. Press to open the Message Center. Message Folders The Message Center lists the default folders that come with your phone, plus any personal folders that you create.

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    Folder Name Info Svc Sent Quick Text Draft Trash Opening a Message Folder Press a folder name to list the messages in the folder, then press a message title to read the message. Setting Up Your Message Inbox Note: Your service provider may have programmed the message inbox settings for you.

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    Press Service Ctr Numbr: input field service center number Expire After: pulldown list Outgoing Msg Type: pulldown list 10 OK 11 Incoming Msg: pulldown list 12 View By: pulldown list 13 Remove Based pulldown list 14 OK open the numeric editor store the service center number enter the time limit for...

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    Composing a New Message See page 30 for information on how to enter text on your phone. Press Compose Message: label Message: input field open a new message screen compose a message to send to a mobile phone number compose a message to send to an email address Note: Email sent as a text message may be subject to...

  • Page 58: Sending A Message

    Sending a Message Make sure the correct message type icon is selected at the top of message. Select for SMS text message Sending a Message to a Phone Number Select the phone number from your addressbook by pressing on the To: label, or enter the phone number by pressing on the To: input field.

  • Page 59: Saving A Draft Of A Message, Receiving And Reading Messages

    Sending a Message at a Scheduled Time After composing the message, press b and select Send Later . You are prompted to select the time. The message is stored in the Outbox folder of the Message Center until the scheduled time, then placed in the Sent folder after it is sent.

  • Page 60: Replying To A Message

    If you dismiss the message or miss the incoming message alert, the new notification indicator bar. Press messages. While reading a message, press b to open the message menu with the following options. Select Return Call Move to Trash Forward Message Compose Save Address Move to Folder...

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    Note: Depending on your service provider, you may be able to receive email as an SMS text message. This type of message has the network port number in the To: field and the sender’s email address as part of the message text.

  • Page 62: Deleting Messages

    Inserting Pictures, Animations, and Sounds While composing a message, use the following icons to insert pictures, animations, and sounds into your message. To create pictures, animations, and sounds, see page 89. Insert picture Insert animation Deleting Messages You can set your phone to automatically delete messages from your message folders.

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    Emptying the Trash Folder To delete all messages in the Trash folder, open the folder and press Empty . To delete a specific message in the Trash folder, select the message, press b, and select Delete Message Receiving Information Service Messages Information service messages (also known as cell broadcasts) are messages sent by your service...

  • Page 64: Email

    POP3/IMAP and SMTP standards. Many online email services use these standards. When sending email to another A388 phone, you can attach notes from the notepad and contact information from your addressbook. Note: Depending on your service provider, you may also be able to send email through your phone’s SMS text...

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    Press Send Setup Receive Setup You may also have to enter information about your data service connection into the phone (subscription to data service from your service provider is required to use email). If this is not already set up on your phone, enter the specific information provided by your service provider into the Connection Setup screen.

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    When you access the email function, your phone detects whether it is connected to the Internet. You can choose to connect and work online, or work offline. Press Later If you choose to work online and a connection is established, your default email mailbox is displayed. The list of folders in your mailbox depends on your service provider and whether you have created any personal folders, but the appearance of the mailbox screen is similar...

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    Setting Your Email Signature Your email signature is text, such as your name and phone number, that is added to the end of your outgoing email messages. Press Internet Setup eMail Setup mailbox name Signature Setup option signature input area See page 30 for information on how to enter text on your phone.

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    Sending Email Attachments You can attach a note from the notepad or contact information from your addressbook to an email message. Press b Attach Text Note b Attach Contact contact or note title Indicators at top right corner of the email identify the attachment type: Notepad attachment Addressbook attachment...

  • Page 69: Sending Email

    Sending Email Press Send after you compose your message. If you are connected and working online, the message is sent right away. If you are working offline, the message is placed in your email Outbox and sent the next time you log in to your mailbox using an Internet connection.

  • Page 70: Replying To An Email

    Select Save Address Move to Folder Move to Trash Replying to an Email While reading the message, press Reply . A new email opens with the sender’s name in the To: field. Creating Email Folders You can create up to 5 personal folders for storing and organizing your email.

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    Press Remove Based pulldown list To change the settings for an email folder after it is already created, press the folder name, press b, and select Setup Folder select the conditions for deleting messages from this folder (by age, number, or do not remove) save the folder settings...

  • Page 72: Setting Up Your Addressbook, Fields In An Addressbook Entry

    Setting Up Your Addressbook The addressbook stores important contact information such as names, addresses, and phone numbers. You can make calls and send messages from the addressbook. Press to open the addressbook. Tip: From the dial pad, press the Volume Up key. Fields in an Addressbook Entry Icons indicate each phone number type in an addressbook entry.

  • Page 73: Addressbook Categories

    Addressbook Categories Categories help you organize and manage your adddressbook. For example, you can put business- related contacts into a Business category, and friends into a Personal category. Your phone comes with the following categories. • Unfiled The default category for creating new contacts. •...

  • Page 74: Creating An Addressbook Entry

    Creating an Addressbook Entry Press Category: pulldown list Name: phone number type or other input field Inserting a Pause in a Phone Number Pauses are useful for dialing an extension number, going into voice mail, or entering a password after a call is connected.

  • Page 75: Locating Entries In Your Addressbook

    Storing a Number After a Call Within 5 seconds after ending a call: Press Store Add to Contact Create Contact phone number type Locating Entries in Your Addressbook You can find an entry in your addressbook using either the alphabetic tabs on the right side of the screen or the Find Contact feature.

  • Page 76: Calling A Number From Your Addressbook

    Using the Find Contact Feature The Find Contacts feature lets you search your addressbook by name, number, or any text string. Press b Find Contact name , number , or text name, number, or text string to search for The screen will show the search results, or No Match Found .

  • Page 77: Sending A Message From Your Addressbook

    Press Prepend:on Done Sending a Message from Your Addressbook Press contact name mobile number email address message area Send open a new text message with the contact’s phone number in the To: field open a new email with the contact’s email address in the field enter your message...

  • Page 78: Copying Addressbook Entries, Deleting Addressbook Entries

    Copying Addressbook Entries You can copy a number in your addressbook between SIM card memory and phone memory. Press contact name b Copy to SIM b Copy to Phone phone number to copy Deleting Addressbook Entries Press contact name b Delete Contact To delete more than one contact: Press category containing contacts you want to delete...

  • Page 79: Sending Addressbook Information, Receiving Addressbook Information

    Sending Addressbook Information You can send a phone number in your addressbook as a text or email message. If the recipient is using an A388 phone, the number is saved in their addressbook. If the recipient is using another type of GSM phone, they will receive the contact information as a text message.

  • Page 80: Synchronizing With Truesync Software

    You can synchronize addressbook entries between your phone and computer or hand-held device with Starfish TrueSync Motorola accessory product. See the TrueSync user guide for more information. Note: TrueSync software is designed to synchronize with basic features of many popular Personal Information Management (PIM) software and hardware products.

  • Page 81: Getting More Out Of Your Phone, Making A Conference Call

    Getting More Out of Your Phone Making a Conference Call With conference calling, you can have a conference with up to 5 other people. At any time during the call, you can add, disconnect, or separate individuals from the conference call. Note: You must subscribe to both Conference Calling and Call Waiting in order to make conference calls from your phone.

  • Page 82: Ending A Conference Call

    Adding a New Call to the Conference Call You can add new calls to the conference call by using the dial pad to call a number or by answering a call waiting. With either method, the conference call is put on hold while the new call is connected.

  • Page 83: Forwarding Calls

    Forwarding Calls You can forward your phone’s voice, fax, and/or data calls directly to another phone number. For voice call forwarding, you can select specific conditions under which calls will be forwarded, for example, if your phone is busy or if you do not answer. You can also set a starting and ending time for forwarding calls.

  • Page 84: Blocking Calls, Using Fixed Dialing

    Blocking Calls Call blocking lets you restrict incoming and/or outgoing calls. You can block all calls, calls to international numbers, or calls while roaming. Press Security Call Block Using Fixed Dialing When you turn on fixed dialing, you can only call numbers stored in the fixed dial list.

  • Page 85: Monitoring Phone Use

    Setting Up the Fixed Dial List Press b New Contact add a number to the fixed dial b Delete Contact entry name Monitoring Phone Use Your phone has an internal metering system that keeps track of call times and costs. Call cost information is available only if you receive the advice of charge service.

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    View and Reset Call Timers The Total Call Timer shows the amount of time you spent on all calls since the last reset. To reset this timer, press b and select Reset Call Timer . The Lifetime Timer shows the total time of all calls made on your phone.

  • Page 87: Adjusting Network Settings

    View Credit Information Press Available Credit to view the amount of credit available. You will receive two warning messages when you are approaching your credit limit, and another message when you reach the limit. Note: No Charge Limit Set is displayed if you do not have a prepaid credit limit.

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    Change Your Phone’s Operating Band The country where you purchased your phone determines which operating bands are available. You must change to the appropriate band if you travel abroad. Press Phone Setup Network Setup Search Setup Band: Change the Network Search Speed The network search speed determines how long your phone waits before attempting to re-register with a network after a previous registration attempt fails.

  • Page 89: Personalizing Your Phone, Personalizing A Ring Style

    Personalizing Your Phone Personalizing a Ring Style To change the ring style for incoming calls: Press Sounds & Alerts Line 1 Ring Tone Line 2 Ring Tone ring style + or - You can also change the alerts that notify you of missed events, incoming text and information service messages, and datebook alarms.

  • Page 90: Creating Custom Ring Tones

    Creating Custom Ring Tones You can create and store custom ring tones on your phone. The tones appear in the list of available ring styles and event notifications. Press notes Title: input field enter the ring tone name Entering Notes The ring tone composer has the following features to assist you with composing a ring tone.

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    • Interval control buttons to determine where a note falls. Press H, M, or L to select high, medium, or low octave. Notes in the low octave appear on a separate stave. • Note length buttons that you can assign on a note-by- note basis.

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    Playing a Ring Tone To play a ring tone while you are composing it, press the ring tone composer. To scroll through and play your list of custom ring tones: Press ring tone name >> or << Editing a Ring Tone You cannot edit the predefined ring tones included with your phone.

  • Page 93: Creating Pictures, Animations, And Sounds

    Deleting a Ring Tone You cannot delete the predefined ring tones included with your phone. To delete a custom ring tone: Press b Delete All ring tone name b Delete Melody Creating Pictures, Animations, and Sounds Your phone comes with pictures, animations, and sounds that you can insert into messages.

  • Page 94: Picture Editor

    Picture Editor Select the grid size (16x16, 32x32, or 96x64) before you start to create your picture. To select the drawing tool, press . Using the stylus, press the editing area (grid) to create your picture. To erase, press b, select Switch to Eraser , and press one or more points on the grid.

  • Page 95: Creating Personal Message Folders

    Melody Editor When you first open the Melody Editor, a list of melody titles is displayed. Press New to create a melody, or press a title to play or edit the melody. The composition tools for creating a melody are the same as those used to create a ring tone (see page 86).

  • Page 96: Creating Message Mailing Groups

    Press Name: input field enter the folder name Remove Based On: pulldown list To edit the name or properties of a personal folder, press b and select Edit Folder from the Message Center or from your email mailbox. To delete a personal folder, press b and select Delete Folder from the Message Center or from your email mailbox.

  • Page 97: Creating Categories For Addressbook Entries

    Press Catg: pulldown list Name: input field enter a name for the group Recipients: input field Groups are preceded by send a message to a group, select the group name as the recipient in the message To: field. Creating Categories for Addressbook Entries You can customize your addressbook by organizing your contacts into categories.

  • Page 98: Setting The Menu Language, Resetting All Options

    Setting the Menu Language You can set the language in which menu features and options are displayed. Press Initial Setup Language Resetting All Options The Master Rest function resets all options back to their original factory settings except for the unlock code, security code, and lifetime timer.

  • Page 99: Clearing All Stored Information

    Clearing All Stored Information The Master Clear function: • Resets all options back to their original factory settings except for the unlock code, security code, and lifetime timer • Erases all user-downloaded content • Clears all user settings and entries, including addressbook and datebook entries, except for information stored on the SIM card Caution: Once you do a Master Clear, the erased...

  • Page 100: Security, Locking The Sim Card

    Security Locking the SIM Card Your PIN (Personal Identification Number) code protects the information stored on your SIM card. When the SIM card is locked, you must enter your PIN code to unlock the SIM card each time you turn on the phone or insert the SIM card in the phone.

  • Page 101: Unblock The Sim Card Pin2 Code

    Press **05* Send PUK code from your service provider Enter new SIM PIN code Enter You will be prompted to enter your new PIN code again for confirmation. Once the new code is confirmed, the SIM card is unblocked. Unblock the SIM Card PIN2 Code Some features on your phone are protected by a PIN2 code.

  • Page 102: Locking And Unlocking Your Phone

    Press Enter new SIM PIN2 code Enter You will be prompted to enter your new SIM PIN2 code again for confirmation. Once the new code is confirmed, the SIM PIN2 protected features are unblocked. Locking and Unlocking Your Phone When your phone is locked, you must enter an unlock code to use the phone.

  • Page 103: Changing Your Codes

    Changing Your Codes Your phone’s 4-digit unlock code is originally set to 1234, and the 6-digit security code is originally set to 000000 at the factory. Your service provider may reset these codes before you receive your phone. If your service provider has not reset these codes, we recommend that you change them to prevent other people from accessing your personal information or modifying your phone’s settings.

  • Page 104: Personal Organizer Features, Datebook

    Personal Organizer Features Datebook The datebook is a calendar that lets you schedule and organize events such as appointments and meetings. You can set the datebook to send reminder alerts for events. Note: You must set the correct date and time on your phone to use the datebook.

  • Page 105: Day View

    Press Day View any day in the month Day View Press U or V to go to the previous or next day, or press b and select Jump To to go to a specific day. Symbols to the right of the event indicate the following information: Recurring event Alarm set for this event...

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    Change the Datebook Setup You can change the datebook’s daily starting time and set the length of time that events are stored. From the day view: Press b Setup new starting time number of days after which new events will be deleted, or Never Remove Create a Datebook Event From the day view:...

  • Page 107: Delete An Event

    Press start time and end time no time Reminder Alarm: pulldown list Repeat: pulldown list Note: To create a new event from the month view, press b New Event and follow steps 3 - 8 above. To edit an event, open the day view and press the event title.

  • Page 108: Alarm Clock

    Respond to a Datebook Alarm When you set a reminder alarm for an event in the datebook, the phone displays an event reminder message and sounds an alert. Press Dismiss to close the reminder message, or Mute to mute the alert. To set the sound your phone makes for datebook events alerts, see page 85.

  • Page 109: Notepad

    Press Alert pulldown list Snooze: pulldown list Exit When the alarm goes off, the alert sounds until you press Dismiss or Snooze . For Snooze , the alarm will ring again after the amount of time you selected for the snooze time. Notepad The notepad stores notes and other useful information such as meeting minutes, grocery lists, and itineraries.

  • Page 110: Delete All

    Delete a Note Press note title b Delete Note Delete All Notes Press b Delete All Send a Note Press note title b Send Email b Send Text input field prompt Send open the note send the note to an email address send the note in an SMS text message...

  • Page 111: Voice Notes

    Voice Notes You can use the voice notes feature to record personal messages and phone calls on your phone. Record a Voice Note Make your recording in a quiet location. Speak directly into the phone in a normal tone of voice. Press 3 Title: input field enter a title for the voice note Record...

  • Page 112: Delete A Voice Note

    The date and starting time of the recording are used as the title for storing the voice note. You can change the title (see below). Play a Voice Note Press the voice note you want to play. The newest voice notes are at the top of the list.

  • Page 113: Tasks

    Delete All Voice Notes Press b Erase All View Remaining Recording Time Your phone can store a total of 2 minutes and 30 seconds of voice recordings, or 30 voice notes (whichever comes first). To find out how much recording time is left on your phone: Press b Remaining Time...

  • Page 114

    Press Priority: pulldown list Subject: field View Tasks Press Tasks are listed by priority, and within the same priority, by the date and time you created the task. Icons to the left of the task title indicate the task priority: Urgent - Flag Normal - Empty box Low - Dotted outline box...

  • Page 115: Calculator, Synchronizing With Truesync Software

    Use 1 to erase numbers in the display panel when needed. Synchronizing with TrueSync Software You can synchronize your addressbook, datebook, notepad, and tasks between your phone and computer or hand-held device with Starfish TrueSync ® software, a Motorola...

  • Page 116: Printing Information Using Infrared

    accessory product. See the TrueSync user guide for more information. Note: TrueSync software is designed to synchronize with basic features of many popular Personal Information Management (PIM) software and hardware products. Printing Information Using Infrared You can use the infrared port on your phone to print addressbook information and notepad notes.

  • Page 117: News And Entertainment, Mobile Internet

    News and Entertainment Mobile Internet Your phone’s WAP (Wireless Application) browser lets you access Web-based applications on your phone. Contact your service provider to set up access, if necessary. Using the WAP browser is very similar to the way you would use a browser on your computer.

  • Page 118: Disconnecting From The Internet

    Note: If you open the browser after disconnecting from the Internet, the phone recognizes there is no connection and starts the connection procedure automatically. Interacting with Web Pages To access the browser menu, press b and select Browser Menu common functions such as Go to Site, Back, Home, Reload, etc.

  • Page 119: Downloading Java Applications

    Downloading Java Applications You can install and run Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) applications on your phone. These applications include games you can play on your phone and services that add new features and functionality to your phone. Applications can be downloaded over the air (OTA) from your service provider, from a computer using a data cable, or from a computer using infrared transmission.

  • Page 120

    Press Download Press Data Cable Start the TrueSync application on the computer On the computer: 1 From the menu bar, select Client > Motorola A388 Phone Options. 2 In the Options pop-up window, select the J2ME Loading tab. 3 Select the application you want to download.

  • Page 121

    A message box on the phone informs you of the download status as it is progressing. If the download completes, Installation Successful, Download Another? displayed. Press OK to download another application, or Done to return to the J2ME menu. Download Using Infrared Transmission Press Download Infrared Link...

  • Page 122: Using Your Phone As A Wireless Modem

    Running J2ME Applications If the application you want to run is not listed in the J2ME main menu, press the folder name (for example, card games ), then press the application title to start the application. Note: Some applications may contain their own instructions for you to follow.

  • Page 123

    computer. For more information on installing and using the GPRS Manager, refer to the document contained with the Your phone supports Internet connections using CSD and GPRS. Your dial-in number and settings depend on which connection method you are using. For more information, contact your Internet service provider.

  • Page 124: Transferring Data Using The Infrared Port

    Transferring Data Using the Infrared Port You can use the infrared port on your phone to transfer notes, addressbook entries, and other information to another A388 phone or devices that have infrared capability. To send information to and receive information from another A388 phone:...

  • Page 125: Specific Absorption Rate (sar) Data

    Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Data THIS MODEL PHONE MEETS THE GOVERNMENT'S REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES. Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the U.S.

  • Page 126

    FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of after searching on FCC ID IHDT6BK1. You may also refer to Motorola's website: Additional information on Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) can be found on the Cellular Telecommunications &...

  • Page 127

    The SAR information includes the Motorola testing protocol, assessment procedure, and measurement uncertainty range for this product. ITC02-155...

  • Page 128: Additional Health And Safety Information (fda)

    Additional Health and Safety Information (FDA) FDA has been receiving inquiries about the safety of mobile phones, including cellular phones and PCS phones. The following summarizes what is known--and what remains unknown--about whether these products can pose a hazard to health, and what can be done to minimize any potential risk.

  • Page 129

    any adverse health effects associated with the use of mobile phones. What kinds of phones are in question? Questions have been raised about hand-held mobile phones, the kind that have a built-in antenna that is positioned close to the user's head during normal telephone conversation. These types of mobile phones are of concern because of the short distance between the phone's antenna--the primary source of the RF--and the person's head.

  • Page 130

    apply to the use of mobile phones. First, it is uncertain how to apply the results obtained in rats and mice to humans. Second, many of the studies that showed increased tumor development used animals that had already been treated with cancer-causing chemicals, and other studies exposed the animals to the RF virtually continuously--up to 22 hours per day.

  • Page 131

    RF except for the micronucleus assay, which detects structural effects on the genetic material. The cells in this assay showed changes after exposure to simulated cell phone radiation, but only after 24 hours of exposure. It is possible that exposing the test cells to radiation for this long resulted in heating.

  • Page 132

    signals. This was the only change noted among more than 20 variables compared.(3) In a study of 209 brain tumor cases and 425 matched controls, there was no increased risk of brain tumors associated with mobile phone use. When tumors did exist in certain locations, however, they were more likely to be on the side of the head where the mobile phone was used.

  • Page 133: Mobile Phones

    of getting a particular form of cancer is greater among people who use mobile phones than among the rest of the population. One way to answer that question is to compare the usage of mobile phones among people with brain cancer with the use of mobile phones among appropriately matched people without brain cancer.

  • Page 134

    • cooperate in providing mobile phone users with the best possible information on what is known about possible effects of mobile phone use on human health. • At the same time, FDA belongs to an interagency working group of the federal agencies that have responsibility for different aspects of mobile phone safety to ensure a coordinated effort at the federal level.

  • Page 135

    People who must conduct extended conversations in their cars every day could switch to a type of mobile phone that places more distance between their bodies and the source of the RF, since the exposure level drops off dramatically with distance. For example, they could switch to: •...

  • Page 136

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health: 1 Muscat et al. Epidemiological Study of Cellular Telephone Use and Malignant Brain Tumors. In: State of the Science Symposium;1999 June 20; Long Beach, California. 2 Tice et al. Tests of mobile phone signals for activity in genotoxicity and other laboratory assays.

  • Page 137: Warranty

    SOFTWARE PURCHASED IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA What Does this Warranty Cover? Subject to the exclusions contained below, Motorola, Inc. warrants its wireless telephones, pagers and consumer two-way radios that operate via Family Radio Service or General Mobile Radio Service (“Products”), Motorola-branded or certified accessories sold for use with these Products (“Accessories”) and...

  • Page 138

    Products Covered Products and Accessories as defined above, unless otherwise provided for below. Decorative Accessories and Cases. Decorative covers, bezels, PhoneWrap™ covers and cases. Monaural Headsets. Ear buds and boom headsets that transmit mono sound through a wired connection. Consumer Two-Way Radio Accessories Products and Accessories that are Repaired or...

  • Page 139

    Accessories for commercial purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the fault of Motorola, are excluded from coverage. Use of Non-Motorola Products and Accessories. Defects or damage that result from the use of Non-Motorola branded or certified Products, Accessories, Software or other peripheral equipment are excluded from coverage.

  • Page 140

    This warranty extends only to the first consumer purchaser, and is not transferable. What will Motorola Do? Motorola, at its option, will at no charge repair, replace or refund the purchase price of any Products, Accessories or Software that does not conform to this warranty. We may use functionally equivalent reconditioned/refurbished/pre-owned or new Products, Accessories or parts.

  • Page 141

    You will receive instructions on how to ship the Products, Accessories or Software, at your expense, to a Motorola Authorized Repair Center. To obtain service, you must include: (a) a copy of your receipt, bill of sale or other comparable proof of purchase;...

  • Page 142

    Motorola certain exclusive rights for copyrighted Motorola software such as the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute copies of the Motorola software. Motorola software may only be copied into, used in, and redistributed with, the Products associated with such Motorola software. No other use, including...

  • Page 143: Product Registration, Software Copyright Notice

    Registration is not required for warranty coverage. Please retain your original dated sales receipt for your records. For warranty service of your Motorola phone, you will need to provide a copy of your dated sales receipt to confirm warranty status.

  • Page 144: Export Law Assurances

    Motorola or any third party software provider, except for the normal, non- exclusive, royalty-free license to use that arises by operation of law in the sale of a product. ITC02-154 Export Law Assurances This product is controlled under the export regulations of the United States of America and Canada.

  • Page 145: Index

    Index Addressbook call number from 72 categories 69, 93 copy information 74 delete entries from 74 number types 68 Alarm clock 104 Animation editor 90 create 89 insert in message 58 Answer a call 36, 40 Antenna status 20, 21, 23 Attachments 64 Band 84 Battery...

  • Page 146

    Caller ID 45 Conference calls 77 Create addressbook category animation 89 datebook event 102 email folders 66 email message 63 email signature 63 message folders 91 message mail groups notepad note 105 picture 89 quick text 57 ring tone 86 sound 89 text message 53 to do list 109...

  • Page 147

    Handwriting recognition Headset End call 39 Where to connect 2 Hold call 48 Icons 24 In-call screen 39 Infrared port 112, 120 Install SIM card 16 International calls 44 Internet 113 connect 113 disconnect 114 Java applications download 115 Keyboard 31 Keys on your phone 28 Lock phone 96, 98 Main menus 24...

  • Page 148

    Network register with 20 New mail 23 Notepad 105 Passwords 99 Pause insert 43 store 70 Phone buttons 42 Phone lines 49 Phone numbers call from addressbook find 71 insert pauses into 43, receive from addressbook 75 send from addressbook store after call 71 store in addressbook 70 Picture...

  • Page 149

    Send a message 54 Send email 65 Set an alarm 104 SIM card copy numbers to 74 install 16 PIN code 96 unblock 96 Snooze alarm 105 Sounds create 89 insert in messages 58 new mail 35 new voicemail 35 ring tone for incoming calls 35, 85 ring tones 35...

  • Page 151: Safety Tips

    1 Get to know your Motorola wireless phone and its features such as speed dial and redial. If available, these features help you to place your call...

  • Page 152

    2 When available, use a hands-free device. If possible, add an additional layer of convenience to your wireless phone with one of the many Motorola Original™ hands-free accessories available today. 3 Position your wireless phone within easy reach. Be able to access your wireless phone without removing your eyes from the road.

  • Page 153

    8 Use your wireless phone to call for help. Dial 911 or other local emergency number in the case of fire, traffic accident or medical emergencies.* 9 Use your wireless phone to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto accident, crime in progress or other serious emergency where lives are in danger, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number, as you would want others to do for you.*...

  • Page 154

    Check the laws and regulations on the use of wireless telephones and their accessories in the areas where you drive. Always obey them. The use of these devices may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. For more information, please call 1-888-901-SAFE or visit the CTIA Web site at...

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