Welcome to Qwest ® This guide will familiarize you with our technology and your new wireless phone through simple, easy-to-follow instructions. If you have already reviewed the Start Here to Activate guide that was packaged with your new phone, then you’re ready to explore the advanced features outlined in this guide.
Introduction This User’s Guide introduces you to wireless service and all the features of your new phone. It’s divided into four sections: Section 1: Getting Started Section 2: Your Phone Section 3: Qwest Service Features Section 4: Safety Guidelines Throughout this guide, you’ll find tips that highlight special shortcuts and timely reminders to help you make the most of your new phone and service.
Setting Up Your Voicemail Account Passwords Getting Help Setting up service on your Sanyo SCP-2300 is quick and easy. This section walks you through the necessary steps to unlock your phone, set up your voicemail, and contact Qwest for assistance with your service.
Getting Started UnlockingYour Phone To unlock your phone, follow these easy steps: Press Press Unlock (left softkey). Note: To select a softkey, press the softkey button directly below the softkey text that appears at the bottom left and bottom right of your phone’s display screen. Softkey actions change according to the screen you’re viewing and will not appear if there is no corresponding action available.
Setting UpYour Voicemail All unanswered calls to your wireless phone are automatically transferred to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. Therefore, you will want to set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. To set up your voicemail: Press and hold Follow the system prompts to:...
Account Passwords As a Qwest customer, you enjoy unlimited access to your personal account information, your voicemail account, and your Sprint PCS Vision account. To ensure that no one else has access to your information, you will need to create passwords to protect your privacy.
Getting Help Visit Our Website You can get up-to-date information on your wireless service and options by signing onto our Website at When you visit us online, you can Review coverage maps Learn how to use voicemail Access your account information Check out frequently asked questions And more Reaching Qwest Wireless Customer Service...
Making and Answering Calls Entering Text Your SCP-2300 by Sanyo is packed with features that simplify your life and expand your ability to stay connected to the people and information that are important to you. This section will guide you through the basic functions and calling features of your phone.
Key Features Earpiece: Lets you hear the caller’s voice. Main LCD (display): Displays the phone’s main menu, features, modes, etc. Softkey (left): Lets you select the menu corresponding to the bottom left line on the Main LCD. Navigation Key: Lets you navigate quickly and easily through the menu options.
Speaker: Lets you hear the different ringers and sounds. You can mute the ringer when receiving incoming calls by pressing , or the Side Up/Down Key. Also lets you hear the caller’s voice in speakerphone mode. Sub LCD: Lets you monitor the phone’s status and see who’s calling without opening the phone.
Viewing the Display Screen Your phone’s display screen provides a wealth of information about your phone’s status and options. This list identifies the symbols you’ll see on your phone’s display screen: shows your current signal strength. The more lines you have, the stronger your signal.
indicates the Location Service of your phone is enabled. indicates the Location Service of your phone is disabled. indicates you have a new caller’s message. indicates the Screen Call Auto setting is on. indicates your phone is in TTY mode. indicates Headset mode is set to Ready Link and a headset is connected.
Features of Your Wireless Phone Congratulations on the purchase of your SCP-2300 by Sanyo. This phone is lightweight, easy-to-use, and reliable, and it also offers many significant features and service options. The following list previews some of those features and options and provides page numbers...
Turning Your Phone On and Off Turning Your Phone On To turn your phone on: Press Once your phone is on, it displays “Looking for service...” which indicates that your phone is searching for a signal. When your phone finds a signal, it automatically enters standby mode – the phone’s idle state.
Using Your Phone’s Battery and Charger Battery Capacity Your phone is equipped with a Lithium Ion (LiIon) battery. It allows you to recharge your battery before it is fully drained. The battery provides up to 3.25 hours of continuous digital talk time (up to 1.75 hours in analog).
Installing the Battery To install the LiIon battery: Insert the battery into the opening on the back of the phone and gently press down. Place the battery cover into the position as indicated in the diagram, then slide it until you hear it snap into place. Removing the Battery To remove your battery: Make sure the power is off.
Charging the Battery Your phone’s LiIon battery is rechargeable and should be charged as soon as possible so you can begin using your phone. Keeping track of your battery’s charge is important. If your battery level becomes too low, your phone automatically turns off and you will lose all the information you were just working on.
DisplayingYour Phone Number Just in case you forget your phone number, your SCP-2300 can remind you. To display your phone number: Press to access the main menu. Select Contacts and press Select My Phone# and press Note: To access the phone’s main menu, press items may be selected by highlighting them with the navigation key and pressing , or you can press the number corresponding to the menu item on your keypad.
Making and Answering Calls Making Calls Placing a call from your wireless phone is as easy as making a call from any land line phone. Just enter the number and press you’re on your way to clear calls. To place a call using your keypad: Make sure your phone is on.
To place a call with the flip closed: Make sure your phone is on. Press and hold Follow the system prompts. (The call will be made in speakerphone mode, unless you have a headset attached to the phone.) Redial to redial the last number you called. Voice Dial to use the Voice Dial function (see”Using Voice- Activated Dialing”...
Dialing Options Dialing options are displayed when you press Options (right softkey) after entering numbers in the phone’s standby mode. To select an option, highlight it and press Abbrev. Dial to dial the phone number in your Contacts list that ends with the digits you entered.
Answering Calls To answer an incoming call with the flip open: Make sure your phone is on. (If your phone is off, incoming calls go to voicemail.) Press your phone’s settings, you may also answer incoming calls by opening the phone or by pressing any number key. See “Setting Any Key Answer”...
The following options are also displayed by pressing Options (right softkey). To select an option, highlight it and press Call Guard to answer the call when you are in roaming mode. See page 74 for setting Call Guard. Answer to answer the call. Answer:Speaker to answer the call in speakerphone mode.
Setting Answer on Hold This feature allows you to hold an incoming call when you cannot answer immediately. To set Answer on Hold: When you receive an incoming call, press Options (right softkey). Highlight Answer on Hold and press message to wait for you to answer. while the call is on hold.) To resume the call: Press Answer (left softkey) or...
Using the Speakerphone The speakerphone feature lets you hear audio through the speaker and talk without holding the phone. When the speakerphone is activated, use the Side Up/Down Key to adjust the volume. To turn the speakerphone on during a call: Press –...
Adjusting Volume During a Conversation When you need to adjust the receiver volume during a conversation, use the Side Up/Down key, or press the navigation key up or down while a call is in progress. Muting a Call There are times when it’s necessary to mute a call so that your caller does not hear you or certain background noise.
Calling Emergency Numbers You can place calls to 911 (dial even if your phone is locked or your account is restricted. Once you dial the numbers, your phone will enter Emergency mode. Press Options (right softkey) to display the options. To select an option, highlight it and press Speaker On to activate speakerphone mode.
In-Call Options During a call, your phone displays menu options when you press Options (right softkey). To select an option, highlight it and press Flash to answer an incoming Call Waiting call or to connect a third party during Three-Way Calling. Mute or Unmute to mute or reactivate your phone’s microphone.
End-of-Call Options To display the following options, press Options (right softkey) within 10 seconds after disconnecting a call. To select an option, highlight it and press Call Again to dial the phone number. Call:Speaker On to dial the phone number in speakerphone mode. Save Phone# to save the phone number in your Contacts list.
Finding a Phone Number You can search Contacts list entries for phone numbers that contain a specific string of numbers. To find a phone number: Enter the last four or more digits of the number and press Options (right softkey). (The more numbers you enter, the more specific the search becomes.) Highlight Find and press the digits you entered appears.)
Plus Code Dialing Your phone’s Plus Code Dialing feature can automatically dial the international access code when you are traveling outside of the United States. (Not available in some areas.) To make a call using Plus Code Dialing: From standby mode, press and hold appears on the phone display.
Using Speed Dialing With this feature, you can dial your favorite entries using one key press for locations 2-9. (See “Assigning Speed Dial Numbers” on page 91.) To use speed dial for voice calls: From standby mode, press and hold the appropriate key for approximately two seconds.
Entering Text Selecting a Character Input Mode Your phone provides convenient ways to enter words, letters, punctuation, and numbers whenever you are prompted to enter text (for example, when adding a Contacts entry or when sending email messages). To change the character input mode: When you display a screen where you can enter text, press Mode (right softkey).
Entering Characters Using T9 Text Input T9 Text Input lets you enter text in your phone by pressing keys just once per letter. (To select the T9 Word mode when entering text, see “Selecting a Character Input Mode” on the previous page.) T9 Text Input analyzes the letters you enter using an intuitive word database and creates a suitable word.
Selecting the T9 Settings To customize the T9 Settings: Follow steps 1-4 on the previous page. Select T9 Settings and press Select from the following options: Predict.Txt Mode to allow T9 text input to recognize words you have added to the T9 database. (See the previous page to add the T9 Words.) Word Choice List to display word choice list when using T9 text input.
Entering Characters by Tapping the Keypad To enter characters by tapping the keypad, select the Alphabet mode (see “Selecting a Character Input Mode” on page 34). Press the corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears. By default, the first letter of an entry is capitalized and following letters are lowercase.
Controlling Your Phone’s Settings In This Section Sound Settings Display Settings Location Settings Airplane Mode TTY Use Phone Setup Options Using the menu options available on your wireless phone, you can customize your phone to sound, look, and operate just the way you want it to. This section describes how you can change your phone’s settings to best suit your needs.
“Ringers” on page 179.) Selecting Ringer Types for Voice Calls Your SCP-2300 by Sanyo provides a variety of ringer options that allow you to customize your ringer and volume settings. These options allow you to identify incoming calls by the ringer.
Selecting Ringer Types for Ready Link Calls To select a ringer type for Ready Link calls: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Sounds and press Select Ringer Type and press Select Ready Link and press Select Ready Link Calls, R-Link Missed, or R-Link Floor Tone, and press Scroll to your desired ringer type and press...
Selecting a Tone Length Longer tone lengths may be better for tone recognition when dialing voicemail or other automated systems. To select a tone length: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Sounds and press Select Others and press Select Tone Length and press Select Short or Long and press Setting a Start-up/Power-off Tone...
Using Voice Prompt This feature allows you to hear voice prompts at Voice Memo, Screen Call setting, etc. (default setting is Off). To enable or disable voice prompt: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Sounds and press Select Others and press Select Voice Prompt and press Select On or Off and press...
Adjusting the Phone’s Volume Settings You can adjust your phone’s volume settings to suit your needs and your environment. To adjust the ringer and key volume: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Sounds and press Select Ringer/Key Vol.
Alert Notification Your phone can alert you with an audible tone when you change service areas, once a minute during a voice call, for incoming or missed Ready Link calls, or when a call has been connected. To set alerts: Press to access the main menu.
Silence All There may be times when you need to silence your phone entirely. The phone’s Silence All option allows you to mute all sounds without turning your phone off. To activate Silence All: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Sounds and press Select Ringer/Key Vol.
Display Settings Changing the Text Greeting The text greeting can be up to fifteen characters and is displayed on your phone’s screen in standby mode. You may choose to display a custom greeting or you may display “Qwest” on the phone’s screen. To display or change your custom greeting: Press to access the main menu.
Changing the Backlight Time Length The backlight setting lets you select how long the display screen and keypad are backlit after any key press is made. To change the backlight setting: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Display and press Select Backlight and press Select Main LCD, Key, or Sub LCD and press...
Changing the Display for Incoming Calls You can set the color or downloaded image to be shown on the Incoming Calls display. To set your incoming calls display: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Display and press Select Incoming Calls and press Press , scroll to your desired color or image, and press...
Changing the Display for Standby Mode This feature enables you to select a variety of items to display in standby mode. To set your standby display: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Display and press Select Standby Display and press Select your desired item and press Screen Saver selects the screen saver to display.
Changing the Screen Saver Your new phone offers you the option of displaying a screen saver while in standby mode. To assign a screen saver: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Display and press Select Standby Display and press Select Screen Saver and press Press , select your desired screen saver and press...
Changing the Contrast You can customize the display’s contrast of your phone. To change the display’s contrast: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Display and press Select Contrast and press Select your desired contrast and press Changing the Font Size You can change the font size settings for the message and browser.
Setting Return to Standby Mode This feature allows you to select the way to return to standby mode. To set this feature: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Display and press Select Return to Idle and press A message appears.
Location Settings Your phone is equipped with a Location feature for use in connection with location-based services that may be available in the future. The Location feature allows the network to detect your position. Turning Location off will hide your location from everyone except 911.
Airplane Mode Airplane Mode allows you to use many of your phone’s features, such as Games, Voice Memo, etc., when you are in an airplane or in any other area where making or receiving calls or data is prohibited. When your phone is in Airplane Mode, it cannot send or receive any calls or access online information.
TTY Use A TTY (also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to communicate by telephone. Your phone is compatible with select TTY devices. Please check with the manufacturer of your TTY device to ensure that it supports digital wireless transmission.
Phone Setup Options Shortcut Your phone offers you the option of assigning a shortcut key to a favorite or often-used function. Pressing the navigation key to the left in standby mode will launch your personally designated shortcut. To assign your shortcut key: Press the navigation key left.
Auto Answer Mode You may set your phone to automatically pick up incoming calls in speakerphone mode or when connected to an optional hands-free car kit and headset. To set Auto Answer mode: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Others and press Select Auto Answer and press Select Car Kit/Headset or Speakerphone and press...
Setting the Open/Close Flip Option This feature enables you to answer an incoming call by opening the flip or to end a call by closing the flip. To activate the Open Flip feature: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Others and press Select Open/Close Flip and press Select Open and press...
Setting Any Key Answer This feature allows you to answer incoming calls by pressing any key (except To turn any key answer on or off: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Others and press Select Any Key Answer and press Select On or Off and press Setting the Side Key Guard This feature enables you to lock the Side Up/Down key while the flip...
Setting Abbreviated Dialing Abbreviated Dialing is another form of speed dialing. It allows you to dial a number by entering 3-6 digits of any number in your Contacts directory. If the digits you enter do not match any stored Contacts entry, your phone will automatically prepend the digits you specify.
Setting Headset Mode This feature allows you hands-free phone use. Set the headset mode to Voice Call and press the Turbo Button (the operation button) on the headset to activate useful functions. To connect the headset: Simply plug the headset into your phone’s headset jack. To set headset mode: Press to access the main menu.
Editing Preset Messages Your phone can store pre-set messages for use with text messaging. You can edit your phone’s default preset messages through the Settings menu. To edit your phone’s preset messages: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Messaging and press Select Preset Msgs and press Select the message you want to edit and press...
Setting a Callback Number With this feature, you can notify your recipients of your callback number with the text message. To set the callback number: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Messaging and press Select Send Callback# and press Select an option from the following and press None to send no callback number.
Erasing All Downloads Resetting Your Phone Security Features for Sprint PCS Vision By using the security settings on your SCP-2300, you receive peace of mind without sacrificing flexibility. This section will familiarize you with your phone’s security settings. With several options available, you can customize your phone to meet your personal needs.
Accessing the Security Menu All of your phone’s security settings are available through the Security menu. You must enter your lock code to view the Security menu. To access the Security menu: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Security and press Enter your lock code.
Unlocking Your Phone To unlock your phone: Press Unlock (left softkey). Enter your lock code. Lock Services With this feature, you can choose to restrict access to Sprint PCS Vision services and incoming and outgoing voice calls and Ready Link calls. To activate lock services: From the Security Menu, select Others and press Select Lock Services and press...
Restricting Calls There may be occasions when you want to limit the numbers your phone can call or from which it can receive calls. You can use the Restrict Calls setting to do just that. (The Restrict Calls setting does not apply to 911.) To restrict calls: From the Security Menu, select Others and press...
Erasing the Contacts Directory You can quickly and easily erase all of the contents of your Contacts directory. To erase all the names and phone numbers in your Contacts directory: From the Security Menu, select Erase Ph. Book and press (You will see a message on the display.) Press OK (left softkey) to continue.
Security Features for Sprint PCS Vision Enabling and Disabling Sprint PCS Vision Services You can disable Sprint PCS Vision services without turning off your phone; however, you will not have access to all Sprint PCS Vision services, including Web and messaging. Disabling Sprint PCS Vision will avoid any charges associated with Sprint PCS Vision services.
Roaming is the ability to make or receive calls when you’re off the network available to you. Your new dual-band/tri-mode SCP-2300 by Sanyo works anywhere on the network available to you and allows you to roam on other analog and 1900 and 800 MHz digital networks where roaming agreements have been implemented with other carriers.
Understanding Roaming Recognizing Icons on the Display Screen Your phone’s display screen always lets you know when you’re off the network available to you. Any time you are roaming, the phone displays the roaming icon ( the roaming icon will display along with the text Digital Roam, and on an analog system, with the text Analog Roam.
Roaming on Analog Networks When you roam on analog networks, you will experience a similar quality provided by other analog carriers today. Although some features, such as Sprint PCS Vision and Ready Link, may be unavailable, you can still make and receive calls and access voicemail. If you are accustomed to network service, you may notice some of the following differences when using analog service: You are more likely to experience static, cross-talk, fade-out, and...
Checking for Voicemail Messages While Roaming When you are roaming off the network available to you, you may not receive on-phone notification of new voicemail messages. Callers can still leave messages, but you will need to periodically check your voicemail for new messages if you are in a roaming service area for an extended period of time.
Controlling Roaming Charges Using Call Guard Your phone has two ways of alerting you when you are roaming off the network available to you: the onscreen roaming icon and Call Guard. Call Guard makes it easy to manage your roaming charges by requiring an extra step before you can place or answer a roaming call.
Menu Structure Viewing the Menus Every function and feature of your SCP-2300 by Sanyo can be accessed through an onscreen menu. This section is a road map to using your wireless phone. Please take a few moments to learn your way around and you’ll find your phone easier to use.
Menu Navigation The navigation key on your phone allows you to scroll through menus quickly and easily. To navigate through a menu, simply press the navigation key up or down. Menu Structure Selecting Menu Items As you navigate through the menu, menu options are highlighted. Select any numbered option by simply pressing the corresponding number on the phone’s keypad.
Viewing the Menus Menu Diagram The following list outlines your phone’s menu structure. 1. Call History 1. Outgoing 2. Incoming 3. Missed 4. Erase History 2. Contacts 1. Find/Add Entry 2. Speed Dial #s 3. My Phone# 4. Services 3. Messaging 1.
Managing Call History In This Section Viewing History Call History Options Making a Call From Call History Saving a Phone Number From Call History Prepending a Phone Number From Call History Erasing Call History The Call History keeps track of incoming calls, calls made from your wireless phone, and missed calls.
Viewing History You’ll find the Call History feature very helpful. They are lists of the last 20 voice calls and the last 10 Ready Link calls that you placed, accepted, or missed. Call History makes redialing a number fast and easy.
Call History Options For additional information and options on a particular call, highlight a Call History entry and press Options (right softkey). Call to dial the phone number. Call:Speaker On to dial the phone number in speakerphone mode. Send Text to send a text message. (See page 154 for details.) Save Phone# to save the phone number (if applicable).
Saving a Phone Number From Call History Your phone can store up to 500 phone numbers in up to 300 Contacts entries (an entry may contain up to seven numbers). Each entry’s name can contain sixteen characters. To save a phone number from Call History: Scroll to the call history entry you want to save.
Prepending a Phone Number From Call History If you need to place a call from Call History and you happen to be outside your local area code, you can add the appropriate prefix by prepending the number. To prepend a phone number from Call History: Scroll to a call history entry and press Options (right softkey).
Using the Contacts Directory In This Section Displaying the Contacts List Adding a New Contacts Entry Finding Contacts List Entries Contacts List Entry Options Adding a Phone Number to a Contacts Entry Editing a Contacts Entry Erasing a Contacts Entry From the List Assigning Speed Dial Numbers Assigning an Image to a Contacts Entry Selecting a Ringer for an Entry...
Displaying the Contacts List To display your contacts list: Press the navigation key right. – or – Press to access the main menu. Select Contacts and press Select Find/Add Entry and press Adding a New Contacts Entry Your phone can store up to 500 phone numbers in up to 300 Contacts entries (an entry may contain up to seven numbers).
Finding Contacts List Entries There are several ways to display your Contacts entries: by name, by speed dial number, by Ready Link List, and by voice dial tags. Follow the steps outlined in the sections below to display entries from the Contacts list menu.
Finding Speed Dial Numbers To find phone numbers you have stored in speed dial locations: Press to access the main menu. Select Contacts and press Select Speed Dial #s and press appears.) Finding Voice Dial Numbers To find phone numbers you have stored in Voice Dial: Press to access the main menu.
Contacts List Entry Options To access a contact’s options, display the Contacts list, highlight an entry and press (right softkey). To select an option, highlight it and press Edit to edit the selected entry. Call to dial the selected number. Call:Speaker On to dial the phone number in speakerphone mode.
Editing a Contacts Entry To make changes to an entry: Press the navigation key right. Scroll to the entry you wish to edit and press Select a phone number, press Options (right softkey), highlight Edit, and press – or – Select an email address or Web address and press Edit (right softkey).
Assigning Speed Dial Numbers With this feature you can dial Contacts directory entries with one key press for locations 2-9. For details on how to make calls using speed dial numbers, see “Using Speed Dialing” on page 33. To assign Speed Dial: Press to access the main menu.
Assigning an Image to a Contacts Entry You can assign an image to a Contacts entry. The image is displayed when the entry calls you. To assign an image for an entry: Press the navigation key right. Select the entry for which you want to assign the image and press Press Options (right softkey), highlight Edit, and press you are selecting email/web address, press Edit (right softkey).
Secret Contacts Entries You can hide an entry’s phone number(s) and require your lock code to edit the entry by making it secret. The entry name is still displayed, but the entry’s phone numbers are replaced with “<Secret>”. To make an entry secret: Press the navigation key right.
Personal Information Management Using Your Phone’s Tools Downloading Files Your SCP-2300 by Sanyo is equipped with several personal information management features that help you manage your busy lifestyle. This section shows you how to use these features to turn your phone into a time management planner that helps you keep up with your contacts, schedules, and commitments.
Managing the Scheduler Use the Calendar to remind you of events or important calls you need to make. You can schedule up to 100 events, 15 Call Alarms, and 20 To-Do List items. Displaying Your Calendar To display your calendar: Press to access the main menu.
Using Your Phone’s Scheduler Adding an Event to the Scheduler Your Scheduler helps organize your time and reminds you of important events (up to 100 events). To add an event: From the Calendar display (see the previous page), select the day you want to add an event and press Options (right softkey).
Event Alerts There are several ways your phone alerts you of scheduled events: By playing the alert tone (depending on the Ringer Type and Ringer Volume setting). By blinking the LED. By displaying the event’s description on the Main LCD when the flip is open.
Using the Call Alarm Feature Adding a Call Alarm to the Scheduler You can set call alarms to notify you when you need to place a call. The call alarm will let you know when and to whom to place a scheduled call.
Call Alarm Alerts There are several ways your phone alerts you of a scheduled call alarm: By playing the alert tone (depending on the Ringer Type and Ringer Volume setting). By blinking the LED. By displaying the call alarm notification on the Main LCD when the flip is open.
Editing an Event or Call Alarm To edit an event or call alarm: From the Calendar display (see page 95), select the date for which you set events and press Select one of the events or call alarms and press or call alarm details appear.) Select the information you want to edit and press Enter or select a new setting and press...
Using the To Do List Adding To Do List Items Your phone can store and manage up to 20 To Do List items. To add an item to your To Do List: From the Calendar display (see page 95), press Options (right softkey).
Adding a To Do List Item to the Scheduler To add your To Do List item to the scheduler: From the To Do List display (see the previous page), select the item you want to add to the schedule and press Options (right softkey).
Viewing Memory in Your Scheduler To view available memory space and options: From the Calendar display (see page 95), press Options (right softkey). Highlight View Memory and press Select Schedule, Call Alarm, or To Do List and press available memory space and options display.) For further options: Press Options (right softkey).
Personal Information Management Displaying Your User Address To display the phone’s current user address: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Phone Info and press Select Phone#/User ID and press If you sign out, <PCS Vision Disabled> appears on the display. Finding Icon Definitions To view an explanation of icons that appear on the display: Press...
Using Your Phone’s Tools In addition to helping you be more efficient and organized, your SCP-2300 offers useful and entertaining tools. Using the Alarm Clock Your phone comes with a built-in alarm clock with alarm capabilities. To use the alarm clock: Press to access the main menu.
Using the World Clock This feature is available only in digital service areas. To view the world clock display: Press to access the main menu. Select Tools/Extras and press Select World Clock and press The world clock display appears. Press the navigation key right or left to change countries. Tip: Press (left softkey) or...
To display the stop watch options: During stop watch operation, press Options (right softkey). To select an option, highlight it and press Go to Lap List to display a saved Lap List. Press Detail (left softkey) to display the lap list detail or press Options (right softkey) for further options.
Updating Your Phone Your SCP-2300 by Sanyo allows you to update its software version over the air. You will be notified if a new software version is available for your phone. You can also check if an update is available through the Tools/Extras menu.
Downloading Files Your SCP-2300 allows you to download screen savers, ringers, games, etc., from a Sprint PCS Vision connection. It is also possible to download from certain menus (Contacts list, Ringer Setting, or Display Setting). To download a file from the Downloads menu: Press to access the main menu.
Downloaded Data Options Selecting Download Settings This feature is available when you select a Java application. To select the settings for the downloaded data: Press to access the main menu. Select Downloads and press Select Games or Applications and press Select the data for which you want to select settings and press Options (right softkey).
Sorting the Downloaded Data The files downloaded via the Web are stored in alphabetical order. You may also store the data in memory size order. To sort downloaded files: Press to access the main menu. Select Downloads and press Select a folder and press Press Options (right softkey).
Erasing the Downloaded Data To erase the selected downloaded data: Press to access the main menu. Select Downloads and press Select a folder and press Select the downloaded data you want to erase and press Options (right softkey). Highlight Erase and press Follow the onscreen prompts to erase the data.
Using Your Phone’s Voice Services In This Section Using Voice-Activated Dialing Managing Voice Memos Setting Up Screen Call Your phone’s Voice Services let you place calls using your voice, store voice reminders, and record memos right on your phone. This section includes easy-to-follow instructions on using voice-activated dialing and managing voice memos.
Using Voice-Activated Dialing With your SCP-2300 by Sanyo, you can use a voice dial tag to automatically dial a phone number in your Contacts. (A voice dial tag is a command you record and use to place calls without using the keypad.) Your phone can store up to 30 voice dial tags.
ProgrammingVoice Dial Tags To program a voice dial tag: Press to access the main menu. Select Tools/Extras and press Select Voice Services and press Select Voice Dial and press Select Program and press The phone will prompt you to say the name you want to program.
Reviewing Voice Dial Tags To review voice dial tags: Press to access the main menu. Select Tools/Extras and press Select Voice Services and press Select Voice Dial and press Select Review or Review:Speaker and press Select the desired entry and press –...
Managing Voice Memos You can use your phone’s Voice Services to record brief memos to remind you of important events, phone numbers, or grocery list items. Tip: If you haven’t signed up for the Ready Link service and Ready Link mode is set to Disable, you can use the Ready Link/Memo Button ( button in standby mode.
Recording also stops when the other party hangs up the call. Call recording is disabled while you are roaming in analog service areas. When the recording capacity is full, highlight an old memo and press Erase (left softkey). Then select Yes and press room for additional memos.
Erasing Voice Memos To erase all voice memos: Press to access the main menu. Select Tools/Extras and press Select Voice Services and press Select Voice Memo and press Select Erase All and press Select Yes and press To erase individual memos: Follow steps 1-4 above.
Setting Up Screen Call This feature enables you to screen incoming calls by using a recorded announcement, either one that is pre-recorded or one that you record. You can also record the caller’s message into the Voice Memo list. Activating Screen Call To start Screen Call when you have incoming calls: When the phone rings or vibrates, press Options (right softkey) to display the options.
Selecting an Announcement for Screen Call To select a Screen Call announcement: Press to access the main menu. Select Tools/Extras and press Select Voice Services and press Select Screen Call and press Select Announcement and press Depending on your preference, highlight Pre-Recorded or Custom and press Recording Y our Name for a Pre-Recorded Announcement You can use a pre-recorded announcement with or without your...
Recording a Customized Announcement To record an announcement: Follow steps 1-5 on the previous page. Select Custom and press Edit (right softkey). Highlight Record and press When an announcement has already been recorded, select Yes or No to overwrite the existing recording. Press to start the first recording.
Using Ready Link In This Section Getting Started With Ready Link Making and Receiving a Ready Link Call Adding and Editing Ready Link Contacts Erasing Ready Link List Entries Updating Your Ready Link Lists Managing Ready Link Settings Your phone’s Ready Link feature gives you the ability to quickly connect with other Ready Link users for walkie-talkie-style communication from anywhere, to anywhere on the network available to you.
Getting Started With Ready Link Ready Link allows you to enjoy quick, two-way, “walkie-talkie-style” communication with your friends, family, and co-workers. You can make 1-to-1 or 1-to-many calls (up to 5 others on the same call) to any other Ready Link user, anywhere on the network available to you. You can make and receive Ready Link calls when your phone displays icon.
Ready Link Call Alerts There are several ways your phone alerts you during Ready Link calls. When you make or receive a Ready Link call: The phone sounds (depending on the Ringer Type). The backlight illuminates. The screen displays a Ready Link call message. The other party’s Ready Link number and name (if available) are displayed.
Making and Receiving a Ready Link Call Displaying the Ready Link List From standby mode, press R-Link (left softkey) or the Ready Link/Memo button on the side of your phone ( access the Ready Link List. Tip: The first time you access the list, the Ready Link Help message will appear. Press (left softkey) and Ready Link.
Making a Ready Link Call (1-to-1 Call) You can place a 1-to-1 Ready Link call by entering a Ready Link number or by selecting a contact from the Ready Link List. To place a Ready Link call by selecting a contact: Press R-Link (left softkey) or press Press Go to (left softkey), highlight the list from which you want to place a call (Personal List, Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed), and...
Making a Ready Link Call (Group Call) You can make a Ready Link call to all members in a Group entry, which you have in your Ready Link List. You can communicate with up to five members at a time. To place a Ready Link Group call: Press R-Link (left softkey) or press Press Go to (left softkey), highlight the list from which you...
Making a Ready Link Call by Entering a Number To place a Ready Link call by entering a number: From standby mode, enter the Ready Link number you want to dial. Press to take the floor and speak.) The contact’s name appears on the display if there is a matched number in your Ready Link List.
Missed Call Notification for Ready Link Calls When an incoming Ready Link call is not answered, the Missed Call Notification is displayed on your screen. To call the last Missed Ready Link call: Simply press displayed. (Continue with the Ready Link call as described previously.) To display the Missed Ready Link Call Log: Press View (left softkey).
Receiving a Ready Link Call To receive a Ready Link call: Make sure your phone’s Ready Link mode is enabled (see “Setting Ready Link Mode” on page 124). When you receive a Ready Link call from a contact, “R-Link Call,” the contact’s name, and the Ready Link number appear on the display.
Adding and Editing Ready Link Contacts Copying an Entry to Personal List or Personal Group List You can copy an entry to your Personal Lists from several different sources. If the selected entry is already stored in the Personal Lists, the “copy”...
Finding an Entry in the Ready Link List You can find your desired entry by entering a few letters. To find a Ready Link entry: Press R-Link (left softkey) or press Press Go to (left softkey), highlight your desired list (Personal List or Personal Groups), and press Enter the first letter or the first few letters of the name.
Adding a New Contact to Your Personal List You can store a total of 200 entries in the Personal Lists. To add a new Ready Link contact: Press R-Link (left softkey) or press Select <Add Contact> and press – or – Select a contact and press Options (right softkey).
Adding a New Group to Your Personal Group List You can add new groups to the Personal Group List. Each group can include up to five members. You can enter a group member directly, or select the member from the Personal List. To add a new Ready Link group entry: Press R-Link (left softkey) or press Press Go to (left softkey), highlight Personal Groups, and press...
Editing a Group in Your Personal Group List To edit a group name: Press R-Link (left softkey) or press Press Go to (left softkey), highlight Personal Groups, and press Scroll to the group entry you want to edit and press Options (right softkey).
Erasing Ready Link List Entries Erasing an Entry in Your Personal List or Personal Group List To erase a contact or a group: From the Ready Link List, press Go to (left softkey), highlight Personal List or Personal Groups, and press Scroll to the entry you want to erase and press Options (right softkey).
Erasing a Ready Link List You can erase all entries saved in the Ready Link List. To erase a Ready Link List: From the Ready Link List, press Options (right softkey). Highlight Erase R-Link List and press Select your desired option and press Outgoing to erase all outgoing Ready Link calls.
Managing Ready Link Settings Assigning Speed Dialing for Ready Link Entries To assign Speed Dialing for Ready Link entries: Press to access the main menu. Select Contacts and press Select Speed Dial #s and press Select an unassigned number and press Press Go to (left softkey), highlight the list from which you want to set a speed dial (Personal List or Personal Groups) and press Select the contact and press...
Setting Ready Link Guard This feature enables you to display the warning message when you cannot receive Ready Link calls. The warning message will appear when you are launching a Web or Java application. To set the Ready Link Guard: Press to access the main menu.
Setting an Alert Notification for Ready Link Calls Your phone can alert you with an audible tone when you receive a Ready Link call. To set alerts for Ready Link calls: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Ready Link and press Select Sounds and press Select Alerts and press...
Setting the Default View of the Ready Link List You can select the default Ready Link List when Ready Link is launched. To select the default view of the Ready Link List: Press to access the main menu. Select Settings and press Select Ready Link and press Select Default View and press Select your desired list and press...
Qwest Service Features:The Basics ® In This Section Using Voicemail Using SMS Text Messaging Using Caller ID Responding to Call Waiting Making a Three-Way Call Using Call Forwarding Now that you’ve mastered your phone’s fundamentals, it’s time to explore the calling features that enhance your wireless service. This section outlines your basic Qwest Service features.
Using Voicemail Setting UpYour Voicemail All unanswered calls to your wireless phone are automatically transferred to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. Therefore, you will want to set up your voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. To set up your voicemail: Press and hold Follow the system prompts to:...
New Voicemail Message Alerts When you receive a new voice message, your phone alerts you and prompts you to call your voicemail. To call your voicemail: Press and hold To display your Missed Log: or View (left softkey). Press Important: When you are roaming off the network available to you, you may not receive notification of new voicemail messages.
Using a Phone Other Than Your Wireless Phone to Access Messages Dial your wireless phone number. When your voicemail answers, press Enter your passcode. Tip: When you call into voicemail you first hear the header information (date, time, and sender information) for the message. To skip directly to the message, press during the header.
Voicemail Options Your phone offers several options for organizing and accessing your voicemail. Using Expert Mode Using the Expert Mode setting for your personal voicemail box helps you navigate through the voicemail system more quickly by shortening the voice prompts you hear at each level. To turn Expert Mode on or off: Press and hold box contains any new or saved messages, press...
Voicemail-to-Voicemail Message Record and send a voice message to other voicemail users. From the main voicemail menu, press Follow the voice prompts to enter the phone number. Follow the voice prompts to record and send your voice message. Voicemail-to-Voicemail Message Reply Reply to a voice message received from any other voicemail user.
Continue Recording When leaving a voice message, you can choose to continue recording even after you’ve stopped. Before pressing message you recorded, press Extended Absence Greeting When your phone is turned off or you are off the network available to you for an extended period, this greeting can be played instead of your normal personal greeting.
Voicemail Menu Key Following the prompts on the voicemail system, you can use your keypad to navigate through the voicemail menu. The following list outlines your phone’s voicemail menu structure. Listen Envelope Information Reply Advance 8 Seconds Replay Rewind Forward Message Erase Callback Save...
Using SMS Text Messaging Now you can send and receive text messages right from your phone. Messaging allows you to stay connected to friends, family, and co- workers 24 hours a day anywhere on the network available to you. Note: In some instances, when you receive a text message, the accents with characters will be erased.
Displaying Messages To display a message from the message notification alert, see “New Messages” on the previous page. To display a text message from the main menu: Press to access the main menu. Select Messaging and press Shortcut: Press the navigation key up to display the Messaging menu. Select Text Msgs and press Select Inbox, Sent, Outbox, Drafts, or your defined folder and press...
Sending a Text Message With Messaging, you can use a person’s wireless phone number to send and receive text messages from your wireless phone to their messaging-ready phone – and they can send messages to you. To send a text message: Press to access the main menu.
To enter a message, select Message and press Use your keypad to enter a text message (or press Mode [right softkey] to select from Preset Messages, Recent Messages, or Signature), and press OK (left softkey). Tip: The Signature option appears only when you set your signature (see page 63). To set the message priority, scroll to Priority and press Select Ordinary or Urgent and press To change the recipients or to save the message as a draft, press...
Message Options Several options are available when you display a folder list, message list, or message details. Folder List Options From the folder list display, press Options (right softkey). (See “Displaying Messages” on page 153 for displaying the list.) To select an option, highlight it and press Edit Folder to edit the folder (self-defined folder only).
Message List Options From the message list display, press Options (right softkey). (See “Displaying Messages” on page 153 for displaying the list.) To select an option, highlight it and press Reply to reply to the message. (Inbox and your defined folder only.) Forward to forward the message.
Message Details Options From the message details display, press Options (right softkey) to display message options. (See page 153 for displaying.) The following options are available for messages in the Inbox, the Sent folder, and any defined folders. To select an option, highlight it and press Call(Go to List) to display any phone numbers in the message to make a call.
Changing the Display Font Size of a Message From a message details display (except in the Outbox and Drafts folder), press Options (right softkey) to display message options. To adjust the display font size: Highlight Font Size and press Select your desired font size and press Prepending a Phone Number From a Message From a message details display (except in the Outbox and Drafts folder), press Options (right softkey) to display message options.
Message Folders Incoming text messages are stored in folders in your phone’s Messaging menu. You may add up to ten folders or use the phone’s default folder. To add a new folder: Press to access the main menu. Select Messaging and press Select Text Msgs and press Press Options (right softkey).
Erasing Messages To erase an individual message: From the folder list display, select Inbox, Sent, Outbox, Drafts, or your defined folder and press Select the message you want to erase and press Options (right softkey). Highlight Erase and press Select Yes and press Tip: To erase all messages, select To erase selected messages:...
Using Caller ID Caller ID allows people to identify a caller before answering the phone by displaying the number of the incoming call. If you do not want your number displayed when you place a call, just follow these easy steps. To block your phone number from being displayed for a specific outgoing call: Press...
Making a Three-Way Call With Three-Way Calling, you can talk to two people at the same time. When using this feature, the normal airtime rates will be charged for each of the two calls. To make a Three-Way Call: Enter a number you wish to call and press Once you have established the connection, press Options [right softkey], highlight Three-Way Call, and press (This puts the first caller on hold.)
Using Call Forwarding Call Forwarding lets you forward all your incoming calls to another phone number – even when your phone is turned off. You can continue to make calls from your phone when Call Forwarding is activated. To activate Call Forwarding: Press Enter the area code and phone number to which your future calls should be forwarded.
Sprint PCS Vision In This Section Getting Started With Sprint PCS Vision Accessing Messaging Downloading Premium Services Content Accessing Games Accessing Ringers Accessing Screen Savers Exploring the Web Sprint PCS Vision FAQs Sprint PCS Vision multimedia services. These features, including messaging, games, downloadable ringers and screen savers, and Web access are easy to learn and use.
Getting Started With Sprint PCS Vision With your SCP-2300 by Sanyo and wireless service from Qwest, you are ready to start enjoying the advantages of Sprint PCS Vision. This section will help you learn the basics of using your Sprint PCS Vision services, including managing your User Name, launching a Vision connection, and navigating the Web with your wireless phone.
Launching a Sprint PCS Vision Connection To launch a Sprint PCS Vision connection: Press to access the main menu. Select Web and press will launch and the Sprint PCS Vision Home page will display.) left softkey Note: If Net Guard is enabled and displayed (see next page), press softkey) to continue and launch the Web.
Net Guard When you first connect to the Web, the Net Guard will appear to confirm that you want to connect. This feature helps you avoid accidental connections. You can disable the Net Guard in the future by selecting Always Auto-Connect when the Net Guard is displayed. To change your Net Guard settings: Press to access the main menu.
Navigating the Web Navigating through menus and Websites during a Sprint PCS Vision session is easy once you’ve learned a few basics. Here are some tips for getting around: Softkeys During a Sprint PCS Vision session, the bottom line of your phone’s display contains one or more softkeys.
Selecting Once you’ve learned how to use softkeys and scroll, you can start navigating the Web. To select on-screen items: Use the navigation key to highlight the desired item, then press the desired softkey button (or press Tip: You’ll find that the left softkey is used primarily for selecting items. This softkey is often labeled “Go.”...
Messaging Accessing Messaging Now you can send and receive emails and text messages and participate in Web-based chatrooms right from your phone. Messaging allows you to stay connected to friends, family, and co- workers 24 hours a day anywhere on the network available to you. Note: For complete details on text messaging, see “Using SMS Text Messaging”...
Accessing Email Providers With Sprint PCS Vision, you can use popular email services such as ® Mail, Yahoo! touch even while you’re on the go. To access email providers from your phone: From the Sprint PCS Vision home page, select Messaging. Select Email.
Using Instant Messaging Sprint PCS Vision also provides you with access to popular instant messaging (IM) clients, including Yahoo! and AOL ® Instant Messenger To access instant messaging clients from your phone: Press the navigation key up and select Instant Msg. –...
Accessing Wireless Chatrooms Sprint PCS Vision gives you the ability to join wireless chatrooms from your phone, to send text messages and icons to chatroom participants, or to launch a one-on-one (private) chatroom. To access a chatroom from the browser: Press to access the main menu.
Downloading Premium Services Content With Sprint PCS Vision and your new SCP-2300, you have access to a dynamic variety of Premium Service content, such as downloadable Games, Ringers, Screen Savers, and other applications. The basic steps required to access and download Premium Service content are outlined below.
Downloading an Item Once you’ve selected an item you wish to download, highlight it and or OK (left softkey). You will see a summary page for the press item including its title, the vendor, the download detail, the file size, and the cost.
Games Accessing Games You can play a variety of entertaining and graphically-rich games on your wireless phone. New games are easy to download and play. Tip: For complete instructions on downloading, see “Downloading Premium Services Content” on page 175. Downloading Games To download an available game to your phone: Press to access the main menu.
Playing Games To play a downloaded game on your phone: Press to access the main menu. Select Downloads and press Highlight Games and press Select the game you wish to play and press Press the left softkey if a prompt displays the days remaining on the game license.
Ringers Accessing Ringers You can personalize your wireless phone by downloading and assigning different ringers to numbers in your Contacts list. Tip: For complete instructions on downloading, see “Downloading Premium Services Content” on page 175. Downloading Ringers To download an available ringer to your phone: Press to access the main menu.
Assigning Downloaded Ringers You can assign downloaded ringers directly from the Downloads menu or through your phone’s Settings menu. To assign a downloaded ringer from the Downloads menu: Press to access the main menu. Select Downloads and press Highlight Ringers and press Highlight a downloaded ringer and press Options (right softkey).
Screen Savers Accessing Screen Savers Download unique images to use as screen savers – or make it easy to tell who’s calling by assigning specific images to numbers in your Contacts list. Tip: For complete instructions on downloading, see “Downloading Premium Services Content”...
Assigning Downloaded Screen Savers Downloaded Screen Savers may be assigned directly from the Downloads menu or through the Settings menu. To assign a downloaded Screen Saver from the Downloads menu: Press to access the main menu. Select Downloads and press Highlight Screen Savers and press Highlight a downloaded Screen Saver and press Options (right softkey).
Exploring the Web With Web access on your SCP-2300, you can browse full-color graphic versions of your favorite Websites, making it easier than ever to stay informed while on the go. Follow sports scores and breaking news and weather and shop on yourwireless phone anywhere on the network available to you.
Using the Browser Menu Navigating the Web from your phone using the Sprint PCS Vision home page is easy once you get the hang of it. For details on how to navigate the Web, select menu items, and more, see “Navigating the Web”...
More... Displays the additional menu options. Restart Browser. Restarts the browser application. Send Page. Allows you to send a URL you’re viewing through SMS text messaging. Preferences. Allows you to configure and manage your browser settings. (Edit Home Page, Revert Home Page, Font Size, Color Setting, Show Images, Delete Cookies, Send Referrer, Title Tag, Sound Volume, and About Browser.) Creating a Bookmark...
Editing a Bookmark To edit a bookmark: Launch the Web and press browser menu. Select View Bookmarks and press OK (left softkey). Select the bookmark you wish to edit and press softkey). Select Edit Address or Edit Title and press OK (left softkey). Press Edit (right softkey), use your keypad to edit the address or title, and press OK (left softkey).
Going to a Specific Website To go to a particular Website by entering a URL (Website address): Launch the Web and press browser menu. Select Go to URL... and press OK (left softkey). Select Address and press OK (left softkey). Use your keypad to enter the URL of the Website you wish to go to and press OK (left softkey).
Sending a Web Page This feature allows you to send a URL (Website address) you’re viewing through SMS text messaging. To send a Web page: From an active Sprint PCS Vision connection, press softkey) to display the browser menu. Select More... and press OK (left softkey). Select Send Page and press OK (left softkey).
Sprint PCS Vision FAQs How will I know when my phone is ready for Sprint PCS Vision service? When your phone is ready, your User Address will be displayed in the Phone#/UserID menu. Go to Settings > Phone Info > Phone#/User ID. How do I sign-in for the first time? You are automatically signed in to access Sprint PCS Vision services when you turn on your phone.
Safety In This Section Getting the Most Out of Your Reception Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone Using Your Phone With a Hearing Aid Device Caring for the Battery Acknowledging Special Precautions and the FCC Notice Consumer Information on Wireless Phones Owner’s Record User’s Guide Proprietary Notice Part of getting the most out of your wireless phone is learning how the...
Getting the Most Out of Your Reception Keeping Tabs on Signal Strength The quality of each call you make or receive depends on the signal strength in your area. Your phone informs you of the current signal strength by displaying a number of bars next to the signal strength icon.
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY AND POSSIBLE PROPERTY DAMAGE Using Your Phone While Driving Talking on your phone while driving (or operating the phone without a hands-free device) is prohibited in some jurisdictions.
Using Your Phone Near Other Electronic Devices Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radiofrequency (RF) signals. However, RF signals from wireless phones may affect inadequately shielded electronic equipment. RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic operating systems and/or entertainment systems in motor vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or their representative to determine if these systems are adequately shielded from external RF signals.
Hearing Aid compatible. Trying the phone with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal needs. Should you experience interference when using your SCP-2300 with your hearing device, Qwest suggests you promptly return the phone to the store. Qwest further suggests you...
Caring for the Battery Protecting Your Battery The guidelines listed below help you get the most out of your battery’s performance. Use only Qwest-approved batteries and chargers. These chargers are designed to maximize battery life. Using other batteries or chargers voids your warranty and may cause damage.
Acknowledging Special Precautions and the FCC Notice FCC Notice This phone may cause TV or radio interference if used in close proximity to receiving equipment. The FCC can require you to stop using the phone if such interference cannot be eliminated. Vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (propane or butane) must comply with the National Fire Protection Standard (NFPA-58).
SAR values at or below the federal standard of 1.6 W/kg are considered safe for use by the public. The highest reported SAR values of the SCP-2300 are: AMPS/CDMA modes (Part 22): Head: 1.450 W/kg; Body-worn: 1.130 W/kg PCS mode (Part 24): Head: 1.280 W/kg;...
(The following information comes from a consumer information Website jointly sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), entitled “Cell Phone Facts: Consumer Information on Wireless Phones.” The information reproduced herein is dated July 29, 2003.
as shoes and pocketbooks, and process food. Medical uses of RF energy include pacemaker monitoring and programming. How is radiofrequency radiation measured? RF waves and RF fields have both electrical and magnetic components. It is often convenient to express the strength of the RF field in terms of each component.
FDA, EPA and other US government agencies responsible for public health and safety have worked together and in connection with WHO to monitor developments and identify research needs related to RF biological effects. What levels of RF energy are considered safe? Various organizations and countries have developed standards for exposure to radiofrequency energy.
Government. While the FCC does not have the expertise to determine radiation exposure guidelines on its own, it does have the expertise and authority to recognize and adopt technically sound standards promulgated by other expert agencies and organizations, and has done so. (Our joint efforts with the FDA in developing this website is illustrative of the kind of inter-agency efforts and consultation we engage in regarding this health and safety issue.) Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the FCC has...
model. The FCC ID number is usually printed somewhere on the case of the phone. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the battery pack to find the number. Once you have the ID number, go to the following Web address: www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid.
user from RF absorption use special phone cases, while others involve nothing more than a metallic accessory attached to the phone. Studies have shown that these products generally do not work as advertised. Unlike “hand-free” kits, these so-called “shields” may interfere with proper operation of the phone. The phone may be forced to boost its power to compensate, leading to an increase in RF absorption.
the antenna. Therefore, RF exposure on the ground is much less than exposure very close to the antenna and in the path of the transmitted radio signal. In fact, ground-level exposure from such antennas is typically thousands of times less than the exposure levels recommended as safe by expert organizations.
to the FCC’s attention by contacting the FCC RF Safety Program at: 202-418-2464 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Does the FCC maintain a database that includes information on the location and technical parameters of all the transmitting towers it regulates? Each of the FCC Bureaus maintains its own licensing database system for the service(s) it regulates (e.g., television, cellular service, satellite earth stations.) The FCC issues two types of licenses: site specific and market based.
produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies of low level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects may occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research. In some cases, other researchers have had difficulty in reproducing those studies, or in determining the reasons for inconsistent results.
phones. Base stations are thus not the primary subject of the safety questions discussed in this document. What kinds of phones are the subject of this update? The term “wireless phone” refers here to hand-held wireless phones with built- in antennas, often called “cell,” “mobile,” or “PCS” phones. These types of wireless phones can expose the user to measurable radiofrequency energy (RF) because of the short distance between the phone and the user’s head.
that is directly applicable to human populations, but 10 or more years’ follow-up may be needed to provide answers about some health effects, such as cancer. This is because the interval between the time of exposure to a cancer-causing agent and the time tumors develop - if they do - may be many, many years. The interpretation of epidemiological studies is hampered by difficulties in measuring actual RF exposure during day-to-day use of wireless phones.
Again, the scientific data do not demonstrate that wireless phones are harmful. But if you are concerned about the RF exposure from these products, you can use measures like those described above to reduce your RF exposure from wireless phone use. What about children using wireless phones? The scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless phones, including children and teenagers.
These agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). By authority of the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the FDA develops performance standards for the emission of radiation from electronic products...
In addition, if the cell phone presents a risk of injury to the user, FDA may also take regulatory action. The most important post-grant test, from a consumer’s perspective, is testing of the RF...
RF, and concerning chronic effects of long-term exposure to cellular telephone RF (that is, the risks from using a cell phone for many years). If new information leads FDA to believe that a change to FCC’s measurement policy may be appropriate, FDA will contact FCC and both agencies will work together to develop a mutually-acceptable approach.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. This will be helpful if you need to contact us about your phone in the future. Model: SCP-2300 by Sanyo Serial No.: User’s Guide Proprietary Notice...