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Discover Your Phone

Back of the phone:
camera lens
Volume keys
Left softkey
Pick up key
Philips continuously strives to improve its products.
Therefore, Philips reserves the rights to revise this user
guide or withdraw it at any time without prior notice.
Philips provides this user guide "as is" and does not
accept, except as required by applicable law, liability
for any error, omission or discrepancy between this
user guide and the product described. The device is
meant to be connected to GSM/GPRS networks.
How to...
262000 colour
Switch the phone
main screen
Navigation and
Enter your PIN code
Right softkey
Make a call
Hang up, cancel
and on/off key
End a call
Answer a call
Charger /headset
Reject a call
the loudspeaker
Lock /Unlock
the keypad
Activate the
Silent mode
Activate the Torch
Long press
Enter your PIN code using
the keypad and press
to confirm.
Enter the phone number on
the keypad and press
when your phone
when your phone
Long press
during a call.
Long press
Long press
Long press


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  • Page 1: Discover Your Phone

    Therefore, Philips reserves the rights to revise this user guide or withdraw it at any time without prior notice. Philips provides this user guide "as is" and does not accept, except as required by applicable law, liability for any error, omission or discrepancy between this user guide and the product described.
  • Page 2: Main Menu

    QuickCall Access Press Names list Access the Press in idle mode. Call list Access the Press Call list missed, dialled and received. Main Menu Access the Press mode. Go to previous menu Press Quickly return Press to idle Softkeys < The left and right soft keys of the keypad allow you to select the corresponding options that appear on the screen immediately above...
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    These chapters treat each element of Main Menu one at a time. After Chapter 12 appear the sections for Icons & Symbols, Precautions, Philips authentic accessories, SAR information available publication, otherwise included as a separate document), and finally the Limited Warranty.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    1. Getting Started ...5 Inserting the SIM card ...5 Switching on the phone ...6 Charging the battery ...7 Setting Hotkeys ...7 2. Calling ...8 Make a call ...8 Answer and end a call ...8 Adjust the earpiece volume ...8 Call handsfree ...8 Options during a call ...9 Quick call ...
  • Page 5 Settings ... 64 Call list ... 65 Icons & symbols ... 66 Precautions ... 67 Troubleshooting ... 71 Philips Authentic Accessories Trademark Declaration ... 75 Specific Absorption Rate Information International standards ... 76 Limited warranty ... 77 Declaration of conformity ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    1. Getting Started Please read the safety instructions in the "Precautions" section before use. To use your phone, you must insert a valid SIM card supplied by a GSM operator or retailer. The SIM card contains your subscription information, your mobile telephone number, and a memory in which you can store phone numbers and messages.
  • Page 7: Switching On The Phone

    Close the cardholder and slide it into the locked position. Put the battery back into its slot, gold contacts facing downwards, then lock it by pushing it downwards, until it stops. Replace the back cover by sliding it up into its slots, until it stops.
  • Page 8: Charging The Battery

    customize your phone. This function will help you to set the following parameters: Summer time Melody for incoming calls Set time Wallpaper Set date Address Book Charging the battery Your phone is powered by a rechargeable battery. A new battery is partially charged and a sound alert will warn you when the battery reaches low, if the battery alert is On.
  • Page 9: Calling

    2. Calling Make a call From the idle screen 1. In idle mode, enter the phone number using the keypad. To correct an error, press 2. Press to dial. End call 3. Press to hang up. For an international call, long press "+"...
  • Page 10: Options During A Call

    1. In idle mode, enter the phone number using the keypad or select a contact in the phonebook. Options 2. Press handsfree and press If you are already on the phone, long press to handsfree mode and back. Options during a call Options During a call, press following options.
  • Page 11: Quick Call

    Quick call Quick call To access the feature, press mode. It allows you to set your four most frequently dialled numbers. You can then quickly call one of them by selecting the corresponding icon or picture on the screen. This feature is also available from the main menu, in Settings >...
  • Page 12: Conference Call

    Press To open the options list. You can Options End call select call, then answer the incoming call. To receive a second call, you must have deactivated the Call forward for voice calls (see page 64) and activated the Call waiting (see page 64). Answering a third call If you are in a call and have one call on hold, you can also receive a third call.
  • Page 13: Text Entry

    3. Text Entry Text can be entered in editing screens in two different ® ways: by using T9 Predictive Text Input or basic text input. The techniques for using these two methods are discussed below. ® text input ® Predictive Text Input is an intelligent editing mode for entering text on a mobile phone.
  • Page 14: Basic Text Input

    Spell Press to open a basic text editing screen. Enter the new word without spaces using the methods described below and press then returned to the message you were composing and the new word is inserted. Language You can switch input language while writing a message by long-pressing the languages will depend on where you purchased your mobile phone.
  • Page 15 To shift letter case: Standard, lower or UPPERCASE letters. open symbols punctuation mode. Then press < > >> to browse the 3 available tables. ® To shift mode: T9 , basic or numeric. Changes the language used for text edition Also shifts mode Text Entry...
  • Page 16: Extras

    4. Extras This menu contains features and options designed to help you keep you organised and informed while on the move. Calculator Your phone has a built-in calculator that you can use to perform basic calculations. Numbers are entered with the keypad and operators with the navigation keys as indicated in the table below: >...
  • Page 17: World Clock

    Creating a new event 1. In Events, select <New>, then the type of event to create (Holiday, Meeting, 2. Enter the starting and ending date and time of the event and name it (e.g. "Meeting with Smith"). 3. Set a reminder and a frequency: alerts will be triggered at the chosen time.
  • Page 18: Sound Recording

    Local settings Set time Allows you to set the time by pressing the appropriate keys. Local zone Move zone corresponding to your area. Daylight saving Allows you to set the daylight saving option local time zone. World clock Activate this option if you want to display both the local time and the time of another time zone on the idle screen.
  • Page 19: Alarm Clock

    Alarm clock Our mobile phone has a built-in alarm clock with a snooze feature. You can set up to three separate alarms and choose whether or not the alarm should repeat. To set an alarm, follow the steps below: 1. Select an alarm and set it On. 2.
  • Page 20: Sending Data

    • the infrared ports are facing each other, • they are at a less than 50 cm away from each other. • nothing obstructs the infrared beam. Sending data To send data via infrared from your mobile phone, you must first select the item to be sent: when selecting a picture, a sound, a name or an event, a sub-menu then Send gives you access to the...
  • Page 21: Auto Switch On / Off

    To turn on/off the Bluetooth feature. Bluetooth On/Off Select to connect to devices that you My devices predefined. Select to start receiving the file. Receive Making a Bluetooth connection To make a Bluetooth connection, first of all, make sure you switch on the Bluetooth feature in the option Bluetooth On/Off.
  • Page 22: Media Album

    5. Media Album Memory status This menu allows you to display the percentage of memory available in your phone. Various features share the memory capacity: pictures, sounds, recorded memos and voice tags for voice commands, stored messages, phonebook and organiser entries, games, etc. Press to check the memory status.
  • Page 23: Picture Album

    Once in a list, you can then select a sound file and press to access the menu options listed below. Send by... To send the selected sound file via E­mail (see page 36), via page 18), Bluetooth (see page 19). Note that sound files from cannot be sent via MMS.
  • Page 24 Send by... To send the selected file via (see page 36), via page 18), Bluetooth (see page 19). Note that you cannot send pictures that are protected by copyright. Set as To set the selected picture as wallpaper wallpaper. Modify Use this menu to access the following options: To add text to the selected picture.
  • Page 25: Tv Slideshow

    TV screen via the TV Link accessory. TV Link may not supplied with your product. In this case, you must purchase it separately. See “Philips Authentic Accessories” on page 73 for details. Manual This menu allows you to display the pictures manually.
  • Page 26: Entertainment

    6. Entertainment Western Horoscope, Lunar Calendar and Chinese Festival features are available only in the Chinese language menu (see page 25). Your phone may or may not have the Chinese Language menu depending on where the phone was purchased. Brick game The goal of this game is to destroy bricks by hitting them with a ball.
  • Page 27: Java

    Java Your mobile phone features a Java run-time environment, which allows you to run Java applications, such as games downloaded on the network. The first time you launch Java, a message appears to alert you that the installation and configuration of Java will take several moments.
  • Page 28: Java Applications

    Network This menu gives you access to operator-specific settings, including DNS and proxy addresses. When available, all items of this menu are pre-configured, so that you shouldn’t have to change them. Java applications 1. The first time you select this menu, press for initialization to start.
  • Page 29: Operator

    7. Operator This menu contains the services and features provided by your operator. Consequently, the menus described below may vary or may not be available, depending on your subscription. Contact your network operator for more details. The services provided may involve making a phone call or sending a SMS for which you may be charged.
  • Page 30: Browser Options

    Bookmarks This menu allows you to store your favourite WAP site addresses, rename them and access them quickly from the list. Options Press while browsing, then select Bookmarks: the name and URL fields will be automatically filled in with the information of the page you are browsing.
  • Page 31: Push Inbox

    Bearer • allows you to select the type of network used by the selected profile when launching a connection (see page 44). Proxy address Proxy port • allow you to define a gateway address and port number to be used when launching a WAP connection using the selected profile.
  • Page 32: Messages

    8. Messages Settings My dictionary This feature allows you to enrich the T9 dictionary used for writing messages. For detailed information on entering with T9, please see “T9® text input” on <New> page 12). Select to create and store a new <Delete all >...
  • Page 33: Application Settings

    SMS chat When On, allows you to display received SMS on the idle screen. You can then quickly reply to a message received by pressing your message in the edit screen, and pressing again. If you receive an SMS while you are reading one, you can reply to the first one before reading the second.
  • Page 34 Read report This option can be set and informs you (via an SMS) when the status of the MMS you have sent has changed, i.e. if it was read or deleted. Delivery report This option can be set and informs you (via an SMS) of the status of delivery, e.g.
  • Page 35 Network access Before you can consult your e-mails, you first need to configure your connection to the internet. GSM Settings When you use a GSM connection to connect to the internet, your mobile phone dials a number provided by your operator and the data is sent and received over this connection, somewhat like a dial-up internet connection from a PC.
  • Page 36: Broadcast Sms

    Password The password to access your e-mail account. E-mail Your e-mail address. address SMTP The Simple Mail Transport Protocol address (SMTP) address. This is the server for your outgoing mail and is usually in a format like POP3 The Post Office Protocol (POP) address address.
  • Page 37: Create Message

    Topics To define the type of messages you want to receive. To configure a topic, select <New>, enter the code provided by the operator, and, if desired, associate a name. You can also select an existing topic in the list, which you can rename, change its code or delete.
  • Page 38: New Sms

    Create Allows you to design your message. email Enter the subject and text, then press to access the next option: Add sound Add graphic • sound or a picture to your e-mail, Send now • to send it to the selected recipient(s), Modify •...
  • Page 39 Create Next you will be asked to creation screen, five icons allow you to add a Picture, add Text, add Sound, Send the message or access the options. Use to move from one option to the next and press to access the menu. 1.
  • Page 40: Inbox

    Once your message is completed, select press . A progress bar allows you to follow the sending of your message, press to cancel the sending. If you saved the MMS as a draft, Drafts it will be available in the menu.
  • Page 41 The application needed to manage this attachment isn’t available in your phone, or the e-mail is too large to be uploaded. Another e-mail is attached to the one you received. Up to five e-mails can be attached, although there will be no advanced options. A picture is attached to this e-mail.
  • Page 42 This menu allows you to read SMS messages you have received. The messages are displayed in a list. At the <Delete All> end of the list, the delete all the messages at once. Deleting old messages is useful to free memory space in order to receive new messages.
  • Page 43 If someone sends you an MMS, an icon and a sound alert will inform. If the sender of the message has Read report, a prompt will ask you to send asked for a it or not. Once the MMS is downloaded, it is available in the Inbox.
  • Page 44: Outbox

    Drafts Lists all messages saved as drafts, or automatically saved if you quit the MMS menu before saving or sending your MMS. You can Play, Edit, Send, view Details Delete drafts. Templates Lists all messages saved as templates. You can Play, Delete them.
  • Page 45: Settings

    9. Settings This menu allows you to change the settings related to each available option (sounds, time and date, security, etc.) and to customise your phone. Time and date Set time Allows you to set the time using the keypad or with the navigation keys.
  • Page 46: Pin Protection

    If you enter a wrong PIN2 code 3 times, your SIM card is blocked. To unblock it, request the PUK2 code from your operator or retailer. If you enter an incorrect PUK code 10 times in a row, the SIM card will be blocked and unusable.
  • Page 47 This feature is network dependent and requires a specific call barring password supplied by your service provider. Information privacy Allows you to protect, with a code of your choice, your Messages, Contacts Call info from being read by someone else using your phone. Firewall This menu allows you reject all calls and SMS received from the people you include in the blacklist.
  • Page 48: Profiles

    Profiles A profile is a group of predefined settings that allow you to quickly adapt your phone to your environment. Selecting Meeting, for example, will set your ringer volume to silent, activate the vibrating alert and deactivate the key tones (the other items are set according to your settings).
  • Page 49: Sounds

    Car, Vibra alert Outdoors Ringtone Backlight Key tones Meeting Vibra alert Ringtone Backlight Key tones Silence Vibra alert Ringtone Backlight Key tones Sounds Personal setting Ringer volume High 10 sec Ringtone Allows you to select a ringer tone. The list also Personal includes recorded sounds and melodies you saved.
  • Page 50: Display

    Key tones Allows you to switch the key tones Sounds alerts Allows you to set alert sounds for the following items: • Organizer: when an event programmed in your organiser is due, Missed call, when you missed an incoming call, •...
  • Page 51: Network

    Settings the Screen saver Off automatically activates the Economy mode, i.e., the current time displayed on a white background. This mode increases the autonomy of your phone (increases your battery life). 1. When setting the Screen saver On, select a picture in the list that appears by pressing deselect it also by pressing these keys), then press to move to the next picture.
  • Page 52: Register Again

    might be locked, preventing re-programming and renaming. Select an item in the list and press following options: Change name To rename the selected profile. Show To display all parameters of the selected profile. GSM Settings To change the GSM settings: Login &...
  • Page 53: Shortcuts

    Shortcuts This feature allows you to configure shortcuts to the features and options you access most frequently. Hotkeys Allows you to set up direct access to a specific function or a contact by linking it to a key. A long press on the key in idle mode will then automatically activate the function or call the associated number A number of Hotkeys have been preconfigured, e.g.
  • Page 54: Language

    Voice dial Allows you to set a voice tag that will dial the default number for the corresponding contact simply by saying the voice tag. To set up voice dial, proceed as follows: 1. Select <New>, then a contact in the list, then Options.
  • Page 55: Camera

    10. Camera Your mobile phone features a built-in digital camera. You can take pictures, store them in your phone or Bluetooth transfer them to your PC via them as wallpaper or send them to your friends via or Email. This chapter describes in detail how to use the camera.
  • Page 56: Mms Foto Talk

    save it or press to access the following options (see “Camera menu” below for details). Store To save the picture in your personal photos folder using the default numbering (you can then rename it from the folder itself ). Send To send the picture by MMS, E-mail, by...
  • Page 57: Camera Menu

    before sending it (see “New MMS” on page 37 for more information. Camera menu This section describes in detail the options. My photos When you take a picture and save it, the file is stored My photos in your folder. When you open the menu, your photos are displayed as thumbnails.
  • Page 58: Color Mode

    When the camera is finished processing the images, they are displayed on screen as thumbnails. You may Options then press to access the options described below. Save To save the selected image. Save all To save all the images in the group. Send by...
  • Page 59: Help

    Settings Resolution Use this menu option to choose the size of the photos you take. The options are: • 1.3Mpix (1280 x 1024) • VGA (640 x 480) • Medium (320 x 240) • Wallpaper (128 x 160) Please note that the higher the resolution, the larger the file size.
  • Page 60: Address Book

    11. Address Book Contacts are stored in one of the two available phonebooks: in your SIM card (number of entries depending on capacity) or in your phone (up to 999 names). When entering new names, they will only be added to the phonebook you have selected. Copy to phone This option will copy the content of your SIM card into your phone.
  • Page 61: In The Onboard Phonebook

    The number of the selected contact will appear in a highlighted line, at the bottom of the screen. To search for a given name: Press the key for the letter that you want to go to in the list (e.g. press access the letter “U”).
  • Page 62: Own Numbers

    Copy to To copy a contact of your phone SIM card phonebook into the SIM phonebook (it is then always updated when switching phonebooks or when using another phone). Voice dial To set a voice tag that will call the contact when page 53).
  • Page 63: Adding A Contact

    Adding a contact To the SIM phonebook Add a contact 1. Select in the list, then press Select 2. Enter the name and and press 3. Enter the relevant number, then select the type of number allocated to the name (Phone, Data) and press to store this name in your phonebook.
  • Page 64: Call Info

    12. Call Info The menus described in this section are used for managing how your mobile phone handles calls and their related costs. Call times This menu allows you to track the cost and duration of your calls. Most options mentioned below are subscription dependent.
  • Page 65: Settings

    Total cost To display the accumulated cost and to set the counter to zero (may be protected by PIN/PIN2 codes). Show • how much has been spent Charge based on the Reset • the current total cost. Show balance • remaining credit (based on the Cost limit).
  • Page 66: Call List

    Unconditional Will divert all the incoming calls. If you select this option, you will not receive deactivate it. Conditional Allows you to choose when you want to divert incoming calls: reply, If not reachable Each option independently. Status Will display the status of all call forwarding.
  • Page 67: Icons & Symbols

    Icons & symbols In idle mode, several symbols can be displayed simultaneously on the main screen. If the network symbol isn’t displayed, the network is not currently available. You may be in a bad reception area, moving to a different location may help. Silent - Your phone will not ring when receiving a call.
  • Page 68: Precautions

    Precautions Radio Waves Your cellular mobile phone is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is operating, it sends and receives radio waves. The radio waves carry your voice or data signal to a base station that is connected to the telephone network.
  • Page 69: Always Switch Off Your Phone

    the GSM technology, has been reviewed and safety standards have been drawn up to ensure protection from exposure to radio wave energy. Your cellular telephone complies with all applicable safety standards Radio Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC. Always switch off your phone... Inadequately protected or sensitive electronic equipment may be affected by radio energy.
  • Page 70: Improved Performance

    You should only use Philips Authentic Accessories, as the use of any other accessories may damage your phone and will make all guarantees for your Philips phone null and void. Make sure damaged parts are replaced immediately by a qualified technician and that they are replaced with genuine Philips replacement parts.
  • Page 71: Your Mobile Phone And Your Car

    Philips has marked the battery and packaging with standard symbols designed to promote the recycling and appropriate disposal of your eventual waste. The battery should not be disposed of with general household waste.
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    Your battery seems to over heat You might be using a charger that was not intended for your phone. Make sure you always use the Philips authentic accessory shipped with your phone. Your phone doesn’t display the phone numbers of incoming calls This feature is network and subscription dependent.
  • Page 73 You can’t receive and/or store pictures A picture may not be accepted by your mobile phone if it is too large, if its name is too long, or if it doesn’t have the correct file format. You have the feeling that you miss some calls Check your call divert options.
  • Page 74: Philips Authentic Accessories

    Additional accessories may also be provided or sold separately. Package contents may therefore vary. To maximise the performance of your Philips mobile phone and not to void the warranty, always purchase Philips Authentic Accessories that are specially designed for use with your phone.
  • Page 75 2000 (Service Pack 3 and up mandatory in this case). Specific software modules for Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer and Microsoft Outlook are designed to allow synchronisation of your Philips mobile phone with these applications (refer to their respective user guides for detailed information). TV Link This data cable allows you to display a slide show on your TV.
  • Page 76: Trademark Declaration

    Trademark Declaration JAVA is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ® is a trademark of Tegic Communications Inc. Tegic Euro. Pat. App. 0842463 Bluetooth™ is a trade-mark owned by telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Sweden and licensed to Philips.
  • Page 77: Specific Absorption Rate Information International Standards

    While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phones and at various positions, they all meet the international protection standards for exposure to radio waves. The highest SAR value for this Philips 9@9g model phone when tested for compliance against the standard was 0.822 W/kg for ICNIRP recommendation and 1.25 W/kg for IEEE Standard.
  • Page 78: Limited Warranty

    The limited warranty for original Philips rechargeable battery extends for six (6) months from the date of purchase. 3. What Will Philips Do if The Product is Not Free From Material Defects in Materials and Workmanship During The Limited Warranty...
  • Page 79 Normal wear and tear or Force Majeure. 5. How Do You Get Warranty Service? a) Return the Product to an authorized service center of Philips. You may contact the local Philips office for the location of the nearest authorized service center.
  • Page 80 OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. This limited warranty represents the complete and exclusive agreement between the Consumer and Philips with respect to this cellular Product and it supercedes all prior agreements between the parties, oral or written, and all other communications between the parties relating to the subject matter of this limited warranty.
  • Page 81: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of conformity Philips Electronics Hong Kong Ltd Business Group Mobile Phone 5/F, Philips Electronics Building 5 Science Park Avenue Shatin New Territories Hong Kong declare under our sole responsibility that the product CT9A9G Cellular Mobile Radio GSM 900/1800/1900 TAC: 35823200...

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