For the efficient and safe operation of
your GSM Cellular Telephone,
Read this information before use.
Your GSM cellular telephone is one of the most exciting and innovative
electronic products ever developed. With it you can stay in contact with
your office, your home, emergency services, and others, wherever service is
Your cellular telephone utilizes the GSM standard for cellular technology.
GSM is a newer radio frequency ("RF") technology than the current FM
technology that has been used for radio communications for decades. The
GSM standard has been established for use in the European Community
Your cellular telephone is actually a low power radio transmitter and
receiver. It sends out and receives radio frequency energy. When you use
your cellular telephone, the cellular system handling your call controls both
the radio frequency and the power level of your cellular telephone.
Exposure To RF Energy
There has been some public concern about possible health effects of using
cellular telephones. Although research on health effects from RF energy has
focused for many years on the current RF technology, scientists have begun
research regarding newer radio technologies such as GSM. After existing
research had been reviewed, and after compliance to all applicable safety
standards had been tested, it has been concluded that the product is fit for
If you are concerned about exposure to RF energy there are things you can
do to minimize exposure. Obviously, limiting the duration of your calls will
reduce your exposure to RF energy. In addition, you can reduce RF exposure
by operating your cellular telephone efficiently by following the below
Efficient Phone Operation
For your phone to operate at the lowest power level, consistent with
satisfactory call quality:
If your phone has an extendable antenna, extend it fully. Some models
allow you to place a call with the antenna retracted. However, your phone
operates more efficiently with the antenna fully extended.
Hold the phone as you would any other telephone. While speaking directly
into the mouthpiece, position the antenna up and over your shoulder.
Do not hold the antenna when the phone is "IN USE". Holding the antenna
affects call quality and may cause the phone to operate at a higher power
level than needed.
Antenna Care and Replacement
Do not use the phone with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna
comes into contact with the skin, a minor burn may result. Replace a
damaged antenna immediately. Consult your manual to see if you may
change the antenna yourself. If so, use only a manufacturer-approved
antenna. Otherwise, have your antenna repaired by a qualified technician.
Use only the supplied or approved antenna. Unauthorised antennas,
modifications or attachments could damage the phone and may contravene
local RF emission regulations or invalidate type approval.