Version 3** **This may include features not available in all NEC a232 phones, or may not include features available in updated or later version NEC a232 phones. Contact NEC Service Support with any questions. NEC America, Inc. (”NEC”) reserves the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this guide without prior notice.
NEC a232 SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE GETTING STARTED BASIC CALLS AND PHONE USE PERSONALIZING SETTINGS TEXT ENTRY MESSAGING AND VOICE MAIL WEB BROWSER PHONEBOOK AUDIO AND VISUAL CAMERA FUNCTIONS CALL RECORDS TOOLS ACCESSORIES FDA INFORMATION...
Third Party Equipment ......15 NEC a232 Service ....... . . 15 Efficient Use .
Unsuccessful Calls/Auto Redial ..... . 24 Answer Options....... 37 Activate Open Fold Answer Option .
Checking Status of Call Waiting..... 47 Synchronization Settings ......57 Remote Server .
Symbol Mode ....... . 72 NEC Site ........87 Emoticons .
Phonebook Options Menu ......101 Web Browser Downloads ......116 Entry Details Option Menu .
Calling From Call Record Details ....127 a232 Accessories Adding Call Record to Phonebook ....127 Authorized Accessories .
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Phone Controls At the Idle screen, press Softkey 1 to access Messages; press Softkey 2 to access the Internet browsing capability. Softkey 1 and Softkey 2 functions change according to the phone’s current use. Softkey 1 function displays on the bottom, left corner of the graphic display screen. Softkey 2 function displays on the bottom, right corner of the graphic display screen.
Display Information Main LCD Display Area The Main LCD is a 1.8 inch screen in 65,536 colors located on the phone’s inside flip cover. The area contains the greeting graphic upon power-up, status icon graphics, and information when searching for networks and making calls. The Idle screen shows the current network, vibrate status, mode status, cur rent time and date, battery charge status, signal strength, and what you have keyed in on the phone’s key pad.
Main Menu The menu structure begins with the Main Menu icons for top level options. To access a menu option: A Main Menu Icon becomes animated when it is Press MENU to access the Main Menu. Press the option number 1 through 8 to select the desired menu option or highlighted with a box frame.
Sub-Menus, Check Boxes/Radio Buttons, and Options Menu A sub-menu list displays for the selected Main Menu option. The sub-menu options are shown in the table on the previous page. Press the sub-menu option number or highlight and select the desired sub-menu option. You may also highlight the desired option and press (Right) navigation key to advance to the next sub-menu.
Multi-party call capability (conference calling) 12-Color Backlight One-button Internet access (Web browser) 20 Voice memos (20 second recording time per memo) Organize your life with NEC Synchronization software (synchronizes Phone 10 Voice dial book, ToDo’s, and Scheduler/Calendar) 700 mAh Lithium-ion Battery...
Idle Mode Display of Main LCD New voice mail messages Alarm set On Call forwarding set On Camera / Options Menu Locked application or device (such as PIM lock, TTY set On phone lock, etc.) Phone mode set On (Meeting mode, Pocket mode, or Car mode). No icon shows when Normal mode is set On Web browser security Web browser (Active, Inactive, and data transfer)
Main LCD Screen Icons Dial Screen Icons Dialed Call Dialing Dialed Call Connected Received Call Sending Message Checking Server Pop-up Screen Icons Busy/Please Wait Decision Symbol Activity Successful Activity Failed Alert Pop up Icons Reminder of Scheduled Event Low Battery Alert Something Needs Attention...
Idle Mode Display of Second LCD Battery power level / Battery is charging Silent set On / Vibrate mode and silent set On New message(s) received Signal strength level / No network connected (out of the service area) 6 Time 7 Date New voice mail messages Other Second LCD Notifications...
Safety and Performance Fully charge the phone’s battery before you use your new wireless phone (see page 19 for the first time charging instructions). User Caution Phone settings should be adjusted to suit the likes and preferences of the individual user. Users sensitive to loud noises or sudden alarms should take care not to use or set the phone in any manner that may result in the user being unduly alarmed.
Do not allow metal objects, such as coins or key rings, to contact or short-circuit the battery terminals. Do not attempt to disassemble the phone or any of its accessories. For repair, contact an NEC qualified repair center. Use only an anti-static cloth to clean the phone. Do NOT use a dry cloth, a saturated wet-cloth, or electrostatically charged cloth. Do not use chemical or abrasive cleaners as these may damage the case.
A98-KMP6J1N1. For body worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with a NEC accessory designated for this product or when used with an accessory that contains no metal and that positions the handset a minimum of 1.5 cm from the body.
Electromagnetic Interference Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radio frequency (RF) signals; however, certain electronic equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals from your wireless phone. Pacemakers The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recommends a minimum separation of six inches (or 15 cm) be maintained between a handheld wireless phone and a pacemaker.
Use only a battery approved by NEC for the NEC a232 wireless phone. Using any battery pack or AC adapter not specified by NEC for use with the NEC a232 may be dangerous and may invalidate any approval given to the wireless phone. Do not connect more than one charger at any time.
NEC approved accessories may damage Efficient Use your phone. For optimum performance with minimum power consumption, hold your NEC a232 wireless phone (with the flip open) as you would any other phone and speak directly into the mouthpiece. Your a232 battery maintains an Battery “over-discharge protection”...
Licenses Text Input and the T9 logo are registered trademarks of Tegic Communication. T9 Text Input is licensed under one or more of the following: U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,818,437, 5,953,541, 5,187,480, 5,945,928, 6,011,554; and 6,307,548; Australia Pat number 727539; Canadian Pat. Number 1,331,057; United Kingdom Pat. Number 2238414B; Hong Kong Standard Pat.
A battery fully charged (see page 19) Service Activation Before you can use your new NEC wireless phone, the service must be activated by a wireless service provider. Please contact your local wireless service provider for any questions regarding phone activation.
SIM Card Before using your wireless phone you must register with a wireless network service provider to receive a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module). (See flag). The SIM card contains a computer chip that stores and tracks your phone number, the services included in your subscription, and your SIM phonebook information. It is stored in a recess in the battery compartment.
DO NOT connect a charger or any other external DC source if the phone's battery is not inserted. If this happens, the phone may not function properly. Using any battery pack or AC adapter not specified by NEC for use with this phone creates a potential safety hazard that may be dangerous and may void any approval given to the wireless phone.
Low Battery Indication If battery is completely discharged or brand new, there could be a few minutes delay before the charging indicator illuminates. This is not an abnormal occurrence. When the battery voltage falls below the working level, RECHARGE BATTERY appears on the graphics display area and an empty battery icon displays in the status bar. With the recharge notification, the phone also sounds a short tone at ten-second intervals.
Powering-On the Phone Do not remove the battery to turn your phone Turning the Phone On Off as this may cause loss of stored information. Press and HOLD (On-Off) to turn On the phone. After the powering On process, the phone displays the Idle screen. You may need to input your PIN code or phone security code (refer to page 17).
Basic Calls and Phone Use Make a call the same way as you would with a normal push-button phone, except you must press (Send) after entering the area code and phone number to ensure the call is sent. Dialing Calls Key in the phone number.
If you are dialing a call, the phone gives priority to receiving a call unless you have already pressed (Send). The digital technology of your NEC a232 wireless phone helps to ensure that your conversations are kept secure. Always press...
Accepting a Call Press (Send) or Softkey 1 (Accept) to connect an incoming call. To use ring silencer or any key to accept a call, refer to page 37. However, if you already have a call in progress, the any key function does not apply. With a call in (Send) or Softkey 1 (Accept) to answer an incoming call.
Call Features Caller ID When you dial a call, you can send your own phone number to display on the dialed phone. When you receive a call, the caller’s phone number displays (and the name, if stored in your phonebook), if the caller chooses to send his or her Caller ID information. Sending Your Own Number You can choose to send your own number to the call recipient's Caller ID, if activated.
International Access Country Code Area Code Phone Number 1189 123456 In the United States of America, the emergency Emergency Calls number is 911. On most networks, 911 emergency calls can be made without a SIM One key press can make an emergency call when the phone is powering On or when the phone is locked. SOS displays in the softkey bar when the phone is locked. (See card inserted.
Dialing a Number in Message Text To call a phone number within the message text at the Message view screen: Press (Down) navigation key to highlight the phone number in the message text. Press Send to dial the phone number or press Softkey 1 (Select) and, from the Options menu, select either Call (to dial the number) or Message (to send a text message).
Call Timer During calls, the call timer displays the call duration on screen, incrementing the time in minutes and seconds until the call is ended. The call timer display must be set to On (see page 42). Using Call Features During a Call The Call in progress screen displays during a call.
DTMF Tones Dual tone multi-frequency (DTMF) tones are used to send digital signals to over-the-phone automated services that allow access to information or accounts, e.g., use a specific language, access to specific information, account number and password to financial accounts, voice mail, etc. These DTMF tones may be annoying during multi-party calls.
Private Conversation During a multi-party call, you can select one participant for a private conversation while the other participants continue the conference call. (See Flag.) Highlight the participant. Two calls are on the phone: the multi-party call and the active single call of the private Press MENU (Options Menu) and 5 to briefly display the busy screen for Private conversation and begin the private conversation.
Personalizing Settings Settings menu icon: To access the Settings menu: Press MENU (Main) and 1 to display the Settings menu or press MENU (Main), highlight and select Settings option 1. (See Flag.) To select a Settings menu option: Press the Settings option number (1 through 8) or highlight and select the desired Settings option. The current selected option for a setting is marked by a checkmark if the options are not numbered.
Phone Modes The default mode that the wireless phone operates/functions is Normal. The “Phone Modes” topic provides the instructions for: (1) Mode Selection--how to select the mode for the phone to operate/function and (2) Changing Mode Settings--how to establish the different mode settings. Your phone can be set to operate in one of four modes selected from the Phone modes menu: Meeting and Pocket mode displays on the Idle Normal...
Default Mode Settings Table Normal Meeting Pocket Phone Mode/Feature (Press: 1) ( Press: 2) ( Press: 3) (Press: 4) Ring tune Ring volume Medium Quiet Loud Medium New message tune Medium Quiet Loud Medium Message tune volume Key tone Service tone Vibrate On (Timed) On (Timed)
Ring Tune To change the ring tune (see Flag.) that will sound when the phone rings: Ring tunes, message tunes, music, and melodies may be downloaded from the Web Press 1 to display the Ring tune screen. browser or saved from Emails or MMS If ALS is available, press 1 for Line 1 or 2 for Line 2.
Message Tune Volume To change the message tune volume when a message or Email is received: Press 4 to display the Message volume screen with a volume slider. Press (Up) to increase or (Down) to decrease the volume setting to the level required (the slider moves in direction of the corresponding key pressed) or input the number (0-Quiet to 9-Loud) for the volume level.
Auto Answer Auto Answer option displays only for Car Mode. The Auto answer feature allows a received call to be connected automatically if the wireless phone is in car mode with the hands-free accessory attached. The default setting is Off. Press 9 to display the Auto answer screen.
Deactivate Ring Silencer Option Press MENU (Main), 1, 1, and 4 to display the Ring silencer screen. Press 2 (Off) to turn ring silencer off and return to the Phone menu. Volume Key Volume key allows using the volume keys on the side of the phone. (See Flag.) To enable or disable volume key: Press MENU (Main), 1, 1, and 5 to display the Volume key screen.
Voice Dialing Voice dialing settings allow you to set parameters for voice tags that you allocate to phonebook contacts. A voice tag automatically dials the number of the person you want to call when you speak his or her name into the phone. Five options are available in the Voice dialing menu: Voice settings, Voice Tag List, Memory status, Delte all tags, and Personalization.
Press (Up) or (Down) navigation key to highlight either North American or Permit all. Press (Select) to select the highlighted option. The North American option recognizes an 11 to 12 digit phone number that you speak into the phone (as opposed to speaking a name).
Press 2 to activate or deactivate your voice adaptation. (Deactivate is only available if you have performed the activation process). Press 3 to clear your voice adaptation. The phone prompts you with the question, "Clear existing adaptation data?" Press Softkey1 (Yes)to clear your adaptation, or press Softkey2 (No) to keep the current adaptation and return to the Personalization screen.
Display Call Timer To set the call timer to display the time duration of calls, incremented in minutes and seconds, proceed as follows: Press MENU (Main), 1, 2, 1, and 3 to display the Display timer screen. Input 1 to set the call timer On to display time duration of a call or 2 to set the call timer to Off (time duration of a call does not display on the screen). The setting is saved and the display returns to the Main-LCD menu.
Backlight The Second LCD backlight will turn off after the waiting time specified by the user. The default waiting time is 5 seconds. To set the waiting time for the backlight to turn off, Press MENU (Main), 1, 2, 2, and 3 to display the Backlight screen. If “Number display”...
Call Settings The call settings allow you to setup call forwarding, call waiting, automatic redial, and sending your own number to the phone dialed. Call Forwarding Depending upon your service provider, you Call forwarding sends your phone’s received calls, fax, messages, and/or data calls to another specified phone number or forwards each call type to different specified may need to use conditional call forwarding to numbers.
Call Forwarding Profile Numbers Highlight and select the desired call type field to display the forward calls screen (e.g., Data calls field to forward Data calls screen, Line 1 Calls field to forward The selected option becomes enabled while the Line 1 calls, etc).
Setting Call Forwarding On When manual settings have been made, follow the “Setting Call Forwarding On” procedures Press MENU (Main), 1, 3, 1, and 1 to display the Set forwarding profile screen. to reset the profile settings and eliminate the Highlight the profile that you prefer to set for call forwarding (do not select the OFF profile) and press (Select) to display the profile details screen.
Check Call Forwarding Status Press MENU (Main), 1, 3, 1, and 2 to obtain the current call forwarding status. A busy screen displays with “Retrieving call forwarding status ...” When retrieving process is finished, the Current Status screen displays. Press Softkey 1 to exit the status screen and return to Call Forwarding menu. Call Waiting Call waiting allows you to answer a received call during another call.
Security Settings The Security Settings allows the user to lock the handset to protect your phone from improper use and prevent unauthorized users from accessing phone functions. The PIN codes, security codes, and password codes are 4 to 8 digit numbers. While the handset is locked, you cannot access any tools or information stored in the phone until a 4-8 digit security code is correctly entered.
Locks While PIM lock is enabled, any application that attempts to access PIM data requires you The lock settings allow you to lock access to certain phone functions. When a lock setting is enabled, that function remains locked until the correct security code is entered. to input your security code before the PIM data (See Flags.) The default for these settings is unlocked.
Fixed Dialing This feature allows you to restrict the use of dialed numbers to FDN (Fixed Dialing Numbers) only. To change the settings for fixed dialing: Press MENU (Main), 1, 4, and 4 to display the Fixed dialing screen. Input 1 to turn FDN On or 2 to turn it Off. The Fixed dialing screen to input the PIN 2 code displays. Input the 4 to 8 digit PIN 2 code to verify user identification to the network.
SIM List To add, edit, or remove networks depends on your network service provider. Contact your network service provider to find out if they allow this feature’s use. Before editing your network or SIM list, please contact and consult with your network service Adding Network to Empty SIM List provider.
Adding a Network To add a new network to the SIM List screen as follows: Press MENU (Main), 1, 5, and 3 to display the SIM list screen. Press MENU (Options Menu) to display the SIM list Options menu. Press 2 to display the Add new network screen. Input the location code and network code.
Clock Settings The Clock setting menu contains the settings for the time, date, alarm, format, and time zone. Show Clock This option allows you to select the time that you prefer to display on the Idle screen. Your phone has the ability to store the time for two time zones: Local is your home area and Remote is any other time zone in the world.
Remote Time The remote time is not affected by the Network If the local and remote time (option 2) at the Show clock screen was selected, input a remote time (any other time zone in the world). Time setting. Scroll to and highlight the Remote time field. Key in the remote time for the time setting.
Highlight the Enter alarm text field and begin text entry to display the text editor screen. Using the text entry procedures described on page 71, input the alarm text and press (Select) to return to the Set alarm screen with the text in the Enter alarm text field. Press Softkey 1 (OK) to save the alarm settings and return to the Clock menu.
The user id and password are case sensitive. The configuration is only mandatory if the server provides the feature. Only one authentication may be used, either proxy or HTTP. The NEC a232 wireless phone cannot operate with both authentications turned On.
The Other settings menu provides the settings for the factory connection settings, timeout, and certificates to access the Internet. When you receive the NEC a232 wireless phone, some of the Internet settings may have been pre-configured by your service provider. Contact your provider for assistance to add or change Internet settings.
Internet Certificates A certificate is an electronic message used for security purposes and provides information to confirm your identity so you may have access to programs, systems, and electronic commerce while surfing/browsing the Internet. To view certificate information: Press MENU (Main), 1, 7, 3, and 3 to display the CA Certificates screen. Highlight and select a certificate to display the Certificate information screen.
Message Settings Messaging settings provide the global settings for messages and Emails. Press MENU (Main), 1, 7, and 4 to display the Msg settings screen. Highlight and select an option to display the next setting sub-menu. Sending a Message This option allows you to set the message expiry and receipt options for messages sent from your wireless phone. To establish message expiry from within the Msg settings screen, Press 1 and 1.
Applying Message Look & Feel This option allows you to personalize the graphic and sound settings within your messaging options. To establish the Look & Feel of your messages from within the Msg settings screen, Press 3. Highlight and select either (1) Personalization, (2) Sounds, (3) Emoticons, (4) Font size, or (5) Slide duration. Personalization To edit the signature sent with messages from within the Msg settings screen, Press 3 and 1.
Sounds To set the option to allow sounds in received messages from within the Msg settings screen, Press 3 and 2. Highlight and select Always or Ask first. Press CLR to return to the Look and Feel menu. Emoticons To set the option to display emoticons in received messages from within the Msg settings screen, Press 3 and 3.
Advanced Message Settings Advanced message settings provide the global options that apply specifically to SMS, MMS, or Emails. Press MENU (Main), 1, 7, and 4 to display the Msg settings screen. Press 4 to display the Advanced menu screen. SMS Settings To set the reply path option, To establish SMS settings from within the Advanced menu screen, Press 1 and 1.
Email Settings Account The Email Account settings have been pre-configured by your network service provider. To edit or change account settings, from within the Advanced menu screen, Press 3 and 1. Press MENU (Options menu) to display the Options menu. The following lists selections from the Email account options menu (1) Email account Enter the email account Name, Email address, Your name, and the Reply to email address.
Polling Interval This setting allows your wireless phone to automatically check the network service provider’s server for new Emails after specified intervals. If you set the Never option, you will have to manually check for new Emails. To establish a polling interval from within the Advanced menu screen, Press 3 and 2.
Delete Preference This setting identifies to delete Emails from your wireless phone only or fro the network service provider’s server. To delete preferences from within the Advanced menu screen, Press 3 and 5. Highlight and select to delete messages From phone only or From server. Press CLR to return to the Email settings menu.
Web browser Settings The Browser Settings establish how you want the Web browser to function while surfing the Internet. Press MENU (Main), 1, 7, and 5 to display the Settings menu. Link Referral To set the HTTP link referral header of a webpage, Highlight and select the Link referral option to display the Link referral screen.
To view the ID cache, Highlight and select Security option to display the Security menu. Highlight and select the ID cache. Highlight and select the On radio button, which sets the network to remember your user ID and password. Advanced Web Browser Settings To set the viewing of the title region on or off, Press MENU (Main), 1, 7, 5, and 5 to display the Advanced menu.
Voice Mail Number Setting When you receive the NEC a232 wireless phone, the voice mail number may have been pre-configured by your service provider. Contact your provider for assistance to add or change your voice mail number. If your SIM is ALS-enabled, two voice mailbox number fields are available to you: Mailbox1 Press MENU (Main), 1, 7, and 6 to display the Voice mail number screen.
Reset Settings This function allows the phone settings to revert back to the factory settings and erase data for selected tools. Reset Factory Settings Press MENU (Main), 1, and 8 to display the Security code entry screen. Enter your security code and press Softkey 1 (OK). The reset screen displays “All user settings will be returned to factory default. Continue?” Press Softkey 1 (Yes) to continue or press Softkey 2 (No) to cancel with no settings reset to factory defaults and return to the Settings menu.
Text Entry Text entries for messages and Emails are entered in the Draft screen. Text entries for phonebook names, task descriptions, notepad, field entries, etc. are input at the text editor screen. To enter text for a new message or Email, press Softkey 1 (OK) at the Message center screen to compose a new message. At any highlighted entry field, press a key for the first letter to enter and the text editor screen displays.
Word Mode For Word text entry at the Draft screen or text editor screen, press Softkey 1 (Mode) and 3. “Word” appears in the Softkey 1 indicator. Word mode entry is fast, easy and intuitive text input. Press one key per letter in a word. The phone predicts or guesses what you are writing. If more than one word shares the same numeric entry sequence, the most commonly used word displays highlighted.
New Message Options Menu An Options menu is available at the message draft screen and text editor screen. The options available at the message draft screen change depending upon the type of message being entered. Not all of the menu options are available for text entry. An option is grayed out or does not list in the menu when it is not available for text entry. Only the clipboard option is available for field text entry.
The NEC a232 wireless phone stores a maximum of 500 messages, or a total of 1MB, whichever is reached first (a maximum of 250 SMS messages is allowed). Emails allow only an Email address entered in the To field.
Message Folders Once you retrieve the web page associated with the WAP Push message, the message is The Message center contains the following message folders: deleted from the Alerts folder. (1) New Message Option to create a new message. The number of unread messages displays to the (2) Inbox Displays a list of incoming/received messages.
Checking Email Messages Softkey 1 (Get email) is only available when the Inbox is empty. When the Inbox To check if new messages are in the Message center (See Flag.), contains atleast one message, Softkey 1 Press Softkey 1 (Message) or MENU (Main) and 2 to display the Message center screen. (View) becomes the new option.
Phone Number, Email, or URL in Message Text Press (Down) navigation key to start and search forwards in a message or Email for a phone number or Email address. Making a Call to a Phone Number From the Inbox, highlight a folder and press (Select) to display the message view screen.
Message Options Menu Each message folder type has a different options menu. To display the message folder list Options menu: Press Softkey 1 (Message) or MENU (Main) and 2 to display the Message center screen. Press the Message center option number or highlight and select a folder name to display the message type list screen. Press MENU (Options Menu) and the option number to complete the desired function.
To compose additional slides: Message View Options Menu Press MENU (Options Menu), 4, and 2 to Each message view from the message folder type has a different options menu. take a picture with the camera function. Select To display the message view Options menu for the message view screen: the option to insert the new slide before or after the current composed slide.
You may add slides up to the maximum size limit of 10 slides. You may view previously created slides and text by scrolling up until a box surrounds the slide numbers. Press (Left) or (Right) navigation key to highlight and display the desired slide number. To remove an unwanted slide, with the slides selected within the Draft screen, press Menu (Options Menu), 4, and 2 to delete the slide.
Attachments Audio files of sounds or ring tunes and graphic files of wallpapers, animations and pictures may be attached to Emails. Other file types of text, spreadsheets, slides from Audio and Visual Other folder may be attached to Emails. You may select up to 10 attachments. Adding an Attachment To add an attachment to an Email: Press MENU (Options Menu) and select the Attachment option.
Editing Messages SMS, MMS, and Email message types in the Drafts and Outbox folders may be edited. To edit a message: Press Softkey 1 (Message) or MENU (Main) and 2 to display the Message center screen. Press the Message center number: 3 for Drafts or 4 for Outbox, or highlight and select the Drafts or Outbox folder name to display the selected message type list screen.
Web Browser Browser menu icon: To access the Web browser and connect to the Browser: Press MENU (Main), 4, and 1 or at the Idle screen, press Softkey 2 (Browser). (See Flag.) To end the session on the Internet, Press (End) key.
Connect to History URL From the Idle screen, press MENU (Main), 4, and 5 to display to display the Address history screen. Highlight and select the desired URL. The Page address screen displays the URL. The last 9 websites accessed are saved to the address history list. When a new website is accessed, the website URL is added to the top of the list and the oldest URL is removed.
Refer to page 81 to attach a sound or melody The sound/melody files that have the following file extensions are supported and may be saved to the NEC a232 wireless phone: .mmf, .mld, .amr, and .midi. to an MMS message or Email.
Pictures may be attached to MMS messages and Emails. The graphic files that have the following file extensions are supported by and may be saved to the NEC a232 wireless phone: .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .wbmp, and .png To download an image for viewing: Refer to page 41 to set a picture as the wallpaper background.
NEC Site The NEC a232 wireless phone is also supported by the website at www.nechdm.com. You can access this site from your handset to select and download content from the variety available. You do not need a computer to take advantage of these great new services.
Bookmark List Options Menu Specific tasks may be completed through the Bookmark folder list Options menu. To display the Bookmark folder list Options menu while browsing the Internet, Press MENU (Options menu), 4, and 2 to display the Bookmark folder screen. Press Softkey1 (Details) to view bookmark details, or press Softkey2 (New) to add a new bookmark to the folder.
Press MENU (Options menu), 4, and 2 to display the Bookmark folder screen. Press Menu (Options Menu) and 4 to delete the selected bookmark. Press Softkey1 (Yes) to delete the selected bookmark, or press Softkey2 (No) to cancel the process. Press Softkey1 (OK) to accept the changes and return to the Bookmark screen (only if you pressed Softkey1 (Yes) in the previous step).
(3) Save this page Saves a webpage to the Saved pages list. (4) Restart browser Start the Browser and access the home page. (5) Copy text Copy text on a webpage. (6) Current certificate Displays the current internet certificate registration information. (7) About…...
Remember to press CLR (Clear/Back)key to return to the previous screen or press (End) to exit the screen and return to the Idle screen. Phonebook Types The NEC a232 provides 5 phonebook types. Complete List of all numbers stored in the phonebook types (Phone, SIM, and FDN) except Service numbers. (See Flag.) Phone The personal directory stored in the phone’s memory;...
The factory default setting is the Complete phonebook. The first time that you press (Phonebook), the Complete phonebook displays with “List empty.” Press (Phonebook) until the preferred phonebook displays. (See Flag.) The name of the phonebook type displays at the top of the list in the title bar. After contact entries are added, the phone number type icon and phone number of the highlighted name displays at the lower bottom of the screen.
To add a number or Email address to the Phone phonebook from message text: Press Softkey1 (Select) and 3 to add the phone number or Email address (automatically highlighted when you view the message) to the Phone phonebook in the first available location number. To obtain a blank Add new screen, press Press 1 to add the information to a new contact, or press 2 to add the information to an existing contact in your phonebook.
Choose Location At the Add new–Choose location screen, the next available location number displays in the location field. To select other available phonebooks, press (Phonebook) until the preferred phonebook type displays. The phonebook name appears at lower left above the Softkey 1 indicator.
Phone Number Type The Number Type screen offers 7 alternative number types. Only one is selected to identify With the new entry’s location in the phonebook saved at the Choose Location screen, the Number type screen displays only for new entries added to the Phone phonebook. the number type when adding a new entry.
Adding/Editing Information The number of entry characters for the edit fields are: Name Field 40 characters Phone Number Fields 40 characters (+ for international call access and P for pause are considered a character space. Press and HOLD (Number symbol) key during number entry to create a pause. ) Email Fields 64 characters Information Fields...
Allocate a Voice Tag A voice tag may be allocated to only 10 entries in the phone memory and none in the SIM memory. Refer to page 110 for instructions using a voice tag. You have three tries to make a sample recording to obtain a match that can be allocated as a voice tag. To allocate a voice tag for the Phone entry: Highlight and select the Voice field to display the Voice tag menu.
Continue with “Allocate a Ring Tune” instructions or if finished adding/editing the fields, press Softkey 1 (OK) and return to the screen where you started the add/edit process. To download a picture of the person from your computer to the NEC website and add it to your wireless phone to allocate the picture to a phone entry, follow the instructions provided at the NEC website.
Allocate a Ring Tune To allocate a ring tune to sound when the person of the phone entry calls your phone: Highlight and select the Default melody field to display the Melody list screen. Highlight the preferred melody name. Press Softkey 1 (Play) to play the highlighted melody name. Press Softkey 2 (Stop) to stop the ring tune sound and return to the Melody list screen. With the preferred melody name highlighted, press (Select/Save) to select the melody and return to the Edit screen with the melody name in the field.
Accessing the Edit Function If the editor screen or Phone number entry screen is accessed by pressing (Select), There are three ways to edit a phonebook entry. This sections describes the ways to access the phonebook entry edit function. press CLR (Clear/Back) to remove the old name or number to input the changes.
Phonebook Options Menu Specific tasks may be completed through the phonebook Options menu. To display the phonebook Options menu from the phonebook directory screen: Press (Phonebook) until preferred phonebook displays. Press MENU (Options Menu) and the option number to complete the desired function. The following describes each function of the menu options that display for the phonebook Options menu.
Copying Entries Between Phonebooks The First Number option only copies the home number of Phone entry to the one number field From the phonebook Options menu, you are allowed to copy phone number entries only from Phone to SIM or FDN (and vice versa; you are allowed to copy from SIM or FDN in SIM or FDN phonebook.
To Copy From SIM You must enter your PIN 2 when copying from To copy all the entries from the SIM phonebook, press 2 or (Select) to continue to the copy location screen. or to FDN phonebook. To change the “From” and ”To” location entry numbers, use the navigation keys to highlight the field, press CLR (Clear/Back) to erase the location number, and input the location numbers to include in the copy process.
Within Same Phonebook To copy or move the entry to the new location suggested, press (Select) . To copy or move the entry to a specified location within the same phonebook, press CLR (Clear/Back) to erase the suggested location number, input the preferred location number, press (Select).
Delete a Single Entry From Phonebook To delete a single phonebook entry: Press (Phonebook) until the preferred phonebook displays. Scroll the directory and highlight the desired entry. Press MENU (Options Menu), 4, and 1 to display the entry name with, “Delete selected entry?” Press Softkey 1 (Yes) to delete the entry and a confirmation screen displays, “Record deleted”...
Delete All Phone Entries The deletion of all phone entries is not applicable to the SIM, FDN, and Complete phonebooks. Only the phone memory is allowed to have all phone entries deleted. To delete all the phone memory entries: Press (Phonebook) until the preferred phonebook displays.
Adding/Moving to a Group An entry may be allocated to a Group from the Edit screen (see page 96), from the phonebook Options Menu, or from the group Options menu. Phonebook Options Menu Press (Phonebook) to display the Phone (entries in SIM or FDN phonebook cannot be allocated to a group). Highlight the phonebook entry to allocate to a group.
Remove Entry from Group Phonebook Options Menu The “Remove from group” option is disabled (grayed out) if an entry has not been allocated Press (Phonebook) to display the Phone phonebook (entries in SIM phonebook cannot be allocated to a group). to a group.
Sorting and Recall Stored Numbers The phone numbers in the phonebook can be located and called using one of the following search methods. Alphanumeric If you select the FDN directory, you must input The sort default for the phonebook is alphanumeric. Each time the wireless phone is powered-on, the sort is alphanumeric. your PIN 2 code to continue.
Go To Location To go to a specific location with a phonebook: Press (Phonebook) to display the preferred phonebook. Press MENU (Options Menu) and 7 to display the Go To Location screen stating, “Enter location.” Input the location number assigned to the desired entry and press Softkey 1 (OK) to display the entry highlighted in the phonebook location. With the desired entry highlighted, press (Left) or (Right) navigation key to view the next or previous number types (home, mobile, work, etc) or Email...
Sending Email from Phone List Refer to page 79 to create and send a message. To create an Email for a highlighted entry in a phonebook list or an entry in a group list with the Email address displayed at the bottom of the screen: Highlight the desired entry and press (Left) or (Right) navigation key to view the next or previous Email addresses at the bottom of the screen.
Phonebook Availability Summary The Summary screen provides the total number of entries in phone memory, SIM and, FDN, and voice tag. Press (Phonebook) to display the preferred phonebook. Press MENU (Options Menu), 8, and 1 to display the Summary screen. After viewing the information, press Softkey 1 (OK) to exit the Summary screen and return to the phonebook.
Deleting Voice Tags To delete/erase a voice tag from the Voice tag list screen: Press (Phonebook) until the Phone phonebook displays. Press MENU (Options Menu), 8, and 2 to display the Voice tag list screen. Highlight a phonebook entry. Press MENU (Options Menu), 2, and 1 to erase the current voice tag for the highlighted entry. A decision screen displays the entry name and “Erase voice tag of this entry?”...
Audio and Visual Using Audio and Visual, you can display a picture or playback music on your wireless phone. The picture or music may be downloaded from the Internet, received in an Audio and Visual menu icon: Email, or a received in an MMS message. To access Audio and Visual menu: Press MENU (Main) and 6 to display Audio and Visual menu or highlight and select over the desired Audio and Visual option.
The pre-loaded pictures that came with the Only picture names that you have taken with the camera or downloaded from the Internet may be changed. NEC a232 wireless phone cannot be deleted. Press Softkey 2 (Rename) to display the text editor.
Web Browser Downloads This is a link to the Web browser, which also allows you to download picture or music files. After working with the Pictures list or the Music list screen, Press CLR (Clear/Back) to return to the Pictures menu or the Music menu. Highlight and select the Browser downloads option to access the Web browser.
Adjust Playback Volume While the music item is playing, press Volume Up and Volume Down buttons on the flip to adjust volume. Renaming a Music Tune Press Softkey 2 (Rename) to display the text editor. Press CLR (Clear/Back) to remove letters and input the new music tune name. Press (Select) or Softkey 1 (OK) to save and return to Music list screen.
The Other folder allows you to save content which the phone does not recognize as pictures or music. Note that some websites may incorrectly identify pictures or music that the NEC a232 phone displays or plays. In this case, you may have the ability display or play content in the Other folder.
Voice Memo This feature allows up to 20 recordings that are stored in Voice memo. These recordings are 20 seconds per memo and may be a voice memo or a recorded conversation during a received or dialed call (see page 29). The Voice memo screen displays the memos in date order with the most recent recording listed first. While recording a memo, a progress bar shows the amount of time left.
Playing Memos During a phone conversation, the Softkey 2 A memo cannot be played during a phone conversation. (See Flag.) (Play) key is not available. To play a highlighted memo from the Voice memo screen (when not in phone conversation), Press Softkey 2 (Play) or press MENU (Options Menu), 2 to display the Playback screen and play the current selected memo.
Camera Function Camera function allows you to take pictures and save as a JPEG file. You can enjoy the picture files in many ways: send it attached to an MMS message, set it as the wallpaper, etc. At the Idle screen, press (Select) to access the camera function.
Taking a Picture To take a picture, Activate the camera function. Look into the camera view finder screen and adjust the camera position to place the target on the screen. Hold the camera still and press Softkey 1 (Shutter), Volume Up key, or press (Select).
Controlling Brightness The brightness levels are -2 to +2. The brightest level is +2. Press (Left) or (Right) navigation key to control the brightness level of the picture on the Camera view finder screen. The current brightness level displays to the left of the signal strength level in the status icon area at the top of the screen. (See Flag.) You may set the brightness setting in the Options menu.
Photo Effect To select the photo effect, Press MENU (Options Menu) and 2 to display the Filtering screen. Highlight and select the suitable photo effect or input the number of the suitable effect(1 None, 2 Monochrome, or 3 Sepia). The camera view finder screen displays the image with the selected photo effect.
Mobile Light To turn on the light located to the right of the camera shutter, Press MENU (Options Menu) and 7 to display the Mobile light screen. Highlight and select On or Off. Pictures The Pictures list contains all the pictures that have been taken plus the pictures that were already installed when you received your wireless phone. To access the Pictures list from the camera view finder screen: Press MENU (Options Menu) and 6 to display the Pictures screen with the pictures you have taken added to the list.
Call Records To access Call records menu: Call records menu icon: Press MENU (Main) and 7 to display the Call records menu or press MENU (Main), highlight and select Call records option 7. (See Flag.) To select a Call records option: Press the Call records option number (1 through 5) or Highlight and select the desired Call records option.
To access Received calls or Missed calls with a single key press from the Idle screen: Press (Right) navigation key to display the Missed calls log. Press (Left) navigation key to display the Received calls log. Press (Send) to display the Dialed calls log. Highlight and select an item in the log list to view more details regarding the number.
Deleting Call Records A single highlighted item may be deleted from a call type log or all items in a call type log (Missed calls, Received calls, or Dialed calls) may be deleted. To delete a single highlighted item in a call type log: Press MENU (Main) and 7 to display the Call records menu.
Total Calls The Total calls screen displays the duration time of all calls dialed and received on your wireless phone. To display the total time duration for all calls: Press MENU (Main), 7, and 5 to display the Total calls screen. Press Softkey 1 (OK) to continue incrementing the current duration time, exit the Total calls screen, and return to the Call records menu.
Tools Tools menu icon: To access Tools menu: Press MENU (Main) and 8 to display the Tools menu or highlight and select Tools option 8. (See Flag.) To select an Applications option: Press the Tools option number (1 through 6) or highlight and select the desired Tools option. Check for the scroll bar on the side of the display screen and scroll when more selections are below the ones shown on the display.
Calculator (Send) key performs no function. The calculator can perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also has a memory function. (See Flag and table in right column.) To access and use the calculator, proceed as follows: Calculator Function Press MENU (Main), 8, and 1 to display the Calculator screen. Addition ( + ) The table in the right column identifies the keys and the calculator function each one performs.
Scheduler The Scheduler allows you to enter events and reminders to occur at a specified time and date. The scheduler allows a total of 600 events. Events may be scheduled from 01/01/2004 to 12/31/2099 and identified as public or private events. Your security code must be entered to view private events. The number of scheduled events for AM and PM displays above the Monthly and Weekly Calendar screen.
With a date highlighted at the monthly or weekly calendar screen: Press (Select) to display the daily event list screen for the highlighted date. Press (Left) navigation key to go to the events of the previous day and (Right) navigation key to go to the events for the next day. Highlight and select an event to display the Details screen.
To edit an event from the event Details screen: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 2 to display the calendar screen (press Softkey 1 to switch between weekly and monthly calendar). Highlight and select the desired date to display the daily event list screen. Highlight and select the desired event to display the Details screen.
Reminder Tune Highlight and select the Reminder tune field to display the Reminder tune list screen. The first item in the list is the default reminder sound. Highlight and select the preferred tune and return to the previous (Add New or Edit) screen. Highlight a preferred tune and press Softkey 1 (Play) to play the tune.
Deleting Events To delete a single event: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 2 to display the Calendar screen (press Softkey 1 to switch between weekly and monthly calendar). Highlight and select the desired date to display the Daily Event list screen You may highlight and select the desired event to display the event Details screen. At the Daily Events screen or event Details screen, press MENU (Options Menu) and 4 to display the Event Delete screen.
Go To Date The Go To Date default is the current date. The Go To Date option allows finding a specified date rather than scrolling through weeks and months to find a date. To go directly to a desired date from the Weekly calendar, Monthly calendar, or daily event list screen: Press MENU (Options Menu) and 5 to display the Go To Date screen.
Viewing Summary To view the summary numbers of appointments scheduled and appointments available to be scheduled from the Weekly calendar, Monthly calendar, or Daily Events list screen: Press MENU (Options Menu) and 8 to display the Summary screen with the number of scheduled events and the number of events that may be entered. Press Softkey 1 (OK) to exit the Summary screen and return to the previous Calendar or Daily Events screen.
ToDo List This feature allows you to set up to 100 ToDo tasks. You can choose to display ToDo public, private, or all tasks. Each list may be filtered to list all tasks, completed tasks, or incomplete tasks. The default sort for the task lists is by due date. Tasks are listed first by due date and then by priority: high, normal, and low. Each task is identified by a description (of up to 128 characters) with a start date and due date, a task category (business, personal, or other), and a priority (high, normal, or low).
Accessing ToDo Add New and Edit Screens To add a new task from the Public, Private, or All list screen: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 3 to display the ToDo List menu. Highlight and select the list type to display the selected task list. Input your security code if the ToDo Security code entry screen displays and press Softkey 1 (OK).
Adding/Editing a Task Input the following information at the ToDo Add new screen (current date displays in the Start date and Due date fields) and change the following information for the ToDo Edit screen. Start Date Press MENU (Main), 8, and 3 to display the ToDo list menu. Highlight and select the list type to display the selected task list.
Press (Select) to check or uncheck the Private box. If the box is checked, the task is stored in the Private List. If the box is not checked, the task is stored in the Public List. Saving an Added New Task Press Softkey 1 (OK) to save/store the task in ToDo and a confirmation screen displays, “Entry saved.”...
To delete all tasks, both Public or Private, from the ToDo List screen: Press MENU (Options Menu), 3, and 4. If the ToDo list security code screen displays, input your security code and press Softkey 1 (OK) to continue deleting tasks. A decision screen displays, “Delete all entries?”...
Sorting Sorting identifies the order the tasks are listed. The selected sort is the same for all three task lists (Public, Private, and All screens) and remains the same (even after powering Off and back On) until another sort selection is made. To sort the ToDo List from the Public, Private, or All ToDo list screens: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 3 to display the ToDo List menu.
Notepad This feature allows you to set up to 50 notes that are stored in Notepad. For the English language, 512 characters may be entered for a note since English characters are 1 byte. The number of characters for other languages depends on the number of bytes used per letter. When the maximum number of notes have been entered in Notepad, the “Notepad full”screen displays.
To edit a note from the Notepad list screen: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 4 to display the Notepad list screen. Highlight a note. Press MENU (Options Menu) and 2 to display the note in the text editor screen. Make the changes to the note. To edit a note from the View note screen: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 4 to display the Notepad list screen.
Sending as Email To send the note in an Email from the Notepad list or View note screens: The New Email screen displays if the Email default “send account” setting is Account 1 or Press MENU (Options Menu) and 4 to access Messaging and display New Email or New Email-SMS screen. (See Flag.) The information from notepad is placed in Account 2.
Currency Converter The Currency Converter uses the exchange rate and an amount from one country to calculate the exchange amount for another country. Setting the Currency Converter Fields To convert an amount of money from one currency to another: Press MENU (Main), 8, and 5 to display the Currency converter screen. Highlight the From field.
Synchronization You must perform all synchronizations from your PC. This feature synchronizes the time, date, and contact fields of PIM applications and phonebook with a provider on the Inter/Intranet (remote server) or local server with the use of PC applications. Two synchronization sessions should be at The PIM applications that are synchronized are Scheduler with calendar, phonebook with contacts, and ToDo list.
Synchronization Process To end synchronization process before it is completed: Press Softkey 2 (Cancel) and a screen displays “Synchronization canceled” and returns to the Applications Menu. The data processed up to the point cancellation remains in the server. The time between two successive synchronizations should be at least 30 seconds to finish log files for the previous session and allow time for the USB communication to settle/complete. If the previous synchronization has not finished, then “Sync Cancel”...
Error/Description Local Sync Resolution* Remote Sync Resolution* Check the USB cable is attached. Check that the wireless phone has service and the Server connection could Check that the High Definition Mobile Sync icon is service provider is displayed. not be established. displayed on Windows Taskbar and is not crossed out.
NEC a232. Authorized Accessories NEC recommends using only NEC Authentic Accessories with your wireless phone to ensure optimal quality performance. (See Flags and Warnings.) The NEC authorized accessories include the following: Hands-free Headset* AC Adapter and Charger Unit*...
Do not leave the AC adapter plugged in when not in use. The NEC a232 plug end has release clips (see picture to right). Squeeze the release clips and insert into the NEC a232 USB/charger connector port. When inserting the NEC a232 plug, be sure that the rectangular opening on the connector is lined up with the rectangular opening in the phone.
Connect the vehicle power adapter with the power adapter end inserted into the cigarette lighter or vehicle power outlet. Do not insert the end of the cable that attaches to the NEC a232 wireless phone into the vehicle power outlet.
U.S. FDA’s Consumer Update The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health Consumer Update on Wireless Phones. Do wireless phones pose a health hazard? The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using wireless phones. There is no proof, however, that wireless phones are absolutely safe. Wireless phones emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used.
The research done thus far has produced conflicting results, and many studies have suffered from flaw in their research methods. Animal experiments investigating the effects of radio frequency energy (RF) exposures characteristic of wireless phones have yielded conflicting results that often cannot be repeated in other laboratories. A few animal studies, however, have suggested that low levels of RF could accelerate the development of cancer in laboratory animals.
What steps can I take to reduce my exposure to radio frequency energy from my wireless phones? If there is a risk from these products—and at this point we do not know there is—it is probably very small. But if you are concerned about avoiding even potential risks, you can take a few simple steps to minimize your exposure to radio frequency energy (RF).
Call forwarding setting Email Attachments Set tones Call forwarding status Emergency calls 10,25 Setting the time Call record logs Ending calls NEC site Show version setting Call records none SIM Card Format date Call waiting None Softkey indicator Format time...
INDEX Taking a picture Text entry Text entry options Time setting Time zone setting To Do list Total calls TTY settings URL in message text 77,84 User Guide Conventions User Guide Legends View finder Voice mail Voice memo Voice tag 110,112 Volume Volume controls...
CTIA Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association Driver Safety Tips Your wireless telephone gives you the powerful ability to communicate by voice almost anywhere, anytime whenever wireless phone service is available and safe conditions allow. However, an important responsibility accompanies the benefits of wireless phones, one that every user must uphold. When driving a car, driving is your first responsibility.
* Wherever wireless phone service is available. Check the laws and regulations on the use of wireless telephones and their accessories in the areas where you drive. Always obey them. The use of these devices may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. “The wireless industry reminds you to use your phone safely when driving.”...