Alcatel One Touch 888A User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ......... Table of contents TCT Mobile Limited would like to thank you for purchasing this Safety and use ..............6 cellphone. General information ............11 Home screen Getting started ..............13 • Convenient at-a-glance view of Widget applications Set-up ....................13 •...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Inbox .....................36 Entertainment ..............60 Outbox ....................36 12.1 Stopwatch ....................60 Sent .......................36 12.2 Ebook ....................60 Drafts ....................36 12.3 Java ......................61 Available options ................37 Camera ................63 Palringo ................38 13.1 Access ....................63 Access ....................38 13.2 Camera ....................63 Open a Palringo account online .............38 13.3 Video ....................64...

  • Page 4: Safety And Use

    ........88 When switched on, your cellphone emits electromagnetic waves that can interfere with the vehicle’s electronic systems such as ABS anti-lock brakes or airbags. To ensure that there is no Alcatel Mobile Phones Limited Warranty .....91 problem: - do not place your cellphone on top of the dashboard or within an airbag deployment area, Accessories ................93...

  • Page 5: Battery And Accessories

    To avoid hearing impairment, answer the call before holding your cellphone to your ear. Also Prolonged exposure to music at full volume using the music player may damage your hearing. move the handset away from your ear while using the “hands-free” option because the amplified Set your cellphone’s volume to it’s lowest setting prior to inserting headphones in your volume might cause hearing damage.

  • Page 6: Radio Waves

    Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various cellphones and at various one touch 888A Bluetooth QD ID B017652 positions, they all meet the government requirement for RF exposure. For body-worn operation, the cellphone meets FCC RF exposure guidelines provided that it is used with a non-metallic TouchPal™...

  • Page 7: General Information

    Protection against theft Hearing Aid Compatibility Your cellphone is rated: "For Hearing Aid", to assist hearing device users in finding cellphones that may be compatible with their hearing devices. Your cellphone is identified by an IMEI (cellphone serial number) shown This device is HAC M3/T3 compatible.

  • Page 8: Getting Started, Set-up

    Installing or removing the battery Getting started ..... Set-up Removing or installing the back cover • Insert and click the battery into place, then close the cellphone cover. • Unclip the cover, then remove the battery. Charging the battery Inserting or removing the SIM card You must insert your SIM card to make phone calls.

  • Page 9: Power On Your Cellphone, Power Off Your Cellphone, Using The Touchscreen, Your Cellphone

    Using the touchscreen To reduce power consumption and energy waste, when battery is fully charged, disconnect your charger from the outlet; switch off Touch Bluetooth or background-running applications when not in use; reduce the backlight time, etc. To access an application, touch it with your finger. Power on your cellphone Drag Hold down the key until the cellphone powers on, type in your PIN code...

  • Page 10: Keys And Connectors, Home Screen

    Keys and connectors Your cellphone ...... • Return to the Home screen • Press: Reject a call Lock/unlock the screen • Press and hold: Power on/off • Press and hold: Access your voicemail Home key • Press once: Input a capitalized character •...

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    2.2.1 Status bar icons • Confirm an option • Enter the next line Battery charge level • Press: Volume up/down Zoom in/out Vibrate alert: your cellphone vibrates, but does not ring or • Press and hold: Launch touch screen calibration beep with the exception of the alarm (see page 66).

  • Page 12: Making A Call

    Call forwarding activated: your calls are forwarded Receiving message. (see page 46). SMS unread. Stopwatch is active. MMS unread. Radio is on. (Flickering) Message list is full: your cellphone cannot accept any new messages. You must access the message list and Alarm or appointments programmed (see page 75, 78).

  • Page 13: Placing A Call

    2.2.4 Personalize the Homescreen Making a call ......Adding items To add an item from the main menu, you can select one of the following ways: • Touch and hold an item from the main menu list. Placing a call •...

  • Page 14: Calling Your Voicemail, Receiving A Call, During A Call

    Making an emergency call Muting the ringtone You may mute ringtone of current incoming call by press Volume key. If your cellphone has network coverage, dial emergency number and touch Rejecting a call to make an emergency call. This works even without a SIM card and without typing the PIN code.

  • Page 15: Conference Calls, Line Switching

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the sound level during a call using the Volume key. Handling two calls • Answering a second call (ensure that " Call waiting" is activated, see page 45). Call held • To call a second party during a call, you may touch and select "New Call not held call".

  • Page 16: Menu Arrange, Messages, Access, Conversational On (off) Mode

    Menu arrange ......Messages ......The main menu can be altered according to your preference. You can create, edit and receive SMS and MMS with this cellphone. To access this function, first select to enter the main menu. MMS enables you to send video clips, images, photos, animations and sounds to other compatible mobiles and e-mail addresses.

  • Page 17: Write Message, Search, Alerts, Delete Threads

    Useful icons: Timer send Options Schedule an SMS/MMS to be sent out at predefined time (select "Timer send" via Compose new message An SMS message of more than a certain number of characters (the Search for a thread number of characters depends on your language) will be charged as several SMS.

  • Page 18: Available Options

    Delete threads Multimedia messages To delete threads (containing all conversations), touch and multi-select Edit Set slide timing, edit mode, image size, signature, the threads you want to delete and then touch etc. Send Set the values for validity period, Read report, Available options etc.

  • Page 19: Email, Access, Email Account Set-up, Write Email, Outbox

    New email service Email ....... To set up a new email account other than the predefined email services, touch and then "Other Email accounts". Your cellphone has an email client with the settings predefined for a few You are required to enter your email address, display name, password, popular email services like –...

  • Page 20: Palringo, Access, Open A Palringo Account Online, Sign In/sign Out, Chat

    Available options Palringo ......Signature To attach your signature when sending emails. Check interval To check for new emails at a pre-set interval. Palringo Instant message (IM) allows you to chat with other people using Palringo account. You can also connect to other popular IM services Edit account To edit the detailed configuration information of through Palringo, like Yahoo, AIM, GG, ICQ, GTalk, iChat etc.

  • Page 21: Contacts, Groups, Consulting Your Contacts

    Add service Contacts ......Various services (Yahoo, GTalk, ICQ etc.) can be added by "Menu\Add Service". Consulting your contacts Chat To access the Contacts, touch from tool bar to enter the main menu, To start a chat, select one online contact, then touch "Private chat". and select "Contacts".

  • Page 22: Adding A Contact

    Adding a contact Phone contact Touch to set as your You can add a new contact by touching favorite contact Touch to view the Touch to view call log with Following fields are accessible when you create a new contact in the contact information the contact and do further Touch to view...

  • Page 23: Call Log, Available Options, Access

    Available options Call log ......From the contact list, you can access the following options: Send message Send an SMS/MMS to a contact you selected from the Contacts. Access Delete contact Delete the selected contact. You may access this function from the main menu "Call log". Copy to cellphone Copy the contact you selected from SIM card to Missed calls/Calls rejected by SMS...

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    9.2.2 Billing Call forwarding You can activate, cancel or verify the status of the call forwarding to the You can access different items with this option: voicemail or to a specified number. Last call cost/Total You can view the last call cost/total cost/max Call barring cost/Max cost/Reset cost/reset cost/price per unit of charged calls,...

  • Page 25: Media Applications, Music Player

    Cancel all barring Deactivate all call barring. Media applications ..... Change barring Change the original Password for activating call password barring. 10.1 Music player ..........Caller ID To access this function, touch to enter the main menu and select Activate/deactivate CLIR. You will have full flexibility of managing music both on your cellphone and Line switching SD card.

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    10.1.1 Music playing mode Available options All songs See page 48 My star list See page 48 Bluetooth settings Set to play music in a Bluetooth device Delete Delete the song Setting See page 50 Properties Song information Set as ringtone Set the song as ringtone 10.1.2 Settings...

  • Page 27: Image Viewer, Video Player

    10.2 Image viewer ..........10.3 Video player ..........A library links to the images stored in your cellphone or SD card to be "My videos" album contains video clips recorded, received or downloaded. shown in list, or slide, set as wallpaper, power on/off display and incoming All supported video clips in this folder can be played, set as power on/off call image or sent by MMS, Email, Bluetooth.

  • Page 28: Radio

    Available options: 10.4 Radio ............Channel list Open the list of saved stations. Your cellphone is equipped with a radio with RDS functionality. You can use the application as a traditional radio with saved channels or with Auto search Start auto search and stations will be parallel visual information related to the radio program on the display if automatically saved to "Channel list".

  • Page 29: My Friends

    11.3.3 Go to URL Internet ......Enter the URL of website. 11.3.4 Open file 11.1 My friends ............ A link to File manager to open WML, HTML,HTM and XHTML files. It migrates self-contained sub-trees of the websites to let you stay in touch 11.3.5 Last web address with your friends by flicking through Bebo, Friendster, Hi5, Myspace and...

  • Page 30: News, Weather

    11.4 News ............. 11.5 Weather ............ It is a huge time saver providing news updates from a website in a simple Your cellphone is equipped with a weather function for consulting up to form. 3-day forecasts of favorite cities. Once subscribed to a channel, it gives you the ability to track and manage To access the function from the Home screen, touch from tool bar to all your favorite RSS content on your cellphone at anytime, anywhere!

  • Page 31: Facebook, Mtweet, Entertainment, Stopwatch, Ebook

    Entertainment ....11.6 Facebook ............Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. It provides a number of features with which users may interact: Wall, a space on every user's profile page 12.1 Stopwatch ............

  • Page 32: Java

    12.3.5 Trusted certificates 12.3 Java ............... View detailed information of the trusted certificates supported by your cellphone. 12.3.1 Launch an application Disclaimer Select "Java applications" to launch applications. Downloading or running applications will not damage or alter any 12.3.2 Java downloading software already in your cellphone designed to support Java™...

  • Page 33: Camera, Access, Video

    13.2.2 Settings in framing mode Camera ..... Before taking the photo, you can adjust a number of settings by touching Your cellphone is fitted with a camera for taking photos and shooting videos that you can use in different ways: Timer Color mode Image size...

  • Page 34: Profiles, General

    13.3.2 Recording mode Profiles ....... Once you have chosen your settings, you can launch the recording of your video-clip by touching on the screen. Save the video by touching With this menu, you may personalize ringtones for different events and If a call comes in while you are recording, the recording process will environments.

  • Page 35: Meeting, Outdoor, Indoor, Silence, Flight Mode

    14.2 Meeting File manager ....When this is selected the cellphone will not ring or beep unless an alarm has been set. A new event will cause it to vibrate. You will have access to all audio and visual files stored in cellphone or SD 14.3 Outdoor card in File manager.

  • Page 36: My Images, My Videos, Ebook, My Creations, Others

    15.2 My images 15.8 SD card You can select an image or a photo as wallpaper, power on/off screen, or You can access all files stored in the SD card here. assign it as incoming call image in the contacts. When a SD card is inserted for the first time, it will be scanned and default folders will be created.

  • Page 37: Managing Audios, Images, Videos And Others, Formats And Compatibility, Memory Status

    15.9 Managing audios, images, videos and others Activate DRM file option. Capture Go to Camera. According to the item chosen, you can access some of the functions below: Streaming URL View or download new video stream from streaming URLs. View View the selected image by tapping it.

  • Page 38: Bluetooth, Others

    Bluetooth-compliant devices within short range. Please make sure that the Bluetooth headset or the Bluetooth car kit and your cellphone are in this You are recommended to use Alcatel Bluetooth headsets, which have range and set as visible. been tested and proved compatible with cellphone. You can go to www.

  • Page 39: Calendar, Calculator, Notes

    Available options: Others ......... Synchronization Synchronize with the account you've set. 1st day of 1 week You can select any day as the first day of one 17.1 Calendar ............week. To access this function, touch to enter the main menu and 1st week of 1 year You can select any week as the first week of select...

  • Page 40: Tasks, Clock

    Useful icons: 17.5 Clock ............Send by SMS, MMS, Email or Bluetooth. 17.5.1 Alarm Create text note. Your cellphone has a built-in alarm clock with a snooze feature. You can Edit the note set up to five separate alarms and choose whether or not the alarm should repeat.

  • Page 41: Voice Recorder

    Settings ......17.6 Converter ..........You can use the Weight and Length conversion by selecting the unit you wish to convert via , then touch to input the digits. Finally confirm From the main menu, select the menu icon and select the function of with "√".

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    18.1.5 Headset mode Brightness You may adjust black level with respect to LCD display by touching the key Switch audio play (incoming call, message beep, alarm beep...) between Headset only and Phone & Headset. Backlight 18.1.6 Touch settings Screen Allows you to reduce brightness for enhanced battery performance LCD touch To calibrate the touch screen, touch anywhere on the and to save power during periods of expected inactivity.

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    18.1.10 Input method 18.4 Network Please see chapter "Latin input method", page 88. In addition to the Network selection specific characters table for Cyrillic, Chinese, other data input modes are also available in your cellphone. This feature allows you to write short Preferred network List of networks to which you wish to be messages and add names with special characters to your contacts.

  • Page 44

    18.5 Connectivity Making the most of your A set of profile settings for message (MMS, Email...) and Web connection. cellphone ......18.6 Default browser You can select the browser of your choice as the default browser. 19.1 PC suite You can download PC Suite for free from the website. The PC suite includes: •...

  • Page 45

    Using One Touch Upgrade tool you can update your cellphone’s software character table ....from your PC. Download One Touch Upgrade from ALCATEL website (www. and install it on your PC. Launch the tool and update There are two text entry methods that can be used to write messages your cellphone by following the step by step instructions (refer to the User Guide provided together with the tool).

  • Page 46

    Keyboard inputting Touching inputting 3*4 virtual keypad Qwerty virtual keypad (Slide horizontally to switch between the two types of keypad) Switch mode of input method. Switch between ABC/abc/Abc. - Press once: Input a capitalized character Key: Access to the symbol and number table. - Press twice: Lock the keyboard in capital letter input mode - Press once: Input a top-half character Access to all symbols.

  • Page 47: Limited Warranty

    • Damage from exposure to water or other liquids, moisture, humidity, Alcatel Mobile Phones excessive temperatures or extreme environmental conditions, sand, excess dust and any condition outside the operating guidelines; Limited Warranty ..... • Defects in appearance, cosmetic, decorative or structural items such as framing and non-operative parts.

  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    Check the battery charge level My cellphone cannot charge properly • Make sure you are using an Alcatel battery and the charger from the box • Make sure your battery is inserted properly and clean the battery contact if it’s dirty. It must be inserted before plugging in the charger...

  • Page 49

    • Make sure your cellphone is not locked • Make sure this feature does not require an Alcatel accessory • Launch touch screen calibration by pressing and holding the volume up/ When I select a number from my contacts, the number cannot be...

  • Page 50

    I am unable to connect my cellphone to my computer • Install Alcatel’s PC suite first of all • Check that your computer meets the requirements for Alcatel’s PC Suite installation • Make sure that you’re using the right cable from the box.

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    ALCATEL is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent and is used under license by TCT Mobile Limited. All rights reserved © Copyright 2011 TCT Mobile Limited. TCT Mobile Limited reserves the right to alter material or technical specification without prior notice.

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