Zte AT Z998 User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide AT&T Z998...

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    ZTE Corporation. The manual is published by ZTE Corporation. We reserve the right to make modifications on print errors or update specifications without prior notice.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting Started ............... 1 Phone Setup.

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    Messaging ................25 Message Box .

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    Bluetooth ................35 ®...

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    Google Applications ............. . 48 ™...

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    Factory Reset ..............59 Managing Applications .

  • Page 9: Getting Started, Phone Setup

    Getting Started Phone Setup Installing the SIM Card and Battery Power off your phone before installing or replacing the battery or SIM card. Remove the back cover as shown. Insert the SIM card into the card slot with the cut corner oriented as shown. Carefully insert the battery with the contacts located against the metal springs.

  • Page 10: Charging The Battery

    Inserting a microSD ™ Card Insert a microSD card (not included) with the gold-colored contacts facing down. Replace the back cover. Removing the Battery and SIM/microSD Card Power off your phone. Remove the back cover. Lift the battery up and out. Slide the SIM card out.

  • Page 11: Switching Your Phone On/off

    Switching Your Phone On/Off Make sure the SIM card is in your phone and the battery is charged. • Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to turn on your phone. • To turn it off, press and hold the Power/Lock Key to open the options menu. Tap Power off OK.

  • Page 12: Getting Around

    Waking Up Your Phone Press the Power/Lock Key to activate your screen display. Tap and hold to unlock the screen. Note: If you have set an unlock pattern, PIN, or password for your phone (see Phone Settings – Security Settings) you’ll need to draw the pattern or enter the PIN/password to unlock your screen.

  • Page 13: Get To Know Your Phone

    Get to Know Your Phone Headset Microphone Power/lock key jack Earpiece Promixity Camera sensor lens Camera Status LED lens Volume Flash up/down keys Touchscreen Micro USB Home charging port Back key Menu Microphone Getting Started...

  • Page 14: Key Functions

    Key Functions Function Power/Lock Key Press and hold to turn phone on/off, change sound setting to silent/vibration/sound, set to Airplane mode, or to restart the phone. Press to switch your phone to Sleep Mode. Press to wake up your phone. Home Key Tap to return to the main home screen from any application or screen.

  • Page 15: Home Screens

    Home Screens You can customize your home screens. Set your own wallpaper, add the widgets or application shortcuts you need, or remove them as you like. Status and notification bar Widget Shortcuts Favorite shortcuts Navigating Your Home Screens Your phone comes with three home screens, giving you more space to add more items.

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    Tap Gallery, Live Wallpapers or Wallpapers and choose the image or animation you want to use as the wallpaper. Some cropping may be needed for Gallery images. Tap Done (for Gallery images) or Set wallpaper. Note: Live wallpapers are not available for the lock screen. Adding Items to Your Home Screen Tap the Apps or Widgets tab to find the application or widget you desire.

  • Page 17: Status And Notification Icons

    Status and Notification icons Your phone will tell you exactly what’s going on by showing you simple icons. Here’s what they mean. Indicators and Icons Indicator What it means Indicator What it means GPRS connected No signal EDGE connected Signal strength 3G connected Mobile data in use 4G LTE connected...

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    Indicator What it means Indicator What it means microSD card No SIM card installed unexpectedly removed Preparing microSD New SMS card New MMS Upcoming event New email Call on hold New Wi-Fi network New Gmail message detected New Google Talk Downloading data instant message Problem with SMS/...

  • Page 19: Using The Notifications Panel

    Using the Notifications Panel The Notifications panel provides quick access to alerts including new messages, emails, and software updates. • To open the Notifications panel, tap the top of the home screen and swipe down with your finger. • Swipe right to clear individual notifications or tap X to clear all.

  • Page 20: Phone Calls, How To Make Calls

    Phone Calls How to Make Calls There are many ways to make a call with your phone, and they’re all easy to do. Calling from the Dialer From the home screen, tap Enter the phone number with the on-screen keypad. Tap to delete wrong digits.

  • Page 21: How To Receive Calls

    Calling from Your Call History Call log. From the home screen, tap next to the number you want to call. Calling from a Text Message If a text message contains a phone number that you want to call, you can make the call while viewing the text message.

  • Page 22: Muting A Call, Putting A Call On Hold, Adding A Call, Swapping Calls

    Muting a Call During a call, you can mute your microphone so that the person you are speaking to cannot hear you, but you can still hear them. Tap Mute to turn your microphone off. To turn your microphone back on, tap Mute again.

  • Page 23: Adjusting Your Call Settings

    Adjusting Your Call Settings Settings. You can open the Call Settings menu by tapping Restrict outgoing calls to a fixed set of numbers. To Fixed Dialing Numbers do this you must know your SIM’s PIN2 code. Not all carriers support this functionality. Quick responses Edit Quick response to rejected callers.

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    Adjusting Your Call Settings (continued) Call Barring Settings Forbid certain types of calls. Forward your incoming calls to a different number. You can choose when to forward: Always forward, Call forwarding Forward when busy, Forward when unanswered, or Forward when unreachable. Caller ID: Choose whether people you call can see your number.

  • Page 25: Contacts, Importing And Exporting Contacts

    Contacts You can add contacts on your phone and synchronize them with the contacts in your Google account or other accounts that support contact syncing. To see your contacts, tap Contacts on the home screen. From there, you can tap the tabs on the top to quickly switch to Phone, Call log, or Favorites. Importing and Exporting Contacts You can import or export contacts from/to your SIM card, phone storage, or microSD card.

  • Page 26: Creating A Contact

    Importing Contacts from Phone Storage/microSD Card or Exporting to Phone Storage/Card Import/export. From the Contacts screen, press Choose to import or export contacts. If you have more than one account set up on your phone, you will need to select the account to which you’d like to import contacts.

  • Page 27: Adding A Contact To Favorites, Searching For A Contact, Creating A New Group

    Adding a Contact to Favorites From the Contacts screen, tap the contact you want to add to Favorites. next to the contact’s name. Searching for a Contact at the bottom of the Contacts screen. Enter the contact name you want to search for. Matching contacts will be listed.

  • Page 28: Entering Text, Android ™ Keyboard

    Entering Text When you tap a field that needs text or numbers, a keyboard automatically appears on the screen. Open the Notifications panel and tap Choose input method to change input method. Android Keyboard The Android keyboard provides a layout similar to a desktop computer keyboard. Turn the phone sideways and the keyboard will change from portrait to landscape.

  • Page 29: Touchpal Keyboard

    • Tap to delete any text you have entered. • Tap to select numbers and symbols. You can then tap to access more. Also, frequently used symbols are displayed on top of the keyboard. Swipe left or right to find the one you need and tap to enter. •...

  • Page 30: Full Qwerty

    Full QWERTY • Tap the alphabetic keys to enter letters. • Tap to use uppercase or lowercase letters. This key also changes to indicate the current case you are using: for lowercase, for uppercase, when locked in uppercase. • Slide right on to enable word prediction.

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    12-Key PhonePad Tap a key repeatedly until the desired letter or symbol appears. If word prediction is enabled ( ), just tap the keys once and choose the right word. CooTek T+ Tap to enter the left letter on the key; Double-tap to enter the desired letter/ symbol on the key.

  • Page 32: Choosing Touch Input Settings

    To Enable and Use TouchPal Curve , check the box next to Curve, and tap On the TouchPal keyboard screen, tap Close. Move your finger from letter to letter on the keyboard to trace a word without lifting the finger until you reach the end of the word. Note: TouchPal Curve is only available in the Full QWERTY layout.

  • Page 33: Messaging, Message Box, Sending A Message

    Messaging Your SMS (text message) and MMS (multimedia message) are combined into one menu under Message Box Instead of an inbox and outbox your phone organizes all messages you sent and received into one box, where messages exchanged with the same number are grouped into one message thread on the Messaging screen.

  • Page 34: Changing Message Settings

    Changing Message Settings The phone’s message settings are pre-configured for you to use immediately. To Settings from the Messaging screen. change them, press Storage settings: • Delete old messages: Delete old messages as limits are reached. • Text message limit: Set the maximum number of text messages allowed in a single thread.

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    Signature settings: • Add signature: Add the signature to all outgoing messages. • Edit signature: Edit your signature, which can be added automatically to outgoing messages. WAP push switch settings: • Enable WAP push receiving: Allow your phone to receive WAP push. Emergency alert settings: •...

  • Page 36: Email, Creating An Email Account, Receiving Email, Composing And Sending An Email

    Email With the Email application, you can access your email from various providers, including Yahoo! and Gmail. ® Creating an Email Account From the home screen, tap Enter your email address and password. Tap Next to let the phone retrieve the network parameters automatically. Note: You can also enter these details manually by tapping Manual setup or when automatic setup fails.

  • Page 37: Replying To Or Forwarding An Email, Deleting An Email Account, Email Settings

    Enter the subject and the content of your email. Attach file to add files to the email. Press Tap Send to send the message. Replying to or Forwarding an Email From your inbox, open the email you want to reply to or forward. to reply to or forward the email.

  • Page 38: Connecting To The Internet, Adding A New Gprs/edge/3g/4g/4g Lte Connection, Turning On Wi-fi

    Connecting to the Internet Your phone’s impressive networking capabilities allow you to access the Internet or your corporate network with ease. You can use default connection settings to connect to the web via your mobile network (GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G/4G LTE) or Wi-Fi. The GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G/4G LTE connection can be enabled/disabled System settings Mobile manually.

  • Page 39: Connecting To A Wi-fi Network, Checking The Wi-fi Network Status

    Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network System settings Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi From the home screen, press network points, or “hotspots,” that your phone has detected are displayed with their names and security settings. Tap a network to connect to it. If security features are implemented, you’ll need to enter a password and then tap Connect.

  • Page 40: Browsing The Internet, Opening A Web, Browsing Options

    Browsing the Internet Your phone has two options for Internet access. Use the Browser or Google Chrome to view web pages and search for information. From the home screen, tap Opening a Web Page • Tap the address bar, enter the website you want to browse, and tap Go. Bookmarks.

  • Page 41: Opening Another Browser Window, Using Bookmarks

    • Send the page URL to friends: Press Share page and select how you want to send the URL. • Follow a link: Tap a link on the web page to open it. • Save the page for offline reading: Press Save for offline reading.

  • Page 42: Changing Browser Settings, Using Google Chrome

    Tap and hold the bookmark you want to delete until the shortcut menu pops up. Tap Delete bookmark OK. Changing Browser Settings Settings from a browser window to change browser settings. Press Using Google Chrome Use Google Chrome to browse the Internet. Chrome on your AT&T Z998 can sync bookmarks, browsing history, and opened tabs from your Google account.

  • Page 43: Bluetooth, Using Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communication technology. Phones or other devices with Bluetooth capabilities can exchange information wirelessly within a distance of about 32 feet (10 meters). The Bluetooth devices must be paired before the communication is performed. Using Bluetooth Before you begin, place the Bluetooth device in pairing mode.

  • Page 44: Entertainment, Taking Pictures With Your Camera, Adjusting Camera Settings

    Entertainment Taking Pictures with Your Camera Your phone has a 5-megapixel camera. From the home screen, tap Zoom in or out by dragging the slider bar or pressing either Volume Key. To change color effects, tap and select an option. To change shot modes, tap and select an option.

  • Page 45: Sharing A Picture

    Select how the camera adjusts colors in different kinds of light to White achieve the most natural looking colors for your shots, or allow the Balance camera to adjust the white balance automatically. Set the ISO as auto, ISO-100, ISO-200, ISO-400, 150-800, or 150-1600.

  • Page 46: Opening Your Gallery

    Opening Your Gallery Gallery helps you view pictures and play videos. You can also do some basic editing of your pictures, set them as wallpaper or contact photos, or share with friends. Gallery. From the home screen, tap Tap an album. Tap a photo or video to view it.

  • Page 47: Shooting Video With Your Camcorder, Adjusting Your Video Settings

    Shooting Video with Your Camcorder Camera. From the home screen, tap to switch to the camcorder. Zoom in or out by dragging the slider bar. Tap to begin recording and to stop. Tap the video thumbnail in the corner of the screen to view the video you’ve just taken.

  • Page 48: Sharing A Video, Playing Your Videos

    Sharing a Video After recording a video, tap the thumbnail in the corner of the screen and then tap Scroll through options to send via text messaging or Gmail, Picasa, and more. Playing Your Videos Video From the home screen, tap Player.

  • Page 49: Adding Music To Your Phone

    Adding Music to Your Phone You can add music to your phone’s internal storage or to a removable microSD card (see Phone Setup – Inserting a microSD Card). Note: Steps may vary depending on your operating system. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable. Tap Media device (MTP).

  • Page 50: Playing Your Music

    Playing Your Music You can play the audio files stored in your phone’s microSD card in Music. Music to From the home screen, tap access the music player. Select Albums/Artists/Songs/Playlists/ Folders/Genre Lists to find the songs you want to play. Tap an item from the list to start playing.

  • Page 51: Creating Playlists, Managing Playlists

    Creating Playlists Playlists help you organize your music files. next to the song in the music library. Tap Add to playlist. Tap New. Type the playlist name and tap Save. Managing Playlists Tap the Playlists tab in the music library to see your playlists. next to a playlist.

  • Page 52: Making Memorable Memos

    Making Memorable Memos Sound Recorder enables you to record your voice memos. Sound Recorder. From the home screen, tap to start recording. OK to cancel recording. to stop recording or tap to play the memo. Tip: You can find your recordings by tapping My records. Play Any Saved Memo Sound Recorder.

  • Page 53: Applications, Alarm, Calculator, Facebook

    Applications Alarm Alarm. From the home screen, tap Tap a default alarm to configure it or tap to create a new alarm. Set up the alarm options, such as time, repeat, and alarm sound. Tap Save to save and exit. next to an alarm to turn on the alarm.

  • Page 54: File Manager, Kingsoft Office, Notepad, Task Manager

    File Manager File Manager. From the home screen, tap • Tap a folder to view its contents. • Tap and hold a folder or file for options such as Delete, Share, Copy, and Move. Kingsoft Office Create, view, and edit Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, Kingsoft Office.

  • Page 55: Timer, Twitter, Voice Dialer

    Timer Timer Stopwatch or Countdown. From the home screen, tap Note: You can set up to 20 laps with the stopwatch. Twitter Twitter and sign up for or sign in to your From the home screen, tap account. to compose a tweet. Voice Dialer Voice Dialer and speak a command.

  • Page 56: Google ™ Applications, Google Search And Google Now

    Google Applications Signing in to your Google account lets you synchronize Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts between your phone and the web. If you don’t have an account, you can easily create one. Tap a Google application that needs a Google account, such as Gmail or Google Talk.

  • Page 57: Gmail

    Gmail Gmail is a web-based email service that’s configured when you sign in to your Google account. Depending on your synchronization settings, the Gmail on your phone can be automatically synchronized with your Gmail account on the web. Creating and Sending an Email Through Gmail From the home screen, tap Gmail.

  • Page 58: Google Play, Using Google Calendar

    Google Play Google Play gives you access to thousands of free and paid apps, games, books and magazines, music, and movies. From the home screen, tap Navigating Google Play From Play Store, you will have multiple ways to search for apps, games and more. Tap a category to browse popular apps, games, movies, books, and music organized by popularity or category.

  • Page 59: Using Google Talk

    Accessing Calendar Settings Settings. While in the calendar, press Tap an account name, or tap General settings to change settings for all accounts. Using Google Talk Google Talk is Google’s instant messaging program, which enables you to communicate with other people who also use it. Opening Google Talk Talk.

  • Page 60: Google Local

    Enter a status message or if you already have one, edit it. In addition to the standard status settings, you can also tap Change to a recently-used status to select a message that you’ve entered previously. Press to return to your friends list. Starting a Chat Tap a friend in your friends list.

  • Page 61: Google Music, Google, Google Maps, Messenger, Navigation, News & Weather

    Google Music You can access up to 20,000 songs from your music collection by storing them in the cloud. You can also purchase music through Google Play with this app. Play Music to access Google Music. From the home screen, tap •...

  • Page 62: Play Books, Play Magazines, Play Movies & Tv, Voice Search, Youtube

    Play Books Browse and download millions of books, including recent bestsellers and thousands of free books. Play Magazines Discover hundreds of bestselling magazines, including new or back issues, from cooking to technology, travel, fashion, sports, photography, and so much more. Play Movies &...

  • Page 63: Phone Settings, Setting Date And Time, Display Settings, Sound Settings

    Phone Settings Setting Date and Time System settings Date & time. From the home screen, press Uncheck the Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone check boxes if you want to set the time, date, and time zone by yourself. Set date, time, time zone, and date/time format.

  • Page 64: Language Settings, Mobile Network Services, Security Settings

    Language Settings You can change the language of your phone system in two simple steps. System settings Language & input From the home screen, press Language. Tap a language to select it. Mobile Network Services System settings Mobile networks to From the home screen, press enable or disable data service, allow data services when roaming, or set access point names for data access.

  • Page 65: Protecting Your Phone With A Pin Or Password

    Unlocking the Screen with Your Pattern Press the Power/Lock Key to wake up the screen. Draw the pattern you set to unlock the screen. If you make a mistake, your phone will ask you to try again. Cannot Recall Your Screen Unlock Pattern? You have up to five attempts to unlock your phone.

  • Page 66: Disabling Screen Lock Settings, Setting Up Credential Storage

    Cannot Recall Your PIN or Password? You have up to five attempts to unlock your phone. If you still cannot recall the PIN or password, you will need to either contact your carrier for the PUK (PIN Unlock Key) code for the device or return it for service. Disabling Screen Lock Settings If you have created an unlock pattern, PIN or password, you can disable it.

  • Page 67: Managing Your Device Memory, Factory Reset, Managing Applications

    Managing Your Device Memory System settings Storage. You can view the From the home screen, press space information of the microSD card as well as the phone storage. • Unmount/Mount SD card: You can unmount the microSD card to safely remove it, or mount the card.

  • Page 68: Managing Other Settings

    Note: Installing applications from unknown sources may compromise your phone and personal data. Make sure that you select an application developed for your phone and processor type before installing it. Copy the application file to the microSD card and install the card on your phone.

  • Page 69: About Phone

    Power button ends call: When enabled, you can press the Power/Lock Key to end phone calls without turning the screen off. Auto-rotate screen: Change the orientation of some on-screen content based on the position of the phone. Quick start: Enable quick startup or shutdown. Speak passwords: Check this box to enable the speak passwords function.

  • Page 70: For Your Safety, General Safety

    For Your Safety General Safety Don’t make or receive handheld calls while driving. Don’t use at gas stations. And never text while driving. Keep your phone at least half an inch (15 mm) away Your phone may produce from your ear or body while a bright or flashing light.

  • Page 71: Fcc Regulations

    FCC Regulations This mobile phone complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 72: Rf Exposure Information (sar)

    RF Exposure Information (SAR) This phone is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission of the United States, Industry Canada of Canada. During SAR testing, this device was set to transmit at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands, and placed in positions that simulate RF exposure in usage against the head with no separation, and near the body with the separation of 0.4 inches (10 mm).

  • Page 73: Hearing Aid Compatibility (hac)

    While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phones and at various positions, they all meet the government requirements. SAR compliance for body-worn operation is based on a separation distance of 0.4 inches (10 mm) between the unit and the human body. Carry this device at least 0.4 inches (10 mm) away from your body to ensure RF exposure level compliant or lower to the reported level.

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    the phone with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal needs. This phone has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids.

  • Page 75: Ctia

    CTIA a) Do not disassemble or open crush, bend or deform, puncture or shred. b) Do not modify or remanufacture, attempt to insert foreign objects into the battery, immerse or expose to water or other liquids, expose to fire, explosion or other hazard.

  • Page 76: Distraction, Product Handling

    Distraction Driving Full attention must be given to driving at all times in order to reduce the risk of an accident. Using a phone while driving (even with a hands-free kit) can cause distraction and lead to an accident. You must comply with local laws and regulations restricting the use of wireless devices while driving.

  • Page 77: Small Children

    • Do not paint your phone or its accessories. • Do not attempt to disassemble your phone or its accessories. Only authorized personnel can do so. • Do not expose your phone or its accessories to extreme temperatures, minimum 23°F and maximum 122°F (minimum – 5°C and maximum + 50°C).

  • Page 78: Normal Use Position, Air Bags

    Antenna GPS antenna Bluetooth & Diversity Wi-Fi antenna antenna Antenna Do not touch the antenna unnecessarily. Normal Use Position When placing or receiving a phone call, hold your phone to your ear, with the bottom toward your mouth. Air Bags Do not place a phone in the area over an air bag or in the air bag deployment area as an airbag inflates with great force and serious injury could result.

  • Page 79: Repetitive Strain Injuries, Emergency Calls, Loud Noise, Phone Heating

    Repetitive Strain Injuries To minimize the risk of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) when texting or playing games with your phone: • Do not grip the phone too tightly. • Press the keys lightly. • Use the special features that are designed to minimize the times of pressing buttons, such as Message Templates and Predictive Text.

  • Page 80: Electrical Safety, Interference

    Electrical Safety Accessories Use only approved accessories. Do not connect with incompatible products or accessories. Take care not to touch or allow metal objects, such as coins or key rings, to contact or short-circuit in the battery terminals. Connection to a Car Seek professional advice when connecting a phone interface to the vehicle electrical system.

  • Page 81: Hearing Aids, Medical Devices

    to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. To achieve this, use the phone on the opposite ear to your pacemaker and do not carry it in a breast pocket. Hearing Aids People with hearing aids or other cochlear implants may experience interfering noises when using wireless devices or when one is nearby.

  • Page 82: Explosive Environments

    Interference in Cars Please note that because of possible interference to electronic equipment, some vehicle manufacturers forbid the use of mobile phones in their vehicles unless a hands-free kit with an external antenna is included in the installation. Explosive Environments Gas Stations and Explosive Atmospheres In locations with potentially explosive atmospheres, obey all posted signs to turn off wireless devices such as your phone or other radio equipment.

  • Page 83: Specifications

    Specifications Handset specifications are shown in the following table. Handset standards GSM/WCDMA support Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.2"(H) x 2.6"(W) x 0.4"(D) Weight 4.8 oz. (with battery) Display 540 x 960 Camera 5.0 megapixels Video capture Up to 30 fps (VGA) Internal memory 2.01 GB Removable memory card Up to 32 GB microSD card...

  • Page 84: Warranty

    Warranty ZTE offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed subscriber unit and its enclosed accessories will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period that expires one year from the date of sale of the Product to you, provided that you are the original end user purchaser of the Product and provided that your purchase was made from a supplier authorized by the Seller.

  • Page 85: Limited Warranty


  • Page 86: How To Get Warranty Service, Other Warranty Programs

    How to Get Warranty Service To obtain warranty service, please call (877) 817-1759. Please have the following information available when you send the phone in for repair: • A valid Proof of Purchase • Return address • Daytime phone number or fax number •...

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    Notes Notes...

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