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  • Page 1 User’s Guide 9354993 Issue 1...
  • Page 2 Includes RSA BSAFE cryptographic or security protocol software from RSA Security. The information contained in this user guide was written for Nokia 6100 phone. Nokia operates a policy of continuous development. Nokia reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    5. Phone book (Names) ..28 Loudspeaker .......... 10 Selecting the phone book settings. 28 MIDP JavaTM applications....10 Saving names and phone Nokia OTA settings service ....10 numbers (Add name) ......28 Dynamic memory......... 11 Saving multiple numbers 1. Your phone ......12 and text items per name....
  • Page 4 C o n t e n t s memory full........46 GPRS............ 76 Erasing messages......47 Services (Menu 12)......77 Chat............. 47 Basic steps for accessing and using WAP services....78 Voice messages ........ 48 Info messages ........48 Setting up the phone Message settings ......
  • Page 5: For Your Safety

    F O R Y O U R S A F E T Y FOR YOUR SAFETY Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. Further detailed information is given in this manual. Do not switch the phone on when wireless phone use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 6: Network Services

    F O R Y O U R S A F E T Y BACKUP COPIES Remember to make backup copies of all important data. WATER-RESISTANCE Your phone is not water-resistant. Keep it dry. CALLING Ensure the phone is switched on and in service. Enter the phone number, including the area code, then press .
  • Page 7: General Information

    Attach the sticker to your warranty card. Attach the sticker to the Nokia Club Invitation Card supplied in the sales package. Access codes • Security code (5 to 10 digits): The security code protects your phone against unauthorised use, and is supplied with the phone. The preset code is 12345.
  • Page 8 G e n e r a l i n f o r m a t i o n • Barring password (4 digits): The barring password is needed when using the Call barring service, see Security settings on page 61. You can obtain the password from your service provider.
  • Page 9: Overview Of The Functions In The Phone

    O v e r v i e w o f t h e f u n c t i o n s i n t h e p h o n e Overview of the functions in the phone The Nokia 6100 phone provides many functions which are practical for daily use, such as Calendar, Clock, Alarm clock, Calculator, and many more.
  • Page 10: Loudspeaker

    You can download new applications and games to your phone from a PC with a Java installer software or from WAP services, e.g. from Club Nokia. See Applications (Menu 9) on page 68. Nokia OTA settings service In order to use WAP, MMS, GPRS and other wireless services you need to set proper settings in your phone.
  • Page 11: Dynamic Memory

    O v e r v i e w o f t h e f u n c t i o n s i n t h e p h o n e Dynamic memory Your phone uses dynamic memory for some functions. Dynamic memory means that the phone’s memory is shared between different functions.
  • Page 12: Your Phone

    Y o u r p h o n e 1. Your phone Keys and connectors 1. Power key Switches the phone on and off. For example, when the keypad is locked, pressing the power key briefly turns the phone’s display lights on for approximately 15 seconds.
  • Page 13: Standby Mode

    Y o u r p h o n e 1. Charger connector 2. Pop-Port connector for headset and data cable, for example 3. Infrared (IR) port Standby mode When the phone is ready for use, and you have not keyed in any characters, the phone is in standby mode.
  • Page 14: Essential Indicators In Standby Mode

    Y o u r p h o n e Essential indicators in standby mode You have received one or several text or picture messages. See Reading and replying to a message or an e-mail on page 40. You have received one or several multimedia messages. See Reading and replying to a multimedia message on page 45.
  • Page 15: Putting On The Wrist Strap

    Y o u r p h o n e The loudspeaker has been activated, see Loudspeaker on page 24. Calls are limited to a closed user group. See Security settings on page 61. The timed profile is selected. See Profiles (Menu 3) on page 53. Headset, handsfree or loopset accessory is connected to the phone.
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    G e t t i n g s t a r t e d 2. Getting started Installing the SIM card and the battery Keep all miniature SIM cards out of the reach of small children. • The SIM card and its contacts can easily be damaged by scratches or bending, so be careful when handling, inserting or removing the card.
  • Page 17 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d 3. Insert the SIM card into the SIM card holder (6). Make sure that the SIM card is properly inserted and that the golden contact area on the card is faced like shown.
  • Page 18: Charging The Battery

    G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Charging the battery 1. Connect the lead from the charger to the socket on the bottom of your phone. 2. Connect the charger to an AC wall socket. The text Charging displayed briefly if the...
  • Page 19: Normal Operating Position

    G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Normal operating position Use the phone only in its normal operating position. Your phone has a built-in antenna. As with any other radio transmitting device, do not touch the antenna unnecessarily when the phone is switched on.
  • Page 20: Changing The Front Cover

    G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Changing the front cover Before changing the front cover, always switch off the power and disconnect the phone from the charger or any other device. Always store and use the phone with the covers attached.
  • Page 21 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d 4. To attach the front cover, first place the back part of the phone and the front cover properly together and then gently push on the bottom and the top of the phone until the catches are locked properly.
  • Page 22: Call Functions

    C a l l f u n c t i o n s 3. Call functions Making a call 1. Key in the phone number, including the area code. If you key in a Clear wrong character, press to delete it. For international calls, press twice for the international prefix (the + character replaces the international access code) and then key...
  • Page 23: Making A Conference Call

    C a l l f u n c t i o n s Making a conference call Conference calling is a network service that allows up to six persons to take part in a conference call. 1. Make a call to the first participant. 2.
  • Page 24: Options During A Call

    C a l l f u n c t i o n s Options during a call Many of the options that you can use during a call, are network services. Press Options during a call for some of the following options: Mute or Unmute, call,...
  • Page 25: Writing Text

    1. Start writing a word by using the keys . Press each key only once for one letter. The word changes after each keystroke. Example: To write Nokia when the English dictionary is selected, press once for N, once for o,...
  • Page 26: Writing Compound Words

    W r i t i n g t e x t More instructions for writing text, see Tips for writing text on page 27. 2. When you have finished writing the word and it is correct, confirm it by adding a space with or by pressing any of the scroll keys.
  • Page 27: Tips For Writing Text

    W r i t i n g t e x t Tips for writing text The following functions may also be available for writing text: • To insert a space, press • To move the cursor to the left, right, down or up, press the scroll keys , respectively.
  • Page 28: Phone Book (Names)

    P h o n e b o o k ( N a m e s ) 5. Phone book (Names) You can save names and phone numbers in the phone’s memory (internal phone book) and in the SIM card’s memory (SIM phone book). •...
  • Page 29: Saving Multiple Numbers And Text Items Per Name

    P h o n e b o o k ( N a m e s ) 4. When the name and number are saved, press Done. Tip: Quick save In standby mode, key in the phone number. Press Options, and select Save. Key in the name, press and Done.
  • Page 30: Searching For A Name In The Phone Book

    P h o n e b o o k ( N a m e s ) Searching for a name in the phone book 1. Press Names and select Search. 2. You can key in the first characters of the name you are searching for in the pop-up window.
  • Page 31: Sending And Receiving A Business Card

    P h o n e b o o k ( N a m e s ) 3. Select One by one, Default nos.. • If you select One by one, scroll to the name you want to copy and press Copy. Default nos.
  • Page 32: Speed Dials

    P h o n e b o o k ( N a m e s ) Speed dials To make a call by using the speed dialling keys, see Speed dialling a phone number on page 22. Assigning a number to a speed dialling key Press Names, select Speed dials and scroll to the speed dialling key...
  • Page 33: Caller Groups

    P h o n e b o o k ( N a m e s ) Caller groups You can arrange the names and phone numbers saved in the phone book into caller groups. For each caller group, you can set the phone to play a specific ringing tone and show a selected logo on the display when you receive a call from a phone number in the group, see below.
  • Page 34: Using The Menu

    U s i n g t h e m e n u 6. Using the menu The phone offers you an extensive range of functions which are grouped in menus. Most of the menu functions are provided with a brief help text.
  • Page 35: List Of Menu Functions

    U s i n g t h e m e n u List of menu functions 1. Messages 3. Dialled numbers 4. Delete recent call lists 1. Text messages 1. All 1. Create message 2. Missed 2. Inbox 3. Received 3.
  • Page 36 U s i n g t h e m e n u 4. Outdoor (same submenus as 4. Screen saver timeout in General) 5. Display brightness 5. Pager (same submenus as in 5. Tone settings General) 1. Incoming call alert 2.
  • Page 37 4. Settings 1. Home 1. Game sounds 2. Bookmarks 2. Game lights 3. Shakes 3. Service inbox 4. Club Nokia ID 4. Settings 9. Applications 1. Active service settings 2. Edit active service settings 1. Select application 3. Appearance settings 2.
  • Page 38: Menu Functions

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s 7. Menu functions Messages (Menu 1) You can read, write, send and save text, multimedia, and e-mail messages. All the messages are organised in folders. Before you can send any text, picture, and e-mail messages, you need to save your message centre number, see Message settings on page 48.
  • Page 39 M e n u f u n c t i o n s 4. Enter the recipient’s phone number or search for the phone number in the phone book. Press to send the message. Note: When sending messages via the SMS network service, your phone may display the words Message sent.
  • Page 40 M e n u f u n c t i o n s See also Inserting a text template in a message or in an e-mail on page 41. Inserting a picture is not possible. 5. To send the e-mail, press Options selectSend e-mail.
  • Page 41 M e n u f u n c t i o n s Select Message details to view the sender’s name and phone number, the message centre used, reception date and time. Select Use detail to extract numbers, e-mail addresses and website addresses from the current message.
  • Page 42 M e n u f u n c t i o n s characters that you can enter in a message, depends on the size of the picture. To view the text and the picture together before sending the message, press Options and select Preview.
  • Page 43: Multimedia Messages

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s To edit the content of a distribution list, you have to be in the list view with the option View list. Press Options to get the following options to edit the content of a distribution list: •...
  • Page 44 M e n u f u n c t i o n s Multimedia messaging supports the following formats: • Picture: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP. • Sound: Scalable Polyphonic MIDI (SP-MIDI) and monophonic ringing tones. If the received message contains any unsupported elements, they may be replaced with the file name and the text Object format not supported Note that you are not able to receive any multimedia messages if you...
  • Page 45 M e n u f u n c t i o n s 4. To send the message, press Options and select Send to number Send to e-mail). 5. Enter the recipient’s phone number (or e-mail address) or search for the phone number (or e-mail address) in the phone book.
  • Page 46: Multimedia Messages

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Message details to view the message subject, size and class. • Play to listen to the sound in the message. • Save sound clip to save the sound in the Gallery. •...
  • Page 47: Chat

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s 2. To delete all the messages in a folder, scroll to the folder and press OK. Then press when Delete all read messages from folder? displayed. To delete all read messages from all the folders, scroll to All read press .
  • Page 48: Voice Messages

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Press Menu, and select Messages Voice messages. Select • Listen to voice messages to call your voice mailbox at the phone number you have saved within the Voice mailbox number menu.
  • Page 49 M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Select Message validity to select the time for how long the network should attempt to deliver your message. • For message type Text, select Default recipient number to save a default number to send messages for this message profile.
  • Page 50 WAP service that you want to use. For more information, contact your network operator or service provider, or visit Club Nokia’s website ( Font size setting To select the font size for reading and writing messages, press Menu,...
  • Page 51: Service Commands

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Service commands Press Menu, and select Messages Service commands. Key in and send service requests (also known as USSD commands) such as activation commands for network services, to your service provider. Call register (Menu 2) The phone registers the phone numbers of missed, received and dialled calls, and the approximate length...
  • Page 52: Call Counters And Call Timers

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s only those numbers in the missed calls, received calls or dialled numbers lists. You cannot undo the operation. Call counters and call timers Note: The actual invoice for calls and services from your service provider may vary, depending upon network features, rounding-off for billing, taxes and so forth.
  • Page 53: Profiles (Menu 3)

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Profiles (Menu 3) Your phone has various setting groups, profiles, for which you can customise the phone tones for different events and environments. At first, personalise the profiles to your liking and then you only need to activate a profile to use it.
  • Page 54: Settings (Menu 4)

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Settings (Menu 4) Time and date settings Clock Press Menu, and select Settings, Time and date settings and Clock. Select Show clock to show the clock on the top right of the display in standby mode.
  • Page 55: Anykey Answer

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s your service provider. Divert options not supported by your SIM card or your network operator may not be shown. Select the divert option you want, for example, select Divert if busy divert the voice calls when your number is busy or when you reject an incoming call.
  • Page 56: Phone Settings

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Summary after call Press Menu, and select Settings, Call settings Summary after call. Select and the phone will briefly display the duration and cost (network service) of the last call. Send my caller identity Press Menu, and select Settings, Call settings...
  • Page 57: Welcome Note

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s You can set the keypad of your phone to lock automatically after a preset time delay. You can set the delay time from 10 seconds up to 60 minutes and when the time is up, the keypad locks automatically preventing accidental keypresses.
  • Page 58: Display Settings

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Help text activation To set the phone to show or not to show the help texts, press Menu, and select Settings, Phone settings Help text activation. See also Using the menu on page 34. Start-up tone To set the phone to play or not to play a start-up tone when the phone is switched on, press Menu, and select Settings,...
  • Page 59: Operator Logo

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Colour schemes You can change the colour in some display components, for example, indicators and signal bars. Press Menu, and selectSettings, Display settings Colour schemes. Select the desired colour scheme. Operator logo To set your phone to display or hide the operator logo, press Menu, and selectSettings,...
  • Page 60: Tone Settings

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Tone settings Press Menu, and select Settings and then Tone settings. You can find the same settings in the Profiles menu, see Profiles (Menu 3) on page 53. Note that the settings you make, change the settings in the active profile.
  • Page 61: Security Settings

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Select Automatic answer to set the phone to answer an incoming call automatically after five seconds. If the Incoming call alert is set Beep once or Off, automatic answer will not be in use. •...
  • Page 62: Restore Factory Settings

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Restore factory settings To reset some of the menu settings to their original values, press Menu, and select Settings Restore factory settings. Key in the security code and press OK.
  • Page 63 M e n u f u n c t i o n s You may save up to 60 ringing tones with an average size of 5kB of which 20 are removable and up to 35 images with an average size of 10kB.
  • Page 64: Organiser (Menu 7)

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s 4. Scroll to the desired file. Press Options and some of the following options are available: • Open to open the seleted file. • Delete to delete the seleted file. •...
  • Page 65 M e n u f u n c t i o n s The other options for the calendar views may include: • Options for making a note, for sending a note via IR, or as a note directly to another phone’s calendar or as a text message. •...
  • Page 66: To-Do List

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Reminder - Key in the subject for the reminder, press Options select Save. To set the alarm for the note, select Alarm on and then set the alarm time. When you have set the alarm, the indicator is displayed when you view the notes.
  • Page 67: Games (Menu 8)

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Games (Menu 8) Note: Your phone must be switched on to use this function. Do not switch the phone on when wireless phone use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger. Launching a game Menu 1.
  • Page 68: Memory Status For Games

    Press Menu, and select Games Settings to set sounds, lights and shakes for the game. You can save your Club Nokia membership number, Club Nokia ID. For more information on Club Nokia and the game services, visit Availability may vary by country.
  • Page 69: Downloading An Application

    Note that if you delete a pre-installed application or an application set from your phone, you may download it back to your phone from the Nokia Software Market, • Web access to restrict the application for accessing the network.
  • Page 70 • Use the Java Application installer from PC Suite to download the applications in your phone. Note that Nokia does not warrant for applications from non-Nokia sites. If you choose to download Java applications from them, you should take the same precautions, for security or content, as you would with any site.
  • Page 71: Memory Status For Applications

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Memory status for applications To view the size of memory available for game and application installations, press Menu, and select Applications and Memory. You may save up to six applications and/or games with a maximum size of 64kB each.
  • Page 72: Countdown Timer

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Making a currency conversion 1. Press Menu, and select Extras and Calculator. 2. To save the exchange rate, press Options and select Exchange rate. Select either of the displayed options. Key in the exchange rate, press for a decimal point, and press OK.
  • Page 73: Wallet

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Time observation and time splitting 1. Press Menu, and select Extras, Stopwatch Split timing. You can select Continue if you have set the timing in the background. 2.
  • Page 74 M e n u f u n c t i o n s When you access the wallet for the first time, you need to create your own wallet code. At Create wallet code: key in the code and press confirm it and at Verify wallet code: key in the code again and press OK.
  • Page 75: Connectivity (Menu 11)

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Wallet settings Press Menu, select Extras, Wallet and Settings. Select • Code request to set the wallet code request to on or off. You need to key in the correct wallet code before you can set the code request to on or off.
  • Page 76: Gprs

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Note: Your phone must be switched on to use this function. Do not switch the phone on when wireless phone use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger. Sending and receiving data via IR •...
  • Page 77: Services (Menu 12)

    You can also set the GPRS dial-up service settings (Access Point Name) on your PC by using the Nokia Modem Options software, see PC Suite on page 89. If you have set the settings both on your PC and on your phone, note that the settings set on the PC will be used.
  • Page 78: Basic Steps For Accessing And Using Wap Services

    WAP service that you want to use. For more information, contact your network operator or service provider, or visit Club Nokia’s website ( You can also key in the settings manually or add and edit the settings with PC Suite.
  • Page 79 M e n u f u n c t i o n s Keying in the service settings manually 1. Press Menu, and select Services, and Settings. 2. Select Active service settings. You need to activate the set where you want to save the service settings.
  • Page 80: Making A Connection To A Wap Service

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Data call speed - Select the speed you want to use, or select Automatic. Automatic is available only if the current selected data call type is Analogue. The actual data call speed depends on the service provider.
  • Page 81: Browsing The Pages Of A Wap Service

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Open the homepage of the WAP service: Press Menu, and select Services and Home. Tip: To quickly open the homepage, press and hold standby mode. • Select a bookmark of the WAP service: Press Menu, and select Services, Bookmarks, and select a bookmark.
  • Page 82 M e n u f u n c t i o n s Options while browsing Press Options and select one of the options available. The service provider may also offer other options. Select • Home to go back to the homepage of the WAP service. •...
  • Page 83: Ending A Wap Connection

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Ending a WAP connection To quit browsing and to end the connection, press and select Options Quit. When Quit browsing? is shown, press Yes. Alternatively, press . If GSM data is the selected data bearer, press twice.
  • Page 84: Bookmarks

    OK. Note that your phone may have some pre-installed bookmarks for sites not affiliated with Nokia. Nokia does not warrant or endorse these sites. If you choose to access them, you should take the same precautions, for security or content, as you would with any Internet site, for example.
  • Page 85: The Cache Memory

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s • If you press Exit the message is moved to the Service inbox. To access the Service inbox later, press Menu, and select Services, and Service inbox. To access the Service inbox while browsing, press...
  • Page 86: Browser Security

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s The phone indicates if the identity of the WAP server or WAP gateway cannot be verified, if the WAP server or WAP gateway certificate is not authentic or if you do not have the correct authority certificate in your phone.
  • Page 87 M e n u f u n c t i o n s • Change signing PIN to select the signing PIN you want to change. Key in the current signing PIN code. Press Change and key in the new code twice.
  • Page 88: Sim Services (Menu 13)

    M e n u f u n c t i o n s Digital signature You can make digital signatures with your phone. The signature can be traced back to you via the user certificate that was used to perform the signature.
  • Page 89: Pc Connectivity

    • Nokia Sound Converter to edit polyphonic ringing tones to be compatible with your phone and to transfer them to your phone. • Nokia Content Copier to copy data or back-up data from your phone to PC or to another Nokia phone.
  • Page 90: Gprs And Hscsd

    P C C o n n e c t i v i t y • Nokia 6100 data modem drivers enable you to use your phone as a modem. • Nokia Modem Options contains settings for HSCSD and GPRS connections.
  • Page 91: Battery Statements

    B a t t e r y s t a t e m e n t s 9. Battery statements Charging and Discharging Your phone is powered by a rechargeable battery. Note that a new battery's full performance is achieved only after two or three complete charge and discharge cycles! The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of times but it will eventually wear out.
  • Page 92: 10. Technical Information

    10. Technical Information Weight........77 grams (6.4 ounces) with BL-4C battery Battery........720 mAh Li-polymer Battery Networks........Wireless networks GSM 900, 1800 and1900 Size (volume)......3.69 cubic inches (60.3 cc) Frequency range (Tx) ..........GSM 900: 880 - 915 Mhz ..........GSM 1800: 1710 - 1785 Mhz ..........GSM1900: 1850 - 1910 Mhz Frequency range (Rx) ..........GSM 900: 925 - 960 Mhz...
  • Page 93: 11. Patents

    11. Patents Manufactured or sold under one or more of the following US Patents. Asterisk (*) indicates design patents pending.: 4558302 5557639 5870683 6029128 6201876 4868846 5581244 5887266 6038238 6219560 4969192 5625274 5889770 6043760 6240076 4969192 5640395 5892475 6047196 6240079 5001372 5664053 5898925...
  • Page 94: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Your phone is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be treated with care. The suggestions below will help you to fulfil any warranty obligations and to enjoy this product for many years. • Keep the phone and all its parts and accessories out of the reach of small children.
  • Page 95: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Traffic safety Don’t use a hand-held telephone while driving a vehicle. If you’re using a hand-held phone, park the vehicle before conversing. Always secure the phone in its holder and don’t place the phone on the passenger seat or where it can break loose in a collision or sudden stop.
  • Page 96: Hearing Aids

    Hearing aids Some digital wireless phones may interfere with hearing aids. In the event of such interference, consult your wireless provider. Other medical devices Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including cellular phones, may interfere with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices.
  • Page 97: Emergency Calls

    Vehicles Only qualified personnel should install or service the phone in a vehicle. Faulty installation or service may be dangerous and invalidate the warranty. RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles (for example, electronic fuel injection systems, electronic anti-skid (anti-lock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, air bag systems).
  • Page 98 MAKING AN EMERGENCY CALL Note: Some networks may require that a valid SIM card be properly inserted in the phone. Official emergency numbers vary by location (for example, 911 or other official emergency number). 1. If the phone is not on, switch it on. Check for adequate signal strength.
  • Page 99 For SAR information in other regions please look under product information at For body worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with the Nokia accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of other accessories...
  • Page 100: Appendix

    APPENDIX A message from the CTIA © 2001 Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. All Rights Reserved. 1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: (202) 785-0081 Safety is the most important call you will ever make. A Guide to Safe and Responsible Wireless Phone Use Tens of millions of people in the u.s.
  • Page 101 When it comes to the use of wireless phones, safety is your most important call. Wireless Phone “Safety Tips” Below are safety tips to follow while driving and using a wireless phone which should be easy to remember. 1. Get to know your wireless phone and its features such as speed dial and redial.
  • Page 102 before you begin your trip or attempt to coincide your calls with times you may be stopped at a stop sign, red light or otherwise stationary. But if you need to dial while driving, follow this simple tip--dial only a few numbers, check the road and your mirrors, then continue.
  • Page 103: A Message From The U.s. Food And Drug Administration

    their responsibilities as safe drivers and good citizens. As we approach a new century, more and more of us will take advantage of the benefits of wireless telephones. And, as we take to the roads, we all have a responsibility to drive safely. The wireless industry reminds you to use your phone safely when driving.
  • Page 104 authority to take action if wireless phones are shown to emit radiofrequency energy (RF) at a level that is hazardous to the user. In such a case, FDA could require the manufacturers of wireless phones to notify users of the health hazard and to repair, replace or recall the phones so that the hazard no longer exists.
  • Page 105 they can get from wireless phones. Base stations are thus not the subject of the safety questions discussed in this document. 3. What kinds of phones are the subject of this update? The term wireless phone refers here to hand-held wireless phones with built-in antennas, often called cell mobile or PCS phones.
  • Page 106 existence of any harmful health effects from wireless phone RF exposures. However, none of the studies can answer questions about long-term exposures, since the average period of phone use in these studies was around three years. 5. What research is needed to decide whether RF exposure from wireless phones poses a health risk? A combination of laboratory studies and epidemiological studies of people actually using wireless phones would provide some of the data...
  • Page 107 industry, and academic organizations. CTIA-funded research is conducted through contracts to independent investigators. The initial research will include both laboratory studies and studies of wireless phone users. The CRADA will also include a broad assessment of additional research needs in the context of the latest research developments around the world.
  • Page 108 tissue-simulating model of the human head. Standardized SAR test methodology is expected to greatly improve the consistency of measurements made at different laboratories on the same phone. SAR is the measurement of the amount of energy absorbed in tissue, either by the whole body or a small part of the body.
  • Page 109 effects. Their recommendation to limit wireless phone use by children was strictly precautionary; it was not based on scientific evidence that any health hazard exists. 11. What about wireless phone interference with medical equipment? Radiofrequency energy (RF) from wireless phones can interact with some electronic devices.
  • Page 110 World Health Organization (WHO) International EMF Project National Radiological Protection Board (UK) July 18, 2001 For updates:

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