Samsung SPH-m300 User Manual

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M300 VMC Guide.book Page i Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM
SPH-m300
P O R T A B L E
T r i - M o d e
T E L E P H O N E
User Guide
Please read this manual before operating your phone,
and keep it for future reference.
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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page i Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM SPH-m300 P O R T A B L E T r i - M o d e T E L E P H O N E User Guide Please read this manual before operating your phone, and keep it for future reference.

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    Manufacturing Company AKA 3M CORPORATION DELAWARE. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of...

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    In addition, Samsung shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase or use of the product or arising from the breach of the express warranty, including incidental, special or consequential damages, or loss of anticipated profits or benefits.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page iv Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page vi Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Table of Contents Getting Started............1 Closed View of Phone ........1 Open View of Phone .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page vii Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Tools..............57 Bluetooth ..........57 Today and Scheduler.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page viii Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Web ..............93 The Wireless Web ........93 My Stuff ...............

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page ix Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone ... . . 115 Caring for the Battery ........117 Owner’s Record.

  • Page 9: Getting Started, Closed View Of Phone

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 1 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Getting Started Closed View of Phone Camera Lens External Display Screen Getting Started 1...

  • Page 10: Open View Of Phone

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 2 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Open View of Phone 1. Speaker 2. Display Screen 3. Navigation Key 11. Headset Jack 4. Left Softkey 12. Right Softkey 7. Volume Key 13. Camera Key 5. Menu/OK Key 14.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 3 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Key Functions 1. Speaker: Allows you to hear the other caller and the different ring tones and sounds offered by your phone. 2. Display Screen: Displays all the information needed to operate your phone.

  • Page 12: Viewing The Display Screen

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 4 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 11. Headset Jack: Allows you to plug in an optional headset for safe, convenient hands-free conversations. 12. Right Softkey: Can be used in several different ways. • In idle mode, press to access your Bluetooth. •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 5 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Analog: Indicates that your phone is receiving analog service. 3G Data: Indicates that your web connection is active and data is being transferred. Incoming voice calls go directly to voicemail. Outgoing voice calls can be made, but the web connection will terminate.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 6 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Failed Message: Indicates that the message failed to send. Pending Message: Indicates that you have a pending message. Draft Message: Indicates that the message is a draft. Locked Msg: Indicates that the message is locked. A passcode must be entered before the message can be opened.

  • Page 15: Features Of Your Phone

    Bluetooth Enabled: Indicates that Bluetooth technology is enabled. Bluetooth Connected: Indicates that Bluetooth technology is connected. Features of Your Phone Congratulations on the purchase of your Samsung SPH-m300 phone. This phone is lightweight, easy-to-use, reliable, and offers many significant features and service options: Getting Started 7...

  • Page 16: Turning Your Phone On And Off

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 8 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Dual-band/Tri-Mode capability provides access to other Digital Networks where roaming agreements are established. See "Roaming" on page 24. • Wireless Web provides access to the wireless Internet in digital mode. See "Web"...

  • Page 17: Using Your Phone's Battery And Charger

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 9 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM To turn your phone off: • Press and hold for two seconds until you see the powering down animation on the display screen. Your screen remains blank while your phone is off (unless the battery is charging).

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 10 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 2. To remove the cover plate: push on the thumb tab (1) and slide the cover plate away from the handset (2). • To remove the battery: pull the top of the battery away from the phone (1) and disconnect it (2).

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 11 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • To insert the battery: insert the battery into the opening on the back of the phone at an angle (3), making sure the metal contacts on the battery connect with the matching connectors in the phone.

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    A “Low Battery Recharge Soon” message appears on the phone’s display screen. Always use a Samsung-approved desktop charger, travel adapter, or vehicle power adapter to charge your battery. Warning! FOR CONNECTION TO AN ELECTRICAL SUPPLY NOT LOCATED IN NORTH AMERICA, YOU MUST USE AN ADAPTOR OF THE PROPER CONFIGURATION FOR THE POWER OUTLET.

  • Page 21: Phone Basics, Displaying Your Phone Number, Making And Answering Calls

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 13 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Phone Basics Note: Your phone can display its various features and options in one of two different menu styles, Grid style and List style. By default, your phone is set to Grid style.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 14 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Press to call. 4. Press or close the phone when you are finished. Tip: To redial your last recent call, press twice. You can also place calls from your phone using Voice Dial (page 36), Speed Dialing numbers from your Contacts (page 18), or using your Call History listings (page 73).

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 15 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Missed Call Notification When an incoming call is not answered, a Missed Call message is displayed on your screen. • To dial a missed call press Calling Emergency Numbers You can place calls to 911 (dial and press ), even if your phone is...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 16 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • (8) Voice Memo: allows you to record the current conversation. (For more information, see "Reviewing and Erasing Memos" on page 43.) • (9) Tools: accesses the Tools menu options. •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 17 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Dialing and Saving Phone Numbers With Pauses You can dial or save phone numbers with pauses for use with automated systems, such as voicemail or credit card billing numbers. There are two types of pauses available on your phone: •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 18 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5. Press for Abbrev. Dial. 6. Press the navigation key up to select On and press MENU 7. Input the five or six digit prefix and press to Save. MENU Making an Abbreviated Dial Call To make a call:...

  • Page 27: Entering Text

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 19 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 2. Press and hold the second digit for approximately two seconds. (The display confirms that the number has been dialed when it shows “Speed Dial #...”.) Entering Text Selecting a Character Input Mode Your phone provides convenient ways to enter words, letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers whenever you are prompted to enter text (for example, when adding a Contacts entry or when sending text messages).

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 20 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Entering Characters Using Alpha mode To enter characters by tapping the keypad, select the Alpha mode (see "Selecting a Character Input Mode" on page 19). Press the corresponding key repeatedly until the desired character appears.

  • Page 29: Using Voicemail, Using Caller Id

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 21 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Entering Numbers and Symbols To enter numbers: • Select the Number mode and press the appropriate key. (See "Selecting a Character Input Mode" on page 19.) To enter symbols: •...

  • Page 30: Responding To Call Waiting, Making A Three-way Call

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 22 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Responding to Call Waiting When you’re on a call, Call Waiting alerts you of incoming calls by sounding two beeps. Your phone’s screen informs you that another call is coming in and displays the caller’s phone number (if it is available and you are in digital mode).

  • Page 31: Tty Use With Handset

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 23 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM TTY Use With Handset A TTY (also known as a TDD or Text Telephone), is a telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech or language disabilities to communicate by telephone.

  • Page 32: Roaming, Understanding Roaming

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 24 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Roaming Understanding Roaming Recognizing Icons on the Display Screen Your phone’s display screen always lets you know when you’re off the network. The following chart indicates what you’ll see depending on where you’re using your phone.

  • Page 33: Setting Your Phone's System

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 25 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Note: If you are on a call when you leave the network and enter an area where roaming is available, your call is dropped. If your call is dropped in an area where you think service is available, turn your phone Off and On again to reconnect to the network.

  • Page 34: Menus, Menu Styles

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 26 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Menus Menu Styles Your phone can display the various features and options in one of two different menu styles: Note: For more information on changing the menu style between Grid style and List style, see "Changing the Phone’s Menu Style"...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 27 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Changing the Phone’s Menu Style Your phone allows you to choose how the menu appears on your display screen. To select the phone’s menu style: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2.

  • Page 36: Viewing The Menus

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 28 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Viewing the Menus Menu Diagram The following list outlines your phone’s menu structure: 1: My Account 2: Contacts 1: Find 2: Add New Entry 3: Speed Dial #s 4: Group Setting 1: Unassigned 2: Family 3: Friends...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 29 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5: Messages continued 5: Voicemail 1: Call Voicemail 2: Details 3: Clear Envelope 6: Settings 1: Notification (Message and Icon/Icon only) 2: Sending Options 1: Priority (Normal/Urgent) 2: Call Back # 1: None 2: MDN 3: Other...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 30 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 7: My Stuff continued 3: Wallpaper • Get New Wallpaper 4: Applications • Get New Applications 8: Tools 1: Bluetooth 1: Trusted Devices 2: Enable (On/Off) 3: Visibility • Always Visible •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 31 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 8: Tools continued 9: Alarm Clock 1: Alarm #1 2: Alarm #2 3: Alarm #3 0: Calculator 9: Settings 1: Display 1: Wallpaper 1: Main LCD 1: Preset Image 2: My Stuff 3: My Pictures (In Camera/Saved to Phone) 2: External LCD (Digital/Analog) 2: Menu Style (Grid Style/List Style) 3: Incoming Call...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 32 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 9: Settings continued 5: Predication Start • 3rd letters • 4th letters • 5th letters 6: Dual Language (None/French) 7: Insert Space (On/Off) 8: Info 2: Sounds 1: Ringer Type 1: Voice Calls 1: With Caller ID 2: No Caller ID...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 33 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 9: Settings continued 3: Voice Service 1: Digit Dialing 1: Adapt Digits 2: Reset Digits (Yes/No) 2: Sensitivity 1: Commands 1: Reject More 2: Recommended 3: Reject Less 2: Names (same options as Commands) 3: Choice Lists 1: Name Dialing 1: Automatic...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 34 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 9: Settings continued 6: Launch Pad 1: Up Key • My Account • Contacts • Messages • Text Inbox • Send Message • My Stuff • Web • Voice Service •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 35 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM In-Call Options Menu continued 7: Messaging 8: Voice Memo 9: Tools 0: Phone Info Camera Options Menu When you are in Camera Preview Mode, press the right softkey for Options to access the following options: 1: Self Timer 1: Off 2: 5 Sec...

  • Page 44: Voice Kit

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 36 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Voice Kit Voice Service Voice recognition allows you to say commands to perform common functions supported by your phone. There is no voice training required to use the voice recognition feature.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 37 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Tips for using Voice Dial: • Voice Dial works best in quieter environments. • When saying a number, speak at a normal speed and say each digit clearly. There is no need to pause between digits. •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 38 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Note: In some cases, the phone might ask you to repeat a name or number. Make sure that the number is a valid 7, 10, or 11 digit North American phone number, and then say the number again.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 39 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Customizing Voice Dial Adapting Voice Dial Voice Dialing is speaker independent, which means that no initial training or adaptation is required. Some users with heavy accents or unusual voice characteristics may encounter difficulty in achieving high accuracy with speaker independent Voice Dialing.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 40 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 6. Wait for the beep, and then repeat the digits using a normal tone of voice. (The phone plays back your recording and asks you if the recording sounds "OK.") •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 41 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5. Press the navigation key up or down to select Reject More or Reject Less and press MENU • If you select Reject More, your phone will require a more exact sound match and if you select Reject Less, your phone will require a less exact sound match.

  • Page 50: Voice Memo

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 42 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Press for Name Settings. 5. Press for Speed or for Volume. 6. Press the navigation key up or down to select Faster or Slower and press MENU Changing Voice Launch By default, the Voice Dial feature is activated by pressing and holding .

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 43 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM To record a conversation during a phone call: 1. During a call, press the right softkey for Options. 2. Press for Voice Memo. (As it is recording, the phone displays a countdown timer that shows how many seconds are left for recording.) •...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 44 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5. Press the right softkey for Options followed by for Erase. 6. Press the navigation key up to select Yes and press MENU To erase all voice memos: 1. Press for Menu, followed by for Tools, followed by MENU...

  • Page 53: Messages, Text Messaging

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 45 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Messages Now you can exchange text and multimedia messages right from your phone and stay connected without saying a word. Within the Messaging menu you can also view the number of voicemail messages you have waiting for you. For more information on using your phone’s voicemail feature, see "Voicemail"...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 46 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • To enter a phone number or email address, highlight either the Mobile or Email box and use the keypad to enter the number. When you are finished, press .

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 47 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Edit: allows you to re-enter the message recipients and the message. • Priority: allows you to set the priority level between Normal and Urgent. • Call Back #: allows you to select None to omit the call back #, to select your phone #, or to select Other to enter a different call back number.

  • Page 56: Picture Mail

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 48 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Picture Mail Your phone gives you the ability to take pictures, view them using the phone's display, and instantly send them to your friends and family. In addition to sending your pictures to friends and family, you can also send them to a Picture Mail Web site for storage.

  • Page 57: Web Alert

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 49 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • If you wish to add an audio clip, highlight Audio and press the right softkey for Record. From the Add Voice Memo screen, press the left softkey for Record to record your message. When finished, press the left softkey for Done.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 50 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • By displaying at the top of the screen. New Voicemail Message Alerts When you receive a new voice message, your phone alerts you and prompts you to call your voicemail. To call your voicemail: •...

  • Page 59: Settings

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 51 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Viewing the Message Details You can check to see how many voicemail messages you have, and the time of the last voicemail message. To view voicemail message details: 1. Press for Menu.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 52 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Auto Erase: If Yes is selected, old messages are automatically deleted from the mail boxes when they become full. This allows the new messages to be added to a full mail box without having to manually delete old messages to free up space first.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 53 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Select Normal or Urgent using the navigation key and press MENU select. Call Back Number This option allows you to enter a call back number that is automatically attached to your outgoing messages.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 54 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 2. Press the navigation key up or down to highlight On or Off and press MENU 3. If signatures are on, your current signature is displayed. Press and hold to erase the signature.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 55 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Press: • for Voicemail • for Text Message • for Picture Mail • for Web Alert 4. Press the navigation key left or right to select Ring Tones, Melodies, My Stuff, or Single Tones.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 56 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Auto Erase This option allows you to automatically delete old messages when the Inbox becomes full. This prevents new messages from being rejected due to the Inbox being full. To turn this option On or Off: 1.

  • Page 65: Tools, Today And Scheduler

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 57 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Tools Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that allows you to connect wirelessly to a number of Bluetooth devices, such as headsets, hands-free car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds, PCs, printers, and wireless phones. For more information, see "Bluetooth"...

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 58 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM To add an event for a specific calendar date: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2. Press for Tools. 3. Press for Scheduler. 4. Using the navigation key scroll to the desired date. 5.

  • Page 67: Task List

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 59 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 2. Press for Tools. 3. Press for Today or for Scheduler. • If you selected , the day’s events are displayed. • If you selected , use the navigation key to scroll to the desired date and press to view that day’s events.

  • Page 68: Countdown

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 60 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Enter the task description using the keypad and press the left softkey for Next. 5. Enter the Due Time and Date using the keypad. (Press for AM and for PM.) PQRS 6.

  • Page 69: Memo Pad

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 61 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Enter a name using the keypad and press MENU 5. Enter the Input Time. (Press for AM or for PM.) PQRS 6. Enter the Input Date values and press the left softkey for Done.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 62 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Enter up to 64 characters in the memo using the keypad and press the left softkey for Save. (See "Entering Text" on page 19.) To view a memo: 1.

  • Page 71: Using The Alarm Clock

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 63 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Note: Your handset does not automatically turn DST on or off based on the calendar date. Using the Alarm Clock Your phone comes with a built-in alarm clock with multiple alarm times. To use the alarm clock: 1.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 64 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5. Use the navigation key to select a mathematical function: • Left to Subtract • Right to Add • Up to Multiply • Down to Divide 6. Enter the next number using the keypad. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as necessary.

  • Page 73: Pictures, Taking Pictures

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 65 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Pictures Taking Pictures Taking pictures with your phone’s built-in camera is as simple as choosing a subject, pointing the lens, and pressing a button. You can activate camera mode and take pictures whether the phone is open or closed.

  • Page 74: Camera Options

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 66 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Camera Options There are several settings associated with the full-color digital camera. These settings allow you to customize how the camera operates when taking pictures. To set a camera option: 1.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 67 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Fluorescent: Adjusts the white balance to match the inside lighting conditions displayed using common fluorescent lighting. • Manual: Allows you to adjust the white balance settings manually. Night Shot: Adjusts the camera to take images in dark lighting conditions.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 68 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Setting the Self-timer To activate the Self-timer and get yourself in on the picture: 1. With the phone open and in Camera mode, press the right softkey for Options. 2.

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    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 69 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Note: When pictures are assigned as your wallpaper, they are modified to fit the screen. When you access either location, the following options are available when you press the right softkey •...

  • Page 78: Online Albums

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 70 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Press for My Pictures. 4. Using the navigation key, select Saved to Phone and press MENU Online Albums Online Albums are remote storage spaces that can be accessed using your phone. The locations can be used to save pictures from your phone.

  • Page 79: Settings And Info

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 71 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Press for Online Albums. 4. Select View Albums and press MENU 5. Use the navigation key to select the desired album and press MENU Accessing Online Picture Message Options From Your Phone 1.

  • Page 80

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 72 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Auto Erase Setting Auto Erase to On or Off allows you to automatically erase all pictures from the phone after they are uploaded to an online album. View Mode The View Mode screen allows you to change the viewing mode for pictures between Full Screen and Wide Screen.

  • Page 81: Call History, Viewing History, Call History Options

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 73 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Call History Viewing History You’ll find the Call History feature very helpful. It is a list of the last 20 phone numbers (or Contacts entries) for calls you missed, made, or accepted. Call History makes redialing a number fast and easy.

  • Page 82: Making A Call From Call History, Saving A Phone Number From Call History

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 74 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Press the left softkey to Call the phone number. Press the right softkey Options to select one of the following options for the entry: • Send Msg: to send a text or picture message to the phone number. •...

  • Page 83: Prepending A Phone Number From Call History, Erasing Call History

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 75 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5. Press the right softkey for Options and select Save. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the entry. (See "Saving a Phone Number" on page 16.) After you have saved the number, the new Contacts entry is displayed. Note: You cannot save phone numbers already in your Contacts or from calls identified as Unknown ID or Restricted.

  • Page 84: Air Time

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 76 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Air Time Air time allows you to check the time of the last call or the total air time since your phone was activated on the network. These times are not meant for billing purposes.

  • Page 85

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 77 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Settings Display Changing the Wallpaper Your new phone offers options for what you see on the display screen when in standby mode. To change the display images: 1. Press for Menu.

  • Page 86

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 78 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM To select the Incoming Call style: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2. Press for Settings. WXYZ 3. Press for Display. 4. Press for Incoming Call. 5. Press for With Caller ID or for No Caller ID.

  • Page 87

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 79 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • If you selected Monochrome, press the navigation key left or right to select your desired color and press the left softkey for Done. • If you selected any other option, press the left softkey for Done.

  • Page 88

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 80 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM To change the backlight setting: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2. Press for Settings. WXYZ 3. Press for Display. 4. Press for Backlight. 5. Press for Main Display, for Keypad, or for Pwr Save Mode.

  • Page 89

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 81 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Text Entry The Text Entry menu allows you to customize how T9 text entry mode functions on your handset. For more information, see "Entering Characters Using T9 Text Input" on page 19. To change your Text Entry options: 1.

  • Page 90: Sound

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 82 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Sound Ringer Type Ringer types help you identify incoming calls and messages. You can assign ringer types to individual Contacts entries, types of calls, Scheduler entries, and types of messages.

  • Page 91

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 83 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Volume You can set different volumes for the ringer, speakerphone, text messages, picture mail, voicemail, alarms, and applications. To adjust the ringer or key tone volume: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2.

  • Page 92

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 84 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Sig. Fade Tone: An alert tone is sounded when the signal fades and the connection is lost. • Fade: An alert tone is sounded when your phone partially loses signal due to network conditions.

  • Page 93

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 85 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Press for Key Tone. 5. Press for Tone Type. 6. Press the navigation key up or down to select DTMF, Xylophone, or Simple. 7. Press to save and exit. MENU Key Tone Volume To adjust the key tone volume:...

  • Page 94: Voice Service, Airplane Mode

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 86 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Press for Sounds. 4. Press for TTS. 5. Press for TTS Mode. 6. Select Enable or Disable and press to save and exit. MENU To adjust TTS volume: 1.

  • Page 95: Launch Pad

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 87 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM While in Airplane Mode, your phone’s standby screen will display “Radio Off.” Note: 911 and emergency calls can not be made when the Airplane mode is on. Launch Pad You have the option of assigning the navigation key to an often-used function.

  • Page 96

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 88 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Restriction: allows you to restrict outgoing calls. • Call Answer: allows you to set up how you answer incoming calls. • Auto Answer: allows you to answer incoming calls automatically with the optional hands-free car kit.

  • Page 97

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 89 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Making a call using Contact Match: 1. Dial the last few digits of the desired number and press . A list of Contact entries appear whose last few digits match the sequence you dialed.

  • Page 98

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 90 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Press for Call Setup. 5. Press for Call Answer and select Any key, Talk key, or Flip open. 6. Press to save and exit. MENU Auto Answer To answer calls when your phone is connected to an optional hands-free car kit or headset: 1.

  • Page 99

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 91 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Note: Even if the Location feature is enabled, no service may use your location information without your express permission. To enable your phone’s Location feature: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2.

  • Page 100: Phone Info

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 92 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Headset Only: all audio is routed through the headset only. The phone’s ringer will not ring. Note: This feature works with the wire headset and does not work with the Bluetooth headset.

  • Page 101: The Wireless Web

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 93 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM The Wireless Web Your phone comes equipped with Wireless Web access. You can view specially designed versions of popular sites including sports, weather, news, stock quotes etc., as well as accessing downloadable ringtones, screensavers, and games. When you launch Web, the phone will connect to the Internet and the service indicator icon will display.

  • Page 102

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 94 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM When Web is active (data is being transferred). Incoming voice calls go directly to voicemail. Outgoing voice calls can be made but the web connection will terminate. When Web is dormant (no data is being sent or received). Though not currently active, when dormant the phone can restart an active connection quickly and voice calls can be made and received.

  • Page 103

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 95 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Select links by highlighting the link and then selecting the appropriate softkey. Tip: The tenth item in a numbered list may be selected by pressing key on your phone’s keypad, even though the number 0 doesn’t Next appear on the screen.

  • Page 104: My Stuff

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 96 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM My Stuff With your new web enabled phone, you have access to a variety of services such as downloadable Games, Ringers, and Wallpaper. While each type of download involves a different file type, the basic method for accessing and downloading files is the same.

  • Page 105: Ringers

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 97 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Ringers Downloading Ringers To download an available ringer to your phone: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2. Press for My Stuff. PQRS 3. Highlight Ringers and press MENU 4. Highlight Get New Ringers and press .

  • Page 106: Wallpaper

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 98 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Note: You can assign a ringer to more than one type of call. Wallpaper Downloading Wallpaper To download an available Wallpaper to your phone: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2.

  • Page 107: Applications

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 99 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 6. Press to exit. Note: You can assign a Wallpaper to more than one task. Applications Downloading Applications To download an application to your phone: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2.

  • Page 108: Contacts, Finding Contacts, Adding A New Contact

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 100 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Contacts Your phone can store up to 300 numbers. Each contact can store up to a total of five phone numbers. For instance, you could store both the home and mobile numbers for someone.

  • Page 109: Editing A Contact, Speed Dial #s

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 101 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Editing a Contact You can always edit a Contact to change a phone number, add an additional phone number, add it to a group, or provide a custom ringer or image. To edit a Contact 1.

  • Page 110: Group Settings

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 102 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Using the navigation key, highlight the number that you wish to assign and press the left softkey for Assign. 5. Highlight the Contact that you wish to assign to the speed dial # and left softkey for Ok.

  • Page 111: My Name Card, My Phone

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 103 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM To assign a ringer to a group: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2. Press for Contacts. 3. Press for Group Setting. 4. Highlight the group to which you wish to assign a ringer. 5.

  • Page 112: Memory

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 104 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 3. Press for My Phone #. Your phone displays its own number. PQRS Memory You can quickly check to see how many Contact spaces you have used and have remaining on your phone.

  • Page 113: Phone Security, Accessing The Security Menu, Using Your Phone's Lock Feature

    Tip: If you can’t recall your lock code, try using the last four digits of either your Social Insurance Number or Phone Number or try 0000. If none of these work, call Customer Service at 1-800-SAMSUNG. Using Your Phone’s Lock Feature...

  • Page 114: Using Special Numbers

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 106 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Changing the Lock Code To change your lock code: 1. Press for Menu. MENU 2. Press for Settings. WXYZ 3. Press for Security. 4. Press for Change Lock. 5. Enter your new lock code and press .

  • Page 115: Erasing Phone Data

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 107 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 2. Press for Settings. WXYZ 3. Press for Security. 4. Press for Special #. 5. Press for 911, for *911, or for #911 and press MENU 6. Press and hold to clear the existing number.

  • Page 116: Default Settings, Resetting Your Phone, Resetting Your Picture Account

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 108 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Default Settings This option restores all the factory defaults, including the ringer types and display settings. The Contacts, Call History, Scheduler, and Messaging are not affected. To restore the default settings on your phone: 1.

  • Page 117: Resetting Web

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 109 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 5. Using the navigation key, select Yes to confirm and press . Your MENU phone will reset. Resetting Web Resetting Web restores all the factory defaults. To reset Web: 1.

  • Page 118: Bluetooth

    10 meters (30 feet). Note: There are many Bluetooth devices in the market whose compatibility with the SPH-m300 cannot be guaranteed. Enable By default, your device’s Bluetooth functionality is turned off. Turning Bluetooth on makes your device “discoverable”...

  • Page 119: Device Name, Device Info

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 111 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 4. Press for Visibility. 5. Select your desired Visibility setting and press MENU • Always Visible: to allow other Bluetooth devices to detect and identify your phone. • Visible for 3 min: to allow other devices three minutes before changing your status to hidden.

  • Page 120: Trusted Devices

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 112 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Trusted Devices Trusted Devices The Bluetooth pairing process allows you to establish trusted connections between your phone and another Bluetooth device. When devices are paired, a passkey is shared between devices, allowing for fast, secure connections while bypassing the discovery and authentication process.

  • Page 121

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 113 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM 6. Select Wait for request and press MENU 7. Select Visible for 3min and press MENU 8. Follow the on screen prompts to enter your passkey and press . The MENU default passkey is 0000.

  • Page 122: Safety, Getting The Most Out Of Your Reception

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 114 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Safety Getting the Most Out of Your Reception Keeping Tabs on Signal Strength The quality of each call you make or receive depends on the signal strength in your area.

  • Page 123: Maintaining Safe Use Of And Access To Your Phone

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 115 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Maintaining Your Phone’s Peak Performance There are several simple guidelines for operating your phone properly and maintaining safe, satisfactory service. • Don’t use the phone if the antenna is damaged. •...

  • Page 124

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 116 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Following Safety Guidelines To operate your phone safely and efficiently, always follow any special regulations in a given area. Turn your phone off in areas where use is forbidden or when it may cause interference or danger.

  • Page 125: Caring For The Battery

    The guidelines listed below help you get the most out of your battery’s performance. • Use only Samsung approved batteries and desktop chargers. These chargers are designed to maximize battery life. Using other batteries or chargers voids your warranty and may cause damage.

  • Page 126

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 118 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM • Don’t attempt to disassemble or short-circuit the battery. • The battery may need recharging if it has not been used for a long period of time. • It’s best to replace the battery when it no longer provides acceptable performance.

  • Page 127

    SAR values at or below the federal standard of 1.6 W/kg are considered safe for use by the public. The highest reported SAR values of the SPH-m300 are: AMPS mode (Part 22): Head: 0.788 W/kg;...

  • Page 128: Owner's Record, User Guide Proprietary Notice

    Record the serial number in the space provided below. This will be helpful if you need to contact us about your phone in the future. Model: SPH-m300 Serial No.: User Guide Proprietary Notice CDMA Technology is licensed by QUALCOMM Incorporated under one or more of...

  • Page 129: Manufacturer's Warranty

    80% of rated capacity or the battery leaks, and this Limited Warranty does not cover any battery if: (i) the battery has been charged by a battery charger not specified or approved by SAMSUNG for charging the battery; (ii) any of the seals on the battery are broken or show evidence of tampering;...

  • Page 130

    JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ADDITION, SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE...

  • Page 131

    Product pricing reflects this allocation of risk and the limitations of liability contained in this Limited Warranty. The agents, employees, distributors, and dealers of SAMSUNG are not authorized to make modifications to this Limited Warranty, or make additional warranties binding on SAMSUNG. Accordingly, additional statements such as dealer advertising or presentation, whether oral or written, do not constitute warranties by SAMSUNG and should not be relied upon.

  • Page 132: Index

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 124 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Display Language 90 Index Display Screen Symbols 4 Displaying Your Phone Number Abbreviated Dialing 17 Activating Voice Recognition 36 Air Time 76 Ending a Call 14 Airplane Mode 86 End-of-Call Options 16 Alerts 83 Entering Text...

  • Page 133

    M300 VMC Guide.book Page 125 Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:47 PM Turning Your Phone On and Off 8 Viewing Messages 45 Message Setup Options Missed Call Notification 15 Unlocking Your Phone 105 Name Lookup 38 Voice Dial Navigating Menus 26 Adapting Voice Dial Changing Voice Dial Prompts Changing Voice Dial Sensitivity...

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