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L G 8 5 0 0
Please read this manual carefully before operating your
mobile phone. Retain it for future reference.
P/N : MMBB0221201


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  • Page 1 ENGLISH L G 8 5 0 0 USER GUIDE Please read this manual carefully before operating your mobile phone. Retain it for future reference. P/N : MMBB0221201...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Precautions

    Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. Further detailed information is given in this user guide. WARNING! Violation of the instructions may cause serious injury or death. 1. Never use an unapproved battery since this could damage the phone and/or battery and could cause the battery to explode.
  • Page 3 Important Safety Precautions 1. Do not expose the battery charger or adapter to direct sunlight or use it in places with high humidity, such as a bathroom. 2. Do not use harsh chemicals (such as alcohol, benzene, thinners, etc.) or detergents to clean your phone.
  • Page 4 6. Unplug the power cord and charger during lightning storms to avoid electric shock or fire. 7. Only use the batteries and chargers provided by LG. The warranty will not be applied to products provided by other suppliers.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Safety Precautions Table of Contents Welcome Important Information FCC Part 15 Class B Compliance 7 Industry Canada Compliance Technical Details Technical Details FCC RF Exposure Information Bodily Contact During Operation Vehicle-Mounted External Antenna Caution Phone Overview Menus Overview Some of contents in this user guide maybe different from your phone depending on the software of the phone or your service provider.
  • Page 6 6. Erase all Contacts Call History 1. All Calls 2. Dialed Calls 3. Received Calls 4. Missed Calls 5. Call Timers 6. Data Connections 7. Erase History Messaging 1. Voice Mail 2. Text and Multimedia 1. Send New 2. Inbox 3.
  • Page 7 Table of Contents 2.2 Wallpaper 2.3 Backlight 2.4 Keypad Light 2.5 Clock Format 2.6 Menu Style 2.7 Dialing Font 3. Games / Tools 3.1 Backlight Settings 3.2 Volume 3.3 Notifications 3.4 Others 3.5 Memory Info 4. Others 4.1 Nav. Key Shortcuts 4.2 Call Setup 4.3 Language 4.4 TTY Mode...
  • Page 8: Welcome

    Congratulations for choosing the advanced and compact LG 8500 cellular phone, designed to operate with the latest digital mobile communication technology, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). Along with the many advanced features of the CDMA system, such as greatly enhanced voice clarity, this phone offers: ●...
  • Page 9: Technical Details

    Technical Details Technical Details The LG 8500 is an all digital phone that operates on both Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) frequencies: cellular services at 800 Mhz and Personal Communication Services (PCS) at 1.9 Ghz. CDMA technology uses a feature called DSSS...
  • Page 10: Fcc Rf Exposure Information

    FCC RF Exposure Information WARNING! Read this information before operating the phone. In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States, with its action in Report and Order FCC 96-326, adopted an updated safety standard for human exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC regulated transmitters.
  • Page 11: Phone Overview

    Phone Overview Earpiece Slide Slide up to answer an incoming call and slide it down to end the call. Displays messages and indicator icons. LCD Screen Touch Keypad Left Soft Key Use to access the menu assigned to the left screen of the phone. OK Key to select different options in the phone's menus.
  • Page 12: Menus Overview

    1. Contacts 2. Call History 1. List Entries 1. All Calls 2. New Entry 2. Dialed Calls 3. Groups 3. Received Calls 4. Speed Dials 4. Missed Calls 5. Voice Dials 5. Call Timers 6. Erase all Contacts 1. Last Call 2.
  • Page 13 Menus Overview 6. Shop 7. Games Get New 8. Tools & Apps Get New GPS Services Calculator Alarm Clock Scheduler Notepad Ez Tip Calc World Clock Voice Memo 9. Settings 1. Sound 3. Games / Tools 1. Ringers 1. Backlight Settings 2.
  • Page 14: Getting Started With Your Phone

    Use only the charger provided with the phone. Using any charger other than the one included with the LG 8500 may damage your phone or battery. 1. Plug the end of the adapter into the phone's charger port and the other end into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 15: Battery Charge Level

    Getting Started with Your Phone Battery Charge Level The battery charge level is shown at the top right of the LCD screen. When the battery charge level becomes low, the low battery sensor alerts you in three ways: sounding an audible tone, blinking the battery icon, and displaying an warning message.
  • Page 16: Signal Strength

    To see the icons below, go to Menu -> Settings -> System -> Phone Info -> Icon Glossary. Using the Touch Sensitive Keys The LG Chocolate's unique touchpad looks great and is fun to use. Get the most out of your Chocolate touch keys by following these tips.
  • Page 17: Making Calls

    Getting Started with Your Phone ● When your Chocolate's screen and touchpad lights are off, it is deactivated. Simply press the voice dial key on the side of your Chocolate twice to activate the screen and touch keypad. ● During a call, the touchpad is automatically deactivated to prevent accidental key presses.
  • Page 18: Redialing Calls

    Redialing Calls 1. Tap twice to redial the last number you dialed, received or missed in call history. The last 90 numbers are stored in the call history list and you can select one of these to redial. Receiving Calls 1.
  • Page 19: Quick Access To Convenient 18

    Quick Access to Convenient Features Vibrate Mode Sets the phone to vibrate instead of ring. To set Vibrate Mode press and hold To return to Normal Mode, press and hold Lock Mode Sets your phone to require your 4-digit password in order to use the phone.
  • Page 20: Call Waiting

    Call Waiting Your cellular service provider may offer call waiting. While a call is in progress, one beep indicates another incoming call. When call waiting is enabled, you may put the active call on hold while you answer the other incoming call. Press to receive a waiting call then press again to switch between...
  • Page 21: Using Phone Menus

    Using Phone Menus Menu Access Tap Left Soft Key [Menu] to have access to nine phone menus. There are two methods of accessing menus and submenus: ● Use the navigation key to highlight and select, or ● Press the number key that corresponds to the submenu.
  • Page 22: New Entry

    2. New Entry Allows you to add a new number to your Contacts. Note Using this submenu, the number is saved as a new Contact. To save the number into an existing Contact, edit the Contact entry. 1. Tap and press 2.
  • Page 23: Speed Dials

    Contacts 4. Speed Dials Allows you to view your list of Speed Dials or designate Speed Dials for numbers entered in your Contacts. 1. Tap and press 2. Use to highlight the Speed Dial position, and press 3. Use to highlight the Contact then press 5.
  • Page 24: Call History

    Call History The Call History menu is a list of the last phone numbers or Contact entries for calls you placed, accepted, or missed. It is continually updated as new numbers are added to the beginning of the list and the oldest entries are removed from the bottom of the list.
  • Page 25: Dialed Calls

    Call History 2. Dialed Calls Allows you to view the list of outgoing calls; up to 90 entries. 1. Tap and press 2. Use to highlight an entry, then ● to view the entry. ● to place a call to the number. ●...
  • Page 26: Call Timers

    5. Call Timers Allows you to view the duration of last call and all calls made. 1. Tap and press 2. Use to highlight a list. Last Call/ Life Time 6. Data Connections Allows you to view the list of received and transmitted data calls.
  • Page 27: Messaging

    Messaging Messaging Access and Options 1. Tap Left Soft Key 2. Tap 3. Select a sub-menu. 1. Voice Mail 2. Text and Multimedia 3. Web Alerts 4. E-mail 5. IM & Chat 6. Short Codes Text messages, multimedia messages, and the voice mail box become available as soon as the phone is powered on.
  • Page 28: Voice Mail

    1. Voice Mail Allows you to view new voice messages recorded in the Voice Mail box. When you have a new voice message, your phone will alert you. Checking Your Voice Mail Box 1. Tap and press 2. Options from here: ●...
  • Page 29: Inbox

    Messaging 5. Type your message in the text field. Tap Right Soft Key [Options]. ● Add to select Quick Text or Signature. ● Save As to select Draft or Template. ● Settings to select Priority Level or Callback Number. ● Save Quick Text to save your message as quick template for future use.
  • Page 30: Outbox/Sent

    Out of Memory Warning If the memory is full, no more messages can be received until enough memory space becomes available. The warning message is displayed and new messages are not accepted. Viewing Your Inbox 1. Tap and press 2. Use to highlight an Inbox message.
  • Page 31: Templates

    Messaging Lock/Unlock Locks or unlocks the selected message. 4. Templates Allows you to create, save and set a template to be used as text in your messages. 1. Tap and press 2. Tap Left Soft Key [Add] to create a new template.
  • Page 32: Erase Messages

    Forward Forwards a message to other destination address(es). Detail Allows you to check the selected message information. Lock/Unlock Locks or unlocks the selected message. 4. Tap to view the message. 7. Erase Messages Allows you to erase all messages stored in your Inbox, Outbox, Templates, Drafts or Saved messages.
  • Page 33: Memory Info

    Messaging Auto Delete Inbox (On/ Off) Allows you to automatically delete read messages when you exceed the storage limit. Quick Text Allows you to display, edit and add text phrases. These text strings allow you to reduce manual text input into messages. Default Entry Mode (T9Word/Alpha/Number) Allows you to select the default input method including Alpha, T9Word, Number.
  • Page 34: E-Mail

    4. E-mail Allows you to send and receive a text email by Get New or by Online e-mail after connecting to the WAP page of the service provider and logging on. Contact your service provider for availability. 1. Tap and press 2.
  • Page 35 Wireless Web Overview The Wireless Web allows the user to use a variety of Internet services. Using the Wireless Web on the phone allows you to: Send and receive Internet e-mail. ● Browse and search the World Wide Web via web pages especially designed for wireless phone customers.
  • Page 36: Music & Media

    6. My Albums 7. TV & Radio 8. Memory Info 1. Music Transform your LG Chocolate into a portable music player. Expand your collection with the TELUS music library and even set a music alarm using your favourite song. 1. Tap and press 1.1 Music Player...
  • Page 37: Memory Info

    Music & Media 1.3 Memory Info Provides the memory info of the music files. 1. Tap and press 2. Ringtones Allows you to download new ringtones. 1. Tap and press 2. Tap [Get New]. 3. When connected to the application homepage and you download ringtones, the downloaded files are located under Music &...
  • Page 38: Video

    4. Video Allows you to download new Video clips. 1. Tap and press 2. Tap [Get New]. 5. Camera 5.1 Take Photo View, take, and trade your digital pictures right from your wireless phone. 1. Tap and press Note Pressing and holding the Side Camera Key mode is a hot key to Take Photo.
  • Page 39: Take Video

    Music & Media 3. Press the Side Camera Key to save the photo to your phone. 4. Tap to exit the camera mode. 5.2 Take Video 1. Tap and press 2. Set the brightness , zoom Soft Key [Options] to change other settings. ●...
  • Page 40: Video Album

    Erase All Yes/ No Icon View(List View) Details Name/ Date/ Time/ Resolution/ File size/ Type Set As Main Wallpaper/ Picture Id Upload Online Album Accesses the Online Album. 6.3 Video Album Allows you to view videos stored in the phone. 1.
  • Page 41: Tv & Radio

    Music & Media / Shop 7. TV & Radio Allows you to access and enjoy the service provider’s contents. 1. Tap and press 2. Tap to launch Get New. After a few seconds, you can see the Home Page. 3. Tap to access TELUS mobile TV.
  • Page 42: Games

    Games Allows you to download ringtones or wallpapers once the Get New is executed and connected to Browser. In the application homepage, the downloaded MIDlet (type of JAVA application) files are located under Games menu. Use Left Soft Key to run the selected MIDlet and Right Soft Key to select options.
  • Page 43: Gps Services

    Tools & Apps 2. GPS Services You can get services about global positioning system. 1. Tap and press 2. Scroll to GPS Services and press 3. Tap Get New. After a few seconds, you will see the Home Page. 3. Calculator You can enter numbers up to the third decimal place.
  • Page 44: Scheduler

    5. Scheduler Allows you to conveniently keep and access your agenda(s). Simply store your appointments and your phone will alert you with a reminder of your appointment. 1. Tap and press 2. Scroll to Scheduler and press 3. Using your navigation key, highlight the day to which you would like to add an event and tap Left Soft Key New.
  • Page 45: World Clock

    Tools & Apps 4. If you’re splitting the check, highlight Split and enter the number of people in your party (An equal split of the bill will be calculated and displayed). 8. World Clock Allows you to determine the current time in another time zone or country.
  • Page 46: Settings

    Options from here: Select your desired Voice Memo with Right Soft Key [Options]. Send Message Sends a message. Erase Yes/ No Rename Rename the selected Sound. Move Yes/ No Copy Yes/ No Erase All Yes/ No Details Name/ File size/ Type Upload Online Accesses the Online Album.
  • Page 47: Sound

    Settings 1. Sound Allows you to customize various sounds emitted from the phone. 1.1 Ringers 1.1.1 Voice Calls Allows you to set ringtones for different types of incoming calls. 1. Tap and press 2. Select an incoming call type. Caller ID/ Unknown Calls/ Roaming 3.
  • Page 48: Volume

    2. Use to select a length, then Short Sends out a tone for a fixed period of time even if you keep the key pressed. Long Sends out a continuous tone for as long as you keep the key pressed. 1.3 Volume 1.3.1 Ringer Allows you to set ringer volume settings.
  • Page 49: Display

    Settings 1.4.4 Call Lost Alerts you when the call is disconnected. (On/Off) 1.4.5 No Service Alerts you when there is no service. (On/Off) 2. Display Options to customize the phone's display screen. 2.1 Banner Allows you to enter a string of up to 13 characters which display on the LCD screen.
  • Page 50: Clock Format

    2.5 Clock Format Allows you to choose the clock format displayed on the LCD screen. 1. Tap and press 2. Use to select the clock format, then tap Off/ Small Digital/ Big Digital/ Analog 2.6 Menu Style Allows you to view the Menus as icons or in a list format.
  • Page 51: Notifications

    Settings 3.3 Notifications Allows you to set notification settings. 1. Tap and press 2. Select a sub-menu and tap Voice Mail/ Web Alerts 3. Use to set the alert setting, then tap save the change. On/ Off 3.4 Others Displays or deletes the list of files created by downloaded JAVA contents.
  • Page 52: Language

    4.2.2 Auto Answer Allows you to set the length of the time before the phone automatically answers a call. This feature is intended for use with hands free devices, but is an independent feature of the phone and must be manually turned on/off when connected or disconnected from the device.
  • Page 53: Tty Mode

    Settings 4.4 TTY Mode Allows you to attach a TTY device enabling you to communicate with parties also using a TTY device. A phone with TTY support is able to translate typed characters to voice. Voice can also be translated into characters and then displayed on the TTY.
  • Page 54: Data Setup

    Note The Data Connection Kit allows you to connect your PC or PDA to your LG wireless phone, freeing you from having to locate a telephone outlet. You can send or receive an e-mail, a fax, or access the Internet anytime, anywhere.
  • Page 55: Memory Info

    Settings Note When using the 1X HSPD data service via a USB data cable, you may get better port speed if the port speed is set to 230,400 rather than 1 15,200. 4.5.3 Do Not Disturb Allows you to ignore incoming calls during the data transfer.
  • Page 56: Bluetooth

    ® headset and hands-free profile(s). You may create and store 20 pairings within the LG 8500 and connect to one device at a time. The approximate communication range for Bluetooth wireless technology is up to 30 feet (10 meters). This device is compliant with Bluetooth Specification 1.1 and supports the following profiles:...
  • Page 57: Device List

    Settings Note By default, your device’s Bluetooth 5.2 Device List Pairing is the process that allows the handset to locate, establish and register 1-to-1 connection with the target device. For pairing new Bluetooth ® 1. Tap and press 2. Follow the Bluetooth accessory instructions to set the device to pairing mode.
  • Page 58: Bluetooth Info

    5.5 Bluetooth Info 1. Tap and press 6. GPS 1. Tap and press 2. Use to select a setting, then press On/ Emergency Only (E911) 7. System Options for specific system network settings. 7.1 Phone Info The Phone Info menu provides you with specific information pertaining to your phone model.
  • Page 59: Security

    Settings 7.2 System The System menu allows you to designate specific system network settings. 7.2.1 Set Mode Allows you to set up the phone producer’s management environment. Leave the default setting unless you want to alter the system selection as instructed by your service provider.
  • Page 60 3. Press Lock Phone. 4. Use to select a setting, then press Unlock The phone is never locked. Lock The phone is always locked. When locked, you can only receive incoming calls or make emergency calls. On Power Up The phone is locked when it is turned on.
  • Page 61: Airplane Mode

    Settings 8. Airplane Mode Airplane Mode allows you to use many of your phone’s features, such as Games, Notepad, Voice Memos, etc., when you are in an airplane or in any other area where making or receiving calls or data is prohibited.
  • Page 62: Safety

    TIA(Telecommunications Industry Association) Safety Information The following is the complete TIA Safety Information for wireless handheld phones. Exposure to Radio Frequency Signal Your wireless handheld portable phone is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is ON, it receives and also sends out Radio Frequency (RF) signals.
  • Page 63: Tips On Efficient Operation

    Safety Tips on Efficient Operation For your phone to operate most efficiently: Do not touch the antenna unnecessarily when the phone is in use. Contact with the antenna affects call quality and may cause the phone to operate at a higher power level than otherwise needed.
  • Page 64: Other Medical Devices

    Other Medical Devices If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information. Health Care Facilities Turn your phone OFF in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do...
  • Page 65: For Vehicles Equipped With An Air Bag

    ● The battery does not need to be fully discharged before recharging. ● Use only LG-approved chargers specific to your phone model since they are designed to maximize battery life. ● Do not disassemble or short-circuit the battery.
  • Page 66: Safety Information

    Safety Information Please read and observe the following information for safe and proper use of your phone and to prevent damage. Also, keep the user’s guide in an accessible place at all the times after reading it. Explosion, Shock, and Fire Hazards ●...
  • Page 67: General Warnings And Cautions

    General Warnings and Cautions ● Only use the batteries, antennas, and chargers provided by LG. The warranty will not be applied to products provided by other suppliers. ● Store the battery in a place out of reach of children.
  • Page 68: Avoid Damage To Your Hearing

    ● Use accessories, such as earphones and headsets, with caution. Ensure that cables are tucked away safely and do not touch the antenna unnecessarily. If you are listening to music while out and about, please ensure that the volume is at a reasonable level so that you are aware of your surroundings.
  • Page 69 Safety 2. What is the FDA's role concerning the safety of wireless phones? Under the law, the FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emitting consumer products such as wireless phones before they can be sold, as it does with new drugs or medical devices. However, the agency has authority to take action if wireless phones are shown to emit radiofrequency energy (RF) at a level that is hazardous to the user.
  • Page 70 The FCC also regulates the base stations that the wireless phone networks rely upon. While these base stations operate at higher power than do the wireless phones themselves, the RF exposures that people get from these base stations are typically thousands of times lower than those they can get from wireless phones.
  • Page 71 Safety such studies mean for human health. Three large epidemiology studies have been published since December 2000. Between them, the studies investigated any possible association between the use of wireless phones and primary brain cancer, glioma, meningioma, or acoustic neuroma, tumors of the brain or salivary gland, leukemia, or other cancers.
  • Page 72 that has driven the establishment of new research programs around the world. The project has also helped develop a series of public information documents on EMF issues. The FDA and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) have a formal Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to do research on wireless phone safety.
  • Page 73 Safety 8. What has the FDA done to measure the radio frequency energy coming from wireless phones? The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is developing a technical standard for measuring the radio frequency energy (RF) exposure from wireless phones and other wireless handsets with the participation and leadership of FDA scientists and engineers.
  • Page 74 10. What about children using wireless phones? The scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless phones, including children and teenagers. If you want to take steps to lower exposure to radio frequency energy (RF), the measures described above would apply to children and teenagers using wireless phones.
  • Page 75: Consumer Information On Sar

    Safety continues to monitor the use of wireless phones for possible interactions with other medical devices. Should harmful interference be found to occur, the FDA will conduct testing to assess the interference and work to resolve the problem. 12. Where can I find additional information? For additional information, please refer to the following resources: FDA web page on wireless phones...
  • Page 76 its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below the maximum value. Because the phone is designed to operate at multiple power levels to use only the power required to reach the network, in general, the closer you are to a wireless base...
  • Page 77: Accessories

    Accessories There are a variety of accessories available for your mobile phone. Consult your local dealer for availability. Optional items are sold separately. Battery Charger The battery charger allows you to charge your phone. Battery Standard battery is available. Vehicle Power Charger The vehicle power charger allows you to operate the phone and trickle charge the phone’s...
  • Page 78: Warranty Information

    1. WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS: LG offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed subscriber unit and its enclosed accessories will be free from defects in material and workmanship, according to the following terms and conditions: (1)The limited warranty for the product extends for ONE (1) year beginning on the date of purchase of the product by the original end user.
  • Page 79 Warranty Information (5)Products which have had their serial numbers removed or made illegible. (6)Damage resulting from use of non-LG approved accessories. (7)All plastic surfaces and all other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal customer use.
  • Page 80: Index

    Call Timers Call Waiting Accessories Caller ID Airplane Mode Camera Alarm Clock Charging the Battery Alerts Clock Format All Calls Contacts Backlight Data Connections Backlight Settings Data Setup Banner Device List Battery Device Name Battery Charge Level Dialed Calls Bluetooth Info Dialing Font Bluetooth ®...
  • Page 81 Index Nav. Key Shortcuts New Entry Notepad Notifications Online Album Others Outbox/Sent Phone Info Phone Overview Picture Album Power Received Calls Table of Contents Ringers Take Video Ringtones Templates Text and Multimedia Tools & Apps Touch Sensor Level Saved TTY Mode Scheduler Turning the Phone On and Security...

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