Motorola T900 User Manual

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User's Guide
Personal Interactive Communicator
Model T900
FLEX™ Technology

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    User's Guide ™ Personal Interactive Communicator Model T900 FLEX™ Technology...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ..........1 Reminder Alert ..........18 Effective Use of Your Private Time ..........19 Communicator (PIC) ......2 Setting Private Time .........19 Getting Started ........3 Quiet Mode ..........20 Battery Information........3 Setting the Quiet Mode ......20 Installing/Replacing the Battery....4 Addresses ..........21 Control Buttons.........

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Deleting Messages from an InBox ... 33 Checking the Battery Status ....42 Checking Message Memory Status ..42 Advanced Messaging ......34 Displaying Communicator (PIC) Using Info-On-Demand ......34 Information ..........42 Setting News AutoPreview....... 35 Features ...........43 Alarms .............36 Setting the Key Click ........44 Setting the Alarm ........

  • Page 5: Introduction

    T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC). Whether receiving or sending messages, with its unique capabilities the TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator can become a vital part of your business and personal life and change the way you communicate with family, friends, and business associates.

  • Page 6: Effective Use Of Your Communicator (pic)

    Effective Use of Your Communicator (PIC) Your Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) can help you keep in contact with everyone important to you. This communicator (PIC) features a fully backlit keyboard enabling you to send wireless messages to internet email addresses and other communicator (PIC) devices, yet it is small enough to comfortably wear on your belt or fit in a pocket.

  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Battery Information Your T900 Personal Interactive Communicator operates with a single AA-size alkaline battery (do not use carbon-zinc batteries). The AA-size battery also recharges the internal transmit power source. Two AA-size batteries are provided with your communicator (PIC). The first battery already installed in your communicator (PIC) keeps the internal transmit power source charged and may not last long.

  • Page 8: Installing/replacing The Battery

    Installing/Replacing the Battery Slide Latch Slide Door 000092-O...

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    ΠHolding the communicator (PIC) face down, slide the latch toward the battery door. Slide the battery door in the direction of the arrow to unlatch the battery door. Lift the battery door to open. Remove the old battery, noting the polarity. Insert a new battery so the positive (+) and negative (.

  • Page 10: Control Buttons

    Control Buttons Flip Message Acknowledge Escape/ Clear/Delete Backlight CAPS Symbol Menu/Space Navigation Buttons Enter...

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    Flip Houses and protects the LCD screen. Opening the flip awakens the communicator (PIC). Closing the flip puts the screen into sleep mode. Escape/ Used to return to the preceding screen without accepting any Backlight option or changes you may have made. Also used to access the Status screen from the Main menu and to turn on and off the backlight.

  • Page 12: Alt-mode Functions

    ALT-mode Functions The key sequences displayed below provide access to the corresponding ALT-mode functions. ALT-Lock— Activates the Alt-mode control keys, which are color-coded yellow on the keyboard. To exit Alt-Lock-mode, press ~ again Cancel— Clears the entire message screen when composing a message.

  • Page 13: Turning Your Communicator (pic) On

    Turning Your Communicator (PIC) On Œ Ensure that a fresh battery is properly installed as described in “Installing/Replacing the Battery” on page 4. Open the flip and press any key to turn your PIC on. The PIC emits a 4- second power-up alert, and the Status screen displays.

  • Page 14: Messaging Service Instructions

    Messaging Service Instructions To begin messaging service, contact your service provider for activation instructions. The phone number of the messaging service can be found in the literature provided by the service provider. Sending a Test Message to Yourself After you have activated your service, it’s a good idea to test your communicator (PIC) and service by sending a message to yourself.

  • Page 15: Backlight

    Backlight In low-light conditions, press and hold H to turn on the backlight. The backlight remains illuminated until the communicator (PIC) times out and returns to the Standby screen. To manually turn the backlight off, press and hold H.

  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Communicator (pic)

    Setting Up Your Communicator (PIC) This section explains how to set the time and date, alarm time, alert mode, News/Info Inbox alerts, and other features via the Preferences menu. Using the Main Menu Use the Main menu for the following features: •...

  • Page 17: Creating A Signature

    Creating a Signature Your TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator’s messaging features allow you to create a signature for your messages and automatically append your signature to each message you send. To do so, proceed as follows. Œ From the Main menu, press y or z to highlight t Preferences press {.

  • Page 18: Time And Date

    Time and Date Setting the Time and Date ΠFrom the Main menu press y or z to highlight t Preferences press {. Press z to highlight M and press {. Set Time & Date Press y or z to change the hour, minutes, and date. Press w or x to move between fields.

  • Page 19: Alerts

    Alerts Setting the MailBox Alert Mode Œ From the Main menu press y or z to highlight t Preferences press {. Press y or z to highlight L and press {. MailBox Alert Press w, x, y, or z to highlight the desired alert and press {. •...

  • Page 20: Setting The News/info Alert Mode

    Setting the News/Info Alert Mode Your communicator (PIC) provides the capability to set the alert modes for information messages differently than for personal messages to distinguish between message types. You can set a unique alert for News/Info InBox messages that have not been assigned to an InBox. Œ...

  • Page 21: Setting The Alert Volume

    Setting the Alert Volume ΠFrom the Main menu press y or z to highlight t Preferences and press {. Press y or z to highlight < and press {. Alert Volume Press z or w to decrease the volume or y or x to increase the volume and press {.

  • Page 22: Reminder Alert

    Reminder Alert When this feature is turned on, it instructs the communicator (PIC) to generate periodic reminder alerts when there are unread personal messages in the communicator (PIC). The communicator (PIC) does not emit reminder alerts for News/Info messages, or messages with an alert setting of Silent. To turn the reminder alert on or off, proceed as follows.

  • Page 23: Private Time

    Private Time Setting Private Time Private Time mode allows you to specify a time period during which the communicator (PIC) receives messages and performs all functions without an audible or vibrate alert. ΠFrom the Main menu press y or z to highlight t Preferences press {.

  • Page 24: Quiet Mode

    Quiet Mode Setting the Quiet Mode When active, Quiet Mode allows you to temporarily override audible alerts. All audible alerts are changed to vibrator alerts. ΠFrom the Main menu press y or z to highlight t Preferences press {. Press y or z to highlight k and press {.

  • Page 25: Addresses

    Addresses The TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) contains an Address Book for storing the address information for up to 250 people. You can include a name, wireless address, pager number, email address, home telephone number, work telephone number, mobile telephone number, fax/ other number, and notes for each Address Book entry.

  • Page 26: Searching The Address Book

    Searching the Address Book You can search for Address Book entries without scrolling through the Address Book by using the search function. Œ From the Address Book menu, press y or z to highlight ! Search and press {. Type the first few characters of the addressee’s name. The Address Book jumps to the first matching entry and continues to refine the search based on the number of letter entered.

  • Page 27: Deleting Addresses

    Press y or z to highlight the field you want to edit and press {. Make the desired changes in each field and press {. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you have completed all desired changes. Press y or z to highlight # and press {.

  • Page 28: Messages

    Messages This section discusses how to select an addressee, compose a message, and send messages with your Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC). Selecting an Address To select an address from your Address Book, proceed as follows. ΠFrom the Send Message menu, press y or z to highlight and press {.

  • Page 29: Composing A Message

    Type the desired address in the field provided and press {. Composing a Message Your TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator has a keyboard that allows you to quickly type and send your message. For information on Alt-mode keys and Symbols, see “ALT-mode Functions” on page 8. To compose and send a message, proceed as follows.

  • Page 30: Sending A Message

    Sending a Message Once you have selected an addressee and composed a message, you can send it. ΠFrom the Send Message menu, press y or z to highlight and press {. Send Message MESSAGE TRANSMITTING displays to inform you that your message was sent to the selected addressee.

  • Page 31: Previewing And Reading Messages

    Previewing and Reading Messages • When you receive a personal or information service message, the Status screen displays and the communicator (PIC) alerts according to the MailBox or News/Info Alert setting. A flashing E or j displays on the Main menu indicating which type of message has been received. •...

  • Page 32: Reading Messages

    Reading Messages ΠTo read a message, (while previewing) press y or z to highlight the desired message and press {. Press y or z to scroll through the text of a message or press { to page through the message. Note: If preset, the time and date the message was received displays as the last line of each message.

  • Page 33: Replying To Messages

    Replying to Messages For your convenience, your TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) has several pre-programmed reply messages. To reply to a message using one of the pre-programmed replies, proceed as follows. Sending a Pre-Programmed Reply ΠWhile previewing or reading a message, press U to access the Message Options menu.

  • Page 34: Forwarding Messages

    To send the reply, press y or z to highlight T Send Message press {. Forwarding Messages Your TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) allows you to append and forward your received messages without retyping them. To do so, proceed as follows. Œ...

  • Page 35: Resending Messages From The Mailbox

    If you want to append a message to the message being forwarded, press y or z to highlight 6 and press {. Write Message After you finish composing the message, press {. Press y or z to highlight E and press {. Select Address Select the desired address and press {, (See “Selecting an Address”...

  • Page 36: Deleting Messages

    Deleting Messages You can delete any or all messages from your T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC). To delete the message currently being viewed, proceed as follows. ΠWhile viewing a message, press U to display the Message Options menu. Press y or z to highlight J and press {.

  • Page 37: Deleting Messages From An Inbox

    Deleting Messages from an InBox ΠFrom the Main menu, press y or z to highlight the inbox containing the messages you want to delete and press U. Caution: If you select J Delete All Messages , both Read and Unread messages are deleted.

  • Page 38: Advanced Messaging

    Advanced Messaging Using Info-On-Demand The Info-On-Demand feature provides you with the ability to request information such as News, Sports, Stocks, etc. This information is sent to your communicator (PIC) as a MailBox message. To request information, proceed as follows. From the Main menu, press y or z to highlight t Œ...

  • Page 39: Setting News Autopreview

    Setting News AutoPreview When this feature is turned on, it causes the communicator (PIC) to automatically jump to the News/Info InBox when you press any key after receiving an information service message. To turn on News AutoPreview, proceed as follows. Œ...

  • Page 40: Alarms

    Alarms The alarm can be set for either a specific time and date, or it can be used as a daily alarm. Setting the Alarm ΠFrom the Main menu, press y or z to highlight t Preferences press {. Press y or z to highlight K and press {.

  • Page 41: Folders

    Folders Using Your Personal Folder Use your Personal Folder to save personal messages. To move a message from the MailBox to your Personal Folder, proceed as follows. ΠPress y or z to highlight the message you want to move to your Personal Folder and press U.

  • Page 42: Using Your News/info Folder

    Using Your News/Info Folder Use your News/Info Folder to save News/Info messages. To move a message from the News/Info InBox to your News/Info Folder, proceed as follows. ΠPress y or z to highlight the message you want to move and press U. While reading a message, press U to display the Message Options menu.

  • Page 43: Inboxes

    InBoxes Using Your News/Info InBox Your TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) is capable of receiving information service messages. The following sections contain instructions on how to create an inbox, view and set an inbox message history, move an inbox, and delete an inbox.

  • Page 44: Viewing Inbox Message History

    Viewing InBox Message History After an information service inbox has been created, all messages received at the same address/sub-address are stored in the inbox. The InBox History feature allows you to specify the number of messages to store in the inbox before overwriting them with new messages.

  • Page 45: Moving An Inbox Up/down

    Moving an InBox Up/Down Your TalkAbout T900 Personal Interactive Communicator provides the capability to position your inboxes in the order of your preference. To move an inbox up or down, proceed as follows. ΠFrom the Main menu, press y or z to highlight j News/Info InBox and press {.

  • Page 46: Vital Signs

    Vital Signs Checking Vital Signs The Vital Signs feature options include displays for the currents status of the battery, message memory, and information about your communicator (PIC). From the Main menu, press y or z to highlight ; Vital Signs press {.

  • Page 47: Features

    Features Low Battery Indicator: A : displays on the fourth line of the Status screen at the onset of a low battery condition. Refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 if the internal battery is low. Message Status: If turned on, the third line of the Status screen displays text messages that indicate carrier-specific service modes.

  • Page 48: Setting The Key Click

    Setting the Key Click When this feature is turned on and the communicator (PIC) is in audible mode, the communicator emits a "click" whenever a button is pressed. The click is not heard when the communicator is in quiet mode. Œ...

  • Page 49: Care & Maintenance

    Water and moisture, excessive heat, and extreme shock may damage the communicator (PIC). Do not expose your communicator (PIC) to these conditions. If repair is required, the Motorola Service Organization, staffed with specially trained technicians, offers repair and maintenance facilities throughout the world.

  • Page 50: Questions

    Questions? If you have any questions about the use of your Motorola T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC), in the U.S. call 1-800-548-9954 or 1-800-793-7834 (TTY), in the U.K. call 0990-168556. If you have questions about your wireless service, contact your service provider. For information about other Motorola products, please visit our web site at www.motorola.com.

  • Page 51: Fcc Compliance

    FCC Compliance This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 52: Safety Information

    Safety Information Read this information before using a wearable communicator (PIC). First introduced in 2000, the Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) is one of the most exciting and innovative electronic products ever developed. With it, you can stay in contact with your family, your office, information services, and others.

  • Page 53: Electronic Devices

    developed this updated standard. In March, 1993, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed the adoption of this updated Standard. The design of your communicator (PIC) complies with this updated Standard. You may choose to turn the transmitter off in your communicator at any time. Refer to “Setting Transmitter Off Mode”...

  • Page 54: Aircraft

    "blasting area" or in areas posted "Turn off two-way radio." Construction crews often use remote control RF devices to set off explosives. Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Do not allow your T900 Personal Interactive Communicator (PIC) to be within the proximity of any potentially explosive atmospheres.

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    It is rare, but your communicator (PIC) may generate sparks. Communicator (PIC)s have internal electronic circuits which may be operational even when the device is turned OFF or the battery removed. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked and include the following: •...

  • Page 56: Warranty

    FULL EXTENT SUCH MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY LAW. Motorola pagers are shipped from the factory with a standard limited warranty of one (1) year on parts and labor from date of purchase by the original end user purchaser, based on proof of purchase.

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    • Pagers whose serial numbers do not match on the boards, or pagers in which the board serial numbers don’t match the housing. • Pagers that have been opened by, or had work performed by, anyone other than a Motorola authorized pager service center.

  • Page 58: Export Law Assurances

    Export Law Assurances This product is controlled under the export regulations of the United States of America and Canada. The Governments of the United States of America and Canada my restrict the exportation or re-exportation of this product to certain destinations. For further information contact the U.S.

  • Page 59: Personal Numbers

    Personal Numbers Use the spaces provided below to write down your Personal Interactive Communicator’s wireless address, and the number of your service provider. Additional spaces have been provided to write down the wireless address, pager number, or email address of your family and friends. Service Provider Wireless Address Family and Friends...

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    MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, and all other trademarks indicated as such herein are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. ® ã 2000 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. Personal Communications Sector 1500 Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426-8292...

  • Page 61: Power Off, Battery Gauge

    T900 Quick Reference Card d Power on J Delete Message/Inbox E MailBox Successful Reply/Send News/Info InBox Unsuccessful Reply/Send T Send Message Message contains custom S Info-On-Demand reply choices n InBox # Address Book in InBox - messages read D Personal Folder/Move...

  • Page 62: Setting Time And Date, Setting The Alarm

    Setting Time and Date ΠFrom the Main menu press to highlight Preferences and press Set Time & Date Press to highlight press Press to change the hour, minutes, and date. Press to move between fields. When finished setting the time and date, press to accept your changes and return to the Preferences menu.

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