Alcatel OT-981A User Guide

Alcatel OT-981A Manual

Alcatel OT-981A manual table of contents:

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    ...18 Using Hardware Keyboard...27 Using Onscreen Keyboard ...28 Text editing ...28 Phone ...29 Call log ...33 Contacts ...34 Google Messaging ...42 Gmail/... USB...73 Connecting to virtual private networks ...75 2 Text input ...27 2.1 2.2 2.3 3 phone call, Call log and Contacts ...29 3.1 3.2 3.3 4 ...
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    7 Android Market ...77 7.1 7.2 7.3 Locate the item you want to download and install ...77 Download and install ...78 Manage your downloads ...80 Camera/Camcorder/ ...82 Gallery ...85 YouTube ...87 Music ...88 Get My Location ...91 Search for a location ...92 Star a location ...93 Get driving, ...
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    ... time ...124 About cellphone ...125 12 Making the most of your cellphone ...126 12.1 PC suite ...126 13 Alcatel Mobile Phones Limited Warranty ...127 14 Accessories ...129 15 Troubleshooting ...130 16 Specifications ...134 3
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    ... regulations on the use of wireless telephones and their accessories in the areas where you drive. Always obey them... liquids. Strictly obey all signs and instructions posted in a fuel depot, gas station, ... small children use your cellphone. When replacing the cover please note that your cellphone may ...
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    .... Do not paint it. Use only batteries, battery chargers, and accessories which are recommended by TCT Mobile Limited and its affiliates and are compatible ... or other parts of your body. Follow these instructions to avoid problems such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or ...
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    ...) disclaim any liability which may result from the improper use of the cellphone. • BATTERY AND ACCESSORIES: Before removing the battery from your ... TCT Mobile Limited and/or its affiliates. This symbol on your cellphone, the battery and the accessories means that these products must be taken to ...
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    ... highest SAR value for this model cellphone when tested is 0.883 W/Kg (OT-980A), 0.701 W/ Kg (OT-981A) for use at the ear and 1.11 W/Kg (OT-980A), 1.16 W/Kg (OT-981A) for use close to the body. While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various cellphones and at various ...
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    ... Mobile Limited and its affiliates is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. OT-980A/OT-981A Bluetooth QD ID B016877 The Wi-Fi Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Google, the Google logo, ...
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    ...: www.alcatelmobilephones.com Your cellphone is a transceiver that operates on following networks: OT-980A: GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks in quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UMTS in dual-band (850/1900 MHz) OT-981A: GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks in quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UMTS in dual-...
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    Disclaimer There may be certain differences between the user manual description and the cellphone's operation, depending on the software release of your cellphone or specific operator services. TCT Mobile shall not be held legally responsible for such differences, if...
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    ...claims, demands, suits or actions, and more specifically - but not limited to - tort law ... by TCT Mobile, may be subject to paid updates and upgrades in the future; TCT Mobile ... shall the list of possible applications and software provided with the handsets be considered as an undertaking from TCT...
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    1 1.1 Your cellphone ...Keys and connectors Touchscreen Headset connector Volume up Volume down Call key Menu key End key Back key Home key Micro-USB connector Search key Left/Right navigation keys 12
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    ... a call • Enter Call Log • Return to current call screen if the user navigates to other applications during call. • On Home screen, ... the screen Long press: When cellphone is off, power on the cellphone. When cellphone is on, enter Phone options: Silent mode, Airplane mode, Power off. Press to ...
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    1.2 Getting started 1.2.1 Set-up Removing or installing the back cover Inserting or removing the SIM card (1) You must insert your SIM card to make phone calls. Please power off your cellphone and remove battery before inserting or removing the SIM card. Place the SIM card with ...
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    Installing or removing the battery • Insert and click the battery into place, then close the cellphone cover. • Unclip the cover, then remove the battery. Installing and removing ...is locked. Gently push the memory card until it is unlocked. To remove the microSD card while the cellphone is...
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    ... Standard charger UK charger Connect the battery charger. • Charging may take about 20 ... the plug into the socket. • Make sure the battery is correctly inserted before connecting the charger. ... your cellphone for the first time, charge the battery fully (approximately 3 hours). You are advised ...
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    ... to touch the Android logo to begin and then sign into your Google Account to synchronize email, contacts, calendar and other Google applications (1). • Enter your user name and password, then touch Sign in. If you forget your password, you can go to http://www.google.com/ to retrieve it. If you ...
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    1.2.3 Power off your cellphone Hold down the End key from the Home screen until the cellphone options appear, select Power off. 1.3 Home screen You can bring all the items (applications, shortcuts, folders and widgets) you love or use most frequently to your Home screen for quick access. Press ...
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    1.3.1 Using the touchscreen Touch To access an application, touch it with your finger. Touch and Hold To enter the available options for an item, touch and hold the item. For example, select a contact in Directory, touch and hold this contact, an option list will then appear on screen. Drag Place ...
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    ... Speakerphone is on Roaming No signal No SIM card installed Vibrate mode Ringer is silenced Cellphone microphone is mute Battery is very low Battery is low Battery is partially drained Battery is full Battery is charging GPS is on Receiving location data from GPS 20
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    ...Gmail message New text or multimedia message Problem with text or multimedia message delivery New ...New voicemail Upcoming event Data is synchronizing Problem with sign-in or synchronization microSD card is full ... data Download finished Connected to VPN Disconnected from VPN System update available 21...
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    ...and drag up to close it. From Notification panel, you can open items and other reminders indicated by notification icons or view wireless service information. Touch to clear all event-based notifications (other ongoing notifications will remain). 1.3.3 Search bar The cellphone provides a Search ...
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    ... results will display for you to select from. 1.3.4 Lock/Unlock your screen To protect your cellphone ... by creating a variety of patterns. To create a screen unlock pattern (refer to section11.4.2 for detailed settings... Menu key for help. Draw your unlock pattern Touch to confirm by drawing pattern...
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    ... lock cellphone screen Press End key once to lock the screen. To unlock cellphone screen Draw the unlock...the screen. If you did not set the unlock screen, drag the green lock icon to ...to unlock it. Drag to the right to unlock the screen Drag to the left to activate silent mode or normal mode 1.3.5 ...
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    • Shortcuts • Widgets • Folders To add a shortcut to Home screen, such as applications, bookmark, contact, etc. To add a widget to Home screen, such as clock, music player, etc. To add a folder to Home screen, such as new folder, contact folder, etc. To improve the organization of the Home ...
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    1.3.6 Application tab Touch or drag up the on Home screen to enter applications list. To close it, touch or drag it down. Consult recently-used applications To consult recently-used applications, you can press and hold the Home key from Home screen. Touch an icon in the window to open the related ...
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    2 2.1 Text input ... Your cellphone is equipped with two kinds of keyboard: Hardware Keyboard and Onscreen Keyboard. Using Hardware Keyboard Slide up the cellphone to open the Hardware Keyboard. Delete key Enter key Shift key ALT key Space key Press once: Input a capitalized character Shift+...
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    2.2 Using Onscreen Keyboard Onscreen keyboard will display automatically when a program requires entering text or numbers. Touch to enter text or numbers, touch and hold to select input method. Touch to lock in capital letter input mode. Touch to switch to symbol and numeric keyboard. Onscreen...
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    3 3.1 Phone call, Call log and Contacts ...Phone ... 3.1.1 Placing a call The user can easily start a call using Phone. Enter this menu using one of the following two ways: • Touch Application tab from Home screen and select Phone. • Press Call key, then select Phone tab. Touch...
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    International call to enter "+", then enter To dial an international call, touch and hold the international country prefix followed by the full cellphone number and finally touch or press Call key. Emergency call If your cellphone has network coverage, dial emergency number and press to make an...
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    ... by your network to avoid missing calls. It works like an answering machine that you can consult at any time. To access your voicemail, touch on Phone tab. To set your voicemail number, enter Settings\Call settings\Voicemail settings. If you receive a voicemail, a voicemail icon appears on the ...
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    3.1.5 Managing multiple calls With this cellphone you can handle multiple calls at the same time. Swap calls When you accept two calls, press Menu key to open option list, and touch . You can now switch between two lines. The current call is put icon on hold and you have joined in the other call. ...
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    3.2 Call log You can access your call memory by pressing Call key from the Home screen and touching Call log tab. Touch to the right side of contact/ number to place a call directly. There are three kind of calls in Call log: Missed calls Dialled calls Received calls Touch or touch & hold a ...
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    3.3 Contacts... Contacts enables quick and easy access to the people you want to reach. You can view and create contacts on your cellphone and synchronize these with your Gmail contacts or other applications on the web or on your cellphone. When using Contacts for the first time you are required ...
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    3.3.1 Consult your Contacts To access the Contacts, touch Application tab on the Home screen, then select Contacts.You can also access this feature by pressing Call key, then selecting the Contacts tab. Touch to view the contact's detailed information. Touch icon to open Quick Contact panel. ...
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    3.3.2 Adding a contact Press Menu key from contact list screen and touch New contacts. You are required to enter the contact's name and other contact information. By scrolling up and down the screen, you can move from one field to another easily. Touch to select a picture for the contact. Touch to ...
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    3.3.3 Editing your contacts To edit contact information, touch and hold the contact whose information is to be edited, then touch Edit contact. When finished, touch Save. Change a contact's default cellphone number The default cellphone number (the number which has priority when making a call or ...
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    3.3.4 Communicating with your contacts From the contacts list, you can communicate with your contacts by making a call or exchanging messages. To launch a call to a contact, locate the contact or number your want . You can also touch & hold the to call, then press Call key or touch contact or ...
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    ... contacts, for each account, you want to display in the Contacts list. To hide/display contacts that don't have cellphone numbers, press Menu key from contacts list screen, touch Display options, then activate or deactivate Only contacts with phones by touching it. Finally, touch Done to save. 39
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    3.3.7 Joining/Separating contacts To avoid duplication, you can add any new contact information to existing contacts in a single action. Touch the contact which you want to add information to, press Menu key and touch Edit contact, then press Menu key again and touch Join. At this time, you are ...
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    ... Background data to control whether applications or services data can be transmitted when they are running in ... or online will be automatically synchronized to each other. Sync manually You can synchronize an account manually on Accounts & Sync Settings screen by pressing Menu key and touching Sync ...
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    4 4.1 Google Messaging, Gmail/ Email, Google Talk and Google Voice ...Google Messaging ... You can create, edit and receive SMS and MMS with this cellphone. To access this feature, touch Application tab from Home screen, then select Messaging. All messages you receive or send out can only be saved...
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    Sending a multimedia message MMS enables you to send video clips, images, photos, animations, slides and sounds to other compatible mobiles and e-mail addresses. An SMS will be converted to MMS automatically when media files (image, video, audio, slides, etc.) are attached or Subject or email ...
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    Touch to go to previous or next slide. Touch to preview the current slide. Touch to edit the title of this slide. 4.1.2 Manage messages When receiving a message, an icon will appear on status bar as notification. Drag down the status bar to open Notification panel, touch the new message to open ...
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    ... message options are available for selection: Forward Lock/Unlock message View message details Delete ... the message to another recipient. Touch to lock/unlock the message so it can/can't be deleted ... messages to save. • Multimedia message limit • Service center Touch to set number of multimedia ...
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    Text message settings • Delivery reports • Manage SIM card messages Select to request a delivery report for each text message you send. Touch to manage text messages stored on your SIM card. Multimedia message settings • Delivery reports • Read reports Select to request a delivery report ...
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    ...set up your cellphone, you can select to use an existing Gmail or to create a new Email account. 4.2.1 Gmail ...As Google's web-based email service, Gmail is configured when you first set up your cellphone. Gmail on your cellphone can be automatically synchronized with your Gmail account on the web...
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    • If you do not want to send the mail out right away, you can touch Save as draft to save copy. To view the draft, press Menu key and touch View labels, then select Drafts. If you do not want to send or save the mail, you can touch Discard. To add a signature to emails, press Menu key from inbox ...
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    Managing Gmails by Label To conveniently manage conversations and messages, you can organize them using a Label. To label a conversation when reading a conversation's messages, press Menu key and touch Change Labels and select the label to assign to the conversation. To view conversations by ...
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    Gmail settings To manage Gmail settings, press Menu key in Inbox screen and touch Settings. • Signature • Confirm delete • Batch operation To add a signature text to the end of each mail you send. Select to activate a query when deleting a message or conversation, for double confirmation. ...
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    ... the account you entered is not provided by your service provider in the cellphone, you will be prompted to go to the email account settings screen to enter settings manually. Or you can touch Manual setup to directly enter the incoming and outgoing settings for the email account you are ...
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    4.3 Google Talk ... Google's instant messaging service, Google Talk, lets you communicate with your friends whenever they are connected to this service. To access this feature and sign in, touch Application tab from Home screen, then touch Talk. ...
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    4.3.1 Chatting with your friends To start a chat, touch the name of a friend in your Friends list, then enter your message and finally touch Send. You can invite other friends to join in a group chat by pressing Menu key, touching Add to chat and then select the friend you want to add. When ...
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    4.3.3 To close a chat When you want to end a chat, the following two ways are available: • From Friends list screen, touch and hold the friend you want to stop chatting with to open Option menu, touch End chat. • Press Menu key from chatting screen directly, and then touch End chat. 4.3.4 To ...
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    ... bar when a new message arrives. You can also set a notification ringtone by touching Select ringtone or select Vibrate to activate vibration alert for this service. Select to display an indicator icon along with your name in other people's Friends list. Select to sign in to your Google Talk ...
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    5 5.1 Google Calendar & Alarm clock & Calculator ...Google Calendar ... Use Google Calendar to keep track of important meetings, appointments, etc. To access this function, touch Application tab from Home screen, then touch Calendar. 5.1.1 Multimode view You can display the Calendar in daily, ...
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    5.1.2 To create new events You can add new events from any Calendar view. • Press Menu key from Calendar screen, and touch New event to access new event edit screen. • Fill in all required information for this new event. If it is a whole-day event, you can select All day. • Invite guests to ...
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    5.1.4 Event reminder If a reminder is set for an event, the upcoming event icon Status bar as a notification when the reminder time arrives. appears on Touch and drag down the status bar to open notification panel, touch event name to view Calendar notification list. Touch Snooze all to turn off ...
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    ... Volume up/down key behaviors when alarm sounds: None, Snooze or Dismiss 5.3 Calculator ... With Calculator, you can solve many mathematical problems. To access this function, touch Application tab from Home screen, then touch Calculator. There are two panels available: Basic panel and Advanced ...
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    To switch between panels, select one of the following two ways: • Touch and drag the basic screen to the left to open the Advanced panel. • Or press Menu key from basic panel to open option menu and touch Advanced panel. Enter a number and the arithmetic operation to be performed, and enter ...
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    ... SIM card inserted, it will automatically configure network service: GPRS, EDGE or 3G. To check the network ... touch Settings\Wireless & networks\Mobile networks\ GSM/UMTS options\Network operators or Access Point... Touch Settings\Wireless & networks\Mobile networks\GSM/ UMTS options\Access Point Names....
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    ... roaming, you can decide to connect/disconnect to a data service. • Press Menu key from Home screen. • Touch... data connection to 2G networks only To save battery and extend battery life, you can set to... • Touch Settings\Wireless & networks\Mobile networks\GSM/ UMTS options\Use only 2G networks. ...
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    6.1.2 Wi-Fi Using Wi-Fi, you can connect to the Internet when your cellphone is within range of a wireless network. Wi-Fi can be used on cellphone even without a SIM card inserted. To turn Wi-Fi on and connect to a wireless network • Press Menu key from Home screen. • Touch Settings\Wireless & ...
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    To add a Wi-Fi network When Wi-Fi is on, you may add new Wi-Fi networks according to your preference. • Press Menu key from Home screen. • Touch Settings\Wireless & networks\Wi-Fi settings\Add Wi-Fi network. • Enter the name of the network and any required network information. • Touch Save....
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    To set home page • Press Menu key from Browser screen to display option menu, touch More\Settings\Set home page. • Enter the URL of the website you want to set as your home page. • Finally touch OK to confirm. 6.2.1 Viewing web pages When opening a website, you can navigate on web pages by ...
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    To copy text on a web page You can copy text from a web page and paste it into emails or SMS/MMS messages. • Press Menu key from web page screen, then touch More\Select text. • Place your finger at the start of the text you want to copy and then drag it to the end of the text. • Selected text...
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    Other options: • Refresh • Exit • Page info To refresh the current page (press Menu key on web page screen, then touch Refresh). To close all tabs (press Menu key on web page screen, then touch Exit). To view more information about the current page (press Menu key on web page screen, then ...
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    To view Browser history • Press Menu key from Browser screen • Touch Bookmarks • Touch History tab to view browser history. To view your most frequently visited pages • Press Menu key from Browser screen • Touch Bookmarks • Touch Most visited tab to view your most frequently visited ...
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    6.2.3 Manage bookmarks To bookmark a web page • Open the web page you want to bookmark. • Touch the bookmark icon at the top of the screen, or press Menu key and touch Bookmarks. • Touch Add Bookmark • Enter the name and location if needed and touch OK to confirm. To open a bookmark • ...
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    6.2.4 Settings A series of settings are available for your adjustment. To access Browser settings, press Menu key from Browser screen, and touch More\ Settings. Page content settings • Text size • Default zoom • Open pages in overview • Text encoding • Block pop-up windows • Load images...
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    ...Show security warning Advanced settings • Website settings • Reset to default Touch to view advanced settings for ... Touch to clear all browser data and reset all settings to default. 71 Mark to... passwords. Mark to show warning if there is a problem with a site's security. Touch to clear locally ...
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    6.3 Connecting to Bluetooth devices Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology that you can use to exchange data, or connect to other Bluetooth devices for various uses. To access this feature, press Menu key from Home screen, touch Settings\ Wireless & Networks\Bluetooth or ...
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    ... and the computer. To connect/disconnect your cellphone to/from the computer To connect your cellphone to the computer: • Download PC suite from website (www.alcatel-mobilephones.com) and install it on your computer. • Use the USB cable that came with your cellphone to connect the cellphone to a...
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    ...Menu key from Home screen, • Touch Settings\SD card, USB Mass Storage & phone storage. • Touch Unmount SD card. You can now safely remove the microSD ... key from Home screen, • Touch Settings\SD card, USB Mass Storage & phone storage. • Touch Unmount SD card. You can format a microSD card only...
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    ... commonly deployed by corporations, schools, and other institutions so that their users can access local network resources when not on campus, ... VPN. Touch the type of VPN to add. In the screen that opens, follow the instructions from your network administrator to configure each component of the VPN ...
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    To edit/delete a VPN To edit a VPN: • Press Menu key from Home screen, • Touch Settings\Wireless & networks\VPN settings. • VPNs you have added are listed; touch & hold the VPN you want to edit. • Touch Edit network. • After finishing, press Menu key and touch Save. To delete: • Touch ...
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    7 Android Market (1) ... Android Market is an online software store, where you can download and install applications and games to your Android Powered Phone. To open Android Market: • Touch Application ... you access Android Market, a screen with terms of service pops up for your attention, touch ...
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    Touch Apps or Games on Android Market screen to browse its contents, and then select subcategory. Within each subcategory you can select to view items sorted by Top paid, Top free, or Just in. Touch to search in Android market. To return to Android Market Home screen, do one of the following: • ...
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    ... log in to Google Checkout payment and billing service. • If your Google Checkout account has... accounts, select one to proceed. • Select the Terms of service link and read the document. When finished, ...check box if you agree with the terms of service. • Touch Buy now at the bottom of the screen....
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    ... for a refund, touch Uninstall & refund, and finally touch OK to confirm. Update notification On Android Market screen, press Menu key and touch Downloads. Press Menu key and touch Notification, select whether or not to be notified of updates, and finally touch OK to confirm. 80
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    Rate Open the details screen for an application, touch the stars under My review, touch the number of stars to award and confirm by touching OK. Flag You can report an inappropriate application to Android Market by flagging it. Open the details screen for the application, scroll to the bottom and ...
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    ... or Camcorder, please ensure one MicroSD card where all pictures and videos are stored is correctly installed. Also, be sure to open the protective lens cover before use to avoid it affecting your picture quality. To access this function, touch Application tab from Home screen and then touch Camera ...
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    To shoot a video Switch Camera mode to Video mode or access Camcorder directly from the application list. First position the object or landscape in the viewfinder, and touch icon to start recording. Touch icon to stop shooting. The video will be automatically saved. Further operations when viewing ...
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    8.1.1 Settings in framing mode Before taking a photo/shooting a video, you can adjust a number of settings by pressing Menu key in framing mode and touching Settings. Camera settings: • White balance • Anti Banding • Color effect • Picture size • Brightness • Night mode Touch to adjust ...
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    8.2 Gallery ... Gallery acts as a media player for you to view photos and playback videos. In addition, a set of further operations to pictures and videos are available for your choice (refer to page 83). To access this function, touch Application tab from Home screen, then touch Gallery. ...
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    Working with pictures You can work with pictures by rotating or cropping them, sharing them with friends, setting them as contact ID or wallpaper, etc. Locate the picture you want to work on, press Menu key from full-screen picture view. Touch to Share the picture by MMS, Email, etc. Touch to ...
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    8.3 YouTube ... YouTube is an online video-sharing service where the user can download, share and view videos. It supports a streaming function that allows you to start watching videos almost as soon as they begin downloading from the Internet. To access ...
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    ... search for songs you want to play in libraries. To delete a song, press Menu key from playback screen and then touch Delete to remove it from the MicroSD card. You can also set a song as a ringtone, press Menu key from playback screen to display option menu, then touch Use as phone ringtone. 88
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    8.4.1 Playing music From any of the four library screens, touch a song to play it back. Touch to open the current playlist. Touch to play the current playlist in shuffle mode (tracks are played in random order). Touch to toggle repeat mode: Don't repeat, Repeat the playlist, or Repeat the current ...
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    8.4.2 Using Party shuffle All songs will be displayed in order by default. When Party shuffle is activated, all songs will be played randomly. Press Menu key, then touch Party shuffle to turn on this function.To turn it off, press Menu key again, then touch Party shuffle off. 8.4.3 Working with ...
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    9 9.1 Google Maps...Get My Location 9.1.1 Choose a data source to decide My Location Press Menu key from Home screen, touch Settings\Location & Security. • Mark the check box of Use wireless networks to set Wi-Fi and/or mobile networks as My Location data source. • Or mark the check box of ...
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    To zoom in and out of a map, touch the plus or minus side of the zoom control , or you can also zoom in/out by double-tapping a location on screen. To clear the map history, press Menu key and touch More\Clear Map. 9.2 Search for a location • While viewing a map, press Menu key and touch ...
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    ... star to unstar that location.) 9.3.2 View a list of starred items • Press Menu key from maps screen and touch More\Starred items. • The list of your starred items and their addresses opens. • Touch a location in the list to view it . Press Menu key and touch Refresh to update the list. 93
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    9.4 Get driving, public transport or walking directions 9.4.1 Get suggested routes for your trip • Press Menu key from maps screen and touch Directions. • Touch enter bar or to edit your start point by one of the following methods: entering an address, using My Location, selecting a start ...
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    9.4.2 Preview suggested routes and decide on a route more preferable or feasible to you You can preview each turn in your route in Navigation, Satellite, and other views. • Touch a left or right arrow to preview the next or previous leg of your route. • You can view turn-by-turn directions in a...
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    ... your current route, or if you just want to try a different route, you can request an alternative route from Google Maps with turnby-turn Navigation service. Press Menu key and touch Route information. Touch the alternative route icon. An alternative route is drawn on the map. 9.5 Arrangement of ...
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    ... Google Latitude, you can: • see your friends' locations on a map or in a list. • quickly contact your friends with a text message, instant message, or phone call. • you can share, set, hide your location, or sign out of Google Latitude. • control who sees your location, and at what level of...
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    9.6.1 To join Latitude • Press Menu key from maps screen. • Touch Join Latitude. When you joined Latitude, the menu item changes to Latitude. To open Latitude, press Menu key from maps screen, then touch Latitude. 9.6.2 How to invite friends to share their locations • Press Menu key from ...
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    9.6.4 To connect with your friends Select a contact, you can communicate with your friend and set privacy options. • Show on map Locate the friend's position on the map. • Chat using Google Send instant message to the friend. Talk • Send email • Directions • Hide from this friend • ...
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    ...choose from: • Detect your location • Set your location Enable Latitude to detect your location automatically when you move around. Select a location on the map manually. • Hide your location Hide your location from all friends. • Turn off latitude Deactivate Latitude and stop sharing. 100
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    ... your memory card instead of your cellphone memory. To use it, you have to install your memory card first. See page 14 for instructions on inserting the memory card. FileManager displays all data stored on the MicroSD card, including applications, media files downloaded from Android Market, YouTube ...
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    10.2 Notes ...To access this function, touch Application tab from Home screen, then touch Notes. Use Notes to note down inspirations, ideas, excerpts, things to do and all those things you may want to keep for future reference. Existing notes can be sent via Bluetooth, Message or Email. 10.3 ...
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    Voice Recorder allows you to record voice/sound for seconds/hours. To view all recordings you have made, press Menu key from recording screen, then touch All Records. When recording is finished, press Menu key to display option menu, you can touch Share to send the recording to your friends via ...
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    ..., restore from server, export to server, and import from server What to sync: supported synchronization applications are Directory and Calendar, each with an ...basis (daily, weekly, and monthly) 10.7 TSCalibration ...Follow the onscreen guide to go through the process: press Menu key to continue. Tap...
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    10.8 Other applications (1) ... The previous applications in this section are preinstalled to your cellphone. To read a brief introduction of the preinstalled 3rd party applications, please refer to the leaflet provided with the cellphone. You can also download thousands more 3rd party ...
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    ...configure an access point to connect your cellphone to the wireless network. For detailed instructions on using Wi-Fi, please refer to section 6.1.2 Wi-Fi...., images, music and more) over short distances with another Bluetooth supported device (cellphone, computer, printer, headset, car kit and more)....
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    ... mobile devices with access to network resources and software applications on their home network, when they ...open at all times, throughout the working day, as the user connects via various wireless networks,...suspend-and-resumes their devices to preserve battery life. A conventional VPN cannot survive ...
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    ... settings Use Call settings to configure normal phone call settings and other special features ... Dialing Numbers Fixed Dialing Number (FDN) is a service mode of SIM, where outgoing calls are restricted to a... SIM PIN2 which is usually acquired from your service provider or SIM maker. 11.2.2 Voicemail ...
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    ... be used by people who are deaf, have bad hearing or speech impairments. After connecting the cell phone and TTY machine it connects to a relay service, which converts incoming speech to text for the person using the TTY and converts outgoing ...
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    ... other audio, as well as brightness and other screen settings. Sound settings • Silent mode • Ringer volume • Media volume • Phone ringtone • Phone vibrate • Notification ringtone • Audible touch tones • Audible selection • Haptic feedback • SD card notifications Mark the check ...
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    ... Slider sound • Slide ringtone • Slide opens to answer • Slide opens to unlock • Slide closes to lock Mark the check box to activate playing sound...an incoming call when slider opens. Mark the check box to activate unlocking the screen when slider opens. Mark the check box to activate locking ...
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    ..., and so on. When you select this option, you're asked whether you consent to sharing your location anonymously with Google's location service. Use GPS satellites Check to use your cellphone's global positioning system (GPS) satellite receiver to pinpoint your location within an accuracy as ...
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    ... unlock pattern • Set unlock pattern Touch to open a set of screens that guide you through drawing a...the check box to set the requirement to draw a pattern when unlocking screen • Use visible pattern Mark the check box to draw lines between points in the unlock pattern you draw. • Use tactile ...
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    ... to set a password for the credential storage (at least 8 characters). Clear storage Touch to clear credential storage of all contents and reset its password. 11.5 Applications You use the Applications settings to view details about the applications installed on your cellphone, to manage their data...
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    ...manage and remove installed applications. Running services Touch to open a list of services-applications ...always listens for incoming messages. Above each service, one or more gray bars show ...would recover if you stopped the service). Depending on the service, when you touch it in the list it either...
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    ..., and manage your Google and other supported accounts. You also use these settings to... actively working in them. Unmarking this setting can save battery power and lowers (but does not ... data automatically is disabled if Background data is unchecked. In that case, the Auto-sync checkbox is dimmed. 116
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    11.6.2 Manage accounts The rest of this screen lists the Google Accounts and other accounts you've added to the cellphone. If you touch an account in this screen, its account screen opens. This screen contains different options, depending on the kind of account. For Google Accounts, it lists the ...
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    ... settings, and any existing backups are deleted from Google Servers. Factory data reset Erase all of your personal data from internal cellphone ... and application settings, and any downloaded applications. Resetting the cellphone does not erase any system software updates you've downloaded or any ...
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    11.8 SD card, USB Mass Storage & phone storage Use the MicroSD card, USB Mass Storage ...to manage your MicroSD card; and if necessary, to reset the cellphone, erasing all of your personal information. ... card before you can format it. 11.8.2 Internal phone storage Available space Touch to display the ...
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    If a warning message comes up saying that cellphone memory is limited, you are required to free up space by deleting some unwanted applications, downloaded files etc. 11.8.3 USB Mass Storage Unmount/Eject UMS device Touch to list available UMS Mount Points. 11.9 Search You use the Search settings...
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    11.10 Language & keyboard Use the Language & Keyboard settings to select the language for the text on your cellphone and for configuring the onscreen keyboard, including words that you've added to its dictionary. 11.10.1 Select Locale Touch to select language and region you want. 11.10.2 ...
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    ... vibrate briefly as feedback as you navigate the user interface, press buttons, and so on... or names of items as you navigate the cellphone's user interface. SoundBack Mark the check box to play a sound as you navigate to the cellphone's user interface. (1) Availability depending on your country ...
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    ... your current settings. Install voice data If your cellphone does not have speech synthesizer data installed, connect to Android Market and find yourself guided through the process of downloading and installing the data. This setting is not available if the data is already installed. Always use my ...
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    ... Automatic Mark the check box to use network-provided values. Or unmark to set all values manually. Set date Touch to open a dialog where you can manually set the cellphone's date. Select time zone Touch to open a dialog where you can set the cellphone's...
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    ..., Signal strength, Mobile network type, Service state, Roaming, Mobile network state, .... Legal information Touch to view legal information. User manual (1) This is where you can read ... in the cellphone. It opens with PDF viewer by default. (1) User manual availability in cellphone depends on your ...
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    ... Making the most of your cellphone ... 12.1 PC suite You can download software upgrade for free from the website: www. alcatel-mobilephones.com. The PC suite includes: It allows you to back up contact entries so that you don't have to ...
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    13 Alcatel Mobile Phones Limited Warranty ... TCT Mobile North America LTD warrants to the original retail ... charge for parts or labor directly related to the defect(s). Batteries, power adapters, and other accessories sold as in box items are also warranted against defects and workmanship that ...
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    ...you. How to obtain Support: Contact the customer care center by calling (877-7023444) or going to www.alcatel-... wireless device in for service. In the case that your wireless device is no longer covered by this limited ... card, memory cards, or any other accessories such as the power adapter. You must ...
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    ... (1) ... The latest generation of Alcatel GSM cellphones offers a built-in handsfree feature that allows you ... as the headset. Standard charger UK charger Battery USB cable Stereo headset Only use your cellphone with the Alcatel batteries, chargers and accessories in your box. (1) Pictures ...
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    15 Troubleshooting ... Before contacting the aftersales department, you are advised to follow the instructions below: • You are ... • Check the battery charge level My cellphone will not charge properly • Make sure you are using an Alcatel battery and charger provided in the box. • Make sure ...
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    ... operator that your SIM card is valid • Try selecting the available network(s) manually • Try connecting at a later time if the network is overloaded ... appear when a call is received • Check that you have subscribed to this service with your operator • Your caller has concealed his/her number...
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    ...signal strength level I am unable to use the features described in the manual • Check with your operator to make sure that your subscription includes this service I am ...might be full • Contact your network operator to check service availability and check MMS parameters • Verify ...
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    ...to connect my cellphone to my computer • Install Alcatel's PC suite first of all • Open Notification ... and your cellphone is visible to other users How to make your battery last longer • Make sure ... time (minimum 3 hours) • After a partial charge, the battery level indicator may not be exact. ...
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    16 Platform Memory Specifications Qualcomm® MSM7227™ Android™ 2.1 ROM: 512 MB RAM: 256 MB Processor Dimensions (... touchscreen with 240×320 QVGA resolution UMTS: Dual-band 850/1900 MHz (OT-980A), 1700/2100 MHz (OT-981A) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency and data ...
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    Audio supported formats Video supported formats Battery MP3, AAC (AAC, AAC+), AMR-NB, MIDI, Ogg vorbis MPEG-4 (playback only), H.263, H.264 (playback only) • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery • Capacity: 1150 mAh Expansion Slot MicroSD™ memory card (...
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    ALCATEL is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent and is used under license by TCT Mobile Limited. © Copyright 2010 TCT Mobile Limited All rights reserved TCT Mobile Limited reserves the right to alter material or technical specification without prior notice. English - CJA3171ALAAA



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