Alcatel-Lucent OT-203, OT-103A, OT-103 User Manual

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1 Your mobile ..................











1 Left softkey

2Pick up/Send call Call memory






Right softkey

6Switch on/ Switch off End call










7 Vibration alert

8Navigation key (1): Menu/Confirm an option Messages


My shortcuts (2) FM radio(3) Alarm

Prolonged exposure to music at full volume on the music player may damage the listener's hearing. Set your phone volume safely. Use only headphones recommended by TCT Mobile Limited and its affiliates.

(1)Depending on your network operator.





Navigation key

Confirm an option (press the middle of the key)

Access “Templates” in “Messages(1) (long keypressin main screen)

Access favoritecontact(s)(2) (long keypressin main screen)

Pick up

Send a call

Access call memory (Redial) (short keypress)

Switch on/Switch off the telephone (long keypress)

End call

Return to the main screen

Left softkey

Right softkey

Access your voicemail (long keypress)

In edit mode

- Short keypress: access the language list - Long keypress: enter zero

In Edit mode:

-Short keypress: change input methods

-Long keypress: access the Symbols table

From main screen

-Short keypress: #

-Long keypress: activate/deactivate the vibrator In edit mode:

-Short keypress: (space)

-Long keypress: add a word




1.2Main screen icons

Battery charge level.

Vibration alert: your phone vibrates, but neither rings nor beeps except for the alarms.

Headset connected.

Call forwarding activated: your calls are forwarded.

Alarm clock programmed.

Voicemail message arrived.

FM radio is on.

Unanswered calls.


Line switching (3): indicates the selected line.

Shown only in no ciphering mode while calling, sending/ receiving SMS.

Level of network reception.

(1) (2) Silence mode: your phone neither rings, beeps nor vibrates except for the alarms.

Message unread.

Keypad locked

Stopwatch is active

Ringtone alert

Vibration and ringtone alert



(3)Depending on your network operator.


2Getting started ............


Removing and installing the back cover

Installing and removing the battery

Inserting and removing the SIM Card

Place the SIM card with the chip facing downwards and slide it into its housing. Make sure that it is correctly inserted. To remove the card, press it and slide it out.

2.2 Power on your phone

3 Calls ..............................


4 Call register ..........


3.1 Making a call


4.1 Call memory





Dial the desired number then press the

key to place the call. If

You can access your call memory by pressing the

key from the

you make a mistake, you can delete the incorrect digits by pressing the

main screen.


right softkey.




To hang up the call, press the


Making an emergency call

If your phone is covered by the network, dial emergency number and press the key to make an emergency call. This works even without a SIM card and without typing the PIN code or unlocking the keypad.

3.2Calling your voicemail (1)

To access your voicemail, hold down the key.

3.3Receiving a call

When you receive an incoming call, press the key to talk and then hang up using thekey.

3.4Available functions during the call

During a call, you can use your directory,short messages, etc. without losing your correspondent.

4.2My numbers

Type in or modify your telephone number or the number to access your voicemail and confirm by pressing .Your telephone number is usually written on your SIM card.


You can access different items with this option:Amount, Duration.

4.4Call settings

You can access a number of items with this option: Call waiting, Call forwarding, Call barring,Answer mode,Auto redial…

4.5Call control (1)

The menu serves you the dual purposes of cost monitoring and controlling during a call by the settings of “By cost” and “By duration”.

Hold down the key until the phone powers on.

2.3Power off your phone

Hold down the key from the main screen.


Contact your network operator to check service availability.

(1) Depending on your network operator.




5 Directory................

7 Display(1) ................

9 Tools ........................

5.1Consulting your directory

Toaccess the directory from the main screen, press thekey and select theicon from the menu.

5.2Creating a file

Select the directory in which you wish to create a file, press the “Options” softkey,select “Create file” then.

6Messages ................


The wallpaper is displayed when you switch on your telephone.

7.2Power On/Off (3)

You can customise your welcome animation or image that appears when you switch on your phone.

You can also customise your OFF screen with an image or animation.


You may adjust black level with respect to LCD display by pressing the key.


Once you enter this menu from “Tools”, there is amonthly-viewcalendar for you to keep track of important meetings, appointments, etc. Days with events entered will be marked in color.


StopWatch is simple application for measuring time with possibility to register several results and suspend/resume measurement.


Your mobile phone has a built-inalarm clock with a snooze feature.

6.1Create message

From the main menu select “Messages” to create text message.You can type a message, and you're also able to insert apre-definedmessage from “Templates”. While writing a message, select “Options” to access all the messaging options. You can save your messages that you send often to “Drafts” or “Templates”.

8 Settings ..................

From the main screen, select the icon menu and select the function of your choice in order to customise your telephone: Display(2), Clock, Keys, Dictionary, More settings...


Hold down the key to get the decimal point. Confirm with thekey or the left softkey.


Unit converter and Currency converter.

9.6My shortcuts

Access the shortcuts already programmed. To programme new shortcuts: select “My shortcuts” if you want to create a quick access to a function, Directory, etc.



(3)Depending on the model.




10Games ....................


Your Alcatel phone may include some games.

10.1 Game settings

It allows you to manage settings, in which you may set background music and vibration alert.

11FM radio(1) ..............

Your phone is equipped with an FM radio (2) with RDS functionality.You can use the application as a traditional FM radio with automatic tuning and saved channels or with parallel visual information related to the radio program on the display,if you tune to stations that offer Visual Radio service.You can listen to it while running other applications.

With this menu, you may personalise ringtones for different events and environments.

13Latin input mode ........

To write messages, there are two writing methods:

-Normal: this mode allows you to type a text by choosing a letter or a sequence of characters associated with a key. Press the key several

times until the desired letter is highlighted. When you release the key the highlight character is inserted into the text.

-Predictive with the Zi mode: this mode speeds up the writing of

your text.Write the word by pressing a key between and and

. Press the key once and the word will be modified each time you press a key. As you go on, the word will keep changing.

Example: For “Tomorrow”, press on the following keys:

,,= Too->->tomorrow

-key in edit mode

Short keypress: access the language list

Long keypress: enter zero


(2)The quality of the radio depends on the coverage of the radio station in that particular area.



ALCATEL is a trademark of

Alcatel-Lucentand used under license by

TCT Mobile Limited.

All rights reserved © Copyright 2009

TCT Mobile Limited.

TCT Mobile Limited reserves the right to alter material or technical specification without prior notice.

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Safety and use ...................... conditions (moisture, humidity, rain, infiltration

of liquids, dust, sea

air, etc). The












Do not allow your phone to be exposed to adverse weather or environmental












manufacturer’s recommended operating temperature range is -10°Cto +55°C.

We recommend that you read this chapter carefully before using your phone. The

Over 55°C the legibility of the phone’s display may be impaired, though this is

manufacturer disclaims any liability for damage, which may result as a consequence

temporary and not serious.




of improper use or use contrary to the instructions contained herein.


Emergency call numbers may not be reachable on all cellular networks.You should








never rely only on your phone for emergency calls.



Given that studies show that using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle constitutes

Do not open, dismantle or attempt to repair your mobile phone yourself.


a real risk, even when the hands-freekit is used (car kit, headset...), drivers are

Do not drop, throw or bend your mobile phone.




requested to refrain from using their mobile when the vehicle is not parked.

Do not paint it.





When driving, do not use your phone and headphone to listen to music or to the

Use only batteries, battery chargers, and accessories which are recommended by

radio. Using a headphone can be dangerous and forbidden in some areas.

TCT Mobile Limited and its affiliates and are compatible with your phone model).

When switched on, your phone emits electromagnetic waves that can interfere with

TCT Mobile Limited and its affiliates disclaim any liability for damage caused by the

the vehicle’s electronic systems such as ABS anti-lockbrakes or airbags. To ensure

use of other chargers or batteries.




that there is no problem:







Remember to make back-upcopies or keep a written record of all important

- do not place your phone on top of the dashboard or within an airbag deployment

information stored in your phone.















Some people may suffer epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to flashing


check with your car dealer or


car manufacturer to make sure that the

lights, or when playing video games.These seizures or blackouts may occur even if a


dashboard is adequately shielded from mobile phone RF energy.


person never had a previous seizure or blackout. If you have experienced seizures or







blackouts, or if you have a family history of such occurrences, please consult your

You are advised to switch off the telephone from time to time to optimise its

doctor before playing video games on your phone or enabling a flashing-lightsfeature










on your phone.





Switch the phone off before boarding an aircraft.



Parents should monitor their children’s use of video games or other features that

Switch the phone off when you are in health care facilities, except in designated

incorporate flashing lights on the phones. All persons should discontinue use and

areas.As with many other types of equipment now in regular use, mobile telephones

consult a doctor if any of the following symptoms occur: convulsion, eye or muscle

can interfere with other electrical or electronic devices, or equipment using radio

twitching, loss of awareness, involuntary movements, or disorientation. To limit the











likelihood of such symptoms, please take the following safety precautions:


Switch the phone off when you are near gas or flammable liquids. Strictly obey all

- Do not play or use a flashing-lightsfeature if you are tired or need sleep.


signs and instructions posted in a fuel depot, petrol station, or chemical plant, or in


Take a minimum of a 15-minutebreak hourly.




any potentially explosive atmosphere.





- Play in a room in which all lights are on.




When the phone is switched on, it should be kept at least 15 cm from any medical

- Play at the farthest distance possible from the screen.



device such as a pacemaker, a hearing aid or insulin pump, etc. In particular when

- If your hands, wrists, or arms become tired or sore while playing,stop and rest for

using the phone, you should hold it against the ear on the opposite side to the


several hours before playing again.




device, if any.









- If you continue to have sore hands, wrists, or arms during or after playing,stop the

To avoid hearing impairment, pick up the call before holding your phone to your ear.


game and see a doctor.




Also move the handset away from your ear while using the “hands-free”mode

When you play games on your phone, you may experience occasional discomfort in

because the amplified volume might cause hearing damage.



your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body. Follow the

Do not let children use the phone and/or play with the telephone and accessories

instructions to avoid problems such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other

without supervision.








musculoskeletal disorders.




When replacing the cover please note that your phone may contain substances that


Prolonged exposure to music at full volume on the music player may damage

could create an allergic reaction.













the listener's hearing. Set your phone volume safely. Use only headphones

Always handle your phone with care and keep it in a clean and dust-freeplace.



recommended by TCT Mobile Limited and its affiliates.


































Telephone warranty ............


in the geographical area where the equipment is used,














2) not being compliant with technical and safety standards applicable

Congratulations on choosing this mobile phone - we hope that you


improper maintenance of sources of energy, and of the overall


electric installation,




will be completely satisfied with it.












accidents or consequences of theft of the vehicle in which the

Your phone

is guaranteed

against any deviation




telephone is transported, acts of vandalism, lightning, fire, humidity,



a period of twelve

(12) months


the date



infiltration of liquids, inclement weather,



specified on your original invoice, subject to any other specific





connecting to or integrating into the phone any equipment not

provisions (1).










supplied or not recommended by TCT Mobile Limited

or its

The warranty terms defined in the manual also apply to the battery



affiliates, without their express written consent for such,


and accessories sold with the phone but for a period of six (6) months




any servicing, modification or repair performed by individuals not

(2) from the date of purchase shown on your original invoice.


authorised by TCT Mobile Limited or its affiliates, the vendor or

Under the terms of this warranty, you must immediately inform your



the approved maintenance centre,




vendor (or any repair centre approved by TCT Mobile Limited or its





7) use of the mobile phone and/or its accessory for a purpose other







website http://www.alcatel-


than that for which it was designed,
 in case of a conformity defect on your phone, and






normal wear,




present the invoice given to you at the time of purchase.The vendor


malfunctions caused by external causes (e.g., radio interference





decide whether to replace or

repair, as


from other equipment, power voltage fluctuations),



appropriate, all or any part of the telephone or accessory found to be




10) modifications made to the equipment even if required by changes



warranty covers

the cost of parts

and labour but


in regulations and/or modification of network parameters,


excludes any other costs. Repair or replacement may be carried out



11) faulty connections resulting from unsatisfactory radio transmission

using reconditioned components offering equivalent functionality.


or caused by the absence of radio relay coverage.









warranty, especially repair,




12) equipment

on which markings or

serial numbers



modification or replacement of products, shall entitle to a ONE (1)


removed or altered, and handsets

on which labels



month warranty unless there are statutory provisions to the contrary.



removed or deteriorated shall be excluded from the warranty.

This warranty shall not apply to damage or defects to your mobile




with the applicable law, your product is


phone and/or accessory caused by:




against hidden

defects (defects inherent

in the design, manufacture,

1) not following the instructions for use or installation,


































There are no express warranties, whether written or oral, other than


The mandatory warranty period may vary if overriding statutory

this printed limited warranty, express or implied, of any nature


provisions are applicable in your jurisdiction.









The life of a

rechargeable mobile phone battery in terms of

In no event shall TCT Mobile Limited or its affiliates be liable for


conversation time, standby time, and total service life, will depend

incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever,


on the conditions of use and network configuration. Batteries

including but not limited to trading loss, commercial loss, to the full


being considered expendable supplies, the specifications state that

extent those damages can be disclaimed by law.Some countries/states


you should obtain optimal performance for your mobile phone

do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential


during the first six months after purchase and for approximately

damages, or limitation of the duration of implied warranties, so the


200 more recharges.






preceding limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.





















Please note that you must respect the laws and regulations in force in your jurisdiction or other jurisdiction(s) where you will use your mobile phone regarding taking photographs and recording sounds with your mobile telephone. Pursuant to such laws and regulations, it may be strictly forbidden to take photographs and/or to record the voices of other people or any of their personal attributes, and duplicate or distribute them, as this may be considered to be an invasion of privacy. It is the user's sole responsibility to ensure that prior authorisation be obtained, if necessary, in order to record private or confidential conversations or take a photograph of another person; the manufacturer, the seller or vendor of your mobile phone (including the operator) disclaim any liability which may result from the improper use of the mobile phone.


Before removing the battery from your phone, please make sure that the phone is switched off.

Observe the following precautions for battery use:

- Do not attempt to open the battery (due to the risk of toxic fumes and burns). - Do not puncture, disassemble or cause a short-circuitin a battery,

-Do not burn or dispose of a used battery in household rubbish or store it at temperatures above 60°C.

Batteries must be disposed of in accordance with locally applicable environmental regulations. Only use the battery for the purpose for which it was designed. Never use damaged batteries or those not recommended byTCT Mobile Limited and/or its affiliates.

This symbol on your telephone, the battery and the accessories means

that these products must be taken to collection points at the end of their life:

- Municipal waste disposal centres with specific bins for these items of equipment

- Collection bins at points of sale.

They will then be recycled, preventing substances being disposed of in the environment, so that their components can be reused.

In European Union countries:

These collection points are accessible free of charge.

All products with this sign must be brought to these collection points.

In non European Union jurisdictions:

Items of equipment with this symbol are not to be thrown into ordinary bins if your jurisdiction or your region has suitable recycling and collection facilities; instead they are to be taken to collection points for them to be recycled.




Before contacting the aftersales department, you are advised to follow the instructions below:

You are advised to switch off the telephone from time to time to optimise its performance.

You are advised to fully charge ( ) the battery for optimal operation.

Avoid storing large amounts of data in your telephone as this may affect the performance of your telephone.

and carry out the following checks:

My mobile phone will not switch on

Press until the screen comes on

Check the battery charge level

Check the battery contacts, remove and reinstall your battery, then turn your telephone back on

My phone has not responded for several minutes

Press the


Remove the battery and re-insertit, then switch the phone back on

My screen is difficult to read

Clean your screen

Use your mobile phone in accordance with the recommended conditions of use

My mobile phone turns off by itself

Check that your keypad is locked when you are not using your mobile phone

Check the battery charge level



Mains powered chargers will operate within the temperature range of: 0°C to 40°C. The chargers designed for your mobile phone meet with the standard for safety of information technology equipment and office equipment use. Due to different applicable electrical specifications, a charger you purchased in one jurisdiction may not work in another jurisdiction.They should be used for this purpose only.


Proof of compliance with international standards (ICNIRP) or with European Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE) is required of all mobile phone models before they can be put on the market.The protection of the health and safety for the user and any other person is an essential requirement of these standards or this directive.


Your mobile phone is a radio transmitter/receiver.It was designed and manufactured to comply with the radiofrequency (RF) exposure thresholds recommended by international requirements (ICNIRP) (1) and by the Council of the European Union (Recommendation 1999/519/EC)(2).

These limits are part of a set of requirements and establish authorised radiofrequency levels for the public. These limits were established by independent groups of experts on the basis of regular and detailed scientific assessments. They include a significant safety margin intended to ensure the safety of all, regardless of age or state of health.

The exposure standard for mobile phones is determined by a measurement unit known as the Specific Absorption Rate or “SAR”.The SAR limit is set by international requirements or by the Council of the European Union at 2 watts/kilogram (W/kg) averaged over 10 grams of body tissue.The tests used to determine SAR levels were carried out on the basis of standard usage modes with the phones transmitting at their maximum power level over the entire range of frequency bands.

Although the SAR was established at the highest certified level, the actual SAR level for the mobile phone during use is generally much lower than the maximum values. In fact, since mobile phones are designed to operate at many different power levels, they only use the minimum level of power required to provide a connection to the network. In theory,the closer you are to a base station antenna, the lower the power level required by the mobile phone.

(1)The ICNIRP requirements are applicable in the following regions: Central America (except Mexico), South America, North and South Africa, Pacific Asia (except Korea),Australia.

(2)The European recommendation (1999/519/EC) is applicable in the following regions: Europe, Israel.


My mobile phone has a low level of autonomy

Make sure you respected the complete charge timing (minimum 3 hours)

After a partial charge, the battery level indicator may not be exact. Wait for at least 20 minutes after removing the charger to obtain an exact indication

My mobile phone will not charge properly

Make sure that your battery is not completely discharged; the battery charge indicator can take several minutes and may be accompanied by a quiet whistling sound

Make sure charging is carried out under normal conditions (0°C +40°C)

Make sure your battery is inserted. It must be inserted before plugging in the charger

Make sure you are using an Alcatel battery and charger

When abroad, check that the electrical current is compatible

My mobile phone will not connect to a network

Try connecting in another location

Verify the network coverage with your operator

Check with your 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

SIM card error

Make sure the SIM card has been correctly inserted

Verify with your operator that your SIM card is 3V compatible; the old 5V SIM cards cannot be used

Make sure the chip on your SIM card is not damaged or scratched

Unable to make outgoing calls

Make sure you have dialled a valid number and press the key

For international calls, check the country and area codes

Make sure your mobile phone is connected to a network, and that the network is not overloaded or unavailable

Check your subscription status with your operator (credit, SIM card valid, etc.)

Make sure you have not barred outgoing calls


The highest tested SAR value for this mobile phone for use at the ear and compliance against the standard is 1.25 W/kg (OT-103),1.26W/kg(OT-203).Whilethere may be differences between the SAR levels on various phones and at various positions, they all meet the relevant International guidelines and EU requirements for RF(radio-waves)exposure.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers that present scientific information does not indicate the need for any special precautions for use of mobile phones. If individuals are concerned, they might choose to limit their own or their children’s RF exposure by limiting the length of calls, or using “hands-free”devices to keep mobile phones away from the head and body (fact sheet n° 193). Additional information about electromagnetic fields and public health are available on the following site:

Although no danger relating to the use of telephone was ever proved, the World Health Organisation advises as a precautionary measure to use your telephone with a good level of network reception as indicated on the telephone display (4 to 5 bars). It is also advised to keep the telephone, during communications, away from the belly of pregnant women and from the lower abdomen for teenagers.

Yourtelephone is equipped with a built-inantenna. For optimal operation, you should avoid touching it or degrading it.

As mobile devices offer a range of functions, they can be used in positions other than against your ear. In such circumstances the device will be compliant with the guidelines when used with headset. If you are not using headset ensure that whatever product is used is free of any metal and that it positions the phone at least 2 cm away from the body.



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eZiText™and Zi™ are trademarks of Zi Corporation and/or










its Affiliates.





Unable to receive incoming calls

Make sure your mobile phone is switched on and connected to a network (check for overloaded or unavailable network)

Check your subscription status with your operator (credit, SIM card valid, etc.)

Make sure you have not forwarded incoming calls

Make sure that you have not barred certain calls

The caller’s name does not appear when a call is received

Check that you have subscribed to this service with your operator

Your caller has concealed his/her number

The sound quality of the calls is not optimal

You can adjust the volume during a call by means of the


Check the radio reception icon 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

Make sure this feature does not require an Alcatel accessory

When I select a number from my directory, the number is not dialled

Make sure that you have correctly recorded the number in your file

Make sure that you have selected the country prefix when calling a foreign country

I am unable to create a file in my directory

Make sure that your SIM card directory is not full; delete some files or save the files in the product directory (i.e. your professional or personal directories)

Check the “Call barring” option for “Incoming calls” to be sure that the “All calls except SIM directory” feature is not activated

My callers are unable to leave messages on my voicemail

Contact your network operator to check service availability


General information ............


Hot Line Number: see “TCT Mobile Services” leaflet or go to our Internet site.

On our Internet site, you will find our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. You can also contact us by e-mailto ask any questions you may have.

An electronic version of this user guide is available in English and other languages according to availability on our server:

Your telephone is a transceiver that operates on GSM networks with 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

This equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The entire copy of the Declaration of Conformity for your telephone can be obtained through our website:

Protection against theft (1)

Your telephone is identified by an IMEI (phone serial number) shown on the packaging label and in the product’s memory.We recommend that you note the number the first time you use your telephone by entering * # 0 6 # and keep it in a safe place. It may be requested by the police or your operator if your telephone is stolen. This number allows your mobile telephone to be blocked preventing a third person from using it, even with a different SIM card.


There may be certain differences between the user manual description and the phone’s operation, depending on the software release of your telephone or specific operator services.

(1) Contact your network operator for service availability.


I cannot access my voicemail

Make sure your operator’s voicemail number is correctly entered in “My numbers

Try later if the network is busy

The icon is displayed on my standby screen

You have saved too many short messages on your SIM card; delete some of them or archive them in the product memory

“No service” is displayed

You are outside of the network coverage area

I have already entered 3 incorrect PIN codes

Contact your network operator to obtain the PUK code (Personal Unblocking Key)