Samsung – Array (Boost Mobile) – User Manual

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©2012 Samsung. All rights reserved. BOOST and BOOSTMOBILE and Logo are
trademarks of Boost. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.
8/31/12
www.boostmobile.com
Online User Guide
Samsung Array
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Consejo: Para encontrar esta guía para usuarios en español,
por favor visita a www.boostmobile.com y haz clic
en Support.
To find this user guide in Spanish, please visit
www.boostmobile.com and click Support.
Important Privacy Message – Boost’s policies often do not
apply to third-party applications. Third-party applications may
access your personal information or require Boost to disclose
your customer information to the third-party application
provider. To find out how a third-party application will collect,
access, use, or disclose your personal information, check the
application provider’s policies, which can usually be found on
their website. If you aren’t comfortable with the third-party
application’s policies, don’t use the application.
Boost SPH-M390.book Page b Friday, August 31, 2012 6:30 PMTable of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Your Phone’s Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Section 1: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1A. Setting Up Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Setting Up Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Activating Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Setting Up Your Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Boost Account Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Section 2: Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2A. Phone Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Your Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Viewing the Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning Your Phone On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Battery and Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Navigating Through the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Displaying Your Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Making and Answering Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Entering Text Using the Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Entering Text Using the Samsung QWERTY Keyboard
24
2B. Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Display Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Volume Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Location Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Messaging Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Airplane Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
TTY Use With Boost Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Phone Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
2C. History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Viewing History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
History Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Making a Call From History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Saving a Number From History . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Prepending a Number From History . . . . . . . . . 43
Erasing History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Tip: Looking for something? If you don’t see it in the headings
listed here, try the Index on page 107.
Boost SPH-M390.book Page 1 Friday, August 31, 2012 6:30 PM2D. Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Adding a New Contacts Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Saving a Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Contacts Entry Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Editing a Contacts Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Adding a Number to a Contacts Entry . . . . . . . . 47
Editing a Contacts Entry’s Numbers . . . . . . . . . . 47
Assigning Speed Dial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Finding Speed Dial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Selecting a Ringtone Type for an Entry . . . . . . 48
Assigning a Picture to an Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Finding Contacts Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Secret Contacts Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Dialing Boost Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
2E. Calendar & Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Alarm Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Memo Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Tip Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Eco Calculator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
2F. Voice Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) . . . . . . . . 56
Managing Voice Memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
2G. Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Taking Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Erasing Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Sending a Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Assigning Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
2H. Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Turning Bluetooth On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Using the Bluetooth Settings Menu . . . . . . . . . . 68
Pairing Bluetooth Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Sending Contacts via Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Section 3: Boost Service Features. . . . . . . . . 71
3A. Service: The Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Caller ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Call Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Call Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
3B. Web and Data Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Getting Started With Data Services . . . . . . . . . . 79
Browser Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Downloading Games, Ringtones, and More . . . 83
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Data Services FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Section 4: Safety and Warranty Information 89
4A. Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . 90
General Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to Your Phone
91
Using Your Phone With a Hearing Aid Device . 93
Caring for the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Radio Frequency (RF) Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS) . 97
Owner’s Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
User Guide Proprietary Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
4B. Manufacturer’s Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Manufacturer’s Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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Introduction
This User Guide introduces you to Boost
TM
service and
all the features of your new phone. It’s divided into four
sections:
 Section 1 : Getting Started
 Section 2: Using Y our Phone
 Section 3: Boost Service Features
 Section 4: Safety and Warranty Information
Your Phone’s Menu
The following table outlines your phone’s main menu
structure.
WARNING: Please refer to the Important Safety Information
section on page 90 to learn about information
that will help you safely use your phone. Failure to
read and follow the Important Safety Information
in this phone guide may result in serious bodily
injury, death, or property damage.
Contacts
Messaging
1: Voicemail
1: Call Voicemail 2: Clear Envelope
2: Send Message
1: Go to Contacts
3: Messages
4: Email
5: Settings
1: Notification 2: Callback Number
3: Preset Messages 4: Signature
5: Reset Envelope 6: Auto Combination
7: Emergency Alerts
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My Stuff
1: Application Manager
2: Games
1: Get New Games 2: My Stuff Manager Games
3: Bubble Bash 2 4: Family Feud 2
5: PAC-MAN Championship edition-demo
6: Tetris
3: Social Networking
1: Facebook 2: Twitter
4: Ringtones
1: Get New Ringtones 2: My Stuff Manager Ringtones
5: Wallpaper
1: Get New Wallpaper
2: My Stuff Manager Wallpaper
6: Applications
1: Get New Applications
2: My Stuff Manager Applications
3: TeleNav GPS Navigator
Re-Boost
Missed Alerts
Get Stuff
Music
Photos & Videos
1: Camera 2: Camcorder
3: My Photos & Videos 4: Settings
History
Web
Navigation
Settings & Tools
1: Settings
1: Display
1: Wallpaper 2: Foreground
3: Font Size 4: Picture ID
5: Backlight Control 6: Brightness
7: PowerSave Mode
2: Volume
1: Incoming Ringtone Volume
2: Playback Volume 3: Key Beeps
3: Ringtones
1: Incoming Calls 2: Voicemail
3: Messages 4: Alarm/Calendar
5: Power Up/Down 6: Battery Alert
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4: Auto Key Guard
5: Text Entry
1: Auto-Capital 2: Auto-Space
3: Predictive Language
4: Personal Dictionary
5: Word Choice List 6: Word Prediction
7: Word Completion 8: Use My Words
9: Help
6: Phone Information
1: Phone Number/User ID
2: Memory Status 3: Icon Glossary
4: Version 5: Advanced
6: My Account
7: Lock Phone
8: Location
9: Parental Controls
1: On/Off
2: Change Parental Control Code
3: Restrictions
10: Reset/Delete
1: Reset Settings 2: Reset Phone
3: Delete Stuff 4: Change Lock Code
1 1: Others
1: Abbreviated Dialing
2: Call Answer 3: Accessibility
4: Airplane Mode 5: Data
6: Contact Match 7: Language
8: Contacts 9: TTY Options
10: Navigation Keys
2: Tools
1: Alarm
2: Calendar
1: Today 2: Scheduler
3: Task List 4: Countdown
3: Bluetooth
1: On/Off 2: Visibility
3: Add New 4: Trusted Devices
5: My Bluetooth Info
4: Update Phone
1: Update Firmware 2: Update PRL
5: Mass Storage
1: Connect to PC 2: File Manager
3: Format Memory Card
4: Memory Info
6: Voice Service
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7: Calculator
1: Calculator 2: Tip Calculator
3: Eco Calculator
8: Device Self Service
9: World Time
10: Memo Pad
11: Voice Memo
1: Record 2: Review
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Getting Started
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 Setting Up Y our Phone (page 2)
 Activating Y our Phone (page 3)
 Setting Up Y our Voicemail (page 4)
 Boost Account Passwords (page 4)
 Getting Help (page 5)
Setting Up Your Phone
1. Remove the battery from its packaging.
2. Grasp the device firmly and locate the cover
release latch.
3. Lift the groove at the top of the phone with your
fingernail and firmly “pop” the cover off the device.
1A. Setting Up Service
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Setting Up Service
4. Install the battery.
 Insert the battery into the opening on the back of
the phone, making sure the connectors align (1).
Gently press down to secure the battery (2).
 Position the battery cover (3) and firmly press it
down until you hear a click (4).
5. Press to turn the phone on.
6. Make your first call.
 Use your keypad to enter a phone number.
Press .
Activating Your Phone
T o activate your new phone, please refer to the “ Activation Kit”
documentation included in your original device packaging.
For additional support information visit us at:
www.boostmobile.com
– or –
Call Boost Customer Care at 1-888-BOOST-4U
(1-888-266- 7 848).
Note: Your phone’s battery should have enough charge for
your phone to turn on and find a signal, set up your
voicemail, and make a call. You should fully charge
your battery as soon as possible. See “Charging the
Battery” on page 15 for details.
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Setting Up Your Voicemail
Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered
calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or
turned off. You should set up your Boost Voicemail and
personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated.
Always use a password to protect against unauthorized
access.
1. From standby mode, press and hold .
2. Follow the system prompts to:
 Create your password.
 Record your name announcement.
 Record your greeting.
Boost Account Passwords
As a Boost customer, you enjoy unlimited access to
your personal account information, your voicemail
account, and your data services account. To ensure
that no one else has access to your information, you
will need to create passwords to protect your privacy.
Voicemail Password
You’ll create your voicemail password (or passcode)
when you set up your voicemail. See “Setting Up Your
Voicemail” on page 4 for more information on your
voicemail password.
Data Services Password
With your Boost phone, you may elect to set up an
optional data services password to control access and
authorize Premium Service purchases.
For more information, or to change your passwords,
sign on to www.boostmobile.com or call Boost Customer
Care at 1 -888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266- 7 848).
Note: Voicemail Password
Boost strongly recommends that you create a
password when setting up your voicemail to protect
against unauthorized access. Without a password,
anyone who has access to your phone is able to
access your voicemail messages.
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Setting Up Service
Getting Help
Managing Your Account
Online: www.boostmobile.com
 Access your account information.
 Check your minutes used (depending on your Boost
service plan).
 View and add money to your account.
 Enroll in Auto Re-Boost to make automatic
payments.
 Purchase accessories.
 Shop for the latest Boost phones.
 View available Boost service plans and options.
 Learn more about data services and other products
like games, ringtones, wallpapers, and more.
From Any Other Phone
 1-888-BOOST-4U (1-888-266-7 848).
Boost 41 1
Boost 411 gives you access to a variety of services and
information, including residential, business, and
government listings; movie listings or showtimes;
driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major
local event information.
You can get up to three pieces of information per call,
and the operator can automatically connect your call at
no additional charge. A per-call charge plus standard
airtime rates may apply to use Boost 411. Please see
the terms of your plan for additional details.
 Press .
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Your Phone
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 Y our Phone (page 9)
 Viewing the Display Screen (page 1 0)
 T urning Y our Phone On and Off (page 1 4)
 Battery and Charger (page 1 4)
 Navigating Through the Menus (page 1 5)
 Displaying Y our Phone Number (page 1 6)
 Making and Answering Calls (page 1 7)
 Entering T ext Using the Keypad (page 22)
 Entering T ext Using the Samsung QWERTY Keyboard
(page 2 4)
2A. Phone Basics
Tip: Phone Software Upgrades – Updates to your phone’s
software may become available from time to time.
Boost will automatically upload critical updates to your
phone. You can also use the menu to check for and
download updates.
Press > Settings & Tools > Tools > Update Phone
to search for and download available updates.
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Phone Basics
Your Phone
Key Functions
 Status Bar Icons provide information about your
phone’s status and options, such as signal strength,
ringtone setting, messaging, and battery charge.
 Display displays all the information needed to
operate your phone, such as the call status, the
Contacts list, the date and time, and the greeting.
 Navigation Key scrolls through the phone’s menu
options and acts as a shortcut key from standby
mode.
 Option Key (left) lets you select softkey actions or
menu items corresponding to the bottom left and
bottom right lines on the Display Screen.
 TALK Key allows you to place or receive calls, answer
Call Waiting, use 3-Way Calling, or activate Voice
Dial.
 Speaker Key to route the phone’s audio through the
speaker or through the earpiece.
 Voicemail Key lets you access your voicemail by
pressing and holding this button.
 MENU/OK lets you access the phone’s menus and
selects the highlighted choice when navigating
through a menu.
 Option Key (right) lets you select softkey actions or
menu items corresponding to the bottom right and
bottom right lines on the Display Screen.
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 END/POWER Key lets you turn the phone on or off,
end a call, or return to standby mode. While in the
main menu, it returns the phone to standby mode
and cancels your input. When you receive an
incoming call, press to mute the ringtone or ignore
the call.
 Back Key deletes characters from the display in text
entry mode. When in a menu, pressing the Back key
returns you to the previous menu, closes a dialog
box, or exits an onscreen menu/option.
 Volume Buttons allows you to adjust the ringtone
volume in standby mode (with the phone open) or
adjust the voice volume during a call. The volume
button can also be used to scroll up or down to
navigate through the different menu options.
 Charger/Accessory Jack allows you to connect the
phone charger or an optional USB cable.
 Camera Button lets you activate the camera.
Viewing the Display Screen
Your phone’s display screen provides information
about your phone’s status and options. This list
identifies the symbols you’ll see on your phone’s
display screen:
Tip: To view a list of your phone’s icons and descriptions, from
the main menu select Settings & Tools > Settings >
Phone Information > Icon Glossary.
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Phone Basics
Status Bar – Service Icons
Signal Strength – Shows your current signal
strength. (More bars = stronger signal.)
No Service – Your phone cannot find a usable
signal.
1X 2G Data Status – 1xRTT data service is
available. When active, the icon is animated.
1X 2G Data Sending – 1xRTT data service is
transmitting data.
1X 2G Data Receiving – 1xRTT data service is
receiving data.
1X 2G Data Dormant – Data service is currently
dormant.
Battery – Shows your current battery charge
level. (Icon shown is fully charged.)
Low battery – Shows your current battery
charge level is low.
?
Status Bar – Status Icons
Location On – Your phone’s location feature is
on and available for location-based services
such as GPS Navigation.
Location Off – Your phone’s location feature is
off. Your location is available only for 911.
Key Mute – Your phone’s key tones are muted.
This icon appears during a call.
Speaker – Your phone’s speakerphone feature
is enabled.
Vibrate – The ringtone is set to vibrate only.
Ringtone and Vibrate – Your phone has the
ringtone volume set and the vibrate option
checked (enabled).
Ringtone – Your phone has the ringtone volume
set at a level between 1 – 8 is selected.
Ringtone Off – ringtone is turned off and vibrate
mode is disabled.
Ringtone Off and Vibrate – Your phone has the
ringtone deactivated and the vibrate option
checked (enabled).
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Silence All – Your phone has the ringtone
deactivated and the vibrate option unchecked
(disabled). No sound is made by the phone.
1 Beep – Your phone is set to beep when you
receive an incoming call.
1 Beep and Vibrate – Your phone is set to beep
and vibrate when you receive an incoming call.
TTY – Your phone is operating in TTY mode.
Alarm – An alarm has been set on your phone.
Missed Alarm – You have missed an alarm
event.
Calendar Event – You have a pending event
scheduled.
Multiple Alerts – You have multiple alert
messages.
Self Timer – The self-timer function is enabled.
Status Bar – Status Icons
Auto – The white balance has been set to
Automatic. Use this for taking pictures indoors or
outdoors using automatic white balance
settings.
Daylight – The white balance has been set to
Daylight. Use this for taking pictures or movies
outdoors on bright sunny days.
Cloudy – The white balance has been set to
Cloudy. Use this for taking pictures or movies
outdoors under cloudy conditions.
Incandescent – The white balance has been set
to Tungsten. Use this for taking pictures or
movies indoors under normal lighting
conditions.
Fluorescent – The white balance has been set
to Fluorescent. Use this for taking pictures or
movies indoors under fluorescent lighting
conditions.
Manual – The white balance has been set to
Manual. Use this for taking pictures indoors or
outdoors using your own custom settings.
Record – A voice memo is recording.
Status Bar – Status Icons
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Phone Basics
Pause – A voice memo is paused.
Play – A voice memo is playing.
BG application + 1 – Indicates that more than
one application is currently running and one has
been minimized and placed in the background.
Bluetooth Enable – The Bluetooth technology is
active and enabled.
Device Connected– The Bluetooth device is
connected.
BT Headset Connected– The Bluetooth Headset
is connected and visible.
BT Stereo Connected– The Bluetooth stereo
device is connected and visible.
Bluetooth Hidden– The device is hidden to other
Bluetooth devices and not transmitting its
information.
Status Bar – Status Icons Status Bar – Messaging Icons
Text Message – You have new text messages.
Voicemail – You have new voicemail messages.
Missed Call – You have missed an incoming
call.
Missed Text Message – You have new unread
text or email messages.
Missed Voicemail – You have new unheard
voicemail messages.
Missed Scheduler – You have missed a
scheduled event.
Locked Message – You have new text messages
that must be unlocked using your PIN code.
Urgent Message – You have new messages
marked as Urgent.
Missed Call Alert – You have missed a call alert.
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Turning Your Phone On and Off
Turning Your Phone On
 Press and hold .
Once your phone is on, it may display “Searching…”
When your phone finds a signal, it enters standby
mode – the phone’s idle state. At this point, you are
ready to begin making and receiving calls.
If your phone is unable to find a signal after 15 minutes
of searching, a Power Save feature is automatically
activated. When a signal is found, your phone
automatically returns to standby mode.
In Power Save mode, your phone searches for a signal
periodically without your intervention. You can also
initiate a search for Boost service by pressing any key
(when your phone is turned on).
Turning Your Phone Off
 Press and hold for two seconds until you see
the powering-down animation on the display
screen.
Your screen remains blank while your phone is off
(unless the battery is charging).
Battery and Charger
Installing the Battery
 See “Setting Up Your Phone” on page 2.
Removing the Battery
1. Make sure the power is off so that you don’t lose
any stored numbers or messages.
Tip: The Power Save feature conserves your battery power
when you are in an area where there is no signal.
WARNING: Use only Boost-approved or Samsung-approved
batteries and chargers with your phone. The
failure to use a Boost-approved or Samsung-
approved battery and charger may increase the
risk that your phone will overheat, catch fire, or
explode, resulting in serious bodily injury, death,
or property damage.
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2. Press the battery release latch up and remove the
battery from the phone.
Battery Capacity
Your phone is equipped with a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
battery. It allows you to recharge your battery before it is
fully drained. The battery provides up to 4.45 hours of
continuous digital talk time and 300 hours of standby
time.
When the battery reaches 5% of its capacity, the battery
icon blinks. When there are approximately two minutes
of talk time left, the phone sounds an audible alert and
then turns off.
Charging the Battery
Keeping track of your battery’s charge is important. If
your battery level becomes too low, your phone
automatically turns off, and you will lose any
information you were just working on.
Always use a Boost-approved or Samsung-approved
desktop charger, travel charger, or vehicle power
adapter to charge your battery.
 Plug the flat end of the charger into the phone’s
charger jack and the other end into an electrical
outlet.
With the Boost-approved Li-Ion battery, you can
recharge the battery before it becomes completely run
down.
Navigating Through the Menus
The navigation key on your phone lets you scroll
through onscreen items. Many menus feature a scroll
bar on the right to help you keep track of your position
in the menu.
WARNING: Do not handle a damaged or leaking Li-Ion
battery as you can be burned.
Note: Long backlight settings, searching for service, vibrate
mode, browser use, and other variables may reduce
the battery’s talk and standby times.
Tip: Watch your phone’s battery level indicator and charge the
battery before it runs out of power.
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To navigate through a menu, press the navigation key
up or down. If you are in a first-level menu, such as
Settings, you may also navigate to the next or previous
first-level menu by pressing the navigation key left or
right.
For a diagram of your phone’s menu, please see “Your
Phone’s Menu” on page i.
Selecting Menu Items
As you navigate through the menu, menu options are
highlighted. Select any option by highlighting it and
pressing . If the option is numbered, you can select
it by pressing the corresponding number on the
phone’s keypad.
For example, to view your text messages:
1. From standby mode, press to access the main
menu.
2. Select Messaging by highlighting it and
pressing .
3. Select Messages on the next screen by highlighting
it and pressing .
4. Select a message by highlighting it and pressing
. (If you have any text messages, they are
displayed.)
For the purposes of this guide, the above steps
condense into:
 Press > Messaging > Messages.
Backing Up Within a Menu
T o go to the previous menu:
Press .
T o return to standby mode:
 Press .
Displaying Your Phone Number
 Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Phone
Information > Phone Number/ User ID. (Your phone
number and other information about your phone
and account will be displayed.)
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Making and Answering Calls
Making Calls
1. Enter a phone number from standby mode. (If you
make a mistake while dialing, press to erase
the numbers.)
2.Press .
3. Press or close the phone when you are
finished.
Dialing Options
When you enter numbers in standby mode, you will
see a variety of dialing options displayed as softkeys on
the phone’s screen.
T o initiate an option:
 Press OPTIONS (right softkey).
 Save: Enter a seven-digit or ten-digit number
(phone number and area code) and press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Save to save the phone
number in your Contacts. (See “Saving a Phone
Number” on page 21.)
 Hard Pause: Enter a seven-digit or ten-digit
number (phone number and area code) and
press OPTIONS (right softkey) > Hard Pause. This
inserts a pause between the dialed phone
number and the next entered digits.
 2-Sec Pause: Enter a seven-digit or ten-digit
number (phone number and area code) and
press OPTIONS (right softkey) > 2-Sec Pause. This
inserts a longer pause between the dialed phone
number and the next entered digits.
Tip: To redial your last outgoing call, press twice.
To redial other recent numbers, press , highlight a
number, and press again.
Note: Use this feature to navigate through automated menus.
If you know the number sequence required to connect
you to the right destination, enter a Hard Pause
between each number. A Hard Pause entry displays a
“p”.
Example: (214) 555-7777p1p2p3
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Answering Calls
1. Make sure your phone is on. (If your phone is off,
incoming calls go to voicemail.)
2. Press to answer an incoming call. (Depending
on your settings, you may also answer incoming
calls by opening the phone or by pressing any
number key. See “Call Answer Mode” on page 38
for more information.)
Your phone notifies you of incoming calls in the
following ways:
 The phone rings or vibrates.
 The backlight illuminates.
 The screen displays an incoming call message.
If the incoming call is from a number stored in your
Contacts, the entry’s name is displayed. You may also
see the caller’s phone number, if available.
If you set CALL ANSWER to Talk Key, you also see the
following options. Select one of the following options
from the pop-up screen:
 SILENT (left softkey) to mute the ringtone.
 IGNORE (right softkey).
Ending a Call
 Close the phone or press .
Missed Call Notification
When you do not answer an incoming call, your screen
displays the Missed Call log.
T o display the Missed Call entry from the notification
screen:
 Highlight the entry and press . (To dial the
phone number, press .)
T o display a Missed Call entry from standby mode:
1.Press > Missed Alerts.
Note: Use this feature to navigate through automated menus.
If you know the number sequence required to connect
you to the right destination and the menu prompts
require more time to accept your number choice, enter
a 2-Sec Pause between each number. A 2-Sec
Pause entry displays a “t”.
Example: (214) 555-7777t5t6t7
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2. Highlight an entry and press .
Calling Emergency Numbers
You can place calls to 911 (dial ),
even if your phone is locked or your account is
restricted.
T o view options during an emergency call:
 Press OPTIONS (right softkey) to view the following:
 My Phone # (left softkey) to display your MSID and
device phone number during an emergency call.
 OPTIONS (right softkey) to unlock your phone
(appears only if the phone is locked).
T o exit Emergency mode:
 Press to end a 911 call.
Enhanced 9 1 1 (E9 1 1) Information
This phone features an embedded Global Positioning
System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing E911
emergency location services where available.
When you place an emergency 911 call, the GPS
feature of your phone seeks information to calculate
your approximate location. Depending on several
variables, including availability and access to satellite
signals, it may take up to 30 seconds or more to
determine and report your approximate location.
Note: When you place an emergency call, your phone
automatically enters Emergency mode.
Note: You must highlight MSID and press to view your
MSID number.
Important: Always report your location to the 91 1 operator
when placing an emergency call. Some
designated emergency call takers, known as
Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) may not
be equipped to receive GPS location information
from your phone.
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In-Call Options
Pressing OPTIONS (right softkey) during a call displays
a list of available in-call features. Pressing MUTE/
UNMUTE (left softkey) silences and unsilences the
speaker.
To select an option, press the corresponding keypad
number or highlight the option and press . The
following options may be available through the Options
menu:
 Speaker Key ( ) to route the phone’s audio
through the speaker or through the earpiece.
 Save to add the incoming caller’s number to an
existing contact or save it as a new one.
 3-Way Call to initiate a 3-way call.
 Contacts to display your Contacts list.
 Voice Memo to record the current call.
 Phone Info to display your phone information.
 Key Mute to silence the key tones.
 Messages to display your current messages
(Voicemail, text messages, etc.).
 Recent History to view your call histories.
 Tools to access the Tools menu.
End-of-Call Options
After you receive a call from or make a call to a phone
number that is not in your Contacts, the phone displays
the phone number and the duration of the call. Press
OPTIONS (right softkey) > Save to add the new number
to your Contacts. (See “Saving a Phone Number” on
page 21.)
You can also send a text message to the recent caller.
Press SEND MSG (left softkey). The caller’s phone
number or saved contact name automatically displays
in the recipient field. (See “Entering Text Using the
Keypad” on page 22.)
Note: After selecting this option, the menu item changes to
Key Unmute. Select this option to unmute the keys.
Note: The End-of-Call options are not displayed for calls
identified as No ID or Restricted.
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Saving a Phone Number
You can store up to 4200 phone numbers and 600
Contacts entries in your phone. Each entry’s name can
contain 64 characters. Your phone automatically sorts
the Contacts entries alphabetically. (For more
information, see “2D. Contacts” on page 44.)
T o save a number from standby mode:
1. Enter a phone number and press OPTIONS (right
softkey) > Save.
2. Highlight New Entry or Existing Entry and press
.
3. Highlight a label and press .
4. Use the keypad to enter the new contact name
and press to save the new entry.
– or –
Search for an existing contact name and press
to save the new number.
5. Press DONE (left softkey).
Finding a Phone Number
You can search Contacts for entries by name.
1. Press CONTACTS (right softkey) and enter the first
letter or letters of an entry. (The more letters you
enter, the more specific the search.)
2. To display an entry, highlight it and press . To
dial a number, highlight it and press .
Speed Dialing
You can store up to 98 numbers in your phone’s speed
dial memory. Dial speed dial entries using one
keypress for locations 2–9 or two key presses for
locations 10–99.
T o use One- T ouch Dialing for speed dial locations 2–9:
 Press and hold the appropriate key for
approximately two seconds. The display confirms
that you have dialed the number when it shows
“connecting…”.
T o use T wo- T ouch Dialing for speed dial locations 1 0–99:
1. Press the first digit.
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2. Press and hold the second digit for approximately
two seconds. The display confirms that you have
dialed the number when it shows “connecting…”.
Plus (+) Code Dialing
When placing international calls, Plus Code Dialing
automatically enters the international access code for
your location (for example, 011 for international calls
made from the U.S.).
1. Press and hold until you see a “+” on the
display screen.
2. Dial the country code and phone number, and
then press . (The phone automatically prepends
the access code for international dialing, followed
by the country code and phone number.)
Entering Text Using the Keypad
Selecting a Text Input Mode
Your phone provides convenient ways to enter letters,
numbers, and symbols whenever you are prompted to
enter text (for example, when adding a Contacts entry
or when using text messaging).
1. From a screen where you can enter text, press
OPTIONS (right softkey) to change the text input
mode.
2. Select one of the following options:
 Text Mode
● Predictive Text to enter text using a predictive
text system that reduces the number of key
presses required while entering a word.
● Abc to use multi-tap entry – press once
for “a,” twice for “b”, three times for “c.”
● 123 to enter numbers by pressing the
numbers on the keypad.
Note: The procedural steps within the Selecting a Text Input
Mode section apply only to text messaging.
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● Symbols to enter symbols.
● Smileys to enter “emoticons.”
● Text Settings to turn On or Off the following:
Auto-Capital, Auto-Space, Predictive Language,
Word Choice List, Word Prediction, Word
Completion, and Use My Words.
 Add Preset Message to enter preprogrammed
messages. (See page 35.)
 Add/Change Recipients to add a new recipient
using the NEW ADDR key (right softkey) or change
the current message recipient to one currently
saved in the Contacts List.
 Add/Change Attachments to change or add a new
attachment. To add, select one of the following:
My album, Take new picture or Voice. Change the
current attachment by selecting or de-selecting it
from the CHANGE ATTACHMENTS screen.
 Add/Change Subject Line to enter a new subject or
modify the existing subject text.
 Save as Draft to save the message in the
Messages folder before sending it to the recipient.
 Mark as Urgent to assign a high importance to the
message.
 Set Callback # to add a phone number in the
heading informing the recipient of alternate
means to respond to the message.
ABC Mode
In Abc mode, also known as multi-tap entry, you press
keys one, two, three, or four times to enter the letters
you see on the keypad. For example, press once
for “a,” twice for “b”, or three times for “c”; or press
once for “p,” twice for “q,” three times for “r,” or four times
for “s.”
1. Select the Abc mode. (See “Selecting a Text Input
Mode” on page 22.)
2. Press the corresponding keys repeatedly until
the correct letter appears. (For example, to enter
the word “Bill,” press twice, three
times, three times, and three times
again.) (If you make a mistake, press to erase
a single character. Press and hold to erase an
entire word.)
Tip: When entering text, press to change letter
capitalization (abc > Abc > ABC).
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By default, the first letter of an entry is capitalized and
the following letters are lowercased. After a character is
entered, the cursor automatically advances to the next
space after two seconds or when you enter a character
on a different key.
Entering Numbers, Symbols, Smileys and
Preset Messages
T o enter numbers:
 Select the 123 mode and press the appropriate
key. (See “Selecting a Text Input Mode” on
page 22.)
To enter symbols:
 Select the Symbols mode. (See “Selecting a Text
Input Mode” on page 22.) To enter a symbol, press
the appropriate key indicated on the display.
T o enter “emoticons” (smileys):
 Select the Smileys mode and press the
appropriate key. (See “Selecting a Text Input
Mode” on page 22.)
T o enter preset messages:
1. Select the Add Preset Message mode. (See
“Selecting a Text Input Mode” on page 22.)
2. Highlight a message and press .
Entering Text Using the Samsung
QWERTY Keyboard
Accessing the QWERTY Keyboard
The Samsung Transform™ Ultra has a full, slide-out
QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is located beneath
the display screen and is accessed by sliding it open.
This orients the device`s display to Landscape
(widescreen) mode.
Note: Preset messages make composing text messages
easier by allowing you to enter quick messages, such
as “Meet me at,” “Can I call you?,” or a customized
message of your own. (For more information on preset
messages, please see “Managing Preset Messages”
on page 35.)
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With the QWERTY keyboard, you can type letters,
numbers, punctuation, and other special characters
into text entry fields or other applications as easily as
with your computer.
T o open the device and access the keyboard:
1. Rotate the device 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
2. Slide the top section of the device up to open, as
shown in the illustration. When you slide the device
open, the display rotates from a vertical viewing
mode (Portrait) to a horizontal viewing mode
(Landscape).
Using the Keyboard
In this section we’ll cover the steps necessary to enter
text using the QWERTY keyboard. Using your device`s
QWERTY keyboard is just like using any standard
computer keyboard.
The following keys perform special functions when
entering text:

FN: Allows you to use alternate characters
displayed at the top of the QWERTY keys.
Examples: $, @, #, !

Shift: Changes the text input mode
among Upper/Lower/Mixed case mode.

SYM: Launches the Symbols page. Scroll
down and tap an entry from the extensive
list of emoticons.
Space: Inserts an empty space.

OK/Enter: Selects or accepts a currently
highlighted option.
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From a text entry screen, use the keyboard to enter
different character types. Select one of the following
character types:
 Letters to enter the alphabetic characters
associated with each key. (See page 26.)
 Numbers to enter numbers by pressing the
numbers on the keyboard. (See page 27.)
 Symbols to enter symbols. (See page 27.)
The keyboard provides dual-use keys labeled with
alphabetic characters on the lower half and numbers
and symbols on the upper half. Press the key
corresponding to the blue character you want to enter.
Entering Letters
The first letter entered (of a field or new sentence) is
always an initial uppercase letter. By default, text is
entered in lowercase characters unless altered by
pressing .
T o enter uppercase and lowercase characters:
1. Press to make the next character uppercase.
Characters revert back to lowercase after the next
character is typed.
– or –
Press twice to make all subsequent
characters uppercase (all new characters are in
uppercase).
 Pressing cycles through the capitalization
modes (all lowercase, initial uppercase, and all
uppercase).
2. Press the corresponding keys.

Delete: Deletes the previous character,
similar to the backspace key on a
computer keyboard.

Return: Inserts a new line into the text
field.
Tip: When entering text, press to change letter
capitalization (Abc > ABC > abc).
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Entering Numbers
The keyboard`s number keys are alternate characters
located along the top on the QWERTY keyboard.
 Press and then press the key corresponding
to your desired number choice. (Press twice
to enter consecutive numbers or alternate
characters.)
Entering Symbols and Smileys
Most symbols and punctuation marks appear as
alternate characters above the primary letters and
numbers on the QWERTY keyboard. To access these
symbols, press and then press the appropriate
key.
T o enter symbols or smileys:
1. Position the cursor where you want the symbol to
display within your message.
2. Press and then press the key corresponding
to the symbol or smiley you want to insert.
– or –
Press and tap an onscreen symbol.
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 Volume Settings (page 30)
 Display Settings (page 28)
 Location Settings (page 33)
 Messaging Settings (page 34)
 Airplane Mode (page 35)
 TTY Use With Boost Service (page 36)
 Phone Setup Options (page 37)
 Security Settings (page 38)
Display Settings
Changing the Main Screen
T o select a Wallpaper:
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Wallpaper.
2. Select No Image, Take New Picture, My Albums,
Downloaded or Preloaded.
T o select a Foreground:
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Foreground.
2. Select Clock/Calendar, Greeting or None.
Changing the Font Size
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Font Size.
2. Select Dial Font Size and then select Small or Large.
3. Select Menu Font Size and then select Small,
Medium, or Large.
Changing the Picture ID
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Picture ID.
2. Select Contacts, Unsaved Numbers or Private/
Unknown.
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Settings
Changing the Backlight Control
Select how long the display screen and keypad remain
backlit after you press any key.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Backlight Control.
2. Select Backlight Dim, Backlight Off or Java
Backlight.
3. Highlight a time setting and press .
Changing the Brightness
Adjust your screen’s contrast (brightness) to suit your
surroundings.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Brightness.
2. Press your navigation key left or right to adjust the
screen contrast and press .
Powersave Mode
The Powersave mode feature conserves your battery
power when you are in an area where there is no
signal.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Display >
Powersave Mode.
2. Highlight On or Off and press .
Changing the Phone’s Menu Style
Choose the layout of your phone’s menu.
1. Press .
2. Press LIST VIEW (right softkey) or GRID VIEW (right
softkey).
Display Language
You can choose to display your phone’s onscreen
menus in English or in Spanish.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
Language.
2. Highlight English or Español and press .
Note: Long backlight settings reduce the battery’s talk and
standby times.
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Volume Settings
Ringtone T ypes
Ringtones help you identify incoming calls and
messages. You can assign ringtone to individual
Contacts entries, types of calls, and types of messages.
Selecting Ringtones for Incoming Calls
Your phone provides a variety of ringtones options that
allow you to customize your ring and volume settings.
These also allow you to identify incoming calls by the
ring.
 Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Ringtones
> Incoming Calls.
T o assign ringtones to Unsaved Numbers or Private /
Unknown:
1. Select Unsaved Numbers or Private / Unknown
2. Select Downloaded, Preloaded, or No Ringtone.
3. Use your navigation key to scroll through the
available ringtones. Press PLAY to hear a sample of
the ringtone before selection.
4. Press to assign a ringtone.
T o assign a ringtone to All Contacts:
1. Select Contact Entries > All Contacts.
2. Select Downloaded, Preloaded, or No Ringtone.
3. Use your navigation key to scroll through the
available ringtones. Press PLAY to hear a sample of
the ringtone before selection.
4. Press to assign a ringtone.
T o assign a ringtone to One Contact:
1. Select Contact Entries > One Contact.
2. Highlight a single contact and press ASSIGN (left
softkey).
3. Select one of the following: Default Ringtone,
Downloaded, Preloaded or No Ringtone.
4. Use your navigation key to scroll through the
available ringtones. Press PLAY to hear a sample of
the ringtone before selection.
5. Press to assign a ringtone.
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Getting New Ringtones
A wide variety of new ringtones are available from
Boost and you can access them right from your phone.
(Additional charges may apply, but some are free.)
1.Press > My Stuff > Ringtones.
2. Select Get New Ringtones. (The browser starts and
displays the Ringtones menu.)
3. Use your navigation key and keypad to search
through the available ringtones. When you find one
you want, highlight it and press .
4. To make a purchase, highlight Buy and press .
(Your phone automatically downloads the
ringtone.)
5. When the download is finished, select an option to
continue:
 Listen to listen to the ringtone.
 Set As to assign the ringtone to a call or message
type or to a specific contact.
 Shop to browse for other items to download.
Selecting Ringtones for Voicemail
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Ringtones
> Voicemail.
2. Select Downloaded, Preloaded, or No Ringtone.
3. Select a category and then use your navigation
key to scroll through the available ringtones. Press
PLAY to hear a sample of the ringtone before
selection.
4. Press to assign a ringtone.
Selecting Ringtones for T ext Messages
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Ringtones
> Messages.
2. Select Downloaded, Preloaded, or No Ringtone.
3. Select a category and then use your navigation
key to scroll through the available ringtones. Press
PLAY to hear a sample of the ringtone before
selection.
4. Press to assign a ringtone.
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Selecting Ringtones for Alarm/Calendar
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Ringtones
> Alarm/Calendar.
2. Select Downloaded, Preloaded, or No Ringtone.
3. Select a category and then use your navigation
key to scroll through the available ringtones. Press
PLAY to hear a sample of the ringtone before
selection.
4. Press to assign a ringtone.
Selecting a Ringtone for Power Up/Power Down
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Ringtones
> Power Up/Down.
2. Select On or Off.
Selecting a Ringtone for the Battery Alert
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Ringtones
> Battery Alert.
2. Select On or Off.
Adjusting the Phone’s Volume Settings
Adjust your phone’s volume settings to suit your needs
and your environment.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Volume.
2. Select Incoming Ringtone Volume, Playback Volume,
or Key Beeps.
3. Using the navigation key, choose a volume level.
4.Press .
Vibrate
T o set your phone to vibrate instead of making any sounds:
 With the phone open, press the volume button
down in standby mode until you see “Vibrate All”
on the screen.
Note: Y ou can also assign ringtones from the Contacts menu.
See “Ringtone Types” on page 30.
Tip: You can adjust the ringtone volume in standby mode (or
the earpiece volume during a call) by using the volume
button on the left side of your phone.
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Settings
T o set your phone always to vibrate in addition to any
ringtone settings:
1. With the phone open, press the volume button up
or down in standby mode until a volume setting
appears on the screen.
2. Press VIB ON (left softkey) to check the Always
Vibrate option. (If you have already checked the
option, pressing VIB OFF (left softkey) deselects the
option.)
Silence All
The Silence All option allows you to mute all sounds
without turning your phone off.
T o activate Silence All:
 With the phone open, press and hold the volume
button down in standby mode. (You will see
“Silence All.”)
T o deactivate Silence All:
 Press the volume button up repeatedly to select a
volume level.
Selecting a Key Tone
Your phone offers a number of options for selecting the
audible tones accompanying a keypress.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Volume >
Key Beeps.
2. Select Tone Type or Tone Volume.
Location Settings
Your phone is equipped with a Location feature for use
in connection with location-based services.
The Location feature allows the network to detect your
position. Turning Location off will hide your location
from everyone except 911.
Note: Turning Location on will allow the network to detect
your position using GPS technology, making some
Boost applications and services easier to use. Turning
Location off will disable the GPS location function for all
purposes except 91 1, but will not hide your general
location based on the cell site serving your call. No
application or service may use your location without
your request or permission.
GPS-enhanced 91 1 is not available in all areas.
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T o enable your phone’s Location feature:
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Location.
(The Location disclaimer will be displayed.)
2. Read the disclaimer and press OK (left softkey).
3. Highlight On or Off and press .
4. Press DONE (left softkey).
When you turn the Location feature on, the phone
displays the icon. When you turn Location off, the
phone displays the icon.
Messaging Settings
Your phone’s advanced messaging capabilities let you
send and receive many different kinds of text
messages without placing a voice call.
Messaging settings allow you to decide how you would
like to be notified of new messages, create a signature
with each sent message, and create your own preset
messages.
Setting Message Notification
When you receive a message, your phone notifies you
by displaying an icon on your display screen. You can
also choose to be notified with a message notification
on your display screen.
1. Press > Messaging > Settings > Notification.
2. Select Message & Icon or Icon Only and press .
Adding a Customized Signature
Add a customized signature to each message you
send.
1. Press > Messaging > Settings > Signature.
2. Select On or Off to activate or deactivate the
Signature function.
3. Enter a signature and press . (See “Entering
Text Using the Keypad” on page 22.)
4. Press DONE (left softkey).
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Settings
Managing Preset Messages
Your phone is loaded with 17 preset messages to help
make sending text messages easier. Customize or
delete these messages, such as “Where are you?,” “I
am on my way,” and “Meet me at” to suit your needs, or
add your own messages to the list.
T o delete a preset message:
1.Press > Messaging > Settings > Preset
Messages. (You will see the list of preset
messages.)
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey).
3. Select Delete.
4. Select Yes to delete the message. The message is
deleted from the list of Preset Messages.
T o edit a preset message:
1.Press > Messaging > Settings > Preset
Messages. (You will see the list of preset
messages.)
2. Press EDIT (left softkey).
3. Edit the message (see “Entering Text Using the
Keypad” on page 22).
4. Press DONE (left softkey). Your new message is
added to the beginning of the list.
T o add a new preset message:
1.Press > Messaging > Settings > Preset
Messages. (You will see the list of preset
messages.)
2. Press OPTIONS (right softkey).
3. Select Add New.
4. Edit the message (see “Entering Text Using the
Keypad” on page 22).
5. Press DONE (left softkey). Your new message is
added to the beginning of the list.)
Airplane Mode
Airplane Mode allows you to use many of your phone’s
features, such as Games, Notepad, and Voice Memos,
when you are in an airplane or in any other area where
making or receiving calls or data is prohibited. When
you set your phone to Airplane Mode, it cannot send or
receive any calls or access online information.
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1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
Airplane Mode.
2. Read the disclaimer and press OK (left softkey).
3. Highlight On, Off, or On Power Up and press .
While in Airplane Mode, your phone’s standby screen
will display “Phone Off.”
TTY Use With Boost Service
A TTY (also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a
telecommunications phone that allows people who are
deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech or language
disabilities, to communicate by telephone.
Your phone is compatible with select TTY devices.
Please check with the manufacturer of your TTY device
to ensure that it is compatible with digital cell phones.
Your phone and TTY device will connect via a special
cable that plugs into your phone’s headset jack. If this
cable was not provided with your TTY device, contact
your TTY device manufacturer to purchase the
connector cable.
T o turn TTY Mode on or off:
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
TTY Options. (You will see an informational
message.)
2. Highlight TTY Full, TTY + Talk, or TTY + Hear and
press .
– or –
Highlight TTY Off and press .
T o access the state T elecommunications Relay Service
(TRS) for assistance with TTY calls:
 Dial and press to reach
an operator.
For additional technical support you may call
1-888-987-4357, or access the following website:
www.samsung.com/us/consumer/learningresources/
mobile/accessibility/pop_accessibility.html.
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Settings

Phone Setup Options
Shortcuts
Your phone offers you the option of assigning shortcuts
to favorite or often-used functions. Pressing the
navigation key to the assigned direction in standby
mode will launch your personally designated shortcuts.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
Navigation Keys.
2. Highlight a navigation key direction (Left, Right, Up,
Down) and press .
3. Using the navigation key or your keypad, highlight
a shortcut and press . (If there are additional
levels available, press before selecting your
shortcut.)
4. Press to return to standby mode.
Note: In TTY Mode, your phone will display the TTY access
icon.
If TTY mode is enabled, the audio quality of non-TTY
devices connected to the headset jack may be
impaired.
WARNING: 911 Emergency Calling
Boost recommends that TTY users make
emergency calls by other means, including
Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS),
analog cellular, and landline communications.
Wireless TTY calls to 91 1 may be corrupted
when received by public safety answering points
(PSAPs), rendering some communications
unintelligible. The problem encountered appears
related to software used by PSAPs. This matter
has been brought to the attention of the FCC,
and the wireless industry and the PSAP
community are currently working to resolve this.
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Call Answer Mode
Select how to answer incoming calls on your phone:
whether you want to press to press any number key,
or simply to open the phone.
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
Call Answer.
2. Highlight an option and press .
 Any Key to allow you to answer an incoming call
by opening the phone or by pressing any key.
 Talk Key to require you to press to answer all
incoming calls.
 Slide Up to require you to slide the open the
phone to answer incoming calls.
Setting Abbreviated Dialing
T o activate Abbreviated Dialing:
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
Abbreviated Dialing.
2. Select On or Off.
T o activate the Contact Match feature:
1. Press > Settings & Tools > Settings > Others >
Contact Match.
2. Select On or Off.
Security Settings
Your Phone’s Lock Feature
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