Using the message menu
Select Menu > Messaging. Select any one of the following options and press the center selection key
or select Options > Open. The functions are:
• New message - to create a new message
• Inbox - to store received messages
• Outbox - to temporarily store messages waiting to be sent. Messages are placed in Outbox, for example, when your phone is not connected to the network. If sent, messages will be stored in Sent. If unsent, messages will be stored in Drafts
• Drafts - when a message is written but not ready or able to be sent, the message is saved here
• Sent - to store the sent messages. If you want your sent messages to be saved, select Menu > Messaging > Options > Settings > Text msg settings > Saving sent messages and select On
• Saved messages - to store received messages
• Templates - If you regularly send similar messages, you can set up a template. To do this, compose a new message, select Menu > Messaging > New message > Text message, and compose the
parts of your message that will not change. Select Options > Save as template. To compose a new
text message based on this template, select Menu > Messaging > Options > Compose from the template
and then select the template you would like to use. Edit the text, add recipient, and then select
Options > Send
• SIM messages - to store messages in SIM memory. A total of 125 messages can be stored in the phone's memory.
You need to enter text when composing a message, adding a contact to your phonebook, adding an
appointment to your organizer, or searching. Your phone offers two types of text entry modes: predictive
Using predictive text entry
Predictive text mode allows you to use fewer keystrokes to type a word as it uses a built-in dictionary as a time-saving feature. For example, to type the word hello, you would only use 5 keystrokes (one for each letter of the word). When you type h (number 4 on the keypad) a list appears on the screen. It is not necessary to select the letter h as when you type e (number 3) the dictionary begins to narrow down the words that begin with he. Key number 5 twice to type ll, then number 6 for the letter o. This will result in the dictionary selecting the only known word with these sequential letters, ie. hello. If the dictionary has a number of options for the same keystrokes it will present a list of words. Use the down arrow to scroll to the word you require and press the center selection key. As always, press the 0 key to create a space between words. If the word you are typing is not in the dictionary, Word not in dictionary appears. Press OK and select Spell word, type the word you want to enter, and press Select. The new word is now saved in your dictionary for future use.
You can change the text entry settings whilst composing a message. Click and hold the # key. A pop-up menu offers options to change the language, text editing mode, or to add a new word.
Note: To change the language of the dictionary used while composing a text message, select Options >
Using standard (non-predictive) text entry
Standard text entry enables you to key text in manually, letter by letter, without the phone suggesting the word you are attempting to type. To enter text, repeatedly press a number key, 2-9, until the desired character appears. For numbers, hold the key down longer until the number appears. To insert a space, press the 0 key. For symbols such as punctuation marks, press the * key and then use the navigation keys
to select from the menu. Press the # key to change text editing and capitalization. To delete text, place the cursor to the right of the character you wish to delete and select Clear. Move the cursor around the message using the navigation keys to insert or delete text anywhere in the message.
Selecting text entry mode
The icon at the top right of your screen displays your choice of text entry mode and character case. The default setting is standard text. If you want to change the text entry mode press the # key repeatedly until your chosen mode icon is indicated. The modes are:
Predictive mode – all capitalized
Predictive mode – initial capital only
Predictive mode – no capitals
Standard mode – all capitalized
Standard mode – initial capital only
Standard mode – no capitals
Standard mode – numbers only
Standard mode – symbols only
Creating a text message
The character limit for a text sent from your phone is approximately 1600 Latin characters or 740 non-Latin characters, ie up to 10 concatenations, including the recipient’s telephone number.
Select Menu > Messaging > New message > Text message. A blank screen will appear. Compose your
message. See Entering text on page 28 for more information. When you have finished, add the recipient(s). If their details are already stored in your Contacts select Options > Add recipient and select the name from the list. Use the left and right navigation keys to move between Phonebook and SIM contacts. If the recipient’s details are not stored, use the up navigation key to move the cursor to the To: line. Enter the recipient’s full international number. If you make a mistake, use the left and right navigation keys to move the cursor and Clear to delete a number. When you have finished adding recipients, select Options > Send or press the center selection key. If you want to save your message so you can edit or send it later, select Options > Save, or select Options > Exit and confirm that you want to save the text. The message will be saved in the Drafts folder. When you are ready to complete it, select Menu > Messaging > Drafts.
Creating a text message for sending to an email address
Your phone can also send text messages to email addresses. Instead of displaying your name to the
recipient the message will display your details in the following format: From: your phone number message.inmarsat.com eg. From: 8707764XXXXX message.inmarsat.com The character limit for a text sent from your phone to an email address is approximately 1600 Latin characters or 740 non-Latin characters, ie up to 10 concatenations, including the recipient’s email address. Select Menu > Messaging > New message > Email message. Compose your message. Recipients can be added from stored contacts by selecting Options > Add recipient. Only entries containing an email address will be displayed.
To send your message to an email address that is not stored, use the up navigation key to move the cursor into the To: field and type the address. For symbols such as the @ sign, press the * key and then use the navigation keys to select from the menu. After entering the address, wait for 5 seconds and the phone will place a ; after the entry, allowing you to enter another address. When you move the cursor away from the To: field or open Options, your phone will check the email addresses entered. If addresses
do not follow the format of a valid email address, they will be deleted and an error message displayed.
Receiving text and email messages
Messages can be received when the antenna is deployed and your phone is connected to the network, even if you are on a call, or when incoming calls are forwarded to another phone number. If your phone is switched off when a message is received, the message is stored by the network until your phone is switched on and registered with the network. Delivery will be attempted for the duration that your message remains in the network. To check or change this setting, select Menu > Messaging > Options > Settings > Text msg settings > Validity period. When you receive a message on your phone, an unread message icon will appear on the status bar. Info will pop up and display a list of unread messages. If you wish to read the message later, press Close. To read the message, select Menu > Messaging > Inbox. Alternatively, with Info open, use the center selection and navigation keys to highlight and open Unread messages. Incoming text messages accommodate the full 10 concatenations. However, incoming messages from emails are restricted to approximately 160 Latin and 74 non-Latin characters. If the sender exceeds this limit, the message will be truncated upon receipt.
Viewing your received messages
Inbox lists the last 20 messages received, including message status (read or unread), the sender’s name
or number, the first words of the message and the date received. Use the up and down navigation keys
to highlight a message and press the center selection key or select Options > Open.
Replying to sender
Open the message and select Options > Reply. A new blank message will be displayed. Complete
the fields as prompted.
Forwarding a message
Open the message and select Options > Forward > Text message or Email message. The message is displayed with the cursor flashing in the empty To: field. Enter the recipient’s number or to add a contact from the phonebook, press Options > Add recipient. When the To: field is completed, select Options > Send. A pop-up confirms that the message has been sent. The sent message is stored in the Sent list.
Calling a number from a received message
Open the message and press the green key or select Options > Call. After the number has been called, the message is considered read and remains in the inbox.
Saving details from a received message
Open the message and select Options > Address clipboard. The sender’s number is displayed. Select
Options > Add to contacts. You can either Create new or Update existing. Select which field to save the number in the contacts list, complete other fields as appropriate and select Options > Save. The contact will be stored in Phonebook. See Creating a new contact on page 40 for more information.
Saving a received message
To save a received message, open the message you wish to save and select Options > Copy to folder >
Select the message from the list displayed in any of the message folders and select Options > Delete. A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm the action. Press Yes. To delete all the messages in the folder, select Options > Delete all messages.
Setting up message groups
If you regularly send the same text or email message to the same group of people, you can set up a group. Select Menu > Contacts > Groups, then select Options > Create new. Enter a name for your group and select OK, followed by Yes. You can set up a maximum of 20 groups, and the same contact can be a member of more than one group. To add members to a group, select Menu > Contacts > Groups, highlight the group to which you would like to add members and press the center selection key. Now select Options > Add member. This will retrieve your phonebook. Highlight the name of the contact you would like to add to the group and press the left or center selection key. A group can have any number of contacts. By selecting Options when a member of the group is highlighted, you can also:
• Open the contact’s details
• Call the contact
• Send a Text message to the contact
• Remove from group to remove the contact from this group
• View group list to view the members of each group
Assign group ringtone to give all members of this group the same ringtone, so that you will be able to
recognize when a member of the group is calling you. To send a text message to the whole group, select
Menu > Messaging > New message > Text message or Email message > Options > Add recipient and then press the right navigation key three times to move between the tabs. Select the group from the list and compose your message. You can also add members to groups directly from your phonebook. In your phonebook, simply highlight the contact, select Options > Add to group, then select which group to which you would like to assign the contact. You can also see which members belong to a group by selecting Options > Belongs to the group.
Sending a text to a group of people
If you regularly send the same text to a group of people, you can create a group in your phonebook. To send the text to a group you have already set up, select Options > Add recipient and then press the right navigation key twice to display the list of groups.
Using message settings
Select Menu > Messaging > Options > Settings > Text msg settings or Email settings.
Text message settings:
Use same message center: Always set to Yes.
SMSC management: Both specify the number to which your phone will despatch your messages for delivery.
Validity period: Specifies the length of time your message will remain in the network, should it be pending for delivery to the recipient.
Saving sent messages: The default setting is on. The setting can be changed if required.
Long message sending: The default setting is on. This allows approximately 1600 Latin or 740 non-Latin
characters to be sent ie. up to 10 concatenations.
With original text / Without original text: The sender’s original message is included/excluded as part of any reply that you compose. The default setting is Without original text.
Set defaults: This resets all message settings.
Entering your service center number
It is unlikely that you would need to enter or change your service center number unless advised to do so by your service provider. The number of your service center is required in order to send messages. In the unlikely event that this detail is not on your SIM card, you can enter the number yourself. To enter a service center number, select Menu > Messaging > Options > Settings > Text msg settings > SMSC management. If the phone number of your service center is displayed, select Options > Exit. If there is no
number in the display, select Options > Edit and enter the full international number of the service center. You will be prompted to activate the number. Press Yes. Your phone is now ready to send and receive messages. Alternatively, select Menu > Messaging > Options > Settings > Email settings > Options > Edit and add the email centre number and select Apply.
Setting a message delivery expiry period
If your message cannot be delivered, you can change the length of time your message will remain in the network. To check or change the expiry period select Menu > Messaging > Options > Settings > Text msg settings > Validity period.