Maintaining Safe Use of and Access to
Do Not Rely on Your Phone for Emergency Calls
Mobile phones operate using radio signals, which cannot guarantee
connection in all conditions. Therefore you should never rely solely upon any
mobile phone for essential communication (e.g., medical emergencies).
Emergency calls may not be possible on all cellular networks or when certain
network services and/or mobile phone features are in use. Check with your
local service provider for details.
Using Your Phone While Driving
Talking on your phone while driving (or operating the phone without a
hands-free device) is prohibited in some jurisdictions. Laws vary as to
specific restrictions. Remember that safety always comes first.
Following Safety Guidelines
To operate your phone safely and efficiently, always follow any special
regulations in a given area. Turn your phone off in areas where use is
forbidden or when it may cause interference or danger.
Using Your Phone Near Other Electronic Devices
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radiofrequency (RF)
signals. However, RF signals from wireless phones may affect inadequately
shielded electronic equipment.
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded
electronic operating systems and/or entertainment systems in motor
vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or their representative to determine
if these systems are adequately shielded from external RF signals. Also
check with the manufacturer regarding any equipment that has been
added to your vehicle.
Consult the manufacturer of any personal medical devices, such as
pacemakers and hearing aids, to determine if they are adequately
shielded from external RF signals.
For the best care of your phone, only authorized personnel
should service your phone and accessories. Failure to do so
may be dangerous and void your warranty.
Always turn off the phone in health care facilities and
request permission before using the phone near medical
Section 4A: Important Safety Information
Turning Off Your Phone Before Flying
Turn off your phone before boarding any aircraft. To prevent possible
interference with aircraft systems, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) regulations require you to have permission from a crew member to
use your phone while the plane is on the ground. To prevent any risk of
interference, FCC regulations prohibit using your phone while the plane
is in the air.
Turning Off Your Phone in Dangerous Areas
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your phone off when in
a blasting area or in other areas with signs indicating two-way radios
should be turned off. Construction crews often use remote-control RF
devices to set off explosives.
Turn your phone off when you're in any area that has a potentially
explosive atmosphere. Although it's rare, your phone and accessories
could generate sparks. Sparks can cause an explosion or fire, resulting in
bodily injury or even death. These areas are often, but not always, clearly
marked. They include:
Fueling areas such as gas stations.
Below deck on boats.
Fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities.
Areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust,
or metal powders.
Any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your
Restricting Children’s Access to Your Phone
Your phone is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they could
hurt themselves and others, damage the phone or make calls that increase
This phone meets RF exposure guidelines when used either in the normal
use position against the ear or when positioned at least 2.2 centimeters
(0.87 inch) from the body. When a carry case, belt clip, or holder is used for
body-worn operation, it should not contain metal and should position the
phone the above-stated distance from your body.
To transmit data files or messages, this phone requires a quality connection
to the network. In some cases, transmission of data files or messages may be
delayed until such a connection is available. Ensure that the above separation
distance instructions are followed until the transmission is completed.
Never transport or store flammable gas or liquids or
explosives in the compartment of your vehicle that
contains your phone or accessories.
Section 4A: Important Safety Information
Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids.
If interference occurs, consult your service provider.
Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum separation of
15.3 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between a wireless device or phone
and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker.
These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by
and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. To minimize the
potential for interference, persons with pacemakers should:
Always keep the device more than 15.3 centimeters (6 inches) from
Not carry the device in a breast pocket.
Hold the device to the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the
potential for interference.
If you suspect interference, switch off your device and move the device away.