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John's Manual

Power switch:

The slide switch on the bottom left-hand side is the power switch. There are three possible settings: on, off and keypad lock. The keypad lock setting prevents you from calling people unintentionally. Power on: Set the power switch to ‘on’ > screen will turn on. John will welcome you. ENTER PIN on-screen display > enter your PIN code and click on the green (hello) button > if code is valid, the unlocking sound effect will be heard and you can use the phone. If the code is invalid, a whistle will sound > attempt to ENTER PIN again.
ENTER PIN will only be asked if the carrier/service provider is providing a SIM card with PIN number.

Side switches:

The side switches must first be put in the middle position before they can be put in another setting. Do not slide straight through from the bottom position to the top position, or vice-versa, in one motion.

Making a call/hanging up:

Ensure that the power switch is not set to ‘keypad lock’. Type in the desired telephone number > press the green button > wait to be connected. To hang up, press the red button.

Receiving calls:

Press the green button > talk > to hang up, press the red button. The phone need not be take off ‘keypad lock’ to accept an incoming call.

Screen on upper side:

The screen is located on the upper face of the phone. On the left, this icon displays the reception. The more dots (max. 5), the better the reception. Also on the left, this icon displays the battery strength. This icon will display when the battery is nearly flat. If the phone remains inactive, the sleep setting will automatically activate. 

Number recognition:

At the top of the screen, incoming and outgoing numbers are displayed. To correct the number entered, press the red button.

In-call volume:

The upper switch on the left-hand side controls the in-call volume. Upwards increases the volume, downwards decreases the volume. You can also operate the in-call volume during a call or when using headphones.

Storing phone numbers:

You can note down numbers and do sketches using the accompanying pen located on the right-hand side of the top of the phone You can always find all of your contacts in the address book, even if your battery is flat. Address books can also be bought separately via


Recharge the telephone by plugging it into the mains using the adapter or the USB cable (the USB cable connects to the adapter). 


The phone has a stand-by time of more than 3 weeks.

Calling hands-free:

Using the accompanying earphones, you can make hands-free calls. By pressing the button in the speaking section, you can take incoming calls. Separate earphones can be acquired via An on-screen display will appear to show that the headset is connected.


The John’s Phone can be used anywhere where mobile phone calls are possible. The phone’s inbuilt Quad-band means that you are contactable everywhere in the world (except in Japan and South Korea).

SIM card:

All types of SIM card can be used in the John’s Phone, be it a contract, pay-as-you-go, local or international SIM card. SIM cards can be easily placed in the drawer on the left-hand side of the telephone.

Ring volume:

The first slide switch on the left-hand side has three settings: loud, normal and silent. The vibrate function operates for all settings.

Speed dial:

You can allocate 10 speed dial numbers, each under one of the ten digits. You can allocate a telephone number (in this case, 0612345678) to a speed-dial number (in this case 1) by entering: **1*0612345678#. Subsequently, hold down the ‘1’ button for two seconds to automatically call the telephone number entered. To delete the speed-dial number in the above example, enter **1*#. If you wish to alter a telephone number allocated to a speed-dial number, simply write over it with the new number.

Missed calls:

If notification of missed calls is on the screen, press ‘hello’ and scroll down with the volume button.• Retrieve last calls: press ‘hello’ and scroll down with the volume button.

Download the quick manual for John’s Phone. The standard manual you can download here.

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