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We want to make sure everything is crystal clear and all your questions are answered. That’s why we’ve compiled this glossary, in plain language, to explain the main terms used on the emporia website.

 

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Adaptor 

An adaptor is used to connect mechanical or electrical appliances. Here it acts as a bridge between different sockets and plug systems used in different countries. This means that an adapter first has to be plugged into a socket before the emporia charger is connected to the power supply.

Bluetooth 

Bluetooth is a wireless technology for the exchange of data over short distances between devices, such as between a mobile phone and a headset. Since making calls while driving is only permitted if a hands-free system is used, Bluetooth provides a way of connecting the headset and mobile phone.

 

Bluetooth headset 

A headset is a headphone combined with a microphone. A headset with Bluetooth capability can provide a wireless connection with a compatible mobile phone, enabling you to talk on your mobile phone without having to hold the phone. Bluetooth technology is particularly useful in the car since mobile phone use when driving is not permitted, and calls may only be made using a hands-free headset.

Calculator  

The integrated calculator is handy for solving simple math problems, such as totting up your grocery bill or calculating a percentage discount.

 

Caller line identification (CLI) 

Your telephone number, or caller ID, is automatically displayed to every number you call if the destination phone supports this feature. If you do not want your caller ID to be presented, you can restrict caller ID presentation by selecting the “Withold or show your number” option in the “Settings” menu.

 

Candy bar style 

“Candy Bar style” phones are classic mobile phones without an opening, rotating or slider mechanisms.



Charge cradle  

Also known as a docking station or docking cradle, the charge cradle provides a convenient way of recharging your mobile phone. When you put the phone in its cradle, it recharges automatically and is always ready for use. Standing upright in the cradle, the phone is clearly visible and has a dedicated place in your home, just like a landline phone. emporia charge cradles offer ultimate convenience as you can use the hands-free function to make calls while the phone is charging. The charge cradle can also be mounted on the wall.

 

Charging cable  

The charging cable has a different plug on either end and connects the mobile phone to the electrical power outlet for the purpose of recharging the phone battery.

Clip 

emporia offers a range of mobile phone mounts with clips for attaching to your bicycle, belt or dashboard, providing added safety and fast access to your phone.

 

Default setting  

The default setting is the settings on your mobile phone when it left the factory. If you want to reset your settings to the default setting, go to the menu and select “Settings” – “Reset” – “Reset All” and then select “Yes”.

 

Emergency button  

The emergency button is large and is located on the back of several emporia models. It can be pressed directly in case of an emergency. If the emporia emergency button is pressed for three seconds, the phone automatically notifies up to five preset numbers in succession. This ensures that the emergency call gets through and does not end up on an answering machine or in a mailbox.

 

Emergency button  

The red emergency button is particularly large and is located on the back of several emporia models. It can be pressed directly in case of an emergency. If the emporia emergency button is pressed for three seconds, the phone automatically notifies up to five preset numbers in succession. This ensures that the emergency call gets through and does not end up on an answering machine or in a mailbox.

 

Emergency numbers (personal)  

You can decide which individual numbers you want to save for the emporia emergency call function. When the emergency button is pressed, these five emergency numbers are called automatically. Emergency numbers could include the number of your spouse, a family member, your neighbor, doctor or emergency services. If a call cannot be successfully placed to any of the five numbers, the emergency telephone number “112” is dialled.

emporia emergency call function  

According to the German product testing foundation, Stiftung Warentest, the emporia emergency call function is a particularly clever and useful feature. If the emporia emergency button is pressed for three seconds, the phone automatically calls up to five predefined numbers in succession, such as your spouse, a family member, your neighbour, doctor or emergency services. This ensures that the emergency call gets through and does not end up on an answering machine or in a mailbox.

 

Flip-style phone 

A flip-style mobile phone has a hinge that divides the phone into two parts. The phone closes like a clam, making it more compact while also protecting the phone. The emporiaTIME features a high-quality flip that fits over the keypad so that it is always protected when you’re carrying the phone.

 

FM radio  

FM stands for “frequency modulation” and refers to a broadcast technology that uses frequency modulation to provide sound over broadcast radio. A mobile phone with FM radio allows you to tune into talk or music radio. emporia phones with FM radio have an integrated antenna so you can listen to the radio without a headset.

 

Font size (adjustable)  

The size of the on-screen characters can be adjusted to provide optimum legibility.

 

Hands-free function  

With the hands-free function, you can dial, take calls and have phone conversations without lifting or holding the handset to the ear. In this way, you can make calls while driving or performing other tasks that require both hands.

 

Handset volume  

The volume on your mobile phone can be set individually. You can decide what volume is most comfortable for you to conduct your phone calls and hear the person you are calling. The handset volume on emporia cell phones can be set up to “very, very loud” to ensure you can hear everything even without a hearing aid.

 

The volume on your mobile phone can be set individually. You can decide what volume is most comfortable for you to conduct your phone calls and hear the person you are calling. The handset volume on emporia cell phones can be set up to “very, very loud” to ensure you can hear everything even without a hearing aid.

IP54 

IP stands for “International Protection” or “Ingress Protection” and refers to a type of protection that defines the suitability of devices for different environmental conditions. IP54 means the phone is splashproof and protected against dust.

 

Keypad 

The keypad is the keyboard of a mobile phone. emporia phones feature large keys with a clearly identifiable pressure point, which makes it easier to use the phone.

 

Keys (extra-large)  

emporia mobile phones feature extra-large keys with a clearly identifiable pressure point which makes it easier for you to use the phone.

 

LED torch  

The integrated LED torch is a practical tool. It stays lit as long as the button on the side of the casing remains pressed. This has the advantage that the torch cannot accidentally run down the battery. Furthermore, the torch on the emporiaELEGANCE model flashes brightly for incoming calls. In addition to the vibration alert, this is a useful function for people with impaired hearing.

 

Loudspeaker (hearing aid compatible)  

The loudspeaker is located at the top of the mobile phone. You can use it to hear the person you are calling. emporia phones are hearing aid compatible, i.e. they do not cause any interference when used with hearing aids.

 

Magnetic flap closure 

Some of the high-quality pouches and cases for emporia mobile phones feature a silent magnetic flap closure that keeps your phone secure.

 

Memory  

The more memory a mobile phone has the more telephone numbers and addresses you can store on your phone

 

Menu 

The menu is the main control area on your mobile phone. In the menu, you use the navigation buttons to select functions and settings.

 

Microphone 

You speak into the microphone when you talk to the person you’re calling. It is located at the bottom of the mobile phone.

 

Mil-STD-810F 

The Mil-STD 810F standard was defined by the US military and is the most common international standard used to certify products whose functions have been tested under adverse conditions, such as shock testing etc. The standard guarantees ultimate durability and reliability.

Navigation button 

You use the navigation buttons to change the option selected in the menu and to select the preferred setting or function.

 

Network provider  

A network provider, or mobile netwrok operator, is the provider of a mobile communication network. Well-known providers include Vodafone and O2.

 

Phone book  

Phone numbers can be stored in the phone book. If you want to call one of your contacts, simply go to the phone book and select the number you want to dial.

Prepaid card 

Also known as a “pay-as-you-go card”, you can use a prepaid card to make calls without being tied to a contract, without having to pay a monthly rental fee and without a minimum charge. Simply top up the credit on your phone and make calls until your credit runs out.

 

Rapid car charger  

The rapid car charger allows you to charge your mobile phone easily in the car by plugging the charger into the cigarette lighter jack and the socket on your phone.

Reminder and alarm clock service  

If you don’t want to forget an upcoming event, such as a birthday or an appointment, you can use the handy reminder function on your mobile phone. Simply enter the specific date and time and the phone will sound an alert tone when the date arrives. The alarm clock function works in the same way: set your preferred wake-up time and the phone will sound an alarm tone at that time.

 

Ringtones (polyphonic)  

Polyphonic ringtones consist of several notes, so they are like real melodies. Users can choose from a wide range of individual ringtones to personalise their phone.

Senior scouts  

Senior scouts are consultants who have been specially trained by emporia and are experts in mobile communication for the 50+ generation. They pass on this knowledge by answering questions and providing information at trade fairs, exhibitions or selected points of sale.

 

Service  

Contact emporia Service if you have any questions regarding our products or the company.

 

Signals (visual)  

In addition to accoustic and tactile (vibration) signals, emporia mobile phones also provide visual signals, for example by flashing brightly for incoming calls.

 

SIM card  

A subscriber identity module card (SIM card) must be inserted into a mobile phone before you can access the network of the individual network provider. To obtain a SIM card, you must either sign up for a contract or purchase a prepaid card.

 

Slider style  

With slider style phones, the top part of the mobile phone slides up to reveal the keypad underneath. The emporiaLIFEplus is a slider phone and 80% of its functions are accessible when the phone is closed. This compact style of phone offers a very large display within the available space.

 

SMS 

Using the short message service (SMS), you can send text messages of up 160 characters from your phone. Handy for sending birthday wishes or specifying a particular meeting place.

 

Storage battery  

A storage battery is a rechargeable battery that stores electrical energy. In the case of mobile phones, users can recharge the battery by plugging the charger cable into the electrical power socket and connecting the other end of the charger to their mobile phone.

 

Top 10  

You can put your 10 most important contacts at the top of the phone book regardless of the alphabetical order.

 

Top 5  

Your five most important numbers can also be listed at the top of the phone book regardless of the alphabetical order. In this way, you have immediate access to these numbers.

Travel charger  

The travel charger has an automatic adapter for sockets carrying between 220 and 230 volts, enabling you to recharge your phone wherever you go.

 

Velcro fastener  

The handsome leather pouch for your cell phone boasts a practical Velcro fastener. This protects your phone from scratches and damage and makes the pouch very easy to open and close.

 

Vibration  

An extra-strong vibration discretely signals an incoming call. This ensures you never miss a call in loud surroundings or if your ringtone is low. You can enable a ringtone along with the vibration function or just use the vibration function on its own. Also suitable for individuals with impaired hearing.

Voice Output  

The voice output function makes the phone’s operation audible: Once it is activated, the phone will tell you any numbers being pressed, or announce missed calls. It can also tell you the key lock setting, the battery level, or the time.