FAQs for the Siemens C55, M50, S55 and M55

Q. What is AIM for the Siemens C55, M50, S55 and M55 mobiles and how do I use it?

A. AIM enables you to communicate with other AIM users, whether your buddies are connected using a computer, a mobile or any other mobile devices for service providers that support AIM. Similar to the AIM client for desktop computers, you can determine whether your AIM buddies are online and available to receive messages, and you receive instant alerts when contacts go online.

The message sending procedure could not be simpler:

  1. Highlight a buddy in the Mobile Buddy List, and press Select to display a blank Conversation screen.
  2. Select Write and enter your message.
  3. Select Send from the Options and your message is sent and displays in the Conversation screen.

When the buddy responds, their message appears below the message you sent. You can now enter your reply and continue the conversation. Messages you send are coloured red and messages you receive are coloured blue.

Q. What do I need to do before I can start working with the application?

A. All that is required is a Siemens C55, M50, S55 and M55 mobile and a valid AIM screen name. Screen names can be registered at (http://aol.co.uk/aim).
When you have registered a screen name, turn on your mobile, and from the O2 Main Menu select AIM to launch the application.

Q. Do I have to enter my AIM Screen Name and password each time I Sign on?

A. Only if you enjoy typing. Otherwise, select Auto Sign on from the Menu options and this information will be entered automatically.

Q. How do I add new buddies to my Mobile Buddy List?

A. To add a new buddy to the Mobile Buddy List:

  1. Select Add Buddy from the Menu options.
  2. Select Edit, and enter the buddy’s screen name.
  3. Select OK to display the screen name entered, and OK again to add it to the Mobile Buddy List.

Q. How do I know if I have received a new message?

A. Arrival of a new message is indicated by the sender’s screen name popping up below the Mobile Buddy List, and by a letter icon appearing next to the sender’s screen name. In addition, the sender’s screen name goes to the top of the Mobile Buddy List.

Q. Can I use AIM for the Siemens C55, M50, S55 and M55 mobiles in my language?

A. Yes! When you send AIM messages from your mobile phone and receive replies, you can use any of the languages that your mobile supports.

Q. How can I be “Always Available” to my buddies?

A. While you are signed onto AIM, you remain online until you Sign Off or Exit (assuming you have not selected the “Auto-Start” option). During this time, you appear as online to buddies trying to contact you.

If you receive and accept a phone call, this takes you out of AIM. However, should you receive an AIM message during this time, a notification pop ups and asks if you want to restart AIM. If you agree, AIM restarts and you can read the new message.

Q. What is “Auto-Start”?

A. The Auto Start option allows you to exit AIM but receive a notification when you receive a new message. You are given the option of restarting AIM to read the new message.

Q. How can I stop receiving messages from a certain buddy?

A. Highlight the buddy’s screen name, and then select Block IMs from the Menu options. Select Yes and no more messages are received from this buddy while the block is in force.

Q. How can I view a buddy’s user information?

A. To view a buddy’s screen name and availability status, highlight the buddy, and then select Get Buddy Info from the Menu.

Q. Is there a way to immediately know when a buddy comes online?

A. Yes! Highlight the buddy’s screen name, and then select Alert Me from the Menu options. As soon as the buddy goes online, you are informed via text.

Q. Can I be online but appear “Away” to my buddies?

A. With AIM you set how your status appears to your buddies. Select Away IMs from the Menu options to indicate to buddies that you are not available to respond to messages for a certain period.