AT&T Avail

Z990

This low-cost Smartphone not only provides a long talk time but you can also keep in touch with friends on social networking sites and choose from thousands of apps to download and view on the 3.5" HVGA touch screen. So whether you want to download games, shop, or to find your way on Google Maps you can have it all on the AT&T Avail.This phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus.

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Key Features

 

  • Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread)
  • 5MP Camera
  • 3.5-inch HVGA Display

 

 

     
Design Type Smartphone
Form Factor Candy Bar
Height 4.57"
Width 4.48 oz. (with battery)
Depth 0.5"
Weight 4.48 oz
Color Black
Display Physical Size 3.5"
Resolution: Width 320
Resolution: Height 480
Technology HVGA
Platform OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Camera Main Resolution 5 MP
Features Auto Focus
Battery Capacity 1500mAh
Talk Time* About 5 hours
Standby Time* Up to 9 days and 9 hours

*Actual times vary because some features & applications may use more power

Memory Internal 512MB / ROM 512MB
Expandable Support microSD card, max. capacity 32GB
Networks Frequencies HSPA/UMTS bands 2100/1900/850 MHz; GSM bands 1900/1800/900/850 MHz; GPRS EDGE Class 10
Data Speed HSDPA 7.2Mbps
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot No
USB Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Audio & Video Audio Format MP3/AAC+/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 Midi(72 Polyphony)
Messaging Features MMS

Support Overview

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General

How to Switch your phone to Sleep Mode

Press the Power Key to switch to Sleep Mode.

How to wake up your phone

  1. Press the Power Key to activate your screen display.
  2. Drag the Lock icon to the right.

How to Add items to Your Home Screen

  1. Press the Home Key to return to the Home Screen.
  2. Swipe left or right to find a part of the Home Screen with free space.
  3. Press the Menu Key and select Add.
  4. Select a category, either shortcuts, widgets, or folders.
  5. Choose the item you want to add to the Home Screen.

How to remove items from Your Home Screen

  1. Press the Home Key to return to the Home Screen.
  2. Press and hold the item you want to delete until the remove icon appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the item to remove basket and release your finger when the item turns red.

How to use the Notification Panel

Swipe the status bar downward from the top of thescreen to open the Notification Panel, where you cansee your calendar events, new messages, and currentsettings—such as call forwarding or call status. Fromhere you can also open new messages, reminders, etc. TIP: You can also open the Notification Panel by pressing the Menu Key > Notifications from the Home Screen.

How to use speed dial

Press and hold 2 - 9 key from the dialer to call the corresponding speed dial number. The number key 1 is reserved for your voicemail.

How to assign a speed dial key

  1. Press the Menu Key > Settings > Call settings> Speed dial from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap a speed dial key.
  3. Enter a phone number or tapcontact iconto select one fromthe contact list.
  4. Tap OK.

How to import Contacts from the SIM Card or export to the Card

  1. From the Contacts Screen, press the Menu Key >Import/Export.
  2. Choose to import or export contacts. Your phone willautomatically display the contacts.
  3. Tap the contacts you want to import or export. Or, press the Menu Key > Select all.
  4. Tap OK.

How to import Contacts from the microSD Card or export to the Card

  1. Press the Menu Key > Import/Export from the Contacts Screen.
  2. Choose to import or export contacts.For export, the phone will prompt you with the name of the vCard file. Tap OK to create the file in the microSD card.
For import, you should have vCard files saved on the microSD card. If there’s more than one vCard file,you need to select the vCard file and tap OK.

How to reset to Factory Settings

Press the Menu Key > Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything. WARNING: All your personal information and downloaded applications on your phone will be erased after resetting the phone.
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Display

How to chose Your Wallpaper

  1. Press the Home Key to return to the Home Screen.
  2. Press the Menu Key and select Wallpaper.
  3. Tap Gallery, Live wallpapers, or Wallpapers and choose the image or animation you want to use as the wallpaper. Some cropping may be needed for Gallery images.
  4. Tap Save or Set wallpaper.

How to change Display Settings

By pressing the Menu Key > Settings > Display, you can adjust the display settings as you like: • Brightness: Adjust brightness of the screen. • Auto-rotate screen: Rotate the screen display as you rotate the phone. • Animation: Choose window animation. • Screen timeout: Set the delay for the screen to automatically turn off.
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Memory

How to check Memory Card Space

Tap Settings > SD card & phone storage. You can view the space information from Total space/Available space in SD card section.
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Connectivity

How to turn on Wi-Fi

  1. Press the Menu Key > Settings > Wireless& networks.
  2. Tap the Wi-Fi box to turn it on.

How to Use the Phone as a Modem

  1. When you connect your phone to your PC with the provided USB cable for the first time, a window will pop up and prompt you to install the driver.
  2. Double click the executable file (.exe) in the window and follow the prompt to finish the driver installation.
  3. Press the Menu Key > Settings > Wireless &networks > Tethering & portable hotspot and tap the USB tethering check box. A new network connection will be created on your PC.
  4. Go to Control Panel > Network on your PC to enable the new network connection. You can now launch
the Internet browser on your PC and start surfing.

How to use the Phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

  1. Press the Home Key > Menu Key > Settings >Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot and tap the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot check box.
  2. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings >Configure Wi-Fi hotspot.
  3. Change the name of the hotspot and its security setting, if necessary. The default hotspot is set as an open one. You can tap Open and choose WPA/WPA2 PSK to set up a password. The password must have at least 8 characters.
  4. Tap Save. Now you can find the hotspot on other devices and connect to it.
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Software & Apps

How to open Recently-used Applications

  1. Press and hold the Home Key from any screen. The phone will display icons of applications youused recently.
  2. Tap the application you want to open.

How to Install an Application

You can install an application from the Android™Market (Home Key > > Market) by selecting the item you want to download and tapping Install > OK.You can also install a non-Market application. Make sure that you select an application developed for your device and processor type before installing it.
  1. Copy the application file to the microSD memory card and install the card on your phone.
  2. Press the Home Key > > Filer, and open the folder where the application file is.
  3. Tap the file to start installation.
  4. Read the installation instructions that come with the application and follow it to complete the setup.

How to move an Application to or from the Memory Card

You can move the applications downloaded or installed on your phone to the memory card when the phone memory is full. You can also move applications to your phone if the memory card is getting full. NOTE: Not all applications can be move to your phone or memory card.
  1. Tap Settings > Applications >Manage applications.
  2. Tap the application you want to move on the Downloaded tab.
  3. Tap Move to phone or Move to SD card.

What’s the meaning of ROOT?

Root is a license for using system, it’s the highest license, once you have root you can change the internal system file. In order to prevent software to change system file (virus),Android system hid the root license, which means system file generally cannot be changed.

How can I check the version of handset?

Please enter into Setting menu, click About Phone item, and then you can check the relevant information about handset.
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Security

How to create Your Screen Unlock Pattern

  1. Press the Menu Key > Settings > Location &security > Set up screen lock > Pattern.
  2. Read the instructions and tap Next.
  3. Watch the example pattern and tap Next.
  4. With a finger, draw your own pattern and tap Continue.
  5. Draw the pattern again and tap Confirm.
  6. Press the Power Key to lock the screen.
TIP: Clear the Use visible pattern box if you want to hide the pattern as you draw it on the screen.

Manuals

AT&T Avail User Manual (English - PDF - 5.88MB)

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AT&T Avail User Manual (Spanish - PDF - 6MB)

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Software Updates

AT&T Avail Online Software Upgrade Tool Guide (English - PDF - 1.3MB).

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AT&T Avail Online Software Upgrade Tool (EXE - 13.8MB).

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Contact Support

If you have questions about how to use ZTE mobile devices or your device needs repair services, please contact our services hotline or email for more information.
Service Hotline: 877-817-1759
Hotline Hours: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (CST)
Email ZTE