1 General

02.303GPPMan-machine Interface (MMI) of the Mobile Station (MS)TS

1.1 Basic philosophy

The basic idea behind this TS is that it should give a minimum level of requirements, with emphasis on items which are seen as important from a pan-European usage point of view. This means, that the requirements are mainly dealing with standardized control procedures of access to services i.e. call establishment, invocation of supplementary services and so on. This also includes standardized network information to the users such as tones and announcements.

The requirements on the physical layout of input and output features are kept to a minimum to allow for differentiated types of MSs and to ease the introduction of future developments in the area of MMI. The standardized control procedures describe the sequence of real actions to be taken by the users. However, since the requirements on the physical input features are minimal the control procedures may differ between MSs depending on the solution of the manufacturers. The "bridge" between these requirements is however that the same logical actions have to be taken by the user. That is, the user has to provide the same information for the call control and signalling no matter what the method is. This is also valid if an automatic device is used for carrying out the same actions. The logical procedures are therefore defined and standardized in this specification.

The drawback of this approach is that the users of GSM Mobile Stations may face a lot of different types of physical MMI which they have to learn. However, to deal with this problem the specification gives a definition of a basic public MMI. The basic public MMI allows non-experienced, casual users to make and receive a telephony call. This definition is directed to manufacturers of public mobile telephones.

Optionally, the user may set the ME to disable some or all of the MMI functions defined in this specification. This setting shall only apply when the same SIM is in use (see GSM 02.17 [5] for security policy), otherwise the ME shall enable the standard MMI.

1.2 Structure of the specification

The TS is divided into sections describing respectively the control procedures, the input features and the output features. The final section defines the basic public MMI. For a lot of items for which no particular MMI specification is necessary there is a reference to the specifications where the basic requirements are to be found (i.e. MS features specified in GSM 02.07 [3] and language of announcements specified in GSM 02.40 [7]).