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Old 06-06-2006, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I'd like to know how choose and allways stay on a specific frequency with my BB 6710 (if it's possible).

In France, I can use it only on 900 mhz, but this unit can use 900 and 1900 mhz.
So, I'd like it not trying to connect 1900 mhz and to force it staying on 900 mhz.
Do you thing it can be done ?
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It's not possible.
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
(It was just to save batterie, because changing frequency need a lot of energy).

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Have you observed it changing frequencies?
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I have a problem related to this in the Caribbean. GSM in most islands is in the 900 Mhz band but tourist areas have 1900 as well with the same carrier.

It is a great annoyance that the Blakberry will not let you select the band like most other cell phones do. If you are in a 1900 coverage area when the phone is turned on it locks to 1900 and then goes to SOS only when you leave the coverage area although 900 service is available.

The Treo has an unpublished feature that allows you to punch in a code to lock it to a specific band, I am wondering if there might be something similar hidden away in the Blackberry software.
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Nothing hidden. On newer models of the BlackBerry you can set the network scanning to Manual and tell it to lock on to one carrier once it has found the right one.

Then you have to remember to switch it back to automatic when you get home.

The 6710 is a very old BlackBerry which does not have this option.
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