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Old 03-12-2011, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello everybody,

i know what is cell broadcasting but what i cant understand is that how can i add channels, to be more clear.

when u go to Options > advanced options > cell broadcast settings > press the Menu button (the BB sign) > add channel. what do we type there & where do i get the channel ID from, for example if i want to get the channel ID for a weather channel where can i get it from & i also noticed during my search process over the internet trying to understand more about this Cell broadcasting channels that its not available at all countrys, in my situation i am from Egypt so will it work in my country?

Note: my serv prov is Vodafone & i got the curve 8520.
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The way I read it in the Help app, the service is provided by your carrier (your mobile service company).

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To perform this task, your BlackBerry® device must use a SIM card, and your wireless service provider must set up your SIM card with a cell broadcast channel or provide you with the ID for a cell broadcast channel.

Depending on your wireless service provider and the wireless network that your device is connected to, this feature might not be supported.

On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.

Click Advanced Options.

Click Cell Broadcast Settings.

Change the Cell Broadcasting Service field to On.

Perform one of the following actions:

If a cell broadcast channel appears on the screen, select the check box beside the channel.

If a cell broadcast channel does not appear on the screen, highlight the Empty field. Click Add Channel. Type the channel ID and a nickname. Click OK.

Select the check box beside a language.

Press the Menu key.

Click Save.

To turn off cell broadcasting, change the Cell Broadcasting Service field to Off. Before you turn off cell broadcasting, verify that your wireless service provider does not use cell broadcasting to manage services, such as preferred rates, based on your location.
... I gather you get Channel ID's from your carrier, if it supports the service.
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thanks for ur answer, i will call the customer service right away and ask them if they do support Cell Broadcasting or not.
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