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Turn on cell broadcasting

Depending on your wireless service provider and the wireless network that your device is connected to, this feature might not be supported.
Before you begin: 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.
  1. On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Advanced Options.
  3. Click Cell Broadcast Settings.
  4. Change the Cell Broadcasting Service field to On.
    • If one or more cell broadcast channels appear on the screen, select the check box beside the channel.
    • If no cell broadcast channels appear on the screen, highlight the Empty field. Press the Menu key. Click Add Channel. Type the channel ID and a nickname. Click OK.
  5. Select the check box beside a language.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. 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.
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