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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 Device > Advanced System Settings > Cell Broadcast Settings.
  3. Select the Cell Broadcasting Service check box.
    • 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 Image of Menu key key > Add Channel. Type the channel ID and a nickname. Click OK.
  4. Select the check box beside a language.
  5. Press the Image of the Menu key key > Save.
After you finish: To turn off cell broadcasting, clear the Cell Broadcasting Service check box. 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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