1. ltrclwn's Avatar
    what should this setting be "on or off"
    what does it do?
    05-29-09 06:56 PM
  2. greydarrah's Avatar
    Well, mine is set to off, but my phone is fully functional. I did a search and found a few references but no explanation of what it's for. Does anybody else know?

    Grey
    05-29-09 07:04 PM
  3. ltrclwn's Avatar
    my phone was fully functional until i backed up'd everything...

    when i was done backing up my phone displayed off where the signal bar would be....

    i went into manage connections and turned everything back on....but now email is not working????

    so i was thinking it was this???
    05-29-09 07:08 PM
  4. Morf32's Avatar
    Cell Broadcast setting has nothing to do with your email. Go into Manage Connections again... then click on Mobile Network Options. Make sure Data Services are set to On.
    05-29-09 09:37 PM
  5. greydarrah's Avatar
    Cell Broadcast setting has nothing to do with your email. Go into Manage Connections again... then click on Mobile Network Options. Make sure Data Services are set to On.
    So, out of curiosity, do you know what Cell Broadcast is for?

    Thanks,

    Grey
    05-29-09 09:45 PM
  6. greydarrah's Avatar
    my phone was fully functional until i backed up'd everything...

    when i was done backing up my phone displayed off where the signal bar would be....

    i went into manage connections and turned everything back on....but now email is not working????

    so i was thinking it was this???
    You might also try this:
    options>advanced> host routing table>menu button>register

    And...lets not for the famous battery pull.

    Grey
    05-29-09 09:47 PM
  7. Morf32's Avatar
    This was copied and pasted from another forum, and that person had copied and pasted it from Google:

    "Cell broadcasting allows text messages to be broadcast to all mobile handsets in a given geographical area. This area can range from the area covered by a single cell to the whole network. Because cell broadcast works by targeting particular cells no knowledge of mobile telephone numbers is required, unlike bulk SMS. Also cell broadcasting places a very low load on the network, a cell broadcast to every subscriber on the network is equivalent to sending an SMS message to a single phone. Network loading problems can cause severe problems in emergency situations when network usage is likely to be very high anyway and in these circumstances SMS messages can be delayed for hours or days or even lost altogether.

    The cell broadcast technology provides for 64000 broadcast channels so that different types of message (severe weather, terrorist, missing child etc) could be broadcast on different channels. Not every subscriber would necessarily receive all the channels and hence all the messages. Channels can be activated from the handset or remotely by the network. Ideally certain channels would be allocated for certain message types and these would be standardised globally so that travellers would receive alerts wherever they happen to be."

    From what I could gather from some of the other posts in that forum, this is not something that is used in the US. I don't know if that is true or not, but that's what many folks there were saying.
    05-29-09 09:50 PM
  8. greydarrah's Avatar
    Thanks for the data. It was a setting that I had never even looked at before.

    Grey
    05-29-09 11:11 PM
  9. ltrclwn's Avatar
    Definitely learned something today!
    To solve my problem I did a hard reset and it worked.
    Thank you all for the advice!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-29-09 11:20 PM
  10. jwt5892's Avatar
    Good info. I just got a 8320 and wondered if I should have cell broadcast on or off and what it was for.
    05-31-09 05:53 PM
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