1. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    I see in the options an option to turn on cell broadcasting. I found this wiki article:

    Cell Broadcast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    but still, what is it, and what does turning it on do for me?
    04-16-08 01:43 AM
  2. Adlen's Avatar
    Not much point in it really and probably has a small effect battery-life.

    I have mine off.

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    04-16-08 02:01 AM
  3. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    Not much point in it really and probably has a small effect battery-life.

    I have mine off.

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    Seems to me that to be able to say "not much point in it", you'd have to be able to explain what it is, what it does, and how it is used.
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    04-16-08 02:29 AM
  4. kickinitlive247's Avatar
    I think patrick waugh has too much time on his hands!
    Let's get that guy a hobby

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    04-16-08 03:34 AM
  5. lush242000's Avatar
    I turned it on once and noticed that everything seemed to run much slower. I keep it off now.
    04-16-08 06:08 AM
  6. MRHIGHSPEED's Avatar
    I've had mine on for over a month now, with channel 50 set, and I get nothing.

    My understanding is that it's a technology that's supposed to allow mass broadcasts to anyone on a particular cell. Good idea really. The idea being, things like Amber Alerts, tornado warnings, homeland security alerts, what have you, can be sent out to everyone on that particular cell. Apparently it either A) hasn't caught on yet or 2) never really caught on in the US. Don't know about the rest of the world.
    04-16-08 07:33 AM
  7. Adlen's Avatar
    Seems to me that to be able to say "not much point in it", you'd have to be able to explain what it is, what it does, and how it is used.
    Oh, sorry; I thought the Wiki article would have explained it

    It's so messages can be broadcast within a certain area. I think the main purpose is for carriers to tell you stuff.
    04-16-08 11:35 AM
  8. wolff46's Avatar
    where is that option? sounds handy, but haven't seen it
    04-16-08 11:37 AM
  9. hard2say's Avatar
    Seems to me that to be able to say "not much point in it", you'd have to be able to explain what it is, what it does, and how it is used.
    Copied from Crackberry Forums:

    Cell broadcasting

    Cell broadcasting is an existing, though rarely used, function of cellular networks and is defined by the official standardisation bodies such as GSM MoU, (GSM 03.49)UMTS, 3GPP/3GPP2 and IS95CDMA.

    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....
    05-30-08 02:49 PM
  10. Love.My.Bold's Avatar
    I think patrick waugh has too much time on his hands!
    Let's get that guy a hobby

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    What do you call this? Ok, besides addiction......starts with an ....H.

    Ok one more hint..ends with a.....Y

    You replied to it what does that make you?

    Be Nice.

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    02-26-10 01:44 AM
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