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Old 07-15-2009, 10:21 AM
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KB02516 - Switch wireless networks manually


Environment

  • BlackBerry® device
  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6 and later

Background

When the Network Selection Mode field is set to Automatic, the BlackBerry device automatically connects to another wireless network when you travel outside your wireless network coverage area. You can also switch to a different wireless network manually using the steps in the procedure below.
Note

  • Your wireless service provider must set up your SIM card for roaming services before you can use a different wireless network.
  • You might also have to provide login information before you can access the wireless network.
  • Extra fees usually apply when you roam. Contact your wireless service provider for more information about roaming fees.



Overview

To manually select a different wireless network on the BlackBerry device, complete the procedure associated with the software version you have installed.
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 and later

  1. On the Home screen, click Options > Mobile Network.
  2. Set the Network Selection Mode field to Manual.
  3. Click Scan for Available Networks. A list of available networks appears.
  4. In the network list, click a network.
  5. Click Select Network. The network is selected.
BlackBerry Device Software 4.0 to 4.1

  1. On the Home screen, click Options > Network.
  2. Set the Selection Mode field to Manual. Note: If the Select Mode field is not present on the BlackBerry device, contact your service provider as roaming services may not be enabled.
  3. Click Scan for Available Networks. A list of available networks appears.
  4. In the network list, click a network.
  5. Click Select Network. The network is selected.
BlackBerry Device Software 3.6 to 3.7

  1. On the Home screen, click Options > Network.
  2. Set the Scan Mode field to Manual.
  3. Click the trackwheel and select Scan for Networks. A list of available networks appears.
  4. In the network list, click a network.
  5. Click Select Network. The network is selected.



Additional Information

For instructions on how to register your BlackBerry device with the wireless network, see KB00510.
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