Network Mode Settings - BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 Smartphone
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Network Mode Settings - BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 Smartphone

Note To determine the device software version, refer to View Phone Information.

Device Software Version 5.x
Device Software Version 6.x

 

Device Software Version 5.x

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu button.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select Mobile Network.
  4. From the Network Technology field, select the current setting.
    Mobile Network Options screen with Network Technology option
  5. Select the appropriate setting.
    GSM/UMTS
    Global System for Mobile Communications / Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service - Typically used when traveling overseas.
    Note The preferred global carrier is automatically selected. You can manually select an alternate carrier but it may require as many as six registration attempts with that carrier prior to successful registration.
    1XEV
    Code Division Multiple Access network - This is the setting for use on the Verizon Wireless network.
    Global
    This setting attempts to connect to the last network technology used. If that technology is not available, the device will attempt to connect using the alternate technology. If the device is having difficulty placing phone calls, attempt to use the Global setting.
    Network Technology option with appropriate setting
  6. Press the Menu button then select Close.
    Mobile Network Options screen with Save

 

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Device Software Version 6.x

  1. From the Home screen All tray, select Options.
    Note To expand the tray, press the Menu button then select Open Tray.
    Home screen All tray with Options
  2. Select Networks and Connections.
    Options with Networks and Connections
  3. Select Mobile Network.
    Networks and Connections with Mobile Network
  4. From the Network Technology field, select the current setting.
    Mobile Network Network Technology
  5. Select the appropriate setting.
    GSM/UMTS
    Global System for Mobile Communications / Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service - Typically used when traveling overseas.
    Note The preferred global carrier is automatically selected. You can manually select an alternate carrier but it may require as many as six registration attempts with that carrier prior to successful registration.
    1XEV
    Code Division Multiple Access network - This is the setting for use on the Verizon Wireless network.
    Global
    This setting attempts to connect to the last network technology used. If that technology is not available, the device will attempt to connect using the alternate technology. If the device is having difficulty placing phone calls, attempt to use the Global setting.
    Network Technologies Settings
  6. Press the Menu button then select Close.
    Network Technologies Settings Close

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Last Modified: October 25, 2013
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