Questions tagged [cell-broadcast]

Cell Broadcast (CB) messaging, also known as Short message service-Cell Broadcast (SMS-CB), is a mobile technology feature. It allows to deliver simultaneously messages to multiple GSM users (broadcast) within a specified area (cell).

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Is there a way to disable "National/Presidential Alerts" on Android devices?

According to the FCC (emphasis mine): WEA alerts only cover critical emergency situations. Consumers can receive four types of alerts: "National Alerts" issued by the President of the ...
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Cell broadcast for emergency warnings in Germany - why is Android 11+ required?

Germany is preparing to use cell broadcast messages for emergency warnings issued by the government. A first country-wide test is planned for December 8, 2022 as part of the Nationwide Alert Day 2022. ...
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Not receiving emergency alerts for the Ukraine test broadcast on September 7th

Recently, I received an SMS that the State Emergency Service of Ukraine will test the new Cell Broadcast notification system, and that test notifications will come from September 7th. Why don't they ...
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Does cell service provider has ability to display ads over other apps?

I came to realize that in rare occasions when using the Android phone, Cell service provider (Mobile Network provider) shows some popup advertisements. Regardless of the app, screen I was in it always ...
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How to test emergency broadcasts?

I want to test the emergency broadcast notifications (those for extreme weather and similar) to make absolutely sure that they work and everything is set up correctly. How can I do this? Google only ...
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Is it possible to see whether you are within a ~10m radius of another phone without broadcasting location data?

I was looking at Bump_(application), and I found it interesting that they use location data along with other metrics to figure out whether two phones are next to each other. Is it not possible to do ...
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Retrieving my google contacts

My smart phone kept turning off and wouldn't power back up or stay on long enough to use it much unless I had it plugged into an electrical outlet; so I cancelled my cell phone service but continued ...
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Why to get Mobile Broadcast notices in OxygenOS 3.x abroad?

I am abroad and get such notices about cell broadcast etc when in Baltics in Fig. 1. My SIM card settings are in Fig. (2-3). Fig. 1 Broadcast-notice visible often in Baltics, Fig. 2 Settings > SIM ...
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How to show all braodcast events of a particular app?

I know its possible to show all broadcast events/intents that are triggered in android. But I wanted to list all the broadcast events of a particular android app. My purpose is, I want to test a ...
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Disable cell broadcast notifications on Lenovo A 7000

I am receiving more than 100 notification alerts for cell broadcast on my Lenovo A7000 with Android Lollipop. I did not found any settings for cell broadcast. Can anyone please help me in disabling ...
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Scan for Existence of Other Devices

Is it possible to know how many devises are in a certain area? I'm just trying to passively count the number of people in a room and I was hoping that my phone could recognize them by WiFi, Bluetooth, ...
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Change Cell Broadcast alarm

Lately whenever a missile is fired upon us, I receive cell broadcast alert about it. In my area of living the city alarms are working loud anyway but the cell broadcast sound is extremely alerting and ...
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Turning off cell broadcast in HTC Desire 816

I have been receiving about 50 flash SMS a day, with my service provider name, from the number 50. As I read here, it might be a issue with activating and deactivating cell broadcast on the phone. ...
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Is there no option to turn off cell broadcasting messages in HTC Desire X dual sim?

I searched lot on google but I didn't find any working solution to stop receving messages from "50" I tried these solution but didn't work for me - Is there no option to turn off cell broadcasting ...
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Is there no option to turn off cell broadcasting messages in HTC Desire 500? [closed]

I got the recently launched HTC Desire 500 (Android 4.1.2, Sense 5). Since then I am continuously getting cell broadcasting messages (4 every 2 minutes). And shockingly, there is no option to turn ...
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Examples of mobile broadcasts being used

I recently found this page of settings in on my phone under Cyanogenmod, I had never even heard of this system before. mobile broadcast settings (click to enlarge) Are there any examples of this ...
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How to stop "Cell Info Display" in HTC Desire X Duos

this question is with regards to HTC Desire X dual Sim. I have this device and since the day I purchased this device I am suffering a lot with the CID massages, in a minute I am getting 10-15 messages,...
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Cell Broadcasts for LG lucid with android 4.0.4

I've looked at the wikipedia article and it is very informative. But my husband had a Verizon LG Lucid with Android 4.0.4. NO WHERE can I find a way to adjust the cell broadcasts! I have a Samsung ...
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in HTC One X Plus

I have been receiving about 50 flash sms a day, with my service provider name TIM RS 51, from the number 50. As I read here, it might be a issue with activating and deactivating cell broadcast on the ...
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Cell Broadcast option in HTC Raider ICS [duplicate]

I updated my phone to Ice cream sandwich last week. I cant find any option to turn off cell broadcast messages. I have tried everything, looking in call settings, message settings everywhere. I get ...
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There is no Cell Broadcast option in HTC Desire C

I get annoying messages, like every 2 minutes, saying my location. I can't turn it off. I searched all settings and options, but CB option is nowhere to find. Is something wrong with my Android ...
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in Ice Cream Sandwich

The phone is a stock HTC One X. The settings menu does not include a checkbox to enable/disable CB messages. They just keep popping up. Update: Halfer already gave the link to the wikipedia article ...
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