Network & APN: Blackberry Bold 9900

Learn how to connect to data networks (2G, 4G) and data roaming on the Blackberry Bold 9900.

 

 

 

 

APN & data settings

 

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Device.
  4. Scroll to and select Advanced System Settings.
  5. Scroll to and select TCP IP.
  6. Enter the following information:
    • APN: epc.tmobile.com
    • Username: <blank>
    • Password: <blank>
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Scroll to and select Save.

 

 

Manual network selection

 

To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Network.
  5. Tap Network Selection Mode.
  6. Tap Manual.
  7. The phone will scan for available networks.
  8. Scroll to and tap the desired network.

 

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

Switch 2G / 4G

 

To change the band between 2G and 4G, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Network.
  5. Tap Network Mode.
  6. Select one of the following options:
    • 2G: Use only 2G connection speed.
    • 3G/4G & 2G: Automatically switch between connection speeds depending on the quality of the connection.

 

 

Turn on / off Airplane mode

 

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

To turn on airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap the Status bar at the top of the Home screen.
  2. Under Manage Connections, tap All Off.

 

To turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Status bar at the top of the Home screen.
  2. Under Manage Connections, tap Restore.

 

 

Turn on / off data roaming

 

To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:

 

  1. If necessary, touch the bottom of the Home screen to expand the Applications panel.
  2. Scroll to the All panel and tap the Options icon.
  3. Tap Networks and Connections.
  4. Tap Mobile Network.
  5. Tap While Roaming.
  6. Select one of the following options:
    • On
    • Off
    • Prompt