How to Change Phone Frequency

Not knowing how to change your cell phone's frequency selection could literally leave you stranded should trouble arise when traveling. Different geographical areas might provide cellular coverage, but the frequencies used to do so can differ from those your phone normally uses. Understanding how to change frequencies manually could mean the difference between waiting for roadside assistance or knowing help is on the way.

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Rural cell towers mighty utilize 850/1900 MHz frequencies rather than 900/1800 MHz.

Instructions for Various Handset Models

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Press "Menu" on your Motorola phone and select "Settings," "Network Settings," "Network Setup" and "Band." Select the frequency you wish to use. Choices include 900/1800 MHz or 850/1900 MHz, but you can choose "Automatic" if you are not sure which one to select.

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Turn your Nokia phone off and back on if it does not automatically change frequency bands when roaming domestically or abroad. Band selection is completely automatic and cannot otherwise be adjusted.

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Turn your Samsung phone off and back on if it does not automatically change frequency bands when roaming domestically or abroad. Band selection is completely automatic and cannot otherwise be adjusted.

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Turn your LG phone off and back on if it does not automatically change frequency bands when roaming domestically or abroad. Band selection is completely automatic and cannot otherwise be adjusted.