How to Activate GPRS on My Nokia Mobile

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Understanding the Nokia mobile phone GPRS connection is a simple process that anyone can follow. GPRS is the network signal that US mobile phone providers use for network operation. Nokia is a worldwide manufacturer of phones, PDAs and handhelds. A GPRS connection allows you to sends texts to friends, call your family, and dial in to your cell phone company's network.

Things You'll Need

  • Nokia cell phone

Nokia Reset to Turn On GPRS

  1. Remove the back cover of your Nokia phone, and then pull the battery out of your phone while it is turned on.

    Note: If you experience network glitches, coverage issues, or crackling during a call, it is necessary to reset your phone to reconnect with the cell towers in your local area (which connect to GPRS).

  2. Wait a good amount of time for a refresh (approximately 30 seconds), and then put the battery and back cover back on the device.

  3. Hold down the red end or power button on the phone to turn it back on.

  4. Very that a GPRS icon or text appears in the top indicator bar to make sure you have reconnected to the network and activated GPRS.

Change Network Bands to Activate GPRS

  1. Access the phone's settings from the phone's main menu.

    Note: In countries outside North America, you typically need to use the 900-MHz/1800-MHz frequency to get a GPRS signal from one of the mobile providers.

  2. Move through the menu to locate the network or network setup icon. This might be two clicks depending on your phone model (network > setup).

  3. Click on "band" or "phone frequency" to open the menu with the band option.

  4. Select the GPRS frequency option, for example, 850/1900, 900/1800 or "automatic" to have the phone choose the strongest band signal for you.

  5. Press and hold down the power button to turn off the phone, and then turn it back on to re-establish the connection to the new band if you have connection issues.

Choose a Manual Network Connection to Turn On GPRS

  1. Access the main menu on the phone to get to the settings menu.

  2. Click the selection for "phone," and then usually there is a follow-up option to select "Operator selection" (based on your model of phone).

  3. Select "Manual" to pick a new network to connect to (for international or roaming connections).

    Note: Select "Automatic" if you are having connection problems; this will automatically connect to the GPRS connection of your cell phone provider.

  4. Verify that your Nokia phone establishes a connection with a network and that the phone works as expected.




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