I am both Ubuntu and Windows XP user. Sometimes I blow it out while doing some experiments. During reinstallation everytime I face some problems to fix and I forget it. To keep all in one place I started the blog. Hope you will be benefited from it also.
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Broadcast also know as Short
Message Service – Cell Broadcast (SMS-CB) is
a service designed for delivery of messages to multiple users in a
specified area. Unlike SMS Point to Point which is manly a one to one
service Cell Broadcast is a one to many service.
mobile operators use Cell Broadcast for communicating the area code
of the antenna cell to the mobile user (via channel 050), for
nationwide or citywide alerting, weather reports, mass messaging,
location based news, etc. The service might not be supported by all
the operators; even some of the handsets don’t have the capability
to receive Cell Broadcast messages.
to enable Cell Broadcast on HTC Touch
to the following screen on the device
Start -> Settings -> Phone -> More
the “Enable” box under the Broadcast Channels
on the “Settings” to bring up the following screen
Check “Receive channel list” -> Set Language to “All
Languages” -> Create a new item with any name and channel
number set to 050 or 50
should immediately see the Cell Broadcast messages being displayed
as message alerts.
Broadcast messages as message
annoying and if you want the same to appear on the home screen,
install the BatteryStatus application.
Once installed, the application has an option to display the Cell
broadcast messages on the “Today” screen You can even
optionally set the alignment for the broadcast messages.
the above setting is done, you should see the Broadcast messages on
the home screen as shown below (The message is next to the battery
The display of Broadcast messages is a battery sucker ! As you can
see from the above image, the battery was fully charged before I
enabled the broadcast feature. Within a day, the battery drained to
18% ! Every time a message is received, the display light is turned
on and this is one major battery drainer.
If your have a laptop with WiFi connectivity and windows, then you can also use it as a hotspot.
The method described below will enable you to connect your android devices also to the net using the WiFi. Adhoc wifi networks does not support this facility (as least I could not make it work).
All you have to do is download a software called connectify and install it. Click here to get the software.
Then install it and choose the free version.
While it starts running, you wount have to look back.