How to Use GPRS

by Ryan Mooney

GPRS technology is what cell phone companies use as the network to send and make calls over. All cell phones come equipped with options for you to use GPRS. You can turn off GPRS to disable all phone usage, which is very helpful during flights when you should not be making inadvertent calls. You can even manually select your GRPS network when roaming.

Manual GPRS Network Selection

Press down on the "Menu" button from the main screen of the phone.

Scroll to and select "Settings" and then "Call settings."

Scroll to and select "Network selection" to open the menu.

Scroll to and select "Default setup" to check what your phone currently uses to pick networks.

Scroll to and select "Manual" to change the phone from automatically selecting a network.

Select the desired network and make sure that the phone connects.

Test the phone by making a call with the new network.

Turn On or Turn Off GPRS

Press down on the "Menu" button from the main screen of the phone.

Scroll to and select "Settings."

Scroll to and select "Phone Settings" or "Network Settings."

Click the selections for either "Airplane Mode" or "Wireless Mode" (based on your phone model).

Select the option for "On" or "Off" to turn on or turn off GPRS.

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About the Author

Ryan Mooney has been a professional writer and editor in the technology, game, and design industry for seven years. Currently, he works in the mobile technology field. He has been published on eHow, About, Today, and New York Magazine (nymag.com). He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from East Stroudsburg University.