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Talk:How to get cell information in Java ME using CBS

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16 Sep
Article Review by vkmunjpara (20090916)

This article is good for understanding pushregistry class which is used for maintaining inbound connections.

This article is used for obtaining brodcasted cell information and it will be helpfull to every one.So where ever you are, your cell information like Cell tower information is easily gotton through this code.

Easy to Learn....

Abu Samra - Cell Info is not Pop-up on the screen

I think there is some issue with dislpaying the Cell Info message (channel 50) on the screen of NOKIA phones. I'm working on a Cell Broadcast system. I noticed the message is not displayed on the screen; it is just received in the inbox. while this is not the case with other vendors which display the message on the screen. I used NOKIA E71. E72, E75 & N96.

Can I ask why and how to receive it on the screen. I enable all the Cell Info Configuration of the handset.

Abu Samra 09:56, 20 December 2011 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Sounds like a defect

Thanks for the report - we're investigating. It may take a little while before there is an update.



hamishwillee 02:32, 22 December 2011 (EET)

Skalogir - Alternative Solution with Reverse Geocoding

Hi Abu,

If I understand correctly you are trying to get some textual information on your current location from the Cell Info message. This approach might have some disadvantages especially if you attempt to create and distribute your application in countries where operators do no longer broadcast Cell Info messages. A better approach would be to retrieve the device's coordinates by using the Location API (JSR-179) and reverse geocode the coordinates by using the Nokia Maps API for Java ME. This (depending on the location) can give you detailed information about your current location, such as street name and number, post code and country.

You can find more information on how to use the Location API from the Developer's Library here:

There is also an article on how to retrieve your current location here: Best practises for listening to location updates with Java ME

As soon as you have retrieved your coordinates, all you have to do is reverse geocode them based on information from this article here: Reverse Geocoding an address from Geo-location with Maps API for Java ME

The latter uses the Nokia Maps API for Java ME, which can be downloaded from here:

skalogir 10:37, 16 March 2012 (EET)


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