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Posts: 402
Registered: ‎11-26-2010
My Device: Torch
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Getting nearby cell ids

From what I have seen and read in the forums I find only possible to get the carrier's cell which the device is currently connected to.

 

Is there any way to get the rest of the cells which are in range?

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BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,784
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Getting nearby cell ids

No, this is not currently supported.

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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎11-04-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Getting nearby cell ids

Any idea if it would be included in a future JDE?

 

Btw,

It is interesting that you can get the current Cell ID even if the device has no simcard.

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Re: Getting nearby cell ids

The device can connect with a local cell tower without a sim card to make emergency calls (i.e. 911).

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Registered: ‎11-04-2009
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Re: Getting nearby cell ids

Yes, and also you can get the cell id. Smiley Happy

 

Any idea if RIM is planning to add a [Cell] getNearbyCells() to any API in the future?

There are a lot of cool features that can be done with this, but with this restriction is not possible.

 

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Re: Getting nearby cell ids

I can't comment on possible new features, but you can create a feature request for this in Issue Tracker.

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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎11-04-2009
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Re: Getting nearby cell ids

I've already done it, and they just said "won't fix".

But I woul'd like to know if it's a hardware restriction, or a software restriction.

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