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Mobile network settings

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Your phone automatically switches between mobile networks depending on what mobile networks are available in different areas. You can also manually set your phone to access a particular mobile network type, for example, WCDMA or GSM.

To select a network type

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks.
  3. Tap Network Mode.
  4. Select a network type.

To select another network manually

  1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks > Network operators.
  3. When a pop-up window appears, tap Search mode > Manual.
  4. Select a network.
NoteIf you select a network manually, your phone will not search for other networks, even if you move out of range of the manually selected network.

To activate automatic network selection

  1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks > Network operators.
  3. When a pop-up window appears, tap Search mode.
  4. Tap Automatic.

Turning off data traffic

You can disable all data connections over 2G/3G networks with your phone to avoid any unwanted data downloads and synchronisations. Contact your network operator if you need detailed information about your subscription plan and data traffic costs.

TipWhen data traffic is turned off, you can still use Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth™ connections. You can also send and receive multimedia messages.

To turn off all data traffic

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks.
  3. Unmark the Data traffic checkbox.

Data roaming

Depending on your network operator, it might be possible to allow mobile data connections via 2G/3G outside of your home network (roaming). Please note that data transmission charges may apply. Contact your network operator for more information.

NoteApplications may sometimes use the Internet connection in your home network without any notification, for example, when sending search and synchronisation requests. Additional charges may apply for data roaming. Consult your service provider.

To activate data roaming

  1. From the Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
  2. Find and tap Settings > More… > Mobile networks.
  3. Mark the Data roaming checkbox.
NoteYou can’t activate data roaming when data connections have been deactivated
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