Recently, when I started using OnePlus 5, I saw a series of cell broadcast messages flooding my message inbox. In case you are facing a similar issue, here is how you can turn off cell broadcast messages on your any Andriod handset.

What are Cell Broadcast messages?

Cell Broadcast is a technology that’s part of GSM standard (Protocol for 2G cellular networks) and has been designed to deliver messages to multiple users in an area. The technology is also used to push location-based subscriber services or to communicate area code of Antenna cell using Channel 050. Many handsets do not have the ability to receive cell broadcasts.

So, that’s clearly not something you will need. Here is how you can stop receiving CellBroadband messages when you change your location.

The steps to turn off cell broadcast might differ slightly based on the phone brand you are using.

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Steps to turn of Cell Broadcast messages

Step 1: Open the messaging app, and tap the triple dot menu to access ‘Settings’

Step 2: Look for broadcast or Emergency Broadcast option under the settings. On some phones, Broadcast options are present under ‘More Settings’.

 

Step 3: Uncheck the box next to Channel 50 and Channel 60 broadcast

8 COMMENTS

  1. I have disabled all options under message->settings->mobile broadcast->emergency warning. But still I keep getting mobile broadcast notification alert.
    Note: I don’t see any channel 50 option under emergency broadcast options. But in mobile settings->promp and notification I can see channel 50. Confused here. Can anyone pls help.

  2. Inspite of getting it off in settings I am still receiving messages of cell broadcast channel 50 and 60…….what to do?
    I’m using ONEPLUS 5 handset.

    • these steps in the article were executed on OnePlus 5 only. They are also working on OnePlus 5T. Restart your phone. Go to Settings>> More options>> Emergency Broadcast and try turning them off again.

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