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1. Using Your BlackBerry > 17. Display Signal Strength as a Number

Display Signal Strength as a Number

Bars are for wimps! Be different and get in touch with your inner geek by displaying your wireless signal strength in decibels.

How many bars do you have? What does the number of bars actually mean? There are entire marketing campaigns by the wireless carriers about the bars that indicate the signal strength. But how does your device determine how many bars to throw up on your display? Surely there is some type of hard measurement that the device is doing to rank your wireless connection.

It turns out there is a hard number that represents the strength of your wireless signal—and there is a BlackBerry keyboard shortcut to change the bars to display the actual number. From your Home screen, type Alt-N,M,L,L.


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