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    When my 8830 would boot up it always asked me a question about automatically selecting the network type ( I don't remember the exact verbage). I always answered no fearing that this automatic selection could cause problems down the road. I had to switch batteries and I inadvertanly answered the question yes. Is that going to cause me any problems down the road? What exactly is that question used for?

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    The 8830 is a World phone, meaning it can be used on either a CDMA, or a GSM network. If you let the phone automatically select the network type, it will change networks when necessary to give you the best coverage. The only downside is that it can use a little more battery when searching for the other signal.

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    Disabling this will give a marginal increase in battery life. In North America, your 8830 would be seeking for GSM frequencies that aren't used here anyway, so its a total waste. Just remembr to set it to GSM if you go overseas since the CDMA won't work there anyway.
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