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This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.

This API is available on Firefox OS for internal applications only.


The getNetworks method is used to search for available networks.


var request = navigator.mozMobileConnection.getNetworks();


A DOMRequest object to handle the success or failure of the method call.

If the request is successful, the request's result is an array of MozMobileNetworkInfo objects.

Otherwise, the request's error is one of:

  • RadioNotAvailable
  • RequestNotSupported
  • GenericFailure


var request = navigator.mozMobileConnection.getNetworks();

request.onsuccess = function () {
  this.result.forEach(function (networkInfo) {
    console.log(networkInfo.longName + ': ' + networkInfo.state);

request.onerror = function () {
  console.log('operation failed: ' +;


Not part of any specification.

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