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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 selectNetwork method is used to manually select a network, overriding the radio's current selection.

Note: If the network is actually changed by this request, the voicechange and datachange events are fired.


var request = navigator.mozMobileConnection.selectNetworks(network);


A MozMobileNetworkInfo object representing the nework to select.


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

If the request fails, the request's error is one of:

  • RadioNotAvailable
  • RequestNotSupported
  • IllegalSIMorME
  • GenericFailure.


var connection = navigator.mozMobileConnection;
var availableNetwork = connection.getNetworks();

availableNetwork.onsuccess = function () {
  var network = this.result[0];

  var switchNetwork = connection.selectNetwork(network);

  switchNetwork.onsuccess = function () {
    console.log('Successful switch to: ' + network.longName);

  switchNetwork.onerror = function () {
    console.log('Unable to switch to: ' + network.longName);

availableNetwork.onerror = function () {
  console.log('No network available: ' +;


Not part of any specification.

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