Finding the "Go to URL" Function
On Your Cell Phone
Your cell phone web browser is similar to the web browser that you use
everyday on your computer. It has the capability to follow hyperlinks
from a home page, and to go directly to a website address ("URL") that you
type in. You can also bookmark pages, so that you can easily get to
them again. (Bookmarks are sometimes called "Favorites")
The exact steps to take and buttons to push to do this will vary by cell
phone service provider and by handset make and model.
See examples for specific cell phones and
Scroll down to see generalized steps to access the "Go To
URL" function, by carrier.
Because there are literally thousands of different cell phones, these are
generic steps. You
may have to experiment to discover how to do it on your phone.
NOTE: You need to find the "go to" function on your phone
(sometimes labeled as "enter site, or similar.) This is not the same as a
"Find" or "Search" function. You want to
instruct your phone browser to go
directly to a URL.
With most phones, you can leave out the "http://" part of the URL, you
can usually enter just the address, e.g. "waptest.scoutpal.com"
Once you have gone to a web page, you can then add it to your bookmarks
(or favorites) list. Again, the exact buttons to push in order to make
will vary from phone to phone. (On many phones, you press and hold a
"menu" key, then look for the choice to mark the page.)
You may need to contact your cell phone company for details on how to
operate your cell phone browser. Most cellular carriers have tutorials
on their websites. For example,
Sprint has a web page with
links to their tutorials. You will want to look for a tutorial
that covers "Web Browsing", "Wireless Data Services", "Wireless Web Access",
- Press "MENU", then scroll to "WEB" and select
- From the "Vision Home" page on the web, press "MENU"
- Scroll to and select "7. Go to URL"
Verizon old-style WAP phones:
(If you have a Verizon smart phone, like an android or iPhone, there is
never a problem figuring out how to get on the web.)
- Press "MENU"
- Scroll to and select "Web Browser"
- Scroll to and select "Search/Bookmarks"
- Scroll to and select "Go to ..."
AT&T (Cingular) "MEdia Net":
Boost: (Learn more on the examples for
specific cell phones and carriers page)
- Press the Menu key.
(See a picture of the Menu key)
- Scroll to and select "Web"
- Select "Surf the Web", and you will get a new page of choices.
- Scroll down to the "Enter Site" choice.
- Press OK.
- Enter a web address.
- To enter a dot ("."), press Alpha, then select the dot from the
symbol selector screen.
- Press OK to go to the website.