CellularMobileOperator Property
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DeviceNetworkInformation.CellularMobileOperator Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the name of the currently registered or connected mobile operator.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Net.NetworkInformation
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)

public static string CellularMobileOperator { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the currently registered or connected mobile operator, or a null string.

The name is a Unicode string that uses UTF-8 encoding.

The following example demonstrates getting the value of the CellularMobileOperator property and displaying it in a message box. In this example, you put the code in a button click event for testing purposes only. In your own applications, you can access the CellularMobileOperator property wherever you need it.

This example assumes that you have a Windows Phone application with a button named button1. This example also assumes that you have added the following statement to your code window.

using Microsoft.Phone.Net.NetworkInformation;
private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    System.Text.StringBuilder sb = new System.Text.StringBuilder();

    sb.Append("Mobile operator:  ");


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1

Windows Phone

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