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Can't update my PRL via *228 on CDM9500

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by John Antypas, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. John Antypas

    John Antypas Guest

    OK -- in the 9500, what is the Subsidy Lock called? I see nothing in the
    normal menus for programming.

    "John Doe" <john@doe.doe> wrote in message
    news:pan.2003.10.05.01.47.41.582088@doe.doe...
    > On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 09:48:25 -0700, John Antypas wrote:
    >
    > > I know there has to be something we're all missing, but the answer so

    far
    > > is, no, there's nothing wrong -- it's just this phone. I'm sure once we
    > > find it we'll be embarrased because it's so obvious.

    > Try setting the Subsidy lock code to '000000' and then try a PRL update.
    > That fixed the problem for me w/ a V60 after Verizon customer service said
    > that it was a problem with my phone.
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Whare are all of your phone settings (save for the phone number itself)?
    > >
    > > "Stanley Cline" <sc1-news@roamer1.org> wrote in message
    > > news:tn9snv4bpcpsnpqdshul2gf36qfch9qtdj@4ax.com...
    > >> On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 01:47:53 GMT, I wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >There *has* to be something else wrong -- I have a 9500 with .033
    > >> >firmware and have had NO problems whatsoever getting PRL updates,
    > >> >including 50010.
    > >>
    > >> Of course, I meant 50110... ;)
    > >>
    > >> -SC
    > >> --
    > >> Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    > >> ...
    > >> "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    > >> be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune

    >



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  2. despondent

    despondent Guest

    The subsidy lock isn't something easily changed... did you buy this
    phone new? The subsidy lock is used for situations where someone buys
    a phone, say on an Alltel plan. The subsidy lock code is there to
    allow all features on Alltel. If you got the phone used and activated
    it on Verizon, there may be problems.

    >OK -- in the 9500, what is the Subsidy Lock called? I see nothing in the
    >normal menus for programming.
    >
    >"John Doe" <john@doe.doe> wrote in message
    >news:pan.2003.10.05.01.47.41.582088@doe.doe...
    >> On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 09:48:25 -0700, John Antypas wrote:
    >>
    >> > I know there has to be something we're all missing, but the answer so

    >far
    >> > is, no, there's nothing wrong -- it's just this phone. I'm sure once we
    >> > find it we'll be embarrased because it's so obvious.

    >> Try setting the Subsidy lock code to '000000' and then try a PRL update.
    >> That fixed the problem for me w/ a V60 after Verizon customer service said
    >> that it was a problem with my phone.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> >
    >> > Whare are all of your phone settings (save for the phone number itself)?
    >> >
    >> > "Stanley Cline" <sc1-news@roamer1.org> wrote in message
    >> > news:tn9snv4bpcpsnpqdshul2gf36qfch9qtdj@4ax.com...
    >> >> On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 01:47:53 GMT, I wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> >There *has* to be something else wrong -- I have a 9500 with .033
    >> >> >firmware and have had NO problems whatsoever getting PRL updates,
    >> >> >including 50010.
    >> >>
    >> >> Of course, I meant 50110... ;)
    >> >>
    >> >> -SC
    >> >> --
    >> >> Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    >> >> ...
    >> >> "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    >> >> be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune

    >>

    >
  3. Clay

    Clay Guest

    If you know the current subsidy lock code then it is easy to change it. The
    subsidy lock code has nothing to do with certain networks ro providers,
    except certain providers lock their phones and other don't.




    "despondent" <the@despondent.net> wrote in message
    news:pfd1ov8p7terev3ijsq4lhg5g4bo4r7d7e@4ax.com...
    > The subsidy lock isn't something easily changed... did you buy this
    > phone new? The subsidy lock is used for situations where someone buys
    > a phone, say on an Alltel plan. The subsidy lock code is there to
    > allow all features on Alltel. If you got the phone used and activated
    > it on Verizon, there may be problems.
    >
    > >OK -- in the 9500, what is the Subsidy Lock called? I see nothing in the
    > >normal menus for programming.
    > >
    > >"John Doe" <john@doe.doe> wrote in message
    > >news:pan.2003.10.05.01.47.41.582088@doe.doe...
    > >> On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 09:48:25 -0700, John Antypas wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > I know there has to be something we're all missing, but the answer so

    > >far
    > >> > is, no, there's nothing wrong -- it's just this phone. I'm sure once

    we
    > >> > find it we'll be embarrased because it's so obvious.
    > >> Try setting the Subsidy lock code to '000000' and then try a PRL

    update.
    > >> That fixed the problem for me w/ a V60 after Verizon customer service

    said
    > >> that it was a problem with my phone.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > Whare are all of your phone settings (save for the phone number

    itself)?
    > >> >
    > >> > "Stanley Cline" <sc1-news@roamer1.org> wrote in message
    > >> > news:tn9snv4bpcpsnpqdshul2gf36qfch9qtdj@4ax.com...
    > >> >> On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 01:47:53 GMT, I wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >There *has* to be something else wrong -- I have a 9500 with .033
    > >> >> >firmware and have had NO problems whatsoever getting PRL updates,
    > >> >> >including 50010.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Of course, I meant 50110... ;)
    > >> >>
    > >> >> -SC
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    > >> >> ...
    > >> >> "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    > >> >> be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
    > >>

    > >

    >
  4. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Sun, 05 Oct 2003 03:42:50 -0000, fuckgb@fuckhim.com (Fuck Geoff
    Brozny) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    ><1e3vnvcm56777n8943250gn32p54ik531c@Pern.rk>:
    >> On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 19:25:39 -0700, "John Antypas" <ja@s21.com> posted
    >> in alt.cellular.verizon:


    >> >OK, good to know for temporary purposes, but do I have a reason to return
    >> >this phone or is this common for many phones?


    >> Did anyone check to see whether the phone had a subsidy lock? You
    >> can't OTA a phone that does.


    >fuckyourslef bitch


    <plonk>
  5. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Sun, 05 Oct 2003 14:54:46 -0000, mjh@mjh.com (Mike James) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    ><1e3vnvcm56777n8943250gn32p54ik531c@Pern.rk>:
    >> On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 19:25:39 -0700, "John Antypas" <ja@s21.com> posted
    >> in alt.cellular.verizon:


    >> >OK, good to know for temporary purposes, but do I have a reason to return
    >> >this phone or is this common for many phones?


    >> Did anyone check to see whether the phone had a subsidy lock? You
    >> can't OTA a phone that does.


    >I have a CDM9500, and love it... Have the same problem with OTA
    >updates... Found if I turn it off and then back on, then call *228
    >option 2 the update works fine... Otherwise I get a message that the
    >update was unsuccessfull and to call customer service...


    Some day, when someone figures it out, I'd love to hear why that
    happens.

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