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Info Helpful Verizon Codes

Discussion in 'General Verizon Service' started by jdeg, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. cybiko123

    cybiko123 Active Member

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    If you use Verizon, at the beginning of the call you will be told "This call is airtime free." In other words, there are no charges associated with using that code. As for how often you should update, the official word is to do it every three months.

     



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  2. dude222

    dude222 New Member

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    Another cool code for calling other Verizon subscribers, press the * key to bypass their voice mail message to go directly to the tone and leave message.
     
  3. the2ndflood

    the2ndflood New Member

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    With the Forced Update; is it *228, dial, then press 80? I tried it both ways and I still can't download a new PRL list. I just keep getting the same-old message that my phone couldn't be updated at this time.
     
  4. breey24

    breey24 New Member

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    #PMT (768) - make a payment
    #BAL (225) - check current balance and last payment
    #MIN (646) - check minute usage

    I was wondering what those things meant for the past two years, lol. Thanks so much! Now I've been enlightened.
     
  5. cybiko123

    cybiko123 Active Member

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    *228 80 means that you dial *22880 (in other words, 80 is part of the dial sequence), then press Send.
     
  6. BurnEM

    BurnEM New Member

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    Wow I've been missing out I guess.....
     
  7. sprtbiker

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    I am thinking about switching to Verizon. Can I use my unlocked phone with their SIM card?
     
  8. Epic M3

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    Interesting...Gonna try these out
     
  9. er8dred

    er8dred New Member

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    [*]*228 80 - force update, ignore fails
    [*]*228 99 - force seconday tower update
    [*]*228 00 - original tower update

    What are these updates? Is this to make your signal stronger? My mother was told about something like this and I thought she was mistaken.

    When I did the "00" it failed, but then again, so did the "80."

    Thanks for the tips.
     
  10. einstien59

    einstien59 New Member

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    Thank you for the info I don't know how many times i have deleted voice mails instead of saving them
     
  11. Exelbaradin

    Exelbaradin New Member

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    verizon does not use sim cards!!LOL
     
  12. scottb

    scottb New Member

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    True, for the most part. If you have a VZW "World Phone" it will have a SIM slot. You need a SIM card to use GSM in Europe with a VZW phone. However, the GSM service will not work in N. America.
     
  13. sweettweets

    sweettweets New Member

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    If you dial #HOPE (4673) from any Verizon Wireless cell phone, it connects you directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

    I have used this code on an old phone without paid service, and it worked.

    A very good code to keep in mind for safety reasons. I haven't been able to call any toll free 800 numbers with that phone (doesn't go through), but the Verizon Hopeline code does go though and was such a blessing.

    -Tweety
     
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    Thank you so much for a great post! Most helpful! :)
     
  15. thecackster

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    good to know. I knew some but not all of these. the *228 is very useful.
     
  16. cindy79

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    Thanks for that i always forget and lose my books!! :)
     
  17. DeAnna030390

    DeAnna030390 New Member

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    what exactly do the *228 codes do??? i'm not sure what it means
     
  18. CihaPet

    CihaPet New Member

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    Regarding the *228 codes (*22880, *22899, *22800)...

    Is there a more verbose explanation of what these codes do and why one would use them over the standard *228 update alone?
     
  19. drw22

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    Do anybody know the code for the verizon samsung u350 prepaid minutes
     
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    Isn't there also a code to type in on a lot of phones to find the software info and warranty date info? I can't remember it... it was like #(six digits)*
     

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