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Roaming list update

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Rhett, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Rhett

    Rhett Guest

    Does updating your PRL change anything while you're in your home market-- or
    just when you're away?



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  2. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Guest

    PRLs are for your phone to seek the best carrier (in Verizon's eyes)
    in a priority order.

    When in a Verizon market, it will choose a Verizon system unless the
    signal strength goes to the point that it will search the PRL against
    the signals in your area to select one that's usable. It will search
    Extended Network first, then Roaming. If it can't find a carrier in
    the PRL, it will revert to your "Auto A" or "Auto B" (800 MHz cell
    bands) settings.

    So in short, no, it won't change anything in your home area, unless
    your phone tends to roam on another system (Extended Network).

    Now the question lies - as time goes on, VZW is removing and adding
    systems from the PRL. So your area may have an Extended Area backup,
    and maybe it won't. As time goes on, many VZW areas don't have a
    backup system (for example, Sprint is no longer in the PRL).

    For most people, it won't make any difference. But if your phone tends
    to roam in a fringe area, it may not anymore and you'll get reduced
    service.

    Dave




    On Mon, 02 Feb 2004 22:52:28 GMT, "Rhett"
    <rhett22NOSPAM@REMOVETHISmyway.com> wrote:

    >Does updating your PRL change anything while you're in your home market-- or
    >just when you're away?
    >
  3. Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<o4mt10pi5e8u51tb7nesfvtor1rr8l68ai@4ax.com>...
    > For most people, it won't make any difference. But if your phone tends
    > to roam in a fringe area, it may not anymore and you'll get reduced
    > service.
    >
    > Dave


    Or, if you tend to lose service, you could have a roaming partner added.

    *Michael Notforyou*

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