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Verizon Phone codes???

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by FELIX, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. FELIX

    FELIX Guest

    Beside *228 to update and program your phone, And *18 to get a
    stronger signal from a tower. What other codes does Verizon have that
    can improve your cell phone service. Anyone know anymore than the two
    I listed?

    Thanks in advance
     



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  2. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Is *18 true and if so how does it work?

    "FELIX" <EENYC1@AOL.COM> wrote in message
    news:87e0800a.0310161316.2179e1cf@posting.google.com...
    > Beside *228 to update and program your phone, And *18 to get a
    > stronger signal from a tower. What other codes does Verizon have that
    > can improve your cell phone service. Anyone know anymore than the two
    > I listed?
    >
    > Thanks in advance
     
  3. Mark Allread

    Mark Allread Guest

    On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 21:33:30 GMT, Richard <rick@hotmail.com> wrote:


    > "FELIX" <EENYC1@AOL.COM> wrote in message
    > news:87e0800a.0310161316.2179e1cf@posting.google.com...
    >> Beside *228 to update and program your phone, And *18 to get a
    >> stronger signal from a tower. What other codes does Verizon have that
    >> can improve your cell phone service. Anyone know anymore than the two
    >> I listed?

    >
    > Is *18 true and if so how does it work?


    No, it isn't. *18 turns on "Follow me roaming," or at least it did
    when cell nets were less sophisticated than they are today. *19 was/is
    used to turn it off.

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...signal&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&scoring=d%
    26selm%3DPMMQa.998%2524C71.897%2540fe01.atl2.webusenet.com%26rnum%3D3

    or in shorter form: http://makeashorterlink.com/?G19613D36

    --
    Mark
     
  4. penael

    penael Guest

    > >
    > > Is *18 true and if so how does it work?

    >

    It still works today. Basically if your phone doesn't receive or make
    phone calls since you left your calling area, you can dial *18, and
    presto, you're back on the network. It kinda flags your phones'
    location to the network.
    I've seen phones make but not receive calls until this is done.
    I've seen phones receive data, but no calls until this is done.
    Mostly people from out of town.
    If your phone already works, dialing the 'follow me roaming' isn't going
    to help anything.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  5. p lane

    p lane Guest

    yeah it works, but so does any other call made to anywhere, such as 611
    will too.

    prom_thus@yahoo.com (penael ) wrote in article
    <vou5ekqmtd2j6a@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > >
    > > > Is *18 true and if so how does it work?

    > >

    > It still works today. Basically if your phone doesn't receive or make
    > phone calls since you left your calling area, you can dial *18, and
    > presto, you're back on the network. It kinda flags your phones'
    > location to the network.
    > I've seen phones make but not receive calls until this is done.
    > I've seen phones receive data, but no calls until this is done.
    > Mostly people from out of town.
    > If your phone already works, dialing the 'follow me roaming' isn't going
    > to help anything.
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  6. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 16 Oct 2003 14:16:18 -0700, EENYC1@AOL.COM (FELIX) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Beside *228 to update and program your phone, And *18 to get a
    >stronger signal from a tower


    Nope - *18 forces your phone to register with the tower. If you're
    registered it doesn't change anything. (It's actually "follow-me
    roaming".)
     
  7. David L

    David L Guest

    *18 is special. I had to call *18 to start receiving calls in
    Yosemite, while roaming on Golden State Cellular analog, even after
    making numerous outgoing calls.

    It's also turned out to be VERY handy keeping another working phone
    handy (ATT prepaid). Testing incomming call capability and ringing my
    Verizon phone, which I had dropped in tall grass off trail, are just a
    couple of uses!

    -
    David


    planenospam@usa.com (p lane) wrote in message news:<vou7cbiteetv5b@corp.supernews.com>...
    > yeah it works, but so does any other call made to anywhere, such as 611
    > will too.
    >
    > prom_thus@yahoo.com (penael ) wrote in article
    > <vou5ekqmtd2j6a@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > > >
    > > > > Is *18 true and if so how does it work?
    > > >

    > > It still works today. Basically if your phone doesn't receive or make
    > > phone calls since you left your calling area, you can dial *18, and
    > > presto, you're back on the network. It kinda flags your phones'
    > > location to the network.
    > > I've seen phones make but not receive calls until this is done.
    > > I've seen phones receive data, but no calls until this is done.
    > > Mostly people from out of town.
    > > If your phone already works, dialing the 'follow me roaming' isn't going
    > > to help anything.
    > >
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  8. David L

    David L Guest

    EENYC1@AOL.COM (FELIX) wrote in message news:<87e0800a.0310161316.2179e1cf@posting.google.com>...
    > Beside *228 to update and program your phone, And *18 to get a
    > stronger signal from a tower. What other codes does Verizon have that
    > can improve your cell phone service. Anyone know anymore than the two
    > I listed?
    >
    > Thanks in advance




    *350 is reported to provide the same network registration function as
    *18, except for a few areas where Verizon is the "A side" carrier
    instead of the usual "B side" carrier.

    Learning to switch "systems" or "networks settings" between A and B,
    under certain conditions, while roaming, use to give more chances of
    calling out.
    Might still provide the abiliy to make a credit card call in a pinch,
    if there's no roaming partner available.

    It's also a good idea to keep Verizons 800 number to use from a pay
    phone, in case there are network/handset/whatever problems.

    -
    David
     
  9. FELIX

    FELIX Guest

    *350 is reported to provide the same network registration function as
    > *18, except for a few areas where Verizon is the "A side" carrier
    > instead of the usual "B side" carrier.
    >
    > Learning to switch "systems" or "networks settings" between A and B,
    > under certain conditions, while roaming, use to give more chances of
    > calling out.
    > Might still provide the abiliy to make a credit card call in a pinch,
    > if there's no roaming partner available.
    >
    > It's also a good idea to keep Verizons 800 number to use from a pay
    > phone, in case there are network/handset/whatever problems.
    >
    > -
    > David



    But beside the 2 codes *18 and *228, Are there any other codes that
    might be used to improve service When service might not be at it's
    best ???
     
  10. Quick

    Quick Guest

    "FELIX" <EENYC1@AOL.COM> wrote
    > But beside the 2 codes *18 and *228, Are there any other codes that
    > might be used to improve service When service might not be at it's
    > best ???


    Your last sentence "When service might not be at it's best" gives
    the impression that you are looking for codes that improve signal
    or physical layer connection. There are no codes for the above.
    With configuration on your phone you can do things like force
    it to analog (if you have a tri mode phone), force it to use a
    different provider's signal that may be present, etc. But there
    are no codes for this either.

    -Quick
     
  11. KP

    KP Guest

    Is there any way to know if you cannot receive incoming calls other
    than having someone dial your phone? My phone is set to automatic a
    network, does that mean i have to dial *350 instead? Does this apply
    in home analog? Extended network too or only roaming?
     
  12. Hopper

    Hopper Guest

    "KP" <KyleDP123@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:66893a6c.0310181843.66360a1f@posting.google.com...
    > Is there any way to know if you cannot receive incoming calls other
    > than having someone dial your phone? My phone is set to automatic a
    > network, does that mean i have to dial *350 instead? Does this apply
    > in home analog? Extended network too or only roaming?


    No, there is no way of knowing.

    The business with the * codes isn't something to worry much about. If you
    have the phone setup the way you've described, don't bother with the rest as
    in the end, it's more trouble than it's worth.
     
  13. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 18 Oct 2003 19:43:37 -0700, KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Is there any way to know if you cannot receive incoming calls other
    >than having someone dial your phone? My phone is set to automatic a
    >network, does that mean i have to dial *350 instead? Does this apply
    >in home analog? Extended network too or only roaming?


    *18 and *350 depend on the SID where you are, not your home SID.
    Anywhere, even in your home, native Verizon, area. It just tells the
    network to send all calls to you.
     
  14. John

    John Guest

    A dumb question, I'm sure-- but instead of sending the calls to WHOM if not
    to you?? What are the reasons one should need to dial *350?? If I am driving
    from NYC to Knoxville, for instance, is there anything I need to do to
    ensure that people calling me actually get through?

    Many thanks,
    John


    "Al Klein" <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in message
    news:dt96pv4ihdinb9fkaaskl9qdjl53ddld1c@Pern.rk...
    > On 18 Oct 2003 19:43:37 -0700, KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) posted in
    > alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    > >Is there any way to know if you cannot receive incoming calls other
    > >than having someone dial your phone? My phone is set to automatic a
    > >network, does that mean i have to dial *350 instead? Does this apply
    > >in home analog? Extended network too or only roaming?

    >
    > *18 and *350 depend on the SID where you are, not your home SID.
    > Anywhere, even in your home, native Verizon, area. It just tells the
    > network to send all calls to you.
     
  15. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 17:50:19 -0400, "John" <jrwilley@voicenet.com>
    posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >A dumb question, I'm sure-- but instead of sending the calls to WHOM if not
    >to you??


    Instead of dumping them to voice mail.

    Back in the day you paid a daily fee for roaming. If you didn't want
    to pay that fee, you didn't turn on follow-me-roaming. If you wanted
    to get a call on a particular day, or just make some outgoing calls on
    a particular day, that saved you money.

    Now, with no roaming charge (as long as you're on your carrier's
    system), there's no need to tell the system to forward your calls to
    you, but the number does still register your phone.

    >What are the reasons one should need to dial *350?? If I am driving
    >from NYC to Knoxville, for instance, is there anything I need to do to
    >ensure that people calling me actually get through?


    Usually not. If you leave the phone on for hours, you may leave an
    area and the system won't know, so your calls will go to voice mail
    even though your phone is on. I usually use *18 every time I stop for
    gas or food. It's free, and it assures that the system knows where I
    am.

    The difference between *18 and *350 is Verizon being on the B side
    (18) and Verizon being on the A side (350) in that area.
     
  16. diane

    diane Guest

    List of Verizon * numbers to activate options
     
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  17. Smithd342

    Smithd342 Guest

     

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