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verizon tower command

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by TiJ, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. TiJ

    TiJ Guest

    i was once told the command that connects you to the nearest cell
    tower by a verizon tech guy when i was on the phone one day. I had it
    stored in my phone in a speed dial, but when it broke, i lost the
    number. Would anyone happen to know this command so that i can stop
    losing my signal?

    Thank you

    -TiJ
     



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  2. Hopper

    Hopper Guest

    "TiJ" <mentadent9@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87a72b86.0311161234.2daf81c@posting.google.com...
    > i was once told the command that connects you to the nearest cell
    > tower by a verizon tech guy when i was on the phone one day. I had it
    > stored in my phone in a speed dial, but when it broke, i lost the
    > number. Would anyone happen to know this command so that i can stop
    > losing my signal?
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > -TiJ


    You phone does this automatically. It's possible that what this person told
    you was a placebo. There's no such "better reception" code.

    Hopper
     
  3. KWA

    KWA Guest

    Maybe you are talking about the *228 command? That is the number you can
    dial to get the latest network update on your phone. Dial *228 then do
    option 2. Listen to the prompts and it should be pretty easy to do.


    "TiJ" <mentadent9@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87a72b86.0311161234.2daf81c@posting.google.com...
    > i was once told the command that connects you to the nearest cell
    > tower by a verizon tech guy when i was on the phone one day. I had it
    > stored in my phone in a speed dial, but when it broke, i lost the
    > number. Would anyone happen to know this command so that i can stop
    > losing my signal?
    >
    > Thank you
    >
    > -TiJ
     
  4. KWA <karnold@spammmcolumbus.rr.com> wrote:
    > Maybe you are talking about the *228 command? That is the number you can
    > dial to get the latest network update on your phone. Dial *228 then do
    > option 2. Listen to the prompts and it should be pretty easy to do.


    But that just updates the list of cellular networks where your phone
    can roam. I don't give a rat's patootie what Customer Service says - it
    won't do anything for coverage problems. (Although they'll insist that you
    try a PRL update anyhow.)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * sjsobol@JustThe.net
     
  5. "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message =
    news:ccGdnd3DYpbouCWiRVn-tg@lmi.net...
    > KWA <karnold@spammmcolumbus.rr.com> wrote:
    > > Maybe you are talking about the *228 command? That is the number =

    you can
    > > dial to get the latest network update on your phone. Dial *228 then =

    do
    > > option 2. Listen to the prompts and it should be pretty easy to do.

    >=20
    > But that just updates the list of cellular networks where your phone
    > can roam. I don't give a rat's patootie what Customer Service says - =

    it
    > won't do anything for coverage problems. (Although they'll insist that =

    you
    > try a PRL update anyhow.)
    >=20
    > --=20


    Maybe he meant the 611 code to register into the system.
    Power off/on does the equivalent.
    ---JRC---
     
  6. MD

    MD Guest

    > > number. Would anyone happen to know this command so that i can stop
    > > losing my signal?
    > >


    > You phone does this automatically. It's possible that what this person told
    > you was a placebo. There's no such "better reception" code.
    >
    > Hopper


    Maybe the tech person meant *228 for a PRL upgrade? Maybe he was
    talking about the *18 follow-me roaming? Either one may help.
     
  7. TiJ

    TiJ Guest

    it was actually *18. i was unaware that it was followme roaming
    though. thank you for your help
     
  8. KWA

    KWA Guest

    Just what does *18 do? That is a new one for me.

    "TiJ" <mentadent9@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87a72b86.0311170536.6f0977c5@posting.google.com...
    > it was actually *18. i was unaware that it was followme roaming
    > though. thank you for your help
     
  9. KWA

    KWA Guest

    What does *18 do? That is a new one on me.


    "TiJ" <mentadent9@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:87a72b86.0311170536.6f0977c5@posting.google.com...
    > it was actually *18. i was unaware that it was followme roaming
    > though. thank you for your help
     
  10. Steve,
    *288 is in fact a very powerful command! Just ask anyone who answered
    611.
    It will fix battery life problems, lost phones will return to your
    pocket,, reception will improve, billing will be fixed and it will
    unlock you car. In some instances, according to local urban legends,
    it will turn a toy phone into a real man's 3 w analog if you are in
    Charlestown SC.

    On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 19:33:41 -0600, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >KWA <karnold@spammmcolumbus.rr.com> wrote:
    >> Maybe you are talking about the *228 command? That is the number you can
    >> dial to get the latest network update on your phone. Dial *228 then do
    >> option 2. Listen to the prompts and it should be pretty easy to do.

    >
    >But that just updates the list of cellular networks where your phone
    >can roam. I don't give a rat's patootie what Customer Service says - it
    >won't do anything for coverage problems. (Although they'll insist that you
    >try a PRL update anyhow.)
     
  11. slim stick man <black4hole2003@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Steve,
    > *288 is in fact a very powerful command! Just ask anyone who answered
    > 611.


    No thanks, I know what it actually does. :>

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * sjsobol@JustThe.net
     
  12. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Wow! That's Awesome, but ... How do you dial *228 on your lost phone, in
    order to retrieve it?

    -Jeff

    "slim stick man" <black4hole2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:kfrirvg66p6095ohnsiuj29hkomguftblv@4ax.com...
    > Steve,
    > *288 is in fact a very powerful command! Just ask anyone who answered
    > 611.
    > It will fix battery life problems, lost phones will return to your
    > pocket,, reception will improve, billing will be fixed and it will
    > unlock you car. In some instances, according to local urban legends,
    > it will turn a toy phone into a real man's 3 w analog if you are in
    > Charlestown SC.
     
  13. Geoff Brozny

    Geoff Brozny Guest

    "Jeff" <jeff_phil-NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:vrjefdskpsfjf2@corp.supernews.com...
    > Wow! That's Awesome, but ... How do you dial *228 on your lost phone, in
    > order to retrieve it?



    you use your TV remote control instead, and your phone comes right back to
    you.

    geoff
     
  14. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 00:45:23 GMT, "KWA" <junkmail@junkmail.com> posted
    in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Just what does *18 do? That is a new one for me.


    Registers your phone with the nearest tower. So it does nothing
    unless the system has lost you. (Turning the phone on does the same
    thing.)
     
  15. Squirrel

    Squirrel Guest

    "Hopper" <crapfromusenet@meetmyattorney.com> wrote in message news:<gjRtb.217412$Fm2.211640@attbi_s04>...
    > "TiJ" <mentadent9@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:87a72b86.0311161234.2daf81c@posting.google.com...
    > > i was once told the command that connects you to the nearest cell
    > > tower by a verizon tech guy when i was on the phone one day. I had it
    > > stored in my phone in a speed dial, but when it broke, i lost the
    > > number. Would anyone happen to know this command so that i can stop
    > > losing my signal?
    > >
    > > Thank you
    > >
    > > -TiJ

    >
    > You phone does this automatically. It's possible that what this person told
    > you was a placebo. There's no such "better reception" code.
    >
    > Hopper


    There is nothing the mobile phone can do (to pick the acutal cell
    site), the cellular network decides what cell site to use. When you
    place a call, the phone talk to the nearest site, then the network
    decides and commands the phone as to which site to use (based on
    reception, cell site loading, etc).

    SM
     

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