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 > Verizon Wireless Users - update your roaming, new PRL released 2/21/05

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Pushin40

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Posted: 03/13/05 08:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A PRL is a Prefered Roaming List. It is programming in a phone that is used to decide which towers you are able to use and if that tower is considered part of the "Verizon Wireless" family, an "Extended Network" tower, or a "Roaming" tower.

You ability to use another carrier's tower (roaming), when away from a Verizon tower is also impacted by the PRL.

Often when new towers are added, you might not be able to use them if you don't update your PRL.

A new PRL was released on 2/21/05.

To update your phone to the latest PRL, dial *228, then option 2. The call is airtime free and doesn't cost anything. Follow the instructions and wait untl it reports success.

It has to be done while in Verizon Wireless coverage (most phones will say "Verizon Wireless" on them as opposed to "Extended Network" or "Roaming").

If you a techie and want more info on PRLs, try this site.

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Posted: 03/13/05 08:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WE do this on a regular bases as wew travel.


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Posted: 03/13/05 08:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanx for the heads-up. That's one of those things in our everyday lives that gets lost in the minutiae. And then we wonder... "What's the problem?" I appreciate the reminder.


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Posted: 03/13/05 09:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad you brought this up. Verizon suggests you should do this every month as the roaming areas change and update consyanyly.


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Posted: 03/13/05 02:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This new PRL has corrected a problem area for Verizon. The UP of Michigan is now included in the AC I plan and the AC II plan. They have placed Alltel at the top of the PRL list for that area. This is something I've been waiting for since we spend time in Sault Ste Marie each summer.


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Posted: 03/13/05 03:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Pushin 40, I always forget to do this thanks for the reminder!


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Posted: 03/14/05 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the help. It is so nice to get help when you aren't really smart enough to know that you need it. Thanks again!


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Posted: 03/15/05 07:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the reminder-I lost my update notes.


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