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  1. RCW5's Avatar
    Does anyone here bother doing the *228 option and if so how often?
    03-12-08 05:17 PM
  2. djzidek's Avatar
    sometimes, but not often
    03-12-08 05:41 PM
  3. rod407's Avatar
    I only did it twice since I got my bb 3 months ago.
    03-12-08 05:45 PM
  4. siha's Avatar
    What exactly does *228 do?
    03-12-08 06:19 PM
  5. cant live witout my bb's Avatar
    I use *228 atleast once a month. Its supposed to update your roaming capabilities and connect you to the closest cell towers.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-12-08 06:23 PM
  6. TRMN8R's Avatar
    x2 on that: (directly from VZW)

    enhance roaming
    *228 press send
    pick opt 2
    updates phone (don't know if that applies to BB, Smartphones, etc) Maybe someone else can clarify?
    03-12-08 06:36 PM
  7. cant live witout my bb's Avatar
    Yes
    TRMN8R, it works on bbs. Works very well on mine, my signal is stronger after I update my phone also.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-12-08 06:46 PM
  8. Furf's Avatar
    yes I do. I do the *228 every month or so just mainly since there are so many new towers going up in this area. Let alone in maine in the past year there have been over 175 new towers up.
    03-13-08 07:27 AM
  9. hal737's Avatar
    i only do it when someone reminds me...

    i always forget about it. soooo thanks for reminding me!
    03-13-08 07:37 AM
  10. lush242000's Avatar
    I thought that was only for Verizon customers?
    03-13-08 09:12 AM
  11. fonebrkr's Avatar
    I do It once a month and whenever I go to a new area for any amount of time. option 2 updates the roaming file in your phone. If the vzw file hasn't changed it just overwrites the same file.

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    03-13-08 09:19 AM
  12. hal737's Avatar
    I thought that was only for Verizon customers?
    it is for Verizon customers...and this thread is posted in the Verizon section silly...

    i'm not sure what they have for AT&T
    03-13-08 09:20 AM
  13. SK1's Avatar
    03-13-08 10:07 AM
  14. VZWBBnewb's Avatar
    I don't tend to use *228 unless I suddenly find the connection/reception to my BB/phone has changed dramatically in areas where I know I tend to get service.

    The reason is that while *228 can update you to some towers, you can lose strength from others. So, I'm of the belief, "If it's not broke, don't fix it."
    03-13-08 12:10 PM
  15. Jake_85's Avatar
    *22899 is best way to update your BBs.
    03-14-08 02:59 AM
  16. Apollo_Creed's Avatar
    I do it once a week. Never had any problems with my berry.

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    03-14-08 03:06 AM
  17. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    It's important to realize that there's 2 options when you just dial *228. One option just updates the PRL and the other one updates the PRL as well as reprogram the phone with certain capabilities/provisioning. If you just dial *22899 automatically does the second option to program the phone and update the PRL without having to deal with the prompts.
    03-14-08 06:42 PM
  18. salimar's Avatar
    what does *22899 do different?
    03-14-08 06:58 PM
  19. salimar's Avatar
    nm i see now
    03-14-08 06:59 PM
  20. cate's Avatar
    i do it once a month & it helps out a lot.
    03-15-08 02:39 AM
  21. TRMN8R's Avatar
    It's important to realize that there's 2 options when you just dial *228. One option just updates the PRL and the other one updates the PRL as well as reprogram the phone with certain capabilities/provisioning. If you just dial *22899 automatically does the second option to program the phone and update the PRL without having to deal with the prompts.
    Good to know, thx!
    03-15-08 06:37 AM
  22. baldheadjim's Avatar
    Yes
    TRMN8R, it works on bbs. Works very well on mine, my signal is stronger after I update my phone also.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Has it ever had a negative effect on service?
    04-30-08 02:43 PM
  23. skibs24's Avatar
    I know this is in Verizon, but someone said they thought this was just for Verizon. I have Alltel, and we also call *228 to update our towers.

    I will update like 1-2 x month. I usually do it when I notice I'm dropping a call where I usually don't or it's taking awhile to dial out. I find it helps.
    04-30-08 02:54 PM
  24. John Yester's Avatar
    lol .228 is verizon answer to allot of things.......
    04-30-08 03:15 PM
  25. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    All CDMA carriers in the US should be able to use *228, but the options after that *228xx is not always the same on the code.
    04-30-08 03:44 PM
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