1. nedqadams's Avatar
    Was having drop call issues with the Storm 9530 and VZW said new one issued on March 14th, 2010. Seems better for the all of 5 minutes I've had it.
    03-25-10 03:48 PM
  2. Kemotaha's Avatar
    Nice, PRL updates are great for those types of issues.
    03-25-10 04:17 PM
  3. otacon#AC's Avatar
    Updated my Tour to #51831
    03-25-10 10:39 PM
  4. californiablackberry's Avatar
    If I may ask, what exactly is a 'PRL'?
    03-25-10 10:44 PM
  5. otacon#AC's Avatar
    If I may ask, what exactly is a 'PRL'?

    From phonescoop.com

    PRL
    (Preferred Roaming List)

    The PRL is a list of information that resides in the memory of a digital phone. It lists the frequency bands the phone can use in various parts of the country. (The smaller bands within Cellular or PCS, technically called blocks.)

    The part of the list for each area is ordered by the bands the phone should try to use first. Therefore it's a kind of priority list for which towers the phone should use.

    For example, say you had a Sprint PCS phone, and were travelling in an area with no Sprint coverage, weak Verizon coverage, and strong Qwest coverage. The PRL would tell the phone to look for towers using Sprint's band for that area. Finding none, it might tell the phone to search for towers in Verizon's band next, perhaps because Sprint's roaming agreement with Qwest was not as favorable, or none existed. The phone would use Verizon's towers, as dictated by the PRL, even though Qwest might provide a better signal.

    Since a PRL tells the phone "where" to search for a signal, as carrier networks change over time, an updated PRL may be required for a phone to "see" all of the coverage that it should.



    To check your PRL dial: #4357* and push DIAL/SEND

    Instructions for updating your PRL:

    Power on your phone within any Verizon Wireless digital service area.
    Dial *228 and then press SEND (this call is airtime free).
    When prompted, press option 2 to update your phone's roaming capabilities
    (the update may take up to 2 minutes).
    Once completed, a confirmation message will appear to inform you that your phone has been re-programmed with the new PRL.



    Just wanted to cover all the bases..lol Always good to keep your PRL updated on your BB and if you have a datacard like I do.
    03-25-10 10:58 PM
  6. pshift's Avatar
    Updated to #51827. Did not know about the phonescoop info. Thanks.
    03-26-10 11:20 AM
  7. dave3825us's Avatar
    From phonescoop.com

    To check your PRL dial: #4357* and push DIAL/SEND
    I am getting a your call cant be completed when trying this
    04-28-10 04:15 AM
  8. nedqadams's Avatar
    I am getting a your call cant be completed when trying this
    Make sure you're actually typing that in and not mixing up the "*" and "#" because that will give you "call can't be completed."
    04-28-10 11:09 AM
  9. dave3825us's Avatar
    I am definitely doing #4357 call and its making a call
    04-28-10 11:35 PM
  10. nedqadams's Avatar
    I am definitely doing #4357 call and its making a call
    Don't forget the * at the end. #4357*

    If that doesn't work then I don't know.
    04-28-10 11:39 PM
  11. racergal84's Avatar
    Mine is updated to 40062 for 8330. Ever since I updated it though, my memory is a lost cause. I had the hour glass and finally managed to check it, 4700535. Wtf?!? Feel like I own a pearl again

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-29-10 07:58 AM
  12. dave3825us's Avatar
    Don't forget the * at the end. #4357*

    If that doesn't work then I don't know.

    Awesome I did not see the * on the end

    Mine shows 51827. Did that not come out when this thread started on 03-25-2010 ? Should it be higher?
    04-29-10 09:22 PM
  13. flexor's Avatar
    checked mine it showed 51827 then did the *228 opt 2 now it shows PRL:51866
    Last edited by flexor; 04-30-10 at 12:43 AM.
    04-30-10 12:40 AM
  14. andreyua's Avatar
    Just upgraded from 51831 to 51866.

    Thanks for the info guys!
    04-30-10 07:29 AM
  15. Kimo91's Avatar
    mine is 65120
    04-30-10 08:22 AM
  16. rayman21186's Avatar
    Woot! Got 51866 on my 8530 now!
    04-30-10 05:53 PM
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