Can anybody confirm this?
I just had a buddy call me and tell me to remove the SIM card from my Tour. He said that he was told that even if you have the network setting on 1XEV only, and if the SIM card was inserted it would still try to look for a GSM signal in the background when the CDMA signal got weak. I guess because of this the battery life is greatly reduced. He also said to dial *22899 to update your PRL after SIM is removed. Now he claims that after he did this he has better signal strength, and is able to make calls in places he was never able to before. Has anybody else heard of this, or does it even sound like it could be plausible? I would guess in theory it would work on Verizon Storms as well, because they also have SIM's.