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    Signal Issue's ?

    I have a buddy who has a flip phone i think its a Razor from the same carrier
    Telus and when he is at my house he has unbeliveable reception where as I have the 9530 and I do not get signal, is there something i'm missing?




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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcards View Post
    I have a buddy who has a flip phone i think its a Razor from the same carrier
    Telus and when he is at my house he has unbeliveable reception where as I have the 9530 and I do not get signal, is there something i'm missing?

    Possibly the difference in the hardware design. dont be mad, be happy
    The Storm is light years ahead of the razor!

    I will look into it and see if that is the case

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    ok thx

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    Just throwin this out there but could it have anything to do WiFi saturation in your neighbourhood?

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    Actually as a former sales man lol. THe motorla branded phones(and I dont remember the tech stuff so be easy on me) have a slightly different style signal reciever than any other phone. The batteries on them die much quicker because of this but they actually seem to 'reach' for signal where other phones recieve it. you could always try updating your PRL's

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    I went from a Telus Motorola Razr to a Telus BlackBerry Storm and found that I get pretty much the exact same reception with both devices. Sometimes my Storm is a hint better (e.g. in the basement of my work building) while sometimes it's a hint worse (e.g. in the elevator of my condo). But generally speaking, I've found that the Storm has been pretty solid.

    My suggestion? If you're with Telus, call *22803. Key in 1 for English, then 2 to update your phone's roaming lists. This will update the PRL software on the phone. The phone will confirm a successful download and then hang up on it's own after beeping 3-4 times in quick succession. I usually follow up OS updates with this and it drastically helps. This should help out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krypto View Post
    My suggestion? If you're with Telus, call *22803. Key in 1 for English, then 2 to update your phone's roaming lists. This will update the PRL software on the phone. The phone will confirm a successful download and then hang up on it's own after beeping 3-4 times in quick succession. I usually follow up OS updates with this and it drastically helps. This should help out!
    Hello Krypto,
    Nice to see you here at BBOS. Welcome in.

    I've got a question that may/may not have been discussed already. With VZW, updating the PRL is completed by *22899. As far as I know, this is across the entire VZW network. The instructional that you posted, is that relative for the entire Telus network as well?

    If it is, I find that very informative and would like to say thanks. Hope you continue to add to the forums here.

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    I just tried *22899 and received an invalid entry from the automated system then pressed 2 and my roaming capabilies were updated so looks like Krypto is right. I'm on VZW in south florida.
    When in doubt, pull the battery out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm5150 View Post
    I just tried *22899 and received an invalid entry from the automated system then pressed 2 and my roaming capabilies were updated so looks like Krypto is right. I'm on VZW in south florida.
    when you do *22899 and press send you dont press anything else. if you call *228 you wait for the automated system and press 2, and that is how vzw does it. Krypto was talking about how telus does this

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    when you do *22899 and press send you dont press anything else. if you call *228 you wait for the automated system and press 2, and that is how vzw does it. Krypto was talking about how telus does this
    aww, gotcha. I'll have to give that a try. I missed the typing the entire series of numbers before sending. too much blood in my alcohol stream I guess :laugh2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm5150 View Post
    aww, gotcha. I'll have to give that a try. I missed the typing the entire series of numbers before sending. too much blood in my alcohol stream I guess :laugh2:
    nice I know the feeling some days

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    Wirelessly posted

    Hey, yeah I'll continue to lurk around here... Had lurked for a while and finally decided to join.

    And yup, Telus is *22803 while Verizon is *228. I'm not sure about some of the others but it isn't hard to find the numbers for most carriers.

    Note: its also a good idea to do this before leaving the country as it'll ensure your phone has the most up to date roaming lists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krypto View Post
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    Hey, yeah I'll continue to lurk around here... Had lurked for a while and finally decided to join.

    And yup, Telus is *22803 while Verizon is *228. I'm not sure about some of the others but it isn't hard to find the numbers for most carriers.

    Note: its also a good idea to do this before leaving the country as it'll ensure your phone has the most up to date roaming lists.
    Does anyone know how to do this on Bell Mobility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acme anvil View Post
    Does anyone know how to do this on Bell Mobility?
    Have you tried either of the two mentioned in this thread?

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    No I haven't. Wasn't sure if this would cause any problems or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acme anvil View Post
    No I haven't. Wasn't sure if this would cause any problems or not.
    nope, it just tells you your an idiot in that lovely 1912 operator voice. :laugh2:
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    Tried it (the Telus number) and had a pop up on my screen saying 'Activation is Unsuccessful'
    Last edited by acme anvil; 07-18-2009 at 07:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acme anvil View Post
    Tried it (the Telus number) and had a pop up on my screen saying 'Activation is Unsuccessful'

    Hello acme.
    Sorry to hear that. Let me see what I can get for you on those PRL update numbers for you. If I can't find them I'm sure we'll find it. Just had a thought. Have you called your carrier and asked someone in the tech support group for a number that will update your PRL. That may be a good start.

    Hang tight.

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    I haven't tried going thru my carrier yet. I thought there might be an OTA option but the more I read, it appears to me that it is not available thru Bell.

    If I am wrong I'd appreciate knowing how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acme anvil View Post
    I haven't tried going thru my carrier yet. I thought there might be an OTA option but the more I read, it appears to me that it is not available thru Bell.

    If I am wrong I'd appreciate knowing how to do it.
    They might be able to tell you what the OTA number is. I've searched around and haven't come up with a number specifically for Bell.

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