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Breaking Metro Terms Because of PRL? Proper PRL for Portland, OR / Greater Pacific Northwest Area?

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by maskedpillager, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. maskedpillager

    Thread Starter

    I recently received this warning text from Metro PCS on my CDMA smartphone (sorry -- I actually use a Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 but this is the most relevant forum for what I believe to be a Metro PRL issue):

    They continue with another text:

    I don't know if they're going to disable my service or not, but I'd like to not be breaking their terms if possible. Does anyone know what PRL I should use for CDMA smartphone in Portland, OR? I'm currently using 3032, which I have to re-apply to my phone sometimes when it downloads a new PRL (data stops working when that happens).

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  2. Blackflag4

    Blackflag4 Well-Known Member

    So basically you are using the Metro PCS PRL for a Verizon phone? Maybe the problem is that they do not authorize the use of Metro PRL's on the Verizon network in your location, or the terms between Metro and Verizon have changed since your first use of the list you mention. Forcing it may have triggered a flag which triggers the message you are getting.
  3. maskedpillager

    Thread Starter

    This Verizon iPhone 4 is fully flashed to MetroPCS with some advanced software called CDMA Tool (cdmatool.com) so it's 100% working. I'm just wondering how to resolve the issue of breaking Metro's terms by going "off net."

    I now understand (from reading this forum) that Metro is shutting down their CDMA network so I'm guessing this has something to do with my issue. Oh well, a good excuse to buy a shiny new GSM smartphone. Maybe I'll try using a newer PRL first, although last time I tried to go beyond 3032, my data stopped working.
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    None of Oregon has native MetroPCS CDMA coverage. Its all Sprint roaming that metro gives for free as long as you're not roaming on it for too long then they'll end up cancelling your service for too much off net (non native) usage.

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