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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BudDroid, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. BudDroid

    BudDroid Well-Known Member
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    My cell carrier must have either failed or shut down my local tower. Yesterday AM I had a call drop. Since then, I can't make or receive calls. Once in a while my phone will roam, but then it quickly slips back into trying to use the network.

    I haven't been able to find a setting to force roaming.

    Ideas, anyone?

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  2. Stevie D

    Stevie D Member

    Have you tried doing the Sprint System Updates? Updating the Profile and PRL might help.
  3. BudDroid

    BudDroid Well-Known Member
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    Not yet. I need to get in the car and drive somewhere that I can get service first. Can't do from home, which is where the service is down.
  4. BudDroid

    BudDroid Well-Known Member
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    Drove to a spot about 5 miles away yesterday, where I got 5 bars and 3G. I updated the profile and PRL on both phones - mine and my wife's. Sad to say, it didn't help any. Still no service at home.

    Back to the original question - anyone know a good solution to force roaming?
  5. BudDroid

    BudDroid Well-Known Member
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    After some forum searching, I found the Roam Override widget on Google Play. Wonder of wonders, it was actually written specifically for the Optimus S. It lets you cycle between home carrier (Sprint for me) only, automatic roaming (the way the phone normally works), and always roam. It's working well so far. I've forced roaming and now can successfully make and receive calls and send and receive texts. Haven't tried data, but there's not really any need, since I'm connected to my home wireless router for internet access.

    Calling Sprint every couple of days now to try to escalate a fix. I get 5 bars once I'm about 4 or 5 miles from the house, but nothing at home. I've lived here about 10 years and always had a good signal, so I'm still convinced it's a network problem, not just an ongoing lack of coverage.

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The LG Optimus One release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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