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General PRL Update 51082

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whipped99, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. whipped99

    whipped99 Newbie
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    I did a manual PRL update yesterday while rolling through Austin and appear to have been bumped from 51081 to 51082. Anyone else get an updated PRL recently?
     

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    Yup, updated mine a few days ago..
     
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    Just tried mine right now and it stayed the same.
     
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    Thanks, just tried it and it did update to the new prl!
     
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    Anyone know what the hell a PRL update actually is or better, what it does?
     
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    Same here...

     
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    Just did it again and it upgraded.
     
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    I think the PRL number should be 52082 not 51082
     
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    mine updated to 51082 after trying it twice.
     
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    This number sucks makes me lose some service
     
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    That's highly possible. Having the latest PRL on your phone isn't always beneficial - especially if you're in an area with fringe Sprint coverage and you're constantly roaming.

    As the link edlex provided states, the PRL is the "Preferred Roaming List" - which means that it tells your phone which non-Sprint cell towers owned by other carriers Sprint has entered agreements to allow its subscribers to "roam" on. Although additional towers are ADDED to these lists, towers are also REMOVED from them, after roaming agreements expire/terminate.

    A while ago, someone provided a link to a website that listed what each PRL did (add or subtract towers). If someone has it, please post it up.

    In any event, if you're already happy with your existing coverage and it includes roaming, I wouldn't be so quick to UPDATE your PRL. Although there is a chance it may IMPROVE your coverage, there's also a chance that it may make it WORSE.
     
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    The phone will update itself eventually anyhow, correct? You can run, but you can't hide...
     

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