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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by retrospective, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. retrospective

    retrospective Newbie
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    Would unblocking the 800 band with qxdm improve or help signal in any way :thinking:? Idk just a thought.

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  2. calitrippin

    calitrippin Well-Known Member

    Probably not because that band is Verizon, and I don't think sprint would allow the roaming, though it might work I don't know for sure
  3. GrandTheftBJJ

    GrandTheftBJJ Well-Known Member

    I though Sprint and Verizon share towers anyway... It couldn't hurt to try right? As long as you have a back up saved to restore to, or remember what the default settings were. Use the "Open Signal Maps" app from the market to test the signal, I'm curious of your findings.
  4. BradleyED

    BradleyED Newbie

    I think Sprint and Verizon share towers, but VM is only on Sprint owned towers.
  5. GrandTheftBJJ

    GrandTheftBJJ Well-Known Member

    not if you changed the PRL :D
  6. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    You won't authenticate to Verizon towers even if you change the PRL, it won't help you out.
  7. GrandTheftBJJ

    GrandTheftBJJ Well-Known Member

    I meant change it to a Spring PRL, but still wouldn't authenticate to the Verizon towers I guess. Hope I didn't seem snobby, was just a suggestion.
  8. retrospective

    retrospective Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well some guy that flashed his triumph to page plus was able to get on verizons network so maybe if you change the prl to another sprint one with a sprint number it may be posible to roam on verizons towers lol
  9. GrandTheftBJJ

    GrandTheftBJJ Well-Known Member

    happen to have a link? or know which PRL he used?
  10. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    flashing your phone to a different provider is a totally different issue, and I expect also Illegal.

    Also, while some sprint PRLs allow roaming to Verizon (and others) in certain areas, VM doesn't allow roaming at all... so no help there.

    I don't know about other areas, but in my location (South central NC) Sprint and Verizon do not share towers, as verified with OpenSignal.
  11. RolaAddict

    RolaAddict Android Enthusiast

    It's not illegal.Courts ruled that you can do whatever you want with YOUR phone but that the phone maker has the right to void your warranty if you alter your phone in any way(i.e. rooting,jailbreaking,flashing ect.).
  12. GrandTheftBJJ

    GrandTheftBJJ Well-Known Member

    So what is the point of PRL swapping? Just curious. I know MIUI has a setting to allow roaming, not sure about CM7 / 7.2; would these even get through if VM doesn't allow roaming period?
  13. RolaAddict

    RolaAddict Android Enthusiast

    I think you can data roam cause I have had the roam tab come up and had data but no calling.When I tried to make a call it said press 1 for collect call press 2 to use your credit card to make a call
  14. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    Now you got it...
    there really is no point to it, with a VM triumph...
    And I've swapped a lot of them.
  15. thangfish

    thangfish Android Expert

    Yeah, I've had that too... messing around with an Alltel prl.

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