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General Update PRL?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SamXp, Jan 11, 2012.

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What is your PRL?

  1. 15088

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  2. 15098

    71.1%
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  1. SamXp

    SamXp Android Enthusiast
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    A coworker just bought a Rezound and has been getting really great battery life. Over 24hours with 40% remaining (with light usage, he is new to Android). This blows my mind because I've forgotten to unplug my phone overnight and saw it run down 5% an hour with the screen off.

    I checked to see if they snuck a software update but he is running the same 1.02.605.6 as I. But my PRL is 15088 and his is 15098.
    How do you update PRL?

    Also, what is your PRL?
     

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    That's not applicable for 4G phones.
     
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    On 4g device the PRL is updated through the Sim Card. PRL updates are automatically pushed to your phone. The only way to manually update your PRL is to go to verizon and request a new sim card. That sim card will most likely have the updated PRL. DO NOT update your phone via *228. That only works for non sim card phones and can ruin your sim card.

    This is just speculation, but I read that by removing your sim card and reinserting it forces a PRL update. I haven't tried this.

    EDIT: tried removing and reinserting and it didn't update.
     
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    That is definitely speculation. I tried *228 and it only told me:
     
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    I have PRL version 15027 lol. I am rooted and running a ROM so I don't know if that makes any difference.
     
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    I'm rooted, running a rom and have a modified kernel and I have prl 15088.
     
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    15088 here. Also can confirm updating your roaming won't hurt anything, it just won't work like it used to with the Sim card. It was the first thing I did when I got home with the phone the first time.
     
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    Compared to everyone here, why am I so far behind on my PRL? Is there something I can do on my end to update it?

    I just came from a Droid Charge to a Rezound that I bought off eBay. So I already switched the SIM card from my Charge to my Rezound.
     
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    Your price plan is a determining factor in which PRL you have. I'm on a Nationwide plan and have 15098.
     
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    Oh, so I shouldn't worry about it?
     
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    It's probably nothing to worry about. What price plan are you on?
     
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    I'm on the nationwide talk & text share 700 plan. It's a family plan.
     
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    so, where did you hear about this? i've never once heard that a price plan determines your PRL at all.

    i have 15098, and i'm in an ALP plan that hasn't existed since well before 2005.
     
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    The PRL tells your phone what networks it may use and provides an indication to the user on whether they will be charged for roaming.

    Nationwide, Nationwide + Canada, Nationwide + Mexico, old Alltel plans, old VZW plans like National Single Rate all require different PRL's because they provide coverage in different areas.
     
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    Source, please.

    PRL is the Preferred Roaming List. It is a list of towers available on subsidiary networks that Verizon phones can utilize when a home network cannot be reached. It is applicable regardless of plan.

    WizeGuyDezignz is running another ROM, which explains exactly why his PRL is different.
     
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    Just got off the phone with CS and they said that the PRL updates roll out in batches and would eventually get to my phone. I asked if they could manually push the update right now and he said they could not. I simply have to wait until it gets pushed to my phone.

    Considering this PRL started pushing in early December, I can't believe we are in Mid January and there are still so many 15088 phones out there.
     
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    I am still on 15088 and my battery life is so random, some days I can go all day, other days I'm recharging after 4 hours.
     
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    several verizon reps have told me that dialing *228 fries the sim card, just an fyi!
     
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    *228 fries the sim card? Come on, does that even sound remotely believable...
     
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    ^ ok Maximus.. you first. After that it's my turn... :D
    i've been trying so many ways to kill my phone :)

    edit: ...and it still keeps working!!
     
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    Wouldn't be the first time I got a good chuckle from things I've heard from Verizon Reps.

    Just tried *228 a third time. Still got the same message above.
     
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    well since I dont make sim cards I dont know if its true or not. I just saw the thread and posted it in case it helped someone out. u know what helpful is rite? its the opposite of ur smart reply. it'd b hilarious if it were true just bcuz u were such a jerk abt it.
     
  24. SamXp

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    Helpful, would be doing a little research on the information you pass on before you regurgitate something you read on the internet.

    It's the thought that counts, so we do appreciate you making the effort in an attempt to be helpful. It just happens to be that this is one of those internet myths that are easily propagated.
     
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    Really? Bcuz it does not seem like u appreciate it. Did u read my post? This is not some internet myth that I "regurgitated." I was told this directly from several Verizon reps and tech support as well (as a matter of fact my phone auto dialed *228 during an activation once and Verizon had me come in so they could replace the sim card). So how is it any different from passing along other information that Verizon directly gives out? Some of it is good and some of it is not, and that is what it is. The best way to debunk an internet myth would be to check with the company itself...oh wait thats where I got the information from in the first place.
     
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