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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Willyg44, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Willyg44

    Willyg44 Well-Known Member
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    So I've been wondering why my service was HORRIBLE in my house when my previous phone had great service. The X would jump from 0-2 bars constantly. I updated my roaming capabilities (*228, option 2) and I'm getting pretty much full bars continuously and my speedtest showed my ping decrease by 100ms, download speed triple, and upload speed double. This may be a drain on peoples' batteries if they haven't updated their roaming capabilities and their service keeps jumping. This may have been discussed before, but I figured it doesn't hurt to repeat for other people who have issues with service.
     

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  2. gvillager

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    This is very important if you live in a former Alltel area. VZW is doing a a lot of changes to the network to integrate the Alltel network into Verizons.
     
  3. Willyg44

    Willyg44 Well-Known Member
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    Hmmm funny you mention that. Less than a year ago an Alltel store in my town switched to Verizon. I guess that could've been the case. Good to know.
     
  4. gvillager

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    Just out of curiosity what state are you from?
     
  5. Willyg44

    Willyg44 Well-Known Member
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    Currently in Florida.
     
  6. in2uition

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    Thank you for this tip! It definitely helped me get stronger signal strength. I hope this will help on battery life too.
     
  7. georgepink

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    It's recommended by Verizon that you do the *228 option 2 update at least monthly.
     
  8. mwpeck

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    Nice, didn't personally know about this (DX = my first cell phone), but my signal went from 3 to 4 bars (3 before doing it, 4 after) Not a huge jump (as it can vary from 3-4 in my area), but given my area I am surprised it has such good signal, will keep an eye on it throughout the day as, like I said, it does vary generally between 2-4 bars.
     
  9. dB Zac

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    I love these threads because I always forget to update but then I read these and go...oh ya, I should dial *228 real fast
     
  10. joshellis625

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    I tried it and it said that it failed. I've used *228 on many a VZW phone and never had that problem...
     
  11. sparky07

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    WOW! The DX is your first cell phone??? Thats' not right. You should have to go through a bunch of POS phones first so you can appreciate it more:)
     
  12. mwpeck

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    Never had a need for a phone until I moved away from my parents, and they were willing to pay for whatever phone I wanted so :p ....I definitely do appreciate the X though, its a great phone.
     
  13. syntrix

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    Fixed that for you. :D
     
  14. alvinsofly

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    so how to i do this update?
     
  15. mwpeck

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    Do exactly what it says in the OP.....Open your dialer, press *228, then when the voice prompt comes up, press 2 and wait for your phone to update (there is no progress bar, it simply tells you to wait until it says it has completed successfully).
     
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  16. iresq

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    If that's all it would take to make my kids move out. :D
     

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