I've tried searching the forums, but I believe the database is experiencing some technical difficulty.
Could anyone give a detailed description of this VZW service feature. I've never quite understood what the difference is and why the differentiation is needed. I had Sprint PCS before VZW and I don't recall having the option of switching between service areas via my handset.
I assume Home Only is not roaming on other networks, but I rarely roam on any other networks as I live in the North East and have excellent VZW coverage.
I often read threads on HoFo in which people talk about switching between the "A and B side". What's what and how do all these people know it? Is there a tutorial out there because I don't think VZW is very descriptive about it. I beleive most VZW customers are told to keep their phones on "the B side". Is there a listing of what's on A and B and why aren't they all just in one "side". Either allow the phone to roam or not (Home Only).
Thanks for the help!
Last edited by Philly Blue; 05-11-2005 at 03:18 PM.
In some phones, "Home Only" Will allow Any VZW system, but not others.
These last resort settings are really a throwback to the old analog & "pre-PRL" days.
The current fone's internal PRL software has priority over these settings, & in most cases the phone never gets to "check" these settings, since it will find a compatible system in the PRL long before it needs to try the "last resort" system selection, & if your VZW home or Extended system happens to be "B", for example, it's in the PRL anyway, & will be found that way, before the system select can kick in.
Some people in a remote dead "no service" area, will try switching it to the "opposite" system, to see if their fone can "land" on or find a non-PRL carrier that "may" take a credit card to make a call....
Last edited by MeatChicken; 05-11-2005 at 04:15 PM.