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    Is there a "*22899" type mechanism for Cingular, Nextel, others??

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    A great post would be a discussion, if someone knows, what are the different methods to ensure a device has the latest network configuration information. As this post title asks, with VZW, using *228, option 2 or *22899 will push the PRL codes down to a VZW device (and program the device, if needed). Are there any other techniques for other carriers? Does turning off the radio/turn back on accomplish the same for other networks -- or turning device completely off and back on do the same??

    Curious....

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    Re: Is there a "*22899" type mechanism for Cingular, Nextel, others??

    I don't do anything on mine. Should I?
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    Re: Is there a "*22899" type mechanism for Cingular, Nextel, others??

    Great question. I also dont do anything to mine. Any of you techs on the board have an answer for this one?

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    Re: Is there a "*22899" type mechanism for Cingular, Nextel, others??

    Hi bird welcome to pinstack.

    With Nextel a PRL would be useless, since we dont roam.

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    Re: Is there a "*22899" type mechanism for Cingular, Nextel, others??

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    Gsm phones update with new towers automatically, as long as it uses the right band of service... Therefore, t-mobile and cingular should not need to be updated...

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    Re: Is there a "*22899" type mechanism for Cingular, Nextel, others??

    I7oobie is right, GSM carriers don't need to update PRL's since they use smart cards, aka SIM cards. CDMA carriers can update OTA, ie Verizon's *228. When I worked for Alltel, they didn't have OTA - you actually had to bring the phone into a store and have the software updated! From what I understand, they have OTA (Over the Air) updates...

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