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  1. #1
    Thi Tran
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    I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a later
    PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference between the 2
    versions? Thanks.

    Thi




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  2. #2
    Lawrence Glasser
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    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    Thi Tran wrote:
    >
    > I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a later
    > PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference between the 2
    > versions? Thanks.


    I'm not sure of the difference(s), but the latest PRL is 10021.

    Larry



  3. #3
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    Thi Tran wrote:
    > I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a
    > later PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference
    > between the 2 versions? Thanks.
    >
    > Thi


    The PRL has nothing to do with the type of phone. All phones have the same
    PRL available, the latest of which is 10021. There are significant changes
    in many markets that allows the phone to roam digitally rather than analog,
    so if you intend to roam (or use F&CA), it is likely worth it to you to ask
    customer service to flag your account for a PRL update.

    Tom Veldhouse





  4. #4
    Thi Tran
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    Thanks. I just got my phone updated by Sprint PCS store and that's what
    they put on my phone (10020). I wonder that the PRL version is based on
    the region/city.

    Thi

    Lawrence Glasser wrote:

    >Thi Tran wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a later
    >>PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference between the 2
    >>versions? Thanks.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >I'm not sure of the difference(s), but the latest PRL is 10021.
    >
    >Larry
    >
    >





  5. #5
    Thi Tran
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    Thanks for the clarification. I don't plan to roam a lot; so I think
    that it's OK for now.

    Thi

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:

    >Thi Tran wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a
    >>later PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference
    >>between the 2 versions? Thanks.
    >>
    >>Thi
    >>
    >>

    >
    >The PRL has nothing to do with the type of phone. All phones have the same
    >PRL available, the latest of which is 10021. There are significant changes
    >in many markets that allows the phone to roam digitally rather than analog,
    >so if you intend to roam (or use F&CA), it is likely worth it to you to ask
    >customer service to flag your account for a PRL update.
    >
    >Tom Veldhouse
    >
    >
    >
    >





  6. #6
    ll
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote:
    > it is likely worth it to you to ask customer service to flag
    > your account for a PRL update.


    The O.P. wrote:
    > I *just got* my phone updated by Sprint PCS store and that's
    > what they put on my phone (10020).


    Same thing happened to me. I posted to this group but never
    got a definitive answer. Two phones got OTA PRL updates
    on the same day. One got 20, one got 21. Makes no sense.



  7. #7
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500


    "ll" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote:
    > > it is likely worth it to you to ask customer service to flag
    > > your account for a PRL update.

    >
    > The O.P. wrote:
    > > I *just got* my phone updated by Sprint PCS store and that's
    > > what they put on my phone (10020).

    >
    > Same thing happened to me. I posted to this group but never
    > got a definitive answer. Two phones got OTA PRL updates
    > on the same day. One got 20, one got 21. Makes no sense.


    That happened with yours truly also. Two out my three phones got 10021 and
    the other 10020. When I noticed that, I just called back, told them what
    happened, they re-flagged the phone number. 15 minutes later I called *2,
    got the correct 10021 PRL loaded up on the phone.

    Bob





  8. #8
    Jon Clark
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    Call *2 and have your account flagged for a PRL upgrade, then call back and
    let the system do it over the air. The A500 is "tri-mode" (in other words
    CDMA 800 enabled) and 10021 adds significant digital roaming (a *lot* of
    Verizon and Alltel) capability. For instance, on my former 8100, on PRL
    10019, I roamed on ATTWS analog in Minneapolis (in the rare instance it went
    into roam). On PRL 10020, they switched the preferred roam partner here to
    Verizon, but it remained analog roam. Under 10021 on my 8100 and
    subsequently on my a620, I get Verizon digital roam. Your area may vary, but
    anecdotal reports suggest 10021 added digital roam in many markets (areas of
    Colorado, Washington, and Michigan are ones that I have heard about).
    Obviously, in most cases, if you can get digital roam, you would want it for
    the better battery life. Since your phone can utilize CDMA 800, I suggest
    trying to get the phone up to 10021.

    Regards,

    - Jon

    "Thi Tran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a later
    > PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference between the 2
    > versions? Thanks.
    >
    > Thi
    >






  9. #9
    scannell
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    How do you know who's service you are using when on Free & Clear AM.

    scannell
    cols. oh


    "Jon Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Call *2 and have your account flagged for a PRL upgrade, then call back

    and
    > let the system do it over the air. The A500 is "tri-mode" (in other words
    > CDMA 800 enabled) and 10021 adds significant digital roaming (a *lot* of
    > Verizon and Alltel) capability. For instance, on my former 8100, on PRL
    > 10019, I roamed on ATTWS analog in Minneapolis (in the rare instance it

    went
    > into roam). On PRL 10020, they switched the preferred roam partner here to
    > Verizon, but it remained analog roam. Under 10021 on my 8100 and
    > subsequently on my a620, I get Verizon digital roam. Your area may vary,

    but
    > anecdotal reports suggest 10021 added digital roam in many markets (areas

    of
    > Colorado, Washington, and Michigan are ones that I have heard about).
    > Obviously, in most cases, if you can get digital roam, you would want it

    for
    > the better battery life. Since your phone can utilize CDMA 800, I suggest
    > trying to get the phone up to 10021.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > - Jon
    >
    > "Thi Tran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a later
    > > PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference between the 2
    > > versions? Thanks.
    > >
    > > Thi
    > >

    >
    >






  10. #10
    Jon Clark
    Guest

    Re: Latest PRL for A500

    Two ways I have used:

    1. Activate your phone's Debug screen and look at the SID you are picking
    up, then compare it to one of the decoded PRL's out there (even a Verizon
    PRL or some such) and you can usually determine who's it is from that.

    2. Call 611 and see who picks up. Typically calling 611 will get the roaming
    partner's CC, not SPCS'.

    Good luck!

    -Jon

    "scannell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > How do you know who's service you are using when on Free & Clear AM.
    >
    > scannell
    > cols. oh
    >
    >
    > "Jon Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Call *2 and have your account flagged for a PRL upgrade, then call back

    > and
    > > let the system do it over the air. The A500 is "tri-mode" (in other

    words
    > > CDMA 800 enabled) and 10021 adds significant digital roaming (a *lot* of
    > > Verizon and Alltel) capability. For instance, on my former 8100, on PRL
    > > 10019, I roamed on ATTWS analog in Minneapolis (in the rare instance it

    > went
    > > into roam). On PRL 10020, they switched the preferred roam partner here

    to
    > > Verizon, but it remained analog roam. Under 10021 on my 8100 and
    > > subsequently on my a620, I get Verizon digital roam. Your area may vary,

    > but
    > > anecdotal reports suggest 10021 added digital roam in many markets

    (areas
    > of
    > > Colorado, Washington, and Michigan are ones that I have heard about).
    > > Obviously, in most cases, if you can get digital roam, you would want it

    > for
    > > the better battery life. Since your phone can utilize CDMA 800, I

    suggest
    > > trying to get the phone up to 10021.
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > >
    > > - Jon
    > >
    > > "Thi Tran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > I have a Samsung A500 which has SW WD29 and PRL 10020. Is there a

    later
    > > > PRL for this phone? If yes, what is the main difference between the 2
    > > > versions? Thanks.
    > > >
    > > > Thi
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >






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