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  1. #1
    Rick
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    When traveling by car I experience varying degrees of SprintPCS coverage. My
    phone often indicates that it is either roaming digitally or analog. I have
    the Free and Clear America feature so I really don't care when I'm roaming
    other than the loss of features such as CallerID and voicemail notification.
    My complaint is that when my phone is roaming with a very strong signal and
    I dial a call, prior to the call being connected the phone will switch from
    this strong roaming signal to even the weakest hint of a SprintPCS signal if
    it is available. Of course with this very marginal signal I can't make a
    decent call. Does anyone else see this happening? I'm on PRL 10021. Will
    upgrading to the lastest PRL help? I suppose for a caller without F&C this
    last ditch effort to connect the call on Sprint's network makes sense but
    I'm more interested in a clear call than whose network it's on. Any
    suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Rick





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  2. #2
    Robert M.
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    Re: Roaming in Sprint fringe area

    In article <[email protected]>, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > When traveling by car I experience varying degrees of SprintPCS coverage. My
    > phone often indicates that it is either roaming digitally or analog. I have
    > the Free and Clear America feature so I really don't care when I'm roaming
    > other than the loss of features such as CallerID and voicemail notification.
    > My complaint is that when my phone is roaming with a very strong signal and
    > I dial a call, prior to the call being connected the phone will switch from
    > this strong roaming signal to even the weakest hint of a SprintPCS signal if
    > it is available. Of course with this very marginal signal I can't make a
    > decent call. Does anyone else see this happening? I'm on PRL 10021. Will
    > upgrading to the lastest PRL help? I suppose for a caller without F&C this
    > last ditch effort to connect the call on Sprint's network makes sense but
    > I'm more interested in a clear call than whose network it's on. Any
    > suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Rick


    If you know you are in a fringe area and are on the F&CA plan, you go
    into SETUP and set the phone to use ANALOG only, so it won't be trying
    to use an unusable SprintPCS signal.



  3. #3
    Rick
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Sprint fringe area

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > When traveling by car I experience varying degrees of SprintPCS

    coverage. My
    > > phone often indicates that it is either roaming digitally or analog. I

    have
    > > the Free and Clear America feature so I really don't care when I'm

    roaming
    > > other than the loss of features such as CallerID and voicemail

    notification.
    > > My complaint is that when my phone is roaming with a very strong signal

    and
    > > I dial a call, prior to the call being connected the phone will switch

    from
    > > this strong roaming signal to even the weakest hint of a SprintPCS

    signal if
    > > it is available. Of course with this very marginal signal I can't make a
    > > decent call. Does anyone else see this happening? I'm on PRL 10021. Will
    > > upgrading to the lastest PRL help? I suppose for a caller without F&C

    this
    > > last ditch effort to connect the call on Sprint's network makes sense

    but
    > > I'm more interested in a clear call than whose network it's on. Any
    > > suggestions?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Rick

    >
    > If you know you are in a fringe area and are on the F&CA plan, you go
    > into SETUP and set the phone to use ANALOG only, so it won't be trying
    > to use an unusable SprintPCS signal.


    With what I perceive to be an overall degradation of the analog cellular
    infrastructure I'm hesitant to switch to analog only (but I have on occasion
    when I need to complete a call and am in the fringe area). I guess I'll just
    have to live with things the way they are until sprint fills in this gap
    (between Sioux City and Omaha specifically) or my phone and/or the network
    become smart enough to know when a visible signal is actually useable.

    Rick





  4. #4
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Sprint fringe area

    In article <[email protected]>, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > With what I perceive to be an overall degradation of the analog cellular
    > infrastructure I'm hesitant to switch to analog only (but I have on occasion
    > when I need to complete a call and am in the fringe area). I guess I'll just
    > have to live with things the way they are until sprint fills in this gap
    > (between Sioux City and Omaha specifically) or my phone and/or the network
    > become smart enough to know when a visible signal is actually useable.


    Two issues there.

    1. It's hard to get cell companies to give honest information about
    future activities. They (perhaps correctly) regard it as corporate
    secrets that need to be protected.

    2. Cell phones are now designed to shw striong sinal presence as long as
    there's any signal, as it generates fewer phone calls complaining about
    weak signals.



  5. #5
    Chris Russell
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Sprint fringe area

    Definitely get PRL 10023 as these last 2 PRL's contain a wealth of digital
    roaming. It might be more inclined to stay on that Verizon signal with a
    sid that says 'accept'. I know that on this trip from Miami Lakes, FL over
    to San Ramon, CA and now up in Portland, OR, there was a great deal more
    digital roaming than ever before (w/10023).

    Chris

    "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > When traveling by car I experience varying degrees of SprintPCS coverage.

    My
    > phone often indicates that it is either roaming digitally or analog. I

    have
    > the Free and Clear America feature so I really don't care when I'm roaming
    > other than the loss of features such as CallerID and voicemail

    notification.
    > My complaint is that when my phone is roaming with a very strong signal

    and
    > I dial a call, prior to the call being connected the phone will switch

    from
    > this strong roaming signal to even the weakest hint of a SprintPCS signal

    if
    > it is available. Of course with this very marginal signal I can't make a
    > decent call. Does anyone else see this happening? I'm on PRL 10021. Will
    > upgrading to the lastest PRL help? I suppose for a caller without F&C this
    > last ditch effort to connect the call on Sprint's network makes sense but
    > I'm more interested in a clear call than whose network it's on. Any
    > suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Rick
    >
    >






  6. #6
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Sprint fringe area

    Robert M. wrote:
    > 2. Cell phones are now designed to shw striong sinal presence as long as
    > there's any signal, as it generates fewer phone calls complaining about
    > weak signals.


    And you know this for a fact?

    "NAUGHT..." <-- Pinky and the Brain Steven Speilberg




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