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  1. #1
    David G. Imber
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    This is a bit to strange to think about, but I know that I had
    my and my wife's 4920's set under "roaming" to "SPCS only".

    After a recent PRL update I noticed that it was set to "auto",
    and I figured the update had something to do with that.

    I'm in NYC, which is relevant.

    Today I was on the subway, and at one point my phone rang,
    which is a bit unusual. Screen said "digital roaming". I was pulling
    out of the station, so I lost the signal right away.

    When I looked at my settings, I was set to "auto". I met my
    wife a short while later, and her phone was set to "auto" as well.

    The reason I keep the phone on "SPCS Only" is that I don't
    want to get hit with roaming charges under exactly these conditions.
    I'd rather miss the call and have a message waiting when I'm above
    ground.

    I hope I'm not billed for roaming charges that I'll have to
    dispute, but more than that, I really hope that the Sanyo 4920 does
    not automatically reset itself to roam!

    Any insights appreciated.

    DGI





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  2. #2
    Diego A. M.
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 self-switching to "auto" roam??

    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > This is a bit to strange to think about, but I know that I had
    > my and my wife's 4920's set under "roaming" to "SPCS only".
    >
    > After a recent PRL update I noticed that it was set to "auto",
    > and I figured the update had something to do with that.
    >
    > I'm in NYC, which is relevant.
    >
    > Today I was on the subway, and at one point my phone rang,
    > which is a bit unusual. Screen said "digital roaming". I was pulling
    > out of the station, so I lost the signal right away.
    >
    > When I looked at my settings, I was set to "auto". I met my
    > wife a short while later, and her phone was set to "auto" as well.
    >
    > The reason I keep the phone on "SPCS Only" is that I don't
    > want to get hit with roaming charges under exactly these conditions.
    > I'd rather miss the call and have a message waiting when I'm above
    > ground.
    >
    > I hope I'm not billed for roaming charges that I'll have to
    > dispute, but more than that, I really hope that the Sanyo 4920 does
    > not automatically reset itself to roam!
    >
    > Any insights appreciated.
    >
    > DGI
    >

    I've had my 4920 since about October and I've had to mysteriously put my
    phone back to no roaming twice since then. I didn't pay too much attention
    but I too do not want roaming charges either. I'm with DGI. I know it's
    not anything i'm doing.

    Diego





  3. #3
    Lonnie
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 self-switching to "auto" roam??

    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:

    > This is a bit to strange to think about, but I know that I had
    >my and my wife's 4920's set under "roaming" to "SPCS only".


    My 4920 defaults to Automatic roaming and PSC Vision enabled after a
    reboot no matter what the previous settings were. These are two
    negative features to an otherwise great phone. I usually leave my
    phone on 24/7 so it's not a big deal but if I do switch it off for any
    reason the first thing I do upon rebooting is to disable PCS Vision
    since I don't have that plan and the Web button is too easy to
    accidentally trip. The roaming setting isn't something I worry about
    since I have F&CA.





  4. #4
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 self-switching to "auto" roam??

    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 01:42:34 -0600, Lonnie <[email protected]> wrote:

    >David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> This is a bit to strange to think about, but I know that I had
    >>my and my wife's 4920's set under "roaming" to "SPCS only".

    >
    >My 4920 defaults to Automatic roaming and PSC Vision enabled after a
    >reboot no matter what the previous settings were. These are two
    >negative features to an otherwise great phone. I usually leave my
    >phone on 24/7 so it's not a big deal


    Actually, I leave mine on 24/7 as well. The only thing I do
    frequently is turn off all ringers. I'll have to test to see if that
    has any effect.

    DGI



  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 self-switching to "auto" roam??


    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > This is a bit to strange to think about, but I know that I had
    > my and my wife's 4920's set under "roaming" to "SPCS only".
    >
    > After a recent PRL update I noticed that it was set to "auto",
    > and I figured the update had something to do with that.
    >
    > I'm in NYC, which is relevant.
    >
    > Today I was on the subway, and at one point my phone rang,
    > which is a bit unusual. Screen said "digital roaming". I was pulling
    > out of the station, so I lost the signal right away.
    >
    > When I looked at my settings, I was set to "auto". I met my
    > wife a short while later, and her phone was set to "auto" as well.
    >
    > The reason I keep the phone on "SPCS Only" is that I don't
    > want to get hit with roaming charges under exactly these conditions.
    > I'd rather miss the call and have a message waiting when I'm above
    > ground.
    >
    > I hope I'm not billed for roaming charges that I'll have to
    > dispute, but more than that, I really hope that the Sanyo 4920 does
    > not automatically reset itself to roam!
    >
    > Any insights appreciated.
    >
    > DGI


    David, either call SPCS or go online onto your account, and add the $5/mo.
    FC & A option to your account. It will cover all phones on the account, and
    allow for up to 50% of the monthly minutes used on roaming.

    Bob





  6. #6
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4920 self-switching to "auto" roam??

    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 15:14:26 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >David, either call SPCS or go online onto your account, and add the $5/mo.
    >FC & A option to your account. It will cover all phones on the account, and
    >allow for up to 50% of the monthly minutes used on roaming.


    I'm aware of that option, but I don't need it. There's no need
    for me to roam at all. All of my work is in NYC and other major
    cities, and in seven years of using SPCS I've only needed to roam
    twice. The one time that I was working in a roam-only area for a week
    I purchased a $10 add-on and deleted it after the job was over.

    I don't ever need to roam in NYC, naturally, but when one goes
    into the subway, if the phone is set to auto, during the transition
    between no signal and full Sprint digital, the phone wastes battery
    power passing through the roaming range. And if you receive a call at
    that moment you're charged at roaming rates (whereas a second or two
    later, when you access full digital, you receive the call without
    roaming). So roaming would be an unnecessary and unwanted expense for
    me.

    DGI





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