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  1. #1
    wfrantz
    Guest

    I found my way through sprintpcs.com and filled out the form to change
    the username on one of my (4) phones. This will be the third time that
    I've done this. The first two were no problem. I typed in a new name,
    waited over night and by morning my phone had been updated.

    This third phone is giving me problems. I changed the name, but the
    phone still has the old username and now it can't connect to the
    internet. It still says "Connecting as <old name>". So I tried
    changing my Vision password, wait over night, still doesn't work.

    When I hit the "Web" button, I get "Error No. 106 System Error. Sign-in
    failed. Please wait a moment and try again..."

    I know that when you make changes to your username/password, Sprint has
    to send something to your phone to update it with the new information.
    Usually this is pretty quick (minutes). Sometimes it's longer that's
    why I only make these changes before I go to bed. Something wrong in
    this case though and my phone still is not getting updated.

    Anybody know how I can force an update to fix this phone?

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




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  2. #2
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?

    I changed my password a few weeks ago and Sprint never sent the
    provisioning push to my phone to change it. It's very risky to make
    these kinds of changes too often I think as their system often
    malfunctions.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    wfrantz <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > I found my way through sprintpcs.com and filled out the form to change
    > the username on one of my (4) phones. This will be the third time that
    > I've done this. The first two were no problem. I typed in a new name,
    > waited over night and by morning my phone had been updated.
    >
    > This third phone is giving me problems. I changed the name, but the
    > phone still has the old username and now it can't connect to the
    > internet. It still says "Connecting as <old name>". So I tried
    > changing my Vision password, wait over night, still doesn't work.
    >
    > When I hit the "Web" button, I get "Error No. 106 System Error. Sign-in
    > failed. Please wait a moment and try again..."
    >
    > I know that when you make changes to your username/password, Sprint has
    > to send something to your phone to update it with the new information.
    > Usually this is pretty quick (minutes). Sometimes it's longer that's
    > why I only make these changes before I go to bed. Something wrong in
    > this case though and my phone still is not getting updated.
    >
    > Anybody know how I can force an update to fix this phone?
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  3. #3
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?

    Larry Thomas wrote:
    > I changed my password a few weeks ago and Sprint never sent the
    > provisioning push to my phone to change it. It's very risky to make
    > these kinds of changes too often I think as their system often
    > malfunctions.
    >


    Not as often as you might think, considering there's over a million Vision
    customers. But yeah, it happens. A phone call trying to get through right
    as a push tries to happen, a drop of coverage at just the wrong moment, or
    even a very short term timeout at the cell site, and it fails.

    That's why the new phones like the 8100 and the A600 come with "Update
    Profile" and "Update Data Profile" (respectively) on them. To have the
    phone request this push.

    >
    > wfrantz <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    >>
    >> I found my way through sprintpcs.com and filled out the form to
    >> change the username on one of my (4) phones. This will be the third
    >> time that I've done this. The first two were no problem. I typed
    >> in a new name, waited over night and by morning my phone had been
    >> updated.
    >>
    >> This third phone is giving me problems. I changed the name, but the
    >> phone still has the old username and now it can't connect to the
    >> internet. It still says "Connecting as <old name>". So I tried
    >> changing my Vision password, wait over night, still doesn't work.
    >>
    >> When I hit the "Web" button, I get "Error No. 106 System Error.
    >> Sign-in failed. Please wait a moment and try again..."
    >>
    >> I know that when you make changes to your username/password, Sprint
    >> has to send something to your phone to update it with the new
    >> information. Usually this is pretty quick (minutes). Sometimes it's
    >> longer that's why I only make these changes before I go to bed.
    >> Something wrong in this case though and my phone still is not
    >> getting updated.
    >>
    >> Anybody know how I can force an update to fix this phone?


    There's a way, but a 106 error is something a bit more complex. I'd
    recommend calling us. It's not terribly hard, but hard *enough* that it
    should be done while speaking to us.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  4. #4
    MaddDog
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?

    I didn't like my Vision username, so I changed mine on the website. It was
    shortly afterwards I read on this group about all the horror stories
    associated with it. Mine didn't change for hours...

    So, I shut off the phone. Turned it back on.

    Next time with the web, logged in like a charm. I know it's pretty hit and
    miss, but if you haven't tried recycling the power, give it a shot before
    you call tech support.

    MaddDog
    "wfrantz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I found my way through sprintpcs.com and filled out the form to change
    > the username on one of my (4) phones. This will be the third time that
    > I've done this. The first two were no problem. I typed in a new name,
    > waited over night and by morning my phone had been updated.
    >
    > This third phone is giving me problems. I changed the name, but the
    > phone still has the old username and now it can't connect to the
    > internet. It still says "Connecting as <old name>". So I tried
    > changing my Vision password, wait over night, still doesn't work.
    >
    > When I hit the "Web" button, I get "Error No. 106 System Error. Sign-in
    > failed. Please wait a moment and try again..."
    >
    > I know that when you make changes to your username/password, Sprint has
    > to send something to your phone to update it with the new information.
    > Usually this is pretty quick (minutes). Sometimes it's longer that's
    > why I only make these changes before I go to bed. Something wrong in
    > this case though and my phone still is not getting updated.
    >
    > Anybody know how I can force an update to fix this phone?
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >






  5. #5
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?



    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Larry Thomas wrote:
    > > I changed my password a few weeks ago and Sprint never sent the
    > > provisioning push to my phone to change it. It's very risky to make
    > > these kinds of changes too often I think as their system often
    > > malfunctions.
    > >

    >
    > Not as often as you might think, considering there's over a million Vision
    > customers. But yeah, it happens. A phone call trying to get through right
    > as a push tries to happen, a drop of coverage at just the wrong moment, or
    > even a very short term timeout at the cell site, and it fails.
    >
    > That's why the new phones like the 8100 and the A600 come with "Update
    > Profile" and "Update Data Profile" (respectively) on them. To have the
    > phone request this push.


    That's good to know that the new phones have that feature. Come to think
    of it I did receive a call just minutes after I changed my password on
    the web site. Maybe that's what screwed it up? But how was I suppose to
    know that or prevent that?


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?

    Larry Thomas wrote:

    >
    > That's good to know that the new phones have that feature. Come to
    > think
    > of it I did receive a call just minutes after I changed my password on
    > the web site. Maybe that's what screwed it up? But how was I suppose
    > to
    > know that or prevent that?


    That *is* a toughie. The phone is supposed to be on, and ready to receive
    the data call, and there's no way to avoid a voice call (except, perhaps,
    call forwarding).

    Actually, when you change your password and/or Username on the web site, it
    tells you not to take or make calls. The odds of getting a voice and data
    call at the same time are small, but it looks like you hit the Dubious
    Lottery.

    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  7. #7
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?

    I don't remember the web site telling me not to place or receive calls
    but I could have missed it I suppose. I wasn't planning on it but my
    phone rang about a minute or two after I completed the change on the web
    site so I guess that could have been what nulified it. It's too bad that
    it can't try again if somthing like that happens.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Larry Thomas wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > That's good to know that the new phones have that feature. Come to
    > > think
    > > of it I did receive a call just minutes after I changed my password on
    > > the web site. Maybe that's what screwed it up? But how was I suppose
    > > to
    > > know that or prevent that?

    >
    > That *is* a toughie. The phone is supposed to be on, and ready to receive
    > the data call, and there's no way to avoid a voice call (except, perhaps,
    > call forwarding).
    >
    > Actually, when you change your password and/or Username on the web site, it
    > tells you not to take or make calls. The odds of getting a voice and data
    > call at the same time are small, but it looks like you hit the Dubious
    > Lottery.
    >
    > --
    > -+-
    > R
    > O/Siris
    > I work for Sprint
    > I *don't* speak for them
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  8. #8
    C Gutta
    Guest

    Re: How Do I Change My Vision Username?

    The problem I had was not with the phone, but with the order that changed my
    username on the manage website. I can't access my mail from the new
    username because the website keeps showing the mail from my old username.

    My phone didn't receive the data push either. I had to ##data and manually
    change my username then it worked.

    Hope this helps.


    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I changed my password a few weeks ago and Sprint never sent the
    > provisioning push to my phone to change it. It's very risky to make
    > these kinds of changes too often I think as their system often
    > malfunctions.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    >
    >
    > wfrantz <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > >
    > > I found my way through sprintpcs.com and filled out the form to change
    > > the username on one of my (4) phones. This will be the third time that
    > > I've done this. The first two were no problem. I typed in a new name,
    > > waited over night and by morning my phone had been updated.
    > >
    > > This third phone is giving me problems. I changed the name, but the
    > > phone still has the old username and now it can't connect to the
    > > internet. It still says "Connecting as <old name>". So I tried
    > > changing my Vision password, wait over night, still doesn't work.
    > >
    > > When I hit the "Web" button, I get "Error No. 106 System Error. Sign-in
    > > failed. Please wait a moment and try again..."
    > >
    > > I know that when you make changes to your username/password, Sprint has
    > > to send something to your phone to update it with the new information.
    > > Usually this is pretty quick (minutes). Sometimes it's longer that's
    > > why I only make these changes before I go to bed. Something wrong in
    > > this case though and my phone still is not getting updated.
    > >
    > > Anybody know how I can force an update to fix this phone?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]





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