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  1. #1
    MacWilder
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    If I am in the Washington, DC, Metro, where Verizon Digital is the
    only signal available, both my Samsung A500 and my Nokia 3585i, which
    shares the account, will digitally roam. However, if I am in Southern
    MN or Northern IA, the Nokia will digitally roam, but the Samsung will
    only use analog roam. The two phones have identical roaming
    specifications. Sprnit Tech support has researched the issue and says
    the two phones should roam identically. But they don't. Does anybody
    have any information on this issue?



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  2. #2
    Larry Thomas
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    Re: Digital Roaming Problems

    Has to be a difference in the software of the phones.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    MacWilder <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > If I am in the Washington, DC, Metro, where Verizon Digital is the
    > only signal available, both my Samsung A500 and my Nokia 3585i, which
    > shares the account, will digitally roam. However, if I am in Southern
    > MN or Northern IA, the Nokia will digitally roam, but the Samsung will
    > only use analog roam. The two phones have identical roaming
    > specifications. Sprnit Tech support has researched the issue and says
    > the two phones should roam identically. But they don't. Does anybody
    > have any information on this issue?


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  3. #3
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Digital Roaming Problems


    "MacWilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k3l3nv4valeuftkkt4p6e3rsdav5urua[email protected]
    > If I am in the Washington, DC, Metro, where Verizon Digital is the
    > only signal available, both my Samsung A500 and my Nokia 3585i, which
    > shares the account, will digitally roam. However, if I am in Southern
    > MN or Northern IA, the Nokia will digitally roam, but the Samsung will
    > only use analog roam. The two phones have identical roaming
    > specifications. Sprnit Tech support has researched the issue and says
    > the two phones should roam identically. But they don't. Does anybody
    > have any information on this issue?


    I have found what you have found ... analog roaming reigns supreme in
    Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Iowa. You can force your phone to roam
    digitally however, but the method varies for each phone.

    For the A500:

    Put your phone into "Roaming - Automatic"
    1) Menu 0-1-0 (enter 040793)
    2) CDMA Only (it will display the last displayed message rather than CDMA
    only)

    Sometimes the phone will still chose analog if you do this when you are
    already roaming. However, if you do it within a SprintPCS area and then
    roam, it usually works just fine.

    Tom Veldhouse





  4. #4
    Larry Thomas
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    Re: Digital Roaming Problems



    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > "MacWilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > If I am in the Washington, DC, Metro, where Verizon Digital is the
    > > only signal available, both my Samsung A500 and my Nokia 3585i, which
    > > shares the account, will digitally roam. However, if I am in Southern
    > > MN or Northern IA, the Nokia will digitally roam, but the Samsung will
    > > only use analog roam. The two phones have identical roaming
    > > specifications. Sprnit Tech support has researched the issue and says
    > > the two phones should roam identically. But they don't. Does anybody
    > > have any information on this issue?

    >
    > I have found what you have found ... analog roaming reigns supreme in
    > Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Iowa. You can force your phone to roam
    > digitally however, but the method varies for each phone.
    >
    > For the A500:
    >
    > Put your phone into "Roaming - Automatic"
    > 1) Menu 0-1-0 (enter 040793)
    > 2) CDMA Only (it will display the last displayed message rather than CDMA
    > only)
    >
    > Sometimes the phone will still chose analog if you do this when you are
    > already roaming. However, if you do it within a SprintPCS area and then
    > roam, it usually works just fine.
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >
    >


    Tom,

    That CDMA only setting on the A500 is only saved until the power is
    turned off, isn't that correct?

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  5. #5
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Digital Roaming Problems


    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    >
    > Tom,
    >
    > That CDMA only setting on the A500 is only saved until the power is
    > turned off, isn't that correct?
    >


    That is correct. It is an irritant to have to do it often if you roam alot,
    but I think in most cases, it is alright. My Mother lives in New Richmond,
    WI where Sprint says they have coverage ... NOT!! Not one lowsy photon
    makes it into the city limits. So, I force my phone onto Digital roam when
    I visit here and I have one minute billed to Verizon to show for it this
    month BTW ... Sprint is the ONLY digital provider that does not have
    coverage in New Richmond. T-Mobile covers it almost perfectly and Verizon
    does OK, AT&T covers it ... and Nextel doesn't count.

    Tom Veldhouse





  6. #6
    rconant
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    Re: Digital Roaming Problems

    Thank you for your answer.

    I have been in contact with Sprint Executive Services and with senior
    level Sprint Technical Support. They simply don't have a clue.

    You would think that if you know the answer, they would know. After
    all, they deal with this all the time, while, presumptively, you
    don't.

    Figures.

    Roger

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 13:52:50 -0500, "Thomas T. Veldhouse"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"MacWilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> If I am in the Washington, DC, Metro, where Verizon Digital is the
    >> only signal available, both my Samsung A500 and my Nokia 3585i, which
    >> shares the account, will digitally roam. However, if I am in Southern
    >> MN or Northern IA, the Nokia will digitally roam, but the Samsung will
    >> only use analog roam. The two phones have identical roaming
    >> specifications. Sprnit Tech support has researched the issue and says
    >> the two phones should roam identically. But they don't. Does anybody
    >> have any information on this issue?

    >
    >I have found what you have found ... analog roaming reigns supreme in
    >Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Iowa. You can force your phone to roam
    >digitally however, but the method varies for each phone.
    >
    >For the A500:
    >
    >Put your phone into "Roaming - Automatic"
    >1) Menu 0-1-0 (enter 040793)
    >2) CDMA Only (it will display the last displayed message rather than CDMA
    >only)
    >
    >Sometimes the phone will still chose analog if you do this when you are
    >already roaming. However, if you do it within a SprintPCS area and then
    >roam, it usually works just fine.
    >
    >Tom Veldhouse
    >





  7. #7
    Justin Green
    Guest

    Re: Digital Roaming Problems


    "rconant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Thank you for your answer.
    >
    > I have been in contact with Sprint Executive Services and with senior
    > level Sprint Technical Support. They simply don't have a clue.
    >
    > You would think that if you know the answer, they would know. After
    > all, they deal with this all the time, while, presumptively, you
    > don't.
    >
    > Figures.
    >
    > Roger


    They often don't know the answer. Just look at most of Rob's posts.





  8. #8
    Juan Pablo
    Guest

    Re: Digital Roaming Problems

    Does anyone have any info about how to program Digital Roam
    ONLY for a Sanyo 8100?
    Thanks. ---John




  9. #9
    jaminmc
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    Re: Digital Roaming Problems


    Juan Pablo wrote:
    > *Does anyone have any info about how to program Digital Roam
    > ONLY for a Sanyo 8100?
    > Thanks. ---John *

    Don't think it can be done. At least not without the MSL. I don;t even
    know if you could then either.

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    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




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