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  1. #1
    JoshIII
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    I have two TracFone(s).

    Nokia 5180i uses the Verizon (800Mhz CDMA/Analog) network
    Nokia 1100 uses the Cingular ( PCS GSM) network


    My 5180i has a new PRL version I just noticed:
    WAS: 40013
    IS: 40014

    (Anyone know the difference between the two PRL versions?)

    If you haven't updated your PRL in your Verizon networked TracFones in a
    while, its time to do so.


    Procedure:
    *228 Call (Navi Key)
    -wait for automated operator and choose Option 2

    Other CDMA TracFone models will receive a 50000 series PRL update more than
    likely. Please post the new PRL version here.

    Thanks in advance!

    JoshIII
    upstate south carolina
    [email protected]
    Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    Be sure to get a referral (by email) from another
    TracFone user and you'll both receive 100 FREE
    minutes airtime. Check out the refurbished Nokia 2285/1221
    special which includes a 100 minute airtime card.
    TracFone uses Alltel, Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and
    Suncom wireless networks, just to name a few! I've
    been a TracFone user for 4 years.





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  2. #2
    Horson Buggy
    Guest

    Re: TracFones on Verizon Network Get New PRL

    .... what about Tracfones that use Alltel??


    "JoshIII" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have two TracFone(s).
    >
    > Nokia 5180i uses the Verizon (800Mhz CDMA/Analog) network
    > Nokia 1100 uses the Cingular ( PCS GSM) network
    >
    >
    > My 5180i has a new PRL version I just noticed:
    > WAS: 40013
    > IS: 40014
    >
    > (Anyone know the difference between the two PRL versions?)
    >
    > If you haven't updated your PRL in your Verizon networked TracFones in a
    > while, its time to do so.
    >
    >
    > Procedure:
    > *228 Call (Navi Key)
    > -wait for automated operator and choose Option 2
    >
    > Other CDMA TracFone models will receive a 50000 series PRL update more
    > than
    > likely. Please post the new PRL version here.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > JoshIII
    > upstate south carolina
    > [email protected]
    > Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    > Be sure to get a referral (by email) from another
    > TracFone user and you'll both receive 100 FREE
    > minutes airtime. Check out the refurbished Nokia 2285/1221
    > special which includes a 100 minute airtime card.
    > TracFone uses Alltel, Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and
    > Suncom wireless networks, just to name a few! I've
    > been a TracFone user for 4 years.
    >
    >






  3. #3
    David L
    Guest

    Re: TracFones on Verizon Network Get New PRL



    JoshIII wrote:
    > I have two TracFone(s).
    >
    > Nokia 5180i uses the Verizon (800Mhz CDMA/Analog) network
    > Nokia 1100 uses the Cingular ( PCS GSM) network
    >
    >
    > My 5180i has a new PRL version I just noticed:
    > WAS: 40013
    > IS: 40014
    >
    > (Anyone know the difference between the two PRL versions?)
    >
    > If you haven't updated your PRL in your Verizon networked TracFones

    in a
    > while, its time to do so.
    >



    I usually see what's been added or subtracted before updating, at least
    with a conventional VZW PRL. Likely service has been expanded.
    Here's a clue. It appears the 4000 PRLs are for dualmode phones.
    Doesn't tracphone use any 1900mhz systems/phones?
    Seems using a dualmode phone is a limitation, since Verizon uses
    1900mhz in many areas?

    "40007 This is a PRL for Dual-Mode phones and is roughly equivalent to
    PRL 50017, minus the PCS-frequency carriers."

    Mountain Wireless PRL Page

    http://www.mountainwireless.com/prl.htm

    -
    David




  4. #4
    JoshIII
    Guest

    Re: TracFones on Verizon Network Get New PRL

    "David L" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I usually see what's been added or subtracted before updating, at least
    > with a conventional VZW PRL. Likely service has been expanded.
    > Here's a clue. It appears the 4000 PRLs are for dualmode phones.
    > Doesn't tracphone use any 1900mhz systems/phones?
    > Seems using a dualmode phone is a limitation, since Verizon uses
    > 1900mhz in many areas?
    >
    > "40007 This is a PRL for Dual-Mode phones and is roughly equivalent to
    > PRL 50017, minus the PCS-frequency carriers."
    >
    > Mountain Wireless PRL Page
    >
    > http://www.mountainwireless.com/prl.htm
    >
    > -
    > David
    >


    I use to think only having CDMA 800 & Analog was a limitation too, but
    TracFone (CDMA models) can use Alltel, Suncom, American Cellular and others
    CDMA 800 towers also. So where their isn't Verizon CDMA 800, there is
    likely to be another local CDMA 800 carrier that my 5180i can use.
    Verizon is about 99% CDMA 800 anyway.

    The limitation now days is digital only phones in my opinion. Its often
    like trying to use a digital paperweight to try to make calls on in rural
    areas without digital coverage.

    JoshIII
    [email protected]
    Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    Be sure to get a referral (by email) from another
    TracFone user and you'll both receive 100 FREE
    minutes airtime. Check out the refurbished Nokia 2285/1221
    special (includes a 100 minute airtime card).
    TracFone uses Alltel, Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and
    Suncom wireless networks, just to name a few! I've
    been a TracFone user for 4 years.





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