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Old 05-12-2010, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a 9630 and my wife has a Pre, her signal is consistantly 1-2 bars better than mine in the same places we travel. I just did an advanced exchange thinking it was an internal antenna issue but still having same problem. Anyone have any suggestions? I also am running 5.0.0.624 software.
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In that case its probably the OS. As far as my personal experiments go .419 has the best signal strength. It'll be refered to as "radio".
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Thanks for your input, anyone else think the same? I tried .419 before but didn't notice any signal difference.
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Signal bars are relative - especially between two different handdsets.
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Thanks southwestcomm so what is your suggestion?
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If your phone is working right and you are making and receiving calls why bother whether they are the same or not.
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Thanks, the BB is still dropping many calls and I don't know what to do? Any more suggestions?
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If your phone is working right and you are making and receiving calls why bother whether they are the same or not.
I have a friend who has a 9630 on VZW. She was getting less signal than I was getting on my 9630 on Sprint. We updated her PRL and it helped. You may want to do that. I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but it worked on hers.
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Thanks I will try that, did you also switch the network options to home only versus automatic?
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I have a friend who has a 9630 on VZW. She was getting less signal than I was getting on my 9630 on Sprint. We updated her PRL and it helped. You may want to do that. I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but it worked on hers.
My new Tour has dropped 3 calls since I got it about a month ago. My old Curve 8330 never did this. Now you say something about updating the PRL... what is that? It's not something that really bothers me, I would just like to check up on everything. Thanks!
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To update the PRL got to manage connections, mobile network options, then press your BB menu key and you will see the option.
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I must be missing something because when I try and do this nothing shows up on the menu. I'm probably overlooking something but right now I don't see anything regarding PRL.
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I tried following those directions & don't get the PRL option either.
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on Verizon dial *228 and use option 2. It will update your PRL I believe.
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Thanks deo59, my instructions where for a Sprint Tour
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"go to manage connections" - this is incorrect

go to Options, then Mobile Network, and the rest of the instructions will work just fine.
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Options -> Mobile Network -> Menu button -> Update Preferred List will update your PRL.
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