Originally Posted by wangta01
Ok, so this will make it so that we can roam on the extended network? Stupid question - if we don't do this *22899, we won't be able to roam? (sorry if this seems obvious, just want to make sure I'm understanding this)
you do the *22899 to initially register your phone on the VZW network, if you don't it won't work. They do this in the store or have you do it if buying a phone via mail. It is recommended to do this on a monthy basis to update the preferred roaming list. So that when you are roaming, you are using preferred VZW extended network. If you don't do it regularly, you can and will still roam, but just may not be able to access a network that was recently added since you last updated your PRL. Clear as mud? Hope this answers your question.