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Old 11-24-2009, 03:41 PM
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Someone with more knowledge please explain

I need someone with more knowledge to please explain this to me. I live in Northwest Iowa and Verizon recently purchased Alltel in my area. So my question is this... If Alltel was currently EvDO and both Verizon and Alltel are CDMA why do I not get 3G on my phone. I know there have been several posts about stuck in 1x Land but I don't know if that is my issue. If I drive 8 miles to the east of where I live I get 3G on my phone and it works great. As soon as I get home I can watch it switch to 1x and there I stay.

So I thought that my PRL was the issue and I tried switching it to a Verizon PRL but it constantly switches back to a Hybrid PRL. I am assuming I am connecting to an Alltel tower or a US Cellular tower but both of them are EvDO, I would think I should be able to get 3G. Am I looking at this all wrong? Is there a more complicated answer to this? I just don't get it.

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:41 PM
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Re: Someone with more knowledge please explain

Try going into settings, all settings, personal, phone then go to the network tab and enable CDMA only.

Also make sure that your data connection is turned on in your comm manager.

I have also noticed that my phone does not connect to data while connected to the computer.. im not sure why it does that but i think i enabled it to use the computers connection somehow lol.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:01 PM
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Re: Someone with more knowledge please explain

thanks for the reply. Yes CDMA only is what I have selected as well as data connections are on.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:28 PM
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Re: Someone with more knowledge please explain

You're not in a 3g coverage area.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:32 PM
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Re: Someone with more knowledge please explain

Looks like you're not in a 3G coverage area. I'd call tech support.

Look here also, Verizon Users Getting Stuck in 1X --- PLEASE READ!
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:17 PM
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I need someone with more knowledge to please explain this to me. I live in Northwest Iowa and Verizon recently purchased Alltel in my area. So my question is this... If Alltel was currently EvDO and both Verizon and Alltel are CDMA why do I not get 3G on my phone. I know there have been several posts about stuck in 1x Land but I don't know if that is my issue. If I drive 8 miles to the east of where I live I get 3G on my phone and it works great. As soon as I get home I can watch it switch to 1x and there I stay.

So I thought that my PRL was the issue and I tried switching it to a Verizon PRL but it constantly switches back to a Hybrid PRL. I am assuming I am connecting to an Alltel tower or a US Cellular tower but both of them are EvDO, I would think I should be able to get 3G. Am I looking at this all wrong? Is there a more complicated answer to this? I just don't get it.

Thanks for your time.
Honestly not sure if this will do you much good but some reviews say it works and some youtube videos also show it works... check this out. you can stick it inside your phone under the battery, etc.. and for only $2 it might be worth it..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...6C9WPPSZ7JK6RT
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Those antenna strips really aren't much help. I tried it on my Diamond last year and didn't notice any difference. I'm sure that it depends on the individual and where it's at. Just my 1 1/2 cent on that.
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Re: Someone with more knowledge please explain

you can go to any corporate verizon store and have them put in a "hybrid PRL" this will allow your phone to use the alltel towers until the equipment conversion is completely finished. however you will not be able to do the *228 option anymore because OTA programming wipes out the manual programming. this has really helped people in areas where alltel primarily had better service than verizon.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:07 AM
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You might try mobilespeedtest.com from your Imagio just to confirm what's going on. I'm in NY, and my bandwidth varies from 215kbps to 1000kbps even though my status bar displays the 3G icon.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:50 AM
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Re: Someone with more knowledge please explain

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you can go to any corporate verizon store and have them put in a "hybrid PRL" this will allow your phone to use the alltel towers until the equipment conversion is completely finished. however you will not be able to do the *228 option anymore because OTA programming wipes out the manual programming. this has really helped people in areas where alltel primarily had better service than verizon.
What is the "hybrid PRL" to which you refer? Does it work with all Verizon phones? My daughters have an Envy Touch and a Samsung Rogue. Their mom lives very close to an Alltel tower. The nearest Verizon tower gives them pretty dodgy reception.
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