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PRL 50110 Bug - May want to wait before buying

pgens

Oct 17, 2003, 1:57 PM
I wrote a glowing review previously and still think it is a great phone, but there is an annoying software glitch potential buyer should be aware of.

As of PRL 50110, the front LCD flashes the word "Verizon" and the clock dissapears. "Verizon" will show for a few seconds, then pop off, then pop back on again. This is annoying if you rely on your front LCD to show you the time/date because you may have to sit and wait for the word "Verizon" to go away.

Hopefully this is something that will be correctable via software update.
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beekatt

Oct 17, 2003, 7:49 PM
While I wish the flashing "Verizon Wireless" banner weren't there, I do not think it's a software glitch. According to Verizon tech support it's the ERI (Enhanced Roaming Indicator) that's causing this. It tells you when you are and are not in a Verizon service area. It's meant to help you manage your home minutes better. Most phones only show this on the inside lcd, however Audiovox decided to put in on the outside lcd too.

I still think it's a great phone.

Brian Surprised
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kerdis

Oct 19, 2003, 7:25 PM
i agree with beekatt; it doesnt seem like this is a software bug, although it is pretty annoying. This is one of the very few things that I dont like about this phone, and even this is just a small annoyance Smile
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angel 2180

Oct 19, 2003, 9:50 PM
Just to let you know and all verizion phone now have the verizon flash across your phone , it is to let you know you ar enot going to be nilled for roaming it has nothing to do with this phone or or the prl update
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pgens

Oct 21, 2003, 9:36 AM
angel 2180 said:
Just to let you know and all verizion phone now have the verizon flash across your phone , it is to let you know you ar enot going to be nilled for roaming it has nothing to do with this phone or or the prl update


All ERI-capable phones show the proper roaming indicator when roaming and will show Verizon Wireless on the main screen, but I have seen no other phone that flashes "Verizon" on the outside LCD (which is the issue of this thread). VX-4400 doesn't, CDM-9500 doesn't, Kyoceras don't... not sure where you're getting that one. The 8600 software passes the ERI info to the front LCD.
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saxonw

Oct 26, 2003, 2:58 PM
you can temporarily turn if off:
1: menu
2: settings
3: system
4: nam settings
5: set ::auto NAM:: to yes


you have to set auto name to no and then back to yes next time u turn ur phone off... but i since i leave it on most of the time it works
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Screwball

Jan 27, 2004, 10:48 AM
Thank you very much for the posting on how to take the verizon banner off of the front of the phone. I really like this phone and that was the only drawback.

Scott
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Screwball

Jan 29, 2004, 12:40 PM
Another question I have is when you do this with the banner does it deplete your battery faster then normal. Please reply and let me know.
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MnMnIA

Nov 11, 2003, 1:48 PM
To change the banner flashing and just show the time on the outside LCD do the following:

1. Press the upper left soft key (ie the one with the "..." on it).
2. Press 6, 2, 2, 1
3. Press OK key, to edit Banner
4. Type in a banner (puts it on the inside LCD screen), up to 32 characters.
5. Press the OK key to save.

I did this 20 min ago and the time is there always. I even turned it off and back on and just the time appears, no VZW banner.
Now if someone could figure out how to get rid of the annoying turn on/off sound we'd have it made in the shade!
Cheers, MnM Very Happy
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pgens

Nov 17, 2003, 8:55 AM
No one on HowardForums with PRL 50113 has been able to duplicate with success of this procedure.
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funnytube

Nov 23, 2003, 9:07 PM
pgens said:
No one on HowardForums with PRL 50113 has been able to duplicate with success of this procedure.


I just got this phone and also tried the idea MnMnIA suggested to change the banner flashing; with no results. Sad

First imressions- neat little phone; better that my ol' LG-510.
Nice to have a cool little phone with analog for the hill-ey SF bay area!

-funnytube
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Heather52800

Dec 19, 2003, 2:25 PM
Where can I find the PRL on the phone?

Thanks!
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