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Motorola Photon 4G / Electrify


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won't roam on Verizon from Spring?


Oct 25, 2011, 3:47 AM
Had this phone now for about 3 weeks- coming off HTC Evo Shift. Wanted bigger screen, etc.

I've noticed though, that this phone doesn't seem to want to roam onto Verizon's network from Sprint. I dive an area in LA called "Beverly Glen" (for those of you who aren't familiar) 2x/day back and forth from work. Sprint's coverage in the middle of the canyon there is particularly bad and on my HTC Shift, the little roaming triangle would come up and I'd be able to talk on Verizon's network for that portion of the Canyon where Sprint had little to no coverage.

Same route with this phone and all I get are "no bars- I don't get "no service" so I think the phone is staying locked onto a very weak (probably echoing) Sprint Signal but it never seem...

Oct 25, 2011, 3:47 AM
**Title- Meant "Sprint" Embarassed

Nov 21, 2011, 6:56 PM
This may not be very helpful but I'll throw it out there.
Did you update your PRL file?

Dec 13, 2011, 9:21 PM
Many times Crying or Very sad
It clearly just doesn't work- overall the Sprint Radio reception is better than every other Sprint phone I've had, and so maybe it just hangs on to the Sprint signal when other wouldn't but I've side by side tested it in areas where I know the Sprint signal is poor and, for example, my old HTC EVO Shift would switch to Verizon's network and the Photon won't.

Jan 28, 2012, 3:11 PM
Did you call Sprint to ask them about it?

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