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Hi Guys, I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I have a Sprint Iphone5 which I THOUGHT would have the ability to roam on Verizon's network when I'm not inside Sprints native coverage. Occasionally I travel to my friends hoods in Salem NY 12865 & another friends hood Arlington VT 05250. Both of these areas have native Verizon coverage, no Sprint. In the past I have been able to visit both neighborhoods with my old Sanyo Sprint handset and the phone would switch to digital roaming (Verizon) no issues. I spent some time in both of these areas this past weekend with my Sprint Iphone5 and I had no service the entire time. I don't understand this because my friends who have Verizon phones had full signal strength and my phone didn't register Extended Network at all. My current PRL is 31100. Any ideas guys? I always just figured that where there was a Sprint or Verizon tower I'd be covered... Guess not. Any Info is greatly appreciated! Thanks , Jim

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If I remember right that odd 31100 or whatever prl did not have any roaming in it. It is more like a default prl that the device comes with used for provisioning only. It should update to the 51095 for the iphone5 which has 1x vzw roaming in most areas where available.

 

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I forgot to add in my post that yes I do have roaming enabled, my bad for not clarifying that. Thank you. Digiblur... I think I Love you! I was really hoping you would chime in. Much respect, I've read online that you are THE MAN for this so THANK YOU for the info. I suspected 31100 was some generic PRL because I JUST had my phone swapped for a power button issue. My sis has same phone but lives in AZ and SHE HAS PRL 51095. Digiblur you TOTALLY ROCK I hope I can repay you for your help. I was so bummed thinking I was stuck with that PRL. Now I just have to figure how to update it. Going to call Sprint tech support. Thanks SO VERY MUCH!

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I forgot to add in my post that yes I do have roaming enabled, my bad for not clarifying that. Thank you. Digiblur... I think I Love you! I was really hoping you would chime in. Much respect, I've read online that you are THE MAN for this so THANK YOU for the info. I suspected 31100 was some generic PRL because I JUST had my phone swapped for a power button issue. My sis has same phone but lives in AZ and SHE HAS PRL 51095. Digiblur you TOTALLY ROCK I hope I can repay you for your help. I was so bummed thinking I was stuck with that PRL. Now I just have to figure how to update it. Going to call Sprint tech support. Thanks SO VERY MUCH!

 

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