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Note 3 vs LG G2, Off-Network Roaming difference


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When viewing data coverage on Sprint's maps, I noticed that areas marked with the light purple for 'off network roaming' when I have chosen the Note 3 (or no device, or most devices) as my device disappear to white 'no coverage' when viewed for the G2.

 

Can anyone explain this?

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When viewing data coverage on Sprint's maps, I noticed that areas marked with the light purple for 'off network roaming' when I have chosen the Note 3 (or no device, or most devices) as my device disappear to white 'no coverage' when viewed for the G2.

 

Can anyone explain this?

This is definitely a Digiblur question, but from what I know, the Note 3 has a different PRL (Preferred Roaming List) that tells the hardware which cellular site it connects to.  The G2 and Note 3 have differences in their PRLs that affect roaming, according to that map.

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The difference is staggering. I've noticed weird coverage maps for roaming before but this is extreme. I hope its an error.

It is staggering and very disconcerting, especially from the TriBand wunderphone. I assume/hope that they just don't have all the data in for the phone yet, but it's still weird since it deviates from *no* phone being chosen.

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This is definitely a Digiblur question, but from what I know, the Note 3 has a different PRL (Preferred Roaming List) that tells the hardware which cellular site it connects to. The G2 and Note 3 have differences in their PRLs that affect roaming, according to that map.

It should still have data roaming though. I don't recall the few folks with the G2 saying what version PRL it had but I would bet this is an error on the map.

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