I just had to start using a cell just this month after x years of not using any cell at all. Using a phone from 2002 (Nokia 5185i) and trying to find out some information. My apologies if this doubles other threads, I did try searching, but most discussions are in the context of 'knowing what you're doing'. Basically: I 'roam' myself, going around to different cities in the region. The phone seems to not be updated in any way. This is a loaner from my parents who wouldn't know or care about such things as this. (the occasional weekend call, not much use otherwise) Do I: Just go to the Alltel place and tell them 'update my prl'? Too simple. I'm a techie. I want to play with dangerous things. I can get into the service mode, but afraid to commit to anything yet. Such as: Should I be adding SIDs to the optional list? Doing the prl update- over the phone, upload or at the store? The SID listing I found didn't even cover my home region, but.. is that covered under the PRL anyway? (updated or not) Things I don't want to do: screw up the phone. force it into expensive modes. Things I want to do: enter the regions I typically wander to so it's ready and able to adapt to the coverage in the most inexpensive manner (as cell phone plans go) and the way it searches seems to imply it's having some difficulty even staring right at a cell tower (probably a different provider in that case) Sorry if I seem clueless. Ask me a Mac/PC tech question, I'm fine. Cell settings are new territory for me.