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Roaming In the NW

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Steve B, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Steve B

    Steve B Bronze Senior Member
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    I have always been able to force my phone to roam when needed here in Seattle. Now, on both of my lines, I am unable to do so. Both of my lines use the M520. Does anyone know if Sprint recently started blocking roaming in Western Washington or if its a handset issue? I also emailed eCare but, I wanted to check here too.
     
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    Actually, I seemed to have solved the mystery myself. I was finally able to get my phone to roam. The M520 appears to be completely buggy. Force roaming doesn't always work, the Key Guard will sometimes still be in effect even though you have it turned off. What a shame......
     
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    If you can I would suggest getting another phone.
     
  4. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Most new phones when they first come out have bugs. Maybe they will fix it soon with a firmware update.
     
  5. Steve B

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    How new is the M520 to Sprint's lineup?
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I thought it was just a couple of weeks old. Maybe 3 weeks at the most.
     
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    Three sounds about right. The M520 came out just before I got my Katana II.
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I'm once again looking at the Katana 2. Not sure if I will keep the Rumor. I'll be deciding for sure in the next couple of days.
     
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    Larry-
    I know this has been said before but why not email or call sprint and see if they can get you the same deal on your current vision and SMS and go to Power Vision and SMS. I mean I think you would enjoy the selection of phones and features of power vision phones much more. Just a thought, I can just see that there are not many choices on vision phones.
     
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    I think of the problems I'm having with the Rumor is just a defect with this phone. I'm going to swap it out sometime this week for another and hopefully get a better one.

    BTW, sorry for taking this off topic.
     
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    For what it's worth the Katana II doesn't do too well in fringe areas. If you're in an urban area or in a city I'm sure it would be OK. It is one of the few phones that doesn't say "roaming" but rather says "Sprint" when you are roaming. The only indication you are roaming is the blue triangle but other phones with the blue triangle will still say "digital roaming."
     
  12. larry

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    I actually decided against the Katana II because the keypad didn't feel right to me.
     

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