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Secret Settings-Force Call

Discussion in 'LG Electronics' started by rich6880, May 2, 2004.

  1. rich6880

    rich6880 Senior Member
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    Can someone tell me the purpose of force call (menu-0-oooo-force call) and what the default setting should be?
     
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    Force is used by technicians to make sure that your test call goes on whichever part of the cell you want, it defaults to 1X (that's why there's no P_REV 6). It allows the tech to check the other compatibilities on the cell. It doesn't do anything unless you select one and hit OK. Ignore it.
     
  3. Trojan

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    I must say that when I select P_REV 3 or 4 on my VX 6000, I get a better reception in some areas. The phone displays D instead of 1X.
    The other night I was walking on one of the streets in my neighborhood where my old Motorola V 60c had full signal.The VX 6000 would go to No Network but as soon as I forced it to P_Rev 3, I got the full signal.
    Go figure!
     
  4. SQFreak

    SQFreak Moto's Not So Bad Anymore
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    That doesn't make much sense; the phone should make an attempt to kick down to IS-95 if it doesn't see 1xRTT/CDMA2000/IS-2000. Should, no guarantees.

    Basically, what that means is that that particular tower that served that street hasn't yet been upgraded to 1xRTT for some reason...or maybe something else weird.
     
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    I've had this fight with Verizon for a while now. Sometimes in software, they do not properly set the cell boundaries. This causes me to be able to switch REV's and see different cell sites and cell sectors. Much to their credit, they just fixed a horrible problem I was having with a 1X sector that was 20db down from another cell, but the phone scanned over to it. I called and talked to Verizon CS, and someone actually gave the information to the techs. I was quite amazed.

    You have to remember, it's not like analog where the phone scans when you start running out of signal. There are software boundaries, and depending on the loading (number of calls) on the cell, it can actually shrink a little (but not 20db). :cool:
     
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    I have a vx6000 and isnt it a Dual phone, meaning it doesnt use more than one band?i seem to lose service even though there is a tower about 2000 ft from my house, i dont like this phone...it loses service to easily:( ....im stuck w/it for about 1 1/2 years still:/ o well i could get a new phone somewhere!!

    :D
     
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    any other "codes" for LG VX6000??if so what are they and what do they do?:confused:
     
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  8. Tony E!

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    codes? to get into the service menu you only need one code..
     
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    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
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    I am not quite sure what you mean. The Vx6000 is all digital but it is a dual band, meaning either 850 or 1900.Mhz. You can force your phone to choose one band over the other. It's too bad you don't like the phone, I had the phone for the second longest time (10 months)and really liked it. Infact for me it had better reception than the VX 7000 that I now have.
     
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    yeah im happy for you, but i lost service to easily and now it has a faint beeping noise in the background while im on the phone so im in the procces of geting this taken care of, i hope i get a upgrade because why get the same phone if its gunna keep happening?so maybe ill get the VX6100?
     
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    Try the 6100, but I'm personally not a great fan of it...be sure to try it well within your trial period to make sure it works well for you.
     
  12. twood2800

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    why?is it the look?if it is i have to agree i think the Verizon Wireless one is butt ugly
    on the other hand the US Cellular phone is NICE because they have diffrent face plates..

    any one have sug. service wise?
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    Wisconsin=Cheeseheads:D
     
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  13. Andy

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    Are you looking for a different phone or carrier? I don't understand your last question.
    The 6100 has gotten some bad reviews reception wise compared to other phones.
     
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    I too had the 6100. Very disappointed. In fact I just trade it in (actually it was my 2nd one. Took 1st one back due to reception problems, dropped calls. 2nd one -no better) for the motorol v 276. Very good phone. camera not great, but don't really care about a camera. Reception is great.
     
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    what i meant by the last question was does anyone have any phones that US Cellular carries that get good reception wise.
     
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    bassicly everyone that has this phone has Verizon, I have US Cellular..my friends that have this phone have US Cellular too, they seem to be having great service with it...with my VX6000 i will drop most my calls in my house and outside, i lose most in the kitchen, thats were i use my phone most. if this one doesnt work (6100) then we have some extra phones but they arent NEARLY as good as the 6100. They may have more tpwers were i am since i live near my capital city and so that maybe why my friends have good service i donno about my 6K.
     
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