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"Welcome to Verizon wireless" on my ATT phone?

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by KevinJames, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    "Welcome to Verizon wireless" on my ATT phone?

    Very odd:

    My wife and I and another couple were coming home from the Garlic Festival in Gilroy today. We came over 152 to hwy 5 and then north to Tracy.

    As we were coming up to Patterson my wife's phone (we both have Panasonic Allure phones) gave a beep notification for voicemail. She attempted to retreive it and got a message: "Welcome to Verizon Wireless. Your phone is not authorized....."

    Even though I didn't have a message waiting on my phone, I called voicemail to see if I got the same message. I didn't. It was also odd that my phone displayed ATT whereas her's displayed "roaming." I tried cycling the power on her phone to see if a re-registration would help. It didn't.

    Odd. Very odd.
     
  2. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    hmm you can receive voicemail notifications while roaming on Verizon's analog network while in California?

    You are lucky, my Caller ID won't even work when I'm roaming on Verizon's analog network in East TN and Southwest VA.
     
  3. ILUVSOCAL

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    Caller ID, VM notifications, and 1 way SMS all work on the Verizon analog network in California, at least in the former GTE areas. I go up to my sister's place in Willits a lot, which is still analog, and get all those features just fine. It does split the SMS into mulitple parts(i.e. 1 message gets chopped into 4 equal parts/messages), but works okay.
     
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  4. larry

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    I can receive voicemail notifications and caller ID while roaming on Verizon with my Sprint. [​IMG]
     
  5. ComicalMoodyDan

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    When I roam onto Verizon's analog network all my features all pretty much dead.

    No Caller ID, No Voicemail notifications, and no text messages. I rarely roam though so it's not a big deal, but still it would be nice if I had those features while in analog mode around here.
     
  6. KevinJames

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    But the whole point of interest here was:

    1. We both have the same phone.
    2. We both use ATT
    3. We were both in the same vehicle in the same location.
    4. I could call voicemail, she could not. I could place a call, she couldn't.
    5. My display read: "ATT" and her's read "Roaming."

    The only difference I know of between our two services is that she has a Modesto exchange where I have a Manteca exchange.
     
  7. ComicalMoodyDan

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    Sorry Kevin, we all seemed to have got off track here.

    How much of a AT&T signal was your phone picking up? I've noticed that sometimes even with the same phone their can be a slight difference in a signal. The only thing I can think of is your phone was barely holding on to a useable AT&T signal while your wife's was roaming.
     
  8. larry

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    Kevin,

    I have seen two of the exact same Sprint phones, (Kyocera 2255) where one will go into roaming a little bit faster than the other. They all will vary a little in my opinion.
     
  9. Jack

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    Where you in a bad area for coverage? How many bars of service did your phone have?

    Jack
     
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  10. KevinJames

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    Hi Jack,

    Highway 5 is the major interstate hwy going up and down CA. I and my wife both had full signal. (The Allure displays 5 bars when at full signal. But then most of know that the GUI is not a great indicator of true performance.)
     
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    Hmm... now that is odd. Her phone shouldn't have been roaming then.
     

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