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Will updating firmware or db improve reception? (6200)

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by dwdw, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. dwdw

    dwdw New Member

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    My neighborhood is nearly a dead zone (or is it that huge ham antenna next door?), so I was wondering if a firmware/database update would improve reception? (AT&T)
    I have same problem with a Sony Ericsson t68i, which is only gsm 1900).

    Thanks
     
  2. rich6880

    rich6880 Senior Member
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    Firware updates will change the performance of your phone. They are made available, to correct deficiencies that have been reported regarding a particular phone. You will have to conatact your provider to determine what changes can be expected if you avail yourself to the updates that are currently available for your phone.
     
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    Thanks Richard.
    Do they normally charge for firmware upgrades?
    (ATT)
     
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    rich6880 Senior Member
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    First, let me welcome you to our Forum, the best place to go for information.

    No there is no charge for upgrades. It will take about 45 minutes, plus waiting time.

    Listen carefully;after a phone is made available, to the general public, deficiencies in the phone may develop. Mabe, the rings are not loud enough or the vibrate mode does not work etc. When the manufacturers learns of these problems, they will issues a firmware update. In a very small minority of cases, the firmware actually damages the phone. In extreme cases the phone will be "fried". In other cases, the phone receiving the update does not even need it. I suggest that you check the site below, you may be able to determine if an upgrade is necessary. At a minimum the site will tell you, if your phone even has any updates.

    http://www.vzwinfo.com/index.php
     
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    Do you just call customer service for upgraded firmware?
     
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    You must bring the phone into your local company (provider) store. These are not PRL's that can be done over the phone.
     
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