(Point is, just because you see a new PRL #, it doesn't mean anything changed about roaming partners in your area.) The OP was pretty enthusiastic about how it dramatically affected his service, and there is plenty of mis-information on the internet ( see my post above for instance ) - but it should be important to point out that *228 (option 2) only affects roaming, not Verizon's own network.If the OP truly got better service, his phone must have started roaming immediately after the PRL update. eu1 It is highly probable that the VZW Tech who activated your phone in the store already did an "option 1".If the OP truly got better service, his phone must have started roaming immediately after the PRL update. In the years that I have been following (and moderating) forums related to cellular Internet connections, I have seen many instances of a PRL update switching a user from a slow 1x connection to a fast EVDO connection.
The downside is that updating your PRL may reduce your coverage if you happen to be in a divested coverage area though I think this is rare.Unfortunately, you can't do a PRL update once you wander into an Extended Network.It's not quite true that updating your PRL affects only roaming.I wasn't told about this until after I had my droid eris for about a month.if you dial *228 and select option 2 then set your phone down and let it do it's thing. It might have produced some benefit for you, but for most people it will do little or nothing, and can be detrimental if you don't know exactly what you are doing.These are almost always RVers, moving around the country, as you suggest.