Updating verizon phone towers
I just learned from a chat line with Verizon that their own pre-paid plan service does not use their regular network, so if the phone is 4G, it will not work.However, that doesn't explain why the IPhone runs off the Verizon towers with Straight Talk.While you may see a carrier update pop up randomly on your i Phone, or a request to install one during a general i OS update, you can also manually check for these carrier updates on your own at any time.Carrier updates are usually quick and fairly inconsequential, though it’s still good policy to backup your i Phone before attempting to install one.This works the same on any cellular equipped i OS device, whether an i Phone or i Pad: The update screen looks something like this: Installing the carrier update will make your cellular service cycle off for a moment and then back on, so you won’t want to try to install the update while you’re transferring data or in an important conversation, whether though a call, SMS, i Message, or voice texting.Though these are usually pushed and installed onto your i Phone when you update i OS, if you haven’t seen a carrier update in quite some time, it can be a good idea to check every once in a while to see if one is available.
There’s about a dozen of problems I addressed in this post so if you emailed us before or currently bugged by a problem or two, try to skim through it to see if your concerns are among the ones I cited.
If your phone’s PRL is up to date, your phone will be in the best possible position for roaming networks.
A Hands Free Activation encompasses both a Profile and a PRL update, as well as a Firmware check on most phones.
If you’re ever having a problem with your phone that’s related to how it accesses the Ting network, updating your phone’s profile is the best place to start.
A PRL update provides your phone with the most up-to-date info regarding roaming and the roaming network.