Verizon updating evdo
That’ll cost you an arm and a leg; an occasional You Tube is just fine.There are devices available which let you use one VZW access card and account to provide Wi Fi coverage to your whole house (or at least a good part of it) so all of your computers can be online without having a separate account for each one of them. I think I’m auditioning to replace the nerd in the VZW commercial who goes around asking “Can you hear me now? However, if up to now all you had available was dialup or satellite, it’s extremely unlikely you’re doing anything like 5 gig a month or will even want to soon.But don’t try to use this service for looking at full length high-def videos.Just in case some people do not know, there should be a new PRL update if anyone hasn't checked in a while.
All Verizon and Sprint EVDO modems have a Preferred Roaming List (or PRL) embedded in the card.Why they’re not advertising this more is beyond me.I’m giving them a plug here because they are at least a short-term fix for many people in rural areas who, up until now, had no option but satellite (My VZW phone first started showing the presence of EVDO about six months ago both here on nerd hill and at friends’ houses in places as remote as Bear Swamp.I could log into the admin pages (Mi Fi hotspot) and disconnect then reconnect and it would usually come back to EVDO.
But recently, I began having a lot of downshifts to 1x RTT and was seeing a much weaker signal (-90dbm range). There is only one 3g capable tower within my reach and according to T. last year, a part of the problem was when that signal deteriorated enough, my modem would find another tower in the opposite direction that was 1x RTT only. I'm in a fringe area and have to jump through some hoops to get a decent signal (external antenna & booster), but I usually get in the area of -70dbm. Answer: No, once assigned a hybrid PRL, the system will update to another hybrid PRL. So, what can anyone tell me about hybrid PRL's and how permanent the assignment might be.