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How can you tell which network you are roaming on when not on the
Sprint network? Anytime I roam it either says "Digital Roam" or "Analog
Roam" but never tells me which network I'm actually using. I have a
Sanyo RL-7300, but have not had the chance to use it while roaming
since I purchased it...before the 7300 I had the Sanyo 8100. Will the
newer phone display which network I'm actually using?
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    Airic wrote:

    > Sanyo RL-7300, but have not had the chance to use it while roaming
    > since I purchased it...before the 7300 I had the Sanyo 8100. Will the
    > newer phone display which network I'm actually using?

    Nope.


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    Dial 611 and listen. Occasionally it might need to be "*611".
    It's always been a free call for me whenever I've used that.

    "Airic" <AiricAnderson@aol.com> wrote in message news:1110726699.360849.120760@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > How can you tell which network you are roaming on when not on the
    > Sprint network? Anytime I roam it either says "Digital Roam" or "Analog
    > Roam" but never tells me which network I'm actually using. I have a
    > Sanyo RL-7300, but have not had the chance to use it while roaming
    > since I purchased it...before the 7300 I had the Sanyo 8100. Will the
    > newer phone display which network I'm actually using?
    >
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    John R. Copeland wrote:
    > Dial 611 and listen. Occasionally it might need to be "*611".
    > It's always been a free call for me whenever I've used that.

    May or may not be reliable. I know that on Verizon, if you roam on Alltel,
    Alltel passes your *611 call to VZW because their systems are tightly
    integrated. Don't know about any of Sprint's roaming partners.

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    Steve Sobol wrote:
    > John R. Copeland wrote:
    >
    >> Dial 611 and listen. Occasionally it might need to be "*611".
    >> It's always been a free call for me whenever I've used that.
    >
    >
    > May or may not be reliable. I know that on Verizon, if you roam on
    > Alltel, Alltel passes your *611 call to VZW because their systems are
    > tightly integrated. Don't know about any of Sprint's roaming partners.
    >

    I've dialed 611 and heard recordings that I'm using US Cellular and
    Verizon. In Canada, Bell Canada had its act together and passed me back
    to Sprint Customer Service.

    Back to the original question, your phone is capable of displaying the
    SID (System ID) of the network it's using, and then when you're back at
    a computer (not from your handset) you can look up the SID on one of
    several lists on the Web.

    On my Samsung A680, I can press Menu > 8-settings > 9-Phone Info >
    4-Advanced, and it displays the SID, the Channel, the Technology
    (Digital or Analog) and the Frequency (1.9GHz or 800MHz).

    According to its manual, the Sanyo RL-7300 has Menu > 9-Phone Info >
    4-Advanced. Try it and see what it says. Let us know.

    If that doesn't work, you can put the phone into Field Debug mode to see
    the SID and several other numbers describing the connection. On most
    recent Sanyos, it's like this
    #, #, 0, 4, 0, 7, 9, 3, Menu/OK, Save Phone #
    Unfortunately, on many Sanyos it only shows useful information when
    you're on a call, not when the phone is idle. To get out of Field Debug
    mode, repeat the key sequence, or power the phone off and on. I don't
    know how the SID is shown, but while you're on Sprint's network, look
    for a number like 04xxx. For instance, in San Francisco, Sprint is
    04183. You can see lots of Sprint PCS SIDs on the Mountain Wireless list.

    Here are some SID lists. Sometimes the provider is listed as a common
    name, others are listed as an unfamilar, limited partnership name.

    http://www.mountainwireless.com/sid.htm
    http://www.bit0.com/txt/telecom/cell-sidh.txt
    http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/spcs.html

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680
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