To update a Verizon phone, the star symbol followed by the number 228 should be dialed from a Verizon phone.
Once it has been updated for optimal service, a phone will work to its best capabilities.
Tri-mode or all-digital equipment with Verizon Wireless most current preferred roaming list is required.
The phone may change towers that the signal is drawn from, and the phone may begin to go into a roaming mode when it is too far from the home tower.
Roaming can cost the user more money, but a phone that has not switched to a roaming mode may not be functioning properly.
The actual update can take up to two minutes, but will not cost the caller any airtime minutes.
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