He won the Origins Award for Attack Vector: Tactical, a board game about space combat.
Updating the cell phone tower on your phone requires that you update the PRL (Preferred Roaming List) on your device.
For example; should a subscriber travel beyond their cell phone company's transmitter range, their cell phone would automatically hop onto another phone company's service, if available.
Using another phone company's service can be done by using the subscriber identity in the visited network.
Fortunately, it's possible to force your phone to clear the tower locations stored in memory and query the nearest towers for a signal update.
Ken Burnside has been writing freelance since 1990, contributing to publications as diverse as "Pyramid" and "Training & Simulations Journal." A Microsoft MVP in Excel, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alaska.
In wireless telecommunications, Roaming is a general term referring to the ability for a cellular customer to automatically make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services, including home data services, when travelling outside the geographical coverage area of the home network, by means of using a visited network.Select option "2" to update the PRL on your cell phone. AT&T is one of the most recognizable wireless carriers throughout the United States and boasts many innovative mobile devices such as the i Phone.Although these user/network scenarios focus on roaming from GSM Network Operator's network(s), clearly roaming can be bi-directional, i.e. Traditional roaming in networks of the same standard, e.g.from a WLAN to a WLAN or a GSM network to a GSM network, has already been described above and is likewise defined by the foreignness of the network based on the type of subscriber entry in the home subscriber register.However, its service can become scarce in some areas.Usually, when this occurs, AT&T automatically routes your cell phone signal to another wireless carrier's tower with better signal strength. If you would like to update the roaming capabilities on your mobile phone, you will need to enable this service and update your phone's connection.Because roaming agreements are constantly changing and new towers are added all the time, it's important to keep this list up to date.For most CDMA carriers (including Verizon), you can update your PRL by dialing *228 and selecting the appropriate option.Roaming is technically supported by mobility management, authentication, authorization and accounting billing procedures (known as AAA or 'triple A').Roaming is divided into "SIM-based roaming" and "Username/password-based roaming", whereby the technical term "roaming" also encompasses roaming between networks of different network standards, e.g. Device equipment and functionality, such as SIM card capability, antenna and network interfaces, and power management, determine the access possibilities.