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    Anyone else noticed a difference in cell strength/roaming vs the 600?

    My house is almost at the epicenter between 3 Sprint cells (according to their map). I never had a great signal with the 600, but the 650 is constantly roaming here. I guess I will have to disable roaming and only enable it when needed, but I'm not 100% happy with that idea. Anyone else seeing issues like this?
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    I would consider the coverage between my 600 and 650 to be almost identical, but the 650 slightly and I mean slightly has a bit better signal. YMMV I guess.
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    My signal is great, but when roaming, I cannot place calls. My phone acts like it dials, then returns to the keypad screen. I roam a lot and have only placed 1 successful roaming call out of hundreds of attempts.

    I tried 911 and it STILL didn't dial when on roaming (w/full signal). Sprint told me to take it into a store and have it tested. LOL. That's the canned answer for everything.

    Anyhow, the Sprint signal in my home is very weak. The 650 does a great job of holding that one bar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericshmerick
    My signal is great, but when roaming, I cannot place calls. My phone acts like it dials, then returns to the keypad screen. I roam a lot and have only placed 1 successful roaming call out of hundreds of attempts.

    I tried 911 and it STILL didn't dial when on roaming (w/full signal). Sprint told me to take it into a store and have it tested. LOL. That's the canned answer for everything.

    Anyhow, the Sprint signal in my home is very weak. The 650 does a great job of holding that one bar...
    Talk to Sprint. I had the exact same problem, AND I could recieve, but not make, outgoing roaming calls. They had to "correct" my account so it worked in and out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTampa
    Anyone else noticed a difference in cell strength/roaming vs the 600?

    My house is almost at the epicenter between 3 Sprint cells (according to their map). I never had a great signal with the 600, but the 650 is constantly roaming here. I guess I will have to disable roaming and only enable it when needed, but I'm not 100% happy with that idea. Anyone else seeing issues like this?
    Where did you find a map that shows the location of their towers? I would love to find one for T-Mobile.
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    They both have very similar signal strength. I have noticed that as soon as the 600 gets into a Sprint coverage area it switches over almost immediately with the 650 it takes awhile to switch to Sprints coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDot
    Where did you find a map that shows the location of their towers? I would love to find one for T-Mobile.
    http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/co...towermaps.html
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    Thanks JoeTampa. This helped me confirm that one of the towers near my house is a Sprint tower.
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    I am having this exact problem when roaming (phone does not dial). I have talked to Sprint many times to no avail, anybody have anything specific I can ask Sprint to do to fix this?
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    I have noticed slightly better coverage with my 650, particularly inside my home, which is in a marginal area.
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    My Treo will not make roam outgoing calls as well. It will receive calls but not successfully make outgoing calls.

    Sprint has not answers. Any help from Palm One?

    Russ
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    Hi rtanger,

    I was actually making some progress with Sprint, when the strangest thing happened. I was out of town for three days and when I got back I had Sprint coverage at and near my house, where before it was only questionable roaming coverage. Go figure.

    Anyway, I think your best bet is to get the Sprint support people to transfer you to the Treo specialists. They should be aware of the issue, because when I called they said they were giving a heads up to the other Treo techs. They said they were opening a 'software' ticket, but I never bothered calling back to test it because now wherever I go I have Sprint coverage, so I can't really test anything.

    Who knows, maybe the Sprint cells were half activated or something and the Treo was not dealing with that situation properly.

    Sorry I can't help more,

    Alec

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