: In VZ Access Manager, in the menu bar select "About VZ Access manager" from the "Help" menu ("VZAccess Manager" menu on Mac).
Your EVDO modem does automatically "know" to add new towers to its PRL, so it is highly recommended that you manually update your PRL monthly so that you can ensure that your EVDO device is always able to connect to the currently available EVDO towers.
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Earlier Tuesday, Sprint posted a narrower-than-expected loss and hiked its earnings forecast for the current fiscal year.
Claure and CFO Tarek Robbiati said that the company is eyeing a variety of options of where to place its network gear including placing equipment on rooftops, public right-of-ways and existing poles as well as newly erected poles.
All Verizon and Sprint EVDO modems have a Preferred Roaming List (or PRL) embedded in the card.
This list tells your card which towers to look for when establishing connection, including towers from other carriers that Sprint/Verizon has roaming agreements with.
Re/code reported earlier this month that Sprint is working with upstart networking company Mobilitie on an unorthodox network approach that sees the company relying on small cells as well as in-between “mini-macro” towers in an effort to improve quality even as it cuts costs.
The company is also looking to reduce the amount it pays rivals AT&T and Verizon to carry data from the towers back to the network, what is known in the industry as backhaul.
At the same time, Claure promised that the effort would allow Sprint to reach its goal of “network parity or superiority” over the next two years. The company has already started putting up small cells, but Claure said Sprint won’t say where or how many, adding that such information would help only its competitors.
Robbiati said that the company’s recent results show it can indeed cut costs and improve its network at the same time.
“That is exactly what we are doing,” he said on the conference call.