Of course this is not in every case, but we at Tower Genius have sure seen our share of Sprint cell sites not in compliance with their leases.
At the end of the day, both you and Sprint need to abide by the terms of the lease.
So if you’re an i Phone 7 or i Phone 7 Plus user who’s experienced wonky cell service over the course of the last month, check for an over-the-air software update.
Update PM ET, October 17th: Clarified that the i Phone 7's cellular connectivity issues have been occurring with other CDMA-based carriers.
So toggling the "Enable LTE" function to "Data Only" in the settings panel seemed to temporarily solve the issue, according to .
There is also the possibility that the issue stems from a fundamental flaw with how the i Phone 7 using i OS 10 interacts with any CDMA-based network, which includes those of Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and numerous other international carriers.
This will bring up the diagnostic info about your device, including your current PRL version: To update to the latest PRL, simply select "Activate" from the "Tools" menu (activating your modem will require you to enter your activation code - if you don't know this, you can call Sprint to find out what it is [or 3Gstore if you ordered from us!In 2013, following the shutdown of the Nextel network and concurrent with the acquisition by Soft Bank, the company returned to using simply Sprint Corporation.In July 2013, as part of the Soft Bank transactions, Sprint acquired the remaining shares of wireless broadband carrier Clearwire Corporation which it did not already own.If you have an older i Phone, you won’t see the update pop up. But i Phone 7 owners began complaining late last month and well into October about the device randomly dropping its LTE signal or showing a "No Service" icon when attempting to use Google Maps or Waze.This appears to be an issue mainly with how the phone interacted with Verizon’s network, and some users have theorized that it had to do with how the telecom handles transmitting voice and cellular data simultaneously.The company continues to be one of the largest long distance providers in the United States.Prior to 2005, the company was also known as the Sprint Corporation, but took the name Sprint Nextel Corporation when it merged with Nextel Communications that year.As new EVDO towers are installed or new roaming agreements are reached, your PRL will become out of date because it won't know to hunt for these new towers.You may be in an EVDO area, but if your card doesn't have the tower in the list, it won't know to attempt to connect to the new tower!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.Need help determining which version PRL you have and updating to the latest version?