There is a secret hidden within some of the documentation Verizon provides to its users that updates the phone’s internal list of cell phone towers. I scoured the Verizon Wireless web site for the code used to do this and found nothing. Eventually I located it on a folder that my local dealer included with the paperwork when I bought my phone.
Dialing *228 and selecting option 2 will provide this software update. Doing so will:
- Improve battery life
- Provide fewer dropped or blocked calls
- Provide clearer, crisp connections in even more areas across the United States
According to Verizon, you should do this every 3 months. The call is free and will work on virtually all Verizon phones such as the BlackBerry, Treo, LG, etc.