Updating your verizon phone
Especially older devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3.
What's most cost effective for Trac Fone is not always what's best for you as the end user.Trac Fone and its sister brands NET10, and Straight Talk, do not have their own networks.They're Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) that buy wholesale minutes, texts and data from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and over a dozen smaller regional networks.* We back our products with a 60-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!* All products being returned must be issued an RMA number before they are returned.Straight Talk and Net10 also have smartphones that run on the Sprint, Verizon and AT&T networks.Each phone has a home network that's either AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon.So if you have a phone whose home network is T-Mobile and you are in an area where T-Mobile has spotty coverage, the phone will refuse to roam on AT&T even if AT&T has a better signal. Which network a given Trac Fone, NET10 or Straight Talk phone is homed on depends on the market it's sold in.Trac Fone companies seem to prefer selling T-Mobile homed phones, followed by Verizon with AT&T as a last resort.If your phone’s PRL is up to date, your phone will be in the best possible position for roaming networks.A Hands Free Activation encompasses both a Profile and a PRL update, as well as a Firmware check on most phones.