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Updating coverage area for verizon

The same thing is done today with certain CDMA Android phones, and usually ends up with the same result -- a letter from your carrier telling you it's been nice having you as a customer, but it's time to part ways.

To help contribute to our Verizon coverage map simply download the Android or i OS app from the banner above. The more you move around while you talk on the phone, the harder the phone has to work and the spottier your reception may be. If your reception doesn't improve, move on to the next step.Move to a higher floor in your house or building if one's available; even standing up can help.Use the Open Signal app to guide you to the locations with the strongest signal.Open Signal shows you the direction of the strongest Verizon cell tower signal and displays a map of cell towers near you.You can download Open Signal from the Apple App Store or Google Play, where it shows in search results as 3G 4G Wifi Maps and Speed Test.

Verizon adds and changes cell phone towers periodically, especially in large urban areas.

PRL stands for Preferred Roaming List and is a database used in CDMA (think Sprint and Verizon here) phones.

It's built and provided by your carrier, and used when your phone is connecting to the tower.

One way to improve your reception is to move somewhere with fewer obstacles between you and the cell tower.

Even if you don't know the direction to the nearest Verizon cell tower, three simple actions can improve your Verizon signal when you're on a phone call.

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