How to read the coverage map -- Leadville, CO

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#1

Hi all…

I recently took a trip to Colorado, and prior to leaving I checked the coverage map and it looked like I’d at least have talk+text for most of the trip. In Denver I had solid LTE (dark green), but once I entered the light green area (Leadville, Buena Vista, Fairplay, etc.) I had zero coverage.

Am I reading the map wrong? Or is the map itself incorrect? I’m using a Moto G3 that’s a year or two old.


#2

So, the light green is roaming coverage where you should have talk and text available. The Moto G 3rd generation phone uses Sprint as the cellular partner. It’s possible that you have a Preferred Roaming List (PRL) that could benefit from an update. I can’t be certain this is the case, but it never hurts to occasionally update the PRL. I’ve had occasion where I haven’t had cellular service on Sprint when travelling through a Sprint native coverage area. In these cases updating the data profile often fixed the problem. One other thing to check is that roaming data is enabled.


#3

Good suggestions, thanks! I’ll update those items before travelling next time.

Is roaming data required for just talk+text coverage? I have mine deselected, and my phone states “Disabled for installed apps except for systems apps used for Republic calling, SMS, and voicemail.” It sounds like talk+text should still work even with this option deselected?


#4

Roaming data needs to be enabled in the Android settings (Settings > More > Mobile networks > Data roaming), but may safely be disabled within the Republic Wireless app. If disabled in the Android settings, Talk + text may be adversely affected.


#5

Thanks again for your input! The place where I had it disabled was within the Republic settings. I checked my Android settings, and I don’t see it as an option there.


#6

I’m going to send you a DM regarding this issue.


#7

If you have further information, can you fill us all in?


#8

Some legacy subscriptions are experiencing issues roaming, I privately provided the OP some information regarding how to make sure support checks for that.


#9

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