network issue and questions regarding update profile
So my wife began having issues with her s3 about a week ago. Couldn't receive our place calls but data worked correctly. My phone hasn't had this issue but I'm rooted running old radios. So we call Sprint and they run us through the usual, update profile, factory reset and eventually we have a phone that seems to work. That only lasted a few days though. Spent said I'd it becomes an issue we should consider reps aching the phone so we go to best buy to replace it through insurance. New phone comes in and best buy cannot get the phone to work. Same issue, data works, no voice/text. Before the new phone I was 80% sure it was network related. Reason being when her phone was having this issue I couldn't even reach her voicemail when I called her phone, it would only give a busy signal. Now that a second phone has the same issue I'm definitely convinced but Sprint insists we take it to a repair center to have them check it out. I decide I want to test my theory and put a touch wiz Rom on my phone, upgrade to md4 radios, update profile, bam, no voice/text, only data. Downgrade radios, update profile, everything works. So off to Sprint we go, about 20 miles north of us. We get to the store and of course they are going to want to update the profile. I test the phone while we are up there and it doesn't work. As soon as I update the profile it works. Does the phone pull the profile data directly from the tower? It's really just curiosity at this point as to what might actually be wrong since my wife's phone is fixed, until the system tries to update the profile while we are home. My thinking was that if the profile data is stored directly at the tower that maybe out tower is corrupted in some way. Sprint reps tells us it is simply die to tower upgrades but it's not an issue of coverage, we have bars and data. The busy signal when trying to call the phone makes me feel like it is a much different issue than they care to recognize.
Sorry for the wall of text but if anyone has a good idea what the root issue might be or who to contact at Sprint that will actually pay attention to what I'm telling them let me know.
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