Her is my two cents worth. I tried 22899 it said it activated the sim card which was already activated so I guess it did nothing but it didnt screw up anything either. I activated my phone in Wi on a network extender my prl was 15109 I flashed the g1 modem helped my data even in 3g land. I went home to Il (4G) had pretty solid f not Verizon is gonna here about it4g. Somehow I got a corupt file I think it was mail droid any the only to fix it was to do a factory reset. When I did my prl changed to 15145 I think because I activated it in 4G. I am back in Wi now on G1 with 15145 modem doesnt hold signal as well as my Bionic which is rooted running ICS leak 232 but it is not bad. I think when we get our firmware update all will be well if not Verizon is gonna here about it. So for me the G1 modem and prl 15145 are working pretty well so far.
Also just rebooting your phone wont change your prl ypou need to pull the sim card let you phone boot up until it tyells you you neede sim the put it back in reboot and your phone will update to the correct prl depending where you are.
I have the S3 and I have had no issues or compliments the phone is phenomonal and the readio is great I have had no issues with data. Its probably your area, I had a droid razr and to be honest I thought the radio was terrible not only did I lose date but even the wifi wasnt as good to even hold a long distance connection for more than a few minutes.
My PRL is currently at 15145, I didn't do anything to get there...
I can't say that the G1 modem baseband has really helped me much. It's not any worse, but no better either. Yes, I am in very marginal area, but my HTC Incredible always got much better signal. Very few dropped calls, can't say that about the S3. When I am at work, I would get 3G all the time, not so much with the S3. MY wife's Moto Droid 3 gets better signal at work consistently.
I really like the phone, EXCEPT for the radios, I am really hoping Verizon and/or Samsung can get them working better. But, I am not going to hold my breath, they have already made their money...
If I had not wanted to upgrade to hang onto my unlimited plan, I would have held for a different phone, one that's not locked.
Ohwell, I can always go back to my Incredible 8-P
I did the same thing I wouldnt have got the S3 if it were not for the unlimited plan.
Either way, the phone will automatically check for PRL updates on its own, so there's really no need to worry about it. :)
Has anyone determined and eta for the update?
Right on... I guess I finally got l lucky, no issues here... my first phone that has not had issues out of the gate.