|reply to FFH |
It's a bit confusing for me to try and keep up with, but this is generally how I believe Sprint's roaming agreements work with regards to Verizon.
On my BlackBerry Curve with Sprint, I only show "1XEV" when I am connected to Sprint PCS, and when I roam off Sprint PCS, I only see "1X" maximum.
According to my BlackBerry manual:
D = text only (maybe voice)
1x = voice/text only
1X = slow data
1XEV = fast data
I seem to recall that the roaming agreement with Verizon allows for the Sprint Powervision stuff to work when roaming. This includes their TV and radio stuff, but it would not include general web surfing or downloads/uploads.
The exception would be with Alltel, which is technically Verizon now, but there was already a 3G data roaming agreement in place which Verizon honored after the Alltel acquisition.