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Boosting cell phone coverage

A phone guy told me that the cell phone thinks you are where you were when you last used it. He said to call 611 and hang up when it answers; this will reorient the phone to your present location.
Is there anything to this?

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The phone intermittingly sends a signal to the local towers looking for a connection to determine if there may be an incoming call. Not really sure what "phone guy" was implying but it certainly doesn't make any sense. Is there a specific issue that made you think of this? There is absolutely no need to call 611 periodically to "home" the phone to your current location since it does so automatically. Used to be an issue w/ TDMA/Analog connections when switching between towers but is no longer a problem.

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