I love the howardforums.com for handy information from time to time including this nugget of goodness. I tend to like to hack on my cellphones quite a bit, as in figure out every little feature or bug, not the 'bad' type of hacking.
Anyway... most of these aren't Motorola specific except the ones that start with "##"
*22807 will cause the handset to search for service only in the PCS F block. Most VZW CDMA1x 1900 is either PCS A or PCS B. VZW uses the other PCS licenses primarily for overlay (CDMA1x 1900 &/or EV-DO 1900) in Cellular 850 MHz markets.
Here are the *228 (*ACT) codes:
*22800 = Cellular A-side
*22801 = Cellular B-side
*22802 = PCS A
*22803 = PCS B
*22804 = PCS C
*22805 = PCS D
*22806 = PCS E
*22807 = PCS F
On pre-VZW interface Motos, press Menu then 073887*. Turn on the FTS and exit the menu. Press Menu and then left softkey to activate FTS.
On new Motos, CLR replaces Menu in the instructions above.
##DEBUG also works.
(first line left-to-right) strongest active PN offset, active PN Ec/Io, # active PN set, # neighbor PN set, CDMA carrier channel;
(second line left-to-right) strongest neighbor PN offset, strongest neighbor PN Ec/Io, # candidate PN set, status (e.g. IDL=idle, CON=connected to traffic channel, PAG=incoming message on paging channel), termination event (e.g. MR=mobile release, BR=base release).
3rd line contains your RSSI db [signal strength essentially]