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Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby cowboycraig » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:05 pm

Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work? I see them available, but don't imagine they work. Well maybe if the phone can physically connect via USB or propriety interface.

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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby coldharvest » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:07 pm

They use'em all over the place here in the UK
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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby cowboycraig » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:14 pm

coldharvest wrote:They use'em all over the place here in the UK


Do you know what type? Maybe a make/model?

If there was something that worked, I would like to try it out.


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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby RYP » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:01 pm

I paid 350 bucks for one and took it back the next day
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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby coldharvest » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:30 pm

RYP wrote:I paid 350 bucks for one and took it back the next day

Do you think being near Madagascar may be a reason your reception is dodgy?
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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby thewalrus » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:32 am

RYP, if you're on Sprint or Verizon for US domestic use, you can call customer service to ask about the femtocell options... They're trialing small routers you can place in your house which will talk directly to the phone and route traffic over your house's net connection. Right now they are for people in marginal coverage areas or no service indoors in their house.

but it's likely you're on t-mob or AT&T instead...

It's not a booster antenna, it's an actual miniaturized 2G CDMA/1xRTT base station:

http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-and- ... 22854.html
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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby Dabbi » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:24 am

Yes, the best option is to find a Nokia 6310 and connect a antenna directly to it.

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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby RYP » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:02 pm

Will check it out. But I honestly think there are three rules in cel business

1) Regardless of carrier your reception sounds like crap in your house
2) The longer you are with one carrier the worse your coverage gets (I think its a multiplexing thing)
3) Cel phones are crappier and crappier. I was just admiring my first Crackberry and noticed how well built it was compared to my newest one with the eensy weensy keys that are already worn out. In fact My first mobile car phone was crystal clear and built like a brick shit house..and weighed the same.
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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby cowboycraig » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:42 pm

thewalrus wrote:RYP, if you're on Sprint or Verizon for US domestic use, you can call customer service to ask about the femtocell options... They're trialing small routers you can place in your house which will talk directly to the phone and route traffic over your house's net connection. Right now they are for people in marginal coverage areas or no service indoors in their house.

but it's likely you're on t-mob or AT&T instead...

It's not a booster antenna, it's an actual miniaturized 2G CDMA/1xRTT base station:

http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-and- ... 22854.html


If you have a newer phone that supports WIFI just use Skype or google talk at home. Can use computer or most "better" phones have those apps and work spiffy.

brick shit house


Maybe that can be the next RYP product rather then a knife? The RYP "Brick Shit House" Blackberry. Shipping in December!

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Re: Anyone ever had a cell phone booster antenna work?

Postby KGL » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:02 am

We live in a remote area in Montana. We use these with our cell service, powered by a 12v battery, solar panels, and/or generator... and we get 3-4 bars. It works, which is why I recommend them. Good Luck.

Wilson DualBand SignalBoost Universal
http://www.alternativewireless.com/wilson-dualband-signalboost-universal.html

Wilson Trucker DB 36in Mirror/Pole Antenna
http://www.alternativewireless.com/wilson-trucker-antenna.html
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