cell phone booster antenna

cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun May 08, 2011 10:21 pm

Anyone ever use one for bad reception or to increase interior signal ??


Rick
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: samler17 On: Mon May 09, 2011 2:16 pm

They have one at the gas drilling rig I work at. I can't get it to work with my phone. But some guys get great signal with them, and have no problem making calls. I have verizon wireless for a cell phone carrier.
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: mozz On: Mon May 09, 2011 5:10 pm

At one time, ATT or Verizon was giving these away to customers whom had bad reception. You can go to your providers website and maybe do a search.
Here is the link to att
http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/device ... rocell.jsp
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue May 10, 2011 11:04 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. Got the new replacement phone today. Now I just have to see if this one works better than the other one.



Rick
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 11, 2011 12:22 am

We have one, works for maybe 150 feet outside of house. AFAIK anyone can use it and I'm not sure I like that idea.
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 11, 2011 3:52 am

Richard, did it cost you anything? Does it work well?
We will be on the edge of Verizon Coverage , and it might be a good idea for us to pick one up also.

Rick, did you get one yet, or are you waiting until you test the new phone?

Richard S. wrote:We have one, works for maybe 150 feet outside of house. AFAIK anyone can use it and I'm not sure I like that idea.
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 11, 2011 5:33 am

Think it was $100, no problems with it so far but we just got it last week. They offered to take it back if it didn't work.
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu May 12, 2011 7:52 am

DVC500 at last wrote:...

Rick, did you get one yet, or are you waiting until you test the new phone?



Chris, Nope didn't get 1 yet but I am on the verge of running down to the local Best Buy. The thing that gripes me is I'm supposed to be in the best area but I only get limited coverage. And dealing with customer service from the Far East is a real bitch.....

If I do get it, it will probably be this weekend. I'll keep you posted.



Rick
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: DonnaK On: Thu May 12, 2011 10:35 pm

I've got one. Have had it for a few months (Sprint). I had service in my house for years with Nextel and then Sprint when they merged. Bought a new phone and had zero service in my house! IThey gave me the booster antenna for free, with no monthly charge. I did pay a connection fee of I believe $35. It works well as long as I have internet service. Occasionally I have to pull the plug and fry its brains. But for the most part it works pretty well in the house. If I walk outside while I'm on the phone, it's good for about 100 feet. We live in the country and if I walk 150 feet I have service without the booster.

It also works for other Sprint subscribers if they are in my home and don't have service.
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 12, 2011 10:45 pm

I love how these cell phone companies provide crappy service, and then charge us for a device to improve said crappy service. What a frickin joke ....

I alone pay enough to Verizon to cover a new tower in the neighborhood. :mad:
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 13, 2011 12:52 am

SMITTY wrote:I love how these cell phone companies provide crappy service, and then charge us for a device to improve said crappy service. What a frickin joke ....


The funny part is it's going over the internet so they really aren't providing much
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 13, 2011 7:34 am

I don't understand all the problems you guys have on this. All I've ever needed to do is walk back by the creek,climb to the 3rd branch on the second big willow tree & my service with trac-phone is outstanding. ;)
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:49 pm

Update,

I tried the cheap route and it cost me dearly. Tried the Metro and later found out that Metro is mainly a big city phone service even though they advertize heavily that they are expanding. I NEVER got good service from them unless I ventured into the hell hole named Philadelphia or its immediate suburbs. Service was sporadic.

So I then tried the next cheaper phone and that is Crickett who is also advertising heavily. But this time I only bought 1 of their cheap throw away phones and 1 month of prepaid service. No better than Metro.

So I happened by the T mobile company store. No more local retailer stores for me. I explained my dilemna and how I needed this phone to work since it is my shop phone. While there, the salesman offered their small business package to me. $ 70.00 per month for unlimited phone, text, and internet. So since no one can come out and PROVE that they have good service, I bought a $ 9.95 phone and 1 month of service for $ 40.00 Finally a stinking phone that works !!!!!! But to be sure, I also wanted to check the service at our DE summer place and again it worked well even out on the water. I could log on to the weather channel and see the thunderstorm bearing down upon us at 4g speed.

So I decide to sign up for the small business package. Seems simple right ??? Not so fast there Tonto. I had to produce documentation that I was indeed a small business. I provided a copy of the electric bill, a copy of invoices from 2 suppliers and a copy of my bank statement showing a DBA account. No good. The morons in the corporate office wanted to see my business license or a copy of my articles of incorporation. Since I am a sole prop, and do not need and there is no provision for a business license, we were at an impasse. Even the store manager could not get it through their thick heads that I provided enough into to prove that I am indeed a small business, they still wanted the documentation that I did not have and could not produce. I was at the store for 1 1/2 hours trying to get the paperwork approved. They suggested I go back to work and they would contact me when it was approved. I left there after telling them that I would return once more. Either I would have a phone or they would be returning all my application paperwork and I would go elsewhere.

I was 1/2 the way back to work when they called to tell me the paperwork finally went through. So I asked how I would be compensated for all the hassle. I was given my choice of any phone in the store at no charge. I am now the proud owner of an HTC Sensation android phone on the T-mobile network.

And so far no problems at all.........(praying)

If anyone is considering a change, check out the small business offerings at T-mobile. It may be worth a switch especially since they have merged with AT & T. I can only assume the service will improve.



Rick

PS anyone want to buy a Metro phone and phone booster antenna ?????
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:44 am

trac-phone is outstanding


Ahh ,forever the pragmatic horse farmer. I have never had a time when my $20 tracfone reception was inferior to anything else including remote areas of Florida. I have tried to light a wet smokey pile of horse manure and I can use my blanket over it to make puffs of smoke and I have my Indian dictionary at hand (I'm faster with this method than texting). I'm not having much luck in getting replies. I have a booster antenna methodology at hand - I make a bigger fire. Yesterday was not a good day.
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Re: cell phone booster antenna

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:55 am

Rick 386 wrote: the salesman offered their small business package to me. $ 70.00 per month for unlimited phone, text, and internet.

Its not a complete package unless you can get NEPA on it :o :shock: :D
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