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Friend of mine recently got a new phone that doesn't get too good of a signal in their home and asked me if there was anything that could "Boost" the signal. Figured this would be the good place to get a good answer as I'm not big into cell phone stuff.

Their carrier is Tmobile if that's any matter. Not sure if they're actually wanting to carry it around with them or something but the cheaper the better. ..brief look over amazon showed some that were like 200 bucks and that simply is too much.
    
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the best booster is...... Verizon biggrin.gif
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Yeah, that's cool and all but any real help?
    
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http://support.t-mobile.com/community/phones_data_devices/t-mobile/signal_booster

I think, luckily enough, T-Mobile is the only US carrier to offer a signal booster.
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If his phone can connect to wifi, he should be able to do wifi calling. Dont know about any real boosters. He might want to see about exchanging his phone too. He might have a bad antenna in his phone.
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Originally Posted by quentin View Post

http://support.t-mobile.com/community/phones_data_devices/t-mobile/signal_booster
I think, luckily enough, T-Mobile is the only US carrier to offer a signal booster.

at&t sells 3G micro-cells.
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post

at&t sells 3G micro-cells.

as does verizon
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i installed one of these at the fire station here.. signal was crap 1 bar and dropped calls all the time to full signal and brought up my 3g signal enough to tether on around 700 kbs-1.2 mbs. was expensive, but well worth it

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as does verizon

As well as Sprint. Which you can actually get for free normally too.
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post

at&t sells 3G micro-cells.

microcells are different from signal boosters. Microcells need an existing internet connection and require an ethernet connection. Signal boosters act as wireless repeaters.

But I am still wrong, I can see 3rd-party products that can just amplify any wireless signal. Sorry frown.gif
Edited by quentin - 11/20/11 at 9:48pm
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