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Old 26 October 2011, 03:20   #1
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Got a mate with a new home in Scotland. The problem he has is marginal phone signal. I have seen a signal booster but can't remember where or how it works. Any thoughts you lot?

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Old 26 October 2011, 03:52   #2
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Biff, I have two boosters on the external aeriel that run to a box in the loft that is powered and boosts the signal. Works a treat as I originally had one bar by a window and now have five bars anywhere in the house.

You need to know what Mhz the phone runs on, from memory T mobile Orange are 1800 and O2 and Vodaphone are 900 I think so you need the correct booster

Similar to these http://mobilerepeater.co.uk/shop/home.php

http://mobilerepeater.co.uk/shop/ind...9245912dc903c8

Each one has a range/distance so if you want more area covered you spend more, but generally in the house the small area ones work
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Sounds like something I could do with too. Can you offer any more details on where you get them, cost, ease of fitting etc ?

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Sounds like something I could do with too. Can you offer any more details on where you get them, cost, ease of fitting etc ?

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I initially has such a poor signal on moving I knew I was loosing calls/business even when I put mobile to landline. I spoke to a local aeriel man who knew of these and brought one in to test, he fitted it on a TV aeriel post and ran wires into the loft where the booster was fitted(needs to be powered )
I then bought a second one for other network I think through the link I have shown and the same guy fitted it, exactly the same process.

As said , one bar in one room by a window to full household cover on five bars. Just occassionally the signal drops. Worth the cost for me
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The village where I live is at the bottom of a valley and no networks get signal, I bought this
Vodafone Sure Signal launched - MyNextFone

for 30 from vodafone shop, plugs in to router, now have flat out 3G signal in house and up the garden 60' long. it is cheap reliable and you can add other mobile numbers to it. As far as i am aware it is only available for Voda network, my significant other is on o2 and they certainly did not do a booster box, but for me it is spot on and very reliable.
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Cheers lads that helps a lot

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I initially has such a poor signal on moving I knew I was loosing calls/business even when I put mobile to landline. I spoke to a local aeriel man who knew of these and brought one in to test, he fitted it on a TV aeriel post and ran wires into the loft where the booster was fitted(needs to be powered )
I then bought a second one for other network I think through the link I have shown and the same guy fitted it, exactly the same process.

As said , one bar in one room by a window to full household cover on five bars. Just occassionally the signal drops. Worth the cost for me
Cheers sounds very tempting. I get very good so gal at my home but my parents is a nightmare and that's generally where I am when I'm waiting on customers to arrive for viewings etc as it's only 5mins from my Yard.

The problem I get is u say "call when your 5 mins out and I'll meet you there" but then I get the voicemail message 20 mins after they arrive which never goes down well.

But should I spend 400 just for that or leave it by the window and walk 10 feet outside to take any calls.

If it was my own home, I'll do it in an instant. I'll ponder on it for a bit

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Depending on which phone he has & whether he has Wifi at home, he maybe able to use UMA which allows the phone to use Wifi for vioce calls. We have it & it works seamlessly. It's not well publicised. Blackberrys & some Nokias have it.
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If it was my own home, I'll do it in an instant. I'll ponder on it for a bit

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Are there any rooms at your parents house that have any signal at all? You could leave your phone there and use bluetooth to operate the phone. No idea if this is practical or not for you but it seems a cheaper alternative (if it works).
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Thanks guys, they have wifi with 50mg b/b. I have an iPhone 4. No rooms get great signal. I leave the phone on the windowsill at the moment then run outside to take any calls. Works but still not great signal out here and if it's raining...

It's not much of a nuisance, I'll grin and bear it at 400.

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