Is there a cellular signal booster?

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I've Been Around
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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

I would be very careful before choosing a booster kit, there is no garantee it will work.

 

About Uniden.  Their garantee is basically a scam, IF you can't get it working (you still can't get better signal) they will repeatedly try to convince you to buy a stronger, or better device, until the 60 day garantee period has passed and you're stuck with an expensive lot of equipment that you couldn't get working.

 

The no questions asked return garantee becaomes a 60 days for them to get you working garantee.  I have no issues with them trying to get you working, but they will then say you garantee period is up, so you're stuck with the equipment, or trying their upgrades.

 

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

Hello! I had some signal strength problems a year ago and a specialist advised me a cellular booster from Wilson Amplifiers. I installed it and there is no any issues with coverage anymore. This option could help you too Smiley Wink

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

Just be aware that all these signal boosters require mouting an external antenna and then routing coax into your home to the re-radiator.  If yuu live in an appartment building, strata or rental property you may not have access to a suitable location for the antenna and you many not have the right to instlal it.

 

The femtocell is the right way to do this but from reading this blog it does not sound like Rogers is supporting this.  Your other option is to find out if Telus or Bell works beter foryou and press to cancel your contract and move.

 

If you live in a house and own the building the booster is a viable option if you can find the right place to mount and orient the external antenna.

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

Hi, 

 

I go sometime in my cabin in the wood. I have a very week signal, but if I climb in a ladder, I can have a signal. So I think that I can buy an antenna with a booster and install it in a tree. 

 

The Rogers Tower is an 850Mhz. 3G. (Rogers transceivers at
N45.843611 W76.708611)

 

I need ti signal to be amplified so I can use the phone and the data on my cell. What should I look to buy? 

 

Sorry for my English!

 

Steve

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

I followed some of the thread - frankly I am disappointed that there is no comment from Rogers about improving the cell service! Why should I have to buy an extra product to get a proper service? Also - the "Talkspot" offering seems to be aimed at new customers - I am already a Rogers customer who gets pathetic cell service, ;iving in the middle of a capital city! My home service is useless to the point that I need to use Skype to make LOCAL phone calls! Cheers - Gary

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

Hope ever ... hope on! It's very difficult to find out where you can complain about poor cell service! Everywhere I look all I can find is Rogers trying to sell more products! Very poor effort all around ...

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

I have the same problem, left Telus for Rogers and now realized the signal is very weak where I live & work when I was told by the Rogers that the area was very well covered. I signed the contract now I am hooked, thanks Rogers.

 

So I am looking for a signal booster also... suggestions on recent models that perform well would be welcome

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

I've lived in the USA in the past and I was on the sprint network. They had a femtocell which plugged into your router and basically acted as a mini cell tower. If you had bad signal (I have 1 bar of LTE in Toronto) it basically eliminated that problem!

I think it's unfair that people have NO option of improving their signal! Especially if they are on a contract and can't even switch carriers 

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Re: Is there a cellular signal booster?

The link is broken.  Can you provide a product description pls?