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Cell Phone Antenna Signal Booster

by jsandman / May 20, 2004 11:19 AM PDT

Do cell phone antenna signal boosters(as seen on tv)help for better reception, Does it really work?

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Re:Cell Phone Antenna Signal Booster
by dlcroft / May 20, 2004 9:34 PM PDT

I bought one at a computer show. My wife and I have the same model phone. I installed the booster in my phone according to directions and did not install one in hers. Then I moved to a room in the house where we have poor reception. My wife's phone showed one (out of eight) bar, my phone showed one bar! I have since removed the booster and placed it in file next to my deed to the Brooklyn Bridge.

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There is already an existing discussion on this..take a look
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 21, 2004 2:24 AM PDT
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Cell Phone Antenna
by Hiperfon / August 1, 2009 7:30 AM PDT
In reply to: They actually do

Thanks for post. It's really imformative!

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Depends on your service provider
by sellersce / August 4, 2009 4:56 AM PDT

If you have Sprint I would reccommend the Airave. It's a device that plugs into your router and acts like a mini cell tower. I have great reception all over my house now. The others seemed to be too complicated with having to put up and antenna and all that mess.

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External ones seem to do
by LucJs / August 6, 2009 3:19 AM PDT
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