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lg net10 phone needs signal booster?

Dec 1, 2017 3:09PM PST

I lost my LG 237c phone that did not need a signal booster at my location. So it took over a month to get a new 441g at reasonable price, but it needs a signal booster. Net10 says they do not have that survice. I assume that means I cannot buy a cheap booster to use because they need to be registered some how. so I was looking for a clip on booster antenna. No such thing exists that works.

Is there any thing I can do? maybe I should just try aluminum foil? or pay an absurd price for thet one I lost.

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I see why the old 237c worked.
Dec 2, 2017 7:42AM PST

The specs seem to point to the usual 2G radio flip phone. Right or wrong these are on the way out and folk will be upset at the changes in coverage.

You should try the other carriers. I use which is Tmobile, ATT or Cricket and if you dare, Sprint.

I see one last 237c at for under 50 which to me is high but not out of line as these are often sought after for reasons.

Me? I'd skip it and try other carriers.

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cell phones price
Dec 2, 2017 11:46AM PST

it looks like I am going to be with out a phone.....23 per month is too much....

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Let me share my two plans.
Dec 2, 2017 5:23PM PST

1. For ZERO A MONTH I have to thank the CNET Cheapskate for him pointing me to Freedompop. I paid 10 bucks for the SIM and put it into my old iPhone 5s which I paid 99 bucks for. From San Diego to the end of the I5 just before Canada it had service. For zero a month I get 100 minutes talk time, 100 texts and 200 megabytes of data. This is my backup phone.

2. For as little as 6 dollars a month on I have a pricier smart phone without use. The price goes up as I use it. On a 2 week trip where I used it for calls, texts and data my bill rose to 29 and change.

I think Cricket has a plan with all text and talk for 25 a month.

Lots of plans out there, many are under 23 a month.

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Dec 3, 2017 1:32PM PST

That is too good to be true, 200 minutes for zero? There must be a hidden fee.
and the sim card is only one cent.... so I will have to learn to unlock my phone.....from videos...

thanks so much!!!

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There is a catch. You have to be good. Too good?
Dec 3, 2017 1:52PM PST

The hardest issue with Freedompop is to navigate the web site to the free plan.

Later you have to be expert at not clicking on the upgrade buttons. But I'm at over a year with my old iPhone 5s with a 10 buck SIM and no fees.

-> The reason I can't tell you if this will work for you is that at home I can text message but not make calls. Very strange since 1 mile away and it works. Must be a tower issue.

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oooops not so good after all
Dec 3, 2017 1:55PM PST
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Setup of the APN and app is well, not easy.
Dec 3, 2017 2:05PM PST

For any service. For me the FreedomPop SIM and plan gives me unlimited WhatsApp usage.

That was a hoot since what you weren't told is that this let me get GPS MAPS in WhatsApp. I stumbled on that feature when I was on WhatsApp and sent a friend my GPS location. Up came a GPS map and that was nice.

-> Yes some will struggle and fail on FreedomPop. It works for me.

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Dec 16, 2017 1:39PM PST