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Old 06-12-2009, 11:03 AM
Location: Interior AK
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Sure thing. Are you in the KCII subdivision, or closer to Fairbanks?
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:22 AM
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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I have a home in a very rural part of the Texas High Plains where I could only get zero or to one bar of signal on my cell phone. I installed a cell phone signal booster (sometimes called a repeater) from this company (Cellular Reception Antennas & Repeaters - Supplies and Accessories | SolidSignal.com) and now get five to six bars. These boosters work on either on the 800 mHz or 1800 mHz cell phones but, unless you buy a dual band unit, you have to know the frequency your company uses for their phones. Most importantly you have to have at least a minimal amount of signal to boost. They won't work where there is no signal at all.

For internet, I use a Wildblue satellite dish (Wildblue.net) but I don't know if they are in Alaska. Of course there is also Hughes Satellite.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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We are closer to Fairbanks. Central where our cabin is gave us the experience,yet safety so that we can live in the bush but there is no work out there and living away from my husband was NOT for me. So this spring we bought from DNR a property in a sub division called Olnes West, which is coming down the hill from the Hillview truckstop. There is road almost to the property and it was an old homestead place where there used to be a road but it grew up so we are going to be getting it usable again and hopefully come next spring we can get underway of building.Right now it is about 1/4 mile walk in,no power,etc. But thats ok we know how to fix that.
For a phone up in Central we had a radio phone. Im not sure exactly HOW it worked but we never had 1 problem with it and we hooked ours right to our battery bank so we always had a phone.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:57 PM
Location: Interior alaska
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Originally Posted by MissingAll4Seasons View Post
Good to know Starlite - I'll add this link to our list of needed supplies. Looks like I'll get a Go Phone or TracFone in the beginning for a number and VM, then worry about getting a signal to it once we get the power up and running.

Thanks for the tips guys, you're awesome.

You might want to find out what phone company has the tower and go with them right off the bat. Nothing worse than having a cool phone that doesn't work there.
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