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Old 03-22-2015, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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I have some land that is within a few miles of good cell service. On the land I got lucky one time and got 1 bar otherwise no service. I am looking to get a booster or an antenna or both? I am slightly electronic gadget challenged and was wondering if someone could link to something in amazon (my preferred ordering site) or give me some ideas to help with cell service on the land, thanks!
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:29 AM
 
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Wrong thread... Next time post it here (note the thread please...cell-phones-smartphones)

http://www.city-data.com/forum/cell-phones-smartphones/

You've been a user on CD since 2012 and you don't know about threads?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/faq.p...y&titlesonly=0

Your question? Here's a few resources for you:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cell+phone+antenna+signal+booster
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:35 AM
 
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Perhaps something like the Sprint Airave: Sprint AIRAVE Wireless In-Home Signal Booster for Voice & Data

Or just Wifi calling that Sprint, Tmobile and other providers have.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:01 AM
 
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You've been a user on CD since 2012 and you don't know about threads?
There's no need to get snappy with those looking for help. It doesn't accomplish anything.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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Thanks, I see I posted this in wrong thread I thought it was on the cell phone subsection but I am on my mobile phone, oops my bad. Maybe a mod can move it for me?

Anyways, I have at&t service and I was looking at this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0028Y...o5j_d0_g107_i2

And this Wilson Electronics - 460101 DT 4G - Cell Phone Signal Booster for Small Home or Office:Amazon:Cell Phones & Accessories

I was unsure of what would help me more. I have googled things but still am slightly confused on which of these would help me more or would both work together?
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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A signal booster will definitely increase the signal power. However, 10,000 times zero will still be zero.


You must have some signal in order for the booster to work, and it will NOT do much more than double the usable signal. I get two bars at my place and the whole house booster only gets me two and a half and three on a good day in a 20 foot radius around the antenna. One bar will be a bare minimum signal. zero bars will not be boosted enough to hold a call.
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