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  1. #1
    Jay Chan
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    I have a Cingular PCS phone from Motorola (I believe it is GSM because
    it has a chip inside). I want to find a way to improve its signal
    strength.

    I can only get minimum signal in where I work (one bar). I must stand
    near a window in order to get better signal. I cannot get any signal
    at all when I am at home. I must stand in my front yard in order to
    get a minimum signal strength (one bar). I seem to get good signal
    almost every where else -- just not the places where I spend most of
    my time.

    I am wondering whether there is any simple way to improve signal
    strength without changing the service provider.

    The short antenna in the phone can be removed. I am wondering whether
    I can replace it with something better. Will doing this help?

    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Jay Chan



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  2. #2
    Elmo P. Shagnasty
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    Re: How to Improve Signal Strength?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Jay Chan) wrote:

    > I am wondering whether there is any simple way to improve signal
    > strength without changing the service provider.


    Tell Cingular. My boss signed up a few weeks ago (OK, this was through
    a corporate rep, not a retail store) and couldn't get service in his
    house (a VERY nice area of town). He complained, and the Cingular rep
    gave him another version of the same phone--said they had just come out
    with it (it was the beginning of the month) and the software was
    different or something. It fixed all his problems.




  3. #3
    XFF
    Guest

    Re: How to Improve Signal Strength?

    [email protected] (Jay Chan) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    > I am wondering whether there is any simple way to improve signal
    > strength without changing the service provider.


    A good external antenna should help you out. Check
    http://www.alternativewireless.com or any of the other sites carrying
    external antennas.



  4. #4
    Robert
    Guest

    Re: How to Improve Signal Strength?

    You can add an external antenna to increase your signal.
    You would want a 3db gain antenna, with a mast at least 12" tall. Most
    generic antenna manufactures give false statements about the gain of the
    antenna, so get one that you can go to their web site and see actual
    specifications.
    You would want to purchase a quality brand, Wilson Electronics, Antenna
    Specialists, Radiall/Larsen, Andrew, Hirschmann, Smarteq, Mobile Mark,
    Maxrad are the top eight in the world.

    Wilson Electronics currently has the best magnetic mount antenna, the cable
    is 10' and Antenna Specialists is 15' making them second.

    Antenna Specialists has the best results with on-glass mount antennas and
    permenent roof mount antennas

    Wilson Electronics is the best again with mirror mounts and no ground plane
    permanent roof mounts for RV's and Semi Trucks.

    You will need an RF coupler adapter cable to connect the external antenna to
    the RF port on the phone (some phones do not have external antenna ports)
    this cable is usually 18" long and has a connector to the external antenna
    on one end and a phone specific connector on the other end so you buy this
    item for the phone model you have.

    Wilson Electronics www.wilsonelectronics.com
    Antenna Specialists www.antenna.com
    Radiall/Larsen www.radialllarsen.com
    Andrew www.andrew.com
    Hirschmann www.hirschmann-usa.com
    Smarteq www.smarteq.com
    Mobile Mark www.mobilemark.com
    Maxrad www.maxrad.com


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    "Jay Chan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have a Cingular PCS phone from Motorola (I believe it is GSM because
    > it has a chip inside). I want to find a way to improve its signal
    > strength.
    >
    > I can only get minimum signal in where I work (one bar). I must stand
    > near a window in order to get better signal. I cannot get any signal
    > at all when I am at home. I must stand in my front yard in order to
    > get a minimum signal strength (one bar). I seem to get good signal
    > almost every where else -- just not the places where I spend most of
    > my time.
    >
    > I am wondering whether there is any simple way to improve signal
    > strength without changing the service provider.
    >
    > The short antenna in the phone can be removed. I am wondering whether
    > I can replace it with something better. Will doing this help?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any info.
    >
    > Jay Chan






  5. #5
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: How to Improve Signal Strength?

    Jay Chan wrote:
    > I have a Cingular PCS phone from Motorola (I believe it is GSM because
    > it has a chip inside). I want to find a way to improve its signal
    > strength.


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  6. #6
    Jay Chan
    Guest

    Re: How to Improve Signal Strength?

    > A good external antenna should help you out. Check
    > http://www.alternativewireless.com or any of the other
    > sites carrying external antennas.


    Permanent or semi-permanent fixture such as an external antenna is not
    appropriate in where I work. And it will only have limited use in
    where I live (calling other people). I doubt I will use an external
    antenna in my situation. I am expecting something like an antenna that
    I can use to replace the built-in antenna in my phone; seem like this
    may not be a viable option. Oh well... Thanks for the info anyway.

    Jay Chan



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