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  1. #1
    Mij Adyaw
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    The absolute best and usually the cheapest way to resolve signal problems is
    to terminate your service. You will be charged an early termination fee of
    $150, however this is less than the cost of the $250-$300 repeaters that you
    would have to install in your attic to improve signal. If you are not handy
    with tools, you will have to hire someone to do this installation even
    adding more cost.

    Before you terminate your cell service, invite all of your friends over to
    your home with their cell phones. Try each cell phone to determine which one
    offers good service at your home. Make a call and walk everywhere within
    your home to ensure that the phone does not drop the call. Once you have
    found the cell service that works for you, purchase a phone with that cell
    phone provider. By law, you now have a two week period in which you can
    return the phone for a refund. Try the phone in all of the locations that
    you travel and in every room at home and at your work. Make sure that you
    really test out the for the next two weeks.

    -mij

    "Craven Morehead" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]et...
    > Here we go...
    >
    > "Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> <http://www.antennas.com/products.php?id=116>
    >>>
    >>> A friend has been complaining of almost no cell service in her house --
    >>> she
    >>> had to go outside to make and receive calls on her Motorola V551 -- so I
    >>> recommended she try the ARC Freedom external antenna. She did
    >>> (purchased from
    >>> DiscountCell.com), and she's been thrilled -- reception inside her house
    >>> is
    >>> now clear and solid -- the improvement is about 2 bars of signal on her
    >>> phone.
    >>> Highly recommended.
    >>>
    >>> Note: I have no connection to these companies or this product -- this is
    >>> public service info, not spam.
    >>>
    >>> --

    >>
    >> So- a 'friend' who probably does NOT read this group has a question and
    >> it has now become an FAQ that points to a specific product? I googled
    >> the group- this falls somewhere below the top 200 in frequency of
    >> posting- hardly a frequently asked question.
    >>
    >> Hmmmmmm- interesting. Navas is now nothing more than a cheap
    >> salesperson. It seems to fit better than his former role as uneducated
    >> 'expert'.
    >>

    >
    >






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  2. #2

    Re: How can I get better cell service inside?

    In alt.cellular.cingular Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Before you terminate your cell service, invite all of your friends over to
    > your home with their cell phones. Try each cell phone to determine which one
    > offers good service at your home.


    My neighbor said that a visitor with Verizon had wonderful signal in her
    house, which offers minimal signal on Edge Wireless. I have Cingular, and
    spotty signal.

    I filed that thought, since Verizon doesn't offer service here, and the
    visiting neighbor must have been roaming to USCellular, the third service
    in the area. (Actually Cingular doesn't offer service here, but there is a
    usable tower in a nearby town.)

    This last weekend, There were three cellphones sitting on the same counter
    in my house. Verizon showed no bars, but did receive calls with spotty
    coverage. Cingular TDMA on Nokia showed one bar, and spotty coverage.
    Cingular GSM on a Motorola v551 with a stubby replacement antenna showed
    two bars, and offers stable coverage throughout almost all of the house.

    The signal comparison has to be done carefully. With roaming possible (my
    phone was toggling between a poor home signal and roaming), and different
    telephones, and the simple addition of an aftermarket antenna, lots of
    variations are possible.

    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5




  3. #3
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: How can I get better cell service inside?

    Did you try a Sprint Phone? I am not sure if Sprint has coverage in that
    area, but they are one provider that you did not test.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In alt.cellular.cingular Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Before you terminate your cell service, invite all of your friends over
    >> to
    >> your home with their cell phones. Try each cell phone to determine which
    >> one
    >> offers good service at your home.

    >
    > My neighbor said that a visitor with Verizon had wonderful signal in her
    > house, which offers minimal signal on Edge Wireless. I have Cingular, and
    > spotty signal.
    >
    > I filed that thought, since Verizon doesn't offer service here, and the
    > visiting neighbor must have been roaming to USCellular, the third service
    > in the area. (Actually Cingular doesn't offer service here, but there is
    > a
    > usable tower in a nearby town.)
    >
    > This last weekend, There were three cellphones sitting on the same counter
    > in my house. Verizon showed no bars, but did receive calls with spotty
    > coverage. Cingular TDMA on Nokia showed one bar, and spotty coverage.
    > Cingular GSM on a Motorola v551 with a stubby replacement antenna showed
    > two bars, and offers stable coverage throughout almost all of the house.
    >
    > The signal comparison has to be done carefully. With roaming possible (my
    > phone was toggling between a poor home signal and roaming), and different
    > telephones, and the simple addition of an aftermarket antenna, lots of
    > variations are possible.
    >
    > ---
    > Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
    >






  4. #4
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: How can I get better cell service inside?

    Are Tmobile and Sprint in your area? Test them too. TMo offers a very
    detailed coverage map on their site.

    From:[email protected]
    [email protected]

    > In alt.cellular.cingular Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Before you terminate your cell service, invite all of your friends
    >> over to your home with their cell phones. Try each cell phone to
    >> determine which one offers good service at your home.

    >
    > My neighbor said that a visitor with Verizon had wonderful signal in
    > her house, which offers minimal signal on Edge Wireless. I have
    > Cingular, and spotty signal.
    >
    > I filed that thought, since Verizon doesn't offer service here, and
    > the visiting neighbor must have been roaming to USCellular, the third
    > service in the area. (Actually Cingular doesn't offer service here,
    > but there is a usable tower in a nearby town.)
    >
    > This last weekend, There were three cellphones sitting on the same
    > counter in my house. Verizon showed no bars, but did receive calls
    > with spotty coverage. Cingular TDMA on Nokia showed one bar, and
    > spotty coverage. Cingular GSM on a Motorola v551 with a stubby
    > replacement antenna showed two bars, and offers stable coverage
    > throughout almost all of the house.
    >
    > The signal comparison has to be done carefully. With roaming
    > possible (my phone was toggling between a poor home signal and
    > roaming), and different telephones, and the simple addition of an
    > aftermarket antenna, lots of variations are possible.
    >
    > ---
    > Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5






  5. #5

    Re: How can I get better cell service inside?

    I don't believe Sprint has any service in Lake County, CA




  6. #6

    Re: How can I get better cell service inside?

    In alt.cellular.cingular BruceR <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Are Tmobile and Sprint in your area? Test them too. TMo offers a very
    > detailed coverage map on their site.


    No Sprint. The very nice T-Mobile map shows roaming-only coverage.

    None of the carriers will sell to me as a new account at my current
    address, except for USCingular and Edge. USCellular has awful plans, and
    Edge only recently offered decent plans, now that they are more closely
    allied with Cingular. Previously, I was at the southernmost edge of
    multi-state regions for both of them.

    I brought my ATTWS-Cingular account with me from a previous address, and I
    was always roaming at my house until a few months ago. Now I am usually
    connected to a Cingular tower. I couldn't even make the switchover from
    ATTWS to Cingular on the web, using my home address.

    --
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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5




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