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    hasian89
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    I'm sure you've all heard of those little self-adhesive signal boosters that are supposed to boost your phone's reception. They go underneath the battery of your cell phone.

    http://www.daydeal.com/Signal_Booster-p-3761.html

    But my question to you all is...has anyone actually bought one? Does it really work? Is it worth it? How effective can these little innovations be? Thanks!


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    erwin 10-4
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    my phone still the same when i put that on my cell.



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    I've been looking at this for the house (pipedream probably... but jeanie likes her geek toys)....

    I wonder though... the specs say you need at least 90dB signal.... How can I measure that against my motorola's 1 bar of signal (enough to recognize Verizon, not enough to connect).. Do I need a pro?



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    on some phones you can set it to test mode to see signal strength..



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    I have a Motorola e815... I'm gonna go hunting for this info - thanks!



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    If you have a non GSM phone, you can try this.

    Quickly Press MENU 073887*
    SECURITY CODE=000000 (THAT ’S 6 ZEROS),Press OK,
    Scroll to “TEST MODE ”
    SELECT or CHANGE
    Scroll to “ENABLED ”
    SELECT
    Signal strength is 3 RD #down on the left side of screen.
    TO GET TO REGULAR WELCOME SCREEN AND KEEP
    TEST MODE ENABLED:
    QUICKLY HIT “MENU ”THEN BUTTON DIRECTLY TO
    THE LEFT OF MENU



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    I bought several of those adhesive 'under-the-battery' signal boosters for use with my older phone. The results are less than stellar. In fact, I never noticed a difference in the number of bars I got, nor did I actually HEAR a difference in signal quality. I would say don't bother with them.


    Check out this page to see what research has shown about these boosters. If you want even more information, just go to Google and type in 'cell phone antenna booster'. You'll get more than you'll ever want to know about them.



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    Oh, yeah. Send me a self-addressed stamped e-mail and I'll send you one of the boosters I didn't use and you can make up your own mind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rfzenyen
    If you have a non GSM phone, you can try this.

    Quickly Press MENU 073887*
    SECURITY CODE=000000 (THAT ’S 6 ZEROS),Press OK,
    Scroll to “TEST MODE ”
    SELECT or CHANGE
    Scroll to “ENABLED ”
    SELECT
    Signal strength is 3 RD #down on the left side of screen.
    TO GET TO REGULAR WELCOME SCREEN AND KEEP
    TEST MODE ENABLED:
    QUICKLY HIT “MENU ”THEN BUTTON DIRECTLY TO
    THE LEFT OF MENU
    I forgot to mention this is for Motorola non GSM phones.



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    I bought these signal boosters to try them out, turned out to be absolute junk.



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    Invizzible
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    When I got my antenna boosters the company also sent me these tiny stick on thingies that are supposed to diffuse radiation so that your brain doesn't rot out from EMF waves or cancer. That was good for a laugh or two.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hasian89
    I'm sure you've all heard of those little self-adhesive signal boosters that are supposed to boost your phone's reception. They go underneath the battery of your cell phone.

    http://www.daydeal.com/Signal_Booster-p-3761.html

    But my question to you all is...has anyone actually bought one? Does it really work? Is it worth it? How effective can these little innovations be? Thanks!
    Imagine if these stickers worked, cell phone companies would saved so much money on installing new towers, can't believe people actually buy these things...

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    Yeah, really. What are people thinking? I'm sure the bigwigs at Your Cell Company, USA were in their morning meeting saying, "Hmmm, we can invest a quarter of a million dollars for a new tower or we can just put in these fake circuit board looking thingies that cost 1/100th of a cent. What should we do people?"

    And who made those things anyway? Fisher Price? Probably, since they're very good at making products with fake knobs and useless levers. Yeah, made by Fisher Price and marketed by Cracker Jack! LOL

    Anyway...
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    I hope you didn't buy too many of them, i see you're trying to get rid of them now....

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    I didn't intentionally buy many of them. When I ordered them, it was buy one get two free. (Apparantly THEY were trying to get rid of them, too.) And I got three of those anti-EMF thingies as a freebie, too. I can't for the life of me remember what they're called. I tried the boosters to see if I could increase the signal of my TracFone (back when I actually used one). I could have put a Cracker Jack tattoo in that phone and it would have increased the signal more. Anyway, we live and learn...



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