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Cell phone reception at home help

Postby fbenross » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:59 am

My cell phone works everywhere at home, except the most important room, my basement Man Cave! If I just step out the door into the backyard, it works…15 feet into the room at my computer desk, no reception. So can I solve this without spending $$$.00 - i.e. Outside and inside small antennas connected together? Thanks.
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Re: Cell phone reception at home help

Postby Bill2014 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:51 pm

Check out Wilson or Signalbox to get a booster that covers the bands that you need. Just beware, if you get the cheaper boosters that only support 3G, then the devices in the rest of the house will likely get 3G from the booster instead of LTE (because the signal from the booster will be stronger than the over-the-air LTE) :cheers:
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Re: Cell phone reception at home help

Postby Reloaderguy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:24 pm

Turn on wifi calling and connect to your router.
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Re: Cell phone reception at home help

Postby Pit Slave » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:32 pm

First, what model phone do you have? Obviously a rotary phone will require modifications to work correctly. But seriously, a lot of phones are getting updates that will allow Wi-Fi connection to let you make phone calls and now video calls free over the home network.

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Re: Cell phone reception at home help

Postby Ducky's Dad » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:53 pm

If you are on ATT, call customer service and tell them you have no cell service in parts of your home, and you want them to send you a femtocell antenna, free. They will do it to keep you as a customer.
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Re: Cell phone reception at home help

Postby fbenross » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:19 pm

I have an I phone 6 and use Consumer Cellular which uses AT&T's network.
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Re: Cell phone reception at home help

Postby MSCH2112 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:41 pm

Ducky's Dad wrote:If you are on ATT, call customer service and tell them you have no cell service in parts of your home, and you want them to send you a femtocell antenna, free. They will do it to keep you as a customer.


when i had verizon with my iphone, i called them up to get a booster. they wanted to charge me $250 so i told them i'll just get at&t instead. they sent me the booster for free.

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