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Old 11-14-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Cell Phone Booster

What is the best buy regarding the cell phone antenna booster? You can spend anywhere from $100's up. Open to some idea's and suggestions.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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I have an active one for my truck from wilson electronics. Direct connection.
Cell Phone Antennas and Cell Phone Boosters at Wilson Electronics
Works when coverage is marginal. I believe there are threads on this already. The search function works wonders.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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i've got the same wilson gear as cats...

antenna and signal amplifiers are 2 different things...

basically an effective signal booster makes those wimpy little micro amp phones function like...

the 3 amp bag phones of days past...

here is a site with pretty good info and both signal boosters AND antenna...

AlternativeWireless Cell Phone Antennas and Power Boosters Cellular Amplifiers | Wireless Extenders | Nextel Nokia Motorola Samsung Kyocera Ericsson Sony Qualcomm Sanyo

really both are needed for significant improvements

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:25 AM   #4
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basically an effective signal booster makes those wimpy little micro amp phones function like...

the 3 amp bag phones of days past...
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Humm, a bag phone, do you talk into it?


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Old 11-15-2007, 07:00 AM   #5
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I have a 3 amp Wison repeater. I hard wire it to a directional YAG antenna on a 20' extendable flag pole. Found the little 12" magnetic antenna just didn't help much.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:10 AM   #6
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This is where I got mine. They offer package deals - antenna, adapter and amplifier, such as the one below for a Verizon cell phone. Just make sure your phone has a connection for an external antenna, and get to the correct adapter. Most cell phones have this connection, but some don't.

Dual Band Signal Booster-Best Cellular Reception-Cellular Solutions



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I also use the Wilson and it will help a week signal.
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yea it's anovertheheadiphoneinabag

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and guess what

motorola STILL sells bag phones...

no foolin!
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