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Old 07-11-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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Smooth Talker

Does anyone have experience with Smooth Talker products? : 3 Watt Cell Phone Boosters, Antennas and Hands free in car kits

It was advertised in "Airstream Life." They offer products that are suppose to improve cell phone reception.

Improving cell phone reception in both the AS and TV is of interest to me.

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Old 07-11-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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I haven't used Smooth Talker products, but do use a similar one from Wilson Direct ( Wilson Direct Connect Cellular Power Booster Amplifier ). Their product works very well and the Wilson Direct company has been great to work with in getting things set up. On our last trip of almost 5000 miles we only has one spot where we didn't have both Cell Phone and Broadband AirCard service -- some of these places were pretty remote!

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Old 07-11-2007, 08:51 AM   #3
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I have heard of the Smooth Talker system, and recall looking into it a while back. I am currently using this system, and am very pleased with the results:

Signal Booster - Dual Band Signal Booster - Best Cellular Reception - Cellular Solutions

Here is a very basic review of the system:

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Old 07-11-2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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I'm currently using a Digital Antenna dual band cell repeater that I just installed in my van before the trip. Works great with only one dead spot from FL to OR and that was in a very remote section of WY.

The major difference between a repeater and an amplifier is this: a repeater uses an inside and outside antenna so you are totally wireless as the inside antenna picks up the signal from your cell phone, transfers it by wire to the amplifier and then again by wire to the external antenna.

An amplifier system does the same thing, but does not have the internal antenna, requiring you to hard wire the phone to the amplifier. They are said to work better due to having everything hard wired together with less signal loss, but I found that the repeater system works fine for my needs.
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