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Old 02-15-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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Do these things actually work? I have sprint, which is garbage period, but I cannot receive or place any calls at my house. No service, but if I go down the street full LTE.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:06 AM   #2
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Yes they work, but they require home Internet service to work.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:10 AM   #3
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Yes they work, but they require home Internet service to work.
I've got Verizon fios. Well frontier now.
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Then yes, you'll benefit from a femtocell.
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Then yes, you'll benefit from a femtocell.
What is that?
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:16 AM   #6
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Technical name for a cell signal booster.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:27 AM   #7
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Some companies sell home use BDA's as well, that aren't dependant on internet.
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might call your cell provider, I've heard of them sending them free.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:41 AM   #9
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So what should I be looking for? Do all of them require me hooking up an exterior antenna and running cable? I was hoping for something like a router, just plug it in and move the antennas on top.

I'll have to see if sprint would send one. Actually have pretty god signal everywhere but in my house or yard.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #10
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Sprint sent us one years ago, before we left them, because their signal was shit in the house. You had to go to the front yard to keep from dropping calls.

It worked well, and was connected to our router (internet based). Lea had raised all kinds of hell, so they gave us the device and a monthly credit on the bill to offset the cost (like $5 or $10 a month I think).

It was the Airave that we had.. https://www.sprint.com/landings/airave/
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:09 AM   #11
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Wilson is the brand I see most often out in BFE. They have a pretty wide range of options and are not Internet dependant.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:51 AM   #12
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Wilson is what we use in the offices and in all the work trucks. They work well
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:02 PM   #13
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What is that?
Sounds like a jailed sex doll
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Dont most providers let you use your local wifi for phone calls now? Shit works great for me on TMobile.
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Dont most providers let you use your local wifi for phone calls now? Shit works great for me on TMobile.
Beats the fuck out of me.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:51 AM   #16
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WIFI calling on AT&T is pretty good. Our cell signal at the house is very poor. Once we switched over to WIFI calling it's been night and day. It's crystal clear too.
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We use the Wilson boosters in our work trucks and they do make a big difference when out where the service is sketchy.

https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/
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Turn on wifi calling. Problem solved
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Turn on wifi calling. Problem solved
Wow, I didn't even know that was an option now. lol

Although I don't really need it at home with Verizon. It's good to know the option is there if I am somewhere with wifi but no cell signal.
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