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|10-31-2011, 01:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 24, '06
Phone: iphone 4s
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Signal Boost or Antannae?
The building I work in has terrible reception. I think it's the building construction (older cement, steel) because it's caused problems with any cellphone I've had.
I saw the "BOOST" case which claims it will boost the signal and reviews seem to state it'll add a bar or two. I don't necessarly want a "Boost" case though...
The Airrave seems a little overkill, but I've been talking to Sprint about that option. One rep offered it free, but 2 since then haven't
So has anyone seen or heard of or has experience with something else that will add strength to Sprint's signal? Suggestions?
|10-31-2011, 09:50 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 25, '11
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Those "signal boosters" have always seemed to be a gimmick to me. I remember my wife buying one and we put it on her phone and voila........absolutely nothing. I don't really see how a piece of metal with a sticky side too it does anything. Although if you want to give it a shot just to see, you would only be out a few bucks.
I personally have an airave and it does the trick. I went from 0-1 bars on any device I have owned over the last 4 years to full signal. I was able to get mine for free, however, I did have to go through a few reps. I finally had to explain that without it I didn't have the ability to use my phone at all and they sent me 1 for 1.00 plus tax lol. I also seemed to have had the 4.99 per month fee waived too. I didn't ask for that, but I am not complaining. The airave device will be the cheapest method for you. You could try a CDMA signal booster antenna but they are very pricy. When I looked before I got the airave, I want to say the cheapest I found was in the 300's.
Just call retentions if the rep doesn't offer it again and see what they can do for you. Hopefully they will help you out.
Good luck and keep us posted!l
|11-01-2011, 08:57 AM||#3|
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lol only thing u can do is what the above poster said and get an airave. if u call and explain it to retention they will probably work something out with u.
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