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    Antenna booster for iPhone 4s

    I finally got to try out my new iPhone 4s up north at my trailer a few days ago and this phone does pick up a signal a "little" better than the 3G I had but still not great. It's frustrating to say the least so I've been searching for something reasonable in price.

    Has anyone here tried one of these?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cell-Pho...ht_2894wt_1396

    For the price I'm thinking about at least giving it a shot.

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    I might just bite and get a repeater/amplifier from Source as long as I can return it if it doesn't work. They're a few more bucks but as long as it works.

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    Those are useless , They do not work period. Passive antennas have no actual effect on you device.

    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    I finally got to try out my new iPhone 4s up north at my trailer a few days ago and this phone does pick up a signal a "little" better than the 3G I had but still not great. It's frustrating to say the least so I've been searching for something reasonable in price.

    Has anyone here tried one of these?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cell-Pho...ht_2894wt_1396

    For the price I'm thinking about at least giving it a shot.
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    I ended up ordering the Wi Ex SOHO 545 repeater off the web for $190 shipped. It's a repeater so hopefully this does the trick.

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    Good luck . The WI-Ex product works okay if you have a very strong donor signal and it is just your building blocking the signal . They do not amplify a signal very well if you are in a weak signal area.
    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    I ended up ordering the Wi Ex SOHO 545 repeater off the web for $190 shipped. It's a repeater so hopefully this does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum Signal View Post
    Good luck . The WI-Ex product works okay if you have a very strong donor signal and it is just your building blocking the signal . They do not amplify a signal very well if you are in a weak signal area.
    I get one to zero bars outside generally but I'll try mounting the antenna higher up in a tree and see what happens. Do any of these repeaters actually amplify the signal?

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    I know ours do , but if you read the disclaimer on most dealer sites they say you need at least 2 bars of donor signal . We have gotten around really bad signal areas by installing a direct connect amplifier inline to act as a pre-amp . This always solve the problem unless there is a terrain issue and signal just cannot physically get there.
    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    I get one to zero bars outside generally but I'll try mounting the antenna higher up in a tree and see what happens. Do any of these repeaters actually amplify the signal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum Signal View Post
    I know ours do , but if you read the disclaimer on most dealer sites they say you need at least 2 bars of donor signal . We have gotten around really bad signal areas by installing a direct connect amplifier inline to act as a pre-amp . This always solve the problem unless there is a terrain issue and signal just cannot physically get there.
    What kind do you have?

    I'll be installing this Zboost June 15th'ish. I'll get back to this thread with a report on whether it was a success or not.

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    As I mentioned, I would get back to this thread after installing the Zboost cell signal booster. Well, after 16 years of not having service up north I now get full 3G. It works great!

    I'm even getting a satellite dish next week, so 16 years of next to no tv and inyernet access now! I'm not going to know what hit me. I won't ever want to come back home now!

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    Where did you buy this Zbooster? So you just mount it inside your house and thats it? No external antenna needed?

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    As I mentioned, I would get back to this thread after installing the Zboost cell signal booster. Well, after 16 years of not having service up north I now get full 3G. It works great!

    I'm even getting a satellite dish next week, so 16 years of next to no tv and inyernet access now! I'm not going to know what hit me. I won't ever want to come back home now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [Q] View Post
    Where did you buy this Zbooster? So you just mount it inside your house and thats it? No external antenna needed?

    Thanks
    I got it from Hookbag.ca for $215 shipped. Yes, you need to mount an external antenna, and then run the coax cable inside.

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