My problem concerns the lack of signal at my trailer. Being retired I am spending a lot of time there and I simply can't use this 'smart' phone. Samsung Infuse 4G SGH-I997. After long talks with Rogers the upshot is that they would sell me hundreds of dollars of boosters to correct their problem. I am probably not moving to another park any time soon so is there a solution short of switching to Bell? I notice Bell subscribers walking around the park talking on their phones. I have never been able to make a call or receive one in this park in three years.
I have seen lots of home made antenna boosters that rely on plugging into the antenna port on the phone. Problem is my phone doesn't have such a port.
Wilson repeaters can be installed and will just "repeat" the signal, you don't have to plug into the antenna port in this case.
Just need to compare the costs of installing one of these units (100-300 bucks depending on the model) or the cost of cancelling and switching to a different provider. Also consider the hassle of the phone only working near your repeater if it's really that terrible in the park.
Thanks for that. Changing providers is doable in 15 months when my contract runs out. There are other reasons we might want to switch. I have read up on the repeaters and other boosters. The thing is that I don't understand how these providers can charge what they do and not provide a proper signal. It's not my fault that the signal doesn't reach me. Why should I have to pay to fix their problem?
It's interesting that I get a great signal when it's stormy and raining. Go figure.
That is certainly a possibility. I've had the phone 18 months and the first year I had to return it to fix the proximity sensor. I couldn't use it as a phone! Then the second time I found I had no signal anywhere. Took it back and they re-installed the OS. So maybe that's happening again. No warranty now though.