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Thread: Aluminum FOIL to Boost SIGNAL ? ? ?

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    Aluminum FOIL to Boost SIGNAL ? ? ?

    I've read on another message board that if you place a small square piece of aluminum foil between your phone and the battery, reception on the phone actually improves?

    Is this a hoax or does it actually work?

    The aluminum foil doesnt mess up the phone or the circuitry?

    I'd like to try this but Im scared that it could potentially damage my phone

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    it'll sure save you a penny or two

    but i dunno.. makes ya wanna try it. hehe. i would try it but i just got my phone and i wont be anywhere where i dont get full reception so i cant tell :P

    but i guess its just like putting foil on your tv antenna.. hehehe

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    mmMMmmmM, wen my cordless fone fell off tha roof and the antenna broke of i replaced it wiv a whole stack of alumin foil stuffed where antena got snapped... and that workd... so lng as u din touch the stuf at all.. or move so made it kinda useless lolz, but yeh it sounds plausible id reckon... coodnt hurt 2 try(i hope)

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    all the signal boosters you can buy are foil with sticky tape and they do work and do not screw your phone. So I have an old nokia and a poor signal at home. I gave it a go and it works. not the best but from 2 bars to 3 bars with the foil and the phone works ok.

    Toby.

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    i just tried this out on my e715 and my v300 and the signal seems to be stronger i get 3 sticks instead of 2

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    you tried it with the foil??

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    Foil

    Okay, I had to try it. I have a Samsung V205 and I added the foil behind the better and it worked. I was totally amazed that the phone now has 6 bars of service in areas where it normally has 4 bars.

    Way to cool!

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    is there a chance that the foil and battery can cross circuit each other and bust the phone?

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    i just tried it on my s300 and i get at least 1 bar more...pretty neat trick and i didnt have to buy some stupid sticker

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    I have an E105...li-ion poly ...is it possible that the aluminum foil will short curcuit my battery and fry it?

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    im wondering too!

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    short

    I'm sure if the foil does come in contact with the battery leads, then it will cause a short. I taped my foil in place with clear tape and it works fine.

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    You might also try wrapping your head in foil. The added reflective properties of the foil on your head will not only increase signal reception but also lower expected absorption of radioactive waves from your handset.

    In addition, if you frequently carry your phone in your front pocket you might also try wrapping your genitals in foil to protect them from radioactive absorption. In addition, it will add to the receptive signal qualities when you are carrying your phone.
    Dan
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    there is no need to be like that hominid7!! HA HA. I always put my balls in foil... but it as nothing to do with the phone signal...


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    Originally posted by toby30
    there is no need to be like that hominid7!! HA HA. I always put my balls in foil... but it as nothing to do with the phone signal...


    That was too funny

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