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    How to improve reception in the basement?

    I have tried different phones (see left) and always get bad reception in the basement. Sometimes people can't hear what I'm talking, and other times the conversation gets really choppy.

    Is there any way to improve reception in the basement? Besides methods like walking upstairs or standing on top of a desk?

    Thanks!

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    the problem might be the network quality in your area, if its a bad area for GSM networks, then that you cant really help.

    theres not a lot you can do except trying to flash your phones to the latest firmware and seeing if that improves it..

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    I've also realzied that using a BT headset might help, since your head won't be partly interfering with the reception.

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    Originally posted by n3985
    I've also realzied that using a BT headset might help, since your head won't be partly interfering with the reception.
    Or you can leave you cell upstairs and use your BT headset in the basement.
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    My cousin has an Antenna booster in his E715. Sometimes he gets better reception in the areas that I have ×××× ××× reception and we're both on the same service provider (Fido)

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    Why do NA people spend so much time in their basements ?

    It seems like the basement is the most important local in NA homes. If a mobile phone does not work there, its of no use.


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    most people have their basements finished so it's like a second living room plus it's so much cooler/colder, which is good for summer time

    i get so-so reception from my basement with my 616

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    Originally posted by trunkzz
    most people have their basements finished so it's like a second living room
    Cross over the sea we use basements most often to store stuff we could not throw for sentimental reasons (some uses the attic for same reason).

    Originally posted by trunkzz
    plus it's so much cooler/colder, which is good for summer time
    Thought you had air condition for that.


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    why waste more money for energy when you can go down and have natural coolness in your basement?

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    i dont have a basement =p

    i was gonna suggest get out of the basement, but yeah u already had that listed... haha

    u could get a bt headset like suggested abv... leave your phone upstairs and use your headset in the basement
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    Originally posted by dlo_
    My cousin has an Antenna booster in his E715. Sometimes he gets better reception in the areas that I have ×××× ××× reception and we're both on the same service provider (Fido)
    antenna booster? dont tell me its the stupid sticker u stick inside your phone

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    Originally posted by hojbjerg
    Or you can leave you cell upstairs and use your BT headset in the basement.
    That's an excellent idea!

    One other variation would be to get a BT speakerphone, and put that in the basement.

    Another, though non-BT, variation would be to get a cellphone-to-wirephone "adapter" (like Cellsocket or Phonelabs Dock-N-Talk) and put it upstairs where there is a good signal, and run a phone wire down to a regular wired phone in the basement.

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    Why do people use cell phones in basements or in their own homes at all? Does somebody has a land phone there? And some also claiming that if the phone does not work in basement of their house they will not buy it...



    Where I am living (Europe), people use their mobile phones only when they are not at home as that is supposed to be the purpose of haveing one. And people that use internet a lot usually get DSL line so that phone is free for normal calls...



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    Originally posted by dnrad
    And people that use internet a lot usually get DSL line so that phone is free for normal calls...
    Around here, we only dream of being able to get DSL someday ...

    Anyway, for a lot of people I know, their cell phone is their "work number". While their landline phone is their "home number". As work demands, they have to keep their cell phone 'on' at home while waiting for that all important business call.

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