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  1. riffdex

    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Was talking to Verizon customer service earlier about something else completely, and I managed to talk the rep into giving me a verizon network extender for only $100. Which is good, considering I don't have very good service at my house. (Though admittedly I just wish vz's network provided me with service at my house to begin with). We have 30 days to return it for a refund if we don't want to keep it. Does anyone know if this might give off any significant radiation into my house that could be harmful? (this is going to be in my room, about 20 feet from my bed) Also, will this use up a lot of my internet bandwidth, and will it make my internet usage choppy (or viceverse)? If anyone has or had one of these I'd love some comments. Thanks.

    PS: I don't have it yet I just ordered it today
     

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  2. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I know about it that might be of importance is that apparently other people with Verizon service may be connecting to it (as their phone thinks it's just another cell phone tower) and there's nothing you can do to stop that happening. Voice traffic will barely use any data on your internet though, I'm sure.

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/64350-good-thinking-verizon.html
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: Double post. I only hit submit once!
     
  4. riffdex

    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am aware of this. I think it's ridiculous that other vz customers will be able to use (albeit a small amount of) my internet bandwidth. But it is what it is. Regardless, where I live there is a 0% chance of anyone other than guests (or trespassers) will be in range to use our connection (but I still think it's a ridiculous policy).

    EDIT: But about to part of me not being able to do anything to stop others from using my service, I'm pretty sure I read something about being able to set our phones as priorities.
     
  5. Dmordarski

    Dmordarski Well-Known Member

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    lol, you didn't "talk" the rep into anything, the extender is on rebate.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?
     
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    Bramsy Well-Known Member

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    :facepalm
     
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    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Umm, actually it's not. I don't know what the link you posted is supposed to signify, but it does nothing. The extender has been priced at $199.99 for quite some time, no rebate included. I looked this up online a few weeks ago, and when I asked the representative how much they were (I wanted to know if they had decreased in price since I had last checked), she told me they were still at $199.99. It was at that point when I asked her if we could get it cheaper.

    I hope you're talking to him lol.
     
  8. damule6666

    damule6666 Well-Known Member

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    I got a rebate on mine...
    $100 bones..

    So he DOES know what he's talking about..
     
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    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    There are rebates and deals on all products from time to time. The verizon extender has been at a flat $199.99 for quite some time, and there certainly has not been any rebate recently. Just because you got a deal on something a while back, does not mean it can still be had for that price. At least not without some finagling. So no, his claim that the vz extender is currently on rebate is not correct.

    EDIT: Now can I actually get some helpful posts? I posted this for a reason, because I have some questions ): (disregard this if you did post something helpful)
     
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    n813ca Well-Known Member

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    got mine for 100 as well online with instant rebate
     
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    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm confused as to why my thread asking some legitimate questions turned into a place to post irrelevant information. Not only is the extender currently priced at $200, but even if somebody were to get a deal with a $100 rebate, that's different from getting it for $100 to begin with. So why can't I be happy that I talked a rep down to giving me a product for $100, one that is listed at $200? (I'll repeat for the umpteenth time: there is currently no rebate in place for this product)

    Regardless, this thread is not about how much I paid for the extender. That was simply a setup for my situation, because I had some serious questions that I was hoping someone would be able to help with. Now please whoever else posts, please keep it on topic!

    PS: My upload speed is .75 Mbps. Does anyone know if the extender use a significant amount of my upload bandwidth? To the point where it might affect my internet performance?
     
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    Hope that helps.
     
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    carmendiva Well-Known Member

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    i have one...i dont think you have to worry about radiation issues though
     
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    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you, but his comment about bandwidth usage was kind of vague. And I have been reading about the extender and am under the impression that it uses a lot of upload bandwidth. Considering the fact that I don't have a necessarily impressive upload bandwidth, this could be a problem.

    @carmendiva ty
     
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    They probably are talking about your deal because you titled the post "Woohoo."

    I hope the network extender helps you out.
     
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    OK here's a better answer then. Our phones use the EVRC codec to encode our voice calls. The bandwidth of EVRC ranges from 0.8kbits/sec to 4.0kbits/sec. That's 0.1 kilobytes per second to 0.5 kilobytes per second. Unless you are connecting to the internet through a 15 year old dialup modem you aren't even going to notice it.
     
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    riffdex Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've been reading a lot about the extender, and I have read a lot of people saying that it uses a lot of upload bandwidth. Perhaps the bandwidth used varies when using the standard EVRC connection, as opposed to using an extender. I've also read some accounts where people have said that, if you are uploading anything to the internet, nobody will be able to hear you over your cell phone. Either way, I just want to get as much info on this as I can, so thanks for the info :)

    EDIT: Also, I don't have dial-up, but I don't exactly have the best connection either. I live in a rural area where I only have one choice for broadband (Embarq), and my upload is not very good. But I'm not complaining. A year ago, we didn't have even that and had to use dial-up. :)
     
  18. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

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    idk if has something to do with internet providers
    but i have time warner roadrunner
    and i dont notice any issues with my extended network and internet
     
  19. rogue_slc_vzw_rep

    rogue_slc_vzw_rep Well-Known Member

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    You got it for 100 dollars without a rebate because your price plan is probably over 79.98 which makes you a high value customer and the rep could adjust your price on the accessory based on a policy



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