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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrianvfx, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. adrianvfx

    adrianvfx Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys,
    I bought my girlfriend a Huawei Ascend 2 weeks ago, and she cannot get any signal in my apartment. Does anyone know of a way to increase the cell phone signal for her? Unfortunately she is on MetroPCS, so the signal isn't too great to begin with, but it would be nice if she could actually make and receive phone calls!

     

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  2. Best Answer:
    Post #19 by KOLIO, Aug 25, 2011 (1 points)
  3. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    If you google it you will see that you can buy signal boosters you put in your home, but I think its pretty iffy myself.
     
  4. adrianvfx

    adrianvfx Newbie
    Thread Starter

    right. I was wondering if anyone knew of one that possibly worked? or a workaround via wifi? anything?
     
  5. RJFait

    RJFait Newbie

    If you google the reviews of these, they can actually make your reception worse. If they did work so well to improve a cell phones signal, I would think wireless providers would include them in every phone since each company is trying to boast the best signal and they can be purchase on ebay for almost nothing.
     
  6. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Android Enthusiast

    Those TV commercial sticker boosters are the scams, to be specific. I read a very interesting article which did a good test to prove that they don't work.

    Now a signal repeater is a different animal, and it *could* help your situation, but that depends on whether you can position it in a spot to receive the most of whatever signal is available, and remember that a weak signal is not going to be made better by a repeater. It will amplify that signal, but it will be amplifying a weak signal, coupled with amplifying any interference and distortion due to distance or obstruction as well.

    Another option would be using something like Google Voice in combination with other apps to enable calls via WiFi, but that's a complicated process and probably more than most people are willing to undertake.
     
  7. starr1048

    starr1048 Well-Known Member

    Try Ebay , im getting 1 bar before , and got the Antenna on Ebay
    about 20 buck
    its work great , now im getting about 3 bars
    the sticker SUCK , in the pass i try sticking 1 - 4 on my phone
    Nothing change LOL

    > BlastGT1 ur the Answer Person on the Board huh LOL
    ur everywhere LOL
     
  8. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert

    The blast knows all! :D
     
  9. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    Yes, the sticker boosters you put on the battery are fake..But they do sell these things that look like wireless routers that are for your home, that are supposed to boost signal..If you read reviews on them its pretty 50/50.
     
  10. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Android Enthusiast

    I just answer what I can, link to what's useful, and try to help people. I'm no expert on this stuff by any means, but I read a hell of a lot and share what I learn. That's what it's all about! :)
     
  11. miCc_at_nite

    miCc_at_nite Lurker

    When i worked for verizon, i found that if your cell phone doesnt work it places your often in, try this...


    hit *228
    call...

    it will re program your fone to the closest cell phone towers to you...

    it doesnt always work but def, worth a try :D
     
  12. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert


    Same here.

    Btw can I boost a near by wifi signal, posibly with my phone?
    *crosses fingers*
     
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  13. MrCurious

    MrCurious Lurker

    Those who say that cell signal boosters aren't effective, just don't know how to use it or the reason might be in untrusted manufacturer. I personally ordered AnyTone 400 (from myamplifiers.com - just for case you need it) and EVERYTHING is all right. So, please, don't blame all boosters if you happened to have bad experience.
     
  14. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    real boosters arent cheap, stick on ant suck lol

    *288 huh?? .....trys it.......
     
  15. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    ummm no workie lol
     
  16. -Lulu

    -Lulu Android Enthusiast

    i believe for metro its *225
     
  17. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    dont work either lol
     
  18. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    What kind of antenna are you talking about?
     
  19. delsolro

    delsolro Lurker

    anyone has any better way of being able to reprogram your phone to the closest antenna? online it says by removing your battery it should connect you to the closest one once its back up and running.
     
  20. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Dial *228.On CRICKET,just allow the reprogramming to finish.On METRO PCS,follow the instructions given.
     
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