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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EdNerd, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. EdNerd

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    Is there a real working antenna booster for the S3? I'm on Verizon, and in one critical area of my daily work commute, we have "Drop Dead Corner"! This is actually a stretch of a few miles in a minor valley between a few small hills. On one end, it begins when I go around a corner of the the hills; on the other, it begins with a downhill into the valley (less than 200 feet).

    Sometimes, if the atmospheric conditions are friendly, I can spend ten miutes holding my phone right up next to the windshield and make it all the way around the bend. More often not!!

    Strangely enough, my friend with his older flip phone can almost always make it totally around the bend and through the zone without dropping a call. We can be talking to each other as we drive the same route, and my phone will drop out but his will hold the call.

    Is there anything I can do or add or adjust to boost my antenna's signal reception?

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    Might want to check some of the hardware by Wilson Electronics. Be warned that they can be on the pricey side.
     
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    Dont be fooled by any of the apps. All they do is turn airplane mode on then off :thumbup:
     
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    Pricey?? The cheapest I found the Sleek 4g-V was just over $90, plus shipping. I'll suffer dropped calls for that.

    'Way long ago, I had a bag phone for the simple reason of the output power. That thing put out a full 5 watts of power, vice today's 200-500 mw. They all laughed at me, but I could hit the towers from anywhere!

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    if the dead spot was inside your own house easy fix being that this is a road dead spot unless you know people who own the land installing tower is the only true fix.
     
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    Had to ask...how do you remedy dead spots in your own house? I've got one!
     
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    Think you can buy signal repeaters that recieve the signal, amplify it and transmit it
     
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    if your still verzion your looking for a network signal booster or a simialr product verzion has them
    Signal Boosters - Verizon Wireless

    in essence it uses your wifi to fill in the hole while still connecting to the network.
     
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