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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by dontpanicbobby, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Is there an inexpensive way to get my t-mobile call signal to work inside my house? Ever since I moved into a first floor apartment I haven't been able to make any calls with just the mobile signal I recieve. I have to turn on WiFi to make calls. I'm looking for something around $100 USD or lower. TIA

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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    If you are a postpaid customer you can dial 611 and T-Mobile will supply a free signal booster. I've had one for several years.
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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    Yep, what Crashdamage said.

    If you're prepaid (like me) though, I'm afraid you'll have to spend a bit.
  4. Bodycount

    Bodycount Android Enthusiast

    Whats wrong with wifi calling? I use it all the time and rarely have issues. Only problem is when I have a weak wifi signal but that's something I can't control.
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    There's nothing wrong with WiFi calling. My issue is what happens when the power goes out. When the power goes out my WiFi is down and my cordless phones don't work. I'd have to go outside to call someone if there were an emergency. I'd like to avoid that during these cold winter months.
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Most signal extenders/boosters require a powder source anyway. If it didn't need any additional "umph" you wouldn't need the booster ;)
  7. Bodycount

    Bodycount Android Enthusiast

    We use signal boosters at work for Sprint and Verizon and AT&T. They all run through the network using data cable. Meaning if you lose power first of all the signal booster won't work unless it's on battery backup.. and second of all unless your network is on battery backup it still won't work.
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  8. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Yes that is one thing I dislike about all the cell boosters I have read about. They use your home internet connection if your cable is out your cell is too.
  9. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    T-Mobile units are true signal booster/repeaters. They do NOT use an internet connection.
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