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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kamau, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Kamau

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    Do they actually work, or am I better off letting my kids go through my pockets and take the money?
     

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    You mean like the AirRave? Some people have good luck with them...I have not...
    Not a very good answer, I'm sorry, but I think Sprint will send you one for free if you complain enough:)
     
  3. Kamau

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    I mean like the apps that say they can increase your phones 3g/4g/wifi signal reception. I'm personally doubtful, but don't know for sure.
     
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    I wouldn't waste my time with it. Sounds like smoke and mirrors to me.
     
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    an app.. to help with the radio signal???

    LOL... what will they think of next?
     
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    Yea, I know it all sounds crazy & all, but when you have a decent phone, but crappy signal, you tend to reach for straws. :banghead:
     
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    No, the apps don't do anything.

    Many times sprint will give you a free device to improve your signal in your home. I'm sure other carriers do similar things.

    I would call your carrier and ask
     
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    well.. Motorola have a reputation for strong radios... samsung has weaker ones.

    you might look at getting a Moto.
    do you have any friends that are on the same carrier, but have different make phones? ask them to come over and test it out.
     
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    No, it's definitely a carrier issue. Everyone in my area with VM or Boost has the same problem. The coverage map shows excellent, but it's 100% opposite in actual use. You can even spot the VM/Boist/Sprint user easily, because we all go outside to get a half decent signal. And to add insult to injury, the tower is only 6/10th of a mile from me.
     
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    I&#8217;ve tried a zillion of those booster apps and all they do is make me think I&#8217;m doing something productive. Life gets tedious, waiting for 4G in my neighborhood.
     

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