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    Mobile Signal Booster

    Has anyone found a mobile signal booster that is reliable?

    I've spent the last few days trying to source a booster, and wouldn't you know....The only 2 I can find, and neither company wants to answer the phone OR email, so I'm a little bit fed up!

    Has anyone found anything like this for 1000m2?

    Here are the 2 I've found so far....

    High powered O2 and Vodafone mobile phone signal booster

    Large 900mhz 1000m2 - 179.99 : gsmmobilesignalbooster.co.uk

    Same model, but do they want the business? Seems not from their reluctance to make contact!!!

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    What network are you on ? I know Vodafone sell femtocels

    Vodafone Sure Signal

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    Does anyone know if there is a T-Mobile (EE) or 02 version of this booster?

    As far as I am aware, the mobile operators can sell these and they are legal but the ones sold by other suppliers are not all legal to use.

    Andrew
    Last edited by adhutton; 28th January 2013 at 02:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a T-Mobile (EE) or 02 version of this booster?

    As far as I am aware, the mobile operators can sell these and they are legal but the ones sold by other suppliers are not all legal to use.

    Andrew

    I'm on O2...but this is correct....as I've just found out!

    Ofcom | Mobile phone jammers and cellular enhancers

    The last paragraph says it all really! 5000 and/or 51 weeks in clink....Niiiiice!

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    My aunt had a couple of guys in suits knock on her door a couple of weeks ago who flashed her IDs and asked to come in all officially. One went upstairs while the other explained that their signal boosters were blocking out signal for the whole area. She was pretty shaken and said she wished she hadn't opened the door to which their reply was "We would've busted it down anyway, we've got a warrant to enter".

    Nothing ultimately came of it since she was (conscientiously) innocent, she had no idea they were illegal as you can pick them up all over the place but yeh... moral of the story is that if you don't want ofcom kicking your door down get an "official" one or more importantly, don't get an iPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowx View Post
    My aunt had a couple of guys in suits knock on her door a couple of weeks ago who flashed her IDs and asked to come in all officially. One went upstairs while the other explained that their signal boosters were blocking out signal for the whole area. She was pretty shaken and said she wished she hadn't opened the door to which their reply was "We would've busted it down anyway, we've got a warrant to enter".

    Nothing ultimately came of it since she was (conscientiously) innocent, she had no idea they were illegal as you can pick them up all over the place but yeh... moral of the story is that if you don't want ofcom kicking your door down get an "official" one or more importantly, don't get an iPhone
    LOL! But I never even put the make of phone in the original post!!!

    How did you guess???

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a T-Mobile (EE) or O2 version of this booster?
    There is. It's called the O2 BoostBox and costs ~150.

    Alternatively you could wait until O2 release their TuGo smartphone app and then you can make phone calls over WiFi.
    Last edited by Arthur; 28th January 2013 at 03:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    There is. It's called the O2 BoostBox and costs ~150.

    Alternatively you could wait until O2 release their TuGo smartphone app and then you can make phone calls over WiFi.
    Both of these are of great interest to me...Thanks @Arthur ...really good find!

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    I'd recommend the O2 boostbox or the Vodafone Suresignal. They are femtocells so you need a broadband conenction to get them working but they are easy to use and quite reliable.

    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Has anyone found a mobile signal booster that is reliable?

    I've spent the last few days trying to source a booster, and wouldn't you know....The only 2 I can find, and neither company wants to answer the phone OR email, so I'm a little bit fed up!

    Has anyone found anything like this for 1000m2?

    Here are the 2 I've found so far....

    High powered O2 and Vodafone mobile phone signal booster

    Large 900mhz 1000m2 - 179.99 : gsmmobilesignalbooster.co.uk

    Same model, but do they want the business? Seems not from their reluctance to make contact!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a T-Mobile (EE) or 02 version of this booster?

    Andrew
    Not sure if it is specific to T-Mobile or Orange, but just had my Everything Everywhere public sector update which included this

    "Office Signal Box
    Signal Box’s big brother. 16 people can make calls simultaneously and up to 40 metres away, enough to keep a small to medium offi ce connected.
    Professionally Installed, and available in one-off or monthly payment options."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Alternatively you could wait until O2 release their TuGo smartphone app and then you can make phone calls over WiFi.
    Or install Viber - Free calls, Free text messages, photo and location sharing for Android or iOS. No new accounts or passwords to remember, just links to your existing mobile number.
    Can be used on 3G and/or WiFi and supports picture messaging too.
    Also very useful for family/friends abroad.
    Totally free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    Or install Viber
    Does Viber allow you to call people who don't have the app installed? That's what TuGo will enable you to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayemm View Post
    Not sure if it is specific to T-Mobile or Orange, but just had my Everything Everywhere public sector update which included this: Office Signal Box
    Thanks for posting this! I had almost given up waiting for Orange to release a femtocell of their own. They are the last network to release one.

    I am going to try and get the Office Signal Box's little brother since my signal is non-existent at home.

    Btw, Three also have a femtocell (called the Home Signal) which looks very similar to the one sold by EE. They are probably made by the same company?
    Last edited by Arthur; 28th January 2013 at 11:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    LOL! But I never even put the make of phone in the original post!!!

    How did you guess???
    Every iPhone I've seen has signal problems! Every single one on all different networks. 3 friends all replaced blackberries (which are turd anyway) with iPhones and all had lack of signal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowx View Post
    Every iPhone I've seen has signal problems! Every single one on all different networks. 3 friends all replaced blackberries (which are turd anyway) with iPhones and all had lack of signal!
    its not just iphones its smartphones in general my old nokia gets a far better signal than any smartphone ive ever used/compared it against

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