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Do Boosters work???

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Eric McNew, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Dr.WireMORE

    Dr.WireMORE Guest

    Antenna Boosters do work! And if your serious, buy a Wilson booster that
    works. The Dr.

    Fact: Since you were looking to boost your signal in your house: wilson
    booster antenna. It is an external antenna, cable to the interior, then an
    interior "booster", which does amplify signal both inbound/outbound. It
    costs more than a penny. This could be perfect for you.
    http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/welcome.htm

    Fact: (According to Wilson)
    (http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/antennas/wcstealth.htm): "Up to 90% of a
    cellphone's power on transmit and receive is absorbed within a car or truck
    and the users head." guessing that the same would be said in your house.
    The question could be how much is absorbed by your head.

    Opinion: With the above information, there is a reasonable chance that this
    piece of .01 to 5.00 "metal", does one of two things:
    1) it amplifies the signal and sends it x-fold out into the air (ignoring
    that it is not directional, so it is boostering this signal also goes into
    your head.
    2) if it doesn't amplify, then perhaps it is "blocking" the signal that
    would normally go away from your head and reflecting it into your head.
    (You usually put this on the back of the phone... between the phone and the
    battery.... if it doesn't send stuff away from your head, maybe it reflects
    into your head.
    3) And personal experience: people who have them on the phone say one of two
    things: "it didn't make it any worse" and every so often, one person will
    say "it actually improved it, really made a difference"

    Dr. WireMORE
    Wireless Consultant/Trainer, Midwest Master Agent

    "Eric McNew" <artboy@yahooXXX.com> wrote in message
    news:190220041410324913%artboy@yahooXXX.com...
    > I live in an area that I usually have 1 - 2 bars of reception (at my
    > house) and I frequently get dropped calls. Has anyone used these cheap
    > $5 cell boosters or know of another solution?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Eric
     



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  2. Scott Nelson

    Scott Nelson Guest

    OK so where are the 5 dollar ones that this thread is referring to?
    ( Read whole thread ).

    We know hard wired and amplifiers ones, ( second message posted ) with two
    antennas work, but I haven't seen anything to lead me to believe that the 5
    dollar clip-on to the phone unit, do other than get somebody else richer.

    Scotty


    "Dr.WireMORE" <Dr.WireMORE@VZW-Midwest.com> wrote in message
    news:Yeo_b.16591$PY.5231@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > Antenna Boosters do work! And if your serious, buy a Wilson booster that
    > works. The Dr.
    >
    > Fact: Since you were looking to boost your signal in your house: wilson
    > booster antenna. It is an external antenna, cable to the interior, then

    an
    > interior "booster", which does amplify signal both inbound/outbound. It
    > costs more than a penny. This could be perfect for you.
    > http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/welcome.htm
    >
    > Fact: (According to Wilson)
    > (http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/antennas/wcstealth.htm): "Up to 90% of a
    > cellphone's power on transmit and receive is absorbed within a car or

    truck
    > and the users head." guessing that the same would be said in your house.
    > The question could be how much is absorbed by your head.
    >
    > Opinion: With the above information, there is a reasonable chance that

    this
    > piece of .01 to 5.00 "metal", does one of two things:
    > 1) it amplifies the signal and sends it x-fold out into the air (ignoring
    > that it is not directional, so it is boostering this signal also goes into
    > your head.
    > 2) if it doesn't amplify, then perhaps it is "blocking" the signal that
    > would normally go away from your head and reflecting it into your head.
    > (You usually put this on the back of the phone... between the phone and

    the
    > battery.... if it doesn't send stuff away from your head, maybe it

    reflects
    > into your head.
    > 3) And personal experience: people who have them on the phone say one of

    two
    > things: "it didn't make it any worse" and every so often, one person will
    > say "it actually improved it, really made a difference"
    >
    > Dr. WireMORE
    > Wireless Consultant/Trainer, Midwest Master Agent
    >
    > "Eric McNew" <artboy@yahooXXX.com> wrote in message
    > news:190220041410324913%artboy@yahooXXX.com...
    > > I live in an area that I usually have 1 - 2 bars of reception (at my
    > > house) and I frequently get dropped calls. Has anyone used these cheap
    > > $5 cell boosters or know of another solution?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Eric

    >
    >
     
  3. Eddie Haskel

    Eddie Haskel Guest

    One word .......HORSESHIT!


    "Dr.WireMORE" <Dr.WireMORE@VZW-Midwest.com> wrote in message
    news:Yeo_b.16591$PY.5231@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > Antenna Boosters do work! And if your serious, buy a Wilson booster that
    > works. The Dr.
    >
    > Fact: Since you were looking to boost your signal in your house: wilson
    > booster antenna. It is an external antenna, cable to the interior, then

    an
    > interior "booster", which does amplify signal both inbound/outbound. It
    > costs more than a penny. This could be perfect for you.
    > http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/welcome.htm
    >
    > Fact: (According to Wilson)
    > (http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/antennas/wcstealth.htm): "Up to 90% of a
    > cellphone's power on transmit and receive is absorbed within a car or

    truck
    > and the users head." guessing that the same would be said in your house.
    > The question could be how much is absorbed by your head.
    >
    > Opinion: With the above information, there is a reasonable chance that

    this
    > piece of .01 to 5.00 "metal", does one of two things:
    > 1) it amplifies the signal and sends it x-fold out into the air (ignoring
    > that it is not directional, so it is boostering this signal also goes into
    > your head.
    > 2) if it doesn't amplify, then perhaps it is "blocking" the signal that
    > would normally go away from your head and reflecting it into your head.
    > (You usually put this on the back of the phone... between the phone and

    the
    > battery.... if it doesn't send stuff away from your head, maybe it

    reflects
    > into your head.
    > 3) And personal experience: people who have them on the phone say one of

    two
    > things: "it didn't make it any worse" and every so often, one person will
    > say "it actually improved it, really made a difference"
    >
    > Dr. WireMORE
    > Wireless Consultant/Trainer, Midwest Master Agent
    >
    > "Eric McNew" <artboy@yahooXXX.com> wrote in message
    > news:190220041410324913%artboy@yahooXXX.com...
    > > I live in an area that I usually have 1 - 2 bars of reception (at my
    > > house) and I frequently get dropped calls. Has anyone used these cheap
    > > $5 cell boosters or know of another solution?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Eric

    >
    >
     
  4. Scott Nelson

    Scott Nelson Guest

    Dr. WireMORE wasn't talking about the same thing this thread is.

    Was talking about two way active antenna repeaters and external antennas,
    which are more than 40 Bucks or so.
    I know those work. ;-)
    I am using a repeater system in my basement. Works great! I get damn near
    full strength now where I couldn't even make a call before.

    It's the $5 ones that don't work, I agree.

    Scotty


    "Eddie Haskel" <wiseguy@clever.com> wrote in message
    news:fKy_b.29370$ox6.4625@newssvr25.news.prodigy.com...
    > One word .......HORSESHIT!
    >
    >
    > "Dr.WireMORE" <Dr.WireMORE@VZW-Midwest.com> wrote in message
    > news:Yeo_b.16591$PY.5231@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > Antenna Boosters do work! And if your serious, buy a Wilson booster

    that
    > > works. The Dr.
    > >
    > > Fact: Since you were looking to boost your signal in your house: wilson
    > > booster antenna. It is an external antenna, cable to the interior, then

    > an
    > > interior "booster", which does amplify signal both inbound/outbound. It
    > > costs more than a penny. This could be perfect for you.
    > > http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/welcome.htm
    > >
    > > Fact: (According to Wilson)
    > > (http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/antennas/wcstealth.htm): "Up to 90% of

    a
    > > cellphone's power on transmit and receive is absorbed within a car or

    > truck
    > > and the users head." guessing that the same would be said in your house.
    > > The question could be how much is absorbed by your head.
    > >
    > > Opinion: With the above information, there is a reasonable chance that

    > this
    > > piece of .01 to 5.00 "metal", does one of two things:
    > > 1) it amplifies the signal and sends it x-fold out into the air

    (ignoring
    > > that it is not directional, so it is boostering this signal also goes

    into
    > > your head.
    > > 2) if it doesn't amplify, then perhaps it is "blocking" the signal that
    > > would normally go away from your head and reflecting it into your head.
    > > (You usually put this on the back of the phone... between the phone and

    > the
    > > battery.... if it doesn't send stuff away from your head, maybe it

    > reflects
    > > into your head.
    > > 3) And personal experience: people who have them on the phone say one of

    > two
    > > things: "it didn't make it any worse" and every so often, one person

    will
    > > say "it actually improved it, really made a difference"
    > >
    > > Dr. WireMORE
    > > Wireless Consultant/Trainer, Midwest Master Agent
    > >
    > > "Eric McNew" <artboy@yahooXXX.com> wrote in message
    > > news:190220041410324913%artboy@yahooXXX.com...
    > > > I live in an area that I usually have 1 - 2 bars of reception (at my
    > > > house) and I frequently get dropped calls. Has anyone used these cheap
    > > > $5 cell boosters or know of another solution?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks
    > > > Eric

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  5. eric mcnew

    eric mcnew Guest

    So - today, by chance and order we placed for ink cartridges came with
    a 'FREE' one of those cheap-o sticker things. I'll let you know if
    there's any difference.
     
  6. Quick

    Quick Guest

    "eric mcnew" <artboy@mcomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:270220041705088125%artboy@mcomcast.net...
    > So - today, by chance and order we placed for ink cartridges came with
    > a 'FREE' one of those cheap-o sticker things. I'll let you know if
    > there's any difference.


    And how are you going to tell?

    -Quick
     
  7. In article <1077925191.68478@sj-nntpcache-5>, dhorwitz@NOSPAMcisco.com says...
    >
    >
    >
    >"eric mcnew" <artboy@mcomcast.net> wrote in message
    >news:270220041705088125%artboy@mcomcast.net...
    >> So - today, by chance and order we placed for ink cartridges came with
    >> a 'FREE' one of those cheap-o sticker things. I'll let you know if
    >> there's any difference.

    >
    >And how are you going to tell?


    find a place where you have a weak signal. Install the booster. See if
    the signal changes. Try this in a few areas. Pretty easy test.
    -------------
    Alex
     

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