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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cellular Signal Repeaters

Again, this is not merely a cell phone rant blog. At the moment it may seem to be one, but that is not my goal.

In my last post I discussed (disgust) my feelings about Verizon’s vaunted cell phone signal coverage. I mentioned that the local Verizon store told me that they don’t get a good signal at their location. I didn’t mention that he then suggested I purchase a signal booster. He said it was normally $350.00 but it currently had a $100.00 rebate. I asked if they had such an item why didn’t they have it in their store so people could get a good signal at their location. To me that seemed like a good idea and would help them sell more phones. He told me he had no idea why they didn’t use one or why they didn’t stock it.

I have several posts that mention that Verizon has such a device but I could not find it on their web site. I did read that they don’t charge you anything for using it which seems reasonable since it is their signal you can’t receive. I think they should give you the darn thing if they can’t provide a decent signal in your location.
Sprint has a similar device but they charge a monthly fee to use it.
There are multiple third party products that range widely and wildly in price.
The Amazon product is the least expensive one I found.

So if you live in a dreaded dead zone as I do, you may find one of these products will give you a useable cellular signal.  If I ever succumb to the lousy reception fix ugre I will review whatever one I get.

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