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Topic # 85469 20-Jun-2011 11:43 Send private message

My desk is in a terrible position and in some places i get 1-2 bars and in others i get no service so i was looking for something to improve this just a little bit and found this:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Accessories/Antenna-boosters/auction-384586878.htm

It seems like a bit of a scam, but then for $3 maybe its worth a try.

Has anyone used them before?
Theoretically should they help my signal?

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  Reply # 483093 20-Jun-2011 11:57 Send private message

Tried it a few years back (cost me a couple of dollars, was buying bigger price item of seller at time so didnt mind) and it did zilch for me on my Motorola L6.




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  Reply # 483096 20-Jun-2011 11:59 Send private message

Yeah they are a complete scam. You usually get them for free with eBay screen protectors/cases. Well I got one a few years back with a screen protector. They sell for about $5 for 100. So that person is making money hand over fist!


What phone is it for? If there is a standard cell aerial on it, you could always attach a proper 3g/gsm antenna to that? Or even a laptop 3g/wifi aerial if you found a way to hide it in the case?




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  Reply # 483102 20-Jun-2011 12:15 Send private message

Waste of time, money.




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  Reply # 483103 20-Jun-2011 12:20 Send private message

Best bet is probably A Surecell

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  Reply # 483109 20-Jun-2011 12:25 Send private message

2Degrees simcard should fix it hehehe ;)




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  Reply # 483113 20-Jun-2011 12:28 Send private message

Already on 2 degrees and the phone is u8150.

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  Reply # 483122 20-Jun-2011 12:32

I remember those days, I had about 2000 of them and used to sell them for $1 ea on Trademe. It was back in the days when I had a nokia 3310. From trial I actually found that it decreased my battery and signal :oP

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  Reply # 483124 20-Jun-2011 12:35 Send private message

Cool, take the back off, it should have a plug little black plug with gold around the outside

similar to this, if you have a old laptop at home, find the wireless card and it'll have two wires running from it.
Take one or both wires out and experiment, they fit perfectly on the plug.

If you have a gel case, you could have the wire exiting the lanyard hole and then wrapping round the phone inside the gel case




 




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  Reply # 483129 20-Jun-2011 12:47 Send private message

I could bore you with a reason why they simply can't work.

Just send me the $2.70 and you'll get exactly the same performance gains and I'll be able to buy something nice for afternoon tea.

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