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#237740 15-Jun-2018 22:58
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Who remembers the time little stickers with a 'gold printed circuit' were touted as being range extenders/boosters for mobile phones?  Turned out to be more useless than a dunny roll wrapped in tin foil undecided


I now see they are promoting external antenna for phones that plug into the ear-phone socket … THIS sort of thing.


Has anyone tested or used such a thing?  Is using the ear-phone socket gonna work?  For $4 I might try it surprised

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  #2038467 15-Jun-2018 23:20
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If your mobile supports radio then yeah sure, for calling ect no as that is a different circuit.

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  #2038512 16-Jun-2018 09:32
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The reviews on that site don't seem encouraging. I suspect the couple of positives are probably placebo effect.
But as you say - only $4...

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  #2038514 16-Jun-2018 09:46
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Yeah, all reviews I've found say it is OK for FM radio only …. but of course the sellers claim enhanced GPS and mobile too.


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  #2038515 16-Jun-2018 09:54
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I see that a lot of 'passive repeaters' are also being touted as signal boosters … anyone experienced these?

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  #2038516 16-Jun-2018 09:58
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I see that a lot of 'passive repeaters' are also being touted as signal boosters … anyone experienced these?



Passive repeaters? Sounds like the NZ mainstream media.



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