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# 41860 24-Sep-2009 12:47
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Hi - new to the forum and not really a "techie" so please go easy!

I live in a poor reception area being partially shielded from line-of-sight to local cell sites and as a result my phones connect to one several kilometers away with poor reception.  I have a few "hot spots" around the house but not in my home office where I need a reliable signal.


I'm aware there are restrictions (bans) on using repeaters but does this extend to low power (say 3W) boosters designed for a range of about 50m and do these units actually work?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


Cheers, Alan

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  # 258053 24-Sep-2009 12:55
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Boosters are illegal in New Zealand. Both Telecom and Vodafone are working with manufacturers to release pico-cells though.




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  # 258057 24-Sep-2009 13:08
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freitasm: Boosters are illegal in New Zealand. Both Telecom and Vodafone are working with manufacturers to release pico-cells though.


They are? We're currently using a product by a company called Wilson Electronics in our vehicles.

http://www.wilsoncellular.co.nz/

We were sold these by a Vodafone dealer.

Shame on the dealer and the manufacturer/importer/distributor if in fact using these is illegal.

 
 
 
 


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  # 258062 24-Sep-2009 13:19
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Thanks - the Wilson unit may circumvent the restrictions as it looks as though it doesn't rebroadcast. I can live with that :)

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  # 258079 24-Sep-2009 14:34
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The telecommunications frequencies can only be used by those companies who purchased blocks and cannot be messed up with.




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  # 258107 24-Sep-2009 16:14
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Kraven:
freitasm: Boosters are illegal in New Zealand. Both Telecom and Vodafone are working with manufacturers to release pico-cells though.


They are? We're currently using a product by a company called Wilson Electronics in our vehicles.

http://www.wilsoncellular.co.nz/

We were sold these by a Vodafone dealer.

Shame on the dealer and the manufacturer/importer/distributor if in fact using these is illegal.


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