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Topic # 7312 5-Apr-2006 13:47
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What can one do to boost or acquire the existing vodafone signal better.

My device : Imate Jas Jar ( also known as O2 Xda Exec, QTek 9000)

Get an Antenna :
Nope not an option for my device. No HTC Universal (manufactures) approved external GSM antenna for Jas Jar at the time of this writing.

Boost Signal GSM signal or boost WCDMA signal.
- Mobile signal repeaters
- Any device acquired must be setup for the possible new bands released. (900 etc, T3G)
- Preferable to be portable, less preferable some are fixed to one house, car or boat.

Questions :
Have any of you successfully boosted your 2G or 3G signal, what toys do you have, what advice can you share ?



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Reply # 32317 5-Apr-2006 15:15
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I haven't tried anything like this before... But just in case (coincidence?) I read a press release today, for this product: www.digitalantenna.com.






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  Reply # 32332 5-Apr-2006 16:22
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Did the press release have the NZ or Aussie distributors for the products ???


 
 
 
 


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Reply # 32333 5-Apr-2006 16:36
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No, it hasn't - I guess they have only US distribution, but you can try asking them...





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  Reply # 32336 5-Apr-2006 17:05
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One other small issue is that active devices like this are potentially illegal in NZ without the permission of the owner of the owner of the radio spectrum used, in this case Vodafone or Telecom.

Most devices that say they will imrove your performance are crap because in many situations the problem is that the power of the cellsite is fine, it's the small 2W max transmitter in your phone that isn't strong enough to transmit back to the cellsite. To really improve performace you need an active device such as this but that comes at a cost.





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  Reply # 32341 5-Apr-2006 18:10
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QUESTION : Is there a way to receive a GSM or UTMS signal via a USB tool. In my case a mini USB connection in the Jas Jar. Or use BLUETOOTH or some other method to get from my device to the booster shown in link.

This setup looks ideal : http://www.digitalantenna.com/cellamp_DA4000.html

But I will have to get over the adapter issue. Jas Jar does not seam to have a an adapter for its external GSM antenna port.


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  Reply # 32404 6-Apr-2006 08:18
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With the Jas-jar you can set this handset to only use 3G WCDMA or 2G GSM/GPRS

Maybe you could select one only and then it will not have to switch between the 2




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  Reply # 32406 6-Apr-2006 08:59
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Yes I know that, but damn it I want what I paid for. It to expensive to settle for less. But when I get frustrated I do set it at only GSM.


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