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# 207864 17-Jan-2017 15:26
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Is there such a thing? I'm thinking like the oldschool glass mounted contact antennas that you could attach to a car kit cradle and get an incling of better reception from towers.

 

Are these a thing, I realise a yagi and bare cable would do jack all unless there is a method of passing that signal directly to the handset hardware - and possibly dreaming there was a glimmer of hope of a flat pad capable of doing similar with a correctly positioned antenna away from it.

 

A quick google keeps bringing me up with those nasty non approved 3G signal boosters with yagi antenna packs which I want to stand clear of. However where my house is located is a bit of a Vodafone black hole with the primary tower being in the township itself while I'm on the outkirts. Changing provider isn't really an option with the work handset.

 

Although there is a shared resource tower of other providers within stones through of the back of the house, I need to move my devices to a front room (essentially the face mecca and stick your head sideways is all but a reality!) if I want to make/receive calls. Or avoid some of the ~7hr SMS delays experienced. All because both de-register all the time.  Becomes interesting when I'm on call, yay for the primary flex pager still working (for now) :)

 

 

 

Anyone had success with tricks of the trade or DIY to boost local tower cover into the darkest depths

 

 

 

/ninjaedit

 

Last I inquired a few years back the region was still considered a good coverage area, so not part of the immediate rural upgrades. Newish subdivision out of Kaiapoi if there was any inside knowledge to a tower coming my way..


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  # 1704740 17-Jan-2017 15:35
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i do recall there being some sort of device that you can do this with, as you stated that woudl be directly attached to handset. - I have not seen these around for some time now however.

 

 

 

Good on you for avoiding the dodgy boosters.

 

being that you are looking at vodafone, is a suresignal an option for you?





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  # 1704743 17-Jan-2017 15:41
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You can use an inductive cradle attached to an external antenna, then ideally use Bluetooth headset or cordless phone to make / receive calls.

 

 





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  # 1704747 17-Jan-2017 15:49
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coffeebaron:

 

You can use an inductive cradle attached to an external antenna, then ideally use Bluetooth headset or cordless phone to make / receive calls.

 

 

Inductive! That was the word I was after. The taking of calls etc isn't really an issue - I can already rush to the front room to hit the answer etc. It's the establishing and registering the handsets are on. When it gives up and unregisteres due signal, until I head down the road and fire up data or send a text to BAL it doesn't seem to want to send me any queued notifications or directs to VM all day.

 

Twice I've had a call at 4pm while in town only to then get a VM and SMS notification from someone wanting to do something that day that was sent at 9am. Making bikerides boring since ages ago :P

 

 

 

Suresignal *may* fix it. But I suppose in both cases it's cost. Where if there was a DIY solution, all over it :)

 

I guess the alternate is be boring and put them on super loud while sitting on a window in the front room. But it'll lead to another habit of wanting to check it every 20mins


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Is this what you're after?
It supposedly passes the signal from a yagi antenna to your phone via a passive connection.

http://cellutronics.co.nz/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=175&=SID#MOREINFO



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  # 1704751 17-Jan-2017 16:06
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Dynamike: Is this what you're after?
It supposedly passes the signal from a yagi antenna to your phone via a passive connection.

http://cellutronics.co.nz/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=175&=SID#MOREINFO

 

Well would you look at that. Google let me down. Or my Fu was off.

 

More or less. Now to find others thoughts.


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  # 1704831 17-Jan-2017 17:42
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I bought one in 2011 to use with a mobile wifi dongle. It didn't improve things much... but in hindsight I may have had the aerial pointing the wrong way.

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  # 1720811 15-Feb-2017 19:39
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Giving this a bit of a bump as i'm in the market for much the same thing in a pinch..

 

 

 

Cellutronics support have been less than helpful on this query so far, Anyone aware of his their passive inductive cradles support TS9 connectors? (TS9 as then i can pickup one as a dual purpose)





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  # 1740102 15-Mar-2017 23:26
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They probably don't have any idea and might be just importing/reselling.

Have a look here:
http://www.tennatron.co.nz/cellphone/

I don't have any connection with Tennatron but have heard quite a few positive things about its owner. He has all the proper RF test gear and manufactures these himself from what I've heard, not a cheap Chinese import job.

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