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Topic # 228579 12-Jan-2018 19:39
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Hi there,

 

Where we live we do not get any services as we are rural. Luckily I have been able to rig up some internet by using a 4G Wireless Huawei B315 and a standard cellphone sim card. I have a water tower on my property which is high enough to get reception so I have attached an antenna at the top and using a long coax cable connected it to the modem giving our house some much needed internet.

 

What I am trying to do now is get some phone services. So we can get reception but only on the water tower. Was wondering if anyone either knows of a way to connect a antenna to a cell phone or a way to connect a phone (landline or voip) to a Huawei B315 and be able to make calls to and from it. Or if anyone has any other ideas.

 

Much appreciated!


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  Reply # 1937835 12-Jan-2018 20:05
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From memory the Huawei B315's are capable of VOIP just needs to be added to your plan and will work on most landline phones.
Boosting/Amplifying cell phone reception can be done but needs to be done right if you want to avoid the possibility of a fine.
Have a read on the rsm website can give you a idea of where to look for some of this stuff.
  https://www.rsm.govt.nz/consumers/mobile-phone-boosters
  https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/70805731/how-to-get-a-better-mobile-signal-at-home

 

EDIT: On a closer inspection it looks like VOIP availability for this modem depends on the service provider. Best to check with them. 


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  Reply # 1937855 12-Jan-2018 20:50
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http://cel-fi.co.nz/

 

i would recommend looking at these folks. they are the only ones that sell approved repeaters.





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  Reply # 1937888 12-Jan-2018 21:43
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I've seen Vodafone on their low power off grid demo site in Wellington, use the B315 to provide broadband connectivity and then use that as back-haul for their femtocell product (sure signal). Although this is only 3g, it would meet your requirements to boost the cellphone coverage locally.


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  Reply # 1937899 12-Jan-2018 22:52
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  Reply # 1938820 14-Jan-2018 23:11
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OP: What I am trying to do now is get some phone services. So we can get reception but only on the water tower. Was wondering if anyone either knows of a way to connect a antenna to a cell phone or a way to connect a phone (landline or voip) to a Huawei B315 and be able to make calls to and from it.

 

Easily done.  I assume you are pre-paying for your data on your SIM card's account.  If you're presently paying for data only, add a calling plan.  Then plug a regular (landline-type) phone into the "TEL" grey RJ12 jack on the B315.  You'll have a landline-type phone that behaves like a cellphone. 

 

It's not quite so convenient as a cellphone; if you want to send or receive text messages you have to login to the B315 as the administrator. 

 

But it's cheap ($8 a month from 2 Degrees; other carriers have similar very basic plans) and it works.

 

 


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