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Reply # 1036071 3-May-2014 17:20
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johnr:
LennonNZ: You should try one of these.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/antenna-signal-boosters/auction-724399512.htm

:-)

Maybe johnr can comment on the uselessness of these and how people selling them should be done for selling snake oil.


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  Reply # 1036073 3-May-2014 17:26
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But they improve your analogue tv reception as well......


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1036074 3-May-2014 17:27
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andrewcnz: I have a Samsung Galaxy s4 and find it's reception quality poor. I am on the Telecom network. Mostly work in Selwyn District side of Christchurch. Tried couple of cheap basic handsets and they work fine. But can't do much on a basic handset. Need suggestions for something decent that can keep me connected...please. 


Do you get ADSL broadband?  If so a potential solution is the Vodafone SureSignal device.  http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile/3g-sure-signal/

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- You must have Vodafone broadband.

We have a client in the CBD who seem to be in the 'bermuda triangle' of cell coverage.  They rave about their SureSignal since installing it 18ish months ago.




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  Reply # 1036075 3-May-2014 17:27
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I presume they don't work , can cause problems with reception and basically are bits of tinfoil.

Like this.. (different product but the same idea)

http://www.comcom.govt.nz/fair-trading/fair-trading-media-releases/detail/2008/boguspillbusinessbustedforbreachof






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  Reply # 1036076 3-May-2014 17:28
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oxnsox: But they improve your analogue tv reception as well......



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  Reply # 1036091 3-May-2014 17:53
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Dynamic:
andrewcnz: I have a and find it's reception quality poor. I am on the Telecom network. Mostly work in Selwyn District side of Christchurch. Tried couple of cheap basic handsets and they work fine. But can't do much on a basic handset. Need suggestions for something decent that can keep me connected...please. 


Do you get ADSL broadband?  If so a potential solution is the Vodafone SureSignal device.  http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile/3g-sure-signal/

N
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- Up to 20m range.
- You must have Vodafone broadband.

We have a client in the CBD who seem to be in the 'bermuda triangle' of cell coverage.  They rave about their SureSignal since installing it 18ish monthws ago.


I work as in am mobile in these areas. Lincoln, Rolleston, West Melton. For example. Hey can't even get a signal at the local supermarket at the hub Hornby.



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  Reply # 1036093 3-May-2014 17:57
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Is outer of the first two locations. West Melton is bad on all networks. But other phones work better than my gs4

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  Reply # 1036135 3-May-2014 18:43
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There's something about iPhone ... and something about the mighty galaxy ... borrow an iPhone ... borrow some sim cards, soon you'll figure it out

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  Reply # 1036137 3-May-2014 18:44
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johnr:
LennonNZ:
johnr:
LennonNZ: You should try one of these.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/accessories/antenna-signal-boosters/auction-724399512.htm

:-)

Maybe johnr can comment on the uselessness of these and how people selling them should be done for selling snake oil.


Don't get me started on these things


Come on johnr ... we know you want to comment on them :-) 


I have before onto trademe and the traders black listed me


The big red button not effective on trademe?

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  Reply # 1036157 3-May-2014 19:12
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A Bury CP1100 2.4watt car-phone if you are a road warrior.




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  Reply # 1037367 5-May-2014 21:44
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Get the Telecom store at the hub to'loan' you their best option.

Personally have generally found Candy bar devices perform better (perhaps less internal noise from screen drivers etc).
You could try one to these.
Call forward from your smart phone to keep benefits of smart devices......

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  Reply # 1037492 6-May-2014 07:03
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I went to a presentation that said they evaluated various phones for rural use and the S4 is what they chose. Telecom is generally best but like people have said, consider trying another carrier.




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  Reply # 1037493 6-May-2014 07:15
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Whatever you do don't get a Nexus 5. Reception is crap. At work I have to leave it positioned in a specific spot on my desk or it looses reception. Admittedly we are in not the best place for cell coverage but on my old iPhone 5 I never went below 2 bars. Some days if I am not careful I can completely loose reception and have to reboot the phone to get it back! None of my work colleagues seem to have issues like this.

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