cell reception tricks

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by the_padawan, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. the_padawan

    the_padawan Guest

    i've heard myths about positioning soda cans or lamps in such as a way to increase your better your cell phone service. Can anyone confirm these or does anyone have any other tricks for the same purpose?

    i have verizon and it works well everywhere except in my house (which is sort of out in the middle of no where) and im hoping for something useful for just in the home.
     
  2. bobert

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    that is one of the dumbest things i have ever heard.but I had T Moblie and it didn't work in the house, i hated it. but i got nextel then.
    but i seriously doubt that soda cans any bit of a diffrence.
     
  3. Grouch

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    just buy one of those cell phone boosters
     
  4. 01000101

    01000101 New Member

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    also one of the dumbest things. those dont do anything. thats why you can get a box of 1000 for ordering a faceplate online or something crazy like that
     
  5. Sa7aN

    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    for a very VERY minimal gain in reception tape some aluminum foil behind your batt...
     
  6. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    The soda cans on your ant. may or may not work. With WiFi (2.4GHz) you can make a booster antenna with a coffee can, a different diameter can may work for cell freqs. I don't know, though, and never tried
     
  7. Up All Night

    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    Putting soda cans near your phone to give it better reception works just as well as putting stickers on your car to make it go fast
     
  8. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Just spend 25 bucks on a ground plane antenna. I bought one for my V60 and it works awesome with a 12x12 sheet of metal under it. That is.. until I screwed up the back of the phone where the adapter plugs in... now it's worthless.
     
  9. static1

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    i have cingular and its only good in parts of ny house
     
  10. drinks11

    drinks11 I record music.

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    I always find that if I use the handsfree and set the cell on a window sill or something, the reception improves greatly.
     
  11. Chimpa Codigo

    Chimpa Codigo Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Modulators

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    verizon > *
    shouldn't really be having problems with reception :) get a better phone
     
  12. Biomechanoid

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    same here. I'm guessing that somehow my hand/head is causing interference with the signal? :dunno:
     
  13. DA

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    clearly you don't have enough stickers slowpoke
     
  14. spydaman54

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    all those stickers are a waste of money
     
  15. KoopaTroopa

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    Those things never work. My brother, sister, and I tried them with different services. It didn't help. Actually made my reception worse.
     
  16. Blair

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    go outside
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    at one point i put 2 under the battery 2 over the battery and it still didnt work
     
  18. barnold999

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    Oh, speaking of cell phone boosters: I was at Compusa the other day and some guy was selling this woman a cell phone... and she saw the cell phone boosters and was like "does this work well?" and the guy selling the phone said "it sure does, especially inside tunnels or buildings" I was about to yell "DONT DO IT, IT IS A TRICK!" but... decided to contain myself, on second thought, I shouldnt of contained myself... and just blurted it out.
     

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