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Taxman2436

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After another frustrating weekend of try to connect to the internet with my phone I am hoping someone has a recommendation for a signal booster for cellphones. I was at a campground and my cell phone service varied from 1 to 2 bars and this was not enough to upload and send a small file.

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Was there sufficient bandwidth? Other campers also trying also trying to use their phones for pictures, posts, talking, texting, surfing, streaming etc.?


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Lwiddis wrote:

Was there sufficient bandwidth? Other campers also trying also trying to use their phones for pictures, posts, talking, texting, surfing, streaming etc.?


Not sure how I can measure that. I was using my cell service through the phone and not campground wifi.

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We have a Weboost installed in our FW. With 1 to 2 bars, we can connect with the Weboost "boosting" it to 3 bars. Depending on where we are sometimes 1 bar with the Weboost won't work.


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Well, if you are in "tim buck to", and no cell service, you just can't make it so because you want it... [emoticon]

Get all the boosters you need to, but in the end, you get what you get wherever you are and that's that...

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Taxman2436 wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Was there sufficient bandwidth? Other campers also trying also trying to use their phones for pictures, posts, talking, texting, surfing, streaming etc.?


Not sure how I can measure that. I was using my cell service through the phone and not campground wifi.

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Well I don’t have an instrument, but if you have good signal, but response is slow, that is lack of band with. It is basically too many users for the cell towers available band width.
We just came from a situation like that in the Columbia Gorge. Decent signal strength, but constantly timing out, had to use either early in the morning or late in the evening.


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toss looking at bars. go to the system display or app that will show the actual signal level intdb. If the db level is in the -80db, and poor reception, system is bandwidth limited likely from to many users. -100db is entering marginal reception, -120 near the fringe.

we use a weboost if signal level is better than -120db it will usually get us in the -80 range. then it becomes an issue of how many users.

Even in places where the phones won't get any signal we often will get a -100 db signal, enough for phone calls.

But boosters won't solve all problems, and there ARE places where there is NO cell service even with the strongest allowed booster signal.


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www.weboost.com


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deltabravo wrote:

www.weboost.com


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