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Old 02-10-2008, 04:56 PM
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Improving Signal Strength

I just moved to a new area due to my job and I've realized that the Sprint coverage here is pretty poor. I keep losing calls. Any idea for ways to boost signal strength? I've heard about repeaters and antennas, but I'm not sure what to get, plus I'm looking for a reasonably cheap option.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:24 AM
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I have never heard of anything that works all that well. I know Sprint is trialing something similar to T-Mob's Hotspot at home stuff that would improve coverage at home. Are you having trouble at home/work or driving around.

Another option is to call sprint and fill out a coverage trouble ticket. I don't know where you live but here in OP they realized it should be covered, sent out a tech and put a tower up on a water tower across the street. And the best part is that I wasn't an employee at the time, it was during my brief stay at Embarq after the spin.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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try wi-ex.com I'm using one of teir repeaters, definitely improves signal.....if you search around (someone posted a link on this forum for $199) you can find them cheaper.

Sprint's new Airave will be similar but will work through your high speed internet, plus of course a monthly fee.



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it was during my brief stay at Embarq after the spin.
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@wldthng842: I'm mainly having problems at home, in this new area I just moved to. Filled out a coverage ticket, but I don't know how long that takes and I'm only at this location for a few months.

@Old_Man_Jenkins: Thanks, I will look into their repeaters. I was hoping for a cheaper alternative, but might just have to bite the bullet!
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I worked in wireless product development for a bit and in their network lab doing testing.

Why, do you work for EQ or Sprint?
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you could always buy one of those gold foil antenna stickers.... ok no really I've been searching for a much cheaper alternative myself, i'm not paying $200 for it though... the search continues...
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The sprint alternative should be cheaper but you would have to deal with the monthly fee, but for free calls at home it might be worth it
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n2450...Leesburg, VA btw... lol
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