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General Renewable Topics => General Discussion => Topic started by: Photosolo on September 15, 2020, 11:12:35 AM

Title: Mobile phone “repeater”
Post by: Photosolo on September 15, 2020, 11:12:35 AM
Our place has poor mobile phone signal Which I quite like most of the time. However there’s times when I really need to check something and can’t. The result is a 20 minute drive to find a goods spot. That gets a little rubbish after a while!
I’ve heard of something called a signal repeater that apparently your position in a better position such as in a tree or just higher up somewhere. This then pings a stronger signal down to where you need it.
Does anyone out there have any experience of these?

Title: Re: Mobile phone “repeater”
Post by: kdmnx on September 15, 2020, 12:01:27 PM
A friend has one. It works well. He was getting annoyed with 2-factor authentication. Most things worked over broadband/wifi but if something sent a text and he had to type in a number he’d have to hunt for a signal.

You have to pay a few hundred £, and you have to have some sort of signal, but they do work.

Title: Re: Mobile phone “repeater”
Post by: Bikerzz on September 15, 2020, 12:05:41 PM
My Mum has the same from her employer. Again it plugs into your broadband router and gives you phone reception in your house to take calls. Its linked to 1 network only so only EE or orange works in my Mums house.

Title: Re: Mobile phone “repeater”
Post by: titan on September 15, 2020, 08:10:36 PM

Title: Re: Mobile phone “repeater”
Post by: rogeriko on September 15, 2020, 08:58:48 PM
I have one from EE. They sell them for around 100 pounds but if you call and tell them you are leaving because of bad reception they will give you one for free. You just plug it into your router and it transmits calls and texts through the internet. I have good reception at home now so I carry it around with me in my van and when I am working at remote sites I just plug it in and get perfect reception. You have to register it with one EE phone number and then all EE phones can use it. There is a bunch of them on ebay going for less than £20 if they dont work call EE and tell them to register it to your number or you are leaving. Thats what I did four years ago and it works great.

Title: Re: Mobile phone “repeater”
Post by: Bodidly on September 16, 2020, 07:33:39 PM
We used to have a Sure Signal from Vodaphone which worked well but now use Wifi calling wich most networks now offer but need a newish handset