AT&T reception booster

Jmbaker429

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I think there has already been a discussion on this but I can't remember what the device is called thereforee I can't search for it. I am looking for something from AT&T that will boost the cell service at my parents house. In most of the house there is only one bar of cell service and in some places none. But once you walk out the door onto the street it's full bars. I thought there was a device that would help this. Any help would be appreciated. (except from Bennyboy ;) )
 

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I believe you're thinking of the 3G Micro Cell that AT&T has. my Sister was eligible for a free one, seeing her area sucks.
 

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I think there has already been a discussion on this but I can't remember what the device is called thereforee I can't search for it. I am looking for something from AT&T that will boost the cell service at my parents house. In most of the house there is only one bar of cell service and in some places none. But once you walk out the door onto the street it's full bars. I thought there was a device that would help this. Any help would be appreciated. (except from Bennyboy ;) )
AH! I got nothing anyway :D
except for the AT&T micro cell.
 

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I believe you're thinking of the 3G Micro Cell that AT&T has. my Sister was eligible for a free one, seeing her area sucks.
thank you I will look into it. Hopefully free for us also. Bc I think they are over $100.
 

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I have one. It works for me.
 

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Just called a manager friend of mine at AT&T and he said $200 up front. No monthly fees. My brother is picking one up wednesday. Thank you for help I'm sure it will help them get better swervice. One other question though, if your connected to the micro cell can you still be connected to wifi. Or is it one or the other?
 
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Just called a manager friend of mine at AT&T and he said $200 up front. No monthly fees. My brother is picking one up wednesday. Thank you for help I'm sure it will help them get better swervice. One other question though, if your connected to the micro cell can you still be connected to wifi. Or is it one or the other?
yes, you can be connected to the M-cell and wifi at the same time.
 

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I'm moving to a house in the woods in January that the AT&T map is showing "Good" coverage only...not best and not moderate. I am used to five bars now...and want to avoid a landline if possible. Think the Microcell would be a good idea?
 

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In the woods?

These microcell/femtocell devices are used to convert a broadband connection to cell radio. It's kind of like a wifi router except the radio frequency is cellphone.

Point is you have to have DSL/cable internet in these woods to make it work.

The thread title might be a little misleading as it's not boosting existing reception. It's a tiny cell tower on it's own. Technically you could connect it somewhere with zero cell coverage and it still works so long as you've got broadband internet.

Hope that makes sense.

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impaler

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In the woods?

These microcell/femtocell devices are used to convert a broadband connection to cell radio. It's kind of like a wifi router except the radio frequency is cellphone.

Point is you have to have DSL/cable internet in these woods to make it work.

The thread title might be a little misleading as it's not boosting existing reception. It's a tiny cell tower on it's own. Technically you could connect it somewhere with zero cell coverage and it still works so long as you've got broadband internet.

Hope that makes sense.

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Yeah, I know what it does, just asking if it's worth it. It's a big, modern house, just located off the beaten path.
 

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Yeah, I know what it does, just asking if it's worth it. It's a big, modern house, just located off the beaten path.
:) wasn't sure it was clear from the previous remarks. At first I thought there was some kind of powered antenna device kind of like a wifi "booster". A cell "booster" would be an interesting new piece of tech to me.

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At first I thought there was some kind of powered antenna device kind of like a wifi "booster". A cell "booster" would be an interesting new piece of tech to me.
Yeah, it would be interesting. I think if AT&T offered to put their "boosters" that, say, work for 5-10 houses, on people's property free of charge to the owner, they could use their real estate while providing better cellular coverage to folks in that area. Might be able to even figure out how to lock in only certain people so random passersby don't benefit from something you gave some land up for.
 

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I think I read that it's 40ft and you can designate up to 10 IMEI's.