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Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #98

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My wife and I will start full timing in the spring or early summer. Right now, we use a Wilson dual band antenna with our cell phone while traveling. Very rarely do we have a call dropped. One of the things on the market that really does a good job.

Now, we are considering getting a signal amplifier/repeater to use in our motorhome. Anyone have any experience with them?

Thanks. Al

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #100

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We just use the Wilson antenna also, and it does well. Sorry, I don't even know anyone who uses an amplifier.
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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #110

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Larry,

What service do you use? We have Cingular and have had no problem with dropped calls here in the Northeast or in our travels to the Midwest with just the antenna. Just wondering about other parts of the country.

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #111

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We use Verizon. Rarely have we been without coverage, and that's usually when we're in the middle of no-where.
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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #117

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We've had Sprint for a number of years and generally have not had a problem. Just bought a Wilson antenna off eBay and am anxious to give it a try.

I've seen the Wilson amplifier advertised and not sure how well it works.

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #119

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We have Verizon and have concluded that the Corps of Engineers follows the Verizon guy around and when the response to his "Can you hear me now" is dead air, they build a CofE campground. We have NEVER been in a CoE campground with cell phone coverage.

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 6 months ago #121

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Before I got the Wilson antenna, I called Cingular and told them they should change their ad campaign to say "You never have to say good-bye". The calls dropped before you could even think about saying good-bye.

For the money, that antenna is fantastic.

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 5 months ago #284

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We use Verizon with a beat-up Wilson antenna - works pretty well and we're rarely out of coverage except when we're waaaay out there. We use it for our internet access as well.

We're pretty much in agreement on the COE campgrounds but found one where Verizon worked in Idaho at Riley Creek just west of Sandpoint.
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Re: Cell Phone Coverage 14 years 1 month ago #1209

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I have Cingular(Now AT&T again) for my cell phone and my laptop.
I purchase an 3 watts booster from.
www.smoothtalker.com excelent consept.( Cellular Band Booster Amplifier)
I use it on my laptop and phone, when I get 1 bar I connect the amplifier and "Presto" full bars.
Model:BST850
good for = GSM/GPRS/EDGE/TDMA

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