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    Cell Phone Signal Booster

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    Anyone have any experience with boosting the signal of your cell phone in your home? Our signal is always hit or miss (mostly miss) in our home, and I'm considering hardware at this time to try to rectify that situation.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

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    Someone had posted earlier about sticking a piece of aluminum foil under the battery cover and its worked most of the time for me

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by sammyjojo
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    Someone had posted earlier about sticking a piece of aluminum foil under the battery cover and its worked most of the time for me
    Damned if that didn't have a result. Think you just saved me having to buy some equipment here . Doubled the signal right away.

    Thanks for the tip

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    are you guys really serious?? if so, what...you just cut a piece of aluminum foil and open the over and place it on the battery or put it under the battery??

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    Yep, I made mine smaller than the battery, and just placed it on top of the battery (top side - under the cover, not under the battery). Have gone from no signal to 1 bar, to 1 to 2 bars in the entire house. I'm impressed. Thanks again.

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    Thumbs down Phone on fire

    Hey, I put the foil under the battery and the damn thing overheated and caused a fire.

    I'm holding you guys responsible for your half-baked [literally] BlackBerry signal booster idea.

    You all need my PayPal account so you can buy me a new phone?


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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    hope you paid that 40$ for the 1yr insurance :P

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    Quote Originally Posted by ericugs
    hope you paid that 40$ for the 1yr insurance :P
    No hope needed since YOU are chipping in for a new phone.

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    you are pretty good at doctoring photos sanfran, i'll give you that much

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    No way! :P I wasnt one of the people who told you put tinfoil in the microwave while sticking a fork in the electrical socket

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    But another question, like he said is there a way to boost your signal besides the foil trick?

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    Well, other than those flames, this seems like a good idea. I didn't put mine UNDER the battery though. Is possible that getting better reception now is all just a coincidence too.

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    http://www.daydeal.com/product.php?p...at=2248&page=1

    I'm guessing this basically provides the same results as the foil trick?

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    Nice photochop there sanfransico :P Seriously, if anyone's worried I've had a piece of aluminum in my pearl for a month or so and haven't had any issues.

    Glad that it worked for you desjr, I was surprised the first time I put it in and saw that it made a difference

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    Re: Cell Phone Signal Booster

    I hav to say this is one great trick. I almost never have a signal in my house and now I have EDGE with 1 2 bars in almost every room.

    Thanks everyone

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