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November 1, 2004, 02:02 PM
Has anybody had any actual experience with these devices apart from complaints from ppl who bought it expecting a miracle? Particularly, those little strips that you place inside your phone.
Would love to get some feedback on that.
There are others that work like aerials, already know how those go, so dem not dat important, but sen on d info if u want.
November 1, 2004, 02:22 PM
never tryed one
November 1, 2004, 02:54 PM
Never bought one but would love to know what the experience is. especially in Jamaica or somewhere hilly like St. Vincent
November 1, 2004, 08:43 PM
How do they say those things work anyways?
November 1, 2004, 09:29 PM
yute!!..what u call a cell booster is actually a signal booster and that is all it is......ur net will most likely be slow if ur in an area with low reception all this does is make ur signal better thus making the net faster to u...but for ppl with good reception.....it makes no difference..my cousin in st. Elizabeth uses one
November 1, 2004, 09:52 PM
Dawg, i'm asking a general question. I dont use GPRS to connect, so that aint really my concern. I'm using an internal booster right now in my fone, which is a just a small plastic film thing with a gold contacts that is supposed to significantly lower dropped calls, increase call quality and extend reception range.
CW had them a couple years ago, but I don't know how they went over with most people as the handful of reviews I got weren't good, but were from ppl that expected to always have full signal strength.
My experience with it has not been great, but I must admit that it has been fairly effective. What its also supposed to do, in the application of a digital phone, is basically catch stray signals, so it can help to keep your reception constant & somehow help to lengthen your battery life, as your fone has less work to do searching for signals.
I have noticed that my battery tends to last longer now than it used to & i'm even getting more calls now than before, so it really shoulda been the reverse. I also notice that I don't have as much static & a lot o the time find myself removing the fone from my ear & checking if the call is still active.
I use a CW Nokia 3595 & it used to give an awful feedback when held in a certain position, now that is gone. Used it in a Nokia 3410 as well for a while & had a similar result, so I wanted to know if anyone else had experience with these devices in particular & not the aerial-type boosters that are mostly for external use to increase reception in a building.
November 1, 2004, 10:07 PM
hey! i know what ur talking that's what my cousin uses.....where he lives digicel aint pickin up too well...he also uses it so he can make calls with good reception....he has no problem with it..but with all things it has it's flaws...it is dependent on the network....and if c&w also doesn't pick up well everywhere.
November 1, 2004, 10:09 PM
K... Thanks for the input.
November 1, 2004, 10:13 PM
yeah man koooool!!
November 2, 2004, 02:59 PM
By any chance, could you find out where it was bought & how much he paid for it & PM me the info.
November 2, 2004, 07:11 PM
yeah man i'll try
November 4, 2004, 08:38 AM
Any word on that for me yet?
November 4, 2004, 10:12 AM
well he said he bought it abroad man!! cayman to be specific
November 5, 2004, 01:50 PM
The boosters definatly work, back in the day when signal was scarce, i had service allot of places other peeps never had.
November 5, 2004, 02:23 PM
does it really give u better service or mess wid u phone suh it seem like u have better service ... i mean did u use ur phone in fern gully for instance ?
November 5, 2004, 02:34 PM
I used the phone in negril, and at the time Negril had little or no service, i had a nokia 8260 at the time, and i was gettin service over ma brethins that had 5120's, and a next brethin had a 8260 also, he was gettin no service.
November 5, 2004, 02:55 PM
I don't see how it could really mess with your fone like dat. I can't give much experience in terms o increased signal strength, but what I have noticed, is that in my room, where I normally have 3 bars, then it drops to 1 or none even when d fone doe move, I now get a steady 2 & don't experience much cuttin out.
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