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Cell phones

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassist4ever, Jul 22, 2003.


  1. anyone know a way to get better signal on a cell phone? i just got mine and out at my house i cant get signal for crap. not even one bar of service.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    only thing i can say is try to stay high in your house...near a window...

    some services just don't have good signals in a particular place

    if i'm in my house i have a good signal...but if i go across teh street i have a bad one...go figure
     
  3. would not having a local number have something to do with it?
     
  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    it shouldn't i had a number based in philly and i was about 30 min away and my signal was fine

    try switching services
     
  5. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Get a better service provider, or get a better celly. My Nokia 5100 seems to get bit better signal than the average phone, even under meters of concrete where my bands rehearsal place is.
     
  6. That last post makes my head hurt.:confused:
     
  7. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    mine too
     
  8. just read his sig and it will explain everything :smug:
     
  9. Get a crappier/older phone.

    I've had experience with many new cell phone models. They kept breaking. I now have an old crappy one and it has better signal than any of the fancy ones my family and friends have.

    (its' not that old, it's still digital and has games and stuff, it's just not all futuristic and slim and stuff)
     
  10. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN

    ...dude, its the the whole "FiElDy Is TeH R0x0rzEzSt BaSeIsT EvAh"
     
  11. You have a number of choices. First you have to realise that you are in the wrong country. Move to Europe for a proper network of cells/ base stations.

    True though the above is, I guess that moving across the Atlantic just for better phone service is a bit extreme..so, if you are going to be using your phone at home a lot, find out which service/network has a base station near you and switch SIM cards. The phone model is not the main issue. If you live miles from the nearest base station and/or in some dip in the ground or valley, then you need a satelite phone.
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't think he is for real. I think that is another member pulling our collective legs.