Vodafone Sure Signal delivered for £20 instead of £50
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Vodafone Sure Signal delivered for £20 instead of £50

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Found 15th Nov 2011
Vodafone Sure Signal routes your mobile phone calls through your broadband, this is great if you have bad cell coverage and good broadband.

I bought one last month and it works great.

£20 is less than the second hand ones on ebay.

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seems a good price

Wife is on Vodafone but struggles for a signal in our house and I am on O2. Presume we would both be able to use this OK? Have a Sky Broadband router so does it plug into this?

wozwebs

Wife is on Vodafone but struggles for a signal in our house and I am on … Wife is on Vodafone but struggles for a signal in our house and I am on O2. Presume we would both be able to use this OK? Have a Sky Broadband router so does it plug into this?



It's only for Vodafone users

thanks! was waiting for this to come down in price again. I can get a signal fine on my iphone 4 but my boyfriend has lots of problems on his 3GS.

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wozwebs

Wife is on Vodafone but struggles for a signal in our house and I am on … Wife is on Vodafone but struggles for a signal in our house and I am on O2. Presume we would both be able to use this OK? Have a Sky Broadband router so does it plug into this?



Only her will be able to use it.

Banned

3G phones only I believe.

3 phones on Vodafone in our house & only 1 works with this.

Banned

Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area should provide them for free!

Its not a bad price as they do work very well. I'm glad I got one for free though after a lot of arguing with vodafone that their service had been comprimised around my house after they "upgraded" the local antennas!!!

DangerGod

Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area … Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area should provide them for free!



Agreed. Not only do you have to pay for the device, it uses up your internet bandwidth!

I have one through work. Vodafone signal was very poor at home (1-2 bars in only a handful of rooms). Started using this and have full 3G signal everywhere now

Stop moaning, At least Vodafone supply a system for those that are unfortunately not able to get a signal.

showing £50 for me?

DangerGod

Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area … Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area should provide them for free!



That is exactly what I was actually going to say.
And I dont know why people still go for Vodaphone, if reception is poor in your area.

dinkii

It's only for Vodafone usersthanks! was waiting for this to come down in … It's only for Vodafone usersthanks! was waiting for this to come down in price again. I can get a signal fine on my iphone 4 but my boyfriend has lots of problems on his 3GS.



Out of the box that is true but I have read that it can be modified to act like a functional cell tower (with the function of snooping but would also function as normal for phone calls etc.)

wiki.thc.org/vod…one

Edited by: "jamhops" 15th Nov 2011

makkan00

That is exactly what I was actually going to say. And I dont know why … That is exactly what I was actually going to say. And I dont know why people still go for Vodaphone, if reception is poor in your area.



All the networks don't have a great signal where we live, we can get a signal but this will just give it a little extra boost.

Vodafone seems to be the best of a bad bunch for us. All the networks have their problems.

Presumably it depends how much you are paying Vodafone per month, with 3 Vodafone accounts in the house I phoned 'em up to have a moan about indoor coverage and they sent me one for free; so worth having a moan before agreeing to pay for one.

It is 3G only for sure, no use with 2G phones, mine works maybe 90% of the time but does fall over now and again on call termination, I have to do a factory reset of the SureSignal and my router to get it all working again.

Vodafone is the only network that can get a usable signal where I live - O2, orange/tmobile, three are all dead - Does O2 have an equivalent piece of tech?

arduino

Anoter big business (vastly) dodging … Anoter big business (vastly) dodging taxes:http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-2049496/Vodafone-pays-just-1-400-tax-profits-3-5bn.htmlhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-hit-out-at-vodafone-tax-letoff-6258782.html



That is disgusting they should be blocked from doing that like all other companies doing it considering a small business that is successful will pay alot more tax then that

simonbalaam

Its not a bad price as they do work very well. I'm glad I got one for … Its not a bad price as they do work very well. I'm glad I got one for free though after a lot of arguing with vodafone that their service had been comprimised around my house after they "upgraded" the local antennas!!!



I had much the same problem, Vodafone 2G coverage was OK, then they implemented 3G in my area and I ended up with crap 2G coverage and crap 3G coverage.

martyj999

Vodafone is the only network that can get a usable signal where I live - … Vodafone is the only network that can get a usable signal where I live - O2, orange/tmobile, three are all dead - Does O2 have an equivalent piece of tech?



I think only Vodafone do this one. I've heard you can get others that aren't legal.

martyj999

Vodafone is the only network that can get a usable signal where I live - … Vodafone is the only network that can get a usable signal where I live - O2, orange/tmobile, three are all dead - Does O2 have an equivalent piece of tech?



Not in the UK at the moment so far as I am aware, most of the big network operators have been trialling this technology somewhere around the planet over the last 2-3 years, but no-one has decided to grasp the nettle and follow Vodafone in the UK yet.

Blackberrys on orange can use a regular wifi router

+ £1 cashback through quidco (vodafone accessories) ?

Will this boost my diabolical call quality?

What's the ethernet cable for do I plug this into my wifi router?????????????




Edited by: "mightykaboosh" 15th Nov 2011

jb66

Blackberrys on orange can use a regular wifi router



There are a few phones around that will support UMA/GAN, a few Nokia models supported it 2-3 years ago, surprised more operators don't push it now that most smartphones have wifi, maybe it's just to complicated to be worth the bother.

jamhops

That is disgusting they should be blocked from doing that like all other … That is disgusting they should be blocked from doing that like all other companies doing it considering a small business that is successful will pay alot more tax then that



Individuals pay more tax that that!

mightykaboosh

+ £1 cashback through quidco (vodafone accessories) ?Will this boost my … + £1 cashback through quidco (vodafone accessories) ?Will this boost my diabolical call quality?What's the [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fitm%252FVodafone-Sure-Signal-Booaster-Mains-Internet-Connection-Lead-Ex-Cond-%252F280772252436%253Fpt%253DUK_Signal_Boosters%2526hash%253Ditem415f549314%2523ht_5119wt_1185]ethernet cable[/url] for do I plug this into my wifi router?????????????



Yes it plugs in to your router.

It will improve your call quality if it's down to poor signal levels, certainly made a big improvement to mine.

I can't advocate this

If you have no signal in your area then cancel your contract and take out one that does have good coverage, Vodafone are useless and they come up with a way to rob there customers even more, rather than provide a decent network!

Orange have sure signal built into some of their phones...but i found it better to turn it off as where there was a weak signal the phone couldn't decide what to use and i ended up with no signal!!

crazylegs

I can't advocate this If you have no signal in your area then cancel your … I can't advocate this If you have no signal in your area then cancel your contract and take out one that does have good coverage, Vodafone are useless and they come up with a way to rob there customers even more, rather than provide a decent network!



I'm not the only person in this thread that doesn't get decent indoor coverage from any operator, so that option isn't really much use. I'm not that far out in the sticks either!

Site really slow for me - could everone else stop trying to buy one so I can sheck out and go home?

crazylegs

I can't advocate this If you have no signal in your area then cancel your … I can't advocate this If you have no signal in your area then cancel your contract and take out one that does have good coverage, Vodafone are useless and they come up with a way to rob there customers even more, rather than provide a decent network!


wish i could. o2 orange and the rest dont even register where we live. vodaphone is the best for rural areas. saying that we only live 20mins outside manchester and signal and even internet are poor. this country sucks on IT. india has better coverage!!!!!!!! rant rant rant!!!!!!!

DangerGod

Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area … Robbing gits. if they know you cannot get good coverage in your area should provide them for free!


As nice as voting with your wallet is, sometimes there are occasions where none of the mobile operators can provide decent network coverage. My father lives a few miles out in the countryside, although fortunately, not too far away from a local (if fairly rural) exchange, and could get 8Mbps fixed-line broadband.

He and his partner used to be on T-Mobile and Orange. Now I already had stronger signal on Vodafone than both of them (they were lucky to get a signal standing outside, let alone in the house), but there were a few weak spots inside for me.

For £20, SureSignal has improved their mobile usage no-end now that they're switched over to VF - full 3G coverage in the house and garden is brilliant as far as they're concerned.

FWIW, I know that some combinations of phones and operators support UMA, though this seems to be rather hit and miss!

Edited by: "FatalSaviour" 15th Nov 2011

This is absolutely out of order, they should provide these FREE!!!!!!. If you have a poor signal change providers, if no other providers are good, then get a sat phone or move or use a landline.
If everyone gets one of these they will no longer invest in new masts and the coverage will stay poor.
Just complain. You can view maps of coverage and O2 are about best, they invested the most supprise.

lowlandshooter

This is absolutely out of order, they should provide these FREE!!!!!!. If … This is absolutely out of order, they should provide these FREE!!!!!!. If you have a poor signal change providers, if no other providers are good, then get a sat phone or move or use a landline.



You don't work in customer services by any chance?????

sat phone especially useful indoors.

I found this not to work at all well with iPhone - kept Blocking the first outbound call, then allowing it on 2nd attempt. Told vodafone and they seemed to know of some issues with iPhone compatability....so I leave it off now and wished I had £20 in my wallet

Got one already and it's rubbish . Vodafone keep texting asking for you to update your address ! And if you call someone they sometimes sound like a robot. For some reason when connected the phones battery runs down quick. I gone back to going upstairs or outside when I want to use my phone.

KEVIN6BZ

Got one already and it's rubbish . Vodafone keep texting asking for you … Got one already and it's rubbish . Vodafone keep texting asking for you to update your address ! And if you call someone they sometimes sound like a robot. For some reason when connected the phones battery runs down quick. I gone back to going upstairs or outside when I want to use my phone.



Sounds like another reason to leave vodafone

got mine for free from vodafone

Avoid vodafone like plague!

I have a htc and my brother has an iPhone 4 and we are both on vodfone and can hardly get a signal in my office at work. It is only in this room that we seem to have a problem, I will try this, thanks for posting, op.
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