Signal Boosters, for mobile phones :-)

Hey everyone,

I have heard about signal boosters for phones so i know they exist although i dont know whether they work or not, so was wondering if anyone could tell me if they are effective or not as im looking at getting one for my G2 as i am hoping it will help improve my internet signal and speed.

Cheers
James

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Here you go.

http://www.totallyabsurd.com/radar_head.GIF

cannyscot;6657200

Here you go.


is this the one for the iphone

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raptorcigs;6657222

is this the one for the iphone



HAHAHA brilliant !! Repped

You can get them.

The dirt cheap ones do not work, they are just a sticker you put on the phone it's supposed to improve the signal, its a waste of space, time and money.

You can buy proper 2G and 3G signal boosters, however they are expensive, around £200 upwards and nearer £400 for the good ones.

However these are totally illegal in the UK


(my old man is a network engineer for one of the mobile networks and works on their network (not in the shops) every day)

Bought one a couple of years ago (looked a bit like a mini circuit board printed onto a bit of sticky back plastic) that you stick onto the back of your phone - RUBISH :roll:
Made no difference at all - is this the sort of thing you mean?

Original Poster

i mean a sort of thing that you slip in next to your sim :-) almost like the phone unlocking things you can get

nope they are a scam - they don't work. KarenHornby's post is correct, you can get them but are very specialised. If you are a radio engineer you can modify your existing signal by intercepting the signal (inside your phone, amplifying the signal (caerfully - very carefully) and then inputting back into the phone. Not many people will know how to do this and you have a significant chance of frying your phone!

I can remember with the first commercial analogue phones you could buy separate high gain aerials (they were normally 8 to 12 inches in length!) which made them better in very low signal areas - aaaahhh they were the days!

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garibaldi;6658340

nope they are a scam - they don't work. KarenHornby's post is correct, … nope they are a scam - they don't work. KarenHornby's post is correct, you can get them but are very specialised. If you are a radio engineer you can modify your existing signal by intercepting the signal (inside your phone, amplifying the signal (caerfully - very carefully) and then inputting back into the phone. Not many people will know how to do this and you have a significant chance of frying your phone!I can remember with the first commercial analogue phones you could buy separate high gain aerials (they were normally 8 to 12 inches in length!) which made them better in very low signal areas - aaaahhh they were the days!



Haha okay mate, i think i'll leave it then :P dont want to fry my Hero could be a little expensive

Cheers everyone

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