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Old 10-13-2017, 05:06 PM
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We have zero to very little cell phone service at our new camp in NE LA. I'm looking to get a cell phone booster. The funny thing is that 500 yards down the road, we can pick up a couple of bars to make a call or send a text. The ones I've looked at online range in price from $50 - $400+. Just want to see if anyone has experience with any particular brand/model and which ones to stay away from.

Note: Most people that frequent the camp have AT&T service. I noticed that some are geared to particular service providers.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:32 PM
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Tensas??
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:43 PM
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that is a trick to get the right booster, and there is no guarantee that it will work. you will have to target a service, AT&t, Verizon etc. let me know what service and i can make a suggestion.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:14 PM
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I'm interested in a booster for AT&T for my camp as well. Please let me know what info you find out. I'll do the same.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:30 AM
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that is a trick to get the right booster, and there is no guarantee that it will work. you will have to target a service, AT&t, Verizon etc. let me know what service and i can make a suggestion.
AT&T is what we have.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:34 AM
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Tensas??
Yes sir.. Tensas. A buddy and I went squirrel hunting and cut the grass last weekend and you have to walk around the front yard searching for service. Don?t get me wrong, not having a cellphone what works is kinda nice cuz no one is bothering you, but if i need, I need to be able to use it.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:04 PM
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Yea you are my neighbor. Thought I recognized you. Camp I use to visit in west Texas had one made by Wilson. Worked pretty good.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:13 PM
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I was hunting last week and checked my phone after climbing up a tree. No Service.


Then about noon, before I climbed down I checked my phone and it showed 2 bars. This is with AT & T.


Can anyone explain how this happened?
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I have a Smooth Talker that I bought in North Dakota where you have no service for many miles. It worked very well and I have no use for it.
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ok guys, we determined the carrier, AT&T. next we need to see what your signal level is.

you can do this by going here:

https://www.weboost.com/pages/guide-...ignal-boosters

and watching the video in this section. "How Do I Know How Strong My Signal Is?"

Once you have the signal strength, we will be able to determine what booster will work for your application. Please note that it would be best to get a ladder and measure the signal from rooftop level where the external antenna will be mounted. this will determine the size and price of amp needed and what it can deliver when you are inside your camp.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:35 AM
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ok guys, we determined the carrier, AT&T. next we need to see what your signal level is.

you can do this by going here:

https://www.weboost.com/pages/guide-...ignal-boosters

and watching the video in this section. "How Do I Know How Strong My Signal Is?"

Once you have the signal strength, we will be able to determine what booster will work for your application. Please note that it would be best to get a ladder and measure the signal from rooftop level where the external antenna will be mounted. this will determine the size and price of amp needed and what it can deliver when you are inside your camp.
I'm headed up there this weekend, I will check the signal strength and let you know.
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