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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 10:00 am 
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Best $500 I ever spent.
I spend the night parked along the road below the trail head for No Name Ridge (trail that goes to Thorp Mountain from the north). I had one little bar of Verizon 1x signal. So maybe I could get a text out if the wind was blowing right.
Turned on the cell phone booster and bam! 2 bars of 4G. I was watching youtube videos.
And the $15 upgraded antenna is noticeably better than the short one that comes with it.

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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 2:41 pm 
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Interesting.  Remember the "old days" when you needed something like this on your car for the phone to work at all?  I could use one at home as well.  Middle of Seattle and there's almost no signal, go figure.
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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 4:12 pm 
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Ditto.  At my place in West Seattle I barely have coverage with Verizon.  I get much better coverage at Hobuck, Crystal, and many other more "remote" locations.
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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 4:22 pm 
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I have a friend in Verlot who has a cell phone booster, he get's a good signal, not sure how many bars or g's..

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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Last time at Miners Ridge Lookout they were installing one. Our T-mobile phone already got enough 4g to post.

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PostMon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 pm 
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people use Wilson boosters around here. need a signal to boost though. Have to mount them as high as possible. If you see people standing around under a pole with their phones that's what they're doing.
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PostWed Aug 28, 2019 9:44 am 
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A lot of times, the carriers will offer some kind of box that you can get for free because you're extending their coverage area.

When I used Sprint they had something that would tunnel through your home internet to create a small cell that serviced up to five devices.  Later they could zone in on a small dedicated signal from a nearby cell tower.
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PostThu Aug 29, 2019 6:46 am 
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response to low signal in downtown seattle... you are probably under/below the cell towers thus out of their range and the surrounding buildings are probably blocking most of the signals. the ones you do get are probably from a cell tower farther away.
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