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Comment by RandiO on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 21, 2020 04:30 AM)
How odd: First, to protect the phone; we had to buy a case. Then, we had to put that anti-scratch film on the screen. Next, we had to get a few extra ...
Comment by Jay R on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 21, 2020 02:25 AM)
For hundreds of dollars, I will simply continue to walk outside when I need a better signal. I praise GOD that I live in the south. My strategy might ...
Comment by James Ford on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 21, 2020 12:47 AM)
I am with T-Mobile and had a bad signal in the house. I spoke with a rep and they sent me an extender, no cost and they paid for shipping. The only ca...
Comment by Kathleen Dombrowski on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 21, 2020 12:14 AM)
I live in North Central NC, Cell reception is Bad. For years I've tried everything, Wilson, Yagi, Zyxel, Verizon Extender of the Month, to no avail. W...
Comment by mike on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 20, 2020 10:41 PM)
The typical cost of a cell phone is ridiculously expensive and now you imply I need to spent $200-500 more to get it to function properly. My my, what...
Comment by Cara on [Windows 10 Tip #4] - Cortana: Friend or Foe? (January 20, 2020 09:17 PM)
Being the paranoid non tech granny I am, I just figured it just another way to collection info on me. I knew I could do it myself without her help. ...
Comment by James Bauer on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 20, 2020 08:41 PM)
My wife was given a personal cell tower by T-Mobile and it is very helpful....
Comment by hifi5000 on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 20, 2020 08:10 PM)
Be careful should you install one of these signal boosters.If the two antennas to allow the setup to work are too close together,it will cause a feedb...
Comment by Frank szenher on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 20, 2020 07:31 PM)
Another house solution is a Bluetooth cordless phone that links to your cell phone. This allows you to put your cell phone in a home location that giv...
Comment by Robert Hicks on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 20, 2020 07:25 PM)
I live out in the boonies and the cell signal is marginal at best outside and non existent inside my metal roofed house. I have an unlocked phone so m...

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