Cell phone signal! Arggg. How can I improve my coverage at my desk?
I work in a
small real estate office
, next to a swim school, complete with a pool and all the pipes to fill it. It's a single story building, we are in the middle, not an end. Cingular
has full bars on the phone at the windows, but near our desks one bar, dropped calls, sometimes no signal at all...
I bought a
Digital Antenna Model # 4KPR-15R dual band 50 dB gain wireless cellular
, where you put some antenna box suction-cupped to the windows, then 15 feet away a transmitter that is supposed to boost that same signal. Based on the description, if you have good signal at the window you should be good to go.
Well, it gave me full bars at my desk, but dropped calls worse than ever! I'm returning it...
Forwarding calls to the hard line is not a solution for me as many non-realtor calls come in on that phone and I can't expect the receptionist to answer all those calls.
One idea that will cost more is getting a WIFI phone from Vonage, then fowarding to that but I'd rather not have to do that.
Other details, tried my RAZR, Samsung C20x and Treo 650, all with Cingular and T Mobile. Changing carriers isn't an option I want either. Another person at the office has Sprint and coverage is a little better, but I want it to be great, where I could walk around the whole office looking in files, checking someone's schedule, sitting at my desk....
There must be another solution someone here has for me!