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Poor cell service -- newer handset likely to have any impact?

My well-worn Verizon iPhone 4 often doesn't ring for incoming calls when I'm inside my apartment. Is upgrading to a new phone likely to fix it, or do I need to change carriers? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Oct 20, 2014 - 10 answers

Questions about cell phone signal boosters

My roommates and I are moving into a basement suite, and we are concerned about the lack of cell phone reception there. I am interested in purchasing a cell phone signal booster, but have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Aug 12, 2014 - 5 answers

at&t vs. verizon for iphone in bay area?

Should I choose ATT or Verizon for iPhone in San Francisco/Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Sep 16, 2012 - 20 answers

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Cell phone reception is crappy in my neighborhood. Might switching providers help, or should I invest in an antenna/repeater as recommended in other Askmes? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on May 10, 2011 - 10 answers

In general, how good is T-Mobile's reception?

How satisfied are you with T-Mobile USA's reception and coverage? [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Apr 4, 2010 - 43 answers

AT&T, I DEMAND GOOD PHONE RECEPTION!!!

Cellular reception is horrible in my area. I get at least 2 dropped calls during my commute to work, and every cellphone I've used is generally worthless indoors. What's the best way to pester my service provider into fixing this? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Jul 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me choose the cell phone company to replace my horrible Sprint contract

I'm close to ending my cell phone contract with Sprint (Thank God, I'll be rid of them at last). Now I have to make a choice on which carrier to go with and want to make sure I get the best reception in our home area and especially in the house itself. [more inside]
posted by worker_bee on Mar 12, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I improve my crappy cell phone reception in my apartment?

I have a Samsung SCH-A990 cell phone with Verizon Wireless. For the past few months, I have been getting terrible (sometimes non-existent) reception in my apartment. [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Oct 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Colorado Convention Center: Decent Cell Coverage?

What kind of cell phone reception do you get in Denver's Colorado Convention Center? We're possibly involved in a conference there in a few weeks, and a project we're doing hinges on coverage good enough to send and receive SMS in the convention center. I've heard that it's "spotty" in the below-ground parts of the center, but that could mean anything ... is it good enough to deal with hundreds of attendees bouncing text messages back & forth? Ideally, we need to know ASAP. =)
posted by migurski on Sep 26, 2007 - 8 answers

What do cell phone reception bars mean?

What exactly do those cell phone reception bars represent? [more inside]
posted by norm on Apr 9, 2007 - 8 answers

What can I do to improve my cellphone reception indoors?

What can I do to improve my cellphone reception inside my house, and not one of the scammy crap things than I see available in spam and Google searches on this subject? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jan 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Affordable options for cellular signal boosting?

I have a Blackberry 7290 and live in a basement apartment. I intermittently get one bar of signal in most places inside, but full service right outside the windows. What is the most effective option to increase service indoors so that I can maintain phone calls? I've seen the expensive cellular repeaters and I can't really justify spending that much. Thanks.
posted by saraswati on Oct 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Help us beat the Home Owner's Association!

My father and I have been fighting a small battle against our HOA who blocks every attempt to have a cell phone tower installed nearby. What can I arm my dad with to take into the next HOA meeting so that next time his request is refused on the grounds that a tower would give all of us cancer, he can respond with scientific evidence to the contrary?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 4, 2006 - 26 answers

Is there something to improve cell phone reception inside a building?

If you rented office space only to discover that no cell phones work inside at all, are you totally out of luck or is there some sort of antenna or repeater or tin-can system that could be used to feed cell reception into the building?
posted by GriffX on Jun 18, 2004 - 4 answers

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