Is there something to improve cell phone reception inside a building?
June 18, 2004 5:18 PM   Subscribe

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 to Technology (4 answers total)
There are definitely antennas you can run indoors to boost signal. I can't find a good link, but if no one else helps, I can ask my pater who knows of such things.
posted by yerfatma at 5:33 PM on June 18, 2004

Look for your local commercial Nextel dealer. They often sell a variety of industrial radio and wireless products specifically for solving issues like what you describe.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:57 PM on June 18, 2004

Call the Carrier you want (verizon, whomever), explain your problem. Tell them you're interested in installing a Base Station (or BTS) for your floor of the building.

It's possible, I have no idea how much it costs.
posted by daver at 6:53 AM on June 19, 2004

I haven't found the antenna yet, but it's from these people.
posted by yerfatma at 6:03 PM on June 20, 2004

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