On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:22:28 -0400, Metspitzer wrote:
Yeah, our place is like that, too - all the interior door frames are
trimmed with metal quarter-round, and I think it's that which really
messes up the signal.
We just get people we know in the habit of calling the house phone
though, only falling back on the cell if nobody picks up :-)
"Metspitzer" wrote in message
Can you get some kind of antenna transmitter booster that will help
getting signal in the house. Calls can be made from the yard and in
the house, but not reliably.
Do a Google search for cell repeaters.
I installed a Wilson cell amplifier in my house. Basically an antenna
is mounted on your roof that is pointed to the nearest cell tower. A
cable is needed that runs from the outside antenna to inside the
house, where a amplifier and transmitter is installed. I installed
mine about 5-7 years ago and the cost was about $600 for materials, I
went from barely having 1 bar on my cell phone to having 4-5 bars.
The hardest part is aligning the outside antenna. It has to be
pointed with pinpoint accuracy (within 3 degrees). When I installed
mine, I had my cordless phone with me up on the roof and my wife had
her cell phone telling me the bar strength on my blackberry down in
the basement office. Once we received a strong bar signal on the
blackberry, I tightened down the antenna and it's been working fine
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