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Improving wireless signals and connections?

Ant
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Hello.

My family and I recently moved to a rural mountain area, but the wireless phone services are very weak or not available so we went from T-Mobile to Verizon Wireless. However, it is still weak with iPhones showing down to 1G even outside. It can go up to 3G and 4G LTE rarely though. Is there a way to improve this so it doesn't feel like dial-up Internet speeds?

Gracias, desde ya. Smiley Happy

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Weth
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There could be seasonal changes too if you are surround by deciduous trees. Those leaves can cut down on signal. What you will need to do is look for a signal booster or an extender.

If you go with the booster. No Internet is required in your remote place. You install a antenna outside and it will boost the frequencies. Something like this is needed:

http://www.wilsoncellularbooster.com/weboost-connect-4gx-multiuser-cell-phone-booster-471104-p-376.h...

Another option, is if you have or can get wired Internet in your place (DSL, cable, etc) then you can get an extender from Verizon that creates its own cell signal and routes everything over your Internet connection.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/samsung-network-extender-scs-2u01/

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Ant,


Congratulations on your recent move! We hope that it was a smooth one. Seeing 1G would definitely concern me just the same. We're happy to help any way that we can to figure out what may be going on. What would be the zip code for your new address? Are you aware of other VZW users in the area with similar concerns?


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Ant
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Verizon Wireless Customer Support wrote:

Ant,


Congratulations on your recent move! We hope that it was a smooth one. Seeing 1G would definitely concern me just the same. We're happy to help any way that we can to figure out what may be going on. What would be the zip code for your new address? Are you aware of other VZW users in the area with similar concerns?


AdamG_VZW
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If my response answered your question please click the "Correct Answer" button under my response. This ensures others can benefit from our conversation. Thanks in advance for your help with this!!

I prefer not to give my location in public. I can tell you that the rural area is surrounded by trees, small mountains/giant hills, etc. I know going to the city areas gets the signals and better speeds. The previous owners were on Verizon Wireless carrier too who suggested us to switch from T-Mobile because of this. I know Sprint and T-Mobile users get nothing over here.

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Weth
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There could be seasonal changes too if you are surround by deciduous trees. Those leaves can cut down on signal. What you will need to do is look for a signal booster or an extender.

If you go with the booster. No Internet is required in your remote place. You install a antenna outside and it will boost the frequencies. Something like this is needed:

http://www.wilsoncellularbooster.com/weboost-connect-4gx-multiuser-cell-phone-booster-471104-p-376.h...

Another option, is if you have or can get wired Internet in your place (DSL, cable, etc) then you can get an extender from Verizon that creates its own cell signal and routes everything over your Internet connection.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/samsung-network-extender-scs-2u01/

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Ant
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Weth wrote:

There could be seasonal changes too if you are surround by deciduous trees. Those leaves can cut down on signal. What you will need to do is look for a signal booster or an extender.

If you go with the booster. No Internet is required in your remote place. You install a antenna outside and it will boost the frequencies. Something like this is needed:

http://www.wilsoncellularbooster.com/weboost-connect-4gx-multiuser-cell-phone-booster-471104-p-376.h...

Another option, is if you have or can get wired Internet in your place (DSL, cable, etc) then you can get an extender from Verizon that creates its own cell signal and routes everything over your Internet connection.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/samsung-network-extender-scs-2u01/

Ah interesting. Wow, they are expensive! I forgot to mention even TV antenna(s/e) don't get all channels and strong. Smiley Sad

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Weth
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Here's a bigger range of prices - but yes, not inexpensive.

http://www.ubersignal.com/verizon-cell-phone-signal-boosters-repeaters