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Old 08-07-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Smoothtalker at $300-350 claims better cell phone reception. We get poor reception with ATT/Cellular in Tx panhandle, Southern Colorado Plains and Colorado mountains. Would this product help get better reception? What has been anyone's experience? Thanks.
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Smoothtalker at $300-350 claims better cell phone reception. We get poor reception with ATT/Cellular in Tx panhandle, Southern Colorado Plains and Colorado mountains. Would this product help get better reception? What has been anyone's experience? Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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Hi Bill,
It all depends on the towers in the area and if ATT has agreements with the owners of those towers. Consider checking their coverage maps and determine if ATT says they have coverage,,,or not.

I have a 3 watt cell repeater with the antenna on the roof. There are areas of the country (few but some) where I can not make a call with my ATT service. When checking their coverage map, it shows no coverage in the area I'm in.

We solved the problem by purchasing minutes on the OnStar phone in the toad. OnStar is Verizon service.

This means I have a 3 watt phone for both ATT and Verizon. I have never failed to make a call on one of the phones.
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We have AT+T service using only the Wilson Trucker antenna, which makes a significant improvement. I would say go first with an external antenna, then an amplifier if necessary.
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I agree with Bill - try just an external antenna first. You rarely need an amplifier and the Smoothtalker is expensive. But if our phone doesn't have an external antenna jack, you may need a different solution.

Wilson is the premier brand of cell phone antennas and amplifiers and they offer solutions for phones without external antenna jacks as well as though that do.
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