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« on: 09 February 2018, 16:52:31 »

I get a lousy signal at home, 1 or 0 bars, plusnet do not support wifi calling, or supply a booster, although the EE carrier does if signed up with them. Any ideas how to boost my signal? On iPhone5s
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2018, 18:05:05 »

Go outside.  ;D
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2018, 18:50:03 »

And...? :-\
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #3 on: 09 February 2018, 19:10:58 »

It's got to be better outside?  :o
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #4 on: 09 February 2018, 19:31:03 »

Marginally, but not so comfortable. :P
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #5 on: 09 February 2018, 19:32:10 »

Check to see which direction all the satellite dishes are facing and hang out of an upstairs window on that side of the house!  :y
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #6 on: 09 February 2018, 20:14:16 »

All very exciting options, but unfortunately they do not assist in improving the signal indoors. ::)
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« Reply #7 on: 09 February 2018, 22:06:46 »

As long as you don't fall out of the window, you are partly indoors!  ::)  ;D
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #8 on: 10 February 2018, 09:41:10 »

With all the tech wizards on here, I am surprised no-one has a solution to this, other than change back to Vodafone, whose signal was worse, but do offer boosters.  :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #9 on: 10 February 2018, 09:58:20 »

It's a recognised problem, Chris. Three have an app that let's you make calls over the internet, but we can at least get one bar here. When we go to mums in Liverpool, you have to walk to the end of the street to get a signal.
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #10 on: 10 February 2018, 10:10:25 »

Well, if you can get a half decent Signal outside, you could install a Mobile Repeater Booster system, they do work if installed properly, bottom line its an outside Aerial as high as possible on the House, ideally facing your best Signal Radio Mast, some decent cable feeding the Box of Tricks, then more decent cable feeding the internal Aerial(s).

Ive done a few of these installs in the past for people who are stuck, needs to be done properly as they key is to get as much isolation between the external and internal aerials, then choose your poison on the Box of tricks as to which Mobile Bands you want to cover.

Other option and probably cheaper is to install another form of Mobile Box that works through your internet Connection, but that generally will only boost Voice Calls.
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #11 on: 10 February 2018, 12:46:06 »

With all the tech wizards on here, I am surprised no-one has a solution to this, other than change back to Vodafone, whose signal was worse, but do offer boosters.  :-\ :-\ :-\

You could try O2 or anybody else that runs on the O2 network (giffgaff for example)
Ive used my giffgaff phone to make calls in your village ok  :y
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #12 on: 10 February 2018, 13:39:20 »

With all the tech wizards on here, I am surprised no-one has a solution to this, other than change back to Vodafone, whose signal was worse, but do offer boosters.  :-\ :-\ :-\

You could try O2 or anybody else that runs on the O2 network (giffgaff for example)
Ive used my giffgaff phone to make calls in your village ok  :y
I use giffgaf and where i didn,t get a signal at my Mums place, (she lives in a valley), with either O2 or Vodafone, now with giffgaff it,s fine.
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #13 on: 10 February 2018, 15:07:19 »

With all the tech wizards on here, I am surprised no-one has a solution to this, other than change back to Vodafone, whose signal was worse, but do offer boosters.  :-\ :-\ :-\

You could try O2 or anybody else that runs on the O2 network (giffgaff for example)
Ive used my giffgaff phone to make calls in your village ok  :y

Thanks Dave, unfortunately I'm in a village blackspot, and O2 is only avlbl 100yds or so away. :(
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #14 on: 10 February 2018, 15:08:27 »

Well, if you can get a half decent Signal outside, you could install a Mobile Repeater Booster system, they do work if installed properly, bottom line its an outside Aerial as high as possible on the House, ideally facing your best Signal Radio Mast, some decent cable feeding the Box of Tricks, then more decent cable feeding the internal Aerial(s).

Ive done a few of these installs in the past for people who are stuck, needs to be done properly as they key is to get as much isolation between the external and internal aerials, then choose your poison on the Box of tricks as to which Mobile Bands you want to cover.

Other option and probably cheaper is to install another form of Mobile Box that works through your internet Connection, but that generally will only boost Voice Calls.

Thks Chris, I only need it for voice calls so could you PM me details of that please. :y
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #15 on: 10 February 2018, 15:39:03 »

Well, if you can get a half decent Signal outside, you could install a Mobile Repeater Booster system, they do work if installed properly, bottom line its an outside Aerial as high as possible on the House, ideally facing your best Signal Radio Mast, some decent cable feeding the Box of Tricks, then more decent cable feeding the internal Aerial(s).

Ive done a few of these installs in the past for people who are stuck, needs to be done properly as they key is to get as much isolation between the external and internal aerials, then choose your poison on the Box of tricks as to which Mobile Bands you want to cover.

Other option and probably cheaper is to install another form of Mobile Box that works through your internet Connection, but that generally will only boost Voice Calls.

Thks Chris, I only need it for voice calls so could you PM me details of that please. :y
As you say Plusnet dont do the Home Booster box but EE do, as far as Im aware the EE ones are Open Microcells (Open to All including Virtual Sims) unlike the Vodafone Sure Signal Boxes where you have to pre register what Numbers you want to work through it.

So ideally an EE Box should in theory work, all you need is an account with EE, maybe a cheap 30 day or PAYG Sim on there Network and then convince them you need a Box for poor coverage for your EE Sim.

But its been a while since I messed with these boxes so please do some homework first.

Edit - Found a Video on the EE Box here -.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyGcjZZdgMc&spfreload=10
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Re: Plusnet mobile
« Reply #16 on: 10 February 2018, 18:11:51 »

Well, if you can get a half decent Signal outside, you could install a Mobile Repeater Booster system, they do work if installed properly, bottom line its an outside Aerial as high as possible on the House, ideally facing your best Signal Radio Mast, some decent cable feeding the Box of Tricks, then more decent cable feeding the internal Aerial(s).

Ive done a few of these installs in the past for people who are stuck, needs to be done properly as they key is to get as much isolation between the external and internal aerials, then choose your poison on the Box of tricks as to which Mobile Bands you want to cover.

Other option and probably cheaper is to install another form of Mobile Box that works through your internet Connection, but that generally will only boost Voice Calls.

Thks Chris, I only need it for voice calls so could you PM me details of that please. :y
As you say Plusnet dont do the Home Booster box but EE do, as far as Im aware the EE ones are Open Microcells (Open to All including Virtual Sims) unlike the Vodafone Sure Signal Boxes where you have to pre register what Numbers you want to work through it.

So ideally an EE Box should in theory work, all you need is an account with EE, maybe a cheap 30 day or PAYG Sim on there Network and then convince them you need a Box for poor coverage for your EE Sim.

But its been a while since I messed with these boxes so please do some homework first.

Edit - Found a Video on the EE Box here -.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyGcjZZdgMc&spfreload=10

On the PN forums, a lot of people are having similar difficulties, so I suspect EE will be reluctant to give out these boxes unless I have some sort of contract with them. I shall ask anyway.

Thanks
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