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Do signal boosters work here?

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  1. Yrotmaharg

    Yrotmaharg DI Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    We moved to a house on Martisan Beach, not that far out from Dumaguete, but our Globe and Smart cell phone signals and Globe LTE pocket wifi fluctuate at best. I remember our IT guy at my old job installing a repeater in our office for a better cell signal. Does anyone know if those work here? Would it help with a wifi internet signal? If I bought one on Amazon in the US, would it work here? (a friend is coming to visit soon) If so, would you recommend a specific one?
    Thanks for your help!
    Victoria
     
  2. AlwaysRt

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    Sounds like a question for these guys. They answer emails in a day or two. UPLift Health
     
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    Short answer is yes. need to know the location of your nearest cell site and get a directional antenna like a yagi or dish. maybe have to put it on a mast and aim it at the tower attach it to a bidirectional signal booster that works with the frequencies and modulation ( 3G or 4G LTE ) LTE has a penetration problem getting through buildings and trees and such. So If you can get a line of site from antenna to cell tower you will be good. I think there is a local company that does this type of work. Maybe ask a Globe Technician when you see one around or try talking to the technician at the cell tower. Maybe they can hook you up.
     
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    Dave_Hounddriver DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

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    I tried a signal booster a couple years back and it did work. BUT if there are a lot of people closer to the tower using a lot of bandwidth then you still get slow Internet. Stronger signal but just as slow. What it does help with is reducing packet loss and dropped downloads.
     
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    Yrotmaharg DI Junior Member

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    Thanks, guys! I really appreciate the replies. I actually found out today that Globe DSL works around here, but my landlord would have to sign a contract for two years, and we're only here for 4-5 months. :-( I'm crossing my fingers, and in the meantime, I'll look around to see where our nearest cell tower is.
     
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    Yup, the laws of physics apply even in the Philippines. :wink:
     
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    Show Pony DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    I'll agree the laws of physic do apply.
    Darwins theories however DO NOT.
    No awards are given.
    Maybe they are just "out of stock" .
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    Aye! remembering though "Murphy's law" is always around :happy:
     
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    I've seen plenty of people winning awards on the roadways in the Philippines. There are just so many people competing for the award that it takes some pretty outlandish behavior to be awarded one. :wink:
     
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    Wouldn't that be the tombstone awards?
     
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