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Oliver offers a cell booster installed for about $500. Does anyone have experience with this option?


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I know that Pete's phone ( on a service which does not work for anyone else), works at our NC campsite with his booster. I wonder what changes and advances have been made recently?

We had to get a Verizon service to avoid driving 2 miles down the road to get a signal. Our tmobile did not work, and we don't have a booster. The upside for us was that Verizon worked a lot of other places. Paul has Verizon, I have tmobile, one of us usually gets at least a week signal, in most spots.

It would be nice to be able to boost my tmobile signal. I'll follow this thread.

Sherry


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I've had great success with the Wilson cell phone booster over the last 6 years. My carrier is Sprint, which uses 800MHz and 1900MHz. Now that carriers are introducing 4G service, more frequencies are in play. Here's the current list:

 

Carriers in the US:

 

AT&T: GSM+LTE, 2G/3G: 850MHz & 1900MHz, 4G: 700MHz, 1700MHz/2100MHz

 

Verizon: CDMA+LTE, 2G/3G: 850MHz & 1900MHz, 4G: 700MHz, 1700MHz/2100MHz (planned)

 

Sprint: CDMA+WiMax+LTE, 2G/3G: 800MHz & 1900Mhz, 4G: 800MHz & 1900MHz (LTE), 2500MHz (WiMax)

 

T-Mobile: GSM+LTE, 2G/3G: 1900MHz, 1700MHz/2100MHz. 4G: 1700MHz/2100MHz

 

US Cellular: CDMA+LTE, 2G/3G: 850MHz, 1900MHz. 4G: 1700MHz/2100MHz

 

Metro PCS: CDMA+LTE, 2G/3G: 1700MHz/2100MHz, 1900MHz. 4G: 1700MHz/2100MHz

 

Cricket: CDMA, 2G/3G: 1900MHz

 

The new Wilson 4G system used in the current Ollie's covers all of these frequencies and should be helpful to virtually all carrier customers. The key will be to have the installation done in a manner that will not result in the inside antenna interfering with the outside antenna, causing a feedback loop and resulting in a system wide sutdown. With the extra space available in the LEII, they should be able to get that right.


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Thanks everyone. I am going to spring for the Wolson and let Oliver install it.


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2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II (Sold)


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I must show my ignorance one again (hate when that happens). I have ATT and the wife has Verizon (long story). Will the cell booster amplify both the Verizon and ATT incoming signals, or, must you program the booster to only amplify a certain service provider?


KWR


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I have ATT and the wife has Verizon (long story). Will the cell booster amplify both the Verizon and ATT incoming signals, or, must you program the booster to only amplify a certain service provider?

The cell phone booster will work with all cell phone providers. No programming needed for the booster.

 

Sherry (SeaDawg) has commented that there is an advantage to having phones with different providers. In some locations only one provider will have a good signal, and thus you still have connectivity.


David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Yes, for over ten years, we've hedged our bets by carrying cell phones from two carriers, Verizon and TMobile. ( One cdma, one gsm). This has worked pretty well for us, as usually, if there is a signal to be found, one of us has signal... No matter what country we are in. In Europe, Australia, and Canada, Paul's TMobile works better. In most of the us, I get better chance at signal on Verizon.

 

We tested the same Wilson WeBoost that Oliver currently installs. It boosted my Verizon signal by a bar or two. Nada with TMobile at our mountain camping property, because there is nothing to boost. 0 x 20 is still zero...

But, that bar or two with either service can be the difference in being able to make a call, or just receive a text...

I found the Wilson booster to be easy to use. And Oliver's installed price is pretty reasonable, considering its shelf price, uninstalled.

Sherry

 


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