Reception information

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

Wife and I are looking at dropping wireline service.
One problem. In our home, reception is an issue.
In parts we have zero bars and in the back
we get two bars.

Need INEXPENSIVE way to improve
reception.

Phones are Motorola C343.
800/1900 CDMA ONLY no analog fallback.


--
Andrew D. Sisson
7 answers Last reply
More about reception information
  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    Have you figured out how to
    send/receive FAXES?
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    > "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za>
    > wrote in message news:2ibibvFkqleiU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > Have you figured out how to
    > send/receive FAXES?
    >
    What does the ability to send and receive faxes have to
    do with my reception issue?

    --
    Andrew D. Sisson
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    "Andy S" <adsisson@NOrochesterSPAM.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:2y1wc.121128$hY.25048@twister.nyroc.rr.com
    >> "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za>
    >> wrote in message news:2ibibvFkqleiU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >> Have you figured out how to
    >> send/receive FAXES?
    >>
    I do it all the time both at home (cord cut), and in my RV... And both are
    activated with this unit on Verizon (took a while, but it is an approved and
    activated device by Verizon)

    check out http://www.cellantenna.com/BaseStation/cellular_base_station.htm

    First Paragraph:
    The Cellular Base Station provides wireless voice, fax, and computer
    communication to home, office or any remote location where phone service is
    needed and a cellular communications network is available. Primary telephone
    service, extra lines and security back-up can be available immediately.
    Simply plug your standard telephone, fax machine or computer modem into the
    unit's jack. This is a stand alone unit with its own internal cellular
    telephone built in.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    In alt.cellular.verizon Andy S <adsisson@norochesterspam.rr.com> wrote:
    : > "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za>
    : > wrote in message news:2ibibvFkqleiU1@uni-berlin.de...
    : > Have you figured out how to
    : > send/receive FAXES?
    : >
    : What does the ability to send and receive faxes have to
    : do with my reception issue?

    If you have dropped your land line and your cell phone cannot
    send/receive FAXes, you will not be able to get them at home, unless
    you use an Internet service. I think that's what was meant.

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    > : > "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za>
    > : > wrote in message news:2ibibvFkqleiU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > : > Have you figured out how to
    > : > send/receive FAXES?
    > : >
    > : In alt.cellular.verizon Andy S <adsisson@norochesterspam.rr.com> wrote:
    > : What does the ability to send and receive faxes have to
    > : do with my reception issue?
    > "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com>
    > wrote in message news:cczcasddd92704645831209@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > If you have dropped your land line and your cell phone cannot
    > send/receive FAXes, you will not be able to get them at home, unless
    > you use an Internet service. I think that's what was meant.
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
    We have no plans on using our phones for faxes.
    Voice only.


    --
    Andrew D. Sisson
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    That wasn't a requirement by the OP but, you can send and receive faxes via
    PCMCIA card and a laptop.
    I do it all the time via Motorola Startac and my laptop.

    As far as "free" reception improvement, I am not aware of anything "free".
    You can try spending 20 or so bucks and getting an external antenna (
    external to the phone ).

    Other than that, trying out different phones and finding one with better
    reception if you can for free would be the only option that comes to mind at
    this point.

    Scotty


    "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za> wrote in message
    news:2ibibvFkqleiU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > Have you figured out how to
    > send/receive FAXES?
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular (More info?)

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<2ibtv8Flgkt0U1@uni-berlin.de>...
    > "Andy S" <adsisson@NOrochesterSPAM.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:2y1wc.121128$hY.25048@twister.nyroc.rr.com
    > >> "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za>
    > >> wrote in message news:2ibibvFkqleiU1@uni-berlin.de...
    > >> Have you figured out how to
    > >> send/receive FAXES?
    > >>
    > I do it all the time both at home (cord cut), and in my RV... And both are
    > activated with this unit on Verizon (took a while, but it is an approved and
    > activated device by Verizon)
    >
    > check out http://www.cellantenna.com/BaseStation/cellular_base_station.htm
    >
    I'll add this and just say that "buyer beware" and the end user is not
    considered the licensee:

    You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC on
    10/6/2003 12:39:56 PM.

    Thank you for contacting the FCC.

    47 CFR 90.219 and 47 CFR 22.283 both include the same term to identify
    who is eligible to utilize these devices, the licensee.


    Dear FCC Representative,

    I am in search of the clarification of the FCC rule stated above on
    the
    ability of a private, non-FCC licensed individual, to install a signal
    booster (aka Bi-Directional Amplifier) to amplify signals above 150
    MHz
    (specificially 800 and 1.9 GHz) inside of a private building. In my
    interpretation of the FCC rule as I tried to explain to an individual
    that the said installation of such a system can only be authorized
    and/or
    installed by a "licensee" holding a Part 90 or Part 22 license (or
    their authorized sub-contractor) and he , as a private individual" is
    not
    allowed to freely install such a system as he is not the "licensee".

    This individual is under the impression that because the signal
    booster
    (BDA) is an un-regulated device he has the ability to install these
    units without the concurrence of the Cellular/PCS providers without
    their
    knowledge. Of course we are at a blockage here as the manufacturers
    of
    these devices (specificially Andrew Corp.) have also advised him that
    he doesn't need any type of authorization to install such a device to
    amplify someone else's licensed channels.

    For your convenience I have cut and pasted the rule along with my
    contact phone number below if you would like to speak directly with
    me.

    Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

    Mark
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    FCC Rule:

    Sec. 90.219 Use of signal boosters.

    Licensees authorized to operate radio systems in the frequency
    bands
    above 150 MHz may employ signal boosters at fixed locations in
    accordance with the following criteria:
    (a) The amplified signal is retransmitted only on the exact
    frequency(ies) of the originating base, fixed, mobile, or portable
    station(s). The booster will fill in only weak signal areas and cannot
    extend the system's normal signal coverage area.
    (b) Class A narrowband signal boosters must be equipped with
    automatic gain control circuitry which will limit the total effective
    radiated power (ERP) of the unit to a maximum of 5 watts under all
    conditions. Class B broadband signal boosters are limited to 5 watts
    ERP
    for each authorized frequency that the booster is designed to amplify.
    (c) Class A narrowband boosters must meet the out-of-band emission
    limits of Sec. 90.209 for each narrowband channel that the booster is
    designed to amplify. Class B broadband signal boosters must meet the
    emission limits of Sec. 90.209 for frequencies outside of the
    booster's
    design passband.
    (d) Class B broadband signal boosters are permitted to be used
    only
    in confined or indoor areas such as buildings, tunnels, underground
    areas, etc., or in remote areas, i.e., areas where there is little or
    no
    risk of interference to other users.
    (e) The licensee is given authority to operate signal boosters
    without separate authorization from the Commission. Certificated
    equipment must be employed and the licensee must ensure that all
    applicable rule requirements are met.
    (f) Licensees employing either Class A narrowband or Class B
    broadband signal boosters as defined in Sec. 90.7 are responsible for
    correcting any harmful interference that the equipment may cause to
    other systems. Normal co-channel transmissions will not be considered
    as
    harmful interference. Licensees will be required to resolve
    interference
    problems pursuant to Sec. 90.173(b).

    [61 FR 31052, June 19, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 36610, July 7, 1998]

    Representative Number : TSR17
Ask a new question

Read More

Verizon Motorola Internet Service Providers