[Gllug] Anyone used a mobile phone "signal booster"?

Gordon Joly gordon.joly at pobox.com
Fri May 21 20:47:35 UTC 2010

On 21/05/2010 20:36, John Edwards wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 08:19:36PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
>> Vodaphone are flogging this one for 50 quid + a monthly fee (not an
>> endorsement, just the first one that pops up in Google):
>> http://suresignal.vodafone.co.uk/
>> Anyone used these?  Do they work?  _How_ do they work?  Are they
>> network agnostic?
> A company opposite bought one a couple of weeks ago and had a bit of
> trouble getting it to connect to the Internet. I'll try to ask them
> about it next week to see if it's working.
> Basically it costs between 50 and 120 GBP and allows up to four 3G
> handsets to connect to Vodaphone over the Internet. Very little in
> the way of diagnostics except for a couple of LEDs. There is some
> sort of control panel on Vodaphone's website which configures it
> where you give it the mobile phone numbers allowed to connect.
> It is supposed to be able to work with any broadband connection and
> behind a NAT router, probably because it connects out to Vodaphone.
> Latency might be a problem on slow or congested networks.
>  From my personnal opinion, it seems a bit cheeky to be that you have
> to pay for both the equipment and Internet connection to fix their
> blackspot problems. And then you still pay full price for your calls.
> But if your alternative is having to walk down the end of the driveway
> to pick up a call then it may be worth the cost.
I turned my phone into an access point with JoikuSpot (over GPRS, Nokia 
5800 XpressMusic)



Free or a few Euros for the Premium Version (supports VPN etc). I have 
had two laptops connected (so far).



Think Feynman
Gordon Joly
gordon.joly at pobox.com

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