mobile phone boosters-help please

Submitted: Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:38
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Hi, does anyone know anything about these boosters or is it a scam?
Have spoken to a guy who has a friend :), who had one for his cdma, used to work a treat.
Just come from Roper Bar where we used to have cdma coverage, no nextG coverage.
We want the booster for nextG,have a 6120 with a force car kit.
http://www.mobilephoneboosters.com.au/boosters/buy-now.html
Sorry, now how do i post a live link? :)
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:54

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:54
Hi Lyndon,
with a 3 watt booster, it sounds illegal to me, given that GSM and CDMA have 0.5w peak power output.
I note the significant disclaimer from the seller about it being the responsibility of the buyer to check if it's legal probably says it all.
The Aust Communications Authority has limits on transmitted power for good technical reasons, not bureaucratic reasons.
It might work, but it's like taking a loud hailer to a party so you can make yourself heard above the others, never mind the others.
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Reply By: motor_head - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:58

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:58
Hi Lyndon, I know nothing about them but a mate from WA swear's by them, he say's they are very common in WA.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 18:09

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 18:09
Hi
Can i have his contact details please?
Does use it for nextG?
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Follow Up By: Redeye - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 18:44

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 18:44
As their advertisement says.


Legal Compliance Notice
It is the purchasers responsibility to ensure that all products purchased from the quantel.co.nz or mobileboosters.com web sites are legally compliant for connection to the Telecommunication network in their country of origin. In the event that an item has not been granted compliance by the appropriate government authority then the products should not be connected unless:

I hope that in a very few years to come you do not come at the Australian public ( Government of the day ) saying that your cancer etc.. was caused by their inefiecies.


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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 19:22

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 19:22
I read on a website about GSM and aerials and the like and it said these things are definitely illegal in Australia.
They can be detected as they apparently blast everything off the cell that it hooks into and causes all sorts of mayhem.
I would say use at your peril.

WHy not buy a bullbar aerial and use that legally.

RFI make a multiband model for3G 850mhz GSM 900 mhz GSM1800mhz and 3G 2100mhz

Model no CD2195 suits Next G which is WCDMA 850mhz

Supposedly gives 6.5 db gain on the 3 lower bands and 3db on the two higher ones
Cost me $105 at Telstra Pacific Fair
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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 19:28

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 19:28
The price is not cheap and the warranty of 14 days is pretty stingy. Not sure that would be legal in australia and as they are from NZ whether it would be enforceable?
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Follow Up By: motor_head - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 12:54

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 12:54
Sorry Lyndon, havent seen him for about 2 years and lost contact after his relationship split, last i heard he was trying to get a job on the Iraq oil fields (damn fool) but no it wouldnt have been nextG, he would of had cdma or earlier last time i seen him.
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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:52

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:52
Hey Lyndon can you PM me with you email address, I have some photos for you from the time we did the Murray Mouth.

Regards Richard
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 07:21

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 07:21
They are definitely illegal here in australia, there are models available though that reduce their power once they come close to a cell.
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 07:55

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 07:55
In 99% of cases there will be no point in increasing power for a GSM phone; GSM is limited to 33km full stop (a few country cells allow 66km but can only handle half the number of calls). The reason is that GSM uses time slots and at more than 33km the speed of light is too slow to meet the timing requirements, doesn't matter if you have the phone's maximum 2W or a 100W power amp.

NextG is "line of sight" so additional power will help, but only a little, if you increase the power by a factor of five do not expect to get five times the distance, if you got 25% more distance you'd be doing well.

At $400 for the amp I would be buying a top quality antenna instead.

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 17:57

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 17:57
Hi Mike
The add claims up to 200km range from a 3g tower(is that the same as nextG?) and is the claim a joke?
I have an external antenna from electric bug, i guess it's a good one?
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 18:21

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 18:21
Hi Lyndon

I think the key part of the claim here is the words "up to".

If your phone is at an elevation of (say) 2000m and you add a power amplifier then I am prepared to believe you _might_ obtain an extra 200km range. However if your phone is rather more "down to earth" (in all senses) then it doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of obtaining an additional 200km simply be adding extra power.

900MHz (NextG - I'm not sure about 3G) is, very much, a "line of sight" frequency and adding power to it will not increase its range by much - as I'm often trying to tell UHF CB people who want "super powerful radios".

A good antenna will serve you far better than high power.

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