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ACURA2015

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 1, 2015
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Miami, Florida
Hello,

Does anyone know of a brand or company that sells any type of antenna booster signal for the iPhone? And do they even work?


Thanks,
 

crouch

macrumors regular
Jan 4, 2012
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Ooooh I'd love to know this too. We live in Washington DC, and currently have an 11 Pro and 11 on AT&T, and the cell coverage in our house is absolutely terrible: no data/cell connections often, going to about 1.5 Mbps down when we're lucky. My XS last year did the same thing, and I even had the thing replaced at one point (so we know it's not the individual phones). In other areas of DC the connection is wonderful. It's just our particular house/neighborhood that's awful.
 

ilikewhey

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May 14, 2014
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Ooooh I'd love to know this too. We live in Washington DC, and currently have an 11 Pro and 11 on AT&T, and the cell coverage in our house is absolutely terrible: no data/cell connections often, going to about 1.5 Mbps down when we're lucky. My XS last year did the same thing, and I even had the thing replaced at one point (so we know it's not the individual phones). In other areas of DC the connection is wonderful. It's just our particular house/neighborhood that's awful.
were you better off signal wise on your iphone 6 or 7?
 

crouch

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Jan 4, 2012
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were you better off signal wise on your iphone 6 or 7?
I had a Qualcomm-based 8+ before my XS that spoiled me. There's been a ton of debate about whether the Qualcomm-based phones truly had better reception (was it the modem? Or a better antenna?) but the XS and 11 Pro and 11 have been a step back reception-wise, at least in our area of DC. That said, in other parts of the city, the newer phones absolutely fly.
 

ilikewhey

macrumors 68020
May 14, 2014
2,115
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I had a Qualcomm-based 8+ before my XS that spoiled me. There's been a ton of debate about whether the Qualcomm-based phones truly had better reception (was it the modem? Or a better antenna?) but the XS and 11 Pro and 11 have been a step back reception-wise, at least in our area of DC. That said, in other parts of the city, the newer phones absolutely fly.
its both, the iphone 8 and 8+ antenna design is considered the gold standard among iphones, that and the qualcomm chip also helped. there are many reviews out there stating the qcomm iphone x is more reliable and faster than the intel iphone x
 

Woody1073

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Oct 14, 2019
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I’m coming from a galaxy note 9 to the iPhone 11 Pro Max and unfortunately for me signal/reception is poor in comparison for example I often use hotspot and connected to my phone I usually have nowtv (sky for those don’t know about nowtv) and I also have a laptop connected and when my two daughters visit me their iPads are also connected to my phone, with the galaxy note 9 everything ran smoothly they could watch hd videos on YouTube and I’d be watching a film on sky and it was like everything was connected to broadband, with the iPhone 11 Pro Max I can have everything connected as before except for nowtv otherwise everything runs slowly, I’ve done the usual reset network, turn iPhone off then on and a couple of other things I’ve read but it seems Samsung could teach Apple a thing or two about aerials but apart from that the max is excellent but I really need that excellent signal/reception that I’ve been used to in the past.
 

ZipZap

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Dec 14, 2007
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There is no such device per se. At home, turn on WIFI calling. ATT also has a device that will do the same thing as WIFI Calling.
 
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