iPhone and AT&T micro cell question

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  1. openendstraight macrumors regular

    openendstraight

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    I have terrible service in my home (not just iPhone, all cells so far), and my wife and i both have iPhones. I was looking into the AT&T micro cell, but I was told by an AT&T rep that it has to stay next to a window. My question to anyone who has one is: after it acquires a GPS location can it be moved? My router is in the master bedroom closet down stairs.

    I have searched on here and sent PM's, but still no answer.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I've never heard that it has to be near windows, and AT&T reps are notorious for being misinformed.
     
  3. SexyBeast macrumors regular

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    AT&T reps a lot of the time give you wrong information. When I inquired about a microcell I was told I had to switch to AT&T internet service. From what I understand, it works best near a window, but I've seen reviews on it where the reviewer has it underneath a desk.
     
  4. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

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    No, it doesn't have to be next to a window

    I have the microcell at home. Like you, I have terrible signal at my house. I got the microcell last week, and when setting up, the instruction said it's RECOMMENDED for the microcell to be placed near a window, because the unit needs to get GPS signal. My router is no where near a window, so I didn't place the microcell near a window at all, and it still worked just fine. I think the unit was at least 10 feet away from the window at first. Right now, it's sitting underneath my desk, and works perfectly. :D
     
  5. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Unless you live in a underground where they are no windows and lights, you are fine. Near windows? Non-sense.
     
  6. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    I had problems with my initial setup. I had to move it right next to a window in order for it to get it's initial gps lock. After that I can move it anywhere in my house.
     
  7. openendstraight thread starter macrumors regular

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