Reach Antenna?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oscsjc, May 18, 2015.

  1. oscsjc macrumors member

    oscsjc

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    Saw a display in a Best Buy for a "Reach Antenna" for iPhone 6 and 6+. I have real bad reception in my office. Has anyone tried this out? I'm skeptical.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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  3. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    2nd.

    Even if you can pick up a cell signal from Mars, your building is blocking your phone's signal back to the tower. That's why phones get hot in bad reception areas...constantly trying to transmit at max power. My office has a repeater network. It would have been much cheaper to issue a little antenna to everyone who asked.
     
  4. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    If this thing worked, I agree that it would only work in an open air environment. Its allot like the misunderstandings of how WiFi extenders work. While WiFi extenders don't boost your signal, they relay a signal further, this thing claims the opposite. This antenna is attached to the back of your phone, so it is in no way relaying signal to your phone. It is said to be a booster, but if the signal is so poor because you're indoors, how exactly does it get better signal than your phone to begin with?
     
  5. oscsjc thread starter macrumors member

    oscsjc

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    Thought so. Thanks, I'll steer clear.
     
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    They sell amplifiers for personal/work use that you can buy, but that involved mounting an antenna in a window or on the roof, running cable to an amplifier, then having an antenna inside. Those stick on or non-powered antenna boosters are all false claims.
     
  7. tluker42010 macrumors newbie

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    I know this is a old thread not going to check back on replies so don't bother, I bought one and had it on for about a year, I have not seen a difference not worth it.
     
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    You could have saved money if you just read this thread before wasting your money.
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Really helpful reply. I'll bet he didn't know that before you posted. He's lucky to have you. :rolleyes:
     

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