Cel Phone Antennas

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Post by bob » 12/10/01, 11:17 am

Have you seen those cel phone antenna boosters? They're a 1 x 2 inch adhesive backed piece of copper or brass foil designed to look somewhat like a circuit board. You stick them to the back of your cel phone under the battery. They're supposed to increase your range and allow you to use the phone in places where the signal won't be strong--e.g., elevators, tunnels, etc. There's a picture of it here:

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/asseenontv/ ... nanbo.html

Now what am I missing here? Why can't I just tape a piece of 2 x 1 aluminum foil to the back of my phone and get the same effect? Is there something about antenna technology I don't understand?

Also Look here:

http://www.iworld.mb.ca/internal_antenna.html

http://www.havetohaveitstore.com/



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Post by JohnT » 12/10/01, 12:40 pm

Here's one that's as cheap as a roll of aluminum foil.... ( Quote) FREE S/H on this item. You have seen em on TV for $19.95+$9.95 S/H. Well here is the same item at $4.00 each & NO S/H! Better act quickly as our stock is going fast with the Holidays coming up.
Enhance your cellular phone's signal and reduce static with this easy to install Internal Antenna. Works on analog, digital and tri-band phones. This Internal Antenna fits all cell phones except the Nextel 500 and 800 series.
How does it work?
The Internal Antenna is a passive device designed to capture stray radiation within the phone and re-radiate the signal to improve the phone's performance. This antenna is easy to install. Just slip it underneath the phone's battery, and enjoy clear, enhanced, static-free reception. If you have any questions about this antenna, chat live with a product specialist.
Oh yes do they work? You bet that's how I got involved. I live in an area not kind to cell phone signal. I purchased one for $30.00 & was happy to pay it as t worked! I then cams across a maker of the item & vowed to make a better deal for all! You can even resell them for extra $$ http://www.sell.com/281H

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Post by bob » 12/10/01, 1:51 pm

Still not as cheap as my scrap of aluminium foil.

The question is, I suppose, do these work at all?

(By the way, I got your link to work br separating it from the periods preceeding it)

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Post by JohnT » 12/10/01, 5:56 pm

Hey, 4 bucks, no S&H <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif">

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Post by RedRage » 12/10/01, 8:59 pm

I heard it 5th person (from my friends dogs, brothers, owner etc)... I havne't tried it myself.

all those things are worth are the metal their made with.

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