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Offline noggyn

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Boosting phone signal and data in rural spain
« on: 14 April 2017, 21:44:57 »
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HI
We have a cave house inland of alicante and Murcia in Spain.
If we stand on the roof of the cave we can get 2 bars both on iphone and samsung but not enough to access internet data, or have a reasonable call.
We would like to have voice and internet inside the house and also outside as this is where we spend most time.
I presume this requires a directional aerial cabled down into the cave labyrinth with a booster inside to provide linkage then a spliter to put another aerial outside.

Questions:
Can I buy the bits of kit required independently?
what do I need?
Will it work?(before spending hard earned cash)

Thanks in anticipation

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Re: Boosting phone signal and data in rural spain
« Reply #1 on: 15 April 2017, 12:14:20 »
Hi and welcome to the forum   :)
No this wont work reliably if at all, two bar signal strength is no real indicator of actual signal quality could be much less  , do you not have a  ISP that can provide you with phone and broadband ? where you are
if no the the answer is to find a satellite provider for broadband and phone if required not particularly cheap  but speeds are good.
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Re: Boosting phone signal and data in rural spain
« Reply #2 on: 15 April 2017, 18:00:01 »
@ Den and OP

what about a 3G signal booster?
https://www.myamplifiers.com/3g-booster/

but used on their network tier?
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Re: Boosting phone signal and data in rural spain
« Reply #3 on: 15 April 2017, 19:12:54 »
It might work depends on how strong the signal is to start with, need to remember though amplify the signal you also increase all the other rubbish being carried at that frequency.
My advice to the OP if he goes down that route is to keep the installation away from sources of electrical noise.     
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