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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cell Phone Signal Booster

Speaking of indoor signals, it's not to say that Smart's service is perfect. I still get a few deadspots indoors. That's why I'm thinking of getting a cell phone signal booster to improve my cell phone signal. I always use my mobile as a modem to browse the Internet and I don't browse the Internet unless I'm getting a 3G signal from Smart. Smart's GSM signal is okay but 3G signals are a bit harder to come by especially indoors.

The problem is that most of the cell phone booster that I see on eBay Philippines only supports GSM signals, not 3G. There are HSDPA/3G signal boosters that I've seen on the Internet but their prices are a bit steep, ranging from $100-$200. So, should I invest on a signal booster or wait for Smart to roll out their HSDPA services? I've already seen some ads for their HSDPA Smart Broadband services so that probably means they're improving their signal quality by adding more cell phone towers. I'll probably wait for Smart. I don't want to spend a $100 for something that would probably gather dust in our attic in a year or two's time.