Originally Posted by christophen16
I was wondering is there any way of getting signal on my blackberry other than through the wirless network. I had an idea that there might be a device that you plug into your phone line at used the telephone lines as signal catchers and you have a attena that subits the signal.
Just a thought as i am a bit annoyed that i cant get signal on T Mobile where i live!!
Anyone seen a device like that or knows how to make one mabye?
This is exacly why I switched to Cingular. Check into which carriers have the best coverage where you live. This is also why everyone recommends purchasing based on carrier coverage and not on device offerings or service pricing. Nothing really matters if you don't get a signal where you need it.
That said, TMO is supposedly working on a device to provide WiFi based coverage over a broadband connection but you'll need a new device designed to use this technology when GSM/GPRS/EDGE isn't available.
A repeater is an option if you have good reception outdoors but poor reception indoors. However, the cheap repeaters start at $300+. Might as well pay the ETF, IMO.