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Old 09-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Digital Antenna Repeater - GSM OK but no data HELP!!!

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I have a house in a rural area. Signal strength without a repeater is null (-256 dB). Bought a Digital Antenna 4KSBR-50 60db Gain amplifier and a Yagi Antenna (900 MHz), it works like a charm for voice, but I have no data. It indicates only GSM, no GPRS nor EDGE. I can send and receive SMS, but no BB functions (email, browsing, etc.) Also, I use my BB as a tethered modem in the city, but does not work with the repeater.

Digital Antenna says it must be a problem with my carrier. My carrier says it should be a problem with my repeater.

Does anybody has experienced above with a repeater? Any sugestions?

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Check the coverage in your area, you may actually need 850 or 1800 or 1900.
In the US it is usually 850/1900 for GSM carriers (T-Mobile, att, alltel) 900 is very common for Europe. Mexico coverage is mostly 1900 (at least according to my coverage map)

What is your actual physical location? Nearest town? Are you using GSM?

If you go to telcel.com and select international visitors then national coverage, you can plug in your specific town and see if they even offer edge

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Check the coverage in your area, you may actually need 850 or 1800 or 1900.
In the US it is usually 850/1900 for GSM carriers (T-Mobile, att, alltel) 900 is very common for Europe. Mexico coverage is mostly 1900 (at least according to my coverage map)

What is your actual physical location? Nearest town? Are you using GSM?

If you go to telcel.com and select international visitors then national coverage, you can plug in your specific town and see if they even offer edge

Thank you for replying. My carrier (Telcel) is 1900. Yagi I used is one band 1900 to maximize gain. My exact location is in the state of Zacatecas, nearest towns are Guadalupe, Tetillas, Felipe Pescador. Nearest cell tower is in Tetillas (about 30 miles from my location).

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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