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Jjj
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Boost BT mobile at home?

I've just switched to BT mobile as the price is good no the coverage checker indicated that reception was excellent for 2 and 3G. Unfortunately at home the signal is poor, generally 1 bar of signal and calls dropping out before being connected. I switched from Vodafone because the signal was similarly bad and I objected to spending £100 on their sure signal box just to get a decent signal in the house. Are there any suggestions on improving/boosting the mobile reception in the house?
Phone is a iphone4.
Hope someone can help.
Cheers
Jjj
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andy79uk
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Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

Hi Jjj, I have the same problem - luck if I get a 1 bar signal. It's a massive shame as the BT Mobile offer is superb. Seeing as BT Mobile piggy-backs of the EE network, would one of the EE signal boosters work? I'm not sure, so anyone got any ideas?

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imjolly
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Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

this was raised before  https://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Mobile/EE-signal-box/td-p/1493712



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Jjj
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Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

We have a partial success to my initial enquiry but the EE website states that they don't sell them anymore.
I assume that BT don't offer anything so what can I do?
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imjolly
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Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

One of the posters on the link suggested buy from auction but risk EE not activating

BT don't have anything


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Jjj
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Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

Thanks all.

Do any BT employees etc. read these posts? Do they have an official view on this?
By moving from Vodafone to BT I may have saved a bit of money but with no improvement to signal.
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Emrsw01
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Message 7 of 11

Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

Hi,
Ive just moved from 02 giff gaff to BT and even though the signal is lower the service is so much better. Voice call in particular are excellent where as before they were of poor quality with a much better signal level.
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souster
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Message 8 of 11

Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

I need to have some sort of boost at home for my mobile signal which is poor.

Unfortunately, I have no phone line at home, so no broadband or internet hub. I have to run my computer internet thro' my mobile hotspot so I need a decent mobile signal.

 

Any suggestions? 

Can anyone help?

 

I think BT are implying that I must upgrade to "Business" to get a boost!

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

"boosters" or femtocells   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femtocell rely on a broadband connection for the backhaul connection, so would be no use in your case.

I cannot see how a business account would make any difference.

 

BT do not supply femtocells at the moment anyway.

 

You may find a mobile broadband service only service from anothe provider may help. I have a Three Mobile MiFi unit (PAYG) which I use on holiday, as they seem to have good mobile BB coverage. Check the coverage maps for your area.

 

It can however be expensive for mobile broadband, so its usually cheaper to get a phone line and broadband installed.

 

 

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Seamaster
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Message 10 of 11

Re: Boost BT mobile at home?

Wifi calling is coming soon.

 

Won't help you with an iPhone 4, however, too old to be supported.

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