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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Mon 02-Sep-13 15:18:59
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does the phone signal booster box help with mobile broadband


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My friend lives in middle of nowhere, he does get adsl broadband and a few megabytes so not too slow but his parents refuse to let him use it often due to caps.

He was thinking of getting a One Plan sim as he has a 3 phone and just tethering it so he can go on youtube and play online games and get game updates.

But since he only gets 2G in his area how exactly would the box help?
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-Sep-13 15:43:06
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Re: does the phone signal booster box help with mobile broad


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I believe the box gives him 3G but it has to connect to a broadband line?

So he would get 3G at whatever speed his home line is.

The box can send out a signal for up to 15 metres and on average, it's likely to use around half a gigabyte of your Home Broadband allowance per month, depending on your usage. An hour talking on the phone uses around 37MB of data.

To use the Home Signal box, you need:

a 3G Three phone and SIM
the Home Signal box, Ethernet cable and power cable
a fixed line Home Broadband connection and router with a spare Ethernet port
a spare mains plug socket.

Edited by pcoventry76 (Mon 02-Sep-13 15:44:59)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 02-Sep-13 16:49:04
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Re: does the phone signal booster box help with mobile broad


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If the caps on the fixed broadband connection are a problem, then as the booster box uses the broadband connection it would still cause the problem.

Solution is to bite the bullet and pay the extra for an unlimited connection. Even if in contract providers will let you upgrade usually.

The presumption is that they are thinking of getting the http://support.three.co.uk/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBISAPI.DLL...

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-Sep-13 17:54:19
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Also might be worth saying for what he wants it for the one plan is not going to be a decent option as he can't use it for the AYCE data as he is on 2G and the home booster would just use his capped connection anyway - As Andrew says he would be better off to just up the broadband to unlimited and use that if his parents agree.
Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Mon 02-Sep-13 21:07:54
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I thought that would be the case thanks, the reason he doesnt just upgrade is his parents have refused to let him even though he offered to pay the full costs.
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