Mobile phone external antenna

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FTX03
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Mobile phone external antenna

Post by FTX03 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:58 pm

I will be driving back and fourth to Roma (about 200klms out side of roma) quite a bit from next week. Should I look at getting a phone antenna on my ute for the trip? I will away 28days at a time and wasn't to sure what I should do re this. I have an iPhone 4S to work with. What are my options to try and get a bit better service as far as phone calls and texts go? I will be using Telstra network as that's my only option...

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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by TMBAscan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:34 am

Telstra is your best bet out that way anyway. Reception is quite good between Toowoomba and Miles. There are a couple of dead spots, but nothing major. Between Miles and Roma there are a few more, especially Toowoomba side of Walumbilla. We have guys travelling to Roma a couple of times a week. They are just using their standard phone, no antenna.

It depends which way you are going 200km's from Roma :) As for suggestions on external antennas, I am sure there are people on here more qualified than I :)

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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by Newy1234 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:44 am

Plenty of antennas on ebay. Just make sure they are for the 850Mhz range, that is what Telstra nextg network is on.

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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by SteveO » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:40 pm

The RFI CD2195 is apparently quite good.
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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by FTX03 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:44 pm

TMBAscan wrote:Telstra is your best bet out that way anyway. Reception is quite good between Toowoomba and Miles. There are a couple of dead spots, but nothing major. Between Miles and Roma there are a few more, especially Toowoomba side of Walumbilla. We have guys travelling to Roma a couple of times a week. They are just using their standard phone, no antenna.

It depends which way you are going 200km's from Roma :) As for suggestions on external antennas, I am sure there are people on here more qualified than I :)
Where my camp is on the north ish east side of Roma in woleebee. and to correct my self from the earlier post its about 100klms

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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by jaskel » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:21 pm

how would u connect to the phone tho?? I wouldnt mind running one on mine.
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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by Phil » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:46 am

you would have to purchase a passive cradle then you can connect both the power and antenna to it the cradles range in prices
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Re: Mobile phone external antenna

Post by FTX03 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:16 am

Or I your phone as the connection point a patch lead. Most smart phone would need the cradle Phil mentioned though.

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