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I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
my house).
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In <bzKrd.111082$6w6.42909@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
20:04:23 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:

>I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
>the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
> neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
>option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
>phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
>my house).

No. Your only real options are: (1) external antenna and cable; (2) expensive
active repeater; or (3) switch to a carrier with better signal.

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> In <bzKrd.111082$6w6.42909@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
> 20:04:23 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:
>
> >I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
> >the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
> > neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
> >option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
> >phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
> >my house).
>
> No. Your only real options are: (1) external antenna and cable; (2)
expensive
> active repeater; or (3) switch to a carrier with better signal.
>
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> Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
> John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>

Another option- hope that Cingular will place another antenna nearby. It
happened to me. I had almost no service at home (only worked in one spot in
one room upstairs). A new antenna went up nearby, and now I get 5 bars
everywhere.
 
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John Navas wrote:
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> In <bzKrd.111082$6w6.42909@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
> 20:04:23 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:
>
>
>>I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
>>the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
>> neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
>>option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
>>phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
>>my house).
>
>
> No. Your only real options are: (1) external antenna and cable; (2) expensive
> active repeater; or (3) switch to a carrier with better signal.
>

John, where would one find '(1) external antenna and cable'? I have not
found anything like that.

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Just curious, is the 6340i on a GAIT plan where you can pick up analog?

Davenandee wrote:
> I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
> the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
> neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
> option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
> phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
> my house).
 
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In <2oLrd.89124$8G4.72608@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
21:00:46 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:

>John Navas wrote:
>>
>> In <bzKrd.111082$6w6.42909@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
>> 20:04:23 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:
>>
>>>I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
>>>the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
>>> neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
>>>option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
>>>phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
>>>my house).
>>
>> No. Your only real options are: (1) external antenna and cable; (2) expensive
>> active repeater; or (3) switch to a carrier with better signal.
>
>John, where would one find '(1) external antenna and cable'? I have not
>found anything like that.

* Andrew Corporation
<http://www.antenna.com/

* CellAntenna Corporation
<http://www.cellantenna.com/

* Wilson Electronics
<http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/

You need the correct type for your phone.

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In <319f5uF38jvn0U1@individual.net> on Thu, 2 Dec 2004 16:18:53 -0500, "Alan"
<alan@erols.com> wrote:

>"John Navas" <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
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>> In <bzKrd.111082$6w6.42909@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
>> 20:04:23 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:
>>
>> >I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165 and
>> >the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the time,
>> > neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not an
>> >option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
>> >phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
>> >my house).
>>
>> No. Your only real options are: (1) external antenna and cable; (2) expensive
>> active repeater; or (3) switch to a carrier with better signal.

>Another option- hope that Cingular will place another antenna nearby. It
>happened to me. I had almost no service at home (only worked in one spot in
>one room upstairs). A new antenna went up nearby, and now I get 5 bars
>everywhere.

FYI, if that happened recently, it was more likely due to the new free roaming
on ATTWS.

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"John Navas" <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
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> In <319f5uF38jvn0U1@individual.net> on Thu, 2 Dec 2004 16:18:53 -0500,
"Alan"
> <alan@erols.com> wrote:
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> >"John Navas" <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
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> >>
> >> In <bzKrd.111082$6w6.42909@tornado.tampabay.rr.com> on Thu, 02 Dec 2004
> >> 20:04:23 GMT, Davenandee <superj@wt.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> >I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165
and
> >> >the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the
time,
> >> > neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is not
an
> >> >option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if Cingular has a
> >> >phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more effectively. (Work in
> >> >my house).
> >>
> >> No. Your only real options are: (1) external antenna and cable; (2)
expensive
> >> active repeater; or (3) switch to a carrier with better signal.
>
> >Another option- hope that Cingular will place another antenna nearby. It
> >happened to me. I had almost no service at home (only worked in one spot
in
> >one room upstairs). A new antenna went up nearby, and now I get 5 bars
> >everywhere.
>
> FYI, if that happened recently, it was more likely due to the new free
roaming
> on ATTWS.


It was about a year ago, maybe more. I know where the tower went up, but I
was pleasantly surprised that it was Cingular.


>
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> Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
> John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
 
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I don't know. When I look at 'My Plan' there is little to no
information. It is an old plan that isn't offered any longer.
Is there a way to 'force' my phone to analog?



J Haggerty wrote:
> Just curious, is the 6340i on a GAIT plan where you can pick up analog?
>
> Davenandee wrote:
>
>> I am on Cingular in Florida. I have 2 phones the older is Nokia 5165
>> and the newer is Nokia 6340i. Although they both work well most of the
>> time, neither works well in my house. As I own the house, moving is
>> not an option. My contract expires soon and I was wondering if
>> Cingular has a phone that would 'push and pull' the signal more
>> effectively. (Work in my house).

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