No Coverage In Metal Building At Work

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No Coverage In Metal Building At Work

I have the IPhone4.  Outside I get 4 to 5 bars and 3g.  When I walk inside I lose all service and 1 bar and 3g will periodically come for a few minutes.  This makes it impossible to use any of the functions of my IPhone that I want to use such as streaming ESPN radio, Netflix, Slingbox, or other apps because they crash almost immediately.

 

Does anyone have a solution to this?  Maybe something I can buy to give myself a signal and 3g service?

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Scholar

Re: No Coverage In Metal Building At Work

you honestly, think a giant metal building isnt going to degrade service at all? lol. solution: WIFI at work. 

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wifi or microcell, wifi will be the best option.
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Expert

Re: No Coverage In Metal Building At Work

does anyone that hs a cellphone get good 2G signal inside the building?
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wilcre wrote:
does anyone that hs a cellphone get good 2G signal inside the building?


Not unless he happens to be standing at a window with full view of the cell tower.

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Expert

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well then that would mean that there is nothing that could be done that wont cost someone money, this is the design flaw of the building unfortunately.
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OKAY.  Our church has a large multi-purpose metal building behind the main church building.  I installed a wireless router (ethernet connection to U-Verse Gateway in main church office).  All is great for WiFi DATA but, of course, the cell coverage is only 1 and sometimes, 2 bars.

 

I installed the AT&T Microcell by first initializing it in the church office where 4 bar LTE service is available.  The GPS was also available, I gave it a few cell phone numbers to allow access. And it finished installing in about 30 minutes- I got the text msg indicating it had finished.  I moved the microcell into the metal building and connected it to the wireless router which has an ethernet connection to the U-Verse Gateway.  WiFi is still great but the cell phone coverage does not appear to be improved.  Only about 20 feet from the microcell.  I expected to see the microcell access name but I do not, even after re-booting the phone.  Does there need to be a GPS signal after the initialization?  Should I purchase an antenna for the microcell?  Not sure where I could place the end point of the antennae.

 

 

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