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I have a metal clad pole building and once inside the reception goes away to where I have to l go outside to get internet service. Calls sometime come thru as does text but not often. I’m in a rural area so it’s not all that great anytime. Any suggestions on getting a signal in the building?

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Cell repeater, search Amazon

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Do you have WIFI in the shop? If so, us WIFI calling. That is what I do. I get no cell reception through the metal siding. I just use WIFI calling and it does not skip a beat.


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What is WIFI calling .
What exactly, parts, are needed to make that work help up


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Re: Cell phone reception [Re: Cab_Burge] #3175947
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Originally Posted by Cab_Burge
What is WIFI calling .
What exactly, parts, are needed to make that work help up


Years ago on an older phone I used google voice, it only worked when connected to a wi-fi network. I had a private wi-fi network setup at work as well as home. Had I set up a wireless network in the car, it would have worked there as well.

As I understand it, when using a cellular network, if you've turned wi-fi on in your phone, whenever you're connected to a wi-fi network, it'll use the wi-fi network in lieu of your cellular network. If you're streaming video or music ( I don't ) it'll save you lots of data usage.

Here's a short video explaining how to turn it on.



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Re: Cell phone reception [Re: 3hundred] #3176070
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I’ll try that but there’s only cable for internet here, broadband has been looked into but not yet. If I sound dumb on this stuff it’s because I am lol.

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Originally Posted by cudaman1969
I’ll try that but there’s only cable for internet here, broadband has been looked into but not yet. If I sound dumb on this stuff it’s because I am lol.


Check with your internet provider to see if your cable modem has wifi. If not, you can add a wireless router and you'll be able to connect that way.



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Originally Posted by 3hundred
Originally Posted by Cab_Burge
What is WIFI calling .
What exactly, parts, are needed to make that work help up


Years ago on an older phone I used google voice, it only worked when connected to a wi-fi network. I had a private wi-fi network setup at work as well as home. Had I set up a wireless network in the car, it would have worked there as well.

As I understand it, when using a cellular network, if you've turned wi-fi on in your phone, whenever you're connected to a wi-fi network, it'll use the wi-fi network in lieu of your cellular network. If you're streaming video or music ( I don't ) it'll save you lots of data usage.

Here's a short video explaining how to turn it on.


I tried the wifi thing and still no bars.

Re: Cell phone reception [Re: cudaman1969] #3176215
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You don’t get bars with WIFI calling. You must have a WiFi signal and the phone enabled for WiFi calling. Then you can use the phone for calling.

In my house I get 0-1 bars. Many times not enough for it to work. I put the phone in airplane mode and just use WiFi calling. Works great. Get 0 bars in my metal sided shop.


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