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Message No. 7905, Started by juank on 09/20/01
Hi,
I have been struggling to find a true scientific explanantion on how those so-called "Cell phone antenna boosters" work or something to disprove them.  This started as just a curious inquiry, but the tremendous marketing of these "stickers" that you put on the back of your cell phone, along with the lack of information regarding this "technology" have piqued my interest.  I specifically interested in any explanations regarding the stickers that claim to "boost" your cell phone antenna reception.  It is mystifying to me a EE how something without any electrical contact to the antenna nor a power source could do such a thing.  I have received some vague explanations from my EE collegues refering to something called "Sympathetic coupling" as a possible explanation, but I have yet to find anything concrete.  I suspect the product is based on some theory, but so far nobody has been able to pin point its source.  Thanks in advance for any leads.
Juank
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No. 22461, Posted by samuelferreira on 07/23/15, 11:02 PST.
With the fast-paced advancement in mobile phones, mobile phone booster is a...
No. 21969, Posted by boosterplaza on 03/25/13, 06:52 PST.
How can you start research with a "something to disprove" hypothesis?  ...
No. 21912, Posted by pfeinstein on 11/17/12, 13:01 PST.
I know another good store who sell the cell phone signal booster online. It...
No. 21703, Posted by Anastasia_mec12 on 01/10/12, 23:18 PST.
Hello Mr. Nathan Deane, Even i am also facing the same issue to proceed fu...
No. 21686, Posted by 441204 on 01/05/12, 22:37 PST.
i had problems with signals actually. i saw some ads in the internet (milli...
No. 21060, Posted by jeremymcnelson on 03/29/10, 09:24 PST.
I can tell you this for sure that the repater systems and cell phone booste...
No. 21011, Posted by samsolong on 02/19/10, 10:21 PST.
I seen these Generation X antenna boosters at http://www.cell-phone-antenna...
No. 20962, Posted by colwell on 01/19/10, 22:54 PST.
Contact UnwiredSignal.com directly to inquire about Cell Phone Signal Boost...
No. 20359, Posted by earthskater on 02/23/09, 12:52 PST.
Many years ago I actually bought a device advertised on TV to improve ...
No. 19360, Posted by twirly on 12/10/07, 08:25 PST.
Hi =)Ok. So I did a little bit of research about how a sticker is able to a...
No. 19357, Posted by thomasz on 12/07/07, 14:35 PST.
I've worked in Army commo shops for several years now, and just wanted to l...
No. 17593, Posted by Armyguy on 05/05/06, 11:00 PST.
By using Sympathetic coupling, one can increase the signal to noise ratio.&...
No. 17322, Posted by dreamescapes2 on 02/22/06, 11:37 PST.
Not sure how the stickers work, but frankly THEY JUST DON'T!...
No. 17313, Posted by shoot21 on 02/17/06, 22:24 PST.
That thing is a listening and tracking device sent out to the public by the...
No. 16098, Posted by undertheeyes on 05/14/05, 22:42 PST.
I have switched from my POTS (Plain old telephone system) to using just cel...
No. 13257, Posted by jmule on 02/18/04, 17:38 PST.
JGTIV: I happened to search for this, and i came across your heated debate ...
No. 12281, Posted by jgtiv on 10/03/03, 15:14 PST.
I really would have preferred to see attributions as to who said what. as y...
No. 11999, Posted by rorschach on 08/29/03, 07:52 PST.
oh ya, here's a link for anybody who wants to be able to read all the messa...
No. 11998, Posted by jetpeach on 08/29/03, 06:03 PST.
Hey Juank, I was wondering if you found the unlocking codes for your cell p...
No. 11996, Posted by jetpeach on 08/29/03, 05:50 PST.
I have been following this thread for a long time. The "boosters" are now ...
No. 11497, Posted by rjonesfl on 06/25/03, 15:54 PST.
the sad fact is that if it were possible to improve reception that easily, ...
No. 11496, Posted by rorschach on 06/25/03, 05:27 PST.
I've read some posts in here. Whether or not these things really work, I fr...
No. 11495, Posted by hunterr83 on 06/24/03, 23:43 PST.
Interesting what you are saying about your t-mobile device. You should hav...
No. 10133, Posted by mringer on 12/04/02, 08:21 PST.
Man, did I really type in "I'll do anything for you?" LOL. It's late. I ...
No. 10130, Posted by smirk on 12/04/02, 04:21 PST.
Thanks for the reply Juan, I'll give your suggestions a try. I'm doing it ...
No. 10129, Posted by smirk on 12/04/02, 04:18 PST.
Smirk, Thanks for posting. This thread cooled off for a while. My ques...
No. 10124, Posted by juank on 12/03/02, 13:08 PST.
Well, I am a verizon customer and Verison is not the answer. My ATT phone ...
No. 10116, Posted by mringer on 12/02/02, 20:23 PST.
Hey Juan, I just posted a message about reusing an old booster sticker w...
No. 10115, Posted by smirk on 12/02/02, 16:43 PST.
Hi Art, I think I might be able to add some anecdotal evidence to what y...
No. 10114, Posted by smirk on 12/02/02, 16:40 PST.
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