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phone doesn't work in my house.

impope

Oct 1, 2007, 11:32 AM
Can anyone suggest a fix? Our phones don work very well inside our house. (I have a Treo and my wife has a little LG) We live between two towers in a well populated suburb of Sacramento. Never had this problem with TMobile or Verizon, but for the last two years with Cingular I've had to use a land line while in the house. Thinking about porting back to Verizon.
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chainsaw

Oct 1, 2007, 12:00 PM
Get a nokia. If it doesn't work, port to who ever.
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impope

Oct 1, 2007, 12:22 PM
I see you have good taste in cars. I drive a 525.
I need to get a smart phone to replace my treo. Don't want to invest the money if it's not going to work.
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incognitoool

Oct 1, 2007, 12:39 PM
In actuality, I like at&t better than any of the other providers out there. But it ultimately comes down to who actually works where you need it. At my house, it just so happens that at&t is the only provider that works.

You have some options though:
1. you can get a repeater. They cost a few hundred $$, but they take the outside signal and amplify it so that you can use your phone at home. You need one that supports GSM though, and it probably has to be 850mhz. But to be safe, I'd get one that supports 850mhz and 1900mhz if you don't know what is used in your area.
2. check your sim card out. Do you have one of the older 32K ones from cingular? If so, go to an at&t store and request a new one. I've heard stories about people getting be...
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incognitoool

Oct 1, 2007, 12:46 PM
by the way, I forgot to mention. If verizon and t-mobile work equally well in your house, I would go with t-mobile. At least then it's still GSM. Not to mention, I had hell with verizon and so do a lot of people I know.
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nextel18

Oct 1, 2007, 2:38 PM
Not true. Verizon would work better than T-mobile because of the 800mhz and 1.9ghz they respectively use.
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chainsaw

Oct 1, 2007, 2:19 PM
I like the 5 series. I have an 01' M3 it is a blast but it kinda scares me because if anything goes wrong I am going to go frickin bankrupt trying to fix it. I might sell it and get an asian import. or another 3 series.

The treo never got the best service, niether did the lg. You may want to look at the blackberry or one of the htc products like the 8525 or the upcoming 8925. If you don't get the service you are expecting you have 30 days to get a full refund on the device.
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nextel18

Oct 1, 2007, 2:37 PM
impope or chainsaw . I know this is not a car forum but since you two have a BMW how is the service? I am looking to buy another car probably the m6 or the 7 series. Your thoughts?
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chainsaw

Oct 1, 2007, 2:43 PM
Well, if you're talking customer service it depends on the dealer from what I have heard. I haven't purchased one brand new, but have taken mine there before for a couple repairs and was impressed. I have also heard some nightmarish stories about customer service as well from other bmw dealers in other parts of the nation. The cars themselves are great and the nice thing is all your maintenance is free for the first 4 years. The m6 is very very fast and a much different car than the 7 series. The 7 series is a more comfortable ride but not nearly as sporty! If you buy the m, get ready to buy some tires.
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nextel18

Oct 1, 2007, 2:50 PM
Yea, the differentiator that they have against other companies I am looking at like the Range and Benz is of that maintenance program. I know they both differ but I like both. (as well as other cars like the Range and a few Benzes.) Too many choices cannot make up my mind.
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chainsaw

Oct 1, 2007, 3:32 PM
I'd stay bmw, mercedes have too many problems. I read that people in europe actually rate benz and VW the worst cars on the market. Toyota was #1 porsche #8 and BMW around #20. This was out of around 60 manufacturers.

But the mercedes sure are sexy!
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nextel18

Oct 1, 2007, 3:40 PM
I know but it is tough. Under benz this is what I like; S600, S550, CLS 550 and CLS63. Under BMW I like the 7 series and M6. Under Range Rover I like both the Sport and the regular one. I currently have 2. Altima 07 and Lexus LS460. I would get the Rover but I do not like Ford. They are going to sell Range but we shall see.
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impope

Oct 2, 2007, 1:41 AM
I have the 100k service plan on my 04 525. They have paid for everything from new brakes to windshield wipers. The new 5 series are real nice. They come with that new i drive system etc. Best car I've ever owned.
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nextel18

Oct 2, 2007, 10:36 AM
Nice. What options did you get with your bmw?
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impope

Oct 2, 2007, 11:33 AM
Pretty standard. Bluetooth phone, memory seats, moon roof, leather...didn't get the sport package or heated seats.
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nextel18

Oct 2, 2007, 11:54 AM
That is cool. I always like getting the goodies as it is always fun. What is the reason why you went to BMW instead of any other company? (Do not say the maintenance package)
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impope

Oct 3, 2007, 12:47 AM
The engine. No timing belt.
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nextel18

Oct 3, 2007, 8:12 AM
Ok take away the engine. What else.
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nextel18

Oct 1, 2007, 2:42 PM
If you want a good quality voice service then go to Verizon. Perhaps see if there is some kind of device that boost signal. T-mobile has this UMA product and Sprint has Airave the but not sure of the other ones out there.
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WM6user

Oct 2, 2007, 6:04 PM
The same thing happened to me with T-Mobile. I left it for Sprint because T-Mobile doesn't work in my house, while Sprint does. I also have an at&t phone {a v551, which I'm changing soon}.
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nextel18

Oct 2, 2007, 6:35 PM
You have to do what is best for you. With T-mobile’s new UMA device and Sprint’s new Airwave allows indoor coverage to be better. Perhaps AT&T and Verizon will come out with something.
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