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3 Messages

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 10:38 PM

ATT Cell Booster up and running

Was longtime MicroCell user and finally broke down and ordered CellBooster. Used WIFI calling mostly but still my phones battery was being drained while it constantly switched towers looking for strongest cell sig unless I switched to Airplane mode.

Most sigs were in the -115+ range and now appear to be getting constant -65 range. Best part is as best as I can tell using Network Cell Info I'm not constantly jumping from tower to tower tho that could just be a byproduct of the CellBooster.

Anyways since you can't DM anyone here, just wanted to take a sec and thank OttoPylot for the manual and all the time he has put into this issue. Job well done sir and many thanks!


ACE - Expert


20.6K Messages

4 months ago

You are very welcome. But do keep in mind that the local towers have nothing to do with the Cell Booster other than periodic maintenance and location verification.

WiFi-C is still preferred in most cases. The only time I use the Cell Booster now is to reconnect for any updates and to keep my CB account active. Other than that, it sits in the closet for most of the time and we use WiFi-C exclusively.

I don't see any appreciable battery drain on our phones and we leave WiFi-C and WiFi enabled all of the time and use LTE because 5G is just not reliable in our area.

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