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Duramax08
To The Moon
Premium
join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX

"5 gallon paint bucket"?

Holy shit, thats quite large to have on the side of your house or roof.


UHF
All static, all day, Forever
Premium,MVM
join:2002-05-24

Re: "5 gallon paint bucket"?

I was going to say the same thing!

rebus9

join:2002-03-26
Tampa Bay
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Bright House Net..
reply to Duramax08
said by Duramax08:

Holy s**t, thats quite large to have on the side of your house or roof.

It's where you can stash all the dollars you'll need for paying those huge overage bills.

tom thomas

join:2010-11-04
reply to Duramax08
said by Duramax08:

Holy shit, thats quite large to have on the side of your house or roof.

i wonder if it actually an advertising/marketing gimmick.

people will see these giant paint bucket and wonder what they are.

DonLibes
Premium,ExMod 2001
join:2003-01-19
reply to UHF
That's not a real issue. After all, AC and heat pumps are much bigger and uglier and no one blinks an eye at having them nestled right up to a house.


Duramax08
To The Moon
Premium
join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
But those are on the ground. This thing is most likely be raised up in the air.

DonLibes
Premium,ExMod 2001
join:2003-01-19
In the air? You mean like a dish? For a time, dishes were considered so ugly and offensive that many communities banned them altogether (or tried anyhow) but most people came round, gave in, and now view them almost as a proud scar, kind of a badge of honor - and the bigger the better. Before that, TV antennas went through the same thing.

A 5-gallon can seems no worse.


Duramax08
To The Moon
Premium
join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
A dish isnt even near 5 gallons though. Theyre nice and slim. This thing is suppose to be a 5 gallon bucket but hey, if you dont have access to anything else, you would put anything on your roof for some fast, capped and expensive service.


celluser

@verizon.net
reply to Duramax08
NO THANKS VERIZON and you need to make the prices competitive as well!


celluser

@verizon.net
reply to Duramax08
you would think with todays modern technologies... they could develop and antenna that is MUCH smaller.... I've seen sat antennas for many purposes, wireless modules, etc. that have a much smaller profile... why on earth do they need an antenna anywhere near this size for this application? They don't get the cell signal from the MOON!


Duramax08
To The Moon
Premium
join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
Unless these antennas are going to act like repeaters? Just throwing the idea out there.

travelguy

join:1999-09-03
Santa Fe, NM
reply to celluser
said by celluser :

why on earth do they need an antenna anywhere near this size for this application? They don't get the cell signal from the MOON!

It's not just distance, it's also signal strength. Cell phones are intentionally low power so they can reuse frequencies in adjacent cells. Crank the power up and you reduce the capacity of the system. Since this system piggybacks on the existing cell towers, they can't change anything. The larger antenna allows for less error correction and it's directional, so it only uses the tower its aimed at.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
Makes sense to have an outside directional antenna, if this thing is supposed to provide internet for a whole house, and many users may be on the outskirts. If I was stuck with dial-up this wouldn't be an issue for me, the caps however would be.


VZWdirect

@zoominternet.net
reply to celluser
For the fastest internet out there thats pretty fair...and 5 gallon paint bucket?? its only 10" high its not big at all...u idiots need to get your info straight before you start talking...btw this is coming from a verizon employee, i have about 10 pages of info in this...so maybe re look up your stuff there...