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jferris33
Comcast Extreme TG862G Gateway

join:2003-04-09
Lusby, MD
reply to jamiem

Re: No 4G Yet :(

I had a similar problem when I got my Jetpack from Millenicom - no 4G signal at my house. I took the Jetpack and my laptop in my car and drove towards the nearest cell phone tower and about 1/2 mile from my house I was able to pick up a 4G signal.

My suggestion is to locate the nearest cell phone tower to your house and then to drive to it and see if you can pick up a 4G signal. By doing that you will be able to establish if you are actually within a 4G signal footprint.

If you are then it is time to start looking at antennas and perhaps a booster as well. You can start off with one of the antennas that Max Signal or the 3G store recommends and make sure that you can return it if it doesn't work out. If the antenna by itself doesn't do the job then you might also need to invest in a signal booster (amplifier). Make sure that any antenna and/or booster that you buy works with the frequency used by your provider (Verizon) for 4G. I believe that is 700 MHZ in most cases.

Also make sure to get the proper antenna adapter for your Jetpack - the antenna by itself will not connect to your Jetpack, it requires an adapter with the proper plug for the device your are using.

cbobby

join:2009-06-14
New Windsor, MD
said by jferris33:

I had a similar problem when I got my Jetpack from Millenicom - no 4G signal at my house. I took the Jetpack and my laptop in my car and drove towards the nearest cell phone tower and about 1/2 mile from my house I was able to pick up a 4G signal.

When VZ lit up LTE in my area, after going thru many months of low Sprint Speeds, I jumped on the Millen Jetpack. My experience was similar to yours...but even worse...much less than a 1.4 mile I had 3G, a 1/2 a mile I had full 4G. At my house...no signal.

(Millen product return was seamless, as I kept the Unlimited Sprint service)

Isn't the VZ LTE signal less robust...in terms of penetrating trees, and filling in along a less than totally flat terrain?

Someone posted here (Max?) that VZ was planning on going up to a 1900 signal from the current 800(?) because of this problem.

Feel free Corrrect an details ablt the signal that I got wrong.

(PS I'm still on Sprint...as they upgraded many towers in my area)


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4
Verizon LTE is 700 MHz, it has much less propagation/penetration issues than Sprint at 1900 MHz
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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1
reply to cbobby
I think you have that backwards on the signal to penetration.. I've always understood that the lower the number, the better the penetration.. meaning 800 will do better than 1900.. I'm having issues with 3g on verizon in my area because of the frequency used.. But in theory 4g would be fine... ATT has both voice and lte/hspa+ on 800 and 700 signals, so technically they have the show here in Dickson, TN