Dealing With Dead Zones in the Home

Dealing With Dead Zones in the Home

Gregory Han
Dec 11, 2009

Rebecca over at Apartment Therapy Los Angeles offers a few tips for those of us who find themselves moving to a new home and discovering their new abode is a telecommunications "dead zone". Wait, isn't that all of AT&T iPhone users these days? Tips below.

Here's the scenario - you rent a new place, you move your things in, set up a floor plan, enjoy a glass of wine while you welcome yourself into your home but no one is calling. Or at least your cell phone is not working in your new home.

We have a few friends dealing with this situation right now and, although frustrating, they are doing their best to work around the cell phone dead zone in their homes. Here are a few ways to tackle this problem, or at least find some type of relief.

1) Call your service provider and see if they can install a small tower near your home. There's a chance this may cost some money, about $200, but it may be worth it to you.

2) Consider setting up a land line and forwarding your cell phone calls to this number. While it will cost money, it may be worth it. Plus there are tons of bundled packages available to wrap in your tv, wi-fi and land line services.

3) Spend time finding a place where you can talk. Sure it may be 20 feet outside the front door or in one small corner of your kitchen - just give it a shot and learn to deal with it until you are ready to change service providers.

How about you? Have you dealt with this super frustrating cell phone dead zone situation? How did you handle it?

Originally posted at Unplggd/Rebecca Orlov.

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