Sprint Airave ACCESS POINT

This is the Sprint Airave ACCESS POINT that they sent me FREE because I bitched up a storm about dropped calls, missed calls.

Company says:

Sprint AIRAVE™ is a device that creates a CDMA signal for your mobile phone (like a miniature cell tower). AIRAVE provides enhanced and reliable mobile phone coverage in your house or office even if your existing wireless coverage is poor.

Install was pretty much out of the box. It needs to use an external antenna (included) to hit the GPS satellite. When you think about it that is pretty hard to believe. Navsats are 12,000 miles in the sky and we need a piece of wire to hit them? I hooked the deal up-it was pretty stern about connect order. Shut off the router/broadband modem and:

Gizmo does work. Where before the Blackberry Curve was useless in the house I can now make calls pretty reliably. I get about four bars on average. Data D/L is faster and doesn’t seem to hang. But…(and you knew there was one, right?) the damn thing still does NOT ring on every incoming call. Boy does that piss me off.

and….(and this is hilarious)

On my first incoming from my oldest son:

Me: “So I got this signal extender deal from Sprint.”

Him: “And how is it…..”(dead air. Disconnected.)

Technology. Gotta love it.

Rant D’Jour

They say “timing is everything” and if they (whoever they are) mean bad timing…more


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A recovering radio addict wrestles with the written word.
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