Sprint has agreed to send me an Airave at no charge. They said that I needed an internet connection in my home, which I have. What is the difference between using the Airave, and running my phone over my home wireless network? Which way is better?
- 05-25-2011, 03:27 PM #2
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- 05-25-2011, 09:48 PM #6
It does suck if anyone should need one, but people do. My service has started to suck the last month in my house. My EVO's battery drains much faster because I get a constant drop and pickup in 1 or 2 bars signal strength all day long with the phone. This would get rid of that for sure, but I wouldn't be interested in the EvDO coverage as I'd rather just use their straight airwaves. I don't mind having my internet boost the voice coverage, just give me the peace of mind that I wouldn't have to deal with the constant drop in signal would be nice.
- 05-26-2011, 12:12 AM #7
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- 05-26-2011, 02:17 AM #8
Question. I have had a Airave for a few years. I have the 1st version. If I am on a call away from home and come home within Airave coverage the sound starts to drop out. About 2 to 3 second drips out each time. I have to hang-up and call the person back.
Anyone else have this issue? Originating a call in my house and then leaving during the call, the transfer to a regular tower is seamless. But the reverse is ridiculous.
- 05-26-2011, 09:33 AM #9
- 05-26-2011, 10:07 AM #10
I have the newer Airave, and it does have issues when you go in or out of range.
Sprint says it is supposed to act just like another tower and hand off your call to the rest of the network, but it does not work as advertised. If I start a phone call as I get into my car, the Airave in the house usually picks it up. Then as I drive away from the house the Airave drops the call and the regular cell network does not take over. I always lose the call and have to call back. There is usually a 30 second delay or so while my EVO tries to negotiate between the dropped Airave signal and the regular cell network signal. I just have to remember not to start a call when I know I am going to move away from my house.
Having said that . . . I love the Airave! Before I got one from Sprint, my phone was basically useless inside my house.
- 05-26-2011, 10:34 AM #11
- 05-31-2011, 08:57 AM #13
had the old one, and now have had the new one for about 6mo w/ EVDO support. Love it. it's not perfect, and in my townhouse, its not doing 5-8k sqft... its on the second floor, and 1st floor is still spotty, don't think the signal goes down properly, but all my modem stuff is upstairs so it has to stay there for now.
but without it, i'd have zero coverage.