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    My tech challenged neighbour had fibre installed a few days ago and says that now her cellphone call quality has improved. I've been telling her that the only connection between her cellphone and the fibre is if she is using wifi, but she is insisting the call quality has improved. Could she be right?
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    Default Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    The placebo affect is actually real you know...
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    Default Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    The placebo affect is actually real you know...
    This but if she is happy that is ok even if she is dreaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    The placebo affect is actually real you know...
    That's what I suspected, but I wasn't game to say so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    This but if she is happy that is ok even if she is dreaming.
    Absolutely. If she's happy, less anxious questions for me.
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    Default Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    it could actually be true.
    they could have upgraded the capabilities of the cell towers as the likes of vodafone are pushing customers onto 4g broadband. of course as more users go to 4g broad band she may find the connection goes poor again.
    the other is if the fibre is used to connect to some cell towers which gives them more data flow so they can increase bandwidth on each connection.
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    Default Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    And with an improved connection the cell phone does not have to keep querying for unfinished and noisy transactions over the internet if there was a previously dodgy connection over ADSL or whatever, this means that the phone's cpu has time to do more mundane operations and makes the device concerned seem slicker.

    Since I got fiber (the most modest speed available) it's not really much faster than my old ADSL, if at all, but the computer feels so much slicker because of the better noise free connection and not having to spend so much time repeating queries for missed info.
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    OK, I get what is being said about the cell towers, but wouldn't that imply they had improved that at exactly the same time the fibre was activated? That seems implausible.
    My own fibre is happening next Wednesday, so it will be interesting to see what happens for me.
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    Default Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    She is somewhat agreeable about it

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    Default Re: new fibre install = better cellphone?

    She could be on WhatsApp etc and using more reliable fibre data via her house WiFi.
    However who knows, I met someone this week who was convinced that fibre was 5G

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