Cell Service in the House
Can you hear me now? Watch David Owen upgrade the cell service in his house.
Released on 11/23/2012
I got a smartphone because everybody else has one
but my town has very little cell service, so I didn't really
have anything I could use it for.
If I lean my phone against the lamp
on the little table on my side of the bed, I can get
three bars of 3G right there, no place else in the house.
When I finally did get a call, on my cell phone
I got angry because I didn't realize it was my phone
I thought it was somebody else's because I didn't recognize
my own ringtone, I've never heard it before.
But, since then, I've spent a lot of time
selecting ringtones, ringtones that I might hear
if only my phone worked around here.
Once I got used to leaning my head against my phone
beside my bed, I decided that I wanted
cell service throughout my house, so I bought
a device called a network extender, which
uses the internet to give me cell service inside my house.
It's a little box, it costs 100 bucks.
It has a little antenna on it that it uses
to find a GPS satellite which it needs
to locate itself in case I call 911.
To hook up my box I needed an ethernet cable
and I had tons of it, but none of it was the right length.
So I bought this crimping tool
which lets you make your own patch cords.
My crimper reminded me of another
tool I love: my grommet kit.
You know what grommets are, you have one on your golf towel.
It's the little metal ring that
lets you hang it from your golf bag.
I have lots of golf equipment that would
be improved by having a grommet on it.
A golf shirt, you can hang up easily
if you put a grommet on the collar.
Golf hat, better with a grommet.
Also, provides a little bit of ventilation.
I don't have a lot of occasions to wear a tie, but if I ever
do I want to be able to find it easily and so I added
a grommet to it so I can hang it up in my closet.
Almost everything I own is better
with a grommet, including my cell phone.