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

Credits

Starring: David Owen

Transcript

00:00
(Ragtime piano)
00:04
I got a smartphone because everybody else has one
00:06
but my town has very little cell service, so I didn't really
00:09
have anything I could use it for.
00:11
If I lean my phone against the lamp
00:14
on the little table on my side of the bed, I can get
00:17
three bars of 3G right there, no place else in the house.
00:20
When I finally did get a call, on my cell phone
00:23
I got angry because I didn't realize it was my phone
00:26
I thought it was somebody else's because I didn't recognize
00:28
my own ringtone, I've never heard it before.
00:30
But, since then, I've spent a lot of time
00:33
selecting ringtones, ringtones that I might hear
00:36
if only my phone worked around here.
00:38
(ringtones playing)
00:47
Once I got used to leaning my head against my phone
00:50
beside my bed, I decided that I wanted
00:51
cell service throughout my house, so I bought
00:54
a device called a network extender, which
00:57
uses the internet to give me cell service inside my house.
01:01
It's a little box, it costs 100 bucks.
01:03
It has a little antenna on it that it uses
01:05
to find a GPS satellite which it needs
01:08
to locate itself in case I call 911.
01:10
To hook up my box I needed an ethernet cable
01:12
and I had tons of it, but none of it was the right length.
01:15
So I bought this crimping tool
01:17
which lets you make your own patch cords.
01:19
My crimper reminded me of another
01:20
tool I love: my grommet kit.
01:22
You know what grommets are, you have one on your golf towel.
01:25
It's the little metal ring that
01:26
lets you hang it from your golf bag.
01:29
I have lots of golf equipment that would
01:31
be improved by having a grommet on it.
01:34
A golf shirt, you can hang up easily
01:37
if you put a grommet on the collar.
01:40
Golf hat, better with a grommet.
01:42
Also, provides a little bit of ventilation.
01:45
I don't have a lot of occasions to wear a tie, but if I ever
01:48
do I want to be able to find it easily and so I added
01:51
a grommet to it so I can hang it up in my closet.
01:54
Almost everything I own is better
01:56
with a grommet, including my cell phone.
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