Cellphone coverage in arenas

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Cellular service in many hockey arenas is poor to non-existent. This is causing myself and many others to be out of contact when watching our child's games and causing wireless device batteries to quickly drain when in these buildings.
How can service be improved in arenas around the city and province?
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Posted 4 years ago

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Poor cell service in a hockey area would likely be caused by the materials the building is constructed out of. Thick cement walls & steel girders degrade cell signals badly.

As a result of the no/very low signal, your phone is having to put extra power into either searching for a signal or trying to maintain the poor signal it has, which drains the battery faster.

For service to be improved within a building, the owner of the area would need to look into getting a device to boost cellular signal. Small ones used for homes can run into the hundreds of dollars, so ones powerful enough to cover an area would likely run higher. Even then, the cell boosters might not work, as if there's no signal in the building, there's nothing for the booster to actually boost.
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In addition to the above MTS is installing Wi-Fi service in many Community Centres in the City of Winnipeg - this will definitely help you staying in touch with family and reporting on all highlights!!

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Clinton Davie

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I sell cell phone boosters and have installed a few in schools and hockey arenas. They cost $500 plus installation. I can be reached at 204-476-6433
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Are u based out of neepawa?
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Clinton Davie

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Yes. I am from Neepawa