Unfortunately, my office is located in a very small mobile phone signal blackspot as it's nestled at the bottom of a small hill — move a few metres away outside and signal returns to normal. Recently, Vodafone released a little device called the Sure Signal — a mini cell tower (femtocell) that provides your phone with signal.
Pretty much anywhere you see a Sure Signal review, you'll see comments talking about Vodafone's evil plans for ripping off the consumer by charging extra to supply their service over the customer's internet connection. Well, I managed to use a SUPER SECRET method to get my Sure Signal absolutely free.
- First, I didn't bitch and complain about it on some internet forum.
- Next, I phoned Vodafone's customer services and explained my situation, pointing out that it's a bit crappy that I can't use my phone at work.
- There's no step three!
At no point did I have to argue or get annoyed. The guy I spoke to in customer services was incredibly helpful and sympathetic to my problem. Less than 24 hours later, I have full 3G signal in my office.
I'm sharing this SUPER SECRET information with you, the casual surfer, so you might be able to get a Sure Signal for free as well.