Does A T Mobile Network Extender Work With Viasat

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I just switched to T-Mobile and I get around 1 bar of service and I'm thinking about buying a network extender but I want to know if it will work first before I get it. 
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Dennesa

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Harvey Mueller

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The T mobile extender you speak of will only help cell signal which is different frequency from Viasat wifi. One does not affect the other.

Now you can get a wifi extender and let your phone use wifi while at home in lieu of cell connection.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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In general, mobile extenders, assuming you're talking about the ones that connect to the modem, do not work well with Viasat service.  This is mostly due to the latency inherent in satellite providers.
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Corey Anderson

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I had a Verizon Network extender and while connected to Viasat you will get a lot of say that again or what did you say. You could also try turning on wifi calling and that will give you a similar experience. . 
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Dennesa

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Corey A  How did it work out while having it connected to Viasat? good, bad?
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Corey Anderson

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Pics and Text work great. Voice not so well. I would get many what did you say or say that again. I could hear the person fine but they couldn't hear me as well. I have the Business 35 plan too.
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Dennesa

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Oh okay I have Business 35 to lol also how does data work with the extender is it fast or what that's really my main concern 
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Corey Anderson

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The data will be even slower on the extender because it creates a VPN tunnel which will increase your ping aka lag on phones connected to it. 
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Dennesa

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OH, have you ever ran a speed test with the extender?
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Tmobile and all the others don't cover my area, only Verizon, so I haven't looked into the details.  The one described here -might be what you want, but I didn't look at price, or if they would give you one free or at a discount.  It says it requires some cell signal to work, so it should be ok.  https://www.t-mobile.com/support/coverage/4g-lte-signal-booster

Weboost is a good brand that would boost all carriers available.

As the others say,  I doubt the kind that connects to internet would work better than wifi calling.

Of course, if you can end up with decent cell service, you might be able to supplement (or replace...) your Viasat service, most of the carriers have decent plans that would work if you look around a little.

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https://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-NXT-CEL-FI-D32-24-Indoor-Coverage/dp/B01N2HDR59

https://www.amazon.com/weBoost-MultiRoom-470144-Booster-Carriers/dp/B07VG9ZZMV/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=w...
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Dennesa

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Okay, so what would be better to get the Booster from T-Mobile or  We Boost?
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ExSatUser

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T-Mobile first. It is the cheaper option.
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Dennesa

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Okay, thank you.
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ExSatUser

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Again. It all depends on how serious you want to get. I have my own wifi hotspot hooked up to a passive antenna on the roof. It delivers good internet.

But if you are just looking for a device to get a wireless signals in the house, again there is a device you can get with an antenna and it connects to a booster in the house. That will be more expensive.

If you could get a good wireless signal with an antenna, and get a T-Mobile truly unlimited plan, I would invest in that and quit throwing money at satellite internet.
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Dennesa

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Yeah, I already have enough problems with Viasat the way it is lol.