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Rory Witham Mar 12, 2006, 07:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Are you sick of Mobile phone bills? Do you get a real service? Do you want to make free mobile phone calls?

Did you know its really easy to setup your own cell phone network now using traditional Wi-Fi technologies?


As some of you may know I am now running a WISP (wireless service provider) and found as an added value service, I can offer Mobile/cellular telephones over the network with real telephones. Its quite good in that the internal and other VOIP telephone can call each other for FREE. and with the systems I am using, We can even give real land line numbers - meaning that people calling the network phone users, only pay a standard call rate local to that number, no matter where you are in the world.
I'm not sure if there is anything like this in the USA,

So basically, ring the network and any other number in the world and save loads. Simple and easy to set up, So why are you not running your own cell phone service?
You need.
One to three houses to use as base stations, A good AP (with support for lots of users), Sector antenna and directional antennas (to link homes), A high speed Internet connection -(2MB supports 100 users)

Advertise and away you go, The other good thing, is that you can use the system to pipe Internet- you can be an ISP - By the time you sell the phone service and the Internet access, you will have paid for the kit that you need and even give you self some wages out of it.

There are a few mobile phones on the market in the US that support this, but I think that you would have to contact me for the full details as its not the most simple of things to setup.. And no I'm not offering a how to for free. But the Idea is there for you to take on.. Just don't stamp on my turf :)



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Livingston Skeete Aug 02, 2007, 05:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Starting your own mobile telephone/cellular network.
I am very interested in what you have to offer how do i get in touch.....

Sean Costello Aug 02, 2007, 05:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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thats cool, basicly vonage in a way?


Im iffy about VOIP as i would imagine it would slow your net down.

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Aug 02, 2007, 05:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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VOIP actually doesn't suck down that much bandwidth, and you can QoS it so any downloads/uploads going through your network don't drop your calls. The biggest problem that I have with VOIP itself is the lack of 911 should your power go out. There's a few alternatives, but nothing that works as good as an old landline phone.

Rooin Aug 02, 2007, 05:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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"If something sounds to good to be true, it probably is" is what first comes to mind.

2nd, Vonage comes to mind (world wide VOIP provider)

3rd: FCC Rules/Regulations that not many people know come to mind.

If it wasn't that hard for someone to start their own wireless company, people would be doing it all over the place. An honestly, Ive never heard of a single person setting up their own cellphone network. Besides, without any major antennas how far of range do you plan on getting from it? I don't imagine you can travel out of state, an reach your "home made" cellphone network. An with services such as Vonage, or Skype you can get free or near free long distance services with any high Speed connection. So really why would you go through all the trouble an setup cost of setting up this hardware, when you can get free or very cheap services of a similar type from another company?

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Aug 02, 2007, 06:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Wait, this is an old thread ... :X

FingerMeElmo87 Aug 02, 2007, 06:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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too bad vontage is getting rocked right now in court be verizon

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Rory Witham Aug 02, 2007, 07:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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very old thread...

actually someone started up the mobile phone network that youre using.. they are not hard to do and its actually quite simple - taking into account that home computers and wifi is getting bigger and bigger around the world. you just got to know what to look for and how it works.. lots of techie stuff to some.. easy to others..

oh and range.. well, lets just say my one antenna covers up to 35 miles. and for the FCC reg's its fine. as its public asigned freq range... same as all the other wirless devices.


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Rooin Aug 03, 2007, 12:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Rory Witham said:
very old thread...

actually someone started up the mobile phone network that youre using.. they are not hard to do and its actually quite simple - taking into account that home computers and wifi is getting bigger and bigger around the world. you just got to know what to look for and how it works.. lots of techie stuff to some.. easy to others..

oh and range.. well, lets just say my one antenna covers up to 35 miles. and for the FCC reg's its fine. as its public asigned freq range... same as all the other wirless devices.



I actually don't have a cell phone. To spendy to be worthwhile. Well of course someone started the network, some point in time. But if it was so easy to start your own reliable mobile network that would cover you over your entire area of travel, more people would be doing it. Apparently it can't be all that easy. I know I dont have the money or places to put an antenna up every 30-35 miles to cover me either. 30-35 Miles that must be a pretty decent antenna, or really good location? Because I'm sure if the setup fees weren't outrageous I an many other people would setup a antenna in your backyard an use it for free around town an save yourself money over time.

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Rory Witham Oct 22, 2007, 07:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Antennas are around 80.00 then you need some other things to go with it, the total for one station is around 140.00
having the right location is more important, Im lucky.. Im in the town centre in a fairly high building, the other half is on a hill on one side of town on the outskirts.
My mate is on the other side of town.. but more towards the center then the outskirts.

Honestly its not that hard, but its fairly costly to start up, the phones arent cheap..

If mobile were as costly as they were year ago , then year I would do it, but frankly my mobile costs me around 60 per year so its not worth it for me unless I was selling it.


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RYAN YERBIC Sep 13, 2009, 12:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Starting your own mobile telephone/cellular network.
Thank you very much for the info, I have been working on starting up my own network in the U.S. and have configured multiple base network possibilities, so now with the info you provided I can start purchasing equipment! I would like to talk with you about setting up a nationwide network, thanks once again!

Marrakesh Souk Feb 28, 2010, 01:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi there,

I hope you're well.

I am very interested in your idea and would like to get in touch with you, what's the easiest way to do this?

You can contact me on: sales@marrakeshsouk.co.uk

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.

Hakim

Benneth Odihe Apr 07, 2010, 10:12am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Please I am highly impressed, but I need to know if I can start my own phone service commercially in Africa. Send me more information at benodihe@yahoo.com

bhavin patel Apr 21, 2010, 02:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hello Rory,

i am bhavin from india. i want to start my own mobile network in india.
so can u help me to give information about that.
if possible mail me on bhavin_ptl13@yahoo.co.in
thnks.

Samson Jeeva Aug 07, 2010, 02:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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TamTheBam Aug 08, 2010, 06:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lol we have folks gaining an HWA Membership just to start a business, in the hope that
Rory will get them started. Rory, we have high expectations of you now haha!

....I'm back, but only as a part-timer... :)
John Doe Aug 08, 2010, 01:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I think they will be waiting a while since his last login was Jan 15, 2009!!!!

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>> Re: Starting your own mobile telephone/cellular network.

The moment it becomes a commercial venture, things can get ugly, real fast.

In the U.S., even when freqs are "public" the FCC still gets involved based on range, power, and commercial v. private use. You can't just setup a commercial network to cover a large area and not deal with the government. You must be licensed, among other things.

Even private users are legally restricted in the maximum range of service they can setup for their own personal wireless network...and it ain't 35 MILES...not even close.

In addition, there's a HUGE something called the Public Utilities Commission (or equiv) in every single state. Commercial wireless services are heavily regulated. In addition to restrictions, there are special taxes, special fees, and there are specific service requirements you are REQUIRED to supply to the users, etc.

kash anis Jun 07, 2011, 03:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi,

you posted this article a very long time ago, i wounder if you could still exchange some information about it in details. we could work something out in exchange of your information. pls contact me i would really needs to know the potential of this business and returns on my investment.

thanks.
my direct email is,
kash_eco@hotmail.com.
hoping to see your reply.

Adnan khan Sep 10, 2011, 06:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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