I live in a "dead zone" in a rural area. There are cell towers in my area, but I live in a "hollow" and can't get a signal consistently in my house, or even my yard. I've been studying cell phone repeaters, and the advice has been to not get a repeater unless you get a reliable signal somewhere on the outside of the building in which you want to install the repeater system. I'm posting to ask if anyone else has had the same issue: a VERY weak cell signal, but within 2 or 3 hundred yards (especially up hill) a signal can be found. Is it worth the expense and hassle to purchase a system and install it? The ads say that the system can be returned within 30 days, but I don't want to undergo the hassle if the likelihood of success is too low. Maybe there's a way to configure my phone to see if there's a signal other than looking for bars. Anyone have any advice?