The antenna amplifies the power of the signal going in to the receiver of the telephone, making it possible to community with very weak GSM signals. In many instances, the fixed terminal phone will then simply hop over the stronger signal (local community network) automatically. This can cause conflicts with those that already receive signal from afar as they lose their ability to connect to that signal when the community network is installed. In order to avoid these conflicts, Rhizomatica strongly prefers not to install in places where these types of phones are present. It is important that the community meet about this issue first, before communicating with us about installation plans.