Posted by Admin on January 29, 2016
Many people ask the following question: "Will a cell signal booster work with my carrier"? And it is a good question to ask, because users have been trained to think in terms of service providers and their networks when it comes to cellular devices.
When you purchase a tablet or cell phone in the United States, it is affiliated with only one mobile carrier - Yes, it may work on the networks of other carriers, but only in roaming mode. Today, however, we have seen a loosening up of this situation, and we're seeing a greater portability of devices among carriers. But, users still think of cell devices as being carrier specific, and that is why when people are questioning the use of cell phone boosters, they almost-always ask - "Will this work with my service provider?"
If you're in Canada or the United States, the short answer is a resounding, "yes"! weBoost cell phone signal boosters work with all carrier networks in both Canada and the United States. Therefore, regardless of whether you're on T-Mobile, AT&T, or Verizon in the United States, or Rogers, Bell, or TELUS in Canada (or indeed any other mobile network), every one of our cell phone signal booster will work for you. Keep reading for a more detailed explanation on why this is true.
Mobile phone signals, including data and voice, are carried via radio frequency waves. The same way you would tune a radio to a specific frequency in order to hear the audio programming, a mobile phone is tuned to specific frequency ranges in order to provide both data and voice mobile services. Frequency bands, or cellular service frequency ranges, can be rather complicated. Some frequency bands are shared by mobile service providers, while other bands are assigned to a specific carrier.
Generally, cell boosters boost signals on multiple frequency bands, allowing them to work for more than one service provider. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Those exceptions will be clearly identified as working for a single mobile carrier or on only one frequency band.
4G cell signal boosters from weBoost operate on the AWS band, the 700 MHz band, 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands. The AWS band utilizes a combination of 1700 and 2100 MHz frequencies. These bands contain all frequencies used by cell service providers in North America for their 2G, 3G, and 4G services.
3G cell phone boosters from weBoost operate on both the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, both used by all Canada and United States cell carriers for 2G and 3G services. Signal boosters work with all service providers in North America because they're tuned to these various frequency bands.
Check the guide that came with your tablet or phone if you’d like to know exactly which frequencies your mobile carrier's network employs; or do a simple search for, "(your carrier) frequencies". The results page will produce lots of sources to answer the question, regardless of which service provider you use.