Through the use of a cellular repeater, cell phone reception in a local area can be boosted through the use of a reception antenna and signal amplifier. Learn more about how it can be applied for everyday use right here. This article will explain why a repeater is ideal for residences and for small offices as well as explain the function and features of most common cell signal repeater devices. They truly relieve cellular users from worrying about their mobile connection.
What is a cell phone signal repeater?
As the name would suggest, a cell phone signal repeater, repeats the signal that is available to other devices within the same location. Yet, it goes a bit beyond just copying the signal for the device. If the signal was just to be shared amongst devices, the strength of the network would falter. This is one of the problems with a person having a wireless router from their service provider. In many cases the router does not have an amplifier built within it to increase the signal strength for multiple devices. As a result, when you have your cell phone, a desktop, a laptop, and a tablet connected to the internet and then you try to use the network to access features on a smartphone, you may find the results to be less than ideal. Basically, the person is dividing up the mps amongst all those devices.
While the repeater does not create a signal, it does optimize and increase the signal strength. The first part of this process is through the amplifier. An exterior antenna of the device captures weak signals within the area and relates this information to the booster where the signal is amplified to the strongest possible signal to create more stable output. Once the signal is boosted, the increased signal can be transmitted to a number of devices simultaneously through interior antenna(s) to cell devices that have access to the network.
What does it mean to amplify and repeat a signal?
Your phone's reception and network capabilities are based upon decibels. Ideally, you want the range to be about -50 DB. Anything lower than this number and you are losing quality and functionality. When a booster and repeater are used, the data creates more input/output on the dbs resulting in a higher level of performance. As the signal is repeated, devices are more prone to have an increase in the dbs while not diminishing the signal strength in other devices. The result is quicker connections, less dropped calls, and better voice clarity during calls.
The increased dbs or decibels (a unit of radio frequency strength) can help minimize the upload and download times of data by optimizing the signal strength. On some occasions, battery life on such devices has been increased as the need to surge power to connect decreased.
Do repeaters have a limit on the devices that can use them?
Yes, there is limited number of phones which will be able to simultaneously use the cell phone signal repeater. Depending on the consumer RF repeater product that you select, the repeater may allow for 2 devices or for 10 devices to be used. A commercial Radio Frequency repeater may allow over 100 simultaneous boosted connections. In most situations, it will not matter what network service a person has so long as they have a service plan. For example: A person using Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile may be able to use a repeater which a AT&T cell phone user has access to. Again, this is somewhat dependent upon the device chosen. All of the cell phone signal repeaters we carry are carrier agnostic. This means they will repeat signals of all USA & Canadian carrier networks.
Where can cell phone signal repeaters be ideally used?
Cell phone signal repeaters are ideal for in-house residential use and for small office usage. Commercial repeaters should be considered if the space is more than 10,000 square feet or more. The residential property can benefit from the repeater by allowing cellphone signal increases upstairs, basement, on a patio, or throughout the bedrooms of the house. As the signal repeater has a signal amplifier integrated into the design. The overall strength and functionality of the devices should increase.
Offices can benefit from the repeater, especially if the office has cellular wi-fi dependent or network dependent devices in multiple rooms. For example if there is a printer in a dedicated room and a copier in another but both depend upon cellular wi-fi or mi-fi and network printing capabilities, boosting the signal strength and using a repeater may provide a quicker workflow.
Read our cell phone repeater frequently asked questions article to learn more. To find the cell phone signal booster which best fits your needs, please see the various product pages in the top navigation bar of this website. Each product page has a definitive description of the product, a compatibility chart, and recommendations for use. Should you have any questions regarding any of the cell signal repeater devices offered, or if you need additional information regarding the use and helpfulness of a cellular repeater, contact us directly. CellPhoneSignalBooster.us specializes in the distribution of cell phone signal repeaters for both residential as well as commercial clients. Also available are RV, ATV, and marine vessel cellular boosters. Contact a member of our team for more information.