A cell phone signal booster (also known as a cell phone signal amplifier, a cell phone repeater, or an extender) is a device that boosts cellular reception. It works indoors and/or in vehicles as long as there's some reception outside. It helps provide strong signal to mobile devices in homes and cars so that they can help you communicate perfectly. Guaranteed.
Note: If there's no cellular reception signal outside, a cell phone booster will not improve reception inside.
Mobile signal boosters are typically made up of 3 primary components. They consist of 2 signal booster antennas & an amplifier.
An exterior antenna is to be placed outside the home, office, or car. It is designed to pull in cell tower signals. The signal is then directed towards an amplifier, which is placed inside the building or car that is in need of a stronger signal. As soon as the signal has been amplified, it is then re-directed towards an interior antenna. That acts as the part of a network repeater, which is located inside the premises. This antenna then re-broadcasts, giving a much stronger signal.
In some cases, the signal booster comes with all these parts built into single piece of hardware.
External Antenna Pulls-in Waves.
An outdoor antenna searches and draws mobile waves. Then transmits them to the phone booster indoors. It serves as the signal entry point.
Amplifier Boosts Those Waves.
The phone booster receives waves. Amplifies them and sends them towards indoor antenna. It serves as a relay between the cell and the tower.
Antenna Brings Waves Inside.
Your items like smart phones and tablets get a stronger reception. Calls are sent through the booster, back to the cellular network.
External Antenna Draws-in Waves.
An exterior antenna scans to draw the strongest Voice, 3G, 4G, LTE mobile signal. Then delivers it to the booster in the car or truck.
Amplifier Boosts The Waves.
The signal booster receives the reception. It amplifies and reinforces it inside the car or truck. It serves as a relay between both antennas.
Better Reception in Car or Truck.
Your units like cellphones and tablets get a stronger reception. Calls and data get re-transmitted through the booster, back to wireless network.
Stubby Antenna Pulls Waves In.
An antenna placed on machine searches to find data waves from a tower. Then delivers it to the booster placed inside the machine.
Booster Boosts Waves.
Booster amplifies + reinforces the waves. Transmit them to the cellular modem. Modem maintains a constant downlink connection with the tower.
The Machine Stays Connected.
The mobile modem performs efficiently as it receives stronger reception. Then sends strong uplink waves back thru the booster.
There're many types of cell phone signal booster systems. Selecting the right cell phone amplifier base unit depends on various factors. For in-building systems, it is largely dependent on the coverage range that you require - 1000 sq. ft. or 100,000 sq. ft.? For in-vehicle systems, it is largely dependent on the type - Car, Truck, RV, or Boat?
While car, truck, RV, or boat amplifying units are simple to choose, in-building units may require some thought and planning. The most inexpensive cell phone signal repeaters will provide coverage for a room or two. This is ideal for small offices or small homes. The higher your cell phone signal repeater's decibel rating (dB Gain), the greater the coverage range will be.
Is your housing in an area with very bad signal outdoors? Then we suggest you buy a mobile signal booster designed for a larger coverage range. This will help overcome such constraints preventing on-site signal or causing end-point connectivity issues. Constraints can be natural topography and any irregular building designs. More powerful amplifier kits with higher decibel ratings (dB Gain) provide better cell phone reception inside.
Signal amplifiers for small areas boost coverage across one to two rooms. These can cover about 150 to 1,500 sq. ft. This area depends upon strength of cellular signal outside. Average coverage area boosted is approx. 1,000 sq. ft. They are the cheapest entry-level cellular amplifier kits. They are perfect for small apartments or desktop areas. They work well for home-office (SOHO) type work spaces. Ideal for single office cubicles, too.
Signal amplifier kits for medium sized spaces boost coverage across entire homes and offices. These cover about 1,000 to 5,000 sq. ft. Actual coverage depends upon strength of cellular signal outside. An average coverage area boosted is approx. 2,500 sq. ft. These cellular repeater kits are very popular. The reason for this is that most homes and small offices fall within this range.
Signal boosters for large spaces improve coverage in large homes and big offices. These cover approx. 2,000 to 7,500 sq. ft. Coverage depends upon strength of signal outside. Therefore, average coverage area boosted is approx. 5,500 sq. ft. These booster kits are very powerful. They are perfect for businesses to cover their large retail or office spaces. They are great for remote rural areas that have very poor signal strength outside.
Cellphone signal boosters for commercial & industrial uses cover large swaths of areas from 25,000 to 140,000 sq. ft. using a single signal amplifier! Such cellular amplifiers provide strongest output power. They combat weak signal in multi-story buildings requiring boost for unlimited coverage area. We design boosting systems with multiple mobile repeaters! They can boost limitless area requiring cell signal coverage improvement.
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Signal boosters for cars are simple plug and play signal amplifiers. Cradle boosters are for boosting a single cell device. It can be the phone or a hotspot. Wireless boosters are for boosting up to four devices. Boosted signal area would be 18 to 24 inches from interior slim profile antenna.
Cell phone signal boosters for recreational vehicles is a custom kit for larger inside coverage. It consists of the most powerful 3G & 4G amplifier. It has a rugged roof mount "Omni" multi-direction antenna. It has a high powered inside "Panel" one-direction antenna. It boosts mobile signal for many devices inside large size RVs.
Amplifier kits for marine vessels like boats, yachts, and ships are custom kits. They can withstand extreme weather conditions. For example, they can stand high winds, humidity, heat, and cold climate. They have rugged & weather proof exterior antenna. They have powerful internal Panel antenna. Such antennae provide strong wireless reception power inside marine vehicles.
Although output power is the same, your decision about selecting a 3G signal booster vs. a 4G signal booster depends primarily upon your personal needs. If your primary concern is to make and receive phone calls, a 3G signal booster would meet your needs. The reason for this is that it provides strong signals on both voice & 3G data frequencies. In addition to clear voice, you can enjoy fast 3G data speeds in your 3G phone.
However, 4G repeaters will provide a stronger, faster 3G as well as faster 4G data signal. Such fast data uploads and downloads are ideal for wireless data-intensive functions. These can be when you watch video, surf Internet, and use mobile applications on your 4G phone.
A 4G amplifier will also cover all bands (3G & 4G frequencies). Therefore, we recommend it to conteract weak signals on all frequencies. This ensures you receive best cell phone reception on any carrier's wireless network. It works with service providers in USA such as T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. It also works with carriers in Canada such as Rogers, Telus, and Bell Mobility. Visit FCC Frequency Dashboard to see the frequency your carrier uses in your local area.
Selecting the right location for your mobile repeater depends on where you have poor signal. Do you have some space which is too far from the cell tower causing signal blockage? Then place your indoor signal booster there for better service. The reason for this is that the distance from base to your internal antenna would be minimized. Therefore, you won't need to run the coax cable too far. Shorter the cable, lower the signal loss. Remember to direct an external antenna to the nearest cell tower for attracting the strongest signals.
Are you putting a mobile phone signal booster in your car? Be sure to mount its external antenna on your roof vs. trunk for optimal performance. An internal antenna should be positioned in an accessible location for the driver. Consider placing that antenna in a position that will distribute a stronger signal centrally. This would help other passengers to benefit from it too.
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