Modern day technology is expanding very rapidly! And of course with expansion comes even more gizmos and gadgets that we need to make our latest technology device work better. Cell phones are no different.
Here we have an amazing product, but we can always do something to improve it right? Well if it happens to be one of your problem is a poor signal, how about looking into a cell phone signal booster.
Now of course for the one’s of you out there that are ready know what one is you can go ahead and have a look around at what I am offering.
But if you happen to be a person that doesn’t understand what a cell phone signal booster is or if you could benefit from it, I have provided you with some great information that could assist you in this process. So here you go I hope this article helps you to better understand what a cell phone signal booster is and if you need one.
What Is A Cell Phone Signal Booster?
Do you suffer from poor cell phone signals at home or even in your car? If you have said yes to this than you very well may benefit from having a cell phone signal booster!
A cell phone signal booster essentially takes the signal you already are getting and amplifies it. Making so that you can have clearer calls, fewer dropped calls, it will also help to expand the life of your battery on your cell pone, and for one other thing if you have the internet on your phone it will help improve its speed as well.
Now that we have the benefits out of the way how about I go ahead and explain a little better what a signal booster is.
Cell phone signal boosters are also referred to as amplifiers and repeaters. These terms are used because well, amplifier- because it is using the current signal you have and amplifying it and the repeaters has to do with the signals that are sent out the booster basically repeats this signal to strengthen what you already have.
Usually there are 3 elements that come with a booster.
- An exterior antenna- this will be the antenna that you will be placing outside.
- Amplifier-this what all the signals will go through to strengthen them.
- An interior antenna-you will need to place this one inside.
Although these 3 components are usually included in the package you can also purchase items to enhance your signal boosters as well. Things like,
- Attenuator decreaser-what this does is it helps to reduce unwanted frequency signals that could cause some interruptions in your signal.
- Lighting surge protector
So this is basically in a nut shell what a cell phone signal booster is and how it can help you out if you have poor signals. Now there is 2 main types of boosters available, I am going to go ahead and break them down for you as well.
Analog Signal Repeaters
An analog signal repeater is also known as BI-Directional repeaters/amplifiers (BDA for short). The analog signal repeater is the most commonly purchased signal booster. Now one of the reasons that the analog signal repeater is the more popular bought is due to the fact it can amplify all cell phone carriers frequencies. This particular version can also be used to help amplify the frequencies in a two-way radio.
The analog signal repeaters use more of the traditional technology to help amplify you cell phone signals. The are usually sold with the 3 components I mentioned above, interior and exterior antennas along with the amplifier.
Even though this is sold as one kit it does require some installation. Most of this installation will be a process of finding out where to put it all so that it gives you the best signal you can acquire. But really nothing to bad or hard.
On average an analog signal booster will help to amp your signal strength by 63 to 70 dB (decibels).
Like I mentioned this is the most commonly type of booster purchased, however there is one more type that I want to fill you in on. And that is the smart signal boosters.
Smart Signal Boosters
Now these are the newer models of the boosters. They use all digital base bands to help clean up the coverage before it is re-broadcasted to strengthen your signal.
The smart signal boosters also provide 100 dB (decibels) instead of the 63-70dB that the analog uses. Basically just a little more umph to help give you a clearer signal for your cell phone.
I also thought you would enjoy knowing that the smart signal booster comes with some extra features like, plug and play, the interior antenna is inside the box and there is also no need for an exterior antenna with the smart signal booster. But now as we all know if you want better you generally pay more. So yes the smart signal booster is a little more expensive thank the analog booster.
Your Check List
Alright finally there is a few more little tid bits I thought I would also let you know about that are important as well with either type of cell phone signal booster you choose.
- It is advisable to register your booster with which ever cell phone carrier that you use.
- Next it would also be helpful to make sure you know how much square footage you need to be covered before you make a purchase.
- When placing the exterior antenna make sure you are putting it a good location, more open area with fewer obstacles blocking its path.
- This booster will not help your WiFi. Just the internet that is on your phone.
Making sure of these few things will definitely help when deciding to purchase a cell phone signal booster. They also will help you after purchase with the installation process.
So are wondering if signal boosters really work? I found a video that will help you with that!
There You Have It!
Well have you decided yet whether or not you need a cell phone signal booster? I hope I have provided you with enough information to make a sound decision if this is something that would be useful to you.
I also hope that I have given you enough information that if you are going to purchase one that you can figure out which type would best suit your needs.
Cell phone signal boosters can be a great thing. Just make sure that you do need one and which one would work best for you before making your ultimate decision.
If You Are Suffering With Poor Cell Phone Signals
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