Cell phones have become our third eye which we carry everywhere with us. A tool that fits in the curve of your palm, and holds all the information in the world. With cell phone devices managing more and more in its tiny form, being hooked onto the grid all the while is of prime importance, or else it is nothing more than a glorified mp4 player. Well that is where cellular booster comes into the fray.
What Is It? How Does It Work?
When there is interference the signal tends to get weak, making the job of your cell phone all the more cumbersome. This leads to call drops and you being unable to surf the web.
So how do cell signal boosters come into the equation? It is simply put, a tool that amplifies the strength of a signal and make it accessible to a location that is devoid of the signal. It works sort of like an antenna.
What To Keep In Mind While Buying One?
Gauge the strength of the outside signal. You can do this by referring to the owner’s manual or ask your service provider. Further don’t forget the type of network you have among 2G, 3G, 4G or LTE. Knowing this will help you find a booster that suits the tech requirements of your cell phone.
Area Of Coverage
Know what your requirements are and buy a cellular booster having the sufficient range. If the place where you set your booster has plenty of obstacles and your booster isn’t designed for that range, it serves no purpose.
The cable being used after the installation is to be of high quality so as to ensure minimal transmission loss. If you want high performance, use short, high quality cables.
Choose a signal booster that is preferably plug and play. The complexity of installation depends on whether it is to be installed indoors, outdoors or on the wall. The expertise of a handyman may be required.
Make sure to opt for established companies that have good product support and warranty policies. Good companies can offer anywhere from 2 to 3 years warranty and upto 60 days of cash back policies.
Signal boosters are rated in decibel (dBs). Mobile boosters should be able to amplify a signal upto -59 dBs/MHz, while fixed booster have a maximum permissible amplification upto -102.5 dBs/MHz
Plus, the unit you buy must have multiple frequency bands (atleast five) which includes 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2G, 3G and 4G signals.