What Is A Mobile Phone Signal Booster?

Author James Mash 6.7.2015. | 18:02

The world is currently engraved to the use of mobile phones for more than just communication purposes. Apparently, everyone with a mobile phone will surely use it in one way or another to communicate with someone else. It is obvious that at one time a mobile phone can suffer slow or very inferior signal or data connectivity which can be very irritating. However, this circumstance can be dealt with by the use of mobile phone signal booster.

mobile phone signal booster

A mobile phone signal booster is a device that secures an existing cell signal that is pre-found in an area, amplifies it and then broadcasts it to an area with a weak or no signal. A mobile booster’s minimum requirements are; an external antenna, a signal boosting amplifier and an internal antenna. When set up in the correct way, a mobile signal booster should capable of amplifying a poor or weak signal and transmit cell phone signals. However, for it to work, you must first place the external antenna in a place that has a stable signal.

A recommended signal booster will be able to cover at least an area of about 5, 500 square feet. This will happen if you have a strong external signal, which will be picked by an external antenna. On the contrary, if you have a less strong external signal, it is advised that you advance to a stronger system. This will help you get enough coverage. The big question that runs in many people’s minds is, how can I be able to determine where the external signal is strong or weak? Well, you can simply use your phone. This is done by analyzing the signal bars in your phone meaning the more the bars, the higher the strength and vice versa.

The amplifier power is key to choosing a good mobile signal booster. When choosing a signal booster, you should consider the amplifying power. Getting a mobile phone signal booster with a strong amplifying power will be worthwhile because you might find yourself in a situation where you are amplifying a weak signal. Weak signals require strong amplification for them to be distributed strongly, in a wide area.

Types of Antennas

Antennas are also very crucial in signal boosting. There are two major types of antennas:

1. Outside antennas

This category is further broken into two:

  • Omni-directional antennas: this are the most preferred because they are specially designed to send and receive signal in all directions. This will help reach multiple cell phone towers and boost mobile phone signal at the same time.
  • Directional (Yagi) antennas: This is suitable especially when you cannot reach a wide coverage because it is designed to reach a specific area. This shows that they are able to cover long distances. To add to that, this antenna will perfectly boost a weak signal where there is only a single cell provider.

outdoor antenna mobile signal booster

2. Inside antennas.

There are two types of inside antennas:

  • Panel antennas: These are built for speed and space. They cover long distances meaning the y can be used is storey buildings.
  • Dome antennas: These are on the other hand built for equality. They are used to distribute signal in all directions in a single room and function best if placed on the ceiling, at the center.

Lastly, but not least, mobile signal boosters should be compatible with most mobile phones. Signal boosters are very helpful because they expand antenna system hence helps improve cell services. Data is sped up and your battery life will be prolonged, dropped calls will be minimized and connection loss done away with.

Author James Mash 6.7.2015. | 18:02
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