Cell Phone Signal Boosters
Tech-wise, one of the biggest dilemmas facing Americans is a weak
cell signal. Cell phones are becoming more and more relied on than ever
before, with a new study showing that among people aged 18-29, 31% do
not have a landline phone and rely only on cell service only. This
number continues to grow year after year. Unfortunately not everyone
has the best cell reception.
Cell signals can be boosted using a kit that consists of an antenna
to talk back and forth with the nearest cell tower (sometimes called
the ‘outside antenna’), an amplifier to boost the existing reception,
and another antenna for the kit to communicate with cell phones and
data devices. Often times manufacturers will make all-in-one cell
signal boosters that have one of the two antennas built-in, like a
car booster kit that requires the ‘outside’ antenna to be mounted on
the roof while the ‘inside’ antenna and the amplifier is built into the
12V power adapter. There are other cell phone signal booster kits that
are more customizable and you are required to buy these three parts
Another thing to look out for when buying a cell phone signal
booster kit is to know which frequency your provider has you on.
There are two main frequencies: 800 MHz (cellular) and 1900 MHz (PCS).
It’s important to get the right booster kit for your signal frequency.
Although it can differ in some areas, in general AT&T, Verizon, and
Alltel are on the Cellular band, and Sprint, T-Mobile, Metro PCS,
Cricket, and Suncom are on the PCS band. You can always play it safe
and get a dual band booster kit as well.