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On April 5th, 2024

3 Scenarios Where Signal Boosters Excel

Computers definitely have their place, but a lot of work communication can happen on our smartphones. You might be taking a call from a client on your cell phone, checking email on the go, or coordinating with co-workers over text. In theory, these tasks should be easy. But when disrupted signals get in your way, it’s time to get to the root of the problem. Could a cell signal booster deliver the right benefits and solve your problems for good?

When Do Cell Phone Boosters Really Work?

Signal boosters are designed to enhance your cell phone’s signal by pulling in the available cellular signal in your area and amplifying it. Once set up correctly, you can enjoy better connectivity and a more reliable, steady signal to put an end to those annoying dropped calls, delayed text messages, and painfully slow data speeds. The trick, though, is to make sure you’re only investing in a signal booster when you’re confident that it will work for your situation. They solve problems the best when these criteria are in play.

1. Your outdoor cell signal is pretty good—but you’re losing it inside

Maybe you haven’t been having cell issues outside your building. If the problems only happen once you get indoors, or if the signal is unreliable in particular rooms, then there’s a good chance that a cell phone booster can help you out!

It’s all because boosters amplify existing signals. Knowing that you already have a reliable signal nearby means that your new equipment will likely be able to boost those faint signals from your nearest cell tower. Then the boosted signals can be directed to the areas that need better coverage, whether that’s the breakroom in the far back of the building, the basement storage area, or dead zones on an upper floor.

2. You want to boost signals for devices from different carriers

While some types of cell phone boosters are carrier-specific, others will be compatible with all of the major carriers. Making sure you go with the right type of booster is key here. With a signal booster that works across different cellular devices and carriers, you can help anyone on your site get better connectivity. It won’t be restricted to just one brand.

3. You can install your signal booster antennas in the ideal locations

One thing people may not realize about signal boosters is that these devices come with two antennas. Each antenna needs to be strategically placed in order to effectively communicate with the other. If they are too far apart, they won’t be able to get in sync. On the other hand, if they are too close together, then you could run into a feedback loop where they’re picking up each other’s signals.

Your booster installation options need to be a good fit for your building in order to work correctly. One will be placed on the outside of the building to pull in the nearest tower’s cell signal. The other antenna will be located inside at a certain “minimum required separation distance,” or MRSD for short, from the outside antenna. This indoor antenna should be set up in the area where you want the biggest signal boost. If all the measurements work out, then you should get some great results!

Let Us Help You Find the Right Match

Not sure whether your location meets these important requirements for a signal booster to work? Well, we can help you out! Call on our team at Enhanced Telecommunications and Data to do a site assessment. Then we can answer your questions about bringing stronger, faster connectivity across your site. In some cases a cell phone signal booster can be a great solution. Other times we may need to incorporate additional equipment to improve your setup. Just send us a message to start the conversation. We’re based in Boise, Idaho and proud to partner with organizations of all sizes throughout the state of Idaho and into Eastern Oregon!

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