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On June 30th, 2021

How Signal Boosters Actually Work for Commercial Sites


At some point or another, we’ve all had problems with dropped calls and weak cell phone signals. Whether you’re talking on the phone while driving in the car or even just walking around the house, getting a conversation cut off is usually pretty frustrating.

This only gets multiplied when we’re dealing with business calls. No one wants their technology to be inconsistent. And in professional environments, it’s even more awkward to have to explain or apologize for weak cell reception. Fortunately, signal boosters provide a relatively simple solution. But first you need to check a few things around your site. Then you’ll have a better idea about how signal boosters work—and if they’ll actually solve the problem.

Typical Reasons for Weak Cell Phone Signals

Before anyone gets started on a signal booster installation project, it’s important to think through the different explanations for why those weak signals are happening in the first place. To start, be sure to confirm that multiple people are having issues with their phones. You probably don’t want to invest in an upgrade just because one person has an older phone.

A more likely scenario, though, is that your building happens to be in the last reaches of your local cell tower. The farther away you are from that tower, the harder it is for the signal to reach your site and actually stay strong.

Other situations could relate to your building design. This is mostly the case if you aren’t receiving any signal at all while inside. But if you’re able to get a usable signal outside and nearby the building, then you've got a good chance of benefiting from a commercial signal booster. They should be able to pick up the weak signal and send it on to reach all of the people spread throughout the building.

About Commercial Signal Boosters

When trying to understand how signal boosters work, it’s usually easier to keep things simple. Another name for cell phone signal boosters is cell repeaters. This is a great place to start because the solutions really do just that! The technology captures the existing signal, and then it copies or “repeats” it to make the reception in your area stronger.

Signal boosters that are specifically designed for office spaces and commercial buildings can improve the cell signal in areas of up to 500,000 square feet. Just be aware that the correct place to have your signal booster antenna installed is wherever the existing cell signal works the best on your property. After that, the rest of the hardware can get hooked up and you should be good to go. The only difference would be if your site is so large that you need more than one signal booster to cover the area.

Better Cell Signals—Guaranteed

Our team at Enhanced Telecommunications and Data chooses to work with SureCall signal boosters because their solutions are extremely reliable. But you can have even more confidence in your setup because they come with a great warranty too. You won't be limited to just one carrier type either. They work to improve the signal of every US cell carrier within reach of your building.

To get the best results from your system, you need to have a careful site review and an experienced tech for the install. That’s exactly what we deliver. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re ready to learn more!

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