There are boosters for cell phones now available to buy and use but, as boosters can affect other people’s signals as well as your own, there are regulations and laws concerning their use. These regulations differ from country to country and in some instances from one area to another and so if you are considering buying one, check on any regulations concerning them in your area first. Although a new signal booster should comply with current regulations, it is always best to check in order to make sure as, the penalties for interfering with communication signals can be quite severe.
The reason why cell phone boosters are available is because in some rural areas, the population is few and far between and so the service provider’s boosters do not reach everybody. Even if someone lives in a well built-up area, it is possible that they may also have problems with signal strength and this is because, some building allow signals to bounce off them and although this is fairly common, where several of these buildings are located in the same area, they can create what is known as a dead zone, somewhere where any signals are weak. A seas zone is also sometimes created in the middle of some larger building like mall complexes but the reason for this is that although the signals may have been able to penetrate the walls, having done so they start to weaken.
If you decide that you are need of a cell phone booster, you will have decide which particular one it is that you want as today, there are several different ones available. The cheapest of the cell phone boosters available, will probably have an external antenna which, as it is directional, may need installing. The more expensive ones though, will usually have multi-directional antenna which are internal to the booster. As these boosters have internal antenna and therefore need no installation, they are often referred to as plug in and play boosters.
Each booster is made to be good for a specific area and the smallest ones that area means within 8 feet of the booster. Although these may be good for use at one particular desk or at best in one particular room, they are no good for distances beyond that. The next size boosters though, are good for an entire office or even a medium sized house as they have a range of 5,000 square feet. Moving up in size are the biggest ones which can be used in an area of 10,000 square feet, more suitable for the larger homes. The other type of booster that is available is a mobile one, one that fits in your car or camper. With one of these fitted, whether you travel with your work or on your vacation, no matter where you go, you can be assured that you will at least have a signal whilst in or near your vehicle, even if otherwise you are in a dead zone.