If you run a business or home office you know how important it is to have cell phone service, a poor cell phone signal can break a deal and cost your business lost revenue. We have all had dropped calls do to inadequate cell phone service and deal with people who’s cell phone drops or distorts our calls making it almost impossible to communicate. In this day and age with all of the advancements in smartphone technology you would think that our cell signal would be getting better. I remember my Nokia brick cell phone that you could make a phone call from an elevator, now our iPhones can sometimes hardly place a call from an open field.
This is due to several factors.
The two key factors are that the newer smaller cell phones utilize smaller antennas and then there are the building materials that we use to make our homes and businesses greener. I’m sure that you can understand how a smaller antenna will puck up less cell signal but let me elaborate on how our homes are interfering with our cell service.
Some of most common building material that we use interferes with our cell service.Newer windows are more energy efficient and the window panes are covered with a thin film of material called Low-E that helps block the infrared light thus blocking heat, this also blocks cell phone signal. Then there is radiant barrier, basically a metallic film stuck to the underside of the decking of the roof and on the insulation foam in our walls, it also blocks infrared and thermal energy as well as cell phone signal. The stucco on our homes has a chicken wire structure that the concrete is applied to to hold it into place. This, like the shielding in a coaxial cable jacket bleeds off radio interference, not much signal is going get through that stuff. Metal roofs are a big factor and the thickness of the building material itself is also a factor. The more you insulate from the outside climate the more interference there is for your cell service.
So whats the solution?
Installing a Wilson Electronics cell phone booster can take a weak signal and boost it into the home or office giving you excellent cell phone service, clear voice calls and faster data signal. We attach an antenna to the exterior of the building and point it in the direction of the nearest cell tower to pickup the strongest cell signal to boost, then we run a coaxial cable into the building to carry the signal to an amplifier for boosting. Once amplified it travels through the next length of coaxial cable to either a splitter to be distributed among several indoor antennas or a single indoor antenna. From there the signal is picked up in your home or office. The cell phone booster also picks up your cell phone’s signal and boost it then transmits it to the cell tower so that the person on the other end of the line can hear you clearly as well, it relays the signal back and forth. This can be done in a 50sq ft room or a 100,000sq ft warehouse and only requires additional boosting of the signal and indoor antennas. There is a solution for every scenario.
What about while I’m driving?
Austin Mobile Computer Repair also offers cell phone booster for your car, truck, fleet, boat, rv you name it. The same principal applies as in a building except we use an omnidirectional antenna that doesn’t need to be pointed directly at a tower. As you drive down the road its always picking up the strongest signal and boosting it into the cab.
Give us a call at 512-872-2811 today for an on-site survey and see how we can improve your signal.