Today it would seem that nearly everybody has a cell phone and yet you can’t always get through to them and this is because your call phone’s signal may be too weak or because you are in somewhat of a bad reception zone. There is an answer to this problem though and that answer is to get a cell phone signal booster. These are sometimes referred to as an amplifier or cellular reaper but they are the same thing and what they do is boost the signal of your cell phone.
If you know that your home or even your work place, are located in an area that suffers bad reception or poor signal, you can get one of these boosters and that will counteract the problem. There are several reasons why an area may experience a weak signal, one being that if you are located in a rural area, the number of people in that area, may not warrant the communications company placing an additional booster of their own in that area. Perhaps ironically, another reason is that there are too many people in the area. If there are a lot of people, it will also mean that there are a lot of buildings and as many buildings, concrete ones anyway, have steel pans within their concrete construction, those steel pans weaken the signal and so too many of them in one concentrated area, will result in weak signals. Large buildings like malls and hospitals can also experience bad reception with the reception getting worse the further inside the building you go and this is because having penetrated the walls of the building, the signal’s strength is weakened and continues to weaken the further it travels. Although most built up areas will have ample boosters already, it is possible for a dead zone to exist in one of these areas and this is due to signals being bounced in the wrong direction by certain buildings in that area.
There are several different types of booster that are available for purchase but there are just two basic types, analogue signal boosters and smart signal boosters. The analogues boosters will usual use an outside antenna and so will come with an antennae and cables, usually requiring installation by a professional. The smart signal boosters, as the booster itself has internal antennae, will need no such installation by a professional or anyone else; they are referred to plug and play.
If you are often on the road and so are not sure when or if you will travel into an area that experiences problems with signal strength, it is possible to get a booster that is specifically designed for use in vehicles. These types of boosters are perhaps particularly useful for people that have campers and like to spend time in some of the more remote locations.
Although boosters are allowed to be bought and used by private individuals, different laws and regulations apply to them in different countries and so it is always advisable to check the regulations before buying one as some may be illegal where you intend to use it.