Cellular Boosters are a great way to be “Anywhere Connected”, and Lakehead Communications carries SureCall and WeBoost.  We here at Lakehead Communications have provided this little Guide to Cellular Phone Boosters, this was taken from one of our supplier’s webpage SureCall.  

The Honest Truth About Cell Phone Signal Boosters

Signal boosters are a great way to eliminate weak signals and dropped calls for any mobile device user who already has a signal outside of their home, office, car or RV, or commercial building up to 100,000 sq ft. Every application is unique based on the signal strength outside of the building, the organic and manmade surroundings, the number of users, and overall user needs. This being the case, it’s important to understand what you need and what you’re buying before you buy it.  

How Does a Cell Phone Signal Booster Work? Why You Have Bad Reception & Dropped Calls

Bad reception and dropped calls are the result of different factors working both independently and together. These factors include distance from a cellular tower, user capacity for a cellular tower, and impediments between you and the tower such as geographic features (hills, mountains, rocks), organic features (trees, leaves, snow-pile), weather conditions (rain, snowfall, wind, dust), man-made structures (buildings, walls, fences), and conductive materials (copper, aluminum, salt water, and anything else that can conduct electricity). All of these can have a negative impact on the quality of your cell signal but, in most cases, a signal booster will be able to overcome these obstacles. A cell phone signal booster captures a nearby cellular signal, amplifies it, and broadcasts that signal in the space that needs a better cell phone signal. Signal booster kits work for small and large homes, offices, apartments, commercial buildings, and even cars, trucks, and RVs. Regardless of the space, the specific components of a cell phone booster include:

1. Outside Antenna – Installs on the exterior of your building in the location that receives the strongest signal from a nearby cell tower. This captures the strong signal outside of the building and pulls it into the building.

2. Signal Booster – Receives the signal from the outside antenna and amplifies the signal strength before sending the improved cellular signal to the indoor antenna(s).

3. Indoor Antenna(s) – These are installed inside the building to distribute the amplified signal throughout your building or vehicle. Some buildings may require multiple indoor antennas and/or multiple boosters.

4. Cables – Connects the outdoor antenna with the booster and the booster with the indoor antenna.

Cell Phone Signal Booster

Signal booster are typically carrier agnostic and one system can support all carriers. Cellular signal boosters will use an antenna to grab a signal outside of your building and, with the booster and internal antenna(e), will amplify and repeat that signal within the structure to give you a great cell connection throughout.

Will a Signal Booster Work When I Have No Cell Service?

If you have cellular service readings between -50 dB and -103 dB outside of your building, a signal booster should be able to improve your signal inside of the building. On the other hand, if your best signal reading outside of the building is between -104 dB and -150 dB and you do not have a clean line of sight to a cellular tower that is within 20-miles of your building, there is no signal booster, regardless of manufacturer, that will be able to boost your signal.


SureCall Cell Phone Boosters Mobile (Cars and Trucks)

SureCall Cell Phone Boosters for Home, Camp or Work

WeBoost Cell Phone Boosters Mobile (Car and Truck)

WeBoost Cell Phone Boosters for Home, Camp or Work

So if you need a Cell Phone Booster we at Lakehead Communications has you covered with our Anywhere Connected with SureCall and Weboost.  For more information on which Cell Phone Booster is the right one for your needs, please contact us.