All of you voracious readers following this blog would have read about what a cell phone signal booster can do for your phone. But this beckons the mother of all questions, what is cell phone booster? Well fret not, as that is where we jump right in!
A cell signal booster is in a way a combination of both an amplifier and a repeater. It comprises of three main components, which are an exterior antenna, an amplifier and an interior antenna. These make up a wireless network to help improve cell signal strength.
The repeater system involves the amplifier adding gain to the incoming reception in an omni directional set up. The work of the external antenna is to primarily receive and transmit the signal to a cellular tower with a gain. The decibel gain lies in the range of 7-10 dB.
The Technological Wizardry Of A Signal Booster
A cell phone booster boosts the signal in places where the reception is weak. The strength of which is an indirect proportionality to the number and size of obstacles between them. These obstacles which could be anything from poles and trees to even a skyscraper. These end upabsorbing the signal and creating interference and subsequent low signal strength.
Initially, the signal is captured by the outside antenna. The cellular signal repeater then amplifies the signal and then rebroadcasts it across its area of coverage using its internal antenna. The culmination of which is a more powerful signal strength, and more bars appearing in the corner of your phone screen. The voice on the other end will be clearer and your calls won’t drop all too often. You can expect your phone to boast of more blinding internet speeds, and the rotating buffering circle on YouTube videos will occur seldom. This is how the magic all happens. What’s more, nowadays booster work with all possible network platform from GSM, CDMA, TDMA, HSPA+, UMTS and even the now standard Long-Term Evolution (LTE).
One other benefit to using boosted connection is the enhanced battery life. The reason being that cell phone will now have to expend less juice to latch on to a signal of permissible strength. A win-win situation whatever way you look at it!