A Complete Guide To Cell Phone Boosters

Cell Phone Booster
Cell Phone Booster
Cell Phone Booster
Cell Phone Booster

Issues in cellular network can affect the quality of cellular communication and disrupt business communications as well as personal interactions. Geographical factors, nature of the materials with which living spaces are built etc are some of the common factors that dampen the signal quality at your place.

Many remedies are merely temporary cure that fail to perform in all situations. Take for instance the solution, carrier-switching where you switch from one cellular service provider that has poor performance in your area to other that has offers good signal strength. The solution is fine if you stay permanently in one place but when you move to new location, the carrier you have switched to might not perform as it did in the previous location.

The best and simplest of solution to signal issues is the installation of cell phone booster that takes up any carrier signal, boosts it and rebroadcasts it to the reception points.

Cell Phone Booster

The device, cell phone booster takes in cellular signals available at your location and amplifies it to facilitate quality communication. The amplified cellular signals are then broadcasted to the required locations.

The device has simple working mechanism and minimal components that explain why they come at appreciably affordable rates.

Components Of Cell Phone Booster

Major components of cell phone booster are:

External Antenna

External antenna collects signals from the outside and transfers it to the next unit of the cellular signal booster, the amplifier. The outside antenna and amplifier are connected via physical cables, with the external antenna placed outdoors and amplifier kept indoors.

Two major types of external antenna are:

  • Omni-Directional Antenna

Omni-directional antenna captures signals within 360 degree range indicating that the antenna captures signals from all directions. Urban locations receive multiple carrier signals and hence the signal boosters should have the capacity to boost signals of multiple cellular service providers.

Omni-directional antenna is the best choice in situations like this, as it collects the signals coming from all directions efficiently.

  • Unidirectional Antenna

Unidirectional antenna collects signals coming from within 45 degree range, indicating that the antenna has to be placed by pointing to the cellular tower of the location. Remote locations do not receive signals from many cell phone towers. There wouldn’t mostly be more than one transmitting tower and the booster function depends on how well the signal from this single cell tower is collected.


The major boosting function of the cell phone booster is performed by the amplifier. The amplifying function begins once the external cellular signals are transferred into the amplifier by the external antenna. Cellular signal strength is measured in decibels, and the efficiency of the amplifier is indicated by its decibel gain. Higher decibel gains mean that the signal boosting efficiency of the amplifier is better than the one with a lower decibel gain.

Internal Antenna

The final function of cell phone booster is performed by the internal antenna that is placed indoors to broadcast the boosted signals to specific reception points. There might be more than one internal antenna placed inside living spaces or vehicles depending on the required coverage area and number of users to be supported.

Internal antenna has connections with the amplifier via coaxial cables. Two types of internal antennas for homes and buildings are:

  • Panel Antenna

Panel inside antennas are unidirectional antennas that broadcasts boosted signals to a particular direction. The antennas are usually fixed on the walls or ceilings of homes or buildings, with the signal reception reaching multiple points in a particular direction. They are especially suitable if multiple floors in a building have to be covered.

  • Dome antenna

The broadcasting range of dome antenna is wide than that of panel antenna, as it broadcasts signals to all directions. Thus the antenna is suitable for covering a single floor in a building.

Signal Booster Installation Guide

How simple or complex the signal booster installation process is, depends on the type of the area that requires the booster service. Larger the area, complex will be the installation. Here are some of the steps in installation of signal booster for homes.

  1. Find out the available signal strength in your location

The decibel gain of the booster amplifier and power of the antennas depend on the strength of the external signals. As a first step in installation, find out the point with the maximum external signal strength using smart phones or signal meters.

  1. Install the external antenna

After finding out the point where you get the best signals, place the external antenna by ensuring that the antenna is placed at the highest possible point probably on the rooftop.

  1. Connect the external antenna to the amplifier

Establish the connection between external antenna and amplifier via coaxial cable. You may run the cable to the inside of the house through the window or into the attic.

  1. Install the inside antenna

After figuring out the point in your house that needs boosted signals the most, install the           internal antenna either on the wall or ceiling.

  1. Power on

 Plug in the power supply to the amplifier and after the signal booster starts working, check near   the internal antenna to find out the extent to which signal is boosted.

Cell phone booster is the ideal solution that can solve pestering signal issues and offer quality cellular communication.