Your Home Needs A Good Cellular Signal
Smartphones have become a part of life — who doesn’t have one and who doesn’t use them? But amazingly enough many people don’t have a phone for playing games and sending texts or going to websites or looking at email — they’re using them for making and taking phone calls! And with a major amount of homeowners no longer having a landline (i.e., telephone plugged into the wall), it’s become up to the smartphone to fulfill this purpose when a person isn’t outside. But unlike a landline, a smartphone can’t guarantee a strong signal inside the house. That might partly be due to where the cellular tower is located relative to the house, but it also is dependent on how well that signal penetrates the house. And in many cases the signal going into the house is far from great, and in fact is just plain lousy.
So instead of putting up with 2 bars that often become less than 1 and the poor reception and dropped calls that result, why not somehow enhance that cellular signal? One way is by going outside where the cellular signal always does better, but that’s not a sensible answer when you’re standing in the kitchen or lying in bed. A better answer is to find a way to bring that better outside signal inside. So let’s use weBoost’s Home Studio.
Enhance The Cellular Signal
The Home Studio is an affordable option for enhancing a cellular signal at home. Because it retails for $350.00 and there’s no added fees or subscription charges to add onto that. There is a caveat though: the Home Studio is designed to work within about 2000 square feet. Realistically that means a large space, so say a kitchen and adjoining great room or a master bedroom.
A DIY Installation
Installing the Home Studio is definitely a DIY (do it yourself) operation, although if theres a need for a ladder some might feel more comfortable having another do it — you don’t need an electrician though so no worries there. Nor do you have to be concerned about city permits or anything like that. And since everything needed is provided (except that ladder), the whole operation can be done well within a few hours.
Some tools will be needed, but here’s the process and it’s pretty simple. You’ll be taking an outside antenna and situating it on a balcony railing or a vent pipe or even higher up if you don’t mind needing to get more supplies to get it to stay in place Like it was a satellite dish. Finding the best location with the strongest signal can be done using a program like OpenSignal or by looking at the bars on a smartphone while walking around the house. Anyway, the point is that the antenna will be attached outside so that it can get a signal. From the antenna is a coax cable that will go into the house. So as an example, the antenna cable goes through a hole drilled in the wall and this is gummed around with a sealant to waterproof it. The cable is then maneuvered into a corner of the area where the coverage is wanted — in this case it’s an end table in the master bedroom (obviously the cable will be snaked around baseboards so no one can trip over it). The booster/repeater is then placed on the end table, its antenna screwed in and then the AC plug goes into an outlet for power..
The booster then gets turned on and green LEDs indicate all is well — you don’t hear any Sci-Fi sounds or “see” the cellular signal that’s now inside. And which is much more stable and stronger than what you were getting without it.And you don’t do anything different when using the phone either. It’s just that you now have more bars and a much better connection. It’s also worth noting that the “better” the cellular signal is to start, the wider the area coverage will be.