Like many people, if your property or business premises suffers from an unreliable, patchy mobile signal, one way to vastly improve this situation is to invest in a mobile repeater, such as a Vodafone signal booster. Available for all major UK networks, not only Vodafone, a signal booster is almost guaranteed to dramatically increase your voice call reception and 4G/3G data connectivity.
But what causes poor mobile signal? There are a variety of reasons. Often, the issue is the distance from a nearby base station. These ‘mobile phone towers’ are where your handset will receive its signal from. If the base station is located a number of miles away, the signal can become weak, leading to poor call reception. Data also becomes increasingly difficult to access the further away you are from a signal.
However, there are times when you may be in close range of a base station but still suffer from a bad reception. This can be due to any number of factors, such as high-density brick walls, ‘faraday cage’ construction that blocks electromagnetic fields, the national environment (e.g. the landscape or turbulent weather), or the layout of a property.
This is why a Vodafone signal booster is the ideal solution for combating poor signal strength. The system is simple and works much like an amplifier, collecting the original signal from the base station and then boosting the power before re-broadcasting it indoors. This lets you enjoy crystal clear voice calls and fast 4G/3G data connections, helping you access social media and your important e-mail messages.
You do not need to have any major technical knowledge to install a signal booster. The system usually comprises of 4 parts: an internal and external antenna, an amplifier box, and cables to connect each part together. The most difficult task is mounting the external antenna outside the property, but this can be completed with relative ease. Once installed, the signal booster should function immediately.
The ease of setup means that a Vodafone signal booster can be used in a variety of settings, including houses, apartments, business premises, such as shops, cafes and pubs, or even larger premises, such as hotels and factories. It is also worth noting that a variety of custom solutions can also be configured if you have a commercial premises and need a bespoke system to meet your requirements.
There are different configurations of signal booster to suit a wide range of property types. Smaller properties such as apartments and standard-sized houses will no doubt benefit from the entry level Vodafone signal boosters. This is because the booster coverage will support up to 250sqm. For properties that are larger, systems are available that can achieve 500sqm, or even 1000sqm. If you require a booster for a very large premises, a 2500sqm coverage may be required.
Another thing you will need to consider is the contention rate, or the number of people that you envisage will be connecting to the indoor signal antenna. For smaller properties, a single antenna will usually suffice. However, if you want multiple people to be able to connect simultaneously, you will probably need to purchase additional internal antennas, especially if you have multiple large rooms. These can be easily added to the system by means of simple connections.
As a method to significantly boost a mobile signal, a Vodafone signal booster is a wise investment. For a relatively affordable price, a mobile repeater can transform patchy one-bar phone reception into five-bars in a matter of minutes. It is no surprise therefore that signal boosters are becoming increasingly popular, especially in more remote locations.