Although cell phone boosters are good at times, there are, in some countries, strict regulations regarding their use and so before buying one, you should always check what the regulations on their use is, for where you intend to use them. Although strict regulations do exist, often the retailer will neglect to inform you of this fact when you come to buy one and so it is up to you to check.
A signal booster is sometimes needed as it is not everywhere that you can always get a good signal on your cell phone and the reason for this is often one of the following:
Remoteness – Sometimes in very rural areas, the lack of people prompts the service providers to not bother placing boosters in those areas.
Large Buildings – In very large buildings such as hospitals and malls, as signals continuously lose their strength having penetrated the walls, the signal is weaker towards the centre of these large buildings.
Heavily Built-Up Areas – Although in most heavily built-up areas there are ample boosters positioned by the service providers, due to signals bouncing off some structures, some built-up areas experience poor signal strength.
If you live in one of these areas that experiences poor signal strength or, even intend to visit one of these areas on a fairly regular basis, you may want to consider getting a signal booster. You may also want to consider one if you travel a lot as you may never know when or where you may experience the problem. Of course, if you travel a lot or perhaps even if you intend to use a camper for your vacation time, you will want to get one of the boosters that are specifically designed for use with vehicles.
Other than the boosters designed for use with vehicles, there are two other basic types, one that comes with an external antenna and so will need to be installed at an appropriate spot or, a booster which is referred to as a plug and play booster as it has internal antenna and so needs no installation of any kind.
The actual booster that you would want to buy basically depends on where you intend to use it and over what size an area you would want it to be effective. We have already mentioned the ones for use with vehicles but for static ones there are ones that are suitable for small areas, perhaps up to about 8 feet which are ideal for an office or desk or even perhaps a small apartment. Then there are those that are suitable for use in an area of up to 5,000 square feet which are suitable for medium sized homes and perhaps a set of offices. The larger ones can cover an area of up to 10,000 square feet and so they are more suitable for larger homes and office complexes. First though, remember to check that the one you want is legal for you to use in your area.