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What is a Public Safety Signal Booster?

Chances are that you’ve never heard of a public safety signal booster. Or even less an in-building public safety radio enhancement system, like NIST calls them. But for the millions of people in the US brave enough to be counted as “First Responders” a public safety signal booster could be the difference between life and death.

some large buildings need to be served by a public safety signal booster

Lessons Learned From the 911 Tragedy

I clearly remember where I was and what I was doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was a student at Weber State University. My wife was getting ready for work. She was working as an Ophthalmic Assistant to help put me through school. She was watching Fox 13 News that morning while getting ready for work. I had been up most of the night doing homework, so I was still asleep. She woke me up to tell me that a plane or something had just crashed into a skyscraper in New York.

Perplexed, I stumbled into the living room and laid on the couch in front of the television. I had just wiped the sleep from my eyes when the second plane hit its target. Right away I knew that this wasn’t just a random accident like the commentators were initially reporting, this had to be something much more sinister.

Reports started filtering in about other plane crashes. A plane hitting the Pentagon, and another hitting the ground somewhere in Pennsylvania. I was shocked. I skipped school and stayed glued to me television for the next 48 hours. As the reports later began to call this a terrorist attack, I wanted to enlist in the military and ‘return the favor’ to those terrorists that had ended so many thousands of innocent lives. My wife was vehemently opposed to me enlisting in the military. I was too madly in love with her to risk losing my marriage over the fight. So I sat and I watched the television, and listened to the radio, and did nothing.

Public safety signal boosters protect the life of first responders

Communications are Vital

As I worthlessly sat in front of the television, 70,000 first responders sprang into action at ground zero. Firefighters were running into burning buildings! They were sacrificing their own lives to try to save the lives of whomever they could… strangers.

As firefighters rushed into the smoke-filled stairwells of the burning towers, they noticed that visibility wasn’t the only thing that they were missing. They had also lost reliable radio communication. They were blind, and they had also lost the ability to receive help from their colleagues calling out the shots from the vantage point of the command post.

My brother is a police officer. For him, there is nothing scarier than being out of radio contact. Radio provides a life line. Eyes where you have none. Information that is critical to the successful completion of your job. Without radio contact, you lose all advantage and the balance tips in favor of the bad guys… or the disaster.

Hindsight is Always 20-20

After the 911 tragedy, as with every tragedy, there was a call for answers. People wanted to know WHY so many people had died? Why weren’t the fire suppression systems sufficient to put out the blaze? Why weren’t first responders able to get reliable communications?

The government commissioned NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) to answer some of those questions. NIST conducted a very thorough review of the tragedy. One of the many NIST recommendations was recommendation 22:

NIST recommends the installation, inspection, and testing of emergency communications systems, radio communications, and associated operating protocols to ensure that the systems and protocols: (1) are effective for large-scale emergencies in buildings with challenging radio frequency propagation environments; and (2) can be used to identify, locate, and track emergency responders within indoor building environments and in the field.

Do I need a Public Safety Signal Booster?

Great question! A question that isn’t really easy to answer. Chances are that if you are searching the internet for a public safety signal booster, most likely, you already know you need one. ( I am happy to sell you one here ) If you aren’t sure if you need one, there are a few determining factors to figure out if you have to have one.

Generally speaking, in most cases, newly constructed buildings with an area of at least 10,000 square feet per floor, and at least three floors high are required to have signal strength of -95 dBm or better in designated critical areas – elevators, stairwells, etc. – in order to receive a certificate of occupancy.

If you are the owner or architect of a new building under construction, you really should engage the services of an RF engineer to determine if you will need a public safety signal booster. There is a long, long complicated list of requirements that really make it difficult to say “yes” or “no” for any particular situation. As with most things dealing with RF (radio frequency), it depends.

If you are the “Authority Having Jurisdiction”, or the fire chief signing off on a new building so it can receive it’s Certificate of Occupancy, it might be worth your while to spend some time exploring the building and making sure that there’s a reliable signal throughout the property. Check the stairwells, elevator shafts, basements and other areas that you’d really not enjoy being without a signal. If it leaves you nervous, you might want to request that the owner provide a public safety signal booster.

Guardian3 QR Public Safety Signal Booster

Why SureCall?

SureCall’s in-building public safety radio enhancement system (or public safety band signal booster) adequately amplifies FirstNet signals for crucial communications. It delivers consistent signal for First Responders and other public safety officials that rely on two-way radio communication inside large buildings.

  • The SureCall Guardian3 QR meets the code for Chapter 24 Emergency Communications System of NFPA72, 1221 and IFC 510.
  • It includes a NEMA-4 rated housing, eliminating the need for an additional NEMA enclosure.
  • The SureCall Guardian QR can provide reliable coverage of up to 80,000 square feet.
  • It supports more than 100 simultaneous users per band on 700 MHz (FirstNet ready), 800 MHz, 900 MHz (SMRS)
  • Boosts all public safety bands
  • 3-year warranty

At an affordable price point of $6,669.00 MSRP (drop me an email contact@cellbooster.us for better pricing), it’s really a small investment to ensure the peace of mind and safety of the First Responders that put their life on the line for us on a daily basis.

If you have questions about the SureCall Guardian3 QR (SC-TriPSBS-80-QR) or any other SureCall signal booster, I am always happy to help. Please drop me an email: contact@cellbooster.us and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

– Rob

SureCall Fusion4Home vs WeBoost Connect 4G

A while ago, I had the opportunity to compare the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home. We tested the boosters at a friend’s quaint cabin high in the beautiful Cedar Mountains.

The location couldn’t have been more amazing! The birds were chirping, chipmunks bustled about and deer drank form a nearby pond. The gentle fall breeze rustled through the pine trees. Luckily, my friend’s cabin was located just beyond where the summer wildfires of 2017 had burned down a bunch of cabins and ravaged 71,000 acres of beautiful landscape.

The surroundings here were perfect, but the cell phone signal was terrible. Outside of the cabin, barely 1 bar of signal was available. Inside of the cabin, no signal at all was present. No texts, no data, no phone calls. Nothing. Which made this a perfect location to compare the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home signal booster to determine which was better suited for this situation.

Why would you want a booster?

If I were up there in the mountains at a cabin, why would I waste my time comparing the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home signal boosters?

Whenever I talk about cell phone signal boosters being used in these beautiful outdoor settings, there’s always a few people that will comment…

“If I was in a beautiful place like that, cell phone signal would be the last thing on my mind!” or…

“I go to places like that to get away from the world, why would I want a cell phone there!”

Let me tell you why… eventually.

I’m no Gaston

I’ve never been a big hunter. I went hunting ONCE with my dad when I turned 8 or 9 years old. We embarked on what I thought was an epic journey into the wild to bring home a freezer full of meat. We saw a few deer, and even got a shot off at one. It wasn’t until later, (only a few years ago), that my dad finally admitted to me that our amazing hunting experience wasn’t at all what I had thought.

Our hike “deep into the woods” was really us barely 20 feet from the road. We literally walked us in circles for about 20 minutes so we thought that we were really far out there. Then we built a campfire, because it “was cold outside and it would attract the deer that wanted to warm up.”  I couldn’t quite figure out why a deer would want to come near a campfire, but I trusted my dad. He was my hero and he knew everything in the world that was worth knowing.

My dad sat on a lawn chair that he had carried in and read the news paper. Every 10 minutes or so he would rustle the newspaper a little bit and say, “Did you hear that? It was a deer. If you guys weren’t being so noisy, we probably could have shot it.” After my dad finished the paper, he jumped up and took a shot at a massive buck that was hopping through the tree line… or so I thought.

Shattered

He later admitted that it was absolutely nothing. He shot at a tree about 20 yards away. After the shot he said, “Darn it! I missed it. If you guys hadn’t of been arguing over the fire, we could have gotten that one. You scared it off. It was a huge buck! Probably the biggest I’ve ever seen.” Since he had taken a shot, all of the other deer in the vicinity had undoubtedly taken off, and it made no sense to stay, so we left and went back home.

As I later found out, there was no buck. There was no deer. It was all a ruse so that we would stop bugging my dad to take us hunting. We had a terrible time, and we never bothered him to go hunting again.

Work Begins When You Pull the Trigger

Surrounded by nature why would you want to compare the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home
Photo by Steve from Pexels

Fast forward 20 some years. I had a really good neighbor that got me interested in hunting again. He assured me how amazing and fun it was. He talked me into going hunting with him, because REAL hunting was a blast.

I got my tag, and we set out hunting. It was fun. Until I shot something. That’s when my buddy, John, told me, “My dad always says, hunting’s like sex. The fun ends and the work begins as soon as you pull the trigger.” That couldn’t have been more accurate of a statement. I now understood why my dad had absolutely no desire to create a memorable hunting experience for me.

Will You Take Us Hunting?

Why you'd need a cell phone signal booster. Reason to compare the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home
Photo by Kaboompics // Karolina from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/forest-road-6263/

It wasn’t much time later that my son started on me about the hunting thing. I decided to take him. I wasn’t going to make it a productive hunt. But I was determined to have some fun with my kids. I decided to take 4 of my 5 young-uns along for the experience.

We started out down a dirt road. Eventually the road took us down a pretty steep road with very loose rock. Then the dirt road became a trail. A trail that my truck no longer fit on. To make matters worse, two years earlier I had managed to impulsively purchase the only damn truck in all of southern Utah that wasn’t 4-wheel drive. We were stuck. The road became treacherous and very scary to navigate.

We had gone beyond the point of no return, because my truck couldn’t make it back up that loose rock without 4-wheel drive. Also, there was no way to turn around, because the ravine hugging the edge of the trail made it impossible to navigate a turn around. It was bad! On 3 or 4 separate occasions, I had all of the kids get out of the truck and wait with my cell phone just in case I didn’t make it through the next vehicular obstacle.

“Jaxon, take daddy’s phone. If my truck rolls off this cliff, hike to the top of that mountain over there and call 9-1-1, ok?”

As you could probably guess, cell phone signal was not well in the bottom of this ravine. This is just one of the many occasions that I really could have benefitted from a cell phone signal booster.

WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home

SureCall Fusion4Home Yagi Panel Kit

My “hunting” experience aside, there are tons of reasons why you might want to have reliable cell phone coverage on the mountain in your cabin. So I decided to test out the SureCall Fusion4Home and see how it stacked up to the comparable WeBoost Connect 4G product. The “WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home” title bout if you will.

First off, I expected there to be no signal at all… Even with the cell phone signal boosters. I was surprised that I was able to go from NO usable signal to some useable signal with both of the competing cell phone signal boosters.

Secondly, I never expected the SureCall cell phone signal booster to perform as good as it did. I expected them to be very close to the same. I expected the difference to be negligible at best. They both have similar specs, and I really didn’t expect to see as big a difference in the two boosters like I did. The SureCall booster was able to consistently provide about 10-20 dB better signal strength than the WeBoost product.

The Results


I had a friend video record the results of our tests of the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home. I will let the video mostly speak for itself, but I will tell you that the SureCall signal booster FAR outperformed the WeBoost signal booster in my field test.

The SureCall signal booster consistently provided a stronger signal throughout the cabin. I was able to get cell phone calls to work with both products. I was only able to check my email and send data attachments with the SureCall signal booster attached.

Also, I noticed that the WeBoost signal booster got really warm after a while. It was noticeably hot to the touch. Hot enough that I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving it connected while the cabin was unattended. Surprising. I don’t know why it would need to dissipate so much heat.

Conclusions

So, looking at the results of my comparison of the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home, if you are looking for a reliable cell phone signal booster for a home or a cabin that will work in situations where there is little to no usable signal, I would definitely recommend the SureCall Fusion4Home. In my comparison of the WeBoost Connect 4G vs SureCall Fusion4Home, I found that the SureCall Fusion4Home easily outperformed the WeBoost Connect 4G signal booster. Which was a bit surprising. They both have such similar specs. And with the WeBoost product having quite a heftier price tag, I honestly expected it to perform better than it did.

If you are looking for the vehicle cell phone signal booster that I tested in this video, you can find it here in my store.

As always, if you have any questions or need help in figuring out which cell phone signal booster is right for your situation, please feel free to drop me an email to rob@cellbooster.us. I love this stuff and I’m always happy to help out!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Rob

What is Oscillation?

If you’ve spent any amount of time investigating cell phone signal boosters, you’ve come across the word oscillation. In this post, I will try to answer the question: “What is oscillation?” and explain why it matters in the world of cell phone signal boosters.

Wikipedia defines oscillation as:

Oscillation is the repetitive variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value (often a point of equilibrium) or between two or more different states.

That definition is as useful as those little “do not remove” tags on mattresses. Basically, an oscillation is anything that repeats itself over and over. In my opinion, oscillation is the wrong word to apply to the problem that its talking about.

What’s the Problem?

Feedback at a concert is a form of oscillation

I remember many, many years ago when my parents took me to my first concert ever; the “Beach Boys!” It was awesome! The cassette tapes my dad forced us to listen to in the car I was now hearing live! I LOVED it.

Before the concert, the emcee got up on stage to do a little giveaway. Whenever he walked too close to the stage speakers, the stadium would erupt with a high-pitched screech. Walking away from the speakers would make the screeching stop again. The emcee kept forgetting about the feedback and kept walking too close to the speakers. It was super annoying!

The rest of the world calls this high-pitched screeching  feedback. When the microphone would pick up the amplified signal from the speakers, which was the amplified signal from the microphone, which was the amplified signal from the microphone…

Basically when something is amplified multiple times, it quickly becomes amplified out of control and quickly becomes unmanageable. The small signal from the microphones is amplified multiple times until it is too large to amplify and it sounds terrible.

Signal Boosters and Oscillation

The same thing can happen with cell phone signal boosters. When the outside antenna and the inside antenna overlap coverage, there exists the potential that the signal booster could pick up the amplified signal and re-amplify that signal repeatedly.

What does that mean for cell phone signal boosters? Well, just like the feedback that occurs between the microphone and the speakers in my earlier example, the same type of problem occurs with RF and the cell phone signal boosters.

When a cell phone signal booster receives a signal on the outside antenna that it has already amplified, it will re-amplify that signal. This will create a big feedback loop and inject an RF version of that audio screech into the RF spectrum. This big blast of signal can cause quite a few problems. When that big blast of RF makes its way back to the cell phone towers it can actually overload and take down the cell phone towers.

Avoiding Oscillation

At the Beach Boys concert, walking away from the speakers caused the feedback to stop. Likewise, keeping the outside and inside antennas away from each other is how to avoid oscillation from cell phone signal boosters. When cell phone signal boosters first hit the market, the manufacturers relied on people to properly install their signal boosters to make sure that this oscillation (or feedback) didn’t do damage to the cell phone towers.

Naturally, the general public kept installing these cell phone signal boosters improperly and caused problems for the cell phone companies. To prevent problems, the signal booster manufacturers created a way to keep these boosters from acting bad when installed improperly.

So, they invented an oscillation detection algorithm to detect when these amplifiers were oscillating. These amplifiers would sense when they were in an oscillation and shut themselves down. Win/win right?

Politics

Big brother the FCC saves us

Not exactly. The cell phone companies launched a huge effort to shut down cell phone signal boosters because these devices infringed on their frequencies. The major players in the signal booster industry launched a huge counter-effort to persuade the FCC to, in effect, not “throw the baby out with the bath water.” There’s my nod to Joe Banos, who helped lead the charge as Wilson Electronics COO at the time.

Things got ugly. Even Senators got involved in the fight. A special tip o’ the hat to Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch who allowed his office to be used to tell all parties to play nice. Then, our big brother the FCC stepped in to save everyone. The FCC mandated that cell phone signal boosters adhere to certain design characteristics, which all boosters currently selling on the market must follow–if they’re FCC approved.

Anyways, if you have any more questions about cell phone signal boosters, I’m always happy to answer them. Just drop me an email to rob@cellbooster.us and I will be happy to answer them for you.

As always, if you are ready to make a cell phone signal booster purchase, I am more than happy to sell them to you here in my online store. Thanks for stopping by!

– Rob

What Frequency Does My Cell Phone Use?

I have answered many emails asking the same basic question, “Will booster X work with my cell phone provider Y?” Or, “What Frequency does my cell phone use?” In this post I’ll try to help you figure out what cell phone boosters will work with which carriers and how you’ll be able to figure it out on your own.

In order to understand this concept a little better, I might need to go back in time a little bit.

What frequency does my cell phone use? Let's go back in time
Diddly whoop… diddly whoop… diddly whoop…

What is a radio frequency anyway?

The year was 1865.

The Civil War was just coming to a close. President Lincoln was visiting Ford’s Theater for the last time. Meanwhile, somewhere in England, in the dark recesses of the Scottish mathematician James Clerk Maxwell’s brain, the theory of electromagnetism was being conceived. Maxwell had mathematically proved that electricity, magnetism and light were all manifestations of the same phenomenon.

In a nutshell, he had demonstrated that electrical and magnetic fields travel, intertwined through space at the speed of light. Eventually, his findings would go on to prove the existence of radio waves, or radio frequencies (RF).

Light waves and radio waves are basically the same thing. They are electric fields moving in conjunction with magnetic fields. So, light waves move at a wavelength of 380-450 nanometers (that’s REALLY short) and the longest radio waves have a wavelength of about 100,000 kilometers (super long).

Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic waves photo credit: https://byjus.com/physics/characteristics-of-em-waves/

Big Brother To The Rescue

So people started experimenting with radio waves. Marconi was transmitting sparks across the Atlantic Ocean and people were having a free-for-all with their radio frequencies. So, in stepped the great overseer, our big brother, the federal government to protect us all from the harm that we would undoubtedly cause ourselves by not having someone to tell us what to do with this plethora of available, free radio frequency.

Thus, in 1934 the FCC was born to manage radio frequencies in the US and eventually, somehow, manage to make themselves in charge of our Internet freedom. The FCC took the available spectrum and organized it into different blocks. Here is a pretty good diagram of how our current radio spectrum is divided in the US. Download your own copy to print out and hang on your wall here.

United States frequency allocation chart to help decide What frequency does my cell phone use
By United States Department of Commerce [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What does this have to do with ‘What frequency does my cell phone use’?

Valid question. Right there in that picture, the middle of the fifth band from the top are a few little sections called “Fixed Mobile.” That, my friends, is where cell phones live.

Here are a few fun facts that I found on Wireless Advisor.com’s website:

Did you know…

The United States is divided into 734 Cellular markets (850 MHz), 493 PCS markets (1900 MHz), 734 AWS markets (1.7/2.1 GHz) and 734 700 MHz markets?

That there are more than 150 wireless and cellular phone service companies in the U.S.?

So, there’s 150 wireless and cell phone companies in the US?!? What?!? I’ve only ever heard of 4 or 5 of them. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular, right? With all of these 150 different carriers, it could get really difficult to find my provider’s frequency, right? But, the good news is because they all use the same few cell phone bands, signal boosters can be designed to work on all of them at once.

Like the quote above states, there are four major cell phone frequency bands in the United States.

  • 700 MHz
  • Cellular (850 MHz)
  • PCS (1900 MHz)
  • AWS (1.7/2.1 GHz)

 

When choosing a cell phone signal booster, if you pick any of the boosters that work on 3G and 4G, you can be sure that it will work on any of the cell phone providers in the US. There are still a few boosters in production that only work to enhance voice, text and 3G data signals. Those ones will only work on the Cellular and the PCS bands listed above. So, to be safe, I would personally only purchase a booster that will work on all 4 bands.

So, What Frequency Does My Cell Phone Use?

Getting back to the point, if you are unsure of whether the booster that you are considering will work on all of the cell phone bands that your carrier uses, you can always consult the internet to get a second opinion.

I found that the Wireless Advisor’s site usually gives pretty accurate results. I just punch my zip code into the webpage and hit submit. And it spits back all of the wireless carriers in my area and what frequencies they use in my area. Then you can check the datasheets of the cell phone booster that you are thinking about and make sure that they are included.

Or, if that’s too much trouble, you could just as easily drop me an email with your question. I’m always happy to respond. My email is rob@cellboster.us. Or if you have any questions about any of the products that we sell in our online store, I’m always happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by!

– Rob

 

Force5 Signal Booster Install

Recently, one of our partners was able to do a SureCall Force5 signal booster install in Las Vegas. I asked them if they happened to have any photos of the project that they installed. I was in luck! Not only did they have a ton of great photos, but they also took the time to document a few speed tests of their AT&T LTE service both before and after the installation. The results were pretty telling!

Vegas, Baby!

Force5 signal booster install in fabulous las vegas

From what I understand, Vegas can be quite the experience! I never drink, so my experience with Vegas is basically a “wow look at the pretty lights” kind of deal. But having grown up only 2 hours north of Sin City, I’m pretty familiar with how things work there. What happens in Vegas is supposed to STAY in Vegas. But most people visiting Vegas end up texting, tweeting and facebooking everything they do to people that are OUT of Vegas. It’s pretty frustrating not having good enough cell coverage to share the evidence of your Vegas shenanigans with those back home.

That was the EXACT situation that the good folks at JW Marriott, Rampart Casino were facing. They had this beautiful, amazing location but they had TERRIBLE cell phone coverage inside the building. So they called one of our partners to install a cell phone signal booster.

  • JW Marriott Rampart Casino Force5 signal booster install
    JW Marriott Rampart Casino Force5 Signal Booster Install

Our partner decided this location was a prime candidate for a Force5 signal booster install. Why a Force5 signal booster? Why not a different, cheaper one? In this situation, with the building size and the number of connected users, a Force5 signal booster install made more sense. It’s the better choice because it can handle a much higher call capacity and it can cover a lot more square footage with its increased gain and output power.

Before the Install

Speed test reults before the Force5 signal booster install.
Speed test results BEFORE the Force5 signal booster install.

When the installers arrived on site, they asked a few casino workers to run some speed tests from their mobile phones. This photo is an actual screenshot of one of those speed tests before the installation had started. The speed test result in this photo was pretty on-par with speed tests from other carriers as well. Some of the employees had Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. and the results of their speed tests were very similar.

The Install

Outside antenna mounting of a Force5 signal booster install
Outside antenna mounting of a Force5 signal booster install

With flat roofs, like this one, it can be particularly difficult to find a spot to mount the outside “donor” antenna. In this situation, our partner chose a non-penetrating roof mount for mounting the outside antenna. A non-penetrating roof mount (pictured above) is a rectangular bracket with an attached pole. Cinder blocks placed in the rectangular base of the mount keep the pole steady. Then the outside donor antenna mounts to the pole with the included mounting hardware.

Another extremely difficult part of a flat-roof installation is finding a way to get the cable to the outside antenna. In this situation, our partner chose to “blaze his own path” to the roof. They cut a hole, ran a conduit through it and installed a flashing to make it all waterproof. Then they installed a conduit service entrance cap at the top of the conduit to keep rainfall out.

Underside of roof penetration Force5 signal booster install
Underside of roof penetration Force5 signal booster install

Our partner securely mounted the underside of the conduit to a wall using unistrut and some conduit clamps. This supports the conduit from below and prevents it from falling into the building or moving around. When conduits move around, they tend to allow leaks to happen. And leaking roofs are bad for business!

If It’s Worth Doing…

I remember when I was in 10th grade. My dad was an ironworker. Steel structural. I spent all summer working for him. My job consisted of 10 hours a day in the hot southern Utah desert sun- puddle welding steel decking to joists in my welding hood and long sleeve shirt. It was HOT! So, after a few hours of this repetitive welding, my dad came to “inspect” my work. He claims it was an inspection, but I think he was just trying to teach me this life long lesson.

He told me that my welds looked like garbage, (he didn’t really use the word garbage though) and that I’d have to break all my welds out and start over.

I said, “Who cares? There is roofing going on over all this decking anyway. No one will ever see these welds!”

He said, “I care! I’ll drive past this place every day and know that those $#@%-ty welds are in there. If the job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right! These welds look like a metal bird took a $#@% on them.”

I learned a lesson that day.

Taking Pride in Your Work

Our partner did a great job of making this Force5 signal booster install look as amazing as the interior of that casino. They mounted the SureCall Force5 signal booster to the wall with the power adapter neatly mounted next to it. Then they mounted the Sentry remote monitoring system neatly below the amplifier. The splitter was neatly mounted to the wall with the cables cleanly running along the wall. It all looks great!

They installed four antennas, evenly distributed throughout the interior of the casino. The antennas in the interior of the casino were virtually invisible.

Force5 signal booster install wall mounted amplifier
Amplifier neatly mounted to the wall.
Force5 signal booster install - Splitter mounted to wall
Splitter neatly mounted on the wall.

Results

At this point, you might be wondering: Did the install improve the signal inside the casino? The answer is yes, yes it did. If you recall, before the install the speed test app that they used to measure the upload and download speed of AT&T’s LTE service rated the service with a big, fat “F” for failure. After the installation, they were able to pull down the following speed test results from the same phone at the same location.

Speed test results AFTER Force5 signal booster install
Speed test results AFTER Force5 signal booster install

So, with those tangible results, I think it’s safe to say that this SureCall Force5 signal booster install was a complete success. So, If you have any questions about this install or about anything else related to cell phone signal boosters, I’m always happy to help. Just send me an email to: contact@cellbooster.us and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Also, if you have any installation tips, tricks or suggestions, I’d love to hear about those as well.

You can get your hands on the SureCall Force5 Signal Booster that was used in this installation right here in my online store.

If you have any questions about how cell phone signal boosters work , or how to find the best cell phone signal booster for your particular application, there’s a lot of really great information here in the blog.

As always, Thanks for stopping by!

-Rob