This post discusses how to set up the soon-to-be-launched eqo Home Cell Booster. If you’ve previously read this blog or checked out our YouTube channel, you probably know the eqo Booster is ultra-simple to set up and begin using for better cell phone signal in your home or office.
Cell phone signal boosters have been around since the late 90’s, but until now you had to be a fairly tech-savvy person to set up a booster and get it working right. eqo Booster changes that.
It comes out of the box and is boosting your cell phone signal in 60 seconds. That simplicity allows virtually anyone to improve their cell reception in almost any indoor space.
Please don’t take our word for this claim. We created a two minute video, posted above, that shows Paul setting up and using an eqo Booster for the first time. Paul is not associated with weBoost. He’s just a guy who lives in an apartment with poor cell signal.
Paul was looking for a solution to his weak-signal problem and agreed to let us film him setting up the eqo Booster in his apartment. Check out the video above.
Why the eqo Booster is simple to set up
The eqo Booster installs quickly because it comprises only two main components: an antenna and a booster unit. The booster unit is placed wherever the indoor cell signal is strongest.
The antenna is placed in the area of the home or office where stronger signal is needed. The booster unit communicates with a cell tower and boosts the incoming and outgoing signal. The antenna communicates with the phones and other cellular devices in your home or office.
How it’s different from other boosters
Cell signal booster designs since about 1999 typically have required an antenna mounted on the roof or exterior of the building to communicate with the cell tower. Getting up on the roof and finding the optimal location for the tower antenna was usually the most difficult phase of cell booster installation.
And if you rented a home or shared space in an office building you typically couldn’t install anything on the roof, so a cell phone booster was out of the question.
The eqo Booster’s major difference: it does not require a separate tower antenna. The eqo Booster incorporates the tower antenna into the booster unit. The result is greatly simplified installation that allows pretty much anyone to boost a poor cell phone signal.
Steps to set up the eqo Booster
These are the simple steps Paul goes through to set up his eqo Booster:
1. Place the booster unit in the area with the strongest cell phone signal.
2. Connect the supplied 30-foot coax cable and power supply to the booster unit.
3. Place the antenna where better signal is most needed, at least 6 feet away from the booster unit.
4. Connect the other end of the coax cable to the antenna.
5. Connect the power supply to a surge-protected power strip
That’s it! That super-simple procedure is why the eqo Booster can be set up and boosting cell signal in 60 seconds.