Happy Tuesday! This week for our tech tip we are answering your questions about our products! Keep reading to see if your question is included below–
Q: I am a land surveyor. I want to know the range that I can expect to get cellular coverage from my vehicle to my cell phone. I know some areas do have some spots of coverage, but if I park my vehicle there, what’s the distance I can go from my vehicle and still get a connection? 100 meters? 500 meters? 2000 meters? I am using the Mobile 3G (460102).
Do you sell an amplifier with more watts of output that would have a greater range?
A: The Mobile 3G (460102) is designed to boost the cell signal inside of the vehicle, and will not transmit that signal outside. The typical coverage range from the inside antenna is about 3 feet. Although the cell phone would need to be within 3 feet of the inside antenna to get the boost, you could use a Bluetooth headset and be able to maintain a phone call outside of the vehicle. The range would then just depend on the capabilities of the Bluetooth device.
The Mobile 3G (460102) is the strongest mobile booster that the FCC allows, as well as the strongest one available on the market.
Q: Why does an antenna alone not increase my cell phone signal?
A: The antenna alone will not be of any benefit unless it is used in a signal booster system or if it is able to be connected directly to your cellular device. In order to connect directly to the cellular device, you must have a device (phone or cell modem) that has an external antenna port or connector. This antenna is typically used as the outside antenna of a signal booster system. If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 866-294-1660 or email us at [email protected]
A: In order for an antenna and a signal booster to provide an effective increase in cell signal, the antenna will need to be placed in a location where there is at least some signal (even if very weak). If the closest place that your phone is able to detect any kind of signal is 8 miles away, then an antenna and signal booster system may not work for you. You can call our support line at 866-294-1660 or email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to try and better evaluate your application to see if a Wilson product will be a viable solution.
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