Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to improve lousy cell phone reception in your office?

There are many reasons why you might be getting poor wireless reception indoors. Office buildings are exposed to numerous types of interference that create signal problems. External factors – such as weather conditions, hills or trees – can impact the quality of signal that reaches your building.  wpsantennas.com has just the solution for this problem.

The construction of the building itself can also play a major role. For example, construction materials like wire mesh, metal, insulation, concrete or tinted windows (such as in LEED buildings) play a big part in degrading or interrupting signals. That’s why you may get dropped calls or no signal at all indoors, while you get a perfectly good signal as soon as you step out of the building. This indoor/outdoor disconnect is exactly the type of issue that a signal booster will solve.  In most cases, the staff here at wpsantennas.com can create a simple cost effective solution using the data that you provide (floor plans, signal readings, key coverage area requests).

Here’s how it works. When you make a call, your phone automatically connects to the cellular tower with the best signal from your carrier and continues to communicate with it unless you travel to an area where another tower can offer you better service, in which case your call is transferred (handed-off) automatically to the next tower. Sometimes however, you may simply be too far away to get a strong enough signal, or you may travel into an area where there is no other tower for your carrier to ‘hand off’ your call. At other times, things such as the terrain simply get in the way and block the signal.  With this being said, the closest tower is not always the one that your device will choose for call completion.  wpsantennas.com has special solutions available for this.

An easy way to solve the problem is with a smart signal booster. It is designed to capture the weak signal that reaches into the building, boost it and re-transmit it, thus ‘lighting up’ the building from the inside out. As a point of comparison, the receiver on a signal booster can be 4 to 10 times more sensitive than a mobile phone in terms of picking up signals, and of course it boosts this stronger signal to give you even better coverage.

wpsantennas.com is happy to announce the addition of the Cel-Fi brand from Nextivity. The Cel-Fi units are CARRIER APPROVED! and are designed to work flawlessly with either At&t or T-Mobile