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WilsonPro Helps Hospital Connect - Cellular Coverage Improvements for CHI Hospital 

CHI St. Luke's Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Texas had a problem many organizations face – there was little to no cellular coverage inside the hospital buildings. The problem is that the concrete and metal in the buildings blocks the cell signal from getting inside where it is needed by the staff. In many areas of the hospital, the staff simply could not use their cell phones.
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Small Business

Boost Cell Signal vs. Implementing Wi-Fi for a Better Retail Customer Experience

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In today’s digitally enhanced world, the overall customer experience represents a key component of modern retail industry success. Despite the many benefits of increased technology, store owners and operators commonly express concern about effectively engaging customers on their cellular devices without sacrificing security or ease of access.

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Case studies

Mob Museum Finds a Cellular Coverage Solution it Can’t Refuse

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When visitors to the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas experienced cellular connectivity problems in its 80-plus-year-old building, the museum’s technology team contacted BlueCable Networx to devise a unique solution with a WilsonPro passive Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

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Commercial

SureCall vs WilsonPro - Which commercial cellular amplifier performs better?

This week’s pro tips video compares Wilson’s commercial grade signal boosters to others on the market. This video discusses the main difference of two of the top brands in the commercial booster market from the perspective of a professional technology contractor or installer. We give an in-depth comparison of the technical differences as well as some user interface contrasts between WilsonPro and SureCall including: 

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DAS

Why Sell Cell Signal Boosters over Active DAS?

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As a WilsonPro representative, you strive to provide comprehensive solutions to your customers at the best value, while maximizing the time you spend interacting with prospects. Numerous options exist in the marketplace to solve even the most severe cellular connectivity problems, but which of them generates the highest return on your sales effort?

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DAS

Debunking the Top 3 Myths of Passive DAS

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Many users view active Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) as the most reliable and robust cellular connectivity solution because this particular technology generates and distributes its own cellular signal. While DAS is a good solution for some businesses, the cost and complexity that comes along with this infrastructure-intensive option rarely presents a viable remedy for average commercial businesses.

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Small Business

Stance Achieves Modern Design & Cellular Connectivity with a Passive DAS

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When the construction materials at Stance’s new corporate headquarters began to affect cellular connectivity, the clothing company knew it needed a more reliable solution. Stance contacted WilsonPro dealer BlueCable Networx to install a passive distributed antenna system (DAS) that enhanced cellular signal and added internet service redundancy without compromising the building’s design.

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DAS

Improving retail customer experience with commercial cell phone boosters

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As a retailer, you prioritize providing a positive in-store experience for your customers. You likely focus on key areas like an intuitive store layout, sufficient staffing, and eye-catching product displays to best serve your clientele, but don’t overlook the role of technology in the customer experience. If you haven’t already, consider strong in-store cellular connectivity as integral to a great customer experience.

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Dealer

Understanding Panel Antenna Placement

As a certified installer, you know inside panel antennas play a critical role in passive Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) by transmitting the amplified cellular signal to phones and other devices indoors. That’s why proper placement and mounting of panel antennas is key to system performance.

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Small Business

Cell signal solutions for buildings roll out nationwide

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Over the past decade, Powerful Signal has developed ProWay (Professional Way) to address poor and unusable cell signal in large buildings and unique environments. Using WilsonPro professional cell signal boosters from Wilson Electronics, Powerful Signal designs and installs solutions that improve cellular reception for large and small businesses across the United States.

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DAS

How Much Does a Commercial Cell Signal Booster System Cost?

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When it comes to solutions that boost cell phone signal quality, commercial users have a variety of wireless options. These choices include a traditional, active Distributed Antenna System (DAS) or a more flexible passive DAS, also known as a signal booster system.

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DAS

Signal boosters vs. Distributed Antenna Systems: The fiscally responsible choice

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In today’s tech-savvy world, consistent connectivity is a must — and so is financial responsibility. Distributed antenna systems (DAS) can help boost cellular connectivity in a commercial setting, and choosing passive DAS (another name for cell signal booster systems) can save time and money while providing enhanced accessibility for all users.

In today’s world, we rely on consistent connectivity wherever we go. Whether at home, in the office, or while at school or a shopping center, poor or nonexistent cellular service can be a real disruption to our communication and productivity.

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Resellers

Pro Tip - Can I paint my antennas?

Today's Pro Tip video addresses a question we often get from our customers: "Can I paint or camouflage my antenna?" You will probably get this question from customers as well, or maybe you already have. The answer? Yes! Our antennas can be painted as long as the paint does not contain metal flakes. The particles in metallic paint will alter and disrupt the antenna’s signal transmission characteristics.

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Small Business

Myths about Cell Phone Signal Booster Systems

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As more and more employers realize that an office full of cell phone dead zones is not only bad for communication but is equally bad for business, the prospect of adding a commercial cell phone signal booster system begins to make more sense.

Like many new technologies, a litany of questions and half-truths about the effectiveness of cell phone signal boosters have arisen. Let’s take a moment to address some of those myths, and talk about the benefits signal boosters really can provide.

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DAS

In-Building Cell Signal Coverage & LEED Certified Buildings: 4 Things You Should do to Get a Better Signal

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Let’s face it, cell phones have become intertwined into every part of our daily lives.  According to a recent Pew Research Report, in 2015 nearly 2/3 of all Americans owned a cell phone, which is double what it was 4 years earlier.  Nearly half of those have multiple mobile devices and nearly 60 percent of homes no longer have landlines.

Undoubtedly, at some point within the past 24 to 48 hours, you have experienced a weak or non-existent cell phone signal somewhere along your path, whether it be at home, at work or at play.

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Resellers

Cell Phone Amplifier Systems – Rooftop Donor Antennas

This week's video discusses donor antennas, or outside antennas. These antennas take the cell signal from outside and supply it to the amplifier. The donor also takes the cell signal and sends it back to the cell tower. There are two types of antennas: yagi directional, and omni directional. It is important to understand the difference between the two different types of antennas in order to ensure that you cell signal booster install is the most effective.
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Commercial

The Battle of Cell Signal Booster Antennas: Dome vs. Panel Antennas

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When evaluating the needs of your wireless solution, consider whether dome or panel antennas are right for you. Variables in the decision-making process include the details of your coverage needs, as well as the initial outside signal and building materials. Together, these factors will determine which antenna is a fit. In this blog, we discuss the specifications of both antennae options and which projects they’re best suited for.    

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DAS

How does a Passive Distributed Antenna System (DAS) work?

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A cell phone signal booster system, also known as a passive Distributed Antenna System (DAS), eliminates cellular connectivity problems by capturing and amplifying the existing cellular signal. Ideal for large buildings, commercial spaces and sprawling homes, this carrier-agnostic solution increases signal power up to 32 times.  

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Small Business

WilsonPro Cell Signal Booster Enables Restaurant Technology for Nevada Hotel Casino

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When a Nevada Hotel Casino’s Restaurant Row decided to shift from wireless pagers to SMS notifications for waiting patrons, the resort’s I.T. administrator needed an enhanced cellular connectivity solution for the densely constructed building. The administrator contacted the team at Powerful Signal, a Utah-based WilsonPro dealer, who recommended a WilsonPro cell signal booster system, or a passive DAS. This solution enhanced cellular service in a 40,000-square-foot area of the resort and allowed patrons to gamble in the casino as they waited for their table.

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Resellers

The Value of Creating a Cell Phone Signal Booster Carrier Network

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Cell phone signal booster dealers and integrators play a key role in bringing people better cellular service. Yet, finding business can be touch and go without a reliable manufacturer, account manager, or cellular carrier to rely on.

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DAS

Arizona Business Boosts Cellular Signal Performance in 2 Weeks with WilsonPro

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Seeking a fast solution to the cellular connectivity problems in their 20,000-square-foot office, STOTZ Equipment contacted WilsonPro dealer BlueCable Networx. From first contact on March 28, 2016, it took just two weeks to complete the installation of a carrier-agnostic WIlsonPro cellular signal booster system, improving signal strength by April 11, 2016.

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Resellers

Choosing an Omni vs. a Yagi Donor Cell Signal Antenna

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In many commercial environments, building owners want to improve their cellular signal for all carriers and on all frequencies. In a broadband commercial environment, this is possible with commercial-grade cell signal booster systems, which include outdoor cell signal antennas that are installed on the roof to bring an outdoor cell signal inside.

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Resellers

WilsonPro 4000R – The World’s First Rack Mounted Cell Signal Booster Starts Shipping Today

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The WilsonPro 4000R receives approval from the FCC and is now available for purchase.

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Small Business

WilsonPro Offers the Most Powerful FCC-Approved Cell Signal Boosters

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In the United States, nearly three quarters of the population own a smartphone — and the numbers are climbing. Most people have come to expect the ability to use cellular reception no matter where they are. From making and receiving phone calls, to sending text messages, to using cellular data, cellular connectivity has become more than just a nice thing to have. It’s become a must.

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Small Business

Changing the Battle Between Buildings and Cell Phones with Signal Boosters

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One of the greatest challenges in today’s office environment is having perfectly acceptable outside cell signal that’s blocked from getting inside by steel, concrete, and low-e glass. The same materials that block heat (solar infrared energy) from entering your office building also block other longwave electromagnetic radiation, including wavelengths used by cellular devices.

The problem, of course, is that smartphones and cellular-enabled tablets and laptops have become indispensable in today’s work environment. Companies expect to stay in touch with their employees; contractors and independent businesses need to be able to communicate with their clients from any location. Office construction materials are doing their best to prevent that, but the solution is at hand.The result is that you can be carrying on a conversation just fine outside as you walk to work, but suddenly drop your call the minute you step inside the building. Other buildings may have acceptable cellular voice and data coverage in certain areas (especially closer to exterior walls), but “dead zones” in certain spots, especially in the center of the office floor and on floors below ground level.

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Small Business

NYC Luxury Department Store Boosts Cell Signal Coverage with WilsonPro

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When a luxury New York City department store announced in 2013 that its remodeled flagship location would open in Chelsea in its original 1923 location, shoppers rejoiced.
Store officials planned for a modernized version of the beloved Big Apple brand, with a contemporary design and updated technological amenities.

Yet, the age of the building and the modern materials used in the renovation created challenges when it came to achieving cellular coverage inside the building.

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Small Business

The Future of Connectivity is Now: Taking Signal Booster Solutions Into Our Own Hands

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When you purchase a cell phone, you expect it to work wherever you go. After all, you’re paying a cellular carrier for the opportunity to make calls, send texts, and access cellular data when streaming videos or using your GPS. 

However, cell phone reception isn’t guaranteed with your cell phone carrier. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that cell phone coverage is not included in most carrier contracts. In the event of poor reception, people need to take matters into their own hands.

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Small Business

Pokémon Go: How Your Business Can Get in on the Game with an Improved Cellular Signal

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Some of us remember Pokémon from the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the trading cards and Nintendo video game inspired gaming trends among youths in America, Japan, and around the world. Since then, Pokémon has been relatively out of the limelight — that is, until Nintendo, Niantic Labs, and The Pokémon Co. released the augmented-reality mobile game, Pokémon Go, earlier this month.

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DAS

Cell Phone Signal Boosters: A Reliable Solution | WilsonPro

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With the widespread acceptance and usage of cellular phones, it is more and more rare for homes and businesses to rely on traditional telephone line. After all, now that more than 90% of Americans own a cellphone, many people have no need for a landline.

Indeed, landlines — those conventional, telecommunications cables strung across telephone poles or buried underground — are becoming obsolete. Today, a quarter of American homeowners have already disconnected from their landlines, with about 700,000 additional homes dropping the service every year. Some predict that U.S. landlines will be completely out of use by 2025.   

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Small Business

Safeguard Your Environment With Improved Cell Phone Connectivity

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People of a certain age remember having a home phone line and single phone number for an entire family. Kids would memorize important numbers by heart, and learn how to call 911 in the event of an emergency.

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Small Business

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): The Effect on In-Building Cell Signal Coverage

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You’ve heard of restaurants with policies allowing guests to “bring your own beverage,” or “BYOB.” These days, it’s more and more common to see people who bring their own device (known as “BYOD”) just about anywhere they go — from the restaurant, to the gym, to their place of employment. Bringing your own device means carrying your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with you, using it alongside or in place of work devices in a professional setting.

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Resellers

Commercial Cell Phone Signal Booster Oscillation and Overload

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When a person makes a call on a cell phone, the device sends and receives radio frequency (RF) signals between its own antenna and the nearest cell tower. If there’s a strong signal, making a call is no problem. But when that signal is somehow weakened or blocked, then poor reception, low signal quality, and dropped calls are a common result.

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Commercial

Optimizing Your Cell Phone Signal Booster

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Poor cell phone coverage inside a commercial building can affect call quality and data reception, potentially disrupting business and resulting in frustration. A cell phone signal booster is a reliable solution for improving reception because it collects the existing cell signal outside the building, amplifies it, and rebroadcasts the amplified signal  inside.

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Small Business

5 Reasons Professional Installation is a Must for Commercial Cell Signal Boosters

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Whether it’s due to the frequency of dropped calls, poor indoor reception, or just generally unreliable signal, you’ve decided that it’s time to install a cell phone signal booster. After all, if better cell reception can lead to an uptick in workplace productivity and improved reception for every user regardless of their carrier, then it may be worthwhile for business growth as well as your own peace of mind.

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Commercial

The Necessity of a Site Survey to Determine Cell Phone Signal Quality

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In this day of cell phones and data usage, being able to use our phones wherever we go is increasingly important. However, cell signal quality can vary greatly from one location to another, from outdoors to indoors, and even from one room to another.

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Resellers

The 4 Steps to Commercial Cell Signal Booster Design & Installation

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If you have experienced frequent dropped calls, poor cell signal quality, or low internet speeds within your commercial building, you can probably assume there’s a problem with your cell signal. It could be that the surrounding landscape or other buildings are blocking the signal from a nearby cell tower. It’s also possible that the signal from the closest cell tower is too faint for your phone to pick up. Even your building materials themselves might be the problem, blocking an otherwise strong signal from reaching your devices. Any of these factors could indicate the need for a commercial cell signal booster installation.

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Case studies

Cellular Signal Booster Transforms West Hollywood Residence

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A luxury home in West Hollywood sounds like a dream, but not when the homeowner can’t get cell reception. That’s exactly what was happening to this homeowner, who was fed up with the lack of service throughout his 6,000-square-foot home overlooking Los Angeles.

The homeowner already had a cell signal booster installed in hopes of improving cell coverage within the home. However, that system—installed by a WilsonPro competitor—hadn’t worked properly from the start. What’s worse, the competitor never took the time to troubleshoot the issue. Frustrated, the client called a WilsonPro certified dealer to correct the problem.

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Resellers

Enterprise Cellular Connectivity with New WilsonPro Offerings

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The team at WilsonPro recently launched a new suite of products for commercial end users who want to improve their indoor cell coverage. The launch includes the WilsonPro 4000R signal booster—a professional cell signal amplifier that expands cell signal coverage in large buildings of more than 100,000 square feet—as well as new filters to amplify a signal from a specific carrier of choice.

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Small Business

How Building Materials Affect Cell Phone Signal Booster Performance

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These days, most of us own a cell phone. With a wealth of mobile possibilities literally at our fingertips, it’s hard not to expect strong cell reception all the time, whether we’re at home, in the car, or in the office. Yet, we’ve all experienced the occasional dropped phone call or lost signal. While this can be frustrating, it’s not always the cell phone carrier’s fault. Often, there’s just something between the cell tower and you.

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Small Business

What Commercial Realtors Need to Know About Cell Signal Surveys

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As a commercial realtor, your goal is to get people in buildings that suit their needs. Those needs often include things like adequate office space, easy parking, a spacious common area, and room to grow. These days, most clients also include good cell phone reception in that list of needs.

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Small Business

A commercial cell phone booster improves retail sales

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With the wireless revolution continuing, full speed ahead, we’ve all become accustomed to the convenience, simplicity and sense of connectedness we feel from having regular and reliable cell phone access, 24/7.

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Small Business

Is your business a candidate for WilsonPro signal booster solutions?

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Perhaps you’ve reached a critical point of frustration and you’d like to dig yourself out of the cell phone signal black hole that you, your employees and your visitors have experienced at your building – possibly for years.

You’ve probably also done your research and learned that a commercial-grade cell phone signal booster system might be the answer to your company’s connectivity problems.

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DAS

Affordable cellular signal booster alternatives to DAS systems

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As businesses begin to take action and address a technological challenge that’s common in many American workplaces – “Why doesn’t my fancy and expensive smartphone get reception here, ever?” – many employers quickly realize that a fix is not an inexpensive proposition.

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Small Business

Will a cellular signal booster work for everyone in the office, regardless of carrier and service?

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American consumers have a bewildering variety of cell phone options to choose from as carriers both large and small spend billions of dollars expanding – and marketing – their wireless voice and data products.

It’s given rise to some of the stiffest competition ever seen in the U.S. marketplace, as each company tries to improve upon the existing technology, each with better, faster and cheaper services.

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DAS

Why Choose a Cell Phone Signal Booster vs. a Distributed Antenna System?

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If you’re one of the many business owners or property managers who struggle with the issue of less-than-perfect cell  phone reception – or a total lack of service in your building – you face an array of options as you look for a solution.

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Small Business

3 Ways a Cell Phone Signal Booster Promotes Office Productivity

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While the notion of using a personal cell phone at work was still a bit of a taboo just a few years ago, times have changed. The smartphone has vastly transformed the way we communicate - and the need to be connected, 24/7.

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Small Business

5 Things to Look For in a Commercial Cell Phone Booster

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You’ve finally made the decision to pull yourself out of the cell phone signal black hole that you and your employees have long dreaded when coming to work.  Now what?

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Small Business

Do cell phone signal boosters really work? How?

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In an age of electronic hyperconnectivity, we’ve all become increasingly reliant on a steady and constant stream of data to our digital devices – a lifeline to our friends, our families and our work.

But as many of us remember from the pre-4G LTE era, getting a consistent cell phone signal was never a guaranteed situation, in virtually any location. We’ve all experienced that digital anxiety when a carrier’s signal suddenly disappears while using a smartphone or a tablet in a brick building, an older home or in an underground meeting complex. In fact, a recent article in Building Review Journal cites that over 80% of all data traffic originates or terminates inside a building.

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