Cellular boosters benefit business owners in many ways, but before you buy one, you need to know the regulations for your signal booster. Without knowing the laws, you risk breaking one by accident. Likewise, various rules exist to ensure you use a booster that’s approved. We’ve made things easy by laying out a guide on what you need to know about using your device.
Do I Need to Register my Booster in Canada?
Some buyers may worry about whether owing a booster is legal; boosters are perfectly legal in Canada and the US. This is partly because a booster won’t create a signal but instead improves connection quality. However, keep in mind that the booster must follow the laws laid out by the country.
There is no need to register your SureCall booster in Canada. SureCall signal boosters comply with all Canadian ISED regulations and include safeguards that will not allow the booster to disrupt the network or towers on the network. Registering your booster is only required in the United States.
Cellular Networks and Boosters
A cellular booster connects you to the nearest cellular tower and works with almost all cellular networks.
It’s also worth noting that some networks make and sell boosters, but these are specific to that cellular carrier. Nowadays, these are less common; most boosters work with all networks. SureCall boosters are carrier agnostic and will work with all Canadian and US carriers.
Only Buy Approved Boosters
Shop for a cellular booster from a company working in the industry. While shopping through online retailers may seem like the cheaper option, these boosters aren’t always certified.
Remember, boosters work in detailed ways, and if one isn’t working correctly, the network tower may get negatively affected. Shop at a regulated company like SureCall Canada. Then, when you buy a certified booster, you can guarantee it’ll work how it’s supposed to.
Why It Matters
Boosters that aren’t government-approved may disrupt mobile signals for multiple users. If the device isn’t registered, then carrier representatives may assume the user is illegally connecting. By disrupting the cellular signal, you impact everyone around you.
Research Before You Buy
Before getting a cellular booster, experts recommend you understand your options first. Shop at a company that specializes in boosters. Evaluate how your desired booster works as well as the online registration requirements.
If you have questions about how a booster works or what’s best for your needs, reach out to the company. Industry experts will steer you in the right direction so you make the right purchase.
Note Your Needs
Make a list of what you’re looking for and why you need a booster. Not only will this help you find the booster that matches your needs, but it will also narrow your initial search. Get started by noting:
How Many Devices You Have. The more devices you connect to the booster, the stronger the signal booster must be.
Where You Plan To Use It. You can equip your vehicle with a booster, but it only works while you’re in the car.
Where You Live. If you live far from the nearest cellular tower, you’ll likely need a stronger booster to secure good communication.
Researching your options becomes easier when you know what you’re looking for since each booster is a bit different.
Cellular boosters don’t require Wi-Fi, nor do they impact internet speeds—but they do increase data speeds. Simply put, boosters improve communication between your phone and the network tower.
Check out reviews of both the company you plan to buy from and the booster itself. Product reviews give you an idea of what to expect; read them to decide whether it’s worth the purchase. This may also give you additional insight into what the booster offers.
Commonly Asked Questions
You may still have some questions about cellular signal boosters or the laws surrounding them, especially if you’ve only recently heard of them. Using a signal booster becomes much easier when you understand the commonly asked questions surrounding them.
How Does Nature Affect Signal?
While distance can weaken signal strength, so can Mother Nature. Mountains, hilly areas, and heavily wooded areas weaken the signal because natural barriers block its path. If you live in any of these types of areas, you may need a stronger amplifier so your phone can pick up the signal.
What’s In a Booster Kit?
Cellular booster kits include everything you’ll need to install the booster (minus the physical tools like drills and hammers.) The kit will also come with instructions on proper installation methods, so you can have your booster up and running in no time.
There are many types of booster antennas; get one that fits your needs and your location. Additionally, just like any other purchase, you should note the advantages and disadvantages of each type of antenna. This will help you weigh the pros and cons and demonstrate which one best suits your needs (since some antennas are best for urban areas than others, for example.)
What Are the Parts?
The three main components include an outdoor antenna, an indoor antenna, and an amplifier. Each of these pieces works together to locate, enhance, and rebroadcast the nearest signal. Your outside antenna will search for what’s available then send that to the amplifier. Then, after boosting the signal, the indoor antenna picks it up and rebroadcasts it within the surrounding area.
Finding the right cellular booster for your office, home, or vehicle may take some time. Remember to shop at a certified company and that registering uncertified boosters is against the law. If you have questions or concerns, get in contact with the experts at SureCall Boosters!