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Cell Phone Booster: The Hype vs. The Reality

Updated on March 20, 2011

Cell Phone Booster: Just Another Pipe Dream

Cell Phone Boosters are claimed by their manufacturers to be a wireless signal booster. Cell phone boosters are available in a variety of price ranges, and almost all of them are a waste of your money. Many of the cheaper types of cell phone boosters are virtually guaranteed to do nothing at all, but the mid-range and higher-range boosters might actually manage to increase your signal, but it will be by such an infinitesimal amount that it is virtually unmeasurable and you most certainly won't notice it.

Fixed Or Mobile Cell Phone Booster: Equally Useless

Wilson Electronics is the leading manufacturer of cell phone boosters. Wilson cell phone boosters come in dual and tri bands. Cell phone boosters are designed to be radio frequency amplifiers that are supposed to increase incoming reception and outgoing transmission, resulting in a stronger mobile phone signal. Or at least that's what they are claimed to do.

Wilson has many models of cell phone booster, all of which are about as effective as wearing a tinfoil hat to keep Scientology's R6 and Helatrobus implants out of your brain.
Wilson has many models of cell phone booster, all of which are about as effective as wearing a tinfoil hat to keep Scientology's R6 and Helatrobus implants out of your brain.

They are also go under the names of amplifiers and repeaters. The antennas with the magnetic mount or the glass mount can be used in the car, boat or truck.

There are fixed cell phone booster systems as well. The standard instructions generally call for you to install the included receiving antenna in a location outdoors where your cell signal is good, and then the booster is supposed to amplify your existing signal and then broadcast it through your whole home to eliminate dead spots. Mobile signal dead zones are areas where cell phone reception is not properly received.

Many companies began manufacturing cell phone boosters in order to solve the problem of these dead zones. Mobiletech-info.com is a mobile centric site that has an abundance of information on mobile electronics cell phone booster, mobile booster, and software downloads.

The web site was introduced with a futuristic eye to boost mobile utilization and help the ever increasing mobile users around the globe. It is very important to note that most of the devices hawked on this site will not provide any noticeable difference in your cell phone's signal strength or clarity of reception.

If you believe that a little stick on metallic label is an effective cell phone booster, you're truly deluded.
If you believe that a little stick on metallic label is an effective cell phone booster, you're truly deluded.

The Urban Myth Of The Cell Phone Booster

 Cell phone boosters are also known as a cell phone signal booster. They are claimed to act as a wireless cell phone booster or cell phone antenna booster. As a cell phone reception booster most of them don't do much of anything at all. A cellular phone booster functioning as an external cell phone booster is primarily an urban myth. Cell phone booster antennas are essentially worthless and even though there are many sites on the net that will provide you instructions in building cell phone booster, the whole concept of portable cell phone signal boosters is fundamentally flawed.

Do you really want a truly effective cell phone booster for your area? Buy one of these!
Do you really want a truly effective cell phone booster for your area? Buy one of these!

Don't Waste Your Money On A Cell Phone Booster

 Cell phone signal booster kits have become increasingly popular in the past few years as companies prey on individual consumers who are frustrated with their cell phone reception. As cellular networks continue to grow in users and activations their coverage footprints often don't catch up. That has created this large market and unfortunately the products within this market niche do not match the hype, and are generally useless.

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