Reception on a cell phone can at times be bad but this is generally due to your location when you are using it. Rural areas and other areas where there are few inhabitants often experience bad cell phone reception as, the service providers do not consider that the number of people that use cell phones in those areas, justify the expense of placing boosters in the area. The more rural areas are not the only places to experience bad reception though, sometimes there are areas of a couple of blocks, within city areas, that also experience bad reception but this time, it is not because the service providers do not place enough boosters in the city, instead it may be because there are several older buildings in the vicinity.
Older buildings such as churches, often used more metallic materials in their construction, including lead and although signals lose strength as they pass through concrete, they lose even more if they pass through metal, especially lead. Either of these scenarios though, can be remedied by the use of a cell phone booster. Some boosters have been developed for singular use and are suitable for use at a desk or in a small apartment and others have been developed for use by more than one person and can assist with the reception in a whole building. For those people that like to be on the move, there are also cell phone boosters that have been developed for use in motorhomes, campers and even cars and trucks. All these boosters can be divided into two types though, analog or smart signal boosters. The smart boosters need only to be plugged in in order to provide a better reception however, the analog boosters do not have multi-directional antennae like the smart ones, only directional antennae and they need to be installed in order to ensure that they point in the right direction. However, cell phone signal booster support is available for either type you may choose.
Before actually deciding which booster to buy, you should perhaps check laws and regulations where you live, that pertain to the use of boosters as, different countries and perhaps even different states, have their own regulations. For example, in The United States, although the use of boosters is totally legal, they must possess certain qualities that are laid out by the FCC. In 2013, many of the regulations that pertained to the types of boosters that can be used in the US were drastically changed by the FCC and so today, few boosters meet the new requirements. In the UK, the use of boosters is legal, provided the user has a license and that license will only be provided if, all relevant service providers have acknowledged that they cannot improve the service in that specific area. Australians can use boosters but they must buy them from their service provider. The service provider is then responsible for keeping accurate records as to where they are being used and by whom.