O2 Signal Issues
If you use your phone for work, you know how much of a nuisance spotty reception can be. Having your conversations constantly interrupted by a weak signal can be not only an annoyance, but a great impairment to getting things done. Business deals can suffer and basic communication with partners can go astray, which can cost you much more than a few minutes of redialing. Even if you use your phone for private chats with friends, hindered communication is a serious setback in the age of modern technology, where everyone is connected all the time. Precious time is wasted trying to find the right spot for your reception, and if you have to deal with these issues on a daily basis, hunting for a decent signal can be nerve-racking at the very least.
If you’re a user of the O2 network, we have good news. No longer will you have to wave your phone around in hopes of catching that signal sweet spot and getting an extra bar to send out your email or make an important call. Introducing – the O2 signal booster!
O2 Mobile Phone Signal Booster
The O2 signal booster (also called “cellular repeater”) will amplify your reception so that you can have full signal bars even in places surrounded by thick concrete, or rural areas that otherwise get poor coverage. It works by taking the existing signal and augmenting it up to thirty fold, then emitting it in your surroundings. In this way the O2 signal booster bypasses the obstacles that block coverage and compensates for the distance from the cell tower, serving as a sort of a bullhorn for reception.
Despite its impressive performance, the O2 signal booster is quite simple in the way it functions. It is composed out of three main parts: The external antenna, the amplifier and the internal antenna. The outside antenna collects the weak signal and sends it to the amplifier via a regular coaxial cable. The amplifier (or “booster box”) then increases the strength of the signal, and sends it to the inside antenna, which covers your surrounding with seamless reception, just like a small cell tower.
There are different models of signal boosters. The most common is the home repeater, but there are also models for the office, which cover a larger area, and car boosters, which are designed to perform on the go. They all function in the same way, with differences regarding the number of carriers they can support at a given time and the square age they cover.
Mobile Phone Booster - Coverage
When choosing the right model for yourself, you should consider how your signal booster will be used. If you need coverage across multiple floors, you should opt for a panel indoor antenna, as they have a stronger, more focused emitting direction, and are capable of reaching multiple storeys down. If you need a wider spanning coverage on a single floor, then go for the dome antenna, as it has a more radial reach. External antennae also come in different models. The Yagi antenna has a receiving angle of around 45 degrees, so it should be pointed in the direction of the nearest cell tower. The omnidirectional antenna captures signal from all directions equally, but is less sensitive than the Yagi antenna.
Installation - Mobile Signal Booster
Setting up your signal booster is fairly simple and doesn’t require more than a couple of household tools and the basic DIY know-how. Firstly, you should choose a good spot for your outdoor antenna. This should be a high place, such as the roof of your house. If you have a Yagi antenna make sure you point it towards the cell tower. There shouldn’t be any other emitters nearby, as they can interfere with your antenna’s performance. Run the coaxial cable from the antenna down to the inside of your home, and connect it to the booster box. The amplifier can be placed behind furniture if you want to keep it out of sight, as long as you make sure to give it enough air flow. Place the indoor antenna at a distance of at least 20 feet from the external one, lest they should interfere with each other. If this is not possible, you can place a barricade between them (a sheet of metal will suffice). Face the emitter antenna in the opposite direction from the outdoor antenna. Connect it to the booster box as well, and plug the booster box into a power outlet. You should see a blinking light indicating a successful startup. Congratulations! In less than half an hour you have installed your O2 signal booster.
Most O2 signal boosters will also provide signal amplification for other networks, so your friends and family will have great reception regardless of their mobile operator. You’ll never have to dread those weak signal bars again! Get an O2 signal booster and enjoy reception at its very best!