Cellular Signal Booster
We get the question all the time: Are Cellular Signal Boosters Legal? The answer has always been yes. However, several cellular service providers have worked to stop the sale and use of some signal boosters. Their concern is the negative effect some of these systems have caused to their equipment and service.
In February the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to adopt technical standards for cellular signal boosters. This is a major victory for us and end-users who will benefit from added levels of safety, security and satisfaction with their service through the use of signal boosters.
This vote legitimizes our customers’ use of signal boosters by eliminating any doubt that they are legal, and confirms they are a viable option for drastically reducing dropped calls.
Here are the key points of today’s FCC decision:
- Beginning March 1, 2014, consumer cellular signal boosters sold in the U.S. will have to comply with the technical standards adopted today by the FCC.
- Cellular carriers will have the right to approve boosters that use their network. The good news is all 4 major U.S. carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon – have filed letters of consent with the FCC that they will approve for use on their networks all boosters that meet the technical standards adopted today.
- Consumers who purchase a booster will be asked to register the device with their carrier. How this process will be implemented is still being determined.
We are pleased with the FCC vote and believes this outcome points to a very positive future for sales of signal boosters. We are confident that the adoption of the technical standards jointly developed and proposed by Wilson, Verizon, and T-Mobile and supported by Sprint and AT&T, further affirms our position as the market leader among booster manufacturers.
We are poised to submit compliant equipment as soon as the FCC sets up the procedure for certification of consumer signal boosters.
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Wallet Phone Cases
Need to carry a few more flat items than just your sparkling new mobile smart phone?
How about our new Wallet Cases. They make the perfect complement to your Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone.
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iWalk Backup Battery
We have just added 3 iWalk Backup Batteries to our back up battery line:
Newer smart phones, iPhones and BlackBerry’s are great and offer a lot of features but getting to use all those great features sure puts a strain on your mobile devices batteries. Backup batteries are not just optional, they are required for many of us.
Marques Brownlee Explains 4G
We found this four-minute clip posted on YouTube by Marques Brownlee. He provides a very understandable explanation of what 4G is without getting bogged down in technical details.
At one point during the video Marques digresses into a discussion of quad core chips versus dual core, but if you choose to tune out that short segment of the audio you won’t miss any relevant 4G information. Here’s the video link.
If you find the video useful, be sure to click Like and show Marques some love for his good work.
Cellular Signal Detector
One challenge for installers is measuring the cellular received signal strength in order to estimate the coverage area a building signal booster system will provide. If your installation is only concerned with one service provider, it’s fairly easy and straight forward – just put a cell phone into test mode or, for most Android devices, check Settings, About Phone, Status.
However, if you have larger install where you’re required to boost the signal for multiple service providers, you could use a device for each provider or invest in a much more expensive spectrum analyzer.
For professional installers, Wilson Electronics has developed an RF Signal Detector for cellular and for most service providers in the US.
The Wilson RF Signal Detector allows the installer to test downlink signal strength before and after cellular amplifier system installation. It works with the 800 MHz (Cellular), 1900 MHz (PCS), 2100 MHz (AWS) and 700 MHz LTE (bands 12 and 13) frequency bands.
Wilson also has a handy Directional Antenna kit to use with the device.
You can find it on our web site at: Wilson RF Signal Detector
AlternativeWireless.com Is A Wilson Electronics Authorized Retailer
Hopefully you’ve seen the announcement about the new two-year warranty on all signal boosters manufactured by Wilson Electronics. Effective March 1, this warranty applies to all new purchases and retroactively from date of purchase to all Wilson boosters now in use. If you have any questions about the new two-year warranty policy, please contact us.
North America’s leading maker of cellular signal boosters, announces that effective immediately all Wilson signal booster models are covered by an industry leading two-year warranty from date of purchase.
The company has long warranted its signal boosters for one year against defects in workmanship and/or materials. But now the time is right to extend that warranty, said Laine Matthews , Director of Business Development at Wilson Electronics.
“Wilson unofficially has been honoring a two-year warranty for some time,” Matthews said. “Now we decided to make the policy official. We strongly feel Wilson quality, customer service and technical support are second to none.
“As the leader in this industry Wilson cares deeply that our products work as designed for those who purchase them, and that our customers have a good experience. We’re known for standing behind our products, and we take great pride in their quality.”
The new two-year warranty applies to all new Wilson booster purchases, and retroactively from date of purchase to all Wilson boosters currently in use.
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- 4G Signal Boosters
Wilson Electronics has introduced a variety of their SLEEK signal boosters to boost the new variety of 4G signal frequencies.
You can find a Sleek for your cellular service provider on our web site at:
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Ballistic Samsung Infuse Case
Looking for a rugged, tough and heavy duty Samsung Infuse 4G case? Just added to our line of Samsung Infuse 4G accessories is the Ballistic case. We really like these Ballistic cell phone cases. They have several layers of protection and provide the most protection than just about any case out there. The Ballistic Samsung Infuse 4G Case is a the ultimate protection for your Samsung SGH-i997 Infuse. The Ballistic case will keep your Infuse 4G in perfect condition!
The Ballistic case is engineered with 5 layers of protection, a built in screen protector & keyboard cover, this case offers security from drops, fingerprints, scratches, dust and stands up to the rigors of everyday use.
Layer 1 is a rubber liner inside the case to protect phone’s finish and absorb shocks.
Layer 2 is a rigid structrual frame that surrounds your Device.
Layer 3 is a rubber outer skin shock absorber
Layer 4 is a removable outer silicone rubber shock-absorption layer with connector plug seals
Layer 5 is a clear screen shield and membraine to cover keypad.
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Samsung Droid Charge Case by Body Glove
From many of the reviews on the Samsung Droid Charge, the 2nd biggest complaint (after battery life – common for these “do all” cell phones) was that it was slippery. We just received one and have say that and those reviewers are correct. It’s a slippery little devil. Just trying to key enter contacts and surf the web was a challenge to keep hold of the device. We immediately snapped on on a Body Glove Samsung Droid Charge case and the problem was solved. We could still access the screen, controls and ports but the phone felt much more balanced and secure in our hands.
This particular model of Body Glove snap on case does not have a belt clip or belt clip post so it still fits smoothly in your pocket or purse.
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Waterproof iPad, Kindle, Tab, Tablet Case
DryCASE Tablet – Waterproof case for iPad, iPad 2, Kindle, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry PlayBook as well as most other e-Readers and Tablets.
Use your iPad, Kindle, Tab or other tablet device by your pool, on the beach or in your boat with the DryCase waterproof tablet case.
The DryCase waterproof tablet case is a flexible, crystal clear waterproof case that allows complete use of your tablet or e-reader while keeping it dry and clean.
Simply pump out all the air with the easy to use hand pump and the bag will vacuum seal around the contents and become completely waterproof. The air tight seal guarantees that the contents of the bag will stay dry even when submerged underwater. DryCase give your freedom to do anything you want and still stay connected.
DryCASE comes with the stereo headphone/ microphone jack so you won’t miss a beat. You can stay connected not only by checking emails and the internet on your tablet, but you can talk and listen as well. You will stay connected while enjoy any outdoor activity.