Dropping the land line? Take the angst away with a cellular signal booster!

It probably feels like you’re the last one. All your friends dropped the land line but you’re… skittish. You know that no one calls you except telemarketers, but there’s something very safe about having that old-school phone on the counter. I get it.

But hey, we’re already about 1/5th through the 21st century and it seems like maybe it’s time to look at getting rid of that old technology. Every day you think about ditching that old land line, but you can’t quite do it. What’s holding you up?

Not everyone has perfect reception in the house. In fact most people don’t. Maybe that’s what’s worrying you… that you’ll need to make that important call and you’ll end up standing outside in the rain so you get good cell service. Good news is, you can do something about it.

A cellular signal booster takes in cell signal from a large antenna and distributes it throughout the house. It’s easy to install — some models will have you put an antenna on the roof while others only ask that it be put in the window. A lot of times, you’ll go from one bar to five within minutes?

Is this really possible? Is it even safe? I know, there are a lot of questions about cell boosters. Here are a few answers that ought to make you feel better.

Yes it’s possible, and yes it’s safe.
A cell booster uses proven technology to make sure that you’re getting the best possible signal, but still puts out less than 2 watts of broadcast energy. Chances are your old fluorescent bulbs put out more radio-frequency energy than that. It’s also safe for the cell networks because of advanced anti-feedback technology that automatically cuts the signal if there’s any problem with the cell network.

There’s nothing more to pay (other than the cost of electricity)
You’ll pay a few pennies a month to the power company but there’s no monthly fee and nothing else to buy. Cell boosters come in kits that include everything you need, even the cable.

The cell companies are 100% ok with you doing this.
Every single cell booster we offer is 100% approved by all the major cell carriers. There’s a simple form you fill out and bring to them and they can’t turn you down. Some cell carriers even sell boosters themselves.

A cell booster will work when the internet is down.
Cell companies will want to sell you something called a “microcell” that connects to your home internet. That’s fine of course but what if the internet’s out? That’s when you really need cell service and you won’t get it. A cell booster works as long as there’s power to it, and a garden-variety battery backup UPS will keep it going for hours, if you want to connect one.

You pick the size and coverage area you want.
You can get great cell service in one room or a 20,000 square foot space, it’s completely up to you. If you’re just looking for a good connection at your desk, there are small boosters under $100 that will get the job done.

You can be up and running with a cell booster the same day you get it. If you’re looking for the best selection of signal boosters, give Solid Signal a call at 888-233-7563, browse our class-leading selection, or let our experts give you a free, no-obligation recommendation. You’ll be glad you did!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.