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Compare Wilson "Pro 70", "Pro 70 Plus" and "Pro 70 Plus Select" Kits

Oct 26, 2018

Comparison of Wilson "Pro 70", "Pro 70 Plus" And "Pro 70 Plus Select" Kits.

The Wilson Pro 70 series cell phone signal boosters include the WilsonPro 70, WilsonPro 70 Plus and WilsonPro 70 Plus Select. Above video shows you the differences between the various Pro 70 series cell amplifiers and gives you specific use cases where each would be the most effective choice to enhance cellular signals and provide increased cell coverage for your clients. The Wilson Pro 70 series signal boosters are designed to enhance cellular signals for multiple devices and multiple carriers inside a large home or office building.

The Pro 70.

The Pro 70 is the base model in this series of amps. This amp got its name from the maximum 70 dB of gain it produces. It takes the incoming signal from the cell tower and amplifies it by up to 70 decibels before distributing it through as many as four indoor antennas. The Pro 70 can provide indoor cell signal coverage for up to 15,000 square feet of space. Of course, the indoor coverage will vary depending on the strength of the outside signal before it is amplified. The ideal use case for the Wilson Pro 70 is an installation where the outside cell signal is not especially strong, say roughly -65 dBm to -85 dBM or weaker. The Pro 70 amp excels at pulling in this outside signal, amplifying it and distributing it around the indoor space where cell devices can connect.

The Pro 70 Plus.

The Pro 70 Plus amp like the Pro 70 also produces a maximum of 70 dB gain, but the "plus" in its name refers to the additional output power this amp delivers. Because of this higher output, it can provide up to 25,000 square feet of signal coverage with a strong outdoor signal versus the Pro 70's 15,000 square foot max. That is a major difference between these two amps.

Another difference: The Pro 70 Plus kit has broader antenna choices than the Pro 70 does. Pro 70 Plus kits are available with omnidirectional outside antenna and indoor dome antenna options. These antennas also work with the Pro 70 amplifier but must be purchased separately for use with the Pro 70. The outside omni antenna is required in situations where the towers for various cell carriers lie in different directions from the amplifier Installation.

To pull in those signals from different directions, an omnidirectional donor antenna is installed outside the building. A dome antenna broadcast amplifies signal indoors in an even 365-degree circular pattern while the panel antenna radiates signal forward in one direction. The Pro 70 Plus has all the features and benefits of the Pro 70 but doesn't shutdown as readily when strong outside signals are present, say -55 to -70 dBm, and the Plus' added output power will turn that strong outside cell signal into a greater indoor coverage area.

The Pro 70 Plus Select.

The Pro 70 Plus Select also covers up to 25,000 square feet of indoor area, but it has one major difference from the Pro 70 Plus. The "Pro 70 Plus Select" offers ability to manually reduce the gain in coverage area as desired on each of the five frequency bands.

Final Note.

The main difference between the Pro 70 and the Pro 70 Plus/Select is that the Pro 70 Plus/Select are able to handle a stronger signal without shutting down. This is important in an area where a cell tower is in the area. The difference between the Pro 70 Plus and the Select is that the Pro 70 Plus will automatically adjust if there is a stronger signal. The Select can too, but it does allow for manual adjustments. We don't see much of an advantage because the booster will still automatically adjust if there is a stronger signal outside, but the manual adjustments will lock in the levels and not allow for change if there happens to be changes in the signal outside.

All the Pro 70 series amplifiers come in kits with an included indoor and outdoor antenna, cable, lightning surge protector and cable connectors. The Pro 70 and Pro 70 plus are also available with 75 ohm f-type connectors for integrators who prefer to use RG11 cable. For larger jobs, expansion kits are also available with additional antennas for all the Pro 70 series amps.

Of course, these amplifiers are compatible with all US cell networks. All three models are FCC certified by independent lab testing and pre-approved for installation by all US cell service providers. Here's a detailed comparison of Wilson Pro 70 Kits.

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  • This comparison of Wilson’s different Pro models is well done. What I like the most is that the names make sense. There’s the Pro 70. I don’t know if you’d call it a base model or not, but the Pro 70 Plus makes it clear it does more than the Pro 70. The same thing goes with the Pro 70 Plus Select. This is how all manufacturers should label their products.

    Isaac Church on
  • I’d like to update my existing system to a more powerful amp. I don’t need any antennas or cables. Can I just purchase the amp alone?

    todd bailey on
  • Comprehensive review of the Wilson Pro 70 Plus kits. It seems as if there’s an even greater demand for ways to increase cell phone signals. Is it because more people are using phones? Anyone have any information on this growing trend? It seems like things are deteriorating rather than improving.

    Drew Parker on
  • Hmmmn. I wanted to read this and learn about Wilson Pro antennas and the different models like the Wilson Pro 70 plus select. I’m glad I watched the video because I thought this was something I’d buy for my home. While it looks helpful for bigger buildings, it’s not what I need. I’ll check out some of the other models around here. Speaking of models, the girl on the phone was pretty cute.

    Don Whitman on

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