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FCC Regulation on Cell Phone Signal Boosters, Amplifiers, Repeaters

Jun 09, 2016

FCC Regulation on Cell Phone Signal Boosters, Amplifiers, Repeaters

Poor mobile signal reception and dropped calls are challenges that consumers face almost daily. While mobile operators recognize this is an issue, they have historically adopted an extremely strict policy against the use of consumer-class boosters and legacy cell phone signal boosters, repeaters, or amplifiers on their networks due to interference and damage caused by these systems on their networks.

After April 30, 2014, those who have relied on many legacy signal boosters, amplifiers or repeaters to help improve their cellular signals may no longer be able to use them. No more 5 watts, 4 watts, 3 watts, even 2 watts cell phone amplifier kits allowed - they will be illegal in United States. The Report and Order for wireless signal boosters defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February 2013 means consumers may now only be able to use cell signal boosters that are approved for use on their wireless carrier’s network which are limited to output of 1 Watt EIRP (Effective Isotropic Radiated Power).

Cel-Fi was designed according to the requirements of the new Report and Order for service provider specific signal boosters as defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is also the first consumer booster approved by T-Mobile and ATandT for use on their wireless networks, and over 137 leading global mobile operators. Cel-Fi is also the only consumer booster authorized and approved by the communications commissions in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Cel-Fi relies on intelligent, self-organizing algorithms to maximize the area of coverage for users and ensure it does not compromise or interfere with mobile operator networks or impede other subscribers’ signals. Cel-Fi does not require any new equipment or changes to existing network infrastructure, or mobile devices.

Having Cel-Fi tested and approved by AT&T for use on its network (AT&T has never before allowed the use of a consumer booster on its network) is testament to Cel-Fi’s unconditional network safety and ease of deployment.

We carry other brand signal boosters as well that are FCC approved for use within USA such as: SureCall, weBoost and Wilson Pro. Per FCC regulations, we provide professional installation services by certified installers for commercial grade business cell phone signal boosters. Commercial signal boosters, amplifiers, repeaters must be installed by certified technicians according to comply with the new FCC regulations.

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  • Two federal agencies I don’t like to get involved with—the IRS and the FCC. Cell phone signal boosters fortunately aren’t that complicated anymore when it comes to getting one, putting it in, and making sure it’s compliant with the feds. However, don’t ignore the regulations because you’ll not only upset your neighbors, but you could get a visit from the feds.

    Bennie Glass on
  • Adam, your question “what can you do if the WiFi signal is weak in a room?” has several answers. The first thing I would do is to check your house and figure out where you use the WiFi the most. For example, if you use the WiFi in your computer room or family room and the signal is weak there, you may need to move your wireless router. Another thing I tell people is to make sure you have a secure password and no one is stealing your WiFi. Check your router antenna too and see if you can get a better one. On a related note, your router may be old and you need a new one to take advantage of technology upgrades. Finally, there are WiFi boosters that can boost your signal so you have a strong signal throughout your home.

    Kevin Allard on
  • Interesting look at the cell phone signal booster regulations. On a related note, what can you do if the WiFi signal is weak in a room?

    Adam K. Jewell on
  • I don’t think anyone wants to deal with the FCC (although they’re not as bad as the IRS I’m sure). It’s got to be a good feeling having a cell phone booster so your calls are crystal clear and don’t get dropped. However, if you know anything about radio waves, you know there is the potential for cell phone signal booster interference. Thus, a FCC certified signal booster is what you’ll want, especially if you’re read this blog and seen the problems you can run into if you don’t have a FCC certified repeater or FCC certified cell booster. Don’t leave this kind of thing to chance is the message I’m getting. A FCC booster is the only way to go. That way you can enjoy the benefits of a booster without any hassles. Your neighbors will thank you too.

    Gene Palmer on
  • How do you improve your cell phone signal strength while navigating the ever-changing world we live in with its codes, regulations, and laws? Looks like there’s one less thing to worry about thanks to this company keeping up with the times and looking forward.

    Freddie Hennigan on
  • Why can’t the FCC construct a long-rang plan so consumers and carriers aren’t dealing with constant changes in regulations? I know technology is changing rapidly, but the FCC seems to be three steps behind everyone else. Anyone have any suggestions on fixing this issue or am I the only one? At least Cel-Fi knows what they’re doing.

    Morgan Matthews on

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