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Differences in Wilson Electronics' Pro 70 vs. Pro 70 Plus by WilsonPro

Apr 19, 2020

Differences in Wilson Electronics' Pro 70 vs. Pro 70 Plus by WilsonPro

Comparing the WilsonPro 70 (465134) and WilsonPro 70 Plus (463127/463227)

Wilson Electronics' signal amplifier brand for commercial installations is known as Wilson Pro. In 2019, among all the Wilson Pro 70 series kits, the first one that was introduced, the WilsonPro 70, was discontinued.

In our opinion, the reason this kit was discontinued is that it seemed redundant because an equally powerful weBoost consumer brand's highest power kit now used in the weBoost Installed Home Complete was introduced and came into existence.

However, Wilson Electronics still offers the WilsonPro 70 Plus as a cellular signal boosting system for commercial entry-level applications. It is suitable for use in large houses or small business areas up to 25,000 square feet.

In the past, we have shown comparison video of all Wilson Pro 70 series kits. In addition, we have compared specs. of Pro 70 / 70-Plus / 70-Plus-Select side-by-side. Today, to simplify your choice if you're considering only Wilson Pro 70 and Wilson Pro 70 Plus (50-ohm versions), we will compare just these two models.

Price.

The normal retail price for the WilsonPro 70 is $899.99. The normal retail price for the WilsonPro 70 Plus is $1099.99. These're Manufacturer Approved Prices (MAP) meaning they cannot be sold for less. Back in 2018, the WilsonPro 70 Plus was valued at $1799.99, with its price dropping to $1099.99 in subsequent years.

This price drop is solely because of the introduction of the WilsonPro 1100 and the retirement of the WilsonPro 70, both of which allowed the WilsonPro 70 Plus to take its position as the brand's entry-level cell phone signal booster for commercial use. When you consider the features and power of the WilsonPro 70 Class, it becomes apparent that this cell signal booster offers enormous value.

Design of Booster.

Both the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus are constructed with metal housing, with the only real difference between the design of the boosters being the labeling which can be found on the front portion of the booster itself. Both boosters are powered by wall outlets of 110 volts, with both using the Wilson 859900 power supply unit. Please note that the part # 859900 is discontinued and replaced with Wilson 850010.

Gain and Power.

Gain refers to the signal strength increase. Gain is measured in decibels (dB). The WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus both offer maximum gains of as much as 70 dB, which is the typical gain offering of a commercial level signal booster.

Downlink and Uplink Power.

Uplink refers to the output of power used by the booster to facilitate communication with distant cell signal towers. Uplink is measured in dBm (decibel milliwatts). The greater the amount of uplink power, the higher the ability of the booster to facilitate communication with distant cell towers. The WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus both offer 22.2 dBm uplink power across all applicable bands.

The downlink refers to the output of power used by the booster to facilitate communications with cellular devices, including cell phones, within the building. Expressed in dBm (decibel milliwatts), the amount of downlink power is one factor that differentiates the WilsonPro 70 from the 70 Plus.

The WilsonPro 70 offers an average downlink power of approx. +10.5 dBm across all applicable bands, while the WilsonPro 70 Plus offers an average downlink power of +12 dBm across all applicable bands. This is an important factor that allows customers to differentiate between these two products.

Since the WilsonPro 70 Plus offers more than ten times the downlink power offered by the WilsonPro 70, this gives the WilsonPro 70 Plus the ability to cope with more simultaneous users at any one time. Some people think of it as having a greater "pipeline" - a factor that will prove enormously important in setups that demand a high amount of cell data usage and a great number of simultaneous users.

Display.

Both the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus include a signal meter with an LCD panel. In fact, all of the weBoost products offered by Wilson Electronics display the status of the booster using LED lights. The display includes a button allowing the user to choose between the four cell signal bands capable of being received within the signal amplifier. This function is particularly useful to verify that the cellular band is functioning correctly.

Connectors.

Both the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus utilize N Connectors since these are considered a highly robust form of connector that are typically found in systems rated commercial-grade such as these.

Coaxial Cables.

Both the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus utilize the same types of coaxial cables. The 400-type coaxial cable is a standard inclusion in 50-ohm signal boosting systems and facilitates signal loss over 100 feet of only -3.7 dB. Alternatively, a plenum air cable (with signal loss over 100 feet of -2.0 dB) or a half-inch FPE cable can be used with these signal boosting systems. FPE-Foamed Polyethylene cable (FPE) provides lower attenuation and capacitance than solid PE. These alternative types of cables are best suited for large buildings that require long cable runs.

Antennas.

Both the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus use the same type of 50-ohm outdoor omni, panel, or indoor dome LPDA antennas.

Intended Applications.

Both the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus are intended for use within small offices or large homes. The WilsonPro 70 can accommodate a medium number of simultaneous users over up to 15,000 sq. ft. The WilsonPro 70 Plus can accommodate a high number of simultaneous users spread out over up to 25,000 sq. ft. For this reason, the WilsonPro 70 Plus is considered the better choice where heavy user loads and high levels of performance are a necessity.

Choosing between the WilsonPro 70 and WilsonPro 70 Plus.

If you're having trouble choosing between the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus, feel free to contact the signal boosting experts at SignalBooster.com. We will be happy to give you the benefit of our expert advice and tell you exact products you should consider to help improve the cellular signals within your home or office building.

Call for free consultation:

1-855-846-2654

Have these commercial grade kits installed by experienced and qualified Wilson Electronics installer.


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  • The price difference… wowza. I’m not sure if I’d like the difference in product enough to justify the budget. It’s a bit rich for me.

    Hen S on
  • Some vendors will stop selling a discontinued product even when it is still reliable and has some useful years left. The reason, of course, is to sell the latest and greatest (and usually more expensive) next best thing. I think it’s good business that signal booster is letting people know about the differences between the Pro 70 and the Pro 70 Plus and pointing out when one might be a better option than the other.

    Eileen Simmons on

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