Stay In Touch This Summer: Cellular Boosters

As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, people begin to consider preparing cabins and trailers for summer use. Just what is necessary to be “up and running” has changed dramatically since the advent of cellular phones and internet. Many need to maintain coverage for business, or even just for emergencies.
Communication in this way has become an essential part of our lives, and many of us feel lacking without it. However, any BC resident knows that our beautiful province is also exceptionally difficult to cover. Our majestic mountains block towers, and our summer destinations often err on the side of remote.
This is exactly why cellular boosters offer so much to residents and vacationers in this province. Boosters act to increase weak cellular signal, thereby providing coverage in areas a cell phone alone would not work. At Walco, we are proud to carry Wilson Electronics products, offering a variety of boosters designed to tackle unique coverage concerns.
In-vehicle boosters are great for those with trailers or campers. Not only does this provide superior coverage when driving remote roads, but also increases signal once you have found the perfect camping spot. In-vehicle boosters come in three forms. The first option is wireless boosters. These boosters need not be connected to the cell phone or data device. Further, they are powerful enough to support multiple devices within the six foot range. The second option is a cradle, which acts as an antenna, charger and booster all in one. This is great for hands free operation.  The third option is ‘semi-wireless’, which attaches to the back of the device to provide a bump in signal.
In-building boosters are suitable for cabins and summer houses. Varying by space size, boosters offer customizable coverage. Small area boosters cover roughly the size of a small workspace or desk, and are plug and play. This can create a balance for those who want to maintain some feeling of being away from the hustle of emails and messages while on summer vacation, but wish to maintain a small access point in case of emergency. Mid-size area boosters provide coverage of a small room or office. This is useful for those who may work remotely or ensure they have a space to take important calls. Large-size area boosters are designed for houses or cabins. These provide coverage across your summer home, and reduce the need to go to a specific covered area. Large area boosters are designed for in-building installation, which allows for one time set up.

All devices require external antennas as part of installation. Walco has experience installing these devices, and would be happy to provide such services. As actual coverage areas may depend on the nature of the building and degree of signal, we would be happy to discuss your unique situation and find the best booster to suit your needs.