3G allows mobile users to access the internet anywhere, anytime, as long as they are under 3G coverage. With 3G, users can now download music on the train, make bank transfers in a cafe, accumulate membership points in shops and etc. with their mobile phones. 3G operates on the 900/2100 MHz band. It is transmitted on a higher frequency as compared to 2G which allows 3G to carry more data traffic but travel a relatively shorter distance. This explains why in some remote areas, users can make voice calls but cannot access the internet.
Which booster should I get?
Different carrier networks run on different frequencies. It is important to get a signal booster that supports your network. We offer boosters that support one single frequency (900MHz), dual frequencies (900/2100MHz), and multiple frequencies (900/1800/2100MHz). Boosters that accommodate more than one frequency normally can support more carrier networks and cover both 2G and 3G. Check out our Tri-band boosters that covers 900/1800/2100MHz frequencies and supports all carrier networks, both 2G and 3G.
The booster size you need comes down to two important factors: a) Outdoor signal strength: Stronger outdoor signal reception of your location offers more signal input to the booster, enabling the booster to cover larger indoor areas. For users in rural areas where 3G is yet to be covered (0-2 signal bars), it is recommended to install a Parabolic Antenna beforehand. A parabolic antenna can pick up network signals from base station that is located at a relatively farther distance, up to 30km. The booster then collects the outdoor signal and amplify it indoor.
b) Obstructions: Open-plan houses tend to receive higher signal coverage, as compared to houses with multiple partition walls. Signals are weakened as they pass through walls, you may need a booster with stronger output power to enhance the indoor coverage.