EE Booster Box – Need A Free Quote?

EE released the “EE Signal Box” recently, to try and boost the poor phone signal which some of their customers had been suffering from. The EE signal box‘s main target market is domestic mobile phone users however occasionally commercial situations are willing to give it a try to improve the signal which is slowing down their business.

While you may have read in our previous blogs about EE signal boosters, the EE signal box is a similar piece of equipment but works in a totally different way. The EE signal box or “booster box” uses your home broadband to pick up and relay a phone signal to your phone. By using your broadband, EE allows you to connect to their network allowing you to make calls indoors within 15 metres of the EE boost box.

EE Signal Booster Box

EE Signal Booster Box
However, while this all sounds simple and straightforward, the need for a download speed of 512kbps and an upload speed of 256kbps is imperative for your EE signal box to work seamlessly. It would be quite rare these days for your broadband connection to be slower than this, however, to be on the safe side it is worth checking your internet speed using the fast website before purchasing the EE signal box. Another thing which you require is a 3G compatible smartphone.

While smartphones are at an all time peak for popularity not everyone has one which limits the effectiveness of the EE signal box even more. The EE signal box can show limitations to how many users can connect at once, making it less suitable for commercial settings, as only 4 users can connect at the one time, with a poor connection limiting this further to 1 – 2 users. Comparing it to the O2 equivalent, this is only an eighth of the amount of users which can connect. You will use your data allowance while availing of the EE signal box but your usual tariff should be taken into consideration with each call using a small part of this.

EE Mobile Booster Box

EE Mobile Booster Box
Like I previously mentioned, your upload and download broadband speed needs to be sufficient for your EE signal box to work. However, this isn’t all that you will need. As you will be connecting to the broadband router in your home you will need to have a spare ethernet port for your EE booster box to connect to and also have a power supply near to your broadband router for the signal box to plug into and gain power from.

If you need to find out more details about setting up your EE signal box, there is a how to inside the box and their support team can also assist you in getting connected.

Now you have connected your 3G booster box you should be able to call numbers easily through the 3G connection gained from your broadband router. While we have discussed the limitation of these boosters, we are now going to discuss an alternative example of a means to boost your EE signal. Without relying on an internet connection or limiting the users on your device. Sure Signal ltd has years of experience in installing booster equipment across the United Kingdom. The materials which we use in most cases is a distributed antenna system.

This works by picking up the available signal at the point near your home or business where the signal is at its strongest, usually the roof. Once this signal is received and is sufficient, we then cable the equipment to a OFCOM approved booster to then relay the signal through the use of internal antennas. The amount of internal antennas required is down to both the size and the layout of the building with the signal strength also playing an important role.

EE 3G Signal Booster Box

Like the O2 system, the EE signal box is limited to EE phone numbers and sims only. Therefore limiting the effectiveness of it in a work environment particularly but also limiting the domestic effectiveness as some visitors, room mates or family members may be using a different network to EE.

While the EE signal box is an excellent piece of equipment, its limitations and requirements seriously hinder its effectiveness to the user. At Sure Signal the vast majority of our clients are commercial, where the likelihood of the EE booster box working is very low unless for example, in a small office. Therefore if you would like to discuss the matter further with one of our experienced and informed project managers, feel free to contact us today where we can look at your situation and work towards the most suitable solution for you. We can provide a free consultation and quote so you can then decide the best option available to you.

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