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No Cell Reception?  No Problem. We Have the Solution.

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No Cell Reception? No Problem. We Have the Solution.

The Hamptons are known for beautiful beaches, summer parties, and terrible mobile reception. Luckily with cell boosters you can drastically enhance the signal in your home.  There are two types of boosters, ones sold by  service providers and ones that support all carriers. 

Carrier Solutions  

The three major carriers, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint all have their own network specific solution. All of these boosters are the size of a router and get hardwired via an Ethernet cable turning the device into a private cell tower for your home. As you can see in the chart below, the features vary slightly depending on the carrier.

Sprint and AT&T require you to add an additional service to your plan in order to use Microcells/AIRAVEs, once the service is activated, you have unlimited calling and data usage that doesn't count toward your traditional usage limits. Verizon doesn't require a service, but all minutes and data used via the Wireless Network Extender are calculated into your monthly allowance.  

With AT&T you have to register your device in order to access your Microcell and they don't offer an open network for guests. Sprint allows you to have open or restricted accesses. Restricted access is limited to 50 registered users. Verizon is open access, while it does have a restricted mode, it's not locked. By passers can't gain access to your devices through these open extenders, but they can join your network counting as one of your active users, taking from your bandwidth. 

Non Carrier Solutions

There are a number of cell boosters that use wifi to enhance your cell signal regardless of carrier. Most of these devices work with Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular, Datajack/Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. These solutions tend to allow for more active users at a time, but are usually a bit more expensive. You don't have to add an additional service to your plan to use these (they work like Verizon's Wireless Network Extender, counting as part of your traditional plan's usage).

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