Mobile Phone Repeater Could Be Your Answer
Improving Your Mobile Signal with Mobile Phone Repeater
It is no secret that mobile phone coverage in Australia leaves much to be desired. Consumers expect to be able to make their calls and check their email anywhere they go. But with a low density population and an entire continent to cover, Australian telecommunication companies are strained to provide reliable mobile service even in major metropolitan areas, let alone in outlying suburbs and in the country.
One solution that many homeowners and landlords are turning to is repeaters. Simply put, a mobile phone repeater is an electronic device that picks up a mobile phone signal and repeats it into a building. Your mobile – and the mobiles of your family or tenants and visitors – works more reliably and uses less energy reducing possible health impacts from radio signals while improving battery life for your mobile phones.
Unfortunately, there is a dark side to this technology. With the ability to capture and relay a signal comes the ability to interfere with other, unrelated signals. And if you do not get the right equipment, you could be paying a hefty price for your mistake, as outlined in this video:
What is the Wrong Equipment?
The problem comes when property owners purchase cheap boosters instead of properly regulated repeaters. While a repeater is outfitted with smart electronics to pinpoint exactly the signal desired, a booster scoops up signal indiscriminately, effectively robbing your neighbours, to feed your own devices. The consequences of an unlicensed, bootleg booster can range from interference to other mobiles, all the way up to knocking entire suburbs off the air.
The consequences for Australians owning and operating an illegal booster can be severe, with penalties including fines of over $170,000 & also two years imprisonment. That may seem like a lot – until you consider the consequences not only of interfering with the communication services that your neighbours paid for, but the possibility of disrupting or blocking life and death calls to 000 in an emergency.
How Can I Be Sure My Repeater is Legal?
The first and most important step is to check with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to be sure that your repeater has been approved for use within Australia and for use by your required Australian mobile carrier. The next step is to be sure that it’s installed correctly so that it can be monitored when needed and the in case of malfunction, can be accessed for servicing. At Rising Connection, all our repeater solutions use ACMA approved equipment and start at under $1500 – a lot less money than $170,000.
Whether you are seeking improved service for a large building, a suburban home, or a country homestead up to 20km or more from a known mobile coverage area, send us an enquiry today to start your desktop survey and to be able speak with a representative.
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