AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless offer devices¹ to enhance indoor cellular coverage for voice, text and data. These devices provide a signal boost in a range of approximately 5,000 square feet. All that is required is an ethernet connection and a power source. For areas where coverage is not optimal, you may use WiFi Calling if your phone supports it. To discuss improving indoor cellular coverage, or for questions, please contact Telephone Services at TSC@lbl.gov or x7997.
Supervisor approval is required. Send email to Telephone Services and include the following:
- Your cellular number and service provider
- Your office location or residential address where device will be used
- Project ID and Activity Code
- For AT&T customers only: all cellular phone numbers to be registered on device (max 15 users)
Product Description and Comparison
|Provider||AT&T Wireless||Verizon Wireless|
|Cost (one time)||$229.99||$249|
|Number of Simultaneous Users||8||7|
|Device Registration Required||Contact TSC for consultation||No – open to any Verizon user within range|
|Range||3,000 square feet (about a 25–foot radius)||7,500 square feet (about a 50–foot radius)|
|Model||AT&T Cell Booster||4G Network Extender|
¹Use on either the AT&T Cell Booster or the Verizon Network Extender will count against your calling and data plan.
|Important: Place device within 3 feet of a window in order to acquire a GPS signal. Device should be at least 1 foot away from other wireless devices (i.e. WiFi). Signal coverage boost may vary depending on your location and structure.|