A Quick Lesson on Wi-Fi Calling and Smart Signal Boosters
The more things change, the more they sound the same. But they’re not.
Take the terms smart signal booster and Wi-Fi calling for example. You may see them marketed under a single portfolio of solutions designed to address the challenges of poor indoor signal coverage. So it’s easy to see why one would think they operate the same way.
So to help clear some confusion we’re seeing in the market, here’s what you need to know:
Wi-Fi calling – This service runs off an existing Wi-Fi network, so to make it work, you need a router and a broadband connection. You also need to have a phone that supports Wi-Fi calling (such as the new iPhone 6). For mobile subscribers that don’t have any cellular coverage indoors, Wi-Fi calling may be a great option.
Cel-Fi Smart Signal booster – If you’re a regular reader of our blog, then you probably know about this one. As Cel-Fi leverages the mobile network to deliver a strong signal indoors, it doesn’t require a broadband connection. It also works on any 3G and 4G device on the same carrier network. All you need for it to work is one bar of coverage when indoors. Simply plug it in and within minutes you’ll experience up to five bars of signal coverage.
(If you have questions about Cel-Fi in relation to other indoor signal coverage solutions, check out our blog post about femtocells vs. smart signal boosters)
Does that help clarify the differences between the two? Do you have other questions about Cel-Fi that we can answer for you?
By the Cel-Fi Team