How can a cell phone signal booster pay for itself?

One has to wonder why a cell phone signal booster is even necessary when you are already signed up with a carrier and pay a monthly bill to get cell phone signal. Shouldn’t it be the job of the carrier company to make sure you get the best reception and retain you as their customer? In a completely logical world “yes” would be the answer to your curious reasoning. But in reality that is never the case for a few reasons. You see the cell phone companies have been doing this for a long time and they have a few tricks up their sleeves to keep you as a paying customer for at least an year or 2. The cell phones cost as much or more then what laptops use to cost and one of the main reason for that is that the smart phones of today are packed with components and features that were not even imagined a couple years ago. For instance now you can check your blood glucose levels without a prick or any elaborate methods, with the DexCOM and Apple iPhone or the apple watch you can get your readings right to your phone. Plus an average consumer spends more time on their phone then any other device and it sort of makes sense to pay that price, atleast a majority of us think so. With smart phones reaching such astronomical price points, it can mostly be afforded on a payment plan and lot of these carriers understand that and get you excited about the device more then the service.

With Phone deals such as these you are hard pressed to get the phone you like and get locked into the service plan that is bundled with data and text. An average consumer uses 1.8 MB data per month according to this analytical website. An Android user, uses close to 7 MB and iPhone users use close to 9 MB (face time is a popular iPhone app and that is where most of the difference comes from). With such high usage of data we are consuming quite a high amount of data when we can, but we are at the mercy of our cell phone carriers to provide that data. According to eMarketer a typical cell phone user spends keep increasing every year.

Now, if time is money then waiting for pages to load when browsing or waiting for videos to buffer is money lost. E-commerce websites loose a potential sale if their website is slower by 8 seconds according to one study. The attention span and tolerance of today’s internet users are in very tight and it is a good thing. The less time we spend waiting for information is time we gained to go be productive with that information and takes the frustration out of life and that is value!