NY Times asserts the control the Cell Phone Companies Seek

In a resent New York Times article the author gave the readers a glimpse of the ways and means the major cell phone providers try to take the industry in the direction that they seem to like it. Instead of paying more attention in how to improve the over sold infrastructure , they are going about threatening the nascent cell phone booster manufacturers. The contention is that some cell phone boosters are sending more feedback to the cell tower and disrupts the smooth operation of the cell site. The claim made by the cell major carriers, which does not include T-mobile goes to say that the authenticity of the claim is questionable. The cell phone companies want to make the cell phone carriers go through an approval process before letting some manufacturers sell a particular cell phone signal booster.

The cell phone booster manufacturers do not want the mega companies to tell them what to do, understandably so. The FCC has regulations and most of the popular and recognizable cell phone booster manufacturers adhere to best practices advocated by FCC. The major carriers wants to use the FCC as its arm of control on small players. The case is pending in FCC and the final verdict is not out yet. The independent consumers however love the idea that they have an alternative to getting frustrated with the slow response or even recognizing the fact that poor reception is a real problem and the very act of running out side the building to pick a call is not what the phone companies promised with the cell phones.

The good news is that a lot of government and public service agencies already use these devices and says that they have been immensely helped with alternative avenues like the cell phone booster systems to solve its signal problems. The true problem with cell phone reception issues is due to the fact that the cell phone signal is not inherently powerful enough to penetrate concrete walls and steel side walls. In such cases where the signal can’t penetrate the thick outer walls of the structure the best solution is to provide signal from inside the building then rather setting up signals from outside to going in. This basic principle is what makes a cell phone booster a simple solution for an obvious problem that the phone companies seem to ignore.