Why You Should Buy an ICASA Approved Signal Booster
- 16 Jul, 2020
Are you struggling with dropped calls or lagging, incoherent conversations on your cell phone in your home, office or car in South Africa? Housing materials such as concrete, metal, tinted glass windows, etc. block cellular signals and prevent good mobile reception indoors. To solve this issue, simply installing a cell phone signal booster is a great solution.
But, keep in mind, when installing a cell phone signal booster system, that it has the necessary legal approval to avoid an entire host of possible problems with your equipment.
Signal Booster Standards
All signal boosters must be type approved by ICASA, the independent communications authority of South Africa. Back before signal boosters had to be approved by ICASA, many manufacturers made virtually any claims they wanted, as there were no one to hold them accountable. Also, product quality and performance varied widely (and still does with some of the illegal products on the SA market).
Some boosters are made so poorly that when they enter an oscillation condition – a feedback loop caused by improper antenna location – they overpower and shut down portions of the cellular network. Poorly engineered boosters are capable of shutting down the cell network that provide service to thousands of cell phone customers in the area.
Should ICASA contact you regarding a signal booster that is causing interference, it could be confiscated and you might face a hefty fine if the booster does not have the necessary certification.
Results of Regulation
For several reasons having ICASA regulations governing cell boosters are a win-win situation for all parties concerned.
First of all, there’s accountability. It’s virtually impossible for booster manufacturers to get away with exaggerated marketing claims. Why? Because now all cell signal booster models are tested by independent labs, and the test results are part of the public record.
If a maker of cell boosters made false claims for marketing purposes, that manufacturer would get called out by the public and, of course, by competing manufacturers.
ICASA regulations also mandate performance and manufacturing standards for signal boosters. Every booster sold in South Africa must meet those standards, and the lab tests I mentioned earlier make sure they do.
If you want to be sure the cell signal booster you buy works exactly as the manufacturer says it does, then get a booster that’s certified by ICASA.
Buy Our ICASA Approved Signal Boosters with Confidence!
- All our Cell phone signal boosters have ICASA type approval, and improve reception for all cellphones and networks in SA.
- Strong cellular signals reduce dropped calls, and improves Internet speed.
- Installing a signal booster is easy with instructions for any 3G, 4G, LTE network.
- Available for vehicles or in-home residential & in-building commercial installations.
- Experienced signal booster installer teams available to install at an affordable cost.
- No monthly fees nor contracts. Only a one-time signal amplifier kit purchase.
- Free trial - 30 days total satisfaction money-back guarantee for all cell phone signal booster kits.
Our TOP ICASA approved “Plug and Play” Signal Booster Solution
The weBoost AH100-PP or “Plug and Play” kit, is an easy install signal booster option for spot coverage with up to 50dB gain. It’s a no-drilling-no-fuss unit that anyone can set up within a couple of minutes. It comes with a window or pole mountable omni antenna and cable can be brought in through the window and plugged straight into the booster. The stylish Wilson Desktop Antenna can be placed on a cabinet or desk and will transmit the stronger signal. The unit can be easily removed to be taken with you wherever you go for a truly portable signal booster solution.
The Plug and Play kit is an economical option if you're on a budget and only need spot coverage, for example, at a desk or work station. It's also a great option if you need to stabilise your mi-fi/wi-fi router which relies on a sim card for internet connectivity.
The TOP ICASA approved Signal Booster Choice for Single Rooms
Designed, as you might expect, to cover a room or smaller area in your home - where it is most needed. The WeBoost Home AH100-Pro Signal Booster is an affordable, yet versatile solution, fully capable of improving your indoor cellular signal. The kit comes with a 50db gain amplifier and is paired with a powerful indoor and external antenna. It covers up to a maximum of up to 150m2 depending on the outside signal strength. The cable can be brought into the home or office via a window entry cable for an easy installation - requiring no drilling. When purchased with an optional vehicle expansion kit, it doubles as a vehicle signal booster for your car, SUV, 4x4 or caravan.
The BEST ICASA approved Cell Phone Signal Booster for Medium Sized Homes
The WilsonPro A500 Cell Phone Signal Booster is the most popular cellular booster for average size homes. 75% of customers who purchased one have found it to be the right fit for them, so it's usually the one we recommend first for medium sized home or office coverage. It's easy to see why it's so popular, due to it’s value for money, wideband coverage and frequency range that usually works for most people. The signal booster can be purchased as a DIY installation kit, or can be installed by one of our certified installation teams. The powerful amplifier with up to 70dB gain and paired with various options for indoor and outdoor antennas. It features higher uplink and downlink power than most competitor cell signal boosters, meaning it's more likely to work well in weaker signal areas. If you require greater coverage with even more powerful amplification, consider its big brother product, the WilsonPro A1000 Cell Phone Signal Booster.
ICASA approved Signal Booster For Extra Large Homes, Offices And Heavy Duty Coverage
If you've got a really big home or office in a very weak signal area and want the whole kit and caboodle, this is your best option. The WilsonPro A1000 Cell Phone Signal Booster is the most powerful commercial unit in the WilsonPro range, provides up to 74dB gain, and is worth considering if you live in a very remote area, far away from the closest cell tower or in an urban area with a big house, as it can handle powerful signal quite well. It features Automatic Gain Control technology to manage signal overload, and covers up to 1000m2 under best circumstances. You won't beat the power of this unit, and if utility is what you really value, you can't do better than this for your home.
Bolton Technical is the leading provider of cell phone signal boosters by weBoost and WilsonPro. All Cell Phone Signal Boosters are ICASA approved devices that amplify 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cell phone signal for any phone with any network (including Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom) for home, office, or vehicle. We seriously hate dropped calls and poor coverage, so it's our goal to eliminate weak signal from your life: Free consultation (ask us anything) with our JHB based customer support (email us) or call us at 011 749 3085.