Choose The Best Inside Antenna For Your Cell Phone Booster

A man uses his phone after installing his indoor cell signal booster.

Signal boosters are essential when you are living in an area where the cell reception is weak. The cell phone booster will help to improve the cellular reception by increasing the strength of the cell signals coming from the nearest cell tower. The outside antenna, amplifier, and the inside antenna are the three main components of the signal booster system that helps it to improve the cellular reception inside the building or vehicle. 

In this article, we will discuss different types of inside antennas.

Dome Antenna

This type of inside antenna is mainly used in square-shaped rooms, circular rooms, and single-story buildings. As the name suggests, the dome antenna is mounted on the ceiling of the room to rebroadcast the amplified cell signals equally to all parts of the room. You need to have access to above the ceiling or crawl space to install the dome antenna. 

There are two different varieties of dome antennas. The first one is an indoor standard dome antenna. This type of antenna on the 698 to 960-megahertz band offers a gain of 2 dB, and on the 1700 to 2700-megahertz band offers a gain of 5 dB. The other one is the ultra-thin antenna which has a higher gain than the indoor standard dome antenna. On the 698 to the 960-megahertz band, this type of dome antenna offers a gain of up to 3.5 dB, and on the 1700 to 2700-megahertz band, the antenna offers 7.5 dB gain.

Panel Antenna

The panel antennas are installed usually on the walls and mainly used in narrow rooms and hallways. In addition to that, panel antennas are also used in homes, offices, and multi-story buildings. When compared to other inside antennas, it is easier to install the panel antenna.

The panel antenna rebroadcast the boosted cell signals in a beam pattern with a 45-degree coverage. The panel antenna, on a 698 to 960- megahertz band, offers a gain of 7 dB and on the 1700 to 2700-megahertz band, offers a gain of 10 dB.

Whip Antenna

This type of internal antenna is mainly used in small spaces, like inside of a car, boat, bus, RV, or small room. The whip antenna usually comes with a magnetic base, which makes it easier to install on the roof of cars, buses, RVs, and boats.  The whip antenna usually offers a gain of 2 dB on the 698 to the 960-megahertz band and on the 700 to 2700-megahertz band, it offers a 5 dB gain to the cell signal.