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6th Apr 2014 /
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Solve Poor Reception Problems with a Wilson 801212 Mobile Wireless Kit

According to a latest survey carried out by the Pew Research Center, around 72 percent of Americans suffer in some way from bad signals. Over 32 percent of people have to get along with dropped calls a couple of times a week. Even with the great expansion in cellular services, the problem of bad reception lingers on. The problem of dropped calls will continue, even though the cellular service providers are adding more towers to expand their coverage areas.

This specific problem was under scrutiny of Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which finally approved usage of cell phone signal boosters. This is a huge relief for those people who were suffering from signal problems at their homes, offices or even when on the road.

In this article, we will learn what signal boosters are, how they work, and how you can solve your cell phone signal problems with the Wilson 801212 Mobile Wireless kit.

What are Cell Phone Signal Boosters?

Simply put, a cell phone signal booster, also known as a cellular repeater, is a device that boosts the cellular signals that are coming from the service provider’s towers. This signal is received through a reception antenna, processed through a signal amplifier to amplify its intensity, and then rebroadcasted using the device’s re-broadcast internal antenna.

This device does a great job of solving reception problems.

The Types of Signal Boosters

There are generally two types of Signal boosters:

  • 1.Analog – These signal boosters use analog technology to amplify the cell phone signals. They come with an outdoor antenna and cable and require installation by a technician.
  • 2.Smart Signal Booster – These are the latest types of signal boosters and utilize digital technology to ‘clean’ the signal before amplifying it. These are generally more expensive than the analog ones, but are well worth it. No installation is required as they are just plug and play.

Causes of Weak Signals

Weak reception can occur due to several factors. Here are some of the causes:

Distance from Cell Tower

Cell phone service providers install individual cellular towers at strategic positions in order to establish a ‘web’ of signals. Whenever you’re within this ‘web’, or in range of this tower, your phone will automatically register itself on the network.

The problem arises when you fall near the outer edges of the tower’s signal range. This may be due to the fact that your house is located at a place where there are no towers nearby – or you may be driving on a highway where coverage is limited.


Another cause of signal problems is caused by obstructions between the cellular tower and your cell phone. These could be anything from buildings, mountains, hills, trees and concrete in general. Tinting the windows of your house or car is known to further deteriorate reception.

Solving Bad Reception Problems

Most of the signal problems arise when you’re travelling in a vehicle. This is because you’ll be passing between many obstructions, both natural and man-made along the way, and you might even be entering those areas which have no towers nearby.

This can be easily solved by the Wilson 801212 Mobile Wireless kit that can be easily used in cars, RVs, boats – you name it.

Wilson 801212 Mobile Wireless

The Wilson 801212 Mobile Wireless by Wilson is the key to bad reception problems. Here are some of its features:

  • §It packs a powerful 801201 – which is a 3 watt dual-band mobile wireless amplifier. This amplifier gives a gain of 50dB on a 850 MHz band range along with the same gain on a 1900 MHz network.
  • §Supports all North American carriers.
  • §Able to accommodate multiple users.
  • §The package includes both a low-profile internal antenna as well as a 12-inch magnet-mountable external antenna.

Getting to Know Wilson 801212 Mobile Wireless Signal Booster Lights

There are a total of three lights; a power light and a light each for 800 and 1900 MHz frequencies respectively. Here’s what they mean:

Green: When the power light turns green, it indicates that the device has successfully powered up. When the lights of 800 MHz or the 1900 MHz frequencies illuminate green, it signifies that the device is amplifying the signal of either of the two bands.

Red: If either of the 800 or 1900 MHz band lights illuminate red, this implies that oscillation has been detected and the device has powered itself down for that particular frequency. If this happens, it is recommended that you place the outer antenna a little farther away from the internal one.

Amber: If you see an amber light on either of the frequency bands, this means that there’s an overload from the cellular tower. During such a scenario, the signal booster shuts itself down and will reset automatically when the overload is no longer present.


Great Technical Support – Wilson stands by their customers by providing excellent customer support service.

Strong Signal Reception – The device’s 801201 amplifier does a great job of amplifying the signal and preventing dropped calls.

Easy to Use – The well-laid out documentation does a great job of helping even a layman to get this device working in no time at all.

No Clutter – Due to the compact and neat design of this device, there’s no wire clutter.

The Cost

With such great features, you may be expecting that the device would be very expensive. However, this isn’t entirely the case. Wilson’s amplifiers really give you a great bang for your buck. The durability and reliability of their devices is unmatched and will serve you for years to come. Combine that with excellent customer service and it becomes clear that Wilson is the correct choice in signal solutions.

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