No-one wants to move home or switch to a new mobile provider only to find they have next to no mobile signal.
But if you are having coverage problems, don’t be tempted to try and boost your signal with a mobile repeater – because if you do, poor reception could be the least of your problems.
The unlicensed use of mobile repeaters is illegal in the UK. People using them can face a fine of up to £5,000 and up to a year in prison.
It’s for this reason that you won’t find these devices for sale in the High Street or through your mobile phone company.
Mobile phone signal booster
Unfortunately, a number of websites still try to pass these devices off as the solution to signal problems.
Some even claim these devices – which are also described as mobile phone signal boosters or enhancers– are exempt from Ofcom’s regulations.
Don’t be fooled. They are not.
The use of these devices – many of which originate from suppliers in the Far East – can cause serious interference problems.
Only the mobile network operators are licensed to use equipment that transmits in the cellular frequency bands.
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For advice about coverage or signal strength, always speak to your mobile provider first.
You can also check out our guide on maximising your mobile coverage.
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