The FCC (Federal Communications Commison) has adopted new rules to improve consumer signal booster designs so that these devices do not casuse an interference with wireless networks. There are also new FCC rules regarding what cell phone users need to do before using as signal booster. Please refer to the official FCC webpage for more information about signal boosters:
According to the FCC, there are two things you need to do in order to use a signal booster:
- Get approval from you wireless provider
- Register the specific booster with your wireless provider
Various wireless providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, metroPCS, U.S. Cellular) have agreed to allow the use of consumer signal boosters that meet the FCC’s new rules.
Minimum information you maybe required to register your signal booster with your wireless provider:
- the name of the Consumer Signal Booster owner and/or operator, if different individuals;
- the make, model, and serial number of the device;
- the location of the device; and
- the date of initial operation.
The following are the links to the signal booster registration page for the major cellular networks: