A:AnswerI believe it is supposed to be compatible with most carriers. Our carrier is Verizon and we live out in the country. Prior to getting this signal booster, our reception was not good and would have dropped calls. I would have to go a window on the west side of the house to make sure my call was not dropped. Now I can go anywhere in my house and have good reception and haven't had a dropped call since.
A:AnswerHi Ward, the terms are describing the antenna types provided in the booster kit. The "whip" is the inside stick antenna that connects to the amplifier for distribution inside your home/cabin/office. Its a omni-directional antenna. The "yagi" is the outside antenna. This is a directional antenna (my preference). You need to invest some to determine which way to aim this antenna... but it will pay back in more in-building coverage and faster data.
For best system performance you want the Yagi antenna mounted high and aimed "towards the cellular tower" and "away" from your building! If the carrier cellular tower is north of your building you want the Yagi on the north side of your building roof aiming north.
If the TV tower is on the south side of your building and you mount the Yagi aiming north over your building... the software in the booster may automatically reduce your system gain (performance).
Regarding the conduit... for our most remote customers we often recommend upgrading the RG-6 cable to RF-11. This thicker RG-11 cable is still only 3/8".
A:AnswerYou can use a generator if it is pure sine wave. You can use a 12 volt source by cutting the 110 power supply off and using the leads to a 12 volt battery. That’s how i use it. I checked with the manufacturer and no problem.
A:AnswerIt comes with a sturdy mounting bracket that attaches to the yagi & two U bolt brackets, bolts, lock washers for the bracket to be attached to a mast. It doesn't come with a mast or pole since that is unique to each installation.
A:AnswerDifferent models have different capacities to handle multiple users. I suggest taking the time to read informative material on the Surecell company website. Then you can determine how your unique needs can be better met.
A:AnswerNo, it gathers the cell signal from outside your home or building, relays it to the booster unit inside which then provides a stronger signal to an inside antenna from which your cellphone can draw. However, you must choose the appropriate indoor antenna for your needs. Good information available on the Surecell company website about the whole process. Take the time to determine what fits your unique location in order to purchase the model you need.