In our offices we have a very strong cell phone signal above ground, however in our conference room in the basement, Verizon & Sprint have almost no coverage (while AT&T works, it is 1 or 2 bars vs full bars above ground).
We are looking into purchasing a cell phone booster, to bring in the signal from outside the building into the basement. The main receiver would be installed and powered in the center of a 4000 sq foot space, and the antenna would be located roughly 50 feet away to bring in the signal.
My question is - do these cell phone extenders, such as the zBoost brand, work well? We have everything from regular voice, blackberries and internet cards which would be using this signal. The 'coverage' area of this boosters does not seem to be that wide, I am guessing the internal booster uses a low power so that it does not interfere with the regular signal.
Are there any 'commercial' solutions to this problem and who would I contact to price them out? I am not sure who to even call about this one.
Thanks in advance.