Connecting an external antenna to your mobile phone, iPhone or mobile data device and placing it outdoors is the most cost effective way to improve mobile signal.
Mobile Phone Repeater If you don't want to be tied to an antenna, then a mobile repeater is the ideal solution. The signal can also be shared by multiple mobile devices.
Passive Repeater Similar to a mobile repeater, these devices are however not powered. An indoor antenna is connected directly to an outdoor antenna using low loss cable. Signal is then disbursed by the indoor antenna.
Available from Optus and Vodafone, these devices require an ADSL connection. They create a mini mobile network indoors and send phone calls via data through the ADSL internet connection.
Regional areas can expect a boost in Optus mobile coverage as the telco has acquired new regional licenses in the 1800 MHz spectrum band, meaning Optus can expand its 4G network coverage to more places around the country.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority and NSW Fair Trading have joined forces to crack down on the use of illegal signal boosters that are being used to improve patchy mobile phone reception.