cell signal booster

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I have an iphone 5 with Virgin Mobile and no cell signal at my home so I purchased a signal booster -   3g WCPMA 2100MHZ.  Will it work? 
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Wendy Venedam

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Not if there is no cell signal at your home. Zero multiplied 100 times is still zero!  Cell boosters only help in situations where there is a low level signal.
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2100 Mhz does not cover most Canadian cell providers. You will need something that does 850/1900 3G and Band 4 LTE assuming that a booster will help you at all. As David points put,100 x zero = zero. Boosters will help if your outdoor signal is at least 1 bar and may give you 2 or 3 bars indoors with proper installation.

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