Help identifying cell frequency for booster

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I've been looking at getting a cell booster for a while as there are a couple of areas in my house I can get signal but only in windows. Now I'm moving out into my own house and I'll definitely want a booster so myself and gf can forgo a landline. The ones I'm looking at on Amazon are all rated by frequency in MHz and I'm not sure what one to get for my area. I've tried to use cellmapper but there's so much info and I don't know what to go with. Can anyone help? If you search cellmapper.net for Marystown, NL on the map, that's fairly close to me. Thanks
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There are no Telus towers on the island at all it seems, I guess they piggyback Bell? I just ordered one anyway to try. 850mhz. Only need to make calls and texts not concerned about data
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3G uses 850 and 1900mhz. Those are your guarantees for service. Koodo hasn't rolled out VoLTE yet so look to those frequencies second after 850 and 1900.
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Codo,
Telus and Bell have a Tower share agreement 
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Ok so its the actual carrier frequency that you'd be looking for, great new knowledge for the day Goran
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@Paul When on the map, click on a tower. It will tell you whose towers it is and the frequencies it runs. IE: Bell (700MHz, 850MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz, 2600MHz)
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Check out the installation instructions on the weboost.com site, even if you have purchased another unit. It's important to respect antenna separation guidelines, or you may be making your situation worse rather than better.

You must have a passable unobstructed signal outdoors for the exercise to be worth it.  A well-installed boster can gain you a few bars of reception, but only if there's a something to begin with.
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I went with the 850mhz, and just holding the antenna of the booster out through the window I could normally get signal in if I laid the phone on the sil, it seems to work. I'm confident once I mount it all correctly it will be fine.