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DAS Too Much? SureCall Cell Phone Signal Boosters (Passive DAS) are a Timely and Cost-Effective Solution for Improving Cellular Coverage Inside Large Buildings.

With the surging demand for constant connectivity, the need for reliable cellular service inside large commercial buildings has increased dramatically. The most viable solution to this issue is Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Traditional DAS (known as Active DAS) can be expensive and typically take over a year to deploy. Today, building owners can implement an in-building cellular solution without the price tag and the extended deployment timeline of a traditional DAS with a cellular signal booster (Passive DAS) solution.

Choosing a Signal Booster Over aN ACTIVE DAS: Pros and Cons

Apart from the much more affordable price tag and time frame for installation, there are also some significant advantages to choosing a signal booster over traditional DAS.


Carrier Approved Many cell phone signal boosters, like SureCall, are FCC certified and approved for use on all of the major carrier networks. Most active DAS deployments must be approved by the carrier, which can take over a year and in some cases not approved at all.

Carrier Agnostic — Signal boosters are carrier agnostic, meaning they can enhance multiple carrier signals simultaneously, making them perfect for carrier-diverse applications. Most active DAS solutions are carrier specific so multiple systems would need to be deployed inside a building which drives up the cost.

Ease of Installation — Each signal booster operates independently, making it easier to install and design an effective building-wide solution. A traditional active DAS system is one system, but with multiple antennas and in-line amplifiers that must be adjusted and tuned to perfection during installation, which can be time consuming and involved.


Coverage Area Limitations — In extremely large venues, an active DAS solution may better suits the needs of the building owner if they have the budget. Connecting into the carriers’ network would eliminate the need to install multiple signal boosters throughout the building and antennas on the roof. For example, to achieve the same coverage area as a 500,000 square foot DAS, twenty (20) SureCall Force5 boosters would need to be installed. Whereas, a active DAS solution with one integrated system and one access point may be the most viable option.

SureCall Signal Boosters, Built To Perform When Reliability Matters Most.

SureCall’s high-performance signal boosters improve wireless coverage for all users inside buildings that suffer from weak and unreliable cell signal.

If a cellular phone signal booster fits your needs, SureCall’s Force5 is an affordable and easy-to-install choice. The commercial-grade Force5 signal booster increases voice, text, 4G LTE signals in buildings starting at 25,000 sq ft and can scale well over 100,000 sq ft by deploying multiple systems. Force5 is ideal for use in large buildings such as: commercial, industrial, academic, government and municipal.

A complete enterprise solution, Force5 is available with a variety of indoor and outdoor antenna options, offering the flexibility to customize the installation to suit any floor plan. Force5 is also compatible with SureCall’s Sentry Remote Monitoring and Control System providing the integrator or building owner with remote access to adjust and optimize performance while located off-site.

Force5 Cell Phone Signal Booster

  • Increases cellular signal strength starting at 25,000+ square feet
  • Multiple Force5 boosters can be deployed to cover 100,000 square feet or more
  • Improves voice, text and 4G LTE data signals for all North American cell carriers
  • Supports 100+ simultaneous users
  • Industry leading 3-year warranty
  • VoLTE Certified *Read More
  • Kits are available with 1, 2 or 4 indoor antennas providing the flexibility to customize the installation and meet the needs of any large building or floor plan.
Certified Installer Training

Our professional training features an in-depth look at SureCall’s line of products and how to accurately design, propose and install signal booster systems for optimal performance. Learn best practices for conducting a site survey, booster deployment, troubleshooting, optimization and more.

Join us for one of our training sessions and become a SureCall Certified Installer. Our live webinars are held weekly on Tuesdays at 11 :00 am PST and Wednesdays at 8:30 am PST. Click Here to sign up.

Free System Design Services

SureCall offers free system design services for buildings over 10,000 square feet. We’ll develop a comprehensive configuration diagram, design layout and BOM (Bill of Materials) that will be forwarded to you directly. Submit your site survey findings, RF signal readings and floor plans directly to our design team via our online Commercial Installation Questionnaire.

More Info

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