Rural Cell Phone Service

Business Cell Phone Service Coverage in our buildings is non-existent.  If we are outside the building we can get cell service for a couple of cell phone providers.  We are a rural school district and looking for a unit that we can put in our building to give us good signal inside.  We used a Verizon 4G LTE Network Extender this last year but it stopped working and only worked for those that had Verizon as their service provider.  Does anyone know of a model that is reliable and covers most service providers as long as we have a good GPS signal?  We have our old one....that stopped working.....connected to our network.
Eric BrunningDirector of ITAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have used these where I am. You really need to get one from your ISP.

Explain your circumstances and ask for a money back arrangement if the hotspot does not work
You could go two routes:
1) Get femtocells for each major provider. However, to minimize the cost, you might have to haggle with each provider. (I got AT&T to give me mine for free when I caught them having admitted that my neighborhood has coverage issues)
2) Get an in-building wireless solution (distributed antenna system). More expensive, but you'll probably get better results.

I don't know exactly how many schools your district runs, or what size they might be, but you might literally choose solutions based on some set of criteria. Schools meeting certain criteria get one solution, schools that don't get the other.

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