cellular service

Dish CEO Collecting Wireless Spectrum Frequencies, Starting 5G Network

Dish Network

Episode 1613

The founder of DISH Network, Charlie Ergen, has been quietly buying up wireless frequencies auctioned by the FCC and will start a fourth major cellular company behind AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint. Leo says thatĀ Ergen has been waiting for 5G to establish his network and is planning to spend more than $10 billion. Ergen says that what took other networks over ten years to establish, he can do in three.

How can I get more consistent internet access?

Internet connectivity

Episode 1379

Ed from North Carolina

Ed would like to set up a delivery business where he can take orders online, but the ISPs where he lives are rather slow and unreliable. Leo advises looking into a business class account which offers a guarantee of good service. Leo also says he can get computers as his receivers and get a router that supports cellular bandwidth. That way he'll have a more reliable service with a cellular system.

What cellular provider works best where I'm moving to?

Episode 1115

Manny from i95, Florida

Manny is moving to Florida and wants to know if he can test drive a carrier to see how they work. Leo says that most carriers do offer a two week trial, especially when you bring your own phone. Just go into the store and talk to them.

Another option is to go to broadbandreports.com, where they rate cellular providers and internet service providers by zip code. Lastly, talk to your neighbors. They'll know best and they may have solutions Manny doesn't know about.

How can I improve cellular signal in my house?

Episode 985

Tiss from Redding, CA

Tiss is having trouble getting cell reception in her house. Leo says that a FemToCell or MicroCell will help. It's like a mini cell repeater site in the house that she would connect via her internet. She should call her wireless company and tell them she's returning the phone unless they give her one. They do sell them, but they might give it to her if she says she'll leave.