signal booster recommandation

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live in Gretna.  mts towers located in Altona and St Joseph.  transmitting at 850 MHz, i understand.  which signal booster is recommended?  what gain setting?  is dual band signal booster preferred over single?  does mts offer/sell cellular signal boosters?
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As far as I am aware MTS it self does not offer / sell boosters but some of their rural dealers offer these units on their own.  You may want to talk to your nearest MTS select store and see what they  have.

There are also some of the manufactures of boosters like Wilson Amplifiers that have web pages devoted to units that are compatable with the different cell carriers. 

Also keep in mind that MTS has announced that by the end of 2016 their CDMA signal will be turned off,  so if you get a booster just for CDMA it will be obsolete after that time.

And I think that one of the MTS engineers  (Graham?) on this site had mentioned that MTS would appreciate knowing the location of  boosters that have been installed by a customer as the booster may cause signal problems for other customers in the area.  It makes it easier for MTS to diagnose connection problems if they know the location of private boosters.
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I can't recall the exact bands MTS is using but it would likely be worth investigating what they use in your intended booster location to make sure what you have is a good fit.