HOW DOES IT WORK?
Texas Cellnet uses state-of-the-art 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz, and 900MHz wireless radio equipment. A network cable is run from our equipment into your home or business which can be plugged into a desktop computer, laptop, or network router (wired or wireless). It works by transmitting signals to and from nearby wireless tower antennas, instead of using a traditional phone line. That means you have the flexibility to live in the rural areas and still receive high-speed downloads and uploads for your home or office.
In the past rural areas only had the option of being on dial-up internet or being on a satellite service. Dial-up is a technology that is slow and un-reliable. It may take minutes to download a picture or hours to download a file. Satellite is another option for high-speed but it has it’s downsides as well. Satellite is weather pending, meaning if there is a storm you will not have service since you are getting your signal from a satellite somewhere in space. Downloads are faster but the time it takes the information to transfer takes a long time, since the data has to be sent all the way into space. The cost for satellite is high and unreasonable.
Texas Cellnet changes this. We offer high-speed internet service at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We have many different packages that will fit your needs and you can upgrade or downgrade your package at anytime by just placing a phone call to our office.
All you need to do to get started is to look at our availability map to see if you are covered by one of our towers and then just fill out our survey form . Once you do this we will survey your site, at no cost, and inform you if you are able to recieve our fast internet service. It’s that simple.
What is Line of Sight (LoS) and how does it affect Wireless Internet?
LoS refers to the direct path that radio waves travel from our broadcasting towers to your location. Depending on the frequency we use for your connection, the wireless waves can have little to no interference in their path such as trees, buildings, etc. These obstructions cause the signal to be diffracted, refracted, reflected, or absorbed and the technician that surveys your location will look for these things to certify your service is the best we have to offer.
First we come out for a site survey where we record important details about your location and what towers you have the best line of site to. We then return to the office and use a software that shows us what lies between your location and our towers and that helps us make an educated decision about your eligibility for service.
What is a Site Survey?
To verify your home or business for service, a technician will come to your location and record some important details about where you are in comparison to our tower sites, and which towers you have the best line of site to. Rarely is it needed for you to be at present for the Site Survey, but if you have specific questions about your antenna placement, network configuration, or have easily excited pets then you are welcome to request a call before our techs come to your site. We do Site Surveys as close as possible to the order they are received but in between service calls throughout the day. The techs take several surveys with them each day and choose surveys that are in the area they are working and for this reason we do not put surveys on our schedule.
After the tech has taken notes about your specific property, he then returns to the office and will use a software that shows us what lies between your location and our towers, and that helps us make an educated decision about your eligibility for service. Be sure to check what packages are available in your area before requesting a survey.