HD TV ANTENNAS, CELL PHONE BOOSTERS & WiFi CALLING INSTALL SERVICES
DFW Antenna helps companies and home owners with A grade products and install services. Our focus is on TV antennas, phone boosters, WiFi calls and removal of old antennas. All these signals come over the air (OTA). We specialize in making sure the wireless signals come through clean and give you a great experience for years. We have been doing this for a long time, over 40 years combined. We are here for our clients and because of our clients and we thank you.
OVER-THE-AIR (OTA) HDTV ANTENNAS
WHAT ARE OTA HDTV ANTENNAS?
A OTA HDTV Antenna is a way to get local TV channels to your TV for FREE from a broadcast tower located roughly up to 100 miles away. These free TV services allow you to view channels like Fox, ABC, CBS, PBS and many more in High Definition. The antenna can be mounted in several places inside or outside your house, business or apartment to get the best signal at all times. Antennas are best to be placed outside where no obstructions are blocking the signal immediately. Your antenna is a catchers mitt and that mitt brings your favorite TV shows inside your dwelling to your TV so you want a great signal. The antenna TV signal actually comes from a broadcast tower that is located at the best place possible within a populated area. For the Dallas Fort Worth or DFW Metroplex area the signal comes from Cedar Hill and covers about 12 Texas counties with Local TV Service
WHY WOULD I WANT A TV ANTENNA?
A TV antenna would be wanted because it gives you a picture quality that can not be provided by the cable or satellite companies. Over the Air TV comes through the Air and not on wires buried in the ground or on telephone poles. This allows for less stops and obstacles along the way as the TV signal gets to your house or business. There is no monthly fee, it works when it rains, you can install a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with a antenna to record your favorite shows.
HOW DO I INSTALL A HDTV ANTENNA?
Yes you can do a DIY HDTV antenna install yourself and most of the time the antenna will perform as desired. If you would rather have DFW Antenna install your TV Antenna we would be obliged.
CELL PHONE BOOSTERS
WHAT ARE CELL PHONE BOOSTERS?
Cell Phone boosters bring the outside cellular phone service from your carrier into the house through a basic combination of an outside antenna, amplifier and inside antenna. A Truck, Car or RV cell booster is capable of covering the inside of the vehicle where you would normally find coverage hard to achieve. Cell phone boosters can also help with buildings, apartments, parking garages and more. They can be scaled to cover large 1,000,000 sq. ft. facilities that cell service just doesn’t get in or out as is usually the case through the concrete walls.
WHY WOULD I NEED A CELL PHONE BOOSTER
If you have bad cell coverage in a building, business, home, rv or car a cell booster is a great option to fix poor cell reception. Cell phone boosters stop dropped calls from happening by giving you a way to get your signal from or to the cell tower located closest to you. While not the cheapest for a quality cell phone booster they are a great solution for people that just can’t get service into their building. When making sure calls are coming and going as they are supposed to, a phone booster is the only option.
HOW DO I INSTALL A CELL PHONE BOOSTER
While installing a cell phone booster can be done on your own, The best option is to have a certified technician put a cell phone booster in. The reason is because a cell phone booster can interfere with cellular towers and mess up calls for everyone. You also need to register your cell phone booster with all the major carriers so they know where the phone boosters are located if interference from your booster should occur. We are not saying don’t do the install yourself, we are saying read the instructions.
WHAT IS WIFI CALLING?
WiFi calling is when you rely on a local wireless network, your home or building WiFi instead of cellular towers to make phone calls. This is an option to keep your phone calls going when you normally would not have service through the cell towers. If you have cell phone reception issues it is a work around just as well. The reason this works is because you get a direct line through your internet provider back to your phone carriers network.
WHY WOULD I USE WIFI CALLING?
WiFi calling would be used in scenarios where you are inside a building, warehouse or home and your cellular signal is not working. It is an alternative to a cellular booster or even a backup solution to possible carrier outages within a region.
HOW DO I SETUP WIFI CALLING?
To setup WiFi Calling it is a 2 part system. The first part is making sure it is enabled on your phone and if you want WiFi calls to take priority over calls through the carrier. Sometimes your cell phone plan does not allow for WiFi calling services without upgrading the plan. It could also be that you need to register your phone for e-911 to be enable WiFi calling. The second part to be have a good experience for WiFi calling is your business network or your home network in combination with your internet carrier. Without a good WiFi network in place you will have a unpleasant experience. There are minimum setups for a WiFi network and also placement of the antennas to ensure a quality WiFi call. DFW Antenna uses Ubiquiti products for all our WiFi installations. Why a robust WiFi network is not always cheap Ubiquiti helps with some of the cost while giving a great product and experience to our users.
ANTENNA AND SATELLITE REMOVAL
WHAT IS ANTENNA OR SATELLITE REMOVAL?
Antenna or satellite removal is the removing of older or in the way antennas or satellite systems on a building or house. If you remember the 6 ft wide dish that just sits on the roof or in the back yard, C-Band satellites is what they are. They sit there for years either rusting or becoming an eyesore. As they rust out they become hazards to people or possible a hazard to your building or home depending on where and how the dish is mounted.
WHY WOULD I NEED ANTENNAS REMOVED?
While the main reason for a antenna removal or satellite removal is for safety there are other reasons for it also. Not always are a antennas old but in the way of construction. Maybe the commercial roof or home roof is getting replaced and the satellite needs to be temporarily removed while it is being replaced. By having a technician out there to reinstall the antenna or satellite you take away later possible problems. Usually a antenna has to be pointed properly to get the best signal. Ever notice how your satellite goes out in the rain? That is actually not normal, that is because it is not fine tuned. It takes a meter to fine tune a satellite or antenna. HD signals might go away but SD or non HD signals almost always work through the worst of rainstorms.
HOW DO I REMOVE A ANTENNA OR SATELLITE?
To remove a antenna or satellite you would normally take the dish or antenna off the pole or mount it is on and then remove the mount or pole if necessary. If you plan on putting it backup make sure you are extra careful not to tweak the dish or antenna as that will hurt signal quality possibly. For the big C-band satellites the dish it self comes apart in sections as it is very heavy as a whole.
WHAT AREAS WE SERVICE
TEXAS COUNTIES WE WORK IN
DALLAS, DENTON, TARRANT, COLLIN, JOHNSON, ELLIS, PARKER, HOOD, SOMERVELL, ERATH, PALO PINTO, JACK, WISE, MONTAGUE, COOKE, GRAYSON, FANNIN, HUNT, ROCKWALL, RAINS, KAUFMAN, VAN ZANDT, HENDERSON, ELLIS, NAVARRO, HILL, BOSQUE, HENDERSON
SOME OF THE CITIES WE SERVE
Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, McKinney, Plano, Allen, Melissa, Anna, Richardson, Keller, Watauga, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Weatherford and many many many more. Texas is a big state.
Although your county or city might not be here it does not mean that we do not service that area. Please check with us if you are unsure. We do travel to further areas and as we grow we will be adding new areas.