What are the differences between the WilsonPro 70 and WilsonPro 70 Plus?
WilsonPro 70 (465134) vs. WilsonPro 70 Plus (463127/463227)
WilsonPro is Wilson Electronics’ commercial cellular amplifier brand. Unlike Wilson’s weBoost Connect 4G and Connect 4G‑X consumer boosters that have distinctly different visual styling, the differences between the WilsonPro 70 and WilsonPro 70 Plus commercial amplifiers aren’t as apparent at first glance.
In this article we’ll review the 50-ohm versions of the WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus.
- WilsonPro 70: starting at $1,099
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: starting at $1,799
There is a $700 starting price difference between these two product lines. The WilsonPro 70 is the entry-level amplifier in the WilsonPro series; the WilsonPro 70 Plus is the next step up in price and features.
- WilsonPro 70: Metal housing
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: Metal housing
Both amplifiers use the same metal housing—the only difference between them is the label on the front of the unit.
Both boosters receive power from a standard 110-volt wall outlet, and use the same power supply (the Wilson 859900).
Gain is the booster’s increase in the signal strength it receives from the outside antenna, measured in dB (decibels).
- The WilsonPro 70 has a maximum uplink gain of +70 dB.
- The WilsonPro 70 Plus has a maximum uplink gain of +70 dB.
Both units have the maximum uplink gain allowed by FCC specifications created in 2014.
This is where the two amplifiers differ: The WilsonPro 70 Plus has about +10 dB more downlink power than the WilsonPro 70. The additional downlink power in the WilsonPro 70 Plus gives it the ability to handle more users—essentially, it has a bigger “pipeline.” This is critical in buildings that have more simultaneous users, with greater demands on cellular data usage.
- WilsonPro 70: LCD panel with signal meter
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: LCD panel with signal meter
The weBoost consumer products use lights to indicate the booster’s status; the WilsonPro series replaces these with an LCD display panel. A button next to the display allows the user to cycle through the four cellular bands received by the amplifier in order to verify that each is functioning properly.
- WilsonPro 70: N connectors
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: N connectors
The 50-ohm WilsonPro 70 and WilsonPro 70 Plus use the robust N connectors found in most commercial-grade systems.
- WilsonPro 70: 400-type (−3.7 dB signal loss per 100 feet) or ½-inch FPE or plenum air (−2.0 dB loss/100 feet)
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: 400-type (−3.7 dB signal loss per 100 feet) or ½-inch FPE or plenum air (−2.0 dB loss/100 feet)
Both 50-ohm systems come standard with 400-type coax cable. Powerful Signal also offers upgraded ½-inch coax cable with nearly half the signal loss of 400 cable, allowing for longer runs of cable in large buildings.
See our Complete Guide to Coax Cable for more information about types of cable for cell signal booster systems.
- WilsonPro 70: inside dome or panel / outside omni or LPDA
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: inside dome or panel / outside omni or LPDA
The WilsonPro 70 and WilsonPro 70 Plus use the same 50-ohm antennas. Powerful Signal offers several antenna configurations for both systems.
- WilsonPro 70: Large home or small office, moderate number of users
- WilsonPro 70 Plus: Large home or small office, larger number of users
The WilsonPro 70 is one of Powerful Signal’s most popular systems, and it’s an excellent choice for large homes and small offices.
The WilsonPro 70 Plus is the preferred model for buildings where better performance is needed with heavier user loads.
Need help choosing the best WilsonPro system?
The experts at Powerful Signal have been improving cellular reception in buildings of all sizes since 2007. Please call us at 866‑912‑3444 or contact us online—we’ll be happy to help you find the best system to improve cellular reception in your office or home.