We RV all over the country. Many place we arrive at have weak cell signals. We plan on purchasing a booster and then use our phones as hot spots for WiFi connection to our tablets and laptops. According to the manufacturers of the boosters, we are supposed to register the device with Verizon. I am curious what they mean by this. Just tell Verizon we have and are going to use it? Actually give Verizon the model, serial number and so on? Or?
In the US the FCC has to approve any radio equipment for use on cellular frequencies. I suspect Verizon can verify within seconds whether or not yours is approved and proceed from there. Call Customer Service (800) 922-0204 with it in hand.
While, in theory, one can register online, with Mac OS/X (May 2019), I could not get past the "address verification" page. I had to call. The automated response was to use a cell phone 'text message' link to an automated assitant, but that took me back to the same place where it 'hung' before.
Called back again, asked for a person (which the voice response system recognized!), and finally they were able to register the device. They will need information off the label on the device (e.g.: manufacturer, FCC ID, serial #, model)
Yes, FCC requires the booster to be registered with your cell phone carrier of choice, call the customer service 800 number and enter your credentials to continue with registration