Seven Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Portable Tower

There are many different needs for a portable tower system (also known as a Cell On Wheels), from an emergency situation to a temporary remote worksite. The businesses and entities that rely on portable tower systems require seamless communication and we can offer them that!

There is, however, a general lack of knowledge regarding how to maximize the value of such a system. While we will always listen to your needs before recommending specific products and services, there are seven general ways to amplify the value of a portable tower system. Let’s jump in.

Two-Way Radios

Our first way to maximize the value of your portable tower system is to invest in the rental of two-way radios.

A hand holding a red two way radio

There are several benefits to having two-way radios on hand. These radios are intrinsically safe, fully submersible, and easy to operate. We also carry several models with different ranges, from 5km to 30km and beyond! Two-way radios have long been known as a convenient staple for worksites requiring advanced communication systems.

We also offer maintenance free installation and on-site service. We offer both Very High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency and are fully equipped with the following accessories:

  • Mics
  • Headsets
  • Spare batteries
  • Gang chargers
  • Onsite inventory of parts that need regular replacement
  • Among many more!

Satellite Phones

While you may have a signal to connect to with the presence of a portable communication tower, it is always recommended that you have satellite phones on hand, just in case!

The brand of satellite phone that we use (Iridium) can reach to the most remote areas, making it a worthy addition to any Emergency Response Plan. A comprehensive safety plan will always take emergency blackouts into consideration, and that includes having a satellite phone within reach. It is your failsafe and a necessary component of a safe worksite. For a larger scale solution, we can also provide a supplementary satellite dish with an office phone.

The Satellite phones that we offer are durable and ready to use. Make sure to play it on the safe side and invest in this handy technology.

Copier & Print Services

The majority of the time that we rent out communications towers to clients, they will already have made arrangements for a temporary office space to carry out administrative operations or provide employees with a common room for rest.

When there are administrative needs being expressed, we will always recommend supplementary office items such as a copier or printer! While many businesses already have these types of devices, disconnecting and transporting them can end up being a more costly and time-consuming venture than is necessary. In times like these, it is recommended to simply rent these items, have them delivered to your site with any other rental items, and allow us to help set it all up. We carry various major brands of copiers and printers, including:

  • Xerox
  • HP
  • Cannon
  • And more!

We also make sure that our rental rates are always competitive, so you don’t have to worry about unreasonable mark ups for ancillary items like these.

A close-up of a printer being fed a piece of paper

Satellite TV’s

Alright, let’s be honest. Most people do not need television. But that’s not the world we live in today, where companies care about the comfort of their employees, such as during their leisure time off the job.

An item such as a Satellite TV will ensure your employees are kept entertained while they’re enjoying their free time. This reduces your obligation to arrange for entertainment and is a fairly inexpensive way to show your employees that you care about their comfort while in a potentially remote environment.

Light Towers

Let there be light! For all projects that require a boost of needed light, we can offer wide-body light towers with exceptional lighting and power options.

The light towers we rent to businesses are trailer-mounted that combine superior job site lighting with various power options (up to 20kW) in a rugged, heavy duty steel frame. They are also equipped with large fuel tanks and simple engine controllers with various fault protections. These towers are ideal for illuminating remote operations, particularly those related to mining, drilling, and security.


So, you’ve got a functional signal, some awesome two-way radios, backup satellite phones, and perhaps even a printer or light tower. However, what about situations that require an extra surge of power to complete the jobs you committed to?

For these situations, we recommend a generator! We’re happy to offer heavy duty mobile generators for reliable power. These generators have many benefits, including:

  • Compact and sound-attenuated
  • Single and three-phase options
  • Construction, commercial, industrial and special event applications
  • State-of-the-art digital information center
  • Fully integrated, large capacity fuel tank for long run times

Never be caught in a remote area with inadequate power by investing in a high-quality generator!

Portable Heater

Working in a remote environment in frigid temperatures? You also may want to add on a portable heater to ensure you and your employees are able to safely brave the elements. This is especially important for British Columbia and Alberta winters!

Our portable heaters are readily available to be added to your portable cell tower rental. We have several direct and indirect options available as well. They’re all durable, versatile, and available for construction, residential and restoration project applications.

We also have tent heaters and air movers available for rent. All you have to do is ask!

A close up of a turned on heater grid panel


We hope we have demonstrated in this blog that there are many useful add-ons to portable communication towers that will help you get the best use out of your tower. We’re thrilled to be able to help companies by providing no-hassle rentals of these additional products.

At Earth Communications, we’re dedicated to discussing your unique needs and making calculated recommendations for these add-ons based on collaboration. We will never try and upsell to you unnecessarily and want to make sure your worksite continues to be safe, comfortable, and efficient!

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