Posted by Admin on January 06, 2017
It is 2017, are you still dealing with dropped calls, poor call quality, slow mobile internet or stuck texts? With so many cell reception boosters available, there's no reason to tolerate less than excellent reception. You will find a booster to meet your needs, whether you need a boost as you travel, or you're still relying on a landline because your home reception is so awful. With so many options, you might hesitate to make a decision – How do you know you're buying the right one? We created this buying guide to highlight the top models in 2017 and to make it easy for you to choose the perfect model for your location and your needs. It is time to get a powerful signal no matter where you go – and settle for nothing less.
If you need a reception boost at home, a typical home signal boosting kit will have an outdoor antenna, indoor antenna, and an amplifier unit. Make sure the booster you select provides the coverage you will need to get a signal where you need it – even in the laundry room, basement and backyard. For the typical home, a booster with maximum 5000 square foot coverage will be quite sufficient. True coverage depends on the strength of the signal outdoors and the size of your home.
Our weBoost Connect 4G 470103 Booster Kit with Yagi Antenna is the best you can buy for 3G and 4G in-home reception. With a strong signal, it can cover up to 5,000 square feet. A medium signal still reaches 3500 square feet, while even a weak signal covers 1000. It also boosts 4G LTE signals, so if you heavily depend on your 4G LTE mobile devices for watching videos, uploading and downloading files, this would be an excellent choice:
If you live in a studio apartment, trailer or cabin, you could opt for a smaller, less powerful model. Our weBoost EQO Signal Booster Kit is popular for apartments, with 2G, 3G and 4G LTE signal boosting that less powerful but works works well in a small space of up to 1200 square feet:
Love life on the road? If you're a truck driver, you will need a booster for a strong signal no matter where the job takes you. As you get closer and farther away from your carrier's towers, you will notice dramatic changes in your call quality and internet speed.
You don't need hundreds of square feet of coverage – you just need your phone or tablet to work in the truck cab area. What you do need is a powerful boost, so you can rely on your signal to respond to work calls, communicate with friends and family, and entertain yourself on breaks.
Our weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR 470210 Truck Signal Booster is specially designed for trucks. It can also be used in other small areas like recreational vehicles and trailers. The maximum boosted coverage area is up to four feet radius around the patch antenna included, so your entire cab will get the strong boost you need:
In a large recreational vehicle, camper or mobile home, you need a more powerful model than those made for cars and trucks. Your RV is your second home, so you will need a decent range to make sure you will get a strong enough signal to enjoy your devices as you would at your house (not just within 4 feet of the patch antenna as the previous truck cell phone signal booster highlighted).
Our weBoost RV 4G 470201 Signal Booster Kit for RV supports multiple devices on 2G, 3G and 4G LTE from any brand and carrier in the United States and Canada. It finds the signal no matter where you are, and amplifies it so you would never have to wait until you get home to start uploading vacation videos on Facebook for your friends and family:
Launching this month is one of the most sophisticated, fully-featured boosters available for industrial buildings. For excellent coverage in up to 140,000 square feet, check out the WilsonPro 4000R Booster.
What makes this model outstanding for businesses is its ability to perform as signals fluctuate for strong, consistent signals throughout the entire building. It is equipped with four ports for internal antennas you can install throughout the building. The ports are independently controlled by on-board software that automatically monitors and adjusts for excellent, consistent coverage. This intelligent software is what makes this model truly revolutionary:
This is a big purchase. Your reception situation is about to change... Permanently. This means you need to make sure that your booster will always be compatible with your mobile devices. Some boosters only work with one type of carrier, or a specific phone manufacturer. It is best to invest in a booster that has universal compatibility. That means it will work with all phones, from your mom’s ancient 2G Samsung flip-phone to your daughter’s Android 3G tablet. Even if you will be the sole user of your booster, you may change phones in the future, or add more devices to your network. Rest assured that all of our boosters work with all cellular device makes, models, and carriers in United States and Canada. Thus, you never have to worry about your booster not working for visitors, or getting a new booster if you change your phone.
You will need to assess your existing cell signal to figure out how powerful your booster should be. Cell phone signal is measured in decibels (dBs). A quick way to see your signal is to check the bars on your devices. However, this is not the most accurate way to check your signal. You can actually see exactly how many dBs your cell device gets – check out our blog post on mobile reception decibels to learn more.
Go outside and walk along the perimeter of your home or office to measure your area's dBs, because you will be using an outdoor antenna to capture the signal and bring it inside your home or building. If you get no signal, there will be nothing to amplify. Therefore, even the strongest booster will not be of any help.
The biggest distinction between cell phone boosters available in 2017 is the locations and situations they serve best. The types of antennas, accessories and areas of coverage are what make each model different. Now, there're specialized boosters for RVs, campers, apartments, houses, and even large enterprise buildings.
Still not sure which booster is best for you? You can try our handy signal booster selector or get in touch for more help. Remember, all of our products are backed by a 60-day full refund guarantee. We aim to make it easy for you to find the right booster so you can enjoy a fast, reliable connection everywhere you go.