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An overview of weBoost Signal Boosters

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015

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weBoost (formerly known as Wilson electronics) manufactures devices that enhance cellular signal where there is low or very low cellular signal available. Its products strengthen cellular signals at work, home, automobiles and M2M (machine to machine) connectivity as well.

The goal of a cell phone signal booster is to take an existing cell signal, typically found outside your home, office or vehicle, amplify the signal and then broadcast it to an area which has weak or no signal. A cell phone signal booster system consists of an external antenna, a signal boosting amplifier and an internal antenna, with cable connecting all of the components. In some cases, like the cradle boosters, the amplifier and internal antenna are one unit, but most of the time the three components are separate.

At times, the obstructions are due to the material used in construction which do not support signals and even in a densely populated area, signals do not reach or are incompatible. And in remote towns where there isn’t much population, towers are placed far away. This hinders the process of cell phone tower’s signals reaching the cell phone and the cell phone catching them. This can also be due to a large number of buildings and infrastructure between the tower and the location where the cell phone is being used creating hindrance.

Even though many people residing in towns that do not have proper cellular signals are not that aware of signal boosters. Being unaware they often confuse them for being illegal and in their ways stay away from tampering with signals. A misconception that comes with the technology is that by making use of cell phone signal boosters they might be illegally using cell phone towers that do not come in their range or they might be stealing ‘Signals’. Such unaware people often blame themselves for the weak signals and do not understand that weak signals are due to the incompetence of their cell phone carrier companies and at times even the cell phone models they are using. Cell phone signal boosters, with the help of antennas which are strong, only catch weak signals and amplify them when they reach your cell phone.

Even though many carriers used to offer devices that would boost signal strength in an area that has weak signals, these devices were limited to just one cellphone (single user) or were just used to amplify or boost signals for just a specific carrier (only that which gave the device). Such devices restricted the use especially when there were many users (multiusers) that had various cell phone carriers. Such devices were deemed useless.
Technological advancement has made it possible for devices to be made to boost cell phone signals that are compatible with various models and companies of cell phones and also do not restrict the user in terms of cell phone carriers. These devices can be used for all carriers.

Boosters from various companies such as weBoost (formerly Wilson Electronics) are out there in the market but weBoost being the pioneer in wireless electronics leads. It is 2011 Product of the Year, 2011 CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Finalist, 2010 Best Practices Award - Frost & Sullivan, 2010 Andrew Seybold Choice Awards Finalist, Moab Jeeper Magazine Approved, Storm Chaser Consultants Seal of Approval, CTIA Emerging Technology Awards, and 2008 Mobile Village Mobile Star Awards. Also it is fully compliant under the February 2013 Safe Harbor 2 issued by the FCC

A weBoost signal booster can be bought from us and we can further help in choosing the right type of product for households, business, and vehicles for the right type of users. Different cellphone signal boosters are for different purposes and for different types of users. Functionality, Design and availability differs from product to product. They all work towards one goal: amplifying signal strength. They are designed in accordance for the varying type of usage in different areas.

 Users range from single users (Boosters with a 3G boost for a single user in a vehicle. Enhances talk, text, and basic Internet on all cell phones with all wireless carriers. Only one user shall be able to use the device) . For single users’ products such as weBoost Drive 3G-S 470106 and weBoost Drive 4G-S 470107 are available (Note that these products vary in functionality such as enhancing cellular signals for basic 2G internet and high speed 3G and 4G LTE as well. Also options for calls and text messaging also varies from product to product)
 These products are used for just one cell phone and usually people who have more than 1 cell phone are advised to use a Multi user booster such as weBoost Drive 3G-M 470102 that boosts signal for text messaging, call and BASIC internet, in a vehicle for different cell phones. For HIGH SPEED internet, calls and text messaging weBoost Drive 4G-M 470108 is available.

Apart from single and multiuser in any kind of vehicle, cell phone signal boosters are also designed keeping in professionals from all walks of life. Usually people who are professionally active need to be on the go always. Weak signals mean not being in touch and in contact with their organization or respected colleagues. Products such as weBoost Drive 3G-X 470111 (which entitles 3G boost at maximum range for multiple users in a vehicle. Enhances talk, text, and basic Internet on all mobile phones with all carriers.) And weBoost Drive 4G-X 470510 (that has 3G & 4G LTE boost at maximum range for multiple users in a vehicle. It enhances talk, text, and high-speed internet on all cell-phones with all carriers.) These cell phone boosters are equipped with antennas that catch signals from cell phone towers at a very distant range as well. They are suitable for traveling on the high way or remote areas where cellular towers are not installed at a short distant. This is due to scarce population and less towns inhibited on highways.

 Apart from vehicles, towns that are not densely populated have less cell phone towers in the area. Such towns have weak cell phone signals ranging from 1 to 2 bars. Households in these towns amplify and enhance signals using cell phone boosters made for households. The boosters have a wide range antenna installed in the boosters and a strong external antenna is placed on the rooftop. These boosters work in a way that the external antenna picks up weak cell phone signals and relays the information back to an internal booster, which amplifies and redirects the signal to cellular phones in the home.
For households with 1 or 2 rooms and even the whole house (that have more than 3 rooms) devices such as weBoost Home 3G 473105 and weBoost Connect 3G Omni 472105 are a few of the devices available.

For buildings that are high rise, boosters known as Commercial signal boosters are set up inside the building and connect to an external antenna, often located on the roof. They generally have very strong signal-boosting capabilities and support numerous cell phones and devices at the same time. They are ideal for schools and businesses where the buildings are too large or too insulated to receive a good signal. For such buildings products range in design based on the area covered by the building or the number of floors that it has. weBoost Connect 3G-X 470105 and weBoost Connect 4G-X 471104 have been known to used widely due to their signals being boosted for both 3G and 4G up to 10 thousand square feet.


The FCC has now formally approved consumer's use of cell phone signal boosters in the United States. In addition, the FCC instituted checks to make sure signal boosting equipment doesn’t interfere with carrier networks, and this includes the registration of cell phone signal boosters with the carrier it will be used with.

Boosters that are compliant under the FCC’s February 20, 2013 Report and Order should be made use of since this report and order was made keeping the users in mind making policies that are going to enhance wireless coverage for consumers particularly those that reside in rural, underserved, and difficult-to-serve areas by broadening the availability of signal boosters such that the boosters do not adversely affect wireless networks which may be used for emergency calling (911) or calls made to such emergency numbers are not lost whilst connecting or rerouted to another place.

Questions? Call us for a FREE product recommendation or try our automated Cell Phone Signal Booster Selector Tool. Need a cell phone booster installer? We offer installation services by a certified installing team that installs boosters nationwide across USA and Canada. Submit location details for cell phone signal booster system design & installation quote to have your amplifier kit installed by professionals.

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