Posted by Admin on June 26, 2015
While massive advances have been made with cell coverage on land, bodies of water are still problematic for people seeking good cell coverage for themselves and their passengers.
Luckily, cell phone boosters have been designed with the explicit idea of solving this problem by taking a weak signal from land-based towers, amplifying it enormously, and then transmitting it to people on board vessels.
If you are seeking a better reception when out on the water or docked at port, a marine cell phone booster is the perfect solution. The booster works by using an outside antenna that receives the signal, which then broadcasts that signal around the boat using an antenna - and vice versa when calling back to land. There are two kits available on the market at the moment:
With 2G and 3G, the Mobile 3G-X can handle major carriers across North America, transmitting a signal to your cabin. It has the strongest amplifier for amplifiers permitted by the FFC, allowing for vast coverage areas. If you want a 4G version of this kit, you may have to wait and check this link to see when it becomes available: weBoost Drive 4G-XR Marine Signal Booster Kit
4G Cradle Booster
The 4G cradle amplifier boosts 2G, 3G and 4G LTE signals but only to one individual device at a time - and the device must sit in a cradle, meaning that Bluetooth or speakerphone is required for voice calls.
The Sleek 4G is intended for use in living areas, rather than on deck - using it outside may cause feedback and system shutdown.
Consider carefully what your needs are before purchasing your marine cell phone signal booster!