Boaters: Get a Marine Cell Phone Booster

Hey there, Mr. or Ms. Casual Boater. Yeah, you. The person who likes to take their boat out just enough so you can’t see land. Maybe you enjoy fishing or taking your friends out for tubing or water skiing. Whatever you use your boat for, you can do it while having enhanced cell phone coverage while on the water. Some boat owners don’t know that marine cell phone boosters are a thing. They are, and if you’re taking your boat out of dry dock, now is a good time to add one. It doesn’t take much to install a marine cell phone booster before you put your craft in the water. In short, there are many great reasons to put one in your craft. Take it from us, you’ll be glad you did!

“Why Do I Need a Marine Cell Phone Booster?”

Oh, we can think of a few good reasons. First a foremost, if you need to make an emergency call, you need that call to go through. Like really need, not just want it really badly. Since these devices help reduce dropped calls, missed texts, and slow/interrupted data, you have a better chance of making that call than you do without a booster on your boat. There are other important reasons to have a marine cell booster, which include:

  • Maintaining communication with friends/family on shore.
  • Ensuring the GPS on your phone says connected. (Very important while at sea or large freshwater bodies.)
  • Improving signal strength for other cellular-connected devices such as tablets and laptops.
  • Checking Facebook or other social media. (No judgments.)

Anything you want or need to do with a cellular-connected device will be enhanced by having a marine cell booster on your boat.

Marine Cell Boosters: What You Can Expect

So, let’s say you add a marine cell phone signal booster to your boat. What does this mean? Well, we can tell you what it doesn’t mean. You can’t take your boat out 50 miles from shore and expect to get perfect calls and flawless texts and downloads. These cell signal boosters are amazing devices, but it’s important to be realistic about what to expect from your booster.

A cellphone booster in your boat is likely to have an ideal range of one to two miles offshore. There are many reasons for this, such as:

  • Most cell phone towers are located inland, away from shore.
  • Many cell towers have transmitters set to low so signal doesn’t interfere with neighboring cells.
  • Hills, trees, and/or buildings interfere with transmission.
  • In rural areas, interference from a single cell tower can cause unreliable reception.

In certain conditions, you might get reception five to seven miles from shore. These include having a clear line of sight to the cellular tower and no turbulence in the air. This is most likely to happen if you’re out on the lake which happens to be within a certain number of miles of a rural cellular tower. Because these conditions are so specific, it’s best to consider your marine cell booster’s range to be one to two miles. That should be enough distance to do what you have to do with your cellular-connected devices.

Marine Cell Booster Installation

Are you concerned about how difficult it might be to install a marine cell phone signal booster? It’s okay if you do. You want this unit to make your time on the water easier, not more difficult. You can rest assured that installation is easy when you get a marine cell phone booster from Solid Signal. This unit delivers better voice and data with fewer dropped calls. It also provides improved voice quality, faster uploads and downloads, and up to two additional hours of talk time in weak-signal areas. But what about installation?

When it comes time to put this device in your boat, just follow these three easy steps:

  1. Plug the unit into your boat’s power supply
  2. Install the exterior omnidirectional antenna
  3. Enjoy improved signal strength for cellular-connected devices in your boat

As you can see, it’s not extremely difficult; but, the unit still comes with simple instructions for a quick, easy setup. If you have any installation questions, you can always call our tech team at 888-233-7563. They can answer any questions you have about this marine cell booster, including how to install it and much more.

Speaking of Wireless Service…

… Did you know that Solid Signal is an AT&T Preferred Dealer. This means we offer AT&T wireless plans and all the latest cell phones, and offer a variety of sales and promotions to help you save money on these purchases. If you’re in the market for switching networks, you’d like to save big on your cellular fees, or both, we can help. Have you ever been out in your boat and thought, “I need a new phone,” or, “I don’t want to pay this much every month?” If so, then you really need to give us a call at 888-233-7563. Our cellular experts will tell you all about our current offers, promotions, and more.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.