Cell Phone Boosters for Us Regular Folks

Cell phone signal boosters? Here’s a confession for you: it took me forever to get a cell phone. My friends were texting and using hashtags like #JSYK long before I finally ponied up the dough to buy one. (I’m thrifty and resistant to change, which isn’t a great combo.) So, I finally get a cell phone, and now I have to learn about cell phone signal boosters, too? Okay! Okay! Deep breaths here. I can do this, and get it done in less time than it took to get a phone. What you’re about to read is for anyone who wants to improve their cell phone coverage but doesn’t have the time to earn a PhD in wireless communications. Here goes…

What a Cell Phone Booster Is

A cell phone signal booster is an electronic device that strengthens cellular connectivity for incoming and outgoing calls, texts, and transfers. People get cell signal boosters to end to dropped calls, missed texts, and data interruption. Because cell phones are such an important part of our lives, it makes sense that anyone struggling with connection issues would want a cell phone booster to help fix the problem.

A cell phone signal booster consists of three parts: an outdoor antenna, booster, and indoor antenna. Here’s how these things work together to improve your wireless connection:

  • The outdoor antenna accesses voice and 3G, 4G, and LTE data signal and delivers it to the booster.
  • The booster receives the boosted signal, amplifies it, and sends it to the indoor antenna.
  • The indoor antenna broadcasts the signal throughout your home, office, vehicle, boat, etc.
  • This process works in reverse when you make calls or send data.

Now you know what a cell phone booster is and how it works. Does this mean you can run out and buy one? You could, but we wouldn’t recommend it just yet. You might not know if you’re getting the one you need. The cell signal booster for you largely depends on one very important question…

“Where Do I Need a Cell Phone Booster?”

Many of today’s top cell booster manufacturers such as weBoost makes a variety of these devices. Some are designed to be used in small or large homes, while others are used in vehicles. There’s one easy way to know if you need a cellular signal booster in your home or vehicle. Ask yourself where you experience poor reception, and you’ll know where you need a cell phone signal booster.

Cell Phone Boosters in Your Home

Let’s say you’re experiencing dropped calls and missing data at home. This is bad news for most people. According to a recent study by Statista.com, the average American household has 10 actively-connected devices. The survey added that households with four or more members can have up to 19 devices on average. With so much depending on your connection, it’s good to maintain a solid connection. In most cases, that’s the solution that only a cell phone booster can provide.

You might live far from the nearest cell phone tower. Or your home could be made with too much signal-blocking materials. Either way, your cellular signal is compromised and you need a cell phone signal booster. The one you’ll get largely depends upon the size of your home. Here’s an easy guide to help you:

  • If you need a boost in a 1,500 square foot area, we recommend the weBoost Home 4G.
  • The weBoost Connect 4G enhances coverage to multiple devices in a 5,000 square foot area.
  • If you need coverage up to 7,500 square feet, there’s always the Connect 4G-X.

Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Boosters

Everyone needs a vehicle cell phone signal booster as far as I’m concerned. Consider what happened to me about four years ago. I was out of work for a couple of years and in desperate need of a job. After applying for literally one hundred jobs, I finally got an interview. Halfway to the company, which was about 40 miles from home, the GPS on my phone just locked up. I pulled over to the side of the road and tried everything to unlock it but nothing worked. I ended up being late.

I didn’t get that job. (Big shock!) I’m sure that my perceived ineptitude factored into the company’s decision not to hire me. While I’m not a cell phone expert, it’s a safe to say that I lost connection at a crucial time. (The same thing happened as I drove through that area on my way home.) I don’t even want to think about that happening during an emergency situation!

Like I said, everyone should have a vehicle cell phone signal booster. Sure, you might get perfect reception from your driveway to your job and back, but those aren’t the only places you travel. While there are a lot of cell phone towers across the country, these structures aren’t everywhere. Not only that, things such as trees, mountains, and clusters of buildings can interfere with your signal. Don’t be like me and lose cellular reception when you need it most!

“Which Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster Should I Get?”

What kind of vehicle do you have? Yes, I know it can be annoying to answer a question with a question, but we have to in this case. The answer to our question will help us give you the answer to yours. Depending on what you say, our techs will likely offer one of the following responses:

  • If you drive a car and want to just boost YOUR calls and GPS, we recommend the weBoost Drive Sleek.
  • Do you normally have multiple passengers with their own devices? If so, the weBoost Drive 4G-X or 4G-M might be for you.
  • If you own a truck or van, or prefer a permanent, semealess installation, you might want to consider the weBoost 4G-x Fleet.
  • Do you own an RV and like to take it to remote locations? What you need is the Connect RV 65.
  • Over-the-road truckers love having the weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR in their big rigs.

Your Source for Cell Phone Signal Boosters

At the beginning of this post, I was practically hyperventilating at the thought of having to explain cell phone signal boosters. Now that I have, we all can consider ourselves subject matter experts, at least to some degree. Look, there’s no shame in not being a technical wizard. The important thing is knowing that Solid Signal is here to help you when you know you need something aren’t sure what that is.

When it comes to boosting cell phone signals, we have everything you need in our online inventory. When you reach out to us, you’ll talk to a tech who will help with everything. If you’re ready to boost cellular signal in your home or vehicle but still have a few questions, give us a call at 888-233-7563.

What About Your Wireless Service?

Are you getting your money’s worth from your wireless plan? In a recent Consumer Reports survey, 14 percent of the respondents said they were considering leaving their current wireless provider. They also believed they couldn’t find an alternative for reliable coverage and reception. This level of dissatisfaction might be higher among the number of cell phone users not surveyed. (There are roughly 224.3 million smartphone users in America, according to a recent study by Statista.com.

If you’re one of those people who are looking for a bigger better cell phone deal, Solid Signal might have what you want. We’re also an ATT Preferred Dealer, which means we offer ATT wireless plans and the latest and greatest cell phones, too. If you’re interested in learning more about our current wireless equipment offers and promotions, connect with a cellular expert at 888-233-7563.

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.