Why a cell booster matters in an emergency

It seems like the wild weather isn’t going away anytime soon. If it’s not snowing or raining, it’s tornado time. And let’s not even think about how Southern California is due for another big earthquake… it’s been 20 years since the last “big one.” We may have no defense against the weather but we do have some defense against being stranded… a good cell phone and a booster.

We learned a lesson from Superstorm Sandy… land lines are no longer the top priority. Some areas of Manhattan were without them for weeks. In heavily populated areas it can take a long time to find and fix 100-year-old copper lines or replace them with fiber. On the other hand, cell service was back up in New York City as soon as there was power to run the cell sites.

A cell booster in the home and another in the car are a great way to make sure you’re equipped for emergencies. In case of heavy weather. phone lines may snap or the power grid may go down near you. With a cell booster you have a chance of getting to a cell that’s further away and communicating that way in the case of an emergency. A home cell booster can run off a generator if phone lines and power lines are down, and a car-based booster takes hardly any energy to run but could help authorities find you if you’re snowed or rained in.

If you don’t know what booster you need, we have an easy-to-understand form you can fill out to get a recommendation from our professionals. Cell boosters don’t cost anything at all to run if you don’t use them, but the chances are if you have a booster you’ll want to use it full-time… there are very few people who really have fantastic service inside the house and there’s no one who hasn’t dropped a call while driving.