Choosing a cell booster? Let us help!

The world of cellular boosters is more complex than ever. it’s supposed to be easy to find just the right booster for your home, right? The truth is it’s even more confusing, because manufacturers have merged, changed names, or even stopped selling here in the US. Every single cellular booster that was on sale in 2015 is discontinued today. Many boosters that were common just a year ago are no longer made. That makes it hard to find good information on the internet.

Understanding the choices

Back in the early days of cell boosters, choosing one was easy. Today, you not only have to understand where you’re going to use the booster but what you want to boost. The choices can get awfully confusing.

Voice-only cell boosters

As recently as a few years ago, I recommended people get voice-only cell boosters if they were going to use them where they had good Wi-Fi. The voice-only cell boosters have been mostly discontinued now. Truth is they weren’t a good value now that other boosters are less expensive.

Voice and data boosters (4G/LTE)

Pretty much every booster out there today will boost voice and data from all major carriers. This means that you’ll get a much better signal no matter if you’re talking or typing.

Boosters for 5G

As I write this in 2020, there are no dedicated 5G boosters. However, if you have AT&T’s 850MHz 5G service you may get some benefit from a traditional cell booster. Although they’re not designed to specifically help in that band, some do provide some boost.

5G service is rolling out fast in the US but only in areas where there is strong cell service anyway. Cell booster makers are working hard to get 5G solutions ready. If you buy a booster today though, you’re not going to be left out in the cold. 4G/LTE voice and data is still going to be the most common way to use your phone for a few years yet.

In-building boosters

There are now boosters for spaces as small as 1,500 square feet or as large as 100,000 square feet. There are so many choices that you’re bound to find the right solution.

Mobile boosters

Whether you need better cell service for yourself or for an entire RV full of people, you’ll find the solution you need. There are more choices than ever for mobile cell boosters. Of course, there are more reasons than ever to use one.

But with all this choice, how can someone choose?

We’re one step ahead of you here. Our tech staff is ready to help you through this confusing time with a free service to help you find the right booster for you. Our cell booster help request form is a confidential, easy-to-use resource that will help you get just the booster you need, whether you need service in a car or for a 100,000 square foot building. We carry all the major lines and are happy to give you the perfect recommendation to help you get great cell service indoors!

When we receive a request, our team usually responds within 24 hours with a customized package designed just for you that includes everything you’ll need to get great coverage where you need it.

Want to learn more?

Our team has put together a simple page that lays it all out in an attractive way. Visit our cellular signal booster landing page and learn everything you might want to know! Still have questions? Call us at 877-312-4547 during east coast business hours and our team will be happy to answer!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.