Why would you permanently install a cell booster in your car?

This weBoost Drive 4G-M is a neat little piece of equipment. It floods your car with great cell service for you and your passengers, and it doesn’t run afoul of strict federal regulations that have kept other car boosters relatively weak by comparison. It does so with smart electronics and great design.

But, why would you install it? After all, you probably get great cell service in your car, right?

Or, do you?

Let’s look at a couple of scenarios that might just make buying a mobile cellular booster worthwhile.

Driving through dense traffic.
If you’re in bumper-to-bumper traffic you’re not only fighting for space, you’re fighting for cell signals. There’s no way the cell towers on the side of the freeway were designed to accommodate 3,000 cars per square mile. They’re not. So if you’re stopped in traffic and checking for new routes, you’re competing with other drivers who are as well. That could mean the information you need just isn’t available. A cellular booster gives you a leg up on your competition by pulling in signals coming from more distant towers and holding on to them. By the time everyone else gets close enough to get signal, you’ve already beat them.

Keep the kids quiet
Let’s be honest, there are limits to family time. You may be a responsible parent and limit screen time but there are just cases when you’re all in the car and Mom and Dad need a little peace. You won’t admit it, but you’re glad they sullenly stare down at their phones. Problem is, they won’t be staring down for long if there’s no internet in the car or if there isn’t enough speed. A cell booster solves both these problems by making sure that multiple users get a nice strong signal. That means fast streaming and plenty of snapchatting… and plenty of “adult time” in the front seats. (not that kind of adult time, get your mind out of the gutter.)

Remember why you bought a cell phone in the first place? You justified the high cost because you needed to have it for emergencies, so you could call for help if the car broke down. Then you discovered that snake game for the Nokia brick phone and it was all over. But while the Nokia phone’s a thing of the past, emergencies aren’t. You could still be stuck out in the woods or in the desert with a dead battery. You could be in an accident or stuck in the snow. When that happens, do you think you’ll be in the middle of a well-lit suburb with plenty of available cell service? Chances are you’ll be somewhere that looks like a location from Game of Thrones. And if you don’t want to be overrun by Dothraki hordes, perhaps the thing to do would be to call for help. You can do that if you have cell service, and not if you don’t.

A cellular booster of this type does require permanent installation but once installed it should last the life of the car. It’s a great upgrade and it brings safety, security, and peace of mine. If you’re interested in a cellular booster, give the folks at Solid Signal a call at 888-233-7563 or email info@solidsignal.com and we’ll find the right one for you!

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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 9,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.