Vehicle Boosters: How they Work & Why You Might Need One

Are you a traveling businessperson? Do you and your family take frequent trips in an RV? Ever been on the road depending on your phones service or data for some critical reason rather it’s for navigation or a teenager’s entertainment? We all know that cellular reception is not flawless across the country, which can make road travel difficult for someone who needs or depends on cellular service during travel.

That’s all the reason to get a cell phone booster for your vehicle. This will help prevent these dead spots that disrupts the service of your calls, navigation, or web surfing. Wilson and zBoost have different options to help accommodate ever user possible. There are cradle boosters which are to be used with one phone because the phone is required to sit in the cradle (or very near to it) to have the signal boosted.

Our top choice for one user: weBoost Drive Sleek

One of our favorites is the weBoost Drive Sleek. This cradle booster installs easily, can be moved from car to car, and even helps you mount your phone where you can see it. Aside from its good looks, this booster really wins the day by giving you a USB charging port for your electronics as part of its power adapter. While it’s not a wireless charging solution, it’s still possible to create a clean-looking install with the Drive Sleek.

Our top choice for the whole vehicle: weBoost Drive Reach

Got a family or multiple users? No problem! weBoost also has a great hands free multiple device boosting system to allow any passenger in your car to get the boost they need. The real winner here is the Drive Reach, which brings massive boosting power for cars, trucks, RVs, and even semi trucks.

These kits each have an outdoor mini magnet antenna. This is to collect to weak signals outside to travel through the cable into the amplifier/cradle on the system. If the default antenna included with any kit is not enough you feel (especially if you are commonly driving through dead zones like deserts) there are additional antenna options available to ensure better signal reception in the low really tough areas. The Drive Reach installs semi-permanently, although it can be moved to a new vehicle if you get a new one.

Which one should you choose?

Some people find the cradle kits to be perfect because all they need is boosting to their own phone in the car. If you find that you’re usually the only person in the car, choosing that cradle booster will save you money. On the other hand if you carpool or have a larger vehicle, the larger booster will be the right way to go. Either way, you’ll get a top-quality system that will keep everyone streaming, navigating, and communicating with no problems at all.

If you’re ready to buy or even if you just have a few questions, call us! The technicians in our Novi, Michigan corporate offices are ready to answer your questions during East Coast business hours. The number is 888-233-7563. If you know what you want, shop for it now at Solid Signal!

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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 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.