What’s the best cell booster for first responders?

Sometimes it really is a matter of life or death.Over and over again we’ve seen how our first responders rely on their cell phones when they need to coordinate with other agencies.  Good cell service can make the difference between knowing and not knowing, in those critical moments. When seconds count you can’t be stuck with no signal.

The weBoost Drive 4G-X kit for First Responders

Our friends at weBoost have created a kit that’s specifically designed for those all-important fire, police, and medical personel. The weBoost Drive 4G-X Cellular Signal Booster for First Responders is the perfect solution for making sure your mission is accomplished. It’s the most powerful vehicle cell booster made today, with everything you need for perfect installation.

The cellular booster itself is small and can be tucked away in any corner of your vehicle. You get a low-profile outdoor and indoor antenna which will pull in the most distant and weakest cellular signals and distribute them throughout your vehicle. The entire system can connect through a utility (lighter) socket, or for a more permanent installation simply remove the utility connector and hardwire to your vehicle’s 12-volt system.

Reliable voice and data coverage

This booster will handle all US voice frequencies as well as data frequencies for AT&T and Verizon as well as some of the smaller carriers. You’ll be able to get connected wherever there’s service, and that’s super important when you need critical information.

weBoost is the first cellular signal booster provider to specifically focus on the first responder market. In the last few years, there’s been a real focus on first responders and how they use cell phones even when radios are available. Radios have always been the first choice, but since each different group uses its own set of frequencies, it often means confusion when more than one agency needs to be involved. Sadly as our world gets more complicated and dangerous, this is going to happen more often.

To deal with this, you would have to fix the problem by changing the entire system of first responder radios. Instead, the people on the ground just use their cell phones… when they can. Towers get jammed up and when that happens, often the strongest signal wins. Police, fire and medical vehicles with cell boosters will get a leg up here. They are going to have the best chance of driving those calls through where they need to go.

How does a vehicle cell booster work?

Vehicle cell boosters help deal with a simple fact. Cars and trucks are made of metal. In the case of first responder vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances, a lot of metal. Metal blocks cell signals. So a cell booster takes the signal from outside and amplifies it, then rebroadcasts it inside. This overcomes all the signal loss that happens when cell signals try to pass through the vehicle. You get nice strong cell service inside where you need it.

Vehicle cell boosters don’t boost signal outside the vehicle and they’re not intended to. Sure, this isn’t a solution for bringing cell service to an area without it. However it’s a really excellent solution for people who need to communicate in an emergency. If you’re looking for a durable, reliable, powerful cell booster solution for when it really counts, check out the weBoost Drive 4G-X at Solid Signal today.

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