What Does a Cell Booster Setup Look Like?

Cellular signal comes from cell towers and the amount of cell data you use is paid for by you on your data plan through AT&T, Verizon and others. Often times we find ourselves in places that have poor cell signal, and I have no access to Wi-Fi.   

We always have a WeBoost Cell Booster with us.  What is a Cell Booster and what is its purpose?   Unlike a Wi-Fi booster that is effectively increasing your ability to grab a signal from a distance, a cell phone booster is actually taking a weak cellular signal from the nearby tower and amplifying it for use inside your RV. If you are able to get a cell signal, even one bar, then a cell phone booster can help, but if you can’t get any signal then a booster will boost nothing, 1,000 times zero is still zero.

Our experience with the cell boosters we use is that the cell signal is truly boosted, and broadcasted in your RV. Some limitations exist, and the main one is that when using a cell booster there is an inside antenna that is broadcasting the boosted signal. If you are not within close distance of the inside antenna, then you will get little assistance. This is not a problem when you use a mobile hotspot; you just place it next to the inside antenna and connect to it wirelessly with your phone, laptop, or TV. If you need to use your phone in a low cell signal coverage area, just place the cell phone next to the inside antenna and then use Bluetooth earbuds for calls.

So the set up for a cell booster looks like this: You will have an outside antenna that goes on the roof of your RV or outside mounted on a pole using the TechnoRV Suction Cup Antenna Mount.  The cable from the outside antenna needs to be run inside the RV. For temporary installations you can run it in a window or a slide if you are using the Suction Cup Antenna Mount. 


If it is installed permanently on your roof, you can run the cable through the roof to the amplifier inside.  We have mounted a rooftop antenna for our Pepwave Cellular Router, and it was not as hard as we though it would be.


Once the cable is run inside, it connects to the cell amplifier, and the signal is now boosted. From the other side of the amplifier comes another cable for an inside antenna. This inside antenna is where the boosted signal is captured from your jet pack or cell phone. These units work, and our business would have been in trouble many times over the years if we did not have one of these. 

We sell two different models of the WeBoost Cellular Booster, and they both work the same - one just has more power than the other. The WeBoost Drive Reach has the most signal boost allowed by the FCC for use in motion, and the WeBoost Destination is designed for stationary use. 

Click here to compare both models of the WeBoost RV Cellular Boosters.



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