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Old 03-20-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
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cell and internet boosters

just wanting to know if any on you use cell phone boosters to help with getting your signal. I tried a one made for mobile but it didn't help that much at all. I thought that maybe one make for a house would be better. and what brand
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:41 PM   #3
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I use a hot-spot from AT&T.. Works great....


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Old 03-21-2016, 07:33 AM   #5
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Have a WeBoost LTE booster at our rural farm house........middle of nowhere, and no good cell service for many miles.

Works great. Range is not extreme, but in most of house we get 3-4 bars.....where before, my phone got zero, and wife's got 1 bar at best. There is no landline there, so at least we have communication when we go there. Not cheap, but cheaper than $90 a month forever for a Centurylink land line.

If you want 4G, make sure you get the model made for 4G. And make sure outside antenna is pointing at the nearest tower, wherever it is. It is a signal booster........and if there is truly NO signal, there's nothing to boost.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:31 PM   #6
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Have a WeBoost LTE booster at our rural farm house........middle of nowhere, and no good cell service for many miles.

Works great. Range is not extreme, but in most of house we get 3-4 bars.....where before, my phone got zero, and wife's got 1 bar at best. There is no landline there, so at least we have communication when we go there. Not cheap, but cheaper than $90 a month forever for a Centurylink land line.

If you want 4G, make sure you get the model made for 4G. And make sure outside antenna is pointing at the nearest tower, wherever it is. It is a signal booster........and if there is truly NO signal, there's nothing to boost.
X2 - we have a friend with a 4G/LTE WeBoost in their Toy Hauler and it really does the job.

As for a WiFi booster, the WiFi Ranger has received good reviews and my personal experience with it is that it works as advertised (although I DO think their 2 mile claim is a reach, I have personally seen the WiFi Ranger suck in a WiFi signal from a Jack's fast food restaurant that was about a mile from the campsite.

We will be installing the WiFi Ranger and We Boost on our Berk.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:08 PM   #7
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I also have weboost, works fine. Remember it boosts doesn't make signal. Make.sure antenna is at highest metalic spot on rv. Also use att Mobil hot spot. Better rates for data.
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Wilson Electronics (now known as weBoost) seems to be the leader in cell phone amplification. They offer a complete line of boosters, antennas, etc. The company has been around for many years, and I started buying Wilson products 18 years ago. And, one of the better internet stores that offers tremendous customer service is the 3G Store (I am not affiliated with Wilson, weBoost or 3G) at this url:

Wilson Electronics Antennas, Amplifers and Repeaters

I have bought several items from the 3G Store through the years and have been pleasantly surprised with their pre-purchase support and post-purchase support. Sometimes you have to purchase amplifiers based on your cell provider because each cell provider (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc) use different frequencies for their voice and date transmissions.

Remember that regardless of the amplifier you use, having a good antenna is the key to your success, just as chesterberkshire posted. Which kind varies on your RV and your particular configuration.

Personally, I use the Wilson Sleek amplifier combined with a small, magnetic base antenna that I put on my hood when camping. The sleek has a cradle that you can put your cell phone or MiFi unit in.

I believe that Wilson also offers a line of WiFi amplifiers also.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:47 PM   #9
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I also have weboost, works fine. Remember it boosts doesn't make signal. Make.sure antenna is at highest metalic spot on rv. Also use att Mobil hot spot. Better rates for data.
Speaking of Data Rates....T-Mobile offers unlimited data with their hotspots and starting at only $20/month

Anyone have *recent* experience with T-Mobile hot spots (I say recent because in the last 6-9 months, T-Mobile has supposedly done a major upgrade/build out to their cell tower network)

Our local library let's you check out a T-Mobile hotspot for $10/week, so I did so to check out service. Pretty much anywhere in the Huntsville-Decatur-Athens-Priceville-Cullman area of AL, you get decent signal and 4G/LTE. And my oh my that sucker is FAST!

So now the question is, how is T-Mobile reception in other parts of the country?
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$10 a week for unlimited data? How long can you keep it?
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