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Old 06-20-2018, 09:08 AM   #1
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Cell phone signal booster

Looking for recommendations for a camper cell phone booster and accessories.
Is it worth it and / or do they work on really weak signals?
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:11 AM   #2
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I use a wilson and yes it can give you as many as 2 or 3 bars more of service. It's enough for me to use my phone as a hotspot and stream movies on a Roku.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:08 PM   #3
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The Wilson Weboost works great, as long as there is a signal it will make it very usable. Not cheep by any means but it's the best there is.
I typically see a 30-50dB signal gain in areas that when turned off the signal is unreliable or unusable. No issues with voice calls or data including on a Mobley.
Follow the directions closely as to antenna spacing or you will get oscillation.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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Weboost in the rv (we have an older version with the directional exterior antenna) and hands down the smoothtalker with the 'candy bar' interior antenna in the truck.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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Weboost works great for us. First time out with the weboost installed and had good cell service in a park on Lake Huron where we usually have to walk to town to get a signal. We have the weboost drive sleek that comes with a cradle for your phone. Wilson electronics $199. If you want there is also a weboost that has an inside antenna that rebroadcast the amplified signal throughout your camper so you can use multiple devices at the same time. Problem with that is $499 and up.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:37 AM   #6
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Thanks for everyone's response. It looks like sticking with "Wilson"
Weboost is the way to go.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:49 AM   #7
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There are several versions of the Weboost. The lower cost one requires that you have the cell phone in contact with the inside antenna while the more expensive one will allow a fair distance from the phone. Remember these are signal boosters. If you have no signal currently they may not work as they must have a signal to work. The amplifier also gets a little warm so lan on mounting it in an area that has some air circulation.
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Demo'd a web boost this past week in less than ideal conditions. Perfect test was at home actually. New build, don't have high speed internet yet. So I bought an AT&T internet router, but I have bad cell coverage. So I just dry fit it in the basement to get an antenna near the window from where my network stuff was. Pictures are speed test on my phone BEFORE the web boost and AFTER the web boost. And a picture of the terrible set up. I think if installed nicely on the roof it would work even better.

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I have the AT&T wireless router. The issue is...even if you are getting 10Mbs instead of 2Mbs, the bandwidth is divided over the number of devices connected. So if 5 items are connected to the router I still only get 2. So I would still keep all the items connected through the web boost individually and not try to use a router. I know that is not the question...but it is sort of the next obvious question.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:35 PM   #9
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Coachmen Prism and cell phone booster

We are new owners of a 2018 Prism. Inside the coach is a is a winegard plug with a 12v and attenna recepticals. Can I use this to install my weboost cell signal booster?
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We are new owners of a 2018 Prism. Inside the coach is a is a winegard plug with a 12v and attenna recepticals. Can I use this to install my weboost cell signal booster?
No. Thatís your television antenna connection.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:58 PM   #11
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:16 PM   #12
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What puzzles me is that there is nothing plugged in. Is this for a second antenna?
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:18 PM   #13
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There is an antenna that is connected and can be adjusted to pull in TV signals
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:21 PM   #14
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You can use the power port to power the weboost.
The antenna connector (F connector) is an output from the OTA TV antenna with the switch on, or the park cable when the switch is off.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:00 PM   #15
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Thank you, appreciate the info!
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